Politics 

Presidential Characters And The Road To 2017

By: Jefferson Davidson Historically, there has not been much evidence that a two term ruling party was successful in winning a third term presidency. But you know in Liberia, the possibility of strange things happening is not as strange as many are aware. Like Napoleon said: “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” And in the Liberian parlance it is often said that “poverty is no respecter of persons.” Legitimizing wrong decisions during electioneering processes is not unique to us Liberians. In this piece of narrative which shall overtime form the basis…

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Liberia: Ebola Is A Joke!!

E D I T O R I A L The Liberian Listener is afraid, as Liberia celebrates its 167 independence anniversary that the Ebola virus currently raging throughout Western Africa, Liberia included is going to get worse by the day and that many people will contract the disease before it gets better. Many people think the powerful disease and virus is a joke! Many Liberians have still not come to terms that Ebola is real, and where cases are proven to be realistic family members are hiding infected victims, while…

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West Africa: Ebola Spreads Fast

  The deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history is still ravaging countries in West Africa, particularly Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. And the troubling news continues with the recent report that the head doctor treating patients with Ebola in Sierra Leone, virologist Sheik Umar Khan, has himself contracted the virus, and is now being treated by doctors from the organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). The virus is notoriously deadly, causing a severe viral hemorrhagic fever, and has so far killed 60 percent of people infected by it in this West Africa…

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Tobago records 3 murders in 10 days

By Elizabeth Williams THERE have been three murders in Tobago in ten days. The latest is 60-year-old father of two, Curtis James, who was found strangled on his bed at his home in Concordia on Saturday afternoon. Police officers said robbery appears to be the motive. The murder toll in Tobago for the year to date now stands at five. The latest comes as a spate of robberies in the Concordia area turned fatal. James, who was robbed recently at his home, was discovered dead shortly before 4 p.m. He was found lying…

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Liberian Dollar In Free Fall As UN Departs

Liberia’s DOLLAR, Africa’s second-worst performing currency, will weaken a further 7.5 percent by year-end as the WITHDRAWAL of United Nations troops and sliding exports cut inflows, according to Ecobank Transnational Plc. The Liberian dollar fell 13.5 percent this year to TRADE AT 92.50 per U.S. dollar through yesterday inthe capital, Monrovia. That’s the biggest drop among 24 African CURRENCIEStracked by Bloomberg after Ghana’s cedi this year. The dollar may weaken to 100 by year-end, Ecobank, the continent’s most geographically diverse lender, said. “UN missions in Liberia are scaling down their operations and relocating to areas where there are conflicts because…

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Kenneth Y Best Recipe For Redeeming Liberia, Daily Observer Online

The Editor, Why does “KYB’s (Kenneth Y. Best) Recipe for Redeeming Liberia” deprives Liberians of the main ingredient (private property rights) to prosper? Yes, private property right–the right of an owner to rent (lease), sell or give away his or her private property to anyone for FREE, gives us the power to prosper! If you don’t believe what I just said, go down Waterside and see for yourself:  You will see market women, lawmakers, and yannah boys exercising their private property rights to prosper! You see Rep. Forh accepting “cold…

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Politics 

“I was indicted, arrested and imprisoned by the United States Govt.”

…Tom Woewiyu says his trial is selective justice that threatens Liberia’s national security Hon. Ambassador:I have the honor to present you my compliments and to request an urgent meeting with you at your earliest convenience.  As you may be aware, I was indicted, arrested and imprisoned by the United States Government on the 12th of May, 2014 supposedly for: “Fraudulently attempting to obtain citizenship, fraud in Immigration Documents, false Statement in relation to Naturalization and perjury.” These four charges constitute violation of specific laws or statutes of the United States  Criminal Codes. However, in the details…

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Sime Darby Launch US$10m Palm Oil Plant

By D. Ignatius Roberts, LINA Correspondent ROBERTSPORT, July 17 (LINA) -The management of Sime Draby Plantations Liberia (SDPL) has broken grounds for the construction of a US$10 million palm oil factory in Garwula District, Grand Cape Mount County. The SDPL Deputy General Manager Rosli Mohammed Taib said the decision to construct the mill was infulfillment of the agreement the company signed with the Liberia Government in 2010. According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), Taib made the statement Wednesday at the plantation’s main office during the official ground-breaking ceremony for the plant. He said when completed, the factory will…

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Crazy Question: Public Works Minister Mums on Citizenship

  The Editor, If I were the Public Works Minister (Antoinette Weeks), this would’ve been my response to the “crazy question” she recently utter about her citizenship. (Re “Crazy Question: Public Works Minister Mums on Citizenship”) Memo to the Liberia Media: “With all due respect to you, I’m a born bred Liberian.  I left Liberia because of the war and VOLUNTARILY became an American Citizen! I”m damn proud to be an American Citizen and at this time, I do NOT wish to renounce my American Citizenship! Why? Because the degenerates…

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Politics 

The Time Has Come To Vote Out Failed Senators

By: Jacob T. Newton Our beloved nation – Liberia, the onetime beacon of hope on the African continent is at a critical junction in its national history. The fourteen- year bloody upheaval has since ended but the nation is currently experimenting democracy at all levels across the country but perennial problem of corruption is impeding development and growth in the country. People who are covetous for money and have brittle allegiance to the State considered the Senate not as a place to render due service to their various counties and…

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