Post New Message



Subject: Sherman will you please address Mr Magai's ponits
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:07:09 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:

Answer the questions and points directly Mr Sherman.. Stop the irrelevant historic propaganda - stick to these issues Mr so-called Journalist

"Please lets leave the past in the past.. and move forward with the argument at hand..what say ye to the following.." eenn mmm enn..

1. Start with EBK's refusal to declare his assets

2. Beg him to allow Tejan Cole to quiz Afsatu Kabba fot the very very expensive electricity she bought

3. Advice him to stop annoying PMDC leader with his cavalier tribal appointments - he will not make it without him

4. East and South are the most economically productive regions in Salone - advise Agnes as EBK is now being called in Salone, that he must not treat these folks with levity/triviality.

5. That he should pay the student's grants (SLG). nor to Momoh in tem dis - education nor to priviledge.

6. Tell EBK to take it easy with dem peptio/juvenile gal dem - stroke day oooh


And nothing in the above constitute "obscenities or vile language"..



Subject: Time For Atonement - Biriwa and similar quagmires
From: Wendama
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:26 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 5acab635.bb.sky.com at 90.202.182.53

Message:

Alie Formeh Kamara could not have put it any better.

I personally think that this was and still is the greatest travesty committed by the SLPP Government. They took a man who has absolutely no connection with the chieftaincy in Biriwa and they tried and failed to impose him on the good people of Biriwa, who will have none of it - and the man even has the audacity to think he is a chief.

I heard about the peaceful protest that the people of Biriwa meted out to them when they turned up armed with the fake chief - I heard that the only audience that they had were some dogs and chickens that were left behind (mind you some people even took their dogs with them as they could not bear to let them witness such a despicable spectacle. Biriwa Chiefdom had one of, if not the oldest and most stable Chiefdom in Sierra Leone, which could be traced as far back to pre-colonial times and they came in with no sense of history and consideration for the people to impose an impostor on them, WHAT CHEEK!! But they were taught a lesson, as I don’t think any of the so-called officials ever went back to Biriwa Chiefdom. The sooner this fake man of a chief is sent packing the better it will be for the good people of Biriwa and I can’t wait!!!!!


Subject: Re: Time For Atonement - Biriwa and similar quagmires
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:09:58 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
I absolutely agree with your opinion. May I hasten to add though that this was entirely Tejan Kabba's idea - most SLPPers vehemently disagreed with this dictatorial action.

It was wrong ... and there is no other explanation to that. I hope Kabba's Chief realizes that.


Subject: Re: Messrs. Formeh Kamara/Jacob Kanu
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:36 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Mr. Kanu:

I agree with you on this Biriwa issue. The Kabbah regime went too far here with crassness. The situation thus needs a timely correction and I believe many slppers will be supportive.

Mr. Formeh Kamara ought to start this reform campaign going - not only to clean up the mess but to prevent a recurrence elsewhere. I recommend he start's off with one of his fabulous, telling poems.

He may note - should he accept the invitation - that when EBK was declared the winner on September 17, 2007, Kabbah's man in Biriwa was reported to have fled his throne to somewhere. Some say he sought refuge in Kankan where his antecedents came from. I can't be sure of that. But apparently he came back in peace to Biriwa.

If the indigenes want him as their king, by all means let him keep his throne but a throne ought not to ever be gained by power politics stratagem. - JL


Subject: Sierra Leone: Koroma's Harvest Time Still Dicey
From: Sierra Express
To: All
Date Posted: 11:32:08 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Sierra Leone: Koroma's Harvest Time Still Dicey



Email This Page

Print This Page

Comment on this article




Concord Times (Freetown)

13 May 2008
Posted to the web 13 May 2008

Olusegun Ogundeji


When the dividends of democracy would reach ordinary Sierra Leoneans, as President Ernest Bai Koroma's dispensation progresses, has been a topical issue for quite some time.

A colleague once told me how she observed the dressing of some of the security personnel that follow the President. She said their dresses were so shabby that she wonders how much they are being paid. Almost immediately, she concluded that since those around the President cannot benefit from him directly, taking into cognizance their manner of dressing, it would definitely take many years for ordinary citizens who have no direct contact with the President to gain.


Virtually every morning, some soldiers can be seen along Wilberforce and Lumley areas with their tired boots seeking free rides to their various destinations. From the lower cadre to the working class, expectations are rife. Some of them care less about the unidentified factors that are militating against the President's idea of 'running the state as a business.' There is no end in sight to the complaints though.

External factors such as drop in US$ value, rising world food and fuel prices wobbled along the line and the supposedly inherited backlog of the last administration has not been cleared yet. This translates to Koroma and his amiable team having longer than expected time to smile, or be able to make the people smile.

Appeals have been made openly and in closed-door meetings; trips have been conducted within and outside the continent, and business dignitaries have been hosted with the hope of luring them into parting with some of their resources in the form of investments; but all these are yet to transform into something meaningful to the common man on the streets of Freetown to appreciate.

Making reference to Koroma's speech while presenting his agenda for change to the Chatham House in UK on Tuesday 29 January 2008, it is glaring that there is a lot ahead of this new government.

"The projection that we made with our Ministry of Finance for us to achieve our MDGs if we are going to make anything serious out of it is US$19.2 billion and that is quite a substantial amount. There is nowhere we can get it," the President honestly asserted.

Yet the onus is on the government to engage the people somehow until more relieving projects are executed.

And as the saying goes that a point of satiation is reached almost immediately after the peak of popularity, people are getting more serious by the day; taking a telescopic view of Koroma's administration and its activities.

Thank God, the daily waving that accompanies the President on his way to office every morning has been rested for now.

Though there is nothing wrong with the usual halting of traffic for some minutes whenever President Koroma is heading for or from the office, as the country's leader, has reduced too. The choice of route has not been too comfortable for many people but they didn't complain initially but they are protesting now.


So just like the President told the world in the UK, it's all about determination - on both sides anyway.

It takes fortitude to succeed in business regardless of the resources invested.

"I must say here that there is now also a determination as a government to move the country forward. Sierra Leone is, despite all of this, one of the safest spots in which you can live; has huge investment opportunities - what we have there cannot be compared to any other West African country. What has been missing is that this time around, the political leadership has the will and capacity to take the decisions that will make a difference. So, therefore, we invite all of you to come join us and affect the change together." He earlier begged for more time; but notwithstanding, the harvest is crucial and the reapers' strength of mind will go a long way to determine what would come out of the produce.


Subject: Sierra Leonean woman and daughter killed
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 11:04:47 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:

Mother, daughter die in I-26 crash
Truck lands on car, rescuers race hardening concrete

By Nadine Parks
The Post and Courier
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Related Story
Porter-Gaud community mourns teen, mother


Cushire Akabidavis

Video

Porter-Gaud Headmaster Christian Proctor talks about student Cushire Akabidavis Tuesday morning, a day after she and her mother, Christina Akabidavis, were killed in an auto accident on I-26. Watch »

A North Charleston mother and her twin teenage daughters were trapped Monday afternoon when a cement truck landed on top of their car and cement poured inside, hardening while rescue workers tried to dig them out.

"I've never seen anything like this before," said Peter Rogers, public information officer for the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad.

Authorities said the accident on Interstate 26 killed the mother and one of the 15-year-old sisters, who was driving the car. Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten identified them as Christina Akabidavis, 42, and Marcushire Akabidavis, 15.

The mother was in the front passenger seat, said Cpl. Paul Brouthers of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He said the 15-year-old twin, who was in the back seat, was taken by helicopter to Medical University Hospital in critical condition. Authorities did not release her name, but a previous story in The Post and Courier identified her as Maurishire Akabidavis. The same story said the twins attended Porter-Gaud. They turned 15 on Saturday, according to their online Facebook profiles.


Mic Smith
The Post and Courier

A concrete truck lies on top of a car Monday at the entrance ramp to the rest stop on Interstate 26 near College Park Road. A mother and daughter in the front seat of the car were killed in the crash. The wreck caused a traffic jam for two hours while authorities worked to clear the scene.

Drivers can get their beginner's permit when they turn 15.

The driver of the cement truck, Jeffrey Mobley, 39, of Bowman, was in good condition Monday night at Trident Medical Center, the hospital said.

"He was shook up," Brouthers said.

The crash happened at about 3:10 p.m. in the eastbound lanes in front of the rest area near College Park Road. The family's red Honda made an abrupt lane change in front of the cement truck, Brouthers said. He said the truck driver tried to compensate, but struck the Honda and the truck landed on its side on top of the car.

The teenage driver contributed to the accident, but the truck driver did not, Brouthers said. He said the truck belonged to Carolina Redi-Mix Co. of Summerville.

The Honda was nearly flattened on one side and the occupants were pinned inside.

"All the concrete came out, pouring onto the car and in the car," Rogers said. "It literally filled the car with concrete up to their waist."


The concrete began to dry as nearly 20 rescue workers used their hands and shovels to clear away the mixture, Rogers said. They had to cut the car away from the mother and her children, he said.

"If anybody comes out of it alive, it's a miracle," said Diane Turok, who was stuck in traffic along with hundreds of other afternoon commuters. Eastbound lanes were closed for nearly two hours while authorities worked to clear the scene. Rush-hour travelers avoiding the interstate were stuck in long lines of traffic along College Park Road and U.S. Highway 78.

Though the crash did not affect westbound lanes of the interstate, traffic was snarled as drivers slowed to watch the commotion.

Reach Nadine Parks at 937-5573 or nparks@postandcourier.com.

Copyright © 1997 - 2007 the Evening Post Publishing Co.


Subject: Cocorioko Editor taken for Ride?
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:14 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
HON. ALPHA KANU Tells Lies in Cocorioko Interview about Radio France International Transmission Problems.
5.12.2008
FREETOWN: NEW PEOPLE CORRESPONDENT: The irony could not be more obvious as two weeks after delivering a tediously long sermon on attitudinal change at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) and after a large and expensive attitudinal change banquet at State House, Hon. Alpha Kanu has apparently been caught telling lies about his government's ban on opposition radio broadcasts on Unity Radio 94.9 FM. Radio france Internationale staff are NOT AWARE OF ANY TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AT RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL and the relay FM station in Sierra Leone RFI 89.9FM has continued broadcasting uninterrupted. This proves categorically that Hon. Alpha Kanu is telling lies in order to justify his APC government's illegal ban on Unity Radio 94.9FM. READ MORE


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Editor taken for Ride?
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 14:34:48 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-68-33-105-112.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.33.105.112

Message:
Hon. Alpha Kanu just lost one of his fans who is an avid SLPP member, but has the testicular fortitude to support him regardless, in the national interest. His explanation about the reason why they ordered the closure of the SLPP radio leaves me flabagasted and have come to the realization that they don't seem to be serious and honest to address the multiple issues confronting the country. Boy I have tried to give the New APC the benefit of the doubt, but it looks like my patient is running out in starting to look at this administration with my magnetic lens.
Hon. I am still going to be patient and allow you guys some room to improve the situation for our people. I still have four months to go before my moritorium expires. Hon Alpha Kanu, I implore you to use this invaluable opportunity that the country has presented you guys to do this job. If this job is done in the interest of the people, you will not have to worry about reelection. Take the politics out of this for now and try to govern in the national interest. There are a lot of S/Leoneans who are looking to come to the center of S/Leonean politics and vote for a leader who is able to do the job. Get policies in place that will appeal to the national interest and you guys will be rewarded for this at the end of the day.


Subject: Alpha Kanu is a notorius con man
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:09 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Don't be surprised my friend. DisHon Kanu is one of the lowest con men in Salone's history.

Just in case you do not know him - his well publicized scam of would be Pilgrims to Mecca, yes Mecca of all places, resulted in the death of one of his victims in Nigeria. He basically took money from people as a tour operator and promised them a plane to the Haj. When the time came the As*h@l+ basically vanished leaving people stranded at the airport in Nigeria. My friend disHon Kanu is one of APC's finest tour operators. I am sure you heard about his recent attempt with the Nigerian company Emzo, re the MoH drug procurement. This con man should not surprise any sane person.

Now I hear his name is written all over the SLPP radio ban. The unfortunate thing though is that, close APC inner circle observers say Alfakan dazzles our prexy (who has very tricky pronunciation problems), with "smooth talk". he lives him perplexed like a Wigan defender after a Christano Ronaldo shuffle.

Believe me they don't come lower than this crook Alpha Kanu. As a not too distant relative, I sometimes get so embarrassed about his escapades that I am planning to launch a big campaign against him in our village.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Let Me Get This Into the Empty Heads of APC Mi
From: Thugs
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:06 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Sierra Leone: Let Me Get This Into the Empty Heads of APC Ministers



Email This Page

Print This Page

Comment on this article




Concord Times (Freetown)

OPINION
13 May 2008
Posted to the web 13 May 2008

Tanu Jalloh


For the first time I have chosen to make general comments about this lazy set of amateur ministers of the ruling All Peoples Congress government. This is not because I was already guilty of a fallacy of hasty generalisation. In other words I have not sought to affirm a general rule by selecting a few incidents.

Apparently, one does not need to investigate all these ministers to conclude that they are just a bunch of lazy opportunists. I challenge the APC government that most of its ministers have done little or nothing since their appointments. It's about time they got it into their drained skulls, as it were, that their appointments were not retirement packages allotted for expired professionals who have exhausted their career usefulness, thinking APC.


In his essay on How Mass Media Simulate Political Transparency (Yale University 1998) Jack M Balkin's argued that "without mass media, openness and accountability are impossible in contemporary democracies." He suggested that in theory, at least, mass media can make the political system more 'transparent' in all three respects: mass media can help people understand the operations of government, participate in political decisions, and hold government officials accountable.

In practice, however, its effects are often quite different. In the age of mass media, democratic governments and politicians may find it useful to simulate the political virtues of transparency through rhetorical and media manipulation.

Perhaps this government has to know that, apart from the weekly talk shows being hosted by the ministry of information and communications, its ministers are paranoid. They are so empty that they could do everything possible to evade queries from journalists who would want to know how they run their offices.

In fact those ignorant ones who are so violently scared to discuss their ministries with the press could go to the extent of insulting journalists who have accosted them for clarifications. The gentlest comment has been "no comment." Isn't that a gross show of ineptitude by public officials who have deliberately ignored their indebtedness to the electorate?

Of course what else do we expect of political debutants who are yet to understand their ministries simply because they are only there to tap the regalia of such extravagant and fluffy looking offices. These ministers, especially the so-called professionals from overseas were more or less subsistence workers. They only worked to offset their bills and meet tax obligations. Thus it was obvious people like these could not return home to undertake private ventures even after working for decades abroad.

Against that backdrop, I also want to challenge all APC ministers that unless they legalise public extortion and blatant thieving of state funds, their true colours - lazy professionals - would soon show out when they shall have been kicked out of office.

Thanks to rumours of an imminent cabinet reshuffle.

Interestingly, it has never occurred to President Ernest Bai Koroma that most of these Diasporan appointees are debtors back in the overseas. Because they lived on hand-to-mouth, some of them had resorted to taking loans to invest in the warped 2007 politics; the fastest money making business in Sierra Leone. Now they would have to pay back those debts at the detriment of the people. And those who could not pay back in cash, apparently because government budget allocat1ons fell short of their expectations, could influence the award of contracts. This has become an appropriate consideration for such political rogues who enter into those sorts of agreement either under duress, undue influence, mistake or misrepresentation.

The president himself could be so obsessed with his incredible pre and post-election pronouncements. Many visions and programmes he could not effectively oversee and monitor. Take for example the declaration of assets he promised and minced; the ever elaborate Bumbuna hydro power dam project; the African Peer Review Mechanism to which Sierra Leone has committed itself since July 2004.

Imagine the scattered programmes, all haphazardly being done. Take for instance the review of the mining policies; the effort to assuage the suffering of the masses in the wake of recent price hikes in foodstuffs and petroleum products. Now he is preoccupied with the Attitudinal and Behavioural Change campaign plus an open government initiative. What about the food security drive, the hillside by-pass road, the zero tolerance for corruption? So obsessed with the dream to turn things around in the shortest possible time.

Sadly though, most of these are without timelines and feasible targets. Hence, he's got the cause to beg in the name of diplomatic and bilateral relations, interregional and continental commissions.

Back to ministers' repulsive attitude toward the press, save the essence of an open government initiative that is supposed to have been appreciated by now. Some ministers could muster the effrontery to tell reporters what to do or what they should have done after they would have addressed press conferences. Perhaps they need to get it into their blank heads that we have more professional journalists now than they would think. Besides they should get it straight that all news written by reporters about an event is indisputably a manifestation of their perceptions.



Media events perform a jujitsu move on the political values of transparency. The goal of political transparency is to help people watch over the operations of government and the behaviour of government officials. The point of the media event is to encourage watching. It is a form of political exhibitionism that is meant to simulate effective governance and personal candour.

However, what peeves me most is when failed agriculturists and marine biologists behind the faces of APC ministers in sensitive ministries tell journalists about professional journalism. They just seemed to have caught up with their nemesis. They have suddenly forgotten how they employed the services of lazy reporters, treated them to a drunken spree and gave them money to do dirty jobs ahead of the 2007 elections.

Worst! These ministers could be cheap, so cheap as to stoop so low in their social lives. Some have even reduced their persons to paying for cheap social pleasures and catch fun some times at the wrong places. It is obvious that President Koroma's reorientation effort does not seem to be working at all.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Let Me Get This Into the Empty Heads of AP
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:07:28 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Well written. One of the best I have seen in a long while.

You however seem to expect far too much than President Agnes Koroma is capable of. As you rightly pointed, this man is not in charge and frankly has some 'inferiority issues' when it comes to handling Diasporans. Some theorists have simply attributed this to his regular pronunciation difficulties and his very limited traveling experience prior to becoming President. Little wonder he has bankrupted our economy in less than 9 months - wasting so much money trying to build up those flying miles to impress - God knows who.

Imagine paying homage to Burkina Faso - rebel HQ. What for? EBK is very mature in idiocy and the Alpha Kanu's will continue to ride him like a bicycle.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone: Let Me Get This Into the Empty Heads of AP
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:19:33 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-201-173.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.201.173

Message:
This is a lesson for us all. Your narrative is a force for all Sierra
Leoneans - from all political affiliates - to study carefully and act upon.
The government needs our help. I am SLPP, true and true! I believe in
putting my country above all political groupings. The APC came to
power at the expense of the social and economic neglect our party meted upon the nation. The APC sang our ills and finally got us out!
When will our country move forward if we continue such and not the
other that tries to address the ills we now see inside the APC and make
recommendations that will see our country move forward. Yes, you are
right in your descr1ptions of the current mix of nouveau chunneh
politicians and ministers. I see them as hungry guys prowling around
as if there is no tomorrow Sierra Leone. SLPP did the same and it is
only the ordinary man that now fills the pinch of the disastrous socio-
economic policies created by my SLPP leaders. Let us help our
government by presenting honourable criticisms and positive
recommendations.


Subject: Sierra Leone: Rice Shortage Prevents Police Training
From: Hungry Police
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:57 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Sierra Leone: Rice Shortage Prevents Police Training



Email This Page

Print This Page

Comment on this article




Concord Times (Freetown)

13 May 2008
Posted to the web 13 May 2008

Mohamed Massaquoi and Kevin Hill


Applicants for the Sierra Leone Police Force have alleged that lack of food and other resources are the reasons behind the delay in the commencement of training for recruits.

The SLP have, however, denied the claim stating that there has been no delay, but conceded that they were struggling with the global rise in commodity prices and a general lack of resources available to facilitate the training.


Chief Superintendent of Police in charge of Training and Curriculum, Theophilus Senesie said it was not an easy task to train police officers, specifically general duty personnel to international standards.

"It involves hiring trained and qualified experts to provide technical and professional training to personnel," he observed.

He said the implementation of an updated training manual has combined with the global rise of commodity prices to postpone the start of training to June this year.

"We want to include human rights, gender and other professional areas so that our officers can maintain the best practice," he said.

The SLP are trying to improve on the standard of the training for recruits to ensure effective policing for the public.

He said they have to get university graduates to lecture at the training school and that the SLP has made agreement with Special Court officers to render some trainings on humanitarian laws.

"We all know what is happening at the global world; therefore the process needs to go through stages," Senesie added.


The SLP are to train 600 police officers across the country this year, including 200 OSD officers.

Therefore, they need to properly prepare before training commences.

He, however, promised that within two weeks the training will commence


Subject: SLPP left Le600bn in foreign reserve’-Hon Bernadette Lahai
From: Hon Bernadette Lahai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:29:21 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
SLPP left Le600bn in foreign reserve’-Hon Bernadette Lahai

The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is said to have left six hundred billion Leones as the country’s foreign reserve before handing over power to the All People’s Congress (APC) in September 2007.
This was disclosed to Awoko by Hon Bernadette Lahai of the SLPP in an exclusive interview at the House of Parliament, Tower hill, Freetown.
According to Hon Lahai of constituency 13 in Kenema, when the SLPP was handing power over to the current government, besides the six hundred billion Leones that were left as foreign reserve, there were also lot of proposals in the pipeline that were developed by them.
She said they also left a renowned document in the form of the PRSP, adding that they had a number of reforms in line with financial regulations and “had freedom of speech and free expression if we are comparatively looking at the past and current government”.
Hon Lahai went further to state that when they were in governance, they never allowed confrontations that led to the deaths of Sierra Leoneans as was the case recently with Koidu Holdings where a confrontation between the company and community people led to the deaths of two people .
Asked to comment on the current political and economic situations in the country, she claimed that when they were in office, government workers were never sacked from their positions because of their linkage with the current party in power and that, “over 60% of our cabinet was made up of northerners and 70% of our ambassadors were from the north. People were appointed based on their qualifications and performance but this is not the case with the current government”.
The SLPP MP alleged that what they “are now seeing is a calculated and deliberate efforts to sack anybody with an SLPP affiliation, particular from one tribe and region”.
On agriculture, the SLPP Honourable said, there was no need for another policy on agriculture since the food security policy of then President Kabbah was enough for the current government to have worked upon.
Asked what he was going to tell President Koroma if she had the opportunity of meeting him, Hon. Bernadette Lahai said she would ask the president to endeavour using the available human resources in the country instead of sacking people as a result of their political linkage with other parties. ‘He should also make pronouncement to stop lawlessness and violence with impunity,” she noted.



Subject: Peace!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:30 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Peace!


Subject: What were they thinking!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:19:22 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
You cannot pass me. Orr.
Let us prevent him from becoming a registered Nurse so that Janet Jackson will not like him.
You know what we will do?
Let us hide it from him.
Oh, I know, I know, let us make him not to have an appartment; he will not know.
He use to work in President's Office in his country.


Subject: the U.S. Constitution
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:47 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Amendment XIV
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such state, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any state shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.


Subject: Sierra Leone Judicial system
From: Lameh Gblah
To: All
Date Posted: 09:02:47 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpc5-lewi6-0-0-cust721.bmly.cable.ntl.com at 86.6.154.210

Message:
Hi Forumites,
Please would someone tell me what is the duration a civil action would last in any of the courts in Sierra Leone especially in the high courts in Freetown? I am a little bit dismayed because, I had an interest in a case in one of those courts and it had lasted for about four years now. I may sound cynical but in this part of the world the duration of a case is always announced with an approximated date. Please would someone shed a light on this matter for me? It is apparent that foreigners never like their case to be taken into those courts because they have the opinion that Sierra Leone judiciary is too corrupt.


Subject: Re: one who breaches any of it is a a criminal
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:27:27 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
wais.access.gpo.gov]



The CONSTITUTION of the United States


105th CONGRESS 1st SESSION/SENATE DOCUMENT 105-11

The Declaration of Independence was the promise; the Constitution was
the fulfillment.


``The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old
parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam in
the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself;
and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.''

Alexander Hamilton, 1775


The CONSTITUTION
of the United States

with Index and
The Declaration of Independence

First Edition, 1986
Second Edition, 1987
Third Edition (with index), 1987
Fourth Edition, 1988
Fifth Edition, 1988
Sixth Edition, 1988
Seventh (Special Limited Inaugural) Edition, 1989
Eighth (Special Military) Edition, 1989
Ninth (Limited Eastern European) Edition, 1990
Tenth (Special Boy Scout) Edition, 1990
Eleventh (Special Girl Scout) Edition, 1990
Twelfth Edition (with Declaration of Independence), 1990
Thirteenth Edition, 1991
Fourteenth (HMS Rose/Bill of Rights Tour) Edition, 1991
Fifteenth Edition, 1991
Sixteenth (Seville Expo '92) Edition, 1992
Eighteenth (with Twenty-Seventh Amendment)
Edition, 1992

Nineteenth (Reprint) 1997


CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED
STATES

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect
Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the
common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings
of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this
Constitution for the United States of America.

Article. I.
Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a
Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House
of Representatives.
Section. 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members
chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the
Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for
Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the
Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a Citizen of the United
States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that
State in which he shall be chosen.
[Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the
several States which maybe included within this Union, according to
their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the
whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a
Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all
other Persons.]* The actual Enumeration shall be made within three
Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States,
and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they
shall by Law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one
for every thirty Thousand, but each State shall have at Least one
Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the State of
New Hampshire shall be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight,
Rhode Island and Providence Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York
six, New Jersey four, Pennsylvania eight, Delaware one, Maryland six,
Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South Carolina five, and Georgia three.

*Changed by section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any State, the
Executive Authority thereof shall issue Writs of Election to fill
such Vacancies. The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker
and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment.
Section. 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two
Senators from each State, [chosen by the Legislature thereof,]* for six
Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

*Changed by the Seventeenth Amendment.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first
Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes.
The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of
the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth
Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; [and if
Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the
Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make temporary
Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then
fill such Vacancies.]*

*Changed by the Seventeenth Amendment.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age
of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and
who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he
shall be chosen.
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the
Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro
tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise
the Office of President of the United States.
The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When
sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When
the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall
preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of
two thirds of the Members present.
Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to
removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office
of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party
convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment,
Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Section. 4. The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for
Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by
the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make
or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such
Meeting shall be [on the first Monday in December,]* unless they shall
by Law appoint a different Day.

*Changed by section 2 of the Twentieth Amendment.

Section. 5. Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections, Returns
and Qualifications of its own Members, and a Majority of each shall
constitute a Quorum to do Business; but a smaller Number may adjourn
from day to day, and may be authorized to compel the Attendance of
absent Members, in such Manner, and under such Penalties as each House
may provide.
Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its
Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two
thirds, expel a Member.
Each House shall keep a Journal of its Proceedings, and from time to
time publish the same, excepting such Parts as may in their Judgment
require Secrecy; and the Yeas and Nays of the Members of either House
on any question shall, at the Desire of one fifth of those Present, be
entered on the Journal.
Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the
Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any
other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting.
Section. 6. The Senators and Representatives shall receive a
Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid
out of the Treasury of the United States. They shall in all Cases,
except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from
Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective
Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any
Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any
other Place.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was
elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the
United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof
shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any
Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during
his Continuance in Office.
Section. 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House
of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments
as on other Bills.
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and
the Senate, shall, before it becomes a Law, be presented to the
President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if
not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it
shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their
Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration
two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall
likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House,
it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses
shall be determined by yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons
voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each
House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President
within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented
to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it,
unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which
Case it shall not be a Law.
Every Order, Resolution, or Vote to which the Concurrence of the
Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a
question of Adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the
United States; and before the Same shall take Effect, shall be approved
by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of
the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the Rules and
Limitations prescribed in the Case of a Bill.
Section. 8. The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes,
Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the
common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all
Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United
States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several
States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws
on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and
fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and
current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for
limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their
respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas,
and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules
concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that
Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval
Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the
Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia,
and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service
of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the
Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia
according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such
District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of
particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of
the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority
over an Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State
in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines,
Arsenals, dockYards and other needful Buildings;--And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying
into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by
this Constitution in the Government of the United States or in any
Department or Officer thereof.
Section. 9. The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of
the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be
prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight
hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such
Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended,
unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may
require it.
No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in
Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to
be taken.*

*See Sixteenth Amendment.

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or
Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall
Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear,
or pay Duties in another.
No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of
Appropriations made by Law, and a regular Statement and Account of
the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published
from time to time.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no
Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without
the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office,
or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Section. 10. No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or
Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit
Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in
Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or
Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of
Nobility.
No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any
Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely
necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of
all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall
be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws
shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of
Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any
Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or
engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as
will not admit of delay.

Article. II.

Section. 1. The executive Power shall be vested in a President of
the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the
Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen
for the same Term, be elected, as follows
Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof
may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of
Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in
the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an
Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed
an Elector.
[The Electors shall meet in their respective States, and vote by
Ballot for two Persons, of whom one at least shall not be an
Inhabitant of the same State with themselves. And they shall make a
List of all the Persons voted for, and of the Number of Votes for
each; which List they shall sign and certify, and transmit sealed to
the Seat of the Government of the United States, directed to the
President of the Senate. The President of the Senate shall, in the
Presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the Certificates, and the Votes shall then be counted. The Person having
the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number
be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if
there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal
Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately
chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a
Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House
shall in like Manner chuse the President. But in chusing the
President, the Votes shall be taken by States, the Representation
from each State having one Vote; A quorum for this Purpose shall
consist of a Member or Members from two thirds of the States,
and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice.
In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person
having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the
Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal
Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President.]*

*Changed lay the Twelfth Amendment.

The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and
the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the
same throughout the United States.
No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United
States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be
eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be
eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of
thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the
United States.
[In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his
Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties
of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and
the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death,
Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President,
declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer
shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President
shall be elected.]*

*Changed by the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.

The President shall, at stated Times, receive for his Services, a
Compensation, which shall neither be increased nor diminished during
the Period for which he shall have been elected, and he shall not
receive within that Period any other Emolument from the United States,
or any of them.
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take
the following Oath or Affirmation:--``I do solemnly swear (or affirm)
that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United
States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and
defend the Constitution of the United States.''
Section. 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army
and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several
States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;
he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in
each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the
Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant
Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except
in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the
Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present
concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent
of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and
Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the
United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for,
and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest
the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the
President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may
happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which
shall expire at the End of their next Session.
Section. 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress
Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their
Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient;
he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of
them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the
Time of Adjoumment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall
think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers;
he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall
Commission all the Officers of the United States.
Section. 4. The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of
the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for,
and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and
Misdemeanors.

Article. III.

Section. 1. The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested
in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may
from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme
and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour,
and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation,
which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Section. 2. The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and
Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States,
and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;--to
all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;--to
all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;--to Controversies to
which the United States shall be a Party;--to Controversies between two
or more States;--[between a State and Citizens of another State;--]*
between Citizens of different States,-- between Citizens of the same
State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, [and between
a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or
Subjects.]*

*Changed by the Eleventh Amendment.

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and
Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court
shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before
mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction,
both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such
Regulations as the Congress shall make.
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment; shall be
by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said
Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any
State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may
by Law have directed.
Section. 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in
levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them
Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on
the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession
in open Court.
The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason,
but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or
Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

Article. IV.

Section. 1. Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to
the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other
State; And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner
in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and
the Effect thereof.
Section. 2. The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all
Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
A Person charged in any State with Treason, Felony, or other Crime,
who shall flee from Justice, and be found in another State, shall on
Demand of the executive Authority of the State from which he fled,
be delivered up, to be removed to the State having Jurisdiction of
the Crime.
[No Person held to Service or Labour in one State, under the Laws
thereof, escaping into another, shall, in Consequence of any Law or
Regulation therein, be discharged from such Service or Labour, but
shall be delivered up on Claim of the Party to whom such Service or
Labour may be due.]*

*Changed by the Thirteenth Amendment.

Section. 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this
Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the
Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the
Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the
Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of
the Congress.
The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful
Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property
belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution
shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United
States, or of any particular State.
Section. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in
this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each
of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature,
or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened)
against domestic Violence.

Article. V.

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it
necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on
the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several
States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which,
in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as
Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of
three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three
fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may
be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendment which may
be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall
in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses in the Ninth
Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its
Consent, shall be deprived of it's equal Suffrage in the Senate.

Article. VI.

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the
Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United
States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be
made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be
made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme
Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby,
any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary
notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members
of the several State Legislatures and all executive and judicial
Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall
be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but
no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any
Office or public Trust under the United States.

Article. VII.

The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be
sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the
States so ratifying the Same.
done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present
the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand
seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United
States of America the Twelfth In Witness whereof We have hereunto
subscribed our Names,

G . Washington--Presid .
and deputy from Virginia


New Hampshire John Langdon
Nicholas Gilman

Massachusetts Nathaniel Gorham
Rufus King

Connecticut Wm. Saml. Johnson
Roger Sherman
¡
New York Alexander Hamilton

New Jersey Wil: Livingston
David Brearley
Wm. Paterson
Jona: Dayton

Pennsylvania B Franklin
Thomas Mifflin
Robt Morris
Geo. Clymer
Thos. FitzSimons
Jared Ingersoll
James Wilson
Gouv Morris

Delaware Geo: Read
Gunning Bedford jun
John Dickinson
Richard Bassett
Jaco: Broom

Maryland James McHenry
Dan of St Thos. Jenifer
Danl Carroll

Virginia John Blair--
James Madison Jr.

North Carolina Wm. Blount
Richd. Dobbs Spaight
Hu Williamson

South Carolina J. Rutledge
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
Charles Pinckney
Pierce Butler
Georgia William Few
Abr Baldwin

Attest William Jackson Secretary

In Convention Monday
September 17th 1787.

Present

The States of


New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Mr. Hamilton from New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North
Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Resolved,
That the preceeding Constitution be laid before the United States
in Congress assembled, and that it is the Opinion of this Convention,
that it should afterwards be submitted to a Convention of Delegates,
chosen in each State by the People thereof, under the Recommendation
of its Legislature, for their Assent and Ratification; and that each
Convention assenting to, and ratifying the Same, should give Notice
thereof to the United States in Congress assembled. Resolved, That it
is the Opinion of this Convention, that as soon as the Conventions of
nine States shall have ratified this Constitution, the United States
in Congress assembled should fix a Day on which Electors should be
appointed by the States which shall have ratified the same, and a Day
on which the Electors should assemble to vote for the President, and
the Time and Place for commencing Proceedings under this Constitution.
That after such Publication the Electors should be appointed, and
the Senators and Representatives elected: That the Electors should meet
on the Day fixed for the Election of the President, and should transmit
their Votes certified, signed, sealed and directed, as the Constitution
requires, to the Secretary of the United States in Congress assembled,
that the Senators and Representatives should convene at the Time and
Place assigned; that the Senators should appoint a President of the
Senate, for the sole Purpose of receiving, opening and counting the
Votes for President; and, that after he shall be chosen, the Congress,
together with the President, should, without Delay, proceed to execute
this Constitution.
By the unanimous Order of the Convention

Go. WASHINGTON--Presidt.

W. JACKSON Secretary.


*Congress OF THE United States

begun and held at the City of New-York,
on Wednesday the fourth of March,
one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine

THE Conventions of a number of the States; having at the time of
their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to
prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further
declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending
the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure
the beneficent ends of its institution:

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses
concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures
of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United
States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of
the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part
of the said Constitution; viz.t.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the
United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the
Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of
the original Constitution. . . .

FREDERICK AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
JOHN ADAMS, Vice-President of the United States,
and President of the Senate.
ATTEST,
JOHN BECKLEY, Clerk of the House of Representatives.
SAM. A. OTIS Secretary of the Senate.

*On September 25, 1789, Congress transmitted to the state legislatures
twelve proposed amendments, two of which, having to do with
Congressional representation and Congressional pay, were not adopted.
The remaining ten amendments became the Bill of Rights.

AMENDMENTS
TO THE CONSTITUTION
OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Amendment I.*

*The first ten Amendments (Bill of Rights) were ratified effective
December 15, 1791.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom
of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably
to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
infringed.

Amendment III.

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house,
without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner
to be prescribed by law.


Amendment IV.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures,
shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable
cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing
the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise
infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand
Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the
Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor
shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in
jeopardy of life or limb, nor shall be compelled in any criminal case
to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be
taken for public use without just compensation.

Amendment VI.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to
a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and
district wherein the crime shall have been committed; which district
shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of
the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the
witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining
witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for
his defence.

Amendment VII.

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed
twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and
no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court
of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII.

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed,
nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX.

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be
construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Amendment X.

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution,
nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States
respectively, or to the people.

Amendment XI.*

*The Eleventh Amendment was ratified February 7, 1795.

The Judicial power of the United States shall not be construed to
extend to any suit in law or equity, commenced or prosecuted against
one of the United States by Citizens of another State, or by Citizens
or Subjects of any Foreign State.

Amendment XII.*

*The Twelfth Amendment was ratified June 15, 1804.

The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot
for President and Vice President, one of whom, at least, shall not be
an inhabitant of the same state with themselves; they shall name in
their ballots the person voted for as President, and in distinct
ballots the person voted for as Vice President, and they shall make
distinct lists of all persons voted for as President, and of all
persons voted for as Vice President, and of the number of votes
for each, which lists they shall sign and certify, and transmit
sealed to the seat of the government of the United States, directed
to the President of the Senate;--The President of the Senate shall,
in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open
all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;--The
person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall
be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number
of Electors appointed, and if no person have such majority, then
from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on
the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives
shall choose immediately, by ballot, the President. But in choosing
the President, the votes shall be taken by states, the representation
from each state having one vote; a quorum for this purpose shall
consist of a member or members from two-thirds of the states, and
a majority of all the states shall be necessary to a choice. [And if
the House of Representatives shall not choose a President whenever the
right of choice shall devolve upon them, before the fourth PA day of
March next following, then the Vice President shall act as President,
as in the case of the death or other constitutional disability of
the President--]* The person having the greatest number of votes as
Vice President, shall be the Vice President, if such number be a
majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no
person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the
list, the Senate shall choose the Vice President; a quorum for
the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of
Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary
to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office
of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the
United States.

*Superseded by section 3 of the Twentieth Amendment.

Amendment XIII.**

**The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified December 6, 1865.

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a
punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted,
shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their
jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.

Amendment XIV.***

***The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified July 9, 1868.

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and
subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States
and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce
any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens
of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life,
liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several
States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number
of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the
right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President
and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress,
the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of
the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of
such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United
States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion,
or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in
the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the
whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.

Section 3. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress,
or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil
or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having
previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of
the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an
executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution
of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion
against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But
Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such
disability.

Section 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States,
authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions
and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion,
shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State
shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of
insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim
for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts,
obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.

Section 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate
legislation, the provisions of this article.

Amendment XV.*

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall
not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on
account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.

Amendment XVI.**

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes,
from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several
States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.

Amendment XVII.***

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from
each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each
Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the
qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of
the State legislatures.

*The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified February 3, 1870.
**The Sixteenth Amendment was ratified February 3, 1913.
***The Seventeenth Amendment was ratified April 8, 1913.


When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the
Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of
election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any
State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments
until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may
direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or
term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the
Constitution.

Amendment XVIII.*

[Section 1. After one year from the ratification of this article the
manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within,
the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the
United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof
for beverage purposes is hereby prohibited.

Section 2. The Congress and the several States shall have concurrent
power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures
of the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven
years from the date of the submission here of to the States by the
Congress.]

*The Eighteenth Amendment was ratified January 16, 1914. It was
repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment, December 5, 1933.

Amendment XIX.*

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be
denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of
sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate
legislation.

Amendment XX.**

Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end
at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and
Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in
which such terms would have ended if this article had not been
ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Section 2. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year,
and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3d day of January, unless
they shall by law appoint a different day.

Section 3. If, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of
the President, the President elect shall have died, the Vice President
elect shall become President. If a President shall not have been
chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the
President elect shall have failed to qualify, then the Vice President
elect shall act as President until a President shall have qualified;
and the Congress may by law provide for the case wherein neither a
President elect nor a Vice President elect shall have qualified,
declaring who shall then act as President, or the manner in which one
who is to act shall be selected, and such person shall act accordingly
until a President or Vice President shall have qualified.


*The Nineteenth Amendment was ratified August 18, 1920.

The Twentieth Amendment was ratified January 23, 1933.


Section 4. The Congress may by law provide for the case of the death
of any of the persons from whom the House of Representatives may choose
a President whenever the right of choice shall have devolved upon them,
and for the case of the death of any of the persons from whom the Senate
may choose a Vice President whenever the right of choice shall have
devolved upon them.

Section 5. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on the 15th day of
October following the ratification of this article.

Section 6. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures
of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the
date of its submission.

Amendment XXI.*

Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution
of the United States is hereby repealed.

Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State,
Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use
therein of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof,
is hereby prohibited.

Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in
the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven
years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the
Congress.

*The Twenty-First Amendment was ratified December 5, 1933.

Amendment XXII*

Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the President
more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President,
or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some
other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of
the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any
person holding the office of President when this Article was proposed
by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding
the office of President, or acting as President, during the term
within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office
of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have
been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures
of threefourths of the several States within seven years from the date
of its submission to the States by the Congress.

Amendment XXIII.**

Section 1. The District constituting the seat of Government of the
United States shall appoint in such manner as the Congress may direct:

A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the
whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which
the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event
more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those
appointed by the
*The Twenty-Second Amendment was ratified February 27, 1951.
**The Twenty-Third Amendment was ratified March 29, 1961.

States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the
election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed
by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such
duties as provided by the twelfth article of amendment.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.

Amendment XXIV.*

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in
any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for
electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or
Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the
United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax
or other tax.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by
appropriate legislation.

Amendment XXV.**

Section 1. In case of the removal of the President from office or
of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

Section 2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice
President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall
take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of
Congress.

Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro
tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and
duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written
declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged
by the Vice President as Acting President.

*The Twenty-Fourth Amendment was ratified January 23, 1964.

**The Twenty-Fifth Amendment was ratified February 10, 1967.


Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the
principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body
as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore
of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their
written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the
powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately
assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro
tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives
his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume
the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a
majority of either the principal officers of the executive department
or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within
four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker
of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the
President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.
Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-
eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within
twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or,
if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress
is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses
that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his
office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as
Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers
and duties of his office.

Amendment XXVI*

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Amendment XXVII**

No law, varying the compensation for the services of the Senators
and Representatives, shall take effect, until an election of
Representatives shall have intervened.

*The Twenty-Sixth Amendment was ratified July 1, 1971.
**Congress submitted the text of the Twenty-Seventh Amendment to the
States as part of the proposed Bill of Rights on September 25, 1789.
The Amendment was not ratified together with the first ten Amendments,
which became effective on December 15, 1791. The Twenty-Seventh
Amendment was ratified on May 7, 1992, by the vote of Michigan. .

Appendix

THE DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE

Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous
Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one
People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them
with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the
separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of
Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of
Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
them to the Separation.

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of
Happiness--That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted
among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the
Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive
of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish
it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such
Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall
seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence,
indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be
changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience
hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are
sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which
they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations,
pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them
under

absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off
such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.
Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is
now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems
of Government. The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a
History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct
Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

HE has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary
for the public Good.

HE has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing
Importance, unless suspended in their Operation till his Assent should
be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend
to them.

HE has refused to pass other Laws for the Accommodation of large
Districts of People, unless those People would relinquish the Right
of Representation in the Legislature, a Right inestimable to them,
and formidable to Tyrants only.

HE has called together Legislative Bodies at Places unusual,
uncomfortable, and distant from the Depository of their public
Records, for the sole Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance
with his Measures.

HE has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with
manly Firmness his Invasions on the Rights of the People.

HE has refused for a long Time, after such Dissolutions, to cause
others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of
Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise;
the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the Dangers of
Invasion from without, and Convulsions within.

HE has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for
that Purpose obstructing

the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to
encourage their Migrations hither, and raising the Conditions of new
Appropriations of Lands.

HE has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his
Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

HE has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the Tenure of
their Offices, and the Amount and Payment of their Salaries.

HE has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms
of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their Substance.

HE has kept among us, in Times of Peace Standing Armies, without
the consent of our Legislatures.

HE has affected to render the Military independent of and superior
to the Civil Power.

HE has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign
to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his
Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

FOR quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops among us:

FOR protecting them, by a mock Trial, from Punishment for any
Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

FOR cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the World:

FOR imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

FOR depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits of Trial by Jury:

FOR transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended Offences:

FOR abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring
Province, establishing therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging
its Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example and fit
Instrument for introducing the same absolute Rule into these Colonies:

FOR taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and
altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

FOR suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves
invested with Power to legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.

HE has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his
Protection and waging War against us.

HE has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our Towns, and
destroyed the Lives of our People.

HE is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign
Mercenaries to compleat the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny,
already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely
paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head
of a civilized Nation.

HE has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high
Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the Executioners
of their Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

HE has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has
endeavoured to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the
merciless Indian Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an
undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions.

IN every stage of these Oppressions we have Petitioned for Redress
in the most humble Terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered
only by repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus marked by
every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a
free People.

NOR have we been wanting in Attentions to our British Brethren. We
have warned them from Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to
extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them
of the Circumstances of our Emigration and Settlement here. We have
appealed to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we have conjured
them by the Ties of our common Kindred to disavow these Usurpations,
which, would inevitably interrupt our Connections and Correspondence.
They too have been deaf to the Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity.
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which, denounces our
Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in
War, in Peace, Friends.

WE, therefore, the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
in GENERAL CONGRESS, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the
World for the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name, and by
Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly Publish and
Declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be,
FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are absolved from all
Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political Connection
between them and the State of Great-Britain, is and ought to be
totally dissolved; and that as FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES, they have
full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish
Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which INDEPENDENT STATES
may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm
Reliance on the Protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge
to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

DATES TO REMEMBER
May 25, 1787: The Constitutional Convention opens with a quorum of
seven states in Philadelphia to discuss revising the Articles of
Confederation. Eventually all states but Rhode Island are represented.

Sept. 17, 1787: All 12 state delegations approve the Constitution, 39
delegates sign it of the 42 present, and the Convention formally
adjourns.

June 21, 1788: The Constitution becomes effective for the ratifying
states when New Hampshire is the ninth state to ratify it.

March 4, 1789: The first Congress under the Constitution convenes in
New York City.

April 30, 1789: George Washington is inaugurated as the first President
of the United States.

June 8, 1789: James Madison introduces proposed Bill of Rights in the
House of Representatives.

Sept. 24, 1789: Congress establishes a Supreme Court, 13 district
courts, three ad hoc circuit courts, and the position of Attorney
General.

Sept. 25, 1789: Congress approves 12 amendments and sends them to the
states for ratification.

Feb. 2, 1790: Supreme Court convenes for the first time after an
unsuccessful attempt February 1.


Dec. 15, 1791: Virginia ratifies the Bill of Rights, and 10 of the 12
proposed amendments become part of the U.S. Constitution.

INDEX TO CONSTITUTION AND
AMENDMENTS

Article, Section Page

Admiralty & maritime cases III,2 13
Advice and consent II,2 11
Age, as qualification for public
office
president II,1 10
representatives I,2 1
senators I,3 3
voting A26 34
Ambassadors
Case controversies III,2 13
President's power II,2-3 11-12
Amendment procedure V 15
Appellate jurisdiction III,2 13
Appointment power II,2-3 11-12
Appointments, temporary A17 28
Apportionment of
representatives I,2;A14,2 1-2,26
Appropriations(s) I,8,9 7,8
Arms, right to bear A2 21
Army II,2 11
Assembly, right of A1 21
Authors I,8 6
Bail, excessive A8 23
Bankruptcy, Congress' power I,8 6
Bill of Rights (Amends. 1-10) A1-A10 21-23
Bills I,7 5-6
Bills of attainder I,9-10 8
Borrowing, Congress' power I,8 6
Cabinet officers' reports II,2 11
Census I,2 1-2
Chief Justice, role in
impeachment trials I,3 3
Commander in Chief II,2 11
Commerce, Congress' power I,8 6
Commission of officers II,3 12
Compact I,10 9 Congress
annual meetings I,4;A20,2 3-4,29
declaring war I,8 6
legislative proceedings I,5 4
members' compensation and
privileges I,6;A27 4-5,34
organization I,1 1
powers I,8;A12 6-7,24-25
special sessions II,3 12
Congressional Record (Journal) I,5 4
Constitution, purpose Preamble 1

Article, Section Page
Contracts, interference by states I,10 8
Controversies, court cases III,2 13
Conventions V;VII;A21 15,16,30
Copyrights & patents,
Congress' power I,8 6
Counsel, right to A6 22
Counterfeiting, Congress'
power to punish I,8 6
Courts (see judiciary)
Criminal proceedings, rights of
accused A5;A6 22
Currency, Congress' power I,8 6
Defense, Congress' power I,8 6
District of Columbia I,8;A23 7,31
Double jeopardy A5 22
Due process of law A5;A14,1 22,25-16
Electoral College II,1;A12;A23 9-11,24-25
31-32
Equal protection of laws A14,1 25-26
Equity III,2;A11 13,23
Ex post facto laws I,9-10 8
Extradition of fugitives by states IV,2 14
Fines, excessive A8 23
Foreign affairs, President's
power II,2 11-12
Foreign commerce, Congress'
power I,8 6
``Full faith and credit'' clause IV,1 14
General welfare, Congress'
power I,8 6
Grand jury indictments A5 22
Grievances, redress of A1 21
Habeas corpus I,9 8
House of Representatives
election to & eligibility for I,2 1
members' terms of office I,2;I,6 1,4
Speaker of I,2;A24;A25,3-4 2,32-33
special powers
impeachment I,2 2
Presidential elections II,1;A12 9-10,24-25
revenue bills I,7 5
states' representation in I,2 1-2
vacancles I,2 2
Immunities (see Privileges and
immunities)
Impeachment
officials subject to II,4 12
penalties I,3 3
power of, lodged in House I,2 2
reasons II,4 12
trials, Senate I,3 3

Article, Section Page

Indians, commerce with,
Congress' power I,8 6
Inhabitant (see Resident) I,2;I,3 I,3
International law, Congress'
power I,8 6
Inventors I,8 6
Judiciary
inferior courts I,8;III,1 6,12
judicial review III,2 13
jurisdiction III,2 13
nomination & confirmation of
judges II,2 11-12
Supreme Court III,1 12
terms of office &
compensation III,1 12
Jury trials III,2;A6;A7 13,22,23
``Lame duck'' amendment A20 29
Liquor A18;A21 28,30
Marque and reprisal, letters of I,8,10 6,8
Men (see Persons)
Militia (Military) A2;A5 21,22
congressional powers I,8 7
presidential powers II,2 11-12
Money I,8 6
National debt VI 15-16
Native Americans (see Indians)
Naturalization I,8 6
Navy I,8;II,2 7,11
``Necessary and proper'' clause I,8 7
Nominate II,2;A25 11,32
Oath of office, federal and state II,1;VI 11,16
Original Jurisdiction III,2 13
Pardons and reprieves,
President's power II,2 11
People, powers reserved to A10 23
Persons A14 25-26
Petition the government,
right to A1 21
``Pocket veto'' I,7 5
Poll tax, prohibition A24,1 32
Post offices & roads, Congress'
power I,8 6
Presidency, succession to II,1;A20;A25 10-11,29-30
President 32-33
disability A25,3 32-33
election II,1;A12;A22 9-10,24-25,
A23 31,31-32
eligibility for office II,1 10
legislation, role in I,7 5

Article, Section Page
President--Continued
oath of office II,1 11
powers & duties II,2-3 11-12
term of office & compensation II,1 9-11
Press, freedom of A1 21
Privileges and immunities (of
citizens) IV,2;A14,1 14,25-26
Prohibition A18;A21 28,30
Property, taking for public use A5 22
Punishments, cruel and
unusual A8 23
Race A15 27
Ratification of Constitution V;VII 15,16
Religion, freedom of A1 21
Religious oaths VI 16
Resident (see Inhabitant) II,1 10
Search and seizure A4 22
Seas, Congress' power I,8 6
Secrecy I,5 4
Self-incrimination A5 22
Senate
election to & eligibility for I,3 3
equal representation of states V 15
officers I,3 3
President of I,3;A12 3,24-25
President of, pro tempore I,3;A25,3-4 3,32-33
special powers
impeachment trials I,3 3
Presidential appointments II,2 11-12
treaties II,2 11-12
terms of office I,3;I,6 2,4
vacancies A17 27-28
Slavery, prohibition A13;A14,4 25,26-27
Soldiers, quartering of A3 21
Speech, freedom of A1 21
Spending, Congress' power I,8 6
State of Union message II,3 12
States
and federal elections I,4 3
formation & admission to
Union IV,3 14
powers requiring consent of
Congress I,10 8-9
powers reserved to A10 23
protection against invasion,
violence IV,4 15
republican form of
government guaranteed IV,4 15
suits against III,2;A11 13,23-24


Articles, Section Page
Sundays I,7 5
Supreme law of the land
(Constitution) VI 15-16
Taxing power, in general I,7-8 5-6
direct taxes prohibited I,9 8
income taxes permitted A16 27
Territories IV,3 14-15
Titles of nobility I,9 8
Treason III,3 13
Treaty(ies) I,10;II,2; 8,11,13
III,2;VI 15-16
Trial I,3;III,2; 3,13,22,23
A6;A7
Veto, President's power I,7 5
Vice-Presidency, succession to A20;A25 29-30,32-33
Vice-President
conditons for assuming
Presidency II,1;A20;A25 10,29-30
32-33
declaring President disabled,
role in A25,4 33
Senate, role in I,3;A12 3,24-25
term of office II,1 9
Voting rights A14;A24 25-27,32
blacks, former slaves A15,1 27
eighteen-years-old A26 34
women A19 29
War powers (see Congress,
declaring war powers;
President, powers & duties;
States, protection against
invasion)
Warrants A4 22
Weights and measures
standards of I,8 6
Women (see Persons)


``...a constitution, intended to endure for ages to come, and
consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs.''

John Marshall


At the conclusion of the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin
was asked, ``What have you wrought?'' He answered,
``...a Republic, if you can keep it.''




Subject: Who has seen the movie "Bai Bureh goes to war"?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 05:23:32 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
If you can recall this movie was shot and produced in Sierra Leone.The producer and sponsor was the late Abu Noah proprietor of Spring Water and Mount Everest Security Agency.I heard after the movie released,it was only shown once.What happened after I have no idea but I heard there was something political or tribal behind the mysterious disappearance of the movie from the cinema screens. I gathered a certain quarter had preferred a Sengbeh Pieh theme rather than a northern Bai Bureh who they think does not deserve to be a national hero.
Anyway I am still yet to confirm these pieces of info. Can anybody please throw some light here?


Subject: Re: Who has seen the movie "Bai Bureh goes to war"?
From: Joseph S. Sherman
To: All
Date Posted: 07:43:57 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
Before the Play "Bai Bureh Goes to War" was transformed into a Movie. I was one of the journalists that covered the initial launching of the play in a village close to Grafton. It was a fantastic scenery in the lushy and eerie moutains where a village was constructed for the performances of the original Sierra Leonean casts at the time. The late Abu Noah was a genius and wanted to prove to Sierra Leoneans that they possess talents that can be utilized in all aspects of life. Unfortunately, the official launching of "Bai Bureh Goes to War" at the national stadium which was given massiive promotion by both the print and electronic media was sabotaged by the SLPP government and supporters. The supporters of the SLPP who hated anything coming from the Northern Province mimmick the play by calling it " Abu Noah Goes to War." Consequently, the official launching of Bai Bureh Goes to War" was poorly attended, thus imposing heavy financial loss on the late Abu Noah. All in all, this depict the type of mentality people in Sierra Leone have cultivated for a long time-they rather admire foreigners in place of their people. The late Abu Noah though discouraged at the time which coincided with the upsurge of the rebel and AFRC incursions in Sierra Leone, he managed to bring his dream into reality by employing Nigerian actors and actresses to put his dream into reality. Sadly, in the U.S. or may be in other parts of the world, this great movie is not in circulation as you can see other African movies. It won't be a suprise to me because the SLPP government never supported Abu Noah's ingenuity, if it was a film on Sengbe Pieh, I believe by now the film would have been in mass circulation.


Subject: Re: Who has seen the movie "Bai Bureh goes to war"?
From: silly season
To: All
Date Posted: 13:50:05 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: silly@msn.com
Entered From: gate3-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.43

Message:
where are the entrepreneurs in our nation? we rely on govt to promote everything. now we blame slpp for failure of a movie. are you serious? then we blame apc for price of rice. sure govt needs to create an environment that allows all to progress. but we as entrepreneurs need to step our game up. i feel with security and free press and eradication of coruption we can do it in sierra leone. where is the positivity? the last 30 years whether it be apc, slpp, ruf has seen a high negativity in our contry. lets come together mende man, temne man, kri, limba and build our country.


Subject: SHERMAN IS ALWAYS NEGATIVE ABOUT SLPP AND THE SOUTH& EAST
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 09:27:19 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-48-226.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.48.226

Message:
I have never read an article wherein you dont write bad about the sounthern people and SLPP.Are you learning to become the worst journalist by the time you take over cocorioko? Good luck.


Subject: Re: SHERMAN IS ALWAYS NEGATIVE ABOUT SLPP AND THE SOUTH& EAST
From: Joseph S. Sherman
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:25 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
Okdok,

You misconstrue my articles-what I see is what I write. I am not against Southerners, if I have cause to do so is because of attitudes and mentality potrayed by some of them. After all I am a brother-in-law to a southerner who is married to my elder sister. Mind you I have no plans to take over cocorioko, I am a man of multipe professions and multipe degrees so my input in Cocorioko is to continue my profession as a watchdog for society.

To be candid with you the moment the government of President Koroma starts betraying the confidence and trust of Sierra Leoneans, I will be the frst to expose those faults, I assure you.


Subject: Sherman, are you blind, dumb and deaf?
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 11:53:55 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:

"To be candid with you the moment the government of President Koroma starts betraying the confidence and trust of Sierra Leoneans, I will be the frst to expose those faults, I assure you."

Let me cure you Sherman:

1. Start with EBK's refusal to declare his assets
2. Beg him to allow Tejan Cole to quiz Afsatu Kabba fot the very very expensive electricity she bought
3. Advice him to stop annoying PMDC leader with his cavalier tribal appointments - he will not make it without him
4. East and South are the most economically productive regions in Salone - advise Agnes as EBK is now being called in Salone, that he must not treat these folks with levity/triviality.
5. That he should pay the student's grants (SLG). nor to Momoh in tem dis - education nor to priviledge.
6. Tell EBK to take it easy with dem peptio/juvenile gal dem - stroke day oooh

To be continued I've got to catch my flight...



Subject: Re: Sherman, are you blind, dumb and deaf?
From: Joseph S. Sherman
To: All
Date Posted: 12:12:00 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.east.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
N'gor Margai,

There is no need for obscenities or vile language on simple intellectual discourse. One thing you should learn as a perceived literate person is how you channel your grievances instead of resorting to sarcasms. All these allegations against the government of EBK are insinuations which the appropriate agency needs to handle in due course. After all, the government of Ex-President Tejan Kabbah owes a lot of expalnation to Sierra Leoneans likewise the cabal of criminal ministers who served under his two terms in office. The truth of the matter is most of you never knew how difficult it is to be deprived of your inallienable rights as Sierra Leoneans until you are faced with the same predicament. Today, the opposition SLPP has nothing to boast of in Sierra Leone besides, nepotism, tribalism and mass murder of northerners under the auspices of N'gor Solo B. The blood of Journalist Yanssaneh and many others killed by the SLPP are crying for justice. So, Ngor Margai-since you are cowardly saying that you are fictitiuosly boarding a flight, I am awaiting your arrival when you come from your world Utopian of lies, deception and ignorance.


Subject: Re: Sherman, are you blind, dumb and deaf?
From: Eh eh.. immm .uhmmmm .. fi fie foe..
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:40 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Answer the questions and points directly Mr Sherman..
Your statement above illustrate beating a O d bush..

Please lests leave the past in the past.. and move forward with the argument at hand..what say ye to the following..

1. Start with EBK's refusal to declare his assets

2. Beg him to allow Tejan Cole to quiz Afsatu Kabba fot the very very expensive electricity she bought

3. Advice him to stop annoying PMDC leader with his cavalier tribal appointments - he will not make it without him

4. East and South are the most economically productive regions in Salone - advise Agnes as EBK is now being called in Salone, that he must not treat these folks with levity/triviality.

5. That he should pay the student's grants (SLG). nor to Momoh in tem dis - education nor to priviledge.

6. Tell EBK to take it easy with dem peptio/juvenile gal dem - stroke day oooh


And nothing in the above constitute "obscenities or vile language"..


Subject: Re: Who has seen the movie "Bai Bureh goes to war"?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 08:07:18 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Thanks bro for your insight.Now I am begining to beleive the pieces of info I got. I think it is hightime we launch a campaign for this movie's re-release and circulation like other african or western movies.The APC govt. should take on this assignment which has to do with our culture and history and the minister of culture will be instrumental here.Thanks once again.


Subject: Bumbuna Theft
From: Thugs
To: All
Date Posted: 20:54:35 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
09 May 2008 | UNIOSIL/PIO/UN Radio


There are reports of serious setback on the completion of the Bumbuna Hydro Electric Project. This is due to the constant removal of the electric cables by thieves who use them as scrap metals. Speaking to UN Radio on Friday, the Project Manager at the implementation unit Dr. Abdul Rahim Jalloh said the latest report of theft on the hydro was received in Grafton on Thursday.


He said most of the towers along the Freetown Makeni high way have been vandalized. Dr. Jalloh called on Sierra Leoneans to see the hydro as a national project and to ensure its successful completion.


Subject: Re: Bumbuna Theft
From: Police
To: All
Date Posted: 03:02:17 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-151-54.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.151.54

Message:
Wee arrested the cable thieves, but I think the matter has been closed.NP


Subject: Have they questioned the President's brother?
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 09:30:27 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: gw.ab.starcomms.net at 41.205.189.9

Message:
They should quiz EBK's brother. His name has featured in previous cable thefts.

Dodo Hydro in Kenema District was completed in record time and has been functioning since. Why is Bumbuna such a problem?


Subject: Think Tank A President who is large, but is he in charge
From: Think Tank
To: All
Date Posted: 18:59:57 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:

Awoko News

Think Tank A President who is large, but is he in charge

Umaru Fofana


His large frame and silver hair will definitely mesmerise you, but is President Ernest Bai Koroma really in charge? Some eight months since he succeeded a president who many accused of oscillation and vacillation, talking and not acting, Ernest seems to be still harnessing his earnestness to rein in. For a president walking on a political tightrope, the forces are either familiar or predictable. And if the two divides he apparently finds himself caught up in-between do not slacken the rope, the nation will be pulled along into the dragnet.

Shockingly but not strangely, the president is caught up between a faction within his own party, the opposition SLPP party and probably his utterances. Hardliners within the governing APC party, among them some cabinet ministers, feel they should have a free hand, whatever that means, in doing whatever they want. This, versus a president who has put at stake his reputation and the respect of his family by vowing that there will be “no more business as usual.”

There is also the opposition SLPP party who hardly see anything good in what the president does. All of this against a president who, despite his uttering assurances is still to declare his assets, still to advise his minister of energy and power to show up at the Anti Corruption Commission as has been requested, still to divide the offices of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice and appointed not one but four sitting MPs into his cabinet.

Sitting MPs into his cabinet! In fairness to the president, or may be not as it ostensibly shows he is not in control, sources say he was arm-twisted into appointing certain MPs ministers because of the faction within his party that are determined to see things go their own way.

For years, there was a clear split within the then-opposition All People's Congress (APC) party. ML Bangura, the man many saw as just a guinea pig I doubt he was that insignificant was the chief plaintiff in a court case challenging Ernest Bai Koroma's leadership of the party. I think Mr Bangura was not a complete write-off because he had grievances he could articulate and could gain some sympathy. But if you believed many members and supporters of the APC at the time, he was merely dancing to the gallery occupied by politicised judges.

In any case, Mr Bangura was not as important as he made himself appear. I remember putting it to him at the time that Ernest Bai Koroma was the biggest single factor that gave a human face to the APC; whose overthrow in 1992 was far more welcomed than its re-election sixteen years later. Not having him as a presidential candidate at the time, meant doom for the party, however well organised the party's campaign machinery.

In the run-up to last year's general elections, the party convened a press conference at its headquarters to announce that the rift had been patched up. Present at the press conference were some members of the ML Bangura faction among them Eddie Turay and Birch Momodu Conteh.

But absent were two of the lynch pins, Serry Kamal and ML Bangura himself whom we were told was unwell and could not attend. Just after I had reported it on the BBC, ML Bangura called me to deny the differences had been ironed out, saying he had not been ill in a long time. He heaped a litany of accusations, counter accusations and recriminations against his former co-complainants. Of course his version was also carried by the BBC.

As August 2007 approached, Mr Bangura became increasingly ostracised. His former co-rebels became troops loyal to commander Koroma. But apparent unity within the party was not without a cost. Real politic manifested itself when, following those elections that the APC won, political horse-trading began.


Hence the appointment of sitting MPs as ministers.
And as President Ernest Bai Koroma approaches his eighth month in office, one needs no telling that he is struggling with forces within his cabinet. Forces believed to be shifting the party to the far right. A party source has reportedly questioned the visits to China by party stalwarts who, it says, are bent on reviving the old socialist strand of the APC.

Some political watchers have started drawing parallels with the Siaka Stevens days. President Stevens was a moderate when he became president, they believe. But the ultra radicals within his party and an opposition SLPP that would not make him sleep hardened him to near dictatorship.
Sources very close to the president say he is unhappy.


A source close to his mother says the old lady can lay her life on the line to prove her conviction about her son's commitment to country. But she is said to be concerned that a group of people are blackmailing him into racking it. They have reportedly threatened to undermine him if he attempts to rein in on them.


Whatever the truth or otherwise, it is incontrovertible that the edges are fraying within the governing All People's Congress party. Parallels have already started to be drawn between President Koroma and the last man to lead his party as president, Joseph Saidu Momoh.

Not because they are both left-handed. The global increase in the prices of essential commodities that led to the introduction of the state of economic emergency and the price control mechanism is here again. And the responses are said to be similar. If the desperation I am told goes on in government at present continues, desperate measures may be considered, including introducing a price control mechanism in a free market economy.


But President Koroma finds himself in a worse situation. While President Momoh did not have an official opposition, President Koroma does. The SLPP, which also wants to return to power, is not necessarily as interested in the general welfare of the people, as it is in embarrassing the APC by fault-finding the president on every move, at every turn.


This will not bode well for this country.
Pushing the president to the wall that puts him between an opposition SLPP and a hard lined wing within his own party leaves him with one of two options. He will either be forced to join the hardliners, or, be sterner and take more decisive action in dealing with people wanting to have it their own way. After all there is supposed to be “no more business as usual”. I doubt the latter.

But perhaps the president needs reminding that “the test of leadership is not how you deal with great successes, but with great adversities” I heard british Prime Minister Gordon Brown say recently. We know providing electricity for much of Freetown in 100 days, and the unprecedented interest in seeing the Bumbuna complete is so heart-soothing. Back that with stemming the tide of perceptible disenchantment against some of your team who are seen as not singing from the same hymn sheet as you, will make you am living legend.


In this enterprise, every progressive Sierra Leonean must be onboard. Leave the hungry politicians on both sides of the political divide, and let the president feel being supported in the right things he is doing or says he wants to do. This will emasculate the forces of retrogression guising under the cloak of one faction or political party or another. After all, it is said, a people divided among themselves cannot stand.


By Umaru Fofana


Subject: Sierra Leone gov’t closes opposition radio station
From: Sierra Express
To: All
Date Posted: 18:58:02 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Panapress

Sierra Leone gov’t closes opposition radio station

Sierra Leone’s opposition "Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Radio Unity FM 94.0 has unceremoniously gone off air.


Tuesday 13 May 2008


The opposition Party accused the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) of shutting down its Unity Fm 94.0 radio, a charge the government has owned up citing illegality.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications, the radio was not properly registered.

"Its papers are not correct and it is causing problems for other air space users by interfering with their transmission," the ministry said.

According to opposition SLPP Secretary General Jacob SLAJ Saffa, the radio was shut down on the orders of the Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, and his deputy Mohamed Koroma.

