My heart indeed bleeds this morning, looking at all the discrimination against women around the world. I opine that full participation of women in every sector and major areas of decision making that governs the states makes for the panacea to end this anomaly. We are thus calling on people of goodwill all over the world to promote women political participation in every sector. When women are fully actors in the decision-making process, humanity will head somewhere positive in curbing this violence and discrimination issue. Yea, our NGOs’ are doing great, but those laws that govern the state should be made by all, with full women participation.
August 23, 2017 02:48 UTC
Sometimes, I find it very difficult to re-examine our nation in terms of its strive towards primary education because it is not just easy to comprehend the sad narrative of primary education in Liberia. What must we do as a people and a nation to guarantee quality primary education for every Liberian child? This is why I have come for us to briefly consider the theme “Primary Education: The Wisest Investment for Government, Partners and Parents”. All through my life, I have not seen any investment more valuable than the investment in quality primary education. All of us today must keep in mind that primary education is the wisest investment of all.
August 23, 2017 02:37 UTC
Monrovia – The quality and skills of teachers in public schools in Liberia have often into question. Most teachers have found themselves in the classroom teaching, responding to a need as an effort to fill gaps in their communities. Most of these teachers have not had formal teachers’ trainings. partnered with the Kids’ Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) to conduct a 2 day teachers training workshop with the goal of teaching 20 teachers skills to promote reading in young learners. KEEP is a registered charity in Liberia and the USA (#821262396) which supports various educational activities in Liberia.
August 23, 2017 02:26 UTC
Monrovia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has submitted to the National Legislature a bill titled Presidential Transportation Act, 2017. In the draft bill, the President stressed the importance to establish an arrangement for the transfer of administration from one democratically elected President. In the draft bill, the arrangement will set up the frame work for smooth transfer of political power and governance. This act when passed into law will continue the path of peaceful resolution, smooth transition of political power and governance, stability and a sustained democratic development. The President and the Vice President-elect shall be co-chairpersons, provided, however, that the President-elect and vice President elect may delegate any member of the transition team appointed by them to serve in their capacity.
August 23, 2017 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has expressed regrets over wrongly accusing and arresting the General Manager of Mamba Point Hotel, Chawki Bsaibes, for power theft. The Mamba Point Hotel located in the diplomatic enclave of Mamba Point was accused by the LEC for power theft early this year during a regular LEC inspection and its General Manager was subsequently arrested by the police. The February discovery was the second time the hotel was booked for power theft. According to statistics, averages of 35 persons are arrested on a daily basis for power theft. Liberia ranks among one of the highest in the world in terms of losses, amounting to 47% of which 33% is attributed to power theft.
August 23, 2017 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – If Benoni Urey had his way, there would be no County Development Funds in Liberia. Ahead of last week’s first presidential debate many anticipated Mr. Urey to fall in line with the normal debate diplomacy. It was the kind of unconventional style that has defined Mr. Urey’s campaign so far. “I think George Weah, you know, there’s a few fanatics about Ambassador Weah, you know, I know Weah very well, we’ve gotten along very well. With 48 days to voting day, Mr. Urey’s date with destiny is nearing close.
August 23, 2017 01:52 UTC
During the launch of the campaign at the CDC’s headquarters, it was announced that Senator Taylor was not present because she was out of the country on an assignment. However, Senator Taylor on her official Facebook page clarified that none of the speculations is true. On the night of the rally, Senator Weah named newcomer Findley supervisor to the CDC campaign team. The Coalition upon formation granted Senator Weah the reserved right to choose a vice standard bearer from any of the two parties. When Weah unveiled Senator Taylor as his running mate, he told supporters that his decision to choose Senator Taylor was based on her on her experience in government and the level of work she has done in improving the lives of Liberia, especially her record of being a strong women’s advocate.
August 23, 2017 01:52 UTC
Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 87; extending Executive Order No. 80 – thus suspending tariff on rice. This Executive Order went into immediate effect on August 22, 2017. 80, suspending the import tariff on rice as classified under Tariff No.
