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

European Union (EU) Ambassador Tom Vens has in a working lunch with journalists acknowledged the fact that their job is always under threat and expressed his happiness that the President and government has formally announced that the provisions contained in Part V of the Public Order Act will be repealed. “This is very important for your[…]

The Public Health National Emergency office says it has mounted a search for active cases of measles as it has declared an outbreak of the disease in two of its 16 districts. The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) said Thursday 13 December 2018, seven cases have been confirmed out of about two dozen suspected[…]

The alumni of the Holy Trinity Primary School on Kissy Road on Thursday 13th December 2018 launched the “Holy Trinity Primary School Alumni Association” and donated rice to the current staff of the school. The Secretary General of the Association, Elizabeth Kamara, said they will demonstrate that the Holy Trinity is their alma mater and they[…]

Network of HIV Positives in Sierra Leone (NETHIPS), with funding from the Global Fund has ended a one-day meeting for traditional and religious leaders on reducing sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) including early child marriage, HIV and STIs in seven high burden districts. The interactive session took place in the Kenema eastern region office of NETHIPS. Patrick[…]

Transparency and accountability are the bedrock of good governance and the proper management of public funds. After going through a one day intensive training course organized by Transparency International Sierra Leone with support from World Bank, participant school authorities signed a joint communiqué. Addressing participants, the Program Manager of Transparency International, Edward B. Koroma Jr., said[…]

Celebrated Sierra Leone Para-Olympic athlete, George Wyndham, is auditioning for the Big Brother 2019 TV Show. According to Wyndham, “it’s time to pay back… Disability has ability. I have proved this beyond doubt… with medals, international appearances, certificates and awards.” Wyndham is the most decorated athlete in Sierra Leone. He has traveled and represented Sierra Leone[…]

Salone’s female swimmer, Isha Kanu, who represented the country in the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships in Hangzhou, China, has failed to qualify in the women’s 50m breaststroke. She was in heat 1, lane 7, and clocked a time of 47:89 falling behind the winner by 18:33 and was rank 55th in her heat. The 14th FINA[…]

On Thursday 13 December 2018, the money transfer company, MoneyGram, rewarded 20 of its customers at the draw of their annual Christmas ‘December to Remember’ promotion at the Harry Yansanneh Memorial Hall on Campbell Street. Julius Spencer, Managing Director of Premier Media Consultancy; an advertising agency for MoneyGram said that promotion is one of MoneyGram’s efforts to give back to its customers and this is probably the biggest promotion they have done in a while because it has two components to it. He explained that MoneyGram is not only looking at paying attention to the development of their business, but to reach out and show appreciation to their valued customers for their continuous support. People are encouraged to send and receive money in the upcoming [...]
Christmas came early for the people of Njala Komboya, a remote settlement on the outskirts of Bo. Locals usually walk all the way to Mangowabu junction in search of a will-o-wisp network signal just to make a call. Now they can dial relations and friends without hindrance.  On Wednesday 12th December 2018, Orange mobile launched a new telecommunication mast that gives stronger network signal to Komboya, making Orange the only mobile network in the village. The Manager of Orange Bo, Bollor Sesay, explained that the people of Komboya have been craving for such a development for 4 years ago. “They said they want a telecommunication pole..." Now that you have it, he advised, “please endeavour to take good care of it. It now belongs to you all, (so) manage it well,” he [...]
Nearly 30 million babies are born to soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialised care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by the global coalition that includes the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organisation (WHO). When it comes to babies and their mothers, the right care at the right time in the right place can make all the difference,” said Omar Abdi, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director. He continued, “Millions of small and sick babies and women are dying every year because they simply do not receive the quality care that is their right and our collective responsibility.” The report, “Survive and Thrive”: Transforming care for every small and sick new-born,” finds that babies with complications from being born [...]