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CDC's Press and Propaganda Chief Resigns

Margo_Weah_Picnik_collage.jpgAn official of the opposition political party, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), has officially resigned her post as Chair Lady of Press and propaganda. Mrs. Margo Cooper Korkoya, in an exclusive interview conducted with this paper yesterday, said she was resigning from the CDC based on what she termed as ‘good governance’ the UP Led Administration has provided and continues to provide for the Liberian people. full story

Pres. Ellen Sirleaf Named 86TH Power Women of the World*

ellen_sirleaf.jpgThe sole female elected African head of state faces massive challenges rebuilding her war-torn country. Liberia has the highest ratio of foreign direct investment to GDP ($880 million for 2009, according to an IMF estimate) in the world. Johnson-Sirleaf is courting outside investors to jump-start resource-rich economy, including U.S. oil giant Chevron, which is poised to get exploration rights to offshore sites. Another priority of her administration is stopping the tiny nation's brain drain; focusing on getting children back in schools and raising scores. She upped budgetary support to University of Liberia to $7.5 million this year from $1.1 million when she came to power in 2006. She plans on running for reelection when her term is up next fall. full story

Stephen Wreh-Wilson takes ULAA to Another Level

StephenWreh_Wilson.jpgLiberia is a post conflict nation that is painstakingly confronting the task of national transformation. Fortunately, there is massive international attention and goodwill upon Liberia to help expedite the stability of the country’s political and security infrastructures. In this regard, Liberians at home and abroad are hopeful that another bestial civil war is unlikely and that our country is on the course toward democratic renewal. full text

The Missing Link: The Absent of Leadership in Liberian Organizations

WYNFREDRUSSELL.jpgI will start our discussion of education, values, and unity with an inward focus about "meaning", passion, and motive. It is about our strengths, and abilities to look inward. Leadership skills are not so much as a set of traits, but as a pattern of motives. So, we need to look first at our motive or spirit for leadership. Is it to aspire to prestige or privilege, or is it focused on service for the common good? full story

Resolution of ULAA 34th General Assembly

ulaa_gaPicnikcollage.jpgWe, the participating duly registered delegates, members and officers of the Union of the Liberian Associations in the America (ULAA), representing various Union-member Chapters, having convened in the Cities of Brooklyn, Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, and freely and nationalistically deliberated the prevailing sad state of crisis, chaos, division and polarization in the Union and the relevant issues appertaining thereto, as well as other critical national socio-political questions adversely affecting Liberians both in and out of Liberia, with supplication and thanksgiving,. FULL TEXT

Hon. Bai Gbala's Address to ULAA 34th General Assembly

5.jpgWe bring you sincere greetings and compliments from the Kwia Gbala Family of Menyea Town, Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, with wishes of good health, prosperity and long life throughout the years to come.  It is, indeed, our honor and privilege to be here to night. Needless to say that we are deeply grateful and profoundly appreciate your generous invitation that affords us the opportunity to share with you our thoughts on the critical issues and challenges that we, members of the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas, Inc., the people of our nation, Liberia, must and will face in 21st century Liberia and here in the Diaspora. full text

President Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson Addresses the United Nations

pres_sirleaf_un_9_24_10.jpgI am honored to address this 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on behalf of the people of Liberia. I congratulate you on your election as President of this august Assembly. We are assured that you will bring to the office your wealth of experience as a former President and Foreign Minister of the Swiss Confederation. Let me express appreciation to your predecessor, H.E. Dr. Ali Abdussalam Treki, for the capable manner in which he conducted the affairs of the 64th Assembly. full text


lesliecole.jpgToday may go down in history as the saddest day in the 36 year history of ULAA. Two ULAA factions, holding annual general assemblies and elections concurrently. Shamefully, they are being held in the same City. I will be remiss if I remained passive when I truly believe that my predecessor, Founding President Tambakai Jangaba and other departed founding members and Former Presidents. full story

Watson and Wettee represent Eminent Council?

UCEP.jpgWe write in reaction to your letter of acceptance under, in the name and on the stationary of UCEP, dated September 20, 2010 and addressed to Mr. Anthony Kesselly in response to his letter inviting UCEP to the 36th Generall Assembly of his, now known "ULAA-Kesselly", scheduled for September 25, 2010. Unfortunately, we hold that letter/acceptance and your unilateral actions do not represent the decisions of the ULAA Council of Eminent Persons, for the following reasons: full text

New Liberian Amb. William Bull extends Invitation to ULAA Leaders

AmbBullULAA.jpgThe newly appointed Liberian Ambassador accredited to the United States, His Excellency William V.S. Bull, conducting official business from the edifice of the Liberian Embassy in Washington D.C. today held direct communication with the leadership of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA).   In what promises to be a new shift of policy in both form and substance in the ongoing long drawn out ULAA crisis, the well established Liberian diplomat of many years of diplomatic experience and profoundly venerated public figure held separate telephone discussions... FULL STORY

LCANJ Prexy Robert Smallwood Addresses General Assembly

pres.jpgThis administration, since coming into office, has endured unrelenting opposition both from individuals within LCANJ and from individuals outside our organization. By God’s grace and with the unwavering support of the majority of the members of LCANJ, we remained focused on the work we have set out to accomplish for the betterment of our community. full story

The Courage Foundation Holds Formal Launching Saturday in Minnesota

courage.jpgThe Courage Foundation, a non-profit organization formed to empower physically disabled children in Liberia, will be launched at 6 p.m Saturday Sept. 4, at the African Food Market Banquet Hall, in New Hope, Minn. (5736 Lakeland Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55429). full story

Liberia's Sirleaf to seek legal advice on war sanctions

president.jpgLiberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is seeking legal advice on a truth and reconciliation commission report which recommends she be banned from occupying public office for 30 years. In a report to parliament released Thursday, Sirleaf said that implementing recommendations on prosecutions and public sanctioning should not be the "sole responsibility of the presidency". full story

OLM Board Chairman, Hon. John Tarley lauds Paulsen and Advocates

tarley_et_al.jpgThe leadership of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) has lauded the mediation efforts currently being undertaken by the Advocate for Human Rights and Congressman Erik Paulsen to resolve the simmering conflict in OLM. full story

The Government of the Republic of Liberia Selects FreeBalance Government Resource Planning (GRP) Sys

news1002.jpgFreeBalance, a global software company that helps governments leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth, has been selected to implement the FreeBalance Accountability Suite for the Government of the Republic of Liberia. full story

Remie Gray's Account of President Sirleaf's Performance


In 2005, I graciously supported the presidential bid of Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. This was mostly based on personal reasons. Instinctually, she was simply the better. Given her aging thirst to lead Liberia, I was filled with certainty that this granny will make the difference. In cyber space, I butted heads and fiercely wrestled with those who detested her crave to win. Many became very angry and frustrated with me. full story


gbaccuematthews.jpgIt was on Saturday, April 14, 1979; the day hundreds of Monrovians turned out to protest. The man who called this demonstration, "the Rice Riot" into action was Gabriel Baccus Matthews. He had just returned home from the United States where he went to college. He quickly formed an opposition group called the Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL) to the government of William R. Tolbert, Jr. But what is April 14 without Gabriel Baccus Matthews? full article

