Monrovia, Liberia: The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah has said that the state of emergency which is due to expire on June 9, 2020 will not be renewed. President Weah said given the country’s level of experience with the Coronavirus and its mode of transmission, the strides being made in its containment and in view of developments in other countries, the need for further extension of the constitutional measure is not required. Meanwhile, President Weah has extended by two more weeks guidelines intended to prevent the spread of the virus, with the following modifications:1) All are now required to be indoors by 9pm, instead of the previous time of 6pm. 4) Opening of the Roberts International Airport to commercial flights on the 21st of June. All other protocols that were previously announced not amended by this release remain in force.
June 05, 2020 21:33 UTC
Both the Government and the IMF are expected to undertake the first review under the ECF, delayed by COVID19. They welcomed Liberia’s strong commitment to macroeconomic and institutional reforms, especially its commitment to reforms under the External Credit Facility, which was approved by the Board of the IMF on 11 December 2019. Both the Government and the IMF are expected to undertake the first review under the ECF, delayed by COVID19. Liberia’s performance under the ECF and the country’s commitment to unprecedented macroeconomic and institutional reforms are winning international commendations. It informs partners and the general public that a dashboard on COVID-19 resources will soon be made publicly available.
June 05, 2020 21:33 UTC
The deceased died at his residence on the morning of June 2, 2020 following a protracted illness, family told FrontPageAfrica. Report by Selma Lomax, [email protected]The county health officer, Dr. Adolphus Yeiah, told a media briefing Thursday that specimen of the deceased sent to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) on June 2 came back positive. Circumstances surrounding the confirmation of COVID-19 of the deceased seem not to have convinced many residents of Bong County that COVID-19 is real and in the county. Speaking to FrontPage Africa Friday, Bong County superintendent Esther Walker, said, “I plead with residents of the county and other journalists in the county to assist the county and the county health team deal with the issue of prejudice even among residents”. She added that county authority and the county health team will establish isolation center on Phebe Compound with the medical personnel well taken care of, which she said will be a proof of pro-activeness in combating the pandemic.
June 05, 2020 16:52 UTC
Chuluty told FrontPageAfrica that he fled shortly after the rape out of fear because his wife got angry with him after she found out. “The problem when it happened, I ran away and went to the bush because my wife was vexed,” Chuluty said. Upon seeing the Video, Chuluty said he had to turned himself in to the police for investigation because he felt guilty about the incident. In the same police charge sheet, the rape survivor’s mother confirmed her daughter was raped and later got pregnant for her husband. The 15-year-old told the police that she was frequently abused by her father every early Morning when her Mother went away to sell.
June 05, 2020 16:30 UTC
The LINCOLN family mourn the death of their father and grandfather The late Mr. Dexter E. Lincoln sr. Our daddy died in Philadelphia, USA early Sunday morning at 5:30am from the COVID-19 virus. Mr. Dexter E. Lincoln sr. served the Republic of Liberia as the Chief of Traffic from 1980 until the outbreak of the Liberian civil war. His children are Edwina, Lee, Ella,Dextina, Dexter jr., Diah, Danny, Eric and grandchildren among others.
June 05, 2020 13:47 UTC
Still trying to shake his tail off proven allegations that he accepted bribe to pass the state of emergency and economic stimulus package, the Montserrado County Senator appears to be biting more than he can chew. According to Senator Tengbeh, Senator Dillon accused his colleagues of receiving bribe to pass the recast budget. The public, hoodwinked by the gimmicks of Senator Dillon without further investigation, appears to have fallen for one of Senator Dillon’s usual artifices. This is the same revelation Senator Dillon made upon taking office but would yet claim his revelation was noble. Senator Dillon continues to bite more than he can nibble in his bamboozlement of the public.
June 05, 2020 08:36 UTC
Monrovia – Authorities at the Roberts International Airport have been meeting with stakeholders, both local and international to explore the possibility of reopening the Roberts International Airport to commercial flights. The new concept is drafted in in keeping with an advisory from the Airport Council International and the National Public Health Institute. The new regulations include a mandatory public health concept for travelers with technology aided screening, testing and quarantine procedure. Bishop Klayee said in the next few days the public will be informed about a tentative date for the reopening of the airport and resumption of flights. The discussions over the possible tentative date for reopening comes as Liberia continues to record mass number of recoveries from the deadly Coronavirus.
June 05, 2020 08:15 UTC
Police say Smith was carrying a loaded pistol in his waistband and had a backpack containing a hammer and spray paint. Shin allegedly had a backpack containing a firearm and an electric grinding tool. Minneapolis – The Hennepin County Attorney Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota has charged Patrick Smith, 24, a vocal Liberian immigrant featured by CNN at a protest for George Floyd, in Minneapolis this week, with one felony count of second degree riot with a dangerous weapon. “If you really feel like you have to take an opportunity, like if you’re going to be an opportunistic, something’s wrong with you,” Smith told CNN. Shin allegedly had a backpack containing a firearm and an electric grinding tool.
