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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Social Welfare Saves 7 Year old from Bombali Soweis
A seven years old Class Two pupil of Makeh village in Bombali Shebora Chiefdom up Northern Province has been rescued by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) from the hands of Soweis whom had held her against the will of her parents. Soweis are practitioners of female genital cutting (FGM).
Dec 2, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
President Koroma Signs Six Cooperation Agreements with China
Sierra Leone and the People’s Republic of China on Thursday, December 1st, 2016, signed six cooperation agreements, all geared towards lifting the bars of cooperation between the two nations.
Dec 2, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 20 years Old Guy Sent to High Court for Sexual Penetration
In court No 1 presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abubakarr Binneh Kamara, a 20 year old guy has been sent to high court for allegedly sexually penetrating a 12 year old school going pupil. The matter’s committal took place on the 30th November 2016.
Dec 2, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Warns School Authorities against Illegal Charges
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has in a press release dated Thursday 1st November 2016 confirmed that it “has received several complaints against teachers and school authorities on allegations of soliciting and accepting a bribe from parents, guardians and pupils, in exchange for grades, and in some instances, for the collection of report cards, contrary to the policy and established position of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, and Section 28 of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008.”
Dec 2, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Why Dr. Sam Sesay Joins the race for APC Flagbearership?
Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay, current Special Adviser to His Excellence the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the former Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) from 2007 to 2016 and contributed immensely to that most important ministry.
Dec 2, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gender Minister Visits Grave of Late Elizabeth Lavalie
Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden, the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs, has yesterday Wednesday 30th November 2016, paid homage to the late Hon. Mrs. Elizabeth Alpha Lavalie who was first woman in history to act as Speaker of Parliament in Sierra Leone. Dr. Blyden was speaking as she did traditional pouring of libation on the grave of the late Hon. Lavalie in Nyagorihun village, Bagbo Chiefdom in Bo District.
Dec 1, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
President Ernest Bai Koroma Arrives in China on State Visit
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, on Wednesday, 30th November, 2016, arrived in Beijing, China’s capital on a state visit following invitation of his counterpart, President, Xi Jinping.
Dec 1, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MOHS Team’s Mission to China Yield Dividends
30/11/016: The Three-Man Team from Sierra Leone to the 9th Global Conference in Shanghai, China has returned home after a successful mission. Led by the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation 1, Madam Madina Rahman, the team comprised Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Saran Kamara and Senior Health Education Officer, Mr. Samuel Sesay.
Dec 1, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : FCC Mayor Launches SLBC Ltd. Cleaning Project
His worship the Mayor of Freetown City Council has launched, at the Dwazark Community Centre, the Dwazark cleaning project sponsored by the Sierra Leone Bottling Company Limited. The event took place on Wednesday 30th November 2016.
Dec 1, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : A 15Year Old Girl Rape Matter Committed to High Court
Rape matter in court No 2 between a fifteen year old girl and a 53 year old man (Santigie Kargbo) has been committed to high court by Magistrate Albert Moody, on Tuesday 29th November 2016. The victim testified she resides at Ferry Junction, Freetown. According to her, on Friday 3rd June 2016, she was left alone by her mother at their usual place of business, when a buyer showed up to purchase something.
Dec 1, 2016, 17:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
It gives us immense pride to announce that our co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Salton Massally, has been selected as a Queen’s Young Leader for 2017!
The Queen’s Young Leader Award recognises and celebrates exceptional people aged 18-29 from across the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives. Winners of this prestigious Award receive a unique package of training, mentoring and networking, including a one-week residential programme in the UK during which they will collect their Award from Her Majesty The Queen.
