September 2015

Nimba United FC Deserves Every Support for CAF Campaign

Nimba United FC’s victory as the undisputed champion of the 2014/2015 national league has demonstrated the vision of Mr. Adolphus Dolo in putting together a team of youngsters to make, at least, history.

And of course while jubilating over his achievement, Mr. Dolo, the players and the coaches are aware that the campaign to demand respect in the African football has just begun.

UL President Dr. Emmet A. Dennis

UL to Award Bachelors in Nursing and Midwifery

The University of Liberia (UL), in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFK) and the Tubman National Institute of Medical Arts (TNIMA), has introduced another four-year degree granting program in the College of Health and Life Sciences leading to Bachelor of Science degrees B.Sc. in Nursing and in Midwifery, respectively.

UL vice president for Life and Health Sciences, Dr. V. Kanda Golakai, said the new program has already commenced and has enrolled 19 students.

Keep your Eyes Open

'Zero Tolerance for Abuse,'

In Africa, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to know if someone is being physically abused. But in some instances, we overlook the signs and see some violent or compulsive behaviors committed by those we love as being culture related.

Many women think that their husbands have the right to make them have sex. If you check in any law book, that's unlawful. The definition of forced sex is rape, no matter who does it or how many years you've been married.

Riot police manning the main entrance to the Ministry of Health exchanged talk with protesters

Finance, Health Twist on Benefit Payments?

The Ministries of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) and Health (MOH) have clarified that the Government of Liberia and its partners have now honoured all payment obligations to Ebola response workers.

However, both ministries’ spokespersons said during a press conference yesterday that “outstanding payments” are currently being processed for April and May 2015 for both Ebola response workers, who have legitimate claims that have not yet been paid, and some routine health workers at both private and public health facilities.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Rallies for Free Global Healthcare

After leading Liberia to victory against the dreadful Ebola virus disease in what is being referred to as the worst outbreak ever in modern times, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is rallying world leaders to ensure that Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is achieved.

President Sirleaf told leaders at a high-level meeting on global heath in the United States that the prioritization of health and human securities remain critical to the achievement of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

‘Gov. Jones a Social Entrepreneur Providing Solutions for Social Change’

Central Bank Governor J. Mills Jones has been described as a social entrepreneur who focuses on the general good of Liberians and encourages positive change in their lives.

Mr. Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, president of Liberia Business Association (LIBA) made the statement when he addressed a gathering of the Young E’nnovative Leaders of Liberia (YELL) 2015 Fourth Annual Summit on recently in California, USA.

He told the gathering that Governor Jones has discovered what is not working in the country and is providing solutions by changing the system.

(F-R) Acting NPA Managing Director David Williams and partners sign the MOU

NPA Signs MOU Extension with GPA

The National Port Authority (NPA) and the Georgia Ports Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) extending the ports’ partnership.

Although, there is no monetary value to the MOU, the original one signed August, 4, 2010, to 2012, is being extended for an additional three years. The new MOU is geared towards expanding trade between the Southeastern United States and Liberia. The Port of Savannah is the highest-volume exporter to Liberia among U.S South Atlantic ports, and the highest in imports from Liberia.

Mrs. Bruce, Chief of Party of USAID-IBEX gives an overview of the feasibility study project and that of IBEX

IBEX Identifies Constraints Facing Liberian Owned Businesses

A feasibility study and business plan validation sponsored by Investing for Business Expansion (IBEX) and implemented by Agency for Economic Development and Empowerment (AEDE) has shown that many Liberian entrepreneurs lack basic values including customer service, quality goods and services, and viable business networks with high degree of informality and low capacity.

UNDP Country Director Kamaludeen

Collaborative Efforts Key to Achieving SDG

The Country Director of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Dr. Kamil Kamaluddeen, says in order for Liberia to be on par with its counterparts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), her citizens need to work collaboratively to bring development.

He made the observation on Monday at program marking the Social Good Summit (SGS) organized by the UNDP in partnership with the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), held in the slum community West Point, Monrovia.


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