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Subject: Thank God, The Party of Agba Satani, Gets The Message.
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 23:30:03 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: 68-247-172-191.area3.spcsdns.net at 68.247.172.191

Message:
I was very pleased to see that the undemocratic APC , now understands that our beloved country will never again go back to the tyrannic and satanic days of Pa Shaki and S.I.Koroma(aka-Agba Satani). Therefore, the dream of president Koroma will not come true.
I am sure that when they decided to unlawfully shut down our radio station, they believed that they will get away with it because Siaka Stevens got away with it.
I thanked the leadership of the SLPP for pumping into the heads of all APC members the facts that the democracy the true citizens of Sierra Leone fought for will never die. Every Sierra Leonean will be free to express his or her views at any time. Only people who have things to hide are afraid of an opposition radio or newspaper.
Whenever the APC wants to usurp the fundamental rights of our people let them rest assured that we, the PEOPLES PARTY(SLPP) will stand up against them and the whole world will back us.


Subject: Re: Thank God, The Party of Agba Satani, Gets The Message.
From: Man Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 06:16:10 05/20/08 ()
Email Address: man_pikin@yahoo.com
Entered From: pool-71-172-29-64.nwrknj.fios.verizon.net at 71.172.29.64

Message:
Look who is talking? Do you have your SLPP membership card? Are you paying your contributions.


Subject: Re: Thank God, The Party of Agba Satani, Gets The Message.
From: Labo Labo
To: All
Date Posted: 06:43:26 05/20/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Nor fallah de alaki borbor. Typical Saloneman empty tork.


Subject: Salone Hardship reach the UN Security Council
From: pikinpepper
To: All
Date Posted: 15:46:58 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: saa_lydi@yahoo.com
Entered From: dslb-088-070-219-011.pools.arcor-ip.net at 88.70.219.11

Message:
Hey Na wow!!! check the link below
http://www.concordtimessl.com/salonehardship.htm


Subject: Think Tank Sparing the former president
From: Justice Jones
To: All
Date Posted: 15:07:12 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-252-103.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.140.252.103

Message:
Think Tank Sparing the former president

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Umaru Fofana


Barring his admitted inability to recall dates, numbers and names, one does not need to be an admirer of Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to agree that his performance on Friday at the UN-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone was sterling.

In testifying as a defence witness in the trial of the former interim leader of the rebel Revolutionary United Front, the man who had almost always sounded boring to me – may be because of his long-standing years as a diplomat – was substantially awake. I think he passed, with distinction, the test to his nerves. Hardly will any high-profile witness, not least a former president, take to the witness stand without being nerve-racked. He sounded measured, not sleepy was typical of him as president. Even if he digressed at times, he nevertheless remained sharp and focused.

Before I get to the crux of this piece just a word on international justice jurisprudence. Why is it that when it comes to (former) African leaders the rules are different? The International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia wanted the British and US leaders, Tony Blair and George Bush, to testify in the trial of the now late former Yugoslav president, Slobodan Milosevic, not even a cock crowed.


And I bet that even if the two Serb fugitives, Radovan Karadzic and Malcolm Ladic were arrested in next February, the former British premier and the then former US president will not be obliged to testify in their trial even if they were subpoenaed. And there will be no fuss like there was here during the delays in Mr Kabbah appearing before the court.
I am happy that the former president has got this off his neck and he must be feeling relieved and proud of his performance. But I honestly feel that the court should have made him do so in video. If this is not Western double standards which Africans get caught up in as pawns (by working with and for them), I wonder what it is.

In fact, their reference to the former president in court on Friday made no difference to the way they would have referred to any other witness, including a former killer rebel. You don’t need to like your former president to request that he be given the basic respect befitting his (former) status. Even though it is unthinkable, let us for a minute assume that a former American, British or French leader was in the witness stand. There would be far more courtesy accorded him than that accorded PRESIDENT Kabbah. You would bet your life they would still refer to him as if he were a sitting president or premier.

Anyway! Towards the end of the first part of his testimony, former president Kabbah took a swipe at some sections of the media. Even though, I think, his apparent frustration made him hit some undeserving target such as generalising about the media some of whom have been top notch, and the Special Court Media Unit which is not responsible for how media houses editorialise what is sent out to them, I think Mr


Kabbah made some points which we as journalists, especially certain of us, should consider.
He lamented the hyper-euphoric manner in which some sections of the press had been reporting on his pending testimony in court, to the extent that in some of them, postulations and untruths beclouded reasoning. Surely if we do not revere a president that stuck to his term limit in the Africa that we know, and generally guaranteed our basic freedoms, we certainly must not denigrate him.

One of the reasons many African leaders cling on to power is the uncertainty that their retirement behoves, both from their successors and from the public. For a president who ruled with an iron fist or like Satan’s representative on earth, may be yes.


But that is definitely not what Kabbah was. And this is one area I think President Ernest Bai Koroma performs with distinction, second, perhaps, only to the provision of electricity to Freetown.
President Koroma has not disguised his respect and admiration for his predecessor. He has not only said so, but has also manifested so. Attending the former president’s wedding when his [Kabbah’s] own anointed successor as party leader, Solomon Berewa was conspicuously absent, was a national service by the president.

It is very uncommon in Africa, not least in Sierra Leone, to see a former head of state relinquish power to the opposition. Not only that, stay in the country and be allowed to stay with dignity and respect. I am not a great admirer of his presidency because I think we had squandered opportunities because he allowed a lot of his appointees to misbehave and pillage the nation’s resources without prompting action from him, and did not show leadership in addressing the apparent killing of journalist Harry Yansanneh, but I feel he generally had some democratic credentials none before him had exuded.


It is therefore unfair that we should tear him apart by discussing issues that are too personal and unsubstantiated, and do not bother on state interest by a miniscule. For example, listing, in a newspaper, the names of women alleged to have been his girlfriends is most unfair to a former head of state.

To watch all of this happen is a fertile disincentive to the current president or even future ones, who will be spending more time thinking of how their exclusively private life with no bearing whatsoever on their presidency will come to hound them in the future. I am not saying that if such relationships compromised the (former) president’s office they should be swept under the carpet. No! In that case, it borders on public interest. But bringing them out merely to embarrass them is grossly unfair.
The way we deal with former president Ahmad Tejan


Kabbah will set the stage for a play in which the personae will be former heads of state. Let us leave them to perform a comedy and not a tragedy. So that more and more will look forward to taking to the stage. Let us prove Malcolm Forbes wrong when he said, “Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did”.
But with this I leave you:


“Oh Winter! Ruler of the inverted year, …
I crown thee king of intimate delights,
Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness,
And all the comfort that the lowly roof Of undisturb’d Retirement,
and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
William Cowper (1731 – 1800).


Subject: WHAT BILLARY PREFER YOU NOT SEE
From: OH (BAMA) MAMA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:13:06 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: AN APPEAL TO BROTHERS ON THE AWARENESS FORUM
From: Rev. Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:53:53 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac85a01d.ipt.aol.com at 172.133.160.29

Message:
Guys,

The problem between me and Sylvia Blyden is completely over and there is no longer any ill-will or resentment between us. Therefore your attacks on me are not reflective of what is really going on.

We have buried the hatchet completely and there is no possibility again of conflicts between us, by the Grace of God. There is no temporary ceasefire between us as one of you keeps misinforming the public. We have made permanent peace. The problem is completely over. We plan to put structures in place that will ensure that we two do not repeat the mistakes of the past again.

None of us was told that if the other writes anything again, the war will start all over. No such discussion ever took place between us. The persons who made peace between us did a thorough and complete job. Rather, the sister and I have been having very fruitful exchanges that will bring great relief and joy to decent Sierra Leoneans who want to see two of the nation's most promising journalists concentrate on how well they can work to better the dissemination of news from our beloved motherland. None of us lost our dignity in this peace process. The peacemakers were very skilled and did everything without making anyone of us feel any loss of esteem or dignity.Rather, we were made to see that as brother and sister and as two people editing the most widely-read newspapers online , we must strive to make peace in the interest of our nation, our readers, supporters and families .It was not about who won or lost. In ugly conflicts, nobody wins. Everybody loses. Our country needs our talents .

You do not know the fruitful exchanges going on behind-the-scenes so please stop attacking me, especially you, Mohamed Kutubu Koroma. I have spent sleepless moments in the past trying to format articles you have sent me for publication just to ensure that your voice was heard all over the world. I don't think your descr1ption of me as "so-called Rev. from New Jersey " is fair to me. I am a fully-ordained and accomplished Reverend and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

If that is the Sierra Leonean way to not seek peace between people but to always work to knock their heads together, it is very bad. We must all be peace-makers. We should not delight in seeing people in conflict. If people are expecting to see me and Sylvia Blyden in conflict again, they are in for a surprise. I can now authoritatively tell you that there will be no Kabs Kanu/Sylvia Blyden conflict again. That problem is gone forever.

People on this forum have been behaving themselves well.Many, I am sure, have not even been going to the Awareness Forum so I don't see the reason for Chernor Jalloh's obsession with this forum .He is calling us all kinds of names.

Just to let you know, Mr. Jalloh, if your anger at me is because you were removed from this forum, I had no hand in your ban. You were banned by the Moderator. During the Umpire complaints on this forum, I was very busy with a course and was not reading anything on this forum.I only used to hear the complaints. We have division of labor at Cocorioko. The Moderator is solely responsible for running this forum. He has been doing a wonderful job and I acknowledge his judgements and decisions. Therefore, chill, brother and let peace reign. I had nothing to do with your ban.

Please let's stop all the name-calling and picking on people .We have lots of dire matters of national concern to discuss. Let us concentrate on them.

The war is over .

There is no more need for rancor . Let peace and tranquility reign now.

May God bless us all.

Rev. Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu


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From: doktor
To: All
Date Posted: 09:54:36 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: mcityn@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 89.237.253.178

Message:
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Subject: Abigail, can me marry me?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:24:26 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Sorry,
You may kis the bride.
Did you say you do not want me?
Well, for saying that Abigail, I have dumped me. Thank you. No one will talk to me about it. i maen that.
Abigail dump m e!


Subject: Tejan Kabbah worst than Judas
From: Kennie L.Zoker
To: All
Date Posted: 21:49:23 05/18/08 ()
Email Address: lzoker@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 207.15.10.10

Message:

I can't believe former president Kabbah will refuse to testify for a man (Norman) who sacrificed his life for his presidency and then turn round and testify for a rebel who had killed and destroyed the lives so many sierra Leoneans. Kabba is surely worst than Judas.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah worst than Judas
From: Traitor
To: All
Date Posted: 09:03:03 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
That's what happens when you choose foreign citizens to be your president.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah worst than Judas
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 03:15:54 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-205-224.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.205.224

Message:
Kabbah, without a doubt will face God's judgment on earth. Aside,
Hinga Norman's betrayal, he wounded and muted people that gave him
support to be where he was and is today. His day will come and when
it does, justice would have been served.

I have no hatred for anyone - what I want to see is that the lieutenant
be brought to justice as his adjutants have faced the law.

Kennie, Kabbah may have used his presidential powers to avoid giving
a testimony. The goal post is now shifted and I believe public opinion
and cries will someday bring him to account for that which he tries to
evade - his role in the orders given to Hinga Norman and the other
civil defense forces personnel.

Our country needs to be purged of this traitor.


Subject: Re: Tejan Kabbah worst than Judas
From: Nar u sabi
To: All
Date Posted: 02:44:54 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-144-207-65.range86-144.btcentralplus.com at 86.144.207.65

Message:
Nar U sabi


Subject: Civilized man! You have to listen to this one.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 21:04:02 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
Uh huh! I tolid you.
Smile.


Subject: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 13:26:52 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.40.227

Message:
Few weeks ago I travelled to Salone on a business trip and spent 4 weeks. During this time, I discovered that corruption is still deeply rooted in our soceity. This corruption is one which could either be easy or very difficult to tackle. I said easy to tackle because the pratice is within the ordinary citizenery and anyone can report this act to the authorities (if they're willing to investigate) and get the culprits dealt with. I said very difficult because the ordinary citizens themselves depend on this act in order to satisfy their needs so everyone plays a part in this.

After I built my house and ready for the electrical connection, I discovered that it's one of the most difficult tasks compared to the cost and labour inputed. At first, I thought all that needs to be done is to just buy the metre, get it installed and I'll start to receive electricity, but this is far from it as I discovered when I visited NPA office where I was directed to some unsrupulous people who insisted that I have to pay an exorbitant price for the inatallation of the transmiter (mast) which was already in the area where I my house was built this is a form of bribery only that it was santioned by high ranking officials. I was "gubsmacked" when I was told by a junior officer.

The president's call for zero tolenrance on corruption is strongly being undermined by these individuals, unless the government start to act with seriousness its doomed to fail.

Furthermore, the cleaning of the city is another flawed exercise which is a loophole for scoundering state funds. Since my last visit in January, I thought the city would by now be different from the way it was but to my utter dismay the filth is being taken out of the gutters and placed right in the footpaths because there are allegedly no trucks to clear it. Its time we probe those entrusted with the duty to clean the city as too much funds have being disbursed towards the cleaning.


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Ibrahim Turay
To: All
Date Posted: 23:05:31 05/18/08 ()
Email Address: imtu71@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-75-69-214-123.hsd1.nh.comcast.net at 75.69.214.123

Message:
Can you comment about the Sylvia Blyden saga? We've been worried and curious about your situation especially your arrest. What's your thought about the Justice system? Were you treated fairly or you had to rob hands?


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 06:55:25 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl2.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.144

Message:
I have no dealings with Sylvia so not in position to comment on that. Thanks for your concern anyway.


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: O saiiiiiii den tie cow... o waiiiiiiii e go eat. grass.
To: All
Date Posted: 17:24:11 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ip98-169-8-64.dc.dc.cox.net at 98.169.8.64

Message:
Mr Eddie.
How much they charged for the meter?
Someone told me she was charged 400,000 just for a connection to the pole and they want another 400,000 for the meter.

From the pole to the house is less than 30 feets.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.



Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:05:53 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl2.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.144

Message:
The metre, I was told will cost me atleast a million leones to be fixed. But that's not the problem rather if all the money charged will go to the government coffer. The charge for the connection (paying for the pole) is what I'm not happy with because, as I understand it its not to do with the ministery but for individual gains.

The government itself is prepared to connect as many customers as possible as this will enhance the business of electricity but their efforts are being hampered by these greedy people who discourage people like us from connecting to government light. The electricity is not a major problem for me anyway because I live in the Uk and will use generator when I visit which is only for a few weeks.


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Get Real
To: All
Date Posted: 20:48:11 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-221-74-245.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 98.221.74.245

Message:
Even in the US, this is a very expensive part of homeownership.Fifteen feet in the US, can cost almost $7000.00 between the licensed Electrician ,Power supply Company and the contractor.

Again, just to get what is called a Cutting card (the permit between the township construction Dept and the power supply co.), can take at least 4 Months.

People spend exorbitant sum of money building expensive houses, but cannot do the necessary things to contribute toward continued developments. All of this requirement should be pre-requisite for getting a final certificate of occupancy.

For the record, these have nothing to do with where they tie cow is were they going to eat.


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:16:33 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl2.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.144

Message:

"People spend exorbitant sum of money building expensive houses, but cannot do the necessary things to contribute toward continued developments. All of this requirement should be pre-requisite for getting a final certificate of occupancy.

For the record, these have nothing to do with where they tie cow is were they going to eat."

I think you need to get real yourself because you sound like someone who have not experienced the disease called corruption in Sierra Leone. You need to be there to understand what one is saying.

So because we spend a lot of money building a house we must be allow ourselves to be ripped off by people who are paid to carry out their duties.


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: saloneman
To: All
Date Posted: 14:41:16 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-178-193.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.178.193

Message:
Did you report the said "corrupt act" to the appropriate authority. If not, why?


Subject: Report to another Ayampi?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 13:15:46 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
The Minister herself is currently being watched by ACC. What do you expect? Report to another Ayampi?


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 07:23:23 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl2.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.144

Message:

It will be against my policy if I didn't. At first, I contacted one of the senior officials to request an explanation but was brushed off and I contacted another person who told me to go home and call the office later in the day because he is going to find out why that is. I later asked my friend to call the office as I travelled to upline, he was told that if we want the house to be connected we'll have to pay the sum but other than that there's no further explanation to it.


Subject: Re: Registering my first dissappointment!!
From: AL. KHAN
To: All
Date Posted: 16:55:14 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-76-111-111-102.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 76.111.111.102

Message:
Good question.


Subject: Any reason is every reason
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:43:04 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
Let us go back a little


Subject: Yeah Man!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:54 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
The civilized!


Subject: Hello Chez Dunia Winkabs Europe
From: Dr. Abdul Nahim
To: All
Date Posted: 06:01:32 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-252-103.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.140.252.103

Message:
Hi Chez/Dunia,

How are you doing this morning, buddy? Everything ok buddy? How is the other handle, Mahatma doing? I just love it when we have Dunia, Mahatma and Chez Winakabs Europe here at the same time.

I was always told that cats have nine lives, but my man Chez Winakabs Europe nor easy oh. Say hi to your brothers, Dunia and Mahatma. Stay blessed Mahatma Dunia Winakabs Europe.


Subject: Re: Hello Chez Dunia Winkabs Europe
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 02:45:17 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-205-224.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.205.224

Message:
I think I now understand the plot. Continue!! It pains me not that you are
unearthing my handles - the essence of objectivity is being defeated
here. You think you have won!! Won what?


Subject: PMDC LOSES 1 PARLIAMENTARY SEAT
From: Toes Man
To: All
Date Posted: 05:32:43 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-252-103.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.140.252.103

Message:
The New People NewspaperNews Story

PMDC LOSES 1 PARLIAMENTARY SEAT: Christiana Thorpe's Fraudulent Elections Result in Pujehun Overturned.
5.17.2008

FREETOWN: PRINCE MANNAH LUSENI:. A hitherto defeated SLPP candidate who petitioned his result has won the appeal. The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) contestant for constituency 87 in Pujehun, the incumbent Hon. Ansu Kaikai, has won his appeal in the High Court of Bo presided by Justice Naomi Tunis against the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) contestant Sallu Conteh who was declared the winner in August last year.

Hon. Ansu Kaikai, who filed the petition immediately the results were announced last year was able to prove beyond all doubts that the elections in Constituency 87 in Pujehun district were fraudulent. His lawyer, the versatile Abdulai Bangura, made a strong case for his client that left the judge, Naomi Tunis, with no alternative but to declare the election of Sallu Conteh null and void and not duly elected. She also ruled that a bye-election be held in the constituency and that some compensation be paid to the petitioner.

The registrar of the High Court of Bo should now write a letter to Parliament and the MP concerned about the decision. NEC will also be informed to take appropriate action. It is not known if Sallu Conteh will appeal the decision. All efforts to reach him have proved futile.


Subject: IS DR. EDWARD NAHIM FOR REAL?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 22:04:20 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
"He disclosed that out of every ten
people in Sierra Loene, one needs
psychiatric attention."
(Awareness Times)

This is a ballpark figure of about six hundred thousand of our fellow Sierra Leoneans.
Is there any official statistics to confirm this?
The reason for this, according to Dr. Nahim,
"is that these set of people
have experienced mental disorder
through depression, frustration,
terror and trauma."

But wait a second, what about the agony of (political) defeat, is it traumatic enough to require the services of Dr. Hahim?


Subject: Re: IS DR. EDWARD NAHIM FOR REAL?
From: Dr. Abdul Nahim
To: All
Date Posted: 05:57:47 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-252-103.hsd1.va.comcast.net at 69.140.252.103

Message:
I think my brother(Edward) is very serious about this mental health crisis in salone. It is insulting for you to trivalize such an important issue at the expense of others.

This is no joke, and your including political humor and other stupid comments shows how lame you are.


Subject: Re: IS DR. EDWARD NAHIM FOR REAL?
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 14:22:41 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-191-179-111.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 71.191.179.111

Message:
Your brother may be serious about whatever health crisis my friend and I respect that. However I can't say the same about you. While my comments may be stupid, yours appeared to portray you as rude, bitter, and unhappy with yourself. Have a coke and a smile and you might just be happy enough to understand the rationale behind the humor, if there' one at all.


Subject: Re: IS DR. EDWARD NAHIM FOR REAL?
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 04:41:20 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
Good question Loggy, but i think the question should have been, is the sierra leonean stupid? Like the apc task force ragamuffins who go round stoning opposition offices and beating up Innocent people for a party that will eat all the beef and not even bother to leave a single bone for them to eat after their daily operations.But still happy to jump in a black jeep the next day to go and rough up a clergyman for dissing their apc. This fool doesn't even know his problem. Even his ZULU one yei could not be fix in a hospital, due to slpp recklessness. Yet still he clayed himself with slpp mud. FALAMA WEST II? looks like FULULOO WEST to me. Mercy! it is not our politicians who are wicked to us, it is us who make ourselves look STUPID to them.


Subject: Re: IS DR. EDWARD NAHIM FOR REAL?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:08:37 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-178-147-25.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.178.147.25

Message:
Greetings. KING LOGGY, Dr. Nahim is correct about this estimation. From a Psychologists point of view, he is saying this out of concern not in a verge to demean Sierra Leoneans. One who uses such a debilitating disease as a way of insulting others or in a verge to demean them is quite out of tune with the civilized medical reality.
I am not sure about the statistics in Sierra Leone however, I will give you an estimate of similar statistics taken by the American Psychiatric Association and other Psychology-related organizations to see how if such is possible in the Western World, where medical facilities are ready and available, where people have not witnessed traumatic situations as our people did during our war, where even the poorest of the poor are provided for by the government when it comes to the basic necessities of life: food, clothing and shelter, a country where there is hope that things will be better because there are means to change life through education or other legal means and compare that to situations in a Third World country, where to change from one sad situation to the other is sometimes virtually non-existent, which is why because of this disbelief inculcated in such countries is found transcending in most of our belief systems in a First World, you will find out that there are greater possibilities that one out of every ten people need psychological attention in Sierra Leone.
Read and carefully observe people’s actions and reactions to meaningful issues and what level they would want to drag those issues in a bid to devalue the true standing and or meaning of these issues then read the various symptoms of mental health, Socialized Psychopath in particular, you would know that Dr. Nahim has a made a thorough observation from a Psychologist’s point of view to have come-up with this statistics. One of the symptoms of Socialize Psychopath for instance, is manipulating others when the impact on those manipulated is not taken in to consideration. But there are various forms of mental Health. As Dr. Nahim, others and I do know, and as he has staunchly responded to you, mental health is not a cause to disrespect those afflicted nor is a means to use to demean others. In fact, it is a crime in the United States, and I believe, it is in Sierra Leone as well, to disrespect others with such disabilities. This is the reason he has responded to you the way he did.
Bellow is statistics of people in America who suffer various mental health issues:
“Mental Health
Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. But with a mental illness, these feelings do not go away and are severe enough to interfere with your daily life. It can make it hard to meet and keep friends, hold a job or enjoy your life.
Mental illnesses are common – they affect about one in five families in the U.S. It is not your fault if you have one. These disorders – depression, phobias, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and many others - are real diseases that you cannot will or wish away. Fortunately, they are often treatable. Medicines and therapy can improve the life of most people with mental illnesses.
Mental Disorders in America
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.2Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden.”
Read full text in the following link to get statistics of various mental disabilities. Mental Health like fever, Cancer does not choose because of financial status or educational level.
Enjoy!


