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Travel Bonanza in Weah-led Government: The Emergence of a New Cartel in Liberia – A Camarilla of ‘Pro-Poor’ Mafias

Across the landscape of Africa’s oldest independent nation and the World’s fourth most impoverished country, it appears like a new plot of state mafias is emerging under Soccer Legend turned President George M. Weah. This camarilla of ‘pro-poor’ pillagers seems overly prepared and well positioned to plunge Liberia into financial nullity and obscurity unremorsefully. Who is leading this clique of kleptocrats? Who is piloting this Coalition of Desperate Crooks (CDC)? The chief mastermind of this corporate spree and wealth-seeking escapade is Minister Samuel D. Tweah, Minister of Finance and Development Planning. Even though this Minister is yet to develop...

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Eugene L. Fahngon Continues to Embarrass President Weah and the CDC

President George Weah, you need to show strong leadership and ask Deputy Minister Eugene L. Fahngon to either resign or have him fired! Fahngon is an embarrassment to your administration! Fahngon’s Conduct Around Other People is Objectionable Grounds for Dismissal Fahngon continues to violate the National Code of Conduct Laws of the Republic of Liberia while espousing that “No one is above the Law.” He continues to violate the following laws: PART IV, subsection 1, 2, 3, 9, and PART XI, paragraph 1, 10, 15, 21 of the Code of Conduct. Therefore, according to PART XV, the sanctions for...

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An Unmerited Accolade: Arsene Wenger and Claude Marie LeRoy Do Not Deserve Liberia’s Highest Honor

Even France could not give both Arsene Wenger and Claude LeRoy its least honor for their contribution to football in France. On Friday, August 24, 2018, Liberia will bestow its highest honor on two foreign football managers who hail from France. Liberia under ex-Soccer Legend George M. Weah will decorate Arsene Wenger and Claude Marie François Le Roy for contributing to his football career. The 68-year-old Frenchman Arsene Wenger will be inducted into the Order of Distinction with the title of Knight Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption – The Highest Honor. The 70-year-old Coach Claude...

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Arguments Against An International Criminal Court in Liberia

Considering the many social, economic and political issues bearing down on the heels of Liberia’s President George Weah’s newly formed administration, establishing an international criminal court in Liberia is not only a bad idea at this time but one that will create political instability. Based on lessons learned from Sierra Leone, President Weah should tread with extreme caution before submitting to pressures from Western countries to establish an international criminal court in Liberia since the same court may be used to ensnare him and members of his administration on crimes of aggression. Liberia needs to strengthen its judicial system rather...

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The Falling Liberian Dollar: Why Blaming Ellen is Not a Solution

Liberians here at home and around the world are waiting with great anticipation as President George Weah holds his first major national address to discuss the state of the failing Liberian economy.  The one thing Liberians do not want to hear is the leader of the country passing the blame to Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government of which he Weah and his Vice President were a part of during the currency fiasco. As the President of the Republic of Liberia, the people will expect Weah to put out his strategies on how to stop the falling Liberian Dollar, how to increase...

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NEDC Liberia: Solving the Depreciating LD – the Fall in Personal Remittances by more than 70%

According to the December 21, 2017’s edition of FrontPage Africa (https://frontpageafricaonline.com/business/central-bank-of-liberia-over-us-449m-remitted-out-of-liberia/) the former governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Mr. Milton Weeks stated at a press conference that despite the challenges in Liberia, the economy was on a “path of a rebound.” Additionally, the former CBL governor indicated, “The CBL will continue its periodic intervention in the Forex market on a regular basis to enhance market predictability and help to meet the Forex demand of importers…” Perhaps the Liberian people, particularly the Legislators, should be curious in having the former governor explain what intervention policies the CBL implemented....

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Speaker Chambers, Former President Sirleaf and the Liberian Economy

The Speaker of Liberia’s House of Representatives, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, took an extraordinarily bold step in addressing issues surrounding the crippling Liberian economy.  In so doing, he suggests a cause of the problem, but offers, what some believe, are ineffectual doses that disregard the underlying weaknesses in the country. The Speaker recommends Liberia scraps the use of its dual currencies regime and return to using the United States (U.S.) dollar as the sole currency – an audacious move towards complete dollarization.  While we agree that Speaker Chambers is correct on the inflation-stopping powers of dollarization – notably, it will...

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Only in Liberia: A Legislator Wants to Run for Office to Become a Legislator

“You do not support politicians during elections if the only aim of the politician is to seek a higher salary or to stay in office. You vote for people who are going to do the best damn job for Liberians.” What is it that Representative Saah Joseph wants to do as a Senator that he could not do as a Representative of Montserrado County? Representative Saah H. Joseph, a member of the struggling ruling party, who holds or held a position on the planning and economic affairs committee that deals with banking and currency, wants to become Senator of...

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