‘Women Are Major Contributors to the Nation’

first_imgRomell A. Watson, a Liberian women’s rights activist working at the Ministry of Finance, has described women as major contributors to the nation.Ms. Watson said that they should be treated as companions and equals by men.In an interview with Ms. Watson at her office at the Ministry of Finance on Friday, January 17, she said Liberian women have been marginalized by their male counterparts in almost every aspect of life without any regard for their contributions.She said that selling in the market and other areas was one way for women to contribute to the economy. Ms. Watson said men should show respect to the tedious tasks these women perform for the sake of the nation’s development.  “Women selling in the market are relevant contributors to the Liberian economy; that is why we must include them in all discussions regarding building our nation,” she asserted.Ms. Watson pointed out that for this to happen Liberian men must support their women. “If you educate a man you educate a man; when you educate a woman, you educate a generation,” she said.Ms. Watson highlighted the progress made in the Sirleaf-led administration in the areas education, free speech, and international relations. In spite of these gains she expressed the belief that we should begin solving some problems without the President.She also called  on the students of the University of Liberia that are planning to disrupt the President’s annual message to rethink their decision, stating that more is expected from the leaders of the various students unions.“The President’s decision to set up a committee to investigate the situation is a welcome development, and I hope that the students and administration will embrace any result arrived upon,” Ms. Watson concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberian Athletes’ Reunion Planned for Philadelphia

first_imgA three-day all Liberian athletes reunion will take place in Philadelphia, USA, June 13-15 and participants are expected from throughout the United States, Europe and Africa.The participants will include officials from the Ministry of Youths & Sports, the Liberia Football Association, current and former footballers, basketball players, Karate and Track & Field athletes, entertainers, sport promoters, sport journalists, and enthusiasts. According to a press release, the conference will conclude with a strategic concept document that will provide some direction for the improvement of sports in Liberia.Other events during the conference: Friday, June 13th is the welcoming ceremony; Saturday morning (June 14) is the General Assembly; Saturday (June 14) sporting activities. East vs. West team, East A vs. West A (younger/active athletes) and East B vs. West B (comprising the older/veteran players); Saturday (June 14) evening is the award banquet; Sunday (June 15) is the cultural festival and farewell cocktail.According to the organizers, 291 individuals have so far consented to attend and more are expected and interested participants should email liberianathletesreunion@gmail.com before May 24, 2014.It said the re-union will be held every year at a particular location and the next venue will be decided at the end of the conference.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

EU, UN Validate Spotlight Initiative on SGBV

first_imgGoL, UN and EU officials at the validation of Liberia’s comprehensive prevention strategy and action plan of the Spotlight Initiative on SGBVBy Simeon S. Wiakanty Hannah N. GeterminahThe government with support from the European Union (EU) on Thursday, November 21, 2019, validated a comprehensive prevention strategy action plan on the Spotlight Initiative on Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) in Monrovia.Liberia’s Spotlight Initiative is funded by the European Union and implemented by the Government of Liberia and the United NationsThe Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the EU and the UN to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, which is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world. The objective of the comprehensive validation is to present key findings from data collected, as well as present sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) prevention strategies for the country.It also seeks to create the necessary awareness on the consequences of domestic violence, and female genital mutilation (FGM) (women circumcision), and to enhance national ownership through the participation of collaboration by all actors.The Initiative focuses on the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, focusing on SGBV and harmful practices.The workshop brought together representatives from the various ministries and agencies; civil society actors, religious communities, traditional leaders, as well as international partners.Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Chief of Staff (CoS), Maj. Gen. Prince C. Johnson III, informed the gathering that violence against women and girls not only devastates their lives but divides communities, as well as undermines the growth and development of every fabric of society.Maj. Gen. Johnson described violence against women and girls as a security issue that should be prevented across the country.AFL Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Prince C. Johnson, III says SGBV is a security issue.In his keynote address, delivered at the occasion, Johnson made reference to statistics from the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection that has recorded 64.5 percent of women and girls in Liberia who have suffered from all forms of violence over the past 2 years (2017/2018). Maj. Gen. Johnson said the act threatens the political and socio-economic development of the country, something which he said needs urgent attention.Kingsley Amaning, UN Resident Coordinator for Liberia, said the event marks a major milestone for the Government of Libera, EU and Sweden, which is a joint effort to end violence against women and girls.Amaning said 70 percent of alleged rape cases involved children below 17 years and, out of 2,018 reported cases, only 14 perpetrators have been convicted.Ingrid Wetterqvist, Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, said the policy documents are based on the belief that sustainable peace, security, and development can never be achieved if half of the world’s population is excluded from fighting against SGBV.Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, Ingrid WetterqvistAmb. Wetterqvist said the strategy for development cooperation in Liberia is expected to end in 2020, which she said was timely and presents an opportunity to coordinate better results.Helene Cavé, EU Ambassador to Liberia, said the national comprehensive SGBV prevention strategy pinpoints the specific root causes of gender inequitable norms and gender-based violence.She stressed the need to increase women’s political and economic empowerment as highlighted in the SGBV Strategy, to attract men and boys in this endeavor.“It is important to highlight that it should be implemented at all levels,” Cavé said.“In this chain,” Cave said, “it is therefore so important to involve the community and traditional leaders alongside women and men; girls and boys to change harmful structural behaviors and attitudes.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Charity miner jailed for gun, ammo possession

