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THE HUNDREDTH POST-THE GREAT AFRICAN SCANDAL

September 27, 2009

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I had planned a post for the 100th..but the documentary THE GREAT AFRICAN SCANDAL appeared in my e-mail this morning and….all my preoccupations seem petty when compared to the issues addressed in this documentary focusing on Ghana. Just why is Ghana so rich in resources and yet has so many poor people? So…go to http://afrospear.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/the-great-african-scandal/ […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTNERSHIP

September 25, 2009

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Kumasi East Rotary Club pictured with Rotarian Rick Lien  (fourth left-back row) of the Rotary Club of  Rochester, MN, U.S.A. On September 22, u.s. President Obama hosted a luncheon attended by twenty-five African Heads of State reiterating his theme that a peaceful prosperous Africa is vital to the world community. President Obama highlighted the importance […]

ECONOTOURISM

September 24, 2009

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So many things in the news-WORLD TOURISM DAY being hosted by Ghana, KWAME NKRUMAH’S centenary , AND QADAFFI’S SPEECH AT THE U.N. This post ties them all together. Paul Krugman’s Blog “The Conscience of a Liberal” September 23, 2009:  Econotourism: For economists visiting Scotland, a hearty recommendation that you visit Verdant Works in Dundee — […]

“AN OASIS” LATEST TRIP ADVISOR REVIEW OF FOUR VILLAGES INN

September 23, 2009

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Our 15th review was just posted on TRIP ADVISOR: “BY FAR THE MOST COMFORTABLE PLACE WE STAYED IN DURING OUR THREE WEEKS IN GHANA: The Four Villages Inn is a treasure – extremely clean, well run, excellent breakfasts, and with exceptionally helpful and friendly hosts. It is an oasis in a hot, dirty and noisy […]

THE LAST RESORT….

September 23, 2009

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I didn’t want to do this! I have faith in the democratic process but here after nine months of patience and persistence, alas it might be the only thing that works. I went to the top and I am using one of the most influential people in this country… I’ve gone to the mayor of […]

OF LOUD MUSIC, AN AMBASSADOR AND NKRUMAH PROPHESY

September 23, 2009

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The MUSIC is back after a two week break . For those not following the continuing story, Four Villages Inn has been protesting loud music emanating from a bar in no-man’s-land across the road in front of a hotel in this first class residential area. And the bar’s  timing couldn’t have been worse.  Four Villages […]

BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA BOOK COVER SUGGESTION

September 21, 2009

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This post is all about covers. Above the cover of the Lonely Planet, West Africa and there’s a connection with FOUR VILLAGES INN. The photograph of the Kano musician was taken by Bob Burch who just happens to be  along time friend of ours and… our web master. To see more of his quality work, […]

BRADT GUIDE TO GHANA RESEARCHER AT FOUR VILLAGES INN

September 19, 2009

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Four Villages Inn had the pleasure of hosting researcher Kim Wildman here in Ghana researching the 5th edition of the highly popular Bradt Guide to Ghana to come out in 2010. Kim stayed with us not once, but TWICE, testimony to the fact that a high percentage of our guests are returnees. On her way […]

PURE MILK COMMERCIAL, NOT SO PURE

September 12, 2009

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Here we go again…another commercial the brunt of public outrage, but nothing happening… So, I join the public discourse that often goes nowhere here. But a citizen has to be active, so I keep trying to raise public awareness that it is our civic responsibility to speak out and follow through, follow through and follow […]

FRIENDS OF GHANA’S TIPPING POINT

September 3, 2009

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Today is Malcolm Gladwell’s birthday. Who is Malcolm Gladwell? Well, he was born in England, holds Canadian citizenship and works in the States as a columnist for the New Yorker. He’s also the author of social commentaries such as Blink, The Tipping Point and most recently Outliers.If ya haven’t read him, DO! He helps people […]

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