December 11, 2017

ILO drops Qatar investigation

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Global News From Freedom United The International Labour Organization (ILO) has dropped its investigation into Qatar’s treatment of foreign workers — many of whom are working to build facilities for the upcoming 2022 World Cup. The decision follows Qatar’s promises of reform, including changes that would allow workers freedom to leave the country and change […]

Qatar commits to ending forced labor!

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From Freedom United We have great news to share about our campaign to end forced labor in Qatar! This week, Qatar made major public commitments to reform the kafala system and uphold worker rights in a 3-year plan to achieve decent work conditions for all migrant workers in the country.[1] We commend Qatar for taking significant steps […]

Warner loses fight against US extradition

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former politician and football official, Austin “Jack” Warner, on Wednesday lost his lawsuit challenging his extradition to the United States. Warner is wanted by authorities to answer charges of fraud arising out of a Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) bribery scandal. Delivering a 50-page ruling […]

Cricket: Cayman Islands to play Qatar in opener in SA

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Qatar reach SA for ICC WCL Division 5 challenge From The Peninsular Qatar Qatar national cricket team yesterday arrived in South Africa to take part in the  ICC World Cricket League – Division 5 tournament. The tournament will be held from September 3 to 9 and will see eight nations vying for honours. Qatar have […]

Cayman Islands maintains its strong global tax cooperation rating

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The Cayman Islands remains strong in complying with the international standards that govern the exchange of tax information among tax authorities, according to a report published today.  The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, an OECD body that is widely regarded as the most influential tax body in the world, […]

Oil dips on concerns about rising U.S. output, OPEC tensions

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By Stephen Eisenhammer, Reuters  From Times of India LONDON (Reuters) – Oil prices dipped on Wednesday on renewed concerns about the efficacy of OPEC-led production cuts due to rising tensions within the export group over Qatar and growing U.S. output. Brent crude prices were at $49.79 per barrel at 0840 GMT, down 33 cents. Brent […]

The FBI is helping Qatar get to the bottom of a ‘hack’ into state media

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By David Harding, AFP From Business Insider Doha (AFP) – The FBI is helping Qatar investigate the source of an alleged “hack” of state media which sparked diplomatic tensions in the Gulf, a source with knowledge of the probe said Friday. An FBI team has been in Doha for the past week after the Qatari […]

ICC World League: Qatar to start campaign against Cayman Islands

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By Fawad Hussain  From The Peninsula Qatar will take on Cayman Islands in their opening match of ICC World League Division 5, according to details revealed by the International Cricket Council for the eight-nation tournament to be played in South Africa in September. Qatar have been placed in Group A in the competition, which also […]

China is the key to global reflation

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By Jean Boivin, The BlackRock Blog We believe that China is key to the global reflation story playing out for longer. Our new China GPS economic indicator helps explain why. It’s the latest in our suite of GPS indicators intended to give a forward view on growth expectations, which tend to drive financial markets, and […]

Robert De Niro talks Antigua-Barbuda investments in Dubai

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From Caribbean News Now DUBAI, UAE — While actor Robert De Niro’s rant on Donald Trump was making media waves around the globe, he was part of a delegation that included the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, on a mission to promote investments in the picturesque twin-islands of Antigua and Barbuda. De […]