Peter O. Sanders, ANC’s National Cyber Defense Chairman (middle) warning the Senate not to continue with its investigation against Senator Abraham Darius DillonMonrovia – An auxiliary of the opposition political party, Alternative National Congress (ANC), National Cyber Defense (NCD), has warned against what they say is a plot from the Liberian Senate to silence Senator Abraham Darius Dillon. Senator Dillon’s party, Liberty Party, is one of four opposition political parties that make up the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), which the ANC is a part and its political leader, Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, now heads. Addressing a press conference on Monday, June 1 at the ANC’s party headquarters, Mr. Peter O. Sanders, chairman of NCD, accused the Senate of a calculated plot to frame a stage-managed investigation against the “LIGHT,” in order to have him guilty and expelled. NCD thinks that Sen. Dillon is helping to expose some of the shady deals of the Senate to the public. “On Thursday, June 4, 2020, we encourage Liberians to assemble at the Headquarters of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) where we will discuss issues relative to protesting the so-called investigation and subsequent removal of the LIGHT,” Sanders called.
REP. HANS BARCHUE: “As current Representative of District #1 Grand Bassa County do hereby declare my intent to join the Liberty Party as of today’s date and pledge to work hard for the success of this Party.”MONROVIA – The Liberty Party on Monday received commitment from four outstanding individuals who declared membership of the Party. Like Sneh, Mr. Quah also contested in 2018 for the seat of Senator on the ticket of the Unity Party. Mr. Hans Barchue is serving his second term of office as Representative of District #1 Grand Bassa County. He won both elections as an independent candidate even though Grand Bassa has proven to be the stronghold of the Liberty Party under the leadership of the late Cllr. I have always come second and hope that through LP I will come first.”Mr. Romeo Quah was a member of the Liberty party before joining the former ruling Unity party.
Monrovia – The Liberian Institute of Architects (LIA) says it takes serious exception to the constant abuse of the profession by Liberians- ranging from Government to private citizens. Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]The Liberia Institute of Architects is the professional embodiment of all qualified architects who should be operating in Liberia. One of the major problems hindering Liberia’s infrastructural development is that it lacks true architecture culture. Liberia’s urban design is marred by random construction without ecological consideration, inadequate building plans, polluted water and poor sanitation, among others. “The LIA looks forward to legislating the word “Architect” as a solution to the urban infrastructure demise.
The donation, which took place recently was also supported by the office of Grand Gedeh County Senator, A Marshall Dennis. Each of the beneficiaries received 20 bags of rice and the donation was made on behalf of FLAC by a team headed by Atty. Mr. Sandy noted that the call was heeded as financial contribution came from the Liberian community which enabled the deliveries to be possible, swift, and timely. Stewart said FLAC and its members put their meager resources together to help Liberians by purchasing these rice. FLAC was founded in October of 2014 in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada as a non-profit community organization.
June 02, 2020 06:00 UTC
The Kumba Foundation and Cavala Scientific, LLC, two US-based organizations were the latest to put smiles on the faces of scores of Liberian orphans. Making remarks on behalf of the Kumba Foundation and Cavala Scientific LLC, the group’s focal person in Liberia said the donation is a way of identifying with less fortunate people during COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Kumba Foundation and Cavala Scientific LLC have also committed to working to transform the lives of orphans in Liberia. The Kumba Foundation is a registered nonprofit organization both in the United States and Liberia. For Cavala Scientific LLC, it is a medical supply company also based in the United States.
June 02, 2020 05:48 UTC
Nyensuah has filed a motion to dismiss the travel ban against him but the State argues that it is “not the proper premise as laid down by law”. Monrovia – Government lawyers have asked the Court to deny a motion by the former National Public Health Institute (NPHIL) Director Tolbert Nyenswah, who has filed an application to Criminal Court C requesting the court to dismiss the travel ban filed against him by the State. Prosecution further requested the court to quash or dismiss the motion filed by Tolbert Nyenswah. “The Republic, having resisted the motion filed before this court, argument is hereby dispensed and ruling is hereby reserved pending regular notice of assignment,” Judge Gbeisay ordered. On May 25, 2020, the former Director of NPHIL filed a six-count petition to Criminal Court C requesting Judge Yeami Gbeisay to dismiss the government’s travel ban filed against him.
June 02, 2020 05:37 UTC
Monrovia – The Liberia Tennis Federation is expected to benefit from a donation of modern training materials from the Spanish and Australian Tennis Federations. Report by Christopher C. Walker, [email protected]According to the Technical Director of the Liberia Tennis Federation, Alfred Kandakai, the gesture is being arranged by Spanish coach Dani Gill. “The Australian and Spanish federations have both agreed to help us with some training materials,” he told reporters via social media. “As you may know, we don’t have training materials, mainly balls. The Liberia Tennis Federation has been without an elected leadership since the death of Dr. Herald Mongor in 2013.
June 02, 2020 02:48 UTC
Chief Mrs. Nzeruem said it was important to express solidarity with the students during this difficult period of the novel Coronavirus Pandemic. Established by the Rochas Foundation and owned by former Imo State Governor, now Senator, Honorable Rochas Okorocha, the College enrolls five underprivileged children every year from each African state. Since the 2017-2018 academic uear, the institution has admitted a total of 10 underprivileged Liberian students. Hawa M. Karsieh, Musu Massaquoi, Ida Swen, Abdoulai Farswarwuo and Mulbah S. Kokulo were the first group of Liberian students who enrolled during the 2017-2018 academic year, the release recalls. The second batch of Liberian students includes Obediah Bondo, Esther Korpo Salee, Blessing Sabah Ballah, Rita T. Baryorga and Martha Banto.
