Reform Failure

By Festus Poquie Following more than a decade in office President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is witnessing the crashing of several governance and economic reform programs and policies adopted in post conflict Liberia. Since 2004, with the assistance...

Turmoil! Liberia’s Economy Enters ‘Depression’

By Festus Poquie The Liberian economy appears to have dipped into depression with pronouncement from the country’s Finance and Development Planning Minister that the nation has almost entered the era of economic turmoil. In November 2014,...

The Other Side of General Broh

“l am not afraid of Mary Broh but the officers that are assigned with her. I am a peaceful citizen trying to look for my living the right way. But these security officers are...

Chinese Peacekeepers Lauded

A senior UN peacekeeping official on Thursday commended China's peacekeeping efforts in sustaining peace and stability in Liberia, saying Chinese peacekeepers are "very professional and well-disciplined." "I would give nine of ten or maybe ten...

Cash Crisis – Land Commission Crumbles

By Festus Poquie Another vital government agency is at a verge of collapse due to a serious financial crisis that has led to several of its staff being layoff an d normal operation grounded. The land commission...

NOCAL Aftermath – Oil Officials Nipped the Poor

Thousands of Liberians could have been lifted from poverty had revenue accrued from the commercial activities of the now dead National Oil Company of Liberia,  prudently used for socio-economic development programs and projects. NOCAL   from...

Disloyalty and Dismissal

Disloyalty and Dismissal Here Comes The Iron In the Lady By A.Abbas Dulleh With less than two years to exit, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is taking harsh measures intended to cleanse her government but the dismissal of her...

President Silent on Runaway Speaker

President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Wednesday declared no comment on the resignation of House Speaker Alex Tyler from the ruling Unity Party. The Speaker’s decision to leave the Unity Party means the President has lost control over...

15 Police Officers dismissed

15 Police Officers dismissed Police Wednesday confirmed the dismissal of 15 officers for failing to report to work. Police spokesman Sam Collins informed New Democrat Newspaper that the officers were dismissed from the service for constantly...

45 Charged in Ganta Violence

45 Charged in Ganta Violence The Liberia National Police (LNP) has charged 45 suspects in the Ganta violence in Nimba County with murder, property theft, riot and arson. Police deputy spokesman, Lewis Norman told the New...