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Dentist Killed in Fire at GUMH Laid to Rest in His Native India

first_imgThe late Dr. Shane Sam MatthewThe remains of an Indian dentist who died in a  fire at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) compound last month, have been laid to rest in his home country of India, the hospital administration has disclosed.The late Shan Sam Matthew, 22, who was working for the United Methodist Hospital in Ganta died instantly when the duplex that contained his apartment was mysteriously gutted by fire on September 3, 2017 at about 11pm local time.The duplex caught on fire while a portable generator was on, because the main public power (the LEC) was down. Though the actual cause of the fire has not yet been established, security are still carrying out an investigation.The late Dr. Matthew signed a contract with the hospital earlier this year and the contract was due to expire in December 2017, according to hospital administration. But Matthew met his horrendous death in the fire, leaving the entire hospital staff in tears, it was earlier reported.In a statement, the GUMH Administration said, “The late Dr. Mathew was sent to us through our partnership with Christian Dental College in Ludhiana, India, working with us serving as our dentist and the only dentist for the entire region of northeastern Liberia.”“He also served as instructor for the only nurse dental practitioner program in the country and as a young man with a Christian heart for the profession he chose, he showed compassion for his patients and worked diligently. His tragic departure from us is traumatic to the entire staff of Ganta Mission Station and the United Methodist Church of Liberia,” the statement read.The hospital administration has not announced when another dentist will be coming to Liberia to replace the late Dr. Matthew.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_imgA Letterkenny man wrote bogus cheques for almost €90,000 and used some of the money to go on a luxury holiday to Egypt with his wife.Businessman James McErlane appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court today charged with a number of sample charges of fraud.The court was told that McErlane, of 48 Whitethorn Close, Letterkenny, had three bank accounts with Allied Irish Bank, Permanent TSB and National Irish Banks in Letterkenny. He wrote two cheques – one for €73,536 and another for more than €16,000 and lodged them into the Allied Irish Bank account.He then withdrew various amounts of cash between 2003 and 2008 – 29 in all – to the value of €6,725.84 using a laser card.The money was spent on a wide-range of goods and services including paying insurance, buying groceries and children’s toys.Mr McErlane also spent more than €1,600 with Gallagher’s Travel Agency for a holiday to the sun-kissed resort of Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt.The accused claimed he was not trying to defraud the AIB out of money and that they had always cleared his cheques.He said he was waiting for a number of investments to come through and they would be worth up to €1 million.His claimed the investments were due to mature in October this year and that he will be able to pay back the AIB the money owed.He stressed that his wife knew nothing about the large cheque lodgements.McErlane admitted to Gardai that he had lodged personal cheques but did not have sufficient funds to cover them.Judge Donagh McDonagh said McErlane was “up to his eyeballs in crime” and said “it must be very cold in Donegal in November.”However he said he would like to see the claims of the investments valued at up to €1 million by the accused.He adjourned the case until Thursday to allow McErlane to bring documentation to show it will mature in October.He also instructed the accused to bring the person with whom he has the investment with to court.DONEGAL MAN LODGED €90,000 IN BOGUS CHEQUES AND WENT ON LUXURY HOLIDAY was last modified: May 1st, 2012 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:cheque booksfraudJames McErlanelast_img read more

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