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German Ambassador to Liberia, Ralph Timmermann, has declared that Liberia owes no debt to the Federal Republic of Gemany. He explained all amounts his country has contributed to the development of Liberia have been in the form of grants.Ambassador Timmermann’s comment came following concerns from some corners of the public over whether Liberia’s current debt still stands following the waiving of about US$2 billion debt; giving the country the chance to pursue further loans.Germany’s relationship with Liberia has a long history, dating as far back as the 1800s when Liberia got her independence in 1847.This relationship puts Liberia in a better position to get loans from Germany since the country (Liberia) now has a respectable standing in the world financial sector.In an interview with the Daily Observer, Ambassador Timmermann said the debt Liberia had for Germany was cancelled, and that all funds coming from the German Government to the country are intended to assist recovery from the civil conflict and help Liberians have a better standard of living.Outlining some projects to which Germany has contributed funds; Ambassador Timmermann named the West Africa Power Pool, the Mount Coffee Hydro Project and other areas in Agriculture and Solar Energy as key priority areas his country is investing in.He underscored that the German NGO GIZ provides technical assistance to the Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy, and also works with the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (LEITI) to create a better resource governance system.Aside from these undertakings, he said Germany provides logistical assistance to Liberia’s security sector; including the Liberian National Police.He explained that prior to the Liberian civil crisis; Germany was in a long standing relationship with Liberia, with German companies like the Bong Mining Company operating in the country. He noted that his country was one of the first to recognize Liberia’s independence in the 19th century, which is the foundation of their relationship.Sharing his impression of how funds provided by Germany are used, Ambassador Timmermann noted that more still needed to be done. He, however, lauded the efforts of Lands, Mines & Energy Minister, Patrick Sendolo, for the role he plays to ensure that the hydro project be completed and Liberians receive cheap electricity.Germany has contributed US$75 million for the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee hydro plant, which is expected to be completed by 2015.Some German companies are currently engaged in developing the energy sector by providing technical knowledge to locals to build new models of coal pots for cooking and share knowledge on how to harness solar energy under the program, “Energizing Development Partnership.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Local marketers selling food items such as dried and fresh fish, palm oil, and fresh pepper have begun to take over Broad Street. The marketers, who line up their businesses stretching from Broad and Gurley streets intersection to Broad and Mechlin streets intersection every evening, say they are selling in the area to generate money to feed themselves for the July 26 Independence celebration. They also told our reporters that they are bringing their businesses on the main Broad Street because more customers and potential buyers troop the street. But pedestrians who commute the affected areas say the street sellers are posing serious sanitation challenge to the area. They want the Liberia National Police (LNP) to take action to remove the marketers from the sidewalks as they (pedestrians) can no longer walk freely in the area. Our reporters, who visited the Broad and Randall Streets intersection yesterday, confirmed the marketers were selling dry rice, dry fish and pepper dust and palm oil on the sidewalks. The marketers prevented reporters from taking their photos. Crowds of market women and Yana boys told our reporters that they do not want their photos in the press. Some angry pedestrians have vowed to take the issue with the LNP as the marketers are adamant to go back to the marketplace down Water Street. Broad Street is the major economic center in Monrovia for mainly white collar government and private workers. The part of Broad Street being occupied by the sellers is mainly the Executive Pavilion area which is considered by many as the heart of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In a bid to keep the nation’s staple, rice, affordable on the Liberian market, President George Manneh Weah has issued Executive Order #93, which takes immediate effect.Released Tuesday, October 16, 2018, Executive Order No. 93, is an extension of Executive Order No. 87 earlier promulgated by Government to suspend the import tariff on rice in order to alleviate unnecessary burden on ordinary Liberians, the Executive Mansion said in a release Tuesday afternoon.The issuance of the Executive Order followed an assessment and evaluation by Government to determine the causes of increases in the price of various essential commodities and to initiate measures to ameliorate the situation, the release said.