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NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Awareness Times Research on Contemporary Voter Registration:
Voter registration for the February 26th 1996 elections, commenced in December 1995. However, because of national insecurity then, it was extended several times until as late as February 23rd 1996, just 3 days before the elections when additional 90,000 names made it into final voters register between 19th to 23rd February 1996. It was a topsy turvy exercise due to civil war.
Apr 5, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Calls On Diasporas To Stay Focused
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has called on members of the All People’s Congress (APC) including the Diaspora to focus their attention on the party rather than personalities.He was speaking during a dinner held at the Lagoonda Entertainment Complex in honour of the party’s diaspora membership who are in the country to participate in the ongoing national voter registration exercise.
Apr 5, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Merck supporting fertility care in Sierra Leone
Faced with growing challenges of lack or poor fertility care in Africa, Merck (www.MerckGroup.com), a leading science and technology company through its ‘Merck More than a Mother’ initiative, is connecting with Sierra Leone to improve access to regulated fertility care in the country.
Apr 5, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Obituaries
Obituary Announcement : Mr. Arthur Ben Tucker
The sudden death is reported of Mr. Arthur Ben Tucker, formerly of No. 94 George Brook, Dwazark and a senior journalist who worked for Unique News Newspaper.
Apr 5, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP and APC MPs Squeeze Nfa Alie till he confesses
Addressing Members of Parliament for both the ruling All Peoples Congress(APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) on Monday 03rd April 2017, in Committee Room One in the full glare of the public, Chairman of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), N’fah Alie Conteh admitted that the MPs are right based on the concerns raised in the private member’s motion regarding constituency and ward boundary delimitations, but that those procedural and constitutional breaches are not intentional.
Apr 4, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma
The Deputy Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Mr Zhang Ming on Friday 31 March 2017 paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Apr 4, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
First Lady Ends Week-long Fund Raising Programme in Italy
In an effort to further boost the country’s health sector, Sierra Leone’s First Lady Mrs Sia Nyama Koroma has concluded a week-long fund raising programme in Milan Italy. The programme which commenced on Tuesday 28th March, ended on Sunday 2nd April 2017.
Apr 4, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Work hard, strive for more knowledge and Excellence and make your patient first priority”- Health Minister tells New Breed of Midwives
Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has encouraged nurses and midwives in Sierra Leone to continue to work hard, strive each day to develop their mind, improve their skills, strive for more knowledge and excellence, and make their patient first priority.
Apr 4, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Susan’s Bay Inferno : 3 Front Line Fire Fighters Hospitalized
The Western Area Assistant Chief Fire Officer of the Sierra Leone Fire Force, Mr. Julius Kondoh has confirmed to the Awareness Times Newspaper that during their operations in putting off a fire outbreak that occurred in the early hours of yesterday Monday April 3rd , at the Susan’s Bay Community, in the slumps of Freetown , three of their Frontline officers seriously injured and they are currently responding to treatment at the hospital.
