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Subject: CULTURE & TOURISM MINISTER
From: Soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 07:25:05 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.79

Message:
The honourable minister, whom I knew for his fearless patroitic thinking since his college days time inmemorial should continue to exercise his tallent to put Siierra Leone on the stage it deserves.

The important role tourism plays in the world economy is beyond imagination. But before tourism booms in any country, there should be places of attractions. Do we have any in Sierra Leone? A big YES. Sierra Leone more tourist attractions than The Gambia, Senegal and Ghana. I would like to sight few examples:

Freetown, where liberated Africans from the western world were brought to. By the name of the place and the image it signifies is more than enough to captivate the attention of millions! In addition, we have forts/ slave detaining centers built by European Slavers. Bounce Island, Banana Island and even Bonthe Sharbrow Island. Our Natural landmarks, beautiful clean white beaches, fresh water flowing rivers, virgin forest and many others. Let the minister of tourism do something. I am sure our country is surely a world attraction.

In addition to that Sierra Leone should champion the reperation course for a hefty compensation by the European slavers to the Black Continent because of the looting of our man power and minerals for over 400 years. Hah, Mr. Hindolo Trye, can you lead the torch?


Subject: Re: CULTURE & TOURISM MINISTER
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:00 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.84.3

Message:

Tourism should indeed be taken Seriously. The problem is proper funding and a more modern approach to Tourism.

The Afrocentered World is watching Salone as a true DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH.......

tstm


Subject: Re: CULTURE & TOURISM MINISTER
From: Abiola
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:56 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-74-68-159-154.nyc.res.rr.com at 74.68.159.154

Message:
Soriba wrote

"In addition to that Sierra Leone should champion the reperation course for a hefty compensation by the European slavers to the Black Continent because of the looting of our man power and minerals for over 400 years".


Mr. Soriba,I believe that Minister Trye's authority is limited to Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

I think that Indemnification for European wrongdoings and injury suffered by Africans during Slavery are legal matters within the

purview of the Justice Minister and Attorney General......and subjected to the approval of parliament and the cabinet.


Subject: Schools, clean water and health care project
From: Muckson
To: All
Date Posted: 01:47:15 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: px3nr.wp.shawcable.net at 24.66.94.142

Message:
Schools, clean water and health care project in Sierra leone. Project starting at UMC school Mamaka (my primary School)

Slideshow :http://www2.tbo.com/static/community/slide-show-sierra-leone-village/

Your support is needed.
I have created the donation link on the website: www.slvp.org
Thank you.


Subject: Re: Schools, clean water and health care project
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:00:44 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
See,

this is the kind of community service projects my company like to donate to.. Not Barack for president..

I will pass the word and donate myself..as soon as you get paypal working..
I tried using paypal.. it does not work..
http://slvp.org/main/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=32&Itemid=49

Most of the people i can get to donate to a cause like this use paypal.. so you should HURRY and get paypal working and email me at 2footleppet@gmail.com

Now.. i will make another pledge..
1 will give 1$ for every $10 card bought at my online store.. the benefit is 2 fold.. you get to talk to salone.. and you get to support a charity..www.callstoafrica.com

Email me so i can send you a special link that i can use to track your purchase..

Dont wait until friday to go give it to those drunks at the mosque.. or reverend at the church... who drives an escalade while i drive a ford..

BUY A CARD, and donate a dollar..
Email me your reciept.. or better yet.. post it on cocorioko.. and see me give a dollar to this worthy charity..

www.callstoafrica.com
Why give those other companies your money.. when you can help build salone.. 1 dollar at a time..

www.callstoafrica.com
2footleppet@gmail.com
admin@callingcardstoafrica.com

NOTE: I have 2 online stores..
I can only track your sales for this project if you buy from

www.callstoafrica.com

I thank you in advance..


Subject: Re: Schools, clean water and health care project
From: chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:08:12 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-109.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.109

Message:
Thank you - such is a noble deed and indeed makes you an honourable
man. The creators essence is one of altruism - the sharing. I bow down
to you. Will surely pass on your info to others in this field. May he
continue to transorm your essense and nature from one of receiving to
one of sharing.


Subject: Homogenous Sub- Formation and Democracy
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:49:45 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: pac29.esu.edu at 206.225.97.179

Message:
On my previous postings, i identified discrepancies between economic and social subgroups, i find it important to look at groups as homogenous or heterogeneous sub-formations. In this theory, more homogenous group identities will be determined by overlapping patterns of membership within certain democratic groups as mentioned in previous postings. These patterns may determine whether certain group identity will be threatening to democracy. Logically, homogenous group identities that are in danger for political instability will display the skills of better mutual understanding and better contact. As a result, they will create less significant problems to democracy in general.The vision of homogenous group identities risks becoming too idealized. I will hesitate to admit, in real life democratic environment, it is impossible to create perfect conditions for homogenous development of groups. The more these groups are underestimated, the greater the risk. This creates significant political tension, and if not controlled poses problem to democracy. Indigenous groups in Latin America (Mexico) is an example of such a problem: for centuries, indigenous groups in Latin America have been considered distant and ephemeral. Recognizing the rights of indigenous groups was the effective means of political populism. The slow but stable development of indigenous communities and their formation into conscious group identities has become the implication of incomplete liberalization and democratization in Latin American countries. The surface of democracy in Latin America was profoundly threatened by the growing strength of indigenous group identities: as D.J Yashar stated “as indigenous organizations demand autonomy and respect for local forms of governance, they also challenge liberal democratic assumptions. Rather than delineate a single relationship between the state and its citizens, indigenous organizations demand multiple types of citizenship with boundaries that guarantee equal rights and representation at the national level”. While we traditionally view groups as integral attributes of democracy, in reality they are more problematic than positive. The problems which groups pose to democracy depend on the exact group identity; moreover it also depends on the position of the democratic regimes towards the groups. There are essential differences between group identities; this is why it’s impossible to generalize the issues caused by inter-group conflicts and their hierarchical collisions. However, it is possible to conclude that groups should be either regulated or purely monitored in order to prevent the development of significant political conflicts in the democratic context.
Regards


Subject: Response for Mr. Sidu Alpha Bangura
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:23:14 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-68-58.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.68.58

Message:
Alpha Saidu Bangura on April 15, 2008 at 22:10:46, in a thread captioned: “Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police;” you wrote:
“Bambay, are you saying that because of all the reasons you outlined in your post it was right for the police to beat up that fine lady? You the members for the APC are drawing yourselves closer to the Hell Fire every day, and I wonder why.”
Let me start by reminding you that I put Sierra Leone first before anything except my God, and any human; be it my relative, friend or what have you. In that regard, I will stand for the truth no matter what.
But you know what is wrong with Sierra Leone? Self-interest has overshadowed national interest. Most people’s motivation for doing good deeds for Sierra Leone is not for Sierra Leone as a nation but what gains they can get from it. Is not because of the love of Sierra Leone but because they wish to get positions, image or put another Sierra Leonean down. This is the reason for the corruption we have talked about for over ten years, it is the reason the media has lost the respect they once had, it is the reason most Sierra Leoneans are afraid to be with another Sierra Leonean. When will it stop?
Yes, some will say to me, that is why you go through what you go through. To those I refer to militaries of the world, especially in America, who sign-up to go to war and even die for their country and expect nothing in return. Had certain people not made such sacrifices, we would not have been in America today or in other parts of the world we reside, happy for getting amenities that other countries cannot provide us.
What has been a major problem that has engulfed the world is that people do not listen. Instead, they look for what they want to hear rather than what is intended or said. This results in handicapping their objectivity and even their rationality and or reasoning.
On the contrary, my love for Sierra Leone makes me believe that members of the Police are my brothers and sisters the same way this lady is. All I want for her is her respect as a Sierra Leonean whom I would cherish to see contribute amicable towards nation building as she has gone to do. But she can never achieve such a goal if she has to look over her shoulder for whatever reason. Therefore, it is best to get such probability out of her path to enable her concentrate.
Please look up the word condone and add I do not before it then you will understand where I am coming from.
The following statement particularly, answers your question: “Let me emphatically state that I am not in any way shape or form condoning Police brutality or indicating that what she alleges happened to her is false as I am always against any human who is victimized and she is no exception.”
Besides, this is what is included in my opening statement: “I do agree that Police brutality must be checked in Sierra Leone. No human has the right to abuse another human regardless of their position in society, which is against the constitution and humanitarian laws. I would only comment on an issue of this nature for conversation sake otherwise, I would allow the Rule of Law to take effect. There are courts and Attorneys that are set-up to decide matters of grievances.”
Finally, we do not have another source or evidence to prove her right or wrong, as such, it will be premature to take her statement to be the truth or condemn it. At the same token, we can not stereotypically hold the Police responsible without a second source or evidence to purport her claim. But we can make speculative deductions from her statement since we are not sure of getting a second recount with regards to this matter. If you can observe, I made no judgment neither condemn nor support any side because that is for the courts to do. Besides I do not have evidence to prove her right or wrong but as one who graduated from college, I was trained to make speculative deductions and live it at that.
This is how I operate.


Subject: Re: Response for Mr. Sidu Alpha Bangura
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 01:49:05 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-247-122-107.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.247.122.107

Message:
Bambay, you are one of the very few people I respect on this forum because you are broad-minded. Both of us share almost the same views on issues affecting our country. My point is, regardless of what Hawa did nobody has right to beat her up.
If she did something, she should have been taken to a court of law.
For a very long time our people have been suffering from police brutality and that needs to stop, and stop now.
The job for the police is to maintain peace, law and order. I look forward to the day ordinary Sierra Leoneans will have the chance to take the police to court for abuse of authority.
For your information my names are Alpha Saidu Bangura.


Subject: Re: Response for Mr. Sidu Alpha Bangura
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 00:24:39 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.149.170.105

Message:
Lans no matter how you frame it now, your response raised some
doubts about the veracity of her story. It is like asking a woman who
was raped what she was doing in the room in the first place. Though
you thought you were trying to look at the polices' point of view, your
contribution was both indifferent to her plight and blatantly callous. I
enjoy reading your posts on this forum and do believe you are a young
man with tremendous potential. We however should start treating
victims of police brutality seriously in Sierra Leone and give them the
benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. The police do not need you
to defend them, they have a whole ministry for that.


Subject: Need 20 potential leaders for positions in Sa Leone
From: Drexler Davies
To: All
Date Posted: 19:51:03 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
We are looking for young men and women with potential to lead. An education is preferable though not required.
We will start out in the States any names that come to mind fellows?


Subject: Please Tell The Guineans
From: Former Volunteer Fighter
To: All
Date Posted: 18:26:06 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Some Sierra Leonean collaborators on this forum willing to let our country be occupied have been talking quite a bundle of rubbish about Guinea's military strength. These people do not know what they are talking about: I therefore have news for them. Do we want war in Sierra Leone? No! Does that mean we are willing to be occupied by another country just because that country has a larger army? The answer is surely NO! We have seen in recent memory that lawlessness, indiscipline and corruption have affected Guinea so much that Guinea's large army means nothing to us. When the RUF and Taylor's NPFL came together to invade Guinea in 2003, we were shocked to see how the Guinean army was fast collapsing under pressure. In less than three days of fighting, Gueckedou was captured and burnt, parts of Kissidougou came under the RUFians, and the road leading to Conakry from the North Western part of Sierra Leone was supplying rebels who pressurized the Guinean army with devastating progress. The NPFL and RUFians only withdrew after inflicting heavy losses on the Gunieans. The facts are still evident in Guinea today. War has changed the Sierra Leonean so much that Guinea will be committing suicide if they think they can kick little Sierra Leone or Liberia like a football.

We will talk and reason with them. If it comes to confrontation, Guinea will have wounds to lick. The Kamajors, RUF friends of Leatherboot {Idriss Kamara}, Kapras and other militias alone can wreak enough havoc on Guinea. I thought the Guineans were intelligent enough to avoid being destroyed by a country that spent years destroying itself through guerrilla warfare. But Guineans are fools, and the day Sierra Leone loses patience, Den Cup Go Full. Over to the Sierra Leonean collaborators standing up for Guinea on this forum.



Subject: Re: Please Tell The Guineans
From: Chase Them Out
To: All
Date Posted: 18:32:46 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
It was indeed pathetic to see how the RUF and Charles Taylor's boys burnt down the border town of Guekedou in 2003. Up till this day, Guekedou town remains deserted, with more than half of its population refusing to return to the town. And that was only a single ring of the RUF. Guinea is no match for the daring ability of the Kamajors and RUF. Guinea will be on fire when we send in the roving rebels to use "dancing materials" {the name given to weapons by rebels.
The only thing standing between the RUF and the destruction of Guinea is the maturity of our president.


Subject: Tell your relatives to take out their pots
From: Bravo
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:25 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.196.135

Message:
The government is in the final stages of a plan to flood Sierra Leone
with cheap rice. Reliable sources informed me that the intial plan is to
bring a shipment of a million bags to be sold at Le 20.00 as promised
during the last elections.

My source says that officials at the department of health are worried
that some people who have been hungry for so long may eat
themselves to death and are ordering emergency supply of stool
softeners.

It is reliably learnt that traders in eastern who first got the news have
suddenly tripled the price of pots. Bo town and Kono are reported to be
out of pots and youths in Makeni have spent the last three days
sleeping at lorry parks in order to be the first to buy.

A woman was seriously injured in Kenema in a fight with her
neighbour, when the neighbour refused to return her 20 butter cup pot
she lent her in 1979.

The people of Yenga are ready to take up arms against Guinea, as
they want to be part of Sierra Leone when the rice comes. A youth
leader in Yenga said no Guinean soldier would eat a single cup of the
rice and it will also not be sold to any Sierra Leone woman dating a
Guinean soldier. We will continue to update you as informationis
received.


Subject: GUINEAN: Please do not abuse/misuse this forum...
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 16:51:37 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-71-249-186-75.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 71.249.186.75

Message:
Mr Guinean:
*What do you gain from provoking Sierra Leoneans?
*Why do you want bad blood to exist between the sister nations?
*Why are you not bold enough to use your full or correct name?
*Do us good by using your literacy plus thinking abilities for good of all?
*Did you ever stop and think about your actions (postings)?
* Do you know that your identity can be revealed for all to see (thank God for technology)?
* Do you know that a bad tooth can cause a bad mouth odor? Guinea and SL as close as one's tooth is to one's mouth.


Subject: Re: GUINEAN: Please do not abuse/misuse this forum...
From: Guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 03:07:24 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-109.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.109

Message:
Mr. Seray-Wurie Si, my own very brother who left Popodra near
Telemile close to Labe for Sierra Leone. This is no provocation - the
satirical is meant to make us think and find a way to do something
about the lawlessness and self-interest amongst the hellofamixup
people. Sierra Leone was a haven and law and order was held
sacrosanct - regional chiefs had power to crush any insurgencies and
have respect for aggrieved citizens. The Sierra Leone I see today has
shed the cloaks of UNITY FREEDOM AND JUSTICE and have on
DISARRAY, LOOSENESS AND INJUSTICE. Seray, ankor di - bin bin na ni -
kor hundu falla - mi falla kor Kiampu.

Do not be perturbed - no bad blood will exist. We can contain the
unruly ones - those of you who are law abiding will not have problem.
You cannot just believe that your leaders should force you to be law
abiding - it has to come naturally - you have to know that law and
order brings harmony in a society.

I am not bold enough because this way expresses a more freeer self. I
do not have to believe in what I say or what I say does not have to be
true. It is what is happening and has happened.

Gandor Seray-Wurie Si, kor mi woni wa dughkeh kon. Wana si
wadindirrgol. My actions really do not matter - what matters most is
how we allowed this lovely Haven of ours descend to the lowest of the
lowest. You see the reason we have to annex Sierra Leone - To make it
once more a REAL HAVEN. Some of you (especially the unruly ones) we
will have to lock up in Camp Boirro to be later released to work on
farms in Dindingro, Kankan.

My identity is not hidden and I have assurances that this will not be
revealed unless I am in breach. I will be forewarned of any breach by
the AUTHORITIES CONCERNED. I AM A LAW ABIDING PERSON.


Subject: Re: GUINEAN: Please do not abuse/misuse this forum...
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 05:04:40 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Hey paikoon don't abuse the limited privileges we allow foreigners like to enjoy in this forum. If you continue like this you will be banned for the irresponsible tauntings´, incitements, derision and provocation.Bach off!

By the way are you a POOLOR or BALIENG? I am sure you are the latter (and a MATCHIDONG too) because the former hold Salone in high esteem after saving fullahs from Sekou Toure's persecutions.


Subject: Re: GUINEAN: Please do not abuse/misuse this forum...
From: Guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 05:57:38 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-109.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.109

Message:
Mi kor machidor and I respect my little Haven Sierra Leone. You guys
want to damge the country with your lawlessness. We would not stand for
that. Where is the incitement, irresponsible tauntings, derision and
provocation? Hey hemor becareful as I have done nothing that you
describe. There is no comfort in the truth. I am warning you guys to
behave in the land that we sent you to. Sierra Leone (KIAAMP) is ours - it
will always be. You love the land - treat it well - if not - we will show you
how we treated your forefathers before they ran away. Behave and you
will enjoy the gloriousness KIAAMP can give.


Subject: To The Collaborators: Guinea Is Playing With Suicide
From: Governor Clarkson
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:07 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Some Sierra Leonean collaborators on this forum willing to let our country be occupied have been talking quite a bundle of rubbish about Guinea's military strength. These people do not know what they are talking about: I therefore have news for them. Do we want war in Sierra Leone? No! Does that mean we are willing to be occupied by another country just because that country has a larger army? The answer is surely NO! We have seen in recent memory that lawlessness, indiscipline and corruption have affected Guinea so much that Guinea's large army means nothing to us. When the RUF and Taylor's NPFL came together to invade Guinea in 2003, we were shocked to see how the Guinean army was fast collapsing under pressure. In less than three days of fighting, Gueckedou was captured and burnt, parts of Kissidougou came under the RUFians, and the road leading to Conakry from the North Western part of Sierra Leone was supplying rebels who pressurized the Guinean army with devastating progress. The NPFL and RUFians only withdrew after inflicting heavy losses on the Gunieans. The facts are still evident in Guinea today. War has changed the Sierra Leonean so much that Guinea will be committing suicide if they think they can kick little Sierra Leone or Liberia like a football.

We will talk and reason with them. If it comes to confrontation, Guinea will have wounds to lick. The Kamajors, RUF friends of Leatherboot {Idriss Kamara}, Kapras and other militias alone can wreak enough havoc on Guinea. I thought the Guineans were intelligent enough to avoid being destroyed by a country that spent years destroying itself through guerrilla warfare. But Guineans are fools, and the day Sierra Leone loses patience, Den Cup Go Full. Over to the Sierra Leonean collaborators standing up for Guinea on this forum.


Subject: Re: To The Collaborators: Guinea Is Playing With Suicide
From: guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 03:16:19 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-109.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.109

Message:
You make me laugh. Big laugh you know!! Who is the fool. 80% of
your people have their origins in Guinea. Do you think Ernest Koroma,
a Barga Limba can allow you to fight with his brothers from the
ancestral land. Think proper. Do you think you are a Sierra Leonean.
Western views have clouded your minds from what the reality is. The
division/partition of the region blinded many of you so-called western
scribes from what is the actual.

The politics of annexing Sierra Leone is not on your level. You change
your ways of lawlessness and lacking the respect for order is the only
thing that can review our present position of annexation. show
respect for order and law and we will consider going on the reverse.


Subject: Re: To The Collaborators: Guinea Is Playing With Suicide
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 09:25:48 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
When has Ernest Koroma suddenly become a Limba? Get your facts right before making erroneous statements. When did limbas start using the name 'BAI'? It is well-known that BAI which means chief or King belongs to a particular northern tribe only and you are going to find out which tribe. After, check out the tribal affiliations of the BAI SHEKAS, BAI SHEBORAHS,BAI MARRUS, BAI KOBLOS,BAI BUREHS,BAI KAMARAS etc and prove me wrong or right.


Subject: Have A moratorium To Aid in Africa
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:03:46 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab15.esu.edu at 204.235.161.125

Message:
Sierra Leone like so many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that are affected by civil war received so much money from international organizations. We witnessed the mushroomed of local and international Non Governmental Organizations in Sierra Leone and the sub region. These NGO’s began their work with the people in the city including small towns and villages, they gave money to people and a lot other good hearted citizens who saw the atrocities and the urgent need of the people contributed significantly towards the common good. However, there are constant reports of corrupt practices involving government officials and NGO personals in all countries that are affected by war, for example take the obvious case of Iraq. This problem has led to stake holders (big contributors of the NGO’s including international regimes) at various summit to question the feasibility of their policies. They have come to the realization that there is a gap between the theory and practice of giving in developing countries. Personally I believe by giving money to some of these governments that are also responsible for the political instability in their countries that resulted in war or famine do not really help the situation but embolden the leaders and their governments to be more corrupt and unaccountable to the citizens as we are witnessing now in Zimbabwe. In Sierra Leone and Liberia for example the flow of food aid made us dependent on international food supply and has also made us as citizens less demanding of our governments for delivering the goods. Even though international donors are skeptical about the development aspect of helping governments with money and food, they still continue to do that on moral grounds. Even though i disagree but I can understand their rational. If I should have a say for one day, I will put a moratorium on these policy and require these governments to be more open to their people. As a donor agencies or governments I will also require they publish money, aid given to needy government. Respect for the rule of law and other good governance schemes that are design to produce sustainable development in the country will be one of my benchmarks just to name a few. More importantly the press must have the freedom to write and expose corrupt practices of government officials including those in the civil service system so long as their reports are factualy true. If the above mentioned policies changes are made, the mass citizens will be empowered, sensitize and above all demand of their governments to know how and where they spend what they receive from donors. The policy of throwing money at corrupt leaders is not the right approach for our continent and we as citizens must demand the end of these practices. As Africans we desire good governance that promotes trade, attract foreign investments just as Asian countries that will promote economic growth and off cause the sustainability of our fragile democracies in the Africa.


Subject: Office of Diapora Affairs
From: Bravo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:07 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.213.193

Message:
Given the many complaints by diasporans about lack of any program to
assist them in reintegrating back into Sierra Leone society, the
government has released funds to help this people settle down again
in the country.

Diasporans under the age of 44 with Phds in any field will receive
$500,000 cash. Masters $250,000, Bachelors $20,000. No degree
$250.00

Those between 44 and 55 will get half of what the under 44s are
making. Those that signed up after the VPs speech in New Jersey will
receive an additional $10,000.

Those over 55 are assumed to be able to qualify for pension in the
countries they currently live in and will only receive $50.00 monthly
food stamps for 6 months.

For more details and to see whether you qualify please call 076658955
or email jcwancamback@elefpanyou.net


Subject: Re: Office of Diapora Affairs/SHAME ON YOU
From: summer
To: All
Date Posted: 07:21:04 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: summer@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-71-204-75-245.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.204.75.245

Message:
I do not think it is a joking matter if Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora wants to go back home and wants to obtain a good paying job. What is wrong with that? Are they supposed to be ashamed to go home? What happen to patriotism and love for your country? Then the present government should not appeal to people in the Diaspora to invest in Sierra Leone. We have a lot to learn the western world. We do not encourage our own people we either pull them down or mock at them. Shame on you.


Subject: Re: Office of Diapora Affairs
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:56:59 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Bravo, nar trueee lef pan me. The number nor exist. i was told by the
operator that the number dialled does not exist. Why did you make me
waste my laste credit on my phone. I would have to call one gal in
Georgia and tell her that i will be made the Deputy Minister of mines by
next week. She will definately top up my credit. Bor waetin you do me so
nor fine ooh! me last credit nar im you mek a use so. EE nor bad - nar
me fault - uptil now I am afraid to return as I have too much debts - a go
die ya ooooooooh!!!


Subject: Re: Office of Diapora Affairs
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:58 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Dis nar joke baa! I am qualified PhD. I will call you now to prove that you
are correct.


Subject: Think Tank Amputating our amputees
From: Think Tank
To: All
Date Posted: 13:08:11 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Think Tank Amputating our amputees

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By Umaru Fofana


This is not a piece about disability in Sierra Leone. But somehow, it touches on that broad, vexed and somewhat taboo issue further tabooed by societal discrimination. Nor is it about amputees in the broad sense. A stop there is however ineluctable.
The date was Sunday 6 April 2008.


The venue was the ATS stadium in Monrovia, Liberia. Some one dozen men clad in a tricolour green, white and blue jersey and trunk, carried light bags on their back. All but two of them were one-legged and so were accompanied by crutches. The two who had two legs had only one arm. As they negotiated the steps to the pavilion and later the dressing room, only two things they had on their mind.


Sierra Leone's amputee football team had gone to Liberia to represent their country at the second African Cup of Nations for one-legged people. They wanted to make their country proud, but they also wanted to prove that their disability did not mean their inability. “We want to make Sierra Leone proud because the able-bodied footballers have not been able to do,” one told me. He said some other things and then tears icicled down his cheek.

And down mine too.

On this day, which was the final of the competition, the Sierra Leone team was facing their Liberian counterparts who had beaten them the previous week 2 0. But the reason for that defeat was not because the guys from Freetown were not good footballers. They had just arrived in Monrovia BY ROAD on the day before. And if you have travelled to Monrovia by road, like I have, (and will tell you more about that tomorrow) you will know what that means even for an able-bodied football team, never mind a disabled one. How come the team was not flown to the competition? They managed a comeback and defeated Angola and
Nigeria to make it to the final.


But back to that final; and without a modicum of sentiment, even though the Sierra Leonean team lost by a lone goal scored in the second minute, they played well, better even than the winners. Many things weighed them down.


The first time the Liberians defeated Sierra Leone, it was in the presence of their president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and she gave everything from assurance to insurance to the team to inspire them.
But when I visited the Sierra Leone team at their Kailondo hotel on the eve of the final, I was shocked to learn that not a single government or sports official had accompanied them to the competition. In fact, not a single Leone was given to them, from preparation to tourney, by the Government.

The local mobile phone company Africell had bankrolled them, I was told. This, despite minister of sports Minkailu Bah pouring cold water, in the hottest of terms, on Africell's support for football in the country just the week before.
But why is government apparently negligent towards the team?

Is it because they are disabled? I think, if anything, the circumstance leading to their physical state (the war and its butchery) should drum up more interest for these guys. The Cameroonian UNDP employee, Peter Ngu-Tayong and a journalist were the only non-team members with the team.
Just as I was mulling over the plight of the amputee team, then came this hair-raising story on my TV screen over the weekend. Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was the subject of a documentary I saw on MNET Series on Sunday.

The film, Emmanuel's Gift, is about a child born with a bad leg, which made his father abandon him and his mother. He strode very hard in life and fortune smiled on him and he ended up in the US where he later became a goodwill ambassador owing to the facilities he was exposed to there. He won the Casey Martin Award, met with his compatriot the then UN chief Kofi Annan and later led his colleague disabled to meet a Ghanaian King, for the first time in over a generation.
Emmanuel is championing the promulgation of a Disability Bill in his country. Probably if we had it here, the apparent discrimination against our amputee team would not happen.


And after the final, the team were tired and looked dispirited. They had to travel back to Freetown the same way they had travelled to the opposite direction

BY ROAD.

They must have been sulking, not least because of the absence of an official to talk them up. And those officials who bothered to see them off at all have all forgotten about them AGAIN.
It is that tendency to forget about the fight against malaria until when 25 April approaches that is most disgusting. Now the amputee team have qualified for the world cup by virtue of having made it to the final of the Africa contest. The question is: will the attitude of government and sports officials change before then? If it does not, our amputee brothers will feel more hard done by.


This will be like chopping off what remains of their arms and limbs.
The issue of disability should be treated more seriously. It is disgraceful to see wheel-chaired men and women begging on the streets to feed. Some may be inclined to say that able-bodied men too beg to feed after all.

But that is the difference; that able-bodied men and women can afford to do so. We owe it to them to be educated. We owe it to them to help look after them. And we owe it to them to let them feel part of us. They can grow up to become better citizens than some of us the so-called able ones who have wreaked havoc on our country. One of the best leaders the US has had, Franklyn Roosevelt, was physically challenged.

But because his country gave him his entitlement, he gave back to the country good citizenship and good leadership.
The issue of the amputee is shrouded in mystery and misery. Even a proper census to determine their true numerical strength is shoddy and shady. During the war government, apparently deliberately, inflated the figures to garner international sympathy. Once that sympathy came, the amputees hardly ever benefited from it.

