Category: Government Affairs

Manslaughter & negligence: Air France could face trial over 2009 crash

Manslaughter & negligence: Air France could face trial over 2009 crash

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 23:04 0

French prosecutors have recommended that Air France face trial for manslaughter and negligence in the 2009 crash which killed 228 people on a flight from ... Read More

Home Minister: India will identify and expel all illegal immigrants

Home Minister: India will identify and expel all illegal immigrants

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 22:48 0

India's Minister od Home Affairs announced on Wednesday that India will identify and expel all illegal immigrants from across the country. An exercise to identify ... Read More

Dubai court sentences drug-smuggling British tourist to 10 years in prison

Dubai court sentences drug-smuggling British tourist to 10 years in prison

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 19:46 0

A 31-year-old British visitor was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday, after she was arrested with 4.4kg of marijuana oil used in e-cigarettes ... Read More

Government Tolerance Exhibition to be held on sidelines of World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

Government Tolerance Exhibition to be held on sidelines of World Tolerance Summit in Dubai

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 16:38 0

An exhibition titled “Government Tolerance Exhibition” will be held on the sidelines of World Tolerance Summit (WTS) from November 13-14 under the patronage of His ... Read More

Israel tourism: 93% of visitors rate their experience good to excellent

Israel tourism: 93% of visitors rate their experience good to excellent

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 15:29 0

Israeli Ministry of Tourism has just released its latest Inbound Tourism Survey and the results are mostly encouraging. The 2018 Inbound Tourism Survey was based ... Read More

Short-term set-back: Demonstrations cause 5.4% drop in Hong Kong flight bookings

Short-term set-back: Demonstrations cause 5.4% drop in Hong Kong flight bookings

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 01:52 0

Latest data has revealed that the recent wave of demonstrations in Hong Kong, against the controversial extradition bill, has had the effect of deterring people ... Read More

Pakistan re-opens its airspace for “all types of civilian traffic”

Pakistan re-opens its airspace for “all types of civilian traffic”

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 17, 2019 01:32 0

On Tuesday morning, Pakistan has re-opened its skies for civilian flights, with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority releasing a statement, saying it had issued a ... Read More

U.S. Travel applauds Senators’ move to reauthorize Brand USA

U.S. Travel applauds Senators’ move to reauthorize Brand USA

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2019 18:26 0

America's crucial but vulnerable inbound tourism market received a boost Tuesday with introduction of a Senate bill to reauthorize Brand USA, the organization charged with ... Read More

US Ambassador celebrates Heathrow’s special security relationship with US during visit

US Ambassador celebrates Heathrow’s special security relationship with US during visit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2019 17:15 3

US Ambassador to the UK, Woody Johnson, praised Heathrow as the gateway underpinning the special relationship between the countries on a visit to the airport ... Read More

UAE oil tanker disappears in Persian Gulf near Iran

UAE oil tanker disappears in Persian Gulf near Iran

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 16, 2019 14:55 0

Emirates-based oil tanker has vanished from the radar, while sailing through the Strait of Hormuz near Iran. The Panamanian-flagged oil tanker ‘Riah’ usually transits oil ... Read More

The Deadly New Prarie Hotel in Chicago is scene of a city with 41 shot over the weekend

The Deadly New Prarie Hotel in Chicago is scene of a city with 41 shot over the weekend

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 16, 2019 07:47 0

The New Prarie Hotel in Chicago was the scene where 57-year-old George Bingham was shot on Saturday morning. His 24-year-old daughter was also shot and ... Read More

Tourist Resort Nusa Dua in Bali hit by another earthquake

Tourist Resort Nusa Dua in Bali hit by another earthquake

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 16, 2019 07:19 0

Tourists in Nusa Dua, Bali were woken up at 8.18 am. A magnitude 5.7 earthquake was recorded in the region according to USGS. There was ... Read More

All Russian airports to be checked for compliance with environmental regulations

All Russian airports to be checked for compliance with environmental regulations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2019 22:56 0

Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources, the country's environmental watchdog, plans to inspect all airports across Russian Federation for compliance with environmental regulations ... Read More

Canadian airline passengers have new rights starting today

Canadian airline passengers have new rights starting today

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2019 17:20 0

Starting today, passengers have new rights under the Canadian Transportation Agency’s (CTA) Air Passenger Protection Regulations when they travel by air. The new regulations, a ... Read More

Thailand’s Prime Minister declares end of military rule

Thailand’s Prime Minister declares end of military rule

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 15, 2019 16:15 0

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha formally resigned as the head of Thailand's military government on Monday, saying the country would now function as a normal democracy ... Read More

