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Coping with Ebola: A Hotel Manager’s Perspective

2014-09-01 20:43:57

Credit: Brand Sierra Leone. Less that five months ago, Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel had its soft opening launch in Aberdeen, Freetown. In the weeks that followed, Sierra Leone’s first 5 star hotel quickly became the place to be for conferences, parties and events of every kind. Now, amidst an unprecedented health crisis in parts of the West African region, the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak is really beginning to take effect. Many companies have temporarily closed down, and (...)Read the full story »

Barry Honnah Departure from LMC

9 December 2013
London Mining and its General Manager of Human Resources and Community Relations, Mr Barry Honnah, have announced that Mr Honnah will be leaving the company. In his time with the company, Mr Honnah was instrumental in assisting the company assimilate into Sierra Leone and promoted cultural awareness across the workforce. London Mining wishes Barry (photo) well in his future endeavours. Barry appreciates the opportunity to have worked with a leading company in Sierra Leone, and looks (...)

Profile: Ismael Koroma, Deputy Ambassador Designate

5 December 2013
By Osman Benk Sankoh, Monrovia, Liberia.* It was probably around 7:30am. Owing to the snail pace of the traffic particularly from the west end of the city, his wife and kid had already left home for school and work respectively. Then, I woke up. The light in his bedroom was off and so too was the one in the living room. Strangely though, the kitchen was alight. It was busy and an aroma that could make the hungry much more famished with a very strong desire for a taste of whatever it was (...)

Golley’s Appointment Applauded

4 December 2013
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara, Freetown. Just a few weeks after the Government of Sierra Leone secured the biggest grant-in-aid loan ever given to an African nation by the Republic of South Korea, the architect behind the scenes, lawyer Omrie Golley, has been appointed as Ambassador to South Korea. The Government made the appointment public over the weekend, subject to the approval of Parliament. The grant-in-aid loan agreement between Sierra Leone and the Republic of South Korea was signed on (...)

John Bonoh Sisay Joins LMC Board

3 December 2013
London Mining Company has announced that John Bonoh Sisay will join its Board as a Non-Executive Director. “I am delighted to welcome Mr. Sisay to London Mining Company’s Board,” said Graeme Hossie, CEO of London Mining Plc. “Not only does John have extensive experience within the African mining and minerals sector, he also has significant experience managing and providing strategic direction to businesses within Sierra Leone,” Hossie continued. (...)

Freetown: Special Court Closes Down

3 December 2013
The activities of the Special Criminal Court in Sierra Leone have been formerly closed down by His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, according to a State House report. The court which started operations in 2002 indicted and sentenced those who carried out the greatest responsibilities in the eleven years civil in Sierra Leone, including the former Liberian president, Charles Taylor. At the special ceremony at State House, attended by the United Nations, ministers, diplomats, (...)

Finance Minister Kaifala Marah Presents 2014 Budget in Parliament

3 December 2013
Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, I. Introduction Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, I rise to move that the Bill entitled, “An Act to provide for the services for Sierra Leone for the Financial Year 2014” be read for the first time. 2. Mr. Speaker, Honourable Members, you will all recall that His Excellency, the President Dr. Ernest Koroma, made a commitment to improve the lots of youths and women of our beloved country, Sierra Leone. Government has therefore dedicated this (...)

Makeni: St. Francis Secondary School Turns 55

2 December 2013
By Anthony Kamara (Snr), Winnipeg, Canada. On a beautiful Tuesday morning in February 4, 1958, the Catholic Mission in Northern Sierra Leone started its first Secondary school in the North Central city of Makeni with 40 students who became the proud foundation students of the new institution which was to earn the sobriquet of "the School of Modern Languages", thanks to the arrival of a ten-man team of teaching Brothers of the Immaculate Conception from the Netherlands to take over the (...)

New Appointments by President Koroma

2 December 2013
By PV Staff. President Ernest Bai Koroma has started shaking up his administration as expected by many Sierra Leoneans. Some of the appointments are surprising, others not surprising. Looking at the new appointments, the President seems to be taking a softer approach, mostly moving people from one position to another, with some promotions. Now let’s do a quick analysis of some of the personalities involved: Ambassador Andrew Bangali, who was based in Ethiopia as Ambassador (...)

Lunsar: London Mining Awards Scholarships

28 November 2013
On 23 and 25 November, London Mining awarded 954 scholarships, worth a total of over US$ 40,000, to primary and junior secondary students in their operating communities of Marampa and Maforki in the Port Loko District. The Company also donated exercise books, school bags and mathematical sets to primary and junior secondary students in neighbouring communities within the district. During an award ceremony, Mark Somlyay, General Manager, Finance and Administration, London Mining, said, (...)

President Koroma Happy with Afro-Arab Summit

26 November 2013
President Ernest Bai Koroma has said in Kuwait that government under his administration has initiated many reforms through the Agenda for Change and now progressing forward with the Agenda for Prosperity, which has ushered in a lot of achievements as manifested by a new way of implementing development driven projects. According to the State House Communications unit, the President appealed for further support towards the implementation of the Agenda for Prosperity, especially to the Lumley (...)

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Dispelling the Ebola Myths and Misinformation: Citizens’ Responsibilities

By Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Ebola can be best described as an ‘exterminator’, a disease that is wasting away families and decimating communities. Because of its (...)


Sierra Leonean Women and the Ebola Pandemc

By Zainab Tunkara Clarkson.* As the dreaded ebola virus disease (EVD) ravages across West Africa with a vengeance, afflicting young and old with merciless impunity, it is unfortunate to note that (...)