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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Wesleyan Church Presents New National Superintendent to President Koroma
The Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone on Thursday, 1st June 2017, presented Reverend John A. Baminhoma as their new National Superintendent to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Jun 6, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
EXTRORDINARY SESSION OF THE UNION MINISTERIAL COUNCIL
An Extra Ordinary Session of the Mano River Union (MRU) Ministerial Council was held at the Farmington Hotel in Harbel, Margibi County, Republic of Liberia on Saturday 03 June 2017. This meeting was chaired by H.E. Mrs. Kanny Diallo, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation of the Republic of Guinea, Chairperson of the Union Ministerial Council (UMC); In attendance were:
Jun 6, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP & APC at War Over MKM’s Arrest
Deputy Publicity Secretary 1 of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, Hon. Cornelius Deveaux during a telephone interview with Awareness Times Newspaper on Sunday 4th June 2017, debunked and lambasted a press release from the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) accusing the APC party over the arrest and trials of the Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, who is fondly called MKM.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Reshuffle Continues at Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs Ministry
“It is not the fault of the Honourable Minister that London Post Office no longer has a vacancy for a certain former postman to be delivering letters from door to door,” was the reaction of a close friend of Hon. Minister Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, to the confused mutterings of her predecessor at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Red Cross Organises One Day Training Program for Journalists & Stakeholders
Journalists from both the Print and Electronic media and officers of the Sierra Leone Police, Republic of the Sierra Leone Arm Forces, the Sierra Leone Correctional Service and the Sierra Leone Fire Force on Friday June 2nd 2017 have benefitted from a one day training program on the activities, emblem and operations of the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : COMAHS Students Launch Friends of Nature Club
Medical students of College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) has on Friday 2nd June 2017, launched the Friends of Nature Club with the theme “Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development” at the main campus of the aforesaid college, Kossoh Town, Western Rural District of Freetown.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Politics
APC Announces Date and Criteria for National Convention
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party has on Friday 2nd June 2017 announced that September 5th & 6th is slated for its national delegate’s congress and the election/selection of their party’s presidential candidate for the 2018 presidential election.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Japanese Embassy Boost Flood Victims & Commission Stores for Farmers
The Japanese Government Japanese Embassy in Sierra Leone has on Wednesday 30th of May 2017 officially displayed and handed over to flood victims in the presence of members of the public a unique water purification system using a modernized technology to help in ameliorating the suffering of the masses and to enhance safe and pure drinking water.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Indigenes of Rotifunk Donate Zinc to Bumpeh Academy Secondary School
On Monday 28th May 2017, some indigenes of Rotifunk in Bumpeh Chiefdom have responded to the cry of the Chiefdom by donating thirteen (13) bundles of zinc and other valuable items to help fixed up the school that was destroyed by a heavy storm of rain that swept off the roof of the Bumpeh Academy Secondary School.
Jun 5, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kamarainba Arrest by Police is hottest talk of Social Media
Yesterday June 1st 2017 was a noted day on social media as Sierra Leoneans from all over the world took to their keypads to type out their views on the dramatic arrest by Police of one of the most popular opposition leaders in Sierra Leone in the person of the charismatic Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray.
Jun 2, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CDF Convict Allieu Kondewa Granted Conditional Early Release, With 10 Months Delay
Allieu Kondewa will be granted Conditional Early Release, but only after he serves an additional ten months in custody, the President of the Residual Special Court for Sierra Leone (RSCSL) Justice Renate Winter ruled on Monday May 29th 2017.
Jun 2, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 50/50 Group and OSIWA Trains 50 Correctional Officers
The 50/50 Group in Partnership with Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) on Thursday 1st June 2017 started a two-day Training workshop at the Group’s headquarters, OAU Drive, Tower Hill, Freetown. The training is titled; Breaking Barriers: Empowering Female Correctional Officers in Leadership Skills for Political Participation.
Jun 2, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gold Fraudster Remanded in Detention
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 has on yesterday June 1st, 2017 remanded in custody one Mohamed Chernor Bah at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for allegedly converting to his own use and benefit the sum of eight hundred and seventeen million five hundred thousand Leones which is equivalent to $ 109,000 United States Dollars entrusted to him by one Justin Bundu Kamara for the purpose of buying gold.
Jun 2, 2017, 17:02

NEWS
Joseph B. Dauda Dies In Ghana
The death is reported of former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the APC government.
