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Best of British Columbia, Canada, Honoured

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In front of friends, family and a room full of distinguished guests, 23 exceptional civic leaders were honoured recently at Government House with the Province’s highest form of recognition, the Order of British Columbia. “The Order of British Columbia is the Province’s most prestigious accolade,” said Lt.-Gov. Judith Guichon, Chancellor of the Order. “For 25 years, we have publicly recognized those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of their (...)Read the full story »

ForeignPolicy Camp by Canada’s World

8 October 2009
ForeignPolicyCamp: Date: Monday, November 30, 2009 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PST Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St. Vancouver, BC Cost: $30 (Scholarships may be available). There’s a revolution going on right now in the way we think of foreign policy - it’s no longer solely what the government does, but rather what we all do to shape our role in the world. Whether they call it foreign policy or not, groups that operate outside the purview of government (...)

SALNAM presidential candidates meet

6 October 2009
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg. As tension mounts within the Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, with opinion polls changing almost every single moment, presidential aspirants vying for the highest office in the community are meeting together for the very first time. The three men contesting to lead the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) met recently in Winnipeg with the visiting President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists, Umaru Fofana (pictured right (...)

Winnipeg: Three giants in the race for SALNAM presidency

15 September 2009
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg. It was a sunny September evening at the ACOMI Centre in Winnipeg, Canada, the small office space were the Sierra Leone Nationals Association of Manitoba (SALNAM) held the organization’s nomination meeting for their forthcoming general elections. One by one, almost serene, rather peacefully, members of the Sierra Leone community in Winnipeg, Canada, entered the hall. Some werehanging out in the hallway and some were just within the perimeter of the fence, (...)

Africentric school makes history

11 September 2009
Louise Brown, Education Reporter, Drummed into school to a standing ovation and a rocking West African beat, 115 children made Canadian history yesterday in vivid vests of African cloth. Less than two years after fierce public debate over the very idea of a school focused on African culture, one of the most controversial educational experiments in the country began with a surprise 30 per cent surge in enrolment. From the opening assembly, the Africentric Alternative (...)

African doctor opens clinic in BC, Canada

29 August 2009
On August 21, 2009, Dr Pascaline Mahungu, a Congolese-Canadian medical doctor at Surrey Memorial Hospital made history by becoming the first African doctor to own a family practice clinic in British Columbia. Her newly built Clinic named Grace Medical Clinic and located at 9655 137th Street in Surrey, was inaugurated at a simple but colourful ceremony on Saturday, August 22, 2009, “This is a great accomplishment for the city of Surrey and its African-Canadian community in British (...)

Edmonton Leone Stars beat Britannia to clinch city championship

15 August 2009
By Abayomi Charles Roberts (PV General Editor) in Edmonton, Canada. Call it Goals Galore in a Vital Victory. It was just that, as Sierra Leone’s soccer ambassadors in Edmonton, Canada, on Tuesday 11th August 2009, beat opponents Britannia 6-3. It was their last game, crucial to clinch the Division Three (Pool B) championship in the annual league organized by the Edmonton District Soccer Association. Our boys, with 27 points from 13 matches, were one point behind then league leaders (...)

Invitation to visual artists

13 August 2009
Amnesty International invites visual artists to consider the meaning of human dignity through their art. This invitation is open to artists working in any two-dimensional media that can be displayed on an easel: maximum size 30 by 30 inches and 2 inches deep; no minimum size. No three-dimensional work can be considered for this exhibition. Original works may be on paper, canvas, or on board and may include oil, acrylic, watercolour, illustration, collage, photography, and mixed media. Works (...)

Simbo and Sherry tie the knot

5 August 2009
Simbo Conteh, of the Patriotic Vanguard’s Special Correspondents in British Columbia, in Canada, recently got married to beautiful Sherry of Chilliwack, BC. Simbo lived for some time in Abbotsford, BC, before moving recently to Chilliwack. He is originally from Portee, Wellington, Freetown. The two got married on July 4th at 2:00 pm at Burgoyne Park in St. Cathrines, Ontario. Simbo’s brother Rev. Dr. Prince Sorie Conteh, officiated over the ceremony. It was a small affair (...)

Belated Birthday Greetings, Lakeesha!

4 July 2009
Friday June 19, 2009 was your 9th birthday, dear Lakeesha Marie Sesay of Vancouver, Canada. Here is very warm congratulations and greetings from your loving dad Bobson Sesay and members of the African Canadian Soccer and Cultural Association(ACSCA). We wish you all the best in life, now and forever.

Welcome to Yakoyo, a family owned Restaurant.

3 July 2009
Welcome to Yakoyo, a family owned Restaurant in Burnaby, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The name "Yakoyo" means satisfaction and enjoyment of great food. Our Food is prepared with integrity and include things like unprocessed, seasonal, sustainable, nutritious, naturally raised, added hormone free ingredients, and since embracing this philosophy, it’s had tremendous impact on how we run our kitchen and our businesses. It’s led us to serve more naturally raised meat than (...)

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Let’s Consider ICT in tackling Ebola

By Mariama Kandeh, Guest Writer, UK. Sierra Leone is at the helm of a serious and very challenging public health issue that has the propensity to reverse the gains already made in the public (...)


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 (...)