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first_imgDear Editor,Regarded by many as one of the finest buildings in the Caribbean, and claimed to be the most beautiful example of Gothic architecture in the capital city of Georgetown, Guyana, City Hall is in dire need of extensive repairs and restoration. That is a fact no one can deny.After years of neglect and lack of maintenance, this 128-year-old magnificent structure, built in the 19th century between 1887 and 1889, has been allowed to ‘fall apart’ before our very eyes. Claimed to be the most beautiful example of Gothic architecture, it has become a landmark for tourists visiting Guyana.How could this have happened?Unable to prevent the further deterioration and possible collapse of this historical heritage site, allegedly due to resource constraints coupled with the lack of maintenance over the years, there can be no excuse for further delay. After restoring local democracy in 1994 following its electoral victory in 1992, the PPP/C restored local democracy to its rightful place. Those who try to deceive portray a different story.This is a matter of national importance, and must be given the priority it deserves. The City Hall is not only a National Treasure, but is also regarded as a World Heritage Site.Mr. Francis Maude, a specialist Conservation Architect, conducted a public session at the Regency Hotel last year, where plans for the new design were outlined at a session organised by the National Trust of Guyana.Mr. Raghunandan Krishnanand, a Guyanese anthropologist by profession, and I participated in the discussions, which included Ms. Nirvana Persaud, the CEO of the National Trust; the Head of the Guyana Heritage Society; a representative of the National Archives; students of architecture from the University of Guyana, and their lecturer Mr. Hernandez.Representatives of the University of Florida explored using the latest 3-Dimensional laser technique to investigate how to proceed as accurately as possible with the preservation of this deteriorating structure.A meeting was later held this year at Moray House, located at the corner of Quamina and Camp Street, where they presented and discussed their findings.The final two-day workshop held in May 2018 was aimed at saving the historic but decrepit City Hall, as the final plans were presented to participants.The Guyana National Trust, in collaboration with a team headed by Mr. Francis Maude, and Mr. Ed Morton whose specialty is structural engineering, and including Ambassador of the European Union Delegation, Jernej Videtic, were participants; as were the Mayor, Town Clerk and City Engineer, among others.According to the Head of the National Trust, Nirvana Persaud, who launched the session, the aim of this workshop was to focus on preparing a comprehensive restoration and sustainable conservation management plan for the restoration of City Hall.This Plan, funded by the European Union (EU), was intended to guide City’s Hall refurbishment, and its sustained preservation is now ready for implementation. Town Clerk Royston King had reportedly stated this of workshop on Wednesday: “An estimate that was done years ago had put the repair works at more than $400 million, which would have increased significantly over time.” The city, it was reportedly said, will be exploring a public-private partnership to fund the works, and is expected to consult with various stakeholders soon.It is now in the national interest to implement this plan as a matter of national importance.So, where we do go from here needs serious consideration if we are to succeed in a project of this magnitude.The recommendation on the way forward in the form of a motion presented at the statutory meeting of the Council held on Monday 23rd July 2018 was jettisoned by the Mayor, who had chaired a special meeting earlier.The Mayor insisted that the motion was not necessary, as a decision to form a broad-based committee with her as the head had already been made.Issued with the threat of forcible eviction, I decided to leave in protest. Not to be undone, the Mayor, apparently in a fit of anger, ordered the City Police to escort me from the Chambers out of the duly constituted statutory meeting, and also to escort me out of the compound in what I consider unwarranted and highly unprecedented action.This is certainly not the way to achieve unity at the level of the Municipality.It is recommended in the aborted motion that it is essential that this structure be restored and maintained in its original vintage state as far as possible. Steps to be taken to achieve success in the actual rehabilitation of this project should include:1. Establishing a broad-based action committee to plan implementation;2. Efforts to garner needed resources;3. Transparent and accountable mechanisms to ensure efficient and effective monitoring and implementation.It is further proposed that the above process must involve consultation with important stakeholders at all levels and stages of this operation, emphasising integrity and checks and balances be put in place to ensure integrity and proven track records of contractors be first established.It is further recommended that this broad-based action committee be composed of nominees from the Georgetown Municipality; Central Planning and Housing Authority (CHPA); Central Government, including the Parliamentary