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Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI), a civil society organization that monitors and records activities on the use of Liberian forests, has expressed fear over the arrest of some executives of oil palm firms in Indonesia, among who those of SinarMasAgro and Binasawit, subsidiaries of Agri-Resources Ltd is named. SDI, dwelling on a report published by the Reuters News Agency, said those...
The Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) Thomas Doe Nah has called on members of the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) to increase efforts in supporting domestic resource mobilization mechanism on the continent, an LRA press release said. ATAF comprises tax authorities in the African region who are leading efforts towards initiating concrete programs in order to help...
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By Dr. Darren Wilkins (Email: [email protected] | Phone: 0777129092, 0886703789) In previous articles, I gave my opinion and definition of my understanding of the pro-poor agenda. I also referenced the Pro-Poor agenda of Prime Minister Modi of India and aligned it with President Weah’s Pro-Poor agenda. Since he took over the helms of our Government, President George M. Weah has...
The National Legislature, upon proclamation by President George Weah is recalled from recess to deliberate on urgent matters of national concern for immediate action. A laundry list of issues to be discussed has been released. It includes the deteriorating state of the economy, the rapidly depreciating Liberian dollar against the US dollar, road financing agreements, the infusion of US$25...
By Cyrus L. Gray Last Tuesday, the Government of Liberia submitted a bill for enactment to the Legislature entitled, “Act Prohibiting the Tenure of Public Officials in the Executive Branch of Government.” The intent of the Government is to allow the President of Liberia the unhindered authority to hire and fire any official in the Executive Branch of Government at...
First question: When was the County Meet organized? The 2018 National County Meet will be the best ever, according to Mr. Noel Chateau, chief marketing officer of Orange Liberia. This year’s County Meet will kick off on December 16, under the sponsorship of Orange Liberia, which also provides sponsorship for the national team, the Lone Star. Mr. Chateau told journalists last Friday...
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A decision by Chief Justice Francis Korkpor to support his new Associate Joseph Nagbe to resist granting embattled Justice Kabineh Ja’neh’s petition for prohibition to prevent majority members of the House of Representatives from impeaching him (Ja’neh) has created a serious division among judges of the Supreme Court, according to a well-placed judicial source. Recently, the four Supreme Court justices,...
As doctors contemplate legal action against Dr. Kpoto The Daily Observer newspaper has received reliable reports that crisis is brewing within the leadership of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS), stemming from the alleged lack of transparency and accountability. The LCPS' leadership is headed by Dr. Robert Kpoto, an orthopedic (bone) surgeon in the country. The College is headquartered...
Lonestar Cell MTN (MTN-Liberia) and the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) through a partnership agreement has officially launched a mobile money program to provide linkage between the two entities and to reach out to their many customers using existing technology at the lowest shared cost. John B. S. Davies, III, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LBDI,...
Parents appeal for help An eighteen-year-old Ms. Venus P. Kollie, who has developed a growth in her right eye, is reportedly dying slowing, because her parents do not have any means of raising the required amount of money to help her get advanced medical treatment abroad, Jonathan Paye-Layleh, a Liberian journalist, has informed the Daily Observer. According to Paye-Layleh, Venus's biological...

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