Apart from the peace. While those claiming to be working in their interest got richer over night, the amputees became poorer in broad day light. But they let life go on by going to the beach for recreation, and football was what they chose. It is basic and does not require plenty of money to get a football. They never knew that that would give rise to the birth of another football competition. But it did. But now we are letting them down AGAIN.

The Amputee Leone Stars must be enabled to sparkle by the appropriate authorities taking appropriate action. Otherwise we leave them psychologically limbless and armless.


Subject: Re: Think Tank Amputating our amputees
From: Guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:45 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-109.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.109

Message:
On a serious note, your country is not fit to be a country that runs a people. if a government cannot attempt/try to meet the needs and aspirations of its people - that country needs to be annexed. if we do not do it now - some problem may come and we will have to take up arms again to defend a country that is not fit to be a country. Precaution is better than fighting a resolve.

This story is very sad and I will make sure we step up support for the surrounding we currently have under our control to help us make way for the big territories. i have told my government in guinea to make sure they show humanity to the poor brothers and sisters that have, through no fault of their own, a country they are unable to govern.

A nationmwithout good governance is doomed!!

My heart goes out to the poor souls - do not worry - we have a plan for you that will save you from your selfish leaders.


Subject: POLICE CULTURE
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 12:04:14 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-71-249-186-75.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 71.249.186.75

Message:
Ms Hawa-Jane Bangura's experience with SL's chronic corruption is above SLPP or APC blame game. Dr Fadlu-Deen, Journalist Yansaneh, Lawyer Smart, etc were manhandled without much being done (Police, Politicians, Press, Civil Societies)..
When will Sierra Leoneans return to the good old days of caring/sharing?


Subject: Caution to Diasporans
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 15:56:19 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
I want to caution all diasporans returning to SL. Even as Sylvia Blyden is reporting on this problem, she is also contributing to it. I have mentioned previously the property dispute between my family and Sylvia that has been ongoing for years regarding our property at Lumley. Even as Miss Blyden has a standing order to tear down the structure she erected which is encroaching on our property, she has attempted to have my husband arrested under false allegations. His only offense was daring to show up in Freetown to appear in court regarding this matter. Miss Blyden has been abusing the legal system and creating delay after delay regarding this matter. I would caution anyone going home to be very careful because the corruption is so rampant there and you could find yourself in a dangerous situation. I want to have a public record of these ongoing issues between my family and Miss Blyden because she is directly responsible for the death of my brother-in-law Michael Kalokoh whom she harassed for years and even went so far as to have attacked because of this ongoing property dispute. During this time that my husband is in Freetown, I want other diaporans as well as those in Freetown to be aware in the event something happens to my husband. Since we have already had experience, we already know she is lawless and will do anything for her own enrichment. Please be careful and remember you cannot depend on the same protections you enjoy abroad.


Subject: Re: Caution to Diasporans
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:26:12 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.114.70

Message:
Erica,

I strongly share your concerns our country has being like this for many years and I'm afraid it will continue so untill sanity is restored to our beautiful country, probably by a God sent Messiah.

There's a saying "the butcher does not like to be butchered because he feels hurt. People like Sylvia Blyden feel they're immune to prosecution because they have the political links, fetish, corrupt minds to manupilate those entrusted with dipensing justice.

I've being a victim of such bureaucracy. Before coming to the west, I used to run business thats involved travelling country wide, because I hate bribery I always find myself entangled with authority.

But one thing I strongly beleive is anyone who embarks on this type of victimization will never last with dignity they will surely perish.


Subject: Re: POLICE CULTURE
From: Guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:44 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
That is why we are gradually taking the parts that have not yet been
corrupted. When we come to you in the city that are corrupt, we will take
all of you to Camp Boirro - there you will be taught lessons of old to
respect the law and keep order. Your lawlessness will not be long.


Subject: Re: POLICE CULTURE
From: GUINEA is WORSE
To: All
Date Posted: 12:23:49 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-71-249-186-75.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 71.249.186.75

Message:
Fellow:
I have strong GUINEE ties and know GUINEAN MENTALITY
Please "nor Bring Laf Nar Berinn Hose
GUINEA is a TIME-BOMB except that ISLAMIC CULTURE may help their future
About YENGA, GUINEA Government is acting like SENEGAL does every minute to GAMBIA


Subject: Re: POLICE CULTURE
From: Guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:19 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Waala, c'est ca - nous avons une culture islamique - it is different and
cannot be worse. Senegal loves The gambia and they look after
gambian interests because The Gambia has respect for law and order is
highly revered. It is Cassamance, that has some lawlessness and that
is why Senegal is managing them properly in covert antiques.

What strong ties do you have in Guinea? Are you a Guinean or one of
those in Sierra Leone trying to find comfort in an unruly state? You are
either with us or you will be by force when we reach Kiaamp. I trust
you are in the comfort of kiaamp? In five years, we hope to reach
kiaamp and bring you lost brothers and sisters to conform to the
values of traditional etiquette


Subject: Re: POLICE CULTURE
From: HISTORY 101
To: All
Date Posted: 13:26:00 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-71-249-186-75.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 71.249.186.75

Message:
Guinean...Wishful Thinking


Subject: To Rev. kabs and co.
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:15 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
is it a crime to use different handles provokingly to stimulate a
beneficial debate? The reason i am asking is because I have been
using different handles to provoke debates and test the minds of our
people on this forum. i sometimes do say things (not obscene) that
may prompt others to unearth my identity. can you guarantee me anonymity, especially when i do not use the language of the vulgar. I
have been enjoying the forum since I resorted to this habit.

it is not that I am afraid. it is just that the things I say are not things
that I believe in - only searching for different answers from different
people.


Subject: Re: To Rev. kabs and co.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:54:20 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
It is healthy to stir debate on serious national issues. You are fine on the radar so far.

PS I know who you are. wink wink


Subject: Re: To Rev. kabs and co.
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 13:58:31 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
If you unmask me - you cause me serious heart ache - you wan do that? i
do not think so!


Subject: Re: To Rev. kabs and co.
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:07:50 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
As long as you do not harass innocent people or create unnecessary mischief, you are fine.


Subject: Re: To Rev. kabs and co.
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:29 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Thanks!!


Subject: Re: To Rev. kabs and co.
From: Forrest Gump
To: All
Date Posted: 08:57:41 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-157-214-180.range81-157.btcentralplus.com at 81.157.214.180

Message:
Concern, This is the worst form of BLACKMAIL I have seem been committed by these two people on you and you say THANKS
Forrest


Subject: This needs to be fixed
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:27 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
The perils of passengers from Lungi to Freetown Disgraceful!! Shameful!! Unpatriotic!! Sabotage!!
The Astraeus flight from London landed at Lungi airport on the 4th of April 2008 at 7:50 pm. Among the passengers were returnees and foreigners visiting Sierra Leone for the first time.
Arriving at Targrin terminal, the ferry which was supposed to have left at 10p.m did not leave Targrin till 3:15 am.
The saga started when cars from Kissy Terminal onboard the ferry refused to disembark at Targrin, because there were some unruly Sierra Leoneans who believed they were above the law.
Those 'You know who am I?' All because according to their illogical minds they were using the same ferry back to Freetown, when they did not even pay a return fare.
The scenario continued till 1 a.m on Saturday, because the Captain of the ferry refused to budge to their antics during which tempers became frayed, but thanks to some law enforcement personnel, who intervened.
When the ferry decided to take off the Captain announced that the tide was low. The ferry finally left at 3:15 am and arrived at Kissy Terminal at about 4:05 am.
Unloading the cars took another forty-five minutes. Most people were astonished at such unbelievable behaviour. It confirms that the country is lawless and ungovernable.
The plane that brought them to Lungi airport had already arrived back at Gatwick yet they had not even seen the capital, Freetown.
You can imagine the heat – humidity, passengers were dehydrated not to mention the mosquito bites. It was awful. It was just a torture. Some of the comments I heard from foreign passengers are unprintable.
Some swore not to step foot on this soil again. The number of people who went into a frenzy was unbelievable.
If as a nation we talk about encouraging tourism let us start thinking whether it just a joke. Imagine being in such a situation for the first time and you are here on business to help Sierra Leone.
What baffled me was that I understood it has become a ritual every time the ferry has to leave Targrin Terminal when passengers arrive from Lungi. It is not an isolated incidence.
It is a premeditated act to destroy the good name of Sierra Leone what others will call sabotage.
I am appealing to the Ministry of Transport and Aviation; the Sierra Leone Ports Authority to please investigate this incident if not our only airport will be blacklisted, like what has happened to the National Stadium.
By Dr. Boye Roberts

--
Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill


--
"Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture." Bertrand Russell


Subject: Pregnant Clouds ........When Things Fail To Happen!
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:35 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.38.84

Message:
One thing that has been transparently exposing the ritualistic campaign of both NEW PEOPLE and AWARENESS TIMES is indeed their unpatriotic, unreasonable, "Mago-Mago" and "Fixo" attitude to dance with blood-stained vampires against the nation, just after the sun has already risen! These two newspapers were never prepared to give the New Government a dog's chance in hell to succeed from the onset. Well, it's high time we began to tuition them on Thy Ways of Constructive Criticism!

Coming Soon! Mensa will be posting excerpts from a very intelligent professor on the slippery thing called TIME. I will deliberately leave out the name for you to figure out! If at the end of my postings the quiz remains unsolved, then the name, magazine and pages of the article will be revealed.

The point is, our leaders need direction. Fairly, we need to give them a chance to gain the wisdom that will direct them. Where possible, we should chip in with whatever positive contribution we can generate. But When Things Fail To Happen, The Pregnant Clouds Shall Open Up ............ And when the justified bashing begins, even Borbor Belleh will join uninvited.

Now, to give you a taste of what I'll be posting, read on!

"Time management is a popular topic well chronicled in leadership and sociology discourse. Yet, despite the large amount of ink it gets, many leaders still get stung by the time bug while ploughing through their leadership functions. Reason: They don't heed the warning about the slippery nature of time"

Leaders lament about the little time they have," No Time" is a wailing refrain one often hears in leadership circles, especially when leaders need a scapegoat to bear the shame of organisational failures. They argue it isn't their fault if they fail to run the organisation well or move its fortune upwards. Blame time! If the organisation keeps dancing away to the tune of inertia, or seems averse to visioning, the leader holds time as the culprit!"

MORE COMING SOON!


Subject: Phone Mathematics
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:25 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Thought you were bright .......... ha-ha!! Try this ..... u can't beat it!

This is me in mathematics!

1) Key-in the first 2 digits of your phone number into the calculator [not the area or service provider code]
2) Multiply by 80
3) Add 1
4) Multiply by 250
5) Plus last four digits of phone number
6) Plus last four digits of phone number again
7) Minus 250
8) Divide by 2

Is it your phone number? :-)


Subject: Re: Phone Mathematics
From: Not always
To: All
Date Posted: 14:05:20 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-26.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.26

Message:
alieu, your formula failed to generate the correct phone number when the first digit of the last four is a zero.


Subject: Re: Phone Mathematics
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:38 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.18.245

Message:
That was simple same as taking any number adding 1, multiplying by
1+ the number, dividing by 1 + the number and subtracting 1. You get
the same number as the answer. In mathematical fact, you just took
your number and manipulated It. Nice try though.


Subject: Re: Phone Mathematics
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:14 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Genuis! Got my number as the sum total. Where did you fish this from -
not yours - most lawyers cannot count - they only receive money but can
never account for them - lawyers are a monet nightmare.


Subject: Re: Phone Mathematics
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:46 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Aye me bra, this is one lawyer who could have had a Phd in Math if he really wanted to. The law was a last minute choice for me. I really wanted to be a doctor so I cant flaunt my degrees like Curtis. Bsc,(Hons) MBBS(Hons) MD(Hons)RN(HOns)CNA(Hons) Doctor of Osteopathy. (Triple honors)

Thanks for making fun of me and having me laugh this morning. Make it a blessed day


Subject: Re: Phone Mathematics
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 11:48:22 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Thanks for the express sense of great humour. I was only joking - your
brilliance and tolerance is unimpeachable; count me as your great secret
support and admirer. Just different!!


Subject: FOR DESCENDANTS OF KAMBIA
From: kambia man
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:08 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:

Culled from oksanet mail:

APC Symbol wahala in Kambia( Extremely Urgent)‏
From: oksanet-owner@lists.umbc.edu on behalf of Dauda Kamara
(daudak61@yahoo.com)
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Sent: 16 April 2008 14:00:26
Reply-to: oksanet@lists.umbc.edu
To: OKSANET (oksanet@lists.umbc.edu); KDDANET
(kddanet@lists.umbc.edu)
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am pleased to inform you that the APC Party has awarded the Party
Symbol(RED SUN) to contest the forth coming local councils elections
for the position of Chairman Kambia District Council. This is the
highest political office in the district charged with the responsibilities
of community development which you all know i am famaliar with.This
is a laudable venture for someone from the Kambia town to be in
political office since independence.This has been annouced on the
national and community radois in Freetown and Kambia. The
atmosphere in Kambia was jubilant until yesterday, when rumours
(Confirmed) have it that Hon Ibrahim Sorie is teaming up with other
people to have the symbol withdrawn from me in favour of S.A.A
Sankoh.

Thsi will not go down well with the people of Kambia especially the
Magbema which has benefitted not a single ministaerial appointment
yet. As Kambia District is our home we want the sectional balance of
Power. Now that the Tonko Limba chiefdom has benefitted with 3
Ministers( Minister of agriculture, Minister of Internal Afairs,
Commissioner of NaCSA, deputy Minister of Finance)-please this is no
tribalism but i think it is a wise decision by the President to have a
balance in which all of us in Kambia will be happy.

I am therefore appealing to you all to use what ever political skills to
prevail upon Hon. Ibrahim Sorie and group and perhaps the President
to stay action in the interest of the Kambia District as a whole.

The people of Kambia are crying for your assistance.

Thanks

Dauda Kamara


Subject: APC will learn
From: Bannikuworry
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:25 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
2012 is just around the corner.Let them give all the good jobs to their Temne brothers and sisters. They saw what happened to SLPP. The same will happen in 2012. Banikuworry.


Subject: Re: APC will learn
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:06 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Not all Temnes are APC and not all APC Temnes are milking in the current
administration. Let us be objective in our thinking. Blanketing all Temnes
in your narrative is uncalled for!


Subject: Re: APC will learn
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:23 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:
Are these temnes all Sierra Leoneans? If your answer is yes, then let them get on with it. For all i care about is progress not who is in there. Give me a good health service, good Education, 24/7 electricity, put chop nar market and a bit of change in my pocket from my hard earned labour the rogue trader will be my mate for life.


Subject: Re: APC will learn
From: Dream
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:24 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.191.169

Message:
Dream on brother. APC will do that in 2055


Subject: Evil Neighbor: Guniea Must Be Driven From Yenga
From: Sayon Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:14:26 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
All this talk of Guineans being our brothers is out of the question. Yes, Guineans are brothers, but Guineans love Guninea more than they love Sierra Leone. Little Sierra Leone must defend itself by retaking Yenga and the series of towns seized by Guinea. As long as they continue to hold us at gun point, Gunieans cannot be called brothers. Guniea helped us during the war. But it must be remembered that Sierra Leone has always been there for Guinea. When Sekou Toure was throwing people in jail like flies, Sierra Leone was home to millions of Guineans. Why are we now being held hostage by that country? Where are all the election promises to free Yenga?


Subject: Re: Evil Neighbor: Guniea Must Be Driven From Yenga
From: Guinean
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:57 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
You guys really forget your history and real politics. Our job and grand
design is to see that majority of the more lucrative lands boardering us
are annexed. you talk of yenga - see the north-western part of Sierra
Leone. Some of your islands are now ours as your people evacuated
fearing submersion.

You have seen nothing yet. Guinea is the grandfather and father of
Sierra Leone. All of you (about 95%) are children of guineans who went
on an hustle adventure to the newly created 'Kiamp'. All the kiampucas
know that majority of the houses in Freetown are owned by our women
whom the successful hustlers married. Our women later changed their
style to become krio mammies. kiamp will be the last to fall.

Another thing you do not know is that our president's wife is buying
property in freetown en grosse.

Your military might cannot even shake our gendarmerie let alone our
Cougar troopers - do not attempt to take a military option. Your army
is 60% our people. Who are you really? A lost nation! A disappearing
nation! Only held by west politicians for their gain. As Europe comes
closer, Sierra leone is absorbed into Guinea.

before the partition, Sierra leone was part and parcel of Lower mali
(Guinea). History is life, you are born young; you mature into
adulthood and if you do not progress well, you come back to being a
baby. Sierra Leone is our baby - the disgrace you guys (our estranged
brothers and sisters) have caused in the region makes it timely for us
to bring you back gradually under our fold. Indeed, you are slowly
coming.


Subject: Re: Evil Neighbor: Guniea Must Be Driven From Yenga
From: Kankan
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:18 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
One love for my lost brothers and sisters in Sierra Leone is that when you
hit the right and true note, they become very silent towards the situation.
Guinean, you hit the right and true note. They will come to forget the
Yenga issue and let us carry on with our plan to annex Sierra leone. They
are part of us - only the british are causing our problems. They neglected
Sierra Leone for so long. it was only in 1991 when they saw France's new
policy towards its past colonies to support and embrace them that saw
the bad british pirates come to the aid of the land they negotiated from
us. We shall and will succeed this time around.


Subject: "FREETOWN CENTRAL AND EASTERN POLICE"
From: Soriba Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 06:59:39 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.62

Message:

I would like to invite fellow country men and women to join me shed light on the historical significance of two of the unknown most valid historical monuments our city possessed, but unheard of even among our intellectuals.

These two buildings are of world significance in terms of hunman dignity. The history of FREETOWN is grossly neglected by Sierra Leoneans. Shame on Us! If Senegal can proudly ferry any visiting dignitary to the country, to the "Slave Island", Ghana, "Elmina Castle", not only as places symbolizing the usurpation of "Black Dignity" but also stand as tourist attraction. Why don't we have such places in Sierra Leone?

I learned that both the Central and Eastern Police Stations were forts for slave confinements before shipment to the America. If this is true, why these places have been turned to police stations? Who mandated that? Is this not a national disgrace for today's offenders/criminals to be sent to these symbolic places?

Please help to shed more light on this issue.


Subject: Re: "FREETOWN CENTRAL AND EASTERN POLICE"
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:17 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
I doubt if this is historic information...
Even as i write this..our citizens are being treated as slaves in those 2 facilities..

Held against thier will, with limited or nil access to the judiciary.. or family... zero or no food or health care.. or hope..

How is it different than 500 years ago..?


Subject: Re: "FREETOWN CENTRAL AND EASTERN POLICE"
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:50 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
I remember when I was about 15, I gave a big slap to a corrupt big man
and was taken down there. Did you know that water comes up to your
ankle level when the tide is high? Especially if you are way down below.

I agree with you that Tourism should negotiate with interior to transform
these stations to heritage centres and build modern and more humane
police stations.


Subject: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Hurray
To: All
Date Posted: 04:49:54 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.90.70

Message:
President Koroma today signed a $500,000,000 agreement with
Shinchua Construct of Shanghai to build the Freetown-Lungi bridge
and start the construction of electric rail services to have electric train
from Freetown to Pemalap as soon as Bumbuna is complete. Long live
APC , down with SLPP and PMDC. In a related news the managing
director of Schinchua construct promised that bridge will be completed
in December 2009. The aim is to have electric train services all over
the country before the next general elections when APC hopes to bury
SLPP for good

I


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:53 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
APC will not be paying for the bridge! The bridge and its investment
facilities, i.e. industrial factories, seaside resorts, multi-complex
international shopping malls, Riverside residential complexes for the
wealthy will; pay for itself not forgetting the toll fee for every vehicle that
sets its wheels on the bridge. i know the brain behind this project. A
project he submitted to the SLPP. The SLPP took about one million dollars
fron the ADB for feasibility studies and chop it all.

To say it will be ready under 18 months is incomprehensible. Wish them
luck!!


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: What
To: All
Date Posted: 15:51:05 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 64.26.98.90

Message:
I see you just can't tell a joke from serious postings.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 12:26:49 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
I really admire your optimistic view of the attitude of the average SLeonean. You do not need a bridge to build "industrial factories, seaside resort" and for goodness sake MULTI_COMPLEX INTERNATIONAL SHOPPING MALL. I believe in pursuing archieveable goals like using the money for the bridge to build a better airport at Hastins were the land is available an easily accessable to FT with the expansion of Bai Bureh road.
On the side, tell me what you will be selling at this international multi complex shopping mall?
Before I forget, a feasibility study can go either way, if it is feasible pusue it if not abandon or shelved the project and in most case what you get for a feasibility study is a report (papers, booklets,pictures, etc).
Salone man pay toll poroooo, leh we pay city rate and local tax forse genuinely.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 14:23:12 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
Salone man will not have a choice but to pay the toll because in this case if you can not or refuse to pay your use of the road will be prohibited. I am worried about the toll attendants. What an important job that will be... I can see a Minister Relinquish his portfolio to become a toll attendant. I guess Tokens will be the way to go.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 15:25:19 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Sedom look, let see the start of the project.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:51 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
I was just narrating that which is contained in the proposal I saw. If I
may poke into some of the issues you raised;
a) "...better airport at hastings" - such was the alternative - two issues
on the hastings project :-

a) Not strategically conducive for national security purposes;

b) The land to make the project be a world class is too porous and will
cost ten times the projected budget - the land is too spongy and will
need a lot of reclaiming;

c) urbanisation of hastings - Freetown is choking to the max and all
former rural areas to be urbanised in the very near future - such will
cause a lot of tension for residents.

You can discipline a people to pay tolls - you do not pay you do not
pass. A private firm assigned to do such a job will have to make sure
they break even. no doubt about that!

You are right about the city rates and local taxes - enforcement
procedures should not be taken lightly.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Bamtua
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:38 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Hurray, there is no way a bridge to lungi is going to be completed in so short a time. you must be very narrow minded to think that way. Any project you see the APC is undertaking, is being put in place by the SLPP. All APC is doing right now is implementation. Even the money for those projects were secured by the SLPP government. It is only those of you who do not know how government operates that will think that APC is initiating those projects. And of course those cronies who claim to be objective journalists who helped to propagate the lies.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:17 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
Bamtua, I can comfortably say you do not live here in Sierra Leone; better yet, your view of how we think in SL. and much of the world is cloudy. Its “What have you done for me lately"? Not what you did before or... who help set the wheel in motion. More importantly, if these plans do come to fruition members of the other parties including you will benefit from its existence.” Sa Leone na we all yone”. Yes, those elected or appointed to office are from the ruling party but it is for the good of the country the other 5,999,911 Sierra Leonean.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 14:00:55 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Shame on you!! What took you so long to finish that which you started. it
is not who started but who completed is the winner - shame - shame -
shame - shame - on you and me.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Bamtua
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:19 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Dunia, you really dont seems to understand this whole arguement. You are simply saying that the person who started a project does not matter, but the one who completed it.This shows your lack of knowledge about the way government operates. I dont really need to waste my time on people who are not objective.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:28 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-109.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.109

Message:
Bamtua, objectivity!! A great word that I believe you have
misconstrued. SLPP as a government had in place various prposals put
rhrough parliament - such projects were not completed under the
SLPP. Therefore if the new government has come and continues the
national agenda (whatever it is inherited) are to have the glory of
putting things into completion. Kabba promised us a Lungi Bridge
before the end of his term; he told us Sierra Leoneans would not sleep
hungry by 2007; and a lot more promises. If the new administration is
able to complete these proposed ventures under their watchship,
would you really give credits to the starter, a lazy and myopic bunch,
whose aspirations were not to complete but to prolong on the project
for their betterment. If that is what you call understanding knowledge
about the way government operates - i am afraid I do not use words I
do not understand myself. These projects are not unique, they are a necessity for the progressive development of our people and economy
- I see no reason why you want to treat them as unique entities - the
starter in this case is not unique. It is a responsibility for any
government to work very hard to make that which is best for her
people. I am sorry, I give no credits to starters of non-unique projects
- i cannot call them pioneers. The projects in question existed before
even SLPP came back to power - how unique are they? Shame on us
man! The truth has to be told!!



Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Hurray
To: All
Date Posted: 13:41:06 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.123.199

Message:
Brer this is just a belated April fools joke, calm down. I like SLPP but
you grew too big for your boots. Enjoy your early retirement. I suggest
you start working on your autobiography as APC never rules for less
than 15 years. You could even go and lecture political science in
Guinea Bissau if you know some Portuguese. For now APC don cam
back for leh we begin eat betass en granat Kanda again.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 11:27:44 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
True or not true your post exposes the bright minds our mother have produced especially you. All that you have mentioned above can be used to put things in place.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:55 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:
The man cannot even provide 24/7 Koroma electricity in a tiny city like Freetown with all the $30 mill, let alone organise a podapoda ride in a city for just a day when commercial vehicles were on strike. nar electric train ee go bring nar sa.lone? Freetown to Pamlap? Let the rogue trader relay the Freetown to Pendembu with a branch line to Kamakwei lines first. The ones his political God Father Shaki sold off. Before he start talking about high speed trains to Conakry "director of Schinchua construct promised that bridge will be completed"
APC could not even build the Aberdeen bridge in a decade, nar lungi Bridge them go build insai wan year? Have you ever heard of KASILLAH
Shirrrrroor! Another one from the rogue trader.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Belleful
To: All
Date Posted: 09:36:37 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 83.229.112.2

Message:
The contract amount has been paid to Shinchua Construction in cash, and they have commenced the construction.The bridge will be ready by end of May, and trains will start operating between freetown and Lungi in June.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:53:13 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
He he he heh he he eheheh eheheh heh ehehehehehehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

You freaking funny...

Me thinks EBK should try to get water to cottage aand caunaught..

Drop our infant mortality rate by 80%.. clean up water quay and immigration.. and make lungi airport a professional looking place instead of a market..

Imagine a high speed train and bridge to lungi.. to go sit at that 1 bedroom en pala airport we have.. ???

heheheheheheheh..


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:37:04 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.243.78.89

Message:
Although I will support any effort for the development of our country, I openly refuse to beleive what you outlined to be true.

Firstly, it sound odd to think that a hi-tech bridge such as the Lungi-Targrine would be built in just a year. Even if the components were already been assembled many years back, installing them would take not less than a year.

Building a bridge this size takes between 4-6. So please my friend I know you're very enthusiastic to see such development take place and so are many others, but the bottomline is we must heed to reality instead of creating unrealistic expectations.

Or you may want to go back and verify facts about what you've learned.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 10:54:04 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: Saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 72-58-108-84.area3.spcsdns.net at 72.58.108.84

Message:
Eddie, let us first of all ask ourselves, why do we need a bridge from Freetown to Lungi, if the answer is only because of the airport, then is not something we need to spend money on. Because, the same amount of money needed for that bridge will build three ultra modern international airports in Songo, Makeni and Bo ( where we will not need any bridge). I am sure that will make to lot of sense. At time when our nation is facing hard economic problems, we need not waste money on what is not important to us as a nation.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:38:28 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.114.70

Message:
If we can afford to build a suspension bridge from Freetown to Lungi then it is strtegically important.

The revenue currently generated from the airport alone is good if only handled and dispersed correctly.

Secondly, National landmark is vital in promoting the country in terms of tourism easy access to the capital enticing foreign investors etc.

London, recaptured her lost visitors when they built a mere Millenium Wheel it generated a huge revenue for the capital.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:27 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
Do not always agree with you Alpha, but this time I am with you. ALTERNATIVES, OPPORTUNITY COST, CHOICES


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Dreamer
To: All
Date Posted: 10:40:56 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-244-104.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.244.104

Message:
Dream on! dream on! APC!! What are dreams for if not to come true.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Angthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:36 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.60

Message:
We are all looking forward to the rappid development of Sierra Leone but we should not be over-optimistic by saying things that are impractical.

I, in person cannot jubilate as yet on want the APC intend to do before the next elections. If truly the current government has the magical formula to construct a bridge from Freetown to Lungi and net the entire country with elctric train system, after the completion of the hydro power supply, the APC will surely go into books. It will set unbreakable record in terms of modern development not only in Africa but the world at large.

Brther, the target of the APC is to promote life and development in the country and not to devastate the SLPP or PMDC.


