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

Family, relatives, and well wishers last evening laid to rest Hector Reginald Sylvanus Bultman, who died on the 21st of March, 2014. He was the last man alive, from all those who went to Lancaster in Great Britain to negotiate Sierra Leone’s Independence in 1960. At a well attended and befitting funeral held at, Christ[...]

The reviewer of Dr Peter Tucker’s autobiography “Mission Boy From Shebar” Hindolo Tonya Musa has described it as very “good for moral and political education.” Tonya Musa made this statement yesterday during the official launching ceremony the book at the Balmaya restaurant and arts centre at Congo Cross. Tonya described Dr Peter Tucker as the[...]

Obai Wurie born some 56 years ago, definitely my senior, but he considered us (SLBS Family) as equals, which I deeply appreciated.I first met Obai, when he was working at the International Bank forTrade and Industry (IBTI) in the late 80′s to 90′s, always looking smart at all times. He was always willing to attend[...]

In a bid to intensify sensitization about the prevention and control of Ebola virus in the country an All People’s Congress (APC) party, Hon. Thomas B. Turay (TBT) of Constituency 034 has organised a sensitization forum for over 300 people at Sanda Loko Chiefdom few miles away from Sierra Leone’s border with the Republic of[...]

African Minerals Limited (AML) operates the Tonkolili Iron Ore Project in Sierra Leone, with a JORC compliant resource of 12.8Bnt. The Project, which currently has a 60+ year mine-life, is being developed in a number of staged expansions. In 2013, African Minerals completed sales of 12.1Mt to its customers. The current year sales guidance is[...]

The Center for Accountability and the Rule of Law (CARL), in conjunction with a number of Human Rights Champions, officers from the Prisons Department and the Sierra Leone Police, have concluded a one-day seminar ahead of the proposed Correctional Services Bill expected to be tabled in Parliament anytime from now. The Correctional Services bill is set to make some modifications on the already antediluvian Prisons Act of 1961, which content has been considered very unproductive in terms of reforming the current status of inmates in prisons across the country. During deliberations at a seminar on CARL's first quarterly event on Criminal Justice Reform held yesterday at Santanno House, the Executive Director, Ibrahim Tommy said that the goal of the project is to provide support [...]
The Acting Provost of the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), Dr. Mohamed Samai at the 26th Anniversary of the institution acknowledged among others that the College has made noticeable achievements in its short term of existence. Dr. Samai justified that the college, which was established to train and produce the right quality and quality health care professionals, the appropriate skills mix and competencies needed to ameliorate the huge human resource for health gap has attracted students both nationally and internationally. According to him, from a building at Brookfields with just two faculties, the College currently has on record four faculties which now run a number of courses that has significantly increased the total number of enrolment. He [...]
In its unfettered determination to fight corruption and promote transparency and accountability in governance, Transparency International Sierra Leone yesterday launched a public procurement website (www.transparencyinternationalprocurement.org ). The event took place at Transparency International Sierra Leone conference room at Dundas Street in Freetown, where eminent personalities from the Freetown City Council, National Public Procurement Authority (NPPA), civil societies, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OISWA) among many others were present. Launching the website, Deputy Mayor of Freetown City Council, Madam Hannah Mary Jaia said the website is a significant aspect in promoting transparency and accountability through the use of technology and encouraged citizens [...]
The people of Marjay Town Community at the far west have become very vigilant, as a result of persistent armed robbery. This was demonstrated last week, when an armed robber was found dead on the road- side bleeding profusely. According to sources, armed robbery has become an issue of the day within the community, where armed robbers attacked residents and stole generators and other properties worth millions of Leones, while in another incident, a woman together with her husband were brutally attacked in their home, in which the woman was raped and stabbed and many cases have been reported to the police but no drastic action have been taken. Marjay Town, a secluded area, quiet and peaceful inhabited mostly by the affluent, has suffered greatly in the hands of armed robbers [...]
As a way of celebrating the unity in diversity nature, the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs will later this year, take Sierra Leoneans to Bo as it organizes its third annual national cultural festival. The previous two festivities were held in Freetown. According to the Ministry's Director of Culture, Foday Jalloh, the first cultural festival that was held in Freetown was a test case to see the lesson learn from it and the second was held last year which turned out to be successful, adding that after the two festivals they realized that they now have the necessary fund to do it rotationally as mandated by Cabinet that it should be hold in Bo this year, Makeni next year and Kenema in 2016 as they have made sure this festival is imputed into the ECOWAS calendar and have [...]