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Sierra Leone News: World Monument Fund and Gideon GRC Consulting visit Bunce Island

Friday, January 20th, 2017

In 2015, the Monuments and Relics Commission announced that Bunce Island had been included in the 2016-2018 World Monument Watch by the World Monument Fund, based in New York. Last week, a team of experts from World Monument Fund and Gideon GRC Consulting a U.S. engineering firm visited the Island to do an assessment on[…]

Sierra Leone News: Computer equipment donated to Civil Registration Authority

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Plan International with the Human Dignity Foundation, yesterday, donated $50,000 USD work of computer equipment to the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) to help with the registration of births in the country. The equipment includes 16 new HP printers and two computer servers. Country Representative, Plan, Cassey Coleman, stated that Plan International has had a[…]

Sierra Leone News: Alleged murderers of Magistrate missing representation

Friday, January 20th, 2017

According to the Constitution of Sierra Leone, Section (4), “Every person who is charged with a criminal offence shall be presumed to be innocent until he is proved, or has pleaded guilty;” Section (5)c. “Every person who is charged with a criminal offence  c. shall be permitted to defend himself in person or by a[…]

Sierra Leone News: SLPP Crisis“Ruling Government benefits and citizens lose,” IGR Director

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: SLPP Crisis“Ruling Government benefits and citizens lose,” IGR Director

The Executive Director, Institute for Governance Reform (IGR), Andrew Lavallie, said yesterday, if the present impasse within the Sierra Leone People’s Party, (SLPP) continues, the country will return to a one party state. He said the state of affairs of the party has clearly demonstrated that the SLPP, which should act as a shadow government[…]

Sierra Leone News: Officers trained on armoury management and storekeeping

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Officers trained on armoury management and storekeeping

With support from Mines Advisory Group (MAG), a United Kingdom based charity organization, the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLeNCSA) yesterday certified 18 military and police personnel after concluding two-week training on Armoury Management and Store keeping. The event took place at the JLU Murray Town Barracks in the presence of the Joint[…]

Sierra Leone News: Human rights report highlights recommendations

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Human rights report highlights recommendations

The Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL), on Wednesday, presented its 9th State of Human Rights in Sierra Leone 2015 to President Koroma and members of the media. The Chairman of the Commission, Brima Sheriff, says the report covers the period 1st January to 31st December 2015. The report highlights the activities of the[…]

Sierra Leone News: Beggars’ kids receive USLS support

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Beggars’ kids receive USLS support

Under the philosophy of United States 35th President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s famous quote: “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” that the United Sierra Leone Sisters (USLS) Inc. USA was borne. On Wednesday, a cross section of members of USLS Inc., US and Sierra Leone[…]

Sierra Leone News: Tourism of interest to Chinese Ambassador

Thursday, January 19th, 2017
Sierra Leone News: Tourism of interest to Chinese Ambassador

The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Ambassador Wu Peng, has expressed an interest in helping to develop the country’s tourism industry. He spoke at a scholarship awards ceremony and said that Sierra Leone has beautiful beaches with clean and bright sands. There are nice monument areas. And, the people are lovely and hospitable who are[…]

Sierra Leone News: Prerogative of Mercy Over 133 inmates to be freed today

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Acting on the advice of the Prerogative of Mercy Committee, president Ernest Bai Koroma, has pardon 133 convicted inmates in Correctional Centres across the country. Of the 133 inmates pardoned, 69 were from the Freetown Correctional Centres; 12 from Bo; 8 from Kailahun; 7 from Kenema; 2 from Sefadu; 1 from Bonthe; 4 from Makeni;[…]

Sierra Leone News: Complainant never testified – this is not justice

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

My aunt who happens to be the complainant in the matter against me was only interested in having me behind bars which she succeeded in doing,” Tejan Suma said following his discharge by the court on Monday, 16 January 2017. “My aunt was never interested in seeking justice. This is why she never testified in[…]