Crossing Carpet: Liberty Party’s Brumskine Woos UPP, CDC Stalwarts at Philly Town Hall

Welcoming the defectors from the CDC and UPP to his party, Cllr. “Varfley Dorley and Peter Dahn – their coming into Liberty Party today, made my trip to the great United States worth all the while. If I accomplished nothing else on this trip, Liberty Party has done well, my friends, welcome on board.”Cllr. “As a result of which we will be able to say, like Liberty Party say, together we can do it. Brumskine and for this election, I will vote for you and I will vote for the Liberty Party.

February 27, 2017 01:12 UTC

Representative Aspirant Massaley Donates Assorted Medical Supplies in Paynesville

Paynesville – Clinics in Du Port Road over the weekend received assorted medical supplies to enhance health care delivery in the area. The supplies were distributed by Charles Massaley, a representative aspirant in District #4, who said the intent of the supplies was to help ease the issue of drug shortage in many clinics in Paynesville. "While others are trucking voters, we are here providing medical care for our people,” he asserted. For his part, James T. Brooks, Administrator of Agape Health Center expressed delight with the presentation of the supplies. The clinic, he added, has been challenged when it comes to the flow of medical supplies.

February 26, 2017 23:46 UTC

Jackson Paye Reconciles Krahns and Gios in Kparblee District

Minister Paye, who is also a member of the District, began the reconciliation program by reuniting some towns on February 19, 2017. Following discussions, citizens of the towns respected suggestions by Minister Paye and the committee, thereby embracing one another for peaceful co-existence. As a way of tradition, Minister Paye offered two cows with which the citizens celebrated their reunion on February 19, 2017, in Old Youkorway Town. Minister Paye has repeatedly said his initiative is not for any political reason, as may be speculated, but to see a united and peaceful Kparblee District. The most recent confusion ensued Youkorway Old Town and Youkorway New Town, which started from a football game hosted in New Town.

February 26, 2017 23:29 UTC

Former United Bank of Africa Employee Arrested in US$30K Theft

Monrovia - A former employee of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) who was involved in a fraud at his former workplace has been arrested by the Liberia National Police. The bank said Boker and three others connived and withdrew the money from PCI, a local Ngodoing business with the bank. The three were arrested immediately after an alert was raised on the account of PCI and Boker had been a fugitive since. Bondo, Richardson and Flomo, accomplices of Boker were investigated charged in August 2016 and sent to court for prosecution. Yantee said the Bank will continue to put in measures that will ensure that fraudulent activities are curtailed.

February 26, 2017 20:53 UTC

Victim of Brutal Brooklyn Robbery Caught on Surveillance Video Talks About Her Ordeal -

By NY1 NewsPolice Seek Violent Gunman Who Robbed a Medical Supply Store, Beat an EmployeeWe’re hearing more from a woman beaten during an armed robbery in Brooklyn last week. It happened Friday afternoon at the Belmont Medical & Surgical Supply store in Brownsville. Police released surveillance video that shows a man attacking Oksana Aluva and her assistant — punching and kicking Aluva, and hitting her with a gun. “He went through the door, opened the door, and went into the hallway and pulled out a gun,” she said. Source: NY1 News LiveWatch News Cast(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments

February 26, 2017 20:36 UTC

K3 Telecom To Provide Liberia’s Broadband Internet Service

Monrovia – A new internet service provider, K3 Telecom, has assured Liberians of cutting edge ultra-fast broadband internet service that would enable them to access Netflix and internet TV and unlimited upload and download access without interruptions. K3 Telecom is a Swiss-based company with its subsidiary registered in Liberia that implements fix telecommunication network- not mobile or GSM. K3 Air Lastmile, is a patented wireless technology that has the capacity to deliver through the air to each end user high-speed broadband Internet, Digital TV, and IP Telephony. Opening its first offices in Monrovia over weekend, Mr. Ernest K. Boakai, CEO of K3 Telecom said the company would be the only service provider that will be proving fix network internet service with unlimited data for a monthly subscription. “It’s unlimited speed, you can watch as much as you can, upload as much as you can and download as much as you can.

February 26, 2017 20:36 UTC

Prostitution in Liberia: Why Blame The Messenger FrontPageAfrica?

No one is talking about how and why these things are happening to young women in Liberia on a scale unseen before the war. So yes, these kinds of stories have far reaching impact and do raise questions about how US aid to Liberia is spent by the government. And for Liberia, the country's sad history of Americo-Liberian/Congua domination and marginalization over the natives is well noted by decision makers in Washington. To which Ellen angrily replied and she is native and told Dr. Rice that her mom is Kru and her dad is Gola. Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the former college professor, my source said then told Ellen that to be told you are Congua is based on how you conduct yourself and your lifestyle in Liberia.

February 26, 2017 20:20 UTC

Voters Hesitation in 2017 Election: “The Case of VR Process”

In this case, what do we do as ordinary citizens, politicians, advocates, NEC officials, etc? This M & E process will put VR staff and personnel on the right path against the odds of error making. Furthermore, the NEC should reach a decision now to extent the VR process. Election Observers must strive to report all electoral malpractices being exhibited at their different VR centers on a day-to-day or weekly basis, via the various media outlets. Also be (hesitant voters) reminded that change is a process and not an event and it does not take place out of instance.

