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Africa, EU Lag in ATT Implementation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said that African leaders and their European counterparts are not doing much about implementing the Arms Trade Treaty, (ATT) since its adoption by the United Nations (UN).Speaking at the opening of the 4th Europe-Africa Summit in Brussels, Belgium, President Sirleaf said that though the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty is a giant achievement, both the EU and Africa are lagging in the robust implementation of the treaty; that, she said, calls for more effective EU-Africa cooperation to achieve the objective of the treaty.The Liberian leader was speaking as one of 54 African and 28 European leaders attending the two-day summit on Arms Trade.According to a dispatch from the Belgium and European Union (EU) Capital, Brussels, during the working session on peace and security, the Liberian leader used the opportunity to call for more robust, honest, and concerted efforts to stop the proliferation of small arms in Africa—a situation that the Arms Trade Treaty will definitely address upon coming into force.The 193-members UN General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the ATT in New York, about a year ago. The treaty aims to regulate the $85 billion arms-industry and to keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers and criminals. It also aims to set a standards for all cross-border transfers of conventional weapons ranging from small firearms to tanks and attack helicopters.The Liberian leader emphasized that while conflict resolution efforts are worth commending, both the EU and Africa need to focus more attention on conflict prevention, highlighting the Liberian experience during its years of crisis and the huge negative toll it had on the society.President Sirleaf also spoke about unemployment as a challenge on both continents; urging that youth unemployment be put on the front burner. “Youth unemployment is a threat to peace and security, especially in states that are post-conflict fragile,” she pointed out.She said the sub-region is very grateful for the initiatives of the regional institutions, ECOWAS and the African Union, supported by the European Union and the United Nations to restore constitutional order in several African countries as “conflict in one country is conflict in all; conversely peace in one country engenders peace in all.”Meanwhile when entered into force, the ATT would create binding requirements for states to review cross-border contracts, to ensure that weapons will not be used in human rights abuses, terrorism, violations of humanitarian law, or organized crime.It took a major step forward on its eventual entry into force on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, as 18 countries, including five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters, delivered proof of its ratification to the UN.The treaty will enter into force once 50 countries have presented proof of ratification to the United Nations. With the latest 18 countries, there are now 31 ratifications out of 118 signatories, or 19 short of the number needed for the treaty to take effect.Also speaking at the summit, Mauritanian President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, who is the current president of the African Union, (AU) stressed the need for reinforcing the economic and commercial cooperation between the two continents, while calling for more coordination in the security field, notably in the region of the Sahel so to reduce terrorist threat.UN Secretary General Ban Kin Moon, for his part, said that Europe and Africa share proximity and history,” Mr. Ban said, “ideas and ideals, trade and technology,” adding, “You are tied together by the ebb and flow of people.The UN Boss noted that migration presents policy challenges, but also represents an opportunity to enhance human development. Promote decent work and strengthen collaboration.He urged both continents to stay true to universal values and not to succumb to opportunists who seek to divide societies and exploit fears for political gain. “Across the range of challenges, solidarity must be our guide. Let us draw on the collective force of the people of Africa, Europe and the world–and build a life of dignity for all.”The European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy noted that as the theme “Investing in people, prosperity, and peace” suggests, it relates to people’s everyday concerns – safety and security, job prospects, and their future, as families and individuals.“All should be able to live free from fear and all should share the possibility of prospering where they live,” he emphasized, warning that it is now for leaders to signal the strategic direction for the partnership, to set priorities for the future, and to confirm its commitment to delivering them.President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barraso, reiterated that the EU partnership with Africa is a partnership based on mutual respect and a partnership of equals. “Our partnership with Africa, like with any other partner, is constructed as a bridge and not as a barrier to more global cooperation. For us the era of spheres of influence should be over. We need to replace it by wider circles of convergence,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Commitment to help ensure a peaceful, stable, prosperous future for Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,In my capacity as President of the Guyanese American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) and Chair of the Private Sector Council of the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS), I wrapped up on Friday a series of engagements in Washington, DC with officials at the US Department of State; some key lawmakers and their staffs on Capitol Hill; and representatives of a number of non-Government and political organisations. These engagements had to do primarily with efforts to ensure the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (old CBI), funding for components of the US/Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act and activities surrounding the State Department’s designation of 2020 as the Year of the Caribbean. I also participated in two sessions of the Latin America and Caribbean Forecast Forum at the American Association of Chambers of Commerce of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the Making African Trade Easy (MATE), a two-day conference and expo held at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center.However, inevitably the current situation in Guyana formed part of the discussions. I will not get into details about my exchanges on this issue other than to say that I totally support the statements issued by the AB and EU countries as well as the Commonwealth and the OAS. I would have preferred an election this year but that is now behind us. My concern now is for a peaceful and stable environment in which free, fair, transparent and verifiable elections can be held which would provide for all the contesting parties to accept the results of the elections and to work together for the future progress and prosperity of Guyana for the benefit of all Guyanese.During my stay in Washington, I saw media reports of a tweet from Senator Marco Rubio which made reference to a new Government. In diplomacy and some national Constitutions and even perhaps political jargon, when reference is made to a new Government following an election, it means whichever party forms the Government including the incumbent. Unfortunately, certain sections of society were “spinning” the tweet to suggest that Senator Rubio was recommending that the electorate reject the incumbent at the next election and elect a new Government.I am non-partisan in terms of Guyana’s politics and feel strongly that only in rare cases should foreign elected officials advise on the rejection of any political party contesting an election. So, I decided that I should seek an audience with the Senator’s office to verify the authenticity and the meaning of the content of the tweet. His office afforded me an audience at short notice and was able to discuss the tweet, the current situation in Guyana, Venezuela’s ongoing claim to Guyana’s territory and maritime space and US/Caricom relations.On the issue of the tweet, the Senator’s office had the previous afternoon via telephone indicated that the tweet was authentic and that, as it had said earlier that day to some Guyanese journalists including Mark Benschop via telephone, the tweet was not meant to suggest an endorsement or rejection of any political party contesting the Guyana elections. A spokesperson for the Senator’s office later sent me the following statement indicating that I was free to circulate it: “The Senator’s tweet was not an endorsement to any political party in a sovereign nation. The future of Guyana is up to the Guyanese people.”I posted this statement to social media and received significant criticism, some even suggesting it is fake while others questioned whether I was a lobbyist for APNU or the PPP/C. I am not a lobbyist for anyone. In order to be a lobbyist in the US, one has to so register and there are certain conditions under which elected officials must interact with lobbyists. In the case of Senator Rubio, is represents Florida, where I live, and as any good politician would do, he and his staff react to issues and concerns raised by his constituents. I consider the “spin” put on the tweet by certain sections of the media to be unethical, unprofessional and even mischievous.As indicated earlier, my commitment at this time is to help to ensure a peaceful, stable, and prosperous future for Guyana and all Guyanese and I will be doing whatever I can to contribute to this objective.Regards,Wesley Kirtonlast_img read more

