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Couple of years ago, an obscured Liberian health practitioner George Werner, saw and thrust himself into the orifice of Liberia politic as a low level civil servant at Liberia Civil Service Agency (CSA).Mr. Werner, like many Liberians, who left the shores of the once burgeoning Liberia when the nation was plunged into self-destruction, returned home after “pursuing successful careers” to contribute his quota to Liberia; a tiny West African nation emerging out of a blood pool of civil strife.Upon his descent on home soil, he was quickly swamped by the frustration of working in Liberia, the slow pace and “don’t care attitude”. The nation fraught with the ghost of the civil war had yet to dust itself up and embark on a whole new epoch of development and prosperity. The education sector like virtually every fabric of the society, which was downgraded by years of conflict, remained in tatters and was simmering in the abyss due to poor planning and poor policy decisions on the part of stakeholders.Despite the frustration, George plunged himself into a lecturing position at the Catholic-run Stella Maris Polythenic- molding minds for “Leadership and service” hence contributing his quota to the nation anemic education sector.Before his arrival on home, the Liberian bilateral scholarship was run by the Scholarship Department at the Ministry of Education. The system at the Education Ministry was replete with bribery and corruption. Even though there were exams for awarding scholarship, many reports had it that the biggest bidders were the ones arrogated the scholarships.This plagued the two branches of Government until President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf formed an Inter-Ministerial Scholarship Committee headed by Robtel Pailey, one of the world’s rising young foreign policy tsars, a Liberian clean slate; and author of the acclaimed novel —-Gbagba- to lead the new committee with George playing second fiddle to her.Following few months of occupying their new portfolios, the committee saw a revolution and overhauling of the scholarship scheme as they formulated new policies in awarding scholarship based on merit and increased allowance of Liberian students abroad.Prior to their appointment and even today, There are a lot of talks of President Sirleaf thrusting American Educated in government at the expense of locally educated Liberians, who go through rigorous humiliation for education in the rough terrain of Liberia -battered by endless protests by students at various campuses of higher education.However, while on a visit to Education Ministry, I engaged in discussions with the Ministry head of scholarship- as we hobbled on. He muttered: “The children from America know how to manipulate the system and get their way.” Just that -I think in this case Robtel and George manipulated the system for the better to cater to the welfare of Liberian students and land scholarship to deserving students. His dispensation- led me to think he is out of touch with reality and only corroborating what have been said of the fraud at the scholarship committee under the Ministry of Education.Fast forward, Robtel would later go on to Britain for further education hence thrusting George into the limelight.When I first met George at the time he was still a fiddle tactician to Robtel, as expected, with my awful pronunciation which used to send utter annoyance through the spine of Kenneth Y. Best (KYB)- I struggled to pronounce George’s surname (Werner).As he tortured me on how to rightly pronounce his surname name, he made the horrible mistake of telling me the origin of his surname. He remarked: “It is a German name”. That got me pissed because we are trying to find our place and identity in the galaxy. I felt it was troubling to hear a senior brother muttering such verbiage.Though I despise his utterance of Werner been German, George is certainly displaying an aura of German discipline, creativity and industry ever since taking over the Scholarship Committee and now as head of the Liberia Civil Service Agency (CSA), giving a bout of hope and inspiring many young Liberians.Where he has lacked the German character is the myth that German are humorless because anyone who met George will attest that though the Liberian German chap is of the Jesus belief, he enjoys our vulgar and permissive society of rude jokes and free expression and that might be one reason while he is being successful at his jobs.Recently, it was amazing to hear President Sirleaf has named George Werner Health Minister-designate to replace the anemic Dr. Walter Traub Gwenigale. This is a tough position even more so when the country is experiencing the scourge of Ebola. George, who was recently christened the human Ebola has now been given the lead role to purge the lethal virus out of the country.As the Daily Observer noted in its editorial: “The New Minister’s Next Challenge Is to Develop a Master Plan for the Rebuilding of Liberia’s Entire Healthcare Delivery System. This must ensure that modern hospitals are built in places where they do not yet exist, including Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Grand Kru, River Cess and Sinoe Counties. And where they do exist, the hospitals must be seriously revamped and modern equipment installed, including specialized equipment for radiology, dialyses, heart, dental surgery and ophthalmology procedures, to list a few”.When he is confirmed by the Liberian Senate, George will also need to set up a robust Nutritional, Herbal and Alternative sector in the Health Delivery system. As someone who is battling ailment for ages now, I have taken affinity to novel herbal and alternative medicine which has given me a shriek of relief. Liberia is blessed with a raft of rain forest and great trees, flowers, which possess powerful medicinal properties that could be used to poach diseases. I am not against conventional medicine but as we all know Pharmaceutical companies have been raiding nature ladders for years and it will be great were George to formulate a program to support and train young Liberians in the discipline of Alternative and herbal medicines.This will not only aid our health sector, it will provide income for Liberians and contribute to the country Ecosystem as more flowers, trees, and herbs will be grown. Another area, The new Health Minister could concentrate on is to set up special scholarship scheme at the Ministry of Health pen agreements with most Scandinavian countries which have Free universal tertiary education that will ensure health workers and medical students get education in a whole host of areas in the medical field.This is a critical juncture in our nation’s history especially for the health sector- and with the outpouring of good will from friendly nations, we should not let this window of opportunity shut down without making the proper and perennial changes to our health care system. It is our hope the Legislature will rescind their earlier decision thus confirming George for the position.