May 24, 2019

Royal Caribbean apprentice competition attracts almost 35,000 entries

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By Harry Kemble From Travel Weekly Royal Caribbean International’s competition to find an apprentice to test its shore experiences has attracted nearly 35,000 entries since it launched just over two weeks ago. The winner of the competition to fill the Shore Explorer ‘Apprentice-Ship’ role, open to agents and consumers, will visit destinations including Japan, Alaska, Europe, the Middle East and […]

What rise of Jeremy Corbyn means for the Middle East

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By Martin Newland From Asia Times It is impossible to predict with any accuracy the political, economic and social developments in Brexit Britain over the course of this year. But whatever happens, there will be repercussions for the Middle East. It would do the region well to understand what they might be. Britain will emerge […]

Taraq Bashir heads Cayman Islands Central Procurement Office

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New Director Taraq Bashir brings rich experience to his job, having worked across four continents and the Caribbean. He has developed procurement functions in national and local government including strategies, laws and regulations. Mr. Bashir’s work has been recognised with industry awards for customer service, quality and innovation. Grand Cayman (GIS) – Director at the […]

Best walking and hiking tours

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8 Best walking and hiking tours across the world By Ashyln Molly From Travel Blissful Many millennials today are going back to the basics – closer to nature and being active. You can go for everything from massages to spa to yoga classes to MMA training sessions. However, old remains gold as walking and hiking […]

Colony Capital’s Abraaj deal faces investor resistance: sources

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By Hadeel Al Sayegh, Davide Barbuscia From Reuters DUBAI (Reuters) – U.S. investment manager Colony Capital’s deal to take control of four funds belonging to Dubai-based Abraaj is encountering investor resistance, four sources familiar with the matter said, piling further pressure on the embattled Middle East buyout firm. Colony’s offer last month to buy the […]

Abraaj creditors meet in Dubai and London, with ‘fire sale’ option on the table

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By Frank Lane From Arab News Middle East’s largest private equity firm meets with creditors and investors in London and Dubai “Fire sale” of assets one of the options for Abraaj assets DUBAI: Investors and creditors of embattled private-equity firm Abraaj Group have met in simultaneous meetings in Dubai and London to discuss the future […]

Iran nuclear deal: UK won’t walk away, says Boris Johnson

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From BBC Britain has “no intention of walking away” from the Iran nuclear deal despite the United States pulling out, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says. Mr Johnson told MPs the UK would “strive to preserve the gains” made by the international agreement. The 2015 deal curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of […]

Extradition Ordered for Jamaican Muslim Cleric Accused in US of Recruiting for ISIS

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From CARIBBEAN360 KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday May 2, 2018 – A judge has signed an extradition warrant, ordering radical Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah el-Faisal be handed over to authorities in the United States to face terrorism-related charges. But el-Faisal has 15 days to challenge the extradition order made by Parish Court Judge Broderick Smith. US […]

Pope calls for Peace in Easter Message: ‘Hope and Dignity’

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From Newsmax On Christianity’s most joyful day, Pope Francis in his Easter Sunday message called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict, “beginning with the beloved and long-suffering land of Syria,” and extending to the entire Middle East, the Korean peninsula and parts of Africa affected by “hunger, endemic conflicts and terrorism.” […]

India’s Capillary Technologies raises $20M from Warburg Pincus and Sequoia

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by Jon Russell From TechCrunch Capillary Technologies, an India-based startup that helps e-commerce businesses manage their marketing and customer engagement, has pulled in $20 million in fresh funding from existing investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia. The company said it plans to use the capital to develop its products and R&D, including a new focus on the […]