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Different Ebola Strain Found in Guinea As Death Toll Goes Up

April 17, 2014

  The strain of Ebola virus now wrecking Guinea and Liberia may be different, but not weak. With the death toll escalated to 137 as of today, fears that the Ebola virus might spread then expected are becoming an instant reality in the two main countries of infection where health care system appears to...

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Aureus raises over $15m to finance its Liberian mines

April 17, 2014

The Canadian Gold exploratory company, Aureus Mining, has raised $15.6 m to fund the development of its Liberian concession. The Liberian concession, known as New Liberty, will formerly begin production of gold in early 2015. According to Aureus officials, the company is to raise...

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On the praise train with God: ” Help Us!”

April 14, 2014
On the praise train with God: ” Help Us!”

  By a Pinnacle Staff Writer, in Monrovia  Every second Friday in April is Fast and Prayer day in Liberia. Usually people of all faiths gather in their places of worship to pray for the nation, its leaders and peace. It’s a day that...

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FIRST BRAIN SURGERY PERFORMED IN LIBERIA

April 12, 2014
FIRST BRAIN SURGERY PERFORMED IN LIBERIA

  By Ballah Kollie MONROVIA, April 10 (LINA) -The Medical Director of the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County says the hospital has carried out the first brain surgery in the country. According to Dr. Francis Nah Kateh, the...

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Ebola, Corruption and the Misery of the Liberian People

April 4, 2014
Ebola, Corruption and the Misery of the Liberian People

By Jay Wehtee Wion A national major health crisis (EBOLA) has hit Liberia, never seen before in our history, and the Liberian government which passed a national budget of US$600 million was able to “chip in $250,000.00″ in a request for a mere $1.2...

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Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh calls UL graduates to action

April 2, 2014
Ambassador Jeremiah Sulunteh calls UL graduates to action

Liberian Ambassador to the United States may not be an alumna of the University of Liberia. But he understands all too well the needs and contributions of the university. Citing great graduates from the institution, Ambassador Sulunteh recounted how UL has been the center of...

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For Geeman, following his dream is not far from being real

April 2, 2014
For Geeman, following his dream is not far from being real

Growing up in the central town of Ganta, Nimba County in Liberia, George Garsua Sikpa has always fond of playing music. The hobby led him to join the Charles D.B. King band in Ganta. more than that, George was an active  school choir member....

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Can Pres. Sirleaf Continues to Hold The Nation Together?

March 25, 2014
Can Pres. Sirleaf Continues to Hold The Nation Together?

Liberians nicknamed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf “Iron Lady” following her election in 2005, in reference to her tough talking stance on public policies under previous presidents. Such reverence to a leader who suffered immensely for being critically acclaimed and intolerant to bad governance set an...

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Public Works, African Dev. Bank officials Tour Maryland and River Gee ahead of Road Project

March 13, 2014

  By John Bropleh  HARPER, March 12 (LINA) – A 16-member team of engineers and environmentalists from the Ministry of Public Works and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are on an assessment visit to Maryland and River Gee counties. The team is undertaking the...

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The Imperatives of Accountability

March 13, 2014

By Joe Bartuah The comments made by Honorable Dunah have several public policy implications, which I think the Legislature as the primary bastion of public policy, has the constitutional capacity to institute the necessary measures aimed at improving the situation. To begin with, I’m...

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Remembering Ena Harmon, former Sports reporter of The News newspaper

March 7, 2014
Remembering Ena Harmon, former Sports reporter of The News newspaper

By Joe Bartuah, former Managing Editor It was just in December 2013 that Ena sent me a condolence message about the passing of Musue Haddad. It is unbelievable that another young lady (born 1973) with whom I worked in the 1990s has died so...

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The Decline of Liberian Progressive Activism

March 2, 2014
The Decline of Liberian Progressive Activism

Conmany Wesseh, a long time political activist in Liberia, says the inactivity of Liberian “progressives” has its roots in the violent past. By Joe Teh Is Liberian progressive activism dead? That’s the question one politician, notably a political activist and former student leader, Conmany B. Wesseh was asked...

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Traditional Chief to Government: Poor Water and Sanitation a Health Risk for Rural Dwellers

February 28, 2014

By D. Ignatius Roberts, Liberia News Agency  Correspondent  ROBERTSPORT, Feb 26 – A local Chief in Gola Konneh Statutory District, Grand Cape Mount County in Western Liberia,  says the lack of safe-drinking water and latrines is posing health risks to rural dwellers. Paramount Chief William...

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Liberian Senate Comes Under Public Scrutiny for Graft

February 28, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s anti-corruption commission says it’s investigating claims that the country’s oil company bribed lawmakers to ensure the passage of oil legislation. Commission chairman James Verdier said Wednesday the investigation was spurred by testimony from a former board chairman of the...

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Dishonesty : Norm in Johnson-Sirleaf’s Liberia

February 10, 2014
Dishonesty : Norm in Johnson-Sirleaf’s Liberia

By Moses D. Sandy mds66.sandy@aol.com /3024944688  Joe (alias), 51, is a US based Liberian. After many years of stay abroad, Joe and his family took an annual vacation to his native land, Liberia, last December. According to Joe, his trip was “good;” he met...

