Human Interest

Liverpool  extend lead … as City battle Wolves today

Liverpool extend lead … as City battle Wolves today

MOHAMED Salah’s second-half penalty moved Liverpool seven points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 1-0 win away to Brighton, while Arsenal’s hopes of a top-four finish suffered another body blow in defeat by West Ham on Saturday. Chelsea now lead the Gunners by six points in the race for Champions League qualification after beating Newcastle [...]

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Nadal sympathises with Murray  … over injury concerns

Nadal sympathises with Murray … over injury concerns

RAFA Nadal has spoken of his sympathy for Andy Murray having to cut his career short due to injury, after he announced his plans to retire last Friday. Speaking to Eurosport Spain, Nadal said: “It’s very tough. 10 years ago we would not think retiring at 31 was a short career, but today players are extending their careers.” Recalling his [...]

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Australian High C’ssion supports victims of domestic violence

Australian High C’ssion supports victims of domestic violence

The Australian High Commission in Accra, last Thursday donated a cheque for GH¢ 197,366.95 for the upkeep of victims of domestic violence, including women and children in Accra. The cheque was handed to The Pearl Safe Haven, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Accra, to provide emergency temporary housing for survivors of domestic violence. Mr Andrew Barnes, Australian High Commissioner [...]

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La Dade-Kotopon pays PWDs Common Fund

La Dade-Kotopon pays PWDs Common Fund

The La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA), last Thursday disbursed cash and other logistical support to more than 150 Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) amounting to GH₵ 264,000 from the Assembly’s Common Fund. Fourty-seven of the PWDs received items including 30 freezers, seven industrial sewing machines, three laptops, popcorn machine, four Polytanks, a canopy and multipurpose printer amounting to GH₵ 111,500 for [...]

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Demo at Avnash Industries over dismissed workers

Demo at Avnash Industries over dismissed workers

The impasse between the Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) Ghana and Avnash Industries Limited, producers of edible oil and plastic containers in Tema, has taken a new twist. The Union last Thursday threatened to drag the company back to the National Labour Commission today, if it failed to comply with an NLC directive to allow 75 dismissed workers to [...]

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Don’t use our tax manoey to pay customers of Menzgold

Some Ghanaians have expressed support for the government’s decision not to use tax payers’ money to settle customers of gold dealership, Menzgold Ghana Limited whose investments are locked up with the company. In separate interviews with the Ghanaian Times in Accra on Friday, they said the aggrieved customers were in the situation due to their “greed” and, therefore did not [...]

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Bongo-Soe, Bongo-Feo communities lock horns over mining activity

A Chinese Mining Company, JT Kong Ghana Limited, operating in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region is driving a wedge between the Bongo-Soe and the Bongo-Feo communities in the district. The chiefs, elders and the youth of the Bongo-Soe Community, at a news conference held in Bolgatanga on Friday, indicated that the document issued to the mining company [...]

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NEDCo to increase power tariffs by 40%?

NEDCo to increase power tariffs by 40%?

Participants at a consultative forum here in Tamale have raised concerns about a proposed 40 per cent increase in electricity tariffs by the Northern Electricity Distribution Company (NEDCo). They said that the proposed increment by the NEDCo could impoverish customers who were currently struggling to pay the old tariffs. Mr. Bukari Daladi, Director of Commercial Services of NEDCo hinted that [...]

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Govt pledges to support agro inputs of Apostle Kwadwo Safo

Govt pledges to support agro inputs of Apostle Kwadwo Safo

The government is to assist Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo, the Founder and Leader of Christo Asafo Church, to successfully go through the licensing, intellectual property registration, trade secrecy and patenting regimes for three of his agro inputs.   They comprise an organic fertiliser, a pesticide and a weedicide, which are safe for both human and animal use.   This forms [...]

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Trump denies hiding details of Putin summit talks

Trump denies hiding details of Putin summit talks

US President Donald Trump has denied hiding details of conversations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, saying he is “not keeping anything under wraps”. The Washington Post alleges that on at least one occasion in 2017 he took away his interpreter’s notes after talks. And there is reportedly no record of his one-on-one, two-hour discussion with Mr Putin in Helsinki last year. Mr Trump’s [...]

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