Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton was announced Wednesday as one of the recipients of a lifetime achievement award from entertainment outlet Variety. But the announcement sparked outcries on social media over what the daughter of ex-President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had done to earn the achievement. The 37-year-old Chelsea Clinton was picked for honors at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in New York, scheduled for April 21, along with movie stars Jessica Chastain and Blake Lively as well as CBS News anchor and reporter Gayle King. Read more of this storySource: News Now/Raw Story(Visited 28 times, 21 visits today)Commentscomments
Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have hoards of terrorists that had infiltrated in Jobar, a district in the eastern outskirt of Damascus, surrounded and have repeatedly repelled their attempts to break the siege, a military spokesperson told the local media. Since yesterday morning, military forces engaged in violent clashes with a huge number of commandos of the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra that had daringly moved into northern Jobar, an area of textile factories, inflicting on them big losses. Quoted by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the source said the military had killed more than 150 terrorists, including foreigners and some of their leaders, in addition to injuring hundreds of them, destroying three car bombs, and killing seven suicide bombers before they could reach army positions. SANA also reports Wednesday that the Syrian Air Force carried out since dawn a number of air strikes targeting the terrorists’ movements and supply routes coming from the Eastern Ghouta towards the north of Jobar neighbourhood, inflicting on them heavy losses. Source: News Now / Prensa Latina(Visited 50 times, 18 visits today)Commentscomments
Siah had the equivalent of $5 in her pocket but needed $15 to treat her youngest son Joseph’s malaria. Siah lives in Kinjor, a small town in the lush forests of western Liberia. Just a few steps from her home, Liberia’s largest commercial gold mine, New Liberty Gold, plans to dig out a billion dollars-worth of the precious metal. The Liberian government and its multilateral funding partners see commercial mining as a path to development in a country still recovering from the impact of 11 years of civil war. But IRIN’s months-long investigation can reveal that financial reward isn’t always forthcoming from the foreign mining operations.
A US district judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of developer Garrett Kelleher and Irish-Canadian lawyer Martin Kenney, over their failure to appear before him in a costs hearing related to a $65 million insurance claim. US district judge Paul Diamond has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Irish developer and Mr Kenney, who previously advised AJA, for contempt of court over their decision not to appear at a costs hearing related to the case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last December. The alleged contempt is a misdemeanour – a minor offence – which means that neither can be extradited to the US on foot of the judge’s warrant. Both decided against appearing in December as they do not accept the Philadelphia court’s jurisdiction in the case. Read more of this storySource: News Now/ The Irish Times(Visited 31 times, 15 visits today)Commentscomments
Ellen’s Regime Has Neither Weapon Nor Ammunition to Fight CorruptionIn any fight against public corruption, the weapons needed most is the political will, moral courage, moral fortitude and the public integrity to stand with the people against corruption. Without a doubt, the government lacks the political will to fight corruption in government and has no ammunition or legal tools with which to do so. At best, public corruption is public policy number one! In the same breathe, the ammunitions needed to compliment the weapons of war against corruption are the set of laws and policy instruments necessary to properly coordinate the fight against corruption, including civic education and awareness about the harmful effects of corruption and its poverty-driven effects on a third-world society as Liberia is. Whereas, on the other hand, the judiciary is supposed to ensure that corruption cases are speedily and expeditiously disposed of to dispense justice and ensure that there is sufficient legal deterrence against public corruption.
International Bank (IB), one of several banking institutions operating in the country, is expected to today, Wednesday, March 22, appear before Criminal Court ‘C’ to give the status of Senator Varney Sherman’s United States dollar account. The management of IB Bank had informed the court that Sherman holds an account with the bank. Up to yesterday, according to information the Daily Observer gathered, the bank is yet to produce in court all the documents the court had requested from them. Although the other financial institutions have complied with the court’s demand, IB had managed to submit only 14 of the 26 bank statements for some of the defendants, including Sherman and Tyler. The court action was due to a request by state lawyers to allow them access the defendants’ bank accounts, despite the defense team’s contention.
The Government of Liberia has announced the funeral arrangements for the late Ambassador Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh, former Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Liberia to the Republic of Cameroon. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Ambassador Karpeh at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street, beginning at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by interment at the Kaizer Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Virginia. The late Ambassador Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh, who also served as former Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, died in his 86th year during the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his Duport Road residence in Paynesville. From 12:00 noon to 12:25 p.m., the Doyen and Members of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps will sign the Book of Condolence, followed by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General and Heads of International Organizations. Heads of Political Parties, Civil Society Organizations, Business Houses, and the General Public will have an opportunity to sign the Book of Condolence, in that order, from 2:50 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monrovia – International Bank Liberia Limited (IB Bank) has, through its legal representatives, informed that the court that disks (CD Rom) that contained scanned checks of Cllr. "Our client believes that the disk (CD Rom) containing the scanned checks for Cllr. “Our client believes that the disk (CD Rom) containing the scanned checks for Cllr. Witness Kollie whose testimony further indicted the defendants maintained that former Speaker J. Alex Tyler received US$75,000 to influence changes in the Public Procurement Concession Commission Act in favor of Sable Mining Liberia Limited. The case continues Wednesday, March 22 with the continuation of the cross examination of the Prosecution Witness Kollie who is the first of 26 witness to appear before the court for the prosecution.