Apr 4, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Lady Sia Ensures Kidney Patients are to Survive
Through the instrumentality of the lobbying of the Office of First Lady, Madam Sia Nyama Koroma, who pleaded with the Israeli State to establish a functional dialysis machine in Sierra Leone, Connaught Hospital, Sierra Leone’s main referral medical center , is now fully equipped with a Dialysis Unit.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Women's Forum Elects New Executive: Maude Peacock scoops 78% Votes
The Umbrella body for all Women's groups in Sierra Leone, WOMEN'S FORUM, has elected the team that will take them through the next four years until the year 2021. Incumbent President Mrs. Maude Peacock got a landslide victory of 78% of national votes over Revd. Mrs. Martha Chigozie who democratically challenged for the position but only got 22% of votes. The elections in Kenema, conducted by high NEC standards were done amidst an atmosphere of friendship and sisterhood at the association's Annual General Meeting held in Kenema and which started yesterday March 31st 2017 and completes on Sunday 2nd April 2017.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Coalition for Change Sierra Leone Calls on Government for More Time
Coalition for Change Sierra Leone a non- governmental organization operation throughout the country on Saturday 1st April 2017 at a public consultation with the people of the country, has expressed concern over the snail -pace of the ongoing Voter’s Registration Process in the country.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Signs MOU with Community Stakeholders inKoinadugu District
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) with support from the German Development Bank (KfW) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Koinadugu district council and stakeholders of Kakoya in the Kasonko chiefdom, Sonkoya in the Sulima chiefdom, Igaia, Yataya and Birowa in the WaraWaraYagalla chiefdoms to ensure proper operation, maintenance, and management of two newly constructed grain stores and three water wells.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Flour Mill Ends Public Consultation and Disclosure in Freetown
The Sierra Leone Flour Mill Limited which replaces Sea Board West Africa on Friday 31st March 2017, through a consultant Dr. Ralph Bona has successfully ended their findings on the environmental and Social impact assessment with residents of Cline Town community and other key stakeholders in the country.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shandong Pays Le 1 Billion as Surface Rent
Shandong Iron and Steel Group has paid close to one billion Leones to over seven chiefdoms in the northern districts of Bombali, Tonkolili and Port Loko. The COO of the Company Scott Lewis said the payment is a way of reaffirming the Company’s commitment to operate in the communities.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : DIFSIL To Celebrate Women’s Greatness & Fundraising Dinner
Disabled international foundation UK/Sierra Leone has on Friday 31st March 2017, in London hosted a fundraising dinner to climax the international women’s day celebration.
Apr 3, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP MPs Defer Decision on 4 Electoral Instruments
After an extensive debate on Thursday 30th March, 2017 relating to the Private Member’s Motion moved and seconded by Hon. Sualiho M. Koroma and Hon. Dickson Rogers respectively on the four constitutional and statutory instruments tabled in Parliament on Thursday 16th March 2017 by the Deputy Minister of Justice, John Arrow Bockarie, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the House, SBB Dumbuya has ruled, cognizant of the proposition made by the Minority Leader, Hon. Dr. Bernadette Lahai and supported by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Leonard Fofanah, that the motion remains inconclusive, pending the summoning of the officials of NEC on Monday 03rd April 2017 to explain to MPs on the electoral preparedness within the confines of the constitutive laws of Sierra Leone.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Decorates New Major General
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, Commander-in-Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has paid glowing tribute to the military for excelling both at home and abroad, in his statement while presiding over the decoration of the newly promoted Brigadier General Brima Sesay to Major General.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Youth Parliament Supports New Mobile Tariff
The Youth Parliament, hereinafter referred to as ‘the Parliament’ is a nonprofit, nongovernmental and a Civil Society Youth led organization that seeks to promote youth education, participation, representation and inclusion at all levels of governance in Sierra Leone; it is equally a platform for grooming future parliamentarians for our beloved nation.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : U.S, British Diplomats Tour Sea Wright Mining Facilities
Thursday 30th March, 2017: The United States Ambassador and the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone have visited the Sea Wright Mining Company Sites in the Njaima Sewafe, Kono District and Gorama Mende in the Kenema District respectively.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Health Coordination Hub Launched
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with the Information and Communications Ministry has officially launched its National eHealth Coordination Hub at the Shangri-La Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
Penguia Women on Gender Base Violence in Western Rural
With support from Sierra Leone Adult Education Association (SLADEA) through a German based organization, Bread for the World- Protestant Development Service ( Brot), a non -governmental organization, Penguia Women’s Development Organization over the weekend conducted two days consultative meeting with community stakeholders on Sexual and Gender base violence.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The 50\50 Group Sensitizes Regent Community Women on Maternal Mortality
The 50\50 group in collaboration with Christian Aid Sierra Leone has on Thursday 30th March 2017, held a dialogue program on empowering community women on addressing high incidences of maternal mortality and morbidity of women at the Regent Community Center.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan International Sierra Leone Donates Relief Items to Fire Victims in Moyamba District
Plan International Sierra Leone donated food and non-food items to fire victims at Kwellu Village, Fankunya Chiefdom, Mayamba District on the 24th March 2017.
