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Australian swimmer, 99, ‘sets world record’

A 99-year-old Australian swimmer appears to have smashed a world record for his age group in the 50m freestyle. George Corones clocked 56.12 seconds at an official event in Queensland – a new benchmark for the 100-104 age category. He eclipsed the previous mark, set in 2014, by 35 seconds. It will now be verified by the sport’s governing body. ...

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TUTAG begins strike over proposed Technical Uni amendment bill

Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Technical University Teachers Association of Ghana (TUTAG) will from today [Friday] embark on a strike to protest the amendment of certain sections of the 2016 Act that establishes Technical universities. The amendment bill which is currently before Parliament seeks to grant powers to the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) to perform functions which TUTAG argues fall within the purview ...

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Industrial Area workers call for increased security after another robbery

Businesses and individuals who ply their trade around the North Industrial area in Accra are appealing for increased security in the area. This follows another robbery incident in the area on Thursday afternoon. Some unknown men attacked and snatched an unspecified amount of money from a man who had just walked out of a bank after withdrawing money from a ...

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Sack IGP – Minority urges Nana Addo

The Minority in Parliament wants the Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, to be sacked over the increasing spate of armed robberies in the country. Deputy Minority Chief Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, in an interview with Citi News argued that the security situation in the country has worsened under the watch of Mr. Asante-Apeatu as he seems to be doing little to ...

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Breast cancer: Urgent need for gov’t-sponsored screenings in Ghana [Article]

Breast cancer incidence is rising rapidly and is a public health issue in Ghana with many more diagnosis anticipated in the coming years. You probably know someone who had or has been diagnosed with breast cancer such as a mother, family member, a relative or a friend.  There are reported incidences of breast cancer in males but 99% are diagnosed ...

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I’m not paid – John Boadu rubbishes Obiri Boahen’s claims

John Boadu, NPP Acting General Secretary

Following complaints from the Deputy General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen in a leaked conversation that he has been neglected by the party and not been paid a salary for months, the acting General Secretary, John Boadu, has clarified that only the National Organizer and General Secretary of the party are paid salaries. According to ...

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Ghana through foreign eyes [Article]

You and I have no way of knowing if the Yale medical student who wrote that unflattering essay about Ghana last week did see what she says she saw. Parts sound slightly exaggerated or conflated from different experiences over her four-week stay into one experience outside the airport. But if you think her account is not feasible, then I’m afraid ...

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Bawumia renews call for digitization of land administration

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated the need for the automation of land administration in the country. He has, therefore, urged the Lands Commission to hasten the process to make land title service delivery more efficient. Speaking at the Land Administration Forum in Accra, the Vice President called on the private sector to partner government to make the ongoing ...

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Armed Robbers attack 3 houses in Koforidua

Fear has gripped residents of Koforidua following three separate robbery incidents by a gang of 4 armed men in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region. The armed men subjected their innocent victims to severe beatings before robbing them of their valuables. On Tuesday February 27th, the robbers took over the Okorase town in Koforidua, robbing a family of ...

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Australians turn in 57,000 guns in national amnesty

Australians turned in more than 57,000 firearms to authorities last year during a national gun amnesty. The three-month amnesty was the first since Australia’s landmark response to a mass shooting in 1996. It aimed to reduce the number of illicit weapons by allowing people to hand them over without fear of prosecution. The government said the amnesty deal had made the nation ...

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