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Alternative National Congress Wants Pension Bill Veto

MONROVIA—The Alternative National Congress of Liberia (ANC) has called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to veto a bill being considered by the Legislature to provide pension packages of 50% of the salaries and benefits to top elected officials. The ANC has also called on all well-meaning members of the Legislature to oppose and ensure the defeat of the retirement package bill reportedly being considered by law makers. The party has encouraged other political parties and civil society groups to join in the denunciation of the bill. According to an article…

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Tributes 

Tribute: Amos sawyer a distinguished African Statesman

By Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei, Today June 15, 2015 marks the seventieth birth anniversary of Prof. Amos Sawyer, a man who has for over forty years played a leading role of a scholar, activist, leader, and mediator in Africa’s most troubling and sometimes complicated political crises. Sawyer was born on June 15, 1945 in Sinoe County in Southeastern Liberia to a lower-middle class family. His parents meant well for the family and wanted to change the social status of the next generation of the family, thus they strove for young Sawyer…

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Sports 

Liberia Vs. Togo: Lone Stars Lost in Lome 2-1

Liberian Listener Staff Report The Lone Stars of Liberia failed to hold on to its lead when the Sparrow Hawks of Togo came from behind on Sunday in the Afcons qualifier to spoil the party, when Emmanuel Adebayo double Togo’s lead in an 87th minute strike, as the home side snatched a 2-1 win from the jaws of the stars at the Stade de Kégué in Lome. The Liberian defense and midfield broke down with five minutes to go including injury time, by failing to salvage a 1-1 draw, when…

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German Entrepreneur Assures Effective Mt. Coffee Hydro

MONROVIA,(LINA)—The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VOITH Holding, Dr. Hubert Lienhard says the company is prepared to work with the Liberian Government in ensuring that the Mount Coffee Hydro Plant is operational in an effective and sustainable way. Dr. Lienhard said energy and power supply is an essential component of propelling growth and the most reliable and stable source for any industrial sector as well as a fundamental pre-requisite for investments and improving the standard of the people. Welcoming Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and delegation to the…

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Sports 

Five Reasons Why Coach Debbah Needs Skipper Anthony Laffor

Lone Stars Coach Debbah Must keep Anthony Laffor As Captain Anthony Laffor pic: bbc.co.uk By Ralph Geeplay 1. Liberia Lone Stars manager James Salinsa Debbah have already announced his era is here. How long he will stay at the helm as coach though, is another matter that remains to be seen, but he has come in with a bang and in doing so have left out the bulk of the players that anchored the team for the past eight or more years. Key players Dioh Williams, Patrick Wleh and most…

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United States Brigade completes Ebola mission in Liberia

Press Release United States Army FORT HOOD, Texas (June 9, 2015) — The headquarters of the 48th Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear, or CBRN, Brigade recently returned to Fort Hood, Texas, following a successful deployment to West Africa in support of Operation Unified Assistance. In March, the brigade replaced the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Liberia as the joint task force headquarters for the operation, the U.S.-led effort to contain the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. The 48th CBRN Brigade is assigned to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland-based 20th Chemical,…

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News 

Pres. Sirleaf Describes G-7 Summit As Successful

MONROVIA, June 10 (LINA) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said the just-ended 41st G-7 Summit held in Schloss Elmau, Germany was “successful”. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the statement when she addressed journalists at the Roberts International Airport late Tuesday evening upon her return to the country from participating in the Summit. The Chief Executive said government is committed to fighting poverty and creating opportunities and equity for all Liberians. She also said her Administration will continue to attract partners who are generously interested…

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Sports 

Lone Stars: George Weah Jr. The Journeyman

By Rodney Sieh MONROVIA – Liberia has had a lot of prospects who have taken up other nationalities when it seemed they could have made it to the big stage. But when things did not go according to plan as their stocks fell, returning to the reality of playing for their homeland became the only other option. After scoring 20 goals in 92 appearances for Fulham FC in the English Premiere League, and appearing for the Dutch Under-21 squad which won the 2006 European Championship in Portugal, Collins John’s stock…

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Politics Sports 

Like FIFA’s Sepp Blater: LFA’s Musa Bility must be investigated

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Public corruption is a huge problem in Liberia, even in Liberian football. The Liberian Football Association (LFA), which is a part of the Liberian political, cultural and social landscape, is no exception regarding the issue of rampant corruption that enveloped the entire country over the years. Liberians (God, bless their forgiving, loving and tolerant hearts), in the midst of enormous suffering are aware of corruption and the gross inequality they’ve encountered and experienced in their own country. Liberians are also aware of the endless stories of corruption…

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Business 

Africa officials say trade deal ready for signing

Sharm el Sheikh (Egypt) (AFP) – Senior African officials negotiating a trade deal in Egypt to create a common market across half the continent said Monday the pact was ready to be signed. The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) spanning 26 countries is to be launched at a summit of heads of state and government on Wednesday in the Red Sea resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh. The pact aims to set up a common framework for tariff preferences that would ease the movement of goods across the area’s member countries.…

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