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

Early this year, President Ernest Bai Koroma, using his ‘Supreme Executive Authority’ fired erstwhile Vice President, Alhaji Sam Sumana from office. The term ‘Supreme Executive Authority’ was so vague that it sparked lots of controversies in public sphere; eventually the issue was settled by judicial interpretation of the term. However, Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s) are[…]

Serge Muller who prior to the rebel war and during the rebel in Sierra Leone headed the diamond miner  Rex Mining has been extradited to Brussels on alleged charges of cocaine trafficking and money laundering. The Belgian millionaire used to mine around the Zimmi area until the rebel war forced them to close operations in[…]

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz who owns the parent company Beny Steinmetz Group (BSGR) which owns Octea mining which was formerly called Koidu Holdings has won the first leg of a legal tussle which is at the heart of the diamond miners troubles. The issue is reported to date back in 1997 when Australian mining giant[…]

Sierra Leone Brewery has posted a massive loss of Le33.7billion (Le33,757,392,000.00) from its operations in 2014. The beer brewer slipped by Le33.3billion from a Le363.1million profit in 2013 to a loss of Le33.7billion in 2014. Net revenue dropped by 12.4% from Le63.9 billion in 2013 to Le55.9 billion, something that the Chairman of the Board,[…]

The Bank of Sierra Leone is implementing a US$5 million project to build a National Switch that will ensure swift transfer of cash electronically within financial institutions and their customers. “It is getting late for Sierra Leone” said Central Bank Governor Momodu Kargbo, adding that “Sierra Leone is among the last few countries in the[…]

The West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) has commenced a weeklong training programme on report writing skills and presentation techniques for 30 NRA staff. A statement by the Director General of WAIFEM, Prof. Akpan H. Ekpo expressed gratitude to the Management of the NRA for the opportunity given to WAIFEM to facilitate[…]

Manoj Kumar, one of the Directors of Baba Drilling and Exploration Company (BDECL) has emphasised that one of the difficult challenges they have accepted is to provide drinking water to the people of Africa. Speaking after the launching of the company last Tuesday by the Minister of Water Resources, Sam Maligie, Director Kumar said, “we are here with 30 years of varied and vast experience to provide best solutions to find enough water to the people of Africa through various means of drilling.” He disclosed that their services started almost three decades ago in India through water well drilling right from domestic boreholes to the far most commercial aspect across the country. However, he said, for the last decade they started operations in Zambia, and told his guests [...]

The new European Union Head of Media and Political Affairs Officer Inga Krastina from Latvia yesterday met with a cross section of journalists EU is working with at the Cube Restaurant on a working launch. Addressing the journalists, Inga said she was delighted to meet with the journalists and hope she will have a very[…]

President Ernest Bai Koroma has pledged his total supports and commitment for the construction of the Sierra Leone Police Peacekeeping and Law Enforcement Academy along the Makeni-Magburaka highway in Bombali district on Tuesday 24th November 2015. President Koroma, whilst addressing the gathering, said he himself is in favour of professional policing against which backdrop the[…]

National Revenue Authority (NRA) has resolved to pursue the matter involving Sierra Cable Limited (SALCAB) boss, Mr. Mohamed Sheriff to court for his disrespect to NRA officials as well as breaking the seal that was used to close his office because of the customs duty they owe. Speaking to the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr. Mohamed[…]