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2017-01-23 Security Tight, Expectations Low As Liberian President Delivers Annual Message
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Strange and tight security measures are in place ahead of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's Annual Message today. Classes on the main campus of the University of Liberia has been put off and locals around the vicinity of the Capitol Building where the speech is due to be delivered are being restricted to use other route instead of their usual Executive Mansion side of the traffic.

2017-01-23 Liberia - Closed for Business? Taxation, Corruption Hitting High Notes
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Rising taxation, heightened Prices, unabated corruption and the unearthed ghosts at Ministry of Finance poise to make Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf last days a turbulent roller coaster ride

2017-01-23 LRA Applauds Government for Contribution to National Budget
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Commissioner for Domestic Tax Darlingston Talery has applauded revenue-collecting government's Ministries, Agencies and Commissions (MACs) for their contributions to the national budget for the first half of the 2016/2017 fiscal period.

2017-01-23 Liberian Election 2017 - Preliminary Observations and Advice
[FrontPageAfrica] Often when I listen to Liberian radios or when I read in the papers on this year's Liberian Presidential election, I observe that some supporters of candidates focus on discussing negatively the opposing candidate or candidates and not talking about their supporting candidates.

2017-01-23 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Pivotal in Yahya Jammeh's Exit
[FrontPageAfrica] "Liberia having experienced the death and destruction associated with war and conflict is committed to work with all nations, institutions and individuals to promote, ensure and maintain peace, security, stability and democratic governance everywhere particularly in the West African Sub-region.

2017-01-23 Lack of Regulation Affects Reliability of Commercial Herbal Products in Africa
[Observer] Fifty years ago, during the "Golden Age" of modern medicine, the use of herbal remedies would have had little chance of being used in Liberia's primary healthcare system. So strong was the belief in modern medicine's credo - 'better living through Chemistry' - that no responsible person, professional or otherwise, mentioned the word "herbs."

2017-01-23 EU Grants 11 Million Euros for Liberia's Education, Health Sectors
[Observer] Liberia is poised to benefit from an 11 million euro grant from the European Union to support the government in enhancing the country's education and health sectors.

2017-01-23 Disabled Community Holds 3-Day Confab On Elections
[Observer] The National Commission on Disabilities (NCD) has begun a 3-day conference aimed at educating its members on this year's upcoming elections and barriers that hinder the improvement of people living with disabilities.

2017-01-23 'No Govt Will Do As Much As We Have Done' - Sirleaf
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said her government has done well over the last few years of her administration, adding, "No government has done as much as we have, and no government will do as much as we have done," a release from the Executive Mansion has said.

2017-01-23 Gas Goes Up 15 Cents, Fuel Price Steady
[Observer] The Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company ("LPRC") and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced an increase in the prices of gasoline on the Liberian market.

2017-01-23 Where We Stand - Social Democracy for a Better Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] In recent time, I wrote two articles which were aimed at appraising Liberia's current economic model that is being used to quote on quote "lift thousands of Liberians out of poverty". We argued that, the current economic system, in its crude and hybrid forms is anti-people.

2017-01-23 Aggrieved Partisans Seek Court Intervention to Participate in Up Primary
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Aggrieved partisans of the ruling Unity Party (UP) protesting against their disqualification from participating in party's primary elections have announced an appeal to the Supreme Court to be heard during its March 2017 sitting.

2017-01-23 Youth Activist Promises to Assist River Transport Union in Monrovia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -A youth activist and founder of the Youth Network for Reform, (YONER)-Liberia, Jarius Andrew Greaves, recently crossed the Mesurado River to meet with the River Union head on ways to help mitigate the situation regarding life jackets.

2017-01-23 UBA Liberia Wins Millennium Challenge Account
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -After a keenly contested bid process by top banks in Liberia, UBA Liberia has been selected as banker to Millennium Challenge Corporation to provide Banking and Financial Services for the Millennium Challenge Account, Liberia (MCA-L).

2017-01-23 Liberia's Weakest Links - MOJ, LACC Eluding Justice, Hurting Graft Fight
[FrontPageAfrica] A RECENT STRING of corruption reports is painting a gloomy picture for life after the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf-led government in Liberia.

2017-01-23 Decision Reversed in Darlington George Case
[Observer] The Supreme Court on Friday reversed Criminal Court B's decision preventing state lawyers from using police investigative reports against former Executive Protection Service (EPS) Deputy Director for Operations Darlington George, charged with aggravated assault and criminal facilitation.

2017-01-23 Medina Wesseh Nominated to Head MRU Secretariat
[Observer] The Managing Partner of the International Law Group (ILG), Atty. Medina Wesseh, has been nominated to head the Secretariat of the Mano River Union (MRU).

2017-01-23 Lada, Lead Sign U.S.$50K Grant to Assist Farmers
[Observer] The Liberia Agri-business Development Activity (LADA) and Liberia Entrepreneurial Asset Development have signed a US$50,000 grant that will empower farmers in Nimba County to improve their agribusinesses.

2017-01-23 Master Hazeley Returns to Liberia
[Observer] A retired United States military veteran, Master Herbert E. Hazeley Jr., a native of Liberia, has returned home to offer his services to his people.

2017-01-23 Supreme Court Orders Resumption of Darlington George Assault Trial
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Supreme Court Associate Justice in Chambers, Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh has mandated the presiding judge of Criminal Court "B" at the Temple of Justice to resume jurisdiction and allow the state prosecutors to submit the evidence in the brutality case against the former Deputy Director Executive Protection Service (EPS), Darlington George.

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