WORLD TOURISM REMAINS RESILIENT DESPITE GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES’ KNOCK DOWN.

WORLD TOURISM REMAINS RESILIENT DESPITE GLOBAL UNCERTAINTIES’ KNOCK DOWN. With a 3.6% real GDP growth in Q1 2017, the world economy has remained strong, surpassing the earlier forecast at 3.5% for 2017-2018. This growth, according to Euromonitor International, is and continue to be highly driven by emerging markets which account for approximately 74% of the world’s real GDP expansion, and a predicted share of up to 79% by 2020. Among top sectors contributing to this economic development is the Travel and Tourism industry, directly accounting for US$2.3 trillion (10.2% of the world’s GDP) and 109 million jobs (1 in 10) globally in 2016. However, the sector’s agility has had to

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GHANAIAN FOOTBALLER HANDED TWO-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPING WIFE

GHANAIAN FOOTBALLER HANDED TWO-YEAR JAIL TERM FOR RAPING WIFE. A Swedish court on Friday sentenced Ghanaian football player in Sweden’s second division to two years in prison for raping and beating his wife. After serving his sentence, 22-year-old Kwame Bonsu, who played for the Gefle IF club, will be expelled from the Scandinavian country where he has lived in since 2013, the Gavle District Court said. Bonsu will also not be allowed to return to the country in the next ten years unless pardoned.Gefle on Friday said Bonsu was dismissed from the team with immediate effect. he will also have to pay 245,000 kronor (at least 25,000 euros, $28,000) in

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STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM

STEADY GROWTH OF INTERNET PENETRATION IN AFRICA, A BOOST FOR E-TOURISM. Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by Africa’s leading online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the internet to grow e-tourism. The growth of 4G network has also extended to more than half of the African countries, with 72 live LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks in 32 countries as at mid-2016. Although its adoption still lags behind the rest of the world with only 20% 4G

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MAYWEATHER’S VISIT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MARKET GHANA – ORGANISERS

MAYWEATHER’S VISIT IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MARKET GHANA – ORGANISERS. Upscale Entertainment, organisers of Floyd Mayweather’s tour of Ghana have urged corporate bodies to seize the opportunity to market investment opportunities in the country during the two-day visit of the undefeated American boxing icon on June 15-16. According to the CEO of Upscale Entertainment, Roni Yeboah, Mayweather’s “Undefeated Tour” provides Ghana with a unique window to market itself as an investment and tourism destination to over 10 million people across the world. “For the period that Mayweather will be in Ghana on the Undefeated Tour, the attention of the world will be in Ghana and you can be assured of

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ASAMOAH GYAN DELIGHTED AT ACCRA ACADEMY PROJECT

ASAMOAH GYAN DELIGHTED AT ACCRA ACADEMY PROJECT…. The captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, has expressed his satisfaction with the progress of work on the artificial football pitch at Accra Academy Senior High School which he is currently undertaking at a cost of $200,000. Gyan last year made a pledge to construct the 1,000-seater facility when he visited his alma meter while on holidays and subsequently cut the sod to begin construction in November 2015. Before touring the facility, Gyan called on the headmaster of the school, Samuel Ofori Adjei, who informed him that the cost of the project was likely to increase marginally because of additional works he

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NDC OPEN TO DEBATE AS OPPOSITION PARTIES SHUN IGP’S SOCIAL MEDIA BAN IDEAS

NDC OPEN TO DEBATE AS OPPOSITION PARTIES SHUN IGP’S SOCIAL MEDIA BAN IDEAS…. Opposition political parties have shunned a suggestion by the police service to ban the use of social media on election day, stating it is an abuse of fundamental human rights. The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Peoples’ National Convention (PNC) and Progressive Peoples’ Party  (PPP) say the ban is archaic and retrogressive way to contain social media abuse. But the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has signaled it does not have any hard and definite stance on the proposal yet. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), John Kudalor last Thursday floated the idea that a ban

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NCCE “CITIZENSHIP WEEK”; THE YOUTH AND CHILDREN MUST HOLD ON TO DISCIPLINEd THIS ELECTION YEAR

NCCE “CITIZENSHIP WEEK”; THE YOUTH AND CHILDREN MUST HOLD ON TO DISCIPLINEd THIS ELECTION YEAR…. By Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai Being election year, all citizens are required to contribute towards peace, before, during and after the presidential and parliamentary elections in November. Although the political parties are the main activists in elections, the youth, most of who are in schools, are the major beneficiaries of peaceful elections in future. For that matter the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) which has the mandate to promote Civic education would devote this year’s citizenship week celebrations to sensitize the youth and children on the need to obey their parents and teachers and adhere

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BIZARRE ALL EUROPEAN NEWBORN BABIES WILL BE MICROCHIPPED FROM DECEMBER 2016

           All European newborn Babies will be Microchipped from December 2016 On December 2016, through Europe newborn children will be compelled to take in a subcutaneous RFID chip. Public clinics in the European Union are to be alerted. The chip in inquiry will be contributed with the report sheet on the newborn. This chip will also be an impressive GPS sensor that will task with a micro- disposable battery every 2 years in state clinics. GPS chip grants an edge of error of 5 meters, as a statement that it is excellent. It will be linked straight to a satellite, which will guide the networks. As

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OLD TAFO CLASHES: SIX CHURCHES,MOSQUE BURNT

    Old Tafo clashes: Six churches, Mosque burnt Chaotic scene at old Tafo as the confusion broke out Wednesday Some churches and a mosque have reportedly been attacked in the clashes at old Tafo in Kumasi despite the dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed on the community.It is unclear the name of the churches involved.Ultimate FM’s Isaac Bediako Justice reports that so far six church buildings and a Mosque have been burnt by the irate youth.The Old Tafo community has been placed under curfew following clashes between some youth perceived to be Muslims and the traditional authorities in the area.The locals and traditional authorities are reportedly fighting off attempts by the Muslim

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I WILL KILL IF MY UNDERAGE DAUGHTER IS MARRIED OFF – PRESIDENT MAHAMA

               I will kill if my underage daughter is married off – President Mahama President John Dramani Mahama said on Wednesday that he would commit murder and go to prison if anybody attempted to marry off his underage daughter. The President was condemning the phenomenon of child marriages in Ghana. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 7th Africa Conference on Sexual and Healthy Right in Accra Wednesday, the President said it was unfortunate that such a practice continued to thrive in Africa. He said since there was the tendency for relatives to keep quiet when their underage children were married off, systems must

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‘ KWASI NYANTAKYI ’ MARRIES TWO WOMEN IN THE SAME CHURCH

                            ‘ Kwasi Nyantakyi ’ marries two women in the same church A 35 year old man has tied the knot with two women in the same church at Akyem Topremang in the Eastern Region last Sunday. Kwasi Nyantakyi who is popularly known in the area as Aboboyaa was said to have married a woman in the Oil Land Revival Ministry International and few days later married another woman in the same church. Adom News’ Anafena Neku reported that both marriages of two ladies were supervised by the head pastor of the church. He indicated that residents

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