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NEWS : Politics
As his new party contest its first election in South-East:....Kamarainba ready to Disgrace JOB & APC in Segbwema
Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has on Thursday 25th May 2017, told Awareness Times Newspaper that the ADP is ready to disgrace both the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party as well as John Oponjo Benjamin (JOB) of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in tomorrow’s bye election for Ward 025, Segbwema Town, Kailahun District, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone.
May 26, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Tony Konomanyi Declares for Koidu City Mayor
A born and bred in Kono district, Tony Tamba Konomanyi has on Thursday 25th May 2017, declared his intention to run for the Mayoral position of the Koidu New Sembehun City Council under the ticket of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party.
May 26, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Youngest Editor off to World Bank Sponsored International Workshop
25 years old Abdul Malik Bangura, the youngest newspaper editor in West Africa who edits Sierra Leone’s most widely read newspaper, Awareness Times, will be flying out of the country today to participate in an international workshop sponsored by the World Bank scheduled for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on May 29-June 3, 2017.
May 26, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves Finance Act, 2017 Again
Members of Parliament from both All Peoples Congress (APC) Party and Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have on Thursday 25th May 2017, once again approved the Finance Act, 2017 that was approved in April this year but sent back by HE President Ernest Bai Koroma in order to accommodate the comments made by the President in accordance with Standing Order (SO) 58(6) and section 106(7and8) of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone.
May 26, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank and Sierra Leone to Hold Development Finance Forum
The Government of Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the World Bank Group, has scheduled Monday 29th May 2017, to convey the first Sierra Leone Development Finance Forum in the Bintumani International Conference Center in Freetown.
May 26, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Party’s Good Leadership Hailed By Ghana’s Prezo
The All Peoples Congress (APC) Party led government of His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has been lavishly praised by Ghana’s President, His Excellency Dr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for its good leadership of the people of Sierra Leone.
May 25, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Prepares for Mass Mosquito Net Distribution
FREETOWN, 25 May 2017 – The National Malaria Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have pre-positioned around 4.3 million treated mosquito bed nets ahead of the planned nationwide mass distribution campaign on 1-10 June, 2017.
May 25, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Diakonia Theological College Holds 2nd Annual Leaders Seminar
Diakonia Theological College (DTC) has held its second annual leaders seminar at The Temple of Truth Ministry at Wellington, on Saturday 20 May 2017, east of Freetown.
May 25, 2017, 17:04

NEWS
Fonti advocates for alternative education
Journalist Abdul Karim (Fonti) Kabia has called on the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and donor partners across the world to consider the introduction of alternative means of education in Sierra Leone.
May 25, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Tribute to Femi Turner – The Unsung Hero of the 50/50 Group
The news of the death of Mr. Michael Femi Turner came as a shock and big blow to all of us members of the 50/50 Group. We will be forever grateful to him for the free professional services rendered to the organisation during the construction of our building at Tower Hill. Femi continued to show interest in the building and was never tired of our constant demand on his time and expertise.
May 25, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Passes Sierra Leone Water Company Act 2017 into Law
Sierra Leone House of Parliament has on Tuesday 23rd May 2017 ratified Water Bill entitled Sierra Leone Water Company Act, 2017 being an Act to provides for the continuance in existence of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), to provide for a more efficient and effective management of community and rural water supply systems in specified areas, to provide for the facilitation of water sanitation and delivery in Sierra Leone and to provide for other related matters.
May 24, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : RSLAF Launches Foreign Languages Training Programme
On Tuesday 2nd May 2017, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) has officially launched the Foreign Languages Training programme in Chinese, French and Arabic Languages at the Armed Forces Educational Center (AFEC), Wilberforce Barracks in Freetown.
May 24, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Salpost MD outlines achievements
The Consultant Managing Director of the Sierra Leone Postal Service Limited (SALPOST), Samuel Koroma, has disclosed that lot has been remarkably achieved by the entity since he took over office in 2012.
May 24, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Engages Staff of EDSA in Bombali on the PNB Campaign
In its quest to heighten public awareness on the Pay No Bribe campaign (PNB), the Northern Regional Office of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Thursday 18th May 2017 engaged the management and staff of Electricity, Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) at their Electricity Road Office, in Makeni.
