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Opposition Parties Eye Partnership to Unseat UP

first_imgThe chairman of the newly formed Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP), Moses Y. Kollie, has termed it a dream-come-true for his party to have a political heavyweight like the Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler, join its ranks. “This is a big fish that the LPDP has caught and we are grateful for this day,” he said.He noted that the party is forever willing to collaborate with others as this is the only way the ruling party will have no chance of getting victory in the 2017 elections.“Our arms are open to collaborate with people who have the same dream and aspiration of the LPDP. We are willing to collaborate with everyone.“The only party the LPDP is never willing to work with is the UP. If we do we will be compromising what we stand for and this we are not willing to do,” he said.Tyler’s declaration of membership was also graced by stalwarts of other political parties such as the All Liberian Party (ALP), the National Patriotic Party as well as scores of members of the National Legislature.Senator Sando Johnson of the NPP spoke on behalf of his party. He said the NPP is willing to collaborate with the LPDP to ensure that the UP is defeated massively in 2017.He lauded the Speaker for such a bold decision which he said is in the right direction. This sentiment was also echoed by former Senator Theodore Mono, chairman of the ALP. Momo is also a former stalwart of the UP.Speaker Tyler recently resigned from the UP, where he served as an executive member, due to what he termed as “policy differences.” His resignation was greeted with mixed reactions with pundits describing it as a big blow to the UP.He termed the LPDP as Liberia’s hope and the root to the country’s development.According to him, the LPDP has what it takes to move the Liberian state to higher heights, looking at its vision and the caliber of people that are leading the party.Officially declaring his membership for the party at a well attended ceremony held at the LPDP headquarters in Monrovia, Speaker Tyler said “The LPDP is Liberia’s hope and the prosperity for Liberians.”He further said, “And so, executives of the LPDP and partisans of this great party, I hereby submit this application for membership and pray that you will accept me as a humble member of your party. I want to assure you that I believe in your party’s rightful national direction and vision and I promise to do all that is in my ability to fulfill them.”He said with the LPDP, the time is right to take Liberia to where it belongs, noting that his passion for Liberia’s development and progress is so great.Since leaving the UP, the House Speaker said, the ceremony was meant for him to break silence on the barrage of rumors circulating in the Liberian public about his next destination politically. “I’m now a member of the LPDP because I feel this is where my dream and aspirations for the Liberian people can be realized,” he said. “Liberia is the only country that I have and the only country that I cherish. My vision for a collective Liberian dream is profound.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mövenpick Hotels Resorts makes its Maldives debut

first_imgSource = Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes its Maldives debutMövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes its Maldives debutMӧvenpick Hotels & Resorts, an upscale brand within the AccorHotels Group, has raised its first flag in the Maldives, opening the doors to Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives on a private island in the Noonu Atoll.The resort, which is just 45 minutes by sea plane from the capital, Malé, features 105 villas and suites comprising 72 overwater pool villas, 30 beach pool suites and three beach spa pool residences, each with their own private plunge pool – perfect for adventure-seeking families and honeymooners looking for a romantic getaway. The resort will also be accessible by a 15-minute speedboat ride from the new airport on Maafaru island in Noonu atoll, which will in early 2019.Showcasing the culinary expertise for which the Mӧvenpick brand is renowned, the property features four dining experiences including the market-style all-day diner, ONU Marché Restaurant and bar, with buffet and à la carte dishes made from locally-sourced produce; Mövenpick Coffee & Wine Lounge, serving a range of signature Mӧvenpick coffees, chocolates, ice-creams and wines; as well as the trendy pool-side restaurant Latitude 5.5, with breathtaking ocean views. Seafood lovers can relish the vast selection of fresh catches at the overwater Bodumas Seafood Restaurant, which overlooks the Indian Ocean and is the place to admire stunning sunsets. Mӧvenpick Chocolate Hour, a key brand signature, will also be staged in the resort lobby daily, offering guests the chance to taste complimentary chocolate, presented in novel ways.“Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru is one of the few properties located in the Noonu Atoll house reef, home to some of the most beautiful diving spots in the Maldives and offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in this vibrant and unspoiled marine life,” said Patrick Basset, Chief Operating Officer, Upper Northeast & Southeast Asia and The Maldives for AccorHotels.Ideal for guests with young children, the resort features a Mӧvenpick Little Birds Club, offering a range of signature activities for all the family, as well as babysitting services.The property also plays host to a range of exciting onsite facilities including a diving centre that organises snorkelling, house reef explorations and cruises; a tennis court; state-of-the-art gym; water sports centre; and the Sun Spa by Esthederm, which offers a wide range of signature facials and massage treatments to rejuvenate the soul and body.Another stand-out feature is the exclusive beach pool spa residence with a spacious living area with resort views – the ideal venue for small weddings and private gatherings of up to 20 guests.“As the first Mӧvenpick property in the Maldives, the brand has been able to take a unique approach to sustainable development through the resort’s built-in solar panels, in-house water production and plant desalination to minimise its ecological impact on the environment,” said General Manager Michael Melzer.From November 1 until December 23, 2018, guests can book a room stay with breakfast for two starting from US$577 per night. For bookings of three nights or more, they receive a $100 resort credit, valid for food and beverage, spa treatments, water sports and diving, plus 20% off at the Diving and Water Sports Centre, with a free room upgrade subject to availability. For more information visit https://www.movenpick.com/kuredhivaruPart of AccorHotels, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has more than 80 properties in 24 countries and is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. The opening of Mӧvenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives adds to AccorHotels’ growing portfolio in The Maldives with Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resort, Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi, and the Raffles Maldives Meradhoo set to open in December this year.About MövenpickMövenpick Hotels & Resorts makes moments by doing ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Providing an upscale, relaxed and uncomplicated guest experience, Mövenpick recognises that small gestures make a big difference. Whether it is chocolate hour every afternoon, customised sleep technology to ensure a restful night or specially created fun and healthy kids’ menus, Mövenpick creates a human and warm environment for guests, business partners and employees. Committed to sustainable practices and caring for its local communities, Mövenpick is the most Green Globe certified hotel brand in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1973, but with a heritage of food and beverage excellence stretching back to the 1940s, Mövenpick holds a growing portfolio of more than 80 hotels in 24 countries. Mövenpick is part of AccorHotels, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome at more than 4,600 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.movenpick.com | accorhotels.comlast_img read more