Boakai, Nuquay Support For Liberia’s Presidency SwellsMonrovia – As the campaign for the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections heats up across Liberia, Unity Party Presidential Candidate and his vice Ambassador Joseph Boakai and James Emmanuel Nuquay continue to receive overwhelming support ahead of the October polls. The comrades of Nuquay, according to Nyanpen, were launched in Monrovia to intellectually propagate the Boakai- Nuquay Ticket for a better Liberia come 2018. He said that comrades of Nuquay is the conglomeration of proficient and effective communicators from different political orientations who share ideological similarities regarding the forward march of Liberia and consider Ambassador Joseph Boakai and Speaker James Emmanuel Nuquay as the best Ticket for the holistic transformation of our beloved Republic. The Comrades of Nuquay chief scribe Jerry Nyumah Nyanpen further indicated. Mr. Nyanpen said their goal to generate massive public support for a one round victory for Boakai and Nuquay come October 10, remains unbending and uncompromising.
August 18, 2017 03:22 UTC
Monrovia – In the wake of the recent massive mudslides that resulted to the deaths of over 400 people in the Freetown suburb of Regent in Sierra Leone, former Lands, Mines and Energy Minister, Dr. Eugene Shannon, is urging Liberians to take heed and institute measures to prevent natural disasters. On August 14, devastating floods and mudslides occurred in the early morning hours in Regent near the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown after three days of torrential rainfall. More than 3,000 people have been rendered homeless and hundreds of buildings damaged or destroyed by the mudslides. The disaster which occurred during the rainy season was exacerbated by the city's situation at or below sea level, poor infrastructure, and poor drainage system, reports indicated. Up to now, the incident is officially known to many Liberians as the "No-Way Camp Disaster."
August 18, 2017 02:48 UTC
Monrovia – The House of Representatives has passed a law that gives citizens more power to manage their land. The law is the “Land right law of the Republic of Liberia”. It also states that Public Land may be acquired as a Private Land only upon complying with the provisions of this Act governing the sale of Government Land and Public Land as well as the Public Procurement and Concession Act and any other laws of Liberia governing sale of public assets generally. “Except as provided in Section (1), no Person shall purchase and/or hold as Private Land any portion of Customary Land after ninety-nine (99) years as of the Effective Date of this Act. “The Purchase of Customary Land for use as a Private Land shall be upon complying with the provisions of this Act and any regulations promulgated by the Commission to govern the sale of Customary Land.
August 18, 2017 02:26 UTC
Monrovia - In advance of the 10 October 2017 general elections in Liberia the National Elections Commission and UNDP on Thursday, August 17, 2017 completed training civil society organizations that will act as key civic and voter education partners over the coming months. The campaign will increase awareness across the country of voters’ rights and responsibilities. Working together with the National Elections Commission these organizations will work nationwide to coordinate their activities engaging communities in a wide variety of activities to increase participation in, and awareness of, the forthcoming elections. Equally, the rights of persons with disabilities will be highlighted in the campaign, to encourage full participation. European Union, Sweden, the United Nations Development Programme, Canada and Ireland support the National Elections Commission and other agencies to strengthen the electoral system in Liberia with a fund of US$16 million.
August 18, 2017 02:15 UTC
ONE OF SUCH DESPICABLE and not well-thought-of view that warrants condemnation to the highest level is that of Education Minister George Werner on his Facebook page on Thursday, August 17, 2017 just a couple of hours to Liberia’s presidential debate. WERNER WROTE: “What's the purpose of political debates in Liberia, and who are the debates for? How does a debate, an intellectual exercise, help you to "live Liberia, think Liberia, and love Liberia"? By the way, don't use the schools and break the desks and chairs. BUT DEBATES LIKE THESE which education minister Werner attempted proving worthless is one that enlightens our society.
August 18, 2017 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – A representative aspirant for District #5 in Bong County, Silas Siakor, has urged Liberians to elect a president and members of the Legislature who did not play an active role in the country’s 14-year civil war or have been accused of doing so. “It is important that those individuals that have been implicated or carried out various human rights abuses are not elected to the highest office in the country,” Silas Siakor told an exclusive FrontPage Africa interview. “Those who have very strong allegations of human rights abuses hanging over them, those who aided and abetted the civil war, those who committed heinous human rights abuses like torture, murder, etc. “By doing that I will be able to shade the debate around concession agreements towards the issues that should be considered when debating those concession agreements. At the moment most of those concession agreements are sentimental."
August 18, 2017 01:41 UTC
NOCAL responded to the GAC finding by saying that “The label used by GAC that the land is “swampy” is inappropriate. Further, the GAC report says NOCAL Management provided no generator usage log as evidence that the fuel was used for the intended purpose. Furthermore, a comprehensive identification of all assets and aligning of those assets to the general ledgers will attest to the completeness of Fixed Assets, GAC observed. The GAC also observed significant deficiencies in fixed assets management for the prior years during the audit. For those who have left NOCAL, GAC recommended that the entity should also recover the amount from them in line with the Travel Ordinance.
