Police in Central Region have arrested a 35-year-old woman, who attempted to smuggle 15 mackerel tin fish containing what is suspected to be compressed Indian hemp to an inmate of the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison. The suspect, Memuna Mahama, was arrested by prison officers on Wednesday, when he attempted to deliver them to Victor Owusu, who is serving a 110-year [...]
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The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) last week, announced the adoption of new code of ethics, to help deal with excesses in media practice in the country. The document, which is a revised version of the original ethical code, primarily, seeks to self-regulate an industry that is very dynamic with rapid development in both technology and practice. Since 1994 when the [...]
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A former Principal of St. Monica Training College at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti Region, Mrs. Lucy Peprah Tawiah, was on Saturday, butchered with a cutlass by her houseboy at her residence at Abelemkpe in Accra. Three others, including two house helps, also sustained injuries when they attempted to rescue Mrs. Tawiah from the suspect, Osman Yakubu, a Burkina Faso [...]
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There was pandemonium at the residence of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo at Nima, in Accra yesterday, when some supporters of the ruling National Democratic Congress on a health walk, diverted their route to his house and clashed with the security there. They were reported to have thrown stones and bottles into the house [...]
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The government’s consideration to issue diaspora bonds to raise funds in the future is a step in the direction, Dr. John Gatsi, a Chartered Economist and Head of Finance Department, University of Cape Coast Business School has said. Speaking in an interview with Times Business in Accra yesterday he said the government could not depend on one way of raising [...]
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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has declared a cholera outbreak in the Central Region as about 156 cases have been recorded with no deaths, within two weeks. The Ghanaian Times had reported on Monday, about the outbreak but said the health officials were tight-lipped about the situation. Dr. Badu Sarkodie, Director of Public Health, GHS, corroborated the story at a [...]
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Board member of Hearts of Oak, Alhaji Akanbi, insists the club is well prepared for the GHALCA G6 tournamentdespite the hugely negative reports in the media. Hearts have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent weeks. The shock resignation of interim manager Yaw Preko coupled with unpaid salaries of players for over three months and [...]
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Manchester City got their revenge on Barcelona as Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in a 3-1 win in the Champions League on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s side had lost 4-0 away in Barcelona two weeks ago but they showed tremendous character to come from a goal down and beat the Spanish champions 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium. The inevitable Lionel Messi put [...]
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Ghana’s preparations for this month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Egypt will cost US$ 600,000 – sources close to the Ministry of Youth and Sports have revealed. The Black Stars are expected to travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates for a four-day camping exercise in the Gulf. Avram Grant and his boys will enjoy the warm weather conditions similar [...]
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Black Princesses top striker, Jane Akalachiba Ayieyam, has set a personal target of helping her side to gain a first ever quarter-finals berth at the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be staged in Papua New Guinea. The tournament roars from November 13 to December 3, this year. Ayieyam, who failed to make it to the last edition of [...]
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First Atlantic Bank has taken the lead among indigenous Ghanaian banks with the attainment of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) certification. With this endorsement, customers of the bank can now enjoy increased peace of mind knowing that First Atlantic Bank has in place world class industry standards to ensure the safety and security of customers who do [...]
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GCB Bank Limited has implemented three major customer centred policies between August and September this year. These include the extension of banking services from 8:30am to 5pm, the resumption of Saturday banking services in 23 branches and a rigorous deposit mobilisation drive. Apart from improving access to quality and convenient banking services, the policies are aimed at repositioning GCB as [...]
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The National Investment Bank (NIB) has ended its “Retail Credit and SME” week celebration in Kumasi with a renewed call on customers and the general public to take advantage of the numerous products and services the bank has on offer. The week-long celebration which was under the theme, “Still taking SME banking to your doorstep” was marked with activities such [...]
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That agro-chemicals pose a threat to humans cannot be disputed. This fact is unfortunately not realised or respected by a majority of our peasant farmers. This fact is aggravated due to the fact that most of these farmers are illiterate. Due to this, farmers suffer certain afflictions which sometimes lead to their death. In certain districts of the country, investigations [...]
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Illegal loggers have for the past five months besieged Asenanyo River Forest Reserve in the Nkawie Forest in the Nkawie-Nyananhin District of the Ashanti Region. Members of the NDF who are part of the team inaugurated to mount surveillance on the Asenanyo river forest reserve, here, and report on any legal forest operations to the Forestry Commission, informed the media [...]
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TV3 Network Limited has outdoored its ultra-modern news studio with the aim of providing quality news coverage to its viewers. The studio comes with three different sets to host programmes, and an adjourning interviewing space which can accommodate a minimum of three people. It also has a jib arm for better shots at great distances, both vertically and horizontally, and equipped [...]
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Tullow Ghana Limited has reduced gas supply to Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas). The action follows a decision by Tullow Oil to perform critical turret remediation works required upstream. A statement signed and issued by the Corporate Communication Manager of Ghana Gas, Alfred Ogbamey, said the revision would last between November 1 and 21. It said Tullow had revised [...]
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The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has debunked rumours circulating within the industry, that funds for the purchase of cocoa for the 2016\2017 crop season are unavailable. A statement issued in Accra by the Public Affairs Department, assured stakeholders, especially farmers, that sufficient funds had been released to qualified Licenced Buying Companies (LBCs) to purchase cocoa, adding that only after cocoa [...]
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A joint film show organised by the China and Czech embassies in Ghana has been held in Accra. The occasion which was used to screen the movie “Somewhere Only We Know” was also to deepen relations between the two sister countries. The Tourism, Culture and Creature Arts Minister Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Chinese Ambassador Sun Baohong and the Czech Ambassador, Margita [...]
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The Interior Minister, Mr. Prosper Douglas Bani, has praised the Command of the Ghana National Fire Service(GNFS), for the various innovations introduced into the operations of the Service. He said this at the graduation Parade of Cadet Intake XIII of the Fire Service at the Fire Academy and Training School at James-Town in Accra last Friday. The Interior Minister said [...]
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