-Says Sable Mining Case Hinges On Credibility of Judiciary The Federation of Liberian Youth has warned the Judiciary to independently adjudicate cases in the country irrespective of who’s involved.
-But Liberia Chamber of Commerce Opposes The Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia Inc. (PATEL), a conglomerate of street sellers, market women and men and store owners in the country has called for total shut down of businesses in the country in protest against what it calls government’s uncontrollable imposition of taxes.
By all indications it’s now clear that the Chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome George Korkoya is not a Liberian and that he has lied under oath at the Liberian Senate, when after swearing to the Bible during confirmation hearings, said he was a Liberian citizen.
-Liberia’s Deputy Police Chief AB Kromah Clarifies Liberia’s Deputy Police Director, Abraham Kalelu Kromah has refuted news reports linking him to the former Liberia’s rebel United Liberation Movement for Democracy (ULIMO). This paper in its last Monday’s publication stated that international rights groups and some western countries have called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to dismiss Mr. Kromah for his alleged role in the former rebel faction. But Mr. Kromah in reaction to the publication stated that it is unfortunate that his sincere contribution to the peace process in Liberia has been misconstrued by detractors.
Vice President, Dr. Joseph Nyumah Boakai has thanked all Liberian diplomats for their service to the country and for the sacrifices they make in their various assignment areas. “The Foreign Ministry is that Ministry that we think a lot needs to be done. This is one area where I think that we need very seasoned people; I mean people who are very knowledgeable,” he said.
Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 83 pertaining to the Office of Ombudsman. According to an Executive Mansion release: “Whereas, Article 90 (c) of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia empowers the legislature to prescribe a Code of conduct for all public officials and employees, stipulating the acts which constitute conflict of interest or are against public policy, and penalties for violation thereof.”
Another eminent stateswoman has fallen. She was a mother and a mentor. She was a true reflection of women’s advocacy across Liberia and Africa. Indeed, our nation has lost a genuine voice and a veteran educator. This loss is too difficult to bear.
Ms. Elisabeth Hårleman, a Swedish diplomat and development worker who is the Chargé d’affaires, Embassy of Sweden has stressed the significance of women’s political participation in the upcoming elections and beyond. The Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Sweden emphasized that governments across the continent and world bodies have all agreed that the inclusion of women and girls in the decision making process is vital. According to the Swedish diplomat there can be no concrete or tangible gain made when one set of the population (women and girls) are left out.
(AP) — The skeletal remains of 27 people were all that was left of a massacre, one of many in this West African nation’s back-to-back civil wars more than a decade ago. When the United Nations handed over the bones to the government last month, it was an invitation to investigate. Instead the remains were buried quickly, without ceremony, in a site intended for victims of the Ebola virus.
“Senator Brumskine like other elites of the Taylor government enjoyed electricity and water to the exclusion of the population. The senator then lived in the luxury of Hotel Africa with electricity twenty-four hours while the surrounding areas of the hotel and other parts of Monrovia were in darkness. What did he do for the people of Liberia who did not have electricity and water, and still do not have those basic social services today? Since he campaigned for the election and served in the worst government in the history of Liberia, the records made by that government are part of his political legacy as well as all key players in that government. Given all of these developments does Brumskine truly want the Liberian people to…