Rep-elect Douses Death Rumor, Dedicates US$15K bridge

first_imgDr. George Samah dedicates a bridge as part of his campaign promises.He would have been the second Representative-elect in recent memory to have died before taking the oath of office in six years, if the widely spread news of the death of Representative-elect Dr. George B. Samah was real. It would have also been in the same month of December, as was the case when a Sinoe County District #3 Representative-elect died in 2011 prior to taking his seat.It may be recalled that on December 17, 2011, Rep-elect Nelson Wah Barh died under mysterious circumstances shortly after he was re-elected as a member of the 53rd Legislature. The late Barh was subsequently replaced by Representative Matthew Zarzar through a by-election.On December 11, news spread through a rumor mill that Dr. Samah had died. The rumor circulated widely causing hundreds of sympathizers to gather at his homes in Stephen Tolbert Estate and New Georgia.But in his own words, Dr. Samah told journalists: “I am not dead yet.”“They are disappointed over their defeat, so they lied saying I had died. They will see me alive this year, next year and the years to come,” said a beaming and energetic Dr. Samah.He was addressing a crowd of well-wishers yesterday at a program for the dedication of the US$15,000 bridge he has constructed in Chicken Soup Factory, Gardnersville as one of his campaign promises.Prior to the dedication, Samah also presented 20 cans of paint to community leaders to beautify Stephen Tolbert Estate for the Christmas season.“My priority for District 12 is education and health; we have one public high school and two ill-equipped public health centers. It will be our responsibility to partner with the government and international donors to help our people improve their lives,” Dr. Samah said.Dr. Samah holds a Doctorate degree in Philosophy. He is the second Doctor of Philosophy to be elected as a lawmaker in 12 years. Dr. Kettehkumeh Murray was the first, and served in the 52nd Legislature (January 2006–January 2012).It is believed that with his level of education and experience in accounting and work experience with international organizations, Dr. Samah is eyeing the chairmanship of the Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Development, putting him in the race with Montserrado County District #11, 16 and 17 Representatives-elect Richard Koon, Liberia’s former Customs executive and Comptroller General, Dickson Siebo and Hanson Kiazolu, respectively.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Poly survives scare

