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NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: As Banguras versus Kapens turn precinct to battlefield, SLPP’s Mammy Cuss Takes Over Judiciary
Aggrieved supporters of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP)who are loyal to two camps within the SLPP led by Ambassador Alie Bangura & Chief Kapen respectively, have attacked each other inside the precints of Law Courts in Freetown. They unleashed unprintable abusive maternal investives (Mammy Cuss) at each other.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: W.J. Smith has Died
There was weeping and wailing at the Kenema city residence of William Juana Smith when the news broke at around 9pm last evening of April 23rd 2014, that Smith had died at a Freetown hospital.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Agric Ministry Trains 36 Rural Women Farmers on Food Utilization
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security on 16th April 2014 concluded a three days Training of Trainers for 36 women farmers on Food Preparation, Utilization and Preservation in the Kakua chiefdom Bo district. The Training was held at the Conference Room of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security in Bo city.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone News: Bonthe District Chairman Dines with Disabled
The Bonthe District Chairman, Madam Rita G. Savage, on Monday 21st April 2014 had a fantastic Easter party with physically challenged persons including the blind, amputees, and patients as well as deprived residents of Mattru Jong and its nearby villages in the Bonthe district respectively.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Hummel Donates to Social Welfare Ministry
A unique world brand, Hummel, on Wednesday 23rd April 2014 donated football gears to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs for onwards donation to the physically challenged athletes. The items which included 50 T- Shirts, 50 Track Suits, 10 footballs, 1 football flag and other sporting gears, were received by the Minister of Social Welfare, Moijue Kaikai at his New England Ville Office in Freetown.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 24th April, 2014
*Civil Service recruitment is rigorous -Dr Surrur *Energy Ministry Tours Charlotte, Bankasoka *NGO’s urged to support Business *Revenue Management Bill demanded *NIC dispenses Le550m benefits *Sex education is key to development -First Lady *6 Airtel Rising Stars players off to Tanzania.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Finance Minister Constructs 60km Road in Koinadugu
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Dr. Kaifala Marah, has facilitated the construction of a 60 Kilometer road which starts from Bilmaia town to Yira Filaia village in the Koinadugu district.
Apr 24, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: APC Ministers in ‘Sober Cuss Cuss’
The All Peoples Congress (APC) Minister and Deputy Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary and its Accountant, are engaged in a shameful supremacy battle that resulted in disturbances and heated insults exchanged amongst one another akin to what, in local parlance is called “Sober Cuss Cuss”.
Apr 23, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Rises to Grant A Standing Ovation to Security Forces
As His Excellency himself joined other guests present to physically stand up and give a rousing applause to officers and men of the Sierra Leone security sector, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 has officially launched the 2nd Security Sector Review Report at Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown.
Apr 23, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Dr. Owizz Crowned Best Medical Practitioner 2014
The National Youth for Attitudinal and Behavioral Change in Sierra Leone (NYABEC-SL) on Tuesday 22nd April 2014 awarded the Government Consultant and Pathologist, Dr. Simeon Owizz Koroma as Sierra Leone’s Best Medical Practitioner for 2014. The unique award was held at the Doctor’s office at Connaught Hospital on Lightfoot Boston Street in Freetown.
Apr 23, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 23rd April, 2014
*Fire consumes 4 villages in northern Sierra Leone *Sierra Leone Navy rescues 504 *Makeni Police investigate palm oil contamination *Hundreds shelter in mosques in Bonthe *50yr-Old Man Rapes Juvenile in Makeni *NRA ends 2013 Finance Act Regional Campaign.
Apr 23, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone to Commemorate World Malaria Day
The Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation will on Friday 25th April 2014 join other countries around the world to commemorate World Malaria Day 2014 with the theme: “Invest In The Future: Defeat Malaria”.
Apr 23, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: As President Koroma visits Kailahun Court Barray : SLPP, APC Display Political Tolerance
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, leader of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) on Saturday 19th April 2014 made an unannounced visit to main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP)’s booth at ongoing National Trade Fair at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Kono Youths Council Chair speaks for Kono Youths
The duly elected executive of the Kono District Youths Council is the official voice which speaks for the youths of all chiefdoms in Kono district. This has been made clear to journalists in Kono over the Easter weekend by the Youth Council Chairman, Mr. Melvin Comba Concuwa Allieu and his other executive members of the Kono Youths Council including the dynamic Secretary-General, Tamba Alex Biango.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Jawei Paramount Chief Launches Girl Child Organization
The Paramount Chief of Jawei chiefdom, P.C. Musa Ngombu Klah Kallon on Friday 18th April 2014 officially launched a new community based organization, Action for Girl Child Education for Sustainability, at the Community Center at Daru in the Jawie Chiefdom in Kailahun district.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: 200 Police Personnel Graduate on Arms Control, Discipline
200 police personnel attacked to the Operations Support Division (OSD) of the Sierra Leone Police have on Saturday 19th April 2014 graduated from a month long training course on Arms Control and Discipline at the Advance Public Order Training School formally called Camp Shekie, Kayankasa, Samu chiefdom in the Kambia district.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: As it goes more and more crazier,Africell’s “Crazy Cash” Promo Takes another Twist
“Today, we are pleased to announce another big and pleasant twist in the Crazy Cash promotion as we know with Africell, there are always pleasant surprises” were the words of Africell’s Administrative Director, Mr. Abdul Aziz Gabisi on Thursday 17th April 2014 at the presentation of prizes to another set of winners in the Crazy Cash promotion.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:08

