LAST WEEK, the Senate followed the lower house of the national legislature in signing off on the bill which has now been forwarded to President Weah for passage into law. THE PRESIDENT ADDED that Liberia is a signatory to the Table Mountain Declaration, which demands that African countries abolish inflammatory and other related media laws. PRESIDENT WEAH HIMSELF made it clear that Liberia is in anticipation of adhering to such legal instruments which enacted the Freedom of Information Law and established the Freedom of Information Commission. This was only made possible by the tolerance of my predecessor, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who protected the right to Freedom of Speech as enshrined in our Constitution. This practice is not only bad for democracy but detrimental the President Weah, his government and everything good he is trying to accomplish in the time allotted for his rule.
Good Deeds Day’s CEO Kaynan RabinoMONROVIA – An Israelite philanthropic organization involved in rewarding citizens for developing their country by voluntary service has turned its attention to Liberia. Education, health/sanitation and agriculture are some of the sectors under Good Deeds Day’s voluntary service reward, said Mr. Rabino, an Israelite. On identifying Liberians who are worthy to receive Good Deeds Day’s ‘voluntary service award’, the organization will first do a nomination process through residents of communities, Mr. Rabino said. Responding to a question of the rarity of voluntary service by (most) Liberians, due to economic and perception factors, Mr. Rabino declared: “All other countries have their challenges too, but citizens of these countries are doing some kind of voluntary service for their nations. For its Liberia program, Good Deeds Day is working with a Liberian not-for-profit organization called African Upliftment, involved in community support through food, education, salvation, clothing, and healthcare.
She was one of eight Chinese medical practitioners speaking to a group of media practitioners from different entities. “Only China Medical team did not leave Liberia during the Ebola time. The fourth Chinese Medical Team, of nine members, was sent to Liberia few months after resumption of diplomatic tie between Liberia and China, said a written communication distributed to journalists. On challenges encountered in Liberia, the 12th Medical Team places anti-Ebola fight at the top of the list of challenges. On the day of interview by journalists, the 12th Chinese Medical Team was comprised of eight persons— Hao Hongliang (Surgeon, Team Leader)…….
Monrovia – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), Inc. has called for improvement and betterment in the condition of orphans in Liberia. The group also vows to continue its humanitarian work by extending helping hands to orphans. The orphanage is operated by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, and currently has a population of 40 orphaned children. Mrs. Michelle Wento of Cyber-Ed led the Day of Service for AKA and spoke both on behalf of the sorority and the school. It is a natural choice as women, to spend this day of service with children.
February 14, 2019 00:22 UTC
Major General Leonard Isabelle, Assistant Adjutant Guard, Michigan National Guard andDefense Minister Daniel ZiankahnMonrovia – US military delegation being led by Major General Leonard Isabelle, Assistant Adjutant Guard, Michigan National Guard, Tuesday, February 12, paid a courtesy call on Defense Minister Daniel Ziankahn, the Minister of National Defense, in Monrovia. Report by Mae Azango [email protected]“We are happy to continue working to improve the Liberian Military through our partnership. I want to thank the Minister of Defense and Chief of Staff [Prince] Johnson for a job well done. “The National Michigan Guard has been a very great help to the Ministry of Defense and the AFL over the years as we strive to improve the lives of our soldiers, their spouses and dependents. “In our meetings this morning, we concluded that we will send some of our military professionals over to the US to have them trained to be able to run the military hospital efficiently,” he corroborated.
February 14, 2019 00:22 UTC
The message in the screen shot sent to FrontPageAfrica by Chairman Morlu was posted by one Political Spartacus. 10 lawmaker stated that Chairman Morlu is noted for making series of unsubstantiated claims. Ironically Rep. Kolubah is on record of accusing President Weah on several occasions of having in his possession a container filled with Liberian dollars banknotes. Recently, a children Christmas party he organized was vandalized by individuals he claimed were supporters of President Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change (CDC). Meanwhile, this is not the first time that an allegation of an assassination threat has been reported on President George Weah’s life.
February 14, 2019 00:11 UTC
Elijah Cyrus KaysayneeRivercess County – People of Rivercess County, one of Liberia’s underdeveloped counties, are seriously concern about the county’s deplorable roads and want the government to address the situation before the next rainy season. “This road problem caused a serious problem for us during the rainy season. When we are bringing our goods to sell in Monrovia or Buchanan, we sometimes spent two or three days on the way from Rivercess to Monrovia. “The time you had international partners fully supporting Liberia is not like now, but we are trying to establish several things in Rivercess County in line with the county fiscal policy,” he maintained. “Rivercess yesterday will not be like Rivercess today.
February 14, 2019 00:11 UTC
LISCR Coach Tapha MannehMonrovia – LISCR FC Coach, Tapha Manneh, says his side would challenge on all fronts ahead of the Liberia Football Association national league season. Report By Jaheim T Tumu- [email protected]The Gambian Coach secured an unprecedented double during his prolific debut campaign in charge of the Shipping Boys, while going in the entire league season unbeaten. But the LISCR FC’s Coach believes the nightmare of last season is behind as they gear to restore domestic dominance, with the league title being a realistic target. Manneh, however, said that he is a coach whose philosophy is to present something to management at the end of a league campaign. Despite making three summer singings, the LISCR FC’s Coach says his side is still in the market for new players to improve his squad.