first_imgSUN VALLEY – DJ Gay has made a name for himself in recent seasons as one of the purest outside shooters in the area. His shot fell flat Tuesday night. Yet Poly somehow survived an off night from the top scorer in the City Section, coming from behind by as many as six points in the fourth quarter for a 60-58 victory over visiting Palisades in the City Section quarterfinals. Gay finished with a game-high 22 points for No. 3 seed Poly (23-4), yet the point guard was just 8 of 24 from the field on the night. He missed three of four free throws in the final 30 seconds, but No. 6 Palisades (19-10) came up scoreless on its final three possessions. “I had a an off-night tonight, but I tried to remain confident and put this team on my shoulder,” Gay said. “I admit I was pretty nervous there at the end of the game. Luckily, we pulled this one out.” Mauricio Gonzalez and Andy Guerra each scored nine points for the Parrots, who trailed 55-49 with 4:25 remaining despite leading by as many as 10 points in the first half. Ashton Roberts scored 10 of his 12 points in the second half to put Palisades ahead, but Gay hit two consecutive 3-pointers to tie the score at 55-55 with 3:24 remaining. Aaron Hawk-Harris made a layup with 1:43 remaining to give Palisades its final lead at 58-57. Gay hit a 7-foot floater to put Poly back on top with 1:01 remaining, and the Parrots held on despite Gay missing three of four free throws to end the game. “DJ came up big for us there despite missing those free throws,” said Poly coach Brad Katz. “It wasn’t pretty for most of the night, but he’s the top scorer in the City Section for a reason. He carried us.” Hawk-Harris had a game-high 17 points for Palisades, including 10 in the first quarter. Poly will face either Westchester of Los Angeles or Jordan of Los Angeles on Thursday in the City Section semifinals. kevin.connelly@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The Poly High of Sun Valley boys’ basketball standout is recognized for his ability to perform in the clutch. He couldn’t buy a clutch free throw this time around. last_img read more

Boost for Arsenal! Walcott could make first team return against Anderlecht

first_imgTheo Walcott could make his first-team comeback for Arsenal in Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Anderlecht.The England international has been out of action since January after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage against rivals Tottenham in the FA Cup, but returned to play 45 minutes for the Gunners’ under-21 side last week.The 25-year-old came through the fixture at Borehamwood unscathed and has been involved in full training with Arsene Wenger’s men over the past week.Walcott is now ready to give Arsenal a major boost and return for the Champions League tie in Belgium.Midfield trio Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mikel Arteta all trained at the club’s London Colney training base on Tuesday after respective injury problems and defender Calum Chambers has been passed fit to play on Wednesday.Serge Gnabry, who played alongside Walcott at Boreham Wood, is also expected to be included in Arsene Wenger’s Belgium-bound squad. Theo Walcott in action for Arsenal 1last_img read more

Defence key to play-off final victory for Southend, claims former star

first_imgFormer Southend midfielder Adrian Clarke believes Phil Brown’s side can win the League Two play-off final thanks to their resilient defence.The Roots Hall side conceded just 38 goals this season, seven fewer than opponents Wycombe and Clarke believes that, in a tight game, the Shrimpers’ solid defence can prove the difference.He said: “Both teams deserve to go up. 84 points they both have this year, I think most seasons, which would have got you in to the top three.“As a team, they defend really well and they work so hard.“One thing Phil Brown has done is make the side super fit. He must work them so hard on the training pitch because they just run and run and run.”“Defensively they’re pretty solid, it’s whether they have the creativity to score the goals, that’s the question mark.Southend beat Stevenage 4-2 on aggregate to book their final spot, while Wycombe overcame Plymouth Argyle 5-3 in their other semi-final clash.Tune in from 5.30pm for LIVE commentary of the League Two play-off final between Southend United and Wycombe Wanderers at Wembley Stadiumlast_img read more