Dec 1, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Happy Birthday to you Pastor Christie
Happy Birthday to you PASTOR CHRISTIE
Dec 1, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Accuses CRC Justice Cowan of Dishonesty & Fraud
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party has hit out strongly at the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) headed by Justice Edmond Cowan.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
THE BANK OF SIERRA LEONE RAMPS UP FINANCIAL INCLUSION
NOVEMBER 29 2016, FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE – The Bank of Sierra Leone in collaboration with other stakeholders have formed the Digital Financial Services (DFS) working Group to deliver the digital financial services framework aimed at lowering financial exclusion in Sierra Leone.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UBSSL Awards Scholarship to Forty- Five Sierra Leone Students
29/11/016:The United Brothers and Sisters of Sierra Leone (UBSSL) based in the United States of America have awarded, at the Amaria primary school in Freetown, scholarship to university students, Secondary School children and Primary school pupils.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National TB/Leprosy Control Programme Introduces GeneXpert Machine
29/11/016: A one-day orientation for clinicians organized by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation National Tuberculosis and Leprosy programme on GeneXpert machine for TB Diagnosis has been held at the St. Anthony Parish hall in Freetown.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shuhibu Kassim Donates Football Kit to the Rokel Village Football Team
Shuhibu Kassim has on Sunday 27th November 2016, donated customized full sets of football jerseys to thethe Rokel Village Community football team.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 6 Petty Traders Benefit from LAB
Lawyer for the Legal Aid Board, Nikki Spencer-Coker pleaded with Magistrate Binneh Kamara of Court No. 1 to temper justice with mercy by not imposing a custodian on six women standing trial for possession of Class A drugs in contravention of Section 17 of the Pharmacy and Drug Act.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Youth Affairs Commends Plan International for Partnership On Youth Engagement
The Country Director of Plan International Sierra Leone – Casely Ato Coleman and team paid a scheduled visit to the Minister of Youth Affairs - Mr. Bai Mahmoud Bangura and his ministry’s officials on 29th November, 2016.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Lighting up Rural Sierra Leone
29/11/016: Half a million people over the next four years will benefit from at least 90 mini-grids powered with renewable energy. Initially 50 communities will be electrified in 2017 using mini-grids that will be operated by local entrepreneurs.
Nov 30, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Re: Letter of Complaint against the Independent Observer Newspaper
I write to complain the Managing Editor of the Independent Observer Newspaper, Jonathan Leigh over a series of publications culminating in the one he did on Friday 25th November 2016; all articles entitled “Sylvia Blyden is an APC evil virus.” In the said articles, Jonathan has severally referred to me as a “nonentity.”
Nov 30, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Chairman In Hiding After Shameful Loss
Sources in Segbwema, Kailahun District, Eastern Sierra Leone have on Sunday 27th November 2016, confirmed to this press that the former Constituency 007 chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Mohamed Lamin Kallon is in hiding after disgracefully losing his position to Mustapha Guglar.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gender Minister Issues Strong Warning to UN Country Team on FGM
The Honourable Minister responsible for Gender Issues, Children and Social Welfare in Sierra Leone, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden on Monday 28th November 2016 at Committee Room One, Parliament Building, issued a very strong, public warning to UN Agencies in country to stop undermining the government’s policies on female genital cutting (FGM).
Nov 29, 2016, 17:17

NEWS
Another strategic China visit by President Ernest Bai Koroma
His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma is slated to arrive in Beijing on Wednesday 30th November, 2016, on the invitation of his counterpart, President, Xi Jinping.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 10 PHUs for Kailahun District
Kailahun District in Eastern Sierra Leone is set to benefit from 10 public health units (PHUs) under a project titled: Improvement of Health Care through Infrastructure and Capacity Building Measures.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : iDT Labs Organizes a- five- day Free Computer Class
The Business Development and Project Manager for iDT Labs has in an exclusive interview with the Awareness Times Newspaper disclosed they are organizing a- five- day free information communication technology training for students from different Universities across the country.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Theresa Re- Appears in Court
On Monday 28th November 2016, Theresa Mboma and Bokai Kokofele re- appeared in court No 1 for the third time, on two count charges of incitement and publishing false news contrary to section 32 (1) of the Public Order Act of 1961.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Sierra Leone Beijing Based Embassy Gets a Facelift
With shared need to continue the desired improvement on its working environment, the Sierra Leone Embassy in China has undergone outstanding changes, following weeks of refurbishments, culminating in a complete facelift both internally and externally.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Launch of Free Cataract Operation
China has sent a 20-man Medical team under the Brightness Trip into Sierra Leone Project to offer Free Cataract Operation and treatment to people suffering from eye problem.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Civil Registration Authority Engages Paramount Chiefs
A team from the National Civil Registration Authority led by the Board Chairman Ambassador Andrew G. Bangalie has engaged Paramount Chiefs of the one hundred and forty-nine chiefdoms on community ownership of the civil registration exercise slated for mid-January to March 2017.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Indicts Three Persons on Various Corruption Offences
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), on 28 November 2008, charged to court Mr. John Amara, Mr. Ibrahim Bah, and Mr. Francis Lahai, for various corruption offences.