Chairman Independent Media Commission, Mrs. Bernadette Cole, said the SLPP radio Unity 94 FM was legally registered with the Independent Media Commission (IMC). "It has a right to broadcast," she said.

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists condemned the act, saying it undermined Press Freedom. Government lacks the legal status to ban any radio or Newspaper in this Country. It is the IMC that should have acted. Panapress .


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone gov’t closes opposition radio station
From: Jame Baimba Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:20:57 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
"Chairman Independent Media Commission, Mrs. Bernadette Cole, said the SLPP radio Unity 94 FM was legally registered with the Independent Media Commission (IMC). "It has a right to broadcast," she said.

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists condemned the act, saying it undermined Press Freedom. Government lacks the legal status to ban any radio or Newspaper in this Country. It is the IMC that should have acted".

Way to go, Bernadette Cole and SLAJ. This is a big shame. Prez EBK should fire the minister of information and his deputy(the hustler) for deliberately lying to the people of Sierra-Leone.

This gov't continues to puzzle me as time passes by. Mr. President, you have a lot of goodwill both in salone and in the international community, but you have started on the wrong road. Please get a grip of yourself and your ministers as soon as possible.


Subject: To King Loggy, My Sinji Brother
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 17:45:15 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 199.97.121.99

Message:
King Loggy, I just saw your post, gently nudging me to the wonderful days of growing up in Sinji quarters. What wonderful holidays I had in that place. Indeed Mohamed, Alieu (or Omaru) and the other Kamara kids are like brothers to me. I also remember Borbor Lumeh and the Mbayo kids. Mohamed used to be a sharpshooter with the 'rubber fack' and other teenage joys and quite the footballer too. I think I know who you are but can't be too sure because of the distortions of time. I just know that you are my brother. Please, please contact me at mammysweh@gmail.com
In anticipation,
Fen Plaba.


Subject: Re: To King Loggy, My Sinji Brother
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 00:59:05 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Fen Plaba, My Sinji brother, a small world indeed.
Please check your gmail.


Subject: Favor from Sierra leoneans in the UK!!!
From: Badara
To: All
Date Posted: 14:12:44 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: sirbadara@yahoo.com
Entered From: lgb-static-216.70.131.210.mpowercom.net at 216.70.131.210

Message:
Hi,
please help me locate a long lost relative and her daughter. The lady's name is Minnie and her daughter's name is Jenny/ Jennie, I don't know what last name the go by in the UK but her mother used to reside in Kenema and her name was Ms. Pat.She had her baby in the UK and i believe she migrated between 1992-1994. Please ask around or point me in the direction of locating them, i am willing to do whatever it takes (radio ad and even tv ad).Thank you all for your time and God bless.


Subject: Re: Favor from Sierra leoneans in the UK!!!
From: Minnie K
To: All
Date Posted: 14:29:17 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: client-81-109-221-93.leed.adsl.virgin.net at 81.109.221.93

Message:
Badara , i dont know you as a relative. Reveal more about yourself and i will post my details for your to contact me.


Subject: Re: Favor from Sierra leoneans in the UK!!!
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:46:20 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Badara,
Da bekeh way you bin don mileh na sa leone nor to ya you dae cam get am. Nor body nor go show you am. A know osai eday but i nor go show you de place.


Subject: You can never take bush out of the monkey.
From: Bankole Bright Jr
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:39 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: Banky@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 74.93.194.45

Message:
Sierra Leone today is reminescent of an abandoned animal sanctuary in which the original infrastructure has been absorbed by decay. Thick undergrowth abandorns everywhere, the primates have multiplied gone wild, overflowing beyond the limits of the original site, and are now into politics. Silver backs, gorillas, chimps and the likes, adorned in suits, all running for political office. The mountain gorillas from the north, robed in red, are now in strong competition against their southern lowland cousins in green, fighting for power. Come 2012, these bush whackers will once again display their true nature when they will lash at each others throat, (elections) and the killings will start all over again. You can never take the bush out of the monkey.


Subject: Re: You can never take bush out of the monkey.
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:13:32 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-077-251-029-095.chello.nl at 77.251.29.95

Message:
I am not sure if you have love for the ordinary man on the street.
It is people like you who have made the world a bad place to be. If you are a decent man, you will censure yourself before, you cast our people in such a bad light.
I am ashamed to be in a society where your type exists.
Shame on you. Your selfishness is sickening!


Subject: Re: You can never take bush out of the monkey.
From: O. E. G. Johnson
To: All
Date Posted: 22:16:25 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: oegjohnson@aol.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I see no point for these comments. They are only intended to annoy, and to what end? We Afficans live in very fragile societies. So we need to exercise a minimum of civility in addressing each other. Otherwise, only foreigners will benefit from our uncooperative behaviour towards one other. We should discuss and criticize without spewing insults. There is really is no need for stooping low.


Subject: Re: You can never take bush out of the monkey.
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 19:09:03 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: CONTEHLAWRENCE@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: cpe-75-185-113-252.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.113.252

Message:
Are you serious? You seem to have a very low opinion of your fellow citizens.What is eating you up? Please be more thoughtful and considerate.Considerate enough to strive to become a part of the solution,not the problem.I don't think we need to resort to saber rattling to add to the difficulties our people are facing at this time.


Subject: Re: You can never take bush out of the monkey.
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:50 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-233-45.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.233.45

Message:
And what about the orangoutangs and the anacondas from mountain villages like Leicester, Regent, Charlotte etc. and their cousins from sea-side villages like tokeh,York, Lakkah, Numer two, Hamilton etc. not forgetting their step-brothers in villages like Waterloo, Allen Town, Orogu, Hastings etc who have been at each other's throats from time memorial any time there is a mayoral elections or village headman ship elections?

Paddy go eat da wan week soup before ee get sour.


Subject: Re: You can never take bush out of the monkey.
From: Lucky Dube died for us all - Different Colors, One nation.
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:21 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
This nah im we call proxy war..
Good spin doctors u 2....

Dont forget.. the evil beast in us always looks for an outlet.. and these days its seems are fingers and keyboards are the conduits..

Stop childish pranks that costs lives..


Subject: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:04:28 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
SLPP RADIO SPACE NOT APPROVED BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL AT SLBS

I am writing this piece based on the content of documents provided by the SLPP. Let me make it clear that I am taking an objective stand on the issue even though being an APC supporter. First of all the Radio station shouldn’t have been closed out rightly. A letter should have been written to them informing them of any deficiency and requesting that they take corrective action(s). In the event they failed, then the government or any authorized agency can come down heavily on them either by a closure or a fine.
Concerning the action to close the station, I believe there is evidence in one of the documents which indicated that the space was not approved. According to the document which the SLPP are claiming to have given them the approval to install the antenna states that “I write to confirm that due consideration has been given to your request and to inform you that Broadcasting space is available at Twelve Million Leones (Rent) per annum” This statement doesn’t give approval for the space. The Statement according to my understanding only indicated that they are reviewing the application and should it be approved the cost of the space will be twelve million Leones. I hope the English experts will help me if I am wrong.
As I mentioned earlier, notwithstanding to my interpretation, the government should have used proper procedural method in the matter. Even though there is all evidence that the approval was not granted additional guidelines should have been provided to them in order to regularize the situation. I therefore ask that the APC government review the matter and act appropriately.
For the SLPP, being an opposition doesn’t mean that you should flout the laws of the land and start crying as if something terrible has happened to you. I believe if the APC radio station had done similar thing during your reign, definitely you would have done likewise. Please use restraint in order to resolve the issue amicably.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 13:08:18 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Hassan, please, do not allow your sentiments to surpass your reasoning ability, that will make you look funny.
We live in the DEMOCRATIC WORLD and do not forget that this is the 21st century. In a democracy, on-body/group of people has the right to ban another person/institution from expressing their views by any medium. FREE SPEECH is the most fundamental principle of a democracy. The whole world knows that the word DEMOCRACY is not part of your APC'S vocabulary. The APC does not believe in it and is not willing to follow its principles. But, rest assured that we the true citizens of Sierra Leone will never again allow your APC to get away with any undemocratic action.
Please, be informed that the authority to supervise and regulate the operation of all media houses in our country to now vested in the hands of the Independent Media Commission(created by an act of parliament).
The head of that statutory body Miss. B. Cole said on state radio that the SLPP'S radio station is properly registered and has all the rights to operate in the country. If only you understand this statement from the commission, you will quickly withdraw your post.
Since President Ernest Koroma took over political power, he has being constantly violating our constitution/laws only because he is determined to run the country the same way his mentors ,Siaka Stevens and J.S.Momoh did. Do not also forget that, he promised the nation that he will act this way during the campaign.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:52:12 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
SAIDU,
Let me make it clear that your posting is very sentimental and is subjected to misunderstanding of the actaul issue being discussed. The issue is not about registration or license, its about the use of the space at Lescester which is the responsibilikty of SLBS as indicated by the documents provided by your SLPP(PLEASE READ ALL THE DOCUMENTS PROVIDED BY YOUR PARTY BEFORE YOU START TO MAKE IRRELEVANT COMMENTS ABOUT SOMEONE'S POSTING). Based on that document there is no evidence that they were given approval except if you can interprete it otherwise. Notwithstanding that i still request that the APC government review the matter and allow the Radio station to operate. SAIDU, let me tell you that if your so call SLPP was anything good for the people of Sierra Leone, they should have still been holding the leadership of the country. I therefore as that you stop making derogatory remarks and try to understand issues before jumping into conclusion.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 15:19:09 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.235

Message:
Hassan, you do not understand my point about the closure of the SLPP's radio station. But, with respect, for argument sake, let me take your attention to another point, the SLPP radio conducted tests for a long time, If the station was located on the wrong spot, I believe the SLBS should have corrected it during the test period.
I put it to you that the locat1on and operation of any media house is not the responsibility to the SLBS.
Above all in the letter sent to the radio UNITY, it was never stated that to station was located on the wrong spot and I am sure, you manufactured that side to the story.
I assure you that the SLPP is made up of sober minded people who will never act outside the laws of our country.
I also put it to you that the people of Sierra Leone did not give political power to the APC by democratic principles, It was the electorial commission that was bias against the SLPP, which questionably gave VICTORY to the APC.
We the members of the SLPP conceded because we do not want another BLOOD LETTING in our country and for that reason our leadership is well respected in the whole world. The PEACE AND TRANQUILITY of our country and its people is more important to us than ruling the nation at all cost.
You guys must not be proud of a victory that disfranchised of large number of our people, Shame on you and the electorial commission.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:42:38 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
SAIDU BANGURA,
I will stop at this point because we are not speaking the same language.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: James Baimba Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 19:33:13 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Hassan,

But the chair of IMC, Miss. Cole said on Network Africa on the BBC yesterday that the gov't has no right to ban the radio station. She categorecally stated that the radio was duly registered, and that the minister erred in issuing out an order to ban the station.

Like you, I am an APC sympathiser, but I love salone first. I want my party and president to succeed, but they should start by doing the right things.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 22:03:51 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.235

Message:
James, God bless you. I pray and hope that Hassan and all other APC members will emulate your good example.
I have always being appealing to my Sierra Leonean brothers and sisters to put our country above all other things.
It is clearly stated in our constitution that nobody has the right to ban another person from operating a media house. That simply means that, for no reason, can somebody stop another person from expressing his or her views.
I am sure that Hassan Kamara did not properly read the documents that changed hands between the SLPP and the SLBS. If he read them well, there is no way, he would have stated that the SLPP was wrong.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: Hassan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:41:24 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: c-68-50-36-185.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.50.36.185

Message:
For James and Alpha,
Please read my original posting.


Subject: Mr Kamara talk to people who listened to the IMC chair
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:26:43 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: gw.ab.starcomms.net at 41.205.189.9

Message:
As patriotic Sierra Leoneans, we must learn to avoid blind following when the facts are very clear AND POINT TO APC TAKING US BACK TO THE DARK DAYS.

Hassan the APC press release re the ban, is extremely flawed. The ministry cannot produce any letter of complaints from the other phantom radio stations affected ... none, not even 1 specific radio is mentioned. This is corroborated by the listening populace - no one (but the APC leadership) seem to have experienced tunning in to other radios. Another big surprise... the APC radio is currently operating without a valid license and was registered under false pretext - as a religious radio.

Should the APC start using assassins to eliminate opposition members - the likes of 'highway' of the Sheky days, I am sure Hassan will still argue that they are only targeting 'bad people'. Boh leh we lef dis nonsense yah.

The country has bigger and more pressing problems and all these small minded hustlers are concerned about is muzzling opposing voices.

May all those intent on strangling democracy in Salone contract debilitating illnesses like stroke and multiple organ failure to boot! Insha Allah.


Subject: Re: Mr Kamara talk to people who listened to the IMC chair
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:58:24 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Jacob Kanu,
My assessment of the situation was based on the document presented to me not what comes out of PEOPLE'S MOUTH which might be true or false. Jacob, i still stand to whatever assessment i had made regarding this matter. If you decide to label me is fine with me. All i asked is for people to behave in a rational manner in order to fall short of expectations. I have no reason to hide any truth whatsover, i make comments when appropriate not with sentiment but with objectivity.Lets try to avoid chaos and look at issues objectively in order to find reasonable solution.

I cannot comment on the issue regarding the APC license because i have no fact and most importantly it was installed during the SLPP government. I therefore have the feeling that the station was properly registered before it commences its operation.


Subject: Re: Mr Kamara talk to people who listened to the IMC chair
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:37 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Do you really understand this whole APC opposition-muzzling debacle going on? I am afraid, it doesn't seem like you have the slightest of clues.

The Independent Media Commission (IMC) is the constitutional authority in this matter, the IMC chair person's statement on this matter is "NOT FROM PEOPLE'S MOUTH" as you opined, except if you are now so blinded by osai owai that Salone constitution pales to insignificance.

You seem to also assume that because the APC radio was registered a year ago they should not continue to honour payment obligations because as folks like you say "nar we tem dis". Let me make this simpler, there are monthly/annual financial payments that radio stations make to the IMC - the APC radio is not up to date on that

Hassan, I am sure even you of all people know that this is not the solution to our increasingly mounting problems in Mama Salone and may just lead to unnecessary disruptions. Gone are the days when we rolled and played dead under Sheky.

No body nor the passam par we again.


Subject: Re: Mr Kamara talk to people who listened to the IMC chair
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:33:28 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Jacob,
I think you don't understand my position. I could have taken the same position be it SLPP or any other party. From the documents presented by the SLPP Sec. Gen., i disagree with you that the registration and installation of radio antenna is the sole responsible of IMC. If you want to contest it i will call on Mr. John Leigh to assist us in this matter. Let me also remind you that i did not support the closure of the radio and let me also inform you that i do not know of any arrears owed by the APC radio and as a result i cannot comment on it. My contribution on this issue is base on the documents presented. If you decide to misquote and label me its fine with me, but all i know if you are around this arear we shall one day interract and you will know me better.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: Abdul kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 17:25:46 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: Bangs@hotmail.com
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
Hassan, you are right, yours is advanced and you appear to be honest in your in wrightings.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 12:19:45 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
Fellow:
The amount was due in quarterly amounts of Le3million. The money paid up is for the quarter ending July 2008.

Some of you guys like confusing issues.

Can the APC display its registration and licensing documents too? The IMC chief claims that Radio We Yone is not properly registered. Are you guys going to ban Radio We Yone - the APC radio station?

This is not good for democracy - APC or SLPP. Let us behave like civilized people for a change.


Subject: Re: SLPP RADIO STATION SPACE WAS NOT APPROVED
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 12:27:51 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Did you properly read and comprehend my posting?


Subject: US tycoon takes Salone gov't to court
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:44:05 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
US-based Houston Chronicle Wednesday reported that Roger Crooks, a purportedly ‘well-known businessman in Sierra Leone who mined diamonds and helped fleeing refugees during the country's bloody coup in 1997', has taken the government to court for ‘breach of contract.'


Subject: Re: US tycoon takes Salone gov't to court
From: M. Alieu iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:27:28 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
A court in Houston Texas does not have VENUE JURISDICTION over the government of sierra leone on a contract matter. The Venue for any such liutigation should be in Sierra leone courts. A motion to dismiss for lack of venue jurisdiction should take care of the problem. It also depends on whether or not the law suit was filedin Federal Court or in State Court. If it is filed in State Court then it is removeable to the Federal Courts as first step and Counsel for the State of Sierra Leone can then make a motion to dismiss in the Federal Courts for lack of venue jurisdiction. Except of course if the terms of the contract state that the forum for the adjudication of any lawsuits should be in Houston. If this is so then it begs the question of why any Government would want to sign an agreement with regards to a contract for services performed in sierra leone, and agree to a foreign forum as a forum for litigating disputes. At best an agreement fo such a nature should designate an Arbitration pursuant to an International agreement and even then the forum MUST be in sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: US tycoon takes Salone gov't to court
From: SIK
To: All
Date Posted: 11:20:40 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
Entered From: lgrt-78.dhcp.umass.edu at 128.119.230.78

Message:
If it's true, the APC government should set a commission of inquiry on the previous SLPP government on the issue. This will prepare the ruling government for trial, and forestall or warn any future misappropriation of funds and unethical practice of business with investors.


Subject: Re: US tycoon takes Salone gov't to court
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 11:47:21 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
It is interesting how fast the former SLPP gov't can be accused of anything.

"The suit states that he leased the 212-room hotel from the then government in 1995 for $190,000 a year for 15 years with a 15-year renewal option." I guess this was during the NPRC regime.

"The suit also asked the government to pay Crooks for his helicopter, hovercraft and airplane that troops destroyed all valued at about $1.7 million. It also asks that he be compensated for housing the United Nations members at the hotel since 2002 at a rate of about $40,000 a month." Now the question here is, Which troops damage the hotel? Was the SLG responsible for housing the UN members? Who determines the cost of $40,000/per month? My math might be a little wacked but $40,000/month for 1yr is $480,000 as compared to $190,000/yr. That is over 100% profit.

"According to the report, Crooks, who is presently recovering from gallbladder surgery, said he has tried to improve the lives of the Sierra Leoneans.

He said he has financed and built schools, clinics and roads in an impoverished nation that has struggled for political and economic stability since it gained independence from England in 1961." Can we have the names of the schools,clinics and the roads that he financed?


Subject: Re: US tycoon takes Salone gov't to court
From: Surprised
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:20 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-147-232-150.range86-147.btcentralplus.com at 86.147.232.150

Message:
Is Roger Crook a tycoon???What a joke.I like his name though!!!


Subject: Re: US tycoon takes Salone gov't to court
From: Udat nor sabi Rodger Crooks bah ??
To: All
Date Posted: 12:47:55 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 5ac25ff6.bb.sky.com at 90.194.95.246

Message:
Maybe Rodger Crooks may want to explain about all the diamond smuggling he and his friend (Fergie's Texan ex-boyfriend) were involved in.I think GOSL should counter sue for diamond smuggling under the cover of hotel-management. Do you think he paid the appropriate taxes to GOSL? I know this man personally and he is only bitter that he does not have a stake in the New upcoming Sierra Leone. (And believe me despite world market pressure, Sierra Leone IS UPCOMING in real terms !!)


Subject: Gov't fast track stadium rehab
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:41:53 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Gov't fast track stadium rehab
Past Headlines

With the football world governing body FIFA final inspection drawing nearer, work at the National Stadium in Freetown is almost in conclusion to meet the dead line.

According to the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) the FIFA inspector, who doubles as Zambia 's Football Association president, Kalusha Bwalya will arrive in Freetown this week.



Subject: FOR BAMBAY LANS K{WE NEED FOOD NOT ANYTHING BY NOW}
From: krioboy
To: All
Date Posted: 11:22:21 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: krioboy@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-43-214.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.43.214

Message:
My friend our people need the palm oil price drop etc.Lets forget about this politics.


Subject: In disunity we become a hopeless nation!!
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:36 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-148-213-57.range86-148.btcentralplus.com at 86.148.213.57

Message:
The saying goes: "The tribe that collects food and gathers it by the net
full, will indeed, today and tomorrow see the gathered food
overflowing – (a Mampa proverb).

Sierra Leone has always had a reputation for hospitality. So this land
must always have been fruitful, the gardens well-tended, and fully able
to support our ancestors' desire to build a better future, working
together. Majority of the constituents comprising the population of
Sierra Leone today are immigrants. We know that and that hospitality
has continued to this day. How many of us know our origins?

Yet when this beautiful country came under one rule, it was said by the
late Governor Clarkson that one area would clash with another, the
back wall with the front door; that its foundations were built on a
combination of sand, gravel, bush lawyer and virgin soil, rather
implying that it could not endure. I'm sure this prophecy must have
caused some disquiet, even dismay. Was it pre-ordained that there
must be division? Or could an underlying unity be established, so long
as it was founded upon reverence for a shared belief? That was Sir
Milton’s conviction - a common bond of faith would be a force strong
enough to hold the house together.

May I today reaffirm that conviction, but set it even more widely: for all
in Sierra Leone to live in one house; and I believe that what will hold
together the house that is our nation, is a commitment to living and
working together.

If we live without loyalty to a common cause, if there is no general
acceptance that confrontation for its own sake damages the well-being
of everyone, we shall live, obviously, in disunity. Our foundations are,
indeed, unsound. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." [Mark
3:25]

Without unity, one wall will merely confront the other; age-old wisdom
will go unheeded; without unity, there is, and probably can be, no
proper social order. So the people lose their way, because they cannot,
or will not, see the path they should walk together. "Where there is no
vision, the people perish," as the Book of Proverbs says. [29:18]

Even so, this cannot mean that all contrary or individual opinion should
be smothered, or ignored, or decried. New ideas have to come from
somewhere. Indeed, they must be encouraged, welcomed and
understood. They must be given, and received, in respect and in love.
Then, there may be agreement - that the idea should be adopted, or
abandoned. Or there may be agreement to disagree, for the time being
at least, and so then there is opportunity to move on to something else.

We must not become trapped in quarrels. For there is so much upon
which we can agree. There is so much we have in common. We are,
after all, all children of God. We share a common humanity, a common
ability to laugh and cry, to hope and to dream, to rejoice and to grieve,
to love and to be hurt. Let us never forget that.

Another thing we have in common is that we all belong to a family; and
to our families, we all owe a special loyalty, a special responsibility.
They nurture us, they mature us, and they provide us with our homes.
This has always been true, and further, it has always been true of all
peoples, of all cultures, at all times. "Family" might mean slightly
different things to different people, but the underlying concept is
universal.

That sense of family is in danger of being lost. There are many reasons:
the call of the city life, unemployment, the struggle to earn enough,
television that limits our vision to the size of 'the box'. There is no
simple answer, but so much depends on teaching, on example, on all
of us practising that loyalty to one another, that responsibility to one
another, that is the basis of true family life.

Yet loyalty and responsibility to others, even to those outside our
immediate families, is also, when we think about the essence of things,
absolutely vital. Such a loyalty as this is the basis of any true
community; of overall social cohesion; of fundamental national unity.
And true unity, paradoxically, allows greater diversity, amongst
individuals, between families and extended families, even within entire
countries.

Let's reflect on that for a moment. We in this country inherit two great
cultures, the European and the hinterlands – made up of so many
tribes and sub-tribes, each bringing with it its own distinctiveness. We
are fortunate that we can all share the richness of both - enjoy salad,
jollof rice, Shakie tomboy, kayoka, manornor, etc. They all, belonging
to the two sit comfortably, side by side. We can, and must, learn of
both. And other cultures have come too, adding their own distinctive
colours to the nation-state, the cloak, that represents our national life.
This is what I mean by unity in diversity - understanding, sharing,
rejoicing, in those things that make each of us different, yet at the
same time united, determined to hold together.

It is in this spirit of greatly extended family, of unity, that we must
address the problems and concerns that face us as a nation: our need
for reconciliation and redress for the wrongs of the past: issues of
tribalism, nepotism, cronyism and corruption in areas as diverse as
land and resources, criminal and civil justice; issues of deprivation,
education, health. Some issues impinge more upon a tiny minority than
the average Sierra Leonean; some more upon the average Sierra
Leonean than the tiny minority. But all are issues facing the nation as a
whole; and all must be addressed by the nation as a whole. For they
can be resolved only in a spirit of oneness.

So the essential well-being of our nation might, actually, depend on
our realising that it is built upon different types of ground, that our
shared nation is built upon a mixture of sand, gravel, bush layer and
rich virgin soil - upon a blend of Krio, Temne, Mende, Limba, Loko,
Fula, Yalunka, Susu, Madingo, Vai, Kissi, Sape, Sherbro, Mampa, plus
whoever or whatever might be represented in the whole (- I shudder to
think) - and, the Koranko, and that this diversity can be unified to
make a firm foundation for our nation. At least, this is an interpretation
of the prophecy that suggests itself to me.

For it is still the truth that, without a strong sense of kinship, of
loyalty, of responsibility to all those around us, and not only to
ourselves or to our immediate families, it becomes difficult, or in some
circumstances impossible, to achieve the better future we all desire;
not just for ourselves, but even more for our children and our
children's children.


We have come to help implement the principles and ideals of the
founders of our nation-state. We have to make Sierra Leone a better
place today and tomorrow. The past has created our present
circumstances – I urge all of us to embrace the past to be able to see
clearly those oversights that will path a brighter today and a more
fulfilling future. We are all an extension of each other – I cannot hurt
Rev. Kabs Kanu without hurting Sheku Kallon. Both, at present, stand
over a great task. I implore them to be objective and truthful in their
reporting and analyses. As our defenders, they should do so without
compromising our peaceful co-existence.

Let us unite, let us sing different songs that have a similar chorus of a
united nation, let us gather together, and let the bond of fellowship
unite us.


Subject: Re: In disunity we become a hopeless nation!!
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:00 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-233-45.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.233.45

Message:
There no such tribe as Mampa anymore in Sierra Leone. I beleive the Mampas have been absorbed by the Temnes.


Subject: Re: In disunity we become a hopeless nation!!
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:22 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-208-228.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.208.228

Message:
Indeed, classified a sub-tribe of the temne tribe. There are still
mampains who speak their dialect which the typical Temne will not
understand. They do exist - becoming an endanger species. We have to
protect some of these cultural heritages. A sad and hopeless condition
we find ourselves.


Subject: Prof Harry Turay, Olu Gordon, five others approved
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:06 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Momodu Touray as ambassador to the UN and four others as board members. The presidential nominees were interviewed on Wednesday 7th by the committee on appointments and public service for which its chairman the majority leader of the APC, Hon Edward Turay, said they adhered strictly to their standard procedures by questioning them on their educational backgrounds, track records, declared assets, tax obligations and their visions for a successfully and nationally productive tenure of office.
Read full story bellow:


Subject: Re: Prof Harry Turay, Olu Gordon, five others approved
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 10:54:26 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-148-213-57.range86-148.btcentralplus.com at 86.148.213.57

Message:
When is our president going to declare his assets? A honourable deed if
he can do that!!


Subject: After he has stole some substantial amount
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:05 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
EBK will only declare his assets when he would have looted enuf or have received his own share of the Alfa Kanu spoils.

Why would anybody believe EBK when he cannot do the simplest of tasks. This is shameful.


Subject: Reminder about new rules and regulations on this forum
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:31:03 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acaba7d3.ipt.aol.com at 172.171.167.211

Message:
Ladies and gentlemen, I am writing to remind you about some of the newest rules and regulations we have decided upon for this forum .

1. To avoid unnecesary conflicts and waste of time on negative energies, forumites cannot attack Awareness Times and its publisher or any of its reporters or forumites on this forum. Whatever happens at Awareness Times must remain there. This is especially so when I get blamed as the one doing the writing, though this, you all know, is not so.

You can discuss the statements made in an article on the paper , like Mr.Feika did when he refuted only what Harray Will said , without condemning the writer or ascribing motives to the publisher. If there is an interesting article on politics on Awareness Times and you want to discuss it , debate only the essential parts .You can discuss the important parts of an article without attributing motives to the publisher or creating chaos. If it is however a controversial issue that would bring conflicts, please avoid it.

2. THE NEW PEOPLE . Let us show Sheku Kallon that we are more cultured and reasonable by ceasing the personal attacks on him. You can discuss the merits and demerits of articles published in the paper but do not launch personal attacks on Sheku Kallon. Do not, for instance, call him a tribalist, bigot or other uncomplimentary tags . Do not provide any unsubstantiated allegations about him on this forum. You can say, for instance, that Sheku Kallon should not have attacked Professor Cecil Blake because Blake is not what he is being portrayed by Sheku Kallon (And you can give your reasons ), but no personal attacks on the Publisher of the NEW PEOPLE. You can say that a particular article in the paper is false and you can give your reasons. Let us make the forum interesting and educative by making reasoned analyses and statements.Let us however avoid personal attacks and labelling of people.

3. The Moderator, Forum Police and I are too busy to read all the posts as soon as they are made . If anybody feels offended by any post, just drop us a note, showing the url and number of the specific post and we will delete it. Do not rush to another forum and start spreading lies about me in retaliation. yOU DON'T KNOW WHETHER I SAW THE POST AND OFTEN IT COULD BE THAT I HAD NOT SEEN IT.

4. It is everybody's duty for us to sanitize this forum and maintain its reputation as the best and the most interesting.


Subject: Re: FOR REV. KABS-KANU
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:51:49 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
I don't understand Revrend. Supposed the said gongorli newspaper publishes another set of bogus allegations against me or ascribes phony quotes and doctored photos to me and does other gongorli worwor tricks on me, by me or about me and such gongorli ninjas babu RUF journalism gets into cocorioko, are you saying I cannot defend myself in cocorioko by going personally against that miserable creature? - JL


Subject: Re: FOR REV. KABS-KANU
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 14:22:34 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acaba7d3.ipt.aol.com at 172.171.167.211

Message:
MR. LEIGH, these are exactly the things I am trying to avoid. I have the highest respect for you. I don't think there are many men I respect in this world like you. I however will not keep your article on the forum because you called the lady names. If I keep it, I will be violating the terms of our agreement. This will no longer be accepted on the forum. I must however say in response to your questions that if Awareness Times writes an article against you that contains inaccuracies and you write a rebuttal , as long as it does not contain insults but deals with the issues , we can publish it. What we will not publish are articles that contain wild and unfounded allegations and insults or name-calling.


Subject: Re: FOR REV. KABS-KANU
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:48:24 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
I tried to respect your edict in the posting of mine you've just removed.

If you review it carefully, you will note that I scrupulously avoided any direct reference to any individual or newspaper by name - only reference to the type of journalism/journalist we all want to get rid off.

In your earlier settlement with such a journalist, perhaps, you could have included protection for all innocent victims as well as against non-genuine journalism no one wants. Even so, the settlement was a move in the right direction. - JL


Subject: Re: FOR REV. KABS-KANU
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 16:04:55 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acaba7d3.ipt.aol.com at 172.171.167.211

Message:
Mr. Leigh, you have a lot to contribute to Sierra Leone. It will amaze you how many people continue to have profound respect for you

When we went to Maryland for the awards ceremony, there was a brilliant discussion at the home of APC Parliamentarian, Alimamy Kargbo about how best the Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora could be inspired to contribute more positively to the development of Sierra Leone. During the discussion in the presence of Ambassador Bockarie Stevens, PMDC Ambassador-at-large Dauda Tombo Bangura, and many other top APC operatives, you were highly commended as another Ambassador who did so much during your tenure and could have accomplished a lot if the Kabbah government had given you the chance. Your scrupulous campaign against corruption and laziness and inefficiency was recalled .I felt proud of you since I am one of those praising your tenure.

With such high respect people have for us, we can do better for our country and people .Let's just forgive whatever we feel people may have done to us and move on for the betterment of mother Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: FOR REV. KABS-KANU
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:29:04 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Thank you very much, Rev K-K.

Prez Kabbah had his own unique preferences for certain types of characters, one of whom is unmentionable in this forum and, apparently was hired and honored to wreck people like us.

In fact, I once had a conversation with an individual now heading an African government who complained to me about the characters Kabbah choose to surround himself with. He wanted me to help him understand Kabbah's thinking processes. I respectfully declined. - JL


Subject: Re: Reminder about new rules and regulations on this forum
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 12:21:45 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
But reverend, I have never seen a personal attack on you by New People. So, please stop attacking other media and focus on making Cocorioko the best in the business.


Subject: Re: Reminder about new rules and regulations on this forum
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:11:15 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: acaba7d3.ipt.aol.com at 172.171.167.211

Message:
You have never seen one ? You must be kidding. The paper that had a picture of me and Alpha Kanu in an article in which he demeaned me with lies and false accusations because I won an award. Anyway, the article is in the hands of my attorney right now so I will not comment much on it. All I said, no retaliatory personal attacks on Sheku Kallon.I will explain the reasons later.


Subject: Re: Reminder about new rules and regulations on this forum
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 15:26:02 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Has anyone noticed that the new people is practising the same guerilla styled distorted journalism similar to that of a notorious group of fake journalists in the past?
There're are no contact or hosting details about the proprietors.


Subject: Re: Reminder about new rules and regulations on this forum
From: Tejan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:36:22 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac848ae4.ipt.aol.com at 172.132.138.228

Message:
That itself is a criminal violation. You don't publish a newspaper without disclosing your name, address and contact details. But somebody needs to sue Sheku Kallon to teach him a lesson.


Subject: Follow-up On: A Govt. Job or Creating Jobs (By Fen Plaba)
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:03 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.215.162

Message:
"True say talk me" Bra Fen Plaba, when you're properly tuned in, you can come up with smash-hit suggestions. You explore areas that we tend to overlook, either out of complacency or neglegence.

Indeed, your observation is striking, your constribution valuable and, above all, the suggested approach a more realistic solution to our economic problems than the quick-fix, short-cut routs we mostly prefer when crying for our country's economic revival.

You suggestion implicitly dwells first on patience and planning. These are two elements that are audaciously lacking in our ambitions for the future. The cultural heritage from which we hatch our future plans is mainly based on fancful snap-shot stuffs we capture from movies; extra-ordinary, once-in-a-lifetime success stories; the misconception that 'abroad life' implies 'automatic-success in life'; etc. These 'inflated false picture' as an interpretation of success in life tends to produce more 'fake folks' than real guys. And indeed, when the pre-supposed image fails to bring the speculated returns - or rather falls flat, there is a problem on how to compromise the decorated "big-shot" outlook with the humble, low-key planning that you suggestion hinted at. We hardly give time to proper growth in business enterprise before venturing on the "bongo" terrain.

A guy starts business with a promising prospects. Before you know it, he starts to live big. What next, he starts using most of the profit to service or maintain the bloated "Yenki-man" image. Bingo! He attracts other members of the extended family .... "Our brother is rich .... Our uncle is now handling millions ....." You become an automatic target for exploitation. Hey! Perhaps, exploitation is the wrong word, taking into consideration the strong traditional links between extended family relations in our society, but my point is this. When we fail to adhere to the modest planning that basic economic doctrine dictates, we put ourselves on the spot. If you give out too much to annoint family relations, you fail in business. Where extended family members could have managed or stuggle [In fact, the whole of life in Africa is a struggle], they approach uncle. When uncle fails to provide, they damn him. "He has enough, but he refuses to help" [Korthor O'mar ye!]

I used to live in Calaba Town. One of the biggest compounds was owned by the late Pa Turay of No. 18 Main Road [Bai Bureh, M'pa Ngeng]. Unknown to me, he used to sell planks of boards at Little East Street. At some point, during my age as a youth, spotless in my Academy uniform, I used to harbour the wrong concept that youthful, petty-traders along Sani Abach Street [Formally Kissy Street] have no future! They were mostly the folks that passionately support East End Lions FC, almost with an aggressive dogma. Innocently, that picture stayed with me until I came to know, late on in my teens, that the man with biggest compound in my area was only selling planks of boards! It was anathema to my young and innocent mind! I thought he should and must be a doctor to own such a big house!

To cut it short, I think it all has to do with attitude! The western legacy of "book-learning" being an all-or-nothing link to prosperity makes most people to look down on business venture as an area of potential failure. But, ironically, western university graduates study business to engage in at as their life-time profession. Strange indoctrination, isn't it!

That's why some of us remain impressed with the 6-3-3-6 system of education that is now focussing on technical and vocation forms of education to enable graduates secure jobs or get engaged in self-sustaining enterprises.

That's why Candid-O will ever remain the greatest guy for me in this forum, because he came out strongly, boldly and confidently to advertize his trade in calling cards. Perhaps, the present is just temporary. But I honestly believe that Candid-O is guy that is well connected to a brighter future.


Subject: Re: Follow-up On: A Govt. Job or Creating Jobs (By Fen Plaba)
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:15 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
That is so true of Pa turay.
Man Pa Turay was a distant relative who used to bail me out when I have exhausted all sources for my matinee show ticket in the case of a new release at Starco or Globe or my stadium ticket in the case of a Blackpool-Lions match or derbies like Blackpool-Republicans or Ports-Lions. As a last reliable resort he never failed me! May his soul rest in perfect peace.


"To cut it short, I think it all has to do with attitude!" That says it all.
The operative word in this sentence is ATTITUDE and that is what the new APC is actively advocating for.

Man the 6-3-3-4 was very impressive on paper but the implementation and preparation has not been up to the mark. I was very optimistic about this system but alas the authorities totally screwed up. Do you know I rode on the wings of the 6-3-3-4 to enter Europe?


Subject: Re: Follow-up On: A Govt. Job or Creating Jobs (By Fen Plaba)
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:12 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Darn... boy that was manna from segbwemah..

(not in any way related to a certain John Mannah.. read: biblical as in god sent food for Jews)..

I read the whole piece.. thinking right thru it.. WOW.. so insightful.. so to the point.. so.. eloquent.. so in tune with contemporary attitudes of approaching business & life issues..

And i scrooled one last time in sadness hoping for a "THE END" and i saw my name.. and the props..


MENSA.. bra tenki for the kudos.. man dey try boss..

If you are one of my Customers.. please hit me up on 2footleppet@gmail.com...if you are not..
I definitely need a brother like you as a customer..

And will shine your shoes, babysit your pikins, or take your cloths to the cleaners for a week..

I like showing my appreciations to my partners (we are all in this together) in this community telecom business.. One day.. we all can help build a SPRINT in salone..


Subject: Re: Follow-up On: A Govt. Job or Creating Jobs (By Fen Plaba)
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:35:08 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Pa.. when u do good.. good go fallah you..

Take not the pennies from me now.. when our sight should be on the dollar....


Subject: Re: Follow-up On: A Govt. Job or Creating Jobs (By Fen Plaba)
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:45 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Bra you geh for begin pay tax and advertisement fee to me.


Subject: Oh politricks.....Victor 4 to go..
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:21:40 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Rachel Horner and Tanu Jalloh
Freetown

Speculations are rife that the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) may soon dump its old but vibrant secretary general when executive members converge later this year to hold their national delegate conference and elect a new executive.

Victor Bockarie Foh, who sounded repulsive on the phone, has refused to comment on the matter but party sources suggested that a top APC member in the diaspora has already been identified for the position, despite assurances that the election process would be transparent.


Until recently when he came under scathing criticisms for corrupting the award of party symbol in the run up to the local government elections slated for July 5, Foh has proven to be one of the most loyal party stalwarts to have hailed from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party stronghold in the south.

On January 11, 2008 it was reported that Foh was one of two veteran politicians from the ruling party to have spent months making successful in-roads into the opposition's SLPP territory.

"Our independent investigations show that Victor Bockarie Foh and William Juana Smith have been winning hearts and minds of strategic southeasterners using a variety of devices. Whilst many southeasterners are avid supporters of the SLPP, the soft approach of both Foh and Smith in the south and east have been yielding dividends to make the territory more pliant to the leadership of Ernest Bai Koroma," a local newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, a political heavyweight, who preferred anonymity, told Concord Times that any attempt to get rid of Foh by way of supporting a candidate from the overseas could be criticized strongly by the rank and file of the party membership.

"I am a northerner but if Foh were to be sent out of the party's executive now we would all have been guilty of tribalism and regional discrimination," he avowed.

The source suggested that rumours about Foh's imminent dismissal could not be completely baseless. He made reference to Foh's vexed comments before he delivered a statement during the launch of government's Attitudinal and Behavioural Change initiative at State House on April 26.

Foh had registered his annoyance to the high table comprising the minister of information, Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, presidential and public affairs minister Alhaji Alpha Kanu, Vice President Samuel Sam Sumana and President Ernest Bai Koroma that his name was deliberately misspelt.

This outburst on the part of the APC scribe, according to our source, was not typical of the peaceful Foh he has always known.

Relevant Links

West Africa
Sierra Leone



"Many party members had wondered why would Foh be so gravely angry with the organizers because they merely misspelt his name. Some had posited that he might not be part of the original list of speakers," he said.

However, an old APC supporter Isatu Marrah who trades in confectioneries along Sani Abacha Street in Freetown said Foh must change his attitude.

She said Foh was "a rotten fish within the APC and must not be allowed to go scot-free. I also think we need new decent people in our politics and not the likes of Foh. He must go, come the next convention."


-------------------------------------------------------
I especially like the part:

"However, an old APC supporter Isatu Marrah who trades in confectioneries along Sani Abacha Street in Freetown said Foh must change his attitude."

hehehehehe.. attitudinal changes within the APC rank..
What changes your attitude the fastest..?
Been FIRED..
You can't beat that...


Subject: REACTION ON Mr. Addison John’s Assertions in Awareness Times
From: Mohamed Serwo Feika
To: All
Date Posted: 06:09:14 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: serwofeika@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 62.60.98.133

Message:

REACTION ON Mr. Addison John’s Assertions In Awareness Times Publication


I hereby write to demystify all the mist in your last two paragraphs about my Dad and Dr. Harry Will on the 9 May 2008. The comment made by a so called Mr. Addison that my Dad and Dr. Harry Will “shamelessly showering praises due to the Judiciary to APC government”. I want to categorically state here that they should be grateful for what the APC government have done in bringing the Appeal to a conclusion after 8 years on the shelves gathering dust. They should also be grateful because the present government have not just cleared their names but also their siblings some of which are politically minded.


On the issue of whether the case was politically motivated, offcourse it was because Dr. Harry Will’s layer was given a political appointment as cabinet minister which the editor will not refute. Even my Dad’s layer was given a political appointment under the then administration. Will such a thing happen in the West? Your guess is as good as mine on this.

If ever there is a Mr. Addison John, he must have been living out of Sierra Leone when the case was design in 1999 to get rid of Dr. H Will out of the political Landscape of Sierra Leone. I can still recall a senior Civil Servant asserting on the arrest of our parents by asking the question that “today is Dr. Will who will it be tomorrow”? She even went further to compare Dr. Tejan Kabba to Dr. Sheaka P. Stevens who will stop at nothing to kill anybody that stands in his way. This Senior Civil Servant statement has all come to pass namely Minority Leader of the SLPP, C.F (PMDC) & Hinga Norman (CDF). What more evidence does Mr. Addison John want about the fact that there is no separation of power in Sierra Leone? Why was Okere Adams arrested by the Anti-corruption and release immediately on the orders of the then president and invited for a cabinet meeting the following Wednesday? What about the then Justice Minister taking a retired Judge to preside over our parents case in his quest to secure conviction, when there were able Judges that were in active service? Why did the then Minister of Information and Broadcasting refuse to announce the arrest of our parent only to be executed by the then Minister of Presidential Affairs? Oh, least I forget that was separation of powers.


I want the editor of Awareness Times to know that my family are core SLPP members and will not do anything to rock the boat at this juncture but be mindful of assertions made in your publications against my Dad to be specific. Allow politicians to play their tricks and keep my Dad out of it.


Mohamed Serwo Feika


Subject: APC should SEIZE the SLPP Radio Until den gee dem Further No
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 07:15:52 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-157-182-254.range86-157.btcentralplus.com at 86.157.182.254

Message:
APC should SEIZE the SLPP Radio Until den gee dem Further Notices.

It has now been proven beyond all reasonable doubt that the slpp is indeed the most selfish, wicked and devious political party in our country.The are only interested in being in power for their own selfish means and not to serve the nation. Today, they are going round complaining about the apc government shutting down their radio station which has a frequency that is capable of covering the whole country. But this is the same SLLP party that spent eleven years deliberately running the nation radio station SLBS to the ground. During the slpp days in power, one could hardly get the SLBB from Hastings let alone Kailahun, Kabala or Pujehun. So why the new slpp 94. station? Simple, they have to get back to power for selfish reason after a serious drubbing at the polls by the apc. Shouldn't they have spend this money on our national radio network whilst they were in power? What a sad mistake the slpp are making. How can you win a propaganda war against a political party that was founded on LIES and DECEIT? You could not beat them in 67 when you were in power, you could not match them again in 2007, with all your DJ Teja-sei and Alie Bangura "Solo Log" noise. nar now oonu go able dem? Sehkeh ! You all stand a better chance shagging queen latifa than winning a propaganda war against the apc, a party that thrives on LIES.

The apc should not only shut down this slpp radio station, they should also confiscate it until "DEN GEE DEM FURTHER NOTICES." And investigate the slpp party on how they can acquired such a powerful station now that they are in opposition, but could not do the same for the country when in power. If it was donated to them, then, we need to know the donor. For all i care its our money the slpp stole and are now using it to fry us in our own blood. This station may have even been donated to us, but the slpp being as selfish and wicked as satan, decided to keep it for their own selfish propaganda. Sierra Leoneans should not be asking the apc why they shut down this pirate station, we should be asking the slpp to tell us where they got the money from to buy such a powerful station. When we were told recently by their own mouth piece Awareness Times, that the slpp was so broke, they cant even pay their staff let alone contest the local election. This just confirmed the rumour making the rounds that the slpp is so selfish, they were hiding government vichles from the new government for their own selfish use. Its always about them the slpp and not the country.


Subject: Re: CORRECTION PLEASE!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:35 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
I would like to offer a correction or two to inappropriate statements such as: "....... the slpp is indeed the most selfish, wicked and devious political party in our country." and "APC should seize the SLPP Radio ....', etc.

First, SLPP and APC are mere inanimate political parties, not human beings. So neither can be selfish or wicked, etc. or able to seize anything.

True, political parties may be under the unscrupulous control of selfish, wicked and devious people. But those types may be mere party hijackers. You change such evil people and replace them with their opposites then, bingo, you get a completely different political organization.

In order to drive home this point, pleasejJust imagine the vast differences in style and reputation between the Republican Party of Abrahan Lincoln and that of George Bush or the Democratic Party between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama!

So, please feel free to attack those in charge of a given political organization, not the organization itself as the latter has no brain to do good or bad or anything. It can only be used by good or bad people, etc.

Second, SLPP and APC are not governments. Again, they are mere political parties. The evils the previous governments did cannot be accurately ascribed solely and in toto to the political parties that got a particular president into office.

Once elected, as we all know, some Africans leaders become a law unto themselves and are quickly worshipped by flatterers, cronies, lackeys, opportinists and by yes-men and women.

Accordingly, please let us make clear distinctions between political parties and governments.

Third, a political party such as APC has no right to seize the assets - such as a radio station - of another political party, the SLPP its rival for political power in a small, backward and poverty stricken hell hole.

A government in power may seize offending property but only for cause and only according to lawful procedures. It cannot just seize private property in a cavalier fashion, wily, nily. Cavalier conduct is definitely wrong and it is dangerous for it can easily lead to instability, violence and mayhem as the history of our own very country demonstrates.

Such conduct and its consequences are indeed the certain prescr1ption for deep poverty and entrentched misery for most.

Again, the sins above that I here seek to correct are common to all - myself included.

Finally, regarding the substantive issue - the shutting down of the SLPP radio, the aggrieved party [SLPP] must first of all find out why its radio station was shut down and then determine what are the legal means it must take to put its radio back on the air where it belongs. Thank you for your attention. - JL


Subject: Re: CORRECTION PLEASE!
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 17:07:53 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Mr. John Leigh,
You are one SLPP man i have greately admired. If you happens to contest an election with any efulefu APC i will throw my hearth for you.I have enjoyed all you contributions including the one that i should not mentioned the person's name because of the new rules. My nephew was telling me about your contributions/articles during the reign of the SLPP. Initially i thought he was just exegerating, its only now that i realized that he was actaully telling me the truth.Keep it up, some day the truth shall prevail.


Subject: Re: CORRECTION PLEASE!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:45 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Thanks Mr. Hassan Kamara. I, too, have enjoyed the reasoning in your postings. Politics ought to be a friendly game - not a life or death war!

As for elections, last time I was interested, I could not defeat even such inanimate things as raw goat blood and envelopes!

So, how can I ever contest under the APC banner? Won't I be soiling your party's good name? Appreciated. - JL


Subject: Re: CORRECTION PLEASE!
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:43 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
Thanks for your clarification John.


Subject: Re: CORRECTION PLEASE!
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 14:01:18 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Thanks, Low Grade ... How is your new mayor doing? (I am not talking about the North. I am talking about London). - JL


Subject: Re: APC should SEIZE the SLPP Radio Until den gee dem Further No
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:34 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
Are you for real, is this a serious post?! This worries me. When are we going to realize that Salone will never get ahead if we're all APCers or SLPPers instead of Sierra Leoneans. I'm sure like most govt entities, SLBS was mismanaged. But to suggest that was "wilful" on the part of SLPP and that it was for political reasons is stupid, very stupd, when SLBS is a govt owned station and SLPP was the govt.

And to further suggest that the current govt should keep the station shut down should get you banned from the site. I'm pretty sure the site owners do not agree with you.

A govt that shuts down opposition media is bad for everybody. Next time, come up with a better argument PLEASE!


Subject: Re: APC should SEIZE the SLPP Radio Until den gee dem Further No
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 10:08:04 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-0-136.dslgb.com at 87.74.0.136

Message:
Sam,

this is wickedness by the slpp. Where were they for eleven years when the SLBS was starve off cash? For the Slpp to buy such a radio station only seven months into warming their back sides on the opposition benches, i think is an insult to our intelligence. Sam, if after eleven years in power, a political party cannot even build a pan body for low income earners. But seven months after been kicked out of office they start building castles all over the place, don't you think it will be only fair on us to ask where they got the money from? We need to know were the slpp got the money from to buy such a powerful radio station, now that they are in opposition when they couldn't do it while they were in power. Could it be all backhanders? Until they tell us where they got the money from or the donor of such a gift, the apc should seize their radio station lock stock and barrel. I don't give a dam if they have a licence to run it or not, all i want to know is why now and where they got the money from to buy this radio station.


Subject: How much do you think such a radio costs?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:10:12 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
LGSS, is some body impersonating you? This does not sound like your usual constructive reasoning.

Radio transmitters are pretty cheap these days.- a transmitter that covers Salone's entire 71,740 sq km can be purchased for less than USD 50k. I can single handedly buy that spec of radio and not starve - and I am only an International civil servant.

The issue here is simple and straight forward - its about press freedom - the mere reason that you and I are able to communicate freely. When that gets muzzled in any nation my friend, the citizens become zombies (living dead) and an incompetent government can stay in power forever.The APC has nothing to worry about if they do their job right.

This whole thing is however happening because of President Agnes Koroma's lack of leadership attributes.
Agnes should focus on providing affordable food for the masses,paying overdue student grants, cleaning Freetown, fighting corruption, lobbying for real investment... not closing radios.

I am certain the APC will struggle with allowing freedom of expression. They haven't got a choice though because resident Sierra Leoneans have now got used to speaking their mind, and no amount of violence or thuggery is going to reverse that.

My last word is that, as patriots lets always have the courage to speak the truth. SLPP did not ban a very vile APC radion to was very akin to the Rwanda radio paradigm - they even registered their radio as a religious radiom and had AFRC's Denis Smith saying the most despicable things on air... the station still did not get the muzzle for their deceit.

Lets face it this APC violence and thuggery nor go born fine pikin. APC guys like Salone boy should really not be using monikers, they are in power - but I am sure even they, are ashamed of being called APC.



Subject: SLPP radio is a farce!
From: Salone boy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:53:51 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 30-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.30

Message:
The so-called SLPP radio is nothing but an endangered tool to be used to cause mischief and chaos. Despite, its intentions the AOC is ready to give it a free room to operate.
But when, it used State resources and facility to operate, there is no option but to query it.
Forumites, you will agree that the sore loser, hurriedly installed a radio station using its incumbenct power to out-width the nation radio station antenna at Leiv=cester peak.
Vindictive Berewa just gave instruction and Unity radio was installed without giving due respect to other radio stations frequncies.
Unity radio supasses the national radio station frequency as it impedes its broadcast. Forumite, the SLPp care more for its survival than the country. Case in point, its radio station can reach all over the country, while the SLBS radio station is a dormant one.
I hope this APC will give prominence to the national station than allowing an SLPP tjievery mouthpiece to take all the frequency.


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a Gift
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:29 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
The new powerful SLPP Radio is a gift from Prez Kabbah to the party only a few months ago. VP Berewa had nothing to do with that radio. - JL


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a Gift
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:34:25 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-077-251-029-095.chello.nl at 77.251.29.95

Message:
Mr Leigh, I was directing my statement to the so-called unity radio station the SLPP quickly installed at a time the rising sun radio was beating the SLPP during the last elections.
Berewa used his incumbent power to twist arm the SLBS engineer to lease the nation's property to the SLPP so-called unity radio last September.
The SLPP believed it will win the elctions through rigging and it failed to install a radio station till the dying minute.
So this radio station they lied has been banned did not have any rights to install its antenna where the nation has its radio station.
The tribalists in your party put SLPP first then Sierra Leone last. Can you imagine in this 21st century a political party that was defunct has a powerful radio station than the country?
All this fuss about its radio station is unnecessary. After all the SLPP strangled Sierra Leone dry.


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a Gift
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:09:09 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Dear Mr. Saloneboy:

My apologies for the confusion. I was taken in by the English future tense you used, viz "to be used" as referring to the recent SLPP radio gift from President Kabbah. This said, I would like to now register my own friendly opposition to your explanation behind the establishment of the old SLPP Unity Radio in the summer of '07.

First, SLPP had no intention to rig the voting at the said general election at all as you have incorrectly claimed. In fact, Kabbah's government set-up a genuine electoral system for the country and left everything in the hands of an independent NEC. Of course, there are imperfections thats need to be remedied.

Second, the question then becomes: Why didn't the Kabbah's Admin seek to corrupt the voting in favor of Berewa as many underdevelop incumbent leaders do in Africa and in light of the widspread corrupt practices within his admin and his party?

Third, I do not know the answer for sure but below is my own take on the matter for whatever it is worth.

Despite the bad deeds of commission and omission during Kabbah's second term (some of which were exploited by Mr. PMDC to split the party when his sole objective was to promote his personal ambition), SLPP leaders were convinced that they would win in 2007 because they were certain that no matter how awful Kabbah's SLPP record was, voters would still prefer the SLPP over the APC because of the OLD APC's terrible record under the Momoh government as well as during the later part of Stevens' long administration.

(PS, I am familiar with OLD APC's record of deterioration and I have compilations of it).

Fourth, the above SLPP bigwig's viewpoint was their key miscalculation because the leadership failed to respect the effects of: (i) SL's low, low and declining life expectancies; (ii) high births rates; (iii) widespread pathalogical anger at the obnoxious attitude and conduct of some of Kabbah's appointees and their private entourages amidst widespread miseries as protested by Bockarie Emerson & other protest singers and comedians; (iv) the spoiler role of PMDC and (v) residual anger at the Makeni ConBention that gave the SLPP the Berewa/Koroma unappetizing presidential ticket.

Fifth, APC won because the APC presidential candidate was far, far more likeable and credible than SLPP's. Besides, EBK came into the election with a united party that loves him and was solidly behind him and northerners were angry at southerners' arrogant imperial mentality to want to always lead the nation. Further, EBK's pledge to change into a NEW APC went down well with voters.

Sixth, with most of the survivors of Stevens and Momoh maladmistrations dead or dispersed abroad or old & helpless in villages; the SLPP divided and its supporters unenthusiastic - even annoyed at their government and presidential ticket - angry youths including first time voters had a field day on both August 11 and September 8 2007 to give Kabbah, Berewa and their insiders the boot. And they did so in a high state of blood.

Seventh, and in Freetown especially, angry Freetonians wanted Kabbah's people out of their hair, their city and their government. Elsewhere in SL, indegenes wanted Kabbah's surrogates off their chiefdom throne. Such attitudes were still prevalent during my March 2008 visit - anger against Kabbah's people is still commonplace!

Eight, because the Kabbah group were absolutely convinced of victory, they saw no need to rig - in my view.

Ninth and very important, there is also the fact that our poverty stricken country is on the dole. This bankrupt situation gave the donor community a large say in the electoral management process. SL's group of donors hated aspects of Kabbah's record and the reputation of some of his people. Thus when an opportunity arose, they swiftly backed EBK to the shock of slppers.

Tenth, SLPP Unity Radio was set up to counter APC's lying propaganda after the Ghadaffi rice fiasco. Such propaganda, although based on deceit and deception, was highly effective in a country where the masses were hungry, Ghadaffi intensely disliked and the arrogant, selfish overfed rulers were viewed as disreputable characters based on numerous failings including kissing up to Ghadaffi as well as donor-protested corruption.

Eleventh, Unity Radio in 2007 was a failure because the facts on the ground invited anger against the excesses of the incumbent government and its imposed candidates. So, whatever Unity Radio proclaimed, belivers were in the minority.

Finally, Mende people are good people but like any group of human beings, there are evil people among the good. Believe me, I know what I am talking about as I have been in the middle of both.

And tribalism is not limited to only one tribe. Tribalism is a national and Continental curse that you and me and every decent human being ought to work to cure. Thank you. - JL


Subject: Saloneboy can you manage to post without the word 'tribe'?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:12:00 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: gw.ab.starcomms.net at 41.205.189.9

Message:
You really must be very tribalistic. I have hardly read a post from you that does not cast the SLPP as tribalistic. Without going to the archives I got my boy to count how many times you have used the words "tribe or tribalistic or tribalism" - its a whooping 37 times in only 2 weeks. Is that all you've got?

What you fail to realise is that the SLPP is currently not in power and is not responsible for the irrefutable northernisation of government. It is the APC and as you may have heard Mr Charles Francis Margai, PMDC leader categorically state that he is alarmed about APC's tribe-to-job match policy, its very ostensible that President Agnes Koroma is running a family business. So please focus on the log in your eye and not the speck in your brother's.

This insurance scam artist should carry out simple tasks like declaring his assets. He must also focus on arresting the sky rocketing prices of essential food, own up to his Govt's responsibility for paying student grants; allow ACC to investigate the buying of electricity at that ridiculous price... etc etc.

he is doing none of the above. Instead if he is not lavishly touring rebel safe havens like Burkina Faso, he is busy banning opposing voices or preventing ACC the Czar in doing his job. I don't think these clowns know what they are playing with. Lets just watch closely.

Saloneboy is it true that you are that suspected Criminal Lawyer? (pun intended) APC man dem all nar dae same yah.


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a farce!
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 04:52:12 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-192-198.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.192.198

Message:
Nothing in what you have just said makes any sense objectively. Your
message is that of a desperate APC thug trying to make a mountain out
of a mole hill. This radio matter was blown out of proportion by your
incompetent selves. Live and let be. You are in power and your duty is
to do your work. If you do not do your work; Do you expect others to
applaud you and be silent? The radio station, an SLPP communication
organ is to inform our people about what is happening in the country.
We did make mistakes and those mistakes removed us from
government. We now need to engage our people, to make amends
where we went wrong. Do you want to deny us that basic right? See
sense and do not think we are back in the days when you can do
anything and no one knows.

We are in the present - APC in government! Know that and understand
what it means. Any mess about with our nation-given rights will see
you guys flying out in numbers.


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a farce!
From: Borboh
To: All
Date Posted: 06:27:01 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Man if Salone boy is a desperate APC thug then you are a lawless,vindictive and frustrated Kamajor.

Remember this: FOR EVERY APC THUG THERE IS A RUTHLESS AND LAWLESS SLPP KAMAJOR. I hope you get what I mean.

You SLPP guys are desperate to inflame citizens and incite a rebellion but you will fail big time.Now there is 'wayraygbay' in the bush for you so you cannot go there to start another rebel war.You are placing a wrong bet on the radio station.One APC thug can outsmart all SLPP kamajors.Go back and learn the basics of stirring a rebellion.Lonta!


Subject: Bobor you sound like a bona fide APC hooligan
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:46 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
Calm down brother. Don't be too aggressive. By the way the Kamarjo's were defending the country in a very brutal war - without them, Salone probably would still be in hell.

The leather boots now surrounding President Agnes Koroma were the real thugs that almost destroyed Salone.

Take it easy thugboy.


Subject: Re: Bobor you sound like a bona fide APC hooligan
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 12:43:53 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-233-45.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.233.45

Message:
Listen to another hardcore Kendeka and maskita follower.
Can you recall maskita's exact words when he heard British warships were heading for Freetown in the run-up to J6? He said:"WE WILL DESTROY EVERY BIT OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE-THE NPA, NATIONAL TELECOMS,NATIONAL STADIUM etc. etc." And he did carry out his threat. Now you can decide who destroyed Sierra Leone.

The very Kamajors you guys are now referring to as heroes were the masterminds of the rebel war who changed sides or loyalty when they realised that with SLPP in power their objective has been met.


Subject: Borbor pain are you on medication?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:59:45 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Kortor Borbor pain, you really seem to be lost. Are you on any medication or drugs? Please wait for your befogged mind to clear. Maskita was RUF. Kamajors % Tamaboros courageously defended the nation.

Hope you are not AFRC - the likes President Agnes Koroma is hanging out with these days. And remember also RUF had offices in Burkina faso - Pesident Agnes' new best friend. What will Salone benefit from Burkina Faso of all places. Although Momoh Ekutay was very mature in dullness not even him hugged the likes of Blaise Campori - killer of Sankara. But on second thought maybe EBK is dumber than JS Momoh.

Are you still hallucinating? Take some more morphine for your pain, Borbor Pain.


Subject: Re: Borbor pain are you on medication?
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 04:12:41 05/13/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
The Kamajors fought to keep the SLPP in power and not to save Salone.The problem with you is that you have spent so much of your time in maroondom that you are out of sync with the realities of Sierra Leone. Do some research you will discover that the real freedom fighters were the Tamaborohs and the Kapras.The Kamajors were just making a big but empty propaganda in fighting against their once bedfellows the RUF.
Wake up! Stop washing cars and go back to Sierra Leone with a change of attitude may be you will get yourself a job at the city council or play a bodyguard to the snuff-eating and palm-wine addicted Solowman Bellewah.


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a farce!
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 09:44:22 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-148-213-57.range86-148.btcentralplus.com at 86.148.213.57

Message:
My thoughts were not on another civil war but an open civil
demonstration that may cause panic and your bosses will flea with
their loot.

APC thuggery can be contained, especially in these times of
technological advancement. I want a united Sierra Leone - not a
citizenry that tears itself apart for an unpopular effect. tell me
something - why are you so afraid of the Unity Radio? If you do your
job well the Unity Radio will have nothing to say against you for if they
do, the citizenry will quickly see their baseless prejudicial undertones.
As at now you are the lawless bunch!! You should be the examples of
law and order but your paranoia and ineptness is causing alarm bells
ringing in our fragile society. You guys have to think that we are all
brothers and sisters and that political differences should not allow you
to forget that we are one in the same nation-state. Stop these
incompetent ray ray boy wahala. Let us live side by side in peace. let
our political differences not stir another wahala for all in the country.
You have the tools, if you use them well no one can say a hoot
negatively about you. Some of us in the SLPP are doing all we can to
see that you guys succeed. Your success is our benefit and not the
other way around. Stop[ your nonsense and look up to reason.


Subject: Re: SLPP radio is a farce!
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:41:23 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-077-251-029-095.chello.nl at 77.251.29.95

Message:
SLPP is littered with blood suckers and there is no way you can compare its violent nature to the APC.
The APC throughout its history has been attacked by unpatriotic Sierra Leoneans and when it responded you cry foul.
The TRC reports and the ongoing trial at the Special court has thrown light to the SLPP hidden agenda which by all means equalled to its blood thirst desire.
This new APC is armed with literary weapons and radical intellectuals who will always top your tribal and memorised educators in the SLPP save for few.


Subject: They say I am you
From: M. A;lieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 13:06:47 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
You write much better than I do. maybe you can reveal yourself to me at aiscandari@aol.com
A


Subject: Pee, go!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:43:33 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
The brother can sing.


Subject: Last but not least.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:31:43 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
You love it?
repete.


Subject: Re: Last but not least.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:41:24 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
Toit my body.


Subject: I know you heard that music this morning. How about that!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:26:40 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
You love it?
repete.


Subject: It's been a very long time!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:18:41 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
What did you know before this?
Tell me who should be angry and who is mad. Man! I have a very good reason for what I do. What are your reasons? Tabulate them and reason to yourself and if they appear logical to you, my hat-off-to-you. If they don't, oh well.
I have a right to.


Subject: Kabba is Married Again!
From: Vaya Grah
To: All
Date Posted: 14:30:43 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-5-68.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.5.68

Message:
Ten years after the death of his wife Patricia,Former President Tejan Kabba Married his long time beau IK,at a Muslim ceremony in Freetown today....
Den say,Cow day old but im liber nor old...


Subject: Re: Kabba is Married Again!
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:11:18 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
I am sure important issues affecting Sierra Leone and Sierra Leoneans should be discussed not the private life of a Former President. The past is the past and we should be thinking of the issues affecting us now.Let us get behind the serious economics situations facing the country right now.


Subject: THANKS MR. BARRIE
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 01:02:38 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-35-105.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.35.105

Message:
Good of you


Subject: Re: Kabba is Married Again!
From: So What
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:15 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.79.72.147

Message:
Idiotic news


Subject: Man U 2 Wigan 0 at the moment
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:41 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-234-32.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.234.32

Message:
Back to Old Trafford with the trophy!Invincible Man U ends Chelsea's dream in style!


Subject: Re: Man U 2 Wigan 0 at the moment
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:10 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-158-196-238.range81-158.btcentralplus.com at 81.158.196.238

Message:
give me joy in my heart keep me winning

give me joy in my heart i play

give me joy in my heart keep me winning

keep me winning till der end of game

no surrender ! no surrender !

no surrender to der chelski blue

no surrender ! no surrender !

no surrender to der Mafia in blue

one in the bag, 90 minutes more to do the double, game on ! am still on a bender.


Subject: Man U 1 Wigan 0 at the moment
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 09:58:27 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-234-32.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.234.32

Message:
It is over for struggling Chelsea.


Subject: FEN PLABA IS BACK!!!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 01:25:27 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Now that you are back, I will like to extend my sympathy to you and the rest of your family for the loss of your father.
Meanwhile are your initials I.K. and did you vacation in Penduma during the 70s?


Subject: Re: FEN PLABA IS BACK!!!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:45 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577f042.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.240.66

Message:
Thank you, Your Majesty, the one and only King Loggy, for the effusive welcome. And thanks also for the empathy, bro. Seeing that cartoon makes me wanna rush out and buy a unicycle. Never been to Penduma though. Me nar Yengema/NDMC Borbor. Catch you on the boards, Prof. I can't wait to get my daily fill of those great illustrations of yours.
Your brother,
Fen Plaba!


Subject: Re: FEN PLABA IS BACK!!!
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 07:15:45 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Yes Fen Plaba yes, you are indeed the man I think you are. Your family lived at Sinji (sp), the last house near the water coming from Gaya right?
My brother Mohamed Kamara once went bird hunting with you when the cops came after you guys...remember that episode? He siad the pants almost came down your Knees as you were really scared. Do you now know the real KING LOGGY?


Subject: The Cup Is On the way to Old Trafford!
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 08:12:01 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-158-196-238.range81-158.btcentralplus.com at 81.158.196.238

Message:
Its Sunday, and its the last day of the season. Start celebrating cos come 3:45 this afternoon, the cup will be on its way to old tradford. Am already off on a pisser at London tracadero! Chelsea? what Chelski?


Subject: How do we justify this in law ? Human rights violation ?
From: Human Rights officer
To: All
Date Posted: 19:42:03 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
What is loitering in Sierra Leonean jurisprudence ? What elements make it a felony deserving imprisonment ? What does the offence constitute of? Is it a legal euphemism for attempted prostitution ? How does walking around one's city become a crime ? Unlawful entry of a prohibited place ? Is loitering a facet of Sierra Leone's Vagrancy law ? Is this another draconian law inherited from Old English jurisprudence ? SOMEBODY EXPLAIN WHAT THE GIRLS DID WRONG ?


