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Israel arrests former terrorist leader, citing ‘serious’ current activities

. In addition to Zakaria Zubeidi, Shin Bet detains attorney Tarek Barghout, who the security service says was also involved in terrorist plots Zakaria Zubeidi, the local commander of Fatah’s military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, and other gunmen march along the streets of the West Bank town of Jenin on April 2, 2005. (Mohammed Ballas/AP Photo) Israeli security forces on Wednesday arrested Zakaria Zubeidi, a former Palestinian terrorist leader long sought by Israeli law enforcement, on suspicion that he was engaged in “serious and current terrorist activities,” the Shin Bet said. In addition to Zubeidi, Israeli forces also arrested the attorney Tarek Barghout on similar charges. “This morning, in a joint operation by the Shin Bet security service, Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police,…

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President Weah Amplifies Pro-Poor Agenda in Israel As He Cements Bilateral Relations

  President Weah speaks at the MASHAV, which is Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation Photo Credit: Executive Mansion Photo Tel Aviv, Israeli – The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, has been wooing a cross-section of business people and organizations in the State of Israel to Liberia’s diverse business opportunities, accentuating his determination to explore every available means that will pull the impoverished majority of Liberians out of poverty. The Liberian leader told Israel’s senior officials and business executives that his mission to cement relations with Liberia’s traditional allies, including the State of Israel, is aimed at actualizing his government’s Pro Poor Agenda for Development (PAPD) which seeks to give power to the people, create jobs and improve the economy and…

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House of Representatives Reviews CSDF’s Stand Alone Law

 Leroy M. Sonpon, III In an effort to ensure the effectiveness in the utilization of the County Development Fund (CDF) and the Social Development Fund (SDF) which are jointly known as the County Social Development Fund (CSDF), the House of Representatives is reviewing a proposed law to amend a portion of the budget law to be protected from constant changes on an annual basis. The draft law is named: “An Act to Establish a National County Social Development Fund (CSDF) or Stand Alone Law.” The stipulation of the CDF for each county is US$200,000 in the fiscal budget and the Social Development Fund (SDF) involves payments emanating from Concession Agreements. The House’s Plenary voted to send CSDF’s Stand Alone Law to the Joint Committee on…

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“Liberia  Will Not Accept unscrupulous business practices ,” – Commerce Minister  Tarpeh Vows

Commerce Minister Wilson K. Tarpeh The Minister of Commerce and Industry of Liberia, Professor Wilson K. Tarpeh, has vowed to ensure that Liberia does not become a dumpsite for elements who believe in unscrupulous business practices. Minister Tarpeh told a news conference at the Ministry’s conference room Wednedsay, January 30, 2019, that the Commerce Ministry will always be on the alert to ensure that the heath of Liberians is not endangered through harmful activities in the country’s business sector. Professor Tarpeh gave the assurance when the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health   formally released the outcome of a recent test done on a consignment of contaminated pig feet brought into Liberia by a local importer of frozen food items,…

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Halte Riverside Casino Construction Project,

 -Environmental Group Urged  Riverside  Management Steve Doito, Lead Campaigner An environmental advocacy group, Green Media Campaigners (GMC) which seeks to promote environmental action for green environment says it attention has been drawn to plans by the management of Riverside Casino to construct and operate gaming machines/casino to an unapproved location in Monrovia. Green Media Campaigners in a release issued over the weekend and under the signature of its Lead Campaigner, Mr. Steve Doito, says the intent of Riverside Casino management to erect and operate gaming machines/casino contravenes section 5.1.1.1 (b) and section 5.2.2 (c) of the Gaming Regulations set forth by the Liberia National Lottery Authority (NLA), headed by Mr. Martin S. Kollie, Executive Director. In its communication sent to NLA Boss and dated February…

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Boulevard Palace Hotel  a Reliable HOme Away from Home

The Exquisite Boulevard Palace Hotel  has been selected by the management of Business day online news as the most reliable and most hospitable  Hotel of the year 2018-2019 The hotel  earned this title following  a thorough  and countless number of questionnaires sent out to the  public  as to the hotel selection. Following the  inquiries it was established that  the Boulevard Palace was chosen among several Hotels for its   first class and durable  services Randal  to its many customers  The  Boulevard Palace Hotel  reflects the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort that defines  a well suited home away from home.  Voters of  Best Hotel of the 2018-2019  award are with the conviction that  The hotel is a  complete  realization of the designer’s long-held dream to bring…

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Boulevard Palace  Best Hotel of The year 2018-2019

    Boulevard Palace Hotel The Exquisite Boulevard Palace Hotel  has been selected by the management of Business day online news as the most reliable and most hospitable  Hotel of the year 2018-2019 The hotel  earned this title following  a thorough  and countless number of questionnaires sent out to the  public  as to the hotel selection. Following the  inquiries it was established that  the Boulevard Palace was chosen among several Hotels for its   first class and durable  services Randal  to its many customers  The  Boulevard Palace Hotel  reflects the pure elegance, simplicity and sophisticated comfort that defines  a well suited home away from home.  Voters of  Best Hotel of the 2018-2019  award are with the conviction that  The hotel is a  complete  realization of the…

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DR. LARRY BROPLEH  Back In GOV’T 

Monrovia, Liberia – A one time Information Minister in the former Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s government, Dr. Larry Bropleh has been appointed Special Envoy and Advisor to President George Manneh Weah, the Executive Mansion announced on Thursday. According to a two-paragraph press release from the presidency, Dr. Bropleh’s “appointment takes immediate effect.” Dr. Bropleh served as former President Sirleaf’s second Minister of Information Cultural Affairs and Tourism. After he left  the post in the wake of an alleged corruption scandal, which he was subsequently cleared by the Court, Bropleh later worked at the Lone Star Cell/MTM GSM company as a Corporate Communication Specialist. An ordained Methodist preacher, Dr. Bropleh later earned a Law degree from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia…

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President Weah Assures Sime Darby Management of Government’s Support

Monrovia, Liberia – Amid growing challenges some major Liberian concessionaires face, threatening insolvency and possible collapse, President George Manneh Weah has assured the biggest palm oil company in the country of his Government’s support and cooperation to ensure its return to better business. “We cannot afford to lose the opportunity of the continued stay of a major investment like Sime Darby in our economy,” the President said Wednesday, February 13, 2019 when he and other sector leaders met the management team of the company. My government is committed to doing everything possible to ensure that this investment stays here. It is sad to hear that you will invest and not make any profit. No company will like that. Your shareholders will not be happy. That is…

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World Bank  To Improve Liberia’s Health Sector

The World Bank Group (WBG)has committed its support to the Government of Liberia in improving the health sector through strengthening the capacity  of the country’s healthcare delivery system and the sustainable management of available resources. Speaking Wednesday at the opening of a three-day stakeholder’s consultation for desired Health outcomes at a local hotel in Paynesville, World Bank Liberia Country Manager Larisa Leshchenko stated that the workshop is intended to identify and subsequently address institutional constraints in order to achieve the desired outcomes in the healthcare delivery system. Leshchenko noted that it is true that Liberia is building and improving the healthcare infrastructure, including training of health workers, but indicated that health outcomes suggest that much needs to be done to improve the overall sector. “We…

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