Dear Editor,Of late, we find ourselves complaining in the ‘fake-news’ reality, facts seem no more important than opinions. In 1980 Asimov wrote “Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”. When I read the claptrap opinions of GHK Lall, I marvel at Asimov’s prescience.Whenever I read one of the remigrant’s vapid opinions I wonder at how someone so full of fluff could have survived in the high-performance world of Wall Street financial analysts. I can only assume that GHK re-migrated and got a job teaching Economics at Marion High School because he was not very successful at analysing anything that required examination of facts and arriving at logical conclusions.I may be incorrect, but the fact that no trapping of success accompanied GHK home, leads me to conclude he was facing penury. On GHK’s return, he used a moped to move himself and members of his family around in modest style, as many as three at one-time; that is a fact, not an opinion. The opinion is that based on these facts, he (Lall) should be careful about offering opinions on others who have enjoyed measurable success in their chosen professions.Lall’s mode of transport changed when APNU/AFC got into Government. To paraphrase Dr Jagan, GHK was suddenly another “jackass living a Cadillac lifestyle” at taxpayers expense. This newfound ‘success’ seems to have gone to the head and GHK has appointed himself the sole arbiter of all things PPP; He knows who should be President, who should be PM, GHK ascribes ‘insider’ knowledge to himself and imagines scenarios and offers his opinions as fact.The fact is Lall knows little of the workings of the PPP; he should offer opinions on his fellow geriatrics in Granger’s cabal. Do they like Prakash for PM? Why is he not on the campaign posters? Will Granger choose Lady Macbeth as his Prime Minister instead? The early pointers are there for keen political analysts, but I would prefer to comment after these issues move from the realm of speculation to the world of reality.Editor, the fact is we can offer countless opinions on the choices made by political parties we do not support; we should never, however, offer opinions as facts. Where can we go if ignorance is deemed as good as knowledge? GHK said if things do not go his way “then out comes the other passport”. Given that he is well beyond the age of retirement, I would venture that Lall’s long-overdue return to his home and the attendant welfare benefits paves the way for a younger person to move into the job held by a member of Granger’s geriatric cabal.GHK can/should go and take a few more dual-citizens with him; Guyana would be a better place for their departure. This is an opinion based on the facts.Respectfully,Robin Singh
The late Keith Wilson, a Liberian entrepreneur and international businessmanLiberian International Entrepreneur Mr. Keith Errol Wilson, a prominent Liberian and international entrepreneur, died suddenly on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Aspen Medical in Sinkor.Keith was born September 11, 1948 in Jamaica, the West Indies, unto the union of Mr. Cyril and Evelyn Wilson. The couple emigrated to Liberia in 1964 with their children and immediately opened a successful butchery business at Clay Street, Monrovia.Keith went to school in England, where he studied at the Wolverhampton Grammar School.Upon their arrival in Liberia, Keith enrolled in Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University), for a year, before traveling to the United States, to complete his studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and obtained a degree in Economics.In 1972, Keith married Miss Euphemia Morgan. The marriage produced two children, Richard and Lisa. Keith subsequently married Diana and they had a son, Keith.He returned to Liberia in 1981 and went into private business. Later, he served the Monrovia City Hall as Chairman of the Council, during the administration of the late Mayor Lafayette Johnson.Keith remained in private business until the war. When he left Liberia, he engaged in several international business enterprises including working in Mexico and Europe.Keith met his wife Miss Tetee Marie Therese Mathelier in Miami, Florida in 1993. They returned to Liberia in 1997 and married on May 21, 1998.In 2001 Keith and Tetee moved to Rome, Italy where he ran his software development company until 2009.Later in 2009, they relocated to Oxford England, and continued his tech business. A year later, he returned to Liberia and got involved in construction.Keith’s parents and siblings, Elaine and Richard Wilson, predeceased him.He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tetee Marie Therese Wilson; his four children, Richard, Lisa, Keith and Michael, all in the United States working as young professionals; his only surviving sibling Michael Wilson and his wife Pauline. His mother-in-law Evelyn Mathelier, several in-laws including Ms. Monique Mathelier Kouwenhoven, Cllr. Oswald N. Tweh, several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends in Liberia, USA, Jamaica and the UK.Family and friends will celebrate Keith’s life on Saturday, November 23, at 3 p.m. at the Marshall Athletic Club in Marshall, Margibi County.The Rev. Charles B. Roberts of the Faith Healing Temple of Jesus Christ will officiate the service.In fulfillment of his wishes, Keith remains will be cremated and later scattered in his birthplace of Jamaica.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
*DISCLAIMER: The subtitles to this video are fake – in reality, Zlatan wouldn’t sign for a Premier League club because the Premier League club would sign for Zlatan.Reports have suggested Paris Saint-Germain would consider cashing in on Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, but could he be headed for the Premier League?The rumour mill has Arsenal and Manchester United linked with the Swedish star.But could he end up at Stoke?Check out the video above to see what the man himself had to say. And then read our totally legit translation if you don’t happen to be fluent in Zlatan.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tharp had been deputy director of the Civic Engagement Initiative at the University of Southern California, where she studied and mentored L.A.’s nascent neighborhood empowerment movement. She took the department over after years of City Hall’s systematically undermining efforts to give power to the neighborhoods. There may not be anyone as uniquely qualified as Tharp for the job as head of DONE. But it’s important the mayor find and appoint someone who will continue Tharp’s work. That person must believe that the neighborhood councils will be the saviors of democracy in Los Angeles, and must not micromanage the movement. That’s a tall order. But L.A. deserves nothing less than another friend of the neighborhoods. Neighborhoods lose a friend in late DONE chief THE tragic and untimely death Sunday of Carol Baker Tharp, the recently appointed head of Los Angeles’ Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, leaves the future of the neighborhood councils uncertain. Tharp had only joined the department in February. The appointment of the enthusiastic scholar of neighborhood empowerment brought new hope that city officials would become more of a help than a hindrance to the some 100 neighborhood councils. But fate intervened when just months after taking her dream job, she had a recurrence of cancer. This is a sad week for Tharp’s family and friends. And it’s also a sad week for neighborhood councils, who lost a friend and advocate in Tharp. Her work improving the city’s NC system had just begun.
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