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Old Kolenten Students Association Reunion & Dance

2014-08-19 11:10:40

Reunion Firday August 22, 2014. Venue: Comfort Inn Landmark 6254 Duke Street Alexandria, Virginia, 22312. Dance Saturday, August 23, 2014. Venue: Capitol Heights, Maryland. 8741 G. Ashwood Drive, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 Co-Grand Chief Patrons: 1. Dr. Ernest Sahid Surrur (Cabinet Secretary, Sierra Leone). 2. His Excellency Ibrahim Sorie Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Belgium and Head of Mission to the European Commission. DJ: Alhaji Argba (...)Read the full story »

Gone But Never to Be Forgotten

19 August
By Claude Meama Kajue, UK. In memory of - Dr. Sheik Umar Khan (photo), former Sierra Leone government Chief Virologist. He’s been credited with treating a lot of patients with the Ebola virus during the initial stage of the virus in Sierra Leone: Dr. Modupeh Cole, he was in charge of Connaught Hospital’s Ebola Isolation Center: And, the many nurses, porters and other health officials who succumbed to the dreaded Ebola virus while working to save the lives of others. Your (...)

Addressing the Ebola Virus Disease and Trauma

5 August
Special Commentary By Abdulai Bayraytay, Freetown, Sierra Leone.* To say that the peoples of the three West African states of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia are undergoing trauma would be an understatement. This is particularly so as these states are presently battling the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that was first detected and confirmed in Guinea and then spread to Sierra Leone and Liberia with the attendant deaths of innocent and unsuspecting people. Indeed, the Ebola Virus Disease (...)

Funeral Arrangements for the late Mrs Remielekun Mannah Tarawally

16 July
Mrs. Remielekun Monica Mannah Tarawally Aged: 69 The family and friends of the late Mrs. Remielekun Monica Mannah Tarawally would like you to join them in prayers, songs of praise and celebration of her life. She passed away in Dallas, Texas, USA on Friday June 27th 2014. Aged 69 years. The Late Mrs. Remielekun Tarawally is survived by her daughter; Adama Tarawally, husband; Sorie Tarawally, siblings; John, Paul, James, Hannah Marian, Samuel (all in the U.S.), and Lydia (Sierra (...)

Edison Yongai on his latest novel

23 June
By Tony Bee , Sydney, Australia. On Tuesday June 17 this year, prolific Sierra Leonean writer, Edison Nyambeche Yongai (photo), did a public reading of his latest novel titled No Name For Refugees to eager readers in the Auburn local government area in Australia. The book was published by Balboa Press of Australia and released to the public at the beginning of March. The reading coincided with celebrations marking Refugee Week, a programme described as “Australia’s peak (...)

UK Supports Fight Against Corruption

23 June
By Alimamy Lahai Kamara, Freetown. Peter West (photo) the British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone has said the United Kingdom attaches importance to anti-corruption issues in Sierra Leone. West made the statement during the launch of the National Anti- Corruption Strategy 2014-2018 (NACS) at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown recently. “Corruption is a constraint to progress, therefore, the UK government supports anti-corruption actions such as the pay no bribe (...)

Police arrest rail thieves in Port Loko

22 June
Police in the North West Region, Port Loko district, are investigating four people after they were arrested cutting and stealing railway lines and clips in the concession areas of African Minerals (SL) Limited. In a statement released Tuesday 17 June, 2014, Assistant Inspector General of police, FUK Daboh (photo) said “certain unpatriotic and unscrupulous individuals are in the habit of damaging and stealing African Minerals railway lines.” He said a case in point was the (...)

Freetown: Seaga Shaw lectures public on humanitarian journalism

19 June
Special to the Patriotic Vanguard A senior lecturer in Media and Politics at Northumbria University in the UK Dr Ibrahim Seaga Shaw recently delivered the third John Akar Memorial Lecture series on ‘Journalism and the Political Economy of Humanitarianism ‘organised by the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) at the British Council in Freetown. The Lecture was broadcast live on Radio and TV. Talk show host Samuel Valcarcel reminded the audience that John Akar was the (...)

Resource Wealth and Development

18 June
Resource Wealth and Development (A Note for a panel discussion on launch of Paradoxes of History and Memory in Contemporary Sierra Leone; edited by Sylvia Ojutuku-Macauley and Ismail Rashid; Lexington Books, 2013) Yusuf Bangura Department of Political Science Fourah Bay College 5 June, 2014 One of the big challenges I often face when trying to understand Sierra Leone’s contemporary history is how little there is of scholarly work that connects past and present efforts in (...)

US Book Launch of “The Freetown Bond: A Life Under Two Flags"

18 June
The House of VANyAH is pleased to announce the US Book Launch of “The Freetown Bond: A Life Under Two Flags,” the memoirs of the Emeritus Professor of English Language and Literature Eldred Durosimi Jones with Marjorie Jones on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 2 to 6 pm at the Social Hall of the Holy Family Seminary on 401 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. The formalities are scheduled from 3 to 4 pm. Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the US, the Honorable Bockari K. Stevens (...)

An Unsung Hero of Sierra Leone

16 June
Editor’s Note: This article is culled from the popular Salone Discussion Forum. By Mohamed A. Jalloh, USA. Good Evening my SALONEDiscussion sisters and brothers, Today, we humbly introduce yet another Sunday feature in our constant quest to make our forum an even better total experience for our valuable members: "Reflections." This is the result of our wildly successful Sunday feature, "A Walk Down Musical Memory Lane," which showcases musical selections. However, instead of (...)

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What African Liberation Day and Emancipation Day Have in Common

Two Days, One People, One Destiny What African Liberation Day and Emancipation Day Have in Common By Charles Quist-Adade, PhD, Guest Writer, Vancouver, Canada. This summer saw the commemoration (...)


Solidarity is a Pillar for Press Freedom

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

Journalists in Sierra Leone would only meaningfully enjoy the freedom they are yearning for when there is solidarity among them. The incessant press wars, manifestation of malevolence and (...)

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