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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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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 (...)

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 (...)

Sierra Leone: Schools to reopen in March

22 January

In an effort to facilitate the reopening of schools to achieving new heights and moving beyond pre-Ebola gains in the country’s educational system, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) held a consultative meeting Wednesday 21 January at State House with other line ministries and development partners to discuss ways and putting in measures for the reopening of schools within the shortest possible time.
In his opening statement, President Ernest Bai Koroma said the (...)

Ebola and the children of Sierra Leone:Sierra Care cares

22 January

By Dr. Ernest Kamara, Sierra Care Board Member, Texas, USA.
Dear Compatriots,
Ebola has ravaged a country that could ill-afford any more pain, destruction, loss of life. This epidemic has claimed the lives of countless un-named Sierra Leoneans and the Government and a myriad of international organizations are scrambling to curb the rapid spread.
In many cases, we can clearly identify the results of those efforts. We have seen the hospitals being refurbished, the new buildings erected, (...)

Important Announcement: Patriotic Vanguard new phone number

20 January

It has come to our notice that some of our readers, contributors and other individuals worldwide still use or have our old phone number (1-604-308-6087) saved in their phones even though we had changed that number to a new number (1-604-428-8557) for over a year now.
Please use the new number (1-604-428-8557) as displayed on our Contact Us page.
Thank you very much.
PV (...)

Sonnets from Professor Jonathan Peters

8 January

Editor’s Note: Professor Jonathan Peters (pictured), a retired Professor of English that had taught for many years in the United States, returned to the land of his birth (Sierra Leone), a couple of years ago. He has since been sending articles and poems to the Patriotic Vanguard for publication. His latest contribution is seven inspiring sonnets. Today, we publish one of them; others will follow in the coming weeks.
By Professor Jonathan Peters, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
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Edunations provides support to Rokasa, Masimera Chiefdom

8 January

By Hassan Bruz. The restriction of the movement of people, vehicles and commercial motor bikes for a given period of time while those engaged in the fight against Ebola proceed on a house to house search is now being developed as one of the surest ways through which the virus can be eradicated.
In the Northern district of Port Loko, the decision was reached at a special Taskforce meeting in which the Information and Communications Minister Hon. Alhaji Alpha Kanu was prevailed upon to (...)

Port Loko DERC Coordinator commends Bureh-Kasseh Maconteh Chiefdom

7 January

Commentary
By Hassan Bruz.
You may be aware that the Northern district of Port Loko has been one of the districts with a leading number of Ebola related cases in the country. This has often led to general embarrassment not only among its descendants, but to the nation as a whole.
There has therefore been a series of strategies mapped out to contain the spread of the disease. Sadly enough, none of those strategies have really brought in the desired results as most people had continued (...)

President Koroma calls for destigmatization of ebola-hit countries

7 January

President Ernest Bai Koroma has described the continued stigmatisation of and suspension of flights to Ebola-hit countries as a distraction to collective efforts in fighting the epidemic and urged for a change of attitude, State House reports.
The president made this call during a one-day working and friendly visit of the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Chairman of the African Union Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz to the Republic of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 6 January, 2015. (...)

Screening intensifies at Lungi airport

4 January

A National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) says "the attention of Government" has been drawn to two cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) with possible connections to the Lungi International Airport.
"In an effort to further strengthen airport screening and security, a combined team of government and international officials met at Lungi International Airport to investigate the incidents and to further review the current screening processes at the Airport," the release further explained.
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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 (...)