“We want the Liberian people to begin to feel that [Christmas] happiness and joy starting from October,” Weeks said.The Liberian economy might be a quite shabby and its political environment quite tense but, to Orange, it is the perfect time for a major splurge, aimed at strengthening the company’s position in the telecom market. Therefore, the company has launched a massive new promotion under the theme: “With Orange, Christmas Starts in October.” The new promotion was rolled out at a major press conference held at the company’s headquarters on Capital Bypass in Monrovia.According to Orange’s Corporate Communications Strategist, Dr. Kimmie Weeks, from October through December, the company would give away 10 brand new motorbikes and 5 new cars. “We know that Christmas is a time of happiness, love and bringing families together,” he said. “It is a special time in Liberia and we want the Liberian people to begin to feel that happiness and joy starting from October,” Weeks said. He said that, to bring the Christmas cheer to Liberians early this year, Orange would give away a brand-new motorbike every week, a brand-new vehicle every two weeks, and the grand prize a few days before Christmas.Orange, he said, had made it simple for its subscribers to be eligible to enter to competition. “All our subscribers have to do is to recharge once a week at least $1 and activate any Orange package to be eligible to win a bike; recharge at least once a week, two weeks in a row, to win a Ford or Renault vehicle; and recharge at least once a week for every week until December 21 to be eligible to win the Toyota RAV-4, valued at US$35,000.” Weeks added that to increase their chances, customers need to recharge more often with higher amounts, whether it is with scratch cards, e-recharge or Orange Money.In separate remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Orange Liberia Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly said that he was extremely happy and proud about the launch of the new promotion. “the launching of the Orange ‘Christmas Starts in October’ promotion is a part of the Orange commitment to demonstrate to the Liberian people that Orange cares,” he said. “This is a very, very big investment for us as a company. However, it is something we are happy to do knowing that the lives of many, many Liberians will be positively impacted.”According to Orange, the first motorbike winner will be announced on October 23, and the first person will walk away with a brand-new vehicle on October 31.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
GARDENA: Suspect is taken to a detox center. Two officers were injured; one suffered a broken hand. By Sandy Mazza STAFF WRITER Two Gardena officers were recovering from injuries Sunday, a day after police said a 44-year-old man attacked them. Officers have had many interactions with Burrell over the years, Temple said. Burrell allegedly ran from the officers into a back room. When they followed him there, he lunged at them. He pushed one officer into a sliding glass door and fought with the others, Temple said. The officers fired a Taser stun gun at him, but it had no effect. By the time they wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed him, one had a broken hand and another officer’s hand also was injured. The officers were treated and released Saturday at a local hospital. Burrell was taken to a local hospital and is undergoing a drug detox program, Temple said. He will be booked on the charges after his drug withdrawal, police said. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The man, identified as Patrick Burrell, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence and assaulting officers. Burrell was acting strangely at his father’s home when police were called to help, said Sgt. Russ Temple. Four officers arrived at the home in the 1000 block of 131st Street at 12:51 a.m. Saturday. The man was standing in the living room with a cold, vacant stare, Temple said. “His demeanor caused them to believe he was under the influence,” he said.