first_imgA gold miner of Charity Extension Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast was on Monday jailed for two years after admitting to a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and matching rounds.Reinaldo Wills, 23, appeared at the Charity Magistrate’s Court, where he admitted that on November 16, 2018, Police, acting on a report of a shooting incident in the Charity Extension Housing Scheme area, went to investigate and during the course of their probe, discovered the arms for which he later claimed ownership. A search had been conducted on a house and one 7.62×39 mm spent shell was found. Two males and one female were arrested.However, at another house, the Police found one 9mm pistol along with one magazine and 10 live rounds of ammunition. Wills was arrested and claimed ownership of the firearm and ammunition.He was also fined $50,000 by Magistrate Ester Sam.last_img read more

Lack of resources cripples Stray Catching Unit

first_imgAs the rainy season steps in, farmlands tend to become flooded resulting in animals wandering on the roadways which pose a hazard to drivers, especially in the evenings. With such an occurrence, the Stray Catching Unit of the Public Security Ministry should be activated but due to the lack of vehicles, the Unit cannot effectively carry out its functions.This is according to a senior source attached to the Ministry who reminded Guyana Times that a few months ago, the Unit was down due to some issue which was not detailed; however, it is back up and running to a point.When questioned specifically about the availability of vehicles, Guyana Times was told, “It’s a work in progress you know. It’s a work in progress because of the length and breadth of Guyana that we have to cover where it concerns protecting the environment, protecting citizens from animals on the road and all of that and crops on the road [so] the Department is currently working to bring it up to par to where we want it to be”.With stray animals wandering the streets more frequently to the point of it being a norm, motorists have been fuming as they would usually have to sit in their vehicles to allow an animal, or in some cases, animals to cross the road. They believe that this phenomenon poses a threat to their lives and vehicles too, especially at this time of the year when vision is interrupted by heavy rainfall.With this in mind, the regional administration of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) in collaboration with the Municipality of Anna Regina had taken the decision to launch a new campaign targeting the numerous strays that line the roadways posing imminent dangers to motorists and other road users back in March.In 2017, due to inclement weather conditions, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had urged motorists to exercise caution on the roadways as the Stray Catching Unit of the Ministry was asked to relax its efforts in light of the weather conditions affecting cattle farmers.This call by the Minister came in light of an incident in Corentyne, Berbice, which left six persons injured after the taxi in which they were travelling swerved to avoid hitting a donkey and ended up toppling several times before coming to a halt.More recently, Ravindra Nazamoodin, of Number 56 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), was killed in November of last year when the motorbike he was riding collided with a cow on the Corentyne Highway at Number 55 Village.The animal was also killed in the accident.The Stray Catching Unit was launched under the People’s Progressive Party in 2011 under the Home Affairs Ministry. The 2011 budget had made provisions for the rehabilitation and construction of new pounds that would cater for holding the animals caught.In April 2010, the Pounds Amendment Bill was passed in the National Assembly. Part of it states that a fee of $5000 will be paid to a stray catcher or any other person for every animal they take to the pound. These animals include horses, ponies, cows, sheep, and goats.last_img read more