6 girls get 6 months for loitering

Six young girls are currently serving six months imprisonment at the Pademba Road Prisons for loitering along Garrison Street in Freetown on Sunday.
Slamming the judgment on them yesterday at the Freetown Court No 3, Magistrate Bankole Shyllon said he was ready to put a stop to young boys and girls who were out in the streets.
He added that as young girls they should be thinking about something else rather than coming out in the streets at night.
Magistrate Shyllon disclosed that the sixth accused, Haja Abibatu Samura, had been convicted on similar crime and paid a fine of Le 30,000.
But this time, he said, he would not fine anybody indicted for loitering but would sentence them to prison with no alternative.
The six girls convicted are Ada Kamara, Marie Kamara, Adama Kamara, Doris Alieu, Mariama Morianah and Haja Abibatu Samura.



Subject: Re: How do we justify this in law ? Human rights violation ?
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:03:42 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 30-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.30

Message:
Magistrate Shyloon, thank you so much for trying to instill discipline in our society. Your judgement will send a clear message to the wayward people that Sierra Leone is ready to embrace ethics and sanity.
Those who think that our chldren should be used and left to loiter for worthless adventure, will learn that our country is serious now.
Bravo to you Magistrate Shyllon.


Subject: Re: How do we justify this in law ? Human rights violation ?
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:38:12 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.132

Message:
I would like to extend my profound thanks and gratitude to Magistrate Shyloon for his bold and courageous action taken to instill ethical and moral sanity back to our country. I hope all well meaning parents will hail such historic judgement.

My relentless appeal to the APC government is to stand on solid ground to spread the message of moral reshape, after years of state neglect, which has plagued the social fabric of the country.


Subject: Re: How do we justify this in law ? Human rights violation ?
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:49 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-158-196-238.range81-158.btcentralplus.com at 81.158.196.238

Message:
I may be coming in from a moral corner. But i think your question should be what are these girls doing on the streets at night? Like you said, these are girls, meaning they are underage kids. nar dem parents dem send dem for go buy sometin? nar study dem bin dae study under the 24/7 koroma electricity? or they were just hanging around looking for the next punter (pervert)? Shouldn't they be in bed or studying?

I think the parents or guardians should also be fined or even sent to jail for letting these kids go loitering at night, in a country where sick men openly brag about me juvy old fifteen, me sweet sixteen geh for cam for lunch. Magistrate Shyllon was spot on. There is no way my daughter is going to sneak through that door or her bed room window at night without mom and dad not knowing. And if she did, we will be waiting for her at the door to break her jaw on her return. And she is only eighteen. Of course loitering is an offence in our country. Whether it is draconian, archaic or tangains law, i prefer it to some of these new laws in modern day Britain like the one that allows boys to be shafted at fourteen by queers.


Subject: Re: How do we justify this in law ? Human rights violation ?
From: Rombeh Swamp
To: All
Date Posted: 05:29:26 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.132

Message:
It has become a common sentiment in the so called western world, to cry foul, in respect of instilling discipline and order, especially in the third word.

Apart from the shameless performance of most of our wicked politicians over the years, the second groups that I think, contributed negatively on the moral collapse of the state are the police and the judiciary. These law enforcing boddies, left the country loose. The moral decay I noticed in Sierra Leone is no where in the world to be found. It is in Sierra Leone we have "Tap To Me", countless wedlock children left to fend for themselves at young age. A potential danger!!

To stamp out these ills in the state, we absolutely need a firm and just judiciary system. So what Magistrate Bankole Shyllon has started to do will surely receive the applause of any sensible father or mother who strive to shape a better future for their sons and daughters.

I commend your worship, for a job well done. Let's take for example, Gabon, no teenager ( boy/girl ) can walk in a town or city street without a parent or guardian after eight ( 8:00 pm ). The police should be vigilant in enforcing law and order. I hope by so doing, our country stands to gain more in terms of principled human resources, than listening to the advocates of human right, who have plunged the third world into social and cultural catastrophe.


Subject: SIERRA LEONE IS UNDERGOING HARD TIMES WITH NEW APC
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 01:13:18 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1302w-ad01-24-148.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.24.148

Message:
Its really sad to hear all these.


Subject: No radio station has been banned by Government
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 16:09:48 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 204.14.42.190

Message:
No radio station has been banned by Government for more information check official website of the president. www.ernestkoroma.org/radio.html


Subject: I B Kargbo is lying , he buggered off to Cairo on Friday
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 16:43:07 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
The Minister of Information, I B Kargbo is lying. The SLPP radio has an up-to-date license to operate and he is just embarrassing himself, given that this will all come to light very soon. He deliberately usurped powers he does not have and buggered off to Cairo as if he will be permanently residing there. Of course MR Minister you will come back and face the music.

The procedures are very clear and running off to Cairo on Friday is not going to save you. You will come back and face the Music. Hon Minister is very aware that the SLBS engineer confirmed that there is no interference. Why he is putting the credibility of Government on the line speaks volumes about the current leadership.

It seems AGAIN that President Agnes Koroma is not aware of folks taking rash decisions AND USURPING POWERS THEY DO NOT HAVE. It looks like this is a free for all leadership. Who really is in charge in Salone today?


Subject: Forumites what say ye - re the SLPP radio saga
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 13:58:31 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
Is the 'New" APC taking us back to the days of the notorious Paa Sheky.

Salone Boy, Pedro/Bureh, Sadman Insane, Mammy Cuss, Bobor pain, Tolongbo, Ariogbo, Anthorf, Allieu Iscandri et al what say you about this latest development in Sirrea Leone - APC has shut the opposition radio down for no lawful reasons?

Kabs please weigh in as well.


Subject: Re: Forumites what say ye - re the SLPP radio saga
From: Salone boy
To: All
Date Posted: 04:01:27 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 30-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.30

Message:
The so-called SLPP radio is nothing but an endangered tool to be used to cause mischief and chaos. Despite, its intentions the AOC is ready to give it a free room to operate.
But when, it used State resources and facility to operate, there is no option but to query it.
Forumites, you will agree that the sore loser, hurriedly installed a radio station using its incumbenct power to out-width the nation radio station antenna at Leiv=cester peak.
Vindictive Berewa just gave instruction and Unity radio was installed without giving due respect to other radio stations frequncies.
Unity radio frequency surpasses the national radio station own and it impedes its broadcast. Forumites, the SLPP cares more for its survival than the country. Case in point, SLPP radio station can reach all over the country, while the SLBS radio station is a dormant one.
I hope this APC will give prominence to the national station than allowing an SLPP thievery mouthpiece to take all the wave length..


Subject: Re: Forumites what say ye - re the SLPP radio saga
From: Na lie dat
To: All
Date Posted: 19:11:04 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.79.72.147

Message:
No Radio has been shut down, and they are just lying.They also lied that APC destroyed their Radio station in Sep 2007.They also lied that SLPP offices were looted and all SLPP stalwarts were manhandled.Infact APC has not looted anything, and they did not destroy anything and they did not assault anyone.


Subject: Re: Forumites what say ye - re the SLPP radio saga
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 14:13:33 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: sadman_insane @yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:
Have you confirmed this? With whom did you confirm this allegation with? Concrete evidence please. We may all have our political inclinations but there are still some of us who support whatever party we support with our eyes and ears open and not blindly. We render our support bearing in mind that the country is bigger than any one party. so concrete evidence please and we shall take thing from that point.


Subject: Confirmation: SLPP radio has been shut down
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 15:36:26 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
I can confirm this beyond any reasonable doubt that the Hon I B Kargbo (Minister of Information) shut down the radio on Thursday 8 May. The reason, according to the Minister is that the SLPP radio transmission is interfering with the APC radio waves. This has been disputed by the SLBS engineer Dr Sesay who confirmed what the Independent Media Commission already knows; the 2 radios are on very separate bands 88. - APC & 94.-SLPP and that its technically unlikely that there is interference - bluntly put the Minister is lying.

Even if this was the case, shutting down radios is not in the Minister's job descr1ption.

As I write this piece there is a frenzy of diplomatic activity within the International Community in Freetown and I have been reliably informed that the SLPP is not going to take this lightly - a detailed press statement will be in the print media on Monday, and other lawful avenues will be vigorously pursued to curtail this dangerous posturing of the APC leadership.

You can phone any APC man/woman in Freetown to confirm this.

As usual, Mr President EBK says he knows nothing about the whole saga.

If this is true, what say you 'patriots'?


Subject: Re: Confirmation: SLPP radio has been shut down
From: Want to know ?
To: All
Date Posted: 22:46:45 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
Why do slpp have to wait on till monday for a press release?after the last presidential elections the slpp went to file a baseless claim against the apc over the weekend, if it was done then why not now? by the way what are the slpp mp's are doing about that?


Subject: A government job or creating jobs?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 10:06:41 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.91

Message:
I have spent some time navigating fora from other African countries and I am shocked at the similarity of passions we all have in common. One of the most striking similarities is the quest for jobs among diasporans and the attendant accusations of ethnic bias in 'awarding' jobs. Therein lies the problem of economic stagnation in Africa and Sierra Leone in particular.

It always amazes me that successful Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora are more concerned with landing a sweet government job than setting up a business back home. I know that the business climate in Sierra Leone is pretty rough, with the corrupt bureaucracy and what not. But we shouldn't just throw up our arms in disgust. We must lobby to make the country more business-friendly.

We have had many intellectuals and brainiacs in government positions since Independence. What good has that done for the country? All these government functionaries from all tribes and regions: How come we are still at the basement of every development index devised by mankind? Those who want to set the country afire and who have designed bumper stickers like Northernization (or Southernization during SLPP times) because a kinsman didn't get a job: Is that chap really qualified for the job? Is he gonna bring a centimeter of progress to that job? Are you sure he is not going to be corrupt when he is given the job or ministry? Is he gonna treat the job as his personal fiefdom?

I contend that, based on the sorry history of disporan performance in government, maybe it is better that we do not agitate too much for these 'prestige' jobs. I contend that sending $200 to someone in Freetown to buy and sell rice in the village will have a more salutary impact on the country's socioeconomy than establishing an online newspaper to spread conspiracy theories and pour kerosene on the country's smoldering coals because a kinsman did not get a job, or was replaced in that job (he probably got under dubious circumstances).

Here is hoping that we put this question of 'jobs and tribalism' in perspective. Let's focus on improving the economic climate in the country. Some of us spent a fair amount of financial capital to elect diasporans into Parliament. Let us lobby them to take their legislative duties seriously. Let them open up the country for business so that we can invest in agriculture, terxtiles, and other economic spheres that will ease the economic pain in the country. We have the strength and the ability to influence things in the country economically. And from economics will we have political power that is more real and potent than that which emanates from political patronage that often requires that subject ourselves to grotesque, humiliating contortions.
It is a far, far better thing to create a job than to receive a job.


Subject: Re: A government job or creating jobs?
From: Anthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 01:44:38 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.132

Message:
Well said Fen Plaba. Responsible governments all over the world do prepare conducive atmosphere for job creation but not obliged to provide jobs for every individual. Moreover, the APC President should see that the state has a credible system for job allocat1on to competent and deserving individuals. This will surely add credence to his vision to steer the country to the right direction.


Subject: Re: A government job or creating jobs?
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:16 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5acc713b.bb.sky.com at 90.204.113.59

Message:
"I contend that sending $200 to someone in Freetown to buy and sell rice in the village will have a more salutary impact on the country's socioeconomy than establishing an online newspaper to spread conspiracy theories and pour kerosene on the country's smoldering coals because a kinsman did not get a job, or was replaced in that job (he probably got under dubious circumstances)".

So true. Better still working with him to increase the yield on his rice farm will have even greater benefits. Too many people chase too many non-revenue, non forex-saving, non forex earning jobs. The reason why we are starving and will continue to starve is that too many of us do not want to get our hands dirty.


Subject: Re: A government job or creating jobs?
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:34 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: sadman_insane @yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:
I may be sad and insane but i cannot agree with you any more brother fen plaba.


Subject: Kabs Kanu, How can I reach you?
From: Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 07:41:40 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.91

Message:
Kabs, what is your email address? I want to talk to you off-forum.


Subject: Re: Kabs Kanu, How can I reach you?
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 06:04:33 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
kabbskanu@aol.com


Subject: Is the New APC really TRIBALISTIC?
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 07:51:20 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
Guys,

i am one person who do not believe that the new apc government is praticing tribalism. But i am getting a bit worried about what is going on. Below is an email sent to me by a pro apc man who is also a northerner like myself.

Hi man,

your country is moving in the wrong direction. My problem wit this gov is the regional biase interms of job allocat1on.U must be from the north to stand a chance of getting a better job. The president sacked heads of certain institution, to some extent i agree with him but leaving the head of the most inefficient parastatal (SIERRATEL) which is headed by his in-law Alpha Sesay. I see these acts as calculated move to frustrate the south-easterners to join them the way Musa Taramally did. As for the besiness, forget sa.lone for now becos u cannot run a cctv without 24/7 electricity. Go ahead with south africa.

Soon come


Subject: Re: Is the New APC really TRIBALISTIC?
From: Fen Plaba
To: All
Date Posted: 09:20:13 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.91

Message:
LGSS, I have come to the conclusion that opinions about the APC and SLPP are hardening in Salone as well as among diasporans. When this sorry impasse is finally reached, let's get ready for another 50 years of stagnation, ethnic hatred, blood and tears in our country.
There are some people who have never accepted the APC win and who have been accusing it of tribalism even before President Koroma was sworn in. The wild stories, allegations and political games that have become a cottage industry among the opposition churls my stomach, especially at a time when the cost of living is skyrocketing in the country and the whole world as a matter of fact.
For those who comply to the equation of tribal politics, which states that for every Northerner that is appointed, a Southerner must have been nepotised against, I want y'all to consider one thing. There are people in the other camp who also fervently believe that the SLPP also practised tribalism in stacking government positions with Southeasterners.
My point here is that we MUST get away from this destructive mathematics. it serves no salutary purpose but inflame passions and hostility. I intend to follow John Mannah's and John Leigh's admonition to give the government a year to make its mistakes and hopefully 'right' its ways before we take them to task. But these wild allegations about who gets what position (where they will, in all probability, steal their a** off anyway) will not help the unity we all need to confront the malaise that had gripped our country a long time ago. I am one Northerner who has no dog in this political fight. I gave SLPP 4 years before drawing my conclusions about their governance. I hope we all hold our fire for at least a year before we cock our rifles at the APC.
By the way, this whole thing about tribalism is getting tiresome. There are millions of Mendes who never received a benefit from the SLPP rule just as their are millions of Temnes who are hungrily 'sucking air' under the APC. Our fight shouldn't be between tribes, but against the rapacious, oligarchic political elite in the country that cares only for itself, and wilfully stokes tribal animosity among the impoverished throngs to confuse the issues and protect their political and economic interests.


Subject: Re: Is the New APC really TRIBALISTIC?
From: GASSIM CONTEH
To: All
Date Posted: 10:58:29 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: gassimc@yahoo.com
Entered From: 5accb269.bb.sky.com at 90.204.178.105

Message:
Fen Plaba, the last paragraph in your comment hits the nail on the head; "....our fight shouldn't be between tribes, but against the rapacious, oligarchic political elite in the country that cares only for itself...". This point lends credence to the insightful analysis of one of Africa's most celebrated playwright and novelist, Ngugi Wathiongo, when he said that the real struggle in Africa is not between tribes but between the 'haves' and the 'have nots'. It is clear that in Africa the haves are almost exclusively the business magnates and politicians. The former amassing their wealth from shady deals with the latter. You know what I am talking about.

Having said that the issue of tribalism should not be swept under the carpet. We should be grateful that tribe has not played a big role in our society especially during the ten years war as it played out in Rwanda. It only takes a trip down political memory lane to accept the welcome fact that tribe has not been a real issue in Sierra Leone. Both the post-independence SLPP and the APC of late Siaka Stevens and to a large extent late Momoh passed the tribal test although there were isolated allegations of tribalism. But by and large the battle lines have never been drawn along tribal lines.

This may not be entirely true of "present day SLPP" and "present day APC" as there are many decisions that provoke tribal accusations. The negative effect of ribalism cannot be over-emphasized as the history of conflicts across mainly Africa is replete with gruesome and chilling stories of tribal divide. Therefore, any trace of this canker worm merits a healthy debate with the view to nipping it in the bud because if we fail to do so we should prepare to live with its ugly consequences.


Subject: Re: Is the New APC really TRIBALISTIC?
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 12:11:30 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: mannaski12@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-68-33-105-112.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.33.105.112

Message:
The idea that because the New APC government does not have Southeasterners within its fold in key positions make it tribalistic is ridiculous. This is a party that has been out of political power for almost a decade and a half, and for all practical purposes upon assuming power again under the rubric of democratic governance has to compensate its base (members who believe in APC ideology) with key appointments to allow the party implement its programes and policies. Is it rational for the party to broaden its reach across all the regions in S/Leone so that it appeals to a wider audience or political persuation? Off course. Such a decision is up to the discretion of the leadership of the party, and because it has not done such makes it tribalistic is far from the truth.
Political power is both a theoretical and practical construct by which countries distribute income and wealth in society. The SLPP, my party was in power for about ten years, and our countries wealth was predominantly in the hands of SLPP members, and it was distributed primarily to SLPP families. Young SLPP folks like Momodu Koroma, Dr. Alpha Wurie, and Mr. Kallon (former deputy minister of finance) were given a golden opportunity to serve their country, just to name a few, and these people have moved on and will use the invaluable experiences they acquired to help themselves and S/Leone moving forward. The same opportunity should now be accorded to the APC, a golden opportunity to bring in their young folks, albeit qualified one's like Hon. Alph Kanu, Hon Kemoh Sesay, Vice President Sam Sumana, to serve and acquire resource, both hard and soft, they can use in future endeavors. Other families are also allowed to benefit from the friuts of the country. This is the purpose of democracy. If this opportunity is utilized well, then democracy truimphs and grows and implicitly, S/Leone as a country benefits. Ultimately, when the APC loses elections in the future, they will not feel too bad to leave power because they would have had their day under the sun and our country becomes a better place.
I know it is a difficult notion to entertain by some SLPP members, but lets try to understand the fundamental idea behind democracy and change of power from one political party to the other. It is among other things to create an opportunity for redistribution of wealth, and I think it is fair for Northerners who were left out in sharing the national cake for the last ten years to now have their own cut in this cake. Trust me the SLPP will have their own turn in the future.
This opportunity that the APC now has should be used wisely, and do it in the best interest of the country. Hon. Alpha Kanu's attitudinal change doctrine that he took to IPAM last week like I said on this forum is a bold idea, but he cannot have it both ways. What better fora to debate such an idea than radio and television. The battle for the hearts and minds of our people this time should be a battle of ideas and brain not brawn. Here in the United States where competition is the ultimum paradigm for optimal decisions of rational socio-economic agents, it is interesting to watch CNN, Fox New, and MSNBS. These stations and their commentators get better by the day because of competition. It is also a means by which the best jobs are created. These corporations are multimillion dollar businesses. Thus it is counter productive to hear that Hon. Alpha Kanu has ordered the SLPP radio station off the air. Hon. Kanu, bring in your own people and compete with the SLPP and let the best idea win. This is the only way forward for S/Leone. The democratic genie is out of the bottle Honorable, and no amount of intimidation will take it back to the old days of media closure and attack on good ideas.


Subject: Re: Is the New APC really TRIBALISTIC?
From: Karamba
To: All
Date Posted: 18:03:48 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4575eca0.dyn.optonline.net at 69.117.236.160

Message:
Mannah,

"... I think it is fair for Northerners who were left out in sharing the national cake for the last ten years to now have their own cut in this cake..." John Mannah.

Really??? Is that the way a democracy should work in a multi-regional and multi-ethnic society like Salone??? Keep sucking up. I hope when EBK starts looking for a token southeasterner to fool his critics he will look for a Salone version of an uncle Tom like you. Good luck


Subject: Re: Is the New APC really TRIBALISTIC?
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 22:05:30 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: mannj703@newschool.edu
Entered From: c-68-33-105-112.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.33.105.112

Message:
Karamba,

Those who know me will tell you other wise. The truth of the matter is that I am not looking for a job with the APC. I am not APC and if I am to return to S/Leone, I will be a catalyst for job creation in the country.
As SLPP members, we must confront the truth with honesty and courage. This is a multi- party, multi-ethnic functional democracy where competing ideologies and ideas are put forward to the electorates. If one party deem it fit to rule the rest of the country with their base, so be it. That does not make them bad people, thereby giving their detractors a mandate to call them tribalists. It is a practical matter on their side. The democratic process should continue and they will be held accountable to the people when its time to give account of their leadership in a process known as elections. Thus in the interest of our fragile democracy, lets be civil to our competitors and continue to debate the issues on their merits, rather than call each other unnecessary names.


Subject: idle Sierraleonean
From: the boss
To: All
Date Posted: 07:05:52 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-59-32-161.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.59.32.161

Message:
Sierraleoneans are well known to be idle in every where they reside. We should be more productive in order to enhance our country and to push it forward. Talk is cheap and it time for action. This goes to all the people that are posting their comments here on this forum


Subject: Re: idle Sierraleonean
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 02:44:07 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.131

Message:
It is in Freetown in particular you often hear the following rantings, " Na we brra dis", "Na me yoe man", and most recently " Na we orga". These are expressions that denote lack of freedom and dependency on others. A large number of our youths in Sierra Leone are parasites. But who is to blame on such negative phenomenon?

As a nation state, I certainly believe there must be a viable system that checks the attitudes of those people and lay profound practical measures for holistic family values. When we were kids, it was a big disgrace to beg any one for food or money, especially in the street. The reason for this we had mothers and fathers who cared for us. As for those who come from no homes (without father/mother care) are in the habit of lingering in the streets cajoling others to make a living.

To change this ugly face of idleness in our youths, the government should come up with redemption solutions to transform those idlers to productive individuals.


Subject: Re: idle Sierraleonean
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:17:13 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
I think we have to be tolerant of other people's opinions. We may disagree with their views but the fact that they express views that are contrary to what we believe does not make them idle. If somebody writes an opinion that we disagree with , we are free to give our own perspectives. This is called cross-pollination of ideas.

This forum was set up to give Sierra Leoneans the opportunity to speak out their minds on matters of national interest.

We also have a system in place whereby we block the IPs of those who violate our rules and regulations. Personal attacks will not be tolerated . Unsubstantiated and vile allegations against our leaders will not be allowed ( e.g. speculations about their private lives ).


Subject: Re: idle Sierraleonean
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 14:39:06 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: sadmaninsane@yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:
Brother Kabs you're right


Subject: Way to go dynamic Haja Hafsatu Kabba and her team!
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 05:05:54 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-234-32.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.234.32

Message:
A team of technicians and engineers from the National Power Authority (NPA) has visited the eastern district town of Kailahun to carry out mapping and surveys to ascertain the possibility of restoring electricity in an area that has not seen government light for years.

The move is said to be a follow-up to assurances given to residents of the area by the Minister of Energy and Power, Haja Afsatu Kabba during her visit to the district last month. The minister had informed people of the district about her government's determination to ensure all provincial and district headquarter towns in the country are electrified.

NPA's Deputy Provincial Services Manager, Mongor Quee told journalists that the primary phase of the project would see electricity in the households, while the secondary phase would target the streets. He said if only the funds are made available now the whole of Kailahun township would be electrified in a year.

Acting Paramount Chief of Kailahun, Lamin Gobbeh pointed out that the need for electricity in the area is great, as the only hospital there sometimes fails to deliver because of lack of power.

Kailahun district where the country's 10 year-old civil war started in March 1991, suffered devastation to its infrastructure throughout the fighting period. Bringing back electricity to such an area would boost the popularity of the government in that part of the country known to be the stronghold of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party


Subject: Alpha Kanu Banned ,The SLPP Radio-----------------
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 22:26:41 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.243

Message:
I have been reliably informed that Alpha Kanu( the minister of presidential affairs) gave orders to shut down the SLPP radio station.
The media in our country is not under the supervision of the minister for presidential affairs, therefore, Alpha Kanu has no business with media houses. He does not have any authority to order the ban of any media house.
The SLPP executive contacted the president and the minister of information on the issue, both of them said that they did know anything about the ban of the SLPP RADIO.
I am sure that President Koroma and his entire team are not yet ready to change their attitudes towards running the country.
I will like to remind the APC that, we the true loving people of Sierra Leone fought too hard to bring democracy to our country, therefore, we will not allow Alpha Kanu and rest of the ill-motivated members of the APC to kill our democracy.


Subject: Re: Alpha Kanu Banned ,The SLPP Radio-----------------
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:16:09 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
When newpeople an SLPP offshoot makes Sierra Leonean journalism a laughing stock, it will be suicidal for the Rwandan type radio the SLPP has planted to operate without guidelines.
The defeated SLPP finds it difficult to swallow the walloping the APC gave it at the polls. So, it tribalists have made it clear that they will do anything at their disposal to turn Sierra Leone up side down.
The SLPP does not believe that other Sierra Leoneans have rights to rule the country. From 1967, the SLPP has become a thorn in the flesh of productive Sierra Leoneans who do not ascribe to its agenda to derail progress in the country.
But we the Patriotic people of Sierra Leone will not sit by and allow these tribal miscreants to bend our country's future.
Any lies and innuendoes against this government will be met with our untiring efforts to put the record straight. The SLPP is a divisive party and the last time it was in the government, it made Sierra Leoneans to be at the bottom and hoodwinked everyone to enrich its tribal members.


Subject: President Agnes Koroma and that SLPP radio
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 04:53:09 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
This so called Saloneboy, like most of the APC Central Committee hustlers, can only operate behind a shield.

The vile APC radio managed by AFRC's Denis Smith, operated unhindered under the very civilized SLPP government. This Ekutay radio was so vile at a point, even the UN raised concerns about its tribalistic content. A UN pal of mine recently correctly suggested that APC is more AFRC than PMDC in membership and character - coining the acronym APFRC for this violent Government.

Shutting down the SLPP radio is not only an ostensible attack on democracy & freedom of expression, it is an irrefutable indictment of President Agnes Koroma aka EBK, whose lack of leadership is already worse than J S Momoh's tenure of old. HE Agnes Koroma seems to be so overwhelmed by the presidency that he has no clue about everything happening around him - from unlawful travel bans, threatening journalists... to Alpha Kanu's order to shutdown the opposition radio - Agnes always retorts in slow motion "I aam nooot haware" when asked.

Agnes's incompetence only gives notorious hustlers like Alpha Kanu (aka Alhaji Abuja) a field day to destroy Mama Salone even more.

Saloneboy do you really want to see APC Part 2 Horror Story unleashed on our people again? No wonder you hide behind that moniker - you are simply not man enough to show your face. Don't worry we understand your AFRC-type psyche. The guilty are always afraid.




Subject: Re: President Agnes Koroma and that SLPP radio
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:04 05/12/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 30-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.30

Message:
I am proud to hide under a nationalist moniker to defend her pride. Remember, it is a gtreat disservice to your Father, and siblings for lying your true identity.
From your writing and ability to curse, Jacob Kanu is not your real name. I traversed the whole Sierra Leone and it means if you show me your friend, I will know who you are.
Go back and use your own real name before you count on my nationalistic moniker


Subject: Cocorioko Radio
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 19:09:53 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
Wonderful idea Kabs and co...

Few pointers..
Just doing my own to make it a better place..

Please create a link for the radio..

First off..
Its taking a lot of real estate in the forum..

Second..
When you are listening to the radio.. you click on anyting off the main page..
The minute you click on a thread...you loose the radio..In the middle of a song..

By creating a link that opens another window, you save vertical scroll space on the forum..and also keep the radio going while man dem dey read the Succulent threads coming out recently...

Here is some popup window code.







Click to listen to Cocorioko Radio


Subject: Re: Cocorioko Radio
From: Cocorioko Entertainment
To: All
Date Posted: 07:57:00 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Thanks for the pointers. The radio does not function simultanously with forum operations, and the reason the additional link was added to the panel. Do send us an email so we could work with you on the suggestions.


Subject: Boost for Taylor’s lawyers
From: Peter Doe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:09:43 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
Boost for Taylor’s lawyers

Lawyers representing the former Liberian president Charles Taylor at his war crimes trial at the Special Court sitting at The Hague, probably have something to smile about.
Following their rejection of protective status given to some of the prosecution witnesses and asking the Court to look at the reasons for keeping them away from the public eye, the Court agreed that TF1-215 did not enjoy protection. But Presiding Judge Theresa Doherty said the call for a review of the protective measures remained arguable. She said: “The Defence have opposed and applied to rescind the purported protective measures for witness TF1-215. The Prosecution submit that the witness is protected by an order of Trial Chamber I of 5 July 2004, entitled “Decision on Prosecution motion for modification of protective measures for witnesses”, which the Prosecution submits applies to 266 witnesses of fact including witness TF1-215.
After careful consideration of that decision and the submissions of counsel, we find nothing in the decision which would entitle witness TF1-215 to any protective measures. In our view, the decision relates solely to those witnesses listed in annexes A and B of the renewed Prosecution motion for protective measures. Witness TF1-215 is not among those witnesses listed in the annexes. Accordingly, the witness will testify in open court”
Instead of bringing TF1-215 in open court, the Prosecution withdrew the witness they said should have testified to facts. Prosecution lawyer Shyamala Alagendra announced a different witness instead.
The issue had brought a heated debate in court on Tuesday, when the prosecution put another secret witness on the stand, which the defence resisted saying he, TF1-215, did not meet the criteria to be hidden from the public.
The ensuing argument between the opposing lawyers dominated proceedings on Tuesday after the previous witness, TF1-143, had left the stand.
In is not uncommon for witnesses to be protected if they so request. Lawyers pressing charges against Mr Taylor say these witnesses fear for their safety and that of their families and would not like to be known while they give evidence.
Defence lawyer, Morris Anyah had argued that the witness should not be given a pseudonym (TF1-215), nor should he give testimony behind camera. He also challenged the distortion of the witness’s voice because he is not a child, a victim of sexual violence, an insider, or expert witness.
Anyah said these categories of witnesses were those covered by protective measures and that TF1-215 did not fit into any of them.
He prevailed on the judges to review the reasons for granting protective status to some witnesses, because, in the argument of the British-trained Ghanaian lawyer, times have changed so much that some of the ten-year old measures did not hold water any longer. The prosecution counter-argued that although TF1-215 was a witness of fact, he did hold security fears.Courtesy BBC World Service Trust and Search for Common Ground


Subject: Students Plans Big Demo For SLG in Sierra Leone
From: Student Radical
To: All
Date Posted: 17:52:56 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Students Plans Big Demo For SLG in Sierra Leone

By Aruna Turay

May 9, 2008, 17:50 Email this article


In the early hours of Thursday 8th May 2008, a group of university students drawn from various Universities in Sierra Leone including the Fourah Bay College, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCET) and the Njala University College, identifying themselves as concerned students, stormed the Awareness Times office to notify that they were planning a peaceful demonstration against the APC led Government of Sierra Leone scheduled for 15th May 2008.

According to the Vice President of the concerned students FBC branch, the past SLPP government paid their Sierra Leone Government grant-in-aid (SLG) before the start of the first Semester, lamenting that this time round the APC led government has withheld the payment of the said grant-in-aid.

The anonymous Vice President revealed that the non-payment of the money has caused most students to stay out of lectures for quite sometime now, which he bitterly said was hindering their future progress. He disclosed that they have on several occasions appealed to the APC government through the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports to put some mechanisms in place to settle this problem but to no avil..

Sounding the opinion of the Public Relations Officer of the concerned students, MMCET student Nuru Deen Kalakoh disclosed that they have on relentlessly attempted to discuss this issue with the Education Minister, but that the Minister had always dodged them. He confirmed that come May 15, 2008, students from three colleges would embark on a peaceful demonstration with placards and banners to press home their demand.

The representative concerned female student of Njala University, Elizabeth Kamara opined that the present APC government does not care about the problems students encounter on campus in the various colleges, as according to her, this is an attempt to down play the importance of university education in the country. She claimed she comes from a very poor family and could not afford to foot the university bill, and therefore she had put all her hope on students grant-in-aid adding that was why she continues doing her level best to maintain the criteria required by the Ministry for a student to merit and retain the Sierra Leone Government grant-in-aid.


Subject: MFWA decries threat against Sierra Leonean newspaper
From: Dictator
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:35 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
MFWA decries threat against Sierra Leonean newspaper

Dakar, Senegal - A sub-regional media freedom watchdog, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Thursday decried a legal threat made against Freetown-based independent newspaper, "New Vision," an al3rt signed by MFWA's director, Prof.

Kwame Karikari revealed.

Presidential Press Secretary in Freetown, Sheka Tarawally, 6 May allegedly threa tened a legal action against the paper which had run three articles "accusing President Ernest Bai Koroma of being wasteful."

According to the media rights body, Tarawally even lodged a formal complaint to Sierra Leone's media regulatory body, the 'Independent Media Commission' calling for "New Vision to retract the articles within three days or face legal action."

"MFWA regrets that such threats came at a time when the new government of Sierra Leone has expressed its intention to repeal sections of the obnoxious and archaic Public Order Act, which authorise jail terms of up to seven years for those wh o criticise government officials," the al3rt stated.

The paper's first article, published on 2 May was said to have accused President Koroma of spending US$102m on "unnecessary travelling."

Then, on 5 and 6 May, the paper again published articles repeating the allegations and stating that New Vision stood by its reports.

This prompted the Press Secretary to come up with the complaint in which he claimed that there had been no attempts by New Vision to cross-check facts.

He argued the story should therefore be regarded as "malicious and calculated to damage the image of the President."

Tarawally further stated: "all the insinuations in the offending articles are false" and concluded that New Vision had violated sections of the 1965 Public Order Act of Sierra Leonean laws.

Dakar - 08/05/2008


Subject: This is evidence of Malice
From: Watchee Watchee
To: All
Date Posted: 15:22:13 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Date: Fri, 9 May 2008 04:47:36 -0700
Reply-To: Leonenet
Sender: Leonenet
From: Sheku Kallon
Subject: New People Shows Evidence in Alieu Iscandari Legal Mess
Comments: To: Yaya Fanusie
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

For those of you who say we don't have proof of our stories, The New People publishes expense records disputing Alieu Iscandari's denials. We are going to expose those people who are defending the APC and making excuses for them in the Diaspora as well as the incompetence of the EBK government. Ignore us at your own peril. http://www.thenewpeople.com/080507moreiscanadri.htm Sheku Kallon Jr CEO Sierra Gold Records www.sierragoldrecords.com ceo@sierragoldrecords.com


Subject: Re: This is evidence of Malice
From: Curious
To: All
Date Posted: 19:12:51 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.79.72.147

Message:
Is it the same Iscandri, who was being considered for the position of Minister of Justice, and then Ambassador to United Nations????


Subject: Re: This is evidence of Malice
From: Yes it is?
To: All
Date Posted: 20:41:54 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Was he really being considered for these positions or are you just BS'ing? Doesnt this show the destructiveness of this mans personality? what if none of these things are true? Could he salvage his reputation which has been damaged worldwide? Hmmm something to ponder? Is he being attacked in this maliscious manner only because of what Seku kallon believes is his support for the APC? Wow if anyone can be attacked in this manner because of his support for a political party then you better not let any one know which political party that you support Mr. Curious.


Subject: Re: This is evidence of Malice
From: Morie Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 01:08:23 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac843847.ipt.aol.com at 172.132.56.71

Message:
Sheku Kallon said at Leonenet that he is after those supporting the APC. I guess it has become dangerous now to be an APC supporter.


Subject: Let Us Be Very Fair.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 03:59:19 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.246

Message:
Morie, The case against Alieu Iscandari has nothing to do with what political party he supports. It is about a lawyer ( in this case,Alieu Iscandari) who fraudulently converted his client's money into his personal use without telling the client. Alieu's actions are outside the code of conduct that governs lawyers.
Alieu is dead wrong and nobody should manufacture an excuse for him. Let nobody put a spin on this serious case.
Sheku Kallon did not do anything wrong and above all don't forget that there is a massive distinction between Sheku and the NEW PEOPLE newspaper.
I put it to you that the NEW PEOPLE newspaper is made up of well trained and qualified journalists and it will never publish anything without sufficient prove. That was why the newspaper challenged Alieu to come up with proves that what they wrote was false.
Please, let us be ready to put an end to wrong behavior in our community. Regardless of what political party you belong, if you are wrong we must join hands together to stop you from doing what is wrong. Let us all realize the difference between RIGHT and WRONG. Let us be fair to everybody in this case.


Subject: Re: Let Us Be Very Fair.
From: wait nor moor
To: All
Date Posted: 23:14:56 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: Bangs@hotmail.com
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
A ll thoes who asuming that Alieu has done something wrong to a sister, why don't find ways help this lady fight this lawyer? it cost nothing to report it to the police or the bar.Anyway saidu i am presently on your case, i have contacted the lady ms kabia at hampshire towers and others you used to stay with , we going to give you a very nice wedding gift. honestly that union will not survive 18 months.


Subject: ALIEU ARE WEARING KAFREE MUFFLAR ON NECK?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:48 05/11/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-47-35.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.47.35

Message:
You are a bad guy


Subject: Re: ALIEU ARE WEARING KAFREE MUFFLAR ON NECK?
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:24 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-158-196-238.range81-158.btcentralplus.com at 81.158.196.238

Message:
okdok, what has Alieu done for you to tell us he is wearing a KAFREE MUFLAR ON HIS NECK? The last time someone said something about how you brought a nago to canada you cuss mamie cuss nar yer tay. Please becarefull in what you are saying about him.Being absent from this forum nor mean say ee don die oh. OK


Subject: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE{LOW GRADE SAN SAN}
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:30 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-43-214.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.43.214

Message:
I ask that you dont talk for Alieu.And plesae just again tell me your exact name so that i can engage you personally.I know you know me well so please help me to know you. You have a lot to do after your 50 yrs. in the STATES.If you are really a man,just tell me exactly who you are.{lonta}


Subject: Re: Let Us Be Very Fair.
From: Mohamed A. kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:45 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-44c6af1f.dyn.optonline.net at 68.198.175.31

Message:
Mr. Alpha Saidu Bangura i do not know you and the other alarmists from Adam, but the unnecessary ranting and raving from you guys, just for attention, has been the main reason why i can't have any serious regard for a Sierra Leonean cyber-newspaper. Whenever i go home to visit i do not even look at the local newspapers, because Sierra Leonean journalists frankly, do not have anything of substance to offer in their articles. I hope somewhere down the road we will have a new breed in the profession who will put objectivity first, in carrying out that very important role of actually informing the public with proven information; rather than putting out gabbage just to be heard from. Good thing filing law suits against newspapers for libel is not as common within Sierra Leonean communities as others. Some of those print media excuse, for what can be best described as wasting-paper-and-ink slackers, would have closed up shop already. I know the story about Alieu will turn out to be untrue, as i am quite positive it will be,then what? I hope you will at least show some class and really apologise to him when that happens. Cheers.


Subject: Re: Let Us Be Very Fair.
From: Illogical
To: All
Date Posted: 09:26:29 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.79.72.147

Message:
It is hard toi believe that Alieu Iscandri will do such a thing.He is in USA, and if he really did that, he may never be able to practice again.So, I dont want to believe that he chopped Client's money.


Subject: Re: Let Us Be Very Fair.
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 07:42:56 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
Alpha,

I haven't read the Sheku Kallon New People story about Alieu, but this is what you've said about him. "It is about a lawyer ( in this case,Alieu Iscandari) who fraudulently converted his client's money into his personal use without telling the client." Alpha, please bear in mind that Alieu is not Mr. Ernest Korama, former opposition leader who's pedigree you questioned here and got away with it. Alieu is not Alie Fornah of ARD who did not have the time to throw the law book at you when you told a lie about him in this very New People. You are talking about a practising lawyer who will have you any day, anytime in the states. And of course he is not going to take on the new people on the net due to client confidentiality. Let the New People persuade their source/Alieus client to take Alieu to court for "fraudulently converting" his or her money into his personal use. Then, we shall see if Alieu is really that stupid to throw away all that he has worked hard for in such a silly way. I don't know him, but from my interaction with him here, i really do not believe he will be that silly to FRAUDULENTLY CONVERT HIS
CLIENT'S MONEY INTO HIS PERSONAL USE WITHOUT TELLING THE CLIENT.

But again, as my Mende baby sitter would say, Alpha saidu ar hei Alieu gaylay mam eh woh. As far as Alpha saidu is concern, any BAD tin wae den tork bot Aliue nar true.


Subject: APC tiff tiff
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 16:45:27 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
What did you expect. Corruption is inbred in APC leaders and supporters.


Subject: Is Alieu Iscandari Salone Boy?
From: Sorie Thullah
To: All
Date Posted: 13:47:36 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Alieu Iscandari is Saloneboy. He hates Mendes and other people in general. Some one once said Alieu is jealous of other people. Look at the low down trash he wrote under the name Saloneboy and you will believe that he is a little man at heart. He was talking about Sheku Kallon and Bra E. All Bra E said to Sheku Kallon was that Sheku should have valid news before he talks about people. Did Alieu and Co. misunderstand that? Or did they simply let jealousy get the best of them? I thought Bra E was advising Sheku Kallon to desist from making fake allegations. What was wrong with that?
Alieu Iscandari has issues but he does not have the guts to admit he feels small around upcountry people. His hints against Bra E tells you the man is too small as a man.



Subject: Re: Is Alieu Iscandari Salone Boy?
From: Salone boy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:34:04 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
You have a small mind Mr!. You have carelessly accused a noted lawyer falsely that he is Saloneboy. and vainly misinterpreted my statement.
A good number of Sierra Leoenas intellectuals are topper. Unlike, your cloned SLPP self. This all resulted to what I say that some of you are memorised educators. You quickly labeled me as a Mende hater when there is nothing in my statement to prove that I target any one tribe. learn to read and understand.


Subject: Re: Is Alieu Iscandari Salone Boy?
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 16:25:35 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
if, he the Alieu Iscandari i know, he attend the Prince of wales and they used to live back of PWD Quarters in Freetown. He a born Salone Boy


Subject: Re: Is Alieu Iscandari Salone Boy?
From: Ibrahim Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 23:28:59 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: imtu71@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-75-69-246-122.hsd1.nh.comcast.net at 75.69.246.122

Message:
Which of the Thullah's are? Are you in Holland or Uk? If yes... then I'm your cousin, I used resided at the top of Newengland Ville. I know the Iscandari u're referring and we're school mates. He's lot younger than this Iscandari. He once offered to assist me when I needed affidavits of support for immigration. He called me here in Newhampshire and tried go help without even knowing me. It is my assumption that these folks are just trying to assassinate his character out of grudge and malice. I'm sure he'll make them dance to the tune of justice.


Subject: Is my Kortoh taking the 5th
From: Tejan Kabba
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:03 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: tejan.kabba@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Is Kortoh Alieu taking the 5th or the omerta?

Just musing


Subject: If Alieu is Saloneboy...
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:00 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
... then he should tell us his side of the story about that alleged client-victim of his. Its definitely not as difficult as declaring assets by APC kingpins in Sierra Leone.

Did she received any payments? If yes how much? If no, why?

Hmm,wonders will never end.


Subject: Re: If Alieu is Saloneboy...
From: Attorney Grieviance Commission
To: All
Date Posted: 19:36:48 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
Please contact the attorney Grieviance commission for the State of California and make your report which if it is true could lead to disciplinary actions against him. Remember Lawyers like Essie Stevens, Raymond Bamidele Thompson, Frank Awuah, George Pratt, Mba-Jonas, most of these are based in Maryland where I practice and they are no more some for using money on clients escrow accounts to fixing up immigration papers etc and for not providing legal competence.
Lontah. Karabai!


Subject: Re: Is Alieu Iscandari Salone Boy?
From: Achitude
To: All
Date Posted: 13:58:48 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Is this the Saloneboy you are talking about? Welcome to him. The name can change, but the message stays the same. Bra E is lucky he did not call him a Kailahun cannibal . Saloneboy Alieu na man for true.
______________________________________________________


Posted by Saloneboy on May 09, 2008 at 06:57:38:

In Reply to: Re: For Sheku Kallon : How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper posted by Tejan Kamara on May 08, 2008 at 15:47:49:

Mr Kamara, the reason for our present situation is as a result of the selfishness and dishonesty of Sierra Leone's pseudo academics. We ended up to be the most wretched country in the face of the earth, because some of these pseudo academics when they came from their hamlets and poor surroundings hurriedly crammed big time to acquire University education without learning the art of civilisation.
Sadly, these memorised educators think that big english and an entrance to a University is the hallmark of life. One thing they do not learn is how to live among others and what it means to be sanitised to have good attitude. Throw this univeristy degrees and see where these pseudo acedemics will be.
There is a need to reform the mind set of these unfortunate educated Sierra Leoneans to learn new tricks about life.


Subject: JJ Saffa Blasts “APC Is Not Serious About Youths” in SL
From: Jacob Jusu Saffa
To: All
Date Posted: 12:13:42 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
JJ Saffa Blasts “APC Is Not Serious About Youths” in Sierra Leone
By Jacob Jusu Saffa
May 8, 2008, 17:54


The growing youth unemployment in the country is a cause for concern, given our volatile security situation. Thousands of youths can be seen in urban settlements eking out their living through resorts to petty activities of all sorts.

In an exclusive chat with the National Secretary General of the opposition SLPP Mr. Jacob Jusu Saffa on Wednesday at their Wallace Johnson Street Headquarters, he gave his own reaction on progress so far made by the ruling APC party since assuming the reigns of power in September last year.

J.J Saffa’s opening remark was that the APC is not serious about youth empowerment. He said they believe in marginalizing youths so that they can be used as thugs during elections. "Temporarily uplifting their status will not serve their purpose. They only fool them with handouts for ‘Paddle,’ ‘Lantern parades’ and other masquerade activities," he stated.

The party scribe disclosed that immediately after the war, the then SLPP government established a separate ministry for youth affairs, developed the National Youths policy, established District youth Councils and initiated the Youths Employment Scheme. He said in addition, several other capacity building activities were also embarked upon like the provision of funds to support youths engaged in Agriculture among others. "We were expecting that this Government starts building on those gains, revisiting weak areas and accelerating implementation of potentially successful ones. But as dishonest as they are, they shy away from the good things the SLPP initiated by pretentiously fooling the public that SLPP government left nothing behind," he observed.

JJ Saffa lamented that only eight months in power, the APC has made a remarkable turn around. He said they have summarily terminated the Youth Employment Scheme without any requisite review, thereby causing about 3,000 job losses, adding that the national budget allocat1on to that ministry has been slashed by over 30%. "Even more alarming is that, the SLPP administration allocated about US$ 9 million of the $ 35 million from the Peace Building Fund. At a beneficiary unit cost of $100 per youth, US$ 9million can generate about 90,000 jobs, he disclosed. He said it is a miscalculation and policy inconsistency by the government to convince the UNDP to reduce budgetary allocat1on for youths from $9 million to $ 4 million for what he referred to as a bogus energy project.

On the economics of poverty reduction, he had this to say: "The ABC of poverty reduction is that, you direct resources to segments of the population where poverty is most acute. In our case, poverty is more pervasive among youths, and 70% of these are in the rural areas engaged in agriculture. Redirecting resources to urban Freetown that does not account for 20% of the population encourages urbanization, with the tendency to accentuates rural deprivation and poverty." He said the reason for APC’s youth and rural marginalization in preference to high cost urban programme is because they are usually worried about urban strikes.

He however, concluded by commending the government for embarking on the creation of a National Commission for Youths and the establishment of the Youths Corps Programme which he said was also in SLPP’s manifesto. "I am pleased that the APC has taken this up, and only hope they can think through properly and make it robust. I am following closely on progress on youths."



Subject: Re: JJ Saffa Blasts “APC Is Not Serious About Youths” in SL
From: Mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:39 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-43.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.43

Message:
When did you start to follow "...closely on progress on youths", JJ Blood?
Some of you guys are a spent force. When in power you forgot that which
you had to do but are only now able to see the importance of such in
another's era - hell of a hypocrite. Go to hell and bury your silly self in
shame. Your hypocrisy makes the long buried bones of our ancestors
want to come out of their grave and drag your silly face to see yourself in
the mirrors below. You woefully failed and buy now should concentrate
in your rehabilitation of your rotten image than trying to gloss syntax on
very important issues you so neglected.


Subject: Multiple Choice questions for JJ blood
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 14:13:37 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: sadman_insane@yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:

Q1. since when did the youths of s/leone became neglected
a) before 19th september when EBK was sworn in as presso of S/L
b)after EBK became presso

Q2. which party was in power before the 19th september 2008?
a) apc
b) slpp

Q3. So if you JJ blood are talking of a party not being serious about youth , which party in actual fact are you refering to refering to?
a) apc
b) slpp

Q4. besides the international community and our secirity forces which group if people stood up to ensure that the will of the people is not overurned
a) the youg children
b) the youths
c) the frail and elderly

Q5. if the slpp had cared for the category of people in Q4, would they have stood up against them?

educated fool.


Subject: Sadman you really are insane
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:09:43 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Only APC clowns take pathetic monikers like sadman insane.

Mr insane Dr Nahim says you must answer these multiple choice questions before he admits you into his mental home.

Q1 What has the APC done about youth unemployment since coming to power?
A) VP Sumana fraudulently converts cleaning cash meant for youths, to top up funds for his $1M New Jersey Home
B) Hire youths to be bye election thugs
C) Cut funds for youth programs to enable Afsatu Kabbah and EBK Chop some high voltage electricity money
D) Enhanced youth violence around the country; eg increased Fullah deaths and chaos in Kono


Q2 Why do APC supporters-hooligans take crazy names like Agba Satan, Sadman Insane, Mammy Cuss, Borbor pain etc?

A) High propensity to violence
B) Copied it from ... you know who
C) Nar we tem Dis
D) All of the above

Finally he wants to know why all the hullabaloo about the SLPP radio. Is this the official start of APC horror story Part II?


Subject: “Abolish the death penalty in Sierra Leone”
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:11 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
I am against death penalty, but it has contributed to reduce murder rate in Sierra Leone. If I could recollect in the late 70s and early 80s after the hanging of the Wellington Street and Mammy Yoko Street murderers, murder rate in Sierra Leone was reduced and the country became a safe haven for our citizen. Death penalty should be implemented for certain crimes not for political reason.


Subject: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: Lieutenant Hindolo Kolugbonda
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:39 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
What a shame.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 04:23:09 05/10/08 ()
Email Address: sadman_insane@yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:
Forumites, let debate as educated sons and daughters of our beloved country. In decrying the apc over the replacement of Joe Pemagbi, one would have thought that you would come up with reasons such as the new appointee is not a sierra leonean, or that he does not have the relevant education and experience for the position, or he is of questionable character. So far it appears to me that the only reason for your discontent is the new appointee comes from a particular region of the country. I may be sad and insane but if you continue to base your discontent with the govt on such parochial grounds, am afraid your protests would not be tenable.
Bring forward constructive criticisms and see if you would not have the backing of sierra leoneans including the sad and insane.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: Kamachie
To: All
Date Posted: 23:07:31 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: akamachie@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-24-218-149-62.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 24.218.149.62

Message:
How can't you know that the post of a Permanent Rep. to the UN is a political appointment, as opposed to a civil service? This, and the posts of high commissioner/ambassador are among the ready-made appointments that awaits any elected president with a parliamentary/senate approval to ensure checks and balances. Was it illegal for Prof. Pemagbi to replace another Sierra Leonean? The answer is of course not! Emphasis should be placed on qualification and or proper credentials or lack of it.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: Why
To: All
Date Posted: 19:15:56 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.79.72.147

Message:
Why shame??The matter was cleared by Govt last year.This Govtwas voted in by Northeners, and all the benefits will be enjoyed by ortheners.Easterners and Southerners had their opportunity, and they enjoyed for 11 years.Now time is up


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:40 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
Guess Alieu Kanu will stay on. He will be saved by his Northern link inspite of his marriage to a Lagwo( Late Teacher Lagwo's daughter).


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Norther
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:36:52 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-43.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.43

Message:
A sycophant like Alieu Kanu has spent his days in the political prostitution
parlours. At one time he was with RUF, then then tried NPRC, then SLPP
and now will feel or have no shame in wallowing to stay on to do nothing.
I think the APC should aspire to bringing in and ensuring that positive
young and vibrant intellectuals are given the opportunity to serve their
country. The likes of Kanu should go back and learn the basics of
humanity.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: it's politics
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:30 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-251-52-61.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.251.52.61

Message:
It is no less a shame than when pemagbi replaced his predecessor.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 13:46:34 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Were any reasons given for the replacement or is this another chapter in the 'tit for tat' political games between the APC and SLPP?
This kind of politics will never unite Sierra Leone despite the attitudinal change campaign the current government has mounted to win the hearts and minds of the people.
If the politicians change their attitude,the people will follow their lead.This back and forth politics of mutual retribution by the two prominent parties will only lead the nation to a myriad of unforseen consequences.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: Joe Gbandawai
To: All
Date Posted: 19:32:08 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: mammyfatu74@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-96-242-158-135.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 96.242.158.135

Message:
What is wrong with replacing Pegmabi? Should he be there forever? He should take a rest and give chance to another person to serve. Maybe after twenty years when the SLPP come back to power, he will serve again.


Subject: Re: Northernization continues : Pemagbi replaced by Northerner
From: Salone boy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:21:43 05/10/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
The SLPP is a sore loser and they will not take no for an answer. They think they will intimidate the new APC who has done its home work very well before it took State house.
This time, the majority take it all and we will appoint our sons and daughters who endured the SLPP tyranny and persecution from every corner in the country.


Subject: PROFOUND SYMPATHIES
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:22 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-249.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.249

Message:
Profound sympathies to the Deputy Commissioner of NACSA, Charles
Rogers, and family upon the lose of your wife and newly born baby. Such
a double tragedy carries a heavy heart. We pray that you stay strong and
have faith that He who gave you your beloved wife and child has taken -
let Him be praised. God, as the Supreme Commander has His ways. May
the souls of the dearly departed rests in perfect peace. may His grace and
mercy give you the courage to serve your nation despite these
bereavement. God Blessings continue to be with you.


Subject: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 09:00:11 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-36-228.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.36.228

Message:
Can you help explain please?


Subject: Re: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: blunt
To: All
Date Posted: 19:18:39 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.79.72.147

Message:
Because they are sabotaging all the efforts of good governance by Govt.Let them keep quiet, till they are back in power


Subject: Re: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:07 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-43.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.43

Message:
okdok, this post was meant to extend condolences to a dear brother who
lost his wife and child. I pray you guys have respect for others and see
the importance of differentiating issues. The thread is now polluted and
becoming and argument arena/platform. may god save us all.


Subject: Re: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: Check
To: All
Date Posted: 09:45:59 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-251-52-61.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.251.52.61

Message:
are you sure it is closed?


Subject: I DONT ANSWER SILLY QUESTIONS BUDDY
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 12:11:36 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-36-228.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.36.228

Message:
I am asking the rep. of APC in America


Subject: Re: I DONT ANSWER SILLY QUESTIONS BUDDY
From: Check
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:30 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-251-52-61.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.251.52.61

Message:
then why do you ask silly questions, docky?


Subject: Re: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:03 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
are you sure it is closed?

When was the last time you listened to that Station?


Subject: Re: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: Technical Problems
To: All
Date Posted: 10:51:12 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-251-52-61.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.251.52.61

Message:
That dont mean it was forcibly closed.


Subject: Re: KABS PLEASE,WHY THE CLOSURE OF SLPP RADIO?
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:49 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"forcibly closed"

You have introduced a completely different angle.Question remains: When was the last time you listened to it?


Subject: Tackling Nepotism
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 02:20:18 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
The following press release below (part of a longer one that addressed the President's travel expenses and Independence day catering expenses) was released by Sheka Tarawallie the State House Secretary, after some obvious criticisms, in which he claims the catering contract was awarded fairly to five different providers and that Paladio restaurant was amongst the chosen because they provided a lower bid.

The problem here is that the restaurant is owned by the President's sister. This is Sierra Leone people. No one is going to tell the President's sister that her bid was too high. The President does not have to get involved, nor does she have to play hardball. She just has to express interest in getting the contract and the bootlickers will comply. Or if her bid was too high, you know she will be informed of what she has to do, if we have evolved to the point where we don't award contracts to the highest bidder because of their connections.

Shouldn't immediate family members of politicians be banned from govt contracts?


Subject: Re: Tackling Nepotism
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 14:38:38 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
LOOKS LIKE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST TO ME.


Subject: Re: Tackling Nepotism
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 05:13:40 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
I do not necessarily think that family members of politicians should be banned from government contracts. I am a contract specialist for the Department of Defense in the United States, my section awards government contracts. As long as there is an open bid process that is readily exposed to the public, then I think it is fine. Of course there is no way to totally avoid nepotism. However as long as these issues are exposed in the open, we can address them.


Subject: President’s Sister Appeals to Press in Sierra Leone
From: Borboh pain
To: All
Date Posted: 04:27:19 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:

By Bampia J Bundu
May 8, 2008, 18:00 Email this article

Mrs. Admire Marian Sesay, who has run the famous Palladio Restaurant and Catering Services for the last sixteen years has yesterday May 7th 2008, appealed to local journalists in Sierra Leone to please help the country by cross checking any information they receive before going to press with such information. Mrs. Sesay, who is the elder sister of President Ernest Bai Koroma was speaking to Awareness Times in an exclusive interview following a front page apology that was issued to her by the Democrat Newspaper in their yesterday edition.

Mrs. Sesay stated that she accepted the apology from the Pios Foray managed Democrat Newspaper especially as Foray had appealed that he meant no embarrassment to Mrs. Sesay with an erroneous story he had published about an alleged Le1.5Billion Independence Celebrations Catering contract given to Mrs. Sesay by State House. State House had issued a press release which had set the facts straight and this press release had been followed by yesterday’s front page apology to Mrs. Admire Sesay by Democrat Newspaper. The Democrat stated that they had no intention of causing embarrassment to Mrs. Sesay whom they glowingly described as "an accomplished personality in the catering and hospitality industry in this country" but cited that they had been concerned over possible procurement breaches.

Showing Awareness Times around the Palladio Restaurant, the proprietress Madam Admire Sesay proudly informed that Palladio was opened in 1992 as both a Restaurant and Nightclub and by then was one of the biggest and famous nightclubs in the country before the rebel invasion of Freetown which caused a lot of damage to the building which she proceeded to repair and set up once again following the return of peace to Sierra Leone. She said that presently the restaurant runs from 8:00am to 7:00pm daily and they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. She highlighted some of their menu to be African dishes, Oriental and Middle Eastern as well as European Continental. Mrs. Sesay assured that their dishes like Jollof rice, fried rice and other exotic dishes like couscous were amongst the best in Sierra Leone as were their hamburgers, sharwamas sandwiches and salads.

She informed that every Friday, they hosted a Buffet Lunch and offered a wide variety of food which are served from 12:00pm to 3:30pm every Friday. She invited readers to sample tomorrow’s buffet and opined that the fact that over the years, the restaurant has regularly attracted Cabinet Ministers, Honourable Members of Parliament, Diplomats and members of the International Community means that her cuisine is appreciated by many.

She lamented that although the destruction to the Discotheque section by the rebels had caused her not to re-open the Disco yet, she promised that plans were afoot to soon reopen it. However, she informed that people still use the Disco’s Hall for their Special Occasions like Weddings.

Ending her chat with this reporter, Madam Marian Admire Sesay appealed once again to journalists to always cross check their facts. She informed that Kimbima Hotel, Posseh’s Guest House, Tomflories and Polina’s were all Caterers like Palladio’s for the Independence Day Celebrations. She said it was unfortunate that although she had been providing catering services since the eighties, it was only now that she was the sister of the sitting President, that her name was being tarnished despite her accomplished status as a formidable caterer.

However, even as she expressed sadness over such publications, Mrs. Marian Admire Sesay assured that she held no ill will to any journalist in Sierra Leone as she recognized their very important role in the society.



Subject: LOWEST BID IS NOT THE PROBLEM BUT TO HIS SISTER
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:11 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-36-228.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.36.228

Message:
Thats just APC .


Subject: Re: LOWEST BID IS NOT THE PROBLEM BUT TO HIS SISTER
From: Tyrone Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 09:23:55 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
If she has the lowest bid why not...


Subject: SORRY BUT {APC } HAD PROBLEM ABOUT THAT FOR THE FORMER GOVT.
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:38 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1307w-ad02-36-228.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.36.228

Message:
I understand you are trying to know further about Sierra Leone or Africa.If you can ask kaba Kanu in that country under the former Govt{SLPP}, The APC govt as opposition called it corruption.
I guess you need to check from more angles about the state of politics in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: SORRY BUT {APC } HAD PROBLEM ABOUT THAT FOR THE FORMER GOVT.
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 05:52:21 05/12/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
Actually I'm very interested in the United States involvement in Sierra Leone politics. That is a angle I would like to learn more about. Also I would like to learn more about Sierra Leone's official position on Africom command.


Subject: Re: SORRY BUT {APC } HAD PROBLEM ABOUT THAT FOR THE FORMER GOVT.
From: CORUPT WAYS
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:54 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: CORUPTWAYS@MSN.COM
Entered From: gate3-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.43

Message:
CORUPTION BY APC SLPP IS THE SAME THING. WHEN SLPP DID I TI TWAS WRONG. NWO APC IS DOIGN IT ITS WRONG. WE NEED TO WEED THE CORUPTION OUT. OUR POLITICIANS PROMISS US EVERY 4 YEARS BUT WE SEE THE SAME BS


Subject: APC will always be tribalitistic.... remember Ekutay?
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 03:34:27 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
My dear Sam, APC cannot rule without using the tribal tool to the max. Having a weak and inexperienced Leader just compounds the problem. Of course his sister will be getting catering contracts - EBK did say he will run the country like a business, didn't he?

My only surprise is.. I didn't think he meant Family Business!


Subject: Re: APC will always be tribalitistic.... remember Ekutay?
From: two tem
To: All
Date Posted: 13:23:39 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: twotem@aol.com
Entered From: gate2-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.42

Message:
both parties are guilty of tribalism. i think a law should pass that says every political party in sierra leone have a minimum in its membership of people from all over the country different tribes. dont you think this would help? what do you all think?


Subject: Re: APC will always be tribalitistic.... remember Ekutay?
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:40 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Both parties have always played the politics of tribalism in Sierra Leone.By their actions,the politicians have succeeded in tearing apart this country into tribal and regional faults they have not been able to mend to avert the suffering our people are facing.
They have always resorted to the politics of intimidation,fear and violence instead of peace,stability and prosperity.


Subject: Re: APC will always be tribalitistic.... remember Ekutay?
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 04:29:43 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Boy if any party is as tribalistic as the SLPP then the whole world will come to an abrupt end.


Subject: The APC Bans, The SLPP Radio------------
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 20:59:35 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.239

Message:
It is clearly stated in our constitution(the supreme law of the land) that no one person or institution has the right to prevent people from expressing their views in any medium.
Since, the APC has no respect for our law, the minister Alpha Kanu(acting for and on behalf of president Koroma) has ordered minister I.B.Kargbo to ban the radio operated by THE SIERRA LEONE PEOPLES PARTY, because the radio is discussing the present economic crisis in the country.
Please, be reminded that during the SLPP led government(1996-2007), the APC was freely allowed the run a radio and newspaper which they used well to spreed all sorts of propaganda about the SLPP.
I am sure it will pain all serious minded people whenever they hear the president talk about heading "A NEW A.P.C." because he is really acting just as the old APC.
But let us don't forget that the same president Koroma told the whole world that he will take the nation back to the days of Siaka Stevens and Joe Momoh. I believe his present actions justify his statement to the world.
I wonder how minister Kargbo will feel after baning the SLPP radio(that is properly registered to operate in the country) only because the radio is talking about the economy.
I hope the APC led government will realize that we live in a democratic world where a FREE PRESS, IS A MUST.
When will the APC change for the BEST in the country?


Subject: Re: The APC Bans, The SLPP Radio------------
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 17:38:51 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: sadman_insane@yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:
Are you absolutely positive about these allegations. Could you please furnish us with concrete evidence.


Subject: Re: The APC Bans, The SLPP Radio------------
From: awoko
To: All
Date Posted: 22:39:21 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: abu@AOL.COM
Entered From: pool-72-83-233-126.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 72.83.233.126

Message:
Nr your story is too long, show us some fact not just hear say.


Subject: Sierra Leone - Fuel Price Growth
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:55 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5acc713b.bb.sky.com at 90.204.113.59

Message:
Year--------- Price/le
march 2005 - 9,500 $3.30
july 2006 - 13,500 $5.0
may 2008 - 16,500

chart in Link
(Not taken dollar exchange rate into consideration)


Subject: Sierra Leone Embassy - Saudi Arabia and APC are Frauding?!!
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 13:38:58 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.79

Message:
"The New People Newspaper Online" has again done it! This time, the paper is accusing the APC government and Sierra Leone Embassy in Riyadh Saudi Arabia are collaborating to fraud our impoverished nation.

What the paper failed to know is that the current Ambassador in Saudi was sent here by the then SLPP government almost 12 years ago. If the allegations made by the paper are true, the blame should not be on the APC, especially when the same Ambassador is the one currently residing on the very alleged villa the paper has pictured. I think the paper could have contacted the Ambassador,who is a frank and open minded personality for clarification instead of relying on fictitious and baseless stories by its investigative team in Riyadh

Another terrible blunder on the report made about the death of "Mr. Issa Konneh" ... What? Issa Konneh is dead?!!! My dear readers, to prove the falsity of the so called "The New People Investigative Team" in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, I am ready to give both the residence and the cell phone numbers for Mr. Issa Konneh. Mind you, the very guy joined the Embassy in its recent belated Independence Celebration in Riyadh on the 2nd May 2008. In other words, the paper grossly missed the name of the Sierra Leonean who died on the 4th of August 2008.

My final word to "The New People Newspaper Online" should do constructive journalism instead of embarking on misinformation and deceit.


Subject: THE ISSUE OF YENGA AND THAT OF QUIET DIPLOMACY
From: John Baimba Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 13:12:59 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
AWOKO TOK TOK

THE ISSUE OF YENGA AND THAT OF QUIET DIPLOMACY
John Baimba Sesay

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I attended a sub-regional conference on civil society and security sector cooperation, in April at the Mamba Point in Freetown. In that conference, key issues pertaining to the security architecture of our sub-region, were discussed by civil society and security delegates from the Mano River Union basin. Interestingly though, the conference, under the theme 'Strengthening Citizen Security Project', manned by Conciliation Resources in partnership with Talking Drum Studio and the Centre for Development and Security Analysis, was aimed at bridging the gaps that have over the years discouraged civil society's involvement in the security setup of the three MRU states.


There were brilliant presentations from people like Larry Bassie of the ONS in Sierra Leone, and Pascal Bangura, a Police Commissioner from Guinea and another fellow from the Liberian security network. At the end of the day, it came out that, the security architecture of Sierra Leone was more advanced than its neighbours. This was accepted by all those present, and in fact, those from the two other countries promised to learn from what was happening in Sierra Leone. Good to hear indeed!


Though the conference was meant to look at salient issues and at least do some copmparism on the security setups of the three MRU countries: namely, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, delegates from Sierra Leone wanted to steal the show by putting the issue of Yenga on top of the discussion, - little did they realise that, there were other issues to be discussed.
What drew my attention most was the blunt but honest views expressed by the Deputy Chief of staff of the RSLAF Brigadier Nelson Williams who stated that 'natural justice demands that, what is yours is yours…' and that “when people are pushed to the corner, they tend to move from sanity to insanity”. In fact I was moved by these words, that I rushed to him later to seek clarifications of such statements but he preferred not to elaborate.


However as a journalist, I came to realise that he was expecting me to read between the lines and comprehend his words.
But his security counterparts from Guinea were never moved by such a statement, as has always been the case, and in the words of one Police Commissioner from that country, Pascal Bangura, Guinea like Sierra Leone has no intention of fermenting any trouble and that, the security of Sierra Leone was a concern to them because if this country is in trouble, it will affect them as well.


