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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 »

Saudi Arabia - World Businessmen ready for UK Conference

7 November 2009
By Alhaji Jalloh, Riyadh. As part of its giant strides to showcase some investment opportunities to potential investors, the Sierra Leone Embassy in Riyadh- Saudi Arabia has succeeded in wooing some high profile international businessmen for the donor conference scheduled for 18th and 19th at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Conference Center, Westminster, London. Among them are, Mr. Ammar Marouf of Syrian Investment Group ( SIG) in Damascus – Syria, Nigerian business tycoon, Chief Sir A.C. (...)

A Chat with Dr. Godwin Eni of British Columbia

6 November 2009
Dr. Godwin Eni, originally from Nigeria, is a leading figure in the African-Canadian community in British Columbia, Canada. Afri-Can magazine (a sister publication to PV) editor and publisher Gibril Koroma recently had a chat with him. Here is how it went: Afri-Can Magazine: The name Godwin Eni is well known in the African-Canadian community in BC and beyond. Could you please briefly introduce yourself to some of our readers who may not know you? Godwin Eni: Perhaps my name seems to be (...)

Edmonton Leone Stars crowned soccer league champions in Canada

23 October 2009
By Abayomi Charles Roberts, PV General Editor, in Edmonton, Canada . Sierra Leone’s soccer ambassadors in Edmonton, Canada, were on Saturday October 17 crowned Division 3B Outdoor League Champions for the 2009 season, by the Edmonton and District Soccer Association (EDSA). Edmonton Leone Stars, having finished first in their eight-team pool, have been promoted. They will play in the much tougher Division Two next summer. The ceremony, hosted by EDSA, took place at the ultra-modern (...)

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 (...)

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 (...)

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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 (...)


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 (...)