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NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, MPs Commence Debate on Presidential Address
A five-day parliamentary debate on the presidential speech delivered on Friday 8th October 2010 to mark the opening of the fourth session of the House commenced yesterday in the well of Parliament. Majority APC members’ motion on the debate was ‘To thank his Excellency the President Ernest Bai Koroma for the address he so graciously delivered on the occasion of the state opening of the fourth session of the third Parliament of the Second Republic of Sierra Leone.’ Members of the opposition parties, the People Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) and the Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) seriously and unequivocally scrutinized some sections of the president’s speech.
Oct 19, 2010, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, IIC CEO Qualifies For Fellowship Award
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of International Insurance Company (SL) Limited, Nduka O. Anyaso, recently qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute of London. Consequently, he has been elected by the Board of the Institute into the revered elite group of Chartered Insurance Institute of London, which was conveyed to him in a letter from the Secretary of the Fellowship Board of the Institute, Ms. Rebecca Fletcher, taking effect from the 1st of October, 2010.
Oct 19, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
*NGO Targets Teenage Pregnancy * Kissy Mental Home Lacks Facilities *Sand Mining ‘ Wahala’ at Goderich *NRA to Open Domestic Tax Department * Soldiers Arrested with Stolen Bed Nets *President Koroma Disappoints SLAJ *DOs to Resume Work in December *Judge Frees 2 ACC Accused.
Oct 19, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, London Mining Boosts 50th Anniversary Committee
London Mining Company (LMC) has on Friday, 15th October 2010 given boost to the 50th Independent Anniversary Committee with the donation of two brand new Toyota Four Runner Jeeps during a brief ceremony at the Committee’s 56b Main Motor Road Headquarters in Freetown. The vehicles, each costing US$47,000 were presented to the Committee by the Head of Investments of London Mining Company, Thomas Credland. He noted the company’s several interventions in the social development of the country in line with its corporate social responsibility, in spite of the fact that the company is yet to commence effective mining.
Oct 18, 2010, 12:30

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Abdul Tejan Cole Loses Two Corruption Cases
Even as runaway Anti Corruption Commissioner Abdul Tejan-Cole and his media allies were allegedly boasting that his conduct of cases brought to the Law Courts were above board and the cases were water-tight, the DFID funded, Gambian born Justice Mary Sey, was, for the first time since she arrived in Sierra Leone, busy putting the final touches to her two judgments delivered against the Anti Corruption Commission last Friday October 15, 2010 in which she acquitted and discharged Establishment Secretary A.C. Ngaujah who had been defended by Lawyer Blyden Jenkins-Johnston. She however convicted Permanent Secretary Mr. Samuel Huggins on one count of corruption.
Oct 18, 2010, 12:28

NEWS : Local News
German MPs visit Sierra Leone Parliament
A German Parliamentary delegation led by Honorable Joachim Spatz of the Sub-Committee on Crisis Prevention and Network Security of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany which arrived in Freetown on the 14th October 2010, has over the weekend paid a visit to the Sierra Leone Parliament as part of their two-days official and working visit in the country. The primary purpose of the visit was to meet and exchange views and experience with members of the Sierra Leone parliament as well as principal stakeholders in government that will feature a round table discussion around the topics “Challenges to Effective Parliamentary Oversight and Representation” and “Exchange of Experiences”.
Oct 18, 2010, 12:26

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Edward Blyden III to be buried October 26
The funeral and internment of one of the former National Orators of Sierra Leone, International Diplomat and Academic per excellence, Professor Emeritus Ambassador Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden III will be held in Freetown next week Tuesday October 26th 2010 at the Zion Methodist Church, Wilberforce Street, followed by his internment at the Race Course Cemetery where he would be laid next to the grave of his own late Grandfather Professor Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden the First. The late Professor Dr. Edward Wilmot Blyden, one of the figureheads of Sierra Leone’s independence from Great Britain, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 92 years on Sunday 10th October 2010 at his Smart Farm residence in Freetown.
Oct 18, 2010, 12:24

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* NAS Ends Sensitizing children on AIDS * Makeni to get electricity supply * CCSL calls on Kailahun to embark on extensive agriculture * AISL Trains Human Right Volunteers * British Council Trains School Children on Climate Change * Fire Destroys a Shop at Kissy *SLAJ to Launch Economic Network.
Oct 18, 2010, 12:22

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Traders Debunk Minister’s Fake Claims
The Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Dr. Sam Sesay’s claim on 15th October 2010 during the Government Weekly Press Conference held at the Youyi Building that locally produced rice is being sold in the open market at the cost of Le 400 (Four Hundred Leones) has been sternly refuted by traders who say on the contrary, “prices of rice across the board are going up every day and that the cost of the type of rice the Minister was referring to presently cascades between Le 800 and Le 900 per cup. Dr. Sesay had stated that his Ministry has tremendously well over the three years under review to provide rice sufficient enough to feed the people of Sierra Leone, to the extent that the cost of rice is very low when compared to what obtained three years ago.
Oct 18, 2010, 12:20

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Mines Minister Says Mining Newsletter is Bogus
The Minister of Mineral Resources and Political Affairs, Alhaji Alpha Kanu has referred to the newly launched newsletter on mining as erroneous, misleading and mischievous that is a figment of the authors’ imaginations. The newsletter titled ‘Mining Watch Vol. 2 was launched at the Atlantic Hall, National Stadium in Freetown on Wednesday 13th October 2010 by the Association of Journalists on Mining and Extractive (AJMES) in collaboration with Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) on the theme ‘Main streaming the media in advocacy for just mining.’
Oct 15, 2010, 17:14

