‘Liberians Must Support Bill for Dual Citizenship’

first_imgThe Liberian Advocacy for Change (LAC), made up of Liberian citizens residing in the United States, in an open letter to the Liberian public, has called on all Liberians to join them to plead with the Legislature to support a bill to grant them ‘dual citizenship.’In LAC’s appeal, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, the LAC said, “We are Liberians who have resided in the United States and many other countries around the world. During this period several countries due to humanitarian reasons agreed and came to our aid by resettling Liberians all over the world to rebuild their lives. “In keeping with the various policies of those countries, most Liberians obtained citizenship in those countries knowing this was an opportunity to better our lives, get quality education and skills needed to later return and contribute to the development of our devastated Nation.”The release, signed by Mr. Togba R. Croyee Porte for Liberian Advocacy for Change, said, “Our initiative is not affiliated with any political party, religion, tribal or ethnic organization. It is solely because we are Liberians who continue to support our friends and family in Liberia by sending millions of dollars every year by MoneyGram and Western Union.“Besides this financial contribution, we have the burning desire to help in any way we can to contribute to the development of our country. Our desire is not a new one as countries all around the world have passed laws for Dual Citizenship for their citizens where they have been displaced because of wars and other catastrophes such as Nigeria and Ghana. “This is the same provision that we are asking you to petition the Liberian Legislature to adopt. We want to help shape the present and the future of our country by opening businesses, bringing in organizations and friends we have made abroad who can help to make life for all Liberians better.”The release quoted the Liberian 1986 Constitution, which states in chapter 1, Article 2 that, “all persons who on the coming into force of this Constitution were lawfully citizens of Liberia shall continue to be Liberian citizens.”(a)The release concluded: “In view of the following constitutional provisions and all that we are doing to help our family and friends in Liberia we ask you to join your voices with our voices to support the bill in the Legislature that will make sure our rights as Liberians are protected.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgGaeil Fhánada GAA NotesLotto ResultsLast week’s lotto results No jackpot winner. Numbers selected were 04, 12, 17, 18, 19. €100 winner Seamus Dorrian Ross €50 Bridie Reilly.  Next week’s jackpot €3,500. Come on people support your club and be in with a chance of winning !Gaeil Fhánada Seniors and Reserves play at home to Bundoran this weekend. Time and Day to be confirmed.All you who travelled to Croke Park in numbers please come and support your local Club!Minor Ladies Training Training for the above team will start on Wednesday (Sept 3rd) at 7pm in Portsalon. It is important that all those minors wishing to play this season attend this first training session.DONEGAL LGFA NEWS: U13 GIRLS LEAGUE UNDER WAY, please check our Facebook page for more details.Comhghairdeas mór Dún nan Gall!!Foireann Sinsir agus Soisir Dún nan Gall win All Ireland Semi-final after being classed as underdogs..Thousands of Outnumbered Donegal fans on Sunday played a part in History making. Donegal Minor and Senior teams reached the All Ireland Football Finals for the first time in the county’s history. Despite being the underdog in both games Donegal teams came from behind to show real character and claim a place in the All Ireland Minor and Senior Football finals. Donegal Managers Declan Bonner (Minor) Jim McGuinness (Senior) last Sunday have brought Donegal football to new heights. Now a date with Kerry on Sept 21st in Croke Park awaits. Tír Conaill abú!! Gaeil Fhánada Ticketing arrangements for the All Ireland FinalFanad Gaels will be issued with tickets for the All Ireland final based on the number of adult members registered with our club, therefore we will only be in a position to issue tickets to club members.Adult members may apply in writing only, for ONE ticket for the All Ireland Final. Tickets will only be available to members who have their membership fully paid.Letters of application can be posted, or hand delivered, no later than September 10th, 2014 to: Fiona Shiels, Runaí Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G., Fanavolty, Kindrum, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Applications CANNOT be accepted via e-mail, text or telephone for this game.A number of tickets will be made available to draw for juvenile members.Parents may apply in writing giving permission to their child to attend the game if they so wish, however all tickets are full price for this game, with no concession and only a small number of underage members will be successful.We are sorry for many Donegal fans who we cannot accommodate on this occasion, but we are only in a position to look after our members.Tickets are on sale for County Team Fund Draw, some great prizes including All Ireland Final tickets. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10.Gaeil Fhánada CLG would like to wish Liam Boyle all the very best as he is being ordained this Sunday at 3p.m. God bless you Liam.Gaeil Fhánada 100 Club DrawGaeil Fhánada Club ticket draw will take place at end of September, there are still a few tickets left.Anyone interested please contact any committee member.Date for your diary 18th October 2014A night with a difference, Crazy Vegas Fun Casino Night, sounds flash but it’s really just a great night’s craic for all the family, more details later.Anyone interested in getting involved in Strictly Come Jiving please text me asap 086 8744405.GAEIL FHÁNADA FACE BUNDORAN IN CRUCIAL LEAGUE CLASH THIS WEEKEND was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more