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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

PRISON OFFICER KILLS ARMED ROBBER

A suspected armed robber who was part of a three-man gang was shot dead when the gang tried to hold up a prison officer in his house at Oyarifa Rehoboth Estates at dawn on Friday October 11, 2019. The officer fired his pump action gun, which killed one of the robbers who went to the house to rob the household,...

IMANI GHANA JUMPS TO THE DEFENSE OF TELCOS OVER CST INCREMENT

President of IMANI GHANA, Franklin Cudjoe has jumped to the defense of telcos with regard to the directive by Government for telcos not to pass the Communication Service Tax to subscribers. In a post, Mr.Cudjoe said "Consumption taxes are just what they are- consumers pay. Seeing there is great controversy over the 3% additional CST, with some claiming it is...

GOV’T ORDERS MOBILE NETWORKS TO STOP CHARGING SUBSCRIBERS 9% CST

Government has ordered Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to stop passing on the 9% Communication Service Tax (CST) to subscribers of the various networks. In a letter addressed to the National Communications Authority (NCA), from the Communications Ministry stated that the CST should be treated the same way VAT, NHIL, GETFUND levy and all other taxes and levies imposed on entities...

THERE IS CASH, GO FOR YOUR MONIES NOW – GABBY to contractors

Cousin to President Akufo Addo Gabby Otchere Darko has said 1.6 billion cedis has been released to the Ministry of Roads and Highways to pay all contractors owed by the government. Mr. Otchere Darko who made the announcement on facebook explained that the amount is far in excess of the 5 million cedis owed the 240 contractors in the country. He...

GOVERNMENT SCRAPS SYSTEM OF BONDING TRAINEE NURSES

Government has scrapped the system of bonding trainee nurses and midwives in the country. It comes on the back of its inability to employ the thousands of graduates currently pushing for jobs in the health sector. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the 4th annual general meeting and scientific conference of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives Deputy...

WHITEWASHING “AWW” REPORT A BAD PRECEDENT – MAHAMA

Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has criticised government’s rejection of most of the key recommendations of the Justice Emile Short Committee Report on the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election violence. Speaking during a courtesy call by executives of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), John Mahama said it should be of concern to all Ghanaians that...

UG VC NEVER HARASSED ME – ANDREA PIZZICCONI

The Chief Executive of Africa Integras has denied saying the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana sexually harassed her. She says the media misinterpreted her. In a statement released on Thursday, October 10, 2019 to respond to Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu's reaction, said: "I agree, you never harassed me. Surely, you are aware of the difference of headlines and...

DECRIMINALIZE SUICIDE – MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TO PARLIAMENT

As Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark Mental Health Day today, October 10, 2019, the Mental Health Authority has called on Parliament and the Attorney General's Department to help decriminalise suicide. According to the CEO of the Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei, they have already petitioned the two legal entities to help expunge from the Criminal Offences Act,...

ACQUAINT YOURSELF WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY OF YOUR INSTITUTION – NAB TO STUDENTS

The National Accreditation Board (NAB)has said it will not countenance any inappropriate behaviour, which has the tendency to compromise teaching and learning, which ultimately could affect the quality and standard of tertiary education in Ghana. In a statement signed by the acting Executive Secretary of the National Accreditation Board, Dr. Kingsley Nyarko noted with concern allegations captured in the BBC...

PARLIAMENT TO RESUME ON OCTOBER 22

Parliament will commence sitting on Tuesday October 22, 2019 for the third meeting of the third session of the seventh Parliament after it adjourned sine dine in July. A statement issued by the Speaker of the House, Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye said: “In pursuance of standing order 37 of the Parliament of Ghana, I, Professor Aaron Michael Oquaye, Right Honourable...

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