Subject: Oh, Sierra Leone and the "me sef ah want name."
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 20:45:29 05/17/08 ()
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You mean you would have let your brother, your compatriot die for name?
I am ashamed for Sierra Leone. Look at what some were thinking and doing!


Subject: Once Again, my pupulu, "The U.S. State DepartMENT
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
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Date Posted: 20:40:30 05/17/08 ()
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This is not my word but the American State Department.


Subject: Women bemoan the effects of food crisis
From: Abubakarr Samura
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Date Posted: 20:08:06 05/17/08 ()
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Women bemoan the effects of the food crisis

NADINE WILSONM all woman writer
Monday, May 12, 2008


THE impact of the world food crisis on Jamaica - with the rising price of essentials, gasoline and utility bills - has forced many to reconsider their spending habbits. Amongst the most affected are those women who have to head households and will have to decide how to make do with the income that for many remains unchanged.

In the past few months, Jamaicans have witnessed an increase in price of basic food products such as chicken, flour and rice which have seen increases of up to 75 per cent on the global market. In addition to this, consumers are now being asked to pay almost 30 per cent more for their water bill as the National Water Commission seeks to improve the efficiency of its service. As if this was not bad enough, the country is being warned that the worst is yet to come as world prices spiral out of control.

But persons like Rose say they fear what is ahead, considering the fact that they can barely make it now. The 30-year-old says that she has been forced to cut back on her spending, even to the point of not being able to purchase food to provide a good meal for herself and her household, consisting of five children.

"The last forthnight I get $6,400 and I have to pinch out the little money. I have to pick out lunch money for them, so I have to buy less food items and just buy the necessary stuff for the household like soap and toothpaste. As I get the pay it just finish. Most time they don't even go to school in the second week because the money run out by then," she says.
Rose, who lives in an innercity community in Kingston, says that although she does not have to pay for rent and utilities such as water and light, the pay she earns is limited and therefore prevents her from saving money in case of an emergency.

"My account empty, I don't have anything in there...not even a $1,000 I have put aside...I don't even know when I'm going to be able to save," she said.

Rose was able to secure a job two months ago at a popular fast food restaurant in Kingston. This job came after seven months of job search as she was laid off fom her previous job. The money saved from her previous job was used to build the one bedroom house in which she and the five children live. Her dream of extending the house she says, is now on hold as she struggles to live below the minimum wage which is $3,700 for a 40-hour work week.

Living without much support for her three children and two teenage brothers has been difficult, but knowing that it won't get better is frightening. Like many others in the country, she says she will just have to learn to budget more in order to survive.

"Most nights we cook some rice and tin mackerel and drink some cool aid, and we go to our bed and say thank God," she says.

Public Relations consultant Sonia Holeman says that she has had to resort to buying mostly ground provisions as a means of cutting back on her food bill. She says that she has watched helplessly as her food bill increased from $3,000 per week to its current value of $6,000.

"You see it, is pure ground provisions I have to be buying. I can't afford most of the stuff that I used to buy anymore," she told all woman, pointing to her almost empty trolley consisting of green bananas, irish potatoes and yam and a few packs of milk powder. She was spotted shopping at a supermarket in Cross Roads.

Holeman, who lives in a fairly upscale community in Upper St Andrew, says that she has to bypass the supermarkets in her area and shop elsewhere where the prices are not so steep. Even so she says that she is barely able to cope.

"Most times when I come to supermarket nowadays I have to be mulling over the price of everything I take up. I can't believe these prices they are absolutely ridiculous, some of the stuff them that I use to buy, I can't even buy them no more," she said.

As if to prove her point, Holeman took up a small case of cheese only to put it back on the shelf in disgust as she says $100 has been added on to the cost since she last purchased it a month ago.

Coupled with the rising food prices, Holeman says that her rising utility bill is of great concern for her.

"I am not at home during the days and yet I have to be paying like $4,000 for light bill, not to mention the phone bill...is just last week they disconnected my Internet. Is like as soon as you pay one bill and think that's it, another one come," she said.

In light of the crisis, some women say that it is still a miracle how they survive especially since salaries are not increasing. And while women have been tagged as being efficient when it comes to budgeting for the family, persons such as Bebby-Ann Henry believes that this is no longer the case.

"No, this gone bad now. One time women could budget, but how them must budget on what they don't have?" she asked.
The mother of three children which includes a baby, says that she spends more than she earns per month forcing her to borrow money from close family and friends. "A so I get my pay, is so I have to pay back those who I borrow from. This is just too much for me to handle, it is killing me" she said.

Henry says she spends roughly $8,000 on food and $1,500 on gas weekly for her car. In addition to this, she has to provide lunch money for her children and pay utility bills plus rent which amounts to $20,000 per month. All this she does on her monthly salary of $36,000.

Like Abrahams, Henry says that her savings are depleted and she has not been able to save much with so many bills to take care of.

But while some women are barley able to survive, some have found more creative methods to cut back on money being spent.

Clovis Gardener, a pensioner who resides with her daughter and five grandchildren, says that her dinner menu has taken a new turn to save money.

She says that she has had to substitute meat products with vegetables. Whereas she usually cooked chicken alone with staples for dinner, she now mixes it with cabbage and callaloo so that it can share for the whole household. While some of her grandchildren are not quite accepting of the new menu, she says they understand the situation.
For Rose, it means cutting out some of the protein dishes altogether.

"The kids them love the chicken and the mutton and those kind of things, but I can't afford it anymore. So now I mostly buy tin mackerel and butter bean and sausage so I can cut back on the higher stuff," she said.

While the women expressed a desire to farm crops which would decrease the amount of money they have to spend at the market, their living arrangements make it virtually impossibe.

"Where I live, they don't have any farming facilities for young people to plant crops. Not even two chicken you can raise so you can get eggs, because no space is here," Rose said.

Coupled with this, Rose said, is the fact that she lives in a community which is known for violence and where any efforts of growing products would be thwarted by theives.

For now she says they will just have to make do with what is sold in the markets and supermarkets.


Subject: Response for Jack
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 16:43:03 05/17/08 ()
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Greetings. Jack I would like to thank you for responding as follows: “Your Highness,
All I am saying is - Abacha could easily have renegade on his predecessor's agreement and withdrew his men- but alas he did not do that. As someone posited earlier, if we have street names like Henry, Edward etc, who I am sure you should know what they did in SL and Africa in general why not Abacha.
Let me repeat, Abacha might be a dictator in Nigeria but he was a hero in SL when we really needed one. The name is going to stay, you can take that to the bank.
End of case.
Good day my brother.”
In response, let me start by saying that I am not very pleased that you called me “your highness” because such goes against my principle and belief in democracy. As a democratically-minded individual, I would have appreciated Mr. Kamara or just Bambay. Because this wish for elevation is what breeds dictatorship as exemplified in the names you mentioned above and people such as Adolph Hitler, Idi Amin Dada and General Sani Abacha of course. They enjoyed frivolous names or images, to be put on a pedestal therefore; they craved for more power and would employ any form of savage brutality or grotesque wickedness of the lowest forms to be seen as something they are not. So I am not very pleased as I am not in that mid-set. I try to be simple and cool and I see calling me “your highness” as an insult to my integrity and belief.
Haven said that, I would admonish you to read carefully, and if you have a pen or a pencil, jot down key points relating to the herogizing frenzy that Abacha received in Sierra Leone and why it shouldn’t have occurred. It is in this vain that other contributors and I have tried toothlessly to remind you of the following points that:
(1) (a) The ECOMOG formation was not a-one- man-decision. That it was a collaborative decision made by member-nations of the West African sub-region, comprising of countries such as Nigeria who was/is the bigger-gun, Sierra Leone, one of the countries afflicted, Liberia, another, Ghana, Guinea to name a few. For these countries to agree on such a decision, their cabinets or Congress have to sit, debate the issue and it had to pass in their parliaments or Congress, if you will, before they could consent on deploying their militaries on combat missions to devastated areas such as Sierra Leone.
(b) that Nigeria being a Confederate with twenty-eight (28) States, except for Abacha’s dictatorial powers, otherwise, he could not have over-ridden the views and decisions of Congressional persons in the Nigeria Congress and Governors of States nor could he have overstepped the decisions of the other regional powers. As such, he was obliged to have gone with the decisions of the Congress of Nigeria particularly, and the decisions of the other sovereign nations (Sierra Leone, Ghana and The Gambia.) There was no way he could have desisted or support the notion had members of his Congress opposed either way. Therefore, the question lies, what happened to the voices of the Nigerian Congressmen and women who spoke vibrantly during these sessions to have the war stopped in Sierra Leone by sending their military?
It is in this vein therefore, I thought, rather than pay homage to Abacha alone, to have served as a token of gratitude from Sierra Leone to Nigeria, that we show gratitude by naming such a street to Nigerians who contributed in the Nigerian Freedom, Peace and Progress and were not dictators.
When did it ever play on our mind that Wole Soyinka played any pivotal role in our peace Process and the reformation of Sierra Leone? He contributed immensely to our educational process, which he should be recognized for but we didn’t. Look at the people you mentioned who brought mayhem on our people, people such as Mr. Foday Sankoh, Mr. Mosquito Bockarie to name a few; what are/were their educational standings? They were semi-illiterates who believed in irate and uncivilized ways to be recognized. This is how they bulldozed their way on our people. Had they been invited to debate what intelligence could they have contributed to the development of Sierra Leone? That is why they used force and brutal means that has no logic at all.

This is why I do not encourage the name “your Highness” because it breeds dictatorship and inflated self-esteem rather than a positive self-esteem that I can derive from being well informed, polite but farm about my freedom and those of others.
Nonetheless, as I am sure you do not mean it in a bad way yet, the fact remains that we should never encourage any dictatorship whether at home or abroad. “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere.” (Martin Luther King Jr. 1967.) In that case therefore, if Abacha was a dictator in Nigeria, we should not celebrate such an image in our country because whatever Nigerians felt under his dictatorship should be a pain felt around the world, that including Sierra Leone.
Moreover, I want you to understand that challenging the idea of renaming Kissy Street to Abacha Street is not a challenge to you specifically, but the idea of putting to rest any misconception or idea that is a semblance of what brought about a war in our peaceful democracy.
In that case therefore, I would admonish you to look at my points from a broader perspective, free from the concept that if you accept the truth, the reality, is demeaning to you or that by arguing me will make-belief that I am fallible as well, as most have tried to do, failing to realize that I am only human who is liable to making mistakes. Rather read what I present to you try to see the truth, understanding that reasoning and or logic demands that we accept what is reality, which, and only which will qualify us as civilized beings of the modern society of humans. Read from what is put before you and analyze it critically like an intelligent being that you are and don’t be swayed by the glamour of rumor-mongering. That is how a democracy works.
Therefore, while reading my response, do not look at whatever “concept” you might hold about me and pick-out one or two things a stay farm on your reasoning even when those who see the truth see no sense in your reasoning because doing so will not change anything but make you look bad. Rather look at the facts from a more intelligent outlook: looking at who and what is involved to understanding where we are coming from, and how when where we are heading is fully conceptualize, will help to benefit Sierra Leone, the Sub-Saharan African region and African at large, and the world as a whole. In that whatever affects the aforementioned will affect the entire world as is manifested in our war, in the Liberian war, the war in Dafurr and the War against Terrorism. All these wars in our modern time have impacted the world as a whole. Except asked how, I would not go into it at this time.
These are the views that we would want you to look at and devoid yourself from trying to fit-in reasoning for the concreteness of the S.L.P.P. decision but to realize that as we are moving towards a new face of democracy, as globalize and famous Sierra Leone has become for one sad chapter in our history, that we change such a notion so that whenever a Tourist or guest visits Sierra Leone, that they do not see her as one who condones dictatorship as we are signature to it by such naming. Also we not need to breed in the minds of our younger generation that dictatorship is admirable because it happened in another country. But if we have named Kissy Street after Wole Soyinka, Namdi Ajikwe, or the names I mentioned in my previous response, would have given an uplifting view of Sierra Leone that as we were the Athens of Africa, we still believe in the value of education and freedom especially after a senseless brutal war.
But that is not what will happen in this case. The link I posted of General Abacha the other day is the legacy he has left. This is what many will think of us that we condone dictatorship in that we are naming our streets after one. Would you name you child after a thief, a crook? I am sure you wouldn’t. Rather, you want to be proud of whomever you are naming him or her after. Sierra Leone is your child, your father, your brother, your sister, your friend, your wife, your husband therefore; protect her over anything dangerous and demeaning.


Subject: Re: Response for Jack
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:13 05/18/08 ()
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Mr Kamara,
God bless you and have a good day.
Jack.


Subject: Re: Response for Jack
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 20:22:45 05/17/08 ()
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Jack, this is from the State Department website. Any human being who does not believe in respect for Human Rights does not deserve respect. This is the sole reason I would never support the idea of naming our city after a dictator.
Once again, read what those who know about Human Rights have to say: This is what I believe in not in someone posing to hurt others because they too want a name. I did not crave it, I did not go after a multi-billion dollar industry to make my name. It was their decision and as a democratic country who does not hail people who are undemocratically minded, they must have had a very good reason for their action. None of the responsible people inflicted any punishment on me. Not the Senate, not Congress and nor was the action of any celebrity. Most of what I went through or are going through are the actions of callous and ignorant people. Most disgracefully, Sierra Leoneans joined the band wagon. That is the most disgraceful of all human blunders. Are we not ashamed of what other nationals and true Americans would feel about our national negligence? It is a disgrace. Do we want names that much! Why would any one from Sierra Leone not know of the Rule of Law therefore, why was everyone quiet in a foreign land, where a brother is brutalized by criminals who go against what the government requires of her citizens? You mean to tell me that none of you know of how democracy operates or what the Rule of Law entails?
Therefore, as long as I live, believe it or live it, I will not stand for dictatorial actions and I know I can step in their way. Join me towards Washington D.C. and see civilized people in action and how civilization is spread without the use of force or combativeness.
Read State Department website again in the link bellow:
"Human Rights

All human beings are born with inalienable rights. These human rights empower people to pursue lives of dignity -- thus, no government can bestow them but all governments should protect them. Freedom, built on a foundation of justice, tolerance, dignity, and respect -- regardless of ethnicity, religion, political association, or social standing -- allows people to pursue these fundamental rights. Whereas dictatorships deny human rights, free societies continually strive to attain them.

Human rights are interdependent and indivisible; they encompass myriad facets of human existence including social, political, and economic issues. Among the most commonly accepted are:


All people should have the right to form their own opinions and express them individually or in peaceful assemblies. Free societies create a "marketplace of ideas" where people exchange their views on any number of issues.


All people should have the right to participate in government. Governments should create laws that protect human rights while justice systems enforce those laws equally among the population.


Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention, and torture -- whether one is an opponent of the ruling political party, an ethnic minority, or even a common criminal -- is a basic human right. A professional police force respects all citizens as it enforces the laws of the nation.


In ethnically diverse nations, religious and ethnic minorities should be free to use their language and maintain their traditions without fear of recrimination from the majority population. Governments should recognize the rights of minorities while respecting the will of the majority.


All people should have the opportunity to work, earn a living, and support their families.


Children deserve special protection. They should receive at least an elementary education, proper nutrition, and healthcare.


To maintain human rights, citizens in any free society need to be vigilant. Citizen responsibility -- through a variety of participatory activities -- ensures that government remains accountable to the people. The family of free nations is committed to work toward protection of human rights. They formalize their commitment through a number of international treaties and covenants on human rights."
This is from the State Department Website, which is the link bellow:
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Subject: Govt Official Story is False
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 16:33:49 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
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Message:
Ths story about a govt official is totally false.I am no fan of politicians in Sierra Leone but when you read an article with no substantiated fact in the whole article leads me to believe that it is concocted.Such stories can only be found in tabloids.Unnamed sources, no pictures, no names of witnesses and even the govt official has no name,it is a sham.You have to take this news with a grain of salt.


Subject: Re: Govt Official Story is False
From: Fact
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Date Posted: 18:09:03 05/17/08 ()
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No pass mark O! This did happen,and I am just trying to get the picture of Minister's Organ, and I will post it right here.Perhaps, you can put a face to the organ???


Subject: Re: Govt Official Story is False
From: Forum Lover
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Date Posted: 16:44:28 05/17/08 ()
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Discuss it in their forum. We are not interested in what happens over there. Let us continue our debates on important issues.


Subject: Re: Govt Official Story is False
From: Shocked
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Date Posted: 02:46:08 05/18/08 ()
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You mean, one of our senior Cabinet Minister dances naked in an aircraft, peeing all over the passengers,and the issue is not important enough??


Subject: Re: Govt Official Story is False
From: Mohamed Barrie
To: All
Date Posted: 02:09:39 05/18/08 ()
Email Address: ncsneak@aol.com
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Message:
I am sure you are not trying to control what is discussed in this forum. If you are not interested, just ignore it. I hope you are not the forum police.Most people in this forum writes with different monikers and you dont know where they stand on anything.If you love the forum,why hide behind a moniker.Thanks.


Subject: APC did it
From: Alimamy Conteh
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Date Posted: 16:22:53 05/17/08 ()
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Food Prices to Increase - Again
By: Jarrell Fenton
May 2, 2008

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has expressed concern over food prices in the Caribbean, recently declaring a state of emergency in Haiti and several other countries. It is reported that impoverished Haitians are increasingly resorting to eating biscuits made of mud as food prices soar in the Caribbean country.

Montserratians have also felt the impact of the rise in food prices world over. Commodities particularly affected by the price hike are rice and flour. A Ram's Emdee personnel reports that both flour and rice have risen by approximately 10% in recent times. While, Mr. Randolph Riley of Economy Bakery stated because of the rise in flour that the increase in the price of bread is inevitable. The last increase in bread prices was last December when white bread was increased from $4.00 to $4.50 and large whole wheat bread from $5.00 to $5.25.

Here in Montserrat new opposition leader David S. Brandt took to the airwaves and called on Chief Minister Dr. Lewis to do something to ease the rise in the cost of living. He told a BBC reporter than people were starving in Montserrat, complaining that the Government should remove CET taxes: "They found $500,000 to feed and house refugees from Sri Lanka who are working, how come they can't find any relief for those items (CET). If a proper case is brought to the British they must accede to it, they can't see a colony they are in charge of that most people starve..." he said.

Montserrat's Chief Minister Lewis said to the said BBC reporter that the matter of prices on basic food items is being addressed. "In Montserrat we are probably feeling it more than others because of the high cost of travel into Montserrat the high cost of fuel," while saying, no, people are not starving, acknowledging, "People are having difficulty..."

The rest of the region is also struggling with the increase in prices. Following the announcement of a 40 per cent rise in flour prices in Grenada, Economic Development Minister Anthony Boatswain stepped in asking the Grenada Bakers Association to really reconsider the extent of the increase in the price of bread and other products that our consumers rely on so heavily.

In St Kitts and Nevis, the government said it would take concrete steps to ease the cost of living hardship. The cabinet has approved changes to local laws allowing greater flexibility in price controls. The changes work with a recent decision by the regional trade grouping, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to cut the regional Common External Tariff which places a set tax on goods entering the region.

Even in oil and natural gas-rich Trinidad and Tobago, armed guards have been placed on National Flour Mills (NFM) lorries carrying flour and other goods after several robberies. In Jamaica, bakers expressed concern that their sales could start to decline because of a proposed 32 per cent hike in the cost of baking flour. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves made an appeal as new prices rises were announced.

In addition Barbados geared up for a new rise in the price of flour this week.

In Antigua, the government met the Eastern Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC) to discuss the rising price of flour. The government objected to what it said had been a unilateral decision by the St Vincent-based ECGC to increase the price of flour by 34 per cent.

Antigua's Finance Ministry argued that any price increase had to be as a result of negotiations with government. The ECGC operates a flour mill which supplies the wider Eastern Caribbean.

In Guyana at the start of the year, workers from the country's National Milling Company (Namilco) protested over alleged dumping by two Trinidadian companies on the Guyanese market.

CM Lewis said a samilar list was submitted to CARICOM for derogations like St. Kitts and Antigua on, and they are trying to work out how to implement the waiver as he added, "We are conscious that when we waive the CET the savings are not passed on to the customers," adding that price control staff are making sure that savings made are passed on to the customers and that everyone is aware of the system where "we help people" who are having difficulty.

"Our revenue streams are very critical, much of the money we collect are passed, provided in the form of relief, and on to indigent people," he continued.

Regarding funds used for refugee Sri Lankans, Government is now in a position to make the case to DFID with respect to the "impact the cost of living situation is having on disadvantaged persons and the unemployed."


Subject: War is not the answer
From: CNN
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Date Posted: 12:43:19 05/17/08 ()
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Watch this chilling episode:


Subject: Forum achieve
From: Visitor
To: All
Date Posted: 10:21:52 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: bbc@net.com
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where can I find the forum achieve?


Subject: Re: Forum achieve
From: Kabs Kanu
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Date Posted: 10:43:45 05/17/08 ()
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They are down presently. We are deleting some objectionable posts. As soon as we are done, you will get your archives back.


Subject: Re: Forum achieve
From: Ev idence Techinician
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Date Posted: 12:42:03 05/17/08 ()
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Dont delete those posts that a court may need later on.


Subject: Re: Forum achieve
From: Visitor
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Date Posted: 10:56:51 05/17/08 ()
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WONDWERFUL, THANKS!


Subject: Advice for Tyrone Jamison, Mr. Kabs please advise him!!
From: Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Date Posted: 06:16:14 05/17/08 ()
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Message:
Mr. Jamison I did some research and you do work for the Department of Defense, and you are a board member in Franklin Township. You do have some impressive creditials, and many well established people know you. The former allegations of you being a good for nothing was surely not true, now every one knows just how sharp and resourceful you are. Son, you do need to watch your associations, just because you are now a young man of financial means, does not mean you should be seen with a lot of married women. A man in the position you are in must be mindful of this. Besides your mother in law is a well know figure in the township of Franklin and more so in the African Community. There is some speculation that your marriage is not going too well. If that is true, work on your marriage. Many people fear you because of your straight forward approach, and the stop at nothing young man persona. So I can see why many women are attracted to you. Women these days respect, young virile men that have power, and respect. Besides the fact that you keep yourself up quite well according to the many African women that know you. Son be an example, do not let the devil use you to do things or abuse your position.


Subject: Are you advising Tyrone or are advertising his exploits
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:35:17 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
i am confused... is this a genuine advice or is it to let the world know that TJ is a bad boy?


Subject: Re: Are you advising Tyrone or are advertising his exploits
From: Department of Veterans Affairs..
To: All
Date Posted: 11:29:30 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-151-204-79-126.delv.east.verizon.net at 151.204.79.126

Message:
The young man just needs to watch himself. Respect, and influence can be intoxicating to the young.


Subject: Re: Are you advising Tyrone or are advertising his exploits
From: James Bona
To: All
Date Posted: 13:21:33 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-253-174-208.hsd1.nj.comcast.net at 69.253.174.208

Message:
I heard some good things and bad things about Tyrone Jamison. The bad has to do with his extra activities. He does have a thing for the ladies, but professionally the man is good. Just let him live his life.


