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Senator faces arrest

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State prosecutors are requesting a court order to “re-arrest” Grand Kru County Senator Albert T. Chie, in resistance to a…

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Sen. Taylor’s motion trashed

Sen. Taylor’s motion trashed

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-Minister Nagbe appears ThursdayYouth and Sports Minister Eugene Nagbe has been summoned to appear before the Plenary of the Liberian…

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Traditional chiefs join Ebola sensitization

Traditional chiefs join Ebola sensitization

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Traditional chiefs in Liberia have vowed to support ongoing cross border Ebola sensitization of Mano River Union countries being implemented…

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New ETU Opens in River Gee

New ETU Opens in River Gee

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The American Refugee Committee or ARC, last weekend, February Maech,2, 2015, opened a new Ebola Treatment Unit or ETU in…

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House in error

House in error

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-Montserrado Rep. Montserrado County Electoral District #8 Representative has alarmed that the recent decision by the House of Representatives to…

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US$20,000 fake money damaged in court

US$20,000 fake money damaged in court

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BIN warns against illegal entry

BIN warns against illegal entry

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EU mobilizes efforts to end Ebola

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The "Ebola: from emergency to recovery" conference kicked off in the Belgium capital, Brussels, Tuesday, under the organization and patronage…

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Dukuly explains superintendents’ role

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Sherman, Zargo get top Senate posts

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New Pro-Temp Extends Olive Branch

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Nimba Caucus leaders resign

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Additional Appointments In Government

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Veep Boakai challenges superintendents

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Uncertainty hangs over 2017

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Sherman, Saytumah confirmed winners

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Cooper or Nagbe

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Rep. Gray blames “big hands”

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Varney Sherman, NEC update S/Court today

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The Migration Opportunity

04-03-2015 Hits:31 Commentary Peter Sutherland - avatar Peter Sutherland

LONDON – In the last year, more than 4,000 men, women, and children have lost their lives attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to Europe. Their tragic deaths...

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Obama Steps Up

02-03-2015 Hits:68 Commentary Simon Johnson - avatar Simon Johnson

WASHINGTON, DC – For the past six years, US President Barack Obama’s administration has, more often than not, sided with the interests of big banks on financial-sector policy. But this...

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The DNA of German Foreign Policy

27-02-2015 Hits:148 Commentary Frank-Walter Steinmeier - avatar Frank-Walter Steinmeier

BERLIN – The harsh reality of the past year has created unprecedented challenges for Germany and its foreign policy. The crisis in Ukraine spiraled out of control, with Russia’s annexation...

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LAF approves US$32, 000 budget

25-02-2015

LAF approves US$32, 000 budget

Members of the Liberia Athletics Federation or LAF have approved the organization’s budget for 2015 at an Extraordinary Congress held at the head offices of the Liberia National Olympic Committee...

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Bassa to host 2015 County Meet finals

19-02-2015

Bassa to host 2015 County Meet finals

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has scheduled the annual National County Sports Meet this year for March with Grand Bassa County picked to host the final matches.

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LBA sets election for Wednesday

17-02-2015

LBA sets election for Wednesday

The electoral commission of the Liberia Basketball Association has set February 18, 2015 for voting which is being described by many as white ballot poll.Already, the commission has qualified six...

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In less than a decade, the country has gone through significant recovery stages that have brought social, economic and political transformations, affecting every fabric of life and enabling the oldest African independent state to retake its place among the comity of nations. Once again, Liberia is playing active roles in every world body whether at sub-regional, regional, continental or global level. These gains have been made possible primarily because of the current peace prevailing here.

But this country stands at the crossroads at the moment. About a month or so from now, Liberians will go to the poll for general and presidential elections to elect new leadership for the country. The manner in which we conduct ourselves during these elections will crucially determine whether or not, the gains achieved since 2003 will be solidified for greater political, social and economic successes.

The August 23, 2011 National Referendum was the first step toward the conduct of democratic elections. However, elections in themselves do not guarantee peace and stability as we have observed here and in neighboring countries. Whether you belong to the ruling party or the opposition bloc, we all should realize that peace and stability are two cardinal instruments needed to continue to exist as a nation and move on with development not only for ourselves, but our children, grand children and great grand children.

This is why we reiterate call for a peaceful campaign process, leading to the elections and even the post-election environment. If recent news of arms discovery here and there is anything to take cue from, then we should take the utmost care towards these elections in order to preserve the nation state.

Lest we should forget, there are thousands of investment partners here whose primary interest is the continuous stability of the country with a favorable economic environment where investments will continue to boom. And importantly, any government that will emerge from the polls whether ruling party or opposition bloc will rely on taxes from investors to deliver on campaign promises and provide social services to the people. 

Since the 14-year civil conflict, Liberians have traveled abroad and returned with great investment ideas. Today, many citizens are competing with aliens on the local market – whether in used cars business, petroleum products, provision or grocery shops, more and more Liberians are venturing into entrepreneurship, which is good for our economy.

However, the basis for a strong and prosperous economic environment is security and political stability. The gateway to achieving these standards is through free, fair and credible elections that will leave no room for contention and subsequent violence.   

We call on political party standard bearers and their followers to go through the electoral process with a high degree of maturity, placing Liberia above personal interest, greed and sentiment. We need the current peace prevailing in the country to build upon and advance with development and prosperity. He that has ears let him hear!!

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