[W/E-23/11/21] DAILY NEWS SUMMARY: ¢500 Poison, Netflix, Flaming Crash, more

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Ghana Newspaper Headlines for Tuesday, 23rd of November, 2021.

1) Hardship forces woman to poison self after losing her last ¢500

A young lady said to be 30 years of age has consumed poison after losing her GHC500. According to a reports, the young lady who is a resident of Assin Dompem in the Assin Central Constituency said she could not find the GHC500 she was going to depend on for some time.

The report indicated that the Lady who is popularly known as Adwoa Ann said life had become unbearable for her because of the missing money and therefore went to drink weedicide to take her life. Adwoa Ann is still battling for her life at the Andrews Xavier Hospital.

2) Govt set to greenlight the construction of over 6,000 houses for public servants

The government will from next year begin the construction of 6,584 new houses for public servants on a rental basis across the country. The Minister of State in charge of Affordable Housing at the Ministry of Works and Housing, Dr Freda Prempeh, who disclosed this in Accra over the weekend said the project was under the government’s District Housing Scheme aimed at addressing public servants’ accommodation challenges.

She mentioned that the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and the Tema Development Company (TDC) had completed 2,773 out of the 6,163 housing units at Borteyman, Asokore Mampong and Kpone started under former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s administration.

3) Spain to force streaming platforms to translate shows in local languages

The Spanish government will pass a new 5% tax on audiovisual production and force streaming platforms, such as Netflix, to air shows in regional languages, Catalonia’s separatist party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) said on Tuesday.

They will include an obligation that 6% of the streaming platforms’ content is in Spain’s co-official languages: Catalan, Galician or Basque, ERC’s lawmaker Gabriel Rufian told reporters, without specifying if that would require original content or simply dubbed or subtitled.

4) Investigations reveal former New York governor Cuomo engaged in ‘multiple’ sexual harassment

Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo engaged in “multiple instances of sexual harassment,” used state resources for a book and was “not fully transparent” on the number of COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes, state lawmakers said on Monday, summarizing the results of an investigation.

A spokesman for Cuomo called the report “revisionist” and said Cuomo’s team had not been given the opportunity to review evidence in the Assembly’s possession. Cuomo has denied wrongdoing in the past, though he said in August when he resigned that he accepted “full responsibility” for what he called clumsy attempts to be affectionate or humorous.

5) Flaming tourist bus crash in Bulgaria, kills 45, including 12 children

At least 45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria hours before daybreak on Tuesday, officials said. Seven people who leapt from the burning bus were rushed to hospital in Sofia and were in stable conditions, hospital staff said. Bulgaria’s interior ministry said 45 people died, making it the most deadly bus accident in the Balkan country’s history.

The cause of the accident was unclear but the bus appeared to have hit a highway barrier either before or after it caught fire, Bulgarian officials said. The accident happened on Struma highway about 45 km (28 miles) west of Sofia around 2:00 a.m. (0000 GMT), Bulgarian officials said. The coach party was returning to Skopje from a weekend holiday trip to Istanbul, a trip of about 800 km (500 miles).