Former UNMIL Employees’ Protest: No One Listening?

Former UNMIL Employees’ Protest: No One Listening? By Atty Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) For days now, some former employees of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) have been staging a peaceful protest, demanding what they referred to as just salaries and benefits. The former workers, who are carrying placards, with expressions about their grievances, staging this well-coordinated and organized …

The JFKMC Walhalla: As Its Transformers Take Exit, Here Comes The Real Story Of Dr. Wvannie Scott-McDonald

The JFKMC Walhalla: As Its Transformers Take Exit, Here Comes The Real Story Of Dr. Wvannie Scott-McDonald Contrary to the Act repealing Chapter 60 of the Executive Law creating the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, and replacing it with a new Chapter 60 Act of 2013, approved August 26, 2014, giving the Board of Directors of the Center the full …

UL’s “Registration Crisis” Was Violence Necessary?

UL’s “Registration Crisis” Was Violence Necessary? By Atty. Philip N Wesseh (PNW) For sometimes now the University of Liberia, affectionately known as “Lux In Tenebris” (Light In Darkness) has been experiencing disruptions in its normal academic activities over the registration period for students. Disappointingly, discussions and meetings over the matter has not seemingly yielded any fruition for the smooth running …

Caught Between The Scissors: The Case Of The Media in Kenya

Caught Between The Scissors: The Case Of The Media in Kenya By Atty. Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) Yesterday I wrote an article which I termed as “Political Madness,” the action of the country’s defeated opposition leader Raila Odinga, declaring himself President of that country after losing in the country’s presidential race, which was won by incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta. In …

Looking At The Political Madness In Kenya: What A Recipe For Continuous Chaos!

Looking At The Political Madness In Kenya: What A Recipe For Continuous Chaos! By Atty. Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) As a student of law, I was shocked few days ago when I heard that the opposition leader in Kenya, Mr. Raila Odinga who was defeated in that country’s Presidential polls has inaugurated himself, as the President of that country, despite …

Why Did The Lawmakers, Others Clap Over The Country Being Broke?

Why Did The Lawmakers, Others Clap Over The Country Being Broke? By Atty Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) The delivering of the Annual Message of President George Manneh Weah, outlining his Legislative Agenda has come and gone. The action was in consonance of provision of the Liberian Constitution. Article 58  of the Liberian Constitution, which states, “The President shall, on the …

Did Liberians Notice The Historic Aspect At Yesterday’s Annual Message At The Capitol Building?

Did Liberians Notice The Historic Aspect At Yesterday’s Annual Message At The Capitol Building? By Atty. Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) In the fieldof journalism, there are always two aspects to a story. That is the “MAIN BAR” and the SIDE BAR. The Main Bar looks at the purpose of the event or situation while the Side Bar looks at other …

Can We Consider This Government Legitimate or Illegitimate?

Can We Consider This Government Legitimate or Illegitimate? By Varney K. Sirleaf; A Concern Citizen Since the inauguration of President George M. Weah as Liberia’s newest leader for the next six years, there has been arguments and counter-arguments about the legitimacy of the government. The argument emanated from the alleged declaration of a National Holiday by former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf …

Seeing Something We Have Not Seen In Decades: My Impression At The Inaugural Ceremony

Seeing Something We Have Not Seen In Decades: My Impression At The Inaugural Ceremony By Atty. Philip N. Wesseh (PNW) The inauguration of Amb. George Manneh Weah as President of Liberia and Madam Jewel Howard-Taylor, as Vice President of Liberia has come and gone following a well-attended and organized ceremony at the Chinese-refurbished Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville. …

President Weah’s Inaugural speech:

President Weah’s Inaugural speech: Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Excellency Head of States Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai Hon. Jewel Howard-Taylor Vice President of the Republic of Liberia The Governing Council of the Tripartite Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Madam Clar M. Weah First Lady of the Republic of Liberia His Honor, the Chief Justice, and Associate Justices of the …