Standoff between Margibi Lawmaker and official over illegal Land sales

-Victims pursue legal course By David S. Menjor,Davidmenjor921@gmail.com The Land Administrator of Margibi County, Mr. Joe Dorah is said to be involved in dubious land deals, with claims coming from a Lawmaker, but the land official says he’s innocent. Documents in the possession of this Reporter from few of the victims as well as the offices of the County Superintendent, Jerry Varney, and District #1 Representative, Tibelrosa S. Tarponweh, reveal that Mr. Dorah has collected tens of thousands of United States Dollars as payments for parcels of land without delivering…

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Wildlife in Liberia under serious threat

By Moses R. Quollin, quollinmoses@gmail.com  (Environmental Journalist, Liberia Forest Media Watch LFMW) +231770922412/+231880922412 First, the photos above are those of a dead Pygmy Hippo killed around the Krahn-Grebo-Tai National Park and one of the four recently killed elephants in the Sapo National Park as was discovered without its tusks. Despite huge international support to help protect Liberia’s wildlife and sustainable management of the forestry sector, Liberia is said to be continuously losing her unique species, mostly the critically endangered ones. According to experts, recent observations showed that the country wildlife…

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‘Justice without tribalism and discrimination’- Maryland Co. Judge vows

-As 4th Judicial Circuit Court opens in Harper with 27 cases on the Docket By Charles Gbayor,charlesmenlor@gmail.com HARPER, Liberia- Twenty seven cases are on the Docket of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Harper, Maryland County in southeastern Liberia, the Judge has disclosed as the court officially opens for the November A.D 2019 term. The docket is crowded with Criminal Facilitation and Thief of Property case (13), while there are 14 civil cases. According to the Resident Circuit Judge, Nelson Tokpa, the Court will do everything in it power to render Justice to the Liberian…

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Liberia’s FPA Editor Rodney Sieh wins Int’l. Press Freedom Prize

The Publisher and Editor of one of Liberia’s leading dailies, FrontpageAfrica, Mr. Rodney Sieh has become the latest winner of the X-International Press Fredom Prize in Malaga, Spain. This outstanding Liberian Journalist received the International Press Freedom Award 2019, presented on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the Rectorate of the University of Malaga. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Sieh said: “My work follows a long line of patriarchs in my family that have been the source of my inspiration and my motivation.” While paying tribute to his staff at FrontpageAfrica,…

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Accountant-turned farmer Alex Siafa begins harvesting rice and vegetables

By Edwin M. Fayia, III A Liberian Accountant, Alexander T.M. Siafa, a resident of Freetown Community of Brewerville and owner of ten plots of swamp land planted for a 90-day period has produced several bags of high quality rice. In an exclusive interview with www.newspublictrust.com over the weekend, the Accountant-turned Peri-urban farmer at Moulton Corner where the swamp land is situated, pointing out that the second phase of his food security drive will shortly begin. He will be planting of variety of vegetables such as okra, cucumber, garden eggs, bitter…

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Liberia, China reaffirm commitment to fruitful relations

Monrovia, Liberia – A visiting delegation of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China has, together with the Liberian Government, reconfirmed unwavering commitment to fruitful diplomatic relations underpinned by the One-China Policy, the Executive Mansion says. The four-man delegation, headed by Mr. Wu Weihua, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC, met with the Acting Chair of the Cabinet and Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Mr. Nathaniel F. McGill, and with an array of Government officials Monday at the Cecil Dennis Auditorium, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Welcoming…

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Citizens in Margibi decide on usage of County Social Dev. Fund

By Moses M. Tokpah,mosesmtokpah@gmail.com KAKATA, Liberia- Citizens of Margibi 2nd electoral District over the weekend gathered in the Town Hall of Dolo Town to make determination on the usage of the China Union Social Development Fund in the tone of seven hundred and fifty thousand (US$750,000) and money allocated in the 2019/2020 national budget. This also includes the over US$200,000 County Development Fund and the US$56,000 Firestone Land rental fee. The citizens also made determination on the usage of the remaining amount from the one hundred thousand United States dollars…

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Circuit Judge Barkon wants Death Penalty re-introduced, amidst rise in murder cases

By Never G. Lomo, BUCHANAN, Liberia- The Judge of the 2nd Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County, Joe S. Barkon has called on state actors in Liberia to re-introduce the implementation of the death penalty, amidst of high increase in murder cases. Judge Barkon made the disclosure when he delivered his charge at the formal opening of the November term of Court on the second Monday in November A. D. 2019. Speaking at the ceremony, Judge Barkon said even though on the 31st of August 2005, Liberia acceded to…

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ALJA calls for speedy Resolution of Injunction placed on PUL’s elections

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA– The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is calling for the expeditious resolution of the “notice of injunction and temporary restraining order’ placed on the elections of officers of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) by the sixth judicial Circuit Court of Montserrado County. A stay order was placed on the elections, which was in progress at the PUL headquarters in Monrovia last Saturday. The process is suspended as members of the Union await the court’s decision In a Press Release issued on Sunday, November…

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On what basis did Criminal Court ‘C’ acquit former NHA boss, others?

Criminal Court ‘C’ at the Temple of Justice over the weekend acquitted the National Housing Authority boss Duannah Siryon along with his deputies, Tugbeh C. Tugbeh, Isaac Roberts, Augustine Weah and Emmanuel Tapsoba to be identified. Their acquittal now leaves one person allegedly linked to the scandal, Augustine Weah at large. Augustine Weah, who claims to be a cousin of President George Weah, a claim the Liberian government has since denied, is currently said to be in the United States. Mr. Weah told the Voice of America last week that…

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