“Now therefore,” the Executive Order asserts, “the Government of Liberia, in its desire to continue to bring relief to the public, hereby issues Executive Order No. 93, suspending the import tariff on rice as classified under tariff Nos. 1006.30.00 (in packing of more than 5kg or in bulk); 1006.30.00 (in packing of at least 5kg); and 1006.40.00 (broken rice) under the Revenue Code of Liberia Act 2000 with immediate effect.”President Weah used the Executive Order to stress the need for exigent measures to ease economic burdens on Liberian citizens and residents, enabling them to access the staple food at all times and with ease.These measures follow former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Executive Orders Nos. 11, 19, 45, 61, 70, 80 and 87 suspending import tariffs on rice in the interest of the public.In early February 2018, President Weah met with the Rice Importers Association and expressed his determination to ensure that something was immediately done to reduce the price of rice and make it affordable and available to average Liberians.At the end of the February negotiations, which lasted two days, officials of the association through the chair, John Bestman, consented to effect a reduction in the price of the 25Kg bag of rice by US$2, while the price of a 50kg bag of rice would be reduced by US$4 with immediate effect.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Panel discussants, Congressman David Price, chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congresswoman Alma Adams, House Chief Clerk Cheryl Johnson and House Parliamentarian Tom Wickham.US Congressional delegation urge Liberian lawmakers to make public their ‘Yea or Nay’ votesVisiting members of the United States Congress, from the House Democratic Partnership (HDP), have advised their Liberian counterparts, especially those from the House of Representatives, to be accountable to their respective constituents by showing their ‘yea or nay’ votes on whatever bills they acted on.The US congressmen and women described transparency as “very key to accountability” as well as democracy and governance.The congressional delegation made the statement during a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 8, in a Community Media Forum, organized by the Liberia Media Development Program (LMD). in collaboration with the Liberia Media Initiative (LMDI) on the theme, “Representative Democracy and Governance.”The Panel discussants were Congressman David Price, chairman of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP), Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Congresswoman Diana DeGette, Congresswoman Alma Adams, House Chief Clerk Cheryl Johnson and House Parliamentarian Tom Wickham.The purpose of the Panel Discussion and Community Media Forum was to provide a forum for constructive, engaging and contemporary discussion on representative governance, the role of legislators (US and Liberian) to create dialogue, new thinking and solution with and between members of parliament (MP’s), civil society representatives, media leaders and citizens, using media to amplify to a broader audience (citizens).Price said the US Congress bipartisan HDP Committee has been working with the Liberian legislature for 12 years, both respectively and responsively, and has observed that there are challenges at the Legislature, which need to be addressed.Rep. Price stated that despite the challenges, there is one common interest, which is Article 1 of the Constitution.Article 1 of the 1986 Liberian constitution says: “All persons are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural inherent and inalienable rights, among which are the right of enjoying and defending life, and liberty of pursuing maintaining and security of the persons and of acquiring, possessing and protecting properties.Price called on lawmakers to be accountable to their people (constituents) about their votes or what they vote on, must speak for their constituents, and that there are plenty of ways constituents can let their lawmakers know of their concerns.“You represent the value of your people in the House of Representatives, and therefore, you are accountable to them,” Congresswoman Markwayne Mullin said.The purpose of the Panel Discussion and Community Media Forum was to provide a forum for constructive, engaging and contemporary discussion on representative governance, among other issues.Congresswoman Lee, the first African American woman to be elected from North Carolina, said representative democracy means to speak for those who do not have a voice, while accountability is important in representation.Congresswoman DeGette, who said it is her first HDP visit and to Liberia, disclosed that has been in Congress for 23 years and is willing to contribute to building Liberia’s democracy.She said she went to law school to help people and, as a criminal defense lawyer, she helped lots of people, but got into politics to make laws that oversees everybody.Rep. Degette said that she works and listens to her constituents and is accountable to them on whatever decision she made in the House of Representatives.Congresswoman Alma Adams said she is the 100th woman elected in Congress and that Liberia needs more women in the Legislature. A retired professor, after 40 years in the classroom, she said she believes in representative governance and democracy as well as transparency and accountability.Chief Clerk Cheryl Johnson said since 1789, the record of Congress is still kept. She said whenever a vote is taken in the House of Representatives, it is posted on the US Congress website within at most 10 