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Massive Redundancies In The Offing… Beer Importers Write NRA Boss

Importers of alcoholic beverages have, in a letter dated 15th June 2016, informed the Commissioner General of NRA (National Revenue Authority), Haja Isatu Kallah-Kamara that, the speedy and irrational implementation of Section 22 of the Finance Act 2016 will lead to massive job losses in …

That Senseless & Killer Excise Duty On Imported Alcoholic Beverages

That Senseless & Killer Excise Duty On Imported Alcoholic Beverages

By Sorie Fofana……………………. The Sierra Leone Parliament passed into law, the Finance Act 2016 in March this year. Section 22 of the Finance Act, gives NRA (National Revenue Authority) the carte blanche to determine the Custom Duty (Excise Duty) to be paid by importers of …

Due To NRA Over Taxation…. Beer Smuggling Will Intensify

In a bid to boost revenue collection, NRA (National Revenue Authority) has commenced the implementation of Section 22 of the Finance Act 2016. This Section of the Act gives NRA the authority to increase Custom duty (Excise Duty) on imported alcoholic beverages by one thousand …

Chief Kapen Gets A Lifeline

The tenure of all current Party executives of the SLPP in Sierra Leone was further extended by another two months after a peaceful NEC (National Executive Council) meeting was concluded on Saturday 27th August in Freetown. The National Chairman/Leader of the SLPP, Chief Somano Kapen …

Court Eases Restriction On Alie Kabba

In an apparent show of compassion, Freetown High Court Judge, Justice Miatta Samba has eased travel restriction on the progressive radical opposition politician, Alie Kabba to allow him undergo routine medical checkup in the United States of America. Lead defence counsel for the senior opposition …

Armed Robbers Terrorize Bo

By Joseph Milton Lebbie……………………………. Armed robbers in Bo City have gone on the rampage attacking, wounding and robbing innocent and peaceful citizens at night, their latest victim being the Chief Administrator of the Bo City Council, Victor Karlie Kamara. Eyewitness accounts reveal that at around …

Deputy Speaker On Food Sufficiency

By Sylvester Samba………………………… The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hon. Chernor M. Bah is personally supporting the effort of government to attain food self-sufficiency by cultivating 50-acres of fertile land at Mayawlaw Village in the Pakimasabong Chiefdom, Bombali District. The land, which is situated by the …

Africell Still Strong despite Challenges

The telecommunications sector is one of the fastest growing in Sierra Leone and the battle to lead the market is one of the main goals of mobile companies operating in the country. Some mobile companies saw the challenge as very tough and were left with …

WACSOF-SL Ends Conference on Tolerance

WACSOF-SL Ends Conference on Tolerance

By S. U. Thoronka…………………………….. The West African Civil Society Forum-Sierra Leone WACSOF-SL in collaboration with All Political Parties Registration Commission PPRC and Sierra Leone Association of Journalists SLAJ yesterday ended an interactive conference at Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building Freetown on the theme: Building a …

Big Blow To Bernadette Lahai

Big Blow To Bernadette Lahai

When the SLPP Member of Parliament, Dr. Bernadette Lahai lost the National Women Leadership election to Mrs. I J Kabbah at the party’s National Delegates Conference in Kenema in 2009, the agro scientist had hope that things would change for the better. True to form, …