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Freetown Business School
February 2017 saw the inception of Freetown Business School, a project which could ultimately see Freetown being the go-to place in Africa for post-graduate business education. Freetown Business School (FBS) was founded by Christine Sesay, Alfred Akibo-Betts and Violet Asgill. It caters to just about everyone interested in advancing their business education and skills: Post-graduates,...
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Fly-Mid-Africa
Another casualty of the Ebola scourge was Gambia Bird, the airline which used to service Freetown to Banjul (and Senegal) route. Consequently, getting to The Gambia from Sierra Leone meant taking a ‘not so slight’ detour via Morocco. Or if you’re that way inclined, a 2 day trip by road. Fly Mid Africa is the...
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Today we shine the spotlight on a Sierra Leonean owned company based in the States. They have been on our radar for a while now and have continued to strengthen their brand. We hear from their operations guru, Ralph Diesel about the starting up the business, challenges, and plans for the future. Of course we...
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Tasso
Baobab Trust launches accommodation at Tasso Island As we headed up the beach I could hear the loud sound of a trending local song with pulsating drum rhythms and deep bass vocals. A short incline from the beach opened into a forest edge clearing. My jaw dropped. Hundreds of villagers were dancing to the music...
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CEO-of-Turkish-Air-hands-over-gift-to-Amb.Timbo
By Alhaji M.B. Jalloh, Information Attaché Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States The Deputy Chairman and CEO of Turkish Airlines has said that the company is evaluating commencement of flights between Istanbul Ataturk and Lungi International Airports. CEO Bilal Eksi made the disclosure during a courtesy call on the Management of Turkish Airlines by Ambassador...
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What is it like? With its luminous green paint, 232 Complex is easily the most noticeable spot on the Lumley Beach Front that doesn’t have flashing lights. I mean, who could miss those giant Heineken banners? It has a trendy yet understated look that is quick to catch the eye. It houses a restaurant, lounge,...
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VSL ran a trip to Bunce Island on March 26th and the following article is from Memuna Forna, who runs Insight – “The only magazine for those who do business in Sierra Leone”. Very interesting and well worth a read. You can also follow her on Twitter @ft_insight On Sunday 24th March, when I visited,...
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Medview
Med-View Airline, a private Nigerian aviation firm, launched its maiden flight from Lagos, Nigeria, to the Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia, on Tuesday, December 20. Med-View Airline will be operating a regular flight to Accra, Monrovia, and Freetown, respectively, according to the Liberian Embassy in Abuja. After the maiden flight, the airline will fly to...
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During my stay in London I paid a visit to a Rainbow Tours, tour operator who have been our partners since 2009. They were probably the first operator to fully commit to marketing the Sierra Leone product, post conflict. Post-ebola, they have made enquiries but bookings are yet to come, so I thought it would...
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KLM
KLM is set to start flights to Sierra Leone in 2017. This is a much welcomed development which improve connections for Sierra Leone to other countries in Europe and beyond. KLM will operate its flights to Freetown and Monrovia using Airbus 330-200s with a seat capacity of 267 passengers. Flight KL0511 will depart on Wednesdays,...
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