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Archive for March, 2013

Q & A: Lovetta Gbeh Tugbeh, Interim Director, Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL)

Q & A: Lovetta Gbeh Tugbeh, Interim Director, Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL)

By Tewroh-Wehoe Sungbeh       This week’s Q & A features activist Lovetta Gbeh Tugbeh, Interim Director, Coalition for Justice in Liberia (CJL), a grassroots advocacy organization dedicated to prosecuting identifiable warlords of Liberia’s 14-year civil war. Ms. Tugbeh was kind enough to grant The Liberian Dialogue (www.theliberiandialogue.org) this interview. Q. Who’s Lovetta Gbeh Tugbeh? Can […]

Lone Stars' Zah Krangar calls out Uganda Cranes

Lone Stars’ Zah Krangar calls out Uganda Cranes

By Ralph Geeplay       When the Liberian Lone Stars meet the Ugandan Cranes on Sunday,  March 24, at the Monrovia Sports complex in Paynesville, one thing is certain to go down. It’s going to be lots of firewooks. While Scotsman Bobby Williamson has been drilling his troops for the showdown, reports out of the Liberian camp […]

Monrovia, A city far below a country's capital

Monrovia, A city far below a country’s capital

By Tamba D. Aghailas     Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia was named after the United States of America’s fifth President, James Monroe. Monrovia was envisioned by the settlers during the 1800s upon the onset of their arrival in their newfound nation, Liberia. The settlers declared independence in 1847, with a promise of freedom, prosperity and the pursuit […]

Fathers and mothers are untimately responsible for their children's education

Fathers and mothers are untimately responsible for their children’s education

By Clemente Ferrer      The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states in Article 26 solemnly the right of parents to educate their own children.  There is a close relationship between procreation and education, to the point that education is considered an extension or complement to generation. The right to educate parents about their children is rooted in human […]

Tisdell called as Liberian Lone Star battles Uganda Cranes

Tisdell called as Liberian Lone Star battles Uganda Cranes

By Ralph Geeplay           Roving winger, Tonia Tisdell has been included in Coach Frank Jericho Nagbe’s squad that is expected to face the Uganda Cranes on match day, the 24th of this month at the Sports complex in Paynesville, Monrovia. Interim Coach Nagbe called up 12 Liberian professionals for the battle with the Cranes, including […]

RIA saga reinforces Sirleaf administration’s image as corrupt

RIA saga reinforces Sirleaf administration’s image as corrupt

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh      Vacancy: Positions available in the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration. Candidate must be ready to go to Liberia (not to do actual work to change lives and rebuild crumbling institutions) but to steal from government and get rich quick. No prosecution or confiscation of stolen wealth, but reappointment to another influential and […]

Supreme interference

Supreme interference

  By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   The story is all too familiar. A young Liberian, Edward Gberi, who was trying to earn an honest living as store help was choked to death in 1978, by his Lebanese employer for allegedly chewing a candy. The Liberian Supreme Court under Chief Justice James A. A. Pierre immediately took on […]

11 questions with The Liberian Dialogue Editor, Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh

11 questions with The Liberian Dialogue Editor, Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh

By Ralph Geeplay (The Liberian Listener)     Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh is editor of The Liberian Dialogue, an Atlanta-based web publication that is establishing itself influentially as one of post-war Liberia’s sober media entities. Sungbeh’s ‘no holds barred’ approach to journalism and commentaries on developmental issues has established The Liberian Dialogue as a significant voice on major […]

Liberia should learn from its Firestone experience

Liberia should learn from its Firestone experience

By Tewroh Wehtoe Sungbeh   A chief executive officer (CEO) recently outlined his company’s vision for the millennium. That vision “is a global one” that will expand his three-billion-dollar cable wire manufacturing business to the rest of the world. Despite his global goal, the CEO spoke confidently and enthusiastically about China as a target market for […]

Gov’t cuts incentive for Health Workers in Gbarpolu

Gov’t cuts incentive for Health Workers in Gbarpolu

– Staff Writer          Voluntary health workers (VHWs) in Gbarma District, Gbarpolu County are now experiencing reduction in their monthly incentive giving by the Government of Liberia (GoL). In a chat with this writer, Mr. J. Mammoh Jah II, a lab assistant at the Gbarma Clinic, said the incentive for the VHWs has been cut […]