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Alleged Hacking of Lonestar Cell/MTN Network Occurred Months After Orange Acquired Cellcom

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -According to court transcripts including oral submissions for the Prosecution in the case involving a large scale and unlawful interference, known as a cyber-attack, aimed at disrupting the regular operation of Lonestar Cell-MTN, telecommunications company, at the time of the alleged offense, Orange had already completed the purchase of Cellcom, raising new questions about the motive of Mr. Daniel Kaye, the man accused of hacking into Lonestar's telecommunications system? (AllAfrica)

Sierra Leonean Woman Gets 8 Years for Human Trafficking

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Hawa Bangura, a Sierra Leonean woman tried and found guilty of human trafficking, will have to spend eight years of her life in a Liberian prison. (AllAfrica)

Leymah Gbowee Launches Franklin Kpakolokoyah Alternative Initiative Education Empowerment

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee has stressed the need for a concerted effort towards the empowerment of vulnerable people in the Liberian Society. (AllAfrica)

Tourism - Liberia's Untapped Billions

[Observer] There are three strategic sectors that if our current government can invest heavily in with immediate effect we can become a middle-income country within the next two decades. Those key sectors are Education, Agriculture, and Tourism. For my interest, I am going to focus on the benefits that Liberia stands to reap if the right investments and policies are implemented in the tourism sector. I will leave the Educational & Agricultural sectors with the experts to deal with them. (AllAfrica)

Senate May Request Recall of 'Ambassador' Patten, Weah's Handpicked Envoy

[Observer] There are growing signals that the "unconstitutionally" commissioned Liberian Ambassador to the United States, George Patten, may be recalled to help avert bad blood between the Legislature and the Executive branches of the government. (AllAfrica)

Ministry of Post to Generate U.S.$3m for Govt

[Observer] Mini. Kruah expresses optimism about the agreement. (AllAfrica)

2754 Barrels of Salmonella Pork Quarantined

[Observer] Authorities of the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI) have quarantined 2754 barrels of pork meat brought in the country, contaminated with salmonella poison. (AllAfrica)

GT Bank Hooked in U.S.$100m Damages Lawsuit

[Observer] GT Bank Liberia managing director, Ayodeji Bejide, allegedly injured employee Edward Freeman by throwing a calculator at him, causing a serious injury to his lips. (AllAfrica)

170,000 Residents in Nimba to Benefit From Wash Project

[FrontPageAfrica] Nimba County -An American faith-based charity, Living Water International Liberia has launched a five year Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project in Nimba County, Liberia. (AllAfrica)

U.S.-Based Liberian Surgeon Arrives to Help 'Underprivileged' Girls

[Observer] Dr. Grace Dinkins, a Liberian surgeon is in the country to contribute her quota. (AllAfrica)

Montserrado County District #1 to Get Big Development From Arizona State

[Observer] Montserrado County District #1 Representative Lawrence Morris is expected to swing a development package in order to transform his district into an oasis of opportunity and a model district which will be referenced and emulated across the country in terms of economic and infrastructure, a release has said. (AllAfrica)

New Celebrity Couple in the Music Industry

[Observer] A highly placed source at SOG records has confirmed to LIB Life that Jaredo and his former records labelmate Davero are in a love relationship. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Tours Infrastructure Projects - Says Liberians Should Have Trust in Their Leaders

[Govt of Liberia] Liberian President, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, says the ongoing infrastructure projects being undertaken by his Government will give Liberia a deserving facelift. He said the projects represent a practical realization of his dream to transform the country. (AllAfrica)

KOCU Wants Rep. Hills Annual Legislative Report to the District

[New Republic] The leadership of the Kokoyah Citizens Union (KOCU) has noted with great concern the failure of Bong County District Number Representative, Albert Hills, Jr. present his first annual legislative report to the district. (AllAfrica)

No Legislative Report From Maryland Lawmakers

[New Republic] Report from Maryland County says no single member of the county's Legislative caucus presented their 'Annual Legislative Report' to their constituents during the just ended constituency break in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

Organized Chaos

[New Republic] What works well in Liberia? Is it the constitution that has been battered grotesquely by many officials including the Chief Executive specifically in the discharge of his obligations as enshrined in the organic law of the country as reflective in some of his embarrassing appointments with total reluctance to radically and robustly up hold his own declared ultimatum issued to his government officials regarding the business of asserts, liabilities and tax declaration now a flagrant fiasco as the 'faint' dead (AllAfrica)

