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Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
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MY TRIBUTE TO A REMARKABLE AND ICONIC FIGURE IN THE NATION'S JURISPRUDENCE THAT HE JEALOUSLY GUARDED WITH EVERY FIBER OF HIS BEING:
THE LATE JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WHO MOVED FROM TIME TO ETERNITY TODAY WHEN THE DOWNTRODDEN STILL NEEDS HIM AGAINST A VERY OPPRESSIVE POLITICAL DISPENSATION:
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MY MENTOR AND COUNSELOR THE VENERATED GENTLEMAN AND SCHOLAR ALPHA MAHMOUD WILLIAMS WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH TO PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP IN ME BY ENCOURAGING ME TO TAKE UP CREATIVE WRITINGS OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE THIS MORNING WASTED NO TIME ALERTING MY ATTENTION TO THE SAD PASSING AWAY OF ONE OF THE NATION'S VERY FEW CITIZENS WHO PERSONIFIED AND EMBODIED THE NOBILITY OF JURISPRUDENCE SERVING AS TEMPLATE FORWARD IN THE AFFAIRS OF A NATION.
FOR ME IT HAS BEING MY DISTINCT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO KNOW THIS NOBEL FAMILY STARTING WITH THE PATRIARCH THE LATE JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WHO SERVED AS CITY ADMINISTRATOR OR TOWN CLERK UNDER THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP OF HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR THEN ALDERMAN ABDUL FATTAH RAHMAM.WE ARE ALL WITNESSES OF THE QUALITY OF MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION WE HAD UNDER THE FATTAH RAHMAN/BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON MANAGEMENT.
I HAD THE HONOR OF ALSO MEETING THE BROTHER WHO WORKED IN THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE AND OF COURSE THE MATRIARCH IN WHOSE HONOR THE LATE ATTORNEY AT LAW NAMED HIS LAW CHAMBER AFTER HER.
THE LATE BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTON WAS ONE OF THE PRINCE'S BOYS WHERE HE WAS INDUCTED IN THE SOCIETY OF PREFECTS SERVING AS THE SENIOR.
HAVING COMPLETED SCHOOL ,SAILED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND QUALIFIED AS BARRISTER.
LIKE DR.ABDULAI OSMAN CONTEH HAVING OBJECTIFIED HIMSELF WITH THE BREAST PLATE OF INTEGRITY,THE ARMOR OF DISCIPLINE ,THE SWORD OF SERVICE AND SELFLESSNESS RETURNED HOME TO CONTRIBUTE HIS QUOTA TOWARD THE TASK OF NATION ALBEIT IN A PRIVATE CAPACITY.
AS A WORTHY SON OF A ONCE MEMBER OF THE CREOLE ESTABLISHMENT ,HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CASH ON HIS FATHER 'S NAME FOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES LIKE RUPERT PERCY DAVIES DID WHEN HIS FATHER THE LATE JUSTICE PERCY RICHMOND DAVIES DID WHILE SERVING AS SPEAKER.
AS A MATTER OF FACT RUPERT GOT HIRED FOR SERVICE IN THE FOREIGN MINISTRY BEFORE RETURNING HOME FROM THE THEN USSR.
THAT WENT FOR DESMOND EDGAR FASHOLE-LUKE WHOSE FATHER'S STANDING WITH THE SIAKA STEVEN'S LED APC ADMINISTRATION SIGNIFICANTLY FACTORED INTO THE PLUM APPOINTMENTS HE LANDED BEGINNING WITH HIS DIPLOMATIC INVESTITURE IN GERMANY TO SERVING AS FOREIGN MINISTER AND SUBSEQUENTLY HEALTH MINISTER BEFORE PARTING COMPANY WITH STEVENS ON SOUR NOTE.
IN ANY CASE ,ATTORNEY BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTONE WENT INTO PRIVATE PRACTICE AND SOON IN NO TIME ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A VERY TALL LEGAL LUMINARY.
