August 19, 2018

Bangladesh: No job for China Harbour in future

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From Daily Star Says Muhith; Govt will also look into other projects where the Chinese firm is involved Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday said China Harbour Engineering Company Limited has been blacklisted for offering bribes to government officials and would not get any contracts in the future. The government will take a decision about the […]

Nearly half of overseas calls to Windrush helpline from non-Caribbean countries, figures show

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By May Bulman From The Independent UK Exclusive: Ministers accused of attempting to ‘silo’ Windrush cohort to ‘special category’ Nearly half of overseas enquiries to the government’s Windrush taskforce are from countries outside the Caribbean, indicating that the immigration issues span beyond the West Indies. Figures published by the Home Office show 42 per cent […]

Beleaguered West Indies to face grieving Sri Lanka

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From Jamaica Observer Editorial The world of sport is increasingly focused on football’s FIFA World Cup in Russia which begins in mid-June. But the dwindling numbers who still follow West Indies cricket will be aware of five crucial Test matches over the next two months against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on Caribbean soil. A dark […]

Aperta provides Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) in Cayman Islands

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(BUSINESS WIRE)– Once again, the Aperta Active Clearing System (ACS) has delivered the mechanism for a country to implement a world-class electronic payment processing environment to maximize a national payments system’s efficiency, effectiveness, security and control. Aperta partnered with the Cayman Islands ACH Operator (Prism Services (Cayman) Ltd.) and local commercial banks to deliver a new […]

Cayman Islands Premier pays tribute to passing of Governor’s father

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin said he was deeply saddened to have learned of the passing of the father of incoming Governor Anwar Choudhury. Mr. Afruz Bakht Choudhury, hailing from Sylhet in Bangladesh, left this earthly realm on Saturday in London. His son, Anwar Choudhury, is to take up the post […]

Police work to trace steps of botched NYC pipe bomb attack

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From WN New York Police Department were reviewing more than 6,000 security cameras while they traced the suspect’s steps after an explosion happened during rush hour traffic in a crowded subway corridor close to the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning, leaving five people injured, according to CBS News. CBS News homeland security correspondent […]

Heartbreaking

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One heartbreaking photo shows the depth of the crisis facing Rohingya refugees By Tara Francis Chan, Business Insider Australia From Business Insider A photographer in Bangladesh has captured the heartbreak of Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing Myanmar. The image shows an unnamed father crying and clinging to his son’s body. The two had just crossed the […]

At least 41 million people affected in floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, UN says

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By Chloe Farand From Independent UK ‘We live in a global world and there is a lot going on out there at the moment but people should know about what is happening here,’ Red Cross worker says More than 40 million people have been affected by devastating floods and landslides in South Asia, UN humanitarian […]

Heavy rains kill at least 48 in Bangladesh [updated to 68]

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From The National UPDATE: Toll risen to at least 68 DHAKA // Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 48 people in south-east Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities said on Tuesday. Police warned the death toll would probably rise as emergency workers reached remote parts of the affected area, where phone and […]

Toddler born with three legs going home to Bangladesh after surgery in Australia

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From BBC A Bangladeshi toddler born with a third leg attached to her pelvis is returning home after successful surgery in Australia. Choity Khatun, who is three, was born with caudal twinning, meaning that part of a twin had developed in her pelvis. Australian surgeons spent months working out how to remove the extra limb […]