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Archive for May, 2014

To people of good faith, Let us save little Felecia Prowd’s life!

To people of good faith, Let us save little Felecia Prowd’s life!

By T. Gbuo-Mle Bedell               Seven-year-old Felecia Prowd was dragged several yards under the carriage of a Danish Refugee Council’s (DRC) motor car in Little Wlebo Refugee Camp, Maryland County, on May 15, 2012 when she was just five years old. Her head kept bouncing under the vehicle as the chauffeur drove on. When the […]

Top Business Student Joan Curran Darkortey inducted into prestigious International Business Honor Society

Top Business Student Joan Curran Darkortey inducted into prestigious International Business Honor Society

Staff Writer   Cleveland, Ohio—The Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at the Monte Ahuja College of Business at Cleveland State University inducted Joan Curran Darkortey into the prestigious international business honor society on April 11, 2014. Curran Darkortey will receive an Executive Master of Business Administration degree with honors, graduating magna cum laude from Cleveland State […]

Reckless and controversial public servant salary: régime legalizes bribery and normalizes corruption in Liberia

Reckless and controversial public servant salary: régime legalizes bribery and normalizes corruption in Liberia

By Sarr Abdulai Vandi      There is a huge compensation of salary to imported indigene Liberians in the Ellen Johnson-SIRLEAF administration. Paying a monthly salary in excess of US$5K, US$10K, US$15K, US$20K, US$25K and US$30K per month to a public servant in any category is in insane and a reckless pattern of governance that makes […]

Liberia is hypocritical in the fight for Women’s Rights by applying the 1973 Alien and Nationality Law as amended in 1974

Liberia is hypocritical in the fight for Women’s Rights by applying the 1973 Alien and Nationality Law as amended in 1974

By Emmanuel S. Wettee     Liberia produced the late Madam Angie Elizabeth Brooks, the first African female President of the United Nations General Assembly and President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female elected President and Nobel Peace Winner. On July 17, 1984 Liberia became a party to the Convention on The Elimination of all forms of […]

General recommends proven approach for relief from stress of war and violence

General recommends proven approach for relief from stress of war and violence

By Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh, Dr. David Leffler and David Shapiro   In the past 20 years, 18 African nations have been ravaged by war. It is estimated that up to 100 million Africans have been victims of war, violence, sexual abuse or natural disasters or witnessed horrific acts of terror and now suffer […]

Liberia’s 2014 midterm elections: A missing link

Liberia’s 2014 midterm elections: A missing link

By Ralph Geeplay     Eight years into post-war Liberia, the West African state goes to mid-term elections this year. Only that the country will be electing members of the Liberian Legislature for the third time, yet, municipal elections were never ever considered. Reports say, while much has been written about decentralizing political power in […]

Anthony Kanneh, Acting National Executive Chairman, UPUSA Impeached

Anthony Kanneh, Acting National Executive Chairman, UPUSA Impeached

The National Association of Members of the Unity Party in the Americas / Diaspora          OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, UPUSA   April 24, 2014 Impeachment and Removal from Office as Acting National Executive Chairman of UPUSA Cognizant of the duties and responsibilities of the National Board of Directors and that […]

Gyude Bryant deserves a state funeral

Gyude Bryant deserves a state funeral

By Thomas Bedell   I have been reading in the dailies that the family of Chairman Charles Gyude Bryant are rejecting the participation of the Liberian government in the funeral ceremonies that will take him to his final resting place, thus taking away his rightful dues as a former head of state of the Republic […]