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: Tonkolili’s Hon. Hassan Sesay Applauds Constituents
The All Peoples Congress (APC) Member of Parliament for Constituency 059 in the Tonkolili district, Hon. Hassan Abdul Sesay recently held a two-day “Thank you Tour” in his Constituency to demonstrate his appreciation to the people for voting him and the APC party overwhelmingly in the 2012 general elections.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Rutile Foundation Donates Zinc Roofings
Under the purview of the Sierra Rutile Mining Company and with the good initiative of the Bonthe District Chairman, Madam Rital G. Savage, the Sierra Rutile Foundation on Saturday 19th April 2014 donated two hundred bundles of corrugated iron/zincs and other building materials to relocated mining communities.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 22nd April, 2014
*AML Success Story Continues in 2014 *CARL discusses prisons reformation *COMAHS has made noticeable achievements *Transparency International launches Website *Armed robber killed at Marjay Town.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: NASSIT DG, DDG and DIP Sacked
Following a meeting held at State House between His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, relevant Sectoral Ministers and the Chairman of the Board of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), President Koroma over the weekend effected changes in the top management of the Trust.
Apr 22, 2014, 12:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: As they allegedly plotted that President Koroma ‘will no longer work for Sierra Leone’ & “will not rule any more”: Mutineers marked APC Ministers for death
Gerald J. Soyie, Lead Prosecutor in the ongoing Mutiny trials at the Cockrill Military Headquarters in Freetown yesterday 16th April 2014 told the court that “all accused persons in the present court martial mutiny trail are guilty of holding a mutiny to unseat His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, as were charged.”
Apr 17, 2014, 17:18

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
General Legal Council on Law School Exams
WHEREAS the General Legal Council is by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act No. 15 of 2000 the governing body of lawyers in Sierra Leone inter alia tasked with the following:
Apr 17, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko opens its doors to guests
On Tuesday the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotelopened its doors today after a complete refurbishment which has focused on stylish and spacious interiors and a welcoming atmosphere. The Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko is Sierra Leone’s first five star hotel and achieving those sorts of standards has taken time and the entire refurbishment of the building to Radisson Blu’s exacting standards.
Apr 17, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Summons Health Minister on Ebola Update
Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Health and Sanitation yesterday 16th April 2014 summoned the Minister of Health and Sanitation, Miatta Kargbo to update the House on the current status of Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.
Apr 17, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Hon. Jajua Takes Ebola Sensitization to Kailahun
The Hon. Member of Parliament for Constituency 07 in Kailahun representing the Main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Abu Jajua on Tuesday held an Ebola Sensitization at Segbwema Community Center in the Njaluahun Chiefdom Kailahun. The sensitization attracted several important personalities including the Paramount Chief, PC. James S. Jajua, the Ebola expert Dr.Abdul Sheik Khan, students from the Nixon Memorial Hospital, women, traders, teachers, riders and other well wishers.
Apr 17, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Approves 8 Nominees
The house of Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone on Wednesday 16th April unanimously approved 8 Presidential Nominees. The government motion for the nominees was presented by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments and Public Services.
Apr 17, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: EBK Launches ambitious Plan of One Million New Jobs for Youths
His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on 15th April 2014 launched an ambitious US$ 217.5 million project, a three-year National Youth Programme that seeks to create one million decent new jobs for young people in Sierra Leone, at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown. The project had been described as the first ever and biggest national youth programme in the country.
Apr 17, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 17th April, 2014
*Peter Tucker’s autobiography launched *MP rescues 41 fire victims *New Court Martial president sworn in *NGO Report exposes huge revenue loss *Bo stadium handed over to Salone *St. Augustine’s boosts Charlotte School *Women sentenced 6 months for wounding.
Apr 17, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Kono Youth Council Chair Condemns NP Petrol Station in Kono
The Chairman, Kono District Youth Council, Melvin Comba Concuwa Allieu and hundreds of Kono Youths are questioning National Petroleum (NP) company and calling on NP to explain to them reasons for banishing their Kono Youth chair from buying fuel at the Kono district NP station.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:17