May 24, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
Manchester attack: Trump calls attacker a ‘loser’
US President Donald Trump has called those behind the Manchester suicide bombing and other similar attacks “evil losers in life”.
May 24, 2017, 17:08

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
7-storey APC/ CPC building and the hue and cry by detractors: The points being missed by the rabble-rousers
Why the hue and cry by antagonists of the All People’s Congress ( APC ) over the new APC / China Communist Party building about to be constructed in Sierra Leone ?
May 24, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MAFF Participates in the 1st Annual Cashew Farmers Assembly
The Cashew Farmers Association from Portloko district has over the weekend held its 1st Assembly of Cashew Farmers at Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security’s branch in Port Loko town with the aim to gather all stakeholders involved into the cashew value chain in the region to debate and highlight the role of cashew farming in Sierra Leone.
May 24, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Methodist Girls’ High School Global Alumnae Fundraiser
Former students of the Methodist Girls’ High School in Freetown who are now living and working abroad have formed a new organization called the Methodist Girls High School Global Alumnae.
May 24, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : HRCSL Holds First Mobile Complaint Hearing
The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone with funding from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Monday 22nd to 23rd May conducted a mobile complaint hearing in Pujehun.
May 24, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Concerned over Warmonger SLPP Spokesman
National Secretary General of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has expressed concern over what he referred to as the “warmonger attitude” of the Acting Publicity Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
May 23, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Through Ernest Bai Koroma, Magburaka has given to Sierra Leone, Africa and the World A Worthy Leadership”- VP. Foh Tells MOBA
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Friday 19th May, 2017 graced the Speech Day and Prize-Giving Ceremony of the Magburaka Secondary School For Boys, an Alma Mater of His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on whose behalf he conveyed warm greetings and best wishes for the celebrations and continued growth and development of the school.
May 23, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Charliesco Donates Building Materials and PA System to Five Mosques
The Chief Executive Officer and owner of Charliesco Enterprise, Water Company, Rental Vehicles and Security Agency in the East and Central Part of Freetown, Charlie Williams on Friday 19th May 2017 donated eighty (80) bags of cement, two bundles of zinc, shovels, pickaxes, PA System, cash for work and plenty construction tools to five different Mosques and a youth group in Constituency 100 Kissy, East of Freetown.
May 23, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Stakeholders Discuss the Importance of Toll Road in Sierra Leone
In a move gearing towards raising awareness and sensitizing the public about the importance and economic benefit of the toll road stretching from Wellington to Masiaka, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, on Friday 19th May 2017,at the Youth Ministry conference hall, engaged stakeholders from different facet in society, including civil society activists to continued educating and raising awareness on the importance of the toll road.
May 23, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WAHO/UNDP Mission to Identify Needs of National Reference Laboratories
The West African Health Organization (WAHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked on a mission to Sierra Leone from May 22-24, 2017 to identify the upgrading needs of the National Reference Laboratories of the Mano River Union countries.
May 23, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As they promise to Self-Police in Upholding EBK's Policy to Protect Girls... APC Leader enjoys Respect of Bondo Society & Soways
Top leaders of the sacred all-women Bondo Society in Sierra Leone, popularly known as Soweis, have over the weekend praised the name of Ernest Bai Koroma, Head of State, Chairman and Leader of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) for his government's wisdom in managing issues around the aspect of female circumcision. The women, whilst promising to individually uphold President Ernest Koroma's call for protection of girls, went on to assure they will also be policing one another to ensure no more girls are initiated or circumcised inside Sierra Leone.
May 22, 2017, 12:06

NEWS
President Koroma Joins Donald Trump and other World Leaders in Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone’s President has arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the kind invitation of the Saudi Monarch.
May 22, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Peace and Conflict Students Construct Peace Garden
Students of Peace and Conflict Studies Department, Fourah Bay College (FBC), University of Sierra Leone (USL) has unveiled their Peace Park on Thursday May 18th, 2017 at the college campus, Mt Aureol, Freetown.
