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Ghanaian-Canadian Athletes Honoured at Ghana’s 57th Birthday Anniversary

2014-04-03 17:40:03

By Our Reporter Two Ghanaian and Ghanaian-athletes were among this year’s Ghana Canada Association of British Columbia (GCABC)’s Honour Roll Call. Gershon Koffie, a player for the Vancouver White Caps Soccer Club, Ruky Abdulai, a Ghanaian-Canadian athlete, who now runs for Canada. Also honoured were George Amoako, a police officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and several local Ghanaian-owned small business enterprises, including the African Superstore, Anim Hair, (...)Read the full story »

Ex-Vancouverite Fights Corruption in Ghana

13 January 2012
Credit: The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, Canada. By Charlie Smith. A former Simon Fraser University student president is leading a high-profile campaign against corruption in Ghana’s justice system. In a recent interview with the Georgia Straight in a Commercial Drive coffee shop, Clement Abas Apaak explained that he got involved in this issue last year after four lawyers in the West African country were blacklisted by the Association of Magistrates and Judges for speaking out at a (...)

Dyce Lamtek’s "Chain Swang" video is the new Anthem

6 January 2012
By Lans Omar, PV Entertainment Editor, Winnipeg, Canada. Just days after the release of the most anticipated "Chain Swang" video in Winnipeg, Canada, Dyce Lamtek’s hit is being making headlines in Winnipeg and beyond, and in some quarters the video/song has been labelled as the new anthem in the city. "Chain Swang" is a clean cut rap song featuring R&B sensation - uNiiQue. The video is set in a club background with Dyce Lamtek and friends repping the chain swang thang. Dyce (...)

Canada: Ghanaians Mourn Passing Away of Envoy

14 December 2011
Ghanaians and friends of Ghana all over Canada are currently mourning the sudden passing away, a couple of weeks ago, in Ottawa, of High Commissioner Dr. Richard Turkson, a man who had won the hearts of most people that had met him in his travels across Canada, meeting and interacting with fellow Ghanaians and potential investors to his country. The late Dr. Richard Turkson (photo) was a legal luminary in Ghana both as a senior member of the judiciary and university law professor before he (...)

Nigerian Trade Mission in Vancouver, Canada

25 November 2011
By Our Correspondent. Vancouver’s Nigeria Canada Friendship League [NCFL] recently welcomed a 15-member Government-Private Sector Business delegation from Nigeria at a reception at a South-Vancouver Neighborhood House on Victoria Drive. Represented in the delegation were the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority, Department of Petroleum Resources Oil and Gas, House of Representatives, Nigerian (...)

Canadian Companies Need to Work Harder: Labour Day Poll

2 September 2011
A large group of working Canadians at both the beginning and end of their careers feel companies are missing the mark in terms of what they need and want, according to the third annual Labour Day poll by Monster.ca. The survey conducted by Harris/Decima of over 1,000 Canadian baby boomers (aged 47-62) and members of generation Y (aged 18-30) shows they share a common complaint that companies are falling short: More than 1 in 3 twenty-somethings feel companies do not provide sufficient (...)

Vancouver: Hogan’s Alley poetry festival

29 August 2011
Hogan’s Alley Poetry Festival is a celebration of diverse communities in Vancouver through literary performance, spoken word poetry, music and storytelling. The festival will run at various locations from September 23rd – 25th. The Black Dot Roots and Culture Collective with the support of the National Congress of Black Women are collaborating to pay tribute to the heritage and creative contributions of Vancouver’s East End community as a part of the city’s (...)

Winnipeg: Baby Sinnah passes away

10 August 2011
By Lans Omar, Winnipeg. The Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, is being hit with another devastating blow. This time, again, in the form of death. I’m very saddened to write this message today. It is with deep sympathy that I’m going to announce the death of our dear sister, Baby Sinnah Kanu, who passed away peacefully yesterday August 8th, 2011 in Winnipeg, Canada. Many in the Sierra Leonean communities of Manitoba and across Canada are grieving the death of a (...)

Ghana High Commissioner visits Vancouver

14 June 2011
By Our Correspondent Ghana’s High Commissioner to Canada, Dr. Richard Turkson recently paid what could be described as a very fruitful visit to Vancouver, in the Canadian province of British Columbia during which he met with members of the Ghanaian community and representatives of companies doing business or intending to do business in Ghana. Among prominent personalities the High Commissioner met in Vancouver was Dr. Felix Durity who has long been involved in the Korle Bu Neuro (...)

Hugh Masekela hits Vancouver this week

by Gibril Koroma - 5 March 2011
One of South Africa’s great musicians, Hugh Masekela is coming to Vancouver, Canada. When he gets here on Friday March 11, he will first give a lecture on the musician’s role as a cultural ambassador and how music can raise social and political awareness. This lecture will be delivered at the University of British Columbia’s downtown campus at 800 Robson street. The next day, Saturday March 12, Masekela, a renowned and internationally recognized jazz musician, will (...)

Vancouver: Interview with GCABC award winner Lois Addo

by Gibril Koroma - 4 March 2011
Lois Addo is a young Ghanaian-Canadian. She is is one of the students that recently won scholarship awards from the Ghanaian Canadian Association of British Columbia (GCABC). In this interview she tells us a bit about herself and her plans. Gibril Koroma: Please tell us a bit about yourself. Lois Addo: My name is Lois and I am 19 years old. I am a first-generation Canadian and was born and raised in British Columbia. Currently, I attend the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver (...)

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EDITORIAL

Tax Incentives and the Suffering Masses of Sierra Leone

by Gibril Gbanabome Koroma, CEO/Publisher

This week, we look at tax incentives offered to foreign mining and agribusiness companies operating in Sierra Leone. A report, released today by the international NGO, Christian Aid, has bad news (...)

OPINION

Comparing South Africa and Nigeria

By Mekki Elmograbi, Sudan. It is widely well known that the economy of South Africa is the strongest among African economies but some economists say that Nigeria, "not South Africa", is the (...)