Justice Minister, Chief Justice Meet Behind Closed Doors

first_imgOn Monday, January 20 Justice Minister and Attorney General, Cllr. Christiana P. Tah, held a closed-door discussion with the Full Bench of the Supreme Court of Liberia, a source in the Chief Justice office told the Observer.Cllr. Tah was accompanied to the meeting by her legal team, which included Cllr. Varney Sherman, the national chairman of the ruling Unity Party and Cllr. Frederick Cherue, Senior Senator of River Gee County.The outcome of the one-hour meeting between the Justices and the Minister was not disclosed.However, our source the meeting was intended to discuss Cllr. Tah’s petition (appeal) for re-argument against her six-month suspension by the Full Bench.A similar meeting, according to our source, was cancelled last Friday, because of the absence of some of the Justices.Our source, who is also a legal expert explained that a “Petition for Re-argument” can only be considered if one of the Justices was to approve of it.Interestingly, the meeting comes at the close of the October 2013 Term of Court.Cllr. Tah was suspended on Friday, January 10, from practicing law within Liberia for six (6) months by the Supreme Court.The action followed after she was held in contempt for  disrespecting the High Court,  by allowing FrontPage Africa’s managing editor, Rodney D. Sieh, ‘Compassionate Leave’ from prison to seek medical attention as prayed for by Mr. Sieh’s attorney, Cllr. Beyan D. Howard.Cllr. Howard was also declared barred, for three months, from practicing law.It can be recalled that a former Justice Minister during the late President Samuel K. Doe’s regime, the late Cllr. Jenkins Scott, was held in contempt by the Supreme Court.Cllr. Scott was later suspended for two (2) years from practicing law in the Court.That decision was quickly reversed by the Full Bench of the Supreme Court, after his petition for re-argument was accepted.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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35 Children Graduate in Arts and Craft

first_imgGraduating students pose for photos. 35 children who completed a two months community initiative in Sinkor have each graduated with a certificate from an arts and craft academy.Mr. Latty Zarwu, founder and CEO of the school, said he is thankful to God for giving him the strength to impart knowledge to young children in the country. Latty, who is known as DJ Warrior, said he is planning the coming months to launch the arts and craft program in every community, if and when he gets the necessary support.The one time LIB 24 Journalist and entertainment talk show host called on the government and other entities to see the need to support his organization so he can help address some of “the many, many problems that the country is faced with.”Graduating students displaying their skillLatty, who has worked with various schools in Liberia transferring artistic knowledge to young kids, said with the his experience and God-given innovative spirit, when given the opportunity he could make a great impact in the various communities of Liberia, like with what he did at B .W. Harris, More Than Me and the Mamba Point communities.DJ Warrior also praised the Alley Printing Press CEO, Mr. Henry Harris, for the high level of support he received from him during the two months intensive training. He concluded that if Liberians were to support his programs, he will make a great impact in Liberia.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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‘Lonely’ Bindra hopes for gold club company in Tokyo 2020

first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Aug 10 (PTI) In a “lonely” club for a decade now, India’s only individual Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra’s pragmatism mingled with optimism as he hoped that not one but a few more will crowd the place come Tokyo 2020. He has been hoping and will continue to remain hopeful, Bindra, who has grown 10 years older since scripting history on a balmy August evening at Beijing in 2008, told PTI in an interaction. “I am hoping for young Indian athletes to join me. I am quite positive and, as an athlete, I am conditioned to remain hopeful. Hopefully, we will have some Olympic champions in a couple of years,” Bindra said. The 35-year-old, who has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s prestigious Athletes’ Commission, was referring to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Bindra, who is now a businessman and runs the Abhinav Bindra High Performance Centre, looks back to his biggest moment with nostalgia. “Well obviously that was a wonderful moment of my life, dreamt about it for 15 years. I look back with a great sense of satisfaction and a sense nostalgia. “Hopefully, it inspires Indian athletes to win. My time is over and I hope the present generation of Indian athletes remain inspired and it propels them to glory,” Bindra said. Since retiring from shooting, Bindra has set up a never-seen-before High Performance Training centre in India for elite athletes that boasts of cutting edge equipments. It has immensely benefitted India’s athletes. “We have had a lot of young athletes coming over, it’s not just about training with young athletes. The idea is to build a knowledge-driven professional services environment that provides solutions, tight protocols and procedures facilitating peak performance.advertisement It is also about creating awareness and training in a more holistic manner. Asked about his appointed to the IOC’s elite commission, he said, “Well I have just been appointed a couple of days ago, and this something which I am looking forward to.” This is “more than a personal recognition” for Bindra, who was elected chairman of the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) Athletes Committee in 2014, becoming the first Indian to receive the honour. “I have been chair of the ISSF’s Athletes Commission so it’s more than personal recognition.” Speaking about the Indian sporting scene, he said, “Well I do see a lot happening in Indian sports, a lot of young athletes are coming through with systemic changes, we have a (sports) minister who is an athlete himself.” PTI AH PM PM PMlast_img read more

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