By Paul Milo | email@example.com |Two men were arrested for practicing dentistry without a license out of a pair of Linden apartments, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan said Wednesday. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation last year after a woman told Linden police she had paid the men nearly $1,000 for work done over the course of several visits. The woman later developed a severe oral infection, according to Assistant Prosecutor Shawn Barnes. Too often they also place the health of their client victims in jeopardy with substandard techniques and sterilization methods,” Monahan said. Authorities did not say if the men held dentistry licenses in other countries.
February 08, 2018 01:30 UTC
The Millsburg Outreach International Incorporated has donated several desks worth thousands of United States Dollars to the Millsburg Public School in the township of Millsburg, Mintserrado County in collaboration with Montserrado County District 17 Representative Hanson Keizolu. The Millsburg Commissioner and other citizens pleaded with Representative Kiazolu to make some interventions to help address the prevailing situation. They also launched an appeal to Representative Kiazolu to replace the school three wooding doors to steel gates to ensure security at the facility. Representative Kiazolu said the groundbreaking for the school will be held shortly after the town people have informed him on an appropriate date. He challenged the Millsburg residents to undertake communal agriculture program where farmers can network for the benefit the majority of the community through desire projects.
February 07, 2018 19:41 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II, on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations for the month of February. Ambassador Brown took over the chairmanship from the Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea, Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba who served for the month of January. As Chairman, Ambassador Brown will coordinate the affairs of the African group and serve as its official spokesperson at all United Nations events including meetings and high level conferences. During his tenure as Chairman, the African group will participate in ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on UN Security Council reforms and convene a retreat of Permanent Representatives of African Missions to the United Nations from February 23-24. The retreat, meant to enhance the effectiveness, unity, cohesion and solidarity of the Group will be held under the theme: Working towards African driven and Africa led Reform process at the United Nations: Maximizing Africa's impact and influence.
February 07, 2018 19:07 UTC
Monrovia – President George Weah has withdrawn the nomination of his Minister of Justice/Attorney General following multiple staining media reports on his integrity. President Weah made the withdrawal on February 7, 2018 in an official communication to the Senate Pro-Temp Hon. Charles Gibson was amongst the first batch of nominees named by the President on Jan. 22 but his confirmation was delayed by the Senate until his withdrawal. Gibson recently enjoyed justice tampered with mercy when the Supreme Court lifted a his suspension from the direct and indirect practice of law within the bailiwick of Liberia. According to our sources, President Weah is contemplating nominating Cllr.
February 07, 2018 17:26 UTC
By: Jessica Neuwirth | Special for CNN |(CNN) Three countries with the highest prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) – Sierra Leone, Mali and Sudan – have yet to ban it. It is a form of subjugation, and it has affected over 200 million women and girls around the world. But unlike many other forms of violence and discrimination, FGM is one where great progress has been made over the past few decades. In January, Liberia was the latest country to introduce a ban – albeit for only one year and girls under 18. Nigerian Facebook user posts graphic photos of female circumcisionNigerian Facebook user posts graphic photos of female circumcisionLiberia follows the positive momentum of 2015 when FGM was banned in both Nigeria and The Gambia.
February 07, 2018 08:03 UTC
As a democratically elected president, the President Weah has all right and authority to commission a full audit of all revenues collected and government expenditures and to ascertain the veracity of the report submitted by his predecessor. And the majority of those impacted by the civil war were ordinary indigenous Liberians whose socioeconomic status has been stagnant for more than century. Since the cessation of hostilities after the civil war (1989-2003), many Liberians who were forced into exile remain in refugee camps around West Africa. We must commend President Weah for his goodwill in leading the way in bringing about austerity measures. In conclusion, Liberians are wary of bold face false promises.
February 07, 2018 07:57 UTC
By Amanda Farinacci | NY1.com |With their hands raised in the air, members of the Staten Island Democratic Committee overwhelmingly voted Tuesday night to endorse Max Rose as their candidate for Congress. The 31-year-old war veteran was one of seven candidates hoping to win the party’s backing for the Congressional seat representing Staten Island and a slice of Southern Brooklyn. National Democrats have identified the seat as one that they hope to win back, tapped as part of its so-called “Red to Blue” program. That support and an aggressive fundraising campaign have helped Rose raise more than $800,000 for his campaign war chest. Read more of this storySource: NY1.com(Visited 11 times, 11 visits today)Commentscomments
February 07, 2018 07:47 UTC
The conflict in Yemen has ravaged the country’s infrastructure, leading to catastrophes such as the recent cholera crisis. An astonishing 25 per cent of dialysis patients in Yemen have died every year since conflict began in 2015. More dialysis supplies, functioning dialysis machines, and funding for staff salaries are urgently needed to ensure the mortality rate does not rise further for Yemen’s 4,400 renal failure patients. “The urgent needs of dialysis patients underscore how conflict has devastated Yemen’s health care system, negatively affecting many people with long-term health concerns,” said ICRC’s head of delegation in Yemen, Alexandre Faite. The ICRC supports five dialysis centers in Yemen namely in Sanaa, Aden, Shabwa, Mahwitt and Hajja.
