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NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
A CALL TO REGISTER FROM LEONARD BALOGUN KOROMA APC NATIONAL ELECTIONS COORDINATOR FOR THE 2018 ELECTIONS .
Exactly 18 days from today Wednesday , March 1st , 2017 , the National Electoral Commission ( NEC) will commence the 2017 Biometric Voter Registration Exercise for the 2018 Presidential , Parliamentary and Local and Town Councils Elections .
Mar 2, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Father Remanded for Slaying His 11 Years Old Daughter
The first prosecution witness, Memunatu Kargbo, sister –in –law to the accused person yesterday March 1st 2017 testified before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “14 Years old Girl Died of Spinal Damage” Autopsy Result Revealed
It could be recalled that on Tuesday 7th January 2017 the corpse of a fourteen years old girl was discovered laying by the road side along Oldfield Street/ Bethel Street junction off Patton Street in Freetown. Since that time police had continued their investigations whilst the body was taken to the mortuary for autopsy to ascertain the cause of her death.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCD Signs MOU with Statistics Sierra Leone
National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has on Wednesday 1st March 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Statistics Sierra Leone (SSL) at the Ministry of Information and Communication’s Conference Room, Youyi Building in Freetown.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWCO to Empower over 90 Sierra Leonean Youths
Director General of Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Samuel Bangura has disclosed to this medium that his company through the National Youth Commission (NYC) is to empower a total of over ninety (90) youths on skills that are related to water supply and management.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Parliament Swear-in New APC MP
The newly elected Member of Parliament from Constituency 066 in Tonkolili District under the All Peoples Congress (APC) Party, Hon. Rosemarie Bangura who succeeds late Hon. Tara-Koroma Taworo has on Wednesday 1st March 2017 taken oath of office as Member of Parliament.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Indicts Nine for Misappropriation of Donor Property
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on 24th February 2017, indicted nine (9) persons for Misappropriation of Donor Property, contrary to Section 37(2), and Conspiracy to Commit a Corruption Offence, contrary to Section 128 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Act No.12 of 2008.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : School Violence Continues to Hold Innocent Citizens to Ransom
On Tuesday 28th February 2017 at about 5:30 pm there was serious pandemonium between Easton Street and Dan Lane along Kissy Road caused by students from Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School, Sierra Leone Muslim Congress and the Albert Academy Secondary School all in Freetown.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The 50/50 Group Organizes Training of Trainers Workshop for Women’s Empowerment
The 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone has on the 25th February 2017 organized a press conference at its headquarters at Tower Hill in Freetown to brief the press about its Training of Trainers Workshop for Women’s Empowerment.
Mar 2, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
SLPP Paopa Chairman Defeated by JOB and Credible Journalism!
Senior Magistrate of Freetown Pademba Road Magistrate Court number 2, Manuella Harding has on Tuesday 28th February 2017, discharged and acquitted the former Leader and Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin; the Editor of the Awareness Times Newspaper, Abdul Malik Bangura and the Head of Publishing of the Awareness Times Newspaper, Benjamin Davies in a case reported by Honourable Mohamed Lansana Kallon of two counts of conspiracy and defamatory libel against Mr. Kallon.
Mar 1, 2017, 17:14

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Mr. Sunil Saigal, there are 14 female Paramount Chiefs; not 11
The United Nations is a highly respected international body and its officers should ensure they do all possible to avoid dragging the UN through the mud. This brings me to how the UN Country Representative in Sierra Leone, Mr. Sunil Saigal was speaking yesterday February 28th 2017 up at Parliament during a certain event.
Mar 1, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
Dawn of an Era, SLPP’s Freetown-East Chairman goes APC
By 2007 when the APC had gained momentum towards regaining governance after years in opposition, it took the Party extra strength, strategies and commitment to have won.
Mar 1, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Magistrate Binneh Kamara Commits Sexual Penetration Matter to high court for Trial
Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 Presided over by Magistrate Dr Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara has on Friday 24th February, 2017 committed a rape matter to the High Court of Sierra Leone for trial.