Nov 29, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : John O. Benjamin Emerges as 2018 Presidential Force
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin earlier on in May 2016 had named supporters of the SLPP as suspects of the gruesome killing of another SLPP supporter, Mohamed Karimu (Daddy George) from Segbwema. The violence took place at the eastern regional headquarters of Kenema.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IMF strongly supports EBK’s Government to Remove Fuel subsidies
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has in a press release dated Saturday 26th November 2016, and which is issued and signed by Resident Representative Dr. Iyabo Masha, supported the Government of His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma over actions to eliminate fuel subsidies.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:20

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Why is PEC Deceiving Public?Trumpeting Deceit and Propaganda against EDSA and the Energy Ministry is Distasteful.
Early this week, the public was stunned by the emergence of a rather strange Alliance, not within the SLPP, not of any political parties; this alliance is of Civil Society! Yes, out of the blues, the Alliance of Civil Society on Energy ( Never heard of this) was inaugurated this week, through a press release babbling about things they know little or nothing about.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SALPOST Signs Memorandum of Understanding with SLRTC
Sierra Leone Postal Services (SALPOST) has on Friday 25th November 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sierra Leone Road Transport Cooperation (SLRTC). The MRU is to ensure the fast transportation of postal mails to various parts of Sierra Leone.Speaking at the signing ceremony that was held at the SLRTC Board Room in PWD Freetown, Deputy Managing Director of SLPOST Ibrahim Bassir Kamara said the MRU is a way of complementing the efforts of their colleagues in SLRTC in creating the enabling environment that will ensure that the needs of Sierra Leoneans are achieved.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan International Sierra Leone Scales Up Projects to more Sponsored Child Communities
On Wednesday, 23 November, 2016, Plan International launched two new projects targeting more Sponsored Child communities in Port Loko District. The event happened at the conference hall of Port Loko Programme Unit.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown City Council Organises Civic Laying-Out Ceremony for Late Awoko
The Freetown City Council (FCC) has on Friday 25th November 2016, organised a civic laying-out ceremony and the signing of the book of condolence in respect of the late Alhaji Unisa Alim Sesay (aka Awoko) at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Brookfields.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:12

NEWS
Turkish President Erdoðan Pledges Full Support to Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Arab Emirates with accreditation to the Republic of Turkey has on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2016 officially presented his original Letters of Credence to the President of Turkey in a colourful ceremony at the Presidential Palace in the Capital, Ankara.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Director, Reproductive and Child Health Launches MCH Week in Port Loko
The Director, Reproductive and Child Health, Dr. Sanitigie Sesay has launched the second and final rounds of the 2016 Maternal and Child Health Week in Port Loko, calling on communities to cooperate with health care workers during the House to House campaign.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:08

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
President Koroma Leaves for the People’s Republic of China on a State Visit
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has on Sunday 27th November, 2016 left Freetown for the People’s Republic of China on a state visit on the kind invitation of his counterpart, His Excellency the President, Xi Jinping.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
Sierra Leonean Born China Based Artiste Host ‘Thank U China’ Concert
Sierra Leonean born and China based artiste Mariatu Kargbo on Saturday 26th November 2016, hosted a ‘Thank U China’ concert in Beijing, in appreciation of the outstanding role the Asian Tiger continues to play in Africa’s development.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As SLRSA Takes Road Safety Campaign to Pujehun
As part of the Authority’s Road Safety Outreach Strategies, The Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority - SLRSA has on Saturday 26th November 2016 started a Three day road safety sensitization campaign in Pujehun Town Southern Region of Sierra Leone.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : LAB Secures Discharge of 7 Police on Manslaughter Charge
It was an emotional and teary moment for the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles, seven police officers, their families, and friends after the officers were cleared of manslaughter charges following a trial that lasted hectic eighteen months.
