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

ALJA Fetes New PUL Prez Charles Coffey

Praises outgoing leader Kamara The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has applauded its sister organization, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on the election of its new corps of officers, a release approved by its president Moses Sandy said recently. President-elect Charles Coffey and his corps of officers were elected on Saturday, November 19, in Ganta, Nimba County, at the Union’s 5th Annual Congress. In a recent

Why Liberia Missed Out On The Afcons

By Chris Weah Given the poor handling of the Liberian national team, and the failure for its recent qualification for the continental fiesta [Afcons], even as it was close to doing so, leaves much to ponder and especially Musa Bility and his lackluster led Liberian Football Association [LFA]. It seems that personal interests has NOW consumed the Liberian FA and the Lone Stars. There is no competitive domestic league to

Friendship with BYC CEO influenced selection?

Monrovia—There were eight players from Barrack Young Controllers (BYC), who featured in Liberia’s 0-1 defeat to Kenya in a FIFA-approved international friendly at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi on November 15. Greece-based Paul Were of Acharnaikos scored a 52nd minute goal to continue Kenya’s unbeaten run in eight games in friendlies and Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers. But it was the BYC players—Karleo Anderson, Hilton Varney, Prince Jetoh, Kemoh Kamara,

Liberian born model Deddeh Howard

  <img alt=”Model Deddeh Howard's ” class=”StretchedBox W(100%) H(100%) ie-7_H(a)” src=”–/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxhbmRlcjtzbT0xO3c9ODAw/ Howard, an American model born and raised in West Africa, is tired of black models being marginalized, so she’s doing something about it. Howard is raising awareness for more diversity in the fashion industry by publishing a series of photos to her website in which she recreates major advertising campaigns that originally starred A-list white models and actresses. She calls her project “Black

Audit Finds 10mil Missing On Mansion's Renovation

Monrovia – The audit of the Executive Mansion Renovation Project is the first undertaken by the Auditor-General of Liberia on the Executive Mansion Renovation Project. It was requested by the President of Liberia and commissioned by the Auditor-General, under the statutory mandate of the Auditor General as provided for under section 2.1.3 of the GAC Act of 2014. The audit covers from July 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015. The

Joseph Baokai

Staff Report The Liberian Leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has publicly given her blessing and support to her Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai, describing him as “The most experienced person” to lead the country. Speaking recently President Sirleaf said, “I know that he is the more prepared, the most experienced, the one that will ensure continuity building upon the progress that we already have.” Observers say under Sirleaf, official corruption

Taylor Wants Financial Autonomy Act For Senate

Senator Jewel Howard Taylor (Bong Co.) has submitted a bill to the Senate requesting that the Legislature be granted financial autonomy like the Executive and Judiciary branches of the government. In a June 23 letter accompanying the bill, referred to as “Financial Autonomy Act of the Legislature”, Senator Taylor noted that except for the National Legislature, the other two branches of government, the Executive and the Judiciary, exercise financial autonomy

Liberia Must Invest More In Early Education

Staff Report A graduate student in Strategic Management and Leadership at Harvard University in Boston, MA, Mr. Austin S Fallah, has called on those seeking political offices in 2017 to begin investing in the education of the future generation of the country. Speaking to journalists on the main campus of Hamline University, his Alma matter, when he attended the graduation ceremonies of some Liberians, the Harvard student observed that investing

Sirleaf’s presidential task-force a dishonest scheme?

By Hassan  Fadiga Is Johnson-Sirleaf’s presidential task-force a dishonest scheme? A critical look at the Liberian leader’s stance on official corruption. The presidential task-force set up by President Sirleaf to investigate an allegation of bribery in the Sable Mining case may be a diversionary tactic and a public relation stunt. Madam Sirleaf has a cunning way of deceiving international donors, whenever there is a scandalous report of corruption in her