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NEWS : Politics
Aftermath of defacing Freetown...SLPP Defiant as Anti Corruption Laments Damage
In the wake of members of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) defacing the capital city on April 27th 2016, party spokesman Philip Tondoneh was unrepentant and defiant as he spoke over the media the next day April 28th.
Apr 29, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Photo News
Ernest Koroma Magic is Resuming as Sierra Leone again listed amongst Top 10 Economies
Ernest Koroma Magic is Resuming as Sierra Leone again listed amongst Top 10 Economies
Apr 29, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Lansana Fadika to host Cultural Festival in China
Sierra Leone’s Trade and Cultural attaché to the Peoples Republic of China has initiated a very big cultural festival in China which has attracted a lot of interest from the Chinese government. Coinciding with the newly appointed Tourism Minister, Hon. Sidi Yaya Tunis and the appointment of a new Ambassador to the Peoples Republic of China Ambassador Alimamy P. Koroma, the energetic Cultural Ambassador is now poised to set a unique record in China by organizing this event.
Apr 29, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sexual Penetration…Man 60yrs old Rapes 7yrs old Girl
Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Magistrate Court has on Thursday, 28th April, 2016 committed a sexual matter to the high court of justice for proper trail.
Apr 29, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Port Loko Government Hospital Gets New Diagnostic equipment
Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Brima Kargbo has officially commissioned diagnostic equipment provided by Partners In Health (PIH) to the Port Loko Government Hospital at a ceremony held in the hospital’s Outpatient facility on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016.
Apr 29, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dutch Experts Train Public/Private Sector on Trade Facilitation
Sequel to the assurance of the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms. Lilianne Ploumen, on Post Ebola investment, some Dutch experts and consultants are currently in Sierra Leone to train the public and private sector personnel on trade facilitation, supply chain management, logistics, transportation, procurement, as well as custom and revenue service among other.
Apr 29, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
As Sierra Leone Celebrates Independence..SLPP Paopa Thugs Deface Freetown City
A faction of opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have during the country's 55th Independence anniversary celebrations on April 27th 2016, engaged in serious confrontation with the Police over the faction's proposed parade of a masked devil masquerade called ‘Arie Wutehteh’.
Apr 28, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : VP Foh Celebrates with Bo & Makeni
Hon. Vice President Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Wednesday 27th April 2016 celebrated the nation's 55th Independence Anniversary in Bo and Makeni cities. Early in the day, he addressed cross section of citizens in southern Bo City following which he stormed northern city of Makeni.
Apr 28, 2016, 17:10

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
President Koroma’s Independence Day Message
Today is our fifty-fifth anniversary as an independent nation, and I congratulate all Sierra Leoneans, within the country, and in our Diaspora on this great day.
Apr 28, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone Boxing Champion Bags home Le10 million from Mercury International
Sierra Leone’s Welter weight boxing champion Abu Bakarr Katta on Friday 22nd April 2016 received a winning price of 10 million Leones from the country’s undisputed leading sports Betting and Lottery Company Mercury International SL Ltd, after triumphing with a unanimous decision over Cuba based Daniel Lassayo in a refight which took place at the Siaka Steven Stadium Tennis Court in Freetown..
Apr 28, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : De Nazer Wins Best Oldies De Goodies DJs 2016 Contest, Hails Pres. Koroma on Good Governance
Canadian based Sierra Leonean disc jockey, Dj De Nazer, early morning Wednesday, April 27, 2016, emerged the winner of the 8th Edition of the annual Oldies De Goodies Veteran DJ Competition, beating household names Supa Morris, DJ Jaway and Lucky Jay to claim the coveted title in his first attempt with a cash prize of Le5 million.
Apr 28, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : EPA Trains Parliamentarians on Climate Change
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has in a one-day workshop at Committee Room One in Parliament on the 26th April 2016, trained MPs on the causes and effects of green house emissions and climate change, noting that Sierra Leone has low emissions.
Apr 28, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
A message from President Barack Obama on Sierra Leone’s Independence Anniversary - April 27.
