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Blame Ghanaians for assisting, protecting Chinese illegal miners – Ambassador

The Chinese Ambassador to Ghana is accusing Ghanaians of assisting and providing Chinese nationals with protection to engage in illegal mining, locally called ‘galamsey’. Shi Ting Wang questioned how foreigners would be able to determine gold deposits without the support of the indigenous people. The Ambassador was reacting to some Chinese national’s involvement in illegal Read More
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Remedy to prison overcrowding identified

Mr Nelson Basubinin Duut, Director of Prisons Technical and Services, on Thursday suggested that Prison overcrowding could be addressed by decriminalizing petty offences in Ghana. He said studies on the current overcrowding situations of Ghanaian prisons from 2015 to 2019 revealed that our prison facility had an average overcrowding rate of 44.36 per cent with […]Read More
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I will abolish luxury vehicles tax – Mahama

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama, on Thursday, announced he will abolish the luxury vehicles tax introduced by government to tax vehicles with bigger engine capacities. The tax affects all vehicles including commercial vehicles, farm tractors, pick up vehicles among others. With many complaining about the impact of Read More
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‘We need Charles Bissue back’

Drone Pilots of Government’s anti-galamsey programme have appealed to President Akufo Addo to compel state agencies to expedite investigations on Mr Charles Bissue, Secretary to the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining. Mr Bissue was captured in the Anas Tiger Eye video on Anti Galamsey in Ghana. The Drone Pilots are worried, the absence of Mr […]Read More
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NPP Organizer goes after Anas

The Western Region Organizer for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Abdul Ganiyu has added his voice to growing concern on the techniques investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas employ in his work. He observes that Anas prefers to capitalize on “the act of appreciating someone after a goodwill is shown as taking bribe”. “In all […]Read More
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Joy News begs Akufo-Addo

JoyNews, a subsidiary of Multimedia Group Limited says its recent documentary on vigilantism in the country which exposed “some untoward activity happening at the Castle” never mentioned President Akufo-Addo as having nursed the De Eye Group. In a commentary aired on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show on Monday, April 15, editor of Myjoyonline.com indicated that […]Read More
Sport

Classy Arsenal reach Europa semis

Alexandre Lacazette’s free-kick calmed any nerves as a defensively stoic Arsenal beat Napoli 3-0 on aggregate to reach the Europa League semi-finals. Lacazette’s 36th-minute strike, a 25-yard curling effort which caught Alex Meret on the wrong side of his goal, put Arsenal effectively four goals up on their hosts, who did not trouble Petr Cech […]Read More
Business

Aayalolo buses back on the road

The Quality Bus System (QBS), popularly known as Aayalolo, has resumed operations almost seven months after being grounded because of financial difficulties. Operations of the bus service was halted in October 2018 as a result of what officials described as technical hitches. The company’s Tudu Terminal was functional on Thursday April 18, 2019 and Graphic […]Read More
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Namibia topples Ghana

Ghana has lost its bragging rights as Africa’s best-ranked country in the World Press Freedom Index having dropped four places from 23 to 27 in the 2019 edition. The Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders cited the murder of Tiger Eye PI investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale and police harassment of journalists as factors for the […]Read More
Opinion

Bawumia stands well above the pack

It is bound to be hogwash, a complete waste of time, if you were to ask me. I am talking about the Ghana Institute of Journalism-scheduled public forum called “The Vice-Presidential Forum: An Analysis of Key Qualities and Contenders” (See “Etse Sikanku to Host Veep Forum April 17” Modernghana.com 4/16/19). This forum comes off today, […]Read More
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Yemeni defilement suspect on the run

Family of a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly defiled by a Yemeni, Mohammed Ould Ibrahim, aka Omar Mohammed in 2017, has expressed worry about the seeming neglect of the prosecution of the accused almost two years after the incident. After the alleged defilement at Haatso in Accra in December 2017, Omar Mohammed was initially granted […]Read More