Pres. Sirleaf's Liberian Education Trust Recounts Achievements

Liberia_school.jpgAfter three years of existence, the Liberian Education Trust-Monrovia, which was launched by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday, August 17, 2006 in a gala ceremony at the Monrovia City Hall, is now at a critical Juncture. full story

CDC Stalwart,300 Others Join UP

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UL President threatens to resign over students demands

ul_president_3_09_2.jpgA group of students on Thursday disrupted normal activities on the main campus of the University of Liberia.  The students were protesting the proposed increment in tuition and fees announced by the UL Administration. FULL STORY

Liberian teenager pleads guilty in rape case

liberian-teen_20100331120440_320_240.jpgA teenage Liberian refugee charged in the gang-rape of an 8-year-old girl in Phoenix last summer pleaded guilty in the case Tuesday, authorities said. Maricopa County prosecutors said the 15-year-old boy, who was transferred from adult court to juvenile court last week, full story

ACER Hosts 2nd Annual Career, Education & Resource Fair

acer_logo.jpgAs the economy worsens and unemployment continues to climb, many African American and African immigrant families are feeling the pinch. full text

John Tarley breaks silence on OLM Board Coup

johntarley1.jpgMr. John Tarley, the duly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of OLM, who was recently unconstitutional "removed" as Chairman of the Board, has told the OLM Community Intervention Committee that he is still Chairman of the Board. full story

Two Liberians killed in Iowa crash

gayflorsee.jpgcyruswilson.jpgTwo Liberians have been killed along the I-80 interstate highway in an Iowa motor crash. The patrol says 19-year-old Cyrus Wilson and 20-year-old Maita Gayflorsee, both of Moline, Ill., were killed after they were hit late last Thursday March 11, 2010 near Le Claire. full story

The Days of Holy Week

lenthang.jpgHoly Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter or Resurrection Sunday.  It is observed in many Christian churches as a time to commemorate and enact the suffering (Passion) and death of Jesus through various observances and services of worship. full story

Pamela Iona Hanson Kpannah laid to rest

pamela101_0051.JPGThe "Celebration of Life" for the joyous home going of Mrs. Pamela Iona Hanson Kpannah was held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at the Mary Our Queen Catholic Church on 6260 The Corner Parkway in the city of Norcross, Georgia. Internment was held on 5051 Peachtree Industrial Blvd cemetery in Norcross. full story

ULAA Pres. Dr Seton to Address Liberians in Buffalo-New York Chapter

Picture20001.jpgThe National Executive President of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), Dr. Mariah Y. Seton, leads a high-powered delegation of the Union to the Buffalo-New York Chapter this weekend. full story

ULAA at March for America Immigration Reform Campaign

ULAA1.jpgULAA yesterday, March 21, 2010, stormed the U.S. Capital of Washington D.C. to participate in the March For America immigration reform campaign. The high-powered ULAA delegation was headed by J. Nan Larsah, Jr., the constitutionally elected Chairman of the National Board of Directors. FULL STORY

DED for Liberians Extended for 18 Months by President Obama

images-4.jpgDED for Liberians had been extended for 18 months by President Barack Obama. Since 1991, the United States has provided safe haven for Liberians who were forced to flee their country as a result of armed conflict and widespread civil strife, in part through granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS). full story

What Happened to ULAA in DC

ulaa10.jpgWhat would happen if Diaspora Liberians just faked their true feeling of disappointment and resentment against the intense rivalry and entrenched confusion and fighting in ULAA, and scornfully agree with Anthony Kesselly of ULAA-K that indeed, he, Kesselly was truthful when he claimed that his ULAA-K was the one in charge of the recently held Liberian National Immigration Conference? Read full story

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Suit in U.S. Challenges Automatic Loss of Liberian Citizenship

Gbai-Gbala.jpgAccording to FrontPage Newspaper (‘Unconstitutional’: Suit in U.S. Challenges Automatic Loss of Liberian citizenship, 07/11/2010), Attorney Alvin Teague Jalloh, now resident of Collingdale, Pennsylvania, USA, represented in Liberia by Counselor Jerome G. Korkoya, "filed a petition with the Supreme Court of the Republic of Liberia, challenging" what he says is, "the Liberian Government’s erroneous and unconstitutional assumption that a Liberian automatically loses his/her Liberian citizenship when that Liberian becomes a naturalized citizen of a foreign (sovereign) country . . .". full article

Hon. Edward Carter Blasts OLM Christain Harris

edward_carter_22.jpgRecently Mr. Christain Harris made a reckless and irresponsible statement regarding a cooperative and collaborative initiative enter into by the OLM and the LCM for the celebration of Liberia's 163th Independence Anniversary. Mr. Edward William Carter, Jr. Former President of the LCM has taken Mr. harris to task and decided to set the record straight. full story


JohnTarley.JPGThe Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, Mr. John Tarley has issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Executive Director of the Association, Mr. Christian Harris, to retract his statement relative to the joint hosting of Liberia's 163rd Independence Anniversary Celebration between the Liberian Community of St. Paul (LCM) and the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) or face dire consequences. full story

SOUTH BRUNSWICK: From trash to treasure

doc4c3f2c5d2b658416148266.jpgSouth Brunswick High School science teacher Kathleen Murphy (left), along with students Kristen Huang, Jadmin Mostel, Emily Saleh and Jacob Saleh, moved new and used school supplies to the loading dock at the school for shipment to a school in Liberia. FULL STORY

Free primary education: A stepping stone towards a better future for Liberia

ibc_3_8940.jpgAtleta Suomie is already hard at work sweeping the floor and arranging the merchandise in her family’s small store. Atleta is a top mathematics student and this comes in handy through the morning’s roaring trade. But come lunchtime, she hands the shop over to her stepmother, changes into her school uniform, collects her books and leaves the shop. full story

Dr. John Clarence Yaskey restored as OLM Board Chairman

jcyaskey.JPGThe OLM Board has acted to restore Dr. John Clarence Yaskey as Chairman as a result of a decision was reached over the weekend by members of the Board. It can be recalled that recently these arose another controversy in the OLM where certain members of the Board decided to capitalize in issue of error in judgment to remove Dr. Yaskey. full story

Liberian Catholic Brothers & Sisters have New Leaders

IMG_0005.JPGMembers of Liberian Catholic Brothers and Sisters in the United States who converged in the Twin cities recently have ended a successful assembly with the election and induction of a new corp of officers. FULL STORY

An Appeal to save a Life

georgette.jpgMrs. Georgette N. Gray of the Ajenia Enterprises is appealing to well meaning individuals and institutions to come to the aid of a baby suffering with cloacal exstrophy, a very serious medical situation.  Medical report says a cloacal exstrophy is a birth defect involving the pelvic area that is termed a malformation sequence and involves the cloaca. full story

Liberians in Minnesota ready for "July 26" Celebration

caroline3.jpgThe President, Board of Directors and the Organizing Committee of the Liberian Community in Minnesota-St. Paul wish to invite all members of the Liberian Community and friends of Liberia to programs marking the 163rd Independence Anniversary of Liberia. full story 

