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Pres. Weah Unveils Advent of 2 Investments in Single Day

The President Liberia George Manneh Weah, in brief remarks at the dedication of a state-of-the-art cement production facility in Monrovia disclosed that projections of favorable economic growth for Liberia this year has found expression in the advent of two investments just in a day. “A good day for Liberia today and the Liberian people,” the President broke the good news as he mounted the podium Thursday, January 16, 2020, to deliver a statement minutes before he cut ribbons opening the modern cement factory. “Today, the Liberian economy experienced the launch of two major investments. This shows the level of confidence investors have in our economy and the Liberian Government. The investments launched will greatly impact the Liberian economy and will also provide jobs to thousands…

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SECTION OF 14TH MILITARY HOSPITAL TO BE DEDICATED ON ARMED FORCES DAY IN LIBERIA

MONROVIA, LIBERIA (Daniel Ankrah Reports for ELBC) – The Liberian Government says is expected to dedicate a section of the 14th Military Hospital on celebration of Armed Forces Day on February 11, this year. The Chief of Staff of the AFL Major General Prince C. Johnson said about ninety two percent of the project has been completed. Speaking with ELBC Thursday, Major General Johnson disclosed that the Outpatient Department is the section of the Hospital that will be dedicated on Armed Forces Day this year. It can be recalled that sometimes ago, President George Manneh Weah broke grounds for the construction of a 200-bedroom military hospital. The hospital is currently being constructed by the engineering battalion of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).

Trump ‘knew exactly what was going on’, Giuliani aide claims

An aide to Donald Trump’s lawyer claims the president “knew exactly what was going on” with efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son. Lev Parnas told MSNBC he went to Ukraine to put pressure on officials on behalf of Mr Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. The alleged intention was to damage Mr Biden, a potential Democratic rival to Mr Trump in this year’s US election. President Trump denies involvement. The US president also says that he does not know Mr Parnas – a Ukrainian-American businessman and Republican party donor who is facing separate charges of campaign finance violations. The extent of Mr Trump’s involvement in the alleged plan to undermine Mr Biden – whose son Hunter Biden…

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After Costa’s Arrest in Sierra Leone, Liberian Govt. Refutes Claims of Threat on the COP Chairman’s Life

The Executive Mansion dismissed allegations by the chairman of the Council of Patriots (COP) Henry Costa and insinuations in the public space that the Government of Liberia has threatened his life. The Executive Mansion in a statement released in Monrovia today says the Government of Liberia headed by Dr. George Manneh Weah respects the sanctity of human life and the fundamental rights of people and would always do everything to protect all citizens and foreigners within its borders without discrimination. Over the last 24 months, the Government has always demonstrated extreme tolerance by providing security for dissenting and agitating citizens and will continue to do so within the confines of the laws in the coming years, according to the statement. The statement added that while…

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Wilmot Collins, the Liberian refugee who became the first black mayor in Montana

Like the story of Wilmot Collins, mayor of Helena, the state capital of Montana. Collins, 56, is the first black man to have been elected a mayor in Montana’s 130-year history. But the fact that he is not a native-born American makes his story more intriguing. Helena’s mayor was born in Monrovia, Liberia. For the most optimistic Pan-Africanist, Collins’ connection to the States is steeped in a stronger history than the narrowness of nationality. Liberia was founded in 1822 by freed slaves from the United States. The first batch of 86 free black men and women left New York in 1820 for the colony along the west coast of Africa. The colony was named Liberia in 1824 and its capital was given the name Monrovia.…

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Liberia: COP Chairman demystifies mysterious death of politician-Accuses former President Johnson-Sirleaf of killing him

A leaked audio released on a local FM radio in Liberia Tuesday, appears to demystify the shocking death of veteran Liberian politician, Harry Greaves Jr. Greaves is a former managing director of the Liberia oil refinery. The audio explained the Liberian government alleged link and by extension, the involvement of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to his death. Mr. Greaves was a closed confidante of former president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf dating back to the early 1980s but broke away at the end of the Nobel laureate’s presidential tenure for unexplained reasons. Mr. Greaves was found dead on a beach near the offices of the Liberian president with official government investigation suggesting he died from drowning. But Monrovia went silent early Tuesday morning when a local radio-Freedom FM, released…

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“Let’s Come Together to Build Liberia,” Pres. Weah

Monrovia, Liberia: His Excellency Dr. President George Manneh Weah says Liberia’s development deficit requires every citizen’s efforts and participation if the country is to recover from decades of backwardness caused by the civil conflict. He said except Liberians join ranks with each other, particularly with their Government, to accelerate the pace of development and progress, “we will continue to lag behind.” Critical to national development, the President said, is peace as well as security without which progress cannot be made. The Liberian Chief Executive made the statements Friday, January 10, 2020 in the Banjor Community in continuation of his tours of road projects in Monrovia and its environs. He asserted that it worries him, and it should worry any well-meaning Liberian, that as Africa’s oldest…

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So Weah’s Popularity Still Soars!

By Sherman C. Seequeh George Manneh Weah was last week at it yet again, proving clearly what he is at best—popular. As he combed communities from the North of Montserrado before cruising his way to the Southern and the Western flanks of the County, inspecting pro-poor road and housing projects, there was an electrifying frenzy of ordinary Liberians darting themselves here and there in ululation. From Neeklay Town in northwestern Paynesville to Popo Beach in Southern Monrovia to Banjor in the West, avalanches of locals gathered in campaign style chanting their hearts out in appreciation of their President. Kids and adolescents cheered and battle-cried endlessly. In typical high-class Liberian appreciation format, women and girls spread lappas on the bare ground for their President to walk…

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Signs US$33M. Loan agreements with Liberia, two other African nations

ABU DHABI, 12th January, 2020 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, the leading national entity for economic development aid, today formalized three loan agreements valued at US$33 million (AED121 million) with the Governments of Togo, Niger and Liberia. The agreements were signed in Abu Dhabi during the 10th Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, Assembly. Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of ADFD, signed the three loan agreements detailing the funding terms with Sani Yaya, Togolese Minister of Economy and Finance, Agada Garba, Ambassador of Niger to the UAE, and Samuele Lande, Consul General of Liberia to the UAE. The capital is to be channeled into three renewable energy projects in the West African nations within the framework of the IRENA/ADFD Project…

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Liberian Registry introduces a simplified vessel registration process

Press Release – The Liberian Registry has announced its Expedited Registration Process, or ERP, effective as of 01 January 2020, in an effort to further streamline the registration and re-registration of vessels in the Liberian Registry. The new process reduces the number of requirements, and allows for technology and digital files to replace tedious administrative work, creating a more simplified process overall. The new ERP is a prime example of Liberia’s commitment to reducing redundant workflows, saving time and leveraging technology in order to provide a better user experience for its clients. Alfonso Castillero, COO of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, says “This is a reduction of 50% of our registration time; time is important…

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