February 22, 2019
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Manitoba Announces Funding for Community Mobilization Project

Manitoba

The Manitoba government is providing nearly $95,000 to the Manitoba Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) including $25,000 to a community mobilization project that provides integrated and comprehensive supports to young people and families at risk in Portage la Prairie and the surrounding region, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced here today. “Our priority is to keep Manitobans safe, and one way […]

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Monitoba Enforcement Results in Seizure of Illegal Tobacco from Retail Stores

Manitoba

Manitoba Finance’s Taxation Special Investigations Unit recently seized 45,117 contraband cigarettes plus 3,600 stolen cigarettes and $10,506 in cash from three Winnipeg retail locations, all owned and operated by the same people. A total of five individuals were found selling or in possession of illegal tobacco products not marked for Manitoba tax purposes. Cigarettes from a Winnipeg break and enter […]

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Special arrangements to make your holiday trip exciting and luxurious

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How about experiencing the breathtaking views on a luxurious ride? If you love travelling to different awe-inspiring destinations and exploring the secrets to create stories to cherish, get ready for a wonderful trip! Riding on the fast wheels of The Orient Express will be one of those exciting and adventurous moments of your life that you will cherish lifelong! About the vintage […]

Las Vegas welcomes distinctive MICE space for special events

Europe

For the first time, AREA15, Las Vegas’ new immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination opening this December, unveils 40,000 square feet of unique event space within a wholly reimagined world of art, technology and design. Space will be available for group event bookings of all sizes for any occasion beginning in January 2020. Located just seven minutes from the Las […]

Seychelles ranked first in Africa for ocean health

Seychelles

The Ocean Health Index (OHI) has ranked Seychelles first in Africa after the latest global assessment of ocean health. Globally the island nation came out 33rd amongst 220 countries and territories. Morocco and Egypt were ranked second and third on the continent. The ranking is another important milestone for the archipelago after one of its most popular beaches – Beau Vallon – […]

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Special arrangements to make your holiday trip exciting and luxurious

How about experiencing the breathtaking views on a luxurious ride? If you love travelling to different awe-inspiring destinations and exploring the secrets to create stories to cherish, get ready for a wonderful trip! Riding on the fast wheels of The Orient Express will be one of those exciting and adventurous moments of your life that you will cherish lifelong! About the vintage […]

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Girl weds zombie doll called it ‘love of my life’

A girl who married her zombie doll says her ‘world is now complete’ after their nupitals. Felicity Kadlec, 20, wed the ‘love of her life’ Kelly Rossi, a zombie doll who she claims is 37-years-old, in front of her other dolls. The ‘beautiful’ ceremony, which took place in Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA, cost Felicity $500 (£388) – covering her own […]

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Russia will continue to lifting restrictions for tourists

According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, short-term visa-free entry for foreigners and electronic visas is the way to go for Russia if it wants to become a tourist haven. But Putin also said that it shouldn’t be done at the expense of ‘security’. “We’re not going to achieve anything through bans in tourism or any other areas,” the Russia president […]

USA & Canada

USA & Canada

The US Withdrawal from Syria

However misconceived, President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria might have a silver lining for Israel. It forces Jerusalem to reevaluate the basic assumptions of the “peace process” with the Palestinians that has been actively and coercively led in recent decades by successive US administrations. The Oslo process took place under unique global circumstances. The Soviet Union had […]

USA & Canada

Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown welcomes first guests in United States

Canopy by Hilton has welcomed the opening of a new Midtown Atlanta location. The hotel is partially-owned and operated by Concord Hospitality, developed by Greystar and Whitman Peterson and designed by R2L: Architects. The lifestyle hotel, which is the first of its kind in Georgia, will offer guests thoughtfully curated local experiences from check-in to check-out. Guests can grab a […]

Africa

Africa

21 ships carrying various products expected at Lagos ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 21 ships to bring petroleum products, food, and other goods from Feb. 18 to Feb. 26 at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports. The NPA made the announcement on Monday in its daily publication, ‘Shipping Position’. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that one of the 21 ships is bringing petrol. […]

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AU chairman: South Africa to take over from Egypt

South Africa has been elected as chair of the African Union for the year 2020 at the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of AU Heads of State and Government. The chairship is decided annually on a rotational basis among the five regions and it is the Southern region’s turn to chair in 2020. SA will be taking over as […]

