Sable Mining Bribery Trial: Judge Admits Emails into Evidence on Condition

Monrovia – The defendants in the Sable Mining bribery trial were craving that the Court was going to dismiss the admission into evidence series of emails being relied upon by the prosecution as key evidence. The court itself needs to clear its doubt with reference to the leaked e-mails and the e-mails allegedly given by Heines Van Niekerk to Paul O’Solluvan and the State Prosecutors. “Respondent/Prosecution maintained further that the e-mails, spreadsheets and other Liberia Business records having been given them in regular course of business, it falls within the preview of exclusive evidence and therefore, it is admissible. Varney Sherman had series of communications in his capacity as legal Counsel for Sable Mining Africa. The emails and spreadsheets in question, if they were addressed to Heines Van Niekerk, became the properties of Heines Van Niekerk upon receipt of them.

March 21, 2017 00:45 UTC

‘Africa has made an Emphatic Decision’

“Africa has made an emphatic decision that we are ready for change,” he told the BBC. Speaking following the elections, a jubilant Bility said Africa was poised for change, which came through the ballot. Under Ahmad, CAF is poised to introduce a new code of ethics and extend ethics checks on African football officials. “Africa is the largest voting bloc in FIFA [with 54 members], and we must take the lead to bring football together,” Bility said when announcing his candidacy. For the next four years at least, that great leader is not Bility himself, but a relatively unknown Ahmad Ahmad.

March 21, 2017 00:00 UTC

Health Practitioner Promises Robust Healthcare if Elected

Health practitioner Rufus King Tull has vowed to upgrade the healthcare system of Montserrado Electoral District #6 and improve other areas if he is elected as a Representative in the October polls. Mr. Tull is a trained Physician Assistant (PA) and the owner and chief executive officer of Sunrise Medical Clinic located opposite the ELWA hospital in Paynesville. He called for their support to get to the Capitol Building and said if elected he would ensure that the District Development Fund as well as the County Development Fund will be used for development purposes. “Market women and petty traders will have access to micro-loans to keep their businesses running to improve the lives of their families,” he said. Dwelling on the services he is offering to the people of the district through his clinic, the aspirant said thousands of residents and others from outside the district pay minimal sums for healthcare services.

March 20, 2017 23:48 UTC

Exodus of Nurses/midlevel health care workers: the government is fishing with nets that have holes.

Consequently, frustrated health workers are looking for greener pastures in other field of studies. Till date, those health care workers remain dismissed. These factors according to respondents have led to exodus of nurses/midlevel health workers. Nurses/midlevel heath care workers are career individuals like any other professions, and their welfares need to be taken into higher consideration. This is because registered nurses/midlevel health workers will continue to leave their profession for another that seems to be relatively flexible, financially stable and career rewarding.

March 20, 2017 23:48 UTC

Slavery Through Legal Bias Behavior: The Asymmetric Justice System Against Africa By The International Criminal Court (ICC) -

Written by: Jefferson G. TogbaEver since its birth in 1946, the International Criminal Court and /or International Court of Justice (ICC/ICJ) has not done much to prosecute perpetrators of war crime and crime against humanity holistically. The International Criminal Court /International court of justice has not done much to equally bring “WESTERNERS” to the most talk about justice that does not discriminate against color or creed, neither country or continent either great power or less power, but nothing more than the plain truth. The recent decision by the Republic of South Africa to formally withdraw its membership from the International Criminal Court is welcoming. Even the Iraq-Turkey-The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) conflict that has exposed serious signs of crimes against humanity and war crimes. Even though, the Second World War established two ad hoc tribunals to prosecute axis power leaders accused of war crimes.

March 20, 2017 15:56 UTC

Calvary Empowerment Team and HR Professionals of Liberia conducts three days Job Skills Training

It is common in Liberia to see many recent graduates submitting letters of applications and resumes for jobs at various organizations in hopes of obtaining an employment. However, many of these hopefuls lose potential employment opportunities due to poor interview skills or dismal resumes submitted. She noted that many times they as HR Professionals come across applications from recent graduates or college students which make them cringe at the poorly written submissions in terms of grammar, structure and content. She hopes that those who participated in the workshop will take note of the information shared and utilize it for future use. Both organizations intend to partner again in the near future to run a similar workshop which will cater to more students this time.

March 20, 2017 15:33 UTC

World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa -

BADEN BADEN, Germany, March 19, 2017- Following a meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. The bulk of the financing – $45 billion – will come from the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank Group’s fund for the poorest countries. Sixty percent of the IDA financing is expected to go to Sub-Saharan Africa, home to more than half of the countries eligible for IDA financing. “This represents an unprecedented opportunity to change the development trajectory of the countries in the region,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. This World Bank Group financing will support transformational projects during the FY18-20 period.

