MONROVIA – The Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia (AFELL) has condemned in the strongest term what it calls “barbaric, brutal and gruesome physical assault’ on Officer Rebecca Nimely of the Liberia National Police in Maryland County. The alleged act according to AFELL was meted out by the Maryland County Police Commander, Jacob Comehn of the Liberia National Police. In a statement, AFELL says officer Rebecca Nimely is crying out for justice, saying since the act was carried out against her, little was done by disrobing officer Jacob Comehn of his duty. Meanwhile, AFELL calls on the head of the Liberia National Police Col. Patrick Sudue, whose key responsibility is protecting lives and proprieties to impress on the Division of Professional Standard for speedy investigation. AFELL was able to get in touch with the victim and is still in touch with the victim through the assistance of the Gender Ministry.”
May 04, 2021 00:45 UTC
MONROVIA – A group of Liberian citizens hailing from Nimba County are calling on the government of Liberia to conduct a thoroughly impartial investigation into recent peace-threatening events in Nimba County. The Ganta Support Group (GSG) says such investigation should establish the circumstances surrounding what it calls ‘illegal demolition of homes’ and burning of a warehouse in Ganta. The two incidents caused the city of Ganta to come to a standstill, causing public panic. The 2019 court order wasn’t served. If they weren’t served and they were attacked at 4am in the morning, then, there’s no court order.
May 04, 2021 00:22 UTC
The perpetrator, Jovanus Turay, 16, also a student of the school is currently being held in a safe home by the Liberia National Police while investigation into the shooting incident is still ongoing. The deceased, Precious Ireland, was pronounced dead on arrival at the SOS clinic. Jovanus was picked up from campus by the Anti-Robbery Unit of the Liberia National Police. Dr. Ireland said Liberia has witnessed too much bloodshed as a result of seeking revenge. “We don’t want anything, we don’t want blood for blood, we don’t want any revenge.
May 03, 2021 03:33 UTC
“Unfortunately, the US embassy in Monrovia is not scheduling Diversity Visa 2021 interviews and disappointingly they have not said when they will begin. They have not even provided any information on their website yet for Diversity Visa 2021 winners from Liberia even though the time is running out. “They have not even provided any information on their website yet for Diversity Visa 2021 winners from Liberia even though the time is running out. We further acknowledge that certain programs, including the diversity visa program, operate on a fiscal year basis as required by law. The Department values the diversity visa program and is making every effort to process as many diversity visa cases as possible, consistent with other priorities, despite the severe operational constraints and backlog resulting from the COVID pandemic.
May 03, 2021 03:22 UTC
Liberian-born American, Kwity Paye became the first Rhode Islander in 82 years taken in the first round of the National Football League (NFL) Draft on Thursday night when he was selected at No. Paye, 22 was one of 32 new players welcomed by the National Football League into its ranks Thursday night when the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft took place in Cleveland. This means the young Liberian-American is expected to earn a huge contract valued at $13.66 million. At Michigan, the 6-foot-2-inch, 261-pound Paye twice earned all-Big Ten honors. In speaking with ABC moments after being selected, Paye – standing with arm around his mother, Agnes – said he wanted to give a “huge thank you for all the sacrifices she’s made for me for all those years.”
May 03, 2021 03:22 UTC
LIBERIA AND IVORY COAST HAVE both had bouts of civil unrests, civil war and chaos. CIVIL CONFLICT in the Ivory Coast which lasted from September 19, 2002 – March 4, 2007 was triggered by a law quickly drafted by the government and approved in a referendum immediately before the elections of 2000 which required both parents of a presidential candidate to be born within Ivory Coast. LAST WEEK, Liberia pledged to prevent rebel attacks from its territory on neighbouring Ivory Coast. IT IS NO SECRET that the nature of violence has changed significantly in West Africa since independence with Ivory Coast, Liberia and Sierra Leone offering chiling lessons in resilience. MANY REGIONAL OBSERVERS believe the crisis in the Ivory Coast is far from over.
May 03, 2021 03:14 UTC
More than 350 people in Bong benefited from the week-long free eye surgerySalala, Bong County – No fewer than 350 people in Bong County have benefitted from the latest phase of the Samaritan’s Purse sponsored Free Eye Surgery Outreach program; a program aimed at improving the quality of life of the beneficiaries by restoring their vision through surgical intervention. It’s a partnership with the New Sight Eye Center and the Ministry of Health. Speaking at the flag-off of a week-long program, Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Jonathan Flomo, said that sight restoration and prevention of blindness have become the most considered and cost-effective interventionist strategies in the healthcare system. Bong County Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Flomo (left) flanked by executives of Samaritan’s Purse and New Eye Center and District Six lawmaker Moima Briggs-Mensah at the flag-off of the week-long free eye surgery in Bong CountyHe noted that over 80 per cent of visual impairment is preventable as they could be treated. Dr. Flomo assured that government was ensuring that partnership between government and the non-governmental organisations continues, pointing out that the medical team from from the New Eye Center consists of highly qualified surgeons.
May 03, 2021 02:48 UTC
Mr. Charles Coffey, President, Press Union of LiberiaMONROVIA – A media advocacy group, Media Alliance for Democratic Governance (MADE) is encouraging the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) to set up a welfare fund. According to the group, the fund would be used to cater to the needs of its members who may be stricken by severe illnesses, motor accident, natural disasters and death. The Media group maintained that the availability of the fund will do away with the current practice of the media sending SOS calls to the public for assistance whenever any of its members is in critical and distressful conditions. Mr. Charlie suggested that contributions to the welfare fund should be made by PUL members annually especially during the payment for membership identification cards. The Media group maintained that the proposed welfare fund when established could also be used to make meaningful contributions to the funeral and other activities earmarked for the burial of fallen journalists as well as to cater to their spouses or children.
