By Tiawan S. Gongloe Before proceeding any further, may I beg your indulgence to bow with me for a moment of silence in memory of all Liberians who have died for political reasons, since the independence of this country? They are President Edward James Roye, those chiefs and tribesmen killed for resisting the extension of governance to the rural parts of Liberia, S. David Coleman and his son, D. Twe,
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
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
Staff Report Police in Bomi County, western Liberia are investigating the mysterious death of a 47-year old man whose body was discovered on Sirleaf Camp along the Monrovia and Bomi County highway. According to a local daily, quoting police source, the body of Alfred Gorden was late Tuesday afternoon discovered under an old farm kitchen, two minutes walk from the Sirleaf Camp with his face laying flat on the ground.
Staff report The Lone Stars Head Coach, James Salinsa Debbah has said he is taking a break to seek medical attention in the United States. Debbah has announced he was resigning from the Liberian national team as head coach, terming criticisms against him as unfair and which have mounted in recent weeks. Veteran Ghanaian Coach Kwesi Appiah has been tipped to fill the void, a report the Liberian FA has denied.
The Editor, Do you think you will ever see “cold water” lawmakers punish Speaker Tyler for lining his pockets? Please.. Only in your dreams will you see Alex Tyler being reprimanded, removed, or in handcuffs for taking bribes! Why? Because 99.99999999 percent of our lawmakers are ethically challenged. On top of that, corrupt politicians in Liberia are rarely punished for lining their pockets, So why would you expect an ethically challenged
By Martin Benson MONROVIA—Oumou Sirleaf Hage, one of the administrators of the Testate and Estate of the late Milad R. Hage and eighty-three (83) tenants of said estate have been held in ‘Contempt of Court’ and fined by the presiding judge of the Monthly and Probate Court, Eva Mappy Morgan. Judge Morgan in her ruling Friday June 10, 2016 indicated that the failure of Madam Oumou Hage to comply with
By Varney Sirleaf Registered political parties are calling on the national legislature to enact the Local Government Bill into law. In a Joint Resolution adopted in Buchanan City, Brand Bassa County by political parties on Decentralization and Local Governance Reforms, the parties urged the Executive Branch of Government to fast track’ submission of the draft Local Government Act to the Legislative Branch of Government and at the same time, called
Born Nov.7, 1961 Ophelia S. Lewis is a Liberian writer and publisher. Her first book, “My Dear Liberia”  was published in memory of pre- civil war Liberia. She is referred to in some quarters as a feminist-nationalist, and is the founder of Village Tale Publishing. She is also the author of novels, and children’s books, poetry, short stories and essays. Ophelia is active in helping other authors getting their
MONROVIA—Liberia’s international negative reputation for corruption continues to grow with several international reports painting a bad image about how the country is managing its resources. Against the backdrop of a Global Witness report alleging bribery reported committed by former and current Liberian government officials another report has listed Liberia as the top African country with saving in bank accounts when the amount deposited are matched with the country Gross domestic