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Jamaica.....The Ministry of Tourism is reporting a 7.7per cent increase in visitor arrivals for July to September when compared with the similar period last year.
The Tourism Minister, Edmund Bartlett, says the growth for the period reflects the marketing efforts of the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), particularly after the West Kingston incursion.
An application for the return of Rodney 'Bounty Killer' Pryce’s passport to be returned has been rescheduled.
Pryce's attorney Christopher Townsend made the application for the passport which was taken from the artiste by the police as a condition for his $500,000 bail in an assault case.However, Resident Magistrate Lorna Shelly Williams rescheduled the matter giving herself enough time to peruse the application for variation of the artiste's bail condition.
The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.
The Day also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.The theme for 2010 "Keeping the Promise: Mainstreaming Disability in the Millennium Development Goals toward 2015 and Beyond," provides an impetus for the advancement of the international rights agenda in development to include persons with disabilities in all aspects of growth and change.
ANTI-CORRUPTION perspectives and measures , both in Barbados and abroad, will come under the microscope when Crime Stoppers Barbados (CSB) hosts a major Breakfast seminar on Thursday December 9th 2010.The CSB seminar is critical to building the island's awareness of the varying roles of the public and private sectors, media and Non Governmental Organizations, in avoiding the high costs of corruption.
The CLICO Policyholders Group say they are concerned to learn the February 2, 2009 transaction between CL Financial and German business group Proman, which resulted in the sale of 17 per cent of the shares in Clico Energy for US$47 million, instead of its fair value of US$250 million, has, to date, not yet been reversed and the money returned to CL Financial.
Deputy Chairman of the policyholders' group Peter Permell said this is particularly troubling when one considers that the Central Bank took full control of Clico and CL Financial in January 2009 under Section 44D of the Central Bank Act and the signing of the January 30, 2009 MOU respectively.He says it was only just three days after, on February 2, 2009, that Clico Energy was sold to Proman by CLF, purportedly without the knowledge or approval of the Central Bank.
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