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NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Justice Edmond Cowan Embarrassed as…Sierra Leoneans Reject CRC Draft Recommendations
Mr. Floyd Alex Davies, Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) member, has on Thursday, 19th May, 2016 during Lunch Time Break Show on Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) confirmed that most of the recommendations in the abridged CRC draft report have been overwhelmingly rejected by the people of Sierra Leone.
May 23, 2016, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pharmacy Board destroys Drugs worth over Le 180 Million
Makeni, May 20, 016 (MOHS) - The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone on Thursday May 19, 2016 destroyed counterfeit, expired, unregistered, deteriorated, and classes A and B drugs worth Le185,000,000 at the Makama dumping site in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone.
May 23, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Affairs Minister Declares War against Lawlessness and Indiscipline
Minister of Internal Affairs, Rtd. Major Alfred Paolo Conteh has on Thursday 19th May, 2016 in the weekly government press briefing at the Ministry of Information and Communications’ conference room #8, declared that he is prioritising his fight against any form of indiscipline and lawlessness in the country.
May 23, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The People Of Koinadugu Welcomes Plan International To The District
A team from Plan International Sierra Leone, led by the Country Director, Mr Casely Ato Coleman on the from 20th of May to 21st May 2016 made a phase-in visit to Koinadugu district . The team included Joseph Konneh, Program Support Manager, Ekundayo French, and Ramatu Kargbo, Child Rights and Child Protection Advisor.
May 23, 2016, 12:08

NEWS
SLIEPA Collaborates With HFC And Freetown Insght To Attract Investors To Sierra Leone
The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) in collaboration with Herbert Smith Freehills a reputable legal firm based in the United Kingdom and Freetown Insight magazine hosted this year’s Invest Sierra Leone 2016 on the 5th of May 2016 in London.
May 23, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
Sierra Leone Embassy Staff Dies in Saudi
The Sierra Leone Embassy and the Sierra Leone Community in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received with utter shock and dismay the death of Alhaji Mohamed Mustapha Sowa, an employee of the Embassy after a protracted illness.
May 23, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Local Government Ministry Seeks Stakeholders Views on Chiefdoms De-amalgamation
Following the launching of the de-amalgamation process in Kenema and Bombali Districts, by the Minister of Local Government and Rural District, Maya Moiwo Kaikai, a team, comprising officials from the ministry led by the Deputy Minister, Hadiru Kalokoh has concluded consultations with Chiefdom Authorities in Kailahun, Kenema and Koinadugu Districts on the De-Amalgamation of Chiefdoms separated during the colonial era.
May 23, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Sympathises with the Foryoh Family
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Thursday 19th May, 2016, led a team of Senior Party Officials to visit the home of the late Sahr K. Foryoh who died at the Bo Government Hospital on Saturday 14th May, 2016.
May 23, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Northern Paramount Chiefs Back De-amalgamation
Paramount chiefs in the Northern province of Sierra Leone have on Monday 9th May, 2016 thrown their weight behind the process of Consultation for the De-amalgamation of chiefdoms as planned by the government through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
May 20, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank, U.S. Embassy and the EU team up with Government of Sierra Leone to improve fisheries sector
The World Bank, U.S. Embassy and the European Union have reiterated their commitment to collaborate with the Government of Sierra Leone to help strengthen the country’s Fisheries Sector through rebuilding of fisheries stocks, setting up of a sustainable fisheries management system that will result in improving livelihoods, government revenues, and attract responsible private sector investment.
May 20, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Nigerian Sent to Pademba Road Correctional Centre for Fraud
An accused Nigerian businessman, Frank Bioh has on Wednesday, 18th May 2016 been remanded at the Pademba Road Correctional Centre for fraud. He was arraigned before Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates Court No.1 to answer to a court charge of Attempt to Commit Felony contrary to Law.
May 20, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Global Education In Emergencies Fund To Be Launched At World Humanitarian Summit
May 19, 2016 -- The world's leading countries, companies and philanthropists will join forces to create a 'major breakthrough' to provide education for millions of children displaced by conflicts and natural disasters.
