Liberia Chairs the African Group at the United Nations

–Ambassador Kemayah now presides New York- Liberia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr. has taken over the chairmanship of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations for the month of December 2019, the Liberian Mission says in a press statement. The Liberian envoy assumed the post on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. As Chairman for the month, Ambassador Kemayah will coordinate the affairs of the African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations and serve as its official spokesperson at…

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ALJA urges Legislature to reject Weah’s new banknotes printing request

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA- The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is urging the Liberia National Legislature to unanimously reject President George Manneh Weah’s recent request submitted to that august body for the printing of 35 billion Liberian banknotes. The Executive branch of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) government is seeking legislative approval for the replacement of the current Liberian currency on the market with new banknotes. The request forms part of reported efforts by the Weah administration for the revival of the ailing Liberian economy. However, ALJA…

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Liberia Mental Health Advocacy Program highlights progress, challenges and impacts

By Edwin M. Fayia, III,fayiaedwin@gmail.com An Advocacy group, Mental Health Leadership Advocacy Program has provided a comprehensive report, highlighting some useful progress, challenges and impacts on the overall mental initiatives in Liberia. During the program held at a local resort in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor, Liberia MHLAP country facilitator, Mrs. Sametta Thomas pointed out that significant progress in mental health patients’ care, caregivers and service providers were made during the period under review. She also reminded the gathering of health stakeholders and other trainers of the MHLAP program in…

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Liberian Int’l music star Kanvee presents AFRIMA Award to Embassy in Abuja

-Ahead of Monrovia Thanksgiving Concert Abuja- Liberia’s foremost international Gospel musician and double winner of the 2019 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Kanvee Adams and Daar Communications have formally presented the two awards to Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conteh. A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says the formal presentation ceremony took place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 in the chancery of the Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. The presentation of the awards comes few days to the holding of a ‘Thanksgiving Musical Concert’ slated to be held this weekend in Monrovia…

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Justice in motion for 3 men killed in Maryland Co. “Sassywood”

-As Judge allows change of venue By Garmah Never Lomo, garmahlomo@gmail.com The 4th Judicial Circuit court in Maryland County has granted a change of venue motion filed by state lawyer. Those accused are charged with criminal conspiracy and murder. In jungle justice-style earlier this year, the three men (whose photos are shown above) recently became victims of a trial by ordeal and were executed after being subjected to mob/jungle justice in the town of Barrobo, Maryland County, southeastern Liberia and citizens are calling on the government to put a stop…

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Veteran Liberian Journalist, Ex-PUL President Sam Van Kesselly is dead

-PUL saddened by his passing Monrovia, Liberia- The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is saddened by the death of Mr Sam Van Kesselly, Sr., former President of the PUL, an announcement from the Journalists Union said on Wednesday. Mr. Van Kesselly was 65 Years old. This sad event occurred on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at his residence in Barnesville Estate. The fallen Liberian Journalist worked with and edited a number of Liberian newspapers including the Daily Star, Daily Observer, the News and the Liberian Diaspora. The remains of the veteran journalist have been deposited at the Abraham Robert Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements. the…

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As Lawmakers decide on printing new money, Min. Tweah promises efficient financial mang.

By Augustine Octavius,augustineoctavius@gmail.com Lawmakers at the Liberian Senate returned to a Special Sitting on Tuesday with Senate President Pro Tempore, Albert Chie confirming that one of the reasons President Weah called this extraordinary session is to make a decision on the printing of new Liberian banknotes. During this period, the Senate will also conduct confirmation hearing for the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) designate, Mr. Jolue Alloysiur Tarlue and “ratification of the key financial instruments, which will help revive the economy.” Pro Tempore Chie also said this special sitting will…

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Women living with HIV in Liberia speak up to Government:

–“Nothing for us without us” Women living with HIV in Liberia refuse to be silent on issues affecting them and have called on the government to address their plight. A report from the National AIDS Commission in Liberia says 22,000 women are being affected by HIV. The keynote Speaker for this year’s world AIDS Day in Liberia has told the National AIDS Commission and other government institutions responding to HIV and AIDS to put people living with the HIV at the forefront of interventions in curtailing the spread of the…

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Cllr. Charles Brumskine: The Late Liberian Senate Pro-Tempore I Knew

By Moses D. Sandy,Mds66.sandy@aol.com /Cell:302-494-4688 Interment for the late Standard Bearer of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) and Senior Partner of the Monrovia based Brumskine and Associates law firm, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, is scheduled for December 14, 2019, in Upper Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. According to an obituary from the Brumskine family, the body of the late Liberian Senate Pro Tempore will be laid to rest at the Upper Buchanan Cemetery. In preparation for a befitting funeral rite, the body of the late Cllr. Brumskine is expected to be…

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Cllr. Jallah Barbu says Justice Min. misleading people on illegality of “Weah Step Down” Protest

Dr. Jallah Barbu, a renowned Liberian Lawyer and University of Liberia Law School Professor has debunked claims made by Justice Minister Cllr. Musa Dean that the planned December 30 “Weah step down” protest is unconstitutional. On Monday, December 2,3019, the Ministry of Justice rejected the Council of Patriots’ (COP) request to carry out its planned ’WEAH STEP DOWN’ protest expected to take place on 30 December,2019, terming it as unconstitutional and potentially treasonous. Justice Minister Dean said the Supreme Court of Liberia had ruled that such an action is unconstitutional…

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