Nov 28, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Sylvia Blyden Cautions NUSS and Ms Theresa Mboma
Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, a former Vice President of the National Union of Sierra Leone Students (NUSS) whom in 1994 became the first ever woman in History to be elected d as President of a University Students Government in Sierra Leone, has counselled the current NUSS Leaders and female college student Miss Theresa M'boma away from heeding to misadvise from those she said might have "veiled political motives".
Nov 25, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Loan repayment is timely”- President tells Sierra Rutile
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, November 23, 2016 “There was need for the loan at the time and I commend Sierra Rutile Mining Company Ltd. for making full repayment of the sum of 22 million Euros which is very timely,” President Ernest Bai Koroma said on Wednesday at a presentation ceremony at State House.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Drugs Smuggling Matter in Court
On Thursday 24th November 2016, Dr. James Square a witness and three accused, namely: Daniel James Macarthy, Abubakerr Dumbuya and Edward Nyuma Amara appeared, in court No 1 presided over by Magistrate Dr. Abubakarr Binneh Kamara, for the smuggling of Free Health Care Drugs from the Kailahun Government Hospital, Luwama Chiefdom.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ahead of today’s Mercury 4/50 Jackpot Draw... Le172 Million Plus Le100 Million Bonus at Stake
Sierra Leone’s down-to-earth Sports Betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International has set aside a windfall of Le172 million plus an extra bonus of Le100 million for today’s 4/50 Jackpot lottery draw as a must win for all its valued customers.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Team “Media Junction” Sets To Empower Journalists
23/11/016: Team “Media Junction” a group of Radio Managers and proprietors in Makeni headed by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the City Media Centre Stanley Bangura Jnr. has rolled three major projects aimed at enhancing the knowledge base of journalists within and without Makeni in just three months of its existence.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : I am Leaving Private Sector For Public Service On November 30th.-John Sisay
John SISAY, CEO of Sierra Rutile has revealed that he is leaving the Company for public service full time.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRCSL undertakes training on Treaty Body Reporting
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) in collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Wednesday November 23rd 2016 kick- started at Njala Venue a two day training on Treaty Body Reporting for Commissioners and Staff of HRCSL, Civil Societies and relevant line Ministries and Departments.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gulf Beverages Continue To Maintain Its Quality & Standards
One of the leading purified drinking water companies in the country, Gulf Beverages Company Limited of 5 Smart Farm, Off Wilkinson Road in Freetown that received Certificate of Meritorious Award from the Consumer Protection Agency-Sierra Leone on Thursday 4th February 2016 continued to maintain its quality and standards.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EPA- SL Launches 4 Reports
The Environment Protection Agency (EPA- SL) has on Thursday 24th November 2016, Launched the State of the Environment Report, Marine and Coastal Sensitivity Maps; the State of the Marine Environment Report, and the integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan for Sierra Leone. The launching took place at the Sierra Leone Marine Time conference hall, Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown.
Nov 25, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
All People Congress (APC)
All People Congress (APC)
Nov 25, 2016, 17:00

NEWS
Sierra Leone Minister Sylvia Blyden to Speak at International Justice Meet in Asia Tomorrow
The Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden flew out of Lungi airport yesterday heading for Asia where she will address an International Conference on Women in Justice. Hon. Blyden will address the conference tomorrow Friday 25th November 2016 as one of the emerging women leaders in Africa.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Ernest Koroma’s Credentials on Free Speech and Open Media
Sierra Leone’s media landscape had its most challenging period during the war era. The return to multiparty democracy in 1996 however, initially ushered in a new sense of hope. This was evident by the rise in number of media outlets.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Assured of Korean Government Support in the Fisheries Sector
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, on Friday 4th November 2016 received the Director-General of the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries of the Republic of Korea Mrs. Shinhee Cho and her Delegation at the Sierra Leone Mission in Seoul, Korea’s capital.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “I Will Reduce Maternal Mortality in Western Rural” - Dr. Oneil New DMO
The Western Area for decades had only one District Medical Officer in charge of both Western Urban and Rural Area District Health Management Team.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : More under- Five Children and Pregnant Women to Benefit from 2016 Second Immunization Campaign
The Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization and Child Health- Dr. Dennis Marke has said that the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, UNICEF, and World Health Organization have jointly collaborated to launch this year’s Maternal and Child Health Week in Port Loko lasting from November 24-26, 2016.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : THE TRUER Dr. SYLVIA BLYDEN
Dr. Sylvia Blyden now the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affaires is one of Sierra Leone's most celebrated female politician, educationist and philanthropist. Aside politic, there's so much to talk about this amazing personality who has won the heart and minds of various young people across Sierra Leone.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Solicitor Fracis Kaifala Pleads On Behalf Of School- Going Children
On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, eleven school- going boys, who were found guilty of mischievous act on Wednesday 16th November 2016, have been pleaded for by solicitor Francis Kaifala.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Condolence Message
The National Executive and entire Membership of the Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL), receive with utter shock the sad news of the sudden death of Alhaji Unisa Alim Sesay also fondly called Awoko, which sad event occurred on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at the Choitram Memorial Hospital.
