Brochure published to promote Killybegs as an offshore support base

first_img Twitter Brochure published to promote Killybegs as an offshore support base Google+ Facebook Previous articleDonegal woman elected to the INCVFNext articleThousands expected to turnout for Ronan Kerrs funeral News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest By News Highland – April 6, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal As the port of Killybegs continues to expand, a new brochure has been launched highlighting the port’s suitability as a centre for servicing offshore energy exploration and renewable energy projects.While the port’s traditional roots as a fishing harbour remain strong, Killybegs has been versifying to become a cruise ship destination, and a base for offshore operations.The Donegal County Development Board has been the driving force in the publication of a brochure highlighting Killybegs expertise in the offshore supports area.The brochure was developed in partnership with Killybegs and District Chamber of Commerce, Killybegs Community Council and local business representatives.  The purpose of the brochure is to showcase the port of Killybegs and to also provide details of local service providers.The Mayor of Dongal Cllr. Cora Harvey says the publication of the brochure signals the beginning of a concerted effort by everyone to promote Killybegs as an offshore support base.Addressing the ceremony launching the document, she said Killybegs is a port ready for the 21st century.She added offshore energy exploration will not only benefit the port and its immediate environs, but also the wider county with opportunities for new job creation and training. Twitterlast_img read more

Jamaican murder convict faces second deportation after caught trying to re-enter…

first_imgJamaican national Horace Tajah is facing asecond deportation after spending four years behind bars after he was caught trying to re-enter the United States.Convicted in a New York City gang case in 2010, Tajah was sentenced to prison and eventually deported back to Jamaica and barred from the United States for life.Prosecutors point to the drug, gun and murder convictions on his record to suggest that his motivation in trying to re-enter the United States was to commit more violent crime.On Monday, a federal judge set the stage for Tajah’s second deportation back to Jamaica by sentencing him to time served – he’s been in custody since his arrest four years ago – and three years of probation.Just months after his removal, he tried to re-enter the United States by crossing the Peace Bridge on a commercial tour bus. He was caught, and so was his wife, who later admitted to lying about her husband’s identity during the illegal border crossing.“I wasn’t coming here to commit any crimes,” Tajah told U.S. District Judge Lawrence J.Vilardo . “I committed a lot of crimes when I was younger, but I’m older now.”Unlike most illegal re-entry cases, Tajah’s prosecution attracted attention because of his previous criminal record in New York City, where he was convicted on multiple federal charges in 2010.The charges included drug dealing, weapons possession and conspiracy to commit murder. He was sentenced to six years in prison and eventually deported to Jamaica.“While in Jamaica, he received various threats and attempted to relocate to Canada where he still didn’t feel safe,” said defense lawyer John P. Pieri.Pieri said the threats stem from Tajah’s cooperation with federal prosecutors in the 2010 gang case and that, even now, his client fears a return to Jamaica.LaTanya N. Notice, Tajah’s wife, who is also a non-citizen from Jamaica, had previously pleaded guilty to making a false statement and will face a recommended sentence of up to six months in prison when she is sentenced by Vilardo. She also will face possible deportation, a punishment she hopes to avoid. Jamaican murder convict faces second deportation after caught trying to re-enter the USlast_img read more