Tag Archives: Friends of Liberia

A Tribute to Svend E. Holsoe (1939-2017), a Tireless American Scholar of Liberia

Once again I bring to the community of Liberia scholars the sad news of the passing of a renowned scholar of the Liberian experience. Professor Svend E. Holsoe, an expert on the Vai people and an avid and unrelenting collector of things Liberian passed away at a Philadelphia hospital on the morning of May 4, 2017 after a protracted illness at age 78.

Alternative Maternity Health Services for Lower Margibi as Lisnow Maternity Clinic Formally Opens

In the small community of Barclay Farm on the outskirts of Firestone, a new maternity clinic has been declared open. The Lisnow Maternity Clinic formally opened for operations on April 30th during a festive ceremony attended by community members, most of whom are retirees of the Firestone Rubber Company.