May 22, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Pharmacists Trained on Leadership Development Programme
As part of its technical assistance in strengthening the Directorate of Drugs and Medical Supplies to achieve its objectives, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/Systems for Improved Access for Pharmaceutical and Services (SIAPS) has concluded a three-day workshop on Leadership Development Programme (LDP) for Pharmacists on Thursday May 18, 2017 at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Aberdeen in Freetown.
May 22, 2017, 12:00

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
As she proudly flies the Sierra Leone Green, White & Blue flag in USA... Sylvia Blyden Speaks from Washington DC, USA
I left Yale University yesterday May 17th where we completed Phase 1 of our African Women Leadership Forum. Now starting Phase 2 in Washington DC where I am at U.S. Congress for several meetings of great African Women Leaders.
May 19, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Protecting Girls from Circumcision Takes Centerstage in Waterloo Today
Government of Sierra Leone is today Friday 19th May 2017, going to team up with Soweis of the Bondo Society in a Grand National event to be held in Waterloo that will see officials from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs (MSWGCA) use the chance to propagate His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma's policy on Female Circumcision also known as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
May 19, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
Saudi King Invites President Koroma Again
Sierra Leone’s President has been invited to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which will be held on Sunday, May 21, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has confirmed.
May 19, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Gender Director Speaks on Protecting Girls from Circumcision
The Director of Gender at the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Mr. Charles Vandy has yesterday May 18th 2017, spoken on government’s plans to protect girls from female circumcision also known as FGM. He was speaking whilst distancing the government from a publication in yesterday edition of New Citizen Newspaper.
May 19, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Agriculture Minister Updates Members of Parliament
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Professor Patrick Monty Jones has on Thursday 18th May 2107, updated the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Agriculture, on the 2016 and 2017 Annual Progress of the Agriculture Ministry.
May 19, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
NCD Successfully Conducts a Survey on the State of Democracy in Sierra Leone
Since the adoption of the 1991 multi-party Constitution of Sierra Leone, there has never been a thorough survey from a predominantly Sierra Leonean perspective to investigate, with scientific evidence, the status of democracy in the country. Surveys with regards the state of democracy in Sierra Leone are crucial to articulate with empirical evidence the governance landscape from the standpoint of statistical analyses.
May 19, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The General Security Situation Country-Wide is Relatively Peaceful—CID Boss Say
The Head of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mohamed Bendu Kamara has told news men on Thursday 18th May 2017 that the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is on top of situation in addressing security issues of armed robbery and other related matters of interest. He assured the press and the public in general at the weekly government press briefing, in the Ministry of Information and Communications’ Conference Room #8 Youyi Building, Freetown.
May 19, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC and SLPP MPs vote to withdrawal of Statutory Instrument No. 12 of 2016 entitled “The Council of Legal Education Act, 1989 (Act No. 1 of 1989)”
Parliament of Sierra Leone, which comprises Members from both the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP) and the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) has debated and voted unanimously on the withdrawal of Statutory Instrument No. 12 of 2016 entitled “The Council of Legal Education Act, 1989 (Act No. 1 of 1989)” on Wednesday 17th May 2017.
May 18, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ITU To Extend Digital Migration Deadline
Sierra Leone’s delegation to the ongoing annual ITU Council meeting in Geneva has held frvuitful discussions with the ITU leadership which is set to unlock great potentials that will be of immense benefit to the country and will include an extension of the ITU June 17, 2017 deadline for the country to migrate from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting to December 2017.
May 18, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Updates SALWACO Staff on the PNB Campaign
Management and staff of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO) Makeni Station in a customized meeting with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Northern Regional Office pledged to uphold integrity in the execution of their duties. This declaration was made on Tuesday 16th May 2017at SALWACO Office, Waterworks Road in Makeni.
May 18, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 50 Youth Groups Trained & Equipped for Door to Door Cleaning
50 youth groups in the Western Urban and Western Rural Districts of Freetown have completed their training in household waste management collection on Monday 16th May 2017 and were empowered with brand-new equipment; Tricycles, Shovels, Wheel-Barrows to name but few from Freetown City council (FCC) and the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC) at Bolling Street, Kingtom, Freetown.
