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British Royal Navy ship ARGUS BELFAST A135 has docked at the Queen Elizabeth Quay 11 Freetown seaport to help in the fight against Ebola. According to Donal Brown head of Joint Inter-Task Force (JIATF) team in Sierra Leone said the ship is loaded with aid, 32 pick-up trucks supply vehicles, three Merlin helicopters, which will[...]

The minority shareholders of Rokel Commercial Bank will be breathing a sigh of relief as their long awaited dream of being in the Board of the bank is set to bear fruits within the shortest possible time, as they would be offered two seats soon. This assurance was given at the 43rd Annual General Meeting[...]

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, this week met with Samir Hassanyeh, President and other senior members of the Lebanese Community in Sierra Leone. Hassanyeh explained that the purpose of his visit to the Chinese Embassy was specially to express his hearty appreciation of China’s support to help Sierra Leone fight the Ebola virus. He said that[...]

The African Development Bank has yesterday signed a grant of USD 450,000 (UA 300,000) with the Mano River Union Secretariat as part of a USD 7.5 Million (UA 5 Million) grant designed as a crisis response for strengthening institutions and capacity building using the fragile states facility pillar 111. The signing was done at the[...]

As the fight against the deadly haemorrhagic Ebola disease continues, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kelfala Marrah, yesterday signed an agreement with the Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Yanbo, for the construction and installation of a permanent 3 Level Laboratory that is expected to start next month. This historic event took place at the Minister’s[...]

Let me begin by paying tribute to our gallant health workers, particularly those who have died in the execution of their sacred duties. Like soldiers, they paid the ultimate price serving their motherland Sierra Leone. Our proud country has faced many challenges, but none more serious than today. Today, we have a new and vicious[...]

Director of Operations in the EU’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, Jean-Louis de Brouwer during his visit to Sierra Leone says that the Ebola Virus is still spreading and the European Union is concerned, that is why they have raised their financial support from six hundred million Euros to one billion Euros before the[...]

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to Sierra Leone, organised a farewell reception for the Minister of Political Affairs, Admin Attaché 1 of the embassy and the Technical Aid Corp Volunteers (TAC) at the commission in Freetown. Nigerian High Commissioner, Gladys M. Quist-Adebiyi, expressed her satisfaction to the outgoing officials, Mrs E. D Imabibo and Mr A .C[...]

Neini Chiefdom in the Koinadugu District has been completely isolated and part of it including Fankoya, the epicentre of Ebola in the district being quarantined. So far, over 30 people have died in the chiefdom including the epicentre village. Koinadugu had been the only district in Sierra Leone that had recorded no case of the[...]

Statutory Instrument No.6 of 2014, which has been created out of the 1997 Minimum Wage Act, has brought with it a Presidential order followed by a Parliamentary approval that the minimum wage for every worker; government and private, should not be below five hundred thousand Leones (Le 500,000). The Statutory Instrument was tabled in the House of Parliament yesterday by the Minister of Labour and Social Security, Mathew Teambo; and without any objection by the plenary, it is bound to become law after twenty-one (21) days legislative period, provided that period expires without any member of the House objecting to it. The Minimum Wage Order of 2014 says that by the exercise of the powers conferred upon him by section 3 of the Minimum Wage Act of 1997, the Minister, after [...]