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Old Kolenten Students Association Reunion & Dance

2014-07-16 05:54:57

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 »

Sierra Leonean workers called "Bush Pigs" by Expatriates

7 April
By PV Staff. Some foreign companies operating in Sierra Leone are allegedly treating their Sierra Leonean workers in a very abusive and inhumane way including poor working conditions, insults and blatant abuse, according to a report from a credible organization called Care2. There have been cases of expatriates referring to Africans as "Black Pigs" and "Black Monkeys", according to the Care2 report. In addition to bad working conditions the companies concerned also displace entire (...)

Tejan Kabbah’s Treachery

4 April
Opinion By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Tejan Kabbah’s Debased TREACHERY of Hinga Norman Maybe, the worst part of late President Tejan Kabba’s ‘War Record’ as President of Sierra Leone was the Treachery on his first deputy defence minister, and later, internal affairs minister, and Coordinator of the Civil Defence Force (CDF), late Chief Hinga Norman. The perfidy of Kabbah (photo) against Chief Norman would always kindle incredulity and boiling (...)

Court Ruling on Finda Koroma versus Philip Neville

2 April
Finda Koroma vs Philip Neville & co: Thirty Million damages awarded to complainant. C.C. 213/10 2010 K No.34 IN THE HIGH COURT OF SIERRA LEONE GENERAL CIVIL DIVISION BETWEEN: FINDA KOROMA - PLAINTIFF AND PHILIP NEVILLE - 1ST DEFENDANT I B M KAMARA - 2ND DEFENDANT BERTHAN MACAULAY JNR for Plaintiff LEON JENKINS-JOHNSTON ESQ for Defendants BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE N C BROWNE-MARKE JUSTICE OF APPEAL DATED THE 23 DAY OF OCTOBER, 2013 DAMAGES 1. On Monday last, the (...)

Shollay Davies Appointed Deputy ACC Boss

1 April
According to a press release from the Anti-Corruption Commission in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma has appointed Mr. Shollay Davies (photo) Deputy Commissioner of the ACC, subject to Parliamentary approval. Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Shollay Davies was Director of Public Education and External Outreach of the Commission. He holds a Higher Teachers’ Certificate (HTC) from the then Milton Margai Teachers College (MMTC), a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Degree from the Njala (...)

Cocoa Na Chocolate

31 March
ONE.org (http://www.one.org) Sunday March31 launched one of the continent’s biggest musical collaborations ever, ‘Cocoa na Chocolate’, in support of a new campaign to boost investments in agriculture: ‘Do Agric, It Pays’ (http://www.one.org/doagric). Nineteen of the top recording artists from across Africa, including D’Banj and Femi Kuti from Nigeria, DR Congo’s Fally Ipupa, Cote d’Ivoire’s Tiken Jah Fakoly, Kenya’s Juliani, and (...)

London Mining:Largest Ship Loaded in Freetown Harbour

31 March
London Mining announced that, today, the Baby Cape vessel, MV MAGSENGER 8 (photo), left the Freetown harbour carrying 107,746 tonnes of its iron ore concentrate. This represents the largest load ever of Company ore to be shipped from, and the largest vessel ever to be loaded in, Sierra Leone’s natural harbour. “London Mining is proud of this achievement, which caps off a challenging first quarter,” said Dan Desjardins, Managing Director, London Mining Company. “It (...)

SLPP: Opposition to Maada Bio Intensifies

31 March
By Our Correspondent Even though the next parliamentary and presidential elections in Sierra Leone are still a couple of years away, members of Sierra Leone’s oldest political party and current main opposition party, the Sierra Leone’s People’s Party (SLPP) are already busy fighting among themselves trying to find a suitable presidential candidate to face the ruling APC in 2018. The main subject of controversy is Julius Maada Bio (photo) the SLPP flagbearer that woefully (...)

On Tejan Kabbah’s Intelligence

29 March
Opinion By Oswald Hanciles, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Tejan Kabbah: Not Intelligent Enough to Understand ‘Intelligence’ “Foday Sankoh was power hungry. He was also desperately hungry for diamonds. In his bush war and as head of the nine member Commission for the Management of Strategic Resources, National Reconstruction and Development, his objective was to use the country’s diamonds as a means of acquiring and exercising power....Foday Sankoh misunderstood the (...)

Ahmed Tejan Kabbah-Another Perspective

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief - 26 March
Sierra Leone’s third Executive President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah (photo) has passed away at the age of 82 and there have been numerous tributes paid to him. He was laid to rest on March 23 at the Kissy Road cemetery, in the east of the capital Freetown, and joined his predecessor Joseph Saidu Momoh and two former Vice Presidents, S.I. Koroma and Christian Alusine Kamara-Taylor under Siaka Stevens’ government. Paradoxically March 23 on which Tejan Kabbah was buried is notorious for (...)

Ebola Threatens Sierra Leone

24 March
By Our Correspondent in Freetown, Sierra Leone. There has been an outbreak of the deadly disease called Ebola in neighbouring Guinea-Conakry and experts say it’s likely to spread in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Guinea Bissau and Mali, five countries that share borders with Guinea-Conkary. But of the five, Sierra Leone is more threatened because the outbreak occurred in South-Western Guinea which is in close proximity to Sierra Leone’s Kambia district in the northern province. (...)

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EDITORIAL

Welcome to the Free Town

by Alpha Rashid Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief

The mountainous city of Freetown is not only the capital of the coastal West African State of Sierra Leone but is also the seat of government. It is a common saying among the residents that the (...)

OPINION

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 (...)