Jun 2, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Elections Head Challenges SLPP to Show Evidence
Responding to a story making the rounds on social media and other media outlets that about fifty (50) card bearing members of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party have defected to the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Hon. Leonard Balogun Koroma who is the National Elections Coordinator for the ruling APC party has on the 31st day of May, 2017 challenged the SLPP to produce the APC party card of the said defected members.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Massive Agriculture and electricity investments for Sierra Leone
The proposed Photovoltaic agricultural projects are well set to transform the country’s agricultural sector with a massive investment, which is in line with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank Delegation Visits Fiber Optic Facility
A high-powered delegation from World Bank Group on Development Finance headed by its Vice President Axel Van Trotsenburg on Tuesday 30th May 2017 visited the facility of the Fiber Optic Cable in Lumley, Freetown.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone represented at opening of 72nd Session of UN General AssemblySierra Leone represented at opening of 72nd Session of UN General Assembly
Sierra Leone was among many nations represented at the official opening of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters on Wednesday May 31, 2017.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
UNDP Updates MPs on Role of Parliament on SDGs
United Nation Development Programmes has on Wednesday 31st May 2017 updates members of Parliament on the role of parliament on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at committee room one in parliament.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
American Business Council (ABC) Launched in Sierra Leone
The American Business Council (ABC) of Sierra Leone was officially launched on May 25, 2017, as a forum for U.S. and Sierra Leonean companies to strengthen commercial ties between the two countries. U.S. Ambassador John Hoover joined the President of the new ABC, Mr. Vincent Balogun, to mark the occasion.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RIPSTA Culture Engages ODA on the Multicultural Faces Festival
The Office of Diaspora Affairs (ODA) has on Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 received in audience RIPSTA Culture Global Education Development Organization.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Re-affirms preparedness for a Toxic Free Future
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Samura M. W. Kamara has reaffirmed to World Leaders the country’s preparedness to work within the framework of a solid partnership intended to build a toxic free future, where dangerous chemicals are no longer produced, used or released on their sovereign terrains.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “I am grateful to President Koroma for his inspiration”… CFS CEO avers
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CFS construction company, Mr. Patrick Koroma has showers praises on H E Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for his words of inspiration given to members of the timber association when they visited him sometimes in 2014 to plead for the ban of timber exportation to be lifted.
Jun 1, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Joins APC to declare a new City in Port Loko
The House of Parliament has yesterday 30th May 2017, amended the 2004 Local Government Act in a unanimous decision by both sides of the aisle.
May 31, 2017, 17:14

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sierra Leoneans still shamefully abusing social media to mislead public and tarnish the names of Government and country
All for the sake of political capital, Sierra Leoneans are still abusing the social media to mislead the general public at home and tarnish the names of the ruling All People’s Congress ( APC ) Government and the country.
May 31, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lebanese Community Doles Items Worth Le120,000,000 to 34 Mosques
The Lebanese Community in Sierra Leone headed by Samir Hassaniyeh has on Tuesday 30th May 2017, donated food items worth over one hundred and twenty million Leones (Le120,000,000) to 34 Mosques in Freetown at the Central Mosque, Freetown.
May 31, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Government striving for a Tobacco Free Sierra Leone” says Dr. Alie Wurie
Director of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health and Sanitation Dr. Alie Wurie has on Tuesday 30 May 2017, told newsmen at a press conference held in the conference room of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Youyi Building, Freetown, on the World No Tobacco Day that the government is striving for a tobacco free Sierra Leone.
May 31, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Residents of Mabilafu in Tonkolili Cheers up SUNBIRD Bio Energy Sierra Leone Limited
The residents of Mabilafu in Tonkolili District have expressed satisfaction over the operations of the SUNBIRD Bio Energy Sierra Leone Limited what they described as hope for the people residing in the district especially in the area of education and the health sector that have been made available to them.
May 31, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Military Officer and Civil Servant Dibs Mercury’s 4/50 Jackpot
Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot Lottery draw number 191 was won by two Sierra Leoneans; Alusine Sillah (A military officer) and Abdul Jalil Elba (A civil Servant) respectively on Friday 26th May, 2017.
May 31, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Okays National Water Resources Management Act, 2017
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 30th May, 2017 okayed a Bill entitled National Water Resources Management Act.
