Podcast comments by England Legend Gary Lineker were published in one of today’s UK tabloids and made social media rounds claiming that his 25 year old son Harry Lineker “nearly lost his life“ whilst filming in Sierra Leone on Sunday at the country’s national stadium during the FIFA 2022 Qatar pre Qualifiers between Sierra Leone and Liberia.
To many Sierra Leoneans, the name SedyuSadaka may be a distant reality, but for the two hundred and seventy-five boys and girls between age five to fourteen at Oba in Funkia, the Spain-based musician is God sent. Like most parents in the predominantly fishing slum community at Goderich in the outskirts of Freetown, fishing is the source of livelihood. With extreme poverty, and scant opportunities for growth, the likelihood for the kids growing up in the slum area to take over from their parents as fishermen or women and fishmongers was great. Thanks to the Diamond School of Arts and Culture, the kids now have a real shot at life beyond the bay area.
When Mighty Blackpool Football Club in Sierra Leone former footballer, Tombo Juice heard about young JumaJalloh’s football potentials, he immediately got him for trials at the Craig Bellamy Football Academy. Located at Tombo, a small fishing village that is a two-hour drive from the capital, Freetown, Juma instantly made an impact when on his first week at the Academy, he scored a goal for his team. He became an immediate sensation. The coaches asked for his passport-sized photograph for him to be enrolled at the Academy. Unfortunately, it did not happen.The then 15-year-old Juma, like previously, got sick and had to return to his parents in the city.
One of the best 5 Star hotels in Freetown, Sierra Leone - Golden Tulip Kimbima Essential Hotel has signed a partnership agreement with the LAKE Productions (SL) Limited, the organizers of the biggest annual entertainment award - the National Entertainment Award 2019 edition slated for 23rd December 2019 at the Golden Tulip Hotel.
Almost two years since he left office, former President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 13th September, 2019 met with his successor, President Julius Maada Bio at State House.
This is the second closed door meeting between the two men. But it is the first that was made public. The first closed door meeting between the two men that was not made public was the one prior to the start of the ongoing Commissions of Inquiry (COIs).
The Public Relations Officer of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Margaret Murray has stated that the ACC Commissioner will not resign his position despite calls for him to do so by some people accusing him of breaching the constitutional rights of suspects. She made this disclosure following the release of at least four suspects who were allegedly caught in examination malpractice in the ongoing private WASSCE.
Contrary to claims circulated by one Edward Massaquoi that the Deputy Minister of Youth Affairs, Lusine Kallon “abused his authority and used impersonation to hijack” his agriculture project, AYV investigations reveal that there are two projects with similar names; with one of them being totally under the control of the Youth Affairs Ministry while the other is not, and had never been.
It could be recalled that sometime in July 2019, Edward Massaquoi who claims to be a US Navy Veteran circulated a letter to various institutions including the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) leveling scathing allegations Lusine Kallon, Deputy Youth Minister.
An Islamic humanitarian Alhaji Musa Tarawally has facilitated the sum of Le.7.5 billion to flood victims at Wellington, Kanikay and Tombo through the Ummah Welfare Trust, a UK-based Islamic NGO. Speaking to the beneficiaries, Alhaji Musa Tarawally said: “I bring you greetings from President Bio and I appreciate him for giving the Trust the free hand to support you all without state interference. The President is happy that my friends I have been working with over the years established an organization called: Ummah Welfare Trust.”
Reports about a proposed protest by a group referring to itself as Concerned Sierra Leoneans have been making the rounds on social media over the past couple of weeks.
In addressing this rumor, the management of the Sierra Leone Police called a press conference to advice members of the general public and particularly members of the All People’s Congress party to distance and disassociate their party from such a protest because part of the reason for the protest according to Concerned Sierra Leoneans was to demonstrate for alleged wrongs done to the APC.
The Founder and Director, Rescue Ship Foundation SL, Donstance Koroma has called on the ministries of Basic and Senior Secondary School Education and Transport and Aviation to create ramps and rails in all school buses to enable physically-challenged pupils using wheelchairs and crutches to have easy access into the buses.
The Public Relations Officer of Sierra Leone Bar Association (SLBA) Tejan Israel Jah has said it was inhuman and unconstitutional for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to parade suspects publicly without finding them guilty, adding that such action is against the law of the country.
When Mighty Blackpool Football Club in Sierra Leone former footballer, Tombo Juice heard about young Juma Jalloh’s football potentials, he immediately got him for trials at the Craig Bellamy Football Academy.
Located at Tombo, a small fishing village that is a two-hour drive from the capital, Freetown, Juma instantly made an impact when on his first week at the Academy, he scored a goal for his team. He became an immediate sensation. The coaches asked for his passport-sized photograph for him to be enrolled at the Academy. Unfortunately, it did not happen.The then 15-year-old Juma, like previously, got sick and had to return to his parents in the city.
