Monrovia -The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has applauded SHE-CAN – a US-based International Humanitarian Organization for providing a fully-funded International tertiary scholarship to young Liberian females scholars. SHE-CAN is a humanitarian organization that anchors on equipping and empowering young women from post-conflict countries to become productive leaders. The US-based organization focuses on low-income young women through education, leadership skills, and mentorship. Bylenga assured the Ministry of Gender that all beneficiaries of the scholarship were made to sign a mandatory form to return home upon graduation to impact the Liberian society. Deputy Minister Johnson mentioned that said initiative will buttress the Government of Liberia’s Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development specifically Pillar One under empowering women and Girls.
Through the partnership, Loita Capital Partners International, a division of the Loita Group with headquarters in Mauritius will serve as the investment banking unit of the LBDI. The launch of the investment banking unit (IBU) is with the support of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), the Government of Liberia and the National Investment Commission (NIC). Speaking at the event, Dr. Oramah expressed hope that the partnership will make a significant impact on the banking sector in Liberia. Loita has also been instrumental in advising on, structuring and placing the US$52 million facility for the Liberian Bankers Association which benefits the commercial banking sector of Liberia through Afrexim Bank. In addition, Loita Group companies, Loita Transaction Services and Fintech International assist in the implementation of Loita’s financial technology and payment strategies.
A participant in the competition recites the Holy Quran as judges look onMonrovia – King Mohammed VI Foundation in Liberia has completed its second Quranic reading and recitation competition in Monrovia with Abubarkar H. Sow and Abrahim Sory Barry winning the highly competitive Quranic recitation race. Abubarkar H. Sow won the category one of the competition which focused on memorization of the entire Holy Quran, while Abrahim Sory Barry won category two of the competition, focusing on selected parts of The Holy Quran. At Saturday’s Quranic recitation and memorization competition, each of the winners received a special motivational prize of US$100 from Liberia’s Internal Affairs (Interior) Minister Varney Sirleaf who lauded the efforts of the foundation. King Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema in Liberia is a faith-based institution consisting of over 200 Islamic Scholars. The institution provides and instills Islamic discipline, values, and the principles of Islam through the teachings of the Holy Quran.
He, however, stressed that they told parents that until they (parents) are told to send money, they should not bother sending money. Last year, a video of the protest went viral on social media, showing scholarship students being flogged by Moroccan police as they protested for delayed three-quarter allowance they claimed the government owed them. He said the government recently awarded two medical students specialization studies after they returned home and requested to go back. “Their suffering is loading,” the student told this newspaper in a mobile phone chat from Rabat. We (old scholarship students) are already used to the hardship.”
The two-day REDD+ Safeguards Information System training, which was held in Ganta, Nimba County from 17-18 January 2020 was intended to enable participants assess the fullness and the user friendliness of the system. Mr. Goll encouraged members of the public to access information on REDD+ information on the platform at: https://liberia-redd-sis.info/. In a powerpoint presentation, Mr. Vah indicated that the user’s manual consists of three sections: Safeguards Information System Website, Safeguards Information System Database, and Important notes for System Administrators. Safeguards Information System Website section explains how to go the SIS website, navigate your way around the website, edit pages and backup the website. For his part, Sanford V. Daniels, a GIS officer at EPA reiterated that the Liberia REDD+ Safeguards Information System is a web-based portal for providing and disseminating information on how the seven (7) adopted UNFCCC Cancun safeguards for REDD+ are being addressed and respected in Liberia.
January 21, 2020 09:56 UTC
Suehn Mecca District, Bomi County – The International Children Alert-incorporated (ICA) has identified with dozens of children, mostly underprivileged kids in Suehn Mecca District, Bomi County. ICA distributed copy books, book bags and toys, among others to the children as part of its year end giveaway. Ms. Yarwhere said the mission of ICA is to help sustain the lives of Liberian and needy children in remote areas with education and safe drinking water. According to her, the organization, since its inception has made a significant impact on the lives of needy children. The program which was held under theme, “Put a smile on a child’s face” brought together to over 200 children in Suehn Mecca District, Bomi County.
January 21, 2020 09:56 UTC
Some students of the Liberian School for the Blind post for a photo on a Monday morningVirginia – At long last, the Liberian School for the Blind has resumed classes for the current academic year. The school resumes after several months of delays in the disbursement of monies budgeted for the institution in the national budgets. The reopening of the school suffered several setbacks since the beginning of the current academic year in September 2019. “The Ministry of Education and the Liberian School for the Blind have been holding series of meetings and those meetings have yielded fruitful results. The Ministry of Education has made an initial financial intervention for the reopening of the School for the Blind.
January 21, 2020 09:45 UTC
MONROVIA – Stakeholders from the agriculture, coastal and energy sectors have assisted the Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) team with the identification of barriers, which would help to develop an enabling framework for the transfer, deployment and diffusion of prioritized technologies in Liberia. The process is a national driven and is implemented by a national TNA team. Mr. Kabah disclosed that there has been stakeholders’ engagement and indicated that the mapping of stakeholders took place during each stage of the TNA process. “The first engagement was during the inception workshop held on 23rd – 26th October 2018 at the EPA Conference Hall in Monrovia, Liberia,” he explained. He added that on 1st of April 2019, a national stakeholder’s TNA engagement workshop for the prioritization of technologies in Liberia was held at the Lutheran Church Compound on 13th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia.
