Monthly Archives: August 2015

NPP behaving like JHS kids fishing for a formula for forged answers

The General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) has dismissed evidence produced by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to back claims the electoral roll is bloated. Mr. John Asiedu Nketia said the NPP is noted for fabricating evidence to back spurious claims. He was reacting to contents of a press conference called by the leadership of the NPP ...

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10 Reasons Why Being Fat May Not Be Your Fault

Here are ten reasons why weight gain may be a symptom rather than a lack of resolve. While this isn’t meant to be an all-encompassing list, it may give people struggling with weight permission to stop self-blaming and start searching for answers. 1) Emotional Trauma One out of every in five US women has been sexually assaulted. If this trauma ...

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Norway jails whisky-drinking co-pilot

A Latvian co-pilot who admitted drinking whisky and beer hours before an airBaltic flight from Norway to Crete has been jailed for six months. Two flight attendants were also given prison sentences of 45 and 60 days respectively. The co-pilot, 38, was found to have a blood alcohol level of almost seven times the legal limit. He told the court ...

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BECE candidates given opportunity to confirm SHS selection – GES

Students who completed this year’s Basic Education Certificate Examination(BECE) are being given the opportunity to confirm the senior high schools they selected before final placements are made. According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), the move is to help the students refresh their minds on the schools they selected. In an interview with Citi News, the Deputy Director General of the ...

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Return to work by Thursday else… Gov’t to doctors

Government has given the public sector doctors up to Thursday to call off their strike and return work or be considered to have breached the labour laws. “Effective Thursday, 20th August, 2015 all members of GMA who have not reported and assumed full duty shall be considered as being on strike and in clear breach of the Labour Act,” the Minister ...

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Gabon’s President Bongo ‘to give away father’s inheritance’

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo has pledged to give away all the money he inherits from his father, to set up a foundation for the country’s youth. “In my eyes we are all heirs of Omar Bongo,” he said in a national address. The will of his father, who ruled for 41 years until his death in 2009, is yet to ...

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177 Cuban Doctors To The Rescue Of Health Sector

The Health Ministry is counting on over one hundred and seventy Cuban doctors to take care of patients in need of medical attention at the major public hospitals across the country. This forms part of government’s emergency plan as the Ghana Medical Association has withdrawn their services for the past three weeks demanding their conditions of service. Addressing a news ...

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YES fund won’t do much for entrepreneurs – Economist

The Head of the Economics Division at ISSER Dr. Charles Ackah has said the  amount of money that is given to the beneficiaries of the Youth Enterprise Support (YES) fund is woefully inadequate for start-up entrepreneurs. This to him is because the estimated GH¢30,000 per beneficiary will not do much since the cost of acquiring “even a shop at Madina ...

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My tuppence worth on the TV license saga

Unless you are driving or operating a machine that requires great attention in which case you shouldn’t be reading this piece at this time, bear with me and let’s play this game. Try shutting your eyes gently after reading through this point and cast your mind back, way back, back into time. It’s Sunday and you and your family just ...

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Adam Mahama’s family attacks Afoko’s family in court

Aggrieved family members of the late Upper East Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Adam Mahama, on Tuesday stormed the Cocoa Affairs court in Accra and attacked relatives of national chairman of the party, Paul Afoko. Paul Afoko’s brother, Gregory Afoko has been charged with conspiracy and murder of Adam Mahama who was killed after an acid attack.Lawyers of Afoko ...

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