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ORATOR WARNS AGAINST WAR
Liberia’s 169th Independence Day Orator Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan has called on Liberians to fight against poverty, disease and ignorance, rather than fighting war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEWARE OF ‘419’ POLITICIANS
Senator Prince Y. Johnson of Nimba County is cautioning his kinsmen and Liberians in general to open their eyes as they go to the poll in 2017 to elect a new President.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LONE STAR CELL MTN SUBSCRIBERS SMILE
Lone Star cell MTN, Liberia’s premier GSM Company has held a double raffle draw – Mobile Money Promotion and the Gold Rush Promotion, awarding fabulous prizes and putting smile on faces of its many subscribers, and customers in Montserrado County and its environs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4,000 TEACHERS NEEDED
Liberia’s Minister of Education George Werner is calling for the employment of additional 4,000 teachers in public schools across the country. He said about 1.5 million kids are enrolled in schools here, but limited teachers are in the classroom to teach them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ADOPT NEW MINDSETS
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf says it’s time for Liberians to adopt a new mindset as the nation moves towards consolidating its progress towards transformation. “Let us as Liberians learn to love our beloved country. Let us develop a culture of self-pride and sense of belonging,” Mrs. Sirleaf said.

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The companies announced in January that they were discussing the possibility of combining their iron ore interests in Guinea and Liberia.

However, after months of discussion, the companies have decided that they will instead continue to work on their iron ore projects independently.

BHP Billiton, the world's largest diversified resources company, repeated its commitment to progressing its four iron ore deposits here in Liberia, saying there should be no doubt that the company's intention is to continue to invest in Liberia and advance its projects in this country.

BHP Billiton indicated that the creation of a world class iron ore business in West Africa remains its goal - in fact, that has been the company's goal since it first came to Liberia in late 2004. "We had been exploring in Liberia for several years before we began discussions about a potential joint venture. Our plans will not be affected by the decision announced today. It is business as usual for us", a BHP Billiton spokesperson confirmed.

BHP Billiton has iron ore deposits in the Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa and Margibi Counties and has its Liberia Iron Ore head office in Monrovia.

Since 2005, the company has invested over US$50 million in Liberia. BHP Billiton has sponsored over 100 projects and events on a national and community level including most recently the Liberia National Football Team for their game against Zimbabwe, and the rehabilitation of three historic Palava Huts in Sanniquellie as part of this year's Independence Day celebrations.

BHP Billiton currently has over 300 employees in Liberia and is recruiting for a number of additional positions as it looks to step up its level of activity in Liberia.

BHP Billiton noted that it has concluded a Mineral Development Agreement with the Government of Liberia and looks forward to its ratification by the Legislature.

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