Author Archives: Lincoln Barcon

Confusion Erupts On Capitol Hill Over Speaker Chambers Refusal To Place War Crimes Court Resolution On Agenda

Confusion erupted on Friday, at the House of Representatives over the alleged refusal of Speaker Bhofal Chambers to place the resolution establishing the War and Economic Crimes Court (WECC) in Liberia. The newest discussion on whether or not there will be an establishment of War and Economic Crimes Court in Liberia took a different path at the House of Representatives

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House Passes US$526m Budget – Legislature, Executive Get Huge Salary Cut

At long last, the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature has finally passed the Fiscal Year 2019/2020 national budget. The budget was originally submitted at US$532.9m but was reduced to US $526 million with the salary harmonization taking effect across every sector of government. This year’s budget will cover one thousand two hundred (1,200) health workers who were terminated from the

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ECOWAS Parliament Wants Robust Legislation Enacted To Address Negative Impacts of Transhumance

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliamentarians have resolved that Members of the ECOWAS region enact robust legislation to address the negative impacts of transhumance and effectively utilize their other legislative functions of budget allocation and oversight functions. Members of the 4th Legislature of the ECOWAS Parliament at the closed of its Extra-Ordinary Session noted that if those

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Lawmaker Describes Legislative Corruption As ‘Disturbing’

Nimba County Distric#9 Representative Johnson N. Gwaikolo has described information surrounding corruption at the Legislature as ‘disturbing.’ Since the inception of the Maryland County Representative Bhofal Chambers as Speaker of the 54th House of Representatives, there has been series of corruption reports though he promised to rebrand the Legislature. In an exclusive interview with The Monrovia Times, Representative Gwaikolo said

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Lawmaker Wants Gov’t Abandoned Harmonization

District#13 Representative Edward Papay Flomo has recommended that the Government of Liberia abandon the harmonization process of salary to avoid confusion in the minds of most public employees. According to Representative Flomo, the Government of Liberia has for the past months proposed a major salary harmonization of all its employees in the wake of the inability of the government to

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26 Pupils, Two Instructors Died In Devastating Fire Disaster

A tragic fire incident that occurred last Tuesday night has killed twenty-six (26) school-going kids and leaving two of their instructors dead in Bassa Town, Paynesville City outside Monrovia. Late Tuesday night at about 11:40 pm fire broke-up at a local Islamic School in the Paynesville Community, Redlight beginning from one of the school instructors’ room and eventually engulfed the

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“Legislature Blame For National Pains”-As Traditional Leaders Warn Against Insulting, Assaulting Colleagues

“We hold the legislature responsible for our pains. It is not our pleasure to publicly ridicule you as leaders, but enough is enough with what transpires among you daily. It is often said that open rebuke is better than secret love. In our hearing, some of you spoke to us the truth and cautioned us also to speak the truth,”

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