Richard Parker vindicates John Tarley

RichardParker.jpgJohnTarley.JPG"The removal of Mr. John Tarley was not because of violation of any provision of the OLM constitution, but of emotional breakdown," Mr. Richard Parker has revealed. Mr. Parker made the disclosure during a meeting of OLM Board members who were impeached by members of the community and replaced recently. He said, "John Tarley violated no provision of the constitution, but we removed him because he disrespected and made us mad." full story

HIPC Statement by H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

president.jpgToday is a great day for Liberia! We have reached the HIPC completion point. HIPC means Heavily Indebted Poor Countries. It refers to those countries, like Liberia, that owe a lot of money internationally, and who are undertaking major reforms so that their debts can be cancelled.When we came into Government, Liberia owed a staggering US$4.9 billion debt. Just to explain what that means: Our budget for 2009-2010 is US$350 million. full story

OLM Hosts Town Hall for Ministers Ngafuan, Konneh Friday in Minnesota

augustine_big.jpgamara_big.jpgThe Liberian ministers of Finance and Planning Augustine K. Ngafuan and Amara Konneh will this Friday July 2 address an OLM organized Town hall meeting in Minnesota, “to interact with and engage Liberians on the debt reduction and the achievement of HIPC Completion Point and its Implication for Economic Development in Liberia”, an OLM release signed by Executive Director Christian Harris said. full story

OLM Board Chairman expresses appreciation

101_2225.JPGThe Chairman of the OLM Board of Directors, Mr.John Tarley, has expressed sincere appreciations to the all members of the OLM for their continuous support and for standing up for what they  believe.

Mr. Tarley made the statement when the People's News visited his office in the Twin cities. He especially thanked the Community Intervention Committee headed by Mr. Kelvin Gray. full story

Miss Liberia Minnesota Scholarship Pageant

awilson.jpgAmidst the usual pomp, class and pageantry befitting such an occasion, the sky will light up as the red carpet is rolled down aisle when twelve young, charming, beautiful, talented and intelligent ladies take the stage to contest for the prestigious 2010 Miss Liberia Minnesota Scholarship Crown  on Friday, July 2, 2010 at at 8:00 p.m. at the Miracle Empowerment Center on 5801 John Martin Drive in the city of Brooklyn Center in Minnesota.

"The Girls have worked so hard and now they are ready! It's gonna be colorful, It's gonna be super heavy, it will be the best thing to ever happen in your life time and you cannot afford to miss it;" were the words of the executive director of the Ladies International, Miss Antoinette G. Wilson. full story

Meet the new OLM Board Members

OLMNEWBOARD.jpgMembers of the organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) have put into place new members of the Board of Directors. The new members of the Board will replace OLM former board members who failed to comply with the decision of the community to restore Mr. Tarley as Chairman. Those elected and confirmed to replace the former OLM Board are... full story

Daring: Sirleaf's Formidable Candidate Declaration

josephfallah.jpgSirleaf recently ended years of speculation over her political future by declaring her intention to seek a second term. "I will be a formidable candidate in the 2011 elections," she daringly declared during her State of the Nation’s address on January 25, 2010. Sirleaf’s declaration has certainly excited an already overly-critical opposition -- but for all the wrong reasons. full story

Like Warlord Charles Taylor like Rebel Anthony Kesselly

images-2.jpgkessely.jpgWhat is the difference between Anthony Kesselly and Charles Taylor? If one were to take a look at the two men, he would observe that they both have the same mind set: the mentality of lawlessness, lack of accountability, self-serving interest and subordination of institution to personal desire. full story

Richard Sondah takes issues with Richard Parker

RichardParker.jpgAs I represent your interests on the Board of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, please allow me to once again express my heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the confidence reposed in me. However, my attention has been drawn to what seems to be a calculated and absurd attempt to smear my reputation as a member of the Board of Directors. full story

Madness Exacerbates in the OLM

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The state of insanity in the OLM has taken a dramatic turn with the so-called acting chairman issuing a press release under the headings “Plot To Overthrow OLM Acting Board Chair Failed!” accusing his colleagues of attempting to over throw him. Full story

Liberian Catholics Hold Big Annual Event in Twin Cities

francis.jpgMembers of Liberian Catholic community in the United States are expected to converge on the Twin cities over the weekend for their annual meeting and the celebration of the feast of St. John the People’s News has learned. According to the President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Liberian Association of Catholic brothers and sisters in the Americas, Mr. Gabriel Daniels, several members from various states across the United States will meet here in Minnesota from June 25 to 27, 2010 during the feast of Saint John. full story


edward_carter_22.jpgThe former Mayor of the City Corporation of Bentol, Montserrado County, R.L and former Assistant Minister for Urban Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Hon. Edward William Carter, Jr., will be honored Father of the Year 2010-2011 by the Men’s Department of the Pilgrim for Christ Ministries (PCM) at the church’s edifice, 6477 10th St., Oakdale, MN 55128.   full story

NEC Town Hall Meeting an Absolute Embarrassment

pres.jpgInformation coming out of Newark, NJ indicates that the NEC Town Hall meeting announced for Sat. June 19, 2010 by Mr. Anthony Kesselly was a complete and absolute embarrassment. According to sources, the Chairman of National Elections Commission virtually spoke to an empty hall. With only 18 persons in attendance, questions are being raised about Mr Kesselly's claims of legitimacy and about his uncontrollable quest for recognition. Interestly Mr. Kesselly himself was a no show.  full story

Wynfred Russell Launches Campaign for Brooklyn Park City Council

WYNFREDRUSSELL.jpgAn eminent Liberian, Mr. Wynfred Russell on Monday, June 14, 2010 launched his campaign to contest in the forthcoming election as Brooklyn Park City Councilman. Several Liberians and residents of Brooklyn Park attended the event. full story

LCANJ Not Aware of NEC Town Hall Meeting in Newark, NJ

pres.jpgThe Leadership of the Liberian Community Association of North Jersey, Inc wishes to information the general public, with emphasizing clarity, that the Association has not received any formal request or information, either through its ULAA representatives, Mr. Harrison Sorsor or Mr. full story

New OLM Board Members Take Over, June 27

JohnTarley.JPGOn Sunday June 27, Liberians in Minnesota are expected to converge in a town hall meeting to commission a new Board of Directors of OLM in an unprecedented move that is being hailed by many as a last-ditch effort to save the Community Organization from self-destruction. full story

George Weah Denies Drug and Money Laundering Allegations

GeorgeWeahFBI_preview.jpgGeorge Weah says he was at the Maryland home of a childhood friend when federal agents raided the home for illegal drug and money laundering. Liberia’s football legend and leader of the main opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) party George Weah said he is not involved in illegal drug and money laundering. full story

Another Grimes heads to College

58180016.JPGAs Dr. Seuss once said "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go." So was the day in joy and celebration as Darius Grimes, another one of the Grimes’ children ended his sojourn in high school and is on his way to college.full story


The Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors, LT. Richard W. Parker, has granted one week of extension to the Ethics Committee following a request made to the board yesterday through its Chairlady, Margret Toweh. full story

Citizens of Rivercess in the US identify with the County

RCAA_Container.JPGThe Rivercess County Association in the Americas (RCAA) announces the shipment of a 20 foot container of humanitarian aid to Liberia intended for selected schools and clinics in Rivercess County. According to a news release from the National Headquarters of RCAA in Minnesota,  Full story