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GANTA HOSPITAL ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

January 24, 2014
GANTA HOSPITAL ON VERGE OF COLLAPSE

  By Wellington Patrick SANNIQUELLIE, Jan 23 (LINA) -The Winifred J. Harley United Methodist Hospital in Ganta, Nimba County, has threatened to shut down operations, or minimize its operations to a clinic level, if no solution is found to the numerous constraints facing the...

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Grand Bassa Wins 2014 Liberian County competition in Soccer

January 22, 2014
Grand Bassa Wins 2014 Liberian County competition in Soccer

By Richard Stephens  MONROVIA, Jan 20 (Liberia News Agency) – Grand Bassa County has captured the 2014 National County Meet trophy after defeating Nimba County 2-1 in the finals of the tournament. The final was played Sunday at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex...

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Henry Town, in Gbarpolu County, Gets First Police Depot

January 22, 2014

  By Emmanuel Mondaye GBARPOLU, January 20 (Liberia News Agency) – The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), has dedicated a new police depot built in Henry Town,  Korminga Chiefdom, Gbarpolu County, under its Quick Impact Project. UNMIL officials handed over the depot to...

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IT’S TIME FOR NIMBA COUNTY TO WIN

January 21, 2014
IT’S TIME FOR NIMBA COUNTY TO WIN

A former Superintendent of Nimba County, Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh, a potential  candidate for the Senate  speaking recently during a consultative tour of the county.   By Joe Bartuah As the great people of Nimba County anxiously await a crucial opportunity, as sanctioned by article...

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Cape Mt. Land official Appeals to Soe and Mani Towns to End Dispute

January 12, 2014
Cape Mt. Land official Appeals to Soe and Mani Towns to End Dispute

Tribal wars over land disputes are not new in Liberia, historically. They can take a heavy toll both in human cost and in social cost as well. The scars such wars leave behind can take more time than you think to heal. Now a...

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Hunter Shoots Colleague During Expedition. What Happened?

January 12, 2014

It sounds like a tale told under the moonlight around the fire side to on looking curious teens by an elder.  It is not a reality television series either. Two hunters on an expedition. One who climbed a tree to retrieved an animal he shot,...

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Liberian Goes to Jail in US for tax Cheat

January 9, 2014

Special to The News Pinnacle Philadelphia, Pennsylvania- A 47 year old Liberian man has begun serving a 36 month jail sentence for income tax fraud. The Liberian, Friday O. James, of Yeadon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced in October 2013, in a Philadelphia court. He’s to serve 3...

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GREAT LEADERS ARE WINNERS OF A CAUSE

January 6, 2014
GREAT LEADERS ARE WINNERS OF A CAUSE

FLASHBACK: Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh (right) greeting guests at a gathering.   By Edith Gongloe-Weh   ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Mrs. Weh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Liberia. A former Newscaster of ELBC Radio and subsequently Star Radio in Monrovia...

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Owen Johnson Tuazama Pledges Unity as NICANY Inducts officers

January 6, 2014

By Joe Teh Every organizational leader identifies a theme based on which he frames his policies that shape the goals of their administration. It’s a familiar culture of  leadership everywhere. Last month, the president of the Nimba County Association of New York (NICANY), Owens...

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Once a teen with high political title; now an adult seeking even a higher office

January 4, 2014
Once a teen with high political title; now an adult seeking even a higher office

By Joe Teh  As a teen just in his final high school year at the Cathedral Catholic School in Monrovia, he was appointed Youth Advisor to the Liberian President. His appointment followed a sharp mouth speech not typical of a high school teen, but...

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NIMBA YOUTH YEARN FOR EDITH GONGLOE’S LEADERSHIP

January 4, 2014
NIMBA YOUTH YEARN FOR EDITH GONGLOE’S LEADERSHIP

  By Joe Bartuah Reports emanating from Liberia indicate that the campaign of former Nimba County Superintendent, Mrs. Edith Gongloe-Weh is increasingly attracting a coalition of Nimbaians of diverse backgrounds, political persuasions, age groups and multiple interests, who are leaving no stone unturned to...

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LIBERIA WILL REMAIN STAGNANT, UNLESS…Sanvee

December 31, 2013
LIBERIA WILL REMAIN STAGNANT, UNLESS…Sanvee

  By Joe Bartuah Many Liberians have often bragged about our country being the first independent republic in Africa, but when it comes to socio-economic, as well as infrastructural development, a candid assessment indicates that in spite of its longevity as a nation-state, Liberia...

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WORRY FEVER GRIPS INCUMBENT SENATORS–As Mid-Term Elections Loom

December 23, 2013
WORRY FEVER GRIPS INCUMBENT SENATORS–As Mid-Term Elections Loom

  By Joe Bartuah If the 2011 general election results, especially those regarding legislative competitions are any indicators to guide us, then the 15 incumbent senators in the 2014 mid-term elections have sufficient reasons to worry. This is because so far, cogent evidence indicates...

