MONROVIA – President George Weah has appointed the man who threatened to “kill” would-be protestors of the ‘Weah Step Down Campaign’ and critics of Pres. In the live video session, he promised to defend the government of President Weah, his family and others with plans intended to thwart or go against the Liberian Constitution. According to Davis, state security must arrest Costa upon his arrival in Liberia and treat his as an “enemy combatant”. Ali intimated that the appointment violates the Constitution of Liberia and the Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia, owing to the fact that Davis had served the U.S. Army. “This is a man who has never hidden his loyalty to the CDC and President Weah, and then he comes out to threaten citizens of Liberia and yet he is appointed to the Defense Ministry.
October 21, 2019 01:58 UTC
This event, which was driven by the 2019 World Maritime theme on Empowering Women in the Maritime Community, will bring together key stakeholders from around the world to debate issues around the roles and visibility of women in the sector. The Conference aims to promote ratification of the Cape Town Agreement, a key IMO treaty for safety of fishing vessels. The entry into force of the Cape Town Agreement will help deter the proliferation of illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, by establishing international safety standards for fishing vessels. The Conference is intended for ministers, policymakers, senior officials and relevant experts responsible for implementing fishing vessel safety and IUU fishing policies as well as enacting national legislation to ratify the Agreement. It can be recalled early April 2019, Mrs. Glassco served as speaker at the 3rd World Maritime University’s International Women Conference held under the theme “empowering women in the maritime community” in Malmo, Sweden.
October 21, 2019 01:52 UTC
New York – United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, unanimously adopted a resolution submitted and sponsored by the Republic of Liberia titled: “Proclamation of September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information”. Ambassador Kemayah emphasized that access to information was an enabler of all the Seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– facilitating both implementation and the measurement of progress. None of these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be achieved without access to information. Ambassador Kemayah used the occasion to reaffirm President Weah’s commitment to issues of access of information. Ambassador Kemayah commended United Nations Member States; especially those who co-sponsored the resolution for their support to his Leadership throughout the process leading up to the adoption of the Resolution “Proclamation of September 28 as International Day for Universal Access to Information”.
The Nenne Gbi Ploh Helping Hand Foundation was among several institutions and individuals that made cash donation to Aletha. So I together with other business colleagues decided to give her a helping hand. Also, Musa Karmoh Nyei, a Liberian residing in the US, made a cash donation of US$ 100 through Western Union. Also, Madam Patricia M. Verdier, another Liberian residing in the US made a US$ 100 cash donation through Western Union. Aletha, who broke down in tears while receiving the money, thanked the Nenne Gbi Ploh Helping Hand Foundation and others for running to her aid.
Paynesville – The Country Director of Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), Dr. Annika Hillers said the media has an important role in the promotion of Liberia’s rich biodiversity conservation. She blamed the constant violations of these conservation laws by the locals to the lack of awareness and education. Also speaking, the President of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles Coffey called for ‘sustained’ support to journalists to provide coverage of wildlife conservation activities in Liberia. He furthered that the mass media is just as critical a stakeholder in wildlife conservation as any other agencies working in the field. Meanwhile, at the end of the workshop, a media network was established to provide extensive coverage of activities on biodiversity conservation.
Monrovia – The Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection (MGCSP) has announced the start of the second component of the social cash transfer scheme to extremely poor and food-insecure households. The objective of social cash is to provide income support to about 10,000 extremely poor and food insecure Liberian households through regular cash transfers. According to the Gender Minister, the total cash involved in the second component of the scheme is US$300,000. She added that individuals in both Grand Kru and Maryland Counties will receive US$10 per person. Saydee-Tarr said the first component of the project was intended to improve efficiency, enhance capacity and strengthen the national social safety nets system.
Monrovia – The long-awaited President’s Cup of the Liberia Football Association will kick off Wednesday, October 23, 2019 with some entertaining matches. Champions BYC-II, runner-up Bea Mountain, Gardnersville FC, Freeport FC and Nimba Kwado will represent the second division. Champions Earth Angels, runner-up Blanco FC, Senior Professionals and Determine Girls make-up the female division. And champions Sandi FC, runner-up Almighty FC and Stages FC will represent the third division play-offs. According to the draw, second division outfit Gardnersville FC and newly promoted first division side Bea Mountain will kick off the tournament on 23 October at 11:00AM.