Arsenal targets ranked from worst to best: Wenger to be busy this month

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is looking to strengthen his side’s title challenge in the second half of the season.The Frenchman has been open in stating that he expects a busy transfer window for Arsenal, with it looking as though at least one new player will be arriving at the Emirates Stadium.Arsenal are considering a number of players and talkSPORT have ranked the top targets linked with a move to the Gunners this month.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to read our assessment. 5 5. Troy Deeney (Watford) – continue reading our ranking of Arsenal’s top January targets by clicking the arrow above –

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In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, the Hornets captain insisted he will not be leaving Vicarage Road this month, despite confessing his flattery over links to the Gunners. While this may appear to have drawn a line under a move to the Emirates, it shouldn’t be ruled out entirely. If Arsenal offer a figure around £20m, Watford could be tempted to cash in – though it’s expected a move for either Deeney or fellow striker Odion Ighalo will be put on hold until the summer. 5 4. Jackson Martinez (Atletico Madrid) – read more

Plumbers, painters, dentists and music teachers …..find them all with our new A-Z Business Directory

first_imgAre you sick and tired of looking for someone to carry out that job about your home that you just haven’t got around to?Are you tired of searching from Bundoran to Buncrana for a dentist at short notice, a car mechanic or a reliable childminder?Well, the answer is now in your own hands and just the tip of your phone or laptop away – whether you’re looking for a service or looking to advertise your business. Donegal Daily is now compiling the essential list of ‘sales and services’ for across the entire county.We will bring you a list of reliable sales and services which will mean you will never be stuck with overgrown lawns, leaking taps or broken roof slates.But our list will not just be about services around the home.It will contain the everyday requirements a modern family in Donegal find themselves in need of on a daily basis. From doctors to architects and from beauty salons to driving instructors, our business directory will have them all.Put simply as it grows, our list of sales and services will become the A-Z of all you need in life.And don’t worry if the service you are offering isn’t on our list just yet.Simply get in touch and we will make sure your service is included on the list the very next day.The days of scouring through telephone books looking for a wedding cake specialist or someone to deliver a skip to collect unwanted household items at your home are over. And for those providing services, the days of going around sticking your contact details on coffee shop walls are also long gone.Donegal Daily has an average of 50,000 readers each day – that’s a lot of people looking for a lot of sales and services.We have the solution and we can connect people with the services they need and businesses with the public.But why take our word for it? Contact our sales and services team today and for the price of a cup of coffee each week, we will include your business on Donegal’s biggest sales and services guide.Contact our sales and services team today by calling Don on 0858504125 or email him now at donjsheridan1@gmail.com.We’ll have your business in the hands of 50,000 each day before you can say Donegal Daily.Plumbers, painters, dentists and music teachers …..find them all with our new A-Z Business Directory was last modified: October 11th, 2018 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:Businessbusiness directorydonegalDonegal Dailylast_img read more

TERMON LADIES BEATEN IN FINAL – BUT HEADS HELD HIGH

first_imgTermon  Minor  Ladies  fantastic  record ends  in Belfast.St Pauls  Belfast  4–7  Termon 2–7Termon  Minor  ladies  who  were  last  defeated  in November  2007 went  down to  a  strong  St Paul’s  Belfast  team  in the Ulster Minor  Ladies  final  played in Belfast on  Monday.Termon  who fielded with the  flu  stricken Geraldine  Mc Laughlin at fullforward put  up  a  gallant  show  but  it  was  Siobhan Bell  from St Pauls  who  scored  three  Goals  that pushed  St  Pauls  over  the  line  to  lift  the first Ulster Minor  title  for  the  host  club.  TERMON LADIES BEATEN IN FINAL – BUT HEADS HELD HIGH was last modified: January 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:termon gaa ladieslast_img read more

