The Liberian government is warning all ECOWAS citizens desirous of residing or seeking employment in Liberia to “obtain an official ECOWAS bio-metric Identification card” before entering into such arrangement.According to Labor Minister Neto Zarzar Lighe, Sr. the new regulation is intended to properly inform government’s data management system in order to advise the “informal business sector” of the economy.Atty. Lighe explained that the move is in compliance with Regulation 17, Section 2, which came into effect on September 16, 2009 and as such, his ministry is “ready for a nationwide enforcement exercise.”The sixty (60) day ultimatum which started on February 26 and ends April 26, will have no extension, and as such, “ECOWAS citizens operating and or seeking employment within the informal sector of Liberia must obtain their work permits either in Montserrado or from the regional offices of the Ministry of Labor in the leeward counties in keeping with Category B.“Our offices are open from Monday thru Friday weekly and we encourage those concerned to take advantage because the entire process is less time consuming.“The entire process only takes 30 minutes so there is no need for the public to run from it.“This regulation requires that ECOWAS citizens who seek employment in the informal business sector are to pay a work permit fee of US$100.00,” the Labor boss said.According to him, all concerned are required to adhere to this mandate as violators will each be fined US$500.00 (five hundred United States Dollars).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Males in a similarly described green car robbed teenagers walking home from school an hour earlier near Bailey Street and Gregory Avenue, said Zuhlke. Whittier Police Department detectives were informed that one suspect lived in Anaheim, and they were investigating the case along with Anaheim Police Department, said Zuhlke. A suspect was arrested in Anaheim on Feb. 10, and police searched a hotel room there where he was staying. Police also searched a home in South Whittier that day and arrested two other suspects in the robberies, said Zuhlke. They recovered iPods and other property at both locations, he said. Zuhlke did not release the names of the suspects, stating that they are all juveniles. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was unusual,” said Zuhlke. “But what was of more concern was that they were targeting kids walking home from school. They brandished a shotgun and knife.” Whittier Union High School District officials sent out a recorded message to their students Friday night. “Over the past three days, students in Whittier and surrounding communities have reported they were aggressively confronted by a group of adult males as they walked home from school,” the recording stated. “We strongly encourage students to use safety precautions when walking to school, walking home, or walking around the community.” That day, two robberies occurred in Whittier, said Zuhlke. Males in a late-model, green compact car pulled up to a teenager waiting for a bus at Lambert Road and Gunn Avenue about 3:30 p.m. Friday, said Zuhlke. They grabbed his backpack, which was on the seat beside him, he said. WHITTIER – Police believe they have put a stop to a series of “drive-up” robberies targeting high school students. Three males, all under the age of 18, have been arrested and charged with robbing high school-age people wearing iPods, said Whittier Police Department spokesman Jason Zuhlke. The males are suspected of driving up to teenagers wearing iPods, and demanding their iPods and other valuables.