December 1, 2020

China’s JD.com leads $19M investment in Southeast Asian online fashion brand Pomelo

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by Jon Russell From TechCrunch This year has seen unprecedented interest in Southeast Asia’s startups from Chinese tech firms, and today we can add another deal to the pile. JD.com, the close rival to Alibaba, has led a $19 million investment in Bangkok-headquartered online fashion brand Pomelo. The deal, which is the largest Series B […]

TravelFix: Drew survives hurricane season during stay in the Caribbean

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By Tony Lewis From The CW33 ST. LUCIA – Drew likes the Caribbean so much he can’t tear himself away. We catch up with our world traveler at the end of his 5-week stay. “Last time we spoke I was in St Lucia. I’ve spent most of my time here on this island but I […]

Unexploded bombs still ruin lives in Laos

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From Wn.com The remnants of a war that was waged more than 40 years ago are still destroying lives in Laos, CNN reports. Some 80 million unexploded bombs are scatted across the small Southeast Asian nation – the deadly legacy of what became known as America’s “secret war” in Laos – a CIA-led mission during […]

Peter Binose: Did the American Embassy In Barbados think he was a liar?

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By Peter Binose Ralph Gonsalves had the perfect alibi when they tried to decide who killed Glen Jackson his press secretary in Kingstown. Not that anyone at the time suspected him of doing it. Gonsalves was in Kuala Lumpa Malaysia, he phoned in from there and declared the killing to be a political assassination. No […]