Liberian Justice Ministry on the controversial Death Penalty

By Augustine Octavius, augustineoctavius@gmail.com Deputy Justice Minister Nyenati Tuan has said Liberia’s maintenance of the death penalty is solely for the deterrence but does not have anybody currently on death roll in the country. He added that courts in Liberia has rendered judgments in criminal cases such as murder, arm robbery, terrorism and hijacking purposely for the consolidation of peace. Minister Tuan spoke at a two-day roundtable forum in Monrovia this week organized by the Action by Christian for the Abolition of Torture and Death Penalty in collaboration French Development…

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In move to print new money: Weah again breaches Liberia’s Constitution

-But Procedural error said to be corrected By Mark N. Mengonfia- mmenginfia@gmail.com It appears like Liberian President; George M. Weah has identified the constitutional breach he committed in his request to print new Liberia Banknotes, as the 16 billion Liberian dollars scandal still remains unresolved. With some 21 million Liberian dollar said to currently be in circulation, the CDC government is pushing for the printing of 35 million new Liberian dollar banknotes. Since coming to power on January 22, 2018, President Weah has come under serious criticisms for acts said…

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20 more years in jail for Convicts in Sinoe women Torture Case

By Garmah Never Lomo,garmahlomo@gmail.com BUCHANAN, Liberia- From an initial sentence of 25 years, seven men convicted of torturing and humiliating three women (one of whom died later) in Liberia’s southeastern Sinoe County now get an additional 20 more years in jail. The Second Judicial Circuit Court in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County has amended the sentence, putting their total number of years imprisonment at 45. The initial sentence was announced on September 5,2019. Torture is a basic human rights violation under both the Liberian Constitution and the Universal Declaration of…

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European Union consoles Liberia, as nearly 30 Paynesville fire victims are buried

-President Weah declares Day of National Mourning Today (Thursday) September 19, 2019 has been declared a day of National Mourning by the Liberian leader President George Manneh Weah, in a Proclamation released by the Executive Mansion Wednesday evening, while the European Union (EU) missions  in Monrovia issued a joint statement consoling the Liberian nation on the tragedy. “We are deeply saddened to have learnt of the tragic fire which occurred in the Bassa Town Quranic Recitation Center in the early hours of Wednesday in the Bassa Community in Paynesville in…

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About 52 Liberian Lawmakers already signed Resolution for War, Econ. Crimes Court

–Nimba County Lawmakers withholding their Signatures By Mark N. Mengonfia- mmenginfia@gmail.com Since Liberian President George M. Weah wrote members of the Liberian Legislature requesting the establishment of a War and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia, about 52 members of the House of Representatives have already signed to ensure that the Court is established in this post conflict country. The Liberian civil war officially ended in 2013, after some 250,000 people were killed but the perpetrators have so far not been brought to book. Members of this august body are soliciting…

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Project to preserve Crawfish population in St. Paul River undertaken by MCA-L

Monrovia- An environmental project that will help avert the decline in the population of prawns, locally known as crawfish, in the St. Paul River on which the Mt. Coffee Hydro Dam is built, the Millennium Challenge Account-Liberia has announced. MCA-L Director of Environment and Social Performance, Paul Kennedy said his institution is carrying out the project, according to a press release from the US-funded entity. Mr. Kennedy made the disclosure at a recent retreat of the country`s Environmental Sector Working Group in Kakata, Margibi County,  where he chronicled the efforts…

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Nearly 30 children perish in fire, Pres. Weah consoles the bereaved

Monrovia, Liberia – Reports say 27 children have been burnt to death in a fire disaster in the Monrovia suburb of Paynesville along with a male adult, prompting President George Weah to visit the scene of the disaster early Wednesday morning. So far, the cause of the fire is not known, but the National Fire Service and the Liberia National Police are investigating the incident. Dr. George Manneh Weah on September 18, 2019, visited the scene of the fire disaster that reportedly left 28 children charred to death, promising the Muslim…

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Go-Slow threat from Teachers in Central Liberia

By Emmanuel Mafelah,mafelahemmanuel29@gmail.com GBARNGA, Liberia -The National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) Bong County branch has threatened to go-slow due to what they called huge reduction of public school teachers’ salaries across the Country. Teachers in the counties have been complaining that their salaries have been reduced by the government of Liberia through the so-called salary harmonization exercise. Speaking with www.newspublictrust.com in the central Liberian city of Gbarnga recently, NTAL President Mr. Hanson Dolo said “Teachers of this County will abandon their various classes because cutting our salaries in my…

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Amid hard times, NGO gives kids Scholarships & financial aid to women

By Augustine Octavius,augustineoctavius@gmail.com With the increasingly difficult economic situation being faced in Liberia today, many school-age children may just not be able to sit in class this academic semester. But thanks to the Prison Fellowship Liberia with support from the California -based Keyara’s Gift, a number of them are among the lucky ones. The group has awarded scholarships to hundreds of young people and provided financial assistance to less fortunate women in four counties in Liberia. The fellowship’s Country Director, Reverend Francis Kollie disclosed that the scholarship program covered the…

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Alarming: “Liberia losing Millions to illegal Fishing”

-Says NaFAA Deputy DG, as FAO pledges continuous support The Deputy Director General for Technical Services at the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority of Liberia (NaFAA) has said that the Liberia is losing millions in revenues to illegal fishing. Mr. William Y. Boeh was speaking Monday at a local hotel in Monrovia at the start of a week-long workshop to formulate a National Strategy and Action Plan at for compliance with the 2009 FAO agreement on the Port State Measure. It is to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported and…

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