June 05, 2020 08:15 UTC
Paynesville – A 23-year-old man, identified as Melvin Zarwolo has died after being stabbed multiple times allegedly by his sister following a row over a bucket used to fetch water. The father of the deceased, Akoi Jallah told FrontPageAfrica that he received a call from his little brother on Wednesday, informing him about the fatal death of his son at the hands of his sister. According to Massaquoi, the alleged perpetrator often complained that her parents favored her little brother, and as the result, she often quarreled with him. “His [the deceased] sister is a person who usually go on the streets and only returns when she is pregnant or in trouble. Meanwhile, FPA’s attempt to speak with the deceased’s stepfather, and mother, whose house the incident occurred did not materialize as they declined.
June 05, 2020 08:03 UTC
Ahead of this year’s celebration, Swedish Ambassador to Liberia, Ingrid Wetterqvist sat down for an exclusive interview with FrontPageAfrica as she looks back on Sweden-Liberia ties and how post-COVID-19 could alter future assistance to Liberia. AMBASSADOR INGRID WETTERQVIST: Well, we’ve had an office here since 2004, we’ve had an embassy here since 2010, so, we’re celebrating 10 years as an embassy. AMBASSADOR INGRID WETTERQVIST: You mean the Stockholm Conference for Peace and Development – that was the first for everybody. AMBASSADOR INGRID WETTERQVIST: I’m impressed by the GAC, I’m also impressed by the revenue authority. How do you think Sweden can contribute to help change the dynamics of the way things are going on?
June 05, 2020 08:03 UTC
Senator Johnson had been a staunch member of the National Patriotic Party (NPP), which is already in a coalition with the Liberia People Democratic Party and the Congress for Democratic making them the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). Monrovia – Senator Sando Johnson of Bomi County says has disclosed that he is talking with the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) to become the party’s possible candidate in the upcoming Special Senatorial Election. Urey’s ALP could not reach to the run-off election, but Senator Johnson turned in and gave his support to President George Weah’s CDC over former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of Unity Party. It is few months to the midterm Senatorial, and Senator Johnson is not showing any signs of going on the ruling coalition’s ticket most likely due to his outburst against the CDC. Speaking via mobile phone on a local radio talk show, the OK Morning Rush, the Bomi County Senator disclosed his plan to contest on the CPP ticket in Bomi County in the midterm election.
June 05, 2020 07:41 UTC
Kakata – The Liberian Government quest for a speedy trial in the German national murder case at the 13th Judicial Circuit Court in Margibi County has been dealt a blow due to the court deferment of the trial for the next Term of Court. She revealed that the Supreme Court had advised Judges that if any party requests for a jury trial during this period of COVID-19, that matter should be deferred to the next Term of Court. “Section 20.10 of the Criminal Procedure Law of Liberia which says right to trial by jury, a defendant should be accorded the right to jury trial except for petty offence, but this is a murder trial. The court do here grant the defense lawyer motion for jury trial and the case differed to the next Term of Court and hereby so order,” Judge Tarr-Chenoweth ruled. Wesseh A. Wesseh, Assistant Justice Minister for Litigation, took no objection to the defense’s motion for jury trial.
June 05, 2020 07:40 UTC
Worship services, prayer meetings, Bible studies, weddings, funerals, choir practices, and other meetings be limited to a maximum of 90 minutes at a time, it stated, while adding that “social distancing mandate be applied to all [church] gatherings”Monrovia – The Lutheran Church in Liberia says it will begin regular traditional worship service on June 7 at all its churches in the country. Bishop D. Jensen Seyenkulo, Presiding Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Liberia, said in a press statement issued on Thursday, June 4, that the decision was made after “weekly assessment of the situation with the pastors,” something he had earlier promised to do before resuming worship service. Bishop Jensen, according to the release, will continue holding meetings with pastors on a weekly basis to “assess the situation”. “We pray that our pastors and members will keep safe and help the rest of the nation remain safe. God bless you; God bless the Lutheran Church in Liberia and God bless our nation, Liberia,” the release quoted Bishop Jensen as saying.
June 05, 2020 07:30 UTC
Kortu K. Brown, has called on members of Legislature to desist from burning their energies on investigating a colleague for making alleged disparaging comments against Legislature. He continued: “It will not serve us well when we try to encourage attitude of intolerance in our governance process. “Who hasn’t cussed in this country (Liberia) before? The LCC’s President comments come in the wake of an ongoing investigation initiated by the leadership of the Liberian Senate against Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon. But Bishop Brown indicated that the current situation at the Liberian Senate is a complete deviation from the fight against the pandemic.
June 05, 2020 07:30 UTC
Weeks, the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and the General Auditing Commission (GAC) must erect the necessary checkpoints to help promote transparency and accountability during the pandemic. Monrovia – Acclaimed Liberian activist, Dr. Kimmie Weeks, has underscored the need for anti-graft institutions in Liberia to be more proactive and vigilant in dealing with allegations of waste and corruption during this Coronavirus outbreak in the country. Weeks made these comments in an exclusive interview with FrontPage Africa via telephone on Wednesday. We need to keep providing clarity for our people and promoting transparency,” Weeks said. Weeks added that regardless of political parties or class, Liberians should consciously hold together to move the country forward.
June 05, 2020 07:18 UTC