Monrovia- Catholics in Liberia are mourning the death of the newly appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Monrovia, the Reverend Fr. Before his death Fr. Boyce served the Catholic Church for several years as Parish Priest for various churches to include St! Mary Catholic Church in Duala, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on the Pipeline Road, and Administrator of the St. Charles Luwanga Pre-Major Seminary, then Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Monrovia, before being appointed as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Monrovia. His appointment as Apostolic Administrator comes after the Vatican accepted the resignation of Arch Bishop Lewis Jerome Zeigler.
September 19, 2021 18:11 UTC
Ganta, Nimba County – In continuation of its support to Government of Liberia (GoL) to combat the novel coronavirus disease, the health NGO Refuge Place International (RPI) has extended its gesture to Bong and Nimba Counties with the donation of four factory-made oxygen concentrators to treatment units. The donation of the oxygen concentrators to the two counties came barely after a week of the donation of 11 concentrators to health facilities across Montserrado. Dr. Netty Joe, County Health Officer (CHO) of Nimba County, said the county’s health officials have tremendously performed at the highest level to avoid referral as Montserrado itself is overwhelmed with different health cases. Dr. Jonathan Flomo, County Health Officer of Bong County, like Dr. Joe, and also pleaded for more support and vowed to ensure that the donated concentrators are used for their intended reasons. Prior to this donation, he said there was only one oxygen concentrator at the Bong County treatment unit.
September 19, 2021 11:26 UTC
The Foreign Lobby Report which provides comprehensive coverage of the latest foreign lobbying in Washington first reported the opposition lobbying on its website Friday. A copy of the Foreign Agents Registration Act document detailing the report in possession of FrontPageAfrica, states that both White and Birrell are signatories to the document. The Lobbying Report stated Friday that LIROI’s office in Monrovia is being run by Mr. Sylvester Grigsby, a Minister of State for Presidential Affairs under former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Bongo reportedly wired more than $18 million to “The Grace Group LLC, a U.S. corporation formed by Mr. [Jeffrey] Birrell,” the report states. It is incumbent upon the Commission to ascertain if funding is on-going from Liberia political leaders, directly or indirectly to witnesses that it selects.”
September 18, 2021 01:52 UTC
The UL second entrance and placement exams were administered on July 31, August 7, 14 and 21, 2021 for undergraduate and graduate programs. He said the second entrance results reflect higher performance by female candidates, comprising 1,363 (43.35%) of the total successful candidates. Of the 16 successful candidates, nine (56.25%) candidates are males while seven (43.75%) are females. Announcing the results, Assistant Prof. Hinneh said the second entrance exam saw two candidates who performed the best. Prof. Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, Jr., hailed the successful candidates,particularly the four students who topped the university entrance exams.
September 17, 2021 12:45 UTC
It has begun doing just that and diligently, as a high power Liberian government delegation is already in the U.S. and has begun making some strides for support. In an earlier remark, Finance and development Planning Minister, Samuel Tweah, updated Director Banks on Liberia’s economic resurgence, noting that Liberia’s economic recovery after COVID-19 is positive and that the government is committed to broader economic and investment climate reforms. ”The government economic and governance programs are already aligned to the Biden Administration’s Africa Priorities which is heavy on democratic rights. During a visit to his office on Capitol Hill, Senator Cruz promised to be a strong voice in Congress for Liberia. The Liberian delegation is expected to meet with more Biden Administration officials, and Congressmen and Women across party lines in the coming days.
September 17, 2021 08:15 UTC
MONROVIA –Authorities in Monrovia have announced that the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce of Liberia, headed by Minister of Labor, Cllr. Charles Gibson, and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are investigating a Cameroonian lady, identified as Violet Njuakon for allegedly trafficking three of her compatriots. Meanwhile, the lady is currently being held by the LNP for further investigations, while the victims are now in the Safe-Home of the National Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce of Liberia. The U.S. state department in its 2020 report stated that over the past five years, human traffickers exploit domestic and foreign victims in Liberia, and traffickers exploit victims from Liberia abroad. Recently, the U.S. Embassy in Liberia congratulated the Liberian Legislature on its recent votes to amend the 2005 Anti-Human Trafficking law in keeping with international standards.
