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MADINGHANA’S ONE AND ONLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: PART 5

January 26, 2011

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THE NEWSPAPER REPORT ON SUNDAY NIGHT’S INCIDENT… (take time and click on open link) now, having read parts 1-4 in this series and having seen a picture of The Point, the scene of the crime, what are your questions and comments on the story….

GHANA TOURISM: ADVICE TO TRAVELERS TO GHANA

January 26, 2011

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I’m almost positive that I’ve posted something on travel agents in the distant past, but given what happened this week, it’s time to pass along the same advice again. TOURISTS, MAKE YOUR OWN HOTEL BOOKINGS IF YOU FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR! It’s happened again…. high-end travel and tour company phoned to make a […]

MADINGHANA’S ONE AND ONLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: PART 4

January 25, 2011

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Today’s post on AID WATCH (http://aidwatchers.com) carries this photo of Planet Earth taken from outer space. Yes, deductions about economic growth or lack thereof and population concentrations can be drawn. But, also, the disappearance of one single light can signify a tremendous leap in development, indicating the rule of law and good local governance at […]

MADINGHANA’S ONE AND ONLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: PART THREE

January 25, 2011

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Reminder: the madinghana resolution is to get the Electricity Company of Ghana to cut the electricity/meter to an apeteshie bar in no man’s land behind Four Villages Inn in this first class residential zone. It is not to get rid of the bar. Monday, January 24, 2011: What a coincidence! The irony is starling! The […]

MADINGHANA’S ONE AND ONLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: PART 2

January 24, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 Wow, you are not going to believe this….last night at 12:30 a.m. Nana, the owner of THE POINT, shot dead a suspected thief at THE POINT. It was one shot to the head. Police are investigating. I wonder if they are going to knock on our door to ask if we […]

MADINGHANA’S ONE AND ONLY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION….PART ONE

January 22, 2011

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O.K. enough procrastination on this post on my new year’s resolution…I know better than to resolve not to procrastinate…Or, maybe I’m holding off on this post so I can report the successful resolution to my resolution! That won’t happen… My longest friend Nana Amoako Agyeman a.k.a. Rod McLaren, has made a resolution. madinghana wishes him […]

GHANA TOURISM: SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS-FOLLOW UP

January 19, 2011

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Since the last post on this topic, a few additions: 1. First, shame on me, I got the GHANA TOURIST BOARD e-mail address wrong. It’s gtb@africaonline.com.gh 2. This correction came from Bob Burch in Canada, who has been travelling to Ghana since the early 1990′s to work in various capacities in the tourism sector. Here […]

GHANA TOURISM: SCRAP SHORT TERM TOURIST VISAS

January 11, 2011

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In May, 2009 I posted A Visa to Ghana for President Obama which presented an argument to scrap short term tourist visas. The piece, which madinghana helped write, appeared in Volume Two Issue One Spring/Summer 2009 of DESTINATION GHANA , an in-flight magazine edited and published by Festus Tumi. Following the publication of the magazine, […]

2010 in review

January 2, 2011

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WORDPRESS IS JUST FABULOUS! JUST LOOK WHAT THEY SENT ME AND EVERY OTHER BLOGGER THAT FLYS WITH WORDPRESS! The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can […]

GHANA DIASPORA: HAPPY NEW YEAR? COME HOME TO GHANA IN 2011

January 1, 2011

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A near fatal stabbing was reported in a recent Montreal Gazette. It occurred at the subway/metro station around the corner where madinghana and his family lived for years in Montreal. And in the same newspaper, there was a report on how Canadians were fooling themselves about air pollution-that it’s a lot worse than people think. […]

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