minutes for the public glare as part of an accountable system to the American people.She said that every member of the House is a servant and is accountable to their constituents.Parliamentarian Tom Wickham spoke of being responsible to interpret the rules of the House of Representatives to every member and serves as the referee.He said that he has been at the House for 24 years and served six different Speakers.Representative J. Marvin Cole of Bong County District #3 and Nimba County District #8 Representative Larry P. Younquoi were the two Liberian lawmakers that interacted with the US congressional delegation during the panel discussion.Prior to the Community Media Forum, the 19-member congressional delegation met the leadership of the legislature and there were breakout sessions, which attracted lots of people to Tuesday’s discussion.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The months-long anticipation came to an end on Friday afternoon when Education Minister Nicolette Henry took to the podium to announce the names of the top performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment.In attendance at the ceremony, hosted at the Education Ministry on Brickdam, Georgetown, were the students who worked their way to the top positions of the more than 13,000 students who sat the examinations just weeks ago, on April 12 and 13.Education Minister Nicolette Henry is flocked by this year’s top performers at the NGSALeading the group of outstanding achievers was Saskia Twahir, a student of School of the Nations, who gained 524 marks of the possible 529, thereby earning a spot at the country’s premiere secondary educational institution, Queen’s College.Twahir was closely followed by a group of five students who were placed at the second position, each scoring a total of 523 marks. These students are Clifton Bacchus of Mae’s Under 12, Gabriella Roberts of Success Elementary, Xiana Chabilall of Graham’s Hall Primary, and Amelia Sugrim and Antonia Dey of the Academy of Excellence.Coming in at the seventh position, having gained the third highest marks at the exams, were Tristan Persaud, Brandon Gouveia and Emily Lalchand, all students of the Academy of Excellence; while Raj Seeram of Swami Purnananda Primary, Jerod Roberts of Marian Academy, Tristan Richards of Dharmic Rama Krishna, Muhammad Bacchus of ISA Islamic, Tia Chung of Success Elementary and Kripa Thani of Mae’s Under 12 were all tied at 522 marks.Shortly after announcement of the results on Friday, Guyana Times caught up with the students obtaining the highest marks, and allowed them to share their excitement at being named among the country’s top performers.Top student Saskia Twahir boldly relayed that she is ecstatic, given that her hard work has finally paid off. “There weren’t really many difficulties; I just had to study a lot,” explained the School of the Nations student, who also noted that “successful” meant giving up some of her leisure time.The pupil highlighted that her school days generally lasted from 07:45h to 17:30hrs, and this was coupled with extra lessons on the weekends. However, Twahir said, “Our teachers told us to relax, it’s just another exam.” Additionally, she pointed out: “My mother was very supportive of course, and my father too.”Twahir indicated that she aspires to be a businesswoman and hopes to one day inheriting her father’s establishment.School of the Nations student, 2017 top crème de la crème Saskia Twahir flanked by her parents at the at the Education Ministry on BrickdamClifton Bacchus indicated that he is satisfied with his performance. “To do very good is to study more hard. Sometimes you have to play, you have to relax; you can’t study all the time, or else everything just goes away,” the aspiring pilot relayed.Gabrilla Roberts told Guyana Times she is excited to have earned a spot at Guyana’s top school. She noted, “I had to put in a lot of work, especially late-night and early-morning studies.”Xiana Chabilall indicated, “I’m feeling very elated and happy.” She went on to say, “I just had to study hard, give up all my gadgets, and listen to my parents and teachers. I was expecting this, because I did study real hard.”Expressing a contradictory opinion, Amelia Sugrim stated, “It was a bit hard, with plenty revision and sacrifices”, while Antonia Dey said, “It was very easy.”Guyana Times spoke with a trio from the Academy of Excellency, who underlined the efforts made by the school in preparing them for the NGSA exams. Brandon Gouveia conveyed that they are worked on a number of past papers, while his colleagues Tristan Persaud and Emily Lalchand also commended the study regime.Antonia Dey of the Academy of Excellence and her overjoyed mother after the announcement of the National Grade Six Assessment resultsIn the moment of joy and relief, the students alluded to the sacrifices they had made, with Raj Seeram noting that, “Instead of playing during school time, I usually revise; and when I come home, I study all the time.” He was backed by Kirpa Thani, who also highlighted, “I had to cut out my activities, like sports.” They highlighted that their significant accomplishments were expected.Muhammed Bacchus said, “I expected this, because every second I got the chance I studied,” while Tia Chung also shared her confidence, saying, “I expected this, because every second I got the chance I studied.”However, a few of the top-rankers did indicate what