Mar 1, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ahmadiyya School Gets Mariatu Kargbo Foundation Boost
Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School and other nine Secondary Schools in Freetown have received donations from Mariatu Kargbo Foundation and Global Group of Companies.
Mar 1, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Yansaneh Says Alpha Kahn Did Not resign over 2018 Bid
National Secretary General for the ruling All Peoples Congress(APC) Party, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has said the resignation of President Koroma’s Special Adviser, Ambassador Dr. Alpha Khan, from State House is at the moment not over any bid to clinch the APC Presidential ticket in the coming 2018 Presidential Elections.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Photo News
London says Goodbye to Babatunde Blyden as Freetown prepares to receive his Remains
It was a solemn moment at the Forest Hill Methodist Church in London yesterday 27th February 2018 as throngs of both British and Sierra Leonean citizens gathered to pay their last respects to the late Edward Babatunde Blyden.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:16

SATIRE
SATIRE: Question: What is this rabbit laughing hysterically about???
Question: What is this rabbit laughing hysterically about??? Answer: He is laughing as Shekito slyly tried to condemn EBK inside Torchlight Newspaper but ended up making a BIGFOOL of himself.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
ADP Debunks Malicious Fabrication
The Leader & Chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on Monday 27th February, 2017 described allegations made against him by his Deputy Chairman, Ibrahim Soummah as malicious fabrication.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Funeral Arrangements for Late Edward Walter Babatunde Gustavus Blyden
The Blyden Family regrets to announce the passing away of Mr. Edward Walter Babatunde Gustavus Blyden, which sad event took place in London, UK on the 14th of February 2017, aged 74. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Jolliminah Sylvia Blyden.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 21 Years Old Boy Rape 36 Years Old Woman
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown has committed the case of an alleged rape to the high court of Freetown that police accused twenty-one-year-old Ahmed Issa Sesay that he raped or forcefully had sex with a thirty-six-year-old woman (name withheld).
Feb 28, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Newly Appointed EDSA Board Conducts Tour on Sub – Offices
Last Thursday, 16th February 2017, the newly appointed Board of the Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) headed by the Chairman, Professor Kabineh Koroma conducted a comprehensive tour on the Sub offices of EDSA including Electricity House and Falcon Bridge.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Supports of Dr. Kaifala Marah Storm Kambia
Hundreds of youths from across Kambia District have identified themselves with their colleagues in Koinadugu and Bombali districts to express their admiration for the leadership style of Dr. Kaifala Marah and have unequivocally expressed their unflinching support for him being anointed by the incumbent Leader and Chairman of the ruling APC party and the party’s higher echelon to succeed current President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALWACO’s Samuel Bangura Bags Overwhelming Confidence of Donor Partners
Samuel Bangura, Director General of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) has scored another victory as he bags overwhelming confidence of donor partners.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
"A journey of a million miles start with a single step!!"
On this special day 27th February 2016, I was elected as the National Secretary General of the children of Sierra Leone through the Children's Forum Network.
Feb 28, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Gov’t Bags US$4 Million to Aid Local Fishing
With a little over one year left to climax the second five-year term of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, donors to the All Peoples Congress led-Government still show overwhelmingly supports towards ensuring that the good work of the President is sustained. These include funding areas that are meant to protect his legacies in all sectors of the country’s economy.
Feb 27, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 25-year-old Abdul Malik Bangura Turns Editor of Awareness Times Newspaper
After a successful one year as Acting Editor of Sierra Leone most widely read and most widely circulated newspaper, the Awareness Times Newspaper Board of Directors has on Thursday 23rd February 2017, appointed the young and vibrant 25-year-old Abdul Malik Bangura as the Editor of the newspaper.
