Monrovia – Members of the House of Representatives have decided not to honor a stay order placed on their proceedings to impeach Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Kabineh Ja’neh. The lawmakers, according to reports, decided that the Supreme Court must withdraw its Writ of Prohibition if it wants dialogue with them. “If the Court means business, let them withdraw the stay order; we come today and say we will not honor. The Supreme Court should have first requested a conference before placing the stay order and that is where I think they erred,” one senior member of the House of Representative said to FPA. The Associate Justice’s stay order on the impeachment proceedings of Justice Ja’neh stems from a 14-count petition for the writ of prohibition filed before her by five lawyers, Cllrs.
August 18, 2018 21:45 UTC
The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre was inaugurated in October 2006, shortly after the inauguration of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf as the first woman head of state. Mr. Annan played a crucial role in ending the civil war, leading to democratic elections in October 2005. Professor T. Debey Sayndee, head of the institute told FrontPageAfrica Saturday that Mr. Annan has left an indelible mark not just on the University but Liberia has a whole. The foundation described Mr. Annan as a global statesman and a deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world”. Professor T. Debey Sayndee, Director, The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training CentreIn Ghana where he was born, the government has declared a week of national mourning.
August 18, 2018 17:03 UTC
Monrovia – Liberian President George Manneh Weah has called on the Director General on the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) to ensure that Liberia improves on its development performance. The SDGC/A Director general indicated that the makeup of the Board of the SDGC/A includes high profile personalities among which are President Paul Kagameof Rwanda and Nigerian Billionaire AligoDangote. He said the Center will also focus on youth development through implementation of rigorous Technical Vocation Education Training (TVET) programs. Dr. Begashaw noted that it is an understanding amongst Board members to focus on serious investment activities in Liberia as Host Country. Responding to President Weah’s concern as to whether the SGDs experts will be in or out of Liberia, Dr. Begashaw assured the President that the experts will be resident in the country.
August 18, 2018 14:15 UTC
Buchanan, Grand Basaa – The Office of Representative Matthew Joe, District #3, Grand Bassa County, has clarified that the he is not dead as being speculated. The lawmaker’s office staffers, in a release, said he is seeking medical treatment. The Bassa lawmaker’s staffers informed that on August 9, 2018, their boss wrote his colleague lawmakers, asking for sick leave. Joe needs to find the person who posted on facebook that the lawmaker has died and have him arrested,” he stated. “Matthew Joe is our lawmaker; nobody wants him to die but let the information reach the people properly instead of insult.”Lawmaker Joe assumed office on January 12, 2018 after defeating two-term lawmaker Gabriel Smith.
August 18, 2018 13:50 UTC
New Jersey – Liberian medical doctor and inventor, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan was over the weekend presented with a Medical and Research Award by the Liberian Community Association of North Jersey for his excellent work in science, medicine, and innovation, and his service to humanity. Presenting the award, Mr. Kar described Dr. Nyan as a very educated, dedicated, and committed Liberian. He has received several awards and recognition for the test including the prestigious 2017 African Innovation Award Special Prize for Social Impact. The vibrant Liberian entrepreneur was honored for her leadership in promoting Liberian businesses and advocacy for youth and women entrepreneurial empowerment. Leelia is Founder and Executive Director of the African Youth and Women Empowerment Initiative and serves as General Secretary of the Liberian Business Association.
August 16, 2018 01:30 UTC
Growing up in Barclay Mission, Wood Camp, a suburb of the Commercial Redlight District Slum in Paynesville, there wasn’t much to look up to other than surviving. At a very young age, Yassah developed a deep passion for maternal health and its role in community development. After the war ended in Liberia, Yassah remained true to her passion and enrolled at Cuttington University where she completed her undergraduate degree in nursing. News of her efforts spread throughout Notre Dame University Campus and they raised $26,000 to purchase enough medical supplies to fill a 40-foot container. Thanks to the American Association of University women (AAUW) and Harvard University Financial Assistance Program, this impossible dream is now her new reality.
Reid said the improvement is in the four counties where the Feeder Roads Alternative and Maintenance Program is being implemented. She said the intervention has provided rural dwellers access to essential services like education, health-care, water supply, local markets and economic opportunities, among others. FRAMP is a four-year USAID-funded program to establish a sustainable, cost-effective feeder road network in Liberia. The operation includes supervising road construction, managing road maintenance, training engineers, administrators, local engineering firms and community-based organizations (CBOs), student internship and testing low volume road seals. The FRAMP team works through a National Project Coordination Secretariat (PCS), which is mirrored in the counties.
