Liberia’s True Whig Party Getting Started

Staff Report Liberia’s oldest political party in the country, the True Whig Party has resolved its conflict with a sincere promise to work together as one body. Speaking at the press conference yesterday in Monrovia, the Immediate Past General Secretary and Executive Member of Liberia Council of Churches, Benjamin Lartey consented that members of the TWP have resolved their conflict. Mr. Lartey, an Executive member of the Inter-Religious Council of Liberia and the National Elections Commission (NEC) who was appointed to mediate in the True Whig Party conflict said on…

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James Debbah and Lone Stars Lost 3-1 in Bamako

Listener staff report Liberia home based national team, the Lone Stars lost 3-1 Monday evening to Guinea Syli Nationales, in the first leg match of the 2016 African Nations Championship qualifiers. The Lone Stars went down 2-0, before Dweh Allison scored for the home base Stars. “Guinea added a third in the dying minutes of the match, to finish 3-1,” said the Lib Football News. The game was delayed for 24 hours due to flight difficulties Liberia had earlier experienced in getting the team to Bamako Mali, where the game…

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Ebola: Liberia refuses to close borders as neighbors struggle

MONROVIA, LIBERIA / DAKAR, SENEGAL Of the three West African countries hardest-hit by the Ebola outbreak, Liberia is the only one to be rid of the virus completely. When World Health Organization made the announcement last month, Liberians greeted the news with prayer, song and celebration. But the virus has yet to be beaten in neighboring Guinea or Sierra Leone, where health officials announced this week two people had come down with the disease in the capital, Freetown. The virus’s endurance has people in Liberia worried. The three hardest-hit countries…

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Liberia’s Lavish NOCAL Travel Rumors

The Editor, Who give these bureaucrats (20 executives at NOCAL) immunity to steal from us with impunity? (Re: “Lavish NOCAL Travel Rumors Abound…”) The last time I checked, NOCAL was a state-owned enterprise! In other words, we the Liberian people own NOCAL. As owners (shareholders) of NOCAL, shouldn’t we have access to the minutes of their board meetings and audited financial statements? And shouldn’t we hold them accountable to spend our money wisely? If NOCAL’s CEO (Randolph McClain) and his board members want to take lavish trips, why can’t they…

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