LINCSA chairman, Marvin Momboe Sarkor-Says National Commission on Small Arms ChairmanBy Charlotte Kruah, Student, UL Mass Communication Department The chairman of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LINCSA), Marvin Momboe Sarkor, has assured Liberians that the country’s borders will not be used for illegal trafficking of illicit arms and light weapons.According to him, Liberians have no reason to fear as the Commission is working with international partners, including Great Britain, USA, ECOWAS and many others to ensure that they help formulate policies and appropriate programs aimed at combating the proliferation of small arms and light weapons across the country.Chairman Sarkor explained that the Commission has set up a national control system which is intended to ensure that weapons brought in Liberia are not diverted to other countries for the use of arms conflict.He said LiNCSA and partners are working to help make their respective countries and people live peacefully, void of armed conflict.Sarkor said small arms and light weapons have a negative impact on society, especially reflecting on Liberia’s dark past and, as such, he called on civilians who are in possession of illegal weapons to peacefully turn it over to the Liberia National Police.He said the constant wave of illegal small arms by unauthorized persons is embarrassing for the security of the state because they are putting in place practical measures to help combat the flow of illicit small arms and light weapons in Liberia.Under the laws of Liberia only security institutions and personnel to include the Liberia National Police (LNP) the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), the Executive Protective Service (EPS) and other personnel assigned with the President of Liberia, among others, are allowed to carry arms.However, civilians are to use single barrel guns and for exclusively hunting purposes, he indicated.Sarkor said Liberia is a signatory to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), an international governing body charged with the responsibility of controlling arms, especially conventional arms.Sarkor represented Liberia a week ago in Equatorial Guinea on the ban of fossil materials to produce nuclear weapons and explosives, though Liberia does not have uranium.This article is published as an assignment from the UL Mass Communication Department.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Tracy has an escape clause in his current two-year deal that must be exercised within the first eight days of the end of the Dodgers’ season, which is today. But DePodesta, who is leaving town on Wednesday to attend his sister’s wedding in Italy and won’t return until next Monday, has said he would like to have the matter resolved by early this week. Tracy requested an extension during a meeting at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8 with DePodesta, owner Frank McCourt and Tracy’s Houston-based agents, Alan and Randy Hendricks. It isn’t clear whether that request was presented as an “either-or’ ultimatum. SAN DIEGO — Contrary to a published report, the fate of Dodgers manager Jim Tracy has not been narrowed to Tracy either receiving a contract extension or being fired. General manager Paul DePodesta said during Saturday night’s game, a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres before a sellout crowd of 43,096 at Petco Park, that Tracy still could return next season to fulfill the final year of his current contract. “There is a finite number of possibilities,” DePodesta said. “The status quo is certainly something we’re still evaluating as a possibility. We’re still evaluating every possible option.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tracy isn’t likely to receive a long-term extension because DePodesta inherited Tracy when he was named GM in February 2004, a point at which Tracy was entering his fourth season as manager. Moreover, the Dodgers are about to complete just the 11th season in their storied history with at least 90 losses. That fact can hardly be blamed on Tracy given the team’s slew of injuries and DePodesta’s slew of offseason roster moves. But it isn’t the recipe for a contract extension, either, meaning that if Tracy’s fate has dwindled to two possible options, those options probably are finishing his contract or being fired, with heavy emphasis on the former. Club sources have said the decision whether to extend Tracy rests entirely with DePodesta. DODGERS NOTES: Depending on what moves the club makes over the winter, Oscar Robles probably will begin next season as the everyday shortstop in the absence of Cesar Izturis, who underwent Tommy John surgery and isn’t expected back until the All-Star break. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!