Liberia Sinks in Debt

By Festus Poquie The economic and financial situation in Liberia is becoming worrisome as the country appears to have gone out of cash and its growing public debt stock  serving as hindrance to acquiring new...

Insider Trading NASCORP Admits paying US$1.4million for Brumskine-Karnwea’s Dead Company Takeover

The state, through the National Social Security and Welfare Corporation (NASCORP) used US$1.4million to reorganize a collapsed company with link to the presidential candidate and vice running mate of the opposition Liberty Party, the...

What is Fiscal Policy? Jesus!!!! – Deputy Finance Minister-designate Clueless

Deputy Finance and development planning Minister-designate for Administration Rebecca McGill Wednesday appeared before the Senate committee on Ways, Means and Finance clueless in relation to the ministry’s core functions. Ms. McGill fumbled at several intervals...

Inside Urey’s ‘Presidency’

By Festus Poquie and Varney M. Kamara 2017 is a two years distance but the political season is opened and some candidates are now rolling out their presidential platform. This time, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is...

‘No Prospect For Victory’

New Democrat understands that a respected West African political and election strategist credited for Current Ghanaian and Nigerian Presidents’ electoral success has told the opposition Liberty Party (LP) that its presidential nominee Cllr. Charles...

Money Crisis: Ellen Following Adolph Hitler

By Festus Poquie supply is likened to 19th century German dictator Adolph Hitler’s economic idea that favors the printing of more currency to finance government. Johnson-Sirleaf has asked legislators to approve the printing of new banknotes...

Government’s Dark Heart: How the ‘Big Boys’ Committed the US$950K ‘Bribery’

By Festus Poquie Top sitting government officials, a foreign company and a Liberian businessman are now facing justice for designing and executing a grand ‘criminal strategy” to enrich themselves and defraud the nation and its...

Donors Send Warning Over U$4.5million ‘Missing’ In Road Fund Accounts

Liberia may not benefit from international aid program targeting road construction and rehabilitation should the National Road Fund is not properly managed as expected, the country’s donor partners have said in a document the...

‘Cash Scandal’- Ellen, CBL Ignored Warnings

  Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the Central Bank of Liberia ignored expert opinions and warnings that their monetary policy decision to increase the money supply through printing of new currency will lead to...

Power Behind the Lady: President’s Sister Enters Parker Trial

By Festus Poquie and Peter N. Toby The criminal trial of ex National Port Authority Managing Director Matilda Parker has taken a more political dimension with the President’s ‘powerful’ sister appearing in court in support...