Interim Body Must Now Run Liberia Basketball Association

first_imgOutgoing president of Mighty Barrole, Eugene NagbeLife is dynamic and when one opportunity is missed another is open and when that happens it must be used to benefit what should have been to build consensus and set matters straight.That is the situation facing the current leadership of the Liberia Basketball Association and stakeholders who are known as the aggrieved. The tussle over the leadership has reached the corridors of the Civil Law Court and every sensible person knows that it will be a long journey.Ok the two groups must now have their day in court and the issue now is this: while they are hammering each other in the court of law, and since the two groups are contesting for many reasons necessary to move basketball forward which is their right to do so, their actions should not prevent the progress of basketball.In simple arithmetic what the Ministry of Youth & Sports and the Liberia National Olympic Committee ought to be thinking about doing and must think about doing is to encourage the formation of an interim administration to get the players and the clubs playing again.It is not in good taste for the game to be held to ransom while the crisis is yet to be settled. Basketball players or the game itself has faced considerable difficulties before, during and after the Ebola crisis.The Ministry of Youth & Sports, I understand is party to the current legal crisis and therefore it will make sense to even leave the ministry out. And if that is the case then the onus is on the LNOC to assemble the rest of the presidents and their clubs put into place an administration to handle the affairs of basketball.It has been stated by some wise men that a nation whose leaders are without vision results to the suffering of the people. The LNOC must urgently call an emergency meeting with the intent to organize an interim administration to supervise the smooth running of the game.While we are all in sympathy with the reasons that Rufus Anderson’s administration and the stakeholders have decided to use legal means to get things straitening up, the game must go on. Yes, let’s play ball.This suggestion comes since the recent injunction is mainly on the forthcoming elections and congress of the LBA leadership and not about the game itself.And while awaiting the outcome of the court proceedings, basketball could move forward, get many of our players, both males and females into action and help the fans back on the court.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIn the long heave that trails the silenceWith those tensions mounting so higherBewildered eyes so keen on the dramasAs the sharp ears heed all voices unknownSans those melodies to make misery feltHe who preserves his mouth prevailsFor a single moment of despair strikesAll things pleasant now at a standstillDeserting the prize that was once cherishedIn the long course a new stance to craftFor the everlasting plans we dream ofVision we have of greater times impendingThe glories that will savor like winesThe skies will feel like there’s no more limitsFor success forever will spring headlongSoundless slumbers as the hard work pays offReaching for the paramount of prosperityFor the glories that was forever presentShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Banks DIH honours long-serving employees

first_imgBanks DIH Limited has honoured 19 employees in recognition of their 20 years of service to the company. This was done at the Annual 20-Year-Club Luncheon held on Friday at Thirst Park.Banks Chairman/Managing Director Clifford Reis presented the recipients with gold pins that have the company’s emblem.The event’s feature address was delivered by Business Development Executive Ramesh Dookhoo, who remarked that the inductees should value their contributionThe new members of the 20-Year-Club pose with Chairman/Managing Director Clifford Reis, and Co-Managing Director/Marketing Director George McDonaldto the company by sharing the culture of hard work, dedication, creativity, respect, good employment conditions and charity.He paid special tribute to Reis and Executive Directors George McDonald, Michael Pereira, Andrew Carto and Shabir Hussein for their continued stewardship of the company.Over 200 employees who are members of the 20-Year-Club attended the Luncheon.The 19 employees honoured are: Anand Charran (Accounts), Dexter Mayers (Beverage Warehouse), Colvon Sam, Michael Murray, Rawle Williams (Soft Drink Plant), Quincy Thomas, Neil Parris (Materials Handling), Patricia Blackman (Main Street Qik Serv), Francine De Abreu (Linden Indoor), Persaud Ramdhanie (Vehicle Workshop), Germine McKoy, Garth Ralph (General Workshop), Henry Merchant (Trisco Administration), Bernard Johnson (OMG), Romesh Persaud (Liquor Sales/Beverage Supervision), Maurice Payne, Godfrey Searles (Tropical Mist Plant), Stephen Gulliver (Beer Bottling Plant and Julian Jordan (Bakery).last_img read more

Wounding charge lands man in prison

first_imgEmmol Fox, of Lot 94 Regent and King Streets, Georgetown, was remanded to prison on Wednesday after he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for wounding.The 46-year-old man denied the charge when it was read to him by Magistrate Faith McGusty. The charge stated that on May 21 at King Street, Georgetown, he inflicted grievous bodily harm on Ithacan Santool.The prosecution’s case stated that on May 21 the Virtual Complainant (VC) was on King Street shopping when he was attacked by Fox, who dealt him several chops about his body and face with a cutlass.In court on Wednesday, Fox was represented by Attorney-at-Law Ronald Daniels, who informed the court in a bail application that his client has mental health issues, and he was expected to seek medical attention at a psychiatric ward. Bail was nevertheless refused after a video was provided by the VC to the court, showing the attack. Fox will return to court on June 19, 2019.last_img read more

UPDATED: Prince George RCMP looking for man after violent attack

first_imgUPDATE: Kyle Garnot has turned himself into police.PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Police are looking for help from the public in locating a man who was involved in a violent attack that ended up sending one man to hospital with stab wounds earlier this month.On Thursday September 1st, at around 7:00 pm, Prince George RCMP found a man in distress near the corner of Victoria Street and 9th Avenue. Officers that attended believed the man had been stabbed and began first aid.- Advertisement -The BC Ambulance Service and Prince George Fire Rescue were called to the scene. The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for life-threatening injuries. Police say he is expected to survive.Prince George RCMP are now looking for a suspect believed to be involved with the attack. A Criminal Code charge of aggravated assault has been approved by Provincial Crown Counsel and a warrant has been issued for 22 year old Kyle Anthony Garnot of Prince George.GARNOT is described as:Advertisement First Nations male191 cm (6’3″)136 kg (300 lbs)Brown eyesBlack hairIf you have any information about Kyle Anthony Garnot or his whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at1(800)222-8477.last_img read more