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December, 2023


Pres. Weah Nominates  Musa Dean As Associate Justice of the Supreme Court

Monrovia, Liberia – The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah has nominated Cllr. Frank Musa Dean as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia. Dr. George Manneh Weah made the nomination on Tuesday, December 26, 2023. The nomination is subject to confirmation by the Honorable Liberian Senate. Once Confirmed, Cllr. Dean will replace His Honor, Cllr. Joseph N. Nagbe who resigned due to medical reasons. Who is MUsa Dean? Cllr. Dean is one of Liberia’s learned legal practitioners the founder and managing director of the DeanRead More

Liberia: Fuel Tanker Explosion Death Toll Hits 40 As Pres. Weah Expresses Sympathy

Monrovia, Liberia – His Excellency, Dr. George Manneh Weah has expressed his profoundest sympathy to the families of those who lost their lives in a major fire incident in the Central Liberian Town of Totota on Tuesday, December 26. President Weah said images of the tragedy are deeply disturbing and calls on the public to reach out to the affected families as the Liberia National Red Cross and other requisite institutions of government aid with recovery and treatment efforts. Liberia’s Chief Medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, has said so farRead More

Breaking News: National Disaster -As Fuel tanker blast in Totota causes deaths, injuries

At least dozens of people are feared dead after a fuel tanker exploded in Totota Bong County, killing a number of people and injuring several others. According to our correspondent Adolphus Dennis, the situation occurred in front of the Upper Room Church on the Totota Broad Street when the gas tanker fell. “The tanker fell and dozens of people rushed to the scene to collect the fuel. Sadly we saw a huge flame killing several people who had gone under the tanker to collect the petrol,” he told VoL viaRead More

LRA Staff Honor Deputy Commissioner Generals

Employees of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), led by the Management Information System Division (MISD) have paid tribute to and honored two eminent figures within the tax Authority for their exceptional contributions and high-quality leadership. Deputy Commissioner General for Technical Affairs (Acting Commissioner General) Gabriel Y. Montgomery and Deputy Commissioner General for Administrative Affairs, Samuel G. Bennett Jr., received a surprise accolade during the Authority’s year-end general staff meeting, recognizing their impactful leadership. The event, held at the LRA Headquarters in Paynesville on Friday, December 16, witnessed Assistant Commissioner ofRead More

Liberia Trains Diplomatic Officers

A delegation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Monrovia has commenced the training of Liberian diplomatic officers and staff at its Embassy in Accra, Ghana. Headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister for Administration, Thelma  Duncan-Sawyer, the eight-member delegation has been conducting a week-long training tagged ‘Performance Management System’ which is expected to be replicated to other Liberian foreign missions across Africa. A release from the Liberian Embassy in Accra says the training is under the Public Sector Modernization Program and is sponsored by the World Bank. During her introductoryRead More

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Team Kanubah in PUL Controversy

The Supreme Court of Liberia has ruled in favor of the National Campaign Management Team of Julius Kanubah in a case seeking to overturn a controversial mandate by Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe. In a verdict delivered on Tuesday, 19th December 2023, the Supreme Court ruled that Justice Nagbe was in error to have ordered the lifting of a Stay Order placed on all activities of the former administration of the Press Union of Liberia including a so–called induction of officers–elect. The Supreme Court found that in mandating the reversal ofRead More

Liberia: Executive Submits 2024 Draft Nat’l Budget To Legislature

The Executive branch of government through the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning- MFDP, has submitted to the House of Representatives- the Country’s Draft National Budget in the tune of US$625.57 million for fiscal year 2024. Deputy Finance Minister for Budget and Development Planning, Tanneh Geraldine Brunson, during the submission process Tuesday, December 19, 2023 added that of this amount, US$623.14 constituting 99.6 percent is projected as domestic revenue, while the amount of US$ 2.43 million, or 0.39 percent is projected to come from external resources. Deputy Minister Brunson addedRead More

The Health Impact of Mechanic Garages in Liberia: A Closer Look.

Environmental Zone and Climate View-Liberia *Introduction* Mechanic garages play a vital role in maintaining and repairing vehicles, contributing to the overall functioning of Liberia’s transportation sector. However, the operations of these garages can have significant health implications for both the workers and the surrounding communities. This article explores the health impact of mechanic garages in Liberia, shedding light on the potential risks and proposing measures to mitigate them. *Air Quality Concerns* One of the primary health concerns associated with mechanic garages is poor air quality. The use of fossil fuels,Read More

Environmental Zone and Climate View-Liberia

Episode 7: Title: The Impact of Hairdressing Salon Chemicals on Health in Liberia Introduction In Liberia, like many other countries, the beauty and hairdressing industry plays a significant role in shaping societal norms and individual self-esteem. However, the chemicals commonly used in hairdressing salons can have a profound impact on the health of both salon workers and clients. It is crucial to understand and address the potential health risks associated with these chemicals to ensure a safer and healthier environment for all. Common Chemicals Used in Hairdressing Salons Hairdressing salonsRead More

Liberia: State of Corruption Report 2023 Ranks Police As Most Corrupt

The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has launched its State of Corruption Report 2023, with more than 90 percent of the 728 survey respondents saying corruption is extremely high in Liberia. The State of Corruption Report 2023, according to CENTAL, is a comprehensive document that reveals the rate of corruption and what needs to be done to promote transparency and accountability in Liberia. During the presentation on Wednesday, Gerald Yeakula, CENTAL’s Program Manager, conveyed that a majority of respondents highlighted a high level of corruption, with policeRead More