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

The long awaited dream of Hon Francis Emmanuel Kowa, to represent his people in Constituency 107, Western Area Urban finally came true yesterday, as he took his oath of office in the well of Parliament to complete the process of becoming Honourable Member in the House. It could be recalled that Hon Francis E. Kowa[…]

The Mayor of Kenema City, Joseph Samba Kelfala, yesterday openly apologised to Members of Parliament (MPSs) after the findings of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) clearly exonerated the MPs from an allegation of soliciting an advantage to perform their duties. Sometimes last year, Mayor Kelfala requested the ACC to investigate some MPs including the Chairman of[…]

Seconds after it was officially launched, Baba Drilling and Exploration Company has consented to drill a borehole within Parliament so that it would have access to water flowing  through pipes  as water is not regular within that vicinity. It is the company’s maiden corporate social responsibility coming from a request made by the City Father,[…]

The National Revenue Authority (NRA) has collected over Le5 billion in Pay As You Earn (PAYE) tax in three days when they started the operations on Friday last week. The Corporate Affairs Manager, Mohamed Bangura said this is the time that NRA usually intensified their tax collection so as not to allow institutions to go[…]

Sergeant 6894 Kanu A.P, who is the first prosecution witness (PW1) in the matter between the Acting Chief Justice (CJ), Valecius Thomas and Ibrahim Issa Kamara, said yesterday that he could not account for the sim card of the accused. The said sim card, according to the evidence, is the one used by the accused to send threatening text messages to the complainant. While he was testifying, the witness produced the down loaded text and e-mail messages containing invectives, which were alleged to be sent to the Chief Justice by the accused. Although the witness said he had the mobile phone and sim card, alleged to have been used by the accused to insult the complainant in his custody, he only produced the black HTC mobile phone, stating that, he could not account for the sim [...]
Sierra Leoneans are very great story tellers, only that they may not want to write books because their compatriots may have had long stopped reading. Those who read do it willy-nilly because they are teachers or NGO workers or just to prove that they went to some school or so. Yes, in a country almost crippled by illiteracy, even those who left school some ten years ago and have no business with words and figures perforce slump into illiteracy by default. Is it not true that even those who carry their degrees hanging on their necks for all to see can listen to the BBC and do not understand the news read there. Sometimes, in my quiet moments I wonder what type of English they will be speaking in our Parliament, say in 2045! I say so because the kinds of liberty people take with [...]
In its bid to promote an inclusive constitutional review process, Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) recently conducted a regional consolidation and validation of Citizens' position paper working session at the Kenema District Council Hall. In his opening statement, CGG's Project Officer in Kenema, Abubakarr Tailu explained that the consultation is to ensure citizens are “abreast with the laws governing [their] country.” He pointed out that the constitutional review process is a lifetime opportunity for citizens to add their voices to the laws governing them. The project officer also noted that in prior consultations, CGG drew “attention to various aspects of the constitution” that warrant critical scrutiny. However, he appealed to participants to give the process the [...]
The second Prosecution witness  in the alleged murder of Sydney Henry David Buckle aka DJ Cleff , Abigail Samura,  has disclosed that the deceased;was staggering, that is, moving unsteadily from side to side when he came out of the pool. The witness who said that she is the best friend of the 3rd accused, Avril Oreh Renner said she last saw the deceased who was wearing an ordinary red boxer when he came out of the pool, staggering to a direction “I did not know.” Miss. Samura gave this testimony during cross examination before Justice Alisine Sesay on the 24th November 2015 in the alleged murder matter involving three accused,  Baimba Moi Foray aka LA Chocolate, Foday Amara Kamara and Avril Oreh Renner (1st, 2nd, 3rd accused respectively.) Witness said on the 22nd May [...]

Sierra Leone’s Foreign Minister, Dr Samura Kamara, in an interview on Saturday at the ebola thanksgiving service, told this medium that if he were in charge the Mamamah Airport project will be built because it is of immense importance to the country. He said he is not the right minister to give the latest update[…]

The Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) Sierra Leone, has held it 7th Triennial Business meeting of it National Council of the association at the Dohas Conference Hall in Bo on November 21st 2015. The meeting was attended by delegates from the east, south, north and western (rural and urban) regions on the theme: “Troubled but[…]