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Archive for August 30th, 2013

Sierra Leone News: BSL adopts modernized payment system

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone News: BSL adopts modernized payment system

The Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL) has introduced a new payment system aimed at reducing the current clearing cycle for cheques and increasing. The new modernized payment system is an automated platform that relies on an interconnected virtual network hosting the country’s financial institutions. Explaining the new system to high value customers of Commercial Banks[…]

Sierra Leone News: IMAT College does not award Degrees-College Director

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone News: IMAT College does not award Degrees-College Director

The Director of the Institute of Management Accounting and Tourism (IMAT) College, Amadu Justice Bah, has asserted that his college does not award degrees including LLB or diplomas and certificates; rather, it only offers tuition for courses relating to public and external examinations. He stressed that the college is certified by the University of London[…]

Sierra Leone Business News: Sierra Rutile sales fall 33%

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone Business News: Sierra Rutile sales fall 33%

The Rutile and ilmenite miner has been hit by lower prices in the world market for its products in the first half of 2013. The Company has disclosed that its sales fell by 33% to US$66.4million in the first six months, blaming its poor performance on lower mineral sands pricing. Prices slumped from US$2,522 a[…]

Sierra Leone Business News: ANZAK Technologies unveils ICT solutions in Sierra Leone

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone Business News: ANZAK Technologies unveils ICT solutions in Sierra Leone

In a bid to promote business and investments into the country a new business ANZAK International Business Group of Technologies yesterday unveiled their Information Communications Technology (ICT) products and business solutions at their Wilkinson Road branch in Freetown. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony the Minister of Trade and Industry Alhaji OsuBoie Kamara called for support[…]

Sierra Leone Business News: SLPMC approved as a trade fair body

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone Business News: SLPMC approved as a trade fair body

The Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Company (SLPMC) has been approved as a fair trade body through FLO-CERT with a focus on ethical production, marketing manager Henry Yamba Kamara explained, adding that SLPMC will seek to set Sierra Leone apart for buyers in Europe and North America. For cocoa and coffee in particular, Yamba said Sierra[…]

Sierra Leone Business News: NRA plans to tax rental income

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone Business News: NRA plans to tax rental income

In their quest to increase revenue mobilization the National Revenue Authority (NRA) will conduct a nationwide survey on rental income in a bid to widen the Authority’s tax base to increase domestic revenue. The Commissioner of the Domestic Taxes Department Mr. Ibrahim Sorie Kamara said rent tax is charged at 10% on income generated from[…]

Sierra Leone Business News: Govt. reacts to Uranium – in-shoes arrest

Friday, August 30th, 2013
Sierra Leone Business News: Govt. reacts to Uranium – in-shoes arrest

Government has finally reacted to the “uranium-in-shoes” man who was arrested in New York trying to sell the highly radioactive mineral used for generating nuclear power to Iran. The culprit  Patrick Campbell  was reportedly carrying a Sierra Leonean passport. In a press release issued by the office of the government spokesman, the Sierra Leone government[…]

Sierra Leone News: Police SearchSLPP Makeni Office

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Police Officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) from Freetown, yesterday Thursday 29th August raided the office of the Opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Northern Region head Office at 3 Mission road Makeni, over an alleged suspicion of arms and ammunitions and gathering of men in military uniform at their party office since[…]

Sierra Leone News: Trade Min. up -date the media

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Trade Minister Osman Boie Kamara said yesterday that, though Sierra Leone has a tiny percentage of foreign direct investment compared to South Africa, Sierra Leone is doing well in terms of improved reforms of doing business. At yesterday’s weekly, Government  Press briefing, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alhaji Osman Boi Kamara, together with the[…]

Sierra Leone News: …over the arrest of Bo Mayor SLPP elders request compensation

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Elders of the Sierra Leone People’s Party have termed the arrest of the Bo City Mayor which happened on Monday 26th as “a national and international embarrassment” to them and the entire people of the city of Bo. They made this declaration at a brief meeting with the Mayor on Thursday 29th August at the[…]