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Torrential rains yesterday caused a landslide, killing four youths at the Oloshoro community at Murray Town, where thousands of people have built shanty houses on disaster prone areas by the sea side. The torrential rains reportedly caused the landslide, as the earth was hanging over many makeshift structures on a reclaimed land, killing four people[...]

Resident Representative of the African Development Bank, Dr Yero Baldeh, yesterday said that the fight against Ebola can be won with government efforts and the response of the International community, partners and friends of Sierra Leone. Addressing Journalists yesterday at the AfDB Country Office in Freetown on their support towards the Ebola fight, Dr Baldeh,[...]

Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, and the Special Adviser to the President, Ibrahim Ben Kargbo, over the weekend toured the on-going construction of a 90- bed holding and treatment centre for Port Loko District. The visit was to assess the progress of the work and to provide the necessary support for a[...]

The Government of Japan has signed a grant Contracts regarding the Project for distribution of Emergency Vehicles and Medical Equipment for combating Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for Sierra Leone which took place at the Embassy of Japan in Ghana. The Government of Japan through this project donated three fully-medical equipped Ambulances, 3 multipurpose emergency vehicles,[...]

Even if Sepp Blatter does not continue as FIFA's strong man, he has made that body so powerful that perhaps he is the only person apart from Obama that sneezes over football and Heads of State catch cold. When he slams a ban or suspension notice, governments and their sport ministries go panicky. Perhaps the mediocritical difference between most Sierra Leoneans and other nationalities is that most times the former attach strange reasons to our many failures as a nation. Lest I forget, some compatriots were recently saying that because the National Stadium had the change of name from Siaka Stevens Stadium that is why we are yet to do well in football. Can you imagine the fickleness of people out here! Well, I can tell you for free that the name of our stadium has nothing to do [...]
Ebola is ravaging Sierra Leone to the point that the West is saying 'it is out of control and they will start treating people at home'. Even with this warning Freetonians are laughing about it, doesn't take it seriously. At night people will fight for transport, You go to the market they are banging and greeting each other, laughing and smiling as if the situation in the country is normal. Even when they are suffering due to the economic instability, they are still ready to come out and dance for politicians and cultural groups. If there is a place on earth where happy-go-lucky people are in their large numbers, I am sure it is Sierra Leone. Perhaps if we are to measure Gross Domestic happiness we will top the chart. As a nation we have creatively adopted humour as a defence [...]
Ebola is ravaging Sierra Leone to the point that the West is saying 'it is out of control and they will start treating people at home'. Even with this warning Freetonians are laughing about it, doesn't take it seriously. At night people will fight for transport, You go to the market they are banging and greeting each other, laughing and smiling as if the situation in the country is normal. Even when they are suffering due to the economic instability, they are still ready to come out and dance for politicians and cultural groups. If there is a place on earth where happy-go-lucky people are in their large numbers, I am sure it is Sierra Leone. Perhaps if we are to measure Gross Domestic happiness we will top the chart. As a nation we have creatively adopted humour as a defence [...]
The Fullah Progressive Union (FPU)Kenema branch has donated food items to the Kenema District Ebola Task Force through the Minister of State-East, Maya Moiwo Kaikai at his Maxwell Khobe Street office in Kenema city. Formally presenting the items, the Secretary General of the union, Alphajor Bah used the opportunity to congratulate the Resident Minister on his appointment and went on to thank him for the good leadership he has displayed during his short period as Minister of State for the Eastern Region. He said the donation was a gesture from the union to show how concerned they were about the viral outbreak and how caring they are for the victims. “Even as we remember them in our prayers, we also wish to share with them what we eat and drink so as to keep their faith and [...]
The preliminary investigation case on alleged robbery with aggravation on the former Minister of Fisheries continued yesterday with Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 ordering the Chairman of Belgium Sellers, Oseh Davies, to produce Alie Jalloh, a suspect in the matter. The matter is being prosecuted by Inspector S. Conteh, associated by Counsel M.P. Fofanah, while Counsel C.F. Edwards and I.P. Mammie represented the accused Mohamed Kamara. During the previous hearings, Counsels representing the accused, informed the Court that according to the statement of their client, he bought the IPad from one Alie Jalloh, with whom he was in custody at the New England Police Station, but that Alie was released by the Police without bail bond or charging him together with their [...]
During a session described as “comments and updates” last week in the House of Parliament, the Member of Parliament representing constituency 106; Hon. Ajibola Manley-Spaine, expressed his bitterness at the attitude of some members of the public in accepting laid down rules in preventing the Ebola outbreak. The Honourable Member noted that he is irked by the fact that despite huge efforts applied by the government and other concerned institutions to preach Ebola prevention messages, some members of the public are still comfortably defiant to accept simple prevention messages; an attitude he suggested, has resulted in the unprecedented spread of the Ebola Virus Disease. The MP alleged that it has come to the knowledge that people in certain communities particularly in the [...]