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Passage of drug law: Helping DEA to help our nation

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Passage of drug law: Helping DEA to help our nation

Recently, the Liberian Legislature passed into law a Bill declaring drug trafficking and abuses non-billable. The decision by the lawmakers followed a long period of delays amid the proliferation of narcotic substances and the abuses thereof, across the country. It is no secret that substance abuse continues to be a major factor of   mental derangement and social disorder- mainly among young people in country. The Commitment of crimes, including rape and armed robbery, are all results of the trafficking and use of narcotic drugs.

 

Leave Madam President alone

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Leave Madam President alone

A gender parity bill, representing the interest of women in the country,  is currently before the Liberian Legislature awaiting passage into law. Among others, the bill, when passed into law by Legislature, will ensure that there is 30% representation of women in the Legislature- a demand presently being pursued by women, even though some continue to be very apprehensive about such quest.

 

Illegal Campaigning: Apply Rules of the Game, NEC

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Illegal Campaigning: Apply Rules of the Game, NEC

On October 14, 2014, Liberian voters go to the poll in a Special Senatorial Mid-Term Election aimed at choosing 15 new senators for the 15 political subdivisions. Already, the Commission has released the official timetable with dates for the various activities leading to the conduct of the 2014 Special Senatorial Election in consonance with Article 46 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia. The exercise- the first of its kind under the 1986 Constitution, will be conducted for senators who won in the first category during the 2005 Legislative and Presidential Elections.

 

Making practical the Alien and Nationality Law

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Making practical the Alien and Nationality Law

Authorities of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization or BIN, this week, announced the arrest of seven Ghanaians for illegal entry into Liberia. The seven Ghanaians, who arrived in Liberia onboard a vessel, were arrested in the coastal Township of West Point in Central Monrovia. The Ghanaians, whose names are yet to be made publicly known, is reportedly undergoing investigation by the BIN, following which they would face actions in consonance with the Alien and Nationality Law of Liberia.

 

Welcoming CDC chairman’s intervention, but

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Welcoming CDC chairman’s intervention, but

In accordance with the guidelines of the National Elections Commission or NEC for the 2014 Special Senatorial election, party primaries are being conducted across the country. Notably among the latest primaries are those of the mean opposition Congress for Democratic Change or CDC. Recently, the party concluded its primaries at three venues- Gbarnga, Bong County, Harper, Maryland County and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

 
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