President Weah described the new cement production plant as an extension of a state-of-art investment in the country which has introduced a technology to the cement industry and brings about inefficiency to the Liberian cement production firm. The plant is valued at US$ 14 million and has the capacity to produce 2,000 bags of cement. “To make foreign direct investment in Liberia is a vote of confidence in the safety and civility of the Liberian investment environment; we applaud you for that,” he said. Describing the cement production plant as timely, President Weah affirmed that after two years of assessment, CEMENCO will witness growth within the Liberian Economy as a result of many new projects which will required cement products. Mr. Gaihnard added that the plant meets three key demands for cement suppliers in Liberia and is best suited for a quality management system.
January 17, 2020 04:18 UTC
On Thursday, January 16, 2020, President George M. Weah named Ms. Jeanine Milly Cooper, chief executive officer (CEO) of Fabrar Liberia Incorporated, a local rice processing company, as Liberia’s new Minister of Agriculture. Ms. Cooper replaces Dr. Mogana Flomo who was relieved of his duties on June 29, 2019. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Cooper served as Managing Director of FABRAR-Liberia Enterprise Limited. FABRAR, Liberia’s biggest rice processing company, which she founded in 2009, specializes in processing and marketing of local rice for domestic consumption and export. Ms. Cooper also managed humanitarian programs in northeastern Kenya and southern Somalia with Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-Suisse from 1991-2003.
January 17, 2020 02:32 UTC
The decision of the lawmakers came shortly after President Weah’s message to the 54th United Nations General Assembly in which he named major steps to bring justice for those wrongs committed during the civil war by endorsing a war and economic crimes court. When quizzed about the position of President George M. Weah who called for dialogue rather than the establishment of a war and economic crimes court, Dempster told the Daily Observer, “The President needs to have a clear understanding about those international instruments when we talk about issues of war crimes. They are above the issue of domestic crimes [and] which our legal system in the country cannot handle.”“We have realized that the President is still learning when it comes to the process of establishing war crimes court because, if he had the full disclosure of what war crime is and what the Truth and Recondition Committee report says, then, he will know how to draw his line around the issue of reconciliation, dialogue, and war crimes court,” Dempster said. He said when it comes to the establishment of War Crimes Court, the President will sometimes say one thing and then come back to say another, but the greater goal for Liberia is the responsibility it has to make sure that people who committed war crimes and created untold suffering for the people are brought to justice. Dempster said that war crimes cannot be dialogued but the best remedy is to establish a court that will bring perpetrators to face justice.
January 17, 2020 02:26 UTC
— Governor Tarlue tells visiting NY Federal Reserve delegationThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), J. Aloysius Tarlue, Jr. has said his most pressing challenge is the rebranding of the CBL to restore its integrity. The CBL Executive Governor said it is important that immediate steps are taken to restore public confidence in the operations of the Bank. The CBL statement, quoting its Executive Governor, reiterated the need for the implementation of effective internal controls that would help restore the image of the CBL. He said his institution values the relationship with the CBL and will continue to exert all efforts to enhance the capacity of the Bank. The visiting 5-member FED delegation includes Mr. Matthew Nemeth, Central Bank & International Account Services Vice President; Ms. Lara Green-Spector, Central Bank & International Account Services Officer; Mr. Matthew Trieste, Central Bank & International Account Services Senior Associate; and Ms. Lauren Comunale, Central Bank & International Account Services Senior Associate.
January 17, 2020 02:26 UTC
Following the qualification of eight counties that finished as group winners and runners-up, the stage is set this weekend for the kick-off of the quarter-finals of the country’s biggest sporting festival, the National County Sports Meet. FootballOn Saturday, January 18, Group A winners, Rivercess County, will be looking to stun Group C runners-up Grand Kru County in the first football match, before Cape Palmas Boys, Maryland county, who finished as winners of Group C, will face the Mississippi Boys of Sinoe. Later on Monday in the second round of quarter-final matches, Group B winners, Lofa County, that have stormed Montserrado County with huge publicity ahead of the game, will face current champions Bomi county in the first encounter, before Gbarpolu take on Nimba County. FixturesSaturday, January 18Rivercess County vs Grand Kru County 17:00Sinoe County vs Maryland County 19:00Monday, January 20Lofa County vs Bomi County 16:00Nimba County vs Gbarpolu County 18:00KickballBefore the kick-off of the football games, eight counties will also be battling things up in the quarter-finals of the kickball category. FixturesSaturday, January 18Margibi County vs River Gee County-12:00Grand Bassa County vs Grand Kru County-13:00Monday, January 20Lofa County vs Bomi County-13:00Bong County vs Montserrado County-14:00
January 17, 2020 02:15 UTC
Monrovia – Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP), today announces the completion of sale of its entire 100% equity interest in Sime Darby Plantation (Liberia) Inc. (SDPL) to Mano Palm Oil Industries Limited (MPOI). The earn-out consideration is payable in equal quarterly instalments over a period of eight (8) years, commencing April 2023. This also includes the development of an Outgrowers’ Programme for the benefit of the local communities in Liberia. It will indeed be in the best interest of all stakeholders in Liberia to support MPOI in its endeavour for the socio-economic development of all Liberians. “SDP would like to express its gratitude to the Government of Liberia for their support throughout all these years.
