New US Ambassador Michael McCarthy Handovers 430 Current Textbooks to Nursing and Midwifery Institutions in LiberiaMonrovia – Ambassador Michael McCarthy, the new United States Ambassador accredited to Monrovia has stressed that the United States government is willing to support the health sector of Liberia. He, at the same time, handed over 430 textbooks to the nursing and midwifery institutions in the country. The US Ambassador to Liberia made the remark over the weekend at the head office on the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery on Carey Street. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia Ambassador McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With these 430 textbooks, your country now stands to gain from training nurses and midwives because of this modest investment,” Ambassador McCarthy said.
February 09, 2021 05:03 UTC
MONROVIA – The open sale of drugs both traditional and pharmaceutical by unregistered outlets is a major concern in Liberia. Meanwhile, the sale of traditional medicine, which often comes in the form of unprocessed roots, leaves and other products, is completely unregulated.is a crime to sell medicines in the street without a license. Liberia Medicine Health Regulatory Authority, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Health is mandated to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines and health products used in Liberia but unapproved drugs are still widely available. Repeat offenders are arrested but no prosecution yet for those caught including selling drugs without a license, selling prescription-only drugs to people without prescriptions and selling unapproved drugs. Right now, LMHRA solely rely on the custom officers to curb the import of counterfeit or fake drugs, he says.
February 09, 2021 04:59 UTC
We are here to plan for the future implementation of this agreement and all that remains to be done. Mr. Fischer said the Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) facilitates dialogue and exchange of information between the parties including the government of Liberia and EU. Proposes and -or takes measures to improve performance of the agreement and meets twice a year and publishes Aide-Memoires,” Mr. Fischer asserted. Kaspers said the agreement is cardinal because it will help Liberia to issue flag licenses. “If Liberia is issuing licenses, it will open up European Markets to Liberia.
February 09, 2021 04:59 UTC
Despite providing a land space and brushing the site for the clinic, there is no sign the clinic will be construction soon. Sesay: Funds for clinic insufficientSesay, manager of the Sesay Brothers Construction firm, received the money on March 21 2019 from the government’s Legislative Earmarked Project. “Yes, I received US$ 10, 000 but the money can’t construct a clinic but the money is too small to construct a clinic. But Superintendent Esther Walker of Bong county said the county doesn’t have money to augment for any clinic construction. As I speak to you Bong county hasn’t received its Social Development Funds from government” she said.
February 09, 2021 04:57 UTC
MONROVIA – The Supreme Court of Liberia has affirmed the verdict of the lower court convicting Lofa County Senator-elect, Brownie Samukai, and others to two years imprisonment or the restitution of US$1.4 million. Mr. Samukai, Liberia’s longest serving Defense Minister along with Joseph F. Johnson, former Deputy Minister for Administration and J. Nyumah Dorkor, former Comptroller were all found guilty in March 2020 but took an appeal to the Supreme Court. Misuse of private funds has another legal remedy, as compared to misuse of public funds for which Samukai and co-defendants are charged. It means the prosecution made a legal blunder charging someone for something but argued on another legal ground. This is an element of doubt to the detriment of the prosecution, but to the benefit of the defendants.
February 08, 2021 16:41 UTC
Samukai’s Sticky IssueThis is where it gets sticky for the Senator-elect whose would have to put up a strong argument before the Supreme Court that would overturn the ruling of the lower court. The ruling CDC knows this weak link in Samukai’s battle to retain his victory even if it is confirmed by the Supreme Court. Even his nomination to contest had to be cleared by the Supreme Court when it was contested that he had been found guilty of theft of property and criminal conspiracy. The CDC may not have the efficacy to influence the Bench decision in the electoral dispute case. Legal and political pundits believe Samukai’s victory is very convincing and the ruling CDC is quite aware but only attempting to take advantage of a loophole.
February 08, 2021 05:15 UTC
IT WOULD APPEAR that some Senators believe that Senator Sherman’s intention for the Submissions is to drag the Liberian Senate into confrontation with the US Government’s Department of Treasury. OFAC has imposed sanctions against Senator Sherman based on its accusations, but OFAC has not named the judges whom OFAC believes that Senator Sherman allegedly bribed. THERE IS MORE to the OFAC Sanctions and the underlying accusations against Senator Sherman. Should it be a direct approach of the Liberian Senate to the US Embassy as some Senators suggested at last Thursday’s Sitting of the Liberian Senate? And Senator Sherman’s Submissions to the Liberian Senate should be viewed within that perspective.
February 08, 2021 04:41 UTC
Monrovia – The United Nations in Liberia led by its Resident Coordinator Niels Scott, has called on the Liberian Government to implement all of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendations covering its third cycle. The UPR is a ‘unique’ process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States by the Human Rights Council (HRC). It also provides the states an opportunity for them to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights. However, the UN Resident Coordinator, Niels Scott called on the Government to implement all of the UPR recommendations or as many as possible. For his part, the UNDP Resident Representative to Liberia, Stephen Rodriques promised the government’s continued support towards implementing the recommendations.
