However, at the Cynthia Toney Testimony Academy, somewhere in Parker Corner, Brewerville City, adjacent to Monrovia, can be heard sounds of laughter from happy kids, who are in school. Pastor Douglas’ academy, which is a private school, charges parents L$1,000, which is less than US$10, but parents are still complaining that the amount is relatively high. This shows that things are so tough that they cannot even afford that little amount,” said Pastor Douglas. His academy is sponsored by Apostle Cynthia L. Toney of True Foundation Evangelistic Ministry, USA, in whose honor the school is named. Pastor Douglas wants to take in more students but would need additional support.
October 08, 2018 02:03 UTC
Rep. Yekeh Kolubah of Montserrado County District #10 was the only person who openly voiced his disagreement against the impeachment. A week before, Bomi County District #1 Representative Edwin M. Snowe and Nimba County District #5 Representative Samuel Kogar also voiced out their disagreements. Why They Want Ja’neh OutThe petition to impeach Justice Ja’neh was filed before the House by Representatives Acarous Gray (Mont. County, District 8) and Thomas Fallah (Mont. County District 5).
October 05, 2018 03:22 UTC
He said an Investigative Team was set up comprising the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) to investigate the report by the whistleblower. He assured the public that security agencies combined in the investigation have the capacity, integrity, tenacity, to conduct and conclude the investigation. Cuffy further called on the public to come forward with every necessary pieces of evidence that will aid in their investigation. According to him, doing so has the propensity to prejudice the ongoing investigation. Miamen said it is unbelievable that the Investigative Team will suggest that the investigation will be climaxed in a year.
October 05, 2018 02:51 UTC
President George Weah on Thursday informed a gathering at the University of Liberia that unlike road connectivity, health and others essential needs are not a major concern of his government. He maintained that in the absence of road, health and agriculture will not be accessible. In an effort to ensure practicality, President Weah reemphasized his government’s commitment to implement the coastal highway, despite two failed loan agreements. If President Weah is not here, someone will come, but let us not continue to waste our time on making division while we are left behind. For her part, UL president Dr. Ophelia Inez Weeks lauded President Weah for providing the needed support to ensure that a 21st century digitized registration system.
October 05, 2018 02:26 UTC
MONROVIA – One suspected war criminal could be arrested in Liberia before the end of this year according to Hassan Bility, the leading investigator of war crimes in the country. Liberia has yet to set up a war crimes court despite its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) recommending it nearly 10 years ago. This Weah administration, when it was in opposition, had pushed through thick and thin calling for the establishment a war crimes court. He said war crimes and crimes against humanity were committed in Liberia during the 14-year civil war (1989 – 2003). The Liberian civil war saw some of the most horrible crimes ever committed in war time anywhere.
October 05, 2018 02:03 UTC
Monrovia – Magistrate Kennedy Peabody of the Monrovia City Court at the Temple of Justice has been given three-week ultimatum to surrender the living body of Ajodeji Bejide, the suspended Manager of the Guaranty Trust (GT) Bank. Report by Kennedy L. Yangian [email protected]The Criminal Court ‘A’ Judge, Roosevelt Willie, Thursday, October 4, issued the ultimatum after summary proceeding hearing with Magistrate Peabody and that of Montserrado County Attorney, Cllr. Last week Bejide was reported to have left the country after he was granted a medical leave by Presiding Magistrate Peabody. Magistrate Peabody further stated that before the court could grant the defendant the medical leave, his (Bejide’s) lawyer wrote the court officially requesting for the medical leave for his client. However, Magistrate Peabody felt short of saying whether the lawyer in question ever presented the court with any medical report to support their request for medical leave outside of Liberia.
October 05, 2018 02:02 UTC
His Excellency Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. was elected by acclamation at the first plenary meeting of the Fourth Committee for the 73rd session of the UNGA. The fourth Committee is one of six main Committees of the UNGA and comprises one hundred ninety-three Member States of the United Nations with equal representation. Ambassador Kemayah congratulated His Excellency Ambassador Rafael Darío Ramirez Carreño of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and members of the Bureau for the skillful and effective manner which they conducted the proceedings of the Fourth Committee at the seventy- second (72nd) session. Following the adjournment of the first plenary session, several Permanent Representatives of UN Member States congratulated Ambassador Kemayah on his election and splendid performance, and wished him and Liberia a successful chairmanship. Ambassador Kemayah will be assisted by Saudi Arabia, Hungary and Ireland as Vice Chairs, whilst the Plurinational State of Bolivia will serve as Rapporteur.
October 05, 2018 01:52 UTC
Monrovia – The Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) International has spoken on the appointment of Gabriel Nyenkan as head of Secretariat for the Liberia Extractive Industry Transparency Initiatives (LEITI) by President George Weah. “It is not up to the EITI Board nor the International Secretariat to pass judgement on how a country decides to organize its national secretariat, appoint its national coordinator, etc. He responded to inquiries from this newspaper on the position of EITI International as it relates to the controversial appointment of Nyenkan by President George Weah. Valverde noted that it is important to point out that neither the EITI Board nor the International Secretariat have expressed any views on the appointment of Mr. Nyenkan. Providing reason why the delay in Liberia submitting its report, Nyenkan blamed the electoral dispute litigation.