September 17, 2021 08:03 UTC
Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Transport and Roberts Flight Information Host Joint Meeting with BAGAIA to Establish Aircraft Investigative Bureau in LiberiaMonrovia- The Liberia Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Transport and the Roberts Flight Information Region has begun discussions with the BANJUL accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA) in an effort to familiarize and strengthen cooperation and relationship with Liberia as member state and as well establish an Independent investigation of aircraft accident bureau in Liberia. BAGAIA is an international organization that assists African Member States in the conduct of independent investigation of aircraft accidents and incidents in compliance with international standards. On Thursday in Monrovia, the Liberia Aviation Authority’s Boss, Moses Y. Kollie welcomed the BAGAIA’s Commissioner, Charles Irekefe Erhueh to Liberia for a two-day meeting with key on the agenda, the establishment of the Independent Investigative accident bureau. Making remarks on behalf of the BAGAIA, commissioner Charles Irekefe Erhueh asserted: “We are glad that our sister nation, Liberia has recognized the importance of accident investigation as a means to save lives in the future and with such, has agreed to help in the establishment of a truly Independent Accident Investigation agency.”The Liberia’s Transport Minister, Mr. Sam Wlue expressed thanks to BAGAIA and assured the Governmen’st effort to place strong emphasis on the development and safety of the airspace. “Environment protection in the civil aviation sector is important to ensure effective and efficient use of aircrafts that will ensure environmental integrity and promote climate change mitigation and adaptation”, according to Minister Wlue.
Margibi County – The Office of Representative Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh has donated medical supplies to over twelve private and public health facilities within District #1, Margibi County. Mr. Mah said the donation of the medical materials is the Margibi County District One Lawmaker’s way of assisting in curbing the constraints health workers face in saving lives, especially during these difficult times. He further urged the health workers to utilize the materials and continue their “good work”. “Representative Tarponweh has been following the constraints you [health workers] are facing to save lives. The Lawmaker sent us to officially donate these medical materials to you.
Monrovia- The Liberty Party’s Councils of Chairpersons which is an auxiliary group of the party across the 15 Counties, has called on the Party Executive Committee to “Reject CPP bloc voting” and setup a pathway that will lead the party’s decision whether or not to support an aspirant in the CPP primary for Stander Bearer. On Thursday, in a press conference at the headquarters of the Liberty Party, the Party County Chairpersons stated its position rejecting bloc voting and condemning violence against the Party’s chairman and members of the National Executive Committee. Speaking on behalf of the group, Jefferson Gbanyan, LP Bong County chairman reaffirmed the group’s support to the party 2021 constitution which is before the National Elections Commission as the official constitution that is approved and recognized by the party. The group said they are in agreement with the release that was issued on 15 September, under the signatures of the Party Chairman, Musa Hassan Bility and the National Secretary General, Martin Saye Kollah. Meanwhile, the group has called on the party Chairman to convene a national convention not later than November 2021 to decide whether or not the Liberty Party will support an aspirant in the CPP Primary for Standard-Bearer.
