first_img“Liberians can look up to other countries and even consider quick fix solutions from others who are determined to help them, but any lasting solution rests on Liberians.”That statement was made by Brazilian Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Andre Luiz Azevedo dos Santos, during a press conference at a local resort in Monrovia.He said in contrast to Brazil, Liberia has a plantation style of agriculture which did not work for Brazil because the concentration was not on producing food to feed the people but to develop commodities that are eventually exported abroad.“We therefore changed our focus since we realized that we had a huge population to feed and as a result Brazil concentrated on helping the poor to learn how to do business in their various localities,” he said.Liberia can learn from Brazil, by examining its mistakes in developing its agriculture or any other venture, but he said that Liberians must understand that they need to examine that experience and take only what benefits Liberia.Ambassador dos Santos said Liberians should be cautious of ‘ready-made solutions’ from abroad, under the direction of individuals chosen by their governments.Meanwhile, Ambassador dos Santos said he is inviting a Brazilian artist to visit Liberia to share his experiences with his Liberian counterparts.“It is intended to help Liberian artists to focus on their artistic development,” he said, “because more often, the Liberian artist is tempted to direct his energy to become a businessman, instead of concentrating on his talents.”Ambassador dos Santos said for the last two and a half years he has been in Liberia, he has discovered that promising Liberian artists suffer stagnation in their growth because once their drawings are bought by some expatriates they concentrate on drawing to sell, as businessmen.He noted that such artists become businessmen in their focus and they weaken the part of them that wants to develop and find a pathway to grow.The Brazilian artist’s visit, he said, will help to refocus Liberian artists to the most essential elements in their development in order to continue to grow as artists in pursuit of their dreams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgFire crews arrived at the scene around 1:30 p.m., and employees were allowed to return to work at around 2:30 p.m.Chief Burrows says there wasn’t any damage, although it will take some time to air out the building. Photo: Fire crews attended City Hall for around an hour on Thursday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caFort St. John fire crews attended City Hall on Thursday afternoon. Fire Chief Fred Burrows says there wasn’t a fire; however, someone left the microwave on for too long.- Advertisement -The City Council Chambers and other areas filled with smoke, forcing employees to be evacuated from the building.last_img read more

first_imgThe DFS store in Letterkenny.The DFS Letterkenny FLASH SALE STARTS TOMORROW! For all you savy savers, bargain hunters and discount shoppers, drop everything and get down to DFS Letterkenny today.All floor stock has been dramatically reduced by up to 25% off everything on Friday 29th Saturday 30th and Monday 2nd May. IT’S TOO BIG TO MISS!!Save hundreds on your sofas, all brand new models on display are included in this event, ready or not we have discounted all our beds, mattresses including the very popular hotel grade divan bed for only €299 (RRP €699) this week-end only, bedroom furniture and this event includes all our solid oak ranges and occasional furniture too.Free storage is available on all purchases to allow you time to decorate and pay in on your purchases. Deposits will secure all sale prices for up to 4 weeks.IT’S TOO BIG TO MISS!! So don’t miss out on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Open 9-30 am to 5-30 pm daily. THE DFS LETTERKENNY FLASH SALE START TOMORROW! was last modified: April 28th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DFSdonegalletterkennylast_img read more