Tag: corruption

Airbus reaches agreement with French, UK and US corruption investigations

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020 15:19

Airbus confirms that it has reached agreement in principle with the French Parquet National Financier, the U.K. Serious Fraud Office and the U.S. authorities. These agreements are made in the ... Read More

$169 million stolen during Russia’s first civilian spaceport construction

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 12, 2019 01:10

Commenting on a statement by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who said on Monday that dozens of criminal cases and criminal convictions had failed to "put things in order" at the ... Read More

African Tourism Board VP echoes South African President: It’s time for Africa to unite!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 27, 2019 00:26

Africa Day united 40 heads of State on Saturday in Pretoria when attending the inauguration of the South African President, Mr. Cyral Ramaposa  "It's time for Africa to unite", the ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that South Africa endured one of ... Read More

SaferTourism.com: How dangerous is travel according to Dr. Peter Tarlow

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 3, 2019 20:38

The recently concluded 26th International Tourism Security Conference in Las Vegas celebrated over a quarter Century of Tourism Safety and Security. Dr. Peter Tarlow of SaferTourism.com  had a major part ... Read More

Ugandan judge okays destruction of natural forest for sugarcane plantation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 16:10

In December of last year, Judge Albert Rugadya Atwooki stepped down from the case between Natinal Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Omukama of Bunyoro Kingdom, Mr Solomon Iguru Gafabusa, regarding ... Read More

Gambling is big business in tourism

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- March 26, 2019 02:22

The gambling industry, which happens to be a really big one worldwide, is one of the most popular in terms of tourism. That’s why casino tourism is such a big ... Read More

Uganda travel and trafficking

editor editor- March 23, 2019 19:00

Sub-Saharan Africa has enormous tourism potential: leopards lounging in acacia trees, elephant herds drifting across vast savannah plains, gorillas and chimps rioting in deep forests, the earliest traces of human ... Read More

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer arrested

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019 17:17

Brazil’s former president Michel Temer has been arrested as part of a sweeping anti-corruption probe, media reports say. Temer took the office in 2016 after the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff ... Read More

‘Unnecessary and potentially damaging’: TSA union opposes Atlanta Airport legislation

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 9, 2019 00:20

Yesterday, over the opposition of the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta community groups, and the nation's largest federal employee union, the Georgia State Senate voted to pass SB 131 – the ... Read More

Travel to Zimbabwe: U.S. White House issues statement on national emergency

editor editor- March 6, 2019 01:14

It appears after Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was removed by a coup, there are some who actually wish the old regime was back and the country was back to what ... Read More

Why does the European Union Parliament condemn Zimbabwe again?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 14, 2019 23:36

The European Union yesterday renewed sanctions against Zimbabwe after condemning the chaotic situation of human right abuses in that Southern African country. Here is what the joint resolution by the ... Read More

World Animal Protection: Traffickers exploit Turkish Airlines in illegal wildlife trade

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 19:25

An investigation by World Animal Protection reveals Turkish Airlines and Turkish Cargo are enabling the exotic pet trade, despite making commitments to tackle wildlife trafficking. The airline and its cargo ... Read More

Minister: South Africa wants more Chinese tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 4, 2019 17:25

South African Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom said that South Africa wants to attract more Chinese visitors and is striving to make their travel easier and more enjoyable. The Minister ... Read More

How citizens of Singapore can replace paper currency with these popular credit cards

editor editor- January 29, 2019 19:20

Currency is the lifeline of every country. It comes with various forms and utility. Let us take a look at the future of currency. The journey of paper currency started ... Read More

Heritage Foundation: Hong Kong is freest economy in the world

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 26, 2019 18:20

Hong Kong government welcomed the Heritage Foundation's high regard for Hong Kong as the world's freest economy for the 25th consecutive year. In this year's Index of Economic Freedom report, ... Read More

EU: ‘Golden visas’ bring corruption and money laundering in their wake

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 15:40

The European Union is set to urge member states on Wednesday to crack down on schemes to grant “golden visas” to foreign investors, warning they bring corruption and money laundering ... Read More

