Editorials

Without Bloodshed, The Gambia Finally Freed of Jammeh: Ellen, ECOWAS Are to Be Highly Commended

Saturday, January 21, 2017 marks the day on which the suffering people of The Gambia were finally freed from the tyranny of their brutal and murderous dictator, Yahya Jammeh.

Ever since he assumed power in a bloodless military coup d’état on July 22, 1994, overthrowing the elected government of President Sir Dawda Jawara, The Gambia’s first President, this ruthless and murderous dictator, Yahya Jammeh, ruled that country with an iron fist, tolerating absolutely no freedom of thought or expression. Anyone who dared to speak out was immediately incarcerated and even murdered.

Humanitarians, Please Help Save Genevie’s Life

Our Women’s Columnist, Claudia Smith, ever concerned about her fellow Caldwellians and other people in distress of one kind or another, on Wednesday reported on the critical condition of a 21 year-old Caldwell woman who may be dying if humanitarians do not come quickly to her rescue.

Genevieve Stemn returned home from school one day in July 2016 bitterly complaining of severe pain. She had eaten a bit of attiéké, a famous Ivorian-Nigerian dish, and was later diagnosed with food poisoning.

Poor Liberia—Again Ranked at the Bottom in Infrastructure Worldwide

This newspaper has often asked the question, what kind of people are we?

This question becomes even more relevant today as the latest report on Liberia by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reveals the alarming report that our 169-year-old nation, Africa’s oldest Republic, is still lingering in rank at the bottom of the global infrastructure index—both social and physical.

NASSCORP Has Done It Again!

After erecting that beautiful, imposing structure at ELWA Junction, which now houses the Liberia Revenue Authority, the National Social Security Corporation (NASSCORP) quickly acquired the property next door and is now putting up another multistoried building, which they say is to be used for a diagnostic center to help modernize the nation’s healthcare delivery system. This new building is very near completion and NASSCORP Managing Director Dewitt von Balmoos yesterday told the Daily Observer that the diagnostic center should be in operation by mid-year.

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