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Hijacked by “Loose Cannons”…says party Deputy Chairman North
The elected Deputy Regional Vice-Chairman North for the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Alhaji Dr. Alusine Fofanah, has told the nation that his party, the SLPP, seems to have been hijacked by loose cannons parading as party members. He was on a local radio station on Tuesday 15th April 2014 responding to what the party’s northern region branch has described as an unfair treatment towards its members by the hierarchy of the SLPP.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:16

FEATURES
Facebook Threat - We will beat you & take you to Secret Bush in Kono
“I tell you if you dare attempt to come to Kono, you will not be only beaten, but be taken to some of our secret bushes. If you dont believe try & see. On part of [APC Chairman] Gbondo, he knows that he is not respected in Kono even in his own Executive, you should ask him since took office as chairman, how many meetings has he called? And if he has good chairs or benches in his residence”. (Posted 15th April )
Apr 16, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Last Independence Signatory Laid to Rest
Sierra Leone Government and people yesterday 15th April 2014 buried the last and final existing personality who was among those eminent citizens who travelled to England to sign the country’s independence in 1960. Hector Reginald Sylvanus Bultman, well known as H.R.S Bultman, could be remembered for legacies that include contribution in letting Sierra Leone gain its independence from its colonial masters.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Scrutinizes 8 Presidential Nominees
The Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Appointment and Public Service, on Monday 14th April 2014 interviewed eight Presidential Nominees at the Parliament Building on Tower Hill in Freetown. The nominees are among those recently nominated by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma for various positions in the country. They were interviewed based on their educational backgrounds, working experiences, tax obligations and expected performance in their new assignments.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:09

