Indian Community Offers Crematorium

first_imgThe Indian Community Thursday, July 31, offered the Liberian Government the use of its crematorium for the burning of the remains of anyone who has died from the Ebola virus.The Indian Community made the offer following President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s announcement to the nation on Wednesday, July 30, that the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoSHW) and relevant agencies are to consider the cremation of all victims of the deadly Ebola virus.According to the President, the measure “is intended to avoid tampering with the dead and contaminating water sources.”At the National Ebola Task Force (NETF) meeting Thursday, President Sirleaf reiterated that the option for cremation was still open. However, before she made this statement, Health and Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, had stated that remains of Ebola victims were being interred in body bags, which according to him are safe and won’t contaminate the water source.But the President, who is the Chair of the NETF, countered that there was no scientific proof to show otherwise so the option of cremating victims was on the table.More to follow on this story… Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

THE BOOK

first_imgThe book was in this very revered libraryIt shelved in a space seen by very honoredThe pages were covered in gold flint linerMade leather like by winds of many lunarA hardback of diamond protects the emberTucked finely that a borrower would comeSomeday pick it up and caress each leafThe BookThe book was written to tell the story of humansEtched on the mud grounds of mangrove miresRoofed in a shack with holes right into heavensHardly enough room for a pleasant night sleepRations of morsel were scarce and very happyAfter hours of toil for Mama needed a hand tooTime has buffed the rugged boy to a pacesetterThe BookThe book for perusal to become a prized keepAs the sheets dust with time the message newA trophy made of all the earth groomed to glowChants a ballad that lifts the faces of our poorestOf a seafront bathed in the breath of evil leadersZinc shacks stern with daily refuse paves the wayWhich founders stood solid by the Book of books?The BookShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more