August 22, 2017 19:07 UTC
The US has imposed sanctions on a dozen Russian and Chinese companies and individuals it accuses of helping North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme. Earlier this month, members of the UN Security Council, including Russia and China, voted for further sanctions against Pyongyang. The US Treasury said the move would “increase pressure” on North Korea. The US Office of Foreign Assets Control designated 10 companies and six individuals in its sanctions. “[The] Treasury will continue to increase pressure on North Korea by targeting those who support the advancement of nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, and isolating them from the American financial system,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
August 22, 2017 17:48 UTC
JERSEY CITY — The mother of slain Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Vincent Santiago has filed an eight-count lawsuit against Walgreens and others, alleging the pharmacy did not provide adequate security on the night her son was killed. The wrongful death suit, which was filed by Santiago’s mother, Catherine McBride, names Walgreen Eastern Co., the security guard working at the Kennedy Boulevard store at the time of the July 13, 2014 shooting, and the security company that employed him. On the morning Santiago was shot, Lawrence Campbell assaulted a security guard at the Walgreens and took his gun. Santiago and his partner arrived at about 4:11 a.m. and Campbell opened fire as Santiago exited the police cruiser, striking him in the head. Simultaneously, additional officers arrived and shot Campbell dead.
August 22, 2017 13:07 UTC
By Varney Anasters Teah |Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) Candidate George Manneh Weah – The Footballer turned political leader. In 2005 and 2011, we said they were all kids who didn’t even know what they want. Yes, I said that too because I voted for the Unity Party in those elections. I still question Weah’s judgment politically and for the Liberian Presidency, however, his chances of assuming the Presidency in these elections is greater than the recent two elections. Weah is a major contender in these elections.
August 22, 2017 13:07 UTC
We moved away from the blue lakes and picturesque mountains of Montana to settle on the Northern Prairies of North Dakota. As I look back at what I could have done and should have done, I am reminded of the opportunities at hand in North Dakota. Ask John Kerry who lost to George Bush in 2004 elections and Hillary Clinton who lost to Donald Trump last year. We have strategies to help you win and perhaps our non-conventional strategy is an effective strategy. 15:22Paul Zondo is currently the interim President of the Liberian Community Association of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota USA(Visited 26 times, 8 visits today)Commentscomments
August 22, 2017 12:56 UTC
By Ted Sherman | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comNEWARK—More than two years after he was indicted on a litany of bribery and corruption charges, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez is finally about to go on trial in a case that could end his political career and dramatically change the dynamics of the Senate. The New Jersey Democrat is accused of accepting lavish personal gifts, expensive meals and golf outings from Dr. Salomon Melgen—as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations—in exchange for using the power of his office to lobby for his wealthy benefactor’s extensive financial and personal interests in Washington. Read more of this reportSource: NJ.com(Visited 8 times, 8 visits today)Commentscomments
August 22, 2017 12:44 UTC
By Nigel WilsonRamallah, Occupied West Bank- Palestinian leaders in Israel have denounced the arrest of Sheikh Raed Salah, leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, as politically motivated and called for his immediate release. Salah was arrested at his home in Umm Al Fahm, northern Israel, in the early hours of August 15 on charges of inciting violence and supporting a banned organisation. Old city, new reality: Palestinians sense status quo change in Jerusalem“I am sure that this is a political arrest,” said Mohammed Barakeh, chairman of the Higher Committee for the Arab citizens of Israel. Gilad Erdan, Israeli public security minister, said that Salah encouraged “extremism” and promoted violence and murder. The minister of communication, Ayoub Kara, said that Salah should be deported from Israel.
August 22, 2017 11:37 UTC
While portions of the United States experienced a total solar eclipse on Monday, residents in New Jersey were only be able to see a partial solar eclipse, with 75 percent of the sun blocked out. “Unfortunately, we won’t get the total solar eclipse here in New Jersey.”The Newark Museum also held a viewing event in its courtyard with experts on hand to answer questions. Many New Jersey residents simply gathered in their own yards with their neighbors or at the Jersey Shore for the occasion. NASA reported 4.4 million people were watching its TV coverage midway through the eclipse, the biggest livestream event in the space agency’s history. The next total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be in 2024.
August 22, 2017 08:03 UTC