Political Parties Youths, Civil Society Vow to Promote Violence Free Elections in Liberia

Monrovia - Several Political Parties youth wings and civil society organizations have resolved to denounce all forms of electoral violence and promote peace and stability in Liberia during and after the October 2017 elections. The group made the resolution at the end of a three- day elections dispute management training for political parties youth representatives and civil society organizations in Liberia. The training was sponsored by the Peace Building Office (PBO) at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in collaboration with the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), a South African –based civil society organization. In the accord, the group announced the establishment of a network of political party youth wings and civil society organizations for the purpose of exchanging information and engaging jointly to resolve elections related disputes. It was attested by Mr. Edward Mulbah, Executive Director of the Peace Building Office of Liberia.

April 25, 2017 16:52 UTC

NPP Endorses Rev. Watta Duo to Contest House of Representatives Seat

Monrovia - The National Patriotic Party (NPP), now part of the Coalition for Democratic Change, has officially endorsed Mother Tenial Watta Duo as a representative aspirant of District #12, Montserrado County. Duo for her efforts towards revamping the party and for creating office space for the party in the district since 1997. He noted that the Coalition for Democratic Change was formed out of sincerity and would do everything possible to ensure that George Weah becomes President of Liberia. Watta Duo thanked the NPP and the Coalition for Democratic Change for the recognition and pledged to do all in her power to promote the coalition at both district and national levels. Duo, who once contested the representative seat of the district in 2011 and lost to Hon.

April 25, 2017 16:52 UTC

Liberia's National Open Time Trial Championship Kicks off Wednesday

Monrovia - The Liberia Athletics Federation (LAF) will hold this year's National Open Time Trial Championship on Wednesday, April 26, at the UL's Fendell Campus, beginning at 3:00pm. 0777898224/0886723075The competition will bring together over one hundred athletes, both Liberians and foreigners, from schools, the communities and athletic clubs. The 2017 National Open Time Trial Championship will feature events such as 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, 4 x 400m relay and 1 x 100m relay. At the end of the LAF annual events, 15 competitive Liberian athletes will be selected to represent the country in the Zone II Senior Championship and the ECOWAS Junior Championship, in the Male and Female categories, in Conakry, Guinea from 8 - 16 May. The selected athletes will also join the already 20 athletes in camp for possible selection for future competitions that’s according the Liberia Athletic Federation.

April 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

Invincible Eleven President Samuel Wlue Resigns

Monrovia - Invincible Eleven (IE) Struggle of the season continued over the weekend with the resignation of their president Samuel Wlue from the club as president of Invincible Eleven Majestic sports Association. The former IE President in his letter of resignation cited his busy schedule as reasons for his decision to step down as President. “Sun Shine” IE have not felt the presence of a President since their former president Dr. Richard Tolbert was pressure to step down as president. However the Club’s Board of Directors have appointed its Vice President for International Affairs, who is also a former player of the Seku Keita as Acting president pending election of the Invincible Eleven Majestic Sports Association. Appointed election Committee members are Martin George, former Liberia Water and Sewe Corporation Managing Director Charles Allen, Macketta Gurley, Elizabeth Banenan and JB.

April 25, 2017 16:30 UTC

Van Dave Scores Hat-trick For BYC in 5-0 Demolition of Invincible Eleven

BYC has a game in hand after the 13th round this weekend, third-placed Monrovia Club Breweries trails BYC by goals difference. The match first attempt on goal came in the 13th minute, when BYC’s Prince Saydee shot came off the post after a Prince Kennedy cross. A minute later Mark Paye got the match opener for the defending champions with a placement after a Claudius Morris pass. BYC aggressively competent Kemoh Kamara, got his name in the referee book after extending his leg to clear a ball. “We could have scored more,” BYC defender Prince Jetoh said.

April 25, 2017 16:07 UTC

NYPD: Two Persons of Interest Sought in Battery Shooting -

Police have released new photos of two men wanted for questioning after a shooting near the Battery in Lower Manhattan left two people wounded Monday. The woman was shot in the knee, while the man was grazed in the torso. One is described as having a heavy build and was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, red plaid shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. The second man is bald and was last seen wearing a blue sweat shirt, blue jeans, multi-colored sneakers and carrying a tan backpack. Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

April 25, 2017 15:45 UTC

Emir Honours Outgoing Ambassadors; Of Liberia and Cyrus -

Emir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani met at the Emiri Diwan yesterday with Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, Charalambos Panayides, and Ambassador of the Republic of Liberia to Qatar, Ibrahim K Nyei, on the occasion of the expiry of their tenure in the country. The Emir granted Their Excellencies the Ambassadors the Decoration of Al Wajbah in recognition of the efforts they made for enhancing cooperation between Qatar and their respective countries and wished them success in their future missions and relations with their countries further progress and prosperity. Source: News Now/ Peninsula(Visited 40 times, 45 visits today)Commentscomments

April 25, 2017 14:48 UTC

ALP Threatens To Prosecute Ellen, Others -Says UP Days Are Numbered -

By Reuben Sei WaylaunA stalwart of the All Liberian Party (ALP), Bomi County Senator, and former spokesman of detained Liberian leader, Charles Taylor has revealed that prosecution awaits President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her confidants if the ALP wins the impending October’s elections. I told Benoni Urey that I am supporting you to become president, not because I like you, is to prosecute these people who are criminals in our country. On the Coalition With ALP, MDR And LINU:Senator Johnson who is also a staunch member of the ALP has meanwhile welcomed the decision for a coalition between the ALP, MDR and LINU, saying it is welcoming. A responsible government will appreciate such, instead they want to undermine the coalition,” he said. “When the force comes together, the Unity party, Boakai, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf days are numbered.

