On the re-opening of SLPP Office … “We would never encourage violence” John Benjamin...

Aspirants vying to fill the vacant positions in Parliament and the Local Councils will today complete their nomination process at the National Electoral Commission (NEC) district offices after being endorsed by their respective political parties’ Chairmen and Secretary General as mandated by law. Few days ago, there was political tension within the ruling All Peoples[…]

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) said on Tuesday he visited the Waterloo burial site and found out that over 9,000 people have been buried there with a high concentration of under-fives. He made this statement during his usual Wednesday’s press briefing at his Cockeril office. He said it was[…]

According to the election’s calendar, the next Local Council elections should be held in 2016 when the four years mandate that was given to Councilors by the people during the 2012 Parliamentary, Presidential and Councils elections come to an end. It could be recalled that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) presented a position paper for[…]

On Thursday 1st October 2015, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group hosted a Roundtable Discussion on Sustainable Solutions for Women Owned Enterprises at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sierra Leone. Women entrepreneurs at the event raised concerns about difficulties of accessing finance with most commercial banks offering very high interest rates. Access to finance among other challenges, were discussed by key government representatives, donor organisations and women entrepreneurs in the one day event. According to Ms. Marie Bob Kandeh, the owner of Stay Okay Enterprises, women are faced with multiple challenges, of which accessing finance from the banks was one of the most important. She stated that the high interest rate offered by banks [...]

A suckling mother, Maria Kallon like several pregnant and lactating mothers was afraid of going to the clinic during the height of ebola outbreak. However, when she managed to, the nurses were afraid to attend to her. This was the situation during the height of the ebola pandemic in Sierra Leone. Mistrust and fear amongst[…]

The Operations Manager of Digital Satellite Television (DStv), Lydia Nyemba Djoli has announced that the organisation’s monthly subscription through Airtel Money is now back and effective. This re-launch of Airtel Money payment platform, according to her, means that DStv subscribers can pay for their monthly subscription with convenience as all they will need to do[…]

Defence Lawyer J B Jenkins-Johnston yesterday made an appeal to Magistrate Komba Kamanda of the Freetown Magistrate Court No 1 to review bail condition of one billion Leones (Le 1 billion) each and two sorties for accused Umaru Daniel Kanu, Alimamy Kanu and John Estrada Jarrett, noting that they are faced with difficulties to get two sorties with that huge amount. He urged Magistrate Kamanda to reduce the bail condition to one sortie as he told the court that the accused cannot afford bail condition. However, prosecutor ASP R Dunia objected to appeal made by the defense lawyer, stating that the bail condition is commensurate to the amount involved, that is, Le 961,620 000 and the offence. After listening both to the prosecution and defence teams, Magistrate Kamanda ruled that [...]
In this modern world where citizens are obliged to ask governments to account, the institutions that form the pillars for the promotion of democracy in the first place need to be above board. We have a whole lot of public offices which are supposed to function well in order to enhance the wellbeing of deprived citizens, but have turned out to be tools for entrenching the sufferings of the people. You can actually count hundreds of these states of sufferings in the form of suppression and violation of rights, denial of access to justice and denial of rights to justice, etc. What is most annoying is the fact that some of these outfits are set up by Acts of Parliament which the boards, Management and staff quickly discard and do the things they are not supposed to do and fail to [...]
By way of improving the educational standard in the East end of Freetown and to remind pupils to always wash their hands, the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA), Kissy Branch, has donated furniture, soap and sanitizers to two primary schools in Kissy. The schools that received the gestures are Kissy Community Preparatory School which received seventy chairs and tables for both primary and nursery and Charity Community School which also received 60 chairs and 40 desks for both nursery and primary school. The donation ceremony took place on the 7th October 2015 at the different schools premises. Speaking during the donation ceremony, the Chairman, YMCA Kissy branch, Mr. Clifford Metzger said Rotary Club of Collingwood through YMCA of Canada donated school furniture to YMCA [...]

Sierra Leone Athletics Association (SLAA) has finally issued date for their proposed elective congress slated for Wednesday 11th November 2015, in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone. The outgoing executive issued out a statement informing the general public especially delegates and stakeholders in the athletics family on Wednesday 7th October 2015, that following the expiration of their[…]