Press Union of Liberia Mourns Blamo Robinson
MONROVIA – The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) regrets the death of revered Journalist Blamo Robinson.
Journalist Robinson died on February 11, 2019 after a period of illness. He was sixty-one (61) years old.
Blamo Robinson rose to permanence at the Liberia Broadcasting System where he served as Assistant Director General for News & Public Affairs as well as radio. Robinson produced and presented the once famous radio magazine, the “INFORMIX”. Younger professionals who followed his lead in journalism affectionately called him the “INFORMIX PAPAY”.
Robinson worked with Mercy Corp and diligently provided leadership in the establishment of community radio stations across the country. He lectured Journalism at the African Methodist Episcopal University and the Peter Quaqua School of Journalism in Liberia.
Robinson (INFORMIX PAPAY) remain engaged with the Press Union of Liberia until his unfortunate passing and served on the 2017 awards vetting committee of the Press Union. He last worked for the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA).
During his remarkable professional life, Robinson became a monument for excellence in broadcast as younger journalists sought his expertise on radio presentation.
Meanwhile, the Press Union of Liberia is urging all of its members, journalists, media workers and the public to turnout for the signing of a book of condolence in honor of the fallen journalist on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10: 30am.
The Robinson Family has informed the PUL that a silent wake will be held at the St. Moses Funeral Parlor on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6pm prompt. The remains of Blamo Robinson is expected to be removed from the St. Moses Funeral Parlor on Saturday, March 2, 2019 the next day and taken to the Trinity United Methodist Church for funeral service at 10am. Interment, the family laments will be done at the Brewerville Cemetery. Press Union of Liberia, President, Charles B. Coffey, Jr. has urged all journalists, the family and the public to show up at the Headquarters of the PUL on 44 Clay Street beginning at 10:30am on Thursday, February 28, 2019 to honor the fallen journalist during the signing of the book of condolence.