GCB goes to the aid of Sierra Leone disaster victims with GH¢100,000

August 31, 2017 Source: thebftonline l Ghana GCB Bank donates GH¢100,000 to the victims of the Sierra Leonean mudslide disaster. The donation was in response to the distress call by the people of Sierra Leone following the 14th August 2017 mudslide which took the lives of over 400 people and in line with GCB’s corporate […]

Continue Reading

No gov’t official can run away from media scrutiny – Mustapha Hamid

Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid has implored government officials to be mindful of the information they put out, saying the media will scrutinise it without fear or favour. He said the media has grown confident that they will no longer take what politicians say at face value. At a Media and Information Literacy symposium organized by […]

Continue Reading

Houston flood: ‘Dangerous’ chemical leak from Arkema plant

Media playback is unsupported on your device A plume of smoke seen issuing from a flood-damaged chemical plant near the storm-hit US city of Houston is “incredibly dangerous”, the head of the US emergency agency Fema has said. Brock Long said officials were still trying to evaluate the situation at Arkema’s chemical plant in Crosby. […]

Continue Reading

IS conflict: Iraq declares ‘liberation’ of Nineveh province

Iraq’s prime minister says Nineveh province has been “fully liberated” from so-called Islamic State, after the district of Tal Afar was recaptured. Haider al-Abadi’s announcement followed the defeat of the jihadist group in the town of Ayadiya, where the militants had fled to from the city of Tal Afar. It leaves IS in control of […]

Continue Reading

Macron government launches overhaul of France’s labour laws

President Emmanuel Macron’s government has begun its drive to overhaul France’s rigid labour laws, vowing to “free up the energy of the workforce”. The reforms aim to make it easier for bosses to hire and fire. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said they were ambitious, balanced and fair but it was natural that not everyone would […]

Continue Reading