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Liberia: Isaac Kelgbeh Becomes New Presidential Press Secretary

MONROVIA, Montserrado- President George Weah has appointed Isaac Kelgbeh as his new press secretary. The disclosure was made Tuesday in an Executive Mansion release.
Prior to his appointment, Kelgbeh served the UN Mission in South Sudan or UNMISS as Outreach Officer.
He now replaces Sam Mannah who became Weah’s first presidential press secretary. Mannah was recently appointed as deputy managing director for administration at the National Insurance Corporation of Liberia.
He was reportedly suspended as press secretary to the president for allegedly disclosing confidential information. But the government did not make any public disclosure on the report.

Liberia: ‘Africa’s Solutions Must Come From Africans’

Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan tells pan-African medical confab One of Africa’s renowned scientists and medical doctors, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan of Liberia, was recently invited to speak at the annual conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM-2018), a dispatch from Nigeria has said.
He spoke on the topic, “Innovation in Africa: Promoting Ingenuity, Addressing Challenges and Building Innovation Ecosystem in Africa.”
Dr. Nyan’s multiplex infections diagnostic test was recently awarded a US Patent.
According to the dispatch, the conference, which brought together medical laboratory scientists from all over Africa and the world, was held in Abuja, Nigeria, last week under the theme, “Preventing and Controlling the Next Epidemic: The Role of the Laboratory.”
The Special Session on Innovation was organized by and featured the Innovations in Laboratory Engineered Accelerated Diagnostics (iLEAD) and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).
FIND is a global non-…

Dubious road investor jailed

The foreign national who allegedly attempted to dupe Liberia of US$32 million from its Federal Reserve’s account has been jailed at the Monrovia Central Prison following his re-arrest Monday, 17 December. Mr. James Lamin Kargbo, believed to be a Sierra Leonean national, is accused of criminally gaining access to Liberia’s swift code and account number at the United States Federal Reserves as a result of engaging in dubious business talks with government officials from the Ministries of State and Finance, according to police findings. He is accused of posing himself as an investor intending to give Liberia loan to finance its road projects. But Montserrado County Attorney Cllr. Edwin Martin told Criminal Court “C” that defendant Kargbo “is one of those con-artists, fraudsters and imposters who is within the basin of West Africa purporting to be an international” personality. President George Manneh Weah’s quest for roads across Liberia has pushed his administration into engaging a …

Liberian referee resigns

FIFA badge Liberian Referee Isaac Montgomery has resigned from refereeing activities both locally and international. His resignation comes as a result of his appointment as Secretary General at the Liberia Football Association (LFA). According to Montgomery, his decision to step aside from active officiating activities is based on his new role at the Liberian FA. He says his new job is so huge, as he has to manage the secretariat of LFA. He joined the LFA in 2009 as a student referee and he became a national referee in 2013. His first international match was in Benin and he ended his referee career on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Algeria with a Beninese serving as his Match Commissioner. He has extended appreciation to LFA president Mustapha Raji and the Executive Committee for his preferment. By sally Gaye–Edited by Winston W. Parley

Liberia: Finance Ministry Clarifies Report of 'Questionable Us$180k Taylor-Era Debt'

Mr. Flomo: "Gov't is continuity, but we don't subscribe to false claims and reportage." Authorities of the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) on Monday, December 17, 2018, refuted a story published by a local newspaper under the headline "Kickback Suspected in US$180K Taylor-Era Debt Paid to 'Inactive' New York Company" , According to the story Finance and Economic Planning Minister, Mr. Samuel Tweah approved a payment of US$182,000.00 (One Hundred Eighty-Two Thousand United States Dollars) to a purported US-based construction company. According to the FrontPageAfrica(FPA) newspaper, the company has been inactive since 2003 shortly after the country emerged from civil war following Charles Taylor's abdication and exile in Nigeria. In the publication, FrontPageAfrica newspaper (FPA), said nearly all payment vouchers in its possession originated from the instruction from the Ministry of State headed by Minister McGill to the Mi…

Liberia: U.S. Ambassador Elder Relaunches Daily Talk News Chalkboard

Monrovia – US Ambassador to Liberia Christian Elder on Monday declared herself a “big fan” of the Daily Talk chalkboard newspaper while assuring her support to the media outlet. Ambassador Elder expressed her gratitude to the Daily Talk team for their outstanding work over the years.

“If this needs to be rebuilt a hundred times, we will do it a hundred times. We see tremendous value in what you do and how you do it,” she said at the relaunched on the popular chalkboard newspaper located at 24th Street intersection.  
The Daily Talk blackboard has been an historic fixture for citizens travelling along Tubman Boulevard since 2000. Throughout its history, Daily Talk has evolved along with the citizens walking and driving past it daily; surviving civil war and welcoming new governments with feisty dialogue and open debate through this interactive blackboard.
Alfred J. Sirleaf (no relation to President Sirleaf), founded his blackboard newspaper in 2000 because of his belief that a well-in…