Monrovia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Monday received Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Executive Governor of Imo State in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. For his part, the Executive Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha thanked President Sirleaf for receiving his delegation and provided some vital information about himself and the Rochas Foundation. “Madam President, I am the current Governor of Imo State as well as the Founder and President of Rochas Foundation." Governor Okorocha also informed President Sirleaf that on the occasion marking his 55th birthday on September 29, the National Assembly of Imo State has approved to have President Sirleaf honored with the State’s highest honor (Grand Chancellor of the State of Imo). Important events of the 55th Birthday celebration of the Imo State Governor will include a Book presentation, commissioning of the Rochas Foundation Africa College and the First Imo Merit Awards.
September 13, 2017 02:03 UTC
Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County – An organization responsible for Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion in Liberia has been lauded by the rural women and girls of Sinje district for its role in the promotion of Sexual health in the country. The Planned Parenthood Association of Liberia (PPAL) have been lauded for its efforts in supporting the community by providing adequate Sexual and Reproductive Health information and material benefits to the rural women in that part. Speaking to this Paper, the women have expressed their gratitude to PPAL during the distribution of traditional - made sanitary pads to the girls and women of Sinje district. This she says facilitates the spread of germs or diseases to rural women and girls especially through the methods they use. Also speaking, the community leader, Mr. Siaffa J. Perry, extends his gratitude on behalf of the rural women and community for the level of work PPAL is carrying on in the district.
September 13, 2017 02:03 UTC
Williams tells women’s group in BuchananEddie Williams, protocol and communications officer of Grand Bassa County, has urged women and girls to take advantage of every available opportunity to empower themselves. Mr. Williams said, “In terms of decision-making in Liberia, women have not done enough for themselves, citing the number of female lawmakers in the legislature and the number that registered as potential voters with their male counterparts.”“The government of Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has done more to empower Liberian women and to give them a voice among the men,” Williams added. Imam Mohammed L. Gaytaweh of the Vai Town mosque in Buchanan, said he wants men to respect the rights of women and treat them with love and kindness. “Let the women have their will, let the women have their freedom. We must give our women free will,” he said.
September 13, 2017 02:03 UTC
Mr. Massaley, a veteran Liberian journalist, who currently resides in the US, will speak on the ALJA 2017 Convention theme, The Rule of Law: Recipe for a Peaceful and Stable Liberia at the Association’s Annual Benefit Banquet. Mr. Sandy said Mr. Massaley is in a better position to explain to his fellow journalists what it means to have a peaceful and stable country having served them as PUL President during Liberia's tumultuous period. This year's convention activities, Mr. Sandy noted, will also include the election of new corps of officers for the next two years in line with the Association's elections guidelines. Mr. Gardea V. Woodson, ALJA current National Secretary General is not seeking re-election. ALJA last national leadership election was conducted in October 2015 in New Castle, Delaware.
September 13, 2017 01:59 UTC
Monrovia - UNAIDS Country Director accredited to Liberia Dr. Miriam Chipimo has reaffirmed the UN coordinating body of the AIDS response support to the Liberia Network of Persons Living with HIV (LibNeP+) in the country. Dr. Chipimo made the declaration over the weekend, during the Network’s regular Quarterly Association Meeting, hosted at UNAIDS Country Office. Dr. Chipimo said UNAIDS remains fully committed to supporting persons living with HIV globally and those in Liberia are no exception. To reach there, the UNAIDS Country Director challenged LibNeP+ to advance progress on reducing stigma and discrimination in the country. "Design programs that include community dialogues to generate a paradigm shift - to supportive perceptions and responses towards persons living with HIV and their families,” Dr. Chipimo noted.
September 13, 2017 01:52 UTC
Monrovia - The Supreme Court on Monday, September 12, 2017 dismissed the appeal filed by Nimba County District #9 Representative Candidate Dr. Michael Slewion against the National Elections Commission’s (NEC) decision to reject him. The Board of Commissioners of NEC after another hearing with Dr. Slewion, again found him liable for violating the Code of Conduct for public officials, but Slewion objected to the NEC Board of Commissioners’ ruling and filed an appeal to the Supreme Court for its intervention. During argument into the appeal of Slewion last week, his lawyer told the Supreme Court that he not a presidential appointee as alleged, giving the NEC no basis to deny his candidacy. Dr. Michael Slewion is the second public officials wishing to contest the upcoming legislative elections to be rejected by NEC based on the code of conduct and appeal to the Supreme Court dismissed. The first public official to be rejected by NEC based on the code of conduct for public officials was Assistant Postal Affairs Minister Abu Kamara.
Monrovia – The 2017 edition of The Annual Youth Education and Empowerment Summit (AYEESummit) has ended at The Farmington Hotel, Margibi County. Over 120 delegates from 22 countries across Africa, Europe, the Americas and Middle East attended the conference aimed at bringing young people together from around the world to discuss issues about youth empowerment and education as well as other challenges facing the youthful population. At the close of the conference, delegates signed various resolutions to be submitted to stakeholders in the areas of education and youth empowerment. He said the new partnership has paved the way for the hosting of the AYEE Summit 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda, East Africa. AYEE Summit is an initiative of Youth Coalition for Education Liberia (YOCEL), co-organized by Volunteers Hub Liberia and Youth Crime Watch Liberia in collaboration with Plan International.
