The Churches’ collections (Monies)Is the church really on the brink of corruption? The churches’ members are living in hopelessness. Church members are seeking a minimum amount of US$50.00-US$150.00 from colleagues and other well-meaning Liberians to start a business, yet, the leadership isn’t listening to their request nor quandary. In conclusion, the church is responsible for corruption because they make the government and are in government at the controlling arm. Yes, corruption isn’t a new phenomenon, however, the government must seriously prosecute individuals allegedly involved into actto deters others would be.
By Dean Meminger(New York) – The mother of an unarmed Bronx teenager shot dead by police is speaking out after the officer resigned before he could be fired. She is angry at the officer, the NYPD and the mayor. Constance Malcolm is furious that the officer who fatally shot her unarmed son Ramarley Graham five years ago quit the NYPD so he wouldn’t get fired. “When you made that call to him on Friday, you should have told him he was fired then,” Malcolm said. Read more of this storySource: NY1 Online(Visited 5 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
In Liberia, I used to work alongside a UN Police Officer from Yemen. Ali and I became friends over our coffee breaks, when he would tell me colourful stories about the beauty of his country. I remember the joy in his eyes when he spoke of returning home to see his wife and children again. That joy turned into fear when he got word of fighting back home, and the closure of Yemen’s main airport left him stranded. Read more of this reportSource: News Now/Huffington Post Online(Visited 14 times, 14 visits today)Commentscomments
(JOHANNESBURG) — Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail—many of them alongside Nelson Mandela—for acts of sabotage against South Africa’s previous white minority government, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. Kathrada died after being admitted to hospital with blood clotting in his brain earlier in March. “Kathy was an inspiration to millions in different parts of the world,” Neeshan Balton, the chief executive of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, said in a statement. “This is great loss to the ANC (the African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party), the broader liberation movement and South Africa as a whole.”Tributes poured in for Kathrada, who was released from prison in October 1989 at the age of 60. Read more of this reportSource: Stuart Graham / AP(Visited 5 times, 5 visits today)Commentscomments
Accra – Until his recent election as President of Ghana, President Nana Akufo Ado made three unsuccessful attempts at attaining state power. Brumskine election as president of liberia." Brumskine, Akufo-Addo is also a lawyer. He returned to Liberia in 2003 with plans to run in the scheduled 2003 presidential election. Mr. Benoni Urey, head of the All Liberia Party met with Nana Ado’s predecessor John Mahama.
Monrovia - Judge Johannes Zlahn of Civil Law Court ‘B’, a man of outstanding and principled legal character, passed in his sleep at his home in Duport Road, Paynesville over the weekend, following regular chores at his home. Judge Zlahn served the Judiciary for less than 5 years after working in President Sirleaf office and the Law Reform Commission. He was lastly seen at the Civil Law Court “B” on Friday at 5:pm and later died Saturday at 12:noon. Judge Zlahn is survived by his wife and several children. "At the Judiciary, Judge Zlahn has made an immense contribution to the development of Liberian law.
Monrovia - The President of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), John Davies, says the economy of Liberia depends on the bank, adding that LBDI involvement in the economy is a clear evidence that they are boosting economic activities. "We are contributing to the Liberian economy and the LBDI is continuing to provide loans and other services to business entities in Liberia that are helping the country’s economy,” he said. Davies also called on his staff to be creative as the bank improves its service for its customers. The LBDI Bank recently improved its service with the introduction of the ATM. The bank’s head of credit, Othello Sherman described the seminar as an eye-opening, saying it would help to improve services at LBDI.
Monrovia - Finance Minister Boima Kamara says he sees great potential in the country’s revenue intake in the real estate section. He said he believes that the real estate sector has not been fully taxed. “Enhance domestic resource mobilization in Liberia is not just necessary, rather it is imperative to achieve the sustainable development goals as well as to sustain economic and infrastructure development whereas to build greater reliance on domestic resources,” Kamara said. With this in mind, I believe that domestic resource mobilization is an excellent way to kick up and one of such area which has not been fully tax is the real estate sector.”He further claimed that there is substantive potential for more revenue intake from the real estate sector. She said the community partnership for domestic resource mobilization project is also aimed at broadening the real property taxes through robust tax payers’ awareness and education outreaches, as well as stakeholder engagement.
