Ricketts, Banana Island

Ricketts, Banana Island

Said to be named after Major H.J. Ricketts who, after retiring from the army, worked in the Liberated African Department of Sierra Leone. He founded numerous villages for liberated Africans though he later fled Sierra Leone due to unpopularity with the local...
Dublin, Banana Island

Dublin, Banana Island

Dublin is 11 miles long  and  1.3 quarters miles wide with seven hills and seven beaches and a population of 842 (2012). Dublin is full of backyard gardens, big breadfruit trees and rare and delightful butterflies. In the morning, you will be greeted by beautiful...
The Next NBA Star Could Be From Sierra Leone

The Next NBA Star Could Be From Sierra Leone

The Archibald Red Flames were losing by 22 points with only a quarter of the game to play. The basketball court at the National Stadium was packed and hissing with noise from the crowd and the sound of pounding rubber soles and colliding bodies on the concrete. Due to...
Homegrown: Nina’s Coffee

Homegrown: Nina’s Coffee

When it comes to Nina’s Coffee “homemade with love” is not just a marketing tagline; the stuff is literally brewed in the kitchen of proprietor Sylthea Redwood-Sawyerr. She plays music as she roasts the beans in small batches. Each batch receives the attention a...
York

York

York is a distinctly Krio village with a rich history though the village also comprises of various other tribes. Prior to the arrival of the liberated slaves, the Sherbro were settled in the area and the village as called Momimi. York village is over 200 years old,...
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