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Warns MR Distilleries
The Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Environment in the House of Parliament has threatened to shut down the MR Distilleries company in Freetown over what the Committee referred to as the company’s refusal to honour and respect Members of Parliament.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 16th April, 2014
*SLAJ elects IMC Commissioners *Lumley beach demolition to start soon *ALA in massive Agricultural Project in Moyamba District *Journalists schooled in Kenema.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: COMAHS Celebrates 26th Anniversary
College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS), University of Sierra Leone, has celebrated its 26th anniversary in Sierra Leone. Acting Head of the College, Dr. Mohamed K. Samai in his statement said the College was founded in1988, with a single building at Brookfields in Freetown.
Apr 16, 2014, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS : Special Messages
Happy Happy Birthday to you Ayodele Davies
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you My lovely Sister Ayodele Davies
Apr 16, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: As 2017/18 elections draw nearer,New SLPP Rebels in Northern Sierra Leone
The Northern Region Headquarter of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has opened new wounds for the party’s inter-conflict divide, with new set of members rebelling against others for executive positions.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Bags another Award
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 11th April received the African President of the Year Award 2013/14 during a presentation ceremony held at State House, Freetown. In his acceptance speech shortly after receiving the African Leadership Magazine Award, President Koroma described the award as a victory for all Sierra Leoneans.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Two Deputy Ambassadors Bid Farewell
Two Deputy Ambassadors, Mrs. Kumba Alice Momoh, Deputy Ambassador designate to the People’s Republic of China and Major General Alfred Claude Nelson Williams, Deputy High Commissioner designate to the Federal Republic of Nigeria yesterday 14th April 2014 took leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Commends Makeni City Council for Best Performance
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in parliament on last Friday commended the Makeni City Council for being in compliance with the 2012 Auditor General Report. The PAC gave them a special accolade for taking the first position in the 2013 Performance Contract.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: PAC Quizzes South, North MDAs, Councils on 2012 Audit
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor R.M Bah has returned from the South and Northern region of the country after quizzing the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Councils on the audit queries in the 2012 Auditor General’s report on the accounts of Sierra Leone.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 15th April, 2014
*MANTRAC set to provide power solution for Sierra Leone *As LEOCEM clocks 20, Slag Cement to be introduced *Sierra Rutile Q1 production jumps 12% as costs drop 33% *90 KG of Diamba arrested in Kenema *FAO discusses Sierra Leone’s farming status *HRC engages security personnel on needs assessment survey.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Leone is Doing Excellent for the Maputo Protocol ...Says Social Welfare Minister
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Hon. Moijue Kaikai recently disclosed to newsmen that, Sierra Leone is excellently doing well for the domestication of the Maputo Protocol. Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview, the minister stated that, in line with the Maputo Protocol, some other countries are making efforts to protecting the rights of women, children, disabled, youth, the poor aged as well as other vulnerable groups but Sierra Leone is among few other states that are excellently doing well in this direction.
Apr 15, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: APC in Solidarity with Sylvia Blyden, the SEA
A high powered delegation of APC strongmen spent Saturday 12th April 2014 with Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, the Special Executive Assistant (SEA) to the President at her residence in Freetown. Dr. Blyden, who was this weekend, slated to be a special guest of honour at the Prosperity Girls Secondary School’s two-days annual Sports in Rotifunk, Moyamba, received a surprise phone call around mid-day, just as she was preparing to leave her residence and head for Mabang ferry.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: For allegedly overstaying their term, International School Parents Rebel against Board
Concerned parents of one of the leading private schools in Freetown, the International School, have rebelled against the current Board of the school headed by one Ousman Barrie.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Foreign Affairs Minister Faces Parliamentary Committee
The Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday 10th April 2014 deliberated on several important issues with regards the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. During an oversight meeting held at Parliament in Freetown, the Committee asked the Minister, Dr. Samura Kamara to explain the foreign policy objective of the state, the Ebola disease from a foreign policy standpoint, status of the country’s mission abroad and other important issues related to oversight activities of the committee.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Big Independence Celebration at Newton
The Majority Chief Whip in the House of Parliament, Hon. Claude Kamanda has extended invitation to colleague Members of Parliament and other stakeholders to attend one of the highest activities of the 53rd Independence Anniversary at Newton, Constituency 95 in the Western Rural District.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Heavy Storm Hits Diang Chiefdom
Member of Parliament for Constituency 43 representing the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) in the Koinadugu District, Hon. Kusan Sesay on Thursday 10th April 2014 disclosed to parliament that a terrible storm on 4th April 2014 hit Konia village in the Diang chiefdom destroying several dwelling houses and the Central Mosque.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Africell Makes “Crazy Cash” Promo More Crazier…More millions added to Star Prize winning
“Today, we are pleased to announce a big and pleasant twist in the Crazy Cash promotion as we know with Africell, there are always pleasant surprises. Starting from Monday 14th April 2014, the daily star prize will be increased from Le10,000,000 (Ten Million Leones) to Le15,000,000 (Fifteen Million Leones), to make the promotion more crazier.” These were the words of Africell’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Joe Abass Bangura on Friday 11th April 2014 at the presentation of prizes to the 1st set of winners in the Crazy Cash promotion.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Cabinet Secretary Hosts New Iranian Chancellor
Secretary to Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, Dr. Ernest Sahid Alie Surrur on Tuesday 8th April 2014 played host to the out-going and in-coming Cultural Chancellors of the Republic of Iran, Mr. Mohammad Reza Gheza Sofla and Dr. Mohammad Marefat respectively.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 14th April, 2014
*NMJD explores sustainable strategy *Sierra Leone female MPs strategize for ratification *Sierra Leone accomplishes 100% single currency criteria *UNHCR trains journalists on statelessness *LEOCEM Celebrates 20th Anniversary of building Sierra Leone *Mayor Pays Tribute to Nigerian Soldiers.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Old Murialdo Boys to Award Long Serving Teachers
The Old Murialdo Boys Association (OMBA) Lunsar will on 28th April 2014 present awards to over ten long serving teachers of the school. The Award ceremony is designed to show appreciation to the teachers for their diligent and dedicated services to the school for the past ten years.
Apr 14, 2014, 12:00

