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Lawmakers Could Be Right, Only If…

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When Members of the 53rd Legislature publicly announced, upon their return from their annual break in January, that they would be very “robust” during this sitting, very little was unknown of their intention. While some had understood them as suggesting a more realistic and nationalistic approach to doing the “people’s business” this time, others found it a bit difficult to comprehend such “robustness” owing to their failure to commit themselves to similar vow made in January 2012 upon returning from their annual Legislative break.

 

The minister-designate et al must return to the ‘status quo’

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The minister-designate et al must return to the ‘status quo’

Since the issue (a draft Bill) dual citizenship was raised before the Legislature in early 2012 by a delegation of Liberians from the United States, very little has been heard on Capitol Hill about the request made by our compatriots-turned American citizens.  Inside sources at the Capitol have suggested to the New Dawn Liberia that the bill may perpetually remain in ‘Committee room’ until “Thy Kingdom Come” as the majority of the Legislators seem not to favor any deliberation by Plenary on the matter because of their strong opposition.  In actuality, dual citizenship is a status in which a person is concurrently regarded as a citizen under the laws of more than one state.

 

Extolling Sino-Liberia Relations Again

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Extolling Sino-Liberia Relations Again

In less than a decade now, Sino-Liberia relations continue to be characterized by tangible achievements. Even though at the core of such diplomatic relations is mutual respect, the developments which accompany such mutual respect only further cementing the ties. This is exactly what the current Sino-Liberia relations speak to, under the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Administration. While the relationship may be on the basis of reciprocity, the dividends accrue by Liberia from its diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China are even beyond praises. It is no secret that just less than a decade, the PRC has immensely contributed to the socioeconomic and infrastructure development of Liberia to include education and health.

 

Fast-Tracking Investigation in Western Liberia

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Fast-Tracking Investigation in Western Liberia

The Liberia News Agency or LINA recently reported illegal logging activities in the northwestern region of Liberia by some Sierra Leonean nationals. LINA pointed accusing fingers at a number of local government officials for abetting the illegal logging activities in Kongba District, Gbarpolu County, even though it did not name those involved.

 

The Health Crisis- only the president’s intervention

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The Health Crisis- only the president’s intervention

Public medical facilities throughout Liberia may continue to remain paralyzed due to the inability of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and Health workers to find the most minimum common ground in the ongoing crises between them. While authorities of the ministry continue to remain adamant to the minimum demands of the health workers before suspending their strike action, the health workers appeared very uncompromising- a crisis that may now be resulting in deteriorating conditions or near-death at the various hospitals and public centers across the country.

 
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