The Partnership for Research on the Ebola Vaccines in Liberia or PREVAIL, a Liberia-United States joint clinical research program, has launched a five-year Ebola natural study in Liberia. The program was started on July 2 in Unification City.
Citizens of Blown’s Town in Gbarzon Statutory District, Grand Gedeh County, have donated 17 acres or 2.5 lots of land weeks ago to a local and non-governmental organization called People United Against Poverty. PUAP, based in Monrovia, will construct modern mission facilities comprising of residential and academic buildings, chapels, dormitories, clinics, and offices.
The Ministry of Education has announced the closure of primary and secondary schools in the country by July 31, 2015, contrary to the recommendations of the House of Representatives. Read the ministry’s full details of its plans.
The governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, J. Mills Jones, has dismissed those he said are spreading misinformation that he is using government funds to gain political fame.
The Plenary of the House of Representatives has rejected the proposal by Education Minister George Werner to close schools across the country on June 30 and reopen officially in September.
Bein-Garr’s district education officer, J. Lynon Mantor, has threatened to close down schools that he considers substandard.
As the United Nations Mission in Liberia draws to a close, the government is setting up a nationwide Community Watch Forum as a means of maintaining peace and security.
The township of West Point, considered the largest slum in Monrovia, suffers from sea erosion almost every rainy season in Liberia. However, the sea erosion the community experienced last month was more pronounced than usual and has left many structures damaged.