Local Group Criticizes National Budget

President George Weah’s 2018/19 national budget lacks pro-poor investment and could lead to the CDC-led government recording the biggest revenue shortfall in Liberia’s history, a group calling itself Center for Policy...

Liberia Gets $20m To Boost SMEs

The African Development Bank has approved US$ 20 million facility to boost lending to small and medium-sized enterprises in Liberia. The loan, approved by the Board of Directors of the Bank, is a trade finance...

Lassa Fever Deaths Climbing

Liberian authorities on Wednesday confirmed 22 deaths have been recorded across the country following the outbreak of Lassa fever since January. In a statement, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia said the West African...

Origin Of ExxonMobil’s Bribery Scandal

While the full content of the special presidential committee report relative to allegations of bribery and abuse of office beclouding ExxonMobil’s 2013 oil concession is being kept secret, New Democrat is publishing NOCAL’s Board...

LRA Staff Get Customs & Trade Facilitation Training

Twenty-One staff of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), including Customs Officers, and private sector partners working in the areas of logistics and supply chain management, have been awarded professional certificates in Customs and Trade...

GOL Deposits US$1m to Support Liberian Businesses

In fulfillment of President George Weah’s promise to ensure that Liberians do not remain spectators in their own economy, the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Tuesday deposited an initial...

House Wants Mining Moratorium Lifted

Plenary session of the House of Representatives Tuesday mandated its leadership to meet with President George Weah with the view to removing the moratorium on mining activities in Nimba County. The decision followed...

Will Weah Prosecute Ellen? – As ExxonMobil ‘Bribe Takers’ Face Action

A presidential probe into Global Witness’ allegations of bribery and abuse of office has been concluded and President George Weah is examining the report for unspecified actions against individuals and institutions that may have...

W/Africa, EU Boost Cocoa Farming in Liberia

Solidaridad West Africa and the European Union have launched the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme (LICSIP) on the campus of Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County. The event brought together over 400 smallholder cocoa...

Liberia Declares Health Emergency Over Lassa Fever Deaths

Liberia on Wednesday declared a health emergency following two confirmed deaths of Lassa fever in Margibi County. The two deaths occurred within one week, according to the Health Ministry The victims were a couple, aged 56...