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2015-07-03 No Information Yet on Source of New Ebola Infection - Official
[Heritage] The Head of the Incident Management System at the Ministry of Health Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah says no findings have been established about how the 17-year-old school boy contracted the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that led to his death in Margibi County, and leaving two other confirmed cases in ETU .

2015-07-03 Protesting Students Block Presidential Motorcade
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday received one of the shocks of her presidency Thursday when students physically blocked the Presidential convoy, lying on the floor in front of the motorcade.

2015-07-03 Ebola - As Virus Resurfaces, Unicef Teams and Supplies Arrive in Affected Areas
[UN News] In a speedy response to Liberia's first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations.

2015-07-03 Unprecedented Abandonment Engulfs Logan Town - Mombo Town U.S.$1.9 M Road Project
[New Republic] Investigation conducted by a team of journalists on the Logan Town - Mombo Town Project has revealed an unprecedented abandonment of a US$1.9 million-government funded road project by an Ivorian road construction company named, Koman Enterprises (SEK Liberia).

2015-07-03 Students Besieged President's Convoy
[New Dawn] A multitude of protesting students besieged the Presidential Convoy outside the Monrovia City Hall in Monrovia, while departing from a function Thursday.

2015-07-03 One Year Left for Unmil
[New Dawn] A year from, Liberia is expected assume responsibility for all aspects of its own security - taking over the residual tasks still performed by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

2015-07-03 Honorable Shunned - EJS Spurns Lawmakers Summon Request
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday failed to honor a request from plenary of the House of Representatives to appear before that body to give reason for what the lawmakers described as continuous disrespect from some officials of the Executive Branch of Government. In response to the Lawmakers citation President Sirleaf in a communication to that body on Thursday, July 2, 2015 acknowledged receipt of their communication of July 1, 2015 and requested a meeting between the leadership of the House of Rep

2015-07-03 Salary Hike for Liberian Ministers - With Board Fees Included
[FrontPageAfrica] The Government of Liberia (GoL) is implementing a Pay Reform Policy that increases the salaries of Cabinet Ministers to US$7,800, July 1, 2015. The previous cabinet salary was US$6,000. The new GoL Policy, crafted by the Civil Service Agency under the leadership of former CSA Director General and now Education Minister George Werner slashes the compensation of State Owned Enterprises, Autonomous Commissions and Agencies (SOEs) heads and their deputies by between 40 percent to 60 percent.

2015-07-03 'A Year to Get It Together' - Departing Unmil Chief On Security
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -One year from today, Liberia is to have assumed responsibility for all aspects of its own security, taking over the residual tasks still performed by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). "The Security Council's decisions to resume the UNMIL drawdown and set 30 June 2016 as the deadline for security transition demonstrates the progress Liberia has made in 12 years of peace," said Karin Landgren, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Coordinator of United Nations Operations

2015-07-03 Ex-ETU Workers Demand Six-Month Pay
[Inquirer] More than hundred former Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) workers yesterday stormed the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Congo Town; Paynesville in demand of arrears allegedly owed them by the Government of Liberia (GOL). According to a former ETU worker only identified as Samson, the GOL promised to pay risk benefits twice within the past six months but government had reneged on its promise to the health workers.

2015-07-03 Firestone Urged to Uphold Decent Work Bill
[LINA] The Management of Firestone Natural Rubber Company has been urged to adhere to the Decent Work Bill recently signed into law.

2015-07-03 Govt Owes Margibi U.S.$3.5 Million
[New Republic] The Superintendent of Margibi County, John Buway calls on central government to pay the county's money it owes.

2015-07-03 BIN Commander Arrested At Bo Waterside With Drugs
[New Dawn] The Drugs Enforcement Agency or DEA with support from the Joint Security Apparatus at the Klay check point in Bomi County has arrested and detained theBureau of Immigration and Naturalization commander assigned at Bo-water side in Grand Cape Mount County for being in possession of ten kilo grams of comprised high grade marijuana.

2015-07-03 Liberians Must See New Duport Road Park As Green Symbol
[LINA] Former Commerce Minister Miatta Beysolow has expressed the hope that the newly-dedicated Duport Road Park will inspire Liberians to take the initiative to create more green places in and around their homes.

2015-07-03 Police Hunt for Bank Fraud Suspect
[Inquirer] The residence of Africano H. Freeman in Bardnersville, Kpelleh Town Community in Kerba was yesterday a scenario when officers of the Liberia National Police- LNP barricaded the home in search of him on the orders of Judge Peter W. Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court C.

2015-07-03 Min. Jackson Defends Pres. Sirleaf's Letter to House
[LINA] Deputy Information Minster Isaac Jackson has described President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives seeking audience with them as a step in the right direction.

2015-07-03 Africare Outlines Progress in Maternal Health
[LINA] AFRICARE Liberia Country Director Earnest Gaie has hailed significant improvements in responding to maternal health in Bong County since the construction of maternal homes at Africare clinics across the county.

2015-07-03 Senate C'ttee Wants Looming Education Crisis Resolved
[LINA] The Senate Committee on Education has recommended that to fulfill the previously scheduled nine-month academic calendar, the Ministry of Education should adjust the end of the 2014/2015 academic year to September 30, instead of its proposed July 31, 2015 deadline.

2015-07-03 VP Boakai Reaffirms Govt's Commitment to Decentralize Services
[LINA] Vice President Joseph Boakai has said the government remains committed to its decentralization policy geared towards taking basic services to Liberians throughout the country.

2015-07-03 'Liberia Void of Arbitrary, Unlawful Killings,' - U.S. Report Says
[LINA] The U.S. Department of State 2014 Country Report on Human Rights has disclosed that there were no reports that the Liberian Government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings in 2014.

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