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Liberian Government Announces arrival of huge quantity of rice into the Country

In wake of reports of shortage of rice in the country, the Liberian Government has announced the arrival of eighteen metric tons of rice via the Free port of Monrovia. Rice is the staple food for Liberians and in recent days, it has been difficult to get the commodity on the local market causing panic amongst residents with rumors that the product has run out of stock. But the Government has dispelled the rumors, indicating that dealers were hoarding the commodity. The government announced that a vessel, currently on the waters of Guinea, is bringing several metric tons of rice imported by the United Commodities Incorporated (UCI). Commerce Inspector General, Josephine Davis, made the disclosure Friday, July 10, 2020, in an ELBC interview. Inspector Davis…

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Corporate Registry Updates from the Republic of Liberia

The Republic of Liberia amended its Associations Law, Title 5, Liberian Code of Laws Revised, on April 6, 2020 (Act). These amendments update the corporate laws of Liberia by, among other things, (1) liberalizing execution, filing, and acknowledgement requirements, and (2) making the non-statutory corporate laws of Liberia uniform with the laws of the state of Delaware and other U.S. states with substantially similar legislative provisions. Insofar as it does not conflict with any other provision of the Act or the decisions of the courts of the Republic of Liberia, both of which take precedence, the Act adopts the non-statutory laws of the state of Delaware and other U.S. states with substantially similar legislative provisions and authorizes and directs the Liberian courts to apply such…

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Police charge two Toronto women in death of former Liberian warlord in London, Ont.

Police in London, Ont., have charged two women in connection with the death of a former Liberian warlord. They say two 22-year-old women from Toronto are both charged with accessory after the fact to assault with a weapon. Police are looking for a suspect, Keiron Gregory, who is 22, on a charge of second-degree murder in Bill Horrace’s death. London police have also charged a Toronto police officer, Const. Trevor Gregory, who is 46, with breach of trust in relation to Horrace’s death. He is the father of Keiron Gregory. Investigators allege that four people broke into Horrace’s home in London on June 21, fatally shooting him in front of his family. Police have said they do not believe Horrace’s killing was related to alleged…

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Merck Foundation joins hands with African First Ladies to improve cancer care in Africa

• Merck Foundation to make history in Africa by training the first African oncologists and cancer care teams in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Guinea Conakry, Central African Republic, Chad and Niger. Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany in partnership with African First Ladies and Ministries of Health, continue to provide one, two- and three-year Oncology Fellowship and Master degree for African doctors through their Cancer Access Program with the aim to increase the limited number of Oncologists across the continent. Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation and One of 100 Most Influential Africans emphasized, “Our strategy is to develop a Multidisciplinary Oncology Care team in each country such as; Medical, Surgery, Pediatric, Gynecology, Radiation Oncologists, Nursing, Pathologist and Radiology…

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Senator Teahjay Rejects Newspaper report Linking Him to Bribery

Sinoe County Senator Milton Teahjay, has rejected newspaper report linking him to bribery at the Liberian Senate. He told the Concord Times in an exclusive interview today that the report by Frontapageafrca is a clear imagination of the writer, with no iota of truth. In its today’s edition, frontpageafrica reported that Senator J. Milton Teahjay (UP- Sinoe County) has made a confession to it of how Senate committee chairs bargain with nominees of the Executive Branch to employ persons of their interest in order to get their votes to be confirmed. The paper said Sen. Teahjay’s latest revelation comes days after he was replaced as chairman of the Senate standing committee on Autonomous Agencies. The paper further reported that on Thursday, July 9, 2020, it…

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Liberia’s Commerce Minister Strikes Back at Dismissed Deputy

Barely a day after her dismissal as Deputy Minister of Commerce for Small Business Administration by President George Weah, Madam Jemima Wolokollie went wild on the social media and in the mainstream Liberian media to heap countless accusations against her former boss, Wilson K. Tarpeh of singly managing the much talked about President George M. Weah’s Small Business Pro-Poor Development Fund or SBPDF. She disclosed that as Deputy Minister for Small Business Administration at the Ministry, her office was completely left out of the entire operations of the Funds. The dismissed former Deputy Minister indicated that the disbursement of the fund was carried out by the office of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, Prof. Tarpeh without reference to her office. But speaking at a…

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Former Immigration Chief Speaks on Senator Dillon’s Historic Victory over Weah’s party and chances in pending mid-term Senatorial Elections in…

Few months ago, a candidate of the opposition Liberty Party in Liberia, Abraham Darius Dillon ousted the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of President George Weah from the Montserrado County senatorial seat in a bi-election, a situation that shocked many people including political commentators, because Montserrado is a stronghold of the ruling party. And while Senator Dillon is relishing his victory and the ruling party lamenting its defeat, debate has heighten over whether the Liberty Party candidate who won with the opposition collaborating parties, can actually maintain his seat in the mid-term elections slated for the close of the year. But one man who thinks Dillon will not win this time around, is former Liberia Immigration Chief, Abraham Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell in an Op-ed…

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Climate Change Causing Obliteration in Populated Communities in Liberia

The Atlantic Ocean is causing havoc in Liberia, destroying homes and major streets in several parts of the country, especially densely populated communities. Most of Liberia’s major cities are located on the 43,000 square miles of the country’s coastline. There is enormous destruction being caused by sea erosion in the Southeastern port city of Greenville. The Ocean has destroyed the entire fishing community of Fanti Town and is gradually eating out major streets in the city. A recent visit to Greenville shows the ocean cutting off a major portion of Mississippi Street, down town the main commercial enclave. In the Southern Buchanan port city, the ocean has long wiped out residential homes and a costal street. The sea continued to put pressure on other areas…

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Liberian Lawyer Wants ICC, not Pres. Weah, Arrest War Criminals in Liberia

In wake of debates regarding the establishment of war and economic crimes courts in Liberia, a former Commissioner of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization of Liberia, says President George Manneh Weah has now become the scapegoat, and that all those involved in power struggle in Liberia have allegedly ganged-up against his administration, using the TRC report as the opposition agenda. Mr. Abraham Mitchell in an Op-Ed sent to this paper, dubbed what he called the scheme as a broad daylight treachery at the highest. Mr. Mitchell who’s also a lawyer and politician, pointed out that the insistence by the human rights community in and out of Liberia, and all other political actors, local and international, that the Weah administration is the one under obligation…

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PUL Documents More Attacks on Journalists in Liberia

The Press Union of Liberia has released its Thirteenth Quarterly Media Alert Report. It recorded six (6) attacks including threats for the months of April, May and June. These attacks and threats occurred at the heart of the State of Emergency (SOE) declared by President George M. Weah and approved by the Legislature as lead measure to combat COVID – 19. The PUL Media Alert Program is part of the Liberia Media Development being implemented by Internews with funding from USAID. It gathers information relating to threats and attacks on journalists and other actors on account of speech or related journalistic activities. Through this program, the PUL has been following up the causes of such attacks, and the feedbacks and responses by government and related…

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

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