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: As Justice Paul Slams Custodial Sentences...Anti Corruption Fight Makes Citizens Proud
A sample of opinions of various segments of the society, by this newspaper , reveals that the compulsory multiple years jail terms with additional restitution fines, slammed upon several convicted corrupt official yesterday 10th April 2014, has been received with much appreciation by citizens.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Trends on a Self-Destruction Path : Former SLPP education minister cautions
Former Deputy Minister of Education in the out gone Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) government, Abass Collier, has said the current SLPP is trending on a self-destruction path and advised its hierarchy that the deafening silence and hypocrisy that have cost the SLPP two election cycles can’t be wining formulas in 2018.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: President Koroma Assures WARSO
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 9th April 2014 assured the West African Road Safety Organization (WARSO) delegation of government’s continuous support in the development and implementation of road safety measures in Sierra Leone and the sub-region as a whole.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone Politics: APC Hon. Marah Appeals for Fire Victims
Member of Parliament for Constituency 044 representing the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Hon. Alusine Marah on Thursday 10th April 2014 informed colleague Members of Parliament that a fire disaster recently killed one of his town chiefs, destroyed several houses and left dozens of his constituents completely homeless.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Sierra Rutile Completes Contract for Middle East
An international vessel Evital K is currently anchored on the Sierra Leone Atlantic shore along the Bonthe axis loading approximately sixteen thousand tonnes of Rutile mineral for the Middle East. This is the final shipment marking the completion of a fifty thousand tonnes of raw Rutile supply deal between the company and some other companies in the Middle East. Sierra Rutile’s raw materials are mostly shipped to Europe, United States and Asia.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Ombudsman to Summon Police Chiefs Today
As part of its ongoing Outreach and Educational Awareness programme to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), the Ombudsman, Justice Edmond Cowan, will today Friday 11th April summon senior officers of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) at the Police Headquarters, George Street in Freetown to sensitize them on the campaign.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:08

NEWS
Sierra Leone Economic, Financial Experts Attend IMF/World Bank Meet
A fifteen man high-powered Sierra Leonean delegation consisting financial and Economic experts from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, led by its Hon. Minister Dr. Kaifala Marah have made known their presence at this year’s World Bank/IMF Spring meeting in Washington DC USA through their active participation and respective meaningful contributions in not only defending the West African Country’s fiscal policy, but also showcasing some of the factors that are responsible for Sierra Leone’s economy to be described as one of the fastest growing in the world.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Parliament Blasts G. Shankerdas & Sons
The Parliamentary Committee on Lands and Environment on Thursday 10th April 2014 blasted the ownership of Shankerdas & Sons Company over what was referred to as negligence and heavy violation of Environmental Protection Laws of the country, Pursuant to Section 93.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 11th April, 2014
*Gender Minister assures of Maputo Protocol ratification *Tourism Minister frowns at sand mining along Bunce Island *West Africa Road Safety meets in Freetown *Murder at Sierra Rutile, Corpse exhumed *Accountability Alert launches Women Access to Land *Christians complete Holy pilgrimage *CEMMATS ends public disclosure for Bekongkor Hydro Power Project.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: ACC Promotes Rule of Law
In promoting the rule of law, the ACC is engaged in corruption preventive activities by encouraging both private and public sector institutions to comply with recommended ethical policies in the dispense of their official duties. To this end, the Public Education and External Outreach Department of the Anti – Corruption Commission holds customized meetings with Ministries Departments and Agencies.
Apr 11, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: APC Prepares Independence Gift for South/Easterners
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bo-Kenema Power Service (BKPS), James Rogers has revealed to Awareness Times that the President Ernest Bai Koroma led All Peoples Congress (APC) government has procured three brand new thermal generators to supply electricity to the two cities by the start of Independence Anniversary week.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:30

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Justice Cornelius Harding Passes On
Reports from his family members have stated that a famous Sierra Leonean philanthropist, the 87 years old retired Supreme Court Judge, Hon. Justice Cornelius Harding has peacefully passed on from time to eternity. The late Hon. Harding who died in Freetown on Tuesday 8th April 2014, is remembered for many good deeds but most of all, for being the remarkable Sierra Leonean citizen who donated over a billion leones of his personal fortune to various needy institutions in February 2012.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:28

