March 2015

The President of the Liberia National Handball Association (LINHA), J. Mason Saweler

Handball Appeals for Gov’t Support


It has become a challenging and upsetting condition the continuation of the National Handball League, which brings over 1,000 students from elementary, junior and senior high schools, without budgetary support from the Liberian government.

The lack of funding from the government is retarding the development and promotion of handball and the momentum that was lighted since 2009 is growing dimmed.

These huge rocks are placed here to reduce the impact of the advancing ocean

Ocean Defense Project in Buchanan Gets Praise

Buchanan City residents have praised the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia for the ongoing coastal adaptation project being implemented in their city.

The Coastal Adaptation Project (CAP) currently on-going in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, was initially envisaged to be piloted in Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties. The CAP could not go on as planned due to resource constraints.

‘Health System Cardinal to Post-Ebola’

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Julia Duncan-Cassell, has emphasized that the post -Ebola recovery agenda must focus on rebuilding and strengthening the health system of the three most affected countries.

Minister Cassell made the assertion at an occasion organized by the three Ebola-affected countries, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, on the sidelines of the Commission on the Status of Women Conference recently in New York.

LCF delegates battle it out on the chess board recently

Chess Gets National Accreditation

The Liberia Chess Federation, (LCF), has been officially accredited by the Ministry of Youth & Sports. A certificate of accreditation was presented to the leadership of LCF on March 26.

The accreditation grants formal recognition of the LCF by the Government of Liberia as the legal and legitimate entity to supervise the activities of chess in Liberia, consistent with the LCF constitution.

Mrs. Philipbert Brown gowning Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe

Delegate of the Annual Retreat

LNOC Honors Youth and Sports Minister

Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe has become the first and only public official, specifically a Minister of Youth and Sports to be honored by the executive committee, sporting associations and individual members of the Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC).

Minister Nagbe, on Saturday, March 28 was bestowed upon the LNOC’s Highest Honor, through a ‘gowning ceremony’ for his understandability in the Olympic Movement – promoting the Olympic Values and upholding the Olympic Norms - and the promotion and development of sports in the country.

Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe: “We won’t allow for basketball to die”

“Drastic and Appropriate Action await Basketball”

A short-smile was followed by a frown and gloomy grimace when Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe expressed his disappointment on the internal wrangling in the Liberia Basketball Association.

Minister Nagbe, on Saturday night during his honoring ceremony organized by the Liberia National Olympics Committee (LNOC), said the Ministry has resolved to level “drastic and appropriate action” in basketball to save the county’s second popular sports from dying.

Her Excellency Penbe Nersrin Bayazit presents her letters of credence to President Sirleaf

Turkish Ambassador Presents Letters of Credence

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the Letters of Credence from the new Ambassador of Turkey to Liberia, Her Excellency Penbe Nersrin Bayazit.

Ambassador Bayazit, on behalf of the Government and people of Turkey and personally on behalf of the President of Turkey, His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, expressed condolence and solidarity for the loses Liberia has sustained as a result of the Ebola virus disease.

City Mayor Mendoabor: ‘My Council will seek the law to retrieve the amount in question’

Tappita City Council Duped of US$25,000?

Construction work on the multi-purpose Tappita City Hall in Lower Nimba County has reportedly stalled due to the alleged failure of an individual to deliver US$25,000 entrusted to her by project sponsors in Australia to the Tappita City Council for the building project.

Project initiators residing in Australia had requested one Amanda Gbarmo Ndorbor who was returning to Liberia to convey the amount of US$25,000 to the Tappita City Council to fast track the building project.

Apostolic Foundation School new building with students and teachers touring the front view

Following Arson Attack, Apostolic Foundation School Reconstruct New Building

Inversion expresses that “out of evil cometh good.”  This is truly what unfolds now in the existence of the new Apostolic Foundation School following an arson attack that left the school totally destroyed about a year ago.

Although in a very old condition with rusty zinc and broken planks, the Apostolic Foundation located in Sinkor Monrovia was in 2014 consumed by a blazing fire which reportedly started from the roof during evening hours, leaving the side that contained offices, library and classrooms completely burnt down.


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