Bradley Dack seals Blackburn victory over local rivals Bolton

first_img Dack continued his fine run of form Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Bolton’s response was excellent with Spaniard Raya diving to his left to push away Will Buckley’s curling effort from the edge of the penalty area.Raya produced an even better stop from Erhun Oztumer’s corner, tipping away Magennis’ powerful header.Wanderers continued to press and nearly levelled three minutes before the break.Magennis muscled his marker aside to head Oztumer’s corner goalwards only for Charlie Mulgrew to clear off the line. Tony Mowbray’s side climb into the play-off spots Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 3 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? MONEY REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 3 ADVICE RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED center_img BEST OF huge blow silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Rovers dominated early pressure but did not trouble Remi Matthews, who was again deputising for the injured Ben Alnwick.And it was Phil Parkinson’s side who fashioned the first chance after Dack fouled Joe Williams on the edge of the Blackburn penalty area.Josh Magennis fired in the free-kick but the wall did its job at the expense of a corner.Five minutes later Blackburn took the lead. Matthews saved Harrison Reed’s first shot, a follow-up effort was blocked by David Wheater before Dack fired home left footed from 10 yards. It’s back-to-back defeats for Bolton manager Phil Parkinson 3 But Rovers survived a late scare when referee Darren Bond awarded a penalty for a push on substitute Christian Doidge.However, a linesman’s flag raised for offside against Doidge overturned the original decision, much to Wanderers’ anger.Bolton had won the previous six home clashes with Rovers but could not recover after falling behind to Dack’s latest goal.And they paid the price for missing chances in the opening 45 minutes. Wanderers certainly could have been level at half-time but for a brace of fine saves from David Raya and a goal-line clearance. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Bradley Dack scored the only goal as Blackburn beat local rivals Bolton 1-0 to lift themselves towards the Sky Bet Championship play-off places.Dack struck his eighth goal of a prolific campaign so far after 22 minutes as Bolton slipped to back-to-back defeats. There was still time for Derrick Williams to be booked for a crude challenge on Craig Noone, scorer of Wanderers’ winner in their last home game against Derby.Yanic Wildschut was introduced for Buckley at the start of the second half as Wanderers tried to force their way back into contention.Magennis collected the game’s second booking before Rovers boss Tony Mowbray made a double change, taking off Rodwell and Rothwell for Richie Smallwood and Corry Evans.For all their possession Bolton struggled to create many more opportunities.Reed was yellow carded for time wasting while substitute Wildschut finally tested Raya.Substitute Adam Armstrong might have eased away nerves with Rovers’ only chance of the second half but Matthews saved low down by his near post.Then came the game’s big talking point with Doidge nudged in the back as he challenged for the ball. But within moments Bolton’s joy turned to frustration as referee Bond awarded Rovers a free-kick instead of a home penalty.last_img read more

Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United: Marcus Rashford strikes late to win it

first_imgIf his recall therefore represented the chance he had been pushing for, Bournemouth swiftly threatened to seize it from him when in only the fourth minute Wilson sent Ryan Fraser clean through on David De Gea, who did brilliantly when spreading himself to save low from his shot.The goalkeeper had saved again from Wilson and watched Junior Stanislas go close when, in the 11th minute, they were rewarded by taking the lead.From Luke Shaw’s headed clearance, Lewis Cook fed Stanislas on the right, and after he sent a low cross in behind United’s low defence, the in-form Wilson calmly met it first time with a left-footed finish beyond De Gea to secure his fourth goal in four league games. 4 Manchester United stars celebrate their winner. revealed Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth had won five of their past six fixtures and were on course to win again when Callum Wilson gave them a deserved lead, but as they similarly did against Newcastle and Chelsea, United regrouped, securing a valuable victory through finishes from Anthony Martial and Rashford.The rebuild required since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement remains a steady, ongoing process, but if their rediscovery of the resilience that gave them so many points late on in games under Ferguson becomes a regular feature it will ensure they maintain their present momentum.In the absence of the injured Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez was handed his first league start for United since the 1-1 draw with Wolves on September 22, starting as the central striker as Rashford dropped to the bench. United gradually recovered the momentum, and almost took the lead on the hour mark when Sanchez headed towards goal from Smalling’s knockdown to force another save from Begovic.Young, Rashford and Paul Pogba then went closer still when, after Young was fouled and had curled a free-kick from the edge of the area against the crossbar, Rashford’s rebound was brilliantly blocked by Nathan Ake and then hit Pogba, who saw it roll towards the goal-line from where Brooks cleared. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion In the second minute of added time, with a goal still likely, Martial found Pogba on the left wing, and he sent a superb cross to Rashford, who chested down and atoned for his earlier miss by finishing low from close range, further easing the pressure on Jose Mourinho. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 4 tense huge blow latest Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Rashford came off the bench to score the winner Bournemouth players celebrate Callum Wilson’s goal How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings changes whoops Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Most Popular Premier League Stories gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 4 Nathan Ake put in a superb display at the back for Bournemouth. 4 SORRY Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford hit a stoppage-time winner as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1 at the Vitality Stadium.It continues the Red Devils’ revival as they now go three games unbeaten. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The hosts again went close when Adam Smith cut inside on his right foot and watched his inswinging cross go narrowly wide of the far post after Chris Smalling and De Gea curiously refused to cut it out, but were then ruthlessly punished by United.It was in the 35th minute when, after Sanchez had been fortunate not to be penalised for handball, he exchanged passes with Ashley Young, collected possession in the area and cut-back to Martial, who routinely finished past Asmir Begovic from in front of goal to score his fifth league goal from four.Fraser was responsible for creating the first clear chance in the second half when he attacked from the left and cut-back to David Brooks, who flicked towards goal with his heel to force De Gea into a reaction save. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT TOP WORK last_img read more

