Cocopa Remains Vulnerable

first_imgAn ongoing go slow action at the Cocopa Rubber Plantation in Nimba County has reportedly left the plantation vulnerable to residents who are allegedly tapping the trees overnight for their personal benefit.The farm is managed by the Nimba Rubber Incorporated (NRI).The Workers Union President Sarkpah Mahn told the Daily Observer via mobile phone that the entire plantation including the security department has stopped work in demand for their five months’ salary arrears owed them by management.“At present, all sectors at the plantation are closed, while the employees say they are waiting to hear from the government relative to their pay,” Mr. Mahn said.Even though there have been no reports of any damage to any of the company facilities, the security condition remains a concern to the residents owing to the mounting tension, an observer said.The Operations Manager, Benjamin Saye, said on March 2, that the management was working in collaboration with the local district authority to see to it that the Community Watch Forum takes over the security of the plantation until the situation is resolved.The recent saga began when the government took the plantation from its previous owner, LIBCO, through the court for “bad labor practice” in 2013.Since that time, the workers have complained of delays in receiving their wages and their monthly rice supply.Cocopa has a little over 1000 workers with 400 tappers.The management has blamed the situation on the plantation to the decline in the price of rubber on the world market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Video: Unbelievable FIFA 15 goals and shocking misses

first_imgHave you ever seen someone score a goal by somersaulting a football into the back of the net?That’s just one of the incredible goals you can see in this video, which includes many stunning strikes and hilarious fails from FIFA 15.Let us know which goal is your favourite in the comments!All the clips are courtesy of LetsFifa, so be sure to subscribe to them on Youtube for more amazing FIFA goals.last_img


PCB to seek details of ICC’s decision on Pak trio

first_imgPakistan Cricket Board will soon seek full details of the judgment passed by the ICC anti-corruption tribunal against banned trio of Salman Butt, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Amir for their involvement in the spot-fixing scandal.Pakistan cricket players Mohammad Amir, left, Salman Butt, right, and Mohammad Asif, centre rear.Sources in the board told PTI that PCB itself was now interested in obtaining details of the judgment as they wanted to know the full scope of the bans imposed on the three players.”One can only know the full impact of the bans when the full judgment comes and we should get the details soon,” one source said.He pointed out that the board wanted to know the details because there were some questions about the ban including whether the board could release the outstanding amount of the three players after their ban.”The financial aspect is very important because the code of conduct is very strict and bans the players from all cricket activities and they can only be associated with cricket by taking anti-corruption lectures that is all,” he said.The source referred to the life ban that was imposed on former captain Salim Malik in 2000.”Malik had to face a virtual isolation by society and perhaps these three players still don’t realize the consequences of the bans imposed on them,” the source said.The PCB has so far distanced itself from the players in the spot-fixing case and has been facing criticism from cricket quarters for not supporting the three players.advertisementThe source also said that the board would be meeting soon to discuss the criminal proceedings against the three players in London by the London Metropolitan Police.”Obviously the players have to ensure they appear in the crown prosecution court on March 17 and the board might have to play its role in ensuring they go to London for the case,” the source said.”It was on the assurance of the board and the government that the London Metropolitan Police had agreed to allow the three players to return from London last year while the case was going on.”-With PTI inputslast_img read more


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