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

The Inspector-General of Police Francis Munu recently pledged his institution’s support to act promptly whenever Police Officers contravene the rules, “also to deal swiftly with indiscipline in the force.” This comes in the wake of wide condemnation by members of the public in the way Police handle security issues and how the officers have acted[…]

Canon Jenner Buck, Vicar in Charge of St. Charles Church at Regent last Saturday criticized the Diocesan Men’s Union (DMU) for their “lackadaisical attitude” towards Christianity pointing out that “they concentrate more on entertainment than the Christian Faith.” Giving a short sermon during the DMU’s Quarterly Communion, the Vicar said there are over 600 members[…]

National Insurance Company (NIC) over the weekend donated assorted food and non-food items worth millions of Leones to Heavens Orphanage Home, as part of their social corporate services, to help boost the country’s human development and socio-economic activities. The occasion was graced by senior management team of the National Insurance (NIC) team as they rendered[…]

Sierra Akker Foods will take over the Kossoh Town Abattoir today as they prepare to revamp it so that they can start production of quality foods for the Sierra Leoneans. Explaining to journalist last week, the Managing Director Pakai Kamara said Sierra Leoneans for a long time have not been eating fresh poultry products and[…]

During the approval process of five Presidential nominees in Parliament, the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Ibrahim Bundu, disclosed that the Sierra Leone Housing Corporation (SALHOC) which is supposed to handle funds is none operational at the moment. The five approved people are Retired Commodore Andrew Koroma Chairman SALHOC, Alhaji Oluwaley Algalie, Board Member[…]

OXFAM, s operation on Ebola Emergency Progamme which officially started in November 2014 in Bombali district has been handed over to the Bombali district council. The occasion which took place at the Makeni City Council Hall, attracted Deputy Chairman, Bombali District Council, Paramount Chiefs, Community Health Workers, the District Ebola Response centre (DERC), Women’s group,[…]

Twenty-seven-year-old Bintu Massaquoi was cheerfully narrating how she survived the Ebola virus disease until she was asked how much she missed her husband and her five-year-old child, both killed by the disease. Her mood suddenly changed. She paused, stared into the sky, and squeezed her eyes so tightly that tears flowed uncontrollably. In a tone[…]

To support the standardisation and competitiveness of ECOWAS enterprises, while ensuring compliance with international best practices, Sierra Leone Standards Bureau on Friday launched the West African Quality System Programme. This was achieved with funds from the European Union (EU) through United Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). This historic event took place at the newly-constructed facility with[…]

As Amnesty International Sierra Leone (AISL) commemorates International Day for Victim of Torture on the 26 June every year, they are lobbying this year for a clearer definition of “Torture” in the laws of Sierra Leone. They say that when once the definition is clear, “accusers of torture will be punished by law.” The celebration took place at their Williams Street Office. According to Article 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and other cruel acts, torture means any act by which severe pain whether physical or mental for such purposes as obtaining from him information or confession. Speaking at the programme, the Campaign and Growth Officer (AISL), Mrs. Alberta Ponney said AISL launched the Stop Torture Campaign on 13th May 2014 to expose a global [...]
“Apart from the 1991 Constitution from which the National Electoral Commission (NEC) derives its mandate, there is no enabling legislation dealing with the conduct of referenda in Sierra Leone. There will therefore have to be enacted a specific piece of legislation dealing with the conduct of referendum, or perhaps a subsidiary legislation to the referendum act.” These were the words of a Legal Practitioner, Glenna Thompson to stakeholders from the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC); National Electoral Commission (NEC); Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC); Law Officers Department, the Sierra Leone Bar Association and Law Reform Commission, during a workshop to review the referendum laws of Sierra Leone at the Miatta Conference Centre on Wednesday 24th June, [...]