Liberian man 'Most Wanted' Rapist Found Guilty

Gaye_cap_lrge2.jpgRobert Gaye, Liberian man resident in Golden Valley featured on America’s Most Wanted for the May 2006 rape of his 9-year-old daughter, has been found guilty of one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. full story

Poverty an obstacle to saving Liberia's rainforest

map.jpgSix months pregnant and with two toddlers to feed, saving the rainforest isn't top of Marita Worjiloh's list of priorities right now. A log lies smoking amid burned, full story

Dash Wumah takes issues with CDC

dashwumah.jpgThe Minnesota Chapter of Congress for Democratic Change, CDC, has declared its recent elections held in the state “null and void”, claiming “non-CDC members did indeed infiltrate the polling center and, did participate in the polls, in contravention of the CDC’s Constitution”. full story

Nyemah Wisner to run for the House

cdc-logo2.jpgAn eminent Liberian entrepreneur, Mr. Nyemah Wisner, has expressed his desire to contest the race for representative of the Jallah Town Constituent number 2. Mr. Wisner made the disclosure during a visit to the Peoples News room recently. He said he was making the disclosure at this time, because he feels he has what it takes to make Liberia a better place. full story

Florence Deputie is PCM's "Mother of the Year"


With Pomp and Pageantry and at a very colorful and inspiring ceremony the Pilgrim for Christ Ministries crowned Florence Deputie as Mother of the year 2010-2011. The program which drew a record crowd and an array of Church Leaders and worshippers from within the Liberian Community and the Wesleyan Compact in Minnesota, was held on May 30th at the church’s edifice on 6477 10th Street, Oakdale Minnesota. full story

Kulah Parker must Account for community Money?

kulah_300x300_350x350.jpgI am disappointed that you’ve failed to address your role in the mismanagement of our community’s funds, as former Financial Director of OLM. Instead, you’ve chosen to throw mud at those who report stories provided by the very board that rejected you. Lately, we see that you’ve gone on a campaign, attacking the auditors, insulting women, threatening the media, and exploding on members of the board of Directors of OLM. full story

Mediation commences in the OLM Board Crisis Today

101_4332.JPGReports reaching the Peoples News desk indicate that mediation process aims at resolving a deep conflict on the OLM Board is expected to commence today. According to unimpeachable sources close to the process, a high stakes mediation process in the Liberian community in Minnesota will unite the board and restore peace to the community.  full story

1 Shot in Brooklyn Center Parking Lot

bc_shooting.jpgBrooklyn Center Police are investigating an over the weekend shooting, where one person was shot in a parking lot the Peoples News has learned.  Police responded to the scene shortly after midnight to the 5900 block of Shingle Creek Parkway. The shooting took place in the parking during a social event at Miracle Empowerment Center in Brooklyn Center, MN. The victim in the shooting is a Liberian, Ephraim Zinnah. full story

Arthur Zakama is FLAA National President

ARTHUR_ZAKAMA.jpgReports reaching the News desk of the Peoples News confirm that Mr. Arthur Zakama Jr, has been elected President of the Federation of Lofa Association in the America. Mr. Zakama is the Former OLM Board Chairman and former president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association. full story

Diff'rent Strokes' star Gary Coleman dies

gary.jpgPROVO, Utah – Gary Coleman, the child star of the smash 1970s TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" whose later career was marred by medical and legal problems, died Friday after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was 42. full story

Remarks by President Obama and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia before Bilateral Meeting

ejs_obama_ovaloffice2.jpgWell, I want to officially welcome President Sirleaf to the Oval Office. I have been an extraordinary admirer of her work for many years now. I fondly recall the speech that she delivered in a joint session of Congress when I was still in the Senate. The United States and Liberia are close friends, long-standing partners, and Liberia is now emerging from a very difficult period in its history.full story

Pelosi Remarks Before Meeting With President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia

sirleaf_posi.jpgSpeaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Senator Patrick Leahy, House and Senate Chairs of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, held a brief press availability this afternoon with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia prior to theirmeeting at the Capitol. read the full story

US Pres. Obama hosts Pres. Sirleaf

barack-obama-official-small.jpgejsportal2.jpgOn Thursday, May 27, President Obama will welcome President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia to the White House.  The United States greatly values its historic bonds with Liberia.  Liberia is an important democratic partner of the United States that has made tremendous strides in consolidating stability, improving governance, and contributing to regional peace and development in recent years. full story

Land Dispute In Voinjama: The Driving Force Behind The Voinjama Crisis

Jallah_Kennedy.jpg The recent Voinjama crisis, in which innocent Lormas were killed, the Catholic Mission burned, vandalisation of the Free Pentecostal Church and the destruction of private properties by Mandingoes, has sparked a sleeping debate, which has to do with the creation of the Quardu Gboni district. full story


liberian-president-ellen-johnson-sirleaf-urges-graduates-to-follow-their-dreams-to-change-the-world_ksgarticlefeature.jpgI this evening attended the Liberians for Ellen (LIFE) and the Morgan State University sponsored program at the more than 2,000 seat capacity hall in Baltimore. I was excited when I arrived and by the time the event was over, I felt pleased. Indeed, a lot of things are changing around here and, as a result of my experience at the program, I left with a completely different impression than when I took off on my way there. full story

Rev. Fr. Freeman Wants St. Paul Episcopal School Reopened

hart.jpgThe priest in charge of St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville, Sinoe County, Reverend Father Sie-Sunday Freeman, has called on humanitarian organizations and individuals in and out of the country to come to the aid of St. Paul Episcopal High School in Greenville through donations of cash or materials for the fixing of the ceiling and the completion of other repairs on 12 classrooms, an auditorium and on offices for staff. full story

Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) Inducts new Leadership

hart.jpgRevDaniels_preview.jpgThe Liberian Council of Churches (LCC) held for the induction into offices of the new corps of officers to spearhead the organization for the next two years, the Peoples news has learned.  full story

Episcopal church ordains its 2nd openly gay bishop

gaybishop.jpgSeven years after the Episcopal Church caused an uproar by consecrating its first openly gay bishop, it has done the same thing again — only this time with a woman. The Rev. Canon Mary Glasspool, of Baltimore, was ordained and consecrated on Saturday, making her the second openly gay bishop. full story

"I will not run as Vice... to anyone," vows George Weah

brumskin.jpg_1194498_weah_150.jpgWinston_tubman-sm.jpgThe standard Bearer of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Ambassador George Manner Weah, said here exists no possibility that can dash the Liberian people’s mandate and go as vice running mate in the pending 2011 presidential elections. full story

Conversation with the new Worshipful Master of the Capital City Lodge, Augustine Tatus

050610AugustineTatus.jpgBorn in Liberia, West Africa, Augustine Tatus, 49, was recently elected the leader of the Capital City Lodge, No. 2 in Madison, which is affiliated with the Prince Hall Lodges. Before his ascendency to the Worshipful Master of the Masons in Madison, he served as a Senior Warden and a Secretary of the fraternity for a number of years. full story

