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PHOTO ESSAY Zubin Cooper- Cannes Man

Liberian documentary maker Zubin Cooper has wrapped up his first Cannes Film Festival appearance, having starred in ‘The Last Face’, a movie that spans four countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan and South Africa. Having joined the project as an advisor, Zubin ended up making his acting debut in the role of ‘Dr. Mousa. _______________________________ PHOTO ESSAY:Actor/Producer Zubin Cooper __________________ source: www.newliberian.com

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Op-ed 

2017: Mills Jones accepts Petition to run for Executive Mansion

Monrovia – Former Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Mills J. Jones, has accepted a petition from some citizens to contest the presidency in 2017 and he says job creation will be the watchword of his government, promising to lead a government that is business- friendly. “Jobs that Liberians can do, will be done by Liberians,” he says, amid a thunderous applause from supporters. “Ensuring Liberians become prime actors in the Liberian economy is an idea whose time has come. We will use fiscal policy, monetary policy, trade…

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Politics Public Policy 

Liberia: Dissolve Taskforce, Let LACC Lead GW Probe -CWG

The Concessions Working Group’s (CSG) attention has been drawn to the startling and unfortunate allegations of corruption and bribe-taking involving very senior members of the Liberian government as detailed in the Global Witness latest report titled, ‘The Deceivers.’ CWG is a network of local and international non-governmental organizations working on the Liberian extractives sector that seeks to influence pro-poor national policies so that the natural resources is assured for the most vulnerable segments of the population. In a press release CWG says while it recognizes the right of the President…

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News 

GW Liberia We must investigate the NOCAL as well

One of Liberia’s renowned human rights lawyers Cllr.. Taiwan S. Gongloe has said the fight against corruption being fought by president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf must not be the end, but rather encouraged her administration to go further. Speaking to this paper at the Temple of Justice on Wednesday after Cllr. Varney Sherman and house speaker Alex Tyler were released on bill, said it was time for her to show her true color. “I think this should not stop here. The fight against corruption must go beyond this point. Let her…

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Politics 

The Fall of Varney Sherman

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Senator H. Varney G. Sherman, Chairman of the ruling Unity Party has been an influential party insider, a heavyweight in the Liberian political sphere, a top-notched lawyer for nearly his entire adult life and a presidential confidant. Sherman’s role as a presidential confidant won him the coveted slot in 2013 to be the national orator during the nation’s 166th Independence Day ceremonies held in Monrovia. So cunning and effective in his dealings with all sides of the political spectrum including President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf whom he often…

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Politics 

Let the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission be responsible

By: Clarence R. Pearson I must begin with an apology to my many readers that the gravity of the matter necessitated the length of this article. Notwithstanding, I trust as always, you will find this article worth the read. MOMENT OF REGRET It is indeed sad to see Liberia become an object of international ridicule over such cancerous economic malpractice. NEW BEAT, BUT SAME OLD LYRICS I was neither shocked nor surprised on hearing the obvious – corruption in high places in Liberia – as presented by Global Witness investigative…

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Society Arts & Leisure 

Liberia GW: ANC says Unity Party Betray Public Trust

The Alternative National Congress of Liberia (ANC Liberia) says it is extremely troubled by allegations in the Global Witness Report that very senior government officials received bribes in connection with the negotiation of a mining concession. In a press release issued over the weekend, the ANC, however, said the accused are certainly entitled to a presumption of innocence. “However, if the allegations are true, they have betrayed the trust reposed in them to negotiate concession agreements that truly serve the interest of all Liberians, and should thus face the full…

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Music 

We’ll Work Together To Change Liberia.

Excerpts of Mills Jones Speech as he was petition over the weekend ….And I want to say that they can plot as much as they wish. They can hold meetings as much as they want. They can know sleepless nights as much as they wish. They can go to the international community there and try to spoil my name but failing to know that every dog has a friend and that when they talked I can hear it too. They can try as much as they want to try to…

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News 

Liberian Journalists in the U. S. rejects the Kofa’s Task Force

The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) wants dissolved the Fonati Koffa led Presidential Task Force set up by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to probe the damning Global Witness Report linking some former and current officials of the Liberian government to bribery. In a press release issued yesterday, May 23, ALJA said it wants the task force disbanded because its chairman, Counselor Koffa, lacks the integrity to head such an important investigation. “Because of Cllr. Koffa’s past criminal history in the United States, he is not credible to handle…

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Op-ed 

Probate Court Praised For Impartial Judgment

Martin C. Benson …Opens Escrow Account For Milad Hage’s Estate The Attorney-In-Fact of Nohad Hage Mensah in the Estate of the late Milad R. Hage, Mrs. Edith Hage-Smith has showered praises on the assigned Judge of the Monthly and Probate Court for Montserrado County, Judge Eva Mappy-Morgan for the impartial manner she continues to adjudicate cases as the court give rights to people who are victims of justice. Speaking to a team of reporters in the vicinity of the Temple of Justice recently, Mrs. Hage-Smith, the mother of the first…

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