Author Archives: Lisa Diasay

Liberia: ‘Shalom’ Empowers 375 Non-Skilled Youths

SHALOM – Non-governmental Organization is currently providing vocational skill training to over 375 young people from two of Liberia’s poverty striking communities, West Point and New Kru Town respectively. Those two communities are part of the ‘Let Us Learn Program’ implemented by ‘Shalom’ with support from UNICEF Liberia. The Program is primarily designed to help young people earn income from

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House Passes Domestic Violence Act Of 2019 Awaits Senate Concurrence

Monrovia: Following heated debates, public outcries and engagements on the need to ensure protection for all gender under the law, the House of Representatives Thursday, July 4, 2019, finally passed into law the Domestic Violence Act of 2019 and forwarded to the Liberian Senate for Concurrence. Forty (40) lawmakers in session voted unanimously for the new Domestic Violence Act of

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REJECTED! Senate Terms Nominees Of CBL Board Of Governors As “Incompetent”

The Liberian Senate Thursday, July 4, 2019 voted unanimously to reject three (3) nominees for the Board of Governors of the Central Bank of Liberia. Those rejected are Hon A. Richard Dolley, Hon. Timothy E. Thomas and James B. Dennis Sr. The Senate decision was followed by a comprehensive report from its Committee on Banking and Currency, highlighting the ineptness

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Four Liberians Receive Graduate Degrees In Nigeria

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST) in Abuja, Nigeria, Monday, July 1, 2019, awarded four Liberian students graduate degrees in materials science and petroleum engineering at its Eight Commencement Convocation. A release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja says Francis Abu Amara and Abraham M. Bility, who attended the program, earned Master’s in petroleum engineering and materials science

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S.Leone First Lady Fatima BIO Envisages A Transformed ‘African Continent’ With Involvement Of Current Innovative First Ladies

The First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio has disclosed that the African Continent will shortly experience rapid developmental transformation with the involvement of current first ladies from around Africa. Madam Fatima Maada BIO is the wife of Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio. She spoke at occasions marking the launch of Liberia’s first Lady Clar Marie Weah Flagship

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Liberia: 39,000 People Living with HIV – As Prevalence in Pregnant Women Alarming

June 24, 2019-Liberia: Amid efforts by both local and international partners in the fight to end HIV and AIDS, there seems to be scaring figures to the infection and positive cases around Liberia. The National AIDS Commission (NAC) recently released a 2019 report with alarming statistics of over 39,000 people currently living with HIV in Liberia which constitutes 2.1% of

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VP Howard-Taylor Keen On Abolition Of FGM – Urges Legislature To Speedily Pass Domestic Violence Bill

Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor is calling collective efforts in ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are protected especially with the abolition of harmful traditional practices or Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Liberia. VP Taylor made the call at the launch of the She’s You Movement in Monrovia, The Movement is a flagship program of First

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