February 08, 2021 04:18 UTC
Monrovia – The United States Ambassador assigned to Liberia, Michael A. McCarthy has lauded President George M. Weah and the government of Liberia for the economic and developmental strides made amidst what he termed as “daunting challenges”. Ambassador McCarthy also noted that Liberia’s fight against corruption will be further enhanced when practical and concrete steps are taken beyond legislative enactments. He referenced the proposal by President Weah to create a fast track court for corruption related cases and a pending Judicial Conference as major steps in that direction. He also agreed with Ambassador McCarthy on the need to carefully deal with concession contracts, indicating that contractual agreements between Liberia and investors will also address the principles of equity and fair play. He further mentioned that modalities are been worked out to ensure the viability of the Liberia Electricity Corporation, noting that the LEC remains vital to Liberia’s economic development drive.
Liberia: The Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission Reaffirms Numene T.H. Bartkwa winner Grand Kru County Senatorial ElectionCommissioner Barsee Leo Kpangkai reads the BOC ruling, declares Numene T.H. Bartkwa winner Grand Kru CountyMONROVIA – The Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission, over the weekend affirmed and confirmed its earlier declaration ruling declaring Numene T. H. Bartekwa as winner of the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Elections in Grand Kru County. Numene T. H. Bartekwa as Second respondent in the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Election in Grand Kru county. Botoe Kanneh, Candidate Gbarpolu county Special Senatorial Elections.
Liberia: Nine-Month-Old Child Unable to Sit or Lay on the Back Due to Growth on the Buttocks; Caretaker Pleads for Assistance to Perform SurgeryBuchanan, Grand Bassa – Life is becoming very unbearable for nine months old little Blessed Jones who can’t sit or lay on her back due to unknown sickness that needs surgery. Little Blessed Jones and her sister are twins who lost their mother while giving birth to them at the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan in 2020. According to Decontee Jones, care taker of the kids, little Blessed Jones can’t sit because of an unknown sickness she was born with that needs surgery. “I have come to beg everyone to pity the condition of little Blessed Jones and help because her life is miserable”. Little Blessed Jones and her aunty are currently residing at the Monrovia Junction in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
It can be recalled that Senator Watson filed a complaint at the National Elections Commission (NEC) after his political rival, Simeon Taylor, was declared the winner of the Grand Cape Mount County Senatorial election which took place across Liberia on December 8, 2020. “We fought 14 years’ war because people felt their rights were politically infringed on or their rights were taken away from them. Conduit for peaceSenator Watson described the country’s National Elections Commission as a “conduit of peace”. “We are urging the National Elections Commission to do everything in her own weak way to make sure that the people of Cape Mount sense justice. Those fraudulent and corrupt acts should be stopped by the National Elections Commission; they should undo those kinds of actions.
February 08, 2021 03:43 UTC
Monrovia – President George Manneh Weah has called for joint efforts to combat various health crisis affecting countries across the globe. President Weah at the commissioning ceremony of the Polio Emergency Center in Monrovia, stated that “partnership is cardinal for health security.”“An outbreak in one country is an outbreak anywhere. Without collaboration and support from our international partners, it would be impossible to succeed at stopping any virus such as Covid-19 or polio from overwhelming our health system,” President Weah said. Because of the importance the Polio Emergency Center attached to Liberia’s health system, Weah has emphasized the need for a stronger national leadership and the development of a well-coordinated crisis response capability. Weah then commended the Ministry of Health for taking the polio emergency campaign and leading this process.
February 08, 2021 03:33 UTC
I want to begin by saying a little bit about my link with the Armed Forces of Liberia. I was appointed as the trial counsel and commissioned with the rank of colonel of the Armed Forces of Liberia, by a special order issued by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia. Before speaking on the topic of the day, permit me to briefly reflect on the past of the Liberian military. And so, the Armed Forces of Liberia, stole the show on the early morning of April 12, 1980. I wish the men and women of the Armed Forces of Liberia a blissful celebration of Armed Forces Day, 2021.
February 08, 2021 03:33 UTC
It is on this basis as bedrock that Part II, title: FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AT WORK was drawn within the Decent Work Act of 2015. Honorable Senators, section 2.6(i) a) states as follows “All employers and workers in Liberia, without distinction whatsoever, may establish and join organizations of their own choosing, without prior authorization, and subject only to the rules of the organization concerned. What will interest you to note is LWSC dissolved the Worker Union and dismissed said persons by prejudice and preemptive judgment that which violates those dismissed rights as well as trample on the rights of other employees who are so desirous of joining a Union or an Association that will advocate for them. Honorable Senators, I write to crave your usual indulgence as the People’s Senators to intervene into the matter as presented supra. Best regards,Peal Nyenkan (AMB)Women & Human Rights AdvocateMember, UN Women Africa Youth Steering Committee[email protected]
February 08, 2021 03:20 UTC