Subject: Re: Tyrone Jamison
From: Truth be Told
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:26 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-72-68-51-116.nwrknj.east.verizon.net at 72.68.51.116

Message:
Its ashame that people always try to look for the bad in the person instead of the good. Nobody is perfect. This young man has not done anything, no other african man or man period has not done with some influence.


Subject: A PATHETIC REPUBLICAN
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 02:53:08 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
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Subject: Re: A PATHETIC REPUBLICAN
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 12:57:54 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Oh m gosh he got smoked and nailed. His dearth of knowledge on the issues that he raised was palpable. FITM syndrome.


Subject: Re: A PATHETIC REPUBLICAN
From: KING LOGGY
To: All
Date Posted: 14:42:58 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 144.226.173.69

Message:
Nfa Alieu:
The fellow got toasted isn't it?
You know what really p***es me off? It took him forever to accept his relative ignorance yet he continued to be defensive. The unfortunate fact is that a fellow like him is capable of convincing a large segment of the Republican target.


Subject: Re: A PATHETIC REPUBLICAN
From: M. Alieu Iscandari Esq
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:12 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
There are quite a few of these people floating in the world, even amongst us as you you would soon get to find out. Its time to out those amongst who think tat they are bad to the bone. Some of these people are so IGNORANT, they believe that the diagnosis of BIPOLAR disorder is a defense to, their being objetively adjudged on other issues. Its not even a defense to murder, ahn ahn not even withing the context of the McNaughten rule. On those grounds they fail. You want to more King? Call me.


Subject: Refinery repossessed
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 19:07:18 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-155-230-67.range86-155.btcentralplus.com at 86.155.230.67

Message:
Kudos to Ernest Koroma for taking the refinery back.The refinery was never used to refine crude oil, but simply as a warehouse for oil companies, who paid millions of dollars rent per annum, and at the end of the day, had their oil stolen.


Subject: Too early for kudos
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:51:47 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Great goal but its not even halftime yet. Watch the game... Master truth.

These traders will sell the refinery to a crony before the end of their tenure.

I personally hope and pray they don't


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 02:26:44 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: ac9fbb9e.ipt.aol.com at 172.159.187.158

Message:
Governments that take/repossess assets that are in Private hands are starting on a very slippery slope that ends in Dictatorship. I hope that they adequately compensate the present owners of the Refinery. Their argument, that we need a Refinery because we now depend on a foreign country for our refined products, is spurious because as we do not produce Crude Oil we would still depend on a foreign country for supply.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Abacha
To: All
Date Posted: 07:53:18 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-228-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.228.184

Message:
To me your argument is the one that is suspect. Depending on foreign countries for crude oil don't mean we should also depend on them for refining it. Are you saying we should not takle the opportunity to reduce our dependence on foreign countries?


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: sadman insane
To: All
Date Posted: 12:35:30 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: sadman_insane @yahoo.com
Entered From: host86-129-90-140.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.90.140

Message:
Having a functionning oil refinery in our country does not make us independent of the oil producing countries. As long as we are not a petroleum producing country we just have to depend on those producing the commodity, even if it is the crude one. so the argument about the oil refinery should not be based on that platform.

Having a functionning refinery in the country definately have some advantages for the country. For instance;
1)The petroleum producing countries will be happier to sell the crude oil as its sale earns them "quick" money compared to the refined one.
2) If the refinery machinery of the oil producing country experiences hiccoughs, we are unlikely to be affected by that because we are not importing refined product
3) It is cheaper for us to purchase the crude product than the refined oil
4)Perhaps more important ids the fact that there are a whole lot of other by products that can get after refining the crude oil Eg vaseline, plastic stuffs, Bitumen (coal tar). Dont forget that our roads started suffering after we stopped refining. Even the coal tar the SLRA uses on our roads we have to import.

So havinga working refinery is not a bad thing for the country. What i cannot comment on however is the repossession issue because I do not have the fine details. I it is done in a manner that is fair and aceptable to all parties concerned and for the general good of the country.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 11:28:59 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: ac8e8745.ipt.aol.com at 172.142.135.69

Message:
What I am saying is that whether it is Crude Oil or Refined products, because we are not an Oil producing country we will still depend on foreign countries for our fuel.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Abacha
To: All
Date Posted: 12:25:33 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-228-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.228.184

Message:
But dependence on foreign countries for our fuel does not have to to be total. Taking over refining of the foreign crude oil reduces dependence. How can that be bad for our country?


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 14:09:39 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: ac8e8745.ipt.aol.com at 172.142.135.69

Message:
I am not arguing the pros and cons of having a Refinery, that is another argument for another day, I am just saying that the argument used by the AG is a moot point because whether we refine Crude or import refined products we will still "depend on another country for supply of petroleum products"


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Abacha
To: All
Date Posted: 14:41:26 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-228-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.228.184

Message:
Think of less dependence as an improvement over total dependence. Then you will see the merit of the argument to refine foreign crude oil locally.

Also, you don't need to argue the pros and cons of a local refinery to see that less dependence is better than total dependence on foreign countries. Because local refining results in less dependence, it is better for our country. That is not a moot point.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 15:47:15 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: ac8e8745.ipt.aol.com at 172.142.135.69

Message:
Why do you equate having a Refinery to less dependence? I would argue the opposite, first of all you are totally dependent on a fewer number of countries for supply (more countries supply Refined products than supply Crude Oil)also the running and maintenance of the Refinery is totally dependent on foreign countries as we do not manufacture replacement parts, additives etc.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Abacha
To: All
Date Posted: 17:12:21 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-228-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.228.184

Message:
Why do you equate having a Refinery to less dependence? -- you asked.

Because with our own refinery, we would not depend on foreign countries for refined oil products. That is true even if the refinery uses imported crude, spare parts, etc. So, for instance, refining capacity problems in foreign countries would not affect our country negatively. Which is another way of saying we would be less dependent on them -- for refined oil products.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 17:31:54 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: ac8e8745.ipt.aol.com at 172.142.135.69

Message:
But we would still be dependent on foreign countries. (Problems in the Niger Delta being a case in point!)


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:36:07 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 89.240.40.227

Message:
My friend, stop this blatant disregard for the facts. Does the US or Europe not dependent on foreign countries for their crude oils? yet they have huge refineries.

Just lower the tail and accept that your points are lame and move on to another important topic.


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Kevin James
To: All
Date Posted: 04:04:56 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cpe-67-244-6-35.nyc.res.rr.com at 67.244.6.35

Message:
Did the so called private hands not use trickery and unscrupulous ruse by way of a so called rebel war to steal the refinery and our valuable minefields from Sierra Leone government control ?.....

Excuse me sir or madam,but I am afraid that your base rate fallacy which I prefer to call k@k@nomics obviously derives from both colonial mentality and miseducation….

Seriously speaking my friend how can anyone seriously conflate the brainwashed theory of government control and dictatorship to an enviable model like Norway where the government controls the North Sea oil and yet it’s citizens continue to enjoy the highest standard of living in the whole wide world?

I hope Earnest Koroma’s recent move become the true first step in reclaiming every lucrative interest that previous governments ceded to questionable foreigners in exchange for mercenaries and ammunition....

In the end you remind me a lot of kevin james ala King Loggy's post above.....you obviously have no clue how these assets ended up in private hands....


Subject: Re: Refinery repossessed
From: Bugsyb
To: All
Date Posted: 11:36:10 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: aburneynic@yahoo.co.uk
Entered From: ac8e8745.ipt.aol.com at 172.142.135.69

Message:
Comrade, I am not equating Government control to dictatorship, it is the "taking/repossessing" that I object to. The Norwegian government did not "take" the North Sea Oil fields. As for the Government vs Private ownership argument you guys lost it with the fall of the Soviet Union!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: Will Kabbah's testimony help Issa Sesay ?
From: Tejan Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 18:03:06 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Will the Special Court make Issa Sesay escape with a lighter sentence after Kabbah has said his contribution to the peace process was crucial ?


Subject: Who Told Sherman?
From: Funny Man
To: All
Date Posted: 17:49:57 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Who told Shermaan that Ex-Presidents and government officials are immune to prosecution in salone? Where in the constitution did you read that?


Subject: Nar dah pseudo-editor yu dae take seriously
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:30:20 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Nor men Sherman yah.


Subject: Nurses poised to strike
From: Poor Nurse
To: All
Date Posted: 15:10:45 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Nurses poised to strike

The New Citizen reports that aggrieved nurses of the Government hospital in the northern district of Port Loko had resolved to withhold their services next week if their four months backlog salaries were not paid.


They reportedly lamented that life had become miserable for them and members of their families as a result of their non-payment and the soaring cost of living in the country. “We have given an ultimatum to the authorities but nothing seems to been done to alleviate our plight. Therefore we have no alternative but to drop tools” they are quoted as saying.


Subject: Re: Nurses poised to strike
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 15:30:15 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
"aggrieved nurses of the Government hospital in the northern district of Port Loko had resolved to withhold their services next week if their four months backlog salaries were not paid."

Four months no pay? i thought that was thing of the past. "KLOBAL" PROBLEM EGAIN? OH, NAR SLPP DEM FAULT.EVEN THOUGH DEM LEF BILLOINS OF LEONES.

Owaiiiiii ! osaiiii! The rogue trader will make sure he takes you lot back to the good old days. wae nar four nurses go geh for join for buy wan butter cup rice. Aaa! Pee! Cee! acepe.e ya woooo! e ya waaaah!

oonu nor see natin yet.


Subject: Re: Nurses poised to strike
From: Reason
To: All
Date Posted: 02:44:02 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-97-191.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.97.191

Message:
I am sure, the Nurses can wait and give the Government a chance to resolve the issue, rather than going on strike.


Subject: Hear this heartless man
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 09:27:18 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:

"I am sure, the Nurses can wait and give the Government a chance to resolve the issue, rather than going on strike"

Den nor to mammy born dem enh? The useless gof'ment is busy eating sumptuously on TV when poor nurses are dying of hunger.

Half the money for the diner could have paid the nurses. You have to accept that these APC hustlers do not have their priorities right at all! Its a clear manifestation of Agnes's weak or non-existent leadership. Dis man nar yeyeh man nor go able



Subject: Re: Hear this heartless man
From: Not you
To: All
Date Posted: 11:44:54 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-97-191.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.97.191

Message:
Whatever the Govt does, I would have thought that atleast Margais will not complain.Afterall, it is their doing, and it will be wrong to call it an APC Govt,it is a coalition of APC + your PMDC


Subject: Married life. e nor easy. God grant us the strength..
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 14:03:29 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
FOR MARRIED COUPLES OR THOSE WHO DESIRE TO MARRY.(AN EYEOPENER)

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open
my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words,
instead she asked me softly, why? I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man!
That night we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to a lovely girl called Dew. I did not love her anymore. I just pitied her! With a deep sense of
guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Dew so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me, her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now. The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at
the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Dew. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again. In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she
didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage. His was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that everyday for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door every morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request. I told Dew about my wife's divorce conditions. She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully. My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was
explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, 'daddy is holding mommy in his arms.' His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; do not tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office. On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at t h is woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more.

There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her. On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This
was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Dew about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger. She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily. Suddenly it hit me. She had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart.
Sub consciously I reached out and touched her head. Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father
carrying his mother out has become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day. But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I had not noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make
me change my mind... I walked upstairs. Dew opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Dew, I do not want the divorce anymore. She looked at me,
astonished.

Then touched my forehead Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Dew, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other any more. Now I realize that
since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until deaths do us apart. Dew seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears.

I walked downstairs and drove a way. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart. The small details of your lives are what really matter in a
relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank, blah...blah... Blah.
These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Have a real happy marriage! If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you. But if you do, you just might save a marriage.

Ivy Igwe


Subject: Re: Married life. e nor easy. God grant us the strength..
From: Mensa
To: All
Date Posted: 09:29:11 05/18/08 ()
Email Address: unikad5@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 213.217.39.67

Message:
My! My! What a wonderful piece! Candid-O! It's a really good one!

But I need to chip in with some religious wisdom. Me Man! Do you know that in Islam, it is a law that the wife stays a month after you have pronounced divorce? It doesn't necessarily have to be a request from the wife, IT IS A LAW THAT THE WIFE STAYS IN THE HOUSE FOR A MONTH! This is a cleverly ordained positive set-up to exploit all possibilities of a re-union. Check it out, Candid-O!

And it didn't only stop there! If you know you've got the natural super-power sexual potency, then you don't need to have mistresses in every street. Come clean and marry a second. You can even go for a third if you have super-super-power. And even a fourth if you have hyper-super power! Yes, plus the material wealth to take care of them, and remain fair to all.

Islam is a practical solution to our world of the past, present and furue.


Subject: Re: Married life. e nor easy. God grant us the strength..
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 15:34:07 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-75-185-113-252.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.113.252

Message:
Candid,you seem to have stumbled on the recipe for rekindling the fire in troubled relationships with the wise suggestion made by your wife.This is a very interesting piece;actually I thought you could easily become an African novelist.I enjoyed reading your short story.


Subject: Re: Married life. e nor easy. God grant us the strength..
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:40:37 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Ah.. credit where its due boss..I wish..

I cannot write a piece like that in a thousand years...
Even if i could.. man nogo talk am so..

One of those emails you get, you just want to share..
We all know life has its ups and downs.. But the lil pieces that make i whole and worth living.. we should not forget..


Subject: Re: Married life. e nor easy. God grant us the strength..
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:38:25 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: office.hpva.org at 67.92.125.66

Message:
Bra Cadid,
Osai yu pul dis wan.


Subject: Alpha Blondy Tour Diary
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:55:26 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-171.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.171

Message:
For lovers of pure and natural Reggae, Alpha Blondy is on tour for tour
dates and countries check out the link below. Read more about our
greatest reggae icon.

Alpha Blondy's recording career through the early 21st century,
spanning about 20 years and drawing in roughly equal measures from
the albums he issued between the early '80s and early 2000s. In fact,
for fans who have strong opinions about what constitutes his best
work, it might be too evenly balanced, taking just one or two songs
apiece from numerous releases (though Merci is represented by three
cuts). It does, however, give listeners a good idea of what Alpha
Blondy's about, his multilingualism encompassing songs in French and
English, his brand of reggae informed but not dominated by African
and rock influences. Whatever language he sings in, however, politics
are rarely off his radar, addressing apartheid (in "Apartheid in Nazism,"
one of his most celebrated works), imperialism ("Super Powers"),
African pride ("God Bless Africa"), and war and violence ("La Guerre,"
"Bloodshed in Africa," and "Coup d'État"). The new album gives a taste
of cross-culturalism - african, latino, european, indi, indu and caribb
style. You cannot afford to miss this show - the one in london and
Switzerland. Side attractions - your favourite. i am compelled to
attend.


FOR MORE INFO ON LONDON SHOW - CHECK THIS OUT!!!
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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
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seetickets.com 0871 2200 260
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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
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Subject: Should ex-president kabbah be indicted?
From: mahatma
To: All
Date Posted: 13:05:47 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-171.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.171

Message:
Hinga Norman suffered for the fact that he was all bent in keeping order
around us. His boss, the president, gave him away to be slaughtered.
What is it tat prevents the international community from understanding
that the guilt of the messenger encompasses that of the sender. What
sayest ye - should the dumb Kabbah be indicted to face crimes against
humanity?


Subject: Re: Should ex-president kabbah be indicted?
From: No peace without Justice
To: All
Date Posted: 23:14:34 05/18/08 ()
Email Address: imtu71@hotmail.com
Entered From: c-75-69-214-123.hsd1.nh.comcast.net at 75.69.214.123

Message:
Absolutely, he orchestrated the gruesome murder of Musa Kabbia and co by setting them ablaze in broad day light with the help of Kamajors.


Subject: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:02:02 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-171.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.171

Message:
I ask all who know this Quack Dr. to make me meet him. I want to put
some sense into his psychiatric skull - for four years he's been after me.
Does he also 'locum' with Cocorioko? I really want to belt him and put
cuffs on him. Eventually, I will hand him to the police. On a serious note
- the guy spoils the beauty of this forum. I hate it when masks are
unmasked.

DR NAHIM - IF YOU BE MAN LEK ME CONTACT ME AT
winakabs@rock.com. I will meet with you and give you some
understanding. You unprogressive filophile.


Subject: Re: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: Candy
To: All
Date Posted: 13:48:31 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: Canos@yahoo.com
Entered From: 79-66-28-10.dynamic.dsl.as9105.com at 79.66.28.10

Message:
'You unprogressive filophile'

What the hell is a filophie? Did you mean peadophile?

Lord have mercy!!!!


Subject: Re: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:36:18 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 149.254.192.192

Message:
No man not paedophile. It is word I coined from to two ancient greek
words 'filo' and 'phile'. 'Filo meaning "dough in very thin sheets which
becomes very flaky when baked: used for appetizers, desserts", etc; and
'Phile' meaning a person who loves or is attracted to something. In this
regard an 'unprogressive filophile is a 'brainless' character with shifty
grey-throated babbles that needs heat to straighten him to a more focus
image. Simply put Dr. Nahim is a quack with a shifty head.



Subject: Re: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 13:15:51 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-228-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.228.184

Message:
Chez, when you tell lies about other posters' identity on this forum, expect those wicked acts to come home to roost at your feet -- on this same forum.

What goes around comes around.


Subject: Re: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 13:36:54 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-171.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.171

Message:
When have I ever unmasked another on this forum? That time is not on
my hand! The boomerang you've expressed does not apply in this
case. I say it as it is on this forum. I have not, in any instance,
attempted to unmask handles. i use handles to create an unbiased
atmosphere. If you believe I have, please refresh my memory.

Just like others, I have certain people I treat with the utmost respect on
this forum, I do not overtly confront. I instead, choose to contact them
via personal email to tell them the truth. In using a masked handle,
you totally eliminate such bias. I guess you understand why one
chooses to use masked handles.


Subject: Re: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: Observer
To: All
Date Posted: 13:57:58 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-71-255-228-184.washdc.east.verizon.net at 71.255.228.184

Message:
Dunia, I am not talking about you unmasking another but something worse: you lying about the identity behind a forumite's moniker. check the archives. you will understand that God nor dae sleep.


Subject: Re: Could Dr. Nahim come forward Please!!!
From: chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 14:31:57 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-200-171.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.200.171

Message:
You kind of confuse me! Right! I know where you are coming from - I
did at some point believe something that was not but I owned up and all
was dusted with. I recall believing Umpire was Moh'm Jalloh - when
things became erratic I saw reasoning and changed my initial
preconception. In the end I made it up with umpire before he was booted.
The situation with Dr. Nahim is different from the act I committed and to
which I owned up.


Subject: UNDER APC, SALONE ECONOMY IN FREE FALL: Dwindling Street Tra
From: Man way nor get worry
To: All
Date Posted: 12:51:19 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: codfodnus@aol.com
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
I came across the caption"UNDER APC, SALONE ECONOMY IN FREE FALL: Dwindling Street Trading and Abacha Street Traders in Decline." on the New People's news paper. As a photoshop artist, I alway fun of analysing a picture when i come across one. The picture that the new people post in their web site show Free Town as a city in order. Realy the A.P.C is doing well in keep that part of the city clean and ordely. You will not want to see a picture of that part of the city during S.L.P.P government. It was so dirty and congested. Realy the New People is right to state in their paper that, that part of the city was congested and people hardly pass through durning the S.L.P.P. I will later post pictures showing how filty that part of the city was during the S.L.P.P. Keep it up A.P.C., and thanks to the new people for showing how clean our city has become under the A.P.C.


Subject: Wan shame u nor get sir
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 09:06:27 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Congestion, filth and hunger are literally killing people in Freetown and you are here talking nonsense

As promised dae paa ihn compin trader den don scatter all over town (including State Avenue) littering in their trail.

Please stop mocking residents of Freetown.


Subject: Eddie Grant is back from Freetown!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 12:31:40 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.16.134

Message:
I'm want to take this opportunity to welcome myself back on this forum after 4 weeks away.

I was in Salone for the past 4 weeks but only spent 4 days in Freetown, though I'm there almost every week. I miss all of you guys and the madness and goodness of this medium.

Please give me time to relax a bit before disclosing some of the experiences while I was there. I just like to say that I have a few qualms about the current state of affairs in the land we love.


Subject: Re: Eddie Grant is back from Freetown!!
From: johnny
To: All
Date Posted: 21:00:51 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 5ac220a7.bb.sky.com at 90.194.32.167

Message:
how are all the kolonkos


Subject: Re: Eddie Grant is back from Freetown!!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:02:19 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Welcome back Eddie. I look forward to reading your experiences Upline and in Freetown. I enjoyed your last account. In anticipation,
Fen Plaba!


Subject: Re: Eddie Grant is back from Freetown!!
From: Eddie Grant
To: All
Date Posted: 16:31:19 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.149.164.247

Message:
Kabor brother Fen Plaba,

The famble them say hello to wuna all.

Thanks brother, and thanks for keeping the forum running. I will begin giving my account of experiences tomorrow.

Have a nice weekend and stay blessed.


Subject: A Force for Good? U be the Judge.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 09:33:53 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
This is a post Culled from www.VisitSierraleone.org

======Mr Jan. German Tourist in Sierra Leone=====

I read a lot of threats here at the forum, with advices, how to keep yourself safe in freetown. I just wanted tell you a little story what happend to me at lumley beach ca 4 weeks ago. The people who know me, know that I love to walk ("Ah lek for walka boku" / i need sombody who teach me in writing krio, i know...sorry...). So my favorite route was starting at eastern police / anne walsh school, up along goderich street, down to siaka stevens road / sander street in direction stadium, congo cross (where you can stop to visit the VSL headoffice), wilberforce road, down to lumley beach. But at that day i came from the other side ("herman gmeiner avenue", where the SOS children's village is down to atlantic bar and then lumley beach road). I forgot the time and it was already late and quite dark, but i wanted to walk until the bar "plan B" to have a drink and take a taxi from there. There were a couple of people at the beach, but they didn't take notice of me. After ca 15 minutes (ok, i was not walking very fast) it was really dark and i recorgnized, that two or three men were behind me. I walked faster and they said: "hey mister, please stop! police!". i stopped, turned around and there were 2 guys in police uniform. They asked "What are you doing here and where are you from?". I said, that i am jan, a german tourist and "ah de walk". At that time i was still not sure what the problem was and what they wanted from me. I thought "hey, in the next moment they will ask me for "something small" and will leave me alone.". But no: They asked me, where i wanted to go and i told them, that i wanted to go to "plan b". They said: "Plan B is at least 15 minutes away from here! We will escort you! it's not safe enough for you, when you walk alone". I was not feeling very comfortable, but what should i say? I thought: Ok, they escort me, and when we reach Plan B they are asking for "somthing small" (i love this transcr1ption for money). So we walked along lumley beach road together and talked a little about Sierra Leone until we reached Plan B . But then I was really suprised. I just started to look for "somthing small" and wanted to give it to them, but they declined! "No, thats part of our job, that tourists like you feel safe here! We don't want any money, this is service"! I was speachless and impressed! I expected everything, but not this! Don't get me wrong, I don't want to say that every policeman in SL wants money , if he helps. But in that case it was so obvious. something like that never happend to me in any country.

I was very happy about this little adventure and i thought "Sierra Leone, you are going in the right direction! Ah lek u and your people"!
=======================================================

It seems President Koroma's call for attitudinal change is bearing a few fruits.

