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Abu Jinapor and John Jinapor lock horns over government’s electricity reliefs

A Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor has taken on his brother on the other side of the political divide, John Abdulai Jinapor in relation to government’s recently announced electricity reliefs for Ghanaians. President Nana Akufo-Addo who addressed the nation on Thursday on measures put in place to ease challenges Ghanaians were compelled to […]

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RICHARD KAY: Did Boris Johnson fall victim to the No10 ‘machismo culture’? 

The hardest part must be accepting the sympathy, those reassuring messages that have flooded in, while having to acknowledge that the exterior he has always presented, impervious to triumph and setback, has been breached.  Only a week ago Boris Johnson was determined to ride out his diagnosis of coronavirus with the bravado and positive determination […]

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Leeds legend and World Cup winner Norman Hunter in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus

Norman Hunter, one of the iconic figures in British football, was on Friday being treated in hospital for coronavirus. The concerning news was confirmed by Leeds United, the club with whom Hunter, now 76, established his reputation as one of the greatest and most uncompromising defenders during the Sixties and Seventies. A statement on the […]

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Family Health hospital donates Ghana-made PPE to Greater Accra Regional Hospital

The Founder and President of the Family Health University College, Prof. Yao Kwawukume and Dr. Susu B. Kwawukume, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Director of Family Health Hospital (FHH) have designed and produced the first-ever made in Ghana PPE. They have donated the Ghana-made PPE to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) to be used by […]

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Cardinal George Pell has opened up about ‘suffering’ after child sex convictions were overturned

Cardinal George Pell has opened up about ‘suffering’ in jail before his child sex convictions were quashed. The cardinal won his appeal bid to the High Court on Tuesday and walked free from Barwon Prison, near Geelong, after more than 400 days behind bars.  The 78-year-old is spending Easter in the Seminary of the Good Shepherd […]

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Soho Farmhouse ‘sacks up to 30 staff via phone and WhatsApp video’ in the last two weeks

Soho Farmhouse has been accused of sacking up to 30 staff members via phone and WhatsApp video in the last fortnight during the coronavirus crisis.  Former employees have slammed the exclusive countryside resort near Chipping Norton after they were allegedly dismissed over ‘poor performance’.  All branches of the Soho House chain are closed due to […]

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Covid-19: Zoomlion disinfects Judicial Service, other institutions

After disinfecting markets in 13 regions, waste management company Zoomlion has now extended the exercise to the judicial service. The exercise which saw the company disinfecting the supreme court building, the court complex, the Ghana School of law and the residence of the chief justice is expected to be done in 60 other institutions nationwide. […]

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COCOBOD delays syndicated loan due to impact of COVID-19

COCOBOD has assured cocoa farmers that despite the halt in the shipment of cocoa beans due to the closure of the ports, the process of signing the syndicated loan has not stalled. COCOBOD says negotiations are still ongoing with financial institutions to raise the needed funds to finance the next crop season. The closure of […]

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Liverpool icon Sir Kenny Dalglish tests positive for coronavirus and is being treated in hospital

Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for Coronavirus and is being treated in hospital. Dalglish is the club’s greatest player and won every domestic trophy during two spells as manager. He was admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment on a different condition but, as is now standard practice, he was assessed for […]

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COVID-19 and end user electricity tariff relief strategy

End User Electricity Tariff across the sub region has been a major concern and one of the capital reasons for the stagnated industry growth. This subject requires an objective and apolitical study of the cost of electricity generation, transmission and distribution in particular, by conducting an analysis of variance, and benchmarking the most competitive economies […]

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Coronavirus UK: Police order sunbathers off beach with tannoys

Lockdown rebels have been ordered off the beach and out of parks by police with loudspeakers today as hundreds continued to ignore social distancing rules to lie in 77F sunshine. It comes as Downing Street has been forced to warn police officers against ‘heavy-handed’ lockdown tactics after officers admitted to prowling through supermarket aisles in […]

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COVID-19: Ghana’s High Commissioner to UK Owusu Ankomah tests positive

Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu Ankomah has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, information gathered by Starrfm.com.gh indicates. According to sources, he is currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) of an undisclosed hospital in the UK where he is responding to treatment. The UK currently has over 65, 000 cases of […]

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Milton Keynes ‘super-lab’ to analyse coronavirus tests FINALLY opens

A super-lab for coronavirus testing has finally opened in Milton Keynes after ministers admitted they had no idea when it would be operational.  The National Biosample Centre has been shrouded in mystery for weeks and was discreetly opened last night by Health Secretary Matt Hancock.   There was skepticism the facility would get going in time to […]

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COVID-19:  Deeper Life Bible Church donates to Kumasi South Hospital

The Deeper Life Bible Church has presented a sum of Ghc 10,000 to the Kumasi South Hospital through the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah. Leadership of the Church said it chose the hospital because it is one of the designated facilities that is playing the lead role in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic […]

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Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 8,958 with 980 new fatalities

