By: Nicholas KristofRIVERCESS COUNTY, Liberia — He’s a 2-year-old boy named Sunday Dahn, lying in a coma in a rural health center with cerebral malaria. In Washington, we’ll see debates about President Trump’s proposal to slash humanitarian aid, and politicians will emerge as winners or losers depending on the outcome. Yet he will profoundly shape their lives, and deaths, for American health assistance benefits half the Liberian population. It’s not, of course, that Trump is responsible for Sunday’s coma. And our Liberia journey underscores that saving lives is often complicated, and harder than we think.
June 24, 2017 18:22 UTC
President Trump spent Thursday and Friday calling senators to mobilize support for GOP healthcare legislation. Cruz was one of four conservative senators who announced their opposition to the bill in a statement Thursday. Trump is expected to be in contact with more senators in the coming days. On Friday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump is optimistic about getting the bill passed. Read more of this reportSource: News Now/ The Hill(Visited 5 times, 5 visits today)Commentscomments
June 24, 2017 14:15 UTC
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US Navy reconnaissance plane was spotted flying over the Russian fleet in Eastern Mediterranean Sea where the warships recently launched a heavy missile attack on ISIL positions inside Syria, media outlets disclosed on Saturday. The sites that are monitoring flights reported that a P-8A Poseidon aircraft took off from the Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily Island and flew for several hours over Syria’s Mediterranean coast where Russia’s naval task force launched multiple missile strikes on ISIL’s strongholds in Syria. The Russian defense ministry said on Friday that two Russian Navy frigates and a submarine fired six Kalibr cruise missiles on ISIL’s targets in Syria. Read more of this storySource: News Now/Fars News Agency(Visited 17 times, 17 visits today)Commentscomments
June 24, 2017 13:52 UTC
Situated at the bank of Farmington River, few yards from the nation’s international airport, the Roberts International Airport, the Farmington Hotel has added more taste to the country’s tourism sector, bringing pride to the country and its people. Farmington Hotel which has 164 rooms and suites including three Presidential suites 300 Millimeter Square is the largest in the Country, and is management by renowned international hotel management experts. The hotel General Manager Ronald Stilting, with 20 years’ African hotel experience, is in Liberia since several months preparing to open the project. The Farmington Hotel is owned by Liberia-based AJA-Group and partners. Apart from the commitment to tourism development The Farmington Hotel will also get strongly involved in capacity building.
June 24, 2017 12:56 UTC
By Aneri PattaniI considered leaving my suitcase at a government hospital in Liberia last week. One reason for the paucity of supplies is that most health care in Liberia is free. From prenatal checkups to surgeries and even birth control, the majority of services are offered at no cost. (Yes, it’s strange to realize that birth control, which can be expensive without insurance in America, is actually free in Liberia!) Read more of this storySource: News Now/ New York Times Online(Visited 19 times, 19 visits today)Commentscomments
June 23, 2017 14:26 UTC
Banks delivered what several lawyers described as “Justice Banks’ shortest judgment,” yesterday. Justice Banks, since his ascendancy to the Supreme Court, is believed to be one of the justices with the longest judgment (opinion). At his extremely brief judgment, Justice Banks advised Tipoteh, and his lawyer, Cllr. “You can file your case to the Civil Law Court, there it will take evidence before the Supreme Court can decide it,” Banks’ short judgment stated. Banks’ decision comes three days after he heard arguments on the matter to prohibit Korkoya from further conducting activities of the NEC as chairman.
June 23, 2017 01:52 UTC
Monrovia - The Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. The National Elections Commission on June 12, 2017, commenced the Exhibition of the Provisional Voter Roll at all 2080 Exhibition centers (formerly Voter Registration Centers) across the country. The exercise is a cardinal electoral date as per Article 9.2 of the Voter Registration Regulations and in keeping with section 3.6 of the New Elections Law of Liberia. The total number of people who file challenges is about 141 which is equivalent to 0.01 percent while 534 accounts for missing photos 0.003. "We started voter registration very late due to the late supply of voter registration materials,” he added.
June 23, 2017 01:41 UTC
Monrovia - The credibility of the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has come under questioning as the country is left with less than 140 days to go to the polls. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Unity Party National Headquarters, Curtis V. Dorley, National Vice Chairman for Youth Affairs of the UP National Youth Congress said the Youth Congress of the UP is seriously worried about the statement emanating from the Chairman of the NEC, adding that the statement has cast doubts over the credibility of the entire electoral process. “We strongly reject the statement from the NEC chairman and call on him to retract such statement." He also said the national youth congress has observed that there are several voter registration centers that have the same code in the NEC database. “Adhering to the COC is also a concern for the UP Youth Congress as it is a law that has been enacted, approved and published into handbill.