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NPA Managing Director, Bill TwehayThe newly appointed managing director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Bill Twehway has assured the public of the Coalition for Democrat Change (CDC) led government’s commitment to develop a more vibrant port sector that will enhance trade and economic prosperity in the country.Mr .Twehway said President George Weah is desirous of developing all the country’s sectors, including the seaports – making particular reference to the Port of Buchanan, which Twehway said will be considered one of the new transshipment trade corridors for the country.Twehway said as part of government’s vision to improve commerce and trade, plans are underway to modernize the Port of Buchanan to create competition by easing the challenges associated with importing and clearing of goods.He envisages a port where importers and citizens of neighboring countries will have quality services through an inter trade facilitation to foster growth and development.Mr. Twehway said the Port of Buchanan, when developed, will be used as the main trans-rail corridor for the shipment of Guinean minerals to Liberia.“This port will be developed so our port users will not import their goods through other ports or travel to Guinea by road just to make use of that port, because of the services. Rather, we expect our port to be a rail transshipment corridor so as to enhance trade, create jobs and boom our economy,” Twehway said.He made the disclosure when he paid an assessment visit at the port of Buchanan over the weekend.Earlier, the Co-chairman of the Board of Directors. Matthew Gweh, called on the employees to be loyal and committed to the entity, while the Deputy Managing Director for Operations, Christopher Wisner, pledged cooperative teamwork, exuberance and passion to duty as a hallmark for successful administration.The Buchanan Port Manager Oretha Myers and the local county officials committed their fullest support to the accomplishment of the government’s vision for the port.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Hundreds of vendors who ply their trade at the Lusignan Market, East Coast Demerara (ECD), are calling on the higher authorities to reverse the decision of the Mon Repos/ La Reconnaissance Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) to remove them from the current market location.Over 300 vendors, some of whom are sole breadwinners for their families have been thrown into a state of frustration following the NDC’s decision. This decision came due to the road expansion project currently in progress on the East Coast of Demerara.A section of the Lusignan MarketDuring a visit on Friday at the Market location, Abdool Ahmad, a vegetable merchant, related to this publication that for the past eight years, he merely depends on selling his produce to maintain his family.“I depend on this business here to take care of my family, I have four kids to mind….I would not like for this market to move because where they taking us at Annadale is in a fine street and all of us here at this market cannot fit in that fine street. If the market move it’s going to really throw us out of business, we cannot sell the amount of provision or whatever we selling in that area” he affirmed.Ahmad, together with all the other vendors, are strongly opposing the NDC’s decision to relocate them.According to the vendors, the proposed site for the new marketplace is a desolate area in Annadale, ECD, in which they are more vulnerable to being robbed since there is little to no proper vending facilities as well as security.A section of the proposed market locationOne vendor described the area as “a hole” since there is not enough space, proper lighting or water sources, and no washroom facility. These vendors believe that they will be subjected to significant losses if the market is relocated.Tajmaul Jagram, a poultry vendor for over 25 years, told Guyana Times that the relevant authorities should allow them to continue vending at Lusignan since they only ply their trade at a specific day in the week.Additionally, one vendor identified as Shaheed Ahmad has also complained that Chairman of the NDC, Ayube Mohammed has been issuing threats to have their stalls and other belongs destroyed due to their reluctance to relocate to Annandale.The vendors were given until January 27 to relocate but they refused to comply since the inconveniences outweigh their gains. (Leah Hernandes)
…US seeking extraditionGuyanese businessman, Shervington Lovell, has been arrested in Jamaica for suspected drug trafficking. This was confirmed by a source close to the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU). Lovell is the owner of Tower Hotel on Main Street, Georgetown.Arrested: Shervington LovellIt was reported that Lovell, who had been under CANU’s radar and that of international investigators for a lengthy period, was arrested along with two others as soon as they arrived in Jamaica on a flight from Guyana.Guyana Times understands that the hotelier is expected to face several charges of drug trafficking along with money laundering.A vessel, purportedly owned by Lovell, was also intercepted which is suspected to be used by the businessman to ship the illicit drugs from Jamaica to St Maarten.According to reports, authorities in the United States have filed eradication proceedings for Lovell in connection with drug trafficking to the US.A CANU source has confirmed that Lovell and several other persons have been under the agency’s radar since 2010.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – The three billionaires who run online search leader Google Inc. will settle for a $1 salary again this year while four other top executives will receive raises of $200,000 apiece, according to documents filed Monday. It marks the third consecutive year that Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have limited their salaries to $1. It’s a sacrifice that they can afford because they have gotten rich off their large stakes in Google, whose stock price has more than quintupled from its initial offering price of $85 in August 2004. Page and Brin are each worth about $14 billion while Schmidt’s fortune stands at $5 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of the nation’s wealthiest people. The salaries of four other Google executives are climbing from $250,000 in 2006 to $450,000 this year. They are: Robert Eustace, senior vice president of engineering and research; Omid Kordestani, senior vice president of global sales and business development; Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president of product management; and George Reyes, the company’s chief financial officer.
