“Look, the government is mistaken to have delivered the communication to drop charges against Tolbert and Sable Mining to the Supreme Court, because the Court does not have anything to do with the matter. Counselors Cephus and Martin, now Solicitor General-designate and Montserrado County Attorney, respectively, had initially served as lawyers for Tolbert, Groves and Piprek of Sable Mining, when the case was first heard and subsequently postponed. The prosecution’s indictment alleges that Sable Mining approved and transferred money to Cllr. Despite these allegations, the government has agreed to drop charges against Groves, Tolbert and Piprek. The documents alleged Sherman exchanged emails with the other co-defendants, including Sable Mining, to change the law and subsequently award the Wologizi Mountain to Sable Mining.
The much expected 2019-2020 Fiscal Year National Budget which was to be submitted on Monday, June 17, 2019, has been deferred again thus raising doubts about its timely submission to the Legislature. According to the communication from President George M. Weah, dated April 23, 2019, the President requested a 45-day extension of the deadline for the submission of the 2019-2020 budget from Tuesday, April 30, to Saturday, June 15, 2019. The President argued that the delay in the presentation of 2019/2020 Fiscal Budget by six weeks (45 days), would enable him (the Chief Executive) to present an all-inclusive national budget against a backdrop of negative economic forecasts. Given the 45-day delay, the submission of the 2019-2020 FY Budget was expected on Monday, June 17, 2019, but was not delivered. Meanwhile, financial experts have argued that the continued delay in the budget will cause the government’s expenditure to be restricted to functional spending, which will be one-twelfth of the previous (2019-2020) budget.
Sarah M. Jegede-Toe, NEC Co-chairperson, who provided facts, gave feedback and a greater context for what electoral reform is all about as part of a learning process for aspiring journalists in press clubs at various schools. Jegede-Toe, encouraged the students and aspiring journalists (aged 7-18), informing them that the debate was also an opportunity for her to learn new perspectives about electoral reform from the high school students. “Can you imagine that, as a commissioner of NEC, you have actually taught me something new about electoral reform? This event has exposed me to a new way of thinking about electoral reform. The phones will help students report on events on their campuses, and other media forums organized by the LMD on electoral reform.
The organizers of Liberia’s premier film festival KD International Film Festival has said that submission of films for the 2nd edition of the festival will begin this week. Unlike last year’s edition, which had only three categories, the one this year will boost 15 award categories, including best feature film, best short film, best documentary, best screenplay for a feature, best sound for a feature, actress and actor of the Year,” Ms. Davies said. The rest, according to Ms. Davies, include director of the year, best picture, best cinematography, best costume, best performing musician and group. Ms. Davies added that the primary focus of the KD International Film festival, which is been held under the theme, “Transporting Culture for Global Impact,” is to promote talented Liberians and the stories they have to tell the world — through film. KD International Festival, during its maiden edition in 2018 at the Monrovia City Hall, saw the first winner taking home a cash prize of US$1,500.
Some certified Liberians who are also presenters for this year’s seminar include: Mrs. Christine Tolbert Norman, Co-Founder/Consultant at REAP; Rev. The other South African visitor, PLI Regional Director Mr. Quintus Smit, comes with sixteen years of full time experience in leadership. He joined the Pointman Leadership Institute where he presented leadership training and Anti Corruption programs in 23 different countries. He leads discussions on the focus topics with help from his co-presenters, Cllr. The current session of the PLI seminar is ongoing from From June 17 thru 18, 2019, focuses on the topics: Inspirational and Trustworthy Leadership — The Power of Character; and Responsible Leadership and Ethics — Fighting Corruption.
About 575 people died during a student uprising, but 451 of the dead were recorded as a result of direct police action, while some 2,387 people sustained severe injuries. These CSOs complained that in spite of Liberia being a signatory to the various regional and international protocols covering the rights of children, Liberian children’s rights are reportedly being abused daily. It can be recalled that on the street of Soweto, South Africa in 1976, nearly 10,000 black students marched in demand of their rights to quality education. The children’s protest at that time was in disapproval to the Black Education Act, which segregated black students based on their race and to be taught in their own language. Following the two weeks of protest, over 100 students were killed, and 1000 more were recorded injured.
LISCR FC have dethroned Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) to be crowned LFA knockout champions of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) 2018/19 league season. BYC were in search for the 6th FA Cup title having won it in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2018. For LISCR, it was their fourth FA Cup and second under Gambian Coach Tapha Manneh. Having won two FA Cups, four major titles in three years, is definitely an accomplishment worth celebrating for coach Tapha Manneh. LISCR FC’s final game of the 2018/19 league season on Wednesday, June 19, against BYC may have well been Manneh’s last game as head coach of LISCR FC.
