The elders of Grand Bassa County: “We have come to petition you to contest the 2020 Senatorial election in Grand Bassa County. Petitioned to ContestTraditional leaders of Grand Bassa County along with youth and women groups on Thursday petitioned Findley to return to the county and represent them at the Senate by contesting the December 8 special election. The Traditional leaders headed by the Chief Grand Zoe of Grand Bassa Edward Garmah, said they have evaluated all of the aspirants and believe that Findley is the most suited to make a representation for them. “We have come to petition you to contest the 2020 Senatorial election in Grand Bassa County. Meanwhile, Minister Milton Gbehzohngar Finley assured the residents of Grand Bassa County of his commitment to reach out to President Weah to acquaint him with the Bassa people request for him to contest the Special Senatorial Election in Bassa.
July 03, 2020 09:45 UTC
Rep. Sloh of Sinoe County District #2 died on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the JFK Memorial Medical Center following a brief illness. Rep. Goshua also called on the management to explain its privacy protocols put in place at the hospital. “I like to use this medium to bring to your attention that the photograph of our colleague while admitted at JFK Memorial Hospital is currently grossly being displayed on social media with denigrating comments from all viewers,” he wrote. President George Weah on Wednesday, July 1 joined an array of government officials in paying homage to the fallen Sinoe County District #2 Representative. He spoke his mind and took on the Speaker when he felt the Speaker was not doing the right things.
July 03, 2020 09:43 UTC
Now, the immigrant from the West Africa state of Liberia has a strong shot of becoming the first Liberian-American to win a seat in the Colorado House of Representative, a major US state. As an immigrant, Ricks says her main goal is to ensure that every immigrant or fifth-generation Coloradan will have an equal opportunity to succeed in life. “This means fighting at the State House for policies that expand quality of life for our residents. To understand the gravity of Ricks’ victory Tuesday, she only managed to raise $US15,056 and loaned her campaign another $1,000. On Thursday, Ricks told FrontPageAfrica, that her victory and imminent move to the State Capitol is about perseverance.
July 03, 2020 09:22 UTC
According to the President, the objective of the project is to strengthen the statistical systems of participating countries including Liberia and regional bodies in Africa to harmonize, produce, disseminate, and enhance the core economic and social statistics. Capitol Hill, Monrovia – President George Weah has submitted a US$25 million financing agreement between the Republic of Liberia and the International Development Association (IDA) before the Legislature for ratification. “I trust the Legislature will ratify this agreement to assist with enhancing economic and social statistics in our country,” the President implored the Legislature. The project will support the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in their efforts to deepen regional integration in Africa. It is aimed at strengthening the statistical systems of participating countries and regional and sub-regional bodies, in order to help them harmonize, produce, disseminate and enhance the use of core economic and social statistics.
July 03, 2020 09:11 UTC
Monrovia – Lea, 16, (not her real name), recalls how her own biological father, Darcy Ben, who is in his 60s, has molested and raped her more than once. As the night got darker, Lea locked the shop and begin watching movie with her sibling. “My father came from work, he went to the bathroom and took bath came in the room, locked the door, came on the bed,” she recalled. When her stepmother told her father that Lea had been sad all day, he again threatened her that if she told anyone, he would kill her. The second incident occurred April this year, when her father used a knife to scare her in her room.
July 03, 2020 08:59 UTC
Meanwhile, the dismissed deputy commerce minister has accused Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh and CDC Party Chairman of plotting a “well-organized crime” that involved a loan scheme for female marketers of the CDC. She alleged that Minister Tarpeh “has the money” but has remain silent – an allegation FrontPageAfrica could not independently verify. Several calls placed to Minister Tarpeh on Thursday to seek his response to the damning allegations were unanswered. “You all know exactly where the money is, so, stop pretending and protecting your best friend Wilson K. Tarpeh. “I asked Minister Wilson K. Tarpeh for an audit report, names of those he gave the loan to, their phone numbers, business names and locations of their respective businesses and to Minister Wilson K. Tarpeh one month ago and I never got a reply.
July 03, 2020 08:48 UTC
MONROVIA – A girl believed in her late teens has been sexually assaulted in her anus after she was thrown out of her family in Omega Tower Community on accusation on her being witchcraft. According to a source close to the family, the incident occurred on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 night when she was asleep. The girl (name withheld) was discovered early Wednesday morning lying helpless on the main road that links Montserrado to Margibi, crying for rescue. They at the same time called the Women and Children Division of the Liberia National Police to take the survivor to hospital for treatment. The eyewitness said after the death of the survivor’s uncle the family members brought a native doctor who said that girl and her partners were responsible for his death.
Mr. Biney vowed to do everything possible to resist the destruction of the former ruling party of ex-Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor. MONROVIA – The Chairman of the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP), James Biney has alarmed over the alleged thwarting of the party’s constitution by its standard-bearer Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor. According to him, the NPP is gradually becoming an “individual-controlled entity” under the regime of standard bearer Jewel Howard Taylor. All of these are unprecedented in political history in Liberia and people, elderly as well, support the Standard Bearer in this”. Speaking further, Mr. Biney vowed to do everything possible to resist the destruction of the former ruling party of ex-Liberian President Charles Ghankay Taylor.
