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

Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) president Kelvin Lewis on Tuesday met with the Chinese Economic Counsellor Mr Shen Xiaokai at his OAU Village office where they held fruitful discussions on mutual cooperation. Kelvin Lewis said he was very happy that the Economic Counsellor granted him the opportunity to meet with him and wanted to[…]

Alcoholic drinks imported into Sierra Leone are being taxed at a higher rate, thanks to the Finance Act of 2016. According to Alpha Tanue Jalloh, President of the Sierra Leone Importers Association, while alcoholic beverages were taxed by 30 percent in 2014 and 2015, the new Finance Act levies taxes on imported drinks by the[…]

Delivering the keynote address during the community engagement on the Presidents Recovery Priorities, Ernest Bai Koroma has called for all to make sure they implement all projects from the bottom-top approach so that they will succeed. President Koroma said the goal of this conference is to build the foundations required to anchor and strengthen community[…]

The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) in partnership with the Common Wealth Trade Competitiveness Sector has organized a one day consultative forum for the private sector on export packaging at the Hub hotel Wilberforce in Freetown. The objective of the consultation according to the Director of Export Development Shiaka Kawa of SLIEPA[…]

Shocking report from an assessment survey on contributing factors to teenage pregnancy, reveal that 86.4% of teenage pregnancy during the time of the survey, was fostered by older men. This was revealed yesterday at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium as the National Secretariat for the Reduction of Teenage Pregnancy in collaboration with other health partners[…]

An alleged murderer Abdul Karim Bangura was on Tuesday committed to High Court by Magistrate Aboubhakarr Binneh Kamara on grounds of sufficient evidences adduced in Court, stating that “the accused has a murder case to answer.” Abdul Karim Bangura was arraigned in Court on one count of murder, which particulars of offence stated that on Friday 27th November 2015 at Magazine Street in Freetown did stab and murdered Alimamy Thaimu Kamara of the same address. The first prosecution witness Abdul Karim Sesay informed the court that he recalled the date of the incident 27th November 2015 about the alleged murder. PW1 told the Court that on that day he went to the accused's house only to find him with a knife which he used to stab the deceased on his chest and after removed the [...]
Fatmata Claire Carlton Hancils, Executive Director, Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board was on Tuesday crowned “Yabom Posseh” by representatives from all works of life for her brilliant stewardship in administering justice to all sectors of society irrespective of one social status. Chanting in his native Temne dialect, Alhaji Bureh Kamara expounded on the meaning of the Temne title “Yabom Posseh” which he described as a virtuous, diligent, brilliant and submissive woman that governs society devoid of corruption or anything that raises an eye brow. Applauding Madam Carlton-Hancils and her team for scaling up the justice system in Sierra Leone at the Labour Congress hall in Freetown, Alhaji Bureh Kamara, President Petty Traders Union described the SLLB as one of the best [...]
As the process of the Boundary Delimitation continues, National Boundary Delimitation Monitoring Committee (BDMC) on Tuesday engaged the Boundary Delimitation Technical Working Group at the National Electoral Committee (NEC) Conference Hall. NEC Director of Operations and also chair of the BD Technical Committee/Working Group Philip F. Kargbo gave a comprehensive report of the concluded NEC District Stakeholders Engagement and Consultation on the draft constituencies and wards boundaries, that were held nationwide. The report included Presentations on the Draft B.D. maps, District specific issues and Concerns raised by stakeholders, conclusions made based on legal provisions, actions to be taken based on legal provisions and recommendations made for the attention of the [...]

Central One Football Association (COFA) non division league is expected to start next month at the Parade grounds in Freetown. This was disclosed by the Chairman of the association Sammah Sesay. He said this year’s league will cater for 16 teams that will be placed in four groups of four teams each and two teams[…]

Turkey-based Denizlispor midfielder Alfred Sankoh has said that he is looking forward to helping the National team qualify for the African Nation Cup  2017 in Gabon. He said even though the task ahead with the Elephants of Ivory Coast is a very difficult contest playing away against the African Champions” on Saturday 3rd September 2016[…]