Evidently, Presidents Doe, Taylor and Sirleaf brought on or prolonged the hardship, suffering, misery and grief the Liberian people are currently dealing with. Yet, each of these individuals entered the Presidency on a wave of popular support. Op-ed 

WE WILL LIVE IN HOPE

    The Editor   By my own calculation, one of the greatest mistakes the Liberian people have ever made, was to elect Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the first post-war President of Liberia. Then, again, it might have been destiny – the same destiny that brought Mr Charles Ghankay Taylor, Master Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe, and now, Mr George Manneh Weah to the Presidency at a specific moment in time. Evidently, Presidents Doe, Taylor and Sirleaf brought on or prolonged the hardship, suffering, misery and grief the Liberian people are…

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This is not the first time Mr. Bility’s name has been used as blame in the ongoing arrests of Liberian war criminals abroad. It may record, according to story published by Frontpage Africa newspaper, the sister of Agnes Reeves Taylor, former wife of Liberian warlord and ruler of Liberia, blamed Hassan Bility for being responsible for the arrest of her sister Agnes by English authorities for war crimes. Op-ed 

Anti-Human Rights Group Threatens Hassan Bility

    Special Release   Liberia Human Rights Campaign, or LHRC, a premier Liberian human rights movement based in the United States of America, and its national and international partners and supporters, have learned with great disdain and with an outright condemnation of an anti-human rights group who is reportedly issuing threats against Mr. Hassan Bility, a Liberian human rights activist and executive director for Global Justice Research Project. The group is said to be using a fundraising mechanism under the name “National Mandingo Defense Funds” with members in the…

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THIS RE-INVITATION OF old journalists, and the urging that they work together with new journalists, can establish a productive atmosphere. In such atmosphere, young achievers will remain grounded, so that they don’t develop a false sense of self-importance for whatever few steps they take at a time. In such atmosphere, young achievers will not run with every conceivable idea and treat it as gold. All bright objects aren’t gold. Wrestling with each emerging idea, both new and old journalists will transform that idea into something very purposeful and therefore meaningful. News Op-ed 

YOUNG AND OLD: TOGETHER, MAKE LIBERIA GROW

  K-Moses Nagbe   READING THE NEWS Public Trust, a Liberian online daily, I took interest in the clarion call placed for older journalists to return to journalism. This call is important and the idea is surely useful for other professionals—teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers, lawyers, etc. For a country still struggling because it is saddled with underdeveloped and postwar conditions, there couldn’t be a better call. A cross-fertilization of ideas between new professionals and old professionals is germane to national development. But such a fertilization is unachievable if the old…

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No later did it turn out to be set up for journalists who were now trapped and prevented from leaving the yard or the party headquarters. They were mercilessly flogged, on instructions from some party officials, who instructed that both local and international journalists be flogged and while in the process, their electronic equipments were destroyed. News Op-ed 

Who Is Advising President Weah?

  By Emmanuel Saingbe TO BE SUCCESSFUL, PRESIDENT WEAH MUST AVOID THE PITFALLS OF THE PAST   As President of Liberia, the first thing George Manneh Weah should always keep in mind is  he does not own Liberia. That is, President Weah should always keep separate what belongs to him as a person and what belongs to Liberia as a nation. And this is why all patriotic Liberians should continue to demand that President Weah publicly declare his assets. President Weah should also bear in mind to avoid the abuse…

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To me, this action on the part of the minister is an insult to the Liberian masses. The average Liberian lives on less than US$1.00 a day. McGill's loan to acquire a mansion, sends a bad message to everyone and solidifies the notion that the only quick way to get rich is working for government. This action on the part of the Minister of state undermines the "Pro-poor Agenda" Op-ed 

A Memo to Nat Mcgill, Liberia’s minister of State for Presidential affairs.

The Editor The reason some of us opposed a third-term for the Unity Party-led government under President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was the rampant corruption and flagrant disregard for accountability and transparency. This new administration under the leadership of President George Weah is set on the foundation of a “pro-poor agenda”, we expect officials of this government to live up to and act that. A few days ago, media reports surfaced about Minister of State McGill taking a US$200,000 loan from the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) to buy/build a…

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But we all know that most of our government ministers are worthless human beings! They steal. They take kickbacks. And they spend our tax dollars frivolously to buy tainted SUV's and pay $600,000 rent to landlords! Op-ed 

“LRA Rural Campaign Awareness Receives Boost But…”

The Editor The Liberian people might be uneducated, but they’are NOT stupid! The Liberian Revenue Authority [LRA] Commissioner-General (Elfreda Tamba-Stewart) says that “It is through tax education that we can harden voluntary (tax) complaince, and this remains a cogent part of our corporate strategic plan” (Re “LRA Rural Campaign Awareness Receives Boost But…”, Daily Observer Online) But who in their right mind needs “tax education” to pay taxes when they see, with their own two eyes, government ministers stealing or misusing their tax dollars? Common sense tells us that those…

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Many articles have been written reflecting on five decades of historical experience — referred to as the 50th anniversary of the “Year of Africa” — since 17 African nations gained political independence. Yet few pay adequate attention to the indispensable role of women in the campaigns for national liberation and their continuing efforts in the present century. News Politics 

Women and the movement for African unity

    Many articles have been written reflecting on five decades of historical experience — referred to as the 50th anniversary of the “Year of Africa” — since 17 African nations gained political independence. Yet few pay adequate attention to the indispensable role of women in the campaigns for national liberation and their continuing efforts in the present century On Aug. 9, 1956, some 20,000 women in South Africa marched from various regions to the apartheid capital of Pretoria. They represented a cross-section of women, most of whom were African,…

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Renovate the Executive Mansion

    How long will the President of Liberia be internally displaced?  Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was displaced for almost 12 years. Will President George Manneh Weah remain displaced as well or will he follow Ellen’s undemocratic legacy by discharging presidential duties from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs?  Liberia’s 19th President William V. S. Tubman spent US$9 million in 3 years to build our eight-story Executive Mansion while former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf spent US$31.7 million to renovate our mansion in 12 years, and it is yet to be renovated….

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Romeo-Mark grew up in the West Indies, where her family drifted from island to island looking for work. In a series of gripping poems, she takes us inside the uneasy tapestry of immigrant cultures that form the Caribbean islands: a pastiche of hunger and oppression that makes survival a daily struggle. Artists & Reviews News 

Althea Romeo-Mark: The Nakedness of New

    In this remarkable collection, Althea Romeo-Mark uses poetry like a lance, a magnifying glass, and a soothing balm. Her verse gives the reader a close-up view of life as an immigrant in the Caribbean and details her experiences in England after fleeing the violence of the Liberian civil war. Romeo-Mark grew up in the West Indies, where her family drifted from island to island looking for work. In a series of gripping poems, she takes us inside the uneasy tapestry of immigrant cultures that form the Caribbean islands:…

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Former police Boss, Chris Massaquoi, is under police probe in connection to the death of Journalist Tyron Brown. According to reports, Jonathan Williams, the suspected murderer of the journalist, told police investigators that he immediately called Mr. Massaquoi who drove on the scene, where the deceased was killed. News 

In murder case, former police boss under investigation

    Former Liberia National Police [LNP] police boss, Chris Massaquoi, is under investigation in connection to the death of Journalist Tyron Brown of Super FM. According to reports Jonathan Williams, the suspected murderer of the journalist, told police investigators that he immediately called Mr.  Massaquoi to report his crime, who drove to the scene, where the deceased was killed. It is still however confusing what role the former police, Inspector General [IG] played in the murder case, but sources closed to the corridor of power at the police headquarters…

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