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: For practicing ‘Ebola kind of journalism’ Jonathan Leigh Strictly Warned by Health Officials
Ministry of Health and Sanitation has refuted a report in the Independent Observer newspaper edited by a notorious liar and convicted criminal, Jonathan Leigh, on Tuesday April 8, 2014 captioned “Ebola Kills 4 Year Old in Salone and 10 Hospitalized.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:26

NEWS
“We Are On The Right Track” President Koroma assures Sierra Leoneans in Europe
President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has said that one of the platforms he used to campaign for the Presidency in 2007 was the Open Government Initiative. He said he believed then and still does that governance can be better when the governors create space for citizens to express themselves and their aspirations. He made this statement during the Town Hall Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium organized by the Open Government Initiative (OGI), with the theme; ‘Bringing Government Closer to the Diasporas in Europe’.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:24

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: FCC Meets on ‘2013/28 Freetown Structure Plan’
Freetown City Council (FCC) in collaboration with its donor partners has on Tuesday 8th April 2014 held a day’s workshop at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development conference room to deliberate on the ‘2013 to 2028 Freetown Structure Plan’. The plan is dubbed; “Fixing Freetown – The Freetown We Want to See”.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:22

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: CBM Hosts Child Protection Committee Meeting
The Christadelphian Meal-A-Day Pikin Dem (Street Kids) on Tuesday 8th April 2014 hosted the monthly Western Area Child Protection meeting at its 9 Old Signal Hill Road, Congo Cross Office in Freetown. The Western Area Child Protection Committee is a consortium of Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations that are implementing child protection programmes in the Western Area under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:20

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: AML Land Cruiser Thieves Return to Pademba Prisons
Musa Dioh, a Guinean national and Hassan Marah a Sierra Leonean, were on Tuesday 9th April 2014 returned on remand to the Pademba Road Prisons in Freetown after making their 3rd appearance before Magistrate Komba Kamanda of Court No.2. Both accused persons were charged with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony Contrary to Law and Larceny Contrary to Section 2 of the Larceny Act of 1916.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:18

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: African Lion Agriculture to Plant 10,000 Acres of Palm Oil
A component project under the Sierra Rutile Mining Company, the Africa Lion Agricultural Company, has commenced a serial cultivation of palm oil, coffee, pineapple, cocoa and rubber plantations in Imperi, Upper Banta and Jong chiefdoms among other mining communities. The Africa Lion Agriculture intends to plant over ten thousand acres of oil palm as well as hundreds of acres of pineapple, cocoa, coffee and rubber plantations.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:16

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Sierra Leone News: Bonthe District Council Celebrates Excellence
The Bonthe District Council past Tuesday officially celebrated their remarkable achievement in the 2013 National Performance Contract signed with President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, at a ceremony held at Mattru Jong. The celebration saw the award of four years scholarship to three female pupils who emerged victorious in the 2013/2014 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in the Bonthe district.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:14

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Sierra Leone News: MOHS Seeks Parliament Support in the Fight against Ebola
Freetown, April 4, 2014 (SLENA) - Health and Sanitation Minister, Miatta Kargbo has called on Parliamentarians to join her Ministry’s team in the fight against the Ebola disease. Addressing Parliamentarians at Committee Room One (1) Parliament Building on Friday April 4, 2014 in Freetown, Madam Miatta Kargbo described the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Liberia as a very important issue of national security.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:12

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Sierra Leone News: Law School Registrar, 2 Secretaries in ACC Net
Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has arrested the Registrar at the Sierra Leone Law School and two others in connection with the ongoing investigations relating to allegations of corrupt practices at the Sierra Leone Law School.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:08

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Sierra Leone News: ICASL Holds Induction IPSAS Training for Private, Public Sectors
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone (ICASL) in partnership with the Council for Standards of Accounting, Auditing, Corporate and Institutional Governance (CSAAG), yesterday Wednesday 9th April continued their critical reform programme for the accounting and auditing profession of Sierra Leone.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:06

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Sierra Leone News: As former panel dissolved,New Court Martial Panel to be Selected
A new Court Martial Panel for the trial of 14 soldiers accused of mutiny in August last year is to be selected, as the already proposed panel was dissolved yesterday 9th April 2014. The move came following a submission made by Defense counsels, led by Julius Cuffie on 7th April that the proposed President of the Panel, Colonel Usman Turay is dropped from the position as president.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:04

