Former Observer Bassa Correspondent is Dead

first_imgA former Grand Bassa County correspondent of the Daily Observer newspaper, John Gibson has died in the port city of Buchanan on June 8.He was 74.Gibson worked for the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Mercy Corps, National Bank of Liberia, now Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and a correspondent of Talking Drum Studio (TDS).According to Lee P. Gibson, son of the deceased, John Gibson graduated from the St. John’s Episcopal School in Bassa with several certificates and diplomas from vocational institutions around the country.The late Gibson was born on February 24, 1941. She is survived by his wife, Sunday-May Gibson and 15 children.The children include: Lee P. Gibson, James M. Gibson, Janjay Gibson (USA), Junior Gibson, Hawa Gibson, Naytay Gibson, Margba Gibson (USA), Almilton Gibson, Martee Gibson, Narsah Gibson, Paygar Gibson and Brumskine Gibson.Lee P. Gibson told the Daily Observer yesterday that his father worked for a few years with the Observer as a correspondent and did not have any other job before his death. “My father died from high blood pressure, which he suffered from for the last 2 years,” Lee said.The body of John Gibson body is currently at the Bedell Funeral home in Buchanan. Lee said his late father spent his life in Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties and was a member of St. Mary Central Church of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.“My father played a major role in the church. The wake keeping will be held on Thursday, June 18 and the funeral will take place on Friday,” Lee explained.The late John Gibson was also a member of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). 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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EPA Secures US$7.4M Grant from GEF

first_imgThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has secured US$7.43 million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to tackle some prevailing environmental problems in the country.GEF Operational Focal Point and Executive Director of the EPA, Madam Anyaa Vohiri, made the disclosure at the GEF National Portfolio Formulation Exercise Workshop held over the weekend in Kakata, Margibi County.According to an EPA release the workshop was meant for stakeholders to identify burning environmental issues and synergize them for implementation.Madam Vohiri said the money will be used by the government to execute environmental projects in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, sustainable land management, Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), international waters and chemical management.She noted that only sincere deliberation that will lead to the identification of environmental issues affecting Liberia’s developmental agenda can pave the way for speedy solution environmental related issues.The GEF was established in 1991 to assist in the protection of the global environment and to promote sustainable environmental development.Participants in the one day forum were drawn from relevant government line ministries and agencies as well as GEF implementing partners, including the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), African Development Bank, Environmental NGOs Coalition, Academicians, youth groups, and among others.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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