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After Student Protests, President Sirleaf Closes Bong County Technical College

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After Student Protests, President Sirleaf Closes Bong County Technical College

- GBARNGA, Bong – Following a series of protest actions by students attending the Bong County Technical College in Gbarnga, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has mandated that the college be closed until September this year. The students have in recent times protested against what they say is poor learning environment at the college. They are pushing for better-equipped science laboratories, a library, and the accreditation of the nursing department of the college by the Nursing Board of Liberia and the Ministry of Health

Categories: Education | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Bong |  Gbarnga | 

Liberia Chamber of Commerce Struggles to Increase Female Participation - The Bush Chicken

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Liberia Chamber of Commerce Struggles to Increase Female Participation - The Bush Chicken

- MONROVIA, Montserrado – It is no secret that males dominate the formal sector of business in Liberia. The much lower literacy rate of women (33 percent) compared to men (62 percent), the lower access to collateral and financing, and the general bias towards males in society ensure this dominance of males in business. Unsurprisingly, this carries over to women’s participation in the membership of business organizations like the Liberia Chamber of Commerce

Categories: Business | 
Tags: Trade | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Montserrado |  Greater Monrovia |  Monrovia | 

U.S. Based Liberian Financial Expert Proposes A New Tax Law For Revenue Growth And Poverty Reduction

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U.S. Based Liberian Financial Expert Proposes A New Tax Law For Revenue Growth And Poverty Reduction

- A financier, Tennessee State Employee and former Liberia’s Ministry of Finance Development and Planning (MFDP) official, Mr. Benjamin M. Stanley has advanced a proposal to the Commissioner General of the Liberian Revenue Authority (LRA), Mrs. Elfrda Stewart Tamba to engage legislators and other stakeholders to enact a legislation to be called Liberian “TAX REFUND ACT”. Mr. Stanley in a dispatch to the GNN, said when this law is enacted, it will enable workforce in Liberia, including but not limited to GoL, Companies, Industrial, and Corporations employees to file their individual annual Income Tax Return which he further noted will separate them from their employers quarterly and annual tax returns

Categories: Business |  Society & Culture | 
Tags: Poverty Eradication |  Poverty |  Social Issues |  Finance |  Taxes |  Taxation | 
Places: United States |  Liberia |  W Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa | 

Mercy Corps Donates Solar Energy Equipment to J.W. Pearson High School

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Mercy Corps Donates Solar Energy Equipment to J.W. Pearson High School

- GOMPA, Nimba – The John Wesley Pearson High School in Ganta received a donation of assorted solar energy equipment from Mercy Corps last week as a means of providing lighting on the campus. The donation is part of Mercy Corps’ plan for an additional 59 public facilities within the country that would include public schools and clinics. Cephas Tetteh, Mercy Corps’ energy specialist, made the symbolic presentation on behalf of his institution, in the presence of the press

Categories: Science & Nature |  Education | 
Tags: Solar Energy |  Schools |  High Schools |  Green energy |  Energy | 
Places: Liberia |  W Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Africa |  Ganta |  Nimba | 

West African troops extend Gambia mission for a year

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West African troops extend Gambia mission for a year

- Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) said it has extended the mandate of its military mission in The Gambia. The force, consisting mainly of soldiers from neighbouring Senegal, was first sent to the small country in January to compel longstanding president Yahya Jammeh to relinquish power to his elected successor Adama Barrow. At a weekend summit in the Liberian capital Monrovia, the 15-nation body commended the “crucial role” played by the mission in keeping The Gambia secure but leaders took note of “the fragile situation” in the country and extended the mission for 12 months

Places: Gambia |  Liberia |  Uganda |  Montserrado |  Greater Monrovia |  Monrovia | 

Conversation group rescue injured turtle off Liberian coast

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Conversation group rescue injured turtle off Liberian coast

- REUTERS: A marine conversation group marked World Turtle Day by rescuing an injured loggerhead turtle they found off the coast of Liberia while on an expedition to crack down on illegal fishing. The crew on Sea Shepherd Global spotted the injured turtle floating on the ocean surface off the coast of Monrovia, Liberia on May 23 and sent dive teams out to bring it to safety

