Learning From The Mistakes Of 2014

YESTERDAY, THE NATIONAL Elections Commission (NEC) began a two-day conference of political parties and civil society organizations on Lesson Learnt from the Special Senatorial Election. The conference seeks to identify and document stakeholders’ perspective on the successes and challenges that marked the Special Senatorial Election. Marking remarks, a representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) called for an improved electoral management system for the smooth conduct of the 2017

Looking Into The Bong Citizens' Concern

RECENTLY, THE CHAIRMAN of the Bong County Technical College, Parents Association and the President of the Bong County Motorcycle Union, Mr. Sam Elliot called on Central Government to help in the completion of the Bong County Technical College Complex. SPEAKING ON THE campus of the college recently, Mr. Elliot said, since the establishment of the college by an Act of the National Legislature in 2012, the college has been operating

Taking Cue From The President's Statement

PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON-SIRLEAF, speaking at Liberia’s 168th Independence Day celebration in Greenville, Sinoe County, has called on Liberians to resolve in their hearts to love their country, protect the country’s heritage and pledge anew to the true ideal of service to the nation. THE LIBERIAN LEADER who was speaking yesterday stressed that as Liberians gathered to celebrate another year in our statehood, the 168th Independence Anniversary of the existence of

Liberia's 168th Anniversary Must Help Sustain The Peace

PRESIDENT ELLEN JOHNSON Sirleaf has by proclamation declared Sunday, July 26, 2015 as Independence Day to be celebrated throughout the Republic as a National Holiday. THE PROCLAMATION, HOWEVER, added that since the Day falls on Sunday, it will be commemorated on Monday, July 27, 2015. According to an Executive Mansion release, the official festive celebration will take place under the Theme: “Celebrating Our Community As A Strong Foundation For Accelerated

Making Use Of The Fruit Of The Tree

YESTERDAY, WHILE EULOGIZING fallen Muslim Cleric, Sheikh KafumbaKonneh, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf described the late scholar as a giant tree that has fallen. THE LIBERIAN LEADER said, “When a giant tree falls in the forest, its falling impacts other trees of that forest. President Sirleaf who along with senior Government officials as well as political leaders in the country attended the homegoing celebration of Sheikh KafumbaKonneh yesterday described the late Sheikh

Let’s strengthen The Fight Against Ebola

The Ministry of Health through the Chief Medical Officer, Doctor Francis Ketter, yesterday disclosed that sixteen people are currently quarantined in the A.B. Tolbert community in Paynesville, following the death of an Ebola patient. Doctor Ketter said the latest Ebola patient from A. B. Tolbert Road is in connection with the recent case involving the seventeen-year old boy who died in Margibi County noting that there are four confirmed cases

Taking the Gongloe's Challenge Seriously

CLLR. TIAWON GONGLOE has challenged journalists in the country that If deliberate effort is not made by journalists, editors, publishers and the Press Union of Liberia, to curtail the frequency of giving information to the public that is not true, then the journalism profession risks being considered harmful than good for the Liberian people. SPEAKING LAST FRIDAY at the annual awards of the Press Union of Liberia, Cllr. Gongloe pointed

Consultation Rather Than Confrontation

LAST WEEK, HUNDREDS of students took to the streets of Monrovia creating serious traffic jam by barricading the convoy in which President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was commuting from an occasion in Sinkor thereby prompting her to walk with the students from City Hall to her Foreign Ministry offices. ACCORDING TO REPORTS gathered, the students had earlier converged on the premises of the Capitol Building in expectance that the Liberian leader

Doing Something For The “Crazy” People

The World Health Organization is hosting a two-day International meeting on Technical Consultation on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for People Affected by the Ebola Virus Disease.The aims and objectives of the meeting are to strengthen, prepare and respond to plans with regards to the social and mental health consequences of the Ebola virus outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. WHO organized the international conference to help the Ministries

Welcoming Liberia's GIABA Move, But

REPORTS REACHING MONROVIA says Liberia has scored high marks at the just ended West Africa Anti-money Laundering Group (GIABA) Plenary held in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire from May 18 to May 23. The GIABA PLENARY COMMENDED LIBERIA for taking significant steps at the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing in the country. The report also noted that the GIABA Plenary maintained Liberia on the Regular Expedited Follow- Up Process and