Subject: Re: Lungi Freetown Bridge
From: Hurray
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:29 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.255.58

Message:
Fellows, I was busy working on April first so did not get chance to do
my April fools joke. This is it. However, the plans are some we may
consider, especially having light rail, when we have hydro electricity.
Sorry Kabs I offended EBK, please don't block my postings


Subject: Diasporan Job seekers
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 03:11:31 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.0.58

Message:
During and after the last election in Sierra Leone, a lot of Sierra
Leoneans in the diaspora reportedly packed up and headed back to
the country hoping to contribute their knowledge and expertise towards
the development of the country.

The only problem was that most diasporans did not go to establish
private sector enterprises or to seek private sector employment. They
were mostly wishing for lucrative or semi lucrative public sector or
government jobs. The accomodation of these JCs, as they are
commonly known is proving to be quite a challenge. Though I am no
big fan of the present administration, I do understand to some extent
the dilemma they are in.


With the exception of a few, most diaporans left for home without any
solid promise of a well defined job or without any promise at all. They
should also realize that all politicians make promises during elections,
this is called campaigning, and the reality after the acquisition of power
is different, so except you are like Shekito or Kabs Kanu who were
promised specific jobs, your only hope is to have a new job created
just for you or to have somebody else who has been in the country all
these years kicked out of a job just to accomodate the "foreign Sierra
Leoneans." Otherwise you just have to hang around complaining about
broken promises.

A place to start for those with good degrees will be as lecturers in the
various university and teacher's colleges in the country. Most of these
institutions have an acute shortage of well qualified academics to teach
the various disciplines. There is a dire need of science, engineering,
medicine and fine arts lecturers. Lecturing will allow people to realize
your potential and give them chance to assess you for future vacancies
that may arise. Most of our ministers in the past, Yembeh Mansaray,
Wiltshire Johnson, Ernest Ndomahina, Pascal Ebainda, Dr. Alpha
Wurie, to name but a few were former lecturers.

If your qualification cannot permit you to lecture. You can always teach
in a school. If you cannot teach. Then you can use your savings to
invest in the transport sector. There is a dire need of reliable vehicles
in some remote corners of Sierra Leone. Transportation is very
profitable in Sierra Leone if you get reliable drivers.

With the food shortage in Sierra Leone, even $20,000.00 can make you
a big time food importer. You can go to countries like Burma,
Indonesia, Thailand,etc, and buy food to sell. You may also want to
engage in commmercial farming.

Livestock production is another major area that is profitable and
requires the sort of capital infusion that JCs can challenge. There are
lots of graduates in Agric General from Njala and the extension college
that are experts in animal husbandry. You can hire these guys and pay
them to develop your poultry farm or piggery. You can hire them on a
permanent basis or on contractual basis.

The long and short of what I am saying is that there are a lot of ways
people from the diaspora can absorb themselves into the fabric of
Sierra Leonean society without nessarily having to wait for lucrative
government jobs.

Finally, to those who have spent the best part of their years in America
and Europe frequenting strip joints and jumping from one party to
another, or those who have spent all their years living in mansions or
driving cars they could barely afford, did not go to college, have no
savings and live from paycheck to paycheck, just stay where you are
and wait to qualify for social security, if your back holds up, as Sierra
Leone has so much problems that it does not need new ones. The
country presently needs diasporans that are assets , not liabilities.



Subject: Re: Diasporan Job seekers
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:47 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
I was aghast your piece on the Ambassador (Bockarie) piece; however, with this you have strike a balance. I am with you whole heartedly on this one. You identified the issues at hand and offer solutions it can not get better than that. Frankly, Sierra Leone needs patriotic individuals that will make sacrifices and chose to make financial investment such that in the very near future we can improve our standard relative to the rest of the world. It means giving up your better paying job and ostentatious life style in the Diaspora so to make a contribution to the development in the homeland. If I can use the words of JFK: "It’s not what the country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" JC's, Sierra Leone is on its knees and any amalgamation formed should be to the advantage of Sierra Leone. If lucrative jobs are what you seek, then stay here where the sky is your limit. If one can not make it here, you surly can not make it in Sierra Leone with out having "sticky finger" further plunging us into demise.
Thank you for the sensitization Reality sing it!!!!


Subject: Re: Diasporan Job seekers
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 12:06:39 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.160.169

Message:
Fellow don't miss me foe someone else, I never wrote anything about
ambassador Stevens . I do not even know the man or ever heard of
him before his appointment. Check your facts please.


Subject: Re: Diasporan Job seekers
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:26 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
Then I apologise, someone else must have use the handle. In fact, he was Real Reality.... All the same the idea behind your post is radient.
please accept my regrets.


Subject: Re: Diasporan Job seekers
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:17 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.143.107

Message:
Accepted, just don't want somebody going to harass my poor mother in
Freetown.


Subject: Re: Diasporan Job seekers
From: Mohamed L. Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:32:34 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-68-50-224-71.hsd1.dc.comcast.net at 68.50.224.71

Message:
You have said it in the plainest term.This is the hard fact many of us here will hardly accept. You will realize that these parts of the world were developed not by the government alone but by private investors. The private sector employes over 60% of the work force. So, it is advisable for any Sierra Leonean intending to go home to identify areas where they can create jobs for themselves first through which they can secure their sustenance before thinking of public jobs. The job you create will even make you marketable for government jobs.
Therefore, dont just jump and go to Freetown hoping to get a job the next day without securing a source of sustenance.


Subject: Re: Diasporan Job seekers
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:44 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.151.35.102

Message:
Well put. We should start asking what we should do for Sierra Leone
and not just what we will gain by going back. We can just appeal to
the government to create a conducive atmosphere, free of harassment
and unnecessary red tape for investors. Rather than spend that
$500.00 monthly payment for a new truck, some of us will ride our old
cars and invest that money in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Who was the real intended sacrificial lamb? Isaac/ishmael
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 02:57:58 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-153-16-79.range86-153.btcentralplus.com at 86.153.16.79

Message:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtS3UjYxh4w


Subject: Re: Who was the real intended sacrificial lamb? Isaac/ishmael
From: Krishna Leela
To: All
Date Posted: 04:05:20 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Man as your name implies you are hindu. When last do hindus have a say in muslim or christian teachings? When last do hindus have the audacity to question who or what is being claimed in Islam or christianity? You should raise questions about the hindu reincarnation belief or the claims on Lord Krishna.This is why I respected the late Sri Chin Moy.
Please think about another topic or retreat to an ashram.


Subject: Re: Who was the real intended sacrificial lamb? Isaac/ishma
From: mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 04:24:53 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-153-16-79.range86-153.btcentralplus.com at 86.153.16.79

Message:
What has plasas got to do with rice/ The plasas makes the rice more
delicious to eat. A Theravada buddhist meddling in islam/christian stuff
makes religion a worthy debate. I was surfing religious sites in search of
reality not perfection, when i saw that which I thought might be
interesting. if it does not interest you, please ignore and look for that
which interests you - many shots are made to higher heights but only few
are able to reach!


Subject: Yenga: When gentility fails, brutality prevails!
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 01:57:31 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Let diplomacy continue because we don't want to be seen as war-mongers.Negotiations!Compromises!Concessions!Yes the talking has to go on.

But on the sidelines or behind closed doors should be another approach.Let the prezo summon the defence and interior ministers to a very important meeting outside the purview of the journos and the public.The venue and contents have to be a top secret.To the defence minister he should make it crystal clear that he needs all his support but the interior minister should be instructed to go on a country wide tour holding meetings with all the paramount chiefs urging them in turn to summon all section chiefs to their court barrays.The paramount chiefs in their meetings should make speeches that will imbue more patriotism in the section chiefs and in the final part of his speech order them depending on their locat1ons to summon all the Kapras or Kamajors or Tamaborohs etc. to private meetings with one agenda which is to fight with all the means within their reach to free the part of our country encroached upon by the guineans.They should be assured of full government support including logistics.

While the proxy war will be going on the government should pretend not to know anything but if the actions of the joint proxy force result to complaints from the guineans,it should be ready with the following response:WHILE WE HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OPERATIONS WE CANNOT CONDEMN OR STOP THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS WANTING TO SEE THEIR COUNTRY FREE FROM BEING OCCUPIED BY OUTSIDERS.
And if the guineans apply the israeli tactic of chasing any fighter beyond Yenga, the government should strongly protest and warn the guineans of severe consequences if such action is repeated.If the guineans don't heed,then troops should be despatched to the town closer to Yenga to show that we mean business.Anytime guineans go beyond Yenga they should be intercepted and caught.They can serve as bargaining chips while proxy will be busy diong their thing.


Subject: Re: Yenga: When gentility fails, brutality prevails!
From: Soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 04:23:50 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.61

Message:

There is no cause why Sierra Leone and Guinea should go to war. These two countries are naturally one, only to be divided by the European inperialists. So by taking this fact into consideration, I hereby say, 'there is no need to go to war' and therefore the leaders of the two countries have to use their interlectual powers to resolve the problem amicably.

The reason why we shound not encourage war is simple. The world arms mafia can never let nations live in peace for a single week without triggering a devastating war. They are there to market their deadly weapons to countries which leaders can be easily swayed by sentiments. By provoking , teasing or intimidating war as the case with Iraq and Iran in the early eighties, Eritrea and Ethiopia in 2001 and even United Arab Emirate and Iran. The frst two rivalry countries fought senseless wars that caused thousands of innocent lives but the UAE and Iran use sense and reason, they have never gone to war.

My peaceful suggestion to the matter is let the two countries go back to history then go over to the colonial maps and talk peace. If that fails, lets call the intervention of the African Union, ECOWAS, Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) European Union and last of all the UN to solve the Yenga conflict.

Brothers and sisters, we are not warmongers and therefore, we will never go to war with any of our neighbours. Let the World Mafia of Arms go to hell with their deadly machines.


Subject: Re: Yenga: When gentility fails, brutality prevails!
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 07:40:53 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Man if Yenga is not a cause for war then nothing will be.Did I hear you say Salone and Guinea are one? Do you think Lansana Conte will buy that? If so why is Guinea still not only holding on to Yenga but expanding to other areas too. My point is, if talks fail then we have to liberate Yenga by proxy means.It will not be a conventional war and our military will not be involved. Or should we standby and watch our people being transformed into aliens in their own land? Is this what Bai Bureh fought for? If we will allow Guinea to keep Yenga then there was no reason for Bai Bureh to fight against the British; he could have just stood by and watch his country taken by white men. If we can resist the brits why not the guineans though times have changed?


Subject: Hallo!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 00:37:29 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-68-58.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.68.58

Message:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgQNNdvg08I


Subject: Africa and Oil democracy
From: Sanpha
To: All
Date Posted: 22:55:27 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: pac04.esu.edu at 206.225.97.154

Message:
Equatorial Guinea like many in the Gulf of Guinea are considered to be an “emerging champions” in oil export in the Sub-Saharan region. It emergence is tied to the “the Third Scramble for Africa”: a renewed interest in the Gulf of Guinea oil by Western countries, particularly USA (Dieterich, 2004: 31-4). This prospect has made researchers as well as policy makers to focus on how the potentialities of this oil rich countries like Nigeria Chad, Angola, Sudan and Equatorial Guinea etc can be optimally utilized for economic and political development. Being a rentier state, soaring oil resources suggest increasing impediments to democratic consolidation. How and to what extent does these Sub-Saharan African oil producing countries oil wealth affects democratic consolidation is the central question that this posting seeks to answer.


Subject: Special words for FEN PLABA
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 22:24:56 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
Fen Plaba, as you grief you may go through a kind of death. Just like a person who is actually dying, you need to know that
the disturbing emotions you are feeling are natural. You need to know too that the process of mourning is a long and often
tortuous one, where grief returns again and again in cycles. Your shock and disbelief will fade, and will be replaced by a
deep and at times desperate awareness of the immensity of your loss, which itself will settle eventually into a state of
recovery and balance. FP, this is a pattern that will repeat itself over and over again, month after month, and that if you have
any unbearable feelings and fears, of being unable to function as a human being any more, are normal. It may take one year
or two or three or more, but your grief will definitely reach an end and be transformed into acceptance.

I will leave you with the words of Tatelbaum:

Grief is a wound that needs attention in order to heal. To work through and complete grief means to face our feelings openly
and honestly, to express and release our feelings fully and to tolerate and accept our feelings for however long it takes for the
wound to heal. We fear that once acknowledged grief would bowl us over. The truth is that grief experienced does dissolve.
Grief unexpressed is grief that lasts indefinitely.


Subject: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Cop killer
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:27 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-12-182.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.12.182

Message:
That is why I always carry a gun in my car in Freetown for de day wae den yankamadi den dae go form crase, but for this story go to the awareness times newspaper.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Lie Lie ness Times
To: All
Date Posted: 11:30:41 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: rrcs-24-105-140-105.nyc.biz.rr.com at 24.105.140.105

Message:
It would help to first hear from the Lawyer herself before saying or doing anything,considering that the credibility of Awareness Times posts remain in question.

In the same publication,she published a picture of the first lady and two caucasian males claiming it to be a snapshot of the First Lady and Mayor Bloomberg of New York....but after close examination none of white males turned out to be Mayor Bloomberg.

Her claims in the story following the picture that the First Lady had a meeting with Mayor Bloomberg was also not true ....

because the only people Mayor Bloomberg had meeting with in April were...

The United Kingdom’s Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne on April 3,..

Right Honorable Ian Paisley, First Minister of Northern Ireland on April 9,

Senator John McCain on April 10..

and Clergy and Community Leaders from Southeast Queens on April 10

Even though Mayor Bloomberg may have been scheduled to meet with Lady Koroma it is obvious that they never met..

So beware of swiftly reacting to reports posted on Awareness Times


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Bloomberg
To: All
Date Posted: 14:25:52 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-248-26.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.248.26

Message:
You may be right. but there are actrually 3 white males in the photo. The 3rd one is patially hidden, is shortest of the 3 and could have been bloomberg. not saying it was, though.


Subject: CID/Police CUTURE
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 07:28:35 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-71-249-186-75.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 71.249.186.75

Message:
Chronic Corruption in our nation. The Press, the police, and politicians. Remember Dr AT Fadlu-Deen at SLPA, Immigration Boss Smart etc.
Hawa's mother was SL's Ambassador for a while and Pap was Deputy Speaker. Its unfortunate that other SLeoneans abroad will think twice before ...


Subject: Re: CID/Police CUTURE
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 11:17:10 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 72-58-108-84.area3.spcsdns.net at 72.58.108.84

Message:
Almamy, let your heart not be troubled, thuggery and violence is all the APC stands for. The APC will never know any thing else, therefore during its rule, you will see a complete break down in law and order. Please, dont forget that APC is the party of:
Agba Satani- S.I.Koroma, Abu Rainbow and Highway.
My brother,I am sure you not understand the APC because you are from a very peace loving family.
Your late father was a very respectable blue blood prince walean fullah chief in the western area, he believed in human rights.
May the Almighty Allah continue to bless him in his grave for his good works. Amina.
Let us also pray that God saves us from the hands of these satanic group of people called The APC. Amin.


Subject: Mr. Wurie Please Call me
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:51:55 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Call me you have the numbers


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 19:13:44 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
If this story is true then there must be a statement by the police with regards to the issue. Police abuse is a real problem in Sierra leone and that is due to the lack of training. I will research this issue a little bit more and more fully respond later. This i9s sad indeed.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Bock Jah
To: All
Date Posted: 03:10:12 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 195.172.14.94

Message:
I am not surprised at all because less than a week ago when i was in Freetown and stopped by police at the notorious calaba Town Police station.The only crime i committed was that i left my wallet containing my licence at the house i visited.The vehicle was licenced and insured.They arrested me took away my phone and other personal effects and wanted to put me in a cell even though i had told them what had happened.Later on my licence was brought to the station and they had the Guts to demand money from me before being released.
What these fools dont understand is that there are rules about producing a driving licence and a time frame is given if not in your possession.At the station i saw them accepting bribes openly from drivers no wonder they have decided to go on strike and i would appeal to the president to take a closer look at the situation before blaming drivers.
Some of them think SL is under a military regime and the sooner they get it in to their stupid heads that it is not the better.The government should clarify its position because the police would say they are acting on orders from state house.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 05:21:10 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.62

Message:
There was a time in Sierra Leone when policemen and policewomen working in the CID were never known to the public. Why is it that for the past 20 years the police working at the CID became so bloafy of their post? Why are we in this country never copy positive attitudes? Its disgustibg to know that if you dispute or confront someone who has personal contact with the CID can easily get you arrested and chocked at their cells for no just cause. Are the police enemies to the people in Sierra Leone???

When you look at the ways the law enforcing groups in other countries operate, you keep questioning yourself, on what has gone wrong with the police in Sierra Leone. Why are they so short and hot tempered?
Is it because they are not adequately paid and therefore, can be easily bought by few leones to humiliate an opponent? Do they work according to the law? Why can't they help to enlightened the people as most are ignorant of the laws of the country?

To be frank I have never witnessed a policeman even in the Middle East, physically assulting an innocent person as it is the case in this country. Those "native police" mutilated people during local tax collection in villages!!!!!!!

It would be appreciated if the concerned authority could schooled those police on the norms of enforcing the state laws in nationalistic directives. We are in a modern age and so people in Sierra Lone deserve humane treatment from their brothers and sisters in the police force. Remember, the British colonial Police have long left the country and we are now in the hands of our peoples' control. Can't they find better ways to protect lives and property in the country other than using brutal means?


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Bock Jah
To: All
Date Posted: 06:02:52 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 195.172.14.94

Message:
The problem with the SLP is that they lack leadership and discipline.They are not trusted by even the communities they are supposed to serve.This is a serious problem and despite all the efforts of Keith Biddle and others to restructure the Police it is a shame things have degenerated to this level.


Subject: I GUESS THE POLITICIANS KNOWS ALL ABOUT THIS
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:30 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-71-149.dynamic.mts.net at 206.45.71.149

Message:
Do you want to say the president has no knowledge?


Subject: Re: I GUESS THE POLITICIANS KNOWS ALL ABOUT THIS
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:22 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Does the President have to have knowledge of the most minutiae matters? Isn't that why he appointed a team? Blame the team members responsible for these matters not the president.


Subject: Re: I GUESS THE POLITICIANS KNOWS ALL ABOUT THIS
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:59:40 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: host-84-9-8-49.dslgb.com at 84.9.8.49

Message:
So where does the Buck Stop!


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 19:53:03 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
These seemed senior CID officers..
I would think before you reached invesigator.. you would know the rules..

These f&*^*^kers need to be stoned.. with behtas..
How can you abuse another human.. another woman.. like that for a fraud case.. ??

Even if she had killed a police officer.. she should not have been subjected to such unwarranted abuse..

Alpha Alieu.. ala spitzer
in the states.. this is when public prosecutors or attorney general make a name.. and later stand on that name to run for office.. We need that model in salone..


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:10:46 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-68-58.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.68.58

Message:
M. Alieu Iscandari Esq., I would admonish you to look before you leap. A matter of this nature, though serious as it sounds, yet, it requires more research before delving into anything as you have said. I do agree that Police brutality must be checked in Sierra Leone. No human has the right to abuse another human regardless of their position in society, which is against the constitution and humanitarian laws. I would only comment on an issue of this nature for conversation sake otherwise, I would allow the Rule of Law to take effect. There are courts and Attorneys that are set-up to decide matters of grievances. I would only discuss it on humanitarian grounds. But even at that, my hands are tied, in that, I am getting the allegations from one side. I would have to have the Police’s version to clearly understand what transpired.
Nonetheless, from what I have gathered from her story, I have the following to consider.
Let us look at the issue at hand and take key facts into consideration. Firstly, she is an Attorney who bought a car prior to even seeing it, by paying Le 10,500,000.00 in cash and wiring another US $5,000.00 to the company’s account on August 7th 2007. There is no mention of any contract signed nor was there any test of vehicle. The car was delivered still no test done, explicitly manifesting or indicative that she was satisfied with the car.
“Victor then came over with an electrician and they "fixed" the car.” This is a car that one bought for the first time, did not return the car because it was faulty before she even started driving it.
August 7th. To August 28th. is almost a month with a broken car. There are car dealerships and car dealers all over Freetown; what is it with this “special car” for an individual from the First World?
Pay special attention to the following: (Months later, I learned that Victor had paid my driver and mechanic to say the car was good.) This indicates either breach of confidence or negligence. Preconceived notion based on rumours.
Now she did not feel comfortable taking the car back. Still there is no mention of any paperwork, no mention of informing the Police or any authority about the transaction and her dissatisfaction. $9,000 was refunded by the salesperson, here we see for a second time, good intent on the part of the Salesperson.
Also pay key attention to the following: “About ten days later, Victor drove the red vehicle to my home, handed me the keys and left. I later asked him to give me the documents to register the car, and he told me that the person who had the documents had traveled abroad.” Did you see any contradiction or a loop-hole between the previous sentense to the quoted one? Moreover, she accepts the keys to another vehicle without any document, indicative of one who does not believe in the legal process despite the fact that she is an Attorney who should practice and preserve the laws of the land. He asked for another $3,000.00 for a car that had no paperwork and no proper agreement reached.
What does the following tell you about the individual: “I was called for a conference with the Director, the Deputy Director together with all the "top brass" at the CID over this matter. Although I explained that I was the victim of fraud, they refused to take my complaint, and ultimately returned the car to Victor.” She was dragged to CID for interrogation therefore, she was not the one to be complaining but defending a charge brought against her.
When the Police went to arrest him why didn’t she call her Attorney?
Even in America, resisting arrest is a crime. Had she dressed immediately she was asked to go to the CID while there ask for a warrant or explanation there would have been no hustles. However, this does not give Police the right to abuse but it appears to me that she was resisting arrest. Could she call her Attorney immediately she was invited to CID?
Let me emphatically state that I am not in any way shape or form condoning Police brutality or indicating that what she alleges happened to her is false as I am always against any human who is victimized and she is no exception. My advice to the her is to go through the legal process to set brighter example by doing what is right, legally. As her mission to Sierra Leone is to help put Sierra Leone on tract, meaning, getting rid of the wrongs or the things done improperly therefore, she must be respectful of the law by following the proper proceedings in transaction. After the verdict, I am confident that she should sue the Police and report the ones who requested bribery of $5.000.00. Such people must be terminated from the Police.
By and large, I would suggest that we get another explanation of the story, best and independent source to allow us better understand what transpired.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:43:03 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-24-97.area3.spcsdns.net at 70.5.24.97

Message:
Bambay, are you saying that because of all the reasons you outlined in your post it was right for the police to beat up that fine lady? You the members for the APC are drawing yourselves closer to the Hell Fire every day, and I wonder why.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Joe John
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:02 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Only under APC leadership that will happen. Lawlessness has again become the order of the day in that country.I wonder why cocorioko has not publish the APC symbol riot in Freetown. Kabs, can you tell us why you are silence on this issue? That is where objectivity comes to play.I saw the picture of the APC holigans in the both Awoko and Sierraherald.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leonean American Lawyer beaten by CID/Police
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:28:16 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-68-58.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.68.58

Message:
Don't Sierra Leone have a Lgal Aid Justice System, except that too is corrupted. Otherwise, we are at a threshold, where the image of our Legal System must be reclaimed.
When I first read this piece my first reaction was, it is propaganda! But that will be clear if we get the information from another source: an independent one.
One thing I must say is that Journalism has been compromised in Sierra Leone. You Journalist have a huge work to do to reclaim your image especially in the International quarters; even in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Thanks, my friends, for your commiseration.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 17:40:34 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577f042.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.240.66

Message:
I want to thank Cocorioko and my fellow forumites for the many kind words you expressed on the transition of my father. I know he is in a better place now. Despite our different political colorations, we really are a family here at the forum and I am proud of the common humanity that binds us all.
Appreciatively,
Fen Plaba.


Subject: Re: Thanks, my friends, for your commiseration.
From: His Royal Highness
To: All
Date Posted: 22:43:52 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Fen Plaba:
I am very sorry for your loss my friend. Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Meanwhile, I tried to reach my brother to confirm your dad's name as we had a neighbor, probably a distance relative, by the same name in Penduma.
If your initials are I.K., you are light-skinned, vacationed in kono during the seventies, you probably are the person I think you are.


Subject: Re: Thanks, my friends, for your commiseration.
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 21:40:40 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
May the almighty continue to guide you to believe your father is in a
better place and all of us will meet him there one day. Anything we can
do?


Subject: Re: Thanks, my friends, for your commiseration.
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 19:29:48 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 207-172-203-107.c3-0.upd-ubr7.trpr-upd.pa.cable.rcn.com at 207.172.203.107

Message:
Please accept my deepest sympathy. I can imargine your pain even though we all know the transition will come when it will come. Rest in peace, dear Agba.
By the way I know one Alhaji Agba Peter who use to live at Grassfield, Kissy Mess Mess.He is/was a very close family friend. Please let me know- Fen Plaba.


Subject: Re: Thanks, my friends, for your commiseration.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 19:19:37 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
The pain felt for the loss of anyone you love is inexplicable. Hope that God finds a way to wipe the tears off your eyes. May God Grant him a Place amongst the "called".


Subject: Libyan tractors misused
From: Libyan
To: All
Date Posted: 13:48:30 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:

Libyan tractors misused

Local tabloids have reported that the newly distributed tractors to various farming communities in the north have broken down. According to reports the breakdown was caused by misuse and poor maintenance. The tractors were donated by the Libyan Government to help Sierra Leone realize its food security drive.

The breakdown will reportedly worsen the current shortage of rice in the country.


Subject: Stop The Guineans Now Before It Is Too Late
From: Sierra Leonean
To: All
Date Posted: 11:21:50 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Guineans claim more villages in Yenga

The Exclusive reports that Guinean soldiers occupying the disputed border village of Yenga in the Kissy Teng Chiefdom, Kailahun district, eastern Sierra Leone, had laid claims on three additional villages. They include Lelema, Sakoma and Kpondu.

It is further reported that the Guineans also claimed swamp and farm lands, which they had begun cultivating much to the consternation of the indigenes. Regent Chief Fallah Jusu of Kissy Teng remarked that if not reversed, the continued occupation by the Guineans would have far-reaching consequences.

He reportedly disclosed that uprooted villagers from the three villages were planning to stage a protest. Others have migrated to other villages and to neighbouring Liberia.



Subject: Re: Stop The Guineans Now Before It Is Too Late
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 15:39:04 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.84.3

Message:
Yenga ! Yenga! Yenga! sounds like an African dance tune.

Start working on your Guinean French. We are now part of the Republic of GUINEA.

This is not a simple Border Breach. It is about protecting the massive smuggling operations between Salone and Guinea. The MRU is at the centre of serious criminal operations that no one can deny!!

Do we realize how rich the MRU is?

tstm
xx


Subject: Re: Stop The Guineans Now Before It Is Too Late
From: Where Is President Koroma?
To: All
Date Posted: 12:54:45 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ems0202onestp14.gsu.edu at 131.96.74.69

Message:
Do the Guineans have to take all of Kailahun district and some part of Kenema before the government can act?


Subject: Pending Appointment of Deputy Minister of Justice
From: Karamoko Juldeh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:15 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
I have been informed that a certain gentleman who frequently posts on this forum with a legal background is being considered to become Deputy Minister of Justice. He will not be called Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice but deputy minister of justice. There are technical implications which need to be sorted out but as soon as these are straightened out the public will get to know who the lucky dude is.

Congrats in advance!


Subject: Re: Pending Appointment of Deputy Minister of Justice
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 07:47:13 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Maoodor can your source be trusted? To what extent can we rely on your info?


Subject: For My Bredrin Lawyer Iscandari
From: Low grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:14:39 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-154-251-40.range86-154.btcentralplus.com at 86.154.251.40

Message:
Alieu,
i am not Mr. Kaikai.Nor do i come from the south.My paternal home is in the north of Sierra Leone and my Mum is from Kingston eleven.(11)
Seen?


Subject: Sierra Leone: Angry Youths Ignore APC Candidate
From: Youth
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:52 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Concord Times (Freetown)

15 April 2008
Posted to the web 15 April 2008

Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh
Freetown

Irate youths in the east of Freetown Sunday demonstrated against All Peoples Congress member of parliament Victoria Saidu Kamara of constituency 97 for influencing Abibatu Isha Kamara's award of an APC symbol for ward 350.