Nov 24, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Alhaji Alim Awoko Dies in Freetown Choithram Hospital
Reports reaching the Awareness Times Newspaper late last night of yesterday Tuesday 22nd November 2016, say that popular Sierra Leonean, Alhaji Yunisa Alim Sesay, also known as Awoko has died at the Choithram Hospital, in Freetown.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Politics
Dr. Sam Sesay Declares for APC Emblem Carrier Ticket
21/11/016: As the contest to succeed His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma draws nigh, more names keep surfacing for the emblem carrier position of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) for the 2018 multi-level elections. One of the latest additions to swell the number of persons interested in the said position is Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Politics
1,460 SLPP Members Declare for APC in Kailahun
At least a total of four hundred and sixty (460) individuals who are disgusted over the way and manner they are being treated by the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) of late have declared their membership and loyalty to the All People’s Congress (APC) party in Nyama Chiefdom, Daru.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Female MP Warns, Chaos looms if we don't Stop Politicizing Issues
Hon. Gladys Gbappy-Brima, main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) female Member of Parliament representing Constituency 82 in Moyamba District has said that for MPs in Sierra Leone to be politicising state’s policies is chaotic and “lawlessness.”
Nov 23, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Ambassador Timbo Lays Wreath In Honour Of The Founding Father Of Turkey
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates with accreditation to the Republic of Turkey on Monday, November 21, 2016, laid a wreath at the Anitkabir, the monument where the founding father of the Republic of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk is buried.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives AU Passport
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday (21/11/2016) received his African Union (AU) Passport presented to him by Sierra Leone’s ambassador to Ethiopia Osman Keh Kamara at State House in Freetown.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Abdul Aziz Koroma Bags Le161 Million
A petty trader, resident in the Eastern part of Freetown, Abdul Aziz Koroma, on Monday 20th November, 2016 received a whopping sum of Le161 million as winning from Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Sarah Bendu- an Administrative Icon
21/11/016: Dr. Sarah Finda Bendu is a household name in Sierra Leone, being the first female Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) formerly the Sierra Leone Road Transport Authority (SLRTA), one of Government’s most renowned parastatals.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : V.P Foh Visits the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Tuesday 22nd November, 2016 in his capacity as Chairman of the Correctional Services Council visited the Pademba Road Male Correctional Centre.
Nov 23, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
34 APC & SLPP Lawyers team up to Battle Gov't On Behalf of Theresa
The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) continues to underestimate the negative outcome of them staying silent at the critical points in time. As a result, even well known APC sympathising lawyers were yesterday 21st November 2016, teaming up with pro-SLPP (Sierra Leone Peoples Party) lawyers on the side of detained college student, Theresa M’boma.
Nov 22, 2016, 17:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Sylvia Blyden: An Untouchable Enigma
The business name known as Awareness Times Newspaper has had many editors but one thing constant about it, is the archives (electronic and hard copies) of records. On 17th February 2006, our Archives show we published a groundbreaking, marketing biography of Ernest Bai Koroma, Opposition APC Leader.