MoPW Gets Tough

[New Republic] -Warns People Against Constructing Structures Without the Approval of MoPW (AllAfrica)

Awaiting 'Pontius Pilate'

[New Republic] -As Judgment Day Rapidly Drums Over Warlords (AllAfrica)

Salary Disparities in AFL, Advocacy Group Alarms

[New Republic] A youth advocate, Shelton Duo, has alarmed over what he calls 'salary disparities between and amongst officers of the Armed Forces of Liberia. (AllAfrica)

LCC Frowns On UL Student Politics Suspension

[New Republic] The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has expressed serious observation and dismay over the suspension of student politics on the campuses of the University of Liberia. (AllAfrica)

TNR And Lawmaker

[New Republic] Rep Domah: Honorable Roger SWY Domah hails from Nimba County from a village called Gbeiyee Duayee which is the headquarters of Gbeiyee Chiefdom. I was born in Saclepea, grew up in my own village with my maternal grandparents in Duahnpa, but I was taken at an early age to Yekepa by my maternal uncle who I stayed with up his redundancy in Yekepa in 1988. I later moved back to Saclepea, spent a year and then moved to Ganta where I pursued my high school studies, the Ganta United Methodist School and graduated (AllAfrica)

24k Liberians to Get Safe, Clean Water

[New Republic] At least 24,000 Liberians in five counties are expected to benefit from safe and clean drinking water in their various homes following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Ministry of Public Works and The Last Well. (AllAfrica)

GT Bank Suffers Setback

[NEWS] The Civil Law Court "B" at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia has denied Guaranty Trust Bank's motion to drop a US$1 million damage case between it and a former employee. (AllAfrica)

American-Founded Liberian Academy's Investigation Looms Over Parents

[VOA] Parents of students at an all-girl American academy in Liberia are anxiously awaiting an investigation into allegations that the charity failed to act on signs of a staff member's sexual abuse. (AllAfrica)

The UL Administration Must Rethink Its Ban On Student Politics

[Observer] The UL Administration's suspension of student political activity on campuses of the University of Liberia for whatever reasons is, according to observers, more likely than not to engender popular resistance from the student body which could result in a standoff between UL authorities, the Government of Liberia and students of the University of Liberia. This newspaper warns against pursuit of such a policy replete with conflict-inducing potential and must, therefore, be brought to a halt. (AllAfrica)

Referees Urged to Implement the Laws of the Game Without Fear or Favor

[Observer] Liberia Football Association (LFA) president Mustapha Raji has urged referees to implement the laws of the game without fear or favor. Mr. Raji made the call when the LFA formally commissioned eight referees that were approved by the world football governing body, FIFA, to officiate in international competitions in 2019. (AllAfrica)

Orange Liberia, Cellcom Face Legal Action By Lonestar Cell MTN

[Observer] With cyberattacker from 2016 nabbed, tried and jailed in the UK, Lonestar Cell MTN goes after those who allegedly ordered the attack on the company. (AllAfrica)

PCC Launches WASSCE Tutorial for 12th Graders

[Observer] Liberia's education system may be at its lowest ebb at this moment, but such situation does not change by how loud or how frequent it is said; rather, by practical actions that intend to invoke a paradigm shift from issues that lead to the problem--in this case neglect. And this is exactly what the leadership of the Paynesville City Corporation (PCC) is indulging by initiating programs that would help improve students' performance in public examinations. (AllAfrica)

'Providing Safe Drinking Water - Govt's Priority'

[Observer] Mr. Lawson and Minister Nyepan display the dirty bottle of water that was purified for drinking. (AllAfrica)

LCC to Host Seminar On Remediating Risk of Child Labor

[Observer] The Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC) in collaboration with two international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the Verite and Winrock Intentional, is expected to conduct a two-day workshop on identifying and reducing the risk of child labor in commercial enterprises beginning January 23-24, 2019, at the head office of the LCC on Capitol Hill, in Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

GVL Executives 'Banned' From Leaving Liberia

[NEWS] The Associate Judge at the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Chan-Chan Paegar has placed a travel ban on officials of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) Incorporated from leaving the country as a result of ongoing lawsuit against the company. (AllAfrica)