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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

2014 SLAJ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) wishes to inform its general membership that delegate fee for this year’s Annual General Meeting slated for 6 – 8 June, 2014 in the Northern city of Makeni is Le100,000.

Note that delegate fees of only fully-paid-up SLAJ members will be accepted.Deadline for the payment of dues and delegate fee is May 16, 2014 at 5:00pm. Late payment will NOT be accepted.

The SLAJ Executive on Tuesday March 11, 2014 constituted an AGM Planning Committee with the mandate to raise funds and plan for the successful holding of the meeting. Therefore, corporate bodies, institutions and the general public – especially those that the Association has approached with letters of support – are encouraged to deal with only members of the Committee, who have been provided with special computerized ID cards for easy identification.

Any person(s) claiming to act on behalf of the Committee other than the under-mentioned should be reported to the SLAJ Secretariat or the Police.

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Commentary

REMEMBERING FORMER PRESIDENT AHMAD TEJAN KABBAH

I want to pay a glowing tribute to a statesman of the 21st century modern Sierra Leone. Born in Pendembu, Kailahun District on February 16, 1932, former President, Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah rose to the rank as Permanent Secretary in the Civil Service hierarchy only to flee Sierra Leone after President Siaka Stevens won the 1967 hotly contested election. While at the UN, he acquired the cherished wisdom and the magnetic gift of negotiation – something he sacredly used during  the peace talk with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader, Corporal Foday Sabana Sankoh both in Abidjan, Cote d ‘ivoire and Lome, Togo in West Africa.

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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 launches a five year Child Justice Strategy

Freetown, 3 April 2014 – The Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) in collaboration with the Justice Sector Coordinating Office (JSCO) and UNICEF today launched the Child Justice Strategy for 2014 – 2018 in Freetown.

The number of children accused of breaking the law in Sierra Leone has increased in recent years. Many children are held with adults, and children whose cases go to court often wait months before their cases are finally dealt with.

Children who have been victims of violence, abuse and exploitation are highly vulnerable and in need of special protection and support. However, the justice system is intended for adults, and the process can traumatise children. Two thirds of all child victims who come to the Police are there as a result of sexual violence and 96 per cent of them are girls.

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