February 14, 2019 00:00 UTC
The Senate has announced that it will commence the impeachment trial proceedings against Kabineh M. Ja’neh, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court on Thursday, February 14, 2019, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Capitol Building. In its Thursday, February 7, 2019 edition, a Daily Observer newspaper’s Legislative reporter quoted an authoritative Legislative source of disclosing that the impeachment trial of Justice Ja’neh was set for February 14, 2019. Meanwhile, sources say although the impeachment trial of Justice appears to be well on course, there are suggestions that the Senate may not able to muster the vote required to impeach Justice J’aneh. Aside from Senators Oscar Cooper, Conmany Wesseh and Daniel Naatehn, who have openly expressed opposition to the threatened impeachment, there may very well be others who may harbor sentiments in favor of Justice J’aneh. Given this reality, according to analysts, it appears more likely than not that the Executive will have its usual sway and the Senate will vote against Justice J’aneh.
February 13, 2019 02:30 UTC
The President Pro-tempore of the Senate on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, informed plenary of the Senate that a high-powered delegation has departed the country for Accra, Ghana to bring home the remains of the late Montserrado County Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff. According to Sen. Chie, the delegation is headed by Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor, and included the Senate chairman on Foreign Affairs and kinsman (Marylander) to the late Senator, H. Dan Morais. Chie, however did not say when the delegation will return with their fallen colleague. Meanwhile, Grand Cape Mount County Senator Edward Boakai Dagoseh, who like Sen. Doe-Sheriff, was bed-ridden for several months has finally returned to session despite his frailty. According to family sources, Sen. Doe-Sheriff, fondly called ‘Lady Zico’ died at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital in Accra, Ghana, where she had gone for treatment.
Members of the group have been keeping law and order in the area since the latest disaster. There is still hope that the remaining 35 or so miners trapped under the debris are still alive to be rescued. Up to the present, nobody knows who is going to accept the responsibility or liability of the disaster, as the whereabouts of the head miner, Papa Kartee, remains unknown. Mr. Wheye said Papa Kartee’s action prompted the latest rush that resulted in the disaster. With the present case, all those brought to the hospital were treated, except Leaman, whose condition is stable, according to hospital officials.
Mr. Morlu is the National Chairman of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). In his letter to Speaker Chambers, dated February 7, 2019, Rep. Kolubah said he wants attention of the plenary drawn to “a very disturbing statement concerning the assassination of President Weah, as claimed by Mr. Morlu. Kolubah is also the Co-chairman on the House Committee on National Defense and a member of the House National Security Committee. “I therefore crave for my colleagues to invite him to justify his assertion to this august body,” Rep. Kolubah said. Meanwhile, Tuesday’s session of the House of Representatives, which should have been the 9th day sitting, was considered as the 1st Special Session of the 2nd Session of the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.
According to the President the living condition of the soldiers of the AFL is one of the major challenges facing the soldiers and their families. Therefore, there is a need for urgent work in order to have better housing facilities for the Army. The President made the statement Monday at the 62nd celebration of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) under the theme: Building a force for good through welfare”. “Housing and accommodation continues to be a major challenge affecting our Men and Women of the AFL and it’s not good for our men in arms to live in deplorable housing facilities. He reported that despite the challenges facing the AFL ranging from finances, housing facilities among others, the military is stable and the men and women in arms remain vigilant to defending and protecting their country and its people.
February 13, 2019 02:25 UTC
-UNHCR-Liberia Country RepresentativeThe Country Representative of the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to Liberia says Liberians need to be proactive in order to speak on the many human rights and constitutional violations currently experienced in the country. “You have to set the stage for the public to take a stance against any abuses of the rule of law and the constitution. Gongloe, a human rights advocate, said the group should expect that they would be working under difficult circumstances; “but you should keep to your objective, because the road will be tough and rocky. Jallah A. Barbu, PILO Founder, said he was prepared to endure all of the responsibilities associated with advocating against constitutional violation. “No amount of criticism will change us around and divert us from the objectives of PILO and partners,” Cllr.
February 13, 2019 02:24 UTC
A program marking the host country for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar’s eighth National Sports Day celebration was last Tuesday held on the campus of the A.M. Fofana High School in Sinkor. The Embassy of Qatar accredited near Monrovia celebrated the day with a football match between the embassy football squad and the A. M. Fofana High School football squad on the campus of the school at the Fish Market community on Airfield, Sinkor. Qatar National Sports Day was first celebrated on the second Tuesday of February 2011 and has become an annual celebration. Ambassador Merikhi described his country’s eighth National Sports Day celebration as timely because it came just a few days after his country’s national football team was crowned champions for the Ancient Cup competition. He called on other Islamic countries’ embassies near Monrovia to follow the good example of the Qatar embassy.
February 13, 2019 02:15 UTC