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Freetown: COS Chairs second social protection forum

2015-01-26 18:32:26

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 (...)

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KPA Independence Anniversary Annual Dance

10 April 2014

Koya Progressive Association Independence Anniversary Annual Fundraising Dance.
DJ Songo Train
Grand Chief Patron
His Excellency, Deputy Ambassador Ibrahim Conteh, Sierra Leone Embassy, Washington DC, USA.
All Proceeds Will Go to Scholarship Funds for School Children in Sierra Leone.
April 12, 2014
9.00pm to 4.00am
The Mirage Hall, 1401 University Blvd. East Hyattsville, MD 20853
Single: $60.00
Double: $100.00
Please Patronize, Help Educate and Keep Our (...)

Tejan Kabbah: The Truth Will Set Salone Free

21 March 2014

The Oswald Hanciles Column.
By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
President Tejan Kabbah (photo) is being mourned by all the country. This Column has to do what is traditional in our country – extending my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the late President. But, this Column is bound to do what every self-respecting columnist ought to do: an objective analysis of such a historic event. President Kabbah was more than a ‘person’. Kabbah is (...)

Freetown: Pat Yulisa Amadu Maddy Passes On

21 March 2014

By PV Staff
One of Sierra Leone’s greatest writers and playwrights, Professor Yulisa Amadu Pat Maddy (photo), popularly known as Pat Maddy has passed away in Freetown, today Sunday March 16th.
The news was announced on Facebook by Cillaty Dabo, a well-known Sierra Leonean community leader and Social Worker in Atlanta, USA. The late Professor Maddy had studied, lived and worked in several countries including France, UK, Nigeria, Zambia and the United States. He returned home not too (...)

Isa and Swarray Should Also be Reconciled

by Gibril Koroma - 19 March 2014

The news that Political Affairs Minister Kemoh Sesay has resolved the acrimony and rancour between the President of the Sierra Leone Football (soccer) Association Isa Johansen (photo) is nothing but good news.
Isa went unopposed as President last year when elections were held for the executives of the country’s highest soccer body. Her main opponent, soccer maestro Mohamed Kallon, was disqualified because he had spent very little time inside the country as an (...)

Freetown Mayor overwhelmed by corruption allegations

14 March 2014

By Our Correspondent, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Franklyn Bode Gibson (photo), Freetown’s mild-mannered Mayor is currently overwhelmed by allegations of corruption coming from both electronic and print media. In fact most public officials in the country and some private business people are day in and day out accused of corruption, thievery and many other crimes by the country’s media.
Some of the accusations may or may not be backed by evidence (either to protect sources or (...)

From the Ashes of War, Seeds of Peace

7 March 2014

By Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
What was once the biggest United Nations peace operation in the world winds down this month, and the most extraordinary part of this historic development is that the last UN police officers are not the only ones departing the country – nationals from the once war- ravaged nation are donning blue helmets as they deploy to serve with the UN in other troubled parts of the world. Sierra Leone used to be synonymous with brutality.
The savage, (...)

London Mining employees help refurbish Maforki Village School

7 March 2014

Last Sunday, 16th February, a team of approximately 100 London Mining employees volunteered their time and energy towards the refurbishment of the Kulafai Rashiddeen Islamic Primary School, which is a 425 pupil school located in the Maforki Village of the Marampa Chiefdom. The volunteers tackled carpentry, masonry, metal works, painting and polishing; as well as fed 100 children from the village.
“London Mining encourages its employees to engage in community initiatives; which is (...)

Freetown: BBN Counselling Centre Celebrates

5 March 2014

The BBN Counselling Centre which was established two years ago as a walk-in counselling centre is a novelty in Sierra Leone. This Centre has alleviated the many psycho-social dilemmas facing Sierra Leonean society, according to a press release from the Centre.
"On a personal scale, it is God sent to the 1000 clients who finally found a place to unravel the burning issues disturbing their peace of mind and discover solutions here," the release stated.
The release added: “As we mark (...)

The Speaker as Parliamentarian: Repeal Section 77(1) (b)

3 March 2014

By Dr. Peter A. Dumbuya, Freetown, Sierra Leone.*
In rethinking the judicial power under the current 1991 Constitution, I called for clarity and precision in the demarcation of the original and appellate jurisdiction of the courts, principally the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone, so as to aid the public, Bar, and Bench in navigating the labyrinthine world of the law. Even though, as Alexander Hamilton confided in Federalist No.78, “The Judiciary, on the (...)

Tinubu Degree Causes Diplomatic Row

28 February 2014

By Our Correspondent
A low level diplomatic row has developed between the governments of Sierra Leone and Nigeria over the recent conferment of an honorary doctorate by Sierra Leone’s Njala University on Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (photo), leader of Nigeria’s main opposition party, the All Progressives Party (APC).
According to media reports in Freetown, officials of the Nigerian High Commission are very upset that a Sierra Leonean university could confer such honour on (...)

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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 (...)


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 (...)