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Commerce Ministry Embarks on Commodities Inspection Tomorrow

first_imgThe Minister of Commerce and Industry, Axel Addy has disclosed that the ministry is scheduled to embark on a vigorous inspection of commodities prices on the Liberian market beginning Wednesday, September 3, 2015.Minister Addy said government has reduced prices in order to make goods affordable for consumers on the market. Briefing journalists last week in Monrovia, the Commerce Minister said the prices for commodities on the market including gasoline and diesel have dropped, so it is mandated that commercial drivers reduce fares.According to the Commerce boss, from Red Light to the commercial district of Paynesville to New Georgia Junction along Somalia Drive is L$25 in taxi cab, while bus is L$15. He further said that a 25 kilogram bag of rice previously sold at retail price between US$17 to 18 is now being sold for US$15.He maintained that Liberia has one of the lowest gas prices among the Mano River Union Countries (which also include Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast). “If someone is caught violating the commerce law, that person will be fined and if the person refuses to pay the fine, the business will shut down.”At the same time, the minister has called for the registration of small and large businesses in the country, noting that the process was moving too slowly but today it is moving smoothly.“We will also embark on the inspection of businesses for registration,” he added.Minister Addy said the ministry lacks adequate resources to deploy inspectors throughout the country, but with assistance of retailers, violators will be tracked down. The Commerce Minister has called on Liberians to be vigilant and beware of people impersonating as inspectors from the ministry.In a related development, Minister Addy has extolled the government of Liberia for the success of the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) visit in Liberia.He indicated that a recent visit of WTO officials to Liberia sets the stage for the holding of a critical one slated for October, in Geneva, Switzerland.Minister Addy praised the media, business partners and citizens for their constructive engagement with ministry which, he said, has helped it to improve on the quality of service with the requisite mechanisms put in place.He added that engagements will provide innovations that contribute to the success and realization of many aspirations that will improve the business climate for all citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal students plan to Beg, Borrow and Steal in race to Rome

first_imgTwo teams of Donegal students from Dublin City University are taking on a cross-country challenge for charity this February.The Beg Borrow Steal fundraiser involves 200 DCU students in teams of two racing across Europe to reach Rome. They are expected to get there with no money whatsoever.The students must rely on the kindness of strangers and transport services to make their way to Italy. They also have to stop at two surprise checkpoints along the way. The checkpoints will not be revealed to them until they leave Dublin on February 2nd. Contestants gather sponsorship before and during their trips to raise money for the for the Irish Cancer Society in association with Movember, last year reaching a grand total of €50,000. This year it is hoped the fundraising target will be even bigger.Conor Mallon and Paul JohnstonConor Mallon and Paul Johnston are two first year students from Kilmacrennan and Ramelton. Their team, ‘Two Boys Roman’ has raised more that €270 so far and are asking for more donations from the local community here in Donegal for the Movember foundation. Follow their Facebook updates over the weekend here.The boys would appreciate any sponsorship they might receive from local businesses to help make the victors of this event a Donegal team!Sarah O’Dwyer and Niamh O’SheaAlso from Donegal is Sarah O’Dwyer. The Buncrana native is a first year student studying Communications at DCU. Sarah has teamed up with her housemate, Niamh O’Shea from Cavan, and their team is called Penne-less Pals. They have raised €340 so far. Sarah and Niamh have already booked their flights home from Rome on February 7th – but how they’ll get there is a mystery to all! Sarah and Niamh are planning to rely on local support and connections to get them to Rome. You can follow their journey on the Penne-less Pals Facebook Page.Who would they do such a thing? Sarah and Niamh explained the motivation behind their challenge:“We are doing Beg Borrow Steal not just because it’s a challenge and we want to create amazing memories, but also because it’s in aid of a fantastic charity. Movember is, at its core, all about keeping men alive for longer. It encourages men to open up and talk about their health problems, be that physical or mental. We think the work Movember does is amazing and want to help out as much as possible!”This is set to be Europe’s biggest student adventure race so it’s something worth following, for the entertainment value alone! You can check out www.ie.movember.com to see the teams and donate, while over on social media you can tune into the action using the hashtag #BegBorrowStealDCU on February 2nd.Donegal students plan to Beg, Borrow and Steal in race to Rome was last modified: January 30th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beg borrow stealcharityDCUMovemberstudentslast_img read more

Nevada officials reach out to Dbacks on potential

first_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke From the moment U.S. Federal Judge Susan R. Nelson ordered an end to the NFL lockout, questions started to emerge. Are players now free agents? Can they all go back to work? What the hell is going on?ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack joined Sports 620 KTAR’s Gambo and Ash Monday to shed a little light on the situation.“It’s big, big news and there’s a lot more coming,” he said. “As of right now there is no more NFL lockout. If the players want to return to work tomorrow, today, they can. They have gone back to what was the previous collective bargaining agreement. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories last_img read more