Mar 31, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Appoints South-Eastern Majority Leader
According to news release from Sierra Leone Parliament Public Relations Department, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. SBB Dumbuya has on Wednesday 29th March 2017, announced in the Well of Parliament that Hon. Ibrahim Rasin Bundu has been relieved of his duty as Majority Leader of the House and the Leader of Government Business. The release states that the reason is because Hon. Bundu recently declares as a presidential hopeful for the March 07th 2018 election.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “I am the Chief Social Worker in Sierra Leone” - Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden
Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs in Sierra Leone, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has described herself as the “Chief Social Worker” in her country. She was addressing a jampacked to overflowing Mary Kingsley Auditorium at Fourah Bay College (FBC) on Tuesday March 28th 2017.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : More Investments In Energy, Health And Water Resources
On Tuesday 28th March 2017, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma received potential investors from Turkey on energy, health, waste and water resource management at State House in Freetown.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Independence Day Matter Continues in Court
The prosecution witness, Sergeant 6399 Brima Bangura attached to the OSD Division, Central Police Station testified in Court on Wednesday 29th March 2017 before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 that on Wednesday April 27th 2016, he was on duty when the accused persons came to his police station with the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) masquerade ‘Arie –Wutehteh’ and started using invective words on them.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:06

NEWS
AU Appoints Sierra Leone’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer as Chairperson of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health for West Africa
Deputy Chief Medical Officer 1, in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Sarian Kamara has been appointed Chairperson of the Specialized Technical Committee on Health, Population and Drug Control at the Second Meeting held on March 20-24, 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Wants to Extend Time of Registration
Sierra Leone House of Parliament has on Wednesday 19th March 2016, in a news release said it has tabled a move to extend the current voters registration process in the country.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Commits Bill on National Security and Central Intelligence Act 2017
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 29th March, 2017 extensively debated and committed the Bill on The National Security and Central Intelligence Act 2017 to its Legislative Committee for fine tuning and further scrutiny aimed at addressing emerging security threats, cognizant of human and logistical support, through security coordination from chiefdom to national level.
Mar 30, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Killed APC Youth's Mum Weeps Openly inside Kenema Court
The trial for the murder of an All Peoples Congress (APC) youth named Mohamed Taimeh 6 has on Monday 27th March 2017, continued at the Kenema Magistrate Court, presided over by Magistrate Alhaji Koroma.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “President Koroma still committed to Promote Maternal & Child Health in Sierra Leone” - Health Minister
Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has said that despite the numerous challenges within the Free Health Care Initiative, President Koroma is still committed to promote maternal, newborn and child health care across the country.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News ; SALWACO Director General Talks on Transformation
Director General of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Samuel Bangura has described President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma as not only a leader of Sierra Leone but the World at large because of his contributions towards young people in and out of the country.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 100 Million Bail for NPD Party Interim
Tuesday March 28th 2017, Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 has put on bail the interim Chairman of the National Progressive Democrat Party (NPDP) , Jesmed Foday Suma in the sum of One Hundred Million Leones with two sureties in like sum and that the accused person should handover his passport to the court and report after every three days to the court for his conducts against the state during the Njala students strike actions at the Freetown Cotton Tree by uttering that “If government does not take action on the Njala issue they will make this country ungovernable,’’.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLRSA Board Presents New Deputy Executive Director To Management
Reverend Michael Samura Chairman Board of Directors Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) has on Monday 27th March 2017 on behalf of the board of directors presented the new Deputy Executy Director of the Authority to Management.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Photo News
Chief Social Worker Thrills FBC Students
Chief Social Worker Thrills FBC Students
Mar 29, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Social Welfare Minister Commends Plan International Sierra Leone
The Minister of Social Welfare Gender & Children Affairs, Honorable Dr. Sylvia Blyden today paid a courtesy visit to the Country Director of Plan International Sierra Leone, Casely Ato Coleman. The Country Director updated the Minister on Plan International Sierra Leone’s strategic focus on girls for the next 5 years as well as current projects.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over Poor Electricity Supply…Candle Used in Ginger Hall CHC’s Labour Room
It could be recalled that in the Wednesday 22nd March 2017 publication, this reporter reported the issue of water shortage at the Ginger Hall Community Health Centre (CHC), and promised to continue investigating the matter and give update to our readers.
