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Last year, import exemptions granted to foreign companies and other institutions rose by 15.5 per cent to GH¢2.6 billion. The rise in exemptions from GH¢2.3 billion in 2016 to last year’s figure brings to the fore the country’s inability to control the amount of tax freebies granted to foreign firms in spite of the government’s pledges to help curb it.

The Board Chairman of the National Sports Authority, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, has been suspended by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo in relation to the deportation of some 60 Ghanaians, during the just ended Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

It’s been six months since the iPhone X went on sale. But neither Apple nor any of its usual accessory partners have made battery cases for its latest smartphone—or for the iPhone 8, which was released seven months ago.

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The Technical Support Unit of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) in the Eastern Region tested 9,680 people to know their HIV status during the just-ended Easter festivities on the Kwahu Ridge.

The Africa Regional Director, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Matsidiso Rebecca Moeti, has observed that accelerating Universal Health Coverage on the continent is within reach.

I’ve written about my experience as “the mistress.” It was a much-read post that unleashed both an outpouring of emotional stories and unbridled fury against me.

Tramadol, sold under the brand name Ultram is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Per the information obtained from Wikipedia and other reliable sources indicates that, when taken by mouth in an immediate-release formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within an hour.

Sesame Place will become the first theme park in the world designated as a Certified Autism Center (CAC) by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

A Reproductive and Child Health Officer at Ahwerewa Health Centre in the Sekyere East District, Ms. Rosemond Owusu Ansah, has warned adolescent girls, especially those in rural communities against using rags and other unhygienic items during their menstrual periods.

The Bible is more than clear in its theological claim that Jesus Christ will return to Earth at an undisclosed, future time. In fact, that belief is a central hallmark of the Christian faith.

Stephen W. Hawking, the Cambridge University physicist and best-selling author who roamed the cosmos from a wheelchair, pondering the nature of gravity and the origin of the universe and becoming an emblem of human determination and curiosity, died early Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon because of its red hue.

Hawaii and Alaska had the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. also had good viewing, along with Russia.

At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, hundreds gathered on the lawn in the wee hours under clear skies. Traffic was backed up more than a mile around the observatory. Sky-gazers also lined the beach near the Santa Monica Pier, some snapping photos and others reclining in the sand, their faces turned upward.

John Cook joined fellow photography enthusiasts at the pier, using the ferris wheel and roller coaster for his foreground.

"It was incredible," said Cook, a visual effects artist for films. Photographers also gathered at the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, striving to get the famous Coit Tower in their moon shots.

In San Francisco's Marina district, a crowd gathered to watch the super blue blood moon, as NASA calls it, set over the Golden Gate Bridge. Spectators got lucky: There were clear skies and no trace of the city's famous fog.

"It's very cinematic, the way the moon is changing colors and reflecting on the water," said Clara Cambon, who arrived around 5:30 a.m. with her husband.

On the other side of the Pacific, where it was already nightfall, hundreds descended on the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho complex, where telescopes and binoculars were plentiful. A TV monitor showed zoom-in views of the moon, and a university professor gave a run-down as the eclipse unfolded.

"It's wonderful to be at this precious event and to have been able to see the moon looking so beautiful," said Mayumi Kimura, a visitor.

At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, hundreds gathered on the lawn in the wee hours under clear skies. Traffic was backed up more than a mile around the observatory. Sky-gazers also lined the beach near the Santa Monica Pier, some snapping photos and others reclining in the sand, their faces turned upward.

John Cook joined fellow photography enthusiasts at the pier, using the ferris wheel and roller coaster for his foreground.

"It was incredible," said Cook, a visual effects artist for films. Photographers also gathered at the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, striving to get the famous Coit Tower in their moon shots.

In San Francisco's Marina district, a crowd gathered to watch the super blue blood moon, as NASA calls it, set over the Golden Gate Bridge. Spectators got lucky: There were clear skies and no trace of the city's famous fog.

"It's very cinematic, the way the moon is changing colors and reflecting on the water," said Clara Cambon, who arrived around 5:30 a.m. with her husband.

On the other side of the Pacific, where it was already nightfall, hundreds descended on the Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho complex, where telescopes and binoculars were plentiful. A TV monitor showed zoom-in views of the moon, and a university professor gave a run-down as the eclipse unfolded.

"It's wonderful to be at this precious event and to have been able to see the moon looking so beautiful," said Mayumi Kimura, a visitor.

 

For the first time, eight planets have been found orbiting a distant star, Kepler-90, 2,545 light-years from Earth in the Draco constellation, NASA announced Thursday. It is the first star known to support as many planets as are orbiting our own sun, and researchers believe that this is the first of many to come.

Every once in awhile, as we Earthlings strive to explore the cosmos, we’re reminded that bits of the cosmos occasionally visit Earth, too.

Scientists at Japan's space agency have discovered a huge moon cave that could one day house a base that would shelter astronauts from dangerous radiation and wild temperature swings, officials said on Thursday.

Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, is angry with Ghanaians for condemning Ghanaian actress and model, Moesha Boduong, over her assertion that Ghanaian women offer sex for survival due to unfavourable economic conditions.

Actress Yvonne Nelson has finally revealed her baby girl Ryn Roberts to the public for the first time since she delivered in October 2017. The screen goddess and her beautiful daughter covered the April 2018 edition of the Agoo Magazine which was released on Friday.

Controversial Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has hit the headlines once again, this time he is being accused by his baby mama, Shatta Michy, of beating her to pulp.

Gospel musician Celestine Donkor has added her voice to the Moesha-CNN discussion. According to the ‘Turning Around’ singer, the Ghanaian model and actress Moesha Boduong was not entirely wrong when she told the CNN in a recent interview that some Ghanaian women sleep with married men to make a living.

Moesha Budonita Boduong has apologized to Ghanaian women following the public anger that has welcomed her interview with American-based television network CNN.

Congratulations to Khloe Kardashian who has welcomed her first child. Khloe gave birth Thursday morning in a hospital outside Cleveland, reportedly at 4am local time (9am UK time).

It has emerged that four out of every ten Ghanaians who apply for a United Kingdom Visa from Accra are refused. Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu Anokmah, who revealed this to JoyNews says it is the case now because a number of Ghanaians who apply to visit the United Kingdom end up staying permanently in that country.

It's a cloudy Sunday morning in Kenya's Kwale county and Sande Ramadan just woke up to get ready for another weekend of work.

A thick sandstorm engulfed the Sudanese capital on Thursday, forcing authorities to cancel flights and shut schools in Khartoum and other nearby towns. Children and office workers stayed indoors while vehicles kept off roads as a thick orange haze shrouded the capital from early morning.

PERTH, Australia – More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive on Friday, authorities said.

A giant yellow inflatable duck named Daphne that made a break from its moorings in Australia has been located after a week on the lam, its swimming club owners said Monday.

Ghana has been ranked as the 108th happiest country in the World, according to the 2018 World Happiness Report. Ghana ranked lower than African countries such as Nigeria (91), Cameroon (99), Gabon (103), South Africa (105) and Ivory Coast (107).

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