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ALP Writes Inter Religious Council

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ALP Writes Inter Religious Council

- The All Liberian Party (ALP) of Liberian businessman Benoni Urey has written the Inter Religious Council here,providing reasons why it did not participate in the 24 May Inter-Party Inaugural meeting organized by the religious council. The party, in a two-page document dated 24 May and addressed to the President of the Inter Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) Bishop Jonathan B.B. Hart, said it is conscious of its civic and constitutional obligations to the Republic, but the venue of the forum is unduly redundant, in that there is already an Inter-Party Consultative Committee at the National Elections Commission (NEC) which stoutly addresses identical issues that are being raised by the IRCL

Categories: Religion & Spirituality | 
Places: Liberia | 

Lawsuit filed in Liberian diamond and gold mine scam

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Lawsuit filed in Liberian diamond and gold mine scam

- SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A case involving a Portland doctor, a Salem lawyer and Liberian diamond and gold mine scam led to a $2.4 million lawsuit. The Statesman Journal reports that attorney Robert Custis is accused of professional negligence for failing to act on behalf of his client, a Portland doctor. The complaint claims that between 2010 and 2017, Custis represented Dr

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Miss Liberia Concludes Uganda Charitable Tour, Arrives In Ghana This Week

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Miss Liberia Concludes Uganda Charitable Tour, Arrives In Ghana This Week

- After a week-long charitable tour in Uganda with her Ugandan beauty queen counterpart, Iryn Nakitende, affectionately call Rising Woman of Uganda, Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo has concluded her tour in that part of Africa, and is expected to arrive in Accra, Ghana on Monday, May 29, 2017 to meet with her Ghanaian counterpart. Wokie Dolo during her week-long in Uganda celebrated the African month through humanitarian outreach programs, where she was opportune to interact with teenage mothers at the Remnant Generation, distributing educational materials to orphanages

Categories: Life & Style | 
Tags: Women | 
Places: Liberia |  W Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  Uganda |  E. Africa |  Africa |  Ghana | 

Tycoon, striker or banker: Liberia seeks a new president

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Tycoon, striker or banker: Liberia seeks a new president

- A football superstar, a former warlord and a soft drinks millionaire have thrown their hats into the ring for the post of Liberian president as Africa's first elected female leader prepares to step down. A dizzying array of candidates have lined up for the October poll to replace Nobel Peace Prize winner Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. She leaves behind no obvious successor after serving an unbroken decade in the job, a constitutional maximum of two terms

Places: Liberia |  Uganda | 

Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary is in Liberia

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Ebola: Three Reasons Why Trump’s Health Secretary is in Liberia

- As his boss President Donald Trump sets off to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip, the U.S. health secretary is also on his own maiden voyage abroad, thousands of miles away in Liberia. Dr. Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, has been in the West African country since Thursday. While Liberia, a country of 4

Categories: Politics & Government |  Health | 
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US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800

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US health secretary visits Liberia, where Ebola killed 4,800

- MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is making his first trip overseas to Liberia, the West African country where Ebola killed more than 4,800 people. Price on Thursday praised Liberia for its "remarkable cooperation" on health care issues. He toured a community that was hit hard by the Ebola virus in 2014. Ebola survivor Mohammed Kromah told Price how he spent almost two months at a treatment center

