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Illegal Miners Sentenced in Kailahun
Two alleged miners, Musa Koroma and Vandi Mohamed in the Kailahun District, are reported to have been sentenced to twelve months imprisonment by Magistrate Alhaji Momoh Jah Stevens of the Kenema Magistrate Court. Reports say the accused were arrested and charged for illicit gold mining in the Gola Rain Forest. The accused, local tabloids say, were found guilty as charged and were subsequently sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or in the alternative, to pay a fine of three million Leones.
British Volunteer Launches Business Competition
Local tabloids say a British businessman who doubles as member of the Conservative Party in Britain, Mr. Stephen Ogden, recently launched an innovative business competition for young entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone. According to reports, the competition aimed at improving Sierra Leonean entrepreneurs, especially those below the age of 25 years, to invest in big businesses. Reports say participants were asked to submit business idea proposals for the competition.
Butchered Corpse Discovered
Reports have it that, the corpse of an alleged armed robber that was mercilessly butchered, has been found at the Congo Cross bridge west of Freetown. According to reports, the corpse was found with series of wounds over the entire body. Reports say the police are investigating the matter.
ADDAX Implements Training for Students
It has been revealed that, Addax Bio-Energy Company recently established a Graduate Advance Programme (GAP) Training Course for students in Sierra Leone. Reports say the training is a three-year course currently ongoing at the University of Makeni. According to reports, the training will help young graduates to acquire knowledge in major disciplines. The training, reports went on, will capacitate successful students to actively run the company’s sugar cane estate in that part of the country.
Gullah Kinship and NEC in Partnership
Local tabloids say the Gullah Kinship Association, has partnered with the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to ensure a free, fair, credible and peaceful elections come November 17 this year. According to reports, the association wants political parties to denounce violence of all forms. Reports say the two institutions have committed themselves to jointly map out strategies for a peaceful election.
25 Certified as Wrestling Coaches
It has been reported that, twenty-five people have recently been certified as Level Three Wrestling Coaches, after successfully completing a ten-day intensive training course on wrestling in Freetown. According to reports, the training was conducted by an international course expert, Mr. Tiberiu Horvath from Romania.
11 Teachers Sacked in Bo
Reports from local tabloid say, the Board of the Commercial Secondary School in Bo, has allegedly terminated the services of eleven teachers include the Vice Principal and other senior teachers in the school. Reports say the victims were found guilty of irregularities and illegal admission of eighty-seven pupils into the school. Reports say it was further alleged that, the sum of Le14,620,000 was illegally collected from the pupils and was embezzled by the accused persons.
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