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Wayne Rooney banned after admitting drink-driving

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has appeared in court and admitted drink-driving. He was arrested when police stopped a car in Wilmslow, Cheshire, in the early hours on 1 September. The 31-year-old was banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12-month community order. […]

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Christians Begin Pilgrimage To Israel

The first batch of Christian pilgrims left Ghana last Saturday to begin a seven-day visit to some of the historical and religious sites in Israel. Led by the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, Mr Samuel Kofi Dzamesi, the 50-member pilgrims is made up of pastors, musicians and representatives of some religious bodies. While in […]

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AMA, Jekora launch waste segregation project to boost recycling

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), in partnership with a waste management company, Jekora Ventures, has launched a Waste Segregation Initiative. It is hoped that 25 intensive training sessions for all 68 basic schools will inculcate in the students the consciousness towards proper waste disposal through segregation. The Managing Director of Jekora Ventures Ltd, Ing. Immanuel […]

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Sanctions won’t stop us, warns N Korea

North Korea has warned that more sanctions and pressure will only make it accelerate its nuclear programme. In a strongly worded statement, the foreign ministry called a new round of restrictions imposed by the United Nations “the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility”. Meanwhile, the US and South Korea carried out joint military […]

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Minister decries state of nurseries in Sekondi-Takoradi

Deputy Western Regional Minister, Eugenia Gifty Kusi, has stressed that urgent steps need to be taken to renovate nursery schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis to encourage parents to send their words to school. She made the observation after a tour of some schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis to mark “My First Day At School.” “My […]

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My gov’t can sustain free SHS programme – Nana Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said government will surely find ways of sustaining the free Senior High School (SHS) policy even though it is expensive. The President said the benefits the country will derive from the policy makes it imperative for it to find avenues for its sustenance. ‘’This programme is a very important one, […]

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Parents prevent school from reopening in STMA

Scores of parents and residents of Mpintsim, a suburb of Kojokrom in the Sekondi – Takoradi Metropolis of the Western Region, in the early hours of last week Friday besieged the AME Zion Primary School to prevent authorities from reopening the school. According to the angry parents, the school was not in the best of […]

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Pay attention to arts & culture — Akofa Edjeani

Veteran actress, Akofa Edjeani Asiedu, has called on the government to pay attention to arts and culture “because they are the nerve centre of the country’s economy.” The actress observed that Ghana’s movie industry was dying because structures were not in place to aid its growth. Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Hitz FM in Accra […]

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Schools can collect PTA levies but — GES Council Chair

Collection of Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) levies will not be entirely illegal under the implementation of the free SHS policy, the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Governing Council, Michael Nsowah, has clarified. According to him, PTA can levy on themselves any fees in support of any project as long as the possible non-payment does […]

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Golovkin v Alvarez fight ends in draw

Gennady Golovkin’s world middleweight title fight with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ended in a controversial draw. After a closely fought bout in Las Vegas, one judge scored it 118-110 for Alvarez, another 115-113 for Golovkin and the third a 114-114 draw. There were boos when the decision was announced at the T-Mobile Arena, and both boxers […]