Promise remains unfulfilled

Promise remains unfulfilled

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Liberty Party political leader, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, has reminded that as Liberians celebrate 168th Independence, the promise of the…

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CDC sets conditions for merger

CDC sets conditions for merger

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The opposition Congress for Democratic Change or CDC has set pre-condition to merge with any political party, including the Liberty…

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LCP, PREVAIL launch awareness on Ebola Vaccine Study

LCP, PREVAIL launch awareness on Ebola Vaccine Study

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The Liberia Crusader for Peace or LCP in collaboration with the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia orPREVAIL…

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 UNFPA, MRU sign MOU to renew partnership

UNFPA, MRU sign MOU to renew partnership

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The Mano River Union (MRU) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen…

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 “We don’t maintain places”

“We don’t maintain places”

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President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has challenged Sinoe County officials, including judicial workers to provide proper maintenance for dedicated facilities to avoid…

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NEC accredits new political party

NEC accredits new political party

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The National Elections Commission (NEC) has accredited the Liberia People Democratic Party (LPDP) as the newest registered political party in…

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Ellen dedicates more projects in South East

Ellen dedicates more projects in South East

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In continuation of the 168th Independence Anniversary celebrations, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has begun dedicating development projects in Sinoe County,…

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 GVL debunks Global Witness report

GVL debunks Global Witness report

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NPA’s suspended officials indicted

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Police need more training

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Possible teams for 2017

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Saying No to the Warmongers

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NEW YORK – The accord struck in Vienna to rein in Iran’s nuclear activities has warmongers fulminating. Citizens worldwide should support US President Barack Obama’s brave effort to outmaneuver them...

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Bottling the Sun

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LONDON – This December, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, where they will attempt – yet again – to hammer out a global...

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From Nuclear Safety to Nuclear Security

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WASHINGTON, DC/MOSCOW – Four years ago, a devastating tsunami crashed into the coast of Japan. Fifty-foot waves breached the seawall of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, cutting off its...

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Liberia to attend Maracana Sport Confere…

26-06-2015

Liberia to attend Maracana Sport Conference

The International Federation of Maracana Sport has announced August 2015 for its international conference on the sport to discuss the way forward in promoting the game in West Africa.

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MYS seeks Senate’s support

25-06-2015

MYS seeks Senate’s support

Assistant Youth and Sports Minister, Murvee Gray, has called on the Senate Standing Committee on Youth and Sports in the 53rd Liberian Legislature to increase the ministry’s budget.

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Amputee Lone Star prepares for U.S. tou…

19-06-2015

 Amputee Lone Star prepares for U.S. tourney

The Liberia national amputee football team, the Lone Star has launched a US$1.00 campaign to help raise funds to travel to the United States in August for an international tournament.

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In less than a decade, the country has gone through significant recovery stages that have brought social, economic and political transformations, affecting every fabric of life and enabling the oldest African independent state to retake its place among the comity of nations. Once again, Liberia is playing active roles in every world body whether at sub-regional, regional, continental or global level. These gains have been made possible primarily because of the current peace prevailing here.

But this country stands at the crossroads at the moment. About a month or so from now, Liberians will go to the poll for general and presidential elections to elect new leadership for the country. The manner in which we conduct ourselves during these elections will crucially determine whether or not, the gains achieved since 2003 will be solidified for greater political, social and economic successes.

The August 23, 2011 National Referendum was the first step toward the conduct of democratic elections. However, elections in themselves do not guarantee peace and stability as we have observed here and in neighboring countries. Whether you belong to the ruling party or the opposition bloc, we all should realize that peace and stability are two cardinal instruments needed to continue to exist as a nation and move on with development not only for ourselves, but our children, grand children and great grand children.

This is why we reiterate call for a peaceful campaign process, leading to the elections and even the post-election environment. If recent news of arms discovery here and there is anything to take cue from, then we should take the utmost care towards these elections in order to preserve the nation state.

Lest we should forget, there are thousands of investment partners here whose primary interest is the continuous stability of the country with a favorable economic environment where investments will continue to boom. And importantly, any government that will emerge from the polls whether ruling party or opposition bloc will rely on taxes from investors to deliver on campaign promises and provide social services to the people. 

Since the 14-year civil conflict, Liberians have traveled abroad and returned with great investment ideas. Today, many citizens are competing with aliens on the local market – whether in used cars business, petroleum products, provision or grocery shops, more and more Liberians are venturing into entrepreneurship, which is good for our economy.

However, the basis for a strong and prosperous economic environment is security and political stability. The gateway to achieving these standards is through free, fair and credible elections that will leave no room for contention and subsequent violence.   

We call on political party standard bearers and their followers to go through the electoral process with a high degree of maturity, placing Liberia above personal interest, greed and sentiment. We need the current peace prevailing in the country to build upon and advance with development and prosperity. He that has ears let him hear!!

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