New Democrat (Monrovia)

15 June 2012

Liberia: U.S. Expresses Condolence On Tom's Death

The U.S. Embassy near here has expressed condolence and sympathy to the New Democrat family for the loss of their managing editor/publisher, Mr. Tom Kamara, who died while undergoing medical treatment at St. Luc University Hospital in Brussels a week ago.

The Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy near here, Dehab Ghebreab expressed the condolence Thursday when she paid a courtesy at the New Democrat on Clay Street.

"I speak on behalf of the embassy. We extend our deepest sympathy to the New Democrat family and the staff to continue investigative and independent journalism which this paper pursued over the years," said Ms. who was accompanied by Information assistant Robert Clarke.

She said the embassy wished to see continued publication of the New Democrat despite its bereavement. "The New Democrat has been unwavering through its analyses of local and international issues, and we want this to continue."

Ms. Ghebreab said the embassy is saddened by the death of Mr. Kamara, who she said, had an "impeccable and exemplary record", and added that the Embassy wished to be part of his funeral activities.

Senior Editor Tepitapia Sannah and News Editor Abbas Dulleh thanked the U.S Embassy delegation for the cordial sentiments expressed over the loss of their boss, and prayed for courage, wisdom and fortitude to continue from where Mr. Kamara left off.

Meanwhile, scores of Liberian journalists, relatives of the deceased and sympathizers are expected to turn out at the airport to receive the coffin bearing the remains of Tom Kamara, accompanied by his widow, Mrs. Rachel Kamara who took him for treatment in Brussels where he died.

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