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Editorial: US$60K for Senate FC: A Disgusting Decision by Liberia Senators

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Editorial: US$60K for Senate FC: A Disgusting Decision by Liberia Senators

Liberian Lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Monrovia have for the past three weeks been discussing the 2012/2013 National Budget. One issue that may be of surprise to the 3.5 million Liberians across the country and those in the diaspora is the decision of the Liberian Senate to push for the allotment  of sixty-thousand U.S Dollars for its newly formed soccer team referred to as the Senate FC in the current budget.

 

Editorial: Transforming Education: A Commendable Decision

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Editorial: Transforming Education: A Commendable Decision

A recent publication in this paper attributed to the Government of Liberia, through Deputy Education Minister for Instruction Mator Kpangbai, suggested that earners of certificates from Teachers Training Institutes would no longer be allowed to teach in high schools around the country.

 

Editorial: Embarrassing Situation

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Editorial: Embarrassing Situation

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Weeks ago, a local daily in Monrovia reported the establishment of training bases, as well as the recruitment of Ivorian dissidents, Some Liberian mercenaries in Liberia’s Grand Gedeh County. The repeated publication of the news was characterized by condemnations and denials by the Government of Liberia and a number of senior officials and citizens from Grand Gedeh County. Just last week, a U.S-based rights group, Human Rights Watch reported the recruitment and training of child soldiers in Liberia’s Grand Gedeh County to fight in neighboring Ivory Coast. The group pointed accusing fingers at former loyalists of ousted Ivorian President Laurent  Gbagbo as the masterminds of the recruitment.

 

Editorial: Embarrassing Situation

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The Government of Liberia is going through an embarrassing situation at its border with neighboring Ivory Coast, involving cross border attacks allegedly by Liberian mercenaries  last Friday, June 8, 2012 in the Ivorian town of Tie, which left at least seven UN peacekeepers killed in ambush. The government here has condemned the arm attack against the UN peacekeepers and subsequently announced series of measures, including immediate closure of the border with the Ivory Coast and deployment of troops of the Armed Forces of Liberia there, among others.

 

Editorial: Salary Increment: Giving Civil Servants Serious Consideration

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Editorial: Salary Increment: Giving Civil Servants Serious Consideration

The Executive Branch of Government, through the Ministry of Finance, recently presented to the Liberian Legislature a ‘Multi-Year Budget’ or Three-Year Budget covering its expenditure. The government has set aside Six Hundred and Forty Nine Million United States Dollars for its first year operations.

 
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