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President Koroma welcomes LEOBATT 1

2015-01-30 17:38:16

Statement by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the welcomeceremony of LEOBATT 1 30 January 2015
The Chief of Defence Staff,-Senior Officers, Officers, Men and Women of the RSLAF,-Ladies and Gentlemen,
Twenty-two months ago on 25th March 2013, I bade you farewell as you left our shores to join AMISOM in Somalia. Today I am here again welcoming you back to our beloved country Sierra Leone. I indicated in my address then that you were embarking on a journey of charitable gallantry, a (...)

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A speech and a dream: The lessons learned and still to be learned

2015-01-30 17:39:54

Commentary
By Charles Quist-Adade, Ph.D.
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood".
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of (...)

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Thumbs up for Momoh Konte!

2015-01-29 04:45:47

The appointment of Momoh Konte as Chairman of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), the country’s regulating body for telecommunications companies and their operations, has opened a window of opportunity not only for consumers but for the Commission itself to experience advancement and exposure to innovations. The National Telecommunications Company (NATCOM) was set up in post- war era after the proliferation of mobile companies in the country.Since its (...)

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    SLPP UK/Ireland Jimmy Songa’s crocodile tears...

    30 January

    Commentary By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, Freetown. I did state back in November 2014 that there was a concerted and well-orchestrated ploy by certain opposition politicians that are dead set on undermining the gains this government is making and trying to use Ebola as a campaign weapon against the ruling party. Now they have upped their game to decry the painstaking efforts of Statistics Sierra Leone in their attempt to conduct a national housing and population census as is mandated after (...)

    A speech and a dream: The lessons learned and still to be learned

    30 January

    Commentary
    By Charles Quist-Adade, Ph.D.
    "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
    I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood".
    I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of (...)

    President Koroma welcomes LEOBATT 1

    30 January

    Statement by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at the welcomeceremony of LEOBATT 1 30 January 2015
    The Chief of Defence Staff,-Senior Officers, Officers, Men and Women of the RSLAF,-Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Twenty-two months ago on 25th March 2013, I bade you farewell as you left our shores to join AMISOM in Somalia. Today I am here again welcoming you back to our beloved country Sierra Leone. I indicated in my address then that you were embarking on a journey of charitable gallantry, a (...)

    African Union Executive Council of Ministers elects Joseph Kamara

    29 January

    By PV Staff
    Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced that the African Union Executive Council of Ministers on on the 28th of January 2015 elected ACC Commissioner Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (pictured) to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption.
    It will be recalled that Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma nominated Commissioner Kamara to the AU position in November 2014.
    According to Deputy ACC CommissionerShollay Davies, the commission has welcomed the election of (...)

    Thumbs up for Momoh Konte!

    by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 29 January

    The appointment of Momoh Konte as Chairman of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), the country’s regulating body for telecommunications companies and their operations, has opened a window of opportunity not only for consumers but for the Commission itself to experience advancement and exposure to innovations. The National Telecommunications Company (NATCOM) was set up in post- war era after the proliferation of mobile companies in the country.Since its (...)

    EDITORIAL

    Re-opening of schools in Sierra Leone: Another big challenge

    by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

    I know a lot of people will be apprehensive about the re-opening of schools in our country just when we are beginning to witness the death throes of the dreaded ebola virus disease. I am one of (...)

    OPINION

    The truth about reporting corruption

    By Abdulai Saccoh, Anti-Corruption Commission, Freetown, Sierra Leone. As a specialized anti-graft agency, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has been (...)

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    Virginia Hospital Center contributes to Ebola fight in Sierra Leone

    28 January

    . Commentary
    By Felix F. Sesay, Virginia, USA. A crisis in some circles is perceived as a situation where in the realization of a definite action must no longer be delayed, because there is no solution within the existing framework.
    This is the grim situation in which my native country, Sierra Leone, finds itself in the face of an Ebola Virus Disease that has been rampantly killing its citizens. In addition to the loss of countless lives, Ebola also brought to a screeching halt, (...)

