Hon. Justice Monfred Sesay adjudicating over the High Court of Sierra Leone, on Tuesday 12th February this year granted bail in the sum of ten million Leones to one Terry Jawara a teacher at the George Washington Primary School, Peacock Farm, Wellington in the eastern part of Freetown.
The accused person Terry Jawara is charged with the offence of Sexual Penetration of a child under the age of eighteen years old, which negates Section (19) of the Sexual Offences Act of 2012 of the laws of Sierra Leone.
An ‘Ariogbo’, a masked devil normally hired to handle and expose witchcraft, cleanse communities off evil deeds and mostly exposing hidden acts, is what is much needed at the ongoing Commissions of Inquiry hosted at the Special Court of Sierra Leone building in Freetown.
President Julius Maada Bio has shared his government’s priority programmes with resident and non-resident ambassadors, high commissioners and eminent Sierra Leoneans during a State Banquet at State Lodge, Hill Station.
Welcoming guests to the dinner, Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, expressed her happiness while receiving high-level personalities to their residence and disclosed that she was honored by the turnout of members of the diplomatic community, particularly those who were not residing in the country.
The Defense Counsel in an alleged Le220 million robbery case involving Cyril Davies (accused) has argued that it is a case of mistaken identity.
Counsel, Cecelia Tucker, from the Sierra Leone Legal Aid Board on Thursday 7th February 2019 made this statement when urging the presiding Magistrate Santigie Bangura of Magistrate’s court No.1 to consider granting bail to the accused.
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Retired Brigadier Dr. Julius Maada Bio, has on Friday 8th February, 2019; officially opened the 56th AnnualJalsa Salana Conference of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat in Bo with theme prayers, quoted from Sura Al-Ankabut 29:45 “surely prayer restraints one from indecency and manifest evil”.
The Secretariat of the Commissions Of Inquiry (COI) over the weekend released a public notice inviting Persons Of Interest (POI) to the Commission to furnish the COI with their current addresses and contact telephone numbers. The purpose according to the Commission, is to ensure that its Secretariat make contact with the POIs as and when necessary.
Senior Sierra Leone journalist, Asmaa Kamara James, anchor and producer of one Sierra Leone's premier radio station show- "Good Morning Sierra Leone" on Radio Democracy 98.1 FM, has been named among the country’s 100 most nationals.
In addition to vast experience in the broadcast industry of Sierra Leone, Asma has also participated in and provided coverage of key international events.
The National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) has in a private criminal summons dragged the Director General of the Sierra Leone Water Company (SALWACO), Philip K. Lansana to court for failing to comply with the provisions of NASSIT Act .No.5 of 2001 and the regulations of 2004.
Guy Warrington – British High Commissioner to Sierra Leone
The diplomatic community, international agencies and eminent Sierra Leoneans were guests of President Julius Maada Bio and the First Lady Mrs. Fatima Bio, at a state banquet held at State Lodge, Hill Station in Freetown on Tuesday 5th February, 2019, where the president spoke about his government’s priority programmes and achievements.
Welcoming guests to the dinner, Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio said she felt honored by the turnout of members of the diplomatic community, particularly those who do not reside in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to China, Ernest Mbaimba Ndomahina
Officials of the Embassy of the Republic of Sierra Leone in China has provided a total sum of ten thousand Chinese Yuan (¥10,000), approximately twelve million, seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, five hundred and thirty-four Sierra Leones (Le12,735,534), as support to the Sierra Leone Students’ Union in China (SLSUC)’s annual convention.
The annual convention, which started on 4th February, 2019, was concluded on 8th February, 2019, with a general cleaning of the entire embassy premises by the new students’ union executive.
The brutal rape of a young girl by her uncle in Sierra Leone became the rallying point for a campaign that on Thursday 7th February, 2019 moved President Julius Maada Bio to declare a national emergency on rape and sexual violence.
The five-year-old girl, whose identity has been kept secret for her own safety, has been paralyzed from the waist down since a 28-year-old male relative raped her almost a year ago, crushing her spine.
“She may never walk again, and I want vengeance for what has happened,” her grandmother told AYV as she sat next to the girl now resigned to a wheelchair in a medical clinic.
Sierra Leone’s Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh has on Tuesday 5th February, 2019 launched the country’s new tourism promotion brochure – a highly colorful and glossy publication called the ‘Tourism In-Flight Traveltainment Magazine’.
The launch of the Tourism In-Flight Traveltainment Magazine also marked the opening of the country’s Tourist Information Office, based at the National Museum on Pademba Road, in Freetown.
The Ministry of Transport and Aviation with support from the Ministry of Finance has developed a “National Vehicle Fleet Policy” with the aim of putting a stop to the misuse of government vehicles. The move is also aimed at developing a comprehensive data of all government-owned vehicles in the country.
The policy received its final validation on Tuesday 5th February, 2019 during a workshop at Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building in Freetown.
In his statement, the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Kabineh Kallon said this is the first time in history, under a successive government, that Sierra Leone has developed a “National Vehicle Fleet Policy”.
Academic and administrative staff as well as students of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE&T) on Friday 8th February 2019 unanimously declared that the transformation of the college to a university status is overdue after over 50 years of academic excellence in producing quality teachers and other professionals and after 18 years as a polytechnic.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) in collaboration with the West Africa Virus Epidemiology held a four-day workshop in Kenema at the Ministry’sLambayama Facility, to develop and validate the National Strategic Action Plan to combat Cassava Viral diseases for sustainable food security in Sierra Leone.
Reginald Larry-Cole’s car finance firm hit the kerb in 2008 during the height of the financial crash. Last year, his businesses Wheels4Sure and Buy2LetCars turned over a total of $4.3million
By Alice Grahns, Digital Consumer Reporter
JUST over a decade ago Reginald Larry-Cole had a successful business, a loving family and expensive cars on the driveway to his dream home.
But just a few months later in December 2008, he lost it all when his car finance business Creditlab went bust during the height of the financial crisis.
Reginald, now 48, ended up on benefits and feeling suicidal.
"You’re massively affected when you’re used to running a business that is turning over a couple of million pounds, and then you suddenly go down to £64 a week worth of benefits," Reg from Surrey told The Sun.
A victim and survivor of multiple sexual assaults, gender-based violence, Ebola and other misfortunes, Margaret Kamanda drops tears from the eyes of government officials, foreign nationals and locals as she broke down in tears at State House on Thursday 7th February, 2019.
The young lady tried to narrate her ugly ordeal before President Julius Maada Bio, First Lady Fatima Jabbie Bio and a host of other distinguished personalities who were assembled in the conference room at the State House on the official launch of a National Emergency on Rape and Sexual Violence.
His Excellency, President Julius Maada Bio, has met at State House with the Chairman of the Africa Middle-East Asia, (AMEA) Power, Hussain J. AINowais, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (UAE).
AMEA Power is an energy producing company that develops, owns, and operates thermal and renewable power projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. The company offers a wide range of power solutions that meet the needs of the emerging markets they cater to, including conventional (Gas, Coal and Oil) and Renewable (Solar PV and CSP, Wind, Hydro and Hybrid) power plants.