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According to London Mining it has raised quarterly production at its iron ore mine in Sierra Leone. This comes after an upgrade of the processing plant, the AIM-listed company said. It added that it expects to find a strategic partner by year-end. “Iron ore output at the Marampa mine rose 21 percent in the quarter[...]

The Sierra Leone Parliament has ratified the Trade Mark Act, 2014 which was put before the House by the Deputy Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Arrow John Bockarie. Parliament ratified the Act on the 22nd July, 2014, and the Act now provides for a five year incarceration or an alternative fine of Le 60 million[...]

Several artisan fishermen within the coast of Freetown and surroundings are weary over the recent re appearance on tonnes of dead seaweed afloat the ocean that has destroyed many fishing nets at sea. The disgusting seaweed clumps that wash up on beaches has prevented many local fishermen from doing their trade at sea. According to a fisherman at Aberdeen Mohamed Kamara since the appearance of the sea weed it has distressed many fishermen to carry out their trade at the ocean. He said there are thousands of tonnes of dead seaweed floating at the high seas and it is on its way to be a washed at the beaches of the coast of Sierra Leone. He said during their fishing expedition they are unable to catch much fish as the nets ends up entangled with sea weed and after dragging their [...]
In his fight against the rampant fraudulent acts of 419s in the country, Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2 yesterday denied bail for the second time to Mohamed Shabban for allegedly obtaining goods by false pretences and issuing a cheque without sufficient money in the account. The accused who made his second appearance before Magistrate Kamanda was charged with four count charges; two on obtaining goods by false pretences and two on issuing a cheque without sufficient funds. Led in evidence by Robert Dunnia Assistant Superintendent of Police, Ajim Sabinus, dealer in electricals at 32 Sanders Street, recognised the accused in the dock and recalled 17th February 2014, when he returned to his shop and met a paper containing a telephone number which he called and the person [...]
Members of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Human Rights Committee in Kenema district has vowed to stage a peaceful procession on Friday 25th of July 2014, as a way of mourning for the dead victims of Ebola in the country. Speaking to the press at the Provincial Secretary's office along Maxwell Khobe street in Kenema, one of the leaders of the group, Lahai Galiwa, said nothing will stop them going ahead with what they have planned. He says as members of the civil society and Human Right Committees, representing the people, they plan to issue a press release, engage the radio stations which they have done and now the peaceful procession that is scheduled for Friday, as a way of showing their concerns for prompt action by the newly-appointed Resident minister (east) [...]

When I was a child, I had terrible eating habits. I was the pickiest eater imaginable. I refused to eat any type of vegetable, wouldn’t eat any meats with textures I didn’t like, and would gag any time I was forced to eat something new. As a result, my diet consisted of little other than[...]

After pleading guilty, Sorie Bah was on 23rd July sentenced to five (5) years in prison by Magistrate Komba Kamanda for stealing the sum of Ten Thousand United States dollars ($ 10,000) equivalent to forty-five Million Leones ( Le 45m) property of Saio Koroma whilst in custody of Abdul Bangura. According to Magistrate Komba Kamanda, he sentenced the accused due to the fact that the evidence before the court against the accused is overwhelming and the accused had the opportunity to say the truth but instead decided to delay the proceedings allowing the court to summon all the witnesses, knowing he is guilty. The accused was charged with the offence of Larceny contrary to section 2 of the larceny act of 1916 which according to the magistrate is a serious crime, as the accused [...]
Sunergy, Inc. Has announced an operations update for their mining projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone Sunergy obtained the necessary funding through equity to sustain winter operations and begin working the dry season through the end of 2014, in Sierra Leone and Liberia, as outlined in the budget culminated through the efforts of management and under the direction of David Price. Sunergy is well under way with its winter schedule. David Price shall oversee operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone as he continues to travel back and forth to the projects in both countries which are in close proximity. David Price is overseeing the repairs of our dredges and small wash plant for winter deployment. While repairs are in order David is currently heading up the physical testing "due [...]
Sierra Leone was part of the 20 edition Commonwealth games open ceremony as Glasgow and Scotland welcomed the world in a unique and colorful ceremony that featured thousands of friendly faces, a blend of bagpipes, banter and bravado and a soundtrack made for the best party in town. Global celebrities joined thousands of local talent to bring a tantalizing mix of tradition, irreverent fun and true Glaswegian hospitality to life for the world to see as the sun shone on Celtic Park on Wednesday 23 July. The rhythm of Glasgow's heart was beating to the drum of Rod Stewart who rocked the crowd with a rousing rendition of his hit which was given a new twist by Amy Macdonald and some unexpected backing singers  hundreds of Glaswegians. The ceremony which featured more than 1,300 [...]

As a sign of togetherness and in recognition of Islamic values, the United States (US) Embassy yesterday joined Muslims at the Brama Town Masjid Tahkwa Mosque, Koya Chiefdom, North of the country for the annual Iftar event. At the Masjid the Charge d’affaire at the Embassy, Kathleen FitzGibbonn and other staff took the opportunity to[...]