Taylor stressed that “regardless of our political differences, Liberia remains our national identity.”He said: “Liberians elect leaders based on tribal lines. The legacy of our forefathers was to fight and gain a better land for us that we call Liberia today. They were never divided and it was their togetherness that made Liberia the land that ‘the Love of Liberty brought us” to. Samuel Enders, who according to NEC preliminary results, has taken the lead so far in the district. Therefore, I am not disappointed, my leadership does not begin with a position; I still have the vision for the people of my district and Liberia at large.”
Lonestar Cell MTN yesterday launched one of the biggest and newest promotions ever in the history of the company. “Today is one of those days that we at Lonestar Cell MTN are going to be doing what we are known to do for the Liberian people. “So if you are out there and hear dial 500, you need to pick up your phone and dial 500 now. “To qualify, all you need to do is to go to our discount store and dial 500 and follow the voice prompt, and will tell you the best deal. Meanwhile, Louis Brah Roberts, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar, lauded the company’s many subscribers and said Lonestar will always find new ideas to make subscribers happy.
The remains of an Indian dentist who died in a fire at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) compound last month, have been laid to rest in his home country of India, the hospital administration has disclosed. The late Dr. Matthew signed a contract with the hospital earlier this year and the contract was due to expire in December 2017, according to hospital administration. But Matthew met his horrendous death in the fire, leaving the entire hospital staff in tears, it was earlier reported. His tragic departure from us is traumatic to the entire staff of Ganta Mission Station and the United Methodist Church of Liberia,” the statement read. The hospital administration has not announced when another dentist will be coming to Liberia to replace the late Dr. Matthew.
Another example of Liberia’s social malaise lies in the failure of our young people to take pride in their culture. So many of them are unwilling to wear Liberian national attire. President William V. S. Tubman established the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs and later the National Cultural Center (NCC) at Kindejah on the Robertsfield Highway. In support of Johnson’s suggestion about hosting a National Conference for Liberians, the Daily Observer urges the incoming government to take seriously Minister Johnson’s proposal. We believe that a National Conference is one best way to start the process of finding solutions to our many national problems.
These loopholes have created the avenue for many presidential candidates to challenge the results coming out of the elections. These elections were characterized by gross irregularities and fraud which undermined the integrity of the elections and deprived thousands of Liberians their constitutional rights to vote. 84,000 Invalid VotesLiberians from all walks of life have also expressed concerns over the credibility of the elections and questioned the huge number of invalid votes. According to the NEC, about 84,000 invalid votes were counted during the counting process. So how is NEC really feeling about the huge number of invalid votes?
October 18, 2017 02:03 UTC
Mohammed Jabateh also known as General Jungle Jabbah, kept his eyes on the jury as the federal judge read hour-long final instructions to the 12 person jury and 4 alternate jurors. Jabateh is under federal charges for immigration fraud and perjury from his 1999 and 2011 asylum and green card applications in Philadelphia. U. S. authorities have charged Jabateh was a ruthless rebel commander who rampaged villages during the civil war between 1992 and 1994. The federal judge blasted defense counsel Pagano for asking the jury to consider a fact that was never introduced in the trial - such as Global Justice's role. "I granted you that opportunity, instead you came in and put Global Justice on trial, " pointed Judge Diamond.
October 18, 2017 01:30 UTC
Whatever your reasons were, and whoever your choice was, you were involved in the democratic process of our nation. That single act of exercising your right to vote demonstrates your commitment to Liberia and participation in its future. While I am thankful for a peaceful process and the impressive turn-out of voters, I am very concerned about the integrity and subsequent validity of the recent election outcomes. The acceptance of an incompetent, inefficient and rigged electoral process is an illustration of that expression. By accepting current election results without challenge amid the numerous and wide spread improprieties, we the Liberian people, would again be accepting the same behaviors and tolerating the same injustices.
