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Free Coastal Business Registration
The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources has announced that registration for all coastal business in Sierra Leone is free of cost. Fishermen and boat owners in Freetown are said to have turned out in their numbers to register their fishing canoes and gears. The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources with support from the World Bank’s funded West African Regional Fishing Programme is conducting the registration exercise. The aim of the exercise is to strengthen and effectively manage the country’s fishing sector.
Hugo Chavez Sings MoU with BADA
Hugo Chavez International Foundation for Peace, Friendship and Solidarity has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bayorlin Agricultural Development Association (BADA) in Freetown. The MoU is aimed at fighting poverty, disease, social insecurity and underdevelopment in Africa. The two institutions are ready to provide agricultural services to the people particularly those in farming communities.
Sierra Leone Volleyball Team Defeated in Cyprus
The Sierra Leone Under-19 Volleyball Team currently in Cyprus has lost their second match against Spain in Larnak Cyprus. A journalist, Florence Amara who accompanied the team to Cyprus has said that the team is facing difficult encounter but that the players are fighting to regain their glory in the next match.
Wellington Residents Demand More Transport
Reports have it that, residents of Kissy, Willington, Calaba Town, Allen Town and beyond are in dire need of more transport Facilities. According to reports, even though government and the private sector are trying to address the transport needs of those communities, more needed to be done as the available transport facilities are inadequate due to the fast expansion of those communities. Residents are also calling on the police to address the issue of commercial drivers that failed to take passengers to the required destination.
Sierra Leone to be Represented in Olympic Games
A single male athlete, Ibrahim Turay is expected to represent Sierra Leone in this year’s Olympic Games in London. The games are expected to commence on 27th July and end on 12th August 2012. Ibrahim had just arrived from Senegal where he had spent eight months of intensive training and has assured Sierra Leoneans that he will bring them laurels from London.
FAWE Urges Young Women to be Skilled
The Forum for African Women Educationalist (FAWE), has called on young women in Sierra Leone to use their potentials and engage themselves in skills training. The women were further advised to enroll in capacity building courses such as electrical engineering, carpentry and mason among other areas.
UAE Donates Ramadan Gifts
Twenty-five thousand United States Dollars worth of food items have been donated by the United Arab Emirate (UAE) to Sierra Leone. The donation was for Muslim men and women who will be observing this year’s holy month of fasting (Ramadan). The gift was made possible through the effort of a Sierra Leonean working at the UAE Embassy in Dakar, Senegal. The items include bags of rice, cooking oil and sugar.
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