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The Principal of the National School of Midwifery, Dr Joan Shepherd has described the performance of students as encouraging, despite the ebola outbreak in the country. She made this statement at the graduation ceremony of set 29 of midwives at the Miatta Conference centre, Brookfield’s, Freetown. Dr Shepherd stated that the outbreak of the ebola[…]

The Coordinator of the Port Loko District Ebola Response Centre, Raymond Kabia has warned past Sunday that anyone who breaks the new emergency by-laws designed to prevent the spread of the disease in the district, will be jailed. The DERC Coordinator disclosed that “a high-level stakeholders meeting” on Friday decided that “violators of the by-laws[…]

Managing Director, Mercury International, Martin Michael on behalf of the Michael Family yesterday visited EducAid Sierra Leone, a Non-governmental organisation that caters for vulnerable children in the country. EducAid Sierra Leone is one of the organisation the Michael family supports with financial and technical assistant to help boost the organisation’s mandate to help vulnerable children[…]

Sierra Leone’s internationally acclaimed women’s rights activist, Zainab Hawa Bangura has once again brought pride to her countrymen and women following her receipt of a Honorary Doctorate Degree from one of United Kingdom’s most prestigious universities, the Oxford Brookes University. The Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) according to the citation is in recognition of her[…]

One of the oldest Islamic agencies in the country, Africa Muslims Agency (AMA) as part of their every year Ramadan charity to communities in their operational areas has boasted the sustenance of some 200 (two hundred)families in the Bombali district with assorted food items. The fasting families were provided food condiments to enhance the breaking[…]

The Councillor of ward 393 in constituency 112, Percy Nicholson on Saturday June 27, commissioned the newly- constructed Bongo Bridge between Regent Road and Grassfield community in Lumley. Speaking to Councillor Nicolson, he said together with his colleague, councillor Abdul Karim Sesay, who was absent during the commissioning of the bridge, deemed it fit to[…]

A 33 KV Earthing Transformer under a project funded by the World Bank since 2011 but had not been working for about two years now was on Sunday 28th June 2015 commissioned again by the Minister of Energy Amb. Henry Macauley at the BlackHall Road Power Station in Freetown. The reason for the giant Earthing[…]

French aircrews are legally entitled to opt out of a flight they are scheduled to work on if they think there is an extraordinary and immediate threat to their health or safety. A growing number of Air France employees are now invoking that right as the deadly outbreak in West African continues claim victims and panicked regional governments to enforce travel bans. This was what happened in August of last year when Air France reluctantly suspended their flights to Sierra Leone. After several months of Sierra Leone fighting to put the ebola virus under control, with cases reported in single digits, the company has decided to start once again the Paris Freetown route today Tuesday 30th June, with three flights a week. Air France said it will resume flights to the capital [...]
The Managing Director of machinery Rental Business, Hadi Zayat has testified that the accused (Musa Diop) rented a caterpillar on behalf of Socfin Agricultural Company, which turned out to be fraudulent. He testified before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of court No. 1 on June 29. The witness said that the accused and Mohamed Jabbie, who served as a guarantor for the accused, came to his office at 43 Black Hall Road, Freetown to rent a Caterpillar to work at Socfin Agricultural company, stating that he went into negotiations with the accused and he is to pay $395 per hectar. Zayat said the machine only worked 22.2 hectars, which cost Le53m stating that it was at that point, the machine encountered engine problem. He said the accused had only paid Le26m,with Le27m remaining, adding [...]
Having failed over four times, the Kenema City Council (KCC) will today appear again before the Committee on Finance in Parliament to defend their budget for the year 2014, that will enable them access their 2015 budget allocation. It could be recalled that sometime earlier this year, the Mayor of Kenema City, J.S Kelfala, made strong accusation against Members of the Finance Committee which has the mandate to engage Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) on their previous budgets. His allegations were that they were demanding money from KCC officials to enable them go through the process quickly. This strong allegation against Members of the Committee led to the invitation of the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Alhassan Sheriff and other members by the [...]