Monrovia – The National Elections Commission (NEC) has declared campaign activities open for the Senatorial by-election in Sinoe County and the Representative by-election in Montserrado County District #13. Report by Henry Karmo [email protected]The campaign period commenced from October 17, 2018 and ends at midnight on Sunday, November 18, 2018. “They are asked to submit their campaign schedules to the Elections Magistrates to avoid conflict during the campaign. Sarah Toe, Co-Chair also announced Wednesday that the NEC has received a complaint from Mr. Mohammed Massaquoi, a resident of District #13 against Mr. Sepo Sando Moore. Once deployed, the civic educators and gender mobilizers will provide door-to-door information on the by-elections to residents in the two electoral areas (Montserrado District #13 and Sinoe County).
October 18, 2018 04:07 UTC
Monrovia – Rebuilders International (REBI) has ended a two-day training seminar on ‘diversity and civic responsibility’ for high school students and teachers in Monrovia. The seminar brought together 15 high schools’ students including William V.S. Tubman High School, S.D.A High School, G.W. Gibson High School, Len Miller Senior High School, among others. Touching on civic responsibility, Director Duncan noted that civic responsibility is the responsibility assigned to every citizen to respect the rights, beliefs and opinions of others despite the differences in persons.
October 18, 2018 03:56 UTC
Monrovia – Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) has won the Liberia Football Association (LFA) 2018 National League replacing LISCR FC as champions of Liberian football. BYC has now won the championship four times and will represent Liberia at the Confederation of African Football 2019 Champions League. As a prize for winning the league, BYC walked away with L$750,000 while runners up sensational LPRC Oilers pocketed L$450,000. Trokon Myers of BYC walked away with a trophy and cash prize for been the highest scorer with nine goals. Meanwhile, BYC will face LISCR on Friday in the FA Cup final of the Liberia Football Association.
October 18, 2018 03:32 UTC
And, to legitimize the property, the family on October 11, 2011, registered the said property at the Probate Court at the Temple of Justice, also in Monrovia. After the coup, the family claimed that the building was occupied by military personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). Then the 1989 revolution launched by former President Charles Taylor caused the family to flee the country again, according to the record. By then the government had common interest in the property and could not give it back to the family, the document claimed. “Therefore, MTM must be ejected from the property and the Montgomery family put in possession of the property with cost against MTM.”
October 18, 2018 02:31 UTC
The International SHEROES Forum currently taking place in Monrovia has decried ‘low representation’ of women leadership in all sectors across Africa. Hosted by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor under the theme, “Advancing Women’s Representation in Leadership,” The SHEROES Forum runs from October 17-19, 2018, with several women and men from all sectors across Africa in attendance at the Monrovia City Hall Theater. The Forum attributed sexual and gender-based violence, high maternal mortality rates, and the lack of coordination, collaboration and cooperation amongst women as a leading cause of low representation in women leadership. VP Taylor said SHEROES women are happy for the opportunity to meet again in one place but, on the other hand, they are saddened and burdened by the very low representation of women in Africa. President George Weah said Liberia is inspirational when it comes to women representation in leadership.
October 18, 2018 02:31 UTC
Although the accused has denied the allegation, Madam Fanyean said the case was reported to the Sanniquellie Police Department on July 22, where the alleged perpetrator was arrested and detained. But a few days later, he was released without any further information to the victim’s parents. “I am of the conviction that my daughter was raped by Bill Gbueh on July 19 and the case was reported to Sanniquellie. She said the day following the incident, while the little girl and her mother were on the farm, the mother noticed that the girl was behaving strangely. But when we returned with the examination report from the Saclepea Comprehensive Health Center in the county, they refused to endorse it,” Madam Fanyean said.
October 18, 2018 02:26 UTC
Nyagian said Liberians should support development, rather than seeking for a war crimes court that will create another wound of hatred. Mayor Nyagian, who was recently appointed to the position, said the issue of a war crimes court will be a calculated witch-hunt, where individuals perceived as former fighters from any of the erstwhile warring factions would be targeted. Mayor Nyagian out-rightly condemned those who he said are the masterminds of the establishment of war crimes court, asserting that they are not doing any good for the unity of the country. During the 12-year administration of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, “people did not call for the establishment of a war crimes court,” they are saying. Some of the callers of the views that advocating for the establishment of a war crimes court now will undermine the government, and stall most of the development initiatives.
October 18, 2018 02:26 UTC
Afropop superstar Kobazzie has called on the government to prosecute Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me Foundation, for reportedly covering up sexual abuse at the organization’s school on Ashmun Street, Monrovia. The singer, in a press statement, said Katie Meyler needs to be prosecuted for willfully neglecting her responsibility to put into place mechanisms that would have prevented sexual abuse at MTM Academy. MTM, a US charity, was founded in 2009 by Katie Meyler to help get girls from the street to school. According to the report, MTN founder Katie Meyler and the board went to great lengths to cover up the scandal as well as working with government officials to influence the trial of the accused rapist, her boyfriend. Kobazzie added the fact that Meyler was aware of the situation and tried to cover it up, makes her a party to the crime.
