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Fisheries Seeks Cooperation in Combating illegal, Unregulated Fishing

[LINA] Pleebo -- The Director-General of National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA) is urging residents of local fishing communities across the nine coastal counties to work cooperatively with government to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in Liberia. (AllAfrica)

President Weah Dedicates New LPRC Office Complex, Vowing to Achieve National Development Agenda

[Govt of Liberia] The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 dedicated the newly constructed state-of-the-art Corporate Headquarters Complex of the Liberian Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC). (AllAfrica)

Police IG Returns Honor to Minister Kemayah for Giving Lnp UN Recognition

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Raising Taxes At the Expense of the Poor - the Audacity of APM Terminals in Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] APM TERMINAL is pouring misery on struggling Liberians barely getting by. (AllAfrica)

Yes, We Can Mr. President!

[Observer] President Weah did not hide his shock and disbelief at what he saw when he visited some public schools around Monrovia recently. He openly chided Education Minister Ansu Sonii for being responsible for the abjectly poor conditions under which students are learning. (AllAfrica)

Govt Should Pay Poll Workers

[New Dawn] It is sadden, disgraceful and very embarrassing that poll workers hired by the National Elections Commission for the December 8, 2020 special senatorial election and national referendum are crying and protesting for stipend owed them over a month since the polls were conducted across the country. We just can't comprehend that the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning would delay in providing money to the NEC to pay stipends such as US$50, US$75 or US$100 to poll workers who served under very strenuo (AllAfrica)

Ex-Liberian President Honours Waiguru for Leadership Style

[Nation] Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has honoured Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru for her transformative style of leadership and selected her to join her Amujae Programme meant to empower women to seek leadership positions internationally. (AllAfrica)

New Senators Ready to Lead

[New Republic] The five Senators recently certificated by the National Elections Commission (NEC) have officially taken seats at the Liberian Senate to lead their respective counties. (AllAfrica)

Nafaa Inspection Team Arrests Illegal Ghanaian Fishermen in Grand Kru

[LINA] Pleebo -- The compliance and enforcement team of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), has arrested several illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishermen, comprising mainly Ghanaians. (AllAfrica)

Bassa Rep. Joe Unhappy With Apm Terminals Alleged Tariff Increase

[LINA] Buchanan -- Grand Bassa County Representative Matthew Fairplay Joe has called for swift Legislative inquiry into the allegation of "Tariff Increment" by local seaport operator ATM Terminals. (AllAfrica)

Independent Candidate Geevon Smith Gets Narrow Win in Rivercess Election

[LINA] Cestos, Riverces -- After a recount, candidate Wellington Geevon Smith narrowly won Rivercess County Senatorial Election over Steve Tequah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC). (AllAfrica)

New Customs Collector Promises to Swell Revenue Basket in Grand Gedeh

[LINA] Zwedru -- The newly-assigned Custom Collector in Grand Gedeh County, Ephraim Miller, has pledged to enforce the collection of taxes so as to support the Government development agenda. (AllAfrica)

Moe to Distribute Hand Wash Stations, Health Kits to Public Schools

[LINA] MONROVIA Jan. 13 (LINA) - To ensure a sanitary atmosphere on school campuses amidst the global fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is to begin the distribution of 3,400 hand-washing stations and hygiene materials to public schools around the country. (AllAfrica)

Pump, Tank Company Workers Stage Go-Slow in Demand of Salary Arrears

[LINA] Robertsport City -- Workers at the Pump and Tank (AllAfrica)

France to Invest Significantly in Liberia

[Observer] President George Manneh Weah has held bilateral talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drain on the margins of the inaugural ceremonies of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Lutheran Church Selects Liberia to Host Second Lutheran University in Africa

[LINA] Gbarnga -- The Faith Community Lutheran Church in the United States of America has selected Liberia to host the second Lutheran University in Africa next to Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Govt Could Buy 100,000 Liberian-Made Chairs for Public School Pupils

[LINA] Monrovia -- President George Manneh Weah on Wednesday took (strategic) members of his cabinet to traversed Montserrado County to assess the learning conditions, facilities, and needs of students and faculties at several public high schools, sending a major signal of reassurance of his government's passion to continue to promote quality education. (AllAfrica)

Workshop On Central Government Payroll Processing Starts in Monrovia

[LINA] Monrovia, -- A one-day education and training workshop to sharpen the knowledge and skills of Human Resource Officers (HRs). Comptrollers and payroll analysts, from spending entities of Central Government on 'Payroll Processing' commences Thursday, January 14, at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town outside Monrovia. (AllAfrica)

