Missing Fishermen Rescued By The Liberian Government

PHOTO: 4 Survivors (middle) with Coast Guard Officers and NaFAA’s DDGTS, Williams Boeh Monrovia- A crew of fishermen from the Popo Beach Fishing Community, who went missing on Friday, March 20, 2020 while fishing, have been rescued by the Liberian government through the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority(NaFAA) in collaboration with the Liberia National Coast Guard. According to a NaFAA press release issued on Friday, March 27, 2020, they were rescued after their canoe—10-15 meters in length powered by an outboard engine of 15 horse power–failed at sea. Initially, the…

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Journalists In Lofa On COVID-19 Awareness Campaign

By Tokpa Tarnue, tarnue82@gmail.com VOINJAMA, Liberia- Journalists and media owners in Lofa County Tuesday began a massive public sensitization across the county to buttress ongoing efforts by government to provide public education on preventive measure against the coronavirus (COVID19). The exercise under the auspices of the Community Volunteers Initiative Lofa or COVIL, is expected to cover towns and villages in the county, with the activities focusing largely on further propagating current preventive messages released by the Health Ministry. According to COVIL spokesman Tokpa Tarnue, they will print and distribute 10,000…

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CENTAL Rejects Weah’s Nomination of Cllr. Edwin Martin To Head LACC

PHOTO: Cllr. Edwin Martin, LACC boss designate President George Weah’s latest nominee to head the LACC has been been rejected by a leading anti graft watchdog group in Liberia, the Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL). CENTAL has called on President Weah to rescind the appointment of Counselor Edwin Kla Martin as the Executive Chairman of the Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC), who currently serves as County Attorney of Montserrado. The Center’s Executive Director, Anderson Miamen, said investigation conducted has shown that Counselor Martin and Commissioner Aba Hamilton-Dolo…

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WFP Liberia COVID-19 Initiative: Installs Video Conferencing System to Reduce Crowded Meetings

United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Representative in Liberia and Country Director, Ms. Karla Hershey says the UN food agency is in full readiness to assist the government and people of Liberia roll back the coronavirus attack. She was speaking following the completion of the installation of a video conferencing system at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL).  NPHIL is the central coordination point of the Incident Management System (IMS) that is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement quotes the WFP Country Representative as saying…

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Falling Tree Kills 62-Year-Old Man In Grand Kru County, Liberia

PHOTO of the tree that caused the tragedy Reports from Buah District in Liberia’s southeastern Grand Kru County say  62-year-old man  identified as Henry Jarka  has died, after a tree fell on him. The tragic accident happened in Chewriken, Buah Statutory District on Thursday Morning, March 26 over 600 kilometers from Monrovia. Eyewitnesses told this news outlet via mobile phone, that Jarka was cutting a tree behind his house in the town, when it suddenly fell on him. Mr. Jarka was reportedly later pronounced dead and the Liberia National Police authorities later…

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Liberia Civil Society Platform Wants Gov’t Respect Rights, Amid COVID-19 Restrictions

By Augustine Octavius, augustineoctavius@gmail.com The Civil Society Advocacy Human Rights Platform of Liberia has advanced a six count recommendation calling the on the government to ensure the respect for human rights, in the wake of the introduction of unprecedented measures in combating coronavirus in the country. Among other things, the Platform announced the constitution of a national task force purposely to monitor and document health and human rights violations during the and after the pandemic in Liberia. Addressing a press conference after a meeting of the human rights communityin Monrovia…

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MNG Gold Kicks Off $150K Clinic Construction In Bong County, Liberia

PHOTO: MNG Gold General Manager Cem Koray Yagci at the groundbreaking By Emmanuel Mafelah, mafelahemmanuel29@gmail.com GBARNGA, Liberia- Citizens of District One in Kokoyah Statutory District, Bong County, have all reasons to laugh, thanks to the Turkish Gold mining company, MNG Gold. The   company operating has broken grounds for the construction of a clinic facility which estimated cost is US$150,000.00. The project is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility support to the citizens for extracting gold from the community. MNG Gold’s General Manager Cem Koray Yagci, said the clinic, when…

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OPINION: Charles Taylor Was Not A Democratic President

-First Reply to George Mulbah Assertion that the NPP-led Taylor Regime Governed Democratically By Worlea Saywah Dunah In a post congratulating President Sirleaf for the launch of her foundation, I opined that Liberia has had only two constitutional and democratic presidents in President Weah and President Sirleaf. This assertion angered the former NPFL operative and current NPP official, George Mulbah, who among other things accused me of harboring eternal hatred for his organization, the NPFL/NPP; and that I am showing ingratitude to an institution that made numerous sacrifices for Nimba.…

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Court Gives Jonathan Williams Life Sentence For Killing Journalist Tyron Browne

PHOTO: L-R Late Journalist Browne and Convict Williams By Garmah Never Lomo in Tubmanburg, Liberia The convicted killer of young Liberian Journalist, Tyron Browne, Mr. Jonathan Williams has today, Thursday, March 26, 2020 been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court in the Bomi County capital, Tubmanbur, nearly 71 kilometers west of Monrovia. Judge Nancy Sammy announced the sentence several days after she handed down a guilty verdict for Williams, after ruling that the prosecution had provided convincing evidence to prove the crime of…

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NEC Chair Designate, Nwabudike Hits Back: “Patriotism, Actions, Not Claims”

By David S. Menjor President George Weah last weekend announced a new batch of appointees within his government, prominent among them is a nominee to replace the National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya. Cllr. A. Ndubusi Nwabudike’s appointment as the NEC new Chairman has since been greeted with a barrage of criticisms and skepticisms from many quarters not only over the issue of shared loyalty and patriotism—but his nationality has been brought into question by some. One of the cynics is Sinoe County Representative, Nagbe Sloh who referred…

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