In what was described as a “new dawn for Africa,” leaders from 44 of the 55 countries of the continent ceremoniously signed a trade pact creating a huge single market from Cape Town to Cairo. The national leaders agreed to eliminate cross-border tariffs and make border posts more efficient. Twenty seven countries signed an additional protocol to allow for the free movement of people across borders, European Union-style. If fully realized, its supporters say, Kenyan manufacturers would be able to sell their products in Nigeria without paying tax at every border crossing; a Ghanaian PR firm could open an office in Namibia without going through any regulatory hoops; and all African citizens would have the right to live and work in any African country. “Our peoples, our business community and our youth, in particular, cannot wait any longer to see the lifting of the barriers that divide our continent, hinder its economic takeoff and perpetuate misery, even though Africa … [Read more...] about African Free Trade – A New Dawn for Africa?
The third annual Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy will be held June 11-15, 2018. The leadership academy is designed to empower young ladies to explore their leadership potential, build character, strengthen their personal confidence, and make responsible decisions in order that they may become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Outstanding experts in various fields will present workshops, seminars, and interactive discussions on an array of topics. For additional information, please call (912) 232-6048 or (912) 721- 7388. More From Community Events Go To The Community Events SectionRetired And Senior Volunteer Program of EOAFree Hearing Screenings Every Thursday2000 Tutors … [Read more...] about Third Annual Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy on Tap
THE Brisbane woman who fell overboard from the Pacific Dawn and disappeared in a tragedy at sea has been identified as Natasha Schofield, 47, but police say it “wasn’t an accident”.The cruiseliner docked in Brisbane this morning as police waited to board the ship and investigate after Ms Schofield fell from an upper level deck into the ocean around 150 nautical miles west of New Caledonia on Thursday afternoon. Queensland Police will take statements from crew and passengers.A search for Ms Schofield was called off on Friday morning and shell-shocked passengers were returned to Brisbane early on Sunday. Her body has not been found.Ms Schofield was travelling with her husband and three children — aged from 12 to 16.Queensland Police Inspector Rob Graham said Ms Schofield’s death was intentional.“This wasn’t an accident,” he said.“Let’s be open and honest about mental health.“It’s a tragic end to what should’ve … [Read more...] about Pacific Dawn docks in Brisbane after losing a passenger overboard
The European Commission has carried out on-site investigations at targeted financial institutions and banking associations. The ABBL's Catherine Bourin talked to Delano about the advice it is providing to its members On 26 March 2018, the ABBL organised a members’ event on the subject of, “On-site investigations by Luxembourg, European and foreign authorities in the financial sector”. Intrigued at the idea of masked avengers banging on the doors of Luxembourg banks in the wee small hours, Delano asked for more details. Margaret Ferns: Why did the ABBL organise this members’ event? Catherine Bourin: In view of the increasing amount of regulation, it is becoming harder for bankers to get a clear view of which are applicable to them. There are also a growing number of regulations that grant authorities extended investigation powers with higher sanctions. This is why the ABBL decided to create a specific working group dedicated to on-site inspections and issued … [Read more...] about Dawn raids: banks should get ready for potential visits
Mzuzu police have arrested innocent Mwimbingu, Director of New Dawn Secondary School for allegedly swindling money meant for Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination fee. Speaking in an interview, Mzuzu Police Station Public Relations Officer, Paul Tembo said the suspect was arrested following complaints by the school students who paid for their examination fee for MSCE. “He is suspected of swindling money amounting to K1.285 million belonging to 39 students from his school who are supposed to sit for this year’s Malawi School Certificate of Education,” he said. He added that the suspect was arrested on April 9, 2018 and was charged with the offence of obtaining money through false pretense. “He is set to appear in count on 12 April 2018 to answer charges of obtaining money through false pretense,” said Tembo. The suspect, Innocent Mwimbingu, 35 hails from Mwenechilunga village, T/A Kyungu in Karonga district. : … [Read more...] about Malawi’ New Dawn Secondary School Director Mwimbingu arrested for swindling MK1.285 million