Entries by Elijah James

Street Sweepers Appeal For Salary Increment

By:  Mafanta Kromah (Intern), mafanta.kromah@gmail.com Street sweepers in Jacob Town, Paynesville are appealing to the government to increase their wages because what they earn can not meet their basic needs. The sweeper told In Profile Daily on Monday that they receive US$90.00 (ninety United States dollars) each per month despite the harmful garbage they clean […]

Judge Johnson Takes Lawyers To Task

By: Jacqueline Lucia Dennis Criminal court ”E” Judge Ceaineh Clinton Johnson   has accused lawyers    of bravely telling their clients   that the Judiciary is corrupt, thereby creating and the perception that the judiciary is the one to take the blame. She  made the statement  during  the opening  of the August Term  of  Circuit Courts  ”A”B”C”D”E,”  arguing […]

“Lacklustre Agriculture” Program Experienced … As Chenoweth Highlights UP’s Failed Commitment

By T. Michael Johnny 0886571899/0775820581 The former Minister of Agriculture, Florence Chenoweth, has highlighted series of policy lapses, non-commitment, and alleged misplaced priorities practiced by the Unity Party- led government as cardinal factors that triggered her resignation from the post, having served in the late 1980s and her subsequent reappointment in 2009. Chenoweth, also ex-minister […]

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Quarantined Community

Residents of Neidonwen Town, a community highly hit by Ebola-hit in Margibi County, where 17 year- old Abraham Memeigar was diagnosed with the disease have expressed frustration over the manner in which they were being treated by the Ministry of Health and its partners when they were quarantined. The Neidonwen residents expressed frustration Wednesday, August […]

Schools Closed . . . Back To School

Though the Liberian Government has declared schools closed as of July 31, 2015 to re-open in September 2015 to restore the nation’s academic calendar, some schools are said to be running classes up to present. Under the guise of vacation school, tutorial, or extra classes, many of those schools reportedly in session allegedly charge fees […]

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Action Aid Ends Validation W/shop

By: Precious Gaye/0886539331/pgaye2042@gmail.com Empowering through awareness to influence policies, Action Aid has concluded a two- day workshop in Monrovia. Following a month- long assessment done in ten communities in Monsterrado, Gbarpolu, Margibi and Grand Cape Mount Counties on the effects of (EVD), over forty participants gathered at Sharks’ Entertainment Center in Sinkor on August 7-8 […]

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GBA Fosters Unity

By: David S. Johnson/dsavid41@gmail.com / Intern A newly founded youth-based organization in the Sophie Community, called Golden Bird Association (GBA), has vowed to foster unity among community members. GBA, through its Chairman on Mobilization, Arthur Holder, said it will carry out the exercise by creating awareness on issues, including teenage pregnancy, harmful substances and other […]

Deficits Hit Cocopa! -Layoff Imminent

By: Fredrick P. W. Gaye & Gborontaye Gboron Despite court ruling in favor of the Government to take over the Cocopa Rubber Plantation in Nimba County, situation at the plantation is said to be going from bad to worse; thus putting the workers at loggerheads with the caretaker company. The Nimba Rubber Incorporated (NRI) was […]

US$100m Investment Pinches -APM Terminal “Operations Economy Backlash”

By T. Michael Johnny 0886571899/0775820581 A 25-year concession agreement valued at US$100 million signed by the government and APM Terminal to manage, operate and modernize the National Port Authority (NPA) in February 2011, has been slightly criticized for its high taxes charged and undue bureaucracies in its cargo handling. During public hearing of the Government-APM […]

Busted! -DEA Storms ‘Turtle Base’

By: Lewis K. Glay 886469835/lglay.inprofile@gmail.com At late morning Tuesday, the premises of the ‘Turtle Base,’ a notorious terrain in Paynesville experienced the wrath of newly recruited officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency under the command of Major William J.S. Sarville assigned in Paynesville. “Alarm blow, alarm blow,” a travelling bag seller shouted as more than […]