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Ghana urges people of African heritage to ‘come home’



President Nana Akufo-Addo has designated 2019 the ‘Year of Return’ both to commemorate the resilience of Africans forced into slavery and to encourage their descendants to ‘come home.


FILE: Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo. Picture: AFP.

ACCRA – Sicley Williams was ready to escape what she found an unfriendly climate in the United States and take a leap of faith, leaving her native Chicago for Ghana.

She had previously visited the West African nation on holiday and when she returned in 2017 found work practising yoga and offering spa services.

“The climate of the…

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NOROVIRUS ROYAL CARIBBEAN: Nearly 500 people affected by norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean ship




PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Passengers who got sick on a Royal Caribbean cruise are headed home.

The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral a day early, following a norovirus outbreak on board.
Cruise officials have confirmed nearly 500 people got sick.

WFTV spoke with…

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Cruise passengers return after norovirus sickens 475 people aboard Royal Caribbean ship




PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – Passengers who got sick on a Royal Caribbean cruise are headed home. The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral a day early, following a norovirus outbreak on board.

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WFTV spoke with passengers as they…

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Cruise passengers return after norovirus sickens 475 people aboard Roy


Efforts to legalize marijuana for recreational use in New York are gaining steam, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo predicts a bill will pass this year. But don’t expect to see pot shops opening up from Brooklyn to Buffalo anytime soon. While there’s broad agreement on the idea of legalization, there’s no consensus on a long list of details that must be figured out first. Taxes and regulations must be approved. Rules for licensing retailers must be written. A new government entity may have to be created. Local governments will have to be brought in. Even after a bill passes, it could take a year or more for any pot shops to open, based on what’s happened in other states and New York’s own experience with medical marijuana. While reaching a compromise will prove difficult, lawmakers in New York say they…

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Passengers return after norovirus outbreak sickens nearly 500 people


The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral Saturday — a day early — following a norovirus outbreak on board.(Photo: nathanmac87 / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Royal Caribbean cruise ship where nearly 500 people got sick has returned home.

The Oasis of the Seas docked in Port Canaveral Saturday — a day early — following a norovirus outbreak on board.

13WHAM’s ABC affiliate, WFTV News, spoke with passengers as they returned to Central Florida Saturday.

Overall, passengers said they were glad to be off the ship.

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas is considered one of the largest cruise ships in the world.

The cruise line said passengers are getting a full refund.

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Nearly 300 people come down with stomach illness on Royal Caribbean cruise


A Royal Caribbean cruise ended early after nearly 300 people reportedly suffered gastrointestinal symptoms.

Royal Caribbean confirmed that 277 guests and crew members came down with a symptoms consistent with norovirus, a stomach illness that can be caused by contaminated food or drinks, or by people not washing their hands, according to the CDC.

The cruise line stressed that sick passengers accounted for a small percentage of the nearly 9,000 people aboard the Oasis of the Seas cruise.

Nevertheless, authorities in Jamaica didn’t allow any of the guests to disembark as a precaution. Some passengers complained on social media that many parts of the boat had been cordoned off. They said that most restaurants and bars were closed during the long wait at the Jamaican port.

“Me and my girl…

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