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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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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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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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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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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Justice Banks Sends Korkoya vs. Tipoteh To Lower Court

Justice Banks denied a writ of prohibition requested by Dr. Togba Nah Tipoteh to stop Korkoya from presiding as chair of the NEC in the upcoming elections. At the Supreme Court conference, Banks said the writ cannot be issued because the high court cannot accept evidence.“We will not issue writ at this time. It is the view of the justice that the issuance of the writ will entertain evidence, and the Supreme Court is not supposed to entertain evidence on any matters.” He added that matters at the court are…

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Rapper Buckey Raw goes off on new release: Temptation

BY LIBSTARSVIEW Trapco sensation Bucky Raw has released a brand new single titled “Temptation” on which he gets candid about corruption in Liberia, rapping about greed. The rapper a couple of weeks ago spoke to LIBSTARSVIEW intimating that a politician had reached out to him to help him, to help his campaign, and he refused, not wanting to get involved with corrupt leaders. Good God, not many will turn down such opportunity. WHO IS BUCKEY RAW?—LINK A native of Liberia, with residence in Philadelphia, Bucky Raw is an up and…

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Hope for Justice in Liberia

The Editor, Given the reaction of the public to recent arrests of Agnes Reeves Taylor, Martina Johnson, Mark Jabateh in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United States, more Liberians would welcome a war crime court for Liberia than those who will oppose it. People have had enough, especially after President Sirleaf conceded in her last State of the Nation Address that she failed in reconciliation and anti-corruption. It is shame that though we have had more than a decade of the silence of gunshots we have not been able…

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Deng and Sarkodie collaborate on Janjay

By: Edwin Mohammed Celebrated across the African continent as Liberia’s music pride and the first Liberian Artiste to receive a nomination in the Listener’s Choice category at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards, Deng, whose real name is Daniel George [have] released a continental hit song ‘Janjay’ featuring Africa’s rap god Sarkodie on 9th June, 2017. The hit song was Produced by one of Liberia best music producers Stone Luckshine and Possigee from Ghana. ‘JanJay’ is a Liberian hiplife which talks about a girl’s dream. According to those who had…

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Marcus Garvey and UNIA Failed Liberia Expedition

By Morgan Files Widespread misconceptions surround the aborted plans for a UNIA settlement program in the Republic of Liberia in the 1920s. Chief among these is that the Liberian upper classes were averse to Garvey’s plans which would have undermined “Americo-Liberian hegemony” over the country. The more complicated truth has less to do with “Americo-Liberian hegemony” than a curious combination of French, British and American interests in Africa, an all-too-human rivalry between Garvey and African-American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey’s own failure to keep his grandiose plans under…

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