Swedes spend millions on beauty

  Business is booming for the Swedish beauty industry. The revenue from the country’s beauty salons has increased by half a billion kronor since 2008, new statistics show. Swedes spend an increasing amount of money on beauty treatments, such as skin care, hair care, manicures and pedicures. “There’s been an incredible develepment in this industry compared to […]

Liberia to ratify Kampala convention

Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has reiterated the Liberian Government’s commitment to tackle the situation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) through the ratification of the Kampala Convention. The Kampala Convention is the instrument adopted by the African Union to protect and assist internally displaced persons in Africa. The convention, which was signed by African […]

World Bank support grows

World Bank Group support to developing countries rose sharply to $61 billion in fiscal year 2014 as the organization prepared for transition to a new operating model, up from $52.6 billion in FY13. “This tremendous ramp-up in demand for our services comes at a time when the Bank has been undergoing the most fundamental change […]

Climate Change: The race to adapt

In 2015 global policymakers aim to take decisions which may affect the futures of people like Momina. The outcome of the December 2015 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Paris, new development goals, and the successor to the Hyogo framework on natural hazards will be key. The climate deal will only be […]

African tourism is backbone for the future

Despite South Africa’s economy facing headwinds, the hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years in the wake of a number of inbound travellers into the African continent, according to a report issued by PwC recently (http://www.pwc.com). Nikki Forster, PwC Leader of Hospitality and Gaming, says: “Although South Africa’s economy has […]

Dr. Jones: Liberians should think big

The executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia Dr. Joseph Mills Jones has urged his fellow compatriots to change old habits by working hard and thinking big for growth of the country. “Liberians should roll up their sleeves and work hard by getting to the farms, building factories that will produce. Engage in small business. This will  […]

Suarez can stop biting

Brazil – Luis Suarez can learn to stop biting opponents but it will not be a quick or easy process, senior psychologists have said after the Uruguay striker bit Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder at the World Cup. Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, is under investigation by FIFA for the incident late […]

Last memory of a lost brother

His name is Lawubah Pewee Wealeh but some from his hometown Yeala, Lofa County, called him by his childhood name which is “Pewee.” Personally, I used to call him “Pewu” (just like most Yeala folks do), while he called me “Labay,” a popular name affectionately given me by peers from childhood. But Wealeh passed away […]

Nigeria faces great risk, needs protection

The spate of killings, abductions, destruction of infrastructures and properties by a bunch of mindless, lunatic and blood thirsty insurgents are becoming unbearable in Nigeria.   The country is at grave risk and severe action is needed to protect and secure the hope of the land.   The security and welfare of Nigeria are a cardinal […]

13 Liberians get life imprisonment

A Liberian criminal court on Tuesday affirmed trial jurors’ unanimous guilty verdict against 13 Liberians with a life imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison after a defense lawyers’ motion for a new trial was denied. Judge Emery S. Paye affirmed the verdict saying “evidence adduced in court by state lawyers were sufficient to convict the remaining […]