Costly grave; private cemetries charge GHS2,500

29421838.295Private cemetery operators have taken advantage of inadequate space for the burial of the dead in Accra to charge bereaved families exorbitant fees or rents for parcels of land to give their beloved relatives final resting place.

The fees vary depending on the location of the cemeteries and whether or not the dead is an adult or a child.

15 year old girl kidnapped for ten days and defiled

 

rape black girl1.3gp-0 320 320 0 9223372036854775000 0 1 0Cape Coast, Nov. 25, GNA - A circuit court in Cape Coast on Thursday remanded a 40-year-old mason, Kofi Karikari in prison custody for allegedly kidnapping and defiling a 15- year- old junior high school (JHS) student at Assin Praso

Karikari who pleaded not guilty would reappear on Thursday December 1, 2011.

Try rigging 2012 elections and you will see – Sir John

Sir-JohnGeneral Secretary of the NPP says recent revelations that president Mills is behind Koku Anyidohu's infamous comments is proof of the "hypocritical aspect of the president" the NPP has always talked about.

Sir John said it was rather unfortunate that President Mills who has always portrayed himself as a peaceful leader would be behind such infamous comments that would bring some kind of "heat" in the country.

"This is the president who prides himself as the 'asomdwe hene' of this nation. A president who sees no evil, hears no evil and does no evil. A christian that he professes to be and a president who at all times has admonished that insults ought to stop in this country.

Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa DCE wins NDC parliamentary primaries

Odoben (C/R) Nov 26, GNA - Madam Nkrumah Aboah, Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Chief Executive, was on Saturday elected the parliamentary candidate for the National Democratic Party (NDC) in a primaries, held at Odoben.

The vicious physiology of stress

Editor's note: CNN contributor Amanda Enayati ponders the theme of seeking serenity: the quest for well-being and life balance in stressful times. 111116122624-woman-stress-headache-story-top

One of my favorite parts of this job is stalking busy scientists researching different aspects of stress.

I recently tracked down the brilliant Dr. Rajita Sinha, director of the Yale Stress Center, and spoke to her about what she’s working on. In this first part of our conversation, we discussed the physiology of stress and its connection to maladies, ranging from addiction to chronic disease, diabetes and obesity.

How did you come to study stress?

Early on I was working with different types of emotions - anger and sadness - and how they affect the body and change our responses to different stimuli in the environment. One of the things I observed was that generally people don’t have pure emotions, like anger or fear.

What really went wrong in Greece?

 

Editor’s Note: Evan Liaras is the Davis Post-Doctoral Fellow in European Studies at the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. Harris Mylonas is Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

By Evan Liaras and Harris Mylonas - Special to CNNgreek-flag

After reading about the Greek debt crisis for over a year now, you might think you understand what it’s all about. You’re probably wrong. International media focus on how the Greek government and people spend their money. But an equally important problem is the inability of the Greek state to collect revenues.

The story constantly aired by various news outlets is simple enough. Greece, we are told, free-rode on the security offered by the rest of Europe to attract money from foreign investors, and then spent it lavishly on its bloated public sector. In case you don’t get it, BBC’s website has a recurring instructional slide show titled “What went wrong in Greece?”

Okyenhene’s accuser fined 72 sheep

 

schnap and sheepThe Okyeman Council has imposed a fine of 72 sheep and 36 crates of schnapps on Odehye Kwame Boateng, the man who accused the Okyenhene, Amoatia Ofori-Panin II of involvement in illegal gold mining in the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Area of the Eastern Region.

He has one week to make good the fines or he will be banished from Okyeman.

President Mills will win 2012 elections-Nyaunu

atta millsPresident Mills will WIN 2012 elections-Nyaunu
Ardent critique of the President Mills led government Micheal Teye Nyaunu who is the
legislator for the Lower Manya Krobo constituency, have predicted that Professor
John Evans Atta Mills will win next year’s presidential elections landslide because
of the prudent management of the country’s economy.

Though a lot of descriptions and interpretations have been given to the 2012/2013
budget, the National Democratic Congress member (NDC) M.P said that Dr. Kwabena
Duffuor’s budget for the year 2012 had sent shivers down the spine of the leader of
the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addoo, because of
the visionary nature of it
He explained in an interview with Radio Gold that the NPP was fond of making noise
on the floor of parliament and other fora but ‘’………… they were all silenced.

‘Vote for people with ideas not people with big money’

imagesThe General Secretary of the People’s National Convention, Bernard Mornah has advised Ghanaians to vote for politicians with ideas and not those with money, the source of which they might not know. “Vote for people with ideas not people with big money. Such monies can be cocaine money, blood money”, he added.

Kofi Buah declares intention to contest Ellembelle seat again

Kofi BuahNkroful (W/R), Nov. 23, GNA - The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle and Deputy Minister of Energy, Mr Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has vowed to make Ellembelle Constituency a stronghold for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).