Youths leader Alusine Samura said the Hon. MP has not done anything much in her constituency since her election.


He said the symbol should have been given to Mohamed J Tholley at Peak Cock Farm, Wellington because he was the choice of residents in the ward.

He said Hon. Kamara did not seek the consent of the people in her constituency before making the recommendation.

Samura claimed that Hon. Kamara was guilty of describing the youths as lawless, reckless people.

"She even accused our own candidate of drug addiction," he said and added that youths have planned to stage a demonstration at the party's office, with banners, placards and songs to express love for their choice of a candidate.

"We are going to show the nation that the choice of the honorable was not the choice of the people," he said.

Yaraba Sesay told Tholley at a meeting with youths at the Ataya Base that he must not relent in his fight to effect change in the ward.

"I want to encourage Tholley to contest as an independent candidate. I want to pledge the full support of the youths for him. He would become the next councilor in ward 350," he promised.

Mohamed Alusine Turay said youths and market women association at peak cock farm will give Tholley the necessary support to contest the forthcoming local council elections.

He mentioned among others the construction of bridges, payment of youths to clean the market, open a computer school for youths without payments and organizing football galas which indicate that Tholley was capable to handle the affairs of the ward.


Subject: What is wrong with this picture and how would you resolve it
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 09:54:29 04/15/08 ()
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This has been a growing problem in Sierra Leone for years now. What can be done to bring it to a hault?
These are issues that must concern us. What are some of the ideas that you suggest are the solution.


Subject: How to free Yenga without involving the army
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:40 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Let diplomacy continue because we don't want to be seen as war-mongers.Negotiations!Compromises!Concessions!Yes the talking has to go on.

But on the sidelines or behind closed doors should be another approach.Let the prezo summon the defence and interior ministers to a very important meeting outside the purview of the journos and the public.The venue and contents have to be a top secret.To the defence minister he should make it crystal clear that he needs all his support but the interior minister should be instructed to go on a country wide tour holding meetings with all the paramount chiefs urging them in turn to summon all section chiefs to their court barrays.The paramount chiefs in their meetings should make speeches that will imbue more patriotism in the section chiefs and in the final part of his speech order them depending on their locat1ons to summon all the Kapras or Kamajors or Tamaborohs etc. to private meetings with one agenda which is to fight with all the means within their reach to free the part of our country encroached upon by the guineans.They should be assured of full government support including logistics.

While the proxy war will be going on the government should pretend not to know anything but if the actions of the joint proxy force result to complaints from the guineans,it should be ready with the following response:WHILE WE HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR OPERATIONS WE CANNOT CONDEMN OR STOP THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE FREEDOM FIGHTERS WANTING TO SEE THEIR COUNTRY FREE FROM BEING OCCUPIED BY OUTSIDERS.
And if the guineans apply the israeli tactic of chasing any fighter beyond Yenga, the government should strongly protest and warn the guineans of severe consequences if such action is repeated.If the guineans don't heed,then troops should be despatched to the town closer to Yenga to show that we mean business.Anytime guineans go beyond Yenga they should be intercepted and caught.They can serve as bargaining chips while proxy will be busy diong their thing.


Subject: Re: How to free Yenga without involving the army
From: Mobilize War Tested
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Date Posted: 13:13:53 04/15/08 ()
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If you are really serious abou such a mission Pedro,you must first pour libation at Hinga Norman's grave......

....then grant amnesty to all CDF,RUF and West Side Boys leaders in incaceration before embarking on it......

....otherwise I believe that it would be difficult to get the full cooperation of those battle tested fighters now claiming to have been betrayed in

many ways by Kabba's Government.


Subject: State House imposes ban on Deputy Ministers and job seekers
From: State House
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Date Posted: 09:04:32 04/15/08 ()
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State House imposes ban on Deputy Ministers and job seekers

The New Vision in its front page says State House has imposed a ban on Deputy Ministers whose unceremonious and frequent visits have been described as “a menace”. The report says Deputy Ministers wanting to see President Koroma should first book an appointment with the State House protocol officer; and that the President was not pleased with their persistent visits especially during working hours.

Sierra Leoneans from the Diaspora commonly known as ‘JCs’ have also been banned from making their unannounced calls at the State House in their bid to request jobs from President Koroma.


Subject: Guineans claim more villages in Yenga
From: Yenga
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Date Posted: 09:03:51 04/15/08 ()
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Guineans claim more villages in Yenga

The Exclusive reports that Guinean soldiers occupying the disputed border village of Yenga in the Kissy Teng Chiefdom, Kailahun district, eastern Sierra Leone, had laid claims on three additional villages. They include Lelema, Sakoma and Kpondu.

It is further reported that the Guineans also claimed swamp and farm lands, which they had begun cultivating much to the consternation of the indigenes. Regent Chief Fallah Jusu of Kissy Teng remarked that if not reversed, the continued occupation by the Guineans would have far-reaching consequences.

He reportedly disclosed that uprooted villagers from the three villages were planning to stage a protest. Others have migrated to other villages and to neighbouring Liberia.


Subject: Plagiarism solution
From: Sam
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Date Posted: 00:56:31 04/15/08 ()
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Start putting a watermark [Courtesy of Cocorioko] on your pictures, slam bang on the middle of the pictures, so either others can't copy, or it will show right on their site, that they stole from you. Make sure you watermark copies/keep originals so you still have fresh digital copies.


Subject: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Kabs Kanu
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Date Posted: 23:57:43 04/14/08 ()
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Popular COCORIOKO Forumite, FEN PLABA, is bereaved. His father died in Freetown, Sierra Leone, two weeks ago .We at COCORIOKO extend our heartfelt sympathies to Mr.Fen Plaba . May God grant the late old man a good path to Heaven and may his soul rest in peace.


READ THE OBITUARY :


Fen Plaba's father, Alhaji Peter Kamara, passed away on April 5, 2008 after a long illness.


Alhaji Kamara, popularly known as Agba Peter, was one of the major luminaries of the Ojeh Society in Sierra Leone. He was employed by the National Diamond Mining Company for many years before retiring and going into business on his own. He was 72.


Alhaji Kamara is survived by his wife Haja Kadiatu, six children and a brother. He will be buried in Sierra Leone. May his soul rest in perfect peace


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:01:20 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.38.57

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May the late man be showered with the mercy of the Almighty. May his good deeds out-weigh his bad deeds! May the good angels rewardingly transform his "agba" title into another of more religious attributes. May Paradise be his everlasting, peaceful resting place for his soul!


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Jorgor
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Date Posted: 23:41:33 04/15/08 ()
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God giveth (life), God taketh
God of all consolation
As we mourn the loss of a beloved father, we thank you for his life.
May Agba Peter’s soul rest in perfect peace; may God grant him eternal life in heaven. Ameen
Fen Plaba, You and your family have my sympathy.

Let me take this opportunity to thank KABS and all our compatriots for supporting a dynamic forumite in his time of sorrow.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:55:51 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-3-135.area3.spcsdns.net at 70.5.3.135

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I know Alhaji Peter very well, I send my heart felt sympathy and condolences to his family. I am shocked to hear that a very decent and peace loving man, Alhaji Peter Kammara has a son called "Fen Plaba".
May his soul rest In perfect peace. Amina.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Rain
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Date Posted: 18:37:35 04/15/08 ()
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Afa'mi

I am equally shocked that you would sink so low, calling into question the calibre of someone by virtue of his on-line moniker, at a time when he is going through his emotional stress. Fen Plaba is easily one of the most profilic and demonstratively insightful contributors on this forum. We can't say the same for you, can we?

Go easy now. Fen Plaba has an arcebic pen that could strike and deflate your bloated ego and stomach (simultaneously), that would leave you grounded for weeks.

Hey Fen Plaba. hush for berin your way, my brother. Would like to contact you privately.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:46 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
Kortoh Fen Plaba please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. May his pathways to heaven be carpeted with RED. If there are are any chasms in his pathways, may he have a lot of fallen palm trees that he can use to step upon to cross that divide. We all know that he is safe in the arms of his maker.

As you mourn please remember Thomas Gray's Elegy:

"The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow'r,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,
Awaits alike th'inevitable hour:
The paths of glory lead but to the grave"

RIP



Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Kawusu
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Date Posted: 13:39:22 04/15/08 ()
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Fen Plaba,
Please accept my sincere condolences. May the soul of your father rest in peace.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Tamba Moiwo
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Date Posted: 08:32:35 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

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May his Soul Rest in Peace.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Sengbe
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Date Posted: 11:36:46 04/15/08 ()
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Greener, osh for berrin yah!

Your father's legacy lives in you, and your brothers and sisters. Please uphold it positively at all times.

Stay strong!


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 11:17:18 04/15/08 ()
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Please accept my condolence. May the soul of the old man rest in perfect peace.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Low Grade San San
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Date Posted: 11:04:59 04/15/08 ()
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Thinking of you at this time of sorrow no wards can express the way you are feeling. But your thought are with me. And if our old man was also in the red army like his son the great Fen Plaba, then be rest assured that he will never walk alone.

God Bless to your family.

Bredrin

Low Grade San San


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes a
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 07:24:07 04/15/08 ()
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My sympathy to you and family for your great loss. He gives and He takes
away, blessed be the name of the Lord. May His soul rest in perfect
peace.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:50:20 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILLAHI RAJIOUN.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 01:34:25 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.94

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"INNA LILAH WA INNA ELAIHI RAJI-OON" "Surely, we are from Allah and to Him we return".
Brother Fen Plab, I join your family and friends in mourning the passing away of your dear father Alhaji Peter Kamara. May Allah pardon all his sins and put him among the righteous. AMEEN.

To his dear brother Dr. Alusine Augustine Kamara, a closed friend of mine (ours) whom we shared days together in both Egypt and Saudi Arabia, I know ho he personally adored his late brother. To him again, I would like to extend my condolence to him. Our hearty prayers to the late Alaji and the entire family.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Buford hwy
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Date Posted: 06:53:44 04/15/08 ()
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"INNA-LILLAHI-MA-AKHATHA WALAHO-MA-A TA.WAKKOLLO-SHAY'IN INDAHO BI'AJALIM-MUSAMMA-FALTASBIR WALTAHTASIB"

Due is to Allah that which He has taken away and His is whatever He has given.With Him,everything has an appointed term;so have patience and seek reward from him big brother FEN PLABA.May his soul rest in perfect peace.


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes away
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:22:31 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra...

Gods hand be on your shoulder.. and that of your family..

The pain might be mighty and the loss great.. but faith in the lord and fact that we know he was a good man... give us solace..

Sincerest condolences....and may his plaba not be fenned on his way to his maker..


Subject: Re: Our dear brother, FEN PLABA , is bereaved : Dad passes a
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:37 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: pool-71-178-68-58.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.68.58

Message:
I join you all to register my heartfelt condolences to FENPALABA in this lost. Please understand that what is predestined is God’s wish and little we can do to change that. This is our ultimate end and we must see his as a relief, as he is now in a better place, resting from the hustles and bustles of this world. The worries of this world are now behind him if we are to continue his legacy and see his dreams come true. Dreams such as love for mankind, prosperity for all, honesty, sincerity and fear of God, so that he will rest and rest for good. Our greatest service to him now will be to continue this legacy: his dream, aims and aspirations so that dead but his memories kept alive. That is what he wishes you remember not him.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.


Subject: US Financial Crisis and It's Implications
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:36:20 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: s40525.esu.edu at 192.148.218.195

Message:
Do we know like many developing countries, the US borrows a large amount of money in international market? In looking at what happening to the US economy, Sub-prime loan program, economic recession, and excessive debts to China estimated around $350 billion, we are looking at a big problem coming from the NewYork Stock exchange. Now let’s play the guess game and assume that these international capitals suddenly lose confidence and leave the US economy, what will happen to developing countries like Sierra Leone and the sub region? Most Sub-Saharan Africa countries national budgets depend on international donors and regimes. When such crisis happen, developed countries will cut down their foreign aid; they will restrict immigration to safe guard local jobs etc as a measure to minimixe the problem. Remember Black- Tuesday October 29, 1929 and the Oil crisis in the 1970’s?. This is a question we all should think about as we watch and listen to what's happening in the US market.


Subject: Shipping suggestions
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 23:27:55 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
I wanted to find out if any of you have found a reasonably price option for sending air freight. My husband was over his limit for baggage when he went to S/L last week so he paid for two extra bags but I still have one I need to get to him. I didn't know things had changed so much and I can't send personal items through the airlines unaccompanied. I have checked around with freight forwarders and the usuals such as UPS and DHL. I wanted to get the items to him while he's still there, but the lowest quote is around $600.00. I think that's too much to send one bag. Plus these are gift items, so if we are going to pay that much to send the bag we may as well just give that money to the folks instead. Any suggestions for a less expensive alternative. I'm in North Carolina, but I could get the bag to Atlanta if I had to.


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: AL. KHAN
To: All
Date Posted: 10:12:50 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: c-76-111-111-102.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.111.111.102

Message:
Next time, try to plan the trip well, ship them 1. month early b4. you travell to f/town. We have people
in Wash. that do ship barrels for around $150 plus.
sorry about that.


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 11:45:09 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
As wonderful as you all are, you husbands sometimes don't listen. I made that suggestion, but somehow time just kept on slipping away and now I'm sitting here with this bag I can't get to him.


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Buford hwy
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:22 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
Erica,Call JIM ANTHONY @770-907-0021.He should be able to get your bag to freetown in a week or two.


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:20 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Finding someone travelling and have him take the bags for you as excess.. has always been the best and cheapest route..

I dont know of anyone leaving soon.. but maybe another forumite....???

I hope you are patronizing my business while hubby is in salone.. you definitely gots to call to check on your beau..

2footleppet@gmail.com is my email.


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Sennesie Sasman stand 7
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Date Posted: 12:37:42 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
"I hope you are patronizing my business while hubby is in salone.."
Bra whos kind savis man rap dis... De tata ee bra lef for go nar tong en now u dae gee u email address? wwwooooo.....trouble don furdom nar form six.


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 12:46:58 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Hehehehe...

Only biznesh.. bra.. man dey fen custaments..

I have not been known to take from another man..
I am not going to start now..

Its good you're been your brothers keeper..

Cheers..


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:19 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
Senesie don chak? Ar di nor nar u dae tink lek dat. Candido nar di best tradar for dis centuri. If we nor look sharp ee go sell dis forum gee we. Bra candido wan day usef go be president na salone. keep up di good woke bra.


Subject: Pictures
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:59 04/16/08 ()
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Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
Prof. I never got the pic. did you send them?


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 13:23:23 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Bra....

man dey try.. We president say we for hurry en go hep obersie.. man dey pan gether.. small small..

Candido.. el presidente..? We just wan be councilman.. i like local politics better..


Subject: Re: Shipping suggestions
From: saidu winston sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 21:55:13 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: swsesay@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-071-077-034-041.nc.res.rr.com at 71.77.34.41

Message:
Erica,
I also live and work in Raleigh. I used to patronise the services of a reliable shipping service operated by a Mr William based in NC. I was in Freetown when my barrel i shipped was delivered intact at my doorstep in a timely manner, not withstanding the fact that they had some difficulty locating my address. It,s sad to say they,ve suspended or ceased their shipping services to Freetown,as i,m made to understand, due to the unpatriotic and unholy practices of the officials at the port who utterly frustrated them in clearing their goods. Saddest and most regretable is they had also initiated a scholarship scheme where by deserving kids school fees were paid ,in addition to receiving books and other school supplies .You see how the actions of a few selfish people deprives less fortunate ones of much needed assistance .The president,s campaign for attitudinal change cannot be over emphasized ; we really need to pray for SALONE for God to rid her of this cancer before it gets to an irreversible malignant stage .I have experienced such treatment in clearing my cars twice and won,t wish it on my worst enemy ! The situation that attains at the port is a major bane towards the socio economic development of our country, especially at a time our president is striving hard to encourage diasporian folks to return and make meaningful contribution. The govt. as a matter of urgency needs to address this situation.
In the main time you can use Leona shipping services of Greensboro,NC. Tel 336 451 7763. Email marky287@bellsouth.net. I hope this will be of help to you. May God bless Sierra leone. We will not be discouraged and remain optimistic about the progress of our country ,despite the nefarious actions of some.I FERVENTLY believe there are still millions of well meaning citizens resolved to making positive contribution and usher in much needed change. REGARDS TO kabs Kanu for facilitating and maintaining this forum.God Bless.


Subject: Interesting assessment: New people cocorioko, when?
From: political
To: All
Date Posted: 23:15:21 04/14/08 ()
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Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
I think Tamba is dreaming to say New people beat cocorioko in objective reporting. I think he was trying to say in Plagiarism.


Subject: Re: Interesting assessment: New people cocorioko, when?
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 00:02:06 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Even right now, they have cropped and published our picture of the Amassador and President Bush, without acknowledgement .Olu too used the picture and attributed it to somebody else. From the program, Ambassador Bockarie Stevens mailed the picture straight to us. Anyway, we don't really mind.Nar boys' game .


Subject: Re: Interesting assessment: New people cocorioko, when?
From: White House
To: All
Date Posted: 02:25:54 04/15/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
Rev. Kabs Kanu, the photograph is from the White House and not a personal photo from Ambassador Stevens. The picture does not look like it has been plagiarized from you.


Subject: Re: Interesting assessment: New people cocorioko, when?
From: White House Website
To: All
Date Posted: 10:14:29 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
A friend told me he got his picture from the White House website.

Since the White House is the primary source, all others must have got the pic second hand.

Why worry?


Subject: Re: Interesting assessment: New people cocorioko, when?
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 19:35:01 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
No, that picture is not from any White House web. This picture was directly cropped from Cocorioko. Kabs got ti before it hit the airwaves. That is a fact.


Subject: Democracy vs Subgroups
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:55:23 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: s40525.esu.edu at 192.148.218.195

Message:
Group identities differ the same way the threats they create to democracy. According to J.S Dryzek, “..Public policy remains under the sway of state imperatives, groups whose inclusion coincides with no imperative will not easily acquire the tangible goods they value”. The example of Dryzek is very useful in the context of environmentalists. They are capable of raising the state imperative for environmental conservation, the mentioned concept has recently been conceptualized to create the notion of “ecological modernization”. Political strivings of environmentalist groups could initially be taken as altruistic; on the contrary, they are now considered as threatening the economic pillars of democracy, and the welfare of other economic groups in the democratic context. For example a pleasant environment could substitute for income for employees. This may be true, but I personally prefer an enviromentally friendly society. The conflict between various group identities is very dangerous within the fair and altruistic vision of democracy.
In his title piece Consociational Democracy, Lijphart talks about the potential conflict between various groups and the problems group identities create when they come into close contact: “Ideologies accepted by different groups within a society may be inconsistent without creating tension; but if the groups with inconsistent ideologies are in close contact the tension will be great”. Prior to 1970, European countries tend to limit the power of subgroups, putting them under control, and thus minimizing there potential threats they pose to democratic regimes in Europe. As we go through our democratic transition, we should be mindful to these potential treats to our hard fought democracy in Africa.


Subject: Kabs, Can I Impose?
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 22:32:59 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
Hi:

I posted a request a couple weeks ago asking that you forward to State House, the fact that countries have till May 13th to sign papers at the UN that expands their marine territory a further 150 miles to a total of 350 nautical miles.

Very few countries, have acted on this ( I guess this is good, it may cause the UN to expand the deadline.) My concern is that we don't want to find oil offshore that we can't use to develop the country because its not in SL territory. Won't that be a kick in the teeth to see platforms off Freetown, in the distance and 100% of the money is going overseas and the oil companies to have to pay one red cent in royalty?

I am posting this again because a stock I follow, Petroleo Brasileiro, just jumped 8% today because Brazil may have just found 33 billion barrels of oil offshore (third largest potential reserves.) Also, I had forwarded the same request to our UN and US ambassadors, but your site shows that Mr. Stevens was a very busy man last week and probably has not seen anything on his desk recently.

PLEASE take up the cause and make sure people are on it. I spoke to a Nadia at the UN mission and she was very helpful but I don't know how much has been done. Also forgive me if I bug you again in May.

Thank you.


Subject: Re: Kabs, Can I Impose?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:12:39 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Sam Good job bra... i even give you Kudo's for a second try..

Cheers boss..


Subject: Re: Kabs, Can I Impose?
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 00:03:43 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Sam, I will, tomorrow.


Subject: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Abdul kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:18:08 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
what did you study? always talking about morals and honesty, do you have one? we know about you and your arata dad.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 01:58:35 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-247-26-33.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.247.26.33

Message:
Abdul or Abu, please, send your home address to my email address, I will bring all my records from FBC to your house. I hope and pray that you do not drink alcohol or smoke"Jamba" because I dont enjoy dealing with satanic people.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Abdul kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:09:33 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
Saidu fbc graduate, you cannot pass a class at pg community cllege, i used to see taking devlopmental classes at largo. again what did you study while at fbc?


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:11 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 72-58-108-84.area3.spcsdns.net at 72.58.108.84

Message:
Abdul or Abu, I studied mass communication as FBC. I was among he first set of students when that dept. was opened at FBC. When I entered the Prince George's community college, in MD, I never took any developmental classes, I did computer systems for two years. During my days at the PG community college, and I never came across anybody by the name of Abdul Abu Kamara. By your posts about me, I know that you do not know me well, may be somebody told you about me.
I am a renowned community activist, If you want to know me well, please, feel free to contact me by my email address. But, please, make sure that you do not drink alcohol or smoke "weed" because I am a devout Muslim who does not enjoy talking to people who can not keep a non-toxi brain that reasons well.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Morlai
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:11 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Then you shouldnt have anything to do with your very own ather because he smokes weed and drinks like a fish, and so did you mother too. Many people that smoke weed and drink are much smarter than you are and many others who do not invoke the name of God with every post are much more sincere in their beliefs than you are. In fact many people around here in MD believe that you are nothing but a charlattan who steals from the people that house you, fail to pay your bills and take advantage of women. You would do yourself a great favor by not putting others down because by doing so you in fact leave yourself wide open to criticisms. BTW I do have a picture of your mother taken with my uncle and she has a beer in her hand. Is that why you dont send her any financial support?


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 15:45:12 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-24-97.area3.spcsdns.net at 70.5.24.97

Message:
Morlai, I encourage you or any other person in this forum to bring any evidence to prove beyond all doubts that I Alpha Saidu Bangura have ever been involved in an act of dishonesty. If you bring that evidence out, rest assured that I will take my own life because I can live one minute pass that moment. If you fail to bring out such evidence, I pray that the Almighty God continues to punish you and your entire family for lying on me. Amina. For your information, I have a very good relationship with all the people that have been my roommates in this country, I also encourage you to contact me, I will put you on the phone line with all for them because I want to prove to you that, I am clean.
I have never been taken to court for any crime in my whole life, I thank God for making me with the right materials that will always prevent me from getting into trouble. Do not forget, I will always be a devout Muslim, therefore I will continue the conduct myself according to the tenets of Islam.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: A I.Jalloh
To: All
Date Posted: 16:25:02 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
What has the man's family got todo with this Alpha. Why ask that the Almighty punish them for something they have no clue? Is that fair? Alpha please take that back like yesterday.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 17:18:17 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-24-97.area3.spcsdns.net at 70.5.24.97

Message:
Jalloh, I am Muslim, when people lie on me, I pray for God to punish them and their families. He(God) alone I worship, He alone I ask for help. I dont fight for my self, God will always fight me. Amina.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:53:30 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-24-97.area3.spcsdns.net at 70.5.24.97

Message:
Morlai, you clearly show that you do not know me nor my parents, and I am sure that you are mistaken me for Alieu Iscandari and his satanic and misguided parents.
May the Almighty God direct you to the right path. Amina.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Morlai
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:07 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Just like I thought what does Alieu or his parents have to do with what I said. Answer this question Saldu has any of your parents ever consumed Alcohol? Now we are avbbout to out the liars on this forum. Without making Alieu iscandari trhe issue, Saidu you not even half the man that alieu iscandari is. Please do not compare yourself tpo that brother or his family. Noting from the trash that you post here, his family must have made a tremendous favor to accepot an ungrateful WRETCH like you into their fold.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Abdul kamaraA
To: All
Date Posted: 21:25:19 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
Saidu, my name is Abdul.just answer the questions honestly without using bad words or say bad things about honest people. why were you fired from your bank job? fraud, you slipped a fake $100.00 bill stating a customer gave it to you. don,t you remember during orientation to check large bills with a bill marker? how did you part company with chief kabia,s daughter your former roommate at hampshire tower? by the way have you paid for that black car you are driving?i feel sorry for your wife to be


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 22:07:52 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: Saidubnagso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-247-122-107.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.247.122.107

Message:
I will call you Abdul or Abu because on your posts you call yourself Abdul Kamara and the email address on your name is Abu@aol.com. If you dont know your correct name, then bad luck for you.
You do not know me well. I worked in the bank for six years, I was never fired. I resigned for better conditions. I will be rehired whenever I wish to go back. Miss. Kabia is my cousin, I talk to her almost every day because I have never had a problem with her. I have paid for my car a long time ago.
If you wish to know anything about me, please, feel free to contact me at any time because that will save you from the Hell Fire. Rest assured that I will tell you the truth, I have nothing to hide. My life is an open book.
Finally let me advice you to stop lying on me, it will not pay you any dividend. It will surely put the punish of God on you and your entire family.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:17 04/16/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 70-5-24-97.area3.spcsdns.net at 70.5.24.97

Message:
Morlai, I dont want be like Alieu Iscandari because he lives a very useless and irresponsible life. I am sure you will be surprised to know that all of us who Alieu very well( including his own kids) will never wish to be like him. If you want to know his life history, feel free to contact me I will show you proves to justify my statements to you. Those who know me will attest to the fact that I am more useful to the entire Sierra Leonean community in this country than Alieu. I that's the only person I want be for the rest of my life. I dont want to be a drugs addict or somebody who only enjoys by insulting the parents of others(especially the parents of his wife) because he has no respect of his own parents.
He is not a role model to any reasonable person.
I have nothing to be grateful for to the satanic parents of Alieu Iscandari, If they were not ungrateful sinners , they should be grateful to me for the many good things I did for them, while they begging for their survival in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Ajua
To: All
Date Posted: 07:28:29 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
"I will bring all my records from FBC to your house."
How can you when you can not afford to buy Petrol for your lady nurse's car.Nar dat mek a kick u comot nar me hose.Dam free loader....


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: The best thing
To: All
Date Posted: 04:20:08 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Scan your degrees and transcr1pts and post on the forum.You can ask for Kabs Kanu's help.People you see that they are real.


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Abdul kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:51:27 04/17/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
The best thing you are right, all what you said about this boy saidu is correct. when he was renting from miss kabia ,the poor lady had to kick him out for not fullfilling his moral and honest obligation,to pay his rent. This man used to leave with a family member in laurel ,they had to asked him to leave their place because of his constant bad mouthing of people.i know the man who sold him that black car , he still has to pay the guy.The man did not graduate from fbc .


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Morlai
To: All
Date Posted: 02:07:13 04/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
What degrees? he has none. First ask saidu how many O' Levels that he has? Zero? When he was living with the Iscandaris, they managed to push him into a journalism seminar which was one term long. He used to be known in college as the fellah with the red lips and the big mouth. People always avoided him because then he would threaten people with allay because he was supposed to be a member of some ojeh.

he left college prior to the end of the term and we were glad to see him go. The man is a loser pure and simple. He hung out around the SLPP was used and now he has been dumped like the trash that he is. He is looking for ways to get back into the APC fold. Even his mother and father have begun looking for contracts with the APC but they have not been given any because of their ways. He forgets very quickly that he had challenged the birth of Ernest Koroma when he was a member of the opposition. Now he wants to rant and rave so that he can claim grounds for Political asylum. We cant wait for his wedding day so that he can be busted by the Feds. Wretch


Subject: Re: Saidu Bangura did you graduate from f b c?
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 09:26:03 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: host-24-225-181-212.patmedia.net at 24.225.181.212

Message:
Saidu, please dont call my cousin again and tell her that you are bereaved. This is your way of begging. She is no longer a fool. You have two jobs. I think this should be okay for you.


Subject: Celebrating our upward mobility
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 20:05:48 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Folks I am impressed with this sistah who is the fiorst afam female fighter pilot. Hope this takes a break from the unwelcome and negative posts by some who would rather sacrifice our nation to feed their fragile egos, by denigrating even our very representative to the US ambasador Stevens.


