Nimba Bar Against Call for Justice Ja’neh’s Impeachment

first_imgThe embattled Associate Justice, Kabineh Ja’nehSays it is political and without proofThe leadership of the Nimba County Bar Association has taken serious exception to the planned impeachment of Justice Kabineh Ja’neh by the House of Representative.The president of the Bar, Cllr. Roland Dahn, who spoke at the program marking the retirement of Judge Emery S. Paye recently in Sanniquellie on July 20, said there is no evidence that shows Justice Ja’neh has done any wrong in order to be impeached.“Nimba County Bar does not endorse the decision initiated by certain people in the legislature, because the law is clear on how justice is dispensed,” Dahn said.“You can only remove justices or judges on proof of misconduct, reasonable charges and other behavior that are clearly prohibited by the Liberian Constitution,” he explained.The Bar also acknowledges that the authority of the legislature to impeach a justice of the Supreme Court should be in pursuance of Article 71 of the Constitution; but the Nimba Bar said it is not aware that Justice Ja’neh has committed any act(s) as prohibited by Article 71 of the Constitution to warrant his impeachment.According to Article 71, “a justice can only be impeached for proven misconduct, gross breach of duty, inability to perform the functions of his/her office or conviction in a court of law for treason, bribery or other infamous crimes.”The Nimba Bar furthered that advocates for Justice Ja’neh’s impeachment have not identified any act done by the learned jurist that could form a basis for any person of sound mind and good judgment to engage in such an advocacy.Accordingly, the Bar regards the call for Justice Ja’neh’s impeachment as a mere false alarm to the public, an unnecessary and misguided attempt to distract the attention of the learned jurist from the performance of his sacred duty of dispensing justice.The leadership of Nimba Bar is the second largest legal association in the country, with over 100 legal practitioners in Montserrado County.“We are of the strongest conviction that there is not a scintilla of evidence  to show that Justice Ja’neh has in any way breached Article 71 of Liberia’s Constitution to be impeached,” an embittered Cllr. Dahn maintained.The Bar has, therefore, called on all elected officials to be careful, thoughtful and confine themselves to the Constitution of Liberia in what they say or do at all times, to protect and preserve the dignity of their offices, and sustain peace and harmony among the citizens.“While we the Nimba Bar respect the views and rights of all Liberians to speak freely about all government functionaries, we denounce, deprecate, deplore and condemn statements that are emotional, malicious, reckless and without any regard for truth and outside the ambit of the law,” said the Bar in its statement released to the press at the end of the ceremony.“Nimba Bar urges all those in authority, especially those in elected positions, to speak the truth and uphold the law at all times,” the statement  said.Meanwhile, Cllr. Dahn said he observed that the decision calling for Ja’neh’s impeachment has an Executive backing, “and so I consider the action as a complete harassment against the judiciary.”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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Telus showcasing home of the future in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Telus is bringing a hint of technology that could be found in homes of the future to the Energetic City this weekend.The Telus Future Home is a showcase of the company’s PureFibre ™ technology, which is being rolled out  in stages to customers in the Fort St. John and Charlie Lake areas. The home demonstrates innovative concepts in communications technology that could change the way we live and interact.The home has several technology features, some that are currently available and others that are purely demonstrative, including:Facial recognition software with a biometric security system that allows keyless entry to the home.A smart fridge and smart cooktop that can plan meals, provide step-by-step cooking instructions, and calculate the nutritional value of a meal.A home office with an interactive touch table allowing you to virtually connect to your doctor’s office and a home gym that brings the trainer, virtually to you.Home monitoring sensors and cameras that can remotely check on the home’s occupants, as well as even plants with a smartphone.A health monitor which conducts full body medical assessments, review vitals, and share key information with their medical professionals from the comfort of home.A home entertainment system that features 4K Ultra HD Optik TV displayed on a 78” Samsung Curved UHD TV.- Advertisement -Telus recently announced that it is investing $18 million in Fort St. John and a further $10 million in Dawson Creek to connect local homes and businesses in the region to their PureFibre ™ network.Acting Mayor Gord Klassen and Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies MP Bob Zimmer both made announcements praising the infrastructure upgrades that Telus are making in the North Peace, saying that not only does the improved internet connectivity provide a quality of life increase for residents, it is also a huge boost for medical and education facilities in the city. Klassen said that the city is excited about the possibilities that the fibre optic internet can bring to area schools for kids to learn. He also says that area businesses stand to benefit immensely from the improved reliability and bandwidth that the faster internet will bring to the area.The Telus Future Home is open to the public between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. until Sunday. The home is set up in the Petron Cellular parking lot, located at 11315 Alaska Rd. South, before heading to Dawson Creek next Thursday.Advertisementlast_img read more

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