Weeks made the disclosure over the weekend during an interaction with journalists on the university’s Fendell Campus outside Monrovia. She also revealed plans to augment UL’s online registration and break ground for a US$2.3 million dormitory for 1st and 2nd-year medical students. The UL president said the school has planned over the last couple of years to introduce online registration, which a special committee is looking into. She blamed lack of resources as the obstacle to augmenting online registration at the university. Weeks said the banks allow students to expedite their registration, instead of going to the campus and waiting for three days.
December 08, 2017 02:26 UTC
The B. W. Harris Episcopal School Alumni Association in the United States (BWHESAA-USA), has ‘given back’ to its alma mater several computers and other educational materials. Also known as “The DC Metro Chapter,” the organization said the donation was intended to improve learning at the Episcopal-run high school. The provision of advanced technology and scholarship opportunities to the students of B.W. Harris School,” Sackey said. Harris Alumni-USA Chapter for the kind gesture.
December 08, 2017 02:15 UTC
Cece United Football Academy (CUFA) has added to its rank of officials a Canadian based Liberian coach, Ansumana Keita, as Technical Advisor and International Representative (Goodwill Ambassador) in the Americas. In response to his appointment, Keita expressed gratitude to the academy and promised to work in the best interest of the kids at the academy. Coach Keita, who is currently the Master Coach at the Paris Saint-German Academy in Canada, has worked in the grassroots football sector for over 15 years as technical director and coach. “I’m very much honored to be appointed by Cece United as Technical Adviser and International Representative in the Americas. The grassroots football tactician is one of the organizers of the pending Alphonso Armah Youth Football Tournament that is expected to kickoff on December 17 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
December 08, 2017 02:03 UTC
The Supreme Court of Liberia has finally ruled out that there will be ‘No Rerun’ citing the lack of sufficient evidence, and further ordered the National Elections Commission to make all preparations that will accelerate the runoff election. Reading the opinion on behalf of the Bench, Associate Justice Philip A. “In the absence of sufficient evidence, the court cannot order a re-run of the election,” Justice Philip Banks said, reading out the court’s decision. He said, the Supreme Court cannot speculate that since it was proven that fraud and irregularities occurred at some polling places, it occurred Nationwide. Hundreds of Liberians as early 8am this morning gathered on the grounds of the Temple of Justice, the seat of the Supreme Court to witness the final ruling from the highest court of the land.
December 07, 2017 18:13 UTC
Monrovia – The Supreme Court of Liberia says it cannot and should not be expected to rule for a rerun of the entire October 10 elections, taking into consideration insufficient evidence to prove wide spread fraud and the consequence such decision could have on the country. Reading the opinion on behalf of the Bench, Associate Justice Philip A. Banks, III, said though it was proven by the Appellants (Liberty and Unity Party), the evidence did not have the magnitude to prove that such fraud and irregularities were wide spread. He said, the Supreme Court cannot speculate that since it was proven that fraud and irregularities occurred at some polling places, it occurred nation wide. RELATED: Supreme Court Acknowledges Irregularities in October 10 Elections, But Says Evidence Not Weighty for Rerun
December 07, 2017 17:37 UTC
Monrovia – The Supreme Court has opined that the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) should have recused himself from the hearing of the Appeal filed by the Liberty and Unity Party having made utterances which were prejudicial to the case. The Supreme Court noted that the Board of Commissioners failed to refute the comments during their ruling, rather, noted his comments could not influence the Board’s decision. However, the Supreme Court noted that there is a certainly a point, where the chairman has to dissect the two major roles which he plays as chairman of the Commission and head of a legal appeal body. Justice Banks noted that the comments made by the Chairman were prejudicial to the proceeding even before the case could come before the Board. According to the Supreme Court, the NEC Board of Commissioners were in serious error by denying the motion for recusal filed by the parties.
December 07, 2017 16:41 UTC
Monrovia – The Supreme Court of Liberia is heavily guarded by officers of the police as Justices prepare to hand down their opinion and final ruling into the Bill of Exception filed against the final ruling of the National Elections Commission. The two political parties alleges the October 10 elections were characterized by fraud and irregularities, and was therefore short of the minimum standards for free, fair and transparent elections. The parties are calling for a rerun of the election. The runoff election, which was originally scheduled for November 7, has since been delayed, pending a final outcome of the case. Today’s ruling will determine whether Liberia will go for a runoff or a rerun of the October 10 vote.
