Rescuing The Awful Bardnersville Road: Can Gyude Moore’s Public Works Awakes From Slumber?


(First Published June 2015)
By D Kaihennneh Sengbeh/Freelance Journalist

Public Works Minister  William Gyude Moore
Public Works Minister William Gyude Moore

“They are sitting down and doing no intervention on this road,” he complained. By the middle of July if nothing is done at all, this whole Bardnersville road will cut from the rest of Monrovia,” the middle-aged citizen, riding on a motorbike along with this writer from Bardnersville Junction to Bardnersvile Estate, angrily lamented Wednesday evening (June 17, 2015).

By the time we arrived at our destinations, our trousers’ legs were already soiled as a result of the many pot holes filled with water that even the world’s best motorcyclist cannot escape.

While the just-come William Gyude Moore and his engineers might be restlessly working on revamping roads and bridges leading to the southeastern region for the hosting of this year’s Independence Day celebration (July 26), which is under only five weeks from now (at the writing of this article), his ability to adequately manage the country’s cumbersome infrastructure challenge is on the line in Montserrado — more especially in Gardnersville, Bardnersville, Johnsonville and Dixville.

Incontestably, citizens of all works of life are facing the bitter consequences of the deplorable conditions of the Bardnersville road that connects tens of thousands of Continue reading “Rescuing The Awful Bardnersville Road: Can Gyude Moore’s Public Works Awakes From Slumber?”

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PUL Mourns Death Of Journalist Herbert Johnson


The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has announced with great sadness the death of Journalist Herbert Johnson.

The Liberian journalist died on Monday, May 18, 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Medical Hospital in Monrovia, as a result of a liver disease, family members said. Continue reading “PUL Mourns Death Of Journalist Herbert Johnson”

WB Reports Continued Progress In Liberia; Says Uneven Picture In Sierra Leone In Ebola Aftermath


WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015—The return to work continues in Liberia, led by gains for wage workers and the rural self-employed, while the picture remains mixed in Sierra Leone, where urban youth and the non-farm self-employed continue to lag behind. This is according to the latest round of high-frequency mobile-phone surveys conducted in both countries by the World Bank Group and partners, in order to assess how Ebola is impacting people’s livelihoods. Continue reading “WB Reports Continued Progress In Liberia; Says Uneven Picture In Sierra Leone In Ebola Aftermath”

Brother’s Brother Foundation Makes US$50,000 Medical Donation To Redemption Hospital


Minister Jackson Paye making remarks and presentation on behalf of the Foundation at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia
Minister Jackson Paye making remarks and presentation on behalf of the Foundation at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia

One of the country’s major under-equipped health facilities, Redemption Hospital, Thursday (Feb 26) received medical supplies worth at least US$50,000 to strengthen it meet public health demands.

The donation was made by the Brother’s Brother Foundation, comprising a group of Liberians residing in Florida, United States of America. Continue reading “Brother’s Brother Foundation Makes US$50,000 Medical Donation To Redemption Hospital”

Success Of Fighting Ebola Thru Community-Based Approach — The Story Of Gaye Dukpaye Community


By D. Kaihenneh Sengbeh

The Ebola outbreak

Irish humanitarian Mrs. Adrienne Blomberg-Sarwahpue (along with Mr. Sarwahpue, middle) donating hand washing buckets and other anti-Ebola materials to the Gaye Dukpaye Community last September as Chairman Benedict Bropleh looks on
Irish humanitarian Mrs. Adrienne Blomberg-Sarwahpue (along with Mr. Sarwahpue, middle) donating hand washing buckets and other anti-Ebola materials to the Gaye Dukpaye Community last September as Chairman Benedict Bropleh looks on

“In Gaye Dukpaye, we are not only on the alert, we will also keep engaging everyone that we have not won the war,” Shadrack S. Chea told me right before a big white barrel donated by CHAP International. The barrel contained diluted chlorinated water for passersby to wash their hands. It is part of measures the community has employed to fight the Ebola outbreak since last year. “Wash your hands; Ebola is still here; we need to fight it…” Continue reading “Success Of Fighting Ebola Thru Community-Based Approach — The Story Of Gaye Dukpaye Community”

Liberian Journalists Undergo Environmental Reporting Training


1.Partial view of participating journalists in an engagement with an official of the EPA during a field trip of the training
Partial view of participating journalists in an engagement with an official of the EPA during a field trip of the training

The President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) K. Abdullai Kamara has welcomed the environmental reporting training for Liberian journalists as a significant initiative that is poised to help society save itself from the devastation of climate change.

Speaking Wednesday at the opening of the training organized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in Buchanan City, Kamara lauded the training as a useful activity that will prepare journalists to professionally report on the environment, in supporting human survival and sustainable development. Continue reading “Liberian Journalists Undergo Environmental Reporting Training”