Liberia’s first entertainment complex opens with added value

first_imgTruly a story of Destiny in the making! Introducing Liberia’s first upscale entertainment complex that is packaged for the entire family unlike anything you have seen in Liberia. The Destiny Entertainment Complex is opening just in time for the holiday celebrations for all Liberians to enjoy. What makes it even more special is that it is 100% Liberian owned with the investment being made singlehandedly with no local bank loan whatsoever showing the owner’s commitment and trust in Liberia at this present time as most Liberians are packing their bags or going slow owing to the upcoming presidential and general elections coming up in 2017. According to Marie Morgan-Luyken, who is the proprietress and owner of this establishment, Destiny is to make a difference with something special to offer for all and will be unique to our diverse community. The Complex has over 50 working staff and is adding more, making them a serious investment brand in Liberia.Destiny Entertainment Complex is located on the Capitol bye-pass by the old Health Ministry, now the Ministry of Gender, and is situated on over 2 acres of land. The Complex can be value at over US$2 million in investment capital with more value being added as the management wishes to get international status and a brand that transcends beyond the borders of Liberia, as the venue will be used as a platform for the showcasing of Liberian arts and craft as well as talents from all walks of life.“Destiny offers a comprehensive entertainment facility for the entire family while featuring a broad spectrum of community events designed to build and strengthen the Liberian economy and communities while promoting the arts. Destiny will provide Liberians an outlet for daily entertainment in addition to featured events that will promote growth in individuals and communities. The facilities include: 10 movie theaters, with two having SD features; a pool hall, bingo gaming; 3 restaurants and food court; private suites; outdoor café; night club and lounge with an ice cream parlor, plus more. The Complex is ideal for live concerts with a space that can take up to 2,000 plus persons, and is unique for weddings, parties, etc.Destiny will play host to a series of activities on a daily basis with activities that shall include educational and entertaining films and documentaries; dance classes for children and adults; group fitness classes; painting workshops; outdoor festivals and gigs; and with added events like fashion shows, talent shows, bodybuilding contests, poetry nights, comedy nights, date nights, ladies nights with top DJ’s and entertainers as special guests, local and international. The grand opening kicks off on Friday, October 28, with a VIP event including the general public, and will continue up until Sunday, with a carnival for the entire family. The roll out continues on a daily basis.Concluding, Madam Luyken said that her love for Liberia while growing up is the reason she has returned to help to add value by building an institution that will be family friendly as this is the whole purpose of Destiny Entertainment Complex. She looks forward to Liberian and foreign resident patronage as she can assure all of a high level of customer service coupled with an atmosphere that will be safe and conducive for all.So, the red carpet are being rolled out, the cameras are on ready to flash, and it is time to check out Liberia’s First Entertainment Complex….Destiny Entertainment Complex.Grand Opening EventFriday 28: Club Night – DJ TK Lamour & Gangsta DJ: Happy Hour 9pm-11pmSaturday 29: Club Night: DJ TK Lamour & Gangsta DJ- Ladies free until 11pmSunday 30: Day Carnival – Bring the whole family for music, matineemovie and food special Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Premature taxation

first_imgIN the philosophy of the city’s elected officials, there’s never a bad time to come up with a new way to squeeze money out of Angelenos. There are rate hikes and various fee increases to pay for the job of a barely maintained city. And when the city’s leaders are feeling especially confident, there’s the parcel-tax hike. The Los Angeles City Council must be feeling pretty confident at the moment about getting voters’ support, since it so generously and recently agreed to give council members another term of office – though perhaps induced by a little misdirection from the council’s spinmeisters. And that’s not a thing to waste. The collective whim of the voters can change faster than you can say “macaca.” Enter the gang-tax proposal, a $40-a-year (on average) charge on property owners to raise $30 million a year to pay for gang-suppression efforts. If this were a surefire solution to the violence and toll illegal gangs have on the city, it would be the bargain of the century. Who wouldn’t pay $40 to wipe the street gangs out of existence and see the young men and women chewed up by gangs go on to fruitful lives and careers? But this isn’t a surefire thing; the council doesn’t even have a plan for the money, just a conviction that they will need it. But, in fact, the city doesn’t even know what gang resources it already has, as the city controller has only just begun an audit of existing gang-prevention programs, as encouraged by the council members themselves. The council clearly wants to milk all the voter good will it can by passing a tax on the cause of the moment. But it’s way too soon to start raising money the city may not even need. There’s a very good chance that in the millions of dollars the city already spends on gang-prevention programs it doesn’t know it has, that one or two or 30 of them are being wasted. There is no good reason to rush this parcel tax to the ballot other than to satisfy City Hall’s revenue lust to waste on pet projects and aid to political supporters. The City Council ought to put aside this parcel tax until the city controller’s audit is passed and there’s a concrete plan of action for the revenues. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more