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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 […]

Policy Statement of the United People’s Party Delivered by MacDonald A. Wento, Party Standard Bearer

Policy Statement of the United People’s Party Delivered by MacDonald A. Wento, Party Standard Bearer

Policy Statement of the United People’s Party Delivered by MacDonald A. Wento, Party Standard Bearer At Welcome-Home Ceremony of Membership Re-Affirmation Saturday, March 4, 2017 UPP collaboration-2017 office; 17th Street, Sinkor; Monrovia, Liberia                Greetings to all of you, my sisters, brothers, friends, and fellow partisans!  What we are doing here, today, is […]

Concerned LAMA Members and Pres. Leo Mulbah

Concerned LAMA Members and Pres. Leo Mulbah

February 22, 2017 LAMA: WORKING TOGETHER- PUTTING ETHICS TO WORK     After LAMA acquired the community center, a group of LAMA members and former officials were up in arms with president Mulbah. They wrote consistently outlining some of their issues with the president, the acquisition of the community center and the role Miss Miatta Boima […]

LAMA’s financial problems did not start with president Yahsindi Kpeyei; Blame Leo Mulbah, LAMA’s Board of Directors and Liberians in Metro Atlanta

LAMA’s financial problems did not start with president Yahsindi Kpeyei; Blame Leo Mulbah, LAMA’s Board of Directors and Liberians in Metro Atlanta

The Liberian Community Association of Georgia (LCAG) was founded in 1976.     The name of the association was changed in the mid to early 1990s to what it is now: “Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta” (LAMA), to reflect the community’s diversity and regional appeal that many Liberians including this writer – a longtime community activist thought […]

Pleading with Togba-Nah Tipoteh Not to Run for President in 2017, and Beyond

Pleading with Togba-Nah Tipoteh Not to Run for President in 2017, and Beyond

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh                    Togba-Nah Tipoteh is a national treasure. In a country where it is difficult to find a person of stature, substance and convictions who truly stands for something, Togba-Nah Tipoteh is a rare breed. With unquestionable intellectual heft to back it up, he has proven to be one of a kind worthy of our […]

The Day the Lights Really Went Out in Liberia

The Day the Lights Really Went Out in Liberia

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh   The Liberian people are used to being in the darkness.      It doesn’t matter whether it is in their country or their homes where some have been without lights for years, or when their government and elected officials intentionally lie to them to keep them in the darkness, they are used to living […]

Sirleaf administration needs to act fast to educate citizens about carbon monoxide poisoning, or regulate portable generators

Sirleaf administration needs to act fast to educate citizens about carbon monoxide poisoning, or regulate portable generators

By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh         In 2012, my colleague Taiyee N. Quenneh (PhD), writing in The Liberian Dialogue, drew our collective attention to the unfortunate deaths of two friends, Tupee Myers and Alpha Ashong to carbon monoxide poisoning. The two friends who had their eyes set on attending AME University at the time of their unfortunate passing, actually died […]

Ministry of Health must play a pro-active role in preventing carbonmonoxide deaths

Ministry of Health must play a pro-active role in preventing carbonmonoxide deaths

REPRINT (07-14-2012)   By Taiyee N. Quenneh         Tupee Myers and Alpha Ashong were best friends. They were inseparable in every meaning of the word. They attended church together and did the normal things you would expect from young adults just graduating from high school. The promise of attending AME University was lost on a […]