‘Burning Buses Not Solution to Accidents,’ -Sekou Kamara

first_imgOne of the ‘Killer Bean’ bus on Johnson Street yesterday in MonroviaSekou Kamara, a driver of one of the yellow American school buses popular known as ‘Killer Bean,’  says angry residents burning buses whenever there is a tragic accident is not the solution to the problem.In an interview with the Daily Observer yesterday following the resumption of operation of the buses which were grounded after angry commercial motorcyclists razed one on Battery Factory Road on Monday, Kamara said such an action does not ease the pain of the tragedy.Kamara said bus owners and stakeholders held meetings on Wednesday and Thursday, and the owners agreed to put their buses back on the road.He said the buses have third party insurance coverage and so whenever there is an accident, common sense should lead everyone involved to dialogue in order to resolve the problem.“In the incident on Monday, the motorbike rider ran his bike in front of the bus and because it is a large vehicle, the bus driver could not avoid what happened,” he said.Kamara rejected claims that because ‘Killer Bean’ buses are huge, their drivers don’t provide space for other road users.Sekou Kamara appeals to Liberians to avoid mob action because it does not solve the problem“Sometimes other vehicles and motorbikes try to overtake when the bus driver is not aware of their action,” he said. “So other road users should make sure that whenever they are behind any such large vehicles they should allow some space between them.”Kamara said overtaking any huge vehicle when that driver is unaware is extremely dangerous, “and they must work hard to avoid that.”He said he regrets the death of Victor Morris, who was crushed to death after reportedly crossing in front of the bus on Monday evening.Kamara said all yellow buses were back on the streets early yesterday morning plying their normal routes, including trips to Red Light, Gardnersville, New Georgia, Topoe Village – all on Somalia Drive, and destinations on Bushrod Island.The temporary withdrawal of the buses from the streets caused enough transportation difficulties for commuters, who appealed to commercial motorcycle riders to avoid mob action and allow the Liberia National Police to handle such cases.“The Liberia National Police must be vigorous against mob action,” a commuter told the Daily Observer in an interview on Johnson Street in Monrovia.The yellow American school buses got the name ‘Killer Bean’ from Killer Bean Forever a 2009 computer-animated action film that tells the story of an anthropomorphic coffee bean assassin named Jack Bean, known as Killer Bean, who was a no-nonsense killer who made light use of his enemies. Like the movie, the yellow American school bus “is like a Roadmaster that exerts its position on the road so that vehicles, motorbikes and other road users always stay clear when it is coming,” said a young woman who spoke to the Daily Observer last night. “When the yellow bus, with its huge side, is moving down the road, all vehicles give way,” she said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sports quiz of the week: Burnley, a centurion and seven blue whales

first_imgChallenge your friends You star Wigan Athletic sold defender Reece James to Sunderland this week. Then they… Uefa Cup second round in 1983 Share on Twitter Francesco Molinari has become the first golfer from which country to win a major championship? A fine effort Bolivia Malta Sven-Göran Eriksson is in line to become the Iraq manager, which would mean he has worked in 10 different countries. With which club did he win the Uefa Cup? Share on Twitter Chris Froome Signed defender Reece James on loan from Chelsea Reece James has been replaced by Reece James. An easy one for the kitman. It has 18 different sponsors The club say they have boosted their sponsorship income by 70%. features What was unusual about the match between FC Nordsjaelland and Cliftonville in the Europa League? 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Diana Shipping Extends PostPanamax Charter with Uniper

first_imgzoomIllustration; Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC 2.0 license Greek dry bulk shipowner Diana Shipping has agreed to extend the time charter contract with Germany’s Uniper Global Commodities for one of its Post-Panamaxes.Under the agreement, the company’s 87,150 dwt Electra would continue working for Uniper for a period until mid-September 2019 or mid-December 2019 the latest.During the extended period, the 2013-built bulker would work at a gross charter rate of USD 13,500 per day, as compared to the earlier earned rate of USD 8,000 per day.The new charter period started on October 19, 2018.Diana Shipping informed that the employment extension is expected to generate around USD 4.4 million of gross revenue for the minimum scheduled period of the time charter extension.last_img read more