The mining agent (s) on duty and the Environmental Protection Agency inspectorate has the oversight to ensure compliance. The young environmental researcher said the fatality at Gbanepea is not only an environmental crime; it is a crime against humanity due to negligence. The lack of environmental protection and surveillance plus the negligence of mining companies are to be blamed. These actions and inactions by the regulators are serious example of maladministration in public administration regarding environmental protection and sustainable development. Under the environmental protection and management law, environmental management is a vital component of mining and all mining claim holder are obliged to prepare detailed environmental impact assessments, indicating how they will mitigate environmental problems such as air, disaster, biodiversity and water pollution.
The four parties include the Unity Party (UP), the All Liberian Party (ALP), the Liberty Party (LP) and the Alternative National Congress (ANC). This is indeed a welcome development but…! This development marks a very early start in what promises to be a challenging 2023 electoral period. It can be recalled that during the period leading to the 2017 elections, a number of political parties met in the northern Liberian city of Ganta and put pen to paper in similar fashion. He only stopped short of calling for the scrapping of the “trickle-down” theory whose tenets, according to him, have long since undergirded the pursuit of national economic development objectives.
Those community members have been reportedly harmed by activities of the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC) and Liberia Agricultural Company (LAC). The group’s pronouncement was contained in a statement they delivered at a press conference in Monrovia on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Snoh said food security has deteriorated, and therefore access to water has become difficult for many of those residing in communities around the plantations. Mr. Snoh said the findings of the report also include violence and threats, particularly against women and human rights defenders. “Women have repeatedly reported being subjected to sexual violence by subcontractors and, in some cases, by plantation security guards,” he said.
MONROVIA – Almaz Jalloh of the Kingdom of Belgium and Courage Boyonnoh Sunberg of Sweden face US$5 million lawsuit for defamation against business tycoon, Dr. Nelson C. Oniyama. In 2013 Dr. Oniyama asked me to be his mistress I reneged as I had a boyfriend who stayed in Europe, he consented and said he respects my decision but we could be friends. I was outraged and went to Dr. Oniyama and asked what had he done to me? For the purpose of the second paternity test, Plaintiff, 1st Defendant and the child (name withheld) travelled to Lagos, Federal Republic of Nigeria, where the test was performed. She, however, insisted that she would only accept the result of the first paternity test, he disclosed.
February 22, 2019 01:41 UTC
SRC and LAC hold concessions of over 128,000 hectares in Central Liberia. The Luxembourgish Company Socfin owns SRC and LAC as well as several Swiss subsidiaries, including Sogescol and Socfinco. All of the subsidiary companies, including the Liberian plantation companies, have the responsibility to prevent and address human rights abuses according to the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. According to him findings of the report also include violence and threats, particularly against women and human rights defenders. Women, he noted have repeatedly reported being subjected to sexual violence by subcontractors and, in some cases, by plantation security guards.
February 22, 2019 01:05 UTC
Toe says he witnessed a lot of the LPC rebels’ witch-hunt here. Toe says he was angry when he heard that Boley was elected a representative for Grand Gedeh County. The Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL) killed Watta Alison, his uncle’s wife, according to the TRC. Fukah says his 76-year-old father and 73-year-old mother died after being beaten by LPC rebels in 1994 in Chichon Town in the Kpanyan District. He says the rebels killed 18 people, excluding his aging parents and burned down the town.
February 22, 2019 01:05 UTC
After nearly two weeks, taking the Ministry’s statement as is, it seems none of those ‘essential drugs’ has reached to some of those very important health facilities. A clinic in Larkayta, Margibi County, is another health facility that is experiencing a shortage of nearly every essential drug. No matter the case and since there clinic lacks drugs, patients going to Larkayta are referred to C.H. Also in Western Liberia at Sebehun Community Clinic in Grand Cape Mount County, the lack of essential drugs is visible. By the mid-2000s, close to half (42%) of in-patient deaths were due to malaria (National Malaria Control Programme, 2006).
February 22, 2019 00:45 UTC
“Let the office of the Speaker be informed that reporters’ accreditations are not done by his office; under the doctrine of devolution of power as provided for by the Constitution of Liberia under article 3, and simple public administration, provide for separation of work and coordination in work environments. LEGISPOL condemns Speaker Chambers’ action on the revocation of reporters’ accreditations and see it as threat to the doctrine of free speech as provided for by article 15, 17 of the constitution,” the association denounced. Meanwhile, the PUL award winning journalist, Kenneh has alleged that the decision to revoke his accreditation stems from his critical reportage of the workings of the Lower House. According to the them, because of limited space in the chamber of the newly Chinese-constructed annex, they have been strictly mandated by House Speaker Bhofal Chambers to only allow journalists who will arrive early to occupy the few seats available in the chambers. Director Redd has assured reporters that his office will work with Speaker Chambers to ensure that all 27 accredited journalists gain access to the chambers of the House of Representative to cover open session.