Opposition, the Guyana National Trust, The European Union, Civil Society, Private Sector, the Guyana Heritage Society, and the Diaspora.This is the Georgetown Municipal Council’s dilemma. Things are falling apart both ‘literally and figuratively’ as it prepares for the upcoming Local Government Elections scheduled for the 12th November 2018. This is not an issue of garnering funds alone, or even votes; much more is involved. As the saying goes, ‘there is more in the mortar than the pestle can pound.’The Kitty Market renovation, which is still incomplete after nearly three years of slothful activity, with little or no accountability of money spent, scope of work undertaken, or a comprehensive work report or plan seen or examined by full Council, is still not available to Councillors, much less citizens.The citizens of the Municipality of Georgetown are anxious for change and development. We can truly make Local Government Reform the catalyst for change and development it is intended to become, once local representative democracy is given a chance to evolve and grow rather than being stymied on almost a daily basis.The Restoration of City Hall is a project of national and international Importance, providing an opportunity for all of us to work together to make this a dream we can realise.The refusal to accept the re-submitted Motion on the Restoration of City Hall, and the futile attempt to silence me as a duly elected Councillor at the last Statutory Meeting from presenting views on how we should proceed with the restoration project is not new.The real issue of why I left the meeting in protest is the view that there should be a decision for a broad-based committee to be established and headed by the Mayor, Her Worship Patricia Chase Green. This does not stand, since the Special Meeting from where this recommendation was made was non quorate.In other words, this decision is not valid, since there was no quorum when it was made (see minutes of Special Meeting held on Thursday July 12th in the Council Chambers. After being silenced again, I left, saying clearly to all present, ‘I am leaving this meeting in protest.’ As a result, the meeting lacked the required quorum. This is the issue being contended. It makes me wonder where we are heading.Yours sincerely,Khame Sharmalast_img read more

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first_imgA Police rank was expected to depart Guyana early this morning for Trinidad and Tobago to uplift the DNA results from samples taken from the decomposed body, suspected to be that of British teen Dominic Bernard.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the rank is expected to return with the results as early as this evening.The relatives of the murdered teen are awaiting the DNA results before arrangements are made for a funeral service.Eighteen-year-old Bernard came to Guyana late last year to spend some time with his Godbrother Aaron Hing of Kildonan village, Corentyne. However, he mysteriously vanished and his body was found three months later, a few villages from where he was expected to stay while in Guyana.After the teen was reported missing by his father in January, local Police launched an investigation which led to the arrest of Hing and his friend, Staymon George. The duo subsequently confessed to beating and burying the young man.They reportedly took some £2000 and the teen’s camera and video making equipment; some of which they allegedly sold while they disposed of others.They later admitted that they had collected the teen from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on October 14, 2015, and on their way to Berbice, they stopped along Sheriff Street where they ate and drank a few beers.As investigations continued, the Police arrested Jameel Sinclair who subsequently took law enforcement officials to an area behind Nurney Village and pointed out where he buried the teen’s camera and its components. Sinclair admitted that he was promised payment to hide the teen’s belongings on the night he was fatally beaten.Shortly after, the Guyana Police Force charged Hing, 22; George, 23; Krystal Thomas, 20; Sinfinee Henry, 39, and Sinclair, 20, for the murder. They were remanded to prison on the indictable charge.However, on Tuesday, Thomas, Henry and Sinclair were granted bail by the High Court after an application was filed on their behalf. The petition was heard and granted by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry at the Demerara High Court.Bail was granted in the sum of 0,000 each on the condition that they report to the Whim Police Station every two weeks, beginning this Friday if bail is posted.last_img read more

