Joseph Fahnbulleh made history at the ongoing world athletics championships on Tuesday after advancing to the final of the men's 200m. This accomplishment meant that Fahbulleh made history by becoming the first Liberian athlete to advance to an event's final at the world championships. At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where Fahnbulleh secured his spot at the world championship, he made history by becoming Liberia's first-ever Olympics finalist. The top-ranked runner on Monday announced himself at the world championship when he breezed through the first round of the men's 200m, placing first in his heat. Unlike the Olympics 200m final that saw Fahbulleh as the only African, he is one of two Africans that will run in today's final.
July 21, 2022 16:46 UTC
A Non-Governmental / Non For Profit Organization known as FEED GOD’S PEOPLE will again visit several communities around Montserrado and it’s environment on July 21 & 22, 2022. Ambassador Dr. Sammy David is the C.E.O of FEED GOD’S PEOPLE. He is also the United Nations Eminent peace Ambassador to Liberia and country Director of the International Association of World peace AdvocatesAmb. As Liberia celebrates it’s Independence on July 26, this outreach is also about putting smiles on people faces in several communities through distribution of food kind, clothing, and other assorted items during the holiday season. several communities within Montserrado County, including orphanages and physically challenged institutions are expected to benefit from this outreach.
July 21, 2022 16:34 UTC
Hence, if the ensuing 2023 elections are to serve as a turning point, a lot needs to be done including the following:1. Change the Voter Registration System and Conduct a Fresh Biometric Voter Registration (BVR)The country needs a fresh voter registration in order to transition from an Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) system to a complete Biometric Voter Registration system (BVR). The current voter roll is a product of such voter registration efforts in 2011 which has been manipulated several times by the NEC in multiple forms. The timely availability of the needed resources will be a strong indication of the successful and credible delivery of the 2023 elections. Liberia anti-corruption commission to investigate all elections commission commissioners.
July 21, 2022 15:20 UTC
Being a part of one of the outstanding football academies in Liberia, Nation One Academy, is rewarding all by itself because you need to have some exceptional qualities to be recruited by the Academy. In November of 2021, the Paynesville-based academy emerged as winners of the Orange Liberia U-15 Football Challenge after defeating Ansu Football Academy in the Final, 4-3 on penalties. This along was fair enough to celebrate, but not enough for the tournament sponsors, Orange. These kids had the opportunity to fly on a plane for the time and also had a new environment experience. This will not only go down in the history of Nationa One Academy and Orange but as an unforgettable experience that will be remembered by these kids who could become future stars in the near future.
July 20, 2022 21:23 UTC
ABUJA, Nigeria – The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao has expressed the willingness of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to assist the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in developing its airpower capability. “Whenever you have pilots for further training, be rest assured that our training schools are open for them to become full-fledged pilots under the Nigerian Air Force pilots training programme”. He, therefore, solicited NAF’s technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of its Air Wing, considering NAF’s expertise in airpower. He added that Nigeria’s military assistance to Liberia was numerous and cannot be over-emphasized especially in the training of her pilots. On the CoS entourage were Col JS Willie, Commander Coast Guard AFL, Lt Col LM Lamon, Deputy Defence Attaché Accra as well as the 2 AFL pilots, amongst others.
July 18, 2022 10:04 UTC
Monrovia – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Liberia, celebrating population day, has projected that the world population could reach eight billion people in November. Report by Jaheim T. TumuThis year’s population day falls under the theme: A World of 8 billion: Towards a resilient for all – Harnessing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All. Minister Tulay said that as the world anticipates eight billion, people could be reminded that the value of humanity is not divided, stating that every person should benefit from a just and prosperous world. “As we enter the age of eight billion, Liberia needs to flow with new dispensation. According to him, Sub-Saharan population is growing at unprecedented rate due to improve health outcomes and persistent fertility rates.
July 18, 2022 09:58 UTC
Clay Ashland is one of the isolated cities located in electoral district 17, Montserrado County. The setbacksFor several years now, the Clay Ashland Bridge reconstruction project has suffered multiple strangulations. Mayor Richard speaksWhen contacted, Clay Ashland City Mayor at the time confirmed the receipt of 400 bags of cement and US$200 from Senator Joseph as the initial contribution towards the bridge reconstruction. When contacted about the latest collapse of the bridge on Monday, Mayor Richards refused to comment. The citizens’ pleaMeanwhile, residents of Clay Ashland are calling on central government and other humanitarians and philanthropic organizations operating in Liberia and the diaspora to come to their aid.
July 14, 2022 21:20 UTC
Monrovia – The Financial Intelligence Unit of Liberia (FIUL) has taken its fight against money laundering and other financial crimes to another level following the confiscation and subsequent turnover of US$284,000 to the Government of Liberia. The FIU then launched an investigation in line with its mandate and based on reasonable suspicion of money laundering reinforced by findings of preliminary investigations, a freezing order was placed on all the company’s accounts in Liberia. In collaboration with the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), the said amount was recovered representing tax liabilities of the Company. “The FIUL commends the government of Liberia for its demonstrated will to tackle money laundering and at the same time appreciates the public confidence reposed in the FIUL. The National Strategy and Action Plan seeks to mitigate the risks identified in the National Risk Assessment (NRA) 2019 report to make Liberia free of terrorist financing and money laundering to enhance investment and development.