May 18, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Lady Sia Koroma Honours 100 Years Old Caroline Kayinde Whitfield
The distinguished First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, has on behalf of her husband H.E. President Ernest Bai Koroma, the Government and People of Sierra Leone, honoured Sierra Leone citizen Mrs. Caroline Kayinde Whitfield as the latter turns 100 years of age yesterday17th May 2017. The joyful news of the 100th Birthday was officially conveyed to the Government by the family of the much loved old lady.
May 18, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Special Advisor To The Prime Minister Of Ethiopia Call On The Hon. Vice President
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh today Wednesday 17th May, 2017 received in audience the Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghedreyesus at his Tower Hill Office in Freetown. The Special Advisor is in the country to solicit the support of the Sierra Leone Government to his candidacy for the post of Director - General of the World Health Organisation.
May 18, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Youth groups trained in door-to-door waste management under Operation Clean Freetown, are equipped to begin work
Operation Clean Freetown has on 16th May, 2017 moved several steps forward, as the 50 youth groups who have completed their training in household waste management, took possession of their new motorised tricycles and other equipment from Freetown City Council (FCC) and the Western Area Rural District Council (WARDC). A further 52 OCF waste management businesses are in the final stages of training.
May 18, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As Yumkellas continue to drag their dad's legacy to the mud... SLPP's Kandeh Yumkella says Foday needs Peace
As we promised in our Monday edition, we are today bringing you the official reaction of Dr. Kandeh Yumkella to the decision of his elder brother, Foday Yumkella to support Maada Bio in the coming 2018 elections flagbearership race of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
May 17, 2017, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
President Koroma Turns Sod for New APC Regional Headquarters
The Chairman and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma today Tuesday, 16th May 2017, turned the sod for the construction of a seven storey APC Western Area regional headquarters building during a groundbreaking ceremony at Poultney Street in Freetown.
May 17, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Big boosts in the Oil Palm Sector…As 3,000 Farmers set to Benefit
The Project Manager for the Smallholders Commercialization Programme, Peter Kaindaneh has during an inspection exercise on the nursery site at Njala University Agriculture Unit said that over five hundred thousand oil Palm seed lets would directly benefits three thousand farmers across the project’s nine operational districts across Sierra Leone.
May 17, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Raymond Gbekie turns SMEs Boss
As President Koroma continues to empower the youths, the current dynamic and young Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), Raymond Kai Gbekie (aka the Economic CEO) has been appointed into another capacity as CEO of Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Development Agency.
May 17, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Scholarship for 380 Vulnerable Pupil, 30 University Students by Hon Salam
The Honourable Member of Parliament of Constituency 101 in Western Urban, Hon. Abdul Salam Kanu together with Petro Jetty has on Sunday 14th May 2017, doled out scholarship to three hundred and eighty 380 primary, secondary pupils and 30 university students at Hotel 5/10 in Freetown.
May 17, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Deputy Minister assures International Community
Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Retired Major Ismael Sengu Koroma over the weekend reassured the international community and the West Africa Countries that Sierra Leone was highly committed to fight against statelessness.
May 17, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
APC Ward Councilor Resigns For Sanity
The newly elected Ward Councilor for Ward 089 in Constituency 028, Bombali district has resigned his position with the pretext to maintain his political career and the people’s defence.
May 17, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Harvest Season Of Graduation Ends at USL
The University of Sierra Leone has organized two congregations for the class of 2015/16 students at the Adjai Crowther Amphitheatre on the 22nd of April and 13th May 2017. During the first congregation, USL conferred degrees and approved the award of diplomas and certificates on 1,478 graduates of Fourah Bay College.
May 17, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Around 400 people in two Communities Near Waterloo Benefit from DFID Funded WASH Interventions
Freetown, 16 May 2017 – Around 400 people from the communities of Masantigie and Malunka near Waterloo in Western Area rural are benefiting from improved health care services as a result of an upgrade to the water supply and sanitation facilities in their peripheral health care unit (PHU) as part of the President’s Recovery Priorities, through funding by UK aid from the British people.