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first_imgWidespread consultations overrule an expeditious timeframe as it relates to constitutional reform, President David Granger stated as he explained why his administration was unable to fulfil its manifesto promise toPresident David Grangerensure draft recommendations are presented to the National Assembly for approval within nine months.During an interview on ‘The Public Interest’ TV programme, President Granger explained that it is impossible for such a magnitude of undertaking to be completed in nine months.He outlined that the availability of a framework for constitutional reform is an indication of the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition’s determinedness in keeping its promise.Moreover, he underscored the importance of the consultation process.“I have asked for the process to be consultative because we have had different opinions on the constitution since in the mid-1970s and I feel the people of Guyana should have a constitution that is not subjected to acrimony,” the President said.In this regard, he stated that those in charge of the constitutional reform process must embark on widespread consultation across the country in order to capture the concerns of the public.“I would like to see more than rushing to timeline, I would like to see thorough consultations countrywide and those consultations must be countrywide and not boardroom consultations,” he said, noting that those leading the charge must travel to the various outlying communities to get the citizens’ views on these matters.According to the APNU/AFC Coalition Election Manifest 2015, it will ensure the establishment of a Constitutional Reform Committee with a mandate to complete consultations, draft amendments and present same to the National Assembly for approval within the first nine months in Office.With more than a year gone, Cabinet is still in the process of reviewing the report of recommendations on constitutional reforms submitted by the Steering Committee.The report was handed over to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on April 30, 2016 by Convener and Chairman of the Constitutional Reform Steering Committee (CRSC), Attorney Nigel Hughes.The committee was established by government last August to define the scope of the actual reform process, and formulate the terms of reference and mechanisms for consultation to establish a Constitution Reform Commission (CRC).It is expected that a CRC will come on stream and it is this commission which will effect the changes to the Constitution.The report recommends the reduction in the powers of the presidency, among other matters.The manifesto had outlined the need to rebalance the powers and responsibilities of the Prime Minister and the President in a manner meant to reduce abuse, avoid conflicts of interest, and facilitate the more efficient execution of state functions.Previously Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo had noted that it is critical for changes to the constitution prevail before General and Regional Elections 2020. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

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first_imgA Police officer burst into tears on Monday after he was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates Courts slapped with one count of robbery.Carthe Edeu, 33, called “Sticky”, of Lot 53 Lambert Street, Sophia, and Mazaruni, Bartica made his appearance before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Edeu pleaded not guilty to the offence which alleged that on January 1, 2016 at Baramita, Essequibo, he robbed Michael Elliot of $16,000 and two silver bangles valued $60,000.The defendant told the court that on the day in questioned he was called and told of the offence of which he had no knowledge.However, Elliot told the court that the defendant tied him up and knocked him unconscious after which he made off with the articles.Prosecutor Jones objected to bail due to the gravity of the offence and to the fact that violence was used.The defendant was placed in the custody of the Guyana Police Force and the matter was adjourned to August 15 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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first_img– bail refused, sentence deferredForty-year-old Alister Bess, of 167 Charity Public Road, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), was on Tuesday remanded to prison on two counts of breaking and entering and larceny.Appearing before Magistrate Sunil Scarce, the defendant faced four break and enter and larceny charges; with Bess pleaded not guilty to two of the charges. For the guilty charges, bail was refused until statements are filed.It is alleged that between August 22 and 23, at 167 Charity Public Road, the defendant broke and entered the dwelling place of Telma Bess, and stole a flat screen TV valued $65,000, and one gas bottle valued $10,000.After the Administration of Justice Act was applied for the matter to be tried in the Magistrate’s Court, Bess pleaded not guilty.Police also alleged that between August 15 and 16, at Charity water front, Bess broke and entered the stall of Mahendra Sasenarine. During that incident, the accused allegedly stole a Sony laptop computer valued $120,000, an external hard drive and a Husky took kit. The total cost of the stolen articles was $215,000. He pleaded guilty to this charge.According to the facts presented, Sasenarine secured his stall and went home. At around 08:00h, the Virtual Complaint went to his stall where he discovered the padlock broken. The Police were then informed and Bess was arrested. The computer was recovered at a West Bury farmer’s home.Between August 26 and 27, the Police also alleged that the defendant broke into the stall of Romesh Doodnauth and stole 100 sunglasses valued $300,000. He also stole two boxes of bulbs and 24 umbrellas. The value of the stolen items was placed at $480,000. Bess pleaded not guilty to this charge.The Police further alleged that on August 26 and 28, at Charity back street, Bess broke into the dwelling place of Torenda Evans. Several ladies dresses, a blanket, lunch bags and umbrellas were stolen. The total cost of the stolen items amounted to $46,500. The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.After the charges were read, the defendant told the court that he is a drug addict and that he was sorry. He said too that he is going through domestic issues. The court also heard that most of the stolen articles were recovered and returned. The defendant spent 18 months in prison in the past for a larceny charge.The defendant is expected to return to court on September 19, to face the charges levelled against him in the case of theft against Romesh Doodnauth. While he is to remain in custody, a request was made for the presentation of a probation report.