Subject: Re: Celebrating our upward mobility
From: M. Alieu iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 20:06:41 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Heres the link


Subject: Re: Celebrating our upward mobility
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 22:41:32 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
Alieu, we just went back and forth over a salute by Sumanah's Aide de Camp. Here's more fodder for you. While you see something else, it bothers me that in 2008, we are still "excited" over the fact that we now have an African American female pilot.

I know people who've achieved this accomplishment and I understand that many are called, but few are chosen, as it is very demanding, so to the lady herself, my hats off. But America is supposedly in Iraq to free the oppressed, including women, so why are black women over here only now becoming fighter pilots? And why are you posting accomplishments of an American with reference to Sierra Leoneans "putting each other down." I thought she was Sierra Leonean when I read your post. Or did the Airforce just neglect that info.


Subject: Re: Celebrating our upward mobility
From: Alfred James
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:12 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
Ghana had produced female air fighter pilots a long time ago. Some of the Ecomog nigerian Alpha (Alfa)jets that used to bomb salone during the rebel war were piloted by young nigerian chicks. Even some of the guinean jet fighters are handled by young guinean susu and mandingo-speaking ladies.

Shawna's record though is very impressive. She started learning how to fly when she was just 14 and even wanted to be an astronaut but changed her mind to fight for her fatherland.


Subject: Re: Celebrating our upward mobility
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 01:02:25 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I promised myself that I was not going to get into a useless argument with a you and so my response to you is ...........................


Subject: Re: Celebrating our upward mobility
From: Duh!
To: All
Date Posted: 20:08:16 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: We will not allow ingrates to destroy name of Ambassador
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 18:56:20 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
We have removed the New People's malicious article against Ambassador Bockarie Stevens . We think the NEW PEOPLE is insane to make such unfounded allegations against the honorable ambassador.

Personally, Mr. Bockarie Stevens was my flatmate at Block A during our days at FBC.You never met a finer gentleman. All the allegations against him by the NEW PEOPLE are false.

When Bucky was a student at FBC, he never made anything of the fact that he was related to President Siaka Stevens. He was such a humble man that many people did not know he was the son or nephew of the President. Others would have used that to walk over other students but not Bockarie Stevens.

I was put Bockarie Stevens and the late Albert Margai Jr in the same category : Albert Margai jr was my classmate at CKC at a time when his father was Prime Minister and at the height of his glory. One thing that would make you and Albert fall out is if you insist on describibg him as the son of the PM. He did not think his personality should depend on that. Bockarie Stevens lived by the same precept. Nothing bored him than being reminded that he was the President's son or nephew. If he had his way, he would not have liked anybody to know he was a Stevens.

And to say Mr.Stevens took part in the attack on the FBC campus by thugs is not only criminal. IT IS A BIG SIN AGAINST MAN AND GOD. Anybody who knows Bockarie Stevens would refute any suggestion that he would take part in violence. The man is so mild-mannered and non-violent . Who says Bockarie cared whether people criticized his father or uncle ? If it was so, he would not have spoken to me for life because during our days at FBC, there was not a day that I did not blast Pa. Shaki and his APC government on CHUKS PRESS . Though he read the articles and knew that I was the most bitter critic of his father, whenever Bockarie Stevens and I met, it was to crack jokes and tease each other as students do . He never had any ill-will towards me. It is therefore SINFUL for somebody to say he led thugs up the campus . Bockarie Stevens ? Even former FBC students and lecturers reading this article would agree with me that Bockarie Stevens would never do that.

Ambassador Bockarie Stevens is the kind of man who makes others happy wherever he is. Imagine that he just arrived to take up his appointment.Do you know how many friends he has made since he came ? Do you how many Sierra Leoneans across all party lines he has befriended since he came ? Every Sierra Leonean in America will soon realize that Bockarie Stevens' appointment is a blessing to us all. The access people never had to the Sierra Leone Embassy will now be got.

Ambassador Stevens --Indeed any Sierra Leonean Ambassador---is our own Head-of-State here .We have to give him the respect he deserves. Stakeholders and foreign diplomats read this forum. They form their perception of people from this and other forums . We will not allow anybody to come here and spread lies about the ambassador and tarnish his name on this forum, because of politics.

Writers and supporters of the NEW PEOPLE are warned to keep their propaganda against our leaders and innocent people off this forum .Failure to do that will leave us with no alternative but to restrict their participation.

This forum was set up to discuss pertinent Sierra Leoneans issues not for imbeciles and ingrates to destroy the names of innocent people.


Subject: Re: We will not allow ingrates to destroy name of Ambassador
From: Blah blah blah
To: All
Date Posted: 20:14:57 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.149.153.239

Message:
Your sycophancy is really becoming a joke reverend.


Subject: Re: We will not allow ingrates to destroy name of Ambassador
From: Censorship and Abuse?
To: All
Date Posted: 19:33:40 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
Rev. Kabs Kanu, are you serious when you describe your compatriots as "imbeciles and ingrates?"

In your article on Cocorioko, you wrote the following:

1. Bockarie Kortu Stevens [was] "A founding member of the All People’s Congress National Youth League, and founding member of the All People’s Congress, Fourah Bay College, he served as Secretary General of the All People’s Congress National Youth League. As Secretary General of the APC Youth League, he was very instrumental in galvanizing and mobilizing support for the party."

2. "Because of his deep commitment and unswerving loyalty to the party, he was elevated to member of the Governing Council of the All People’s Congress, and member of the most influential organ of the party – the Central Committee."

Rev. Kabs Kanu, for those of us who are old enough, he aPC youth league was responsible for most of the APC violence in Sierra Leone in the 1970s and 1980s - Unless you lived in a different Sierra Leone.

I am not saying he was personally responsible for any actions, but that he was leader of that group makes people raise reasonable questions.

You may delete my posting now since you delete everything that disagrees with your position.


Subject: Re: We will not allow ingrates to destroy name of Ambassador
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 21:36:18 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
How can anybody take you guys seriously when you don't speak the truth ?

1. I did not write the article in question.It was written by Dauda Bangura.

2. I don't delete articles that disagree with me.Check 5 different threads underneath.

You are entitled to your opinion, bro.


Subject: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 18:47:08 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
After 20 years of marriage, a couple was lying in bed one evening,
when the missus felt her husband begin to fondle her in ways he hadn't
in quite some time. It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck,
and then began moving down past the small of her back. He then caressed her
shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down over her breasts, stopping
just over her lower stomach. He then proceeded to place his hand on her left
inner arm, caressed past the side of her breast again, working down her
side, passed gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf. Then,
he proceeded up her inner thigh, stopping just at the uppermost port
ion of her leg. He continued in the same manner on her right side, then
suddenly stopped, rolled over and became silent.
As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a
loving voice, 'Honey, that was wonderful. Why did you stop?'
'I found the remote.'


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Alhaj Musa Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:25:00 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 65.91.143.4

Message:
Utterly porno! Reverend Kabs-Kanu, where are you that such matters should be discussed here?


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:57:19 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Alpha dis nar harram. Some of we nar 'V' den forss,we nor sabi natin yate.


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 23:14:50 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
This is probably the most enjoyable post I have read on the forum in weeks.


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:55 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.13.192.86

Message:

There was this couple that had been married for 20 years.
Every time they made love the husband always insisted on shutting off the
light.
Well, after 20 years the wife felt this was ridiculous.
She figured she would break him out of this crazy habit.
So one night, while they were in the middle of a wild, screaming, romantic
session, she turned on the lights.
She looked down... and saw her husband was holding a battery-operated
pleasure device... vib**t*r
Soft, wonderful and larger than a real one.
She went completely ballistic.
"You imp***nt ba*t*rd," She screamed at him, "how could you be lying to me
all of these years?
You better explain yourself!"
The husband looked at her straight in the eyes and says calmly:
"I'll explain the toy . . . you explain the kids."

How about this Erica?


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Erica Adams
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:13 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: ericamonique82@hotmail.com
Entered From: adsl-074-185-005-235.sip.clt.bellsouth.net at 74.185.5.235

Message:
Another funny one.


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:05 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
HEHEHEHEHE....
Now that was funny..

Maybe this DNA thing is something the maternity hospitals should strive to push..

Imagine from the day the kid is given to you at he hospital.. you know.. if its yours or not..
So you can make up your mind right there.. if you should just leave them all at the hospital or take the bundle of joy home..


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:24 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
Candido please do not promote the DNA thing in that land that we love. I do not have enough rooms at my house in case the results are not in my favour.

This is for Erica:
After being married for twenty years, the village in which this couple lived was going to award $10,000 to any man with 10 kids. With $10,000 up for grabs, the husband told his wife that he wanted her to know that had cheated and he had a son outside of the marriage. If permitted to get the boy plus their nine kids; he will get the award. The wife forgave him and allowed him to get the boy so that he will win the money. When the man returned he could not find any of the nine kids home. He then asked the wife why were the kids absent. To which she replied, "the kids' fathers had come for them too in order for them to be in the competition too."


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:07 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 84.13.192.86

Message:
Candido, thats true and can you imagine when Sierra Leone would have the facility for DNA what would happen to those guys who're fond of scratching matches on their unfortunate pregnant girl friends?

That will be fun.


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Keep it clean
To: All
Date Posted: 20:18:25 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.149.141.214

Message:
Let us keep this forum clean Lawyer, we have kids we have introduced
to this site.


Subject: Re: You know you have been married for over 20 years when
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:55:31 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Sorry Jack, this forum is for adults only.Kids are not welcome.


Subject: Details of President Koroma's visit to The Gambia
From: patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 18:27:42 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 204.14.42.189

Message:
Details of President Koroma's visit to The Gambia
for more go to www.ernestkoroma.org/visit.html


Subject: Re: Details of President Koroma's visit to The Gambia
From: sheeeetttt dey kayche am
To: All
Date Posted: 22:25:12 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
my mother was a che cha..


Subject: Re: Details of President Koroma's visit to The Gambia
From: Change the picture
To: All
Date Posted: 20:22:26 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.149.44.7

Message:
On the president's website, why is he grimacing or grinning as if he is
constipated. Please change that picture.


Subject: newpeople may learn from this
From: Time.com
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:43 04/14/08 ()
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Message:
How Hunger Could Topple Regimes By TONY KARON
Mon Apr 14, 10:00 AM ET


The idea of the starving masses driven by their desperation to take to the streets and overthrow the ancien regime has seemed impossibly quaint since capitalism triumphed so decisively in the Cold War. Since then, the spectacle of hunger sparking revolutionary violence has been the stuff of Broadway musicals rather than the real world of politics. And yet, the headlines of the past month suggest that skyrocketing food prices are threatening the stability of a growing number of governments around the world. Ironically, it may be the very success of capitalism in transforming regions previously restrained by various forms of socialism that has helped create the new crisis.

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Haiti is in flames as food riots have turned into a violent challenge to the vulnerable government; Egypt's authoritarian regime faces a mounting political threat over its inability to maintain a steady supply of heavily subsidized bread to its impoverished citizens; Cote D'Ivoire, Cameroon, Mozambique, Uzbekistan, Yemen and Indonesia are among the countries that have recently seen violent food riots or demonstrations. World Bank president Robert Zoellick noted last week that world food prices had risen 80% over the past three years, and warned that at least 33 countries face social unrest as a result.


The sociology of the food riot is pretty straightforward: The usually impoverished majority of citizens may acquiesce to the rule of detested corrupt and repressive regimes when they are preoccupied with the daily struggle to feed their children and themselves, but when circumstances render it impossible to feed their hungry children, normally passive citizens can very quickly become militants with nothing to lose. That's especially true when the source of their hunger is not the absence of food supplies but their inability to afford to buy the available food supplies. And that's precisely what we're seeing in the current wave of global food-price inflation. As Josette Sheeran of the U.N. World Food Program put it last month, "We are seeing food on the shelves but people being unable to afford it."


When all that stands between hungry people and a warehouse full of rice and beans is a couple of padlocks and a riot policeman (who may be the neighbor of those who're trying to get past him, and whose own family may be hungry too), the invisible barricade of private-property laws can be easily ignored. Doing whatever it takes to feed oneself and a hungry child, after all, is a primal human instinct. So, with prices of basic foods skyrocketing to the point that even the global aid agencies - whose function is to provide emergency food supplies to those in need - are unable, for financial reasons, to sustain their current commitments to the growing army of the hungry, brittle regimes around the world have plenty of reason for anxiety.


The hunger has historically been an instigator of revolutions and civil wars, it is not a sufficient condition for such violence. For a mass outpouring of rage spurred by hunger to translate into a credible challenge to an established order requires an organized political leadership ready to harness that anger against the state. It may not be all that surprising, then, that Haiti has been one of the major flashpoints of the new wave of hunger-generated political crises; the outpouring of rage there has been channeled into preexisting furrows of political discontent. And that's why there may be greater reason for concern in Egypt, where the bread crisis comes on top of a mounting challenge to the regime's legitimacy by a range of opposition groups.


The social theories of Karl Marx were long ago discarded as of little value, even to revolutionaries. But he did warn that capitalism had a tendency to generate its own crises. Indeed, the spread of capitalism, and its accelerated industrialization and wealth-creation, may have fomented the food-inflation crisis - by dramatically accelerating competition for scarce resources. The rapid industrialization of China and India over the past two decades - and the resultant growth of a new middle class fast approaching the size of America's - has driven demand for oil toward the limits of global supply capacity. That has pushed oil prices to levels five times what they were in the mid 1990s, which has also raised pressure on food prices by driving up agricultural costs and by prompting the substitution of biofuel crops for edible ones on scarce farmland. Moreover, those new middle class people are eating a lot better than their parents did - particularly more meat. Producing a single calorie of beef can, by some estimates, require eight or more calories of grain feed, and expanded meat consumption therefore has a multiplier effect on demand for grains. Throw in climate disasters such as the Australian drought and recent rice crop failures, and you have food inflation spiraling so fast that even the U.N. agency created to feed people in emergencies is warning that it lacks the funds to fulfill its mandate.


The reason officials such as Zoellick are sounding the alarm may be that the food crisis, and its attendant political risks, are not likely to be resolved or contained by the laissez-faire operation of capitalism's market forces. Government intervention on behalf of the poor - so out of fashion during globalization's roaring '90s and the current decade - may be about to make a comeback. View this article on Time.com


Subject: Re: newpeople may learn from this
From: Learn What?
To: All
Date Posted: 19:35:35 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
I'm lost.


Subject: Ambassador Leigh & Jalloh failed sierra leoneans
From: cocorioko radio
To: All
Date Posted: 16:58:34 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: rrcs-24-105-142-134.nyc.biz.rr.com at 24.105.142.134

Message:
Ambassador Bockarie Stevens in just few weeks in the US ,has done more Public Relations than former Ambassador Jalloh eleven years in Washington DC.For the record,Bockie is the people's people.These are the kinds of Ambassadors sierra loene needs worldwide.

When was the last time Ambassador John Leigh went to the pit?

Keep the good job Ambassador


Subject: Re: Please Keep My Name Out of Trash Talk
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:28:32 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
cocorioko radio:

How have I failed Sierra Leone?

And what is the "pit" you referred to and what is one supposed to do there?

For your information, I have been a private citizen out of SL government service since October 2002. - JL


Subject: Re: Ambassador Leigh & Jalloh failed sierra leoneans
From: AL. KHAN
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:35 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-111-111-102.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.111.111.102

Message:
Correction.
Fomer ambassador Jalloh did not do eleven years, To my
understanding he did less than 3yrs.
thanks.


Subject: An Attack on the Ambassador is an attack on all Sierra leone
From: Saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 16:41:30 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
Mr Ambassador as a Sierra Leone i am very upset about the negative and nasty things an individual wrote about you in this forum. Please Mr Abassador i am kindly asking you to set an example by draging this idiot who takes political party interest over and above national pride to court.
The kind of accusations he levied against you is in the world wide web and might be accessed by other ambassadors and even State Department in Washington.I know it sounds controvercial for an ambassordor to drag one of its own to court but your reputation is at stake here.
I believe an attack on you in your present capacity as the ambassador of Sierra Leone to the United States is an attack on all Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Moving sierra leone forward
From: cocorioko Radio
To: All
Date Posted: 16:56:37 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: rrcs-24-105-142-134.nyc.biz.rr.com at 24.105.142.134

Message:
Ambassador Bockarie Stevens in just few weeks in the US ,has done more Public Relations than former Ambassador Jalloh eleven years in Washington DC.For the record,Bockie is the people's people.These are the kinds of Ambassadors sierra loene needs worldwide.

When was the last time Ambassador John Leigh went to the pit?

Keep the good job Ambassador


Subject: Think Tank Holding NEC by the neck, peeping on the PPRC
From: Think Tank
To: All
Date Posted: 15:33:24 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:

Think Tank Holding NEC by the neck, peeping on the PPRC

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By Umaru Fofana

I owe you profound apologies that in the last fortnight I have been unable to bring to you my thoughts on issues through this column in the fortnight gone by. The reason has been very circumstantial. This will be compensated for by a daily dose throughout this week. If my apology is accepted, then we can look at the latest in our democratic journey.


With no diffidence of indifference I have to admit that of the not too many national institutions I profoundly respect is the National Electoral Commission. This is as much for the reasonable efficiency they have exhibited as it is for the high esteem I hold some of their staff at, not least at the top echelons. Their handling of the last general elections, in my view, was a classic show of patriotism. And I dare say that even without the word “independent” they exhibited sanctimonious neutrality.


When one considers what happened in Kenya following the December elections, and what is currently underway in Zimbabwe, we can hold our heads up high, thanks in part to the ordinary Sierra Leonean who allowed peace to reign, and to the country’s leadership at the time; but also to the electoral commission for being stern and forthright.


It is with awe therefore that in spite of that feat, NEC is entangling one of its feet. There is a bit of arrogance displayed by the commission in relation to and relating with the people, most times putting up a whether-you-like-it-or-not attitude. During the August and September presidential and legislative elections last year, we grudgingly accepted NEC’s explanation, however warped at times at the time, for keeping us for weeks to announce the results. But the gross disregard to reasoning they exhibited in the recent by-elections is galling to say the least.


The commission said it needed a whole week to announce results for elections held in Freetown, Port Loko, Makeni and Mambolo and its environs. Perhaps besides the last one, the other constituencies are in urban areas. So the excuse that permeated the announcement of results in the general elections – bad roads and the attendant logistical nightmare – did not hold water this time. In such urban areas collating results should be as easy as eating ripe banana.


The commission gave as reason for the delay that they were busy with municipal and local council elections scheduled for July. Bullocks! Even in Zimbabwe, whose infrastructure is problematic, people were impatient that results were not announced just ONE day after the polls. When Mali voted last year, all the results were in, in no time. The same in Benin and Senegal and even in Liberia where the infrastructure was almost non-existent.


Put this to the electoral commission, they’d start explaining like an adulterous man caught by his wife in a guest house – trying to put up a defence that can only be more offending. Statements by NEC officials saying “we are doing our job well”, “we are not answerable to so and so” are as common as potholes on Signal Hill Road.


Also contentious is the boundary delimitation for the forthcoming local council elections. Agreed that there is, generally, problem in drawing the borders for constituencies or wards. And it is not limited to our neck of the wood. During a recent videoconference organised by the US embassy in Freetown, an American political science professor, Stephen Farnsworth admitted that it is a problem even in the world’s leading democracy, the United States. Complaints therefore by one political party or another should be treated with respect and not just shrugged off. For some reason, the ruling APC party, which had some of its MPs opposed to some of the boundaries, now has an apparently united front versus the opposition SLPP. That is probably not dramatic. But the merits of the grievances should be treated with dignity.


And NEC officials defending their commission’s position must not whinge that they are being challenged. It may be irreversible now but it has to be pointed out that we all claim to be serving the country’s interest in whatever we do; never mind who does so sincerely. But it should be reflected by way of showing and not only saying it.


By the way what happened to the NEC commissioner, Western Area, Daphne Olu-Williams? She was appointed to the National Insurance Corporation which she turned down. I hear that even before she could state her job priority, she had been replaced at the commission. Many of us stood by the APC when appointments into the electoral commission looked suspect in the run up to the 2002 elections. We did that in the interest of democratic furtherance.

And if we see things that bear the hallmark of a compromised commission, we owe it to strike a note of warning, especially with unchecked demotions and sackings of NEC officials immediately following the September elections. Curiously, the sacked officials included someone whose performance had been given a clean bill of health, just weeks before.
Back to the local council elections:

I drove through Port Loko on that fateful day. For the first time in decades we were organising by-elections. A great achievement that our democracy can be seen to be working so smoothly. One begins to ask why NEC did not organise by-elections at the local council levels after several changes/dismissals/resignations there.


But in Port Loko on 29 March in what looked like the aftermath of a military takeover, I saw at least two pick-up vans with people clad in black with bandannas tied around their head cruising and raising dust in the town. On finding out later on, I was told by some senior police officers based in the town that they were members of a Task Force allied to the APC.


This is abhorrent and raises questions about the political morals, if any, of our political class. That supporters of a party that shouted its uvula out crying intimidation against it in 2002, much of which was true, can seek to sink so low, is shocking.
In all this, which some officials of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) have attested to seeing themselves, the commission has not named and shamed those shaming our democracy.


If politicians could condescend so low in a by-election in areas not in much contest anyway, what can they not do in an election where the stakes are much higher? And the foolish youth who have not learned from what has befallen those who were in their shoes just a few months ago for the SLPP party, are still naively carrying out dirty jobs for people who do not genuinely care for them at all.


The PPRC did a spectacular job in naming and somehow shaming those parties and candidates that did not make their balance sheets available following the general elections, which is not something you see happen often in Africa. But their apparent reticence over what had the potential to breach the peace by a political party almost amounts to condoning it.


The politicians, rather than voter-educate and mobilise chose to embark on gimmicks threatening to our peace and quiet. Have our politicians, across the board, bothered to ask themselves why the low turnout when just six months earlier people were sacrificing everything else but their voting right? We must strive to shake off the shackles of the dark past for a clear present and a bright future.


Subject: Freetown smells as … 520 youth cleaners go on strike
From: Dirty Box
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:12 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
AWOKO

Freetown smells as … 520 youth cleaners go on strike

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Overflowing rubbish heaps

Some 520 youths of the Freetown Waste Management Company (FWMC) including 215 street sweepers are presently on strike for their salaries, threatening to burn down the company’s Libya donated trucks if they are used to collect garbage over the weekend.

This is presently causing sleepless nights and serious concerns for the management staff of the company who explained the resultant situation.
The Operations Manager Sheku Gibril Sesay and the General Manager of the Freetown Waste Management Company Tamba Charles explained that they inherited 520 cleaners from the GTZ/Klin Salone programme.

Mr Sesay said that when they took up office on the 1st February 2008 they realized that government had budgeted only 56 million Leones for a month and one hundred and forty eight (148) million for the first three months (1st quarter), whereas the running cost they inherited was one hundred and twenty one (121) million Leones a month.

This included the cost of 520 cleaners and the 11 trucks, 2 tippers and 9 compactors which had to be fueled on a daily basis and repaired.

As a result, they explained that they had to meet with the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs who took the matter to cabinet, and later they all had audience with President Koroma requesting his executive order to increase the budgeted 56 million to the 121 million real running cost. Mr Sesay said the President approved and signed to give effect to the increase.

It was now left to the Deputy Minister of Finance Momodu Kargbo and the Deputy Director of Budget Mr Jah to release the 121 million Leones so that the Company could fulfill its obligations.

Mr Sesay and Charles say they have been trying to get the monies released but they have not been successful, which is why the 520 cleaners have not been paid for the month of March some 14 days since the Month ended.

Attempts to get the Deputy Minister Momodu Kargbo to respond to the allegations on mobile number 030-209-350 proved futile.


Subject: Re: Freetown smells as … 520 youth cleaners go on strike
From: Soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 02:08:52 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.94

Message:
The Freetown Waste Management Company (FWMC) has to show its abaility to manage the waste in our city. The company should not do anything that takes us back to the "diry days" of Freetown. At this point, we are not going to express dismay on the performance of the company concerned as it is just in the offing but at the same time we have to sound serious alarm that all decent Sierra Leoneans cannot sit idly and watch their capital city rated as the dirtiest in the world.

The heads of the FWMC should do their timely assessment and evaluation on the management cost and expenditure before it is too late. Otherwise they will have no one to blame if we start to vent our anger on them.

So be advised and warned!


Subject: Ryan Giggs Sierra Leone connection
From: Madingo man
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:29 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.99.19

Message:
Apr 13 2008 by Tim Lewis, Wales On Sunday

WELSH football legend Ryan Giggs has revealed his anguish at years of torment at the hands of racist school bullies.

The Manchester United superstar has revealed how vicious youngsters taunted him with sick racist jibes because his father is black and his grandfather comes from Sierra Leone.

Ex-Wales skipper Giggs started as a pupil at Moorside High School in Salford, Greater Manchester, after being personally recruited to United by Sir Alex Ferguson.

But his footballing abilities didn’t stop other children picking on him because his father Danny Wilson – a successful former rugby league player – was black.

Giggs declared: “I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. At my school there weren’t that many pupils with different backgrounds.

“We didn’t have many Chinese, Indian or black kids, so I mean it wasn’t as if you could go and maybe talk to other youngsters who might be your mates.”

Less than two years after leaving Moorside a 17-year-old Giggs was making his debut in the first team against Everton at Old Trafford.

“I was a quiet, shy person but what I should have done is tell the teachers and my parents.

“If I could go back in time, I would have done things differently.”

At 34 he is old enough to remember some of the horrific chants black players had to endure in the football league and says he has the utmost respect for those who had to go through it.

In an interview with the Big Issue, in which he talked openly about the problem, he said: “Players like Viv Anderson, who was the first black player to play for England, and Paul Ince, who became the first black man to captain England, are role models. So too is John Barnes.

“I can recall when he had bananas thrown at him while playing for Liverpool against Everton.

“These are the players and individuals who have made the Premier League and English football what it is today.

“But the fans have also benefited because the Premier League is so cosmopolitan.

“Every country, every religion and every background is more or less in the Premier League. You can see all these different players so people get to accept others for what they are.”

While racism has virtually disappeared from the English game, there have been shocking incidents on the continent in recent years.

Several England players were abused during a friendly game against Spain in Madrid back in 2004 and Manchester City’s Nedum Onuoha was subjected to abuse when England Under-21s played against Serbia last year.

There are now major fears for the European Championships, due to be held in Poland and Ukraine in 2012. Warsaw club Legia Warsaw are currently banned from Europe because of the shocking racist chants and violence of some of their fans.

As an ambassador for the Show Racism The Red Card Movement, the Cardiff-born winger is confident football will soon be rid of the problem.

Giggs added: “Hopefully the anti-racism message is getting through and these countries and cultures that aren’t used to seeing different races and people from different backgrounds are getting the message.

“I hope in 10 years’ time we’re hardly ever talking about racism.”


Subject: Allieu Iscandri's tel #
From: The Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 13:36:17 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 192.64.157.56

Message:
Can someone please get me Allieu Iscandri's telephone numbers............


Subject: Re: Allieu Iscandri's tel #
From: M. lieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 16:04:08 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
send me mail at aiscandari@aol.com


Subject: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: Biographer
To: All
Date Posted: 12:42:18 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
A Question of Content of Character and Track Record: The Case of Bockarie Stevens.
4.13.2008
FREETOWN: THE NEW PEOPLE CORRESPONDENT: On Wednesday, Mr. Bockarie Stevens' letters of credence were formally accepted by the United States government officially beginning his tenure as Sierra Leone's ambassador to the most powerful democracy on earth. This imposes on us the responsibility to closely examine our representative's history and commitment to the principles of freedom, democratic governance, probity, and personal conduct. Born in Moyamba, he was raised as the ward of Sierra Leone's Siaka Probyn Stevens, an autocratic and repressive ruler whose name is printed in infamy for his kleptocratic and predatory leadership which left the country's economy in shambles, banned political plurality by declaring a one-party state, and oversaw several mass executions and brutal killings of officials, political opponents, students, while forcing thousands more to flee the country. This is the legacy that the new Sierra Leone ambassador grew up with and knows very much.

