Police in Monrovia are investigating students of two high school students of the Cy-Ed Christian School of Excellence for the murder of 16-year-old school mate on campus with a 9mm pistol. Mr. Sylvanus Turay expresses regrets over son’s actions, weeps bitterlyRegretWith tears profusely rolling down his cheek, Mr. Turay regretted the incident involving his son. He clarified that every child of the Ireland’s family, including Daniel, Aaron, Nathaniel, Hannah are “like my own”, while the deceased parents are like a brother and sister to him. I want to say a big sorry to the Ireland’s family and everybody connected to the Ireland’s family-all of us. It was observed that the 14-year-old student was shot twice at a very close range (on the left and right).
April 16, 2021 06:33 UTC
Bomi County — A severe night-time storm that swept across Zepeh Clan, Senjeh District, Bomi County on Tuesday, April 13 left widespread damage, blowing off roofs and leaving some homes uninhabitable. Families in Gayah Hills Town in Zepeh Clan area were left to pick up the pieces after the violent storm compounded their already desperate living conditions. And I don’t know what I will do to rebuild my home, she said.”Another victim, Kemah Scott, said the storm destroyed everything she had. Gayah Hills Town is one of the oldest towns in Bomi County situated in the Western part of Liberia. During the Ebola crisis in 2014, the town lost the only resident doctor to the virus and its livelihood ran into complete shatters.
April 16, 2021 06:22 UTC
MONROVIA – A panel of 12 jurors has found one of Liberia’s most notorious armed robber Mulbah Kesselle guilty of armed robbery. The 12-member jury panel found Kesselle guilty of armed robbery along with his accomplice identified as Patrick Smith. But despite been found guilty by the jurors for armed robbery, defendant Kesselle still faces another indictment at the Criminal Court ‘B’ in Monrovia for alleged murder. This is the second time that defendant Kesselle has been found guilty of armed robbery. But he was later released on the order of the court (Criminal Court ‘D’) without serving his sentence.
April 16, 2021 06:11 UTC
FDA, Fauna &Flora International End Two National Workshops On Pygmy Hippopotamus Conservation and Validation of Collaborative Management Plan for Sapo National ParkMONROVIA – The Forestry Development Authority of Liberia (FDA) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) have ended two separate multi-stakeholder workshops, on validating Collaborative management plan for the Sapo National Park (SNP), Liberia’s oldest protected area and Pygmy Hippopotamus conservation. The development of the Sapo National Park management plan was funded by the Arcus Foundation. The symposium was aimed at sharing information on a recently concluded project to promote the continuous survival of the endangered Pygmy Hippopotamus. It also highlighted the importance of corridors to Pygmy Hippopotamus conservation and explored steps to establish ecological corridors in the face of competing land uses. The Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis), is a smaller but distinctive relative of the common hippopotamus.
April 16, 2021 06:00 UTC
Gbarnga, Bong County – Cuttington University is expected to honor its former student and Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Honourable Sidie Mohamed Tunis, this weekend at the university’s Suakoko campus, the university has disclosed. And, according to the university, the honor is meant to acknowledge his ascendency since his graduation in 1989. He served as Majority Leader in the Fifth Parliament of the second Republic of Sierra Leone and as a ranking member of the Sierra Leone delegation to the ECOWAS Parliament prior to his election as Honorable Speaker of the Fifth Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament. Sidie Tunis served as the main opposition Minority Whip (2012-2017), chaired the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Trade and Industry, and conducted oversight on communications, infrastructure and extractive industry. In March 2020, he was elected Speaker of the 5th Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament, a position he now occupies with a four years mandate.
April 16, 2021 06:00 UTC
According to the itinerary, the Grand Kru County District #2 Representative and entourage, will visit more than 45 towns (communities) in six (6) Statutory Districts in Grand Kru County, covering the period of 24 days either by the use of vehicle, walking, canoe or motorcycle. The Deputy Speaker and entourage will arrive in Grand Kru County and kick off the citizens’ engagement in Niplokpo, Dorbor Statutory District. The retirement (sleepover) of the Deputy Speaker throughout the constituency visit would be determined by the citizens in consultation with support staff. Fonati Koffa over the years as Grand Kru District #2 lawmakers. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker will climax his constituency visit by serving as Guest Speaker at the 2021 Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Congress on Monday, May 3, in Barclayville, Grand Kru County.
April 16, 2021 05:48 UTC
MONROVIA – The Managing Director of the Liberia Airport Authority has been summoned before the Plenary of the House of Representatives to address himself to the outsourcing of the cargo handling of the airport. MD John Allen Klayee will also address the inability of the Airport Management to pay employees, amongst other things. The Airport Manager has been widely criticized for months for bad labor practices resulting to employees not being paid for more than five months. An official communication was Monday, April 12 sent to the controversial Airport Manager to appear before the Plenary of the House of Representatives tomorrow April 13 to address the claims against him. Klayee has also been criticized for employing family members and members of his Church, the Jubilee Praise Ministries.