Can we have this in some of the newspapers, its cant be all politics, can it?

Like investigative journalists go all out to try to uncover who these fine police officers are so they could be commended?

That would create a reward pattern that others can emulate..


Subject: Re: A Force for Good? U be the Judge.
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 13:25:50 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: office.hpva.org at 67.92.125.66

Message:
Hi Candid,
Find out about the Police officers and lets commend them for their good job.


Subject: Re: A Force for Good? U be the Judge.
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 13:50:58 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I dont know how to do that..

I would think one of these Newspapers will pick up the story and front page it.. and they iin turn will show up..and make themselves known.. and understand that thier brothers on this side of the Atlantic want them to be bigged UPPPP...
For being positive and making us all PROUD...


Subject: Re: A Force for Good? U be the Judge.
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:14:51 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
With all the doom and gloom billowing from the country, this is indeed a wonderful post. It just goes to show that you can't just tar an entire institution with the lazy stereotype brush. I know that there are knaves and scallywags in the police force...but this story warms me all over on this miserable rainy day in NYC.
By the way Candido, I'm gonna holler at you later after my late run. Check your 2footlepet tomorrow.


Subject: Dr His Excellency Honourable President Eanest Bai Koroma
From: Solutions....
To: All
Date Posted: 08:26:44 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Its was only a fortnight ago that Dr Koroma was leader of the opposition..
It was only a fortnight ago that we called the felle from bombali by his first name.. Obai..
I was only a few months ago that this same Obai sat on the other side and we never heard fying from him..

Fen Plaba..

Please show us 1 (ONE) solution Ernest Koroma (then insurance saleman & leader of the Opposition APC) Offered in our countries 10 years of strife... ??

Show us 1 paragraph..

And talking about food..

Was it not el presidente himself who surreptitious signed the SLPP's death warrant by not clarifying his role in the libyan rice saga, that his signature was still wet where he signed that YES the rice can be sold for sed money for NASSIT..like the ??

Ahmed Tholley wrote:
----Your blatant disregard of the opposition duty is a cause for concern----

Shior.. like the hypocritical conmen you all are..
1 finger pointing out.. TOTALLY FORGETTING 4 pointing right back at you..

Solutions are there.. Plenty..
APC imported the more diasporan politicians than any African government..
They should be FULL (brimming) with solutions..

Here is a few..

Reduce waste, cut trips, stop parambulating all over the dem place..
Use bicycle to work instead of black jeeps or work from home...Cut the entourage..

2 leathers boots and co are quite enough.. dont need 15...
Reduce the darn cabinet..
Sack bloody Sampha Koroma.. His Job can be done by shekito.. shekito too idle any ways..

Cut the civil service, clear the streets so people spend less time commuting and more been productive (TAXI DRIVERS KNOWS WHAT IAM TALKING ABOUT)..

Divert 40 percent of our budget to RICE cultivation..
Our people will understand as long as they see light at the end of the tunnel.. teachers have been know to be without pay for 2 years under MOMOH's gobment

Reduce this electricity pipe dream and divert light only to industriousness, income generating capacity..

SLPP had the same dream.. but where holing back to fix it by concentrating more on bumbuna than phantom kilo for leones shenanigans...they did not want to waste 20 million when they know bumbuna was 90 percent done..

Cut civil service pay..
Stop all the crap about office of diaspora taking trips to come sensitize us in DC..

Cut the first ladies trips...she does not need to be in Gambia for every school opening.. She can travel on her own budget..

Declare assets..
Expressing state that freedom of expression and the information act is one of your darlings..
so IB 'Chameleon' kargbo.. needs to back the FFFF up..
And tell parliament to draft and pass the act..and you sign it into law..
These are some of the thing we expected our president to consider in the first 8 months..

But woyang..


Subject: Re: Dr His Excellency Honourable President Eanest Bai Koroma
From: Query
To: All
Date Posted: 04:38:21 05/18/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-58-248.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.58.248

Message:
Why sack Sanpha??Do you know, he is the most educated man in the Government, with a meritorious background in Economics and Banking.Can you imagine a Cabinet meeting, without him there??


Subject: Re: Dr His Excellency Honourable President Eanest Bai Koroma
From: Solutions
To: All
Date Posted: 09:16:36 05/19/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
In reducing the burden on our budget..
We cut waste..
Sanphas job as secretary to the president is a job shekito can do..

Sanpha in that position is just been rewarded..
His salary and benefits and per diem a month can pay the salaries of 20 teachers..

Eliminate waste..


Subject: We can only judge a Rogue Trader after 36 months, through a
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 08:56:19 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-17-94.dslgb.com at 87.74.17.94

Message:
We can only judge a Rogue Trader after 36 months, through a REFERENDUM.

Running a country like Sierra Leone is like managing a premier league team facing relegation. There is no room for incompetence nowadays. It was only in those old first division days, that managers like Alex Ferguson now Sir Alex and soon to be Lord Ferguson were given so much time to turn things around. Though he was just one game away from the sack after a poor start in his career at Old Trafford, when Mark Robbins gave him a life line with a one nil winner against Nottingham FOREST in the FA cup. And although he is today the most successfully manager in the Premier league with a record 10 league titles. I can bet any of these incompetent apc layabout ministers including their surrogates like Rev. Kabs, another Man U fan like myself, that if Sir Alex was to leave Man U today, and another Alex Ferguson takes over and give the same poor start like Sir Alex did twenty years ago, he will be shown the door after the first three premier league games.

Yes Arsene Wenger hasn't won the league for four seasons now and is still popular at the Emirates. But this is because he has already proven to the "Gooonners" by his trophy cabinet that he is their most successful manager. But then again i can bet the rogue trader, that should Mr Wenger leave Arsenal today. He successor would not last for 36 months if the results are dismal from the start. This is because the stakes are so high in the Premier league today, the Money, the hunger for trophies and also pride, that a manager has to get the results in order to stay in the job. And running Sierra Leone is even worst. Because its like managing a team already flirting with relegation. So for the Menie Menie Businessman turned President to ask Sierra Leoneans to judge him after thirty six months when Sierra Leone is deeply engaged in a relation battle is ridiculous. As Emerson would say, those days are gone. No chairman or board of a team facing relegation, Sierra Leoneans in this case are going to listen to such nonsense. RESULT, RESULT, and RESULT is all that matters now.

Therefor the only way to judge a rogue trader after 36 months in charge of a failed state is by holding a REFERENDUM on his performance. And the apc, to be fair to them are very good in consulting us on national issues. I do remember when in 1978 we were asked to vote on the one party system, which we did for the apc "JORBORHUN" "JORBORHUN" We were again asked by the apc in 1985 to chose, between a boys scout in a camouflage Major Gen.uniform and a black box on who should rule us. Though personally i would have preferred a black sheep. Because it could have been a wiser leader than the scout whom we choose in the end. So now is the time for the rogue trader to make a bit of history by promising us a referendum on how best this spineless, incompetent and hopeless apc government that is spiralling out of control has performed. And there should only be three questions on the ballot papers or questionnaires to make this box ticking exercise easier for us, which are as follows.

Q1 nar 24/7 Koroma LEHT you dae YEAT?

Q2. you ko change you ACHICHUDE, or you nor ko change you ACHICHUDE?.

Q3. Or KAKA WE NOR WAN YERRI.

Then we shall see how well the rogue trader fairs.


Subject: Re: We can only judge a Rogue Trader after 36 months, through a
From: babybob
To: All
Date Posted: 10:11:57 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: dhcp-077-251-029-095.chello.nl at 77.251.29.95

Message:
The metaphor you have used to depersonify an individual who sits at the helm of a State apparatus clashes with your belief in globalised football.
Unlike a State, football entices rich people who will come out quickly to invest in big Franchise!
Sierra Leone comes out from the dark and it was helped. Enormous resources were poured into its state vault. Yester-years, act of dishonesty still permeates every quarter of the country. The criticisms against this government is clearly an orchestrated SLPP drive to twist the reality on the ground.
The SLPP took the Electoral Commision to court, it tried to stop the announcement of the result.
SLPP officials wrote volume of complaints against the genuine call of the elections. All these things, when put together, then there we can see that the SLPP is back to their old game. They are good at deceiving our poor people.
The discomfort the masses are facing is due to SLPP's selfishness, unpatriotism, ruinous mindset and greed.
It is out of frustration that the SLPP is pouring vehement spew against the APC policies and officials. What is wrong to employ diasporans to hold posts in the country of their birth?
Again, the SLPP failed to include diasporans in its rule and even shielded those who live in the country. The APC so far is working fine. The Judiciary seem to be independent and other Institutions. Drop the lies and join the positive train.
Inside, it, there is a talk of ideas and solution to problems.
The APC as far as my microsopic eye can see, it is trying to fix the SLPP cracks and rust system.


Subject: Re: We can only judge a Rogue Trader after 36 months, through a
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:28 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 87.114.68.78.plusnet.thn-ag2.dyn.plus.net at 87.114.68.78

Message:
"The discomfort the masses are facing is due to SLPP's selfishness, unpatriotism, ruinous mindset and greed."


Rubbish! yeah, yeah, yeah, the thuggery by the apc task force ragamuffins is due to slpp selfishness. The empty shelves in the local markets with no palm oil, fish, gari and even spring moton en cutting grass at my favourite stop, Matotoka is all because of slpp unpatriotic. Nor clean dressing room nar stadium nar, hold up 80 mill one day cleaning is all down to der bloody slpp greed. Boy, i never thought an opposition could be so powerful to hold a vicious government like apc to ransom. Babybob, the problem with apc is that they are miss directed to priorities, simply because they haven't got a clue in how to run a good government. As for our rogue trader, he cannot even fix up a good knees up in a boozer let alone run a country like a business. Gone are the days he used to flog apc rice paper (chit) oops insurance to his fellow menie menie traders at gaurd street and temneh bata along kissy street on commission.

Nar soba bizness ee for dae pan now.


Subject: Re: We can only judge a Rogue Trader after 36 months, throug
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 08:53:25 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Lets face it what can Agnes do? One can never give what one does not have.

Our trader Preshident spent all his adult life selling insurance. Everyone knows this is the easiest legal scam in the country. Listen to all his simplistic and memorised responses during interviews -
Achichudinal Change (courtesy 419er Alfa Kanu)
Adding value to minerals (copied from SLPP manifesto)
Poshitive change (copied from Margai)
Zero tolerance to corruption (nar inhsef ee dae fool)...

When ever he deviates from these points, one has to start cringing in shame... this man is simply not up to the task and is already making JS Momoh look like Einstein.

University of Salone sef nor dae try ooh ... den dae shabe Docta paper lek nar tiket for go wach game nar stadium.
Momoh and Earnest ... Docta? Who geh for drink Poyo?



Subject: Re: Dr His Excellency Honourable President Eanest Bai Koroma
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 08:38:25 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Boy you are so brilliant but wicked and useless! Before you pounce on me let me tell you why: If you had given these fantastic ideas to the elitist SLPP they would have still been in power by now because the economy would have over-improved and I beleive there would have been a surplus to be dished out to the beggars at eastern police every Friday.


Subject: Doctor Who
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 07:39:33 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
BP please don't make too much noise about paa Docta's Doctorate - it was not earned, it was donated with no performance clauses attached, and it shows. Doesn't it?

Answer this honestly - What has the APC achieved so far? (try not to plagiarize my answers)

My answers:

1. Brought 2 loaded ships ... hard ones (hardship) to Salone's port till their tenure expires in 2012; one from Hung(a)ry, the other from Pohland.
2. Asshet declaration forms now printed by Thomas de la Rue
3. Abolished old APC mantra - usai den tie cow nar dae ee 4 eat. In 8 months den don eat all dae grass - nar dae dorti now den dae chop
4. Introduced compulsory fasting to institutions of higher learning - No SLG; poor students are loosing weight faster than they are gaining knowledge.
5. Introduced Jelly (immature coconuts)and Kaynda prices into the World Market... lame excuses
6. Burkina Faso (Rebel HQ) becomes Sierra Leone's closest ally and mentor for violence
7. Salone sets Guinness Book or records - most expensive unit production of electricity
8. Introduced Mandarin (chinese language)in Sierra Leone - tin tranga ... (yes indeed times are really tough)
9. Minister of Presidential Affairs (Alpha Kanu) doubles as Minister of Contracts & Enjoyment - Permanent Tour guide of Prezo's lavish tours, Snr banquet organizer, Emzo Pharmaceutical contractor...
10.Run gofment like a family business - tribalism institutionalized; If you are not a Koroma or a member of MOBA - no gofment appointment or contract for you
11. Increased lawlessness... Kono sagas, B Adams debacle, task force boys beating up clergy, Thug master Yeteh Yeteh menace, gag opposition press...

Project this trend for 4 more years.. and you have a classic Horror Movie.

May God save our beloved Country.


Subject: Re: Dr His Excellency Honourable President Eanest Bai Koroma
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:28 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 70-140-20-240.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 70.140.20.240

Message:
But the economy under the SLPP even during the height of the war was better than the best the APC government has submitted.

World rice price increases are 20% max. Under the APC, it is 110% increase from Le60,000 to Le130,000 and Le140,000. There is no "world price" for Keinda and Pehtehteh lif, but both have seen 110% increases.

Why are things not as hard in Gambia? Well, simple answer - Gambia does not have an Ernest Bai Koroma as president.

If di man don taya, leh i call referendum or early election.


Subject: Re: Dr His Excellency Honourable President Eanest Bai Koroma
From: Solutions...
To: All
Date Posted: 09:01:14 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
See. Even the murrayman at pote loko turntable will tell you in Krio.
Orman.. if you eat you cake, e don don oh..(chipical, trying to have your cake and eat it).
You behave just like the APC cabinet messenger in khaki you are.

I offered solutions. ADD YOU YONE.
Instead of PHD'ing mine. At the end of this thread, we might have a few solutions.

2 heads are better than one, regardless of what color cap we are wearing.


Subject: Who is the Govt Official?
From: Question?
To: All
Date Posted: 06:26:09 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-158-80.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.158.80

Message:
According to Awareness Times, a top Government Official, who flew to Nigeria, with a high powered delegation,stripped himself onboard and peed all over the Cabin.Many passengers onboard have captured him in their cameras and mobile phones.Any idea, who is this Honourable man??


Subject: Re: Who is the Govt Official?
From: johnny
To: All
Date Posted: 07:31:08 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 5ad1acec.bb.sky.com at 90.209.172.236

Message:
Alpha Khan!!!


Subject: Re: Who is the Govt Official?
From: Rombeh Swamp
To: All
Date Posted: 06:10:41 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.132

Message:
Why should Hon Alpha Kanu come to your mind in the first place? Don't you see how gentle the man appears in the public eye? I am quite sure Alpha Kanu is a man who deserves respect as long as he continues to hold up his image in high esteem.

As for those envious creatures who pursue to discredit and defame hard working Sierra Leoneans will surely go into their shells when the dream of Alpha Kanu and his like be realized in Sierra Leone.

Let me say this, IF YOU HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH THE HONOURABLE, SUE HIM TO COURT.


Subject: Con man Alpha Kanu can never be a gentleman
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 07:55:06 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Alpha Kanu is a good actor though. But he can only fool folks with your swampy IQ.

This man conned pilgrims to the Haj, the Holy Land Mecca of all places, he wants Sierra Leonenas to die from common ailments like malaria - which is why he wanted gofment to procure drugs at an inflated price...
now he is pissing on passengers?

What makes this notorius 419er a gentleman? If you even dream seeing him as a gentleman ... you better wake up and apologize.

Only in APC will he be hailed. Only blind supporters like you would disgracefully tout this mafian as a hardworking man.


Subject: Re: Con man Alpha Kanu can never be a gentleman
From: Rombeh Swamp
To: All
Date Posted: 02:07:18 05/18/08 ()
Email Address: soribaibureh@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 212.71.37.132

Message:
You are free to use filthy and offensive language to anyone that tries to express his conscience about someone he knows. If you think the contrary, go ahead. By this I mean, sue Alpha Kanu to court. Come up with your tangible proofs to your allegations.

As for the 2004 pilgrimage saga, which I believe was a terrible thing which we all disapproved of, should be singled out on Alpha Kanu. What can you say about the 2006 failure of the second batch of pilgrims to perform their Hajj in that year. Can you term those who failed to bring the plane at that time to be mafias or as con men???????? Man, you have a serious problem with Alpha Kanu, believe me.


Subject: Re: Con man Alpha Kanu can never be a gentleman
From: confuse
To: All
Date Posted: 09:10:31 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-140-97-191.range86-140.btcentralplus.com at 86.140.97.191

Message:
This is not the issue.The question was, who is the Government Minister, who under the influence of narcotics, stripped his cloths and displayed his private parts in the public, and also peed in the aircraft cabin.


Subject: Re: Who is the Govt Official?
From: Ali Volkan
To: All
Date Posted: 09:58:33 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178080041.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.80.41

Message:
I dont think Alpha Khan will do that! You liar!


Subject: Re: Who is the Govt Official?
From: Agreed
To: All
Date Posted: 10:24:03 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-158-80.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.158.80

Message:
I agree.Alpha Kanu does not have the looks of a drunkard or a drug addict.I can only see 3 faces in the Government, who always look drunk or drugged


Subject: Who wants to be a millionaire overnight?
From: The Grandmaster
To: All
Date Posted: 05:35:26 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
The Mukendeh cult is seeking recruits from among young people who are dreaming of getting rich at the speed of light.
The basic requirement is to be the father or mother of at least a son but more sons means more money because you will be required to give something to the brotherhood as an annual gift.
The other important and binding requirement is to be ready to die after five yours if you have only a son and ten years if you have more sons.Men will lose their testicles for consumption by the brotherhood when they die and for women it will be their left breast.

So easy guys. Now give your name if you are interested and if do don't be surprised to receive two visitors in the form of elves at night.
Give it a try and solve all monetary problems without being a 419er.Welcome!


Subject: Re: Who wants to be a millionaire overnight?
From: Idea
To: All
Date Posted: 05:41:52 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.188.237.120

Message:
Excellent idea. Call your family and have them all participate. When
you have such good ideas it is better for your family to benefit first,
after that spread the good news in your village.


Subject: People in Pujehun pray for China
From: Saidu Kponigboto
To: All
Date Posted: 05:30:09 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.188.120.84

Message:
Residents in Pujehun district in Sierra Leone are extremely worried
about the massive earthquake in China following the devastating
typhoon in Burma(Myanmar) Pujehun residents who are
uncharacteristically knowledgeable about world affairs, know the role
that problems in China and Burma may have on the already low world
food supplies.

Momoh Sesay a local carpenter prays that the Chinese and Burmese
people recover quickly from this tragedy, but called on farmers in the
district and all of Sierra Leone to pay greater attention to rice
cultivation from now on.

Madam Yatta Mannah a house wife suggested that President Koroma
gather all the thousand of potent and virile young men patrolling the
streets of Freetown looking for nonexistent jobs and send them back to
their villages to engage in farming . She lamented the fact that most of
the young men finish high school and go to Freetown idling all day and
becoming mouths to feed. "look at all the raray boys that go around
stealing from people. They should all be sent back to their villages.

Uncle Saidu Kokowundu suggested that Pademba road should be
relocated to the rural areas to make farming a compulsory part of
imprisonment. "Now that rice is so expensive, prisoners must now join
to produce what they eat"


Subject: Re: People in Pujehun pray for China
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 08:31:21 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Saidu if my translation of your surname is anything to go by, I will tell all the gals I know to keep the longest distance from you.

By the way what is a Saidu Conteh doing in Kailahun? Seems an invasion of the scales of Kenema, Bo and Kono by the dynamic, progressive and cosmopolitan northerners is in the making. Watch out!


Subject: Bobor Pain lef dis tribe biznes yah - you are an evil man
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 05:42:44 05/17/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Your compulsive tribalism is not good for national cohesion and you really should be labeled "Public Menace"

What exactly do you mean...

"By the way what is a Saidu Conteh doing in Kailahun?"

I'll educate you a bit. Southeastern regions are ostensibly the most tolerant region; quintessential Northern names like Kargbo, Bangura, Yapoh, Sarah, Conteh etc are common even in the rural villages. Most have settled in the SE for generations and will continue to live in peace and harmony with their adopted brothers. Contrary to your baseless propagandas, this is irrefutable proof of tolerance by sons and daughters of these regions.

I am now fully convinced that your achichude to tribe is more out of ignorance and having a very dark heart, than legitimate reasoning. The sad truth is that your rotten achichude is so prevalent amongst APC supporters and leadership that it will be an uphill battle for your ilk to understand the essence of national cohesion, not to mention practice 'meritocracy'.

You are disgrace to the APC and its time you changed your achichude.

With a plethora of natural & skilled human resources, these 2 regions will remain the most economically productive places in Sierra Leone for your entire lifetime. You either live with this fact or migrate to Burkina Faso - your beloved Agnes's newfoundland.

Calm down bigot, calm down. Stop advocating tribalism - its strategically not in your favour (think about this seriously). Or if you like I break it down for you, on demand. Breath in and out slowly (14 times), whenever you get frustrated and feel compelled to use ethnic differences as raison d'etre for any personal or collective failures or ineptitude. It might help calm your self destructive bitterness.




Subject: Re: Bobor Pain lef dis tribe biznes yah - you are an evil man
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 11:51:40 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: c83-248-227-135.bredband.comhem.se at 83.248.227.135

Message:
Munor way en laympay amu ee ti gbk ngi...kaargbo.
Enti minnen angbapsa iy?


Subject: You are a bona fide APC
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:28 05/19/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.41

Message:
Thug boy shame on you. You are a disgrace


Subject: Re: You are a bona fide APC
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 04:18:46 05/20/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Oh Alakithombo! Gboarkabannah! N'tna thamroh! Anthumpeh mu iti thalamu ngi munor ortupit orway. Yorrgboa a'thooth mor u kere.


Subject: Where is Iscandri?
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 04:36:54 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.189.144.53

Message:
Since the new people paper published the news of Iscandri being
involved in defrauding one of his clients and upholding the legal
profession APC style, I have yet to hear from him on this forum.
The poor client will now be wary of APC lawyers, what a shame.


Subject: Re: Where is Iscandri?
From: Forumite
To: All
Date Posted: 06:23:25 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-158-80.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.158.80

Message:
He is around, and reads all your postings about him.He will hit you back later.


Subject: Re: Where is Iscandri?
From: Ali Volkan
To: All
Date Posted: 10:19:40 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178080041.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.80.41

Message:
ar u his advocate? Allieu has been labelled a celebrated fraudster! It seems true!


Subject: Rev. Kabs - is this right?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:18:34 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-203-186.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.203.186

Message:
Dr. Nahim posted this:

Chez Winakabs Europe aka Duni, how are you? De crase don begin?

This post was sent to the forum by Dunia! let us say it was Chez
Winakabs Europe using the handle "Dunia", is it right for Dr. Nahim to
start his crassness again by exposing the masked?


I sometimes use different handles to provoke rational debates. My
intention to use named handles other than mine is to allow others to
be open in their reasoning and not be influenced by a name. i have
close brothers, sisters, friends, enemies on this forum and to use my
name will either make them stay away or pour hideous attacks. on my
person such as what Dr. nahim is now doing - calling me crazy. Dr.
Nahim, please understand that my name is - CRAZY - ask those that
knew me when I was young. Injustice cause me to go really mad with
the perpetrator. Yes! My prayer is to see Kabbah in the DOCK -
special court in Sierra Leone or the Hague. The truth will someday
come out and we will all know that Kabbah was a key player in the
untold atrocities that hounded our country before and during his
regime.

