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Extension of UNIPSIL mandate is a booster for resource mobilization drive

By Michael Massaquoi, Coordinator, Peacbuilding Commission Secretariat The renewal of United Nations Integrated Peace building Office (UNIPSIL) mandate for a year is certainly a booster to peace consolidation and development…

Leone Stars is out of 2012 Nations Cup but but not Down!!

The proverbial ‘so near, yet so far’, has again haunted our darling Leone Stars, depriving our promising rising stars to showcase their talents in next year’s Gabon/Equatorial Guinea African Football…

Drunk driving causes 5 Vehicles to perish

Madam Finda Koroma may be a worried woman, pleading with vehicle owners and trying to settle costs of repairs relating to five vehicles that were ruthlessly damaged by two officers,…

Rado Yokie and fourteen others relocate to Pademba Prison

By Unissa Bangura The  Freetown Magistrate Court No.2 presided over by Mr. J.O.Wellington who has been recently promoted as a High Court Judge was yesterday filled to the brim when…

Shadow Mineral Company may face Le1. 25 Billiion damages and cost

…Next Tuesday set as deadline A Mining Company calling itself Shadow Minerals may soon be indicted by the Industrial Court if its owners fail to comply with the 11th Tuesday,…

Policy options and practical steps in tackling Debt Crises for developing countries

By Dr. Foday M. Kallon        076 788 967/033 241 775   A debt, whether secured or unsecured, private or public, syndicated or bilateral, or combinations of the above, is…

Political Conspiracy as SLPP boycott State Opening of Parliament

….Organized by John Benjamin and Co. Whether it was done to instill fear in the APC Government or in anticipation to protect some of their key supporters that would be…

Communication to become cheaper as Fibre Cable lands this weekend in Sierra Leone

The Ministry of Information and Communications wishes to inform the general public that Sierra Leone’s share of the 17,000 KM Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) fibre optic link will arrive…

Parliamentary Whip warns lazy Members of Parliament in Sierra Leone

Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, aka Bo School is arguably one of Sierra Leone’s most experienced current crop of APC Parliamentarians. He contested and won the 2002 Parliamentary elections under the District…

Neither Akon nor Mohammed Bangura in Sierra Leone

By Philip Neville Few days to Sierra Leone’s 49th Independence Celebration last year 2010, news about the arrival of the popular American-African (Afro) musical pop star, now rated as America’s…