AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Dec 31st, 2010 - 09:48:41 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News GO TO DISCUSSION FORUM

YOU ARE CURRENTLY AT THE WEBSITE OF SIERRA LEONE'S FASTEST SELLING, HIGHEST SELLING AND MOST WIDELY CIRCULATED NEWSPAPER.
Source of above information: Sierra Leone News Vendors Association


NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Female prisoners to be relocated *Defence raises objections in Allieu Sesay’s trial *7 armed robbers sent to prison *New boss for NRA *MP provides medical help *NPPA staff to down tools *Former commando asks for forgiveness.
Nov 18, 2010, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Drivers Visit Transport Ministry
Members of the Sierra Leone Professional Drivers’ and general transport workers Union recently met with the Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Ransford Hancile to chat the way forward with regards to getting a single union that will seek the welfare of drivers and the general populace. Speaking on behalf of the Sierra Leone Professional Drivers Association (SLPDA), Aruna Conteh aka Ambush Commander, said drivers, both taxi and mini-bus, are suffering with no one to advocate for, and protect them.
Nov 18, 2010, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Goderich Police Boss Meets Community People
The newly transferred Local Unit Commander (LUC) to the Goderich Police Division, Chief Superintendent Alhaji Gibril Kabba Kamara aka Gallant Police over the weekend conducted a familiarization tour of neighbourhoods under his police jurisdiction, which include the Baw-Baw, York, Sussex, No.2 River, Adonkia and Ogoo Farm communities. The move, described by community elders as a novelty was aimed at acquainting the LUC with the people and the community he has been detailed to protect. The tour also gave the LUC the opportunity to give the community people a gist of his own pattern of policing.
Nov 17, 2010, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Kenema farmer wins Zain ticket to MAMA
As we wrote in our Thursday edition that Kenema Farmers have braced up for the upcoming Zain MAMA Show, one Lansana M. Kamara has emerged as one of the first ticket winners to watch MTV MAMA Africa Award in Lagos, Nigeria. The farmer, with phone No. 076964208 and an unknown subscriber with 076545335 became the first lucky winners of the ‘Trip to Nigeria’- Zain Change is in the Air’ Promotional draw which was held at the Lumley Beach on Sunday past weekend. The draw was held simultaneously with series of other activities, including a dancing competition, sale of Zain Sim Packs, questions and answers competition and the distribution of Zain items such as mugs, T-Shirts, caps, MP3 and many other items.
Nov 17, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, IMC to give 32 awards to journalists
The Chairperson of the Independent Media Commission (IMC), Mrs. Bernadette Cole, on Monday 15TH November 2010 told pressmen that there are 32 awards including certificates and trophies to be clinched at this year’s National Media Awards Competition. She made this disclosure at the official launching of the 2010 Awards Ceremony at their Siaka Stevens Street Secretariat in Freetown.
Nov 17, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Zain Mama’s Saves Girl Child From Dropping Out Of School
Girl 17 benefited 700,000 from Zain charity offers at the Lumley beach west of Freetown on the 14th November 2010. Hawa Bangura received such money because of her excellent skills in dancing, as she emerged victorious in the side attraction category during the Zain MAMAs mid draw at the Beach Apple Resort. Speaking to her in an interview, she expressed her plans to use the money judiciously in attending her interview at the Government Secondary School King Tom on Monday the 15th November 2010. She thanked her elder brother for informing her about Zain’s activities at Lumley Beach.
Nov 17, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*Gola Forest Guards, Others Warned.*PRIWA Organizes Luncheon Sale to Boost Prisoners *Thousand of Civil Servants without NASSIT No. *Minister Warns Contractors *2 Motor Bikes for Kono District *ECOWAS Donates US $291,000 to Flood Victims*Youths Terrorize Looking Town Community.
Nov 17, 2010, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, TBAs Ends Outreach Campaign in Bombali District
Supported by the UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Welfare Gender and Children’s Affair (MSWGCA), Bombali District Community Advocacy Groups on Saturday 13th November 2010 ended their chiefdoms sensitization campaign targeting six sections in each of the thirteen (13) Chiefdoms in Bombali District. It could be recalled that in September this year, UNFPA, through the Northern Region Office of the MSWGCA conducted training in Makeni city which attracted traditional birth attendants in thirteen chiefdoms in the Bombali District.
Nov 17, 2010, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, UTB Opens Njala Branch …Launches students and graduates account
One of the most unique indigenous banks in Sierra Leone, Union Trust Bank (UTB), on Friday 11th November 2010, officially opened a new branch at Njala University, Mokonde Campus, in the Moyamba District. To make the launch more auspicious, UTB used the forum as an opportunity to unveil a new product known as students and graduates account.
Nov 15, 2010, 12:18

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Cecilia Bangura Resolves Chieftaincy Crisis in Sanda Loko Chiefdom
The chieftaincy seat in the Sanda Loko Chiefdom, Bombali District, has remained vacant for the past eight (8) years, the Awareness Times has learnt but with the intervention of one Cecilia Bangura, a dynamic female native of the Chiefdom, it now appears that the vacancy will soon be filled. The vacancy resulted because of a long-drawn-out power struggle, which ensued immediately after the death of Paramount Chief Samura Kanu III, eight years ago.
Nov 15, 2010, 12:16

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* Methodist Church Supports Farmers in Bonthe District *YMCA Distributes Start-Up Kits to Beneficiaries *Lassa Fever Kills 3 in Bombali District *Big Welcome for Kadi Sesay *Le100 Million Bail Slammed on Mohamed Bob Jalloh *Central Freetown Needs Parking Areas.
Nov 15, 2010, 12:12

