The President also cautioned Liberians against being disrespectful and hateful of one another, an Executive Mansion release has said. According to the release, Weah made specific reference to a recent barrage of insults rained down on Archbishop Isaac S. Winker of the Dominion Christian Church over his “prophetic” assertions made a fortnight ago. President Weah stressed that parents, elderly people and national leaders deserve the respect of their people at all times. He cautioned Liberians against indulging in hostile and intolerable behaviors that are incompatible (unsuitable, inappropriate) with acceptable social norms, particularly the tendency of showing disrespect to parents, elderly people and national leaders. President Weah stressed that parents, elderly people and national leaders deserve the respect of their people at all times.
NaFAA, according to the agreement with Senegal, will require the “declaration of catches” from all registered vessels and subsequently the “landing of catches” for certain vessels. NaFAA has not spelt out how it intends to confirm catch catch reports. Boarding of observerAs part of Liberia observatory role under the agreement, the document states that each industrial vessels will have onboard an observer designated by Liberia’s Fisheries Authority; however, tuna vessels covered by the agreement will have no observer onboard. For a total of 300 vessels as stipulated in the agreement, NaFAA would yield up to US$400,000 per year, just from licenses. Arrest of VesselThe document states that Liberia must notify Senegal within three working days of an arrest.
An authoritative legislative source has hinted to this newspaper that with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Senate Standing Rule #63 in favor of majority senators, the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice Kabineh Ja’neh is expected to commence on Thursday, February 14, 2019. According to our source, all necessary legal arrangements were being concluded, while the legal battle between four senators and majority senators was before the full bench of the Supreme Court. Because of the expected huge turnout for the trial when it shall have commenced, Sengbeh confirmed that the senators will return to the original chamber from the Conference Room where they are currently conducting the session. “The action of the senators to amend the Senate rule to provide for impeachment was unconstitutional,” the dissenting senators contended. The senators said the Court does not have jurisdiction over the subject matter of the petition, because of the manner in which the Senate amended Rule 63 of the “Senate Standing Rules,” which were validated and approved by the 52nd Legislature on Monday, March 30, 2009, during the 2nd Day Sitting of the Session of the Senate.
“By joining the AFL, we have signed up to serve. He reassured Liberians that the new army has signed up to serve their country, no matter the challenges. “We can’t say there are no challenges facing the AFL; but as soldiers, we have signed up to serve our country as a force for good,” he said. The initiative was successful in handling the 2017 elections and has also been instrumental as members of the AFL serve as peacekeepers in the troubled West African nation of Mali. Geraldine J. George used the occasion to encourage women to join the army, with the mindset of coming in to serve their country, no matter the challenges.
February 07, 2019 02:25 UTC
Women of some ethnic groups in Liberia are known to use the term or expression to connote sorrow, deep sorrow. In particular, this expression is associated with traditional rites for women. Most ethnic groups in Liberia, for example, practice female genital cutting, otherwise referred to as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The temporary ban has now expired and women advocates especially are calling for the passage of legislation to ban the practice forthwith. For a country where one out of every three Liberian girls gets pregnant before the age of 18 because they are forced into early sex work due to poverty, addressing structural violence against women including FGM is an Exigency.
The inaugural edition of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Under-15 Heroes Cup is set to begin on Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium. They are Hope Football Academy, C. T. Football Academy, Keitrace Pro Academy, and CYA Football Academy, which are in zone one. The rest are Sam Johnson Football Academy, One Goal Football Academy, Nation One Football Academy and Wilson Corner Football Academy, which are in zone three. And zone four comprises Cece United Football Academy, Ambassador Football Academy, Project Football Liberia, and Ambassador Football Liberia. At the LFA’s technical center in Careysburg, Sam Johnson Football Academy will engage Wilson Corner Football Academy at 2:30 PM, while One Goal Football Academy will battle Nation One Football Academy at 3:50 PM.
In an effort to provide a quality service for its subscribers across Liberia, Lone Star Cell MTN on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 launched a new campaign called ‘Here for You.’ The campaign aims to create a one-stop shop on one of its popular offers in the market. The launch event was held at the Lonestar Cell MTN’s main office in Congo Town and was witnessed by may of its costumers. “As of now, every Lonestar Cell MTN recharge card you are going to get, 5 minutes international calls and 10 minutes of calls to all networks in Liberia and, because of this, we have up to approximately a hundred thousand subscribers between yesterday. Mr. Endeme told costumers that the ‘Here For You’ campaign indicates the company looks at the social and economic impact of the promotion and that, as part of its popular promotion, Lone Star Cell MTN in partnership with the Ministry of Education has ensured that students’ registration process is fully facilitated. The company has also made available 1,000 scholarships for students attending government schools.
