March 2016

THE MEANINGS AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PALM SUNDAY, GOOD FRIDAYAND EASTER EVENTS (PART THREE): EASTER/RESURRECTION

The focus of this third and last article of a three part-series is on the Easter event which for this year 2016, was on March 27th. What is Easter all about? What is its significance for people today? How does it affect how one who believes in Jesus lives? Let us examine below in brief. The second article on Palm Sunday made the following observations:


Trygve Flathen of Engineers Without Borders Norway and Edwina Taylor, Executive Director, CARD

CARD Liberia Establishes Digital Literacy Center in Monrovia

Christian Association for Regional Development (CARD), a Liberian-owned organization with operations in Denmark, Liberia and Sierra Leone, is embarking on a new project to provide digital literacy programs across Liberia.

According to Edwina Taylor, founder and executive director of CARD, the aim of the IT/Digital Literacy program is to provide a combination of conventional literacy and computer literacy through its reading room and Internet-enabled resource center.


Solomon Grimes, acting national team skipper, commends Cellcom for its support to Liberian football development

National Team Commends Cellcom for Support

The Liberia national team on Wednesday, March 30 visited the headquarters of Cellcom Telecommunications to thank the GSM for its ongoing support of the team, which was instrumental in its major victory over Djibouti.

The special thank you event was held at the Cellcom headquarters on the Capitol Bypass and was attended by the President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Musa Bility, the full national team, as well as officials and executives of Cellcom.


Liberia’s Chef de Mission Malcolm Joseph displayed sample of delegates’ shirt and Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton, Jr.

LNOC Wants US$151,000 for Brazil Olympics

The Liberia National Olympic Committee (LNOC) has announced the submission of US$151,000.00 financial budget to the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the 2016 Brazil Olympics.

The LNOC made the formal disclosure yesterday at a local resort after an executive committee meeting, chaired by President Philipbert Browne, with Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton Jr., representing the Ministry of Youth and Sports.


Fans celebrate Liberia’s wins

Fans Appreciate Lone Star’s Victory

Liberia’s national colors – red, white and blue –not only dazzled on the fans who turned out at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Tuesday, but it also revived thousands of Liberians who listened to radios across the nation.

The day started with rain and ended with a burning sun, yet Liberians rushed to support the national team.

Vehicles flew Liberian flags while business centers displayed them at their venues.

The Run to the Africa Cup: What It Takes to Get There—and Beyond

The remarkable performance of the Lone Star squad on Monday, beating Djibouti five goals to zero is cause for celebration by all Liberians. We cannot, however, celebrate too long, for much greater challenges lay ahead—in Monrovia meeting Togo; in Tunis, meeting Tunisia; and beyond.

The Liberian government (GOL), the Liberia Football Association (LFA), the business community and all Liberians should devise ways in which to give every encouragement to our Lone Star teamas they prepare in hope, faith, determination and invincibility for the next two matches.


Temple of Justice

LACC Questions CBL’S Credibility

A day after the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) appeared before Criminal Court ‘C’ and provided justification about the contentious US$2 million criminal appearance bond, posted in favor of several former senior public officials, including Miatta Beyslow, Minister of Commence, and Aminata & Sons Inc., the bank’s credibility was yesterday criticized by lawyers representing the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC).


The Late Victoria Zayzay

Victoria Zayzay to Be Buried Today

After months of dispute following the mysterious death of Victoria Zayzay in a police cell on Hotel Africa Road in Virginia, outside Monrovia, the family is now set to give the late Victoria a befitting burial today.

A local organization, Independent Human Rights Investigators (IHRI), announced yesterday at a press conference that Victoria’s remains will be laid to rest today in the absence of an autopsy report that would have established the cause of death.

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