May 17, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
PRESIDENT KOROMA LEAVES FOR C-10 MEETING IN MALABO
The general public is hereby informed that His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has left Freetown for the Equatorial Guinean capital of Malabo to attend the Committee of Ten African Heads of State (C-10) Summit.
May 17, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As he reacts to recent physical attacks on party members… JOB reveals SLPP has Thugs, Killers and Drug Addicts
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has on Sunday 14th May 2017, during an exclusive interview with Awareness Times Newspaper revealed, that there are thugs, killers and Drug Addicts in the SLPP.
May 16, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
2 Sierra Leone ministers invited to Leadership Forum at Yale University
Two ministers of the Government of Sierra Leone —Dr. Sylvia Blyden ( Social Welfare and Gender Affairs) and Hon. Isata Kabia ( Minister of State 2, Foreign Affairs ) —have arrived in the United States to take part in a leadership forum at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
May 16, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vimetco Bauxite Mining Company 1st Launches Community Development Committee in their Mining Areas
The Vimetco Bauxite Mining Company has on Friday 12th May 2017 at a well-attended ceremony at the ICS Primary School Hall; Lower Banta Chiefdom, Moyamba District launched the Community Development Committee for five Chiefdoms to help bring more development to the indigenes of Rutile and its environs.
May 16, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : First Direct Flight from Sierra Leone to Banjul and Dakar Lands at Lungi International Airport
Minister of Transport and Aviation, Honourable Leonard Balogun Koroma, has on behalf of President Ernest Bai Koroma, on Monday 15th May at the Lungi International Airport received the first direct flight in THREE YEARS from Sierra Leone to Banjul, The Gambia and Dakar, Senegal.
May 16, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Ombudsman Ends Familiarization Tour to Three Regional Headquarters Offices
Newly appointed Ombudsman of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Melron Nicol-Wilson Esq, has last week concluded a three day tour to the provincial offices of the Office of the Ombudsman in Kenema City, Eastern Region; Bo City, Southern Region and Makeni City, Northern Region.
May 16, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : World Bank Sierra Leone Donates Vehicles to Charitable Organizations
The World Bank Sierra Leone Country Office on Thursday May 11th donated two Toyota Land Cruisers and one Prado vehicle to three non-governmental organizations actively working with vulnerable groups in the country.
May 16, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP Yumkellas Embarrass Dad's Memory with Pettiness
Two Yumkella brothers, Foday and Kandeh are embarrassing their late father’s memory with pettiness over what seems to be firstly, a family court case for the late man’s properties and secondly, Politics. The two are members of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
May 15, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Yumkella Declares Bio As The Next President
Dr Kandeh Yumkella's elder brother and former High Commissioner to The Gambia, Ambassador Foday Yumkella has declared Brigadier (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio as the next President of the Republic of Sierra Leone. Ambassador Foday Yumkella made this public declaration during the 53rd birthday party celebration for the former Head of State at his Juba Hill residence on Friday 12th May 2017.
May 15, 2017, 12:09

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Young Koroma Launches New Book: Gallery Walk-ins (Unsolicited)
On Friday, 12th May 2017, a new book titled Gallery Walk-ins (Unsolicited) was launched at the British Council.The author of this new book is a young Sierra Leonean, Victor Koroma, who is based in the United States of America and son of the Hon Minister of Transport and Aviation Logus Balogun Koroma.
May 15, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Everybody pays a heavy price for the illegal dumping of waste by anti-social households”–FCC Environment Office
In a recent meeting to update His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Operation Clean Freetown (OCF), Sulaiman Zainu Parker, Environment and Social Officer at Freetown City Council, said that everyone pays a heavy price for the widespread illegal dumping of household waste.““Too many people refuse to pay for door-to-door household waste collection.
May 15, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Photo News
Two Sierra Leone Female Ministers at Yale University Leadership Forum
Two Female Ministers at Yale University Leadership Forum
May 15, 2017, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ‘Without Turkey, I would not be a minister today’
If it were not for Turkey’s help, I would not be a minister today, Sierra Leone’s minister of information and communications, Mohamed Bangura has said.
