Monrovia - The Crisis Management Team (CMT) comprising officials from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and MNG Gold Mines say all is on course to address the chemical spillover at MNG Goldmine in Kokoya, Bong County. He added that the EPA and CMT have authorized MNG to take a series of temporary measures to remedy the crisis. The mini dam is already part of the expansion plan developed by MNG for the near-term future. CMT will again visit the site on the 19th of October, 2017 to continue its investigation,” the EPA Deputy Executive Director added. MNG Gold Liberia incorporated is a Liberia registered Turkish owned Company that acquired a Mineral Development Agreement (MDA) from AmbLIB, through the Government of Liberia for its Kokoya concession in 2014.
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Thirteen (13) others are representing various parties, except the Alternative National Congress (ANC), which did not secure a single seat. If the provisional results remain as is, it would mean that the CDC will dominate the Lower House, a political observer pointed out to this newspaper late yesterday. Also, independent candidates who contested for legislative seats across the country succeeded in taking 11. Why is the Lower House key to national governance? Considering that the Legislature, which is comprised of the House of Representatives and the House of Senate, is the first branch of government and has considerable decision making powers, constituents nationwide look forward to real change after sending their kin to the Capitol Building.
“It can be accepted considering the limit is 50mg/L in TSF according to International Cyanide Management Code,” he said. As a temporary measure to remedy the crisis, the EPA and CMT have authorized MNG to take some immediate actions. MNG will construct a mini-dam (TSF) as an interim measure to continue its operations while the current TSF is being adequately repaired. The company took over from the American-Liberian Mining Company (Amlib) in 2013 following a mutual agreement between the two companies. The government, immediately upon the occurrence of the incident, organized the CMT, which has been working with MNG Gold and the community to amicably remedy the situation.
Gbarnga, Bong County - Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh, the vice standard bearer of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), could be the kingmaker in Bong County during the run-off election. On October 11, 2017, Senator Jewel Howard Taylor, also vice standard bearer of the CDC, sent Sulunteh a text for his birthday. In anticipation of the runoff, UP’s Bong County’s campaign manager Senator Henry Yallah, said that the party needs Sulunteh’s support. Sulunteh has the ability to woo the young people to the CDC as he did for the ANC, McCauley said. Sulunteh’s presence on the campaign team of the CDC would help the party win Suakoko District, where the CDC lost to the ANC.
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“I want to state emphatically that we, the ANC, would accept the outcome of the election as the will of the Liberian people if it was free, fair and completely conducted,” he said. Charles Walker Brumskine, who has also registered his intention to take legal action against the NEC. After all, these were the same two men who challenged the NEC at the Supreme Court after their respective running mates were barred from contesting the elections all because the NEC held them in violation of contents of the controversial Code of Conduct. Whatever your reasons were, and whoever your choice was, you were involved in the democratic process of our nation. That single act of exercising your right to vote demonstrates your commitment to Liberia and participation in its future,” he said.
Way before the electoral process started and her bid to run was tabled, Madam Doryen has spent the past 20 years as a professional nurse and counselor, running her private clinic, Cora Medical Clinic. For the past 15 years in New Kru Town, her staff have treated many patients, regardless of whether they were able to afford medical expenses. “I want to see Liberia creating a new ministry – a Ministry of Mental Health and Social Welfare. If I become the next leader, I will pass a law that will bring the social welfare component and that of mental health together. We can do a lot if we have a mental health institution, have them counseled, and rehabilitate them.
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Taylor stressed that “regardless of our political differences, Liberia remains our national identity.”He said: “Liberians elect leaders based on tribal lines. The legacy of our forefathers was to fight and gain a better land for us that we call Liberia today. They were never divided and it was their togetherness that made Liberia the land that ‘the Love of Liberty brought us” to. Samuel Enders, who according to NEC preliminary results, has taken the lead so far in the district. Therefore, I am not disappointed, my leadership does not begin with a position; I still have the vision for the people of my district and Liberia at large.”
Lonestar Cell MTN yesterday launched one of the biggest and newest promotions ever in the history of the company. “Today is one of those days that we at Lonestar Cell MTN are going to be doing what we are known to do for the Liberian people. “So if you are out there and hear dial 500, you need to pick up your phone and dial 500 now. “To qualify, all you need to do is to go to our discount store and dial 500 and follow the voice prompt, and will tell you the best deal. Meanwhile, Louis Brah Roberts, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Lonestar, lauded the company’s many subscribers and said Lonestar will always find new ideas to make subscribers happy.
