Tyler Extols Liberian Media

first_imgSpeaker J. Alex Tyler has commended the Liberia’s independent media for what he described as “the professional and splendid coverage of the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Election in the country.”At a reception marking the official opening of the 4th Session of the 53rd National Legislature yesterday at the Capitol Building in Monrovia, Speaker Tyler thanked the media for its “balanced, credible and on-the-spot reportage in the recently ended election nationwide.”“For the first time in my political life, I witnessed such keen and professional work done by the media. As watchdogs of our democracy, they help keep the process honest by being in every nook and cranny of the Republic during dark and difficult nights, making sure that only genuine results were communicated,” Speaker Tyler declared.The Bomi County Representative asserted, “Without smart-phones or laptops or other sophisticated gadgetry of the Western media and, without any immediate pecuniary dividends deriving to themselves, they labored in rain, in stress-and-strain and many other difficult conditions to ensure that only the truth, and nothing but the truth about the elections got out.”He pledged his unflinching support, with the assistance of his colleagues, to ensure that appropriate budgetary consideration be made to facilitate proper training for the media.According to him, the proposed training, if approved, will be conducted in collaboration with the National Elections Commission (NEC) with the intent to ensure a sustained, continued and robust reportage in the area of elections coverage.“Indeed, you are the watchdog of our democracy, the harbinger of the new Liberia and the heroes in the quest for honesty, integrity and fair play in electoral politics,” he declared.The Unity Party lawmaker praised members of the Electoral Body for conducting a peaceful and credible election across the nation, adding that their role played was vital.He then welcomed the 13 new senators-elect to the Capitol Building, noting; “Please remember your promises made to the people that were not made under threat or duress.”Speaker Tyler reminded his colleagues from the sister chamber about their duties which include, representation, supervision and crafting laws, as imperative and must be kept uppermost in their minds and actions at all times.“For those who lost or were not considered by the people this time, I say, take heart. Better days are yet to come; and I pray that you become a part of Liberia’s golden years, in public or private service, yet to come,” he asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SPORTING LEGENDS HELP RAPHOE STUDENTS GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD

first_imgSporting legends Shay Given and Martin O’Neill have sent a Donegal school messages of support in a project aimed at giving racism the boot.Busy students from 5th and 6th class in St Eunan’s National School in Raphoe are getting set to reveal a fantastic piece of art on Tuesday when they unveil their “Show Racism the Red Card” mosaic.The 6’x4’ artwork is based on a picture by 5th class student Gemma McGlynn, but the amazing project involved every class member The busy children scanned and enlarged Gemma’s picture and then sent out small cards asking people to support their campaign, which were then stuck back on the board to form the picture again.And all the students in the class wrote letters and were involved in putting the pieces back on the board as the picture came together again over the past few weeks.As well as sports stars and personalities, they also wrote to many more people including journalists, clergy and politicians and were delighted with the response.Among the replies received was a hand-written letter from Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill saying he was delighted to support them, while Shay Given also returned his signed card and sent the class posters and a dvd. Donegal stars Patrick McBrearty and Rory Kavanagh are also among the many who have signed while local clergy, sports club members and parents of the children have also added their names to the impressive artwork.The children are getting set to put the final pieces on the board today and tomorrow morning before the big reveal at 2pm in the school hall on Tuesday when everyone is welcome to come along.© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySPORTING LEGENDS HELP RAPHOE STUDENTS GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD was last modified: March 4th, 2012 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:RaphoeShow Racism the Red CardSt Eunan’s NAtional Schoollast_img read more