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Archive for June, 2012

Presidential friendship emboldens Mary Broh’s uncultured leadership style

Presidential friendship emboldens Mary Broh’s uncultured leadership style

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh    There was a popular joke in Liberia during the Tolbert administration about his erratic brother, Frank Tolbert. As Senator and a family member of the president, Frank Tolbert, who was believed to claim ownership of the public sidewalk in front of his house, was quick to prevent the public from walking […]

A Tribute to Thomas “Tom” Saah Kamara: Comrade in the Liberian People’s Struggle for Rice & Rights

A Tribute to Thomas “Tom” Saah Kamara: Comrade in the Liberian People’s Struggle for Rice & Rights

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor   Andrew Jackson said once, “One man with courage can make a majority.” Mike Murdock went on to say, “You will be remembered for two things: the problem you solve or the ones you create.” Both statements remind me of my comrade and patriotic son, the late Thomas Tom Saah Kamara, to […]

A Tribute to Thomas “Tom” Saah Kamara: Comrade in the Liberian People’s Struggle for Rice & Rights

A Tribute to Thomas “Tom” Saah Kamara: Comrade in the Liberian People’s Struggle for Rice & Rights

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor   Andrew Jackson said once, “One man with courage can make a majority.” Mike Murdock went on to say, “You will be remembered for two things: the problem you solve or the ones you create.” Both statements remind me of my comrade and patriotic son, the late Thomas Tom Saah Kamara, to […]

Kramer vs. Kramer: Destroyed from within

Kramer vs. Kramer: Destroyed from within

By Clemente Ferrer      Legal guardians may file for divorce on behalf of the disabled person they represent. This was declared by the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court in a judgment which states that the guardian may invade the legal rights of the disabled. The sentence gives reason to the parents of a woman […]

A covenant betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its chapters -- Part II

A covenant betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its chapters — Part II

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor   Dear Readers, I beg your indulgence to lend me your ears. Through this medium, I will set the record straight. This matter really catches my heart. Part I of this series ended with ULAA returning to the vision created by the founding fathers and mothers when they met in Philadelphia in […]

Tom Kamara’s death is a reason to fund, staff and have confidence in nation’s hospitals

Tom Kamara’s death is a reason to fund, staff and have confidence in nation’s hospitals

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         I never met Tom Kamara in person, but I read his incredibly prolific writings over the years.  One of the nation’s best in terms of writing about and disseminating news events out of Liberia, as he sees it from his politically and socially conscious mind. Before I founded this website in […]

A Covenant Betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its Chapters -- Part I

A Covenant Betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its Chapters — Part I

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor     “A Covenant Betrayed: Partisanship within ULAA and its Chapters,” is a 5-part series in response to some of the questions posed by one of Liberia’s literary scholars, Professor K-Moses Nagbe about the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), Inc. The title of the book is: My Compatriot Your Compatriot: […]

“Vision 2030” a gimmick: Replace it with a practical ‘Vision 2012’

“Vision 2030” a gimmick: Replace it with a practical ‘Vision 2012’

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh    Pick up a phone and call a Liberian – any Liberian living in the country. Ask the individual how things are in Liberia? The person will tell you this: “Life in the country is a living hell; things are hard, the country is lawless, and the government is corrupt.” I am not […]

Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) at work: What's wrong with these pictures?

Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) at work: What's wrong with these pictures?

   By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh What’s wrong with these recent pictures from Monrovia? Any health or safety concerns for these Liberian government sanitation workers? These Liberian government sanitation workers are not wearing uniforms or gloves, no boots or working shoes; (some) are even wearing flipflops (slippers), and some are also carrying their hand bags with them as they […]

Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) at work: What's wrong with these pictures?

Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) at work: What’s wrong with these pictures?

   By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh What’s wrong with these recent pictures from Monrovia? Any health or safety concerns for these Liberian government sanitation workers? These Liberian government sanitation workers are not wearing uniforms or gloves, no boots or working shoes; (some) are even wearing flipflops (slippers), and some are also carrying their hand bags with them as they […]