Quote: If you by-pass your respect, you will meet up with your disgrace.
ECOWAS Pays Solidarity Visit, Commits Additional 1 Million And 131 Medical Personnel For Ebola Response
MONROVIA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014: The President of the ECOWAS Commission H.E. Kadré Désiré Ouedraogo on Tuesday November 18, 2014 paid a one day solidarity visit to Liberia and committed an additional one million United States Dollar to the Government of Liberia for the Ebola fight. Similar amounts were committed to Guinea and Sierra Leone that are most affected by the Ebola disease.
H.E. Ouedraogo disclosed that ECOWAS is expected to deploy 131 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola virus that is ravaging the three West African countries.
The ECOWAS President was accompanied by Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas Special Representative of the UN-Secretary General for West Africa. Full story...
Henri Oliver Harmon appointed Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia
On November 13, 2014, Mr. Henri Oliver Harmon name was submitted by the Indonesia government to the Liberian Government as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Monrovia, Liberia.
Mr. Henri Harmon a VP of Government Affairs at Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) is also a Member of the Multi-Stakeholders Steering Group (MSG) of the Liberia Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (LETTI). Mr. Harmon is a graduate of the University of Liberia (1976) with a BSc in Agronomy.
As Honorary consul Mr. Harmon is assigned to render consular services and develop commercial relations between Liberia and Indonesia.
LIBERIA: Rebranding Our Nation’s Image from Ebola
Francis W. Nyepon
Liberia has an international problem. Ebola has marred the image and identity of our country shoddily. The virus has shaking the country to its core. It has become a nuisance to our democratic governance process and remarkable GDP growth, which was trumpeted just a few short months ago, as one of the ten fastest growing economies in the world. Regrettably, Ebola has trashed and stained that progressive record and image of Liberia by defining the country, as a place of contagious epidemic, marked by devastation, annihilation and death.
This tragic misfortune has become a source of unwanted stigma, shame and humiliation for our country and people the world over. This global misconception about Liberia needs to be debunked and that negative image about our country refashioned. For example, Say the name Liberia in any part of the world and immediately people have a negative stereotypical image and false sense of what our country has become. Overnight, Ebola has negatively defined what Liberia is and who Liberians are. This is not right. Global attitudes and behaviors are having direct negative consequences on our people, economy, travel and culture. Full article...
President Sirleaf Makes New Appointments in Government;
New Ministers of Public Works, Education, Health, Among Others
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Sunday, November 16, 2014) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has made a number of new appointments in government especially affecting the Ministries of Public Works, Education, and Health, and the National Investment Commission, among others.
According to an Executive Mansion release, in a Special Address to the Nation on Sunday, November 16, the Liberian President emphasized that as government continue to combat the Ebola virus and strive to achieve the national objective of zero-new-cases by Christmas, Government must also attend to the difficult job of recovery.
She indicated that in doing so, this requires a team that is adaptable, responsive, disciplined, loyal, and focused, nothing further, “a team that is understanding of the prevailing challenges, and are resolved to respond by taking appropriate risks to get things done on time,” President Sirleaf said, adding, “It is my job to continuously vet and ready such a team for the challenges we currently face and those that lie ahead.” Full story...
President Sirleaf Meets With WHO Assistant Director General Dr. Bruce Aylward; He Urges Liberians Not to Let the Guard Down in the Fight against Ebola
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Thursday, November 13, 2014) The World Health Organization (WHO) Assistant Director General for Polio and Emergencies has joined calls to all Liberians not to begin relaxing the measures aimed at stopping the transmission of the Ebola virus disease that has ravaged Liberia and its two neighbors, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Dr. Bruce Aylward said there were still traces of the virus popping up in a number of areas across the country and any change in attitude in relation to the Ebola fight could be devastating on the population. Full story...
House Gives NEC Green Light To Conduct Polls December 16
MONROVIA, November 11(LINA) -The House of Representatives has adopted a Resolution authorizing the National Elections Commission (NEC) to conduct the Special Senatorial Election on December 16,2014. Full story...
President Sirleaf Receives Resignation from Peace Ambassador George Manneh Weah; Thanked Him for Service to Country
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Tuesday, November 11, 2014) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the resignation letter of Ambassador George Manneh Weah as Liberia’s Peace Ambassador.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Ambassador Weah presented his resignation letter following a lengthy meeting with the Liberian President at her Foreign Ministry office on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Full story...
2nd Batch Of AU Medical Team Arrives For Ebola Battle
Monrovia, November 11, 2014: A high-powered African Union (AU) Assistance Team which comprises of 28 medical professionals including doctors and clinicians arrived in Liberia over the weekend from across East and West Africa to assist in the fight against the Ebola disease ravaging West Africa. Full story...
Liberia Braces for Next National Crisis: A Crude Oil Boom
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Forget Ebola. The next big thing to come out of Liberia may be crude oil. Since 2010, the government has awarded exploration rights for eight offshore blocks to bidders including Exxon Mobil (XOM) , Chevron (CVX) and Anadarko Petroleum (APC) . In addition, four new blocks are scheduled to conclude bidding this week. The country has mapped 30 blocks in total that could be opened for exploration. Full story...