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Tiwai Island is home to the extremely rare and elusive pygmy hippopotamus and a site of enormous tourism potential but on the 2nd October 2015, Tiwai Island Wildlife Sanctuary and surrounding areas were hit by a massive Tornado/Storm destroying large parts of the Sanctuary. EFA’s Tommy Garnet: “It was the strongest and most destructive storm...
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The recently opened Shookoobly Business Centre offers short term office space ideal for business visitors to Sierra Leone and start-ups. The business centre based in Hill Station, is housed in two buildings has 16 desk pods for hourly, daily or monthly use. Office comes equipped with high Speed internet to accommodate video conferencing. If you...
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“I’ve got 99 problems but the sea ain’t one” reads one of the stickers on the new boat. There was definitely an air of optimism from the Managing Director of the Sea Coach Express as he looked back at the past few months and ahead into the immediate future. During the ebola outbreak the reduction...
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As part of a review by the Immigration Department, the cost of landing visas have been increased and take effect from 7 September 2015. Price increases also apply to passports and residency permits. You can see our costs here.  
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Hannah Tawarally
Meet Hannah, a 21 year old entrepreneur. She is currently studying business and finance at LICSSAL Business College, but that’s not all she does. Hannah is a budding entrepreneur and runs “Coffee Couriers” – selling authentic Sierra Leone coffee. Like most entrepreneurs, she fell out of adversity and into business. After she completed her Senior...
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Sam King is an entrepreneur, an enterprising Sierra Leonean who isn’t scared to put his money where his mouth is, much so that he is often accused of spreading himself thin. Long before he built Kimbima Hotel (which has been taken over by the Social Security Trust – NASSIT), he had made a name for...
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The original Brookfields Hotel (originally referred to as “transit camp”) was set up over four decades ago its facilities (and grounds) have served as a disco, government ministry, a refugee camp, church, a site for the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC), a holding centre for witnesses for the Special Court, and a school. Needless to...
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Sierra Queen
Westminster Group Plc (‘Westminster’ or the ‘Group’), the AIM listed supplier of managed services and technology based security solutions to governments andgovernment agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and blue chip commercial organisations worldwide, is pleased to announce that the grand launch ceremony of its new flagship ferry, Sierra Queen, will take place in Freetown on 11...
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In three years, I’ve probably passed through Lungi 18 times. On 17 occasions, I ventured no further than the airport, helipad, hovercraft launch, or ferry terminal. Once, I spent six hours in the Lungi Airport Hotel before my 5 a.m. Royal Air Maroc flight. Never did I consider exploring beyond that. But now I know:...
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A natural rope hammock, high on the wooden porch of a treehouse eco-lodge, overlooking a lush green valley and the mountains beyond… A morning mist blanketing the tropical forest terrain…The sounds of birds and insects, and the occasional call of a chimpanzee…Fresh air without the slightest trace of exhaust fumes or burning garbage or the...
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