Op-ed 

Hanno the Navigator (of Liberia?)

  By Dag Walker   Hanno the Navigator. (Greek: Ἄννων, Hannōn,)  was a Carthaginian explorer of the sixth or fifth century BC. best known for his naval exploration of the western coast of Africa. The only source of his voyage is a Greek periplus.1. In other words, a man from what is now Tunisia in North Africa, who lived around 2,500-2,600 years ago, went by ship perhaps as far as what is now known as Liberia. He kept a ship’s log, a periplus, of his account. Hanno’s account is a…

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Liberian Economy Group (LEG) Bella Casa Hotel Sinkor, Monrovia. Cell# 0777516641/088696999 Email: reservations@bellacasaliberia.com Hon. Albert Chie President Pro-Tempore House of Senate Mr. President Pro-Tempore: Please find attached the Report of the Liberian Economy Group (LEG) on the Current Statement of the Liberian Economy. We of LEG remain confident that the Action Steps indicated in the report, when taken, can lead to the solution of Liberia’s main problem, longstanding and widespread Poverty. Respectfully Yours Liberian Economy Group (LEG) Business 

Better Money Management Not More Money Printing–Dr. Tipoteh Takes Issue With IMF

By Dr. Togbah-Na Tipoteh Having served as Chairman of the African Group of Governors of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), I am aware of the principal objective of these biggest global financial institutions. While the Marshall Plan focused on the rehabilitation of post World War Two Western Europe, these Bretton Woods Entities focused on providing assistance funds globally, especially for the developing countries, who constitute the majority of the membership of these Institutions, but the majority of the shareholders remains in the hands of the…

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The Vision 2030 document was a retrospective study conducted by a group of Liberian scholars, some of the intellectuals include: Prof. Amos C. Sawyer, Chairman, Governance Commission (led the research),  Dr. S. Byron Tarr (Head, Economic Team), Prof. Dr. Elwood Dunn, Sis. Mary Laureen Browne (Educational & Curricula issues, Dr. Geetor Saydee/Hon. Larry Yonquoi, (Demographers), Mr. Romeo D.N. Gbartea (Industrial Sociologist, National Working Group & Head, Society) Op-ed 

EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT: A PERSPECTIVE OF A DEVELOPMENTAL STATE  IN LIBERIA

    By Romeo D.N. Gbartea                                                                                                                         Introduction/Background The extractive industries have the potential of raising incomes, employment, improving the socio-economic situations in any environment, or provides for the industrial development of a country but the developmental scenario of Liberia becomes a mirage. The Government of Liberia under the leadership of President Sirleaf hired the expertise of a group of Liberian intellectuals in different study areas to review the past of Liberia and to define what will be the future of the country. This retrospective analysis highlighted issues…

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A question that we all must answer rapidly; this is not a question about just the removal of the Weah and his gangs. It is the question of sincerity, not one with parochial interests. If you follow suit with the agenda and remove the CDC, you may get the power you desire, but progressive ideologues and their men and women will retreat to the barracks and possibly begin the last stage of ending bad leadership, in Liberia, by fighting to redeem the country. Our people have suffered far too long for progressives to stand aside, we stand ready to present ourselves as instruments for this national transformation. Op-ed 

The Progressive intelligentsia struggle to free Liberia is still alive and well

    On January 22, 2018, Mr. Weah was sworn into office as president of the Republic, after maneuvering his way to political leadership for over a decade in a hustling so-called opposition lifestyle, that was quite unusual. This man attracted a huge score of support from a cross-section of the state predominantly young people who thought in their imagination that he represented their hopes and aspirations. These young people were carried away by his appealing successful soccer history and believed that if he was successful in his soccer career…

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Prophet Key (PK) vs The Mandingo/Muslim Community – the politics of reaction! Op-ed 

Prophet Key (PK) vs The Mandingo/Muslim Community – the politics of reaction!