Early Role:

Bockarie Stevens was a founding member of the APC Youth league, a political militia whose record for thuggery, political intimidation, arson, and wanton killings of Sierra Leoneans is firmly etched on the minds of Sierra Leoneans. He was involved inthe imprisonment of a number of students protesters, and he was frequently seen armed with an automatic pistol in the company of an infamous and ruthless APC paramilitary militia, he Internal Security Unit (ISU). He led raids on protesters and political opponents of his uncle, Siaka Stevens. He is believed to have played a major role in providing information that led to the arrest, torture, and illegal imprisonment of leading trade unionists advocating for better working conditions and pay in a worsening economy, including Mr. Kabia. He was equally dismissive when tough questions were asked of him about his uncle's repressive politics. Asked whether he felt remorse about brutal killing of the Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone who had disagreed with Siaka Stevens on several fiscal management issues, Bockarie Stevens is reported as saying "the man is dead; leh wi talk bot orda tin ya" (The man is dead; let us talk about something else." Bockarie Stevens served as national secretary general of the APC political militia as secretary general of the APC national youth league. This is the man who is the face of our new democracy and the representative of that democracy to the most powerful democracy.

Track Record

It would seem that Bockarie Stevens has been appointed mainly because of his affiliation with Siaka Stevens (a man, President Koroma has said he admires most). They were both in College and graduated in 1977. His career record does not recommend him favorably at all. Bockarie Stevens was to enjoy the perquisites of patrimony and nepotism immediately after graduation as he took up an executive post with Sierra Fisheries - one of several mafia businesses owned by Siaka Stevens and Jamil Sahid Mohamed, who was a major sponsor of Lebanese Amal Shiite fighters and had very close links to Hezboallah. Ernest Koroma was to be employed later that same year in the insurance branch of Jamil Sahid Mohamed's mafia businesses and eventually rise in and take over the business after a bit of Ekutay gerrymandering. But this is the background to the new ambassador. At Fisheries, he was known to have accumulated tremendous ill-gotten wealth. He changed vehicles for fun; ferreted women to tourist spots the world over, and lived in personal luxury as most Sierra Leoneans suffered tremendous privation under APC misrule. Bocakrie Stevens' questionable professionalism was evident in his serial liaisons with women, including Fisheries staff (married and unmarried). In fact, he cannot point to any single, concrete or other achievement during his 11 year tenure of office at Fisheries. He refused probity and he was thought to be probably very corrupt judging from the massive discrepancy between his personal lifestyle and his wages.

After the death of Siaka Stevens, Bockarie Stevens became very vulnerable under President J. S. Momoh's rapid northernisation and ekutayism. In order to avoid a major financial scandal, J. S. Momoh appointed Bocakrie Stevens as ambassador to Guinea with accreditation in Cape Verde, Mali, and Guinea Bissau. He stayed in this position until the APC government was overthrown by the army in 1992.

After the overthrow of the APC government, Bockarie Stevens abandoned his diplomatic post and fled to London where he sought and received political asylum and temporary residence. While in London, he worked with Newham Council on The Children's Society, Refugee and Homelessness Team where his line of work was to provide "support, advice, advocacy and social activities for young refugees between 14 and 19." At the same time, he pursued further education toward his MA in east London. He was a "team member" of the Refugee and Homelessness Team - meaning that he was one of the ordinary staff members who would be asisgned to treat specific cases for refugees. Frustrated in the last 6 years by the seemingly dead-end job, Bockarie Stevens started drinking heavily and in London party circuits, he would normally be seen drunk of half-drunk mouthing off unmentionable obscenities about anything he deemed unacceptable.

This is the man of "impeccable character" who has presented his letter of credence to the leader of the free world; this is the man who will be presenting the acceptable face of our democracy and good governance and decency in our country.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: AFP news
To: All
Date Posted: 18:02:39 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 36-66-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.66.36

Message:
newpeopleis till lying in the gutter. I think the nonourbale ambasador can win in a court of lw if he decides to sue the author. It is a lie. The gentleman never worked at Fisheries.If my memory can serve me right, he did a valuable job at Port.
newpeople is form people who think one tribalisitic waay. when their ngor is not in power, all hell loose.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: Saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 16:19:40 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: proxy2.messagelabs.net at 216.82.251.227

Message:
I pray that the ambassador drags you to court for scandal and libel.Please Mr Ambassador don't leave such a nasty accusation like that.Take this idiot to court who is not only attacking you as an individual but the Sierra leone ambassador.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:51:12 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
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The past creates the present!! I met HE Bockarie Stevens in 1999 at an evening meeting at the House of Commons on matters affecting Asylum Seekers and Refugees. At that meeting he spoken passionately about what was affecting our country and its displaced people.

From my recollection and my assessment of him, then - he was hoping that change may come to us and those that are the causal stimulants may atone. He spoke as a fine man and indeed I pray he continues this new change in his new dispensation.

Yes, my father suffered under the hands of his patron but that does not make him an enemy for me to put or cry down. We all grow and mature in faults and errors. HE Bockarie is not a man that brags about thus making him different from many in the new administration.

"Our doubts are our traitors, they make us loose the goods we often might win by fearing to attempt" (Ed Burke). Bock has done his game - let him have the stage!

Let us give our brothers and sisters in the APC the chance to make amends to what their patrons make have overlooked that caused untold sufferings on our people.

I graduated with masters in both Foreign policy and Diplomatic Practice at reputable institutions in the UK. My party (SLPP) could not even encourage us to help contribute in the development and improvement of our bi and multi-lateral relations. To this day, we are helping other nations. A handful of a minority of my type were discouraged from thinking of providing any form of support/assistance to our beloved land. I praise the APC for trying to improve their kind; and I pray they will work towards bridging the past that has created this present atmosphere of hate and blame.

HE Bockarie, my contribution in congratulating you is to do what you are charged to do and hold no grudges against anyone. The stage is now yours - yesterday it was us and what did we do? tell me friends!!

dispensation the influx of Sierra Leoneans


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: alternative thinking
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Date Posted: 10:44:58 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: nicoleconsult@hotmail.com
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You have said it all, When the APC is in power, they care and look after their own kids. For the SLPP, they marginalised their own kids.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: chez Winakabs Europe
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Date Posted: 16:48:36 04/15/08 ()
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It hurts to see that you sacrifice your youth in furtherance of a belief in
an ideology that the purveyors of such ideology treat the ideology with
recklessness and contempt. Our SLPP elder believed that they will not
die or grow old and only their immediate bloodline are to kowtow.

Today you see what the APC is doing to their close knits - they make
sure they educate them and try to help them work towards advancing
themselves and their ideologies.

Any sensible SLPP member/supporter who is honest to him or her self
will tell you that our party (the SLPP) carries the most discriminatory
apparatus in their fold. I know of so many young boys and girls who
sacrificed heir all to follow us - today they are left in shame - no
support mechanisms to help them prepare for what is to come. A sad
thing to believe in something that others who are in the lead do not
really believe but their selfish interests.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: SLAJ
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Date Posted: 13:39:43 04/14/08 ()
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I bet you were a suckling child too young to prove or see Ambassador Stevens lead raids on protesters and political opponents of his uncle, Siaka Stevens as you claim.....Of course when the Ambassador was in his youth,"bobi bin day nar you mot en snut full up pan you nose ya"

...
My advice to you Chnez is to Beware of Libel and Slander!...dar man nar Ambassador nar USA im pen get weight leke bullet en big broder able finger you anyside you day nar de world on im behalf.....


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 15:38:35 04/14/08 ()
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...."I bet you were a suckling child too young to prove or see Ambassador Stevens lead raids on protesters and political opponents of his uncle, Siaka Stevens as you claim.....Of course when the Ambassador was in his youth,"bobi bin day nar you mot en snut full up pan you nose ya"....

I think from the above quote, it is clear that you're much much older and if thats the case, then I beleive the best people to plan for the future of the present generation are younger ones.

It is rather sad, during your hay days things took the direction you described. But we, the younger generation must be given the chance to plan our future and that of our country. Every human being have a past and that which is not devoid of mistakes, if we take for instance, the ex-president Kabbah, he was allegedly found guilty of malpractices and was banned from holding any public office in Sierra Leone. But a few decades later he became a reformed man and subsequently the President of Sierra Leone.

So if what you outlined about this man is true, that may also be count in his past but who knows the man could now be a completely reformed person. But it is good to know the biographical background of those entrusted with public offices as long as are not based on political malice.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: Confused
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Date Posted: 14:12:59 04/14/08 ()
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So what's the libel? That he is the cousin of the former president Siaka stevens?

that he was the secretary of the APC youth league which was known for political violence?

that he worked at Fisheries

that he is a womaniser?

that he worked for Newham in UK and did a masters at East London?

that he used to get drunk at London parties and abuse people?

You guys have to draw the line, sometimes.


Subject: Re: Meet the New SL Ambassador to the USA
From: Kabs Kanu
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Date Posted: 14:10:02 04/14/08 ()
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Bucky was not even on the campus that day but what do you expect from people who make their living by selling lies ?


Subject: YOU ONLY ADMIRE BOCKARIE STEVEN BECAUSE OF BEEN APC
From: okdok
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Date Posted: 13:53:03 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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This guy lived at low cost housing estate for sometime and later bought a house on the new road by St Heline Sch.His life i know really is not to represent Sierra OUTSIDE


Subject: Re: YOU ONLY ADMIRE BOCKARIE STEVEN BECAUSE OF BEEN APC
From: AL. KHAN
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Date Posted: 10:30:43 04/15/08 ()
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IS Cocorioko going by the rules?
Two weeks ago I wrote a piece about (water quay)but by mistake the headline was in caps. The entire piece was deleted in less than few hours. The headline I am replying to is written in caps. and is still up since the 14th of april. I have notthing bad about the person that wrote the piece. Is just when you do one thing to another you should enforce it to all.
thnx.


Subject: Re: YOU ONLY ADMIRE BOCKARIE STEVEN BECAUSE OF BEEN APC
From: Elitist
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Date Posted: 14:28:40 04/14/08 ()
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Who says you have to be an ELITIST to become Minister or Ambassador of Sierra Leone? Did some of your past ministers(like most of us)not hail from similar villages with mud huts that did not have proper sanitation?...
What makes your party different?


Subject: I GUESS HE KNOWS BOCKARIE STEVEN BETTER THAN KABS
From: okdok
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Date Posted: 13:09:10 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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Great life history of someone.Kabs do you really know Bockarie Steven rather than been APC?


Subject: The "New SLPP" wants to recruit Dr Charles Curtis-Thomas
From: Breaking news
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Date Posted: 12:16:24 04/14/08 ()
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SLPP Leaders Should Quit Now!
By Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Apr 9, 2008, 19:12 Email this article
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I have known Honourable Ibrahim Bundu (a.k.a Bo School) of the ruling All Peoples’ Congress (APC) for over ten years now. He is quiet and does not much like the limelight.

He prefers to operate from the background but make no mistake about his political skills. I have watched him grow from a hesitant young man deliberating about sacrificing his stable life in the USA, leaving his wife and kids behind; all to enter the unstable world of politics in Sierra Leone. His sacrifice was even more poignant when it is taken in light of the fact that unlike the recent JC politicians who landed into a fait accompli situation, Bundu left America in 2001 to become a member of an Opposition that did not stand a chance in the 2002 Elections.

Today, he is one of the most powerful politicians in Sierra Leone but you will rarely see or hear him. He practices a type of politics that is quiet but deadly in its precision. One just needs to see how he floored his elder brother, Dr. Abass Bundu in the last elections to realise we are dealing with a politician par excellence in Hon. Ibrahim Bundu.

What he did yesterday in Parliament was technically correct but morally wrong and grossly unfair to the current Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) MPs. However, in politics, like in war, all is fair… I submit that it was the fault of the SLPP to have not seen through the Sine Die adjournment for what it was until it was too late. I also submit that if the SLPP had not been politically "fast asleep" over the last few months, there is no way they would have been muscled and bullied like it happened to them yesterday.

J.J. Saffa, U.N.S. Jah and Momoh Pujeh can deny all they like but today’s SLPP is the sleepiest opposition this country has ever seen. They are so laissez faire that they make democracy BORING. So boring…

This brings me to my point for today. The opposition SLPP needs politicians with the mindset, skills and savvy of the likes of Ibrahim Bundu in their fold right now if this Nation is to make any headway in the practice of the kind of democracy that we all would aspire towards. It is not enough to call a press conference and grumble and grumble about how you have been bullied. Oonar Hush Ya Oh… But what next?

I doubt if SLPP knows what next to do! The present crop of SLPP leadership both inside Parliament and on a National Level is quite frankly, LOST. They are LOST and have no idea as to what direction to take. Victor Foh once told me tongue in cheek that he was offering to teach them how to make themselves more viable. I submit that what is needed is not really a Victor Foh but a fresh crop of dynamic, forward looking, fast-paced, radical set of intelligent, hi-tech, YOUNG Opposition Politicians. They do not even have to be loud. Is Ibrahim Bundu loud? Nope but he is efficient! The country needs a radical, fast-thinking Opposition to keep the ruling APC on its toes and out of "trouble".

All what the SLPP needs is a few Ibrahim Bundus. The SLPP needs Men and Women who are born politicians and are ready to make the sacrifice to enter the wilderness of Opposition to make a Change in this land. But does the SLPP have such people of timber and calibre in its midst? And if we wait until November 2008 to find out, will the SLPP not have been bullied and suppressed even more into a state of fatality that will be difficult to heal from?

There has been too much lackadaisical handling of the affairs of the SLPP. Yesterday’s brazen discarding of the SLPP’s Private Members Motion was a carefully orchestrated strategy by the likes of the savvy Ibrahim Bundu. I submit such a needless technical defeat of the SLPP MPs’ position should serve as a wake-up call to the SLPP General Membership that their leaders are too sleepy for the Party’s good.

Secretary General J.J. Saffa and Chairman U.N.S. Jah should immediately realise that they are LOST and do not have any more moral authority to lead. They should call for a National Convention as soon as possible.

And whilst at it, I am calling on SLPP MPs to replace Hon. Momoh Pujeh with someone like Hon. Elizabeth Lavalie or Hon. Bernadette Lahai. Your Constituents who elected you into office deserve better than what Momoh Pujeh is offering.

If you leave the sleepy Momoh Pujeh as your Leader in Parliament, you are betraying those who elected you and by 2012, those who elected you in will remove you at the Ballot Box for giving this Nation a sleepy Minority Leader when vibrant alternatives abounded.

SLPP deserves more.

Sierra Leone deserves more.

We deserve more than this kind of ‘water-wash’ democracy we are wallowing in!

Solomon Berewa did the honourable and right thing by quitting the leadership when he was called upon to do so and it is high time J.J. Saffa and U.N.S. Jah showed some honourable muscles on their political bones.

Saffa especially should be honest enough to admit that though he is loyal and means well for SLPP, he is overworked and thus unproductive!!

J.J. Saffa is the National Secretary General, J.J. Saffa is the Publicity Secretary, J.J. Saffa is the Organising Secretary, J.J. Saffa is the Spokesman, J.J. Saffa is the this and J.J. Saffa is the that. Saffa cannot sustain this multiple roles until November 2008.

Call a National Convention now to save SLPP and by extension, save Sierra Leone’s democracy.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: The Gongorli Report is Rubbish
From: John E. Leigh
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Date Posted: 12:04:22 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
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This piece in the RUF gongorli ninjas rag sheet about the situation with the SLPP Opposition in and out of parliament is much ado about nothing. And there was nothing spectacular about recent display of Hon. Ibrahim Bundu political skills or his APC parliamentary tactic that Ms. RUF gongorli worwor is boasting about. However, that wicked ninjas woman knows that some of us Sierra Leoneans are simple-minded and will accept written matter at face value.

Here is my own take on the situation as I know it to be.

First, APC Hon Ibrahim Bundu defeated SLPP Dr. Abass Bundu simply because of party preference in their constituency and not because Ibrahim is smarter or more skillful or tacticum than Abass. For your information, APC won everywhere in Port Loko District in August 2007 and would have done so in 2007 - with or without the Bundus! And if they had switched parties, current winner would have been the loser!

Second, the APC parliamentary tactic that RUF fake Dr. gongorli worwor mercilessly raved about is nothing fancy or the product of superior technical parliamentary skill at all. SLPP’s parliamentary error was a minor procedural one brought about by inexperience and unfamiliarity with parliamentary prodedural rules.

The matter in question involved a private member motion. Such a motion should be submitted to the Office of the Clerk of the House beforehand, not to the Speaker, for it to be copied, circulated, tabled, debated and voted on. The MP in question did not follow this simple procedure. So his motion was not accepted for debate at the time he wanted it debated. Now MPs know what needs to be done in the future.

Third, neither Hon. Momoh Pujeh nor Chairman UNS Jah are asleep at their posts at all. I visited both of them recently. My own assessment is that Mr. Pujeh is trying hardest to succeed but woefully lacking in resources. So is Alhaji Jah. Moreover, most of the SLPP MPs are freshmen MPs, some new even to the difficult City of Freetown and some are so new they are not yet familiar with Parliamentary Rules of Procedure. Mr. Pujeh has taken the lead in providing the necessary training of his MPs in this area.

Meanwhile, Mr. Jah has set up a constitutional review committee and is looking for funds to rebuild the party
still reeling from disastrous leadership.

Fourth, we should all understand where that ninjas woman Dr. fake is coming from. First, she is a closet bitter rebel still fighting the RUF war against me personally by misusing her newspaper with bogus propaganda of lies and fake quotes.

More importantly, she is the print media attack, lying bulldog for the ex-insider SLPP faction still seeking to retain its leadership of the SLPP despite the fact they it squandered a 70% majority popular vote win in May 2002 to a disgraceful 38% vote defeat in August 2007 to the APC.

From 84 seats in the previous parliament, SLPP is now down to 43 seats in the present parliament, the result no doubt of bad leadership determined to rule or ruin.

In my view, the current tactic of this ex-insider faction’s leading personalities, most of whom are transplants from other political parties, is to continue to fool SLPPers with misrepresentation, deceit, deception and money. Such a tactic is not sustainable. What these career politicians should understand is that SLPPers and the voters of Sierra Leone are aware of their governance record of corruption, incompetence, tribal favoritism, secretiveness and vindictiveness and wish to move away from such a horrible heritage.

During their incumbency, Both Messrs. Jah and Pujeh were two of their victims. Jah was sacked as a deputy minister. Pujeh was sacked from the cabinet and railroaded into prison on bogus charges and got freed only upon appeal merely because he correctly called to attention (i.e. he pointed fingers at) the drifting of SLPP away from it core principles of good governance.

Under the ex-insider leadership, bad decisions piled upon bad decisions that were grounded mostly on corruption, favoritism, libelous media attacks and vindictiveness and which produced incompetence, failure, party split, unpopularity and international disrespect, distrust and opposition. But they refused to listen, believing until the bitter end and beyond that they can fool sufficient numbers of voters to win again.

Well, they did not and were, and are still, shell-shocked. Now they wish to get back in power using the same attack paid and lying ninjas bull dog; the same deceit and the money they corrupted to encourage SLPPers to make decisions contrary to the party and the public interest.

So when you read reports in that ninjas rag sheet about SLPP reformers like Jah, Pujeh and the young SLPP Opposition MPs, please understand the above background and the fact that all such reports are self-serving erroneous, lying reports.

Please note that the 2-year term of the present SLPP National Executive Council (NEC) expired in September 2007 but given the situation then, elections for a new NEC could not be held. A tentative date for the election of a successor NEC is set for November 2008. Meanwhile, a constitutional review process is in the works to democratize party decision-making, minimize vote-buying and prevent reliance on rubbish superstitious oaths or threats ala Makeni.

Readers should also be aware that the ex-insider SLPP group completely marginalized the elected NEC officers during the entire campaign by concentrating campaign decisions at the Lodge in Wilberforce and channeling money and other resources only through insider relatives and cronies who were in turn duped by fake support groups pledging bogus loyalty in exchange for loads and loads of campaign money.

I am also told that insiders and their cronies are still holding party money and using such funds for their personal benefit such as opening shops, paying for international travel and sponsoring candidates in the forthcoming local government elections.

Thank you for your kind attention. - JL


Subject: Re: The "New SLPP" wants to recruit Dr Charles Curtis-Thomas
From: The Nationalist
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Date Posted: 13:37:02 04/14/08 ()
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I also heard that Sylvia Blyden has started lobbying seriously to join APC just to be getting those juicy contracts that have been eluding her.She travelled all the way to Makeni to talk with the President's Special Assistant, Sylvanus Koroma . De titty smart. I am just sorry for the SLPPers thinking that they have got somebody to blow their horns for them. You better start looking for another propandist.


Subject: Re: The "New SLPP" wants to recruit Dr Charles Curtis-Thomas
From: APC Pekin
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Date Posted: 14:05:04 04/14/08 ()
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You are delusional to believe that Sylvia Blyden is not APC..Sylvia is a Born Bred APC pekin.....Big APC Bomber

Her grandfather Solomon Pratt is one of the few founding APC members still alive..and her father Babatunde Blyden is a reknowned APC fixer.

Sylvia was only sucking up to SLPP because they spared her from the indignities metted out to her associates like Sankoh,Johnny Paul,Golley and Issa.

Watch my words,Sylvia is coming home soon bigtime maybe with a cabinet appointment and don't be shocked.



Subject: Re: The "New SLPP" wants to recruit Dr Charles Curtis-Thomas
From: Komba
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:52 04/14/08 ()
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i know Sylvia's dad very well. he lives very close to me here in lower sydenham. he is a fine gentle man that commands respect. he is apc to the core and has never changed. i woun't be suprised if she returns to her roots, the apc, were she belongs.


Subject: Re: The "New SLPP" wants to recruit Dr Charles Curtis-Thomas
From: Bo Sylvia lef we bo
To: All
Date Posted: 15:44:41 04/14/08 ()
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Stop posting with different monikers to justify your desire to join APC.It is not for anything but the contracts.U think money is everything in this world ?.Go ahead and leave us be.


Subject: THATS TOTAL BOLONY
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 13:49:51 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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You must be kidding but not her.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Angry Youths Denounce APC Candidate
From: Dirty Box
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Date Posted: 12:05:47 04/14/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: Angry Youths Denounce APC Candidate



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Concord Times (Freetown)

14 April 2008
Posted to the web 14 April 2008

Ibrahim Jaffa Condeh


Angry youths Friday went berserk after the announcement on the All Peoples Congress radio station (Voice of the Rising Sun) that Cerena Francis of 13 Zainab Drive Aberdeen Ferry Road has been awarded the symbol to run as counselor at Ward 391.

The irate youths who think Francis did not deserve to be given the symbol. This led to a violent demonstration, as the youths say she is not the choice of the people in the ward.


Eyewitness Aruna Rogers said about 11:30 pm on Thursday there was an announcement on the APC radio declaring Francis as the winner ahead of the elections slated for July 5, 2008.

"A group of angry youths went on the rampage to protest against the party's decision. The youths said Francis is not the people's choice and started making road blocks, held cutlasses and sticks for a possible showdown," he said.

He explained that as the situation escalated some of the youths went to Francis's house pelting stones and sticks at the house.

He observed that residents in the neighborhood also suffered from the violence as the youths also sent stones on their houses roofs, lovas and steel windows causing serious damage to property.

Rogers said many in the neighborhood have flown to other areas for fear of intimidation by the angry demonstrators.


Francis on her part said she managed to escape the violence with the immediate intervention of the police.

She said she wanted to make a formal complaint to the police but she has been advised to wait for police investigation.

Francis said her vehicle with registration number ADJ 362 was heavily damaged by the youths.


Subject: In Sierra Leone,APC Shames Democracy
From: Dirty Box
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Date Posted: 11:59:58 04/14/08 ()
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In Sierra Leone,APC Shames Democracy!! :2 women strip NAKED in support of Samsumana
By Our Correspondents
Apr 14, 2008, 14:30 Email this article


The last few days in Sierra Leone have left the ruling All People’s Congress basking in an ignoble glow of infamy as their supporters have undertaken actions that have left the Party reeling from the bad publicity thus generated. From Lumley in the West of the capital to the seaside resort of Aberdeen to the Hills of Congo Cross all the way to the diamondiferous Kono, it has been a brazen display of shamelessness and rudeness by supporters and partisans of the APC.

It all started with a fracas over the award of the party symbols to aspirants wishing to contest the upcoming July 2008 Local Government Elections and it ended with an amazing display of rudeness and thuggery on the streets of Kono that saw women take off their clothes and display their stark naked bodies on the main streets of Kono in what they claimed to be a show of support for the Vice President, Chief Sahr Samuel Sam-Sumana.

One of the first victims to taste the bitterness of her APC partisans’ rude rage was the sitting Parliamentarian for Lumley, Hon. Salamatu Turay who had to be escorted to safety by police officers amidst a barrage of vile, offensive words that were hurled at her and her maternal line. Words akin to what is locally known as ‘Mammy Cuss’ were freely uttered against the poor lady whose only crime was to have attended a Lumley APC Party Meeting where it was alleged that she was supporting one aspirant over the other.

Even as the dust was settling down on the Lumley rudeness, another even worse event occurred; this time a few miles away in the seaside resort of Aberdeen.

The Aberdeen community and its environs were scenes of upheaval and unrest on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th April respectively when APC youths of Ward 391 in Constituency 111 went on the rampage in protest over the award of the APC symbol for the forth coming Local Council elections slated for July 2008 to Councilor Selwina Francis who they crudely referred to as a "political prostitute".

The disgruntled APC youths barricaded the Aberdeen Road Junction at night and set tires and garbage bins ablaze thereby preventing pedestrians and vehicles access to the highway. According to them, Selwina Francis was a member of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) under which she became councilor in 2004 Elections but later moved to the PMDC during last year’s elections, and now has switched her alliance over to the ruling APC.

According to the youths, Selwina did nothing to improve the community during her tenure as councilor of that ward. They are also accusing her of having "bribed" Victor Foh and Hon. Kallawa, their Parliamentary representative as well as use her family connections with J.E. Laverse to get awarded the APC ticket. The angry youths are reportedly in support of one Victor Lumba. They therefore decided that the best way for them to express their democratic right to oppose Selwina was by utter rudeness and by setting huge bonfires alight in the streets and even mobilizing themselves with petrol to burn down Selwina Francis’ house in the area.

With the timely intervention of the police headed by one Inspector Jobe however, the poor lady’s house was saved from being gutted with fire and the situation was put under control and some arrests were said to have been made. Even as calm was restored, the very next morning, fighting broke out again in the Ward and there was even some gunfire reported in Aberdeen as everyone fled from the market area for dear life down towards the Wharf area. Many arrests of the rioting APC Partisans were made and this was confirmed by OC operations, ASP Bangura attached to the Congo Cross Division. He said 15 people are presently helping the police in their investigations.

As if that was not enough, another uproar occurred at the Congo Cross residence of Hon. Ibrahim Sorie from Kambia when a group of irate APC supporters exchanged heated words over the awarding of the APC symbol to a person they termed as an unwanted man for a certain Ward in the Kambia District in Northern Sierra Leone.

A guest at the Hill Side Valley Hotel which is near the residence, recounted to Awareness Times that he could not sleep the whole night because of the fracas and bar room brawl kind of language his ears were subjected to by the APC activists who took over the entire neighbourhood with their "rudeness".

However, the event that climaxed the entire last few days of shame has been the total intolerance of the APC towards the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) holding a meeting in Kono two days ago on Saturday April 12th 2008.

Youths believed to be APC party thugs on that day attacked SLPP members in the city of Kono in broad daylight. SLPP Members of Parliament including party stalwarts from across the country were in a meeting at the Kumba Satta Memorial Centre when at the close, some hooligans stormed the premises and pelted stones at them and as the SLPP members fled in panic, they were chased out of town by not only cutlass and knives bearing APC partisans dressed in red but by an astonishing sight of women who had undressed themselves. Many of the women wore only pants on but two of the women actually undressed themselves to their bare skin with absolutely no clothes on. They stood on the main highway just after the big Cotton Tree next to the Rokel Commercial Bank in Kono and proceeded to display their naked buttocks and their private parts which naked buttocks they turned upon anyone wearing green or SLPP paraphernalia.

Shamelessly, these women were loudly telling anyone who wanted to listen that they were doing this to show the extent to which they were prepared to go in support of the sitting Vice President who is a son of the soil in Kono.

These women who were in the company of cutlass wielding thugs who harassed and intimidated SLPP supporters in Kono were seemingly angry that the SLPP Meeting called by the seven SLPP Parliamentarians and the SLPP Councilors brought out a bigger crowd of Kono people than the one which came out in support of VP Sam-Sumana less than a month ago.

