A group of Christian women under the banner, “Fundamental Baptist Women Fellowship” has broken ground for the construction of a modern conference center in Ganta, Nimba County. They currently rotate the conference, touring every region annually where their members are found. According to Mother Nyanquoi, prior to establishing the conference for women, cases of gross disrespect towards their husbands and instances of divorce were emerging among married women. Also commenting on the conference, the founder, Mrs. Esther Gbor, said they teach women lessons on Psychology, Sociology and others, with scriptural backing. While God’s word says a wife should submit to her husband, it also tells the husband to love his wife as Christ loved the Church,” Mrs. Gbor clarified.
–in CAF Confederation Cup PlayoffAfter losing in the first round of the CAF Champions League, champion club Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) were yesterday paired against South African giants SuperSport United in the last 16 playoff rounds of the CAF Confederation Cup. BYC are among the 16 losers of the CAF Champions League first round who were paired with 16 winners of the first round of CAF Confederation Cup. SuperSport United advanced to the playoff rounds after qualifying from the preliminaries by defeating ASSM Elgeco Plus of Madagascar 2-1 on aggregate and during the weekend thrashed Al-Ahly Shendi of Sudan 4-0 to overturn a 3-2 score in the first leg, making it 6–3 on aggregate. The Go Blue Boys will host the South Africans in the first leg of the playoff rounds at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on April 7 and will later travel to South Africa for the second leg on April 14. Sixteen teams will qualify from the playoff rounds and be drawn into four groups of four teams, where two teams from each group will qualify to the quarter finals of the competition.
On March 13, the Nigerian-flagged fishing vessel Star Shrimper XXV was boarded in waters belonging to the West African state of Liberia by the Liberian Coast Guard, assisted by Sea Shepherd crew and Israeli maritime advisors and conservationists. The vessel was actively fishing without a Liberian fishing license, the most serious offense under the Liberian Fisheries Regulations, for which the penalty can be a fine up to $1,000,000. The trawler was detected by radar as it entered Liberian waters from the waters of Cote d’Ivoire at a speed that indicated trawling activity. The fleet is currently certified under “Friend of the Sea” criteria for sustainable fishing of Black Tiger Prawns. However, the guidelines require vessels to comply with legal requirements including valid fishing permits.
Monrovia – 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. In a related development, the Foreign Ministry release has also announced the Protocol for the signing of the Book of Condolence in the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. According to the Protocol, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Honorable Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Members of the Cabinet will sign the Book of Condolence. 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.
ALEPPO /Syria/, March 21. European countries should follow the example of Russia, China and Iran and assist Syria in the war on terror, Aleppo Governor Hussain Diab said at a meeting with a parliamentary delegation comprising members of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) and representatives of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). Diab added that “the blood of the fallen soldiers, officers and generals has become a beacon” lighting the way to fight terrorists for Syria and Russia. Read more of this reportSource: News Now / TASS(Visited 23 times, 23 visits today)Commentscomments
An Oklahoma state senator charged with hiring a teenage boy as a prostitute intends to resign as a lawmaker by Wednesday, the senator’s lawyer said on Tuesday. The state’s top Republicans called on Republican Senator Ralph Shortey, 35, to resign last week after he was charged with three felony counts, including engaging in child prostitution. Attorney Ed Blau said in a telephone interview he advised Shortey to resign and his client agreed. Shortey, who has served since 2010, has not spoken to media about the incident, and Blau said he had not issued a statement. Read more of this reportSource: News Now / Raw Story(Visited 8 times, 8 visits today)Commentscomments
To mark World Water Day, on 22 March WaterAid Liberia is calling for urgent action from the international community and the government to reach the 847,000 rural people in Liberia without access to clean water. It warns that changes in weather patterns could make it even harder for the world’s poorest people to access clean water. Today, 663 million people are without clean water globally, and the vast majority of them – 522 million – live in rural areas. Rural communities, dependent on farming to make a living,face an increasing struggle to grow food and feed livestock. • Angola tops the list of countries with the greatest percentage of the rural population without access to clean water.
