In addition, the meetings provided the opportunity for communities to review and make comment to the NRM Manual developed for them. Forest dependent communities suggested NRM related topics/modules they would want to learn about and also took the time to select the dates and venues for the training. Meanwhile, forest communities recommended the promotion of sustainable harvesting of non-forest timber products (NTFPs) and pit-sawing practices, development of reforestation programs, enforcement of laws on protected species and putting halt to illegal mining activities in the forests. They also called for conducting animal rearing training, empowering community watch team, involving the Traditional Council and County forest forum in the process, training in forest fire management, training in cash crops production and the use of fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides and timely supply of agriculture seedlings among others. The dates proposed by communities for the NRM training are around mid-April 2018.
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Klay District Bomi County - The CEO and founder of US-based educational NGO More Than ME (MTM) says her organization’s priority in Liberia is to help the government improve the education sector of the country. Katie Meyler made the pronouncement Thursday, March 15 at a quizzing competition organized by MTM in Golodee town, Bomi County. “More Than Me wants to transform the entire primary education of the country. “Our parents need to give the children the support they need because our children are our future leaders, so we should support them with the education they need,” Duopu said. He also called on the NGO to collaborate with local authority of the Ministry of Education in the county to improve the sector.
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Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – Hundreds of citizens, county officials, dignitaries and local and international guests joined the Orange Liberia team to launch its new 4G LTE sites in Buchanan Grand Bassa County on Tuesday, March 13th. Making keynote remarks at the event, the CEO of Orange Liberia Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly said that the launching of 4G LTE in Buchanan was part of a long term strategy of Orange, which had been announced by OMEA CEO Mr. Bruno Mettling during the branding of Orange in Liberia in 2017. Mr. Mamadou Coulibaly declared that Orange Liberia will continue to implement an unprecedented network expansion across rural Liberia despite infrastructural challenges. In addition, the company (which was the first to launch 4G LTE sites outside of Monrovia) is making strides to ensure that every county will have access to high speed internet in the near future. “Liberians have already experienced some of our great innovations in 2017 and I can safely say that the best is yet to come.”Speaking on behalf of the people of Grand Bassa County Senators, Hon.
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Monrovia – Cocoa farmers in three of Liberia’s 15 counties will shortly benefit from a three-week training workshop aimed at improving and building their capacity. “Through the training, Solidaridad seeks to provide insights on good cocoa production practices for proper transfer of know-how to 51 farmers field school communities across Bong, Nimba and Lofa counties,” the release said. It added that Solidaridad, under the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Program (LICSIP), aims to revamp the sector through a collective effort from the government of Liberia and private institutions. “LICSIP seeks to revitalize the Liberian cocoa sector by creating a vibrant, competitive and profitable cocoa economy driven by farmer group or associations and private sector supply actors, with in a robust national regulatory and institutional framework. At the end of the workshop several cocoa farmers from across the three counties would carry on additional training in agricultural and mini-business services, the release added.
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Monrovia - Group Nduom Bank (GN Bank) in collaboration with international auditing and financial firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers Liberia (PWC) on Friday, March 16 conducted a one-day seminar for Liberian entrepreneurs on effective financial management and good bookkeeping practices. Mr. Anim attributed the problem to poor system of financial record keeping or the non-availability of financial records in many businesses that he said leads to resource mismanagement and poor cash management that cause many businesses to fail. The GN Bank Manager furthered that it was based on this that the partnered with PWC to undertake the seminar. Meanwhile, beneficiaries of the seminar commended GN Bank for the training and vowed to put into practices the knowledge acquired. “I really appreciate GN Bank for this training.
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Monrovia – The Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO) has expressed serious dismayed regarding the disconnection of its fiber optic installations by unscrupulous individuals for selfish reasons, which should be denounced in this 21st century that focuses on improvement rather than retrogression. According to LIBTELCO Managing Director Richmond Nagbe Tobii, the untimely disconnection of the fiber optic cables affected connections in the Congo Town, Monrovia to the Robert International Airport (RIA), and Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County respectively. LIBTELCO has blamed Mutual Construction Company, a local company which is erecting sidewalks and drainages along the Congo Town Road within Monrovia for exposing its fiber optic cables. According to the corporation’s MD, the failure of the company to exercise care in performing its duty has caused LIBTELCO fiber optic cables to be at risk, thus allowing unknown persons to carry on illegal disconnection which is unacceptable. According to him, LIBTELCO’s employees commenced work immediately after they discovered that its fiber optic installations were disconnected and stolen.
Monrovia - Montserrado County District #4 Representative Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis has launched a LD$5 million loan arrangement for small business owners of her constituents. Under the loan scheme, 126 small business owners including men and women benefited from LD$2.5 million in its phase one project, while phase two will benefit dozens of people when it commences six months from now. Speaking during the cash distribution exercise over the weekend in Paynesville, Rep. Dennis asserted that the initiative, duped “Empower Me” is part of her ten-year plan geared towards empowering small business holders excel to medium-size enterprises. The beneficiaries thanked their lawmaker for empowering them and called on their colleagues to live up to the loan agreement. "It is the high interest rate and the short-term payment imposed by commercial banks that put us in problem with them."