Categories: Health | 
Tags: Ebola |  Diseases & Conditions | 

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Three Points for Jebor’s Wydad, as Laffor’s Sundowns Held Away
Three Points for Jebor’s Wydad, as Laffor’s Sundowns Held Away The 2017 CAF Champions League continues, with the clubs of Liberia’s two representatives, William Jebor and Anthony Laffor, restoring their hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the competition. Having won one and suffered two defeats from their previous games, Jebor’s Wydad was on the verge of missing out on reaching the last eight if they lost at home to Egyptian club, Al Ahly   Read More ...
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IE and Barrolle Meet In Relegation Fight
IE and Barrolle Meet In Relegation Fight MONROVIA, Montserrado – The 18th round of matches in the ongoing Liberia Football Association’s first division will take place this weekend with some exciting matches across Monsterrado as teams will be hoping to keep alive their hopes of the championship, while some others will aim for a win to continue their fight from the relegation zone. Of the six matches that will be played over the weekend, there’s no doubt the Antoinette Tubman Stadium will be the center of attraction on Sunday, June 25 when second-placed LISCR FC will go against the third-placed Monrovia Club Breweries in game one   Read More ...
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After Student Protests, President Sirleaf Closes Bong County Technical College
After Student Protests, President Sirleaf Closes Bong County Technical College GBARNGA, Bong – Following a series of protest actions by students attending the Bong County Technical College in Gbarnga, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has mandated that the college be closed until September this year. The students have in recent times protested against what they say is poor learning environment at the college. They are pushing for better-equipped science laboratories, a library, and the accreditation of the nursing department of the college by the Nursing Board of Liberia and the Ministry of Health   Read More ...
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Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Bong |  Gbarnga | 
Alternative National Congress Conducts Primaries in Bong
Alternative National Congress Conducts Primaries in Bong GBARNGA, Bong – The Alternative National Congress has conducted its primary for aspirants wanting to contest on the party’s ticket in the October elections in Bong. Six of the seven candidates were elected on white ballots with the exception of the third electoral district, where Augustus Flomo defeated David Lawor, Sr. in a landslide. In the first electoral district, Patrick Clarke won the slot   Read More ...
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Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Elections |  Primaries | 
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Liberia, China sign first steel manufacturing deal - The Peninsula Qatar
Liberia, China sign first steel manufacturing deal - The Peninsula Qatar MONROVIA, Liberia: Liberia and a Chinese company signed Friday the first ever steel manufacturing agreement in the West African country in more than 169 years, heralding the end to the exportation of its rich unprocessed iron ores. The $200 million agreement was signed between Tidfore Investment Company and the Liberian government that was represented by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Finance and Lands and Mines ministers iand other senior government officials   Read More ...
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Tags: Manufacturing | 
Places: Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Montserrado |  Greater Monrovia |  Monrovia | 
Liberia Chamber of Commerce Struggles to Increase Female Participation - The Bush Chicken
Liberia Chamber of Commerce Struggles to Increase Female Participation - The Bush Chicken MONROVIA, Montserrado – It is no secret that males dominate the formal sector of business in Liberia. The much lower literacy rate of women (33 percent) compared to men (62 percent), the lower access to collateral and financing, and the general bias towards males in society ensure this dominance of males in business. Unsurprisingly, this carries over to women’s participation in the membership of business organizations like the Liberia Chamber of Commerce   Read More ...
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Tags: Trade | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Montserrado |  Greater Monrovia |  Monrovia | 
The Farmington Hotel: Liberia’s Pride That Makes The Difference In Hotel Management
The Farmington Hotel: Liberia’s Pride That Makes The Difference In Hotel Management Situated at the bank of Farmington River, few yards from the nation’s international airport, the Roberts International Airport, the Farmington Hotel has added more taste to the country’s tourism sector, bringing pride to the country and its people. Farmington Hotel which has 164 rooms and suites including three Presidential suites 300 Millimeter Square is the largest in the Country, and is management by renowned international hotel management experts   Read More ...
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Tags: Hotels |  Hospitality industry | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia | 