March 20, 2017 15:00 UTC

Fifth Africa CEO Forum Opens in Geneva with a Call to Reinvent a New African 'Business Model' -

GENEVA, Switzerland, 20 March 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Rethinking the African ‘business model’ to remain relevant in a changing and competitive environment set the tone for the opening of the fifth edition of the Africa CEO Forum, a Jeune Afrique Group initiative, organized in partnership with the African Development Bank. In his keynote address, Amir Ben Yahmed, Founder and President of the Forum spoke about the achievement of the Africa CEO Forum, from humble beginnings in 2012 to becoming “the most significant meeting of the African private sector”. He also announced the launch of the African CEO Barometer, an initiative aimed at measuring the confidence in African CEOs and the expectations and prospects of key leaders in the African private sector. Over 1,100 participants from 42 countries, including 40 ministers and two heads of state, are participating in this year’s edition of the Africa CEO Forum. Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) for the Africa CEO Forum.

March 20, 2017 14:26 UTC

Incredible Women Are Fighting For Girls' Education In Liberia But There's A Long Way To -

Women turned out in their droves to elect Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the country’s new leader. Girls face a range of challenges in accessing a quality education and struggle to remain in school. The primary school completion rate for girls living in rural areas and coming from low-income families is only 13%. British NGO Street Child’s latest report due to be published next month reveals the many barriers that girls face in education and their teams are working with girls across the country to find solutions. Read more of this reportSource: News Now / Huffington Post(Visited 18 times, 18 visits today)Commentscomments

March 20, 2017 12:00 UTC

Fierce clashes in Damascus as Islamists tunnel into old city -

Fierce clashes erupted in Damascus between the Syrian army and Islamist militants who launched a surprise attack through secret tunnels leading to the government-held Old City. Syria’s capital had been rocked by a string of deadly terror attacks earlier. The surprise raid began in the Jobar neighborhood east of the Old City early on Sunday with militant car-bomb and suicide attacks, Syrian state news agency SANA reported. The attackers poured into the government-controlled area through a network of underground tunnels in the area, the report added. Read more of this storySource: News Now/ 8 times, 8 visits today)Commentscomments

March 20, 2017 10:07 UTC

Duarte man killed in possible gang-related shooting -

By Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley TribuneA young father died following a suspected gang-related shooting in an unincorporated county area between Duarte and Monrovia late Saturday, authorities said. Ray Chinchilla, 20, of Duarte died in the shooting, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner Investigator Rudy Molano said. But friends gathered at the scene of the shooting on Sunday said they knew him as Frankie. Officers responded to a report that a person had been shot when they encountered the victim, who had been shot in the “upper torso,” Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez said in a written statement. Read more of this storySource: News Now / The San Gabriel Valley Tribune(Visited 4 times, 4 visits today)Commentscomments

March 20, 2017 09:56 UTC

The Gloves Are Off: The New Dawn In Analyzing Liberia’s Failure, Post Taylor -

From the look of things, even God, it seems, has given up on the current Liberian administration because its principals and bedfellows have no fear of God, and this is what makes things even worse. The reality is nobody finds pleasure blaming or criticizing President Sirleaf. Unfortunately, it is late for President Sirleaf and the Unity Party-led administration to impact anything in Liberia with just nine months remaining in her reign. Has she seen the wave of political defections from the Unity Party and her failed administration? President Ellen Johnson -Sirleaf and her Unity Party-led administration have not only failed Liberia; they have betrayed and used the Liberian people in a very terrible way.

March 20, 2017 09:45 UTC

Nigerian Government commends Dangote Cement self-sufficiency feat -

Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who leads a team of the federal government to the Dangote Cement plants in Ibese, Ogun State at the weekend said the government was happy with the leadership roles played by Dangote Cement in executing the backward integration policy in the cement industry. Joseph Makoju explained that Dangote Cement operates the largest cement mining operations across the country. He explained that Dangote Dangote cement also operates the largest coal mining to generate power as alternative to gas since the supply of gas has been plagued with incessant disruptions. He added that over 50 per cent of power need of the cement plants are generated from coal. Dangote Cement is Africa’s leading cement producer with nearly 46Mta capacity across Africa, a fully integrated quarry-to-customer producer with production capacity of 29.25Mta in Nigeria.

March 20, 2017 08:26 UTC

Brumskine/Karnwea Ticket Announced

He said that the Brumskine-Karnwea ticket will bring victory, not only to the LP, but to the country, which will eventually witness tremendous developments. “Sincerely speaking, I see no ticket so unifying Liberians than our ticket that sends out a clear message that ‘united we stand, divided we fall.’ I see no ticket deserving victory than our ticket. I see no ticket that can be easily entrusted with the future of this country other than our ticket,” Karnwea said to rounds of applause from the floor. A female well-wisher at Saturday’s occasion and many of her colleagues welcomed the revelation of the Brumskine-Karnwea ticket. In a related development, the LP political leadership has commissioned the Bahn/Buutuo highway, which has remained deplorable over the years.

March 20, 2017 04:41 UTC

PYJ Prepares for Victory in October

Many Liberians continue to limit or confine the political influence and activities of Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson (PYJ), who is also the political leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), to his native county. We are good at organizing and we will use these skills to command victory,” he noted. “Leaders need to be servants of the people and not masters. Leaders need to learn how to stick to their promises. PYJ was third behind Madam Sirleaf of the Unity Party and Winston Tubman of the CDC.

March 20, 2017 04:18 UTC

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