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FROM BAD LABOR practices to allegations of overcharging Liberian businesses, APM Terminal has been in the news of late, for all the wrong reasons.
IN OCTOBER 2010, APM signed a 25‐year concession agreement for the operation of the Port of Monrovia in Liberia after it was named the preferred bidder for the port management and modernization project.
THE AGREEMENT for the port’s privatization resulted in the investment of $120 million USD in the facility over the course of the contract term.
AT THE TIME THE DEAL was consummated, APM declared that it had thoroughly investigated the needs of the Liberian market and was up to the task of serving the gateway into Liberia. Read more...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has announced a new base for the social media platform in Ghana, West Africa.
Lagos, NigeriaTwitter's announcement Monday that it will set up its first Africa base in Ghana, West Africa, has generated fierce debate among Nigerian users of the social media app, and reignited the never-ending rivalry between the two countries, known colloquially as the 'jollof wars.'
Many Nigerians believe that Twitter's decision is a snub to the continent's largest economy, which is seeing rapid growth and investment in its tech scene. Read more...
MONROVIA – Lofa County Senator-elect, J. Brownie Samukai, suffered another setback in his quest to take seat the Capitol when Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe ordered a prohibition on his certification as prayed for by the chairman of the Movement for Progressive Change.
Justice Nagbe stated that contrary to the Samukai’s argument, at no time did the Supreme Court order the National Elections Commission (NEC) to certificate Mr. Samukai, rather the initial instruction was for the NEC to announce the final result from the election. Read more...
Standoff between riot officers of the Liberia National Police and protesting port workers paralyzed normal activities at the Freeport of Monrovia on Monday, 03 May, affecting businesses.
The workers were hired by the Management of APM Terminals after the dismissal of some 42 employees. They are demanding a collective bargaining agreement with the company.
A Liberian businesswoman Kebbeh Collins, laments the impasse is affecting movement of containers out of the port and prolonged stay of goods in the port is making her and others to incur extra storage cost. Read more...
New York (CNN Business)Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the pair announced in a statement on their verified Twitter accounts.
"After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage," the statement reads.
Justice Ministry to make announcement on Cyber-Ed School shooting today.
When 14-year-old Precious Pearl Ireland died on April 13, as a result of a gunshot wound, her family was left with the scars of loss, grief and a burning desire for justice.
From the public glare, forgiveness did not seem as an option. As the quest for answers to burning questions ensued, regarding how and why, there was an apparent push for Jovanus Oliver Turay, 16, who shot precious, to be charged as an adult by the state and not as a juvenile. Read more...
Nigeria will ban entry to non-Nigerian passengers who travelled to India, Brazil, and Turkey in the last two weeks because of concerns over the rapid spread of coronavirus in those three nations.
The travel ban announced on Sunday does not apply to passengers who transited through those countries, Nigeria’s presidential steering committee on COVID-19 said in a statement. Read more...