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Category: Editorial

Face to Face with the Consequences of Careless Provocation

Face to Face with the Consequences of Careless Provocation

By Francis Nyepon          The Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration is setting the stage for civil disobedience in Liberia. And if the administration is not careful, the economic, social and political issues facing Liberia will again reached a boiling point, which could become a matter of life or death for many innocent people. During the last […]

Yahya Jammeh's reckless electoral adventurism

Yahya Jammeh’s reckless electoral adventurism

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   Yahya Jammeh is a dictator.           Mr. Jammeh also totes his Islamic faith on his sleeves. There is nothing wrong with a person having such ties and strong connection to his or her religion. What society expects of the individual is to treat others with respect and dignity. No matter what a […]

Liberian Government Must Invest in Infrastructure Projects to Create Jobs and Give Country Major Facelift

Liberian Government Must Invest in Infrastructure Projects to Create Jobs and Give Country Major Facelift

    By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                One of the ways an administration can create jobs is to build roads, bridges, streets, sidewalks, and other public works projects such as water, sewer, drainage systems and landfills to dispose garbage, public restrooms and painting public buildings.      Roads in rural Liberia are deplorable and inaccessible. (See pic above)     […]

Pres. Johnson-Sirleaf Motorcade Kills Two Children in Monrovia

Pres. Johnson-Sirleaf Motorcade Kills Two Children in Monrovia

AllAfrica Monrovia — Police vehicle in the convoy of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Wednesday, November 30 hit and killed two boys, Melvin Tucker (7) and Jackson Tucker (9) while crossing the street. The driver of the lead Police vehicle, Tunies Follah has been disrobed and detained, while his Supervisor, Police Superintendent, Steve Daniels is currently undergoing […]

Diametrically Differing with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf over President-elect Donald Trump’s Victory

Diametrically Differing with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf over President-elect Donald Trump’s Victory

By Martin K. N. Kollie         It has been barely three weeks since millions of Americans headed to the polls to elect the successor to President Barrack H. Obama, who served two terms (8 years) as Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful nation in the world, the United States of America. Even though the race for President is […]

The Liberian Presidential Candidates and 2017: Only in Liberia?

The Liberian Presidential Candidates and 2017: Only in Liberia?

      By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                        According to most Liberians, Prince Y. Johnson is a notorious killer who murdered innocent Liberians during the civil war. Yet, Mr. Johnson was elected senator of Nimba County. Prince Yormie Johnson is reportedly a kingmaker and the most feared and controversial politician in the country.      It […]

Is Joseph Nyuma Boakai Ready for the Liberian presidency? Can he govern?

Is Joseph Nyuma Boakai Ready for the Liberian presidency? Can he govern?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh            The Liberian Community Center in the metro Atlanta suburb of Liburn, Georgia bears his name.      To most Liberians, it is simply the ‘Community Center.” To his diehard supporters who lobbied to put his name on the building that represents the aspirations of Liberians in the State of Georgia, it […]

Journalist Philipbert Brown was jailed for reporting that Representative Prince Moye of Bong County, District #2, allegedly raped a then-12-year old girl

Journalist Philipbert Brown was jailed for reporting that Representative Prince Moye of Bong County, District #2, allegedly raped a then-12-year old girl

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh               Publisher Philipbert Brown of the Hot Pepper newspaper in Monrovia is another Liberian journalist who was jailed recently for ‘libel’ by the Civil Law Court, after journalist Festus Poquie of the New Democrat newspaper was also jailed for republishing a story about the President of Equitorial Guinea. Like Mr. […]

Where are the 2017 Liberian presidential candidates when liberties and press freedom are being violated?

Where are the 2017 Liberian presidential candidates when liberties and press freedom are being violated?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh              Liberia is a strange country. The country is not only a strange place to live and raise a family; it is unsafe, and a broken country with no serious institution that protects life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the rule of law. How can there be an incredible absence of […]

‘Need for Change in JFK Administration’ - Senator Peter Coleman

‘Need for Change in JFK Administration’ – Senator Peter Coleman

  By J. Burgess Carter (Daily Observer)             The chairman of the Committee on Health, Senator Peter Sonpon Coleman, has called for a change of administration at the JFK Memorial Hospital and warned that if pressure was not put to bear on the chairman of the board, who happens to be the Minister of Health, […]