“We were told that he needs foreign treatment, but the finance wasn’t available for us to take him for advanced treatment. As we speak his condition is worse than before,” stated his uncle, Jay Valli. Fungi are complicated infections to treat and once they spread, take weeks, even months of treatment to reverse the damage. His uncle said Steven contracted fungi the day he was delivered at the Benson Clinic hospital. “We took him back to Benson hospital where the skin problem started and they gave us some drugs that are not working.
Monrovia - In an effort to strengthen links with counties authorities in Bong, Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties, USAID Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (LEGIT) Project Capacity Development and Field Manager, Madam Judy Oduma, the LEGIT Field Manager, made a two day visit to Nimba County authorities and city authorities of Gbarnga City Corporation. Madam Oduma’s visit to Nimba was to provide a LEGIT project overview with emphasis on its four components to the newly appointed County Superintendent, D. Dorr Cooper. The Superintendent concluded that Nimba County would make maximum use of the opportunity to cooperate with LEGIT at all levels for the smooth implementation of the project. Some members of her technical staff graced the meeting with Madame Cooper and it was held at the Corporation’s office in Gbarnga City, Bong County. LEGIT is a USD $10 million USAID supported project that seeks to increase the accountability, transparency and effectiveness of sub-national governments’ resources in three of the fifteen counties of Liberia-namely; Gbarnga City, Bong County, Ganta City, Nimba County and Zwedru City, Grand Gedeh County.
The Liberia National Police (LNP) will this week hold two separate dialogues with various political parties, Youth Groups and civil Society Organizations as part of its non-violence campaign ahead of the 2017 Presidential and Representatives Elections. The LNP interactive forum is also intended to address various issues relating to the preparedness of the electoral management body and electoral stakeholders to support the smooth conduct of the 2017 elections and peaceful transition. According to a statement from the Liberia National Police, the forum will provide opportunity for elections stakeholders to discuss matters surrounding the smooth handling of the pending elections and to advance means that will discourage violence. Concluding, the IGP indicated that the forum will give stakeholders, political parties, and leaders of Civil Society Organizations an in-depth understanding of the LNP’s functionaries and the performance of their day to day operations during the upcoming elections. The dialogues will take place today, Wednesday, March 22, 2017 for Civil Society Organizations, while the police –political parties’ dialogue will take place on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Paynesville City Hall, in Paynesville City.
“Having a baby looks fun; at least you’ll have someone to play with and bring to school everyday,” stated Louise, a 14 year old who sits next to ‘Tanya,’ who brings her nine month old to school everyday. “It’s embarrassing seeing a young girl like that with a baby; no man will want to marry you if they see that. According to the teen, having a baby is one of the sacrifices she had to make to go to school. Tanya says she never missed a day of school; she would to school to receive her work and then sit around the cafeteria until classes end. “Watching Tanya have a baby and then start bringing the baby to school is going against everything the president said,” they added.
Monrovia - Liberia is hosting the 28th and 29th West African Post Graduate College of Pharmacists General Scientific Symposium. This led to the formation of the West African Pharmaceutical Federation (WAPF) in October 1976 in Monrovia, Liberia. Pharmacists that were present at the inaugural meeting were drawn from The Gambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. In 1991, the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists (WAPCP), was established under the educational mandate of WAPF. With this, the WAPCP became the official agency representing the pharmacy profession in WAHC, which was subsequently replaced by the West African Health Organization (WAHO).
Monrovia – AccessBank Liberia Limited says it has extended its operational hours at its Sinkor branch from 8AM to 7PM from Monday through Friday to allow customers the opportunity to catch up with financial transaction even after the day’s work. AccessBank Liberia Limited is a fully-fledged commercial bank backed by strong international shareholders: AccessHolding AG, International Finance Corporation (IFC), European Investment Bank (EIB) and African Development Bank (AfDB). Currently, AcessBank Liberia Limited has seven branches well positioned in and around Monrovia and in Buchanan to serve our valued customers and the general public. As part of the bank’s goal to become a “house bank” in Liberia, AccessBank Liberia Limited has partnered with MoneyGram International to provide a platform for thousands of Liberians to have easy access to the MoneyGram remittance services. The release added, “With the addition of MoneyGram service to our list of banking services and products, AccessBank promises all valued customers a banking experience that will exceed your expectation.
They talked to me about the Big Belly Business program. She volunteered to work with the Traditional Women United for Peace in her community as a trained Big Belly Sister. Now I am in training to be a Big Belly Sister just like her,” says Kallon. “Since we started the Big Belly Club meetings at the clinic, they told us that nobody should treat pregnant women at home. Princess says page 219 of the Big Belly Business Book should be the business of every young girl as it helps to secure a better future.