I am pleased to extend my warmest greetings to you and the people of Sierra Leone as you celebrate the 55th anniversary of your independence on April 27.
Apr 28, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee Visits Provincial Councils
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor R.M Bah has returned from a week-long oversight engagement in partnership with Audit Service Sierra Leone (ASSL) with the Councils in the North, East, and Southern parts of the country in respect of the Auditor General’s report of 2014.
Apr 26, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MOHS Commemorates World Malaria Day
Ministry of Health and Sanitation in collaboration with Roll Back Malaria has on Monday 25th April, 2016 officially commemorated World Malaria Day, and launched the National Malaria Control Strategic Documents (2016-2020). The Theme of the ninth World Malaria Day was ‘’End Malaria for Good’’ and the Slogan was “Leh wi join han for tap Malaria’’.
Apr 26, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Holds Consultations With Political Parties
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 21th, April held consultations with representatives of All Political Parties Association (APPA) on the appointment of commissioners of the National Electoral Commission (NEC).
Apr 26, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Internal Affairs Minister Cautions Fire Force
The Minister of Internal Affairs Retired Major Alfred Paolo Conteh on Thursday 21st April, 2016 cautioned officers of the National Fire Force on the sale of water meant for fire fighting and control.
Apr 26, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Ratified Three Different Conventions
The House of Parliament of Republic of Sierra Leone has on Thursday 21st April, 2016 ratified Three (3) different conventions. The conventions were laid to the House on Tuesday 13th October, 2015 and Thursday 21st April, 2016 respectively.
Apr 26, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Vice President Foh Honours the Late Dr. Sheku Saccoh
The Hon. Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh on Friday 22nd April, 2016 made a passionate visit to Kalangba, Northern Sierra Leone to pay his last respect to the late Dr. Sheku B. Saccoh, who died on 18th April this year.
Apr 26, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Hon. VP Foh Tours Safroko Limba & other Bombali areas
The Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh continues to make his presence felt in the North of the country. Over the weekend past, the VP visited towns in Bombali district. Notably, VP Foh visited Binkolo, in the Safroko Limba chiefdom. Upon arrival, VP Foh went to the home of the Paramount Chief, Alimamy Dura lll to sympathise with him and the people of the chiefdom, on the death of their Senior Section Chief, Momoh Thomba Koroma.
Apr 25, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Failed MCC Mamoud Idriss Boasts of "Success"
Mamoud Idriss, current Managing Director of the crooked AfCOM Internet company and erstwhile Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Unit Coordinator in Sierra Leone's office of the Chief of Staff at State House, has said in a recorded interview that despite monumental failures he has recorded in his professional life, he considers himself to be a man that "has a blessed talent" which makes him to consider himself as a "successful man who has delivered for the Government of Sierra Leone through the MCC."
Apr 25, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
"Sell Our Nation Positively..." Acting Ambassador of China Entreats Media Officers
Acting Ambassador of the Embassy of Sierra Leone in Beijing People's Republic of China on Friday 22nd April 2016 has entreated media officers to sell the image of the country positively and avoid negative stories that have the propensity to hinder socio-economic and political development.
