Tag Archive for ‘Law’
“The 1986 constitution of Liberia in support of dual citizenship states in the following: CHAPTER IV CITIZENSHIP Article 27 a) All persons who, on the coming into force of this Constitution were lawfully citizens of Liberia shall continue to be Liberian citizens. b) In order to preserve, foster and maintain the positive Liberian culture, values and character, only persons who are Negroes or of Negro descent shall qualify by birth or by naturalization to be citizens of Liberia. c) The Legislature shall, adhering to the above standard, prescribe such other qualification criteria for the procedures by which naturalization may be obtained”.
Opposition Party Launches Final Campaign Rally in the Streets of Liberia, After Gov’t Refused Use of Public Facilities
“An official of the party told this outlet that the motive behind the Unity Party led government refusal is because its standard bearer, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is contesting the elections for second term and refusing to permit their party the use of those facilities is the government fearing that the opposition CDC will out perform the Unity Party last Saturday’s campaign rally and only want the images from their rally to remain in the psychics of the Liberian voters until the elections as a psychological ploy that will give the impression the huge gathering indicates the Unity Party is the choice of the Liberian people for this year’s elections and ultimately lure them to vote for the party”.
“Liberians beleive if the National Social Security and Welfare Corpration was living up to its satutory obligation and legal responsiblity to the individual government employee like Cllr. Scott who worked many years with government which means the NSC&WC has huge pension savings for the late Minister Scott, it could had sustained him and would not be reduced and forced to endure such horry of his last days”.
“From what I know from my father’s own words, the current President holds a grudge from what he did to her years ago, she has made it impossible for him to find work, and do what he has done all these years, so she has greatly contributed to his mental state”.
“It is hardly arguable that the policy objectives of ensuring fair trials and respect for the courts that undergird the judicial power to punish for contempt by publication are laudable and well-meaning. However, all too often the exercise of this power clashes with an equally important policy objective of the law in our constitutional democracy: ensuring the freedom of speech and a free and robust press”.
“A critical citizenry is very important to building democracy. It helps to propel the will of the people by keeping public officials constantly aware that they serve the people and not themselves; they are accountable to the people and not their powerful interest; and that to criticize them is not to disrespect them but to offer them a measure of public discontent which, eventually helps them to do the right things- and serve well”….. Cllr. Jerome Verdier, former Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Liberia