Dr. Nahim, I do not want to know you but if you are brave enough
unmasked yourself (as I do not have the idle time you had in trying to
know who Dunia was) and I will show you the true craziness in me.

You bootlicker!! You are the real enemies of a progressive Sierra
Leone. You do not like the truth!! Kabbah, should be indicted - his
crimes were worse. If an adjutant was indicted, I see no reason why his
Lieutenant should not be indicted. He gave, approve and funded the
process to bring him back to power by any means necessary and at
whatever cost. You are going to see madness!!



Subject: Please embrace tolerance, Joseph Sherman
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 23:07:38 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
My friend and komee, Joseph Sherman, wrote:

“However, when “tolerance” becomes a term of abuse in a fragile democracy like Sierra Leone, then there is cause for
concern that there is an impending danger which might be uncontrollable in the future. In a society where some
opposition political pundits don’t believe in unity for the development of the country, President Ernest Koroma needs
to understand that indiscriminate tolerance is not a virtue. It is actually a vice as pernicious as any other.”

The above statements are atypical of your professional background and contrary to your academic achievements and
person. The Sherman I know is a fervent advocate of all forms of democracy. Tolerance in any of its derivative forms is
the cornerstone or one of the true pillars of democracy I expect you to nurture or even pay the ultimate sacrifice to
ensure the manifestation of our fledgling democracy. Your unparallel admiration for President Koroma is daunting and
insidiously clouded the personal and wicked actions the previous governments inflicted on you. You are a living
witness to the atrocities of intolerance perpetuated by Pa Kabba and others; President Koroma is just another politician
and I mean just another one.

I trust and respect you to vigilantly continue to utilize the power of your pen to provide us unfiltered and malice-free
information that we can take to the bank. I absolutely agree and know you will be the first to go after the APC
government when you believe they are not working towards the interest of our people. I also expect you to protect the
rights of the opposition/minority to say things that may be offensive.

I am willing to meet with you in any poro/wundae bush, to further ask for your unwavering commitment to protect and
promote tolerance in our Sierra Leone.



Subject: NRA Boss clamping down, what say you Fen Plaba
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 20:01:31 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
The new NRA boss is on the right track; lawyers, business owners, engineers, oh yes... journalists and others will not be
immune to the nation’s tax code. He is ready to enforce our laws and moreover he needs the full support of EBK to realize
his unprecedented undertaking.

Way to go, Mr. Alieu Sesay.


Subject: Re: NRA Boss clamping down, what say you Fen Plaba
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 21:50:07 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Brother Kalos,
Long time buddy. If the Revenue boss is really gonna try and enforce the tax laws, then more power to him. I only hope that the money will be used in good stead.
I hope the government supports Mr Sesay in his quest.

The problem with revenue collection is the inbuilt corruption in the system. Men with money or connections have always been able to gyp the system. You owe a zillion leones in taxes? just sneak the bossman a suitcase full of cash and you are home-free.

We really need to make our tax code more business-friendly. It's good to pay taxes but the taxes should not be so vampirish as to discourage private enterprise. And do something about the corruption Mr. Sesay. It is eating into business confidence and tax revenues sir.


Subject: Re: NRA Boss clamping down, what say you Fen Plaba
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 01:01:49 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 70-140-20-240.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 70.140.20.240

Message:
Fen Plaba writes: "And do something about the corruption Mr. Sesay. It is eating into business confidence and tax revenues sir."

Brother Fen Plaba, I thought President Koroma's clarion call was "zero tolerance, declaration of assets, no sacred cows, 100%transparency". Before you ask the SLPP for solutions to all of those problems, how are President Koroma's solutions working?

A quick assessment will help. I have not been following the news on the presidents declaration of assets. Is it all done and dusted now? Is the ink all dry on the scroll of assets?


Subject: Re: NRA Boss clamping down, what say you Fen Plaba
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 23:02:17 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
Bro FP,
Your points are all in place. I promised you few months ago about Alieu's expertise in taxation and his
willingness to do whatever it takes to make SL a model. By the way, he is a free-marketer, a true supporter of
limited government and a pro business guy. I hope and pray EBK will continue to give him the space to do the
right thing.

Alieu thinks he knows you by your postings, he may not be right.



Subject: Re: NRA Boss clamping down, what say you Fen Plaba
From: Ali Volkan
To: All
Date Posted: 10:08:58 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178080041.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.80.41

Message:
Allieu was my supervisor and I had personal chat with him; he is a disciplinarian who always draws line for tolerance. Upon his appointment, I called a friend in Freetown to say how confident I was in the man! Now my points have been proven to be right and there is no doubt whatsoever that he will continue the good work!!! Bravo Allieu!!!!


Subject: What would SLPP do?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 19:12:21 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
The excoriation! The castigation! The righteous indignation and thunderous rage of the SLPP people as they slam the APC government for unforgivable incompetence in handling the rice, petrol, 'peppeh', 'granat' crises. In the interest of sober discourse, I wish to ask my SLPP brothers to kindly explain to all of us, how they would handle the current food wahala in the country. Since the opposition has been irresponsibly silent in Parliament, and seem to have absconded from their duty to proffer solutions, I hereby arm my SLPP forum brothers and sisters with sassy racquets...and throw them a Penn tennis ball to bat away.

Kindly give us SLPP solutions that will make a difference and that are more perspicacious and commonsensical than anything that Ernest Koroma and the APC have so far offered.
I humbly await your answer sirs.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Last resort
To: All
Date Posted: 06:27:34 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-158-80.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.158.80

Message:
Theymight move their transmitter to Guinea or Liberia.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:00:18 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-203-186.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.203.186

Message:
Coz, I think you should not behave like some of our brothers in the
APC. There is a difference between a party and its members. I believe
it was Mr. John Leigh who demonstrated the difference between the
two. Entire SLPP membership that shoot to destroy. I know so many
that shoot constructively and positively positing ideal
recommendations.

One can only give advise when one taken into account what is
available. In my modest understanding of running a business, the key
is to prudently maximise the resources to hand. Anything other than
the maximisation of what you have is a risky and prone to fail.

If you can show the projected budget for the items you've listed, I will
help come up with a thought through solution to what you've called
problems.

The whole world is feeling the pinch of a spiral recession - some of us
do not understand these complexe issues. A guy told me that we are
seeing what we seeing because the Illiminatuums are ready to take
back our hard earned cash. take a look at the housing market in the
UK - a few years ago, a cleaner was able to own a home of which
monthly repayment is 4 times more than their monthly salary. The joy
of owning a new home without coughing up a large chunk of deposit blinded the reality therein. The cleaner could not afford to pay the
mortagage and after struggling to meet the repayments, the cleaner
ends up losing all his little savings. Morestill, the house is repossessed
and the cleaner has debts to pay to the company. rationality is the
game in risking taking.

EBK, has to be prudent in his ways - he has to show leadership by
having an independent body of advisers to brief him daily of crucial
happenings.

I have always maintained that honour is a greater asset than the
blatant acquisition of wealth that will someday bring you into trouble -
you end up losing it all. Prudence is the solution here!!

Stay blessed!!


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:39:17 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
Here is what the SLPP or any responsible government may do:

Reprioritise Govt policies ASAP. Place food production ahead of very very very expensive unsustainable electricity. Altho important, APC should focus more on Bumbuna than these unaffordable IPPs.

The world market trend suggest its not going to get better soon - oil may rise up to $200/unit in 12 months, with obvious implications for us in Salone.

APC must therefore invest big (not cut down - as they are doing now) on allocat1ons in the Agriculture sector.

Imagine what $2million a month investment in Agriculture will do in Kailahun and Koinadugu our most agriculturally productive areas. Imagine the much needed job creation, not to talk about harvests in only few months.


I am getting late for a meeting, to be continued ...

p/s
My confidence was not misplaced F Plabum, you are a good man in a wrong crowd



Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 19:58:34 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
My dear Fen Plaba. If there was ever a more terrible illogicality, it has to be your statement.

Here's a short answer. The SLPP is not in government. The government of Sierra Leone makes leadership and policy decisions.

The burden is on President Koroma's government (as other sub-regional presidents have done)to manage the current situation and plan for a non-recurrence of this same situation. The burden is not on the political opposition.

Try again but no cigar for you.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 21:31:34 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
My dear Plaba Bessie, if you discern illogicality in my request to you the PamTik Servos, then maybe it is because the current economic squeeze (which SLPPers have insisted is not global and have ferociously blamed on the APC alone) defies reason or logic.

I however contend that it is entirely appropriate for an opposition party that is trying to get back to power to offer solutions to the waspish problems of rice and petrol. Give us an intelligent take on these problems and let the electorate realize that if given the chance, SLPP would do a wonderful job. Besides, I think it would be wonderful to hear the famed cerebral expoundings of the SLPP intelligentsia, instead of the recent recriminations and 'pikinish' finger-pointing coming from Gang Green.
Solutions please...and no ducking this time.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 00:45:53 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 70-140-20-240.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net at 70.140.20.240

Message:
My dear Fen Plaba:
Let us strip your pretensious name-calling of its not-useful layers.

If the APC government believes that the problem is truly global and it is a consequence of SLPP rule, and that it has run out of ideasfor solving the problem, WHY MUST IT NOT DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT and allow the SLPP to competitively present its ideas for resolving the problems to the people of Sierra Leone.

Competent governments do not hesitate to put their integrity to the test by calling early elections. Would President Koroma consider that democratic option as practised in Western democracies?

There will be no reason for discussing this matter further if you cannot even commit to a Yes or No on this simple point.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 20:14:47 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
I agree with you the "burden is on President Koroma's government...to manage the current situation", however,
this is a god-sent opportunity for the opposition to flex some muscles of leadership by presenting reasonable
solutions as suggested by Fen Plaba.



Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 20:54:22 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-98-194-213-250.hsd1.tx.comcast.net at 98.194.213.250

Message:
My man Kalos, the opposition does not tell the incumbent government how to rule a country. C'mon gentlemen, put on your thinking caps.

If the APC government cannot rule (as you seem to be saying), it is welcome to resign and call general elections so that the SLPP (political opposition) can present its alternative views and policies to the Sierra Leonean people who should be the final arbiters.

So gents, if APC don taya, leh den call elekshon. That is how decent and civilised governments in democracies do it.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: CUTAWAY
To: All
Date Posted: 03:13:33 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-ntc-ad04.proxy.aol.com at 207.200.116.198

Message:
Is the SLPP opposition not part of siera leone? Do they have to be heading the government to present ideas to the government which will take the country forward? Do we read their holding back on their "brilliant" ideas to be evidence of their characteristic "unpatriotisim"?


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 03:52:27 05/16/08 ()
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Message:
CUTAWAY, Unfortunately, that is not how it works. Governments in power make policies. They do not destroy the economy and sit in power moaning - "now, let us see what the opposition can offer us in ideas and patriotism."

The bottom line is, President Koroma won the elections, formed his cabinet, is ruling the country. If he believes he cannot rule the country, he WIL SHOW HONOR AND PATRIOTISM by resigning, dissolving parliament and conducting fresh elections so that Sierra Leoneans will have an opportunity to state their preference for leadership.

Holding on to power inordinately like Mugabe even when the majority of your compatriots cannot afford to eat, have no jobs, live in slums, and where yuki-yuki is rife in your cabinet even after your sermons on "transparency," is UNPATRIOTIC, TREASONABLE, AND DESTRUCTIVE. Please ask your APC government to do the PATRIOTIC THING BY RESIGNING EN MASSE AND DISSOLVING PARLIAMENT.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Ahmed Tholley
To: All
Date Posted: 07:45:07 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: lpsdsl2.claranet.co.uk at 79.123.36.144

Message:
I've listened to most your posts and discovered that, you can write about politics but couldn't understand politics. Here's a man who continiusly called for early elections when the current government is less than a year old and the previous government had wasted 10 years (a complete generation) without any visible sign of development but your thoughts then was far from seeing the need for early elections.

It is now becoming very clear that the aim of the SLPP is not to help the country move forward but only to stay in power. Your blatant disregard of the opposition duty is a cause for concern. We see time and again in other countries, opposition parties put themselves forward for solution to problems the government find difficult to solve and be accreditted with that, but here you're claiming it is against the law for the opposition to contribute in finding solutions to problems in the country. My only conclusion to this is that you knows nothing about how a government is run.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Ahmed Tholley
To: All
Date Posted: 11:58:47 05/16/08 ()
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Message:
While I agree with you to a certain extent in regards to government spending, I still beleive you're deviating completely from the main point of discussion here. We're talking about solutions to the current trend of events, say the government complied with all that you stated then what? will that provide food overnight for the people? what we're currently experiencing is a situation shaped in the year preceeding to 2008 when farming was neglected. If the previous government had actually implemented farming in practical rather than in theory, this problem could have have being avoided. My friend lets be reasonable here, we must entirely live politics out of this atleast for now, lets come together and fight the element of this pending catastrophy.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
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Date Posted: 09:40:30 05/16/08 ()
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Message:
Mr. Solutions:
It is not the business of the opposition to tell the government how to run the country.

If the APC believes that the job is above them, let them subject themselves to the will of the people by calling early elections and competing fairly for the views of Sierra Leoneans. At the end of the day, those are the people going to bed hungry, not affording to pay fees for their children or medical services for their dependents.

Instead of dragging us through another 4 years of harrowing incompetence, ask President Koroma to dissolve the cabinet like they do in advanced western and other democracies, and hold early elections. Then the Sierra Leonean people will have the opportunity to elect those people who they think are competent and capable of doing the work.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Ahmed Tholley
To: All
Date Posted: 11:42:19 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.16.134

Message:
I can see that you've resigned from the idea that Sierra Leone will one day become prosperous, since you realised that you have nothing else to contribute for in nation development because you're on your way to the other world as your time in life has expired. Any sober minded person will refuse to jubbilate at times like these, but no you won't rather you prefer to exploit the situation with your unpatriotic suggestions.

If you believe calling an early elections is the solution to Sierra Leone problems, and if the SLPP is given the mantle of power now as you craved, what better solutions do they have in the closet that were not used during the 11 years of misrule? (bad hart)

People like you crave for a total colapse of our country, but inshaalah that will not happen. The time will come when things are better.

SLPP will never be the solution to our problems.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 13:00:54 05/16/08 ()
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Message:
You said "11 years of SLPP Misrule"

And here was I thinking you had a sense of history

1. 1967-1992 - How would you characterise that? Thriving multiparty democracy where evey Sierra Leonean enjoyed democratic rights and freedoms?

2. 1992-2002 - What do you think cause the civil war if it was not APC misrule?

3. September 2007-May 2008 - How would you describe that period? Period of pleasure and merriment in Sierra Leone when everyone is prosperous and eating jollof rice?

OK - now let us factor a few things in.

1. SLPP Rule 1996-2007 (11 years right)

2. 1996-2002 - SLPP had to deal with the APC war that they had left with their 24 glorious years of stewardship and multiparty democracy. So that is 6 of those 11 years. I hope you are counting.

3. Oh, and then dont forget the APC inspired coup - 1997-1998.Johnny Paul.

4. Now give 5 years of subterfuge by Ernest Koroma who condemned everything from Libya to Libyan rice to every government initiative and encouraged lawlessness etc? What does he do as president, he flies first to Libya and praises Libya for being great. Then he gets 2 ship;oads of rice for which he has never accounted. The list goes on.

NOW LET ME KNOW when you start looking at history objectively.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Ahmed Tholley
To: All
Date Posted: 13:31:55 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 78.146.16.134

Message:
You never cease to amaze me by jumping with your mouth instead of your feet. You continiuosly moving away from the main point of discussion. It is evident in your posts that you will not see the need for moving forward as long as SLPP is not in power.

You touched a completely different issue that you have no shred of evidence to support, but I will not be drawn into your trap. The 1967-1992 APC rule is a misrule and I'm sober enough to know that because all I want to see in Salone is real development unlike you who for the sake of argument you're only interested in scoring points and will never accept reality, points that will help neither you nor any Sierra Leonean. All the bogus claims you're making can never be accepted by any well meaning Sierra Leonean as a tangible reason for the SLPP failed administration of 11 years.

Its about time you guys admit that your party failed the people miserably and agree to move forward.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: CUTAWAY
To: All
Date Posted: 17:34:58 05/16/08 ()
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Message:
"jumping with your mouth instead of your feet"
Thats why his lips are red


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Solutions...
To: All
Date Posted: 08:12:04 05/16/08 ()
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Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Its was only a fortnight ago that Dr Koroma was leader of the opposition..
Well name us one solution he offered in our countries 10 years of strife... ??

Show us 1 paragraph..

And talking about food..
Was it not el presidente himself who signed the SLPP's death warrant by not clarifying his role in the libyan rice saga..??

Ahmed Tholley wrote:
----Your blatant disregard of the opposition duty is a cause for concern----

Shior.. like the surreptitious conmen you all are..
1 finger pointing out.. TOTALLY FORGETTING 4 pointing right back at you..

Solutions are there.. Plenty..
Reduce waste, cut trips, stop parambulating all over the dem place..
Use bicycle to work instead of black jeeps or work from home...Cut the entourage..

2 leathers boots and co are quite enough.. dont need 15...
Reduce the darn cabinet..
Sack bloody Sampha Koroma.. His Job can be done by shekito.. shekito too idle any ways..

Cut the civil service, clear the streets so people spend less time commuting and more been productive..
Divert 40 percent of our budget to RICE cultivation..
Our people will understand as long as they see light at the end of the tunnel..

Reduce this electricity pipe dream t only industriousness, income generating capacity.. SLPP had the same dream.. but where taking sense to fix it by spending more on bumbuna than phantom kilo for leones shenanigans...they did nto want to waste 20 million when they know bumbuna was 90 percent done..

Cut civil service pay..
Stop all the crap about office of diaspora taking trips to come sensitize us in DC..

Cut the first ladies trips...she does not need to be in Gambia for every school opening.. She can travel on her own budget..

Declare assets..
Expressing state that freedom of expression and the information act is one of your darlings..
so IB 'Chameleon' kargbo.. needs to back the FFFF up..
And tell parliament to draft and pass the act..and you sign it into law..
These are some of the thing we expected our president to consider in the first 8 months..

But woyang..


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:44:03 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I like the way you write. Is this my brother Candido?


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 21:37:01 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.132.250.76

Message:
APC gave many answers during the campaign, let them go ahead and
implement them. The light in 100 days gimmick is just not enough.
Such gimmicks should be left to JCs who go and promise all their kins
visas by next month. Government is no child's play, much more difficult
than selling insurance. EBK spent the first 5 months on sightseeing in
different countries instead of tackling his problem head on. I hope he
has now been to all those countries he read about as a child. Let him
start addressing real problems now, people "den hangry"


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 22:17:51 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Reality, I agree with you that the people 'den hangry'. The problem of hunger is one that gnaws numbingly at our people's growling stomachs. Apparently most of my SLPP colleagues believe this food shortage to be a localized issue that is a consequence only of APC incompetence and economic boorishness. This, despite the solid evidence that this food shortage is a world-wide crisis bedeviling developed and underdeveloped nations alike.

As SLPP has absolved itself of all responsibility for the country's problems (eleven years of Wutehteh be damned?), the APC has rightly embraced the awesome mantle of finding solutions to the food crisis. However, in order to avoid finger-pointing later on, in this regard, I would like to hear possible solutions from some of the most dedicated critics of Ernest Koroma. I say this with all respect. I really believe that SLPP partisans are capable of doing much more than just screaming blame. The question again is this: How can SLPP solve the Food Crisis in salone?
I will appreciate it if there is no weaving and bobbing, please.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Mohamed Serwo Feika
To: All
Date Posted: 06:28:04 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: serwofeika@hotmail.com
Entered From: at 62.60.98.133

Message:

How do you expect us members of the opposition to start given you ideas at this material time? When you were in opposition all you did was to cry down our ADMINISTRATION without given salient alternatives. Do you expect us to map out policies as a party on your behalf? If that's the case, we need a consultancy fee(laugh), we will go ahead and give you all the remedies irrespective of the global undertone the food crisis is showing.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 14:50:18 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Ah Kortho Feika, you don't have to follow our example in opposition. You guys can do much better. If the consultancy fee is not too much, I am ready to pony up the amount. Seriously though, I think the great minds of the SLPP opposition can contribute to the solution of this miserable problem walloping the country right now. I look forward to your take on this.
Your brother,
Fen Plaba.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 01:04:54 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Fen Plaba, there is no dearth of ideas on how to tackle this mounting
crisis. As I wrote in one of my earlier postings, we could treat the
current food crisis as an economic emergency, define it as such and
request international assistance. Though other countries may be
encountering similar problems, our position at the top of the human
misery index uniquely qualifies us to be at the forefront of receiving
any food aid, ceteris paribus.

We can also in the short provide incentives for importers; import
subsidies, loosening of bureaucratic obstacles to the importation of rice
reeducation of the masses as to alternatives to rice, etc. Man there are
just many things in both the long and short term that a government can
do. Remember that with all your negative assessment of the SLPP,
they converted a war torn, cash strapped, bankrupt economy into one
with a degree of stability. Within 8 months inflation is approaching
Zimbabwe levels and all you guys are offering is excuses. You are in
power, buckle your belts and put your back to the wheel.


Subject: Re: What would SLPP do?
From: Plaba Bessie
To: All
Date Posted: 00:56:12 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
Fen Plaba:
What would be the "solutions to the food crisis" that the APC has found? I am sure hungry Sierra Leoneans will be interested in knowing those solutions.

I am sure the majority of Sierra Leoneans will not be sitting there grumbling with growling stomachs about SLPP wuhtehteh as the reason for their inability to even purchase a bag of rice. . .

Or perhaps sit there sanctimoniously absolving your competent APC solution makers of that "global" blame when they scratch their heads about the doubling in the price of a cup of gari and of one tie pehtehteh lif or bonga.

Or, I am sure students are not going to be wondering how come the President and his good men can afford to celebrate Attitudinal Change banquets where they eat jollof rice (not the gari the majority of Sierra Leoneans eat) at Le150 million or Independence floats celebrating President Koromas inauguration for Le 120 million yet cannot afford to give SLG grants to university students

Solution indeed. Cmon Fen Plaba, and here was I thinking you had a real handle on logic and reasoning.


Subject: APC forced to ban SLPP radio
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 17:19:41 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
I sincerely believe that APC had no other option, but to ban the SLPP
radio. The truth of the matter is that the current members of the APC
administration are mostly made up of political novices and people who
were away from the country from so long they forgot the road from
State House to Krootown road market.

Having assessed their 8 months in office, their incompetence in almost
all aspects of government is remarkable. Their only solution it seems
presently is to blame everything on world trends. Why has the price of
pepper doubled? Well world prices are up!

