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Ebola: President Koroma Issues Stern Warning

2014-10-28 23:16:01

On a working visit to Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili districts over the weekend, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued a stern warning to traditional and religious leaders to take responsibility to halt the spread of the virus in their chiefdoms and districts.
According to a State House report the President said the country has a crisis that should be handled with all the seriousness it deserves and added that government in its efforts to improve the efficiency of handling the outbreak (...)

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SLPP Convention/Election Results: PPRC Calls for Reconciliation

31 December 2013

Report-Sierra Leone Peoples Party Convention/Election of Officers-16th-18th August 2013.
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Introduction
Over the years political Parties in Sierra Leone have had there own fair share of bad and incompetent party officials who had brought untold and unpleasant conflict on members and supporters of Political Parties. Some officials before assuming office will have the best of intentions for their Parties; however, once they assumed office their efforts were frustrated by infighting and (...)

The Sierra Leone Scorecard: MCC Control of Corruption Challenge

29 December 2013

Essay
By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Introduction
On December 10, 2013, nearly a year after announcing its eligibility to apply for a compact, the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) delivered the bad news to the government: it did not reselect Sierra Leone (along with Benin) to continue developing a compact with the agency because it did not pass the critical control of corruption indicator.
In a press release to that effect, the (...)

Freetown: Beltship Comments on Boat Accident

29 December 2013

According to a press release signed by John McMillan, director of Belship in Sierra Leone, at approximately seven pm on the evening of the 28 December, a Beltship Management (SL) Ltd support craft returning to port with three crew members on board reported a collision with a small passenger boat close to Tagrin point.
The vessel, a 15 passenger slow speed crew boat, was in normal operations returning after deploying local workers. Beltship Management (SL) Ltd immediately mobilised rescue (...)

Message from APC-USA Interim Chairman

25 December 2013

All People’s Congress
United States of America (USA) Branch
From the Office of the Chairman
Comrades:
As we embark on the celebrations of the holidays, I want to, on behalf of myself and my team (APC-USA Interim Executive), wish you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014. As it has been proven through studies, Sierra Leone is considered a beacon of religious tolerance in that the love and acceptance of one another transcends religion. Hence, we are not afraid to wish one (...)

Lunsar: London Mining and GIZ Donate Furniture

23 December 2013

On 10 December 2013, London Mining Company (LMC) in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) donated 50 sets of chairs and tables and Le 10 million bonus to teachers at the St. Joseph Vocational Institute in Lunsar as part of a joint support to the “Mines to Minds” project. The “Mines to Minds” project is a vocational and technical skills training programme funded by London Mining, GIZ and St. Joseph Institute in Lunsar.
In a (...)

Sierra Leone: World Bank Approves US$40m to Expand Electricity Distribution

23 December 2013

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors last Wednesday approved a US$40 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to help Sierra Leone reduce poverty and expand economic growth by establishing a strong national electricity distribution utility with better technical performance, financial viability, and improved electricity delivery to the country’s 6 million residents.
Electricity reaches less than 10 percent of the population in Sierra Leone. (...)

Christmas Message from APC-Australia

21 December 2013

Editor’s Note: The following is a Christmas message from Mustapha Bangura (photo), Chairman, APC-Australia, to Gibril Koroma, CEO of the Patriotic Vanguard newspaper.
On behalf of APC Australia Branch, I would like to wish you the best for the festive season and a safe and relaxing holiday period. May the magic of Christmas bring you Happiness, cheer and fun.
It has been a big year for us in Australia, with much growth and special moments for all our comrades. Thanks for (...)

C-10: Ambassador Amadu Koroma Delivers Statement

19 December 2013

By Leeroy Kabs-Kanu, New York.
On Thursday, 12th Dec. 2013, the 9th Round of the Intergovernmental Negotiations in the informal plenary on the question of the equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Council, was held at the UN Headquarters in New York.
A statement on behalf of the African Group was read by Sierra Leone, the Coordinator of the African Union Committee of 10 ( C-10 ), which is mandated by the African (...)

London Mining Awarded “Most Compliant Taxpayer of 2013”

18 December 2013

London Mining is pleased to announce that, on 14 December, it was awarded the “Most Compliant Taxpayer of 2013” by Sierra Leone’s National Revenue Authority during its Annual Awards Ceremony at the Family Kingdom Hall. The Award recognizes the Company’s “timely filing of returns and prompt payment of taxes”. Dan Desjardins, Managing Director, London Mining Company, said, “As one of the largest investors, employers and tax payers in Sierra Leone, (...)

President Koroma Hosts MCC Global Vice President

18 December 2013

President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the visiting MCC Acting Vice President for Compact Operations, Jonathan Bloom, that government is committed to the fight against corruption not just to qualify for the MCC, but to ensure it impacts positively on the development of the country. "I am happy that you have time to come immediately after your Board meeting and to know that you have decided to continue the engagement with us", he said, and added that their arrival in the country is in (...)

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EDITORIAL

Sex in the Time of Ebola

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Guest Writer, Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Ebola-stricken nation of Sierra Leone is employing whatever means possible, from individual to state level, in response to (...)

OPINION

Television and Learning

By Arthur Ramo, Madrid, Spain. Television is a technological medium of great importance in the lives of people, because it provides information and entertainment, among other things. However, (...)