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Wed, 02 Nov 2016 21:09:18 GMT

OP-ED: Has Lawmaking Turned into a Secret Exercise?  -  The Bush Chicken
There has been a lot of buzz about Liberia's so-called Affirmative Action bill. Organizations like UN Women have been touting the bill as “a step in the right direction towards guaranteeing the participation of women.” And why not? With only 12 percent ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 20:03:50 GMT
Liberia: GDP growth is projected to recover to about 3 percent in 2017 IMF  -  Mareeg Media
“Discussions during the mission focused on recent economic developments, policies for 2016-17 and beyond, performance under Liberia's ECF-supported program, the one-off augmentation of ECF access of about $18 million and the authorities' request for ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:21:26 GMT

Liberian Catholic Church undertakes school project in Virginia  -  Global News Network
In an effort to provide more affordable educational services around Liberia, the Catholic Education Secretariat in Liberia has undertaken a major school project in the Banjor Community in the township of Virginia. The project according to the Principal ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:04:33 GMT

RFA Gold Rover joins anti-piracy effort  -  Global News Network
According to a press release, French helicopter carrier FS Dixmude and tiny patrol boat Sekongo accompanied tanker RFA Gold Rover and patrolled 200 miles of coastline and waters off shore, stretching from the Ivory Coast to the western frontier with ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:04:33 GMT

Development of Adolescent Girls and Young Women into Entrepreneurs…. A Major Legacy for President Sirleaf -  -  Global News Network
Mr. Massaquio paid special tribute to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whom he described as the champion of the EPAG Program and appealed to the Liberian leader to continue her support to project and also seek more funding for the project from donors ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:06:48 GMT
BVI leave requirements in derivative actions by foreign companies  -  Lexology (registration)
The claimant's substantive action in the British Virgin Islands involved derivative proceedings, which were brought on behalf of a company that was domiciled in Liberia, for the recovery of funds which the defendants are alleged to have wrongfully paid ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:52:28 GMT
Greta Van Susteren Raises $150K On GoFundMe To Provide Liberian Orphan With Critical Medical Care  -  IT News Online
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, GoFundMe announced that a crowdfunding campaign created by Greta Van Susteren to raise $150,000 for Sampson, a child in Liberia who needs urgent surgery, surpassed its goal within three ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:43:12 GMT

Liberia to raise $1.3bn to boost economy  -  African Business Magazine (press release) (subscription) (blog)
Liberia will attempt to raise $1.3bn to boost the economy following the 2014 Ebola epidemic and a decline in its key export commodities, according to the finance minister. The West African country will use the funds to invest in energy projects and the ...
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:59:33 GMT
Liberia: UNFPA, Govt Sign US$3 Million Agreement to Strengthen Health Sector  -  AllAfrica.com
Monrovia — The government of Liberia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed two separate agreements valued at 3.3 million United States Dollars to support the strengthening of the maternal and newborn health sector of Liberia.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:53:23 GMT
Hire Velocity RPO Practice Director Corey Bolt Appointed to Board of Directors of Non-Profit Youth Advocacy Group ...  -  PR Web (press release)
The organization's scope is largely underprivileged grade-school youth based in Liberia, West Africa, and the Atlanta, GA, metropolitan area. Recent initiatives have included the development of a learning center at a Liberian orphanage, as well as the ...