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US$25 Million Mop Up Exercise Audit Report “Indicts” Govt Officials

The Liberian Auditor General Report of Factual Findings of the application of $25 million dollars to mop up excess Liberian dollars on the market has been released and “indicts” the Government officials who managed the exercise. According to the factual findings of the Auditor, field visits were conducted to ascertain entities which participated in the Mop Up Exercise as listed

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Senators Debate Tuition-Free Education At Government Run Universities – Says Decision Was Hasty

Members of the Liberian Senate are debating a tuition-free education policy announced by President Weah, describing the decision as hasty. In an attempt to address the educational needs of every Liberian, President Weah announced tuition-free education at government-run universities and colleges in the country. Recently, the Senate Committee on Education presented a report to the Senate full plenary, highlighting that

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For Reportedly Referring To Bassa Citizens As chicken, Angry Citizens Declare Grand Bassa County No-Go-Zone For Yekeh Kolubah

A group of Grand Bassa citizens has vowed to resist the entry of Representative Yekeh Kolubah to Buchanan City if he doesn’t apologize for referring to Bassa people as chicken. The Bassa citizens Thursday converged on the grounds of the Capitol, petitioning the plenary of the House of Representatives to warn their colleague from visiting Bassa, while demanding an apology

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Independent Legislative Caucus Welcomes Cut Salaries And Benefits Of Liberian Lawmakers

he Independent Legislative Caucus says the debate to cut salaries and benefits of Liberian lawmakers should go beyond the pool of sentiment which they said could mislead the public into half-baked proposition. They argued that if government needs to take austerity measure to address the development needs of the country, it is also important to reduce the operational and committee

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Judge Konton Recommends For The Introduction Of Public Awareness Law In Liberia

The Assigned Circuit Judge of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court in Maryland has recommended the introduction of public awareness of the law so as to erase the negative perceptions about the court. Cllr. Jeeplah Tiklo Konton says, if this is done, the public will understand and appreciate how the justice system works in the country. According to Judge Konton, many

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Liberian Born Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins Announces 2020 Bid For U.S. Senate

Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins announced Monday that he is running for election to the U.S. Senate in Montana. Collins filed his statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission before his public announcement on Helena’s downtown Walking Mall. He is running as a Democrat. Collins is the first candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, a first-term Republican who crossed

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34th HIGH-LEVEL MEETING OF HEADS OF UN PEACE MISSIONS CONCLUDES IN WEST AFRICA

At the invitation of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Heads of the United Nations Missions in West Africa held their 34th High-level Meeting on 10 May 2019 in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. The objective was to strengthen coordination in order to enhance synergies

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