They expressed frustration that she not picked, having been earlier tipped to go as running mate to Brumskine. Besides, the callers considered the preferment of Karnwea to Gongloe-Weh as ‘complete betrayal,’ vowing also to resist the Liberty Party in that part of the county. According to the 2008 National Housing and Population Census by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS), Nimba County has a population of a little over 462,026. Liberty Party is self-assured to make Nimba its second stronghold, with Grand Bassa being the first. And through Nimba, it is targeting the seizure of southeastern Liberia with its new vice running mate, Harrison Karnwea.
United States officials have issued a ban on all electronic items “bigger than a smartphone” for travelers taking direct flights from major Middle Eastern and African airports to the U.S, according to CNN. Under the ban, items such as e-readers, laptops and electronic gaming devices cannot enter the cabin and must be stored in the plane’s cargo hold. The outlet reported that the nine airlines implicated in the ban — including Egyptair, Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Turkish Airlines — have been notified of the new policy and have 96 hours to implement the regulation. A senior U.S. official told CNN if the airports and airlines don’t comply, they’ll be barred from flying into the country. Read More of this reportSource: News Now/ News Mic / Associated Press(Visited 24 times, 24 visits today)Commentscomments
In Haiti By Force: UN Sex Abuse, Fault Lines speaks to Haitian women who say they were raped by UN peacekeepers there. “The United Nations Mission in Haiti – known as MINUSTAH – was established in 2004 to help strengthen the rule of law,” says Fault Lines presenter Femi Oke. When pressed, a UN official told Fault Lines that there are less than a dozen children worldwide receiving child support from UN soldiers. About Fault LinesWe live in a world run through with fault lines. Al Jazeera’s Fault Lines takes you beyond the headlines, holding the powerful to account across the US and the Americas.
Criminal Court ‘C’ yesterday temporarily agreed to admit into evidence the controversial e-mails and spreadsheets gathered by Global Witness to be used against former House Speaker Alex Tyler and several present and past public officials, including Senator Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount County. Judge Gbeisay did not give a definite time on the appearance of Niekerk, but asked for the continuation of the case. Before Judge Gbeisay’s decision, the defense team however argued that admitting the Global Witness evidence obtained via a breach of domestic laws is against the principle of ‘comity between nations,’ which is a principle of international law that recognizes that States must respect each other’s domestic laws. They further argued that security data was stolen by the GW and that the documents in the alleged bribery report should not be used as evidence in the trial. Liberia’s legal system provides that evidence obtained illegally cannot be used against an entity (such as a person, corporation or State) in a criminal trial.
FPA: You have invested US$1.2 million in a beverage production plant here in Liberia – huge investment – how did the vision come about? I really believe the key to economic growth and sustainability is trade…but trade that is hinged upon Liberian entrepreneurship and investments in manufacturing …beginning with food production. She lamented the fact that was still focused on the traditional exports and encouraged Liberian to venture in manufacturing and food production. Yes, I do anticipate a serious struggle with importers of juices and water or any other food products they we get into producing. FPA: Do you have the train human resource capacity to run the production plant if yes are they Liberians?
Gbonota, Bong County - The residents of Walahun,Nyallie and Menquelleh Clans in Sanoyea District, Bong County have petitioned Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai to contest the 2017 Presidential election and have issued statements of support at programs held in Gbonota Saturday. The three statements were presented to Vice President Boakai by the Chiefs of the three clans. Vice President Boakai informed the people of the three clans that he will work with them to install the second ferry on the saint Paul River. This will be the second ferry on the river provided by the Vice President. The three clans and their sister Clan of Wolala across the Saint Paul in Gbarpolu County then presented gifts to the Vice President.
“President Taylor will return to this country this year by the grace of God. “President Taylor will return to this country this year by the grace of God. This will be one of the miraculous act that God will use to show to the people of this nation that He chose Charles Taylor,” Paye said confidently. Former President Taylor will return to this country this year by the grace of God,” he reiterated. "Someone who is close to President Taylor was on the phone in our midst and informed me that Taylor had requested to speak with me and I agreed.
Monrovia –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 nonviolence 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. The forum with political parties, Youth Groups and Civil Society will seek to identify critical challenges, gaps and progress, as well as to constitute explicit measure towards the elections process and enhance a full level of inclusiveness in the electoral management cycle for a smooth democratic transition comes October 2017. 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. The dialogues will take place Tuesday, March 22, 2017 for Civil Society Organizations, while Police –Political parties dialogues will tale Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Paynesville City Hall, in Paynesville City.