Food prices, building material, transportation cost and almost all prices
have more or less doubled in 8 months. Given these problems and the
fact that a hungry population is an angry population, APC cannot afford
a radio station reminding people everyday about the tragic mistake
they have made in handing over their collective destiny to a bunch of
false prophesying incompetents



Subject: Re: APC forced to ban SLPP radio
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 18:42:06 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
I just started paying attention to the shenanigans over the SLPP radio station: still trying to gather more information on the subject. That being said, I just cannot see any sense in silencing a legitimate opposition voice. Oh, I know that the Gang Green station was not slapped for engaging in innocent banter. I suspect that Radio SLPP was colluding in some serious propaganda tag team effort with other SLPP propaganda organs to cook up some toxic political diablerie. It is however the RIGHT of SLPP to engage vociferously in the political process and make APC look bad, just as it is our APC God-given right to make SLPP look like something the cat dragged in, to the electorate. It's all good as long as no one pulls out a gun and starts firing. Let's keep the heavy artillery and the heavy-handedness out of our politics. So let SLPP broadcast! Let APC broadcast! Let's turn it up on the radio. Just keep the Rwandan Interahamwe Hate Radio stuff out.


Subject: Re: APC forced to ban SLPP radio
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 20:09:47 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: CONTEHLAWRENCE@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: cpe-75-185-113-252.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.113.252

Message:
It is obvious that this issue is consuming the minds of so many of our fellow countrymen and women.For me it is another example of the politics of mutual retribution.At a time like this when our leaders should be working to tackle real problems,they are busy creating turf wars for control of the airwaves.It is just another distraction from the real issues our people are facing;issues such as the soaring prices of food,fuel and the growing death toll from curable diseases.When the two prominent parties in the country engage in political posturing,they keep their eyes off the ball and the real crooks fleece away with our diamonds to foreign lands for their benefit in millions of dollars.These are dollars which could be better spent to improve the quality of life of our people.
Both the APC and SLPP have ruled Sierra Leone for too long and we really do not have much to show for it.In a country where diamonds have been mined for so long we remain a poor people with lack of opportunities compared to countries like Botswana whose leaders have always made sure that the diamonds benefit their citizens first before any one else.
By banning the SLPP radio station,the APC is saying that they are not courageous enough and are not adept at countering the SLPP propaganda.What is the worst that could happen if the SLPP radio station is licensed to operate?


Subject: Jimmy Carter and Tejan Kabba: My admiration for the Exes!
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 16:32:36 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
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Message:
1) Jimmy Carter was widely despised as a blundering failure during his presidency, for drowning the U.S in economic misery, and for effete incompetence during the Iranian embassy crisis.
However as a former president, Carter is widely admired for his humanitarian bent, as is amply manifested, by his work in Habitat For Humanity which builds and gives houses, gratis, to poor folks; and for the humanitarian activism by the Carter Center in trying to provide solutions to a world crying for answers.

2) Ahmed Tejan Kabba: Widely despised and pilloried for reckless incompetence in the management of the post-war economy despite the billions poured in by the UN, EU, C'Wealth, Arab League, Libya etc, etc; for changing the motto of Salone into Unity, Freedom and Kleptomania. For the bloody rampage of his return from exile in Guinea; for the kangaroo courts that necklaced opponents with flaming tires and sent brave soldiers to the gallows; for systematically dismantling any lick of economic infrastructure that remained in the country.

However, we greatly admire the former president for stoutly refusing the entreaties of the SLPP to steal the elections for Berewa (thereby earning Kabba the enduring loathing of the Pamtik Borbors). We admire Kabba for his principled defense of democracy even as the vultures were circling above.

But my greatest admiration and fanhood of Pa Kabba arose from the fact that the old septaguanarian had the 'testicular fortitude' and youthfulness of heart to take as his bride a woman half his age. This is great news that should bring warmth and joy to the heart of all those old Salone curmudgeons who are cooped up in their cubicles, watching the hour glass, and already ambling toward the grave. Get up and live it up like Pa Kabba! And of course I am sure that Pa Kabba's Wallbanger posters are already enshrined in the rooms of all us, aspiring sugar daddies. Some of us can't wait to turn it up like our patron saint! Bravo Prez Kabba.


Subject: Re: Jimmy Carter and Tejan Kabba: My admiration for the Exes
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 18:04:43 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.189.217.92

Message:
If Cocorioko is going to be so pro APC, the Rev. can at least try to
recruit people like Fen Plaba, whose use of language is truly
admirable.


Subject: In planet APC, Fen plaba declared an endangered species
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:15:30 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
Indeed Fen Plaba is a rare species in APCdom. When likened to APC's pseudo writers - the bobor pain's, bai bureh's, saloneboy's, sherman's etc, he is simply outstanding.

Species F Plabum seems to also ooze class as he always avoids violent posturing & tribalism in favour of reasoned discourse. My advice to Fen Plaba is that he should migrate from APCdom as his well evolved skills may actually be endangered...Come home son or its going to be very lonely out there... or at least consider becoming an independent.


Subject: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: COCORIOKO
To: All
Date Posted: 16:30:34 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: cache-mtc-ah10.proxy.aol.com at 64.12.117.202

Message:
Beginning this Sunday.


Subject: Re: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: Kalos
To: All
Date Posted: 20:20:14 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-96-231-210-224.washdc.fios.verizon.net at 96.231.210.224

Message:
What about muslim songs on Fridays, Jewish songs on Saturdays, Buddish music on Mondays and so on.
Please, please leave religion out of this mix, we are one people in the eyes of our creator.


Subject: Re: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 21:27:02 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: CONTEHLAWRENCE@YAHOO.COM
Entered From: cpe-75-185-113-252.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.113.252

Message:
wa gwaan with the reggae everyday? Ya maan.Rastafarai.


Subject: Re: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 09:21:13 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-17-94.dslgb.com at 87.74.17.94

Message:
and da BASHMENT? tell me nah!


Subject: Re: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: DeLaw
To: All
Date Posted: 14:17:07 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: contehlawrence@yahoo.com
Entered From: cpe-75-185-113-252.insight.res.rr.com at 75.185.113.252

Message:
Ya mon we need conscious vibes.With all the Christian and Muslim influence in Sierra Leone,we ended up cutting limbs.We are still fighting amongst ourselves while the Lebanese take the cake in almost everything.Ours is the only country in West Africa where these people 'run tings'.Bomboclat!Where is our pride?


Subject: Re: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 14:57:47 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
Seen!


Subject: Re: We will be playing christian music on Sundays
From: Truth
To: All
Date Posted: 17:53:42 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.189.76.135

Message:
The way things are going in Sierra Leone, you should also include daily
sermons for God to free us from hunger.


Subject: Tolerate too much tolerance?
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 16:18:23 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.132.81.121

Message:
Tolerate too much tolerance, where does Cocorioko get these clown
from? Does Rev. Kabs deliberately surround himself with these
mediocre writers so as to advertise his own writing skills or is there no
proof reading done at Cocorioko?


Subject: Re: Tolerate too much tolerance?
From: Joseph Sherman
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:14 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: pool-70-108-238-93.washdc.btas.verizon.net at 70.108.238.93

Message:
Reality,

You need to study your parts of speech and your subject and verb agreement before exhibiting your ignorance and stupidity publicly. Doing so will help to open your empty skull in understanding the English language- more-so journalistic captions.


Subject: Long Time, Dunia
From: Dr. Abdul Nahim
To: All
Date Posted: 15:28:58 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Hi Dunia aka Chez Winakabs Europe, please contact me as soon as possible. We need to make some arrangement for you at Kissy.


Subject: Re: Long Time, Dunia
From: Chez Winakabs Europe
To: All
Date Posted: 04:32:40 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-203-186.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.203.186

Message:
Why can't you try talking to me on a more serious wavelength. You've
always tried to deviate from the points at issue to bring your talk of -
kissy crase yard -. I am happy to know that I am crazy. I would not
need your medicinal cure - you do not have all the medications it takes
to cure my - craseness - . Start by looking after the ones you have in
Freetown. I have proper treatment here - the British Government has
been good to me. I have no worries - all is well with me. My heart only
bleeds because my homeland lacks the human resources to help those
who cannot help themselves. You are a real misfit and would not stop
provoking mental patients. Your happiness to see them in that
condition will someday see you placed in a bag and dumped there for
good. You are indeed a hopeless creature with no compassion for
humanity - a man of low moral fibre. May God help you.


Subject: ALLIE ISCANDARI WHERE IS MY MONEY
From: RUNBELEH
To: All
Date Posted: 14:19:32 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: satinisalnd@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 198.133.139.165

Message:
NOW NOR BODY NOR SEE ME YONE YAIT OH. UNA WARN ALLIE MAKE EE GEE ME, ME MONEY, DEN CIVILIZED TIFF DEN DEY ME NOR MIX PAN AM. DE NEXT TIME U GONNA HEAR ABT THIS AGAIN WILL PROBABLY BE IN THE U S SUPREME COURT. LONTA SO UNA WARN AM


Subject: Me hear agnes cyam count, thats why him cyant declare asset
From: Na lieeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To: All
Date Posted: 13:46:38 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Is it true?
Agnes cyant count, thats why agnes cyant put together him assets?

His wife be writing them signatures for him man?
Bomboclot man, this is a national mystic man.
Serious now.

How many insurance man im fit take to screw a lightbulb?

How cyom da president cyamnot tell the people them.. how much he has?
lada mercy..

Him raises a bit of suspicion!!!!!!!!!!

African leaders them are know fir bad behaviah..
This is a rat race..

Rasta nor die for no cia.


Subject: Re: Me hear agnes cyam count, thats why him cyant declare asset
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 09:24:32 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host-87-74-17-94.dslgb.com at 87.74.17.94

Message:
Bomboclot man, this is a national mystic man.


Raati!


Subject: Rasta, Agnes says he is waiting for special forms
From: Charles F Margai
To: All
Date Posted: 14:49:59 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: charlesfmargai@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
Our weak president says he can only declare his assets on special forms from Thomas de la Rue (the money printers), and that production of these forms have been slowed down by the current world market trend. For APC every thing is now world market, non payment of student stipend(SLG) has been attributed to the World market. Even asset declaration (a mere 20 minutes job)has been affected. I hear Lawyer Allieu sef say pass dae world market betteh befor that poor gal go get ehn korpor.

Honestly, I am not sure whose functional competencies are lower - Paa Agnes or J S Momoh? If the former cannot count to 5, I have no doubt he'll win this contest, hands down.



Subject: Re: Rasta, Agnes says he is waiting for special forms
From: Fen Plaba!
To: All
Date Posted: 15:32:09 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ool-4577b27b.dyn.optonline.net at 69.119.178.123

Message:
Charlie Boy, Bra U nor go blow with dis moko? Inspite of myself I find myself laughing at the hazing you are giving our president. However you guys need to take it easy with this 'Agnes' business. Let's be patient: El Presidente is gonna do just fine. Then what are you gonna call him? Schwarzenegger Koroma, the Gubernator President?


Subject: Sp. Court News
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:16:27 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Thursday, 15 May 2008

Former Sierra Leonean President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah has been ordered to testify in open session tomorrow in the trial of three former members of the Revolutionary United Front. Mr. Kabbah was called by counsel for First Accused Issa Hassan Sesay under a subpoena ordered by the Trial Chamber.

The ruling followed unsuccessful applications by the Defence, first to allow Mr. Kabbah to testify with protective measures, and then to admit his written statement into evidence in lieu of oral testimony.

Trial Chamber I, consisting of Justice Benjamin Itoe (Presiding), Justice Bankole Thompson, and Justice Pierre Boutet, ruled that the former president should appear in Court at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, 16 May 2008.

The trial is open to the public.

#END

Outreach and Public Affairs Office
Special Court for Sierra Leone


Subject: Re: Sp. Court News
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:30:43 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-161-179-172.range86-161.btcentralplus.com at 86.161.179.172

Message:
looking good - prospects that may someday lead to an indictment. Dumb
Kabbah will definitely incriminate himself.


Subject: Re: Sp. Court News
From: Dr. Abdul Nahim
To: All
Date Posted: 15:08:20 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
Chez Winakabs Europe aka Duni, how are you? De crase don begin?


Subject: Now, you do dat!
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:35:16 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 158.59.91.31

Message:
Yah!


Subject: Tribute to Lucky Dube
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:25:32 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 158.59.27.31

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


Subject: You hear on T.V. Human Rights, this is what it means.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:31:42 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
From the State Department website.
Read:
"Human Rights

All human beings are born with inalienable rights. These human rights empower people to pursue lives of dignity -- thus, no government can bestow them but all governments should protect them. Freedom, built on a foundation of justice, tolerance, dignity, and respect -- regardless of ethnicity, religion, political association, or social standing -- allows people to pursue these fundamental rights. Whereas dictatorships deny human rights, free societies continually strive to attain them.

Human rights are interdependent and indivisible; they encompass myriad facets of human existence including social, political, and economic issues. Among the most commonly accepted are:


All people should have the right to form their own opinions and express them individually or in peaceful assemblies. Free societies create a "marketplace of ideas" where people exchange their views on any number of issues.


All people should have the right to participate in government. Governments should create laws that protect human rights while justice systems enforce those laws equally among the population.


Freedom from arbitrary arrest, detention, and torture -- whether one is an opponent of the ruling political party, an ethnic minority, or even a common criminal -- is a basic human right. A professional police force respects all citizens as it enforces the laws of the nation.


In ethnically diverse nations, religious and ethnic minorities should be free to use their language and maintain their traditions without fear of recrimination from the majority population. Governments should recognize the rights of minorities while respecting the will of the majority.


All people should have the opportunity to work, earn a living, and support their families.


Children deserve special protection. They should receive at least an elementary education, proper nutrition, and healthcare.


To maintain human rights, citizens in any free society need to be vigilant. Citizen responsibility -- through a variety of participatory activities -- ensures that government remains accountable to the people. The family of free nations is committed to work toward protection of human rights. They formalize their commitment through a number of international treaties and covenants on human rights."
This is from the State Department Website, which is the link bellow:
http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/principles/human.htm


Subject: Norwegians hand over 500th house as … Amputees get more hous
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 10:09:23 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Alhaji Jusu Jaika Standing infront of one of the houses
The handing over of thirty (30) houses to Amputees / War wounded has taken place at NORWAY near Hangha town on the Kenema – Tongo highway in the Nongowa chiefdom in the Kenema district. Sierra Leone Venner (SLV) meaning Norwegian Friends of Sierra Leone is an NGO established to continue the shelter program for amputees and war wounded after the phase out of the Norwegian Refugees Council (NRC) in 2005. SLV has provided 500 houses for amputees and war-wounded countrywide. The Norwegian authorities have acknowledged the successful implementation of the programme.

more info...

05/14/08


Subject: Sierra Leone: Letter to Information Minister About Closure o
From: Reporters sans Frontières
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:25 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Sierra Leone: Letter to Information Minister About Closure of Opposition Radio Station



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Reporters sans Frontières (Paris)

PRESS RELEASE
15 May 2008
Posted to the web 15 May 2008


Reporters Without Borders wrote to information and communication minister Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo yesterday asking him to explain his 8 May decision to close Unity Radio 94.00 FM, a station operated by the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), and urging him to reconsider.

"With less than two months to go to local elections, we think it is inopportune to deprive an opposition party of its main means of expression, especially if there are no grounds for doing this and it is done in a coercive manner using illegal procedures," the letter said. "We had hoped the change of government in Sierra Leone would significantly improve the press freedom situation but this incident sends a very negative signal."


After SLPP secretary-general Jacob Slaj Saffa reported that his party's radio station had been closed on the information ministry's orders, the ministry issued a release saying the closure was due to the installation of an illegal antenna that disrupted the transmissions of other radio stations, and to the SLPP's failure to follow the right procedures to register Unity Radio.



But the head of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) said Unity Radio was correctly installed under his service's supervision and he has accused the government of being unable to name the radio stations whose broadcasts were being disrupted by Unity Radio. And Bernadette Cole, the chairperson of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), has said Radio Unity is legally registered with the commission. "As far as I am concerned, no radio station has been banned from broadcasting by the IMC," she said.


A former president of the Sierra Leone Journalists Association (SLAJ), Kargbo promised to improve the press freedom situation after the then opposition's victory in last September's presidential election.


Reporters Without Borders defends imprisoned journalists and press freedom throughout the world. It has nine national sections (Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland). It has representatives in Bangkok, London, New York, Tokyo and Washington. And it has more than 120 correspondents worldwide


Subject: Big disgrace for EBK APC government.
From: dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:15:37 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-192-16.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.192.16

Message:
Too early to be noticed doing wrong. Now the world of reporters will
be eyeing your every move - you have gone no where and we are
beginning to lose credibility. You are becoming a disgrace and a
laughing stock. Try and clean up your house before you embarrass us
all. I like you personally because I believe it was the hand of God that
got you to be our leader. Your carefree attitude is going to cost you
dearly and it will definitely rub-off on all that know you though not in
support of your thinking. Ask some of us who believed in the SLPP but
because of the bad leaders we are having to take every bit of the weep.
Change your ways and be a president.

---------------------------------------------------

Sierra Leone: Letter to Information Minister About Closure of
Opposition Radio Station


Reporters sans Frontières (Paris)

PRESS RELEASE
15 May 2008
Posted to the web 15 May 2008


Reporters Without Borders wrote to information and communication
minister Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo yesterday asking him to explain his
8 May decision to close Unity Radio 94.00 FM, a station operated by
the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), and urging him to
reconsider.

"With less than two months to go to local elections, we think it is
inopportune to deprive an opposition party of its main means of
expression, especially if there are no grounds for doing this and it is
done in a coercive manner using illegal procedures," the letter said.
"We had hoped the change of government in Sierra Leone would
significantly improve the press freedom situation but this incident
sends a very negative signal."


After SLPP secretary-general Jacob Slaj Saffa reported that his party's
radio station had been closed on the information ministry's orders, the
ministry issued a release saying the closure was due to the installation
of an illegal antenna that disrupted the transmissions of other radio
stations, and to the SLPP's failure to follow the right procedures to
register Unity Radio.

But the head of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) said Unity
Radio was correctly installed under his service's supervision and he has
accused the government of being unable to name the radio stations
whose broadcasts were being disrupted by Unity Radio. And Bernadette
Cole, the chairperson of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), has
said Radio Unity is legally registered with the commission. "As far as I
am concerned, no radio station has been banned from broadcasting by
the IMC," she said.


A former president of the Sierra Leone Journalists Association (SLAJ),
Kargbo promised to improve the press freedom situation after the then
opposition's victory in last September's presidential election.


Reporters Without Borders defends imprisoned journalists and press
freedom throughout the world. It has nine national sections (Austria,
Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and
Switzerland). It has representatives in Bangkok, London, New York,
Tokyo and Washington. And it has more than 120 correspondents
worldwide


Subject: Maskita is still alive?
From: Wonders
To: All
Date Posted: 08:43:15 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: socrates.la.psu.edu at 146.186.141.163

Message:

"Mr Blah said that Sierra Leone rebel Sam Bockarie was in Libya and called Mr Taylor 'chief'."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7400122.stm


Subject: Re: Maskita is still alive?
From: Munku
To: All
Date Posted: 08:44:24 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Do you understand English?


Subject: Re: Maskita is still alive?
From: Wonders
To: All
Date Posted: 08:59:44 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: socrates.la.psu.edu at 146.186.141.163

Message:
"Maskita still alive?"

Do you understand what is a question and what is not?


Subject: Re: Maskita is still alive?
From: Munku
To: All
Date Posted: 09:10:27 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
You pasted this line from the article, and then you asked if Maskita is still alive.

"Mr Blah said that Sierra Leone rebel Sam Bockarie was in Libya and called Mr Taylor 'chief'."

Again, do you understand English?


Subject: Re: Maskita is still alive?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:32:59 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
English is equivocal to those who equivocate it (smile.) You do not have to immitate others, you just have to practice in learning it to know it.
Who is a munku?
A munku is a clueless individual, one who lacks knowledge and unstanding.
Say for instance, there is what is called the Rule of Law. Read the link bellow to know what it means.
So to think that one is to be killed, will be killed because celebrities say they want him, cool huh! in a verge to impression on such a person that you belong to the hirachy of the best and the beautifulis munku.
If you don't believe, as you always don't, read the Rule of Law bellow:
High doying!
E nor ask celebrity for im number, ( meaning, he did not ask a celebrity for her number.)
Why would you think he is fit to call a celebrity is the first thing you should have thought about. Where did they know him is a very important question for the savo.
That is just common sense.
Again, High doying! Yes, it is funny!


Subject: Re: Maskita is still alive?
From: Wonders
To: All
Date Posted: 09:23:48 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: socrates.la.psu.edu at 146.186.141.163

Message:
Splitting hairs. FYI, ? = question mark - i.e. an intention to probe in order to generate an appropriate answer.

Good day


Subject: Jeez ! Bambay and Wonder are violently iliterate
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 10:18:45 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: gw.ab.starcomms.net at 41.205.189.9

Message:

I suggest you 2 should start using interpreters before posting mumbo-jumbos in a public forum like this. Don't give Salone a bad name.

"Is Maskita still alive"? says Professor Palmer

Munu Yorku tegbeh aay!


Subject: Who is Sani Abacha?
From: Dr. Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:19:10 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Please read:


Subject: What is Capitalism and who decides?
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 08:17:09 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of inalienable rights in which people are free to produce and trade and thus precondition an economic system in which all property is privately owned[1][2] and operated for profit,[3] and in which investments, distribution, income, production and pricing of goods and services are determined through the operation of a market economy. It is usually considered to involve the right of individuals and corporations to trade, using money, in goods, services (including finance), labor and land.

Capitalist economic practices became institutionalized in England between the 16th and 19th centuries, although some features of capitalist organization existed in the ancient world, and early forms of merchant capitalism flourished during the Middle Ages.[4][5] Capitalism has been dominant in the Western world since the end of feudalism.[4] From England it gradually spread throughout Europe, across political and cultural frontiers. In the 19th and 20th centuries, capitalism provided the main, but not exclusive, means of industrialization throughout much of the world.[6]

The concept of capitalism has limited analytic value, given the great variety of historical cases over which it is applied, varying in time, geography, politics and culture, and some feel that the term "mixed economies" more precisely describes most contemporary economies.[7][8] Some economists have specified a variety of different types of capitalism, depending on specifics of concentration of economic power and wealth, and methods of capital accumulation.[6] During the last century capitalism has been contrasted with centrally planned economies, such as Marxist economies.

The Freedom to be whom you want to be and no one has the right to decide what you are, want to be and or would like to be.
Economists, is this not so? Then what's up with that they want to kill him stuff in a Constitutional Democracy?
There are other outlets.
That is the essence of Democracy.


Subject: Sierra Leone International airlines website
From: Please help.
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:40 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
I was looking for the website for Sierra Leone International AIrlines or any agency that sells tickets to Sierra Leone. Please help.


Subject: Re: Sierra Leone International airlines website
From: A Vincent
To: All
Date Posted: 06:07:35 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
please check this website.
www.africanustravel.joystar.com


Subject: Can President Ernest Koroma tolerate too much tolerance ?
From: Tamba Moiwo
To: All
Date Posted: 04:56:00 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: moiwo@hotmail.co.uk
Entered From: at 82.198.250.76

Message:
Sherman is blinkered.Agnes Koroma does not know what tolerance is.When the SLPP offices were attached post-elections,what did he do? The man buggered-off to someother planet and in his usual denial,promised to 'look into it'. Man den tire with in efulefu behaviour.