Two Ministry of Transport Employees Arrested for Issuing Fake Car Registration and Insurance Documents

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Two employees of the Ministry of Transport have been booked for their alleged involvement in "fraudulently issuing insurance document" of the Palm Insurance Corporation to clients. (AllAfrica)

Renowned Healthcare Practitioner Based in the U.S. Calls On Liberians to Come Back Home and Contribute to Their Country

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Dr. Stella Jefferies, a renowned Liberian health practitioner is calling on fellow Liberians in the diaspora to come home with all of the skills and rebuild the country. (AllAfrica)

House Speaker Bhofal Chambers Demands Tough Measures to Address Nation's Economic Woes

[FrontPageAfrica] Capitol Hill, Monrovia -- The debates on the deteriorating state of the Liberian economy continues to dominate major political fora as officials and financial experts shift blame and proffer diverse alternative suggestions and idea on what should be done to address the situation. (AllAfrica)

CENTAL Ends Strategic Planning Retreat

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has completed a two-day retreat aimed at reviewing the successes and challenges experienced by the Organization in 2020 and to strategically plan for the improvement of its overall performance in the New Year. Held at the Tropicana Beach and Resort from January 7 to 8, the event was intended to reflect on and review lessons learned from 2020; enhance staffs' capacity in project design and implementation; increase internal coordination, info (AllAfrica)

Armed Forces of Liberia Patrols Liberia's Borders - Joins Forces With Neighboring Countries to Ensure Border Safety

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Armed Forces of Liberia is continuing its patrol along the Liberian borders with Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone as part of its statutory mandate in protecting the territorial limit of the country. (AllAfrica)

Accountants Urged to Work in the Interest of the Public - As Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa Selects Liberia for the Holding of Its Next Congress

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A three-day Council meeting organized by the Liberia Institute of Certified Public Accountants (LICPA) and the Association of Accountancy Bodies in West Africa (ABWA) aimed at advancing the accounting profession in the sub-region has ended in Margibi County, with a call on accountants to carry on their assigned tasks and responsibilities in the interest of the public and attract investment opportunities in their respective countries. (AllAfrica)

Kosiah - 'You Can Jail Me for a Thousand Years, I Fear No One!'

[] The long-awaited trial of former Liberian warlord Alieu Kosiah began this week in the southern Swiss town of Bellinzona with questioning of the accused. According to the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland, where he has lived for more than 25 years, Kosiah allegedly committed war crimes during Liberia's first civil war. Combative, the accused strongly denies everything. (AllAfrica)

Fatal Accident Along Monrovia-Ganta Highway Leaves 7 Dead

[LINA] Ganta -- Seven persons have been reported dead as a result of a tragic motor accident along the Ganta-Monrovia highway. (AllAfrica)

President Weah in Ghana to Attend Akufo-Addo's Second Term Inauguration

[LINA] Robertsfield -- The Chief Executive George Weah took off Wednesday morning from the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County, bound for the Ghanaian capital, Accra, to join his counterparts from several other African countries and elsewhere, to witness the swearing into office for a second term of President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo on 7 January. (AllAfrica)

The Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention Debunk Claiming Ownership of Pres. Weah's Jamaica Resort Land

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- the Liberia Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention, Inc. has discredited media reports alleging that one of its auxiliaries - Liberia Baptist Missionary Educational (LBMEC) - is claiming ownership of the four lots of land on which President George Weah's Jamaica Resort is situated. (AllAfrica)

LRA-Mfdp Begins Month-Long Workshop On Excise Stamps Implementation

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning ( MFDP) has begun a month-long training workshop on the procedures and processes leading to the imposition of excise tax stamps on several commodities and goods currently on the Liberian market. (AllAfrica)

Experts Call for Sustained Advocacy, Coordinated Effort in Curbing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence At Cummings Africa Foundation's Sponsored Anti-Rape, Sgbv Forum

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A group of experts comprising of human rights activists and law enforcement officer have called for sustained advocacy and coordinated fight against rape and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) against women and children. (AllAfrica)

'Census Impacts Service Delivery At Grassroots Level,' President Weah Says As He Launches NPHC 2021

[Observer] The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh George, has underscored the importance of national census, stressing that it directly impacts socioeconomic service delivery for citizens at the grassroots level. (AllAfrica)