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Incomplete visions in the State of the Nation Address

  The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, delivered his address on the State of the Nation to Parliament on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, as required by provisions of the 1992 Constitution. While the relevant portions of the constitutional requirements are specific to the extent that –  “The President shall report […]

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Inflation drops to 3.1% in January 2017

  Producer Inflation dropped to 3.1 per cent in January 2017 This rate was 1.7 per cent lower than the rate recorded in December 2016 which was 4.9 per cent. The monthly change rate for January 2017 was 2.1 per cent. According to the Ghana Statistical Service, the mining and quarrying sub-sector recorded the highest […]

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Minority slams President over debt stock figures

      MINORITY caucus in Parliament has slammed President Nana Addo Dankwa-Akufo Addo over what they described as ‘distortions, half-truths and outright untruths’ during his first State of the Nation Address (SONA). According to the minority, the president in his address last Tuesday on the floor of Parliament, painted the “gloomiest picture imaginable of the […]

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Textile workers to demonstrate on March 9

Workers from three textiles firms; Printex Ghana Limited, Akosombo Textiles Limited and Tex Styles GTP are expected to hit the streets on March 9 over some concerns in the sector. Starr Business can confirm the mother union,  Textiles Garments and Leather Employees Union, has served the police a notice to that effect. The workers want […]

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Train crushes man to death

      It was all wailing last Tuesday night at Kojokrom, a suburb of Sekondi-Takoradi metro in the Western Region, when a 50-year-old man, identified as Kweku, was crushed to death by a moving train at the newly constructed railway terminal in the town. Residents, passers-by and hawkers in the area were seen wailing […]

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Police Bust 24 for attacking alleged female thief

      POLICE in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, have arrested twenty-four (24) men suspected to be involved in the stripping and beating of a lady accused of theft. The incident occurred at Adum, Kumasi, on February 17, 2017. This was after the woman reported the assault to the police. The 24 suspects are currently […]

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Mexico’s foreign minister rejects Trump deportation policy

Mexico has condemned new guidelines issued by the United States, under which almost all illegal immigrants can be subject to deportation. The new rules include sending undocumented people to Mexico, even if they are not Mexicans. But Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray says his country cannot “accept unilateral decisions imposed by one government on another.” […]

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Tamale: Nigerian girl, 12, gang raped, strangled to death

File Photo The police in Tamale are hunting for a group of attackers suspected to have strangled to death a 12-year-old class five schoolchild of a Nigerian couple after gang raping her on Tuesday at Ggblo-Kpalsi – a waterlogged suburb of the Northern regional capital. According to the police, the victim was going to her […]

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Mahama wins African Political Leader of the Year Award

Former president John Dramani Mahama will be decorated with the African Political Leader of the Year Award in South Africa today, February 23, 2017. The African Leadership Magazine is awarding him for his contribution towards deepening and enriching Ghana’s democracy and his towering status as one of Africa’s best. Former President Mahama arrives at his […]

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Ghana’s ‘Buhari’ takes over Upper East

The old-timer politician widely hailed as “Buhari” for his no-nonsense charisma, Rockson Ayine Bukari, has taken over the reins of power as the Upper East Regional Minister following the approval of the Parliamentary Vetting Committee. Wednesday’s arrival in the region of the strict but good-humoured disciplinarian, whose name is only a ‘k’ in the middle […]