Cummings and the president of Nimba Community College on an inspection tour of the college’s facilitiesSanniquellie, Nimba County – The political leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Alexander Cummings, has donated L$5.2 million for the construction of an Engineering Department at the Nimba Community College. Wonkeryor has done well since his appointment as president of the Nimba County Community College. “Students of Nimba Community College represent the best and brightest of Nimba.”“The Nimba Community College is one of the most impressive community colleges in Liberia. I have not been to all of the community colleges in Liberia but the ones I have been to Nimba Community College is the best,” Cummings said. “This is not the first time you have identified with the Nimba County Community College.
Tolbert Nyenswah was positioned to lead the Incident Management System (IMS). Little known Tolbert Nyenswah to whom a demanding task was ascribed became an unveiling icon along regional and international public health frontiers. Whatever went into such unexpected determination – Liberia and Liberians alike will remember Tolbert Nyenswah as that true hero who sacrificed for his country to obliterate the deadly Ebola. Tolbert Nyenswah will be missed by all and sundry as an iconic revolutionary in the history public health in Liberia. Tolbert Nyenswah is a success story and an engrained public health warrior of the 21st century.
According to Mr. Coulibaly, the surcharge would increase the already-increased GSM operators’ prices by two-folds. This, in effect, limited voice calls from three days unlimited for US$1 to US$1 for 45 minutes on-net calls. He further stated that despite the new regulatory fee, Liberia as the cheapest telecommunication market or mobile phone calls and mobile data rate in West Africa. They also pleaded with the Senate to intervene in the additional surcharge on voice and data to be introduced by the LTA. The imposition of a surcharge on telecommunication products as contemplated by the LTA, in the words of the GSM Operators, will be harmful.
October 21, 2019 00:11 UTC
He also told the Court that some staff in possession of the impeachment records are not assessible as they are on leave. He told the Court the delay is not in any way intended to baffle the court with delays. Kabineh Ja’neh, Former Associate Justice, Supreme Court of LiberiaMr. Ja’neh in an interview with the VOA in August said he was seeking the Court to make a declaration to the effect that the entire [impeachment] process was unfair. So, all they wanted to do was to ensure that at the end there was this trial impeachment trial, and that I be removed from the court. So, in the absence of that, how do you conduct a fair trial?
October 21, 2019 00:00 UTC
Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. KoijeeMONROVIA – Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee has reaffirmed his support for the establishment of the war and economic crimes court in Liberia. Mayor Koijee said the establishment of the Court would ensure the prosecution of those accused of perpetrating atrocities during the 14 years of bloody civil war and ensure lasting peace and social healing. President Weah recently sought advice from the Legislature on the calls for the establishment of the war and economic crimes court in Liberia and the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations. The Monrovia City Mayor also warned against continue protests in the Liberia, something he said taints the image of the country negatively and discourages investors. He is expected to hold talks with the City Mayor of Washington D.C Muriel Bowser, the City Council, amongst others.
October 20, 2019 23:37 UTC
The agreement will ensure that Liberia utilizes OFID’s Private Sector Window to support the Liberian private sector. The OFID private sector and trade finance operations windows are a complementary means for OFID to fulfil its core mission of assisting partner countries in their socioeconomic development. Both mechanisms are important contributors to creating lasting development impact in beneficiary countries and to OFID’s financial sustainability. Through trade finance, OFID supports private enterprises and governments by facilitating their import and export requirements. FrontPageAfrica has learned that the IMF will shortly be coming out with its decision on whether or not Liberia will be entering its program.
October 20, 2019 23:37 UTC
Monrovia – A Canadian based Organization “Empowerment Squared” has announced plans to construct a Massive Library and Business Incubation Center in Paynesville City, outside Monrovia. He further stressed that when completed, Liberians in and outside of Monrovia will benefit from said Public Library facilities. Sylvester Pewee extolled the “Empowerment Squared” and described the initiative as a laudable venture that would help address some of the challenges the country’s education sector faces. Minister Pewee further informed the Canadian delegation that Liberia is opened to greater opportunities for its citizens. The Empowerment Squared is jointly collaborating with the Hamilton Public Library in the implementation of the Massive Library Project in Liberia.
October 20, 2019 03:11 UTC
These public schools’ students marched from their campuses to the Capitol and onward to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanding answers. THE MCSS STUDENTS demanded to see their President and have him hear their concerns. The students also threatened to disrupt private schools if the government did not address their concerns. Around the same place, the same MCSS students, again in solidarity with their teachers, blocked former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s convoy. The MCSS students even began throwing stones at students of private schools, too.
October 18, 2019 12:11 UTC