October 2016

Adolescent Girls Urged to Cultivate Professionalism

Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister Julia Duncan Cassell has called on adolescent and younger Liberian girls to hold themselves to the highest standards and cultivate a new culture of professionalism.

Minister Duncan Cassell, speaking in Gorblee, Grand Bassa County, on Wednesday at the EPAG Round-4 graduation, urged the over 60 young women to use their acquired skills to serve themselves and Liberia well.

EPAG is the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women’s Project.

Pepperbird Bound for Freedom has 75 poems, representing his 75 years.

Tipoteh Publishes, Dedicates 2 Books

Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh the well-known Liberian politician and activist has published and is about to release two new books on the market. “Bite and Blow” and “Pepperbird Bound for Freedom,” were dedicated on the observance of the author’s 75th birthday this year.

The first book, “Bite and Blow,” is about growing up in and growing up out of poverty, portraying that it is possible to know the sources of poverty and how to end it through non-violent means.

Amb. Zhang (2nd from left), with Dr. Nelson and the Embassy staff, said CI will soon introduce lower level lessons of the Chinese language

Chinese Language and Culture for Primary, Secondary Students

The Confusion Institute (CI) at the University of Liberia (UL) has said it will introduce Chinese language lessons and culture to primary and secondary school students in Liberia soon.

CI co-Director Dr. Huang Baiqing made the disclosure recently when Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue visited the institute at the UL campus.

Rev. Williams attend a training session in South Sudan where the trainees were excited for the program

Alfalit Goes to South Sudan

A major education decision taken at Alfalit International’s headquarters in Miami, Florida, United States, has resulted in the announcement that it will expand the adult literacy program to South Sudan, Africa’s newest independent state.

The entity’s training coordinator in Liberia, Reverend Jerome Williams, said Liberia was selected to spearhead the Sudanese project “because she (Liberia) performed very well.”

Fortune 500 Firm NEC Eyes Investment in Liberia

Global Japanese firm NEC, known primarily for its technology and related products, is exploring possibilities for investing in Liberia in areas of energy and communication technology, the Executive Mansion has announced.

During a working luncheon tendered by NEC for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Pretoria, South Africa, the Deputy CEO of NEC Africa expressed his Company’s strong desire to invest in Liberia. He said NEC is strongly positioned to contribute to Liberia’s reconstruction drive through direct private investment into key sectors of the economy.

Africa’s Electricity Providers Can Be Profitable, Affordable, New Report

A new World Bank study outlines how Sub-Saharan Africa’s struggling power utilities can be financially viable and at the same time make access to electricity affordable for the poor.

Currently, only one in three Africans has access to electricity and for those who do, power outages can be common as cash-strapped utilities struggle to maintain steady, reliable supply because of lack of investments in their aging infrastructures.

Time to Unite against Deception and Corruption in Gbarpolu County

For years now, one of Liberia’s newly created counties, Gbarpolu, has been the scene of political drama, evidenced by the attempted sale of the two earth moving equipments purchased by two of the county’s administrative districts from their portion of the county development funds; the election of Senator Armah Z. Jallah as President Pro Temp of the Senate, which witnessed Gbarpolu County Senator Daniel Flomo Naatehn (of the same County) serving as campaign manager for Sen.

What Did Rep. Forh Really Expect?

There is a fundamental principle in law that states: “When you come to equity, you must come with clean hands.”

Yet, Edward Forh, Representative for District No. 16 of Montserrado County, sued the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, its Chief Medical Officer, Chief Administrator, Head of Internal Medicine and several others for what he called “criminal negligence” that he claimed led to the death of his daughter Nakita on September 27 last year during the height of the Ebola crisis.


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