May 31, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As it Publishes Annual Financial Statement...Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Tops Again
Auditors KPMG-Sierra Leone has certified that the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank stands on sound financial footing. In its annual reviews of commercial banks under its supervision, the Central Bank rates SLCB as one of the two leading financial institutions in the county.
May 31, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Court of Appeal To Decide SLPP's Fate on June 5th
The acting Public Relations Officer of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) has on 29th May 2017 informed the general public that solicitors for the party have received a notice from the Court of Appeal in the matter between Alusine Bangura, Alex Kargbo and Victor Sheriff vs the SLPP.
May 30, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Imams present new president to Hon. Minister responsible for Religious Affairs
The United Council of Imams who earlier this year lost their erstwhile president Alhaji Yaya Deen Kamara, have chosen a new president in the person of SHEIK ALHAJI DR. MUHAMMAD HABIB SHERIFF and have now presented him to the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden whose portfolio includes oversight of all religious matters in Sierra Leone.
May 30, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As President Koroma grows more feathers in the post Ebola Recovery drive… Japanese Government Donates 20 Ambulances to Sierra Leone
The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Sierra Leone His Excellency Ambassador Mr. Kaoru Yoshimura during the handing over ceremony of the twenty (20) Ambulances to the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation said that the donation was made possible through the Japanese Emergency Grant Aid.
May 30, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Nearly two-third of the Population Depend on Agriculture” says Agric Minister
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Prof. Monty Jones said nearly two-third of the country’s population depends on agriculture for its livelihood and it’s responsible for almost half of the country’s GDP.
May 30, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Africell Switches on Symbolic Ramadan Crescent Moon
Africell mobile company, one of the leading mobile companies in Sierra Leone has on Saturday 27th May 2017, switched on its symbolic Ramadan Crescent Moon at its Edifice, Wilberforce in Freetown.
May 30, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Investigates Casinos
The oversight committee on Tourism has on Tuesday 23rd May, 2017 investigates three different Casinos, Leone Casino, Lagonda Casino and freedom Jackpot faced the committee on Tourism to explain to the committee about their operations in the country.
May 30, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Court to decide soon …Man Threatens to Kill His Blood Brother
Two brothers, Patrick Bucknor who is the complainant and Edward Bucknor who is the defendant yesterday made their first appearance before Magistrate Albert Moody of the Freetown Magistrate Court N0.2 to hear an alleged case of threaten to kill and other related offenses.
May 30, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Bites 13% Out of SLPP’s Segbwema Strength
The Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) headed by Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has bitten off 13% of the support base of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in Ward 025 of Segbwema, Kailahun, Eastern Sierra Leone.
May 29, 2017, 12:12

NEWS
Women’s Forum Secretary General heads to High Level African Women Leaders Meeting in New York
Mrs. Gladys Hastings Spaine, the elected Secretary-General of the WOMEN'S FORUM of Sierra Leone is today flying out of Sierra Leone to attend the "High-Level Women Leaders Forum for Africa's Transformation."
May 29, 2017, 12:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
REVENUE TRANSFERRED BETWEEN TRANSIT BANKS AND THE CONSOLIDATED FUND (LAW COURTS).
The National Revenue Authority (NRA) in July 2011 resolved to transfer the task of collecting revenue from Taxpayers to the Commercial Banks. This was a move that received support from both the Executive and the Legislative arms of government. The aim was to expedite the transfer of funds to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) and to protect the flow of Government revenue.
May 29, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ombudsman Unveils 100-day Action Plan
The Ombudsman of Sierra Leone, Mr. Melron Nicol-Wilson Esq On Friday 26 May 2017, unveiled his 100-Day Action Plan in a Press Conference at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) in Freetown, giving a new direction to achieving administrative justice and safeguard human rights in Sierra Leone and achieving HE President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity (A4P).
May 29, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Blind Citizen to Head Social Welfare Ministry in Northern Province
Credible reports from corridors of the Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, indicates a massive reshuffle of the entire ministry has commenced today May 26th 2017. One of the most outstanding is the appointment of a person with disability to head the Ministry’s operations in Northern Province.
May 29, 2017, 12:04

NEWS
Parliament of Turkey to Establish Friendship with Sierra Leone Parliament
Ambassador of Turkey accredited to Sierra Leone, Mersin Beyazit paid courtesy call on the Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Sierra Leone Parliament, SBB Dumbuya on Friday 26th May 2017 and assured him of the establishment of a Turkey-Friendship to the Parliament of Sierra Leone.