had posed a challenge during the examination process. “Social Studies Paper Two was (more) difficult than the others. It was tricky, but I know that I’d manage it,” stated Tristan Richards. Jerod Roberts also noted, “The exam was easy, except for the Social Studies Paper 2, which was a little bit challenging.” Nevertheless, they managed to apply what they had been taught over the six years.Collectively, the students attributed their success to both their parents and teachers, with some even highlighting religion as a contributing factor in their achievements.Of the 29 students gaining a space in the top ten ranking throughout the country, eight of the pupils belonged to public schools, while the remaining 21 emanated from private educational institutions. This total comprised students belonging to three regions, with the majority belonging to Georgetown.Essequibo CoastTop performer for Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) National Grade Six Assessment, Ramool Baboolall, expressed his happiness at having emerged the region’s best at the examinations. The aspiring engineer achieved 513 marks and gained a place at Queen’s College.During an interview with Guyana Times, the C V Nunes Primary School pupil credited his success to God, his parents, and his teacher. He said he was shocked when he first heard the announcement via the media, but added he knew he would have done well.LindenThis year’s top NGSA performer from Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) is very elated to have achieved this feat. He is Miguel Emerson of the Watooka Day Primary School in Linden, who attained 517 marks.Emerson, an aspiring doctor, has secured a place at Queen’s College. Emerson explained that he had “studied very hard, put in all the work that was needed, and prayed.” A resident of Moraballi Street in Retrieve, Mackenzie, Emerson attributes his success to very strong family support.
Forests Minister Pat Bell says the decision by Canfor not to rebuild in Prince George is disappointing. He notes he repeatedly told company management following the fire that it could expect Provincial support if it decided to rebuild. However, he also says he understands the company’s decision to invest instead in its other operations. Canfor Corporation went into more detail today about two major announcements it made yesterday. One is to not rebuild its plywood plant in Prince George destroyed by fire last May. That leaves 260 people to collect severance pay and, if they’ve haven’t done so already, find a new job.However, there’s a slight possibility they could find work in Fort St. John. That’s because Canfor is also taking some of the fire insurance money and using it to build a new wood residue facility in this city. This is Mark Feldinger, the Company’s Vice-President of Manufacturing…[asset|aid=145|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Feldinger-Canfor-1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement – The $13.5 million project, at site of the local Canfor sawmill, is a response to the B.C. Hydro call last February for proposals which will utilize forest-based biomass. In so doing it is expected to help address the impact of the Mountain Pine Beetle infestation.[asset|aid=146|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Feldinger-Canfor-2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement
1 Tottenham have made enquiries to FC Utrecht over the availability of striker Sebastien Haller, according to reports in Holland.The French striker, 21, has been in fine form this season, netting 21 goals in 31 games for the Dutch side.And now, according to Voetbal International, Spurs have made contact with the Eredivisie side about the possibility of luring Haller to north London this summer.However, Mauricio Pochettino’s side face competition from Ajax for the £8m-rated forward, while Inter Milan are understood to be among a number of Serie A clubs in the race to land the player.Norwich and Sunderland both tried to sign Haller in January but failed to match Utrecht’s valuation of the former Auxerre man. getty Sebastien Haller celebrates scoring for France Under-21s
Susan McCarroll and Liam Patton receive their awards.Two staff nurses at the Donegal Hospice have received prestigious academic awards.Lucy McGettigan, Clinical Nurse Manager at Donegal Hospice, said it is with great pride that we congratulate our two staff nurses Susan McCarroll and Liam Patton on their recent award at University College Dublin.Not only were they awarded a graduate diploma in palliative care nursing they were also awarded the Sr Francis Rose O’Flynn OHL medal for acquiring the top academic marks in the country. “Singularly to achieve this award is remarkable but for both to achieve it from the same unit is outstanding and as their mentor and line manager I can speak on behalf of all the management and staff at the Hospice to say we are very proud indeed,” said Ms McGettigan.The course was a Level 9 graduate diploma in palliative care in UCD in affiliation with our lady’s hospice Harold’s cross. The Sr Francis Rose O’Flynn OLH Medal is awarded to the graduate with the highest grades overall in the palliative care modules.This year was the first time it was a joint award. The course required them to attend college in Dublin one day per week for the academic year and in their own time to secureplacements in various work areas, to add to their experience.This is not an easy task while continuing to work full time and both having young families. The graduates now have a specialist palliative care qualification which makes it extremely relevant for practice in the Donegal Hospice which is a specialist palliative care unit. Liam’s stated “It’s a great privilege to work in palliative care and I have always had a special interest in palliative care nursing. Therefore it was right to further my studies in this area .