Although they had to flee Kono for dear life, the SLPP MPs were very pleased with themselves at the turnout for the Meeting. Many of the fleeing MPs and other Party Leaders called up Awareness Times on the telephone

The essence of the meeting according to Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai was to thank the people of Kono for their massive turn out in last year’s general elections to vote for the Party. They also used the occasion to admonish party supporters in the district to be law abiding and remain steadfast in their resolve to see democracy thrive in Sierra Leone.

"In as much as they should respect the government of the day, they must not forget to stand for their rights and also protect the interest of the SLPP. That was also the reason we convened the meeting," Hon. Lahai stated in a telephone conversation she made from Kono as she was fleeing.

According to Hon. Eric Komba Kodeoyoma of Kono, at about 3:30pm when the meeting was about to end, some rag-tag boys started pelting the departing delegates with stones. "Even though we were earlier informed that some misguided individuals had intention to disrupt our meeting, we were not expecting any attack because it was not a clandestine gathering. Besides, we had notified the police ever since for this day," Hon. Kodeoyoma intimated over phone. Asked whether any damage was done, the Honourable had this to say: "Yes. Some people sustained injuries and Hon. Tunduneh’s vehicle was badly damaged". He however said that the police put the situation under control at the Hall by throwing tear gas canisters to disperse the mob. "They wanted to resist the police but they were not given chance. Whenever they mustered themselves in to a group, they were repelled from the Kumba Satta Hall. It was only after we have left the Kumba Satta Hall that they had a chance to attack our supporters along the main streets which led to the closure of shops," he revealed.

For his part, Hon. Fasuluku especially deplored the indecent act of hooliganism that has resurfaced.

"We thought that the APC has changed with the so much talk of attitudinal change by the president, but it appears APC of yester years and today are the same," adding "We are really worried that democracy may be reverse. The APC is shaming the democratic culture that the country has inherited from the SLPP."

Other MPs from Kailahun and Kenema all denounced the incident.


Subject: Sierra Leone: PMDC Publicity Secretary May Resign
From: Minister
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Date Posted: 11:59:00 04/14/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: PMDC Publicity Secretary May Resign



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Concord Times (Freetown)

14 April 2008
Posted to the web 14 April 2008

Rachel Horner


National publicity secretary of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) may resign if the party's leader Charles Francis Margai refuses to withdraw claims of tribalism he recently made against the All Peoples Congress (APC) in Kenema.

Mohamed Bangura's threat to resign was apparently prompted by Margai's statement that the PMDC fought against the Sierra Leone Peoples Party government because of the suppression meted out on Sierra Leoneans but regretted to say APC was practicing tribalism.


"And we supported the APC in the runoff election so that they can put an end to tribalism. I regret to inform you that we have not achieved that goal yet. It seems tribalism has now raised its ugly head in our society. If you are not from the north you have no credentials for appointments," Margai is reported to have told party supporters in the eastern province.

Sources close to Bangura suggested that his leader's statement could put a knife into that which has held executive members of the party together for the past years.

Bangura is reported to have demanded the leader to justify his statement as the PMDC is made up of members from different tribes in the country drawn from across the country.

Without this justification, it is reported that the mouthpiece of the party, Bangura, has threatened to resign his position.

A senior official within the party who prefers anonymity told Concord Times that the party was aware of the tribalism being practiced by the ruling government. "we are not pleased with the way the APC is running the country. We didn't agree to make it public but rather sit with the government and sort it out quietly," he said.

He noted that SLPP should be shouting about it and not the PMDC. He also revealed that the APC's tribalism phenomenon has spilled bad blood between the APC and the PMDC.


He revealed that members of the party in the diaspora are not pleased with Margai for making such statements after his praise singing for President Ernest Bai Koroma at the presidential debate ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2007.

Meanwhile, efforts to reach both Bangura and Margai proved futile as they are out of the country.

However, Concord Times visited the party's headquarters on Hannah Benker-Coker Street but could not get party executives to comment. What is certain is the fact that a meeting has been slated for second week in May to settle the matter amicably.


Subject: Protest against Acting Chairman of Council
From: Sierra express
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Date Posted: 10:09:03 04/14/08 ()
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Protest against Acting Chairman of Council
11 April, 2008

Sierra Express, Freetown

Protest against Acting Chairman of Council

The three aspirants for the Chairmanship of the Western Area Rural District Council, namely Mr. Nat Lamin, Councilor Abu Bakarr Bangura, Mr. Moses Y. Conteh and the community elders. are protesting against the imposition of a candidate of the western area rural district council according to a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the APC Symbol Award committee, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, and the Commissioner of the National Electoral Commission.

According to them, on the 3rd April, 2008, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon. Victor C. Johnson, and the Deputy Minister of Finance, Hon. Momodu Kargbo, presented Mr. Alhassan Cole allegedly who is not having a voter I.D. card and having not voted during the past parliamentary and presidential elections as the sole candidate for the chairmanship of the Western Area Rural District Council. Hon. Victor C. Johnson is accused of flagrantly negating the presence of two aspirants for that position - Mr. Nat Lamin and Mr. Moses Y. Conteh after having met and disclosed their intention to him in his office and residence at Waterloo.

They wrote him a letter of application for the position of chairmanship in the Western Area Rural District Council and they further said they were educated and competent personnel to head council rather than Alhassan Cole, who is alleged to be corrupt and incompetent.

Presently, the people are ready to prosecute Cole to the Anti-Corruption Commission, (ACC), for the embezzlement of council funds at a sand mine at Sugar Land at Goderich area in Freetown.

According to unconfirmed sources, His Excellency, the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is against the involvement of Hon. Johnson and Hon. Momodu Kargbo in this corrupt practice that will smear the image of the party.

Alhassan Cole has already awarded himself the party symbol, the red sun by printing T. shirts, banners and logos, proofs of evidence snap shots.


Subject: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: John Kargbo
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Date Posted: 10:04:01 04/14/08 ()
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Solomon Caulker Hall, one of the halls of residence at Fourah Bay College, seems to be producing more national VIPs than the other halls.

President Ernest Koroma, Balogun Koroma, Bockarie Stevens, etc of the current APC regime are some of the hall's past students.

In the immediate past SLPP regime there was also a handful of VIPs too.

In the private sector Solomon Caulker Hall can boast of CEOs and other highly placed leaders, as well as in the international arena.

Can past students from other halls name their VIPs in national and other spheres?

Kabs, you must have been in Bai Bureh Hall. Am I correct?


Subject: Re: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:36 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 72-58-108-97.area3.spcsdns.net at 72.58.108.97

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John, I am also a very proud product of Solomon Caulker hall,FBC. Let us try to raise funds to help the present students of SOLO.


Subject: Re: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: John Kargbo
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Date Posted: 10:30:49 04/15/08 ()
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That was nice of you,Alpha. We should help. You are a true alumnus. I can still recall your activism as a student.


Subject: Re: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: Balogun Admirer
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Date Posted: 12:37:11 04/14/08 ()
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Is this the Logus who as DO, stole money during APC days meant for the construction of the Koidu road?

Is this Bockarie Kortu Stevens of Fisheries who stole so much that Momoh sent him as ambassador to Guinea?

These are not Sierra Leoneans to be proud of, buddy.


Subject: Re: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: The guy next door
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Date Posted: 20:16:06 04/15/08 ()
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I am trying so hard to refrain from commenting. Your facts or I should say delibrate fictions are twisted, You got the part of him being appointed as Ambassador to Conakry right, but that of him working and Embezzling funds? not so sure. Bockie never worked for Fisheries. His cousin small Bockie worked at Fisheries and he (small Bockie) was never appointed an Ambassador. Therefore, I can only conclude that you do not know the man and your claim is out of malice and envy. He worked for the Ports authority if that helps.
Trust me sir, I speak with high credence.


Subject: I VERY WELL KNOW LOGUS FLED THE COUNTRY{VOUCHERGATE SCANDAL
From: okdok
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Date Posted: 13:12:10 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
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He is a wounderful arata


Subject: Re: I VERY WELL KNOW LOGUS FLED THE COUNTRY{VOUCHERGATE SCANDAL
From: Man pikin
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Date Posted: 13:32:16 04/14/08 ()
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Yes. This is the same old Logus that certain people are singing praises for. I pray that God will save Mama Sa. Leone from the Logus Koromas. However, we the people of Kono are still waiting for Logus to make moves for the rehabilitation of the Kono-Masingbi road.


Subject: Re: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: Ariogbo
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Date Posted: 10:57:00 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
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Solo Bombers:
Dr Harold Roy-Macauley
Prof Sheik Kamarah
Dr Kayode Robin-Coker
Dr Sulaiman Maladoh Bah
Mr Fonnie -SLRA
Dr Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley
Fen Plaba
Pat Sheriff
Dr Jere' Cline-Bailey
Dr Herbert A. Wilson-Jones
Dr. Rodney King
Prof Jimmy Kandeh
Minkailu Jalloh
Archie Taylor-Johnson
Edmund Kelfa-Caulker son of the former Principal of AA
Joy Atere-Roberts(Taylor)
Osric Johnson
Rev Prince Decker
Rev Dr Con Mereweather-Thompson

During our days in the 70's and 80's, a student entering with passing GCE A-level grades was assigned to the Solomon Caulker Hall.(block A for the males). A draw is subsequently taken to redistribute the rest of the students.

I don not know about Rev Kabs, but his brother Mags-Kanu was in Bureh.


Subject: Re: Solomon Caulker Hall, FBC, Has Produced More ........
From: dbangura
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Date Posted: 21:16:50 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: sbangura@optonline.net
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Dauda Bangura, who wrote article on His Excellency, also from Solomon Caulker Hall.


Subject: Compare our records..
From: Us vs Cocorioko
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Date Posted: 09:30:48 04/14/08 ()
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New People writes objectively sometimes about the APC government and when they criticise, they give facts and figures.

Eg.1 Sam Sumana claimed that the transitional report indicts SLPP for corruption; New People puts the transitional report for everybody to read.

Eg2. President Ernest Koroma Claims that he is the one responsible for the Kenema-Koindu Road. New People presents the contract and loan document to prove that the SLPP is responsible for the road. BADEA director comes to Sierra Leone and says that SLPP is responsible.

Eg 3. President Koroma claims APC is responsible for completing Bumbuna. New People says it is a lie. New People presents World Bank report that states that 95% of Bumbuna had been completed by SLPP and SLPP had also secured funding for the rest of the 5%

Eg. 4 APC claims there will be no cut back in army; New People presents exact figures. Some months later, APC acknowledges that it will cut down army.

Eg. 5. APC claims no pardon for Wanza; New people says that Presidential pardon is on the way. But APC denies it. Some months later, Wanza pardoned.

Eg 6. APC claims that the economy under control and no price increases; New People says that rice price will hit Le120,000 mark and inflation will get worse in March. Who is right?

Can I go on? I don't wanna waste my time because I know Kabs Kanu will be deleting this posting.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Eddie Grant
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Date Posted: 16:37:30 04/15/08 ()
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The truth is both the SLPP supporters and the Rogue New People lacked human ethics. They always cry about SLPP started this, secured funding for that whenever it becomes aparent that the APC is making huge strides to develop the country.

Aren't they ashamed of being in power for 11 years without completing a single project? all they boast of is we started this and that. The APC is less than 8 months in power let alone compare 11 years and we're seeing completion of a few projects, why are SLPP and the Rogue New People scared now? oh I know why, its simple they're doomed to fail miserably in the next elections because the masses only recognize those who complete things rather than those who started.

The reason for the SLPP initiating projects is simple, it looks good on the donors as they will consider it as resources are being directed to the right channel, when infact the motive behind it is corruption. Most of the contracts executed by the government to start certain projects are for the benefit of those involved and not the country. Some of these contracts carries huge amount of funds than the actual cost, so the more projects initiated by the SLPP government the more commision that is available to satisfy government officials. So it looks legitimate in the eyes of the donors as it is on hard copy. Who can dispute that a certain project cost less than indicated by the government? when there is no means of independent assessment for these projects.

Before you dispute, please give me one single project completed by the past SLPP government and where possible the actual cost.

The Rogue New People claimed that the SLPP left a hefty $500million, even if that is true they lacked objectivity the SLPP received £1.7billion so throughout the 11 years in power all they could managed keep is £250milliom where's the rest? or did they not generate any revenue at all apart from the donor funds?

It is a big shame for these heartless, Rogue New People to continue to hit the drums of praises for the SLPP who miserably failed the country for 11 years.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: neutral one
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Date Posted: 13:16:10 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: neutralone@msn.com
Entered From: gate3-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.43

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both news papers to me tilt one way or the other. this is all part of democracy. we as readers should be objective and read what both sides have to say and decide. but i wish sierra leone would have a newspaper or radio station that does not favor either party. do we have any of those? it would be nice though if we had a news paper that gave slpp and apc equal treatment. does objective journalism. and the editors challenges the writers to make sure they confirm their stories.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Statistics
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Date Posted: 11:10:39 04/14/08 ()
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You need to revise eg.3 ...because when Siaka Stevens and C A Kamara Taylor began the Bumbuna project in 1974,Tejan Kabba was a fugitive wanted for implications by the Beoku Betts Commission....and miles away from the presidency of Sierra Leone.

What percentage do you know was complete or incomplete at the time SLPP resurged in 1996?


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:16:25 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Zilch! The folks were preoccupied with 'looting and burning'.The Railway was systematically removed and sold.Everything was up for grabs.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Kabba-PP
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Date Posted: 12:23:14 04/14/08 ()
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That does not answer his question which i believe was an explanation of the state of Bumbuna when your Kabba-PP assumed rulership of Sierra Leone......

If you were in Kono .."Dem Woman dem for butu pan u for you borku rudeness!


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 11:06:42 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
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Baby SLPP is bored with his cry-baby elders.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Tamba Moiwo
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Date Posted: 09:59:48 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
New Pepople beats Cocorioko hands-down for objective reporting.Most if not all the Stories are sourced and professionally reported. Reports and comments/opinions are kept seperate.

Londg may you continue to report.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: The Nationalist
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Date Posted: 11:38:21 04/14/08 ()
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Message:
Tamba Moiwo is sick. As a truly nationalistic Sierra Leonean, do you mean what you are saying ? The New People is a disgrace to journalism. All those deliberate lies and false alarms ? You are not fit to even compare yourself to Cocorioko.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Pssssssssssst!!!!!!!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 11:55:43 04/14/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Why are some of us so allegic to the truth?

Where is our christian and Islamic heart when it comes to been fair.. objective.. and call things by what they are..

Why do we do so much harm to ourselves, our communities, our country and our world from dawn.. and come DUSK.. we kneel down and attempt 5 prayers.. ?? Or sundays we hold the big bible.. ??

Should God just spit on us and say.. ye hypocrites of men.. instead of fishers of men..?
Are we doomed on that day at jahanama's gate..?

Candidly speaking.. mankind is such a shame..


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Tamba Moiwo
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Date Posted: 11:43:10 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
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'The Nationalist ' is unwell. Whip round please and lets send him to a Rehab for the overly challanged Korophiles.


Subject: Re: Compare our records..
From: Labo
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Date Posted: 09:41:38 04/14/08 ()
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how many times today are u going to post this misleading self-bato. post your fool record, not slanted boasts


Subject: Transparency
From: Real Reality
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Date Posted: 09:21:20 04/14/08 ()
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Ernest Koroma: Beneficiary of Corruption & Intrigues in Sierra Leone or a centurion for an old APC clique?
By Saidu B. Turay, Ph.D (USA)
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I consider myself a member of the APC, and I still believe in the core ideals of the APC. But I do not believe in a leadership that continues to deceive the people of Sierra Leone with pretences that it is unblemished. I also do not believe that the APC leadership should make grand promises which it knows it will not fulfill in four years.

For this reason, I consider in this article, some particulars about the background of APC leader, Ernest Koroma who is, coincidentally, my second cousin from my mother’s side and who also taught me at St Francis in 1976-77. I do this because I believe that honor resides in how a person presents his/her integrity.

Ernest Koroma has been going around telling people that he is unblemished, he is new, and he is a successful business man. But the facts are that he is not new, he is as blemished as the rest of the foul lot, and he has gained ascendancy in the APC because of intrigue, manipulation, and intimidation. For me, Ernest Koroma lacks credibility, and cannot be entrusted with the leadership of that country at this time.

A Murky Background of Intrigue: RITCORP and Jamil Sahid Mohamed

I was a solid admirer of the young and smartly dressed Ernest Bai Koroma when he had just graduated from Fourah Bay College at the stunning young age of 23 and teaching us at St. Francis. But beneath that veneer of decency, I was soon to discover a murky underworld of personal indiscretions and compromised integrity.

I will not speak about his personal life because there are way too many dirty things to reveal and my purpose here is to focus on Ernest Koroma, the politician.

This was 1977 – the year of radical student militancy against the corrupt and dictatorial excesses of the APC. But that was the year that Ernest Koroma opted to cozy up to the APC leadership that was looking for its next generation of leadership praetorians that would protect the dastardly legacies of the corruption, bad governance, and the mass executions of some of the best northern Themne intellectuals and leaders like in Dr. Sorie Forna, Bash Taqi, Brigadier John Bangura, and several others, as well as the flight into exile of Dr. Karefa Smart.

Just after these pogroms, Ernest Bai Koroma, my cousin, voluntarily joined the APC and was drawn into an emerging Limba inner circle from the Bombali area. This special interest group which would later wreck the APC and Sierra Leone was to later become the “e-i-kute.”

I had nothing against the emerging Limba group because, (to be totally honest), I personally gained from their nepotistic practices by getting a foreign scholarship ahead of more deserving Sierra Leoneans simply because of my connections to the Limba inner circle. I will not name names because some of the people are family members who are my benefactors. But let us focus on Ernest Koroma.

For the APC, 1977-1978 was a period of political consolidation in Sierra Leone. Siaka Stevens had removed foreign oversight of the Sierra Leone economy, declared Sierra Leone a one-party state, and indiscriminately used the Internal Security Unit (ISU) paramilitary force to bludgeon all opposition into submission. In the face of all of this, Ernest Koroma quietly joined Siaka Steven’s maniacally destructive political project.

At this time, Siaka Stevens and Jamil Sahid Mohamed were looking to establish a Sierra Leonean hold on economic interests like the fisheries, diamond mines etc. This is when the young, impressionable Ernest Koroma was recruited with the traditional APC largesse of a managerial position in RITCORP. As Jamil Sahid’s personal protégé, he was used by the APC to displace the Indian chief executive of RITCORP.

It is credibly alleged that he cooked financial books to not reflect the large payments he made into Jamil Sahid Mohamed’s personal accounts at various banks that I will not name here. For Ernest Koroma’s alleged dishonest services, Jamil Sahid and Siaka Stevens replaced the Indian owners of RITCORP and promoted Ernest Koroma.

But this Jamil Sahid honeymoon would not last. Ernest Koroma was again at his manipulative best. With the ascendancy of Major General Momoh, the ekutay clan in which Ernest Koroma was a prominent member had started placing a stranglehold on political power at the expense of the Themne constituency of SI Koroma that had sacrificed most to keep the APC in power. Well, what did we expect?

Ernest Koroma was to continue this later when he totally sidelined and excluded Themnes from prominence in the APC even having the gall to appoint an unknown young man from Kono in spite of advice from the Themne leaders of the APC (who I will not name here). I was privy to some of those conversations here in the USA when Ernest Koroma was here on tour.

I am a family member of the late Dr. A.K. Turay whose silence or contemptuous laughter about Ernest Koroma always said a million words. He never trusted Ernest Koroma, and he would always say that Ernest Koroma is more destructive for the APC than anything.

Having captured political power in 1985, the Limba core set about installing the Limba praetorian guard in strategic places. One area of wealth gathering was the Risk insurance and management business at RITCORP. The Limba core wasted no time in displacing Jamil Sahid Mohamed and even framing him with a coup plot.

There is reason to believe that Ernest Koroma was aware of this set-up, and he benefited from it by being appointed overall boss at RITCORP. The idea had been that with Jamil Sahid out of the way, proceeds would be shared among the three key parties – who I will not name in this article because two have passed away, and one of them is a close family member.

With this history of aligning his loyalties with cliques and special interest groups, I was not surprised to hear complaints from Mr Adikali Kamara and other APC bigwigs like Uncle Birch Conteh, Uncle Eddie Turay, Uncle Yambasu, and others that Ernest Koroma had tried to use his supposed clean boy image to illegally appoint a National Advisory Council that would rubber-stamp his leadership. This is APC at its worst. This smiling con-man who hides behind the veil of decency has been neck-deep in dirty APC politics since he graduated from college and has gained from the corruption, bad leadership, and malaise that resulted in a brutal civil war. This man was part of that group that brought our country to its knees. How he can present himself as clean just beats my imagination.

He is either assuming that Sierra Leoneans are very gullible. No wonder Dr. AKT refused to re-join the APC after he returned from exile in London. He knew Ernest Koroma very well, but could never trust him. The senior APC leadership has simply buried the hatchet, but they do not trust Ernest Koroma and his rhetoric.

The man has just recently shown his hand again by appointing an unknown running mate who cannot even sing the APC party song very well. Ernest Koroma’s ungratefulness and lack of integrity shine through that again. He completely ignored those who have committed their entire lives to working for the APC for someone who is alleged to have bribed him on behalf of a foreign mining company.

Well, fellow countrymen, THE DANGER BEGINS ON AUGUST 11 IF YOU ELECT ERNEST KOROMA.


Subject: Re: Transparency
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:28 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: smtp.trugreen.com at 199.191.74.20

Message:
Reality, it will do you much good if you were to denouns you citizenship while EBK is at the helm. I am not sure what you intend to fix by posting this irrelevant piece. EBK is in power now and he is there for the full term except in the higly unlikly event he gets himself impeached. That said, we must respect the office he holds, belive in him, stand firm behind him ask intelligent questions, get the opposition to stay awake and function as an opposition so our country and its people can realise properity.

The gratutious info. you posted is good for campigning, my friend we are well beyond that time. Patriotism is what we seek not fued. Sounds to me like you are envious and asleep. Well, God gives us what we need not what we want. Move on brother, move on... your claim is not warranted, we need hope not stark nonsense.


Subject: Re: Transparency
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:39:20 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Bo go lap! We need to know of the integrity of the President. Have you not ever heard that George Bush(serving US President)was a substance abuser and a a drunk? Whats so sacrosant about EBK? Its a fact he was an 'unreliable' chap in his Student days.Whilst the bulk of his colleagues stood by to challenge APC, he kowtowed to their excesses.

He colluded to milk our resources--being Jamil's errand boy and personally benefitting from the corruption that engulfed APC. He has no right to tell our People how squeaky clean his life has been.We have a right to question his integrity--Whats wrong with you?
Saidu Turay has served his conscience well by telling it all.He is an insider and this letter reminds me of Albert Margai's prophecy about Siaka Stevens-To wit " If you invite dis man for 'it na two an ee go use'.As it transpired, the man used every part of his anatomy to distabilise our Country.
True to his manipulative streak, EBK has begun to yarn a catalogue of lies--from the campaign days -about the incident at that Motel in Bo and the arrest of Slyvia Blyden.He allowed the false impression to be created that an assasination attempt was made on his life--that drains his integrity hugely.


Subject: Re: Transparency
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 11:13:11 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: smtp.servicemaster.com at 199.191.74.20

Message:
Great!Mr. "Service man"(go lap dae) the rest of us will continue nurse optimistic hopes about his leadership while you can spend your life informing us why he is a mis-fit for the job he was elected to by the majority.

What good is that infomation know?

99% of the time are needs and wants are the same regardless of race or origine; however, we spend all are time lamenting on our diffrences which is but a spec of the whole.


Subject: Re: Transparency
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:12 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
You can continue to be a prisoner of hope and wallow in your illiteracy.

If you do not know the use of that information,tote you trobul go Kalangba.


Subject: Re: Transparency
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 18:20:58 04/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
It takes one to know one (iliteracy). Please give the meaning of iliteracy and show me how I fit the bill?


Subject: Re: Transparency
From: The Pope
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:40 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: mckeldinb-76.umd.edu at 129.2.18.76

Message:
This was the article that Dr Curtis-thomas posted that led to him being banned!


Subject: and it came to pass
From: And it came to pass
To: All
Date Posted: 09:04:43 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 35b-170.umd.edu at 129.2.18.170

Message:
SATIRE
GET THE HUMOUR OUT OF IT ALL ON COCORIOKO

... Dont miss it. Visit Kabs Kanu's Cocorioko and laugh your sides out today (especially that picture with Kabs-Kanu wearing an oversized suit). And whilst you are there, peep into the Cocorioko Forum, give yourself a fake name and write anything nasty that you wish to write about someone you dont like or envy. Dont worry. It is allowed there. Kabs-Mariama Kanu-Massaquoi does it all the time. Writes and heaps praises on himself a dozen times a day using fake names whilst insulting good people.(awarenesstimes)


Subject: If only Alpha Khan can emulate SAJ Musa's free kick.......
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 08:29:40 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:

I remember some years back when the NPRC overthrew the 'democratically' elected Momoh government a lot of sycophancy from hardcore opportunists prevailed.From the media to the apprentice on the truck or poda-poda tailboard came all the fake praises and eventually an undemocratic take-over became a revolution!

During the reign of those infamous khaki boys one of the guys who refused to kowtow was a brave journalist called Chernoh Ojukwu Sesay of the Pool newspaper.He was the hardy critic who gave the khaki boys sleepless nights. There was a time when SAJ Musa got so much upset that he went with his entourage to the newspaper's office. On entering the journalist's office guess what happened! Chernoh was sitting conveniently on his rotating chair without giving a damn to SAJ Musa's presence who had expected to see a timid and frightened man. Much to his anger and frustration and sensing scare tactics will not work, SAJ ordered his men to drag the journalist from his seat which they did at the speed of light. SAJ blew his mind and warned the journalist to back off. The guy was so arrogant and fearless that he vowed keep on writing what should be written with the astonished SAJ Musa looking on with loss of words.While the journalist thought he had gotten away with his arrogance, little did he know what SAJ Musa had in mind.As he turned to make for his seat with his back towards SAJ came the surprise! SAJ Musa gave him the biggest free kick ever on his buttocks so hard that sent him sprawling on the floor like magic! When SAJ made a second move the guy was shouting and importuning like mad. Since then he desisted from writing anything critical of the NPRC.
Actually it was not the kick that made the news but the kind of boot SAJ Musa wore for that occassion.His army colleagues intimated that it was a battered and old pair he kept in memory of his days as a private struggling soldier.

If we are still in those dark old days I would have advised Alpha Khan to do the same on Neville and with his old platform shoes he left under his bed at Lokomasama. But alas! Things have changed! Neville will surely get away with it! Thanks to freedom of expression and protection of journos' rights.
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Subject: Re: If only Alpha Khan can emulate SAJ Musa's free kick.......
From: jackal
To: All
Date Posted: 12:10:21 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: epa@gmail.com
Entered From: at 198.89.160.22

Message:
SAJ never did. Na hackeh for lie pan die man.


Subject: Re: If only Alpha Khan can emulate SAJ Musa's free kick.......
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:07:38 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Maybe you nor bin day Freetown NPRC time.
You were one of those who ran like hell out of the country at the first shot of the war with your tail between your legs. Contact those who have been arround and you will get volumes enough to write a book.
Boy da mende boy dae SAJ bin hate Ojukwu because nar temne en een bin ready for kill am.


Subject: Re: If only Alpha Khan can emulate SAJ Musa's free kick.......
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:46 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Ojuku continued to write until he ran to the Gambia where he was deported to Sierra after writing articles that does not go down well with the President


Subject: Re: If only Alpha Khan can emulate SAJ Musa's free kick.......
From: Curious
To: All
Date Posted: 09:18:25 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
So where is your hero SAJ Musa now?


Subject: President is deceiving the People
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:51:22 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
SLPP Had Already Financed the Kenema-Koindu Road, Kabala Water-Supply Project Etc- So Why is President Ernest Koroma Deceiving People in Kenema and Kabala?

