November 2015


Rep. Tingba of Nimba County

Rep. Tingban ‘Committed to UP’

For all the political heavyweights that have recently ditched the ruling Unity Party to hopefully better position themselves for the 2017 elections, every so often there comes a respite suggesting that the incumbent party may be down but certainly not out.

In an uncanny pledge of allegiance, Nimba County District #9 Representative, R. Matenokay Tingban -- who left the UP after he lost the primaries in 2011 and won the same seat as an independent -- has declared his commitment to the Unity Party.


Commissioner General Tamba and some of her principal deputies to be arrested for refusal to reinstate ten employees

Where is LRA Boss?

A day after the Supreme Court ordered the immediate arrest and imprisonment of the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Madam Elfreida Stewart-Tamba, her whereabouts remain unknown, court officials said.

The Supreme Court Justice-In-Chambers, Kabineh Ja’neh, on Wednesday, ordered Madam Tamba and some of her principal deputies, including Assistant Commissioner for Human Resource, Joyce Johnson-Dolo, to be arrested.


President Sirleaf holds talks with the new Ambassador of the Republic of Sudan, H.E. Mr. Babikir Elsiddig Mohammed Elamin

Six New Ambassadors Present Letters of Credence

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the Letters of Credence from six new Ambassadors accredited to Liberia.

They include Ms. Patricia McCullagh, Ambassador of Canada and Abdellahi El Vilaly, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania with residence in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Ms. Pirjo Soumela-Chowdhury, Ambassador of the Republic of Finland with residence in Abuja, Nigeria.


Residents said the deplorable road makes living there difficult

Bad Road Hurts New Georgia, Caldwell Residents

Residents of the sprawling community of New Georgia, near Caldwell (across the train track) on Bushrod Island, have appealed to the Ministry of Public Works to help ease their transportation problems and to give the community a sense of dignity.

During a tour of the community last week by the Daily Observer, many of the people interviewed complained their community has been abandoned to suffer.


Matilda Parker

Parker’s Co-defendant Flomo on the Run?

Deneah M. Flomo, one of three persons indicted in July in the alleged corruption engulfing the National Port Authority (NPA), has remained at large and has given no sign that he plans to surrender to face charges of economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy and theft of property.

Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘C’ on November 19 ordered his clerk to issue a ‘writ of arrest’ against Flomo and subsequently issue another writ, this time of summon, on Flomo’s Demar Enterprise, to have it represented yesterday.


Grand Master of Masons and guest of honor, James E. Pierre

Eden Reeves, II presents a plaque of honor to the honoree, Grand Master Pierre, as Deputy Grand Master Tony Deline looks on

TOO BITTER TO EAT BUT TOO GREASY TO THROW AWAY

Counselor James Elijah Pierre, Grandmaster of Freemasonry in Liberia, last weekend was given the royal treatment at a benefit dinner planned and organized in his honor by members of Amos Lodge No. 10 of St. John River City based in Grand Bassa County.

It Does Take A Whole Village To Raise Our Children

A poor father struggle and pays his 13-year-old daughter school fees, and she leaves his home every morning and ‘head to school’. However, instead of the child going to school, she follows her friends into the ghetto where they’re sexually molested by grown and evil men for a little as $40 LD or approximately $0.50 USD. Note: Even prostitutes do not want their daughters become prostitutes. This is the story of old useless and evil men abusing our children in Liberia.

We Need a Modern Transport System: Buses, Trains

The mere mention of this suggestion may surely make people scream. Where will the money come from? “Farfetched!” some will say.

And yet, even if one calls the Daily Observer “a dreamer,” is this not the answer to the motorcycle menace that has befallen our country?

How many times will these reckless and unruly people violently attack innocent people based on rumor and speculation? What has become of the investigation following the attack against the Ganta businessman?

THE INDISPENSABLE PLACE AND ROLE OF THE FAMILY IN THE LIFE OF COMMUNITIES AND NATIONS (PART FIVE): THE ROLE OF THE CHILDREN

The central concern of this fifth article of the series centered on the family and its indispensable place in all human societies is the role of the children in the life of the family. The bible says children are a precious gift to the couple. They are from God as both a responsibility and a source of joy to the family they are born into. Children do not choose which families they should be born into. Parents cooperate with God by choosing to have children.

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