By Our Reporter
Two Ghanaian and Ghanaian-athletes were among this year’s Ghana Canada Association of British Columbia (GCABC)’s Honour Roll Call. Gershon Koffie, a player for the Vancouver White Caps Soccer Club, Ruky Abdulai, a Ghanaian-Canadian athlete, who now runs for Canada.
Also honoured were George Amoako, a police officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and several local Ghanaian-owned small business enterprises, including the African Superstore, Anim Hair, (...)Read the full story »
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 (...)
3 October 2012
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. (...)
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. (...)
7 August 2012
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23 July 2012
By Sanpha Sesay, Texas.
The number of Sierra Leoneans bagging PhD degrees in North America is increasing. A greater number of Sierra Leonean immigrants in the continent continue to graduate with doctorate degrees across different disciplines in recent years.
According to research on statistical data of Sierra Leoneans academic accomplishment around the world, those in North America is believed to have surpassed all other Sierra Leoneans living in other regions of the world. (...)
24 May 2012
Fleetwood-Port Kells MP Nina Grewal has announced a $415,000 investment by the Government of Canada to help Surrey youth gain the skills they need to be competitive in the Canadian job market. The money will assist the Pathfinder Youth Centre Society conduct workshops and training to assist local young people acquire the skills needed to succeed in their job searches.
“This significant investment by the Government of Canada will enable Surrey youth facing employment barriers acquire (...)
23 April 2012
By State House Communications Unit
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Representative has lauded the efforts of the government of President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for progress made so far in priority areas under the ‘Agenda for Change’.
Mrs. Malanga Kabedi M’buyi Mulango Tuesday 10th April, 2012 gave her mission’s shimmering acknowledgment to the government of Sierra Leone, during a courtesy call on President Koroma at State House, Freetown (photo). (...)
31 March 2012
By Anthony Karim Kamara (Sr), Winnipeg, Canada.
The greatest breaking news for Fourah Bay College and Sierra Leoneans in general is the news about the publication in Canada of the long awaited and long sought for history about Fourah Bay College’s past, because for the first time in the 184 years of its existence the dream of educated Sierra Leoneans in particular and West Africans in general has come to reality. Fourah Bay College history, Black Africa’s first University (...)
5 March 2012
By a Tamaraneh Member.
Last Saturday, February 18, we had our annual Benefit Dinner at the Alberta Avenue Community Hall.
First our guests got the chance to know each other better with some fun mixer activities. Information facts about Sierra Leone were also displayed on the walls and several video clips about the 2012 projects were shown during the evening – teacher salaries, digging a second water well and completing reconstructive surgery for Nasratu, the mother of one of our (...)
29 February 2012
By Momoja Lappia, Freetown.
The Attitudinal and Behavioural Change (ABC) Secretariat at the end of a one-day workshop on the theme ABC Concept Political Tolerance and Politically Motivated Violence held at the Moyamba District Council Hall on 27th February, 2012 successfully helped to calm political impasses that have been mounting up in that part of the country ahead of the impending Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections slated for November 17th this year.
In his (...)
This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)
By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan.
It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)