Dr. Somah's Address to Liberia National History Project Launching

Dr_Somah.JPGIt is so good to be with you this afternoon in this great City of St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, as we gather in this Church, for the launching of Liberian National History Project (LNHP) 2010, I extend to you hearty welcome. According to Liberia's present history, modern Liberia was born during the raining season full story

ULAA Engages Congressman Donald Payne

mother.jpgThe leadership of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) Saturday stormed Newark, the capital city of New Jersey, to participate in commemorative program in honor and celebration of all who contributed to the recent successful extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for thousands of needy Liberians and their families. full story

Nigeria swears in new president

photo_1273166019489-1-0.jpgyaradua.jpgFollowing the death of Nigerian President, Umaru Yar'Adua, a new president has been sworn in office, the Peoples News has learned. According to a France International News release, Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in Thursday as president of the oil-rich African nation riven by religious and political divisions, hours after the death of the incumbent. full story

Major foreign and local investments in Liberia

map.jpgMining and agriculture companies are preparing to pour billions of dollars into Liberia, as the West African nation seeks to reconstruct itself after years of civil conflict. Below is a list of major foreign and local investments in the country completed or ongoing since the start of last year, giving sizes of deals. FULL STORY

Calls for the boycott of the Govt Officials Meeting

woodskofisam.jpgAmara_Konneh.jpgScores of Liberians around the United States are calling for a boycott of the Liberian Government delegation meeting in various communities. The Liberians have accused the Minister of planning and his cohorts of tribalism and napotism, while others feel it is a waste of the Liberian tax payers money. full story


Ambassador1.jpgamara.jpgThe constitutionally elected and duly constituted leadership of the National Board of Directors of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) hereby denounces in the strongest terms possible attempts to misrepresent, deceive and mock the Liberian people, and perpetuate chaos and division among Diaspora based Liberian organizations. FULL STORY


amara_konneh.jpgReport emanating from Monrovia signifies that the Minister of Planning, Mr. Amara Konneh, has sided with ULAA-Kesselly in the ULAA Conflict. The Minister, who, just like ULAA imposter, Anthony Kesselly, hails from Lofa County and is of the same Mandingo ethnic group, and is also brother to ULAA imposter, full story 

Liberia weighing trials for war crimes: minister

tah.jpgLiberia is considering trying perpetrators of the worst crimes committed during its 1989-2003 civil war, in which child soldiers were recruited, women raped and thousands killed, the justice minister said. full story

LDI releases Report Card Rivercess performs poorly

cap_bldg.jpgReports reaching the People's News indicate that several law makers who are piad with tax payers money are regularly absent from sessions. According the Liberia Democratic Institute release of what is called "A Legislative Report Card" full story


Lutheran Church in Liberia Celebrates 150th Anniversary in Twins Cities

harris-100.jpgApril 28, 2010 marks 150 years of ministry by the Lutheran Church in Liberia (LCL), and Minneapolis churches will add our voices to the celebration, from across the ocean. Missionaries from the United States traveled to Liberia, West Africa in 1860 and established schools, healthcare facilities including Phebe Hospital, and of course worshipping congregations. full story

NEC Gearing Up For 2011 ElectionsGets More Support

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T Ben Giple to be Laid to Rest


The Giple family of Minnesota announces with profound regrets the death of Mr. Benedict Taekay Giple, husband, father, brother, uncle and son. This event occurred at his home in Plymouth, MN on March 5, 2012 at 6:21am following a protracted illness. "T. Ben" is survived by his wife - Esther Bendu Garmai Koenig-Giple, mother - Teresa Blamo Giple, five children - Lourenzo Bobby, Marben Forgbe, Theophilus Jekwi, Bibiana Applelyn and Claudia Juah Giple, as well as one grand daughter - Yaya. Full Story

ULAA attends LCANJ honoring Program, holds Consultative Meeting

ulaa_Collage.jpgA high power delegation of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) was guest of the Liberian Community Association of North Jersey recently for an honoring program and to hold consultative meeting with the outgoing and newly elected officers. Several distinguished personalities of the community were honored for delicated and selfless services and contribution to the community over the last couple of years. The honorees were presented with beautiful certificates and diplomas. full story

Reverend Mother Alzetta Bahnti King-Williamson is dead

abwilliamson.jpgThe Williamson, King, Mayson, Smith and Potter families regret to announce the home going of Reverend Mother Alzetta Bahnti King-Williamson which sad and mournful event occurred on January 14, A.D. 2012 at 7:30 post meridian. The late Reverend Mother Alzetta Bahnti Williamson is survived by her devoted husband of fifty four (54) unbroken years, Counselor Joseph E. Williamson, six biological and several god and adopted children.. full story

ACER Launches Bottineau Transitway Engagement Project on January 21

ACER_image002.jpgBrooklyn Park, MN – The African Career, Education & Resource, Inc. (ACER) announces the launch of its "Making Transit Meaningful" project with a Community Leader Forum on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012. This free event will take place at Zanewood Recreation Center, 7100 Zane Ave. N., Brooklyn Park, MN 55429 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ACER was among 10 community-based organizations that received funding from the Corridors of Opportunity Policy Board of the Metropolitan Council to ensure that underrepresented communities.. Full story

Liberia's President Sirleaf takes Oath for Second Term

ellen1.jpgLiberia's Nobel peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was sworn in Monday in a lavish $1.2 million ceremony after her disputed reelection in the nation's second post-war polls. The 73-year old grandmother took the oath administered by the country's Chief Justice Johnnie Lewis as thousands looked on from the grounds of the capitol building in Monrovia. Full story


ULAA writes President Ellen Sirleaf, denies Gaye Sleh's claim to ULAA President

Pres_Sirleaf_Seton.jpgThe Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) has written the President of Liberia, Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to apprise her attention to a fake representation of the organization, by Mr. Gaye Sleh as president. The Letter says in parts that, ", we have received unquestionably reliable communication that an official invitation to your inauguration has been delivered in the name of the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas (ULAA) ... Full story

Joy World Universal Church Celebrates 2nd Anniversary, Pastor Vansiea urges members to maintain a balance

GEDC4876.JPGParishioners of the Joy World Universal Church have called upon to put the leave behind vises that tend to divide and destroy them and move into the future with initiatives that with unite them in faith to be a blessing to the unreached, needy and destitute. The call was made by Rev. Samuel Vansiea, Senior Pastor of the Joy World Universal Church when he delivered the sermon at the 2rd Anniversary Celebration of the church..Full Story

Pastor Vansiea urges members to maintain a balance

President Sirleaf New Years Message

ellen_sirleaf.jpgLet us give praise and thanks to Almighty God for his manifold blessings upon us as a people and upon our beloved Liberia, now in its ninth year of peace and stability. 2011 was a momentous year for our country. Yet we proved to the world, more importantly we proved to ourselves, that we had reached the level of political maturity to hold democratic, free, fair and transparent elections in our once fractured land. full text