Border disputes in Africa have most often served as a recipe for regional instability and this is clear in what is currently happening between Nigeria and its neighbouring sister country Cameroon over the disputed Bakasi peninsular . There is also the border dispute between Ethopia and Eritrea. Historically the conflict between Somalia and two of its neighbours, Ethiopia and Kenya, started with Somali independence in 1960 and historians are of the firm belief that, it all emanated from problems created by the lack of an agreement between the colonial and inherited new state boundaries, and, also ethnically homogenous areas. In the case of Sierra Leone and Guinea over the Yenga border dispute, much has been said but much more than what has already been done still needs to be done. There have been enormous efforts by people to get a lasting solution to this conflict and many have suggested ways of solving the dispute over a small but rich land in terms of mineral.


There is no doubt, that piece of land is Sierra Leone's and I am convinced, you cannot drive a dog away from food you know you cannot taste. Let them stop driving Sierra Leoneans from Yenga when they know the end result.


In retrospect; past and present governments have put Yenga on top of their agenda. Just a few days ago, I heard the Information Minister, 'Kotho' IB Kargbo assuring the nation that the issue of Yenga would be resolved soon as there has been a committee headed by the Vice President. Words are just honestly not enough to assure citizens over this issue for we all know what the Kabbah led government used to tell us. Communiqués had been signed, discussions held by ministers of both countries but unto his retirement, Kabbah could not solve this issue.


The border dispute, as said by Nelson Williams 'is man made' and as such we need to sit round the table and resolve the issue once and for all. Guineans have their motive of occupying Yenga, whether for security reasons or otherwise I can't tell but the quiet diplomacy being demonstrated by our colonial master is also to blame for this protracted conflict and I must register my utmost disappointment at them, especially Britain. Sierra Leone indeed cannot afford going to war - looking at our military might but that should in no way overrule other options to resolving this problem.


There is the International Court of Justice. We saw the way it dealt with the Nigeria-Cameroon dispute over the Bakasi peninsular.
One could not decipher the lackadaisical attitude of our colonial masters [France and Britain]. They are putting on the mask of promoting peaceful coexistence between these two countries whilst in reality; they are real trouble-shooters, this is my opinion. Disputes over boundary in what ever shape or form, are meant to be settled before they escalate into serious crises.

Some may seem irreconcilable and involve frequent military exchanges. [Bakasi peninsular being an example] and whether they regulated or not, boundary and border relations will remain a potential source of conflict in the international system of states, - but to an extent, these conflicts could be settled through the honest and sincere intervention of those who demarcated such boundaries. Their failure must lead to the swift intervention of other stakeholders like civil society groups.


A Mano River Union statement for sustained and enhanced civil society has called for the strengthening of the MRU Secretariat so that it can improve its performance to effectively implement joint border patrols and to convene periodic joint meetings to address security challenges as that of Yenga. Civil society organisations must be seen taking the lead. The quiet diplomacy being demonstrated is not in anyway good for this issue if, and if only we are not to revert to what we had gone through as a nation. Irrespective of the view by many that we cannot afford going to war, we must be seen seriously agitating for what is ours.


It is a pity that our fellow citizens are 'deprived of security in Yenga' [courtesy, Nelson Williams, deputy chief of staff of the RSLAF]. This is not time for rhetorics from our political class. It is true, that the government cannot bite more than it can chew but it must be seen taking the bull by the horn if the need arises.


Can our president act now, else one could conclude, it is like Kabbah like Koroma; plenty talk, less action. When Hon Ernest Bai Koroma was in opposition, he called for this issue to be taken to our sub-regional bodies and now that he is in control, he could do us good if he does that. His foreign minister should now be more active than ever if she had never been active.


The former government has been judged by the Media court on the issue, they were referred to as failures as far as reclaiming that portion of land was concerned and today our then opposition political elites are in power and it is high time they are told; enough is enough; an end to this Yenga issue is needed.


Promises were made by our politicians and credulously they were accepted by the people. Britain cannot say much for there isn't much they could get from Yenga, this, our political leaders must know. They are being diplomatic over the issue but let our government been seen active because this country 'is a sovereign state', section 1 of our constitution stipulates.
Guineans, during a sub-regional conference on security and civil society cooperation, have been asked to go and tell their authorities that 'Yenga is a threat to us in Sierra Leone.

Let us find solutions to the problem so that we could not experience what happened between Sierra Leone and Liberia', [courtesy Oluboni Bournes- Coker of Mawopnet.] It is true that they helped us gain our peace but such help should not condescend to a situation wherein, they are now forcefully occupying our rightful property, Yenga is ours, no matter the quiet diplomacy that is at place by the international community over the issue. This is my view.

By John Baimba Sesay


Subject: Re: THE ISSUE OF YENGA AND THAT OF QUIET DIPLOMACY
From: Mr. Cullinan
To: All
Date Posted: 16:51:16 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: buckwheatsteam@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 63.164.47.194

Message:
To: Mr. Sesay, I agree that the Yenga issue should be resolved peacefully and soon. As you pointed out former leaders did little to resolve this important issue. I agree completely that the Foreign Minister, and the entire S.L. Govt. should be working on this tirelessly.
A very good write-up and I agree with most of your post BUT, the demarcation of the boundries MUST BE decided by Africans in their respective countries, not the imperialists who arbitrarly demarcated the entire continent. The last thing we need now is their "honest and sincere intervention" in deciding international bounderies in Africa. The aquisition of land has caused many conflicts, and its well past time land ownership and the national boundries of Africa(ns) are decided once and for all. Regards, Mr. Cullinan


Subject: Who Paid For That Attitudinal Change Dinner?
From: Sierra Express
To: All
Date Posted: 13:03:47 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Premier News


My View - by Theo Nicol

Who Paid For That Attitudinal Change Dinner?

Some three nights or so ago, the so called committee for Attitudinal Change and behaviour of Sierra Leoneans by having a sumptuous dinner with the president and the crème-de la crème of the society on the grounds of State House, kept us, the people awake late into the night of the 26th, so that we can watch them eat fantastic dinner, drink expensive wine and make speeches that we cannot even understand on National Television, in the name of launching the Attitudinal Change campaign.

By the way, who paid for the dinner? Was it borne out of contributions of these elites who had for 47 years failed the people of this country, or was it taken from the national purse? This is a question I.B Kargbo and his group must answer before they go any further with their campaign that looks like it is heading the other way of success because they have started it on the wrong footing.

Imagine a time like this when food prices are shooting through our roofs and these people are displaying so much insensitivity to national needs by eating sumptuous meal live on TV while the hungry people were asked to watch them. Is that how to change the people’s attitude?

Woe betides them if that dinner was paid from the coffers of the state? I will personally ask them to refund the money to the Government to use to buy food for our people. We are hungry now and we did not vote for APC Government to still keep us hungry. We voted for them to change our sadness into joy. Not for them to be eating on television while we are watching them hungry.

Let me go back to the issue of attitudinal change. How can they expect the people to change their attitude only by listening to boring speeches about attitude change? We need attitude change by example. If the leadership itself wants us to change, then they first must change from the elitist approach to leadership and be more pragmatic and proactive.

That launching on Television at State House was a total was of money. It cannot change anybody’s attitude. Not with the kind of party politics that was being played. Why didn’t we listen to speeches from the opposition or from people who do not carry APC party card?

How can those youth from the Diaspora, who made such uninspiring speeches with such fake foreign accents help change the attitude of local youths for the better.

On the contrary, the local youths may even resent such speech makers because they would be considered as the privilege class who do not understand their problems and may even be contributing to the backwardness of the youths because the are not doing anything to help local cause.

I have said it before and I will continue to say it. With all due respect to the president and his Government. Attitude of our people cannot be changed by speeches or by state House dinners. Attitudes and behavioural patterns can also not be changed by elitist campaigns that the committee has designed.

Such a campaign must be taken from the top to the bottom. The top, that is the Government and civil service, must first change their bad attitude of institutional corruption, deceit and insincerity, and that must be seen by the people at the bottom to have changed before that campaign moves to the grass roots.

The people’s attitude will start to change positively when they see those who lead them are trustworthy, dependable, loving and caring to them.

The generals belief that people in Government are only there to better the lot of themselves, their families and tribesmen must first be successfully dispelled by the very people in Government that have created that impression and belief in the minds of the people by their actions since 1961 when we had independence.

Successive Governments have abused the social contract they had with the people. They have turned the Master servant relationship upside down. Instead of the people being the masters, they are now the servants who should worship the people who are holding the power on their behalf. Ultimate power belongs to the people!

Governments have changed many times. Even this one will go one day. But the people will remain. They are the true and undisputed Landlord.

Until Government realizes this treat the people as if they are the Landlords and not the tenants, the bad attitude that pervades the nation right now will continue to prevail, regardless of how many dinners and how many million Leones of the people’s money is spent to brow-beat them into changing an attitude the do not even know they have.

President Ernest Bai Koroma means well. That I know. But he is being misled by people around him that are creating all avenues to enrich themselves in the name of attitudinal change campaign. And the president appears to be handicapped to do anything about it.

They started with keep the city clean once a month campaign. They spent between 70 million Leones a month on it without any positive result. That money has ran out, so they have come with another campaign and we are yet to know how many millions they will spend monthly until that found too run dry and nothing will be shown for it.

I bet I.B Kargbo and his men that their campaign will yield no positive result because they have started it the wrong way, insulting our sensibilities on Television with their sumptuous dinner while we watch them with hungry stomachs, eating and drinking in this time of national and international hardship. Let them first change their attitudes to campaigns and governance, then we will follow suit.


Subject: Re: Who Paid For That Attitudinal Change Dinner?
From: soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:22 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.140

Message:

Bra Enviable, why do show a particular concern on the dinner, instead of theme of symposium?

To some, whatever the APC government does is considered a sham. Well, it is true that we don't have the same vission on matters of national development, but we should sometimes try to be realistic.

All I have to say with regards to the launching of "Attitudinal Change" campaign by the APC government is to be viewed as a successful move towards a national reshape.

To me, this is a kind of "social revolution", President Dr. EBK has come up with to help change our embedded wicked ways of life. It is the real kind of reformation the country needs at this moment.

APC, go ahead, spread the "Attitudinal Change" campaign throughout the country. Do this on the radio and TV. Put your capable men and women to educate the way the country to be taken forward for the benefit of all.
LONG LIVE DR. E. B. KOROMA, LONG LIVE A. P. C. AND LONG LIVE SIERRA LEONE


Subject: Re: Who Paid For That Attitudinal Change Dinner?
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 13:08:33 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Well-written and carefully thought-out piece. Well done!


Subject: US Ambassador urges Sierra Leoneans to be united
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:06 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
The United States ambassador to Sierra Leone, June Carter Perry, has urged Sierra Leoneans to be one people and nation so as to compete in global development.
She made this statement while delivering her keynote address on a programme launch: Ensuring Greater Inclusion of Women in the political process with the slogan Ep Bil Salone Wit Uman Dem! at the American embassy at Hill Station in Freetown.
The ambassador added that, “the programme will help Sierra Leone development system”, noting that the representation of women remained disapprobation compared to the percentage of women in the country.
She disclosed that Sierra Leone ranked 87 in terms of women’s representation in legislative bodies in the world.
June Perry maintained that when women took part in the decision making process, “more girls will be educated… there will be more infrastructures and more people will have access to safe drinking water”.
“It is high time people of Sierra Leone gave chance to women to address these issues,” said the ambassador.
The US ambassador stressed that if women were not pressed forward “our voices will not be heard,” and she encouraged men to advocate for women’s participation.
In her statement the country director of National Democratic Institute (NDI) for international Affairs, Honorine Muyoyeta, said empowering women in local politics would serve as a spring board to the national elections.
She added that with the support they received from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and IFES they had developed a multi-faceted programme to enhance the ability of women to compete in the upcoming local elections to strengthen the capacity of women councilors to represent their constituents, and to develop recommendations for election law reform in the post-election period. The country director disclosed that, “today’s teams of trainers will leave the city for the provinces to train 245 women aspirants in the country”. Honorine Muyoyeta stated that half a day would be a town hall meeting where in people would come and see their female aspirants.
IFES’ country director, Magnus Ohman, said the launch of the programme was to increase women’s participation in politics. He added that the 2007 elections were a step forward for the development of Sierra Leone.
The country director highlighted the work his organisation did during the last elections and what they were currently doing for the upcoming local council elections. The programme was launched by the Democracy and Governance specialist for USAID, Abdulia K Jalloh, who raised salient issues on investing in women. Meanwhile only 18% of women from political parties and Independent aspirants are contesting for the local council elections.


Print


Subject: Re: US Ambassador urges Sierra Leoneans to be united
From: Enough, Bambay
To: All
Date Posted: 10:40:18 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Bambay, we hear you loud and clear. Can you take a rest from dumping more and more junk on the forum?


Subject: Where is my money?
From: Layilah
To: All
Date Posted: 10:26:32 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nc-67-232-3-64.dhcp.embarqhsd.net at 67.232.3.64

Message:
Allieu, where is my money? Kadi Kamara would like to know.


Subject: Re: Where is my money?
From: Hahaha
To: All
Date Posted: 19:29:36 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-147-233-42.range86-147.btcentralplus.com at 86.147.233.42

Message:
Did you mean Abdul Alieu Iscandri?? and ofcourse Esquire!!


Subject: Re: Where is my money?
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:10 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 149.254.192.192

Message:
You cannot ask anyone to pay you on this forum. My suggestion is to
approach the appropriate authorities. Any continuation of the such on a
forum tantamount to harassment. Take you lawyer to the appropriate
authority before you spend your rights.


Subject: temne betteh pas fullah
From: o lagba
To: All
Date Posted: 10:24:52 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-71-59-32-161.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.59.32.161

Message:
The Temnes are much better than the Fullahs in any way you compare the two. First and foremost, the Fullahs do not have a place that they can call home, the Temnes does. The fullahs are scattered everywhere in West Africa. They are uneducated, uncivilized, racist, and are full of tribalism especially when it comes to the Temnes. The fullahs are a dirty beasts who should be outcast for good in society.


Subject: Re: temne betteh pas fullah
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:48 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: Futatoro@gmail.com
Entered From: hotspot.silverspringwifi.com at 209.190.248.102

Message:
You are not a very nice person. Your expression of prejudice is offensive to me and other decent Africans.
Let us focus on collaboration so that we call all benefit. We have a lot of construction to do. Let us focus on that.
Yaya Fanusie



Subject: Temne betteh pas fullah
From: gbanabom
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:35 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: gbanabom23@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-71-59-32-161.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.59.32.161

Message:
Temnes are much better than the fullahs in any way you compare the two. Fullahs do not have a place that they call home. They are scattered everywhere in west Africa and they are a very dirty, uneducated, uncivilized, and racist towards other tribes in Sierraleone, specifically the Temnes. The reason why the Fullahs are afraid of the Temnes is the sole reason that the Temnes do not take mess from anyone no matter who you are and are very strict in what ever they do, and the fullahs should be outcasts of soceity. They are beasts who deserves to be in the bush!!


Subject: For Sheku Kallon: How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 09:36:45 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Sometime last night, I paid an online visit to the "New People", and the sight of a radically different newspaper gladdened my heart. In Sierra Leone's new climate of relative openness, we need news organs with maverick views to counter the government's rehearsed version of the truth. The "New People" newspaper, like the Awareness Times, should be seen as proof of Sierra Leone's gradual move toward a media-vibrant society in which nonconformists can open shop without coming under the government's thumb. After all, democracy flowers best when "odious" opinions clash with official versions of truth. Unlike dictatorships, the disputatious nature of democracy--indeed democracy's ability to sustain irreconcilable views within a single political structure--is what stimulates newer thinking. The "New People" can surely contribute to the young face of our liberal system by discharging its partisan volleys against the APC.
The newspaper needs one or two forms of improvement to make it even more essential. Its editorial board needs creative ways to ANALYZE, rather than REPORT, about the Koroma government. Opposition newspapers effectively chime with public opinion when they ANALAYZE society. REPORTING the news should be largely left with stringers and news gatherers. The risk with news-reporting is that one or two unfounded stories can dig a deep credibility gap in your newspaper, thus robbing you of the sententious ability to criticize the government from a vantage point.

When you ANALYZE, you are essentially using the government's missteps to throw dirt at its policy makers while contrasting them with effective politicians. When you REPORT the news, you take needless risks because defogging a foggy story can lead to the making of annoying inaccuracies. Rather than REPORT Sam Sumana's {alleged} house-buying trip to the USA, for example, ANALYZE the essence of his visit and portray him as a clueless Vice-President wasting public funds on trips that means nothing to poor Sierra Leone. If you must REPORT the news, you have to be cocksure that your sources can lend themselves to scrutiny. Last but not least, writers of opposition sources who ANALYZE government must be academic and witty pen-pushers, capable of disrobing the government of the layers of misinformation used to deceive the people. As Ernest Koroma's Northernization trudges with unsure steps, tons of issues await to be ANALYZED by those who can see beyond the obvious. I know brother Sheku Kallon and his editorial board have the analytical skills to pierce through Ernest Koroma's outer cover of misinformation.

PS. This Kissi Man will be away for a month or so, decompressing in East Africa. I may post from Nairobi or Addis Ababa, if ar get chance for do dat!


Subject: Re: For Sheku Kallon: How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 07:02:43 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-105-124-181.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 76.105.124.181

Message:
Thanks for the compliments and advice. We are looking for folks to do analysis of nnews events and issues affecting Sierra Leone and Africa. Would you send me a private email to kallon@comcast.net so we can see if you can do some of these analyses for us.

Sheku


Subject: You are one smart fella Bra E - Safe journey
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:04:03 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Make sure you keep posted sir and have a safe flight.

p/s
Some bits of Nairobi are pretty concentrated with "den APC type yutman"... if you know what I mean. Take it easy bro and stay blessed.


Subject: Re: For Sheku Kallon: How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Osman Ben Kabia
To: All
Date Posted: 10:52:23 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
"When you REPORT the news, you take needless risks because defogging a foggy story can lead to the making of annoying inaccuracies." Bra E
_______________________________________________________
This is Bra E at his best. Hope Sheku Kallon is listening.


Subject: Re: For Sheku Kallon : How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Tejan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 15:47:49 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-101-125.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.101.125

Message:
Only somebody with a depraved and defiled mind would praise the NEW PEOPLE. When I read Bra Enviable's unenviable and disgraceful endorsement of the New People,I felt sorry for our country. The New People is a one-man newspaper edited by the worst tribalist and vindictive human being in the history of our country, Sheku Kallon . The so-called newspaper is full of lies and twisted facts about people and events in Sierra Leone. But isn't that what our national psche has become ? Depravity, defiled and twisted lives. We have lost our sense of decency, fairness and conscience. We applaud the deprave and loath the decent. If that is the way to run an opposition newspaper, it shows why Sierra Leone is the most backward country in the world. Shame on Bra Enviable. I used to think much of him. After today, I have no respect for him again.


Subject: Re: For Sheku Kallon : How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Nar u sabi
To: All
Date Posted: 07:28:44 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-157-135-170.range81-157.btcentralplus.com at 81.157.135.170

Message:
Nar U Sabi Bra


Subject: Re: For Sheku Kallon : How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 06:57:38 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
Mr Kamara, the reason for our present situation is as a result of the selfishness and dishonesty of Sierra Leone's pseudo academics. We ended up to be the most wretched country in the face of the earth, because some of these pseudo academics when they came from their hamlets and poor surroundings hurriedly crammed big time to acquire University education without learning the art of civilisation.
Sadly, these memorised educators think that big english and an entrance to a University is the hallmark of life. One thing they do not learn is how to live among others and what it means to be sanitised to have good attitude. Throw this univeristy degrees and see where these pseudo acedemics will be.
There is a need to reform the mind set of these unfortunate educated Sierra Leoneans to learn new tricks about life.


Subject: Why are you talking about EBK & Alpha Kanu like that?
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 12:49:05 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.20

Message:
I hope you are not inferring that EBK & Alpha Kanu are pseudo academics.

On second thought you may not be wrong at all, for these 2 fellas memorize a lot and do like using the odd big words like "attitudinal transmutation" (without knowing the meaning at all).

Salone boy yu nar man ooh.


Subject: Re: Why are you talking about EBK & Alpha Kanu like that?
From: It Is Alieu Iscandari
To: All
Date Posted: 13:43:38 05/09/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Alieu Iscandari is Saloneboy. He hates Mendes and other people in general. Some one once said Alieu is jealous of other people. Look at the low down trash he wrote above under the name Saloneboy and you will believe that he is a little man at heart. All Bra E said to Sheku Kallon was that Sheku should have valid news before he talks about people. Did Alieu and Co. misunderstand that? Or did they simply let jealousy get the best of them? I thought Bra E was advising Sheku Kallon to desist from making fake allegations. What was wrong with that?
Alieu Iscandari has issues but he does not have the guts to admit he feels small around upcountry people. His hints against Bra E tells you the man is too small as a man.


Subject: Re: For Sheku Kallon : How To Keep An Opposition Newspaper
From: Governor Clarkson
To: All
Date Posted: 19:19:17 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
God go pay den all.


Subject: What signs are there that there is hope? Seriousness.
From: Bambyay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:13:59 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
What signs do you have that there is hope your life-long dreams will be met?
Can you achieve them by manipulating others, by being rude and arrogant and abussive?
I have my future, you have yours, others have reached theirs. Why am I in another persons is a good question to ask oneself? How can help me reach mine is very important to ask.
This test will help you understand what is wrong. Be honest to yourself.
We all have different ways to reach our goals. Do you see yourself reaching you life-long dreams?
I cannot write more as I am in class presently.


Subject: Re: What signs are there that there is hope? Seriousness.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:31 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Ignorance of the Law is no excuse. Therefore, stay within your scope. If you are assigned to ick pumpkins, do not assume to be an Agriculturist. If you are a Bookeeper do not assume a Lawyers position. In every organisation, any country there are laws, constitution. It is irresponsible to go against anything that is stipulated in the constitution.
Lets say a law about the handicap, mentally disturbed: saying, oops; I thought somebody wanted me to do or violate suh persons, is against the Law and irresponsible.
Mind your business and ask why, what, how, when where? and mind your business.
The First Ammendment Rights, the 14th. Ammend Rights. Becareful.
Stil in class.
This is Siera Leone issue discussed on the Internet. FBI.


Subject: Positive Signs From New Government
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 07:39:40 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 82.99.215.4

Message:

Well, I sometimes make it my business to check out on national issues of concern whenever I can. In my remote land, cut off from the destination of most of the other folks in the forum, I have developed this attitude of having ears to the ground.

Just this morning, deep in my sleep, I was rudely awakened only to be informed that the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Raymond Kabia and the Paramount Chief of Lunsar, Koblo Queen, will be paying a visit to my country of residence. I thought it was a joke, but when the friend insisted, I had to shake off my sleep, shoot to the airport.

Then I met them both, shaking hands with the Ambassador. Surprise! Surprise! My first time to see the two in person! The Paramount Chief is with a permanent smiling face. The Minister is with this semi-impressive American accent. .... more like a Liberian descendant! But who gives a damn! I just love the guys! I mean, there I was, shaking hands with the two brothers ..... enveloped in a brotherly embrace of citizenry! The excitement was overwhelming! But that's just the beginning.

Before I know it, my dream of becoming a journalist instantly came true!

"What's the motive behind the visit? I hope it's not tourism, because there's nothing much to see here!"

Answer: "We came to inspect the Agricultural potentials of our new partners in ....... Province."

"And who are your new partners?"

Answer: "The ........ Consortium!"

"Oh my God! They are the biggest in the Province! My good friend, the Gambian Ambassador is even planning to link up with them. So you must be a step ahead in your exploration capabilities."

Answer: "The new government is out to make a difference. The Paramount Chief has already offered 10,000 Hectres of land to the consortium and agricultural work is already underway in earnest. Official documents to the effect have already been signed. The visit is just to explore other possible areas like animal husbandry, fisheries, industrial project etc"
..............

I was going to press on with more questions but then came the news ...... the Minister's luggage has not been found. Unfortunately for him, he had no hand luggage.


As plans were being made to temporarily supplement some clothes and other accessories for him, I had to ask for permission to leave. After the farewell courtesies, I was bouncing down the airport lobby, reflecting on the impact of my 'knock-out punch' perfume on the two Big Men, when I heard one of them ask the Ambassador: "Who was that gentlemen?" I couldn't believe my ears! "Gentleman?" I asked myself, "Savice-man lek me?" But then, I had to convince myself that I could sometimes look like a gentleman when I'm well dressed and properly tuned in. Perhaps, the best judge would be my wife. When I get home in the evening, I'm going to ask her, "Am I a gentlemen?"

It was at that moment that a strange thought hit me. I've got to see The Paramount Chief and the Minister again, to bid farewell, when they would have accomplished their official assignment. Considering my tight work schedule, I would have to dash to the airport again. Nest time though, I plan to make a toughing farewell. Tossing the thoughts in my mind, I headed for the perfume shop!



Subject: Re: Positive Signs From New Government
From: Anthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 14:16:00 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.80

Message:
Brother Mensa, is it true that you have indeed received those dignitaries in your remote part of the world? How lucky you have been. You would have been luckier if you had met with Dr. EBK at the airport.My prayer for a positive outcome of their visit.

It is shocking to learn that in my end of the planet, news has been coming on numerous intended visits by first, the Minister of Interior and later on substituted by the Foreign Minister but no glimpse of any yet. When I questioned myself on why the visit has not materialized, I realized that there are a hell of protocol transactions to go through before a visit is granted. I also noticed that in my country of residence, a minister can pay calls to his counterpart and nothing more. That is to say, a head of state can meet his colleague or other ministers and not the noposite. A state dignitary can only visit the head of state after the two leaders have solidify bilateral relationship.

I believe your country is more democratic than mine- eh? Good luck brother.


Subject: Re: Positive Signs From New Government
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:16:45 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Nice wan Mensa..
More wind in thier sails..

Our people need all the effort..


Subject: Is Morocco guilty?
From: Source- BBC
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:34 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 213-84-242-179.adsl.xs4all.nl at 213.84.242.179

Message:
Leaders in Sub Sahara Africa should take the governmnet of Morocco to task if this story below is true.
I am convinced that the Morocaans are capable of doing this wcked act as is evident in their violent nature.
Morocco denies drowning migrants

Thousands of migrants try to enter Europe from Africa every year

Moroccan authorities have denied allegations its soldiers deliberately sank a boat off the port of Al Hoceima carrying African migrants to Spain.

Five survivors quoted in the Spanish paper El Pais said soldiers punctured their inflatable boat and threatened to stab those onboard.

They said at least 29 people drowned, four of them children, on 28 April.

The Moroccans say 10 people were drowned and the soldiers saved some migrants and were thanked afterwards.

The BBC's James Copnall in the capital, Rabat, says the reaction from Morocco is extremely unusual.

The authorities do not generally comment on the frequent drownings of migrants off the Moroccan coast, he says.

Harsh

The incident is said to have taken place off Al Hoceima, a port on Morocco's northern coast.

One of the soldiers jabbed a knife into the rubber and told us, 'Now go to Spain if you want'

Campos

El Pais quoted five survivors, from Nigeria and Mali, who said the soldiers punctured the rubber boat with a knife attached to a pole.

"One of the soldiers jabbed a knife into the rubber and told us, 'Now go to Spain if you want,'" one of survivors, identified as Campos, said.

"We asked them to take us back with them to Morocco because, with the boat in the state it was, it was almost impossible to continue. We begged them to look at our children and babies."

Survivors say a Moroccan officer then punctured the boat again, and it sank almost immediately.

Another Moroccan launch came to help the drowning migrants, according to El Pais.

Our correspondent says it is difficult to establish the truth of the matter.

A human rights activist in the northern town of Oujda, near where many sub-Saharan migrants stay, told the BBC he had heard rumours of an incident like this, but had not been able to confirm the story with the migrants he knew.

One African diplomat based in Morocco told the BBC the Moroccan authorities occasionally treated sub-Saharan migrants harshly, a claim backed up by several Moroccan human rights associations.

Still, an incident of this nature would be extremely unusual, our reporter says.

However, he says, migrants do often drown as they attempt to get to Europe.

According to one Spanish non-governmental organisation, more than 900 migrants died at sea trying to cross to Spain in 2007.



Subject: Just keeping you in mind
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:42 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
Fen Plaba.. my main man..
Just want you to know i miss you around here boss...

Give me a shout out so i know you are around..

Cheers kotor..


Subject: Cocorioco Handle Equation
From: Equation
To: All
Date Posted: 16:28:12 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Borbor Pain = Pedro Da Cintra= Bai Bureh

Hey bra, oostem you dey add odat handle. You na man.


Subject: Re: Cocorioco Handle Equation
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 00:38:44 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-235-167.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.235.167

Message:
Nar U sabi! Go try back but dis wan u don fail bigtime! If nar ip address you day look to you don form major.


Subject: One Drop Is The APC Planning her Demise So Soon?
From: Awoko Tok Tok
To: All
Date Posted: 16:15:57 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
AWOKO TOK TOK


One Drop Is The APC Planning her Demise So Soon?
By Mohamed Sankoh
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Everything seems to be in the flavour and favour of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) at the moment. But one thing that seems to be against her is history.
Most of the antecedents which led to the demise of the now opposition, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), in 1967 seem to be crawling back to infect and affect the APC.


I was not yet born in 1967 when these antecedents infected and affected the SLPP. So I only rely on history and oral tradition. The history books tell me that when its was time to dish out party symbols, three of the most popular candidates of the SLPP were not given the party’s stamp of eligibility which made them to break with the party’s ‘rank’ and went Independents, taking along the party’s ‘file’ with them.


During the general elections of this period under review, these Independents won in their constituencies which followed in their track series of behind-the-scenes monkey-trading that finally led to the first demise of the SLPP.


But history, they say, is an ass (figuratively, so don’t think I have mammy-cussed here), as it always has the malevolent habit of repeating itself. Then came its second demise in 2007 after about 28 years in the political wasteland and eleven years in power. It was time to dish out the party symbol. Again popular candidates were hoaxed, and the rest is now political backwoods for the SLPP for God knows how long this time!


Now the ruling APC has planned or is planning her demise nearly six months after taking over the Seat of State-- in the SLPP style!
Rewind the clock to the activities of the Symbol Award


Committee set up by the APC to award party symbol to aspirants for the July 5th Local Council Elections. There were allegations, counter-allegations and counter-counter allegations of Leones and United States dollars changing hands in the awards of the party symbol. These allegations were further given some weights when the party backtracked and revoked its symbol from aspirants whom she said were later found out to be members of other political parties.
Back to the present.

Twenty-four former APC aspirants who are said to have large followings, and who were denied the party symbol, have gone Independents in the Bombali District, courtesy the “New Vision of Friday April 25, 2008”. This has been the trend in the capital Freetown, and the Standard Times reported in its “Tuesday April 29, 2008” edition that the “symbol crisis hits Tonkolili district” also. Many ‘APCians’ are now breaking from the party’s ‘rank’, taking along a large chunk of the party’s ‘file’ with them to contest the July 5th Local Council Elections.


The catch here is that if her strongholds like Freetown, Bombali and Tonkolili districts are showing cracks in their ‘rank’ due to the perceived “unfair” awards of the party’s symbol, is this not portending a bad omen for the party when her ‘file’ will be filing their discontents in the ballot come July 5th? Was the 2004 Local Council Election not the precursor of the SLPP’s demise in 2007?


The APC may now not see this danger because it is not yet clear and present in the midst of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s high percentage in the polls in terms of fulfilling his electricity campaign pledge. But if these Independents should win in their Wards during the July 5th Local Council Elections, then the APC should start thinking of whether the ‘landlords’ have not changed their minds of giving her an ejection (I won’t write “Injectment Notice” for the educational decency of my little daughter) come 2012.


Here again comes another issue which shows that the “New APC” is planning or has already planned her demise nearly six months after taking over the Seat of State; albeit in this case in an un-SLPP style! One of the issues that repeatedly came up during the last general elections was whether the “New APC” would shy away from violence to settle political differences.

Those of us who were and still are sit-on-the-fencers when it comes to political allegiance believed then that the “New APC” should be given a try because her flagbearer was unblemished politically, and that because that party had been in the political wilds for a decade and half she would have been refined and matured.


But some of us are yet to come to terms with the fact that her supporters would have to resort to violence at Aberdeen, west of the capital, to overturn a decision made by the Symbol Award Committee of the party.


Does that mean APC supporters and party stalwarts would resort to violence if the results of the July 5th Local Council Elections show strong inklings of their party’s slide to her demise? Again, looking at how the party’s symbol was awarded calls for questions on whether the “New APC” has really shredded off her oldness.

Because how can a whole party give out her symbol to a member of the opposition only to do thorough investigations later before withdrawing it? Is this not a classical example of putting the ‘Omolankay’ before the pusher? Or is it not a typical example of the APC “palm-greasing” of yore which the “New APC” says she will have zero tolerance on?

Or is the alleged violence or perceived violence said to have been perpetrated and perpetuated by the “New APC” on SLPP supporters during the last bye-elections a dress rehearsal of what we should expect before, during and after the July 5th Local Council Elections? What would be the roles of the various APC Task Forces? If some of these Task Forces could allegedly put up gangland-Hollywood style performances during the recently conducted bye-elections in constituencies which they were supposed to win and which they won anyway, how would they behave when faced with tight contests?


Another area where the “New APC” seems to be planning her demise so soon is that of disappointing some of her pre-2007 elections sympathisers in the print media. Some of her ardent sympathisers like Olu Gordon of Peep! satirical newsmagazine and Philip Neville of the Standard Times newspaper now seem to be disenchanted with the modus operandi of the “New APC” which is showing many traits of the Old APC, less than a year in power.


Reading accounts of the junta-style behaviour of some APC supporters and party stalwarts in Peep! newsmagazine; and how Philip Neville seems disgusted with that “State House baby” who, in one of his (Mr Neville’s) publications he claimed, bagging government contacts in the same ‘IJism’ pattern of the Tejan Kabbah era and his dismay at the entrapment of President Koroma in “Bombali, Tonkolili and Port Loko”, are pointers that some members of the printed word are not seeing what they think should have happened when they decided to give the “New APC” a try in 2007.

Even David Tam-Baryor of the Citizen Radio, looking at the way things are now going, is frightful of whether President Koroma is not trapped and entangled the same way former President Joseph Saidu Momoh was (as he wrote some time ago).


As I noted elsewhere in this piece, I was not yet born in 1967 and even in 1977 (another landmark historic event in the history of Sierra Leone) I was still a toddler, but I examined historical papers and read how Ibrahim Bash-Taqi, Dr Sirleaf Esmon, Sam Metzger et al used the printed word as an antecedent to wrong-foot the SLPP from the Seat of State.


In the pre-2007 presidential and parliamentary elections, I can still remember the indefatigable steam of print journalists like Olu Gordon, Philip Neville, Paul Kamara, and the rancorous undertones of David Tam-Baryor on his “Dialogue” programme on Citizen Radio. Now these journalists, from their recent writings and private off-the-cuff comments, seem to be putting their original enthusiasms for the “New APC” in check.


The final area where the APC seems to be planning her demise or has already planned so soon is that of losing the propaganda war to the SLPP. While in opposition, APC stalwarts like her Secretary General Victor Foh and Presidential Spokesman Alpha Kanu were setting the media agenda for either debate or the pace of the campaign in 2007.

They were a sort of “gatekeepers”, in Mass Communicationsspeak, of what should go in the newspapers or on radio.


Now in government, both Messrs Foh and Kanu seem to always run out of ideas whenever closets from their past are either opened or threatened to be opened, while the once vociferous President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, now as Minister of Information, is more on the defensive than steering an information policy that will clarify salvos from the opposition.


What I have noticed about the current “New APC” propaganda machine is that it is too loud but unclear! I am still trying to decipher the rationale for a government to have an Information Minister, a Presidential Spokesman and Presidential Press Secretary at the same time. This is one of the reasons why the “New APC”’s propaganda machine seems to be all noise but with no clear message.


What one senses during the Information Minister‘s Thursday press briefings, the Presidential Press Secretary’s “Update On Presidential Activities” and the once-in-a-while public speeches of the Presidential Spokesman is that of a ‘Cold War’ amongst the three with each trying in a subtle way to outsmart the other.


This is again a sort of replay of history, and how the “New APC” is following the antecedents of the SLPP’s second demise. It seems that the “New APC” is now doing things by the style book of the Tejan Kabbah SLPP. During this time, the SLPP’s propaganda machine was too loud but unclear with its Publicity Secretary Victor Reider saying something different from what the Information Minister Professor Septimus Kaikai was saying which was very different from what the Presidential Spokesman Kanji Daramy was saying.


What the “New APC” needs to know is that propaganda, in its basic or simplest form, is the synchronisation of a message or group of messages from a single source which is responsible for agenda setting and moulding of public opinion. There is no way the Nazis would have succeeded if their propaganda machine was not revolved around Dr Josef Goebbels or Tony Blair’s New Labour around Alistair Campbell’s spin.

Or President George Bush on Tony Snow’s White House press briefings or even President Robert Mugabe’s Jonathan Moyo before the latter became independent.


What we are now having from the ruling party’s propaganda machine is a cacophonous concerto from the APC Radio, We Yone newspaper, the Information Minister, the Presidential Spokesman and the Presidential Press Secretary. Each with its or his own agenda.

But as my journalistic mentor, Sheka Tarawalie (Shekito) who happens to be the current and first Presidential Press Secretary, used to write in the Torchlight newspaper under his Blank Tank column: “Let’s pray for Sierra Leone!”


For Comments:076-611-986/033-593-014 or medsanks2008@yahoo.co.uk

By Mohamed Sankoh

Print


Subject: Cabinet Secretary in Land Battle
From: Sierra Express
To: All
Date Posted: 15:52:52 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Sierra Express

Cabinet Secretary in Land Battle

2 May, 2008

Alhassan Deen Kamara, Freetown

Cabinet Secretary in Land Battle

The New England Development Organization are now engaged in an open fight with the Secretary to the Cabinet who is now making preparations to put up a building on a land called Madiana, which the community had reserved for fetching safe drinking water.

The President of the New England Development Organization, Mr. Mathew Bangali, told Sierra Express that for over fifteen years they have preserved that piece of land which has a stream that provides them with pure and safe drinking water in the area. He stated that they were very shocked when the Cabinet Secretary, Mr. George Pessima, claimed the land.

He disclosed that they have already reported the matter to the Ministry of Lands and Housing for their intervention into the matter.

Sources say the Director of Lands, Mr Jones, and the Director of Housing Mr. Jarret, have asked the workers to suspend their work while they look into the matter.

The Chief Organizer of the Origination, Dauda Soka Kargbo maintained that they will continue to protect their source of safe and clean drinking water in their community.

He said with support from the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA), a dam costing Le 83.7 million Leone's was constructed for them at the foot of the hill.

"So Mr. Pessima now wants to destroy this dam which gives us water and build a house there for his own self pleasure because he has power. That will be very unfair and we call on President Koroma to kindly intervene on our behalf and stop this man from building on this land," he concluded.



Subject: Youths Angry With APC
From: Youyh Man
To: All
Date Posted: 15:47:01 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Youths Angry With APC
Written by The Exclusive News Paper
Wednesday, 07 May 2008


If the All Peoples Congress (APC) is in power today, it goes without saying that the youths of this country contributed to that success. It was the youths that stood their ground, clamored for power to change hands with the expectation that the APC would be a better alternative to the former Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) which the youths bemoaned for many, many things they did out of the way, while in governance.Today, the same youth who shouted 'Hozanah' for the APC have expressed regret and disappointment in the New Order. Reports reaching The Exclusive indicate that youths in the Western Area and the provinces have resolved to vote against the ruling APC or boycott the Local Council elections come July 5.


The reason for such a resolve was attributed to an alleged refusal of the Party's Award Committee, headed by the Party's National Secretary General, Victor Bockarie Foh, to award symbols to deserving candidates.


It could be recalled that the awarding of APC symbols to candidates ignited acrimony and animosity within the rank and file of the party and among youth supporters who are of the view that the symbols went to the wrong hands.


In Kenema, supporters forcefully closed the APC office, demanding that until the right candidate is awarded party symbol for the Mayorship of the Kenema City Council, the office will remain closed.


In Makeni, disabled groups, mostly youths, staged a protest match against the Executive of the APC for awarding symbol to a candidate who they said was not their choice. According to the youths, the candidate that won the symbol had disassociated himself with them long before the elections, and they therefore see no reason why he should be awarded a symbol.

In Port Loko and Kambia districts, similar uprising took place to the point that Members of Parliament from those two districts intervened to avert what would have become a disaster for the APC. Abu Bakarr Kamara of the Youth League in Port Loko described the whole symbol award arrangement as a big a mess which he said the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma should intervene if the party is to make any headway in the upcoming Local Council election.


Perhaps what has provoked more trouble for the APC is the fact that the names of awarded candidates were, to the amazement of many, changed at the very last minute of the Nomination at the National Electoral Commission (NEC). This last minute change of names, according to the youths, will defiantly have a negative impact on the success of the party in the Local Council elections as many supporters have become disgruntled and have decided to call it quit.


Speaking to The Exclusive, one strong youth APC supporter in Makeni Mikailu Kamara said: "we are going to teach APC a lesson that the will never forget. Maybe they have forgotten that we voted for them so that they can in turn seek our interest but we have come to realization that they were just fooling us when they wanted power. " According to him, candidates whose symbols were withdrawn have a large following who he said have all decided to throw their weight behind their individual candidates as they go independent.

It could be recalled that the downfall of the SLPP started when key positions in the party were given to individuals that were considered by true party members as strangers while those who had sacrificed for the party were left in the cold. A similar situation now obtains in the APC.


Subject: Man Den Nor Gladi Oh:Situation of Youths Worsens
From: Youth Man
To: All
Date Posted: 15:45:34 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Sierra Leone: Situation of Youths Worsens



Email This Page

Print This Page

Comment on this article




Concord Times (Freetown)

7 May 2008
Posted to the web 7 May 2008

Mariama Kandeh
Freetown

President of the National Youths' Coalition (NYC) Tuesday told Concord Times that the current status of youths in Sierra Leone has worsened since the inauguration of the All Peoples Congress government.

Al Sankoh Conteh said so many projects that were in the best interest of young people have been stopped including the public works project.


"The youths' ministry is even not functional and there are no activities for youths in the ministry," he alleged.

He said the consultative conference that was supposed to be held this month has been postponed till further notice again due to lack of funding. He said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was to fund the consultative conference.

With regards government's efforts to change the plight of youths, Sankoh said the NYC is an advocacy group that believes in the democratic tenet and thus cannot use force in getting the government work in the interest of young people. "We just have to keep lobbying with the appropriate authorities," he said.

He pointed out that the country was poor and observed that the government lacks money to address youths' problems.

Sankoh expressed bitterness over the UNDP's awarding a US$ 1 million to the World Food Programme on a food for work programme in Sierra Leone. He said the UNDP has by-passed the committee set up including the Youths' ministry and Irish aid to look into projects meant for youths empowerment.

"The committee has Bockarie Ensah as a youth representative and I see no reason why the youths were not consulted," he said while he stressed that youths should be given the opportunity to contribute to issues affecting their livelihood.

Mohamed Sesay head of Garrison Streets Youths said indeed the situation of youths has not improved for the better since the APC came into power.

"Instead things are only going worse. The unemployment rate, commodities prices and so on," he said.

He said he really don't know why governments have been abandoning the plights of youths who brought them to power.




Meanwhile, deputy minister of youths and sports Dr Algassimu Jah said the All Peoples Congress government has realized that youths should no longer be marginalized.

"If our country is to develop, youths should not be ignored," he said adding that the unemployment rate in the country was appalling.

Dr Jah had called on GTZ, which has been funding the youths' employment promotion project, to look at the possibility of funding other areas such as capacity building in terms of training, equipment and transportation to enhance the work.


Subject: 24 Hr Electricity in Freetown
From: NPA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:16:45 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: nat1-whar.wcjc.cc.tx.us at 207.80.112.1

Message:
Here is the official Black Out announcement from the NPA.
This was published yesterday in all major newspapers.
______________________________________

National Power Authority (NPA)
Western Area Load-sharing Switching Programme For CATS Machines in Operation (15MW)
PUBLIC NOTICE

The National Power Authority (NPA) is pleased to inform the General Public and especially consumers of electricity, that considering the present status of its available generating capacity and the inequitable distribution of electricity supply to the city in the recent past, the General Manager Dr. Zubairu Kaloko together with his Management Team has thought it prudent to re-introduce the LOAD SHARING PROGRAMME effective Monday 5th May 2008 wherein consumers will be informed and assured of an even and equitable supply of electricity at specific areas at a given time.

This is also to ensure a fair and unbiased rotational switching, which will be done sequentially depending on generation output unless otherwise there is fault or machine unavailability.

Here now is a summary of the Programme Forecast. A comprehensive daily forecast will be broadcast on radio on a daily basis.

Summary of Programme


1. Essential Service 24 hours -5MW 27 Major Customers such as Hospitals, Government Institutions etc.

2. Hotels :3MW 24 hours Revenue to sustain the operation of the Authority 3. Banks: 3.5MW 12 hours day time from Monday to Friday 4. MDIs: 4MW 12 hours -7am-7pm (14 customers) 5. Commercial Districts: 5 MW -12 hours daytime 16 customers -7 am -7pm daily 6. Security Areas :1MW 12 hours Night time 6pm- 6am daily (3 customers)


Zone 1: 10MW –WEST Hill Station, Wilberforce, Spur Road, Lumley to Wilkinson Road.


Zone 2: 10 MW –PART EAST, CENTRAL

Part Krootown Rd, Sanders Street, Siaka Stevens Street, Soldier Street, Circular Road, Mountain Cut, Eastern Police, Part Kissy Road, Fourah Bay Road and Cline Town.


Zone 3: 10MW-Part West & Central

Congo Cross. Tengbeh Town, Brookfields, Kingharman Road, New England , Pademba Road, Campbell Street, St. John, Syke Street and Kingtom

ESSENTIAL SERVICES -24 HOURS

Femi Turner Drive-HE President’s Residence
Cole Farm-VP Residence
Hill Station Lodge
Jamil Flat(strip)
Marjay Town
7th Batallion
Juba Hill (Former President)
Guma Pumping Station-Spur Road
Connaught Hospital
P.C.M.H ( Strip)
Kingtom Workshop & Training Centre
PWD, Pademba Road ( Central Prisons)
S.L.B.S ( Radio& TV)
State House
15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27


Parliament Building

Electricity House ( Strip)

Ministry of Defence ( Towner Hill)

Ministerial Building ( Min. of Finance Strip)

Lotto Building ( NCP)

Ammunition Dump, Towner Hill

Military HQ.Cockerill

Police Headquarters

Government Printing

Youyi Building

Guma Building

Bank of Sierra Leone

Foreign Affairs


HOTELS: 3MW 24 Hours
1

2

3

4

5

6
Binturmani

Kimbima

Mammy Yoko

Cape Sierra

Solar

Casino
7

8

9

10

11
Hotel Bamoi

Cape Light House

Lagoonda

Hotels at Signal Hill

Family Kingdom


BANKS: 3 MW 12 Hours: 7 AM -7PM (Monday –Friday)

1

2

3

4

5

6
SL Commercial Bank HQ

Rokel Commercial Bank HQ

First International Bank HQ

Union Trust Bank

SL Commercial Bank ( Congo Corss) Rokel Commercial Bank-PZ


7

8

9

10

11
Rokel Commercial Bank ( Clock Tower)

SL Commercial Bank ( Liverpool Street)

Guaranty Trust Bank

Eco Bank

Standard Chartered Bank


MAJOR MDIs : 4MW 12 HRS. 7AM -7 PM EVERYDAY

1

2

3

4

5

6

7
Brewery

New Soap

Natco

Foamex/Fomaco

Marika Enterprises SLPMB

Milla Group

Shankerdas ( faulty transformer)
8

9

10

11

12

13

14
Tajco

National Workshop ( Guoji)

Slipway

Freetown Cold Storage

Safarie

SLRA Kissy

Sierra Leone Ports Authority


COMMERCIAL BUSINESS DISTRICT 5 MW -12 HOURS (DAY TIME):

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8
Electricity House

Connaught Hospital

Government Wharf

Falconbridge Local

East Street Package

UAC

Catholic Mission (faulty transformer )

Supermarket along Wilkinson Road
9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16
Eastern Police

UMC & NIC

Daily Mail

Rawdon Street

Joaque Bridge

Priscilla Street

Morgan Street

PWD Pademba Road


SECURITY AREAS 1MW, 12 HRS -6.00PM -6.00AM DAILY

1

2
Murray Town Barracks
Wilberforce Barracks
3
Juba Barracks

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


NIGHT DOMESTIC CUSTOMERS

TRANSFORMER STATIONS

1 DAY SUPPLY AND 2 DAYS OUT FOR

EVERY 3 DAYS ROTATIONAL OPERATION

ZONE 1: 10MW, WEST 7PM -7AM IMATT, Hill Station Collegiate

E.U Bata Plastic
Guma P/S –Hill Station W.T
OAU Jamil Flat (Strip)
Nigeria High Commission Spur Military
Bai Bureh (Old School) Spur Road
Choithram Hospital Lumley Local
Hill Station Lumley Health Centre
Milhem Flat Sawi Drive
Wilberforce No 1 Juba Local
Wilberforce No.2 Sterling Product
Spur Loop Cockerill
P&T Substation Lower Pipe Line
Signal Hill Indian Temple

ZONE 2: 10 MW, EAST, CENTRAL 7PM -7AM

Priscilla Street Guma Building
Joaque Bridge Rawdon Street
Kissy House Daily Mail
Nursing Training School Guma P/S Tower Hill
UMC Ordinance Yard
Electricity House Regent Road
Cotton Tree Eastern Police
Soldier Street Mountain Cut
NIC PCMH
Government Wharf Savage Square
Ministerial College Road
UAC Water Quay
Falconbridge National Workshop
East Street Package Flour Mill Factory
SLET Flour Mill
Catholic Mission Leone Building

ZONE 3- 10 MW CENTRAL/WEST 7PM -7AM

Technical Riverside Drive
Congo Cross Hill Cot
Grammar School Brookfield Hotel
Alpha Fishing New England
Okeky Fishing Co. George Brook
Aberdeen Village 1&2 PWD Pademba Road
Tengbeh Town Morgan Street
HBC Hennessy Street
Brookfield Local Mandallay Local
Chinese Compound


Subject: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: gbanabom
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:35 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: gbanabom23@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-71-59-32-161.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 71.59.32.161

Message:
Why are the Fullahs in Sierraleone refusing their daughters to marry another tribe other than theirs? to me is pure tribalism and the fullahs need to change their attitude when it comes to that. We presently live in the 21st century and are still using that stupid traditon of theirs. Fullahs should always remenber that the Temnes are the ones who accomodated them in Sierraleone during colonial days.


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 02:59:12 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Man you are wrong.I am 100% temne but my maternal grand mom was 100% foulah who married my grand dad who was 100% temne.To follow my grand dad's footsteps I have also married a 100% fulah.My wife speaks temne excellently after being taught by me and our kids speak both languages inasmuch that we live in Europe.And boy,my wife has mastered all the dishes of temne line and for now I hardly miss home! She even does the cooking whenever we go for holiday and is always challenging my sisters in the kitchen! My mom is so happy that she thinks I have brought my grand mom back to the familyfold and that we have started another temne-fulla cycle in the family.

As for my in-laws, it is all massive respect and love.I am just like a son to my mother-in-law.She wants to do for me everything that a mother can do for a dear son but most times I decline the offers.

My friend Gbanabom if you want to marry a real fula you have to change that PORO NAME and be a true muslim. Seek my help if you have done what I told you.


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: FULLAH MUSU
To: All
Date Posted: 01:16:42 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
You wan married fullah go Conakry den dae dae two for peni, den dae rarray na tawyah, en ville en den tourist hotel den wae wateman den dae wop, you go ab tae you botu tayah. but member fullah muse dae begin raray after eeh don mariied.


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Musu
To: All
Date Posted: 02:23:17 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
you done use for put you Botu osai you commot way you been dae na mattress. Nar im make you dae advise you compin for go falla raray girl. to you that nar part of you life. In fact, that nar you life.becus nar pan raray dem born you. urna nar the most raray, thief, crut, en alaki people them. now you wan tork bout other people dem.Leh we tork...


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Temne en fula Musu compared
To: All
Date Posted: 02:07:22 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
E go worth it for go that far than for deal with den smell en dirty borlor borlor tin dem way de nar makeni en done cam dea na den wharf nar ton. Na so den born you nar mattrass. you feel say ar nor know say you nar matrtrass pikin, way nor sabi en papa. technically you no to temne, because nar you mama na temne. Da man way you call papa nar you mama in Pinp. Na him been dae Kaa Dee you mama in Bo...


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Almamy Seray-Wurie Si
To: All
Date Posted: 17:01:36 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: almamysi@hotmail.com
Entered From: static-71-249-186-75.nycmny.east.verizon.net at 71.249.186.75

Message:
*Religious reasons 50%
*Background Check 30%
*Promotion of Endogamy 10%
*Tribal Pride 5%
*Superstitious beliefs 5%


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Change of attitude
To: All
Date Posted: 16:04:31 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
You claim to be Temne, which I doubt, but assuming you a one. It would have been positive for you to address Temne issues (there are many). If you have problems with any individual don’t offend a whole ethnic group by stereotyping them. That in itself is uncivilized. When are you going to know how to behave in public? We have a long way to go; that is very sad.


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Go tell you Chief
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:15 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
Nor cam waste we time nar ya so with you personal problem. Go lay complain to you Chief. Me nor go gee me pikin to thing lek you. Langba sh...


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: Kortor seckeh
To: All
Date Posted: 15:46:15 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
If you hart you, go married you yone sister. You want tell me say na gongoli them normor urna get. nor tell we ur dat we for lek for we pikin. nonesense cabai


Subject: Re: Fullahs in SierraLeone
From: No to you business
To: All
Date Posted: 15:39:37 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
Na way you get swear! En because you worwor lek Orshorbor nar Mabella Soup-pot. Please talk about you ethnic group, the fullah don't need your advise or scrutiny. Or ras ka mu.


Subject: Perhaps they are afraid of violence
From: Korto Joni
To: All
Date Posted: 14:26:30 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.20

Message:
Maybe the Fuulahs are scared of vile behavior.


Subject: Re: Perhaps they are afraid of violence
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 20:17:32 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-457951c4.dyn.optonline.net at 69.121.81.196

Message:
I am an exception to that sectarian rule then. I a temne man who is married to a beautiful and intelligent woman, whose father was a mende; and mother a foulah.......chocolate colour bobs. Dee cigarette cup nor fail at all.


Subject: Time For Atonement - Biriwa and similar quagmires
From: Alie Formeh Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:28:59 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.22.236.230

Message:

TIME FOR ATONEMENT ON THE BIRIWA CHIEFTAINCY AND SIMILAR QUAGMIRES

Written by Alie Formeh Kamara

Nearly nine months have past since the infamous SLPP government of Pa Kabba was relieved of the seat of power but some of the capricious acts committed under that regime remain cancerous in the society and threatens peace and stability as well as the thriving democratic system. The new APC government of his Excellency Ernest Koroma, inherited a society marred with a lot of negative baggage. But as he promised, His Excellency Ernest Koroma, has long begun work on a number of vital national economic and political issues and it is scoring pretty high marks in areas of corruption, national welfare as it relates to the provision of electricity, and in restoring stakeholder confidence in Sierra Leone once again. But to maintain the current level of rating, as the government forges ahead, more may need to be done particularly in confronting social and cultural issues connected with the people’s confidence in government or Sierra Leone may produce a new breed of individuals disgusted with politics.

One cause for the peoples fall out with government stemmed from the long tradition of political meddling with the revered position of chieftaincy. Many well deserving claimants to the sacred cultural position of chieftaincy in many localities were sidelined and remain sidelined even today. Succeeding governments have capriciously manipulated the chieftaincy for their selfish ends. They have influenced the elections of chiefs for the purpose of using Chiefs for vote getting in Presidential and Parliamentary elections. And under the leadership of Ex-President Kabba and Vice President Brewah political meddling into the chieftaincy reached monumental proportions.

The Biriwa chieftaincy quagmire which saw the 90% Biriwa Limbas lose the position of Paramount Chief, because of the capricious whims of the SLPP government that staged a sham election which was opposed by the Electoral Commissioner and boycotted by Biriwa Limbas tested the resolve of the people of Sierra Leone and will go down in history as the most politically self damaging action for any past government. The Biriwa Limba quagmire achieved international recognition and is now documented and been used by scholars as an example of the excesses and abuse of power by African governments.

In the Biriwa debacle, on August 12th 2006, the Minister of Local Government, Mr. Sidike Brima and the Provincial Secretary, Northern Province, stormed Kamabai, the Chiefdom Headquarters with a contingent of armed Police force, who reportedly fired several rounds of live bullets in the air before the elections. Ironically, the election was conducted at the Butcher Market instead of the usual Court Barri where the Electoral Commission usually held elections and Maggi Cartoons were used as ballot boxes.

When violence erupted and a number of people were axed with machete the elections were postponed. But one particular act by the SLPP government that edified its overzealousness in the conduct of the Biriwa Chieftaincy elections was the postponement of the elections for just one day. No one would agree that a one day postponement of the election was adequate even if electronic communications were available for purposes of issuing notification to the general public. In the Biriwa Chiefdom, adequate notification of a postponement would require foot patrol over rugged terrain that range in excess of twenty miles in some instances to the abode of some voters. This was clearly not done. Thus many voters were disenfranchised in violation of the laws of Sierra Leone that grant the right to equal treatment to all Sierra Leoneans in the conduct of the business of government. At the end of this shameful exercise, a tribal kith and keen of the Ex-President Ahmad Tejan Kabba was pronounced the winner.

What could have easily escalated into a tribal war was controlled by cool minds who decided on a non-violent approach. It took nearly eight months following the sham elections before President Kabba with his military, armed to the teeth, decided to travel to Biriwa for the crowning ceremony. He was expecting confrontation, but Biriwa Limbas who had seen the merciless political killings of several Limbas under the SLPP were not ready to sacrifice more blood and so all of Kamabai residents deserted the town for the villages and Ex-President Kabba arrived at a ghost town for a ceremony of a Paramount chief without subjects.
Biriwa Limbas have vouched not to recognize the puppet regime of Ex-President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.

The fighting spirit of Biriwa Limbas against cultural subjugation was exemplified in the ensuing court battle with the government. But, as it turned out, even the court was not a sanctuary or a relief for justice, under the watchful eyes and the reign of the SLPP government. Sierra Leone, it seemed, was under the heavy clutches of an overzealous government that would stop at nothing when promoting itself. And so the Biriwa people got a second beating but this time by the court which was supposed to act as a protector of civil rights. And by this time, the message was clear: For justice to prevail, the SLPP government must go.

The promise of change by his Excellency, Ernest Koroma, resonated in many quarters in the days leading up to the 2007 national elections. Sierra Leone was reeling with anger and torments everywhere reminiscent of the forces that led to the historic defeat of the SLPP party in the 1967 general elections. For the victims of the SLPP machinations, the only recourse was to fight first through the courts and next through the ballot box if necessary.

And so it was that this once powerful government of the SLPP that seemed so untouchable and relentless under Ex-President Tejan Kabba and then Vice President, Solomon Brewah was forced to its knees like Goliath in the biblical story of David and Goliath. No where else was voting for the exercise of political vengeance so apparent than in Biriwa. The political battle lines were clearly drawn. The Biriwa Limbas, that where the victims of SLPP political machination, voted solidly for the APC. Nearly 100 percent of Biriwa Limbas voted for the APC party. Statistically, the Biriwa constituency vote was one of the top five greatest votes for constituencies that His Excellency, ernest Koroma, won in the nation.

Despite their grief and despite the incessant whaling over the decision, Biriwa Limbas continue to regard their strangers in Biriwa land, the Mandingoes, as their brothers. This is captured in several spiritual verses written by Biriwas in North America for the 100 years celebration of the death of the revered King Suluku of Biriwa.

The national elections are over and the victory of the APC brings with it light at the end of the Biriwa tunnel. One writer for the Concord Times Newspaper, on August 28, 2006, in an article entitled ‘Over Biriwa Election: Ernest Koroma Challenges Local GovernmentMinister’, wrote that the leader of the APC challenged a statement by the then Local Government Minister that the Biriwa election was final. Like his statement that he would defeat Vice President Brewah in the general elections, even his most cynical critics would have no reason this time to disbelieve that his Excellency, Ernest Koroma, would restore sanity in Biriwa and confidence on the government of Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Time For Atonement - Biriwa and similar quagmires
From: Wendama
To: All
Date Posted: 11:46:29 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 5acab635.bb.sky.com at 90.202.182.53

Message:
Alie you could not have put it any better.

I personally think that this was and still is the greatest travesty committed by the SLPP Government. They took a man who has absolutely no connection with the chieftaincy in Biriwa and they tried and failed to impose him on the good people of Biriwa, who will have none of it - and the man even has the audacity to think he is a chief.

I heard about the peaceful protest that the people of Biriwa meted out to them when they turned up armed with the fake chief - I heard that the only audience that they had were some dogs and chickens that were left behind (mind you some people even took their dogs with them as they could not bear to let them witness such a despicable spectacle. Biriwa Chiefdom had one of, if not the oldest and most stable Chiefdom in Sierra Leone, which could be traced as far back to pre-colonial times and they came in with no sense of history and consideration for the people to impose an impostor on them, WHAT CHEEK!! But they were taught a lesson, as I don’t think any of the so-called officials ever went back to Biriwa Chiefdom. The sooner this fake man of a chief is sent packing the better it will be for the good people of Biriwa and I can’t wait!!!!!


Subject: "Four-One-Nine" Versus "Change Of Attitudes."
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 08:33:40 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
A well-known song and movie once posed the question "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?". Similarly, Sierra Leoneans can ask the political version of that question by quizzing themselves with "Why Do Felons Talk About Change?" Brother Ariogbo's suggestion that I need to change my "SLPP Attitude" must have been a ruse to glide over Minister Alpha Kanu's scandal. The best way to talk about Sierra Leone now is to look at the country within the context of its present plight under the "New APC." If the APC wants to score public relations victories by contrasting itself with the SLPP, the Koroma government will have to do more than award multi-million dollar swindles to Nigerians with mafia intent. The APC is wasting precious time, advertising SLPP failures without doing much to convince Sierra Leoneans that Ekutay has redeemed itself of criminality. Minister Alpha Kanu is running around Freetown with messages of "change" without telling Sierra Leoneans what he knows about a sleek contract that could have netted him millions of dollars in kickbacks at our country's expense.

How can the APC talk about a change of attitudes when the party is incapable of changing itself? Where do we stand with the age-old promise by this government to make a declaration of assets? Why did Ernest Koroma not intervene in the "Four-One-Nine" scandal by urging Minister Kanu to either come clean or be shown the door? The only SLPP attitude being formed at the moment is one of change from a ruling party to that of a constitutional opposition. As Minister Kanu makes speeches with lengthy perorations, one can only expect more scandals in an unchanging APC.


Subject: Re: "Four-One-Nine" Versus "Change Of Attitudes."
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 14:29:51 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
It is also a shame Mr. Jacob Kanu to read that you are bent on baseless name calling and slandering. It is moreso a shame to note that you do not assimilate well what you read. I have never in any of my postings made any claim of being non APC. If you had read and understood this from an earlier post, "What is wrong is the unwillingness of people like yourself who would rather bask in the 'old SLPP attitude of failure' for the sake of opposing the new APC rather than enjoin us in the way forward to change our attitude." then what you wrote:"By the way its very disingenuous of you to claim that you are not APC, particularly given that nobody asked you." would not have been warranted. Happy reading Mr. Kanu.


Subject: Re: "Four-One-Nine" Versus "Change Of Attitudes."
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:16:38 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
After reading your slants on the Hon Kanu, it is obvious that the tendentiousness from both Bra E. and Mr jacob Kanu towards Hon. Kanu is personal. Like I posited earlier, the charges you've levied on his person are unfounded. Mr. Kanu did you know that the pilgrimmage issue was beyond Hon. Kanu's grips? You should have also made the readers to know that after the issue was resolved the people made the trip the following year without any additional costs. i can recall when my mother travelled via Ghana Airways, whilest in Freetown, the Airline ran into some problems. The passengers had to eke their way back to the USA by any means necesary. I guess Ghana Airways was a 419er. Please get your facts together about the drugs issue.

We were reminded by Brabanxx on this very forum that the results will be greater if we worked on our strengths to develop Salone. Can we stop all this name calling please. Connotation like disHon. on any of our ministers is not good omen. It is not about the person, it is about the office. On his return to this forum, Wan Ten Kemeh made the same observation that Brabanxx made earlier. He went on to cite the outcome of Rev. Kabs Kanu vision for a forum of patriots "Never did he imagine that this is what the forum would descend to, with insults and unsubstantiated accusations flying all over the place. With people more interested in insulting and discussing personalities rather than issues to move our beloved nation forward. The funny thing about the whole issue is that this forum is mostly used by the so-called educated elite. If this is the best they can offer, no wonder the rest of the country is going bunkers. Frankly speaking, I expect much from people in this forum as they should be the pacemakers in national development, not the preachers of nepotism, tibalism, regionalism and sectionalism."

Change of Attitude:

One of Salone's brightest, Dr. John Mannah had examined the need for change of our attitudes and endorsed it. The messenger might not be your kind of employee but the message is on track. One of my conerns during my 4 trips to the motherland last year was how difficult our people were to govern. This was true even during the SLPP days. As obvious as this concern was, it appears to be so latent in our system. This aspect of our people was one of the major obstacles the SLPP had during the days coming towards the elections of 2007. Bra E. let me quote what Dr. Mannah observed "It is no hidden secret that S/Leone is going through serious social and economic problems at the moment, due to a mirade of factors. It is equally true that regardless of one's political underpinnings that the present government of Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is trying its utmost best to manage the situation...I am impressed by the efforts of Hon. Alpha Kanu, in promoting the "Attitudinal Change" programe rolled out by no less a person than the president himself. I am not APC, but as a patriot, one should always heed creed to a good idea when it is visionary, comtemplative and bold. Hon Alpha Kanu is doing his best taking this idea to our young people in schools and Universities,..." The idea is good and we are hoping that it works for the good of our beloved country. Instead of resigning behind our computer screens and widen the chasm between us SLPP/APC, can we suggest candid and favourable counsel to help rebuild the land that we love Sierra Leone. Bra Eenviable and Mr. Jacob Kanu I challenge you at this point in the history of our country to join me and every meaningful Sierra leoneans and stake holders to come up with a plan to bolster the blueprints for the way forward in the new dawn. Peace to you all.


Subject: Ariogbo, we will not roll over and play dead
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:08:42 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.20

Message:
Its a shame that you still have not got the very simple and obvious reasoning behind criticisms of Alfakan being lead singer for the APC's hypocritical 'Attitudinal Change" choir. Its simply absurd that Mr Kanu of all people should tell Sierra Leoneans to change their ways whilst he is still at it. What do you want us to do Ariogbo? Roll over and play dead whilst Mama Salone is being comprehensively looted? No No No. The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

Mr Ariogbo sir, even when disHon Alpha Kanu speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart - one of them the Nigerian drug Scam.

Some of us will not relent until the President and his kingpins declare their assets. As the saying goes, where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. But as you can clearly see there is wood in abundant and the APC talebearers not in short supply.

Kanu as messenger of 'attitudinal change' is an insult to the intellect of all Sierra leoneans period.

By the way its very disingenuous of you to claim you are not APC, particularly given that nobody asked you.


message shared by most Sierra Leoneans.


Subject: Re: "Four-One-Nine" Versus "Change Of Attitudes."
From: Saspo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:02 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
They said the SLPP was corrupt, but it did not have 419 Ministers in its ranks.


Subject: President Bush and Ambassador Stevens at the Oval Office
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:04:46 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
American Democracy is sweeeeeeeeet!
I love it.


Subject: Re: President Bush and Ambassador Stevens at the Oval Office
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 16:56:25 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: smtp.servicemaster.com at 199.191.74.20

Message:
Old news man.... Lets talk about Rev. Wright, thats old too.. then, lets talk about Oregon, NC. IN. KT.


