The sitting of the 54th Legislature was on March 5 abruptly adjoined in the Senate following the failure of that body to attain the two-third quorum required by Senate rules to carry on the business of ratifying or adopting the Senate’s agenda.
Controversy has erupted in the Senate over President George Weah’s recent groundbreaking of the RIA Highway Expansion Project. The project aims to convert the 45-km highway to the Roberts International Airport from a two-lane one to a four-lane highway.
Montserrado’s Senator Darius Dillon has announced that he is returning US$$12,000 of his four-month salary to the county.
Judge Cianeh Clinton Johnson has transferred the murder trial of Oliver Dillon from Criminal Court B to Margibi. Dillon is a brother of Montserrado’s Senator Darius Dillon and was coordinator of decentralization at the Ministry of Transport prior to his indictment in April 2019.
On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Judge Peter Gbenewelleh of Civil Law Court B dealt a major blow to the government in a case filed by the management of Punch FM 106.3, in which the government continues to deny the issuing the station’s operating license. The judge ruled in a declaratory judgment that the government must immediately issue Punch FM’s license.
In a historic and monumental move for the Liberian community in the United States, President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 into law. The law contains a key provision facilitating permanent residency for Liberians living in the U.S.
The importation and infusion of banknotes into circulation are routine activities of the Central Bank under its monetary authority. However, these mundane banking functions have come under intense scrutiny and triggered deep public sensitivities in the wake of recent scandals.
Judge Roosevelt Willie of Criminal Court A has transferred the murder trial involving defendant Oliver Dillon to Criminal Court B at the Temple of Justice.