He wants a vice President who has the credentials as you know; the vice President is only a heartbeat from the presidency, so I think he is nearing that decision now. “Today the people of Grand Bassa County have spoken in no uncertain terms and have spoken very loudly. So, you told us, nobody should lay claim on Grand Bassa, Grand Bassa is for all, it’s for all Liberians. So, the Vice President from what we are seeing is going to get unanimity of support but that is the message we want to carry because that empowers him for governance. He wants a vice President who has the credentials as you know; the Vice President is only a heartbeat from the presidency, so I think he is nearing that decision now.
June 18, 2017 02:53 UTC
The exercise is a cardinal electoral date as per Article 9.2 of the Voter Registration Regulations and in keeping with section 3.6 of the New Elections Law of Liberia. The Provisional Registration Roll is a compilation of names, photos, center codes, ages, among others of individuals who registered during the voter registration from February 1 to March 14, 2017. According to an official statement, King received 234,000 votes; however, Liberia had 15,000 registered voters at the time. It is very worrisome.”Preliminary numbers from the recent voter registration have at least five counties with the most votes on the table. Korkoya, assured Liberians carrying legitimate voters registration cards, full participation in the electioneering process.
June 18, 2017 02:26 UTC
The party held primaries for Montserrado County District representative aspirants over the weekend in Monrovia. Ms. Paulita Wie, one of the candidates, who contested for District #9 seat against the incumbent Munah Pelham-Youngblood, claimed the votes were rigged. The shocking defeatsRepresentative Edward Forh of District 16, also known as ‘You Eat, I Eat’ surprisingly lost District 7 ticket to Dixon Siebo. District 10 incumbent, Julius Berrean, lost to the party’s vice chair for mobilization, Mulbah K. Morlu, Jr. Uncontested DistrictsBill Twehway District 3, Nuwoe Scott District 4, Thomas P. Fallah, District 5; J. Gabriel Nyenka, District 11 and Saah Joseph of District 13 had no contenders in the primaries.
June 18, 2017 02:22 UTC
The Netherlands Court of Appeal convicted and sentenced to 19 years a Dutch businessman, Guus Kouwenhoven, for complicity in war crimes that were perpetrated in Liberia a little less than two decades ago. He was charged with breaking UN arms sanctions imposed on Liberia during the civil war. The logic of his conviction was that the arms he supplied were used in committing war crimes. This was the first time that the term “Accomplice liability” came into play in a war crimes tribunal. Will those who broke the UN arms embargo imposed on Rwanda at the height of the Genocide ever atone for their crimes?
June 17, 2017 21:00 UTC
By Areva Martin(CNN)Bill Cosby’s legal team made the right call not to have the comedian take the witness stand during his sexual assault trial, which ended Saturday in a mistrial. Cosby, 79, was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault relating to an encounter with Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, at his home in 2004. Constand has accused Cosby of drugging and molesting her as she lay helpless on his couch. As proceedings wrapped, many pundits and Cosby supporters were surprised that the actor didn’t testify in his own defense. Read more of this storySource: News Now/CNN Online(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)Commentscomments
June 17, 2017 20:26 UTC
When quiz about the performances of the LRA boss, he said she’s one of our finest tax administrator, and the best of our time. But emphasize the need for her to continue the fight against corruption at her entity. He said another way of reducing poverty in his native land is to expend the National Social Security scheme to every Liberian especially those within the workforce, and believes that all Liberian deserves social security benefits. He continue; we boast of our government being a replica of that of the United States of America and had not adopted a single policy to empower our senior citizens through social security benefits and other programs. He said majority of them end up in a corruption scam and fly back to the west to evade justice.
June 17, 2017 16:41 UTC
One of Liberia’s youngest movie producers, D. C. Calvin Brooks, the youngest brother of GNN-Liberia Publisher, Joel Cholo Brooks, who is currently in the United States is to shortly release one of his newest movies, ‘Just 7 Days’ to public, according to a dispatch. This move which is been considered as action parked when release on the Liberian movie industry will be one of the best movies in recent times as compare to other Liberian movies. Detail will follow in our subsequent news release. (Visited 16 times, 16 visits today)Commentscomments
June 17, 2017 15:45 UTC
TOKYO — U.S. and Japanese forces joined in air-and-sea search missions Saturday for seven American sailors missing after their Navy destroyer and a much-larger container ship collided off the coast of Japan. The damaged USS Fitzgerald reached its home port at Yokosuka Naval Base, south of Tokyo, after emergency efforts at sea to control flooding. The operators of the merchant ship, ACX Crystal, reported all of the 20-member Filipino crew were safe. The Philippine-flagged Crystal is nearly four times as large as the Fitzgerald, an Aegis guided-missile destroyer. The Japanese coast guard led the search teams.
