Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., along with Guinean President Alpha Conde in Conakry, GuineaMonrovia – Liberian Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., has assured Guinean President His Excellency Alpha Conde of President George M. Weah’s commitment to strengthening socio-economic ties with its northern neighbor, through the implementation of tangible bilateral projects—such as the rail link between Liberia and Guinea. Minister Kemayah made the remark when a high-powered Liberian delegation, which was dispatched by President Weah to Guinea, held talks with President Condé on Friday, February 19, 2021. Minister Kemayah also assured the Guinean leader that Liberia will leave no stone unturned in ensuring a timely implementation of the agreement signed by the two Presidents in October 2019. The Liberian Foreign Minister also emphasized President Weah’s commitment to ensuring that no inch of Liberian territory is used to ferment insurrection in Guinea or any Mano River Union country. Guinea Foreign Minister Ibrahim Kalil Kaba and the Country’s Minister in charge of Mines and Geology, Abdoulaye Magassouba, were amongst officials representing that country.
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February 22, 2021 11:17 UTC
The approach to Monrovia-James Spriggs Payne Airport runway 23 was completed in poor weather conditions with heavy rain falls. On final approach to Roberts Airport, aircraft crashed in a wooded area located near Charlesville, some four km short of runway. Section 3.5.1 of the Annex 14 to the ICAO convention insists that airport runway end safety areas be provided at each end of a runway strip. The standards state hat a runway end safety area shall extend from the end of a runway strip to a distance of at least 90 meters. Regarding Longitudinal slopes, the ICAO standards recommends that the slopes of a runway end safety area should not exceed a downward slope of 5 per cent.
February 22, 2021 06:33 UTC
Foremost on this agenda is to make The People’s Liberation Party a movement for all Liberians, including persons with disabilities. But show me one political party on either side of the divide which has distinguished itself as a vehicle for actualizing this clause. It does not matter whether one traditional political party at the helm power is replaced with another. And the time is now!”In The People’s Liberation Party, Chairman Paye maintained that patriotism is a motivation, while integrity and discipline are hallmarks of the organizational culture. The People’s Liberation Party, as our name suggests, is here to emancipate Liberia from the politics of deception—of corruption, nepotism, sectionalism and tribalism.
February 22, 2021 06:33 UTC
WEEKS AFTER THE DECEMBER Midterm Senatorial and Representative elections in Liberia, several elected Senators are yet to take their seats amid numerous complaints and legal wrangles now entangled in the Supreme Court of Liberia. THE CHALLENGES have dealt a major blow not just to the electoral process but also to the constitution as a whole. If no candidate obtains an absolute majority in the first ballot, a second ballot shall be conducted on the second Tuesday following. The current constitution, which came into force on January 6, 1986, replaced the constitution of 1847, which had been in force since the independence of Liberia. The constitution was set up to create a system of government heavily modeled after the United States of America.
February 22, 2021 06:22 UTC
“Kosiah asked ‘Are you not going?’ The boy said, ‘I am not going,’” the witness told the court. The murder of the boy is one of 18 murders Kosiah is charged with. He said it looked like the one that Kosiah had worn when he killed the boy. ‘Slaughter them’In his appearance on Saturday the sixth plaintiff also told the court Kosiah ordered two Krahn fighters beheaded in Voinjama when ULIMO split into two. “Kosiah told the rebel to slaughter them,” he said, adding that “War Bus,” a Mandingo ULIMO fighter, cut off the heads of the prisoners of war.
February 22, 2021 06:22 UTC
LISGIS to Organize 16 Days Training for Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers for the Upcoming Population and HousingMONROVIA – The Government of Liberia through the Liberian Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) on February 22 will commence a 16-day training for Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers. The release from LISGIS states that the training workshop is part of the process leading to the conduct of the population and housing census. According to the release, field staff will be deployed on March 10, 2021, in all the 15 counties of Liberia. As part of the processes leading to the conduct of the Census, a training workshop has been organized for Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers. The Field Mapping Assistants and Cartographers will delineate the country into enumeration areas for the subsequent enumeration of the population.
MONROVIA – The Supreme Court of Liberia on Friday affirmed the ruling of the National Elections Commission that declared Representative Edwin Melvin Snowe winner of the December 8, 2020 senatorial elections in Bomi County. “Wherefore and in view of the foregoing, the final ruling of the Broad of Commissioners of the NEC which declared Edwin Melvin Snowe Jr. as winner of the December 8, 2020 mid-term election in Bomi County is hereby affirmed. Amongst the issues raised in the petition, the CDC alleged that several tally sheets bearing Grand Gedeh County instead of Bomi County were discovered in the county (Bomi). “How possible would senatorial candidates from Grand Gedeh County become part of senate record of the count for senatorial candidates for Bomi County which constitutes gross irregularities and fraud,” the CDC said in the complaint. According to the ruling party, they also discovered that several Senate record of count exceeded the total distribution of ballot papers per polling place.