Buchanan, Grand Bassa County - Women Initiative for Self Help (WISH) Liberia, Inc. has ended a two-day workshop on its nine months project title, ‘Rescue My Sister,’ in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. “Let the women have their will, let the women have their freedom. “I want to call on all men to stop violence against women” he concluded. “The government of Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has done more to empower Liberian women and to give them voice among men in Liberia and the global community” he stated. The ‘Rescue My Sister’ project is funded by AmplifyChange-UK and implemented by Women Initiative for Self Help (WISH) Liberia Inc.
AFTER SEVERAL FAILED ATTEMPTS TO resuscitate, then came the creation of the Partnership School of Liberia pilot a new approach to education. Students at PSL schools learned more, received more instruction, and were happier at school than students at traditional public schools. Teachers in PSL schools were more likely to be at school, on-task, and engaged in instruction,” the report stated. “STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS scored 0.18 standard deviations higher in English and 0.18 standard deviations higher in mathematics compared to students in regular public schools. “STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS spent roughly twice as long learning each week, when taking into account reduced absenteeism, increased time on task, and longer school days in PSL schools,” the report furthered.
New York, 12 September 2017[As delivered]Excellencies,Ladies and Gentlemen,Let me begin by once again congratulating our new President of the General Assembly Miroslav Lajčák. We all agree that the United Nations must do even more to adapt and deliver. Yesterday, I launched a roadmap for achieving gender parity throughout the United Nations, at all levels. I appeal to you to put forward women candidates for vacancies. May the 72nd session of the General Assembly take bold steps to seize those opportunities as we continue to serve “we the peoples”.
September 12, 2017 21:33 UTC
As Liberians eagerly await the successful holding of their Country’s 2017 general and presidential elections on October 10, 2017, with 28 more days remaining, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whose presidential exit is getting closer come January, 2018, the President is urging authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) to accentuate the importance of the pending elections. She emphasized the importance of the elections particularly for those who have responsibilities at the level of the National Elections Commission (NEC.) She noted Liberia did not get the kind of support anticipated from partners for the 2017 elections. She however reiterated government’s continued support to free, fair and credible elections. President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf spoke yesterday when she commissioned the Executive Director of the National Elections Commission (NEC), C. A. Lamin Lighe.
September 12, 2017 16:21 UTC
Welcoming the three separate delegations including authorities of the Liberia National Police led by Inspector General Gregory O.W. Coleman on the compound of the Commission, National Elections Commission, the Co-Chairperson of NEC Cllr. For her part, UNDP Acting County Director Rokya Ye Dieng the grant is intended to support the deployment of police and other civilian security personnel to provide security during the October elections. The UNDP Acting Boss expressed appreciation to the people of Japan for supporting Liberia and to the Government of Liberia for seeing the UNDP as a key and faithful partner in its historic transformation process. Accepting the gesture, a fund also to be managed by the UNDP, Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman described the Japanese Government as a proven and trusted partner who has over the years demonstrated this trust.
September 12, 2017 16:18 UTC
By CHOE SANG-HUN|SEOUL, South Korea — The last time South Korea is known to have plotted to assassinate the North Korean leadership, nothing went as planned. In the late 1960s, after North Korean commandoes tried to ransack the presidential palace in Seoul, South Korea secretly trained misfits plucked from prison or off the streets to sneak into North Korea and slit the throat of its leader, Kim Il-sung. Now, as Mr. Kim’s grandson, Kim Jong-un, accelerates his nuclear missile program, South Korea is again preparing to target the North’s leadership. A day after North Korea conducted its sixth — and by far most powerful — nuclear test this month, the South Korean defense minister, Song Young-moo, told lawmakers in Seoul that a special forces “decapitation unit” would be established by the end of the year. The military has been retooling helicopters and transport planes to penetrate North Korea at night so that the forces, known as the Spartan 3000, can carry out raids.
September 12, 2017 15:11 UTC
The Liberia Diabetes Center (LDC) over the weekend provided free diabetes testing services to over twenty residents of the Borough of New Kru Town on Bushrod Island in Monrovia. The aim of the test was to help people of that community become aware of the painless nature of the test that can determine an individual’s sugar as well as oxygen and blood levels. Mr. Jeegbe said the borough of New Kru Town is made up of 25 communities with a huge population, adding that the LDC is determined to create more awareness to get people to work with the center. Speaking on the free test, he said the people were delighted about the diabetes tests and the beneficiaries expressed appreciation to LDC for the free service. The LDC’s chief executive officer, John Momoh, who carried out the testing, told reporters that the majority of the people tested were pre-diabetic patients, who he informed of the next step to take, with the assistance of the LDC.
September 12, 2017 15:11 UTC
By NY1 News|Three teenagers are under arrest after they allegedly stabbed a father and son in Brooklyn last week. Police say 18-year-old Tyreek Covington, 19-year-old Jordan Cusaac, and 16-year-old Devon Powder attacked the two men this past Friday at the corner of Pitkin Avenue and Thomas Boyland Street in Brownsville. They have all been charged with attempted murder and gang assault. The victims, a 47-year-old dad and his 21-year-old son, are expected to be okay. Source: NY1.com(Visited 6 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
September 12, 2017 12:00 UTC