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

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) have gone a step forward in filling vacant positions for Parliament and Local Council by completing the provisional nomination exercise for candidates wishing to contest the bye-election in Constituency 107 and 4 other Local Council Wards across the country. Security personnel including General Duty and Operational Support Division (OSD) were[…]

25,000 shares of the titanium miner Sierra Rutile has been purchased by Lister, Richard Lloyd. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 18 ($0.27) per share, with a total value of £4,500 ($6,835.79). The company’s market capitalization is GBX 89.76 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average is GBX 20.90 and its 200[…]

Over 300 students from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM) converged at the Sierra Leone Bank Complex to discuss issues relating to the Impact of International Business on Economic Development. Students of Financial Services and Business Administration of IPAM with help from their Lecturer James Kollie organised a one day public lecture on[…]

Leading bankers, Goldman Sachs has opined that “Based on the current shipping schedule, we believe that the Tonkolili [iron ore mine in Sierra Leone] may resume exports in late October.” Goldman Sachs said, this would bring more supply to the spot market. In late 2014, 20 million mt/year of mining capacity was shut at Tonkolili[…]

Oil explorers, Noble Energy which owns two oil blocks offshore Sierra Leone has been active during trading this week. ARN reports $31.63 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $50.19 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.56 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Noble Energy had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Noble Energy traded up $1.25 for the day and closed at $34.51 The stock's 50-day moving average is $31.92 and its 200-day moving average is $40.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.36 billion and a P/E ratio of 19.12. The business earned $730 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $885.93 million. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 47.2% compared to [...]

The Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) yesterday held a one day roundtable presentation with the private sector to follow up on the last Dutch Trade Mission in the country to support post ebola recovery financial instruments. The session was held at the Hub Hotel conference center at Wilberforce in Freetown Speaking about[…]

Sierra Leone is participating in this year’s Expo Milano taking place In Italy (Milan) which started on the 1st of May to the 31st of October 2015. Expo Milano 2015 has brought to Milan 165 official participating countries -a record number, exceeding 2010 Shanghai- and for the first time in the history of universal exposition,[…]

The Government of Sierra Leone has launched the Labour Force Survey 2014 (LFS) after 30 years since a similar one was last conducted. Formally launching the report at the conference room of the Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, the Minister of Labour, Mathew Teambo said the survey report will have tremendous positive impact on Sierra Leone's future; and it will help the current and future governments to dedicate resources where they are mostly needed; also providing guidance for policies in education, infrastructure, employment and income generating activities. “The nation's population and its characteristics are an essential part of a country's development programs. It is therefore essential to measure these characteristics and to monitor changes in them over [...]

Despite the fact that the project is at its embryonic stage, it was all jubilation at Aberdeen as some residents have been without electricity for a long time, while others experienced low voltage. To overcome this challenge, officials of the Ministry of Energy together with electricity consultants and contractors officially informed residents of Aberdeen community[…]

The Acting Chief Justice of Sierra Leone, Valesius Victor Thomas has complained Lawyer Charles Francis Margai to the General Legal Council for allegedly making “ a number of scurrilous and derogatory remarks attacking the integrity of the said justices of the Supreme Court …” Justice Thomas has in his complaint filed on Monday 5th October[…]