“The State of our Nation is Strong and Stable,” President Weah Declares

Monrovia, Liberia – Performing the sacred responsibilities bequeathed upon him by the Constitution, which is to give the administration’s legislative and administrative reports annually, President George Manneh Weah Monday, January 28, 2019 declared that the state of the nation was strong and stable.

Liberia’s eco-vigilantes score arresting success in struggle to end illegal fishing

For years, Liberia fought a losing battle against the foreign vessels plundering its coastline. Then a bold new  pproach sent fines – and arrests – soaring Members of Liberia’s coastguard board a ship suspected of fishing illegally in the country’s waters. Photograph: Nicole Schafer/Sea Shepherd

Hunting for an Elephant in a Town Square-The Case of LoneStar/MTN in Network Hacking Saga

-A Paragon Consultants’ Candid Observation Background There has been quite uneasiness in the Liberian GSM sector when news broke that a British young man had allegedly hacked the Lone Star mobile phone network in Liberia. The self-taught hacker, Daniel Kaye, otherwise called Spiderman, claimed he was paid £30,000 to knockout the entire network of Lonestarcell between October 2016 and February 2017. The victim impact statement presented at the British Court by the former CEO of Lonestar claimed US$70 Million in losses as a result of the 3 attacks carried out by the British man.

President Weah Reaffirms Support To Free Speech and Media Freedom as he Celebrates One Year In office

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has avowed his Government’s continued commitment to the sustenance of peace, free speech and media freedom. He indicated that the enjoyment of press freedom and free speech by Liberians and those within the borders of Liberia is critical to lasting peace and development.

80 Liberians undertake power sector training in Nigeria

As part of efforts geared towards developing human capital in the West African power sector, the National Power Training Institute of Nigeria (NAPTIN), has commenced training of 80 electricity workers from the Liberia Electricity Company (LEC) on power generation, distribution and transmission. The four-week programme organised by the West African Power Pool (WAPP) and funded by the Africa Development Bank (AFDB) was aimed at promoting West African Countries’ integration on power sector training and experience sharing among West African countries.

Motorcycle taxis – the fast track to prosperity for Liberian villages

Research shows that upgrading footpaths to tracks can benefit rural and marginalized communities in Liberia, by opening the areas to motorcycle taxi services – drastically reducing transport times and boosting trade. Cities and important economic hubs in sub-Saharan Africa are connected by highways, while smaller towns are connected to the main hubs by feeder roads – usable for cars, buses and trucks, but still costly to build and maintain. Depending on terrain and construction standards the cost to build or improve 1km of a standard road can vary greatly, ranging from £40,000 to £160,000. The sheer cost means that roads are unlikely to be built into more remote areas.

Israel prepares for historic visit by Mali prime minister

Prime Minister of Mali Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga is expected to visit Israel in the coming weeks, reported Israel’s Channel 13 on Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met last year with Malian President Ibrahim Keita on the sidelines of a summit with West African leaders in Liberia, where the two agreed to seek “warm relations,” according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s office.

Abu Dhabi Earmarks Hydropower Plant for Liberia

Funding announcements are made at the Irena Assembly in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. Courtesy Abu Dhabi Fund for Development. A hydropower plant in Liberia that will help 30,000 people is among a set of new projects that will be backed by tens of millions of dirhams in funding.

Liberia: Government Defends US$25m Liquidity Mop-Up Exercise

The George Weah administration inherited a terrible economy, which amongst other things expressed itself in the galloping decline in the value of the Liberian Dollar against the United States Dollar. The exchange rate persistently depreciated causing rapid and sustained increase in the general cost of living underpinned by skyrocketing prices of essential commodities. Concord Times’ Lyndon Ponnie reports on how the nascent Liberian Government robustly intervened to halt a devastating situation in the country.

Pres. Weah Promises Improved Condition For Liberia National Fire Service During Meeting With U.S. Fire Marshall Delegation

Monrovia- Liberia: President George Manneh Weah has spoken of his government’s desire and determination to equip and transform the Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS) meet international standard. President Weah said his administration would exert more efforts in getting the needed equipment for and improving working conditions at the LNFS. He said this will help this critical agency of Government effectively execute its functions to the people. The Liberian leader spoke Friday, January 18, 2019 when he met with a visiting delegation of the United States-based Fire Marshall Association at his Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office. President Weah described as very important the work of the LNFS to Liberia, acknowledging enormous risks that fire service personnel go through in the performance of their duties. He also…

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