Award winning international Pop Dancehall artist Ne-oh William has been putting in a lot of work, most especially since the late multi-talented Quincy B passed away in 2017. According to Team Ne-oh William, Quincy B was associated with Standout Entertainment GH, headquartered in Volta Region. “And also to pave way for the ‘big’ homecoming tour by Team Ne-oh William and Quincy B coming soon,” he shared. “He was planning to switch to afro-dancehall music because we wanted to get people into the dancehall music and that was the whole thing. Ne-oh William and Leroy P Banong his right hand man and partner, are now dedicated to taking Liberian dancehall music international and has done that with his recent hit track.
June 14, 2018 02:26 UTC
The Supreme Court yesterday suspended its executive privileges (dispensation) that exempted executive branch officials, who are Attorneys-At-Law from sitting the examination to qualify as Counselor-At-Law. As Counselor-At-Law, the person becomes a member of the Supreme Court Bar, which qualifies him or her to practice before the high court. He did not explain why the court has not suspended the dispensation, but the 20 applicants are the highest numbers to have applied for the executive privileges (dispensation). Most of the 20 applicants, a judicial source hinted the Daily Observer came from the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Ministry of Labour (MOL). They have to pass the test before they can practice before the Supreme Court, he said.
June 14, 2018 02:26 UTC
These agreements were quickly passed without much debate on the source of the loan or the kind of sovereign guarantee being put up. Not content with the two loan agreements signed, and apparently without taking into consideration the burden of accruing huge debts, our lawmakers are mandating the President to negotiate yet more loan agreements. As noted, Liberia already has $1.049 billion debt and this administration has already increased its debt portfolio by signing two new loan agreements. The loans come with sovereign guarantee requirements that can be exacting and they could potentially have a debilitating effect on the country’s economy. The sovereign guarantee being offered is however shrouded in secrecy.
June 14, 2018 02:15 UTC
THE IMF TEAM emphasized that future Liberia debt obligations should be undertaken transparently, limiting new debt to concessional terms, with effective implementation of infrastructure projects. THE TEAM ALSO expressed concerns that all the elements of the government’s medium-term development agenda have not been fully outline. PRESIDENT WEAH, responding to his critics told residents in Bong County at the weekend not to listen to the critics who he described as enemies of the state. By assuming sound policies, the bank expects improvement in the economy but they’re also saying the medium-term policy framework is inconclusive. WE HOPE that President Weah and his advisors will not descend on the IMF as they have done on their own citizens, some critics and the media that have raised red flags on these loans.
June 14, 2018 00:00 UTC
Prosecutors allege that during Woewiyu’s tenure as NPFL Minister of Defense, the NPFL conducted a particularly heinous and brutal military campaign. Woewiyu ‘wanted Doe gone’Testifying Wednesday, Ambassador Bishop said Woewiyu told him: “he wanted the Doe government gone” and that he Woewiyu was in charge of the military. “Several of his men with him, he said that he was representing the NPFL,” Bishop recalled a meeting with Woewiyu in 1990. “Their objective was to overthrow the government of Doe,” Mr. Cohen said. The witness revealed he ran into Mr. Woewiyu at the ceremony marking a first attempt at reunifying rebel-controlled country with the capital Monrovia.
June 13, 2018 23:57 UTC
Gbarnga, Bong County – President George Weah last Sunday opted not to sleep at the presidential palace in Gbarnga – official home of the President in the county – has opened a debate in the central Liberian city. In 2006, the county, under the leadership of then Superintendent Ranney Jackson, Spent US$200, 000 to rehabilitate the presidential palace that got damaged during the civil war. President Weah and the owner of the private guesthouse, Paul Sarlie, have been long friends even before Weah’s ascendancy as President. The presidential palace has not been cleaned since the election,” she said. Sarlie termed the criticisms of President Weah’s choice of a private guesthouse over the Presidential palace as politically motivated.
June 13, 2018 16:30 UTC
I am amazed by the regurgitation of nothingness being proffered by the Leader of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings. While this is wishful thinking on the part of Mr. Cummings, I wish to inform him that governance is quite different from selling a bottle of Coke. Mr. Cummings claimed that our President doesn’t seem to have a strategy to govern, but I like to remind him that delivering for the people you have lived with and known for the past five decades doesn’t require a strategy, but provision of their basic needs and wants. It’s bemusing that with all the strategies Mr. Cummings put forth during the just ended elections, he was massively rejected by the Liberian people and his party was not able to win a single legislative seat. Gone are the days when we will have people use Liberia as a retirement farm.
June 13, 2018 12:00 UTC
Malachi York has shown by a preponderance of evidence that he successfully and voluntarily surrendered his citizenship to the United States” Broussard said. Mr. York is currently housed at the United States of America Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. She maintains that Dr. York is innocent and entitled to all immunities within the Vienna Convention which forbids all nations, including the U.S. from arresting and imprisoning diplomats. It may be recalled that Dr. York’s Liberian Attorney, Cllr. The Garlawulo Law Firm, however, has vowed to continue pursuing to a logical conclusion Dr. York’s case hence it was begun by its original founder (Cllr.
