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Making sure that the rule of law is upheld and Taylor brought to justice for his heinous crimes, sadly not for Liberia, but Sierra Leone, James Verdier worked pro bono to helped indict the war criminal, currently incarcerated in England. His commitment to the welfare of the Liberian people has always been paramount and this character has been impeccable. Observers say as Liberia looks to buried it past and move away from leaders who are so easily consumed by power, as they quickly forsake the national interest for personal aggrandizement, Jerome Verdier are those kinds that Liberia needs, as is indicative in the TRC report which he released with his fellow commissioners. Public Policy 

Former TRC Chair concerned about violence rule of law under Weah

    Speaking with journalists Thursday from Washington DC, Capital of the United States of America, a press statement of the IJG quoted the learned Counselor at Law as condemning the acts of criminal elements within government to pervert the ends of justice which got Cllr Varney Sherman off the hook in the Sable Mining bribery scandal case in Liberia. The IJG statement said the Justice advocacy group has reliably unearthed that the presiding Judge in the Sable Mining case, His Honor Judge Peter Gbenewelee, the prosecution team headed by the…

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During the Legislative conference, Professor Olympia Beko, head of the international criminal justice unit of the human rights law centre, University of Nottingham, and David Scheffer, first U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001), will provide expert advice to members of the Legislature and Liberian stakeholders working on the Draft Act to Establish an Extraordinary Tribunal for War and Economic Crimes for Liberia via video-conference. News 

Liberia Hosts Conference on War Crimes Court

    Civitas Maxima, an organization that represented victims of War Crimes and civil society organizations have concluded a major conference on accountability for war crimes with members of the 54th Legislature. The conference was held at a resort in Monrovia from July 18-19, 2019. Selected members of the House of Representatives were invited, including the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA), civil society organizations and two international experts. According to Civitas Maxima, the conference was being organized in collaboration with the administration of the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom,…

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The president shall be elected by universal adult suffrage of registered voters in the Republic and shall hold office for a term of six years commencing at noon on the third working Monday in January of the year immediately following the elections. No person shall serve as President for more than two terms. Public Policy 

Pres. Weah Wants To Shorten Political Term limits

      Monrovia – When former President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson completed her second successive term of office last January, paving the way for her successor, George Manneh Weah to assume the mantle of authority as Liberia’s new head of state, it marked the first peaceful transfer of power in more than 70 years for Africa’s oldest republic. Now FrontPageAfrica is gathering that President Weah is planning to go a step further with a proposal on the table to reduce the presidential term limits from six years to five. The President,…

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In our country Liberia, there has been severe leadership deficit from the founding of the Liberian state to today. Liberia has been a country where there has been growth without development from year in year out. All these anomalies culminated in the fratricidal civil conflict that destroyed the fabric of our society and undermined our collective ability to move forward as one nation. With the help of ECOWAS and the International community, peace was restored to our country 15 years ago. Our collective responsibility as a people now is to maintain the peace. Instead, strange things are happening that could weaken our collective resolve to maintain the peace!! Yes, indeed strange things are happening in our country today- where people who were just barely managing to make life yesterday are today among the wealthiest people in Africa, if not the world, just in one year of being in power, as though they are money magicians. Op-ed 

SPEECH: Nepotism Was Wrong Yesterday And Is Wrong Today!

    By Tiawon Saye Gongloe   Comrade Chairman of the ALL Powerful Student Unification Party, Members of the Central Committee, Comrade Chairman of the 4 2nd Anniversary Committee, Members of the leadership of ULSU, Veterans of SUP, Members of the All-Powerful Student Unification Party, Representatives of other student political parties, Observers from national political parties, Guests and well-wishers, Representatives of the Administration of the University of LiberiaOther distinguished ladies and gentlemen   Before proceeding any further, I respectfully ask you to stand up and observe a moment of silence…

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And finally please ENCOURAGE your supporters to continue supporting you substantively rather than keep cursing and disrespecting the Liberian citizens who are taxpayers and who basically own the country. Their unruly behavior reflects negatively on you and makes your critics unpatriotic to our country. Finally, please clear the confusion surrounding your faith. Are you a Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, etc? Thank you, sir. Public Policy 

Former TRC Commissioner Calls out Laymah Gbowee

    The Editor,   I am not going to say what people want to hear. I am not going to join the cheerleaders who will instantaneously start singing the praises of individuals whatever the matter. I do not worry about being liked because I know no matter what I say, or do whether appropriate or not, everybody will not like me. I do not have to be accepted or be a part of the crowd. I am comfortable walking alone. In short I will remain me. ” Know thyself”…

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In an effort to formally call Government's attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances. Op-ed 

Why celebrate July 26 state looting and hunger?

