LISCR Coach Tapha Manneh complained about his players being too slowMonrovia – Liberia’s LISCR FC Coach Tapha Manneh has complained of his players being “too slow” following his side’s 1-0 victory over Algerian club USM Bel Abbes in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary second leg qualifiers at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia. Speaking in a post-match press conference, the LISCR coach lamented over his players’ reactions in scoring and making good use of their chances. It effects the game because players are too slow,” Manneh said. Our reaction toward the scoring is too slow; so it is something in which we are still going to work on,” he added. Manneh, however, said he felt pleased with his side’s performance but stated that the team is not for development.
December 07, 2018 00:44 UTC
MONROVIA – Early last week the owner of Abraham Roberts Funeral home along with his staff were arrested by officers of the Liberia National Police to answer questions after video of secret burials allegedly done by the funeral went viral on social media. A vehicle bearing the name of the AB Roberts Funeral Parlor is also captured in the video, which was recorded at night. The LNP said sources hinted them about the alleged actions of the funeral parlor, which prompted them to make the arrest of staff of the funeral home. The head of the funeral parlor has been bailed out by his lawyer but is still undergoing investigation, the LNP says. The police said reports from the investigation will be released to the public as the secret burial done by the funeral parlor have instilled fears in members of the community.
Pearl Brown Bull has warned that ousting his Vice President would be detrimental to his presidency. They further recommended to President Weah and the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to strip her off her governmental post. Strains Between Weah & JewelIt has become very glaring that the President and the Vice President are not on good terms. Since 1993 when the legislature first enacted the bill, the vice president has had oversight of the lotteries. In the past twelve years, former vice president Joseph Boakai had the deciding vote on the lotteries board.
MONROVIA – As the reported rigmarole between President George Weah and Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor deepens, former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai is admonishing the pair to work harmoniously in the interest of the country. She knows the role of the Vice President is to preside over the Senate and assist the President. He disclosed that when served as Vice President under former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he stayed on his lane. If the President succeeds this and others will no longer be under the Office of the Vice President. Most of those who had worked with him when he served as Vice President did not have their jobs retained.
Associate Justice Jamesetta Howard-WolokolieMonrovia – The only two female Justices on the five-person Supreme Court Bench have objected to the opinion empowering the House of Representatives (HOR) to proceed with impeachment proceeding against Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. Report by Bettie K. Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]Associate Justices Jamesetta Howard Wolokolie and Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh said the majority opinion was in error and raised arguments that the House did not raise for itself. The duo said the communication from the HOR still remains before the Supreme Court as it has never been withdrawn by them. The majority said the petition was premature, but in dissenting, the two females said their ruling raised issues not brought before the court. The majority opinion was signed by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, newly appointed Justice Joseph Nagbe, and Ad-hoc Justice J. Boima Kontoe.
December 03, 2018 00:33 UTC
Monrovia – A group mobilized in October 2018 in response to the ProPublica report on More Than Me (MTM) is calling for the resignation of the founder of MTM, Ms. Katie Meyler. We could no longer sit back and watch business as usual, in this instance, abuse of children while under the supervision of people who owed them a duty of care,” AFA stated. “This purported mission encompasses providing a safe space that protects these very children from sexual exploitation. AFA said they remain resolute in seeking adequate redress for victims and holding MTM accountable. Additionally, the group said they will pursue the regulatory investigation and appropriate censuring of MTM in all relevant jurisdictions.
December 03, 2018 00:00 UTC
MONROVIA – Liberia’s Internal Affairs Minister, Varney A. Sirleaf, says the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) can drastically reduce water theft once it carries out rapid connection of Liberians. The Internal Affairs Ministry Boss said the dedication of the three water facilities with definitely turn the story around for the 90 percent of Liberians who used to fetch water from creeks and rivers that were unsafe to safe drinking water. Mr. Kamara said plans are being worked out to have similar modern water facilities to be constructed in other counties in the country. Mr. Chan: “With the inauguration of the three water facilities it will reduce the difficulties faced by residents of Sanniquellie, Robertsport and Voinjama cities to get safe drinking water’. Facilities not in some citiesCurrently there are water facilities in six of the nine counties in Liberia.
December 03, 2018 00:00 UTC
The Editor,The article titled “Liberia Water & Sewer Deputy Managing Director Accused of Sexual Exploitation” is a matter that has permeated the halls of numerous governmental agencies and that of the private sector in Liberia. In today’s Liberia it is evident that gains have been made as we have experienced the first female African President (Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf) and vice president (Jewel Howard Taylor). These are gains that provide a general air of acceptance of the competence of women in the workplace. An illusion by far as the relative gains in important positions have not parlayed themselves into a broader perspective in the general workplace. The same applies to homosexual employers who subject their prospective applicants to the same deviant behaviors that have been “acceptable” in Liberian society.
