The Jamaica Urban Transit Company will be transporting commuters from Half-Way-Tree and downtown Kingston to the venue in Trench Town. The honourees include late singer Dennis Brown and the Mighty Diamonds group. The Tuff Gong team reads: Jah Mikes, Byron Earle, Everton White, Lucien Anderson, Denton Sheddon, Clive Smith, Damion Gordon, Eldorado Mullings, Cornel Chin-Sue, Kevin Wilson, Adrian Pitter, Bunny Scott, Tajahe Dixon, Roger Asphall, Danielle Riley, David Shirley, Audley Boyd, Ali Cole, Hugh Blair, and Emanuel. Masters and Celebrities team: Ian Wilkinson, Kirk Williams, Kasai Hinds, David Laylor, Rudolph Speid, Ralston Hyman, Carlo Redwood, Stephen Miller, Tashana Bullock, Sherona Forrester, Jimmy Deer, Elvis Clarke, Lincoln Taffe, Raymond Smith, Rohan Rosseau, Hector Wright, Durrant Brown, Lance Whittaker, and Anthony Manderson. Entertainers and Celebrities team: I-Octane, Aidonia, Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gardner, Agent Sasco, Nesbeth, Wickerman, Nomadz, Charlie, Iba Mahr, Jessie Royal, Tony Curtis, Lukie D, Wayne Marshall, Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore, Oneil ‘Bigga’ Smith, Shavar Thomas, Sadiki Bolt, Andrew Tosh, and Blue Smith. Referees squad: Relanza Bennett, Raymond Bogle, Leon Brown, Alan Carter, Samuel Christie, Oneal Clayton, Jermaine Douglas, Odette Hamilton, Jayson Jackson, Khnordo Johnson, Jassette Kerr, Phillip McCarthy, Dwayne McGregor, Omar Mills, Kevin Morrison, Oshane Nation, Carcell Stewart, Karl Tyrell, Oneil Watson, Leroy Miller, Stephanie Yeesing, and Jermaine Yeesing. Honourees include The annual Bob Marley One Love Fun Day and football matches will see two matches, with former national stars, celebrities, and referees playing to raise money for basic schools. The games will see a Tuff Gong Invitational against Masters and Celebrities, starting at 4 p.m. today to be followed by an Entertainers-Celebrities vs Referees contest at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex. The winners of each game will receive trophies. Clive ‘Busy’ Campbell, chief organiser of the annual event named after late great singer Robert ‘Bob’ Marley, said that proceeds would go towards basic schools. “We have always helped with the development of education, so this year, we will be assisting Lyndhurst Methodist, Jones Town, and Ferry Basic schools. We always try to support the development of Basic schools in the communities,” Campbell told The Gleaner. “We try to foster a good relationship within the communities. I am asking for persons to come out and contribute,” he said.
The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) wants dissolved the Fonati Koffa led Presidential Task Force set up by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to probe the damning Global Witness Report linking some former and current officials of the Liberian government to bribery.In a press release issued yesterday, May 23, ALJA said it wants the task force disbanded because its chairman, Counselor Koffa, lacks the integrity to head such an important investigation.“Because of Cllr. Koffa’s past criminal history in the United States, he is not credible to handle such a high profile case,” ALJA said in a release signed by its president, Moses Sandy. ALJA said Cllr. Koffa, who now serves in the Sirleaf government as Minister of State without Portfolio, is unfit to lead the investigation because he is a convicted felon who in 2006 pled guilty to four federal charges in the United States in relation to his suspected embezzlement ofUS$500,000.He is reported to have duped several of his clients in North Carolina while providing legal services to them as a private attorney. “He was convicted, fined US$250,000 and sentenced to jail for more than two years. He is barred from practicing law in the United States,” ALJA said in the press release.ALJA has meanwhile welcomed the action taken by the Liberian government to bring to justice Counselor Varney Sherman, House Speaker Alex Tyler and the others, who allegedly connived with Sable Mining to engage in economic crimes against Liberia. However, the association is proposing that the investigation be turned over to the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the Ministry of Justice for speedy prosecution.ALJA said the LACC and the Justice Ministry have the statutory authority to resolve such a matter and also called on Cllr. Sherman, Speaker Tyler, the UK based Sable Mining and Global Witness and all parties associated with the case to cooperate fully with the Liberian Government in getting to the core of the matter. The London based watchdog, Global Witness, in a report titled, The Deceivers, released a week ago, alleged that the British company, Sable Mining, in collusion with the chairman of the ruling Unity Party(UP), Cllr. Sherman, in 2010, dished out more than US$950,000 to several top government officials of the Johnson Sirleaf administration to make alterations in Liberia’s mining laws with the sole purpose of giving the company undue influence in securing concession rights to Liberia’s Wologizi Mountain.Cllr. Sherman, the report alleged, told Sable Mining that in order to get the contract the company must first offer bribes to senior officials to change Liberia’s concession laws. However, Cllr. Sherman has denied the allegation and has also refused to submit himself to any probe by the task force established by the government.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)