Subject: Re: President Bush and Ambassador Stevens at the Oval Office
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:32:13 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
No wonder why you would associate multi-billion dollar issue with pety things the attitude of choosen between information. I will responded to you this one time in that I do not waste time with ignorance and callousness.
How good is your education if I may ask? In educaion I learned that no news is old news. But you have never been foollowing important information but mindless gossips and malicioua propaganda.
Come again!


Subject: Re: President Bush and Ambassador Stevens at the Oval Office
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 22:11:01 05/11/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-24-95-37-196.columbus.res.rr.com at 24.95.37.196

Message:
Wow-wow go easy man with as many kids as I have you cannot afford to bit my head off or else, it will be on you to feed and the whole lot. No harm intended bro. just thought I'll let you know.
As you can see it has been days, and not one person have posted to your thread. Its old news sir... Under normality you attract comments from left and right. About my education, I think I am doing "A" ok for secondary sch. graduate (AA Mende man college) don't you think?


Subject: Re: President Bush and Ambassador Stevens at the Oval Office
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:20 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Join me and ride the trin; after you do, you will learn. It is a shame you are you still uncivilized after all the education that has taken place
President, Ambassador, and here you come with some dump statements to satisfy egocentrism.
I hate dumb questions and statements. Wanna be.
Oh, I am hot; am I?


Subject: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 07:44:12 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
As we all know this election is very important. I think Obama has a better chance at beating McCain than Hillary. I also believe that Africa will get the attention it needs more so under the Obama administration than sny other.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Rombeh Swamp
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:55 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.140

Message:
The black man has been negatively portrayed and mistreated badly throughout human history. And when you look at the atrocities caused by the so called white race on humanity, the time has come for the world to see how the African can rule mankind to peace.

Obama has for sure come to change the negative concept the world has against the Africans.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Bahron
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:20 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Obama may be America's only medication to norture the self inflicted wounds of the Bush years. The Clintons are shady, and McCain is Bush in the waiting.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:04 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
McCain has strong military support, and a large conservative civilian voter support. If Hillary gets the nomination, McCain will be America's next President.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Veteran
To: All
Date Posted: 20:15:57 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-6-64.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.6.64

Message:
Stop disseminating lies!Majority of the rank and file in Iraq support Obama not Mcain....The fact is that every soldier wants to do their best wherever they are deployed some even anticipate decorations and honors,but believe me no serviceman wants to die in a war that should not have been approved or ordered! go poll soldiers serving in Iraq and you will get the facts


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 06:52:58 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
I can not speak for the entire department of defense, but I can speak for myself and those I know. I have people that I know in Iraq, not only did I wear the uniform proudly as a United States Marine, I now work as a civilian working for the Department of Defense procuring the items needed for logistical support. I speak about what I live and know. My question to you is do you? If you do then your opinion is no more valid or invalid as mine. It is simply a matter of perspective, not truth in a absolute sense. Are you associated with the rank and file in Iraq? If not I suggest you take your own advice.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Veteran
To: All
Date Posted: 20:46:12 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-5-68.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.5.68

Message:
My Friend after six years of service in the Armed Forces..I also went to Iraq twice as a Private Contractor.....I don't believe that I know you personally but comrades like specialist Kallon and Hamid in addition to other Sierra Leoneans civillians who worked for contractors in main cafetaria at the green zone will attest that this Sa Lone "Major" is for real.

Just because you were marine and I was a member of an elite squad that I don't intend to publicly disclose...." Ar nor go join anyone pan borku talk talk nar public.....So,let's continue the debate about the motherland...because you speak more like a friend than an enemy.
"salt nor day praise himsef nar soup ya" ..reverting to the debate have you received the numerous hits from obama supporters in the service?


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Bahron
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:53 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Is the military supporting McCain because they think they can win the war?


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:31 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
That may be part of it, but the military tends to suuport its own. We tend to believe that those who have wore the uniform, have a better understanding of what leadership entails. This may or may not be true, however when it comes to Hillary or Obama, the military may not recognize there leadership qualities as much as they would McCain's because he did serve with distinction.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: American Soja
To: All
Date Posted: 22:07:59 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-6-64.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.6.64

Message:
Stop talking crap!American soldiers are committed to do what they have to do in the course of their service...However in a democratic society like USA, soldiers are not only trained to subjugated themselves to civilian authority,...but also allowed choices in political matters and are not forced by any law or norm to blindly toe the line of their commanders or political leaders.

God Bless America....nor to Junta Zone dis ya!


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 06:56:06 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
Its not about lies, its about the political culture that members of the Department of Defense are in. Its about certain prejudices that we have, in order to know for sure you have to have work within it. There is no way you would understand from the outside looking in. The military has a different mind set than most.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: American Soja
To: All
Date Posted: 20:47:58 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-5-68.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.5.68

Message:
You can't preach to the choir my dear Sir!


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 05:15:49 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
You can't preach to the choir, but you can teach them a new song to sing.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Bahron
To: All
Date Posted: 19:14:58 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
The military has been given its shot. I am afraid that the loss of 5,0000 American lives and a another whopping 10,000 injured and disabled men and women is clear enough message that it's time for America to get intelligent leadership.

Americans cling to their bibles for comfort and inspiration, but are the teachings anything they are learning from?

...Talking about David and Golliath.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Tyrone Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 07:00:06 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
It is time to get a coalition through the United Nations to address this issue. However I'm not in any policy making position where I can influence those types of actions. Hopefully things will get better. I think we all need to look at ourselves, before we point the finger at others. In that way we all can be examples to the advice that we give.


Subject: Re: Can Obama restore America's former reputation?
From: Bahron
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:35 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
I agree with you. Howver, we can influence "those types of actions" by casting our votes for the right person this time around.


Subject: SAME OLD FORUM
From: Wan Ten Kemeh
To: All
Date Posted: 06:57:40 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: kemeh@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 202.161.131.73

Message:
After an absense of about three months, I decided to view the forum again. To my greatest surprise the forum is still the same. The same names with the same old arguments. The same people seeing everything from their party points of view. I wonder if this was the aim of the Right Honorable Rev when he decided to open this medium for free expression. I am quite sure he wanted to open an avenue that Sierra Leoneans at home and in the diaspora can use to discuss meaningful issues and try to move our country forward.
Never did he imagine that this is what the forum would descend to, with insults and unsubstantiated accusations flying all over the place. With people more interested in insulting and discussing personalities rather than issues to move our beloved nation forward. The funny thing about the whole issue is that this forum is mostly used by the so-called educated elite. If this is the best they can offer, no wonder the rest of the country is going bunkers.
Frankly speaking, I expect much from people in this forum as they should be the pacemakers in national development, not the preachers of nepotism, tibalism, regionalism and sectionalism

PLEASE TRY TO GROW UP. LONTA


Subject: Another Disaster
From: Newsman
To: All
Date Posted: 04:43:12 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-155-228-81.range86-155.btcentralplus.com at 86.155.228.81

Message:
Cyclone has hit the shores of Myanmar, and has spelled disaster there.Myanmar is one of the biggest Rice peoducers in the world, and may now need Rice aid.This will spell disaster, particularly for the Countries, which lack Agricultural base, like ours.


Subject: Re: Another Disaster
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:34:52 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
This is turning out to be a perfect storm..
Its seems the stars are all aligning to make this a true global disaster..

Come full summer.. this world we live in will be up in arms or flames..

We need to switch to cassava or plantain based diet.. ASAP..


Subject: Presidential Biographer
From: Tranga Yays
To: All
Date Posted: 02:19:10 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.189.30.70

Message:
Now that Rev. Kabs Kanu has decided to write about his friend and
president EBK, it would be wise for him to interview not only EBK and
his allies, but also those who find him an immoral man. Some of us will
provide him with specific details of extramarital affairs and adulterous
liasons. If he wants, we will provide him with names and dates, so as
not to just engage in malicious libel. We will also tell him of his role in
the 23 years of APC misrule that dragged our country into war. I am
making this offer as I am aware that as a man of God who has
decided to write about an earthly ruler, Kabs has an obligation to the
truth and noy just a Kim Il Sung like story of just the wonderful things
about EBK. We will provide a balance.


Subject: Re: Presidential Biographer
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 02:38:09 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
First provide information on Kabba's and Solo Bee's immoral acts for my book before you do so for EBK. I am waiting.


Subject: Boh borbor pain yu sef
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 11:44:16 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.15

Message:
Where are some of you soo sensitive and thick headed. Kabs is writing about EBK. You do not think EBK is important enough to be written about alone. Must he add former leaders to make him look important.

Do not be too terrified borbor pain, you sound very guilty already. Did you run any errands (or as they say in the US pimp for EBK re those pepitos.

I have a scandalous picture that will rock a lot of folks. I am just restraining myself for good reasons. But people like you will soon cause me to loose my patience - and boy it will be very very embarrassing.

Don't you get it that Tejan Kabba and Solo B are no longer in power.


Subject: Alpha Blondy - a one-off in the UK
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 01:27:57 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
ALPHA BLONDY
Saturday 7th of June 2008
8:00pm
CORONET THEATRE
26-28 New Kent Road,
Elephant & Castle.
London SE1 6JT

Admission £25 (more on door)

Tickets: ADVANCE BOOKING AVAILABLE FROM
ticketweb.co.uk 08700 600 100
ticketmaster.co.uk 0870 534 4444
seetickets.com 0871 2200 260
stargreen 0207 734 8932
wegottickets.com - gigantic.com
Body Music, Seven Sisters 0208 802 0146
Reds Records, Brixton 0207 274 4476
Blacker Dread, Brixton 0207 274 5095
Massive International, Camden Lock 0207 267 9490

Four years after his last London appearance headlining the Brixton
Academy, Alpha Blondy returns for a one-off UK date to promote peace
in his homeland and Africa.

Along with Chelsea FC super star Didier Drogba; Alpha Blondy is the
principal cultural ambassador for the Ivory Coast, an African nation
recently on the brink of civil war. Whilst Alpha Blondy in his capacity as
UN Peace Ambassador, recently staged a massive peace concert in
Ivory Coast’s capital attended by the leaders of all opposing parties,
Didier Drogba, UNICEF Ambassador, spearheaded a reconciliation
football match in Bouake in the North, the former rebel stronghold.

Throughout the troubles that flared in 2002, Alpha Blondy remained
his homeland, choosing to commit his energy to the peace process in
Ivory Coast. He pledged not to release any more music until peace had
returned. In the heart of the crisis, he famously pointed out;” I am not
of those auto-proclaimed heroes who desert the ships like rats when
things go wrong. I would rather stay with my people and face the
music, no matter what”. Democratic elections are now to be held in the
latter part of 2008.

Alpha Blondy’s new album, Jah Victory, shares with the world the reality
of his troubled country. It features an excellent reggae take on “Wish
You Were Here” from Pink Floyd. Impeccably produced by former Bob
Marley’s former keyboardist and arranger, Tyrone Downie and recorded
at Tuff Gong studio in Kingston (Jamaica), the album presents a mosaic
of powerful lyrics sung in English, French and African dialects.

Alpha Blondy tours festivals and large venues throughout Europe, USA,
Canada, Asia and South America and of course Africa.

Info: contact Al on: 0208 265 1169 -------- 07951 671 095


Subject: Alpha Saidu Bangura
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 18:41:35 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Alpha Saidu, we have decided not to carry personal attacks on people anymore on this forum. We are not talking about posts where the performances of public officials are questioned . We are talking about posts where people are called names like "Drug Addict" without proof .

Please let's concentrate on issues .
This is just a friendly reminder .

All thanks.

KABS KANU


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 18:53:02 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-246-84-201.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.246.84.201

Message:
Thanks Kabs. I take your advice, I only hope it will be appealed to everybody in this forum. As from now, whenever Alieu Iscandari attacks me, I will bring it your attention.
Once again THANKS.


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:48:37 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Alpha Saidu,

Nobody will be allowed to launch personal attacks on you again on this forum. People can debate your ideas , if they disagree with them , but no more name-calling and attribution of characteristics that cannot be proved, i.e "Dah man dey nar bin rebel" etc,etc, etc. THE MODERATOR, FORUM POLICE and I will ensure a very clean forum from now on.


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura
From: Jorgor
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:36 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
Thank you KABS. So far you are on the right track. You have ignored the hotheads; exercise good judgment, displayed magnanimity, and emerged triumphant –mega didos to you sir. The only policy change that you need to undertake is to require registration of forumite. I know you had resisted calls to adopt this policy before, but it is the only way you can effectively manage the postings on this forum. Your concerns for free speech and openness are understandable, in fact, commendable. However, no society can thrive without established standards and means of maintaining them. Busy now, Ciao


Subject: Is Alieu Iscandari A Sacred Cow?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 21:18:37 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: SAIDUBANGSO@AOL.COM
Entered From: 68-246-166-165.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.246.166.165

Message:
Kabs, are you assuring me that Alieu Iscandari is not Cocorioko's sacred cow? Many times I have seen Alieu falsely and maliciously defame a lot of people on this forum but when I post correct/ true things about him, they are quickly removed.
Right now, I have received all the documentry evidences about the wrong and unethical things Alieu Iscandari did to a Sierra Leonean woman, Kadi Kamara, in Arizona( including a letter from Alieu, accepting that he and his pattern did not hand over the lady's money to her).They are now trying to make payment arrangements with the lady( after many years).
Can I post these documents on the forum.
Kabs, do not forget that the job of a newspaper is to uncover the wrong actions of people, especially those who want to aspire for public offices.
That is why Journalists are referred to as "WATCH DOGS".
In the journalism business there should be NO SACRED COW.


Subject: Re: Is Alieu Iscandari A Sacred Cow?
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:42:30 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Let's wait to hear Mr. Iscandari's side. It will be unfair for anybody to diss him now without first hearing his side.


Subject: A New Dawn...
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:17 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
We are seeing the resurection of this forum...
Kabs if you can enforce this rule..

This will evolve into the BEST egbahleh salone folks hang..

Cheers to you..and all those who listen...

Now back to Ernest...
Where is that Asset declararation..???
Eh.. eh.. its almost 8 months.. a goood accounting firm like Barton & Barton call tell us how much Ernest is worth in an hour..

Audit services Sierra Leone (our own GAO in salone)... can give us figures in 3 days.. .

Watin bra dey yeck so..???
Come on Obai... a promise is a promise.. is a promise is a promise... show us you are a man of your words...

Osaiiiiiiiii this nar war....


Subject: Drugs Addict Lawyer Milks A Fine Lady?
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 18:35:25 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-246-84-201.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.246.84.201

Message:
I have been well informed about the dubious way Alieu Iscandari( a lawyer who has a brain that is always toxic and can not reason)milked a Sierra Leonean woman in Arizona, dry.
Sufficient documentary evident will be sent to me for onward transmission to the Sierra Leonean public.
I am very happy that the actions for Alieu Iscandari clearly prove my case against him. For a very long time I have been pointing out that;
(1) Alieu Iscandari has corruption embedded in his genes.
(2)Alieu, Is not a good and sober minded lawyer, therefore nobody should put a case in his hands.
I am sure that people we now believe that I know Alieu Iscandari more then everybody in this forum.
I know him by NAME, BY NATURE AND BY CHARACTER.
The only annoying thing about him is that, he loves to associate the names of good people with corrupt practices only because he is a SHAMELESS MAN.
I will keep you properly informed about this matter, when I receive all the facts/ truth and nothing but the truth. More to come.


Subject: Can the APC intellectuals Please Stand Up!
From: John Mannah
To: All
Date Posted: 16:57:52 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: mannaski12@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-68-33-105-112.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.33.105.112

Message:
It is no hidden secret that S/Leone is going through serious social and economic problems at the moment, due to a mirade of factors. It is equally true that regardless of one's political underpinnings that the present government of Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is trying its utmost best to manage the situation. Thus it will be helpful for patriotic S/Leoneans, especially of the APC creed to come out and lend a hand to the government in terms of ideas and policies to address the current impasse in the country.
I am impressed by the efforts of Hon. Alpha Kanu, in promoting the "Attitudinal Change" programe rolled out by no less a person than the president himself. I am not APC, but as a patriot, one should always heed creed to a good idea when it is visionary, comtemplative and bold. Hon Alpha Kanu is doing his best taking this idea to our young people in schools and Universities, like he did last week at IPAM. The question one therefore have is "where are the intellectuals in the APC that should lend their weight behind this bold idea so that it gains intellectual currency in the country, and thus make some impact on the lives of the ordinary S/leonean? I am therefore calling on the Hon Alpha Kanu to involve colleges like Fourah Bay, Njala, and Milton Margai to help in disseminating this bold idea. Folks, our country is divided by political ideologies, my party the SLPP had her time under the sun, and we made our contribution towards the national effort. Its the turn of the APC, and like the United States, with similar major two party political systems, the only way our country moves forward is if these two parties are given an opportunity to rule with competing socio-political ideologies. So APC brothers and sisters, the ball is in your court, come out and lend support to the APC mantra and programs, in the national interest.
The area of economics is in fact the most telling these days. It is an empirical truth that the market or classical economic system of stabilization and price adjustment is having problems bringing the economy to full employment. There is therefore a need for Keynesian stabilization policies in the form of government action to compensate for a failure of private spending. Where are the APC macroeconomists to advice the government on fiscal and monetary policies in either controlling spending or cutting taxes to stimulate the economy? The people of S/Leone need you guys as S/Leone is moving right ahead with its democratic experiment. Thus failure of the APC government on these matters is failure for S/Leone. We need the APC economists to look into the Rational Expectations or the Real Business Cycle, synthesis by New Classical economists. Time is ticking brothers and sisters, mother S/Leone need you right now . I was impressed by the essay titled "Economic woes in Sierra leone Demand Political Action Now" carried by the Standard Times today. see link below.


Subject: One cannot squeeze water out of stone
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:49 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Great prose sir. But as the saying goes one can never squeeze water out of stone. Serious governments pay for such services sir.

By the way you seem to be the only person who believes Alpha Kanu is serious. Hope you are not on any strong medication


Subject: One cannot squeeze water out of stone
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:14 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Great prose sir. But as the saying goes one can never squeeze water out of stone. Serious governments pay for such services sir.

By the way you seem to be the only person who believes Alpha Kanu is serious. Hope you are not on any strong medication


Subject: Re: One cannot squeeze water out of stone
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 22:36:12 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-24-95-37-196.columbus.res.rr.com at 24.95.37.196

Message:
Oh my God... when T. Malthus gave his pesimistic view about population growth in relation to our ecological use he had Jacob Kanu in mind. In fact, he must have been talking about you Mr. Kanu.

Well,if you are giving up on the mother land let those with hope march on... get out of the way sir! Blow


Subject: Looking for Sierra Leonean Poets
From: Madaku Mayope
To: All
Date Posted: 16:03:27 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 217.113.81.153

Message:
Dear Friends and fellow Africans, I am a Malawian student pursuing a doctorate in Conflict studies. I want to conduct research on Sierra Leonean poets. Could anyone be kind enough to suggest some known and published SL poets I can contact for interviews?

Thank you


Subject: Re: Looking for Sierra Leonean Poets
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 23:16:46 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-24-95-37-196.columbus.res.rr.com at 24.95.37.196

Message:
Call this # 609 948 8460 Mr. Bangura will be able to put you throug to Ms. Ansumanah SL. Poet futured in the front page of Cocorioko 2 mths. ago for her many works in poetry.


Subject: Re: Looking for Sierra Leonean Poets
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:18 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
Try this link! You may find the help you seek. Good luck!!


Subject: Re: Looking for Sierra Leonean Poets
From: Madaku Mayope
To: All
Date Posted: 18:15:03 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 217.113.81.153

Message:
Thank you Dunia. But the link has not been helpful. Can you suggest at least two nationally famous SL poets I might want to search for?


Subject: Re: Looking for Sierra Leonean Poets
From: Answer
To: All
Date Posted: 19:54:18 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Try to search for Syl Cheney-Coker .


Subject: Dr. Bobson Sesay and the Awareness Times Interview-eratum
From: fenthi
To: All
Date Posted: 15:51:12 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: fenthi@hotmail.com
Entered From: e182011197.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.182.11.197

Message:
"SLPP got the highest votes im my chiefdom, Gbonkolenken". If this means the highest number of votes among other political parties in the Chiefdom, then this may not be true. Here are the official results: David B. Conteh (APC) 8275, Samuel B. Sesay(SLPP) 4069, Alfred R Sesay (PMDC)484, Abdul Rahman Munu (UNPP)327, Ahmed M.Sesay (CPP) 201. If its meant in the North, then again Sheku Gibril Dumbuya (SLPP) won the seat in constituency 40 (Kambia District)with 4299 votes. It however still remains a fact, that Bobson Sesay could have been a better running mate to Solo-B than the, in Tonkolili, unknown quantity Momodu Koroma. Nota bene.


Subject: SIERRA LEONEAN WOMAN to Suffer Double as Lawyers Stall to Pa
From: Layilah
To: All
Date Posted: 15:45:01 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.164

Message:
Allieu! is this true? What do you say in your own defence?


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEAN WOMAN to Suffer Double as Lawyers Stall to Pa
From: Layilah
To: All
Date Posted: 15:49:30 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.85.57.164

Message:
Here is the link to the story:

http://www.thenewpeople.com/080503sierraleoneanwoman.htm


Subject: Re: SIERRA LEONEAN WOMAN to Suffer Double as Lawyers Stall t
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 17:46:59 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
Too sad that we often misplace our responsibilities to the disadvantaged.
I hope they can resolve the matter privately.


Subject: Bra Enviable - Change Your SLPP Attitude
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 14:15:22 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: static-216-83-121-130.sniparpa.net at 216.83.121.130

Message:
Here you go again Bra Enviable; gradually sliding from being one of the most respected forumites to the ridiculous. Like you posited about political slogans, monikers too can be coined and thrown around...Bra Enviable. You are ENVIOUS of anything by the APC that is positive or hinged on some semblance of positivity. From your earlier postings on this forum of patriots, your pen or rather your fingers,keyboard and mouse can contribute a lot to the development of mother Salone. Instead you have engaged lately in spewing words of divide and envy on your lot - SLPP. Criticisms when constructive will serve as checks and balances in an emerging democracy especially that of ours. Bra E. there is nothing wrong about APC's Change of Attitude. What is wrong is the unwillingness of people like yourself who would rather bask in the 'old SLPP attitude of failure' for the sake of opposing the new APC rather than enjoin us in the way forward to change our attitude.

Bra Enviable writes: "Minister Alpha Kanu recently stoked up the popular appeal in that slogan by making a lengthy speech about the need for solutions to national problems and the dire need for change. What I found hypocritical is the fact only recently, Minister Kanu was the same man who attempted to twist the arms of the "Standard Times" over that newspaper's uncovering of alleged misdeeds at the Ministry of Health."

When the Standardtimes Press came up with the story, they had the burden of proof. The paper stated that it was alleged. They also cited the involvement of the Health Minister. The Medico was so frustrated about the unwarranted rantings on that paper that he threatened to resign. However,this is the kind of journalism that your type is hailing in Salone.

Bra E. continues to whine some more: "What attitudes are being changed when those preaching CHANGE continue to act like imperial overlords? The APC is not fooling anyone--at least not those wizened by 24 years of Ekutay's defilement of Sierra Leone."

24 years Bra E.? It only took your failed SLPP 11 years to commit statutory rape on poor mother Sierra Leone. Do you expect the APC to overturn your acts in just 8 months? Please be realistic. As you resign to your couch in Atlanta please remember that your boy Obama will not be able in 8 months to overturn the attrocities committed in 8 years by the renegade Republicans even here in the US of A. Your party reminded me about the lengedary antelope who danced herself lame before the big dance. Despite the all the big ballyhoo in 1996 and 2002, the SLPP failed us the masses. Can't you tell that was why Berewa and co. received the leather boots in the rear by the people of Sierra Leone. Like you professed, I know a changed attitude when I see it in action. Until then Bra Enviable you need an attitudinal make over-Change your attitude and let this clarion call for Change of Attitude be nothing order than a cliche in the mouths of recidivists; as you have so ably posited.


Subject: Ee betteh way yu nar ariogbo...
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:51:43 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.16

Message:
Which planet are you on Ariogbo? I guess you are with the ghosts. You really take Alpha Kanu and Co seriously? You must be a really gullible ghost, b'cos no self respecting patriotic Sierra Leonean does.

What you must do is tell all these clowns singing the "Attitudinal Change" song to demonstrate their commitment to the slogan by declaring there assets. For the likes of con master Kanu of the Abuja-Mecca fame please ghost or dehble please please please please tell him to list his 1.5 assets first. If these guys are genuine ariogbo, this is the easiest thing to do. Stop making a fool of yourself by acting as a pro bono lawyer for notorious miscreants like disHon Kanu.

Are you taking anything currently? Please stop it immediately and begin to see what 4 Million + Sierra leoneans are suffering at the hands of these petty traders. Wakey wakey Ghost.. can you?


Subject: Re: Ee betteh way yu nar ariogbo...
From: Ariogbo
To: All
Date Posted: 19:38:42 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: brabanxx@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-248-154-176.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 69.248.154.176

Message:
Mr. Kanu, this forum board is not for jesters. People like your type comes as cheap as a dime a dozen. You lay back and levy charges on our people like nobody's business. You might call Hon. Alpha Kanu whatever names you want; my question is when did any court in this world convict Hon Kanu of any wrong doing? This planet might not be my domicile, but I can remember that a commission of inquiry did uncover how corrupt Tejan Kabba was in the sixties. The commission went on to preclude him from holding any public office or position of trust in Sierra Leone. Mr. Jacob Kanu may I ask if this was the same Tejan Kabba that was elected to the highest office in that land that we love our Sierra Leone? O ye of selective memory! When thou ceased to judge thou shalt be judged. I am waiting for Tejan Kabba and Co to declare their assets.


Subject: Re: Ee betteh way yu nar ariogbo...
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:21:00 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.15

Message:
Thats where we differ indeed. I vehemently questioned Tejan Kabba's suitability for President given those facts. I think you should also do the same for the numerous con men in the Central Committee.

In addition SLPP is not in power now and talking about Tejan Kabbah, even for a 'dehbel'(ariogbo) is an absolute waste of time. If I went back in history to give an account of all the diabolical things APC has done to mama salone - Cocorioko might just run out of memory space.

The word today therefore, my friend, is ... APC, and since you brought it up the disHon Alpha Kanu, notoriously known as Alhaji Abuja.

Alfa Kanu's 419 activities are so recent and outrageous that he has no right to fool Sierra Leoneans with attitudinal change raps: Your problem, Ariogbo is that you're not patriotic enough to admit that this guy should have no business in governance.

His Mecca scam, yes Mecca the Holy land caused the death of a would be Haja in Nigeria in 2007. Barely 2 months ago this hustler's actions almost cost Salone $2 Million dollars in the Drugs scam but for Standard Times' Philip Neville. He cannot even declare the 1 hut he has in Batkanu. He is waiting for a big score/loot; and now, he has the gumption to tell poor starving Sierra Leoneans to change their attitudes. What arrant hypocrisy!

If you want evidence I will show where Alpha Kanu's Mecca victim (May her soul RIP) is burried and you can talk to her relatives. Do you know why no other Minister's name (but Alfa Kanu) was flagged in the recent Ministry of Health scandal?

Boh Ariogbo you nar blind supporta. You kind go watch salone go in flames jus becos you tiff tiff contri man dae nar power. Well some of us are very differently bred and will call things as we see them .. no sentiments, whether you nar Kos Kos, orjeh, ariogbo, agba satani, ...

Have a nice day blind boy.


Subject: Re: Ee betteh way yu nar ariogbo...
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 05:03:14 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Paddy you nor go blow? Bizza bodi en kongasa! How ba den do you? Ay gbarakays! You nar for gee u bench.Wan moon nafiki orbana!

You nor go bear tay after ten years? SLPP nor geh no chance for rule again pass una go join rebel back. But if una make any mistake dis time una nor go ever forget am.


Subject: Bai Bureh the war monger
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:25:05 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Mr read your post again. Is this really what APC thugs are made of? Insults, violence...

Remember the last APC government said they will be in power forever - you saw what happened. Our people are starving and all you do is use vile language against genuinely concerned patriots. Shame on you Pedro Bureh.


Subject: concern citizen
From: Limba no Limba
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:43 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 180.red-83-52-113.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 83.52.113.180

Message:
This issue of limba no limba be laid to rest.If limba dont have support from major tribe like the temnes they will fall for sure.During the days of ekutay era temne were side line in favour of the mendes and undermine the then government and then fail by then.The insuniation of being limba without the help of temnes will have no positive impact to wards the development of sierra leone.


Subject: Mr. Kabs some people think Sierra Leone ?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 13:49:53 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
Mr. Kabs some people think Sierra Leone was better off under British rule. I disagree I think the native people of any country are better off governing themselves. What are your thoughts sir...


Subject: {FOR TYRONE} THE SAME GOVT. IN POWER NOW IS RESPONSIBLE
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 10:22:40 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1308w-ad04-49-201.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.49.201

Message:
The goods left by the British rule was totally distroyed by the APC in power today instead of making a follow up.I suggest we appeal to them again to install another better set up and if not i am not sure there will ever be a system.


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabs some people think Sierra Leone ?
From: Independence pekin
To: All
Date Posted: 15:35:21 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
I was born right after independence was declared. I remember some of the goodies we had when the Brits were in the business of running the country.
There was a well functionable railway network that had access to almost every village in the country facilitating the mobility of people goods and services.
When the APC government of Siaka Stevens took over, he closed down the railway and his partner Jamil Said helped sell the tracks and dismantled engine overseas as scrap metal.
Today, people are using "Okadas" (motor-bikes)to go from one end of the city to another.
Some of these "Okada" drivers, usually without drivers licence, are sometimes high on some paraphernalia, and are not screened for any drug or alcohol use.
During the colonial days, the railway network took students to their schools, workers to their jobs, and only cost pennies.
This is just one comparison. More to come...


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabs some people think Sierra Leone ?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 05:02:18 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
Sir so in your opinion Sierra Leone was better off under British rule? Also why did the new independent government dismantle the transportation system? It could have been ways the new government could have made money off of it. It seems like Sierra Leone has not recovered since. Does Sierra Leone today have many ties with the British?


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabs some people think Sierra Leone ?
From: Independence pekin
To: All
Date Posted: 10:13:32 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
That Sierra Leone was better off under British rule is not an opinion but a fact with proven statistics. Only the government knew what it was thinking when they dismantled the transportation system.
There are man theories as to why but then in a country where decisions are made by one individual everyone is screwed.


Subject: Re: Mr. Kabs some people think Sierra Leone ?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 10:21:50 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
Do you think it is possible for Sierra Leone today or in the future to exceed the benefits it had under British rule? If not, what do you think needs to be done to improve the living conditions of the country?


Subject: Brief APC history for Mr Jamison
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:39:10 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
A good number of people in the current regime are notorious hustlers; its their elders that dismantled the railway in the 70s and sold the rails as scrap. They also destroyed all forms of democracy left by the Brits; The institutionalized tribalism and formed a cabal known as Ekutay, Human rights violations under their rule was abysmal, they had known hitmen like 'Highway' who routinely took out opposition members - "and Mr Jamison I don't mean to dinner", their brutal rule was a direct cause of Sierra Leone's 11 year imbroglio. This was APC Part 1.

The horror story Part 2 has just started.

Can you believe that?


Subject: APC en Tiff
From: Bra Mus
To: All
Date Posted: 12:53:23 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: dele25@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-70-18-236-23.res.east.verizon.net at 70.18.236.23

Message:
It is quite interesting to see that Ernest Koroma's sister Company submitted the lowest bid for a Catering and was thus awarded the contract. This is really touching for Transparency in Government.Those of us living in Freetown do remember Said President Koroma going round to Business People in Freetown soliciting business for his Company with a promise to share commission with whoever was buying a policy. Now we have only the National Cake to share and with the President's sister submitting the lowest bid. All together now ' here we go again' dis tem are promise una APC nor go lef natin for we pekin dem


Subject: Re: APC en Tiff
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 05:07:20 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Well u don die! Way Kabba een galfren IJ way ee day kam married now? Ee nor gee am plenty kontrakt dem? Bo leh sleeping dogs lay don sleep yah.


Subject: Re: APC en Tiff
From: Malcolm
To: All
Date Posted: 06:52:30 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-239-231-250.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 96.239.231.250

Message:
Borboh Pain, you just highlighted one of the things that are wrong about politics in Sa. Leone. Your implying that because Kabba indulged in nepotism, it is alright for EBK to indulge in the same. I have no proof that either of them engaged in such dubious dealings, but indulging in something that was perceived as wrong does not make it right. Also, in this forum as soon as somebody criticises the APC regime, pro-APC forumites are quick to jump in and make references to the SLPP regime of Kabba. The pro-SLPP forumites would then refer to Siaka Stevens/Joseph Momoh years. It is like we are going BACK and FORTH to the FUTURE. How about just making things better in the future instead of living in the past. Let us just learn from our mistakes and try to correct them in the future for the good of the country. This is just an observation and please do not feel offended. I am just a Sierra Leonean observer with no political affiliation or aspiration.


Subject: Re: APC en Tiff
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 13:08:19 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Malcolm save you breath, Bobor pain's reasoning is so twisted its turned jelly. He is your typical unpatriotic Saloneman with the new APC tiffy tiffy notion - Nar we tem dis...


Subject: Re: APC en Tiff
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 08:46:22 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Man I am not saying EBK should follow the disastrous footsteps of his predecessor.The point I am trying to make here is why cover your own misdeeds and advertising those of your foes? The best thing sane-thinking people expect from the SLPP is to proactively discourage EBK from repeating Kabba's mistakes but they are so desperate for power that in their dreams they are seeing an uprising in Salone against the APC if things go wrong.Therefore they have been waiting all along for the APC to make just a minor mistake which they will blow out of proportion with the evil objective of inciting the citizens to an uprising. I have never seen such malignant fellows as these SLPPers.


Subject: Bobro pain why are people like you so violent?
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 13:19:56 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Where did you get this uprising bull***t from. Some of you blind supporters have a propensity to violence that is unrivaled. If APC is delivering as you some times fool yourself, why would you be even bothered? Do you know why carpenters are not surgeons?

My friend stop the warmongering and have some love for Mama Salone. APC broght war to Sierra Leone once but I do not think in their wildest dreams Osai Owai would want to do that again.

Take it easy man


Subject: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: Tejan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:18:23 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Why didn't he see all these things before ? He was a member of the organization and an Executive Director. NOSLINA did nothing wrong then until they removed him as Executive Director. Then suddenly the organization became bad. The men Sheku is defaming now like Professors Cecil Blake, Don Taylor and Dr. William Fitzjohn jr are all men of integrity and they hold well-paid , tenured professional jobs in top universities in the U.S. why would these men compromise their integrity for APC jobs ? Will APC pay them the same salaries as they are getting in the U.S ? Does he know the economic setbacks we heard that one of the professors here in the U.S almost subjected himself into when he left his family here to serve the SLPP government as MINISTER ? I heard he almost depleted his savings because what is paid in Sierra Leone is so paltry it can't even buy gas for you for two weeks.For love of his country , he had to give up his salary and bonuses in the U.S.and this definitely will hurt anybody He should stop defaming the characters of INNOCENT PEOPLE on this net . What will these men gain lobbying for APC jobs ? I just think that it is SOUR GRAPES for Sheku Kallon to now attack NOSLINA. He indicated in the article that he should have been made to remain Executive Director. Because this was not done, NOSLINA has suddenly become tribalistic. Our country is really cursed.


Subject: Re: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: Sheku Kallon
To: All
Date Posted: 07:03:36 05/08/08 ()
Email Address: shekukal@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-76-105-124-181.hsd1.ga.comcast.net at 76.105.124.181

Message:
Tejan,

What do you really know about what transpired in NOSLINA for you to make comments on? I was never removed as Executive Director of NOSLINA. I served in that capacity for six years, one year more than I should have and frankly had already told the Board I will not be serving as ED anymore. My main reason for not seeking to be at the helm of NOSLINA was because I wanted the freedom to say and go after the incompetence of the APC government. If I was at the helm of NOSLINA you people will accuse me of abusing my office in NOSLINA which should be non political.
As for the rest of your allegations it is completely false and I have already promised the NOSLINA board that I will not reveal internal workings so I will not comment on it. For the record, no one has accused NOSLINA of tribalism. There is no such allegation in the New People story. The main allegation in the New People is that some NOSLINA members are politicising the organization because they have ties to the APC government. Again the emphasis is on "some members" and not all of NOSLINA. The majority of the NOSLINA board and executive are descent Sierra Leoneans who want NOSLINA to be non political. In my opinion, the only person leading that organization down the wrong path is Cecil Blake who nominated Kabs Kanu and has been at the fore front of all the nagative issues affecting NOSLINA since it's formation. As long as he continues to have influence in NOSLINA, the organization will not attain it's goals. The reason why NOSLINA made a comeback in the last 5 years was because Cecil Blake was not involved and did not participate in the day to day affairs of the organization. Before you write non sense next time based on press reports and rumors, please have the courtesy to ask first.


Subject: Re: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:16:05 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host81-155-115-146.range81-155.btcentralplus.com at 81.155.115.146

Message:
Money is not power. It is power that is money. A professor, earning a
million in the US would run to Sierra Leone, if opportune, to scavenge for
the Job of mineral resources or Finance Minister - power is the game.


Subject: Re: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: FODAY MANSARAY
To: All
Date Posted: 14:06:49 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
This is not the forum to make your case. Please we want to engage all sierra leoneons on the President's Agenda. ATTITUDINAL CHANGE.

If we invest our mind into more positive and creative ideas,we certainly wind up with more success stories than wasting useful energy to spread negativity.

Please lets get a fresh start.

Peace


Subject: Re: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 17:47:41 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-246-84-201.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.246.84.201

Message:
Foday, when will you change your attitude in the interest of Sierra Leone and its people?
If you are really serious about changing your attitude, please, stop calling yourself the national PRO, APC, North America region because you were never elected to that position at the last APC national convention in Washington, DC. A huge number of APC members in this country are mad and complaining about your wrong actions. The only way to get a position in the APC is by democratic principles, not by given the New Jersey chapter $2000 for a fund raising dance( that was a bribe). Do not enjoy by buying a position, if you have the capacity to hold a position, please contest for it.
The APC is a party that is governed by its laws and not be the dictates of FODAY MANSARAY.
I know that you are following the foot steps of your leader, Pres. Koroma who became the APC leader outside the constitution of the party( a reason for which true members of the party dragged him to court).
Because of all these things I know about the APC, whenever you guys talk about A CHANGE OF ATTITUDE, you annoy me and all other sober minded Sierra Leonean.
The leaders of the APC must set goods examples of us to follow.
People with good attitudes always act right( they follow the laws that govern them).
At this moment we do not need EMPTY TALK, we need good actions because words must be marched with deeds.


Subject: Re: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: Foday Mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:05 05/07/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
If you want to continue contributing on this forum, you need to resolute your mind on one thing. Abide by the rules of the forum.

False accusations and unnecessary personnal attacks have a price for people like you.

This will be your last and only advise.I pray you listen to the Forum Police.

Foday Mansaray
All Peoples Congress
Public Relations
North America

#######Becareful, you will soon run out of luck.



Subject: Re: NOSLINA should sue Sheku Kallon for defamation
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 14:05:05 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Foday, you do not have the authority to ban anybody from this forum. Kabs-Kanu had pointed out over and over again that Cocorioko newspaper and forum does not belong to you nor the APC, therefore you do not decide on who posts or not. If I were you, I will stop talking BIG because whenever you talk, all what you doing is reducing yourself in the eyes of the public and that makes you look funny.
I am not personally attacking you, I am and will continue to fight against the unconstitutional things you enjoy doing. If you want me to stop, please, please take me to court where both of us will adduce sufficient evidence to prove our different cases.
We live in a country of laws, we do not live in Foday's LIMBA KINGDOM, where rules are formulated by somebody who is incompetence.
I will repeat something I told you a long time ago:
I will only respect you when you show respect to me.
THAT'S HOW IT WORKS, MY BROTHER.


Subject: Photos of Sierra Leone. Freetown in 1917
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:47:00 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Civilization!


Subject: Bellamy to aid Salone football
From: Ashobi corner
To: All
Date Posted: 08:57:45 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-074-228-219-218.sip.asm.bellsouth.net at 74.228.219.218

Message:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/africa/7385488.stm


Subject: Does the NEW PEOPLE crosscheck its stories ?
From: Tejan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 05:57:23 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
If so, why is the paper full of dubious stories ?


Subject: Bra Tejan the New People stories are all true
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 11:24:18 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.24

Message:
Why do you think Sumana has never tried to refute the $1 Million house purchase? Afsatu Kabbah's (MEP) investigation has been halted by EBK. Even the Wold Bank is aware of this.

Do you doubt that a good number of the APC leadership were known hustlers before? Do you want evidence Why do you think they will change now.

Paa if you want to challenge a specific story, please do so and see the mountain of irrefutable evidence you will get.

It must be really difficult to defend Ayampis - en?


Subject: Re: Bra Tejan the New People stories are all true
From: Foday Mansaray
To: All
Date Posted: 14:14:32 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
Please use another name. This monica is not a good idea.It looks like mis-representation


Subject: Re: Bra Tejan the New People stories are all true
From: Looking In
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:02 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 199.90.157.13

Message:
What do you want? Politicians to refute every negetive thing that is thrown out there? Or would you prefer they be about the business of government? I am so sick of pitting one group against the next. These folks are your elected officials. If you don't like them or their style of government, you are living in a democratic society where the vote will come around again. Prepare yourself for a positive future instead of wasting energy on negative backbiting.


Subject: ITS A BLESSING FOR NEW PEOPLE TO BE BORN IN S/L
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 07:56:09 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-184.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.184

Message:
We have to thank God for this news paper.


Subject: False Allegation Against APC by "The New People Newspaper On
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 02:46:18 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.136

Message:
The New People Newspaper Online has again done it! This time, the paper is accusing the APC government of corruption involving the Sierra Leone Embassy in Riyadh Saudi Arabia.

What the paper failed to know is that the current Ambassador in Saudi was sent here by the then SLPP government almost 12 years ago. If the allegations made by the paper are true, the blame should not be on the APC, especially when the same Ambassador is the one currently residing on the very villa the paper has pictured. I think paper could have contacted the Ambassador,who is a frank and open minded personality for clarification instead of relying on fictitious and baseless stories

Another terrible blunder on the report made on the death of "Mr. Issa Konneh" ... What? Issa Konneh is dead?!!! My dear readers, to prove the falsity of the so called "The New People Investigative Team" in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, I am ready to give both the residence and the cell phone numbers for Mr. Issa Konneh. Mind you, the very guy joined the Embassy in its recent belated Independence Celebration in Riyadh on the 2nd May 2008. In other words, the paper grossly missed the name of the Sierra Leonean who died on the 4th of August 2008.

My final word to "The New People Newspaper Online" should do constructive journalism instead of embarking on misinformation and deceit.


Subject: Boh Mr Tolongbo stop dis blind sychophancy yah
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 03:33:40 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.24

Message:
SLPP is not in power today. The Ambassador did not 'do it' during SLPP's tenure. S/he has found great 419 companions to do business with - Alfa Kanu, Victor Foh etc.Why would the APC live an SLPP appointed ambassador to mess them up? Answer this honestly, if you can that is ... and you will understand the scam clearly.

My friend, thats is the Achichudinal Change, EBK is singing about - Change your attitude and steal more.

Monkey nor bah lef een black han says Old Man Zubah


Subject: Re: Boh Mr Tolongbo stop dis blind sychophancy yah
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 05:41:07 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: soribabureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.82

Message:
In reply to your respond to my point of observation on the news posted by "The New People Newspaper Online" regarding the intention of the APC to scam the nation. I sensed in you the semblance of being a wicked problem inciter. I regret that you have the name of a hero the whole country has high respect for. If truly you are a member of that renown family "MARGAI" you should be careful on how to handle matters relating to the state.

The APC government is here to govern Sierra Leone and its people. The SLPP Ambassador, currently in Riyadh is a dignified citizen. If so, I see no reason why the APC should not deal with him after its resumption of office. I hope you don't mean, the APC should have sacked the Ambassador with immediate effect, failing to do so up till now, is an indication to a collaborated move by the APC together with the Ambassador who was sent by the then SLPP government to fraud the nation, eh?? To me, it sounds absurd.

Mr. Man, If you have a case or cases against Victor Foh, Hon Alpha Kanu and others, please come up with those cases. The current Ambassador is known for his sincerity and plainness. He will not be a party to scam the state in collaboration with the APC, at the time he is to leave office in less than two months.

Let's go for the truth and nothing but the truth, so help us God.


Subject: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:57 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Bra enviable thanks for reiterating the hypocrisy shrouding this redundant APC slogan. APC’s notorious Central Committee members (leadership) strongly believe Sierra Leoneans are fools. They fallaciously think "Attitudinal Change" is only for the masses.

After making so much noise about asset declaration 8 months ago, the APC leadership have now ostensibly confirmed their contempt for Sierra Leoneans by disgracefully positing that they now need 'special forms' from the acclaimed bank note printers -Thomas de la Rue, for this simple and straight forward, one-shot activity. Some of the more scrupulous APC kingpins like Victor Foh and Alfa Kanu are reported to be even blaming the ‘World Market’ for their non-compliance. Sadly though, the President himself has towed the looooooong line for these "de la Rue special forms'.

Even Oldman Zubah is not happy with EBK, his line on Cocorioko’s Home page will soon read - “Boh prezo jus handwrite yu short list par foofoo book – we go still able readam”.

The sad truth is that most of these so-called leaders were mere hustlers, who before coming to power could have counted their assets using less than 5 fingers. The strategy is to comprehensively loot our already bankrupt economy for 12-18 months, acquire properties like the Sumana million dollar home, and later claim they were businessmen before politics. But tell me reader – how can a common truck driver afford $1 million in 6 months? What is a Minister of Presidential Affairs doing - meddling with Ministry of Health contracts? Why is the President stopping Tejan Cole, the ACC Czar from quizzing Energy Minister Afsatu Kabbah for that ‘cow price’ patchy electricity? Why is Central Committee playing politics of hunger and bringing rice only for Local Council votes?

Some unpatriotic intellectual midget (usually categorized as blind stalwarts) might soon respond to these poignant questions with standardized APC retorts:

a) World Market
b) SLPP tribalist
c) EBK’s phantom efforts so far

It leaves me wondering aloud sometimes: which planet or medication are some of these chaps on?

May God severely punish guilty politicians who are playing ‘yuki yuki’ with Mama Salone. AMEN!


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Bock Jah
To: All
Date Posted: 03:53:25 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 195.172.14.94

Message:
what is so difficult about declaring assets if this government has nothing to hide 8 months is unrealistic .If the president is serious about curbing corruption this should have been the first step.They would soon be earning a reputation of saying one thing and doing exactly the opposite.


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 07:36:00 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Did Tejan Kabba and his corrupt cabal declare their assets? People waited for eleven years for that to happen but in vain.Paddy stop making noise, try to rejuvenate your stigmatized and dilapidating SLPP.


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 08:15:12 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: gateway-303.energis.gsi.gov.uk at 62.25.109.196

Message:
"Did Tejan Kabba and his corrupt cabal declare their assets? People waited for eleven years for that to happen but in vain.Paddy stop making noise, try to rejuvenate your stigmatized and dilapidating SLPP."


My friend,have you not heard EBK's clarion call for a Change of Attitude?Besides, he assumed power on the promise that Sierra Leone will be run as a business concern.In the interest of probity,do you not think declaring his assets will lay down a marker? That now my friend is a missed opportunity.If and when he does declare, it lacks all credibility.He has siphoned huge sums of money--could almost hear the 'bellas' saying 'where is the proof'-to obviate such charges, EBK would have laid bare all he got from Ritcorp and Jamil's estate.Bo mek den lef we with borku tok----Attitudinal Change - loads of hot-air signifying nothing.


Subject: SLPP NEVER PROMISED TO DO SO
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 07:58:53 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-42-184.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.42.184

Message:
Did they promise?


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:09 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
These cry babies from the thievery SLPP house hardly learn the act of civility though many came here as young boys after secured an APC scholarship! Ironically, some were giving the scholarships with the hope of helping Sierra Leone. But, today these wicked ons and daughters who cannot distinguish patriotism to partisan politicas are hell bent on destroying our country.
The SLPP tribal house does not want Sierra Leone to prosper as long as it is headed by a patriot that has no linkage to the kongobay doctrine.
Thievety SLPP sole aim is to stir trouble for the APC. But sadly, these miscreant SLPPers have made themselves a tribal entity and many Sierra Leoneans are comfortable with an APC that embrace every section and community.
The Tribal SLPPers can manufacture all kinds of lies against this progressive APC. One thing they will never succeed at is to make us forget about the SLPP manifold sins against the people of Sierra Leone. Its sponsore RUF operation and its killing of innocent people plus the marginalisation of Sierra Leoneans who do not speak the SLPP language.
We will never forgive the SLPP for killing our innocent brothers and sisters.


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: My mother was a chi cha..
To: All
Date Posted: 10:07:29 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
OK OK OK.

Yes yes yes.. SLPP was all the above and some more.
We know. But you are way off tangent.

Archichudes need be changed.
And cannot be changed by going back to the "THEY WERE", "HE SHOUlD HAVE", "WE WAS".

Lets concentrate on the "WE WILL".

LIKE,

WHEN IS ERNEST DECLARING HIS ASSETS AS HE PROMISED?

If you can answer that with a straight face and with salone in your veins then you can curse SLPP all you want for missed opportunities.

Ernest NOW has the opportunity to set the standard. Should we give him a pass, or is he goign to be the man of change he promised us??????


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 14:13:55 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
The SLPP promised to put food into the table of every Sierra Leonean and build a bridge across the Freetown estuaries.
Now EBK is the first President to call for the declaration of asset. I think it is cruel and unfair on your part to scream foul that the President has not fulfilled his promise after eight months in government. There are legal intricacies that require time and pace. It is a novelty for a Sierra leonean government to create an asset Commission at this in its history. Has the SLPP clique asked themselves why they dumped Sierra Leone in the gutter during its long term rule?
These are the questions i think SLPP tribalists need to be tackled and find a way to apologise to the people of Sierra Leone for setting its house in fire.
SLPPers obsession must be directed at its officials who failed to utilise the billion of dollars that the World gave to build the country.
SLPPers can you define what is a Patriot?


Subject: Salone boy een chi cha - u sabi chi oooh
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 11:04:08 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.24

Message:
People like Salone boy are so dishonest, they always respond to any justified criticism using the standard APC Central Committe answers identified by Mr Margai -

a) World Market
b) SLPP tribalist or something...
c) Fine boy Ernest's phantom efforts so far

Salone boy is a clone of the Alpha Kanus x Victor Fohs - innately corrupt. He is your typical unpatriotic intellectual midget. Read all his posts the all have the above options. He literally just copies and pastes them.



Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Diasporan
To: All
Date Posted: 10:57:20 05/06/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
You need to change your achichud young man.


Subject: President Koroma's traveling details and contracts awards
From: Patriot
To: All
Date Posted: 16:47:47 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 204.14.42.190

Message:
President Koroma's traveling details and contracts. for more check www.ernestkoroma.org/ind.html


Subject: Re: President Koroma's traveling details and contracts awards
From: Mohamed A. Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 20:30:39 05/09/08 ()
Email Address: Saghinosoccerworld@yahoo.com
Entered From: ool-457951c4.dyn.optonline.net at 69.121.81.196

Message:
2012 will bring you the opportunity to contest for the presidential election. For now worry about the child support payments you have not made to your ex-wife, as the court ordered, for the past six months. Please stop telling people that you are a student at Howard University. There is nothing wrong with working there as a security guard. You left my cousin with four kids in freetown 20 years ago. You haven't been back since.But you are running your mouth like you know what is actually going on back home.


Subject: Although a Limba, the President is .mendacious
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 18:37:52 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.20

Message:
What the President is saying in the press release is hardly distinguishable from 419.

His first tour alone to Burkina Faso via other West African Countries is estimated at US$ 250,000 (including per diem for his entourage). Should he continue taking Sierra Leoneans as fools. We shall publish a comprehensive list of some of these extravagant trips.

Please someone tell me what rebel collaborator Burkina Faso of all places have to offer Mama Salone. Mr President do not take us fools. We know you like traveling with 'kabudus' and dishing out hefty per diem to sychophants - because "nar we tem dis".

Where are we going next Mr Tourist President? Burma/Myanmar? or Afghanistan or the Republic of Abkhazia?


Subject: Think Tank Freetown: Free Indeed!
From: Think Tank
To: All
Date Posted: 16:14:27 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Think Tank Freetown: Free Indeed!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Umaru Fofana


Welcome to Freetown, where freedom means anything but freedom. True to its name, Freetown is free, but for all the wrong reasons. It is nauseating! It is smelly! It is noisy! It is congested! It is filthy! All unnecessarily!


Sewers burst all over the place, from the doorstep of Commercial Bank and the police headquarters, to Wallace-Johnson and Lightfoot Boston streets. And no-one seems to care. Freetown where is your freedom?
Not for the first time, human excreta welcome people in the morning and bid them farewell in the evening.

The poignant stench of what must be deposited only and not seen is visible for all to see. This has taken away the metaphorical flag pin of succour, sanctuary and heavenly bliss and breeze from the town's lapel
When last year human faeces oozed out in front of the Sierra Leone News Agency headquarters, they walked their feet out.

The city council denied responsibility. Ministry of Health said the same. The agency had to part with their hard-earned money to have it fixed by a private person.


The authorities have failed to authorise the right thing. Invariably, the inhabitants cannot be more irresponsible. Freetown is a town where street-trading is unlawful. But the traders cannot care less. After all they can make it all happen. Their numerical strength goes a long way in electing lawmakers. So they break the law because these lawmakers feel politically obliged to them; damning the vast majority.

Consequently, the street traders lord it over the law and the very lawmakers. Lawmakers who do not only turn a blind eye to the traders' outlawed behaviour but they also open their eyes widely to protect them.
Freetown is a place where the police have shouted their uvulae out assuring a control of the streets.


But it is a city where the police have abysmally failed in bringing about the barest order to the streets. Remember Operation Free Flow? If anything it clogged the streets even more. All thanks to the indecisiveness of the police and the indecision of the municipal council and the central governments.


Here, every corner is a car park. Taxi and Poda Poda drivers park everywhere and anywhere to collect or drop off passengers. Private car owners are also reckless. They park even on zebra crossings and abandon their vehicles there for hours. Sometimes, and in some places too numerous to list here drivers throw the no-double-parking rule out of the window and park anyway.


Their excuse, rightly or wrongly, is that there are no car parks. And no-one seems to care. The city council does not even talk about it. The central government is not even bothered by it. How can they, when they have convoys and state-sanctioned passage without ache?
To make matters worse, garages are sprouting up on streets.


This, despite warnings by the police. The authorities who cannot implement existing laws and rules are imposing more. Hear the latest laughable on by the city municipality, threatening to charge anyone who drops a litter on the streets will be charged Le 100,000.


You know what this is akin to? Introducing congestion fees in Freetown. A town that has an epileptic public transport system. Agreed that littering the streets is uncivilised and backward. But where are the street dustbins?


Have you ever felt like easing yourself in the city centre? You go pis pa u sef! This explains why the stench of urine on many street corners. You stand the risk of contracting a disease of some sort if you manage to make it to the toilet at Bus Park or Salad Grounds.


Talking about Salad Grounds, the audacious day light robbery in that area is breathlessly stunning. There they don't pick your pocket, they root it out! With impunity!


Have you been in the east of town in the evening hours? The stream of people walking towards UpGun resembles the biblical exodus. The congestion in the city has meant that cars and human traffic has had a new meaning. And the authorities are not even talking about it let alone finding a solution to it.


In Freetown, every corner is a street shop. Street-traders say they do not have a market to trade in. But the Kissy Road market is empty. Victoria Park has had to be taken over by cookery and drug sellers, ably aided by gamblers because no-one else was willing to use it. The former government would not take them off the streets for selfish political considerations.

Their presidential candidate Solomon Berewa was even reported to have sanctioned street-trading. He did not confirm it, but never denied it either. Yet they voted against him.


Now it is the turn of the APC. The government feel obliged to the traders and are turning a blind eye to the eyesore the latter have turned the city into. Now the ambivalence in dealing with it has been eclipsed by municipal council election considerations. And after that, the 2012 polls will be the reason for indecision. And on, and on, and on.


Meanwhile the candidates for July's mayoral election are not bothered by it. To discipline street-traders is a vote-loser. They are concerned with trivialities as they bewilder themselves in a brand of bumbling buffoonery. No ideas, nothing! No issues, nothing! Basking on the glory of the political party they represent, or their independent candidacy. Interested only in the glitz and glamour that go with the office, and wallowing in imaginations that they will soon be called or continue to be being called “Your Lordship or Worship” or whatever it is.


Some Freetown inhabitants are just as reckless. Litters are littered from inside vehicles. Some others do so from their homes and dump the rubbish into the very, very few sewers there are in a city. Blocking them and consequently causing flooding. Their excuse is that council officials refuse to collect the refuse.


But the same Council collects market dues from traders who sell on streets where trading is prohibited. Thereby condoning the takeover of Guard Street, Abacha Street, et al, by traders who have an unimaginable gumption emboldened by people who behave with no compunction.


If the APC need reminding, they need look no further than 2002. President Tejan Kabbah won more percentage points in Freetown then than President Ernest Koroma did last year. Five years on, look at the outright rejection of the SLPP.
Here the assortment of ethnicities means government performance or the lack of it, determines success or failure at the polls. In the words of John Kenneth Gailbraith, “Nothing is so admirable in politics, as a short memory”.


That's for our elected politicians. And for our candidates for Mayor of Freetown, they are probably banking on Frank Dane when he said, “Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.” Please think again. However important Freetown is too shameful a place for any of the candidates to be allowed to take its residents for granted.


By Umaru Fofana


Subject: Dennis Marke For Sierra Leone Customs Again?
From: Standard Times
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:47 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Standard Times

Dennis Marke For Sierra Leone Customs Again?
Posted by on May 5, 2008, 00:00



Dennis Marke, a very popular name in custom mafia is going back to the Sierra Leone customs to continue his practice. Ha! Ha! Ha! Wonders never end in Busy Bee’s republic, a new recruit of the immature and inexperienced new Commissioner of the National Revenue Authority, after some pep talks had taken place. Did Commissioner General Alieu Sesay find out why the SLPP showed him the exit door after falsifying certificates in Ghana purporting to be trained as special Customs and Excise investigator?

Did the new Commissioner find out that after verification by the Ministry of Education, Marke’s falsified qualification did not pass the test? The creature knows that this is Salone where everything and anything can take place without authentication. Wow, the faker goes back to harass importers of goods and service. Did Alieu Sesay know that Marke bought a house in London that had been seized by one of his concubines that he snatched from one of his best friends, a sea fearer, when Bra was not around? Oh, Commissioner Alieu, beware how you mingle with these people for some of them bankrolled the other side during the election and now they are behaving innocent children, but yea, they are the Ahab’s of this Republic and your party. Competence is far away from them if that is what you are arguing about.

Did Marke tell you about the Le9.6 billion “permit-gate” how they manipulated it for their pockets? Bee wants Commissioner Sesay to watch his steps and take cautious and preventive action. Don’t be carried away by Mohammed Bamba, the creature knows them all. By the way, Bee wants to know whether or not permission was sought from the Board before recalling the faker back to work or arrangement was done in one small corner at Syke Street. The creature pause for an answer.


Subject: Unprecedented Hike in The Prices of Goods Brings More Headac
From: Hike
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:02 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Unprecedented Hike in The Prices of Goods Brings More Headache For Sierra Leoneans
Posted by on May 5, 2008, 00:35



Amidst the unprecedented hike in the prices of goods and services, particularly basic food stuffs, the impoverished people of this beloved nation are now left to battle with the seemingly sudden increase in the price of fuel products. This is not the first increase in the prices of fuel product, it is however considered to be (perhaps) the most frustrating increase, considering the current socio-economic hardship being incredibly suffered by all Sierra Leoneans.

Even those Sierra Leoneans, within the provincial areas who mostly do not own cars and probably not experiencing any direct or automatic effect of an increase in the prices of fuel product have already begun feeling the unbearable and the effect. Of course the inhabitants of the big towns in Sierra Leone, especially those within the Freetown Municipality may have been taken aback with overwhelming surprises, when they would have been told to pay a price higher than before for either their transport fare or fuel products.

Sincerely, the increases in the prices of fuel products are not the machination of President Ernest Bai Koroma, nor his ruling All Peoples Congress government, rather it is as a result of the global increase in fuel products as show-cased by the World Market. The implication or rationale here is that even though the leadership of our hungry nation could institute some brilliant policies to mitigate the direct cost effect of the fuel products on the citizenry of this nation, much could not be done by his person to really minimize the pressure on Sierra Leoneans. But this does not mean President Ernest Bai Koroma has no obligation to Sierra Leoneans.

Every reasonable Sierra Leoneans would have long ago understood that the Sierra Leone People’s Party government was voted out of office not because they did not create the enabling environment for the growth and development of this nation, it was simply because its leadership did not set its National Policy Agenda to meet with the scale of preference of Sierra Leoneans and importantly go beyond the obvious to meet the basic needs of its people. Subsequently, despite all the positive inputs they made in the development of this country, Sierra Leoneans aggressively voted them out of governance for their omissions. The point this writer is bringing home now is that President Ernest Bai Koroma and his government might exonerate themselves now but the effect of this action, if at all taken, would be greater than its course.

Within the twinkle of an eye, Sierra Leoneans have begun experiencing the adverse effects of the fuel increase in price. The new effect has seriously added more problems to the existing headache of all Sierra Leoneans. Apart from the fact that drivers of commercial vehicles have instantly increased the existing transport fares, which in itself were a burden, all other goods and services within the private sector are now joining up. Sierra Leoneans are now left with the perennial headache that the best of medical practitioners would not be able to provide curative and preventive remedies.

But as a nation and a responsible government we must, without delay patriotically operationalize policies that would usher in and placate the pains all of us are enduring. That our economic problem has been disastrous not only because of the world increases in the prices of fuel product but principally because of our failure as a nation to operate a productive economy other than a consumer economy; and address the twin problems of inflation and unemployment. These have been the economic vices that continue to embarrass the impoverished people of this nation.

One could easily interpret from common knowledge that if a nation is entirely bent on consuming what is being produced in another country without producing anything there is always bound to be problems. This is because, if the producing nations stop or reduce its productivity, it would either result into an increase in the prices of the goods being produced or experience scarcity of goods and services. Both outcomes would have adverse effects on the consumer economy. This is exactly what is prevalent in Sierra Leone; and until this problem is nationally addressed by all, we shall continue to spend more funds on health care and low quality imported food items. As an immediate solution to the problem, the government and people of this nation must embark on a massive agricultural productivity nationwide and also make it a policy for senior state functionaries to own a firm or an industry of good quality.These conditions will seriously contribute to the food sufficiency drive of our nation and turn around in our economy.

Without overemphasizing, the policy of owning a farm or an industry if at all operationalize will drastically reduce the unbearable state of unemployment in the nation. This in turn will help in the growth and sustainable development of our nation. But as it is now, even if the prices of fuel products are to be reduced by 50%, there would still be economic hardship in the country; and this is as a result of the alarming rate of unemployment in Sierra Leone. It is no exaggeration that the economic dependants by far exceed those that are gainfully employed. The question that has an obvious answer is what do Sierra Leoneans expect in this kind of situation?

For as much as we have understood the problems of this nation, we are loudly aware that inflation is a pivotal issue. This again must be addressed by the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma, if the economic malaise of Sierra Leoneans must come to pass.

From the ongoing economic trend, one could easily predict more headaches not only for Sierra Leoneans, but the world all over, if structures are not put in place to institute the much needed change. Sierra Leoneans must however be cognizant of the fact that it is not an Ernest Koroma or APC affair but a collective responsibility


Subject: Good analysis but inappropriate for APC Central Committee
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:22:54 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.24

Message:
A very well written piece - well thought out and logically presented.

Unfortunately writer,this piece is too sophisticated for the APC Central Committee. The leadership is numb to the current distress faced by Sierra Leoneans and are not even aware that things are getting tougher under their watch, let alone admit it. A starting point must be, acknowledging the increasingly dire situation.

Secondly they must stop their extravagant spending sprees - like plane loads to Rebel haven Burkina Faso; $5 million/month lecky bills; buying $1 million homes; Some Ministers consuming 200 gallons of petrol/week; na we tem dis attitude;advocating higher prices for essential drugs - like in the Alfa Kan Nigerian 419 pharmaceutical saga, rice 4 votes ...

Simply put, the leadership badly needs to demonstrate some iota of decency and prudence in their frenzied 'get rich quick' scams and overtly tribalistic appointments (as CF Margai have highlighted).

How can you cure an ailment when you do not think you have one? Frankly I think EBK should have stuck to retail Insurance - that was a more legitimate scam. His lack of leadership in simple things like declaring assets and preventing ACC boss from doing his job is dishonesty. He cannot continue hiding behind the 'fine boy' image ... he shall be unmasked soon, and very soon indeed.



Subject: A good family's name is cleansed
From: Kolleh Dumbuya (Super K)
To: All
Date Posted: 13:28:44 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac864566.ipt.aol.com at 172.134.69.102

Message:
As one of the persons closest to the Kabs-Kanu family, I want to thank Awareness Times for apologising to Rev. Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu and admitting that the stories published by them about this godly woman were false. The apology and detraction will not surprise those of us who know the Kabs-Kanu family. We knew all along that they were false. This is one of the most upright, God-fearing families here in New Jersey. Once again,thanks to Awareness Times for demonstrating strength of character.


Subject: Re: A good family's name is cleansed
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 14:24:04 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 57-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.57

Message:
Super K please, contact me winifred75@yahoo.com
thanks


Subject: A good family's name is cleansed
From: Kolleh Dumbuya ( Super K)
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:47 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac864566.ipt.aol.com at 172.134.69.102

Message:
As one of the persons closest to the Kabs-Kanu family, I want to thank Awareness Times for apologising to Rev. Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu and admitting that the stories published by them about this godly woman was false. The apology and detraction will not surprise those of us who know the Kabs-Kanu family. We knew all along that they were false. This is one of the most upright, God-fearing families here in New Jersey. Once again,thanks to Awareness Times for demonstrating strength of character.


Subject: The Passing of "Shembu"
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 11:33:03 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.23.73

Message:
Forumites,

I have just learnt with sadness that the brother who was known as "Shembu" on this forum has passed away. He was a good friend and I will surely miss him.


Subject: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:28 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ln1-50-970r981.gsu.edu at 131.96.89.181

Message:
Sierra Leone looks like a country where political slogans are coined and thrown around like improperly-discarded cigarettes. Almost every joker who comes to power participates in neologism, stitching new words and slogans without actually living by the tenets behind such slogans. "Change of Attitude" is the latest craze in sloganeering, and the APC is milking this slogan for all its appeal. Minister Alpha Kanu recently stoked up the popular appeal in that slogan by making a lengthy speech about the need for solutions to national problems and the dire need for change.
What I found hypocritical is the fact only recently, Minister Kanu was the same man who attempted to twist the arms of the "Standard Times" over that newspaper's uncovering of alleged misdeeds at the Ministry of Health. Rather than prove his innocence by telling the public the true nature of the alleged scam and his level of involvement thereof, minister Kanu chose to threaten the newspaper by asking for a prompt recantation of the story!

What attitudes are being changed when those preaching CHANGE continue to act like imperial overlords? The APC is not fooling anyone--at least not those wizened by 24 years of Ekutay's defilement of Sierra Leone. I know a changed attitude when I see it in action. Using the powers of one's office to muffle a newspaper does not constitute a change of attitude. The APC reminds me of the legendary emperor who felt so dazed by political power that citizens could not tell him to put on his robes even when he walked unclothed. "Change of Attitude" is nothing order than a cliche in the mouths of recidivists.


