Home / Editorials/Opinion

Editorials/Opinion

The reality of snakebites – time is tissue

With at least 600,000 people worldwide killed or permanently disabled each year, snakebites are the biggest public health crisis that no one has heard of. For projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Oil & Gas industry needs to consider the risks of workers being bitten and its corporate …

Read More »

How a robust international arbitration framework can boost global trade and economic growth

A robust framework for resolving cross-border commercial disputes can help unlock valuable trade and investment opportunities for Commonwealth countries. Without it, there is the risk that millions of dollars that can help build inclusive prosperity and growth may be left on the table, and progress towards sustainable development hindered. Our …

Read More »

International tax emergency: A critical time for developing nations to speak up!

In the face of global outrage at the low or no taxes paid by some of the world’s largest multinationals, the Group of 20 appointed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) a few years ago to design alternatives to end these abuses. In response, on October 9, the …

Read More »

The world must not sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this as a warning that a debt …

Read More »

Agricultural growth key to spur Ghana’s economic growth

Ghana has been viewed as one of Africa’s political and economic success stories, from maintaining a multi-party democracy, peace and social cohesion to reducing poverty and growing its middle class. Yet, despite 30 years of continuous growth in per capita income and rapid urbanization, the country has not been able …

Read More »

Experts meet to discuss ways of ending fibre cuts

Experts from the Department of Urban Roads, Ghana Water Company (GWCL), National Communication Authority (NCA) and the Ghana Chamber of Telecoms are discussing ways of ending fiber cuts and theft, which causes problems for the telcos and utility companies. The meeting was organized by the National Engineering Coordinating Team (NECT) …

Read More »

The minister is right: saiko must stop

The Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development has called for complete eradication of the harmful, illegal practice of saiko. She is absolutely right ­– an urgent government crackdown is needed. ‘Saiko’ is a severely destructive form of illegal fishing, where trawlers target the staple catch of canoe fishers and sell …

Read More »