June 01, 2020 13:52 UTC
The purported letter of Senator Tengbeh requested the Liberian Senate to “subject Senator Dillon to an investigation, give him due process in line with the Senate rules and the constitution of Liberia and apply the appropriate sanctions if found guilty of the allegation levied against him”. This article seeks to unmask the brash attempt by the Liberian Senate to use that letter as a tool to silence the loudest voice against the wholesale raiding of state resources through darkroom dealings. When a petition, signed by two thirds of the membership of the Senate, addressed to the Liberian Senate, against a Senator is presented to the Secretary of the Senate, same shall be forwarded to the Plenary for consideration. d. The Plenary shall debate the report and act upon the recommendation. e. the expulsion of a member of the Liberian Senate shall conform to Article 38 of the Constitution of the Republic of Liberia.”With the above provisions, the Senate is proceeding in egregious disregard of the laws in the cooked investigation and any outcome arising therefrom would be void ab initio.
June 01, 2020 09:22 UTC
However, according to the airlines, its Belgiam home carrier plans to start with a reduced flight offer that will be built up in a phased approach according to the market demand and to the travel restrictions. Over the past few weeks, many countries in the region have been easing restrictions with caution. Guinea Bissau has taken the bold step of easing restrictions by reopening its borders but requiring all passengers entering Guinea-Bissau to present at the borders a medical certificate indicating that the passenger has tested negative for COVID-19. However, all the residents of Guinea-Bissau’s nine regions are still confined to their regions, and not allowed to travel between regions. While the number of infections is multiplying in Senegal, the government is easing restriction on movement, fearing a looming food crisis.
June 01, 2020 07:40 UTC
That appointee was Edward Richard Dudley, a lawyer, judge, civil rights activist and the first African-American to hold the rank of Ambassador of the United States to Liberia, from 1949 to 1953. Relations between the United States and Liberia have been continuous since that time and a total of eight US ambassadors have died at their post while serving in Liberia. It is also interesting that the government-controlled media always refer to the previous ambassador, Bill Swing as having been recalled by the United States. But the state media in Liberia repeatedly say, “The recalled Ambassador Swing has been replaced by Mr. Perkins.”Williams Perkins was US Ambassador to Liberia at the time. I think that they seem to regard the Doe government as vainly trying to keep the United States on its side.
June 01, 2020 07:25 UTC
Some of those equipment that were allegedly taken from the hospital and sold to the scrap buying center in GantaGanta, Nimba County – FrontPageAfrica has gathered that several pieces of medical equipment from the Esther and Jereline Medical Hospital in Ganta have been allegedly looted by the Administrator, Mr. Victor W. Kpaiseh. According to an insider at the Esther and Jereline Hospital, the act is intended to get the hospital emptied of equipment so that when government takes over, it can buy equipment for use at the hospital. When contacted, Mr. Kpaiseh, who has been accused of looting the equipment, said he will respond at a later time. The proprietor of the hospital, Representative Jeremiah Koung, however, said those equipment and other materials that are reported to have been looted from the hospital, are old and were no longer useful to the hospital. According to the aggrieved workers, Kpaiseh brings and puts into positions most of his Inland Church members who do not know the job well.
June 01, 2020 02:03 UTC
According to Dr. Berry, who is based in the US, they are also planning to provide more food items to cities outside Monrovia. Dr. Berry further told FrontPageAfrica that it was part of his foundation, partners’ way of identifying with ordinary Liberians during these challenging times of the fight against Covid-19. His approach focuses on enabling underprivileged children to realize their potential by giving them educational opportunities. Dr. Berry recognizes that education is the only way for the poor and needy to escape poverty. Dr. Paul Sky Berry Faith Foundation is supporting them to have a brighter future.
June 01, 2020 01:52 UTC
The items, included, powdered soap, chlorox, washing hands buckets, medical gloves, face shields and nose masks, were presented to representatives of Mariama Z. PSDL believes that equipping health care professionals and facilities at the community levels is very crucial in the COVID-19 prevention. This is our initial contribution to one of most affected counties health teams, the Montserrado County Health Team’s effort in COVID-19 prevention and care. The organization endeavors to undertake resources mobilization from donor institutions and well- meaning Liberians in and out of the country to buttress COVID-19 community health interventions,” Bundor said. “PSDL will further distribute food items to vulnerable people and COVID-19 materials to other health facilities as it mobilizes resources.
June 01, 2020 01:41 UTC
Liberia: The CPP Must Look No Further Than Itself For BetrayersTHE COLLABORATION OF POLITICAL PARTIES (CPP) issued a damning statement Sunday, expressing grave disappointment over the decision of the Liberian Senate to investigate Senator Abraham Darius Dillion for making comments critical of the Liberian Senate. IN HIS COMPLAINT, Senator Tengbeh claims that Senator Dillon and Cohorts have in recent months embarked on a “smear campaign” aimed at denigrating the Liberian Senate both wholly and individually. WHILE THE CPP makes a strong case for Senator Dillon, it must look within its own corridors for betrayers amongst its ranks. CRITICS HAVE for years chastised Liberia’s opposition parties for failing to stand up when it really matters. Members may only defy their party whip if two-thirds of their party decides to defect or rebel against the whip.
May 31, 2020 22:52 UTC