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2016-05-24 Ruling Party Chair 'Resists Arrest'
[New Dawn] Riot officers of the Police Support Unit at Sen. Sherman's residence Monday The Government of Liberia has issued a search and arrest warrant for Senator Varney G. Sherman, Chairman of President Ellen Johnson's governing Unity Party in connection with a recent Global Witness Report, linking him and several current and ex-officials to a bribery scandal with Sable Mining of Britain.

2016-05-24 Court Lifts Injunction in Ntal Case U.S.$50K - Bond Denied
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice has lifted a writ of injunction on the National Teachers Association of Liberia, following a US$50,000 bond filed by the embattled former President of the body, Rev. Ellen Fartu Varfley, challenging her impeachment by members of the teaching body.

2016-05-24 Towards Repealing Liberia's Draconian Press Laws
[Observer] Aaron Kollie, CEO of Power TV, made a strong point last week when he insisted that the perilous media conditions existing in Liberia can and must be reformed by the Liberian government exercising the political will to make reform happen.

2016-05-24 UP in Chaos
[Observer] A dream for a third successive presidential victory for the ruling Unity Party seems to be an illusion as it appears from all indications that the party no longer has no attraction to appease voters come 2017 as corruption scandals continue to mar the party's future.

2016-05-24 LNP, LACC Besiege Sherman's Residence
[Observer] Officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) and Emergency Response Unit (ERU) yesterday besieged the residence of the ruling Unity Party's (UP) chairman and senator of Grand Cape Mount County, Cllr. Varney Sherman, in the Presidential Task Force's effort to ensure his appearance to answer to allegations of bribery made against him and several other public officials by Global Witness.

2016-05-24 Up On Fire
[New Republic] Against Arrest Ahead of the crucial 2017 general and presidential elections, the ruling Unity Party (UP) is on 'fire', no longer the party it was when it swept power at the polls in 2005 and 2011, fighting to deal with several confrontations.

2016-05-24 Soros Connection - Why Global Witness Liberia Report Won't Go Away
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -George Soros is widely known as the hedge fund tycoon and renowned philanthropist. His philanthropic work has been instrumental to Liberia where since the ascendance to office of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the country has benefited from millions in various humanitarian areas.

2016-05-24 Senator Sherman Under Siege - Liberia's Ruli Ngparty Obstructs Justice
[FrontPageAfrica] It was no dummy drill for riot officers of the Police Support Unit of the Liberia National Police Monday - on how to control a rowdy crowd.

2016-05-24 'Obtain Your Voters' Cards'
[New Republic] Ahead of the 2017 general and presidential elections in the country, the chief executive officer of Fair Play Development Initiatives (FDI) in Grand Bassa County electoral district number three is urging citizens of the county to obtain their voter registration cards if they want the county to be better.

2016-05-24 Take Global Witness Report Serious, U.S. Embassy Advises Liberia
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The United States Embassy in Monrovia has called on the Liberian Government to take seriously the recent Global Witness Report which has linked several past and current government officials to bribery and Corruption.

2016-05-24 'Why Always Liberia' - Mixed Views Over WAEC Exams Theft
[FrontPageAfrica] Liberians are expressing mixed reactions following the cancellation of the 12th graders exams due to an unexpected theft of the exams which were scheduled to be conducted this week.

2016-05-24 Liberia Failed Education State - Thievery Hits Sector Amid Waec Exams Theft
[FrontPageAfrica] LIBERIA HAS become notorious in recent years for thievery, corruption and the lack of governance and the rule of law.

2016-05-24 Soros Connection - Why Global Witness Report Won't Go Away
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -George Soros is widely known as the hedge fund tycoon and renowned philanthropist.

2016-05-24 Tyler's Speakership Threatened
[Observer] House Speaker J. Alex Tyler Sr. has again been allegedly trapped in a corruption web; and once more, his position as Speaker of the House is in trouble, so much so that Maryland County District # 2 Representative, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, a strong supporter of the re-election and non-removal of Speaker Tyler, is calling for an investigation.

2016-05-24 Accused Fight Subpoena of Bank Statements
[Observer] As the alleged US$950,000 Global Witness bribery scandal intensifies, Criminal Court A at the Temple of Justice has subpoenaed (summoned) four banking institutions to produce bank statements of United States dollar accounts belonging to several public officials, including Grand

2016-05-24 ALJA Wants Kofa Task Force Dissolved
[Observer] The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) wants dissolved the Fonati Koffa led Presidential Task Force set up by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to probe the damning Global Witness Report linking some former and current officials of the Liberian government to bribery.

2016-05-24 Advocate Demands Justice for Children
[Observer] The spokesperson for the Liberia National Children's Representative Forum (LNCRF), formerly the Liberia Children's Parliament (LCP), Satta F. Sheriff, 17, last Tuesday called on the government to prosecute those who commit crimes against children.

2016-05-24 France, Liberia to Cooperate On Security
[Observer] In the wake of the UN Mission drawdown and turning over security to Liberian authorities at the end of June 2016, the French government has offered to strengthen cooperation with Liberia and its security sector amidst the global threat of terrorism.

2016-05-24 Proposed Immunization Law Under Discussion
[NEWS] Serious discussions have begun to enact a new law on sustaining immunization financing.

2016-05-24 Liberian Lawyer Makes History
[NEWS] Cllr. N. Oswald Tweh, Sr. has become the first person from outside the United States and first African to be elected President of the United Methodist Judicial Council.

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