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Archive for May, 2012

Poverty is tearing the middle class apart in the hell of the "New Poor"

Poverty is tearing the middle class apart in the hell of the "New Poor"

By. Clemente Ferrer    The horror that saddens us the most is the one closest to us. Alejandro Toledo, commercial director, sensed anxiety while walking through the city center. “It was on a pedestrian street. I stumbled upon someone I knew that was walking out from a Caritas cafeteria. Many things roamed through my mind. […]

Poverty is tearing the middle class apart in the hell of the "New Poor"

Poverty is tearing the middle class apart in the hell of the “New Poor”

By. Clemente Ferrer    The horror that saddens us the most is the one closest to us. Alejandro Toledo, commercial director, sensed anxiety while walking through the city center. “It was on a pedestrian street. I stumbled upon someone I knew that was walking out from a Caritas cafeteria. Many things roamed through my mind. […]

Presidential appointments fall short of making a difference

Presidential appointments fall short of making a difference

By. Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh  Every time I read news out of Liberia it seems President Sirleaf has made yet another presidential appointment in her administration. President Sirleaf must be enjoying her history-making appointments, which are not making any significant difference in the country, and the few Liberians who are handpicked to fill those positions are just happy […]

A "Smart Defense" for NATO is an "Invincible Defense"

A "Smart Defense" for NATO is an "Invincible Defense"

By Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Gunter Chassé and Dr. David R. Leffler    The 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago on May 20–21 is one of the most important diplomatic meetings of the year, with leaders from around the world in attendance. According to the official NATO website, the Summit will “principally focus on three main themes“: […]

A "Smart Defense" for NATO is an "Invincible Defense"

A “Smart Defense” for NATO is an “Invincible Defense”

By Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Gunter Chassé and Dr. David R. Leffler    The 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago on May 20–21 is one of the most important diplomatic meetings of the year, with leaders from around the world in attendance. According to the official NATO website, the Summit will “principally focus on three main themes“: […]

Stem Cell, Yes; Embryonic Cells, No

Stem Cell, Yes; Embryonic Cells, No

By Clemente Ferrer    The Court of Justice of the European Parliament adopted a dictum by which embryonic cells must be legally regarded as human embryos, since they are capable of developing into a human being. Human life begins from the first moment of conception. The human embryo has a life of its own. Benigno […]

Mayor Mary Broh sweeps Monrovia ahead of July 26

Mayor Mary Broh sweeps Monrovia ahead of July 26

By. Moses Owen Browne Jr.    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf first appointed Mary Broh as Special Project Coordinator a little over six years ago. Because the entire city was so bad and crowded with makeshift market structures; huge trees, street peddlers, gangs, car loaders, and shoe shine boys, her job was basically to clean the city, […]

A Tribute to Sherman Brown

A Tribute to Sherman Brown

  By D. Garkpe Gedepoh   As a child, I was privileged to have met Sherman Brown, the radio and television legend when I frequented the Ministry of Information where my mother worked at the time. Like Jonathan Reffell, G. Henry Andrews, Joseph Gbayou and Jesse Karnley, Sherman Brown became a household word in radio […]

A Tribute to Sherman Brown

A Tribute to Sherman Brown

  By D. Garkpe Gedepoh   As a child, I was privileged to have met Sherman Brown, the radio and television legend when I frequented the Ministry of Information where my mother worked at the time. Like Jonathan Reffell, G. Henry Andrews, Joseph Gbayou and Jesse Karnley, Sherman Brown became a household word in radio […]

Prostheses that Cause Breast Cancer

Prostheses that Cause Breast Cancer

By. Clemente Ferrer    Breast surgery is the second most executed esthetic intervention around the world. A lot of women are asking themselves if their prosthetics is the Prosthesis Poly Implant (PIP), which has been withdrawn from the market (www.pipfrance.fr). Galician authorities found that a company was producing a type of silicone prosthesis that was […]