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Editorial: Detaching Sentiments and Interest - From Fight Against Corruption

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Editorial: Detaching Sentiments and Interest - From Fight Against Corruption

In her January 2006 inaugural address, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf committed her administration to engaging in a serious battle with corruption in Liberia. In so doing, she declared corruption as “public enemy number one” and would do everything possible to fight on. Unfortunately, the impact of President Sirleaf’s battle against corruption for her first six years was not realizable, even though her administration boasted of putting into place the necessary mechanisms for the exercise, including the General Auditing Commission or GAC and Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission or LACC.

 

Editorial: Inside the President’s Capitol Building Visit

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Editorial: Inside the President’s Capitol Building Visit

Employees of and most members of the Liberian Senate may have been ‘caught unaware’ by the arrival of the President of Liberia, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the Capitol Building, the seat of the Legislature on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. While some may view it as not a surprise, it is also not normal for the President of Liberia to visit the Capitol Building unannounced in an un-ceremonial manner and fashion as she did on Tuesday.

 

Editorial: The Oil Debate: Periscoping the House’s Conspicuous Silence and Attitude

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Editorial: The Oil Debate: Periscoping the House’s Conspicuous Silence and Attitude

Liberia is one of the few countries the world-over whose laws and policies are crafted in consonance with democratic values. Perhaps this is one reason why this nation is sometimes referred to as “a country of laws and not of men”. In contrast and practical terms, Liberia is mostly a country of men than laws.

 

Editorial: US$60K for Senate FC: A Disgusting Decision by Liberia Senators

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Editorial: US$60K for Senate FC: A Disgusting Decision by Liberia Senators

Liberian Lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Monrovia have for the past three weeks been discussing the 2012/2013 National Budget. One issue that may be of surprise to the 3.5 million Liberians across the country and those in the diaspora is the decision of the Liberian Senate to push for the allotment  of sixty-thousand U.S Dollars for its newly formed soccer team referred to as the Senate FC in the current budget.

 

Editorial: Transforming Education: A Commendable Decision

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Editorial: Transforming Education: A Commendable Decision

A recent publication in this paper attributed to the Government of Liberia, through Deputy Education Minister for Instruction Mator Kpangbai, suggested that earners of certificates from Teachers Training Institutes would no longer be allowed to teach in high schools around the country.

 
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