May 20, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : University Of Sierra Leone Leadership Calls on Beijing Based Embassy
The Sierra Leone Embassy, on Thursday 19th May 2016, hosted to a working lunch, a delegation from University of Sierra Leone (USL) that had earlier arrived in China, on the invitation of Gannan Normal University as a way of fostering exchange visits between the two Universities.
May 20, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Ambassador Showcases Africa in Turkey
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Islamic Republic of Iran with accreditation to Turkey and other Asian countries has told Turkish Investors to take great advantage of the numerous investment opportunities in Africa in general and Sierra Leone in particular.
May 20, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ABC and MOYA Establish Strategic Working Relationship
The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) and the Ministry of Youth Affairs has on Monday 16th May, 2016 established a strategic working relationship aiming at addressing the high pace of indiscipline and lawlessness among the youth population in Sierra Leone.
May 20, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MOBA Elects a New Executive
The Magburaka Old Boys Association otherwise called MOBA has concluded its Annual General Meeting at the Government Secondary School for Boy grounds in Magburaka. The forum which brought together alumni of the school from various works of lives in Sierra Leone and in the diasporas was the first to be convened since the outbreak of Ebola in 2014.
May 20, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Acc Recognizes Texters Association In The Fight Against Corruption In Kono District
As partnership and Coalition Building is key in the fight against corruption, the Anti-Corruption Commission’s Sub-Regional Office in Kono over the weekend recognized the Texters Association in the fight against Corruption during a partnership engagement at the Commission’s conference Room at 25 Alhaji Chewtoh Jalloh Street-Bongalow in Koidu city, Kono District.
May 20, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP JOB Promises Court Petition Over SSL Census Results
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP), Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin has on Wednesday 18th May, 2016 confirmed to Awareness Times Newspaper that his party will file a court petition over the current provisional census results issued by Statistics Sierra Leone(SSL) if their concerns against the validity of the results are not addressed.
May 19, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Information Minister Reveals Final Solution to Water Crisis
Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, has in an interview with journalists on Monday 16th May, 2016 unveiled government’s everlasting solution to the ongoing water crisis.
May 19, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
VP Foh to represent President Koroma at the ACP Summit in Papua New Guinea
His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has officially designated his able and trusted Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh to represent him at the 8th Summit of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States to be held in Port Moresby, the capital city of the Pacific State of Papua New Guinea from May 30th – June 1st.
May 19, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Auditor General Lectures On Leadership
Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce, the Auditor General of Sierra Leone in her capacity as the current Chairperson of African Organisation of English-speaking Supreme Audit Institutions (AFROSAI-E ) had the honour of addressing her peer Auditors General at the 13th Governing Board Meeting of AFROSAI-E held at the stately Transcorp Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria from the 9- 13 May 2016.
May 19, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : United States Extends “Food for Education” Project in Koinadugu District
The Minister of Education, Science and Technology officially launched ‘All Pikin for Learn’, a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) “Food For Education” program in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS). At a ceremony on May 17, U.S. Ambassador John Hoover spoke about the program in the context of the strong partnership between the United States and Sierra Leone and about the importance of primary education to the country’s development.
May 19, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
A Case Study on the Benefits of Digitizing Payments to Ebola Response Workers in Sierra Leone
At the height of the Ebola crisis, Sierra Leone turned to mobile wallets to make fast, accurate, and secure payments to Response Workers. Before digitization, cash payments were slow, inaccurate, and open to graft and theft.
May 19, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Acc Extends The Fight Against Corruption To Slango In Kono District
The Anti-Corruption Commission’s Sub-Regional Office in Kono on the 10th May 2016 extended the fight against graft to the Sierra Leone Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (SLANGO) at the Jericho Roads Ministries’ Hospital Conference Room in Koidu City, Kono District.
