Do Not Be Enemy to Progress, Senator Nyonblee Kanga Lawrence

first_imgDear Mr. Editor,Thanks for the offer to allow Liberians share their views with the public through your institution.  I write to let Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Kanga Lawrence know that making a research before commenting on a matter is cardinal to doing the work Grand Bassa people elected her to do.  I read in the 29th edition of the Daily Observer suggestion by this Senator to cancel the first Saturday schedule set up by former Mayor Mary Broh to clean the city of Monrovia; something that disappoints a lot.Even the common man or woman, who is not schooled in the academia knows that cleanliness is good and healthy, and despite their differences with former Mayor Mary Broh, the people of Monrovia highly welcome the first Saturday schedule to clean their environment for a few hours.  This is something that no one has ever raised qualm about.  But for the Senator to question its constitutionality and oppose it, basing her argument on difficult economy is quite unfortunate.  This proposal by the Senator to cancel the day only shows that she is an enemy to progress and does not seem to be appreciative to what opposition does, but wants to oppose, reject, and show ingratitude even if there is no need to do so.  I know even prior to this letter Senator Nyonblee Kanga Lawrence had withdrawn this unprogressive suggestion as the rest of her colleagues who are equally bitter with Mary Broh could not buy.Senator Lawrence should know that the City Government is here to govern in accordance with the Municipal Law of the city, and he/she in line with Article 12 of the Constitution can design a plan and enforce it with consent of the citizens to do what is good for them and for the city.  This is not force labor or slavery, but something that every resident of Monrovia is glad about.  Let not the Honorable Senator politicize development for thing she has no reason having interest in.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Traditional Dowry between Nuwoe Sibley and Gai Tehmeh

first_imgIn Liberian culture, the Kpelle people have their own African wedding tradition; and it is as unique as each and every tribe’s in the country. There are sixteen tribes in this not-so-little West African country. Although each tribe shares some similarities with the others, they also have some marked differences when it comes to celebrating the union of two individuals and their families in matrimony.The Kpelle people value their daughters a lot. They spend a lot to raise their daughters and as a result, bride price has gone higher than what was obtainable in the old days – US$ 48. However, this increase in the bride price for a Kpelle beauty varies from community to community.In the Kpelle tradition, the bride price includes exchange of gifts such as dried meat, kola nuts and palm wine between the two families. The cultural interpretation for using the kola nuts and other traditional materials is to wish the two prospective spouses and families good luck.On Saturday September 24, 2016, Dr. Gai Lekailay Tehmeh traditionally took the hands in marriage of Dr. Nuwoe Leemu Sibley at the residence of the bride’s father in Phebe Suakoko District in Bong County.Representing the groom’s family, Pastor Peter Tooman said the opportunity for the Tehmeh family to take the hands of beautiful Dr. Nuwoe Leemu Sibley is an honor, and promised to uphold the norms and traditions of the Kpelle culture.The bride’s family was represented by Arnold M. Sibley, uncle of the bride, who urged the groom to maintain and defend the values of his family. The bride and groom are graduates of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine at the University of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Senior Canucks hosting Flyers as NPHL season resumes tonight

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers will be returning to the ice tonight after a 2-week hiatus.The Flyers, currently leading the NPHL’s West Division, will be in Dawson Creek tonight for a tilt against the Senior Canucks. The Flyers are currently 2-and-1 against their West Division rivals, beating the Senior Canucks 6-3 at the North Peace Arena on November 17th, and in Dawson Creek on November 29th again by the score of 6-3. The Senior Canucks won their only game against the Flyers this season 9-7 in Fort St. John on December 10th.Elsewhere around the league, the Father Pirates will visit the Valleyview Jets, while the Grande Prairie Athletics will host the Spirit River Rangers.- Advertisement -The puck drops at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena tonight at 8:30.last_img read more

Fabianski hails ‘special’ night following win over Arsenal

first_img1 Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says it was ‘special’ stealing three points off his former club Arsenal.The 30-year-old Pole was in fine form as his side won 1-0 at the Emirates on Monday night to reach 56 points this Premier League season.The evening was made all the more enjoyable thanks to the warm welcome he got from the Gunners fans.“It’s always special to play against your former team, where I spent such a long time, and to reach 56 points was pretty special, too,” he said.“It was also nice to receive such a good reception before and after the game. It shows the fans are loyal to former players.” Swansea goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski last_img read more

Can you believe Jose Mourinho has come out and said this?!

