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GVL’s Oil Palm Mill Is Good News, but Will the Company Keep Its Promise?

Several years ago, when Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and Sime Darby, Malaysian palm oil companies, entered Liberia, they pledged to introduce value-added products, such as cooking oil, Vaseline and other cosmetics products for export to world markets.

The Daily Observer hailed this pledge. For too long, Liberian raw materials, especially rubber and iron ore, have been exploited solely for export.

Daily Observer at 36: To God Be the Glory!

Having lost his father at the age of six, he walked the streets of Monrovia and everywhere else 10 toes on the ground, with sore toes on every foot, every year.

Yet, God had a mission for the impoverished Kenneth Best, but the boy did not know it. He would later—in 1964, a year out of Cuttington, be inspired by a sermon preached by his brother, Canon Burgess Carr, entitled, “I know the plan I have for you—a plan not for evil, but for good—to give you a future and hope.”

Farhat’s Concerns Should Be Taken Seriously

He ran for President in 2005 alright. Why? Nobody knows, for even though he hails from Grand Bassa, he hardly ever lived there, having been raised from childhood by Monrovia’s prominent Luke family.

He got his beginnings in business by selling Mrs. Luke’s cornbread, rice bread, shortbread and other pastries from the Luke’s Broad Street home, where GN Bank is now located. That is how Mrs. Williette Luke helped keep the family going. Her husband, Mr. Henry Luke, was an electrical engineer and one of the pioneers of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).

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