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August 16, 2017 10:13 PM Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide

People rush to bury their dead amid fears of disease outbreak in one of the worst disasters that has killed over 300. Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory 1

August 16, 2017 8:13 PM How Google Home and the Amazon Echo give a new twist to the home phone

The death of the landline has been well-documented for years, as cellphones have become the primary phone for the majority of Americans. But now, thanks to tech companies' obsession with the smart home, the home phone is making a comeback. Google has announced that starting Wednesday it is adding hands-free calling to its Google Home smart speaker and Home Hub. Anyone 1

August 16, 2017 5:37 PM GRA clamps down on 39 businesses for failing to issue tax invoices

Source: Joseph Kwami Azahekor | JoyBusiness Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) through its revenue mobilization task force embarked on a national exercise aimed at prosecuting all business entities who fail to issue tax invoices to clients. Addressing a cross section of the media at its headquarters in Accra, Coordinator of the special task force, Henry Sam, revealed 1

August 16, 2017 4:52 PM GRA Closes Down Two Hotels Over Tax Infractions

The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) has shut down two hotels in Accra for failure to issue VAT/NHIL invoices. This follows investigations conducted by the BNI that showed only 3 out of 42 businesses issue VAT invoices to customers who patronized goods and services. The hotels; Adeko and New Haven which are among the 42 investigated, will face various degrees 1

August 16, 2017 4:09 PM 37 Military Hospital temporarily closes down emergency unit

Health Service 37 Military Hospital temporarily closes down emergency unit This was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Public Relations at the hospital, Commander MA Larbi. He said that the unit will be shut down from August 17, 2017, to enable them to carry out the routine fumigation exercise. The unit is expected to be opened 1

August 16, 2017 3:45 PM 37 Military hospital to close emergency unit for fumigation

The 37 Military Hospital will tomorrow, Thursday, fumigate the Medical Emergency Unit of the facility. According to the hospital, the unit will be shut down from August 17, 2017 to enable them carry out the routine exercise. The statement also urged the Public to co-operate with them during the four day fumigation exercise. “The 37 Military Hospital 2

August 16, 2017 5:50 AM Marikana: Where is the political responsibility?

The 16th of August 2017 marks exactly 5 years since the tragic killing of some 34 men – brothers, fathers, and sons – who were gunned down by the South African Police Service (SAPS) at Marikana. That dreadful day will long remain as a stain on the collective conscience of our country. The anniversary marks 1826 days since those men were killed in broad 3

August 16, 2017 5:27 AM Five years on: Marikana residents still live in dire conditions

Marikana - Men dressed in white overalls with green and yellow stripes, wearing black safety boots, and carrying their "skafting" (lunch-box) walk the dusty roads of Marikana in the North West. They return home from the Rowlands mineshaft, where most of them are employed. It is a few kilometres away from the koppie where many mine workers lost their 3

August 15, 2017 7:47 PM Falling tree kills 13 on Portuguese island of Madeira

A falling tree has killed at least 13 people and injured 49 at a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira. A video shows the tree crashing down on a crowded square in a suburb of the main town, Funchal, spreading panic among people enjoying the festivities. Two children are reported to have been killed, and some of the injured are said to be foreign 1

August 15, 2017 11:14 AM Take-Over Of Two Banks Timely — Analysts

It is emerging that the GCB Bank Limited was prevailed upon to absorb the performing assets of the now insolvent UT Bank and Capital Bank in a manner that will help minimise the impact of their insolvency on the entire banking sector, maintain their indigenous status and prevent job losses. The GCB Bank was chosen over two other bidders, including the HFC Bank, after 2