OLM Chairman Kpanaku's New Year Day Message

kpanaku33.JPGAs we enter into this new leadership of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM), I like to seize this moment to wish all of us including our families a prosperous and fulfilling New Year (2012), which I consider a year of Renewal, Unification and Solidarity in our Liberian Communities both in the Diaspora and in Mama-Liberia. May all we have wished for come true, and may our plans be cultivated on fertile soil for cooperation, growth, and progress in this New Year and the years ahead. full story


news_img_1510.jpgToday, The Truth of the Matter (TTM) has observed that some Liberian Government supporters are now condemning the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration for the release of Mr. Acarious Gray from prison. Even her main detractors are confused over why he was release from prison so early. full story

Old Vai Town Bridge, Now King Zolu Duma Bridge, Dedicated

watersidebridge.jpgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday dedicated the bridge linking the City of Monrovia to the commercial district of Bushrod Island. Speaking at the dedication, the President thanked all those who played leading roles, including Ministers of Finance who spearheaded negotiations for the construction of the bridge, full story

Minnesota Liberian Old Timers Ahblawo renovates OLM Offices

The Minnesota Liberian Old Timers Sports Association, which is also known as Ahblawo, over the holiday weekend undertook a massive renovation and refurbishing project of the offices of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) in Brooklyn Park.  full story

WINSTON TUBMAN The Worst Embarrassment to CDC

news_img_1510.jpgTo start with, it’s better to have some knowledge of the main character in this discussion. In lieu of this, The Truth of the Matter (TTM) researched on Counselor Winston Tubman and found the following: Cllr. Tubman sprang to glory through royal stature, his uncle (traditional father), William V. S. Tubman, was the 18th president of Liberia.  Full story

Hon. Smallwood congratulations Pres. Sirleaf, other Nobel Laureates

pres.jpgThe President of the Liberian Community of North Jersey, Inc, Hon. Robert E. Smallwood, Jr., has extended congratulatory message to Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia and Ms. Leymah Gbowee, Liberian Peace Activist on their historic winning of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. full story

Fallah calls on Liberians to save for drizzling days

fallahA234.JPGA US based Liberian financial expert has called on Liberians to "see the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two of Liberia’s finest females as recognition of efforts being made by our mothers and sisters in bringing about lasting peace in the country." Mr. Austin Fallah said the model introduced by these two African ladies should be used as a yardstick in solving conflicts that may arise around the world. full story

Sackie Kennedy Congratulates OLM Board

kennedycollage.jpgFormer OLM Board member, Mr. J. Sackie Kennedy, has expressed congratulations to the Mr. Zubah Kpanaku and members of the OLM Board of Directors on the occasion of their induction into to thier respective offices to stir the ship of the Liberian community. Mr. Kennedy served as a member of the OLM Board of Director during the Martha Sinoe's administration and under the chairmanship of Mrs.Marie Hayes. full story

emmettTrinity.jpgThe Liberian Community Association of North Jersey, Inc (LCANJ) has a new President to stir ship of the community and he is Emmett Trinity. On Saturday, December 17, 2011, the Chairman of the Elections Commission of the Community, Hon. Augustus Koiquah, declared Mr. Emmett G. Trinity President-Elect of LCANJ after all the votes were tallied. Mr. Trinity is a known name within LCANJ circles for his consistent and outstanding service. Hon. full story

Zubah Kpanaku is OLM New Board Chairman

GEDC1376.JPGReport reaching the Peoples News confirms that Mr. Zubah Kpanaku has been elected Chairman of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) Board of Directors.The Election was held today, December 17, 2011 at the OLM office in Brooklyn Park. Speaking with our reportyers after recieving the report, Mr. Kpanaku said he is committed to making the OLM responsive to the needs of the community as well as ensuring that there is reconciliation between and amongst the people of the community. He pointed out that there is a new day in the OLM and the community will come to appreciate the OLM under his chairmanship of the Board. full story

J Ninsel Warners Book Africa and Children hits the stand

warner.jpgA Liberian resident in Minnesota, Mr. J Ninsel Warner, has released a rich book on Liberian political cultural. The book is now on the book stand and is among the bestseller of books published by a Liberian author. The book, Africa and Children, is a breath-taking political satire which is seasoned with the romantic story of Mary Boryonon Tweh and her husband, Clinton Simpson. Mary Tweh and her husband do not have any children.full story

LCANJ to hold Community wide Elections

pres.jpgThe Liberian Community Association of North Jersey, Inc (LCANJ) will on Saturday, December 17, 2011, go to the polls to elect a new team of Executive officers, Members of the Board of Directors and Members of the Judiciary Committee to lead the organization for the next couple of years. The elewctions will be held at the Village Social Club & Event Hall on 22 Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark, New Jersey. Members of the community are in high spirit and gearing up for this all important election. full story

Pres. Sirleaf's Lecture at Receiving the Nobel Peace Prize

NobelPeacePrizeAwardCeremony2011p8JURQngDYpl.jpg OSLO, Norway (AP) – Three women; Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman,  who fought injustice, dictatorship and sexual violence in Liberia and Yemen accepted the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, calling on repressed women worldwide to rise up against male supremacy. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said after accepting her Nobel diploma and medal at a ceremony in Oslo, said "....My sisters, my daughters, my friends — find your voice..," full story," full story

Ms. Leymah Gbowee Nobel Peace Lecture

Supreme Court Vindicates NEC, Sirleaf

imagesjpg.jpgAgainst the testimonies of fair play of more than 4,000 electoral observers, the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) contended that the 2011 presidential election was fraught with vote-rigging in favor of the ruling Unity Party (UP). The series of investigations the National Elections Commission (NEC) conducted based on "evidences" CDC adduced – investigations, which Carter Center’s observer team affirmed as standard – found no evidence of fraud. full story

'Yield Not to CDC's Blackmail?

GeorgeWeahFBI_preview.jpgThe opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) boycotted the November 8 presidential runoff on unprovable vote-rigging claims and staged a "peace vigil" that degenerated into a violent confrontation between its partisans and police. What happened is an overly told story. However, what has been happening behind political closed doors in the name of "peace dialogue", since then, is bothering many legal minded and patriotic Liberians, who fear the Sirleaf Administration might be trapping itself into a governance circus – of a Gyude Bryant type NTGL – in the vain name of peace.  full story

Tribute to the Memory of Dr. Peter Lorkula Naigow

lentcross.jpgToday marks the 22nd day since the cold hands of death snatched away the life of a distinguished son of Bong County, Dr. Peter Lorkula Naigow, former Vice President of the Republic of Liberia. Dr. Naigow is reported to have passed away in Conakry, the Republic of Guinea, on Monday, November 14, 2011 following a brief period of illness. The Founder, Chairman, officers and members of the Bong Progressive Movement are bitterly shocked and sadly overwhelmed by the news of the passing of this great man, outstanding scholar and dazzling son of the Kpelle people. full story

Herman Browne Releases four New Books

dean.jpgThe Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Monrovia, the Very Rev. Dr. Herman Browne has released four books for Christian education and teaching purposes. Speaking to our reporter recently In Monrovia, Dr. Browne said the publication of the books is part of an effort to ensure that the congregation he serves is an informed church in those days of adversities. He pointed out that an informed congregation or community will defend the mission of the Christian and will fearlessly reach out to win more souls for Christ. He said he is involved with research on other aspect of the church for the sound instruction of the church. full story

