Liberia

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[New Republic] The Circuit court in Sanniquellie, Nimba County has handed down its verdict in favor of Liberia Tree and Tree Company(LTTC) and its Chief Executive Officer, Hon. Ricks Toweh, former lawmaker of district number six of Nimba.LTTC is a legal logging company that has been operating in the Doru Chiefdom for some time now.

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[Govt of Liberia] His Excellency President George Manneh Weah has greeted the death of a Special Agent of Executive Protection Service, Franklin Larblah, with shock, describing it totally heartbroken.

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[Observer] Family of murdered Steve Paul seeks President Weah's intervention as "the best guarantee against a compromised police that have resolved to sweep the case under the carpet."

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[Observer] There is a growing confusion among school administrations in Nimba County regarding the replacement of the county suspended Chief Education Officer (CEO). When authorities at the Ministry of Education (MoE) suspended Mr. Dologbay, they did not name anyone to act, thus leaving the entire county in confusion.

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[Observer] President George Weah has greeted with dismay the death of a special agent of the Executive Protection Service (EPS), Franklin Larblah, describing it as "totally heartbroken," a release has said.

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[Observer] Looking back into history, when Charles Taylor, then rebel leader of the National Patriotic Front (NPFL), entered Monrovia in 1997, his convoy was swarmed by thousands of cheering supporters who thronged the streets joyously celebrating the arrival of the individual who some of his supporters called the "long awaited one". And the nation anxiously settled in looking forward with great hopes of prosperity to come.

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[Observer] On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, a local NGO in the forest sector, Partners in Development (PADEV), conducted a one-day orientation for its community engagement officers (CEOs), who the entity would send in the field for a 15-month Forestry Development Authority (FDA) Project which PADEV is implementing.

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[Observer] The revenue generation arm of the government may likely experience an unprecedented collapse if plans by employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) to stage a go-slow action against the recently introduced "salary harmonization," which they say will badly affect their income, goes into effect.

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[New Dawn] Hundreds of public school teachers from the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) in Montserrado County who overwhelmed premises of GN Bank Liberia Limited on Broad Street in Monrovia to receive two months' salary arrears, are rejecting mutilated Liberian banknotes disbursed by the bank.

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[New Dawn] Several private schools in Monrovia have condemned recent protest in Monrovia by students of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) which resulted to violence and injuries.Four private schools in Monrovia suffered attack by protesting public school students, who took to the streets in solidarity with their instructors after they boycotted class in demand of salary arrears from government.

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[New Dawn] The Chief Economist at the World Bank Liberia Office Mr. Daniel K. Boakye calls on Sub-Saharan countries to invest more in education to help in reduction or ending poverty."Far too many children don't have basic literacy skills; the new analysis undertaken by the World Bank and UNESCO shows that 52 percent of children at or near the end of primary school age cannot read," he notes.

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[New Dawn] Bong -Police in Gbarnga,Bong County have arrested three alleged armed robbers who on Monday night allegedly killed a man identified as Sekou Swaray.Eyewitnesses told our Bong County correspondent following the incident that victim Swaray, a local gasoline seller in Gbarnga, was at his business center on Monday at 8:45pm when the alleged group of armed robbers entered the business center and held him under gun-point.According to eyewitnesses, the alleged armed robbers asked Swaray to turn over to them, money gene

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[New Dawn] Save the Children International (SCI) Liberia Office condemns attacks on students during the recent protest in Monrovia by students of the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS), leaving several persons wounded.

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[New Dawn] The National Elections Commission (NEC) on Thursday October 17, 2019 launched its Strategic Plan for the next six years, running from 2018-2024.Similar to the 2012-2018 NEC Strategic Plan, the 2018-2024 plan hinges on five pillars; Legal Framework, Electoral Stakeholders Engagement, Public Information, Institutional Strengthening, and Election Operations.

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[New Republic] Liberia's longer serving Defense Minister, under the regime of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, is expected to appear in court Thursday for corruption charges.

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[New Republic] Deputy Agriculture Minister for Planning and Development has assured international partners that government prioritizes agriculture within the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).

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[New Republic] President George M. Weah has signed into law the amended Petroleum Act of 2019.After consultations and in keeping with international and regional practices, the amended law gives rise to executive allocation of blocks to the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and increment in the block size from 2,000 sq.km to not exceed 3,500 sq.k

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[Observer] The Last Well, an American nonprofit organization based in Rockwall, Texas, in partnership with the office of Montserrado County Senator Saah Joseph, on Friday, October 11, 2019, commenced the County 2020 Water Project.

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[Observer] The Committee to Help Save the Government Hospital in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, has raised over US$4,872 and L$2,621,355 to help save the hospital from its present stage which lacks essential drugs and other facilities."