The visit of the Director of the Arab Bank for Development in Africa (BADEA), Mr. Abdelaziz Khelef, has drawn sharp focus on recent posturing and claims by the APC government that it is singularly responsible for programs currently sponsored by BADEA. On the contrary, it has emerged that President Koroma's pronouncements have been deceptive. The former SLPP government acquired all the BADEA funds for the Kenema-Koindu road, the Kabala Water Supply project, the rehabilitation of Njala University College, the Hillside Bye-pass Road, and several other projects. In addition, as a result of approaches from the former SLPP government, BADEA also made significant financial commitments to finance funding gaps for the Peninsular road. All of these revelations lend credence to claims by the former SLPP Finance Minister, Mr. John Benjamin, that the former government left more than US$500 million dollars of funded projects from water-supply projects, road development, and also infrastructural development such as the Kenema-Koindu road.

Of specific interest to The New People was the Kenema-Koindu road project. In a recent visit to Kenema, the press secretary to the President, Sheka Tarawallie reported the President's comments thus:

The President however said agriculture would not practically develop without good road infrastructure. He said the Masiaka-Bo-Kenema road construction would soon be completed, and would go on to Koindu in Kailahun. He said the estimated cost is $110m and that government has so far secured $30m. "Before the end of the year, I am committed to getting the road to Kailahun through so that I’ll not find any difficulty again in visiting the Kailahun Court Barry," the President said to a tumultuous laughter from the crowds.

Evidently, nothing can be further away from the truth that the APC government has secured the funds for the Masiaka-Bo-Kenema road and the Kenema-Kailahun road. The buffoonery of not even acknowledging the source of funding has now come to haunt the President with the visit and presence in Freetown of the Director General of BADEA who has emphasised that his visit is meant to observe progress with funds provided by BADEA in response to the former SLPP government's development initiatives.

The New People can now authoritatively provide the readership with the full information as provided by BADEA in order to disprove the deceptive public lies being peddled by the APC Government and President Koroma in particular in regard to the source of funds for the Kenema-Kailahun project.

Instead of peddling half truths and untruths about what the APC government has done, the President should acknowledge in the interest of transparency and integrity that the SLPP government's initiatives were progressive and that the SLPP government left all the funding in place for all of those development projects including the Bo-Masiaka-Kenema road, the Kenema-Koindu highway, the Bumbuna Hydroelectricity project, the Kabala Water Supply project, the Peninsular Road, the Hillside Bye-pass road and all other such development projects.

Perhaps the president needs to be focused on what he has done with the shipload of rice received from Libya while people are going hungry every night.

_________

6- Beneficiary Country : Republic of Sierra Leone

Project’s Name : Kenema – Koindu Road Project (Section : Kenema- Pendembou

Estimated Project Cost :

The total project cost is estimated at US$ 60.48 million.

BADEA’s Financing :

A loan of US$ 10.00 million (16.54% of the total project cost), to be repaid over a period of 30 years, including a grace period of 10 years, and with an annual interest rate of 1%.

Other Sources of Financing :

OFID (US$ 12.50 million); Kuwait Fund (US$ 10.00 million); Saudi Fund (US$ 10.00 million); Islamic Development Bank (US$ 10.50 million); and the Government: (US$ 7.48 million).

Project Descr1ption and Components :

The project consists of the following components:

Civil Works and Ancillaries: which includes increasing the width and the shoulder of the current road for a length of 86 km with 6.7 m width and 2 shoulder with 1.5 m h, providing the base, sub base and paving and rehabilitating the storm water structures and traffic safety and protection of environment.
Land Acquisition,
Consultancy Services: to prepare the feasibility study and detailed design and tender documents prepared in 2006 and financed by Kuwait Fund
Consultancy services for supervision of constriction.
Project objectives :-

The project aims at supporting the regional trade between Sierra Leone and Republic of Guinea and Liberia. The project will remove the traffic congestion due to bad conditions of the roads in the south eastern part of the country, connect and integrate the area with the agriculture and mining producing regions with the markets. The project will also reduce passengers and goods transport cost, operational and maintenance cost, facilitate traffic flow and improve safety all over the year and facilitate the travel of the people to the health and education services in addition to its contribution in poverty alleviation in the zone where the road is passing.

Project’s Implementation:

The physical implementation of the project is scheduled to start in mid 2008 and end by the end of 2010 (30 months).

Executing Agency :

General Director

Sierra Leone Roads Authority

Fax No.: 232 22 222346



Subject: Re: President is deceiving the People
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:51 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-226-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.213

Message:
Baby SLPP is feeling bored of his cry-baby elders.


Subject: Re: President is deceiving the People
From: Bombshell
To: All
Date Posted: 08:04:29 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
Wow. This is a real bombshell. The President telling lies about getting funds when the SLPP had already got all $60.8 million of funds for the Kenema-Kailahun road? So where is the empty kitty that the SLPP left?


Subject: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Pedro da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:31:20 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Where are the cry-babies? Now they will not shower praises on EBK for appointing a southerner to the most powerful nation in the world instead they are waiting for a northern appointment to start flapping their parrot beaks.Seems their 'northernisation' claims are aimed at forcing EBK to southernise all important appointments.I hope EBK will not fall prey to their evil strategy.


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 07:28:53 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Pedro da Cintra,.your knowledge of history is non-existent or you are plain dumb and do not understand the politics of patronage.

"shower praises on EBK for appointing a southerner"
Is the South not part of Sierra Leone.Besides, Bockarie is the Son of that Kleptocrat Siaka Stevens and was in College with EBK(AKA Lamina Poyo).And given the latter's admiration for Momoh and Stewvens, Bockie's appointment comes as no surprise.
What one prays for is the Good Lord to keep watch over him and hopefully make him a teetotaller.It would be a very unsightly thing to see our esteemned Representative slushed over his Car steering and dragged out by NYPD boys and girls.

"EBK to southernise all important appointments"
Northernising these 'important appointments is of no consequence--so carry on EBK and do not forget your 'Bulli'.


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:18:18 04/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Cry-baby don't transform yourself to the worst carricature the world has ever known by questioning my knowledge of history and politics. Ask me about Salone politics from day one and I will tell you from Bai Bureh to EBK.

It does not matter if Bockarie is a nephew or son of Pa Siaki what matters is he a southerner who has been appointed and not a northerner which had been your critique. Don't make yourself a myopic dumbass by trying to evade or dodge the main point of my posting.


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:59:52 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-247-81-188.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.247.81.188

Message:
Tamba, let us forget about where Amb. Bockarie Stevens comes from ,let us talk about the fact that this is not his first diplomatic assignment and that he had failed to justify the confidence reposed on him many times.
If president Koroma was really serious about appointing people with a clean record in public service, he would not have appointed Mr.Stevens.
Those who know Amb. Bockarie Stevens will agree with that he is morally bankrupt to represent our country in the free world.
I believe he was appointed only because he was raised by Papa Siaki and president Koroma assured us(during the campaign) that he will take the country back to the dark and tyrannic days of his greatest political mentor, ex-president Siaka Stevens.
I pray for the day the entire membership of the APC will be ready to put the interest of our beloved Sierra Leone above the interest of their party.
I want to hear the people of God say-- AMEN.


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 15:11:35 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-161-180-177.range86-161.btcentralplus.com at 86.161.180.177

Message:
Hard times and bad conditions do not favour beauty - Alpha, in all honesty show me a true and honest man in our Sierra Leone today - name me ten!!

We lack vibrant citizens to tackle the ills that affect our society. The disunity amongst even the so-called patriots makes a murky ground. Our only hope is the young minds of today - the aged minds, for niw, have to do with serious rehabilitation processes - that is what is happening. And until we instil in the young minds that what we did yesterday was wrong - Sierra Leone remains a land without honourable and noble citizens. I have hope - hope that will see the young minds of today do things differently for tomorrow's Sierra leone. This hope is well preserved in me.

APC does not own Sierra Leone - they are mere guardians accepted by all to see us grow to see the next parliament. We the people, must watch them with positive eyes and help them understand that we are watching them. Negativity begets negative outcomes.


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Broke Heart
To: All
Date Posted: 12:34:17 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: rrcs-24-105-140-105.nyc.biz.rr.com at 24.105.140.105

Message:
You have a big problem ..you seem to find fault in anything Earnest Koroma does or say..without good reason.......but the truth is that you will have to deal with the man for a very long time..

So if ee Hart you go jomp over ferry or go drink carbolic...becus di pwell hart jus begin!



Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:54 04/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-177-209.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.177.209

Message:
LOL...LOL...LOL..LLOOLL>>>


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Protege
To: All
Date Posted: 05:54:40 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
A nephew of Siaka Stevens is your idea of a representative and professional regional balance? Are you serious that Boackarie Stevens' posting as ambassador balances out the 95% northern appointments to ambassadorial posts?


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:36:33 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: soribabureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.94

Message:
To me, let Ambassador Stevens be from any tribe or section in the country. The most of all he has got the job and therefore, he should work for the development of the nation, Sierra Leone.

Brothers and sisters, enough is enough! The country has to be moved foward by nationals of expertise and not on regional or tribal line. We have to support any criticism levied against any top state position without competency given as a priority. Failing to do so, the state is doomed to a devastating collapse.


Subject: Re: Is Ambassador Bockarie Stevens a northerner or a Temne?
From: Protege
To: All
Date Posted: 05:08:18 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
A nephew of Siaka Stevens is your idea of a representative and professional regional balance? Are you serious that Boackarie Stevens' posting as ambassador balances out the 95% northern appointments to ambassadorial posts?


Subject: Democracy vs Citizenship and Economic Identities
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:25:32 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: c-71-224-30-180.hsd1.pa.comcast.net at 71.224.30.180

Message:
In keeping up to my promise of postings my views on democracy and group identity, this is the second of many to come on this very important topic. The first group identity to be analyzed is the citizenship identity. So many democratic scholars have identified social citizenship as one essential facet of group identity. It may initially seem that citizenship as a democratic category cannot create any problems to democracy; however, this vision is deceptive. Social welfare and social citizenship as group identity are problematic for democracy as long as they are difficult to restrain and to cooperate with. Social citizenship is often misinterpreted: it is taken for granted and presupposes total inactivity of its participants and representatives; yet social policies in democratic context rely on the personal lifestyle decisions.
In their title piece Cultural prerequisites to a successfully functioning democracy: a symposium, Griffith, Plamenatz & Pennock argues “We all know that the industrial age has brought with it specialization, and that this specialization has divided men into various economic groups – labor, industry, finance, the professions, agriculture, and others – and that these great groups are subdivided, sometimes sharply so, into all sorts of sub-groups”
Another group worth talking about is the economic group identity which is also problematic within the democratic context. These problems are encountered as soon as these groups tend to pose their insistencies onto the government agenda. These groups together form what scholars traditionally call public opinion. Simultaneously, they view government interventions as the most effective tool for improving their economic welfare. RM Smith also argues that economic group identity as expressed through various smaller groups is a problem for democracy as it finds it possible to pressure the laws for promoting their limited interests. In my opinion, democratic regimes do not possess efficient means of overcoming these pressures as they risk losing their public support as one of the major democratic foundations. Moreover, in their striving towards promoting their economic welfare, these economic groups definitely lack altruism. It is understandable, that even in the democratic atmosphere of free speech, free media, and free economic groups, lack of altruism is the determinant of democracy’s failure as agued by E. Said in his 1991 work title Identity, authority, and freedom.
If you are interested in this topic, please post your feedbacks and check back for more as i intend to post other idetity problems tomorrow.


Subject: Re: Democracy vs Citizenship and Economic Identities
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 00:16:51 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.102.226

Message:
Sampha I hope you are not trying to replace Dr. C. Curtis Thomas on
this forum. Your articles are just plain boring. I am not trying to
discourage you, but I think you need a class on summary. This will
help you get rid of unnecessarily lengthy paragraphs. It also helps to
plan an outline of what you want to write. For now your points are all
over the place. Try to add more life to your writing


Subject: Re: Democracy vs Citizenship and Economic Identities
From: Sanpha Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:53 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: olalajunior@aol.com
Entered From: rosen_pclab15.esu.edu at 204.235.161.125

Message:
Mr. Reality,
Point of correction in the first place, I am my own person or man. I'm not replacing no one nor do I have a motive in doing what I do. Sir, my postings in this forum are in my real identity I have nothing to hide nor do I write under a fake literally name. Sir before you start criticizing please pronounce yourself to the entire forum. Your Behavior Mr. Reality is very old, primitive and very contagious. We must quit this type of negativity to move our country forward. I have no qualms to what you post please don't destroy the good intentions of Cocorioko ... Please Please. I have no idea who Dr. Curtis is. The next time you want to post please watch your mouth and again my name is Sanpha Kamara not a writing name. God bless those who provide us the opportunity to express our views in this forum again thanks to Cocorioko.
I have nothing against sir, Mr Reality just a warning.
Regards


Subject: Re: Democracy vs Citizenship and Economic Identities
From: Real Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 04:23:51 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Boy if you are not interested just simply ignore. I don't think any forumite has being irritated by Sampha's postings. The guy is a student who is fond of informing people of what he studies at the uni and at the same time also displaying materials for his term paper so relax and enjoy his postings with some popcorn and a coke or Big Mac or don't read them at all as according to you they are boring. I will also start posting all my engineering notes all over the forum.Kool, huh?


Subject: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 19:33:19 04/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:
Consider this a long-overdue appeal to the Editorial Board of Cocorioko to encourage this newspaper to practice responsible journalism.

We have been assaulted far too long by potentially good articles in your newspaper that have unfortunately been tinged with ill will, obvious spite, and at times what can only be described as hatred, towards the previous Government.

Of course, newspapers have a right to be biased: no two newspapers can view the world through the exact same prism, just as no two readers will interpret a story in a newspaper the same way; obviously, there should be a divergence of viewpoints in the media.

However, no matter a newspaper's worldviiew, it is compelled by journalistic ethics and good business sense to practice responsible and courteous journalism.

Regrettably, Cocorioko constantly fails in this arena -- ironically, failing to practice what it so liberally preaches, if its incessant whining about conduct by other newspapers is anything to go by.

I do not wish to bore the forum with a litany of complaints, but just over the past few days, I have read articles that were needlessly discourteous to, among others, the former Vice President of Sierra Leone, Solomon Berewa, former Sierra Leone Ambassador to the United Nations under the SLPP, H.E. Sulaiman Tejan-Jalloh. That is simply unacceptable and contrary to the spirit of good journalism.

Lest, the Editorial Board think otherwise, let me assure you: You do not need to discredit the previous Government or denigrate those who served during its tenure in order to sing your praises to the new Government.

Nor do you need to sacrifice truth (as you did so effortlessly in one of your praise articles in which you repeated the Vice President's bald contention that the SLPP "left an empty kitty" )in your quest to prop up the new regime.

Given that your newspaper is run by, among others, a Man of the Cloth, I suggest you follow the example of Pope Benedict, whom, as I read just today, on the eve of his visit to the US, is that rare leader who has no qualms about recognizing the achievements of a predecessor. Nota Bene: I did not say venerate or adulate, just acknowledge.

In the event you fail to grasp the import of all of this: You do not need to have a bogeyman in the SLPP to report favorably about the APC. Praise all you like; the readers are sophisticated enough to separate the wheat from the chaff. It's just that it's getting a little nauseatingly tired.

Trust that you will do the right thing and make a Pope proud. Now that's a feat.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: ABC
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:49 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: rrcs-24-105-140-105.nyc.biz.rr.com at 24.105.140.105

Message:
ITK,

Your posting was discussed at length during lunchtime at stop press, and one local pro government journalist labelled you an ingrate, alleging that your entire family made it to the US by way of APC patronage?


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 11:13:14 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-226-213.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.226.213

Message:
So damn true!


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 01:35:44 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Paddy nar way you drink bonga head soup.

Raising a serious issue is one and bootlicking is another.The rate at which you SLPP guys bootlick that party is the most unprecedented in living memory.

And did I hear you say Kabs should follow the footsteps of Pope Benedict? May be you are a blind or myopic catholic who see everything holy in the most controversial pope the world has ever known! Remember his remarks against the muslim Prophet? No pope has ever done that and no leader from any other religion has done that against any other religion.He has set a very bad precedent for which he should be excommunicated!
Please save Kabs from controversy,give him a long break, he is one of the best journalists you can think of.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 05:39:33 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-68-44-34-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 68.44.34.38

Message:
Kabs, You are older than me so I presume you knew back in the day the role the unity newspaper headed by Sam Metzger played during the SLPP days in the sixties. Did anyone read the article when Kabs said something about the money SLPP proclaimed they left after billions of dollars & euros were donated to Sierra Leone? What is wrong if he publshed a rebuttal by the VP. Rev take am easy, Ogbo say we go fen den wan ya we don eat 2 ship res.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 20:45:50 04/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Posted by KABBS KANU on April 13, 2008 at 20:43:53:

In Reply to: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko posted by ITK on April 13, 2008 at 19:33:19:

If even the Devil were to come down today and start saying that some of you are targetting COCORIOKO, believe it or not, he will sound credible for once. Why are you people so obsessed with what Cocorioko writes but say nothing about the malicious lies in the NEW PEOPLE and the inciting articles in AWARENESS TIMES ? Doesn't this sound bizarre and silly ?

Look here, mister, we have no regrets for what we write. We believe that COCORIOKO is more responsible and objective than the SLPP praise-singing newspapers. Infact, you guys should not even be talking about responsible journalism. You are not competent to use the term even loosely because you are biased and one-sided, see the SLPP newspapers violating evey tenet and principle of journalism but say nothing;yey you want to whine about COCORIOKO ?

Even if you are not an SLPP supporter, if you were a serious citizen, you should have been concerned about the blatant and patent lies in the NEW PEOPLE especially. If you were a serious citizen, you should have written something about them too.But like dumb dogs, some of you see the worst thing being done around you , close your mouths and yet you want to lecture COCORIOKO about responsible journalism ?

Is Sulaiman Tejan -Jalloh better as a human being than the Vice-President Sam Sumana and Presidential Affairs Minister Alpha Kanu ? What about a very innocent man like Foday Mansaray ? Why didn't you complain about the wicked lies the NEW PEOPLE published lately about them ? Those are articles capable of destroying them. What we wrote about the persons you are complaining about pales into complete insignificance compared to the vile things and damaging lies the NEW PEOPLE told about Sumana, Alpha Kan and Foday Mansaray. Why not complain about that too ?

You guys are just hypocrites. That's all.

Your appeal does not make any sense in the light of what is being published in other newspapers . Please stop picking on us.

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Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Osai
To: All
Date Posted: 05:09:44 04/14/08 ()
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Entered From: cpe-69-203-68-228.nyc.res.rr.com at 69.203.68.228

Message:
Kabs!Do not let your actions be dictated by the expectations of others..

Do whatever you feel is the right thing to do, no matter what anyone else says.

Sure, you may be accused of being selfish or partisan, but only by narrow-minded people who are acting out of jealousy.

And besides, your reputation is strong enough to withstand any complaints from people whose envy is turning them into small-minded poseurs.

They're just jealous that you have the courage to do something truly original....because their cohorts have no proof for anti APC allegations levied from the other side....

Say no to tactical regulation!....If they feel strongly about any issue we write about here they are welcomed to respond....but we refuse to be muzzled!

"leh All Man Hold im Yone"


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Lofty
To: All
Date Posted: 08:25:39 04/14/08 ()
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Entered From: wanglobe.hilton.com at 192.251.125.85

Message:
Kabs, you need to be a responsible journalist before asking people to be responsible. You claim to be a man of God, you very well know that you have not been objective in your writing, especially when it come to your dealings with SLPP. APC has done a lot of bad things in Sierra Leone since they came to power, but you have never reported any of the incidents in your paper, we only read about them in other on line news papers. All your negative writings arwe about SLPP. That why people are calling you APC praise singer. You are just another APC bato man, period.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 00:05:26 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.148.102.226

Message:
IBK you have to realize that both the New People and Cocorioko are
propaganda mouthpieces for opposing points of view in Sierra Leone
the new people is rabidly pro SLPP while Cocorioko is fervently pro
APC. The new people will never praise the current administration,
regardless of what they do and Cocorioko will always embellish facts
and figures to make APC look good. When reading these papers take
every story they tell with a pinch of salt.

You realize that in his reply to you, Kabs Kanu employed unsavory
language like labelling people like you a dog, that is his strategy. If you
reply in the same vein he will ban your participation in this forum and
his cohorts will complain about people not being grateful for the good
work he is doing.

So just forget about complaints of unfairness by Cocorioko or The new
people, cause they are just performing their roles in a democracy. If
you watch Fox News you will know what I mean.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:51:08 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Oh no, we are not going to ban people for blowing their minds genuinely. The people we ban are those who come here to create mischief or harass innocent people with different monikers. You people are very free to express your opinions. Anybody can tell when somebody is saying things out of a genuine intent or when somebody just wants to create mischief or harass others. ITK will not be banned for speaking his mind.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: In Pursuit of Fairness
To: All
Date Posted: 04:58:20 04/14/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
New People writes objectively sometimes about the APC government and when they criticise, they give facts and figures.

Eg.1 Sam Sumana claimed that the transitional report indicts SLPP for corruption; New People puts the transitional report for everybody to read.

Eg2. President Ernest Koroma Claims that he is the one responsible for the Kenema-Koindu Road. New People presents the contract and loan document to prove that the SLPP is responsible for the road. BADEA director comes to Sierra Leone and says that SLPP is responsible.

Eg 3. President Koroma claims APC is responsible for completing Bumbuna. New People says it is a lie. New People presents World Bank report that states that 95% of Bumbuna had been completed by SLPP and SLPP had also secured funding for the rest of the 5%

Eg. 4 APC claims there will be no cut back in army; New People presents exact figures. Some months later, APC acknowledges that it will cut down army.

Eg. 5. APC claims no pardon for Wanza; New people says that Presidential pardon is on the way. But APC denies it. Some months later, Wanza pardoned.

Eg 6. APC claims that the economy under control and no price increases; New People says that rice price will hit Le120,000 mark and inflation will get worse in March. Who is right?

Can I go on? I don't wanna waste my time because I know Kabs Kanu will be deleting this posting.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: ITK
To: All
Date Posted: 23:17:39 04/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 38.98.119.16

Message:
Kabs Kanu:

If there was any doubt, your outburst confirms one thing: you do take my contentions seriously. If you did not, we would not have seen such a vigorous response.

Apparently, I failed to adequately convey the thrust of my argument: The APC Government should be viewed on its own terms and in the context of the particular period in which it now governs Sierra Leone. Denuding the former Government or insulting former officials adds nothing of value to your reports about the new Government -- let alone its stature. They only serve to betray what most probably know already: Your newspaper is unabashedly pro-APC. And, there's nothing wrong with that, I might add.

Likewise, pointing out that other newspapers are irresponsible serves no useful purpose; it certainly does nothing to absolve Cocorioko of the same charge.

Rev. Kabs Kanu, your misguided missive only makes clear that you did not fully understand my concerns. I am not concerned with libel, slander or what you call patent lies by any paper-- yours included. Those are the concerns of someone who feels personally aggrieved by such conduct and, of course, the courts of law should that become necessary.

I have simply appealed to your publication to be more reasonable in excercising the power you wield as a transmitter of information to the public.

By your twisted logic, I suppose it's ok to bash someones's skull in, because that pales in comparison to murder.

How sad!


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:05:29 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
ITK, that is not what I am saying. What I am saying is that at least even for once you guys must see some of the things other papers are doing . Then when you criticize COCORIOKO, we will understand. But when other papers persistently violate professional standards and you say nothing but you are ready to lecture us when you think we have gone wrong, it creates the feeling that you are targetting us.

COCORIOKO is a people's paper. We will look into the complaints of readers and see where adjustments are necessary.We have come a very long way to promote democracy and good governance in Sierra Leone.We will fight for this stigma about APC bootlickers not to stick. We thank you all for your observations and we want to assure you that we will condider your opinions.

We also want to thank all of you who always come to our defence. Believe me, there are so many discouragements in this work,but when we read some of your comments, we get the feeling that there are people who appreciate what we are doing--And we want to do even better.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Waste of Time
To: All
Date Posted: 05:04:43 04/14/08 ()
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Entered From: adsl-75-53-196-225.dsl.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 75.53.196.225

Message:
ITK, what you have written is unlikely to make sense to Rev Kabs Kanu who has never proven that he is capable of thinking objectively


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:00 04/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Wrong, wrong, wrong. Read my response above to ITK.


Subject: Re: Appeal for Responsible Jounalism at Cocorioko
From: KABBS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:43:53 04/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
If even the Devil were to come down today and start saying that some of you are targetting COCORIOKO, believe it or not, he will sound credible for once. Why are you people so obsessed with what Cocorioko writes but say nothing about the malicious lies in the NEW PEOPLE and the inciting articles in AWARENESS TIMES ? Doesn't this sound bizarre and silly ?

Look here, mister, we have no regrets for what we write. We believe that COCORIOKO is more responsible and objective than the SLPP praise-singing newspapers. Infact, you guys should not even be talking about responsible journalism. You are not competent to use the term even loosely because you are biased and one-sided, see the SLPP newspapers violating evey tenet and principle of journalism but say nothing;yey you want to whine about COCORIOKO ?

Even if you are not an SLPP supporter, if you were a serious citizen, you should have been concerned about the blatant and patent lies in the NEW PEOPLE especially. If you were a serious citizen, you should have written something about them too.But like dumb dogs, some of you see the worst thing being done around you , close your mouths and yet you want to lecture COCORIOKO about responsible journalism ?

Is Sulaiman Tejan -Jalloh better as a human being than the Vice-President Sam Sumana and Presidential Affairs Minister Alpha Kanu ? What about a very innocent man like Foday Mansaray ? Why didn't you complain about the wicked lies the NEW PEOPLE published lately about them ? Those are articles capable of destroying them. What we wrote about the persons you are complaining about pales into complete insignificance compared to the vile things and damaging lies the NEW PEOPLE told about Sumana, Alpha Kan and Foday Mansaray. Why not complain about that too ?

You guys are just hypocrites. That's all.

Your appeal does not make any sense in the light of what is being published in other newspapers . Please stop picking on us.


Subject: In memory of a friend and brother- El Muzzay
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 15:38:05 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.216.34.171

Message:
We wriggled our hips as we listened to your beat “afro national don cam nar line”
Putting aside our Super Combo bias, we embraced your youthful enthusiasm;
In stardom you exuded meekness and humility and served as a trailblazer for the stars of today
In business you played fair and had the fear of god in you
During life’s journey, you touched our lives and we do hope we touched yours too
Thank you for being a friend and till we meet again, stay safe in the arms of Jesus.
May the Almighty God comfort the family in their hour of grief.


Subject: Re: In memory of a friend and brother- El Muzzay
From: bar-4
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:58 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: festina_spain@msn.com
Entered From: pool-72-66-11-139.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.66.11.139

Message:
This is a shoker! What happened to him.Was he sick? My heart goes out to his family, I will keep you all in my prayers.
May his soul rest in peace.

bar-4


Subject: Re: In memory of a friend and brother- El Muzzay
From: Brabanxx
To: All
Date Posted: 05:22:13 04/14/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-68-44-34-38.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 68.44.34.38

Message:
Bar-4:
El-Muzay was ill for a long time. My brother and I were with him in January 20007 at a pub in Dundas Street where he mentioned that to us. During the recent eletions campaign he played limited role because of his health. I visited him several times during that period at his Lamina Sankoh Street office. However, during the xmas vacation he looked much improved even though he was still complaining about his health. We managed to hang out over at Farma & Adel's place at congo cross during a session organized by some diasporans. One thing I know is that El-Muzay lived his life to the "fullest" from the time I knew him in the seventies. His office and printing facilty at Lamina Sankoh Street dubbed as a meeting place for us after being scortched by the dry season sun. We will miss him. Sleep on El-Muzay; safe in the arms of your maker. R.I.P


Subject: IN MEMORY OF A FRIEND AND BROTHER EL-MUZZAY
From: Olu Beckley
To: All
Date Posted: 15:28:45 04/13/08 ()
Email Address: mariamab@aol.com
Entered From: at 206.216.34.171

Message:
EL-MUZZAY,

We wriggled our hips as we listened to your beat “afro national don cam nar line”;

Putting aside our Super Combo bias, we embraced your youthful enthusiasm;

In stardom you exuded meekness and humility and served as a trailblazer for the stars of today;

In business you played fair and had the fear of god in you;

During life’s journey, you touched our lives and we do hope we touched yours too;

Thank you for being a friend and till we meet again, stay safe in the arms of Jesus;

May the Almighty God comfort the family in their hour of grief.


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