“The course was intense but extremely rewarding with great support from my wife and family, my mentor Lucy McGettigan, my workplace and Dr Donal Martin’s support and of course the college itself all which made it more manageable.“I feel humbled to receive this medal for my academic efforts. My challenge now as a nurse is to contribute to providing excellent standards of palliative care by putting what I have learned into practice’.Susan has worked in the Donegal Hospice for almost eleven years.She said she was passionate about palliative care and cannot imagine working in any other area of nursing. “The organisation and support from the college and tutors was amazing. As well as gaining new knowledge and insights, it was great to see that our work practices at the Donegal Hospice are very much on a par with other specialist palliative care unitsthroughout the country.“It was very educational carrying out placements in Sligo hospice and our lady’s hospice in Harold’s cross in Dublin. Personally I could not have done any of this without the support my family, friends, Lucy McGettigan and my colleagues at the hospice. That I received the Sr Francis Rose O’Flynn medal for academic achievement jointly with my colleague Liam was an honour and the icing on the cake.“Completion of this course has affirmed my passion for my chosen area of nursing and has provided me with increased knowledge and confidence in carrying out this very privileged role.”Dr Donal Martin, Medical Director at the Hospice said they are very proud of our two staff who achieved this academic success. “The fact that this is the first time ever that two staff from one unit were awarded jointly makes their achievement even more remarkable. I am delighted to support these staff in their education and hopefully support other staff who may now decide to apply to undertake further education,” he said.DONEGAL HOSPICE NURSES RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMIC AWARD was last modified: May 26th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:awardsdonegal hospiceLiam PattonSusan McCarroll
May 31. The fee for the workshop is $30 and includes a financial planning binder. Participants will learn about keeping up with inflation, ways to reduce taxes on investments and saving for retirement and college. For more information on the financial workshop, call (562) 902-3100. Whittier holds chili cook-off WHITTIER – Whittier’s Historical Society and Museum will present a Chili Cook-off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Joe Miller Field, Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. Admission for the event, which will also feature various entertainment, is $3. For more information, call (562) 698-1718 or (562) 945-3831. Nichols named to city commission LA MIRADA – The City Council has appointed Alan Nichols to the Community Services Commission. The nine-member advisory commission is an important part of government in La Mirada. The Community Services Commission studies areas such as recreation programming and social services. Nichols has served on the La Mirada Athletic Council and the La Mirada Community Services Foundation. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Event showcases local artwork WHITTIER – The Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation will present its 2nd annual Community Arts Showcase at the Whittier College campus, 13406 Philadelphia St., from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission to the fundraiser is set at $25. Whittier artists will display their work; local restaurants will feature their culinary specialties; and local performing artists will showcase their talents during the event. The showcase will be held at the Ruth B. Shannon Center at the college. WCAF has organized the event in an effort to raise money to support its philanthropy program. The group grants funding for music and artistic programs for many students. For more information or details on where to buy tickets, call (562) 464-3360. – From staff and wire reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – A North Park Middle School fundraiser, sponsored by Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. May 23 at the restaurant, 9290 E. Whittier Blvd. Twenty-five percent of all food purchases goes to the North Park Middle School Associated Student Body. For more information, call (562) 801-5137. Whittier promotes graffiti awareness AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWHITTIER – Graffiti awareness and prevention workshops will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and May 31 at the Whittier Senior Center, 13225 Walnut Ave. The workshops are being held to get community input on how to fight graffiti in city neighborhoods. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Workshops help with finances LA MIRADA – The city will hold a three-day financial workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning next week through