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Corruption Kingkong or Anti-Corruption Crusader – LACC Chairman James Verdier On The Hook?

Corruption Kingkong or Anti-Corruption Crusader – LACC Chairman James Verdier On The Hook?

By Martin K. N. Kollie  “Those who do not refrain from enriching themselves at the expense of the people – the law will take its course. I say today that you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” President George Manneh Weah – 01/22/2018.                  […]

Mainstreaming Safeguarding Principals in Liberia’s Petroleum Sector Legislation

Mainstreaming Safeguarding Principals in Liberia’s Petroleum Sector Legislation

By Ambulai Jorkey Johnson                Introduction  The policy experts involved in the writing of Liberia’s Petroleum law (2002) perhaps overlooked important aspects of the petroleum sector, including “Critical Safeguard, Oil Spill, and Environmental Sustainability”. The omission of “safeguard in alignment with Safety, Health and Environment” as was proposed by […]

The Home-Grown Brands of Al Qaeda, ISIS And Boko Haram

The Home-Grown Brands of Al Qaeda, ISIS And Boko Haram

By Paul Jeebah Albert         I read an article published by the Daily Observer newspaper on February 6, 2018 concerning a symposium held at the Monrovia City Hall to mark the 61st anniversary of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). The theme of the symposium was “Safeguarding the military’s integrity during democratic transitions […]

Open Letter to President George Opong Manneh Weah

Open Letter to President George Opong Manneh Weah

By Josiah Flomo Joekai, Jr.,    Mr. President,                     I wish to respectfully convey my compliments hoping that this letter finds you in good health. Once again, it is a pleasing honor for me to congratulate you for receiving the mandate of the Liberian people as […]

“Pro Poor Governance” Must Align with Pro Environmental and Disaster Management/Mitigation Initiatives

“Pro Poor Governance” Must Align with Pro Environmental and Disaster Management/Mitigation Initiatives

By Morris T. Koffa, Sr.         “Pro-poor governance,” as asserted by H.E. President George Weah, could better be described as a buzz phrase that brings much excitement not only to the marginalized population and communities in Liberia, but certainly does provide hope for many in the environmental and disaster management advocacy community. […]

Fear and Nationalistic Fervor Dilutes President Weah’s Support for Land Ownership, Dual Citizenship, and Citizenship for Whites and Non-Whites in Liberia

Fear and Nationalistic Fervor Dilutes President Weah’s Support for Land Ownership, Dual Citizenship, and Citizenship for Whites and Non-Whites in Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh        Liberians are good at stirring themselves up and beating their chests when it comes to discriminating against white people and non-whites whom they swear to God shouldn’t be citizens of Liberia. For a struggling country that needs all the assistance to move in the right direction in terms of […]

Open letter to President George Weah: Assert your authority, Mr. President!

Open letter to President George Weah: Assert your authority, Mr. President!

By D. Garkpe Gedepoh             Mr. President, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your ascension to the presidency, and I must also inform you that the affairs of state seem shaky and troubling. Your pronouncement to fight corruption is commendable, yet it will be impossible […]

George Manneh Weah’s Inaugural Address: Where are the Deliverables?

George Manneh Weah’s Inaugural Address: Where are the Deliverables?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh             George Manneh Weah is President of Liberia. I am not kidding. Just ask the thousands and thousands and thousands of Liberians who stood in lines for hours on December 26 to proudly vote him in office as the nation’s 25th president. Mr. Weah’s supporters will surely […]

The Hurdles and Reality of Making National Decisions

The Hurdles and Reality of Making National Decisions

By Paul Jeebah Albert             In this essay, I attempt to explain an unscientific, hypothetical scenario – a scenario in which I make some striking parallels between the consequences of decision making on a micro-level (small group), to the consequences of decision making on a macro-level (larger group). On the […]

The Impact of Oratory in National Crisis and Nation Building

The Impact of Oratory in National Crisis and Nation Building

By Paul Jeebah Albert        As the nation gradually approaches an historic inauguration when president-elect George Oppong Weah is sworn in as Liberia’s 25th president, I begin to reflect on the life of the late Dr. William R. Tolbert, and how he used the efficacy of his eloquence during the early days of his […]