Even the President’s son Robert Sirleaf established his foundation the Robert A. Sirleaf, Foundation. In Monrovia, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor will, this week be launching her Foundation as part of celebrations marking SHEROES Week. According to media accounts, the International SHEROES Foundation of Africa has described Liberia as a star of the upcoming SHEROES Forum because the country has produced a female president and vice president from two political parties. As it appears, our SHEROES have failed us. It is a country that has been managed poorly.” And our SHEROES have played no insignificant part in this leaving us to ask thus, Have our SHEROES failed us?
Liberian immigrant Wynfred Russell is on pace to be elected as a member of the City Council of Brooklyn Park, a northwest suburb of the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis–Saint Paul in Minnesota in the United States. Recent census place Liberians among the largest segments of the local population which has yet to place one of their own at the seat of government. With a wide network of support in the upper reaches of the local and statewide political echelons, Russell is on pace to make a breakthrough. He served as Program Operations Manager and Ebola Response Manager, respectively, leading an Ebola Response Team from Minnesota to southeast Liberia. He has served on a variety of advisory committees on health equity and the elimination of health disparities, including the Minnesota Department of Health and Hennepin County’s Community Health Improvement Partnership.
Authorities at the National Elections Commission (NEC) yesterday, October 17, declared campaigns open for Montserrado Electoral District #13 Representative seat, and Sinoe County Senatorial By-elections. The chairperson of the committee supervising the two by-elections, Cllr. The Montserrado Senatorial By-election of Saah Joseph became necessary following the election of Representative District #13, Saah Joseph to the Senate on August 31, 2018. Sinoe’s Senatorial vacancy came as a result of President George Weah’s appointment of Senator Joseph Nagbe as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. By law, anyone reaching the age of 70, while serving is entitled to retirement.
Mr. Berg is an entrepreneur and is presently the Chairman of SV Heinenoord FC, a second division team in The Netherlands. The Dutch entrepreneur is the father of three children Tione Van Den Berg, Anthal Van Den Berg and Hugo Van Den Berg and they presently play for their father team’s SV Heinenoord FC. Mr. Sheriff is a former defender who once played for former first division teams Fulani FC, Sunjonter Warriors FC, and Devereux FC. Mr. Sheriff explained that he decided to pay tribute to Mr. Berg because the Dutch entrepreneur helped his team FC Manden United FC with more than 10 sets of jerseys, 20 footballs, training materials, player bags, drinking cups, football hoses, among others. “Since we received our equipment,” Sheriff said.
October 18, 2018 02:03 UTC
Cuban Chargé d’Affaires assigned in Liberia, Yordenis Despaigne Vera has branded the United States’ imposed economic blockade on the Communist Republic of Cuba as a “human rights violation,” calling on the international community to prevail on the imposer to lift it. “In recent months, the permanent persecution of Cuban financial transactions and bank loan operations with Cuba has intensified on a world scale. He said this blockade and US extra-territorial relations with smaller countries will cause a hurdle for the development of Cuba’s economic, commercial and financial development. Cuba, though, has existed under the harsh US imposed economic blockade for 60 years; it has come out to be one of the Latin American countries with vibrant health and education sectors on the world index. Nevertheless, Mr. Vera said the blockade has imposed suffering on the Cuban health system, education, and the food and agriculture industries.
October 17, 2018 02:23 UTC
Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner General Thomas Doe Nah says achieving the government’s Pro-poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity remains a challenge in the absence of a strategic domestic resource mobilization (DRM) strategy, a release said. Mr. Nah spoke recently at the LRA Headquarters at the opening of a two-day technical review exercise of the draft DRM Strategy. The DRM Strategy presents a comprehensive innovative framework on how to expand Liberia’s tax base and minimize revenue loss. Mr. Nah described the DRM Strategy as a key instrument to boost revenue generation, which is a critical component of achieving the government’s development agenda. LRA Domestic Resource Mobilization Advisor Momodou S. Foon, said the DRM Strategy forms the basis for self-reliance and growth in revenue for Liberia.
October 17, 2018 02:15 UTC
Tells KinsmenThe newly inducted development superintendent of Nimba County, Railey Gbangbai Myers has promised not to administer affairs of the office as “Mr. Know All”, as he takes the mantle of leadership of the county’s development initiatives. After months of political wrangling over the position, Sen. Johnson insisted that Mr. Myers was the only person who he endorsed as Development Superintendent of Nimba County. Mr. Myers contested on the ticket of the opposition, Movement of Democracy and Reconstruction of Sen. Johnson, but narrowly lost to Samuel G. Korgar in the representative election last year. Cooper welcomed Mr. Myers to the county’s leadership, but not listen to any criticism and the noise if he really wants to achieve the development agenda of the county.
October 17, 2018 02:15 UTC