“We want to talk about recycling in the Peace; how it has changed and how it can change again,” the event page reads.A variety of environmental and city representatives will be available to talk about the Multi Material B.C. program and how it affects the Peace Region. The City of Fort St. John will also be there to talk about the possibility of bringing curb side recycling into Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The speakers will include Karen Mason-Bennett with NEAT, Paulo Eichelberger with the Peace River Regional District, Ken Rodgers with the City of Fort St. John, and Ken Griffins with Eco-Depot. The event runs Wednesday June 25, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Edinson Cavani illustrated why he is attracting interest from the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United this summer with a quick-fire brace for Uruguay.The PSG hitman probably won’t score an easier double in his life, tapping home and converting a penalty during the reigning Copa America champions’ 5-1 thrashing of Guatemala.Cavani is reportedly unhappy with his role in Paris, where he is frequently utilised as a makeshift winger to accommodate the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimovic.The video of his two strikes, plus the rest of the highlights, can be found above…
THE NORTHERN Lights have made a stunning return to the skies above Donegal.Just before midnight last night the enchanting green glow lit up the horizon over Inishowen.Adventurer Bren Whelan, who took these images, said: “It was a wonderful and early return for the Northern Lights.” Meanwhile below was the view at Malin Head – as captured by the Farren family who Ardmalin Caravan Park. Stunning! PICTURE SPECIAL: NORTHERN LIGHTS MAKING STUNNING RETURN TO DONEGAL SKY was last modified: September 10th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ardmalin Caravan Parkbren whelanMalin Headnorthern lights
VAR may not have cleared up that goal instantly, but it would have cleared up the Liverpool goal and that it should not have stood, the ball was moving when Alisson kicked it out, that’s not even debatable, that’s simple rules.— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) November 11, 2018 In the words of Charlie Austin “VAR this VAR that! How many wrong BIG decisions will it take for the @FA to do something. Obviously full time referees isn’t enough! #madness— Michael Ball (@bally03) November 11, 2018 Mirtovic (second from the end) appeared to be onside no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury ⚠️ VAR NEEDED ⚠️”You can forgive the linesman that.”The argument for VAR rolls on… pic.twitter.com/lf9H7Dr9XE— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 11, 2018 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 MONEY Another brilliant day for VAR. it’s looking more embarrassing every passing week that it’s not in the @premierleague. Onside goal denied Fulham…and Liverpool score moments later…— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) November 11, 2018 Salah was bearing down on goal just seconds after the controversial incident My days, Fulham got their goal chalked off for a clear onside and then in the process, Liverpool score. This is why VAR is needed. Double blow for Fulham, this is a hard blow to take.— Igbafe Onuwa (@omomo14) November 11, 2018 You’ve got to feel for Fulham.Not only were the Premier League strugglers wrongly denied a priceless goal at Anfield, they conceded just seconds later. Latest Football News REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 With VAR Liverpool are mid table team. More than 7 decisions their way this season. They should be 6th.— Guardiolista (@Guardiolista01) November 11, 2018 ADVICE huge blow Fulham were on the back foot for much of the first-half, but they had chances of their own too.Ryan Sessegnon spurned their best opportunity when he dragged the ball narrowly wide with only Alisson to beat.But their hard work was undone in 14 seconds of madness, and calls for VAR in the Premier League will only grow louder after yet another injustice.Here are the best tweets: So Southampton and Fulham have perfectly good goals disallowed, Watford and Bournemouth have clear penalties denied and Cardiff score an offside goal… but VAR slows down the game 🤷♂️— Jake (@jakedmat01) November 11, 2018 BEST OF Liverpool score after Mitrovic effort ruled out for offside (I think wrongly) really is time we had VAR, really tough on Fulham— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) November 11, 2018 Aleksandar Mitrovic appeared to be level with the right boot of Andy Robertson before nodding home from Tom Cairney’s cross on 40:32, but the goal was ruled out for offside.And the Whites were still recovering from their disappointment when Trent Alexander-Arnold released Mo Salah, who made no mistake to put the hosts 1-0 up on 40:46.To add insult to injury, the ball was moving when Alisson took the free-kick which set Liverpool moving. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card