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February 22, 2018 8:35 AM CHASS commends WAEC decision on new WASSCE schedule

Former Secretary of the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools [CHASS], Felix Essah, has commended the West African Examination Council [WAEC], for changing the schedule of the West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination [WASSCE], from February to April. Speaking to Citi News, Felix Essah said the decision will benefit students 79

February 21, 2018 5:27 PM ECOWAS single currency to boost regional trade – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has stated that introducing a single currency for countries in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will encourage trade activities amongst members of the regional bloc. He said the plan, when eventually rolled out, will help reduce the exportation of raw materials outside West Africa and ensure value addition to basic 73

February 21, 2018 12:05 PM All adult Singaporeans will get one-off bonus of up to S$300

Every Singaporean aged 21 years and above this year will receive a one-off “hongbao” of between S$100 and S$300 from the Government, as the Republic expects a record surplus for the current financial year. Adult Singaporeans with an annual income of up to S$28,000 will receive S$300, those whose annual earnings are between S$28,001 and S$100,000 will get S$200, while 69

February 21, 2018 6:31 AM FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’

A woman who had a stroke while on a FaceTime video call with her sister, says the technology saved her life. Opokua Kwapong, who lives alone in New York, was on a call with her sister, Adumea Sapong, in Manchester, when Mrs Sapong noticed that her elder sibling “didn’t look right”. She raised the alarm after she also noticed her sister’s voice was slurred 83

February 20, 2018 6:12 AM Jobless nutritionist complain about gov’t neglect

A registered nutritionist, who has been left frustrated by the government’s inability to allow her to serve the nation, has bemoaned the lack of regard for preventable healthcare services like the one she offers. This nutritionist, Akosua Konadu, just wants to repay Ghana back for the support she had during her education, but the issue of clearance from the government 75

February 19, 2018 3:32 PM Youth club inaugurated in Vakpo SHS to promote local tourism

The Ghana Tourism Authority’s Office in the Volta Region marked this year’s National Chocolate Day at the Vakpo Senior High School by rejuvenating the school’s tourism club to make its members serve as brand ambassadors of Ghana-made products and Volta tourist sites. In line with the celebration of love and enjoyment of good meals and chocolates that have become 68

February 18, 2018 11:42 AM British stars set up anti-harassment fund

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has donated £1m to a new campaign aimed at helping those affected by harassment. The donation comes as nearly 200 female British and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the actors to sign the letter, published in the Observer 75

February 18, 2018 7:48 AM Ashfoam, Rotary Club organise blood donation exercise

The Ashanti Foam Factory Limited (ASHFOAM), Rotary Club of Accra, Dzorwulu, and USDA-Amplifies Ghana have embarked on a blood donation exercise to support the National Blood Service. The donation was geared towards stocking the country’s blood bank to ensure there is sufficient blood to administer to patients during emergency cases. According to the Marketing 66

February 17, 2018 12:23 PM Kumasi: Fire guts cars, repair shop at Sofoline

Four cars and a vehicle repair shop have been ravaged by fire at Sofoline a suburb of the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi. According to eyewitnesses, the fire started about 7:30 pm yesterday [Friday]. Some mechanics whose shops were affected spoke to Citi News and lamented over their losses which they claim run into thousands of cedis. “I am an excavator 70

February 16, 2018 4:04 PM Anger at Google image search ‘peace deal’

Google has made it more difficult for people to save pictures from its image search product, as part of a “peace deal” with photo library Getty Images. In 2017, Getty Images complained to the European Commission, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices. Google said it had removed some features from image search, including the “view image” button 62