Nov 22, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
S.L.P.P MP Blasts Energy Minister over EDSA tariff
As 2017 annual budget debate forges ahead in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament, an S.L.P.P Member of Parliament from Bo District- Hon. Umar Paran Tarawally on Monday 21st November 2016 said the Minister of Energy “has betrayed the local content policy in the country”.
Nov 22, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : When Civil Right Groups Collude To Undermine The People’s Mandate...
The growth of democracies requires the active participation of key institutions. Having an effective, viable and functional free press and civil society are very vital in this process.
Nov 22, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Day Three Of 2017 Budget Debate
21/11/16: On day three of continued debate on the 2017 Budget in the Parliament of Sierra Leone, 21st November 2016, the Minister of Finance clarified that due to projections in the increase of fuel pump price between Le 5,500 and Le 6,430 respectively, the Petroleum Regulatory Agency advised that the pump price for fuel be sold at Le 6,000 in order to avoid further increase in price by June 2017, having due regard for its impact on the masses.
Nov 22, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Youth Minister Poised to Promote Entertainment Industry
18th November 2016: Minister of Youths Affairs, Bai Mamoud Bangura, has poised to promote the entertainment industry.
Nov 22, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. Minister Dr. Sylvia Blyden Pays Unannounced Midnight Visit To Mile6 Resettlement - Her Political Will To Serve Is Very High But Enjoys Absolutely No Financial Support From Government Of Sierra Leone.
Friday 18th November 2016: Apparently visibly angry citizens of AKRAM aka CULVERT aka COLBERT area in Eastern Freetown who were affected by the flooding of yesterday November 17th 2016, threatened and virtually chased social services officers of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs when the officers went to do an assessment of aftermath of the disaster.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
OPEN LETTER TO HON. MOHAMED BANGURA,THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS
I write to express my sincere frustration over your failure and inability to maintain very good external relationship between the people and the Government of Sierra Leone.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 2017 Budget Debate Enters Day Two
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Friday 18th November 2016 continued debate on the 2017 Budget, which provides for the authorization of expenditure from the Consolidated Revenue Fund and other related matters for the services of Sierra Leone.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MoD Official and Two Commissioners Accused of Embezzling Funds
A civil worker at the Ministry of Defence, Headquarters in Freetown, James Harris, together with two Commissioners, namely, Rashid Thomas and Georgiana Barnett, are reported to have embezzled the sum of Le50 million given to them by the Ministry for this year’s Remembrance Day Celebration.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NYC- SL Calls for Calm
In a Press release issued on Friday 18th November 2016, the National Youth Council of Sierra Leone entreated all young people and the general public to “stay away from any proposed unauthorized protest or civil disobedience making rounds on social media”.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:04

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRA Commences Registration Process for all Petroleum Related Business Operators
THE PETROLEUM REGULATORY AGENCY (PRA) WAS CREATED BY AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT IN 2014, TO LICENSE AND REGULATE THE DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM BUSINESS ACTIVITIES IN SIERRA LEONE. THE OBJECT FOR WHICH THE AGENCY WAS ESTABLISHED WAS TO LICENSE AND REGULATE THE IMPORTATION, REFINING, STORAGE, TRANSPORTATION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF PETROLEUM AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SO AS TO ENSURE AN EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE SECTOR.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT AND THE SLPP: the familiar hidden hand of a political mission
Borrowing a few words from Wikipedia, Civil Society Organizations are an "aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions that manifest interests in promoting the welfare and will of citizens." Civil society includes the family and the private sphere, referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government, business and partisan politics.
Nov 21, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC & SLPP MPs All Set to Debate Sierra Leone 2017 Kopor
Parliament of Sierra Leone which comprises of Members from the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has on Thursday 17thNovember 2017 commenced debate on the 2017 ‘kopor’, being an Act that provides for the authorization of expenditure from the Consolidated Revenue Fund and other related matters for the services of Sierra Leone.
Nov 18, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Government Bans all School Sporting Activities in Western Areas
Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has with immediate effect instituted a ban on all schools sporting activities across the Western Area of the country.
Nov 18, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLRSA Pleads with Everybody to Fight Road Accidents
The Executive Director of the Sierra Leone Road Safety Authority (SLRSA) has called on everybody to conscientiously come together to fight road related accidents.
