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ECOWAS Court Expresses Dismay over Proposed Reduction of Judges from Seven to Five

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The Community Court of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), has expressed dismay over the proposed reduction of the number of Judges from seven to five. It said the institutional reforms announced in Monrovia, during the recent statutory meetings held in June 2017, did not augur well for the development of community justice in the sub regional space.

Drama Over Failed ADA Rice Project At Capitol

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Serious drama occurred recently at the House of Representatives when Unity Party lawmakers rejected to hear a communication from Grand Bassa County Representative Jeh Byron Brown seeking plenary intervention to probe a collapsed US$30 million agreement which was intended to do mechanize rice production in Lofa County. The African Development Aid (ADA) Project was funded by the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Kadhafi with some US$30 million intended to mechanize the production of rice in Foya District, Lofa County.

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Announces The 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows From Liberia, Botswana And Senegal

LONDON:  The Mo Ibrahim Foundation announced today the 2017 Ibrahim Leadership Fellows, who will make up the programme’s sixth cohort. The three Ibrahim Fellows are Robtel Neajai Pailey (Liberia) who will join the African Development Bank (AfDB), Ndapiwa Segole (Botswana) who will join UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Oulimata Fall (Senegal) who will join International Trade Centre (ITC). The programme is designed to mentor future African Leaders. The candidates, chosen from among a pool of over 2,000 applicants, will take up posts in these three multinational organisations and benefit from direct mentorship of their current leaders.

Senate Pro-tempore Meets Chinese Envoy

Sen. Armah Zolu Jallah and   Ambassador ZANG Yue

 The President Pro-tempore of the Liberian Senate and Chairman of Gbarpolu County Legislative Caucus Sen. Armah Zolu Jallah has lauded the bilateral relationship which subsists between Liberia and Mainland China, which he said has accrued many dividends to both countries including reciprocal diplomatic ties, road construction, sports, and health. The Pro tem was speaking when he received in audience on Wednesday, July 5th at his Capitol Building Office, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China.

The Crucifixion of Liberianization: Why Give A Whopping 30-Year Tax Break To A Lebanese-owned Hotel?

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In a bid to be re-elected in 2011, Africa’s first female President signed an official contract with all Liberians through a solemn pledge consisting of twenty promises. As part of those 20 promises, these were Madam Sirleaf’s words to all Liberian voters during the campaign period in 2011: 1.    We pledge to ensure that Liberian businesses/companies have increased access to finance. 2.    We pledge to ensure double-digit growth to address poverty. 3.    We pledge to ensure no fewer than 20,000 jobs every year.

Open Letter To Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai

July 4, 2017 His Excellency Joseph Nyumah Boakai Vice President and President of Liberian Senate Republic of Liberia Ref: When Liberians Become Foreigners in Liberia: Where is your voice and why aren’t you standing up? Dear Vice President Boakai: In search of a flourishing democratic space with new hope which propels our nation towards an irreversible dais of equality, justice, economic freedom, national unity and peace, I profoundly bring you thoughtful compliments ahead of Liberia’s 170th Independence Day celebration.

LNP Arrest 11 Armed Robbers

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At least eleven men believed to be notorious armed robbers have being arrested by the Liberian National Police (LNP), after they had gone to burglarize a commercial bank—Global Bank in the port city of Buchanan, Grand Basa county on early Sunday morning.     Speaking with our reporter at the LNP’s headquarters in Monrovia, Police Spokesman Sam Collins said preliminary investigation conducted by the LNP shows that most of those arrested had initially being arrested by the police, send to court and were convicted of various crimes. Though the LNP could not unveiled the identities of the eleven robbers, Collins said information gathered indicates that the men are very dangerous.

‘Inspiring Ocean Champions’: YES Conducts Liberia’s First Ocean Summit

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The Youth Exploring Solutions (YES), an accredited non-for-profit, passionate and voluntary grassroots youth-led development organization recently conducted Liberia’s first Ocean Summit at the N.V. Massaquoi Elementary and Junior High School in West Point Township.

G20 Summit: Deadline on Climate Change ‘Broken’ In Hamburg

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Deadlock over climate change between the United States and the other G20 nations appears to have been broken. The BBC understands a compromise final closing text has been agreed at the second day of their summit in Hamburg. According to an EU official, the text acknowledges President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement without undermining the commitment of other countries. It comes after a second night of violent protests in Hamburg.

Ivanka Trump briefly takes Donald Trump seat at G20 Table

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ms Trump accompanied her father to earlier sessions before sitting in for him later In an unusual move Ivanka Trump briefly took her father Donald’s seat at a summit of world leaders on Saturday. The US president had stepped away for a meeting with the Indonesian leader during the G20 meeting. Ms Trump is officially an adviser to the president, but absences at the G20 are usually covered by high-ranking state officials.

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All Liberia Party Standard Bearer Benoni Urey speaking to media executives at his residence in Careysburg.

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