Monrovia – Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor has called on members of the Supreme Court Bar Association to ensure the speedy adjudication of cases on the Supreme Court docket as the March Term of Court begins. “All counselors, who have cases before this court are advised to put in early requests to have their cases assigned and be in readiness for the arguments,” Chief Justice Korkpor mandated. The Chief Justice said the speedy trial of cases on the docket will help improve the progress of the Justice System of the country. At the same time, the Chief Justice outlined infrastructure and human resource development as key areas of priority under the reformed agenda of the Judiciary. The Chief Justice avowed that commercial banks’ cases on appeal before the Supreme Court, which could not be heard during last term of court, would be assigned this term for hearing and determination.
March 13, 2018 03:33 UTC
Monrovia – The premises of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LEITI) was a scene of unprecedented drama on Monday, March 12, when the newly appointed LEITI Head of Secretariat Gabriel Nyenkan, along with group of his supporters and armed police officers marched on the compound to effect his takeover of the entity. Mr. Nyenkan’s appointment as head of LEITI has been marred by staunch criticism from the civil society bloc on grounds that it violates the law that established the anti-graft institution in 2009. "After that the officer made some calls and came back and told Mr. Karmo that he has been ordered to leave. Karmo was appointed by the Multi-Stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of LEITI in 2014 following a competitive recruitment process in which several other Liberians participated. “The power to recruit the Head of Secretariat, Deputy and other staff members of the LEITI Secretariat therefore lies with the MSG, according to Section 6.3d of the LEITI Act.”
March 13, 2018 03:22 UTC
This small, but important gesture could help create awareness and turn things around for a whole generation of young people. In addition to asking Liberians in our diaspora communities to champion this program, young Liberians in Ghana, Nigeria and other parts of the sub-region could be used to jumpstart this program. Through this program, Liberia will have skilled people that governments do not need to waste resources on building their capacity. This system has been tried, tested and approved in academia and vocational training so it’s nothing new except for Liberia! Our universities and vocational training institutions should look into it.
March 13, 2018 03:22 UTC
Monrovia – Pre-trial detention is one of the major challenges facing the country’s Justice System, some judicial actors have opined. In 2017 at the Gbarnga Conference of Judges, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Rule of Law Division put pre-trial detention up to 67 percent. In the face of the alarming wave of pre-trial detention at various prison facilities, Justice Minister Cllr. “Your Honors, we will like to inform you that as Justice Minister, we are looking forward to tackling pre-trial detention and fast-tracking cases.”The Justice Minister emphasized the need for Liberians to have access to justice. Justice Minister Dean expressed his willingness in working with the Supreme Court Bench.
March 13, 2018 03:00 UTC
Monrovia – An aircraft belonging to Air Cote D’Ivoire has been grounded at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) since Sunday after the plane encountered some engine malfunctions, FrontPageAfrica has gathered. I think the airline should have told the passengers exactly what was happening rather than endangering all of our lives. The plane has since been grounded at the Roberts International Airport, leaving several passengers stranded. We noticed it and our technicians are working to resolve the issue.”In time past, many airlines including American Airlines, Delta, and Air France ceased flights to the Roberts International Airport due to the dilapidated condition of the runaway at the time. It’s a US$30 million project, which is giving the country’s only international airport a major facelift and will attract more airlines to Liberia.
March 13, 2018 02:39 UTC
Monrovia – When the Acting Managing Director of the National Port Authority opted to employ brothers of President George Manneh Weah at Liberia’s economic gateway she claimed to have acted based on the directive of the Liberian leader. As the current NPA Acting Managing Director, she recently hired several individuals – all last named Weah as consultants to positions inside the scope of existing jobs already occupied. Those recently hired are to be paid salaries four-times more than individuals who head these departments. Her actions received heavy criticisms as Economists expressed fear that it might retrogress early gains at the economic hub. She also retracted her previous comments, stating that President Weah was not knowledgeable of her actions to hire his brothers.
March 13, 2018 02:37 UTC
Over the last 50 years, CWA alumni, specifically ‘Graduating Classes’, have contributed thousands of dollars in cash and equipment to their alma mater and continued to do so in a number of engaging and innovative ways. The CWA Class of 1987, on Monday, March 12, 2018, donated 150 arm-chairs, 700 pieces of souvenir flash-light ball pens, and Class T-shirts to the 2017/2018 graduating class. The donation was made in a formal program marking the reunion of the Class of 1987. Former Police Director Marc Amblard, Student Council President of CWA in 1987, presented the arm-chairs to the school on behalf of the class. Joseph G. Neufville, Mr. Richard W. Clarke, Jr., Mr. Cedrick Windell Reeves, Mr. Siebo Williams, Mr. Duval Cassell, Mrs. Edith Williams Quiah, Mrs. Esther Korvah Ricks and Mr. A. Wendell Kialian.
