LIBERIA: Rights Advocate Melvin Page Is Dead

death4The Chief Executive Officer of the Trokon International and rights advocate, J. Melvin Page got wounded after a tricycle, which is locally called ‘Keh-Keh’, which he was riding in from his home in Virginia to central Monrovia collided with a moving vehicle.

According to report, he was rushed to the J.F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital where he was admitted and a day after he was pronounced dead.

The late Melvin Page was noted of criticizing current and successive governments for what he called their roles in exploiting the country’s natural resources, and other ills in the Liberian society.

One of his advocacies was when called for the independence of the judiciary in the new Liberia so envisaged.

He recalled that over the past years, the judicial system in Liberia has been practiced on what he called “who knows you or one with plenty money basis.”

His remain has been deposited at a local funeral parlous.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.