Canadian Navy Visits Sekondi School of Deaf

By Joseph Agrace Wiyorbie/Evans Quayson Ghana News Agency March 13, 2019 – Representatives of the Canadian Navy has visited the Sekondi School for the Deaf to interact with the students and made donations to the school. Items donated included, white boards, story books. Pencils and erasers, footballs, sanitary pads, toiletries and toys. The maiden visit to the school was also to train the staffs on basic first aid practices. Her Excellence Dr Heather Cameron the High Commissioner of Canada to Ghana who led the team said, her outfit was committed…

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Obangame Express 19

March 25, 2019 – On the morning of March 16, 2019, a fisheries officer from Cote d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast) boarded Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston, at sea in the Gulf of Guinea. Escorted by sailors of the Marine Nationale du Cote d’Ivoire, he wore a no-nonsense expression as he approached a table littered with documents. “You’re the Captain?” he asked the sailor seated at the table. “I am,” the sailor replied. “We are simple fishermen.” “May I see your license to fish here, then?” the officer inquired, eyeing…

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Nearly Defenseless MCDVs in Dangerous African Waters

HMC Ships Kingston and Shawinigan, both Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDVs), are set to arrive in Abidjan 23 February after a stop in an unannounced stop in Senegal on the 18th. The ships departed from Halifax in January 2019 and have now completed their trans-Atlantic crossing, arriving in the Gulf of Guinea region of West Africa to conduct Operation PROJECTION West Africa. Their deployment will include engagements with West African nations to build partner capacity, promote maritime security, and foster relationships in the Gulf of Guinea region by conducting stakeholder…

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