S/Court Postpones Chronicle Newspaper Closure Case

first_imgThe Supreme Court was on Wednesday, September 24, compelled to postpone further hearings into a request to reopen the National Chronicle Newspaper filed by the Press Union of Liberia against the government.The High Court’s action came after state lawyers contended they have not received a copy of the amended document filed by the PUL’s lawyers before the court.The publisher of the paper, Philipbert Brown was recently arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP) for publishing a story in which he said, “An interim government was being established in the United States of America to replace the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government.”Besides, government’s lawyers noted that the amended documents were so bulky and they needed more time to review it before going ahead with the case. They also asked the Court to cancel the scheduled September 24 hearing on the PUL’s amended motion.However, the Justice in Chamber, Associate Justice Kabineh M. Ja’neh approved the request on Wednesday afternoon and subsequently postponed the case to Friday, September 26.“Issues that were raised during said hearings and the processes it could have entailed for all involved to file their respective responsive pleadings such as comments and oppositions, or even motions, became a consideration,” the Associate Justice said before he would postpone the matter.Earlier, the PUL’s lawyers decided to amend some wordings in their complaint to emphasize the constitutional basis for which the paper was closed.Apart from replacing some of the words, the paper’s lawyers also wanted the High Court to interpret the constitutional violation committed by the paper.“We did withdraw our request and filed another, amended on the basis of improving on what we had previously filed before the court,” Cllr. Syrenius Cephus added when he spoke with journalists after the hearings were suspended.“This issue is very much dedicated and hopefully we might proceed before the full bench of the Supreme Court,” he noted, “because there are many constitutional issues that would require the intervention of the Full Bench.”The PUL, in the petition, condemned the closure of the paper as a violation of press freedom and free speech as guaranteed under Article 15 (c) of the 1986 Constitution of the Republic of Liberia. The petition lamented that “the constitutional guarantee of the unlimited rights of the public to be informed” is being “threatened, hijacked and trampled upon by the arbitrary and illegal closure order of the offices of the national Chronicle Newspaper…”  The PUL emphasized the urgency of the petition “…to inhibit, restrain and prevent the unorthodox application of scare tactics and martial law practices adopted by the government…to prevent it from demonstrating a callous and blatant disregard for press freedom, individual rights as enshrined in the 1986 constitution of Liberia.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tottenham stadium update: Floodlights tested and awesome drone footage released

first_img highlights Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions MONEY silverware Latest Football News Floodlights being tested at 5am #NewSpursStadium pic.twitter.com/Ju1G0Nzt0b— New Spurs Stadium (@NewSpursStadium) August 29, 2018As well as the floodlight testing, which you can see below, Mr AV released more drone footage of the arena.And it certainly looks like progress being made with roof looking almost complete and the surrounding areas being cultivated to cope with the influx of fans around the stadium.You can see the brilliant footage below. possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won A view of Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium on Friday, August 31. BEST OF Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED center_img It’s been a tough time for Tottenham Hotspur off the pitch recently, regarding their new stadium – but that may be about to change.After delays, leaks, and plenty more, including the possibility of playing their Carabao Cup clash with Watford at stadium:mk, there has been some good news. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? smart causal gameday How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED 1 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack This week the club appeared to test the floodlight at the ‘Tottenham Hotspur Stadium’ in a move which got supporters quite excited.It gave fans a flavour of what’s to come, especially now they’re in the mood for weeknight Champions League football. impact last_img read more