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Friday, March 23rd, 2018

 

UN Closes Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia

The United Nations closed its peacekeeping mission to Liberia on Thursday, 15 years after it was deployed in the aftermath of two civil wars that ended with the fall of then-president Charles Taylor. The mission had already withdrawn most of its 15,000 troops in mid-2016, signaling that the poor WestRead More


Boko Haram Returns Most Abducted Girls

A month after abducting 110 schoolgirls from a northeast Nigerian boarding school, Boko Haram militants freed almost all of them Wednesday — bringing relief to many families, but raising questions about what triggered the girls’ release. “Ah, I feel — wow! I can’t say anything now,” a jubilant Yahaya TarbutuRead More


NaFAA Holds High Level Meeting On Fisheries Sector

A high level international meeting on the development of Liberia’s fisheries sector is taking place in Monrovia, Friday, March 23-25, 2018. The International Fisheries Meeting, which will be facilitated by the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority (NaFAA), will bring together more than 15 international delegates. The delegates, who have alreadyRead More


Labour Ministry Concludes APM Terminals Case

The Ministry of Labour has presented its findings and ruled in a case involving the management and workers of the APM Terminals following proper investigation and verification of documents presented by both the two parties. The ruling among other issues requests the management of APM Terminals to pay all leaveRead More


Airport Management Fights Back

The management of the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) has clarified that the portion of the recently issued public service announcement on new security measures at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) is actually not intended to harm or kill anyone as it has been misconstrued. The LAA stated that anyone foundRead More


Group of ’77 Benefits Goodwill Gesture

In helping the Government of Liberia to ensure that people with disabilities receive help in their living conditions, Geebamu International, Inc., has contributed walkers to the Group of ‘77 located on Newport Street as a way of showing humanity to persons living with disabilities. According to Augustine B. Peter, AdministratorRead More


Sethi Brothers Workers Protest ‘Bad Labor Practice’

Several employees and contractors of Sethi Brothers stormed the company’s Duraplast branch on Jamaica Road on Bushrod Island on Monday in demand of increment in wages as well as favorable working relationship. Duraplast, owned by Sethi Brothers, is the leading producer of plastics chairs, buckets and other rubber materials inRead More


ICAO Auditor On Assessment Mission In Liberia

A representative of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has arrived in Liberia to observe the measures Liberia has taken to maintain its high level of airport security in the wake of the recent departure of UNMIL. The representative, Ademola Oladele, came from the ICAO Regional Office in Dakar, SenegalRead More


Several Students Injured In Motor Accident

Several students were involved in a tragic motor accident on Thursday, March 22, 2018 along the Robertsfield highway and it has left over 45 school going children in critical conditions. According to police report, the incident occurred in the Tower Hill Community in Lower Margibi County when the students andRead More


NASSCORP Unveils New Pension Scheme

The National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASSCORP) has revealed that its new pension scheme for workers in Liberia will take effect on July 1, 2018. According to the Director General of NASSCORP, Dewitt Vonballmoos, the new pension scheme, which was passed into law in 2017, states that Liberian workersRead More