Thursday, June 20, 2019

APC-USA Chairman Unisa I.B.Kanu Prepares to Take the Most Populous Branch in Diaspora to Convention 2019

   By Arolyn I Koroma May 31, 2019 APC-USA Chairman Unisa I. B. Kanu Prepares to take the most Populous Diaspora Branch to Convention 2019 By Arolyn I. Koroma May 30, 2019 The APC-USA Chairman Unisa I. B. Kanu administration’s three years tenure will end in August 16, 2019. The new chairman’s Election seismic tremors can be felt throughout the thirteen (13) chapters. The aspiring contenders Gerrymandering can be felt not only at the Party’s secretariat in Freetown, but the greatest impact are felt in the metropolitan tri-city (Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC) Currently, the Branch is on a period  …continue reading

WAEC Exams Cheating and the Shaming of the Nation of Sierra Leone

May 30, 2019 By Isaac Massaquoi If we miss this opportunity to clean up the conduct of our public exams and the process by which the WAEC office in Sierra Leone conducts them, we should simply put up our hands and surrender to the dark forces of corruption and unbridled criminality who for long have been attacking our national integrity system at its very foundation. The last institution to allow itself to be taken over by the criminal underworld is WAEC given the importance of the certificates they offer to millions of Sierra Leoneans who end up in leadership positions …continue reading

Parliament continues Debate of President Julius Maada Bio’s Address May 28, 2019.

State House Writer SECOND ALLOTTED DAY: The Parliamenthas on Tuesday 28th May 2019 continued the debate on the Presidential Address delivered to Parliament by President Julius Maada Bio on the occasion of the State Opening of the Second Session of the Fifth Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone. *In his contribution to the debate, Hon. Abdul Kargbo of APC said that “equal rights and justice are the precursors to peace and national development”. Speaking on the economy, he accused the Government of spending more than the revenue they had generated over the past one year. He decried the placement …continue reading

The World Bank Assesment Report on Sierra Leone S.L.P.P Government April 2019

Anonymous World Bank Writer Sierra Leone’s economy grew by 7.8% on average during 2003-2014 but contracted by 21% in 2015 following the Ebola outbreak and a decline in the price of iron ore, the main export product. Although the country was declared Ebola free in March 2016, 2) the economic recovery has been volatile. Growth rebounded to 6.4% in 2016 only to decelerate to 3.8% in 2017 and remaining roughly stagnant at 3.7% in 2018. 3) Adding to the challenge of recovery, a large landslide hit Freetown in August 2017, further disrupting economic activity and slowing the pace of the …continue reading

The Importance and History of the Sierra Leone Bintumani Conferences

By Prof. Joe A  D. Allie & Koroma The Nation of Sierra Leone will go dawn in history as among the top few countries in Africa that does not take its glorious and envied history seriously. Just as how it does not have respect for its past legendary leaders, a parallel attitude is being applied to its culture and traditions. However,  considering the many important neglected issues,  this blog only highlights the current Bintumani Conference May 21 through May 23, 2019, that is organized by the current President Bio’s  rulling government. The Bintumani 3 and Bimtumani 4 are but a …continue reading

The Causes of Lawlessness and it’s Damaging Effects in Sierra Leone

By Ibrahim T jalloh. . Sierra Leone has always been a peaceful country. A country where you can do almost anything without fear, favours or intimidation. This was before the brutal and deadly civil war of the 1990s that lasted for ten horrible years The causes of that deadly civil war are still present today. Ethnocentrism, nepotism, egotism, cronyism, regionalism, corruption, very high youths unemployment and bad governance were the root causes of the civil war. Today about 65% to 70%of the youths and the general population are without jobs. About 65%of the population is made up of uneducated youths …continue reading

No Holy Sacred Cows in Sa. Leone Political Parties New Dispensation

By Umaru Jalloh The Wusum Times Newspaper heard it through the Grave vine that information was floating around the media outlets that some of those intending to run for the position of Chairmanship for APC USA have started knocking the APC Secretariat doors in Freetown, www.wusumtimes.com As Sierra Leoneans, the APC Secretariat in Freetown coins the word Selection to fool the Diaspora and in order to describe things that are considered to be among the best of their kind, but they basically use selection to describe things that are considered to be among the worst of their kind. This year’s …continue reading

U. S. Department of State Visa Programs Update

  By AP News Reporter The U.S Department of State has announced the addition of ten more countries to the U.S Visa Waiver Program (VWP). The Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said that this development is part of series of transformations the program is going through. The ten countries announced saw Argentina and Uruguay rejoining the program after they were removed in 2002 and 2003 respectively. The ten countries are Argentina, Uruguay, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Malaysia, Jamaica, Hong Kong, Seychelles, Cayman Islands and Georgia. When it takes effect, nationals included in the program traveling to the United States, would …continue reading

As the Former President Dr. Ernest B. Koroma’s Security Detail is Rotated Without His Consent

Anonymous May 11, 2019 The fundamental truth that the Bio-led government should know is, this regime will surely come to an end and president Bio will be an ex-president just as Ernest Bai Koroma. Now let’s analyze this ugly and embarrassing situation. Why was the thought for ex-presidents the world over like US, Nigeria and Ghana maintain a security detail? This is obvious, an ex-president is a former Head of State and Commander-in-Chief. The sovereignty of every state is jealously protected from invasion and/or acts threatening its territorial integrity. The principal authority and symbol to ensure peace, stability and growth …continue reading

President Rtd. Maada Bio’s First Cabinet Reshuffle

  May 10, 2019 While away in the US on official assignment, was demoted by President Bio. (Photo: Alie Kabba, left, welcoming his boss President Bio during many of the foreign visits in good old days). He was dumped from the posh Foreign Minister job to an ambassadorial post i.e. as Sierra Leone’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Below are the diverse views of two Sierra Leone media gurus: Demotion or Not, President Bio has Made Alie Kabba the Face of Our Nation’s Multi-Lateral Diplomacy By Kabs Kanu It is definitely a demotion. If Vandy Minah, who was only …continue reading