Commerce Not At War With Ureys

first_img(From left) DMA Bangura and DMC Wisner-Acting Minister Sets Records StraightThe Deputy Minister for Commerce and Trade Services at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, A.E. Nyema Wisner, has strongly rejected speculations that the recent closure of Fuzion Bar and Restaurant in Sinkor, Monrovia was an attempt to get at the Urey Family.Contrary to the wide social media speculations, Mr. Wisner said, Fuzion Bar and Restaurant was shut down by the Commerce Ministry’s Inspectorate for refusing entry to a team from the Ministry that was undertaking an inspection of business entities in Monrovia.The Acting Commerce Minister noted that when it comes to executing its statutory mandate, including the inspection of business entities throughout Liberia, the Ministry does not see anybody as being above the law and vowed that the Commerce Ministry will remain vigilant in doing its work.Mr. Wisner, addressing a press conference at the Commerce Ministry on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, called on Liberians to desist from politicizing the work of the Commerce Ministry, particularly the ongoing inspection.He also admonished the public to realize that the Commerce Ministry is not at war with the Urey Family, but simply trying to enforce its statutory mandate, regarding a conducive business climate for Liberia through practices that meet international best practices.He said the US$3,000 (three thousand United States Dollars) fine imposed on Fuzion Bar and Restaurant was not illegal, but strictly in accordance with the law.A Commerce Ministry release quotes Mr. Wisner as saying that fines are levied by the Ministry on the basis of business category.The release named the various categories as US $200.00 for small businesses, US $700.00 for medium entities and US $3,000.00 for big ones.‘’We imposed the fine since September 4, 2019 and even gave a 72-hour ultimatum for them to comply,” the Acting Commerce Minister added.He said the Commerce Ministry re-opened the business after the 24-hour time the law allows the Ministry to keep a business shut down for had expired and that the legal team from Fuzion Bar and Restaurant made an appeal to the Ministry for some reduction in the imposed fine.It can be recalled that Inspectors from the Ministry, led by Commerce Inspector General, Josephine Davies, were   prevented from entering Fuzion Bar and Restaurant on August 28, 2019 while undertaking a nationwide inspection of business houses across Monrovia.“During the same exercise,” Wisner added, “the Commerce Ministry inspected other businesses within the same vicinity, including Royal Grand Hotel, Boulevard Hotel and Sajj House, an indication the Third Quarterly Inspection was not directed at Fuzion Bar and Restaurant or members of the Urey family, as is widely insinuated on the social media.“The ongoing inspection was preceded by a week-long public service announcement in August 2019, outlining details of the exercise, including protection of consumers and continuous compliance with standard regulations, amongst others,” he concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Illegal firearm charge lands NWD man on remand

first_imgTwenty-eight-year-old Adonis Harrison was last week remanded to prison after appearing before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman to answer to charges of illegal possession of a firearm and assault.He denied both charges, one of which stated that on September 7, 2018, he assaulted his reputed wife Joan Joseph.The other charge alleged that on September 8, 2018, at Savannah Black in the North West District of Region One (Barima-Waini), he had in his possession a shotgun without being licensed to have same.The prosecution is contending that at about 21:00h on September 7, 2018, Harrison became annoyed with his reputed wife and started to verbally abuse her, and subsequently physically assaulted her. Joseph’s mother intervened in the dispute and carried her daughter away.The following day, when Joseph returned home, she found the firearm in a bag. Since she was fearful for her life, she took the firearm to the village toshao, and the toshao handed the firearm over to the Police. The defendant was thus arrested, and he admitted to the offence in a caution statement.Magistrate Latchman has remanded Harrison to prison, and set the case to continue this week.last_img read more


first_imgA judge has pleaded with people to turn up in court so he can help them save their homes from the banks.Judge John O’Hagan said he wants to help people keep their family homes but said he couldn’t help them unless they turned up in court.Judge O’Hagan told Letterkenny Circuit Court today that he wanted to do all he could to help families during the present economic climate. He was speaking has he dealt with a case brought by Irish Nationwide against a man who did not turn up in court.Judge O’Hagan said he would view any attempt to re-possess a family home very seriously.However he said “I know that people in cases like this are inclined to put their head in the sand. If people do that I can do nothing for them.“I won’t make orders against them if they come in to see me, but if they don’t, there is nothing I can do.”The Judge said he would make distinctions between family homes occupied by parents with children and investment properties.“People must face up to the problems they have. They need to come in here to see me.”In two other cases the judge ordered the re-possession of two properties belonging to a man from Buncrana.The owner did not appear in court and a barrister representing Irish Life and Permanent told the court that they believed the man had emigrated to Australia.Follow us on us on anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comJUDGE PLEADS WITH DONEGAL PUBLIC TO COME TO COURT TO SAVE THEIR HOMES was last modified: October 26th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:JUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit Courtlast_img read more