May 19, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC and SLPP MPs Amend the 1991 Constitution
The Parliament of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 17th May 2016 passed into law, with a slight amendment, the Constitutional Amendment Act, 2016, to allow for use of the existing voters’ register which was done in 2012 for the conduct of bye-elections in Constituencies 001 and 050 respectively.
May 18, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Update On Water Crisis And Report On Gavi Funds
In an effort to seek and promote the welfare of citizens, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today Tuesday May 17 2016 summoned the appropriate authorities at State House to update him on the current water situation in Freetown, and also later received an Administrative Inquiry Report on allegations of misconduct in the management of the GAVI Alliance Funds Part 1.
May 18, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deputy Social Welfare Minister and UNICEF Hold Working Visit in Kenema
Tuesday 17th May, 2016: The Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Gender andChildren’s Affairs has together with the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) held a two days working visit to Kenema District.
May 18, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pharmacy Board Engages Stakeholders on Drug Peddling
The Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone has on Tuesday 17th May, 2016 engaged different stakeholders at the Freetown City Council conference room to discuss problems of drug peddling in the Freetown Municipality.
May 18, 2016, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Re: Improving the Accuracy of Sierra Leone 2015 Census
I am afraid; I am not clear who to address this mail. The letter without an address or letter head including its annex1, was rightfully addressed to the Chairman Statistic Sierra Leone Council (SSLC) and was signed by one person without a name for and on behalf a list of some CSOs. I am not clear whether this is a coalition of CSOs/NGOs or an umbrella organisation.
May 18, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
New Ambassador Meets President Xi, Present Letters of Credence
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Alimamy P. Koroma, on 17th May, met with, and presented his Letters of Credence and those of recall of his predecessor to President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, a week after his arrival.
May 18, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury International (SL) Ltd gives SWASAL Le 50M for AGM
Freetown, May 16, 2016: The Chairman of Mercury International (SL) Ltd. Charity Foundation Mr. Samir Hassanyeh on Monday May 16 2013 presented a cheque of Fifty Million Leones to the Executive of Sports Writers Association of Sierra Leone (SWASAL) ahead of the Association’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 19 to 21 in Makeni.
May 18, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Works Committee in Parliament Concludes Roads inspection
17th May, 2016: In order to actualize the President’s vision on infrastructural development for the nation, the Parliamentary oversight Committee on Works Housing and Infrastructure, Chaired by Hon. Kombor Kamara, has ended a fortnight of inspections nationwide, monitoring road contractors and SLRA works around the country.
May 18, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The 2016 Miss Sierra Leone Board and Contestants Pay Courtesy Call on the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs
The Board of Directors for the 2016 Miss Sierrra Leone Beauty Pageant on Tuesday 15th May, 2016 paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs their King Hermann Road Office.
May 18, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
40th Day Funeral Rites 27th November 1946 – 4th April 2016 The 40th Day Funeral Rites of our beloved Alice Enid Thomas
40th Day Funeral Rites 27th November 1946 – 4th April 2016 The 40th Day Funeral Rites of our beloved Alice Enid Thomas
May 18, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
John Benjamin faces Very Strong Criticism from ADP Kamarainba
John Oponjo Benjamin (JOB), one of numerous presidential ticket contenders in the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has on Sunday, 15th May, 2016 come under strong criticism from Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray (MKM), the presidential candidate of another new opposition party, Alliance for Democracy Party (ADP).
May 17, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts UK Minister, CEO Save The Children
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 11 May 2016 received the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, and also later received the United Kingdom Under Secretary of State for International Development, at the Department for International Development (DFID), Mr. Nicholas Richard Hurd at State House in Freetown.
May 17, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NASSIT Commissions Newly Constructed Archives and Records Centre
The newly constructed Archives and Records Centre at Mile 5 Newton in Constituency 95 Western Rural District was on Friday 13th May, 2016, commissioned by the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT).
May 17, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UNDP Resident Coordinator Visits Parliament Leadership
Resident coordinator and Resident representative of United Nation Development Programmes (UNDP), Ambassador Sonil Saigel and other UNDP officials have on Wednesday 11th May, 2016 visited the leadership of Sierra Leone Parliament to discuss issues affecting the House.