Apr 25, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : USL Administration Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma
A high-powered delegation of the University of Sierra Leone (USL) Tuesday 19 April paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Apr 25, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Sierra Leone Suffers Another Disease Outbreak
Dr. Mariama Murray, Child Health Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) deputy Programme Manager has in a press conference at the Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and Environment, Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Youyi Building, Freetown on Thursday 21st April, 2016 confirmed that Sierra Leone is currently suffering from a Measles Outbreak.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
Calling its Publication Nonsense, mischief and Unwarranted…Deputy Information Minister Slams on SLPP Unity Newspaper
The Deputy Minister of Information and Communications who also doubles as deputy Publicity Secretary 1 of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Cornelius Deveaux has on Thursday April 21th, 2016, in the Ministry of Information and Communications Conference Room No 8, Freetown slammed on frontage story of the opposition Unity Newspaper which caption “For not proposing ‘More Time’/Term Term in new constitution... APC Govt. Starves CRC of Funds”.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Parliament Approves New Iranian Ambassador & Six Judges
A new Ambassador to the Republic of Iran, Hon. Alimamy A. Kamara, four Judges of the Court of Appeal and two Judges of the High Court, have received parliamentary approval.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : OSD Officer Committed to High Court for Sexual Penetration on Step Daughter
Magistrate Abubakar Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrate court No.1 has on Thursday,21st April,2016 committed an OSD officer attached to the OSD Headquarters on King Harman Road ,Brookfeilds , to the High Court of Justice for proper trail.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:12

EDITORIALS
$200,000 AFCOM Scandal: Why VP Foh Must Be Very Careful
Awareness Times used to give free advise to the former Vice President Sam Sumana when he started to go wrong. We advised him in good faith but he reacted stupidly and instead of seeing us as genuine advisers who wished him well, he turned against us; using all his powers as Vice President and his media, political and other allies to try to discredit us.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As World Malaria Day Approaches…NMC Calls for a Collaborative Approach in the Fight against Malaria
National Malaria Control (NMC) Programme Manager of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Samuel Juana Smith has in a press conference on Thursday 21st April, 2016 held at the Sierra Leone Medical Store called for a collaborative approach in the fight against malaria across Sierra Leone.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Commissioner Ady Macauley Signs MoU with DFID
The Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Ady Macauley Esq. on Tuesday 19th April 2016 signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, through the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Government of Sierra Leone through the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for non budget support financial aid to the Pay No Bribe (PNB) Campaign.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NCPD Commemorates 5yrs of Sierra Leone Persons with Disability Act
National Commission for Persons with Disability (NCPD) on Wednesday 20th April, 2016 commemorates the passing into law of the Sierra Leone Persons with Disability Act, 2011 at the Commission’s headquarters, Old Railway Line, Tengbeh Town, Freetown.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : NRA Exceeds First Quarter Target, Shows Impressive Growth
The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has announced impressive revenue figures for its first quarter revenue collection drive. Revenue target for 2016 is currently at Le2.545 trillion and out of its first quarter (Q1) target of Le592.7 billion, the Authority collected Le Le610.3 billion, thereby surpassing its Q1 target by Le Le17.5 billion.
Apr 22, 2016, 17:00

EDITORIALS
Front Page Editorial Advise... Tiffy Tiffy AFCOM's $200,000 Fake VSAT Contract & Hon VP Foh
Awareness Times used to give free advise to the former Vice President Sam Sumana when he started to go wrong. We advised him in good faith but he reacted stupidly and instead of seeing us as genuine advisers who wished him well, he turned against us; using all his powers as Vice President and his media, political and other allies to try to discredit us.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Social Welfare Minister hosts roundtable with Inter-Religious Council
The newly appointed Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, has on Tuesday 19th April 2016, hosted the president and executive of the Inter Religious Council of Sierra Leone at her ministry’s conference room.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Korean Funded Medical Clinic at Tokeh Nears Completion
