But put plainly and squarely, President George Weah did not display true courage as would have been expected from a leader. President Weah could have handled the situation in similar fashion but he faltered out of weakness and “cut his paypay”, leaving the Police to run riot with the student protesters. And apparently President Weah believes in the lies and half-truths they spin to him, else he would have not “cut his paypay” in the face of such challenges. President Weah may not be aware but he needs to be told that time is fast running out for him to make amends and turn things around. Are students being manipulated or is President Weah being manipulated?
October 17, 2019 02:19 UTC
By Edmund Zar-Zar BargblorThe debate regarding Liberians with dual citizenship status and their participation in the government of Liberia continues to resurface within Liberia and the Diaspora. The concept of dual citizenship has to do with dual nationality. Instead, the leaders and the Legislature chose to disenfranchise their own countrymen and women in place of other foreigners who have dual citizenship status. Egypt (with permission)Eritrea (with permission, has created an intermediary status)Ghana (Dual Citizens may not hold a set of listed senior positions, includes dual citizenship for the involuntary African Diaspora.) When it comes to the institution of dual citizenship in Liberia, history is undoubtedly repeating itself.
October 17, 2019 02:19 UTC
Determine Girls FC and LISCR FC on Wednesday, October 16, emerged as champions of the traditional ‘Who Owns the Land’ tournament in the women’s and male’s football categories respectively. Determine Girls won the women’s football category of the tournament following a 2-1 win against Senior Professionals at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on UN Drive, in Monrovia. However, Determine Girls’ forward Pauline Agbostu was a consistent threat to Senior Pro as she kept their defenders on their back-foot. Senior Pro got the lone goal consolation through Angeline Kieh of Earth Angels, who is featured for Senior Pro in the off-season tournament. Determine Girls were presented a trophy and a check of L$150,000 as winners of the tournament women’s football category.
October 17, 2019 02:15 UTC
MR. GRAY, in a Facebook post after the violent protest this week, sent a public message to the President that read: “Mr. THE LIKES of Rep. Gray may think that they are displaying loyalty with posts, declaring the MCSS protest as the work of “Haters” and “Traitors”, but they are simply doing more harm than good. PRESIDENT WEAH does not need to fill his government with anymore loyalists, partisans, gravy-seekers, bootlickers – or sycophants. REP. GRAY GOT one thing right in his post – the writings are indeed on the wall. The sooner President Weah realizes that the clock is ticking on his room for lapses, the better he will be able to checkmate himself – and put his house in order.
October 17, 2019 02:03 UTC
Left to right- Nobel Jackson, Gertrude Nyaley and Roland J. LepolMonrovia – The Partners in Development (PADEV), a local NGO in the forest sector, has conducted a one-day orientation for its community engagement officers (CEOs), who are going to be sent into the field for a 15-month Forestry Development Authority (FDA) project that they (PADEV) are implementing. Speaking earlier the Technical Manager, Community Forestry Department, FDA, Att’y Gertrude W. K. Nyaley, said the LFSP is a project, which is a support to the Liberian Government from the Norwegian Government. According to her PADEV will create awareness on governance among community forest dwellers. The FDA technician warned that there are several persons who are intervening and participating in community forestry, who, according to her should not be a part of it. Founders of PADEV have extensive experience in CBNRM and development works deeply rooted in their long-term services with national and international organizations.
October 17, 2019 01:52 UTC
Washington DC – Liberians from all regions of the world will be gathering near Washington DC on December 6- 7 for the first “All Liberian Diaspora Conference”. The Conference is expected to bring together dozens of Diaspora organizations, international organizations, local, and state officials, recognized Liberian experts, and notable friends of Liberia. They will join representatives of U.S. government, and international agencies in a bid to unite the Liberian Diaspora on major issues affecting Liberia. The major Liberian Diaspora organizations are united under the aegis of the All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD), representing over 500,000 Liberians in the Diaspora. He noted that Discussions will also be geared towards fostering collaboration amongst the various Liberian Diaspora organizations, relief groups, and related non-governmental organizations to improve the coordination of their many initiatives for Liberia.
According to the group’s press statement, the attention of the Government must be drawn to growing human rights issues relating to protest under the current administration. MCSS provides primary and secondary education to the student population of the Monrovia metropolitan area. The MCSS was established by government charter in 1964 under the Act to Amend the Education Law to Create the Monrovia Consolidated School System. Fighting back teargas, the MCSS students blocked a presidential convoy, demanding to see President George Manneh Weah and have him hear their concerns. The students also threatened to disrupt private schools if the government did not address their concerns.
Monrovia – The University of Liberia is one place in Liberia that sees constant protest actions either from students or the faculty members. The UL Administration has taken some actions to curb or minimize the constant protest actions. Speaking to FrontPageAfrica Wednesday, October 16, some concerned UL students expressed their dissatisfactions on the part of some of their colleagues, who are always found in various demonstrations on the campuses. “I am calling on the administration to do something about this constant protest issue, because it is hampering our education. Abraham Sheriff, another student wants the UL Administration to sit with various student leaders on possible way of ending yearlong protest.
