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first_imgFrom the moment Jerome Suah’s first song, “Left Alone,” was recorded in 2007, it was received with positive feedback from family members and friends. His dream of becoming a reggae musician was just emerging; and since them, he has never backed down.“It was at that point that I decided to follow my musical career and chose the name ‘J. Younkonde’ as my stage name,” he said.At first J. Younkonde did not realize that being a musician was not going to be a walk in the park or in his case, becoming a star over night. But as time evolved, the young Liberian reggae star put in the hard work required for success.“With all this in mind,” he said, “I instantly got to work, with lots of sleepless nights, each time trying to perfect my musical talent.”After much hard work, one of his biggest breakthroughs came when J. Younkonde started performing for universities and other community events across America, including performances at UB University and the Chadron States College.Finally the biggest moment came when J. Younkonde was given the opportunity to do freestyle with Alicia Keys after getting her consensus to do so on the song “We Are Here.” Not just stopping at this point, the artist has started the year with a new single called “Struggle,” a song that speaks about the social issues in Africa and around the world. The song is making a wave on YouTube.“I feel that my dedication is paying off. As a reggae artist, I’m currently known as one of the best and stand out Liberian artists because of the style of reggae music I do and its powerful message,” he said.Liberia Music Award Foundation Country Representative, Joseph Junior Teah, spoke about him as the LMA 2015 nominee who rocked the stage at that event, and described him as one of the best raw and structured Liberian talents based in the United States, “and the energy he brings to the stage make him unique.”Teah added that the “artist represents change; from Don Bosco life to being a well-defined artist.”Like other Liberian children that experienced the devastating 14 years of civil war, J. Younkonde was separated from his parents at a very tender age. Because of this, he had to experience life in the streets of Monrovia, from one orphanage home to another.He said: “While I was at the St. John Don Bosco orphanage home, I was given the opportunity to attend Feama Community Elementary School and there I began my education sojourn. But not too long when another war broke out, I had to flee from Monrovia to go to my hometown in Grand Gedeh County, my parents’ birthplace.”Years later he was given the opportunity to migrate to New York; where in 2004, he purchased his first reggae album called “Reggae Power,” which was a defining moment on his journey to superstardom.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img…says State asset laws being used to intimidate…vows to “vigorously” defend itself in courtThe Guyana Bank of Trade and Industry (GBTI) has hit back against the State Asset Recovery Agency’s (SARA) move to take them to court, saying that the Government agency is using the laws as intimidation and vowing to vigorously defend itself in court.According to GBTI, these allegations are baseless and designed to attack the bank. Moreover, it stated that SARA’s reliance on the State Asset Recovery Act of 2017 appears to be geared at intimidation.“GBTI takes note of the spurious allegations engineered to further attack GBTI in a gross and unconscionable manner. And that the use of such legislation after so many years is inimical to the interests of justice and smacks of intimidation,” the bank said in the statement.GBTI reminded in its statement that it has served Guyana since the 1800’s and is the largest indigenous bank. The bank noted that it will be taking appropriate legal action and expressed confidence that the charges will be dismissed.“The Bank intends to commence appropriate legal action to vigorously defend itself against these malicious claims. GBTI has full confidence in the judicial system, and that it will be fully vindicated as per recent false charges which were duly dismissed,” the bank stressed in its statement.The Bank has been serving Guyana for over 180 years and is regarded as one of the most trusted and loyal banks in the country.“In all its dealings with its many stakeholders, GBTI has always discharged its responsibilities with professionalism and integrity as we continue to hold our tagline with the highest level of standards as “We See Guyana though your eyes”.In a statement of claim against GBTI, SARA is seeking $274.1 million, plus interest, from the bank. The claim has to do with the acquisition of land at the Kingston Seawall, where GBTI built one of its branches.SARA alleges that when the bank bid for and acquired the right to purchase this land, it was the fourth highest of 14 bids. SARA is claiming that GBTI’s purchase price of $224 million is less than the most recent valuation of the property at the time.SARA was created when the State Asset Recovery Act was passed in the National Assembly in 2017. It is mandated to recover unlawfully acquired state assets through civil procedures. However, the Parliamentary Opposition has also maintained that the cases it did pursue were aimed at harassing political opponents.Both SARA and the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), which have both been hit by these accusations, have failed to successfully prosecute any case. In fact, GBTI featured prominently in one of several such cases to be thrown out by the court.Back in March of this year, contempt of court charges brought by SOCU against eight top executives of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited (GBTI) were thrown out by the magistrates’ court.The matter stemmed from the matter in October 2017, when SOCU charged the bank’s directors with contempt based on the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The contempt proceedings stemmed from the bank’s allegedly failure to comply with a production order made by acting Chief Justice Roxane George on August 29, 2017.The bank had contended in its application for the variation of the order granted by Justice George that countless efforts were made to gather all the documents requested but it was discovered that some were either destroyed or could not be found. The documents were pertinent to the US$500 million Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) probe that was being conducted by SOCU. The GRDB case has also since been thrown out by the local courts.last_img read more

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first_imgStarting today, Canadians can opt to have their number striken from the lists of telemarketers. The CRTC’s new Do Not Call List will function in much the same way as its counterpart in the US, allowing certain groups such as charities and political parties permission to contact those on the list. However, these groups will also be restricted in the hours they can call during.After signing up, the CRTC will allow telemarketers 31 days to get the number off their lists. After that, the CRTC will levy fines of up to $15,000 for each call to numbers on the list.- Advertisement -Unfortunately, the flood of eager people signing up for the the CRTC’s Do Not Call List has clogged both the signup phone line and website, prompting the CRTC to ask Canadians to have patience and try again later.last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA – Conservative party officials have pinpointed candidate Brad Trost’s campaign as one potential source of a suspected leak of the party’s membership list.But Trost’s campaign manager says an investigation on their end failed to uncover how the list allegedly given to the National Firearms Association could have come from them.Party members had been complaining of being contacted by the NFA after the leadership race ended, arguing the only way the firearms advocacy group could have received their names was through the membership list.The NFA was sent a cease-and-desist letter by the Conservative party’s lawyer this week but declined to comment when reached by The Canadian Press.Trost campaign manager Joseph Ben-Ami says their team was told earlier this week they were “on notice” as the potential source.He says they took the matter seriously but a review of their internal systems provided no evidence the list came from them.Ben-Ami says they told the party as much on Monday but have yet to hear back.Conservative party spokesman Cory Hann says the matter is in the hands of the committee that organized the race.Ben-Ami says they’d like to know why the party believes the list came from the Trost camp, noting it was party officials themselves who put it together.“We’re not asking them for proof in a confrontational way, we just want to know what their evidence is,” he said.One hint could be in the names – the party “salted” each list of members given to the campaigns with fake information so they could trace any problems after the fact.Nearly 260,000 people are members of the party, and around half cast ballots in the leadership contest which concluded last month with the election of Andrew Scheer.last_img read more

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