Mar 29, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Photo News
APC is already Losing 2018 as Strongholds Shun Registration
Our reporters around the country are reporting that whilst SLPP strongholds and Swing Areas like Freetown have active ongoing registration efforts, many other areas considered as ruling APC Strongholds, are seeing little or no registration. For whatever reasons, APC supporters are shunning the registration centers.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Launches National Land Policy
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday March 23, 2017, launched the National Land Policy at State House in Freetown. The lack of a National Land Policy over the years has contributed significantly to the current chaotic situation of poor land management, land grabbing and increased land litigations.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Speaker Declares Two Days PGA Regional Africa Workshop Open
Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor R.M Bah has on Monday 27th March 2017 on behalf of the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, officially declared open a two-day regional Africa workshop in Parliament, organized by Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) with the view of promoting, ratifying and implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC).
Mar 28, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Visa Fraudster in Detention
The complainant, Mohamed Dainkeh who works as a Clearing and Forwarding Officer at the Sierra Leone Water Quay testified yesterday March 27th 2017, before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 that between August to November 2015, the accused Albert Macauley met him at Cline Town in Freetown and told him that he want to collect Yellow Card for one of his business partner to travel out of the country.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AMR Gold Hands Over Newly Constructed School To Boost Education
Incorporated in 2011 as an exploration company, AMR Gold has played a leading role in various development programmes in Bombali District.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Part of IWD Celebrations….Women’s Forum Advocates For Survivors Of Sexual Violence During The War
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Dr. Sylvia Blyden revealed on Friday 17th March 2017 that she is in solidarity with the Women’s Forum of Sierra Leone (WF-SL) that has identified a very important sector in society, victims of sexual violence during the war and their children, reiterating that the continued welfare of the victims is a “critical issue” for all stakeholders for which she commended the Forum for lessening the effects of the war on the victims and their children.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Juba Hill Land Owner Acquitted and Discharged of Trespass
Mohamed Jalloh, of No. 2 Jalloh Road, Lokofakai, Juba Hill, Lumley, Freetown, was on Thursday 23rd March 2017, acquitted and discharged by Magistrate Anna Bonnie of Freetown Magistrate Court No. 3, in Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Meets With Development Partners
On Thursday March 23, 2017, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma held discussions with the Development Partners Committee (DEPAC) at State House in Freetown. The president engaged development partners among other things on the country’s economic outlook for 2017/18, elections preparedness, and updates on the president’s recovery priorities.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Adams Bangura Raises Concern Over Registration Process
Adams Foday Bangura, a Sierra Leonean born and raised in Brima Lane-Grass Field communities who currently resides in the United Kingdom but paid regular visits in the country on Monday 27th March 2017 paid visit to various registration centres in Constituencies 118 Ward 392 in the east end of Freetown.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Njala University Students Start Lectures Today
The former Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), and flagbearer aspirant for the 2018 Presidential Election, John Oponjo Benjamin has over the weekend issued a strongly worded statement condemning the loss of life and used of deadly force against students of Njala University in the Southern City of Bo. The incident took place on Thursday 23rd March 2017.