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 10th April, 2014
*Minister visits tourist sites *Maputo Protocol assessment mission in Sierra Leone *Fisheries Minister hopeful with FAO’s Voluntary Guideline *852 former seafarers demand justice *Bombali Council boosts Farmers *CSOs demand continued Free Health Care.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:02

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Sierra Leone News: Health Ministry Takes Ebola Campaign to Schools
Freetown, April 9, 2014 (SLENA) - Pupils, teachers and parents of the Save Our Souls (SOS) Children’s Village at Lumley in Freetown have been sensitized about the deadly Ebola disease by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation at a meeting held in the school hall at Lumley.
Apr 10, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Begs for Government Intervention
Members of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) have appealed to the government, the Honorable Chief Justice and the Master and Registrar of the High Court of Sierra Leone to come to their aid and ensure that the matter between the party and its Minority Leader in Parliament gets a speedy hearing and conclusion.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:20

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Sierra Leone News: Ambassadors Take Leave of President Koroma
Three newly appointed ambassadors have officially taken leave of President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma at State House on Tuesday 8th April, 2014. They were Sierra Leone’s Ambassador designate to the Republic of South Korea, Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, the Republic of Liberia, Ambassador Brima Acha Kamara and High Commissioner designate to the Republic of The Gambia, Alhaji Soulay Bashirou Daramy.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:18

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Sierra Leone News: Standard Chartered Bank Sends 4 to England
Four costumers who have been doing business with Standard Chartered Bank on Saturday 5th April 2014 won four VIP travelling tickets to watch live football match at Anfield in England. At the end of a promotion “Who wants to go to Anfield”; the bank held the draw live at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) in Freetown and it attracted members of the public.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:16

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Sierra Leone News: HRMO Ends Change Management Workshop
The Human Resource Management Office (HRMO) over the weekend ended a three-day workshop on 'Change Management' for its staff and the Civil Service Training College at the Yamasoko Hotel, Campbell Town in Waterloo.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:14

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
WAMA, WAMI End Joint Multilateral Surveillance Mission to Sierra Leone
The ECOWAS Commission, West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) and West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) conducted a joint multilateral surveillance mission to Sierra Leone from March 31 – April 7, 2014 to assess the performance of the country during 2013 in line with the macroeconomic convergence criteria for ECOWAS and West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ). The team which was led by Dr. Abu Bakarr Tarawalie paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone (BSL), Mr. Sheku Sambadeen Sesay and held technical discussions with Senior Officials of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and the Sierra Leone Bankers’ Association.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:12

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Sierra Leone News: FCC Meets on ‘2013/28 Freetown Structure Plan’
Freetown City Council (FCC) in collaboration with its donor partners has on Tuesday 8th April 2014 held a day workshop at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development conference room to deliberate on the ‘2013 to 2028 Freetown Structure Plan. The plan is dubbed; ‘Fixing Freetown – The Freetown We Want to See’.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:10

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Sierra Leone News: NRA Boss Joins Delegation to IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting
The Commissioner-General of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) Madam Haja Kallah-Kamara has travelled to the US as part of Sierra Leone’s delegation to the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings to be held in Washington this April. Also included in the delegation is Mr. Sheku S.Sesay, the Bank Governor and member of the NRA Board of Directors. The delegation is being led by the Minister of Finance and Economic Development Dr. Kaifala Marah.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:08

NEWS
Ambassador M.S. Kargbo Presents Letters of Credence
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Excellency Alhaji Mohamed Sillah Kargbo has on Monday, 7th April, 2014 presented copies of letters of credence to Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Foreign Minister.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:06

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Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 9th April, 2014
*Blood samples for Ebola in Kono *Setbacks in dedollarization*35 health aides graduate in Kono *NaCSA unveils Kailahun project *Aureole Insurance Boosts Volleyball *Minibus for Anti-Drugs Football Club *Parliamentary Women President Speaks.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:04

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Sierra Leone News: “Include Free Health Care in New Constitution” …NGOs appeal
A number of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) operating in Sierra Leone, Save the Children, Health Alert, Children’s Forum Network and Women’s Groups have joined the call made by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to advocate for the free health care service to be included as law in the country’s new Constitution.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:02

NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Speech Delivered At The Wetati Conference Via Video Link By The First Lady Of Sierra Leone H.E. Mrs Sia Nyama Koroma
Mrs. Margaret Dureke, Founder and President of WETATi, members of the entire WETATi community, distinguished guests; It is with a deep sense of humility that I rise to place on record my gratitude and appreciation to you for inviting me to be your keynote speaker on this very important occasion. In granting me your award, you have honoured the women and daughters of Sierra Leone.
Apr 9, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP Sama Banya is Morally Confused …Andrew Keili ponders his thought
Former flagbearer in the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Andrew Keili, has described the party's former National Chairman, Sama Banya aka Puawui, as an old man who appears to be morally confused. Mr. Keili made this comment in an open letter written to Mr. Banya on 3rd April 2014.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:14

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Sierra Leone News: Africell Offers Le500 Million to Subscribers
One of the leading telecommunications companies in Sierra Leone, Africell Lintel Limited, has yesterday 7th April 2014 offers Five Hundred Million Leones free for its subscribers to win and better their lives and those of their family members. The company yesterday launches a new promotion code named; “CRAZY CASH” at its headquarters in Wilberforce, Freetown.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:12

NEWS
Another Batch of Sierra Leone Troops Arrive in Somalia
Last Wednesday April 2, Sierra Leone’s peacekeeping troops arrived in Somalia to join the African Union peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). “An advance team from the Sierra Leonean contingent arrived today in Somalia. They will operate alongside the Kenyan contingent,” AMISOM said in a statement released over the weekend.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:10

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Sierra Leone News: SLBA Discusses Draft CPA Bill
The Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) has on Saturday 5th April 2014 ended a day’s discussion on the draft Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) Bill 2013, at the Shangri La Restaurant on Lumley Beach in Freetown. The workshop aimed at looking into the bill to ensure its various sections will not be in contravention with the country’s constitution and human rights laws;
Apr 8, 2014, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: YDC Launches Media Training
Youth Dream Center (YDC) on Saturday 5th April 2014 officially launched six month media training at their office in Freetown. The training will be aimed at building media skills of young people to be self-reliant. The training will serve as an effective and efficient advocacy capacity building that will be geared towards social and economic empowerment of youth.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: Constituency 014 Residents Hail MP for Development
Residents of Constituency 014 in the Lower Bambara chiefdom have showered praises on their Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Francis Amara Konuwa, for bringing development to their door steps. The people were happy for the MP for having fulfilled most of his campaign promises to them during the 2012 elections.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone - 8th April, 2014
*Standard Chartered Bank to sends 4 to Anfield *Ipas briefs Journalists on CEDAW and Maputo *CGG Engages Mining Communities on Resource *Talking Drum to capacitate youth in MRU *WASH partners meet in Ghana *Women and Sports Commission hold Seminar in Bo.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Sierra Leone News: “Enjoy Sierra Leone” to Conduct Big Eco-Tourism Tour
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Enjoy Sierra Leone, Isatu Wurie Stevens, has told newsmen that they will be conducting an interactive eco-tourism to Outamba Kilimi National Park and Bunce Island respectively. The aim of the interactive tour she said is to build the image of Sierra Leone and make people to acknowledge its past through tourism. The event she said is being organized by Enjoy Sierra Leone in collaboration with the National Tourist Board of Sierra Leone, with support from John Sisay at Sierra Rutile and Airtel.
Apr 8, 2014, 17:00

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP, APC Display Bi-Partisan Hospitality in Netherlands
A POIGNANT MOMENT OF PRIDE - I just returned back to our hotel after a spectacular Salone Netherlands business dinner. The potential investors from Netherlands were WOWED by President Koroma and his call for them to see Sierra Leone as "THE" Investment Destination. Another thing these investors found to be AMAZING was the convivial spirit between SLPP and APC members at the occasion.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:16

NEWS : Politics
Sierra Leone Politics: SLPP, APC Constituency 100 Bye-Election Aspirants Assure PPRC
Mohamed Jawara Kamara of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and Alhaji Aruna Mansaray of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) both contesting the Parliamentary Bye-Election in Constituency 100 have on Thursday 3rd April 2014 assured the Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) Honourable Justice M.E. Tolla Thompson that they will conduct their activities within the confines of the law.
Apr 7, 2014, 12:14


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