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GAO Gives Government Credibility
Finding Liberia’ Niche “From Ad-hoc Deliverables to Strategic Programming”
(By Sunny G. Nyemah)
A famous American Promoter (Don King) once said, “Opportunity is the greatest charity” Liberians and Liberia have an opportunity that is so glaring that it is almost impossible to notice. The failure or success of Liberia will depend on how this untapped opportunity is perceived, nurtured, exploited, harnessed, and realized.

LPRC’s Third Quarter Financial Results: An Element of Departure From Full Disclosure
(By Francis K. Zazay )
“Show Me the Money! Cuba Gooding Jr. demanded in his Oscar winning performance in the movie, Jerry McGuire”. That line has since come to become a common saying that parallels “full disclosure”, an important accounting concept. Full disclosure in accounting imposes a requirement on management to provide all relevant information regarding the financial performance of operations.

The Speaker That Should Not Speak
(By Joe Flomo Matthew)
In my view, respect for the office of Speaker of the House of Representative of the Republic of Liberia is at stake. The office has become comical by virtue of the man who occupies it. Since his ascendancy to this very important public position, the Speaker has made decisions and public pronouncements that really question his credentials, social and political experiences, and his overall fitness for this all-important public office.

The Persistence of Inequality in the Face of Undeserved Wealth
(By Emmanuel Dolo)
I have written about the “equality of opportunity” as an important indicator of democracy in post-war Liberian society. But as governance has evolved during the Sirleaf administration, it has occurred to me that this kind of idealism is hard to match with reality. With the joy of the holidays at hand, I am left to wonder, where is the starting gate, if we are to equalize opportunities for everyone?

America: Betraying Her Dream
( By Theodore T. Hodge)
Since the advent of World War II, the United States seized the opportunity to project itself on the world stage as a country whose generosity and moral uprightness would be unrivaled. Fighting alongside its allies, the war was won and America embarked on a mission to practically rebuild the world...

The tribalization of corruption and other crimes in Liberia
(By Joseph K. Solo)
The news coming from Liberia recently, even though sad in a lot of quarters, is good for the future stability and prosperity of our country. Yes, the Gydue Bryant interim administration is on trial and people are being arrested to face economic crimes they committed against the Liberian people. You know corruption, taking to the level of lack of accountability and criminal disregard for fellow citizens, has been at the core of Liberia’s problems.

“Ninety years not forever,” the Case of Chuckie Taylor or Charles McArthur Emmanuel
( By Siahyonkron Nyanseor)
“Ninety years not forever” was once a popular expression by ordinary Liberians who were abused and exploited by the “You know who I am?” until the so-called PRC revolution sent many of them into exile in neighboring African countries, the United States and Europe.

Watching the Watchdogs
(By Abdoulaye W. Dukulé)
A few months ago, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf uttered more than rhetorical question when she asked: “Who watches the watchdog?” The question was directed at the media, an institution that the President had grown impatient with at the time. In a fragile democracy, the media is the most trusted institution to look after public welfare. Reactions to the statement by the President were diverse.

An Economic Policy To Receive Correct Royalties From Our Security/Strategic Economic Assets
(By J. Yanqui Zaza )
While we commend President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the anti-corruption action, which is not new, Liberia should reform the economic system to reduce white collar corruption (i.e., investors paying small amount of taxes and royalties from our natural resources). Firestone, LAMCO...

Dispensing Justice: Bridge between our Dictatorial Past and Democratic Future
(By Emmanuel Dolo)
Following my most recent article on the arrest of alleged perpetrators of economic crimes in Liberia, I received numerous emails from readers. Two of these emails stood out to me. One response noted a concern that I was too quick to sing praises to the Sirleaf administration, without offering ample caution that the government’s actions could be a fig leaf to cover up its apathy.

The Collapsed Bridge
Mesurado Bridge Collapses
(By J. Patrick Flomo)
Mesurado Bridge, the impregnable and magnificent bridge which crossed the fathoms of the mighty Mesurado River, is no more. When I opened my email and saw the photos of the crumbled bridge, I was shocked and in a state of denial. But as reality overcame my state of denial, I asked myself how could we have allowed this to happen to an historic bridge when we knew it could happen.

Eulogizing Impunity! Lessons from the arrest of Doe, Kamara & others
(By: Emmanuel Dolo)
For so long, Tugbeh Doe, Samuel Wlue, Luseni Kamara, and others who have allegedly forfeited the trust of the Liberian people through allegations of theft of public funds thought that they were insulated from punishment. But the Sirleaf administration sent a message this week for which it must be thanked immensely.

About Corruption, Samuel Doe, and New Issues….
(By Abdoulaye W. Dukulé)
We started our telephone conversation by the usual exchange of pleasantries. Then he went on to the issue that prompted his call. “Why do you always associate the name of Samuel Kanyon Doe with violence and corruption in Liberia?

Unpacking Tradition: What are Human Rights in the Liberian Context
Part II

(By Ezekiel Pajibo)
This is the second in a two part article. The articles are written to further the debate about Human Rights in Liberia, and also a response to two articles published on the perspective websites by Messrs Theodore Hodges and George Nubo.

The Nexus of Imperialism and its Inducement Agents that Continue to Deplete Africa into Miserable Poverty
(A Letter From Arthur Zakama, Jr.)
Thank you for such a brilliant article dated 11/24/2006, “Africa between China and the West: The New War of Influence” on your famous Website, www.theperspective.org. You literally touched on the nexus of imperialism and its inducement agents that continue to deplete Africa into miserable poverty. Great Job!!

Transforming Governance: How to Transcend Growing Distrust and Divide
(By Emmanuel Dolo)
Reform, social change, or the transformation of institutions in the aftermath of conflict in Liberia has become increasingly antagonistic. One place that this has become evident in recent time is the battle between rights advocate Aloysius Toe and the Liberian government and/or presumed government surrogates, George Nubo, Theodore Hodge, and others.

Matching Liberian Media Against United States Press: Similarity & Disparity
(By Josephus Moses Gray)
The International Journalism Exchange Program being administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), has helped to broaden my understanding and passion of the journalism. The program widened my understanding and prepared me for potential challenges.