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44th President Elect Barack Obama Makes History
Obama speaks as the first black president-elect, affirming that "change has come."
A Night of Nations Celebration at ACBFC
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LCA Honors Liberians in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex
Saturday November 28, 2013
The newly elected officers of the Liberian Community Association of the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex brought together Liberians in the Diaspora to honor them for their contributions to the community. Those honored included seniors, community and organizations leaders, past presidents of LCA, religious leaders, youths and Liberian business owners. According to the president elect Mr. Stanley Gaye, this was his administration way of reaching out to members of the community and showing appreciations to them for their committment to the Association and also to encourage Liberians to participate and support this new administration.
It was not too long ago that there was a vacuum of leadership in the community since the last administration term ended. According to information reaching us, no one wanted to step up to the plate and take over the helm of the association. Several meetings were called by the election commissioner and a fund raiser ....Full Story
Mr. Stanley Gaye
LCA-DFW President Elect
Presidents Sirleaf of Liberia, Obama of the United States and Kikwete of Tanzania.
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President Sirleaf Joins Scores of Other World Leaders, in Johannesburg, at State Memorial Service for Former South African President, Nelson Mandela
Tuesday, 10th December 2013
Johannesburg, South Africa - Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was on Tuesday among world leaders in attendance at the Memorial Service of South Africa's first anti-apartheid black leader, Nelson R. Mandela. The Liberian leader was accompanied by Dr. Amos Claudius Sawyer, former Interim President and eminent statesman
On the sidelines of the Memorial Service, President Sirleaf interacted with U.S. President Barrack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, and Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma, among others. -
THE United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to maintain an arms embargo on Liberia, a travel ban on named individuals, and an asset freeze against former Liberian president Charles Taylor, his key allies and associated companies.
But a resolution adopted by the council on Tuesday asks the committee monitoring sanctions to review all those subject to the asset
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to maintain an arms embargo on Liberia. Source: AAP
UN maintains Liberia sanctions
3 days ago December 11, 2013 9:51PM Story by: AAP
freeze within 90 days and determine whether they should still be subject to sanctions.
It also orders a review of all sanctions in six months "with a view to modifying or lifting all or part of the measures" depending on Liberia's progress toward disarming combatants, reforming its security sector, fully implementing a peace agreement, and maintaining stability throughout the country.
Liberia was battered by back-to-back civil wars from 1989 to 2003.
Liberia ranked second lowest in birth registry - UN official discloses
By Heritage (Monrovia)
MONROVIA - An official of the United Nations International Children Education Fund (UNICEF), has disclosed that Liberia is the second lowest behind Somalia in the world for child birth registration.
Mr. Sheldon Yett, who is the Special Representative of UNICEF to Liberia, said official data shows that only 4% of under-five children are registered in Liberia, the second lowest in the world after Somalia at 3%.
According to Mr. Yett, birth registration is more than a right.
The UN official was speaking at the launch of the universal birth registration and certification of children, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the UNICEF head offices in Mamba Point, Monrovia.
“Birth registration recognizes a child and his/her existence “. Birth registration is more than just a right. It’s about a child’s identity and existence,” said the UN official...Full story
Of the 2,301 candidates that applied for graduation at the University of Liberia’s (UL) 95th Commencement Convocation, only 1,316 were qualified; 985 applicants were disqualified.
According to statistics obtained by the Daily Observer from the office of UL Enrollment Management Wednesday, December 11th, 553 candidates applied for graduation
UL President, Dr. Emmet E. Dennis
UL Clears 1,316 for Graduation, 985 Dropped
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 01:27 admin By: C.Y. Kwanue
daily observer news liberia
from the Accounting Department. Of that number, 312 were cleared for graduation.
In the case of majors in Sociology, and Biology, 385, and 202 applied respectively, but only 292 and 74 were declared competent to graduate, while the rest were dropped due primarily to academic deficits.
In the Agronomy area, of the 23 candidates who applied, only two persons, following meticulous scrutiny of each of the candidates’ grade points, qualified.
“Those disqualified candidates reportedly failed to meet up with the required grade points, and so they were dropped from being part of the pending December 18 convocation,” a source told this paper...