first_imgFormer Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has today released a statement to a number of news outlets via his agents.Here is the statement in full.“Jose Mourinho is pleased that he returned to Chelsea Football Club because he was able to give the fans another Premier League title, which they had not won for many years. He is immensely proud of his eight trophies at Chelsea, and thanks the fans for all their support throughout his two spells at the club.“During his career, Jose has sometimes chosen to leave a club, but only at Chelsea has the club decided that he should leave.“Each time represents for him the end of a cycle, and the opportunity to start a new one. Jose hopes that his future after Chelsea this time will be as successful as when he left the club in 2007.“He will not be taking a sabbatical, he isn’t tired, he doesn’t need it, he is very positive, and is already looking forward.“Because of his love of football, you will see Jose at football grounds working and supporting friends. He will not be attending any high-profile games because he wants to discourage any speculation about his future.“Jose will remain living in London and hopes he and his family will be given the opportunity to do this privately.“Jose will not speak about his current situation for the foreseeable future. He asks the media to respect this decision.” 1 Jose Mourinho’s second spell at Chelsea ended in his sacking last_img read more

Leicester City keen on January deal for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia

first_imgLeicester City are tracking Roma striker Seydou Doumbia.Doumbia, 28, spent five years at CSKA Moscow before moving to Roma at the start of 2015.He struggled to make an impact in Italy, scoring just two goals in the second half of last season, and rejoined the Russian club on loan last summer.His return to CSKA has seen the striker’s stock rise sharply, with goals in the Champions League against Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven.With his loan deal now expired, CSKA are trying to seal a permanent return for the pacey striker before the Russian Premier League resumes in March. But Leicester are also keen on Doumbia and are hopeful of luring him to the King Power Stadium.Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri wants more support for top scorer Jamie Vardy as his side bid to keep up their unlikely title charge and is plotting a move this month. Seydou Doumbia 1last_img read more

SUPER LINE-UP AT LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S THIS WEEKEND

first_imgIt’s another fabulous line-up of top class entertainment this weekend at Sister Sara’s.In the live lounge on Friday is the supremely talented Ann Biddy Band, it’s a musical performance not to be missed, and a large crowd is expected to descend on the live lounge on Friday to enjoy her performance.On Saturday we’ll be showing all the live sport from the English Premier league, with some blockbuster games down for decision. You can watch them on any one of our huge HD Plasma TV’s located all over our super-pub.After the football action is over, it’s time for the partying and DJ Marty Curran will have you toe tapping all night, as he plays all the best songs from the past and from the current chart.It promises to be a fantastic weekend at Letterkenny’s No.1 SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S.   SUPER LINE-UP AT LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

MAN WHO OWES CREDIT UNION €17K FOR CAR LOAN ORDERED TO PAY €20 A WEEK

first_imgA MAN who owes a Co Donegal credit union more than €17,000 for an unpaid car loan has been ordered to pay it back – at a rate of €20 per week.Christopher Toye, from 5 Moyle Road in Milford, wasn’t in Letterkenny District Civil Court for the hearing.Patsy Gallagher, solicitor for Mulroy Credit Union, told Judge Paul Kelly that Mr Toye owed a total of €17,253. He said the money was originally loaned for the purchase of a car.A statement of means was provided to the court.Judge Kelly approved a repayment scheme based on Mr Toye’s means of €20 per week.The judgement means Mr Toye will have to make 862 weekly payments to clear the loan – taking 16 and a half years.MAN WHO OWES CREDIT UNION €17K FOR CAR LOAN ORDERED TO PAY €20 A WEEK was last modified: July 10th, 2016 by John2Share 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:credit unionMulroylast_img read more

ST EUNAN’S STALWART VINCENT COMES TO RESCUE OF GAOTH DOBHAIR’S McGEE

first_imgVincent McGlynn shows Eamon McGee how to change a tyre!DONEGAL and Gaoth Dobhair player Eamon McGee had a St Eunan’s man to thank today – when his car came to a grinding halt.The All-Ireland winning defender needed some help when he got a flat tyre.But luckily for him St Eunan’s stalwart and senior team management coach Vincent McGlynn was on hand to help the boy from the west change the tyre. McGee tweeted: “Flat tyre this morning but lucky enough I came across one of the few good men left in the St Eunans catchment area.” ST EUNAN’S STALWART VINCENT COMES TO RESCUE OF GAOTH DOBHAIR’S McGEE was last modified: April 16th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalEamon McGeeflat tyreGAAGaoth DobhairSt EunansVincent McGlynnlast_img read more