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Open Letter To Inspector General Gregory Coleman of Liberia National Police

Open Letter To Inspector General Gregory Coleman of Liberia National Police

By Martin K. N. Kollie                Dear Col. Coleman: With a deep sense of solidarity and empathy for an enterprising young lady who fell prey to police brutality in January of this year, I am overly constrained to pen this open letter to your office. Since your appointment and confirmation as Inspector General in line […]

Liberian poets assemble for Monrovia 2.0 this weekend in Monrovia

Liberian poets assemble for Monrovia 2.0 this weekend in Monrovia

By Ralph Geeplay                         Monrovia will come alive this weekend when the much anticipated and expected poetry reading takes place on the Congo Town Back Road, behind the Ministry of Health, and right opposite the Chinese Restaurant. Liberian writer and poetry enthusiast Forte Otheniel, who is headlining the event, says some of Liberia’s finest writers […]

A Boakai Coronation?

A Boakai Coronation?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai is back in the United States. This is for the nth time, perhaps more than any Liberian vice president. At least more than any of the major presidential candidates in the 2017 race. Like his boss, Madame Sirleaf, who has visited the United States more since she […]

A Marriage Between Promise and Pretense: Cabinet Retreat Without Action Is Worthless

A Marriage Between Promise and Pretense: Cabinet Retreat Without Action Is Worthless

By Martin K. N. Kollie            Liberia has a lot to learn from Tanzania especially under the administration of a patriot par excellence, President John Pombe Joseph Magufuli. The United Nations made no mistake to have named Magufuli as the best President on planet earth just in a period of 12 months of his presidency. […]

Charles Brumskine and the Nimba (County) Factor

Charles Brumskine and the Nimba (County) Factor

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                     Charles Walker Brumskine is a lawyer and a Liberian politician. I don’t even know whether Mr. Brumskine wants to be known as a politician first, a lawyer second, or verse visa. What I know is that he’s known as one of Liberia’s best legal minds. On the political front, however, Mr. […]

Quincy B: RIP

Quincy B: RIP

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                 I never met the late Quincy B who died at the age of 23 in a car accident, as he and his entourage left a Karoake event in downtown Monrovia. I am not familiar with his music either. My only familiarity with the late singer is the post-death video of him […]

India. The subhuman exploitation of child labor does not cease

India. The subhuman exploitation of child labor does not cease

By Clemente Ferrer          More than 200,000 children are exploited in India, working in harsh conditions. Under labor exploitation, without access to education and without having covered their basic needs, these children suffer the consequences of a society that looks at them with indifference. To publicize this unfair situation, the advertising agency McCann Erickson New Delhi […]

Street-selling is not a crime, but a way to survive in Liberia

Street-selling is not a crime, but a way to survive in Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Street-selling is a way of life in Liberia.         It is a way to survive. Just ask the countless Liberians that constantly brave the humid temperatures and torrential rainfalls that pours down annually, and their reasons for doing what they do so good. They will say in unison that selling in their […]

Our Obsession with Liberian Presidential Politics and the 2017 Elections

Our Obsession with Liberian Presidential Politics and the 2017 Elections

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh          In early March 2017, just days ago, a violent storm hit some parts of Liberia destroying homes and leaving countless Liberians homeless. The storms did not only destroyed homes and left countless people homeless in coastal communities such as Greenville, Sinoe County, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County and New Kru Town (as […]

National Code of Conduct is the law of the land that cannot be ignored and separated from other laws to please Liberian politicians

National Code of Conduct is the law of the land that cannot be ignored and separated from other laws to please Liberian politicians

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                 A national Code of Conduct signed by President Sirleaf in 2014 and passed by the national legislature forbids “all officials appointed by the President of the Republic of Liberia” to not “engage in political activities, canvass or contest for elected offices, use Government facilities, equipment or resources in support of partisan […]