First Lady Weah Welcomes Domestic Violence Bill Passage Into Law

The First Lady of Liberia, Mrs. Clar Marie Weah, has described as historic and landmark the passage of the Domestic Violence Act of 2014 which had been dusting on the shelf of the National Legislature for years.
She hailed members of the Liberian Senate and the House of Representatives for their collective actions that made the passage of the crucial Act possible, thus advancing to new levels the protection of women, girls, and children who are mostly victims of such domestic violence and other crimes in Liberia. Read more

U.S. Embassy React To COP

“The U.S. Embassy read with interest the statement of the Council of Patriots (COP) issued July 12 announcing their intent to stage a nationwide protest beginning July 24. While the U.S. Embassy supports the rights of citizens to lawfully apply to assemble or convey their views to elected officials, the intent to do so during the week of July 22 is misplaced. We commend the peaceful conduct of thousands of protestors who by their actions on June 7 conveyed they are interested in progress and national dialogue over aggression or demands. Read more

New World Bank Country Director For Liberia Arrives Today

The World Bank Country Director for Liberia, Mr. Pierre Frank Laporte, arrives in Liberia on Today, July 18, for a three-day official visit. During this visit, he will be exploring avenues to further deepen dialogue between the Bank and various Liberian stakeholders, as well as opportunities to promote growth and economic diversification. Mr. Laporte will visit project sites. Read more

Support Needed To Tackle ICC Shortcomings

Court Faces Internal, External Challenges on 21st Anniversary
(New York, July 16, 2019) – Member countries of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should renew their commitment on International Justice Day, July 17, 2019, to defend and strengthen this important justice institution, Human Right Watch said today. On July 17, 1998, 120 countries adopted the Rome Statute creating the ICC.
“Twenty-one years after its creation, the International Criminal Court is needed more than its founders ever imagined,” said Richard Dicker, international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “Despite the challenges the court is facing, its mandate and founding aspirations remain vitally important.” Read more

Senate Delegation Arrives In Beijing, China

-Meet With The NPC And CPPCC Officials
A high-level delegation from the Liberian Senate has arrived in Beijing for a five-day official visit at the invitation of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
According to a dispatch from the Liberian Embassy near Beijing, the delegation led by the President Pro-Tempore, Hon. Albert T Chie include Senators Jonathan L. Kaipay of Grand Bassa County and Francis S. Paye of Rivercess County. Read more

Supreme Court Reserves Ruling In VP Taylor, LMA Appeal Hearing

The Supreme Court of Liberia on Wednesday reserved ruling into an appeal hearing in the case involving the suspended leadership of Liberia Marketing Association (LMA) and Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor.
During the final hearing, VP Howard Taylor’s lawyer, Cllr Wesseh A. Wesseh, argued that the High Court should dismiss the lawsuit by the suspended officials seeking endorsement to reverse the Vice President’s decision in suspending officials of the LMA from their various positions. Read more

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