IN THE COURSE OF HIS SUCCESSFUL LEGAL CAREER ,HE HANDLED WITH DEXTERITY NUMBER OF COMPLEX LEGAL CASES RANGING FROM THE FRIVOLOUS TO THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTER.
HE REPRESENTED THE TRADE WORKERS UNION ,
HAFSATU SAVAGE KABBAH WHERE HE WON AT APPELLATE LEVEL ALTHOUGH SOME OF US ARE STILL AMBIVALENT ABOUT HER ACQUITTAL UP TO THIS DAY OF THOSE CRIMINAL CHARGES BROUGHT BY THE ACC WITH CORNUCOPIA OF SUPPORTING EVIDENCE AGAINST HER NONETHELESS THROWN OUT BY A MORALLY BANKRUPT APPEALS COURT.
THE LATE ATTORNEY BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WILL BE REMEMBERED MOSTLY FOR HIS LEGAL SERVICES TO THE DULY ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC WHO WAS THROWN OUT OF OFFICE ON FABRICATED ACCUSATIONS AND UNSUPPORTED CHARGES GLEEFULLY SUPPLIED BY THE APC MAFIA WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF DUE PROCESS.
EITHER FOR CYNICAL EXPEDIENCY OR TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ,THE PLAINTIFF SAM SUMANA AND ATTORNEY PARTED COMPANY IN FUNDAMENTALLY GROTESQUE AND TROUBLING CIRCUMSTANCES.
ATTORNEY BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WITH ALL THE NAME RECOGNITION LIVED UNDER THE RADAR AND NEVER DREW UNDUE ATTENTION TO HIMSELF ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CAME TO LIVING OSTENTATIOUS AND OPULENT LIFESTYLES.
HE LIVED QUITE THE OPPOSITE.
OUTSIDE THE ENVIRONS OF HIS LUCRATIVE LAW PRACTICE,HE PLAYED ACTIVE ROLE IN SOCIETAL AFFAIRS.
HE SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE SIERRA LEONE BAR ASSOCIATION WHERE HE DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE LAW TO BETTER SERVE THE CITIZENS.
IT WAS NOT SURPRISING WHEN HE EXPRESSED RECURRING PARANOIA AT GOVERNMENT 'S MOVES TO THROW THE MONKEY WRENCH INTO THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE OKADA OPERATORS RESTRICTING THEIR MOVEMENTS.
A MAN OF STRATEGIC THINKING ,HE BROUGHT HIS SON LEON JENKINS -JOHNSTON INTO THE FAMILY BUSINESS TO ENSURE CONTINUITY NOW THAT HE HAS MOVED INTO OBLIVION.
IF HE WAS A BRITISH LAWYER OF SUCH RENOWN ,HE WILL HAVE BEEN INVESTED WITH THE SILK MAKING HIM QC.
ALTERNATIVELY ,IF HE WAS A NIGERIAN LAWYER,HE WILL HAVE MADE IT IN THE ILLUSTRIOUS COMPANY OF THE SEASONED SANS .SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA.
IN ANY CASE QC ,OR SAN OR NOTE ,THE LATE ATTORNEY JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WAS ONE OF THE FEW LAWYERS OF HIS DAY WHO PERSONIFIED AND EMBODIED THAT HONORABLE AND NOBLE PROFESSION WITHOUT SACRIFICING IT AT THE ALTER OF OPPORTUNISM OR UNJUST ENRICHMENTS.
HIS SUN WENT DOWN WHEN IT WAS STILL DAY.
THE NUMEROUS FAMILY MEMBERS ,LAW COLLEAGUES ,AND COUNTLESS FRIENDS SHOULD TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT HE LIVED A WORTHY LIFE THAT TOUCHED OTHERS IMMENSELY.
HE HAS RAN THE RACE ,AND FOUGHT THE FIGHT AND NOW TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNING HOME TO BE GREETED BY HIS MAKER CALLING HIM "WELL DONE FAITHFUL SERVANT".
AS HE LAYS IN A STATE OF ANIMATED SUSPENSION TO ENTER INTO PARADISE,I NOW WISH TO RENDER THE DISPOSITION HIS MORTAL REMAINS UNDER THE CANOPY OF HIS MAKER FOR CONSTANT WATCH AS HE ENTERS INTO ETERNAL REST.

