Sierra Leone to Commemorate End of Ebola With 3-minutes of Silence, Government Spokesman Bayraytay Says

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Abdulan Bayraytay, Government of Sierra Leone Spokesperson The government and people of Sierra Leone will observe 3 minutes of Silence Monday, November 7 to commemorate the anniversary of the declaration of the end of Ebola virus disease in the country by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO said a total of 28,616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases were reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra...

Freedom of Speech is not a License to Abuse. It is a Responsibility.

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It has always been a widely held belief that the main purpose of journalism is to inform, educate and entertain. But the art of journalism can only flourish in a society that recognizes and promotes free speech and freedom of thought. In a democratic society, the freedom of speech should not be seen or used as a privilege, but as an organic necessity in a great society. The concept of free speech has...

Government to Implement Policy Measures to Tackle Economic Slowdown

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 President Ernest Bai Koroma The government today agreed to implement a wide range of policy measures to address the current economic challenges facing the country following an emergency Cabinet meeting this morning at State House. It would be recalled that on March 9, 2016, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma established a Cabinet Subcommittee to proffer short to medium term measures on expenditure rationalization...

Poor Residents Clash With Police Over Rotten Chicken, Where is the Importer?

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A scramble by thousands of people for scraps of imported rotten chicken sparked a huge stand-off between police and residents in Sierra Leone’s capital over the weekend, the health ministry said. The ministry said health inspectors and police were on the hunt for what remained of a huge consignment of putrid poultry imported from Brazil on July 12 and buried at a rubbish dump after health officials...

We Are Committed to Mamamah Airport Project – President Koroma Tells Chinese Delegation

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President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has reiterated government’s commitment towards the construction of the Mamamah International Airport during a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Commerce of the Peoples Republic of China at State House today June 8, 2016. “We still want the airport to be constructed and if it is relocated to the mainland it would have great outcome for the country’s...

LUC SOVULA TELLS HIS STORY: “I will Always Serve With Humility & Integrity”

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LUC Sovula, a man moved from an ordinary Constable to Chief Superintendent of police The Local Unit Commander (LUC) of the Adonkia Police Station, Goderich, West End of Freetown-Superintendent Ambrose Michael Sovula has disclosed to this medium that he will always continue to discharge his duties with humility and integrity. Superintendent A.M. Sovula is one of the award winning police officers and...

Obituary : Hon. Augustine Bockarie Torto

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Late Hon. Augustine Bockarie Torto It is with great sadness that I report the death of Honourable Augustine Bockarie Torto, who passed away peacefully on Friday 9th October 2015 at 01:30 hours. This sad event occurred at the T. Choithram hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Hon. A.B. Torto was the former proprietor of South East London College, Nimiyama Housing and Telcat security companies, all based...

Clinical Trial for New Ebola Vaccine Starts in Kambia District, Sierra Leone

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‘EBOVAC-Salone’, a clinical trial to assess the safety and immunogenicity of a new vaccine against Ebola, has started with the vaccination of the first volunteers. The first volunteers to be vaccinated come from Kambia Town, and more volunteers from Kambia District will be enrolled in the study in stages over the course of the next few months. This two-dose vaccine regimen – known as a ‘prime-boost’...

Mental Health: The Silent Crisis in Sierra Leone

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Dr Edward Nahim, Sierra Leonean Psychiatrist Sierra Leone like all other nations in the world, will be observing World Mental Health Day with the theme for this year: “Dignity in mental health.” World Mental Health Day was first celebrated in 1992 as an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries.  This...

SLPP Southern Region Executive at Loggerhead Over KKY’s Registration.

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Sierra Leone People’s PartySouthern Region Secretariat 28 Fenton Road, Bo Counter Press Release Regarding KKY’s SLPP Membership Status (Bo, 21st September) Sequel to an SLPP emergency Southern Regional executive meeting held in Bo on Sunday 20th September 2015 and attended by the undersigned key executive members, the following resolutions were made for the attention of party members, supporters...

NASSIT on Expansion Drive at the Gambian/Senegal Border

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“NASSIT is here to protect your interest” Says: Mr. Kalokoh Officials of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) accompanied by Embassy Staff and members of the Teacher’s Union, are in Basse the border town of The Gambia and Senegal as part of NASSIT’s two weeks operational expansion drive in a bid to sensitize Sierra Leoneans living in the Diaspora. On...

Sierra Leonean Women Demonstrate Against Raping and Gender Based Violence

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Hon. Alhaji Moijue Kaikai, the Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs is among the demonstratorsThere has been a nationwide demonstration in the past 48 hours against raping and brutality against women in Sierra Leone, in wake of one the cruellest death of a 17 years old teenager, Hannah Bockarie.   There was a candle light vigil across Lumley beach, a very beautiful...

Sierra Leone Showcase to Potential Korean Investors in Seoul

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Pictured here: H.E. Ambassador Golley in discussions with Chairman Mr. Kim Hun Ko, and Director Mr. Chul Eui HanAs part of the ongoing efforts of the Sierra Leone Embassy in Korea to showcase and  promote Sierra Leone to Korean Companies and potential investors in the aftermath of the Ebola scourge,  His Excellency Ambassador Omrie Michael Golley, Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Korea,...

President Koroma Extends State of Emergency, Ease Some Restrictions

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Fellow Sierra Leoneans It has been just over one year since I declared a National State of Emergency as our country was confronted with an outbreak on an unprecedented scale.  Over the months that followed that declaration, our healthcare workers, our Ebola Response volunteers and our communities, working in close collaboration with our international partners have battled with vigilance and...

President Koroma’s Address at the African Union Ebola Recovery Conference, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

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On behalf of the Heads of State of the Mano River Union, I would like to convey our deep appreciation to the African Union for organizing this landmark Conference. Our people, on saying thanks to those who visit them during a funeral say we would have hoped that the event that occasioned this visit had not happened, but that the event occurred and you are here to help us get through it shows you...