As the term of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf elapses, the group of journalists covering the President, under the banner “Executive Mansion Press Team” on February 20, 2017 cried on the Minister of Finance Boima Kamara to talk on their behalf to get some benefit from the president, before she leaves office.In what appeared like a press conference with the Minister, later turned into private discussion with Minister Boima at the Jackie’s Guest House in Ganta, the journalists complained that they have covered the president a lot, but yet to get the require benefits to boast of tomorrow.Samukai Dukuly of Power TV said for too long we have been covering the president, but we are yet to benefit anything tangible as reporters assigned to the president.“As young men like us, well respected personalities in the government, we want you to intervene and talk to the President so she can think about us,” he said.Varney Kamara of New Democrat Newspaper said, “We have been covering the president for the past 12 years, but we have nothing to boast of as reporters covering Executive Mansion.”They talked about not being allowed or being given the opportunity to travel with the president on some of her trips abroad. The rest of the reporters at the conference, buttressed their colleagues’ statements, calling for Minister Kamara to intervene to get just benefit from their respective duties as reporters assigned to cover the president.In response, Minister Kamara told them to forward their requests to the Minister of State, Hon. Sylvester Grisgbe, who is the proper authority that could address their concerns.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…mother of dead teen attacked accusedChaos arose at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Monday morning after the manslaughter charge against Rick Sewcharran was discharged by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Rick Sewcharran was accused of pushing his now dead girlfriend, Sasia Adams, out of a moving vehicle in June 2018 along Lamaha Street, Georgetown.In court on Monday, the Chief Magistrate informed the court that the prosecution has failed to make a prima facie case against Sewcharran.As such, the matter was discharged on the grounds of lack of evidence.Moments after the ruling, the mother of the dead teenager attacked the young man whom she blamed for her daughter’s death. The young man’s lawyers are likely to file assault charges against her.Adams, originally of the Essequibo Coast, who resided at East Street, Georgetown, was hospitalised at about 20:00h on June 10 and died on June 12, 2018, after she reportedly jumped out of the moving vehicle that was being driven by Sewcharran.The accused, who was arraigned with a manslaughter charge, held out that his now dead girlfriend jumped out of the vehicle he was driving along Lamaha Street, Georgetown, following an argument.Adams, while being hospitalized, had told doctors that she fell down.However, relatives and investigators had contended that the teen was pushed out of the moving car, resulting in her sustaining severe head injuries.The post-mortem examination conducted by veteran State Pathologist Dr Nehaul Singh indicated that the teen died as a result of blunt trauma to the head.The late Sasia Adams had been employed as a front desk clerk at the Ramada Georgetown Princess Hotel at Providence, EBD.