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President Sirleaf Issues Executive Order No. 54, Temporarily Suspending Import Duty on Goods and Services, Tax on Commercial Transport Buses, and on Spare Parts for Transit Authority
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 54, temporarily suspending import tariff as well as goods and services tax on commercial public transport buses, operating for the commercial transportation of persons and goods.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Executive Order No. 54, signed by President Sirleaf on Friday, December 20, has ordered and directed that the Import Duty and Goods and Service Tax (GST) are suspended in full on all buses which are to be used for public commercial transport
President Sirleaf Issues Executive Order No. 53, Declaring Moratorium on Public Land Sales
Monday, 23rd December 2013
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 53 ordering a moratorium on public land sales and all transactions including the issuance of Tribal Certificates and Town Lot Certificates with immediate effect.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Executive Order No. 53, signed by President Sirleaf on Friday, December 20, further directs that the moratorium applies to individuals, government functionaries, local officials, traditional authorities, communities, groups, business and associations involved in public land transaction..Full Story.
President Sirleaf Pardons 10 Convicts; Shares Christmas Gifts with Hospitals and Communities in and around Monrovia 2013-12-24
Monrovia, Liberia - As part of holiday festivities, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has granted clemency to at least ten convicts serving their sentences at the Monrovia Central Prison and the Zwedru Palace of Correction.......Full Story
President Sirleaf Suspends Entire LIBTELCO Board, Pending Investigation into Their Violation of Public Procurement Act 2013-12-20
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has, with immediate effect, suspended the entire Board of the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO), including the Corporation’s Managing Director, pending the conclusion of an investigation, under the guidance of the Ministry of Justice, into their failure to adhere to the provisions of the Public Procurement Act in concluding a contract with a European company, Ketter Telecom (K3)..
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President of Liberia
President Sirleaf Suspends DMA, and Instructs Suspension of Comptroller at Ministry of Defense; Concurs with Suspension of Comptroller General Boom Wilson Thursday, 19th December 2013
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has suspended, with immediate effect, the Deputy Minister for Administration at the Ministry of National Defense, Mr. Joseph F. Johnson, in connection with a fraudulent transaction on petroleum products involving some officials of the Ministries of National Defense and Finance, and the DonKan Gas Station.
The President has also instructed the Minister of National Defense to suspend, with immediate effect, the Ministry’s Comptroller, Mr. Nyumah Dorkor.
Meanwhile, President Sirleaf has concurred with the suspension of the Comptroller/Accountant General of the Republic of Liberia, Mr. Boom Wilson, a Presidential appointee, pending a full investigation into circumstances surrounding a transaction with the DonKan Gas Station.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the suspensions will remain in place pending the conclusion of an ongoing investigation that will determine the next course of action.
Gerard Butler, the Hollywood actor, has visited Liberia lto see for himself the work of Scottish charity Mary's Meals.
Liberia - IMF Country Report 2013
Liberia: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Modification of a Performance Criteria
Publication Date: December 19, 2013
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Summary: KEY ISSUES Context: Real GDP growth is projected to remain robust at 8.1 percent in 2013, led by mining, construction, and services. Inflation should reach 8.5 percent in December (y/y) due to higher international food prices and recent exchange rate pressures. The baseline outlook is positive, with new mining projects and plantations due to start operations in the coming years. Downside risks stem from delays in public investment, and uncertainty linked to the weak external environment. Accelerating implementation of the authorities’ poverty reduction strategy, the Agenda for Transformation, and in particular road and energy projects, is key to boosting growth in the non-mining sector and reduce poverty. Policies: Fiscal policy focuses on scaling-up public investment while maintaining debt sustainability and strengthening project execution capacity. ..... Full Text
The Late Danny Crayton (D-Boy)
December 21, 2013
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Inauguration of President Stanley Gaye
"Today I stand before you NOT as a politician. Today I stand before you NOT as a dictator. Today I stand before you NOT as one who Knows-It-All. Today I stand before you NOT as one who intends to use this office as a stepping stone for political office in Liberia.
I stand before as your servant. I stand before you as your advocate. I stand before you as your colleague. I stand before you as president of the people of this community; president by the people of this community; and president for the people of this community. I come not with a selfish agenda. I come to join you in Working Collectively to Reinvigorate Our Community."
Bishop Nathan Kortu of New Life Fellowship Church administered oath to the President and Vice President
A. T. Max Davis & Maima Davis
led the Liberian styled Grand march