Cllr. Jallah Hold Talks with Newly Elected Lofa Lawmaker

Monrovia - A former senatorial candidate of Lofa County has described the newly elected representative of electoral District #1 in Lofa County as a man of great substance and determination to serve his people. We want to congratulate you once again for making it thus far.”Jallah was speaking on Wednesday, April 12, when he paid a curtsey call on the Lofa County District # 3 lawmaker at his Capitol Building offices. Francis Sakila Nyumalin of the Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD) won the just ended by-election in Lofa County by accumulating 3,149 votes (32.0%)In his remark, Cllr. He urged the lawmaker to prioritize the Lofa county all-whether road services, something he said, is a common denominator for all Lofans. Commenting on the Lofa County road projects, he said the Lofa County legislative caucus before his election took a decision to allocate US$10,000 (Ten thousand United States Dollars) from the county development fund to be used for road rehabilitation projects.

April 19, 2017 02:03 UTC

Jurors Holds LoneStarCell Liable For US$240 in Damages

Monrovia - Barely after three months of legal wrangling, a 12-member jury at the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, brought down a guilty verdict against LoneStarCell-MTN, holding the company liable for US$240,000 in damages. “We, the petit jurors in this case after careful review of the evidence in this case unanimously agreed to bring down the defendant LoneStarCell-MTN liable,” read the verdict from the jurors. According to Jalloh, while the case was been heard by the Civil Law Court, LoneStarCell-MTN Management failed to produce Robert Pettiquoi, then regional supervisor, to come and testify. Pettiquoi has refused to testify on behalf of the company because it has dismissed him in connection with the burning of the vehicle. The Jurors have asked the LoneStarCell-MTN to pay Jalloh an amount of US$240,000 in damages, US$60,000 as the cost of the burnt vehicle and US$1,000 for compensation to the owner of the vehicle.

April 19, 2017 02:03 UTC

World’s Largest Trade Fair Attracts Several Africans Entrepreneurs to China

The 121st edition of China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair began on April 15 and will run until May 5, 2016. The trade fair has been held every year in Guangzhou City every year since 1957. Last year, there was over US$20 billion transactions at the trade fair, according to the organizers. Li Jinqi, Director General of the fair, says the fair deepens corporation and bound with African countries. “China and Africa (African countries) are developing countries and Africa has a huge potential in the investment market,” Li said.

April 19, 2017 01:52 UTC

World Lebanese Cultural Union Donates to Day Care

Monrovia - The World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU), an umbrella group of the Lebanese community in Liberia, has turned over assorted food and items to the Kingdom Care Community Institute in support of its early childhood education. Turning the items over to the school, the WLCU President, Ezzat Eid, said the items are intended to help the school, mostly the children, who are the future leaders of the country. The WLCU President said if early childhood education is prioritized, Liberia will have a better country in terms of adequate education." Receiving the items, the proprietress of the school Musu Dorley Kettor lauded the World Lebanese Cultural Union for the gesture and support to the school in times of need. Mr. President, we plead for zinc to secure the children from the rain, but let me say these items, everybody will

April 19, 2017 01:52 UTC

Organizations of Disabled Take Advocacy Campaign to Grand Kru County

“Nothing is in the Liberian Constitution for disabled persons, and none of the propositions by our lawmakers talks about the disabled people,” Crutches-mobile Naomi B. Harris, President of the National Union of Organizations of the Disabled (NUOD), said to a gathering of disabled persons in Filorken, a Town in Barclayville of Grand Kru County, on April 12, 2017. All the County’s top officials (Superintendent, Development Superintendent and City Mayor) were represented; the Independent National Commission for Human Rights’ Grand Kru County’s Coordinator, Mr. Stanley W. Konwroh, was personally present. “But none of the seven propositions later picked out by the House of Representatives mentions anything about disabled persons,” Ms. Harris told the participants. “This program was meant for 2016, to cover Bong, Nimba, Rivercess, Grand Gedeh and Grand Kru Counties, but a change in UNDP Program Office pushed sensitization in Grand Gedeh and Grand Kru Counties to 2017,” Ms. Harris revealed. In Grand Kru County, Ms. Harris took the message to five Towns—Big Suehn, Filorken, Topoh Town, Picnic-Cess and Sector.

April 19, 2017 01:30 UTC

A Look at Barrack Young Controllers’ Exit

Liberia champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) were on Sunday defeated by South Africa’s SuperSport United 5-0 (6-1 on Aggregate) in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff that marked their exit from the continental competition. Before their exit from the CAF Confederation Cup, the Go Blue Boys were invited to participate in the West African Football Union’s (WAFU) Four Champions Tournament in Dakar, Senegal where they were defeated in two matches and finished last. The technical systems that were put in place by Coach Sannah only yielded results when it comes to the team’s control of ball possession, which did not produce the best results. Scoring ability, which is not only limited to BYC, remains a major challenge for Liberian players, both in domestic and international matches. Additionally, this should also serve as a lesson to other clubs who may have similar opportunities to participate in international competitions.

April 19, 2017 01:30 UTC

Liberian Cancer Society to Host 2nd Annual Affair

The Liberian Cancer Society will host their 2nd annual International Bazaar event April 29, 2017,commencing with a day of activity and fun for the entire family and also the ongoing advocacy and alertness on cancer and why it still kills a high number of Liberians every year. But with the support of the Liberian Cancer Society, there has been a lot more awareness to a disease that can be treated if spotted soon enough. With this year Annual International Bazaar, the Liberian cancer Society will also use this platform to continue its fight against cancer. Established in 1977 and becoming vibrant again in 2012 after the long interrupted war crises in Liberia, the Liberian Cancer Society has been working closely with the Government of Liberia and the Ministry of Health. Vendor Registration Forms are available on the Liberian Cancer Society Facebook Page or at Royal Grand Hotel and must be completed with payment to reserve space.