THE LIFE AND REMARKABLE PATRIOTIC SERVICES OF ONE OF THE NATION'S FOREMOST LEGAL LUMINARIES JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTON THAT CAME TO END TODAY.
Fullah Town
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This poorly written tribute does not tell much about the deceased.  Shame.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
Reply with quote  #3 
Now sir,I will appreciate if you can give us an Oxfordian tribute in honor of the late man to tell us more about him.
Thank you sir.
Oga Remi
Reply with quote  #4 
MKK,

I believe Foullah Town is referring to the fact that your tribute is laced with grammatical errors, which makes the substance of your message very poor.  Take it in stride, big man.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
Reply with quote  #5 
That accounts for the invitation to him to inject his Oxford debating society expertise to give it the much needed intellectual gravitas that tailors his idiosyncrasies.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
Reply with quote  #6 
Remi and Fullah own boy,you guys come to the forum here to reprove the perceived failings of others in your Jaded minds just to make typical Rip Van Winkles of yourselves foolishly thinking you are impressing others.
The sad irony though,you are yet to demonstrate excellent intellectual faculties to support your show boating beyond the inane propositions and irresponsible claptrap you spew out.
Grammar Cops at it again
Reply with quote  #7 
This grammar bizness is haemorraghing this forum. We are all just contributing in our own little ways to keep the forum ticking. No one is professing to be submitting a thesis to the hawk-eyed scrutiny and derision of our resident professors. These classroom teachers/professors nar case with their obsession with their grammar. 

Some of us who earn our living and lead a professional life outside those dark corners of the classroom are less so vainglorious. The high level of articulacy expected in the dreary corridors of academia should not be expected in such a platform. Live and let live for God's sake.
KL
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It's a sign of accepting defeat but are reluctant to say it. You should be able to understand  greengo attitude by now. Lol.
Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
Reply with quote  #9 
The problem sir about these NINCOMPOOPS and unsavory miscreants are living very troubled and miserable lives at home.
So they look for any chance to vent their spleen.
THE two idiots accused made reckless comments about tribute to a person they never knew much less met.
They are utterly LACKING in INTELLECTUAL capacity to extrapolate the none from the sense so they resort to antics that will only earn them Samba Gutter responses.
Not long ago,that faceless and less of a man and moron calling himself Foulahton boy weighed in on ghed in on a write up on the late Pa Mahdi"s services in the Sierra Leone civil service spewing cascade of gross stupidity and morass of stark ignorance injecting ames of people who came nowhere close to that Pa.
I entertained his self worshipping vanity just so his stupid self can feel good of himself since he was out there looking for ecomiums to be heaped on his over inflated ego.
If this toxic moron knew the late Attorney at Law so well as I did,why on earth he wrote nothing about him to educate us?
I am waiting for his next idiocy on the write up on Mr.Joseph Findlay where he will be cut to size.
Olu
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Soory MKK but this is the wrong time and wrong venue to write anything positive about Creoles. The Lakayana boys from "down under", with their bloated egos, are trolling the forum to disrupt anything positive.  
Bra Enviable
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Brother Olu: Kabor. Bra, why are you obsessed with me? The forum administrator can bear me out. This is the FIRST message I have posted beneath this message, Kutubu's message. I am  mostly a peeper. The forum administrator can bear me out. Why are you obsessed with me? I am going to ignore you, once and for all.

