Liberia’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, through Minister Axel Addy - a few days ago, announced the urgent need for the development of the National Standards Laboratory of Liberia.
Liberia’s Special Senatorial elections, held on Saturday, December 20, 2014 across the country, may have been free and peaceful, but far from encouraging as a result of the poor turnout. Only less than thirty-percent of a total voting population of 1.9 million participated in the process initially disfavored by majority of the population as evidenced by the very poor turnout. One primary factor responsible for the voter’s apathy last Saturday was the fear of the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
The authority of Grand Gedeh County recently confirmed reports of the presence of ‘armed foreigners’ in the forests of the county. County Superintendent Peter Solo told the United Nations Radio – UNMIL Radio, in Monrovia that the Bourkinabes and Ivoirians – numbering more than hundred, reportedly entered his county by way of the Cavalla River into in the Gbie-Gbakwo Administrative District.
Elected Senators: Adopting Radical Steps and making Them Practical for Lawmakers to be more Accountable
It may appear as if no one is paying attention to the concern being raised against the danger characterizing street-selling by school-going and other Liberian children in the streets of Monrovia and its environs.
On Saturday, December 20, 2014 Liberian voters across the country go to the poll to elect fifteen senators in the Special Senatorial Elections. Thirteen out of the fifteen incumbent Senators, who’ve already served for nine years, are racing alongside one-hundred and twenty six other candidates for the fifteen senatorial seats in the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia.
All eyes are now set on this Saturday, December 20, 2015 for the Special Senatorial Elections in the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia. Thirteen of the incumbent fifteen Senators will engage a hundred and twenty-two other candidates for fifteen seats in the Liberian Senate. Saturday’s poll followed the lifting of the Stay Order issued more than two weeks ago on campaign and other electoral activities by the Supreme Court of Liberia. Ahead of polling on Saturday, December 20, 2014, reports of elections violence have been emerging from some parts of the country, including Bomi and Grand Bassa Counties.
The long leadership stand-off among Members of the Liberian House of Representatives may seem to have ended, with Speaker Alex J. Tyler recusing himself as Presiding Officer of that august body last Thursday, September 1, 2016.
The International Non-governmental Organization - Global Witness, in its report on a Liberian bribery scandal – the Deceiver, linked a number of high profile individuals in and out of the Liberian Government, mentioning ‘Big Boy One and Big Boy Two’ in the report as major players.
The Supreme Court of Liberia, on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, suspended hearing into the complaint filed by forty-eight former members of the Liberian Legislature during the country’s transitional period. The complaint was triggered by the ‘refusal’ of the current government (Ministry of Finance and Development Planning) to pay them Seven Million, Three Hundred and Forty-four Thousand U.S Dollars as benefits.