Opinions: Opinion/Feature

What Will Jamaica Bring To The Table In Preparation For Cop21?

Friday, August 28, 2015 It was boldly posited by Hon. Robert Pickersgill, Jamaica rsquo;s Minister of Water, Land, Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, that, ldquo;discussions on intended nationally determined contributions must be mindful of our contexts, development aspirations, national prio ...

Bribe Price-The National Debt

Friday, August 28, 2015 Bribery and corruption is just like a piece of cake in Ghana. It is easy to have a taste. Bribery is as easy as ABC is Ghana. It is not difficult to practise. It rsquo;s not hobby. It rsquo;s like a habit in Ghana. You must take bribe for the services you render so that you can bribe others ...

Climate Chancing The Ghosts Of Malthus

Friday, August 28, 2015 The widespread epidemic of global warming has started rekindling interest in the pessimistic postulate of nearly two centuries ago, by Reverend and economist, Thomas Robert Malthus. In the face of the looming crises: heat waves, air pollution, rising sea levels, draught hellip;among other cli ...

The Thing With Africa – Part One

Friday, August 28, 2015 My parents made sure that as growing children we travelled to our hometown often to spend our holidays. For this reason we were partly groomed by our grandmother, though we lived in the city centre. Initially it was fun but later it became hard work and much later farm work. The farming side was ...

Who Is Free??

Friday, August 28, 2015 39;Be sure We (God) shall test you with something of fear and hunger,some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil),but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere;Who say,when afflicted with calamity:To Allah we belong,and to Him is our return-They are those on whom (descend) ...

All's Well That Ends Well

Thursday, August 27, 2015 The king 39;s a beggar, now the play is done. All is well ended, if this suit be won, That you express content; which we will pay, With strife to please you, day exceeding day: Ours be your patience then, and yours our parts; Your gentle hands lend ...

Why I Left The Presidency With Glee

Thursday, August 27, 2015 For someone, who has worked closely with the late Ghanaian Times reporter, Samuel Nuamah, it is with a mix of anger and immense frustration that I write this piece. Unlike many, I wasn't surprised when the event that led to Sammy's death was told, because I have witnessed even more dangerous spee ...

Ghana’s Susceptibility To Radicalism And Recruitment Of Muslims By Radical Groups

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Recent news about Islamic State (IS) recruitment in Ghana not only speaks volume of the organization rsquo;s growing global network and influence, but the vulnerability of Ghana to the infiltration of radical groups and their ideologies. Ambassador D.K Osei of the Legon Centre for Internation ...

The US Visitor visa (B-visa); what does it really entail? Part 1

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Introduction There seem to be no limit to account of stories by persons who have been denied U.S. visitor visas because they were deemed by the consular officer to be ineligible under U.S. law. In many situations, such persons are left puzzled by the consular officer's decision ...

Gambling With Human Lives

Thursday, August 27, 2015 It is a relief to know that finally, the Ghana Medical Association has called off their strike. However, during these three weeks of seeking better conditions of service, some wards in certain big hospitals which could accommodate more than twenty patients had only two patients. I asked myself, ...

Is Climate Change Pushing The Caribbean Towards A Health Crisis?

Thursday, August 27, 2015 I still cringe when I remember the agony I encountered when I was brought to my knees by the chikungunya virus in late 2014. Almost everyone within my community in South Manchester got a taste of this vicious virus. Sure enough, nearly a year after the outbreak in Jamaica, the mere mention o ...

Examination Malpractices And Solution

Thursday, August 27, 2015 Examinations, which are popularly known as exams are being conducted in every regorgnised institution that deals with academic excellence and records with the aim of equiping students with knowledge and expploring the studying and undastanding rate of students with regards to formal education.[/B ...

All Hope Isn’t Lost Yet: Students Failure Can Be A Thing Of The Past…

Thursday, August 27, 2015 T he level at which the standard of education is dropping is disheartening. Examination bodies keep complaining that the level of success in examinations keeps dropping yearly. Statistics has shown that the level at which students pass external examinations is rather declining; a picture to ...
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