May 29, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Politics
As his new party contest its first election in South-East:....Kamarainba ready to Disgrace JOB & APC in Segbwema
Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on Thursday 25th May 2017, told Awareness Times Newspaper that the ADP is ready to disgrace both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party as well as John Oponjo Benjamin (JOB) of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in tomorrow’s bye election for Ward 025, Segbwema Town, Kailahun District, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.
May 26, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Tony Konomanyi Declares for Koidu City Mayor
A born and bred in Kono district, Tony Tamba Konomanyi has on Thursday 25th May 2017, declared his intention to run for the Mayoral position of the Koidu New Sembehun City Council under the ticket of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
May 26, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Youngest Editor off to World Bank Sponsored International Workshop
25 years old Abdul Malik Bangura, the youngest newspaper editor in West Africa who edits Sierra Leone’s most widely read newspaper, Awareness Times, will be flying out of the country today to participate in an international workshop sponsored by the World Bank scheduled for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on May 29-June 3, 2017.
May 26, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Finance Act, 2017 Again
Members of Parliament from both All Peoples Congress (APC) Party and Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have on Thursday 25th May 2017, once again approved the Finance Act, 2017 that was approved in April this year but sent back by HE President Ernest Bai Koroma in order to accommodate the comments made by the President in accordance with Standing Order (SO) 58(6) and section 106(7and8) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone.
May 26, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank and Sierra Leone to Hold Development Finance Forum
The Government of Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, has scheduled Monday 29th May 2017, to convey the first Sierra Leone Development Finance Forum in the Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown.
May 26, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Party’s Good Leadership Hailed By Ghana’s Prezo
The All Peoples Congress (APC) Party led government of His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has been lavishly praised by Ghana’s President, His Excellency Dr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for its good leadership of the people of Sierra Leone.
May 25, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Prepares for Mass Mosquito Net Distribution
FREETOWN, 25 May 2017 – The National Malaria Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have pre-positioned around 4.3 million treated mosquito bed nets ahead of the planned nationwide mass distribution campaign on 1-10 June, 2017.
May 25, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Diakonia Theological College Holds 2nd Annual Leaders Seminar
Diakonia Theological College (DTC) has held its second annual leaders seminar at The Temple of Truth Ministry at Wellington, on Saturday 20 May 2017, east of Freetown.
May 25, 2017, 17:04

NEWS
Fonti advocates for alternative education
Journalist Abdul Karim (Fonti) Kabia has called on the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and donor partners across the world to consider the introduction of alternative means of education in Sierra Leone.
May 25, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Tribute to Femi Turner – The Unsung Hero of the 50/50 Group
The news of the death of Mr. Michael Femi Turner came as a shock and big blow to all of us members of the 50/50 Group. We will be forever grateful to him for the free professional services rendered to the organisation during the construction of our building at Tower Hill. Femi continued to show interest in the building and was never tired of our constant demand on his time and expertise.
May 25, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Passes Sierra Leone Water Company Act 2017 into Law
Sierra Leone House of Parliament has on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 ratified Water Bill entitled Sierra Leone Water Company Act, 2017 being an Act to provides for the continuance in existence of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), to provide for a more efficient and effective management of community and rural water supply systems in specified areas, to provide for the facilitation of water sanitation and delivery in Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.
May 24, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RSLAF Launches Foreign Languages Training Programme
On Tuesday 2nd May 2017, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has officially launched the Foreign Languages Training programme in Chinese, French and Arabic Languages at the Armed Forces Educational Center (AFEC), Wilberforce Barracks in Freetown.
May 24, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Salpost MD outlines achievements
The Consultant Managing Director of the Sierra Leone Postal Service Limited (SALPOST), Samuel Koroma, has disclosed that lot has been remarkably achieved by the entity since he took over office in 2012.
May 24, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Engages Staff of EDSA in Bombali on the PNB Campaign
In its quest to heighten public awareness on the Pay No Bribe campaign (PNB), the Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday 18th May 2017 engaged the management and staff of Electricity, Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) at their Electricity Road Office, in Makeni.
May 24, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a ‘loser’
US President Donald Trump has called those behind the Manchester suicide bombing and other similar attacks “evil losers in life”.
