Brumskine seeks united opposition

Brumskine seeks united opposition

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Following a mini-convention in Voinjama, Lofa County the Liberty Party has elected its ex-standard bearer Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine to…

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Nimba County petitions Weah

Nimba County petitions Weah

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It may be shocking to many political pundits that the stronghold of Senator Prince Y. Johnson, Nimba County over the…

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Take no disrespect’

Take no disrespect’

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has mandated her cabinet officials to take no disrespect from anyone.  She was not specific though but…

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No WEAC Exams

No WEAC Exams

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The Ministry of Education has announced the cancellation of this year’s WAEC Exams in Liberia. According to Education Minister George Warner,…

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Partners optimistic of business in Liberia

Partners optimistic of business in Liberia

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Austria Ambassador to Liberia, Caroline Gudenus, says her country is glad that Liberia is the first country declared Ebola-freed, which…

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Ellen signs Decent Work Bill

Ellen signs Decent Work Bill

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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, June 26 signed into law, the long awaited Decent Work Bill after its passage…

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GBK Motors donates to GoL

GBK Motors donates to GoL

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The GBK Motors, dealers in Nissan vehicles, has donated three brand new ambulances to the Government of Liberia for use…

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BWI alumni Assoc. makes SOS call

BWI alumni Assoc. makes SOS call

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The BWI Alumni Association appeals to the media community at home and abroad to kindly prevail on Mr. Benoni Urey…

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MYS seeks Senate’s support

25-06-2015

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Assistant Youth and Sports Minister, Murvee Gray, has called on the Senate Standing Committee on Youth and Sports in the 53rd Liberian Legislature to increase the ministry’s budget.

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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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