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N/R: Greater Height school closed down after Teachers and Management fight
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The Greater Height International School in Tamale has been closed down after fighting broke out between teachers and management on Tuesday over refusal of teachers to write an internal Maths and English examinations which was to decide their fate in the school. Parents were called in to take home their children after management and teachers violently clashed following the decision of the headmaster, Mr. Daniel Jokoto to expel the school welfare committee chairman, Abubakari Sulemana for inciting his colleagues to...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
DSP Basintale, others to sue Police Service over gold scam
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Four Police Officers indicted in a Ghc1.3 million gold scam have threatened to sue the Police Service over what they describe as negative media campaigns against them. A licensed US gold buying firm, Green Global Resources, had accused the Ghana Police of serious corruption at the highest level in the case of an alleged GHc 1.3 million gold scam. This gold scam case led to the interdiction of the then-East Legon Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Basintale, and 6 others, after they allegedly seized 13...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Import duties on spare parts to be removed as Parliament passes Customs Bill
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Parliament has approved the Customs Amendment Bill 2017 that will allow for the removal of import duty on vehicular spare parts. The bill was passed after a protracted debate, with the minority insisting the bill is unconstitutional and a breach of the ECOWAS treaty. They also questioned why government did not remove all duties on spare parts as promised in the 2017 budget statement. Deputy Minority Leader James Avedzi said the move will only benefit spare part importers and not...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
This Bridge In China Was Demolished In Just 3.5 Seconds
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In China, a nearly 40-year-old bridge was demolished in less than 4 seconds to make way for a new one It took over 700 kilograms of explosives and just under 4 seconds to demolish the Nanhu bridge in northeast China on early on Sunday morning. Dramatic footage of the demolition was posted by several local news outlets on social media and it makes for an incredible watch. According to CGTN, the bridge was demolished to make way for a newer bridge....

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
COCOBOD’s GH¢10bn debt worsens over weak cocoa prices
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Ghana has lost GH¢1 billion to falling cocoa prices in the last four months of the year, worsening the plight of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), which is now coming to terms with a GH¢10 billion debt discovered recently. The debt, which is due to the rising cost in the past years, could combine with the weakening cocoa prices to cripple plans by the board to raise cocoa output and improve the lot of the sector through targeted interventions to...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Three UN peacekeepers killed in Mali attack
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More than 100 soldiers have died in recent months in Mali, making it the most deadly United Nations mission to date. Years of peace talks have brought no results in Mali Three UN peacekeepers have been killed in an attack outside their base in northern Mali, the United Nations said in a statement on Friday. All three soldiers killed on Thursday in Kidal were from Guinea, the Guinean government said. The identity of the attackers was not yet known. The UN camp came under...

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