May 24, 2017, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
7-storey APC/ CPC building and the hue and cry by detractors: The points being missed by the rabble-rousers
Why the hue and cry by antagonists of the All People’s Congress ( APC ) over the new APC / China Communist Party building about to be constructed in Sierra Leone ?
May 24, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MAFF Participates in the 1st Annual Cashew Farmers Assembly
The Cashew Farmers Association from Portloko district has over the weekend held its 1st Assembly of Cashew Farmers at Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security’s branch in Port Loko town with the aim to gather all stakeholders involved into the cashew value chain in the region to debate and highlight the role of cashew farming in Sierra Leone.
May 24, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Methodist Girls’ High School Global Alumnae Fundraiser
Former students of the Methodist Girls’ High School in Freetown who are now living and working abroad have formed a new organization called the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumnae.
May 24, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRCSL Holds First Mobile Complaint Hearing
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone with funding from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday 22nd to 23rd May conducted a mobile complaint hearing in Pujehun.
May 24, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Concerned over Warmonger SLPP Spokesman
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has expressed concern over what he referred to as the “warmonger attitude” of the Acting Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
May 23, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Through Ernest Bai Koroma, Magburaka has given to Sierra Leone, Africa and the World A Worthy Leadership”- VP. Foh Tells MOBA
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Friday 19th May, 2017 graced the Speech Day and Prize-Giving Ceremony of the Magburaka Secondary School For Boys, an Alma Mater of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on whose behalf he conveyed warm greetings and best wishes for the celebrations and continued growth and development of the school.
May 23, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Charliesco Donates Building Materials and PA System to Five Mosques
The Chief Executive Officer and owner of Charliesco Enterprise, Water Company, Rental Vehicles and Security Agency in the East and Central Part of Freetown, Charlie Williams on Friday 19th May 2017 donated eighty (80) bags of cement, two bundles of zinc, shovels, pickaxes, PA System, cash for work and plenty construction tools to five different Mosques and a youth group in Constituency 100 Kissy, East of Freetown.
May 23, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Stakeholders Discuss the Importance of Toll Road in Sierra Leone
In a move gearing towards raising awareness and sensitizing the public about the importance and economic benefit of the toll road stretching from Wellington to Masiaka, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, on Friday 19th May 2017,at the Youth Ministry conference hall, engaged stakeholders from different facet in society, including civil society activists to continued educating and raising awareness on the importance of the toll road.
May 23, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WAHO/UNDP Mission to Identify Needs of National Reference Laboratories
The West African Health Organization (WAHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked on a mission to Sierra Leone from May 22-24, 2017 to identify the upgrading needs of the National Reference Laboratories of the Mano River Union countries.
May 23, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As they promise to Self-Police in Upholding EBK's Policy to Protect Girls... APC Leader enjoys Respect of Bondo Society & Soways
Top leaders of the sacred all-women Bondo Society in Sierra Leone, popularly known as Soweis, have over the weekend praised the name of Ernest Bai Koroma, Head of State, Chairman and Leader of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) for his government's wisdom in managing issues around the aspect of female circumcision. The women, whilst promising to individually uphold President Ernest Koroma's call for protection of girls, went on to assure they will also be policing one another to ensure no more girls are initiated or circumcised inside Sierra Leone.
May 22, 2017, 12:06

NEWS
President Koroma Joins Donald Trump and other World Leaders in Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone’s President has arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the kind invitation of the Saudi Monarch.
May 22, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Peace and Conflict Students Construct Peace Garden
Students of Peace and Conflict Studies Department, Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone (USL) has unveiled their Peace Park on Thursday May 18th, 2017 at the college campus, Mt Aureol, Freetown.
May 22, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pharmacists Trained on Leadership Development Programme
As part of its technical assistance in strengthening the Directorate of Drugs and Medical Supplies to achieve its objectives, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Systems for Improved Access for Pharmaceutical and Services (SIAPS) has concluded a three-day workshop on Leadership Development Programme (LDP) for Pharmacists on Thursday May 18, 2017 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.
May 22, 2017, 12:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
As she proudly flies the Sierra Leone Green, White & Blue flag in USA... Sylvia Blyden Speaks from Washington DC, USA
I left Yale University yesterday May 17th where we completed Phase 1 of our African Women Leadership Forum. Now starting Phase 2 in Washington DC where I am at U.S. Congress for several meetings of great African Women Leaders.
