By Elkass Sannoh
The recently released Report by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on: “Illegal drugs trade in Sierra Leone” has implicated the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) for widespread Jiamba (Cannabis sativa) smoking among many officers.
The Report went further to accuse both the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) and the SLP for not being firmed enough to stamp out the illegal practice but rather see Jiamba smoking as a good practice. Continue reading 55% Of Police Officers ‘Jiamba’ Smokers -National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Report Reveals
By Abdulai Gbla
Two people accused of allegedly raiding and brutalizing the All Peoples Congress (APC) female Member of Parliament (MP), Hon. Abi Kaloko of Constituency 051 and her aged mother on the 25th September 2014, at her 78 Black Hall Road residence have been arraigned before the Ross Road Magistrate Court, presided over by Magistrate Binneh Kamara.
The Particulars of Offence are that Sahr Kovoma, alias Ponio and Osman Karama, alias Osman Witch, first and second accused, allegedly broke and entered into the house of Hon. Abi Kaloko with sharp objects, threatening to inflict harm and terror on the MP and her mother Haja Oyah Sesay, which according to evidence tendered in court they did. Continue reading APC Female MP Testifies In Court
Avoid Body Contact (ABC) is the most used Ebola sensitization message since the outbreak of the disease. However, some public institutions have not been strategise ways of addressing the influx of people to and from their offices for services provided. Prominent among these institutions is the National Power Authority (NPA) which is yet to reduce the body to body contacts of their numerous constumers who queue up at their headquarters everyday to charge their pre-paid metres or for other services even in the face of Ebola. Continue reading NPA Promotes Ebola
The two Ebola Suvivors – Dr Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol
Ebola survivor, William Pooley, the first confirmed Briton to have contracted the deadly virus, has flown back to Sierra Leone where he contracted the virus to continue humanitarian work in the country. The 29-year-old nurse was flown back to the United Kingdom in August to receive treatment and made a full recovery after receiving the experimental Zmapp drug.
Pooley, from Suffolk, said he is ‘delighted’ to be returning to Sierra Leone, where 932 people have succumbed to the deadly fever, to support healthcare teams in treating patients. Last night he flew out to Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown to the Connaught Hospital, to work with the Kings Health Partners – a coalition of Kings College London and London NHS trusts – training local staff and building isolation units. The news comes after the sixth British aid flight landed in Freetown yesterday. Continue reading UK Ebola Survivor Fights Ebola
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ACC INDICTS IMPERSONATOR AND EX-MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has charged to court one MOSES ALIE, a resident of Makeni, for Impersonating an Officer of the ACC and Attempting to Obtain an Advantage contrary to Sections 76 and 41(1) (a) of the Anti-Corruption Act 2008. Continue reading 8 In ACC Net
By Abdul R. Bedor Kamara
Workers of the Sierra Leone Ports Authority (SLPA) Marine Slipway and Repair Facility have called for its privatization due to its deplorable state in terms of equipment, personnel and infrastructure.
The slipway was constructed in 1952.
The Manager of the Marine Slipway, Malcolm Walta Green disclosed that the institution was rehabilitated in 2001 but with no modern equipment provided and disclosed that when rehabilitated and provided with modern equipment, the facility would create employment, generate income by repairing and maintaining sea vessels and in the process contribute to the country’s socio-economic development. Continue reading Workers Call For Privatization Of Marine Slipway
Chairlady Fatou Marah …. Visionary and hark working
At a closed door meeting on 11th October 2014, the Chairlady of the New Town Community, Fatou Marah was exonerated amidst allegations against her by members of the Elders’ Committee of indiscriminate sale of plots of land thereby destroying the mangrove fish ponds flowing through the Aberdeen Creek.
During the meeting, a letter signed by one of the Elders, Pa Sorie Papu, was presented to the meeting. Continue reading New Town Exonerates Chairlady
By Alpha Bedoh Kamara
The economic devastation caused by the ebola pandemic in the three West African countries most affected: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, all in the Mano River Union, is creating a circle of unseen social instability, economic stagnation and breakdown on societal values.
While efforts by the international community are being centered in the prevention and containment of the virus, they should also be thinking about plans for post-ebola engagements with the governments and people affected because the situation which has already impeded business growth and international relations may adversely threatens the social stability of these three countries. Continue reading Ebola impact in the Mano River Union