Juma had big dreams. He wanted to play football and make it big at the international scene in Europe. He modeled himself around his icon, the German International and Vice-Captain of Bayern Munich, Thomas Muller.
To many Sierra Leoneans, the name Sedyu Sadaka may be a distant reality, but for the two hundred and seventy-five boys and girls between age five to fourteen at Oba in Funkia, the Spain-based musician is God sent. Like most parents in the predominantly fishing slum community at Goderich in the outskirts of Freetown, fishing is the source of livelihood. With extreme poverty, and scant opportunities for growth, the likelihood for the kids growing up in the slum area to take over from their parents as fishermen or women and fishmongers was great. Thanks to the Diamond School of Arts and Culture, the kids now have a real shot at life beyond the bay area.
Although the concept of financial and economic inclusion may be seen as foreign to most people in Sierra Leone, the country is witnessing phenomenon which we can construe as a growing number of people being at risk of financial and economic exclusion.
Relative of Alieu Omotosho and daughter (Kadiatu Omotosho) have declared them missing after Alieu Omotosho fled from the village about ONE month ago due to some traditional offence that left the female Secret Society hut/bush burnt down and properties desecrated. It could be recalled that in MAY 2016, the mother of Alieu Omotosho who
Happens to be the head of the popularly known Bondo traditional society meant purely for girls/women passed away in MASEMRA Village Bombali District.
Recognising Top-Ranking Individuals And Organisations Across The Global Banking Industry
The MD (right) Ade adebiyi picking up the awards from the organizers of the International Banker Awards in London.
The International Banker Awards 2019 are established to recognize top-ranking individuals and organizations setting new benchmarks for performance and pushing the boundaries within the financial industry.
President Julius Maada Bio yesterday 10th September, 2019 made a public apology on behalf of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for the display of citizens at the cotton tree on allegations of corruption.
Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe with President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone
The Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe has expressed Japan’s commitment and determination to advance technical cooperation with Sierra Leone by supporting employment creation efforts with the private sector.
The Japanese Prime Minister held a 15 minutes summit Meeting with President Julius Maada Bio, of Sierra Leone, in Yokohama, Japan where he expressed hope to strengthen bilateral business relations, as well as willingness to support nation-building and human resource development of Sierra Leone.
The American Ambassador to Sierra Leone Maria Brewer has announced a US Trade and Development grant to fund a feasibility study on mini-grids for small-scale electrical generation. The grant of $858,845 will provide the Ministry of Energy with the technical, economic, financial, environmental and social information necessary to implement approximately 40 mini-grids for communities and 5 mini-grids for commercial and industrial facilities.
CA Raman Tom Farmar holding the Development Plan during presentation
The Portloko District Council has unveiled its District Council Revised Medium Development Plan for 2019 -2021. The unveiling ceremony attracted paramount chiefs, parliamentarians, development partners, Councilors, Ward Committee members, among others.
The Local Government Act of 2004 and the accompanying statutory instrument mandate local councils to provide basic services in health, education, water and waste management amongst others in their localities.The unveiling ceremony took place at the District Council Hall on 6th September 2019.
The Media Reform Coordinating Group (MRCG) has held its final nationwide engagement on Media Performance and Regulation in the ‘Post-Part Five, Public Order Act, 1965 Era’ Makeni for the Northern and Western Regions on Monday 9th September, 2019 at the SLTU Hall in Makeni. The first consultation took place in Bo for the Eastern and Southern Regions on Saturday 7th September, 2019.
Hon. Sheriff Carew with guests and youths at the commissioning ceremony at the Suliamaniya Primary School ‘Bottom school’
Hon. Sheriff Carew, former MP of constituency 122 who lost his seat in the last elections, has informed his people that despite he lost his seat, he is determined to ensure that politics should not dent his image or deter his good relationship with people and neither stop him from carrying out developmental activities or projects in his constituency.
To determine the fish biomass and distribution for better conservation and sustainable management of the fish resources, a fish stock assessment survey has been launched to look into the fishing sector.
This fish stock survey assessment team will work side by side with marine biologists and scientists in Sierra Leone to study comprehensively our fish stocks, seasonal variations, distribution, estimate their size and do much more. The ceremony was held at the Queen Elizabeth Quay in the East End of Freetown.
Amongst the commitments of His Excellency the President (Rtd) Brigadier Julius Maada Bio to the people of Sierra Leone is to transform the transport sector so as to make it competitive, affordable and safe.
The Honorable Chief Minister Professor David John Francis has today 9th September 2019 addressed a well-attended Security Conference which comprises delegation from the Gambia who are on a Security sector reform capacity enhancement tour in Sierra Leone.
MV Freetown, one of the two ferries that plies between Freetown and Targrin, Lungi, in the early hours of yesterday 9th September, 2019 wrecks half-way on sea few minutes after taking off from shore at Targrin in Lungi.
Reports say the ferry was overloaded far above its normal capacity with more light and heavy duty trucks and passengers. The passengers were rescued with speedboats and canoes.