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Liberia: Sierra Leonean Woman Gets 8 Years for Human Trafficking

Hawa Bangura, a Sierra Leonean woman tried and found guilty of human trafficking, will have to spend eight years of her life in a Liberian prison. She was sentenced on Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Presiding Judge Roosevelt Willie when he rendered the final judgment in the human trafficking case involving Defendant Bangura who has been detained at the Monrovia Central Prison since her arrest on November 30, 2017.
Though, one guilty of human trafficking by law is required to spend the maximum sentence of 10 years, Judge Willie of the Criminal Court”A” at the Temple of Justice stated that the court could not sentence Defendant Bangura for 10 prison years because report obtained by the court from the Probation Office about her character shows that she had no previous criminal record.
Judge Willie then ordered the Ministry of Justice to work with the Ministry of Gender and that of the Foreign Ministry to ensure the repatriation of the two victims involved with the case back to Sierra Leo…

Liberia: Youth and Sports Minister Pleased With County Meet



MONROVIA, Montserrado – Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson says he is pleased with the just-ended 2018-19 National County Sports Meet.
The national sporting events began on Sunday, December 16, 2018, across four different venues in Liberia and concluded on Sunday, January 13 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex, where fans turned up in their numbers to support their favorite counties in the quarterfinals, semifinals, and final stages.
Unlike the previous tournament where the lack of organization was widely seen, the 2018-19 event turned out to be different, with significant improvements, which surprised many Liberians.
For the first time in the history of the event, teams wore customized jerseys and played with customized balls which carried the names and logos of the companies that sponsored the event.
With the improvement in the organization of the tournaments, Liberians across the world were excited as they expressed their joy when watching the games that were broadcaste…

Liberia: U.S.-Based Liberian Surgeon Dr. Grace Dinkins Arrives to Help 'Underprivileged' Girls

By David A. Yates Dr. Grace Dinkins, a Liberian surgeon is in the country to contribute her quota. Dr. Grace-Ann Dinkins, a Liberian surgeon based in the United States of America, arrived in the country on Wednesday, January 16 to meet with senior government officials, including Montserrado County District#9 Representative Munah Pelham Youngblood. Dr. Dinkins is a Liberian awards athlete from the 1984, 1995 and 2000 summer Olympics in the U.S. According her travel itinerary, while in the country, Dr. Dinkins will hold discussions with the government and some humanitarian groups to identify priorities, particularly underprivileged girls. Dinkins is the chief executive officer (ECO) of the Africa Investor Group (AIG), a company that helps medical institutions and other humanitarian organizations. She is also a general surgeon based in Lynwood, California, Dr. Dinkins is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the U.S. including College Medical Center and MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Ce…

President George Weah to be crowned Priest of Liberia


Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) party Montserrado County District #7 Representative Solomon George says plans are underway by the CDC to crown President George Manneh Weah as First Priest and Prophet of Liberia. Making the disclosure over the weekend, Rep. George warned that those making mockery of the President for opening a Church will be cursed by God.The CDC lawmaker was being honored by a group calling themselves “Strategic Journalists Committee,” for his outstanding oversight and representation role played in 2018. Mr. George stresses that President Weah would have been praised if he were to open a Zoe Bush for some ungodly people in the country. Rep. George argues that no matter President Weah’s affiliation with other secret cults or organizations like the Mason, he will still serve Christ Jesus. Meanwhile, Rep. George has expressed frustration at the first sitting of the 54th Legislature, especially the House of Representatives.He says there are many members of…

Liberia seeks U.S police assistance

 Liberia’s Police Chief Col. Patrick Sudue has appealed to the New York Police Department in the United States to assist in building the criminal investigative capacity of the Liberian Police and to develop coordination between the two entities in ensuring the fight against terrorism, cyber crimes and transnational crimes.
Liberian Police Spokesman Moses Carter told journalists in Monrovia Tuesday, 8 January that Col. Sudue held meeting with some authorities at the New York Police Department (NYPD) in person of Joseph Reznick, Deputy Commissioner of Internal Affairs; Thomas P. Galati, Chief of Intelligence; and John B. Hart, Deputy Chief Executive officer, Intelligence Bureau.
Additionally Col. Sudue has asked UN executives that LNP should be accorded the opportunity to second one of its personnel at the UN Headquarters in New York to serve as liaison from LNP to the UN.He also requests that the LNP be given the chance to serve on future UN missions.
Mr. Carter says Col. Sudue got t…

Liberia to get new music festival



The All Liberian Music Festival will be organised by entertainment company Uprok Events. The company's CEO T Mark Korpu said the event would take place at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia on 14 March. It would feature performances from several A-list artists and bring together producers and record label scouts in search of new artists.
"The festival is predicated upon the need to sow neatly and tightly the loose intra-cultural relationship in Liberia by using music as a potent weapon of intercultural understanding, and medium of appreciation for the country’s arts and culture," Korpu said.
He said being the first of its kind in Liberia, the festival was also aimed at promoting unity among Liberian music industry players – something which had been lacking over the years. "We will also like to announce that certain percentage of the total revenue generated will go to a development project to aid the industry, and this will be an entertainment arena that wi…