Monrovia – In order to enhance productivity in the fishery sector, the National Fish Farmers Union of Liberia (NAFFUL) on Friday, March 16, 2018 held a brainstorming forum to enable members overcome challenges confronting the fishing industry. Speaking to reporters following the meeting, the head of NAFFUL, Madam Kona S. Kollie, said the forum was intended to educate Liberians fish farmers on key preservation methods. And after that, we decided to build three storage facilities for members of the various cooperatives." And to do just that, we needed to train them,” Madam Kollie indicated. According to Madam Kollie, each of the three storage facilities contains seven large freezers that can preserve fish for the longest time possible.
Monrovia - The embattled President of the Liberia Handball Association, Mason Saweler, has termed his expulsion from the association by the executive Committee as “unlawful and null void”. Report by Macaulay Sombai, macaulay.sombaifrontpageafricaonline.comOn February 24, 2018 a group of stakeholders calling themselves majority members of the Executive Committee of the association (LNHA) expelled Saweler for alleged financial and procedural mismanagement. But speaking to FrontPageAfrica, Sawelar said even Liberia’s Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Andy Quamie also sees his explosion as “null void” and promised to meet all parties concern. The aggrieved members of the LNHA also alleged that the association does not have headquarters since 2013 and that the “office is run in the President’s handbag”. They accused the President of failing to encourage the formation of handball clubs and have fallen short of regularly organizing national league for the promotion of the game in the country.
Monrovia - The President of Liberia Football Association, Musa H. Bility, has assured qualified candidates who are interested in contesting the pending LFA election that the process will go on as planned. Report by Macaulay Sombai, macaulay.sombaifrontpageafricaonline.comAccording to Bility, the April 14 date set by the LFA election committee remains unchanged and that no one will stop the elections from taking place. The FA boss comment comes following frequent assertions by some stakeholders’ who claim Bility’s tenure elapses March 26, 2018 and holding election in April is a violation of the LFA rules. But speaking at a press conference on Friday March 16 at the FA headquarters on Benson Street Bility said the stakeholders are in error by thinking his term is schedule to end at the end of March. The LFA boss emphasized that the world football governing body FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are not going to stop the election progress.
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From Firas Samuri | email@example.com |Despite the biased evaluation of Russia’s role in the Syrian peace settlement by the Western governments and mainstream media, the United Nations acknowledges the leadership of Moscow in Syrian humanitarian situation. On March 16, 2017, UN Resident Coordinator in Syria Ali al-Zaatari during his speech at a closed meeting on the humanitarian situation on Syria in Geneva noted the Russian Reconciliation Center leading role in the evacuation of civilians from Eastern Ghouta. The UN coordinator focused the audience’s attention on the blocking of the humanitarian corridors by the militants. “The jihadists constantly harass the locals, seize the humanitarian aid, and distribute it among themselves,” Ali al-Zaatari added. (Visited 16 times, 16 visits today)Commentscomments
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Naymote Partners for Democratic Development conducted a one-day youth capacity building training workshop to strengthen youth legislative engagement and advocacy. The training was held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Church, 9th Street, Sinkor. Mr. McCarthy Weh, Director of the Legislative Information Services at the Liberian Legislature, facilitated on the role and function of the House of Representatives Committees. Director Weh, told participants that the initiative by NAYMOTE was welcoming as monitoring or tracking Legislative Committees’ Hearings is one of the most challenging exercises in covering the Legislature. “This is why we all have to concert effort as NAYMOTE doing and we are, at the LIS to vigorously monitor oversight/public hearings,” Weh said.
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By Van Tieu | NY1.com |A livery driver in the Bronx was shot multiple times Saturday by a person who robbed him of $23, according to the city police department and a taxi union. Police said the app-based livery driver, seen above, was shot multiple times in the abdomen and legs shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday on Morrison Ave. near East 174th St. before the assailant fled. Officer Arlene Muniz, a police spokeswoman, said the livery driver had picked up the assailant on the street elsewhere in the Bronx. The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has offered a $1,000 reward for information on the shooting. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-8477, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.comPhoto above via the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers(Visited 15 times, 15 visits today)Commentscomments
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In a nation once wracked by civil war, Liberian Rotarian Elizabeth Sele Mulbah has spent much of her life leading efforts for peace and reconciliation. She’s a co-founder of the Mano River Women Peace Network (Marwopnet), and through that organization played a major role in multinational diplomacy. She’s also an in-demand speaker, giving lectures at places such as the Carter Center and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Q: You became active in peace work in the 1990s, during the Liberian civil war. Q: After the Liberian civil war, you worked in reconciliation and trauma healing.
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