Subject: Re: APC Hypocrisy At Work: Where's The Change of Attitude?
From: Sabi Nor Get Worry
To: All
Date Posted: 18:38:35 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Thank you for exposing what these hypocrites are doing. Attitude change begins with them. But they are not doing it


Subject: VISTRO DEAD?
From: SIK
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:42 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
Entered From: lgrt-78.dhcp.umass.edu at 128.119.230.78

Message:
One of my brothers in Sierra Leone informed me that Vistro is dead. He got the sad news from Magboroka Old Boys Association (MOBA) website or list serve (I can't remember which one). Vistro was in New Jersey. PLEASE HELP ME, I'M SHOCKED!!


Subject: Re: VISTRO DEAD?
From: Albert Moinina
To: All
Date Posted: 11:34:56 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 213.42.23.73

Message:
Check the MOBA website. It is true. Sad indeed.


Subject: Look for countries of interest.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:48:21 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Look for U.S.A, Britain, Sierra Leone, Afghanistant, Liberia, Russia, Pakistan, Kwait, Iran and Iraq to name a few.
Thank you for not being confused.
I love you too and my name is Bambay Lansana Kamara (FBI.)


Subject: ALPHA KAN ON ATTITUDINAL CHANGE
From: GASSIM CONTEH
To: All
Date Posted: 07:46:27 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: gassimc@yahoo.com
Entered From: 5accb269.bb.sky.com at 90.204.178.105

Message:
Good speech, Mr minister. I cannot agree more. You've catalogued all the problems holding back the much needed development in mother Salone. The need for attitudinal change as primary step towards the search for a solution to these canker worms cannot be over-emphasized.

What most Sierra Leoneans are thinking, having read/listened to your speech is whether this is not just another political speech. You did hasten to assure readers/listeners that this is not just another political speech. Hope that is the case. Sierra Leoneans have suffered for far too long and what they need now is not mere acknowledgement of the problems but actual solutions.

The issue of attitudinal change is very challenging and it requires the unfliching commitment of every Soerra Leonean. But we should not shy away from the fact that the initiative has to be taken by the government. By this I mean funtionaries should set the brightest examples for all to emulate (Leading from the front). The argument here is that since it is a proven fact that corruption is the biggest obstacle to development, then it goes without saying that those likely to be corrupted are the ones that need to search themselves first. This does not mean that only they need attitudinal change. But emphasis must not be misplaced.


Subject: Re: ALPHA KAN ON ATTITUDINAL CHANGE
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 13:38:11 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Gassim, do not listen to Alpha Kanu, he is only talking because talk is cheap and he thinks he will score political points.
Those of us who know him, will agree that he does not have the morale authority to tell any person about "A CHANGE OF ATTITUDE".
He is one of the so many leaders who show the wrong attitude on a daily basis, in the discharge of his state duties.
If you can not translate your words into actions, then you are a little man of NO SIGNIFICANCE.
Alpha Kanu must be the first person to change his attitude, so that other people will copy his example.
If Alpha Kanu has the right attitude, he will resign his position as a minister because of what he did to our people who went to Hajj a few years ago. At this time we do not need TALK SHOW HOSTS, we need leaders with a clean records, who can show our people good examples.


Subject: Washington DC Diaspora meeting update
From: Fernano Po
To: All
Date Posted: 07:38:49 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
please if anyone has more info on the diaspora meeting , could they be kind enough to post details for us who live far away from Washington.


Subject: COCORIOKO APOLOGISES TO MR. AND MRS. BABATUNDE BLYDEN
From: Cocorioko
To: All
Date Posted: 07:28:50 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
An apology to Mr. Babatunde Blyden and Mrs. Sylvia Blyden Sr.
Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited
Monday, 05 May 2008
During a recent internet misunderstanding between the Editors of Cocorioko and Awareness Times , some people took advantage of the conflict to make some very erroneous and misleading posts on the Cocorioko Forum about two very respectable Sierra Leoneans who have contributed their quota to the development of our country --Mr. Babatunde Blyden and his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Blyden Sr.
The charges made against the couple have been found to be ludicrous and deliberately misleading . The Blyden couple worked for the government of Sierra Leone and acquitted themselves creditably in their respective vocations.

Mrs. Blyden, who rose to the rank of Permanent Secretary, was victimized by the then ruling SLPP government, after the AFRC Coup was reversed , for staying at her post as mandated by Civil Service standard procedure, instead of leaving the job as the President Tejan Kabbah government wanted civil servants to do in protest against the junta. Mrs.Blyden was involved in no wrong doing as civil servants are mandated to insulate themselves from politics. She was just one of the hundreds of people victimized by the system following the return to power of the overthrown government .

Mr. Blyden is a responsibe and respectable father , with no moral reproach whatsover.

THE COCORIOKO NEWSPAPER LIMITED WISHES TO EXTEND ITS UNRESERVED APOLOGIES TO MR. BABATUNDE AND MRS. SYLVIA BLYDEN SR. FOR THE ERRONEOUS POSTS . EFFORTS WILL BE MADE TO STEM THE TIDE OF NUISANCE AND DEFAMATORY POSTS ON THE FORUM .

Mr. Babatunde and Mrs.Sylvia Blyden SR. have retired from government service and are now living a quiet and peaceful life in the United Kingdom , while being very active in their church. Mrs Blyden has often engaged in community service and we hope to reproduce an article we published in 2005 when she received an award for her service.

Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2008 )


Subject: AWARENESS TIMES APOLOGISES TO REV. TIGIDANKAY KABS-KANU
From: Awareness Times
To: All
Date Posted: 07:00:40 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Sierra Leone's Tigidankay Kabs Kanu is a respected Woman of God


By Awareness Times


May 4, 2008, 10:57 Email this article

The Editorial Board of Awareness Times will like to apologise to Revd (Mrs.) Tigidankay Kabs Kanu of New Jersey for reporting on a very erroneous allegation that had been floated about her. The facts now available to us show that on the contrary, she is a righteous and strong woman of God who has been an inspiration to many upcoming Sierra Leonean women and men in New Jersey and all over the United States of America.

Just like CNN made a mistake in the last few days to state that Sierra Leone sells petrol at over $18 a gallon, so also do smaller news outlets make similar mistakes. However, like CNN quickly corrected its mistake, so also has the Awareness Times team decided that we should correct anyone who might have believed what was being said and published about Reverend (Mrs.) Tigidankay Kabs Kanu, a holy woman of God.

We hope this sincere apology from our entire team will inspire Reverend (Mrs.) Tigidankay Kabs Kanu to reach for even higher heights.


Subject: Whither Patrick Bockarie, Anthony Sisay and SLID?
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 06:19:53 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Patrick I hope you have not given up.I have a bridge model which will be of use to you and your SLID proposal.Tell me how I can get it to you.I have used CATIA V5 R17 program to create the model. Incase you don't have such program you can download a trial version from mininova.org. Waiting to hear from you.


Subject: An apology to Mr. Babatunde Blyden and Mrs. Sylvia Blyden Sr
From: Heengeh
To: All
Date Posted: 01:03:30 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-224-208-70.nycmny.fios.verizon.net at 96.224.208.70

Message:
Yes you are right in Sierra leone these two are consider honourable people...but what happen when one takes his/her family on excursion with government money.
Can this honorable family tell us where the money came from for their family to visit china during the bejin women forum?


Subject: A class act
From: Donald Osman
To: All
Date Posted: 22:26:25 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: dosman@leadglobal.net
Entered From: mail.yfci.net at 68.165.96.68

Message:
Kabs et all I want to congratulate you and the entire Cocorioko establishment for the apology made to Mr & Mrs Babatunde Blyden Sr. It took guts, integrity and courage to make such a gesture. This act of yours betrays a strength of character that is worthy of emulation and commendation. This is the stuff that good leadership is made of. Thanks for setting the pace for us to follow.


Subject: Re: A class act
From: Angthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 02:34:04 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.135

Message:
In support of brother Donald Osman, I commend Mr. Kabs Kanu and his entire staff of the popular COCORIOKO FORUM for defusing the row between him and the Blyden family. To be frank, that of their misunderstanding was taking a great toll on the debate regarding vital national matters.

May peace and understanding prevail among the Sierra Leone family both at home and abroad.


Subject: Re: A class act
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:38:45 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac864566.ipt.aol.com at 172.134.69.102

Message:
Actually, some Sierra Leoneans played a great part in diffusing the conflict. We will mention their names when all the retractions have been completed.

MEANWHILE, we call on forumites not to respond to these messages. Just leave things as they are.We don't want comments that may look to be demonizing one party and extolling the other.

Let's all just put this sad chapter behind us and move on. May God bless us all.


Subject: Re: A class act
From: Ahmad Tejan Koromah
To: All
Date Posted: 23:37:43 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: ahmedtejan@hotmail.com
Entered From: ip70-174-130-72.dc.dc.cox.net at 70.174.130.72

Message:

"Hear, hear!"

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power."
-Abraham Lincoln


Subject: The Great Kadi Lewalley Turns 50.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 20:50:51 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Mrs. Kadi Lewalley a very distinguish Sierra Leonean in MD, celebrated her 50th birthday above the weekend. On behalf of the entire Sierra Leonean community, I congratulate, Mrs. Kadi Lewalley and I wish her many more birthdays to come.
Mrs. Lewalley is a very valuable person to our community in this country. She Is always willing to do SERVICE to her fellow country men/women.
I encourage everybody to copy Kadi's good examples in our community. I am sure if every Sierra leonean ensures that he/she is valuable to our community, we will have a better and stronger community.
Once again I congratulate Mrs. Kadi Lewalley and I pray that the Almighty God will continue to bless and keep her in good health.


Subject: Re: The Great Kadi Lewalley Turns 50.
From: Bra Bod
To: All
Date Posted: 14:45:53 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: dele25@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-70-17-102-120.res.east.verizon.net at 70.17.102.120

Message:
Happy 50th Aunty Kadi, hope you have many more years to come so you can enjoy your lucrative MC business
which somehow passes for Community service in Maryland.


Subject: Re: The Great Kadi Lewalley Turns 50.
From: fatmama
To: All
Date Posted: 11:50:19 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
happy birthday kadi, hope you will lose some weight .


Subject: Re: The Great Kadi Lewalley Turns 50.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 11:23:03 05/05/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Is this the same aunty kadi in Maryland..?
Who is one of our best MC's in our small community..?
If it is.. i wish her a great 50th and many many more.. birthdays..

Aunty Kadi nah sober woman nah we community..


Subject: Re: The Great Kadi Lewalley Turns 50.
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 02:08:45 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: soribabureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.135

Message:
"What do you think the reward of a good doer should be? Surely, goodness should be reciprocated to the same doer". This quotation is from the Holy Quran.

I don't know Ms. Kadi Lewalley in person, but would like to join brother Alpha Saidu Bangura - on his personal testimony of Ms. Kadi Lewalley in commending the good deeds to her community. May Allah continue to grant her the ability to do more.

Keep it up sister Kadi Lewalley. God bless you.


Subject: Re: The Great Kadi Lewalley Turns 50.
From: Man pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 21:02:45 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: Man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-100.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.100

Message:
Saidu, I hope you will not tell Mrs. Lewally that you are bereaved so that she will help you with some cash.


Subject: MILTON MARGAI IN PLAGIARISM
From: Raphael Jones
To: All
Date Posted: 19:25:23 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: jonesraphael65@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 61.177.142.228

Message:

Trends in Food Science & Technology
Volume 18, Issue 12, December 2007, Pages 599-608
Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Review
RETRACTED: Biologically active components and nutraceuticals in sesame and related products: a review and prospect
Philip John Kanu, Kerui Zhu, Jestina Baby Kanu, Huiming Zhou,Haifeng Qiana and Kexue Zhua
State Key Laboratory of School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, 1800 Lihu Road, Wuxi 214122, PR China
Milton Margai College of Education and Technology—Affiliated to the University of Sierra Leone, Goderich Campus, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Available online 3 July 2007.
This article has been retracted at the request of the Editor-in-Chief. Please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/withdrawalpolicy).
Reason: It has been drawn to the Editors' attention that this paper contains significant parts copied (without citing the reference) from a previously published paper: Biologically Active Components and Nutraceuticals in Peanuts and Related Products: Review. Joel Isanga and Guo-Nong Zhang, Food Reviews International, 23 (2007) 123–140. As it duplicated previously published material, we must retract the paper published in Trends in Food Science & Technology.
Check this website for confirmation
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science
Corresponding author. Tel.: +86 510 85913539; fax: +86 510 85329037.


Subject: Petrol in Sierra Leone $18.00
From: Fox False report
To: All
Date Posted: 18:34:02 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
Fox five news in Washington, DC today reported that Sierra Leone has the highest price of petrol in the world at $18.00. I was about to invest 10 million dollars in Sierra Leone but this report has made me to change my plans.


Subject: Campaign Promises
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 11:56:35 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: c-68-48-143-64.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.48.143.64

Message:
Dear Mr President, It's been eight months since you were inaugurated and your team installed to govern Sierra Leone. However,before you got there you asked the people of Sierra Leone to trust you to be different which they did overwhelmingly on election day. As a non-partisan I've observed with great interest your speed to implement one of your campaign promises to return Freetown to the twenty first century by providing electricity for its residents.I do applaud you and your team for job well done and I believe you have made great progress in making this gain permanent with the eventual completion of Bumbuna.You are also making progress in opening up the country to foreign Investors other than mining companies I hope this would continue for the long run. However, my concerns are with the promises that would not cost a penny to implement but are yet to be in place.Declaration of assets by all who work for you,not appointing any memeber of parliament to the cabinet[bye elections costs for these seats avoidabale] and also empowering the Anti Corruption Commission to prosecute rogues wherever they are found.Mr President,You were not a poor man before you ran and you are not a poor man now.No one would doubt that you've been in the private sector for more than twenty five years and expect you to be poor.However, your credibilty is at stake by your continuing protection of some political oppurtunists who didn't believe you were capable of victory during the last elections.Stand up to them now before it's too late.You have wide spread support now amongst the people in Sierra Leone and the diaspora that means political capital,please use some of it now. I hope these observations would not bring the sycophants accusing me of being a SLPP of which I'm not. I am just a patriot who wants to see you succeed. Goodluck Mr Prsident and May God guide you.


Subject: Investment Bond- A good idea
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 10:32:53 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
Barack Obama once said, sometimes good ideas die because people are not willing to include everybody to make it happen. There are a lot of good Sierra leoneans who do not participate in this forum but may be willing to participate in a venture like this. But the idea of participating in an investment venture by invitation only smacks the whole idea of capital generation. My suggestion to those who may want to make this a reality is to request that whoever is interested submit a commitment of how much they intend to invest in the program and then we would realise how much is committed and how to iniate the bond. It is the same way IPO's are done.Secondly, there has to be a mass publication through this outlet and others to generate the enthusiam and support for this program
This in my opinion is a win win for anyone who participate and for the country. Imagine how many times you or me have lost one, two hundred dollars .This one is a risk I do not mind taking.
Finally, someone in this forum wrote that saloneman so so talk talk.My response to him is that you start by talking.I have said it before and I am saying it again, count me in. All my post in this forum, I use my name, no monikers. Thanks


Subject: Re: Investment Bond- A good idea
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:34 05/05/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Oh fullah man en money.....befoh dat ee go die day!

Reminds me of my wife who hails from Labeh. Boy this lady likes everything about money and really knows how to generate income! She is a nurse but think about every single money-making activity like mainly business she is there. Whether it is importing goods from Salone, Guinea, the US etc. she is involved. I really admire your income-generating talent!


Subject: Re: Investment Bond- A good idea
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 11:01:56 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
Mohammed, send an email to salone@diasporainvestment.com and you will be invited.

Thanks
PS: Just look at the amount of trouble people cause here because they can hide under monikers. We will not go down that path :)


Subject: Todays's quote
From: Quote
To: All
Date Posted: 05:04:22 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
To rejoice in another's prosperity, is to give content to your own lot: to mitigate another's grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own.
Thomas Edwards


Subject: Do yer Fambul dem, Low Grade and Saloneman, who is or should
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:23 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-84-9-61-204.dslgb.com at 84.9.61.204

Message:
Do yer Fambul dem, Low Grade and Saloneman, who is or should be Frustated?

"You are frustrated about the tremendeous successes been produced by our President." Saloneman.

"You are so frustrated about the positive results of our president that your brain is clogged up not knowing failures from successes." Saloneman again?

How can i be frustrated when i was born in the greatest Country on earth. In Brentwood Essex, GREAT BRITAIN. How can i be frustrated when with all the apc/cocorioko global famine excuses, i still had a proper English fry-up for breakfast this morning. How can i be frustrated when, if i feel like going home Sierra Leone today, my lovely wife will get me the best casada leaf, petehteh leaf, ogerie, dry kutah, kanda and the best palm oil (Saymai) from either Dalston or Peckham Markets in London. Even though none of these foodstuffs are being produced here. How can i be frustrated when, if i don't fancy a kebab for lunch today, i will get the best kankankan from my boy Kalizo on Southampton way in south east London.How can i be frustrated when i have my own CCTV Installation business running confirm in the UK? How can i be frustrated when i know nothing about BLACKOUT, how can i be frustrated when i feel no apc suck air? And finally, how can i be frustrated when my team Man.U is just 180 minutes away from doing the double on Chelsea?

By your Moniker, I think it should be the other way round. Because at 47 years, your are still lying on your back, pointing to your empty stomach, and not your back because your paralysis has nothing to do with back pain, but apc Suck Air. And you are not even showing any sign of creeping let alone starting to walk. You live in the darkest place on earth, you are so lazy to even clean your yard hence the KILIMANJARO mountain of garbage. And what have you got to show for your 23 years in power? A stadium with a malfunctioning score board, an incomplete central bank building, a hydro that cannot even supply power during the raining season to the very village where the dam is. A flagship Wahman Abu footpath oops New road with no signpost. Voucher-gate/squander-gate, deceit,lies, harassment of opponents and anything that goes with backwardness.

You say I am frustrated about the positive results of our rogue trader? I am not the one telling him "KAKA WE NOR WAN YERRI" I am not in the menie menie street traders brigade who were promised rice on commission paper (CHIT) by the rogue trader. But after seven months of natin nor happin, are now telling him "NOR TO KOROMA LEHT WE DAE YEAT" Even my good friend Lawyer Isacdari, was crossed with apc the other day for not been able to do simple things like tiding up a changing room and marking a football pitch. Although he was quick to lace up his boot and plant a firm kick on my butt when i tried to make a meal of it. My brother, I am bitter with successive apc politicians taking us for jolly rides in OMOLANKAYS whilst the rogue trader cruises in a tinted BLACK SHIP along the pampana river. And if at age 47, you, salonemen is not frustrated with u STATE EN CONDITION, then you should change that moniker to Christopher Columbus, damn nasty Lair. Have a wicked bank holiday cos am off on a bender.


Subject: Re: Do yer Fambul dem, Low Grade and Saloneman, who is or sh
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 08:52:50 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Why would you take the clown "Saloneman" seriously? He is simply one of those quintessential batoman that characterise APC supporters.

I just read his posts to laugh... will never take him seriously.


Subject: Saloneman nor sabi natin
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:49:22 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Low grade relax yah. Saloneman is just one of those blind supporters with very little depth. I treat most of his rants with a pinch of salt.

The man is just a tiny, powerless, misguided foot soldier period. I would just ignore him honestly.

Stay bless brother LGSS - keep up your hard work in the UK and don't mind idle thugs like moniker Saloneman.


Subject: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 04:21:19 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
The APC's "politics of hunger" strategy will be implemented shortly before the imminent Local Council elections. The 'quick fix' plan is to distribute rice through APC candidates for their wards for low prices in exchange for votes. This plan will be backed up by a sustained radio propaganda targeting rural areas announcing that EBK's promise of cheap rice is here for good.

The treachery of the scam though as Victor B Foh (Sec Gen APC) boasted to me "Salone pipul nor hat for fool", ... is that this rice supply will be strictly for votes. Once people have voted, they will go back to the usual "World Market" excuses and let hunger punish our people to starvation.

My greatest shock though is that EBK is in on the plan as it was actually conceived at his Goderich residence. Although Serry Kamal is rumored to have kicked against the plan, our Prezo have vetoed it as he claims it is a very business savvy plan. "My job is to secure votes for our party at any costs" He says.

The 1 Million dollar question then is - Why are we sooo wicked to one another? People are starving and our government is not showing any respect for their lives. We are spending $5 Million/month on sporadic light for Freetown alone whilst the populace have been involuntarily put on diet. People are ostensibly getting thinner and weaker, and all we hear is world market, world market world market.

As Hillary Clinton would say - Shame on you APC, Shame on you EBK!


as coined by known


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 08:40:05 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.38.24

Message:
What a cheap shot on the rebound! Perhaps, the log-in name of Charles F. Margai being used by the forumite is one way of letting out steam against the guy with the real name[PMDC]. The writer knows that the post is going to take a pounding, and there's this sadistic thrill he/she stands to enjoy from the fact that, Charles Margai is going to be blasted, not him/her - the poster. Got my drift?

Now to the post itself! Funnily, the whole allegation is speculative. But then, the speculation itself is both positive and negative. Chronologically, the positive speculation comes first. So? Let the people recieve the rice first! After all, it can save lives! As for the negative speculation down the line, it's still a speculation, regardless. Perhaps, after the first stock has been received at a cheap price, the world may have shifted one gear in solving the global food crises. Rice would have become cheaper, with or without any local election.

I would go for the cheap rice, regardless. The future can take care of itself, just as one with a psitive mind would hopefully expect. Hey! Even the hired mouthpieces against the government could live long enough and continue negative PR stunts! People will have to survive nonetheless!


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Michaela Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 05:59:10 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: MickyKay@hayoo.com
Entered From: host86-134-105-178.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.105.178

Message:
On reading this article I sincerely thought it was the PMDC Leader speaking. Someone new on this forum will not know the difference. My advise is for you to use your Franklin name. I have also learned that you are SLPP when I asked why the silence until now? Please dear bro, use your name Franklin and make your mark and as SLPP.

I do not want the confusion of C.F. Margai PMDC Leader or the young C.F. Margai SLPP advocate.

Just be Franklin for now.

Mikay


Subject: What do you expect Mr Margai?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 05:46:34 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Well to be blunt, with known miscreants like Victor Foe (of the voucher-gate days) and accredited hustlers like Alfa Kanu (Alhaji Abuja/Don Corleone) & truck driver VP in that APC central committee, what would you expect? Corruption is inbred in these guys - they were born to do it.

With EBK's limited insurance experience, these hustlers are having a field day looting at every given opportunity whilst screaming World Market, World Market! to cover their tracks.

Salone we sorry fus yah. Leh God help en protect we people dem.


Subject: Re: What do you expect Mr Margai?
From: medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:41 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 165.red-88-17-10.dynamicip.rima-tde.net at 88.17.10.165

Message:
All this scandalous about rice,electricity contract,northanisation is all part of slpp propaganda machine and frustation after they lost to the apc to our energetic and charismatic leader of sierra leone.What is left with you is to go again and start another ndogbowusu,or ruf that when you will know the power of the people,you nonsense carbide good fornothing element of people,for sure you dont know politics if given chance you misuse it and after started creating problems yoy foolish idiots.


Subject: Re: What do you expect Mr Margai?
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 06:10:21 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Kabs,if these individuals are accused of impropriety,corrupt practices and any semlance of a conflict of interest while in office,they should be prosecuted.We expect responsible leadership and our people must be told the truth about what is happening so they can make informed decisions when the next elections come up.We must be vigilant to expose the wrongdoers in any government.


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Rombeh Swamp
To: All
Date Posted: 05:12:36 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.109

Message:
The APC government which has just come to power through the popular mandate of the people will not be so mean to starve the supporters of the SLPP or other parties because of the attitudinal change the president and his government advocating about.

Mr. Charles F. Margai should bear in mind that our people can no longer be fooled with bags of rice or T-shirts, while their fundamental demands are grossly neglected. A living testimony on the superb awareness of our citizens is the last SLPP government. The party was voted out because it failed to meet the basic needs of the people.

However, Dr. EBK, with his determination to move the country forward, will take appropriate measures to address the concerns of the people by winning their hearts and minds and not to deprive the oppositions by starving them in deprivation of rice bags.


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:36:28 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
Lol.Go to the foundry and do more sensible fabrications.This one falls flat.


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Medkay
To: All
Date Posted: 05:29:50 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 85.136.135.75.dyn.user.ono.com at 85.136.135.75

Message:
During campaining last year slpp were throwing rice on the street,telling people to loose their faces.IF E HART UNA GO NAR FARM.this were the words of slppers,is better for you to just shut up and see what apc is going,for the benefit of all.


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 05:01:30 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Its an authentic story and you will hear about it in detail as it unfolds. I just hope you will still not be in denial when this diabolical plan comes to fruition.

I will surely remind you later my dear brother.


Subject: Re: APC 's master strategy for pending Local Elections
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 05:58:46 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
Your two by two SLPP does not have any moral compass to win any elections in Sierra Leone. Its eleven years in governmnet tribalised the system. You just need to belong to a particular tribe , before you can secure a job.
The SLPP systematically reduced the resourcefulness of some tribal groups in Sierra Leone. Take Freetown for example, the SLPP made it the most filthy city in the whole world and this resulted to the death of many young people.
The SLPP cares only for a particular region and tribe and with all these evil actions, do you think the SLPP will able to convince our suffering people to vote them in power again.
Come on so-called Charles F Margai, you first need to detribalise the SLPP and apologise to the people of Sierra Leone for making them to behold in destitution and sent their kith and kin to eternity for no just cause.
The SLPP is a kongobay party and we are scared to dwell with ungoly people from the SLPP.
APC is just too good for all Sierra Leoneans. The last time i checked, the APC gave many scholarships to the SLPP kith and kin in its strongholds and gave important ministerial positions to turn coat SLPPers.
This time the new APC does not want any saboteurs because it is commited to share the country's wealth fairly.


Subject: EBK interview
From: Cornelius Hamelberg
To: All
Date Posted: 23:13:47 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-071271d5.01-32-73746f42.cust.bredbandsbolaget.se at 213.113.18.7

Message:
Do not miss


Subject: No offense.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 22:08:46 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
A leader is one who is observant. Eagles do not flock.


Subject: Price of petrol in Freetown
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 18:49:04 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Do you know the price for a gallon of petrol/gas in Sierra Leone?Check this:CNN has reported it at $18.Erroneousely.
Actually,the price on the ground is Le16,500 which is approximately $5.6/gal.
So all you so called 'diasporans' should prevail upon the current government officials to devise ways and means to help us cope with the petrol wahala.
We understand it is a global problem,but we rely on the current government to help us cope,because if these elected officials sit back and allow some traders/dealers to hoard this commodity,it will be grounds for prosecution of the culprits as well as grounds to send a fresh message to the politicians the next time we go to the polls.And trust me,no vote rigging will be tolerated whether you are APC or SLPP.
We really look forward to having this current government demonstrate great leadership skills to manage this crisis on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Price of petrol in Freetown
From: B.Joe
To: All
Date Posted: 19:08:37 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-217-47-15.asm.bellsouth.net at 68.217.47.15

Message:
If President Bush cannot solve this gas problem in America what do you expect from a poor country like Salone to do...you're expecting too much from the new government. We're currently buying gas in GA for $3.64 and more.


Subject: Re: Price of petrol in Freetown
From: Soriba
To: All
Date Posted: 02:59:27 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.106

Message:
The government cannot subsidise for petrol in the country at this present moment because of the compounding problems surrounding the state. However, in times of hardship or trouble friendly ties or relationship can play a role.

My suggestion to the concerned authority in Sierra Leone particularly our dear president is to hasten a visit to the Arabia with a high power delegation of ministers, foreign, trade/commerce, transport, interior and even education. When all those dignitaries visit the region and sign bilateral ties, our country will gain a lot and can even seize the current rising cost of petrol as the Gulf States will be ready to lend hands on our requests.

I know the president is busy. By visiting this area will surely make a big difference in our future bilateral relationship.


Subject: Re: Price of petrol in Freetown
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 20:26:06 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
A 'poor country like Salone' can make sure that the new government is held accountable for the performance of each official it hires or appoints to deliver for its people.We expect a job well done by the time we go back to the polls.
Hoarding petrol and rice for instance should be discouraged by exposing and punishing the criminals.I am sure that those of you living abroad may not face this problem because there are laws in place to prosecute such culprits.


Subject: Super K and his commentary
From: News
To: All
Date Posted: 14:38:33 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 212-182-156-45.ip.telfort.nl at 212.182.156.45

Message:
Cocorioko will always be the darling to conscious individuals. When its enemies invent lies and innuendoes against its team, there are strong minds that will attest to its Editor's stout mind.
When I read Super K commentary on the front page of Cocorioko, I salute his thoughtful views and I now pay tribute to his strength and courage. Super K are a product of our area and I salute you.
Please, come up with your email address.Thanks.


Subject: Re: Super K and his commentary
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:35:00 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-187-169-100.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.187.169.100

Message:
Super K is the man. I enjoyed his piece. Good job, Super K.


Subject: Re: Super K and his commentary
From: Bushra
To: All
Date Posted: 13:54:49 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: dele25@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-70-18-236-23.res.east.verizon.net at 70.18.236.23

Message:
Borbor Kolleh
How dem pekin dem?


Subject: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 11:39:07 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
If you see any , tell me.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Donald Osman
To: All
Date Posted: 20:20:33 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: dosman@leadglobal.net
Entered From: mail.yfci.net at 68.165.96.68

Message:
Kabs, I want to join the chorus of those commending you for deleting the postings. Some of us were very disturbed and disappointed by the attacks and counter attacks that went on for the past few days. Your action truly reflects a strength of character that is in short supply these days. Friends like us are praying for you and your family as you go through this very difficult and painful period. Always overcome evil with good. That's what the good book says. I am very proud of you and our friendship.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:59:12 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Thanks, Don and all.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 18:02:18 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.171.206.208

Message:
Now you are a real man Rev.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 15:51:28 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-65-189-145-186.columbus.res.rr.com at 65.189.145.186

Message:
"The lord is my shepard..." God bless Rev. together we stand!!


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 15:27:00 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-166-242-92.range86-166.btcentralplus.com at 86.166.242.92

Message:
May God continue to lead you towards Him. You are indeed a fine man.
Let no unfavourable surrounding change you! Stay Blessed!!


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 16:17:31 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Winston,these news vendors are currently mired in a fight we cannot afford to be embroiled in.It is a pity that at a time of urgent need to have a serious dialogue with the current leaders and the people of Sierra Leone,these guys resort to turf wars to win the hearts,perhaps even the minds of some Sierra Leoneans.
On a more important note,I remember reading your suggestion about investing in Sierra Leone.I believe we must first invest in growing as much rice as possible each time we see the rains,as suggested by Mr.Barrie.We need an infusion of capital to simply produce more rice in Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:59:31 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-70.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.70

Message:
You are quite correct. I have today joined the Sierra Leone Diaspora
Investment fund. Send me your email ad to winakabs@rock.com and I
will invite you to join. It is worth exploring!

I know of a very large farm that is going for Le70,000,000.00 (seventy
million leones. That is about £13,000.00 (thirteen thousand pounds).
say as small as 26 people come together and invest a thousand pounds
each could buy the farm and buy seedlings and pay labour to have a
bumper harvest.

Get onboard and see how best we can all put heads together to better
the nation not forgetting ourselves.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 17:33:11 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
contehlawrence@yahoo.com.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 13:06:06 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Rise Kabs, rise!!!
Rise above the fray!!
Bear in mind that some "enemies" are better left alone.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: M. Alieu Iscandai Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 13:13:34 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Thanks a lot for doing that.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Ahmad Tejan Koromah
To: All
Date Posted: 16:04:36 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: ahmedtejan@hotmail.com
Entered From: ip70-174-130-72.dc.dc.cox.net at 70.174.130.72

Message:
A BIG KUDOS to you Mr. Editor.

"The ultimate character measure of a man is not where he stands in
moments of comfort, but where he stand at times of challenge and
controversy."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:53:46 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
Ladies and gentlemen, let me take this opportunity to join you in thanking Rev. KABS-KANU for the stance. However, I fervently believe that this issue between him, his group and Dr. Blyden, and her group has been given an attention that it does not deserve.
The issue between Dr. Sylvia Blyden and Rev. KABS KANU to me, appears to be a joke the two are playing. But what is sad than anything is the ones who are blowing the fire. When two compatriots are at loggerheads, we as nationals must find ways to bring them together rather than blow horns to cause more problems. None of us here know what transpired between the two. The only thing we know about, and I am going back to 1997, 1999, 2000 when this issue came-up in the AfricaOnline forum, the NUP forum and of cause other areas that you meet, insults were going helter-skelter, until in 2005 when Rev. KABS KANU’s name came-up. Order than that, though most of us have been trying tooth-and-nail to go to the bottom of things, only through which, we believe, the problem can be resolved, to this day, we just see people taking sides from both ends without actually knowing why in fact they should. The only thing we know of is the propaganda that each is playing. That cannot make our country go anywhere because definitely, if this attitude continues, there is a tendency that it will enter our political realm. Classic example is that Rev. KABS KANU appears to be an A.P.C. supporter and Dr. Blyden S.L.P.P. How far do you think their indifference will lead to indifference in the political hierarchy? I am not sure. Nonetheless, I do believe that this issue is taking a significance that it does not deserve and must be redirected to positivity rather than the negativity trends that is or are employed.
I have admonished Rev. KABS-KANU to consider his position as a Dickens, who has to go by what is written in the books and look for ways to call for a truce. Ignoring this lady it appears, has not resolved the problem, insulting has not solved the problem therefore, why can’t you two find ways to put this behind you as grown-ups except if you two are craving for popularity so that your business will swell. But there are better ways to do so because if that the ploy, eventually it will be known, and should that happen, consider such popularity short-lived.
A peaceful resolution might appear to most insignificant thinker as being degrading but it has a lasting effect and none of you two will be looking over your shoulder after it is done with. Your consciences will never be bothered after it is being resolved. Sound minds who know about religious leadership and or any form of leadership will come to grips with the fact that, as a leader, one has to berry-the-hatchet, swallow-sour-grapes to avoid a true tarnishment of one’s character or allowing mediocrity to serve as an impediment to one’s future goals. Disallow looking at petty things to drag one down when major aims and dreams are ahead of you.
The action he has taken, though they are courageous yet, to me, such an action is insufficient especially when there is a recurrence for over ten times over a period of two to ten years. If one is to go back to the archive one will find out that this same action was taken but did it stop anything? Nope! We are still talking about it now, aren’t we? In order words, the problem is not solved. It will go on for many more years. As longs as there are those who love to brew trouble.
Rev. KABS KANU why are you a Reverend?


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 23:44:47 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
Point illuminated. We are just in for this popularity and would go at any length irrespective of what our actions what say about our actual characters.
How sad!


Subject: Re: All anti-Sylvia posts deleted
From: Alusine Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 06:07:15 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
Bambay, Sekeh Orlangba :

No human being is immune from provocation. You can't provoke a person continuously and not expect a reaction. We humans can only take as much .I think we all should bow our heads in shame.We allowed this to go in for 3 years .We should have intervened but none did so. We are all guilty.


Subject: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 11:15:23 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
How old is Ahmed Tejan Kabbah's new woman?
I am simply asking out of curiosity.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: jessica
To: All
Date Posted: 15:59:33 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jessica@yahoo.com
Entered From: c-98-221-73-137.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.73.137

Message:
IJ should be in her late thirties. We attended the same school (QRS). At the time I enter secondary school (86) at the age of 11, she was in Form V.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 16:40:24 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: Africanaman@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Folks, thank you all for your responses. Tejan Kabbah nar man. In his mandingo language, they call his type Kamareinbaa.
The bra nar Kamareinbaa.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 15:38:22 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Sexual performance depends on the health of a man or woman.Most men who maintain good health can hold their own when it comes to satisfying a younger suitor despite the difference in age.Perhaps the Pa is healthy enough to enjoy female pulchritude and actually 'lock horns' as long as he has 'a robe to cover the bishop'.Healthy men and women have healthy appetites.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:29:19 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-70.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.70

Message:
She should be in her 34-38! Her friend Affiju is 36/37.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: Is this love?
To: All
Date Posted: 18:58:04 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-217-47-15.asm.bellsouth.net at 68.217.47.15

Message:
I just hope this relationship is based on LOVE because getting married to your father's age group spells two things for me in my own opinion...either for money or for power. Now that power is gone and the only one left is money and then when that disappears, what happens? An unhappy/miserable marriage or a divorce.
76-38=38? just my two cents.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: Jonathan T. Boima
To: All
Date Posted: 22:26:13 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jtboima@aol.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Their relationship is not necesarily based on LOVE. I think it's a simple symbiotic relationship with a little twist where the old man thinks he his exploiting her youth and the lady is thinking of the opposite with a great desire to acquire a great deal of inheritance.Kabba must be in his 70's with 20 more years he should be punctured if not flat and the lady well not quite in her prime but with enough juice to crank any young suitor with added glory of wealth anything is possible. Oh there is some thing called reverse osmosis. Did I ever mention she getting married to a younger man when the old man expires?


Subject: IS THIS KABBA MARRAGE GOING TO BE ANOTHER PROBLEM?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 20:54:18 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-47-167.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.47.167

Message:
Kabs i think you solve this problem


Subject: Re: IS THIS KABBA MARRAGE GOING TO BE ANOTHER PROBLEM?
From: Can be deleted
To: All
Date Posted: 21:16:14 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-217-47-15.asm.bellsouth.net at 68.217.47.15

Message:
It can be deleted by the moderator if you or others think it is inappropriate to discuss.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah's Healthy "Appetite."
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 13:32:15 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Oh no, no, no Bra E no!!!
Age, in this age of Viagra, is only a #
If she's been hangin' around him since the death of his wife, then it's probably not the money nor the shoes....IT'S DA PILL!!!!


Subject: AMERICA COMPLAINS
From: ABOUT GAS
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:35 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Bogged Down
Most expensive places to buy gas
Rank Country Price/gal
1. Bosnia-Herzegovina $10.86
2. Eritrea $9.58
3. Norway $8.73
4. United Kingdom $8.38
5. Netherlands $8.37
6. Monaco $8.31
7. Iceland $8.28
8. Belgium $8.22
9. France $8.07
10. Germany $7.86
111. United States $3.45
Source: AIRINC


Subject: Re: AMERICA COMPLAINS
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 14:58:04 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Do you know the price for a gallon of petrol/gas in Sierra Loene? Check this:CNN pegs it at $18 today,May 3,2008.
Actually the price on the ground is currently Le 16,500 which is approximately $5.6/gal.So all you so called 'diasporans' please have the government officials devise ways and means to help us cope with the petrol wahala.We understand it is a global problem but we rely on the current government to help us cope because if these elected officials sit back and allow some traders/dealers to hoard this commodity,it will be grounds for prosecution of the culprits as well as grounds,for sending a fresh message when we go back to the polls.LUNTHA.We really look forward to having this current regime show great leadership skills to manage this crisis on behalf of the the people.


Subject: Kabs Kanu, this is part of the problem not the solution
From: Peeper
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:13 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"You cannot legitimately compare her nasty, pestilential role in our society to the positive role played by Rev. Kabs-Kanu. Thanks." - Ambassador John Leigh - REV KABS KANU IS NOT THE ONE POSTING ON AWARENESS FORUM. THE EDITOR'S NAME IS BEING CRIMINALLY MISREPRESENTED BY THE PUBLISHER SYLVIA BLYDEN DELIBERATELY TO MAKE HIM LOOK LUDRICOUS, BUT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE THE EDITOR VICTORY OVER HER.


Subject: Who Bears the Blame for Divorces in Salone?
From: Angthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 09:36:07 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.79

Message:
I blame the poor social institutions and greed in our country.

Having based in the Eastern part of the world for quite a period, most marriages nowadays are initiated when the two are still at college. From there each will be able to know the psychological and moral value of the would be wife or husband.

Today, most marriages happen only when the girl/woman has to beg the man to accept that he owns the pregnancy!! Some men reluctantly accept others will throw that girl/woman away from that day. She will never dare to see him again for the fear of public scandal.

Two things can save both our men and women. Stick to our traditional values and then let the state enforce moral code in marriages. This will surely promote the family values that have been rapidly vanishing in Sierra Leone society.


Subject: Re: Who Bears the Blame for Divorces in Salone?
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 01:46:02 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: soyanka@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.109

Message:
The educational system in our country should play a pivotal role to eradicate this menacing evil (rampant divorces) in our society. The civil organisations should take effective actions to revert the populace into our national heritage of family values , unity and cooperation. We don't have to shun our positive traditions for the sake of being a muslim or a christian. Islam of course conforms a lot with our traditional marriages in Africa, but most don't value either traditional customs or religious ethics.

Sierra Leone has to embark on massive national orientation regarding marriage values. This can be done through civil organisations, religious gatherings, Bondoe/Sanday initiating societies and even the Devil/Hunting societies should contribute to change this negative attitude.

A word of caution to our sisters and daughters, they should bear in mind that only a "way out" man can pick a woman from the beach, bar, night club or a street for a future marriage. Men are looking serious girls from decent homes with family ethics.


Subject: Re: Who Bears the Blame for Divorces in Salone?
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:49 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
The main problem here is the emulation of the western style and the dumping of the traditional calabash-and-kola-nut style.The christians are to be especially blamed for this because they have not only copied but imported every single western rotten behaviour which they call civilisation.They never figure out that most of the western style they adopt is not compatible with our african or to be specific Sa Lonean customs, values and traditions.Even this idea of concubinism is more common among them and most times result to children out of wedlock.


Subject: Re: Who Bears the Blame for Divorces in Salone?
From: Tyrone M. Jamison
To: All
Date Posted: 10:03:38 05/07/08 ()
Email Address: Tyrone.Jamison@dla.mil
Entered From: phl1t082.dscp.dla.mil at 131.82.5.82

Message:
The lack of respect held for the institution of marriage is now on a global scale. People jump out of marriage as fast as they jump into it. Does anybody marry for love any more? Do many young people even know what love is? I think that the lack of respect and understanding of religious principles are partially to blame. If our religious leaders can't be an example then who can? Look at the scandals involving churches today, its all over the news. How many Pastors are caught up in some negative issues. Very few I have encountered that are not, such as Mr. Kabs and Mr. Boyabei. Though we may not share the same faith, at least these men clearly represent the ideals of there faith... Both men are happily married and can be a good example to others...


Subject: Re: Who Bears the Blame for Divorces in Salone?
From: Malcolm
To: All
Date Posted: 06:54:29 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-239-231-250.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 96.239.231.250

Message:
Sociologist Pedro, please direct me to the study that shows that christians are more apt to divorce that other religious groups in Sierra Leone. Your generalizations are so ridiculous it's not even funny.


Subject: moniker Pedro, u are a very dangerous bigot
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:47:05 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.24

Message:
Do you see everything through some tribal or religious lens.

"The Christians are to be especially blamed for this..."

Your banal generalization of people is dangerous. In your low-minded world, if it is no Mendes, its christians enh? Don't you know that even Islam was 'imported', albeit a much longer time b4 Christianity?

Individuals are responsible for their relationships - whether they are Christians, Muslim or atheists. You have good and bad in all these beliefs.

You are a very dangerous Saloneman and you must change your ways. Try and stop hiding behind that moniker - it might just make the difference.

No wonder you hide behind the stupid moniker.


Subject: Re: moniker Pedro, u are a very dangerous bigot
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:15:45 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
LOLROTFLMAO!

The old are always unhappy when bones are mentioned in a proverb.Sounds like you are guilty of concubinism.Man if you have children born out of wedlock or you are a divorcee I am must say you need to really follow the teachings of the scr1pture step by step. Do some reality check to add.

Because I fear God and go strictly by the scr1ptures,I am happily married and my children were born after I got married with my wife so the best thing is to emulate me.
Anyway I will pray for you but first you have to confess.


Subject: Re: moniker Pedro, u are a very dangerous bigot
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 05:26:15 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
LOLROTFLMAO ?

This is exactly the kind of behavior I was referring to. Using foul language comes to you naturally and your claim to be a family man is very suspicious.

Just in case you missed the point Kortor Pedro, your posts consistently portrays you as bigot - Its either Christians or Mendes or God knows what else. Your must refrain from such shallow reasoning and make conscious efforts to resist such tendencies. I know it will be very difficult for you as you do not seem like someone capable of correcting weaknesses.

Do you know how many people understood your "LOLROTFLMAO!"? Are you always compelled to go down this route? It seems you are effortlessly vulgar. I just hope you're not training your poor kids to grow up like you.

Change your ways my fake daddy - change your ways!



Subject: Re: moniker Pedro, u are a very dangerous bigot
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:00:43 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
Lol. You need to grow up! Get legally married and desist from concubinism which will do you no good dakay. It seems the word "bigot" is the latest addition to your vocabulary; keep learning.see the benefits of visiting Cocorioko?

Correcting my weakness? First correct the immoral life you have been living.Girls everywhere! You will soon be the world's most celebrated spread-owner.


Subject: To Kabs Kanu.
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 08:32:48 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.8

Message:
When two pugilists beat the heck out of each other, I guess we all can watch, maybe queasily, the demolition derby. However when an antagonist wilfully, unnecessarily, scurillously drags into the fray an innocent and noble family member, to besmirch her reputation with apparent glee, that dastardly act must be repudiated. I appreciate the admonition of sensible forumites to cease fire and stop the gutterization of this, our forum. However, there is no reason why innocents who have been defamed on front page stories cannot seek legal satisfaction.
Kabs, if the kind reverend lady desires to seek legal redress here or in Sierra Leone, I will willingly and proudly contribute to a legal derense fund. Thanks.


Subject: Re: To Kabs Kanu.
From: Hey!
To: All
Date Posted: 08:40:37 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.32.41.72

Message:
No comment Mr.


Subject: Erica Adams: I still respect you
From: Dryviya
To: All
Date Posted: 08:07:52 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 165.155.200.10

Message:
I read the retraction and apology. In that letter I saw a classy lady who did what she had to do to protect her family from those who would manipilate the instruments of power to get their way and persecute their enemies.
That retraction reminded me of those old Spaghetti Westerns where the bad guys would kidnap a loved one and say "pay up or else!". Your retraction speaks volumes about the sorry state of affairs in our country where corruption and BS reign. My take on that 'retraction and apology' is that it was authored by a certain proprietress and her lawyers and handed to you for your signture and dissemination as the price for our viperous system of justice to get off your husband's case. I doff my heart to you, noble lady, and I pray that God continues to bless you and your family. Take care Madam.


Subject: Don't make things difficult for Kabs
From: Observation
To: All
Date Posted: 06:19:02 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
when he does not warn you, you blame.When he does, you blame him for past.please make it easy for Kabs. Thank you. This forum from Kabs is a worthy effort. Don't make him regret for opening it.


Subject: Boris "The Clown" wins London
From: Liberal Demo
To: All
Date Posted: 09:29:27 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 194.32.41.72

Message:
Contrary to what Chez is saying here, the people of London woke up this morning asking themselves "What have we brought upon ourselves". Boris Johnson, the Conservative candidate who pipped "Red" Ken of the Labour party is well known for his clownish lifestyle than his commitments.How could the electorates have voted for him; who indirectly promoted obesity by glorifying the traditional english fish and chips whilst people like Jamie Oliver were promoting healthy living? How can someone who can't manage himself (Sky news), be entrusted with council's £11 billion budget. Is Boris racist and homophobic? If so how does he hope to control a metropolitan city such as London. Fears abound...These are the questions Londoners are left pondering?


Subject: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 05:16:53 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
How long can a people suffer under a stealth government whose policies
are to fool the people - provide them with jobs but stealthily rob them off
their hard earned monies through stealth taxes. We the fools believe
because I have a job that government is good. How much can you save
after paying all the taxes you government has levied on your income? We
are going to address that and the beginning is born! Congratulations
Boris!


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 05:49:40 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
Man we have the same heavy taxation problems in Sweden too!Every month it is just like you are working only to pay bills and taxes.I am hoping and praying that the same will happen here too.


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:40:09 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
It shall come to pass! What troubles me is our inability to see that
those who preach to save us are the very ones that crucify us and everything we work for. It is sad that I hear most of my brethren and
sistren laud the labour government (UK) to be for them. They fail to
see the stealth taxes being imposed. I know guys who work so much
but are always broke - why? Because they vote in the same party that
steals their hard earned money. Your cause shall prevail if only many
people become aware of the ugliness in the system that they believe
speaks for them. To my UK brethren and sistren, a vote for the
Conservatives will minimise your suffering in the short-term but will definitely repair labours damage in the long-term!


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 10:20:33 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: c-68-50-231-78.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.50.231.78

Message:
Thanks very much Chez for bringing to light that most of our brethren in the diaspora slavishly supports labour in the UK and the hapless democrats here in the States.I have been a lone ranger in my conservative beliefs amongst my fellow diasporans here in the States,subject to ridicule and sometimes insults.Labour and Democrats would promise the world to everyone except the actual producers of wealth through excessive taxes and regulation. Their playbook is simply to punish success.Good riddance to Red Kenand hopefully here in the States teh voters would take the lead from the people of the UK to deny the purveyors of tax and spend in Nov 2008.


Subject: Zakmal - you sound like a "house slave"
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:57:53 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Are you really serious brother? Are you honestly comparing George W to any Democrat leader of old. You really have lost your way in your newfoundland.

Are you aware that the current state of affairs in the world is chiefly a result of conservative - neocon paradigms. I am not surprised that you get harsh responses from your colleagues.

I suggest you read a little about house and field slaves - it really will be helpful.

I once told my son that if he even dreamt of voting conservative... he better wake up and apologize. I must politely add that if you were my dependent, I would have sent you back to Salone to enable you smell your "conservative coffee" first hand.

May God guide and redirect you back to common sense.



Subject: Re: Zakmal - you sound like a "house slave"
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:16 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: c-68-50-231-78.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.50.231.78

Message:
Jacob Kanu,You've just confirmed my point about individuals who cannot win an argument.They usually resort to insults,name calling etc. I beg to difer with you on your characterization of me as a house slave. please look in the mirror and ask yourselfthese questions.
1.Are you aware of the the trillions of dollars already expended on the so-called war on poverty in the US and the UK.
2.Can you ascertain how many poor people it really helped?
3.Can you also name me the party both in the UK and US which still believe that it is the government 's job to lift people out of poverty.
4.If the above question is true why is it that we still have the poor amongst us?
5. When did you last visit some of these housing projects that govt built with their confiscatory tax policies?
These are pertinent questions for people like you who still belive that government has the solutions to all problems.Tony Blair realized the tricks of old labour would not work in present day politics that's why he abandoned socialism and embraced policies that resulted in an economic boom in the UK.
I hope your son would one day ask you to apologize to him for all the indoctrination.With regards you sending me to our beloved Siera Leone to smell my conservative coffee I can't wait for the oppurtunity as our country really needed a dose of capitalism to create jobs by providing tax incentives and land concessions to attract multi national companies.Also getting rid of those govt parastatals whose primary functions is to provide make belief jobs for political rejects.


Subject: Re: Zakmal - you sound like a "house slave"
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:36:41 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.20

Message:
Well well well. I guess you are not that bad after all.

We just have vast ideological differences... perhaps irreconcilable even if we have zillions of exchanges. I was not trying to win an argument/battle - I prefer winning 'wars'. Frankly I was and am simply overwhelmed by your politics.

Zacmal dear, all Governments whether Left or Right claim to have solutions to their subjects' problems - thats why they are in business. Taxes are not only levied by so-called leftists; even if the ultra-right BPP or KKK came to power in the UK/US (God forbid) folks will still have to pay taxes. Frankly, individually, the average person in the US or UK would hardly notice tax payments under either party.

The woes of the Right on human kind is unpardonable. George W is your quintessential example. Are you aware of the Trillions of $s he has put in bin along with the millions of lives? What do you really see positive in conservative leaders like Bush or Blair (Blair was a lie by the way, as his last tenure could hardly be distinguished from that of a conservative leader).

Are low taxes your only attraction to these hawkish vampires. Are you not concerned about the grave loss of human lives/rights usually associated with their 'unnecessary conflicts' and desire to dominate militarily weak nations - like the so-called war on terror?

Like I said in my last posting you must read a little history, and learn that taxation is just a gimmick used by these vultures to fool folks with insatiable appetites for wealth.

My apologies for name calling but I really meant what I said. I just perhaps captured it in a harsh tone. Put another way, if you were a slave in the 1700s, you would most likely be a "house slave" who would easily tell on field slaves, just for the master's crumbs.

No hard feelings intended and wakey wakey. Stop pretending.


Subject: Re: Zakmal - you sound like a "house slave"
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 06:23:07 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: columbusw@gmail.com
Entered From: c-68-48-143-64.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 68.48.143.64

Message:
Jacob Kanu, My delayed response to your post of yesterday was due to temporary internet problems in my home. In your post you mentioned several items that cannot supported fatually. I will only address a few at this time.I agree with you that we will never agree on these issues however,if you can simply take off your blinders and be less doctrinaire you will be able to see my point.You mentioned that reagrdless of which party is in power folks still have to pay taxes and these tax payers would hardly notice. You are correct in one instance,because the poor doesn't pay any federal taxes in the United States.Ask folks who are earning $75,000 and up to show their tax returns to see how much is being confiscated from them on a yearly basis.You also mentioned that the woes on the right are unpardonable,once again I am kindly asking you to take off your blinders. Was it the right that tried to dominate Europe during world war two? Who came to the rescue of the hapless Europeans preventing all of Europe from speaking German,sacrificing men and materiel and they asked or was soil to bury their dead?Who created the Marshall plan to rebuild Europe? The right in the United States has nothing in common with the right in Latin America in countries like Argentina,Chile were human right abuses were common.Also,it was the right that freed Slaves in America under Abraham Lincoln and it was also the right that helped Lyndon Johnson to pass the civil rights act on 1964 against the filibuster of your leftist friends in the US Senate Robert Byrd and Al Gore's dad to name a few.You also mentioned George W and Tony Blair to be liars. Well, I cannot disagree with you more on this issue as I believe that posterity would be kinder to these two courageous leaders.Present day evil doers are to be confronted and be defeated as they were more sixty five years ago.The apologists for present day evil doers will have to explain to their children as to why they didn't confront and defeat evil instead of folding like a cheap suitcase.Europe is now overwhelhmed with social spending {buying votes}at the expense of supporting a strong military that would save them from another leftist dictator who may be planning to dominate Europe once again,oh pardon me they have Big Brother America to run to once again to rescue them like kids. Edmund Burke once said "All that is necessary for the triumph of eveil,is that good men do nothing"


Subject: Re: Zakmal - Bush is worse than Osama
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 08:37:04 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Sorry for the very long piece. I thought an earlier post of mine might help you see the light. Enjoy
................................

Zacmal you seem to have a warped definition of being conservative and I am compelled to educate you on this, and please forgive my forthrightness.

It was Hitler’s extreme conservatism that started the tribal war (World War II) in Europe in the first place. Although many conservatives accuse Hitler of being a leftist, on the grounds that his party was named "National Socialist", private capitalist individuals that dominate Conservative thinking, owned the means of production in Hitler's Germany, and they in turn were frequently controlled by the Nazi party and state. In addition, Hitler's other political beliefs placed him firmly on the far right. Eg He advocated racism over racial tolerance, eugenics over freedom of reproduction, merit over equality, competition over cooperation, power politics and militarism over pacifism, dictatorship over democracy, capitalism over Marxism, realism over idealism, nationalism over internationalism, exclusiveness over inclusiveness, common sense over theory or science, pragmatism over principle, and even held friendly relations with the Church, even though he was an atheist.

My friend, Mr Bush is just a modern day Hitler period. I will just copy an earlier piece I had done to illustrate this:


Mr Jameson sir, whilst I agree that bottom-up approaches are the most effective change agent (as we are about to witness in the pending US elections… hopefully), Bush’s up-bottom governance style have been devastating for America and indeed the world. You may find this hard to believe, but in almost all countries in the world, leaders/presidents are the most important determinant of the direction their nations’ take. History's luxurious 20/20 vision tells us how Hitler directed Germany, a major superpower of the 1930s-40s.


Bush W has consistently introduced criminality in governance and has hardly shown remorse for his insolence to Human Rights. Under his leadership, brand new nomenclatures have suddenly emerged to sanitize criminal conduct:
Kidnap and torture has now become “extraordinary rendition”
Unlawful detention of POWs ... “Enemy combatant”
Holding the United Nations hostage (a pioneering crime, I must add) ... "We will make UN irrelevant"
Unlawful invasions of [only] less powerful nations - akin to Hitler's actions ... “War on Terror” cum exporting democrazy
Indiscriminate killing (including babies & women) during invasions ... shock and awe
Frankly the list goes on and on.

Bush is unquestionably one of the worst world leaders the world has ever known. His actions are directly responsible for 100s of thousands of deaths and counting, and the increased stress in markets across the globe. The only pragmatic defense I have heard of Bush's war-like behavior and 15th century mindset is that of his relatively low IQ which makes him prone to the evil wizardry of the Carl Roves and other Neocon actors (modern day equivalents of the Goerings & the Himmlers). It is really a shame that most people do not or may never understand the psychological mindset of such lunatic hawks. Usually it is long after they have left the stage, leaving a plethora of misery in their trail, that sanitized versions of their actions become known.

Let me fast track my point.

Bush is the main reason for America’s rapidly declining economy and the current global food shortage. I hear economic theorist spinning Bush's single-handed creation of the latter, by pointing to an increase in alternative use of fuel (mainly grains meant to be on the table). They however stop short of explaining why that is happening. Before Bushism, it was not economically attractive or sustainable to put grains in petrol tanks of cars - on the existing scale we are witnessing today. His so-called preemptive and cavalier invasions, in a relatively stable geopolitical scene, have seeing unprecedented hikes in oil prices. The Iraq war played in the hands of OPEC, and of course Bush and his cronies always knew the consequences of such an ill-advised war. The rise in pump price has compelled the substitution of petrol for grains.

Under Bushism, poor Sierra Leoneans have seen petrol price unbearably rise (over 600% during his tenure) - from Le 3000 (about 1$) to almost Le 20,000/gallon. Whilst developed nations can manage or sustain such dramatic increases, poorer nations really do struggle with such burdens. Add other attendant problems, such shortage of imported grains - you are looking and about a few hundred deaths/year, directly or indirectly. For a small population of 5M, this is very significant. Projecting this on a global scale ... you have a needless genocide.

Does your average American, really think like Bush? I really hope not. Personally I will start campaigning soon after he relinquishes power for him and some of his kingpin-warmongers to face the ICC. I am sure after they are out of power, a self-imposed travel ban will automatically kick in.

Keep posted, I really want to bring you home, brother.


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 11:00:38 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Zakmal, thanks for letting me understand the similarities between the two
nations we now reside. I understand the mindset of our people and only
through simple things like - 'how much do you earn?' and 'how much do
you actually keep after meeting your ruling party's obligations imposed on
you?', can awaken the illusion set in their minds. All shall be well - our
people are now wide awake!!


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Tejan Kabbat
To: All
Date Posted: 09:11:10 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: tejan.kabba@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.16

Message:
Chez my bro, are we really sure that the Tories are going to be better for our lot? I frankly do not think so, as I think they are usually far more racist than Labour.

Labour is paying for Tony Blair's role as George Bush's poodle (especially in his final years) and Gordon Brown his successor certainly is not a match for the young and bright Cameron.

The Conservatives will most likely win the forthcoming General Elections; but I will not hold my breath for any significant change in our living conditions. Things might even get worse, particularly for new entrants wishing to come to the UK.

Lets just keep working hard - particularly with our individual contributions to Mama Salone.


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:03 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
I have always asked myself - Why are we here? Tejan Kabbat, the
narrative on this is too lengthy so will direct my response to why the
conservatives are not racist. In every society, group or family, we have
people who carry prejudicial undertones. These undertones can be
expressed in different modes. To a white man in a black country, he
would have a different mode/name; to a black man in a white country,
most often use the getaway mode - racism. racism is in all of us to
some degree. The conservatives during Margaret Thatcher's era gave
birth to the Enterprise Culture - maggie saying to a group of blacks - "
do not think I love you but if you are good in what you do you can have
it all" thus the birth of all the African shops you see in the South East
and South West of London. There was proper order and most of
government revenue came from international partnerships. Your
labour government destroyed all that and started looking at you wage
packet. how many international contracts does the Uk have now -
ZOTE in comparison to the days of really Enterprise culture. now you
have to subsidise for the loss of international/bilateral businesses we
once secured under a tactful order.

Going back to racism. many would have called what I encountered in
the last months with my party racism. I have been trying to get our
branch opened for sometime. this was not done and no response
received. i wrote directly to David Cameron. The email was passed to
HHQ Chairman and he responded to me saying someone will contact
me. My regional chair made contact but has not responded to my last
resonse to her last response. I continued my campaign without party
support. To some she will be blasted for not including one in the
regional campaign team. Below is a record of the emails
corresponded:
d an office, but we work closely with Lewisham East who allow us use
of their office as and when we need it.

We are a small but active association. We have recently had our AGM,
and have been out campaigning for Boris in Crofton Park ward (which
is our strongest ward). The problem we have is number of members.
It is hard to cover any area in literature.

Are you a party member?
I don't recall your name on our membership lists.

If you would like to be more involved with the Association please drop
me a line. There is still lots to do in Greenwich and Lewisham for the
GLA and Mayoral election and we are always grateful to new helpers!

Kind Regards,

Becky Stevens
Chairman LDCA

From: Ian.Sanderson@Conservatives.com
To: becky_rabbit@hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:54:24 +0100
Subject: FW: Lewisham Conservatives

Hi Rebecca

Is this someone who is known to you – a possible helper maybe?

Regards

Ian

From: Grainger, Elliot On Behalf Of Chairman
Sent: 17 April 2008 10:43
To: winakabs@rock.com
Subject: Lewisham Conservatives

Dear Mr Kabia,

Thank you for your email to the Party. The Chairman has asked me to
reply to your comments.

It is important as a party we work hard to ensure that we have the
necessary facilities throughout the country to help fight in all
constituencies at local elections. However in the current economic and
political climate we do not always have offices in every constituency, as
many constituencies cannot afford to run such a facility.

However as a party we are keen to boost support throughout London
and work is underway to help raise the profile of the Conservative
Party, which will continue towards the next General election after the
Mayoral elections end, through various means.

Thank you for taking the time to write to the party and for your
continued support.

Yours sincerely

Elliot Grainger

Elliot Grainger│ Party Chairman’s Office │CCHQ

Tel: 020 7984 8019 │ Fax: 020 7984 8032

www.conservatives.com

Name: Winston Kabia

Email: winakabs@rock.com

Postcode: SE14 6TA

------------------------------------------

Comments:

Rather odd for me to email you directly. It is important that we do not
neglect the growing disillusionment amongst neglected communities
like Lewisham Deptford. The people will need a change and such
change can only come from our party - Conservatives. To effect such
changes our party's presence and interest should be seen on the
ground. A party office is needed urgently to bring about change in our
constituency.

The last office was shut down long time ago. I have on numerous
occasions requested that such a demand is met - the Lewisham
Deptford community need us and we should not neglect them.


This email and any attachments to it (the "Email") are intended for a
specific recipient(s) and its contents may be confidential, privileged
and/or otherwise protected by law. If you are not the intended
recipient or have received this Email in error, please notify the sender
immediately by telephone or email, and delete it from your records.
You must not disclose, distribute, copy or otherwise use this Email.
Please note that email is not a secure form of communication and that
the Conservative Party ("the Party") is not responsible for loss arising
from viruses contained in this Email nor any loss arising from its
receipt or use. Any opinion expressed in this Email is not necessarily
that of the Party and may be personal to the sender.

Join us and make change happen √ www.conservatives.com/join/

Promoted by Alan Mabbutt on behalf of the Conservative Party, both at
30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4DP


------------------------------------------------------

To give you another story why I say our party is not racist. At some
time in 1997, I was he Election Agent for Lewisham East, Lewisham
Deptford and Lewisham west and controlled the election budget. Some
of us left the party to join The Referendum party then led by Sir James
Goldsmith (RIP). As true conservatives we held on to our values and
made sure we only campaigned against the main party on issues the
mainstream conservative party then led by John major was not taking
seriously. Why was i the only blackman to hold that position then?
Could this not happen now ten-fold, now that many black people are
into their local politics!

I joined the conservatives because I believed in a part that hold dear
their beliefs. to uphold the rule of law; protect its citizenry and their
property be they black or white; and the creation of a means to give
them a better lively whilst taking into serious thought taxation. these
are the niceties of the Conservatives. labour made sure that our
people were told that the conservatives are racist. if it was so why are
so many African shops around - who initiated the program -
conservatives and not labour. what labour is good at is to tax you and
make sure he keeps many of us comfortable in the council-heated
houses - a creation of a lazy and dependent generation.

Every Conservative that voted yesterday sent Gordon Brown a message.

Since 1997, there have been over a hundred tax rises, and yet violent
crime has doubled, failing schools have let down millions of pupils, our
budget deficit has become the worst in the developed world, and vital
A&E and maternity units have been cut.

Gordon Brown just cannot solve the problems that Britain faces, and
which he himself helped to create.

You vote will change your perception no one can do it but yourself!


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Tejan Kabba
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:47 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: tejan.kabba@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.17

Message:
Impressive brother - get politically involved and do your best to influence positive change.

Whilst I like and admire your style and approach, ideologically we are at different poles. When the Tories take power (given Gordon's ineptitude vs the well organized Cameron campaign machinery), look out for yourself and our lot, and do not expect much. Copy and save this mail and read it again after 5 years - it is not going to get better - trust me. But keep trying though - they don't call it polytrics for nothing.

I cannot begin to list the woes Tories brought on UK's social fabric. Corner shops, my friend were inevitably a thing of the times - whether the ultra nationalist BPP or the Greens were in power; proliferation of corner shops will have happened anyway! How can people who are so anti-immigrant go out of their way to enable their settlement?

I am actually a Lib Dem supporter and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

By the way, America under the current conservative regime has a far worse budget deficit than the UK (pro-rata)- you may want to correct related assertions in your post.

p/s
I hope you will internally lobby against senseless invasions of poorer nations, as it is clear that Tony Blair consistently got support from the Tories for Britain's criminal involvement in the so-called war on terror.


active


Subject: Re: A new Dawn is born - the change the UK needs on its way!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:06:53 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-70.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.70

Message:
That is not entirely true about the war on terror. The game play is too
complicated to be discussed in the open. My subtle advocacy is for
any argument to be explored with reason. the war on terror is a
creation by certain elements, many in Europe, from a long generation
of control freaks. I do not like to get involved in open debates about
the war on terror. Faced with the two sides of the facts, i will go for
explorative reasoning.

Our time is not here, we are all victims of the incompetence of our
leaders. The west cannot contain the influx that is now on. I came
because I could not stay and may be dead by now if I had remained.
My challenge towards the status quo was the precursor to my leaving
Sierra Leone. Tejan kabba, I loved my country. I use to travel all
around the country - north, east, west and south. Going to remote
areas that I would have to walk for miles knowing no one. I recall my
trip to Tombo Wallah, do sooner I got off the Pampa, I was kind of
arrested. they wanted to know my mission and when I intend to leave.
The mosquitoes that night nearly killed me. All that I love. what i was
not able to stomach was the hardship I saw in people's faces when we
had everything if only was mange properly. I had to leave in search for
a solution. that is how i got myself here. Did not steal state funds, no
scholarship and no passport.

I do not see a short term change as the whole country is in a mess. I
however, foresee a long term betterment. To unravel the quagmire we
are in will take real rocket scientists. labour doomed the UK. i have
visited and actually lived among other european national in their
countries. The UK is the much better option for people to be. Not
because there is a lot of wealth but for those fundament basic human
rights. I am helping to create an advise centre in paris for immigrants
there. You will not find one save a govt. quango-sponsored outfit
near Gare du Nord. In the UK all these were long established under the
maggie era and even during Heath's time. Speak to anyone that was
here in the late 80s and early 90s. they will tell you the rules were
different and more tolerance was there. racism by certain groups
existed but was curtailed when the racists themselves started
understanding that their ancestors' wealth came from our lands and
that they still get involved in our political systems.

I recall having to bout a group of racists at Stockton-on-Tees,
Cleaveland, North east England in 1993. God was with me! he gave
me that which won me Freedom on the High Streets of Stockton. The
tension was so heightened that I had to be kept in a cell to save me
from the miscreants who were afraid of me because they do not know
me - that which you call the racists.

