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

Time flies. It all seems like yesterday but it’s a year already, when Sierra Leoneans together with local and international partners rolled-up their sleeves and joined hands to put an end to the dreadful Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Since the start of the dreadful disease 25th May last year to date, thousands have perished and[…]

With 2014 Population Census postponed from April 2015 to December 2015 by Statistics Sierra Leone, due to the outbreak of the deadly ebola virus disease, the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has clearly insisted that the election be held on their due dates whether or not the census are postponed. This was disclosed[…]

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with partners over the weekend did an ambulance demonstration to show to the people of the community that the Ambulance is safe for them and is for their own good. The demonstration was done in a drama form at the heart of the Mabella community, and attracted several[…]

The Eastern Polytechnic as the highest learning institution in the eastern province of Sierra Leone is now yarning to acquire the status of University, but it stated somewhere which our eastern region-based reporter, Saffa Moriba finds out. Eastern Polytechnic was established on the 1st October, 2001 following the Polytechnics Act of 2001. This Act gave[…]

A 45 year-old father of two (a boy and a girl) Mohamed Alie Jalloh hanged himself to death on 24th May, 2015 at Looking Town, Kissy, Freetown. The deceased who was dressed in a blue jean trousers, Lacoste polo and a black watch on his right hand uses a bed net as rope to hanged himself on a mango tree. The deceased was discovered with mouth opened and teeth tightly closed. The incident took place in front of the house of the deceased. According to eye witnesses, “we heard a shout at about 4 a.m from a woman who sells rice pap. When we came out, the woman explained that she went out to cook her rice pap when she saw the slippers of the deceased near the kitchen.” The woman said she pointed her torchlight around and saw a shadow, adding that she then point at the mango [...]
Residents of Macaulay Street, Murray Town environs including school pupils, were yesterday greeted by the stench of an unidentified corpse which was in a state of decomposing, at 8 a.m. According to an eye-witness at the scene, she said they were shocked in the morning to wake up to discover the corpse wrapped with a rug while one of his hands was exposed and with the stench from the corpse, this attracted lots of people to the scene. Upon arrival of Personnel from the Congo Cross Division at the scene, the carpet and bed sheet, it was discovered that his hands and big toe were tied together with a brown rope. The corpse was seen in red boxer underwear with no clothes on and the face difficult to identify and because of the nature of the corpse it was apparent that the man [...]
Residents of Macaulay Street, Murray Town environs including school pupils, were yesterday greeted by the stench of an unidentified corpse which was in a state of decomposing, at 8 a.m. According to an eye-witness at the scene, she said they were shocked in the morning to wake up to discover the corpse wrapped with a rug while one of his hands was exposed and with the stench from the corpse, this attracted lots of people to the scene. Upon arrival of Personnel from the Congo Cross Division at the scene, the carpet and bed sheet, it was discovered that his hands and big toe were tied together with a brown rope. The corpse was seen in red boxer underwear with no clothes on and the face difficult to identify and because of the nature of the corpse it was apparent that the man [...]
Whether by some kind of design or coincidence, certain dates in Sierra Leone almost always come along with some calamity or the other. May 25 2014 is marked in our history as the day we had our first Ebola case in this land. This same May 25 was also the fateful day the AFRC launched their heinous misadventure they called a coup. It was on a Sunday and many Sierra Leoneans were in church praying for the end of the rebel carnage. The AFRC chapter took full 9 months. The overthrown Kabbah government was kept in exile in neighbouring Guinea. President Kabbah's optimism at the time for the end of the takeover almost became a joke. In the interviews he had when asked when he will be back in Sierra Leone, he kept on replying 'pretty soon'. Well, we all know that President Kabbah's [...]
Most of the sons and daughters of Nigerian civil servants who worked during the military administration of General Muhammadu Buhari are still reliving the bedtime stories of their parents. And as the presidential inauguration approaches on May 29, the stories are coming alive more for those working in the civil service. Known as a stricter for discipline, civil servants who arrived late for work were made to frog-jump several times and those who survived the ordeal, will be allowed to enter their offices. You can imagine doing the 'froggy' in agbada or wrapper. This was during the brief military rule of Buhari between 1984 and 1985. As you would conclude, the deterent worked and civil servants were reporting by 7 a.m. for work which officially started at 9 a.m. So, while it is [...]

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo last Friday met with Major Retired Alfred Palo Conteh, CEO of National Ebola Response Center (NERC) at his Jomo Kenyatta Road office. They held in-depth discussions on current Ebola situation in Sierra Leone, China’s support to help Sierra Leone combat Ebola and transition of NERC. Ambassador Zhao briefed the CEO on[…]