By the way, how can we be so sure that the passports in question are not far more than 4,250 pieces considering the profundity of greed, and the unparalleled quest for material wealth and opulence which have possessed the souls of the folks ruling over our homeland? The desperation for bloody overnight wealth being exhibited by George Weah and his bunch compels to none. The guys are so obsessed with material wealth that the reputation and sanctity of the country no longer matter to them. Unimpeachable sources have hinted that the passports sold out to foreign crooks are more than what has been announced to the public. That the 4,250 is a massaged number. Liberia is plunged into a serious quagmire and may require powerful intervention to save the nation from the peril of extinction. What a debauched era in our history we shall never forget. Op-ed 

The Passport Racket —How Liberia’s Image Been Ravaged By Its Own Governors

    The Editor, The phrase “SIGNIFICANT CORRUPTION” as stated by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo—illustrating and characterizing the enormity of theft and graft associated with the Liberian passport racket, now trending on global cable news, is no doubt a ‘weighty declaration’ that must never be taken lightly. Anyone taking this lightly might be under the influence of strong and harmful substances. By the way, how can we be so sure that the passports in question are not far more than 4,250 pieces considering the profundity of greed, and…

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The Bong County Independent Senatorial 2020 candidate further alleged that Moye, while the head of Ways Means and Finance at the House of Representatives he stole millions of Dollars, more and no amount of endorsement will cover the crime that he (Moye) has committed in the Country. News 

Liberia: Deputy Speaker Moye In US$508,000 Corruption Scandal

  By Socrates Saywon Gbarnga, Bong County – The Acting Chairman of the Council of Patriots and a Senatorial hopeful of Bong County, Menipakei Dumoe has accused the 54th National Legislature Deputy Speaker, Prince K. Moye of eating US$508,000 from the account of the Cuttington University. Recently, some aggrieved workers of Cuttington University under the banner “Concerned Workers” staged a day-long go-slow in demand of salary arrears owed by the institution, and threatened to continue if the administration refuses to adhere to the request. Cuttington University, a private University located in Suakoko,…

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Jockk Brand vs. the Man at the Top of the Stairs  and Other Men Hiding in the Shadows in the Garden Evening. Icy Cafe, Street of the Monkeys, Phom Phen.  Op-ed 

Tarzan and the Leopard Men of Liberia

  Dag Walker Years ago in Mexico City I was having coffee at a sidewalk cafe when an old guy with a bad leg and a droopy moustache sat down beside me. Soon after, he asked me where I had come from. “London, “ I replied. He pulled the ends of his moustache and said, “Ah, America.” I was polite and said, “No, sir, England.” He was a bit confused. “Oh, yes,” he said, smiling and showing all his gold teeth. “By California!” The coffee was excellent. When I was…

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Report by Henry Karmo frontpageafricaonline.com Public Policy 

And Why Is the Legislature Mute Over The Passport Saga?

  Robert Moncio Kpadeh The current passport scandal has grave national security implications. It is disgraceful, to state the least. It tarnishes our country’s already checkered image— in no small way. It is now making headline rounds on international news. It has brought the entire nation and all that it beholds to utter disrepute. It poses an existential threat to regional and international security. Trouble is afoot in the land. In the face of this national quagmire and disdain brought upon the nation by the Executive and its corrupt agents,…

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Given this position of the LNBA, our presence here today is not an approval of the reason for which we were cited, for the Constitution does not require such. We are here because the failure of a lawyer to appear and perform any service required by the Court is contemptuous. Personally, I should be in a joyous mood and celebrating for the elevation of Justice Kaba, as my former student during his undergraduate studies at the University of Liberia in the 1980s. But, I cannot because another former student of mine, Justice Ja’neh was removed unconstitutionally. Officially, as president of the LNBA, I cannot celebrate because to do so will be contrary to the official position of the LNBA. Public Policy 

‘LACC Chairman Nwabudike Presiding over Pro-Corruption Conference’

    The President of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA), an umbrella body of all lawyers in the country, has termed as ‘pro-corruption’ the ongoing National Anti-Corruption Conference (NACC), organized by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), thereby asking development partners not to attend it. Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe said, because the   Anti-Corruption Commission Chairperson Nbudusi Nwabudike, himself a lawyer allegedly obtained his Liberian citizenship and so, any conference organized by Nwabudike is a product of corruption, fraud, deception, and misrepresentation. The NACC got underway yesterday, Wednesday, September 16,  at…

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Cheapoo later participated in the 1997 general elections as the standard bearer of a reconstituted Progressive People's Party (PPP).  Additionally, Cllr. Cheapoo will be remembered for his struggles and efforts for multi party democracy in Liberia as he was persecuted by the political establishments he served, impeached by two different 'Assembly' of the Liberian legislatures, showing what appeared to be a non-ethnic cleavage to his politics, since his advocacies and persuasions while in office were against two different parties and ideologies. Accounts say, under what looked to be ’kangaroo court' by the hegemonic-one party True Wing Party led oligarchy and the military cum-civilian governments of the National Democratic Party administrations, Cheapo was sanctioned as the legislatures of the era according to reports acted against the national interests to undermine and intimidate his person, because of his independence and outspoken personality and convictions. Tributes 

Chea Cheapo: progressive icon and Supreme Court Chief Justice is dead- (1942-2020).