Feb 27, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Affairs Minister Assures UN for Peaceful Elections
The Minister of Internal Affairs Hon. Rtd. Major Alfred Palo Conteh on Thursday 23rd February, 2017 assured the delegation from United Nations (UN) for the conduct of peaceful elections.
Feb 27, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dezmond Gbanoi Stands Tall in National Development
Dezmond Gbonoi the Founder /Director and Head of Mission, Charity Ministry Sierra Leone in an exclusive interview with Awareness Times has on Friday 24th February 2017, called on Sierra Leonean at home and abroad to invest in the country.
Feb 27, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
SIERRA LEONE SET FOR ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY (IWD) ON MARCH 8th 2017
The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) together with highly esteemed Partners, will on March 8th, celebrate this year’s public holiday for the International Women’s Day (IWD) in the Western Area Rural District at the Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma 2011 Mini Stadium in Newton.
Feb 27, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Health Minister launches Round One 2017 Polio Immunization Campaign
Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister 1, Madam Madina Rahman has officially launched the 2017 Round One National Polio Immunization Campaign on Friday February 24, 2017 at the Jenner Wright Clinic, Race Course Road in Freetown.
Feb 27, 2017, 12:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Hon. Blyden Responds to Margai’s Questions
I have noted your four questions posed to me. Sir, please allow me to respectfully answer them.
Feb 24, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JOB Clarifies Rumors Surrounding his Resignation from the All Aspirants Alliance
On Thursday 23rd January 2017, John O Benjamin one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) flagbearer aspirants held a press conference at the party headquarters in Lightfoot Boston Street, Freetown to clarify rumors relating to his resignation from the All Aspirants Alliance (AAA).
Feb 24, 2017, 17:12

NEWS
Ambassador Stevens Signs Additional Loan of US$ 13, 150 Million with OFID
In an effort to further provide improved access to adequate, safe and reliable water supply and public sanitation services in the country, Sierra Leone Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Jongopie S. Stevens has, on behalf of the Government and people of Sierra Leone, signed a loan agreement with the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) in Vienna, Austria on Wednesday 22 February 2017.
Feb 24, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Education Science and Technology Applauds Plan International
Plan International Sierra Leone has on the 23rd February 2017 donated 1 Toyota Hilux vehicle, 3 laptop computers and two DT Yamaha motorbikes worth around $32,000 to the Ministry of Education Science and Technology(MEST). The donation ceremony took place at the premises of the Ministry in Freetown.
Feb 24, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Murderers of Retired Lieutenant Samuel .O. Williams Charged to Court
Four accused persons Ibrahim Kalokoh alias Kartel, Festus Mansaray alias Bigman, Alhaji Stevens Bangura alias Stegal and Alpha Umaru Jalloh alias Maju yesterday February 23rd 2017 were arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 for the murder and theft of valuable properties of the late Retired Lieutenant Samuel O. Williams.
Feb 24, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA Donates 4 Motorbikes and 1 vehicle to ACC
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has on Thursday 23rd February 2017 donated four (4) motorbikes and one mobile vehicle to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for the effective monitoring of Social Safety Network project.
Feb 24, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Court Hears Case of Eight Years Old Sexual Penetration
One Michael Munu yesterday was remanded in custody by Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at the Pademba Road Male Correctional Center in Freetown for allegedly having sexual intercourse with one eight years old girl child.
Feb 24, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba's ADP Entertaining Public with Gbongbosoro
The battle between Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) and his deputy Chairman and Leader, Ibrahim Soummah popularly known as “Brima Togo” has thus far taken a more dramatic and entertaining path. Most who spoke to this reporter believe that the actions of the ADP strongmen are likely to be a ‘gbongbosoro.’ ‘Gbongbosoro’ in our native Krio is referred to a situation of complete anarchy and lawlessness. So if one is to describe the current situation in the ADP, then it is perfect to say that ADP is entertaining the public with ‘gbongbosoro.’
