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NEWS : Politics
Chief Kapen Cries, “John Ben caused SLPP’s Disaster”
Chief Somano Kapen, chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has during a radio programme in Freetown on Wednesday 7th December, 2016 overwhelmingly blamed his predecessor for the now seemingly disaster in his party.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs (MSWGCA) reconciles Mamie Sam with her father, her mother and her maternal grandparents
“...as a trained and fully qualified medical doctor, it is clear that the height and bone structure of the 13 years old Mamie plus her enlarged breasts are indicative of Growth Hormone and Oestrogen imbalance which themselves could be due to some anatomical issue in her pituitary gland that is physiologically manifesting itself in her current physical appearance.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Holy Spirit Hospital Management Condemns Dissemination of Mamie Sam’s Photos
In a press release issued on the 6th December 2016, the Management of the Holy Spirit Hospital, in Makeni, strongly condemned the act of disseminating the half-naked, at the height of operation, photos of Mamie Sam.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As President Koroma Calls For Addresses, Health Minister Gets His Own Address
His Excellency, the President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has never failed to seize any moment to remind Sierra Leoneans of the need for them to have addresses. He has been very consistent in his messaging thus; ‘I urge every Sierra Leonean to strive hard to have an address. I will continue to do so as long as I have the opportunity’.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Emanuni Foundation donates to Youths for Christ Campaign
On Sunday 4th December 2016, the president Mrs. Ashmawo Bangurah and the vice president Mr. Alhaji Hassan Bangurah of Emanuni Foundation have donated used clothing to Youths for Christ Campaign at their headquarters at Kortu Drive, Marjay Town.
Dec 9, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Somano Kapen identifies Two Executive Members for Party Gbongbosoro
Chairman and Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has identified two members of his party's national executive as being the major perpetrators of 'Gbongbosoro' within the SLPP.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:20

