The 121st China Import and Export Fair, otherwise known as ‘Canton Fair’ started on 16th April 2017 with exhibitors coming from various countries across the globe to showcase their products and services. Co-hosted by the Ministry of Commerce, the People’s Government of Guangdong Province and organized by China Foreign Trade Centre, the Canton Fair is held annually in Guangzhou City. Canton Fair is a comprehensive international trading event with the longest history, the largest scale, the most complete exhibit variety, the largest buyer attendance, the broadest distribution of buyers’ source country and the greatest business turnover in China. As at the 120th session last year, the world’s largest trade fair accumulated export volume of about $1.2trillion and total number of overseas buyers has reached 7.83 million.
The introduction of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) into the electoral process is generating both interest and concern among voters, as well as practitioners across the globe.
Most electoral management authorities use new technologies—ranging from basic office automation to more sophisticated data processing tools—with the aim of improving the electoral process. Every year, new technologies and tools are introduced to the market.
Barely few months after empowering Foot ball Associations and other institutions in various parts of the city with computers and other valuable sports materials, members of the Sama Foundation have presented another consignment of football items to executive members of the Approved School Sports Promoters Association at a well attended ceremony held at theSchool’s Playing Field in Wellington.
An independent investigations conducted by AYV has disclosed that officers of the Criminal Investigation Department Headquarter in Freetown, are currently investigating one Hassan Kamara for impersonate the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Sesay.
Suspect Hassan Kamara was arrested on Thursday 26 January 2017, at Alie’s Jewelries shop at Howe Street in Freetown, when he attempted to dupe the proprietor, on the ploy that he was sent by the Minister of Sports, Ahmed Sesay to collect some money from the proprietor of Alie’s Jewelries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on 18 January called for building a community of shared future for mankind and achieving shared and win-win development amid growing challenges and risks.
While expounding his vision of mankind's future in a keynote speech at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), the leader of the world's second largest economy championed a world of lasting peace, common security for all and common prosperity, as well as an open, inclusive world, and a clean, beautiful world.
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sidi YayahTunis has commissioned the refurbished Mahera Beach Resort during the previous weekend.
The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Sidiyayah Tunis officially commissioned the Mahera Beach Resort, wherein he lauded the Managementof Sea Coach for resuscitating the Mahera Beach Resort which operation was halted due to the challenges it once faced. He said Lungi is the gate way to Freetown. The minister stated that the resort will contribute in many aspect of the country’s development, such as tax and revenue generation, employment opportunities, and the promotion of the tourism sector.
Sierra Leone's Minister of Sports, Ahmed Khanou on Tuesday 13th December 2016, presented a cheque of Two Hundred and Twenty Million, One Hundred and Ninety-six Thousands Leones (Le 220,196,000) to the historic Mercury 4/50 Jackpot lottery winner Abdul Abu Kalokoh.
During the symbolic handing over ceremony of the cheque at 44 Bathurst Street in Freetown, the Sports Minister applauded Mercury International Sports Betting and Lottery Company for what he described as the company's relentless and unchallenged contribution to national development.
Major iron ore producer Sierra Leone’s economic progress has taken a double hit in recent years with the drop in global commodity prices and the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014.
Now EVD free and on a mission to diversify its economy, its government has made tourism one of its priority sectors for development.
President Koroma and key ministers are in China this week to appeal directly and personally to the Chinese political leadership, especially president Xi Jinping. They desperately need help – and they need it fast.
Sierra Leone is at risk of falling apart, due to rampant corruption, economic mismanagement and politicisation of business and everyday public life.
The FIFA general secretary and the Sierra Leone Football Association, SLFA, held in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on the 19th November 2016. At this joint meeting on Saturday 19th November 2016, the following clearly came out as issues to be resolved in order to sanitize and to find the way forward for the development of the football in Sierra Leone:
1.The meeting recognized the role of government in the development and promotion of football in the country.
The Managing Director of Sierra Leone'sleading and undisputed Sports Betting and lotteryCompany, Mercury International, Martin Michael on Thursday 17th November, 2016 disclosed the Company's plans to splash out anotherLe100 million extra bonus to the 4/50 Jackpot amount.
The Le100 million bonus is set aside for the Friday 25th November, 2016 and it is the third extra bonus marking the 114th edition of the 4/50 Jackpot lottery game since its inception in March 2016.
President Ernest Bai Koroma has commissioned phase one of the Dream Atlantic Villa Estates constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation-Sierra Leone Limited (CCECC-SL) at Lumley beach in Freetown.
Giving a general background of the company, General Manager Sun Man said the company was established in 1979 under the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China as one of the pioneers performing international contracting and economic cooperation.
Ministry of sports and the national sport council have issued a press release informing the general public about the postponement of the stakeholders’ consultative meeting which was slated for 1 November 2016 until further notice.
The Sierra Leone Council of Chief Executives in collaboration with the African CouncilofChiefExecutivesandtheAfricaMediaFoundationhaspresented excellence award to Milla Group as the best industry player in 2016.
It said that they had exhibited outstanding performance towards Sierra Leone’s socio-economic development aspirations.
Sierra Leone Brewery Limited has launched the ‘MI NA KING; campaign on its new King Leone Beer in the Sierra Leonean market over the weekend
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Marketing Manager, Sierra Leone Brewery Limited, Desmond George said they decided to create a new brand purely Sierra Leonean to embrace the culture and give their customers pleasure, leisure and entertainment.
Managing Director of Sierra Leone State Lottery Company, Charles Kamara has expressed fear on the way and manner by which betting processes are being carried out in the country and urged the Parliamentary Public Account Committee to set up a regulatory body that would regulate betting companies in the country.
According to Mr. Kamara “a regulatory body will help Sierra Leone State Lottery to operate effectively with international standards. He furthered that every Commonwealth state has a regulatory body that protects the state’s lottery companies.
Israel T. Okujagu country Manager of Sierra Leone Bottling Company Limited has told Members of Parliament (MP’s) especially the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Trade and Industry that amongst several things his company is said to have spent about $ 8,000 in the country. (Photo: Country Manager Israel T. Okujagu of Sierra Leone Coca-Cola Company Limited)
Country Manager Israel Okujagu said this wards during a Parliamentary summoned on Monday 6thJune 2016 at the New Administrative Building OAU Drive Tower Hill, in Freetown.
Mr Sadiq Sillah, Chairman of Pujehun District Council admonished senior staff at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security that as elected officials, they have no qualms in challenging them to account for their service delivery functions to the agriculture sectors, particular in the areas of farmers welfare and the supply of seeds and inputs for agricultural production. Speaking at the Ministry’s annual retreat at Makeni City Hall, Mr Sillah congratulated the Minister for the delivery by Mr Leslie Scott, a member of the President’s delivery team on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security when he addressed Council Chairmen and other officials in Freetown just two days prior.