Reflections from Harbelville: A Dream Log

Successions of images, ideas, emotions can make people’s existence flash before their eyes. Perhaps then, it’s time to take stock. For me, the stock...

In Search Of The Shepherd: What should be our compass?

On a recent survey in Liberia’s northern Lofa County, an elderly respondent, most likely to be in her late 50’s, named roads and safe...

COMMENTARY: Leveraging The War & Economic Crimes Court

By Cyrus L. Gray State of the Nation The Liberian economy is shrinking daily, mostly because of uncertainty. Grant that the UN drawdown, slump in international...

Agriculture Ministry Must Act to Solve Our Balance of Trade Problems

Our Business Correspondent George Kennedy's report on the lamentations of passengers and commercial vehicle drivers, and the statistics on the nation's increasingly negative balance...

Do Our Elders Know the Implications of Hut Tax?

In the June 7 edition of this paper, the Daily Observer, we read with total dismay a story from our Nimba County Correspondent, Ishmael...

The Rule of Law and the Supreme Court of Liberia’s Ruling...

By Prof. Augustine Konneh, PhD  The ruling of the Supreme Court of Liberia in the case of the Liberty Party is a landmark decision in...

GOL Enforcing Draconian Laws of the Dictatorial ’80s?

There are at least three problems with today’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT).  First, it seems to be staffed by people who...

Political Parties Collaboration: A Welcome Development But…!

Standard-bearers of four opposition political parties have put pen to paper in a Memorandum of Understanding, pledging to step up efforts leading to the...

Beware the Zero-Summed Nature of Politics in Liberia, Mr. President!!!

Today’s editorial is drawn from a front page lead story headlined, “Former President Sirleaf Subpoenaed to Testify in Sable Mining Bribery Case”.  The fact...

Axe Your Sacred Cows and Let The Chips Fall, Mr. President,...

That the government of President Weah is faced with growing crisis, much of which is self-inflicted, cannot be gainsaid. One of such self-inflicted woes...

Strong International Coalition Must Back ECOWAS to Resolve Gambian Crisis

From the moment Lieutenant Yahya Jammeh, on the morning of July 22, 1994, led four other lieutenants to overthrow President Sir Dawda Jawara’s government...

NPA’s 25-year Master Plan: Robertsport an Urgent Priority

Madam Matilda Parker,  National Port Authority (NPA) Managing Director, has unveiled a US$2 billion “Master Plan” for the further development and expansion of the...

Women’s Real Power

Monrovia- Today’s world is inundated with campaigns of girls’ rights, women’s empowerment, and equal opportunities for women, etc. Some groups are calling for...

Vice President Taylor’s Lawsuit Against LMA Is One Step Too Far!

Barely a month after the Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor’s suspension of officers of the Liberia Marketing Association (LMA),...

Terrorism, Piracy, Globalization and Profit Motives

An introspective yet fervent teaser, and we’re going to put it in context because poor suffering Liberians could be caught literally in the crossfires....

Stop the Wave of Xenophobic Attacks Against Black African Migrants, South...

The man who led his nation, Zimbabwe, to independence, Robert Mugabe, has been laid to rest in ceremonies befitting this hero and icon of...