Mar 28, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC's S.I. Koroma Awakens Nostalgia

There was a feeling of nostalgia in Port Loko Township over the weekend as a newly unveiled statue of late All Peoples Congress Port Look strongman, Sorie Ibrahim Koroma, brought back fond memories of the various self help projects which Pa S.I. Koroma championed throughout his active political lifetime.
Mar 27, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Unveils Statue of Amb. Moseray Fadika
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Sunday 26th March 2017, unveiled the statue of the late philanthropist and business magnate Ambassador Moseray Gibril Santigie Fadika aka Super.
Mar 27, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : KLM Launches Non Stop Flight from Amsterdam to Freetown
KLM has officially launched its new direct nonstop link from Amsterdam to Freetown International Airport, Sierra Leone.
Mar 27, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NPD’s Interim Chairman Detained for Sedition and Disorderly Behaviour
The Interim Chairman and Leader of the National Progressive Democrat (NPD) Party, Jesmed Foday Suma on Friday March 24th 2017 arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 for allegedly uttering Seditious words during the Njala University students strike actions at the Freetown Cotton Tree that “If government does not take action on the Njala issue they will make this country ungovernable,’’.
Mar 27, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden Prays Jumah at Foulah Town Mosque
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden on Friday 24th March 2017 joined Muslims in observing Friday (Jumah) prayers at the Foulah Town Mosque in the East end of Freetown.
Mar 27, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Ministry Concludes Assessment of Care International (ECRHS) Project in Kambia
Ministry of Health and Sanitation has concluded its Assessment Mission of Care International Sierra Leone Epidemic Control and Re-enforcement of Health Service (ECRHS) Project in their operational sites in the Kambia district.
Mar 27, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Njala University Pleads for Strike To be Called off
Njala University Court has in a resolution on Thursday 23rd March 2017 appealed to the entire membership of the University's Academic Staff Association (ASA) to call off their strike action so as to ensure that University re-opens with immediate effect.
Mar 24, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : GoSL and Other Stakeholder Make Bold Commitments to Energy Access
Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL), Civil Society and Private Sector on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, joined force in call to action on energy access at Lagoonda conference center in Freetown organizes by ‘Power for All’.
Mar 24, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Finance Minister Signs Agreement for Freetown Water Supply Master Plan on World Water Day
There could have been no better way to commemorate World Water Day than to append signatures to what will become the biggest ever water supply and sanitation project in Sierra Leone, targeting Greater Freetown and its environs.
Mar 24, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gov’t Secures Nieni Office Space for Koinadugu Ebola Survivors
The All Peoples Congress led government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma through the Presidential Post Ebola Recovery Priorities on Sunday 19th March 2017 secured an office space for Koinadugu Ebola Survivors in Nieni Chiefdom, Kumala village. The symbolic handing over ceremony was graced on behalf of government by the tireless Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA), Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden.
Mar 24, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Late S.O Williams Murder Matter Continues
A petty trader at Belgium Market in Freetown, in his testimony yesterday Thursday March 23rd, 2017, before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 disclosed that he met the 1st accused on Thursday December 22nd, 2016 in a taxi at Lightfoot Boston Street in Freetown. When he disembarked from the taxi, the 1st accused showed him a White and Rose I-phone and he told him that he wants to open the phone.
Mar 24, 2017, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Plan is an international child centered humanitarian organization, which strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. In Sierra Leone, Plan’s focus is on education, health, youth and children’s empowerment backed by advocacy work that engages policy makers and the affected communities in dialogue on issues of inequality to promote lasting development.
Mar 24, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ODA & IOM Hold talks on Strengthening Sierra Leonean National Health Care Capacity Through Diaspora Engagement
The Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) on Tuesday 21st March 2017 had a successful meeting with International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Mar 24, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Gov’t & Kuwait Sign $17 Million for Lumley-Tokeh Road
On Wednesday March 22nd 2017, the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development signed a loan agreement with the All Peoples Congress (APC) led-Government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koromain in Freetown to provide a loan of USD$17 million for the construction of the Lumley-Tokeh road.
