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

Before Ahmed Wurie and Ms. Sia Satta Saffa, could affirm to the marital oath- ‘I do’ at the registry’s wedding hall yesterday, Wurie’s previous wife and daughter, together with a team of legal personnel stormed the hall and halted the wedding. Eye-witnesses account that the bride was seen bolting down the stairs in shame, as[…]

As Government through the Ministry of Tourism and the National Tourist Board braces up to improve the tourism sector after ebola, it has given ultimatum to residents of Tamba Kula Wharf to leave or face legal action. Acting Minister of Tourism and Culture Ministry, Kadijatu Siesay said the Lumley beach is the only tourist attraction[…]

The Parliamentary Committee on Labour, yesterday squeezed the Total Group and 26 of its Dealers across the Country on Labour Laws relating to the employment of foreigners, minimum wage and contribution towards the National Social Security and Investment Trust (NASSIT). According to the Chairman of the Committee, Hon Dr. Alhaji Foday Suma, during their last[…]

World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the fight against Ebola during its annual conference is not over. While Liberia was declared Ebola-free on May 9, Sierra Leone and Guinea still detect new cases every week. Recently, the number of new cases rose in both countries. Few days ago, Sierra Leone recorded eight new infections[…]

During the 68th World Health Organization (WHO) Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, the Minister of Health and Sanitation Dr. Abu Bakarr Fofanah held bilateral discussions with his Chinese counterpart Ms. Li Bin. The discussions centered mainly on issues of bilateral interests. In her opening remarks, the Chinese Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Ms. Li Bin[…]

Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No. 1 has remanded two sisters; Neneh Janneh and Fatmata Janneh (accused) at the Female Correctional centre for allegedly selling their own brothers; Alusine Sillah and Abdul Karim Janneh (victims). The accused were arraigned on the 26th May, 2015 to answer to five counts charges ranging from conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to law and Human Trafficking contrary to the Anti-Human Trafficking Act 2005. According to the particulars of offence, on count one and two, the accused on diverse dates between the 20th April 2015 to the 22nd April 2015, at Deep Eye Water, Waterloo in the Western Judicial District, conspired with other persons unknown to commit a crime to wit human trafficking. On the remaining charges, the particulars of offence [...]
The police investigator in a case of murder, Detective Police 1513 Mohamed Dauda Kabba attached to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has disclosed that one missile was discovered in the skull of the deceased during the post-mortem examination. He said the post-mortem was conducted on the 24th March, 2015 in his presence and the Government Pathologist; Simeon Owizz Koroma handed over to him ( the investigator) the missile. He made this disclosure while he was testifying before the presiding Magistrate of court No. 1, Magistrate Komba Kamanda in an alleged murder Preliminary investigation, where an Operational Support Division (OSD) Officer Mohamed Kanu (accused) allegedly murdered a soldier; Sergeant 18167127 Salifu Turay (deceased). According to the particulars of [...]
The National Electoral Commission (NEC) recently in a workshop developed a NEC Disability Policy ( NECDiP) that is designed to ensure the right to election participation for Persons with Disabilities ( PWDs). The NECDiP was developed 2015 and for effective an effective implementation of the NECDiP, the Commission has developed the NECDiP training manual as a key support resource that aims to increase disability awareness issues relating to electoral rights of PWDs. The Training & Outreach Department in collaboration with the Department of Human Resource, Gender & Disability NEC have embarked on training of NEC district staff on the NECDiP that is facilitated by the Consultant Teddy Foday Musa. The first phase of the dissemination of NEC Disability Policy training to [...]
Government through the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Sierra Leone Road Transport Coperation (SLRTC) has assured Sierra Leoneans that very soon the 100 buses from China will arrive in town. The aim of purchasing the buses is to reduce the age-old and present appalling transport challenges in the country. It could be recalled that it is almost two years now, since the Minister of Transport and Aviation announced to the public that government will bring in the buses to help cushion the present constraints of commuters around the country. This idea was a welcome relief by many Sierra Leoneans, taking into consideration, the many social and economic problems that will be solved to make life easy, with the arrival of the buses. The General Manager, SLRTC, Bockarie [...]

Sierra Leone Swimming Diving and Water Pool Association (SLSDWA) has opened a book of condolence for the late Dr. A .T Fadlu-Deen yesterday at the association’s office at 26 Walpole street. Before signing the book, the Vice President of the association who is now the acting President, George Spilsbury-Williams, said time like an ever rolling[…]