MOVEE calls for political will to end graft in Liberia

Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) chairman Dee-Maxwell Kemayah has given mixed reviews to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s final Annual Message to the joint session of the legislature, adding his take on the issues the speech dealt with, including transformative change in the financial sector, fixing the economy and curbing corruption. Putting forward a brief disclaimer, Dee-Maxwell Kemayah said although Sirleaf’s annual message did not justify continuity, citizens should however be

Review-Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea

Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea reveals the long-hidden story of those who lived in the region before Liberia was created. The book brings forth inspiring revelations laying bare for the readers the different languages and ethnic groups of Liberia. Burrowes narrates that, the barkless or “kaykay” dog found in Liberian villages were a favorite pet of Ancient Egyptian pharaohs, and kola – once used as an ingredient in soft

Liberty Party Slams Liberia Revenue Authority

The Editor Is the Liberian Government serious about helping the little guy?  if so, then why are they suffocating small businesses with their stupid regulations and red tape?  (Re “Liberty Party Slams Liberia Revenue Authority Over Tax Protest At Freeport”) Recently, the small business killers (Liberia Revenue Authority aka LRA) decided to impose additional regulations to crack down on fake invoices and under-valuation on imported commodities.  But these new regulations

Liberian Assembly Building, Capitol Hill Monrovia

The Editor,   Denying rumors of bribery, Rep. Matenokay Tingban [aka Chump Change Tingban] says the bribery accusation is false and misleading. He describe it as “blackmail”. (Re “Liberian Lawmakers Dispel Hummingbird U.S$1.5 Bribery”) Yeah right…  But do you believe anything these born rogues tell you? Please. Bribery is their M.O (modus operandi)! Even my Happy Corner people have more creditability than Chump Change Tingban! Crooks, liars and thieves (born rogues) earned their

Person voting Liberia Election 2017

  (December 14, 2016): The most important power one has as a voter is the power of his or her vote. It is the power you have as voters to hold all elected and appointed individuals in various positions of power, including the presidency accountable. This power is guaranteed under the Liberian Constitution. This is your undisputable power and right that allows you to make your government work for you.

C. C. Dennis and April 22 1980

by John Weghorst The Executions of April 22, 1980 in Monrovia, Liberia: Who is Charles Cecil Dennis, Jr.? Born 1931, Montserrado County, Liberia Died April 22, 1980, Barclay Beach, Monrovia, Liberia: Mr. Charles “Cecil” Dennis was a well known and well respected Liberian political figure who was American educated and who served as Secretary of State/Minister of Foreign Affairs under President William Tolbert from 1973 until the coup d’état by Samuel Doe on April

ames verdier lacc liberia

The Editor What’s the point of having an anti-corruption commission (LACC) that   pretends to be doing something about corruption, but they’re actually doing NOTHING?  Doing nothing has been very, very expensive for the poor Liberian taxpayers!  According to estimates, since its inception (2008), US$15 million of our tax dollars have been spent funding LACC operations, but they’ve only prosecuted 2 cases successfully (convictions).  Yes, just two convictions. That’s US$7.5 million

Fidel Castro was also a consummate tactician that instantly grasped and acted on the key issues of the moment

HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME After a long illness that forced him to withdraw from office in July 2006, Fidel Castro died on November 25. Castro had previously survived many U.S. efforts to overthrow his government and physically eliminate him including the sponsorship of invasions, numerous assassination attempts and terrorist attacks. He held supreme political power in Cuba for more than 47 years, and even after having left high office he

In Africa alone, 33 countries have anti-gay laws including Uganda, Nigeria, Sudan and Mauritania

By edith m. lederer AP—Supporters of gay rights won a victory at the United Nations Monday when an African attempt to suspend the first U.N. independent expert charged with investigating violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity failed.  African nations had urged the General Assembly’s human rights committee to delay implementation of a resolution adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva to determine “the legal

Althea Romeo-Mark’s collection of selected poems, If Only the Dust Would Settle, is the outgrowth of a series of poetry readings, commissioned by VITA

By Valerie Knowles-Combie Althea Romeo-Mark’s collection of selected poems, If Only the Dust Would Settle, is the outgrowth of a series of poetry readings, commissioned by VITA (Verein fur Interkulturelle Treffpunkte und Anlaufstellen), an “umbrella organization that focuses on the integration of immigrants in Switzerland.” Romeo-Mark’s introduction explains that her poems are connected to a personal essay. “A Home with Endless Space” (7), a very significant construct that reinforces the