Who Goes to Justice Ministry?

first_imgFollowing the resignation on Monday, October 6, of former Justice Minister Cllr. Christiana P. Tah, rumors are now flying around Monrovia as to who will succeed the former Justice Minister.Liberia’s former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, resigned her post for what she termed among other things, “collapse of rule of law” within the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration.Already, familiar names have been thrown from corner to corner, even within the corridors of power. Among the possible candidates are former Justice Minister under Liberia’s ex-President Charles Taylor, Cllr. Lavela Supuwood, the managing partner for the TIAWA Law and Associate, Cllr. Yarmie-Quiqui Gbeisay, Sr.,  President Sirleaf’s private lawyer, Cllr. Roland Dahn, as well as Cllr. Michael Jones, among others.But though Cllr. Jones’ name surfaced, his chances are infinitely remote since, regardless of his highly reputed knowledge of the law, the Supreme Court suspended him from practicing law for five consecutive years since 2012.Yet, to even drop his name in the bucket-list suggests that the President’s options may be assumed severely limited.  The Justice Ministry’s portfolio requires someone at the helm who is morally strong and knowledgeable enough to manage the nation’s security forces, on the one hand; and who can be the “lynch-pin” in the relationship between the Executive branch of Government and the Judiciary, on the other; and everything in between. Other names being mentioned within the public domain are the present Solicitor-General, Cllr. Betty Larmie Blamo (whose name came first on the list), as well as former Solicitor-General, Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, and Cllr. Winston Tubman, among others. Cllr. Tubman in 2011, contested for the Liberian Presidency on the ticket of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) against the incumbent President Sirleaf, but lost the vote. Tubman, who now runs a law practice in Monrovia, also served as Minister of Justice under the late President Samuel K. Doe in the early 1980s.  These names are being especially speculated among top-notch lawyers in the corridors of the Temple of Justice in Monrovia. Meanwhile, it is reliably learnt that following the resignation of Cllr. Tah, official activities at the Ministry of Justice are being paralyzed owing to recent decision by President Sirleaf to dismiss several highly placed officials of the MOJ.Without the prosecuting arm of the government in the face of Minister Tah’s resignation, security apparatuses, including the National Security Agency (NSA), the Liberian National Police (LNP), the Bureau of Immigration for Naturalization (BIN) and other smaller units are doomed to go-slow on operations, pending the appointment of their new boss by the President. The public is, therefore, hoping that President Sirleaf will appoint a candidate with strong moral character and a wealth of experience in the legal profession, particularly dealing with the public in the face of the country’s present day reality.  “This is to avoid any incident of regret in the wake of the resignation of Cllr. Tah,” one eminent lawyer hinted the Daily Observer Tuesday during a mobile phone conversation. Also, several other persons who spoke to the Daily Observer late yesterday expressed regret for Cllr. Tah’s resignation, indicating that her decision was a “great setback to the justice system since she was one of such persons with level-headed administrative qualifications.” On Monday, Cllr. Tah resigned her post when noted that “I cannot be the Minister of Justice and not supervise the operations of the security agencies under the Ministry of Justice, for example; or what is ‘the rule of law’ if the President asserts that she does not trust the Ministry of Justice to independently investigate allegations of fraud against the National Security Agency? What is ‘the rule of law’ if a duly appointed Minister of Justice with oversight for security has grave concerns about what her volitional resignation will mean for her own personal security and freedom as a Liberian citizen?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL DAILY – YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ ADVERTISING!

first_imgGet people running into your business this Friday with Donegal DailyTHIS Friday is retail’s Black Friday – when bargain hunters will be out and about looking for Christmas presents with a discount.If you and your business are having a Black Friday special offering, you can reach the whole county and beyond on Donegal’s biggest media site.Your special offers will also be seen by more than 50,000 followers on our social media sites Facebook and Twitter. You can reach that audience easily and quickly.To find out how, simply email Mark now on [email protected] DONEGAL DAILY – YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ ADVERTISING! was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Black FridayDonegal Dailylast_img read more

