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PHOTO ESSAY: Speaker Alex Tyler

The recent Global Witness damning report on Liberia has raised the stakes as the 2017 presidential and legislative election looms. Caught in this dragnet is a presidential candidate and Liberia’s third most powerful politician Alex Tyler who is the speaker of the Honorable House of Representatives. But who is Alex Tyler?—Alex Tyler, 52, was born on December 15, 1963 in Klay District, Bomi County Liberia, and belonged to the Unity

Fonati Koffa Embezzlement: “He did it for Liberia”

  By Theodore Hodge   The case of Counselor Jonathan Fonati Koffa (in 2006  took  another turn, as he was barred  for dishonorable behavior for practicing law in the United States). Was it for better or worse? Well, that depends on one’s vantage point. I venture to say that Koffa did get a good deal and here’s why: It was reported that Jonathan Koffa had pled guilty to four federal

11 Questions: Aletha Campbell, Movie Producer

Campbell is a Liberian film maker currently residing in the United States of America. Her passion for movies and filmmaking led her to the recent debut production of “Somewhere In Baltimore.” The movie has been an instant sensation with critics and premiere viewers, having seen successful premiers in Philadelphia, Minnesota, and other cities in the US. It is set to tour Western Africa soon:  June and July of this year.

Ouko's  Audit: a case of hypocrisy and mockery

Liberia has more serious problems that demand more serious attention, a more serious leadership and more serious people with integrity, honesty and above all, a fear of God.  So while it may be true that the Auditor General of Kenya, Mr. Edward R.O. Ouko, seems to be a very nice, serious and perhaps honest man, his recent participation in the unending mockery and hypocrisy that keep unfolding in Liberia and

Welcome to Politics Again Weah

The Editor, Senator Weah is seeking (again) to be put in charge of the Liberian government, but does anyone, including our uninformed voters, know or care about his track record in government? Don’t scratch your head, I’m here to refresh your memory! Weah’s track record in government has been an unmitigated disaster!  (Re “Welcome to Politics Again Weah…”) Right now, Weah is a sitting Senator from Montserrado County.  Before becoming

Erosion: Is The Government Insensitive?

By Atty Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) There have been incessant reports in the media about how erosion has been causing havoc in some parts of the country, especially Montserrado County. Noticeably some of the areas in Montserrado County that have been highly hit are New Kru Town and the densely populated Township of West Point. In recent time, these two areas have continued to feel the pinch of the effect

2017: Corruption & Impugnity Liberia at cross roads

Boston, Massachusetts – The Universal Human Rights International (UHRI) hereby publishes its 2017 Presidential & General Elections Manifesto inviting ordinary Liberian citizens to transform Liberia by joining the Citizens’ Initiatives movement to design a new democratic system of governance in Liberia and rejecting the new constitution with “Dual Citizenship & Christian Nation” proposals in its totality. With rising ritualistic killings, impunity, systemic corruption, unjustifiably huge salaries of Liberian government officials,

Book Review: Where The Road Turns

  B o o k   r e v i e w by ralph geeplay Reviewed here, this is not a book that was just published. It has been out for  about 5 years. But having just read and gotten it, decided would review, and why not. Where The Road Turns is a handsomely written poetry book that has been deservedly praised elsewhere/s and especially so written, by the Liberian writer

The Duncan-Jones Feud

  By Atty Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) Is The Duncan-Jones Scenario Something Strange About Sinoe Leaders? For sometimes now, the airwaves have been fraught with reports and newspapers replete with stories about how Mr. Crayton Duncan, a confidant of the former Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Dr. Mills Jones pledged support to the candidacy of Vice President Joseph Boakai in Sinoe recently. More noticeably, Mr. Duncan

Liberia: Is George Weah Ready to be President?

  Hawa Wesseh This week, news emerged that Senator George Manneh Oppong Weah, the former world footballer who used his feet to accomplish wonders in the European league, thus becoming world best player in 1995 – a fame he would also use to launch his political career – ranked as one of the worst performing senators in terms of plenary participation. The news is a setback for a country in