Feb 23, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Opens 13th Regional Meeting of ACP-EU JPA
His Excellency the President of Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has formally opened session of the 13th Regional Meeting of Africa, Caribbean, Pacific/ European Union Joint Parliamentary Assembly (ACP-EU JPA) on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at Radisson Blu Hotel, in Freetown.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Amnesty International Launches Annual Report
Amnesty International has on Wednesday 22nd February, 2017 launched its 2016/17 Annual Report at the New Brooksfield Hotel, Jomo Kenyatta Road, Freetown.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NaCSA and UNHCR Conclude Refugee Assessment
The National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) haveended a week long participatory assessment for 355 exempted Liberia refugees and other nationals across the country.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Escaped From Lawful Custody… 54 year Old Fisherman Incarcerated
Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Stevens Street, on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 has sentenced one 54 years old Morlai Kamara, a fisherman and resident of Kuntorloh Community to three (3) months imprisonment or pays the sum of five hundred thousand Leones (Le500,000) to the Pademba Road Correctional Centre.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Commit 3 Bills to Pre-legislative
The House of Parliament of Republic of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 21st February 2017, on committed three different water resources bills to the pre-Legislative after debated by members of the house.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NMDHR Trains 40 Community Monitors on FHC Monitoring
Network Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (NMDHR) have trained 40 community monitors over the weekend during a two days training held in Kailahun District with support from Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA).The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of NMDHR Nabieu Kamara said the aim of the training was to give transparency and accountability to the free health care scheme in Kissi Tongi, Kissi Teng, Kissi Kama and Luawa chiefdoms of Kailahun District.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : German Development Bank (KfW) Assesses NaCSA Capacity
Wednesday 22nd February, 2017. In preparation for Phase III of the implementation of the programme for the promotion of Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation (GPC III) in Sierra Leone, the German Development Bank (KfW) is conducting a study to evaluate NaCSA’s current capacities as a project-executing agency and to make concrete recommendations on how to improve the status quo.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
International funding over the national interest: National Elections Watch (NEW) to Apologize to the Nation
When DFID recently announced a whooping 5million Euros (about three million Pounds) for the local consortium of elections monitoring group, National Elections Watch (NEW), they (DFID) tied the disbursement of that funding to the commencement of the 2018 elections. This trick by DFID has caused some desperation amongst our compatriots in the NEW.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PSRU ENGAGES PARLIAMENT ON PAY REFORM
On Wednesday 1st February 2017, the Public Sector Reform Unit (PSRU), in the Office of the President, engaged Parliamentarians on Job Evaluation and Labour Market Survey, the Pay Reform Component of the Sierra Leone Pay & Performance Project. The objective of this engagement was to introduce Parliamentarians to the work of the Ghana Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (GFWSC) which is providing Quality Assurance on the ongoing Job Evaluation and Labour Market exercise being implemented by Government of Sierra Leone.
Feb 23, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Yansaneh and SLPP Abass Bundu in Post-Election War
The National Secretary General of the Ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has during a phone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper yesterday 21st February 2017, described the Sierra Leone Peoples Party’s (SLPP) Northern Regional Chairman, Dr. Abass Bundu as “a mysterious character.”
