-Survives Looming War Crimes Indictment
-Independent Investigation Shows
The name of Montserrado County Senator, Geraldine Doe-Sheriff, is reportedly amongst several names of Liberians submitted to various European countries by the Global Research & Justice Project based in Liberia on allegation of war crimes charges.
According to report gathered by the Public Agenda News Paper, those who are listed by the Global Research and Justice Project would be denied visa, not only by the European countries but the American Embassy as well, and perhaps could be arrested anyone time for their alleged roles during Liberia’s brutal civil war.
-World Bank Group Announces
A dispatch dated Saturday, April 18, 2015, from Washington D.C. United States of America has disclosed that the World Bank Group (WBG) has announced that it will provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their long-term development needs.
The new WBG pledge brings the institution’s total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US $1.6 billion.
-Vows Robust Action
Justice Minister Benedict F. Sannoh, has announced that the regime of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf would not condone impunity and disruption of the peace and security of the state.
The Attorney-General asserted that the attention of the Ministry of Justice was drawn to three incidents which occurred last week in Monrovia involving motorbike riders, which according to him directly or indirectly contributed to the violence that took place in the Paynesville area and its environs on Thursday, April 16.
Foreign Minister Augustine Ngafuan, has informed the House of Representatives that government has completed the legal procedures for entry into force of an agreement between Turkey and Liberia for mutual abolition of Visas for holders of Diplomatic Passports of both countries.
In a letter to Speaker J. Alexander Tyler, which was read in Session on Thursday, Min. Ngafuan indicated that the Liberian Government’s move was in accordance with Article 12 of the Agreement.
-Pres. Obama Declares
US President Barack Obama, has observed that the Ebola epidemic is not only a health crisis, but also an economic problem.
According to him, that is part of the reason why the three hardest-hit West African nations, including Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, have their Presidents on official mission in Washington D.C.
The Presbyterian Relief Service (PRS) under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church of Liberia has donated a huge consignment of medical, assorted food items and clothes to hospitals and Ebola survivors in three of the most affected counties.
The donations were in continuation of the church’s humanitarian gesture, which it began last year during the heat of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The PRS is headed by Elder Sametta Togba-Executive Director, Elder Dr. Benjamin Harris, Board Chair and Deacon Curtis Gayflor, Project Officer.
-House’s Plenary Hearing Fails
-Complaint Deferred To Committee
“We have persistently over the time told the public that this legislature is unserious, and what you see here today is a manifestation of what we have been saying along,” were the words of student activist Omesee Mamadee Kerkulah, when he spoke to this paper yesterday on the grounds of the Capitol Building, after the dramatic but disappointing failure to convene, of a much heralded public hearing by Plenary of the House of Representatives into a complaint filed against Deputy Police chief, Commissioner Abraham Kromah.
-Liberian Man Charged For Son, 10 Death
-Placed In Protective, Solitary Confinement
Barway Edwin Collins, a 10-years-old Liberian boy, went missing after His school bus dropped him off at his Cederwood Crystal apartment in Minnesota. Moment before He was dropped off, little Barway was seen happily on his school bus video camera saying “there goes my dad and my uncle.”
Immediately after Barway’s reported missing, a state-wide search and rescue operation was initiated by the Crystal Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), The Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM), The Liberian Minister’s Association (LMA) and many other organizations and individuals.
On April 11th (24 days later), a search and rescue team uncovered the rigor mortis remains of a young person in the Mississippi river, where, investigators suspected the body of Barway to have been deposed by those who may have murdered him.
United States President Barack Obama has reiterated that the U.S. will continue to help West African countries affected by the Ebola virus until the disease is fully eradicated, saying, “we’re proud to partner with you and we intend to see this through until the job is done.”
President Obama made the statement during a meeting Wednesday at the White House in Washington, D.C. with leaders of three West African countries, worst hit by the Ebola virus disease. The leaders were Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, Alpha Conde of Guinea and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone. The meeting, according to him, was intended to “assess progress today and to look ahead.”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Liberia and the Liberia Refugee Repatriation and Resettlement Commission (LRRRC), has handed over a newly constructed clinic to residents of Dougee Town in Grand Gedeh County.
The project, constructed in response to the Dougee community residents expressed need for a clinic, includes a ten-room clinical facility, a five-room staff quarters, hand pump, placenta pit and incinerator.
At a ceremony witnessed by the Government and UN officials, local authorities and members of the host community, UNHCR’s Head of Sub Office, Mr Christopher Raymond, symbolically handed over the key to the clinic signifying the turnover of the facility to the community.