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[5 Oct 2016 | Comments Off on South West: MINTOUL celebrates 37th Edition of World Tourism Day in Pomp and pageantry | ]
South West: MINTOUL celebrates 37th Edition of World Tourism Day in Pomp and pageantry

-Miss Tourism South West wins, crowned Miss Tourism Cameroon
By Solomon Agborem
The South West Regional Delegation of Tourism and Leisure has celebrated the 37th Edition of World Tourism Day in fanfare, pomp and pageantry. The event which took place at the Regional Delegation of Tourism and Leisure and Chariot Hotel also saw the selection of Miss South West Tourism 2016 in Buea. The week was very hectic and rewarding with many competing for Miss Tourism that saw  22 years old Enanga Ndolo Mbessa emerged as winner, beating other competitors to the …

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[13 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Delayed PBF subsidies cause of drop in performance | ]
Delayed PBF subsidies cause of drop in performance

-Healthcare stakeholders
By Solomon Agborem
Performance-based financing is one approach to reform the health system including reform of resource allocation mechanism that is more efficient and more effective. Health facilities receive subsidies proportional to the results achieved and periodically receive a management autonomy that allows them to quickly improve their performance.
Thus they receive cash payments in return for the amount and quality of care for populations that are verifiable and measurable such as the number of clients using family planning, the number of pregnant women receiving obstetric care and the number of …

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[5 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Eight Police Officers dismissed for fraud | ]

The Delegate General for National Security, Martin Mbarga Nguélé has dismissed some eight police trainees at the Police Training Centre in Mutengene for falsifying documents.
The order dismissing them is contained in a communiqué signed last week in a bid to check fraud and malpractices in public institutions.
It is worth noting that, two other police trainees were laid off from the training centre early August 2016 for unacceptable behaviour, considered unhealthy to the national security corps.
A related act was reported on August 18, 2016 when an Inspector of Police was fired …

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[5 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Conservation difficult venture without roads | ]
Conservation difficult  venture without roads

-Nkongho-Mbo Chiefs
By Solomon Agborem
Traditional rulers and elites of Nkongho-mbo clan in Nguti Sub-Ddivision of Kupe Muanenguba Division have called on government to give them motorable roads for conservation of wildlife species within the Banyang-mbo sanctuary.
The close to 10 traditional rulers including elites of the Nkongho-mbo clan made the call on August 31, 2016 in Buea during a one-day workshop organized by The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (EruDeF) to launch an integrated conservation and development program.
Welcoming the participants at the workshop, the Chief Executive Officer of EruDeF Louis Nkembi traced …

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[5 Sep 2016 | Comments Off on Young Stars FC grabs holiday tournament cup | ]
Young Stars FC grabs  holiday tournament cup

By Solomon Agborem
Young Stars FC are the winners of the maiden Edition of the Chief of Batoke Holiday Football Tournament after they defeated Mile 8 FC during the finals that took place on August 28, 2016 at the Government Nursery and Primary School Field, Batoke.
They won 3 – 1 after four shots, during penalty shoot-out following an initial 1-1 within ninety minutes of play. Mile 8 FC opened the score board at the 3rd minute of play during the first half. After frantic effort to secure the one goal lead, …

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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Mount Cameroon National Park hands FCFA 78M water project to Batoke Village | ]

By Solomon Agborem
The Conservator of the Mount Cameroon National Park has heaped praises on members of the Batoke Village Forest Management Committee for their collaboration in protecting the forest which led to the realization of an FCFA 78 million, Gravity Water Supply Scheme in the Village.
Besong Simon, Conservator of MCNP was speaking last Friday August 19, 2016 in Batoke during a ceremony for the provisional reception of the Batoke water supply rehabilitation scheme attended by the Chief, Quarter Heads, Chairmen of Committees, Tribal Heads, the Contractor, Chief Engineer and other …

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[30 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Over 60 Lawyers Storm Buea Court to defend 15 SCNC Activists | ]
Over 60 Lawyers Storm Buea  Court to defend 15 SCNC Activists

-Defence Lawyers take Court to task with strong legal submissions
-Detained SCNC Activists include Chief, blind man, Students…
-Court to rule on two motions as accused clock 40 days awaiting trial
By Nkeng John
The Buea Court of First Instance was last week jammed to capacity when the trial of 15 Southern Cameroon National Council (SCNC) activists was brought before a penal of three Judges. They included Magistrate Beatrice Nambangi; Magistrate Eno Mbi Ashutangtang and Magistrate Njonjo John.
Barrister NKEA Emmanuel, Barrister Kemende Henry and Barrister Tangunyi Gilbert led a crack team of over Sixty …

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[17 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on Minister of Agriculture lauds CDC’s Strategic Plan to revamp Banana Sector -New Board of Directors installed at CDC Head Office Boardroom | ]
Minister of Agriculture lauds CDC’s Strategic Plan to revamp Banana Sector -New Board of Directors installed at CDC Head Office Boardroom

By Solomon Agborem
When the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Henri Eyebe Ayissi last visited CDC on December 19, 2015, he gave firm instructions to CDC management to make use of specialized personnel in all agricultural domains in order to increase production. Visiting the Corporation last August 9, 2016 exactly 9 months after his first visit, Minister Eyebe Ayissi had two points on his agenda, firstly to chair an extraordinary session of the Board of Directors of the Cameroon Development Corporation and secondly to take stock through a field visit …

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[11 Aug 2016 | Comments Off on ZIJA International launches its Natural Health Revolution in Cameroon: An Eye Opener to Health and Wellness | ]
ZIJA International launches its Natural Health Revolution in Cameroon:  An Eye Opener to Health and Wellness

By A Special Correspondent
Today, our World faces one of the biggest challenges ever-the World food crises that is negatively affecting our health and overall wellbeing. The food chain no longer contains all the nutrients we need to live a healthy life. This food crisis has led to an unprecedented increase in non-communicable diseases such as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other food related problems. To alleviate these problems most people have resorted to micro-nutrient supplementation with the attendant costs. In the face of all these difficulties, nutritionists had been asking …

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[23 May 2014 | Comments Off on Turkey coal mine disaster: Desperate search at Soma pit | ]
Turkey coal mine disaster:  Desperate search at Soma pit

Rescuers are hunting desperately for scores of Turkish coal miners still missing after an explosion caused a pit to collapse, killing at least 238. Dozens escaped the pit in Soma, 450km (280 miles) from Ankara, but officials say about 120 are still trapped.
On a visit to Soma, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered his condolences, and said all possible resources were being used for the rescue operation.
Frantic relatives have gathered at the mine, waiting for news of loved ones.
“My son was two months away from retirement,” sobbed an elderly woman waiting …