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Court Rules In Senate Favor

The Supreme Court of Liberia has handed down ruling in favor of the Liberian Senate in the case involving Senator Oscar Cooper of Margibi County verses the Government of Liberia and the Liberian Senate. The court decision followed a conference between His Honor Kabineh M. Ja’neh, Associate Justice in Chamber, the Liberian Senate and the Liberia International Ship and Corporate Registry over the recent ratification of a deal between the government and LISCR. The Supreme Court’s action came as a result of a writ of prohibition filed to the Court…

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Liberian Senate Wants Forensic Audit For Collapsed Nocal

Monrovia (AFP) – Liberia’s Senate ordered Wednesday a “forensic” audit of the bankrupt state oil company and vowed to punish anyone found to have negligently handled its finances. The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) laid off its entire staff — including the board — in August as falling oil prices hitting the sector hard. NOCAL said it could no longer afford the “administrative and operational bills” for managers and low-level workers alike, and would later rehire for a downsized operation. Some 200 people lost their jobs, a source at…

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Liberian Senator Varney Sherman Calls For Forensic Audit At NOCAL

By Wilfred Gortor MONROVIA, (LINA)—Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney Sherman has recommended a forensic audit at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) dating back to the signing of the company’s Production Sharing Contract (PSC) by the National Legislature in 2010. The recommendation was one of several made during the Senate’s second day Extraordinary Sitting of the Fourth Session of the 53rd Legislature at the Capitol Building Tuesday. Sherman said the audit will authenticate and determine what led to the financial crisis that nearly sent the oil company to…

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Liberian Senate Ordered Audit Over US$10m RIA Fund

MONROVIA, LINA—The Liberian Senate Tuesday mandated its Public Accounts and Transport Committees to probe the Ministry of Transport over the alleged abandonment of the Roberts International Airport (RIA) runway. The decision stemmed from a communication dated March 4 from Senators Geraldine Doe-Sheriff, Dallas Gueh and Henry Yallah of Montserrado, River Cess and Bong Counties respectively. According to the letter, the senators want the ministry to account for the US$10million appropriated in the 2013/2014 national budget to refurbish the RIA runway. “As we might be aware, since the allocation of the…

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Senator George Weah what will you do on Capitol Hill?

The Editor, No one is surprised that Senator elect, George Weah won massively in Monrovia and especially Montserrado County: With huge youthful populations in Soniewehn, PHP, West Point, Claratown, New Krutown and the densely populated Bushrod Island, his election was a shoe in! See National Election [NEC] results for 2005, 2011, 2014, in which the CDC took Montserrado! The last I checked, these were the same folks who elected puny officeholders like Reps Edwin Snowe, Edward Forh and Alomiza Ennos, and MANY of our underachieving legislators. But the questions is:…

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2014 Race: Can Weah the Kingmaker Make Himself Monsterrad​o County Next Senator?”

Mr. Editor, Please publish this open letter to the President Pro Temp of the Liberian Senate: Gbehzohngar Findley Liberian Senate Monrovia, Liberia Mr. President Pro Temp: I found out that in the last fiscal year (2012/2013), you and your colleagues appropriated US$5 million for “peace and reconciliation”, and this fiscal year (2013/2014), you guys budgeted another US$2 million for “peace and reconciliation”!  But the Reconciliation Commission have yet to give us any indication how the US$5 million was spent!  Is that how you do business with the people’s money? When will…

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