Pikin Bizness, an organization that works to support children by providing health related assistance, economic and educational support to the child survivors of the post conflict period in Sierra Leone has saved another life.
At 15:30 yesterday Tuesday 14th May, 2019, Kenya Airways landed at Lungi bringing back home
Former Commissioner of the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) Alie Badara Mansaray has been arraigned before Hon. Justice Miatta Samba of the High Court of Sierra Leone for corruption- related offences, contrary to the Anti-Corruption Act of 2008.
Alie Badara Mansaray was charged to court together with the former Director of Finance of the Commission, Richard Turay.
Sierra Leone Ambassador to the United States of America, Sidique Wai, has said he will use his office to attract Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora to provide their expertise, mobilize resources and invest back home.
According to Wai, the biggest kept secret is that there are very successful Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora with a wealth of experience and expertise who are working for multinational companies, understand corporate language and have strong relationship with potential investment that can be tapped into.
Africell Mobile Company has rewarded a lucky subscriber in the ongoing 2019 Africell Ramadan Show.
Samuel John, a businessman, won Le100 million last week and other Africell subscribers were also fortunate to win other prizes.
Mr. John after winning told journalists that he is just incredibly lucky. He went on to say that he deals in used clothing in Freetown. He thanked the management of Africell for its generosity, adding that for a very long time he has been yearning to win previous Africell Ramadan shows.
In a bid to enhance community participation in the fight against corruption at local level, the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) through the Public Education and Outreach Department, on Saturday 11th May 2019 held a community outreach meeting with residents of the Newton Community in the Western Rural District.
The objective of the engagement was to empower the people through information sharing as well as soliciting their support to identify and expose corrupt practices within and outside their community.
Wildfires have been a huge concern lately in the interior as a result of poor sensitization and with reference to that, the Environmental Protection Agency has embarked on village to village sensitization at Mosorie, Momaligi, Bengeh, Gbunumbu and Rocampany villages in Moyamba District, following a wildfire disaster that left many residents homeless.
Head Teacher of Kulafai Rashideen Islamic Mission in Bengeh Village, Bumpeh Chiefdom in Moyamba District, Andrew Koroma has told AYV that the village is facing many challenges ranging from poor road network, schools, inadequate health and educational facilities, lack of water and sanitation facilities among other issues impacting negatively on residents. He made this statement to AYV when the latter visited the community over the weekend.
Titanium miner Sierra Rutile has in a statement issued over the weekend that it is defending a planned expansion of its operations in Sierra Leone despite opposition by mining and other rights campaigners over its social and environmental implications.
Sierra Rutile is seeking a partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to embark on the expansion into two operational areas in Bonthe and Moyamba.
Krios across in Freetown have planned to hold a ‘naked’ protest if the President Julius Maada Bio fails to intervene and caution his appointed Minister of Lands, Dr. Denis Sandy against intimidating the Krios over their personally owned lands.
The Krios’ complain is just one among the many complaints made against Minister Sandy since he was appointed by His Excellency to head that ministry.
Executive Director of Pikin Bizness, Dr. Adonis Abboud is currently the most celebrated man in the Kamayama, Pentagon, Gbamgba Yillah, Jar Kingdom and Kondi Farm among other communities in the far west of Freetown.
Dr. Abboud, as part of his philanthropism used his personal fund to construct a very key bridge linking the above communities to the rest of Freetown and Sierra Leone by extension.
Staff of National Authorizing Office (NAO) on Friday 10th May, 2019 commemorated Europe Day with a press briefing to explain the essence of Europe Day and the work of the National Authorizing Office (NAO) in conjunction with the European Development Fund (EDF).
A photo exhibition formed part of the commemoration and visitors including members of the press were taken through the many pictures depicting the work of NAO and significance of the EDF and related matters.
One Bintu Mansaray has been charged to court for allegedly killing her boyfriend Samuel Ansumana Giboto Sesay of Spur Loop in the West of Freetown.
According to the Charge Sheet, the alleged murderer, Bintu Mansaray is said to have killed her boyfriend on Friday 8th February 2019 at Mango Town off Wilkinson Road in the Freetown Judicial District in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone.
Over the last ten days, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been vigorously assessing the economic performance of President Bio’s Government since April 2018 to March 2019. Meeting with the nation’s Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh in front of an array of Journalists, Dr. Karen Ogley, IMF Mission Chief observed that they are very impressed with the strides taken by the new administration to restore economic stability and credibility.
Sierra Leone’s national leaders and experts came together on May 8, 2019 to continue collaboration with Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) on the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) underway since late 2018. The mid-term workshop held in Freetown at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel and facilitated by PDC—an applied science and research center of the University of Hawaii—brought together diverse stakeholders from across disciplines to help build disaster management capabilities as well as review preliminary disaster management and risk assessment findings.
The attention of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) has been drawn to series of criminal activities carried out by scammers using the 232-21 Code to perpetrate their criminal activities.
The Commission is informed that certain persons in the USA have been receiving scam calls purportedly coming from Sierra Leone, and the said criminal syndicate known as ‘WANGIRI or One Ring’ has been reported through various news channels and tabloids abroad. This has the propensity of affecting the country’s image internationally.
The New York University has hosted Sierra Leone’s Minister of Tourism and Culture – Madam Memunatu B. Pratt to throw her experience and expertise on the topic: “Knowledge Sharing on Sustainable Tourism Development.
The New York University is a private research university originally founded in New York City but now with campuses and locations throughout the world. It was founded in 1831.
The Minister of Tourism and Culture was invited to share knowledge on this topic, because this has been her drive since inception: that is sustainable Tourism development with an acute phase of Tourism Governance.
Senior Academic Staff and students from the Bai Bureh Hall, Fourah Bay College (FBC) on 10th May 2019, honored the CEO and President of the AYV Media Empire, Anthony Navo Junior with honorary award and also dedicated to him, the Hall’s victory on the recently held Inter Hall Athletic Sports Meet at the Siaka Stevens Stadium in Freetown.
Honoring the Youth Ambassador, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, came following the successful sports meet where Amb. Navo Jr. served as Distinguished Chairman and Special Guest of Honor.
As World Press Freedom Day was globally celebrated, the Chairman of Independent Media Commission ( IMC) of Republic of Sierra Leone Mr. George S. Khoryama (pictured) has said in Freetown that efforts are in high gear for the Sierra Leone government to repeal the Criminal and Seditious Libel Laws in the 1965 Public Order Act as President Julius Maada Bio in his campaign and other official engagements including his parliamentary address on Thursday May 2,2019 has promised to write off the libel law and that IMC and other media institutions are in consultation with government in that respect.
A 45 year old woman over the weekend made a record by being one of the oldest candidates to write this year's National Primary School Examination (NPSE) in Sierra Leone.
Conventionally, school going age especially in Sierra Leone ranges between 6-12 years - i.e. a child normally starts Primary - 1 at age 6 and he/she is expected to take his/her first public exams known as National Primary School Examinations (NPSE) at age 12.