Charles Walker Brumskine, Standard Bearer, Liberty PartySenator Weah received 38 percent of votes in the first round on Oct. 10, while VP Boakai came second with 29 percent of ballots cast. We had a meeting yesterday Saturday) and some (Liberty Party) are in disagreement,” said a senior staffer closed to Senator Weah. Another source hinted to FPA that intense lobbying is ongoing with both Senator Weah and VP Boakai reaching out to Cllr. Brumskine was an unlikely ally to VP Boakai in his recent quest for a rerun of this year’s presidential elections. The LP standard bearer also questioned the professionalism of Liberia’s electoral commission, demanding its commissioners be fired.
December 11, 2017 02:37 UTC
Orange Liberia has launched perhaps its most compelling product since the company took over and rebranded from Cellcom GSM earlier this year. The product, dubbed the ‘Infinity Pack,’ aims to give subscribers “unlimited access to” local and international calls within and out of the Orange network, all for a flat monthly fee of US$29. All you need to do is to buy the ‘Infinity Pack,'” he said, adding that Orange subscribers can dial *888# to access “Infinity Pack.”Explaining further how the company came up with the “infinity” concept, Chateau said the figure eight (8) turned sideways is the infinity symbol (∞). As Orange continues to design new products and services, he said the three-day free call campaign will continue unabated. Coulibaly said the ‘Infinity Pack’ can be found at all Total gas stations, Orange agent centers and the Orange headquarters in Monrovia.
December 11, 2017 02:36 UTC
The Supreme Court did not fix a date for the runoff, but legal experts say that decision lies squarely within the purview of the NEC. It can be recalled that the integrity of the FRR and its violability was called into question by the parties in their complaint to the Supreme Court. The outspoken diplomat said cleaning up the FRR needs to be accomplished within the confines of the Supreme Court ruling. He, however, dispelled rumors that the technical team met with the Supreme Court while here. “I can tell you for a fact that they didn’t meet with the Supreme Court.
December 11, 2017 02:36 UTC
Offers a unique mixture of career growth opportunitiesA 100 percent Liberian owned beverage company, Atlantic Foods Company, with an initial investment of US$1.2 million, has been launched to bring about innovation to the Liberian fruit juice and mineral water manufacturing sector. The company will produce bottled water, orange juice, ginger, and citrus ginger beverages. Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, who cut the ribbon at the launch in Marshall, Margibi County on Friday, thanked the chief executive officer, Amin Modad, for the investment. Earlier, the chief executive officer of AFC, Amin Modad, said the company hopes to revolutionize the food processing industry in the country. “As a solely Liberian owned company, we aim to empower and develop the professional capacity of our people.
December 11, 2017 02:26 UTC
A local firm engaged in waste collection, management, and recycling – Green Cities Incorporated (GCI), is recycling wastes and turning them into valuable products such as geometric sets and rulers for students. Plastic wastes to be recycled will include plastic bags, used jelly, soft drink and lotion containers, among others. “Plastic waste don’t completely biodegrade which harms both animals and humans, and drastically endangers our environment,” said James K. Mulbah, executive director of GCI. The project named “Urban Youth Recycling Project,” is sponsored by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). “Green Cities, Inc.,” Mulbah said, “serves as an example of successful cooperation between youth in communities by creating a plastic recycling value chain.
December 11, 2017 02:26 UTC
J. Fonati Koffa(Liberty Party, Grand Kru) and Lawrence Morris(Independent, District 1, Montserrado County) have thrown their hats in the race. On the same day, the Deputy Speaker shall be elected to serve a term of six years. He founded and then worked with the Ateenah Development Corporation in 2006, a non-governmental organization dedicated to providing scholarships for poor students in Grand Kru County, Liberia. Fallah, who served as campaign manager of outgoing Speaker J, Emmanuel Nuquay following the removal of Alex Tyler. The incoming President will most likely be looking to have a speaker with whom he can push his agenda through.
December 11, 2017 02:15 UTC
The Foreign Minister, on the other hand, can only do so based on an official request for assistance from NEC. According to sources, NEC Chairman Korkoya has been evading attempts by the Foreign Minister to contact him, apparently because President Sirleaf has not instructed him accordingly. Further, there are troubling reports about continued illegal tampering with the FRR by NEC officials, allegedly on the instructions of Chairman Korkoya. At that meeting, NEC Chairman Korkoya had no prepared agenda outlining procedures he intends to follow to clean up the FRR, neither could he produce for scrutiny, copy of the FRR which he insists has no flaws. If President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf continues stubbornly to insist on maintaining Korkoya as NEC Chairman, then she must take fully the blame for messing with the elections and prolonging the torturous agony of the Liberian people.
What does one need to achieve success in a university environment? This brings me to the subject or title of this discourse, which is, “Define your personal goals of life in broad terms to impact your environment in positive ways”. So dear graduates, you are about to transition to a new but challenging world environment that may lead you to severe frustration and depression. As you enter the world with broad focus and vision, remain vigilent to impact your community, and if possible the world. These will help you leave legacies and impact the environment in a positive way.
