-Liberian Warlord’s Fate Determined
International radar for justice is hovering everywhere locating those who perpetrated war crimes and crimes against humanity during the Liberian 14 year civil bedlam.
Following the end of the civil war, Liberian leaders, including civil society actors and human rights defenders, with the help of the international community, set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) to investigate the root causes of the crisis and determine who bear greatest responsibilities.
The TRC, at the end of its tenure made several recommendations, including prosecution for those who were noted for bearing greatest responsibilities during the war; others were banned from national politics for 30 years while some were identified for committing economic crimes.
But the TRC recommendations were snubbed in the last 12 year by those who were indicted during reign of former Liberian leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, although she was also amongst those identified and banned from politics.
But As The Public Agenda Reports, it appears that the popular Biblical Phrase “No Sin Goes Unpunished” has caught with some of those who played active part in the war but are trying to conceal their actual identities, as in the case of Mohammed Jabateh commonly known as Jungle Jabbah. Read more
-Liberian Warlord’s Fate Determined
By Fanta L.Keita
The Liberia Agricultural Commodity Regulatory Authority (LACRA) has started full operations for the first time since its establishment two years ago.
According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), LACRA was created by an Act of the National Legislature in 2016, to replace the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC) in the agriculture sector.
Among its functions are to promote production, processing and marketing of high quality agricultural commodities, particularly cocoa, coffee and palm products, to ensure the provision of a well-regulated market for cocoa, coffee and palm products. Read more
-As Suspect Admits Stabbing Brown
The Liberia National Police says it has arrested a prime suspect in connection with the alleged murder of Super FM journalist Tyron Brown.
Police spokesperson Moses Carter told journalists at a news conference at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) on Friday that suspect Jonathan Williams has admitted to stabbing Brown, which led to his death during Police interrogations. Read more
-For Contempt , Noncompliance, Deceit
The Management of Sime Darby Oil Palm Plantation has been charged with contempt by the House of Representatives for deliberately refusing to provide a clear explanation for the alleged recent manhandling of a Liberian on the premises of the entity.
Recently, a viral social media video showed a Liberian identified as John Davies being subjected to torture and excruciating treatments by security officers of the Sime Darby plantation for allegedly stealing palm nuts. Read more
Millennium Challenge Account Liberia (MCAL) officials and representatives from the Ireland-based Azorom Limited met Thursday, April 5, 2018 to kick off the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) Training Center Program Design activities.
The project involves the construction of physical structure, development of a training curriculum, provision of training equipment and materials, and training directors, instructors and support staff for the LEC Training Center. Read more
-Nephew Describes Him, Others As Heroes
A nephew of the late President William R. Tolbert, Dr. Richard Tolbert, has disclosed that former President Tolbert, Liberia’s 19th President and those that were killed in the 1980 coup should be described as heroes because they played a vital role in the development transformation agenda of the country.
According to Dr. Tolbert who once served as the Chairman of the National Investment Commission and now Liberia’s Peace Ambassador, his late uncle and the rest of the individuals that were killed in the April 12, 1980 coup were great heroes that meant well for Liberia and her the citizens. Read more
A local organization known as Manneka has dedicated Ebola Memorial Site in Bomi County.
Speaking at the dedication ceremony held on Friday April 20, 2018 in Vortor Town Mon-Feh Clan in Blugban Chiefdom, Dewein District, and the Chief Executive Officer of Manneka stated the Ebola memorial site is intended to remind the Liberians and next generation of district about the impact of the Ebola crisis in Liberia.
Mr. Mambu Quoi stressed that it is good for the people to reflect on past and take precaution about sanitation and hygiene within their communities. Read more