Flashback, Former House Speaker Alex Tyler being arrested by the bailiff of Criminal Court ‘C’, where he is expected to stand trial for alleged bribery

Tyler Challenges Changes to GW Indictments

A request by the Special Presidential Taskforce prosecuting government officials for their alleged roles in the US$950,000 bribery scandal brought forth by Global Witness (GW), for Criminal Court ‘C’ to make changes to the two indictments with two separate defendants to be tried together, did not go down well with one of the accused.

Former House Speaker Alex Tyler yesterday filed a counter reaction challenging the taskforce’s intention.

Judge Yarmie Gbeisay is expected to decide the merits of the request today, before he can begin the case on Friday.

Members of the Graceland Organization during the celebration on Saturday

New Kru Town Social Groups Encourage Members to Register to Vote

The importance of eligible Liberian voters registering to vote to ensure the success of the forthcoming Presidential and Legislative elections has taken center-stage in social organizations in the borough of New Kru Town.

The all female United Neighbors-Hat Trick and mixed members of Graceland Organization last Friday and Saturday held programs that encouraged their members and local residents to join the voter registration process in the various communities.

Ambassador Sulunteh

UP Bleeds

Barely a day following the resignation of two Unity Party (UP) stalwarts, former Liberia’s Ambassador to United States, Canada and Mexico, Jeremiah C. Sulunteh, has officially quit from the ruling party.

Political observers say the recently exodus from the UP is not a good sign for the party as the October elections is just about eight months away.

Amb. Sulunteh also served as senior national vice chairman that successfully concluded with the re-election of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

(Left) Senator Albert Chie: “We will investigate everything that concerns the process.” and Dr. Cecil T.O. Brandy accused of ‘poor human and work relations.’

Senate Grills Land Authority Chairman-Designate

The reported poor human relations of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s designated chairman of the Land Authority, has claimed the attention of some Senators.

Dr. Cecil T.O. Brandy’s thorny interaction with co-workers came under scrutiny when he appeared before members of the Senate for the first of four confirmation hearings headed by the Senate Committee on Lands, Mines, Energy, Natural Resources and Environment.

MaDriCCoL technicians demonstrate manual drilling shortly after the launch

Partners and others look on.

New Water Company Launched

A non-profit organization, Manual Drillers and Construction Consortium of Liberia (MaDriCCoL), has been launched to provide safe drinking water to both rural and urban communities.

Manual drilling is an improvement to hand wells, with lower cost compared to hand dug wells and mechanical drilling. Manual drilling improves portability and access and can be done throughout the year.


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