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Girl 3 Suffers Excessive Tumor
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Rowaca Cancer Group - Sierra Leone, with the support of Childhood Cancer (CHOC) South Africa has joined the parents of Zainab Koroma, a three-year-old girl living with excessive tumor since, to search for good will persons and organizations to help save the poor girl’s life. Rowaca is leading the advocacy for medi­cal treatment for Zainab who has become partially blind as a result of excessive tumor in the right eye.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:12

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Magistrate Gives Final Warning to Peep Editor
The ongoing matter between Dr Sylvia Blyden publisher of the Awareness Times and Christopher Koker, Acting Editor of the PEEP! Magazine came up yesterday 14th October, 2010 at Court No. 11 before His Worship Magistrate Davies Cole with the Magistrate giving a final warning to Koker to cease and desist from publishing scurrilous articles that seek to defame the female publisher. The "final warning" came about after Lawyer James Fornah Sesay applied for the accused’s bail to be withdrawn for continuing to publish and print libelous stories against Dr. Sylvia Blyden.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Subscribers Commend Zain for Mama 2010
Tens of Zain subscribers have appreciated the company for being part of activities that are hectic and very lively. This was disclosed to the Awareness Times when our reporter took on the streets of Freetown to sound the views of subscribers on the Mama Promotion 2010. Most of the subscribers spoken to said Zain has always brought unique opportunities for them. A subscriber, Mr. Lamin Turay said they are ready to take either the road to Tanzania or to witness the Mama event in Lagos, Nigeria in December. Mr. Turay disclosed that Zain has always taken its customers to be part of international events held in other countries.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Concern World Wide ends 5th People’s Forum in Tonkolili
On Friday 1st October, 2010, one of the leading Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) operating in Tonkolili, Concern World Wide (CWW) held the 5th People’s Forum at the Valentino Hall in Mile 91. the forum brought together eminent personalities within the district, including community members. In her opening remarks, the chairperson who is also the Deputy Chairperson of the Tonkolili District Council (TDC), Madam Fatmata Daramy Sesay lauded the efforts of Concern Worldwide for their tremendous work in the district which she described as a blessing for the people of Tonkolili as they are in desperate need of development.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:06

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Pademba Road inmates benefit from free eye care
As part of activities ahead of the World Sight Day and World White Cane Day on the 14th October, 2010, inmates with eye problems were given free examination and treatment by a group of health care providers. Leading the campaign at the prisons was AdvocAid, a non-governmental organization that has been collaborating with eye care stakeholders such as Sight Savers, Choithrams Hospital and UMC Eye hospital among others to engage in activities to mark the commemoration of World Sight Day. The team made the visitation yesterday, Wednesday 13th. It was a rare opportunity for prisoners and prison officers to benefit from such free treatment.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:04

NEWS : Local News
Awareness Times News Briefs from Sierra Leone
* Hajj Visas Issued in Freetown *FCC Bans Night Trading * Kenema District Council to Construct School *Drivers’ Union Accuses Police of Harassment *Step Father Beats 3 Months’ Old Son to Death * NGO Targets Traditional Harmful Practices * Expired beer out for sale *Rapist Police Sergeant on the Run *Fake Doctor Arrested for Killing 3-Month-Old Baby.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:02

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, CGG concludes Dialogue Forum on the come back of District Officers
In Pursuance of its aim of promoting democratic participation, efficient and transparent governance at the local level, Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) has on Thursday 14th October 2010 hold a one day forum on the reintroduction of District Officers (DOs) in Local Governance at Santanno House on Howe Street in Freetown . In her atatement CGG National Coordinator, Madam Valnora Edwin .noted that they were currently implementing a Project titled "Monitoring Local Councils" which is aimed at addressing several issues including increase in quality and quantity of public debates on local governance issues, transparency of government operations and the publication of the Decentralization Watch Journal.
Oct 15, 2010, 17:00

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, President Reassures Investors at Newton
President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 12th October 2010 launched the First Step Economic Opportunity Zone at Newtown in the Western Rural District. This is a private sector initiative by World Hope International in line with the president’s Agenda for Change drive to transform Sierra Leone from import to export Zone through private investment. Making his address to the gathering that included Cabinet Ministers, parliamentarians, diplomats, investors and traditional rulers, the president said it was an opportunity for Sierra Leone to launch an Economic Opportunity Zone which has the propelling propensity to pave way for many investors into to the country.
Oct 14, 2010, 17:10

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Saint Anthony School Teacher Jailed for Homo Sexuality
A Class 6 teacher of the Saint Anthony Boys’ Primary School, Syke Street in western Freetown who was identified in court as Daniel Martin has been refused bail and sent on remand at Pademba Road on allegations of homosexuality. On yesterday’s date, Daniel made anther appearance in Court No. 1A before Magistrate Steven Conteh on one count charge of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy of the School. Offence sheet read out in the court stated that the accused on the 1st September 2010 in the School compound subjected the boy to sexual intercourse contrary to law.
Oct 14, 2010, 17:08

NEWS : Local News
In Sierra Leone, Zain Change Is In The Air Promotion For Mamas 2010
Change is in the air as MTV and Zain Africa (acquired by Bharti Airtel in 2010) lock down Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Teargas and Daddy Owen to deliver a series of spine-tingling live performances at the upcoming MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain (MAMA). The four artists are the first performers to be announced for the 2010 edition of the Awards, which take place on Saturday 11 December 2010 at the Eko EXPO Hall, Lagos, Nigeria. There are a lot of music awards ceremonies in Africa, however The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) is as big as the EMA’s or VMA’s for Africa.
Oct 14, 2010, 17:02

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