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Archive for June, 2013

Redemption hospital means a lot. Let’s treasure it!

Redemption hospital means a lot. Let’s treasure it!

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh              Redemption Hospital in the Borough of New Kru Town is built on a land that was once the site of a general market that served the residents of the area for a long time. During non-market hours or days, usually Sunday evenings, it was a popular spot where young men gathered […]

There are 33 million people with AIDS worldwide

There are 33 million people with AIDS worldwide

By Clemente Ferrer     The pioneers of research on Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) were French doctors Luc Montagnier and Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with the German researcher Harald zur Hausen, determined the human papillomavirus. The cruel scourge of AIDS kills about 2.8 million lives each year throughout […]

Who elected these people, anyway? Why?

Who elected these people, anyway? Why?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                      The Liberian congress is a strange place with strange characters. It is a place where legislators are elected to serve for seven and nine years respectively, only to live in the capital, Monrovia, far away from their districts and counties. It is a place where elected officials are Legislators In Name […]

Actress Angelina Jolie and breast cancer

Actress Angelina Jolie and breast cancer

By Clemente Ferrer       The Spanish Association Against Cancer has spread various information campaigns on breast carcinoma, designed to understand the desirability of early diagnosis to fight breast cancer. “My mother fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56.” So begins the article under the title “My medical choice“, which has been published […]

Mosquito larvae elimination: A pragmatic approach to malaria control

Mosquito larvae elimination: A pragmatic approach to malaria control

By Taiyee N. Quenneh         On April 25 this year, World Health Organization (WHO) member countries especially those burdened by the malaria disease celebrated World Malaria Day. The annual celebration, which began in 2007 is an opportunity for malaria-affected countries and regions to share their experiences, seek donor funding, and allow researchers and scientists to […]

Replacing Monrovia is a tough call: But Monrovia must go!

Replacing Monrovia is a tough call: But Monrovia must go!

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         I love Monrovia. I grew up admiring that old and rugged city as a child. It is a city on the hill surrounded by lakes, swamps, rocks and the Atlantic Ocean. Monrovia is where I was born decades ago. As the nation’s capital, Monrovia is the undisputed power among the 15 political […]

Remembering Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis (Tribute)

Remembering Archbishop Michael Kpakala Francis (Tribute)

By D. Garkpe Gedepoh      The news of Archbishop Francis’s death really hit home hard. I had the privilege of growing up around Bishop Francis as a child in Cathedral School. I was an altar boy at the Sacred Heart Cathedral for more than seven years, when he was consecrated bishop of the then Diocese of […]

As Liberia decry water shortage, Bill Rogers' foundation hosts major water event on Solutions

As Liberia decry water shortage, Bill Rogers’ foundation hosts major water event on Solutions

Moses Owen Browne, Jr An international conference aimed at seeking solutions to Liberia’s water dilemma is expected to kick off soon in the United States with several local and international actors in attendance. The week-long event is being held under the theme, “Never Let a Drop of Water to Waste”; and is being organized by […]

Religions for Peace Int’l mourns Archbishop Francis (Press Release)

Religions for Peace Int’l mourns Archbishop Francis (Press Release)

By Samuka V. Konneh The Inter-Religious Council of Liberia (IRCL) and Religions for Peace International, based in New York, say they are saddened by the demise of Archbishop Michael K. Francis, whom they described as a great leader and advocate for peace in Liberia. Rev. Kyoichi Sugino, Deputy Secretary General of RfP Intl., said they […]

Americo-Liberians: The 17th Tribe of Liberia - Part II

Americo-Liberians: The 17th Tribe of Liberia – Part II

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor        Part I of this series ended with the quotation from Frank Sherman’s book: “Liberia: The Land, Its People, History and Culture.” Part II will focus on the practices of a tribe or the behaviors of most tribal people.  Practices of a Tribe or the Behaviors of Most Tribal People. While the […]