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Thetorchlight: Online news source on Sierra Leone

AllAfrica.com - Sierra Leone: News reports on Sierra Leone from African sources.

Awareness Times: Major newspaper operated from inside Sierra Leone.

Awoko: Daily newspaper.

Cocorioko: Newspaper published in Somerset, New Jersey.

Concord Times: Freetown based online newspaper.

Cotton Tree News: News site of Sierra Leone broadcaster.

Exclusive: Freetown daily.

Globe: Fortnightly newspaper published in Sierra Leone, and in the UK.

IRIN News - Sierra Leone: by UN Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN).

New Citizen: Daily newspaper in Freetown.

Kalleone: Entertainment and sports newspaper.

New People: Online newspaper from the US.

Newstime Africa: UK based online newspaper.

Official Website of Sierra Leone President: Government news and info.

Peep: Independent Sierra Leone's satirical newspaper.

Sierra Express Media: Online news source featuring Sierra Leonean current events, entertainment, and sport.

Standard Times Press: Major Sierra Leone newspaper from Freetown.

Patriotic Vanguard: Canada-based Sierra Leone news portal.

 

Editorial

ACADEMIC CHEATING AND ITS NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES: WHAT, HOW, WHERE, WHEN, AND WHY?

“The battle is neither for the swift, nor the strong but those who endure” Those with the swiftness of a Dove and the pervading endurance of an Eagle let them fly; phoenix-like, slowly, but surely, we’d trot our way through” “Those who deny freedom to others deserves it not themselves”-Abraham Lincoln

Sometime last March, I listened to the regular BBC “Africa Have Your Say” programme and the subject of the discussion in question was academic cheating especially at tertiary level across the Globe but with emphasis on Africa. The discussants, mainly youth who had either gone or are going through the rigours of University education debated the topic bringing to bear their various experiences and or responses to challenges during their days in the University.

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Business News

Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko opens its doors to guests

On Tuesday the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel opened its doors today after a complete refurbishment which has focused on stylish and spacious interiors and a welcoming atmosphere. 

The Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko is Sierra Leone’s first five star hotel and achieving those sorts of standards has taken time and the entire refurbishment of the building to Radisson Blu’s exacting standards.  The hotel features 172 rooms and suites, many with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Media News

IN LONDON: GALAXY RADIO PETITIONED LEBANESE BUSINESS YAZBECK

Sierra Leone's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom today received a petition on behalf of Galaxy Radio Sierra Leone against popular Lebanese businessman Yazbeck.

His Excellency Edward Mohamed Turay was handed in a petition by the leader of the London-based Galaxy Group Abu Rattata at the conference room of the High Commission, in which they catalogued their grievances against the Lebanese businessman whom they accused of trying to seize the building that houses Galaxy Radio based in Lungi in Freetown.

Rattata said that Galaxy Radio is an African project which also operates in Lungi and Lunsar as well as in London and other African countries.

He called on government to intervene in the matter which is already in a Freetown court. "This is a project that is benefitting a lot of Sierra Leoneans because apart from the community radio, we are also providing tertiary education and offering scholarships for people in those communities."

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Commentary

CALLING THINGS BY THEIR RIGHT OR PROPER NAMES: KILLING TRUTH FOR SELF INTEREST OR POLITICAL MILEAGE

“Those who destroy others to achieve their own selfish ends, destruction awaits them on the eve of their perceived success”

“Man to man, is so unjust. Children, you don’t know who to trust.

Your worse enemy could be your best friend, and your best friend, your worse enemy.

Some will eat and drink with you….

Then behind they chew-chew upon you….

Only your friend know your secret eh. So only he, could reveal it.

So who that cap fits, let them wear it…”-Bob Marley

 It is an academic debate that from the point of view of journalese (not journalists or journalism), issues are sometimes inseparable from characters or personalities. This is because there can only be issues because people’s behavioral patterns continue to change by the day. In such situations, there is no way one can discuss such issues without making reference to their authors or initiators.  It is against this premise that individuals or characters would be inevitably discussed in this piece.

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Society -Local News

CONVICTION FOR UNEXPLAINED WEALTH: ACC CHARTS A NEW PATH

In a landmark judgment delivered by the Hon. Justice M.A. Paul, in the case of The State vs. Solomon Katta and Four Others, the Anti Corruption Commission successfully secured conviction for the offence of Unexplained Wealth for the first time in the history of Sierra Leone.

Prosecution for the offence of unexplained wealth has been sparingly applied in corruption cases the world over due to difficulties in the investigative process and proof of the elements constituting the offence. More importantly however, the greatest obstacle has been political interference in the successful prosecutions of such cases. Despite the challenges, the ACC braved the odds and presented evidenced acceptable by the Court to meet the burden of proof beyond reasonable doubt.

Unexplained wealth is defined as where ‘any person who, being or having been a public officer maintains a standard of living above that which is commensurate with his present or past official emoluments; or; ‘is in control of pecuniary resources or property disproportionate to his present or past official emoluments, unless he gives a satisfactory explanation to the court as to how he was able to maintain such a standard of living or how such pecuniary resources or property came under his control, commits an offence.

Recent high-profile cases have focused attention on the transfer of assets abroad by heads of state and other senior officials from developing countries in amounts that far exceed their legitimate sources of income. Article 20 of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, (UNCAC) criminalizing illicit enrichment, was drafted to address this issue. However, very few of the states parties to the UNCAC have introduced this offence in their legal systems, largely because of due process concerns. The challenge is to find ways to implement Article 20 that balance the rights of the accused with the right of society to recover illicitly acquired national wealth.

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News - Press Release

SCANDALOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST NEWLY CALLED MEMBERS OF THE BAR.

URGENT PRESS RELEASE FROM THE JUDICIARY

2013 Barristers and Solicitors
                                                                            C/o Sierra Leone Bar Association
                                                                            11Lamina Sankoh Street
                                                                            Freetown.


The Honorable Chief Justice                                  3rd April, 2014
Republic of Sierra Leone
Chairperson of the Council of Legal Education
Law Courts Building
Freetown.

Our Honorable Chief Justice,
RE: SCANDALOUS ALLEGATIONS AGAINST NEWLY CALLED MEMBERS OF THE BAR.
We are concerned with the allegations made against newly called members of the Bar. Such allegations have the tendency not only to militate against us but greatly jeopardize our standing in the eyes of the public. For the past three months, there have been scandalous publications in both the electronic and print media impinging on the credibility of the 2013 Bar Final Examination. Subsequently, a committee was set-up to investigate the results. We have been reliably informed that the said committee has concluded its investigations and submitted its findings to the Council of Legal Education for final decision.

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Politics

Nineteen Fragile States to Meet In Sierra Leone June 2014

“The group of eighteen of the world’s fragile and conflict affected countries, which have come together to share experiences and encourage international actions to engage more effectively in support of state led transitions from fragility to agility will meet in Sierra Leone, June 2014” Said Dr. Kaifala Marah, Sierra Leone’s Finance and Economic Development Minister.

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Development

SIERRA LEONE HIGH COURT HANDS DOWN CUSTODIAL SENTENCES ON NRA/ECO BANK OFFICIALS FOR CORRUPTION OFFENCES

The High Court of Sierra Leone, presided over by the HONORABLE MR. JUSTICE M.A. PAUL, on 10th April 2014, pronounced sentence in the matter of the STATE VS SOLOMON HINDOLO KATTA and OTHERS; having found them guilty in a judgment delivered on 3rd April 2014.

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