Monrovia – The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Agriculture and Infrastructure Investment Company (AIIC) and president of the National Rice Federation of Liberia (NRFL) said the just ended All African Post-Harvest Congress and Exhibition held at the Headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was in line with Liberia’s scope of work in the agriculture sector. Mr. Mohammed V. Kamara said the post-harvest congress and exhibition was in line with Liberia’s scope of work in the agriculture sector because Liberia is a post-harvest agriculture country and that he was privileged to participate in the conference. He narrated that representatives from all over Africa were present and they made presentations from their nations’ perspectives on reduction in post-harvest loses from 2014 to 2025. It was glaringly stated that food loss and wastes are a global challenge of epic proportions because approximately, one third of all food production in the world is lost or wasted,” he mentioned. The AIIC CEO said those measures would include policies, programs, practices, and technologies that reduce food loss on the farm during storage and distribution in the market and the homes.
October 17, 2019 01:30 UTC
Kakata, Margibi – Members of the City Council of Isanit City, Minnesota in the United States of America have unanimously voted to establish a sister city relationship with Unification City in Mboo Statutory District, Margibi County. The Isanit City Council Members took the decision on Tuesday, October 15, at a “Sister City Relationship and Public Safety” dialogue where the Unification City Major presented a formal resolution requesting the establishment of a sister city relationship with the American city. According to a dispatch from the US, on next Wednesday, both cities are expected to compile and officially sign the final joint resolution to cement the sisterly city relationship. The City Major of Unification City, Samuel Berrian and Margibi County Police Chief Superintendent, Sylvester Hina, are currently in the United States of America attending the “Sister City Relationship and Public Safety” dialogue between Isanit City, Minnesota, USA and Unification City, Margibi County, Liberia. The Isanit City and Unification City sister city relationship is being initiated by Rev.
October 17, 2019 01:18 UTC
Buchanan – The Committee set up to help save the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County on Wednesday, October 16, announced that it has raised over L$2.6 million and US$4,872 for the upkeep of the major public health center in the county. Dr. Jawara then called on people of the county to “help support their own hospital” by contributing to the reopening of the hospital. “Based on the pressing need of the hospital since it got reopened on Saturday, October 5, 2019, the Committee to Help Save the Liberia Government Hospital decided to give two weeks support to the hospital in an initial amount of US$3,880.00. “We are also appealing to those who made pledges to support the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan by kindly fulfill their promises “. On September 17, 2019, Grand Bassa County Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh endorsed the “Help Save the Liberian Government Hospital Committee” which has promised to continue helping to raise funds for the hospital.
Monrovia – LISCR FC secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Barrack Young Controllers II to win the Liberia Football Association “Who Owns the Land Tournament” at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. Christopher Jackson’s 71st minute strike from a poor goalkeeping error by Morlik Keita, ensured the Shipping Boys sealed the pre-season tournament with a cash prize of L$200,000. And C. Jackson was denied once again by goalie Keita following Ledlum’s chest pass in the 34th minute. J. Jackson then took an ambitious effort from the goal area and it was palmed out for corner by Williams in the 67th minute. Following Morgan’s missed, C. Jackson fired LISCR FC in the lead with his seventh goal of the tournament after goalie Keita missed pass was intercepted by the forward who buried the ball into the back of the net on 71st minute.
World Food Day is a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger. Healthy diets for a #Zero Hunger world”. This year, World Food Day calls for action across sectors to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. “World Food Day 2019 calls for actions to make healthy and sustainable diets accessible and affordable to everyone. “FAO supports its member countries in their efforts to make sustainable healthy diets a reality for all.
The Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) has condemned the police for using force to disperse “peaceful students during a protest”Monrovia – The Liberia National Police’s handling of protesting students on Tuesday, October 15 in Monrovia is drawing increasing criticisms. FLY Condemns PoliceThe Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) has condemned the police for using force to disperse “peaceful students during a protest”. Several students sustained injuries and were hospitalized as a result,” said James Koryor, Secretary-General of FLY, the umbrella organization of youth and students in Liberia. ANC Blasts PoliceMeanwhile, opposition political party Alternative National Congress has blasted the police for using “brutality against public high school students”. ANC said it was appalling for state security to use deadly force on ‘unarmed peaceful’ high school students and ‘abuse the power’ entrusted them to protect every citizens.
October 17, 2019 00:56 UTC
Liberia Contingent (LIBATT 6)Monrovia – The High Command of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has commended the Liberia Contingent (LIBATT 6) for being extremely professional and well-trained in all aspects of peacekeeping activities in Mali. The LIB FP Coy is operating fixed sites in Timbuktu Camp/ SWHQ with good disciplinary records and predictable weekly and monthly schedules of personnel rotation. LIB FP Coy is exhibiting training commitments despite operational roles. LIB FP Coy has a very good performance in Quick Response Force (QRF) readiness. Meanwhile, The AFL has successfully deployed its sixth batch of Peacekeepers under the command of Maj Picos L. Flemming, as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
October 17, 2019 00:45 UTC