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From Keita to Jorginho: The 10 best Premier League debuts from the opening weekend

first_img NEW ERA REVEALED ALTERED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Naby Keita player watchKeita had a hand in the Reds’ first goal which set them on their way for the easy win.Joe Hart (Burnley)It’s been a difficult few years for Joe Hart but things are finally looking up after the keeper completed his permanent move to Burnley from Manchester City last week.And the 31-year-old marked his Premier League debut for the Clarets with a clean sheet against Southampton.He made two good saves to deny Jack Stephens and Mario Lemina in the second-half to ensure Burnley would leave the south coast with a point.Richarlison (Everton)Richarlison was a surprise star of the Premier League for Watford last season and if he carries on like this he will be one of the elite players in the division this campaign.The Brazilian marked his league debut for Everton with two goals against Wolves – the first being an opportunistic poke into the net.His second was nothing short of sublime. After some neat interplay with Cenk Tosun, Richarlison expertly used Conor Coady as a blocker before bending the ball round the defender and into the corner of the net. Jorginho slots home a penalty to set Chelsea on their way to a comfortable victory Six things we learned from the opening weekend of the Premier League There were also a few players who made their debuts in England’s top flight or debuts for their new clubs. Some were not so good but others impressed.But who were the standout debutants in gameweek one? Here are talkSPORT.com’s top ten performing debutantsJorginho (Chelsea) Keita was impressive form against the Hammers How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Richarlison was the Toffees’ star player Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)The Algerian has been City’s only noteworthy signing this summer so there is a lot of pressure for him to settle in quickly.But that was no such issue for Mahrez who looked like he had been playing alongside his team-mates for years.He was a pest for the Arsenal defence all game as he, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling looked like they were going to score every time they went forward.Kepa Arrizabalaga (Chelsea)Chelsea’s new goalkeeper will have more difficult days ahead of him but Kepa will be delighted to have kept a clean sheet on his Premier League debut.Kepa Arrizabalaga player watchHe did not have many saves to make of note. It was as comfortable a debut as the Spaniard could have asked for. 5 Raul Jiminez (Wolverhampton Wanderers)The forward has played for some big clubs including Atletico Madrid and Benfica but Raul Jiminez was making his debut in England’s top flight on Saturday.The Mexican’s late goal against Everton rescued a point for his side which could be an important point towards the end of the season.David Brooks (AFC Bournemouth)It’s been a busy summer for Bournemouth and they gave David Brooks the chance to justify his £10million price tag during their 2-0 win over Cardiff.And the former Sheffield United man had a solid Premier League debut, playing his part in a number of attacks for the Cherries.Manager Eddie Howe said he was “very pleased” with the 21-year-old’s performance and suggested we’ve only seen a glimpse of his potential.Alisson Becker (Liverpool)Much like Kepa, Alisson did not have a huge amount to do but he still kept a clean sheet.The £67m keeper had to be alert to save a header from Fabian Balbuena in the first-half but the most impressive part of his game was his relaxed demeanour which had a calming influence on the Anfield crowd. 5 possible xi England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won The start of the 2018/19 Premier League season was an action-packed one as expected.There were wins for all of last season’s top five while the same old problems for Arsenal were still on show. It turned out to be a comfortable Chelsea debut for Kepa smart causal How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? He did look somewhat out of his depth during the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City but Jorginho looked much more at home in Chelsea’s 3-0 win against Huddersfield.The midfielder even got himself on the scoresheet – calmly slotting a penalty past Ben Hamer which put the Blues two-up.Jorginho combined well with N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley throughout the afternoon and showed why Maurizio Sarri was determined to get the former Napoli man to Stamford Bridge this summer.Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers)He was one of the stars of the Championship last season and it seems Ruben Neves knows how to handle himself in the top flight too.It’s hard to believe he’s only 21 when you consider how often he dictated the pace of Wolves’ 2-2 draw v Everton.The Portuguese was the main reason Nuno Espirito Santo’s side got something out of the game – scoring a free-kick and providing a wonderful assist to allow Raul Jiminez to get Wolves’ second goal.Naby Keita (Liverpool)There was a great deal of anticipation to see Naby Keita make his Liverpool deal as he agreed to sign for the club last summer.And it’s fair to say he didn’t disappoint – making a catalogue of dangerous runs with the ball as Liverpool were a constant threat in their 4-0 thrashing of West Ham. 5 silverware Latest Premier League News possible standings 5 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Champions Manchester City got off to a great start with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Arsenal Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5last_img read more

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