USAID To Structure Senate Financial System

Both Senators Lawrence and Saytumah reechoed the need for USAID to help strengthen the Senate’s financial management system. He further disclosed that the USAID delegation accepted the request and jotted lots of information, which will form the basis of the financial structuring of the central administration and financial management system of the Senate. “The initiative is important for the Senate especially, because it will holistically and prudently structure our financial management system and make and make it more robust, accountable and effective in its core operation; and we are happy with their response to improve our system,” Senator Jallah said. Mr. Chan promised that the Senate’s request will be highly considered to ensure an improved financial system at the Legislature. Meanwhile, Sen. Jallah has appointed Senator Lawrence to coordinate with the USAID officials to actualize the financial management structuring of the Senate to reflect accountability.

March 22, 2017 22:31 UTC

Aspirant Proposes Health Insurance System for District #13

Wolo told the young people that he was seeking their support to be elected to also make infrastructural improvements in District # 13. Aspirant Wolo said his objective to seek their support to go the House rests on two pillars, to provide jobs and to ensure a corruption-free society. Wolo said if elected he would invest in accessible and affordable healthcare for all residents of District #13 that would be a blueprint for Liberia. “We will develop for the first time a District Health Insurance System to manage our people’s health care costs.”He said the district health insurance system will achieve three important goals. He is presently he is pursuing his PhD degree at Keiser University in Florida, USA in industrial and organizational psychology.

March 22, 2017 22:26 UTC

NEC Certificates Lofa By-election Winner

Francis S. Nyumalin, the man who won the just ended Lofa County Electoral District #1 by-election on the ticket of Union of Liberian Democrat (ULD), was yesterday certificated by the National Elections Commission (NEC). Mr. Nyumalin obtained 3,149 votes representing 32 percent, followed by William T. Kamba of the Movement for Economic Empowerment, who obtained 2,996 votes, representing 30.5 percent, at the February 28 polls in Lofa County. The total valid votes cast stood at 9,832 with invalid votes totaling 771, bringing to the total of 10,603 voters who turned out in District #1 by-election in Lofa County. Earlier, the runner-up, Mr. Kamba, protested the outcome of the by-election on grounds that the 771 invalid votes were “alarming.” However, he later withdrew his protest, which prompted the certification of Mr. Nyumalin. Meanwhile, NEC has announced March 20 as the deadline for the submission of petition listings for independent candidates.

March 22, 2017 22:18 UTC

USAID and Government of Liberia Launch New ICT Support Project -

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GoL), today launched the USAID Digital Liberia and e-Government Project in Monrovia. Below Is Remarks by Ambassador Christine Elder at USAID Digital Liberia & e-Government – Bella Casa Hotel, Monrovia; March 22, 2017Our Embassy is delighted take part in this launch. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications fosters strong partnerships and remains central to the success of the Digital Liberia and e-Government Project. In launching this project, USAID recognizes the need for nationwide connectivity and has initiated support in other areas which complement the Digital Liberia and e-Government Project. The Digital Liberia and e-Government project will help Liberia take full advantage of these connectivity infrastructure investments.

March 22, 2017 18:47 UTC

“We Want to See It Happens for Taylor to Be Back After Serving 5 of 50-Year Sentence”, Liberians Question Paye’s Prediction -

If carried out, the sentence is likely to mean that Mr. Taylor, 64, will spend the rest of his life in prison. Prosecutors have said that Mr. Taylor was motivated in these gruesome actions not by any ideology but rather by “pure avarice” and a thirst for power. Associates and aides of Mr. Taylor also testified. One aide described a secret bonding ritual in Liberia during which he and others joined Mr. Taylor in eating a human heart. The three-panel bench, made up of judges from Uganda, Samoa and Ireland, gave Mr. Taylor leeway during his defense.

March 22, 2017 18:11 UTC

London terror attack: Two people 'arrested on Westminster Bridge' -

Two people have allegedly been arrested after reports of a car ploughing into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. Bernard Cazeneuve, the Prime Minister of France, has confirmed a number of French students are among the casualties. A police officer has also been stabbed and a suspected assailant shot outside Parliament moments after the incident. Several victims are being treated for “catastrophic” injuries after the attack, according to a junior doctor speaking to the Press Association. Read more of this reportSource: News Now/The Independent(Visited 178 times, 151 visits today)Commentscomments

March 22, 2017 17:37 UTC

Chelsea Clinton to receive lifetime achievement honor -

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton was announced Wednesday as one of the recipients of a lifetime achievement award from entertainment outlet Variety. But the announcement sparked outcries on social media over what the daughter of ex-President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had done to earn the achievement. The 37-year-old Chelsea Clinton was picked for honors at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in New York, scheduled for April 21, along with movie stars Jessica Chastain and Blake Lively as well as CBS News anchor and reporter Gayle King. Read more of this storySource: News Now/Raw Story(Visited 28 times, 21 visits today)Commentscomments