Newcastle will need to fork out £44m if they want former Leicester man

first_img RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The Croatian signed for the Foxes in January 2015 for a reported fee of £9million but he failed to make an impact Kramaric in action for Croatia at the World Cup REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ “That was not an option for us. But what happens if €50m (£43.7m) are bid, I cannot say.”Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is on the lookout for at least one new striker ahead of the new season after Ayoze Perez finished as their top scorer last term with just ten goals. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father It is understood the Magpies and Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich are monitoring his situation after he scored 17 goals in all competitions for Hoffenheim last season.The 27-year-old also had a good game for Croatia at the World Cup in their comfortable 2-0 victory over Nigeria on Saturday. LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND 2 And Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen revealed the club rejected an offer for the forward in January.But Rosen suggested Hoffenheim would be willing to listen to offers for Kramaric in the summer.He said to German publication TZ: “I never rule out anything, that’s not in our business.“We had an offer of €30m (£26.3m) for Andrej from Italy during the winter the break. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LATEST targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Newcastle will need to fork out £44million if they are serious about signing Croatia’s Andrej Kramaric, according to Hoffenheim’s sporting director.Kramaric reportedly has a number of admirers across Europe despite having a largely unsuccessful spell at Leicester City (January 2015-January 2016). 2 moving on Latest transfer news on talkSPORT.com Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer last_img read more

PAT THE COPE OPENS EUROPEAN INFORMATION CENTRE IN GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgPat The Cope Gallagher MEPIreland North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher today launched the European Direct Information Centre which will be situated Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair.Speaking at today’s launch, Mr Gallagher stated “Donegal County Council Library Service has hosted the Europe Direct Information Centre since 2005 in Central Library, Letterkenny, when the European Commission initiated the concept of Europe Direct Information Centres as a way to create a network of accessible, local information centres in all EU Member States.”“In 2012, Donegal County Council Library Service was again awarded this contract for the duration of the present call until 2017. This new contract included, in addition to the main EDIC in Central Library, Letterkenny, a further satellite centre situated in Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair, providing services to Gaeltacht areas nationally.” “The mission of the EDIC network is to distribute information and advice about the European Union’s policies, actively promote local and regional debate about the European Union, allow the European institutions to disseminate local and regional information and give the public the opportunity to send feedback to the European Union institution. The Europe Direct Information Centres at the library are the local link between Europe and the citizen.”“The Europe Direct Information Centre network is a European-wide network of information points for EU citizens. In Ireland the Europe Direct relay is delivered regionally through the network of our public libraries. The public library service provides this valuable link between the European Commission and Irish citizens as part of its role at the heart of the community. Libraries are communication and information centres for each community, centrally located and as accessible as possible to their users in every town and city in Ireland. ”“Public library branches enjoy very high footfall and champion a culture of open access to all. As the default source of assistance when seeking information about public and government information, they are particularly suited to the role as facilitators for communications to and for the EU.”“As part of their remit, EDICs also provide a host of events and activities throughout the year, ranging from the annual ‘Have your Say’ Soapbox competition with regional heats and a national final, talks on current EU issues such as agriculture and fisheries funding reform, European folk tales & story times, to debates on EU policy and exhibitions on European history & traditions.” “There are eight Europe Direct Information Centres across the country with coverage stretching countrywide: Letterkenny / Gweedore, Tubbercurry, Ballinalsoe, Mallow, Waterford, Mountmellick, Blanchardstown and Dundalk. The website www.europedirect.ie provides details of all of the contact information for the Centres, all current and future events taking place, information on the EU institutions in Ireland as well as details of and access to central EU developments and current information.”“For the first time since the launch of the Europe Direct initiative in Ireland in 2005, the Centre providing services to the Gaeltacht areas nationally, have been situated here in Leabharlann Pobail Ghaoth Dobhair. Acting in partnership with the main Europe Direct Information Centre in Central Library, Letterkenny, the Centre here in Ghaoth Dobhair carries out all functions, such as providing information on EU institutions and initiatives, answering queries and staging events through the medium of the Irish language. The general public at any time can contact the library here with any queries or initiatives to do with the European Union. If the staff here in Donegal cannot find the answer to a query, they can avail of a direct line to the EU Information Centre in Brussels.” Pat the Cope concluded “To be responsible for this is a great tribute to Donegal County Council, in particular to its library service in Donegal and to the work of the library staff in particular. The fact that the contract for Europe Direct Information Centre has been awarded to Donegal County Council Library Service several times is testimony to this. The manager of the Europe Direct Information Centre Donegal & Gaeltacht Helen McNutt, plus the staff both in Central library and here in Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair, Laura McNutt, Ann Rennicks and Dennis McGeady take great pride in carrying out this function in a professional and enthusiastic manner and it gives me great pleasure today to officially launch Ionad Eolais Eoraip go Díreach Ghaoth Dobhair.” PAT THE COPE OPENS EUROPEAN INFORMATION CENTRE IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: September 13th, 2013 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)last_img read more