Ernest Garnark Smith,Jr. is my official name;I'm a 37 years old Liberian volunteer psychosocial counselor,freelance poet,blogger,advocate and motivational speaker…..I'm widely and affectionately known as Track.
Using my potentials and time to give back to humanity in every ways to dignify lives gives me so many reasons to smile and feel fulfilled…I can be easily reached at firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com and on skype @ liberiancounselor….
Latest posts by Counselor Track
For Two Weeks, Liberia's Media Refused to Report on the President
Liberian independent journalists have ended a nearly two-week long refusal to report on the country's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a blackout they placed on the leader for failing to condemn her security director's comments calling journalists "terrorists".
Liberia: Will Social Media Increase Civic Engagement?
Global Voices author Counselor Track talks to Shelby Grossman about the use of social media in Liberia. Shelby is a blogger and a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at Harvard University. She has field experience in Liberia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone.
Liberia: Charles Taylor Guilty Verdict Received With Mixed Reactions
The Sierra Leone Special Court in The Hague has convicted former Liberian President Charles Taylor of war crimes. Taylor was facing 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Liberians have received the guilty verdict with mixed reactions.
Liberia: Was the Presidential Oath of Office Taken Improperly?
Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took the oath of office on January 16, 2012 in Monrovia. One Liberian blogger argues that Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is not Liberia's President because she did not raise her right hand and kiss the Bible while taking the oath as the procedure requires.
Liberia: Lawmaker in the Web of Nudity
Netizens discuss the recent revelation of a scandalous episode of nudity widely known in Liberia as ‘Snoweleaks' or ‘Snowegate' which involves Edwin Melvin Snowe, Jr., a very popular lawmaker.
Liberia: Who Was at Fault for Monrovia Riots?
The Christmas vacation job scheme designed by Liberia's President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to benefit 3,000 students turned Liberia's capital, Monrovia, into a scene of violence and destruction. Who was at fault?, netizens ask.
Liberia: Giving Free Press a Second Chance
The judgment in the controversial media closure case in Liberia gave justice a rare opportunity to prevail. On November 7 the Liberian government shut down three media houses for allegedly spreading hate messages likely to incite violence.
Liberia: Who Did Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Win Against?
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won re-election on Thursday in a presidential run-off boycotted by the opposition in Liberia. The main opposition figure, Winston Tubman, is seeking legal options to have President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf's re-election annulled.
Liberia Elections 2011: Polling Stations Nearly Empty
Liberians queued up at various polling stations to exercise their constitutional right to vote in today's presidential run-off. Counselor Track reports on election-related clashes and the call to boycott
Liberia: To Vote or Not to Vote?
As the clock was ticking toward Liberia's scheduled November 8 presidential run-off, a cloud of doubt and uncertainty seemed to be engulfing the process. To vote or not to vote, that is the question that Liberian voters had to deal with before today's vote.
Liberia: Reactions to the Resignation of Liberian Elections Chairman
Following questions about his credibility, James Fromayan, the former head of the Liberian Elections Commission, resigned yesterday. African Election Project reports that his resignation was prompted by the “Letter-gate” scandal.