Albert Porte, A lifetime Trying to Save Liberia,

Written on:July 25, 2016
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Albert, Porte a Life of rebellion

By Kenneth Y. Best

By the time William V.S. Tubman became president of Liberia, the country had already abandoned any semblance of democracy and the people had lost the right to elect their leaders. This privilege was left to a party caucus, made of the President, the Speaker and a handful of people in the True Whig Party and government hierarchy. The system had been introduced by President King in 1925. Once the Caucus decided who would run for President and Vice-President, Liberians were left with no other choice. However, those who instituted this system considered it a democracy. So, how could people be living under a democratic system and at the same time not having any rights? Or, as the rebel before rebels put it, “Things cannot at the same be and not be.” (Page 179). Liberia was living a contradiction and Mr. Porte assigned himself the role of seeing through those historical inequities.

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Liberia Mighty Barrolle FC Returns to lst Division

Written on:July 21, 2016
Mighty Barrolle return to First Division

The oldest football club playing in the Liberia Football Association National League, Mighty Barrolle have ended their three seasons stay in the LFA second division.

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For Indepencence Festivities Liberian Poet to Read In Monrovia

Written on:July 19, 2016
Liberian Poet, author of four books of poetry

Celebrated Liberian Poet Patricia Jabbeh Wesley will welcome her second reading audience at the Peace Cafe, 17 Street, Tubman Boulevard, on July 21lst in the Liberian seaside capital of Monrovia, to kick start Liberia’s Independence Day festivities. Liberia gained independence on July 26, 1847, and is is Africa’s oldest independent nation.

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Chinese Club Dalian Yifang Signs Liberia Lone Stars Winger

Written on:July 17, 2016
Liberian International Sekou Jabateh, signs in China

The former CSKA Moscow attacker has joined Chinese League One side Dalian Yifang on a six month deal, UK based Transfermarket.com accrding to reports. According to a Liberian FA release Jabateh  officially signed on June 24, 2016 and is expected to be in the team that has a stadium capacity of 61,000 up to December 31, 2016 and his contract may be extended based on performance.

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Liberia: Book Review Catching Rice Birds

Written on:July 17, 2016
Catching Rice Birds, a book review

  IN a declassified February 16, 1990 report titled: “Liberia: Doe Grapples With Dissident Incursion,” the CIA made note of the “army and rebel atrocities” and warned that they could fan deep hostilities and aggravate ethnic animosities. Then, confined to the country’s northern border, the incursion was barely seven weeks old and estimates of civilian casualties ranged from 200-500.

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Liberian Poetry: Game

Written on:July 17, 2016
The poem Game, written by ralph geeplay

we had no time to waste, because the bees had come      The buds are ripe of taste,

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Corruption allegations against Liberia FA president Bility,

Written on:July 15, 2016
Bility LFA president was denied by FIFA as a candidate

  I have been thinking about this, for a while, and have mentioned it to a couple of people.  Even though there has been numerous corruption allegation against LFA president Musa Bility, Madam Sirleaf, have repeatedly undermined her Justice Ministry’s indictments, with Bility a specific case in point, and especially in the Liberian Airport Authority [LAA] case.

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“Let him tell us about Allison” Edwin Snowe Accuses Alex Tyler

Written on:July 14, 2016
Allision was found dead on a beach in Monrovia

  Staff Report In a heated argument between Representative Edwin Snowe, Montserrado County and Mariamu Fofana of Lofa County, at the capitol this week, Snowe accused and called on the speaker of the House Alex Tyler to tell the Liberian People what happen to whistle blower Michael Allison. Cllr. Allison died mysteriously in early 2015 and his body found at the beach on 4th Street in Monrovia. Relying only on pathologist…

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Liberians need change in the 2017 presidential elections

Written on:July 14, 2016
Liberia 2017 Elections Candidate

    Former Central Bank Governor Mills Jones warns Liberians not to give the Unity Party a third term in the 2017 election, says Liberia cannot boast of any positive change following two terms of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf led government. Ahead of the 2017 election, former Central Bank Governor Dr. Mills Jones has warned Liberians against voting for those they elected in the 2005 and 2011 presidential elections.

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Liberia President Johnson Sirleaf Wants Power Decentralize

Written on:July 14, 2016
Liberian President Sirleaf

  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent to the National Legislature for enactment into law a Bill titled: “The Local Government Act of 2015.” In the communication dated July 4, 2016, President Sirleaf told the Legislature that the Bill is pursuant to Article 5 of the Liberian Constitution, which mandates the Legislature to enact laws promoting national unification and the encouragement of all citizens to participate in governance and benefit from…

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