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Friday last presented 25 students with bursaries following their successful completion of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) Examinations.The awardees represented the top 25 children of uniformed ranks and civilian employees of the GDF who attained 75 per cent or greater at the NGSA, a statement from the army said, adding that the students will receive the award every year for the next five years.80 bulls and 40 sheep were slated to be sacrificed in honour of this year’s Eid-ul-Adha celebrationRaoul Nicholls of Queen’s College, Jamahl Cort of the Bishops’ High and Javier St Claire of St Roses High were the top three awarded.Lieutenant Colonel Dwain Jervis encouraged the awardees to always aim for high ideals, adding that while they have completed the NGSA, this was just the first step.“So continue to work hard for the next five years so you can celebrate even more when you successfully complete the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations. I would like to see some of you in the top one per cent or achieve at least 10 subjects. Continue working hard, Don’t Stop!”Jervis also encouraged the students to maintain the level of focus and not fall prey to the many distractions which abound.He congratulated the awardees and extended the sentiments to their parents and dearly encouraged them to continue to support their children.Top awardee Raoul Nicholls expressed gratitude to the army for the gesture.He assured that he and the others are grateful and honoured to be recipients of the bursary and promised that they would heed the advice given.The GDF began awarding bursaries in 1974 and this group of awardees brings the number of recipients over the years to 880last_img read more

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first_imgNow that the National Legislature has demonstrated significant progress in the passage of the Anti-Drug Law, the Director of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Anthony Souh, has acknowledged that the fight against narcotics and other harmful substances has become legal and enforceable.Expressing his delight with the passage of the Anti-Drug Law at an occasion commemorating International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26 at the William V.S. Tubman High School, Mr. Souh said, “Today, we are extremely glad to inform you that the much desired or expected laws on drug have been passed by the Legislature.  We are glad that a legal instrument has been carved to deal with the situation like in other countries.”Furthermore, Mr. Souh indicated, “We are glad that laws that will narrow the existence of drug trafficking and make the society safer and healthier have been passed.”According to the DEA Director, the Drug Enforcement Agency considers the development a “Dream come true,” noting that in the absence of a decisive legal weapon, no society can fight and defeat drug culture.He also indicated that the narcotics trade remains the worst enemy of any given place in the world, a breeding ground of so many crimes which are detrimental to human survival, and that the fight against it amounts to  the fight against assorted crimes.In this regard, Mr. Souh stressed, “It takes strong legal weapon to overcome the fight.”He asserted that as the law has spoken, everyone is obliged to comply with every term expressed therein, noting, “Compliance means breaking partnership with drug traffickers; exposing drug users, and protecting the law that it may be able to protect us all.”Commending the National Legislature and the Executive on the passage of the law, the DEA boss said, “We believe that passage of the anti-drug law has carved a good image of our nation, which has been vulnerable for so long.  The law is certainly the shield and garment for the entire nation, and as nation and people, we should ensure that the law sees its intended purpose.“Let’s firmly hold our victory and our legal rod and chase out drugs from our land. Let me acknowledge the efforts our partners in the premier achievement.  