The legislature failed to convened a joint session on Thursday as suggested by Pres. George Weah when he delivered his address to the country on Wednesday announcing a state of emergency to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in Liberia.
Montserradoâ€™s Sen. Darius Dillon is recommending the government to institute stringent measures for the safety and wellbeing of citizens, in the midst of the increasing number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.
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 Senateâ€™s agenda.
Controversy has erupted in the Senate over President George Weahâ€™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.
Montserradoâ€™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 Montserradoâ€™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 stationâ€™s operating license. The judge ruled in a declaratory judgment that the government must immediately issue Punch FMâ€™s license. Â
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.