UK Foreign Secretary Johnson poses with Foreign Minister Kamara and others

UK Foreign Minister Stops Over Describes Bilateral Relations with Liberia as ‘Very Important’

The United Kingdom (UK) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, has described bilateral relations with Liberia as “very important.”

As the first foreign secretary to visit Liberia in a very long time, Mr. Johnson said his visit here was a big opportunity to intensify the friendship and partnership, noting that Britain was the first country to recognize Liberia’s independence in 1848. “Those are the foundations of a relationship that we want to grow from strength to strength,” he said.

Senate Pro Temp Jallah; Senate Committee Chair on Defense, Intelligence, Security and Veteran Affairs, Stephen Zargo

Senate Passes ‘Liberian Anti-Terrorist Act’

After making several amendments, the Senate has passed the “Liberian Anti-terrorist Act” that seeks the prevention of terrorism and to arrest and prosecute suspected terrorist activities and terrorist financing.

The Act amended offenses involving danger to persons; kidnapping and related crimes; terrorism; offenses against property; robbery; hijacking; money laundering and terrorist financing, and is replaced with a new section entitled: “Offenses Involving Terrorist Acts.”

Members of the Rotary clubs

Rotary Clubs to Redirect Services to Humanity

Members of the four Rotary Clubs in Liberia have ended a one day District Public Image Seminar Guide in Monrovia with a call to rededicate their services to humanity.

The seminar brought together over 25 members of the District Public Image Seminar Guide, who were drawn from the Rotary Clubs of Monrovia, Sinkor, Gbarnga and Harper.

Assistant Governor District 9101 of Rotary International, Nadu Cooper, said the rededication of their services to humanity could impact the various communities where the members reside.

Members of the organization at the launch of the VR awareness campaign

‘Do Not Allow Politicians to Use You’

In support of the voter registration (VR) awareness campaign across the country, the leadership of a local youth group, Pursuit for Positive Action Youth Organization (PPAYO), has called on young Liberians not to allow themselves to be used by politicians in the upcoming presidential and legislative elections.

Darius Bleh, the Global Coordinator of the group, told the Daily Observer at the launch of the VR awareness campaign how crucial the pending October election is to the peace and stability of the country’s fledging democracy.

Senator Johnson (Left): “I was never arrested” and Senator Weah: “Whatever Johnson did in the past, it’s not me to talk about it,”

PYJ vs Weah

With less than nine months to the holding of the country’s presidential and legislative elections, two presidential aspirants have started trading allegations against each other as to their respective roles at the ECOWAS Parliament.

Montserrado County Senator George Weah yesterday reported how Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson (PYJ) nearly escaped arrest in Abuja, Nigeria.

The two Senators spoke in a phone-in radio program on ELBS’ Bumper Show conducted by the station’s deputy director-general, Patrick Honnah.


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