May 15, 2017, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Although he is packing his bags to leave State House next year... Ernest Bai-Bureh Koroma Continues doing More & More
Whilst campaigning for re-election into his second term, Sierra Leone President’s key slogan promised he will do more than he did in his first term. Sadly, the Ebola crisis, the worldwide economic shocks and iron ore price crash affected full delivery of his vision but what no-one can dispute is that the President has continued to deliver more and more positive developments with a zeal that does not tire: even as he rounds up his presidential tenure.
May 12, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As $7,777777 Bid Rejected…Government to Take Diamond Biding International
Government of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 11th May 2017 at Bank Complex, King Tom, West of Freetown rejected the highest bidder of the 709.41 Carats uncut diamond and vowed to take bidding international.
May 12, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Ratifies Private Member Bill
The House of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 11 May 2017 ratified Private Member entitle: Community Health Practitioners Act 2017, being an Act to establish the community Health Practitioners Board for regulating all professional community health service providers in the performance of their duties and for other related matters.
May 12, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “Freetown is not Sierra Leone”- Ombudsman Nicol-Wilson avers
This week, I am on a mission to reach out to our people in other parts of the country. I want to hear their views and how my office as the Ombudsman can support them seek justice and safeguard their human rights.
May 12, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Bottling Company Donates Medical Supplies and Equipment Worth USD$ 400,000
The Sierra Leone Bottling Company on behalf of the Coco–Cola Africa Foundation in partnership with Medshare yesterday Thursday May 11th at their Dwarzark office in Freetown, have donated two 4oft containers of medical supplies and equipments worth Four hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$ 400,000) to the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital and Connaught Hospital in Freetown to help boost the health delivery status of the country.
May 12, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Murder via Abuse of Sacred Poro now in High Court
The murder via abuse of sacred Poro Society case of All Peoples Congress (APC) youth, Late Mohamed Taimeh six at the Kenema Magistrate Court preceded over by Magistrate Alhaji Koroma, has on Wednesday 10th May 2016, been committed to the High Court of Sierra Leone for trial.
May 11, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Launches Civil Registration Authority
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday, 5 May 2017, launched the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown.Civil Registration is the system by which a government records (in a continuous, permanent, compulsory and universal manner) the occurrences and characteristics of vital events (Births, death, marriages, divorces, adoptions etc) related to its citizens and non-citizens, as provided by and in accordance with an established legal framework.
May 11, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Photo News
Mystery overnight: Massive storm drops two giant cotton trees at Kissy Rd cemetery
Mystery overnight: Massive storm drops two giant cotton trees at Kissy Rd cemetery
May 11, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Deaf President Makes Passionate Appeal
The President of the Sierra Leone National Association of the Deaf, Alhaji Mohamed Rahman on Wednesday 10th May 2017 has made a passionate appeal to all stakeholders in the transport sector of the Republic of Sierra Leone to help the deaf in the country to access the facilities provided in the transport sectors. He made the appeal whilst delivering his statement in the ongoing Road Safety Week at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown.
May 11, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : For Public Defecating & Urinating…Magistrate Slammed 2 & 3 Months Jail Term to Convicts
Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.3 has slammed two months’ jail term to one Dauda Koroma because she found him guilty of the offenses of Public Urinating and Defecating in an unauthorized place contrary to regulation 4 (1) G of the Freetown City Council Prohibited use of Public Places Bye-Laws of 2010.
May 11, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UK Hands Over Murray Town Jetty to RSLAF
The British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone Mr. Guy Warrington on Monday 8th May 2017, handed over the newly constructed Murray Town Jetty to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces Maritime Wing.
May 11, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists trained on new Treatment Chart
As part of the rebranding process of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its development partners to deliver quality health care services in the country over the weekend provided training for health care workers including Doctors, Pharmacy Technicians and Nurses from the Connaught Hospital on the New Treatment Chart at the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital in Freetown.
