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President Koroma has intimated that after releasing the last Ebola case from hospital, Sierra Leone is effectively moving into the post Ebola phase. He made this statement yesterday at the official opening of a two-day sub-Regional Ministerial conference on “Ebola Leveraging on Information and Communication Technology” at the Bintumani Conference Center at Aberdeen in Freetown.[…]

Government through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in collaboration with security men, yesterday successfully continued a demolition exercise of illegal structures from Aberdeen roundabout to the sea front. Speaking with the General Manager, National Tourist Board, Yassin Kargbo, quite recently, he explained that the rationale behind the demolition exercise was for Government to properly[…]

At the launch of the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) maiden ‘Case Law Report’ yesterday, Commissioner, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara said Sierra Leone is not as corrupt as most people perceive. “Our country Sierra Leone is notoriously labeled as being a corrupt State. Sierra Leone is not as corrupt as many people believe it to be; while[…]

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday it will study the idea of using sanctions to punish countries that do not comply with global health regulations, following widespread failures in the response to the ebola outbreak. The WHO has created a committee to review the fiercely-criticized global reaction to the Ebola epidemic, including why so[…]

The Executive Director ActionAid International Sierra Leone, Mohamed Sillah has urged government to revisit tax incentives, which are been given to foreign investors. He explained that Sierra Leone together with other West African countries loses billions of dollars to ineffective tax incentives. Addressing media practitioners early this week at ActionAid’s Signal Hill Office, Mr. Sillah[…]

New Chef of Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko, Hans-Rudi Wenger has said that the hotel has a new direction in delivering service. He made this statement last weekend when he unveiled the new menu of the hotel. Hans-Rudi Wenger said as the hotel is in Sierra Leone and the country is endowed with lots of sea[…]

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said that when helping Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea combating the ebola epidemic, China offered assistance in the first place, carried out the largest-scale public health assistance in history and created multiple “firsts”. He made this statement after visiting the Mano River Union countries. “President Xi Jinping was the[…]

The Legal Access for Women Yarning for Equality, Social Rights and Justice (LAWYERS) a non -governmental organization comprising female legal practitioners has pledged its continued support to the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). SGBV in all its descriptions is on the increase in the country. The pledge of LAWYERS comes in the wake of the brutal rape and subsequent death of a 17-year old girl at the Lumley Beach. This action has been vehemently condemned by civil society and human rights groups including LAWYERS. In a press release by the lawyers' group, during the vigil in sympathy of the late girl, Hannah Bockarie and in support for call for the perpetrators to face justice, LAWYERS described SGBV as “a menace that many women are suffering [...]
Santigie Mansaray, Abdulai Kamara and Masiala Conteh were yesterday arraigned before Magistrate Mohamed Seray Wurie of court No 1 on five counts charges for murder, conspiracy and assaults. The 5-count charges according to the statement of offence include: Count One: Conspiracy contrary to law and particulars of offence states that Santigie Mansaray alias 2shot, Abdulai Kamara and Masiala Conteh on Sunday 9th August 2015 at Sammy Town off Somalia Town in Freetown conspired together to murder Joseph Forbie. Count Two: Murder whose particulars of offence states that the accused persons on the same date murdered Joseph Forbie. Counts Three and Four: Assault with intent and its particulars of offence states that Santigie Mansaray (1st accused) and Abdulai Kamara assaulted one Isatu [...]
National Insurance Company (NIC) yesterday, 26th August 2015 provided loans to over two hundred police personnel at the King Tom Police Barracks as part of the Group Life Investment Scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide financial security to government workers. According to the Life and Pension Manager of NIC, Saidu Samura, the scheme started in 2009 with 3, 000 police personnel and that now that figure has increased to about 8, 000 police personnel countrywide. He said the scheme provides four beneficial factors including death, retirement, loan facility and invalidity benefits and that since the inception of the facility, the insurance company has paid over Le 5 Billion (five billion Leones) as death benefits to police personnel in the country. The National Insurance [...]