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Student Group Lauds National Lottery D/G

first_imgA local group, Coalition of Youth and Students for Better Liberia (COYSBEL), has lauded the Director General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Martin Kollie, for reforms he instituted at the entity.The group made the statement recently in Monrovia during an interactive forum.The students noted that Mr. Kollie’s administration has changed the public’s negative perception on gambling, made Liberia attractive to international betting companies, and for gaining membership in the World Lotto Union.“We are overwhelmed by the massive improvements and transformation at the entity under Mr. Kollie, and his interaction with young people, encouraging them to take positive actions for their wellbeing,’’ the group said.COYSBEL further said the NLA boss has financially contributed to less fortunate students and children, an act which has afforded them access to education.The group said Kollie’s efficient management skills have attracted wealthy international betting institutions to the country thus making the NLA one of “the best government institutions in the country.”Director Kollie’s record, according to the group, dates back to when he served as Deputy Managing Director for Administration at the National Transit Authority (NTA).President Ellen Johnson signed to law the Act that repealed the 1993 Act of the Liberia National Lotteries Corporation, which created the National Lottery Authority.The Act, which was signed on December 22, 2014, compels companies operating casinos, slot machines, sports betting, raffle draws, promotional competitions or devices for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance to acquire a permit or license from the NLA.It gives the agency the exclusive power to conduct, manage, regulate, and supervise lottery services and all other games of chance in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Glasgow woman searches for the Donegal grandmother she never knew

first_imgA Scottish woman has issued a heartrending appeal in the hopes that she can be reunited with the Donegal grandmother she never knew.Jacqueline Archibald and her late mum Marie searched for Marie’s mum for many years now.Marie’s mum, who would now be in her 80s, arrived in Scotland in 1948 when she was between just fourteen and sixteen years old to give birth to Marie. She is thought to have been from the Ardsbeg or Upper Keeldrum area, near Gortahork, whom she called Mary (Jacqueline’s mother – pictured above, when she was approximately 25).Once the baby was delivered on the 14th of April, 1948, her mother named her Mary and she was given up for adoption via a Catholic Adoption Agency in Glasgow.Jacqueline’s late mother was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell in Glasgow. “I think my birth grandmother knew their names as the adoption was done through the church.”Once the adoption was finalised, Mrs. Campbell re-named her Marie. Jacqueline and mum Marie“She only came to Glasgow to have the child I believe, then returned to Donegal. It was all a bit cloak and dagger through the Catholic Church, as no records were kept at that time.”“I think because she was unmarried and very young she would have been forced to [give up the baby] due to the Catholic beliefs at the time.”“Unfortunately my mother passed away very young and we are left with no family members on my mum’s side.”Jacqueline explains that there is a good chance her grandmother may not be alive, but she is hoping that there may be relatives who may have known of a baby born in Glasgow.Over the years, Jacqueline and her brother have tried to uncover their Donegal roots. They searched through old adoption archives in Edinburgh and Glasgow to no avail. She even conducted a DNA test with genealogy site Ancestry.com, which informed her that she has distant relatives in New Zealand with the surname Cordue – but showed up nothing linking her to Donegal.Any information which can help us bring this family together again would be greatly appreciated. You can contact Donegal Daily by emailing info@donegaldaily.com or send us a message on our Facebook page.Glasgow woman searches for the Donegal grandmother she never knew was last modified: August 20th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:1948found familyGlasgowmissing familyReunitedlast_img read more