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Editorial: Robust Measures Against Increasing Armed Robbery

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Editorial: Robust Measures Against Increasing Armed Robbery

Peace is generally understood as a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence. Internationally, peace is not only the absence of war or violent conflict, but also the presence of positive and respectful socio-economic and cultural relationships. Even though socio-economic and cultural relationships in Liberia from the perspective of peace, from time in memorial, continue to experience herculean challenges, the absence of war for the past decade under the auspices of the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL may be considered peacetime.

 

Editorial: Stop Blame-Game & Take Full Responsibility

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Editorial: Stop Blame-Game & Take Full Responsibility

The administration of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, through its budget committee headed by Finance Minister Amara Konneh, On May 30, 2012,  submitted a draft national budget of US$649.72 million to the 53rd Liberian Legislature for fiscal year 2012/2013. It was extensively debated through hearings and analyses, subsequently passed into law by the Legislature and signed by the President of Liberia.

 

Editorial: Reinvigorating Site-Searching

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Editorial: Reinvigorating Site-Searching

Efforts by the Government of Liberia to ensure a site for the construction of  a Sixty-Million Dollar a ministerial complex under the auspices of the Government of the People’s Republic of China may just be moving at a ‘snail pace’. For weeks now following two unsuccessful attempts to secure a site, the government is still giving the public the impression that it is still in search for another site for the construction while the Chinese continue to wait impatiently.

 

Editorial: Development Hinges on Peace & Reconciliation

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Editorial: Development Hinges on Peace & Reconciliation

The Liberian nation's gross under-development, as it stands, has been characterized by rampant corruption, bolstered by self-interest, greed and deep-rooted division amongst its people on both the political and social fronts. This situation, if not addressed through genuine reconciliation, not only could plunge our country into another round of prolonged brutal civil conflict, but could also leave us in a state of perpetual underdevelopment.

 

Editorial: Avoid ‘Finger-Pointing’, Morlu!

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Editorial: Avoid ‘Finger-Pointing’, Morlu!

The former Auditor General of Liberia, John Morlu, II recently addressed as keynote speaker hundreds of partisans and officials of the Congress for Democratic Change or CDC during its USA Inauguration and Institutional reform through Reconciliation. He highlighted a number of issues, including the nature of the ruling Unity Party, nepotism and corruption, as well as the decision by Justice Minister Christiana Tah to halt the recent demonstration staged by the CDC in Monrovia, among others.

 
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