June 17, 2017 14:26 UTC
The people of Liberia will go to the polling booths in October to elect a new president and 73 federal lawmakers. One Liberian, William Wiah Tuider, apolitical and humanitarian, wants to rule the country. Born in the city of Yekepa, in Nimba County, my father, the Reverend John Tuider, was a Methodist preacher and a conservative. I have been married for 25 years and I have six children.,” said William Tuider. She was the kind of woman who will make food and bring everybody to eat.
June 17, 2017 13:30 UTC
Serious confusion is said to be brewing between family members of the late Nancee Davies Edders in the township of Barnersville, Montserrado County as a result of land acquisition with one of the parties claiming that the land and house in question belongs to him, while others are insisting. According to information gathered by this news outlet, a group of the family members accused one of their relatives, Rev. The group headed by Mr. Benjamin Stanley also alleged that Rev. Rogers who is not connected to the family was preparing to evict one of their uncles, Robert Goll who is blind and his family from the premises. Also speaking to the GNN, another relative of the Edders family, Mrs. Lucy Boateng who walked into our offices also confirmed that Rev.
June 17, 2017 13:18 UTC
The Day of the African Child (DAC) 2017 is themed “Accelerating protection, empowerment and equal opportunities for children in Africa by 2030″. On this day, we celebrate African children breaking boundaries internationally whilst advocating for equal opportunity for all African children. It is important that we encourage children to rise above the norm and follow their dreams. The dreams of children are valid and hence we must nurture them. In celebrating International Day of the African Child, here are African children breaking international boundariesRead more of this reportSource: Center for Communication Programs Nigeria(Visited 18 times, 18 visits today)Commentscomments
June 17, 2017 11:03 UTC
According to our pollsters around the country, the Unity Party (UP) Standard Bearer, Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai and the political leader of the Liberty Party (LP), Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine supports continue to swell in most of the counties covered by our pollsters, with many of those interviewed expressing their support to these individuals in their bid to rule Liberia. According to our survey, the UP and the LP presidential candidates are topping in the polls being conducted around the country over the others presidential aspirants including the CDC, ANC, ALP and MOVEE. While at the same time, the youthful population in that part of the country are also expressing their support to the political leaders of the CDC, ANC, ALP in their respective bid for the nation’s highest seat, the presidency. (Visited 11 times, 11 visits today)Commentscomments
June 17, 2017 10:52 UTC
During a recent visit to Liberia, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was correct when he reaffirmed the federal government’s longstanding commitment to global health security. “We know that by ensuring that all countries around the world are better prepared to prevent, detect, respond to and control disease outbreaks at the local level,” he said, “we can reduce the threat of international health emergencies.”Cuts to global health security programs in the president’s proposed budget, however, are a drastic move in the wrong direction. The vast majority of epidemics and pandemics that could pose a threat to the U.S. begin abroad, merely a flight away. And because there is no effective way to fully insulate our country from epidemics, our best defense is to respond quickly when outbreaks emerge overseas and contain them at their source before they have the chance to spread. Read more of this storySource: News Now/ Baltimore Sun(Visited 7 times, 7 visits today)Commentscomments
June 16, 2017 16:52 UTC
Russia has claimed it has killed the leader of the Islamic State group in an airstrike on a meeting of IS leaders just outside the group’s de facto capital in Syria. The Russian Defence Ministry said on Friday Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a Russian strike in late May along with other senior group commanders. If confirmed, it would mark a major military success for Russia, which has conducted a military campaign in support of Syrian president Bashar Assad since September 2015. The ministry said the strike came as IS leaders gathered to discuss the group’s withdrawal from Raqqa, the group’s de facto capital. Read more of this reportSource: News Now/The Scotsman Online(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)Commentscomments
June 16, 2017 11:15 UTC
The mandate of the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS’s) Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) has been extended for another 12 months until 22 May 2018. ECOWAS said in a statement that the mandate extension was requested by Gambian president Adama Barrow and approved following a heads of state meeting in Liberia on 4 June. The mandate extension will enable Gambia to proceed with a much-needed reform of its military and security apparatus, a Senegalese military officer told Jane’s. He said the Gambian military and police forces are currently unable to perform their duties because they were staffed according to ethnic and political reliability criteria under former president Yahya Jammeh, who was ousted by the ECOMIG intervention in January. Source: http://www.janes.com(Visited 108 times, 15 visits today)Commentscomments
June 16, 2017 11:03 UTC