Government of Liberia, TIDFORE Investment Company Sign Agreement for the establishment of a Steel Plant in Liberia
Monrovia, Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today witnessed the formal signing ceremony of the Agreement between the Government of Liberia and TIDFORE (Hong Kong) Investment (LICEMCO) for the establishment of a Steel Plant in Liberia. The plant will transform raw Iron Ore and Lamp Stones into steel and Cement. According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf reflected on the history of Firestone and a number of Iron Ore Mining Companies that started investing in Liberia in the 1920s and 1950s and how they have not been able to add value to the raw materials from Liberia   Read More ...
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Lawmakers Urged to Ratify Land Bill
By Ethel A. Tweh The Chairman on Land and Authority here, Dr. Othello Brandy, is calling on members of the 53rd Liberian Legislature to pass the Land Right Bill into law, stressing that the bill recognizes right of indigenous people to own their land. Speaking at the opening of two days National Multi-stakeholder meeting in Monrovia on Thursday, 22June Dr. Brandy says the bill is intended to maintain peace in the country, vowing "We will not rest until the people have the rights to own their own land   Read More ...
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Friday Is 'National Public Service Day' - a 'Working Holiday'
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has by Proclamation declared Friday, June 23, as "National Public Service Day", which is to be observed throughout the country as a "Working Holiday". The Day serves as a platform for the public service to showcase best practices and innovation, recognize and reward exceptional initiatives in the Public Sector as well as promote professionalism and integrity in service delivery   Read More ...
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Tags: Holidays |  Public Service | 
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Court Detains Prison Compound Supt
By Akoi M. Baysah, Jr. -For Rejecting Prisoner At Facility. Monrovia City Court has detained the superintendent of Monrovia Central Prison (MPC) for rejecting a prisoner at the facility. Marca J. Marvey Sirleaf was on Tuesday summoned by the court for a while on a prisoner bench at the Temple of Justice. The summoning of the MCP superintendent was predicated upon her refusal to receive a prisoner, Suku Mensah who was sent by the court on charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and disorderly conduct   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts |  Prisons |  Prisoners | 
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Liberia - Divisiveness, Ethnicity and Presidential Elections
editorial President Sirleaf, VP Boakai and all Candidates must condemn ethic divide by some UP partisans, surrogates and other Liberians. THE ETHNIC RHETORIC or politic that is been articulated by some politicians or surrogates has the propensity to destroy the peace time gain we have made since this UP government was elected. If not stopped, will become an obstacle to true national reconciliation in Liberia which this UP government has not achieved   Read More ...
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Kanvee Adams, Takun J, Others Win ANC Primaries
By Leroy M. Sonpon, III Liberian gospel icon Kanvee Gaine Adams, Hip-co star Jonathan 'Takun J' Koffa and 15 other aspirants were this week chosen to contest on the Alternative National Congress (ANC) ticket in Montserrado County in the October elections. Also elected were Atty. Lafayette Gould, Shiafa L. A. Dennis, Joseph T. P. Cummings, and Pauline Nyanfor, among others. Party delegates at the ANC headquarters in Sinkor on Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 and 22, elected the 17 individuals from a number of aspirants to run on the party's ticket   Read More ...
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United Bank for Africa Launches Debit Mastercard in Liberia
Monrovia — United Bank for Africa (UBA) June 22, 2017 launched its Debit MasterCard in Liberia, which focuses on replacing a dependence on cash and to electronically deliver payment solution quickly, conveniently and securely as an alternative means of payment for all citizens - instantly. In line with its strategic vision, UBA is introducing innovative payment solutions that meet the needs of people across Africa   Read More ...
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Chairman Korkoya Blames Negligence for Omission of Names On Voter Roll
Monrovia — The Chairman of the National Elections Commission, Cllr. Jerome Korkoyah, says it is negligible that the names of over 13,000 people were omitted from the voter's roll exhibition. The National Elections Commission on June 12, 2017, commenced the Exhibition of the Provisional Voter Roll at all 2080 Exhibition centers (formerly Voter Registration Centers) across the country. The exercise is a cardinal electoral date as per Article 9   Read More ...
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Justice Banks Refuses to Prohibit Korkoyah From Presiding Over Elections
