Monthly Archives: August 2015

CPP backs NPP’s call for new voters’ register

The General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong, has called on all political parties and civil societies to support the call for a new voters’ register for the 2016 elections. Speaking after a consultative meeting with the General Secretary of the Convention Peoples Party, the NPP chief scribe said, “The call is not only for NPP ...

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Tetteh Quarshie footbridge to be opened by end of August- Urban Roads

Pedestrians who usually cross the road at Tetteh Quarshie interchange close to the Accra mall in fear, can heave a sigh of relief. The Director of Departments for Urban Roads, Alhaji Abass Aworlu has revealed that work is almost complete on the foot bridges on both the Tetteh Quarshie interchange and George Walker Bush Highway. According to him, the foot ...

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Doctors vote to remain on strike, not to resign

Members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) have voted at crucial General Assembly meeting to remain on strike for two more weeks. They have however agreed not to resign en masse as threatened by their leadership two weeks ago over an absence of a documented conditions of service. At the meeting in Accra, 213 doctors voted for the status quo, ...

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Doctors’ strike: List of hospitals to access health care

The Ministry of Health has named a number of medical facilities where the general public can seek health care as the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) continues with it’s strike. The GMA has been on strike for more than two weeks, demanding their condition of service, which has never existed since the Ghana Health Service was established in 1996.According to a ...

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Female Ghanaian celebrities that came out of Beauty Pageants

I have always wondered the importance of beauty pageants as it seems after the show, nothing better goes on for participants. It’s either they get back to their normal lives or become famous for a hot minute and that is just about it. Currently, there are a million and one beauty pageants in Ghana but the top ones will include ...

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Music ‘reduces pain and anxiety’ for surgery patients

Listening to music before, during and after an operation can help reduce pain, according to a review. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London said the patients who had listened to music had been less anxious after their surgery and had needed less pain relief. Writing in the Lancet, they said music had been effective even while patients had been ...

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Tuobodom shooting: Two ring leaders arrested

Two persons have been arrested in Tuobodom for the allegedly masterminding Wednesday’s shooting incident in the area. The two who gave their names as Stephen Amoako and Nana Kwadwo Tano have since been transferred to the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command in Sunyani, to assist with investigations.The two were arrested at about 4pm on Thursday at a hideout in Tuobodom. ...

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11-year-old gives birth in Paraguay after being denied abortion

An 11-year-old girl gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday in Paraguay’s capital of Asuncion, in a case that has sparked outrage from numerous observers. The family’s lawyer, Elizabeth Torales, told the press at the Reina Sofia hospital that the baby girl had been born via cesarean and that both the mother and the child were well. The baby ...

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Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 Edge+, Note 5 phablets

Samsung has launched in New York, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 smartphones. The S6 Edge+ is a larger version of the S6 Edge launched earlier this year, while the Note 5 offers the same specifications plus the S Pen stylus for writing on the screen. The S6 Edge+ comes with a bigger 5.7-inch screen with ...

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Suit against GFA election dismissed

An Accra High court has dismissed an injunction application brought before it against the Ghana Football Association (GFA), seeking to prevent it from organising it’s congress to elect new executives. The suit was brought to court by a private legal practitioner John Quayson together with the football club, Dynamic Heroes of Winneba to stop the GFA from going ahead with ...

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