June 18, 2019 02:15 UTC
Report by Rodney D. Sieh, [email protected]Was it a loan from the IMF to the Sirleaf administration or a grant? Finance Ministry sources tell FrontPageAfrica that its Debt Management Unit does not recognize the US$100 million in question as a loan. The trust was aimed at providing the money to the three countries so they could pay off debt to the IMF. In 1999, the initiative was modified to provide faster and broader debt relief and to strengthen the links between debt relief, poverty reduction, and social policies. The debt relief was expected to pave the way for Liberia to secure additional financing, in initially modest amounts, to help deliver critically needed services and infrastructure necessary for Liberia’s future prosperity.
June 18, 2019 00:02 UTC
In fact, at the end of its mission, the United Nations Mission, presented a DNA analysis machine to the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection. Some reports have said that the Gender Ministry upon receiving the machine turned it over to the JFK Medical Center. In most cases, DNA samples have been collected and taken to neighboring Ghana for testing. Meanwhile, the number of rape cases continue to rise. In addition to the lack of an operable DNA machine, hospitals like the main JFK are also lacking rape kits.
June 17, 2019 23:48 UTC
The development plan is aligned with national priorities, as well as the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Donors represented include Sweden, Germany, Japan, African Development Bank (AFDB) United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Development Partners note that collective efforts are needed to tackle governance and rule of law priorities. and Deputy for Operations, asserted that CSOs remain core partners for UNDP in its development agenda. The briefing sessions are in continuation of UNDP”s conversation with key stakeholders involved in the implementation of various development programmes and projects, as it moves towards a new agenda for delivery to Liberia.
June 17, 2019 23:46 UTC
NOT SO LONG AGO, BETWEEN 1990 and 1994, the East African nation was engulfed in a major civil war, emanating from a long-running dispute between the Hutu and Tutsi groups. Today, the guns and machetes of war have been replaced by peace and Rwanda has rapidly become the envy of most African nations. On April, the East African nation celebrated twenty-five years since violence ripped the nation apart. THE SOONER Liberia begin to embrace its smartest minds and erase hate, envy and jealousy of each other; the better the nation will be. THE SOONER LIBERIANS begin channeling their hateful rhetoric and social media insults to develop their country, the better the nation will be.
June 17, 2019 23:42 UTC
Monrovia – A source within the Supreme Court has told FrontPageAfrica that a petition has been filed to the high court to drop charges against three of the eight indictees in the Sable Mining case. Report by Kennedy L. Yangian, [email protected]The source says former National Investment Commission Chairman Richard Tolbert, the British Company Sable Mining, and Klaus Pirek are mentioned in the petition, which has already been filed to the Supreme Court to drop charges against. Tolbert, who is the former NIC boss, is being indicted in the Sable Mining bribery scandal for allegedly receiving US$20,000 from Co-defendant Varney Sherman and Hans Van Niekerk as a contribution to the Invisible Eleven, a local football club. Despite plan by the government to drop charges against the three Defendants, the Sable Mining bribery case resumes on Monday, June 17 at the Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice. Others are the former Chairman of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission Willie Belleh, NIC former boss Richard Tolbert, Andrew Groves, Klaus Pirek and the Sable Mining.
June 17, 2019 23:37 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia National Police (LNP) is investigating Mr. Bob Enyindah Egeonu, a 30-year-old Nigerian, for his alleged involvement with the death of Ms. Yatta Kamara, 28. Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]She was found dead in one of the rooms of Palm Spring Hotel on June 5, 2019. According to the police, Yatta was lying unconscious with foam oozing from her mouth and bleeding from her nose in the hotel room. The hotel has asked for both forensics and autopsy investigation on the body. The hotel management said they remain open to any form of investigation as they have no hand in the lady’s death.
June 17, 2019 23:17 UTC
Other specialists from Cuba are Ear, Nose and Throat, Obstetrician Gynecologist, Internist, Pediatrician, Clinical Pathologist and a Lab Scientist. He added: “In addition to their coming is to help train local Liberian medical doctors, who may want to specialize in any of those areas. From walking into the hospital to meeting a doctor and walking out, we want to make at most one hour,” Daweah stated. He boasts that one thing that is going to stand the hospital out will be its patient-doctor relationship. Long Term PlanDaweah disclosed that the Oniyama Specialist Teaching Hospital’s long term plan will be to have specialized clinics including dialysis, cancer, etc in every county in the next two years.
June 17, 2019 23:10 UTC
Monrovia – Mr. Syrennius Cephus, Solicitor General-designate has promised to declare war on individuals importing narcotics by ensuring that they are prosecuted in keeping with the laws of Liberia. Mr. Cephus said young people who are the major users of narcotics are victims and it is imperative that drug importers are brought to justice and prosecuted. A well-educated population of young people is critical to the recovery efforts and long-term success of Liberia. Substance use by school-aged youths has important public health consequences that could undermine Liberia’s post-conflict recovery efforts. A qualitative research design by the group was used to collect data from 72 students attending public school in Monrovia, Liberia.
June 17, 2019 23:03 UTC