Reopening of early pyramids is good news for Egypt Tourism

Reopening of early pyramids is good news for Egypt Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 14, 2019 02:48 0

Egypt Tourism has good news. Two of its earliest pyramids located 40 km south of Cairo are scheduled to re-open for the first time since ... Read More

President Trump idea of a free press is legislation and social media minus Twitter and Facebook

President Trump idea of a free press is legislation and social media minus Twitter and Facebook

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2019 23:57 0

The U.S. President threatened legislation if Silicon Valley doesn’t change its ways to change the influence of media in the United States. “I am directing ... Read More

Jamaica Tourism Marketing Executive Marie Deeble Walker passed at age 58

Jamaica Tourism Marketing Executive Marie Deeble Walker passed at age 58

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2019 23:17 0

Jamaica tourism minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has expressed deep regret at the passing of former Jamaica Tourist Board marketing executive, Marie Deeble Walker. ... Read More

26 killed, over 30 wounded in Somali hotel terror attack

26 killed, over 30 wounded in Somali hotel terror attack

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 13, 2019 15:36 0

Somali authorities say they have stopped an attack claimed by jihadist group Al-Shabaab on popular hotel in the Somalia's port of Kismayo, but prominent public ... Read More

Jamaica: Linkages increasing opportunities for Small Tourism Suppliers

Jamaica: Linkages increasing opportunities for Small Tourism Suppliers

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019 23:15 0

A new marketing gateway is being opened by way of the tourism linkages strategy, for the “the ordinary Jamaican” to benefit from dollar resources of ... Read More

Chaos in Paris: Illegal migrants storm famous tourist site, demand ‘papers’

Chaos in Paris: Illegal migrants storm famous tourist site, demand ‘papers’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019 22:30 0

Several hundred illegal migrants today stormed the Pantheon – a popular Paris tourist site and mausoleum, where the most renowned French national heroes, such as ... Read More

FAA issues Tropical Storm Barry update

FAA issues Tropical Storm Barry update

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 12, 2019 22:28 0

The Federal Aviation Administration is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry as it continues to move toward land. We are preparing facilities and equipment to withstand ... Read More

FRA sets new single-day record of over 240,000 passengers

FRA sets new single-day record of over 240,000 passengers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 12, 2019 05:20 0

In June 2019, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served almost 6.6 million passengers - an increase of 3.4 percent year-on-year. Aircraft movements climbed by 1.4 percent to ... Read More

The White House, Boeing, Qatar Airways, Iran Conspiracy explains why Trump loves the Amir of Qatar

The White House, Boeing, Qatar Airways, Iran Conspiracy explains why Trump loves the Amir of Qatar

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 11, 2019 09:37 0

In the presence of  U.S. President Donald Trump  and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar a signing ceremony ... Read More

Ukraine to turn Chernobyl’s ‘Exclusion Zone’ into tourist attraction

Ukraine to turn Chernobyl’s ‘Exclusion Zone’ into tourist attraction

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 11, 2019 00:55 0

New Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree, envisioning the “development” of the areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, radiating a joyous picture ... Read More

US Secretary of State congratulates the Republic of Kiribati

US Secretary of State congratulates the Republic of Kiribati

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 10, 2019 19:11 0

US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo today congratulated the people of the Republic of Kiribati on the 40th anniversary of their independence: On behalf ... Read More

Bartlett eyeing St. Mary for Sustainable Tourism Development in Jamaica

Bartlett eyeing St. Mary for Sustainable Tourism Development in Jamaica

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2019 10:01 0

The parish of St. Mary has been earmarked by Jamaica Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, as another potential area for sustainable tourism development under the ... Read More

Busan to Helsinki on Finnair

Busan to Helsinki on Finnair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2019 06:41 0

Korean beachside destination Busan will significantly expand its connectivity with the European business and leisure supply market next year with the March 2020 projected opening ... Read More

Israel tourists love Seychelles and Air Seychelles returns a Shalom

Israel tourists love Seychelles and Air Seychelles returns a Shalom

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 10, 2019 05:39 0

Air Seychelles has today announced the commencement of a new service linking the Seychelles and Israel’s largest metropolitan area, Tel Aviv effective 27 November 2019. ... Read More

Georgian tourism official: Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia

Georgian tourism official: Russians canceled 60% of hotel bookings in Georgia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 10, 2019 01:54 0

According to the founder and head of the Georgian Hotel and Restaurant Federation Shalva Alaverdashvili, the ban on direct air communication between Russia and Georgia ... Read More

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