Mar 23, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Court Hears Case of Alleged Theft at Santana House
The second prosecution witness, Daniel Emmanuel Kargbo , who identified himself as the Accountant and Operations’ officer of the Evangelical Fellowship Sierra Leone, in his testimony yesterday on Wednesday 22nd March 2017, before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 said that on Tuesday February 21st 2017 he was on duty at his office and around 10-11 am in the morning he got a telephone Call from one Reverend Michael Abdulai who informed him about the incident and he instructed him to report the matter to police.
Mar 23, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese Agricultural Technical Team Donates Fertilizers and Vegetable Seeds to Western Rural Farmers
The China-Aid Agricultural Technical Team to Sierra Leone, has on Tuesday 21st of March 2017, donated consignment of fertilizers, vegetable seeds and other materials to farmers in the western rural communities at Ogoo Farm west of Freetown.
Mar 23, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mother Throws One Day Old Baby in a Toilet Pit
On Friday 17th March 2017, one Adamsay Jalloh was arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abubakarr Binneh Kamara at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 for allegedly throwing her one day old baby in a toilet pit.
Mar 23, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
JOB Petition SLPP Rules and Regulations
The erstwhile Chairman & Leader of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), and Flagbearer Aspirant for the party and also a signatory to the Peace Protocol signed this year, John Oponjo Benjamin has petitioned the rules and regulations of the SLPP gazetted by the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).
Mar 23, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WHH Engages Youths of Makeni City :Youths at the brainstorming session pay attention as Mayor Sunkarie makes a statement
Welthungerhilfe has ended a-day brainstorming session with representatives of various youth groups in Makeni, on waste management. In his welcome address, the Chief Administrator at the Makeni City Council, William Alpha welcomed the various youth groups in Makeni, to the first youth brainstorming session organised by ‘Welthungerhilfe’ in collaboration with the Makeni City Council, on waste management.
Mar 23, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown Teachers College Takes Ownership of the Pay No Bribe Campaign
In targeting pilot Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the Pay No Bribe (PNB) project, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday 21st March 2017 engaged the administration and staff of the Freetown Teachers Colleges (FTC), where they took ownership of the campaign. The meeting which took place at the College’s Main Hall in Jui attracted 70 participants.
Mar 23, 2017, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Pa Blyden : The man, the myth, the legend
Pa Blyden : The man, the myth, the legend
Mar 23, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Thanks For Sympathy Edward Walter Babatunde Gustavus Blyden
THANKS FOR SYMPATHY Edward Walter Babatunde Gustavus Blyden
Mar 23, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As party stalwarts mourn the death of Musu APC and Hon. Oya Sankoh...APC Shocked as Two Grassroots Die in 24 Hours
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party of Sierra Leone has been shocked over the death of two grassroot women within the period of twenty-four (24) hours.
Mar 22, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
APC Govt Gives 100 Million to 38 Ebola Survivors
The All Peoples Congress led government of President Ernest Koroma has continued to keep its promises to Ebola survivors. The latest was yesterday Sunday 19th March 2017 when 38 Ebola survivors in Nieni Chiefdom received their last tranche of cash in the SPRES programme initiated and signed by Social Welfare Minister Dr. Sylvia Blyden last year.
Mar 22, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
Kenema Magistrate Absent in Murder Case of APC Youth
Magistrate Alhaji Koroma of Kenema Magistrate Court was absent on Monday 20th March 2017, in a case that involved a bunch of seven men alleged to have brutally executed late Mohamed Taimeh 6 who was a famous APC youth in Kenema Town, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.
Mar 22, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Update on Wesley Street Accident Disaster!
It is confirmed that all residents who were in the affected house are now accounted for.Two unfortunately did not make it and are at Mortuary.
Mar 22, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Commonwealth Special Envoy
On Monday March 20, 2017, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma met with the Head of West Africa Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rob Dixon.