May 17, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador Petito Meets Embassy Staff in China: Calls for Teamwork
Sierra Leone’s new Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, has on Monday, 16 May, 2016, held a maiden meeting with all staff of the embassy as a way of familiarization.
May 17, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : George Taylor Confirmed As SLCB MD
After running the bank successfully for the past three years, His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma in consultation with the Bank Governor and senior cabinet ministers, has confirmed Mr. George Taylor as the substantive Managing Director of the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank effective 1st May, 2016. Babsy Reports
May 17, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Former Acting Chief Justice Testifies in Court
Former acting Chief Justice of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Hon. Mr. Justice Valicious V. Thomas has on Wednesday, 11th May, 2016 testified before Magistrate Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 in a case involving accused person, Ibrahim Issa Kamara.
May 17, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kaffu Bullom Hails Hon. Fallay
The people of Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom and its environs, in Port Loko District, northern Sierra Leone on Thursday 12th May, 2016 hailed Hon. Robin Fallay, the All Peoples Congress (APC) party Publicity Secretary II and Board Chairman, Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), for organizing the masquerade parade named 'Wan Wod Wae Nor Geh Mate' that paraded the main communities in the chiefdom from Taetefore to Conakry Dee.
May 17, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : National Commission for Privatization Tours Ports Facilities
As part of its statutory mandates to oversee the activities and operations of parastatals under it purview, the National Commission for Privatization (NCP) on last Wednesday embarked on a familiarization tour on the facilities of operators (both public and private) at the Sierra Leone Ports Authority, Queen Elizabeth II Quay.
May 17, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Universal Times Calls for Investigating SALPOST Consultant Managing Director
Press release issued by the Universal Times Newspaper dated 11th May, 2016 is calling on the Anti Corruption Commission and the Ministry of Information and Communications amongst others to investigate the Consultant Managing Director of Sierra Leone Postal Services (SALPOST), Mr. Samuel J. Koroma.
May 17, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Heaps Praises on EBK & APC's Political Tolerance
The newly elected chairman and leader of one of Sierra Leone's opposition parties, the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mr. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on Sunday 15th May, 2016 commended the political tolerance of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party which is led by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
May 16, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As former pupils team with current pupils to Riot...Social Welfare Minister Resolves Strike at Blind School
Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Honourable Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has on Friday, 13th May, 2016 visited the Milton Margai School for the Blind in Freetown during which she settled an ongoing violent strike action by pupils of the institution.
May 16, 2016, 12:10

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
DECENTRALISATION SECRETARIAT – TURNING SIERRA LEONE’S WHEELS OF DEVELOPMENT
‘One of the governmental Institutions with the greatest potential for sustainable development, inclusive economic growth, political cohesiveness, and social stability: the Decentralisation Secretariat’
May 16, 2016, 12:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Pushing President Koroma’s Reform Agenda: Health And Sanitation Minister Launches Nppu Task Force
It would be recalled by many that as recent as two years ago the name Ministry of Health and Sanitation was synonymous with corruption and scandals and perennial strike actions by health workers. The latest one that no one will forget in a hurry was the infamous GAVI scandal, the last straw that breaks the camel's back.
May 16, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Politics
“Respect The Values Of The APC” Vice President Foh Avers
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh has on Friday 13th May, 2016 sounded a note of warning to all “would be aspirants” of the APC Party informing that the APC is an Institution with laid down principles and values that cannot be compromised for anything.
May 16, 2016, 12:02

NEWS
“Educated and Skilled Human Resource is the only way out of Africa’s current predicament and the ultimate base for the success of Agenda 2063’’…Ambassador Ismael Koroma
Sierra Leone's Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative to the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Ismael Koroma has told Member States of the African Union, including International Organizations and Partners in Ethiopia that the only way out of the current predicament confronting development in Africa;
May 16, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Government Explains Convincing Reasons for Postponing NPSE
Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Information and Communications in the APC led government, has in a very convincing presentation, explained that the temporary postponement of the NPSE Examinations was actually aimed at protecting young children from having to face traumatic and chaotic scenes on the day of the exams.