OLM Elects Five Board Members

Liberians who are members of the Organization of Liberian in Minnesota went to the poll Sunday, November 27, 2011 to elect five board members to vacancies on the Board of Directors. full story

Special Independent Commission of Inquiry Submits Report Calls for Dismissal of Inspector General of Police of Liberia

thepolicecollage.jpgThe Special Independent Commission of Inquiry appointed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to investigate the November 7 disturbances has submitted its report to the President. The Commission, headed by Sister Mary Laurene Browne, submitted its report on Friday, November 25, at the Ministry of State. Among its recommendations, the Commission has called for the dismissal of the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police (LNP), Mr. Marc Amblard. full story

Mother Esther Taylor laid to rest in Liberia

ameliafamily.JPGThe late Esther Naniker Davies Taylor, mother of Rev. Dr. Francis Tablah of Ebenezer Community Church and Amelia Taylor-Galimah of Minnesota, was laid to rest at her home town of Kingsville, Margibi County, Liberia. Amidst bright and beautiful weather several family members and sympathizer congregated at the Grace Baptist Church located in the Barnesville Estate, in Monrovia, Liberia on Saturday, November 12, 2011 the funeral ceremonies of Esther Naniker Davies Taylor.  full story

jayjay.jpgFormer Minister of Posts & Telecommunications, Mr. Roosevelt Gasolin Jayjay has declared his membership to the ruling Unity Party and pledged his support to President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to contest the 2011 General and Presidential Elections.  According to the INQUIRER Mr. Jayjay pointed out that his support to President Johnson-Sirleaf is in no way intended to seek job instead it is based on his acceptability of the output of her government over the past five years. full story

Financial Expert Hails Ellen's Dev. Initiatives

Fallah_1.jpgMr. FallahMr. Austin S. Fallah a US-based Liberian financial expert has praised the development efforts of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf''s Government. Outlining some of the efforts undertaken by President Sirleaf on the main campus of St. Catherine's Catholic University (St. Kate) of Minnesota on the observance of African Night by that institution, Mr. Fallah said social and economic developments have taken roots and the government must be commended by all well meaning Liberians. Mr. Fallah with other experts spoke on the topic:" full story

Eugene Robinson, First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop, To Retire In 2013

485-396Gay_Bishop_Retirement_sff_standalone_prod_affiliate_79.jpgThe first openly gay Episcopal bishop said Saturday that he will retire in 2013, due in part to the "constant strain" on him and his family from the worldwide backlash against his election seven years ago. full story

Who will be the next MN Governor

Former Sen. Mark Dayton held a razor-thin margin over Republican Tom Emmer early Wednesday in the Minnesota governor's race, virtually assuring a recount. With fewer than 20 percent of the state's precincts uncounted, Dayton held a lead of less than half of 1 percent over Emmer -- about 9,000 votes, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Independence Party candidate Tom Horner was third. full story

President Sirleaf Sends Entire Cabinet on Administrative Leave

president.jpgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Wednesday evening asked her entire Cabinet to take administrative leave effective immediately. The President issued the directive at an Emergency Cabinet Meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on November 3rd. She added that until such time when they are asked to return or their successors have been appointed, designated Deputies are authorized to act in their stead. full story

Martha Sinoe Gets Big Honor

Marthasinoepic5.jpgThe adage, "Give a man his flowers while alive," became a reality when the Gbi & Dorue Development Association of the United States honored Martha Sinoe, former president of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota, on Saturday, Sept. 18 at a fundraising and honoring program in St. Paul, Minn. The former president of OLM was among several Liberians privileged to receive certificates for what was described as their distinguished and humanitarian contributions towards their communities. full story

New Liberian Non-for-profit Organization to be Launched in Minnesota

alex_topoh.jpgA non-for-profit organization recently established is scheduled to be launched in Minnesota. American Love Drive for Africa (ALDALL) will be holding its official launching Program & Fund Raiser, October 30, 2010 at the National Urban League Comm. Center which is located at the corner of Penn Ave. North and Plymouth Ave. in North Minneapolis. According to the 9nvitation circulated the program will commence at 5:00 PM. full story

The Wish Center Commends Works of The Liberian Journal

ak_al_ed.jpgThe Wish Center would like to thank the Editorial staff and management of The Liberian Journal for its impartial and selfless support to the Liberian and other communities worldwide. Since its founding nearly five years ago, TLJ has not only exemplified itself as a medium for and of the people, it has unselfishly presented the issues without fear or favor.  full story

Bassa Dorkpah-Minnesota undertakes Big Project in Liberia

kgray.jpgThe Bassa Dorkpah/UNIBOA Minnesota Chapter has unveiled plans to embark upon a "special project" along the Bassa high way. According to the president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Bassa Association in the United States, Mr. Kelvin Gray the project will benefit thousands of motorists, passengers and users of the high way. full story

OLM, Why Barb Davis White?

Barb.jpgThe question that many Liberians are asking after the celebration of the 163th Independence Anniversary is why give a platform to an individual who is against the issues that are important to all Liberians? Many Liberians believe she does not share their concerns and things that are important to them. full story

PYJs Presidential bid faces setbacks

pyj.jpgadolo.jpgNimba County Junior Senator Aldophus Dolo has asked his countryman Prince Johnson to wait for another time to contest the presidency the Peoples News has learned. According to a Star Radio report Senator Dolo observed Prince Johnson could be a good presidential material but needed time to mature politically. full story

Dont Change Ellens Govt... Sherman urges Liberians

Dancun_Sherman_preview.jpgThe chairman of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Cllr. Varney G. Sherman, has urged Liberians not to change the government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the upcoming 2011 General and Presidential Elections. Cllr. Sherman warned that changing the government may have the propensity to stall the enormous gains the UP-led government has achieved over the last five years.  full story

OLM Board in Big Shambles

henryk.jpgburgala.jpg100_3209.JPGThere are clear signals that efforts to restore peace and harmony to the OLM Board and the community is far from becoming a reality. Recently, the Liberian Ministerial Association advanced a two-prong proposition:either Mr. Tarley is reinstated as the Chairman of the Board for a tenure of three-months , or a community town hall meeting be held at which time an up and down vote be cast for or against the "Yaskie’s Board."  full story

PUT COMMUNITY INTEREST ABOVE SELFSteve Wilson lambast community leaders

stephen_wilson.JPGA renowned Liberian human rights and social justice campaigner has stressed the need for diasporic Liberian-based community organizations to develop a "participative culture" if progress and harmony is to be achieved in our community. Delivering the keynote address at program marking the 163 Independence Anniversary of Liberia, jointly held under the auspices of the LCM and OLM in St. Paul full story

British-Liberia 'Forest-Saving' Scheme Exposes Perils of Carbon Credit Plans

Ellen_Johnson-Sirleaf_detail_071024-D-9880W-027.jpgA British company's proposal to rent out one-fifth of Liberia's forests for carbon offsetting could have bankrupted the impoverished West African state, according to a former government adviser. The claim came as the Liberian government yesterday announced an interim statement on its inquiry into alleged "improprieties" surrounding the $2.2bn deal. full story