Bra Enviable 


Too late!
Reply with quote  #12 
"Olu" is your creation and now you are begging to be left alone. Too late, smart guy!
Forum Administrator
Reply with quote  #13 
Bra Enviable is not posting as Olu. They are not even on the same continent. He has posted just once on this thread.
Leon Jenkins-Johnston
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
MY TRIBUTE TO A REMARKABLE AND ICONIC FIGURE IN THE NATION'S JURISPRUDENCE THAT HE JEALOUSLY GUARDED WITH EVERY FIBER OF HIS BEING:
THE LATE JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WHO MOVED FROM TIME TO ETERNITY TODAY WHEN THE DOWNTRODDEN STILL NEEDS HIM AGAINST A VERY OPPRESSIVE POLITICAL DISPENSATION:
-----------------------------------------------------------
MY MENTOR AND COUNSELOR THE VENERATED GENTLEMAN AND SCHOLAR ALPHA MAHMOUD WILLIAMS WHO HAS DONE SO MUCH TO PROMOTE SCHOLARSHIP IN ME BY ENCOURAGING ME TO TAKE UP CREATIVE WRITINGS OF HISTORICAL IMPORTANCE THIS MORNING WASTED NO TIME ALERTING MY ATTENTION TO THE SAD PASSING AWAY OF ONE OF THE NATION'S VERY FEW CITIZENS WHO PERSONIFIED AND EMBODIED THE NOBILITY OF JURISPRUDENCE SERVING AS TEMPLATE FORWARD IN THE AFFAIRS OF A NATION.
FOR ME IT HAS BEING MY DISTINCT HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO KNOW THIS NOBEL FAMILY STARTING WITH THE PATRIARCH THE LATE JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WHO SERVED AS CITY ADMINISTRATOR OR TOWN CLERK UNDER THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP OF HIS WORSHIP THE MAYOR THEN ALDERMAN ABDUL FATTAH RAHMAM.WE ARE ALL WITNESSES OF THE QUALITY OF MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION WE HAD UNDER THE FATTAH RAHMAN/BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON MANAGEMENT.
I HAD THE HONOR OF ALSO MEETING THE BROTHER WHO WORKED IN THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE AND OF COURSE THE MATRIARCH IN WHOSE HONOR THE LATE ATTORNEY AT LAW NAMED HIS LAW CHAMBER AFTER HER.
THE LATE BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTON WAS ONE OF THE PRINCE'S BOYS WHERE HE WAS INDUCTED IN THE SOCIETY OF PREFECTS SERVING AS THE SENIOR.
HAVING COMPLETED SCHOOL ,SAILED TO THE UNITED KINGDOM AND QUALIFIED AS BARRISTER.
LIKE DR.ABDULAI OSMAN CONTEH HAVING OBJECTIFIED HIMSELF WITH THE BREAST PLATE OF INTEGRITY,THE ARMOR OF DISCIPLINE ,THE SWORD OF SERVICE AND SELFLESSNESS RETURNED HOME TO CONTRIBUTE HIS QUOTA TOWARD THE TASK OF NATION ALBEIT IN A PRIVATE CAPACITY.
AS A WORTHY SON OF A ONCE MEMBER OF THE CREOLE ESTABLISHMENT ,HE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CASH ON HIS FATHER 'S NAME FOR JOB OPPORTUNITIES LIKE RUPERT PERCY DAVIES DID WHEN HIS FATHER THE LATE JUSTICE PERCY RICHMOND DAVIES DID WHILE SERVING AS SPEAKER.
AS A MATTER OF FACT RUPERT GOT HIRED FOR SERVICE IN THE FOREIGN MINISTRY BEFORE RETURNING HOME FROM THE THEN USSR.
THAT WENT FOR DESMOND EDGAR FASHOLE-LUKE WHOSE FATHER'S STANDING WITH THE SIAKA STEVEN'S LED APC ADMINISTRATION SIGNIFICANTLY FACTORED INTO THE PLUM APPOINTMENTS HE LANDED BEGINNING WITH HIS DIPLOMATIC INVESTITURE IN GERMANY TO SERVING AS FOREIGN MINISTER AND SUBSEQUENTLY HEALTH MINISTER BEFORE PARTING COMPANY WITH STEVENS ON SOUR NOTE.
