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Archive for December, 2012

Liberian editor speaks truth to power

Liberian editor speaks truth to power

By Ralph Geeplay   11 Questions: Activist Stephanie C. Horton Horton is the managing editor and founder of Sea Breeze Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings (SBJ), an e-publication that promotes Liberian arts and culture. 1. Why was Sea Breeze Journal established, and how long have you been in existence? Thanks for the interview, Ralph, and […]

President Sirleaf continues to risk Liberia into further chaos

President Sirleaf continues to risk Liberia into further chaos

By Edmond R. Gray       The arrival of information technology made it somewhat near possible to predict future circumstances such as weather condition, sex of an unborn child, extinction of endangered species, etc. Today, we are told in advance the birth-day of a child in its fetus stage. With the help of a GPS, we can […]

Making the case for dual citizenship in Liberia

Making the case for dual citizenship in Liberia

Paper presented at the Conference on “Dual Citizenship in Liberia,” sponsored by the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA), held in Washington D.C., Saturday, December 8, 2012.     By George Klay Kieh, Jr.        Globally, the issue of dual citizenship or dual nationality is not a new phenomenon. This is reflected in […]

President Sirleaf gets cocky in second term

President Sirleaf gets cocky in second term

By Ralph Geeplay   Early in her second term, and on the last leg of her presidency, analysts say the Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is getting cocky, and showing signs of someone who is not worry about reelection. Sirleaf has been complacent when she needs to, and tends to be expedient in the face of […]

A possible AIDS vaccine is underway

A possible AIDS vaccine is underway

By Clemente Ferrer          The Institute of IrsiCaixa AIDS Research, in collaboration with researchers from the National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Heidelberg (Germany), has come up with a possible AIDS vaccine. The team’s findings are published in the “PLoS Biology” Journal. Moreover, more than US$ 25 million have been invested as […]

A perspective on the prospect of dual citizenship law in Liberia

A perspective on the prospect of dual citizenship law in Liberia

By Cecil Franweah Frank In recent time, the issue of dual citizenship has captivated Liberians living in the diaspora, particularly in the United States and some parts of Western Europe. The draft of a dual citizenship bill was introduced in the National Legislature under the sponsorship of Senators Sumo Kupee (Lofa County), Cletus Wotorson (Grand […]

Letters to the Editor – Editor@theliberiandialogue.org - Click for more

Letters to the Editor – Editor@theliberiandialogue.org – Click for more

     2012/2013 Letters to the Editor – Editor@theliberiandialogue.org           Koijee’s suspension confirms CDC’s problems, and George Weah’s lack of leadership   Firstly, we must commend you for taking the courage to voice your opinion on many issues that others would shy away from. Let me , however quickly aver that while your courage is admirable, your […]

All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship - PRESS STATEMENT

All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship – PRESS STATEMENT

        PRESS STATEMENT COLUMBUS-Ohio: Liberians residing in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States will gather in Washington DC from December 7-8, 2012 for a two-day “All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship” to push for their country to allow dual nationality for the hundreds of thousands of citizens that fled the country’s […]

‘Senator’ George Weah? Can he deliver in the Liberian senate?

‘Senator’ George Weah? Can he deliver in the Liberian senate?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh Since he failed to win the Liberian presidency on two occasions, some are urging George Weah, the former football star-turned-politician to run for the Liberian senate, as if the Senate is the only place where Weah can do a better job to further his vision for the country. Interestingly enough, the same […]

Motorcycle (Pen-Pen) laws, safety, and public reaction

Motorcycle (Pen-Pen) laws, safety, and public reaction

-Staff Report  The Liberia National Police (LNP) through its Director for Public Safety, Col. Meekie Gray, has clarified that the new regulation regarding the parking hour of “penpen” (motorbike) was not done unilaterally by the LNP.  According Col. Gray, the new regulation was drawn out of series of discussions with the Liberia Motorcycle Transport Union […]