It is 12:38 am in Monrovia on Tuesday, September 02, 2014

West Pointers marched to the residence of their representative, Rep. Solomon George, to express their disappointment in his failure to speak for them in this time of crisis in their lives.
The Government of Liberia on Saturday, August 30, suddenly released the people of West Point after 10 days under quarantine.

Mr. Peter George, a dietitian at the United States Embassy near Monrovia, had just gotten paid when he was attacked Saturday morning. He fainted after the attackers gashed his head with a knife, and had to be treated several stitches.
Armed men “dressed in police uniform” went about terrorizing and raiding communities in the Paynesville area during the early morning hours of Saturday, August 30, shortly after midnight, making away with lots of cash, jewelry and other valuables and leaving at least one person severely injured.  

The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) argues that naming Samukai to the panel investigating the death of Shaki Kamara means instructing him to investigate himself
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Liberia’s leading opposition party, has warned of a serious consequences if Defense Minister Brownie Samukai remains on the panel that is investigating the West Point shooting of 16 year-old Shakie Kamara.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, over the weekend extended by the another month beginning Monday, September 1, 2014, the stay-home order imposed on all non-essential government employees who have already been away since August 1.

The FAO said it had been encouraging group farming, which yields more produce than individual subsistence farming. But with the Ebola-related ban on large gatherings, farmers have been afraid to work in groups (USAID photo)
The Ebola epidemic is raising serious concerns about food security in Liberia -- the country hardest hit by the outbreak in West Africa.  Due to Ebola unprecedented scourge across the country, food security is being threatened on a number of fronts, mostly for fear of infection. 
Liberian law enforcement has been enabling personal contact between quarantined residents of West Point and the general public, including persons who want to drop off food provisions and other essential items that those quarantined might need.

West Pointers marched to the residence of their representative, Rep. Solomon George, to express their disappointment in his failure to speak for them in this time of crisis in their lives.

Mr. Peter George, a dietitian at the United States Embassy near Monrovia, had just gotten paid when he was attacked Saturday morning. He fainted after the attackers gashed his head with a knife, and had to be treated several stitches.

The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) argues that naming Samukai to the panel investigating the death of Shaki Kamara means instructing him to investigate himself

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

The FAO said it had been encouraging group farming, which yields more produce than individual subsistence farming. But with the Ebola-related ban on large gatherings, farmers have been afraid to work in groups (USAID photo)

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Nurses take care of a patient with Ebola hemorrhagic fever. AFP/WHO photo

Ebola Threatens Liberia

At least 59 of out of 80 persons are now confirmed dead after coming in contact with the Ebola virus in the southern forest regions of Gueckedou and Macenta in Guinea, close to the Liberian border, Guinea’s government has confirmed. 

Reports of the virus trickling into northern Liberia suggest at least one Ebola-related death in Foya, Lofa County. Up to press time, officials in Lofa could not be reached for comment. Monrovia officials are also tightlipped, only stating that a press conference will be held Monday.

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(L-r) Mrs. Parker presents the ambulance’s keys to President Sirleaf

Ecobank has donated a brand new four-door ambulance jeep to the government of Liberia to enhance its logistical strength to fight the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia.

Sports


Late Coach Omulu Kpangba Omulu and right with the St. Martin Basketball Team

The inevitable chaser of life has struck again. Nowadays, in Liberia reports of death are almost as uncommon as during the Liberian civil war.

LIB Life

A blind Liberian recording artist, popularly known as the ‘The Blind Nimbaian Gospel Musician,’ is in dire need of financial assistance to make two gospel albums, amidst these difficult times in th

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