Stephen Wreh-Wilson Addresses Liberians in Minnesota

100_7431.JPGI am deeply humbled by this invitation, and I must admit that I accepted it without any reservations. It is an honor to be chosen as the speaker of the day … the Independence celebration of my country, our country. You have afforded me a renowned opportunity to speak not only to this audience, but to Liberians at home and around the globe with a message of optimism. full story

Rev. Monsignor Roberts Tikpor is National Orator; who is he

tikpor1.jpgLiberia celebrates its 163rd year of self-awarded independence on July 26 this year. An official Executive Mansion protocol release early this week says this year's celebration will take place in Sanniquellie, the historic administrative headquarters of northern Nimba County. It also names Rev. Monsignor Robert G. Tikpor as the National Orator. The question is, who is this man? full story

Meet the Orator: Liberias 163rd independence Anniversary in St Paul, MN

STEPEHENS_PHOTO.jpgAs we prepare for a ground breaking celebration of Liberia’s 163rd independence anniversary in St. Paul, MN it is important to take a microscopic look at the orator of the year. Who is he? What does he have to say to the people and about the country that will make the necessary impact?  full story



101_2225.JPGI am grateful to the Arbiter of Human events for the numerous blessings He has continue to bestow upon me---as an individual and upon all of us as a people and nation. Indeed! God has been truly good to us and to our nation…and we must thank Him for these many years of our existence. full story

Yaskey OLM Board disrespects LMA???

100_3050.JPG100_3209.JPGThe Yaskey faction of the OLM Board Directors through its Treasurer, Imam Bangalee Trawally, rained insults and other forms of disrespect and false accusation against the Liberian Ministerial Association and has led to controversy in the community. full story

Understanding Liberia's Debt Relief

Liberia_Debt_relief.JPGAs a Liberian, I was filled with joy when I read that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank's International Development Association (IDA) have decided to SUPPORT US$4.6 billion of debt relief for Liberia. I was discussing with a friend of mine on the debt relief issue and his response was "our country was awarded debt relief by the international Financial Institutions (IFIs) and so what?" full article

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Nellie T. Francis makes her parents proud

nellie1.jpg It is often said, "There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it." It is against this back drift that Nellie matriculated to the Mankato University of Minnesota. At this high ranking school some three hour drive from the twin cities Nellie studied Business and Marketing.full story

Kulah Parker Drowns, Resorts to Mudslinging

kulah_300x300_350x350.jpgIn the face of pressures to respond to strong and well-documented allegations of embezzlement, misappropriation and mismanagement of community and federal funds, Mr. Kulah Parker, the recently dismissed and discredited OLM Financial Director, has now resorted to mudslinging and name calling, to save his face. full story

Mansfield & Constance Celebrate 15th anniversary

mansfield_68.JPGIt is 15 years and counting since Mansfield said "I, take you, Constance, to my wedded Wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance; and thereto I plight thee my faith and Constance did the same in the reverse. full story

Kulah Parker cannot account for $28,148.87.

  1. - The Audit report reveals that 67% ($28,148.87) cannot be verified.
  2. - Paid himself salary without the board approval
  3.    Details coming soon......... full story


florence_deputie.JPGThe Pilgrim for Christ Ministries will on May 30th celebrate it Mother’s Day in a elaborate program. The occasion will be held at the church’s edifice 6477 10th Street, Oakdale MN, 55128 and is expected to draw an array of Church Leaders and worshippers from within the Liberian Community and the Wesleyan Compact in Minnesota. full story

Kulah Parker Fired and Rejected!

parker.jpgThe Board of Directors of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM) has rejected Mr. Kulah Parker’s quest for the OLM Director of Finance position.  A letter from the board said:" That after an exhaustive review of the Nominating Committee’s recommendation, we have concluded to reject your nomination as Finance Director. We ask that you turn over to Mr. Bangalley Trawally, Treasurer of the OLM Board of Directors, all OLM property entrusted in your care by 21 May 2010". full story

Wynna Outland leaves high school in colors

101E3580.JPGIt is often said, education is the key to the success. This is one quality that one must possess in order to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it. full story

Yaskey in Big Trouble

yaskeycj.jpgInformation reaching the People's news indicates that Mr. Clarance Yaskey stands accused of breaching OLM internal control procedures when he (Yaskey) spent $1,760.00 (Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty) of OLM funds without disbursement voucher, vendor (s) invoices, and particularly without the knowledge of the Director of finance or the other members of the Board.  full story

Liberian rape victim's parents freed from AZ jail

imagesjpg.jpgThe parents of a 9-year-old Liberian girl who was gang-raped last summer have been freed from a Phoenix jail because court officials cannot find interpreters who speak their language. The girl's 59-year-old father and 47-year-old mother are charged with seven counts of felony child abuse for abuse. full story

In vain recognition, Minister dumps ULAA Imposter, Anthony Kesselly

amara_konneh.jpgkessely.jpgThe die is cast! Yes, indeed, the die is finally cast in the ULAA pretension scandal. The Minister of Planning and Economic Affairs and head of the Poverty Reduction Strategy, recently visiting Diaspora Liberians, has categorically disclaimed and utterly dismissed claim by any of the contending ULAA parties of its recognition of the Philadelphia based ULAA-K. full story


yaskeycj.jpgApparently boxed in the corner by democratic forces with nowhere to run for covers, Clarence Yaskey, the man who led the Monday, January 4th bloodless political coup d’état against Mr. John Tarley, the democratically elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Organization of Liberians in Minnesota (OLM), has finally decided to surrender to the democratic forces. full story

John Tarley gets tough with Yaskey

JohnTarley.JPG Recently, the Chairman, Mr. John Tarley was allegedly removed unconstitutionally and replaced in early January with the Mr. Clarence Yaskey, the man whom he defeated during the Board leadership election. Mr. Tarley immediately rejected that action and termed it as illegal and unconstitutional. The Community subsequently convened a town hall meeting and constituted the OLM Community Intervention Committee (CIC) with the mandate to investigate and resolve the matter. full story

Rivercess to hold Big Program in Twin Cities

RiverCess.gifThe Rivercess County Association in the Americas- Minnesota Chapter is expected to hold its inaugural program in the Twin Cities. According to a press release from the planning committee, the program will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at the Art US Dinning Recreation Center on 1221 Marshall Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Full Story

Bassa Association in Minnesota has a new queen

067_67.JPG059_59.JPGThe Grand Bassa County Association in the United States, Minnesota Chapter has a new queen. She is Ms. Monkojay Lavien. The association had its bi-annual Queen Contest, Fashion Extravaganza and Ball over the weekend in at the Odyssey Academy building in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.  full story

Lucinda Dennis joins Black Gown Elites

Lue.jpgAs the graduation season kicks off, several Liberians in The United States of America will be amongst the number this year to recieve degrees and diplomas in various diciplines and Lucinda Patricia Dennis will be counted in that number.
The commencement convocation is expected be held on... full story

The GOL townhall meetings of Liberians in the Diaspora

Mepassportphoto_05032010.jpgThe Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Government of Liberia (GOL), according to news reports, has planned to hold a series of townhall meetings among Liberians in the United States of America, Europe, Ghana, and other places outside of Liberia so as to glean input from Liberians everywhere vis-à-vis poverty reduction in Liberia. FULL STORY

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