Legislature Supports ‘Change’ of Inaugural Venue

first_imgBecause the Capitol Building, which is undergoing renovation, is by law the venue for the presidential inauguration ceremony, the legislature was forced to legalize SKD Sports Complex as the venue for this historic instance.– Adopts, Signs ResolutionAmid controversy about what critics claim is ‘undoing history and tradition’ regarding the holding of a presidential inauguration outside of Monrovia – the seat of Government – the House of Representatives and the Senate have adopted and signed a Joint Resolution to change the venue and city of the 2018 Inauguration from the Capitol Building in Monrovia to the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, outside of Monrovia.Members of the both Houses adopted and affixed their signatures to the Joint Resolution on Friday, January 19, during the 1st Day Special Sitting of the 1st Session, for the inauguration of the 24th President-elect and Vice President-elect to be held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex today, Monday, January 22, 2018.Partial view of the Capitol annex, soon to be completed.The resolution is styled: “A Joint Resolution LEG-001/2018 Adopted by the Senate and the Honorable House of Representatives in the 1st Regular Session of the 54th Legislature of the Republic of Liberia for the Holding of the Inauguration of the 24th President-elect and Vice President-elect of the Republic of Liberia to be held at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in the City of Paynesville, Montserrado County, Republic of Liberia on January 22, 2018.”The resolution was aimed at legitimizing the SKD instead of the Capitol Building, because of ongoing construction of the two annexes of the Capitol Building, put at a cost of US$23 million, by the People’s Republic China (PRC).It has been reported that during the sitting of the 52nd Legislature, the law was amended to have the grounds of the Capitol Building – the Seat of the Legislature – be used as the inauguration venue.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Crime scene tape up in several areas of Taylor

first_imgThe Fort St. John RCMP have several areas of Taylor blocked off.  Police have blocked off the entrance to the Taylor recreation complex and part of 97 street near the golf course.RCMP on scene won’t provide a comment, but a white pick-up truck is being guarded by the RCMP on 97 street.  The RCMP also have the entrance to the Taylor Hall taped off as well as part of the road that leads to the stock car track.At this time we have not been able to confirm what happened and will update this story as information becomes available.  RCMP at the detachment have stated a press release is forthcoming.- Advertisement -If you have any information to share, email news@moosefm.calast_img read more

Rolling Stones to tour Latin America

first_imgNEW YORK — The Rolling Stones, who in their fifth decade remain some of the top earners in the live music business, announced a 2016 tour of Latin America on Thursday. Members of the legendary band are all in their 70s but have kept up an active touring schedule and keep fetching some of the industry’s highest ticket prices.The Rolling Stones’ last tour was a 15-date swing through North America earlier this year, which grossed more than $100 million according to an estimate by industry journal Billboard.“People said 30 years ago, ‘Yeah, this will be your last tour.’ An old expression now — it’s like, okay, we don’t believe we’ll ever stop,” a band member, who was not identified but sounded like drummer Charlie Watts, said on the video.The Stones have not released an album of new material since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang,” which was accompanied by the second highest-grossing tour in history at more than $600 million, topped only by U2.But Richards, who earlier this year released solo work, recently said that the Stones would return to the studio after the Latin America tour to record a new album. Related posts:Kevin Johansen and The Nada to join illustrator Liniers in live art-music show in Escazú Jazz Café to host first annual Costa Rican Women in Music Festival Selena died 20 years ago – why we’re still talking about her The legendary Will Smith returns to rap with Colombia’s Bomba Estereo Facebook Comments The English rockers, who last played Latin America in 2006, will start the tour Feb. 3 at the National Stadium in Chile.“The audiences in Latin America are some of the best there (are). The atmosphere is electric,” guitarist Keith Richards said in a promotional video.The tour will mark the first time that Mick Jagger’s band performs in Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, despite decades of globetrotting.The Stones will also play four dates in Brazil, three concerts in Argentina and close the tour on March 14 in Mexico City.Watch the Stones’ promo video announcing the tour:last_img read more