    Orphans in Sierra Leone: SLAS to the rescue

    27 January

    The Sierra Leone Association in Switzerland (SLAS) has established a Fund for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone. This Fund will be used to support credible organizations in Sierra Leone that are helping ebola orphans to rebuild their lives.
    The ebola virus disease is ravaging Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea and depriving many children of their parents. It has infected more than 21, 000 people, killing more than 8,000 in the three countries.
    Most of the new infections now occur in Sierra (...)

    Conference on Ebola at Kalamazoo College

    26 January

    An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the African Studies Program, Provost’s Office, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, and the Community and Global Health Concentration.
    Ebola in Perspective: Our Roles as Global Citizens
    January 30-31, 2015
    Friday, January 30th
    7pm Keynote: The Ebola Virus: Beyond Fear.
    Dr. Alhaji Njai, Research Fellow in Pathobiological Sciences,
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    (Olmsted Room – Mandelle Hall) (...)

    Education is key to disaster risk reduction- UNU Vice Rector

    26 January

    Disaster risk management preparedness efforts should include education at different levels on risks prevention, coping and adaptation strategies.
    This, according to Prof. Jakob Rhyner (photo), the Vice Rector of the United Nations University in Europe and Director of Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), will improve knowledge on risk management and cooperation from communities when disaster occurs.
    Prof. Rhyner made the suggestion during a presentation on the topic “Future (...)

    Freetown: COS Chairs second social protection forum

    26 January

    The Office of Chief of Staff in partnership with the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Thursday 22nd January 2015 held the second session of the social protection inter-agency forum at the credentials hall, State House, Freetown.
    The forum, according to a State House report, brought together professional heads from ministries, departments and agencies, who discussed the way forward to rollout the social protection strategy.
    State House Chief of Staff Mr Saidu Conton Sesay (...)

    Evil use of WhatsApp in Sierra Leone

    23 January

    Opinion
    By Alpha Rashid Jalloh, Freetown.
    The internet has put Sierra Leone abreast with contemporary global trends but it has also offered dangerous opportunities to mischief makers especially in the use of a digital application called WhatsApp. WhatsApp has become a very popular means of chatting by phone in Sierra Leone. It also offers an opportunity for groups to link up with each other, exchange information, share ideas and do many other things.
    But on the other hand, it is a (...)

    President Koroma speaks on new ebola strategy

    22 January

    Broadcast to the Nation
    By His Excellency the President
    Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma January 22, 2015.
    Fellow Sierra Leoneans,
    We have been ensuring a steady downward trend in the number of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone over the past seven weeks and I wish to express my deep and sincere gratitude to all those who have contributed to this achievement. In my working visits to all districts and nearly all treatment centers in the preceding months to urge, endorse and monitor the measures we (...)

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    SLPP UK/Ireland Jimmy Songa’s crocodile tears...

    30 January

    Commentary By Jarrah Kawusu-Konte, Freetown. I did state back in November 2014 that there was a concerted and well-orchestrated ploy by certain opposition politicians that are dead set on undermining the gains this government is making and trying to use Ebola as a campaign weapon against (...)

    African News »

    Orphans in Sierra Leone: SLAS to the rescue

    27 January

    The Sierra Leone Association in Switzerland (SLAS) has established a Fund for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone. This Fund will be used to support credible organizations in Sierra Leone that are helping ebola orphans to rebuild their lives. The ebola virus disease is ravaging Sierra Leone, Liberia (...)

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    Builders Award for Dr. Eni of British Columbia

    3 December 2014

    By PV Staff On November 8, 2014, the British Columbia Chiropractic Association [BCCA] in association with the BC College of Chiropractors honoured Dr. Godwin Eni of Vancouver, British Columbia, at their leadership awards convention with a Builders Award in recognition of his contributions. (...)

    Sports »

    Francophone African Soccer Players Gain Supremacy

    25 November 2014

    Commentary By Koyie Mansaray, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Out of 28 African Cup of Nations tournaments organized between 1957 and 2013, Anglophone countries have won 18.* The remaining 10 have been won by our Francophone counterparts. This fact notwithstanding, Francophone African countries (...)

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    African Union Executive Council of Ministers elects Joseph Kamara

    29 January

    By PV Staff Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has announced that the African Union Executive Council of Ministers on on the 28th of January 2015 elected ACC Commissioner Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara (pictured) to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption. It will be (...)