The Minister for State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. is dead
(Monrovia, Liberia – Saturday, July 23, 2016) The Government of Liberia announces with profound regret and sadness, the death of the Minister for State for Presidential Affairs, Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. in his 71st year. Minister McClain was also the Chief of Staff to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
According to an Executive Mansion release, the State and Presidential Affairs Minister, and Chief of Staff to the President of Liberia died on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at about 2:25 am Central African time at the Wilgers Life Hospital in Lynwood, Pretoria, South Africa.
Minister Dr. Edward B. McClain, Jr. was born on November 18, 1944 and would have turn 72 in November of 2016. He died following a period of illness.
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Wednesday, July 20, 2016) The Inter-Ministerial and Agencies’ Steering Committee on Liberia’s 169th Independence Anniversary has released the Calendar of Events to mark the observance with unarguably Liberia’s only medical doctor, who is also a renowned biomedical research scientist, an inventor, and political activist at the same time, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, M.D., selected as this year’s National Orator.
Dr. Nyan, who hails from Killepo-Towroken, River Gee County, holds a degree in human medicine from the Humboldt-Universität-University zu Berlin Medizinische Fakultät – Charité in Germany. He completed his postdoctoral fellowships at the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in the United States of America. Trained in infectious disease research, Dr. Nyan has over a decade of experience working in public health systems in pathogen diagnostics and the development of affordable diagnostic tests for underprivileged communities. Read more...
In an effort to upgrade the educational standards at its Alma Mater, the Ricks Institute Alumni Association USA, Inc. (RIAA USA Inc.) headquartered in Washington, DC, USA, launched the first ever Virtual Educational Program (VEP) in Liberia which will begin the opening of school in September 2016. The Virtual Educational Program (VEP), is the signature program of the administration of the current National Chairman of RIAA USA, Inc., Mr. Dave Llewellyn Dixon, CPA.
Following discussions with the leadership of Ricks, Dr. Olu Menjay, earlier this year, the National Chairman, through the very capable leadership of his National Program Chairman, Mr. Rocheforte Padmore, concluded arrangements for the establishment of the Virtual Educational Program. The intent of this program is to ensure that the educational system at Ricks Institute is upgraded to a State of the Art educational system with the most current, and best available, educational tools and materials currently used in the USA and other parts of the world; students and teachers at Ricks will be taught by professors through the web/online from the US and other parts of the world. Read more...
Monrovia, Liberia, July 13, 2016-Lonestar Cell MTN has sharply reacted to the Press Release issued by Cellcom GSM as political and would like to set the record straight. Lonestar Cell MTN is the largest tax paying phone Company and has the ability to offer better promotions as Cellcom or any GSM company at any level, but will not do so at the detriment of the Liberian Economy. In our fifteenth year of operation, Lonestar Cell MTN is resourced to compete against any service provider on promotions or innovative services.
In a release, Lonestar Cell MTN warned Cellcom against politicizing the telecommunications sector and projecting itself as the only cellphone company that is in the interest of the Liberian People. The company noted, as a good Corporate Citizen it has the right to sound an alarm and inform the Government against negative tax collection in the cell phone industry. Read more...
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – Tuesday, July 12, 2016) In an effort to enhance the activities of the Center of Excellence and to meet up with the EU Chemical, Biological and Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) Initiative, the Liberia CBRN Team has ended a four-day technical and training workshop with a call on government to support the national team.
According to a Foreign Ministry release, the four-day exercise which brought together stakeholders from the Armed Forces of Liberia, Liberia National Police, National Fire Service, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, the Executive Protection Service, amongst others, was held at the Gabriel L. Dennis Foreign Service Institute recently.
The exercise, which was conducted by European Union experts on CBRN and supported by the Center of Excellence of the African-Atlantic Façade region under the supervision of the National Focal Person on CBRN activities in Liberia, Assistant Professor Martin Scott-Tabi was meant to build the capacity of the CBRN national team on crisis detection, preparedness, prevention, response and recovery techniques in line with international best practices and standards. Read more...