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Paynesville – Nancy Miller, believe to be in her early 40’s, was one of those joyous graduates, who Wednesday walked out of the Undergraduate section of the University of Liberia. However, this joy was short lived when she and seven others, including two adult males, where found dead on the morning of Thursday, February 25, […] The post Liberia: Day after Graduation Celebration, 8 Members of One Family Found Dead in House appeared first on FrontPageAfrica.

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HARPER, Maryland County — President George Manneh Weah has broken ground for the construction of a petroleum storage terminal facility (PST) as he commissioned the Harper Port refurbishment project on Thursday. The PST is expected to be constructed within a period of two years at an estimated cost of US$6 million.

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Capitol Hill, Monrovia – The House of Representatives has approved a US$24.3 million supplementary budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 to enable government deliver on programs that are critically in need of funds.

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Monrovia — The prosecution case in the Finnish war crimes trial of Gibril Massaquoi, holding sessions in Liberia this month, has struggled with inconsistencies in the testimonies of witnesses to events that happened as long as 20 years ago.

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MONROVIA – The Liberian Senate has ordered the Minister of Justice to withdraw a communication served the National Elections Commission (NEC) by Solicitor General Sayma Syrenius Cephas which instructed the NEC not to certificate Mr.

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MONROVIA – Senator J. Milton Teahjay on Thursday made a startling revelation that the National Port Authority (NPA) headed by Mr. Bill Twehway, has committed to pay US$40,000 to the National Elections Commission for the purpose of recounting ballots in the county.

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MONROVIA — BETTOMAX Liberia formally launched its Web and Mobile Application to sports betting and games of chance players over the weekend at the company’s Head Office on 3rd Street in Sinkor.

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Kakata, Margibi County – Andrew Tellewoyen, the Census Coordinator at the Liberia Institute of Statistic Geo-Information Services (LISGIS) says despite the delay in the conduct of the National Population and Housing Census, his team is fully prepared with new ideas to have the 2021 census conducted in a more advanced way.

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MONROVIA – A civil society organization, the Mano River Youth Network of Liberia (MaRioNet Liberia) recently launched its community awareness campaign on the prevention of the coronavirus disease and to end violence against children.

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Harper, Maryland County – Acting Public Works Minister Ruth Coker has hailed the completion of phase one of the Fish Town- Harper Road in southeastern Liberia, saying it is “contributing greatly to the growth and development of the region.

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Monrovia — Lofa County Senator-elect Brownie Samukai heaved a sigh of relief Wednesday, February 24, 2021 as the Supreme Court upheld the ruling from the National Elections Commission (NEC) declaring him winner of the December 8 Special Senatorial elections.

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BELLINZONA, Switzerland – The war crimes trial of Alieu Kosiah was thrown into turmoil on Thursday as one of the Liberian witnesses flown to Switzerland to testify on Kosiah’s behalf told the court he will not return to Liberia because his life is in danger because of his testimony.

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KAMPALA –– The African Development Bank Group’s new country manager in Uganda, Mr. Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, formally presented his letters of accreditation to Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa in Kampala on 19 February 2021.

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Capitol Hill, Monrovia – Plenary of the House of Representative has mandated its Committee on Public Works to launch an inquiry into the abrupt standstill of the Gbarnga-Konia highway project. Plenary’s decision was based on a communication jointly written by several lawmakers of Lofa County calling for the House’s intervention over the delay in the […] The post Liberia: House Launches Inquiry over Delay of Gbarnga-Konia Road Construction Project appeared first on FrontPageAfrica.

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MONROVIA – The Director-General of Liberia’s National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), Madam Emma Metieh Glassco is admonishing all governments consistent with international best practices and for the safety of fishing crew to ratify the 2012 Cape Town Agreement.

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Washington D.C. — The Embassy of Liberia in Washington D.C.  in collaboration with the Consulate General in New York and Honorary Consulates in Atlanta and Minnesota will on June 30, 2021 host The Liberia Business and Investment forum.

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Monrovia – West Oil Investment Liberia Limited is proud of its record of making meaningful contributions to the Liberian economy through regular payment of taxes. While not the biggest importer of petroleum, West Oil has been the most consistent in both import of petroleum and payment of taxes.

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Paynesville – The head of the St. Kizito Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Monrovia, the Reverend Father Ambrose D. Kroma has cautioned his congregation to strictly adhere to all safety measures imposed by the Parish in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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By Joaquin Sendolo with New Narratives MONROVIA, Liberia – The Finnish court hearing the war crimes case against former Revolutionary United Front commander Gibril Massaquoi heard from two witnesses on Wednesday who said they saw Massaquoi murder their relatives during the Liberian civil war.

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Monrovia – The government of Liberia through the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) and its secretariat, the Copyright Society of Liberia (COSOL) has begun an inspection and enforcement exercise of businesses trading in audio and audio-visual contents to remove pirated copyright materials from the stream of Liberia commerce.

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Capitol Hill, Monrovia —  Citizens of Margibi County through their Legislative Caucus are calling for a review of the existing drug law of Liberia to make drug abuse a nonbailable offense. The law is currently under review by the 54th Legislature for possible amendment.

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Dorgbor Town, Gbi-Doru – Citizens of Gbi-Doru Administrative District in Nimba County have petitioned President George Manneh to lead the campaign to grant their area a county status amid “years of neglects and underdevelopment.

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ACCRA, Ghana – The first wave of COVID-19 vaccines has arrived in Ghana through the COVAX initiative. “Today marks the historic moment for which we have been planning and working so hard.” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H.

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MONROVIA — At long last, the ailing Sergeant of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), who was electrocuted while on duty, George Kaifa, has been flown out of the country for advance medical treatment.

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 Monrovia – Teach For Liberia (TFL) is excited to announce the commencement of our recruitment season! Our aim this year is to recruit 35 young professionals into the third cohort of our Leadership Development Fellowship.

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Nigeria, Bauchi State –  Development Journalist and Environmental Justice Advocate of Liberia, Moses R. Quollin is appointed as national director of the Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (Global ECC Initiative) in Liberia.

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Monrovia — The Confiscation Unit of the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) with the aid of the Wildlife and Conservation Reporters Network have arrested a man for selling a Duiker (Baby Dear), one of the protected animals in Liberia.

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On 8 February, the World Maritime University Alumni Association of Liberia (WMUAAL) presented a donation to the WMU Endowment Fund. The virtual event was hosted in cooperation between WMUAAL and the Swedish Embassy in Monrovia and brought together the majority of Liberian graduates.

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Monrovia — IRC Liberia has received a $17.8 million grant from USAID; the United States Agency for International Development to support the government of Liberia’s National Community Health Program. Approximately 29% of the Liberian population, and 60% of the rural population live more than 5km from a health facility.

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MONROVIA — Liberians hold gloomy views of the direction of the country, the country’s economic conditions, and their personal living conditions. But they are split on whether protests are an effective way to influence political leaders and policies, a new Afrobarometer survey shows.

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