13 April 2007
Fellow Sierra Leoneans:
We are anxious country men and women determined to make a significant contribution to the rebuilding and revitalization of our beloved country. Our company, Trade, Intercontinental Development Enterprises/Services (TIDES) a Delaware Corporation, plans to build homes in three master planned communities in the northern, eastern and southern provinces of the country (in the Mile 47/River Rokel axis - (Port Loko-North); the splendid Sulima Beach (...)
11 April 2007
Sierra Leone Network Media Release.
Dr. Michel Sho-Sawyer
Director of Public Relations
The Sierra Leone Network
Sierra Leone’s President recently signed the Dual Citizenship bill into law. This bill allows Sierra Leoneans who have acquired the citizenship of another country to retain or reinstate their Sierra Leonean citizenship.
The parliament of Sierra Leone passed the amendments to the 1973 Citizenship Act in November 2006, (...)
9 April 2007
The Maryland Chapter of Youth for Sierra Leone Improvement (YSLI) had their first annual banquet in Silver Springs, MD on Saturday March 31st. It was overall a great success for both the attendees and the organizers.
The theme for this banquet was “Footsteps to Achievement,” with making a difference in education and democratic awareness through Sierra Leone youths as a sub-theme. The event was attended by who is who in the community to support such vibrant youth movement. The (...)
8 April 2007
By Abu B. Shaw.
The imbroglio currently brewing between lecturers and the authorities of Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, is seemingly far from over.
Fourah Bay College students, the innocent victims of the fracas, have lost count of the number of times the university authorities have promised the lecturers to resolve the financial and other problems that refused to go away at the university.
The lecturers, represented by the Academic Staff Association (ASA) of FBC, have (...)
6 April 2007
By Komkanda Bangura.
Mohamed Pateh Barrie, former teacher at the School of International Studies at Meadowbrook, VA, was laid to rest on March 31, 2007 at the Rasheed Family Islamic Cemetary, Suffolk, Virginia. Barrie had a tragic car accident in the early hours of Saturday March 17, 2007, as he was driving home. His body was discovered a week later, 100 ft from the scene of the accident. He was reported missing on March 18, 2007.
Barrie was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, (...)
by - 6 April 2007
According to usually very reliable sources in Freetown,fear has gripped the top leadership of the ruling SLPP after the official announcement this week by APC Secretary General Victor Foh that peace has now returned to his party which, translated, means all court cases pending between APC members are now null and void.
This also means former litigants like Mohamed Bangura, Serry Kamal and Eddie Turay are now firmly back in the APC fold, ready to help galvanise the masses in favour of their (...)
5 April 2007
The recent release of the voter registration figures by Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission has expectedly provoked intense scrutiny and comments from Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad. One of these commentators is Mr. Olu Beckley, who resides in Virginia, USA. Mr. Beckley has noted a lot of flaws in the report submitted for public consumption by NEC and wonders whether somebody somewhere is not trying to play games with the destiny of the people of Sierra Leone. We publish (...)
3 April 2007
The Executive Representative of the Secretary-General, on behalf of the United Nations system, welcomes the announcement on 30 March by the National Electoral Commission of the results of the registration of voters.
The quality of the registration is a critical element of the overall credibility of the 2007 presidential and parliamentary elections. In this context, the United Nations notes the high level of participation by Sierra Leoneans, men and women. Over 2.6 million voters have (...)
3 April 2007
The first-ever field mission from the new United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, set up to prevent countries emerging from civil war and other conflicts from slipping back into bloodshed, has returned from Sierra Leone with a clearer idea of the challenges now facing the once strife-torn state, the delegation leader said Wednesday at a news conference in New York.
“We left with a greater understanding and also with a great commitment from the Government on the next steps (...)
2 April 2007
According to a press release signed by Alfred SamForay (photo) of the Hinga Norman-CDF Defence Fund, the family of Chief Sam Hinga Norman "does not accept or endorse the recently released forensic pathologists’ report alleging that Chief Norman died of “natural causes” as a result of myocardial infarction (heart attack) as the definitive and exclusive cause of death."
The release further stated the Norman family still stands by its original assertion that Chief Norman (...)