The new LTAA leadership and some board membersThe newly-elected corps of officers of Liberian Travel Agency Association (LTAA) have been inducted into office, to steer the affairs of the Association for the constituted time frame of two years. They are to also ensure that local travel agencies take over the sector in the coming years.This dream, according to the Association’s new leadership, is to be engendered by government’s commitment to improve the sector.The induction ceremony was held recently in Monrovia where Minister of Information Lenn Eugene Nagbe served both as guest speaker and induction officer.The LTAA is being led by a travel and tourism expert, Alpha Tah, who is referred to by colleagues as a ‘visionary,’ that will ensure Liberians become a dominant force in the sector.Alpha Tah said in her inaugural speech: “I am indeed glad for the privilege and the God-given opportunity accorded me to serve as president of LTAA. It is noteworthy to acknowledge the dispensation that such a vivacious responsibility has come to us not by accident, but an imposition to do our part in the Liberian travel industry and the world at large.”Min. Nagbe administers oath of office to members of LTAA new leadershipThough a huge task to shoulder, Ms. Tah believes that the travel and tourism industry is “whence we have our strength and fortitude to keep to its decency.”Liberia is at a crossroad, with the peril and challenges of daunting poverty, unemployment and lack of opportunities, and Ms. Tah asked, “Do we sit idle and get overwhelmed in these entanglements? A big no! Because we all know that an idle man is the devil’s workshop and an idle hand is the devil’s tool.”It is therefore the responsibility of members of the Association, especially its leadership, “to play a part and help change the story of our people from despair to hope.”However, she later realized that her dream was farfetched, beyond the pageantry of traveling and knowing the world. “It became about service to people by imparting their lives.”LTAA’s president Tah delivers her inaugural address“For us at the Liberia Travel Agency Association, the industry and its many filaments are our passion and the pinnacle of our dreams to success. We must live it and protect it,” Tah said.Minister Nagbe said one major problem that the sector’s stakeholders are confronted with is separating the regulatory and policy arms of the industry.The lack of a program to redevelop the sector has been one of the major challenges—even those rudimentary things that would ensure international best practices are major obstacles, Nagbe said.The ceremony was graced by the presence of major stakeholders.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
McKinleyville >> As much as basketball is a game of runs, if you dig yourself too deep of a hole early on it’s simply impossible to fully recover.No need to look further than the new-look Arcata High boys basketball team’s season opener on Thursday night.Arcata, with only one senior on its roster this season, struggled mightily offensively out of the gate, as Windsor built an early double-digit lead and went on to claim a 61-30 win over the Tigers in the opening round of the 32nd annual …
The National Institute of Technology in Kurukshetra has warned its students against gate crashing weddings near its premises. “It has been reported that some of the students have been going to attend weddings in the city without having invitation. This is not only unethical and immoral but also uncalled for,” a letter sent to hostel inmates by the Chief Warden said. ComplaintsSources in the institute said that off late there have been complaints that students have been gate crashing weddings to skip meals in the mess which is why this directive was issued. The letter directed students to desist from indulging in such type of “uncivilised activities” which also brings a bad name to the institution.Disciplinary action The letter warned students of disciplinary action if they are found doing so. “Disciplinary action as per institute rules will be taken against the students if they are found indulging in such an activity, the letter said.
Pakistan Army is under the scanner for alleged terror links once again. Brigadier Ali Khan, a serving Pakistan army officer, has been arrested by army officials for suspected links with a banned terror group. Reports say authorities detained Brigadier Khan for ties with defunct terror group Hizbul Tehrir. The report of the brigadier’s detention was confirmed by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Pakistani media has reported. The senior army officer Brigadier Ali Khan was posted at the GHQ.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.