12 October 2009
By: I. Tee Kamara GRI, - R.E. Consultant, MD, USA.
Location! Location and Location!
Just because the housing prices seem to have hit a temporary rock bottom in the United States and many countries around the world, that doesn’t mean that profits from property investment are hard to come by.
During a housing market slowdown, stagnation or depression profits can be made locally and overseas if any. In this article as a member of the Maryland Real Estate Consultant Group, I will (...)
4 October 2009
By Kortor Kamara, USA.
The latest natural disaster resulting in the drowning of over 150 people in Sierra Leone on September 8, 2009 has again highlighted and exposed on an international scale the issues of how our nation addresses and manages liability, not only for catastrophe risks, but risks in general especially in the commercial sector. In the wake of the boat disaster and several other catastrophe losses before, questions such as who will pay death benefits to survivors of the (...)
29 September 2009
By Ibrahim Phodei Sheriff, Darby, Pennsylvania, USA.
From my personal assessment of Sierra Leone’s Grand Old Party (GOP), the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), it is still very evident that the party hasn’t been able to grasp the reasons that culminated in its failures in recent national politics of Sierra Leone.
Some will say that those who are in positions of authority and who are responsible for influencing the party’s policies or implementing them do (...)
25 September 2009
By Ibrahim Sourie Mansaray, California, USA.
Ask the Palestinians about their lost lands and the feelings they bore against the Israelis and some will tell you that they will never forget and forgive the Israelis for "transgressing" on their land. It is an issue that will never fade away as long as the Palestinian-Israeli brouhaha exists.
Well, ask the people of Kailahun about the Yenga issue; instead of voicing their feelings loudly,some would sigh and seem to be resigned to their fate. (...)
22 September 2009
By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The media – radio, T.V., internet; BBC, CNN, CBS, etc. – in nearly every country on planet earth, in French, Korean, Arabic, Chinese languages, etc is afire with condolences using god-like accolades for the “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson.
From our own small corner of Sierra Leone it appears as if there is hardly anything we can add, or, connect our country with, to this global outpouring of awe and grief. But there (...)
19 September 2009
By Emmanuel Turay in Nairobi.
A working paper on ‘HIV/AIDS as a Biosocial Formation by Veena Das has revealed that one of the most neglected aspects of research and policy interventions on HIV and AIDS is the way in which sexual and reproductive violence is folded into the experience of the disease.
The paper further disclosed that even in the United States, for instance, the exposure of young girls (and boys) to HIV and AIDS due to sexual violence within their families and (...)
13 September 2009
By Mohamed C. Bah, Ex-President, Sierra Leone Community, Atlanta, USA
“The greatest problem of mankind today is there is too much hatred going around.” These are the historic words of a young preacher from Atlanta Georgia,the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He went on:“more than any thing else,we must learn to love one another.” Dr King’s philosophical perspectives were grounded on the strong believes that: “we are all tied up together in a single (...)
8 September 2009
By Anthony Kamara (Snr), a former Aureolite in Winnipeg, Canada.
In this piece of writing, I will attempt to re-narrate and acquaint all alumni, present students , generations to come, and all interested Sierra Leoneans, with the history of this great institution whose humble beginnings from Leicester village on the hills overlooking the city of Freetown in 1814 grew into West Africa’s first university south of the sahara. But someone has to take up to this herculean (...)
3 September 2009
By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown.
The President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, who recently received a lot of flack from a BBC World Service documentary on Sierra Leone for alleged festering corruption (which raises the specter of Sierra Leone relapsing into its brutish civil war past), has publicly committed himself to excising the malignant corruption tumor from our body politic.
It behooves all the citizenry, the patriots, and, especially the enlightened and courageous (...)
27 August 2009
Alhassan Fouard Kanu, London, United Kingdom.
The title of this article may bring to mind the civil fighters/hunters: the Kamajors, the Donsos, theTamaborohs and many others, who, during the height of the war, partnered the national security forces and the intervention forces (ECOMOG and UNAMSIL) to repel the rebels. They were lured into believing that their effort to end the war was principally to restore the deposed government of the SLPP and will see them taking charge of the security (...)