The Liberian People Party will support the ideals of Pan Africanism

The Editor The Liberian People’s Party (LPP) comes with ideas that run parallel with its candidates’ struggle history and their clean record of service to the motherland! So, we have not heard the elements saying our candidates siphoned state resources when they served in appointed positions. We have not heard them say our candidates lived extravagantly at the expense of state resources. They have not told the public that our candidates were ever involved in the abuse of power for personal benefits. They will not, because there are no records…

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Legislative Mercenary Impeachment Proceedings

A recent petition by a handful of disgruntled lawmakers (Senators Dan Morais, Peter Coleman and Jim Tornolah, and Representatives George Mulbah and Numene Bartekwah), calling for the impeachment of three Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of Liberia for judicial opinion which the Associate Justices recently rendered in the latest Code of Conduct case, is misguided, unthoughtful, violates Article 73 of the Liberian Constitution, and is reminiscent of political mercenerism – an attempt to arm-twist the judiciary in discharge of its duties. Article 73 provides, “No judicial official shall be…

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Who Will Be the Fighting President?

Dear presidential candidates: The Liberian people are looking for a fighting president. The fighting president is the one who is willing to fight to give all Liberians equal fighting chance for better livelihoods. He or She is the one who is willing to summon a new dawn to mark a renewed beginning for Liberia by ending the “semi-godly presidency” and the “oligarchy governance structure” in the country. Which of you is the one? Our founding purpose is clear, which was and still is building a country of strong institutions not…

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House of Cards why Ellen doesn’t trust Boakai

The Ellen “House of Cards” in these elections: Why she doesn’t trust the current Unity Party candidate and exposure of her investments in Liberty Party and CDC: By Varney Anasters Teah Background: The Liberian General elections of 2017 is already parading many controversies. From crossing carpet to infightings, electoral activities have been filled with tension as well as surprising, if not mystical occurrences. However, the person dictating the current electoral climate is no other than the “Maradona” or in modern day attribution, the “Cristiano Ronaldo” of Liberian politics, Madam Ellen…

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Nina Simone In Liberia

Someone who knew Nina Simone well—a Liberian friend of hers, I suppose a mutual friend now—told me a story. Liberia’s past is in pieces, he said, and here’s one of them. Maybe it’s the one you’re looking for. On a September night in 1974, the wet season was closing down and an encore of rain washed the streets of Monrovia, Liberia; a torrent of sky and trash—discarded slippers, supine roaches, maybe a lost crab. The rain stopped as abruptly as it started, as if a conductor had pressed his fingers…

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‘Poverty Doctor’ Wants Quality Education For Liberia

We will work to create a conducive atmosphere for learning and [will commit] resources to train teachers Monrovia — In the wake of fixing the educational mess president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke about in the past and improving the broken down economy of Liberia, the political leader of the Movement for Economy Empowerment (MOVEE) has prescribed policy his leadership will put in place to improve the two. Serving as keynote speaker at program marking the induction ceremony of officers elect of the University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU), Dr. J….

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The Cummings-Sulunteh ticket poised to emerge victorious

The Editor, As the Cummings-Sulunteh ticket poised to emerge victorious on 10-10-17 it will bring with it a legislature that will also be ANC-led. The Cummings-Sulunteh ticket is doing many things that have never been done before in any Liberian election. Some of the things include a vetting process to ensure that quality candidates are chosen for the Liberian legislature on the ANC ticket as to ensure the sweeping reforms the Cummings-Sulunteh administration will be proposing are passed into law. ANC and the Cummings-Sulunteh ticket are traveling deep inside Liberia’s…

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Review: Jabbeh Wesley’s When The Wanderers Come Home

When the Wanderers Come Home is a grieving love letter to Liberia, a country that contains her story By Bidisha SK Mamata In Patricia Jabbeh Wesley’s powerful When the Wanderers Come Home, the search for a place of arrival, self-recognition and remembrance continues, but doesn’t find a resting place. Wesley was born in Liberia but settled in America; this pained and poignant collection focuses on her return to the former. She traces relatives, interviews women war survivors and figuratively and literally searches through the detritus of violence, poverty and natural…

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The Duel: Floyd Mayweather Vs. Conor McGregor

The flamboyant Irishman [Notorious] is stepping out of the UFC for the first time to box the best pound for pound American [Money.] Well, I was wrong. I’m not perfect, and I’ve been wrong many times before. Once, I made a wrong turn at a yield spot, I didn’t think a reality TV star would become president, and I thought Stone Cold Steve Austin would win the first blood match at the King of The Ring in 1998. But, when I penned a column a few months to explain why…

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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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