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
President Koroma governs Sa. Leone by example as he travels on economy class to and from China
Demonstrating the true trappings of a good and credible leader, President Ernest Bai Koroma showed the world that he is governing Sierra Leone by example when he flew all the way to China and back on economy class during his recent State visit to the Republic of China , to lend meaning to the austerity period in the country.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WB &GOSL has Invested $30M to SALCAB… says Hon. Binneh Bangura
The chairman of the information and communication oversight committee in the House of Parliament, Hon. Binneh Bangura said Sierra Leone Cable LTD (SALCAB) is a 100% government owned entity with an investment exceeding 30 million United States Dollars, mostly provided by the World Bank and the government of Sierra Leone.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury Int. Bequeaths Le100M to Fire Victims
Chairman Mercury Charitable Foundation (Samir Hassanyeh) presenting the cheque to the Vice President.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Rutile Limited Launches Gangama Dry Mining Plant
On Wednesday 6th December 2016, the Sierra Rutile Limited unveiled the new Gangama Dry Plant.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : 2 Men Suspected of Harboring a 14 Year Old Girl
Two men have been suspected by the Police of harboring a fourteen year old girl, since September 2016, at the Koya Town Community, Upper Taylor Street, Wellington.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
End to a Presidential Visit; Outcomes and Commitments
The State Visit by President Ernest Koroma to China from 30th November to 6th December, 2016, was strategically significant given the outcomes. Core of the visit was to express Sierra Leone’s appreciation to China for the timely intervention in the fight against ebola.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Assumes Chairmanship of the African Union Peace and Security Council for the month of December
On Monday 5th December, 2016 the Republic of Sierra Leone assumed the leadership of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) and held its first meeting under the chairmanship of Ambassador Osman Keh Kamara, Sierra Leone’s multi accredited Envoy to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to the African Union to consider and adopt the “Draft Provisional Programme of Work of the Peace and Security Council for this month”.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NMDHR Receives USD 81,490 for Community Monitoring
Network Movement for Democracy and Human Rights (NMDHR) has on Thursday 1st December, 2016 confirmed that it has received funding of eighty one thousand four hundred and Ninety United States Dollars (USD 81,490) for the implementation of an 18 month project which aims at increasing transparency and accountability in the implementation of the free healthcare sector.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Madam Yoko’s Grave Proclaimed as a National Monument
The hysteria and frenzy that characterized the proclamation ceremony of Madam Yoko’s grave will not be forgotten in a hurry. It was the first time in living memory that sowies from across the district were assemble in one place.
Dec 8, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : John Ben's Latest! "Somano Tired of being used by Bio"
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has said that the major problem that is affecting the current administration of the party is as a result of the current chairman and leader, Chief Somano Kapen not allowing himself to be use by the 2012 presidential candidate of the party, Maada Bio.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma: “Sierra Leone’s Story No Longer about Ebola”
President Ernest Bai Koroma has said, as a country, Sierra Leone’s story is no longer about Ebola but one that is ready for business, huge investment opportunities and a nation working on strengthening the ties of cooperation ties with China.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Africell SL Launches ‘Gentri Na You Dormot’ Promotion
A leading mobile telecommunications company operating in Sierra Leone- Africell has launched officially a sales promotion named: ‘gentri na you dormot’, on Monday 5th December 2016. The launching took place at Africell’s headquarters, Wilberforce, Freetown.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EDSA Outgoing Interim Board Bids Farewell to Minister of Energy
Minister of Energy, Ambassador Henry Macauley on Monday 5th December 2016, invited the outgoing interim Board of Electricity Distribution Supply Authority (EDSA) to thank them for the diligent services and sacrifices they have been making whenever they are at work.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Mercury Int. Jackpot Prize Increases to Over Le 230 Million
After a series of rollovers, the Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot lottery game has risen to an all-time highest amount of Two Hundred and Thirty-Million, Four Hundred Thousand Leones (Le 230,400,000).
Dec 7, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah Hosts Founder and President of Women in Ministry International
One of Sierra Leone’s most outstanding female academics, Dr. Lauretta Will Sillah is currently serving as the host for visiting Women in Ministry International (WIMI) president and founder, Pastor Oluwakemi Searcy.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MTCA Organizes Farewell Cocktail for German Tourists
The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs (MTCA) on Monday December 5th 2016, organized at the Radisson Blu Hotel, a farewell cocktail in respect of the visit of top tour operators/ travel journalists from Germany.
Dec 7, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
SLPP AAA Member Says Maada Bio must Go Back to the Army
A very senior senior member from the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has intimated to the Awareness Times Newspaper that the major problem within their party is as a result of the rebellion, slaughter and political thurggery of the supporters of the party’s 2012 presidential candidate, Julius Maada Bio, who are also known as the “Paopa.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Shandong Iron & Steel Group, Major Player in Sierra Leone’s Economy -President Ernest Bai Koroma
His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma has referred to Shandong Iron and Steel Company as being important in Sierra Leone, serving as a major player in the country’s economy, and export earnings.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Freetown City Council and Goal Sierra Leone Launch Faecal Sludge Management Unit
As way of tackling liquid waste disposal, the Freetown City Council and Goal Sierra Leone have today, Wednesday 30th November 2016, launched the Faecal Sludge Management Unit at the Freetown City Council Conference Hall.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : iDT Labs Doles out Certificates and Computers to 69 Students
On Friday 2nd December 2016, the iDT Labs dished out 69 certificates and 69 computers to students who went through five days intensive computer training, at Hill Foday Drive, Hill Station, Freetown. The training lasted from Monday 28th November to Friday 2nd December 2016.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Wash Net-SL Engage Parliamentarians
WASH Net- SL has on Thursday 1st December 2016 held a joint Parliamentary Engagement at the administrative building in the House of Parliament. The meeting was pegged on the theme: “Enhancing Sector Financing and governance”.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Zainab Bangura Ends UN Contract to Return Home for Good
Hilary Clinton may have controversially lost the US Presidential elections after an illustrious political career spanning 30 years, but that has not dampened the spirit of one of her protégés, Zainab Hawa Bangura, to pursue her ambition to lead Sierra Leone in the near future.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : German Development Bank (KfW) Grants Over 10M USD Boost to NaCSA
2nd December, 2016. TheGerman Development Bank (KfW) Programme Appraisal Mission consisting of Dr. Frank Weiler (Team Leader, Governance West Africa) and Dr. Stefan Lindemann (Project Manager, Governance West Africa) have concluded a week long (27 Nov–2 Dec. 2016) mission in Sierra Leone for the promotion of the third phase of the Pro-Poor Growth for Peace Consolidation programme (GPC III) implemented by the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA).
Dec 6, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Onlime Celebrates 11th Anniversary
Onlime celebrates 11th anniversary in a colourful ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Aberdeen, in Freetown. The celebration took place the 2nd December 2016.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : LAB East Set to Host Legal Aid Providers
4/12/016: The Legal Aid Board in Kenema will be hosting Legal Aid Service providers in the Eastern Province to a consultative meeting on the Accreditation of Legal Aid Service Providers on Tuesday December 6th 2016 at the City Council Hall. This is the second of such consultative meeting by the Board after Freetown.
Dec 6, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Kamarainba Speaks,"I will never form a Coalition with SLPP"
Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray has said that his party will never form a coalition or alliance with the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) in any elections across the country.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister of Education Embarks on Nationwide Postmortem “Together we can move education forward’’ -Dr. Minkailu Bah Avers
A team from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), for the past few days has embarked on a nationwide postmortem.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : SL Brewery Ltd. Unveils ‘the Big Boss’ Star Lager Beer
At the Bintumani Hotel Conference Hall, Aberdeen, Freetown, the Sierra Leone Brewery Limited officially launched ‘the big boss’ Star lager beer.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Agriculture Minister Launches ‘Feed the Future’ Project
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food Security- Professor Monty Jones has officially launched at the Bintumani Hotel, Aberdeen, Freetown, the “Feed the Future” project. The event occurred on Thursday 1st December 2016.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Call 7678 Port Customer Hotline to Make Your Enquiries – GM
The Sierra Leone Ports Authority Customer Service Hotline awareness rising campaign has commenced targeting staff of the authority and stakeholders of the Port operations. During the opening ceremony of the awareness rising campaign on customer hotline services, SLPA General Manager, Abu B Bangura told participants that the Customer hotline initiative was part of the Presidential Delivery initiative assigned to the port to ensure openness and transparency in the port operations.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Call 7678 Port Customer Hotline to Make Your Enquiries – GM
The Sierra Leone Ports Authority Customer Service Hotline awareness rising campaign has commenced targeting staff of the authority and stakeholders of the Port operations. During the opening ceremony of the awareness rising campaign on customer hotline services, SLPA General Manager, Abu B Bangura told participants that the Customer hotline initiative was part of the Presidential Delivery initiative assigned to the port to ensure openness and transparency in the port operations.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:02

NEWS
President Ernest Bai Koroma Assures Chinese Enterprises
His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma has said, government will continue to support enterprises seeking to explore investment opportunities in Sierra Leone by providing the enabling environment, given the country’s huge opportunities.
Dec 5, 2016, 12:00

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
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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


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