What’s the motive for attacking Kenya?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 17, 2019 08:09

Attacking the travel and tourism industry is the modus operandi by almost every terror group in the world. Tourism is a fragile industry and attacking the infrastructure of tourism can ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018 21:27

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law cases. Read More

EU urged to rethink funding for corrupt Moldova

editor editor- March 14, 2013 07:34

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Concern has been voiced about EU funding to Moldova after the former Soviet state was recently branded "one of the most corrupt" countries in Europe. Read More

Bahrain’s Prime Minister calls for anti-corruption measures

editor editor- August 26, 2011 04:49

MANAMA, Bahrain - Bahrain's Prime Minister called for new measures to combat economic crime in an effort to fight corruption. Read More

UN: Thailand must fight human trafficking more effectivly

editor editor- August 23, 2011 02:41

Thailand must do more to effectively combat the rising rate in human trafficking and protect migrant workers who are increasingly vulnerable to forced and exploitative labour, a United Nations expert Read More

15 convicted in Cuban airline, tourism agency corruption scandal

editor editor- June 8, 2011 03:40

HAVANA, Cuba - A Cuban court has convicted 14 government officials and businessmen and a Chilean entrepreneur for corruption and bribery involving the state-owned airline and a tourism agency. Read More

Egypt’s former tourism minister sentenced to 5 years in prison

editor editor- May 11, 2011 07:26

Egypt’s former tourism minister was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for squandering public funds, the second member of deposed president Hosni Mubarak’s cabinet to be jailed for ... Read More

Too many countries continue to “torture,” UN laments

editor editor- June 28, 2010 06:31

(eTN) – The United Nations on Saturday, May 27, said too many countries are still practicing or tolerating "cruel, degrading and illegal" acts of torture. Read More

UN survey reveals too many businesses neglecting human rights and corruption

editor editor- June 15, 2010 07:25

LAS VEGAS (eTN) - A survey released on Monday, June 14, by the United Nations has revealed that corruption and human rights issues continue to be neglected by companies despite ... Read More

Dubai gets bailout from Abu Dhabi

editor editor- December 15, 2009 09:59

Dubai got a US$10 billion lifeline from oil-rich Abu Dhabi to save one of its prized companies from imminent default Monday, calming fears for now about the city-state's shaky finances, ... Read More

Former French tourism minister investigated in corruption case

editor editor- November 30, 2009 07:36

FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique — A French judge has filed preliminary corruption charges against former Tourism Minister Leon Bertrand and placed him in custody on the French Caribbean island of Martini Read More

Uganda hunts for “CHOGM thieves”

editor editor- November 4, 2009 07:56

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - While a group of members of parliament continues in their hunt for details of government expenditure for the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which ... Read More

Police and Anti-Corruption Board investigate corruptions of visa-on-arrival fees at Bali’s airport

editor editor- July 16, 2009 13:23

DenpPost reports that 44 immigration officials are now being examined by the Anti-Corruption Board (BPK) in connection with the suspected embezzlement of Rp. Read More

New executive board chairman wants to change Thai Airways ethics

editor editor- July 7, 2009 10:45

Is Wallop Bhukkanasut the right man for Thai Airways International (THAI)? Khun Wallop left the airline at the end of 2006 as executive vice president of Marketing and Sales to ... Read More

14 Algerian airports face closure threat

editor editor- April 28, 2009 12:08

Fourteen airports in Algeria are under threat of closure due to losses incurred from the global economic crisis. Read More

eTN Inbox: Nigeria’s corruption shame

editor editor- November 19, 2008 14:10

What a shame the varies factions in Nigeria remain incapable of ridding themselves of their prejudices - and to unite and promote their country. Read More

Corruption scandal rocks Dubai

editor editor- September 17, 2008 06:01

Corruption is supposedly unheard of in the state of Dubai. Read More

Branson’s Virgin Nigeria nightmare

editor editor- September 15, 2008 06:36

Reports have reached from acquaintances in Nigeria about the latest developments over Sir Richard Branson’s Nigerian aviation (mis)adventure. Read More