The battle has begun and we will count on them to help us in the fight, and will need more logistics and required drug fighting materials in the fight,” Mr. Souh said.Giving the keynote address during the occasion, Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor expressed delight that after some attempts to rid the nation of the menace of drugs, the National Legislature has finally amended and passed the new provisions.Senator Taylor said, “These new provisions finally institute a framework which provides offenses, penalties, and punishment for illegal drug use, sale and trafficking.”The Bong County Senator pledged Government’s commitment to allotting the required funds, equipment and personnel that will make the Drug Enforcement Agency and other related Security Agencies fully functional in order to implement a more robust plan of action which will drastically reduce the alarming rate of drug use, abuse and trafficking.Meanwhile, at the end of the observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, some quantities of drugs were publicly burnt.The drugs were previously arrested from traffickers and stored to be burnt on this day as is customarily done almost every year.Narcotics disposed of included 724.71kg marijuana worth US$89,523, heroin in the amount of 743.685 gram with an estimated worth of US$223,105 and 208 grams of Cocaine valued at US$104,000.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgOur Roving Reporter, Sanitation and Fisheries Correspondent Edwin Fayia has been writing a series of reports on Liberia’s southeastern region, some good news and some bad.  The good news is that that region is Ebola-free, for now. The bad news is that the southeast is plagued not only with very bad roads, but more seriously, with atrocious (appalling, awful) sanitation, especially in Harper, capital of Maryland County.We think it is a great blessing that Ebola has not yet touched that sub-region, and  we pray that it remain that way.  But we there is a lot we can do to ensure that it remain free from the virus: we need to help Maryland, especiallyHarper, clean up the sanitation mess there, especially along the city’s beaches.  According to Correspondent Fayia, these beaches, which are supposed to be attracting throngs of tourists for enjoyment, are the scenes of something totally different, defecation.  It is sadly  to the beaches that people go to ease themselves.If, therefore, we want the southeast to remain Ebola-free, then the government, the county and city administrations and all the people should, as a matter of urgency, seriously attack the sanitation menace in the southeast, especially Harper, Cape Palmas, and make the whole clean.  The people should start using their beaches for recreation and enjoyment, not as toilets.The same was true a year or two ago before Maritime Commissioner Binya Kesselly organized several crews of sanitation workers, at Maritime’s expense, to clean up Monrovia’s beaches, from South Beach to West Point, to Claratown, to Logan Town, to New Kru Town.  This has brought great relief to the people in these communities.But what is the link between poor sanitation and Ebola?  The Chief Medical Officer of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, Dr. Billy Johnson, told the Daily Observer on Sunday that poor sanitation causes the Ebola virus to spread faster. “That,” he said, “is why we find the virus spreading so much faster in poor socioeconomic communities that anywhere else.”Dr. Johnson recalled that when Ebola first attacked Zaire (Congo) few years ago, one town of 400,000 people with no running water, no electricity and very poor sanitation was devastated by the virus, leading to so many deaths.  That brought worldwide attention to the Ebola virus.  Dr. Johnson appealed to city managements throughout the country and the government as a whole to give priority attention to good sanitation, because it is in poor sanitary environments that the Ebola virus thrives, and spreads quickly.  It is conveyed through sweat and other body fluids, urine and feces.  So when we have people urinating and defecating all over the place, we are then asking for more Ebola trouble, not less.The JFK Chief Medical Officer spoke of a documentary currently being shown on ELBC Television called NOVA EBOLA, which tells the story of the poor village in Zaire that was consumed by   Ebola.  He advised that the station replay the video many times and share it with other television stations because it will help people understand the relationship between Ebola and poor sanitation.The point we are trying to stress in this editorial is that all of us should get involved in maintaining proper sanitation in all our neighborhoods.  Those who live in neighborhoods where garbage is indiscriminately thrown about should become good and caring neighbors and put a stop to it.  We should alert the appropriate authorities and ensure that they DO something to improve the situation.  Today, no one in any neighborhood should sit supinely and permit people to throw garbage indiscriminately about.Besides, we appeal to all city governments and to the Ministries of Health and Social Welfare and Public Works to join in the fight for proper sanitation throughout all capital and other cities and all communities around the country.  This is definitely one of the essential ways to fight Ebola.Dr. Johnson reminds us that the Ebola virus is “very fragile.”  It fears heat, cleanliness, good and proper sanitation.  The Virus cannot thrive in decent, clean and safe environments.  Cleanliness is key to prevention.