Cocoa has the potential to improve the livelihoods of many smallholder cocoa farmers in the country, a joint EU and Solidaridad statement said. However, the statement added that the Liberian cocoa sector is largely non-competitive compared to neighboring countries. It noted that the cocoa project will support the Liberian government with the creation of sector policies and develop coordinating structures. “Solidaridad intends to increase profits for Liberian businesses by exporting high-quality cocoa beans and by linking Liberian businesses to international cocoa traders,” the statement said. He further stressed the need for effective coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of the various stages of the implementation processes of the cocoa sector project.
Monrovia – Promise, a 9 year-old, is already discharged from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (JFK), but cannot go home because her parents cannot afford to settle the hospital bill. Her mother Comfort Kaiyee told FrontPageAfrica that her daughter was diagnosed with Malaria by doctors at JFK and needed blood as well. She said prior to her visit at JFK, she went to E.LW.A Hospital, but was told that they couldn’t diagnose any illness in her daughter. She continued: “Atleast if they will pay half and we pay half, then we will use the balance to go to Tapita. Joseph, 54, had also been in the hospital and discharged, but can’t go home because his bill came up to LD$61,000.00 (US$488).
December 11, 2017 01:41 UTC
Monrovia – Traditional chiefs from several towns and villages across the country have threatened to canvass against the re-election of members of the Senate, if they concur with the House of Representatives to pass the version of the Land Rights Act (LRA), recently passed by the lower house. The Plenary of the House of Representatives in August of 2017 voted and passed into law the Land Rights Act and submitted it to the Senate for concurrence. The traditional chiefs, some of whom are town chiefs and elders of their towns and villages made the statement when they petitioned the Senate over the weekend. Presenting the petition to Senator Jallah, Chief Zar reiterated that the Land Rights Act was tampered with by the House of Representatives and pleaded with the Senate not to concur with the lower House. Green Advocates International (GAI) then facilitated the meeting between the Senators and the traditional chiefs.
December 11, 2017 01:41 UTC
The awareness campaign was held at selected location in Monrovia Old Road Market, Nancy B Doe Market, Rally Town Market, Matilda Newport and PHP Community. Making remarks before the awareness campaign the Country Director of Oxfam Liberia Anne-Catherine Bajard applause the implementing organization for coming together as joint partners to carry out the awareness. The awareness brought together 28 volunteers form each organization (M: 8, F: 20) and later became agent of change ambassadors during the awareness campaign. The Agent of change ambassador during the awareness campaign realized that major of those marketers had little knowledge on gender-based violence issues and the available platform in addressing those issues. Women are key driver to sustainable development and stability and need to be given more attention also in order to reduce gender-based violence women economic empowerment need to be prioritized.
December 11, 2017 01:30 UTC
Brewerville - As part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Julia Duncan-Cassell, has urged traditional female zoes not to encourage early child marriage. Addressing female zoes at the Traditional Village for Peace in Brewerville City over the weekend, the Gender Minister explained that they could not end the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence without meeting the Traditional Female Zoes, whom she praised for upholding the nation’s culture and tradition. According to the Gender Minister, her mother did not get a formal education. Madam Duncan-Cassell further praised Mama Tomah, the head of the Traditional Female Zoes for her leadership in transforming the peace village. We should not forget about the background of our culture,” she told the Gender Minister and party.
December 11, 2017 01:07 UTC
MOST OF THESE LIBERIANS blamed the hike in the prices on the ongoing legal battle, which had been initiated by Cllr. FOLLOWING THE JUDGMENT that day, Liberians from all walks of life, began giving their opinions/interpretations of what they think the Court had said. THE SUPREME COURT, in its ruling, acknowledged that the first round of the country’s Presidential and Legislative Elections, which were held on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, were, to some extent, characterized by fraud, irregularities and disregard of the New Elections Law. THIS IS THE BEAUTY OF our democracy in which the rule of law is beginning to take a stronghold. Let’s embrace it and do all to cherish, nourish and care for it as we are arriving gradually but we are still a long way to fully “arrived.”
December 11, 2017 00:56 UTC
May we ask, was your newspaper able to investigate adequately, before pronouncing Dr. Nathaniel Galarea Gbessagee’s name was put into the realm of the Liberian public? Has your news organ ascertained from the Board of Directors of Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC), evidence of fraud and ‘financial impropriety’ as reflected in your report? This appears to us as “sensationalist journalism” because it focused on exaggerations and manipulations of events to shock readers. You have an obligation to the Liberian people, to make sure that your news reporting presentations are factual and credible. Elder Siahyonkron Nyanseor,Chair Friends of Dr. Gbessagee in the DiasporaThis email address is being protected from spambots.
December 11, 2017 00:56 UTC