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 (...)
13 January 2012
Credit: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Canada.
By Charlie Smith.
A former Simon Fraser University student president is leading a high-profile campaign against corruption in Ghana’s justice system.
In a recent interview with the Georgia Straight in a Commercial Drive coffee shop, Clement Abas Apaak explained that he got involved in this issue last year after four lawyers in the West African country were blacklisted by the Association of Magistrates and Judges for speaking out at a (...)
6 January 2012
By Lans Omar, PV Entertainment Editor, Winnipeg, Canada.
Just days after the release of the most anticipated "Chain Swang" video in Winnipeg, Canada, Dyce Lamtek’s hit is being making headlines in Winnipeg and beyond, and in some quarters the video/song has been labelled as the new anthem in the city.
"Chain Swang" is a clean cut rap song featuring R&B sensation - uNiiQue. The video is set in a club background with Dyce Lamtek and friends repping the chain swang thang.
14 December 2011
Ghanaians and friends of Ghana all over Canada are currently mourning the sudden passing away, a couple of weeks ago, in Ottawa, of High Commissioner Dr. Richard Turkson, a man who had won the hearts of most people that had met him in his travels across Canada, meeting and interacting with fellow Ghanaians and potential investors to his country.
The late Dr. Richard Turkson (photo) was a legal luminary in Ghana both as a senior member of the judiciary and university law professor before he (...)
25 November 2011
By Our Correspondent.
Vancouver’s Nigeria Canada Friendship League [NCFL] recently welcomed a 15-member Government-Private Sector Business delegation from Nigeria at a reception at a South-Vancouver Neighborhood House on Victoria Drive.
Represented in the delegation were the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, Department of Petroleum Resources Oil and Gas, House of Representatives, Nigerian (...)
2 September 2011
A large group of working Canadians at both the beginning and end of their careers feel companies are missing the mark in terms of what they need and want, according to the third annual Labour Day poll by Monster.ca.
The survey conducted by Harris/Decima of over 1,000 Canadian baby boomers (aged 47-62) and members of generation Y (aged 18-30) shows they share a common complaint that companies are falling short:
More than 1 in 3 twenty-somethings feel companies do not provide sufficient (...)
29 August 2011
Hogan’s Alley Poetry Festival is a celebration of diverse communities in Vancouver through literary performance, spoken word poetry, music and storytelling. The festival will run at various locations from September 23rd – 25th.
The Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective with the support of the National Congress of Black Women are collaborating to pay tribute to the heritage and creative contributions of Vancouver’s East End community as a part of the city’s (...)
10 August 2011
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg.
The Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, is being hit with another devastating blow. This time, again, in the form of death.
I’m very saddened to write this message today.
It is with deep sympathy that I’m going to announce the death of our dear sister, Baby Sinnah Kanu, who passed away peacefully yesterday August 8th, 2011 in Winnipeg, Canada.
Many in the Sierra Leonean communities of Manitoba and across Canada are grieving the death of a (...)
14 June 2011
By Our Correspondent
Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Dr. Richard Turkson recently paid what could be described as a very fruitful visit to Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia during which he met with members of the Ghanaian community and representatives of companies doing business or intending to do business in Ghana.
Among prominent personalities the High Commissioner met in Vancouver was Dr. Felix Durity who has long been involved in the Korle Bu Neuro (...)