Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ghana begins use of new ECOWAS Brown Card January 2016

CEO and General Secretary of the Ghana Bureau of ECOWAS Brown Card Insurance Scheme, Mr. Gabriel Glover says deadline for member countries of the scheme to use the new Secured Brown Card is January 1, 2016. Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, among others are members of the scheme. Mr. Glover said this during a training programme held for stakeholders on ...

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Libya boats sink off Zuwara carrying hundreds

Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying about 500 migrants sank off Libya, officials say. The first boat, which capsized early on Thursday, had nearly 100 people on board. The second, which sank later, was carrying about 400 passengers. Rescuers have pulled 82 bodies from the water and saved 198 people, according to an official with the ...

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Two Ghanaians join ISIS – National Security Co-ordinator confirms

The National Security Co-ordinator, Mr Yaw Donkor, has confirmed that two Ghanaians have joined the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). He said per the records of the National Security, Nazir Nortei Alema, a 25-year-old graduate of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), and another person, whom he identified only as Rafiq, had joined ...

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Illegal miners extend activities to residential facilities at Odumasi

Danger looms at Konongo-Odumasi in the Ashanti Region where illegal miners are carrying their activities to residential facilities. Many houses, especially at Odumasi, are under siege as the miners dig deep into rocks that support old underground shafts. Meanwhile, a dispute between natives of Konongo and mining firm, Oweri Mining Company, exposes operational lapses, resulting in extensive damage in the ...

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Avram Grant refuses to be drawn into Acquah, Jordan ‘sex tape’ wahala

Black Stars head coach Avram Grant is refusing to be drawn into the conversation of the much-talked about saga between Afriyie Acquah and Jordan Ayew. Speaking exclusively to host of Asempa FM’s Sports Morning Show, Benedict Moshoso, the Israeli was of the view the matter was an internal affair. For the coach, any decision or action taken by him will ...

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NPP’s call for a new voters’ register not for electoral gain – Nana Addo

Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo says the party’s call for the creation of a new voters’ register is not to yield electoral gains for it. In a statement copied to Joy News, Nana Addo said the purpose of the call for a change in the electoral roll is to fortify the country’s democracy. ...

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10 FUN THINGS TO DO FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

“It’s your birthday, we’re gonna party like it’s your birthday!” So said Fifty Cent, a prominent American rapper, lyricist and all-round good guy who knows exactly how to have fun on his birthday. But do you know how to have fun on your birthday? In case you don’t, and in case you’re worried that you’re going to spend your birthday ...

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Peace Begins At Home: 6 Tips for Siblings

Too many wars, too much aggression, too much not caring about each other and the planet. It’s created an underlying anxiety even for the youngest kids who are exposed to the news in their living rooms. One tense teen asked, “Haven’t we evolved and learned war is not an answer?” In his mind, it’s hard to fight someone who doesn’t ...

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Kumasi High Court places injunction on District Assembly elections

The district level elections scheduled to come off next Tuesday have suffered another setback. A Kumasi High Court has granted what it calls, limited injunction following an application by a disqualified aspirant. The elections in Dichemso will not come off, at least for seven days whilst the court looks into the matter. Kwabena Senkyire who is seeking re-election as an ...

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Ghana-Mauritius partnership: Tech park to create 5,000 jobs

Ghana and Mauritius have signed a framework agreement for the development of a Technology Park in Tema. The first phase of the park, to be developed and managed by a Special Purpose Vehicle, will be on a 6.1 hectare serviced land in the Tema Free Zones Enclave. Ato Sarpong, A Deputy Minister of Communications The agreement, signed by the Minister ...

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