Grand Bassa County Senator, Jonathan Kaipay has stressed the need for political stability in order to maintain growth in Liberia.Kaipay made the statement recently in Gbarnga, Bong County when he gave the address at a kindergarten graduation program of the Saye-wheh Town Public School.Liberians should take the upcoming October elections seriously to continue to enjoy peace in the country, said Kaipay. Stability is a hall mark for the attraction of investors and a growing a stronger economy which will provide more jobs and other opportunities for the country and its people, he said, adding, “If we must enjoy corporate benefits, we have to keep this country peaceful and stable.”Sen. Kaipay called on political party representatives and other stakeholders to debate political issues void of mudslinging and anything that will result to violence.The primary message throughout the campaign, he said, should be peace and stability. “We must argue, we must debate, but it should not result into violence because we need to keep the peace we now enjoy,” Kaipay added.The graduation program was attended by students, parents and executives of NMG Gold Mining Company operating in that part of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement – Senator Kaipay: “If we must enjoy corporate benefits, we have to keep this country peaceful and stable.”
The Christian Leadership Training Institute (CLTI) last Saturday performed an elaborate ground- breaking ceremony for the construction of a modern school costing more than US$300,000, in Ganta City, Nimba County.The school, when completed, will be named “College Preparatory School” and will prepare high school students, especially those in Grade 12, for college education.CLTI president, Dr. Sei Bour, said the idea is to construct the campus for the training of church leaders.According to Dr. Bour, while in the United States, he received letters from elders of the Liberia Inland Church to come home and contribute to the society, especially in the area of education, to prepare the young ones for college.That request, he said, “continues to ring a bell in my ear; and it was based on that call that I decided to break ground to construct a training center for those desirous of becoming future leaders.”Dr. Bour said his first contribution was to establish the LICC, which began academic activities in Ganta in 2009 and is now offering first degrees in basic academic disciplines.According to him, the idea of building the College Preparatory School was born in 2015, when a large number of high school students failed the national exam administered by West African Examination Council.It started as a study class for 12th graders in Ganta, but made a great impact in 2016/2017 on the performance of students who were privileged to have been part of the study class.Bour said the study class program, which was hosted at the campus of the Methodist School, became vibrant to such an extent that the campus could no longer host a huge influx of 12th graders who attended the program.“Looking at the needs of the students, we decided to lobby with our friends and partners in the United States so we could build a campus to host a huge number of the students, including some of the 9th graders,” he said.The school will be built on seven acres of land, situated around the LPRC Community, near the LOIC Site east of Ganta.The ground-breaking ceremony was attended by several prominent Nimbaians, including Reverend Laiah Zayour, president of Liberia United Liberia Inland Church, Ganta City Mayor Amos N. G. Suah, Dr. James Kermue, LICC’s president, and Jay Skinner, CLTI US representative.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…as 8 schools participate in friendly performanceEight schools from across Guyana on Sunday participated in a friendly steel band presentation called “AMITY” at the Botanical Gardens, Georgetown.A section of the students who participated in the friendly steel band presentation called “AMITY” at the Botanical Gardens, GeorgetownThe mini concert brought the curtains down on Education Month 2018. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Administrator Lorraine Barker-King in her opening remarks expressed that the event was held to focus particularly on the art form, since the Ministry was a strong advocate for arts in schools. To compound this, she noted that Guyana was the only Caribbean territory that has a unit specific for the arts in the Education Ministry. The unit of allied arts was awarded by the Guyana Cultural Association of New York for its highly commendable work as an educational enabler in expanding expressive arts in the Guyana school system. This event was held under the theme, “Education for a good life through innovation and STEAMS”.The Dolphin Secondary, West Demerara Secondary, North Georgetown Primary, Lodge Secondary, St Rose’s High, The Bishops’ High School, President’s College and GBTI Buxton Steel Orchestra brought the Botanical Gardens alive with sweet music.“AMITY” was designed to create a common platform for exhibiting the skills of students in the art form of steel pan. It endeavours to promote an atmosphere of friendship, love, peace, and tolerance among Guyanese. The programme aims to promote the expressive arts of dance, drama, music, visual arts and physical education in schools.
The Canadian Avalanche Centre says highmarking, while snowmobiling is dangerous given the current conditions. Highmarking is described as the challenge of riding a snowmachine as high as possible on the side of a steep, snow-filled mountain is great fun that requires skill. Anna Brown a forecaster with the Canadian Avalanche Centre this is dangerous with the current conditions[asset|aid=813|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20090118T1533.mp3]- Advertisement – The RCMP have said the latest avalanche death was caused when a snowmobiler was highmarking on Babcock Mountain near Tumbler Ridge. The snowmobiler triggered the avalanche at approximately 2:30pm Saturday. Anna also says the current dangerous avalanche conditions in our area may stick around until the end of the snowmobiling season[asset|aid=814|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20090118T1535.mp3] For current avalanche conditions visit www.avalanche.ca
VANCOUVER — Mill cutbacks in British Columbia are still happening, but West Fraser Timber Co Ltd. said Friday that the worst of the pullback is behind it.The company, like many in B.C.’s lumber industry, has cut back and closed mills in recent months in response to limited log supplies and a plunge in lumber prices from record highs last year.Canfor, for example, announced late Thursday it was indefinitely suspending operations at its Mackenzie sawmill and permanently cutting a shift at its Isle Pierre mill to reduce output- Advertisement -For its part, West Fraser CEO Ray Ferris said the company’s already announced cuts should put it on a more stable footing in the province going forward.“From a strategic standpoint, much of our heavy lifting in British Columbia is now behind us,” Ferris told a conference call Friday to discuss the company’s latest financial results.West Fraser announced plans late last year to cut shifts at its mills in Quesnel, Fraser Lake, and in the last quarter announced it would also cut a shift at 100 Mile House and close its mill in Chasm in response to the squeeze on margins. The permanent reductions totalled about 614 million board feet.Advertisement “These permanent reductions, coupled with the impact of the temporary curtailments in the first half of 2019 by approximately 250 million board feet, have been disruptive, costly, and extremely difficult for our employees, our log contractors, our suppliers and our communities,” said Ferris, who stepped into the chief executive role July 1.The shift in fortunes compared with last year were clear in West Fraser’s results, which showed it lost $17 million, or 25 cents per share for the quarter ending June 30, compared with earnings $397 million or $5.19 a share last year.The results were also well below analyst expectations of adjusted earnings of nine cents per share according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.RBC Capital Markets analyst Paul Quinn, characterizing the second quarter as a “ferris wheel of issues, said lumber earnings were below his expectations, made worse by worse-than-expected export duties of $51 million.Advertisement While there is no quick recovery expected in B.C., West Fraser said its fortunes are looking brighter in the U.S. south that it started expanding into 15 years ago in the height of B.C.’s mountain pine beetle outbreak. The region now accounts for over 70 per cent of its lumber production.“Going forward, we expect a less disruptive half across many of our businesses, particularly in the U.S. south,” said Ferris.