By Bettie K. Johnson Mbayo Monrovia — Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks on Thursday gave smiles to lawyers representing National Elections Commission chairperson, Jerome Korkoya. Justice Banks denied a writ of prohibition requested by Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh to stop Korkoya from presiding as chair of the NEC in the upcoming elections. At the Supreme Court conference, Banks said the writ cannot be issued because the high court cannot accept evidence   Read More ...
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Tags: Elections | 
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UBA Launches First Debit Mastercard
By Leroy M. Sonpon, III United Bank for Africa Liberia Limited (UBALL) has launched the first debit MasterCard in the country, becoming the first commercial bank to do so for its clients in Liberia. The UBALL said the cost to acquire the MasterCard is US$5 and it is valid for five (5) years, subject to renewal and replacement. The president and chief executive officer (CEO) of UBALL, Lekan Balogun, said the MasterCard is an electronic payment solution which will deliver a quick, convenient and secure payment alternative for their clients   Read More ...
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U.S. Embassy Lacks Trust in Liberian Security Over Stolen Vehicles Saga?
By Lennart Dodoo Monrovia — The trial has commenced and lawyers representing the Republic of Liberia are expected to produce the seven vehicles claimed to have been stolen from the United States, but the vehicles, FrontPageAfrica has learned, are in the custody of the United States Embassy in Monrovia, but the Embassy is skeptical about releasing the vehicles to the Government of Liberia due to lack of confidence in the justice and security sectors   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Theft | 
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Pres. Sirleaf Dedicates Several Projects in Bong
By Philip T. Singbah President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is in Bong County to appreciate citizens of the county for their support to her administration and helping to maintain the peace in Liberia. The president is also dedicating several development projects implemented from the County and Social Development Funds, the National Budget and donor- supported projects. The projects include the Belefanai Commissioner Residence and Health Center, the commissioner residence and Duta Town Hall in Kpaii District and the Mano-winsue Clinic and Community Hall   Read More ...
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Banks Denies Tipoteh's Lawsuit Against Korkoya
Banks Denies Tipoteh's Lawsuit Against Korkoya By Abednego Davis Yesterday was an emotional day for Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, a presidential hopeful in the upcoming elections and a veteran politician, when his request for the Supreme Court to prevent National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya from serving that post for allegedly holding an American passport was denied. Tipoteh, during the hearing that lasted for little over two (2) minutes, shook his heads repeatedly as Associate Justice Philip A   Read More ...
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'Women Should Patronize, Respect Each Other's Works'
By J. Lisa Lumeh Mrs. Ora Barclay Keller, Founder and CEO for Girls for Change. SMART Liberia, a non-profit organization, on Friday, June 16, held its first Town Hall event to celebrate, empower and support Young Women Entrepreneurs through panel discussions, trade fair and musical performance. Delivering the keynote address was Mrs. Ora Barclay-Keller, founder and Executive Director for Girls for Change and Founder/CEO for Le Mirage International a fashion design enterprise   Read More ...
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Takun J. Wins District-8 Primary to Contest On ANC Ticket As Representative
Takun J. Wins District-8 Primary to Contest On ANC Ticket As Representative Monrovia — Liberia's undisputed king of Hipco, Jonathan Koffa, commonly known as Takun J, has won the Alternative National Congress (ANC) primary of District#8, Montserrado County, on a white ballot at the ANC headquarters on Thursday. Mr. Koffa faces a stiff and uphill battle as he seeks to unseat Representative Acarous Gray of the Congress for Democratic Change of other contenders who are also seeking to unseat the CDC lawmaker   Read More ...
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UP National Youth Congress Doubts Korkoya Credibility to Conduct October Elections
By Augustine T. Tweh Monrovia — The credibility of the chairman of the National Elections Commission (NEC) has come under questioning as the country is left with less than 140 days to go to the polls. Cllr. Jerome Korkoya has come under a barrage of criticisms for the recent statement made that every Liberians with a valid voter registration card will be allowed to vote on elections day, regardless of whether their names appear on the final voters' list   Read More ...
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Not Just the Impression of Trust, but Expression of Trustworthiness
By Webmaster Admin Trust, according to the English dictionary, is the act of believing in the honesty and reliability of others. There are two key words in this definition, and they are honesty and reliability. Honesty is that quality that will make you to be trusted; while reliability is the quality of being dependable. These definitions lead one to believe that one cannot be trusted until he/she builds trust   Read More ...
