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A judge swore in a lawyer who was once a drug dealer in his courtroom 16 years ago

It was a Friday afternoon when Edward Martell, dressed in a dark purple suit and bow tie, stood in front of Judge Bruce Morrow’s courtroom. With one hand raised, the new lawyer was sworn into the State Bar of Michigan.Sixteen years ago in that same Wayne County courtroom, Martell stood in front of Morrow and pleaded guilty to selling and ...

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Report robbery attacks officially for investigations – Police urge victims

The Ghana Police Service has advised robbery victims to formally file complaints on their experiences to the nearest police station. The Service says this will aid in investigations and possible arrest and prosecution of suspected criminals. The advice by the Police follows series of reported cases of robberies along major roads in parts of Accra, some of which are only ...

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Chief Justice laments demolition orders by courts

His Lordship Chief Justice Anin Yeboah has expressed dissatisfaction over demolition orders usually issued by magistrates, trial judges and justices of trial courts in the country. According to the Chief Justice, orders 43, 44 and 45 of the High court (civil procedure) rules, C.I. 47 of 2004 are usually used as either an independent relief or when granting leave for writ ...

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Reconsider plans to reduce subsidy on fertiliser – Peasant farmers to government

The Peasant Farmers Association is hoping its meeting with the Ministry of Agriculture will yield favourable results on its concerns over the government’s decision to reduce the subsidy component on the price of fertiliser for the 2021 farming season. The move by the government according to the farmers has led to an increase in the price of fertiliser on the ...

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Climate Change and Effects on Financial Stability: The role of Ghana’s financial industry

In November 2019, the Bank of Ghana launched The Ghana Sustainable Banking Principles and the Sector Guidance Notes. The regulator launched these principles in line with best practices from the globally recognised Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) frameworks, such as the IFC Performance Standards, the United Nations Global Compact, United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEPFI) and the Equator Principles ...

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Vetting of Deputy ministerial nominees, Minister of State-designate begins today

The Appointments Committee of Parliament will later today, Wednesday, June 2, 2021, begin the vetting of the President’s nominees for the positions of a Minister of State and 39 Deputy Ministers. The scheduled public hearing, which will end on Tuesday, June 15, will begin at 10:00 am each day. The nominees are expected to demonstrate their readiness to serve the ...

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Forestry Commission seeks National Chief Imam’s support for Green Project

The Chief Executive Office of the Forestry Commission, Mr John Allotey, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call on the National Chief Imam, Sheik Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu to court his support for a successful implementation of the Green Ghana initiative. The meeting formed part of stakeholders’ engagement to whip up support for the initiative to plant some five million trees across ...

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Africa needs at least 20 million Covid vaccine doses in the next six weeks, WHO says

Africa needs at least 20 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine within the next six weeks to get the second round of shots to people who’ve already received the first, the World Health Organization said Thursday. Data shows that one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is 70% effective for at least 12 weeks, but the second dose provides 81% protection against Covid for an ...

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DBG to help increase cocoa processing companies in Ghana – COCOBOD CEO

Chief Executive Officer of COCOBOD, Joseph Aidoo Boahen, has expressed optimism that the establishment of the Development Bank Ghana (DBG) will help increase cocoa processing companies in the country. According to him, the low-interest rates to be offered on loans offered by the DBG, will serve as an incentive for persons willing to venture into cocoa processing and value addition ...

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Macron asks Rwanda to forgive France over 1994 genocide role

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Rwandans to forgive France for its role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which about 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus died. Speaking at the genocide memorial in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, he said France had not heeded warnings of impending carnage and had for too long “valued silence over examination of the truth”. But ...

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