CDC, IOM Train 25 BIN Officers in Intense Border Screening

first_imgThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have trained 25 officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN)  in intense border screening to detect Ebola.Speaking at the start of the joint training of trainers’ workshop in Monrovia last Friday, BIN Commissioner Cllr. Lemuel Reeves admonished his officers to make use of the training, as it is intended to protect our borders against the recurrence of Ebola and other infectious diseases.“The training is intended to intensify the screening process of people coming into the country, especially from Guinea, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone, to ensure that our borders are secure and safe now that they have been declared officially opened by President Sirleaf.”The Immigration boss continued, “[The trainers] are building your capacity so that you may be able also to  train your colleagues  assigned at the different border points across the country, because you  are the ones that will be taking over the security of Liberia when our partners leave.”Commissioner Reeves said the training is also important, especially with Liberia’s neighboring countries experiencing new cases of Ebola which could keep Liberia from being announced Ebola-free by the World Health Organization (WHO) if cross border transmission continues.  For his part, CDC’s Senior Advisor Philip Talboy said the training was important because the immigration officers were the first line agents at all the borders and as such they need to be fully prepared to ensure that people are properly screened before entering the country.Talboy meanwhile assured officials of the BIN that more BIN officers would be trained.Also speaking was IOM Project Manager, Lind Andrew, who said the training is important because it will keep cases of the virus from reaching the population.Andrew said the IOM will continue to support the BIN in its post-Ebola activities to ensure that BIN provides good services to the Liberian people.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, May 16

first_img Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers… 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season after the 24-year-old agreed personal terms with Real Madrid, with only a transfer fee to be negotiated. (Marca) Real Madrid are looking to re-sign Juventus Champions League hero Alvaro Morata. That switch could see Karim Benzema move to Arsenal, Manchester United or Liverpool. (Daily Star)Stoke plan further contract talks with Asmir Begovic next month — but Mark Hughes admits the keeper now holds all the aces. (The Sun)Paris Saint-Germain have made a move to sign Chelsea keeper Petr Cech. The Czech star has been linked with Arsenal. (Daily Mirror)West Ham are to step up their bid to land Rafa Benitez after deciding he is their first choice to replace manager Sam Allardyce. (Daily Mail)Christian Benteke has been told: Don’t blow your Euro 2016 chances by leaving Aston Villa this summer by manager Tim Sherwood. (Birmingham Mail)James Milner will quit Manchester City to join Liverpool, instead of Arsenal, on a free transfer. (Daily Mirror)Tottenham Hotspur have not given up hope of landing Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin this summer with Arsenal having widened their midfielder search. (Daily Telegraph)And here are the latest transfer rumours…Barcelona chief admits interest in Inter Milan star and Man City targetTransfer blow! Liverpool and Arsenal target will not leave Barcelona this summerPetr Cech latest: Jose Mourinho expects goalkeeper to stay at ChelseaMarseille join Newcastle and Southampton in race for Ligue 1 starNo chance Man City will sell Sergio Aguero, claims Manuel Pellegrini amid Real Madrid interestExclusive – Brendan Rodgers confident Raheem Sterling will sign new Liverpool dealExclusive – Tottenham will not sell Harry Kane to Manchester United, insists Spurs team-mateTransfer latest: Man United to bid £45m for Tottenham’s Harry KaneExclusive – Jordon Ibe to sign new Liverpool contract, reveals Brendan RodgersInter Milan boss Roberto Mancini says he ‘has not gone quiet’ on signing Man City star Yaya ToureMarseille eye summer swoop for Tottenham flopReports: Southampton open talks with Nantes over defenderManchester United battle it out with Bundesliga side for Torino starLiverpool suffer blow in race for Serie A starExclusive – Liverpool target described as a ‘terrific young player’ by Brendan Rodgerslast_img read more