Lawmakers, other officials ply streets with unregistered & uninsured vehicles
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).
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 . . “.
We ask, therefore, that the Commission require sworn statement, made under oath, from candidates seeking election to the Legislature...
Controversial Liberian Shipping Registry (LISCR), top donor to McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign
Grand Bassa County is once again in the news. This time, it is not about the county’s recent impressive twin National County Meet glories which the people of that unique county are still celebrating.
According to the Analyst newspaper (The Analyst Liberia, February 7, 2014) the Liberia Maritime Authority Commissioner, Honorable Binyah Kesselley, “called reckless and irresponsible statement made by an official (of government) without checking the facts”. The Commissioner’s statement was in reaction to allegations made by Representative Bhofal Chambers (of Maryland County) that the Liberian government had spent over US $200 million on public relations.