January 17, 2020 00:11 UTC
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meets with Liberian President George Weah at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 1, 2018. In an attempt to split China, such forces advocated religious extremism and carried out a series of terrorist activities. Mr. Charles B. Coffey, Jr., president of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), said the Chinese Government professionally handled terrorism in Xinjiang. LIBERIA’S “TERRORISM” EXPERIENCELiberia’s “Terrorism Experience” has two phases: Pre-civil war phase and civil war phase. What better way for “Senior Sister” China to lecture “Junior Sister” Liberia on “Terrorism”—causes and preventive methods—besides “showing” personal experience?
January 16, 2020 19:41 UTC
The argument of this paper therefore, is not to justify or counter balance the accusation against the police. The critical piece is that the amount of force used must be minimum required to achieve the lawful objective (https://www.amnesty.org.uk). In a more elevated manner, excessive force refers to a situation where government official legally entitled to use force exceed the minimum amount necessary to diffuse an incident or to protect themselves or others from harm (https://criminal.findlaw.com). Answerability which requires officials and institutions to provide reasoned justifications for their actions and decisions to those they affect. Finally, the contending question of this article is, if action replaces rhetoric, love replaces hate, selflessness replaces greed, and humility replaces arrogance, why will we still be living with correctable challenges in this “cherished land” of ours?
January 16, 2020 19:30 UTC
But soon, Doe became the defender of capitalism against socialism although he had no idea what either concept stood for. One man had come to Liberia, as a diplomat and soon became a close adviser and political mentor to Samuel Doe. Notwithstanding his openings towards the Eastern bloc, President Tolbert never posed any threat to US interests in Liberia. Doe soon found himself at the head of what he considered an unbeatable force totally dedicated to his protection. But with the Cold War ending, US interests in Liberia dwindled and Doe was slowly let go.
January 16, 2020 19:18 UTC
Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor boycotted the opening of the third sitting of the 54th Legislature on grounds of lack of operational fund, lack of an official armored vehicle and lack of fuel and lubricants for her vehicleVice President Jewel Howard Taylor is angry! But Vice-President Taylor is seething that her budgetary allotment in the 2019/2020 fiscal year has been slashed. However, it leaves much to be wondered where the patriotism of the Vice President lies—herself, not the county. When the Vice president was vying from her current job on the ticket of the Coalition for Democratic Change, she was aware that there would be trying economic times fo the country. As a Senator for well over a decade, Vice President Taylor sat in sessions where finance ministers were called in, and shortfalls in revenue collection were declared.
January 16, 2020 07:59 UTC
VP Taylor added that the situation has also compelled her to remain at her home for more than three weeks. The Vice President furthered: “As a result, I have been unable to leave my home over the past 3 weeks. VP Taylor added that it was agreed that the Senate would intervene and to ensure that the issues raised are addressed. VP Taylor termed the situation as a “continuing and seemingly intentional circumstances surrounding financial obligations due in support of my duties as Vice President of the Republic and President of the Liberian Senate”. Kortu Brown, is expected to hold discussions with the relevant government officials involved to find an amicable solution to the issues flagged by the Vice President.
January 16, 2020 07:18 UTC
The new state-of-the-art facility is expected to tremendously boost production at CEMENCOMONROVIA – The Liberia Cement Corporation (CEMENCO) is expected to today Thursday, January 16 commission “state of the art production facility”. This new production facility will increase Cemenco’s production capacity enabling the company to meet 100% market demand. The production facility that we will be commissioned Thursday, January 16, boasts of a roller press to increase production by 30%, which is 700,000 tons per year. 4 Eco Hoppers allowing unloading at the port without any atmospheric pollution or risk of contamination with food vessels. Within the Heidelberg Cement Group, Cemenco Liberia has invested the most in innovation on the African continent in 2019.
January 16, 2020 07:18 UTC
Sinoe, Grand Gedeh and Rivercess were group as region 4 counties to prioritize areas of intervention for the new Global Fund grant. An inclusive country dialogue is prerequisite for eligible countries including Liberia to develop a funding request for approval by the Global Fund. The Sinoe, Grand Gedeh and Rivercess counties’ participants’ priority areas are aligned to the national strategic plans for Liberia and the modular framework of the Global Fund. As in many other high TB burden settings, economic, health and socio-demographic factors are the key issues underlying TB disease in Liberia, she continues that in 2018, about 15,000 people fell ill with TB in Liberia. She also called on participants to know the facts about TB in order to stop stigma and discrimination against TB person.
January 16, 2020 07:07 UTC
Mr. Costa himself has made it clear, he would be killed if he is sent back. As midday approached, it became clear that Mr. Costa would not be on the flight, because he was never put on. The comment stated: “Henry Costa will soon die.”Such statements according to Mr. Costa, is a key reason why he was forced to flee. “We are concerned not just about this particular incident but all of the other laws Mr. Costa has committed. The parties have also written the Government of Sierra Leone NOT to return Mr. Costa to Liberia.
January 16, 2020 02:37 UTC
First beneficiaries: Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Niger, Mali, Madagascar, South Sudan, and ZimbabweThe African Development Bank has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues. The project will be implemented in Africa’s transitional countries from 2020 to 2022. The FIMES project will train policymakers responsible for the extractive sector to realise greater returns from natural resource investments in their countries. “Africa’s transitional countries need to build state capacity to mobilize revenues from natural resource investments, to address reconstruction, infrastructure and socio-economic priorities. More broadly, the FIMES initiative will support the implementation of African countries’ natural resource development plans.
January 16, 2020 02:29 UTC