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Archive for December, 2007

Local government elections to be held in July

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

The National Electoral Commission (NEC) has announced that the local government elections will be held on the 5th of July 2008. The 2008 Local Government elections will be conducted for the five city councils of Freetown, Bo, Kenema, Koidu-New Sembehun and Makeni, one municipal Council in Bonthe Township and 13 District councils. The NEC Commissioner[...]

Chinese to offer free eye care and fibroid services

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Health and Sanitation Minister Dr Soccoh Kabia has officially re-launched a women’s health care project initiated by the Chinese Medical Team in Sierra Leone at the Kingharman Road Government Hospital in Freetown. Delivering his keynote address, Dr Kabia described the eye as one of the valuable parts of the body. He said that loss of[...]

Schlenkar secondary school links up with England school

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

A link has been established between Schlenkar secondary school of Port Loko and the Bishop Bell Church of England School in the UK. The aim of this link is to enrich the academic opportunities of pupils through an interactive dialogue between learners of the two schools. Schlenkar was founded on 10 October 1959 by the[...]

Kabala hospital gets ultra modern maternity unit

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

The Minister of Health and Sanitation, Dr Soccoh Kabia has officially opened the newly built UNICEF funded ultra modern maternity unit at the government hospital in kabala. Addressing the opening and handing over ceremony, the Health and Sanitation Minister underscored the importance of the facility, adding that it would go a long way in complementing[...]

International artistes to thrill Sierra Leone

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

In what looks like a who-is-who in the music business, Sierra Leoneans will be thrilled by a list of celebrated international artistes and models on the 31 December. “The festival is being organized to begin a positive image building, internationally promoting Sierra Leone to boost tourism and infrastructural development” said Nasser Hyjazy, the project Director[...]

U.S. Embassy awards Sierra Leonean students for writing about Amistad

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

The United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, June Carter Perry has awarded Sam S. Sesay, a pupil of the Government Model Senior Secondary School, the first place in the Amistad esay competition sponsored by the embassy.  The Award was presented at the U.S. Embassy before an audience that included the Deputy Minister of Culture, the[...]

Magistrate expresses concern over non appearance of prisoners in court

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

The principal magistrate in Port Loko Joseph Amadu has expressed concern over the non appearance of remand prisoners in court. He said witnesses as well as litigants had not heard about any progress with their matters for the fourth consecutive month. Magistrate Amadu was speaking at the Lungi Magistrate Court where he concluded a final[...]

Four denied bail at Lungi Magistrate court

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Four accused persons from Maplah village in the Loko Massama chiefdom have been denied bail following an application submitted by the prosecutor at the Lungi Magistrate Sergeant 3999 Andrew Foday Conteh. Osman Sankoh, Foday Kargbo, Alhaji Marrah and Ibrahim Sankoh were in court on a three-count charge ranging from conspiracy, larceny of cattle and killing[...]

Sierra Leone to host ECOWAS Nutrition Forum

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Sierra Leone is to host the eleventh ECOWAS Nutrition Forum in September next year, according to the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Liaison Officer and Deputy Secretary II in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Tommy Tengbeh. Briefing the press after representing the Ministry at the Assembly of Health Ministers meeting in Bissau, Mr Tengbeh[...]

First Lady cautions Eat less of plantain, foo foo and white rice

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
First Lady cautions Eat less of plantain, foo foo and white rice

In administering treatment to high-blood pressure and diabetes patients yesterday at the Miatta Conference Hall, the First Lady Mrs Sia Koroma cautioned against the eating of plantain, foo foo and white rice which she said carry 98 grams of carbohydrates. She urged all to eat more of brown rice, cous-cous and bulgur which carry less[...]