Here are today's newspaper headlines.
BATTLE OVER MARITIME BOUNDARY: GHANA GIVEN GREEN LIGHT
The Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has given Ghana the nod to continue oil production activities at a disputed maritime boundary area between it and Cote d’Ivoire.
MAN KILLS 4, TAKES OWN LIFE
Residents of Mayera, a farming community in the Jaman North District in the Brong Ahafo Region, woke up to a sad spectacle last Saturday when a 35-uear-old hunter, Martin Sekyere, alias Yaw Sekyere, went berserk and killed four people before ending his life.
GOVERNMENT WON’T RETRENCH PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS
President John Mahama says it is not true that the government will retrench personnel in the public service as part of the International Monetary Fund conditions.
RULING ON MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTE REFRESHING
Partners of the TEN project currently working on the development of the country’s second independent oil field have welcomed the ruling by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).
HORROR: MAD MAN GUNS DOWN 3
There was a tragedy at Mayera near Sampa in the Jaman North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region Saturday morning as a suspected mentally deranged man went berserk killing three persons, including his biological 75-year-old father, Nana Yaw Sekyere, and injuring two others.
DZAMEFE REPLACES AFARI-GYAN?
Latest information picked up by Daily Guide from the corridors of government indicates that President Mahama and the Council of State are seriously considering Justice Senyo Dzamefe for the chairmanship position of the Electoral Commission (EC).
NDC BREAKS KATH OVER 1M VOTES
The ruling National Democratic Congress’ plan to garner at least one million votes in the Ashanti Region at all cost during the 2016 general elections to enable it remain in office is destroying the hitherto smooth administrative system at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
THE GENERAL TELEGRAPH
JUNIOR DOCTORS NOT PAID FOR 7 MONTHS
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has given the assurance that all junior doctors (house officers) in five regional hospitals across the country, who have not been paid for over seven months now, will soon receive their salaries.
AFARI-GYAN REJECTS WHOLESALE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROPOSED ELECTORAL REFORMS
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, has rejected calls by some political parties for the implementation of proposed reforms by the commission for the 2016 general election.
THE NEW STATEMAN
PANIC HITS NDC AS COURT PUTS ‘FAMILY AND FRIENDS’ OIL DEALS IN LIMBO
Information available to the New Statesman indicates that panic has hit the camp of some highly influential people in the National Democratic Congress (NDC), following Saturday’s ruling in by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea that Ghana, for now, cannot drill new oil wells in the disputed West Cape Three Point.
NO SENSE IN PAYING ‘ALAWA’ – ASSIEDU NKETIA TELLS TRAINEE TEACHERS
General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has sent out a clear,, unambiguous message to teacher trainees studying in the colleges of education, together with their parents and dependants that they will be living in a fool’s paradise to think that the Mahama government will succumb to their pressure for the restoration of the payment of allowances.
3 GURUS WARN GOVERNMENT OVER GHANA-IVORY COAST OIL DISPUTE
Two prominent legal practitioners and a researcher have cautioned Ghanaians and government against celebrating the ruling of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) based in Hamburg, Germany.
OVER VOTING: PARTIES REACH CONSENSUS
The 10-member committee tasked to make recommendations for electoral reforms in the country has reached a consensus one ‘over-voting’ – one of the most controversial subjects of election outcomes in recent times – and has made far-reaching proposals to address the matter.
BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL TIMES
IMF BAILOUT TO DEAL FATAL BLOW TO BUSINESSES
Some conditionalities contained in government’s recently announced bailout programme could add to the woes of businesses as they battle a weak currency, unending power crisis and rising inflation – which could eventually lead to a host of them folding up and job-losses, a research has forecasted.
FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS SPURRED US ON IN TAKEOVER BID
The Managing Director of Republic Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, David Dulal-Whiteway, has said that prospects for the Ghanaian economy are so enticing to the bank that it simply had to endure the boardroom wrangling and opposition to its takeover bid of HFC bank.