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President Weah Names 83 to Cabinet

first_imgMinister Tarpeh: “Fronting has over the years undermined the essence of Liberianization policy.” Wilson Tarpeh heads Commerce Ministry; Jefferson Koijee, Mayor of MonroviaThe Executive Mansion has released a list of 83 cabinet appointments so far by President George Manneh Weah, subject to confirmation by the Senate, where applicable. Ministers-designate include: Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; Prof. Ansu Sonii, Ministry of Education; Williametta Piso Saydee Tarr, Ministry of Gender and Social Protection; Gesler Murray, Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy; D. Zogar Wilson, Ministry of Youth and Sports; and Varney Sirleaf, Minister of Internal Affairs.Interestingly, the name of Justice Minister-designate, Cllr. Charles Gibson, is not on the list, though his suspension by the Supreme Court of Liberia was lifted late this week, just days after he finally paid back money that he siphoned after collection on behalf of his client, foreign businessman Anwar Saoud. However, Presidential Press Secretary Sam Mannah told the Daily Observer that President Weah has not rescinded Cllr. Gibson’s appointment; therefore the appointment still stands.Lenn Eugene Nagbe will remain at the helm of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), as will Mary T. Broh at the General Services Agency (GSA); Ledgerhood Rennie, Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS); Florence Brandy, Montserrado County (Superintendent); and Lemuel Reeves, Liberia Immigration Service (LIS).Also in the security sector, James Henric Pearson, Jr. will head the National Security Agency (NSA), while Trokon Roberts will head the Executive Protection Service (EPS).President Weah has also appointed Archibald Bernard as Legal Advisor to the President; as well as CDC deputy secretary-general Janga Kowo, Comptroller General, Republic of Liberia; and CDC youth chairman Jefferson Koijee, Mayor, City of Monrovia.The full list of names also includes deputy and assistant ministers-designate as well as director-generals-designate, a number of who are being retained from the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration. Eddie Tawalie Assistant Minister-designate for Correction and Rehabilitation, is listed under Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, instead of Ministry of Justice, his actual assignment.Mannah also noted that the President, through these appointments, “is trying to demonstrate that he is dedicated to the empowerment of women and youth.”See full list of appointments below.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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SANTA’S LOST SIGNAL SEES HIM END UP IN WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL BAR!

first_imgWord has it that Santa Claus had an emergency stop in the Olde Glen Bar on Christmas eve.The wonderful Olde Glen Bar. No wonder Santa stopped off!A last that’s what a number of the patrons of the delightful pub have claimed.In fact, one has even penned a poem to recall the visit by the stranger who lost his phone signal close to Lough Salt. Here’s their efforts in all its glory. We love it!St Nick Stops in to GlenTwas the night before Christmas, and inside of Glen,We all gathered to share a drink, with family and friends, When all of a sudden, the door swung a jar,And a wee jolly buck, walked into the bar,He was all dressed in red, nearly as wide as the door,And had a lovely white beard that reached down to the floorHe looked a bit lost and spoke with a whisp, About a sled, and some elves, and a very long list,And of sweets, and bikes, and a load full of toys,To deliver across Glen, to all the good girls and boys“All was going well, up to the last address, and then the battery died on my GPS,I cant ring home, it’s 3mobiles bloody fault,I lost my damn signal coming over Lough Salt”Mary spoke up and told him not to worry,“Sit and have a drink, sure what is the hurry,Ashleen, get this man a Brandy and Port,And the rest of us will give him logistical support”After a few drinks, he was back on his way,But we made sure an elf took the reigns of the sleigh(Tis always good idea to bring a DD, or ask the bar to sort out a taxi)All over Glen, down came the snow,As we gathered outside to see the last show,With a clatter and batter and whistle and kick,Up rose the sled, the elves and St.NickAnd we heard him call out, as he flew out of sight,“Merry Christmas to All, And to All a Good Night!!”SANTA’S LOST SIGNAL SEES HIM END UP IN WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL BAR! was last modified: December 26th, 2014 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:CHristmasdonegalOlde Glen BarSANTAlast_img read more

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Defence ministry dismisses claims that US is seeking bases

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The defence ministry has denied media reports that the United States has requested the use of military bases on Greek soil as part of a possible military intervention in Syria, the semiofficial ANA-MPA said on Tuesday. “Washington never submitted to the Ministry of National Defence, officially or unofficially, any such request for Greek assistance,” ANA quoted the anonymous source as saying. The denial follows reports in Kathimerini late on Monday that the US had asked Athens, a Nato ally, to provide permission for US military ships and aircraft to pass through Greek territory as well as use of the Souda Bay and Kalamata military bases. However, commentators point out that the defence ministry denial does not rule out that an approach could have been made through Nato channels. The defence ministry denial was the fourth ANA wire on the situation on Tuesday, amid confusion as to whether the ministry or government in general had dismissed the claims. The first one, issued around 11am, said the defence ministry dismissed the claims. That was followed by a second wire, at around 11.30am, that said the denial was in the name of the government, removing any mention of the defence ministry. Then, at 11.45, a third wire was published, removing the anonymous quotation from the dNo efence ministry source. Finally, at noon, a fourth – and final – wire was published, stating that the only valid statement was the one from the anonymous defence ministry source. Venizelos: Geneva II option must be kept open Meanwhile, the foreign ministry on Tuesday announced that Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos will meet the British ambassador, John Kittmer, at the ministry at 1pm today. Speaking to journalists on Tuesday, Venizelos, while emphatically condemning the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria, said that all political avenues should be exhausted in relation to Syria. He said that he had spoken to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and his French counterpart.“We want to unequivocally condemn the use of chemical weapons, which is a heinous crime, affects every humanitarian ideal and offends international law. This reaction must be pure and absolute,” Venizelos said. He said all political possibilities to solve the problem must be kept open, including the one to hold the so-called Geneva II peace conference for the Middle East, “through which a final and lasting solution can be given to the problem of Syria, which is a crucial country in the region”. “We are preparing in every way and we are in contact with all European and other countries, because we have very close cooperation with the countries of the Arab world.” Source: EnetEnglishlast_img read more