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The Mayor of Bonthe Municipal Council Layemin Sandy has expressed worries over the rapid sinking of the once cherished Island for visitors and tourists. Many of the houses along the sea front and the Bonthe market are gradually collapsing due to the rising sea level, apparently as a result of climate change. The Mayor said[…]

Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (KKY) has in a radio interview on the regional Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation 96.5FM told the people of Bo that it was due to security reasons that he couldn’t make his supposed visit. The Police he explained told him that there wasn’t enough personnel on the ground in Bo to protect give[…]

Partners in the health service delivery sector have yesterday signed a Service Level Agreement with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at a ceremony held at the Miatta Conference hall in Freetown. The Service Level Agreement which is first of its kind in the relationship history between government and development partners is aimed at regulating,[…]

Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr Sam Sesay yesterday visited the Sierra Akker Foods Company at Kossoh Town where he commended the Chief Executive Officer Pakai Kamara for his relentless effort to transform the old Abattoir. Speaking to journalists, Dr. Sesay said he was happy that Sierra Akker has fenced the entire compound because[…]

The Paramount Chief of Jawie chiefdom in Kailahun district, Musa Ngombukla Kallon II has called on the government of President Ernest Bai Koroma, philanthropists and local and international non-governmental organizations to come to the aid of his chiefdom that has badly hit by the ebola virus outbreak. The Paramount Chief disclosed that the outbreak affected[…]

In ensuring women and girls have equal representation to access basic necessities including participation in governance issues, the Country Director of Social Enterprise Development (SEND) foundation, Joseph Ayamga, maintained that Women and girls are part of the constructions and variations in our society. It could be recalled that cases of Gender Based Violence (GBV) against[…]

Chinese doctors working at the Jui hospital are offering a one- day free medical treatment to all Sierra Leoneans today, as the hospital has now transformed from a holding and treatment centre to a General hospital. Speaking to Awoko, the head of the hospital, Dr Wang said they are doing this free treatment beause they[…]

In an alleged robbery case at St. Mary's Supermarket, the Third Prosecution Witness (PW3), Augustine Ibrahim Kamara, Detective Police Constable 11676 yesterday said that one of the staffs of the said supermarket identified the 1st accused as his brother. He made this statement in his testimony before Justice Miata Samba of High Court No .2. While he was testifying, the PW3 said that on 26th January 2014 he received the matter for alleged case of store breaking and larceny for investigation from Tonny Shallop the complainant stating that he left with inspector Michael Bockarie for the scene. At the scene, the prosecution witness said he saw a hole which he alleged was the entry point which the thieves used to enter the store since the doors were close. He went on to say that [...]
A local entrepreneur that recycles plastic and plastic related waste products into usable goods, Ryan Iftoni has called on stakeholders to help stop the exportation of waste materials as it is seriously affecting the growth of local entrepreneurship in waste management. “I am please calling on you to tell the government to stop the export of plastic waste to the neighbouring countries” adding, “this is truly affecting our trade.” He made this call during a visit of National Stakeholders in Waste Management at his Bo-Kenema Highway Workshop on Tuesday August 25 2015. The waste materials he explained are being transported to Liberia and Guinea as they also are involved in waste management activities. “But if the say they would be exporting our own waste materials it [...]
Sierra Leone's Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, yesterday received a Diplomatic Achievement Award from one of Seoul's leading News and Public Relations outlets, NDN News, in conjunction with Seoul City Magazine. The event was held at Korea's National Assembly (Parliament) Building in the Korean Capital, Seoul. The NDN News Award Ceremony is one of Korea's most popular and sought after events of the Diplomatic, Political and Business circuit of Korea, and is held annually in Seoul. Past recipients of NDN News Achievement Award have included Ministers of Government, Ambassadors, and scions of the commercial and academic establishment of Korea. Reading the Citation of the Diplomatic Achievement Award to the invited gathering, the President [...]