Britain suffered another grim day in its coronavirus crisis today as officials recorded another 980 deaths in the home nations, taking the UK’s spiralling victim count to 8,958.  A further 5,706 people have been diagnosed with the disease in the past 24 hours, meaning a total of 70,783 have now tested positive. Officials managed a […]

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Supermarket shopper is spotted wearing UNDERWEAR on her head

A supermarket shopper was spotted appearing to wear underwear on her head as a makeshift coronavirus face mask.  Jared Richter and his wife Jennifer had been food shopping at supermarket in Coconut Creek, Florida, US, on Tuesday when they spotted the woman’s quirky attempt at staying safe while buying her groceries.  As she prepared to […]

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Gold Fields Ghana commits US$830,000 to fight COVID-19

Gold Fields Ghana has committed more than US$830,000 to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in its operating areas in the Western Region and other parts of Ghana. The Company, through the Ghana Chamber of Mines, has already contributed US$433,891 to support the efforts by the Ghana Government to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and assist […]

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How frontline medics are boosting morale by dancing

Many frontline healthcare workers face the most difficult days of their careers as they lead the response to the coronavirus pandemic.  But these videos show that, even in their darkest moments, doctors, nurses and ambulance medics are still finding ways to boost morale. NHS workers across the UK have taken to social media to share […]

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Easter shoppers queue for up to THREE HOURS to buy booze and food

Good Friday shoppers waited in ‘insane’ queues that formed outside supermarkets from dawn today to buy food and booze to see them through the four-day Easter bank holiday weekend. Many had to wait in line for more than three hours as temperatures hit 25C (77f) on the hottest day of the year so far in scenes repeated […]

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University Administrators support COVID-19 Trust Fund with GHS 15,000

The Ghana Association of University Administrators (GAUA) has pledged to continue to encourage its membership across public universities in Ghana to contribute greatly in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The association made this known when the National Executive Committee (NEC) made a cash donation of GHS 15,000 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund. The Kwame […]

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African countries with 100+ coronavirus cases: Regional breakdown

The numbers of confirmed cases across the continue continues to grow with each passing day. The World Health Organization Africa regional head warns that a spike is expected in the coming weeks. Whiles the figures remain very low in a number of countries, quite a sizeable number has passed the 100 mark with only a […]

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Livid local confronts ‘stupid’ couple who travelled 180 miles to stay in Snowdonia in lockdown

This is the moment an angry local confronted a couple who drove 180 miles to rent an Airbnb. The man in Snowdownia, Wales, slammed the pair and accused them of breaking coronavirus lockdown rules – but the venue’s landlady claimed the couple were made homeless by the pandemic.  The Government has ordered people to stay […]

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Italy prepares to extend lockdown until May 3 to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections

Italy is preparing to extend its lockdown until early May in order to avoid a second wave of coronavirus cases.  Prime minister Giuseppe Conte is expected to extend most of the country’s stringent quarantine measures until May 3, Italian media says.   The fact that Italy is likely to stay in lockdown until May suggests that […]

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S.A: sewing shop shifts to making reusable masks for locals

In South Africa’s Alexandra township, a sewing shop has shifted its production of traditional textiles to reusable face masks. The masks are given to indegenes at the local mall in a bid to curtail spread of the coronavirus. ‘‘We want to help the people of Alexandra to be safe in this virus so that’s why […]

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Ghana to celebrate Earth Day with virtual video contests for students

Thanks to the internet and social media platforms, work is still ongoing for many institutions and organisations in the midst of the worldwide lockdown following the COVID 19 pandemic. The lockdown has been necessitated by the nature of its spread from person to person at a very close interval. Therefore, all international, national or local […]

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Kenya cases hit 189, govt gazettes coronavirus regulations

April 10: Cases reach 189, government gazettes regulations Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe announced today that 5 more Kenyans have tested positive after analysis of 504 samples; Kenya’s number of cases now 189. He added that 10 more people to be discharged from Mbagathi hospital after testing negative: number of recoveries now 22. Meanwhile, government has […]

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Sales of Easter eggs, wine, barbecues and paddling pools soar ahead of four-day break 

Heavy-handed police are prowling supermarket aisles in a bid to catch shoppers buying ‘non-essential’ items amid concerns that officers are abusing their powers as Britain goes into lockdown for the Easter weekend.  Police forces across the country have been accused of being over-zealous in their crackdown as they threatened to set up road blocks to […]

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Uganda’s Museveni shows lock down fitness routine via socials

If you’are not sure how to keep fit during this lockdown, Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has some drills to share with you. On Thursday, the 75-year old released a video on social media showing how Ugandans can exercise at home during a televised address. “It’s good to go outdoors when there is no problem but […]

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NHS nurse reported as ‘selfish’ for using her car every day as she drives to work to help patients

An NHS nurse has been left stunned after being told by a neighbour she was ‘selfish’ and ‘part of the problem’ for driving to work every day. Sam Halms, who works at the Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Foundation Trust, was shocked to discover a nasty note on her vehicle, which said she had been […]

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