August 2016

Urey: “I am preparing myself to fight tooth and nail… if it requires me to spend everything that I have, down to my precious life, to ensure that the UP… receive massive defeat at the poll next year.”

‘I’m A Fighter’

All Liberian Party (ALP) political leader Benoni Urey says he has always been a fighter in the cause of improving the lives of the ordinary masses. And in the spirit of this cause, Urey says, he is launching a presidential bid to eventually rescue Liberians from their current precarious living conditions perpetuated by the current regime.

As a man who is successful in the business arena, Urey is poised take his successful track record to the poll come 2017 in the cause of economic, political and social liberation.

“I have been here”

Interstate 210 in Monrovia, California with San Gabriel Mountains. Summit in upper right is Mount Bliss, (approx. 3240 feet AMSL). This summit is in the San Gabriel Mountains inside Angeles National Forest and right is Mr. Urey yesterday.

‘Lone Star Does Not Belong to Liberia,’ Urey Clarifies

Saying he did not want to dignify the claim that his company does not have the right to use the name Lone Star, the chairman of the board of directors of Lonestar Cell MTN Benoni Urey, has clarified that the ‘name Lone Star’ does not belong to Liberia.

In an interview with the Daily Observer on a wide range of national issues, yesterday at the newspaper’s offices in Monrovia, Mr. Urey said the name Lone Star originally belongs to the US state of Texas.

Senators Jewel Howard Taylor, Oscar Cooper, and Varney G. Sherman

14 Senators Recognize ‘Constitutionally Elected Speaker Tyler’

Fourteen Senators yesterday issued a position paper in which they signed to officially transact Legislative business with the ‘constitutionally elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, J. Alex Tyler.’

According to the paper read to Legislative reporters at the Capitol Building, the Senators pledged their commitment to work with Tyler, “until there is a change in the leadership of the House of Representatives for cause and in consonance with due process of law as provided in the Rules of the House and Constitution of Liberia.”

The late Mamadee Diakite will be fondly remembered for his famous statement on the radio: ‘Our Motherland, Liberia, is getting better!’

Mamadee Diakite Is Dead

Mamadee Diakite, one of Liberia’s leading talk-show hosts, has died. The late Diakite, who passed away at 4 a.m. Tuesday, had reportedly succumbed to hypertension (or pressure as it is termed by ordinary Liberians). He died at the Seventh Day Adventist-owned S. D. Cooper Hospital on 12th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia. He was 42.

Mr. Urey

Global Witness’ Trial ‘Selective’

The political leader of the All Liberia Party (ALP), Benoni Urey, yesterday described the indictment of House Speaker Alex Tyler as “selective justice.”

Mr. Urey’s comment comes in the wake of the ongoing rivalry among lawmakers of the House of Representative about the demand for the Speaker to recuse himself from presiding over legislative activities pending the outcome of the Global Witness bribery allegation against him (Speaker Tyler).


The purpose of this article is to provide public education on what is happening at the House of Representatives and its implication for our collective security. It is the desire of the author to provide a clear legal perspective and thereby contribute to preventing a further deterioration of the situation at the Capitol Building.

Power Struggle in the House Is Totally Unconstitutional, Even Treasonable!

It seems that neither Deputy Speaker Hans Barchue and his rebellious cohorts in the House of Representatives nor the Executive branch of government seem to care that due to the impasse in the House the very government of Liberia has become paralyzed.

This paralysis, which renders the GOL incapable of doing anything, is due to the fact that GOL has no money to operate or pay anyone anything because of the stifled budget hearings.

The Joint Legislative Budget Committee cannot meet to discuss and approve the National Budget 2016/2017 because the Committee is divided.

Amb. Elders welcomes Mandela Washington fellow Patience (right) to her office

25 Mandela Washington Fellows Return with Vigor

If not just a euphoric mood for opportunity to travel to the United States, then the 25 fellows of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship will have much to impact Liberia as they have returned with great vigor and promise to share their experiences and fully exhibit what they learned at the six-week fellowship.

Mr. Gwaikolo: “My administration will take the UMU to the next level of providing quality education”

Johnson Gwaikolo Takes Over UMU

Mr. Johnson N. Gwaikolo was yesterday inducted into office as the new president of the United Methodist University (UMU) during a thanksgiving program held at the First United Methodist Church on Ashmun and Gurley Streets.

Reverend Dr. John G. Innis, Resident Bishop of the Liberia Annual Conference (LAC) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of UMU urged the newly inducted president to uphold the values of the institution.


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