News Sports 

The Duel: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor

The flamboyant Irishman [Notorious] is stepping out of the UFC for the first time to box the best pound for pound American [Money.] Well, I was wrong. I’m not perfect, and I’ve been wrong many times before. Once, I made a wrong turn at a yield spot, I didn’t think a reality TV star would become president, and I thought Stone Cold Steve Austin would win the first blood match at the King of The Ring in 1998. But, when I penned a column a few months to explain why…

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Liberian Defense Officials Neglect AFL Soldier Corporal Jefferson?

Corporal Titus Jefferson is fighting for his life. Staff Report With dire economic conditions confronting Liberia and ordinary Liberians, reports say, the post war reconstruction era, has seen almost every major development indicator under the Unity Party led govt of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf underperformed the last few years with with runaway corruption endemic, with health and education the main victims and culprits, even as govt officials over paid themselves. For example, a Liberian legislator makes upward of about 15, 000 dollars monthly, in a country with a national budget…

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News Public Policy 

29th Ordinary Session of AU, Concludes In Addis Ababa

The 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU was officially opened on 30th June, 2017 at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and has come to close after 9 days. By Amen Teferi The fifteen years old continental organization AU consists of all the 55 countries on the African continent. AU was launched in July 2002 in Durban, South Africa, replacing the Organization of African Union (OAU). Ethiopia was busy hosting its guests for the last nine days, as the various statutory organs of the Union met in…

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News Op-ed 

The opposition must find common ground

I BELIEVE IN CHURN/TURNOVER The Editor, For Liberia to develop, we must have a high churn/turnover rate in the shortest possible time. That’s why we must change/shorten the duration of terms for the presidency and legislature as well as set term limits to a maximum of 3 for lawmakers. Anyway, I digress. My focus on churn/turnover is specifically for the ruling party. They have served 12 years, very long term in modern day development analysis. Unfortunately, they have had limited success in moving the development needle forward. Yes, we argue…

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Op-ed 

The Igbo Landing: A Powerful Story Of Resistance

The Editor, Igbo Landing is a historic site at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Glynn County, Georgia. In 1803 one of the largest mass suicides of enslaved people took place when Igbo captives from what is now Nigeria were taken to the Georgia coast. In May 1803, the Igbo and other West African captives arrived in Savannah, Georgia, on the slave ship the Wanderer. They were purchased for an average of $100 each by slave merchants John Couper and Thomas Spalding to be resold to plantations on nearby St.…

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News Op-ed 

Liberia’s Vice President Adds Insult to Injury

From Bad to Worse: By His Own Choice, Liberia’s Vice President Adds Insult to Injury When bad decisions are made by good people, it is very difficult to put it into any perspective. Liberia’s Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has been personally regarded as a good man who is said to have had bad experiences under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as her vice president––by reason that he has been marginalized in the governance and real policy decision-making process of the country. For these reasons, many Liberians don’t tend to fault…

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Op-ed 

MOVEE’S VP Pick Rev. Reeves To Hold Town Hall In US

MOVEE’S VP Pick visits United States Meets US Govt officials, Investors, and Liberians in varying States. Vice Presidential Candidate Rev. Dr. Samuel B. Reeves Jr has arrived in the United States of America as part of his mission to bring about “Meaningful Change” to Liberia through relationship building. During his acceptance speech at the MOVEMENT FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT (MOVEE) Headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Themed: THE FUTURE IS NOW IT’S TIME FOR MEANINGFUL CHANGE AND NOT MORE OF THE SAME, in late June, Dr. Reeves stated that God has sent a…

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Op-ed 

Election Commission’s Recipe for Fraud

The Emancipation Movement of Liberia, Inc. (EMOL) says National Elections Commission (NEC) decision to allow non-listed individuals on the official voter’s roster to vote is a recipe for fraud, uncertainty, and the resurrection of conflict in Liberia, according to a release signed by its Executive Director. EMOL is a registered non-profit United States and Liberia non-partisan peace building advocacy organization accredited by NEC to conduct voter’s education in the ensuring 2017 general and presidential elections NEC reportedly announced it will allow non-listed individuals carrying voter’s registration cards to vote in…

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Op-ed 

Dr. James Kollie and cronies PSDI loans

The Editor, How the hell did 90 percent of the PSDI loans, now in default, end up in the hands of Dr. James Kollie, his cronies, and his concubines? Well, let’s see… According to Dr. Kollie, “LBDI had the exclusive responsibility to make…credit agreements (and) to determine whether collateral presented by potential borrowers met CBL (Central Bank of Liberia) requirement on lending…” In other words, because “LBDI had the exclusive responsibility to make…credit agreements (and) to determine whether collateral presented by potential borrowers met CBL requirements”, there’s NO way Dr.…

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Justice for Cambodian Khmer Rouge Survivors – Support CJA Today

The Editor Between April 1975 and January 1979, nearly two million Cambodians perished under the brutal dictatorship of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Scattered throughout the country, the mass graves of innocent civilians became commonly known as “killing fields.” Cambodians who survived have had to live among these ghosts and, in some cases, next door to former Khmer Rouge soldiers responsible for the murder and torture of their families. Many Cambodians fear that the horrors they experienced would be forgotten by the next generation and that there would never…

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