May 13, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : JOB Cries Foul as President Koroma Bans all Protests outside State House
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has in a phone call interview with Awareness Times Newspaper criticised the State House press release published on Thursday 12th May, 2016, in which President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has immediately banned all protests outside of State House Building, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
May 13, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Chinese President And Ambassador Honoured
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, Tuesday 10 May, 2016// -- Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Zhao Yanbo, were on Tuesday conferred Honourary Grand Commander of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GCRSL) and Honourary Commander of the Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone (CRSL) respectively in recognition of their assistance and support in promoting the development aspirations of the Government and People of Sierra Leone, particularly the remarkable gesture of solidarity demonstrated during the unprecedented Ebola outbreak.
May 13, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Boss Laments on growing the manufacturing industry
The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara has said that manufacturing has an important role to play in driving the country’s economy and boosting revenue collection. She said the NRA is committed to continue helping government assist the manufacturing industry thrive to create employment, promote export and increase foreign exchange earnings, and above all, maximise revenue collection.
May 13, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Committee On Mines Interfaces With Mining Companies After Ebola
12th May, 2016: The Parliamentary Committee on Mines and Mineral Resources, chaired by Hon. Amadu Kanu has returned from over a week-long oversight engagement with key players in the mining industry, for the first time after the defeat of the devastating ebola virus disease, in collaboration with the Ministry of Mines and the National Minerals Agency.
May 13, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Politics
APC-USA Women’s Wing Holds Grand Launching and Fundraising Programme
As President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity continues to create more glittering space for women in governance, the APC-USA Women’s Wing though their astute and dynamic President, Mrs. Mariama Lowe Bangura and executive members have risen-up to the occasion to organized an auspicious Grand Launching and Fundraising Programme with the theme, “Renewal Continuity and Women’s Empowerment”.
May 13, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UK-Sierra Leone Network Trust Fund donates Law Books to Capacitate Commercial Court
A non-governmental organization UK-Sierra Leone Network Trust Fund has on Tuesday 10th May, 2016 donated student law books and law reports to fast track commercial court to help lawyers delivere their programme and to help them fast track their court proceedings.
May 13, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
May 11th Summarised Work Schedule of Social Welfare, Gender & Children Ministers - Two Women at the Helm
Ministers Ensure Gender Directorate’s Key Senior Staff are swiftly assigned to sad Case of Young Lady found dead along Aberdeen Lumley Beach
May 13, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Social Welfare Ministers Rebuild Ebola Survivors' Confidence… Social Welfare Assures Ebola Survivors ahead Of Football Tournament
She furthered that football is one of the ways people come together and can be a reintegration tool in societies. Against that backdrop and the importance to ensure Ebola survivors are encouraged to feel a part of their communities and the Nation as a whole, her ministry endorses the football tournament.
May 12, 2016, 19:19

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Scores another Positive First in Energy
Sierra Leone has become the first country participating in the UK’s Energy Africa Campaign to meet all criteria set by the British government that enables a participating country to sign a compact agreement for financial and other support with the UK.
May 12, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Rutile Limited – First Sierra Leonean business member of the World Economic Forum
Chief Executive officer of Sierra Rutile John Sisay will be taking part in the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali. The meeting will be taking place from Wednesday 11th May until Friday 13th May, where particpants will discuss how technology can help Africa grow and structurally transform through the digital age.
May 12, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
Amb. AP Koroma Arrives in Beijing
Honourable Alimamy Philip Koroma has today, Wednesday, 11 May 2016, arrived in Beijing, China’s capital, as Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to The People’s Republic of China. He also comes with accreditation to several other counties in the South East Asian Pacific.