December 07, 2017 15:00 UTC
Speaking at ceremony marking the turnover of the educational materials to the school, the Liaison of the B.W. Harris School,” said Mr. Sackey. Harris School, Mr. Hilary Collins, to BWHESAA-USA’s National Chair Joanna Hawah Freeman Richards about the need to advance learning at institution (B.W. Harris School). Receiving the donated educational equipment, the Principal of the School, Mr. Hilary W. Collins, lauded the B.W.
December 07, 2017 07:30 UTC
If this should happened, it will be a slap in the face of modern democracy and grave injustice to the Liberian people. The rule of law is an integral part of Liberia’s democracy but it should not be used to the detriment of its citizenry. Hence, it is our hope that the Supreme Court will rule in the interest of the Liberian people come Thursday, 7 December. The Liberian students’ community of both Ghana and Nigeria are very concern about the inconvenience socio-political situation in Liberia that have kept our country economic activities static for some time. This stagnant nature of our economy is also felt by us – students, since many students here relied on sponsoring organizations and their parents or relatives for survivor on campuses.
December 07, 2017 07:07 UTC
Medica Liberia, a local nongovernmental organization wants the media and religious community to join the fight in ending Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the educational sector of the country. The launching ceremony brought together over 200 community actors, health workers and students working with Medica Liberia in helping to end SGBV and GBV in the Country. The 16 Days of Activism is about awareness raising in ending violence against women and girls in Liberia and the rest of the world. For their part, community actors thanked Medica Liberia for her continuous support to fight in ending GBV in the country. They also promised to take the message to their communities in helping to end SGBV and GBV in Liberia so that women and girls can live freely.
December 07, 2017 04:52 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia National Red Cross (LNRC) has donated several assorted items to authorities of the Monrovia Central Prison (MCP). The items, which were given to the Bureau of Corrections and Rehabilitation (BCR), included 100 mats, bath soap, 100 blankets, laundry soap, chlorine and gloves. “Three weeks ago, we received a communication from the LNP requesting us to donate some items to the MCP." Receiving the items, Prison Superintendent Varney Lake lauded LNRC for identifying with the MCP and described the donation as significant. Lake promised that the items would be used for their intended purposes.
December 07, 2017 04:30 UTC
Monrovia – For years, Gardea Mayon alias Canon D’Bosz, has been filming and producing the music of Gospel artists, but is now venturing in movie production. “I have a real passion for producing videos and pictures. Canon D’Bosz said the movie is a unique story, which will create awareness and will be attached to most lives. “Our movie industry has gone through a lot but this industry can bounce back by starting to produce movie of high quality,” he stated. MJM founder added that the company will work diligently at developing African talents that meet the standards of the movie industry and the demands of the global market.
December 07, 2017 04:30 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberian delegation to partake in Orate Africa Championship Leg - I prestigious international High School Debate competition has alarmed budgetary constraints would likely prevent them from partaking in the debate if nobody comes to their aid. The championship is organized by an acclaimed South African-base institution called Orate Africa Trust. Devine said, this year, which is the 2nd edition, will be hosted by Ranfontein High School, Gauteng Province, South Africa from the 7th to the 16th of December2017. He called on all well meaning Liberians to rally around the team in lifting the Liberia flag high. “To All well-meaning Liberians, Liberia delegation faith is now tied to raising US$9,250.00 only on December 6, 2017 if they will represent the mother Land at this prestigious international championship,” he said.
December 07, 2017 04:07 UTC
Monrovia – A chaplain at the Supreme Court has prayed that anyone using a phone to call any of the Justices in order to interfere with the opinion of the court on the elections case, those numbers should be blocked. Report by Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo, This email address is being protected from spambots. Brown offered this prayer recently at the opening of the court just before the Bill of Exception arguments. His prayer had everyone present in the court, for the hearing, giggling. Before he had prayed, he urged the Court’s Justices to read Proverb 29: 4-6.
December 07, 2017 04:07 UTC
The request was made Wednesday, December 6, 2017 during final argument into complaint of malpractice filed before the hearing officer of the National Election Commission (NEC) Cllr. “I am not the one who changed the election result of the district. Jallah Barbu argued that there was no other result from the district except the result posted in the district by Magistrate Monmia that declared incumbent lawmaker Garrison Yealu. “Your honor, the action by NEC to change the election result of Nimba County District # 4 should not be a problem; it was not criminal but purely administrative,” Cllr. Barbu who said the change was intended to cheat the other party (Yealue) because the NEC election result from District # 4 on the website is quiet different from the one posted in the county.
December 07, 2017 03:45 UTC