Mar 22, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SNBCC and SLeCAD Holds Round Table Business Discussion
The Sierra Leone Netherlands Business Cultural Council (SNBCC) in collaboration with the Sierra Chamber of Agribusiness Development (SLeCAD) has on Friday 17th March, 2017 held its first round table business discussion in Sierra Leone at the Cube Restaurant, Central Freetown.
Mar 22, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Poda- Poda Apprentice in Custody for Sexual Touching
One Umaru Nabieu of No. 24 Africanous Road, Kissy in the East End of Freetown, yesterday 21st March 2017 was remanded in custody at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center by Magistrate Albert Moody presiding over the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 for the alleged Sexual Touching of a nine (9) years old girl child (name withheld).
Mar 22, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As NEC Establishes 3,300 Registration Centers (RCs) Countrywide...North= 1,307 RCs, South= 821 RCs, East= 787 RCs, West= 385 RCs
In its four (4) electoral regions, fourteen (14) electoral districts, one hundred and thirty-two (132) constituencies, and four hundred and twenty-three (423) wards, the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone has established a total of three thousand three hundred (3,300) registration centers nationwide to commence the Civil Registration Process.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “UTB Is an Indigenous Business Sierra Leoneans Should Be Proud of” – Says President Koroma
The Union Trust Bank (UTB) Limited is an indigenous business institution Sierra Leoneans should be very proud of,” President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma said during the official opening and dedication of the bank’s new corporate headquarters building at Howe Street in Central Freetown on Friday March 17th, 2017.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson Appointed Ombudsman Of Sierra Leone
Pursuance to Section 3 of the Ombudsman Act No. 2 of 1997, His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, on Monday 20th March 2017 appointed Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson as Ombudsman, subject to the approval of Parliament.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Blood Spills at Kroo Bay Field in Freetown
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 yesterday March 20th 2017, has remanded in custody one Alieu Samura to the Male Correctional Center at Pademba Road in Freetown for allegedly wounding one Kekuda Bangura at the Kroo Bay Field in Freetown and thereby causing him serious bodily harm.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : No Water in Ginger Hall Community Health Center’s Labour Room
Ginger Hall Community, situated at the foot of Mount Aureol in the Eastern Part of Freetown is a highly populated community but deprived of certain basic amenities in the Community Health Center to facilitate complete access to the Free Heath Care.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNDP Engages MPs on Climate Change
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Water Resources on Wednesday 15th March 2017 engaged Members of Parliament in a one day sensitization workshop on climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) at the Kona Lodge, in Freetown.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
APC's Musu 'Minister without Portfolio' is Dead
Family sources say that the All Peoples Congress (APC) has lost one of its vibrant grassroot women.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Agriculture Minister II Launches SLADF First Call Concept Note
Deputy Minister of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security (MAFF) II, Hon. Lovel Thomas has on Thursday 16th March 2017 officially launched the first call concept notes of the Sierra Leone Business Agribusiness Development Fund (SLADF) at the Bintumani International Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown.