February 22, 2019 00:15 UTC
Monrovia – Several students from the Slipway Community School in Slipway, Central Monrovia, have participated in special classes conducted by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. During the program, AKA members exposed students from the community school to the visual arts and jazz music. The painting activities brought excitement to many of the students, who said it was the first time that they had ever painted. She said members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Eta Beta Omega Chapter has engaged in exciting community service and Slipway Community School is one of the beneficiaries of their programs. This is the third time the Sorority has partnered with the Slipway Community School.
February 22, 2019 00:00 UTC
Bopolu – Gbarpolu County District 1 Lawmaker Alfred G. Koiwood says he’s troubled by the low skill capacity of youths in the county, as he calls for combined efforts to address the situation. He added that he is already offering free vocational training programs in the county. This skill training focused on the areas of computer skills training and driving. At the fifth graduation ceremony, the lawmaker admonished young people of the county to focus on vocational skills training, which will better prepare them to deal with future challenges. So see this as a preparation process,” Representative Koiwood said, adding that acquiring skills would foster development.
February 22, 2019 00:00 UTC
In the narration, she said President George Weah was annoyed with a traditional honor bestowed by chiefs of Bong County on Vice President Jewel Howard. “The secret recording was carried out by the opposition lawmakers in the county who have been working tirelessly to make the government unpopular,” Rep. Cole alleged. “This claim is coming for someone who has faulted on all his promises he made during the campaign,” Rep. Moye said. The Deputy Speaker said the prime suspect of the secret recording – Amos Barbu – is a staffer of Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor. “Amos Barbu, whom many believe is the prime suspect of the act works for the Vice President,” Rep. Moye said.
February 21, 2019 23:37 UTC
FAO Provides Development Support to FDA for Forest Analysis on Biomass, CarbonMonrovia – As part of efforts to buttress the effort of the government, the FAO in partnership with the Forest Development Authority organized a capacity development event at the week where data managers from the National Forest Inventory (NFI) were trained in data analysis for biomass and carbon estimation. The Liberia National Forest Inventory was launched in Lofa County in June 2018 and is intended to take stock of the forest resources in Liberia. It is funded by the Forest Carbon Partnership facility and is implemented by the FDA with technical support from FAO. Data from the priority areas are being analyzed and used to produce estimates of key forest resources in these areas. FAO Forest Expert based in Rome, Italy, Javier Garcia Perez informed technicians that FAO supports countries to strengthen their capacities in designing, collecting, analyzing and reporting data from national Forest inventories.
February 21, 2019 23:26 UTC
Monrovia – The leaders of four leading opposition political parties in Liberia today signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to intensify efforts leading to the consummation of what many political observers say is the first step toward establishing a united front against the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change. Alpha Daffae Senkpeni, [email protected]; Alline Dunbar, [email protected]The leaders – Mr. Joseph Nyumah Boakai of the former ruling Unity Party, Cllr. Mr. Urey, who was declared as the first rotating chairman of the arrangement said the signing marks a history-making day for Liberia. Collectively all four parties signing the document Thursday represent 47.2% of Liberians who cast their votes in the first round of the 2017 presidential elections. Thursday’s announcement brought supporters from all four political parties and a cross section of Liberia.
February 21, 2019 16:10 UTC
Those who do not refrain from enriching themselves at the expense of the people – the law will take its course. Making the current assets public is crucial in establishing how he has managed to construct massive properties in just one year. PRESIDENT WEAH must muster the courage and political will to put his official in check and speak with a passionate level of authority and set the example for them to follow. WE HOPE THAT President Weah, will realize sooner, rather than later, that governance comes with not just responsibility but firm and stern hand to keep those elected and appointed to serve in check. THE SAD REALITY for President Weah is that the honey-moon period is rapidly leaving him behind.
February 21, 2019 14:48 UTC
This newspaper’s attention is drawn to a front page story carried in its Wednesday, February 20, 2019 edition headlined, Asset Declaration ‘My Privacy’. The story says President Weah has declared that he cannot public his asset declaration due to the need to protect his family. And this newspaper has a duty, thus, to inform President Weah that he is clearly out of step with the law. This newspaper has gone to such lengths to remind President Weah and his officials that until the Asset Declaration law is amended or repealed, it remains the law and all are required and obliged to respect it. As this newspaper has previously warned, President Weah must take charge and lead or accept to be led to an unkind and uncertain future.
February 21, 2019 12:56 UTC