April 25, 2017 10:36 UTC

Citizens Of Kinjor And Larjor Communities React To Lawsuit Against Aureus Mining -

Ms. Fahnbulleh exploited an opportunity meant for sharing experiences to advance her personal agenda. A team from the clean-up campaign will form the Village WATSAN Committee to sustain a clean and environmentally healthy Kinjor. The 150 acres of land is now a conflict free land for the permanent residency of directly affected communities. Recently, the sand contract between BMMC and Kinjor Village brought in US$5,250.00 as last installment payment, which on April 6, 2017 Mr. Armah M.L Gray, Chairman of RWG, signed for. This concluded the first phase of the 100 loads sand-deal, contrary to claims by Ms. Fahnbulleh that the BMMC has absconded with our funds.

April 25, 2017 10:24 UTC

BlueCrest University College Set to Revolutionize IT Industry in Liberia -

Submitted by Steve DoitoBlueCrest University College, Liberia’s premier ICT and Management institution accredited by the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE) is set to revolutionize the IT industry in the country. The BlueCrest University College has announced a 10% flat discount on all NIIT diploma and certificate courses till May 13, 2017 as part of Unification Day celebration scholarships. BlueCrest University College through its Country Representative Dr. Gajendra Singh, has expressed thanks and gratitude to the student community and the entire nation for the level of interest and commitment shown since the University College became operational in Liberia. From what has been gathered, BlueCrest University College has been patronized by students, professionals and employers since inception. BlueCrest University College has become very popular among prospective applicants because of the diverse nature of programs offered to students.

April 25, 2017 09:33 UTC

Liberia Youthful Child Rights Advocate On Liberians To Stop ‘Preaching Politics of Hate’

One of Liberia’s youthful child rights advocates, Abraham M. Keita is calling on Liberians to ‘Stop Preaching Politics Of Hate’, and noted that Liberia at this point of time needs reconciliation during the pending October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections. Created by an Act of the Legislature on May 12, 2005, this commission was mandated to give a detailed, unbiased and vivid account of the goings-on during the civil war. It must not be lost on us therefore that the factors which instigated the civil war are as glittering as gold today. Stop preaching the politics of hate: Liberia needs reconciliation. Many, particularly affiliates of the Liberian civil war, are being derided for their roles in the Liberian civil war.

April 25, 2017 07:07 UTC

A United Plane Reportedly Made an Emergency Landing After Overheating -

By Sammy NickallsTwo weeks after forcibly and violently removed a passenger from the plane and one week after removing an engaged couple from a plane on their way to their own wedding, United is at the center of yet another scandal. Jody Genessy, a writer from Utah and a passenger on flight 1549 tweeted that his flight on Monday was “the most frightening thing I’ve ever experienced.” Why? Because the flight bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, had an engine that overheated while they were flying over the ocean. Read more of this reportSource: News Now/Esquire.com(Visited 12 times, 12 visits today)Commentscomments

April 25, 2017 06:56 UTC

PYJ: ‘I Cannot Go Under Brother Urey’

“I cannot go under Brother Urey (Benoni Urey); he is a good man, but politically, I have been tested and proven, and my principle must stand. My character and integrity will be at stake if I ever went under him,” said PYJ in an ELBC Radio interview in Monrovia yesterday evening. The New Elections Law says when you are with a party and form a coalition, and are beaten, you cannot go independent. For that I maintain my posture.”PYJ emphasized that a ticket with Urey as a running mate is not a bad idea; and that he is confident of winning one round. Senator Johnson is a reputable man.”

April 25, 2017 02:07 UTC

MacDella Cooper Elected Unchallenged

Macdella Cooper who was elected on a white ballot by partisans of the Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD) as its standard bearer, at the party’s national convention on Saturday, April 22 in Monrovia, has reminded them: “We have a war to win.”Delegates at the convention came from all 15 counties of Liberia, the party said. Elected along with several other candidates, Cooper told her partisans, “Our party is going to be a winning party. The ULD standard bearer decried tribal politics and said her administration would celebrate all tribes because “Liberia belongs to all Liberians,” and promised to build a Liberia in which every child would have the right to free education. She added that she would promote a nationwide use of renewable sources of energy away from more expensive imported fuel. She said optimism that ULD will produce the next President of Liberia is one of the strongest reasons that led her to join the party.

April 25, 2017 02:06 UTC

‘World Malaria Day’ Observed Today

Malaria deaths reduced by one third; overall child mortality cut by about 20 percent with improved access to malaria control. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by proclamation declared today, April 25, as as a working holiday in observance of “World Malaria Day”. This year’s observance is the 10th World Malaria Day. The global theme is “End Malaria for Good” and the national slogan is, “Pregnant Women Go to the Clinic for Your Malaria Medicine.”Being cognizant of the harmful effects of malaria and the burden which it imposes on the human race, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, a Resolution declaring April 25 of each year as Africa Malaria Day, amended as World Malaria Day, was adopted by the Summit of African Heads of State and Government held in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1997. It called on Member States of the African Union (AU) to initiate and implement Plan of Actions to curtail malaria and malaria-related mortality rates in Africa.

April 25, 2017 00:56 UTC

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