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The-Dream Thinks Jay Z Should Meet With Donald Trump

The-Dream thinks Jay Z should open his schedule to meet with Donald Trump. In an interview with the Associated Press, the 39-year-old producer showed support for Kanye West’s visit with the president-elect and explained why he wants others to do the same. “Jay Z should go next,” he declared. “Everybody should so you can come back and report to us and let us know what’s going on. We need briefings, too.” According to the Radio Killah Records founder, Yeezy will be sharing the details of his Trump meeting — at some point. “Eventually, ‘Ye is going to tell — whatever that is,” he predicted. “And we know ‘Ye is blacker than black. You cannot not go and see him. You can’t. It’s the same thing…

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Protest Against High Taxes

Hundreds of Marketers from the Waterside market joined dozens of custom brokers, users and other clearing personnel at the Freeport of Monrovia to demonstrate against what they called, “Government cruelty and anti-people” stance against the poor people of Liberia. The demonstrators, who gathered at the front gates of the Freeport of Monrovia, were joined by others to protest against “Hash government tax regime”. They told newsmen that government tax policies were anti-people. Some of the protesters told this paper yesterday at the Freeport that hundreds of containers with goods are stranded at the port due to heavy taxes. We bring our goods for sale for the Christmas, but huge taxes placed on them have restrained us from clearing them, said one demonstrator. He revealed that…

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Boakai Lights Christmas Tree; Calls on Liberians To Celebrate, Reach Out to Someone

Monrovia, Liberia: Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai has switched on the Christmas Tree at the Executive Mansion marking the official commencement of the celebration of the festive holidays with a call on Liberians to reach out to someone. According to an Executive Mansion release, Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai performed the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday evening, December 15, 2016 on the grounds of the of the Executive Mansion. He called on all Liberians to celebrate Christmas with positive hope and reach out to someone and share the joy in furtherance of the Christmas spirit. He admonished all Liberians that as they approach the New Year – to ensure that peace and tranquility prevail in the country…

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Oxfam Observes 16 Days of Activism

The British Charity, Oxfam and local partners have observed 16 days of Activism in line with the Maputo Protocols in line with women rights and reproductive health. The celebration of the day by the charity and partners is aimed at creating awareness on Sexual and Gender Based Violence against women and girls in the country. The  celebration of the day  also focused  on Women Reproductive Health and care . Addressing reporters at the program which was held in the Township of West Point, the Gender Justice Coordinator of the British charity, Oxfam, says Sexual and Gender Based crime is the second highest crime that is committed In Liberia. Aldophus Gblossour said statistics provided by the Liberia National Police has revealed that Sexual Gender Based Violence…

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How To Connect 4 Billion People to Internet and Save Money

A few years ago, $100 million was spent on new roads in Liberia, but the decision was made not to lay internet cables beneath the roads. At the time, this would have cost an additional $1 million; installing those cables today requires a new construction project at a price of tens of millions of dollars. Failing to adopt a “build once” approach and installing multiple types of infrastructure at the same time did more than waste money – it wasted lives. Laura Woodman, CEO of NetHope, writes that “as a result, connectivity across Liberia remains poor, a fact that hampered Ebola response efforts as community health centres struggled to coordinate efforts.” The lack of internet connectivity made it hard to map Ebola outbreaks, mobilize communities,…

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E-Trade For All Initiative Gathers Pace, Sets Platform Launch For April

Geneva, 15 December 2016 – Policy makers in developing countries will be able to access cutting edge technical and financial assistance on e-commerce, when the eTrade for All launches its new web platform in April, an UNCTAD official said. While global trade has been stagnant for several years, e-commerce has been growing rapidly, accelerating upwards from $16 trillion in 2013 to $22 trillion in 2015, and emerging as a powerful driver of economic growth, inclusive trade, and jobs. The e-Trade for All initiative was launched in July 2016 by a consortium of international organisations, regional development banks, and national agencies, to support developing countries with seven key policy areas, ranging from strategy development to payment solutions and skills upgrading. In November, the Internet Society (ISOC)…

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Law Enforcement officers Train in First Aid

Monrovia (LNRCS/ICRC) – Nearly 1,250 Liberian law enforcement and fire service officials have trained in basic first aid this year with the help of the Liberian Red Cross (LNRCS) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The first aid courses underscored the need for an immediate medical response to injuries sustained in emergencies. The trainings provided new skills and increased confidence to act to prevent or manage life-saving emergencies. “First aid is particularly important as an initial response in providing effective and swift care that can reduce injury and improve chances of survival,” said Julien Lerisson, ICRC Head of Delegation in Liberia. “The ICRC’s aim is to assist law enforcement officials in strengthening their ability to provide emergency assistance.” Since January, 1’244 law…

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Ellen Turns On Hydro Plant

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has turned on the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant as part of her pledge to light up the country. The plant was destroyed in the Liberia civil years ago. The Liberian leader expressed joy as she turned on the first turbine at Mount Coffee which will produce 22 megawatts of electricity that will bring the people and businesses of Liberia more reliable access to power. Mount Coffee will be fully completed with four turbines providing a total of 88 MW of electricity – four times the power the utility currently provides. The Mount Coffee Hydropower Plant is yet another example of what the United States and Liberia can achieve together, and with our partners. The Deputy CEO of the U.S. Government’s…

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Liberty Speaks On Difficulties in Clearing Goods From Freeport

Liberty Party is concerned about the increasing difficulties being faced by business owners in clearing their goods from the Freeport of Monrovia and is urging the Government of Liberia to pay keen immediate attention to the plight of the business people concerned; majority of whom are middle-class Liberians who try to make life in the private sector. We are informed that BIVAC is doing inspection on Containers that have already been inspected from where these business owners did their purchases. As per the Contract between the Liberian Government and BIVAC, pre-inspection is conducted at the port of embarkment so as to save business people the headache of inspection of goods during clearance from the Freeport of Monrovia. Contrary to the Contract mentioned between the Liberian…

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Fearing the Charles Taylor Replay

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh, who was defeated in a presidential election almost three weeks ago, fears he may be arrested and prosecuted for several cases of human rights violations during his 22-year reign. Concord Times’ Lyndon Ponnie, from Accra, Ghana reports that top diplomatic sources in the sub-regional organization, ECOWAS have hinted that fear of being prosecuted by Gambia’s incoming president Adama Borrow propelled Jammeh’s U-turn on the election result. Top ECOWAS sources who attended the just ended Ghana presidential and general elections told this paper that President Jammeh believes that his successor will charge and prosecute him for accesses during his rule, and that one way to avoid this is by rejecting an election result that he earlier accepted. According to our sources, taking…

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

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