April 16, 2021 05:48 UTC
Monrovia – The head coach of the Liberia national football team James Peter Butler has invited 25 players to begin training ahead of the Mano River Union Tournament. Liberia will participate in the maiden edition of the MRU tournament that will run from April 21- 25 in Kanema, Sierra Leone. Several outstanding players in the ongoing national league have been left out of Butler’s squad, something which has created debate among football lovers. Butler has called up to two players from Page FC a championship side from Bomi a league he has not watched. The tournament, which will run from 21-25 April, will feature the men’s under-15 and women and men’s senior national teams.
April 16, 2021 05:37 UTC
Opposition Politicians and Sex: Is it Time to Keep the Zip-Up? The Editor,The Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf era of governance was characterized by a lot contentious discussions in relation to the political opposition to the Johnson-Sirleaf administration. One aim of the Johnson-Sirleaf information strategy was to ensure offensive propaganda geared toward putting the opposition to the administration on the defensive through dirty politicking. However, for our purposes, the case of what was dubbed a ‘sex scandal’ implicating the loudly talking opposition politician, Simeon Freeman, is relevant. Simeon Freeman had his accuser and/or victim to contend with within the public domain amid massive media reporting of the so-called Simeon Freeman Sex Scandal.
April 16, 2021 05:03 UTC
Mr. Mo Ali is an official of the Unity Party, one of the constituent political parties of the Collaborating Political Parties. The Unity Party should suspend Mr. Ali with immediate effect and launch an investigation into the allegations. During the period of the investigation, Mr. Ali should have nothing to do with the Unity Party and CPP pending the outcome. The Unity Party should also inform the public about such investigation and assure the public of impartiality in the process. In essence, the timely interventions of the Unity Party, CPP and the Ministry of Justice in addressing this moral, ethical and legal issue cannot be overemphasized.
April 15, 2021 23:37 UTC
Liberia: NPA Pythons Hit Barrolle 59-57 to Set Up Game Three in LBA Best of Three Play-OffsMONROVIA – NPA Pythons fought back to beat Mighty Barrolle 59-57 in game two of the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) First Division Best of three play-offs, Wednesday night at the Open Air Sports Commission on Broad Street. After handing Pythons their first defeat of the season, Barrolle appeared to be winning the second match, but the experience Pythons side came from down to win the match in a thrilling fashion. Both teams had to play the remaining time of the first match which ended in chaos last week with the Rollers guided by Asaad Fadel winning 86-82 points. The deciding clash will be played on Friday, April 16 with the winner meeting Sensational LPRC Oilers in the Best of Five’ Finals which is expected to start on Sunday, April 18. Oilers won two of the best of three play-offs clash against Bushrod Bulls to book a place in the final.
April 15, 2021 18:11 UTC
They are to appeared in the Chambers of the Stipendiary Magistrate to respond to a petition filed with the court by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is the principal authority in Liberia for the management of the environment and the sustainable use of the natural resources. The Agency is empowered under section 75 of the EPML to prescribe measures for protection of wetlands, the release concluded. The Mesurado Wetlands around the Police Academy Junction along the SKD Boulevard is designated as a Ramsar site under the Ramsar Convention on wetlands of international importance of which Liberia is a signatory. Despite plentiful evidences of violation of the EPML, the EPA sought a court warrant to demolish structures erected in the wetlands.
April 15, 2021 17:48 UTC
Serving as one of the Panelists via virtual presentation on April 14, 2021, the Vice President spoke on the theme: “Good Governance, making a difference”. The Vice President affirmed that Liberia’s investment climate is ripe with abundance of untapped natural resources and called on United States investors to explore investment opportunities in Liberia. Madam Vice President also recounted that Liberia has three trade and investment agreements with the United States under which the United States enjoys duty-free preferential trade benefits. The Vice President proffered that Liberia is currently at the Stage of Investment having experienced political stability for more than 15 years. Vice President Howard-Taylor also shared the panel with His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana and His Excellency Yemi Osibanjo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
April 15, 2021 14:48 UTC
Teenage pregnancy in Liberia is one of the leading factors that stop girls from completing high school. Data released by officials showed that in 2013, teenage pregnancy stood at a whopping 57.9 percent in these three counties. We will make sure that we get to zero teenage pregnancy rate,” he said. He said teenage pregnancy remains the main challenge for girls staying in school. Owing to the positive outcome of the project, he said it will now be used as a model to curb teenage pregnancy across the country.
April 15, 2021 12:33 UTC
Jovanus in several pictures is seen either holding a gun or using his hand to portray shooting at someone or himself. He expressed disappointment over the statement issued by the school on Tuesday which described the incident and as “accidental”. It was observed that the 14-year-old student was shot twice at a very close range (on the left and right). A bullet entry and outlet were observed on the right side of her neck. Perpetrator’s Mother Under ProbePolice spokesman, Col. Moses Carter told FrontPageAfrica on Wednesday that the mother of the perpetrator has been apprehended by for investigation.
April 15, 2021 08:43 UTC