October 17, 2017 21:19 UTC
By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer @jeremyrroebuck | firstname.lastname@example.org|The case against a Delaware County man accused of hiding his alleged past as a Liberian warlord was built on “tall tales,” scant evidence, and lies, his lawyer said Tuesday in his final pitch to the federal jury that will decide his client’s fate. Mohammed Jabateh’s accusers, said defense attorney Gregory Pagano, were so desperate for anyone to blame for atrocities committed during the civil war that roiled their West African nation two decades ago that they framed an innocent man. “These are tall tales of enemies settling old scores – not because they had personal experiences with him but because of what group he’s identified with,” Pagano said. “Revenge is sweet,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Linwood C. Wright. Read more of this articleSource: Philly.com(Visited 23 times, 9 visits today)Commentscomments
October 17, 2017 20:37 UTC
MADRID – Sixteen sub-Saharan migrants were rescued at the Port of Cadiz after they were found in a shipping container aboard a Liberian mercantile ship that left Ghana 10 days ago and had stopped at the Port of Algeciras. The migrants, all of whom were adult males, were found crowded in the container in extreme conditions aboard the container ship “Panther”, which docked on Sunday at the APM Terminal in Algeciras, said police sources cited by Spanish daily Europa Sur. Despite the hard conditions during the long crossing, the migrants were treated at the port without needing to be transferred to hospital. They were subsequently taken to a temporary holding centre to await repatriation. (Visited 48 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
October 17, 2017 15:56 UTC
Finn Church Aid (FCA) has decided to shut down its country programmes in Liberia and Sierra Leone by the end of 2017. Over the past year we have worked hard to find new donors in both Liberia and Sierra Leone, but have not been adequately successful. The latest humanitarian operation was the distribution of relief packages to victims of landslides and floods in Sierra Leone in late 2017. In Liberia, FCA will conclude its EU-funded project to train prison staff and communities and promote the rights of prisoners to legal counsel. In Liberia and Sierra Leone, Women’s Bank supported vulnerable girls and women in obtaining livelihoods, for example by providing vocational education and entrepreneurship training.
October 17, 2017 15:27 UTC
Unfortunately, he and his co-conspirators have not been formally charged and prosecuted for war crimes they committed in Liberia. DATI’s peace and reconciliation agenda for post war Liberia will be implemented using the performing and visual arts to promote peace and reconciliation among all Liberians at home and abroad. In total, an estimated two hundred and fifty thousand people were killed in the Liberian Civil War. Liberia under the administration of Mrs. Sirleaf lacks an efficient educational system for post war Liberian children. The Management of DATI will like to launch its National Peace and Reconciliation Campaign in Liberia in 2018, and therefore solicits your kind donations to facilitate its worthwhile peace education and reconciliation project.
October 17, 2017 14:37 UTC
London, 17 October 2017 – The AfricaCom Awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa through the fourth industrial revolution. The 2017 event marks the 20th anniversary of AfricaCom and the 10th year of the Awards, which have consistently grown in significance over the years. The shortlisted nominees will be announced on Monday 23rd October 2017. All winners will be announced at the AfricaCom Awards, which this year takes place on 8th November 2017, at the Waterfront LookOut, Granger Bay, Cape Town. The 2017 AfricaCom Awards are sponsored by PCCW Global (a founding sponsor), Intelsat and Orange.
October 17, 2017 13:52 UTC
Despite the Court Clearance, Inter-con ignored the court documents and never reinstated or paid off the thirty-eight 38 others. The action by the Inter-con Security System, the Labour Hearing Officer described as discrimination. According to the Hearing Officer, the International Labour Organization (ILO) convention No. Unfair labour practices are very common by security firms and other employers in Liberia and in many instances some employees who cannot bear the hectic cost of litigation are infringed upon by employers. Some who are able to follow-up their dismissal and other unfair labour practices by employers push their case through the court system where they prevail on some occasions.
October 17, 2017 02:48 UTC
For the first time in Liberia’s modern multi-party democracy, Liberians will elect their 24th President from between two contenders, both of who work at the Capitol, home of the National Legislature. Now that the 2017 presidential and representative election results are pointing to a runoff between the President of the Liberian Senate, Mr. Boakai, and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Youth and Sports, Mr. Weah, the Senate Chambers will either be missing two Senators, or their president in Vice President Boakai. VP Boakai is going to the run-off with outgoing Speaker of the House of Representatives J. Emmanuel Nuquay as his running mate, and they are fighting an all-or-nothing battle. But if they win, they ascend to the highest offices in the land as Liberia’s first professional athlete-turned president (Weah) and the nation’s first woman Vice President and President of the Senate (Howard-Taylor). Meanwhile, a renowned political commentator has disputed claims that the turnover of power to a new democratically elected leadership will be the first since 1944.
October 17, 2017 02:30 UTC
The persistent rains have turned most roads in the county from dusty chariot paths to sinuous strips that look more or less like brown mashed potatoes. Some residents are taking advantage of the situation to dig along the worst sections, thus compounding the condition of the roads, travelers have said. The young motorcyclist who died on October 12 at the scene of the accident, has been buried in Nyor-Butuo Town. Motorcyclists who try to relieve travelers of the stress of getting to their destinations have themselves endured the worst of the condition of the roads. Meanwhile, these photos from the Gban Town near Ganta clearly tell the rest of the story.
October 17, 2017 02:26 UTC