The campus of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) near Kakata, Margibi County, was a scene of excitement last Friday when the administration broke ground for a new agriculture program. According to Jackson Paye, Chairman of BWI Board of Governors, the program is a borrowed idea from the Department of Agriculture at Columbia District University (CDU) in USA which he visited a few months ago. He assured government and partners that in the next few years, his administration would ensure that BWI becomes the next Center of Songhai, second to the one in Benin. The Songhai Center now covers more than 22 hectares of land and is mainly used both as a headquarters and an experimental site. Meanwhile Dr. Zinnah has reaffirmed the ministry’s commitment to build student capacity at BWI as a member of the Board.
Monrovia - Liberia’s two teenage athletes at the just ended Cross Country Championship in Kampala Uganda both underperformed during the day lone international Track and Field event that took place on Sunday March 26, 2017 at the Kololo Independence Grounds in the heart of Kampala. 18-year-old Lucy Massaquoi and 17-year Andrew Kpehe finished 93 and 96 among over 700 athletes from Africa, South America Asia and other parts of the world. Liberia’s representatives at the Cross Country Championship are expected back home later this week after another poor performance. The winner of the 2017 Kampala IAAF World Cross Country Championships will walk away with US$30,000. Besides Liberia, other African countries that are participating in the Cross Country Championships are The Gambia, Morocco, Algeria, Comoros Island, Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and host Uganda.
The Great Lawyer and Senator and two other Liberians living today are competing for the title or have each crowned themselves "Liberia's best lawyer"--Phillip Banks and Charles Brumskine. represented is now in court for bribery and suddenly, this great lawyer does not have or did destroy bank records of checks that he paid out? Will the great lawyer Varney Sherman, the "fish" end up on the dinner table or will he navigate the treacherous riverbank to find his way back into the river? And this is the trail and Sherman the great lawyer Varney Sherman now can’t produce the bank records or cancel checks? The corrupt Liberian judicial system is also on trial in this case and the kind of message the government wants to send to future "foreign investors."
The Minister of Foreign Affairs says the late Ambassador Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh (CAK) will be remembered for his versatility, eloquence, excellent deportment and patriotism. He sacrificed his personal pride for the service of his country. Before then, he also served as Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism and earlier, Assistant Minister for Public Affairs and Tourism, Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism. Others that paid tribute included the House of Representatives and his family, read by his son, Martin C. Alexwyn Karpeh. The late Ambassador Karpeh was laid to rest at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Brewerville, outside Monrovia.
Lucy, 18, crossed the finish-line at 93rd place in the 5K junior race on Sunday with a time of 27:41. Ethiopia took gold in the team event for junior men and Uganda clinched gold in junior men (individual). Kenya’s mixed relay team consisted of Asbel Kiprop (5:19), Wilfred Nzisa Mbithe (6:07), Bernard Kipkorir Koros (5:22) and Beatrice Chepkoech (5:58). Ethiopia’s Amdework Walelegn, who finished second in the junior race, cast blame on the Ugandan crowd. Ethiopia took gold in the women junior (individual event), as well as the junior men and women team events.
About 400 companies from the region have already invested over US$40 billion in Africa, and the province is confident that promoting international trade strengthens cultural relationship between them and African countries. “We are very confident and looking forward to improving corporations with African countries,” said Fan Zhi Geng, an official of Jiangsu Department of Commerce. XCGM is hoping that policies makers in African countries can exert more efforts to make their economy favorable for FDI. “We are keen to expand our copy rights with local publishers in African countries,” assured Jiangtao She, Vice President of Phoenix Printing Group. “The Factory in Namibia is only a start; we hope to do more in other African countries,” Jiangtao added.
Five minutes into the match the inform Nimba United winger Stanley Whitfield right foot shot was save by Allenton Sembeh. 26th minute United Captain Michael Fahnbulleh was yellow carded for pulling down Randy Dukuly a minute later David Tweh was booked for similar foul on Mustapha Lormall. Nimba United produced very little, despite their command of the ball, but it was BYC who were the more dangerous side through the attacking pace of David Tweh, Van-Dave and Randy Dukuly. Randy showed occasional signs of menace, forcing a fine save from Nimba United keeper Edmund Borloh after his header hit against the woodwork. Sessay took over from Emmanuel Kaykay who resigned as head coach of United after three months with the Mountaineers due to allege interference on technical matters from the Adolphus Dolo President and owner of Nimba United.