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

Fort St. John Terry Fox Run raises over $1,500 for cancer research

first_imgThis year’s run had 61 runners and raised $1,555, which was a large jump from last year’s turnout of 22 participants and $278 dollars raised. The Fort St. John run featured a ten, five, two, and one kilometre distance. Organizer Ken Lane said it’s great to see the run and Fox’s legacy stretch beyond Canadian boarders.“It’s worldwide now. It’s gone beyond Canada and they’ve raised millions towards cancer research. Obviously they’ve helped millions of people now,” he stated.One runner taking part was Jo-Anne Carter. She was taking part in her first Fort St. John run after attending runs in Prince George since their inception.- Advertisement -“You have to take part; you have to help out. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a ten dollar or five dollar donation or coming out and taking part even if you don’t have the money to make a donation. Be part of it. It’s an incredibly needed thing. As much research as we need for cancer, it will eventually finish it,” she said.She continued by saying like many others she was running in support of people she knows who are battling cancer or have succumbed to the illness.“There’s not a person here or anywhere that hasn’t been touched by it in some way, so come out and take part. Everybody recognizes and takes part in what’s important to them. I’ve had cancer effect me. Friends, family, and our dog died of cancer. Maybe not as important to some people but it’s important to me. You have to focus on what’s important to you,” Carter explained.Advertisementlast_img read more