RADIO MONROVIA BACK IN FULL SWING, After Relocation

first_imgThe Radio Monrovia 92.1 FM, which was off the airwaves for about four months due to its relocation, has finally reappeared in full swing with various educational, informative and entertaining programs aimed at maintaining peace and freedom of speech in the country.The owner of the radio station, Mr. Charles A. Snetter, made the disclosure yesterday, during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer in Monrovia.Mr. Snetter said their relocation from Newport Street in Monrovia to Oldroad, Sinkor near the Haywood Mission School was to find a new site for better coverage.He established the station in 1993, during the Interim Government of National Unity (IGNU) of Dr. Amos C. Sawyer, when the nation was in a civil crisis. According to him, the station at the time played its part by informing both the people of Liberia and international community about happenings in Liberia.                                                         He further mentioned that the   new site has given them a far better broadcast coverage   with a new construction of a 70-foot Broadcast Tower and a 6000 Kilowatt Transmitter.Mr. Snetter assured his station’s listeners that as soon as they add the central electrical system, the station will broadcast for 24 hours daily.Currently they are only broadcasting for 19 hours. He then commended their listeners and supporters for their gestures, which enable them (Radio Monrovia Family) to get back on air.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WatchTrump is threatening Iran with more sanctions — but whats left to

first_img Email Not even tanker attacks in the Middle East can boost price of oil June 24, 20198:00 AM EDT Filed under News Economy Trump is threatening Iran with more sanctions — but what’s left to target? Current sanctions have already sent the country spiralling into a deep recession Comment Twitter 3 Comments Oil climbs to a three-week high as Trump announces new sanctions against Iran Reddit Morecenter_img Facebook Saleha Mohsin and Ladane Nasseri Share this storyTrump is threatening Iran with more sanctions — but what’s left to target? Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Bloomberg News What to expect from oil prices after tougher U.S. sanctions against Iran Related Stories President Donald Trump is threatening Iran with additional sanctions on Monday, but there’s not much left for the U.S. to target because most of the Islamic Republic’s economy has been crippled by earlier penalties.The U.S. is already sanctioning significant sectors including oil, banks and steel, leaving smaller targets including certain exports and government officials. Trump could also hit Iran’s central bank with secondary sanctions, at the risk of hurting humanitarian trade.“The Trump administration has already hit most of Iran’s cash-earning exports and pushed the country into a deep recession this year,” said Peter Harrell, a fellow at the Center for New American Security, a Washington-based research group. “A lot of exports to Iran have dried up because of risk aversion and all the banking sanctions.” Oil climbs to a three-week high as Trump announces new sanctions against Iran Gold is still gaining today, bringing prices near the highest level since 2013 with bulls ‘back in control’ Russia says new U.S. sanctions on Iran are illegal Trump announced plans for major sanctions on Saturday, following his abrupt cancellation of planned air strikes against the Islamic Republic for shooting down a U.S. Navy drone on Thursday.More than 80 per cent of Iran’s economy is under sanction today, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday before heading to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to rally a front against Iran. The new sanctions “will be a further effort to ensure that their capacity not only to grow their economy but to evade sanctions becomes more and more difficult,” Pompeo said.Iran’s Foreign Ministry said the new penalties won’t force the country to negotiate or capitulate.“Are there any other sanctions left for the U.S. to impose on Iran?” ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Monday, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. The Trump administration “knows full well that if pressure and sanctions were the answer, they would have yielded results much earlier.”Iran’s navy chief warned earlier that other drones would be downed if U.S. intrusions into Iranian airspace continue. The U.S. says the aircraft was in international airspace.The U.S. has applied sanctions to nearly 1,000 Iranian entities, including banks, individuals, ships and aircraft. In May, the Trump administration prohibited the purchase of Iranian iron, steel, aluminum and copper.The U.S. has also revoked waivers that had allowed eight countries including India and China to import Iranian oil despite American sanctions. Trump seeks to drive Iranian oil exports to zero to force Tehran to abandon support for militant groups in the Middle East and renegotiate the 2015 nuclear accord the U.S. quit a year ago. Observed crude flows from Iran dropped to 190,000 barrels a day in the first half of June, less than 10 per cent of the volume shipped in early 2018.Forecasts from earlier this year show Iran’s GDP set to contract 6 per cent this year after declining 4 per cent in 2018.Exceptions to U.S. sanctions on Iranian oil sales will be made for humanitarian purchases such as for food and medicine, though it’s not clear how those would be determined or approved.The U.S. Treasury Department has also sanctioned Iran’s central bank governor and another senior official in the bank for allegedly providing support for terrorist activities.‘More Desperate’The moves so far haven’t been enough for at least one Republican lawmaker. Representative Michael McCaul of Texas, the top GOP member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Sunday egged on the Trump administration’s efforts.“We want them to be more desperate,” McCaul said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” news program. “We want them to have their economy crippled” so Iranian leaders will negotiate, he said.But with little left to sanction, added punishments would be mostly symbolic and “risk Iran escalating in retaliation,” Harrell said.Iranian authorities have already said new sanctions show that Trump’s call for negotiations — repeated over the weekend — was hollow. On Monday, President Hassan Rouhani’s adviser Hesameddin Ashena suggested the U.S. needs to offer incentives to Iran if it wants concessions.Bloomberg.com Join the conversation →last_img read more