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

President Ernest Bai Koroma has delivered a sermon like statement at the grand opening of the newly constructed 6,500-seater Flaming Evangelical Ministry mega Church, this past Sunday, 22ND May. The President said that the ministry has come a long way “to provide light where there is darkness,” adding that the ministry should continue to shine[…]

The whole world on Monday commemorated International Day to end Fistula with the theme ‘Ending Fistula in a Generation.’ In Sierra Leone, the Aberdeen Women Center (AWC), which deals in the treatment of obstetric fistula joined in the commemoration. In her statement, one of the doctors at AWC, Dr. Jeredine George, disclosed that on average[…]

Despite the generally agreed opinion that the average Sierra Leonean “get bad hart’ and indulges in fatalism with “aw for do” and “God dae,” there is that feeling that we are still better than some neighbours. I say so because although we buy most of our trade goods from like Guinea and the Gambia, we[…]

Thieves in Kenema city last week succeeded in evading security networks and broke into three major shops not far from police headquarters in the city centre carting away items worth millions of Leones. This ugly incident took place, while the Assistant Inspector General of Police-East, Alfred Karrow Kamara was out of Kenema. This development, it[…]

The issue of the South China Sea has drawn the attention from the international community lately. Some Sierra Leonean friends also from time to time keep on asking me about what is on earth happening there. So, I would like hereby to share with you some true facts on the background, the origin and some[…]

As Government and TRANSCO- CLSG dialogue with Kenema District on regional energy, members of the Kenema District monitoring committee on Wednesday elected Alice Koroma as the Chair for the District Monitoring Committee. Alice Koroma is the Regional Director, East for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs and a member of the district[…]

Dr. Christian Bell is a household name in the medical sector in Sierra Leone as a renowned gynaecologist with over 40years of dedicated and diligent services to the people by contributing immensely to the country's human development through medicine. Quite recently Dr. Bell announced his retirement from active medical practice, handing over his baton to his daughter. But notwithstanding his retirement, Dr. Bell is now actively engaged in providing humanitarian services to the people through his organization 'Love-One-Another Campaign” with support from his wife Reverend Valerie Bell and friends from Germany. Grafton community has been one of the fortunate communities in the country to have benefited immensely from the organization since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in [...]
The Imam at the Prison Headquarter mosque in Brookfields in Freetown, Alhaji Ibrahim Sorie Sankoh, on Monday tendered receipt of the certificate he issued in the marriage ceremony between the complainant, John Siaba Kargbo and the second accused, Mariama Samura. The witness tendered the certificate receipt at the Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 before Magistrate Albert Moody. During the last proceeding, the witness vowed to come with the marriage certificate receipt during his testimony. According to the Imam, “I solemnized the marriage ceremony between the complainants and the accused at the prisons headquarter mosque in 1996”. The lawyer representing the accused, Julian Cole, in cross examination, noted that the receipt in question is fake and also the certificate which [...]
A bus owned by the Sierra Leone Road Transport Corporation (SLRTC) was involved in a road accident Sunday morning near Yankassa village on the Lunsar – Makeni highway that also involved a tractor and a Sunny taxi car. According to eyewitnesses reports and information derived from passengers onboard the bus; the taxi with registration number ADT-335 in an attempt to overtake the tractor, which was being towed, hit its side sending the truck of the tractor to the middle of the road. The bus from the opposite end was nearby and also crashed on to the tractor's truck sending the bus down a ditch in a nearby rice swamp. The driver of the taxi reportedly ran away from the scene in apparent fear of reprisal from passengers and people near the scene. The bus driver, according to eye [...]
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is still not out of the woods, despite the calm over the demand for him to quit office. The uproar will resurface again in the upcoming weeks to August 2 when important local elections are due that will be crucial to the survival of both the powerful African National Congress and by extension, to Mr. Zuma himself. Crucial that if the percentage of seats drop, then it will be better that Mr. Zuma has the hangman's rope ready. He would need a survival plan then in which among other things a yes man would supplement his ambition to shadow him from any political hunt. Whether he would find one then from the catalogue of his dwindling supporters, who had at least not deserted him by then, remains unanswered for now. Already political analysts [...]