IN ANY CASE ,ATTORNEY BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTONE WENT INTO PRIVATE PRACTICE AND SOON IN NO TIME ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS A VERY TALL LEGAL LUMINARY.
IN THE COURSE OF HIS SUCCESSFUL LEGAL CAREER ,HE HANDLED WITH DEXTERITY NUMBER OF COMPLEX LEGAL CASES RANGING FROM THE FRIVOLOUS TO THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL CHARACTER.
HE REPRESENTED THE TRADE WORKERS UNION ,
HAFSATU SAVAGE KABBAH WHERE HE WON AT APPELLATE LEVEL ALTHOUGH SOME OF US ARE STILL AMBIVALENT ABOUT HER ACQUITTAL UP TO THIS DAY OF THOSE CRIMINAL CHARGES BROUGHT BY THE ACC WITH CORNUCOPIA OF SUPPORTING EVIDENCE AGAINST HER NONETHELESS THROWN OUT BY A MORALLY BANKRUPT APPEALS COURT.
THE LATE ATTORNEY BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WILL BE REMEMBERED MOSTLY FOR HIS LEGAL SERVICES TO THE DULY ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC WHO WAS THROWN OUT OF OFFICE ON FABRICATED ACCUSATIONS AND UNSUPPORTED CHARGES GLEEFULLY SUPPLIED BY THE APC MAFIA WITHOUT THE BENEFIT OF DUE PROCESS.
EITHER FOR CYNICAL EXPEDIENCY OR TACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS ,THE PLAINTIFF SAM SUMANA AND ATTORNEY PARTED COMPANY IN FUNDAMENTALLY GROTESQUE AND TROUBLING CIRCUMSTANCES.
ATTORNEY BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WITH ALL THE NAME RECOGNITION LIVED UNDER THE RADAR AND NEVER DREW UNDUE ATTENTION TO HIMSELF ESPECIALLY WHEN IT CAME TO LIVING OSTENTATIOUS AND OPULENT LIFESTYLES.
HE LIVED QUITE THE OPPOSITE.
OUTSIDE THE ENVIRONS OF HIS LUCRATIVE LAW PRACTICE,HE PLAYED ACTIVE ROLE IN SOCIETAL AFFAIRS.
HE SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE SIERRA LEONE BAR ASSOCIATION WHERE HE DEVOTED HIMSELF TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE LAW TO BETTER SERVE THE CITIZENS.
IT WAS NOT SURPRISING WHEN HE EXPRESSED RECURRING PARANOIA AT GOVERNMENT 'S MOVES TO THROW THE MONKEY WRENCH INTO THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE OKADA OPERATORS RESTRICTING THEIR MOVEMENTS.
A MAN OF STRATEGIC THINKING ,HE BROUGHT HIS SON LEON JENKINS -JOHNSTON INTO THE FAMILY BUSINESS TO ENSURE CONTINUITY NOW THAT HE HAS MOVED INTO OBLIVION.
IF HE WAS A BRITISH LAWYER OF SUCH RENOWN ,HE WILL HAVE BEEN INVESTED WITH THE SILK MAKING HIM QC.
ALTERNATIVELY ,IF HE WAS A NIGERIAN LAWYER,HE WILL HAVE MADE IT IN THE ILLUSTRIOUS COMPANY OF THE SEASONED SANS .SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA.
IN ANY CASE QC ,OR SAN OR NOTE ,THE LATE ATTORNEY JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS -JOHNSTON WAS ONE OF THE FEW LAWYERS OF HIS DAY WHO PERSONIFIED AND EMBODIED THAT HONORABLE AND NOBLE PROFESSION WITHOUT SACRIFICING IT AT THE ALTER OF OPPORTUNISM OR UNJUST ENRICHMENTS.
HIS SUN WENT DOWN WHEN IT WAS STILL DAY.
THE NUMEROUS FAMILY MEMBERS ,LAW COLLEAGUES ,AND COUNTLESS FRIENDS SHOULD TAKE SOLACE IN THE FACT HE LIVED A WORTHY LIFE THAT TOUCHED OTHERS IMMENSELY.
HE HAS RAN THE RACE ,AND FOUGHT THE FIGHT AND NOW TRIUMPHANTLY RETURNING HOME TO BE GREETED BY HIS MAKER CALLING HIM "WELL DONE FAITHFUL SERVANT".
AS HE LAYS IN A STATE OF ANIMATED SUSPENSION TO ENTER INTO PARADISE,I NOW WISH TO RENDER THE DISPOSITION HIS MORTAL REMAINS UNDER THE CANOPY OF HIS MAKER FOR CONSTANT WATCH AS HE ENTERS INTO ETERNAL REST.