January 21, 2020 09:45 UTC
Watch the full interview on Vice President speaking about her office and how it is being treated. So, there’s no going back.”‘Tough Times Don’t Last; Tough People Do’Despite the assurances, the Vice President said conditions have made it difficult. How can I be at this level and not be able to make the impact for which the President sought when he began looking for Vice President. And let’s work, we got work to do.”VP Howard-Taylor said that she has no negative feelings for the President. “So, if I were to really be truthful, you don’t know what in what’s in the hearts of people.
January 21, 2020 02:48 UTC
The National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) and the World Bank are expected to sign a $3.7 million agreement today, January 21 to improve the fishery sector in the country. The deal will also see the construction of landing jetties in coastal counties. “Liberia loses huge revenue as all of our industrial tuna vessels (71) land at other fishing ports within the sub region, such as Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. Secondly, our entire fish product for exports are also routed through these countries, which implies loss of direct exports fees,” Director Glassco said. The setting up of the Competent Laboratory would allow Liberia to gain accreditation from the European Union, the United States, Japan and other international markets for direct export of fish.
January 21, 2020 02:37 UTC
However, in her ruling on Monday, Judge Sammy proved the government’s assertion wrong about the charges against Crane Currency, after which she said, because only the past and current CBL’s officials that were indicted and the writ of arrest was served on them and not on Crane Currency, as the government over the months had claimed. Meaning that Crane Currency has not been brought under the jurisdiction of her court as per her records, Judge Sammy ruled. Notwithstanding, her ruling said, “Being the Republic of Liberia that indicted Crane Currency and has filed a motion to nulle prose quoi (drop) the indictment against Crane Currency in accordance with the law.”Sammy’s ruling is in line with a request to drop the charges against Crane Currency filed before the court on January 10, 2020. Notwithstanding, Sammy said, since the government requested the court to drop charges against Crane Currency on ground that it does not intend to prosecute the company, the motion, she ruled, “is hereby granted with prejudice to the state, meaning, all charges levied against Crane Currency are hereby ordered dropped, and the indictment also ordered dismissed.”She warned that government is barred from bringing these charges against Crane Currency. This, among other claims by Crane Currency, the Ministry of Justice categorically refutes.
January 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
At least three offices of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS) were investigated in connection to the saga. Col. Budy said, despite allegedly being in possession of a forged travel document, Mr. Costa was allowed entry into Liberia on December 19 because he is a Liberian citizen. Col. Budy disclosed that the investigation into how Costa obtained the travel document is leading to the investigation of several persons who may have been connected to it. “He told the LIS investigation team that what Costa had said about him in his (Costa) statement was false. Our source said Tevez could walk out a free man soon as he is cooperating well with the LIS investigating team.
January 21, 2020 02:26 UTC
There is perhaps no better example of such behavior than the recent fiasco and humiliation if this government stemming from its handling of the Henry Costa request for asylum in the neighboring Republic of Sierra Leone. From all indications, the fiasco appears analogous to a failure of intelligence aggravated by incoherent pronouncements by top government officials on the situation as it unfolded. In the first place, Henry Costa, according to various legal experts, had committed no criminal offense and those charges announced on national radio were at best laughable and bogus. This newspaper is aware of reports suggesting that the fiasco was a botched operation intended to seize Henry Costa and whisk him off to Liberia before word of his arrest could get out. He should remain unmindful of the damage caused to his image by the Henry Costa fiasco in which he has been negatively portrayed in the international media.
January 21, 2020 02:15 UTC
Says the integrity of the Government is in questionThe Liberia Law Society (LLS), an advocacy group mainly concerned with justice, has identified a number of human rights abuses and constitutional breaches it says the George Weah Administration has failed to address. Beginning with a more recent situation, the LLS condemned in stronger terms hot water Cannon and tear gas the Liberia National Police used on peaceful protesters on January 6 to disperse the crowd. In a statement issued recently in Monrovia, the LLC concurred with the Independent National Human Rights Commission on the request it made to the government to investigate the causes of the use of force against the peaceful protesters. It further stressed that all that constituted reasons for Liberia’s ugly have been practiced today; nepotism, corruption, divisive politics and state criminalization. The group claims that it will always advocate for human rights and justice, bringing the government’s attention to strengthening integrity institutions to curtail corruption and enhance, transparency, justice and accountability
January 21, 2020 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – Criminal Court ‘C’ Judge Nancy F. Sammy has issued a contempt charge against police Inspector General Patrick Sudue. The contempt charge was drawn against Inspector Sudue for his alleged disrespect and refusal to honor the Supreme Court’s ruling passed over to the lower court for implementation. But according the Sheriffs’ returns, Inspector Sudue refused to accept the writ, got angry and started to insult them. Upon entering the office of the Director Sudue, we were received by his assistant,” stated the court returns, which was recorded by the ministerial officer. More to that, Director Sudue said he is a presidential appointee and was not coming with us to the court.
January 21, 2020 02:15 UTC