Browsing All Posts published on »February, 2010«

FOUR VILLAGES TO THE RESCUE! LARIAM & A MEDVAC BUNGLING

February 28, 2010

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Did you realize there is a “test” to pass if you want to be medvaced out of Ghana by a certain company? You can’t be able to get up out of bed and pack your suitcase. If you can, no matter how sick you are, you don’t qualify! But let me start at the beginning…out […]

ANOTHER SCHOOL BUILDER VISITS FOUR VILLAGES INN

February 28, 2010

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On February 6, in a post entitled FOUR VILLAGES INN: KINDNESS CENTRE, I celebrated the work of the team from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada under the leadership of Ian MacBurnie who came to Ghana to build the first phase of a pre school in the Volta Region in 30 days! Ian left a copy of […]

MAD IN GHANA LINKED TO FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

February 28, 2010

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Hope you stick with me and join me in MAKING A DIFFERENCE (MAD) in Ghana. Our stories, your stories are important in creating a deeper awareness of the realities of life here in this struggling, fragile democracy. If you subscribe to this blog, you’ll read about all aspects of life, the great stories about FOUR […]

THE DANES ARE COMING; THE DANES ARE COMING

February 25, 2010

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Well, not really. But we’ve had a few Danish couples and families lately. First came the Andersens-which I am told is the most common name in Denmark. Michael, an archeologist and a museum curator, was most interested in the lost wax process at the brass village of KROFROM , located 4 km south of FOUR […]

THE SADDEST FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT

February 22, 2010

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Funerals in Ghana are intricately woven into the fabric of the culture and society. Family celebrations mark the occasion of a “passing” one week after the death, forty days after the death and one year after the death and there is often a separate funeral event when family may have returned from overseas and/or the […]

GET YOUR VAT RECEIPT AND HELP REDUCE POVERTY

February 22, 2010

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DEAR TOURISTS: Yesterday we were full at Four Villages Inn, so I asked people who booked to stay with us to go to a nearby guesthouse/hotel for one night until a room opened up for the rest of their four night stay in Kumasi. They agreed and spent the night at the other guesthouse/hotel. The […]

ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS-REVIEW IN LA PETIT FUTE GUIDE

February 21, 2010

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Here’s something to practise your French. This is the review of FOUR VILLAGES INN that appears in this popular French guide book to Ghana and on their internet site which you might want to access to help you you research your trip and…French. www.lepetitfute.com Here at Four Villages, MadinGhana,, yours truly, speaks passable French and […]

RUDOLPH WALKER, ACTOR, AND A CLASS ACT!

February 18, 2010

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On January 2nd, in the post entitled “Happy New Year and Happy Tenth Anniversary to FOUR VILLAGES INN” I mentioned actor Rudolph Walker and his continuing support of Four Villages Inn’s famous tour guide Comfort’s fifteen year old daughter Amanda Well, the money, the Ghana cedi equivalent of 300 pounds sterling, was deposited into Amanda’s […]

VISIT TO THE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

February 14, 2010

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(Hi, I’ve moved the blog subscription widget up to the top of the sidebar-hope you subscribe to madinghana-which stands for making a difference in Ghana! And at the bottom of the side bar is the RSS widget.) Things didn’t go so well at the human rights commission; the agent asked me if I couldn’t buy […]

GHANA’S FIRST PARTICIPANT AT A WINTER OLYMPICS

February 13, 2010

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You can GOOGLE ghana skier Olympics yourself for the press coverage…It’s quite a story! Aikoo! Wow, who would have ever thought! How diasporan Ghanaians shine and with what pizazz-THE SNOW LEOPARD no less! How so Ghanaians climb to such heights and reach their potentials on that side of the big pond! Here….this morning I met […]

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