October 05, 2018 01:41 UTC
MONROVIA – GELPAZ-Liberia, an affordable home developer and the National Housing Authority (NHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop affordable housing for low income earners. Roberts said the four categories will include luxurious, economy, social and pro-poor housing units. “With these categories of housing units, it will provide room for Liberians in their various financial positions to go for what their financial positions can lead them to acquire,” Hon. He said GELPAZ Liberia is a subsidiary of GELPAZ – Burkina Faso and after completing their preliminary visit to Liberia returned home Oct. 3, 2018 and to return with construction equipment to begin the construction of the needed but affordable housing units in the country. Roberts was a businessman and housing developing contractor for more than ten years before joining the government to use his expertise in the housing development sector to benefit the country.
October 05, 2018 01:30 UTC
Monrovia – Trokon Myers scored a hat-trick as Barrack Young Controllers thrashed Watanga FC 7-0 away from home to warm up for Friday FA Cup semifinal battle with NPA Anchors. Striker Myers spot kick sent the keeper in the opposite direction. David Tweh added the second goal before Myers scored his second goal in the 49th minute from a Prince Nagbo assist following the Blues’ counterattack. Myers, who has won the double with BYC, told the press that he is optimistic of wining another double with BYC. We will fight to bring back the title to the Blue Field because we are the face of Liberian football,” Myers said.
October 05, 2018 01:27 UTC
MONROVIA – The World Bank has cautioned the Government of Liberia to institute both long and short-term strategies in order to tackle its growing inflation rate. Africa Pulse is the bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies by the World Bank. The World Bank report comes in the wake of uncertainty over the US$25 million the Liberian Government said it has infused into the economy to mop up the excess Liberians dollars and the alleged missing L$16 billion shenanigans. It added that while oil prices are likely to be on an upward trend into 2019, metals prices might remain subdued amid muted demand, particularly in China. Several oil exporters in Central Africa were helped by higher oil prices and an increase in oil production.
October 04, 2018 07:41 UTC
NEW YORK – The Fourth Committee, one of six main committees of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will on Thursday, October 4, commence its work for the 73rd Session of the UNGA with Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations seeking to be elected as chair. In his presentation, Ambassador Kemayah recounted the many contributions of the Republic of Liberia toward the political independence of many countries in Africa. Ambassador Kemayah used the occasion to renew the commitment of His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah, the government and people of Liberia toward the growth and development of Africa. The Chairmanship of the Fourth Committee would be the first for Ambassador Kemayah since assuming his duties at the Permanent Mission of Liberia to the United Nations three weeks ago. It can be recalled that Liberia last chaired the Fourth Committee 57 years ago, when Ambassador and former President of the United Nations General Assembly, the late Angie Brooks Randolph, presided over the 1961 Session of the Committee.
October 04, 2018 07:41 UTC
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has given his administration’s endorsement for the implementation of a five-pillar Road Safety Action Plan developed by the Ministry of Transport and relevant agencies and partners. The launch of the project comes on the heels of sporadic road accidents, many fatal, and massive ongoing nationwide roads construction and pavement efforts by the government. The President bemoaned the loss of citizens’ lives to road accidents only because of the lack of awareness and effective enforcement on road safety laws and procedures. In order to effect the smooth implementation of the road safety action plan, President Weah instructed that violators of traffic laws, including those constantly parking old cars along the roadside, to be fined in keeping with relevant laws. The five-pillar Road Safety Action Plan, the first of its kind by the Liberian government, is intended to provide massive public education on road safety toward easing traffic violations and accidents in the country.
October 04, 2018 02:34 UTC
The lawmakers are contending that the former Bank Governor, Mr. Milton Weeks, had acted outside the law regarding printing of extra billions of Liberian dollars. Contrary to our resolution to print 5 billion that was authorized, he printed excess of 10 billion and did not report it. He also frowned on Finance Minister Tweah for what he called “doing the work of the Information Minister;” adding: “His information was more distorted.”“I am telling you the person who was corrected is not wrong; the Finance Minister was wrong. The Finance Minister was out of order and I am waiting for [Information Minister] Eugene Nagbe to say to me that the Finance Minister had apologized because he [Tweh] helped to make the information distortive. On September 21, 2018, Finance Minister Tweah called on a local radio station to completely divert from earlier statements put out to the public by the official spokesperson of the government, Information Minister Nagbe and the Minister of Justice, Cllr.
October 04, 2018 02:25 UTC
Monrovia – After listening to report from the Central Bank of Liberia that no money is missing, many Liberians have expressed their disappointment. Joseph Flomo, Barber“I take the Central Bank of Liberia statement to be untrue. We cannot trust the Central Bank of Liberia statement that no money missing. They did not bring anybody then the Central Bank of Liberia just came out and says the money is not missing. Then the Central Bank of Liberia says no money missing after the same government officials said that money is missing.
October 04, 2018 02:06 UTC