May 12, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Planting Season for 2016 Launched, Agriculture Minister Expects Bumper Harvest
The Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) Prof. Patrick Monty Jones, on Saturday 7th May 2016, launched the planting season for 2016. The Minister made the symbolic launching at Makeni, Bombali District, a predominantly agricultural economy where over 80% of the economic activities are linked to agriculture.
May 12, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
President Launches Energy Revolution in Sierra Leone
“Our nation would not develop with inadequate and unreliable access to electricity,” President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has stated at the launch of the Energy Revolution programme at Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown on Tuesday 10 May, 2016.
May 12, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : For appointing Hon. Coleson Turay as Deputy Ambassador…Constituency 98 Residents thank president Koroma
Residents of Constituency 98, Western Area Rural, have on Friday May 6th, 2016 processed from Victoria Park, to the headquarters of the All Peoples Congress (APC), 11A Old Railway Line, Brookfields, Freetown in expressing their gratitude to His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for appointing Honourable Alimamy Coleson Turay to serve in the capacity as deputy Ambassador to the United States of America (USA).
May 12, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Clay Factory Report
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 9 May 2016 received a report by Legal Aid Board Executive Director Mrs. Fatmata Carlton Hanciles and team on the resolution of the Clay Factory issue as well as the fate of illegal squatters therein.
May 12, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As Minister Mohamed Bangura Endorses... APC Gov’t Praises Police Media for Proactive Release
The Honourable Minister of Information and Communication, Mr. Mohamed Bangura has endorsed the position of his Deputy Cornelius Deveaux in praising the proactive and speedy release of information by the Sierra Leone Police.
May 11, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma's Development Wind Blows Over Koya Chiefdom
Barely hours after the commissioning of the newly constructed and equipped ultra-modern health centre at Tokeh village, in the Western Rural District, President Koroma has ordered the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Abu Bakarr Fofanah and his technical team to inspect and report on the health infrastructure needs of the people of Gbabai village, in the Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko District.
May 11, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury International Donates Le160M to EducAid S/L
Mercury International has on Saturday 7th, 2016 donated one hundred and sixty million Leones (Le160M) to EducAid Sierra Leone. The donation took place at Port Loko Town, nothern Sierra Leone.
May 11, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Social Welfare Minister engages in Decentralised Schedule
Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, the Honourable Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs Minister has given decentralization a new meaning when she chose to work from her ministry's Kono branch Office on May 9th 2016. The unpredictable but highly intelligent Cabinet Minister paid an unannounced visit to her Kono branch office at a time the staff there had assumed she had already left after the Red Cross celebrations of Sunday May 8th 2016. Blyden had travelled to Kono to serve as Keynote Speaker for Red Cross celebrations.
May 11, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambassador to China Takes Leave of President Koroma
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador designate and plenipotentiary to the People’s Republic of China Alimamy Philip Koroma has on Monday 9th May 2016 taken leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown, marking the commencement of his tour of duty.
May 11, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Presents Maiden Magazine To President Koroma
Vice President Ambassador Dr Victor Bockarie Foh on Monday 9 May 2016 presented a copy of a maiden magazine to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown. According to VP Foh, the magazine covered activities of his stewardship in the Office of Vice President from 19th March 2015 to date.
May 11, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Receives Clay Factory Report
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 9 May 2016 received a report by Legal Aid Board Executive Director Mrs. Fatmata Carlton Hanciles and team on the resolution of the Clay Factory issue as well as the fate of illegal squatters therein.
May 11, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Attorney General and Minister of Justice Donates to EBK University
On Friday, 6th May, 2016 at the auditorium of the Ernest Bai Koroma University College in Makeni, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara commonly called JFK, has donated 20 whiteboards worth Le16 million, DSTV and equipments worth millions of Leones.