June 13, 2018 04:52 UTC
The opinion further explains that Board Members hold a fiduciary relationship with the corporation on the boards on which they serve and are answerable only to the Board and to the President of Liberia. Sannoh’s legal advice may have been influenced because he has been a beneficiary of several payments he received from NOCAL. The Global Witness report on the sale of Block-13 exposed the involvement of members of NOCAL Board of Directors and the Hydrocarbon Technical Committee in the sale of Block-13. The report disclosed that Board members received up to US$136,560 in bonuses for negotiating the sale of the oil block. The committee recommended that members of Board of Directors and the HTC be made to restitute the amounts or be prosecuted for economic sabotage.
June 13, 2018 04:52 UTC
In 2005 young Saysay obtained a diploma in General Agriculture from the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), and was the valedictorian of his class. The way Dr. Saysay has excelled academically is a clear example of what determination does against all odds. “I was focused and took my lessons seriously,” Dr. Saysay told me about his days at BWI. But many people encouraged and inspired him, including his BWI agriculture teacher for four years, James Walker, who now sits as the Institute’s Industrial Coordinator. This is where I got the fundamental theory and practice of my career,” Dr. Saysay says.
June 13, 2018 02:39 UTC
The House of Representatives and the Senate recently approved the US$536.4 million Loan/Financing Agreement between Eton Finance PTE LTD and the Government of Liberia as well as the US$420.8 million Loan/Financing Agreement between EBOMAF SA and the government. Four members of the House of Representatives, including Jospeh M. Matthews, Jr. (Gbarpolu County District #3), Thomas P. Fallah (Montserrado County District #5), Francis S. Dopoh (River Gee County District #3) and Beyan Howard (Lofa County District #5) are the sponsors. Though the Resolution did not state the amount of the Loan/Financing Agreement, reports say it targets additional US$1 billion to cover the construction of road corridors of about 1,000 kilometers. It may be recalled that Public Works Minister Mobutu Nyenpan, said Liberia has a total road networks of about 12,000 kilometers, and under 1,000 kilometers of roads are paved, which means 94 percent of the roads are unpaved. He said the roads are accident-prone, especially during the raining season.
Our ‘aside’ has to do with the Liberian Constitution; and, as Liberia’s Standard-Bearer, the Constitution rests on President Oppong Weah’s shoulders. Here is the question we find it necessary to ask: what’s going on with President Oppong Weah? Oppong lost no time cutting his political teeth after he became president, by proposing that certain words in the Liberian Constitution were racist, and should be removed. For now, however we will just stick with President Weah visiting a few countries recently. Now what does President George Oppong Weah have to say?
The VPA is a legally-binding bilateral trade agreement that aims to improve forest governance and promote trade in legal timber from Liberia to the EU. Additionally, it gives timber producing countries market access, not only to the EU, but to other markets that are looking for legal timber. It aims to guarantee that any wood exported from Liberia to the EU comes from legal sources and helps the country to stop illegal logging by improving forest governance and regulation. The instrument also promotes legal trade of forest products between Liberia and the EU as well as promotes sustainable forest development, while developing economic opportunities for the present and future generations. Participating stakeholders from the Liberian side will include nine ministries and agencies, civil society organizations, the Liberia Timber Association and the National Union of Community Forestry Development Committee.
Monrovia – Michael Sawoe, alias one-million, who is a notorious armed robber, has been arrested by officers of the Liberian National Police (LNP). He is reportedly behind the robbery of over L$1,432,490 from the University of Liberia on December 11, 2016. The accused placed the security guards on duty under gunpoint and took away five motorbikes and other properties. On April 5, 2018, during the early morning hours, the suspect along with accomplices led an armed robbery in Careysburg District and robbed God’s Willing Gas Station. During the robbery, victims Teah Bull and his wife were shot and the robbers took away L$600,000.
June 13, 2018 00:22 UTC
Zwedru – As the May Term of court gradually clocks to its end, cases at the 7th Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Gedeh will not be decided. The Resident Judge, Mr. George Wiles, is ill.Report by Bettie Johnson-Mbayo, [email protected]Party litigants have expressed regrets over the incident calling for a judge to be named in the absence of the court’s Resident Judge. “Most of the lawyers are now using the Magisterial Court; it doesn’t mean that the Magisterial Court is performing the functions of the Circuit but we are settling some of the cases the Magisterial Court has jurisdiction over.”The Judicial Communication Director, Atty. Judge Gilayeneh is replacing the late Benedict Holt, who was the Resident Judge of the 2nd Circuit Grand Bassa County. While Judge Gbeisay is replacing Judge Yussif Kaba, who is the Vice President at the ECOWAS Community Court and Judge Dunbar is replacing the late Judge Johannes Zlahn.
June 13, 2018 00:22 UTC