Solidaridad To Launch New Programs to Benefit Over 42,000 cocoa, Oil Palm Farmers in LiberiaMonrovia – Solidaridad in Liberia will on Friday, June 14, 2019 launch two major programs to boost the sustainable production of cocoa and oil palm in the country. The programs, dubbed the Cocoa Rehabilitation and Intensification Programme (CORIP) and the Sustainable West Africa Oil Palm Programme (SWAPP), will support over 42,000 cocoa and oil palm farmers in Liberia to improve their incomes and livelihoods. SWAPP, on the other hand, aims at scaling up sustainable intensification of oil palm production and enhancing mill efficiency for processing of Fresh Fruit Bunches (FFB) into crude palm oil. In Liberia, CORIP is implemented in Bong, Lofa and Nimba Counties, while SWAPP is implemented in Bomi, Bong, Grand Bassa, Lofa and Nimba Counties. We are currently managing various programmes and projects in the sustainable production of cocoa, oil palm, maize and gold in the focus countries.
June 12, 2019 23:26 UTC
Throughout this one-week mission, the contribution of the Liberian authorities was exemplary,” the news release added. Liberian authorities collaborating with foreign investigators over a case involving war crimes and crimes against humanity is huge news for the international justice system. Kamara is the third ex-ULIMO general to be charged in connection with crimes allegedly committed during the civil war. All the European cases are being held under the legal doctrine of Universal Jurisdiction, which allows countries try foreigners for crimes committed in other countries. The group committed 11,500 crimes or the fifth most atrocities during the Liberia Civil War, according to the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report in 2009.
June 12, 2019 21:11 UTC
BALTIMORE – Seeking to diversify the fashion industry and showcase top independent fashion brands from Liberia and around the world that are big names in their prospective countries, RUNWAY LIBERIA INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE 5th Edition will launch June 22, 2019. In commemoration of its 5th Edition, Runway Liberia International has partnered with Ashley Stewart Madermin Mall Store in Baltimore, Maryland to introduce its 1st Curvy Model Showcase at the prestigious international fashion event. Ashley Stewart has captured the hearts and minds of curvy women since its founding in 1991 in Brooklyn, New York. From the perfect pair of jeans, churchflow dresses, smoking hot outfits, and #DaretoBare intimates, Ashley Stewart has you covered. www.ashleystewart.comAbout Runway Liberia InternationalRunway Liberia International (RL) is the biggest event showcasing Fashion, Music & Arts on an international platform.
June 12, 2019 20:48 UTC
MONROVIA – The Mano River Union (MRU) has commended the government and people of Liberia for the peaceful atmosphere under which the June 7 protest led by the Council of Patriots was conducted. According to the sub-regional body, the last few weeks have been a testing period for the Weah-led administration. Protestors went without any reported casualty as tens of thousands of Liberians paraded the main route of Capitol Hill. Meanwhile, the Mano River Union has called on stakeholders to put national interest above political interest to ensure economic stability and development for the country. MRU stated that it will continue to encourage the government to uphold genuine concerns in the Constitution in fostering democracy and strengthening the governance system of Liberia.
June 12, 2019 19:30 UTC
Jewel Howard-Taylor is in Kigali, Rwanda, attending the forum on the Sustainable Development Goals implementation in Africa, highlighting reflections on a three-year journey. The conference kicked off today, Wednesday June 12 and runs to Friday, June 14, 2019. The Conference comes in the wake of the recognition of an urgent need for financing the SDGs in Africa; as Africa remains low in human development, characterized by a lack of demographic transition. Social inclusion is constrained in part by the rapid population growth, which outpaces most incremental progress being made on the SDGs. Poverty concentration remains high and inequality in Africa ranks amongst the highest in the world.
June 12, 2019 15:56 UTC
Monrovia – At least 20 Liberian students are expected to leave the country for Agro-studies in Israel, following negotiation between the Israelite and Liberian governments. “Israel government has decided to help Liberia in agriculture studies. According to Tamir, the 20 Liberians will be among 1,600 students, who will also participate in the AgroStudies program in Israel. Those selected will travel to Israel in September or October and that the program will last up to a year. The Agriculture Minister has meanwhile added that Liberia has not had such opportunity for a very long time, admonishing those who will be benefiting to tap into it.
Monrovia – Criminal Court ‘A’ Judge Roosevelt Z. Willie has sentenced a 24-year-old man identified as Joshua Marshall to life imprisonment. Marshall was sentenced on Tuesday, June 11 at the Temple of Justice for murder. According to the indictment, an argument ensued between Marshall and the deceased Othello S. Charty resulting in a fist fight. The indictment: “While deceased Othello S. Charty was in bed when he began to experience severe pain in his chest and further informed his wife to escort him to the nearby clinic for medical treatment. After the judge ruling, defense counsel announced an appeal to the Supreme Court further determination into the matter.
Assistant Justice Minister Wesseh A. WessehMonrovia – The much-publicized “witchcraft case” in Sinoe County involving nine defendants – all men – has been transferred from Greenville to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County for trial. The nine defendants are charged with murder, gang rape, aggravated assault, and criminal facilitation in connection with the humiliation of three ladies accused of witchcraft activities in that part of the country. The three ladies were arrested by some locals in the town of Numomopo on December 12, 2018, stripped naked, paraded on the streets and beaten. One of the women identified as Willette Nyenwlah later died. The defendants were indicted early this year by the Grand Jury of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court sitting in the provincial capital, Greenville Sinoe County.
