In Liberia UNFPA Alarms Over Teenage Pregnancy

By Philip T Singbah, GBARNGA, LINA—The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has expressed concern about the high rate of teenage pregnancy in Liberia. UNFPA Country Representative Dr. Oluremi Sogunro says teenage pregnancy has become prevalent in the country over the past few years, especially among school-age children. In remarks at the eighth graduation ceremony of the UNFPA Fistula Program for 20 Fistula survivors in Suakoko, Bong County recently, Dr. Sogunro said the issue of teenage pregnancy must be given attention by relevant authorities because it damages the future of young…

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School Authorities To Begin Clean-up, Renovation – Pres. Sirleaf

By Richard Stephens MONROVIA, November 13 (LINA) – School authorities will shortly begin mobilizing youths in communities to carry out clean-up campaigns and renovation on school campuses, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has disclosed. The Liberian leader said the exercise could begin after the passage of the 2014/2015 National Budget. She explained that the renovation and clean-up of school facilities will be in preparation for reopening at a time decided by the level of progress made in the fight against the Ebola virus. The Liberian Chief Executive made the statement in…

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  MONROVIA  (LINA) – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the Letters of Credence of the Ambassador of India to Liberia, Dinesh Bhatia. Speaking during the ceremony held Thursday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Liberian leader recalled the long-standing friendly ties between the two countries that have fostered closer cooperation in the areas of trade investment and human capacity development. She also reflected on her State Visit to India in August 2013, where she received India’s prestigious Award, the Indira Ghandi Prize for International Peace and toured a number…

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Liberia’s Central Bank Chief Speaks on Economy

By Calvin Brooks MONROVIA (LINA) – The Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. J. Mills Jones, has cautioned that any attempt to restrict the dual currency regime currently in place will worsen inflation in Liberia. Governor Jones made the statement Friday night at a dinner to climax a week celebration organized by the Liberia Bankers Association at the Monrovia City Hall. Jones observed that countries which have minted their own currencies are faced with serious inflation problems as a result of the unfavorable exchange rate of…

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