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Archive for July, 2014

In such a time as this, Liberia needs revisiting the 'Disneyland of Highly Infected Apes'

In such a time as this, Liberia needs revisiting the 'Disneyland of Highly Infected Apes'

 By Wollor E. Topor            Yes! There are fascinating stories in medical research. Researching to find cures for deadly diseases like Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Marburg virus and hepatitis are remarkable and efforts, in these directions are not at all bad in and of themselves. It is good to remember this fact! Some of many health […]

In such a time as this, Liberia needs revisiting the 'Disneyland of Highly Infected Apes'

In such a time as this, Liberia needs revisiting the ‘Disneyland of Highly Infected Apes’

 By Wollor E. Topor            Yes! There are fascinating stories in medical research. Researching to find cures for deadly diseases like Ebola, HIV/AIDS, Marburg virus and hepatitis are remarkable and efforts, in these directions are not at all bad in and of themselves. It is good to remember this fact! Some of many health […]

Debating post independence-day issues, and Liberia’s development in the age of interconnectedness and Interdependence

Debating post independence-day issues, and Liberia’s development in the age of interconnectedness and Interdependence

Patience O. Coleman   Celebrating independence is an exciting historical moment for any country; but should not be a one-off activity. Liberia’s 167th birthday, which was observed on July 26, 2014, should continue to attract attention and reflections on some of our intractable constitutional, social, political, ecological, and economic challenges. Although not strange for many […]

Continuing the mistakes and practices of the past - Part I

Continuing the mistakes and practices of the past – Part I

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor The book of Proverbs in the Holy Bible is a collection of moral and religious teachings. Most of it has to do with practical, everyday concerns. Perhaps this is the reason elders in Africa start every discussion with a proverb. A memorable example is the dispute between former friends, Samuel K. Doe […]

Ebola: The virus of quick death: the socio-economic implications in Liberia

Ebola: The virus of quick death: the socio-economic implications in Liberia

By Romeo D.N. Gbartea                                                                                                                                          Introduction: The national vision 2030 research paper emphasizes how reactive the Liberia society is structured, thereby creating a condition for underdevelopment and other negative vices. Just see how Liberians continue to die of the deadly disease Ebola simply because the county is not proactive. The Country has a fire-truck approach. […]

Disasters can be avoided if we obey God and do good

Disasters can be avoided if we obey God and do good

  By Elder Siahyonkron Nyanseor                                     The world we live in is full of many surprises and misfortunes. Some are temporary, while others are avoidable; but most of them I believe are caused by man’s disobedience to God. It is regarding this, I am sharing my recent encounters with you.   As Griot and […]

"Toward breaking the cycle of missed opportunities in Liberia's history"

"Toward breaking the cycle of missed opportunities in Liberia's history"

By George  Klay  Kieh, Jr. This speech was delivered during the 167th Independence anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, sponsored by the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA), held on July 26, 2014 at the Joseph Boakai Liberian Community Center, Lilburn, Georgia.                               INTRODUCTION   Let me begin by expressing my thanks and appreciation to […]

"Toward breaking the cycle of missed opportunities in Liberia's history"

“Toward breaking the cycle of missed opportunities in Liberia’s history”

By George  Klay  Kieh, Jr. This speech was delivered during the 167th Independence anniversary of the Republic of Liberia, sponsored by the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA), held on July 26, 2014 at the Joseph Boakai Liberian Community Center, Lilburn, Georgia.                               INTRODUCTION   Let me begin by expressing my thanks and appreciation to […]

Why is Ebola in Liberia? What it takes to hear from Heaven to heal our Land!

Why is Ebola in Liberia? What it takes to hear from Heaven to heal our Land!

By Rev. Dr. William B. G. K. Harris Senior Pastor, International Christian Fellowship Ministries        A Pastoral Letter to the Nation on July 26, 2014   Lessons: II Chron 7:12-15; Proverbs 14:34; Ezekiel 22:23-31; Proverb 3:1-12 Text: 12 Then the Lord appeared to Solomon in the night and said to him: “I have heard your prayer and have chosen […]

Patrick Oliver Sawyer’s Ebola death a teachable moment for Sirleaf and the Liberian political class

Patrick Oliver Sawyer’s Ebola death a teachable moment for Sirleaf and the Liberian political class

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                I don’t know Patrick Oliver Sawyer, and I never met the young man, either. I understand, however, that he was a brilliant and vibrant young man who was full of life. So full of life and progressive ideas to move his country forward, he moved back home to Liberia from the […]