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President Koroma Speaks on Christmas Restrictions

2014-12-17 23:43:16

Address by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Restriction of Movement Between Districts During Christmas Period.
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international partners to bring an end to this outbreak.
The outbreak has been a very difficult period for our country. But through out all these difficulties we remain resilient as a people. We have (...)

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Former COS under Police Investigation

10 June

By Our Corresondent
Dr. Richard Konteh (photo), the former Chief of Staff or administrative head at State House, the seat of government in Sierra Leone, is under police investigations according to a sudden State House press release sent to us yesterday Monday June 9, 2014. Dr. Konteh’s last appearance as Chief of Staff was at a meeting with government Ministers and other state officials at a Tokeh beach resort outside Freetown on Friday June 6.
Giving reasons for Konteh’s (...)

Ebola: London Mining Implements Precautions

6 June

By PV Staff.
The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone and neighbouring countries has created concern among Sierra Leoneans and foreigners alike. While the Sierra Leone government and international partners like the World Health Organization are doing all they can to contain the menace, some foreign companies like Sierra Rutile and London Mining have started implementing some precautions to keep their workers healthy and safe. The United States Embassy has also issued (...)

Freetown: Youths Volunteer to Alleviate Transport Crisis

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 5 June

Youths at Lumley Street in the central part of the capital Freetown have stepped in to alleviate the transport crisis emanating from the lawlessness of drivers.
In every part of the city, drivers compel commuters to pay three or more times to reach their destinations. In many instances there have been reports of police officers colluding with drivers to drop passengers mid- way to their destinations, thus compelled to walk the rest of the distance or in some instances disembark from (...)

Ebola in West Africa: WHO says no travel restrictions

2 June

By PV Staff
The World Health Organization (WHO) with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland has released an update on the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in three West African countries which are also part of the Mano River Union(MRU): Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The fourth member, Cote d’Ivoire, is Ebola-free at the moment. WHO seems to realize that EVD can only be seriously contained by concerted efforts in all three countries which should be sharing information, strategies and (...)

London Mining welcomes six new graduate interns

30 May

London Mining is happy to announce that, this month, it took on six new graduates of the University of Sierra Leone’s Fourah Bay College as interns at their iron ore mining operation in the Marampa Chiefdom. This is the third year that the Company has participated in the Graduate Internship Partnership – a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Youth Commission (NAYCOM).
“London Mining believes that companies must take steps to (...)

Ebola Hits Sierra Leone

26 May

By Our Correspondent
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed over the weekend that four people have died in the Kailahun district, eastern Sierra Leone from the dreaded Ebola virus that had been ravaging neighbouring Guinea and Liberia.
When the virus, a new strain different from other ebola viruses appeared in Guinea, the Sierra Leone government and foreign partners mobilized their resources and set up surveillance units in different parts of the country. A significant anti-ebola (...)

London Mining Wins Platts Industry Leadership Award

23 May

London Mining, which operates in Lunsar, northern Sierra Leone, has announced that it has been awarded the Platts Industry Leadership Award in the Raw Materials and Mining category for the development of its Marampa iron ore mine in Sierra Leone.
The judges for the category cited London Mining’s track record for turning risk into reward by executing its project in Sierra Leone with efficiency and innovation. They felt that London Mining operates with awareness of its responsibility (...)

Indigenization of The Economy: The Sanpha Koroma Example

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 22 May

Trade in the West African state of Sierra Leone was in the colonial period mostly carried out by Creoles or Krios ( descendants of the freed slaves from the Americas in the 18th century) and rivaled by Fullahs and Mandingoes in the Hinterland that was later amalgamated ( in 1896) to what was then called the Colony of Sierra Leone. But in later generations more of the Creoles opted to send their children to Britain where they studied courses for white collar jobs and never replaced (...)

State House invites Kamarainba to join the APC

22 May

By PV Staff.
In what can only be described as a Kafkaesque scenario, a State House press release has asked young political maverick Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray (photo) to join the ruling APC party. State House press releases usually reflect the views of the President and the rest of the government of Sierra Leone.
But what makes the invitation very funny and bizarre, reminiscent of the works of the great Czech German-language writer Franz Kafka is that the State House press release sent (...)

Human Rights Watch Exposes AML

22 May

By Our Correspondent
US-based Human Rights Watch, one of the foremost global human rights organizations, came out recently with a damning report on the activities of African Minerals Limited, Sierra Leone’s biggest mining company whose top executives are the highly controversial Frank Timis and his Sierra Leonean sidekick Gibril Moseray Fadika. Both men have been accused of running a bottom-feeder racket in several African countries.
AML operates in the Tonkolili district, one of (...)

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Government Should Investigate Ebola Surge

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

It is sad and very unfortunate that while the Ebola scourge seems to be receding in the neighbouring countries of Guinea and Liberia, Sierra Leone is facing a dramatic increase with hundreds of (...)


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 (...)