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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Press Release: New Ferry Service, Sierra Queen launched

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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Podas podas: Vehicles of cultural meaning

All over sub Saharan Africa from East to West, mini buses have a special name. In Kenya it is Matatu, in Nigeria – Danfor, Ghana – Tro-tro, Guinea – Magbana and in Sierra Leone – Poda poda. These are public minibuses which ordinarily are just modes of transportation, but interestingly they are dynamic modes of […]

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Q&A BIMBOLA CARROL

Meet the 31-year old who set up the Freetown-based tourism company Visit Sierra Leone (VSL: www.visitsierraleone.org) just over a year ago Why did you decide to start VSL? There was no travel information on Sierra Leone and I wanted to provide something positive so people could see another side of the country. How big is […]

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