Chef Fatmata Binta: A Culinary Pioneer in Nomadic Cuisine and Sustainability

In the dynamic world of culinary innovation, Chef Fatmata Binta has emerged as a pioneering force and influenced the culinary landscape with a harmonious blend of tradition, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to sustainability. Born into a nomadic Fulani tribe in Sierra Leone, Chef Binta’s culinary journey began with deep roots in West African flavors […]

Maria Bradford – Bridging Cultures through Sierra Leonean Cuisine

Maria Bradford’s culinary journey is a fascinating blend of her Sierra Leonean heritage, formal training at Leiths School of Food and Wine, and a relentless passion for bringing the diverse flavors of Sierra Leone to the world. Nurturing a Culinary Identity Maria’s culinary odyssey commenced in the vibrant landscapes of Sierra Leone, where her childhood […]

Tourism Ministry Certifies 800 Women Entrepreneurs on Handicraft Skills

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs with support from World Bank, Sierra Leone Economic Diversification Project (SLEDP) has certified 800 women entrepreneurs trained by Madam Wokie. The women who had undergone months of training to develop craft, artisan and entrepreneurial skills in the tourism and hospitality industry received their certificates at a well-attended ceremony […]

Harnessing Tourism for Economic Growth, Nabeela Tunis Talks to AYV’s Inside Life Show

The Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Mrs. Nabeela Farida Tunis has in her interview with AYV’s Inside Life Television programme elaborated on the topic, Harnessing Tourism for Economic Growth. The interview was done in three folds at three different hospitality establishments, Leisure Lodge, Hotel Bamoi and Hotel Cabenda respectively. In line with the Travel […]

Show of International Confidence in the Destination, Tourism Ministry Welcome 690 Budapest-Bamako Freetown Rally Participants

The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and its agencies (National Tourist Board, Monument and Relics Commission) have welcomed the first batch of 690 participants with 300 vehicles and motorbikes for the Budapest-Bamako Freetown Challenge finish line event at Gigibonta Car Park, Lumley Beach, Freetown. The participants including three Sierra Leoneans (Drizilik, Ibrahim Cole and […]

At Peace Museum, ECOWAS Parliamentarians Expressed Hope for the New Sierra Leone

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) lawmakers including the female caucus has commended the people of Sierra Leone for their courage of overcoming the civil war and expressed hope for the new Sierra Leone. They made this statement after having a conducted tour of the Peace Museum in Special Court where they were […]

Sierra Leonean team joins the Budapest-Bamako-Freetown rally

For the very first time, a Sierra Leonean team has joined the largest amateur rally in the world. The Budapest-Bamako-Freetown rally commenced on January 26th 2024 and will end in Freetown on Febuary 12 2023. Team Puzzle Pieces Pod has centered its journey on raising awareness of Autism in Sierra Leone. Ibrahim Cole, co-founder of […]

February – Month of Travel and Hospitality

In a sustained effort to walk the talk in the tourism industry, Sierra Leone has declared February, a ‘Month of Travel and Hospitality’. The monthly declaration is in line with its 2024 Tourism For All Campaign. Speaking on the rationale for the declaration, Nabeela Farida Tunis, Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in Sierra Leone, […]

For Immediate Release

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Freetown, Sierra Leone – February 1, 2024 TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY MONTH OF FEBRUARY The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, and its subvented Agencies ,the National Tourist Board and the Monuments and Relics Commission, are thrilled to flag off the Travel and Hospitality month as part of the year long Tourism […]