Starbow Airline Begins Flight in Liberia

first_imgRight after declaring Liberia Ebola free by the World Health organization (WHO), a Ghana-based commercial airline, Starbow has announced to begin a major flight at the James Springs Payne Airport in Sinkor, Monrovia.The pronouncement by the airline was made recently at the James Spriggs Payne Airport during a test run exercise.The test run coincided with the official declaration of Liberia as an Ebola free nation, which is a major step toward the country’s economic recovery drive.Monday’s exercise was witnessed by the management of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Liberia Aviation Group and Starbow Airline.Starbow operates a four engine BAE-146 Aircraft with ninety-four (94) seating capacity.The airline claims to be the largest Ghanaian airline measured by passengers carried; despite a brief regional expansion.Meanwhile, the management of the Liberia Airport Authority is currently ensuring that minimum International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards are met in order to obtain the approval of the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority for Starbow to officially commence flight operations on June 1, 2015.Starbow is expected to fly from Monrovia to Accra five days a week.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_imgNORWALK — A 31-year-old Compton man was identified Monday as the victim of a homicide at 2 a.m. Sunday that stemmed from an altercation between men in two cars stopped at Dumont Avenue and Excelsior Drive. Enrique Gutierrez was shot after the passengers in the two cars got into an argument, said Deputy Luis Castro of the sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. One of the passengers pulled out a handgun and shot Gutierrez in the upper body, Castro said. Russian musicians to perform at library AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 SANTA FE SPRINGS — Santa Fe Springs City Library will host Moscow Nights, a trio of Russian musicians, for its First Friday event this month. Moscow Nights perform humorous songs, dance numbers and other songs representing the diversity of Russian culture. Admission and refreshments are free. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the library, 11700 E. Telegraph Road. For more information, call (562) 868-7738. Free fraud-prevention seminar set Friday LA MIRADA — A free seminar on fraud prevention will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. A panel of experts will discuss home improvement and repairs, patients’ rights, identity theft, consumer protection and financial scams. For reservations, call (909) 860-5560. Lectures to address home maintenance WHITTIER — “Home Maintenance Series for Seniors,” a six-lecture series, will focus on saving money, avoiding scams and handling problems. The class will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays between Oct. 18 and Nov. 22 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Flo & Frank L. Scott Conference Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2847. Suspect in kidnapping arrested; 2 found safe LA MIRADA — Authorities arrested a man Monday who earlier in the day allegedly kidnapped his former girlfriend and her daughter, officials said. Abel Medina, 39, was arrested as he was leaving a motel room in the 13300 block of Lambert Road in Whittier following the alleged kidnapping, which occurred about 12:15 a.m. in the 14000 block of Mansa Drive in La Mirada, said sheriff’s Sgt. Don Manumaleuna. Linda Martinez, 39, and Destiny Martinez, 11, were found unharmed in the motel room, Manumaleuna said. Children safe after mother captured GLENDALE — A relieved father was reunited with his two children Sunday after they were allegedly abducted from their Glendale home by their mother, who was caught in a Pico Rivera coin-operated laundry, police said. The children were reportedly in good condition. Rosanna Remey, who had recently pleaded guilty to child endangerment, and her two children, ages 6 and 5, were spotted inside the laundry at 12:45 p.m. by a resident who was aware there was an Amber Alert for the trio, said Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz. The children were taken about 8 a.m. Saturday from 724 N. Isabel St., where they were staying with their father and grandmother, Lorenz said. Remey told the children they were leaving and allegedly pushed the grandmother to the ground, he said. When the grandmother attempted to keep the suspect from taking the children, Remey allegedly struck her several times. Remey was arrested last Monday and pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment, Lorenz said. She was sentenced to 15 days in jail but was released after two days, he said. She had a pending court date set for Wednesday. Remey was expected to be charged with kidnapping and assault, police said. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more