Profoundly rooted in its annual traditional commitment to feature personalities in the society who have in some ways made some magnificent impact in the year 2013 under the rubric of “personalities” of the year, the In Profile Daily, after five hectic hours of critical brainstorming and scrutiny behind closed door by the editorial department, it was resolved that ten major sectors be prioritized for the most prestigious accolades to be bestowed upon personalities and institutions.

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In Re: “Attacks” on Liberty Party
Abraham Darius Dillon, Senior Policy Advisor/Liberty Party
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
At first, I was reluctant to respond to what seems transferred and unwarranted "attacks" by Mr. John S. Morlu and later followed by Mr. Aloysius Toe on the Liberty Party of which I am Senior Policy Advisor, but after reading their diatribes, I have concluded that it’s about time to call these folks in their tracks, since they are bent only on drumming empty noise to win public sentiments and attention. In especially Mr. Toe’s rant, he not only misread Liberty Party’s position regarding recent calls by some of our citizens for the resignation of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf from office, he also attacked my person and embarrassingly spewed falsehood to the public. I shall now deal with these incoherent and deliberate lies.

Read more: Response to Messrs. John S. Morlu & Aloycius Toe of the Liberia Institute of Public Integrity (LIPI)

As the United Nations intervention brigade takes up positions to confront armed rebels in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, expectations are high among some Congolese that perhaps this time the troops will get the job done, help bring peace and stability to the region and set the stage for economic revival. This optimism is nevertheless tempered with caution: the country has often seen short episodes of peace quickly followed by intense fighting.

Read more: UN Chief Teams Up With World Bank Leader To Resolve Conflict And Fight Poverty In Congo-A New...

Spare a thought for mobile operators in emerging markets. Our industry is a double-edged sword. On the one hand mobile connectivity is touted as the lifeblood of socio-economic development in the underdeveloped world.

On the other hand, depending on your geographic location, operators are increasingly labelled pawns and accomplices of repressive regimes wanting to stifle freedom of expression and monitor the movement of their people.

Read more: Irrespective Of Their Locations, Communities Should Continue To Benefit From The Mobile Revolution

The national emblem of our dear country “the Flag” was adopted on July 26, 1847. Though adopted on the day of independence but the Flag was never hoisted until August 24, 1847. The Liberian Flag has three distinct colours, red white and blue. The blue square represents the African Continent and the white star in the blue square in the upper left corner represents the only independent country on the Continent by then. The eleven stripes on the Flag represent the eleven signatories of the Declaration of Independence. The colours, red and white symbolize the courage and moral excellence of the signatories.

Read more: Restoring Dignity to Our National Emblem “The FLAG”

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