Report by Lennart Dodoo, [email protected]The LowdownThe judgment of the Supreme Court arose from a Write of Prohibition sought by Senators Conmany B. Wesseh, Daniel Naathen, Milton Teahjay and Oscar Cooper. She recalled that the Supreme Court has in the past made decisions regarding legislative acts as provided for in Article 29 of the Constitution. Woods recalled that Justice Ja’neh is the only judge who wrote a dissenting opinion on the 2017 election fracas. Pearl Brown Bull told FrontPage Africa that majority on the bench based their opinion on Article 43 of the Constitution. She said the Constitution clearly prescribes that impeachment of the Chief Justice, Associate Justice or judges of the lower courts lie squarely with the Legislature through an impeachment trial.
February 07, 2019 02:03 UTC
ATTORNEY SAMUEL KOFI WOODS: I don’t think I’ve been quiet. We don’t know whether that process has been completed, we don’t know the lessons learned, we don’t know the recommendations made but the government has been proceeding in committing our resources – unfortunately. WOODS: Well, I don’t know how the projects are being done. This country is heading in the wrong direction – and we cannot allow it to continue to head in that direction. I don’t think much has been done to demonstrate fate with the Liberian people and their suffering.
February 07, 2019 02:03 UTC
Few days ago, a supporter of the ruling party posted the following message on Facebook: “With this dispensation and with this president, protest can’t work to see him out. Ironically, President Weah who has repeatedly assured Liberians that their rights and liberties will be respected has remained quiet amid numerous threats on social media from members of his administration. Weah is cleaning the “mess of a damage economy inherited.”“Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her cohorts are responsible for this devastated economy. The CDC Chairman believes criticisms against Weah are not “substantial but personal hate against President George Weah. President Weah is your friend; we are not saying shield us for doing wrong.
February 07, 2019 01:52 UTC
Monrovia – Several importers are accusing the Ministry of Commerce and Industries of withholding their Import Permits or IPDs and preferring a selected number of importers. These importers say the delay in the issuance of IPDs is causing serious problem for their business. Mr. Wisner said the Ministry had earlier discovered that some importers were bringing into the country huge quantity of commodities although they have limited storage capacity. Specifically mentioning importers of frozen foods, the deputy minister said out of 13 companies importing, six are more effective and have adequate storage capacity. Recently, Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh told reporters the ministry has discovered an active and illegal practice in existence involving illicit issuance and manipulation of IPDs by local importers.
February 07, 2019 01:41 UTC
Monrovia – The Economic West African States (ECOWAS) has begun an interactive dialogue with journalists from member countries aimed at equipping them with the necessary knowledge to provide quality information on key sectors. The West Africa network of Economics journalists is made up 30 journalists drawn from 15 ECOWAS members states. Tei Konzi, ECOWAS Commissioner of Trade, Customs and Free Movement, added that the free trade zone is a common tool for commerce in Africa, which involves all member states to bring out the objective of the agreement. According to him, it will ensure exportation will reduce by US$10 Million and employment will increase in member states. He said inclusive dialogue among CSO, media, and stakeholder adding that West African countries are capable to implement the agreement.
Monrovia – A man and his fiancée were injured by a group of arm robbers at their residence on the Camp Johnson Road in central Monrovia. Report by Kennedy L. Yangian, [email protected]The incident, which occurred Thursday, January 31, saw William Hoff and Grace Brownell attacked by men armed with knives and scissors. According to the police the two suspects denied the crimes of armed robbery, aggravated assault but allegedly admitted to robbery. The two suspects Kromah and Brooks have been formally charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, and armed robbery and forwarded to the Monrovia City Court on Tuesday, January 5, 2019. The two defendants were later detained at the Monrovia Central Prison where they will remain pending an indictment and prosecution for armed robbery, which is a non-bailable criminal offence under the law.
Monrovia – The Catholic Archbishop of Monrovia Lewis Jerome Zeigler has frowned on misconduct exhibited by some students during and after school hours, adding that students who boycott classes and go on beaches must be condemned. Report by Willie N. Tokpah, [email protected]Calling on the students to desist, Bishop Zeigler said, “You are students, behalf like student ! Bishop Zeigler said unpleasant such misconduct does not represent moral virtues of educated people and must not be encouraged. He admonished the upcoming generation of the Cathedral High School and other institutions in Liberia not to follow the path of student’s involved with misconduct. For his part, the National President of the Cathedral Alumni Association Dorsla Farcarthy described the Golden Jubilee as a “mark of new beginning” of ongoing progress within the alumni association.
Ganta, Nimba County – The Minister of Commerce has vowed to combat the importation into the Liberia goods that are locally produced. Report by Franklin Doloquee, ContributorAccording to Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh, the move by his Ministry aims at empowering local businesses, which are involved with the production of said products. Tarpeh made the pronouncement over the week-end in Ganta, Nimba County at the end of a three-day Business Climate Forum, organized by the Business Climate Working Group in Ganta, Nimba County. According to the Minister of Commerce, the decision is intended to empower Liberian manufacturers involved with producing those items in the country. The business climate forum also aims at gathering the views of others on the improvement of the business climate of the country.
February 07, 2019 01:18 UTC