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MFDP Holds SOEs Annual Review Workshop
A two-day State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Annual Renewal Workshop gets underway from June 23 to June 24, 2017 in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. According to the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) release, the annual event is organized by the SOE Financial Reporting & Coordination Unit of the MFDP, and is intended to address planning and reporting challenges of SOEs as well as develop a common agenda to mitigate risks associated with SOEs operations   Read More ...
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Lone Star Cell MTN Underscores
The Chief Executive Officer or CEO of Liberia's leading GSM Company Lone Star Cell MTN, Mr. Babatunde Osho, emphasizes here that education is very essential to the growth and development of any nation. Addressing reporters at the closure of 21 days of "Yellow Care" on Thursday, 22 June at the Lorma Quarter Elementary School in Buzzy Quarter along United Nations Drive in Monrovia, Mr   Read More ...
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Liberia: Deputy Srsg Calls for Restructuring National Land Tenure System
By Alvin Worzi Yacoub El Hillo, Deputy Special Representative of UN Secretary-General (DSRSG) and UN Coordination, says there is an urgent need for Liberia to restructure its land tenure system because the reform will help in the consolidation of peace and continuation of stability and prosperity in Liberia. Mr. Hillo spoke yesterday at the kickoff of a 2-day national multi-stakeholder meeting at the Monrovia City Hall, under the theme "Improving Citizen's Engagement in Concessions Management   Read More ...
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Tags: Land |  Land Tenure | 
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Liberia: Striving for Business Success - Voices of Women Entrepreneurs - AllAfrica.com
By David A. Yates It seems that many Liberian-owned businesses started with great fanfare and hopes of successful futures. But, after a few years, many of them fail. Nevertheless, some do succeed. There are a number of reasons why many Liberian-owned businesses go under, including but not limited to failure to keep track of the bottom line, lack of fiscal discipline, costly cultural practices, and lack of a succession plan   Read More ...
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Tags: Enterprises |  Entrepreneurs | 
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'No Need for Alarm'
By J. Burgess Carter National Elections Commission Chairman Jerome Korkoya has assured Plenary of the Senate that names and photos of all legally registered Liberians will be on the final registration roll, therefore there was no need for alarm. The embattled NEC boss said his commission has resolved to conduct one of the best elections in recent history and noted that what is currently happening with regard to the voters' registration exhibition does not amount to massive irregularities as is being perceived by some citizens   Read More ...
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Liberia: Banks Denies Tipoteh's Lawsuit Against Korkoya - AllAfrica.com
Liberia: Banks Denies Tipoteh's Lawsuit Against Korkoya - AllAfrica.com By Abednego Davis Yesterday was an emotional day for Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, a presidential hopeful in the upcoming elections and a veteran politician, when his request for the Supreme Court to prevent National Elections Commission (NEC) Chairman Jerome G. Korkoya from serving that post for allegedly holding an American passport was denied. Tipoteh, during the hearing that lasted for little over two (2) minutes, shook his heads repeatedly as Associate Justice Philip A   Read More ...
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Tags: Judiciary |  Civil Actions | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia | 
Fire At MOH Again
Fire At MOH Again By Emmanuel Mondaye Less than a month after the National Drugs Service (NDS) and Laboratory at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center were gutted by fire, the central office of the Ministry of Health (MOH) situated in Oldest Congo Town was on Thursday, 22 June engulfed in flames. A female MOH security, who asked for anonymity, narrates that they only saw smoke coming out of the Ministry and immediately alerted the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), which moves in and brought the disaster under control   Read More ...
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US Embassy Lacks Trust in Liberian Security Over Stolen Vehicles Saga?
By Lennart Dodoo Monrovia — The trial has commenced and lawyers representing the Republic of Liberia are expected to produce the seven vehicles claimed to have been stolen from the United States, but the vehicles, FrontPageAfrica has learned, are in the custody of the United States Embassy in Monrovia, but the Embassy is skeptical about releasing the vehicles to the Government of Liberia due to lack of confidence in the justice and security sectors   Read More ...