Subject: For blind SLPPers:New Facts in SLPP Radio Saga
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 02:58:58 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
New Facts in SLPP Radio Saga
May 14, 2008, 17:40 Email this article


Impeccable State House source has disclosed to Awareness Times that President Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday morning held a healthy meeting with senior members of the opposition SLPP party at his State House office in Freetown to listen to their grievance against the closure of the party’s mouthpiece, the Unity Radio. The members of the SLPP delegation included the National Party Chairman, Alhaji Dr. UNS Jah and former Minister of Finance in the erstwhile government, Mr. John Benjamin who served as liaison between the party and State House.

In his introductory statement, the president said he was addressing them not as an APC leader but the president of Sierra Leone and the fountain of honour and justice of the republic. He said he was deeply concerned with the decision of the Ministry of Information and Communication to close down the station. The source went on to say that the president, who is to leave for neighboring Liberia this morning promised to speedily look into the matter to get to the root of the problem before he left.

President Koroma according to the source, promised to call the Commissioner of the Independent Media Commission Mrs. Bernadette Cole, members of the National Commission for Communication (NATCOM) and Dr. A J. Sesay, head of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) and his staff. President Koroma kept to his words and indeed summoned Mrs. Cole one Mr. Francis Davies and Dr. A J Sesay and others to a meeting inside his office at which the Vice President was present.

Our impeccable State House source last night stated that according to revelations from the meeting, the SLPP has seemingly been indicted by the IMC Commissioner and one Pa Davies of the same commission. The IMC further told the president that they gave permission for only 250 mega watts whereas the SLPP installed 800 watts in contravention to laid down regulation. The SLBS boss on his part according to the source intimated that the SLPP did not follow proper procedures for setting up the antenna at Leicester Peak. He informed the president that the SLPP party made use of the service of an unqualified technician in the person of one Mr. Ahgassimu.

Meanwhile the Vice president will continue to handle the matter in the absence of the President today as it is expected that he will meet with the opposition stalwarts.

However, up to press time last night, all efforts to reach the party scribe proved futile as he could not take our call. In a phone conversation, John Benjamin received the information as news but promised to dilate on it today. When contacted last evening, an SLPP Member of Parliament, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai refused to disclose the outcome of the meeting with President Koroma, though she promised doing that today.


THIS IS CULLED FROM THE AWARENESSTIMES SITE.


Subject: Re: For blind SLPPers:New Facts in SLPP Radio Saga
From: True say tok me
To: All
Date Posted: 04:41:09 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 5ac5ad63.bb.sky.com at 90.197.173.99

Message:
Seems like someone in the SLPP hierarchy has been economical with the truth. I think they owe the people of Sierra Leone and the International community that they have written to further explanation and an apology for telling porkies in the first place.


Please read the piece below allegedly from Dr Spencer.


...............................................................................................................


I published the following under my INSIGHT column in Premier News
today on the issue of the SLPP radio station:
Last week end was quite interesting, in that it revealed several
things about both the APC and the SLPP to those capable of
discernment. I listened carefully to the discussions around the
issue of the SLPP radio station that the Minister of Information, one-
time President of SLAJ and champion of freedom of expression, Alhaji
I.B. Kargbo had caused to go off air. Note I have not used the
expression "shut down" or "closed down."
Now, what are the facts? In the first place the Unity Radio (the
SLPP radio) has a licence issued by the IMC (the statutory body
empowered to regulate the media). It was also allocated a frequency
by the National Telecommunications Commission. The station started
broadcasting last year, but after the elections, it went off air
because it was vandalised. Sometime this year, the SLPP acquired new
equipment and informed the IMC that the station was going to begin
broadcasting with new equipment with increased power output. Unity
radio also applied to the Acting Director General of SLBS for space
at Leicester Peak for locating its transmitter and generator.
Permission was granted by a letter which was copied to the Permanent
Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, and Unity Radio
was to pay Le12M per annum. The letter also states "setting up and
cabling will be your company's responsibility under the strict
supervision of SLBS engineers." Unity radio paid Le3M for the first
three months, the equipment was installed and test transmission
commenced.. Sometime last week, the Minister of Information claimed
he had received complaints that the Unity Radio transmissions were
interfering with transmissions of other radio stations and instructed
the SLBS to dismantle Unity Radio equipment, which they did, and so
the station has been off air since.
Since the station was taken off the air, there have been claims and
counter claims by both sides. The Deputy Minister of Information
claims the SLPP did not follow correct procedure to have its
equipment installed at Leicester Peak, while the SLPP insists it
followed procedure. The Minister also says, the Unity Radio
transmission was interfering with other radio transmissions, although
he has not clearly indicated which stations were being interfered
with, or who specifically complained to him. However, what all this
indicates is a level of brinkmanship by some APC functionaries that
gives cause for alarm. But it also shows a degree of naivety and
short-sightedness on the part of the SLPP that perhaps begins to
explain why they lost the last elections.
Let's look at the APC side first. I am at a loss to understand
what the Deputy Minister means when he says the SLPP did not use the
correct procedure. In fact, he actually said they simply made an
unofficial arrangement with some engineers at SLBS to have their
equipment installed at Leicester Peak. From the evidence I have
seen, this does not appear to be the case. I do not see how the
minister can quarrel with the SLPP applying in writing to the Acting
Director of SLBS. Perhaps the minister can claim it was not brought
to his attention, but it did not need to be brought to his
attention. The Permanent Secretary is the administrator of the
ministry and he was copied by the Acting Director when giving
permission. Perhaps the minister does not quite understand his role
in the ministry, which is policy-making and implementation, not day
to day supervision of operations.
Having said that, I am almost sure the minister understands his
role. What has happened, I believe, is the typical example of what
we Krios would describe as "Pepe at na dog nose." The APC operated a
radio station under the SLPP government and they know what they did
with it, and so they are worried about what the SLPP will do with
their radio station, particularly with local government elections
around the corner. Perhaps even more galling for the APC is the fact
that the SLPP wants to use a government facility. I guess I would
feel the same way had I been in Hon. I.B.. Kargbo's shoes. But what I
will say to him now is that democracy can be a painful experience at
times, particularly if you are in government, but if we want to build
on the gains we have made as a nation, tolerance has to be our
watchword, so I.B grin and bear it. You have the consolation that
with the Media Code of Practice now law, the IMC has teeth to bite
and all media institutions whether owned by a political party or not
will have to adhere to the code or be bitten.
Now to the SLPP. Here I am at a loss to understand how the SLPP
could have been so naive and short-sighted, to expect that the
government will fold arms and allow Unity radio to broadcast from the
SLBS site at Leicester Peak. Forget about the legality or following
procedure which the SLPP got right. But to expect the APC government
to allow a radio station that is obviously going to be out and out
critical of the government to use a government facility, to my mind,
displays a level of naivety and short-sightedness that borders on
inanity. It is tantamount to being in a war situation and then
trying to locate your ammunition dump in your enemy's headquarters
and expect the enemy to allow you to visit the ammunition dump at
will to take ammunition with which to fight. Come on guys, think.
I have jokingly told some people, that if I had been I.B Kargbo, I
would not have made any fuss, assuming I found out about the Unity
radio being at Leicester peak after it had been installed. I would
simply make arrangements for their antennae cable to be
surreptitiously cut, and when that is fixed ensure that the station
constantly has technical problems until the owners get fed-up and
remove it. Call it underhand or criminal if you wish.
So my advice to the SLPP is get your own building and mast at
Leicester Peak, or locate your radio station elsewhere. I can assure
you that even if you succeed in having it re-installed at the SLBS
Leicester Peak site, you will constantly have problems with the
government over this issue. And by placing your equipment within a
government facility, you will effectively be surrendering your
independence and making it easy for the government to take the
station off air.


Subject: Re: For blind SLPPers:New Facts in SLPP Radio Saga
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 13:24:42 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-129-192-16.range86-129.btcentralplus.com at 86.129.192.16

Message:
So you believe that EBK did not know about this? i will say, EBK is
becoming another Kabbah, who knows not what goes around in his
country. The matter is not a simpler matter to be out of the ears of the
president - this is the main opposition's communication organ! I pray we
al learn to live together not allowing our different political creeds to mess
with our national spirit.


Subject: Re: For blind SLPPers:New Facts in SLPP Radio Saga
From: Bonthe Pikin
To: All
Date Posted: 04:40:56 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: bontilaynga@gmail.com
Entered From: at 82.114.74.98

Message:
What do you expect from Reverend and Allieu after you have already refuted the claims in the newspaper. Mi man go sidon saful. Your likes will not live to see a better Sierra Leone.


Subject: APC one party Part 2 - Rev Kabs & Lawyer Al very QUIET
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 03:58:49 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
The thugs are back in town. During the entire SLPP tenure one never heard of banning radio stations and newspapers. We are going back to the Tablet Newspaper days of the 70s.

These crude and backward hustlers cum politicians are back and have started rewinding Salone's progress again. Only this time we are not going to roll over and play dead,

The impeccable source referred to in the culled article lied, as has his ministers and Prexy Agnes Koroma himself. The President, although he had scheduled a meeting due to pressure from SLPP and the diplomatic community, did not actually sit in the meeting, as he had to go for this MRU meeting. The key question is - why slate a date for a meeting when you know you are not going to be there. MRU meetings hardly take place on short notice, so Agnes must have known

If there was a technical fault instead of spontaneously closing the radio (osai owai fashion, due process must have been followed.

My friend this president is functionally incompetent and is going to ruin Salone, if patriots do nothing. Again I challenge Rev Kabs Kanu and Lawyer Allieu Iscandri to give us their candid opinion (candido I know you have clearly stated yours). Or are the going to take the fifth amendment again. Whatever you 2 decide, remember the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands in moments of challenge and controversy.Staying mute does not pass the ...

What say you Rev and orh Lawyer?



Subject: Fund -Raiser for Sierra Leone Orphanage
From: Ibk
To: All
Date Posted: 00:01:02 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: ibkabia@hotmail.com
Entered From: s01060015e9619009.vs.shawcable.net at 70.70.121.5

Message:
"Fund -Raiser for Sierra Leone Orphanage"
I just read the above article from your web sit, I went into the web sit of this group and called there phone number (contact number)to find that this phone number belongs to an individual.You may want to verify the authenticity of this article.
Cheers


Subject: Re: Fund -Raiser for Sierra Leone Orphanage
From: Ibk
To: All
Date Posted: 21:57:24 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: ikb@hotmail.com
Entered From: s01060015e9619009.vs.shawcable.net at 70.70.121.5

Message:
Please don't let this scam artist to use your web site to promote his activities, check his web site and the contact number.

He wrote:

My name is Jane and I live in Vancouver, Canada. I came across your site as I was browsing online for Sierra Leone news sites. I am currently working on a major fundraiser for Nations Cry, which is a humanitarian charity that primarily supports an orphanage in Sierra Leone. The concept of this fundraiser is that we will be targeting major mining companies to donate, where 100% of their donation will go directly to the end cause, that means absolutely no administration fees or costs on our part (we all work on a voluntary basis).

In order to achieve this - to help the youth of Sierra Leone, we need all the help we can get. To entice mining companies to donate tens of thousands of dollars to help the youth of Sierra Leone, we need to offer them something in return - company exposure as a list of donors in Sierra Leone newspapers or publication.
We are very passionate about supporting the youth of Sierra Leone, and hope that you can help us to make this possible. If you can help us in any way, that would be much much appreciated.

I very much look forward to hearing from you,

--
Jane Lee
janelee86@gmail.com This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascr1pt enabled to view it
www.nationscry.com


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 14 May 2008 )


Subject: A SCAM ON THE WEB !! Fund -Raiser for Sierra Leone Orphanage
From: Bab
To: All
Date Posted: 09:10:17 05/17/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: s01060015e9619009.vs.shawcable.net at 70.70.121.5

Message:
THIS IS A BIG SCAM PLEASE CHECK THE WEB SITE AND THE CONTACT BEFORE YOU DONATE


Subject: Daddy Kabs, are you taking the 5th on the SLPP radio?
From: Tejan Kabba
To: All
Date Posted: 15:15:12 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: tejan.kabba@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
You are very quiet on this very dangerous press freedom issue sir. Can you give us you take on this poignant topic.

As they say evil triumphs when good men do nothing. What say ye Rev.


Subject: Re: Daddy Kabs, are you taking the 5th on the SLPP radio?
From: Candid Opinion
To: All
Date Posted: 15:31:58 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
I am patiently waiting also for the reverends input..

Maybe a poll like awoko has.. instead of sunday christmas carols/Friday Jamaat like you have above..???

AWOKO (BEST SALONE NEWSPAPER)..
http://awoko.org/index.php?page=home

Is it proper for the ruling APC Government to shut down the opposition SLPP radio station?
Yes 15%
No 85%


Subject: For Jacob Kanu
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 14:16:06 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: wan-vc8f36j.norva3.biz.mindspring.com at 216.135.140.211

Message:
Mr. Kanu,
In one of your postings, you indicated that IMC is the sole agency responsible for the establishment of a radio station in Sierra Leone. Please read paragraph two of the SLPP complain and let me know if you still hold on to your assertion. Let me again remind you that i am in no circumstance in favor of the closure of the radio station. My opinion on the matter is base on documents presented by the SLPP. It could be possible that the APC government has an ulterior motive to close the station which i cannot prove. I still maintained that the SLBS did not approve the installation of the antenna base on the document i saw. It could also be possible that the letter given to the SLPP by SLBS is their approval template which is misleading. If that is the case i ask that they change it because it has some ambiguity.


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu
From: Leonenetter
To: All
Date Posted: 17:12:57 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Culled from leonenet:


Now, if you really want to add a qualitative edge to this whole radio station banning, drop your APC hate and look at how best the SLPP could fight this!

S.17 of the relevant Act empowers the Commission to grant licence if satisfied the station is both technically sound and in the public interest. S.18 says in granting such licence the Commission may lay down conditions which the station must adhere to.

If those conditions are not adhered to, under S.21(1) the Commission may suspend the licence but not before notice in writing has been given to the licensee – S.21(2).

Marda, S.9(1) creates a Complaints Committee which hears complaints from others including other stations.

If you were a sober proponent for a free press you would be concerning yourself with laying out your case against this backdrop and others who read it would take you seriously. For instance instead of unintelligent nonsense like : "If he is as ignorant as he claims and Alpha Khan is doing all these bad things, why can't he just hand over the presidency to Alpha Khan? , you would take what Kanu said and ask simple questions like why is it Kanu who says these things?

If as Kargbo says others have complained, where is the record of such complaint and did the Complaints Committee sit as required by S.9(1)(b)? Did the Commission write to the SLPP station as required by S.21(2) and did they give the station time to rectify the wrong?


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu:Re Leonenetter
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:48:37 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Leonenetter,
Your posting is a replica of my original contribution to this radio saga. Infact i didn't even go as far as you did because i don't have the relevant sections to quote from the constitution. My approach was pure administrative, that is, assuming the radio station violated some comliance issues, it doesn't warrant an outright closure. There should be some administrative procedures before such an action should be taken. Probably an administrative action was taken before the closure base on the minutes of the meeting held at state house which were published by Awareness Times. It was revealed that IMC indicted the radio which i cannot prove untill the truth finally come to light. I appreciate your contribution and i think you are one person that look at issues in an objective and critical. Lets keep the spirit.


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu:Re Leonenetter
From: James Baimba Sesay
To: All
Date Posted: 09:59:18 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Miss Cole was interviewed on the UN radio this morning, and she denied meeting with the president. She again made the point that the minister erred by banning the radio.Is this the type of leadership you want for Sierra-leone? To discuss admin issues at State House, and you find nothing wrong with that?

We need to build institutions in salone. We do not need an ALMIGHTY PRESIDENT in our country. The IMC is the body charged with issuing and withdrawing licenses in salone. The IMC should even inform the SLPP in writing if there is any violation, and give them at least a week to correct any problems. Salone is not a lawless state.


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu:Re Leonenetter
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 10:12:11 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
Mr Sesay,
I am not in Sierra Leone, i saw on the report that Miss Cole was at the meeting. I don't know who is lying, whether Miss Cole or Awareness Times. All the same i am with you regarding the administrative procedure that should have taken place before a physical action is metted. Let me also inform you that whatever the outcome of this saga, i know proper procedure was not adhere to in the entire process. Base on my experience it was not right for the Minister to have closed the station even when they failed to comply with certain requirements.


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu:Re Leonenetter
From: RSF
To: All
Date Posted: 10:15:06 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
This is what reporters Without Borders is saying about this issue


"But the head of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) said Unity Radio was correctly installed under his service's supervision and he has accused the government of being unable to name the radio stations whose broadcasts were being disrupted by Unity Radio.

And Bernadette Cole, the chairperson of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), has said Radio Unity is legally registered with the commission. "As far as I am concerned, no radio station has been banned from broadcasting by the IMC," she said.


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu
From: Alpha Saidu Bangura
To: All
Date Posted: 16:39:48 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: saidubangso@aol.com
Entered From: at 130.85.190.245

Message:
Hassan, you are wrong again, the letter from the SLPP to the IMC did not state that the SLBS nor the ministry of information is responsible to establish a radio station, I challenge you to read it again.
The SLPP complained to the IMC because it is the statutory body in charge of opening all media houses(radios and newspapers). The SLBS charged the UNITY RADIO for the space of the transmitter and the SLPP paid the SLBS for that space, before the radio started its transmission.
What part of that clear case are you not getting?
Once again I call you with respect, not to allow your sentiments to overcome your reasoning ability because that will make you look funny.
I will bear with you because ,I know that you are AN APC MEMBER PROPER, therefore you will never understand what is RIGHT from what is WRONG. But other members of this forum will look down on you if you continue to manufacture of weak case for the APC on this issue.PLEASE,PLEASE STOP.


Subject: Re: For Jacob Kanu: Re SAIDU BANGURA
From: HASSAN KAMARA
To: All
Date Posted: 09:31:11 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: KAMSON10@HOTMAIL.COM
Entered From: dsl092-165-252.wdc2.dsl.speakeasy.net at 66.92.165.252

Message:
SAIDU BANGURA,
Could you please read my posting and interprete it accordingly. If you cannot do that properly don't respond to any of my postings. I like poeple who direct their time to issues objectively not in a subjective manner. Also, let me remind you that NO BODY WILL REGADR ME AS A FULL AS YOU CLAIM.


Subject: Mr dear Hassan APC did not even provide 1 shred of evidence
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 15:08:49 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
I am glad you suspect/deduce the APC government is up to no good on the radio issue. At least SLPP presented some documentation. The APC cannot substantiate any of its lies.

The truth is Hassan, no radio station in Salone has complained, not one ... not even the APC radio. In corroboration, no listener of any of the radios has complained, not even the APC task force boyz ... this whole saga is just a set back for our young democracy. Even Olu Gordon (of PEEP Newspaper, who is no friend of SLPP) has chastised this uncivilized behavior by a bunch of hustlers who are determined to take Salone back to the dark days. But believe me it will never happen.

Watch closely and see what happens over the next few days. I hear the Foreign Office of the British govt (one of Salone's biggest donors) will shortly express their disdain for this type of wayward politics. Even Prezo Agnes seem to be very embarrassed … When I say our grey- haired President is not in charge... this is just a clear manifestation.

This type of politics does not have a place in the 21st century and I am patiently waiting for community leaders like Kabs Kanu to weigh in on this.



Subject: Jacob Kanu - You are 1 lean, mean, green machine..
From: Kere go bring cam
To: All
Date Posted: 13:18:53 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ns.nucleusns2.com at 12.44.12.126

Message:
Enjoying your post oh bra. Serious.
Between you and Tha dastardly new people.. you are putting the OSD/SSD/APC internet cyber wing in overdrive.

Even kabs kanu's fingers cant work fast enough to deflect and counter the allegations, and investigative journalism of the new peoples.

The shade of the palm tree can give great comfort to our peoples. Especially when the sun is this HOT.

Osaiiiiiiiiii. this na war oh.


Subject: Just warming up - haven't even started yet. brother
From: Jacob Kanu
To: All
Date Posted: 12:22:03 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: jacob.kanu@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
Believe me brother, we have not even started yet; as Larry King CNN would say - we are just warming up.

APC has to realize that this is the 21st century and their trademark lies, thuggery, violence, tiffy tiffy and ekutayism cannot, repeat CANNOT be tolerated anymore - Never again. They may have to leave Salone and migrate to Burkina Faso... Paa Agnes is making preparations for that, it seems.

Stay blessed brother.


Subject: Jealousy
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:03:37 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 158.59.91.31

Message:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTJGWYk4Kyo
I have to go to work.


Subject: Do not have time to dance with a fool.
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 12:00:54 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 158.59.27.31

Message:
"Don`T Let The Rain."
Dance with me.


Subject: Ministry of Information, IMC tussle over closure of SLPP rad
From: Minister
To: All
Date Posted: 10:05:44 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Ministry of Information, IMC tussle over closure of SLPP radio

The closure of the opposition SLPP Unity radio station by the Ministry of Information and Communication has breed bad blood between the Ministry and the Independent Media Commission and the two are reportedly at each others throat as to who has the legitimate authority over the closure of the radio. The IMC on the one hand said the Ministry of Information does not have the power to close down the SLPP radio station and the Ministry on the other hand says it has, claiming that government is supreme over both the IMC and the National Telecommunication Commission (NATCOM). Chairman of IMC, Bernadette Cole told Peep Magazine that all political parties have the right to own medium of communication and to disseminate within the law, their views to their part members and the general public.


“No one has the power to deny them that right” she asserted. “The Ministry of Information does not have that power and we will not give them that power” she affirmed. Deputy Minister of Information and Communication, Mohamed Koroma, said the SLPP radio was closed because it was interfering with other frequencies. “Our action has noting to do with politics, we are committed to freedom of the media and the airwaves,” the Deputy Minister said.


Subject: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 05:42:58 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 32.168.188.156

Message:
I read with some amusement the reasons given by Ibrahim Koroma on
the front page of Cocorioko as to why it was wrong for Kissy street to
be renamed Sanni Abacha street.

His article reminds me about the reason why Africans regardless of all
they are achieved are never taken seriously by other people. We have
streets named after all the old kings and queens of England; Edward,
Victoria, Charles, Henry, Elizabeth, to name but a few, all over
Freetown. Some of these leaders were not only tyrants and mass
murderers, but were implicit in the enslavement of millions of Africans
during the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Some of these kings engaged in
religious persecutions of the gravest kind, yet Mr. Koroma does not see
the need for their names to be taken of our streets.

Sanni Abacha was an African tyrant who sent troops to free our
country from the senseless acts of cruelty perpetrated by rebels who
chopped of the hands of babies, yet the only thing that seems to
concern this Koroma character is the fact that it was the SLPP that
named a street after him. If we can name our streets after leaders that
raped and plundered our continent, killing millions of our young and
binding our children in chains, what is wrong with naming a street after
Abacha who stood by us in our darkest hour.