Following an Accord between the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone and the Korean Medical Peace Foundation, signed on the 18th of June 2015, for a Korean designed and equipped community medical Clinic at Tokeh, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation in Freetown has confirmed that the construction of the facility is nearing completion with opening formalities planned for May 2016.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As Sierra Leone Celebrates 55 years Anniversary,Nasser Ayoub & GTB Clean Freetown
Nasser Ayoub in collaboration with Guarantee Trust Bank (GTB) has on Wednesday, 20th April, 2016 intimated to this writer that they will undertake a cleaning exercise in the Freetown municipality ahead of Sierra Leone 55 years independent celebration.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : IDT Labs shortlisted for Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Award 2016
IDT Labs, an ICT for development startup based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, has been shortlisted in the 2016 Responsible Business Awards, the most prestigious and rigorous awards in the world championing responsible business across the globe.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Dr. Amza Returns From Cyber Security Ecowas Meeting
The National Coordinator of Cyber Security, Ministry of Information and Communications, Dr. Amza Bangura, has returned from the Expert Meeting on Cyber Security for Regional Countries in West Africa hosted by a coalition made up of the Senegalese, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Japanese governments in cooperation withUNODC and ECOWAS, in Dakar, Senegal.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : AMR Gold Pays Over 60 Million to Landowners
The subsidiary company of one of Sierra Leone's leading Exploration Companies-AMR Gold has paid Sixty Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Leones (Le 62,500,000) to the landowning families in Kathanta and Kathirie villages as Land rent.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Momoh Konte connects Airtel to Barmoi Luma, Mongo and Sulima
The Chairman of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) was joined by Commissioners Frank Mania and Ibrahim Koroma to officially inaugurate the Airtel network in Mongo, Neya and Sulima Chiefdom in the Koinadugu District; and Barmoi Luma in the Magbema Chiefdom, Kambia District. The extension of the Airtel Network in major towns of Mongo, Krubola, Falaba and Barmoi will open the way for not only economic livelihood but also ensure that customers in those areas enjoy quality and affordable communication services.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MHCSL Calls for the Promotion and Improvement of Mental Health Delivery
Mental Health Coalition Sierra Leone (MHCSL) has on Wednesday 20th April,2016 called for an improvement and promotion of quality health delivery across the country.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Nurses Board Closes GBANEH School of Nursing
Freetown, April, 20, 016 (MOHS) - The Nurses and Midwives Board has shut down the Gbaneh School of Nursing situated at Old Wharf, Wellington. According to the Nurses and Midwives Board, the Gbaneh School of Nursing is not a registered and accredited School of nursing in the country.
Apr 21, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: UN has not banned Bondo as Bondo is more than just FGM
The Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs in the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has categorically stated that the Bondo Society is not under any current or proposed ban by the United Nations but that what the UN urges a ban of, was the specific practise of female genital mutilation.
Apr 20, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Politics
APC Government Boosts 125yrs Relations with Lebanon
In line with President Koroma’s foreign policies, Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Victor Bockarie Foh has during a press conference at the Office of the Vice President conference room on Tuesday 19th April,2016 confirmed that the Government has successfully opened a consulate in Beirut, Lebanon.
Apr 20, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Minister Reassures China Medical Team
Freetown, April 19, 016 (MOHS) - Health and Sanitation Minister Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has reassured the newly arrived China medical Team of Government’s commitment to building the Jui Friendship Hospital human resource capacity to a satisfactory international standard.
Apr 20, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WONES Trains 65 Pupils on Environmental Sustainability
Women Network for Environmental Sustainability (WONES) has on Tuesday19th April, 2016 trained 65 school going pupils on environmental sustainability.
Apr 20, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Deputy Minister Makes Appeaance at the Traditional Press Conference
In last week’s Thursday press briefing of 14th April 2016, the incoming Deputy Minister, Honorable Cornelius Deveaux made his maiden appearance in the usual Thursday press briefing held at the conference hall Ministry of Information and Communications Technology 8th Floor Youyi Building.
Apr 20, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Mortuary Cold Rooms for Four Districts
Freetown, April 19, 016 (MOHS) - The President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has over the weekend donated a three Compartment Mortuary Cold Rooms each to the Kenema, Bo, Kambia and Makeni Government Hospitals Mortuary.
