Business 

Liberian Central Bank Announced Stimulus

By George Kennedy The Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) has announced a major financial sector stimulus reducing interest rates on existing stimuli with banks for Liberian businesses and paying off the outstanding loan obligations of all private schools, from kindergarten through high school. According to the CBL, the commercial banks have already provided the CBL with the list of schools and the amounts involved. In a special statement on the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) on the economy on yesterday, CBL Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones said…

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Gambian coup attempt foiled say officials

(Reuters) – Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh said he was returning home from Chad late on Tuesday, after gunfire erupted around the presidential palace in the Gambian capital of Banjul last night. The government denied reports of an attempted coup, but a diplomat said unknown gunmen had attacked Gambia’s State House. Although shooting had died down, a senior West African diplomat told Reuters gunmen controlled parts of the capital on Tuesday afternoon. Jammeh was abroad, either in France or Dubai, when the violence broke out. Callers on opposition online radio stations…

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Minister says President Sirleaf not unpopular after son loss

By Wilfred Gortor MONROVIA (LINA)-The Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson, has clarified that President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is not unpopular, as is being speculated in the media. He said President Sirleaf is rather a true champion of Liberia’s democracy as evidenced by the fact that her regime continues to exhibit respect for human rights and uphold genuine civil liberties. Deputy Minister Jackson made the clarification at the Ministry of Information daily Ebola press conference held at the ministry in Monrovia Wednesday. Jackson’s statement came days after the…

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Liberia sees surge in new Ebola cases in border county

MONROVIA – An outbreak of Ebola cases in a western Liberia county threatens the country’s goal of recording no new cases of the disease by the end of the year. From Dec. 1 to 25, some 49 cases of Ebola were reported in Grand Cape Mount County. This included 27 confirmed cases, nine probable and 13 suspected, said Tolbert Nyensuwah, assistant minister for preventive services and the head of Liberia’s Ebola response. The government had set a Dec 31 target for recording no new Ebola infections. The Grand Cape Mount…

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News 

Liberia’s Senator elect George Weah have no legislative agenda

George Weah Have No Political Platform Reports Say… Liberian Listener Staff Report Reports say leading Liberian Senator elect George Weah is yet to tell his constituents what he intends to accomplish when he gets to his new senate office on Capitol Hill in Monrovia. While campaigning for a senatorial seat George Weah made no policy speeches, nor said where he stood on vexing issues that currently beset the Ebola stricken Western African country. George Weah put no political platform forward, and his constituents are really not sure, what the former…

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News 

Liberia final senatorial results announced

Liberian parties fail to secure seats to control Senate None of Liberia’s more than 28 political parties won enough seats in the country’s Senate during the December 20 election to control this Senate, Liberia’s election body said Saturday. It said the ruling Unity Party won only four Senate seats, whereas the opposition Congress for Democratic Change Party won two seats. Three more seats were won by independent candidates, the election commission said during a press conference in capital Monrovia. It noted that the remaining seven seats of the Senate (the…

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Liberian Ebola cases increase in Grand Gedeh County

Grand Gedeh Records Increase In Number Of Patients At Health Facilities By Chris Nyenapee ZWEDRU, (LINA) –The Grand Gedeh office of the Ministry of Health (MOH) has reported a dramatic increase in the intake of patients at health facilities across the county. Making the disclosure to the Liberia News Agency recently in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County MOH Chief Administrator Mrs. Eugenia Huntington, attributed the increase in the number of patients at medical facilities to the rapid decline in the number of new Ebola cases. Huntington pointed out that during the…

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Sports 

Five coaches Liberian Lone Stars could shortlist

By: Hawa Wesseh Liberia FA and Musa Bility recently appointed new set of coaches for the Lone Stars. The appointment was met with dis-pleasures in certain quarters. Here also are five coaches that could turn the Liberian national team fortunes around. Africans FAs have a bias [these long years] for European coaches, sorry to disappoint you: There are two Nigerians on this list, one Ghanian, one American, and one South Korean. The prestigious Liberian Lone Stars position was not subject to application critics say, the coaches were randomly selected, therefore…

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Politics Sports 

Liberia Lone Stars In Trouble Musa Bility Must Resign

“Musa Bility is bereft of ideas and the record is there to prove it…” By Hawa Wesseh The appointment of James Salinsa Debah as Liberia’s Lone Stars coach shows yet again that Musa Bility, the failed Liberian Football Association and its president has no direction at a time when most countries within the region are making progress and retooling to move their football programs forward. Matter of fact while Musa Bility was chasing James Salinsa Debah, James Kwesi Appiah was in Sudan signing for a first division club that are…

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Senatorial Provisional results: Robert Sirleaf Concedes defeat

Liberian Listener Staff Report MONROVIA—With the National Elections Commission [NEC], yet to officially declare winners in the just concluded senatorial nationwide poll, Robert Sirleaf, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf son who ran as an independent have conceded defeat to rival, ex soccer star George Weah, whose lead observers say is unbeatable and will be elected. Appearing on a recent talk show in Monrovia, Sirleaf told his audience “the outcome of the election is the will of the people of Montserrado County,” and thereby, he had no option but to congratulate his…

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