Best Dancehall artistes in the world…Does Shatta Wale make it on the list?

Dancehall originated in Jamaica in the late 1970s as an offshoot of reggae and has since spread to the rest of the world. The genre has become popular, not just in the Caribbean, but all over the world to the extent that international artists including Rihanna and Drake have released dancehall tracks. While many artistes […]

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Farmers’ Day: Rawlings Salute Farmers

10 HOURS AGO  AGRICULTURE  1 COMMENT Ex-President Jerry John Rawlings has asked Ghanaians to purchase and consume local rice as a way to support the work of farmers. Celebrating the 35th National Farmers’ Day today [Friday] he commended all farmers and fisherfolk for the good work done in providing food for Ghanaians. In a statement, the former President, […]

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Youth Bridge Foundation joins calls to ‘put December referendum on hold’

NOV 29, 2019  POLITICS Youth Bridge Foundation — a youth development organisation — has joined growing calls on the government to postpone the upcoming December 17 Referendum. The group wrote in a statement that the government needs to build consensus with the biggest opposition party which is campaigning against the Referendum question. They also called on […]

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Minority demands withdrawal of new GH₵100, GH₵200 notes

14 HOURS AGO  POLITICS  1 COMMENT The Minority in Parliament is demanding the immediate withdrawal of the new denominations of the Ghana Cedi introduced by the Bank of Ghana (BoG). A member of the Finance Committee, Benjamin Komla Kpodo, in questioning the timing for the issuance of new notes, insisting BoG withdraws it for further consultations. “We do […]

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4Syte Music Video Awards: Shatta Wale and Sarkodie win big [Full list]

14 HOURS AGO  GENERAL NEWSShatta Wale (left) and Sarkodie The 10th edition of the annual 4Syte Music Video Awards came off at Kempinski Hotel on Saturday, November 16. The event saw dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, taking home five awards, the highest number of awards won by an artiste on the night followed by Sarkodie, who came […]

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Preventive Health Agency calls for volumetric tax on cask wine

THE price of a four-litre cask of wine would double to almost $27 under a government agency’s plan to overhaul alcohol taxation. But wine now costing more than $20 a bottle could become cheaper under the plan, which could raise the government around $900 million. The Australian National Preventive Health Agency will today reject calls […]

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Water companies to charge interest on overdue accounts for Melbourne households

MELBOURNE households face another cost-of-living sting, with water companies gaining crucial support to charge interest on overdue accounts. Consumer groups have branded the move a blow for customers. But water businesses are adamant the vulnerable will be protected. The Essential Services Commission has recommended allowing metropolitan providers to charge interest on unrecovered money from next […]

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Beware the building cost of carbon tax

THE introduction of the carbon tax on July 1 has received much attention, with most commentators acknowledging that it will have far-reaching implications. Despite this, Master Builders has been surprisingly unsuccessful in pointing the spotlight at the inevitable impact the carbon tax will have on the cost of building and, in turn, housing affordability. Unlike […]

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