Apr 20, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : As she traverses entire country in 72 hours... Sylvia Blyden uncovers Breach of $200,000 Dubious AfCOM Deal
The whirlwind nationwide tour by Honourable Dr. Sylvia Blyden, the new Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children's Affairs has confirmed that high speed Internet services with Call Center, valued at $200,000 that were supposedly installed by AfCOM Internet Service Providers at her ministry's district offices, are either non-existent or grossly malfunctioning in many districts.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Kenema Councillors are Disappointed, Discouraged and Frustrated at Benjamin
Five Kenema City Councillors have in a meeting with the writer on Monday 18th April, 2016 expressed disappointment, discouragement and frustration over the statement made by the former chairman and leader of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin about their courtesy call on President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Tabaka Seller Wins Le122M from Mercury International 4/50 Jackpot
Mercury International has on Monday, 18th April, 2016 issued a cash sum of hundred and twenty-two million Leones(122,000,000) to a tabaka seller named Ibrahim Sorie, who won last Friday’s 4/50 jackpot draw.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Two Remanded for Sexual Penetration
Two accused persons, Abdul Sillah and Haja Mbalu kanu have on Monday 18th April, 2016 arraigned before Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Magistrates Court No.1.The accused persons were to answer to count charges ranging from conspiracy contrary to Section 43(b) of the Sexual Offence Act No.12 of 2012 and sexual penetration of a child contrary to Section 19 of the Sexual Offence Act No.12 of 2012.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
VP Foh speaks at Islamic Summit in Turkey
Istanbul, April, 18 (SLENA) - Vice President, Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh, has expressed his gratitude to the President of the Republic of Turkey for according him the honour to participate in this year’s 13th Islamic Conference held in the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Photo News
Social Welfare Minister Traverses Entire Country in only 72 Hours
These photos show Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, the Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs with her staff at each of the ministry’s 12 district offices.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Bench Warrant for Absent Accused Person
Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of the Freetown Magistrates Court No.1 has on Monday 18th April,2016 put a bench warrant on accused person, Mohamed Nugbelema Koroma for being absent in court to plead on the charges levied against him.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : UN police chief ends visit with a call for a broader police-civilian partnership
Freetown April 14 2016: The Chief of the Standing Police Capacity (SPC) in the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Ms. Maria Appelblom, said this week that Sierra Leone has made impressive gains in community policing and called for a broader police–public partnership.
Apr 19, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Happy Birthday To you Mum Mrs Lydia. G. Coker
Happy Birthday To you Mum Mrs Lydia. G. Coker
Apr 19, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Over Bashing of Mayor at State House…John Benjamin says Kenema Councillors Cheap & Misguided
Former chairman and leader of the main opposition, Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), John Oponjo Benjamin has in a phone call on Sunday 17th April 2016 referred to five SLPP Kenema City Councillors who paid a courtesy call on President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House, Freetown as misguided and cheap councillors.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:13

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Internal Affairs Minister Declares War on Cliques & Okada Guys
The new Minister of Internal Affairs, Retired Major Alfred Paolo Conteh has declared war against cliques and okada guys in Sierra Leone. He made the declaration during the handing over ceremony by his Predecessor Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda at the Ministry’s conference hall, 14 Gloucester Street, Freetown on Friday 15th April, 2016.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Decorates New CDS, Ministers Take Oath
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma Thursday 14 April administered the oath of office to another batch of ministers following their parliamentary approval.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : ACC Empowers Sewafe Secondary School in the Fight against Corruption
The Anti-Corruption Commission’s Sub-Regional Office in Kono has on Thursday 14th April, 2016 lectured both Staff and Pupils of the Sewafe Secondary School, Nimiyama Chiefdom, Kono District on the effects of corruption on education and development within Sewafe Town and its environs.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Fiama Chiefdom Welcomes The Fight Against Corruption In Kono District
The people of Fiama Chiefdom join the fight against corruption in Kono District. This was made evident on the 8th April, 2016 during a one day Community Sensitization meeting organized by the ACC Sub-Regional Office in Kono at the Chiefdom head Quarter Town (Njagbwema) in Kono District.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Envoy Kumba Momoh calls for a Rethink on Sino-Sierra Leone Development Cooperation framework
Sierra Leone’s Deputy Chief of Mission to the People’s Republic of China, on Friday 15th April, 2016, said there is the need for a rethink on the development cooperation framework with China, given the special ties that have existed between the two nations for decades and with the huge opportunities that China has got to offer developing nations.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : WIMSAL Trained Female Journalist on Media Ethic
Women in the Media Sierra Leone(WIMSAL) has on Friday 15th April,2016 held a one-day capacity training session at the Harry Yassaneh Hall, SLAJ Headquarters in Freetown for both print and electronic female journalists on News Writing and Reporting, dress code for female journalists and Media Law and Ethics.
