The Washington post published a story about ISIS UAV’s attacking the U.S. SOF units deployed near Raqqa on June 14. According to one of them, the Pentagon, in response, asks for additional equipment and forces to fight ISIS’ drones in Syria. Maybe that’s why not only civilians but also some SOF-members have been already killed near Raqqa. For instance, the American military was killed in the end of May in Raqqa. Washington as usual is going to make a profit, involving in the battle for Raqqa, as this territory is rich in oil and gas.
June 22, 2017 21:45 UTC
The Alternative National Congress held its Montserrado County primaries this week. Party delegates of Alexander B. Cummings’ ANC’s, elected 17 individuals from a slew of aspirants to run on their party ticket. Concluding their nationwide primaries also held in Maryland, Lofa, Nimba, Grand Kru, Sinoe, and Grand Bassa county, the Wednesday and Thursday Montserrado County primaries were held at the ANC’s headquarters in Sinkor. Some of the winners, like their Standard Bearer Alexander B. Cummings, are political newcomers. He became Standard Bearer of the ANC in April and choose Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh as his running mate.
June 22, 2017 21:33 UTC
By Sara Jerde /firstname.lastname@example.orgHACKENSACK — The family of the late reggae icon Peter Tosh wants the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate after they claim his son was beaten into a coma while he was being held in the Bergen County Jail. He began serving a six-month sentence in January after pleading guilty to marijuana possession, family attorney Jasmine Rand said. McIntosh, now at a hospital in Boston, where he’s from, has brain damage, is unresponsive and in a coma, Rand said. We want more information and physical evidence,” Rand said. “We want Bergen County to provide additional evidence about how he was beaten so brutally and so violently,” she said.
June 22, 2017 20:48 UTC
The management of United Bank for Africa, Liberia today officially launched its Master Card program in Liberia aimed are improving the country’s financial sector, and meeting the needs of the bank’s customers worldwide. This occasion which was indeed colorful saw the UBA’s Pan-African Strategy Group Head, Marketing and Corporate Communications making remarks at the program, lauding the initiative of UBA Liberia to be the first in the country to launch the Master Card system. Speaking on behalf of the customers, the General Manager of Rassouk Brothers, Mr. Tarik Rassouk in his remarks expressed excitement over the introduction of the Master Card system by the UBA Liberia, noting that this initiative on the part of UBA Liberia must be applauded by all Liberians. Mr. Balogun speaking further assured Liberians, especially those customers in Liberia’s leeward counties of his bank readiness to extend the Master Card services those who will be in need of such modern financial services. Earlier, the Head of Digital Banking services at the UBA Liberia, Mr.
June 22, 2017 16:07 UTC
By Paul Miloemail@example.comNEWARK– One person was shot and killed and another wounded Wednesday night, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed. The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. at S. 10th Street and 18th Avenue. Investigators were seen entering a fried chicken restaurant at the scene and were also focused on a parked car in the area. Additional information was not immediately available Wednesday night. Source: NJ.com(Visited 27 times, 27 visits today)Commentscomments
June 22, 2017 10:30 UTC
What is even more disgusting is that foreign companies and businesses are being unjustifiably prioritized and clandestinely preferred over Liberian-owned companies and businesses. Who does this US$59.5 million agreement really benefit and what gain does it bring to Liberia? Why was East International Group given such a preference, which contravenes Part V Section 46 of our PPCC Law? It unravels high risk of losses for Liberia and puts East International Group in a gainful and profiteering parameter. How can you award a contract of 30 roads to East International Group alone?
June 22, 2017 10:18 UTC
The Donald Trump’s trademark style of campaigning centered on xenophobia is finding its way into the body politics of Liberia, as divisive politics of hate speech of tribalism, coarse nationalism and ethnicity are not out of place among a growing number of the candidates’ supporters and associates. It further goes on to assess how democracy is perceived and practiced nowadays in post-war Liberia, with focus on the general overview of divisive politics and Liberian women involvement in the this year’s poll. As an evident, this has been the case of several political parties such as the TWP, NPP, UPP, LUP, LAP and NDPL. But one might ask, is divisive politics the answer to our daunting problems in Liberi? In recent time divisive politics have taken an upward trend, as certain politician and lawmakers have been angels and prophets of advocating tribal, sectional and regional divisive politics.
June 22, 2017 09:45 UTC
Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai has urged the National Legislature to give full and urgent attention to the passage of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill into law, a LACC press release said yesterday. The VP expressed government’s commitment to breaking the chain of corruption, which he noted would help provide good education, healthcare delivery services and social protection for all. “I do feel embarrassed that every time we face our partners, we are either asking them for a favor or thanking them for one we have received,” the Vice President said. The one-day colloquium was intended to solicit the support of the Legislature for the passage of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Bill into Law. It was also aimed at raising awareness among civil society organizations (CSOs) and other state actors on the importance of the Whistleblower and Witness Protection Law in Liberia.