IRELAND AND BRITAIN TO DISCUSS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES – McHUGH

first_imgSpeaking ahead of today’s opening of the 44th plenary of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in the Seanad chamber, Leinster House, Dublin, the Co-Chairmen of the Assembly, Joe McHugh TD, and Laurence Robertson MP, have said that building trade opportunities between Britain and Ireland is key to economic growth and boosting employment in both countries.The Co-Chairmen said that the Assembly would specifically consider practical measures to boost trade through the plenary’s theme of ‘making business easier between Britain and Ireland.’They added that the input of successful business-people to the plenary through an address by Darina Allen of Ballymaloe cookery school on Monday on opportunities for the food sector in Britain and Ireland and a panel discussion with leaders from the agrifood, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors was an innovative way of speaking directly to key businesses to identify their priorities. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, will address the plenary theme in his address to the Assembly today.The plenary will also be addressed by the Minister for Health, James Reilly TD, on opportunities for healthcare co-operation, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, and the Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Brian Hayes TD.This afternoon the Assembly will also discuss a motion on the announced closure of the RTE office in London.Joe McHugh TD, commented, “The UK accounts for 42% of total Irish exports, and Ireland is the fifth largest market for British businesses. It is vital that we continue to develop this trading relationship, in particular in the context of the economic downturn. One such area is through building opportunities for trade and investment between our islands. “The feedback from business leaders is therefore crucial in building a policy environment that supports and encourages trade.“Furthermore, as a representative for a border constituency I am particularly aware of the need for an examination of shared services in the area of healthcare provision. For example, I hope that we will discuss the potential of shared services between Britain and Ireland for chronic and rare diseases. In regard to the current debate on the location for the new children’s hospital in Dublin we should initiate a discussion on whether services can be shared between Britain and Ireland in the context of developing the new facility.Laurence Robertson MP added, “Following extremely successful plenaries in Cork last June and Brighton in October, I look forward as newly appointed British Co-Chair to further developing the Assembly’s work in key areas of British-Irish co-operation. The visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland last May was a momentous occasion and it is appropriate that almost exactly one year on from that event we assess what practical steps we can take to deepen Anglo-Irish relations on behalf of the people we represent.” IRELAND AND BRITAIN TO DISCUSS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES – McHUGH was last modified: May 14th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GARDAI LOOKING FOR SECOND DRUGS FACTORY AS THREE WOMEN CHARGED

first_imgThree women have been remanded in custody after Gardai uncovered a cannabis growhouse above a Chinese restaurant in Ballybofey.The three women, two from Malaysia and one from China, include a mother and daughter.A fourth person, a male in his 30s, who was also arrested is still being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station. However, Gardai have admitted they are still searching for processing premises which they believe the drugs were being shipped to once they were grown and cut.The court appearances come following a Garda raid on the Lee Ho takeaway in Ballybofey on Tuesday evening.Mature and young plants with an estimated street value of €360,000 were found in locked rooms along with growing apparatus.The three women were named as Sam Pohs Ooi, 62, her daughter Chong Li Jiuan, 28, from Malaysia and Mei Ling Chen from China.Ms Chen told detectives she had been in Ireland for 20 years and the €6,000 found in the restaurant was her savings from that time.All three were charged with possession, having cannabis for sale and supply and cultivation.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that she was objecting to bail as all three women represented a serious flight risk.She revealed that two of the women had flown from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow Airport and then to Belfast before being taken to Co Donegal adding there was no reason they couldn’t make a return journey.However solicitors Patsy Gallagher and Frank Dorrian said the women had no form of income and both Ms Jiuan and Ms Ooi were willing to hand over their Malaysian passports.After hearing submissions, Judge Paul Kelly said he was remanding them in custody because of the seriousness of the alleged offence and that they pose a flight risk.Garda Detective Niall Boyle said the plants were only being grown and cut in the premises on Navenny Street in Ballybofey but had still not found the premises where the plants were being dried and processed.He said he had monitored the Chinese Takeaway for four hours on one occasion and it did not have one customer.The women will appear again by video-link next Monday.GARDAI LOOKING FOR SECOND DRUGS FACTORY AS THREE WOMEN CHARGED was last modified: January 23rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeycannabisdrugsJudge Paul KellyNavenney Streetlast_img read more