All gassed up

first_imgWith oil prices on the global market fluctuating frequently, gas prices in South Florida seem to be taking motorists on a “hill and gully ride” as described so colorfully by North Miami resident, Jamaican-American Rohan Godfries.Gas prices in the South Florida region has hardly remained the same through a recent week. It has increased to an average of over $2.50 a gallon for a period last month, then fluctuating to an average of $2.36 earlier this week. Now, with oil prices rising to over $51 per barrel this week and Memorial Day Weekend approaching, gas prices are set to increase again.According to the American Automobile Association (AAA) spokesperson Mark Jenkins, prices are expected to increase another 10 cents on average over the upcoming holidays.The average price of unleaded gas per gallon fluctuated from county to county in South Florida as of Monday. The average in Broward County was $2.36, similar to the national average; Miami-Dade County $2.37. In Palm Beach County, the average was highest at $2.42 per gallon.Broward County had prices as low as $2.17 and $2.18 at some gas stations mostly in the eastern region of the county.After the Memorial Day weekend gas prices could hover around the $2.50 average per gallon as OPEC members are scheduled to meet this week to discuss the scope of oil production. To ease rapidly declining oil prices in 2016, as an oil glut suppressed price per barrel, OPEC countries reduced production. This increased the price from as low as $38 per barrel to over $50. It’s expected that OPEC members will vote to continue limited oil production for the immediate future. If this happens price at the pump could remain at or over $2.50 per gallon.However, increased prices at the pump isn’t expected to deter traveling over the holiday weekend. Godfries said he has become accustomed to the fluctuating prices, and “after paying over $4 per gallon just two years ago $2.50 is still a great bargain. I plan to full my Ford Explorer tank on Saturday morning and head out with the family to Tampa for the long weekend.”last_img read more

Liberia Cancer Society Ends Ride or Walk Against Cancer

first_imgBike riders of the the 2019 Liberia Cancer Society’s “Bike Ride or Walk Against Cancer” event(Photo:TLC Africa)The Liberia Cancer Society (LCS) has held the 2019 edition of its annual Bike Ride and Walk Against Cancer in Monrovia.The event, held on Sunday, February 24, was marked by sales of T-shirts, long distance walk and bike ride with dozens of walkers, joggers and riders, including international of participants taking part in the event.The aim of the annual event which is held in partnership with the Association of Filipino Bikers in Liberia and the Liberian Bikers Federation, is meant to carry on awareness of all forms of cancer and to raise fund for the LCS to carry out its works.The walk commenced from the Hilton-Van EE School on Broad Street through the Capitol Bye-Pass and UN Drive route before returning to the starting point.LCS president Dana Hilton Van Ee (left) presents certificate of participation to one of the international participants.(Photo: Liberian Observer)Dana Hilton Van Ee, president of the LCS expressed gratitude to the participants and was excited with the number of international participants in this year’s event. The international participants came from countries including Philippines, Russia, Kenya, Nigeria, England, Germany, Pakistan, India, America and Scotland. At the climax of the event, all of the participants received a certificate of participation.Madam Van Ee said the LCS remains committed to providing awareness on all forms of cancer in order to promote a healthy lifestyle. Since its reactivation in 2012 after the Liberian civil war, the LCS has been working with closely with the Ministry of Health and other partners and recognized by the ministry as the lead civil society organization on awareness and advocacy for cancer treatment and prevention for all of the cancer-specific organizations in the country.Established in 1977, the LCS serves as advocates and liaison, support healthy lifestyle choices, free screening, counseling and provides awareness on Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man suspected of sending hate mail to missing Mary Boyle mum dies

first_imgA man suspected of sending hate mail to the mother of missing Mary Boyle has died.The man was due to be charged by Gardai in connection with the hurtful letters which were sent to Ann Boyle at her home in West Donegal.The development was broadcast by RTE last night as part of its Prime Time Revisited Programme. A documentary examining the disappearance of the young girl 40 years ago in Cashelard outside Ballyshannon was broadcast in March last year.The programme was repeated last night.At the end of the broadcast, a televised message said the case into the missing child was still ongoing.The statement read “Since this programme was first broadcast (in 2017) Gardai have followed up a number of new lines of enquiry. “A man who was suspected of posting hateful letters to Ann Boyle died before he could be charged.”In the documentary, Ann Boyle speaks of her hurt at being sent the hate mail to her home.One of the letters even pretended that it had been written by missing Mary.A protest recently held outside the county coroner’s surgery at Millbrae in Stranorlar called for Dr Denis McCauley to hold a post-mortem into missing Mary.Man suspected of sending hate mail to missing Mary Boyle mum dies was last modified: March 30th, 2018 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:Ann BoyleGardailettersMARY BOYLEmissingprime timeRTElast_img read more