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Category: Editorial

President George Weah’s Uncommunicative and Unaccountable Style is Not Leadership. It is Arrogance

President George Weah’s Uncommunicative and Unaccountable Style is Not Leadership. It is Arrogance

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                  The story is the same about hardship in Liberia. It is not getting better in Liberia, and it doesn’t matter who is President of that country, either. When you think there is hope because of a new administration, you are deceiving yourself to have […]

Woewiyu’s (War) Crimes – But Is He Alone?

Woewiyu’s (War) Crimes – But Is He Alone?

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu, the once flamboyant spokesman of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), was found guilty on 11 charges including criminal immigration fraud and war crimes and could be spending the rest of his life in a federal prison in the United States. Even though he […]

When Loyalty is paid back with Disloyalty – The Harsh Reality of Neglect: A Eulogy To Comrade Adu Dorley

When Loyalty is paid back with Disloyalty – The Harsh Reality of Neglect: A Eulogy To Comrade Adu Dorley

By Martin K. N. Kollie        Greet comrade James Gray for us, another firebrand young soldier who was axed by death as a result of utter neglect. As we share our sentiments over your passing, say hi to Brother Gray and all conscious fighters who have been down this tragic lane. Like James […]

Now we know why Minister Nathaniel McGill took a whopping US$200,000 loan to purchase a luxurious palace

Now we know why Minister Nathaniel McGill took a whopping US$200,000 loan to purchase a luxurious palace

By Martin K. N. Kollie         The 2018-2019 budget of the Ministry of State for Presidential Affairs has increased from US$18,689,116 to US$21,539,211. This accounts for a whopping 13.2 percent increment US$2,850,095) even though the government is still struggling to generate an uncollected revenue of US$332 million from fiscal year 2017-2018. The […]

Jonathan Paye-Layleh’s Legitimate Fears

Jonathan Paye-Layleh’s Legitimate Fears

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh              There are historical precedents of intimidation, verbal abuse, physical abuse of journalists and the death of a journalist who was killed on the job in Liberia. One of the fatal stories of a journalist who was assassinated as he was doing his job occurred in the […]

Cecelia Cuffy-Brown Shoots Her Way Through an Incoherent Talk-Fest

Cecelia Cuffy-Brown Shoots Her Way Through an Incoherent Talk-Fest

“The president is almost the ultimate power (except for the legislate) he could have employed his brothers. I think he was trying to appease the Liberian people by saying your go out your go find your own jobs. I am proud of those men. Let’s go into the best part of it. I am a […]

Choosing “Sick Bush” And Prayer Houses Over Western Medical Care Is A Threat To Community Health

Choosing “Sick Bush” And Prayer Houses Over Western Medical Care Is A Threat To Community Health

By. Taiyee N. Quenneh, Ph.D.                     It is common practice from time in the past in Liberia for people to turn to traditional medicinal practice as a second or last option when western medicines fail them. The choice now appears to be reversed where sick bushes, […]

White House to wind down protected status for Liberians

White House to wind down protected status for Liberians

CBS News       President Trump is directing his Departments of State and Homeland Security to bring an end to a humanitarian program that allowed for some Liberian nationals to have temporary residence in the United States. The grant of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Liberians who would otherwise be removed from the U.S. […]

Rich Nation, Poor People: Can The Pro-poor President Make Any Difference? – Series 1

Rich Nation, Poor People: Can The Pro-poor President Make Any Difference? – Series 1

By Martin K. N. Kollie          Though Liberia has produced and exported high-grade iron ore in huge quantity since 1951, but is still importing steel nail and steel rod. Iron ore in the Liberian economy accounted for nearly 30% of total export earnings in 2016, but what difference has this percentage made […]

President George Weah’s 6,000 (Nigeria) Education Policy is a Scheme. It is Bad for Liberia

President George Weah’s 6,000 (Nigeria) Education Policy is a Scheme. It is Bad for Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh           I am a proud product of both the public and private school systems of Liberia. During my school days in Liberia, I had dedicated Liberian teachers and foreign teachers from Sierra Leone, Ghana and Nigeria. I also had teachers from the United States and India. My Liberian […]