August 18, 2017 01:30 UTC
It is about time that we think Liberia, build Liberia and Love Liberia." Making his case to voters, Mr. Urey said: “We beg you indulgence. Urey, Cummings Spar on BudgetOn the question of high salary payments and what measures each of them would propose to reigning in the high cost of running government, Cllr. Said Mr. Cummings: “You cannot have one branch of government attacking another branch from exercising their rights, it is a recipe for chaos. There is no basis for impeachment.”Declaring that he is not a lawyer, Mr. Boakai, said: “The courts are protected by law, so are the legislators themselves.
August 18, 2017 01:18 UTC
Monrovia – The House of Representatives has passed a law that will ensure that all monetary transactions in the country are done in Liberian dollars. The laws as passed by the House of Representatives states has it that the Liberian dollars shall be the sole currency of Liberia and legal tender and that prices for all transactions in Liberia Dollars shall be indicated solely in Liberian dollars and cents. The law also calls for the Liberian Dollars to be prefixed by the signs “L$” and Liberian cents shall be prefixed by sign “c”. However, the United States Dollar is a legal tender in Liberia and is used alongside the Liberian Dollar currency. The Liberian currency comprises banknotes and coins.
August 18, 2017 00:22 UTC
The four presidential candidates who took part in the ‘Liberia 2017 Presidential Debate’ were the standard bearers of the ruling Unity Party (UP); Joseph Nyuma Boakai, the opposition Liberty Party (LP); Charles Walker Brumskine, Alternative National Congress; Alexander Benedict Cummings, and the All Liberian Party (ALP) political leader, Benoni Urey. The candidates speaking at the debate spoke highly of the level of experience they all have to rule Liberia, and further promised to uphold the principles of democracy with a society that would free of nepotism and corruption. Hundreds of supporters of the candidates were jubilantly there endlessly applauding their respective presidential candidate despite warnings from the organization to seize all sorts of jubilation while the candidates were still at the podium outlining their respective plans for the presidency. Two others including the standard bearers of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Senator George Manneh Weah, and Dr. Joseph Mills Jones who were also expected to be part of the debate were absent with their respective party’s officials given excuses. Below is the video of the entire debate(Visited 148 times, 95 visits today)Commentscomments
August 17, 2017 22:52 UTC
Reuters quoted Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Spokesman Talal Silo as saying that: “They have a strategy policy for decades to come. It has supported the SDF with air strikes, artillery, and Special Forces on the ground. He said there was “still a lot of fighting to do, even after ISIS has been defeated in Raqqa”. Islamic State remained in strongholds along the Euphrates River Valley, he added, in a reference to its stronghold in Deir al-Zor province southeast of Raqqa. “Our mission is to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and to set conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability,” Dillon said, without elaborating.
August 17, 2017 22:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) – A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday of Donald Trump’s short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, also said Trump “recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation.” During comments to local reporters after a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Corker called for “radical changes” in how the Trump White House operates. Separately, Republican Sen. Tim Scott told a newspaper in his home state of South Carolina that Trump’s heavily criticized response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, “complicates this administration’s moral authority.”Read more of this reportSource: philly.com/AP(Visited 12 times, 3 visits today)Commentscomments
August 17, 2017 19:30 UTC
Monrovia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged the impressive partnership between Liberia and Carter Center, noting that the American institution has been a great friend to Liberia and its people. Madam Peters, who is on a week-long visit to Liberia as guest of Carter Center Liberia Office, led a 7-member delegation to the office of President Sirleaf at the Foreign Ministry in Monrovia. "I am also sure that our political leaders, civil society, partners and all others are resolved to getting it right for the sake of Liberia,” President Sirleaf noted. In remarks, the Chief Executive Officer of Carter Center thanked President Sirleaf for the audience and provided an update on her mission to Liberia. She lauded the long-term partnership between Liberia and Carter Center, which she described as rewarding and fruitful.
August 17, 2017 18:33 UTC
Monrovia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday led an array of senior government officials to sign the Book of Condolence for victims of Monday’s mudslide and flood in Freetown, Sierra Leone at the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Monrovia. The mudslide and flood took place on the outskirts of Freetown and led to over 300 deaths. Heavy overnight rains triggered mudslide and flood in the Regent Area on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown early Monday morning. According to an Executive Mansion release, the ceremony took place on the compound of the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in Congo Town on Thursday, August 17, 2017. Minister Nagbe said: “Whatever affects Sierra Leone affects Liberia as well.”He told journalists that President Sirleaf is already engaged with the situation in Sierra Leone on a bilateral level and will continue to reach out to sympathize with the people of Sierra Leone.
August 17, 2017 17:48 UTC
Addressing journalists at the NEC’s weekly press briefing at the Commission’s headquarters in Monrovia, Korkoya said Sen. Johnson called him on Monday, August 14 and threatened him along with his fellow commissioners that he will deal with them politically and legally. “In consultation with our lawyers, we are not taking Sen. Johnson’s threatening comments lightly. We will, as soon as possible, take our complaint against him to the House of Senate for the threatening remarks,” he noted. He said that other than the Sen. Johnson’s threatening phone calls, he (Johnson) also sent a couple of text messages saying the same threatening words. Korkoya continued: “He insulted me and my friends and promised to go on radio and make his invectives against us.
August 17, 2017 02:26 UTC