Apr 18, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Minister Maya Kaikai Wants Chiefdoms to Be De-Amalgamated
The cries spanning decades from all across Sierra Leone for a de-amalgamation of chiefdoms forcibly joined together, seems to have finally been heard by the ruling APC-led government of H.E. President Koroma. The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hon. Maya Moiwo Kaikai has on Thursday 14th April, 2016 during a meeting with Paramount Chiefs (PCs) across the country called for a de-amalgamation of chiefdoms and restoration of some of the chiefdom boundaries that had been obliterated.
Apr 15, 2016, 17:06

NEWS
MP’s Appeal for More Funding for Post Ebola Recovery Sierra Leone
The Three Sierra Leonean Members of Parliament who are in attendance to this year’s Global Parliamentary Conference have appealed to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group to increase the nominal and present value of the Country’s debt ceiling.
Apr 15, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Radisson Blu Expresses Commitments for Better Service
The General Manager of Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel, Nuno Neves has on Wednesday 13th April, 2016 during a press briefing, said the Hotel management is committed to sustaining its quality service.
Apr 15, 2016, 17:02

NEWS
Ambassador Stevens engages Sierra Leone Consuls in economic diplomacy
4th April, 2016: In an effort to support the successful implementation of the post Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Jongopie S. Stevens has embarked on a strategic diplomatic engagement with his Consuls across Germany and other countries of accreditation to promote the socio-economic development of the country.
Apr 15, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : After Ebola Recovery: UN Okays Sierra Leone Troops to Resume Peacekeeping
Inspector General of Police, Francis Alieu Munu and Army Chief of Defense Staff(CDS), Major General John Milton have in a joint press briefing held on Wednesday 13th April, 2016 at Police Headquarters Conference Hall confirmed that Sierra Leone is ready and capacitated to take part in peacekeeping missions.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : The Truth about Koidu Holdings & Payment of Tax
"The Clause, known as stabilization clause, is standard to all mining agreements across the world, and it is intended to remove uncertainty and guarantee mining companies a stable fiscal regime within a limited period."
Apr 14, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Fourah Bay College Lecturers Resume Classes Today
Public Relations Officer of the University of Sierra Leone, Mr. Munda Rogers has on Wednesday 13th April 2016 confirmed to Awareness Times that the Academic Staff Association of Fourah Bay College (ASA, FBC) has unanimously agreed to resume lectures with immediate effect.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Ministry Condemns Establishment of Unaccredited Nursing Schools
Freetown, April 13-016 (MOHS) - The Nurse and Midwives Board under the Ministry of Health and Sanitation condemns the establishment of illegal Nursing and Midwives Schools in the country.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Legal Aid discuss Law and Order with Village Headmen
13th April 2016: The Executive Director of the Legal Aid Board, Ms. Fatmata Claire Carlton-Hanciles has rubbished claims that her organization provides free legal services to those who have been in and out of prison on multiple occasions and therefore create the incentive for reoffending.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:06

COMMENTS & OPINIONS
MOHAMED KING KOROMA……. A HUMBLE AND PROGRESSIVE SERVANT OF SIERRA LEONE
The adage, “…be quite and allow your actions to speak for you…” has perhaps been the “silent” message that has unwittingly influenced and shaped the life and character of Sierra Leone’s Statistician General, Mohamed King Koroma.I may be the image maker of Statistics Sierra Leone but as a journalist by training, I still possess the intuition of a credible main stream practitioner who is morally bound to commend exemplary public officials just as I would do to castigate them when they erred.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:04

NEWS
Ambassador Kargbo Tells Students Not to Misuse Social Media
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s receptive policies towards human development are known to be tremendously impacting the world over in many sectors. Education is one area where the Kingdom’s contribution is globally acknowledged to be unparalleled.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Statement by Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh on behalf of H.E President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on the Occasion of the opening of Sierra Leone’s first Permanent Consular Office in Beirut.11th April 2016.
Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, today’s opening of Sierra Leone’s first Permanent Consular Office in our sister Republic of Lebanon marks an important milestone in our bilateral relations. Our two countries have had a long history and share similar bittersweet experiences in culture, in politics and in human development spanning several decades.
Apr 14, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Parliamentarians Are Unhappy With Uncouth Journalism
Members of Parliament have on Tuesday 12th April 2016, during the Parliamentary ratification of a motion for the approval of seven Presidential nominees to serve in respectable and high offices of State expressed their total disaffection over the way journalists are reporting on Parliamentary proceedings.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:18

NEWS
Sierra Leone's Professor S.A.J. Pratt Launches Volume II of Commentary of Bible
The above mentioned Book written by Lay Canon Professor Solomon A J Pratt, was on Sunday 10th April 2016, launched at St Mark’s Church, Mitcham in London, under the Distinguished Patronage of His Excellency the Deputy High Commissioner of Sierra Leone, MrTambaNgegba.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Man Faces Court for 419
One accused person, Mohamed Bangura has on Monday 11th April, 2016 arraigned before Magistrates Abubakarr Binneh Kamara of Freetown Magistrates court No.1 to answer two count charges ranging from conspiracy to commit felony contrary to law and obtaining goods by false pretences contrary to Section 32(1) of the Larceny Act of 1916.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Health Minister Launches Rapid Laboratory Assessment Report
Freetown, April, 7, 016 (MOHS) - Health and Sanitation Minister, Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah has said that a strong, responsive and functional health system would help detect, control and prevent future public health outbreaks.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:12

NEWS
‘Opening of Consular office in Lebanon is an important milestone’-VP Foh
Beirut, April 12 (SLENA) - Vice President, Dr. Victor B. Foh has said that the opening of Sierra Leone’s first Permanent Consular Office in the sister Republic of Lebanon marked an important milestone in the two countries bilateral relations, noting that the two countries have had a long history and share similar bittersweet experiences in culture, in politics and in human development spanning several decades.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:10

NEWS
Chinese Ambassador Commissions new Clinic for Parliament
Ambassador to Sierra Leone from the People’s Republic of China, Zhao Yanbo has on Thursday 12th April 2016 commissioned a four bedroom clinic at the Sierra Leone House of Parliament.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone's High Commissioner Joins Ecowas On Handingover Ceremony... as New President, Vice and 7 Commissioners sworn in
Sierra Leone”s High Commissioner, Ambassador Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba of the High Commission, Abuja joined dozens of High Commissioners, Ambassadors and Diplomatic Communities in Nigeria at the ECOWAS SECRETARIAT on the Handing Over Ceremony of the Outgoing ECOWAS Commission President, Kadre Desire Ouedraogo who handed over the Leadership of the Mantle to the Incoming Benin born H. E. Marcel Alain De Sousa on Friday April 8th. 2016.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Prophet Dr. Valicious Bunting Smith Celebrates Awards
The General Overseer of the Fire of Evangelism and Miracle Ministries in Kissy East of Freetown, Prophet Dr. Valecious Bunting Smith has on Sunday 3rd April, 2016 celebrated the two awards he bagged in January this year.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sierra Leone hailed for its achievements in providing water services to the poor as it scoops a top international award
12th April 2016: A UK-funded project to bring accessible water to over 300,000 Sierra Leoneans has won a top international award. The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Support Programme to the Government of Sierra Leone won the top prize at the prestigious British Expertise award ceremony in London last night.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Massive support for Deputy Social Welfare Minister in Parliament
There was a massive jubilation in Parliament on Tuesday 12th April 2016 to witness the approval of eminent personalities that were nominated by President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to serve in enviable positions.
