Breaking News: Supreme Court Suspends Tah

first_imgThe Supreme Court of Liberia has suspended with immediate effect from the practice of law (directly and indirectly) in the republic of Liberia Cllr. Christiana Tah, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Liberia.The decision was taken Friday afternoon, January 10, while giving its ruling in the contempt charge against the Liberian Attorney General following her release several months ago of journalist Rodney Sieh from prison on what she described as “compassionate leave” from prison.So long as the Supreme Court’s suspension of the Justice Minister maintains, she will be unable to function as Attorney General and Minister of Justice.Also suspended from practicing law for three months was Sieh’s lawyer, Cllr. Beyan Howard. It was he who wrote to the Minister of Justice requesting the compassionate leave, which she granted. The court said that such a request and the granting thereof were in contravention of the law and interfered with the decision of the High Court to have the lower court (civil law court) implement its earlier ruling against journalist Sieh.More to follow as details unfold.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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We support Amber Alert in Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The Caribbean Voice (TCV) supports the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) in urging Government to seriously consider using the Amber Alert system to help find missing children faster, and to ensure the greatest possible safety of such children. The experiences of nations that already have the Amber Alert show that it not only serves as a deterrent to those who would prey upon children, but also results in some perpetrators releasing abducted children after hearing the amber alert.The fact that the success of the Amber Alerts depends on total cooperation between communities and the Police; and the utilization of broadcast media, digital billboards, Internet Ad exchanges, Internet service providers, Internet search engines, as well as wireless devices such as mobile phones could augur well for improved relations between the Police and the citizenship, which is currently far from what is desired. Such improved relations could also bolster crime fighting overall.TCV believes that nations like the US, UK and Canada would be most willing to provide necessary assistance to ensure proper training, and implementing mechanism are in place for maximal efficiency. Also, there would be need for requisite legislation to provide a legal framework, and adequate resources to foster timely receipt and processing of information and rapid responses, among other requirements. Therefore, bearing in mind the experience of the motion to decriminalize attempted suicide, we strongly urge that the requisite legislation be a bipartisan effort, to ensure its passage into law.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

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