Feb 22, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “ORSOYA Was A Fine Man With A Fine Heart” - President Koroma
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma in his capacity as Chairman and Leader of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), has said that the late comrade Ambassador Ibrahim Bakarr Kamara fondly called Orsoya was his brother. Orsoya, he said, was a committed member of the APC.”Orsoya was a fine man with a fine heart,” he said.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 27 Months Jail Term with No Option of Fine for Perpetrator of Gross Child Abuse in Kambia
The Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) on 21st February 2017, has continued to follow up on the topical matter of an assaulted girl child whose case was sent to court for justice. The girl was brutally whipped with an electric cable for allegedly stealing Le12,000. It can be recalled that the perpetrator already pleaded Guilty last week.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
APC’s Councilor ABK Boosts Community Football in Ward 356
Councilor Abu Bakarr Kamara of ward 356 who also double as the chairman for the Freetown City Council football team in an exclusive interview with Awareness Times newspaper disclosed that as part of his contributions to assist young people who have great passion for soccer in ward 356 communities and beyond he has established the Inter-community league to lift the game of football.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Father in Detention for the Murder of his Daughter
One Saidu Kamara of 63 Robert Street in Freetown, yesterday February 21th 2017, was arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court N0.1 at Siaka Stevens Street for the alleged murder of his daughter, the late Aminata Kamara.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : London JC in Court for 2,090 Jerry-Cans of Palm Oil
One Mary Boston who allegedly stays in London was yesterday February 21th 2017, was arraigned on one count charge of Fraudulent Conversion before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 for allegedly converting to her own use and benefits 2,090 Jerry-can of palm oil for the purposes of sales in London entrusted to her by one Mohamed Kamara.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:04

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Defending March 7th 2018 Elections Date
I have noticed illogical constitutional interpretations and baseless legal arguments being thrown around by persons who deliberately are misinforming the world that the recent pronouncement of President Koroma about the date for next year’s elections is unconstitutional. Whilst no President is immune from making the occasional human mistakes, in this case the President’s announced date is 100% constitutional. Let me explain.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : For FBC to once again sparkle, President Koroma calls for new spirit, sustained commitment and steadfastness
As the most distinguished alumni and the first to become head of state, His Excellency Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday February 18, 2017, joined staff and students to celebrate the 190th anniversary celebrations of Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone at the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre, Mount Aureol.
Feb 22, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Scores 61% Votes SLPP Bags 39% Votes but who lost the most?
Chief Electoral Commissioner/Chairman and National Returning Officer of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Mohamed N’Fah- Alie Conteh has on Saturday 19th February 2017, declared the All Peoples Congress (APC) candidate of the by-election in Constituency 066 as the duly elected Member of Parliament of the vacant seat.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma, 1st FBC Alumni Head of State
The Vice -Chancellor of the University of Sierra Leone (USL), Professor Thompson on Saturday 18th February 2017, whilst delivering his statement in the event marking 190th anniversary celebration of Fourah Bay College in pursuing academic excellent said that the college administration is pleased to have president Ernest Bai Koroma as the first Alumni head of state.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mineral Holdings Limited-Vimetco Pays Over One Billion Leones as Surface Rent to Landowners
Sierra Mineral Holdings Limited-Vimetco Bauxite Mining has on Thursday 16th February, 2017 paid annual surface rent to Landowners and other stakeholders of Development from the mining communities, in a well-attended meeting at the Company's Plant Site at Gondama in the Moyamba District.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Politics
John OBenjamin Resigns from SLPP’s AAA
As rival supporters of the Alliance within the Sierra Leones Peoples Party (SLPP) undermines each other, one of the main pioneers of the All Alliance Association (AAA) in the SLPP, former Chairman & Leader of SLPP and flagbearer aspirant, Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin has resigned from the AAA.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MSWGCA Continues Minister’s Mantra of “The More Remote An Area, The More Importance we Give to It” As Kandu Leppiama Fire Victims Get Support
Amidst undermining from certain unscrupulous civil servants therein, it is an undisputed fact that Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) has some of the most committed staff in the civil service today.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RSLAF Celebrates 8th Annual Armed Forces Day
The Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has on Saturday 18th February, 2017 Celebrated their 8th Annual Armed Forces Day at theHockey Pitch, Wilberforce Barracks.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Babatunde Blyden to be laid to rest on March 5
Famous son of the Sierra Leone soil Mr. Edward Walter Babatunde Blyden who died in London on February 14th will be laid to rest on Sunday 5th March 2017 at the Freetown Race Course Cemetery. This is according to announcement issued from London by his widow Mrs. Jolliminah Sylvia Blyden.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Politics
APC’s Hon. Kelo Commissions Hand-pump Water-well & Toilets
In a bid to ameliorate the sufferings of his constituents relating to water and Sanitation, Honourable Member of Parliament representing Constituency 098, Karifala Sheku Conteh from the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) with support from The Sierra Leone Brewer Company Limited as part of its Cooperate Social Responsibility (CSR), on Saturday 18thFebruary, 2017 commissioned a hand pump Water-well and 8 toilet rooms in the Bottom Oku Community East of Freetown Municipality.