THE LIFE AND REMARKABLE PATRIOTIC SERVICES OF ONE OF THE NATION'S FOREMOST LEGAL LUMINARIES JAMES BLYDEN JENKINS-JOHNSTON THAT CAME TO END TODAY.
Leon Jenkins-Johnston
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Thank you Sir!
KL
Reply with quote  #16 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forum Administrator
Bra Enviable is not posting as Olu. They are not even on the same continent. He has posted just once on this thread.


And what about my "twin" brother above who is representing me on this thread?
KL
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KL


And what about my "twin" brother above who is representing me on this thread?


Ok the message was posted on 9/11 and it must be me. Sorry!
KL de Dull Fella
Reply with quote  #18 
Mr KL, you do not even recognize you own gibberish? Please do not tell us dat nar porsin kin write for you wan wan tem oo.
Yuk' thegbeh ay Kiriyo bwoy! 
Lol
Reply with quote  #19 
Hehehehe! Olu what is the meaning of Lakayana? 
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #20 

Re - Blyden and "the nation's jurisprudence that he jealously guarded with every fibre of his being" I like that.

That was a well written eulogy by the incomparable Mohamed Kutubu Koroma but there's a minor point of correction that I would like to add - just for the record - and I know because I was there and knew Blyden my classmate for seven years, quite well : Blyden Jenkins- Johnston was at no time senior prefect at the Prince of Wales School. He and I were appointed prefects when we were in the lower sixth form in September 1963 (By nature, being no strict disciplinarian myself, I turned in my prefect's badge barely after a month, because I thought that having to mete out punishments to the poor sods in lower school was reprehensible and particularly detested having to watch over the miscreants in what was known as "detention" - staying on the school premises for an extra hour after school as a form of punishment.

Nota bene : Neville Jarrett was the person appointed senior prefect. He and Sylvester Abimbola Young were the smartest guys in both lower and upper six, in almost every subject. Of course, there were other smart guys too, Akintola Wyse, Leonard Gordon-Harris, Fowell Whitfield, my classmates were like stars, I could name them all day long...

After our "A" levels it was my wont to go home shortly after midday - I had a mobylette at the time and I remember that I would often see Neville standing on the balcony of the science lab and saying to Pa Gabbidon the science master, "There goes Hamelberg the bandit, Sir" and I would show both of them my little middle finger as I sped off to Lumley Beach...

Captain Jigba
Reply with quote  #21 
Cornelius,

Interesting.  I was thought that Prince of Wales only had a science sixth form.  Were you a science student?
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #22 
No Sir, we had both arts/humanities and science. Along with science there was an emphasis on languages ( English and French language and Literature) at the Prince of Wales school; so the school produced geniuses like my classmate, Solomon Gerber and Abisodun Wilson...
Captain Jigba
Reply with quote  #23 
Cornelius,

Don't you think you are also a genius?  Also, are you not the only Hamelberg not to have attended St. Edwards Secondary School or CKC?
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #24 

Captain Jigba Sir

C'mon !

You like pulling my funny toe. You know that Cornelius is no way near to that, but I know one when I meet one and I can confidently name you a few Prince Waleans in that range, starting with Dr. Eustace Palmer... who (good Krio word) is "sound "

Some of them Hameberg people have disowned me, they say that I'm from Tonkolili, but for this Cornelius, that's no crime...

As for all the guys that went to St. Edwards and CKC, you'll find that with them, to begin with, you have to prove that a spade is a spade;

you will find that they have one thing in common : they tend to be very argumentative, starting with e.g. Professor Arthur Abraham and also in that range, the usually astute Lansana Gberie - he always has an axe to grind. I suspect that he went to either St. Edwards or CKC. I bought his "A Dirty War in West Africa" exactly two hours ago...

One of the reasons for their argumentative bent must be the usually loquacious Irish priests who taught them and probably encouraged discussions of Catholic dogma , beyond the catechism stage...

Another difference between Prince Waleans and the long suffering St. Edwards & CKC bunch is that with the former, if you make a mistake we can let it go, but with the latter , if you make a mistake, such as if you say, " You don't have to be Black to be stupid" you don wer am...

Intili?

 

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