December 2016

Bility: ‘We will keep working for the good of our country, not personality or platform”; a partial view of sports journalists listen to Bility yesterday

Bility Criticizes Government’s Failure

The President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Mr. Musa Hassan Bility, yesterday criticized the Unity Party led government for not doing anything tangible to see sports, especially football, succeed in the country.

“Except for the National Team (Lone Star), the government has not provided a cent to the LFA at any point in time over the years for the development of the national sports competitions, lest talking about providing support for the construction or modernization of playing pitches,” Mr. Bility pointed out.

Lone goal scorer Joseph Zayzay of Montserrado speaks to journalists after the match; and Maryland players before the kick off

Montserrado, Maryland Secure Wins

After four successive draws in the quarter-finals of the ongoing National County Sports Meet, Montserrado and Maryland Countries finally secured wins in the second phase of the tournament.

Montserrado County got the first win after Joseph Zayzay, who was introduced in the second half, slotted home a bicycle kick in the 74th minute against Cape Mount County.

Officials of We-Care, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and Cellcom GSM

We-Care Donates Balls, Books to County Meet

We-Care Foundation Liberia has donated 70 footballs and four boxes of assorted reading materials to the National County Sports Meet, which has reached its quarterfinals.

The donation was made yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

The Executive Director of We-Care Foundation T. Michael Weah, said the donation was made possible through the kind courtesy of Youth Prize International of the United States.

He stated that the donation is the foundation’s way of supporting the County Sports Meet, and to also recognize the importance of education through sports.

Margibi County Kickball team celebrates their entry into the semi-finals

Margibi County in Kickball Semifinals

Margibi County booked their first place in the semi-finals in kickball on Thursday in the ongoing 2016/2017 County Sports Meet at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.

The ‘Gibi Girls’ automatically qualified yesterday after their second win in the round-robin quarterfinals. They have four points from two games, and will play their last game on Wednesday, January 4.

Margibi County whipped Montserrado County 3-0 in a tough 5-inning battle.

72 youth leaders attending the conference

Youth Leaders End 3-Day Agriculture Conference

At least 72 youth chosen from Bong, Lofa, Margibi, Montserrado, Gbarpolu and Bomi counties are today ending a 3-day conference that seeks to encourage them to participate in agricultural activities in their communities.

Speaking at the opening of the conference on Wednesday at the Rick’s Institute in Virginia, outside Monrovia, 4-H Liberia Executive Director Umaru Sheriff said the conference is meant to train the youth in better agricultural skills so that they can go back and teach others.

Women toting products to sell: “We didn’t make any profit or even the money that we spent to buy the goods this season.”

Hard Times for Holiday Sellers This Year

“Aaa God, my money left in my market o!” the woman cried as people sat around sympathizing with her.

This holiday season, many Liberian market women brought bundles of clothes, toys and cheap ‘seasonal’ imports to sell. Many say they spent as much as US$150, expecting back at least US$300 in profit. But to their surprise, they did not make the profit or even reap the initial capital.

According to business and merchandise sellers around Duala market on the northern edge of Monrovia, the rise in the currency exchange have caused prices of commodities to go up as well.

Max (in blue and white striped shirt) and Redemption Hospital workers receive items for the Christmas holiday to sick children.

Papa Santa Brings Smiles Back to the Less Fortunate

Over a week ago, Maxson Kpakio, Founder/CEO of Wales Liberia Connect-UK was involved in a three car accident along 72nd junction.

With no injuries and a massive bill of more than US$2,000 for damages resulting from him losing control and slamming his car into the one ahead of him, which subsequently slammed into the car ahead, Max, also known as Max Mixer, a popular radio broadcaster on Radio LIB, and others walked out of the accident without a scratch.

International Bank-Liberia Exposes US$178,862 Revenue Fraud

The International Bank Liberia Limited has exposed an attempted fraudulent transaction that would have cost the Liberian government US$178,862.39 in revenue.

The bank alerted the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) on Wednesday, December 28 of a dubious transaction in an IB Manager’s check of US$179,101.39 issued in the name of MNG Gold to be deposited into the General Revenue Account for clearance from the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) into a private account.

Rep. Alex Tyler of Bomi County

93 Documentary Evidences against Tyler, Others Released

After months of hustling, the Special Presidential Task Force, set-up to prosecute Rep. Alex Tyler of Bomi County along with several other current and past government officials indicted in the Global Witness bribery scandal, on Wednesday submitted 93 pieces of documentary evidence to Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice.

The production of the evidence was in compliance to Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay’s ten (10) days ultimatum issued to the Taskforce.

D. Sheba Brown, CBL’s outgoing Director of Operations, gives remarks

CBL Retires Long-serving Employees with Honors

On Wednesday, December 28, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) honored and retired three long serving employees of the bank at a special honoring program at the Bella Casa Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia.

The honorees, Mrs. D. Sheba Brown, Mr. Richard Dorley and Mr. Joseph C.N. Howard, served the bank in various capacities for 30, 28 and 10 years, respectively.

After several speeches by bank executives, including Executive Governor Milton A. Weeks, the honorees were given the privilege to say a few words, including highlights of their times at the CBL.


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