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Women called to be faithful

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The Community Youth Development Association Women’s wing in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, has called on all women to be faithful to their partners. This was the theme chosen by the group of women as a strategy to sensitize their peers on the awareness and the ‘ABC’ prevention method of HIV and AIDS. The programme started[...]

Blair Apologises to Freetonians

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has apologized to the people of Freetown for not visiting the city even though he has visited the country twice in six years. Mr Blair made this public apology over UN radio after he said he had been listening to callers to the radio station while driving to the 15th[...]

Fire Fighters beat Guma engineer to death

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

Tony Ojay, a senior engineer of the Guma Valley Water Company, was yesterday beaten to death by some fire fighters of the Freetown Fire Force at the Rasmusson Street hydrant, west of the capital. According to eyewitnesses’ accounts, engineer Ojay met the five personnel illegally siphoning water from the hydrant and cautioned them to discontinue[...]

US$1m boost for school feeding programme

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development has recently made a contribution of US$1,069,160 towards the implementation of the World Food Programme supported school feeding and nutrition programmes.The donation was made on behalf of the German Government and was part of a German Multilateral contribution of 11.5 million euros to the World Food[...]

MARWOPNET engages army wives on peace consolidation

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The Mano River Women’s Peace Network (MARWOPNET) has ended a one-day workshop with the armed forces’ wives on the role of consolidating peace in the country. MARWOPNET’s vice president, Yasmin Fofanah, said the establishment of this organization was to ensure the sustenance of peace in the Mano River basin. Mrs Fofanah said the importance of[...]

Indigenous Importers team up in Kenema

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The official launching of the Indigenous Import Traders’ Association (I.I.T.A.) has taken place at the “How for do” guesthouse in Kenema. In his welcome address the chairman of the occasion, D.B.Mosia, thanked all for leaving their busy schedules to make the occasion a success, and described the day as a milestone in Kenema’s history. He[...]

Approved School to be opened today

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

The minister of social welfare gender and children’s affairs, Mrs. Shirley Y. Gbujama, will today receive keys to the newly-refurbished Approved School at Wellington, Freetown, from the Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP). JSDP applies a multi-sector approach, working with all stakeholders who have a part to play in delivering justice, and juvenile justice is paramount[...]

Koidu Holdings refutes CJM’s claims

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The chief administrator of Koidu Holdings Limited, Sadiq Sillah, has refuted claims made by the Campaign for Just Mining (CJM) over allegations that his company resettled affected people in incomplete houses. Briefing the media in Kono, the chief administrator said, “we decided to resettle some of the people before the completion of the structures because[...]

NCP calls for closer coordination

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The commissioner of the National Commission for Privatisation (NCP), retired Major Abdul Turay, has endorsed the call for closer coordination by decision makers.He emphasized this point at the close of a three-day high level technical meeting organized by the government at the Kalleone Entertainment Complex, Hill Station in Freetown. At a round table discussion on[...]

TDS launches ‘Situation Comedy’

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

 The Search for Common Ground/Talking Drum Studio (SFCG/TDS) has launched its election sitcom. The first episode situation comedy, which will start screening today, is a-ten episode soap designed to sensitize Sierra Leoneans on the upcoming elections. TDS’ Public Information and Campaign Coordinator (PICC), Abdul Rahman Rashid, says the television series will bring up pertinent election[...]