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

The Bo Branch office of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party was on Friday November 27 closed to the visit of one of its aspiring candidate, Dr Kandeh Kolleh Yumelleh. The intending aspirant entered the city by 11am and rallied through the principal streets of Tikonko, Dambala and Fenton Road only to meet his party office[…]

National Democratic Alliance (NDA) party has on Friday 27th November presented Mohamed C Bah as their presidential candidate for the forthcoming presidential elections to be held in 2018. At their party headquarters, the executive led by Augusta James Teima presented Mohamed C Bah as their presidential candidate and party leader to a cross section of[…]

Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Yanbo who has just returned from his annual leave, has commended President Ernest Koroma for his resilience in ending the ebola virus and moving around the country to thank the people for making Sierra Leone free. Ambassador Zhao, who retuned to Freetown a week ago from his vacation, was not around when[…]

It is crystal clear that there are so many denominations in the Christian world today. All these claim to believe and follow the doctrine of Jesus Christ but there is a problem: the division. Each and every one of the denominations has a different approach to and interpretation of the Bible. Many believe that we[…]

The Kambui Cassava Innovation Platform, which is one of the three cassava innovation platforms within the country on Thursday November 26 met with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Country Representative at the Kenema Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Food Security. The aim of the meeting was to figure out successes, challenges and opportunities for[…]

Sierra Cables Limited (SALCAB) Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mohamed Sherrif on appealed to the National Revenue Authority (NRA) not to pursue the court action against him as he agreed to pay every penny owed them so that he can be freed. SALCAB was owing NRA the sum of Le489 million for unpaid customs duty and when they went to close down the institution the CEO was not around and they sealed off the operations office at Lumley Beach Road. The CEO Mohamed Sheriff was informed by his staff, he arrived at the office and broke the NRA seal and behaved badly to the NRA team which gave them the power to take him to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) where he slept on Wednesday night. The police were preparing the charges for a possible court action last Friday when he [...]

There was snow this Sunday morning when I woke up in Southern Germany  the first snow of the year. Bobson Kamara liked snow. He liked goat cheese too, and French dried sausage called saucisson, mussels, foie gras (a forced-fed goose liver pâté that several American states have banned and that many French consider as a[…]

In an earlier piece I questioned the need for further parliamentary scrutiny of appointees who switch Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) within a span of say five (5) years or have their tenures renewed, more especially where the has been no change in the composition of the Parliamentary Appointments Committee (PAC) within that same period. My argument then (which I feel remains germane) was that if the appointees were not worth their oysters, they would not have been re-assigned or re-appointed in the first place. So vetting by the same PAC would seem perfunctory and unnecessary. Scrutiny I quite agree that in between appointments, candidates could have fallen out with the law or even degenerated into civil disrepute which could have [...]
As the 4th quarter of the 2015 distribution of Free Health Care (FHC) drugs is already in progress to various health facilities around the country, the Managing Director of NPPU disclosed that storage facility is a huge challenge. Jack Lansana, who is the Managing Director for the National Pharmaceutical Procurement Unit (NPPU), made this disclosure while updating newsmen on the current distribution exercise of FHC drugs around the country including accomplishments, challenges and the way forward of improving services, regarding procurement, storage, distribution as well as monitoring of the drugs and supplies to target beneficiaries. He said despite services have been improved in procurement and distribution, there is a need to also improve on paper and electronic reporting [...]
Alexandra Buckle, Elder brother of late Sydney Buckle (DJ Cleff) yesterday 26th November testified as 4th prosecution witness on the ongoing murder trial of his brother who was allegedly murdered while attending the birthday party of the 3rd accused, Avril Oreh Renner. The three accused, Baimba Moi Foray aka L A Chocolate, Foday Kamara and Avril Oreh Renner are charged to court for allegedly conspiring to murder the deceased, DJ Cleff, at a party organized by the 3rd accused Oreh Renner at the residence of the 1st accused, LAC in May 2015. PW 4 Alexandra Buckle told the court that he recognized the 1st and 3rd accused and recalled that on 29th May 2015, a friend of his brother visited him who informed him that they cannot locate the whereabouts of DJ Clef and immediately he [...]