Monrovia – State-run University of Liberia, has launched an E-Learning program (online learning) for students attending classes for its 2019/2020 academic semester. “This online learning semester will be conducted on Moodle, the leading and globally-supported learning management system along with our digital registration and enrollment management system,” Dr. Nelson said. Dr. Nelson furthered that the platform will not compelled students to attended classes online at a time like zoom, but students will be able to access their lessons anytime. “Acknowledging the magnitude of the challenges of conducting a novel online learning semester and to ensure success, we have considered the needs of our students. Dr. Nelson clarified that the process of free tuition will remain in tight.
MONROVIA – The World Lebanese Cultural Union of Liberia (WLCU) has donated 250,000 surgical Masks as its continuous assistance to combating COVID-19 in Liberia. The surgical Masks intended for hospitals, clinics and health centers is estimated at. He assured the Lebanese community continuous commitment to assisting government succeed in the COVID-19 fight to restore normalcy in Liberia. Receiving the cartoons of Surgical Masks, GSA Director General Mary Broh commended the Lebanese community for their continuous assistance to government in the fight against the COVID-19. The GSA Boss recalled and lauded the Lebanese community for its continuous assistance and support to government health care programs and development initiatives.
July 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
Minister Findley, speaking on a radio talk show in Monrovia, disclosed that Mr. Jackson is not an ambassador and cannot be given a diplomatic passport. “I don’t know if Isaac Jackson is an ambassador; what I know is that he works for the IMO and he’s a Liberian – who is entitled to a Liberian passport,” Minister Findley said. Jackson claims he is entitled to a diplomatic passport, and as such the government is under obligation to issue him a diplomatic passport. But Foreign Minister Findley claims Jackson only deserves an ordinary Liberian passport, which he claims has been sent to him. At the same time, Minister Findley denied reports that Liberia is not being supported by America, China, and other great nations.
July 03, 2020 08:03 UTC
There are countless instances where Countries participated in elections at the United Nations for positions; some won, while some did not. Established in 1945, the United Nations Economic and Social Council is one of the six (6) main organs of the United Nations and advances the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social, and environmental. The United Nations Economic and Social Council is also tasked with the responsibility to follow-up on major United Nations conferences and summits; linking a diverse family of United Nations entities dedicated to sustainable development, through the provision of overall guidance and coordination. Each year, the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) structures its work around an annual theme of global importance to sustainable development. The Republic of Liberia was elected along with the United Kingdom, Japan, Austria, France, Germany, Portugal, Nigeria, among others on the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for a three (3)-years – 2021-2023.
July 02, 2020 17:37 UTC
The signatories of the MOU are the Director General of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority Madam Emma Metieh Glassco, Dr. Inoussa Akintayo Country Director AfricaRice, and the Minister of Agriculture Madam Jennie Cooper. Sixty percent targeted farmers will be women inclusive householders/families to build on their roles as food producers and ensuring food and nutrition of their families. The entire project will last for a period of 36 months and it is put at 3.5 million Euros. The project is aimed at transforming high risk climatic traditional production system into more climatic resilient, high-yielding resource use efficient system. Worldfish and AfricaRice through this project aim to adapt improved rice-fish systems technologies and better management practices in Liberia, together with the National Agriculture Research Extension Systems (NARES), the private sector and other donor-funded projects.
July 02, 2020 12:56 UTC
A. Ndubuisi Nwabudike as the head of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) though the Liberia National Bar Association found him liable for nationality fraud. Nwabudike from the LACC has the potential of barring donations from the international community to the LACC. He further lamented the integrity of the LACC is now under question and President Weah is yet to use his leadership in making the critical decision. According to Miamen, it would be in the best interest of the country for President Weah to listen to the call of the public to have Cllr. Nwabudike removed from the LACC, especially so when the National Bar Association had investigated and found him culpable of acts underserving of a lawyer.
July 02, 2020 07:52 UTC
“Representative Sloh was an astute statesman and proponent of media freedom – a vision shared by the President. Writing on her official Facebook page, Rep. Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis (District #4, Montserrado County) said her fallen ILC member was an astute and vocal intellectual whose memories will live on forever. Rustonlyn Suacoco Dennis and people of electoral District#4, Montserrado County regret and extend their deepest condolences to the people of District#2, Sinoe County, the Independent Legislative Caucus (ILC) and Liberia at large for the death of Hon. Nagbe Sloh was an astute and vocal intellectual at the House of Parliament (House of Representatives), his memories will always be remembered. You have left memories of positivities and a pain that only time can heal.”“We express as a district, District #6, Bong County our dearest sympathy to the family and entire constituents of Sinoe County, District #2.
July 02, 2020 07:41 UTC