July 14, 2022 08:08 UTC
GANTA, Nimba County – President George Manneh Weah has ended the three days cabinet retreat cautioning officials that his government will no longer tolerate an indolent work attitude. Report by M. Dennise Nimpson, Contributing WriterHis caveat comes amid a public outcry for the dismissal of non-performing officials. Let me be clear, there will be no room for non-performers and under-achievers in this Government,” he stressed. President Weah said the well-being of citizens must be the hallmark by ensuring that the work across all sectors reflects such. President Weah instructed the Director General of Cabinet to monitor the performance of officials in the last months of the government’s rule to ensure productivity.
July 14, 2022 08:08 UTC
MONROVIA — The Musa Bility faction of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to desist from doing business with its embattled Political Leader Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence on behalf of the party. Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence was among those expelled from the office Political Leader/Legislative Caucus Member. As such, she is not authorized to act on behalf of the LP with the Commission. Consequently, we, therefore, request that the Commission refrains from addressing correspondence directed to Sen. Karngar-Lawrence using her former LP positions of Political Leader or LP Legislative Caucus Member. The above notwithstanding, she still retains membership in the LP under the category of ordinary member”.
July 13, 2022 16:32 UTC
Congo Town – The National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) over the weekend launched an initial US$250,000 empowerment project for people living with disabilities. Report by Jaheim T. TumuThe empowerment project is a US$500, 000.00 government initiative that is aimed at improving and sustaining the livelihood of persons living with disabilities across Montserrado County. Daintowon Domah Pay-Bayee, said persons living with disabilities should be joyful as the government made funds available to get them off the streets. Also making a remark, the head of persons with disabilities in rural Liberia, Sekou Neah, said that he’s glad for such a project that has never happened within the disabled community. Mr. Neah praised Madam Pay-Bayee for ensuring that the disabled community received such support.
July 13, 2022 07:19 UTC
MONROVIA – The head of the National Identification Registry, J. Tiah Nagbe has been called for questioning for allegedly issuing national ID cards to residents of Maryland County free of charge. The National Identification Registry (NIR) is responsible for issuing a digital identity in Liberia to among other things, help the country’s economic and social development. In his communication, Rep. Roland stated that the NIR cannot continue to cry for budgetary support while its Executive Director is at the same time issuing national ID card free of charge. Meanwhile, the lawmaker’s request was granted and Mr. Nagbe will appear before the House right after the Independence Day break. Formal receptions were held in his honor at the William V.S Tubman University in Harper and Jacksonville Township respectively; all in Electoral District #1, Maryland County.
July 12, 2022 13:46 UTC
Considering the theme of the forum, “Towards Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Self Sufficiency in the SADC Region”, he encouraged the SADC Parliament to place the greater issues of energy efficiency, building capability in energy management, encouraging research and development in energy technologies and soliciting the public interest on the role of the private sector in energy conservation at the core of their deliberations. In his remarks, he expressed the ECOWAS Parliament’s preparedness to share experiences on public-private partnership in the energy sector, as well as promote ideas that would address this very important issue across the regions. “Your selected theme for this year’s forum, “Towards Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and Self Sufficiency in the SADC Region” is most appropriate. He also stressed the importance of understanding the greater issues of energy efficiency, building capability in energy management, encouraging research and development in energy technologies, and soliciting the public interest in the role of the private sector in energy conservation. “Granted that improving energy efficiency is about dollars and cents, we must equally agree that its impact on society goes way beyond financial outcomes.
July 12, 2022 07:11 UTC
“We are not going to accept any autopsy report. Benedict Kolee and his colleague, Zoebon Kpadeh, “was a result of progressive secondary pulmonary tuberculosis.”The autopsy report by Drs. “Findings from the autopsy suggested that Princess Cooper died of internal bleeding caused by tuberculosis.”However, the family did not just reject the autopsy report but denied the pathologists’ claim that Cooper died of tuberculosis. The family rejection prompted President George Weah to order the Ministry of Justice to conduct a second autopsy on the deceased body. Initially, we raised concern on the pathologists’ qualifications and not just the report,” Momo said.
July 12, 2022 05:24 UTC
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – The Liberian delegation to the annual pilgrimage in Mecca, Saudi Arabia has arrived safely. According to a dispatch from the Embassy of Liberia in Riyadh, a special flight conveying 127 pilgrims from Liberia landed safely at the King Adul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The flight took off from the Roberts International Airport Wednesday concluding attempts to ensure Liberia was represented at annual pilgrims to the Holy City. The pilgrims were received on arrival by officials of the Embassy as well as an array of Saudi officials from the Ministry of Hajj and Ummurah of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Performing Hajj is one of the fundamental pillars of Islam, and as such, every Muslim who has the financial means and good health is expected to perform hajj at least once in one’s lifetime.
July 08, 2022 07:19 UTC