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Premier Media Bows Down to Awareness Times
Over the weekend, earlier predictions by sports analysts and commentators came to pass, when the Premier Media football team suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of the skillful, bouncing and energetic Awareness Times football team. The friendly football match hosted at the Keity Field in Kingtom ended 1-0 in favour of the indomitable Awareness Times football team.
Nov 15, 2010, 12:10

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, there’s no Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Following the publication by the Presidency of the Republic of Sierra Leone, of a glossy magazine entitled “Sierra Leone: The Turn Around: Three Years of Transformative Achievements by The Ernest Koroma Government”, with a proud introductory Preface by no less a person than H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma himself, this newspaper went through the pages and we were quite disturbed at some of what were presented as facts for a global audience including a claim on Page 37 which stated that Ernest Koroma’s Government had undertaken the following:
Nov 12, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, FOI Bill Committed to Legislative Committee
The fight for the enactment of the Freedom of Information Bill (FOI) has taken a further step ahead when it was on Thursday 11th November, 2010 committed to legislative committee for further scrutiny by members. Tabling the bill in parliament, the Minister of Information and Communication Alhaji Ibrahim Ben Kargbo underscored the importance of freedom of information in a democratic and modern society.
Nov 12, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, USA Scientists Visit Bunce Island
The Bunce Island Coalition (BIC), a group that advocates for the preservation of one of Sierra Leone’s relics of the Slave Trade, Bunce Island has brought a team of engineers and scientists to commence a five-year project aimed at preserving the historic site. According to the team leader Joseph Opala who spoke to a cross section of the press yesterday 11th November, 2010 at the Tourism Ministry at King Harman Road in Freetown, their mission is to ensure that Bunce Island is preserved of what remains as historical fact which includes brick and stone wall buildings and artifacts such as graves and cannons.
Nov 12, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* Civil Society calls for Police Reinforcement * Salone to Host Global Entrepreneurship Week * Family Home Movement Offers Medical Treatment * 8 Schools Benefit From Australia Gesture * Sandor Chief Appeals for Bad Roads Rehabilitation *High Rate of HIV/AIDS in Bo, Kenema * Kenema City Council Drags Defaulters to Court * New Library Board Chairman Faces Challenges.
Nov 12, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, GOSL Prepares Fiber Cable Landing Policy Document
To demonstrate the actualization of the landing of fiber cable in the country through the African Coast to Europe Submarine Cable Project for Sierra Leone Cable Limited, the Government of Sierra Leone has finally succeeded in preparing the Environmental and Social Management and Resettlement Policy Framework document of the West Africa Communications Infrastructure Programme. The preparation of the document came to fruition after several months of consultation with the SAL Consult limited, a Ghanaian registered multidisciplinary water and environmental consultancy based in Accra.
Nov 12, 2010, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Media Alliance Ends Child Advocacy Session
Over forty participants drawn from local authorities, child protection agencies, including school authorities and government functionaries converged at the Harry Yansaneh Memorial Hall, SLAJ Secretariat, last weekend for a day’s interactive advocacy workshop on the theme: “Promote Children’s Rights to Protect their Future.” The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Dr. Soccoh Kabia, in his keynote address emphasized on the legislations and the welfare and protection of children in terms of education, health and development, pointing out that Media Alliance for Children is key in highlighting and promoting the issues of children to ensure that they are educated and perpetrators of children’s crime are punished.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:16

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Soldiers Commence Live Firing Exercise
Over three hundred (300) personnel of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) have commenced a three-day live firing exercise at the Benguema Training School, on Wednesday 10th November 2010. The officers, men and women, were drawn from various regiments across the country, including personnel from the Maritime Wing at Murray Town and Wilberforce. Prior to the commencement of the exercise, the Range Conducting Officer, Captain Musa Gbow, disclosed that the training was to broaden the know-how of soldiers on the proper use of weapons.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Airport GM Debunks News Report
The General Manager of the Sierra Leone Airport Authority (SLAA), Mr. John S A Sesay, has on Tuesday 9th November 2010, debunked newspaper stories that there is serious theft going on at the airport. He referred to such publications as unfounded, as according to him, some journalists are in the habit of publishing one sided stories without getting the other side. In that short press briefing, the manager informed that contrary to what he described as fabricated reports, the Sierra Leone Airport Authority is well protected by securities, and that more stringent mechanisms are being put in place for proper security.
Nov 11, 2010, 17:12


Latest Headlines
NEWS
Sports, Music & Politics: News Clippings from Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Peoples Party Bags Le790,000,000 (US$180,000) from Aspirants
COCAINE CASE NEARLY IMPLODES: PRESIDENT INTERVENES - More Leaked Cables
EDITORIALS
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not “Negotiate” for Space with Anyone!
SPECIAL REPORTS
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
THE QUEEN HAS SEEN IN SPORTS WHAT OUR LEADERS HAVE FAILED TO UNDERSTAND
The Miscalculated Mischief of a former Military Ruler aspiring to be President of Sierra Leone
On Trivialities & Play Cooking
FEATURES
WIMSAL at 3……What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRC’s Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
‘Nor Look En Face’ Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
PROFILES
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. HANNAH BABY NELLIE GADD - A Role Model
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Josephine, Widow of late Brigadier Hassan Conteh passes away in London
Two Respected Journalists complain Former Military Ruler aspiring for Sierra Leone Presidency
Office of the Administrator and Registrar General
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba M’Bayo
ADVERTISEMENTS
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
SATIRE
XXXXXXXXXXXX THE CIA SPY
Letter To Tech: The Political ‘Dombolo’ in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
FROM OUR TEAM
Awareness Times will be back shortly with our News Feed from Sierra Leone
If SLPP's Kelfala Kallon cannot even read and understand what he reads...
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself

Copyright © July 2005 - July 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net