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February 20, 2018 11:50 AM Court to rule on fate of laid-off Goldfields staff March 2

An Accra High court has set March 2 as the date it will deliver its ruling on the fate of some 1,700 workers of Goldfields Ghana who have been laid off by the company. The judge, Laurenda Owusu, said she will rely on the relevant provisions in civil procedure rules, CI 47 and all the processes filed to deliver its ruling on the set date. In the writ, the workers 67

February 20, 2018 9:14 AM Singapore to pay bonus to all citizens after surplus budget

All Singapore citizens aged 21 and above will get a one-off “SG Bonus” of up to S$300 each as the 2017 budget came in with a surplus of almost S$10 billion (US $7.6 billion), the city-state’s finance minister announced on Monday. Finance minister Heng Swee Keat made the announcement during his budget speech in Parliament, describing the bonus as a “hongbao 73

February 20, 2018 6:00 AM Police disperse picketing graduate nurses from Health Ministry

Police personnel on Monday forcibly evicted unemployed graduate nurses who pitched camp at the Health Ministry. The nurses, numbering about two hundred besieged the Health Ministry to demand posting, and threatened to pass the night there if their concerns were not addressed. They claimed that several appeals to the Ministry for employment after they completed 84

February 19, 2018 12:36 PM NPP postpones constituency primaries to February 24

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has rescheduled its constituency primaries, originally set to take place on February 21, to February 24, 2018. According to the party, the primaries will now be held from Saturday, February 24 to Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The party, in a statement signed by its acting General Secretary, John Boadu, said the decision 73

February 19, 2018 7:53 AM Ebony’s death: Tourism Ministry to embark on road safety campaign

The Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku, has said her Ministry will embark on a road safety awareness campaign to ensure sanity on the roads and save more lives. Her comments follow the sudden demise of music icon Priscilla Opkou Kwarteng, known in show-business as Ebony Reigns. “Lets us immortalize this tragedy, so something 98

February 18, 2018 2:41 PM Ebony to be buried on March 17

The family of dancehall artiste Ebony Reigns has set March 17, 2018 as the date for the burial of the late starlet. The announcement was made by the family today [Sunday], February 17, 2018 during the ceremony to mark one week since the singer’s death in a car crash. “According to the family, they’ve already set 17th March, 2018 as the date for the funeral 85

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 84

February 16, 2018 11:18 AM Oxfam sex scandal: Director promises justice for victims

Oxfam says it will set up a commission to investigate past and present allegations of exploitation by staff. Oxfam International’s executive director Winnie Byanyima said it would “do justice” and “atone for the past”. She invited victims to come forward “for justice to be done” for them, saying she was “here for all the women who have been abused 69

February 16, 2018 11:00 AM We’ll back creation of new regions with mining royalties – Ahafo Chiefs

President of the Ahafo Council of Chiefs, Nana Ansah Adu Baah II, has promised to use royalties received from mining companies in the Ahafo area to assist in the process of creating the proposed Ahafo region. According to Nana Ansah Adu Baah, the creation of the Ahafo region is critical since it will spread development across fairly. He also noted that the Ahafo 90

February 16, 2018 6:00 AM IES slams ‘insignificant’ 2% Special Petroleum Tax reduction

A senior Analyst at the Institute of Energy Security (IES), Richard Rockson, is dissatisfied with the marginal reduction in the Special Petroleum Tax from 15 percent to 13 percent. Like some observers, Mr. Rockson insists that the Special Petroleum Tax should be scrapped completely. Mr. Rockson stated that even after the reductions, Ghanaians will continue 81