Monrovia – The Probate Court at the Temple of Justice Wednesday, August 15, recognized the widow of the late Cllr. Judge Vinton Holder reversed ruling came as the result of a petition filed to the court by the widow of the late Cllr. Upon her testimony at the court, Mrs.Jallah presented to the court a copy of her marriage certificate between she and the late Cllr. Said Judge Holder:“This court is convinced that the evidence presented by the petitioner demonstrates that she is married to the deceased the late Cllr. Joseph Jallah which cannot be denied, therefore the letter of administrator given by this court to Madam Miama Jallah Seke is hereby revoked and Madam Ophelia Jallah is recognized by this court as the administrator of the Jallah property.
August 16, 2018 00:22 UTC
Monrovia – A local organization presenting people with disabilities, the Disabled of Like Minds for Good Governance, has condemned the decision of the National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) for suspending three employees of the entity. Report by Jackson F. Kanneh, [email protected]Speaking to FrontPage Africa, the group President Samuel Dean said the indefinite suspension of the three employees is a contradiction of President George Weah’s policy to promote and protect people with disability in his government. The letter of suspension, which is in the position of this paper, labeled the three employees action as a contravention of the entity’s policy. But the group, Disable of Like Mind for Good Governance, has branded the accusation against the three employees that led to their suspension as false and misleading. At the same time, Dean called on the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to promote and provide protection for people living with disability.
August 16, 2018 00:22 UTC
Monrovia – Government has committed itself to invest more in science education than any other at various universities in Liberia. Minister Tweah told a panel discussion held at the University of Liberia Wednesday that science education plays a pivotal role in the developmental drive of any country and this is a concept important for Liberia. He noted that poor thinking ability of Liberian students is resulting to their inability to provide logical argument during intellectual discussions. Minister Tweah, however, assured that the government will be instrumental in changing the educational dynamics positively and one that will promote intellectual exchange among the student populace. We must use talk as a basis of action to inspire other and bring about civilization,” Minister Tweah said.
August 16, 2018 00:11 UTC
New Jersey – Former Commissioner of Liberia Maritime Authority, Binyah C. Kesselly, has admonished Liberian communities in the United States to muster the courage and take responsibility and charge of their own country, despite the current challenges. We must lift Liberia up; we must stop denigrating the country, its leaders and its people. “We always seem to find the worst in our country and in each other and with those particular sentiments, tear each other down. Kesselly further added that Liberia as a nation was founded on certain principles, all underscoring the desire to unite for a cause. He urged Liberians in the diaspora end the culture of relegating their responsibilities and duties towards country to foreigners, noting that Liberians must be patriotic and begin to take initiatives that would move the country forward.
August 15, 2018 08:28 UTC
There is a perception that majority of Liberians have forgiven the war atrocities and impact on their lives. This context is predominantly linked to the notion that sustaining the peace is fundamental to Liberia’s progress. There are very few situations that support ‘doing things right’ (law dictates) and doing ‘the right thing’ (situation dictates) and the administration of justice can perfectly relate to both. The quest for justice surrounding crimes committed during our civil war, must not be treated as another unspoken of unresolved. It has no place in the future of a Liberia that respects the rights of its citizens.
August 08, 2018 09:00 UTC
Monrovia – Racing against time, the George Weah-led government is hoping to complete its much-coveted coastal highway road project within a three-year time frame. “The World Bank now has presented to the government of Liberia an offer of US$500 million initially for the support of road. Other roads to benefit from the loan include; the Medina to Robertsport Road and the Tubmanburg to Bopolu Road. According to the World Bank, the goal aim to provide long-term loans to governments for the financing of development projects and economic reform. Following that process, the borrower government implements the development project with funds from the World Bank.
August 08, 2018 00:45 UTC
IT’S NO SECRET THAT the cracks within the walls of the University of Liberia campus-based “ever-vibrant mighty Student Unification Party (SUP)” have become visible. Every student wanted to taste this “SUP” that was also once the bastion of hope for the larger Liberian student community. ALL OF THOSE MEN were the “salt” of SUP and the larger student community. They stood up to the regimes of the day and didn’t allow their personal differences to interfere with the general good of the party, yea Liberia. Because your party considers the University of Liberia, to be the “macrocosm of the larger Liberian society,” traditionally SUP’s politics have transcended far behind the width and length of all the campuses of the University of Liberia.
August 08, 2018 00:38 UTC
Monrovia – Bong County Senator Henry Yallah on Tuesday said he was disheartened to hear Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor use her position to preach hate in the county instead of promoting peace and reconciliation among citizens. Report by Selma Lomax, [email protected]Yallah responded to statements Howard Taylor made last week when she campaigned in the county for Rep. Marvin Cole’s bid to replace her as senior senator of Bong County. Howard Taylor, Yallah said, was a major signatory to the document that ‘give birth to the college.’’“The Vice President should be asking herself rather than asking us,” he said. He said the Vice President wants to create a false impression that opposition lawmakers do not support the president. Yallah said, Howard Taylor mandated citizens to only respect her, Superintendent Esther Walker and Rep. Marvin Cole.
