In Memoriam

Mr. Ebai Mbiwan passed away peacefully in his sleep about 4 am on August 8th 2011. He was buried in his ancestral home in Besongabang, Cameroon on August 27th, 2011, following completion of his final rites. He was 86 years old.

Mbiwan was a project partner in the Emerald Coast Project and his passing tragically occurred before Phase I of the project began. His unflinching determination and years of dedication will ensure this project is completed successfully. Without his contributions, the Emerald Coast Project would never have begun.

We will miss him dearly.


Mr. Brent Van Selow passed away on July 30, 2011 at the age of 50. He was a graduate of St. Mary's High School and Fresno Pacific College. He spent the last seven years as a lecturer of economics at the University of Wales in Shanghai. In the past 15 years he lived in Kazakhstan, Australia, Cameroon and China.

Van Selow joined GCN Canada as COO of the Emerald Coast Project in April 2005. His confidence and personal investment in the project's success have been tantamount to its progress. He will be sorely missed.