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: Apr 8th, 2016 - 16:17:27 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
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  

Awareness Times News Briefs From Sierra Leone
By David A Jabati Jnr.
Oct 11, 2006, 13:14
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Bombali to get nursing school

Reports indicate that Bombali District in the Northern Province would soon get a Nursing School. This disclosure is reported to have been made by the Bombali District Chairman, Eric Dura Sesay. According to the Chairman, the initiative is a bid to improve on the health sector in the district. Already, reports say modalities have been put in place by both the Council and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology to forward the proposed project in order for it to become a reality within the shortest possible time. According to reports, the proposed school would be established at the Northern Polytechnic.

Police officer blamed for escapee suspect

A police officer, Emerson Kargbo, attached to the Central Police Station is reported to have aided and abetted the escape of a suspect, Salieu Sanu, who is reported to have been in custody after he was arrested last Saturday for allegedly stabbing one Abdul Kadri Turay for a microphone. According to reports, the suspect was expected to have appeared in Court, past Monday, but was absent. The report states that Emerson Kargbo had lied to the family of the victim that the suspect had asked him to allow him to look for food to eat when he pulled a fast-one on him. However reports reaching the victim’s family intimate that the police officer was bribed by the suspect’s mother. The police investigation however continues.

Over Convent Saga, Peter Tucker intervenes

Chairman of the Law Reform Commission, Dr. Peter Tucker is reported to have intervened into the saga involving the Principal of the St Joseph’s Convent Secondary School in Freetown and the Catholic Mission. "Christ’s faithfuls, and especially the Bishops, are to strive earnestly, with due respect for justice, to ensure disputes among the people of God are as far as possible avoided, settled promptly and without rancour," Dr. Tucker quoted a paragraph from the Code of Canon Law in a letter to written to the Metropolitan Bishop, Henry Ganda. The Principal of St Joseph’s Convent, Euginia Rogers, had been asked to go on transfer. A decision, reports say, was taken by the Bishop, which however did not cut ice with Dr. Tucker.

Nurses threaten strike action

Reports have it that nurses of Class of 2003 Maternal and Child Health Aid have planned to go on a sit-down strike, come November this year. The reason fore the proposed strike action is according to report as result of non-payment of salaries. According to reports, since this set of nurses graduated in 2003 they have not been paid salaries. The nurses are reported to have also filled out the Public Service Commission (PSC) form which was expected to have ushered in their salaries. "We have channeled our complains through the Ministry of Health but to no avail, our last resort is to see the Vice President," the aggrieved nurses are reported to have stated.

Over Yenga EFSL boss speaks out!

"The conflict over the ownership of Yenga, between Guinea and Sierra Leone, is not a healthy development for a country like ours just emerging from war," the Secretary General of the Evangelical Fellowship of Sierra Leone (EFSL), Aiah Foday Khabenja is reported stating to the press recently. This occupation of Guinean troops, according to the EFSL boss, is considered an act of provocation and a potential source of instability to Sierra Leone. "We are concerned that Government has downplayed this matter for far too long," Khabenje said.

SLBS staff to down tools

Staff of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) are reported to have threatened strike action, should Government fail to improve their working conditions. Our source further intimates that the workers are particularly disgruntled over the management of the station, which, according to them, has greatly incapacitated them. The workers are also reported to have complained about the lack of equipment in the station.

"I did not libel anybody in my music" says Pupa Bajah

The two times consecutive proud Celtel Premier Media award winning hip-hop Sierra Leonean artist, Pupa Bajah, has strongly reacted to ‘For di People’ newspaper story, which accused him of libeling prominent politicians in the country, including the Vice President, Solomon Berewa. Pupa Bajah said since his 10 years in music, nobody has accused him of libeling anybody. "The publication is false, malicious, misleading, mischievous baseless and unfounded," the lyrical warrior said.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
Sierra Leone News : President Commits Sierra Leone to the Fight against Terror
Sierra Leone News : Dr. Sylvia Blyden is Sworn In, Takes Up Office & Tours Her Ministry
Sierra Leone News : Methodist Boys’ High School Celebrates 142 Years of Existence
EDITORIALS
Giving Ernest Bai Koroma What He Genuinely Deserves
Yes, Parliament Needs Solemnity Right Now
Sierra Leone Editorial: As Obama Nominates Judge... Lessons for that Octogenarian & 37% Cohorts
FROM OUR TEAM
APOLOGY FOR DELAY IN WEBSITE NEWS UPDATES
Rogue Judiciary Catalysed Civil War - Sierra Leone Citizens
Sierra Leone News: Awareness Times Newspaper is back after Holiday Break
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Ambassador Moseray Fadika Hailed By Sierra Leoneans In The Diaspora From All Walks Of Life
Dr. Sylvia Blyden on her Medical Qualifications
Six Years of CARMMA: restoring gains in health service delivery : ‘No woman or child should die during birth’
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone President’s Wife Denies being Infected by Ebola
Mr. Edward Babatunde Blyden Located: We Give God the Glory!
QUOTABLE QUOTE ON NEGATIVE SIERRA LEONE POLITICKING
FEATURES
Quotable Quote: Kamarainba on Dr. Sylvia Blyden
WHEN PRESIDENT KOROMA PROMISES HE DELIVERS-HEALTH MINISTER TELLS WATERLOO PEOPLE
Sierra Leone Politics: Emergency, SLPP, Sections 77(1)(k) & 77(1)(L)
ENTERTAINMENT
ALONZO : TALK ABOUT SALONE
PROFILES
OJU Wilson - Your contribution to the Human Rights Struggle and the Rule of Law will never be forgotten
Sierra Leone Politics : Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, a Muslim Steering an all-inclusive APC Secretariat
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Investment: Hon. Turay Cajoles UNESCO Investors
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY DR. ERNEST BAI KOROMA ON THE OCCASION OF THE FORMAL LAUNCHING OF THE 2015 POPULATION AND HOUSING CENSUS PROVISIONAL RESULTS ON MARCH 31ST 2016
KEY NOTE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF TRANSPORTAND AVIATION, LEONARD BALOGUN KOROMA ON THE COMMISSIONING OF THE MODERN VEHICLE REPAIR WORKSHOP AND REFURBISHED LICENSE HALL AT SLRSA COMPOUND ON THURSDAY 31ST MARCH, 2016
In Memory Of Our Loving Grandmother And Great-Grandmother Joko M.Sasay
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Sierra Leone Health Ministry Hails International Insurance Company
Sierra Rutile in Advertorial on its activities
ADVERTISEMENTS
EBOLA Breaking ‘NEWS’ - Do you seek good for Kenema & Kailahun?
SATIRE
SPECIAL POEM : A Tale of 2 Women
SLPP, be Grateful to Lt. Maada Bio

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