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Alain St. Ange, others for International Conference on Business Tourism in Winnipeg, Canada

Preparations for the third edition of the International Conference on Business Tourism and Exhibition (Winnipeg 2019) have reached an advance stage with the organisers promising to give attendees series of B2B sessions for the five days of the event. With this year’s theme; Precision and Performance, the MICE show will host trade buyers and sellers through a B2B meeting at […]


Princess Cruises completes Fincantieri order for two new ships

Princess Cruises and Fincantieri shipbuilding company announced today the signing of the final contracts for the construction of two next-generation cruise ships, which will be the largest ever built so far in Italy. Delivery for the 4,300-guest, 175,000-tonne vessels is scheduled for late 2023 and spring 2025 respectively. The announcement follows the initial signing of a memorandum of agreement between […]

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The Coca-Cola System Supports Cyclone Idai Disaster Relief

The Coca-Cola Company, its local bottling partners and The Coca-Cola Foundation are providing disaster relief assistance to communities impacted by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. The philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, The Coca-Cola Foundation, today pledged Kshs 100 million (US$1 million) to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Save the Children. The funds will go toward emergency food and shelter […]


6 curious historical events in Seychelles in March

The Seychelles News Agency is this year introducing a new feature.  At the end of each month, SNA will present a buzz with important historical events which happened in Seychelles – a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean. From a war plane crash to the opening of the island nation’s first boarding school, here are 6 interesting […]


Seychelles’ capital ranked 5th in Africa for quality of life

The Seychelles’ capital of Victoria has been ranked 5th in Africa in a quality of life survey by an American consulting firm. The annual survey conducted by Mercer ranked the city of Port Louis of Mauritius first. Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg — all in South Africa — were ranked 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively. “It’s very nice and refreshing […]

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Manitoba to Increase Minimum Wage on Oct. 1 Inbox x

Manitoba’s minimum wage will increase by 30 cents on Oct. 1, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “We are providing predictable and sustainable increases to Manitoba’s minimum wage, which achieves the right balance benefitting both employees and employers,” said Pedersen.  “Based on Manitoba’s Consumer Price Index for 2018, the minimum wage increase will help our economy continue […]

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Manitoba Performing Well in Several Priority Procedure Categories

New data released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows Manitoba’s health system continues to deliver comparatively shorter wait times in a number of priority procedures, including MRIs, CT scans and hip fracture repairs, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen said today. “We are meeting the increasing and sustained demand from an aging population for these […]


Morocco, UN, AU urged to fast-track Western Sahara referendum

Western Sahara President Brahim Ghali has urged the African Union, the United Nations and Morocco to fast-track the long delayed referendum on the self-determination of the Arab nation. Until then, he said, the continent will not realise freedom.  Addressing delegates on the second day of the SADC Solidarity Conference in Pretoria, Ghali said the conference was a message to demand the […]


Government Continues Taking Steps to Address Sexual Harassment

As part of an ongoing commitment to foster a respectful workplace, the Manitoba government has revised its respectful workplace policy and launched a government-wide awareness campaign on sexual harassment, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Every employee should work in an environment that is respectful and free of all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment and bullying,” said Pallister. “Revising the […]


Government Announces Sale of Surplus Aircraft

The Manitoba government is proceeding with the sale of aircraft previously dedicated to wildfire suppression and general transportation that are considered surplus due to signed agreements with Babcock Canada and Exchange Income Corporation, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. Aircraft currently dedicated to air ambulance are not being sold at this time.  Furthermore, Manitoba retains ownership of its leased water […]