December 02, 2018 23:47 UTC
AT THE HEIGHT OF the Presidential race when controversy emerged over a phone call former President Taylor made to then candidate George Weah, Mr. Weah denied being in contact with the former President. NEARLY A YEAR in it appears the President using his well-known ties to Rep. James Biney, to mount a serious push to expel his vice president from the NPP. THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE ordeal, President Weah has remained silent, failing to say anything about what is unfolding against his vice president, the one on whose shoulders he rode to the presidency. SHOULD THE NPP decision hold, President Weah will be faced with a very difficult dilemma. President Weah must resist all efforts by those sycophantic followers telling him that he should get rid of his vice president now.
December 02, 2018 16:52 UTC
However, the Biney NPP faction is urging the President to do so, even though they said it may take time. This NPP faction said they were expelling the two because they had allegedly gone against the party’s constitution and tried to bring division within the NPP and by extension the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). The former lawmaker described VP Taylor as “a wicked wizard,” currently within NPP and tearing it apart. It was voted unanimously by delegates from the 15 counties that the NPP standard bearer, who is the Vice President of Liberia, and the defato chairman, John Gray, be expelled from the NPP. Sen. Johnson, who is an ally of VP Taylor, is a ardent NPP partisan.
December 02, 2018 09:17 UTC
Monrovia – Three of the five justices including Ad-hoc Justice Boima Kontoe, have said that the Writ of Prohibition prayed for by lawyers representing Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh could not be granted because the House of Representatives was not in error in initiating the proceeding. The Court said the House of Representatives is empowered by the Constitution of Liberia to initiate impeachment proceedings. According to the duo, prohibition will lie because where there is an infringement on the judicial privilege of a judicial officer. Their signatures were not on the majority opinion on grounds that the high court raised issues that were not raised by the HOR. Justice Banks, however, said if the dissenting could have been done by him, he would have done it a different way to show errors in the opinion by the majority.
November 30, 2018 23:15 UTC
Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has told Liberians in all walks of life that despite the constraints in Liberia, no one should badmouth the country, as whatever is said reflects on the people themselves. Former President Sirleaf said she was not delving into the current state of affairs of the country, noting that Liberia’s economy was on a good footing during her first term and half of her second, until Ebola disrupted everything. Nevertheless, she said, before leaving office the country was recovering and things were moving better than they are now. During the course of the 2017 general and presidential elections, former President Sirleaf was noted by her partisans for not supporting former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai who contested on the party’s ticket. On the issue of wealth, the former president noted that she does not have money as people may perceive her to have; but the money she has now come from payments she receives when she performs delegated tasks in conferences she is invited to.
November 29, 2018 02:30 UTC
Says Nursing and Midwifery BoardThe Liberian Board of Nursing and Midwifery (BNM) has described as “illegal” the Barshell University College (BUC) in Paynesville, because its establishment violates the law of Liberia to operate a nursing and midwifery school in the absence of accreditation from the state board. The university is owned and operated by Montserrado County District #3 lawmaker Ceebee C. D. Barshell. Also, in March, 2018, authorities of the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) conducted a series of assessment on the BUC and released the report to the university on October 11, 2018. But when the Daily Observer contacted Rep. Barshell via mobile phone yesterday evening, he responded, promising to call back in 30 minutes to address the situation. “I did everything so that Rep. Barshell could meet officials of the Commission on Higher Education, which did not work,” Obiasogu said.
November 28, 2018 02:27 UTC
On the positive side, Tubman is best remembered for having brought Liberia into the 20th century, during his prime. No Queen or princess—anywhere in the world—had anything on Tubman and his West-Indian consort, Antoinette Padmore Tubman, when it came to refinement, polish and elegance. But that was not the way Tubman’s cousin, Counselor Fulton Yancy, saw it. That was the way Fulton felt, all things considered. DO NOT TOUCH MY PAYCHECK“Do not cut my pay check for your True Whig Party operations,” Albert Porte had told President Tubman from the start.
November 28, 2018 02:15 UTC
According to the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission, of over 460 officials of the Executive Branch of Government, only 92 (20%) have declared their assets. It must be noted that the President and most public officials who declared their assets did so very late, in violation of the Code of Conduct for Public Officials. While other countries around the world are anxious to make their integrity institutions more independent and autonomous, we are treading the opposite path. We do not see how already ineffective public integrity institutions will improve if made vulnerable to the presidency and other higher-ups in government. Widespread media reports of multiple constructions by the President must be investigated by the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission and other relevant agencies of government.
November 26, 2018 19:41 UTC