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The Secretary General of Sierra Leone Bowling Association, Elvis O.Kargbo, said they are in dire need of funding to compete in the men’s World Championship in China. He stated that this will be their first international exposure and they are calling on government, companies, Chinese Embassy and other companies or individuals to come on board[…]

Three out of the 23 players invited by the head coach of Leone Stars, John Keister, may miss the Ethiopia clash on 9th September 2018. Sierra Leone may be without skipper UmaruBangura for their 2019 AFCON Group F qualifier against Ethiopia on 9 September after the latest muscle strain.Bangura, 30, confirmed the news that he[…]

Pee Cee and Sons Ltd., an importer of frozen food since 1965, has concluded an Environmental Management Plan with the Fisher Lane community east of Freetown in accordance with regulations of the Environmental Protection Agency Sierra Leone (EPA-SL). Pee Cee and Sons commissioned ECOSYS Sierra Leone Limited a Specialist Environmental Management and Sundry Services Company[…]

The world is a global village with global markets and international retail opportunities due to the advancement of technology. Shopping used to mean going to a market or store, browsing among a variety of products and paying for the purchase at a cash register counter. All that has changed thanks to the internet and online[…]

Between 1 September 2017 and 29 June 2018, a Nigerian businessman living in Mozambique, Stanley Oluchi Ozoho, allegedly imported five kilograms of heroin from Mozambique to Sierra Leone. He was arrested at the Freetown International Airport after authorities found the heroin wrapped in brown envelops and concealed in a brown suitcase. He was later charged with four counts of Importation of Prohibited Drugs and one count of Unlawful Possession of Prohibited Drugs all contrary to the National Drug Control Act 2008. Four witnesses testified against the accused at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court in Freetown. On Friday 31 August 2018, Magistrate Santigie Bangura committed the matter for trial at the High Court. Prior to the committal, the Magistrate noted that the accused [...]
On Friday 31 August 2018, past and present pupils of the Sierra Leone Grammar School (SLGS) organised a thanksgiving service at the St. Georges Cathedral to mark the retirement of the indefatigable Canon Akiwande Josiah William Lasite after 48 years of service Lasite started as a pupil at the SLGS in 1964 and later joined the SLGS as a teacher in 1970. He spent 11 years as vice principal of the school and was finally appointed as a principal of the school in 1985. The Sierra Leone Grammar School was founded on 25th March 1845 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, by the Church Mission Society (CMS), and at first was called the CMS Grammar School. It was the first secondary educational institution for West Africans with a European curriculum. The Church Mission Society founded Fourah [...]
While, his predecessor is a suspect for the misappropriation of funds over the “bus-gate” scandal of 2013, the new Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon, has signed an agreement with another Chinese company for 200 more buses. At this point, the cost of the buses is unknown. The Minister said the new government in Freetown is grappling with the issues of social amenities for the citizens. The Minister of Transport and Aviation signed an agreement with a Chinese company, Golden Dragon. The Minister said the commuter buses are to ease the transportation problem in the country. Apparently, the Transport Ministry, the Commission for Privatization, Road Transport Corporation and the Procurement office were all involved with negotiations leading to the signing of [...]
On Thursday 30 August 2018, head of Economic and Financial Fraud, Abubarr Kargbo at the Criminal Investigations Department disclosed that Major Abubakarr Turay, second in command, 9th infantry battalion in Kono, his wife, Fanta Turay, and Lance Corporal Aiah Jaward, are currently detained at the CID for an alleged robbery. At the police press briefing, Kargbo said that on 25 August 2018 at Tombo, in Kono District the detainees robbed a Chinese national, Wang Yu the sum of $106,000 USD for a fake gold deal. Kargbo further added that Turay on the said date asked Yu to come along with the said amount at a particular location adding that during the course of conversation, the money was snatched away from Yu by an unknown man. Haja Mariam Tarawallie, wife of Paramount Chief Marrah [...]
On 2 August 2018, Ibrahim Kargbo and Mohamed Kargbo, members of a local gang, allegedly robbed and assaulted Ibrahim Musa Kamara, a trader at Model Junction New Hill by pass Road Freetown. They were arrested on 4 August 2018 and charged with three counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, Robbery with Aggravation contrary to Section 23(1) (a) of the Larceny Act (1916) and Assault Occasioning Actual bodily Harm contrary to Section 47 of the Offences against Persons Act 1861. On 2 August 2018, Kamara was robbed of a Samsung S5 mobile phone valued at Le950,000, a necklace valued at Le30,000, a wristwatch valued at Le25,000 and earphones valued at Le15,000. The total property value was Le1,020,000. An eyewitness testified at the Siaka Stevens Street Magistrate Court. He said around [...]
Well, they called it a temperature explosion but it seemed never ending. It kept rising unchecked, 98 degrees at one time and 100 or so thereafter. So, it kept everybody in the shade although the various activities never stopped. Jaheim International and a couple of students held an outdoor session of a sampling of some of the sharpest, wittiest, insightful, thought-provoking writing originating in south-east Washington. The performance illustrated real world issues which African-Americans encounter daily. The students exhibited the process of festival production. Inclusive of writing plays, stage managing and directing. The passion shown in the performance, the actors and playwrights resonated on all around. It was a day well spent. One of the most pressing subjects nowadays [...]