May 11, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over Sexual and Murder Cases in Court Magistrate Dr. Binneh Raises Concern
Magistrate Dr. Abou Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 at the Siaka Steven Street Law Court in Freetown on Friday during the preliminary investigations on sexual penetration and murder matters before the court has raised concern over the many cases of sexual and murder matters that are in court for which the accused people are currently in detention at the Pademba Road Correctional Center in Freetown.
May 11, 2017, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Obituaries
Almami Ibrahim Cyllah (May 31, 1951 - May 2, 2017)
It is with profound sorrow that the National Progressive Democrats Party announces that Almami Cyllah, our esteemed Interim Leader and Chairman, died in Freetown on May 2. He will be buried in Makeni on May 14.
May 11, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IJ Kabbah Says Office Stormed by PAOPA Gang
Office of the wife of former President Late Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, Mrs. Isata Jabbie-Kabbah has on Tuesday 9th May 2017 been allegedly stormed and vandalized by Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) PAOPA thugs at Walpole Street, Central Part of Freetown.
May 10, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Female International Icon Dr. Nana Pratt Chairs NPPA
The Rt. Hon. Speaker of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament, SBB Dumbuya has on Tuesday 9th May 2017, described Dr. Nana Claris Pratt as “a national celebrity and an international icon”.
May 10, 2017, 17:12

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
NO, THE SIERRA LEONE JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NOT THAT INCOMPETENT!
May 9th 2017: I have seen the report from one journalist FALSELY portraying incompetence on the part of the Justice System over a child raped in Pujehun. I wish the chap had crosschecked with Government first. Or maybe he did crosscheck but decided to skew his report to portray a FALSE imagery?
May 10, 2017, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “SALWACO Takes Water Supply to Rural Communities across Sierra Leone”- DG Samuel Bangura avers
Director General of Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Mr. Samuel Bangura has yesterday Tuesday 9th May 2017, during an exclusive interview with Awareness Times Newspaper confirmed that his company is rolling massive water supply projects for rural communities across Sierra Leone.
May 10, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital Provides Free Medical Treatment for Gbongboma Village
A group of 20 Chinese medical doctors from the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital (Jui Hospital) has on Saturday 6th May 2017 provided free medical services to local people of Gongboma village and its surrounding area, 7 miles from Bo City in the south of Sierra Leone.
May 10, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Country Director of ‘FORIKOLO’ e.v Sierra Leone Poises to do More
The Country Director of FORIKOLO e.v Sierra Leone, a Non-Governmental Organization, Abu Mansaray has embarked on massive development in the Port Loko district in the Northern part of Sierra Leone.
May 10, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Joins the World in Commemoration of World Safety Week
The Government of Sierra Leone in collaboration with World Health Organization has kicked start the celebration of the United Nations (UN) 4th Global Road Safety Week with the theme ‘Speed Management’ at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown. The event started on the 8th and is expected to end on the 14th May 2017.
May 10, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
APC Minister Speaks “Bondo Will Stay, But for 18 & Above”
Addressing hundreds of women, traditional leaders including women leaders, Soweis of the Bondo female society and their new initiates, last Saturday the 6th May 2017, at an outdoor ceremony held at the Mini Stadium Kailahun Town, the All Peoples Congress (APC) Minister of Local Government and Rural Development said the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has no intention of banning the female secrete society called Bondo.
May 9, 2017, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : $12.6m solar park project to boost electricity supply
The Ministry of Energy has signed on Friday 5th May 2017 at the Ministry’s Conference Hall in Freetown an implementing engineering procurement and construction of 6MW solar PV plantagreementwith Infinity –E Consortium with the aim ofboosting up power supply to Freetown and its municipality.
May 9, 2017, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mass Communications Students' Association FBC Observes World's Press Freedom Day
The World's Press Freedom Day has been a great event being celebrated globally every year. It is because of this that the Mass Communications Student Association (MACOSA) Fourah Bay College (FBC) on Friday 5th May 2017, celebrated that day.
