Exclusive interview with General Manager of the Tourist Board

Following the demolition of illegal structures in tourist area of Aberdeen, we decided to talk exclusively to the General Manager of the National Tourist Board – Mr Yassin Kargbo – to get current status and future plans for the area. Visit Sierra Leone (VSL): How are you settling in to your new job? YASSIN KARGBO […]

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Impressive Aspen Healthcare opens in Sierra Leone

We got a chance to look through the new Aspen Medical Private Medical Clinic and we were very impressed. Among a variety of plan options, there is a 30 day membership plan for which could be ideal for short term visitors to Sierra Leone. Located at the former site of the NACTIB New Life Hospital […]

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Free Event:”A State of Emergence” – A Group Exhibition by Rising Contemporary Sierra Leonean Artists

“The Barray” is a group of innovative, emerging Sierra Leonean artists who will be putting on a maiden exhibition in Freetown in the first week of December. The event is titled: “A State of Emergence” – A Group Exhibition by Rising Contemporary Sierra Leonean Artists DATE: Thursday December 3, 2015 6:30 pm [Opening] & December […]

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Massive storm batters Tiwai Island

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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Shookoobly Business Centre brings short term office solutions

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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Sea Coach Express to launch new 72 seater boat

“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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Visa price increase

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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Homegrown: Meet 21 yr old entrepreneur 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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As Leone Lodge reopens, we talk exclusively to Sam King

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 Hotel that never gave up

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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