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Archive for July, 2014

Visa cancellation and war crime news in Liberia: The sad truth

Visa cancellation and war crime news in Liberia: The sad truth

 By Arthur B. Dennis         After reading FrontPage Africa news story on the visa cancellation of certain government officials in Liberia, we prepared this article on our sick bed in order to share the sad truth with our fellow Liberians at home and abroad. The information contained herein was obtained from the laws and official […]

Presidential characters and the road to 2017

Presidential characters and the road to 2017

By  Jefferson Davidson               Historically, there has not been much evidence that a two-term ruling party was successful in winning a third term presidency. But you know in Liberia, the possibility of strange things happening is not as strange as many are aware. Like Napoleon said: “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” And […]

Expunging Our National Symbols of Falsehoods: A Rejoinder to James Thomas-Queh's "Preserve our Historical National Symbols, But Cleanse Our Minds into a Positive Future"

Expunging Our National Symbols of Falsehoods: A Rejoinder to James Thomas-Queh’s “Preserve our Historical National Symbols, But Cleanse Our Minds into a Positive Future”

  By Siahyonkron Nyanseor & J. Kpanneh Doe             This rejoinder is a response to James Thomas-Queh’s article: “Preserve Our Historical National Symbols, But Cleanse Our Minds into a Positive Future” published in the July 2, 2014 edition of theperspective.org. While we find the discussion of our national symbols very important, on second thought, we […]

Arthur B. Dennis vs. Progressive Insurance: A car-accident story

Arthur B. Dennis vs. Progressive Insurance: A car-accident story

By Arthur B. Dennis                       On July 4, 2014, The African Weekly Star published a short news story of my car accident in New Jersey, involving Progressive Insurance drivers. The following is the detailed account of that accident. On October 12, 2011, two Progressive Insurance drivers rear-ended my car (hit from behind) in Vineland, New […]

An intolerable hell

An intolerable hell

     By Clemente Ferrer              “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.”, wrote the poet Allen […]

How long, Liberians, how long? Until we have no country?

How long, Liberians, how long? Until we have no country?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                                         Rain and sea erosion are few of the natural crisis that are making life miserable in Monrovia. It is pouring day and night in Liberia, a country where (as we all know by now), it is supposed to rain because it is rainy season. However, when it rains, there has […]

Reviewing our national flag: Another exercise?

Reviewing our national flag: Another exercise?

By Siahyonkron Nyanseor                                             The review of Liberia’s national symbols is nothing new. For example on July 22, 1974, the national Legislature enacted an Act authorizing the late President William Richard Tolbert, Jr. to set up a commission to address the issue of the national symbols. The Commission came into existence purposely due to persistent […]