Feb 21, 2017, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP Battle for Supremacy in 3 Tonkolili chiefdoms
Kalasongoia , Kafe Simiria and Sambaia chiefdoms in Tonkolili District form Constituency 066. These three chiefdoms are inhabited by predominantly the Limba and the Kuranko tribes of Sierra Leone.
Feb 17, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday February 14 received in audience the vice president of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission, Edward Singhatey, at State House in Freetown.Mr Singhatey, according to the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Momodu Kargbo, who led the delegation, was in the country as part of a regional tour of member states to see how best member states can comply with the ECOWAS Communiqué.
Feb 17, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Siddhartha Kaul Launches SOS International College and Tec/Voc
The President of SOS Hermann Gmeiner International Children’s Village which spreads across 134 countries across in the world, Dr. Siddhartha Kaul has on Thursday, 16th February, 2017 officially launched the SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College and Technical Vocational Institute at SOS Village, Goderich Community, Western Rural District, Freetown.
Feb 17, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chief Nursing Officer briefs Medical Superintendents, Matrons of Hospitals
Addressing the Emergency Triage Assessment Treatment (ETAT) orientation meeting for Medical Superintendents, Matrons and other senior cadre in hospitals across the country organized by the Child Health and Expanded Programme on Immunization at the Hill Valley Hotel in Freetown, the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Matron Hossinatu Koroma underscored the importance of motivation to ensure effective service delivery in all government health facilities.
Feb 17, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Elections Date Announced… New Political Parties Begins to Emerge
Following the announcement of the date for elections, which is slated for March 7th 2018, assual new political parties have started to surface in the democratic process of the country. One of the new parties that have just received its final registration certificate from the Political Parties Registration Commission is the National Progressive Democrat Party (NPDP).
Feb 17, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Airtel Vows to Improve Networking
The Airtel Chief Technical Officer Aritisde Sanon said they are renewing their equipments in order to improve the network system beyond Sierra Leone especially internet system. He made this statement to the information and communication oversight committee in parliament on Wednesday 15th February 2017 at the administrative building in parliament.
Feb 17, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Fawaz Building Material takes James Barmy Kaindoh to High Court
TAKE NOTICE that an action has been brought against you in the High Court wherein the Plaintiff is seeking the following reliefs
Feb 17, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & Hon VP Foh Rock Bumbuna In a 4-4-4 Formation
A team of ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) leaders comprising of the Honourable Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh; the Northern Regional Chairman of the APC, Hon. Buya Kamara; APC Tonkolili District Chairman, Hon. Dr Minkailu Bah; Minister of State Office of the Vice President, Hon. Mohamed Alie Bah; Resident Minister North, Hon. Alie Kamara and many others have on Wednesday 15th February 2017, rocked Bumbuna Town in what is referred to as “the 4-4-4 formation” in the final APC rally for the by-election in Constituency 066.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
“SLPP is on a Brink of Breakthrough in the North,” Says Dr. Abass Bundu
The Northern Regional Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Dr. Abass Bundu has told the Awareness Times Newspaper via telephone interview that the SLPP is on a brink of breakthrough in the Northern Region of Sierra Leone.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts FBC BI-Centenary Committee
The FBC Bi-centenary committee paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma this Wednesday February 15, 2017 at State House in Freetown.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SARA provides a starting point for development - Director of Policy, Planning and Information
The Director of Policy, Planning and Information, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Samuel Kargbo has said that the Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) survey will provide a starting point for the development and validation of a comprehensive master list of health facilities across the country.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lebanese Community donates assorted food items to School for the Blind