What do you call racism? what do you call anti-immigrant? Put
yourself in a situation of governmental office charged with certain
duties - say immigration. What would you do? Would you have all to
come in? Did you know that Britain is the only country, under the
National Assistance Act, that provides people with problems, say
health or mental, assistance once inside the shores? Labour amended
such laws in 1992 and today we have so many 'sick' brothers and
sisters on the looses waiting for cure or improved status.

I have no wish to remain here for the rest of my life but as the French
Voltaire once said, "la ou l'ont va bien est la patrie" - where is well with
me is my home.

Thank you and i hope you consider giving us a margin that will show
that we are been trusted and not just that people are feed up with
labour.


Subject: Recent Tory votes are largely protest votes
From: Tejan Kabba
To: All
Date Posted: 16:44:59 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: tejan.kabba@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.15

Message:
Well Chez, I have to admit I do find your posts enlightening and interesting. I would like you to post your perceptions on the war on terror directly to my mail box - tejan.kabba@yahoo.com.

As for UK politics, I am still of the view that recent Tory gains are merely protests votes against Tony Blair's hawkish tenure and Gordon's sheer incompetence to lead. I must however confess that Cameron's leadership and persona is admirable, and is an additional contributor to recent polling results.

I will be voting Lib Dem for the foreseeable future.

Best wishes and do not forget to share your knowledge on the W on T (privately).



Subject: The Judiciary is supreme!
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 04:36:01 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
It will be a big embarrasment and political bullying if the so-called traditional leaders kick Magistrate Fisher from BO.
This is a disgrace and it is beyong comprehension that an ordinary Chiefdom Speaker defiled the national law system and called upon the Choef Justice to transfer a sitting Magistrate.
Will this new APC allows few chaotic and abusers of the law to get what they want. This is a question for the senior judicial officers in the country.
Papramount Chief Bongay is not bigger than Sierra Leone. Nobody is above the law. I think the people of Sierra Leone voted for the APC to remove the dark cloud that hanged opver them the last eleven years.
The Standard Times has used its journalistic clout to highlight this story and some of us will be watching closely if the Chief Justice will be pressured by violators of the law to remove a Magistrate who is doing his sacred duty of upholding the law. We are living in the tewnty first century.
If the story is true, that the four officers who helped to bring the culprit before the law have been transfered, then it amounts to an act of political bullying and jungle law.
We say no to the transfer of Magistrate Fisher and we support any good deeds that will enhance the status of the judiciary.


Subject: Re: The Judiciary is supreme!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 05:01:03 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Concern, let us be cautious in what we do or say. Our traditional rulers
have protected their people for a very long time. We have two types of
laws in Sierra Leone - our customary and the English law. I am not a
fan of Fischer but would advise that you try and investigate why he has
been asked to be transferred. Also, try and find out about the powers
of our traditional rulers - any disrespect for them should see that
person be banished.

I was banished from entering Tonko Limba chiefdom because I have a
clash of rivalry with the Chief's son. The chief's son was troubling a
poor subject of theirs though this beautiful subject was not interested.
It was a clash of the Titans. I refused to backout and was asked to
leave the chiefdom. I directly went to the Paramount Chief, this was in
madina, Tonko Limba. I told him some truth and he was not happy
with them. i further explained that if he sends me away, many of his
people elsewhere will be sent away. he did back down but my
principal could not have me because they were also involved in dating
female pupils, an idea I was opposed to. I left the chiefdom not
because the chief wanted me to but the English borrowed educational
system bullied me to leaving. You see the contrast. It is best to find
out first why magistrate Fischer has been asked to be transferred by a
great traditional Ruler. no government should mess with the
traditional rulers, any attempt will bring chaos to their doorsteps - the
Paramount Chiefs have a great service, both spiritual and moral, to
their chiefdom subjects. The European still maintain theirs and the
governments of the day do work directly with them. Do you know the
Monarchs in Europe still secretly control the Free worlds - THE US,
CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND.

Concern, find out why and then you can defend magistrate Fischer
brilliantly. There are three sides to a coin - in this case Fischer,
Bongay and the people (witnesses).


Subject: Make an effort to love those who hate you
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:35:01 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Make an effort to love those who hate you

Rev George Irwin
EACH week a member of the local clergy will be sharing their
THOUGHT' FOR THE WEEK. This week Rev George Irwin, rector of
Ballymacash, on the importance of treating people kindly, whether we
like them or not.

WE are often reminded today that we are living in the age of the
computer. And it goes without saying that the computer has made an
enormous impact many areas of life. Not only is it a most valuable
labour-saving device, but it enables people to operate much more
efficiently.

Perhaps because of the great benefits brought by the computer people
sometimes become idealistic about it, thinking that it is capable of
almost magical results.

However, when we get down to the business of using this advanced
piece of technology we soon discover our balance. We discover that its
output is very much limited by the quality and accuracy of the material
which is fed in. As one of the operating manuals puts it, 'If you feed
garbage in, you get garbage out.' Or as the Bible says, 'The measure
you give will be the measure you get back.'

The truth of this insight is clearly demonstrated in the area of personal
relationships. Very often, the way we behave towards others
determines the way they behave towards us. We see our reflection in
other people; if we wish them to love us we must first love them. The
person who wants others to trust him and befriend him must be
prepared to act in a trusting and friendly way.

Now, of course, it is much easier to act kindly towards those whom we
like. But what a difference can be made to the quality of life when we
make the effort to treat people kindly whether we like them or not.

This is an important element in what Jesus meant by love as the quality
which; above all others should characterise the Christian Life. He said.
"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even
sinners love those who love them. If you do good to those who do
good to you, what credit is that to you/ For even sinners do the same."
(Luke 6:32,33)


Subject: Re: Make an effort to love those who hate you
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 04:43:16 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
It sounds good for humanity to be at peace. But what if someone tries to
frame you for a crime you do not commit so that you will be taken to
prison. You will feel sorry for them but you will be afraid to even talk to
them or go near them. Is that hating them by not talking to them or be in
their midst?

can any Godfearing person answer me. Be they Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu,
atheist, or Christian


Subject: Re: Make an effort to love those who hate you
From: Buddhist
To: All
Date Posted: 06:09:09 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
God did not say you must continue to love people who hutrt you. Rather , he says, meet him , talk to him. If no stop, carry somebody with you to talk to him.If no good, report to your church leader. If still nothing, tell your church.If nothing, then avoid the person and treat like a pagan.


Subject: Re: Make an effort to love those who hate you
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 06:43:32 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Thank you! It was exactly what I did. Only that I keep getting confused
with hate and avoidance. I only have four people in my life that I have
totally avoided communication with and three that I will say hello but will
not want to get into any deep conversation or business with. Thanks for
your enlightment.


Subject: Today's Quote
From: Quote
To: All
Date Posted: 04:00:52 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus


Subject: Re: Today's Quote
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 05:36:18 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
True indeed as there is no perfection in humanity.


Subject: WHAT A B***CH!
From: B.J.
To: All
Date Posted: 03:23:30 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
FORT WORTH (AP) — A Texas woman who caused her lover's shooting death by falsely crying rape was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter.
Tracy Denise Roberson, 37, cried a bit when the verdict was announced. The punishment phase was set for Monday, and she faces two to 20 years in prison.

In late 2006, Darrell Roberson came home from a late-night card game to find his scantily clad wife with another man in a pickup in the driveway. Tracy Roberson was with her lover but cried rape, and her husband fired four shots into the truck as Devin LaSalle drove off, killing him.

Darrell Roberson initially was arrested, but a murder charge was later dropped and a grand jury indicted Tracy Roberson instead.

During her three-day trial, defense attorneys called no witnesses but blamed LaSalle's death on Darrell Roberson's jealousy and rage.

But prosecutors placed all the blame on Tracy Roberson, showing evidence of the affair with LaSalle, 32, and a text message in which she invited him to her house that evening.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Subject: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment - Interested Diasporans
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 01:20:18 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
For those like Chez and others who may be interested to explore this idea further, we have set up a temporary email address (will be live for 7 days)
salone (at) diasporainvestment.com .

Please email and we can discuss this further at www . diasporainvestment . com. This is an invitation only network. Please note that real names are used on this network.

Thanks


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment - Interested Diasporans
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 03:48:30 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Freetownboy, you'll need to send me an email inviting me to participate.
My email is winakabs@rock.com. I believe all should do the same or you
give us your public email address and we can send ours through yours.
Thanks and Good luck to us all.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment - Interested Diasporans
From: PRIVATE BEACH PARTY
To: All
Date Posted: 03:23:33 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
You want members to particpate by initation only?


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment - Interested Diasporans
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 04:49:57 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
"You want members to particpate by initation only?"

Yes. We want to know who we are dealing with. We don't want people using monikers. People need to be able to trust each other and using Freetownboy123 for example is not the best way to do it.

If you are interested email salone@diasporainvestment.com

Thank you


Subject: What, weak and old Pa Kabba to re-marry?
From: Pedrodacintra
To: All
Date Posted: 00:51:35 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
And a younger I.Jabbie for that matter! Can he live up to the task? These old papas even at 79 are still eyeing young girls. With his status and money Tejan Kabba is still giving tough competition to the youths!
Pa you nor go blow?


Subject: Re: What, weak and old Pa Kabba to re-marry?
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 04:05:27 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
It is not the age of a man that matters but the actions of the man. You
will get to Pa kabbah's age and God forbids it you loose your wife. You
have money and power, will you eye a woman who is incapable of
releasing tension. To ejaculate is a gift and that gift has a duration in
women. You will look for a very beautiful girl and one that
demonstrates love in return. In the case of Pa Kabbah, he has been
sharing IJ for a very long time. Even an official was at the Sierra Leone
High Commission in London was Bonking her. pa Kabbah is a very
useless man and he thinks he has deceived us. IJ will send Pa kabbah
to his grave - the useless Kabbah will pay for the sins covertly
committed on his people. Jealousy will send him to his grave. I do not
like to wish people's death but mark my words - PA KABBAH WILL DIES
A DISGRACEFUL DEATH. The hobo is a hopeless trickster who thinks
he fooled us - it will catch up on him soon. Congratulation IJ!!


Subject: Re: What, weak and old Pa Kabba to re-marry?
From: I agree
To: All
Date Posted: 12:29:41 05/06/08 ()
Email Address: madox@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-75-69-246-122.hsd1.nh.comcast.net at 75.69.246.122

Message:
I know this official at the High Commission in London that was paming her. She even used her connection to send the guy to London. She told Kabba that he's a relative. I know the full details but I'll save the gentleman's name.


Subject: YPU HAVE NEEM WARNED{CANT YOU BEHAVE}?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 01:29:22 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1309w-ad05-62-106.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.62.106

Message:
What a life?


Subject: 130. 245. 202. 58, you are banned for posting about Sylvia
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 23:44:40 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Whoever you are, IP owner 130.245.202.58, we have banned you from this forum because you failed to listen to my advise that we don't want any Sylvia Blyden discussion here. You WORTHLESS GUYS come and stir up problems here and when my family and I are being blackmailed, you do nothing about it. You know that my hands are tied.I have this REVEREND title around my neck and I cannot fight as I would love to. I know that God is supreme and he is a God of justice. HE HAS GIVEN CHRISTIANS VICTORY, WHATEVER WE UNDERGO IN LIFE .I think it is high time we start trusting God to fight for us to the finish.


Certain names will not be mentioned on this forum again. Those who do not listen will have only themselves to blame .

You are banned.You can go to the other side and join the calumny brigade against me. GOD WILL GIVE ME VICTORY. GOD IS MY REFUGE AND MY STRENGTH, A VERY PRESENT HELP..... NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER AND ANY TONGUE THAT RISES AGAINST ME IN UDGEMENT SHALL BE PROVED TO BE FALSE. It will take long but victory will be mine.


Subject: Re: 130. 245. 202. 58, you are banned for posting about Sylvia
From: M. Alieu Iscandri Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:12 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
A great start Reverend. You continue like that and every thing will be allright. There should be absolutely NO reason why this forum should be used to insult other peoples parents and their families.


Subject: Re: 130. 245. 202. 58, you are banned for posting about Sylv
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:08:18 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Is this Rev. Kabs?


Subject: 130.245.202.58 , YOU ARE BANNED FOR POSTING ON SYLVIA
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 23:33:52 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Whoever you are, IP owner 130.245.202.58, we have banned you from this forum because you failed to listen to my advise that we don't want any Sylvia Blyden discussion here. You wretches come and stir up problems here and when my family and I are being blackmailed, you do nothing about it. You know that my hands are tied.I have this REVEREND title around my neck as a great hinderance to the kinds of reactions I would like. I know that God is supreme and he is a God of justice. I want to stop fighting and start trusting God to fight my battles for me.

While these things are going on in my life, I will not allow people to come to this forum and stir up trouble and when the rulers of this world of darkness and doom start demonstrating their power to which we are constrained to recplicate , you sit down in your corner like a dumb dog doing nothing.

Certain names will not be mentioned on this forum again. Those who do not listen will have only themselves to blame .

You are banned.You can go to the other side and join the calumny brigade against me. GOD GO HAMMER UNA ALL ! ! ! !


Subject: Erica Adams Apologizes To Sylvia Blyden
From: Lawyer
To: All
Date Posted: 23:13:47 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Retraction and Apology by Mrs. Erica Adams
Written by Erica Adams
Saturday, 03 May 2008
By way of this Press Statement which I am requesting publication for in several newspapers including on a prominent part of Cocorioko Newspaper which had first published my initial comments on this matter...READ THE FULL RELEASE :
RETRACTION & APOLOGY BY MRS. ERICA ADAMS

Following careful review of facts now available to me that were not available to me when my husband left the USA to travel to Sierra Leone in the second week of April, I feel it is my moral duty to re-inform Internet Readers that I had been writing negative articles about the Justice System in Sierra Leone and about Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden from a position of misinformed ignorance.

By way of this Press Statement which I am requesting publication for in several newspapers including on a prominent part of Cocorioko Newspaper which had first published my initial comments on this matter, I hereby tender my unreserved apology to Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden for the ill comments I made about her person with especial reference to saying she was well known to be a lawless, wayward person who will do anything to enrich herself including being a Concubine to former rebels.

I now realise that I wrote those despicable descr1ptions of Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden out of sheer misinformation most of which misinformation I got from reading malicious articles written about her by her detractors on online discussion fora. There was and has been no factual basis for me to make such statements and I tender my unreserved apologies to her for all such statements and I assure they will not be repeated.

I also wish to state that the matter concerning the land at Lumley for which my family has been taken to Court by the Blyden Family is a civil matter and not a criminal matter. I was therefore wrong to state that Dr. Sylvia Blyden has been abusing the legal and justice system in Sierra Leone by her non-appearance in Court. Civil Matters do not have mandatory requirements on the Plaintiff to be present in Court except if the Plaintiff has to testify. As long as the Counsel for the Plaintiff is present, the matter can go on and I am now informed that this has been what has been happening in this matter. Additionally, I misrepresented the facts by stating the Civil Land Mat ter has been adjourned twice now at the instance of Sylvia Blyden since my husband went to Freetown. The truth is the very first time my husband was in Court in April, Lawyers for the Blyden family were there and it was our own Lawyer, Sahid Sesay who did not appear in Court. I am now informed that rather than the Blyden Family being the ones to delay this matter, they have finished the prosecution of this matter over three years now and it is my family as the Defendants who have spent over three years making our Defence. In this period of us presenting our Defence, the Judge handling the matter, Hon. Justice Rashid passed away and the matter was taken over by Hon. Justice A.B. Halloway whom I am now informed, has been impeccable in his conduct of the matter so far. Court records clearly show at whose instance the matter has been mostly adjourned in front of Justice Halloway and it has been not at the instance of Sylvia Blyden but at the instance of our own Lawyers including our Lawyer’s non-appearance today Friday May 2nd 2008 when the matter was called up.

There is no standing Order for the Blyden Family to tear down their building housing Sylvia Blyden’s Internet Café at 1 Lumley Beach Road. There are plans to widen the Lumley – Tokeh road by the authorities and these plans might affect hundreds of buildings along the roadside including that of the Blyden Family. Therefore I was wrong to state that Sylvia Blyden has been defying orders to tear down her building.

My husband was not invited to the Lumley Police Station because he traveled to Freetown to testify in the Land matter. He had a dispute with Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden over her Generators which led to her filing a complaint against him at the Police. This matter is now being amicably resolved by the two sides. I apologise to Dr. Sylvia Blyden for misinforming the world that she tried to get my husband arrested to stop him from testifying in the Land matter.

As far as facts available to all concerned, there is no evidence to back my written assertion that Dr. Sylvia Blyden killed my brother in law Michael Kalokoh and I apologise most sincerely to her for any embarrassment such statements from me may have caused her. I was writing from a position of misinformation and ignorance of the facts.

In the light of all the facts now available to me which were not available to me at the time I made the derogatory comments against Dr. Sylvia Blyden, I sincerely apologise to her for all the insults I heaped upon her over the last few months. I am especially sorry for insisting to readers that she was a “pathological” person who was “not normal”. These insults including my several written assertions that she has sent people to The Gambia to have my husband killed with fetish and mystical means were all unacceptable insults and I ask for her forgiveness.

Finally but most importantly, I hereby tender my unreserved apologies to both the Sierra Leone Judiciary and the Sierra Leone Police for my several published comments over the Internet which have brought these two Institutions to disrepute in the eyes of the wider Sierra Leone Community in the Diaspora. In the light of the current facts now available to me, I realise I wrongly accused them of being used by Sylvia Blyden and I pray my apologies are accepted.

FAITHFULLY SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION IN ALL ONLINE NEWSPAPERS ESPECIALLY COCORIOKO NEWSPAPER. Friday May 2nd 2008.


Subject: We're back
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 23:02:31 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac83c78c.ipt.aol.com at 172.131.199.140

Message:
Yes


Subject: Testing
From: Testing
To: All
Date Posted: 21:33:06 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Testing


Subject: Forum Entertainment
From: Forum Entertainment Division
To: All
Date Posted: 12:40:54 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Forumites do have simultanous access to both forum and music waves. Please click on the "Debate and listen" button and a new window will open with the music player.
Click on the play button and rock your day. Enjoy!

Coming soon - 24 hrs TV entertainment here at Cocorioko.

Keep your mouses right here!

/Cocorioko Entertainment


Subject: Sylvia Vs Kabs Kanu
From: Ejectment
To: All
Date Posted: 12:34:09 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 92.11.197.75

Message:
I have noticed fight for supermacy in both Awarenesstimes and Cocorioko over the past week.I am therefore asking what these two papers aim to achieve and if they want a winner at the end of the day.I believe APC government will be happy to get the media and forum away from them "house dae burn thief dae thief" .The media should focus on burning issue like corruption,accountability,system and controls.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Vs Kabs Kanu
From: Kabs Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 23:48:18 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Please let us forget and move on now. Let us expatiating negative energy and discuss better things.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Vs Kabs Kanu
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 02:48:39 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-65-189-145-186.columbus.res.rr.com at 65.189.145.186

Message:
Kabs, I know not Dr. Blyden. You, however, I know very well. We go back a long way therefore, my allegiance and respectability is fervently with you. Yet, I most tell you that you are not serious about moving on as per your demand. Chez could not have said it better in his post. You allowed yourself to be sucked into Ms. Adam's fracas with Dr. Blyden now she is making apologies all over the place while you are engaged in trying to disassociate yourself from the mud slinging that have ensured. You are squarely in the middle of it all because you showed poor judgment by publishing Ms. Erica's rancor. If you must carry articles of that nature why not have a separate editorial with a heading "Gossip Corner". It is my take that you will compromise the integrity of Cocorioko should you continued spew unsubstantiated claims. Why do I need to know about Ms. Adam's personal issues? Its relevance appeals to only a small group of readers.
Furthermore, if indeed you really mean what you are asking supporters to do then, pull the highlighted statement stating that the posts in Awareness Times is an impersonator from the front page and the red flasher at the top of the forum.


Subject: Re: Sylvia Vs Kabs Kanu
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:23:42 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
The guy next door, my Good and Honourable Rev. Kabs has fixation on
the issue of Sylvia. As you rightly suggested, let cocorioko have a
gossip column that avails all responsibility for the publisher. Rev.
Kabs, God is talking to some of us to intervene in this pettiness - we
may be small guys but it is the small guys in the corner that make
Kings and leaders. Please remove all write-ups, banners, slogans that
give relevance or feeling of importance to Ms Blyden. You are
indirectly promoting her.

Take our case last night in the London Mayoral elections - Boris won
and this was due to a small guy in the corner who machinated all the
work to victory. Boris (my candidate) we all knew was too sloppy, this
small guy in the corner made sure he behaved properly to win the
election. Rev. Kabs, you are a very wonderful and great asset to us all.
You may not know how invaluable you are - the big people in your
corner are not serving our interest but theirs - to see you slag
someone and someone slags you and your family. I implore you to
please refrain from been drawn into such bouts. You are an
embodiment of a good crafstman and many apprentices would love to
go through your vocation - not in this manner but in your proper and
rightly directed God blessed manner. May the light continue to be by
you so as to be proactive in your thinking.


Subject: S L Embassy - Town Hall Meeting - Event Date: May 04 2008 2P
From: Candid Opinion - This just in..
To: All
Date Posted: 11:07:16 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
The Sierra Leone Embassy

in partnerships

with the Office of Diaspora Affairs, Office of the President

and International Organization of Migration

Invites you to a Town Hall Meeting

Mobilizing Sierra Leone Diaspora Community

Remittance , Job's and Investment Opportunities in Sierra Leone

Date - Sunday May 4th - 2pm Sharp

Venue - Sierra Leone Embassy

1701 19th Street NW

Washington ,D.C. 2009

2pm - Arrival of Guest

2:15pm - Welcome Statement

2:30pm - Opening Statement by His Excellency The Ambassador, Mr. Bockarie Stevens

2:45 pm - International Organization of Migration Presentation

Role of IOM Sierra Leone
Returnee Programs
Activities in Sierra Leone
Surveys
Question and Answer
3:15pm - Presentation : World Bank Presentation

Remittance
Programs plan for Sierra Leone
Transfer of Knowledge
Question and Answer
3:30pm - The Role of The Diaspora Office in the Office of The President

Current situation in Sierra Leone
· Roles and Responsibility of the Office of Diaspora Affairs

Investing in Sierra Leone
Facilitating Transfer of Knowledge
Remittance
Discuss Diaspora concerns, expectations and ideas
Identify ways Diasporans can promote the economic and social interest of Sierra Leone (e.g. by lobbying the government of country of residence)
President's Vision - Attitudinal Change
Questions and Answers


Subject: Liberia beat Leone Stars in friendly
From: Footballer
To: All
Date Posted: 08:26:53 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Liberia beat Leone Stars in friendly

Liberia are preparing for the start of the World Cup qualifiers

Liberia beat Sierra Leone 3-1 in a World Cup warm up game in Monrovia on Thursday.

The home side took the lead on 21 minutes thanks to a Zah Krangar strike from the edge of the box.

The Lone Star continued their dominance and doubled their lead in the 58th minute when Anthony Laffor calmly stroked the ball home from 15 yards after making light work of defender Kemokai Kallon.

Kallon made amends seven minutes later when he took advantage of a defensive slip up to pull one back.

But James Zota sealed victory for Liberia with only four minutes remaining with a long range effort.

Both sides are preparing for the start of the 2010 World Cup qualifiers which start next month.

Liberia have been drawn in Group Six to play Senegal, Gambia and Algeria.

Sierra Leone face an uphill task in Group Four of the qualifiers as they take on Nigeria, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea.


Subject: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal Chan
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 08:51:37 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-84-9-61-204.dslgb.com at 84.9.61.204

Message:
Ever since the rogue trader started trading with our money seven months ago, there is not a single poyo bafa that you will visit nowadays and you would not hear these buzz words, "achichudinal change." ATTITUDINAL CHANGE? what is it about? Do we really need lectures on such nonsense to help us lift our country from the bottom of the development league table, to the top of the industrial premier league? The rogue trade has used this phrase so many times that it has now become a nursery rhyme.

Even those kindergartens who protested against him on a street in Freetown in front of his notorious BLACK Jeep. By laying down on their backs, pointing to their blotted stomach filled not with Gaddafi rice, but with apc Suck AIR. Their eyes wide open, staring at the 24/7 KOROMA light, lek sae nar Idera Kontorfelie tell dem for look the Sun, were all singing ATTITUDINAL CHANGE as a nursery rhyme. Poor Kids, we told your parents so, but they never listened to us, and they fell for the rogue trader. Now his is using money that should be spent on you and blowing it on his cronies, and unelected quangos. Kids, you do not need moral lectures on "one man nor dae full up box" by apc quangos. That should be the job of our parents. You do not need lessons on "Education nar by SABABU nor to by MERIT" from any apc unelected bureaucrat. That should be the job of our Paliament and teachers. And the rogue trader should not be wasting our money in printing glossy leaflets telling us about usai dem tie cow rubbish. I think we've got Laws to deal with anybody wae dae chap government korpor.

There is no ATTITUDINAL CHANGE in the market for sale. So i won't buy it from a Rogue Trader. nor to achichude we dae eat. Put FOOD on the market shelves and i will be the first to queue up at state house for me yone rice paper (CHIT) to buy my own ration. Enough of this Attitudinal Change sermon, get on with the job of governing Mr. Rogue Trader


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal Chan
From: saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 02:21:10 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-66-162.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.191.66.162

Message:
You are frustrated about the tremendeous successes been produced by our President.He is a man of VISION AND RESPECT.His successes will continue to make your writings look like childish mentality.

I am not suprise about your attitude towards our president and progress because your moniker is compartible to your mentality.You are so frustrated about the positive results of our president that your brain is clogged up not knowing failures from successes. SLPP FAILED.APC IS PRODUCING BETTER RESULTS.GOD BLESS PRE.KOROMA.Long live APC,long live president Koroma and God bless our beautiful SIERRA LEONE.


Subject: SUCCESS OF INCLUDING REBELS INTO THE POLICE FORCE?
From: okdok
To: All
Date Posted: 18:12:06 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: okdok@yahoo.com
Entered From: wnpgmb1303w-ad03-47-167.dynamic.mts.net at 142.161.47.167

Message:
When people are dying of hunger then you talk about success?


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 08:08:49 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.20

Message:
Tell him Saloneman. Our President is a visionary man - thats why I have been trained and included in the Sierra Leone Police Force. I am sure you know my history - RUF/AFRC and all. I am now working on bringing more RUF/AFRC thugs into the Sierra Leone Police Force as we plan to change the attitude of the SLP to a more thuggish style.

We should all change our achichude. My contribution to thug life in Mama Salone has been acknowledged and gratefully rewarded by the President. Thats exactly what the President means by Achichudinal Change!


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Angthorf
To: All
Date Posted: 02:22:29 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: soribabureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.106

Message:
I have no objection so far on the positive moves and actions of our president Dr. EBK regarding the re-shape of the country for the benefit of everybody in the country.

The issue of recruiting the ex-combatants - RUF/Kamajors should be done with caution. Most of those combatants have plenty of blood in their hands. They killed a lot of innocent people in the country. Until they are put into justice, the souls of those will ever remain to haunt them wherever and whatever positions they might be given in the state. And mind you, there should be rigorous rules to contain them as they have in them the traits of brutality and vandalism.


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: BOIMAKEI
To: All
Date Posted: 12:14:19 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: boimakei@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.211.227.150

Message:
Who was your school CHICHA, Low Grade San San?


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 08:16:00 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-84-9-61-204.dslgb.com at 84.9.61.204

Message:
mishes shayrah chimochy.See, i did go to school yer.


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 10:08:22 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-186-205.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.186.205

Message:
Leatherboot will not make such jokes. This type of misrepresentation
of others' views or the creation of such in the name of others is the
real evil. The quote of the day by Quote -"If evil be said of thee, and if
it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Epictetus " - is a demonstration of his transformation. We cannot all
be saints and those that are not saints should be given the opportunity
to be saints. That is exactly why we are human. This talk of the
President not able to pronounce the word attitude or attitudinal is ridiculous. What has pronunciation, in the real world got to do with
one's discharge of duty? Take Bush for instance, you guys in the US
hail and criticise him! has that stopped him from carrying out that
which you elected him to do? How many caucasians can pronounce
some of our names? Very few! does that mean they know not that
which they should or asked to do? I am no APC or a supporter of Bush
W - they have been accepted by popular effect, be it in a crooked way
or not - they are there to serve their term. Can those who criticise our
president for pronounce - attitude [achichude] pronounce the word
"PAW". Record yourself and listen to how it is pronounced by your so-
called experts in Encyclopaedia Britannica. How many of us from
Africa can pronounce - Sasquesahanough?

Let us understand that pronunciations are different around the world.
Any English man will understand what our president was saying. To
some obstinate false-conscious individuals, they even forget their own
dialect to pretend to understand that of the Angles - so this may not
make any sense to these category of false-conscious bashers of other.
But I can tell you that there is no change in the rhymability of
attitudinal and [achichudinal] - who then would not understand!

When I was in primary school (I would have been around nine years
old) we had an English lesson where the teacher challenged us to
pronounce and spell the paw of a cat. None of us had actually played
with a cat let alone notice the importance of its paw to our bongoman
teacher. Those of you who went to UBC Bumpe via Bo may have
encountered this teacher or was it my headmaster ( God forbid me to
call him bongoman - too much respect for J H Beah Sr.).

We spelt it pour, poor, and whatelse? cannot remember! It took us a
lot of beating and yet known got to pronounce or spell it correctly as
per 'Bongoman' dictates. I was castigated by the teacher who then
went on to pronounce th word with heavily emphasied differences to
those that we had given. I thought then, and think now half a century
later, that he was committing the sin of trying to be a "clever dick" at
the expense of his pupils. The lesson I did learn, and practise to this
day when I encounter others, is never to put others down. If correction
is necessary, then praise the effort first and then discuss the possibility
of error and possible better solutions.

All learning is more effective when reinforced by praise than when
corrected by punishment.


I believe many are only joking but too much of it is irritating - Sierra
Leone has better things to discuss than the pronunciation of our
president.

I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB FROM THE APC - I LOVE MY COUNTRY
AND IF THAT LOVE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SUPPORT GOOD
GOVERNANCE SO BE IT!!


si hoc legere scis nimium eruditiones habes


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Junks Seller
To: All
Date Posted: 12:18:43 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: junkaman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.211.227.150

Message:
Since when did that APC/RUF/AFRC thug calling himself Leatherboot appoint you as his defender? Nar biza body dae do you. You hopeless fool


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:10:40 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-70.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.70

Message:
Thank you sir/madam! God will have some one call you names ten-fold
in the very near future.


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 11:41:32 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.16

Message:
Nice piece Chez ... and yes I read and heard you loud and clear.

I am afraid however. the issue is not whether Prexy can pronounce "attitudinal change" correctly. For all I know, he can even say "change you ways" and effectively communicate his point.

What some of us are disturbed about is that he does not mean a word of what he says. One cannot ask his/her subjects to change their ways without leading by example. Or better still don't remove a speck from your brother's eye when you have a log in yours.

Our President is being very hypocritical about his clarion call for attitudinal change and must lead by example to lend any credibility to this all important policy. If HE 'Dr' Koroma meant what he is preaching -

He cannot be preventing ACC czar, Tejan Cole from prosecuting corrupt procurement practices by Afsatu Kabbah (Minister of Energy & Power) - leasing sporadic electricity for US$ 5 Million/month for Freetown.

He cannot be urging Zimbabwe's Electoral Commission to release election results when Christiana Thorpe has refused to publish Sierra Leone's polling station results as mandated by our constitution. Even Liberia has its polling station results for 2005 on the net.

He cannot have Cabinet-hustlers like Mr Alfa Kanu illegally influencing contract awards for essential drugs, with Government loosing a whopping $2 million.

He cannot be appointing so many relatives of his to major national offices; Kholifa Koroma Chief Immig Czar, Sampha Koroma Secretary to Prez, Balogu (Logus) Koroma, Minister of State VP's office... the list goes on and on. I would not have a problem if some of these relatives were not soooo badly tainted.

He promised to declare his assets in September 2007 ... over 7 months down the line he is still waiting for so-called 'approved forms' to do this. Meanwhile his VP is rumored to have bought a million dollar property in the US.

He cannot claim to be unaware of people's restriction of movement (via Lungi) without proper court orders.

The list is endless.

No one expects the former insurance retail mogul to have all the answers to Sierra Leone's numerous problems; what he must do though, is rise to the occasion and stop being a JS Momoh or another Tejan Kabbah - empty promises but no action.

It is also a duty of all well-meaning Sierra Leones to continue to cry foul or raise the odd eyebrow when things are not being genuinely done in the interest of the nation.

To revenge, as Idi Amin once said to the Queen: "si hoc legere scis nimium eruditiones habes."


As you rightly posited his pronunciation is irrelevant.


Subject: Re: Rogue Trader Short-changed Sa.Lone with his Attitudinal
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 16:48:16 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-74-70.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.74.70

Message:
Jacob Kanu, I totally agree with you on that. The hastiness in us makes
it difficult to assess what is been done or not done. We have time and
they do not have time. More praise in goodness will see a bent man
change his ways - we create the thieves we have as we do not give
them the environment for change. Looking at EBK, through dogged
determination, he got to head the APC (be it by hook or crook) he was
able to make compromise with his opponents in the party so as not to
further divide the his party. he showed a marked difference to the
likes of Stevens and Momoh or kabbah or Berewa. Sheki eliminated his
opponents; momoh did the same; kabbah the same and he (kabbah)
further divided his party which led to the great loss. Berewa, could not
even encourage his detractors by way of appeasement geared towards
reconciliation.

I am no APC but with little help in the name of the progress of our
nation could see change in the brothers and sisters in the APC. Yes,
there are a handful of selfish nut-cases in the present government.
What we should focus on is to collectively engage the government,
through a unified body, in a more patriotic mode of reasoning to
address the ills you described. SLLC and the Civic movement should
have been the ideal united body to do such on our behalf. How do you
find them? The media in Sierra leone is relatively partisan so incapable
of been the ideal platform to advocate our woes.

I pray all becomes better for our people.


Subject: Die DAE? Die Nor DAE! Hebi Hebi ! OWAIIIIIIII!
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:37 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-84-9-61-204.dslgb.com at 84.9.61.204

Message:
Breaking News
Former President of Sierra Leone to marry IJ, his Close Confidante
By Special Correspondent
May 2, 2008, 01:45

The former President of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, is to put a stop to life as a widower and end ten years of mourning for his late wife, Patricia Kabbah who passed away in 1998. The 76 year old Dr. Kabbah plans to marry his long time confidante and close friend, Ms. Isata Jabbie (aka 'IJ') on May 11th 2008. The wedding which was planned as a low key traditional affair with minimal publicity is no longer a secret following a front page report in a local daily yesterday of their wedding plans.

Sources close to both Dr. Tejan Kabbah and Ms. Isata Jabbie, whilst confirming to Awareness Times the authenticity of the report in yesterday's New Vision Newspaper, have revealed that in fact this is the second time such is happening to the former President.

Awareness Times has been reliably informed that in 1965 when the former President was preparing to marry his late wife, the Daily Mail Newspaper also blew his plans to have a low key wedding with a banner front page headline that revealed the then Permanent Secretary Tejan Kabba was planning to marry the then Ms. Patricia Tucker.

Meanwhile, friends of Isata Jabbie who will soon be known as Isata Kabbah, are reported to have been flying into the country to help make the occasion a day to remember. Isata is a successful University Graduate who is a very hardworking businesswoman. She is known to possess tremendous loyalty traits. Her friends describe her as the one person they know they can always count on through thick and thin.

Friends and close family members of the former President have expressed to this medium, their approval of his decision to now marry Isata Jabbie after spending ten years as a widower.


Subject: Last test
From: Bambay Lansana Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:54 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
http://bob.bob.bofh.org/~robm/misc/psycho.html


Subject: Alpha Saidu Bangura you will regret your SLPP support
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:36 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
I have noticed on many occassions you spend most of your precious time promoting or defending the failed SLPP.You are in the habit of trying to talk the party out of all the horrible things they have perpetrated on Sierra Leone's citizens over the past eleven years.As if that is not enough, you take the advantage of free speech to bash the APC left, right and centre most times without any justification.You even fabricate lies to tarnish the image of the ruling party in an agenda well-known to you.

If you think you will reap any benefit by bootlicking the SLPP,then you need to get ready for the biggest shock of your life! Because the SLPP you are now promoting will one day eliminate you! How? A return of the SLPP with a southern head will spell the return of the KONGOBAY and being the nuisance you are after not getting what you want or expect will mean a worry for the SLPP cabal.Next thing they will think of is to "take care of you" and boy one morning you will end up on the breakfast table for consumption.And it will not end there;your family members who are northerners too will be under the KONGOBAY threat and will not be spared the breakfast table plate appearance. So please ponder seriously and rethink your support or else you will be a goner in no time.


Subject: Pedro do you want to take my job?
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 07:54:45 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.39

Message:
Pedro da Cintra, or whatever your name is - leave the thug language to the anointed. I have been anointed by HE Ernest Bai Koroma himself. Your Excellency did not train me in Morocco as a hired gun for nothing. Leather Boot is officially back in business!

Do yah Pedro, nor take for natti hakeh par Mr Bangura just b'cos e tok true.

Don't you really think our wise President has some clandestine motives for vetoing my inclusion into the Sierra Leone Police?
Any my broda Pedro lef the intimidation gee we - we were born to do it and hey, we are even paid to do it. Thats why I am in. OK?


Subject: Re: Pedro do you want to take my job?
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 09:37:55 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
Bra what I said was right. If the SLPP returns with a southerner as the president people especially northerners will start disappearing again because the KONGOBAY will be very active and operational after years of starvation due to unavailability of human spring mutton. I believe Alpha Saidu Bangura will make a nice breakfast and you too.

I don't want your job because that is not my area and who knows maybe you can head my security when I will take the reins at the State House some day. EBK thought you can be very instrumental in warding off any attempt on his life or government.With the kind of experience you have acquired both in the bush and in town you make a security asset to envy.


Subject: Pedro wants to hire Leather Boot
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:55 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.16

Message:
Pedro, my Portuguese broda, I don't think you really know Leather Boot's violent history. He was a key part of Sierra Leone's brutal imbroglio - they almost killed Mama salone. Some of the atrocities they carried out and those they are capable of are unthinkable.

And you still think he is an asset to Salone b'cos the rogue trader has forced his inclusion into the SLP? Well with AFRPC stalwarts like you, Sierra Leone definitely does not anymore enemies. You really think the President is doing well for Mama Salone by legitimizing notorious killers like Leather Boot ... Salone we sorry fus ..yah

God knows what next - Colonel 'Cut Han' as head of the army?


Subject: Re: Pedro wants to hire Leather Boot
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 10:49:38 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
Paddy dem bin don say leh we forgive,forget en put the past behen we.

I know about Leather boot very well because I was in Salone during the war.So what do you want? That Leather boot and his cabal be killed by EBK when Kabba did not do it? Or you want him and his cabal be ostracized? What if these guys get loose and resort to what they were notorious for? It is said set a thief to catch a thief.In other words give security assignment to a terrorist or bogeyman who is familiar with all acts of security breach and see a good job done.

The president knows what he is doing just like Kabba executed those he thought should die and spared those he thought should not die from among those so-called coup plotters when the first female was executed for the first time in African history.

You should have dissed Kabba also for making peace with Foday Sankoh or for rewarding those who took part in the targeted extra-judicial killings in the worst orhestrated mob justice ever by mendes and SLPP supporters during the routing of the junta by the ECOMOG.


Subject: moniker Pedro, u sound very tribalsitic in your reasoning
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 14:24:21 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.15

Message:
I am afraid Pedro you sound like a die hard tribalist.
"the worst orchestrated mob justice ever by mendes and SLPP supporters".

Can we have exchanges without you overtly preaching tribe? Is it possible at all?

I am not a Kabba fan and completely opposed his extra-judiciary killings. I however find it quite absurd that because Kabba embraced RUF's Sankoh to enable peace (given the necessity at the time), EBK should do same in a completely different context.

Its very OK for the Prezo to share his bedroom with Leather Boot if he chooses to, thats entirely his prerogative. It is however very wrong to arm twist the police leadership into conscr1pting him as an officer of the law, given his background. I am sure there are many other ways he could help or reward LB without illegally imposing him on Sierra Leoneans.

It probably would also be news to you that TK had 40% of his cabinet ministers from the North - more than any other region. EBK is certainly not managing a government of national unity. My friend just because you're a blind stalwart of AFRPC does not mean anyone who criticizes excesses of the incumbent is Mende - by the way Tejan Kabbah is a Madingo.

Your ilk will watch Mama Salone go down the drains just because of tribal allegiances - Ekutay style. Some of us have learnt not to reason in such unpatriotic and destructive manner. It will do you a lot of good if you started thinking outside the box for a change. I am sure you will be singing praises of 'agba satani'.

All we are hearing from this clearly inept government so far is 'World market' excuses. Some of their incompetencies such procuring $5M/month sporadic electricity whilst the nation starves is a good pointer. I bet a blind tribalist like you will not have a problem with this at all. Well some of us do.

Are you ashamed of using your real name? I am sure even your blinded self have got some conscience and can only hide behind an obscure moniker - Pedro da ....

Leh we lef dis tribal non-sense boh.


Subject: Re: moniker Pedro, u sound very tribalsitic in your reasonin
From: Pedro Da Cintra
To: All
Date Posted: 04:51:39 05/04/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-231-151.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.231.151

Message:
And you too stop hiding behind this Jacob Kanu moniker, I know who you are and how to make you tick. I deliberately mentioned mende to make you tick like the pendulum of the the Bo clock tower.
What is left is for you is to defend your tribe which I will force you to do. You are wrong if you think I am tribalistic because my wife is of a different tribe. For your info I am an easterner who was born in the north, grew up in the south and lived in the west. I am familiar with everything Salonean.

What is this about Ekutay or Agba satani? Where does it fit into our discussion? Is it right also to mention the deadly Maskita? What about the ruthless Solo Bee?


Subject: Re: Alpha Saidu Bangura you will regret your SLPP support
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 02:57:22 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-65-189-145-186.columbus.res.rr.com at 65.189.145.186

Message:
Your assumption is that Alpha Saidu is somehow influential in the the SLPP party affiars. WRONG... he is only a guy with a keyboard typing away.


Subject: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 03:20:28 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
I thought I would bring us all back to why this forum was set up. To hang our collectives heads together and try and come up with workable solutions to Sierra Leone's problems.

I think Sierra Leone should issue Diaspora Investment Bonds:The main purpose should be to help fund key infrastructure projects such as a road from Lungi to Freetownand key investments like government’s stakes in a mining company. These are just my thoughts:

1. The bond should be dollar-denominated
2. The price of 1 unit should be $10
3. Minimum purchase should be at least 5 units ($50) or multiples of 5 units
4. Payment of dividend should be in Leones (this is critical as it will remove currency risk for the government)
5. You can designate one person in Sierra Leone to receive your dividends.

What do you think


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 14:31:34 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
Entered From: 24-181-27-97.dhcp.smyr.ga.charter.com at 24.181.27.97

Message:
The bond issue is a very good idea but the road idea is a bad one. To start with, road constructions and maintenance are solely government undertaken.We could start by importing a ship load of rice which can be sold to our people at reasonable cost, thereby eliminating the stronglehold by the Lebanese community.
As an investment bond, the government would provide tax breaks and other services to facilitate the provision of basic and cheap foodstuff such as rice.
Also large scale rice farming would be another project to consider. I hope you guys would try and put something up as this is a brilliant idea.count me in.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 16:23:59 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-71-65-63-113.insight.res.rr.com at 71.65.63.113

Message:
Thank you Mr.Barrie for a very excellent suggestion.I get a true breadth of fresh air with your ideas.I am starting to think you are a nationalist as well as a patriot.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:10:07 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.84.3

Message:

Where will the underwriters of such a Bond be located? The Bank of Sierra Leone should be able to provide sound advice on the structure and rewards of such a Bond issue. The risk of default is quite real.

Municipal bonds for public projects,are a fact of life in the more developed nations. Sierra leone should have been a part of this public finance game, with a proven tract record.

Sierra Leone has huge "proven mineral reserves", that could be used to back significant flows of developmental Capital. A nation with over a million ounces of gold in the ground, massive amounts of iron ore in the Tonkolili and Marampa deposits, diamonds galore......should attract her share of Global funds.

tstm


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 05:09:41 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
Great idea! A one thing I would like to know and also make a
suggestion:

a) Where would you be getting the dividends from? Let's say an
investment on a road from Lungi to Freetown. Do you anticipate
setting up a toll system?

b) The idea of appointing a designated person to collect an investor's
dividend is great. However, a safer alternative is to open a fixed
deposit account and allow the dividends to be paid directly into the
account when they fall due.

On the whole, a great idea I would not mind embracing.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 07:06:01 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
Yes, Chez - a toll road for example. let's look at the typical problem of people landing at Lungi. If there were say a toll road financed partly by diaspora investors, bank loans etc. then we all benefit.

b) Great idea of deposit account. It will also help our banking system as we have around 200,000 bank accounts for the whole of Salone.

Thanks for your positive contribution.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 07:50:47 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
Freetownboy, another that came to mind is the arrangements required
for government to pass on such a project to private bodies. As a risk
taker, I find this idea of for Sierra Leone a win win investment. One
thing though - those who cannot afford the toll/ What is to happen in
such a situation? An idea to bypass such a problem is to create a
bypass (New Road) that connects to Freetown via means the project
administrators may deem financially and environmentally beneficial.
Such a proposal was put to the late honourable Chief Kom Kanda (RIP)
by a colleague and self during a visit to London. he welcomed the idea
and out of that proposal was born theidea that my then SLPP
leadership submitted a proposal for a grant/loan to the ADB (whatever
became of that - God knows).

A new road will help combat the inequality problem but would put the
venture at risk.

Freetownboy, first things first - the idea being a great one should now
go to the drawing board. I know a few places that can have a look at
partnering such a venture if Government approval is in place. A local
bank will need to be involved - at present Sierra Leone commercial
bank is internationally accessible. A serious arrangement with them
could see us downloading their application forms to get involved in the
venture.

My email address: winakabs@rock.com for more private & confidential
inputs.

A great transferable project. Thank you, whilst hoping one would not
dread to get involved.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: kolonko
To: All
Date Posted: 15:00:46 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-150-120-46.range86-150.btcentralplus.com at 86.150.120.46

Message:
salone man tok tok tok tok tok tok do noting. bo una lef me yaaaaa.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 08:05:30 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
I think creating a bypass road would be too costly. I would say that the price should be pitched that anyone who can afford a gallon of fuel should be able to pay for the road. Local traffic will of course use the road for free.

There is also a major benefit to the local people as they will be employed in the construction, maintenance, toll collection. Not forgetting local guest houses along the road where visitors can also stay.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:11:46 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
It would not be viable. We should not compromise quality for cost. And
we should not compromise business for charity - a business is a
business. The project has a lot of constraints that can be overcome. All
that is needed is a thought through process - making all players happy.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Questions
To: All
Date Posted: 07:42:33 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-251-52-61.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.251.52.61

Message:
To pay current market interest of 12% on a $50 million bond means interest of $6 million each year. That means the project must generate that much from tolls after expenses.

who would be paying the tolls? how many of them would be doing so? Where would home-based payers get the money given the hign cost of living? If you remove currency risk for the govt. doesn't that leave the overseas investors exposed to it?

so long as the leone is where it is today against the dollar, u can foerget about such commercial projects. better to go dig diamonds that you can sell in dollars. Or go fishing. Or go nime gold. Think forteign investors are fools? Have u seen any foreighn investor outside of diamonds, gold, and other mining or fishing? Nope! Show me a foreign investor that wants to make money from tolls on a Lungi bridge and I'll show a buyer for the bridge to nowhere.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:41:42 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Great Observations..
Lungi Bridge is jes not viable..
The whole of salone has 30-50,000 cars..
Not all in FREETOWN.. and definately not all travelling to-fro Lungi on any given day..

Say 5000 a day (wonder what they will be goign to lungi for).. at 5000 leones to cross..thats 2.5 mill.. less than a 1000 dollars X 365...less than 1/2 a mil a year..

Not even enough to paint with corrosion resistant paint..

And the issue of what folks who cannot afford..
A pedestrian walkway.. You PILE.. or you all slug it.
5 guys in a car.. all with 1000 will pay the toll..

But it is just not a viable project..

I think the investment fund so think more VAT..

A gem cutting factory..
A casava processing plant to make glue, fufu, paper, animal feed and all the other derives of the cassava plant..

A juice canning factory..
Can from mango to banga.. to palm wine to nut oil.. anything cannable YES WE CAN.

Real estate.. Buy and build a whole lenght of wilkinson rd or lumley junction and turn it into office blocks and shops.. change the face of the country and move capital away from central FT..

A seven eleven kind of store..
Open 24 hrs.. sell all kind of products but concentrating on creating an avenue for locally made products..

Resorts..
Buy land laka.. and move all panbodies to the hills away from the beach.. turn the beach front land into the barbados of africa.. SANDALS, HILTON.. etc..

Anyways..
LUNGI BRIDGE.. leh dog dream die nah dog belleh..


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:41 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
We are getting there!! I am now opposed to the idea of a Lungi bridge.
More ferries and improved dock facilities can do better.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:58:59 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Cost way way less too abi....
And if only the ferries can be professional..
If only our people can be professional..

But i think its because almost all the assets of our state are channeled thru govment..

If the ferries where private enterprises and dealing with market forces..
I would be darn is it was not world class service..


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 09:33:57 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
Precisely candido. Please note that the Lungi toll road was just an example.

I reckon that if 20,000 Sierra Leone Diasporans give invest between $150 and $200 into such a fund/bond etc. then yes, many viable projects can be done as you suggested. For larger projects, the $1 - $2 million that we provide can act as seed money to kickstart it.

My real objective is to point out that we can with relatively small amounts of money create jobs in Sierra Leone for our people and make some money for ourselves.

Candido, do you know how much it cost to open a gem cutting factory or a fruit canning one?


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:46:48 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I understand the jist.. Lungi bridge should be darned...and lets focus calories on that which we can..

Opening a gem cutting factory.. i dont know mate..
I would think it is relatively cheap..go small to start.. 1-2 machines.. cutters, polishers. etc..

Like you say.. with 200K in a fund.. we can tap into any of the local banks and use that as leverage and security/collateral to obtain a line of credit..
Banks mostly want to see commitment.. and nothing better than coming in with your own half to show commitment..and the government can boost with low interest security or back to show the banks that they are willing to make it a viable project..

It is done all the time in PPP's..
(Private Public Partnerships)..
Thats how most franchises get thier stadiums and ballparks..


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:07:18 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
A great observation! You are right in asserting that the Leone needs
the force to compete with the dollar for such a project to be
successful. I am not the author of this idea but from experience of
failure in my business endeavours, I am tempted to believe that the
author of the idea does not intend to rely solely on tolls.

i have another idea that may help such a project that will aim at
making such an environmentally friendly project succeed. You buy
most of the land, say along the toll-road, and build on it with an
annual surcharge to help fund the toll-road costs and maintenance.
Lungi is a very beautiful environment and there are very well-to-do
people who would love to live there and commute to Freetown daily.
arrangements with companies could see their personnel residing in
Lungi to work in smoke-Freetown. Every professional and even the
non-professional regard their health as the most important and
residing in an environmentally friendly surrounding would be their
highest priority and pride.

Your observations, I trust, will awaken the authors and participants of
such a project - they need to see the broader picture that you have
seen. An input into the constraints of such a venture will surely help
them.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: Freetownboy
To: All
Date Posted: 08:00:57 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: no-reply@freetown.org.uk
Entered From: 5ad17505.bb.sky.com at 90.209.117.5

Message:
Questions,

I don't know how much the road will cost. Secondly, I am proposing that dividends are paid in the local currency, hence diaspora investment bond. We, diasporans are taking the risk. We already send in millions of dollars every year to our relatives and my proposal is that some of this money is channeled to funding development projects and our relatives can still benefit from the dividends.
Third, the main investors are us - you and me and chez who have an interest in Sierra Leone.

Thank you for your questions.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone Diaspora Investment Bond
From: zakmal
To: All
Date Posted: 10:33:04 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: COLUMBUSW@GMAIL.COM
Entered From: mail1.opteum.com at 64.238.200.100

Message:
This is what this forum should be about especially considering the ranking of Sierra Leone in the index of poor countries and also ranking # 139 on a recently published survey on how difficult it is to do business in Sierra Leone.I've ben a keen observer in this forum since last August during the campaign and I can safely say I'm addict of this forum but this is my first post because as an enterpreneur and part-time philantrohpist this idea of helping our beloved country fascinates me greatly.However,this wonderful idea is now in the hands of great minds like Chez whose thoughts I follow with great interest,Candid and hopefully Fenblaba and the rest of the great minds on this forum would help make it a reality. Guys, whatever the final product looks like let us please keep the politicians as far away from it as possible.This forum should be about developing our country and as a watchdog over the custodians of our land and not as a tool to destroy each other.Lonta !


Subject: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:09:42 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Posted by KABS KANU on May 01, 2008 at 20:45:25:

I am making this appeal to you from the bottom of my heart. I want you to desist from writing on the issue between me and Sylvia Blyden.

I can understand how you feel. I appreciate your concern for the defamation going on against me and my wife for things we never did. My wife is a woman of faith.She believes the Bible passage that says : "NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST us SHALL PROSPER AND EVERY TONGUE THAT RISES AGAINST US IN JUDGEMENT SHALL BE PROVED TO BE FALSE " ( Isaiah 54: 17). She understands the Bible well and knows that throughout life the innocent have faced situations that they did not deserve.She does not deserve being associated with Foday Sankoh and she knows it is the usual diabolical political smear-campaign. She has never been to Sierra Leone during the rebel war. She came to America before the war started and has never been to Sierra Leone since she came.

But I am making this appeal not only because of my wife.Those who know her know the truth and will conclude that this is all a smear campaign. However, I have been contacted by mail by one of the parents on the othe side in a letter which sought to clarify a lot of things , while also expressing the deep hurt being undegone as a result of what is going on and the retaliatory attacks from members of this forum. I did not want to bring this to public notice and I am sorry for doing so, but I have to let you know this for you to understand how serious the situation has become and for you to stop those posts. I am very sorry that this is happening , i.e that the innocent have to suffer for other people's excesses,and this , we all know, was not the intended outcome . But this is what happens when situations get out of control. Forumites have to stop posting in retaliation to Sylvia Blyden's campaign of defamation against me and my wife. Let the innocent not suffer for what has been going on between us and Sylvia.

Please cease all attacks. Let's follow the advice of Allieu Iscandari and other well-meaning people. Don't post any more attacks.

I don't want anybody to also attack Jallohlaw or try to reveal his true identity on this forum. His issue is being dealt with through other civil means.

Please let's demonstrate maturity and take the higher ground. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT PLEASE LET'S LEAVE EVERYTHING IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

KABS KANU


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Junks Seller
To: All
Date Posted: 12:28:25 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: junkaman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.211.227.150

Message:
LOOK YOU MOT; FAKE REVEREND


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 05:51:50 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
I have tried to be evasive when the matter of Rev. Kabs and Sylvia is
posted on the forum and elsewhere. Looking into the mirror,
pondering my thoughts on this issue - my silence makes me a
hypocrite. Sylvia's retaliation to the piece published by Erica on
cocorioko is childish and uncalled for. However, we have to look at the
origin of things. Had the piece by Erica gone under objectivity, one
would have hailed our Honourable Rev. Kabs. I must say this to Rev.
Kabs, be objective in your reporting even when it comes to someone
that does not see eye to eye with you. We would not have arrived at
this badmouthing of each other and family if you had shown this moral
high ground in the first place. I have always maintained that you can
be greater than what you are now if only you do not stoop to pettiness.
In my world, perceived weakness is great strength; apologies to
appease for peace is the greatest honour; long-suffering for what is
right is the greatest and highest order that God can bestow on man.
You in the- Fourth Estate - relatively controls the minds of so many of
your readers - they love you and believe you can do no wrong. i have
never, ever, posted on Sylvia's organs of communications, so I pray no
one view my statement as a callous appeasement. Rev. Kabs, you
misplaced your sense of objective reporting when you published the
piece by Erica without first assigning another, if not yourself, to have
cross-checked the story and then get the other side's version. May
God continue to guide you and not be blinded by unreasonable and
inconsiderate surroundings. We should be wary of such surroundings.
I have been there so I know what pathological abhorrence for another
can bring. No victor No vanquished as we are all extensions of each
other.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 00:17:36 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.132.95.245

Message:
Kabs I respect you but find your appeal very cynical and hypocrital and
not reflective of the action of a man of God. You are not a victim in
these attacks but is equally culpable. We warned you when this
madness started to stop it. Over the few months that I have been
visiting this forum, I have observed that you always delete those
articles you want to. You were however warning people against these
postings, but did not take the initiative to delete them. This caused
lunatics like Jallohlaw on the awarenesstimes forum and others to
engage in this tit for tat. I remember a time when I posted an article
very critical about what is happening in Southern Africa, you went
ahead and deleted it as it was critical of Mugabe. Later an article with
essentially the same points made it to the front page of Cocorioko.
Kabs you should know that anytime you open a cesspit you will smell
feces. If you really want this back and forth to stop, tell your forum
police to delete these postings and disregard the trash that is written on
the awarenesstimes forum. Sylvia is crazy and will never get tired.
Your man EBK is facing so many problems in Sierra Leone, let's use
this forum to debate suggestions about the solutions to Sierra Leone's
problems.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Reality Check
To: All
Date Posted: 01:10:53 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
TRUTH , YOU WROTE :

"If you really want this back and forth to stop, tell your forum
police to delete these postings and disregard the trash that is written on
the awarenesstimes forum. Sylvia is crazy and will never get tired. "
Truth, do you have a wife ? Do you know the meaning of defamation ? Are you advising somebody to delete his own posts but disregard potentially damaging posts in another forum ? Let's be real, man. If the shoe were on the other foot, would you have accepted this advise ? Let us stop this hypocrisy and double-standards. If Kabs and his supporters too write potentially damaging posts against Sylvia and her parents, this madness will stop. You must get Kabs-Kanu and Sylvia to delete the posts on their forums .Trying to force one person to do so is unfair.After all, Sylvia too is being damaged. She might not think so now but she will when these things begin coming back to haunt her family.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 01:31:33 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.133.84.160

Message:
Who is a Reverend, Sylvia is not. The nomenclature "man of God"
carries with it great responsibilities. Priests are viewed as people who
model their lives after the savior Christ. Remember when Jesus was
being crucified. He said "forgive them lord for they know not." This is
what men of God say. If Kabs were like me, not a pastor, I would be
the first to encourage him to engage in the trade in insults.

Remember also that though I detest Sylvia, her mother, father,
brothers and entire family have all been also insulted on this forum.
Should this insult trading go on forever? I hope and pray that Kabs
would stop listening to worldly people like me and you and just ignore
Sylvia. If this had been done at the outset, all this would not have
happened. As for me, you can call me any thing you like Mr. Reality
check.



Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 01:18:55 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Reality Check, you have said the right thing. The deleting of posts should be done by both people. Sylvia is crazy but she has to show concern for her family's reputation which is being destroyed.Sylvia too caused this problem. She should have reserved her opinions about Kabs' award. Let us form a committee and talk to the both sides to stop this madness and delete their posts. We cannot make genuine peace between them if we only put it behind one person .Wetin unu say ?


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:16:13 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
We cannot make peace between these two individuals so bent on eating
at each other. What we can only do is to help manage the conflict
between them. The only way to do so is for the stronger of the two to
find a place in his or her heart to efface, permanently blot out, the
grudge that is held within. In a way, try to be good to the one who
hates you - the shame will come upon that which hate you for no
cause. As is now - there is cause for Rev. Kabs or Sylvia to believe that
the other hates the other. As Rev. Kabs is a man of God, he should
embrace the doctrine of loving those that hate you for no cause. Sylvia
can only change her ways, if our much stronger Reverend show God's
love to Sylvia. This can be done by way of reporting objectively
whenever a piece concerns Ms Blyden.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 23:28:56 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Kabs, I thank you very much for your fine appeal to members of this forum, I hope and pray that people will take your advice in good faith.
It is now time for us to rise above this pettiness,
May God let us take the moral high ground.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Boy Med
To: All
Date Posted: 01:43:56 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Time to rise above the pettiness? Go back and read your atacks on the Iscandari family and see how petty they are and how small you look to many of us who are watching. You forget ole belful?


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Bra Enviable
To: All
Date Posted: 22:54:05 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Kabs, Kabor. This proposal could be unpopular with many people but damn the grumbling. At least for now, can we go back to the process that exposes a writer's internet provider, so that posted messages can point to their place of origin? Although people can post from different computers, the rigmarole of posting from one computer to another can remarkably reduce the frequency of forum violations.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 22:20:44 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Kabs show your good faith by deleting all the post below that mention sylvia blyden, take the ticker about her off the news paper. Thas how you show good faith. This event has belittled you and all of us in no small way. I stand firmly on the side of Cocorioko because I am a founding member of this forum. Your news paper is a first class act. Why then have you allowed your self and those who support you to wallow in the gutter. You are bigger than that and your decision should have been made a long time ago. Delete this crap about slvia and her family.

God Bless


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Veteran Forumite
To: All
Date Posted: 22:58:10 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Thank you, Allieu for your efforts to bring sanity to this forum. I however want to state in my response that the appeal to delete should be addressed to the owners of the two forums. This madness has also reduced the respect some of us had for Sylvia Blyden. I don't care what Kabs Kanu did to her she should not have attacked his wife, Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu. What has she achieved ? Exoneration for her participation in the rebel war ? No way. We all know that the God-fearing Mrs.Kabs-Kanu was not even in Sierra Leone during the war for her to have anything to do with Foday Sankoh .We know this is just another Sylvia Blyden plot against a good person.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 05:38:04 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
In the interest of my wife I continue to appeal to you all to listen and stop posting. As for deleting the posts, if the other party agrees to delete her's


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: The guy next door
To: All
Date Posted: 10:42:33 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-65-189-145-186.columbus.res.rr.com at 65.189.145.186

Message:
Kabs you deleted my most recent post to this end, Again, I know not Dr. Blyden You, however, I know very well. We go back a long way therefore, my allegiance and respectability is fervently with you. Yet, I must tell you that you are not serious about moving on as per your appeal. Chez could not have said it better in his post. You allowed yourself to be sucked into Ms. Adam's fracas with Dr. Blyden now she is making apologies all over the place while you are engaged in trying to disassociate yourself from the mud slinging that have ensured. You are squarely in the middle of it all because you showed poor judgment by publishing Ms. Erica's rancor. If you must carry articles of that nature why not have a separate editorial with a heading "Gossip Corner". It is my take that you will compromise the integrity of Cocorioko should you continued publish on the front page unsubstantiated claims. Why do I need to know about Ms. Adam's et el and Blyden's personal issues? our these people the new celebrities of Cocoriocko? Its relevance appeals to only a small group of readers.
Furthermore, if indeed you really mean what you are asking supporters to do then, pull the highlighted statement stating that the posts in Awareness Times is an impersonator from the front page and the red flasher at the top of the forum. Rev. we are with you no matter what but...Take heed from Alieu and shot down the ticker it only reminds readers of the bewilderment you share with the other side.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 06:02:12 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
Moses' law! Here again! Rev. Kabs! Please! Please! Do not put yourself in
competition to Sylvia. Let your Moral High Ground parlance not be
connected to the actions or reactions of Sylvia. Let U BE the Rev. Kabs
society view you to be. Let those who want to judge you not see the obstinate side of things. Deleting the posts will only increase your
credence - I am not suggesting you do. It is your choice to do so and
such a choice, if you decide to take it, is the greatest honour restored.
You are indeed someone our young readers and writers would like to
emulate. Give them that happiness!!


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: First Time Poster
To: All
Date Posted: 06:58:48 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-239-231-250.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 96.239.231.250

Message:
I have been a long time visitor to this forum but this is the first time I am posting. Frankly, I see no end in sight to this madness about Sylvia Blyden as long as the Honorable Rev. refuses to rise above the fray. If he continues to allow forumites to write outrageous things about Sylvia and her family then he leaves his own family wide open to attacks. I live in NJ and we all know that Sylvia was just trying to sully the good name of the Rev's wife. But Rev., why allow formuites to write such derogatory things about the Blyden family? You could easily put a stop to this by doing what some forumites already suggested - deleting everything Sylvia Blyden. So what if she continues to write about you in her newspaper? Just ignore her and she will get tired. After all, it takes two to tango.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Suggestion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:45 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Can we get both parties to delete the posts ? Can we do that ? You are talking about the Blydens .What about the Kanu family ? Let us get a way of contacting Sylvia too to delete her posts.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: First Time Poster
To: All
Date Posted: 15:44:22 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-239-231-250.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 96.239.231.250

Message:
I do not go to the Awareness website and many have suggested that Sylvia Blyden is not a stable person so why bring yourself to her level. Remember the saying "He who drums for a sick (crazy) man is himself sick." I am sure there are more fruitful things to be discussed on the Cocorioko forum that Sylvia Blyden and her family. I, for one, do not care about who raped who or who Foday Sankoh had slept with. That is not going to put food on the tables of hard working Sierra Leoneans who could barely make ends meet.


Subject: Re: PLEASE, LET'S TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 08:14:27 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: general-kt-195.t-mobile.co.uk at 149.254.192.195

Message:
You are more than correct - it takes two to tango!!


Subject: PLEASE LETS TAKE THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 21:03:21 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Posted by KABS KANU on May 01, 2008 at 20:45:25:

I am making this appeal to you from the bottom of my heart. I want you to desist from writing on the issue between me and Sylvia Blyden.

I can understand how you feel. I appreciate your concern for the defamation going on against me and my wife for things we never did. My wife is a woman of faith.She believes the Bible passage that says : "NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST us SHALL PROSPER AND EVERY TONGUE THAT RISES AGAINST ME IN JUDGEMENT SHALL BE PROVED TO BE FALSE " ( Isaiah 54: 17). She understands the Bible well and knows that throughout life the innocent have faced situations that they did not deserve.She does not deserve being associated with Foday Sankoh and she knows it is the usual diabolical political smear-campaign. She has never been to Sierra Leone during the rebel war. She came to America before the war started and has never been to Sierra Leone since she came.

But I am making this appeal not only because of my wife.Those who know her know the truth and will conclude that this is all a smear campaign. However, I have been contacted by mail by one of the parents on the othe side in a letter sought to clarify a lot of things , while also expressing the deep hurt being undegone as a result of what is going on and the retaliatory attacks from members of this forum. I did not want to bring this to public notice and I am sorry for doing so, but I have to let you know this for you to understand how serious the situation has become and for you to stop those posts. I am very sorry that this is happening , i.e that the innocent have to suffer for other people's excesses,and this , we all know, was not the intended outcome . But this is what happens when situations get out of control. Forumites have to stop posting in retaliation to Sylvia Blyden's campaign of defamation against me and my wife. Let the innocent not suffer for what has been going on between us and Sylvia.

Please cease all attacks. Let's follow the advice of Allieu Iscandari and other well-meaning people. Don't post any more attacks.

I don't anybody to also attack Jallohlaw or try to reveal his true identity on this forum. His issue is being dealt with through other civil means.

Please let's demonstrate maturity and take the higher ground. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT PLEASE LET'S LEAVE EVERYTHING IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

KABS KANU


Subject: ANOTHER WARNING TO FORUMITES TO DESIST
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 20:45:25 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I am making this appeal to you from the bottom of my heart. I want you to desist from writing on the issue between me and Sylvia Blyden. I can understand how you feel. I appreciate your concern for the defamation going on against me and my wife for things we never did. My wife is a woman of faith. She understands the Bible well and knows that throughout life the innocent have faced situations that they did not deserve.She does not deserve being associated with Foday Sankoh and she knows it is the usual diabolical political smear-campaign.

