29 August 2013
Well known philanthropist and educationist Dr. Lauretta Will has returned home to Atlanta, Georgia, USA after another successful tour in her home country, Sierra Leone, where she had continued, as Director of the Dr. Lauretta Will Educational Foundation (DLWEF) to help promote education and other social ventures.
In a recent email message she told PV publisher Gibril Koroma the following:
"I was able to guide Engineers Without Borders to complete solar powered water pumps, toilet and (...)
27 August 2013
Ugandan-born Honorable Justice J.B. Katutsi of the High Court of Sierra Leone Monday August 26th acquitted and discharged Mr. Bernard T.M. Dugba on corruption charges brought against him by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
According to a press release signed by the ACC’s Shollay Davies, Mr. Dugba, who is the Planning Coordinator of the Directorate of Planning and Information at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, was indicted on a 15-count charge bordering on Misappropriation (...)
by - 27 August 2013
The Deputy Minister of Information Honourable Theo Nicol was in New Jersey last Saturday where he meet with members of the Sierra Leone community to explain and inform them about happenings in Sierra Leone.
He especially spent time talking about the recently launched Constitutional Review Committee, a body that has sparked the curiousity and interest of many Sierra Leoneans living abroad.
The meeting was organized by the New Jersey chapter of the ruling party in Sierra Leone, the All (...)
24 August 2013
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has informed women in the security sector that his government has taken key steps in addressing issues on women’s empowerment.
According to the State House Communications Unit President Koroma made the revelation while addressing a meeting held with women in the security sector, and acknowledged issues raised by the organization.
He said government is mainstreaming to indicate the highest level of political will and commitment towards women’s (...)
23 August 2013
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has on Thursday 22 August held discussions with the Executive President of the Women for Africa Foundation, and former Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Spain, Dr. Maria Teresa Fernandez De La Vega (photo), on women’s empowerment issues.
A State House report says Dr. Vega is in the country to launch the “Women on the Wheels” initiative for more empowerment for Sierra Leonean women.
President Koroma observed that the visit is taking (...)
22 August 2013
By Siraju Bah, Freetown.
As the International day of Democracy draws near, the National Commission for Democracy NCD is bracing up to celebrate the event with the aim of providing wider sensitization on the tenets and virtues of democracy and to propagate the values of the concept focusing on this year’s theme “Strengthening Voices of Democracy.”
The Commission which has been in the forefront in the propagation of democracy intends to declare a democracy week that will (...)
21 August 2013
A lot of stories and books have been written about Sierra Leoneans in places like the United States and the United Kingdom but I have not seen much material about the lives of Sierra Leoneans living in Canada even though I have lived here for over a decade.
So I am going to be doing a series of articles about Sierra Leoneans living, studying and working in Canada (one every two weeks). There will also another series on what Sierra Leone and Canada can gain from each other if their (...)
20 August 2013
By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Dr. Samura Kamara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MFaIC), is set to revolutionize Sierra Leone’s foreign policy domain. He aims to raise “Sierra Leone’s voice” in the global arena.
In an exclusive interview at his Gloucester Street foreign ministry office he said there are “opportunities which have always been there - but never fully exploited”.
Dr. Samura Kamara (photo) (...)
20 August 2013
By Our Reporter
Paramount Chief Somano Kapen (photo) has won the SLPP chairmanship at the party’s national convention in the southern region capital of Bo over the weekend. He defeated former SLPP Ambassador to Ghana Alie Bangura over a very tense and rancorous election process that necessitated the deployment of a large force of security personnel. There was however no violence at the convention itself due to the heavy security presence. There have been violent incidents at some (...)
18 August 2013
A Task Force established by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation presented its report to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 15th August at State House, Freetown.
Making a short statement after receiving the report, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma said that the only thing that gives him hope for the health sector is the fact that the players have changed.
"The players have changed, but the issues are not new. I see new players who have given me hope. Connaught Hospital should be in (...)