As part of their efforts to help the needy, the Sierra Leone Lebanese Community on Wednesday 15th February 2017, donated a range of assorted food items to the Milton Margai School for the Blind.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
SLPP’s Alie Kabba Bigamy Matter Continues
Justice Miatta Samba of the Freetown High Court yesterday February 15th 2017 has adjourned the Bigamy matter that involve one of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party Presidential aspirant for the 2018 elections, Alie Kabba and the current Minister of Lands and Country Planning, Hon. Finda Diana Konomani to Wednesday February 23rd 2017.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Ruling on SLPP Lower Level Elections …Lawyer Banja Tejan-Sie to Appeal
Justice Berbatunde Edwards of the Freetown High Court has on Wednesday February 15th 2017, at a well attended Court sittings, in his ruling has turned down the petition case of the plaintiffs ,Alusine Bangura ,Alex Kargbo and Victor Sheriff who claimed that the process and procedures used by the defendants Chief Sumano Kapen , Ambassador Alie Badara ,Honourable Suluku , Hon. Manso Dumbuya ,Dr Abass Bundu and Honourable Tundoneh in the conducts of the lower level elections of November 26th 2016 were unfair and that the court should grant an injunction that would prevent the defendants from holding the SLPP forth coming party convention.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lake Production and MTCA to hosts 1st Entertainment Awards
Lake production,a registered entertainment company in Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs have disclosed to news men on Tuesday 14th February, 2017 in a joint press briefing at the MTCA Conference Room, Off King Harman Road in Freetown that they will hold the first Sierra Leone Entertainment Awards.
Feb 16, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 7th March, 2018 Decides who Wins Our next Presidency
His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Commander In-Chief of the Arm Force, President of the Republic has on Tuesday 14th February 2017, in a Nationwide broadcast announced the date for the 2018, Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections which is scheduled to take place on the 7th March,2018.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:16

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Obituaries
Obituary Announcement of Edward Babatunde Blyden, 73, Father of Sylvia Blyden, Dies
Obituary Announcement of Edward Babatunde Blyden, 73, Father of Sylvia Blyden, Dies
Feb 15, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Three-Month-Old Child Kidnapper in Custody
The second prosecution witness, Police Constable 1936 Mohamed Mustapha Samura who is currently attached at the Family Support Unit, Harbour Police Station has on Monday 14th February 2017, testified in Court before Magistrate Albert Moody at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 in the alleged case of three months old child kidnapping.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bazzy Trading Company… 241,800,000 Container Thefts
Two accused persons, Bundu Marrah and Alimamy Bangura are currently standing trial at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 presided by Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara for an alleged container theft of Cocoa beans amounted to two hundred and forty-one million eight hundred thousand Leones (Le241,800,000) property of NI Bazzy Trading Company.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “I am Not a Killer and I will never be a Killer” Says Hon. Kanu
The Member of Parliament from the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) Party representing Constituency 86 in Moyamba district, Hon. Amadu Kanu said he is not a killer and will never be part of killing during his life time in and out of politics.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
Kailahun Residents Extol APC Government Over Road Project
Kailahun lies in the far east of Sierra Leone, approximately 515 kilometers (320 miles) east of Freetown; and about 121 kilometers (75 miles) north east of Kenema. It is the headquarter town of the district that bears its name, a trade center, and is one of the major towns in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sortex Rice Pass Standard BUREAU Quality Test
Following the wide spread social media video clips of alleged plastic rice imported by EMKAY STORES of 12 Sani Abacha street, this reporter investigated the scandal and file in this report. In early January this year there were rumors making news in the country that there is plastic rice in the markets imported by EMKEY STORES.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “There is no reason why the next elections should not be free and fair and free from fear” UN Resident Coordinator
The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Sierra Leone Sunil Saigal has said Sierra Leone has a history to conduct free and fair elections and that there is no reason why the next elections should not be free and fair and free from fear.
