PRESIDENT TRUMP TRAVEL BAN COMES INTO EFFECT

PRESIDENT TRUMP TRAVEL BAN COMES INTO EFFECT. People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban. It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces are not considered to be “bona fide” relations. The rules apply to people in Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, as well as all refugees. Moments before the ban began at 20:00 Washington time (00:00 GMT), it emerged that the state of Hawaii had asked a federal judge for clarification. It has in the past

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197 BRT BUSES IDLE – ONLY 48 ON ROAD, AS ROUTES NOT READY

197 BRT BUSES IDLE – ONLY 48 ON ROAD, AS ROUTES NOT READY. One hundred and ninety-seven out of the 245 Aayalolo buses imported into the country for the Quality Bus System (QBS) have remained idle since 2016. This means only 48 of the buses are being used for the service, which was initially known as the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). The 197 buses have remained idle because the corridors which are supposed to be developed for the QBS are yet to be implemented. The Daily Graphic found out on a visit to the Achimota Bus Terminal that the buses were at the mercy of the weather, apart from the

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GHANA TO WORK FASTER AHEAD OF ROADMAP FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION

GHANA TO WORK FASTER AHEAD OF ROADMAP FOR NUCLEAR POWER GENERATION. Director-General of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), Professor Benjamin Jabez Nyarko, has assured Ghanaians of his outfit’s commitment to work ahead of the roadmap for developing a comprehensive Nuclear Power Programme (NPP). He said this would be possible if the Commission received the needed financial support as quickly as possible, to enable it develop the various stages of activities to meet all the requirements prior to undertaking the construction and operation of a Nuclear Power Plant for electricity generation. He said Ghana was almost through with the first phase of the three milestone approaches set by the International

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PHOTOS: AKUFO-ADDO’S DAUGHTERS, GLAM AFRICA JOIN FORCES TO HELP AUTISTIC CHILDREN

PHOTOS: AKUFO-ADDO’S DAUGHTERS, GLAM AFRICA JOIN FORCES TO HELP AUTISTIC CHILDREN. Three sisters have come together to put the spotlight on autism and support scores of children on the Spectrum cared for at the Autism Awareness Care and Training Centre (AACT) in Accra. Gyankroma Akufo-Addo, Edwina Akufo-Addo and Valerie Obaze with diverse experiences and skills went out of their way to help autism which affects approximately one in every 150 children. Autism is a highly variable neurodevelopmental disorder, which usually affects children at the early stages and presents among other things, great communication and emotional challenges for them. My Sister’s Keeper Foundation on Thursday 29th June 2017, partnered with Glam Africa Magazine, to

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GHANA TO INTRODUCE NEW COCOA PLANT THAT BEARS FRUIT IN 18 MONTHS

GHANA TO INTRODUCE NEW COCOA PLANT THAT BEARS FRUIT IN 18 MONTHS. The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is experimenting a cocoa seedling that begins yeilding fruits at 18 months. The Board, together with the management is strategizing on how to produce cocoa seedlings and improve agronomic practices that that can produce cocoa trees that will fruit early and produce a lot of cocoa from the farms. Cocoa trees take on the average, 3-5 years to yield a crop, with hybrid varieties providing crops earlier. The experimental crop The experimental farm is located at Agyeikrom in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region. Members of the Board of Cocobod who were

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