May 11, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Five Persons Sent to Pademba Road Correctional Centre
Magistrate Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 has on Monday 9th May, 2016 remanded five accused persons to Pademba Road Correctional Centre for court charges ranging from malicious damage, contrary to Section 51 of the Malicious Damage Act of 1861; unlawful procession, contrary to Section 17(3) of the Public Order Act No.45 of 1965; throwing missiles, contrary to Section 6 of the Public Order Act No.46 of 1965; riotious conduct, contrary to Section 12(a) of the Public Order Act No.46 of 1965 and unlawful possession of explosives, contrary to Section 12 of the Explosive Act of 1955.
May 10, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sella Limba Chiefdom Welcomes Vice President Foh
The Hon. Vice President, Ambass ador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Sunday 8th May, 2016 led a galaxy of high profiled Government Officials and Party Stalwarts as they stormed Kamakwie, to present to the people of Sella Limba Chiefdom the newly appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Saidu Conteh.
May 10, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Vows To Make Western Rural District A Model District In The Country
Tokeh village, along the Peninsula, in the Western Area was the scene of drumming and jubilation on Friday, 6th May, when residents from the entire Tokeh village and its environs, some coming from as far as Tombo, Bridgett, Kent and Russell Town settlement areas converged at the legendary tourist friendly village to witness the commissioning of the newly constructed ultra-modern health centre, the TOKEH-HAN Health Center.
May 10, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma And President Sirleaf Call For More Collaboration To End Ebola
The leaders of Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday 6 May, 2016, called for more collaboration to end Ebola in their respective countries.
May 10, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “... Our government has provided the required capacity to boom telecommunications” Information Minister Asserts
National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has on Saturday 7th May, 2016 hosted its fifth Consumer Parliament at the Yomba Lucy Memorial Hall, Diamond Lodge, in Koidu City, Kono District.
May 10, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Plan International Bags 4 Global Awards in April 2016
Plan International Sierra Leone has on Thursday 5th May, 2016 disclosed to the press that it has won four (4) global awards in April 2016.
May 10, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Global Fund invest $103 Million on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria
Freetown, May 7, 016 (MOHS) - Global Fund Executive Director, Dr. Mark Dybul has assured Sierra Leone of Global Fund’s support to invest $103 Million in fighting HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Health System Strengthening (HSS) of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation over the period 2016 to 2018
May 10, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Emerges Victorious Over Gbla & Firms Grip on ADP
Members of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) on Friday May 6th, 2016 voted the founder, Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray as their chairman and leader.
May 9, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Politics
President Koroma Cautions NEC for Free and Fair Elections
Thursday May 5th, 2016- President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has cautioned officials of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) that free and fair elections form the basis of true democracy.
May 9, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Photo News
Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden with Kono Paramount Chiefs
Hon. Dr. Sylvia Blyden with Kono Paramount Chiefs
May 9, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shenanigans exposed as Tonkolili, Koinadugu and Kambia Reject CRC Recommendations
Tonkolili, Koinadigu and Kambia districts have on Saturday 7th May, 2016, overwhelmingly rejected the recommendations made by the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC).
May 9, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vice President Foh Storms Tonkolili District
Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Friday 6th April 2016 storms Magboroka, to present to the people of Tonkolili District the newly appointed Minister of Works, Housing and Infrastructure, Madam Kadie O. Sesay.
May 9, 2016, 12:04

NEWS
President Koroma Commended in South Africa
Sierra Leone’s President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma was on Wednesday, May 3th, 2016, commended by participants attending this year’s Africa Regional Open Government Partnership (OGP) meeting in Cape Town, South Africa for his leadership role in promoting transparency and accountability as encapsulated in the Open Government Initiative (OGI).
May 9, 2016, 12:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
AS CITIZENS VEHEMENTLY REJECT JUSTICE EDMOND COWAN'S... CONSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS, THE AWARENESS TIMES TEAM IS YET AGAIN VINDICATED. EDITOR ABDUL MALIK BANGURA SHARES HIS PRIDE THAT HE WAS THE ONE WHO BELLED THE CAT.
A little over two months ago on March 2nd, 2016, I had caused to proverbially bell the cat that everyone had been too scared to hang a bell on. In the face of intimidation, I stood up to challenge the recommendations of the all-powerful Justice Cowan's Constitutional Review Committee (CRC).