Mar 21, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Govt Gives 100 Million to 38 Ebola Survivors
The All Peoples Congress led government of President Ernest Koroma has continued to keep its promises to Ebola survivors. The latest was yesterday Sunday 19th March 2017 when 38 Ebola survivors in Nieni Chiefdom received their last tranche of cash in the SPRES programme initiated and signed by Social Welfare Minister Dr. Sylvia Blyden last year.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Opens Limkokwing University
As part of government’s continuous efforts in providing quality and affordable education for all, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma Friday March 17, 2017, officially opened the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology at the college’s campus at Hill Station in Freetown.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Beetus Text & Seven Other AYV Staff on Bail for Alleged Theft
The first prosecution witness, Detective Assistance Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohamed Kugba Alieu , Head of the Breaking and Larceny Syndicate at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters Pademba Road in Freetown, on Friday March 17th 2017, testified before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1. ASP Mohamed Kugba Alieu told the court that on Monday February 27th 2017 around 7am in the morning he was on duty when the management of the African Young Voices (AYV) reported a matter of an alleged theft of office breaking and larceny.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Japan GGHSP Scheme Grants US$ 155,009 to Support Grassroots Human Security Projects in Sierra Leone
The Japanese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, HE Kaoru Yoshimura under the Japanese GGHSP scheme has granted One billion and one hundred million Leones (US$ 155,009) to two different communities in Sierra Leone to assist in the construction of safe home for Sexual and Gender Based Violence Victims and the construction of primary school.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Relay Baton Slams On Fourah Bay College Campus
A joint delegation from the Commonwealth Games and the Sierra Leone Olympic Committee on Thursday 16th March arrived on Fourah Bay College campus to showcase the Queen’s Relay Baton. The event attracted both staff and students of the University who received the delegation at the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Ministry Of Health And Sanitation Extension Of Dead Line – 31st March 2017
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) works with development partners, implementers and various Government Departments to deliver health care services to the Sierra Leonean Population.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REQUIREMENT FOR A SOUTH AFRICAN VISA
The government of South Africa has appointed VFS Global in May 2013 to facilitate and manage the visa applications. VFS Global does not have the authority to adjudicate on any application, as the outcome of all the applications still lies with the South African High commission in Accra, Ghana.
Mar 20, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sylvia Blyden Accepts CFN Apology; Counsels Children To Be Law Abiding
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has on Wednesday March 15th 2017, accepted a formal apology from the national president, elected executives and members of the Children’s Forum Network (CFN). According to the children, their recent acts against their minister was caused by them receiving many wrong information which led to them making errors and false assumptions.
Mar 17, 2017, 17:17

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Electricity: APC & SLPP MPs Ratify $53 Million For Bo & Kenema
The Parliament of Sierra Leone which comprises members from both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has on Thursday 16th March 2017 debated and ratified two agreements worth $ 53 Million for the improvement and sustainable supply of electricity to the people of Bo and Kenema Districts respectively.
Mar 17, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 17 bullets discovered on Late S.O. Williams’ Corpse
Third prosecution witness, Detective Police Constable 9381 Samuel Mansaray, testifying before the principal Magistrate of the Freetown Magistrate court No.1, Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara, yesterday March 16th 2017, told the court that he is attached to the Crime Writers office as exhibit clerk at the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Freetown and that after investigation, 17 bullets were discorvered on the corpse of the late Samuel O. Williams.
Mar 17, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan International Sierra Leone Launches the Child Friendly Learning Centre Project in Kolisokoh
The Country Director of Plan International Sierra Leone, Mr. Casely Ato Coleman has on the 9th of March 2017 cut the sod for the construction of a community managed child-friendly learning centre in Kolisokoh community in the Bombali district.
Mar 17, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Commercial Summit ends in Freetown
A day Commercial Law Summit ended on Tuesday 14th March 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel at Aberdeen in Freetown. The event, which attracted several important personalities from the business community, private sector, the judiciary, legal professionals, civil society and government officials, was supported by UK Aid and ROLE UK.
Mar 17, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Politics
As Alpha Timbo, Maada Bio & Co. turn to Owemongers...SLPP North HQ Painted Red By Unpaid Landlord
Northern Regional Headquarters of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has been closed and painted red by its unpaid landlord, who claimed that the party has not paid him rent for over two years now. The closure of the SLPP regional headquarters has thus rendered its rich 2018 Presidential Aspirants: including Alpha Timbo, Maada Boi and co. as ‘owemongers’.
Mar 16, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
APC Western Area Chairman Calls for Massive Registration
Western Area Regional Chairman of the Sierra Leone ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party has called on residents of the Western Area to come out in their numbers and to register for the March 7th 2018 general elections.
Mar 16, 2017, 17:08


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