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The management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital says it has had to restrict admissions to the Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre as a result of ongoing renovation works which have led to the temporary closure of some wards.

Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari, Cabinet Secretary

General News

The Presidency has announced the appointment of Ambassador Mercy Yvonne Debrah-Karikari as Secretary to Cabinet.

The late Komla Afeke Dumor, a broadcaster of the BBC

General News

A musical performance has been held in Accra to commemorate the third year of the passing of Komla Afeke Dumor, a broadcaster of the BBC. The performance, by the Holy Spirit Cathedral Choir, was somehow solemn, in keeping with the sombreness of remembering the departed, and in another instance, animated, expressing hope.

Mr Baeka exchanging pleasantries with Mrs Amey-Obeng. Picture: BENEDICT OBUOBI

General News

Various associations within the cosmetology and wellness industry have come together under one body to safeguard the health of patrons.

The umbrella body, known as the Ghana Cosmetology and Wellness Federation, is also ensuring the regulation of operators in the country.

Mr Ken Mensah (middle) inspecting books in the library. On the left is the Regional Commander of Prisons, Mr Nii Boye Tagoe.

General News

Reformation and training of prison inmates must not be left on the shoulders of prison authorities alone, the Ashanti Regional Commander of Prisons, Mr Lord Nii Boye Tagoe, has stated.

He said even though the prison service was the officially mandated institution to manage and reform prisoners, there was the need for all stakeholders to contribute their quota towards strengthening the institution in order for it to achieve what was expected of it.

Residents queueing to fetch water. Picture: Emmanuel Adu-Gyamerah

General News

The water supply situation in the Sunyani municipality has worsened following the complete shutdown of the Abesim water works by authorities of the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL).

The shutdown on Monday became necessary when the authorities detected that water had ceased flowing from the River Tano into the intake at the headworks.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s giving his maiden State of the Nation Address.

Politics

Political parties  have given varying views on    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s maiden State of the Nation Address. While some commended the President for the presentation, others said he was either partisan in his delivery or was unimpressive.

Dr Kwesi Botchwey

Politics

The crushing defeat the National Democratic Congress (NDC) suffered in the 2016 general election has thrown the party, its leadership and the rank and file into disarray.

National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia

Politics

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s condemnation of acts of lawlessness involving persons believed to be affiliated to his governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the wake of the party’s victory in the December 2016 elections has come too late, the General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said.

Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen; the Brong Ahafo Regional Youth Organiser of the party, Kwame Baffoe (aka Abronye DC), and a member of the NPP’s Communications Team, David Asante

Politics

Days after the police absolved him of any wrongdoing in the ownership of his seized vehicles, the National Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Kofi Adams, has sued three members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for claiming that he stole the said vehicles.

Former President John Dramani Mahama

Politics

Former President John Dramani Mahama has refuted claims that he is worth over 900 million dollars, making him one of the wealthiest men in the country.

According to him, he does not have even 2 million dollars in his account.

From left: Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia — NDC General Secretary and Mr John Boadu — Acting General Secretary, NPP

Politics

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have taken diametrical opposing positions on whether or not the Invisible Forces, a vigilante group associated with the ruling party, should be dissolved.

While the NDC appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to disband and demobilise the Invisible Forces, with immediate effect, the NPP’s Deputy General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen, said the party would not disband its security apparatus.

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Elmina Sharks’ Felix Addo (right) advances with the ball as Douglas Opoku closes in. Picture: EMMANUEL QUAYE

Sports News

A resilient Elmina Sharks side yesterday battled from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Accra Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium. Joseph Mensah’s equalising goal in stoppage time proved decisive and left Coach Godwin Attram and his charges stunned as they appeared clueless in the entire second half, after Abel Manomey’s brace had put Olympics in a comfortable lead in the first half.

Fredrick Lartey Otu — Now an international taekwondo first class referee

Sports News

The World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) has elevated Mr Frederick Lartey Otu, the President of the Ghana Taekwondo Federation (GTF) to the rank of a first class international taekwondo referee.

Prof. Francis Dodoo

Sports News

Ghana Athletics Federation (GAF) President, Prof. Francis Dodoo, says he is optimistic 800m runner Martha Bissah will run faster than her current time. The budding athlete earned the Most Outstanding Track Athlete honours at the MEAC Indoor Track & Field Championships last Saturday, winning two more gold medals in addition to two from earlier in the week as the Spartan women placed fourth at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex.

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Grid List

“True friends are never apart—maybe in distance, but never in heart.”

This quote rings true for couples. We all want to know the secret to making love last, but what if it was as simple as just being your partner’s friend? Does that sound a little too easy?

I am on a daily scavenger hunt to find things that will make the people I care for smile, especially the one I love. Sometimes it’s a text, or maybe I’ve found a book or something simple that will hopefully brighten my sweetheart’s day.

A deliberate attempt to clutter may require too much effort

Life

Cluttering can be overwhelming and very stressful.  And the earlier something is done about it the better. No one really plans to clutter. Even the non-meticulous ones do not intentionally clutter. So then why do we get in such a situation?

Mr Ernest Egyir (right) interacting with Dr Gideon Amenyedor and other dignitaries after the launch. Picture: EBOW HANSON

Business News

A private sector forum which aims to provide constructive feedback to the government has pledged its commitment to provide candid information to help the government formulate relevant policies to advance the cause of the private sector.

The Ghana Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) Summit Forum wants to provide their version of the state of the Ghanaian economy to the government to inform their policies which are aimed at boosting the private sector.

Mr Charles Abugre (left) and Mr El Ouardi Sidi Mohamed (3rd left) signing the agreement

Business News

The Rasmal Invest Group of Morocco has signed an agreement with the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) to invest a minimum of $800 million into three projects in the savannah zone of the country.

Mr George Osei-Bimpeh - Country Director, SEND Ghana

Business News

The Country Director of SEND Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Mr George Osei-Bimpeh, has urged the government to conduct an appropriate means test to clearly define those who have to benefit from its free senior high school (SHS) policy.

Okyeame Kwame and fans

Showbiz News

For the past eight years, hiplife artiste, Okyeame Kwame has been preaching about the essence of love with his annual Flaunt Your Lover campaign which is aimed at promoting love and this year’s event which came off at the Silverbird Cinemas last Friday served the purpose.

The absence of love, the Adonko artiste said has been the root cause of todays’ societal problems which includes corruption.

For many musicians, being celebrated is a morale booster for their careers and that has been the aim of organisers of the Ghana Music Honours which will on Saturday, March 4, honour some deserving artistes at the National Theatre.

The annual honours is part of the celebration of the annual Ghana Music Week which is dedicated to promoting music of Ghanaian origin prior to the Independence anniversary on March 6.

Whoever pursues a speeding train, especially when the pursuer is heavily pregnant and soon due? That is a question Lydia Forson answers in a new movie ‘Keteke’ which premieres March 4.

Donald Trump's government has revoked guidance to US public schools that allowed transgender students to use toilets matching their gender identity.

The guidance, issued by his predecessor Barack Obama, had been hailed by as a victory for transgender rights.

South Africa's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has been ruled "unconstitutional and invalid" by the High Court.

South Africa notified the UN of its intention to leave last October, accusing the ICC of undermining its sovereignty.

Two of the wanted men are Kim Uk II (left) and Hyon Kwang Song (right)

International News

Malaysian police have named a senior North Korean embassy official they want to question in connection with the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

Hyon Kwang Song is one of three North Koreans being sought, along with an employee of the state airline.

 

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