However, another officer who identified himself as James Kollie called our reporter Wednesday evening attempting to clarify that the case was never reported at the Zone #3 Depot. His clarification runs contrary to Officer Kamara’s who was initially handling the case at the depot. Officer James Kollie, FPA gathered is the chief of traffic section at the Zone Three depot. I asked him concerning my job and he told me everything was ok and I shouldn’t worry and I will start work on Monday. Yassah said she spoke with Moseray on the phone questioning him why he sexually abused her friend for job.
The delegation to Turkey included: Finance Minister Samuel Tweah, Minister of State Nathaniel McGill, Minister of Justice Cllr. The delegation to Turkey was reportedly seeking a ten-year advance from MNG Gold. While it is unclear how those discussions ended, FrontPageAfrica has learned that MNG informed the delegation that it is considering the request and would report back to the delegation. FrontPageAfrica has also learned that MNG is said to be exploring between US$8 million and US$25 million advance although the number of years attached is unknown. The Ducor Palace Hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the Saint Paul River and Monrovia’s West Point district.
August 16, 2018 01:09 UTC
Monrovia – The University of Liberia Students Union (ULSU) is calling on former student leaders, who are now officials of the Liberian government to refrain from meddling in student politics at the state-run University of Liberia. Even though calm has returned on the campuses of nation’s highest institution of learning, many people including students are accusing some officials of the government of masterminding the August 3, 2018 riot. According to him, said tactic from these state actors only aimed at silencing student voices will not yield any fruit. ULSU president Maiwo added: “We call on those government officials in the CDC-led government to refrain from meddling in the internal affairs of SUP and student politics in general at the University of Liberia. “Our leadership doesn’t and will never stomach violence as critical intellect is the bedrock for addressing issues and finding a solution to complex phenomena.”
August 16, 2018 00:56 UTC
“Your honor currently I don’t have a lawyer but my family is assisting me to secure one. Williams’ respond to this enquiry was a plead for three weeks to hire a private lawyer. The state believes that their testimonies will be germane in convicting the main suspect for the willful murder of journalist Brown. The indictment states that Williams and Kennedy knowingly committed the crime murder and concealed the act from state investigators. Co-defendants Juana, Alice, Edwina, and Massa, according to the indictment concealed information about the murder of the late Liberian journalist.
August 16, 2018 00:56 UTC
Monrovia – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Liberia with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) has launched the National Policy & Response Strategy on Climate Change. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]Declaring the official launch of the policy on behalf of the Liberian Government, the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel Tweah said the climate change policy and response strategy represent a significant milestone in Liberia’s effort to combat the hazard of climate change. Cognizant of the impacts of climate change and the dire need for an adequate national response, Blama noted that the Government of Liberia through the EPA developed the policy to guide national response measures in addressing the menace. The EPA boss added that the strategy provides the guidance on integrating climate change issues into national development planning processes at national, county, district and local levels for effective coordination. “Liberia’s vulnerability to adverse effects of climate change makes adaption national priority issues, demanding [policy direction at the highest level, with full commitment attached.
August 16, 2018 00:45 UTC
Monrovia – Liberian Women Forum is appalled by the heightening rate of rape cases reported in recent time. The Liberian Women Forum is watching keenly on how this case would be handled. The Liberian Women Forum condemns in the strongest terms this allegation and calls for an urgent and speedy investigation. The woman advocacy group is also calling on the wife of Momoh to take this matter seriously with her husband. The group also wants every female employee of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation who had fallen victim to Momoh to come forward and their identities would be protected.
August 16, 2018 00:33 UTC
Mr. Fox said the deformities which as cleft lip or cleft palate and burn scaring which could have damaged these children without the needed interventions. It being done in partnership with Rotary Clubs in Liberia, and with support from the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC) and the Liberia Board of Nursing and Midwifery (LBNM). Mr. Daweh recounted that in 2013, Rotaplast International conducted its first humanitarian work in Liberia on over 85 children and adults. The Rotary Clubs in Liberia that are partnering with Rotaplast International in the United States includes Sinkor, Harper, Monrovia and Gbarnga Clubs. Rotaplast International is committed to helping children and families worldwide by eliminating the burden of cleft lip or cleft palate, burn scaring and other deformities.
August 16, 2018 00:33 UTC
Monrovia – Some employees and contractors at the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority of Liberia (NaFAAL) have alarmed over alleged bad labor practices and marginalization by the current leadership. Among the alleged bad labor practices, those aggrieved workers disclosed that at least 80 percent of the Aquaculture and Observer Departments workers are not employed. She came on board with more than 15 CDCians that she has employed and increased their salaries over old employees,” one of the aggrieved employees explained. Another spoke of low incentives, lack of life insurance and hazard benefits especially for employees and contractors, who go on sea as observers. On the issue of salary increment and other benefits, Konoe said apart from the US$10 that observers received on sea per day, there are other benefits employees received.
August 16, 2018 00:28 UTC