The 3rd Amendment was required to ensure completion of ArcelorMittal Phase 2 project. Despite the move made by the former Liberian Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Johnson has vowed to lobby with his colleagues to ensure the ratification of the new MDA signed without any hindrance. His promise comes barely a day after aggrieved citizens of Nimba petitioned the county’s legislative caucus to vote against the extension of ArcelorMittal operations in the county. Senator Johnson described as “hypocrites” those who crafted the petition for his aggrieved kinsmen for onward submission to the county’s legislative caucus. In 2005, Arcelormittal signed an MDA with the Liberian government during the administration of ex-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
September 17, 2021 05:15 UTC
Monrovia – Former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai says peace can never be enjoyed by Liberians when public officials continue to live extravagant lifestyles and news of mysterious deaths and disappearance of people remain the order of the day. Those who are in power must do the right things to ensure we all live in peace because you and myself are vulnerable,” former VP Boakai said. Boakai also wants the Christian community to stand up against situations ongoing that are thwarting peace from being enjoyed by citizens. They will do everything to obstruct the objective of the CPP,” Boakai noted. Meanwhile, Boakai has assured members of the CPP that as a peaceful man, he will ensure that peace reigns within the CPP to focused on their goal.
September 17, 2021 05:15 UTC
“It is important to note that Seafarers’ Welfare is an often-overlooked aspect of international shipping, and this must stop," he sounded. That is why, he said, the well-being of seafarers serving on Liberian registered ships is a cardinal concern of the Government of Liberia. He informed the forum that Liberia has incorporated in its maritime laws and is scrupulously enforcing the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Maritime Labour Conventions, which seek to protect seafarers' rights. As a country with immense international maritime capacity, Liberia, he mentioned believes in protecting the welfare and the rights of the seafarers onboard its ships. The Liberian Government, through the Liberia Maritime Authority, will follow up with individual seafarers who use this process, and it will provide any necessary guidance and recommendations.
September 17, 2021 05:15 UTC
Society for the Conservation of Nature Holds Training for Artisanal and Small Scale Miners in Cape MountTahn, Grand Cape Mount County – The Society for the Conservation of Nature (SCNL), an environment civil society in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Forestry Development Agency Thursday, September 16, ended a two-day training workshop for persons associated with artisanal and small scale (ASM) mining activities in Tahn, one of the towns around the Gola forest. The training is a part of several activities under the GolaMA project which is funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF ) and implemented by SCNL. Also, the training served as a learning platform and dialogue for miners, forest rangers, mining agents/patrolman, ASM eco guard including community miners and leaders to discuss, coexist and at the sametime encourage environmental and social safeguards, legal framework and the promotion of environmental monitoring within the ASM sector. “…that we will not have people digging holes to mine without reclaiming the land or making the land reusable,” said Hoff. The overall objective of the project is to encourage Sustainable local economies in forest corridors to contribute to securing a network of protected areas covering at least 30% of Liberia’s existing forest area.
September 17, 2021 05:13 UTC
LONDON — Liberia’s Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Moses Owen Browne has called for a concerted effort from all and sundry to ensure that seafarers are protected and their welfare improved. “It is important to note that Seafarers’ Welfare is an often-overlooked aspect of international shipping, and this must stop”, he sounded. That is why, he said, the well-being of seafarers serving on Liberian registered ships is a cardinal concern of the Government of Liberia. As a country with immense international maritime capacity, Liberia, he mentioned believes in protecting the welfare and the rights of the seafarers onboard its ships. The Liberian Government, through the Liberia Maritime Authority, will follow up with individual seafarers who use this process, and it will provide any necessary guidance and recommendations.
September 17, 2021 05:11 UTC
His address will dwell on the ALJA 2021 convention’s theme, The Quest for an Independent, Sustainable, and Ethical Media in Liberia. There will be local officials of the State of New Jersey including the Mayor of Trenton, Reed Gusciora, current and retired Liberian journalists, politicians, and US based Liberian community leaders. ALJA is a conglomeration of current and retired Liberian journalists residing in the Americas. Others include Peter Quaqua, President of the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) and Joe Bartuah, former Managing Editor of The News Newspaper in Liberia. Following the service, the 2021 convention activities will wrap-up with a farewell cookout at the home of the chairman of the ALJA 2021 Convention Committee, Peter Massaquoi, in Hamilton, New Jersey.
September 17, 2021 05:08 UTC