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Statement on Ebola from Canadian Government

2014-08-11 21:00:23

The Honourable Rona Ambrose (pictured), Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), recently issued the following statement regarding the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic outbreak in western Africa. “There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada, and according to the Public Health Agency of Canada the risk to Canadians remains very (...)Read the full story »

Sierra Leone: Canadian High Commissioner Bids Farewell

27 August 2013
Her Excellency, Trudy Keringhan, High Commissioner of Canada to Sierra Leone has paid a farewell courtesy call on President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at the Presidential Lodge, Hill Station. Madam Keringhan who is resident in Ghana will be departing Accra on 30th August, 2013 at the end of her tour of duty. She was appointed in 2012. During her tenure of office as High Commissioner of Canada to Sierra Leone, both countries enjoyed a high level of diplomatic relations. The Republic of Sierra (...)

Canada: SALNAM Gains Recognition

21 August 2013
By Abu Bakarr Biggie Kamara, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. On Wednesday July 31st, 2013 at about 2:30 pm, the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) was formerly recognized at the Manitoba Legislative Assembly during a session in the Chamber. The event was initiated by Hon. Matt Wiebe, a member of the Assembly, to specifically recognize and honour the Association while apprising the fourtieth Legislature of SALNAM’s contribution to the welfare of Manitoba. Amidst (...)

Canada Takes Leadership Role

11 June 2013
Increasing private investment in Africa’s agriculture sector will help lift millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa out of poverty. Canada is taking a leadership role, on behalf of G-8 countries, to support Senegal in joining the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino (photo), Minister of International Cooperation, today during a G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition event held in London, United Kingdom. “We are pleased (...)

Canada: Minister Blaney Attends Africa Day

4 June 2013
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister for La Francophonie, recently participated in the Africa Day festivities in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Attended by more than 400 people from government, the private sector, academia and other friends of Africa, this event celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) and its successor organization, the African Union. In his address, Minister Blaney hailed the close, important (...)

British Columbia, Canada: Justus Mirembe of Uganda is New ACSCA President

by Gibril Koroma - 2 December 2012
Justus Mirembe, a native of Uganda, has recently been elected President of the African-Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association (ACSCA),the largest and most active African-Canadian association in the province of British Columbia, Canada. In this interview with Patriotic Vanguard publisher Gibril Koroma, the young and energetic Justus (photo) outlines his vision for the association and for the African-Canadian community in BC at large. Patriotic Vanguard: Thanks, Justus, for this (...)

Winnipeg: Interview with SALNAM Vice-President

18 October 2012
In this interview Winnipeg-based Randolph Gorvie engages Sierra Leone Nationals Association Vice President Abu Bakarr (Biggie) Kamara on various issues. Interview was done by email. Randolph Gorvie: Congratulations on your elevation as the Vice President of the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM). In my opinion, I’ll venture to say you were very effective as the former Secretary General of the organization, considering the fact that it is not always easy to run (...)

Germany: Barbie Lindsha Announces New Album

13 October 2012
By PV Arts and Culture Correspondent Lans Omar. The wait will be over pretty soon. Sierra Leone’s Afro rap/pop & techno queen, Barbie Lindsha (photo), is almost done putting finishing touches on her debut album which is set for release in April 2013. The 12-track album which is a fusion of Afro beat, pop and techno sound will feature some of the big names in the NEO-Salone music industry. In one of the hit singles, "YOURS FOREVER" that was released just few months ago, the (...)

Canada: Justin Trudeau Launches Leadership Bid

3 October 2012
Credit: cbc.ca Liberal MP Justin Trudeau launched his Liberal Party leadership bid Tuesday, aiming to establish himself as a contender in his announcement speech by hitting out at rival parties over the economy and reaching out to youth, the middle class and Quebecers. He officially made the announcement Tuesday night at a rally of hundreds of Liberal supporters in his home riding of Papineau — and in an online video posted to his personal website — after weeks of speculation. (...)

MP Grewal Eagerly Anticipates Implementation of CRTC Regulations

2 September 2012
Surrey – Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal, pictured, is eagerly anticipating the implementation of new CRTC regulations that will control the loudness of television commercials. The regulations, which take effect on Saturday, September 1st, were first proposed by Grewal in February 2011 as part of Bill C-621. “I am pleased that my legislation brought the issue to the fore, generated debate across Canada, and produced action to address the issue,” said Grewal. (...)

Vancouver: Ghana-Canada Association Picnic

7 August 2012
GHANA-CANADA ASSOCIATION OF BC Invites you, your family, and friends to its Annual Family Picnic & BBQ ON AUG 11or18,2012@ BEARCREEKPARK1375088TH Avenue,SURREY 1:00pm BRING EXTRA FOOD AND DRINKS TO SHARE;BRING YOUR AFRICAN GAMES—OWARE,ETC HIGHLIGHTS:AFRICAN GAMES,AMPE COMPETITION;CHILDREN WATER GAMES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: KING GEORGE HWY STN:BUSROUTE:BAY 0NE KING HWY 321 WHITE ROCK SOUTH:COME OFF AT 88TH AVE AND KING GEORGE HWY AND WALK ABOUT FIVE MINUTES. FOR FURTHER INFO, (...)

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EDITORIAL

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 (...)

OPINION

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 (...)