The remains of an Indian dentist who died in a fire at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital (GUMH) compound last month, have been laid to rest in his home country of India, the hospital administration has disclosed. The late Dr. Matthew signed a contract with the hospital earlier this year and the contract was due to expire in December 2017, according to hospital administration. But Matthew met his horrendous death in the fire, leaving the entire hospital staff in tears, it was earlier reported. His tragic departure from us is traumatic to the entire staff of Ganta Mission Station and the United Methodist Church of Liberia,” the statement read. The hospital administration has not announced when another dentist will be coming to Liberia to replace the late Dr. Matthew.
Another example of Liberia’s social malaise lies in the failure of our young people to take pride in their culture. So many of them are unwilling to wear Liberian national attire. President William V. S. Tubman established the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs and later the National Cultural Center (NCC) at Kindejah on the Robertsfield Highway. In support of Johnson’s suggestion about hosting a National Conference for Liberians, the Daily Observer urges the incoming government to take seriously Minister Johnson’s proposal. We believe that a National Conference is one best way to start the process of finding solutions to our many national problems.
These loopholes have created the avenue for many presidential candidates to challenge the results coming out of the elections. These elections were characterized by gross irregularities and fraud which undermined the integrity of the elections and deprived thousands of Liberians their constitutional rights to vote. 84,000 Invalid VotesLiberians from all walks of life have also expressed concerns over the credibility of the elections and questioned the huge number of invalid votes. According to the NEC, about 84,000 invalid votes were counted during the counting process. So how is NEC really feeling about the huge number of invalid votes?
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Mohammed Jabateh also known as General Jungle Jabbah, kept his eyes on the jury as the federal judge read hour-long final instructions to the 12 person jury and 4 alternate jurors. Jabateh is under federal charges for immigration fraud and perjury from his 1999 and 2011 asylum and green card applications in Philadelphia. U. S. authorities have charged Jabateh was a ruthless rebel commander who rampaged villages during the civil war between 1992 and 1994. The federal judge blasted defense counsel Pagano for asking the jury to consider a fact that was never introduced in the trial - such as Global Justice's role. "I granted you that opportunity, instead you came in and put Global Justice on trial, " pointed Judge Diamond.
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Whatever your reasons were, and whoever your choice was, you were involved in the democratic process of our nation. That single act of exercising your right to vote demonstrates your commitment to Liberia and participation in its future. While I am thankful for a peaceful process and the impressive turn-out of voters, I am very concerned about the integrity and subsequent validity of the recent election outcomes. The acceptance of an incompetent, inefficient and rigged electoral process is an illustration of that expression. By accepting current election results without challenge amid the numerous and wide spread improprieties, we the Liberian people, would again be accepting the same behaviors and tolerating the same injustices.
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By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer @jeremyrroebuck | email@example.com|The case against a Delaware County man accused of hiding his alleged past as a Liberian warlord was built on “tall tales,” scant evidence, and lies, his lawyer said Tuesday in his final pitch to the federal jury that will decide his client’s fate. Mohammed Jabateh’s accusers, said defense attorney Gregory Pagano, were so desperate for anyone to blame for atrocities committed during the civil war that roiled their West African nation two decades ago that they framed an innocent man. “These are tall tales of enemies settling old scores – not because they had personal experiences with him but because of what group he’s identified with,” Pagano said. “Revenge is sweet,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney Linwood C. Wright. Read more of this articleSource: Philly.com(Visited 23 times, 9 visits today)Commentscomments
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MADRID – Sixteen sub-Saharan migrants were rescued at the Port of Cadiz after they were found in a shipping container aboard a Liberian mercantile ship that left Ghana 10 days ago and had stopped at the Port of Algeciras. The migrants, all of whom were adult males, were found crowded in the container in extreme conditions aboard the container ship “Panther”, which docked on Sunday at the APM Terminal in Algeciras, said police sources cited by Spanish daily Europa Sur. Despite the hard conditions during the long crossing, the migrants were treated at the port without needing to be transferred to hospital. They were subsequently taken to a temporary holding centre to await repatriation. (Visited 48 times, 6 visits today)Commentscomments
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