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YOP project targets 15,000 youth

Liberia’s Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Saah C. N’Tow says a World Bank funded Youth Opportunities Project will be launched here on Monday, 9 January to benefit 15,000 Liberians.

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Firestone Liberia hosts Children's Surgery International

Firestone Liberia welcomes Children’s Surgery International (CSI) back to Liberia for its seventh surgical mission in the country and sixth mission at Firestone.

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We don’t compromise rape cases

The Gender Coordinator for the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection in Montserrado County, Mr. Benedict Nyae, says there would be no compromise with rape suspects.

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Southeast traditional council lauds Sen. Grupee

Traditional leaders from Southeast Liberia, specifically Sinoe, Grand Kru, Maryland, Rivergee and Grand Gedeh Counties have converged on the grounds of the Capitol Building in total celebration and appreciation to Senate’s Chairman on Internal Affairs, Senator Thomas Grupee for his countless contributions to the peace and reconciliation of Liberia.

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Court fines LBDI in bribery case

Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia currently handling the ongoing economic sabotage trial that grows out of a Global Witness report of Sable Mining’s alleged bribery to officials has pounded the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment or LBDI with a US$300 fine, having found guilty for contempt.

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ECOWAS considers military force against Jammeh

UN Envoy Mohamed Ibn Chambas has told UN Security Council that ECOWAS would seek UN support to use military force against defiant Gambia President YahyaJammeh who has refused to give way to president –elect Adama Barrow.

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Street pavement resumes in Gbarnga

Pavement of streets in Gbarnga, Bong County, central Liberia has resumed following several months of standstill. Several streets in the provincial capital are expected to be paved as part of an effort to beautify the city and further create a healthy environment as many residents continue to complain of dust.

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Task Force re-fences Palm Grove

In what is being described by many here as waste of state resources, demolished walls around the Palm Grove Cemetery or Center Street Memorial Park are being re-erected, months after they were brought down by a special presidential task force (SPTF) headed by Madam Mary T. Broh, who is also Director-General of the General Services Agency (GSA).
When this paper on Wednesday, 11 January visited the overly congested cemetery, which has been closed to the public, task force employees were new walls around the premises from the direction of the Ministry of Public Works and the United Nations Drive.
Workers have already erected 15 feet of the new designs of the fence, containing steel unlike the previous concrete wall that enclosed the entire surroundings of the cemetery.
Some of the task force workers who our reporter attempted talking to decline to comment, but referred this reporter to main office at the GSA compound situated on U.N. Drive.
In late 2016, the head of the task force Madam Broh moved on the memorial park and broke the entire fence around the cemetery, using bulldozers to demolish walls amidst serious public outcry.
The GSA boss requested Liberians who have relatives’ graves at the cemetery to immediately remove bones of those deceased’s to rebury them elsewhere.
But some relatives or family members demanded re-burial package from government, arguing that they had paid fees for burial sites inside the cemetery, and if the authorities wanted them to relocate remains of their dead relatives, they should facilitate the process.
Several political commentators spoken to on government’slatest decision to re-fence the memorial park, want to know where finance for the re-construction process is coming from and cost of the ongoing work.
They said government needs to explain because the re-erection of the fence around the cemetery is a complete waste of task payer’s money that could be used on other meaningful developmental projects that could benefit the citizenry.
According to them, there is no reason why the government through Madam Broh broke down the old fence which was erected with public funds, including steel gates to protect the cemetery from criminals, who penetrate the area to break into graves to steal valuables such as clothes and jewelries from corpses.

By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne

NEC raises red flag

Nine months to the presidential and representatives elections in October, the National Elections Commission is warning against pre-campaigning by political parties and aspirants.

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Liberia’s maternal mortality shoots

The head of Montserrado County Health Team Dr. YattaSackieWapoe says one of the factors responsible for the increase in maternal mortality in Liberia is pregnant women’s delay in getting to health facilities.

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