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2009-04-17 11:49:46

The U.S. Treasury congratulated Liberia Friday for its success in negotiating its way out of about $1.2 billion in outstanding private sector debt. Liberia convinced creditors to accept $38 million -- including a $5 million contribution from the United States made last month -- to reduce its debt at a rate of about 3 cents on the dollar, the Treasury said in a statement. With a relatively modest investment, the United States is supporting Liberia's efforts to become a self-sufficient and...

2009-04-07 14:54:00

MONROVIA, Liberia, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the Liberia Civil Aviation Authority announced today a plan to enhance aviation security. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090401/TSALOGO) The two entities signed a Joint Statement of Intent for the development and enhancement of aviation security initiatives, including plans to conduct assessments, develop aviation security programs...

2009-02-07 14:00:18

Four West African nations are fighting together against a species of caterpillars decimating crops in the area, a statement released on Saturday said. The agriculture ministers from Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast have joined together to look into Achaea Catocaloides caterpillars, which have laid serious waste to many of their crops. The caterpillars have devastated areas of central Liberia and southern Guinea, and other countries in the area are worried that the damage will...

2009-01-23 17:58:27

Hordes of caterpillars are destroying crops and vegetation in northern Liberia, posing a threat to food security, the United Nations said. The situation in Liberia is a national emergency and likely will escalate into a regional crisis involving Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire, Winfred Hammon, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization representative, said in a news release. The agency has created a task force to assess the situation, prepare an action plan and develop medium- and...

2008-10-23 09:00:23

Delta Air Lines has announced that it will launch a new service between the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, US and the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia, effective June 2009. According to the airline, the new service will make a stop at the Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde. Delta's new service between Atlanta and Monrovia will be operated using a Boeing 757 aircraft. Glen Hauenstein, executive vice president of...

2008-10-22 12:00:33

ATLANTA, Oct. 22, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL), the only U.S. network carrier to serve Africa, today announced it will expand its service to the African continent with the introduction of the first and only flight between Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Monrovia's Roberts International Airport, Liberia*. The service, which will make a stop at Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde*, will start in June, 2009. Passengers on...

2008-10-22 12:00:33

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines , the only U.S. carrier to serve Africa, today jointly announce that it will expand its service to the continent with the introduction of the first and only flight between Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Monrovia's Roberts International Airport, Liberia*. The service, which will make a stop in Amilcar Cabral International Airport on Sal Island, Cape Verde*, will start in June, 2009. "Delta is pleased to add Monrovia...

2008-10-10 12:00:28

Venga Aerospace Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VAV)(PINK SHEETS: VNGAF) (the "Company" or "Venga") announced today that it has entered into a funding and operating agreement (the "Funding Agreement") with Global Mineral Investments LLC ("GMI") and a number of investors to raise, by way of a non-brokered private placement (the "Offering" or the "Placement"), the sum of $535,000.00 through the issue of 10,700,000 common shares at a price of $0.05 per share. While insiders of the Company have...

2008-09-26 09:00:40

As the first Commitment featured at the Opening Plenary of the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Wednesday, Former President William Clinton announced the Adolescent Girls Initiative, an innovative public-private partnership between the World Bank, the country of Liberia and the Nike Foundation. Those present to announce the partnership included Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, World Bank Managing Director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Maria Eitel, President of the...

2008-08-29 12:01:04

KIG Mining Plc is a publicly traded (Symbol 5KM on the Frankfurt Exchange) gold and diamond mining operation company currently operating in the West African nation of Liberia. Our head office is located in the United Kingdom. Operations are managed through both the head office and our Canadian location in Montreal Canada. Our field office is located in Monrovia, Liberia. Company: KIG Mining Plc Headquarters Address: Thames House, Portsmouth Road Esher, Surrey KT10 9AD United...

Latest Liberia Reference Libraries

Pygmy Hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis
2012-09-05 10:16:33

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis), also known as the pygmy hippo, is native to western areas of Africa. Its range includes Liberia, with smaller populations occurring in Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. It prefers a habitat in swamps and forests, where a body of water is available to keep its skin moisturized. It is a semi-aquatic creature, and can perform tasks such as breeding or giving birth in the water or on land. The pygmy hippo is...

Zebra Tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi
2009-07-04 15:57:53

The Zebra tilapia (Tilapia buttikoferi) is a fish inhabitant to West Africa, specifically Liberia. This fish is an African tilapiine cichlid. The Zebra tilapia is a freshwater fish that is inclined to streams and rivers. For both aquatic and nutritious reasons, this fish has been imported and bred all over the world. The Zebra tilapia is a stunning cichlid. It is usually white or yellow with black stripes. This fish varies from light to black based on its mood. The stripes seem to fade...

2007-03-30 00:39:53

Tilapia buttikoferi is an African tilapiine cichlid fish that can be found mainly in West Africa, more specifically Liberia. They are freshwater fish that tend to live in rivers and streams. People have imported and bred these fish throughout the world for both aquatic and nutritious purposes. One spawn can supply an entire city, so breeding these fish is an easy process. The tilapia is a beautiful specimen. The fish is typically yellow or white with black stripes and can vary from very...

2007-03-26 18:06:20

Anomalochromis thomasi is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae, the only species in the genus Anomalochromis. It is a small cichlid growing to a length of 2.36 to 3.15 in (6 to 8 cm). The natural habitat of A. thomasi is Sierra Leone and Liberia, mainly in smaller streams. The fish are typically found in slightly acidic, oxygen rich water with other West African cichlid genera such as Hemichromis and Pelvicachromis.

2007-01-19 19:21:25

Long-nosed cusimanse or common cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small, diurnal member of the mongoose family. It is sometimes referred to as a dwarf mongoose. Description The long-nosed cusimanse has a vaguely weasel-shaped body with dark brown fur that is thick. It has a wiry texture down the back, and is fine and soft on the underside. It has short legs. It has a short, relatively stiff tail, long claws, small ears, small, dark colored eyes, and an elongated nose. Adult size...

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  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
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