Staff Report Cheapoo (1942_2020) served in the late 1970s as a Senator from Grand Gedeh County. At that time, he also served as the head counsellor for the Progressive Alliance of Liberia (PAL), an opposition party later outlawed by President William Tolbert.  In early 1980, he served as a spokesman for its successor, the Progressive People’s Party (PPP). Following the overthrow of the Tolbert government in a 1980 coup, Cheapoo was appointed Attorney General in April 1980 under the People’s Redemption Council regime. However, Cheapoo was removed from his position…

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“The Grebo of the Ivory Coast and Liberia carve masks with round eyes to represent alertness and anger, with the straight nose to represent unwillingness to retreat. The Senoufo people of the Ivory Coast represent tranquility by making masks with eyes half-shut and lines drawn near the mouth. The Temne of Sierra Leone use masks with small eyes and mouths to represent humility and humbleness. They represent wisdom by making bulging forehead. Other masks that have exaggerated long faces and broad foreheads symbolize the soberness of one's duty that comes with power.”.4. Op-ed 

The Masks of the PORO

  By Dag Walker   Poro Societies (males) and Sande Society (females) and other secret societies are so central to most Liberian history that one must have some understanding to grasp the nation and its people. There is the person, and there is the persona, “the role that one assumes or displays in public or society; one’s public image or personality, as distinguished from the inner self.”1.  We all take on rôles during the course of the day. You might be a man, a father, a husband, a friend, a…

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If we ever thought the war was going to be over and Liberia would become a paradise when he was elected, we were surely day dreaming. We constantly heard the song, “he was popularly elected” but popularly elected my black African ass. The nightmare was not over when he was elected. He became a popularly elected despot, chasing all his “enemies” into exile. Those who lived in his Liberia had to put their tails between their legs like scared dogs and those brave enough to criticize had to flee or risk going to jail or being killed. I was moved by this development to write this poem, “Taylor’s Democracy” in 2002. Op-ed 

Poetic Tribute to Charles “Gangster” Taylor—-By Nvasekie N. Konneh

    Time does fly as they say. It’s unbelievable that it’s been 10 years since the former Liberian Dictator, Kleptocrat, Murderer in Chief, Rebel Kingpin Charles “Gangster” Taylor disgracefully abdicated his throne under the combined pressure from the international community, the rebel forces of LURD and MODEL. As Liberia celebrates a decade of peace in August 2013, there is no sign of Charles Taylor fulfilling his promise of “God willing I shall be back.” Instead the Rebel Kingpin is spending 50 long years in European prison after his conviction…

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And this latest outburst from Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee against journalist Rodney Sieh, appears to signal what some have described as growing intolerance on the part of this government in regard to freedom of expression Op-ed 

The Economic Reform Alliance—ERA calls for justice, condemns Koigee

Press Statement for Immediate Release   The Economic Reform Alliance—ERA condemns the brutal attacks on two young men by MCC guards posted at Mayor Jefferson Koigee’s residence; calls for an impartial and expeditious investigation to bring all those involved before the the Law:  Fellow Liberians, ERA extends unwavering greetings and reaffirmed its commitment to the cause, welfare, and dignity of the Liberian people. ERA believes such merciless attack on peaceful and harmless Liberians at the hands of mayor Koigee’s thugs is a clear demonstration of the nature of the City…

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Dr. Nyan is winner of the 2017 African Innovation Prize for Social Impact and also awarded a Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his invention of the rapid multiplex pathogens diagnostic test, which can simultaneously detect and identify multiple infections, including Coronaviruses (COVID-19). He has been providing COVID-19 pandemic preparedness advice to the Liberian government and awareness in Africa and laboratory diagnostic training webinar to West African laboratory personnel. Public Policy 

“Persecute and Castrate Convicted Rapists Molesting our Mothers, Daughters, Sisters” — says Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan to GoL

    Contributed By Maron Gullid WASHINGTON, DC August 18, 2020 – In a recent interview by Monrovia’s Power9 TV-FM, infectious disease scientist, Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan has said that Liberia’s Justice Minister, Cllr. Musa Dean, should “concentrate on persecuting the high number of rape cases in the country.” Dr. Nyan later told reporters that “laws should be enacted so that if convicted with scientific and other convincing evidence, the convicted rapists should be punished by castration, long jail time and counseling to deter rape and the prolific child molestation…

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