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Liberia impounds Ghanaian vessel smuggling mining equipment and beer
Ghanaweb.com - 2/23/2020 3:31:00 AM
The goods, authorities said were reportedly bought by Liberians who paid all the required taxes in Ghana, and hired a Ghanaian-owned vessel to smuggle them to Liberia, with the intent to evade taxes, online portal FrontPageAfrica reported. Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), Thomas Doe-Nah was convinced that the ...

Liberia Finance Chief Says Cleanup Will End Economic Woes
Bloomberg on MSN.com - 2/13/2020 1:11:20 PM
Liberia is cleaning up its own act to rebuild confidence and turn around its crisis-hit economy, Finance Minister Samuel Tweah said. The West African nation is trying to recover from a period of economic decline after the currency lost more than a fifth of its value against the dollar and inflation accelerated to 30% by the end of its previous fiscal year in June.

The real Benoni Urey of Liberia!
Ghanaweb.com - 2/20/2020 5:29:00 PM
Liberia remains a fragile country today even after two devastating wars in the 1990s and not because of lack of trying but because of the entrenched culture of impunity and lack of political maturity, will and moral decadence of some leaders and their supporters. One of such leaders is a major former ally of the now jailed former rebel turned ...

Church to transfer all missionaries from Liberia amid deteriorating economic conditions
KSL - 2/13/2020 11:16:00 PM
By Liesl Nielsen, KSL.com | Updated - Feb. 13, 2020 at 4:33 p.m. | Posted - Feb. 13, 2020 at 4:12 p.m. SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will transfer all missionaries out of Liberia as economic conditions in the African country continue to deteriorate, a church spokesman said in an emailed statement Thursday.

Palau, Liberia, Marshal Islands and Panama Unite on Sanctions
Maritime Executive - 2/20/2020 11:31:00 PM
The announcement comes as the registry unites with Liberia, Marshal Islands and Panama on the issue. Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) on January 21, 2020 joined the Memorandum of Understanding between Liberia, Marshal Islands and Panama. This MOU offers collaboration between the four major ship registries on sharing information when a ...

LDS Church removes last 99 missionaries from Liberia
Daily Herald - 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
As economic conditions have continued to deteriorate in Liberia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it will temporarily reassign 99 full-time missionaries to missions outside the country. On Thursday, the church released the following update: “Economic conditions in Liberia have continued to deteriorate ...

Kelly Hills The coronavirus Diamond Prince quarantine was doomed. But so are most quarantines.
NBC News - 2/22/2020 9:52:00 PM
No one would argue that medicine today is the same as medicine in the 14th century, and very few people are looking for 14th century treatments in the 21st century.

Ponte Vedra physician among Mercy Ships volunteer crew in Senegal, hopes for second stint in Liberia on new ship
The Florida Times-Union - 2/18/2020 6:22:00 PM
The new ship is expected to launch this year with a visit to Liberia. Founded 40 years ago, Mercy Ships’ mission is to provide free medical care to sub-Saharan Africa, where there are about two physicians per 10,000 people, compared to 26 physicians per 10,000 in the United States. The Africa Mercy, a refurbished Danish rail ferry ...

Rethinking return: Lessons from Colombia, Liberia and Nigeria
ReliefWeb - 2/18/2020 5:37:00 PM
The report draws on student-led research trips to Colombia, Liberia and Nigeria, and highlights differences in the duration, nature, and stage of conflict, as well as levels of state capacity. Government responses to FDP crises depend on pre-existing institutional structures, which often determine if the government’s coordination will be ...

LDS Church removes last 99 missionaries from Liberia due to economic conditions, lack of basic supplies
Daily Herald - 2/14/2020 12:00:00 AM
As economic conditions have continued to deteriorate in Liberia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday it will temporarily reassign 99 full-time missionaries to missions outside the country. On Thursday, the church released the following update: “Economic conditions in Liberia have continued to deteriorate ...