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October 28, 2017 12:24 AM The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government’s vote to declare independence from Spain. Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags. In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia’s regional government, dissolving 122

October 27, 2017 11:26 PM As a Republic Struggles to Be Born, Barcelona Holds Its Breath

There were a few crucibles of emotion, in particular inside the Catalan Parliament, where the independence decision was made — and in the street outside, where a few thousand independence supporters gathered in expectation of a celebration. During an acrimonious debate inside the parliamentary chamber, lawmakers bickered publicly on the backbenches as their 93

October 27, 2017 10:10 PM Spain says it's dissolving Catalonia's regional government after independence declaration

Spain’s central government Friday fired Catalonia’s separatist leaders, dissolved its parliament and called new elections for December, hours after regional lawmakers voted in favor of a historic declaration of independence. Seeking to quell Spain’s gravest constitutional crisis in its nearly four decades of democracy, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted 85

October 27, 2017 3:21 PM Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, while the Spanish parliament has approved direct rule over the region. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had told senators direct rule was needed to return "law, democracy and stability" to Catalonia. The crisis began earlier this month when Catalonia held a controversial 93

October 27, 2017 1:29 PM Catalans declare independence from Spain

The Catalan regional parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain, just as the Spanish government appears set to impose direct rule. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy earlier told senators direct rule was needed to return “law, democracy and stability” to Catalonia. The crisis began when Catalans backed independence in an illegal vote earlier 29

October 27, 2017 1:19 PM Special Prosecutor’s Bill back to Parliament

Accra, Oct.27 GNA - Parliament has agreed on the establishment of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) Bill with both majority and Minority sides advancing cogent argument in support of the office meant to check public office corruption. This was after Sophia Akuffo, the Attorney General had presented the Office of the Special Prosecutor Bill for the second 36

October 26, 2017 4:36 PM Prof Botchwey C’ttee Report: People are shifting focus of Ghanaians – Nii Lante Vanderpuye

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Odododiodoo constituency says the prominence being given to the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) internal issues, is an attempt to shift the focus of Ghanaians from national issues. Speaking to Mamavi Owusu Aboagye, host of AM Show on JOYNEWS, Thursday, Nii Lante Vanderpuye said there are issues like fuel price increase 30

October 26, 2017 12:29 PM Greater Accra Caucus to 'intervene' in Ga Mashie chieftaincy dispute

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline | Abubakar Ibrahim The Majority and Minority Members of Parliament are to hold separate meetings on the recent confusion over the Ga stool. Odododiodio legislator, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye disclosed that a joint statement by the two parliamentary caucuses will be issued after the meetings. Central Accra has been the hotbed of violence 240

October 25, 2017 7:56 PM Speaker directs probe into shabby treatment of visa applicants

Accra, Oct. 25, GNA - The Speaker of Parliament, Prof Aaron Mike Oquaye has directed Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs to collaborate with his office to enquire into the shabby treatment meted out to visa applicants by some Embassies in Ghana. According to the Speaker, the two groups after their enquiry should present a report to the House. Prof Oquaye 31

October 25, 2017 5:03 PM Sam George is ‘mad’ – Ade Coker

Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joseph Nii Ade Coker, has described Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George as mad. Chairman Ade Coker’s comment was a direct reaction to the MP’s assertion that the Greater Accra executives of the party are useless. The blunt-speaking MP also blamed 19