September 22, 2019

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — NEW YORK — Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam. The five States will take up their seats as […]

Britain lets Putin move his dark money with impunity. That has to stop

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By Oliver Bullough From The Guardian UK The Danske bank money-laundering scandal was only possible thanks to Britain’s opaque corporate laws Vladimir Putin’s global power is inseparable from his mastery of dark money, which he moves secretly to buy assets and influence. We know he’s doing it, because we can see the effects – the […]

The fDi Report 2018: European Inward FDI increases by 14%

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Europe focus: Inward FDI increases by 14% in 2017 The fDi Report 2018 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – can reveal: FDI into Europe increased by 14% in 2017, with a total inward capital investment of $183.9bn. The total number of FDI projects […]

Is Guyana on its way to becoming the Caribbean’s new technology hub?

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From BID On June 8, 2018, a seed was planted in the soil of our lush green economy—this seed has the potential to transform Guyana into the leading estate of South America and the Caribbean. Exponential technologies and digital transformation were prominent among the themes and the buzzwords at the IDB’s recently concluded VII Regional […]

Isle of Man: A real danger we will end up in blacklist

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From IOMToday The island faces a very real danger of being blacklisted by Brussels, the Chief Minister admitted. Giving evidence to the economic policy review committee, Howard Quayle said his team were working hard to address a ’number of emerging threats on the external front’. He said: ’We face the very real danger of the […]

e-Government for Cayman Islands

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From eGA Summary Cayman Government has decided to take Estonian e-government model as an example in building its e-society and developing public e-services. During that project eGA acts as main contractor for all consultancy services on e-governance between Estonia and Cayman Islands. The project is proceeded from the “Advisory mission to Cayman Islands” . Activities Project has […]

abandoned Soviet spaces

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Eerie photos of abandoned Soviet spaces By Sarah Jacobs From Business Insider When Nikon approached photographer David de Rueda with the opportunity to help make his ultimate dream project come true, de Rueda knew he wanted to create something “post-apocalyptic and sci-fi.” De Rueda pitched the idea of a six-week road trip through nine European […]

TeliaSonera and Ericsson go 5G

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Ericsson and TeliaSonera will develop and test selected 5G use-cases and services based on TeliaSonera’s network and Ericsson 5G technology Aims at letting TeliaSonera customers in Stockholm and Tallinn experience 5G services already in 2018 Taps into both companies’ strengths in innovation and technology, as well as understanding of how ICT, digitalization and connectivity impacts […]

International e-Government experts visit Cayman Islands

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As the Cayman Islands e-Government unit transitions from an information-gathering stage to strategic development, officials have organised a visit by a team of experts from a leading European jurisdiction. From 22nd-25th September 2015 four representatives from Estonia’s e-Governance Academy will present and lead discussions with the public and private sector, around e-governance best practices, the […]