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 11:10:11 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.43

Message:
Wednesday, 14 May 2008 piece entitled “The saga of a Nigerian dictator : Rename Sani Abacha Street” in which he outline reasons why he feels the street that was once Kissy Street was renamed “Sani Abacha Street.”
As much as you are amused over his reasoning, I would say that I am dismayed that majority of us Sierra Leoneans are not patriotic in any fashion.
Haven said that, let me start, in giving my views with regards to this matter that, the purpose for renaming Siaka Stevens Street to Agbacha street is sad.
My reasoning for this emanates from the following:
Renaming the street from an honor to a whole African tribe that is part of our national-make-up and many more African countries, is in itself selfish and thoughtless.
Secondly, Sani Agbacha, in his entire administration did not render Sierra Leone any personal favor.
ECOMOG, which was set-up in 1990 it comprised military from 4,000 troops from Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Gambia. At the time Sani Agbacha was not President of Nigeria. Sani Agbacha ruled from 1993 to 1998 when he passed away. The military had been in operation way before he came to power. Our war started in 1991. Therefore, we owe the sub-region for their involvement. In which case, naming a street after him for a service and sacrifice made by five countries is discriminatory and an ingratitude to the rest of the other leaders whose participation was lucrative in our problem-resolution.
Moreover, Sierra Leone was at a threshold, where in giving honor, it would have been fitting to do so to one whose reputation would send a message of decency to tourist who visit our nation rather than a dictator as he was.
I do not have time.


Subject: Bambay, your writing skills are terrible
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 13:19:33 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
What are you trying to say. Kortor do you need an interpreter?


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 12:01:33 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Sometimes one really wonders what medication you take.

"As much as you are amused over his reasoning, I would say that I am dismayed that majority of us Sierra Leoneans are not patriotic in any fashion.
Haven said that, let me start, in giving my views with regards to this matter that, the purpose for renaming Siaka Stevens Street to Agbacha street is sad.

Renaming the street from an honor to a whole African tribe that is part of our national-make-up and many more African countries, is in itself selfish and thoughtless"

My friend we are talking about Kissy Street and the Kissy(ies) are a small tribe in the MRU. With due respect we also have Kissy Road, Kissy, a big chunk of the eastern part of the city and I wonder where Kissy Mess Mess came from.

It takes a brave man to order his men into a war that he could have avoided if he had wanted. He might be a dictator in Nigeria but he was a hero in SL when you have people like foday sankoh, mosquito, johnny paul et al roaming the streets of Freetown with the kind astrocities they are capable of.

The less said about our colonial masters the better.


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 11:59:01 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Sometimes one really wonders what medication you take.

"As much as you are amused over his reasoning, I would say that I am dismayed that majority of us Sierra Leoneans are not patriotic in any fashion.
Haven said that, let me start, in giving my views with regards to this matter that, the purpose for renaming Siaka Stevens Street to Agbacha street is sad.

Renaming the street from an honor to a whole African tribe that is part of our national-make-up and many more African countries, is in itself selfish and thoughtless"

My friend we are talking about Kissy Street and the Kissy(ies) are a small tribe in the MRU. With due respect we also have Kissy Road, Kissy, a big chunk of the eastern part of the city and I wonder where Kissy Mess Mess came from.

It takes a brave man to order his men into a war that he could have avoided if he had wanted. He might be a dictator in Nigeria but he was a hero in SL when you have people like foday sankoh, mosquito, johnny paul et al roaming the streets of Freetown with the kind astrocities they are capable of.

The less said about our colonial masters the better.


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Bambay Lans Kamara
To: All
Date Posted: 09:07:03 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 208.3.139.54

Message:
Greetings. Jack, let me take this opportunity to respond to the following piece from you. But before I do, let me remind you that one has to give respect to get respected. Ethics demands that in a civilized discussion forum, we be responsible and avoid offending the integrities of others by responding appropriately, whereby we highlight the mistakes and or misconceptions they make or have about issues, make appropriate corrections by giving detail points that they miss without insulting their integrities. This is what I have learnt in my public service. Go to state House they will tell you this is true or ask O.F. or my girlfriends (smile.) However, You took only one portion of my statement, and in your response, you did not give any clear explanation of where you were heading.
You stated: “Sometimes one really wonders what medication you take.” This is so because you are not trained to think before you talk, while I, on the other hand, pay attention to significant issues that affect my life and the lives of others. Sierra Leone belongs to all of us therefore, it is our responsibility to pay close attention to issues that affect us rather than indulge in frivolous gossips that have nothing to do with us, can not impact our lives and our people’s lives progressively in any fashion.
You went on,

"As much as you are amused over his reasoning, I would say that I am dismayed that majority of us Sierra Leoneans are not patriotic in any fashion.
Haven said that; let me start, in giving my views with regards to this matter that, the purpose for renaming Siaka Stevens Street to Agbacha Street is sad.
Renaming the street from an honor to a whole African tribe that is part of our national-make-up and many more African countries, is in itself selfish and thoughtless"
My friend we are talking about Kissy Street and the Kissy(ies) are a small tribe in the MRU. With due respect we also have Kissy Road, Kissy, a big chunk of the eastern part of the city and I wonder where Kissy Mess Mess came from.”
In response let me say that I was not talking about Kono Street either.
You stated in the following:
“It takes a brave man to order his men into a war that he could have avoided if he had wanted. He might be a dictator in Nigeria but he was a hero in SL when you have people like foday sankoh, mosquito, johnny paul et al roaming the streets of Freetown with the kind astrocities they are capable of.”
Which is crystal clear that you do not understand what promulgated in the service that ECOMOG rendered in our war? I stated, please go back and read my response, in sending ECOMOG to Sierra Leone, which General Sani Abacha coincidentally took part in sending these armies because he was President of Nigeria, a President that he became after ECOMOG was formed. Whether he was the President or not, a communiqué had been signed by the named countries that could have leveraged the possibility for ECOMOG to intervene in our war. Therefore, to shower praises on a single person or honor him for such a service, to me is redundant; and I say to me because I am not sure what arrangements him and President Kabba went into that overstepped what the other countries could have, which I doubt ecstensively, but I would have hoped that Nigerian could have been honored instead of a Single dictator. In which case, an honor should have been given to people such as Herbert Macaulay (1864-1946), Alvan Ikoku (1900-1971), Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996), Obafemi Awolowo (1909-1987), Sir Ahmadu Bello (1910-1966), Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa (1912-1966), who played pivotal role in the Nigerian Independence, peace and progress. But General Sani Abacha was a wrong choice for a historic relic because of his dictatorial nemesis.
To further educate you on where I was heading, please read about ECOMOG in the following: I do not have time because I am in class and want to seize on the opportunity I have now because I might not have the chance to respond any time soon; but I would say that:
Indeed,

“The less said about our colonial masters the better.”


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Jack
To: All
Date Posted: 12:41:25 05/16/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: static-70-20-197-79.phil.east.verizon.net at 70.20.197.79

Message:
Your Highness,
All I am saying is - Abacha could easily have renegade on his predecessor's agreement and withdrew his men- but alas he did not do that. As someone posited earlier, if we have street names like Henry, Edward etc, who I am sure you should know what they did in SL and Africa in general why not Abacha.

Let me repeat, Abacha might be a dictator in Nigeria but he was a hero in SL when we really needed one. The name is going to stay, you can take that to the bank.
End of case.
Good day my brother.


Subject: To My Brother, John Ernest Leigh.Esq.
From: Low Grade San San.
To: All
Date Posted: 10:01:42 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host217-42-22-14.range217-42.btcentralplus.com at 217.42.22.14

Message:
John,

in the battle to free our people from abject poverty, mass corruption, total backwardness, ELITISM, injustice and economic slavery, we were both in different brigades. And during the fog of war, we may have fired few bullets or should i say industrial language towards each other.For that i say sorry to you, a brother, a countryman and a political opponent.

John we do not have mayors in the north, i think we have district chairmen or chair persons, unless maybe the rogue trader is planing to refine his wusum task force hooligans into northern mayors.

It was sad to see Red Ken a personal friend since his days in the CND Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, with my mom a Socialist activist, and labour MP Barnie Grant now late red carded, having done so much for London a city he was born in. Boris the buffoon, as he is commonly called, the new mayor of London is doing fine, and has started brilliantly. I did not vote because having lived in London for must of my life, i had to run away because of the high crime rate and now quietly living in a village,although am in London almost every day.

But I was pleased to hear Boris sending a clear message to those yobs on tubes and buses that when caught, their free passes will be withdrawn immediately. And that community support officer popular know as (Blunkett former Home sec. Bouncers) will soon start patrolling on both Tubes and buses.

His halving of the £140 to 70 quid for term inspection has also gone down well with Black Cab drivers in the city, a very strong base that Ken had neglected.

And his promise to faze out those useless bending buses and bring back my favourite Route Masters Double decker buses with conductors who act as deterrents to those pick pockets and yobbos is also a winner. I hope he succeeds.

Maybe the next time you are here we might just have a good tour around London so that you can see how Boris is moving this grate city.

Have a bless day

Low Grade San San.


Subject: Re: To My Brother, L.G. San-San
From: John E. Leigh
To: All
Date Posted: 13:04:54 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: johnernestleigh@yahoo.com
Entered From: cache-dtc-ag14.proxy.aol.com at 205.188.117.142

Message:
Dear Low Grade SS:

Thanks very much. You were not alone in misfiring during the campaign for the 2007 vote. I, too, like many others, did a similar thing and I hereby reciprocate and join you in extending my own apologies to you and all the others, respectively. One good thing I always do is I never hold - let alone - act on grudges!

As for London, I am disappointed that Red Ken lost the mayoralty but delighted that Boris Johnson seems to be doing great. I am always happy when the public benefits from change! Let’s hope Mayor Boris Johnson will make London a more livable city for all. However, it seems to me that the vote was more pro-Conservatives and anti-Gordon Brown’s Labor Party than wholly pro-Boris and anti-Red Ken.

In this connection, I do suspect that SL’s struggle against poverty and our people's daily miseries of want and deprivations might get harder under a conservative government in the UK that might be less generous to us than the Labor government of SL-angel-protector, Tony Blair. Let’s pray that UK aid will continue to our country at least at the present levels regardless of which party is in power in the UK. Thanks. - JL



Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Saloneboy
To: All
Date Posted: 07:04:24 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: 30-67-ftth.onsneteindhoven.nl at 88.159.67.30

Message:
Those who were murdered by Kabbah/Berewa/Norman axis must be remembered by naming some of the streets after them. Kula Samba deserved to be honoured. She stood behing street children, orphans and child soldiers only to be murdered by the SLPP gang.
No memorial will befitting these victims than this. We can also pay tribute to the fallen soldiers who died innocently defending our country.
Sani Abacha name bore bad luck and injustice. That name should be omitted from our nation's map. He sided with the Kabbah regime because the khaki boys headed by Straaser sided with Britain to kick Nigeria out of the commonwealth. That decision annoyed him and he vowed to teach our soldiers a lesson.
A dictator who killed Africa's brightest environmentalist, must not be honoured.
Why the names of Lansana Conteh,JJ Rawlings,are absent from Sierra Leonean streets?


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Ali Volkan
To: All
Date Posted: 10:30:26 05/16/08 ()
Email Address: deltablast@yahoo.com
Entered From: e178080041.adsl.alicedsl.de at 85.178.80.41

Message:
It is true that Kula and others were killed. but could we please focus on development rather than street naming? this is really trivial to the myriad of development issues that we are confronted with!!!


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 06:05:34 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
The best thing is either to weed out all the street names with bad reputations or replace all foreign by local ones.We have so many people both dead and alive whose names can be used being people of good repute.For instance Tejan Kabba made history for being the first muslim president of Sierra Leone if we tend to oversight darker areas.What about Kama Dumbuya one of the greatest footballers our country has ever had? There are many more to choose from.


Subject: Whatever you do, do not suggest Tify Tufy Alpha Kanu...
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 12:08:42 05/15/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.23

Message:
APC's Saloneboy & Bobor pain whatever names you suggest, please do not mention the con men or buffoons of the APC - Alfa Kanu, Victor Foe, JS Momoh(aka Bigwa$e)or even Paa Agnes (who only knows how to sell insurance, cant even count his tiny winy assets )...

These folks have not and cannot possibly contribute positively to Salone's development.


Subject: Re: Sanni Abacha Street
From: Reality
To: All
Date Posted: 06:18:44 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 166.132.216.95

Message:
Freetown streets are exercises in British domination and colonial
superiority, Liverpool, Wellington, Bathurst, Percival, Charles, Adelaide,
Berwick, Victoria, Wilkinson, etc. We should rename them after
genuine African and local Heroes, but as choosing who is a genuine
hero will bring a lot of other problems, let us just leave them as they
are to remind us of our sad history.


Subject: Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission says Prince Hardin
From: News Man
To: All
Date Posted: 22:55:30 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: ac202-058.resnet.stonybrook.edu at 130.245.202.58

Message:
Cocorioco News

Sierra Leone's Anti-Corruption Commission says Prince Harding is clean

Written by Moses Kargbo

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

The Anti-Corruption Commission says there is insufficient evidence to bring charges of corruption against the former Minister of Transport and Communication, Dr. Prince Alex Harding and three other government officials with regard the Paramount helicopter crash of 3rd June 2007.

A release from the Commission issued today states that investigation into the incident has been concluded and that the ACC has found nothing of interest in the matter.

“The Commission has reached the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence to bring charges of corrupt practices against the following people: the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Transport and Communication, Mr. Abdul Rahman Wurie; the former Minister of Transport and Communication, Dr. Prince Alex Harding; the Deputy Director of Civil Aviation, Mr. Badara Allieu Tarawally, and the Director of Civil Aviation, Mr. George Tamba Gbon'bor,” the release states.

It could be recalled that more 20 Togolese supporters on board the Paramount helicopter lost their lives after the aircraft crashed while trying to land at the Lungi International Airport. The supporters were to join their colleagues at the airport to fly home to Togo after their team had defeated the Leone Stars at the National Stadium in the qualifying rounds for the past 2008 African Cup of Nations.

The incident sparked-off a wave of criticisms by members of the public and the Togolese government prompting the Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate allegations that the Ministry of Transport and Communication then had collected a bribe from the management of Paramount Airlines to allow the aircraft to resume operations, even though it was believed not to be airworthy.

However, the ACC says the Office of the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice has been informed of the investigation and its conclusions since May 1 this year, and that files in respect of the said case are available for further investigations for any offences outside the Anti-Corruption Act 2000, which the AG may wish to conduct.


Subject: Forum is now enjoyable
From: Forum Police
To: All
Date Posted: 21:05:02 05/13/08 ()
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Entered From: h167-156-253.63.chubb.com at 167.156.63.253

Message:
On behalf of the Cocorioko newspaper and my work mate, the Moderator, I wish to extend thanks and appreciation to all of you on this forum for working along with us to make this forum clean and enjoyable.As you can see now, our aim for cleaning out the forum was to achieve this desired result. Everybody is free to say what he/she wants and as you have noticed we have not been banning people. Most of those who complained before about being banned have been restored. We have made sure that we restored all but the few mentally-disturbed ones who hijacked this forum at one time and bored us with their endless nonsense fit only for the consumption of the unfortunate folks at the Kissy Mental Home ( commonly known as "Craiss Yard").

We hope everyone will continue to be vigilant here to spot out whackos who come only to waste our time so that we can remove them , to enable you to have decent and serious debates. We know that warriors don't lose .Warriors win. Therefore, this forum will win .We have the firepower to always win .

As our hero,Kabs Kanu advised yesterday, let us all strive to make this the winning forum it has always been .


Subject: Re: Forum is now enjoyable
From: KABS KANU
To: All
Date Posted: 01:36:23 05/14/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: aca27c4b.ipt.aol.com at 172.162.124.75

Message:
Forum Police, thank you for your sentiments .I believe forumites will heed all the advice we have been giving them .I acknowledge your observation that the forum is clean and enjoyable now. Let us continue to be vigilant.

As for your reference to me as a hero, there is only one hero and his name is JESUS CHRIST. We human beings must diminish and let Christ be enlarged.

Even with victory, our victory does not come from our firepower.Our own victory comes from the LORD who made heaven and earth.

Zechariah 4:6 NOT BY POWER NOR BY MIGHT BUT BY MY SPIRIT , SAITH THE LORD GOD OF HOSTS.

Outside Jesus Christ, we don't have victory. Our victory comes from the LORD.

Thanks though, for your sentiments.

You and the moderator are doing a great job. Keep it up.


Subject: SLPP SUPPORTERS CAUGH WITH GUNS AND AMMUNITION
From: WE DAE READY FOR DEM WAN YA
To: All
Date Posted: 16:36:02 05/13/08 ()
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Sierra Leone: Wheelbarrow Man Caught With Cache of Arms, Ammunition



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Concord Times (Freetown)

9 May 2008
Posted to the web 9 May 2008

Ladenson Kamah
Bo

A wheelbarrow pusher Momoh Sesay has been arrested with one hundred and twenty two (122) short guns and AK 47 cartridges along Dambala Road in Bo.

Eyewitness said Sesay was pushing an overloaded handcart with assorted cartons of items when suddenly one of the cartons dropped ajar, exposing the cartridges.


It could be recalled that by end of 2007 the UN development agency, UNDP expended up to US$ 2,916,788.28 on its arms for development programme, noting that "although the demobilization and disarmament process, organized by the government and UN peacekeepers, took over 30,000 weapons away from ex-combatants of all factions and organized their re-training and community reintegration, there were many small arms still floating around in the various communities." Police officer 10626 Keita ABS effected his arrest.

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Momoh and other police officers went in search of the owner of the luggage to no avail. The cart pusher was later taken to the Bo police station where the other cartons containing cigarettes, batteries and sweets were inspected.

Superintendent Joseph Momoh Gevao has ordered for an immediate investigation into the matter.

Until press time the identity of the owner of the luggage has not been revealed by the cart pusher.



Subject: APC gimmick to attack Bo duiring Local Elections
From: Leather Boot
To: All
Date Posted: 03:11:55 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: leather.boot@yahoo.com
Entered From: at 41.204.224.70

Message:
Momoh Sesay is a die hard APC man. Is this an APC gimmick to start violence in Bo? Believe me they will live to regret it.

Sources in Bo say Police officer 10626 Keita is also a die hard APC thug and that they are setting the stage for violent intimidation of residents of Bo during the local elections. Any violence in Bo will be sorely regretted, not to mention Kenema. You have been warned. So unah go dae ready for unah ba@ks%e (as posted).

Under the SLPP, elections went on with relatively no bloodletting; the APC leadership has to be mindful of this and try and move away from their evil ways.The cozy relations with Burkina faso, and the recruitment of known AFRC thugs by President Agnes Koroma is now beginning to make sense. Activities of Burkinabe mercenaries were well documented and evidenced in Sierra Leone's brutal war. To have our President now being best friends with Bliase Campori is very disturbing. When did they become friends and why?

But it will be foolish, even for EBK's low IQ to try and use Musa tarawalie and the Keitas or Yeteh Yetehs to try Bo town residents - most especially in a backdrop of PMDC leader now openly voicing that the APC gofment is useless and that den nor go able.

My friend if you were tresting the waters; tell your people it will be a suicidal to attack Bo.


Subject: Re: APC gimmick to attack Bo duiring Local Elections
From: Borboh Pain
To: All
Date Posted: 05:02:53 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: rastafari_ish@hotmail.com
Entered From: 194-237-247-130.customer.telia.com at 194.237.247.130

Message:
Seems these SLPP cowboys aka rebels aka terrorists want to stir the hornet's nest.If you guys make any such mistake again you will not only be decimated but exterminated too.It will be the first genocide in Sierra Leone.Remember the whole Sierra leone suffered for ten years because of your megalomania which will not be tolerated anymore.Every Sierra Leonean will take arms against you so don't bother think of making any false moves this time.


Subject: Re: APC gimmick to attack Bo duiring Local Elections
From: SIK
To: All
Date Posted: 11:11:15 05/14/08 ()
Email Address: sokoroma@hotmail.com
Entered From: lgrt-78.dhcp.umass.edu at 128.119.230.78

Message:
Your comment on the current issue of the claimed confisticated arms is out of sync. Why would the few months old APC government demean itself to such a diabolic act? Besides the fact that the country is still healing the wounds of the senseless war, I can vouch that no APC would want a reversal of the old order. I think we should encourage the authorities to investigate the crime and report to the people. Let us shelf our criticisms for now.


Subject: Charlotte Develoment organisation
From: Raynar
To: All
Date Posted: 15:42:06 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-185-131.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.185.131

Message:
Charlotte Community commemorates 1945 landslide
WRITTEN BY MOSES KARGBO
MONDAY, 12 MAY 2008
The Charlotte Development Organisation (CDO) has reflected on the
horrors of 1945 when a devastating landslide nearly succeeded in
wiping out the village, located in the Western Rural District of the
capital, Freetown.
CDO was celebrating the 6th Anniversary of the organisation but
special focus was paid to the dreaded incident, which was said to have
affected over 300 houses and over a thousand residents rendered
homeless.

Reverend Kenny Bright, who witnessed the incident as a small boy, said
they never deserted the village despite the traumatic experience of
that fateful year. “We stayed on to look after the community and
contribute in rebuilding it,” he told journalists.

Programme Coordinator of the Charlotte Development Organisation,
Mrs. Modu Conteh said since the massive destruction of the village 63
years ago, development has been very slow. She said people in the
community had been great farmers, as they used to cultivate and
export large quantity of coffee.

Mrs. Conteh said present day Charlotte is struggling with good road
network and quality health facility. She called on the government to
help improve the living condition of the community and its people.


Subject: Re: Charlotte Develoment organisation
From: A Vincent
To: All
Date Posted: 06:00:40 05/15/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: c-69-140-13-181.hsd1.md.comcast.net at 69.140.13.181

Message:
I am from charlotte and was married there at the old Church myself long years ago. please send an email to me for updates. adeolavincent@hushmail.com


Subject: Re: Charlotte Develoment organisation
From: Dunia
To: All
Date Posted: 15:53:01 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: host86-141-185-131.range86-141.btcentralplus.com at 86.141.185.131

Message:
Help is on the way for the region. Your dynamic member of parliament
Hon. Raymond Moses Jones is doing all in his character and name to bring
help. He has initiated the setting up of a local community group to help
address the problems you've described. My support in preserving your
cultural heritage is without bounds - have have all of me.

For those of you in the UK, you can register your support for the region
through: http://brechalegg.ning.com/group/brechaleggsupportgroupuk



Subject: CHARLES MARGAI TELLS SUPPORTERS: "APC Government Nor Able".
From: Sierra Express
To: All
Date Posted: 15:35:09 05/13/08 ()
Email Address:
Entered From: at 129.49.7.126

Message:
The New Vision


CHARLES MARGAI TELLS SUPPORTERS: "APC Government Nor Able".

5.12.2008

FREETOWN: PRINCE MANNAH LUSENI: The leader of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) Charles Margai has told his supporters in Moyamba on Sunday May 11 th that the APC government is not competent to run the country and that after five years he will be the next president of Sierra Leone.

Addressing people at the PMDC office in Moyamba Charles Margai said the global trends that the ruling APC government is overplaying is a clear show of their ineptitude to run the country. He told the gathering that he is disappointed in the APC as they have fallen back on the things for which they fought against the former ruling party. He expressed regrets in teaming up with the APC to kick the SLPP out of office for their manner of doing things. He assured his supporters of clinching the presidency in 2012.

Meanwhile, the PMDC has suffered a major setback in Moyamba as the former organising secretary Ezekiel Tommy has quit the party and chose to contest the local council elections as an independent candidate. Mr. Tommy is said to have told people to vote for him not as PMDC but as an independent man devoid of the strings of the PMDC. He is said to have been disappointed in Charles Margai’s leadership and is considering redeploying himself later.


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