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

The Director of Forestry in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Alpha Umaru Leigh has described the current efforts by the Government of Sierra Leone to establish a National Timber Governance Agency (NTGA) as untimely, and not helpful to efforts by his Division to preserve the country’s eco- system. Leigh said the Forestry Division was[…]

It is estimated that there are still 20,000 children in the Western Area Urban who are not immunized against preventable diseases. “Two in ten young children remain vulnerable to vaccine preventable diseases, and we have to reach them to give them a chance to survive,” said Osman Manneh, Communication for Development Specialist of UNICEF.  Ben Coker,[…]

Orange has handed over food to 41 of their subscribers that were successful in last week’s raffle draw. Seventeen won the monthly draw and 24 won the weekly draw. Sheik Omar Jalloh said when they started advertising this year’s Sunakati raffle they made it clear that they would give food to the winners because Ramadan[…]

The Director General of the Sierra Leone Electricity and Water Regulatory Company (SLEWRC), Emmanuel Mannah, has presented 16 draft regulations to both the Minister of Energy and the Minister of Water Resources. Mannah explained that it is important that these regulations are thoroughly examined and speedily handed over to the Minister of Justice. The draft regulations[…]

The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the Republic of Sierra Leone has formally launched the China Online Visa Application (COVA) system and the Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS) system on 10th April 2019. The COVA and AVAS will facilitate the visa application, and an increasing number of applicants are using the new[…]

Kent Cricket Club (KCC) have been able to turn their fortunes around and bounce back immediately following a defeat in their last outings. Last Sunday, 12 May 2019, the team played a double header at the Prince of Wales School Ground and won both games. The team’s first encounter was against Phillip. C.C. Kent batted[…]

Kenema Amputee football team will battle against Makeni Amputee football team in the Single Leg Amputee Championship 4th edition tagged the President Bio Trophy. Both teams will start the championship on Saturday 18 May 2019 at the KCD field in Kenema and all five amputee teams will compete in the championship, which will end on 24[…]

Mariatu Kabia appeared before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie at the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 on Pademba Road in Freetown on Thursday 16 May 2019 after she allegedly wounding Zainab Sesay, her co-tenant on Passionage Street in Freetown.  Police allege that on Tuesday 4 September 2018, Kabia and Sesay got into a fight and Sesay was injured. Kabia was charged with wounding with intent. According to the witness and co-tenant, Yusuf Kargbo, he was standing in front of his apartment when he heard the landlady had invited all the women in the house to a meeting. After the meeting he noticed there was altercation between Kabia and Sesay.  Kabia allegedly took a big stick and hit Sesay on the head. Sesay also took the same stick attempting to hit Kabia but was unable to do so. Sesay [...]
The Messengers of the Messages is a Pan African group from South Africa. In collaboration with the African Achievers Award – Sierra Leone chapter, on Thursday 16 May 2019, have called for peace and unity in Sierra Leone. They had a press conference at the SLAJ Headquarters on Campbell Street to send the message of unity and peace through performing arts and culture. Presently, there is political tension amongst Sierra Leoneans. The chair of the program, Alex Bangura, said art is an essential way of communicating, which can influence huge numbers of people. He underscored that Africa is endowed with a lot of resources, but most of its leaders are undermining its wealth. “Our conduct is also significant to maintain the fragile peace we have and we should promote the true [...]
Ebenezer Adjai, Tando Yani and two others are currently before Magistrate Hannah Bonnie of the Freetown Magistrate Court No. 1 at Pademba Road, for allegedly trafficking people to Europe. The accused were charged with Trafficking and Conspiracy. On Thursday 16 May 2019, the four accused appeared in Court. Police Sergeant Felicia Sofian of the Transnational Organized Crime Unit at Rogbagba recognized the accused in the dock. She said on 3rd March 2019, a transferred case and an enquiry file from the Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) in Lungi was sent to them for further investigations and handed over to ASP Patrick Sesay. The witness added that on 8 March 2019, ASP Sesay led a team of investigators to Hotel 5/10 in the east of Freetown. A search was conducted of the room [...]