MELBOURNE—There is no doubt that Prophet Key [PK] has insulted nearly every public figure and tribe in and out of Liberia, which is morally questionable. But aren’t we in the FREEDOM OF SPEECH era where the thin line between FREE SPEECH and RESPONSIBILITY continues to be blurred and debatable? Liberian politics today has become an environment of insults which continues to show the moral deficiency of our society; thanks to President Weah’s CDC, who created and nurtured this ‘tactic’ and spent 12 years in Opposition describing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s…

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Op-ed 

SUP condemns “opulence” rhetoric by Ellen Sirleaf & George Weah

    PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   SUP condemns the recent “opulence” rhetoric spewed by Ex-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and current President George Manneh Weah on the Liberian people amidst the torrid festive X-Mas season after the profuse looting of the state by the twin-evils of kleptocracy; demands President George M. Weah to stop making music; sends out solidarity and speedy recovery message to ULSIL’s President emeritus Mau F. Mau, and LINSU’s President Mohammed “Gandhi” Kamara after surviving a tragic motor accident on the Nimba-Bong Highway a fortnight ago,…

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The One People Revolutionary Movement [OPRM] says it has uncovered a diabolical plan by the George Weah administration to arrest its leader Comrade Moncio Kpadeh. The leaked according to the OPRM is political and subversion, that has nothing to do with the breaking story The Parrot News website has published regarding circumstances surrounding the mysterious and tragic killing of Audit Chief Emmanuel Nyensua of the Internal Audit Agency or IAA which went viral recently. Rather than unleashing security agents to pursue Comrade Leader Moncio Kpadeh and Editor Julius Jaesen of the Parrot News website, a responsible and intelligent government would rather choose the path of litigation if it feels or believes the Parrot outlet has done anything transgressive to its image or those of its officials named in the story. Op-ed 

Governance Must Be About The People, The People, and The People

  There is and has always been a missing link in the governance of Liberia, which is ZERO EMPHASIS ON THE PEOPLE. It has been a marauding specter of brazen evil where the ruling governors and their cohorts get richer and gleefully live a garish lifestyle while the people on whose backs they accentuate to power are subjected to extreme poverty year in, year out. You may describe such sprawling degeneracy as a Vicious Cycle or a Pendulum of despair and trauma. Government, as we know, is established primarily to…

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Interestingly, the 2017 elections have come and gone and many are clinging on to the CDC victory as if it’s the triumph of their lives. Some of these very ones, like myself have always considered George Oppong Weah, grossly incompetent and unfit for the office of the President of the Republic of Liberia. But some of these people are somersaulting suddenly and are singing praises to Weah. You will not believe who they’re scapegoats, THE PROGRESSIVES! Op-ed 

A Call For A National Progressive Pan African Revolutionary Vanguard Party

By Alaric Tokpa   Advancing the Ideology and Philosophy of Massescracy: A Call for a National Revolutionary Vanguard Party; May History Not Despise Our Generation. I want to begin by recalling that last night, I received a call from Chairman Momo Peters who instructed me to come to Veterans Homecoming Day and deliver the keynote address. I hesitated for a moment and later accepted because it was a legitimate Party mandate. I then reflected that when we unbanned the student movement and returned from Belle Yella jail in late 1985,…

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Artists & Reviews 

Book Review: Alex Haley’s Root, an Author’s Odyssey

Book Author:  Adam Henig Whenever I think of Alex Haley, my mind goes to two of his books, The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Roots. That’s because of the profound impact these two books have had on me as an African and millions of others around the world. My first encounter with Roots was in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in the mid 80s. As a student from Liberia, I had gone to the Ivory Coast for vacation. Ivory Coast being a French speaking country, I watched the French translation of the…

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MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). Public Policy 

Millions of Taxpayers’ Money Missing, Auditors Discovered, Then Found Dead

MONROVIA – FrontPageAfrica has obtained a copy of a memo sent to Mr. Thomas Doe Nah, Commissioner General of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) informing him of how millions of millions of United States and Liberia dollars paid as taxes have not been reflecting in the Consolidated General Revenue Account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CGRA). The audit was conducted on the Direct Transfer Payments between the commercial banks and the Government of Liberia’s (GOL) Consolidated General Revenue Account (CGRA) at the Central Bank of Liberia covering the years…

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