April 19, 2017 01:18 UTC

President Sirleaf Breaks Grounds For Road Project in River Gee County

River Gee County - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has broken grounds for the construction of 130 kilometers road intended to connect River Gee and Sinoe Counties. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader performed the ground breaking ceremony in Combat Camp, River Gee County amid huge turnout by citizens of Sinoe and River Gee counties. Earlier, the Liberian leader commissioned the newly recognized boundary between River Gee and Grand Gedeh counties. The commitment was contained in separate statements delivered by the Superintendents of River Gee and Grand Gedeh Counties at a Town Hall Meeting held in Kaliepo, Karweaken, River Gee County over the weekend. Speaking, the Liberian leader commended all actors who helped to achieve the peaceful settlement of the boundary rancor between River Gee and Grand Gedeh Counties.

April 19, 2017 01:18 UTC

CDC Issues Disclaimer on Mulbah Morlu’s Position on Jerome Korkoya

Monrovia -The Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has issued a disclaimer against a statement of support by Mulbah Morlu to the embattled National Election Commission (NEC) Chairman, Cllr. The disclaimer comes a day after a statement of support from 10 political parties was issued in support of the NEC Chairman. It’s been alleged that a tidy sum of money was passed around for the press conference of support. Morlu is on record for lying he met former US President Barack Obama in Ghana in 2009. “So for someone to claim that a position of support is from the CDC is false.”The governing council, which is the final decision-making body of the CDC, is made up of chairs from the three political parties in the coalition.

April 19, 2017 01:18 UTC

INCHR Vows To Protect Human Rights Defenders

Monrovia – The Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), Rev. Bartholomew B. Colley has assured human rights defenders working across the country that the INCHR will protect and defend their rights at all time. Colley disclosed that the national human rights institution will defend the rights of human rights advocates in “all situations and circumstances that require well organized networks that are proactive and crisis-responsive and not reactive and crisis-driven”. Colley assured that the INCHR will remain a partner, advocate and supporter of human rights defenders in meeting international human rights best standards and practices in Liberia. He said the training has positively impacted rural human rights defenders, who now know how to file complaint against companies operating in their area.

April 19, 2017 01:18 UTC

The Migrants from the Desert

The migrants say they are unable to find help anywhere else, so “we find ourselves feeding them every single day until they vanish,” stated a pharmaceutical worker. They are seen in every county seeking food and money before heading back from where they came when the weather changes. Desert areas reach extremely hot temperatures during summer months in Morocco causing these families to take the risk of walking for weeks on end with their toddlers and other kids. Making a decision not to reach out to them with food or money does not sit right with many Liberians. But for these migrants, whatever help one has to offer is received with appreciation and a heart-warming smile from the children.

April 19, 2017 01:18 UTC

Town Trap Is Not for One Person: The Case of ‘Code of Conduct’

Phrases like “government employees,” when taken into consideration, include those very people who drafted and approved the Code of Conduct. If that’s the case, the 2014 “legislated” Code of Conduct of Liberia is no exception. Questions that often bother my mind are whether the legislators, who voted to approve the Code of Conduct, actually read and understood the meaning of the very document’s contents. Another area of the COC we must look at is PART II, which has to do with the APPLICATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT. 3) If officials are yet to affix their signatures on the COC document, who should be held responsible now?

April 19, 2017 01:07 UTC

67 Killed in Road Traffic Accidents in First Quarter of 2017

Monrovia – Police in Monrovia say they have recorded 67 deaths as a result of road accidents over the last three months compared to 34 that were recorded in the first quarter of 2016. The Police said the increase in the wave of road accidents across the country was alarming and needs the quickest remedy to address the life threatening situation. Police accidents report also put the total number of individuals sustaining injuries of different degrees at 507, while 592 vehicles got damaged. The Liberia Police said it was concerned about the increase in the loss of human lives to accidents that could be prevented. At the same time, the Liberia National Police has announced that it will on April 24, 2017 commenced a vigorous vehicle inspection across Monrovia and its environs.

April 19, 2017 00:56 UTC

Inadequate Copyright, Pricing Laws Hamper Liberia's Sculpture Industry

Liberia sculptures like those sold at the Mamba Point Art Centre are world-renowned partly because of their medium artifacts and serpentine. There is no government statistics showing international tourism in Liberia neither the number of average growth along with statistics of visitors. Gweh spoke at the Liberia National Museum in Monrovia when an African-American, Elder Paul Cheatham, who is also a former U.S. Marine, donated three suit cases of artifacts to the Museum. Earlier, Elder Cheatham said the donation of the three suit cases of arts and artifacts was his way of identifying with the Liberia National Museum and promised to always identify with the institution. The Ministry is also tasked to promote national cultural and tourism values through various cultural groups and tourism centers.

April 19, 2017 00:45 UTC

Senator Prince Johnson Flirts With Benoni Urey in Merger Talks

But this would not be the first time Senator Johnson has pledged his support to a political party and later back out. Liberty Party was the first beneficiary of the support of Senator Johnson who considers himself the godfather of the vote-rich Nimba County. However, in a telephone interview with FrontPageAfrica Tuesday night, Senator Johnson said he knew nothing about the merger and the meeting held at his party’s headquarters. I don’t like that,” Senator Johnson said. Political pundits have expressed concerns over the ability of Urey and Senator Johnson to compromise their egos for the interest of the coalition.

April 19, 2017 00:33 UTC

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