Parable: "When it rains, it doesn't rain on one man's house"
U.S. CDC OFFICIAL WARNS AGAINST UNSAFE BURIALS
MONROVIA, October 14 (LINA) - Dr. Frank Mahoney, a medical officer of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said it is advisable to always perform proper burial protocols because the body of an Ebola victim is then highly concentrated with the virus.
According to Dr. Mahoney, when the virus gets released more into secretions such as saliva and sweat that is when it becomes more dangerous. Full story...
SENATE CITES CSA DIRECTOR GENERAL TO APPEAR THURSDAY
MONROVIA, October 14 (LINA) - The Liberian Senate has cited the Director General of the Civil Service Agency (CSA) to appear on Thursday, October 14, to clarify allegations of a permanent dismissal of non-essential government staff.
According to the Liberia News Agency, the body took the decision Tuesday following the reading of a communication dated October 13 from Senators Geraldine Doe Sheriff of Montserrado and George Tengbeh of Lofa Counties, informing the body of a request by the CSA to government ministries and agencies to submit names of "non-essential staff", to be removed from the payroll permanently. Full story...
Interesting Reading: "Ebola - Bioeconomic Warfare"
Japan Aids Liberia, Sierra Leone's Ebola Fight With Ambulances, Medical Equipment
Monrovia, October 10,2014: The Government of Japan has donated eleven ambulances and several medical equipment worth over Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$800,000) to Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively to help the two West African nations fight the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
A Foreign Ministry release says Liberia will get Four Hundred Thousand, One Hundred and Fifty-Nine United States Dollars (US$400,159.00) while Sierra Leone will get Three Hundred Ninety- Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred Forty-Nine United States Dollars (US$397,749.00) out of the total amount.
The signing ceremony took place on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Embassy of Japan in Accra, Ghana with His Excellency, Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura, Ambassador of Japan in Ghana representing his country while Honorable Musu Jatu Ruhle, Charge d' Affaires of the Embassy of Liberia in Ghana and Honorable Nasratha Bakie Remoe-Doherty, Charge d' Affaires of the High Commission of Sierra Leone in Ghana represented their respective countries.
According to the grant agreement, Liberia will receive seven ambulances and 48 beds, while Sierra Leone will receive six ambulances and 47 beds.
The Japanese Envoy disclosed that his Government will assist the two governments with the procurement and maintenance of the donated items.
He then further disclosed that the grant project will be implemented in collaboration between all three Governments, the Society for Promotion of Japanese Diplomacy, and DHL Global Forwarding Japan.
Foreign Ministry Issues Clarification On The Alleged Existence of Liberian Mission In Lebanon
Monrovia, October 9, 2014: The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to publications alleging the existence of a Liberian Embassy in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon with a Lebanese Chief of Mission.
The Ministry wishes to make it clear that the Liberian Embassy in Beirut was closed more than 30 years ago. Liberia has however maintained an honorary consulate in the Lebanese capital.
The Government of Liberia has taken action recently to regularize the status of Liberia's Honorary Consul in Beirut as part of the review process for the appointment of Liberia's Honorary Consuls around the world.
With respect to the Liberian women that were taken to Lebanon under an alleged pretext of providing jobs for them, measures are being taken by the Government of Liberia in collaboration with the authorities in Lebanon to locate and return the young ladies to Liberia as soon as possible based on the outcomes of the investigation.
October 14 Senatorial Elections Suspended
Monrovia, October 8, 2014: The President of the Republic of Liberia, Her Excellency Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, acting pursuant to powers vested in her by both the Constitution of Liberia and the Declaration of the State of Emergency, has in a Proclamation issued on October 4, 2014, suspended the holding of the October 14, 2014 Senatorial Elections.
A Foreign Ministry release says the President has also suspended all voting rights associated and connected with the Senatorial Elections.
According to the release, the President has directed the National Elections Commission, the agency of Government authorized to hold general and special elections, to immediately commence consultations and discussions with all recognized and accredited political parties, independent candidates, and civil society organizations and other stakeholders, as well as national and international health authorities on a new date for holding the Special Senatorial Elections. Full story...
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf visits ArcelorMittal Liberia Yekepa concession
Yekepa, October 7, 2014 - On Tuesday, October 7, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and a delegation of high ranking government officials visited the ArcelorMittal Liberia concession in Yekepa, Nimba County as part of her tour to medical facilities around the country. Full story...
Christiana Tah Resigns - President Sirleaf Accepts Resignation of Former Justice Minister Christiana Tah
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Monday, October 6, 2014) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received and accepted the resignation of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Republic of Liberia, Cllr. Christiana Tah.
According to an Executive Mansion release, Cllr. Tah tendered in her resignation as Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Republic of Liberia on Monday, October 6, 2014 at a meeting with the Liberian President at her Foreign Ministry office earlier today.
Redemption Hospital: A Holding Center or A 'Place of Neglect?'
- An Insider's Horrifying Eyewitness Account of What Women and Children Have To Contend With Inside This Ebola Holding Center
Over six months after the first few deaths were reported in Liberia as a result of the deadly Ebola virus disease, the country's problems in the fight continue to shift in sharp dimensions. The earliest challenge had been huge citizens' denial that culminated in evident recalcitrance towards government's regulation on prevention, hence more deaths. Full story...