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Konneh recounts Liberia’s achievements

The Minister of Finance and Development Planning, and Chair for Focal Points Chair for the African Peer Review or APR, Amara Mohammed Konneh, has recounted numerous achievements by Liberia since it became part of the African Peer Review Mechanism or APRM in 2011.

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Burial ceremony turns sour in Nimba

A burial ceremony in Burtein Town in District Number 8 in Nimba County turned sour last weekend when fighting ensued among mourners.

The New Dawn Nimba County Correspondent said the incident occurred when a relative of the deceased- A. D. Dangan attacked one of the mourners, accusing him of “climbing on a coconut tree belonging to him as a baboon and injuring,” while the coffin of the late old lady Dangan was being escorted.

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The mission is not over yet

-US Obama

US President Barrack Obama has told Americans that the US involvement in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease here is not over yet, while announcing a draw down plan for some 2800 US troops here.

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Pres. Sirleaf congratulates Cape Verde at 40 years

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Cape Verde on the auspicious occasion commemorating the 40th Independence Anniversary of that country on July 12, 2015.

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Graduates urged to make Liberia proud

The deputy minister for gender at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection Madam Magdalene Taylor Dagoseh, has called on graduates of the Women of Purpose, a skill training institution to make use of every opportunity that come their way.

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Cabinet adopts several measures

The Liberian cabinet on Wednesday adopted several measures in what it said were key economic stimulus aimed at boosting economic growth, reducing poverty, and creating much needed jobs.

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Embarrassment at business confab

Dignitaries and high profile officials invited to speak at Liberia’s 3rd annual Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise conference suffered an endless embarrassment Tuesday on stage as they have to struggle with a mal-functioning microphone to speak to a large audience at the Monrovia City Hall.

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No Intention to Contest

The Senior National Vice Chairman of the ruling Unity Party says he will not contest any position during the ensuing party National Convention scheduled to take place July 7 in Gbarnga. Amb. Jeremiah Sulunteh told our correspondent that he has decided to be an ordinary partisan, but feels obligated to the party.

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Soldiers hold court hostage

A group of soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia has reportedly invaded a magisterial court, held the judge and his staff under hostage for nearly six hours, and forcibly taken away two defendants along with evidence in an alleged criminal trespass and mischief case.

The judge of the Bensonville City Magisterial Court in Montserrado County, Edwin K. Gayflor, has forwarded a complain to the Court Administrator at the Temple of Justice, detailing how armed soldiers accompanied led by Lt./ Col.  Theophilus Dahn, , walked into open court and demanded the immediate release of two criminal defendants [without being authorized].

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NEC Certificates Sherman, Saytumah

The Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission or NEC has finally announced Unity Party’s Varney Sherman of Grand Cape Mount and Morris Saytumah of Bomi County as winners of the December 20, 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

The two individuals’ certification ceremony was earlier halted by a writ of prohibition from Chamber Justice Philip A. Z. Banks of the Supreme Court of Liberia on the basis of separate complaints filed against their results.

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