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Lockdown is a risk worth taking

Lockdown is a risk worth taking

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 By Joseph Dumbuya If the response of callers to a recent morning show on Radio Democracy is anything to go by, then it is…

IMPACT OF THE EBOLA OUTBREAK ON THE SIERRA LEONE ECONOMY

A Preliminary Assessment (August 2014) SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 Introduction The outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the Mano River Union sub-region spilled over into Sierra…

The Politics of Pontius Pilate

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 By: Raymond Dele Awoonor-Gordon It is unfortunate that we are learning about the deadly Ebola in a hard way, with hundreds of dedicated and…

THE REPAIR SYNDROME

SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 By Ing. Alfred H.C. Barlatt Any system or arrangement which is bedevilled by perpetual repair develops a systemic retrogression. In such environment, a cycle…

Mr. President, Okada Curfew is Causing Hardship!

Mr. President, Okada Curfew is Causing Hardship!

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 By Alpha Rashid Jalloh President Koroma’s immense and timely effort in containing the Ebola outbreak has been widely appreciated in the country as many…

How Much Money Is Sierra Leone Deriving From The Gateway?

How Much Money Is Sierra Leone Deriving From The Gateway?

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 By M.A. Kargbo The World Bank has insisted that the Sierra Leone Government should now work towards the speedy liberalisation of the International Gateway.…

The unsung heroes of the Ebola campaign

The unsung heroes of the Ebola campaign

SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 By Joseph Dumbuya The Ebola campaign has had its fair share of villains from within and without. The international community has come under sharp…

Findings of the Corruption Survey Report: Action is needed now

Findings of the Corruption Survey Report: Action is needed now

AUGUST 26, 2014 By Abubakarr Turay The Anti-Corruption Commission last month launched the 2013 National Corruption Perception Survey. The ACC, with support from the World Bank, contracted…

Tink Salone, think again

Tink Salone, think again

AUGUST 23, 2014 By Joseph Dumbuya I had told you to close the borders with Guinea. I had told you to ‘put boots on the ground to…

Ebola campaign: between point-scoring and making a difference

By Joseph Dumbuya Listening to parliamentarians debate the presidential declaration of a State of Public Emergency, I was struck at the length SLPP MPs, not least those…