DJ Moh Green and his young dancersParis, France – Held under the theme: “Peace, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Africa”, the Africa Week events at UNESCO kick-off in grand style at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France between May 20-24, 2019. The selected theme: “Innovation at the service of sustainable development in Africa”, witnessed a great artistic performanceswere all highlights of the week’s agenda of the week as well. UNESCO Director General, Audrey Azoulay along with ambassadors to UNESCO, African dignitaries, business and academic representatives, as well as students were all in attendance at the unique and special events befitting the occasion. Liberia’s Ambassador to UNESCO Geraldine Bass-Golokeh praised the musicians and dancers for ably representing the Liberia flag at the UNESCO Gala event. She said Liberia and Africa remain grateful for their show of support and solidarity.
June 12, 2019 11:37 UTC
Mills Jones in the 2017 Presidential elections says the pro-poor agenda of the Coalition for Democratic Change is concentrated with greed and division and surrounded by wet places of incompetence. “Listen, today, as you think about facing an unknown future, I want to leave with you two things in our call to you to walk on dry ground in wet places. God knows the way; God shows the way.”Recalling the last speech, of Dr. Martin Luther King on April 3rd 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee, Rev. The faculty and staff of this great institution have shown you what you need to know.”The clergyman said when people called by the name of Christ can’t sit and worship together because there are differences in denominations; wet places – a nation where three out of every 100 individuals are infected with HIV/AIDS; Wet places – babies having babies, and fathers raping their own daughters; Wet places – 7,000 TB, Leprosy victims at risk; Wet places – An economy in free fall; Wet places – parents unfaithful to their children and children disobedient to their parents; Wet places – Churches refusing to go out on the Jericho road and open their doors to the rejected, the poor and the marginalize.”Rev. Dry land appears in the midst of wet places.
June 12, 2019 11:26 UTC
The 20 are facing charges that range from terroristic threats, criminal facilitation, aggravated assault and felonious restraint, all of which are bailable offenses. Supuwood quoting Magistrate Peabody, “it was for the purpose to prepare an indictment against the defendants.”Cllr. Supuwood also argued that the defendants had been in jail for seven days on the orders of Magistrate Peabody. However, Peabody admitted granting Martin’s approval to take possession of the case files because he filed an application requesting the use of the case files to indict the defendants. The complaint maintained that to give the court’s files to the county attorney where the defendants have not been made to answer to the charges was a violation of 12.4 of the Criminal Procedure Law.
June 12, 2019 02:30 UTC
The Benson/Lynch street apartment owned by Daily Observer news editor was reportedly attacked early Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by suspected marauding criminals that have constantly “terrorized residents in the community.”The attack on editor C.Y. Mr. Kwanue is also Daily Observer’s focal person on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Internews Project under Citizens in Liberia Engaged to Advance Electoral Reform (CLEAR). Tuesday’s incident is the second in a series of robberies Mr. Kwanue has suffered in recent time. The criminals thereafter, locked my door from outside to ensure that we did not come out to chase them,” Mr. Kwanue sadly told this newspaper. But Mr. Kwanue said that the suspected criminals took advantage of the nighttime rainfall that kept the victims in deep sleep while they burglarized his apartment.
June 12, 2019 02:28 UTC
Weah to invite opposition, religious LeadersPresident George Weah has extended an open invitation to a host of leaders to dialogue, including the Council of Patriots (CoP) and religious leaders, in finding solution to the crumbling economy. “Fellow citizens, let us sit and dialogue on the way forward for our economic revival. Bring your ideas to the table, and I assure you that they will be given my most careful consideration, he said. Weah then commended the June 7 protesters as well as other Liberians, who did not protest for maintaining the peace and respecting the rule of law. Weah also extended his government’s appreciation to the international partners, as well as the local and international media, for doing their work according to professional standards.
June 12, 2019 02:25 UTC
By Richard Baysah (Contributor)In the wake of an alleged sexual harassment as reported by Green Advocates International (GAI) against the Salala Rubber Corporation (SRC) management, several community residents, including the chiefs, and employees of the corporation have vehemently denied the claim, describing it as “rubbish.”But GAI said it compiled the two-year investigative report in May, 2019. Kollie worked with the SRC for over 15 years in various capacities before he was elected as head of the workers’ union. “In all the years I have worked for the SRC, no one has ever reported such a claim, specifically from a female employee that any of them were ever sexually harassed,” Mr. Kollie said. Fatu Morris, a female employee, recalled that since 2007 she was employed by the SRC, she has not experienced, or heard of any sexual harassment of women employees, and those seeking employment. Also, some SRC former employees have denied the GAI’s report, which they termed as “false and misleading coming from an entity that want to criminally generate money; and to exploit the from the SRC by inciting the locals with spread lies.
June 12, 2019 02:15 UTC
On May 31, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Liberia. Particularly, higher fiscal deficits and accommodating monetary policy have led to rapid depreciation of the Liberia dollar and increased inflation, eroding the purchasing power of the poor. Executive Board AssessmentExecutive Directors noted that Liberia is facing major economic challenges and welcomed the authorities’ efforts to bolster macroeconomic stability. Directors emphasized that steadfast and well-sequenced policies and structural reforms are essential to enhance macroeconomic stability and promote higher, sustainable, and inclusive growth. Directors emphasized that continued efforts to improve the quality and availability of data are essential for Fund surveillance and economic policy making.
June 12, 2019 02:15 UTC