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgNational U-23 soccer squad, Satellites also known as the Liberia Olympic football team, is expected today to host triple Super Cup title holder, BYC I, in continuation of friendly engagements at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia. The time is 8:30am.Today’s match may likely conclude the final selection of the 20-man squad against Ghana’s Black Meteors in Accra in the 2015 CAF Cup U23 finals first qualifying round on Sunday, April 26.A successful two-leg tie against the Black Meteors would see the Satellite (U-23 Lone Star) play Congo in the second qualifying round.If the Satellites (U-23 Lone Star) survive that test too, they will face Nigeria in the final qualifying round, which looks like a difficult qualification route for the Thomas Kojo’s boys.The April 26 encounter in Accra would be the junior national soccer team’s first appearance on the continental scene, since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in March-2014.A month ago, two Liberian football clubs, BYC FC and Fassell were ejected on a 2-1 and 4-3 aggregates, which football analysts have graded the two sides of relatively performing satisfactorily having been match-rusty for over eight months owing to the pandemic.The Secretary General of the LFA, Alphonso Armah told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday via mobile phone that the Thomas Kojo’s boys would depart the country next Wednesday, April 26 to get acclimatize to the Ghanaian hot weather.The 2015 CAF U-23 Championship qualifying rounds will decide the participating teams of the 2015 CAF U-23 Championship, a youth football tournament organized by CAF for the under-23 national teams of their member associations. A total of eight teams will play in the final tournament, to be hosted by Senegal.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgRenowned Catholic Sister, Mary Laurene Browne, OSF, an educator and president of Stella Maris Polytechnique in Monrovia, turns 72 today Thursday, February 26.She told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that she is dedicating her 72nd birth anniversary to God, family and community members, but particularly to the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters, where she achieved the sisterhood.Today’s celebration, according to her, promises to be low key, meaning not too many  activities.  “I just want to sit with family, congregation members and friends to thank God Almighty for keeping me safe and sound to date, having gone through the turmoil of the Liberian civil war.”Born in 1943 in Gadetarbo Chiefdom, Maryland County, Little Mary, as she used to be called by her parents who predeceased her, first attended the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Parish Day School.Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David A.T. Browne and Elizabeth Toe had then divorced when she was only six.“When I completed my first class at the AME Parish Day School, I later enrolled at Our Lady of Fatima High School in Harper, Maryland County. I then travelled to the United States of America after finishing Our Lady of Fatima High School and attended Alvernia College (now university),” Sister Mary Laurene told the Daily Observer at her Capitol Hill office in Monrovia.Upon completion of her college education at Alvernia, she entered the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters Convent in Reading, Pennsylvania. That was about 51 years ago, and she has remained faithful as a full time Catholic Sister up to the present.What is amazing about Sister Mary Laurene Browne is that at age 72, she is strong, energetic, focused and devoted as she goes about doing her daily routine as president of the Catholic-run Stella Maris Polytechnique and proprietor of Spiritan Demonstration School.She says,  “At age 72, I remain strong, so I give all to God who preserves me for His purpose, for which I am grateful.” She recalled that during the 14-year Liberian civil crisis, “things became very difficult psychologically, socially, economically, etc, but thanks to God, He has been so good to me.”Dream for Country’s EducationAs a renowned educator, Sister Mary Laurene Browne, holds the view that the improvement of Liberia’s education sector requires the collective efforts of all, irrespective of status.“I may be right or wrong, but I believe that the education system of this country will improve when most Liberians recognized that formal education is important. I don’t think that is happening because all of us need to make the sacrifice, and until that is done, we will continue to be at the level where we are, because this is not only the responsibility of authorities at the Ministry of Education (MOE), but everybody’s business, including the government.”The Catholic Sister believes that the will is lacking on the part of Liberians to embrace education, “because the generation became mature   during the war years without obtaining any kind of formal education.  So all of us have to take the responsibility to improve the sector.”She has, meanwhile, called for the continuation of the anti-Ebola preventive measures instituted by health authorities across the country and at the campuses of the various schools that are now actively functioning.By that, she believes that Liberia will eventually win the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD).“My appeal is that all Liberians, including the foreign residents, continue to abide by the guidelines set by health authorities in the fight against the EVD so that we may live because the disease is so dangerous and deadly.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more