Monrovia – The administration of the United Methodist University (UMU) on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, expelled five of its students involved in a nude video saga that has gone viral on the social media. In relation to the nude video saga, on October 22, 2018, police charged four students with the crime of dissemination of obscene materials. According to Dr. Coleman, the unwholesome acts of the five students have brought a serious embarrassment to the university. “The administration of the UMU is deeply troubled and shocked by the said distasteful event, particularly as a Christian institution owned by the United Methodist Church,” UMU Interim President said. “The university is, therefore, advising all students to govern themselves accordingly to ensure good moral character,” he warned.
November 01, 2018 09:45 UTC
Sackie was then an eighth grader of the Don Bosco Technical High School in Sinkor. The headline, Man Without A Face, was coined by Rodney D. Sieh from Mel Gibson’s 1993 summer flick “The Man Without a Face. A Liberian medical doctor, based in the United States, shared Sackie’s story and got offers from some surgical hospitals. He would continue his education in the United States, graduating high school and enrolled at a community college where he studied chemistry, with a concentration in biochemistry. A year shy of completing his undergraduate degree, Sackie passed on the football pitch on October 30, 2018, following a massive heart attack.
November 01, 2018 08:25 UTC
The Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) has announced the resumption of its ambulance service in Monrovia and its immediate environs to help extend assistance to residents in who often get stranded, especially at night, when emergency situations occur. “Significant progress has been made since we took over the new leadership of the Liberian Red Cross. The Red Cross is also soliciting support from corporate institutions, and donors for further partnership in sustaining the services and reaching further. It runs a Maternal Newborn Child Health (MNCH) service including immunization, an outpatient department/OPD and family planning, along with a diagnostic laboratory and ambulance service for timely referral of critical cases. “We have observed the misuse of the Red Cross emblem on drug stores, ambulances, pharmacies, etc.
October 31, 2018 02:26 UTC
Chamber President Wendell Addy calls on business community to rally and advocate for a transparent justice systemOfficials of the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC), who were elected recently by their colleagues, have been sworn into office by the United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador assigned to Liberia, David Belgrove. Shortly after the swearing in, LCC president Addy said the Chamber is “the pillar” of the business community. Addy said the Chamber is here to stand as the voice of the business community, to negotiate or mediate. “We continue to request the investment community to stand with us as our strategic partner and fully participate in setting the agenda going forth,” he added. Commerce Minister Prof. Wilson Tarpeh said the Liberia Chamber of Commerce is an important angle for the government.
October 31, 2018 02:26 UTC
Reggie Holder, Ken Best Celebrate Birthdays in CroziervilleCrozierville, the hometown of veteran Liberian journalist Kenneth Y. Immersed in the pool of love and God’s favor, KYB held the hand of his Church mate, Reginald Holder, whose birthday was on Thursday, October 24, in a highly spirited and grand celebration of their natal days at Christ Episcopal Church, Crozierville. In a related development, Daily Observer reporter Gloria Tamba, shares the October 28 natal day with Mr. Best, this being her 25th birth anniversary. “Working with Mr. Best for the past six years means a lot to me. Reginald Holder and KYB were later gowned by their children, respectively.
October 30, 2018 02:29 UTC
Do I look like somebody to say I’m 80 years [and that] I cannot remember? You have a foolish paper here that is always doing sensational things, and those sensational things are not true. “I am very strong, my mind is functioning well and so that’s tricky propaganda and nobody should listen to that.”The former President explained that when she met with the investigative team, she told them everything she knows about the alleged missing billions. Go and read the records and if you need clarification of the records, then you come back to me.” she told the BBC. This is the second international highest honor Madam Sirleaf has received so far since she stepped down as President of Liberia at the end of her second term in January this year.
October 30, 2018 02:26 UTC
Superintendent orders road closed to trafficThe bridge over St. John River connecting Kokoyah Statutory District in Bong County with Compound #3 ‘C’ in Grand Bassa County have become a near death trap, the Superintendent of Kokoyah Statutory District Conde Yallah has confirmed. Since that time, the bridge has not been reconditioned,” Supt. The St. John River Bridge which links the two counties has paralyzed commercial activity due to its bad state. “The bridge is deteriorating by the day; it is now a death trap. This St. John River Bridge is significant for us, because that is the only road that leads from this part of Bong County to Grand Bassa County.
October 30, 2018 02:26 UTC
Appeals for increment of teachers’ salariesThe leadership of the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) has welcomed President George Weah’s recent pronouncement of tuition-free for all undergraduate students at the University of Liberia, and all other public colleges across the country. The Association described the President’s decision as one in the right direction for which all well-meaning Liberians should commend him and the entire student populace, “because the move will go a long way in bringing relief to students who can not afford to continue their education at the university level due to the lack of money to underwrite the cost of tuition.”In this regard, members of the association recalled that in recent time, the government has put smile on the faces of the students when it underwrote the cost of the exams administered annually by the Monrovia National Office of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) to all senior high school students across the country. According to the NTAL, this was also a clear indication that the government’s Pro-poor Agenda is also intended to bring relief to the student community, and to improve the education sector. The association believes that President Weah deserves commendation for his “farsightedness in making sure that the economic burden of students is reduced. The NTAL at the same time, wants the government to go beyond by ensuring that all teachers in the system get their just benefit by giving them attractive salaries commensurate to their qualification.