    The Editor, We want to firstly restate the position that the extravagant Independence Day celebration had no value, with growing economic challenges, the ex-soccer star and Liberian President, George Weah was insensitive to the plights and cries of the Liberian people, especially the merrymaking and jamboree which apportioned and occasioned a whooping sum of approximately 1.5 million, for the celebration. This money could have been diverted for better purposes. I am of the opinion also, that Madame Laymah Gbowee should not have honored the invitation to speak at…

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In an effort to formally call Government's attention to the unfortunate situation of students in the Kingdom of Morocco, 43 Students gathered at the Liberian Embassy this week in a quest to have their plights addressed by the Ambassador. We have made every effort to speak with the Ambassador ,but the Ambassador maintained that he will not speak to the general student body as he is not the one accountable for Students allowances. Op-ed 

Stranded Students In Morocco Need Liberian Gov’t Intervention

    The Editor   As Stranded Government sponsored Students in Morocco, we this week gathered at the Liberian embassy to protest for our monthly allowances; but the Liberian Embassy authorized Police Unit to brutally remove us. International Scholarship for Students studying in Morocco has become a hardship. Few week ago, we reported the situation of 85 Liberian Students in Morocco being stranded due to the Liberian Government’s refusal to pay our monthly allowances. Liberian students, have spent 10 months in the northern African Country without receiving a dime from…

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He said getting sponsorship for the event has been an uphill battle. “So far we have only two sponsors—Cake House and PlusLiberia. We hope others can come aboard.” Celebrities expected to grace the occasion include socialite blogger, Alpha Bah, Weego Zico, Karishma DeQueen, L’Frankie, etc. He added that it costs US$5 for entry. Society Arts & Leisure 

Monrovia: Lamotar to lit runway today, Saturday

    By Gboko Stewart   “We chose to promote them because they are exceptionally creative when it comes to fashion,” Cole said. “They are often ignored because people fail to understand they’re the reason we have new and trending fashion every day.” He said overall, Lamotar seeks to stop the exploitation of designers. “Their ideas are mostly used and promoted by people who seek all the glory, forgetting it was the designer’s idea that birthed a new fashion.” He added that the event will be held monthly and doing…

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The Liberia n Listener call on the Liberian government to continue to review Liberian symbols, a project began by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and especially attention must be given the Liberian flag. While the flag we use has important symbolic importance to our nation-state, the Republic, and its peoples, the Liberian flag in its current form and state which is complete replication of the American flag, pays no respects to the Africa of our heritage, its traditions, civilization and it's peoples, and their aspirations----this is indeed a sensitive issue that must claim the immediate attention of policymakers and especially President of our republic, George Manneh Weah. Public Policy 

Happy Independence But It’s Time To Change The Liberian Flag

    E  D  I  T O  R  I  A  L   The Liberia n Listener call on the Liberian government to continue to review Liberian symbols, a project began by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and especially attention must be given the Liberian flag. While the flag we use has important symbolic importance to our nation-state, the Republic, and its peoples, the Liberian flag in its current form and state which is complete replication of the American flag, pays no respects to the Africa of our heritage, its traditions, civilization…

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It has become a pungent phenomenon in the history of humanity that discredited regimes faced with the heroic defiance of a mobilized people against all the filths and dirty tricks of the establishment, fearing that playing hardball would lead to its decisive crushing under the revolutionary weight of the enraged masses, agents of such bankrupt order would collapse into political posturing and dangle before the people a call for unity and dialogue—an inglorious pretext meant to save the neck of the regime from the noose in order to continue the spree of social domination. Op-ed 

Letter: – 172 Years of Same & The Shame

    By Rodney Sieh   Dear Readers, Africa’s oldest republic turns 172 this week shrouded in a damning controversy over whether or not Liberians should be celebrating in the midst of a rapidly-shrinking economy, massive levels of poverty, a free-flying exchange rate, protests on the main campus of the University of Liberia over teachers’ salaries, serious transparency and accountability lapses, massive cuts and delays in civil servants’ pay and a familiar refrain from the past regarding corruption, greed, nepotism, sycophancy and a governance style bordering the patronage theme mirroring…

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