June 22, 2017 03:35 UTC
- Chief Justice Francis Korkpor cautions two new Commissioned Judges not to align with politiciansBy Abednego DavisChief Justice Francis Korkpor yesterday warned judges who are aligned with political parties to immediately desist from the act. Justice Korkpor warned that any judge seen participating in political activities during the upcoming presidential and legislative elections will be seriously dealt with, though he did not explain the kinds of punishment that disobedient judges will face. Judge Dunbar, who spoke on behalf of the inductee pair, lauded President Sirleaf for the confidence she reposed in them. Criminal Court ‘E’ Resident Judge Serena Garlawolu has over ten years of active legal experience, having joined the profession in 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BBA) degree in Business Administration from the University of Liberia (UL) and a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, also at the UL.
June 22, 2017 03:33 UTC
The Liberian media institutions (national and local) are highly interested in reporting political happenings (total coverage) as compared to public health related issues or/ prevention messages. Both health and media authorities may argue that health information essential for public consumption is not forthcoming while health authorities may think that media authorities find less interest in covering health related activities attentively. Regrettably, locally and nationally assigned media reporters are more of politicians rather than public health educators. Significant health related story like the last one was over shadowed by the wrongfulness of endorsing VP Boakai at the capitol building. Finally, if media do not revised the level of relaxation on health related matters reportage (TBS, Bomber and, Costa shows etc.
June 22, 2017 03:00 UTC
Concerns over Voters’ Roll Ahead of Liberia ElectionsThe Editor,The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) says National Elections Commission (NEC) decision to allow non-listed individuals on the official voter’s roster to vote is a recipe for fraud, uncertainty, and the resurrection of conflict in Liberia. EMOL is a registered non-profit United States and Liberia non-partisan peace building advocacy organization accredited by NEC to conduct voter’s education in the ensuring 2017 general and Presidential elections. NEC reportedly announced it will allow non-listed individuals carrying voter’s registration cards to vote in the ensuing general Elections slated for October 10, 2017. How does one get a registration card when his or her name is not on the official voter’s roister? By now, the NEC should have announced and published total number of nationwide eligible and registered voters and eligible and registered voters in each of the 73 electoral districts in the country.
June 22, 2017 03:00 UTC
Monrovia – Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor has inducted into office two judges at the Temple of Justice. Judges Sheapolor Dunbar and Serena Garlawolo took the oath of office Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the conference hall of Criminal Court “B”. Judge Garlawolo took the oath of office to serve as one of the judges of Criminal Court “E” (Rape Court). The two judges were appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in May based on the recommendation of Chief Justice Korkpor. Chief Justice Korkpor reiterated that election is essential for those that will be legitimized to control the government and warned the judges that the Judiciary was not the place for politics.
June 22, 2017 02:37 UTC
Monrovia – The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) says National Elections Commission (NEC) decision to allow non-listed individuals on the official voter’s roster to vote is a recipe for fraud, uncertainty, and the resurrection of conflict in Liberia. EMOL is a registered non-profit United States and Liberia non-partisan peace-building advocacy organization accredited by NEC to conduct voter’s education in the ensuring 2017 general and Presidential elections. NEC reportedly announced it will allow non-listed individuals carrying voter’s registration cards to vote in the ensuing general and Presidential elections slated for October 10, 2017. By now, the NEC should have announced and published a total number of nationwide eligible and registered voters and eligible and registered voters in each of the 73 electoral districts in the country. EMOL said the last thing Liberians at home abroad need at this critical time in the country’s history is uncertainty and confusion arising from electoral fraud.
June 22, 2017 02:26 UTC
Speaking to FrontPageAfrica Wednesday, Mr. Dumoe it is welcoming that the Vice President has finally seen the errors of his ways and changed tactics but charged that the Liberty Party sees his admonition as too little too late. "So, you told us, nobody should lay claim on Grand Bassa, Grand Bassa is for all, and it’s for all Liberians." Mr. Dumoe averred that Article 79 (d) of the Constitution forbids ethnic politics and that the National Elections Commission would be within its rights to withdraw the certificate of the ruling party if the rhetoric continues unabated. “It is important to also add that the LP believes that no one can prosper in a divided nation. "We believe an apology to the Liberian people and the peoples of the sisterly countries that spent blood and treasure to Liberia find peace."
June 22, 2017 02:15 UTC
Monrovia - Liberia is 110 days away from elections and there are still undecided voters, despite having over 20 candidates in the Presidential race. Many market women between the ages of 30-60 years told FPA they’re yet to decide who to vote for as President in October. She said,“I really don’t know who I'm voting for because I want God to touch my heart before I vote. The first time we voted woman and I don’t know who to vote for. I have my voter registration card, my vote is my secret and when the time comes, I will vote.
June 22, 2017 02:03 UTC