October 30, 2018 02:15 UTC
Some 30 African countries subscribing to the membership of the African Tax Administration Forum have concluded a four-day meeting in Gaborone, Botswana, agreeing in one accord to prevail on African governments to encourage domestic resource mobilization for development and discourage aid dependency. The meeting applauded the ATAF for its technical assistance work, new Technical Assistance Policy and its plans to cover all taxes and related systems. Participants called on the ATAF to develop an online platform for members to share best practices and solve technical issues. This forms the basis for developing ATAF policy briefs (‘upstream’ work) and tools for strengthening legislation and developing systems. To reinforce DRM, the meeting discussed the opportunities for improving voluntary compliance in African tax systems and the challenges of a large informal economy.
October 30, 2018 02:15 UTC
Besides, the ministry contended that Ja’neh has not shown anywhere that the House of Representatives has exceeded its jurisdiction. The Ministry also argued that Article 71 of the Constitution was not debatable because members of the Lower House was merely exercising an authority and power vested in it by the Constitution when it commenced impeachment proceedings against Justice Ja’neh. Article 71 provides that, “The Chief Justice and Associates Justices of the Supreme Court and the judges of subordinate courts of record shall hold office during good behavior. “At the time Ja’neh filed the petition, the lawmakers were just conducting their own investigation to determine whether or not to prefer charges against Ja’neh,” they emphasized. On the contrary, the ministry asked the court not to interfere with the lawmakers’ exercising their constitutional duties.
October 29, 2018 02:26 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s House Speaker Bhofal chambers says the United States agents probing the missing L$16 billion will fail if they attempt to include members of the House of Representatives in the investigation. Any other institution cannot invite this legislature; this legislature is under constitutional obligation to call anybody for questioning. “Basically, when people say bring back out money it’s noise because to say bring our money means you know where the containers are,” he added. The House speaker has also played down claims that the legislature is demanding U$10K in order to return to special sessions. That was before the United States Embassy near Monrovia agreed to independently investigation the saga.
October 19, 2018 02:03 UTC
IT WAS AT THIS CHARITY ORGANIZATION that the teenage girls, as young as 10, were allegedly raped by the More Than Me’s co-founder. These protesters’ call for justice against this NGO should be welcomed and appreciated by every lover of rule of law. ACCORDING TO THE NEW YORK CITY-based investigative newsroom, this “acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, she decided to do all she could to help those vulnerable girls she had come across on Monrovia’s streets as she moved around in those early days. Frontpagaafrica Wants To Remind the Liberian government to use this as an opportunity to advance its continued commitment to Liberian women and girls and urges it to keep ensuring adequate laws and mechanisms are in place to protect Liberian women and girls at all times from inhumane experiences.
October 19, 2018 01:57 UTC
Senator Johnson and businessman Cooper have been embroiled in counter allegations in recent monthsMonrovia – Bomi County Senator Sando Johnson is alleging that James Cooper, a Liberian businessman in the production of rubber, is a scandalous businessman. But Senator Johnson claims the businessman is using the rubber processing setup to dubbed banks and investors, something he claims will ruin the chances of several Liberians entrepreneurs if not curb. The Bomi County Senator disclosed that he was instrumental in assisting Cooper to get loan and technical assistance for his rubber-processing factory. He promised to make documentarty evidence available to the media upon his arrival as means of refuting the allegations by the Bomi County Senator. Meanwhile, the Bomi County Senator has clarified that he is not against the growth of Liberian businesses but added that he will not allow fraudulent business to get away.
October 19, 2018 01:33 UTC
Associate Justice Nagbe (pictured) is the newest on the Supreme Court Bench; he previously served as Senator when the bill to impeach Justice Ja’neh was introduced at the House of RepresentativesMonrovia – Former Sinoe County Senator now Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe has contested calls for him to recuse himself from the Supreme Court Bench during the hearing of the impeachment proceeding against Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. Report By: Kennedy L.Yangian [email protected]Associate Justice Nagbe, the newest Supreme Court Associate Justice, reaction was made at the Supreme Court Thursday, October 19, when lawyers representing the legal interest of the embattled Associate Justice Ja’neh, called for his recusal during the resumption of the proceeding at the Supreme Court. Arthur Johnson, who spoke on behalf of the team of lawyers representing Associate Justice Ja’neh drew the high court’s attention when he called for the recusal of Associate Justice Nagbe from the case. Before he was appointed Associate Justice, Nagbe was a Senator in the Liberian Senate and had taken part in the discussions on the proceedings of Justice Ja’neh’s impeachment. The two lawmakers accused the Associate Justice of multiple counts, including alleged corruption and the wanton abuse of public office.
October 19, 2018 01:07 UTC
Liberia’s Comptroller General Janga Augustus Kowo says governmnet employees will enroll into the system voluntarilyMonrovia – The government of Liberia on Thursday October 18, 2018 announced that the new system of Mobile Money Payment being rolled out to spending entities is to intended to reduce cost in getting salary across the country to employees. The Mobile Money Unit within the Department of Fiscal Affairs was created to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency in salary payment process, Kowo said. However, the Comptroller and Accountant General said the service will only affect the 20 percent Liberian Dollars portion of civil servants salaries for those that are on special allowance. He clarified that employees will enroll into the system voluntarily, adding that the process has already been tested on teachers and health workers and that it is effective and avoids the many constrains. The service, Kowo added, is an alternative or optional mode of salary payment to Civil Servants and not compulsory, adding, “It is absolutely not mandatory.”
October 19, 2018 00:56 UTC