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2016-10-27 MCC CEO Pleased With Work At Mt. Coffee Hydro Plant
[LINA] The Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. government's Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Dana J. Hyde, has said she is pleased with ongoing works at the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant in Harrisburg, outside Monrovia.

2016-10-27 CBL Terminates 24 Contractors, Suspends Nine Personnel
[Observer] The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has announced that it has terminated the services of 24 contractors assigned in its bulk cash counting room.

2016-10-27 On the Rise - WF DOC an Artist in the Making
[Observer] WF DOC an emcee from Chicago is proving to be a star in the making with his new hit single "Mula Dance," featuring Chicago platinum selling artist Twista, which has catapulted the artist to superstardom.

2016-10-27 '90 Percent of Arms in Liberia Marked' - Ecowas Official
[LINA] An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says Liberia is far ahead of some of the member states when it comes to the collection and marking of arms in the region.

2016-10-27 An Unpopular Decision To Demolish Public Facility
[NEWS] Despite Plea From the Liberian people to abandon the demolition of the new defense ministry building, the Unity Party government has ignored public appeals and in fact smashed the building constructed from tax payers' money. Many people are disillusioned by the decision of the government. The building was constructed in the 1980s during the administration of slain President Samuel K. Doe by Israelis, who could not complete the building due to violence that wrecked Liberia for more than a decade.

2016-10-27 Cocopa Company Deserted
[Observer] The Cocopa Company, located between Ganta and Saclepea in Nimba County, is now deserted with grass growing wild in the concession area.

2016-10-27 Kailondo Formally Charged
[Observer] Family members of the late Dan Orogun, former managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank), did not show up on Monday when the man accused of killing their father, George Kailondo, was formally charged with negligent homicide and recklessly endangering another person.

2016-10-27 UNDP Offers U.S.$2.3 Million to Collect Arms in Ecowas Region
[LINA] The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has provided US$2.3 million towards the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Arms Collection projects in member states.

2016-10-27 Chiefs Want Harsh Punishment for Rape
[LINA] Traditional leaders are calling for the institution of harsh punishments for those found guilty of rape and compromising rape cases.

2016-10-27 Waifem Ends Regional Workshop On Economic and Financial Analysis for Journalists, Others
[Observer] The West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) has ended a one-week (October 17 to 26) regional workshop on economic and financial analysis for journalists and analysts in Monrovia.

2016-10-27 Ngafuan Unveils Presidential Quest
[LINA] Former Foreign Minister Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan has announced his intention to seek the presidency in the October 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

2016-10-27 'Uphold Freedom of Information Law' - Police Inspector General
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Police Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman has spoken of the importance of access to information, and at the same time admonished officers of the LNP to be prepared to account for their actions in the discharge of their duties, adding it is the right of the public to know and to be informed of the Police functions.

2016-10-27 Supreme Court Orders Nelson Williams, Aminata Case Resumption
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Supreme Court of Liberia has denied state prosecutor's request to reverse the lower court decision in a case involving former LPRC Manager Director, T. Nelson Williams.

2016-10-27 Property Theft Ranks High in January 2016 - Police Preliminary Report
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Amid the increasing rate of criminal activities being reported across the country, with some of the alleged perpetrators attributing the acts to high unemployment, the Liberia National Police has released crimes report in January, with theft of property topping the list.

2016-10-27 Placement Results Overturned Following Challenge of UL Entrance Examinations
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The University of Liberia's credibility has come under questioning as many students who the university claimed failed the entrance and placement examination are proving the university wrong.

2016-10-27 Liberia Revenue Authority Taken to Court Over Cars Seizure
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Days following the seizure of at least seven vehicles, one of the owners of the alleged stolen vehicles has requested the court to hold the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in contempt on grounds that the action carried out against them undermines the dignity of the justice system.

2016-10-27 Dowul Increases Advocacy for Port Workers
[New Republic] As part of effort to increase advocacy for port workers in the country, the Dock Workers Union of Liberia (DOWUL), has ended a two-day Decent Work Act awareness workshop for employees of the National Port Authority in Monrovia.

2016-10-27 Drama At Ganta-Guinea Border
[Observer] Drama erupted at the Ganta main border yesterday over workshop sitting fees that the joint security was expected to receive from the training conducted by the Pharmacy Board of Liberia in collaboration with the Liberia Medical and Health Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) on the movement of illicit medicines.

2016-10-27 Prez Sirleaf Tours Chinese Aided Wicker, Vegetable Project
[Observer] President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently toured the Chinese-aided bamboo and rattan weaving and vegetable growing project, a "technological cooperation between the governments of Liberia and the People's Republic of China," aimed at giving unskilled youths, marketable abilities as "Elements of Sustainability."

2016-10-27 ESLRF to Empower 6,000 Female Farmers
[Observer] Six thousand female farmers in rural Montserrado County have been earmarked to shortly benefit from agriculture seeds and other farming supplements from the Emma Smith Life Recovery Foundation (ESLRF). Many of those selected to benefit are young women.

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