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“DON’T IGNORE US” – AT-RISK YOUTH LEADER TELLS A NATIONAL DIALOGUE

Monrovia – “When we get in trouble, nobody listens to us, they just condemn us and put us in jail right away, nobody asks us questions about the case’’, says T. Armstrong Joe, Deputy Spokesperson of the At-Risk Youth (Zogos).  He spoke on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at a National Stakeholders Dialogue organized by Youth Crime Watch of Liberia, with support from the Carter Center and funding from the Government of Sweden, held on the theme ‘’the Current status, challenges, and prospects of Youth and Access to Justice in Liberia’’.  …

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Politics 

LIBERIA: GOVT BACKS DOWN, RELEASES JETHRO KOLLIE FROM PRISON

By Socrates S. Saywon – Jethro Kollie of the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) has been released from the Monrovia Central Prison,  minutes after the University of Liberia campus-based Student Unification Party (SUP) stormed the Monrovia Central Prison, demanding the release of Kollie. On Monday Jethro Kollie was sent to prison after the Monrovia City Court failed to grant him bail following multiple charges from Liberia National Police (LNP). The Liberia National Police (LNP) had earlier charged Kollie for allegedly raising “false public alarms” and making “false statements” through his…

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LIBERIA: CLLR. CEPHUS EXPRESSES FEAR FOR HIS LIFE

Monrovia – Liberia’s Solicitor General (SG), Cllr. Sayma Syrenius Cephus has expressed fear for his life and the lives of members of his family including his wife and children, for what he calls a threat being posed to their lives by certain individuals in the Liberian society, over the allegation that he kills virgin girls for ritualistic purpose. In an elongated letter, a copy of which this writer is privy to, dated 25 September 2021, and addressed to his boss, Justice Minister, Cllr. Frank Musah Dean, Cephus claims Messrs. Kabineh…

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Sports 

LFA AWARDS TEDDY KOLLIE AS BEST GOALKEEPER

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has named Heaven Eleven goalkeeper Teddy Kollie as the male best goalkeeper for the 2020/2021 Orange national league.  The LFA has also apologized to Nimba Kwado goalkeeper Mohammed Kanu, who was named as the best goalkeeper at the LFA 2021 awards ceremony at the ministerial complex in Congo Town on 2 October, for any inconvenience it may have caused him or the club.   In a letter to the two clubs on 6 October, LFA secretary-general Isaac Montgomery said records from the competitions department showed that…

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28% OF LIBERIANS SAY THE JUDICIARY IS MOST PRONE TO CORRUPTION

By Socrates S. Saywon – The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) through its State of Corruption (SCORE) Report 2021 on the Judiciary outlined the issue of corruption that entangled that branch of the Liberian government. According to the report, 28% of Liberians said that court services are most prone to corruption – the court services rank fourth among services more prone to corruption. Court services are dispensed by the Judiciary—the branch of government concerned with the interpretation of laws. There is an absolute prohibition of corruption within the Liberian Judiciary. The…

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Sports 

LIBERIA: HANDBALL FEDERATION DECRIES LACK OF SUPPORT

Handball is one of the fastest-growing and fourth sports in Liberia behind football, basketball, and tennis. But handball is the least supporting sport in the country despite being the fastest-growing game. The secretary-general of the Liberia Handball Federation Hadji Musa A. Sesay says since his ascension to leadership, the Federation has not received a dime from the government to support the game. However, he says his dream is to decentralize handball in the 2021/2022 league. Sesay emphasizes that decentralizing the game in at least six counties including Margibi, Bomi, Grand…

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Politics 

LIBERIA: COURT SENDS ANC PARTISAN HARRIS TO JAIL

By Socrates S. Saywon – Jethro Harris has been sent to jail at the Monrovia Central Prison after the Monrovia City Court failed to grant the opposition Alternative National Congress (ANC) partisan bail following multiple charges from Liberia National Police (LNP). The Liberia National Police (LNP) charged Harris for allegedly raising “false public alarms” and making “false statements” through his Facebook post alleging ritualistic killings across the country. ANC standard-bearer and main opposition Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) constituent member Mr. Alexander B. Cummings was present at the court Monday and…

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lone stars Sports 

BUTLER NAMES 23-MEN SQUAD FOR WORLD CUP TIE WITH CAPE VERDE

  Coach Peter Butler has called up twenty-three (23) players for back-to-back 2022 Qatar World Cup Qualifiers with Group C Opponents Cape Verde in Ghana on Thursday, 7 October with the correspondent fixture three days later on the island. The list includes nineteen (19) players retained by the Brit after the first two rounds of matches in which the Lone Star secured 3 points from a possible 6 and four (4) new inclusions in the second preliminary round of the campaign. The 55-year-old stuck with eight ( of his selections…

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the streets of monrovia Op-ed 

Liberia: A Horror Movie – how did we get here? Ritual Killings in Liberia on the rise as election comes

  By Fahnie S. Kollie  Liberia has been known to be a peaceful and calm country since the end of the civil war in August 2003. In fact, it is often referred to as a Sweet Land of Liberty. But is this maxim or aphorism still true today?  Mysterious deaths and ritualistic killings were visible during President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s administration. But why has it drastically increased during this administration? Why now and what’s going on? After the ascendency of ex-soccer Legend George M. Weah in 2018, Liberians were promised and…

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Politics 

SUP DEMANDS IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF JETHRO HARRIS

PRESS STATEMENT  – SUP extends fraternal revolutionary anniversary felicitations to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL); demands the immediate release of Cde. Jethro Saylah Kangar Harris; mandates all of its ideologues to change their social media profile pictures to the party’s logo. Comrades and friends, members of the fourth estate, brothers and sisters: The Vanguard Student Unification Party ceases the moment to extend white-hot revolutionary felicity to the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on its 57th Anniversary Celebration which was graced fortnight ago in the bread-basket county of Liberia. The…

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