May 9, 2017, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Driver Allegedly Penetrates Class Five Pupil
The alleged victim (name withheld) testifying in court before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate Court No.1 disclosed that she is in class five (5) and between January and September 2016, the accused Hassan Bangura used to give her lift to school.
May 9, 2017, 17:10

NEWS
President Koroma Ends Official Visit to Saudi Arabia
His Excellency President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has ended a two -day state visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
May 9, 2017, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As they Celebrates 25-year of Existence...580 Graduates from IAMTEC
One of the leading private universities in Sierra Leone, the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology (IAMTECH), an affiliate of Njala University Sierra Leone on Saturday 6th May 2017 conveyed its annual convocation ceremony for the award of Degrees, Diplomas and other academic awards at its Abie Paula Kamara Amphitheatre in Kissy Dock Yard, East of Freetown.
May 9, 2017, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : African ANSP Ends Three-Day Peer Review Meeting in Freetown
The African Air Navigation Services Providers (ANSP) has on Friday 5th May 2017 ended a three-day peer review meeting that started on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at the Bintumani Conference Hall, Aberdeen, Western Freetown.
May 9, 2017, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Wife Allegedly Killed her Husband
On Friday 5th May 2017 one Fatmata Kamara alias Wotto appeared before Magistrate Dr. Abu Bakarr Binneh Kamara for the alleged killing of her husband at the Principal Magistrate Court No.1 at the Siaka Steven Street law Court Building in Freetown .
May 9, 2017, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Doctors, Nurses and Pharmacists trained on new Treatment Chart
As part of the rebranding process of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with its development partners to deliver quality health care services in the country over the weekend provided training for a substantial number of health care givers including : Doctors, Pharmacy Technicians and Nurses from the Connaught Hospital on the “new treatment chart” at the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospital Complex Connaught Hospital in Freetown.
May 9, 2017, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As President Koroma Takes Agenda to Middle East….APC Gov't & Saudi Seek Closer Cooperation
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Head of the All Peoples Congress led government, has yesterday Sunday 7th May 2017 met with the King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on ways of developing and promoting cooperation between the Kingdom and Sierra Leone.
May 8, 2017, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Social Work Students Prexy vows to take service to Needy
President of Social Work Student’s Association, Fourah Bay College (FBC) has in a social media post yesterday Sunday 7th May 2017, said his main aim is “to take social work to the needy and vulnerable people in the different communities across the country.”
May 8, 2017, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : “My focus is to Advance President Koroma’s Agenda in the Office of the Ombudsman”- Melron Nicol-Wilson asserts
Newly appointed Ombudsman for the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Chief Citizens’ Legal advocate, Lawyer Melron Nicol-Wilson has declared that his main focus is to excise his duties with the highest level of professionalism and integrity, so that he could advance President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity in his new office.
May 8, 2017, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sorghum Farmers Call for the revisit of the 2017 Finance Act
Dennis Jusu, Chairman of the Sierra Leone Sorghum Farmers Association, at a conference held at the Stadium Hostel on Thursday May 4th 2018 has, on behalf of his countrywide membership, called on His Excellency, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, the government and Members of Parliament to expunge a certain clause in the Finance Act 2017 which according to him, specifically will be inimical to their activities.
May 8, 2017, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Brewery Holds Press Tour at their New Clinic and Seven News Tanks
Sierra Leone Brewery Limited (SLBL) the oldest existing local manufacturing company in the country on Friday 5th May 2017 held a press tour of its modernized facilities for producing its products. This includes the 100% sorghum Star Beer, Mutziq beer, Guinness Stout, Fayrouz and Maltina (non-alcoholic beverage), etc. The event took place at its Wellington Industrial Estate Complex.
May 8, 2017, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 52 year Old Sweeps away Highest ever Jackpot Amount of Le314,700,000
“I feel so good and thank God for providing such a life changing opportunity”...... says Michael Williams on Radio Mercury FM 92.0 while receiving a record breaking amount of Le314,700,000 (Three hundred and fourteen million Seven hundred thousand Leones) from the leading Sport Betting and Lottery Company, Mercury International on Monday 1st May, 2017.
May 8, 2017, 12:04


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