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Tags: Crimes |  Theft | 
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LFA 1st Division Weekend Preview
By Anthony Kokoi The 2016/1017 Liberia Football Association 1st division championship will this weekend continue with the 12 teams returning to action after match day 17. At the Blue Field in the PHP community tomorrow, defending champion Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) will go against Watanga FC in the day's lone match. The Go Blue Boys will be looking to repeat their 2-0 score line, or more, in their last match against Keitrace after forward Prince Saydee and skipper Van-Dave Harmon came off the bench to secure the three points for the champion club   Read More ...
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LEC Battles Power Thief
LEC Battles Power Thief By Lewis S. Teh Authorities of the Liberia Electricity Corporation or LEC are stressing the need to seriously address power thief, warning that it undermines growth. Addressing residents of PHP and Plunkor Communities in Monrovia during an interactive dialogue on Thursday, 22 June on the danger associated with power thief, the Assistant Director for Planning at the Liberia Electricity Corporation, Edwin Fahnbulleh, cautions residents not to incorporate the crime into various communities   Read More ...
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Striving for Business Success - Voices of Women Entrepreneurs
By David A. Yates It seems that many Liberian-owned businesses started with great fanfare and hopes of successful futures. But, after a few years, many of them fail. Nevertheless, some do succeed. There are a number of reasons why many Liberian-owned businesses go under, including but not limited to failure to keep track of the bottom line, lack of fiscal discipline, costly cultural practices, and lack of a succession plan   Read More ...
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Tags: Enterprises |  Entrepreneurs | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia | 
Oragon Refutes Alleged Involvement in Stolen Vehicles Saga
Monrovia — A local rental service, Oragon International, has refuted media reporting, linking it to the purchase of stolen vehicles from the United States of America. On Tuesday the FrontPage newspaper reported about stolen vehicles from America and that there is cover up to shield those involved in this illegal business. One of the companies named in this alleged stolen scheme is Oragon International in Sinkor, which deals with car rental   Read More ...
Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Crimes |  Theft | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Montserrado |  Greater Monrovia |  Monrovia | 
WFP Trains Farmers, Technicians in Improved Lowland Development
By Judoemue Kollie The World Food Program in Liberia (WFP) has embarked on developing the capacity of more than 80,000 smallholder farmers in improved lowland development in 10 of Liberia's 15 counties. As part of efforts to meet this goal, WFP recently completed a 2-day workshop in Suakoko, Bong County for more than 80 persons comprising lead farmers, County Agriculture Coordinators (CACs) and District Agriculture Officers (DAOs) in the improved methods of swampland development   Read More ...
Categories: Farming | 
Tags: Farmers | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia | 
Athletes Reunion Blazes Atlanta With Red, White and Blue
By Omari Jackson The national colors: red, white and blue, will be on display in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States from June 23-25 as former and current Liberian sports promoters gather in a major reunion to celebrate what binds them together: sports. The three-day event will begin today, Friday, at the Monte Carlo Event Hall on 2077 Beaver Ruin Road in the city of Norcross with the arrival of delegates from other US cities, Europe, parts of Africa and Liberia   Read More ...
Categories: Sports | 
Places: Liberia |  United States |  South |  Atlantic |  Georgia |  Metro Atlanta |  Fulton |  Atlanta | 
In Liberia, More Drugs in My Suitcase Than in The Hospital
In Liberia, More Drugs in My Suitcase Than in The Hospital I considered leaving my suitcase at a government hospital in Liberia last week. It seemed the hospital needed its contents more than I did. My suitcase had antimalarials. The hospital did not. My suitcase had ibuprofen. The hospital did not. My suitcase had acetaminophen. The hospital did not. Granted, I am an overzealous packer, but St. Francis is the only hospital in Rivercess County, serving 75,000 people   Read More ...
Categories: Health | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |  Americas |  North America |  United States | 
Liberia: Senate Summons NEC Boss - AllAfrica.com
The plenary of the Liberian Senate has summoned the commissioner of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Cllr. Jerome Korkoya to appear before the body this Thursday to answer to questions regarding the exhibition of the voter roll. The plenary which is the highest decision making body of that august body reached the decision Tuesday following a communication from Margibi County Senator, Oscar cooper   Read More ...
Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Senate | 
Places: Africa |  Sub-Saharan |  W Africa |  Liberia |