Nov 18, 2016, 17:06

NEWS
Benin Ambassador Calls on Ambassador Alimamy P. Koroma
Sierra Leone’s ambassador to China on Thursday 17th November, 2016, said, stronger collaboration and exchange of ideas will help in lifting bars of cooperation ties with Benin not just at the level of diplomatic relations, but at people-to-people exchanges as well.
Nov 18, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : GOSL in Collaboration with NPPA Ends E - Government Procurement Workshop
The Government of Sierra Leone in Collaboration with the National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), on Tuesday 15th 2016 held a one day E- Government Procurement workshop at the Miatta conference Hall.
Nov 18, 2016, 17:02

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Using Social & Traditional Media to Incite Hate in Sierra Leone is Distasteful!
Ferdinand Nahimana, Hassan Ngeze and Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza; the most popular journalists in Rwanda prior to, and later orchestrators of the 1994 Genocide that claimed the lives of more than an estimated UN figure of eight hundred thousand (800,000) people within a period of one hundred (100) days of bloodbath.
Nov 18, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP & Renaissance Go Desperate with a fake NUSS Recording
Executives of National Union of Sierra Leone Students (NUSS) yesterday Wednesday 16th November 2016, said “that the voice message purporting to come from the President of NUSS- ‘Osman Bikal’ and texts messages making the rounds on social media claiming a call for students to do an unlawfully guided demonstration is a hoax, false and mischievous.”
Nov 17, 2016, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Unveils Dream Atlantic Garden Villa
As a way of expanding the country’s infrastructure, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on November 11, 2016, unveiled phase one of the Dream Atlantic Garden Villas along the Lumley Beach Road in the West end of Freetown. Phase one of the Dream Atlantic Garden Villa is constructed by China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).
Nov 17, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : KLM to Resume Flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia
The Management of one of the world’s oldest airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, which is based in Holland has on Tuesday 15th November 2016, announced the resumption of flight service to Sierra Leone and Liberia, beginning, 26th March, 2017.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Affairs Minister Confirms N.C.R.A Board Members to partners
The Minister of Internal Affairs Paola Conteh has on Tuesday 15th November 2016 presented the National Civil Registration Authority (N.C.R.A.) Board Members to their development partners and political party members at police Mess hall Kingtom, in Freetown.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:14

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
A Fidgety Opposition and The Quest For Nationhood
Across the globe, even oil producing countries are removing subsidies on fuel and other petroleum products. It is basically a global drive to maximize revenue generation and ensure fiscal stability in the face of the global economic meltdown.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RSLAF Starts Wounded In Action Payments
On Tuesday 15th November this year, the Ministry of Defence and the Office of the Accountant General’s Department started payment for 755 Wounded In Action (WIA) retirees at the Armed Forces Training Center (AFTC), Benguema, Waterloo.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Global African News CEO Demands for Release of 3 Journalists
One of Africa’s leading online media outlets, Global Africa News-GAN, has teamed up with the Gambia’s National Journalists Union to demand for the immediate release of three journalists arrested last week.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SLP and RSLAF Personnel Benefit from LAB
Two personnel of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), one member of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and a civilian secured their freedoms on Wednesday 16th November 2016, after the Legal Aid Board won an application for their discharge for want of prosecution.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
SLPP and failed Conspirators against a Popular President
The first Walk to Work protest took place in Uganda on 11 April 2011, and was organised by the pressure group Activists for Change (A4C), which included the Forum for Democratic Change, the party of three-time presidential candidate Kizza Besigye. It was a protest whereby Ugandans denied their right to protest, used innovative thinking to gather in large numbers under the guise of walking to work.
Nov 17, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Cautions! Mohamed Bangura not Credible to market APC
Chairman and leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has expressed disgust over the way the country’s cabinet Minister of Information and Communications, Mohamed Bangura handled the awareness campaign on the All Peoples Congress (APC) led Government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s actions on fuel pricing across the country.
Nov 16, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ‘President Koroma Undistracted by Opposition Noise’ – Presidential Spokesman
Presidential Spokesman has confirmed to this Press His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is more focused on dealing with his recovery priorities rather than pay heed to noise coming from the opposition- SLPP.
Nov 16, 2016, 17:10


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