May 03, 2021 02:37 UTC
As part of activities marking the celebration members of the Press Union of Liberia led by their president Charles B. Coffey attended an intercessory service at the St. Peter Clever Catholic Church in Barclayville city. ” Father Sieh, while paying homage to the media community. “A few of you [journalists] practice yellow journalism.” Father Sieh informed the packed church that had attendees including the Deputy Speaker of Liberia’s Legislature, Cllr. “We are calling on those involved in such practice of yellow journalism to desist because it is dangerous in every democratic society.” Father sounded a caveat. In a brief statement, the President of the Press Union of Liberia, Charles Coffey commended Father Sieh for the message delivered ahead of the main celebration of World Press Freedom Day.
May 03, 2021 02:37 UTC
Dear Mr. PRESIDENT:I WISH TO EXTEND MY COMPLIMENTS AND ALSO COMMEND YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTLESS LEADERSHIP IN MOVING Liberia in the right direction. The basis of this open letter is the recent US Embassy security alert on Liberia which mentioned the increased armed robbery, drug abuse, and other matters of national security that have raised concerns. Private investment as you already know Mr. President has the propensity to fuel our economy and make this nation a better one. Finally, Mr. President, I am cognizant of the fact that you engaged with other developmental issues, even though I know national security tops the list of those issues. Thank you for taking your time to read this open letter and I wish God’s manifold blessings as you continue to lead this nation into prosperity.
May 03, 2021 02:26 UTC
MONROVIA – World Footballing body President, Gianni Infantino, and Confederation of African Football President, Patrick Motsepe, are expected to land on the Liberian soil to inspect ongoing and completed FIFA-approved projects, which were recently commissioned by President Weah. By Francis Boayue, InternAccording to the Liberia Football Association release, both Infantino and Motsepe will arrive in Liberia through the Robert International Airport on May 4, at 7:00pm to meet with President George Manneh Weah, Chief patron of sports, LFA executive committee members, and stakeholders of Liberian football. Liberia Football Association (LFA) President, Mustapha Raji who is also a CAF executive committee member and vice president for the West African Football Union (WAFU Zone A), will arrive with Infantino and Motsepe at the Roberts international airport on 4 May to welcome his Footballing counterparts to Liberia
Mr. Dillon, the historical struggle pedagogy of the progressive is an invocation of the necessity (both empirical and normative) for human freedom. The Progressive class has stood with the masses to educate them on the contrary that they may not fear freedom although at times carried risk and the potential for conflict. Two years later, from 2-14 July 1963, they returned to stage one of the largest strikes Liberia has ever known. The Rice Demonstration, which was organized by PAL and also supported by MOJA and SUP, was finally scheduled for April 14, 1979. Finally, Honorable Dillon history pointed out the fact that the April 14, 1979 Rice Demonstration was peaceful from downtown Monrovia until the protestors reached the foot of Capitol Hill.
According to the agreement, Tempo will provide free 500 branded-match balls to the LFA valued at around US$24,000 and 3,000 match balls to be purchased by clubs/LFA at a 50-percent discount. Monrovia – The Liberia Football Association (LFA) and Tempo Sport have signed an agreement for Tempo Sport to serve as the official match ball sponsors of the Orange National League for three seasons, beginning 2021/2022 league season. According to the agreement, Tempo will provide free 500 branded-match balls to the LFA valued around US$24,000 and 3,000 match balls to be purchased by clubs/LFA at 50-percent discount. Speaking during the signing ceremony LFA president Mustapha Raji told Egyptian Ambassador to Liberia Ahmed El Sayed Hetal that Liberia is opened to doing business. Tempo is one of the most advanced sport brands, according to FIFA tests taking place in FIFA Testing Laboratories in Switzerland.
Monrovia – Liberia Football Association Second Division relegation-threatened outfit Stages FC created the biggest upset of the season on Friday, April 30, 2021 when they defeated league leaders Heaven Eleven FC. Meanwhile, FC Fassell relegation to the 3rd tier of the Liberian league next season was finally confirm following their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Muscat FC. The 3-0 win for Muscat FC puts them in the title race, as they are now 9 points behind leaders Heaven Eleven FC and four points behind 2nd place BYC II. In Ganta Tony FC and Ganta Almighty settled to a 1-1 draw and Gardnersville FC and Jai FC share the points in a 1-1 draw. With six more fixtures remaining for each team, the title race gets more fascinating as Heaven Eleven, BYC II, Muscat FC and Junior Professionals are all anticipating winning the prestigious crown.
May 03, 2021 02:14 UTC
The callous behavior to allow April 14, to pass without an active reminisce is therefore a missed opportunity for current day politicians. It was the day Liberia looked into God’s face and ignored his edict, “Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm”. Since this was not done, I count it missed opportunity. That the Ministry of Information and Cultural and Tourism (MICAT) did not seize the opportunity display artifacts from those events to create tourists’ attractions via elaborate “April Nemesis” programs, was a missed opportunity. May we one day become aware that our callousness has led to missed opportunities that would have purged the nation state of its nemesis.
May 02, 2021 15:00 UTC