Africa

South Africa to present report on Health Summit outcomes

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday launch the report on the outcomes of the Presidential Health Summit held in October 2018.  Deputy President David Mabuza officiated the summit, which attracted stakeholders from government, civil society organisations, academia, business, healthcare professionals and users who deliberated on the challenges and proposed solutions facing the national health system. In the State of the Nation […]

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Asia

Asia

Korean Air confirms new livery

In a big day for commemorative aircraft liveries, Korean Air has confirmed that ten of its planes will display a special emblem to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The special livery will depict the number 50 with a plane flying over it alongside the slogan ‘Beyond 50 Years of Excellence’. The number features a stylised taegeuk design. Taegeuk is the iconic mark […]

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Asia

World’s Largest Jewellery Market Opens Next Week

Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week. The sixth HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which showcases jewellery raw materials, will take place at AsiaWorld-Expo from 26 Feb to 2 March, while the 36th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which specialises in finished fine jewellery, will […]

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Why 2019 will be a bad year for small cars in India

Japanese carmaker Honda said on Sunday it has stopped production of its entry-level hatchback Brio in India, cutting short the vehicle’s over 17-year long stint in the country. The journey of the world’s cheapest car, the Tata Nano, too came to a grinding halt last month as Tata Motors didn’t sell or produce a single unit. Japanese carmaker Honda said on […]

Europe

Europe

Las Vegas welcomes distinctive MICE space for special events

For the first time, AREA15, Las Vegas’ new immersive entertainment, retail and dining destination opening this December, unveils 40,000 square feet of unique event space within a wholly reimagined world of art, technology and design. Space will be available for group event bookings of all sizes for any occasion beginning in January 2020. Located just seven minutes from the Las […]

Europe

Strike action at Luton Airport hit Wizz Air

Baggage handlers and check-in staff employed by GH London Ground Handling Services at Luton Airport have voted for strike action. The decision was taken in response to the company’s decision to impose a pay freeze on staff. A week-long strike will commence on Sunday, March 3rd at 18:00, the Unite union said. Some 96 per cent of the workers that […]

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Europe

UK airports start strong to 2019

Some 5.9 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in January, an increase of 2.1 per cent on the figure recorded last year. As Heathrow recorded its 27th consecutive month of growth, figures were boosted by passengers returning home after the winter holidays. Africa and East Asia continue to be among the best performing regions, up 9.7 per cent and 5.6 per […]

Australia & New Zealand

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Australia & New Zealand

Best Mediterranean cruises for 2019/2020

The sun-soaked Mediterranean is home to a plethora of dream holiday destinations; we’re talking breathtaking historic cities, picturesque beaches and quirky landmarks. But with such a wealth of destinations on offer, deciding where to go first can be overwhelming. That’s why Mediterranean cruise holidays can be ideal, as you get to sample all the highlights at your leisure, while also enjoying the […]

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Ovolo hotels breaks new ground in South Melbourne hospitality

Located at 183-199 Moray Street, a 100-room, six-story designer hotel will bring Ovolo’s signature “effortless living” ethos to one of Melbourne’s most iconic inner city suburbs. Australian developer, Perri Projects, has appointed international award-winning designer hotel owner/operator, Ovolo, as hotel manager for its AUD$50 million (approx. US$35.9 million) South Melbourne project, expected to open in 2020. This will be the […]

Australia & New Zealand

2019 National Travel Industry Awards Announced

2019 National Travel Industry Awards Announced The Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) has revealed that the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) will be held on Saturday 20 July 2019 in the Grand Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, Sydney. Qantas continues to demonstrate their firm commitment to AFTA and travel agents through the valued Platinum Partnership with AFTA […]

Business

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Business

Group predicts more global business in Nigeria

An integrated creative company, Ogilvy Group, says digitalisation will birth emergence of more global companies in Nigeria’s business landscape. Abdussamad Abdurrahman, Media Manager, Ogilvy Nigeria, quoted Paul Donnell, the Chief Executive, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of Ogilvy Group, as saying. Ogilvy is a WPP company listed on the American Stock Market (NASDAQ:WWPGY) with 131 offices in 83 countries. […]

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Business

Christmas Island open for business

After a tumultuous decade of playing second fiddle to national politics, Christmas Island’s tourism industry finally has the opportunity to shine again. This week, the island’s Immigration Detention Centre (IDC), which opened its doors in 2008, will scale back to ‘hot contingency’ status, which means it will be closed to detainees, and only operational should the need arise. Tourism operators […]

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