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Court Takes Action against Ecobank’s Delinquent Debtors

first_imgIn enforcing its judgment to recover tens of thousands of United States Dollars owed Ecobank- Liberia, sheriffs of the Debt Court at the Temple of Justice  on Saturday, June 21, began seizing and closing homes and business centers of customers that had refused to pay back loans taken from the bank.During the Saturday exercise, occupants of a building located in Vai Town, Monrovia, were thrown out and the property seized, closed and placed under the authority of the bank.The building belongs to Miss Nelly Roberts and Miss Kadiatu Dukuly, both of who operate the Nelly Business Center.Nelly Business Center owes Ecobank the amount of US$114,325.60 LD$3,300.Other properties seized and closed during the exercise were Liberty Link, a local business that provides air and sea cargo services on Mechlin Street, and El- Shadda Service on Broad Street.The businesses’ owner, Chris Okonwo, owes Ecobank the amount of US$90,989.21 and LD$3,300.In the writ, the sheriffs were instructed to seize and expose for sale lands, goods and chattels until amounts owed by the defendants are raised.Moreover, the sheriffs were to arrest and bring the living bodies of the defendants before any judge of competent jurisdiction if they did not find any real property valued at the amounts owed.  The Court officers did not arrest any of the delinquent customers on Saturday as was instructed in the writ of execution.Warrant execution occurs when all other collection attempts, including multiple letters, telephone calls, and letters of impending legal action previously filed with the Court to secure the debt, are executed and exhausted to bring the debtor into compliance. A Court officer who confided in the Daily Observer on Saturday said the action was a way of encouraging  delinquent debtors to  voluntarily enter into a repayment agreement with the bank.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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Plastic bags add up in Fort St. John

first_imgThe campaign is called “Take Me With You” and it’s a partnership between the City, NEAT and some schools in the School District 60.NEAT will also be holding a night dedicated towards the education of plastic bag usage.  There will be a film shown, called “One Less Bag,” produced by the School District 60 students.  Everyone is invited to attend the free event at the Whole Wheat and Honey Café on October 29th at 7:00 p.m. Peltier says these bags make a huge negative environmental impact.  Bags make their way into lakes and rivers, which eventually get into the ocean.So, on Saturday, members from NEAT were out in full force to spread the word on the importance of using re-usable bags.  The group covered five locations in the City, distributing materials to help people remember their re-usable bag.High School Student Kaymia Wheat was at Wal-mart, helping to distribute stickers that said, “take me with you”.  She says these stickers are meant to be put on convenient locations, like steering wheels or the rear view mirror.[asset|aid=2048|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=92293f48ecf91d4c2f238ae66945f91c-Kaymia 1_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Photo: Members of NEAT display some of the reminder materials that were handed out on Saturday in Wal-Mart – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe Northern Environmental Action Team is showing the community that even using one plastic bag every now and then, can really add up.In a new study, 42 businesses in Fort St. John monitored the amount of plastic bags that were distributed to customers for a period of 30 days.- Advertisement -Morgan Peltier from NEAT says participating businesses ranged from small independent retailers to national grocery, hardware and department chains.She says when all the figures where added together, the amount of plastic bags used totaled 307,473.[asset|aid=2047|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=92293f48ecf91d4c2f238ae66945f91c-Peltier 1_1_Pub.mp3]She says that if all businesses in Fort St. John could have monitored their bag distribution, the result would have easily exceeded 500,000.Advertisementlast_img read more

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