May 9, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Government Committed to Ensure Muslims Perform this Year’s Hajj
Vice President of Sierra Leone, Victor Bockarie Foh has on Tuesday 19th April, 2016 during a press conference at the Office of Vice President of Sierra Leone, Tower Hill, Freetown, assured Sierra Leoneans that the Government of His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is very committed to ensure that Muslim pilgrims are accepted this year to perform Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
May 6, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Cautions Shankardas, Fawaz and CTC
The chairperson for Parliamentary Committee on Lands, Hon. Rosaline J.K. Smith on Wednesday 4th May, 2016 at administrative building in Parliament said they have the statutory right to question MDAs, institution and organizations of how they are operating in the country.
May 6, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SRL pays 3.7 billion to land owners
Surface rent to the tune of 3.7billion has been paid to land owners in Sierra Rutile operational areas. The amount was paid to five chiefdoms in two districts. The rent, apart from the 50% that went to landowners, was paid into funds for development activities in various public sectors including: district councils, constituency development fund, chiefdom administrative Fund and Paramount Chiefs.
May 6, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bo District Council Gets 24 Kilometre Road Construction Project
On Friday 29th April, 2016 the 24 kilometre stretch, spanning from the Sumbuya-Lugbu jetty to Nganyaguehun-Gbagbo in the Bo District was official handed over to contractors for reconstruction. The commissioning ceremony took place at the Sumbuya Court Barray and was witnessed by local dignitaries from the District Council and chiefdom stakeholders from both Lugbu and Gbagbo chiefdoms.
May 6, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kabala Water Project to Target 72,000 People
The Director General of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Mr. Samuel Bangura has disclosed to newsmen that the Kabala Water Project will soon be utilized by a population of seventy two thousand residents of Kabala Town and surrounding environments in the Koinadugu District.
May 6, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Politics
Timbo is the right man for SLPP… 4 Aspirants Assert
Four aspirants; Alie Kabba, Francis Lahai, Munda Rogers and John Oponjo Benjamin, from the Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) have asserted that Alpha Osman Timbo is the right man to lead the party in 2018.
May 6, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Information and Communications Cuddles ABC Secretariat
Minister of Information and Communications, Mr. Mohamed Bangura has on Thursday 5th May, 2016 assured staff of the Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat of his ministry’s unflinching support in striving to achieve the aims and objectives of the Secretariat.
May 6, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
‘Gbongbosoro’ as ADP Prepares For Convention
Hierarchy of the newly formed Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) has on Wednesday 4th May, 2016 resulted into serious confrontation over the eligibility of one of its executive members, David Gbla.
May 5, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Warns SLFA
Tuesday May 3, 2016- President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has warned the Seven Man Working Group of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) that the identification of delegates for the next Congress should be done in a transparent manner to ensure all stakeholders are adequately represented.
May 5, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Farmer Testifies in an Alleged Child Trafficking Case
Accused person, Abdulai Russell has on Wednesday 4th May, 2016 arraigned before Magistrate Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 to answer to a count charge ranging from Trafficking of Person contrary to Section 2(1) of the Anti Human Trafficking Act of 2005.
May 5, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Conducts First National Health and Nutrition Fair
Freetown: 29 April 2016 - The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) secretariat and the civil society platform on 31st April, 2016 concluded three day national health and nutrition fair in the country in order raise awareness and highlight national efforts aimed at ending hunger and malnutrition and improve access to health systems.
May 5, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leonean Diaspora Philanthropist Honoured
Help the Helpless Consortium including Hope 4 Ebola Orphans, Embracing Children Adoption Services and Ripsta Culture GEDO has on the 1st May 2016 at Angola Town in Freetown honoured a Sierra Leonean Diaspora Philanthropist, Mama Mayila Yansaneh for her contributions to the less privileged children and women in Sierra Leone.
May 5, 2016, 17:06


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