May 19, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Protecting Girls from Circumcision Takes Centerstage in Waterloo Today
Government of Sierra Leone is today Friday 19th May 2017, going to team up with Soweis of the Bondo Society in a Grand National event to be held in Waterloo that will see officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) use the chance to propagate His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma's policy on Female Circumcision also known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
May 19, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
Saudi King Invites President Koroma Again
Sierra Leone’s President has been invited to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which will be held on Sunday, May 21, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed.
May 19, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gender Director Speaks on Protecting Girls from Circumcision
The Director of Gender at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Mr. Charles Vandy has yesterday May 18th 2017, spoken on government’s plans to protect girls from female circumcision also known as FGM. He was speaking whilst distancing the government from a publication in yesterday edition of New Citizen Newspaper.
May 19, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Agriculture Minister Updates Members of Parliament
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Professor Patrick Monty Jones has on Thursday 18th May 2107, updated the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Agriculture, on the 2016 and 2017 Annual Progress of the Agriculture Ministry.
May 19, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
NCD Successfully Conducts a Survey on the State of Democracy in Sierra Leone
Since the adoption of the 1991 multi-party Constitution of Sierra Leone, there has never been a thorough survey from a predominantly Sierra Leonean perspective to investigate, with scientific evidence, the status of democracy in the country. Surveys with regards the state of democracy in Sierra Leone are crucial to articulate with empirical evidence the governance landscape from the standpoint of statistical analyses.
May 19, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The General Security Situation Country-Wide is Relatively Peaceful—CID Boss Say
The Head of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mohamed Bendu Kamara has told news men on Thursday 18th May 2017 that the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is on top of situation in addressing security issues of armed robbery and other related matters of interest. He assured the press and the public in general at the weekly government press briefing, in the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Conference Room #8 Youyi Building, Freetown.
May 19, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC and SLPP MPs vote to withdrawal of Statutory Instrument No. 12 of 2016 entitled “The Council of Legal Education Act, 1989 (Act No. 1 of 1989)”
Parliament of Sierra Leone, which comprises Members from both the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP) and the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) has debated and voted unanimously on the withdrawal of Statutory Instrument No. 12 of 2016 entitled “The Council of Legal Education Act, 1989 (Act No. 1 of 1989)” on Wednesday 17th May 2017.
May 18, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ITU To Extend Digital Migration Deadline
Sierra Leone’s delegation to the ongoing annual ITU Council meeting in Geneva has held frvuitful discussions with the ITU leadership which is set to unlock great potentials that will be of immense benefit to the country and will include an extension of the ITU June 17, 2017 deadline for the country to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting to December 2017.
May 18, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Updates SALWACO Staff on the PNB Campaign
Management and staff of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) Makeni Station in a customized meeting with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Northern Regional Office pledged to uphold integrity in the execution of their duties. This declaration was made on Tuesday 16th May 2017at SALWACO Office, Waterworks Road in Makeni.
May 18, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 50 Youth Groups Trained & Equipped for Door to Door Cleaning
50 youth groups in the Western Urban and Western Rural Districts of Freetown have completed their training in household waste management collection on Monday 16th May 2017 and were empowered with brand-new equipment; Tricycles, Shovels, Wheel-Barrows to name but few from Freetown City council (FCC) and the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) at Bolling Street, Kingtom, Freetown.
May 18, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Lady Sia Koroma Honours 100 Years Old Caroline Kayinde Whitfield
The distinguished First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, has on behalf of her husband H.E. President Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government and People of Sierra Leone, honoured Sierra Leone citizen Mrs. Caroline Kayinde Whitfield as the latter turns 100 years of age yesterday17th May 2017. The joyful news of the 100th Birthday was officially conveyed to the Government by the family of the much loved old lady.
May 18, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Special Advisor To The Prime Minister Of Ethiopia Call On The Hon. Vice President
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh today Wednesday 17th May, 2017 received in audience the Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghedreyesus at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown. The Special Advisor is in the country to solicit the support of the Sierra Leone Government to his candidacy for the post of Director - General of the World Health Organisation.
May 18, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Youth groups trained in door-to-door waste management under Operation Clean Freetown, are equipped to begin work
Operation Clean Freetown has on 16th May, 2017 moved several steps forward, as the 50 youth groups who have completed their training in household waste management, took possession of their new motorised tricycles and other equipment from Freetown City Council (FCC) and the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC). A further 52 OCF waste management businesses are in the final stages of training.