Apr 13, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ernest Bai Koroma Is Committed to Robust Post Ebola Recovery
President Ernest Bai Koroma has during a press conference held at State House on Thursday 8th April, 2016 restated his commitment to implementing robust post-Ebola programmes whilst he called for a collaborative effort in the Post-Ebola era of governance.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Sylvia Blyden Visits Mammy Dumbuya to Render Testimony
Sierra Leone’s Cabinet Minister responsible for religious affairs, Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, has on Sunday 10th April 2016 visited Mammy Dumbuya’s JESUS IS LORD MINISTRY to testify about the greatness of the Almighty in her life as well as to pay public tribute to Mama Dora Dumbuya, the wonderful woman of God who positively changed the practice of Christianity in Sierra Leone.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Am grateful to the President” - VP Foh speaks from Beirut
Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh on Monday 11th April said, his arrival in Beirut, Lebanon’s capital to represent His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma at the opening of a Consular Office for the country was “a demonstration of confidence that my Boss, the President may have in me.”
Apr 12, 2016, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : CBS holds 18th Matriculation ceremony
Freetown, April 11 (SLENA) - The College of Business Studies (CBS) last weekend matriculated 140 students in the National and Higher National Diploma classes for the 2016 academic year.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:08

NEWS
Angola Capital Investments Supports Shine On Sierra Leone
NEW YORK, NY – April 11, 2016 – Angola Capital Investments (ACI), a leading international investment firm headquartered in Angola, made a substantial donation to Shine on Sierra Leone (SOSL) to help improve healthcare in the country.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Commissions SOCFIN Production Mill
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Saturday 9 April commissioned the largest palm oil production mill by SOCFIN Agricultural Company in Sahn Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun district.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : MP Leads DELE to UN Session on Population & Development
The Parliamentary Action Group for Population and Development coordinator, Hon. Helen Kuyembeh of opposition SLPP over the weekend led a four-man Sierra Leone delegation to the 49th United Nation’s session on Population and Development scheduled in New York from the 11th to 15 April, 2016.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
AMR Gold -Wilkinson Hill Mining Company Outline Activities in Sierra Leone
Freetown 11th April 2016-AMR Gold’s subsidiary company-Wilkinson Hill Mining Company has completed its six months’ trail processing of larger samples planned before the on-set of the rainy season.
Apr 12, 2016, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : New Social Welfare Minister Strengthens Ties with Muslims
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, whose ministerial portfolio puts her in charge of all religious affairs in Sierra Leone, is herself a devoted Christian.
Apr 11, 2016, 12:06

NEWS
SLCU Clinches Best Sierra Leonean Diaspora Organisation Award
The Sierra Leone Central Union (SLCU) in the Netherlands has on the 2nd April 2016 awarded as the best Sierra Leonean Diaspora Organization of the year in the just concluded AWOL continental Europe Annual Achievement Award ceremony.
Apr 11, 2016, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma Hosts Kuwaiti Fund Appraisal Team
The Kuwaiti Technical Appraisal Team today Thursday 7 April paid a courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown. The team, which was led by Ahmad Othman Al-Mujalham, Engineering Advisor of Kuwait Fund, had a clear purpose of assessing the construction work on the Hill Side Byepass road and the Goderich Tokeh road projects respectively.
Apr 11, 2016, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Ambulance Driver sentenced 12 months to Male Correctional Centre
Port Loko, April 8, 016 (MOHS) - Magistrate Sahr Kekura of the Masiaka Magistrate Court on Friday 8th April, 2016 sentenced Josie Lappia an ambulance driver attached to the Endemic Disease Unit of the Bo Government Hospital to 12 months imprisonment at the Male Correctional Centre or pay a fine of One Million Leones.
Apr 11, 2016, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : President Commits Sierra Leone to the Fight against Terror
In order to restore the confidence of Sierra Leoneans in the fight against terrorism, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has on Thursday 7th April, 2016 expressed commitments to work with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation(OIC) to provide solutions to the recent outburst of terrorist attacks in West Africa region.
Apr 8, 2016, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Sylvia Blyden is Sworn In, Takes Up Office & Tours Her Ministry
Honourable Minister of Social Welfare, Gender & Children’s Affairs Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden has been sworn in yesterday April 7th 2016 at State House and with immediate effect, has taken up office at the ministry’s complex at New Englandville in Freetown.
Apr 8, 2016, 17:10


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