Schools to reopen in March

Schools to reopen in March

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Both the House of Representatives and the Liberian Senate have endorsed a joint committee report at the legislature, recommending that…

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Don’t temper with post-Ebola money!

Don’t temper with post-Ebola money!

--Saah Joseph warns Montserrado County District #12 Representative Saah Joseph, has seriously warned here  that anyone caught tempering  with post-Ebola…

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Police get stern warning

Police get stern warning

Liberia’s Justice Minister and Attorney General, Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, has reminded officers of the Liberia National Police that they are…

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 MCSS trains teachers

MCSS trains teachers

…..As supt. calls for Ebola supplies The Monrovia Consolidated School System or MCSS has trained over one hundred teachers in…

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Liberia vulnerable to Climate Change

Liberia vulnerable to Climate Change

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--EPA The environmental protection agency or EPA has alarmed here that Liberia is vulnerable to climate change due to the…

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Water expert disagrees with Ellen’s 67% claim

Water expert disagrees with Ellen’s 67% claim

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A human rights advocate and expert on water and sanitation, Prince Kreplah, has challenged President Sirleaf’s claim that 67 percent…

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 Ebola survivors’ clinic opened at ELWA

Ebola survivors’ clinic opened at ELWA

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 Liberia tightens ties with China, Egypt

Liberia tightens ties with China, Egypt

On the margins of the 24th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the…

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The Decline of US Military Innovation

30-01-2015 Hits:35 Commentary Dan Steinbock - avatar Dan Steinbock

NEW YORK – The United States is at risk of losing its military edge. America’s armed forces may still be the most advanced in the world; after all, the US...

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Emergency Education Now

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DAVOS – In an ideal world, whenever children needed help, they would get it. When girls and boys were forced from their homes or classrooms because of war, natural disaster...

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The Social Science of Medicine

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LBA lifts ban on basketball

22-01-2015

LBA lifts ban on basketball

The Liberia Basketball Association has lifted the ban imposed on the game because of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. The ban was imposed on the association last August as part of...

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Upcountry basketball games for March

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Upcountry basketball games for March

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MYS) in collaboration with the Liberia Basketball Association (LBA) has set a kickoff date for a pending Upcountry Basketball Tournament from March 13 to...

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LFA protects coaches, players, medics

14-01-2015

LFA protects coaches, players, medics

The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has strongly taken a stand that will ensure coaches, players and medics get improved incentives from clubs. This decision is in fulfillment of mandate imposed by...

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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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