May 18, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As Yumkellas continue to drag their dad's legacy to the mud... SLPP's Kandeh Yumkella says Foday needs Peace
As we promised in our Monday edition, we are today bringing you the official reaction of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella to the decision of his elder brother, Foday Yumkella to support Maada Bio in the coming 2018 elections flagbearership race of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
May 17, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
President Koroma Turns Sod for New APC Regional Headquarters
The Chairman and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today Tuesday, 16th May 2017, turned the sod for the construction of a seven storey APC Western Area regional headquarters building during a groundbreaking ceremony at Poultney Street in Freetown.
May 17, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Big boosts in the Oil Palm Sector…As 3,000 Farmers set to Benefit
The Project Manager for the Smallholders Commercialization Programme, Peter Kaindaneh has during an inspection exercise on the nursery site at Njala University Agriculture Unit said that over five hundred thousand oil Palm seed lets would directly benefits three thousand farmers across the project’s nine operational districts across Sierra Leone.
May 17, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Raymond Gbekie turns SMEs Boss
As President Koroma continues to empower the youths, the current dynamic and young Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), Raymond Kai Gbekie (aka the Economic CEO) has been appointed into another capacity as CEO of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development Agency.
May 17, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Scholarship for 380 Vulnerable Pupil, 30 University Students by Hon Salam
The Honourable Member of Parliament of Constituency 101 in Western Urban, Hon. Abdul Salam Kanu together with Petro Jetty has on Sunday 14th May 2017, doled out scholarship to three hundred and eighty 380 primary, secondary pupils and 30 university students at Hotel 5/10 in Freetown.
May 17, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Deputy Minister assures International Community
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Retired Major Ismael Sengu Koroma over the weekend reassured the international community and the West Africa Countries that Sierra Leone was highly committed to fight against statelessness.
May 17, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
APC Ward Councilor Resigns For Sanity
The newly elected Ward Councilor for Ward 089 in Constituency 028, Bombali district has resigned his position with the pretext to maintain his political career and the people’s defence.
May 17, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Harvest Season Of Graduation Ends at USL
The University of Sierra Leone has organized two congregations for the class of 2015/16 students at the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre on the 22nd of April and 13th May 2017. During the first congregation, USL conferred degrees and approved the award of diplomas and certificates on 1,478 graduates of Fourah Bay College.
May 17, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Around 400 people in two Communities Near Waterloo Benefit from DFID Funded WASH Interventions
Freetown, 16 May 2017 – Around 400 people from the communities of Masantigie and Malunka near Waterloo in Western Area rural are benefiting from improved health care services as a result of an upgrade to the water supply and sanitation facilities in their peripheral health care unit (PHU) as part of the President’s Recovery Priorities, through funding by UK aid from the British people.
May 17, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRESIDENT KOROMA LEAVES FOR C-10 MEETING IN MALABO
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown for the Equatorial Guinean capital of Malabo to attend the Committee of Ten African Heads of State (C-10) Summit.
May 17, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As he reacts to recent physical attacks on party members… JOB reveals SLPP has Thugs, Killers and Drug Addicts
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has on Sunday 14th May 2017, during an exclusive interview with Awareness Times Newspaper revealed, that there are thugs, killers and Drug Addicts in the SLPP.
May 16, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
2 Sierra Leone ministers invited to Leadership Forum at Yale University
Two ministers of the Government of Sierra Leone —Dr. Sylvia Blyden ( Social Welfare and Gender Affairs) and Hon. Isata Kabia ( Minister of State 2, Foreign Affairs ) —have arrived in the United States to take part in a leadership forum at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
May 16, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vimetco Bauxite Mining Company 1st Launches Community Development Committee in their Mining Areas
The Vimetco Bauxite Mining Company has on Friday 12th May 2017 at a well-attended ceremony at the ICS Primary School Hall; Lower Banta Chiefdom, Moyamba District launched the Community Development Committee for five Chiefdoms to help bring more development to the indigenes of Rutile and its environs.
May 16, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Direct Flight from Sierra Leone to Banjul and Dakar Lands at Lungi International Airport
Minister of Transport and Aviation, Honourable Leonard Balogun Koroma, has on behalf of President Ernest Bai Koroma, on Monday 15th May at the Lungi International Airport received the first direct flight in THREE YEARS from Sierra Leone to Banjul, The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal.
May 16, 2017, 17:04


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