March 22, 2017 16:52 UTC

Syrian Army Surrounds Terrorists in Jobar -

Damascus, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) Syrian Army units have hoards of terrorists that had infiltrated in Jobar, a district in the eastern outskirt of Damascus, surrounded and have repeatedly repelled their attempts to break the siege, a military spokesperson told the local media. Since yesterday morning, military forces engaged in violent clashes with a huge number of commandos of the terrorist organization Jabhat al-Nusra that had daringly moved into northern Jobar, an area of textile factories, inflicting on them big losses. Quoted by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the source said the military had killed more than 150 terrorists, including foreigners and some of their leaders, in addition to injuring hundreds of them, destroying three car bombs, and killing seven suicide bombers before they could reach army positions. SANA also reports Wednesday that the Syrian Air Force carried out since dawn a number of air strikes targeting the terrorists’ movements and supply routes coming from the Eastern Ghouta towards the north of Jobar neighbourhood, inflicting on them heavy losses. Source: News Now / Prensa Latina(Visited 50 times, 18 visits today)Commentscomments

March 22, 2017 13:41 UTC

IRIN’s Report: How a gold mine has brought only misery in Liberia -

Siah had the equivalent of $5 in her pocket but needed $15 to treat her youngest son Joseph’s malaria. Siah lives in Kinjor, a small town in the lush forests of western Liberia. Just a few steps from her home, Liberia’s largest commercial gold mine, New Liberty Gold, plans to dig out a billion dollars-worth of the precious metal. The Liberian government and its multilateral funding partners see commercial mining as a path to development in a country still recovering from the impact of 11 years of civil war. But IRIN’s months-long investigation can reveal that financial reward isn’t always forthcoming from the foreign mining operations.

March 22, 2017 13:18 UTC

US judge issues warrant for arrest of developer -

A US district judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of developer Garrett Kelleher and Irish-Canadian lawyer Martin Kenney, over their failure to appear before him in a costs hearing related to a $65 million insurance claim. US district judge Paul Diamond has issued a warrant for the arrest of the Irish developer and Mr Kenney, who previously advised AJA, for contempt of court over their decision not to appear at a costs hearing related to the case in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, last December. The alleged contempt is a misdemeanour – a minor offence – which means that neither can be extradited to the US on foot of the judge’s warrant. Both decided against appearing in December as they do not accept the Philadelphia court’s jurisdiction in the case. Read more of this storySource: News Now/ The Irish Times(Visited 31 times, 15 visits today)Commentscomments

March 22, 2017 04:18 UTC

Liberia: Fighting Corruption War Without Weapons or Ammunitions

Ellen’s Regime Has Neither Weapon Nor Ammunition to Fight CorruptionIn any fight against public corruption, the weapons needed most is the political will, moral courage, moral fortitude and the public integrity to stand with the people against corruption. Without a doubt, the government lacks the political will to fight corruption in government and has no ammunition or legal tools with which to do so. At best, public corruption is public policy number one! In the same breathe, the ammunitions needed to compliment the weapons of war against corruption are the set of laws and policy instruments necessary to properly coordinate the fight against corruption, including civic education and awareness about the harmful effects of corruption and its poverty-driven effects on a third-world society as Liberia is. Whereas, on the other hand, the judiciary is supposed to ensure that corruption cases are speedily and expeditiously disposed of to dispense justice and ensure that there is sufficient legal deterrence against public corruption.

March 22, 2017 02:15 UTC

IB Bank to Provide Sherman’s USD Account Statement Today

International Bank (IB), one of several banking institutions operating in the country, is expected to today, Wednesday, March 22, appear before Criminal Court ‘C’ to give the status of Senator Varney Sherman’s United States dollar account. The management of IB Bank had informed the court that Sherman holds an account with the bank. Up to yesterday, according to information the Daily Observer gathered, the bank is yet to produce in court all the documents the court had requested from them. Although the other financial institutions have complied with the court’s demand, IB had managed to submit only 14 of the 26 bank statements for some of the defendants, including Sherman and Tyler. The court action was due to a request by state lawyers to allow them access the defendants’ bank accounts, despite the defense team’s contention.

March 22, 2017 01:51 UTC

Government Announces Funeral Arrangements for the Late Amb. Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh

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. On Saturday, March 25, 2017, funeral rites will be said over the remains of the late Ambassador Karpeh at the Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church on Broad Street, beginning at 10:00 a.m., to be followed by interment at the Kaizer Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, Virginia. The late Ambassador Carlton Alexwyn Karpeh, who also served as former Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, died in his 86th year during the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at his Duport Road residence in Paynesville. 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.

March 22, 2017 01:41 UTC

CD Rom Containing Bank Evidence in Sable Mining Bribery Trial Destroyed

Monrovia – International Bank Liberia Limited (IB Bank) has, through its legal representatives, informed that the court that disks (CD Rom) that contained scanned checks of Cllr. "Our client believes that the disk (CD Rom) containing the scanned checks for Cllr. “Our client believes that the disk (CD Rom) containing the scanned checks for Cllr. Witness Kollie whose testimony further indicted the defendants maintained that former Speaker J. Alex Tyler received US$75,000 to influence changes in the Public Procurement Concession Commission Act in favor of Sable Mining Liberia Limited. The case continues Wednesday, March 22 with the continuation of the cross examination of the Prosecution Witness Kollie who is the first of 26 witness to appear before the court for the prosecution.

March 22, 2017 01:18 UTC

A Strange Set of Skin

“We were told that he needs foreign treatment, but the finance wasn’t available for us to take him for advanced treatment. As we speak his condition is worse than before,” stated his uncle, Jay Valli. Fungi are complicated infections to treat and once they spread, take weeks, even months of treatment to reverse the damage. His uncle said Steven contracted fungi the day he was delivered at the Benson Clinic hospital. “We took him back to Benson hospital where the skin problem started and they gave us some drugs that are not working.

March 22, 2017 01:18 UTC

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