Montserrado Dist. #13, Sinoe By-Elections Ballot Papers Arrive

first_imgNEC Co-chairperson, Cllr. Sarah J. ToeAuthorities of the National Elections Commission (NEC) have said that all is set for the conduct of Montserrado Electoral District #13, and Sinoe County By-Elections, because ballot papers for the exercises have arrived in the country.The chairperson of the steering committee of the two by-elections, Cllr. Sarah Toe over the weekend made the disclosure at the Commission’s headquarters in Monrovia.“A total of 127,600 ballot papers for the two by-elections are currently in the country and under the protection of officers of the Liberia National Police,” Toe announced.She informed journalists that the ballot papers were printed in Ghana and transported via a chartered airplane to the Roberts International Airport (RIA).She said of the 127,600 ballot papers, 77,000 are for Montserrado Electoral District #13, while 57,600 are for Sinoe County Senatorial by-election.The vacancy in Montserrado District #13 was created following Representative Saah Hardy Joseph’s election to the Senate on August 31. Former Rep. Joseph, a stalwart of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), defeated six candidates in the senatorial race, while former Cuttington University President, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, defeated five other candidates in Bong County.The vacancies in Montserrado and Bong were created following the election of Senators George Weah and Jewel Howard Taylor (now President and Vice President, respectively).Sinoe County Senatorial vacancy became necessary when President Weah appointed Senator Joseph Nagbe to the Supreme Court Bench as one of the Associate Justices, following the retirement of Associate Justice Philip A.Z. Banks, because of age limitation, which is at 70 years for Judges.As provided for by law, the NEC was notified of the two vacancies by the offices of Senate Pro-Tempore Albert Chie and House Speaker Bhofal Chambers on August 23 and September 3, 2018.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Port Pacific Shredding tussle over land price

first_imgA property dispute between the Port of Vancouver and Pacific Coast Shredding has intensified, with the two parties landing in Clark County Superior Court even as they exchange pointed words over how each side is handling the matter.At issue is how much the port should pay the company, a port tenant since 1997, for acquiring a piece of its property to build a key segment of the port’s $275 million freight-rail expansion project.Neither party will discuss what’s been offered or counter-offered for the roughly 1.1 acres of the nearly 14 acres Pacific Coast Shredding leases from the port.Both sides have said they’d prefer to settle on a price rather than have a court decide it under eminent domain rules, and they are still talking. Those discussions will include a March 6 tour of the company’s site that port commissioners have agreed to takeChris Marr, a government affairs consultant for Pacific Coast Shredding, said the company wants to show commissioners that the operational and financial impacts of the port’s property acquisition are much bigger than they think. “If we can make the facts known out there,” Marr said, “that will allow the negotiation process to move forward.”last_img read more

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