March 13, 2018 02:15 UTC
BALTIMORE (March 12, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) today released state jobs and unemployment data. According to the preliminary survey data, Maryland added 14,600 private sector jobs over-the-month, an increase of 0.7 percent, with notable job gains across multiple sectors. Compared with this time last year, Maryland jobs are up by 8,700, an over-the-year change of 0.3 percent. The Education and Health Services sector increased by 3,500 jobs across the Health Care and Social Assistance and Educational Services subsectors. Other sectors that experienced growth in January include Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (1,100 jobs), Manufacturing (200 jobs), and Information (100 jobs).
March 12, 2018 17:03 UTC
BEIRUT, March 12 (Reuters) – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based war monitor, said on Monday about 511,000 people had been killed in the Syrian war since it began seven years ago. About 85 percent of the dead were civilians killed by the forces of the Syrian government and its allies, the Observatory said. The Syrian military, joined by its ally Russia since 2015, has used air power extensively. As the war approaches its eighth year, intense fighting continues in several areas, including eastern Ghouta near the capital Damascus and Afrin near the Turkish border. (Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Andrew Roche)(Visited 15 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
March 12, 2018 11:03 UTC
Mohammed A. Pussah, II, founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Malie Technology Incorporated has promised to introduce a new software that would address Liberia’s education problems. Mr. Pussah, a Liberian scientist, said the new software, if adopted, will greatly impact the country’s education system, including tracing records of school administrators and students. The new software system, dubbed “LIB School”, is currently being used in the United States. “This is an idea that can help the Ministry of Education to improve or have a better system, so we need technology in changing the system, which Malie Technology Incorporated is capable of providing,” Pussah said. This is helpful to improve Liberia’s education system.
March 12, 2018 02:37 UTC
Among the many issues highlighted by Mr. Kaye include the defamation law and indebtedness of government to media houses, which tends to strangulate their operations. He jointly addressed the conference along with Mr. Marcel C. Akpovo, Chief Human Rights and Protection Service at UNMIL. In conclusion Mr. Kaye said “Liberia maintains a very good and open dialogue with various human rights mechanisms. Mr. Kaye was here, at the invitation of the Liberian Government. He met with top government officials including President Weah, the Press Union of Liberia, media institutions, as well as civil society organizations among others.
March 12, 2018 02:37 UTC
The movement of ore trains have increased rapidly, since Mittal began mining “Mount Gangra”, one of the virgin mountains within the concession area. Some of the Liberian mine workers, who asked not want to be named, are among those worrying about the current escalation of mining operations at the newly opened Mount Gangra. There, according to them, iron ore mined from that mountain is 70% pure ore, that doesn’t require washing before shipment. He said ArcerlorMittal has laid off many employees on grounds that the world market price of iron ore has dropped drastically, making it unprofitable to continue mining. Yet, the company has intensified ore production and are even exporting ever increasing volume of iron ore which, in his opinion, is self contradictory.
March 12, 2018 02:31 UTC
Commissioner Reeves’ men at the Bo Waterside border are especially to be commended for their efficiency and watchfulness. These Sierra Leoneans had absolutely no difficulty reentering Liberia, because their passports and other travel documents showed the departure stamp. Right now there are many Ghanaians, Guineans, Sierra Leoneans and people of other nationalities engaged in illegal mining in the St. Paul River near Haindii in the Fuama Chiefdom of Lower Bong County. Liberia is a rich country and it is clear that there are many who want to come to, live and prosper in this land of liberty. Liberians, we say to you once again, AWAKE!
March 12, 2018 02:15 UTC
Meanwhile, the officials have selected Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor to serve as installing officer. SCAL was founded in 2007 by Bade Baker, Mrs. Jessie Wah King, Mrs. Dolley Massaquoi, and Mrs. Tidi Speare Stewart. SCAL is a sister-branch of the Liberian Senior Citizens Association (LISCA), founded by a group of Liberians living in Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex (USA) in 1998. On her personal educational achievements, Mrs. Baker, wife of the brainchild of LISCA, informed this reporter: “I’m an educator. “These services are free of charge,” SCAL’s Vice President Hesta Wood Baker said.
March 12, 2018 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s new Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Williametta Piso Saydee-Tarr has pledged the Liberian government’s commitment to fully implement the National Social Protection Strategy and Policy crafted under the administration of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Speaking at the opening of a one-day Liberia’s HIV and Social Protection Planning workshop in Monrovia on Friday, March 9, Minister Saydee-Tarr noted that Liberia cannot realize its transformation and pro-poor agenda without scaling up its social protection strategies that restore dignity and foster social inclusion. The government is committed to implementing the Social Protection Agenda which is under the human development pillar. Liberia cannot realize its transformation agenda without the scaling up of the social protection strategies that can restore dignity and foster social inclusion. Its was aimed at reviewing and endorsing the final HIV and Social Protection Assessment report and to develop an HIV and Social Protection roll out plan as called for by the Liberia’s HIV and social protection assessment conducted in June 2017.
March 12, 2018 01:18 UTC