14 01 20

first_imgMr. Allison thanks the residents for their patience – Advertisement – The National Housing Authority (NHA) has purchased 12.5 acres at the cost of US$40,000 in D. Wiles Town near VOA to begin the construction of 54 duplexes (108 units) for erosion victims from West Point.Residents for their patience, promising that the project will begin in about two weeks.Addressing a group of West Point residents displaced by erosion in the township, NHA deputy managing director for technical services yesterday assured them that the construction will begin in about two weeks.He said the project was initially intended to cover 25 acres, but that the government has so far been able to make only half of the money available to begin the construction of the housing units.“We thank you for your patience because the project involves planning and resources,” Allison said as the residents cheered him on. “After clearings and other works, we will begin the construction in about two weeks from today.”He said the cost of a housing unit is estimated at US$18,000 and commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the government for making the initial amount ready for the project.A unit will include two bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, living room and a back porch. The construction work is divided among nine Liberian-owned construction companies, said Allison.Rev. Demore W. Moore, chairman of the Disaster Victims Assistance of West Point, commended the government for its initiative to build the homes.Speaking on behalf of the West Point Commissioner, Rev. Demore W. Moore recounted the suffering of many West Point residents, and the efforts to find temporary residences for them.He said over 200 residents are presently displaced because of the continuous erosion in the township. He appealed for blankets, buckets, mattresses, cooking utensils and other household items needed to ease the suffering of the victims.Mr. Stephen B. Scott, field supervisor from the Liberian Refugee Repatriation & Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), also commended  the residents for their patience and assured them of LRRRC’s support.In his remarks, Commissioner Soko D. Wiles of the Brewerville City Council spoke about the need for Liberians to support each other in times of crises. He said his family decided to sell the land to the government to provide homes for distressed citizens from West Point.District #17 representative aspirant Abraham C. Sessay, Chief Executive Officer of Red Power FM 100.3, thanked the people of the district for exercising patience while the government endeavors to make money available to start the project.He pledged his support to ensure that the distressed Liberians from West Point get relief. “We will do our best to work together to make your stay better,” he told the gathering.Meanwhile, the Disaster Victims Assistance (DVA) group is constructing three tents as temporary shelter for three family heads of eight persons per family, for a total of 24 persons that are expected to be resettled in the community.For more than a year, erosion has affected hundreds in the Township of West Point.  The NHA provided over 30 families temporary zinc houses in VOA near Brewerville.The construction on the original 25 acres will include 108 duplexes at an estimated cost of US$1.3m. The project is funded by the Liberian government to resettle hundreds of erosion victims from the township of West Point.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

11 01 20

first_imgThe Fort St. John page will be live as of tonight. The actual “opening of the chapter” happens at around 6:00 pm. When asked if police ever get involved, Snydmiller says that he has tried but they haven’t really done anything to assist.“I’ve tried, but they haven’t really done anything for me. So I just stopped. I had a really, really bad case where we had a guy talking to multiple decoys all over Canada and he was saying some really gross things, and being almost violent towards the decoy. So, 3 weeks before he was supposed to come to Grande Prairie, I brought all these chat logs and everything to the police and I said ‘hey, I won’t even do the video if you guys bust this guy, I’ll let you guys deal with it’.3 weeks later, I didn’t get a phone call. The guy showed up to town, and we busted him.”Snydmiller says the man actually admitted to another crime, and ended up turning himself into police after they busted him.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Dallas Snydmiller, who is the president of Creep Catchers in Grande Prairie, says Creep Catchers will be going live in Fort St. John in the next 24 hours.The original Creep Catchers started in Calgary, by a man named Dawson Raymond around a year ago. Snydmiller says that people were getting sick of hearing the stories about how people would be busted and then basically let go. He says nobody was facing charges so Raymond started up the Calgary chapter and it exploded from there.Snydmiller started the Grande Prairie organization. He says he’s been doing recruiting. He also used to work in Fort St. John himself.“I used to work in that area of BC a lot in the oil fields in Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd area. There’s a lot of traffic around there, so I looked to one of the guys on my team who works up there fairly often and I said ‘hey, I’d like you to start fishing up there and see if you can catch some guys and lets start helping out Fort St. John area and Dawson Creek too’.”- Advertisement -For those who aren’t familiar with how the Creep Catchers operate, they set up decoy accounts that look like younger girls. Snydmiller says that they don’t message anybody first, they wait for people to message them.“It is a lot like fishing. You throw out your bait, and wait. In this case, we’ll get messages. From there, we start talking to them. We tell them that we’re 13, 14, or 15 and in some cases, I’ve seen as low as 11. At that point, they can either stop talking to the decoy or they can keep talking to the decoy. When they continue talking to the decoy, the guys usually ask for a meet and then will go and meet them and from there they end up on Facebook or YouTube or whatever social media platform you see them on.”Advertisementlast_img read more