Feb 15, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
“We are happy to contest against a united SLPP,” APC Scribe Slams
National Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress (APC), Ambassador Osman Yansaneh has reacted to comments made by the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) over the possibility of winning the Member of Parliament vacant seat in Tonkolili district.
Feb 14, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Flagbearers Fully Prepared for APC Strongholds
Ahead of the Saturday 17th February, 2016 by-election in Constituency 066 in Tonkolili District, senior stakeholders of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have confirmed that all their presidential flagbearer aspirants are ready to throng the constituency, which is situated in the strongholds of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
Feb 14, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 60 Years Old Contractor Shot Dead
On Sunday 12th February 2017 Mr. Zaioux Saio Sesay a 60 years old private contractor was shot dead by two unknown gun men at about 2 :00 am.
Feb 14, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over a Case of Alleged Sexual Abused of Class Four Pupil… School Decline Knowing Accused Person
In an effort to follow up the matter of an alleged impregnation of a class four pupil of the Koya Town Community Primary School in the East part of Freetown Municipality, the school administration has disclosed to the Awareness Times Newspaper that the so called accused person Mohamed Sesay is not a staff of the school.
Feb 14, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “The Accused Person pushed the deceased down the three-storey building,” Witness Testifies
One Alimamy Bangura yesterday 13th February 2016, was remanded at the Male Correctional Center at Pademba Road in Freetown by Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 at Siaka Steven Street in Freetown for the alleged murder of one Musa Tarawally.
Feb 14, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Three Alleged Witches Appear before Local tribal Headman
On Friday 11th February 2017, three people one male, a female and a nine year old girl were accused of bewitching the daughter of one Fatu Mansaray of No 5 Wharf Road, Cline Town, Freetown.
Feb 14, 2017, 17:02

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Feb 14, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Case over Threat to Kill APC Minister Starts Today
A very close associate and personal aide of Rugiatu Neneh Turay, the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s will today be arraigned before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Principal Magistrate Court No 1 to defend himself of charges that he planned to stab and kill the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Honourable Dr Sylvia Olayinka Blyden and then going to her office to effect the threat.
Feb 13, 2017, 12:14

NEWS : Photo News
President Koroma Mourns with Late Amb. Kamara’s Family
President Koroma Mourns with Late Amb. Kamara’s Family
Feb 13, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Budget Bureau Trains 54 MDAS on the Revised Chart of Accounts
The Budget Bureau of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) has trained some fifty-four (54) Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of Government on the revised Chart of Accounts, which ensures General Government migration from Government Finance Statistics Manual (GFSM) 1986 to the GFSM 2001.
Feb 13, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Man 47 Yrs. Old in Detention for Murder
47 year old Musa Koroma was charged to court for allegedly murdering Abdul Kamara with bottle and stone. According to the prosecution witness, Mohamed Lamin Kamara the younger brother of the late Abdul Kamara told the court that on Friday 5th August 2016, he went together with his friends to a night club at Ascention Town, in the Western Area of Freetown
Feb 13, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alleged Cocaine Dealer in Court
One Joseph Kargbo on Saturday January 14th 2017, was arrested along Aberdeen Beach Road in Freetown with six (6) wraps of cocaine, a prohibited drugs without lawful authority.
Feb 13, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Politics
Tambakha Chiefdom Endorse Ibrahim Kamara as their next APC MP
Many schools of thoughts have it that Tambakha Chiefdom, a Susu dominated Chiefdom in Bombali district, Northern Sierra Leone is SLPP because it is the home town of the mother of one of the leading flagbearer contender in the SLPP, Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella, Haja Binta Kamara.
Feb 13, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AHRC Salutes the 9th Circuit for Upholding the US
Friday February 10th, 2017: The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) welcomes the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to deny the Trump administration’s appeal to reinstate the executive order banning individuals from seven designated countries from entering the USA as well as the immediate suspension of Syrian refugee resettlement.
Feb 13, 2017, 12:02


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