MONROVIA – Solicitor General Syrenius Cephus has written the Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC) instructing her not to certificate Lofa County Senator-elect J. Brownie Samukai whose conviction by the lower court was recently affirmed by the Supreme Court. But his instruction to the NEC comes ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on the electoral dispute between the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change and Mr. Samukai. Samukai’s conviction has no relation to the December 8 Special Senatorial Elections. Cephus’ letter to the Elections Commission Chairperson states, “You will recall that prior to the 8 December 2020 election, Mr. Samukai was found guilty by the lower court along with his co-conspirators for the same crimes. Mr. Samukai is yet to comment on the Supreme Court’s ruling.
MONROVIA — A new mobile app with 24 hours secured monitoring and emergency dispatch command center has been launched to help curb crime and offer other emergency services. My Watchman, as it’s called, is a full-service, personal security, and property monitoring app, with a 24 hours emergency response network and command center. It is a reliable, easy to use SOS / 911 Mobile App with 24/7 secured monitoring and emergency dispatch command center. The My Watch team will immediately call the person to assess the situation, and promptly dispatch the emergency responders. “From the moment you signaled us, the call goes to the dispatch center and the dispatch center gets the respondent next to you.
February 22, 2021 05:48 UTC
All of this will be managed and run by the proposed Liberian Diaspora Corporation headquartered and regulated here in the United States. Conversely, why should you invest your hard-earned money in a venture to bring our beloved Liberia into the 21st Century? This One Billion Dollar Challenge aims to raise one billion dollars from Liberians from around the world including those back home. This private sector infusion will be controlled by Diaspora Liberians with an oversight, professional guidance from our host countries such as the ECOWAS, United States, Sweden, Australia, etc. This option will work both for the government and Diaspora Liberians because it has the potential to bring in over a $100 million dollars in overseas taxes, voting registration fees each year.
Day na Break Mouth Open is the name of a popular junction near the Bardnersville entrance to Johnsonville, Montserrado County. “The hard time is too much and we are suffering”, as the people continue to say. This continuous suffering means that it is not correct to blame the President for the suffering. Being money-driven, the voters elect persons with bad records of attending to the problems of the voters, especially the poor voters. The money-driven voters do not try to stop the appointments of bad Commissioners of the National Election Commission (NEC).
Monrovia — The Chairman of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, Labour Minister, Cllr. Charles H. Gibson says the taskforce is working on regulations that will ensure punitive measures for people who are engaged in human trafficking and child labor. Minister Gibson made these assertions at the official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the National Anti-Human Taskforce through the Ministry of Labour and five local NGOs in Liberia. As part of the training, a section on human trafficking and child labour will be made. According to her, fighting human trafficking and child labor is a huge task, but with the combine efforts of the Government of Liberia, local and international partners, Liberia can eliminate child labor and human trafficking.
Judges, prosecutors and the defense lawyer hear witnesses’ testimonies in Northern Liberia. Massquoi was arrested in Finland in March last year after Swiss victims’ advocates Civitas Maxima working with Global Justice Research Project, alerted prosecutors to Massaquoi’s alleged crimes in Liberia. Lennart Dodoo/New NarrativesThought other trials of perpetrators of war crimes in Liberia have taken place in Philadelphia and Switzerland, this is the first court to come to Liberia. “It is important to realize that this is all a Finnish Court which is we’re doing things according to the Finnish Legislation and our own legal tradition. The Finnish judges are expected to begin hearing witnesses on Monday with over 60 witnesses, some of who are ex-fighters would be providing testimonies to the court.
February 21, 2021 13:52 UTC
MONROVIA – Melvin Alex Early, an agent of the elite Executive Protection Service (EPS) responsible for the protection of the President of Liberia and all VIPS, on Friday morning reportedly shot himself three times in the head in Tappita, Nimba County while on duty on the President’s county tour. The incident reportedly occurred in front of the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Hospital at about 6:30 am. A source from the EPS said Mr. Earley began informing some of his colleagues that: “I am just here in Zwedru, but I am not to myself”. Meanwhile, the Executive Protection Service (EPS) said it regrets the sudden death of one of its agent. Agent Earley has been with EPS since the restructuring of the service after the Liberian Civil crisis.
February 20, 2021 19:52 UTC