VP Boakai being gowned by LAS ED Patricia Logan

VP Boakai Assures ‘Equal Opportunities’

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai Thursday, June 4, assured “equal opportunities for all Liberians,” after he was gowned members of Liberia Albino Society (LAS) at his Capitol Hill Offices.

The VP warned against marginalization of minority groups in society and pointed out that it is the responsibility of Government to ensure that every citizen is provided the chance to develop their capabilities to the fullest.

He said marginalization undermines peace and cohesion in society; “minorities are normal people and they form an integral part of the Liberian Society.”

Minister Addy addressing the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, warning perpetrators against insulting inspectors and circumventing rules

Commerce Minister Warns Against 'Unacceptable' Business Practices

Commerce and Industry Minister Axel Addy has warned business people against insulting commerce inspectors and has threatened to take drastic action against violators.
He issued the warning last Thursday, while addressing the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, that insulting inspectors while performing their duties is unacceptable.

Minister Addy said unruly acts of some businesspeople toward Commerce Inspectors have been recorded on video and audio, which is an affront to human rights.

Newly elected AfDB President Adesina (left) shaking hands with Board Chairman Mabri (right).

Kaberuka’s Successor Named

The Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has elected Akinwumi A. Adesina as the Bank’s eighth President, succeeding Dr. Donald Kaberuka, whose second term ends in August this year.
Adesina currently serves as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and will remain in that post until newly inducted President, Mohammedou Bohari names the minister's successor.

James Mulbah, William Reide Dennis, II and Peter Gbelia are the three Liberians out of 1000 finalists selected for the Tony Elemelu Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Program.

Three Liberians Selected For Elumelu’s Entrepreneurship Program

The Tony Elumelu Foundation has selected three Liberians for its Entrepreneurship Program. A dispatch from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria says the three Liberians form a part of the 1,000 entrepreneurs the Foundation selected out of 20,000 applications received.

Omega Insurance Pays Death Claims to Ebola Victims

Omega Insurance Company (OIC), one of has paid death insurance claims to beneficiaries of several of its clients who lost their lives to the Ebola virus in Liberia.
The gesture was carried out in Monrovia recently where families of clients who lost their lives to Ebola received various death claims.

In a statement issued to journalists in Monrovia, the company clarified that the claim settlements are not part of the company’s insurance coverage, especially death related cases such as the epidemic which could be treated as “Force Majeure.”


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