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  • August 3, 2020

    Nine nurses...

     Barbados Twelve people, including nine of the nurses who recently arrived in Barbados from Ghana, have tested positive for COVID-19 after tests conducted on Friday by the Best Dos-Santos Public health Laboratory. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George made the announcement during a live media conference on CBC TV yesterday afternoon. George...

  • August 3, 2020

    Sam Anthony...

    *The Tescon Organizer* for Foso college of education for 2019/2020 is today 02/08/2020 stating emphatically that we are going… *The Tescon Organizer* for Foso college of education for 2019/2020 is today 02/08/2020 stating emphatically that we are going to retire the NDC parliamentary candidate for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa by voting...

  • August 3, 2020

    Shama DCE...

    District Chief Executive Officer (DCE) of Shama District Assembly in the Western Region, Joseph Amoah, has advised the citizenry against being complacent in the country’s battle against the Covid-19 epidemic. “…the high number of Covid-19 patient recoveries across the country should not make us lose our guard or be a...

  • August 3, 2020

    2020 WASSCE...

    The West African Examinations Council, WAEC says 2020 WASSCE Science questions circulating on social media is ‘fake’. According to WAEC, its attention has been drawn to the “circulation of several fake versions of the Integrated Science 1 & 2 Papers to be administered on 3rd August, 2020 on social media platforms.”...

  • August 3, 2020

    ‘Western Region...

    Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Darko-Mensah, has given assurance to the effect that his region was jealously guarding against a surge in COVID-19 cases. “As a region with few COVID-19 patients, we are doing everything humanly possible to jealously guard against a surge and even halt the spread,” he stated. He...

  • August 3, 2020

    My govt...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said the next administration of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2021 will introduce a system where Ghanaian students will access tertiary education on credit. Nana Addo He said his government will establish a credit facility that students will pay after they complete school. In an...

  • August 3, 2020

    Double Track...

    The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has hinted that the Double Track system currently been used at the Senior High School(SHS) level will end when his second term in office ends. Senior High School students under the Free SHS policy are practising the semester-based system where students are...

  • August 2, 2020

    Are we...

    When you misinterpret the performance of the economy, it is just a matter of time before the tax efforts of the economy present counter-narratives. This will appear to be the case for the managers of the Ghanaian economy over the last decade, a situation which could further worsen by the...

  • August 2, 2020

    Western North...

    Western North Regional Minister, Kingsely Aboagye Gyedu has presented items worth GHC7000 to the 25-year old farmer who delivered quadruplets at the Bibiani Government Hospital in the Western North Region. The items included boxes of soap, washing powder, baby diapers, wipes, toilet rolls, clothes and cash of GHC5000. The Regional...

  • August 1, 2020

    ‘nothing to...

    With no American visitors to show around the D-Day beaches or the Loire Valley’s chateaux, and no work on the immediate horizon, Paris tour guide Linda Zenou frets about how she will pay off a loan and continue to care for her ailing mother in the achingly lean months ahead....

  • August 1, 2020

    Ghana Progresses...

    Ghana has since 2015 managed to implement 127 out of 135 broad activities under the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP), and eight of such activities have been successfully completed with 119 others at various stages of implementation. The 10-year plan which was adopted by Parliament in 2014 as the coordinated...

  • August 1, 2020

    I was...

    The Ghanaian lady who was seen being flogged in a trending video for allegedly fornicating in Saudi Arabia, says it was because the act was with a foreigner. Speaking during a phone call with musician A-plus on Facebook, the lady identified as Diamond said she was being punished by other...

  • August 1, 2020

    Second-year Oyoko...

    A second-year student of the Oyoko Methodist Senior High School in the Eastern Region has died. She collapsed while writing exams on Thursday and was pronounced dead on arrival at the St. Joseph Hospital in Koforidua. Joy News source indicates that 18-year-old Jennifer Doku complained of a headache to a...

  • July 31, 2020

    Minority accuses...

    The Minority in Parliament is accusing the Nana Addo administration of attempts to collapse the local car dealership business in favour of foreign interests. According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MPs, the recently passed Customs Amendments Act, aside tax holidays for foreign automobile companies to assemble vehicles locally, allows...

  • July 31, 2020

    Supreme Court...

    There was drama at the Supreme Court on Thursday as renowned lawyer Tsatsu Tsikata refused to argue the NDC’s review of the voters’ register case. According to him, he had just received documents filed by the Electoral Commission (EC) and was therefore unable to argue the case. The Supreme Court...

  • July 30, 2020

    Kenya arrests...

    Surur was wanted for allegedly conspiring to sell 10 tonnes of elephant ivory and over 181kg of rhino horn from 2012-19. The haul is believed to have involved the illegal poaching of more than 35 rhinoceros and more than 100 elephants. [File: Ivan Lieman/AFP] Kenyan authorities have arrested a man...

  • July 30, 2020

    Man shot...

    Tahir Ahmad Naseem, accused of blasphemy by claiming to be a prophet, shot six times during a hearing. Police officers gather at an entry gate of Peshawar’s district court following the killing of Tahir Ahmad Naseem [Muhammad Sajjad/AP] A man accused of blasphemy for claiming that he was a prophet...

  • July 30, 2020

    Coronavirus outbreak...

    Brazil reports record daily cases, deaths; US deaths pass 150,000; Victoria set to announce record cases. Residents of Rio de Janeiro’s Rocinha slum hold a protest earlier this month after ten days without water in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The country reported records cases and deaths on Wednesday...

  • July 30, 2020

    Zimbabwe to...

    Harare to issue long-term bonds and jointly approach international donors with farmers to raise funding. The land seizures were one of former leader Robert Mugabe’s signature policies that soured ties with the West [File: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters] Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5bn in compensation to white farmers whose land...

  • July 30, 2020

    14 killed...

    Thirteen of the dead were members of the same family, state police commissioner Ede Ayuba says. At least 14 villagers have been killed by gunmen in central Nigeria’s Kogi state, police said, terming the attack communal violence. The night-time attack on Agbudu village in Koton-Karfe area also left six people...

  • July 30, 2020

    NDC, NPP...

    Members of Parliament are divided along party lines over whether or not the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta should be removed from office. The NDC MPs contend Mr Ofori-Atta has breached provisions of the Fiscal Responsibility Act 2018 which makes him liable to removal from office under the same Act. According...

  • July 30, 2020

    Mahamudu Bawumia...

    Mahamudu Bawumia has listed the 82 licensed financial institutions that collapsed under John Mahama during his time as President. In… Mahamudu Bawumia has listed the 82 licensed financial institutions that collapsed under John Mahama during his time as President. In a Facebook page, Mahamudu Bawumia has listed all the 82...

  • July 30, 2020

    Supreme Court...

    The Supreme Court has struck out a request to restrain Johnson Akuamoah Asiedu from acting as Auditor General. This was after the court had granted Deputy Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame’s request to have Mr Asiedu and Auditor-General Daniel Domelovo struck out as defendants in the case. This is the...

  • July 30, 2020

    JB murder:...

    The Judge in the murder trial of Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bossu has expressed worry over the continuous absence of counsel for the accused persons. Asiedu, aka Sexy Don Don, and Bossu, alias Agogo, are standing trial for murder and abetment respectively, but their lawyer, Mr Augustines Abour, has not...

  • July 30, 2020

    We could...

    The National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu says politicians need to be mindful of their actions as election 2020 beckons. The Chief Imam who said this through his Spokesperson Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu described as ‘sad’ the gun violence and stabbing incident recorded at some voter registration centres. He called on...

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