June 23, 2017 01:30 UTC
Monrovia - Liberia’s undisputed king of Hipco, Jonathan Koffa, commonly known as Takun J, has won the Alternative National Congress (ANC) primary of District#8, Montserrado County, on a white ballot at the ANC headquarters on Thursday. "This is my very first opportunity and I think that I am getting there, especially seeing myself wining on white ballot." "In fact, I don’t call it white ballot, I call it white garment” he said. "There is nobody that can put foot when I put foot, because when you put foot, you will not make a win” he asserted. “Upon my victory, I will be looking at lot of things, among which the musical industry will be cardinal, because from the musical industry Takun J has made a way for Jonathan Koffa,” he declared.
June 23, 2017 01:30 UTC
Monrovia – United Bank for Africa (UBA) June 22, 2017 launched its Debit MasterCard in Liberia, which focuses on replacing a dependence on cash and to electronically deliver payment solution quickly, conveniently and securely as an alternative means of payment for all citizens - instantly. In line with its strategic vision, UBA is introducing innovative payment solutions that meet the needs of people across Africa. The Debit MasterCard card gives the cardholder full control of their funds and provides them with the ability to access funds directly from a savings or current account, thereby reflecting all transactions in real time. Making remarks on behalf of the Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Erica Williams said ‘the Central Bank sees the launch of MasterCard as a stepping stone towards the building of a sustainable and vibrant financial sector’. The debit card can also be used at any ATM locally and at millions of ATM locations worldwide.
June 23, 2017 01:18 UTC
Monrovia - The Auditor General of Liberia, Yusador Gaye, has written members of the House of Representatives, informing it of the General Auditing Commission’s intention to commence an audit of assets declaration of members of the House of Representatives. Report by Henry Karmo - This email address is being protected from spambots. “The objective of the Audit is also to assess the effectiveness of systems put in place to manage the assets declaration regime,” she stated. Stated Gaye: “The letter sets forth our understanding of the terms and objectives of our engagement, and the nature and scope of services we will provide. “All information which is relevant to the statement of declaration such as records, documentations, sanctions and other matters; legislation, regulations, policies, and procedures governing the administering of the asset declaration systems.”
June 23, 2017 01:07 UTC
Monrovia - A local rental service, Oragon International, has refuted media reporting, linking it to the purchase of stolen vehicles from the United States of America. On Tuesday the FrontPage newspaper reported about stolen vehicles from America and that there is cover up to shield those involved in this illegal business. One of the companies named in this alleged stolen scheme is Oragon International in Sinkor, which deals with car rental. Mr. Onohehe pointed out that all of its purchase of vehicles is done after those who imported said vehicles sell them to purchase, from whom Oragon purchase. Therefore, Oragon is entitled to recovery from the alleged stolen cars importers if indeed the investigation established theft by the importers.
June 23, 2017 00:56 UTC
If not stopped, will become an obstacle to true national reconciliation in Liberia which this UP government has not achieved. LIBERIA WAS ESTABLISHED about 170 years ago for home of free slaves from the United States of America. Sawyer and his colleagues in the progressive movement did not know preaching ethnic divide (Country-Congo) like some today would had led to the execution. He is telling indigenous Liberians that these people are not one of us and you should not vote for them. We are calling on all religious leaders both Christians and Muslims to condemn those who are preaching ethnic divide including Chairman Paye of unity Party.
June 23, 2017 00:45 UTC
By Leroy M. Sonpon IIIUnited Bank for Africa Liberia Limited (UBALL) has launched the first debit MasterCard in the country, becoming the first commercial bank to do so for its clients in Liberia. The head of Digital Banking at UBALL, Prince Chesson, said the new service is in partnership with MasterCard Incorporated or MasterCard Worldwide, an American multinational financial services corporation. Chesson said the UBA and MasterCard partnership is helping to empower people through access to financial tools. According to UBA, the MasterCard has strong enhanced security features with a chip embedded that contains encrypted information, making it almost impossible for the card to be copied or counterfeited. UBA was the first Nigerian bank to make an IPO (Initial Public Offering), following its listing on the NSE in 1970.
June 23, 2017 00:33 UTC
This is Ellen’s Kingdom––the spin zone where dishonesty means integrity and amateurism implies professionalism, a territory where some officials of government are treated like “foster” children or “adopted” orphans. Maybe this is what we can call “witch-hunt,” if Dr. Kollie does not know what it means. Yet, that is not even an issue to Dr. Kollie and his allies. I have no doubt that Dr. Kollie is a well-educated and honourable gentleman. This has to be changed and to do so, we must desist from expanding Ellen’s Kingdom as a precinct where dishonesty will mean integrity and where amateurism will imply professionalism.
June 22, 2017 22:10 UTC