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Climate Change Challenge: Abidjan Convention’s First Step is awareness

December 19, 2013
Climate Change Challenge: Abidjan Convention’s First Step is awareness

  Climate Change is not only a concern to the industrial countries. African countries are also beginning to take steps toward increasing awareness about it. An attempt to boost such awareness amongst some African countries led to the convening of a three day training...

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The spirit of resilience and excellence

December 11, 2013
The spirit of resilience and excellence

The burial of Musue Noha Haddad has taken place in Monrovia, Liberia. Musue, a journalist and public policy specialist, died in Monrovia at the Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town, in Monrovia a week prior to her funeral. In recognition of...

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A hero and a transformational leader, Nelson Mandela, is dead

December 6, 2013
A hero and a transformational leader, Nelson Mandela, is dead

He stood the true test of times. His commitment to the freedom of his people never swayed. He began as a hero of the oppressed, and finished as a mentor of everyone  – black and white. Yesterday, Nelson Mendela finally ended his sojourn on...

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What is so bad about electing city mayors in Liberia?

December 2, 2013
What is so bad about electing city mayors in Liberia?

When the Liberian Supreme Court, under former Chief Justice Johnny Lewis, ruled in favor of postponing municipal elections because of lack of finances, no one seems bothered by the decision. Now it appears everyone is getting fed up. From Monrovia, this report by a...

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Tribute to the late Musue Noha Haddad

November 26, 2013
Tribute to the late Musue Noha Haddad

  By Joe Bartuah Former Managing Editor, The News Newspaper in Monrovia, Liberia The sudden death in Monrovia on November 25, 2013 of Miss Musue Noha Haddad is, indeed, an irreparable loss to the entire global journalism community, especially to Liberian journalism and personally...

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The Passing of a photo guru

November 25, 2013
The Passing of a photo guru

She was a woman in a men dominated world in the Liberian press. A poet, writer, photo guru, determined, and promising journalist of outstanding qualities, Musue Haddad, is reported dead. Media reports out of Monrovia, Liberian capital, said Musue died today at the Redemption...

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Katakata in UP-USA: Demomnstration’s sponsor unmasked

October 25, 2013
Katakata in UP-USA: Demomnstration’s sponsor unmasked

UP-USA Chair, Dr. Kanneh By Moses D. Sandy mds66.sandy@aol.com/302-494-4688 Philadelphia, PA – A senior executive of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Unity Party in the Americas (UP-USA), says the Johnson-Sirleaf administration funded the September 24, 2013 pro-government political rally held...

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Shattered Hope: Supreme Court Questions Justice Minister’s Decision of “Compassion”

October 15, 2013
Shattered Hope: Supreme Court Questions Justice Minister’s Decision of “Compassion”

Justices’ contempt charge offers new test of official stand your ground A Special Correspondent reports from Monrovia  Lawyers representing celebrated Liberian journalist, Rodney Sieh, requested the release of their client from prison because of his declining health. The Justice Minister and Attorney General, Christina...

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JOURNALIST SIEH GETS TEMPORARY RELEASE

October 9, 2013
JOURNALIST SIEH GETS TEMPORARY RELEASE

  By Joe Bartuah Since his detention on August 21st following a $1.6 million conviction on a frivolous libel suit, Rodney Sieh’s incarceration has elicited a flurry of condemnations of the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf government. The Sieh jailing crisis also exposed the incoherent public policy...

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MRS. FELICIA FANIA KARWAY GONGLOE LAID TO REST

September 16, 2013
MRS. FELICIA FANIA KARWAY GONGLOE LAID TO REST

Surrounded by his children, siblings, relatives, friends and a host of other sympathizers, Mr. J. Dakeayee  Gongloe at the interment site of his wife, Mrs. Felicia Karway-Gongloe on Saturday, September 14th in Upper Darby, Philadelphia. By Joe Bartuah If wailing, screaming, sobbing, tears-streaming tributes,...

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UN Official urges Support for Liberia – Sees Corruption as enemy of progress

September 11, 2013
UN Official urges Support for Liberia – Sees Corruption as enemy of progress

In a briefing to the Security Council September 10, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General to Liberia, urged support for the country to sustain its post war peace. At the same time, the envoy, Karin Landgren, sees corruption as having crippling effect on national...

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TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. FELICIA FANIA KARWAY-GONGLOE

September 11, 2013
TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. FELICIA FANIA KARWAY-GONGLOE

By Joe Bartuah “A good woman is hard to find and her worth is far more than diamonds.” Proverbs 31:10 I can still vividly remember one bright afternoon in mid November of 1996 when my friend and brother, Mr. J. Dakeayee Gongloe visited me...

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The Legislature Must Act Now–To Save Our Democracy-An Editorial

September 2, 2013

When the Liberian Government lost a US$200,000 corruption case against former Information Minister Lawrence Bropleh about three years ago, Justice Minister Christiana Tah was so frustrated and infuriated that she immediately vowed to reform the jury system of the country, in concert with the...

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