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2015-11-27 Liberian Timber Wars Pit Poverty-Stricken Communities Against Secretive Big Loggers Given an Opening By the Government
[New Republic] Equally important, more than half of Liberia's population resides in rural, wooded areas, generally living in sustenance-based economies. For these people, the forests serve as watersheds and provide building supplies, medicine and shelter for game animals.

2015-11-27 Monrovia Tense
[New Republic] Monrovia is, from all indications, getting tense in the wake of recent unfolding developments Liberians are either angry, worry or frustrated over. Residents of Monrovia and parts adjacent are as of now enduring tension-brewing happenings ranging from the ongoing demolition of structures by the beautification taskforce, the resurgence of Ebola, prevailing economic conditions, unstable prices of commodities on the market, armed robberies, ritualistic killing, unstable transport fairs, national and city poli

2015-11-27 'I Am Still Young but All the Sorrow Made My Soul Grow Too Old.'
[IFRC] Before Ebola reached her home town, Yonkor Gayflor was like any other young Liberian. She was quite recently married, attended school, and had big plans for the future.

2015-11-27 Liberia's Maritime Authority Program Ends in Fiasco
[FrontPageAfrica] In 2012, it was reported that major achievements were made in line with the overall strategic direction of the Liberia Maritime Authority (LMA) in line with President Sirleaf's vision of "Building a Maritime Nation" which has become working theme for the authority. But perhaps the greatest accomplishment that year was the reopening of the Liberia Marine Training Institute (LMTI) after 22 years of closure due to the civil war.

2015-11-27 NEC Qualifies 10 Candidates for Lofa County By-Election
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The National Elections Commission (NEC) has qualified ten (10) candidates to contest the December 29, 2015 Representative By-Election in Electoral District #2 Lofa County. The list of qualified candidates was released at a press conference held by the Commission in Monrovia Monday, November 23, 2015 in line with the key dates of the By-Election. The Chairman of the Commission, Cllr. Jerome Korkoya said the candidates comprise eight political parties and two independent candidates. Two females are among the

2015-11-27 We Need a Modern Transport System - Buses, Trains
[Observer] The mere mention of this suggestion may surely make people scream. Where will the money come from? "Farfetched!" some will say.

2015-11-27 Where Is LRA Boss?
[Observer] A day after the Supreme Court ordered the immediate arrest and imprisonment of the Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Madam Elfreida Stewart-Tamba, her whereabouts remain unknown, court officials said.

2015-11-27 Seven Undergo Investigation for Allegedly Stealing From CICO
[NEWS] Police in Kakata Margibi County are currently investigating seven persons for allegedly stealing over 50 aluminum road safety sign posts.

2015-11-27 British Govt to Invest iin Health Sector
[NEWS] The British Ambassador to Liberia David Belgrove has disclosed that his government will provide US$10 million to help strengthen the health sector of Liberia.

2015-11-27 EU Supports Government to Curb Gender Based Violence
[FrontPageAfrica] In observance of this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence in Liberia, European Union Ambassador to Liberia, Tiina Intelmann, welcomed the Government of Liberia's efforts to curb violence against women.

2015-11-27 The Importance of the Proposed Land Rights Act to Liberia's Land Reform Agenda (part I)
[Observer] A number of things are happening in Liberia, including policy and law reform aimed at driving the development agenda of the country.

2015-11-27 Aminata Confesses to LRA Investigators
[Heritage] The management of Aminata & Sons has officially acknowledged that the 2,000 gallons intended for the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) was diverted to its Kakata retail service station.

2015-11-27 Ellen's Caveat - We Are Coming After You and That There...
[Heritage] "For those who have chosen the path to commit murder and armed robberies - let the word go forth that we are coming after you and that there would be no place for you - once caught - the full weight of the law will take its course," these were the strong words of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf when she spoke against acts of lawlessness and criminality in the country.

2015-11-27 U.S.$1.5 Million Storages Fees 'Choked' Aminata
[Heritage] Reliable sources close to the authorities of the Liberia Petroleum and Refinery Company (LPRC) on Thursday, November 26 revealed that Aminata & Sons , one of the leading petroleum dealers in country, 'owes' the LPRC US$1.5m in accumulated storage fees.

2015-11-27 Regional Consultation Workshops for Four Counties
[New Dawn] Four regional consultation workshops, under the auspices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, are underway in Lofa Bridge, Gbarpolu County, Ganta, Nimba County, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County and Zwedru in Grand Gedeh up to February 2016.

2015-11-27 Remain's Vigilant Against Ebola
[New Dawn] A local businessman in Cinta Township, Margibi County has urged security personnel manning check points across the country to thoroughly screen vehicles traveling from one destination to another for sick people, including temperature check for passengers and drivers to avoid the new cases of Ebola from spreading.

2015-11-26 Liberian Medical Professionals Take Protective Ebola Vaccine
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In an effort to give reassurance that the VSV vaccine is safe and protective, five senior Liberian medical professionals Wednesday took the vaccine at the John. F. Kennedy medical center in Monrovia. The preventive vaccine is being administered by the Liberia-US Clinical Research Partnership, PREVAIL on behalf of the Liberian government in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF and other partners.

2015-11-27 Liberia, Partners Commence World Aids Day
[FrontPageAfrica] HIV & AIDS continue to post serious threat to development in Liberia and the global community; therefore collective effort is required stop the further spread of the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Despite recent improvement in access to antiretroviral treatment and care in many regions of the world, serious challenges including stigma and discrimination, denial of one's positive status, low level of domestic support among others continue to undermine national response to HIV and AIDS- National AIDS Commission

2015-11-27 Parker's Co-Defendant Flomo On the Run?
[Observer] Deneah M. Flomo, one of three persons indicted in July in the alleged corruption engulfing the National Port Authority (NPA), has remained at large and has given no sign that he plans to surrender to face charges of economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy and theft of property.

2015-11-26 U.S.$1 Million Ebola Money Chokes
[NEWS] When thousands of Liberians were losing their lives to the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, financial assistance from international donors to contain or eradicate the spread of the disease were allegedly siphoned by executives of the Liberia National Red Cross, including its President Mr. Emmanuel O. Kparh.

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