Inspiration of the week: "Don't miss the forest for the trees. Some people make the mistake of letting the problems of today derail their dreams for a bright future. See your challenges as stepping stones, rather than setbacks, to reaching your goals."
Education on Viral Hepatitis in Liberia: SPECIAL DEDICATION TO FUSTINA PUCHU JOHNSON
Don’t allow this to happen to you; know the signs of hepatitis
NO MEDICINE MAN! NO POISIN DRINKS! NO HERBS! GET HELP! SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE EARLY!
Oh if I could have saved her life, or help through her pains; or comfort her with curing words, it would have all been good today. Hepatitis (Yellow Jaundice , viral hepatitis C transmitted by oral and sexual contacts) kills slowly but painfully.
Too often we relate belly pains, headaches, fever and yellow jaundice to common illness and find comfort in self diagnosing ourselves. Culturally, we as Liberian are taught from a very age how to self diagnosis. Unfortunately, hepatitis C virus moves slowly, quietly and can be fatal. This paper is intended to race awareness of Hepatitis Virus through-out Liberia. Although some stages of hepatitis are incurable, in Africa due to low health measures, but its good to know where to start. Never SLEF DIAGNOSE. GET HELP! Full article...
President Sirleaf Off to Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, for G8 Summit – a First for Liberia
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Sunday, June 16, 2013) President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has departed the country to participate, at the invitation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, in a luncheon meeting of the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland – the first time that Liberia has been included among African leaders invited to the Summit of the world’s leading economies.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader will join three other African leaders invited to the Summit: the Chairman of the African Union, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn; the President of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma; and President Macky Sall of Senegal. Full story...
Liberian President, Vice President Meet with Make Group Delegation from South Korea; Construction of Millennium Village Complex to Commence within Months
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – June 13, 2013) A delegation of the Make Group, a South Korean-based investment company specializing in Africa’s development, paid a courtesy call on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia on Thursday, June 13. Also present was Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr.
Members of the high-powered delegation included James Juhee Han, Chairman and Proprietor; Jungsuk Ryou, President; Michael Youngdae Jeon, Vice President; Sukjoo Kim, Representative Director, Siheung Industrial Development Agency; Kyonga Ahn, General Manager; Sangjun Park, Media Consultant; and George Dweh, Make Group Representative in Liberia. Full story...
A New Vision for Monrovia
By Wynfred N. Russell
In the last few years, the city of Monrovia has gone through a dramatic transformation under the leadership of acting Mayor Mary Broh. From the unsightly piles of garbage at nearly every street corner to the stench of wastes flowing through open drainages; the City is now an oasis of hope and promise. Ms. Broh has inspired many Liberians to take pride in their capital city as the champion of the value of cleanliness. It is now time to build on her legacy and take the City to even greater heights with the structures and systems she put in place and with the dedicated staff she left behind. Full article...
LPRC TO THE RESCUE OF DISASTER VICTIMS IN GRAND BASSA
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, (CSR), the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company, (LPRC), made a huge donation of building materials and food items to more than twenty five homes in two communities, Peerchuzohn and New Buchanan in Grand Bassa County.
The donation was made as a result of a major storm disaster that destroyed more than thirty homes with the roofs of houses completely destroyed leaving many families homeless.
Well noted for its desire and willingness to assist the needy, the LPRC in a quick impact manner due to such a national disaster went to the aid of the affected families. Full story...
Liberia, Japan Sign US$50 Million Somalia Drive Grant
Monrovia, June 10, 2013: The Governments of Liberia and Japan today signed a US$50 million agreement for the reconstruction and expansion of the Somalia Drive. The Somalia Drive is an important economic road link that stretches from the commercial sector of Red Light in Paynesville outside Monrovia to the economic sector of Freeport on the Bushrod Island.
Monday's signing ceremony followed a Detailed Design Agreement that was signed in March of this year between both governments. Full story...
Solo-truck crash on Monrovia – Gbarnga Highway claims 6 lives, injures 2
Traffic investigators from the Bong County Highway Patrol are still trying to piece together the events that led to a deadly single-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of six and left two injured. It was an accident many witnesses felt helpless to watch.
According to police, the devastating accident occurred around 12:15 p.m. Saturday near Gbartala, Yellequelleh District, Bong County. Witnesses said the driver of a white and blue commercial truck was traveling northbound at high speed, when he apparently hit a pothole and lost control of his vehicle, which veered to the left side of the highway, traveled approximately 100 yards, crashing on its side, spilling its contents near the front porch of a small dilapidated house. Full story...
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