August 08, 2018 00:33 UTC
Grand Bassa – Citizens of Grand Bassa County are demanding that county officials give an account of funds from the scrap metal program and County and Social Development Fund (CSDF). Scrap metal money was misused:Superintendent Janjay Baikpeh told citizens that the 20,995,000 in the scrap metal account was made available through a resolution signed by the 54th Legislative Caucus of Grand Bassa. Funding CSDF projects with scrap metal funds is a violation of Article 3.5 of the MOU of the scrap metal program. Scrap metal funds can only be used to fund education and literacy projects proposed by the citizens in consultation with Arcelor Mittal. History has shown that as long as the government fails to remit CSDF funds to the county, the caucus will resort to using scrap metal funds.
August 08, 2018 00:22 UTC
Monrovia – The new Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Mr. Nathaniel R. Patray, has vowed to bring some level of sanctity to the Bank, coming with reforms that would improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank. Governor Patray said the CBL Internal Control will be strengthened to help identify weaknesses in the administration and financial management and that the same time ensure compliance with international standards. And to even strengthen this order, the President has put together a Technical and Economic Management Team,” Patray said. Governor Patray boosted that he is no stranger to the Bank. When Governor Weeks resigned, it became worse; but we had a quorum, and we worked with that quorum which included Governor Dorley, Governor Badio and myself,” he said.
August 08, 2018 00:22 UTC
Monrovia – Liberia’s Vice President, Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor, has filed her 2018 assets declaration with the Liberia Anti-corruption Commission (LACC). In receiving the declaration the LACC issued the Declaration of Income, Assets and Liability Acknowledgment instrument, officially confirming that it received the declaration of personal interests, income, assets and liabilities from Vice President Howard-Taylor on Monday, August 6, 2018. The LACC Acknowledgement reads, “Her Excellency Vice President of Liberia has filed her 2018 exit assets declaration with the LACC, and the same is stored within the assets declaration & Verification Unit of the LACC”. The assets declaration by public officials is intended to enhance accountability and transparency, curtail corruption and acquisition of illicit wealth as well as to increase public confidence and trust in the governance system.
August 08, 2018 00:11 UTC
Monrovia – The Government of Liberia through the Ministries of Agriculture and Health together with food and nutrition sector stakeholders have completed the validation of the Liberia 2018 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey (CFSNS) Report. The 2018 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey demonstrate a higher percentage of 28 percent of household heads with no form of education. The survey thus established that higher educational attainment has a positive effect on food security status of the household. The Survey is a baseline assessment that gauges the food and nutrition situation in the country and provides baseline data for major food and nutrition security indicators both for the government and its partners. The study delivers on the food security monitoring system articulated in the Food and Nutrition Strategy which emphasizes the necessity for regular monitoring of the food security and nutrition situation given the vulnerability of Liberia to external and internal shocks.
August 08, 2018 00:00 UTC
Monrovia – The Country Representative of the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human rights (OHCHR), Uchenna Emelonye has called for an independent and objective judicial system and not the kind mired with politics. He noted that that the Judiciary needs to be protected to the extent that any complaint from that body should be heard by a judicial oversight body. He, however, stated that as part of the OHCHR activities they will work with the Independent National Commission on Human Rights on critical national human rights issues, which he added needs to be addressed for the benefit of the people. Liberia is a signatory to the Business and Human Rights index and the government is said to be working in such direction, however, the Human Right expert observed that more needs to be done. According to him, his office is constructively campaigning on those things that the Liberian government agreed to in a bid to promote and protect Human Rights issues in Liberia.
Monrovia – Chief Justice Francis S. Korkpor has described retired Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Report by Augustine T. Tweh, [email protected]Justice Korkpor made the statement on Tuesday, August 7 at the retirement program of Associate Justice Philip A.Z. The Chief Justice also asserted that Justice Banks has all the charisma and played the role of an elderly person while serving his term in the Supreme Court chambers. Also speaking, Associate Justice, Sie-A-Nyene G. Yuoh praised Justice Banks and described his working relationship as “impactful”. Banks, lll.
Gbarpolu County – People in Gbarpolu County are lauding the county’s District 1 Representative for providing vocational skill training program to them. Gbarpolu County is considered one of the most underdeveloped in Liberia as deplorable road condition during the rainy season pose serious constraints to socio-economic activities. The new Gbarpolu County Professional and Vocational School is the first of its kind introduced by Koiwood and since 2011 the program is bridging the manpower gap in the county. I want to tell Representative Koiwood thanks for thinking about us,” Konneh said. Koiwood said the training program is not only limited to his district, but the entire county, stressing that there’s need to adding other skill training.