February 26, 2017 20:05 UTC

Former CBL Governor Ready to Fight Back Attacks From Political Rivals

Let us speak to policies, let us speak to ideals when we are talking about this election. Let us speak to policies, let us speak to ideals when we are talking about this election. “Who doesn’t want to speak let them lose their speech, but we will stand up. She believes Jones’ economic empowerment policy which tends to empower ordinary Liberians would have a significant impact on their lives. Madam Kromah noted that every Liberian will have the opportunity to send their children to school under a Mills Jones’ regime.

February 26, 2017 20:05 UTC

President Sirleaf Receives Special Envoy from the Kingdom of Morocco -

The Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson on Friday received a Special Envoy from the Kingdom of Morocco. The Special Envoy, Foreign Minister Salaheddile Mezouar held talks with the Liberian leader and delivered a special message from King Mohammed IV. According to an Executive Mansion release, Special Envoy Mezouar briefed President Sirleaf about a current tour of several African countries by the King and a plan to also visit Liberia. For her part, President Sirleaf thanked the Special Envoy for the visit and for delivering the Special Message from King Mohammed IV. She pointed out that Liberia’s position on Morocco remains unchanged, promising to follow through on all outstanding issues concerning Morocco.

February 26, 2017 19:56 UTC

Liberian Leader, Dozens Attend Fallen Stateswoman Ruth Sando Perry Memorial Service In Monrovia -

On September 3, 1996, Mrs. Ruth Sando Fahnbulleh Perry was sworn into office as the first female to head the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL). Madam Perry served as the third Interim Chair of the Council of State during the country’s civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997. Madam Perry previously worked in the Monrovia Office of Chase Manhattan Bank in 1971 and taught at a Sande School as an elder. The Episcopal Prelate noted that the gathering was not to weep for Madam Perry, but to rejoice for a life well lived. She noted Madam Perry had a daunting task to reunite Liberia in a very short period of time.

February 26, 2017 19:46 UTC

President Attends Memorial Service of Late Council of State Chairperson Ruth Perry

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf was by joined mourners to pay respect to the late Chairperson of the Council of State of Liberia. Madam Perry served as the third Interim Chair of the Council of State during the country's civil crisis from September 3, 1996 to August 2, 1997. The Episcopal Prelate noted that the gathering was not to weep for Madam Perry, but to rejoice for a life well lived. They said the funeral service held in the United State of America and the State Memorial Service in Liberia were sponsored by the Government of Liberia. The family said they were particularly thankful to the President for standing with them throughout and to her death Madam Perry.

February 26, 2017 19:35 UTC

Alexander Cummings of Alternative National Congress Welcomed in Lofa County

Lofa County - Alexander B. Cummings, the Political Leader of the Alternative National Congress was received by a massive parade in Lofa last Friday. The parade demonstrated Mr. Cummings popularity in the county, which has grown out of grass roots efforts within Lofa and the many philanthropic projects Mr. Cummings has done in the area. The former Coca-Cola executive has personally supported projects in Lofa county for many years, well before the formation of the Cummings Africa Foundation, which he created in 2015 with his wife Teresa and children Ayo and Boikai. The foundation has invested nearly $1M USD into health, education, entrepreneurship, the arts, women and youth empowerment and infrastructure projects in Liberia. Mr. Cummings is deeply committed to eradicating corruption in Liberia, building Liberia’s capacity, and ensuring the prosperous future of the people and nation of Liberia.

February 26, 2017 19:35 UTC

Police Nab Suspect Accused of Kidnapping His Daughter, Stabbing Her Mother to Death -

By NY1 NewsNew details about the man accused of abducting his daughter and killing her mother in Connecticut yesterday. Police say he took his daughter, 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, after he fatally stabbed her mother early yesterday morning in the city of Bridgeport. Authorities say Hernandez was spotted driving through the Bronx at one point, leading to a citywide Amber Alert. Pennsylvania State Police eventually caught up with them after a high-speed chase that ended in Hernandez crashing his car. Both Hernandez and his daughter suffered minor injuries.

February 26, 2017 12:56 UTC

Liberia’s Leymah Gbowee Speaks in U.S. Against Division, Evil and Violence -

By Anna QuinnDANBURY — In the first event of Western Connecticut State University’s weekend-long Peace Jam conference, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee urged a crowded Ives Concert Hall to speak up against division, evil and violence. “Every time you act on what you think I am instead of who I am, you build a wall between us,” Gbowee said. She described how she decided to abandon the prepared speech and instead speak her mind. “In the face of tyranny, we all have to be bold and use our words.”The audience in the 750-seat hall gave Gbowee three standing ovations throughout her speech. “I don’t think there are adjectives that can capture what we just heard,” said Karen Koza, a professor at WSCU.

February 26, 2017 12:47 UTC

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