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Where is the National Insurance Corporation of Liberia (NICOL)?

It is in this respect that rigid enforcement, by government, of third-party liability insurance coverage is not only a necessary and reasonable public policy designed for public protection against risks of loss...

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Advocacy On Sale: A Bad Reflection For Liberia’s Democracy

The dark- days in our budding democracy seem to be viewed by many as the periods intended for the “survival of the fittest”. “Survival of the fittest” is an ancient philosophy that tends to shift a concept where each person in a struggle growls for him/herself, and not the general interest of the organization or the state. This way of life has permeated our political landscape where a key component of the tenets of democracy is being impinged. Advocacy in our country today reminds Liberians of a ‘come and grasp’ state of affairs where our political leaders are using state resources to sponsor surrogate groups to speak on their behalf whenever they come in conflict with the law. This trend of advocacy is gradually deepening the essence of truth telling and boldness. These “Fly by night” groups under the awning of advocacy have brought total ignominy to this dignified calling that is undermining our democracy. In today Liberia, those claiming to be advocates are deviating from the real meaning of the vocation and have chosen personal aggrandizement as the hallmark of their venture.

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The need for a stock market in Liberia

An economic activity is never truly too efficient and ripped for a nation like ours to establish a stock market.  We can learn from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and from the West as to how we should go about establishing ours in this country of vibrant and lively business minded people.  Although, our National GDP and GNP; (Gross Domestic Product & Gross National Products) by average, in comparison to international standards, may not qualify our country for such market, if these were the only yardsticks used to determine the viability for the establishment of a stock market. Hence, the question that arises is; were Western countries or our African neighbors qualified in terms of their countries general economic activities before establishing their stock markets? Or were their income level ripped for such markets, when they chose to establish them? Even the great United States’ markets before the establishment of States and Federal laws to govern the activities of their stock markets, were neither qualified nor efficient by current standards at the time of the introduction of national standards and rules governing stock markets activities.

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“We Told you so”, regarding the CBL Amendment

Indeed, we wrote and told the Liberian People – newspaper editors-writers, public policy makers and related agencies of government, attorneys- & counselors-at-law, civil society organizations, opponents of the CBL Amendment (protest demonstrators-marchers) – that the “Amendment is not directed at the prominent citizen of Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, but at Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia and any other Liberian citizens so positioned”.

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Vehicles inspection selective!

Lawmakers, other officials ply streets with unregistered & uninsured vehicles

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“Legislature Cannot Pass a Statute"...

“Legislature Cannot Pass a Statute . . . , Protest Demonstrations Planned:   A Response

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Conflicting Statements Send Dangerous Signals

In response to the most recent allegations by the Ivorian Defense Minister, Honorable Paul Koffi, that “Liberian gunmen attacked the Ivorian border town of Grabo” (a continuous, persistent blame-game by the Ivorians against Liberia concerning the conflict in their country), Liberia’s Defense Minister, Honorable Brownie Samukai, while not speaking for nor defending the activities of mercenaries (non-state actors) or international “soldiers of fortune”, held that the Ivorians should and must seek solution to the conflict at home, in their country. Minister Samukai told a press conference of Liberian Journalists and Reuters News Agency (with interest in and long relationship with the Ivory Coast) that “Ivory Coast Lied” (FrontPageAfricaonline & New Democrat, February 25, 2014). But, about a week later on Monday, Liberia’s Government Spokesman and Information Minister, Honorable Lewis Browne, told a news conference that “Liberians are involved” (FrontPageAfricaonline, March 3, 2014).

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Open Letter to Dr. Amos Sawyer

Dr. Amos C. Sawyer
Chairman, Governance Commission

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Amendment Not Directed against CBL, Mills Jones:

In a frontpage, banner headline, the Analyst (Analyst Liberia, February 24, 2014) reports, according to “observers” that CBL “Governor Jones should resign or hold his grounds, if . . “.

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Open Letter to the National Elections Commission (NEC)

We ask, therefore, that the Commission require sworn statement, made under oath, from candidates seeking election to the Legislature...

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