As the world celebrates International Women’s Day, Liberia’s women continue to lag in one crucial factor that plays a key role in development – literacy. Only 54 percent of women between the ages of 15 and 49 say they can read or write – significantly lower than the 77 percent of Liberian men who are literate.
On March 2, Creative Afrik held its second iteration of the Cane Juice Festival. The festival, billed as a celebration of Liberian culture, took place at the Liberian-owned Elizabeth Village Resort, a resort located along the banks of the Benson River, not far from Buchanan. The festival featured live performances, canoe rides, pool access, live art, and of course, cane juice shots.
The Armed Forces of Liberia could not practically repel attacks mounted by Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, or other regional countries, not to mention countries with highly equipped militaries. Think about this – if Liberia were to be attacked right now by another country, we would not, in all seriousness, depend on our army to protect us. Instead, we would appeal to the United States, ECOWAS, or the United Nations, to help us or levy sanctions against that country.
A long-rumored Marriott Hotel for Liberia is finally taking shape, as the hospitality management company, Aleph Hospitality, has announced an agreement with Marriott International to launch the first Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Liberia.
President George Weah’s administration has often celebrated paving kilometers of community roads as one of its major achievements since taking office. In fact, in his Annual Message to the National Legislature, the president touted the completion of the Doe Community and Chugbor roads as a reflection of his dedication to infrastructure.
Liberian Chid Liberty appeared on the ABC show Shark Tank on Sunday, January 13 to pitch his company, UNIFORM, to investors, known as the ‘sharks.’
The Monrovia African Pop-Up Shop has become a regular on the holiday shopping scene in Monrovia. Wilhelmina Myeonway Cooper of Myeonway Designs, started the twice-a-year fair to allow creatives and entrepreneurs to showcase their products. For every iteration, the pop-up shop changes locations.
Is it not time that President Weah calls on his partisans to tone down the violent rhetoric and the militarist imagery?