But I am making this appeal not only because of my life. I have been contacted by mail by one of the parents on the othe side expressing the deep hurt the family is undergoing as a result of what is going on and the retaliatory attacks from members of this forum. I did not want to bring this to public notice and I am sorry for doing so, but I have to let you know this for you to understand how serious the situation has become. Sylvia Blyden may put up all the bravado she wants but in truth, her family too is hurting . I am very sorry that this is happening , i.e that they , the innocent, have to suffer for their daughter's excesses , and this , we all know, was not the intended outcome . But this is what happens when situations get out of control. Forumites have to stop hurting innocent people. Let the innocent not suffer for what has been going on between us and Sylvia.

Please cease all attacks. Let's follow the advice of Allieu Iscandari and other well-meaning people. Don't post any more attacks.

Please let's demonstrate maturity and take the higher ground. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, BUT PLEASE LET'S LEAVE EVERYTHING IN THE HANDS OF GOD.

KABS KANU


Subject: CNN and lonely planet are liars
From: CNN LIE LIE
To: All
Date Posted: 19:24:59 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
a lonely planet guy wrote a book about countries he has never been to and now CNN is lying about the price of gas in Sierra Leone. Tha is why I belive Dr. Jeremiah Wright's message "The government lied"


Subject: Re: CNN and lonely planet are liars
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 02:46:20 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
The CNN and the govt are two seperate entities!


Subject: Another $20 --- Some of you here should hold ur head & cry.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 19:06:59 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So far we are at..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
--------- Sent to SLVP.org already ------


$50.0 ---- Donated BY http://www.callstoafrica.com
$40.0 ---- Donated BY MumsyT (VSL)
$20.0 ---- Donated BY JB2006 (VSL)
$40.0 ---- Donated BY Fredieddie (VSL)
$20.0 ---- Donated BY Mah- D (VSL)
$20.0 ---- Donated BY Sabawaka (VSL)<<<<--------

http://forum.visitsierraleone.org/forum_posts.asp?TID=2654&PID=30962#30962

----------- IN THE PIPELINE ----------

$3.8 ---- Purchase Mr Kamara -- Apr 19th
$3.8 ---- Purchase Mr Fred -- Apr 21st
$2.0 ---- Donated purchase @ http://www.callstoafrica.com - Bbx -- Apr 25th
$2.0 ---- Donated purchase @ http://www.callstoafrica.com - Bbx -- Apr 26th
$2.0 ---- Donated purchase @ http://www.callstoafrica.com - Bbx -- Apr 27th
$2.0 ---- Donated purchase @ http://www.callstoafrica.com - Bbx -- Apr 29th

------------- Pledges ----------

£50.0 ---- Ann & all her beautiful pearls

We need your participation.
Talk of attitudinal change. It starts here..


Subject: FOR KABBIE KANU
From: DR CHARLES CURTIS_THOMAS RN MD
To: All
Date Posted: 18:00:07 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 198.133.139.165

Message:
I THINK THE IMMATICULATE SYLVIA BLYDEN SHD PRESUME RESPONSIBILTY AND ADMIT THE FACT THAT SHE AND KABBIE HAVE BEING MATING FOR YRS. THE REASON FOR ALL THIS QUARELL ACCORDING TO ONE OF MY PARPITRATOR IT HAS COME TO MY FULL KNOWLEDGE THAT BECAUSE KABS REFUSE TO GO TO FREETOWN TO TO GIVE SYLVIA SOME DICK HAS RESULTED TO ALL THIS. WELL I AS A DOCTOR IS READY TO INJECT WHOSOEVR NEEDS MEDICATION BECAUSE I HAVE BEING ON A VERY HIGH DOSE OF METHODONE OF LATE AND THEREFORE KEEPING MY COOL. BUT LETS CALL A SPADE A SPADE I HEARD KABS IS NOT A LEGAL IMMIGRANT AND SO THERFORE HAS NOT BEING HOME SINCE THE 90'S. BUT SINCE SYLVIA CLIT IS SO BIG AND I HEARD SHE IS HRAMPRODITE . SO I HAVE SPOKEN AND WHOSOEVER IT CONCERN BE WARNED


Subject: Re: FOR KABBIE KANU
From: MJ
To: All
Date Posted: 08:20:14 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.151.137.183

Message:
Leave Kabs Kanu alone and stop impersonating Dr. Curtis Thomas, you fool! Your grammar is a disgrace! Go and look for better things to do! You are not even fit to be a Messenger let alone a Doctor! Go back to primary school and work your way up. Stupid!


Subject: Re: For Dr. Curtis-Thomas
From: Jaigboi
To: All
Date Posted: 18:49:52 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: wsip-98-172-21-189.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.172.21.189

Message:
Dr. Curtis-Thomas please foward me an address to reach you.


Subject: Re: For Dr. Curtis-Thomas
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 19:23:27 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-101-125.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.101.125

Message:
I am sure this was not Dr. Curtis Thomas . I am warning this person to stop impersonating Dr. Thomas.


Subject: Re: For Dr. Curtis-Thomas
From: SAM
To: All
Date Posted: 21:27:02 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-44c7e83c.dyn.optonline.net at 68.199.232.60

Message:
THAT IS DEFINITELY NOT DOCTOR CURTIS


Subject: PLEASE DELETE THE OFFENSIVE MESSAGE
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:14:11 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.39

Message:
Moderator seems to be more loyal to APC than even his own image. Whilst an indicting post on APC is deleted in a flash, pornographic materials are choice item for moderator, and stay on for public viewing for as long as he determines - which is usually forever. Well lets face it if moderator enjoys pornography ... why remove it?

My advice is simply - some of your friends that advocate vile conduct are not role models... worst still, don't really care about your image sir, and maybe its time to listen to ALlieu Iscandri ASAP.


are simply "overlooked', as we say in Salone.


Subject: Low grade san san and Alpha Saidu should be ashame of SLPP
From: saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 14:32:31 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-255-178.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.255.178

Message:
Alpha Saidu and Low grade you guys should be ashame of SLPP.You guys have such blind and unconditional love for SLPP to the point that you don't even appreciate the good job that our dynamic and diligent president is doing.GOD BLESS PRE.KOROMA AND LONG LIVE APC IN POWER.
Take a look at this and discuss it with a level headed friend,that is if you have any.
PICTURE OF SLPP IN CONTROL OF SIERRA LEONE.THIS IS FREETOWN OUR CAPITAL. God will continue to frustrate you guys for all the suffering and embarrassment your brought upon our nation.


Subject: Re: Low grade san san and Alpha Saidu should be ashame of SLPP
From: Freetown
To: All
Date Posted: 14:35:36 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-255-178.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.255.178

Message:
Jesus Christ SLPP was really this useless.Oh sweet salone.I pray God will empower our president to clean this kind of image.


Subject: EBK has made the situation worse
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 14:58:17 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.39

Message:
Under EBK's tenure the rubbish has actually blocked the main access road you see in the picture.

You guys should come and live in the hell, osai owai is creating for us in Salone. Freetown is stinkier than ever before. The word on the street is that VP is busy siphoning city cleaning funds to pay for his $1 million dollar home.


Subject: Re: EBK has made the situation worse
From: Alpha Foday Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:54:06 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: alpha@hotmail.com,
Entered From: host86-134-105-178.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.105.178

Message:
Boo una leffe. Charles Margai will not post such a silly message on this forum. He is surely bigger than dis. Who ever is trying to be a nuissance should run. No bodi nor dae buy dis.

Alphae


Subject: Re: EBK has made the situation worse
From: Alpha Foday Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 12:50:19 05/02/08 ()
Email Address: alpha@hotmail.com,
Entered From: host86-134-105-178.range86-134.btcentralplus.com at 86.134.105.178

Message:
This person using the name of PMDC Leader Charles F Margai in this forum is making a very STUPID and FOOLISH MISTAKE. EBK and the rest of us know that C F Margai is too big to play dis type of Pikin polititricks.

What ever wedge you want to create and widen; stop it. It is not going to work. Margai is BIGGER THAN DIS PIKIN BUSINESS.

We dae waetch unnu.

Alphae


Subject: Re: EBK has made the situation worse
From: Freetown
To: All
Date Posted: 15:08:01 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-255-178.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.255.178

Message:
Liar, you guys failed,I am in Freetown.


Subject: Re: EBK has made the situation worse
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 15:24:47 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.39

Message:
So am I. Are you not very hungry? Or you are one of the task force boys going around in black Jeeps beating up pastors. God dae oooh paa


Subject: Re: EBK has made the situation worse
From: JOE LAHAI
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:16 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: junkaman@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.211.227.150

Message:
The Fools will never admit that their party is damn violent. With the likes of VICTOR FOH, LEATHERBOOT, KEMOH SESAY and that other fool parading the streets of Bo as Resident Minister in their ranks, what do you expect?


Subject: Kabs Kanu's wife has never been to Sierra Leone since 1990
From: Curious
To: All
Date Posted: 14:29:11 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-101-125.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.101.125

Message:
Kabs Kanu's wife left Sierra Leone in 1990 to come to the United States. She has never gone back since . The rebel war started in 1991 and ended in 2002. If what Sylvia is saying is true, did Foday Sankoh use to come to the United States to meet her ? Did Foday Sankoh ever come to the U.S. I AM CURIOUS.


Subject: Re: Kabs Kanu's wife has never been to Sierra Leone since 1990
From: Shame on you all
To: All
Date Posted: 14:37:27 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-101-125.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.101.125

Message:
Shame on you all for taking this Sylvia Devil seriously. Don't you all know that it is a strategy by Sylvia to take the heat off herself ? . Sylvia , we all know, was Foday Sankoh's lover and internet Spokeswoman. She is ashamed of the slur on her character and thinks that by saying Kabs Kanu's wife was Foday Sankoh's woman , she will make Kabs Kanu angry and stop allowing you guys on this forum to write about her life with Foday Sankoh in the jungle. How can somebody who was not in Sierra Leone during the war be accused of loving with Foday Sankoh ? I learnt that the woman is such a holy woman, who stays by her Bible whole day. Nobody is taking Sylvia seriously, trust me. People know she is just lying to get at Kabs Kanu.


Subject: Re: Kabs Kanu's wife has never been to Sierra Leone since 1990
From: Curious
To: All
Date Posted: 14:44:36 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-101-125.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.101.125

Message:
Sorry I did not know this was what was happening. I want to think Kabs Kanu screwed this Sylvia girl and she is trying to take her frustration out on Kabs'wife because he rejected her for Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu.


Subject: Re: Kabs Kanu's wife has never been to Sierra Leone since 1990
From: Shame on you all
To: All
Date Posted: 15:22:41 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Kabs' supporters are fretting for nothing. Everybody knows that Sylvia is just trying to get at Kabs-Kanu by attacking the most precious jewel in his life.


Subject: Re: Kabs Kanu's wife has never been to Sierra Leone since 1990
From: Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
To: All
Date Posted: 21:15:01 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I know that Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu had nothing to do with Foday Sankoh.Everybody knows that she is a Reverend and so far has lived her life well.But I am lying on her to get her husband to stop publishing articles against me by people accusing me of loving with Foday Sankoh.I realised that was the only way to make my demands to be met.


Subject: Babatunde Blyden raped his daughter Sylvia for 20 years
From: Fair man
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:35 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Babatunde Blyden is not only a homosexual who was Pa. Lido's wife. He abused his daughter Sylvia Blyden for 20 years. When he is asked why he was doing it, he says Sylvia Blyden who provoked him to do it. He says his daughter is an addict.


Subject: Re: Babatunde Blyden raped his daughter Sylvia for 20 years
From: Shame
To: All
Date Posted: 17:18:04 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-172-251-180.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.251.180

Message:
Shame shame sex should be very private

Wash your mouth and ask for forgiveness

Say AMEM.


Subject: President Koroma Must Be Ready To Change His Attitude.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 12:34:41 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Recently I heard President Ernest Bai Koroma used another phrase from the APC'S political PLAY BOOK:
"ALL SIERRA LEONEANS MUST CHANGE THEIR ATTITUDES"
Since he took political power, president Koroma has being making fine public statements but he had woefully failed to translate his words into actions.
If the president really wants our people to change
their attitudes, he(Mr.Koroma) must first change his attitude towards the way he governs.
I am sure If the president changes his attitude he will never again appoint people(with public records that prove that they are corrupt), to hold sensitive positions.He must be willing to appoint the most suitable Sierra Leoneans with a clean proven record.
Right now, president Koroma is not showing the right attitude by appointing the wrong public servants.
Mr. Ernest Koroma must not only use his old high school, Makeni Town and northern region connections as the only qualification to hold a sensitive position in his administration.
The call for a change of attitude must start with president Ernest Bai Koroma, he must be a role model
on this issue, so that all the people of Sierra Leone will emulate his examples. He must lead by good example and not JUST EMPTY TALK.
Sierra Leone needs a good leader that will take us forward and A TALK SHOW HOST.


Subject: Re: President Koroma Must Be Ready To Change His Attitude.
From: Man way nor get worry
To: All
Date Posted: 13:58:04 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: at 205.222.248.64

Message:
I think you need to change your attitude as well. Your posting in this forum and others are full of nonsense and hatred not just toward the A.P.C, but also to people who are progressing in our society. By the way, I heard that your TPS application was denied, what have you done about it. Man nar for mak ase o, den say police den dae book man den back na katanga republic ef u nor get da canda.


Subject: President Koroma's achichude is non-responsive to change.
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:20:42 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.39

Message:
Its all just rhetoric. Our EBK unfortunately does not mean a word of what he says. Why would he be pressuring ACC's Tejan Cole from further quizzing Afsatu Kabbahs blatant thievery in the electricity debacle?

Why would the president surround himself with known huslers like Alfa Kanu aka Alhaji Abuja?

All nar lie lie yah pah? Watch nor mor ... they shall soon be unmasked.


Subject: Re: President Koroma's achichude is non-responsive to change.
From: Half book man
To: All
Date Posted: 17:03:05 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: at 205.222.248.64

Message:
Do you have proof, has the ACC complain, I think you are out in an illusion. Wait and see when ACC start draging you thiefy-thiefy jan coli co ministers,you will start to cry like babies again. Mind you, then VP said in the town hall meeting held in MD that, who so ever has plunders poor Mama Salon's money, he or she will have to find a way to pay back. I predict, most will end up in jail because they spent most of what the stole for 11 years in the past presidential race. Lunta!


Subject: VP says that to fool half bookman lekeh you
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 17:16:56 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.39

Message:
The VP is the hustler of all hustlers - Only in mama Salone do we make truck drivers head of state.

Proof about EBK pressuring Tejan Cole ? Which planet are you on half bookman - don't you have relatives in Salone or at least party people you can call? The news is all over the place its an open secrete. Even the World bank people are shoeing interest in the case.

Me broda nor falla waitman contri tay tay yu los focus bad bad one ooh? Check earlier posts in this forum - you might begin to understand that your EBK is not the righteousman you think he is. Or do you want Tejan Cole's number?

My marooned brother


Subject: Re: VP says that to fool half bookman lekeh you
From: Half book man
To: All
Date Posted: 18:34:39 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: at 205.222.248.64

Message:
You dae ask me if I dae follow up with events back home? I think I know more than you, cus I am calling every day and make frequent visits. The trash woe haters like you guys dae vomit nar this forum, eh watin dae happen back home is just opposite . So if yu blind ar nor blind. For yor info, I get business way ar the run back home and employed twenty youths. Nor to gov woke, nor to gov contract, nar me yone labor. Bookman, watin nar yu yone plan for help mama salon? Wait for meke SLPP cam back nar power in "two thousand letee..." en get gov woke en plunder back poor mama Salone? By Da time day, either you go done die, or the hold working stick because the people of Mama Salone go hardly forgive una for this state of condition way una done putan. So, una geee EBK chance for meke e clear the mess wae una lef. Book sense nor to sense, common sense make book. Lonta.


Subject: Re: VP says that to fool half bookman lekeh you
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 09:42:00 05/03/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.16

Message:
Me broda tellam yah. Why you think dae paa train en put gun nar we han back? Ansa honestly ... nor shame.

Which 20 youths are you employing brother. Let me know if they need further training - I might just be able to help. You know say Local Gofment election dae cam jisnor - we sure go need dem yu kin yutman dem.

By the way which kind bizness yu dae do? Jebu?


Subject: Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
From: Plein Tok
To: All
Date Posted: 11:24:00 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-21-180-12.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 76.21.180.12

Message:
After Eleven Years As President Of Sierra Leone...Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
Posted by on Apr 30, 2008, 09:29



In a BBC “Focus on Africa programme which was broadcast on Friday, April 25, 2008, former President Kabbah emphatically stated that he did “not” have any regrets about his leadership of the Republic of Sierra Leone from 1996 to 2007. Dr. Kabbah was responding to the BBC correspondent’s poser, “Do you have any regrets about your tenure of office?”

Before attempting any analysis of former President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah’s statement, this writer wishes to commend the former President for providing the appropriate leadership for bringing the nation’s eleven-year brutal war to a relatively peaceful conclusion, sustaining the fragile peace and supervising the successful transfer of power from one civilian government to the other.

Regarding the transfer of power, Alhaji Kabbah should be lauded for not even trying to manipulate the nation’s constitution in order to prolong his stay in office beyond the legal two five- year terms as some other African leaders have done. Dr. Kabbah should also be congratulated for not interfering into the outcome of the expressed will of the voters regarding both the Presidential and Parliamentary elections. The former President’s party, the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and his favorite Presidential candidate lost to the opposition, All Peoples Congress (APC) party.

However, this writer wishes to call the attention of former President Kabbah to the following obvious issues which may be construed and perceived by constructively critical minded Sierra Leoneans to be failures. These, the critics maintain, may have tarnished his Presidency. While the late Frank Sinatra sang his favorite world famous hit tune, “I DID IT MY WAY” to the delight of all, former President Kabbah will continue to insist on singing his favorite, “NO REGRETS” tune much to the chagrin of many Sierra Leoneans.

In the first instance, Sierra Leoneans were definitely not amused when Dr. Kabbah publicly stated that he had been made aware by the security agencies about the alleged 1997 plot to overthrow his one-year old government several days before the coup actually took place. They were not amused because former President Kabbah failed to take the necessary proactive steps to protect their lives and property.

It should be recalled that the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council (AFRC) which was headed by Major Johnny Paul Koroma was most unpopular both nationally and internationally. The AFRC which invited the Revolutionary United Front (RUF0 to join them in the governance of the state unleashed terror and mayhem on innocent citizens. It is the perception of many that all of these brutal acts could have been avoided only if former President Kabbah had acted resolutely and decisively when he was initially informed about the alleged coup plot. Certainly, Dr. Kabbah must have some regrets about this episode and perceived leadership lapse.

While former President Kabbah was in exile in Guinea – Conakry, virtually all Sierra Leoneans refused to cooperate with Johnny Paul Koroma’s renegade government. A democratically organized student demonstration led to the indiscriminate murder of many innocent students by the power and blood thirsty AFRC killer machine. Surely Dr. Kabbah must have some regrets about this fiasco.

The former President will surely agree with this writer that the killer machine of the RUF’s invasion of Freetown and its surrounding areas on January 6, 1999 epitomized the worst violations of the human rights of innocent citizens. Sierra Leoneans have been informed that the former President barely escaped capture by the RUF mobsters at King Jimmy. Thousands of Freetonians were killed, mutilated, property worth billions was destroyed and thousands more were psychologically damaged. Without any doubt, former President Kabbah must have some regrets about this debacle.

Again, the civil society demonstrations against the intransigence of the late Foday Sankoh at his Spur Road residence resulted in the deaths of over twenty innocent citizens. Incidentally all the demonstrators wanted were peace, security, stability, development and democratic governance. Surely, Alhaji Kabbah must have some regrets about his sad episode.

Incidentally, the floods which devastated the Pujehun district and the perceived lack of demonstration of the appropriate warmth and response by the former President were not appreciated by the WANJAMA citizens. The WANJAMA people were aware of the fact that their native sons S.U.M. Jah, Eddie Massallay, Francis Kaikai, Lawrence Kamara, Ansu Kaikai, Sillah and Rogers had played key roles in keeping the district in the firm grip of the SLPP and in destabilizing the activities of the RUF. The district appears to have been disappointed with former President Kabbah’s very minimal rice contribution to the over three hundred thousand inhabitants of the area. The seeds of the strained political relationship between the SLPP and Pujehun district were perceived to have been planted at that time. Of course, the chickens came home to roost in the 2007 elections when the SLPP only managed to win two out of the five parliamentary seats.

Certainly, former President Kabbah must have some regrets about the inconceivable situation in Pujehun.

The general perception is that former President Kabbah led the SLPP like his very own personal fiefdom, a behavioral pattern, which, some how claimed, created the environment for the disaster which has befallen the SLPP. Alhaji Kabbah is also alleged to have secretly supported Dr. S.S. Banya over Mr. M.C. Kallon for the position of national chairman, the late S.B. Marah over Dr. S. B. Saccoh for the position of Regional Chairman –North and Mr. Dixon Rogers over Janneh for the position of National Young Generation Leader. Surely, Dr. Kabbah must have some deep regrets about these decisions.

Sadly, the death of Chief Sam Hinga Norman while in the custody of the special court, though unexpected, was detrimental to the avowed claim of former President Kabbah that he was an advocate of human rights. The late Chief Norman was perceived by many Sierra Leoneans to be a REAL HERO because he helped to liberate them from the pangs of the RUF killer machine. Certainly, Dr. Kabbah must have some serious regrets about Chief Norman’s circumstances and death if truly he put his thinking cap on.

For almost five years, the former President is alleged to have directed the VP, Foreign Affairs, Internal Affairs and Information Ministers to inform Sierra Leoneans that “YENGA WAS NOT AN ISSUE” because “YENGA” belonged to Sierra Leone. The former President is alleged to have been irritated with the former Ombudsman, Mr. Francis Gabbidon, for daring to publicly suggest a “BAKASSI Peninsula” type of strategy for resolving the YENGA problem. It is alleged that, Mr. Gabbidon, went on floors and apologized to the former President for his remarks on Yenga.

The former President has been out of office for approximately eight months and the Guineans are still occupying and firmly in control of YENGA. Certainly, Dr. Kabbah must have some regrets for leaving office with a strategic portion of the country under foreign domination.

Right or wrong, Heads of State are given credit when things go right. They are also criticized and condemned when things go wrong. Former, President Kabbah was in office when Sierra Leone experienced the worst air disaster (crash of Paramount Airlines helicopter) in which twenty-four nationals of Togo, Gabon and France lost their lives. Surely, Alhaji Kabbah, must have some very serious regrets about that incident otherwise, he would not have literally forced Dr. Prince Alex Harding to resign his position as Minister of Transport and Communications.

In at least three of the former Presidents statements to Parliament, Kabbah expressed his determination to minimize the incidence of corruption and to privatize over twenty parastatals. It is the perception of many Sierra Leoneans that very little was accomplished in the above two areas. Certainly, Dr. Kabbah must have some regrets about his dismal record in these areas.

Finally, Sierra Leoneans are very much aware of the former Presidents desire to have his almost eleven year legacy to be viewed most positively. That will be done where the record of accomplishment passes the good governance and development litmus test. The record will not be manipulated to please anyone only to have revisionist historians alter the record later.


Subject: Re: Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 17:17:44 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-45783056.dyn.optonline.net at 69.120.48.86

Message:
There are many things that I wish Kabbah had done. I wish more than anything that he had restored checks and balances that would preclude special interests of any kind from subjugating national interests to parochial interests.

Having said that, Kabbah must be commended for concluding a ten war that was inspired by a twenty four year dictatorship. And also for running a clean election and a smooth transition. In this Kabbah restored Sierra Leone's heritage of democracy. He also set a high bar for his successors. Let us pray they are up to it.


Subject: Re: Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
From: Concern
To: All
Date Posted: 04:09:33 05/08/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 4-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.4

Message:
I think you are living in a different world where lies and dishonesty are in full control. Only a fool and a duffer will conclude that Kabbah finished a war the SLPP manufactured in its strongholds in Kailaihun and other places.
Both Foday Sankoh and Norman were bed fellows. It is an open secret that the RUF with fronds stopped to fight when they stole Karefa Smart's ballot papers in that part of the country where the SLPP/RUF alliance were stationed.
Kabbah was forced to embrace peace by the international community. It was Nigerian , Guinean, Ghanaian and lately Indians, Pakistanis, Kemyans and most importantly the Brits that helped to stop the war.
Kabbah was an audience to the peace initiative. His purpose like other SLPP blood stained officials was to kill innocent Sierra Leoneans who l;eft behind after Kabbah was thrown out from the country.
We will not allow any distortion to the civil war. SLPP tribal maggots played a big role to bring war into the country to unseat Momoh. They used Foday Sankoh to hide their agenda.


Subject: Re: Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
From: yankuba kai-samba
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:57 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: y020855@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: asdf194.enfieldlibraries.lmn.net.uk at 195.194.75.194

Message:
I am puzzled about the intelligence of this man, only people who are not familiar with his behaviour and failings would accept such insensitive and illogical posturing.
I am tempted to go on the air to hilights where he should instead apologise to the SLPP and the people of Sierra Leone.


Subject: Re: Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 12:48:11 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: c-69-140-129-75.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.129.75

Message:
Yankuba, President Alhaji Ahmad Tejan Kabba has nothing to regret for during his tenure. I encourage you to go check his records and please be bold and courageous enough to show these records on this forum. I would like broadminded and fair Sierra Leoneans to examine President Kabba's records.
We must not allow the dislike we have for President Kabba to cover up all the good things he did for our country and its people.
Let us be willing to judge our public servants by their records.


Subject: Re: Alhaji Tejan Kabbah Says "No Regrets"
From: yankuba kai-samba
To: All
Date Posted: 13:09:30 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: y020855@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: host86-142-60-87.range86-142.btcentralplus.com at 86.142.60.87

Message:
Alpha
I do not need to check former president Kabba's records of successes and failures. I know them like the corridor to my toilet at home. Go to the internet and insert my name as spelt. You will find out that my opposition to Tejan Kabba is not due to personal dislike for him but it is based on a fundamental political differences regarding his style of leadership and policies.

Just to remind you, Alpha, if you are not aware, that I supported Tejan Kabba's leadership at the highest level and at a time when many people I know shied away. I have records of my contribution and achievments in that regards to substantiate and underlined the fact that differences are political.

You have to know me before you talked about dislike.


Subject: Geraldo pino
From: KLA
To: All
Date Posted: 11:03:38 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 164.82.84.3

Message:
Some call him the" father of afro beat".

Gerald pine, Salone musician who may have been ahead of his time.

listen !!

tstm


Subject: Re: Geraldo pino
From: Knice
To: All
Date Posted: 17:09:50 05/04/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-45783056.dyn.optonline.net at 69.120.48.86

Message:
KLA, I saw and heard Gerald Pyne (Geraldo Pino and the Heartbeats) live on several occasions. His rhythms were inspired by African-American soul music, well before Fela was ever on the scene. I am connvinced that Geraldo was the father of Afro beat.

From around 1960 to 1967, a genuine Sierra Leonean culture in music, theater, dance (the dance troup under direction of Edward Akar), and literature was evolving. It was a transitional time because traditionalists like Ebenezer Calendar, Ali Ganda, and others were still active and productive. There were Saturday afternoon dances for school boys like me at Goodens Hall and Dwozark Hall. And many night clubs were thriving all over Freetown and in places like Bo, Kenema, and Kono. In fact a Congolese Band, Ryco Jazz relocated from Zaire to Sierra Leone and settling in quite nicely.

But loss of freedom always stunts creativity. The dictatorship killed the dream and Sierra Leone has since been relatively unproductive in cultural matters. One of my saddest encounters was with a down and out Francis Fusta in New York. Geraldo Pino's former percussionist had fled Sierra Leone in the hopes of continuing his musical career in America. He was ahead of his time. African music had not yet caught on in America and when I met Fusta, he was more concerned about putting bread on the table.


Subject: The sylvia situation
From: Kabs True Supporter
To: All
Date Posted: 10:15:25 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.198.250.77

Message:
As a good supporter of yours, you should be listening to people like me not those encouraging you to get into this mess.
My advise is that you delete all postings bearung the name SYLVIA BLYDEN on this forum.
Go for sometime without mentioning her name, completely ignore her, and have nothing to do wth her. believe me she will go away.
To continue this tit for tat, business is making you looking bad...surely you are above that and those advising you to to do it are not helping you...no one wins this sort of thing and it just detracts from the good work. Advise your readers and contributors to forget about Sylvia, and let us move on. Can you do that, in the name of GOD?


Subject: Re: The sylvia situation
From: SIK
To: All
Date Posted: 11:54:23 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
Entered From: lgrt-78.dhcp.umass.edu at 128.119.230.78

Message:
Kabs Kanu, I don’t know you personally but by the looks of your photo, you are a respectable man with God fearing posture. You are above the petty tricks of the devil incarnate Sylvia. A common saying is ‘if you lie with dogs you will get up with flees.’ My brother! Please forget about that babbling low grade girl. Only God knows why he allowed the procreation of such a biological abnormality on earth. Let us wait for judgment day, but on earth her name should not be discussed especially on OUR Cocorioko. Luntha Karabai! Amen! Enshalahu!


Subject: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 09:57:10 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
CNN Has just reported that Sierra Leone has the highest Gas prices at $18.50 per gallon.


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: Americans
To: All
Date Posted: 08:03:41 05/03/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 82.206.160.71

Message:
You all know that Americans have very low IQ.Price of Petrol per Imperial Gallon is rought USD4.50 per gallon.


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: SOLVE ISSUES
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:20 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: solve@msn.com
Entered From: gate2-norfolk.nmci.navy.mil at 138.162.0.42

Message:
what is the government doing to attract investors so that we have refineries so that we lower such prices? any one knows? what i sparliament doign to pressure the government. any hearings takign place? we need to make democracy work. we cannot wait till the end of a presidents term and cry them down. put pressure on them to get stuff done now parliamentarians.


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:13:38 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-1-168.dslgb.com at 87.74.1.168

Message:
Hebi! hebi! owai! osai! Nar globa prblem again. Trust me even jalalabat or kondus caves in afghanistan petrol price nor high so. Sa.lone we nor see natin yet. APC go show we the red sun. Wae u say rogue trader?


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:54 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-255-178.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.255.178

Message:
You should be ashame of SLPP.Look what they did to our country.God bless APC


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:26:40 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
At $18.50 a gallon for gas in SL, the CNN report is either incorrect or is incorrectly quoted.

Please note that $18.50 equals approx. Le55,500.00 per gallon. This can't be correct. Last time I paid for gas in Freetown - early last month - the price was Le14,500 per gallon.

Also, please bear in mind that SL uses the imperial (UK) gallon which is approx. 20% more in volumn than the US gallon. In which case, the equivalent US gallon price was Le11,600 or approx. $3.87 a month ago.

At any given time, the price differential between SL & US gas prices cannot be as far apart as the (alleged) CNN report (i.e SL $14.80 vs US $3.68) because this huge price differential would provoke massive smuggling operations into SL.

Al should please recheck and, if possible, correct the CNN report. Maybe, CNN may be talking about Le18,500 per gallon instead. - JL


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:19:58 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-1-168.dslgb.com at 87.74.1.168

Message:
John,
i may not be your political friend, but please leave the apc mouthpiece to fall by his weight. New APC dae cam solve we problem. shiorrrrrrrrrr


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 12:39:42 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Your may not consider me your political friend because it seems to me that you got angry and took too personally, my steadfast refusal to be roped in, into your new party under someone whose leadership practices I will never accept under any circumstances for previously stated reasons.

And so it seemed to me that most of the time when you appear frustrated or have the opportunity, you relish getting unnecessarily nasty when responding or attacking me. I, on the other hand, do not generally like to devote much time to such unproductive, even counter-productive, pursuits.

My sole wish is to help the people of our country gain better lives and a far better country – regardless of party, tribe, religion, region, gender or age, etc.
Accordingly, I prefer to debate on the basis of facts and logic, not abuse or irrelevancies.

That someone may be a political opponent in such debates is immaterial to me. As long as such an opponent is factual and logical and non-repetitive, I am willing engage him/her so I may learn and reconsider my views.

But others just get too angry and personal in such matters and unnecessarily and maliciously throw in the kitchen sink in lieu of seriously making a legitimate case. Sometimes, they even gog back on their word and/or their previous public positions.

Please be assured that your not being my political friend is nothing I hold against you at all. Thanks. - JL


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: SIK
To: All
Date Posted: 11:38:18 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
Entered From: lgrt-78.dhcp.umass.edu at 128.119.230.78

Message:
I think John Leigh's analysis is correct. We should be careful in reporting issues that will flame undesirable fire of divide and despair. The astronomical gas price is not something to toy with or use to cry down the APC. Even in the US the gas price is a 'cut throat.' So Sierra Leone is not an exception to the global outcry on high prices of commodities.


Subject: Re: Correcting Misconceptions about Sierra Leone
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:56:55 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I just did my bit to correct the misconceptions about sierra leone


Subject: I have done my bit by sending them an e mail
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:51:37 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
CNN just erroneously reported that the price of a galln of gas in Sierra Leone West Africa is $18.50 per gallon. This is wrong. The price of Gas in sierra Leone is 14500.00 Leones which is just a few cents shy of $5.00 per gallon. Please correct this erroneous information.

Thanks
M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.


Subject: Re: I have done my bit by sending them an e mail
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:36 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-1-168.dslgb.com at 87.74.1.168

Message:
a bit too late. your earlier statement is going to be used against your party the New apc during the local gov election to nail you all. Laugh


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:37:35 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I have just confirmed that the CNN report is incorrect because the price of Gas in Sa Lone is 1400 leones which is less than $5 per gallon. I am calling right now as we speak so that that information can be corrected.


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:21 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
$18.5..per gallon

CNN must be crack..

In the UK its about 8 dollars nor..?

Ours is only 3. somphing..


Subject: I got this response
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 10:55:14 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments on the "Top Stories" of the day on CNN.com!

This auto reply is your notification that we have received your email. While we are unable to personally reply to every e-mail, your comments are important to us, and we do read each and every one. Comments become part of the viewer response report that is prepared and made available each day to our producers and senior management.

If you have mistakenly submitted a question or story idea through this comments section, please allow time for it to be tagged as such and routed to the appropriate persons for handling.

Again, thank you for contacting us, and please visit the attached links for more information on our anchors, programs and schedules:

Would you like additional information on our anchors?

Please visit our anchor bio section at http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/

Would you like to review transcr1pts of CNN programming?

Please visit our transcr1pt at http://www.cnn.com/transcr1pts

Do you need information on the show schedules?

Please visit us at http://www.cnn.com/programs

Thanks again for your interest and keep your browser pointed to http://www.cnn.com/.

Regards,
Viewer Communications Management

"CNN, The Most Trusted Name In News"



Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: Tolongbo
To: All
Date Posted: 10:04:23 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: soribabureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.108

Message:
The government should negociate oil sales with the Nigerians ortherwise let our people go back to their canoes and boats or use the tracks.
May Allah save Sierra Leone!


Subject: Re: Highest Price per gallon is in Sierra Leone
From: Rambler
To: All
Date Posted: 10:48:07 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Siaka Stevens did a lot of damage to Sierra Leone by phasing off the railway. Heaven know what was going on in his akpata-oku head.


Subject: Please help
From: Aborbor
To: All
Date Posted: 05:34:30 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.188.43.25

Message:
Does anybody know where they sell bread and aborbor in Maryland? I
have not eaten it for years. Can the female forumites post the recipe?
My wife just kicked me out of the house for praising the Ghanian movie
star Beyonce. She said I should go and marry her. I left (bord wan fly)
Since she brought me here to America to work for her, I have not
eaten aborbor


Subject: Re: Please help
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:51:09 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Now thats a good wan..


Subject: What way to start the weekend- With Shalamar
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 03:36:11 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-225-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.225.102

Message:
Please take a break from the Sylvia-bashing, enjoy some old school.


Subject: Re: What way to start the weekend- With Shalamar
From: Florence
To: All
Date Posted: 08:24:55 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Boy, you took me to the days of La Ronda and Virgin.

Boy, Sa Lone was a country!


Subject: Re: What way to start the weekend- With Shalamar
From: Bai Bureh
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:24 05/01/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-225-102.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.225.102

Message:
Yeah buddy.That was sweet Salone!


Subject: The ugly side of a people: Kabs Kanu and Sylvia Blyden
From: Disgraceful
To: All
Date Posted: 00:18:34 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip70-162-167-106.ph.ph.cox.net at 70.162.167.106

Message:
It is no doubt that these two people are fighting each other for a very long time now, but the problem is their personal conflict is casting bad image for our country. As a member of the young generation, many of us expect good example of role model from our elders for us to follow. Unfortunately, these people have not only disgraced themselves, but also extending their disgrace to the country we dearly love.

What these people and their supporters failed or ignore to know is the world has become a global village in which there is no more privacy. Disappointedly, they choose to use the internet to expose their negativities. Their negative writings are read by millions of people around the world, some who do not know much about Sierra Leone. The impression left in the hearts of these readers after reading this rubbish is Sierra Leone is a country with irresponsible people.
Sierra Leoneans should forcefully condemn this type of attitude by these two people and their supporters. For some people, this is a good entertainment, but for reasonable Sierra Leoneans this is nothing more than a bad reputation for our country.

I am not making any judgment on what ever is happening between Kabs Kanu and Sylvia nor do I have the right to decide who is wrong or right. As a Sierra Leonean, I am concern about the out of control our elders have become for the past couple of months.

I am shocked when I opened a pornographic posting on the cocorioko forum. This is just another indication that cocorioko has been tainted by ill gotten people who want to use this forum to vent out their self serving hatred against each other.

Equally, I am very angry when I read an article in the awareness times attacking the Rev. and his family. The author of that article demonstrated a pictorial view of his upbringing. The fact that a person can ooze out such abusive article tells a lot about him self.
It is time to tell our elders that they need to behave like matured people.


Subject: FYI
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 23:35:49 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
This is the last warning. Any more postings on Sylvia Blyden is tantamount to the closure of this forum. Rev, please help put an end to the madness. Cheers!
/Moderator


Subject: Re: FYI
From: Let's Practice What We Preach
To: All
Date Posted: 05:23:13 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"You cannot legitimately compare her nasty, pestilential role in our society to the positive role played by Rev. Kabs-Kanu. Thanks." - Ambassador John Leigh - REV KABS KANU IS NOT THE ONE POSTING ON AWARENESS FORUM. THE EDITOR'S NAME IS BEING CRIMINALLY MISREPRESENTED BY THE PUBLISHER SYLVIA BLYDEN DELIBERATELY TO MAKE HIM LOOK LUDRICOUS, BUT GOD WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE THE EDITOR VICTORY OVER HER.


Subject: Kabbs Please Sue Awareness Times
From: Justice
To: All
Date Posted: 22:48:16 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-180-111.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.178.180.111

Message:
Rev.i believe you have legal case against Awareness Time editor and publisher.Sue her for all the rubbish she has been writing about you.


Subject: Re: Kabbs Please Sue Awareness Times
From: Babatunde Blyden
To: All
Date Posted: 23:12:54 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: aca4fdf3.ipt.aol.com at 172.164.253.243

Message:
I know my daughter lied on the Reverend's wife .But I will not allow you to sue her.You must understand why she did it.She was very embarrassed with her relationship with Foday Sankoh. I just called her.She has been crying.She said she wished she had listened to my advice not to go with Foday Sankoh. She said sleeping with Foday Sankoh cost her so much. She will always regret it. She has admitted that what she needs to do is to face her mistake not try to rationalize her mistake by saying Mrs.Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu was Foday Sankoh's woman in revenge for what Reverend did to her.She has ealized that it did not work because everybody knows that she was the one who slept with Foday Sankoh.


Subject: Re: Kabbs Please Sue Awareness Times
From: Joel
To: All
Date Posted: 23:23:25 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Babatunde, what are your comments on claims by Santigi Turrku that he was made to father Sylvia because you were busy selling you ass to Pa Lido and other big men in the community?

For real, don't you think you owe us an explanation?


Subject: Re: Kabbs Please Sue Awareness Times
From: Babatunde Blyden
To: All
Date Posted: 23:29:34 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
What would you do if you were married to a woman that slept with every Dick, Tom, and Harrry? It was my own way of putting a stop to her type of mania. So what?

Isn't the daughter doing the same thing selling her rotten thing all over the place for government contracts?


Subject: Re: Kabbs Please Sue Awareness Times
From: umfaali
To: All
Date Posted: 09:15:15 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: uslec-66-43-153-180.cust.uslec.net at 66.43.153.180

Message:
Babatunde is a liar; he is not the brother of Sylvia. You guys should stop all this nonsense and let make cocorioko a better online news.


Subject: Re: Kabbs Please Sue Awareness Times
From: Babatunde Blyden
To: All
Date Posted: 14:05:08 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
She is my daughter


Subject: MUST READ
From: SAM
To: All
Date Posted: 22:14:27 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 216.150.143.18

Message:
SYLVIA WITH THE FOLLOWING PROVEN FACT IS ALREADY CURSED. THIS WOMAN CAME FROM A CURSE FAMILY; HIS GRANDFATHER MR PRATT IN ENGLAND IS A THIEF; HER FATHER WAS FIRED FOR STEALING; HER MOTHER WAS BEATEN BY DAVID MACBOIMA IN PUBLIC FOR BEING AN A$$H@LE; SYLVIA AUNTY FOR HAVING A MOUTH LIKE SYLVIA DISSAPEAR, TO THIS DAY HER REMAINS WAS NEVER FOUND. SLYVIA GRANDMOTHER WAS BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK AND SO WAS HER MOTHER THERE IS NO BLESSING IN HER FAMILY. WORD ON THE STREET IS SHE WAS A PARLOUR WIFE OF FOADAY SANKOH WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOST BRUTAL WAR IN AFRICA. SYLVIA VOODOO PRIEST IN A WEST AFRICA COUNTRY IS THE VOODOO PRIEST OF SOMEONE UNFORTUNATELY CLOSE TO ME. SO YOU SEE WHY SHE SHOULD BE LEFT ALONE BECAUSE SHE IS ALREADY DOOM; THAT WOMAN GENERATIONS IS FULL OF CURSES AND SINS YOU DO NOT WANT HER BAD KARMA TO ROB OFF ON YOU.


Subject: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 22:08:15 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: aca4fdf3.ipt.aol.com at 172.164.253.243

Message:
I am once again appealing to all forumites for us to take the moral high ground. I can understand your anger but let us try to control our feelings. Sylvia Blyden is not able to destroy my wife's name. It just shows her desperation. Please let us exercise restraint.


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:15 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Kabbs, dont just appeal to them DELETE the posts please. You are in control of the instrumenality to do so. Nothing Sylvia Blyden says or allows to be said on her forum or newspaper, defines your wife. If it did, she would not have been blessed with many years of marriage and a family. For any woman that is a great blessing. Now you as a pastor, a man of the cloth, one who preaches from the pulpit and exhorts people to take the high moral road. Now I ask that you take the High Moral road and cause to be deleted all of these posts about Sylvia Blyden and her Family. It is wrong and objectively so. Please do it and save your fine reputation.


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:47:46 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Kotor Alieu..

I dont think Kabs need people to remind him when he does wrong.

Morality is and shame are such powerful forces ..
You dont need to be told.. YOU FEEL IT..

SHAME ON YOU REVEREND..

For allowing a place where decent people congregate..
Our own aberdeen road junction.. Our own very igbaleh to be poluted with scandalous nonsensity..

DELETE THE DARN POSTS and redeem yourself..
Man gains with elementary and adolecent mentality..


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Bastard
To: All
Date Posted: 14:10:52 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Basted Pikin Blell, what right have you to tell us what to do when you have not taken your stinky self to Awareness Times to tell Sylvia to stop defaming Kabs's wife ? You are a real basted, like your thieving brother, Joe Blell. I dont like advantage. It is because Kabs is advertising for you. Don't you know that if we don't abuse Sylvia , she will not stop ? You think she responds to reason ?


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:00 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I will say a silent prayer for you and me my brother..

May allah have mercy on those that bring plava where its not deserved.. forgive those that do..

May allah continue to give me a steady hand and a mighty heart..

May allah.. continue to move pettyness and chicanery away from our path..

May allah see the unjust and give them justice..

Amin...
God be with you Sir.


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Bastard
To: All
Date Posted: 14:41:34 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-101-125.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.101.125

Message:
No muslim will be one-way man. The prophet ( May Allah's Peace be on him ) preached that mortal man should be fair to the two party. Are you fair to Kabs Kanu ? Check your conscience, brother.


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:00 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Mine is clear.. please tell me what in the below was in anyway taking sides.. or be against the reverend..
He should be ashamed allowing himselve and this forum to be dragged thru this..

Again if you think i deserve your attack.. subuwannalie.. jahanama gate dey for we all nor.. noto by color..

If not i await your apology.

----------------------------------------

Kotor Alieu..

I dont think Kabs need people to remind him when he does wrong.

Morality is and shame are such powerful forces ..
You dont need to be told.. YOU FEEL IT..

SHAME ON YOU REVEREND..

For allowing a place where decent people congregate..
Our own aberdeen road junction.. Our own very igbaleh to be poluted with scandalous nonsensity..

DELETE THE DARN POSTS and redeem yourself..
Man gains with elementary and adolecent mentality


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Alimamy
To: All
Date Posted: 21:27:10 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I don't support insults on this forum but it is true that you are biased. Kabs did not allow this forum to deteriorate .He has been appealing to us to stop.


Subject: Re: Once again, an appeal to all to control their anger
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 08:17:40 05/02/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I dont know what ur talkign about..
Objective.. yes.. bias..? To the point that i deserve to be insulted and my family dragged into it.. ??

Yes.. Kabs allow the forum to deteriorate.. by allow this forum to decend into gutterism...
If your dont think so.. then its a matter of opinion.. no need to cheeeehrr mammy cuss..


Subject: Gotcha
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 21:11:55 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.133.239.190

Message:
With such clear accusations, Kabs can now take legal action against
Awarenesstimes in Sierra Leone. Disregard my former advice, she is
now out to destroy you and that is no longer funny.


Subject: Re: Gotcha
From: Fair Man
To: All
Date Posted: 21:38:59 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: aca4fdf3.ipt.aol.com at 172.164.253.243

Message:
You are quite right.Kabs now has all the opportunity to sue Sylvia Blyden.


Subject: People!
From: Eli
To: All
Date Posted: 20:41:37 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
What is wrong with the SB of this world, is she so powerfull that she can mess with everybody and anybody and she gets away with it. The article on her news paper is very defamatory and uncalled for, and this is the intenet, people can have different interpretations. This is have to be nipped in the bud, to my learned friends, I am also sure she can be brought to books internationally as the internet is WWW and that constitute an interpol investigations to her allegations and have to be brought to books for such a low life rayray gona girl behavior. Take away the doctor and she is a disgrace and I think it is about time she is shut up for good. What is wrong with us Sierra Leoneans.Even God purnish stiffneck people, this is a cancer that has to be radiated.


Subject: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 20:28:26 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I cannot help but get into this debate on Sylvia Blyden. I urge you to delete any and all postings regarding Sylvia Blyden. It takes away from the esteem of your forum when you allow peopel to come here and post all this nonsense. One cannot read a decent article on the forum without the headlines screaming at you about Sylvia Blyden this or that. remeber that when the dust settles you must practice that which you preach "turn the other cheek". Go ahead do that which is right. delete all postings about sylvia blyden and bring this forum to normal for your readership and many of us dont give a damn about what Sylvia Blyden does or has not done. If did we would be writing in her awareness forum.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Low Grade San San
To: All
Date Posted: 11:02:27 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-1-168.dslgb.com at 87.74.1.168

Message:
I think you are a bit unfair to our good old Rev. Alieu, did you not threaten Alpha Saidu Bangura on this forum that you will fly from CA to Atlanta to kick his ass should he dare to bring your lovely wife into the argument you had with him on this forum? A move that I would have supported 100% And would have even ask my wife who is also a lawyer to defend you in court, should he Saidu have sued you for assault. Because as far as I am concerned, the fight was between yourself and him, not him and your lovely wife. Alieu, for cuss any man wef nar lek mammy cus, and it sucks. And telling the good old Rev. that when the dust settles he will have to turn the other cheek is a dam cheek to him. Jesus may not have been married or had a girlfriend but trust me had anyone tried to diss Mary Magdalene for no justifiable reason ee bin for broke bottle nar der porsin ee haid.

Rev. Kabs, i am not going to say how it happened, but I am please to tell yourself and wife Mrs Tigidankay Kabs Kanu a lady that i have never met in my life, that it is because of her motivation to my sister-in law-that she is today a third year medical student at Spellman university in Atlanta Georgia. Your wife is a role model to my sister in law and us all Sierra Loneans, we should be praising her for her genuine hard work in fulfilling the American Dream not dissing her to score cheap points in a country full with congosa, lie, bambot, raray, murrayman work, jog man and lass pan every tin.

Likle more

Low Grade San San


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 00:52:13 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
I second that. I went to the Awarenesstimes website and read the insults to your wife and while I am writing this to implore you to rise above the fray, I know I would have gone ballistic.

But you are a reverend, so that being said, right now, you are letting SB win. If I log on to a newspaper to read about news from SL and the first thing I see is a back and forth between you and the witch, then you are falling into her trap. Cocorioko has given her too much attention this week and if she is in fact the one attacking you (I remember you posting something on here asking people not to use your name, so someone else and not her could be posting in your name on her website)then she must be relishing this.

Like Iscandari said, delete ALL posts related to Sylvia, good and bad, then block any IP address from Sierra Leone that posts on her behalf or attacks you and then stay silent on the matter. You are only fanning the flames. I know you are hurt, but this is obviously a woman with issues. IGNORE IT and move on. And in these hard times, incase you have forgotten, I've thanked you before for this site and once again, on behalf of all the Sierra Leoneans who appreciate what you are doing, your partisan politics aside :) thank you again.

Think of the good and ignore the M%*#*# B#&#bo bas&##@& pikin dem. No I did not curse, don't block my post.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 20:55:31 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.133.39.212

Message:
Thanks, I hope Kabs listens to you, an ally. I even prefer reading the
postings of umpire to all this back an forth over an award. I do not
agree with Kabs on many issues. The fact though that he has an open
forum where everybody is free to participate is enough of an excuse for
him to be awarded. Let him take the high road. Though he deletes
postings that are occasionally contrary to his view points and has
banned some admirable forumites, he is to be commended for keeping
this forum open regardless of several appeals by some of his less
tolerant allies for him to impose some restrictions. I just appealing for
an end to the present back and forth with Sylvia. It honestly diminishes
the profile of Kabs. African men don't typically quarrel with women,
regardless of how manly they look.



Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: PROVOCATION
To: All
Date Posted: 21:08:02 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: aca35c94.ipt.aol.com at 172.163.92.148

Message:
Allieu, thank you for your comment but I don't think the so-called higher road pays when it comes to the internet. How do you expect Kabs to delete these posts when Sylvia has more damaging articles framing the man's wife on her own forum ? Don't you know that Google records these posts ? If you want to be fair, appeal to Sylvia Blyden too to delete her posts.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari esq
To: All
Date Posted: 21:15:48 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
I do have first hand knowledge that google does hit these posts, however Kabbs Character is impeccable and he as a man of the cloth MUST take the high road and delete all of these posts about Sylvia Blyden. they serve no positive purpose.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Sam
To: All
Date Posted: 10:34:38 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-19-137-141.hsd1.ma.comcast.net at 76.19.137.141

Message:
This has definitely gotten crazy, when y'all have me "batoing" Alieu. The man is not saying Kabs is wrong, thus should take down the posts, he is saying not to bother with her. By playing her game, he his helping fuel the flames. I just went to her site and now she is linking Kans to the sick Austrian who locked his daughter in the basement for 24 years, raped and had kids with her..she is saying Kabs molested his daughter! If you stop responding she'll get bored and go bother someone else. We are talking about a woman who was complaining about how Ban Ki Moon is screwing SL less than a week after he got elected.

At this point, if Kabs wants to pursue it, I'd recommend a libel lawsuit (its funny, the witch is always suing someone for the same but has no problem harrassing people herself) but keep it off the Cocorioko boards. The paper is being dragged down and that is what she wants.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq.
To: All
Date Posted: 10:53:46 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Well that tells you that somewhere somehow we can find common ground.

God Bless you

Alieu


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Fair man
To: All
Date Posted: 21:25:52 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: aca4fdf3.ipt.aol.com at 172.164.253.243

Message:
Allieu, I also do not agree with you. Tell Sylvia Blyden to delete her own posts also.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Jorgor
To: All
Date Posted: 23:06:42 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-170-232-36.dllstx.fios.verizon.net at 71.170.232.36

Message:
Fairman, how long do you expect this madness to go on and to what end? Reasonable forumites must step forward and put an end to this psychosis.As I watch this rueful squalid cesspit of abuse and defamation of innocent peoples: Mrs Kanu, Babatunde Blyden, and other family members, I wonder what is wrong with us (Sierra Leoneans). Both sides are culpable for this deplorable, repulsive, and incongruous situation. Once again, I find myself in agreement with Alpha Alieu. KABS is a good man, he should listen to Alpha Alieu, rather than the madcaps. I'm too busy now, but plan on posting an article on this issue as soon as time permits.


Subject: Re: Kabbs kanu Take the High Road NOW.
From: Clifford Johnson
To: All
Date Posted: 21:23:44 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
You are quite right, Jorgor. I am beginning to feel sorry for Mrs.Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu, especially. She, unlike the others, has never contributed to forums and I learnt that she does not even go online. And also she has never been to Sierra Leone during the war.It is dirty smear-politics.


Subject: Forum madness
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 19:53:32 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.133.2.172

Message:
It is as if madness has descended into the forum as almost every
article is about Sylvia Blyden. I earlier warned Kabs to end this thread,
but he calls on people to desist and still allows the postings to
continue. I know that if Kabs was really ready for end end to these
acrimonious postings, he would simply delete them.

These attacks are really discouraging civil discourse on this forum. I
know people will ask about Blyden's forum. My answer is that her
forum is not read by me as there is nothing you can learn from that
lunatic Jallohlaw. So guys leave Sylvia to go to hell.


Subject: SYLVIA BLYDEN's 419 SCAM
From: INVESTIGATOR
To: All
Date Posted: 19:31:57 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Here's a copy of a scam involving Sylvia Blyden that is with presently interpol:

Compact Headers
FROM:
DR. SYLVIA BLYDEN
FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT.
BARCLAYS BANK - SIERRA LEONE

DEAR FRIEND,

I AM DR. SYLVIA BLYDEN, BILL AND EXCHANGE MANAGER OF THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE, FREETOWN IN WEST AFRICA WRITING YOU WITH DUE RESPECT AND REGARDS.

I HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU ON A BUSINESS TRANSACTION THAT WILL BE VERY BENEFICIAL TO BOTH OF US AT THE END OF THE DAY.

WE HAD A FOREIGN CLIENT MR BRAIN O. ISAAC, WHO HAD DEPOSITED A HUGE SUM OF MONEY $10.MILLION US DOLLARS AT OUR BANK.

EVENTUALLY, THIS CLIENT WAS AMONG THE VICTIMS OF THE JANUARY INVASION OF THE CITY BY THE RUF THAT LEFT HIM AND AND THOUSANDS OF OTHER INNOCENT CIVILIANS DEAD.

SINCE THEN WE HAVE NOT HAD ANYONE COME TO CLAIM THE DEPOSIT AS THE NEXT OF KIN, A SITUATION I HAVE MONITORED CLOSELY WITH MY POSITION IN THE BANK.

NOW, HAVING MONITORED THIS DEPOSIT OVER THE YEARS FOLLOWING HIS DEATH, AND SINCE NO-ONE HAS SHOWED UP AS THE NEXT OF KIN, I DECIDED TO MOVE THE FILE TO MY PRIVATE VOLT.

I NOW SOLICIT YOUR ASSISTANCE AND PRESENT YOU AS THE NEXT OF KIN, AS ALL OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEING CONCLUDED BY ME. ALL I'M WAITING FOR IS A FOREIGNER TO ENABLE ME MOVE THE FUNDS TO HIS ACCOUNT.

THIS DOES NOT HAVE ANY RISK ATTACHED TO IT AS ALL THE INTERNAL DOCUMENTATIONS WILL BE HANDLED BY ME.

I THEREFORE REQUEST YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR INTEREST BY REPLING THIS MESSAGE,AND I WILL FURNISH YOU WITH DETAILS. PLEASE SEND ME YOUR BANK INFORMATION SO WE CAN TRANSFER THIS MONEY INTO YOUR ACCOUNT.

YOUR INTEREST WILL BE NEGOTIABLE BEFORE WE
COMMENCE THE PROJECT. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU.

REMAIN BLESSED.
YOURS FAITHFULLY.
DR. SYLVIA BLYDEN


Subject: Yaya Fanusi drums sense into Sylvia , but will she listen ?
From: Lamina Poyo
To: All
Date Posted: 18:40:19 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I JUST CAME FROM THE AWARENESS FORUM .YAYA FANUSI WHO IS A TRUE STATESMAN, IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS TOLD SYLVIA BLYDEN TO HER FACE THAT SHE WAS WRONG TO EXTEND HER ANGER FOR KABS-KANU TO HIS WIFE, TIGIDANKAY KABS-KANU. I KNOW SYLVIA WILL DELETE THIS IMPORTANT POST SO I AM TRANSFERING IT HERE. IF WE HAD MANY HONEST SIERRA LEONEANS LIKE YAYA FANUSI, OUR COUNTRY WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER PLACE.

Posted by Yaya Fanusie on April 29, 2008 at 23:40:17:

Dear 1N1P,
The attacks on Rev. KabsKanu's wife is deplorable and unjust. I am sure she has not in the past attacked you. The hostility is between you and her husband not her. I do not know if you are the person who wrote those postings but you are the owner of this forum and I think you should not allow such attacks. I think you know yourself how you felt when you were attacked unjustly in the past. Being angry is ok. But we should only direct our anger at the source of our discomfort. We must not attack the innocent because of connection to our enemy. I will suggest you publicly distant your self from the attacks which have appeared on this forum several days ago. You should know this: I met Kabs on Saturday for the first time and you know what we just joked about you. No bad things said about you. No hatred. No cussing nothing. You were not there but you were there in a very pleasant way. Continue the good work you do and avoid going down a road that will make us forgot the good you have done and will be doing.
The attacks on Mrs. KabsKanu were bad and unacceptable.
Yaya Fanusie



Subject: Re: Yaya Fanusi drums sense into Sylvia , but will she liste
From: Hemor
To: All
Date Posted: 23:02:44 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.133.141.111

Message:
Sylvia's mom, dad and grandparents are being insulted on this forum
though. This why the back and forth should have stopped


Subject: GOD WILL HAMMER YOU, SYLVIA , FOR ATTACKING INNOCENT WOMAN
From: Momoh Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:28:58 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Sylvia Blyden, God will hammer you on this earth for attacking a poor, innocent woman who did nothing to you.You can be wicked on this earth but not like the way you are doing it. If you have problem with Kabs-Kanu, deal with Kabs-Kanu, but you can't concoct lies against an innocent woman you don't even know. I have known Kabs-Kanu and his family for over 30 years , since Liberia. Both Mr. Kanu and his wife, Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu , are Ministers of the Gospel. Your lack of fear for God made you pick on this innocent woman, but God will pay you for that. One day, you will regret for attacking an innocent woman like Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu who is so involved with God's work that she does not know what Foday Sankoh looks like.


Subject: Re: GOD WILL HAMMER YOU, SYLVIA , FOR ATTACKING INNOCENT WOM
From: Hammer
To: All
Date Posted: 05:39:58 05/01/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.188.55.20

Message:
All the hammers in heaven were stolen by Satan before he went to hell
. That is why wicked people exist. Angel Gabriel has just ordered a
fresh batch though


Subject: Finally, my obsession with Kabs Kanu is being revealed
From: Sylvia Blyden
To: All
Date Posted: 18:00:23 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Posted by Sylvia Blyden on April 30, 2008 at 17:27:26:

I have been seriously inflicted for a long time now with this serious psychological ailment of mine. I dreamt of him and only him. I could not have him and so I decided that no man must have him. I thought that by writing all kind of nasty things about her, I will make everyone hate her. Guess what happened? She just keeps rising and rising whilst I get frustrated at my efforts. Even his own Board Chairman Alex Mansaray got disgusted with me and my ceaseless efforts to bring down the great COCORIOKO publisher. In the process, kabs Kanu just got bigger than life and now, if you go to my own forum, all you see that myself and my monikers have left there is our obsession with this handsome man . Everyone now knows the depth and extent of my deep obsession. The other sad aspect is everyone knows how truly SICK in the head I must be. I have undressed myself to the whole world now.


Follow Ups:



Subject: SYLVIA BLYDEN'S MOTHER WAS ALSO FODAY SANKOH'S CONCUBINE
From: Fair Man
To: All
Date Posted: 17:53:49 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
These Blyden women have a passion for Foday Sankoh. Even her mother, Mrs.Sylvia Blyden , was a concubine of Foday Sankoh's. We knew all these things but we were quiet about them. But if Sylvia wants us to talk, we are ready to talk now.


Subject: KABS KANU, ALLOW US TO FIGHT BACK FOR YOUR WIFE
From: Fair Man,
To: All
Date Posted: 17:48:43 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
KABS KANU,I don't know you. You don't know me.Please do not stop us from exposing Sylvia Blyden on this forum.She has no right to extend her madness to your wife , Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu. The conflict is between you and her not between her and yur wife.It was very malicious for her to attack your wife and lie that she was Foday Sankoh's girlfriend when everybody knows that it was Sylvia herself who was Foday Sankoh's concubine. Are you going to sit down and allow Sylvia to damage your wife's name because of the hypocrites on this forum who complain when we write but have so far not opened their stinking mouths to say anything about Sylvia's attacks on your wife ? Who do you owe more, your wife or these hypocrites ?The only way to fight Sylvia Blyden is to give her a taste of her own medicine. If she wants to play dirty, let us play dirty. But it is up to you .


Subject: Re: KABS KANU, ALLOW US TO FIGHT BACK FOR YOUR WIFE
From: Lamina Poyo
To: All
Date Posted: 18:18:44 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Now you guys on ths forum are cooking with gas. I was wondering why you were sitting down and allowing Sylvia Blyden and her multiple monikers to lie on the poor Mrs. Kabs-Kanu. The only language Sylvia Blyden understands is tit for tat.


Subject: How Sylvia Blyden Stole My Money
From: Don Webb
To: All
Date Posted: 16:50:01 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
I am no strsnger for those of you who have been on the forum longer. You remember, I told you I lost left my leg to diabetes, yet I had so many things I wanted to accomplish including opening a Gem School in Sierra Leone.

I received many emails in which I was cautioned about doing business with Sierra Leoneans, etc. etc. Well, in 1998, Sylvia Blyden came down to my home in Florida, and told me I didn't have to worry about opening a gem school. She told me the RUF was on the verge of taking over the reigns of government in Sierra Leone, and that Foday Sankoh needed sme money for a hernia surgery.

She promised to sign an affidavit to personally repay the money if anything was to go wrong. She said she would rather have the money in cash because she didn't want any traces of her name in the US banking system.

That afternoon we went to the bank and withdrew 30,000
US dollars, which I brough home and kept in my office drawer.

In the evening I decided to take her out so we could talk more about the Gem School. We went to a Cajun restaurant down the road and came back around 9.00 pm.

We had a few tequilas when we came home and I went to sleep. When I woke up in the morning Sylvia Blyden was gone and so were the $30,000 I had gone to get from the bank.


Subject: Re: How Sylvia Blyden Stole My Money
From: What a loss?
To: All
Date Posted: 17:49:26 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: adsl-158-255-142.asm.bellsouth.net at 68.158.255.142

Message:
Did you ever file a police report? I bet the lesson from this will be: Never to trust or have a stranger in your house. What a shame?


Subject: Re: How Sylvia Blyden Stole My Money
From: Shame
To: All
Date Posted: 17:38:01 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Don Webb, welcome .Long time. Shame on Sylvia Byden .


Subject: Re: How Sylvia Blyden Stole My Money
From: Yaya Fanusie
To: All
Date Posted: 17:49:38 04/30/08 ()
Email Address: saigobe@lanset.com
Entered From: pool-71-245-169-215.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net at 71.245.169.215

Message:
Shame,
Are you sure Don Webb sent in this posting?
Sylvia is a Political Whore but she is not a theif.
Please this nonsense must stop.
Yaya Fanusie


Subject: PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR TRYING TO SPOIL MRS. KABS-KANU'S NAME
From: Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
To: All
Date Posted: 15:54:59 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
I see this forum has started to expose me and my family because of my biggest folly : Trying to damage the name of a holy woman, Mrs. Tigidankay Kabs-Kanu. I have known now that I am not able to spoil Mrs. Kabs-Kanu's name. I WAS ONLY LYING ON HER . I AM THE ONE WHO WAS FODAY SANKOH'S CONCUBINE. MRS.KABS-KANU IS A HOLY WOMAN . THIS IS ME BEING PUNISHED FOR TRYING TO DAMAGE THE POOR WOMAN'S NAME. I started knowing that I was being punished when I was diagnosed HIV POSITIVE. I AM BEGGING YOU .I have been using all the fake handles on my forum to attack Mrs. Kabs-Kanu .


Subject: Re: PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR TRYING TO SPOIL MRS. KABS-KANU'S NAME
From: Moderator
To: All
Date Posted: 16:24:29 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ppp-70-244-76-207.dsl.rcsntx.swbell.net at 70.244.76.207

Message:
Dear Sylvia Olayinka Blyden,

Whoever you are, this is the final warning. We do not practise your kind of games at this forum. We respect ourselves as well as our forumites out here.

Like your hero, Umpire, your IP will be blocked and we will whack your mole everytime you pop your ugly head out here. A word for the wise is quite sufficient. Lonta!

/Moderator


Subject: Re: PLEASE FORGIVE ME FOR TRYING TO SPOIL MRS. KABS-KANU'S NAME
From: BABATUNDE BLYDEN
To: All
Date Posted: 16:10:36 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
SYLVIA, I am very ashamed of you and I am also afraid for you. Why the hell have you brought this shame on us ? You started this whole problem. You should not have become envious of the Rev. Wilfred Kabs-Kanu for being given an award. And you went a step further by trying to defame the wife of the Reverend .You know that you were the one who was in love with Foday Sankoh.You left us in Freetown saying you were going to Liberia on a visit. We did not know that you were going there to meet Foday Sankoh. Look at the shame you brought on our family. We have been trying to do damage control , and now look at what you have done. You have made all our family secrets to come out , including your HIV status . You have always been a strong-headed and stubborn person. Why did you not leave the quarrel between you and the Reverend. You should not have created different false names to get at his wife. You are a shame to me and to my mother.


Subject: Ladies and Gentlemen, please let's stop this
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:17 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have warned you over and over not to retaliate on Sylvia Blyden for the bitter things she is writing against my wife. I know that the unnecessary attacks on my wife have gone out of hand on the AWARENESS TIMES FORUM.I have also been praying whenever I find myself running out of patience. But we have to continue to exercise patience.

I want you all to hold back your passions and let us seek other means of resolving this issue. It is not easy for me to be seeing my good and holy wife , Tididankay Kanu, being attacked like this by Sylvia Blyden ,using different fake names , just because I won an award. The innocent woman did nothing to deserve this.But let us leave this matter in the hands of God.


Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, please let's stop this
From: SHAME ON YOU KABS
To: All
Date Posted: 17:56:07 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 70.237.0.17

Message:

How could you let your forum be used to launch such dastardly attack on someone and you consider yourself a Holy man? You should unequivocally condemn those who use your forum to rain insult using such unprintable words. We understand SB insulted your wife but for you to let those postings even stay on the board for a second has brought shame on you. You have lost all the respect we have for you.

Remember when you told your fans that you were going to shut down because you were getting an award and you couldn't monitor your board? Now, what happened that you couldn't monitor it now. If I was the Director of NOSLINA, I would recall your award back and break it into pieces for allowing such trash. I don't care for SB but you have disgraced your paper, your family and the entire COCORIOKO family.

SHAME ON YOU


Subject: Re: Ladies and Gentlemen, please let's stop this
From: Shame on You
To: All
Date Posted: 16:36:55 04/30/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 70.237.0.17

Message:
Shame on you Reverend Kabs Kanu for allowing people to disrespect your wife, an innocent and fine lady.

I think she should ask for a divorce. SHAME ON YOU


<