February 07, 2018 07:30 UTC
Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations His Excellency Ambassador Lewis Garseedah Brown, II, on Tuesday took over the chairmanship of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations for the month of February. According to a dispatch from the United States, Ambassador Brown took over the chairmanship from the Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea, His Excellency Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba who served for the month of January. In response, Ambassador Brown thanked the former Chairman for his commitment and dedication to the work of the African group and assured that he would…As Chairman, Ambassador Brown will coordinate the affairs of the African group and serve as its official spokesperson at all United Nations events including meetings and high level conferences. During his tenure as Chairman, the African group will participate in ongoing intergovernmental negotiations on UN Security Council reforms and convene a retreat of Permanent Representatives of African Missions to the United Nations from February 23-24. The retreat, meant to enhance the effectiveness, unity, cohesion and solidarity of the Group will be held under the theme: Working towards African driven and Africa led Reform process at the United Nations: Maximizing Africa’s impact and influence.
February 07, 2018 07:07 UTC
Gbarnga City – People in Bong County are raising serious concerns over appointments being made by President George Weah without the inclusion of natives Bong County. With over 150 appointments made so far, there is no notable person from Bong County being appointed, especially in ministerial and Managing Director positions. Even though several sons and daughters of Bong County have submitted resumes, which have been submitted to the President’s office, yet none has been appointed. He is among 27 Bong residents who have one or two master degrees that formed a group dubbed “Bong County Agenda” platform. This admittedly confirms the exclusion of Bong County.
February 07, 2018 03:22 UTC
Moses Y. Kollie, the Minister of Labor-designate, has accused Commissioner General Elfrieda Tamba of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) of ‘Bad labor Practice,’ and said if he is confirmed, he would ensure that no one is above the law. “I observed as a lawmaker over 12 years that the LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Tamba exhibited bad labor practices,” Kollie told the hearing committee. “If I am confirmed as a minister, I will ensure that nobody is above the labor law including authorities at the LRA. The 10 employees were dismissed in June 2015 after they were transferred from the then Ministry of Finance to the LRA. Tiawan Gongloe, filed a writ of prohibition to Supreme Court Justice-In–Chamber Kabineh Ja’neh against LRA Commissioner Tamba’s alleged refusal to reinstate them.
February 07, 2018 02:26 UTC
By Lippe Nyanteh (UL Student Assignment)Following a recent fire incident in Red Light, Paynesville, another incident has again occurred there around the UL bus stop leaving thousands of dollars of properties damaged and several persons distressed. The chairman of the gas dealers in the area told journalists that following the incident they immediately called the Liberia National Fire Service, whose delay was a source of disappointment. George Bassie, however, lauded the arrival of the AFL and UNMIL fire service teams for their quick response before the arrival of the Liberia National Fire Service. The incident, which has left several persons distressed, is not the first of its kind so far this year in Red Light. Meanwhile, there was no report of death in the fire incident, and authorities of the Liberian National Police are investigating to establish its cause.
According to VOA, three quarters of women among India’s Dawoodi Bohra sect have also undergone FGM, a practice of female circumcision. The study was published after officials said there was no data to support the existence of FGM in the country. The Dawoodi Bohra Women’s Association for Religious Freedom said the study did not represent the views of most Bohra women. Traditional women who practice the act told researchers, as reported by the VOA, how they have cut thousands of girls. “The study has not just proven FGM does exist in India, but also shows how harmful it is.
He won by one vote against Ade Wede Kekuleh—the only female candidate in the race, from the 21 votes cast. The elections were held at the WE-CARE Library, owned by the WE-CARE Foundation, Incorporated, on Carey and Gurley Streets, Monrovia. “I write every day and that’s what persuaded the majority of LAW members to cast their votes for me,” Dweh bragged. Dweh, who joined LAW in 2011, said that his leadership will make the association more visible to the public and other parts of the world. “For a week, my leadership will organize reading sessions and drama performances based on plays by LAW members, as well as other writers from the outside.
SRSG Zarif lauded the young political leaders for their energy and time in acquiring knowledge that helped during the just ended elections, which will continue to help them during their political journey. Eddie D. Jarwolo, Executive Director for NAYMOTE-Liberia, said after several years, his organization was able to identify that Liberia lacked leadership, especially political leadership. Director Jarwolo indicated that the young political leadership school was established to build young political leaders that will lead Liberia in such a way that citizens will feel that they have a government. Today, he said, “We have thirty three outstanding young political leaders from five political parties. Dr. Anthony S. Chan, USAID Mission Director, also expressed gratitude to the NAYMOTE family for taking on such an initiative to build the capacity of young people, especially young political leaders.