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Archive for March, 2012

V.P. Boakai's U.S. (LAMA Installation) Trip Revealed Liberian Government is Wasteful and Fiscally Irresponsible

V.P. Boakai’s U.S. (LAMA Installation) Trip Revealed Liberian Government is Wasteful and Fiscally Irresponsible

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Most Liberian communities in the U. S., wish they were as fortunate as the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA), whose scheduled March 31 installation ceremonies this weekend brought out the Vice President of Liberia, the President pro-tempro of the Liberian Senate, the Mayor of the city of Monrovia, and other […]

Hope, not mockery: Rep. Tingban challenges President Sirleaf on pre-election promises

Hope, not mockery: Rep. Tingban challenges President Sirleaf on pre-election promises

By Samuka V. Konneh Nimba County, (District 9) Liberia: In her annual message to the nation and the 52nd national legi slature, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on Monday, disclosed her government’s plan to relocate the nation’s capital from Monrovia to Zekepa, central Liberia. “I am talking to every single citizen of this great nation when I […]

Act Establishing Land Reform Commission Shows Seriousness of Problem

Act Establishing Land Reform Commission Shows Seriousness of Problem

By. Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   “I will not work for government when I go home,” the gentleman proudly told me. “I will buy my land and build my retirement home in Monrovia,” the other fellow said. Those are exactly the words of Liberians who are contemplating returning home to Liberia one day never to work for […]

Welcome to Nationalism: Where Nations Find Hope, Where Wings Take Dream

Welcome to Nationalism: Where Nations Find Hope, Where Wings Take Dream

By Ivan Simic   These days, we are witnessing the immense rise of nationalism in the world, which many decades ago change the course of human history. Beside the existing rise, nationalism has been an important factor in the development of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. In the 19th century, a […]

The progressives are here: debunking the cowards behind Koijee's calumnies

The progressives are here: debunking the cowards behind Koijee’s calumnies

By Rufus D. Neufville   I have known Jefferson Koijee for more than a decade. We fought many intellectual battles together against the forces of backwardness. While serving as president of the National Students Intellectual Council, the young politician demonstrated uncompromising independence in thoughts and actions. This was the advocate I knew until he became […]

"Monrovia Clean-Up Day?" Who's Making The Call, and Where Are They Dumping the Garbage?

“Monrovia Clean-Up Day?” Who’s Making The Call, and Where Are They Dumping the Garbage?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   I love Monrovia. I grew up admiring that old and rugged city as a child. It is a city on the hill surrounded by lakes, swamps, rocks and the Atlantic Ocean. Monrovia is where I was born many years ago. As the nation’s capital, Monrovia is the undisputed power among the […]

Education and Poverty Reduction Strategy

Education and Poverty Reduction Strategy

By Francis W. Nyepon  Poverty is injustice and an abuse of human rights, especially for children. Liberia has had seven years of peace; yet educational policies have had no meaningful impact on learning, or on reducing poverty for the average Liberian, most especially the children. This author believes that education is pivotal in breaking the […]

Historical Lecture to the American People

Historical Lecture to the American People

By Ivan Simic   Every day, we have the opportunity to read  articles,  opinions and news analysis from one group of the American people in which they more or less express their will in very confusing ways. Many  of them do not know historical facts about their own country, not to mention history of other countries.  Sometimes, they behave like […]

LAMA 27th Inaugural Ball and Fundraiser Event

LAMA 27th Inaugural Ball and Fundraiser Event

March 21, 2012 Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA) Press Release LAMA 27th Inaugural Ball and Community Cultural Center Fundraising Event Norcross, GA., Saturday, March 31, 2012 – The Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta (LAMA) cordially invites you to join hundreds of Liberians and friends of Liberia witness the public installation of its new executives […]

Beware The Grandstanding: Vote Yes for Dual Citizenship and Other Hot-Button National Issues

Beware The Grandstanding: Vote Yes for Dual Citizenship and Other Hot-Button National Issues

   By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh      Like the Liberian capital, Monrovia, that needs a complete overhaul or relocation because of decadence, over-crowdedness and health and safety concerns, the archaic Liberian constitution also needs to be overhauled because it is flawed and not serving the Liberian people well.      While it is true that the original 1847 constitution […]