Tag: democracy

Hong Kong government forced to shelf China extradition bill amid huge street protests

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 15, 2019 16:10

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s pro-Beijing leader, has announced that her government is suspending the plans to introduce a controversial extradition bill, caving to popular opposition that saw mass street protests ... Read More

African Tourism Board and Africa Tourism Association join forces to support World to Africa’ Tourism Conference in Johannesburg

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 13, 2019 22:24

New York-based African Tourism Association is getting ready for their World to Africa’ Tourism Conference. The event in Johannesburg is organized in partnership with South Africa Tourism. ATA's conference is ... Read More

Commonwealth of Virginia : Commemorate the 400th anniversary

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 10, 2019 19:17

Virginia's 2019 Commemoration, American Evolution invites local, national and international tourists to visit the Commonwealth of Virginia as we commemorate the 400th anniversary of pivotal events that took place in ... Read More

30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square massacre planned in front of LA Chinese Consulate

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 4, 2019 22:47

What is being called "a commemorative candlelight vigil" to remember the 30th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre will be held in front of the Los Angeles Chinese Consulate, 443 ... Read More

Safertourism.com: Love to all from St. Lucia

Dr. Peter E. Tarlow Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- May 16, 2019 08:46

Safe tourism is the goal of any well-established travel and tourism destination, and St. Lucia is a good example. Safertourism.com president Dr. Peter Tarlow is currently on the tropical island ... Read More

South Africa Day 2019 celebrations in Bangkok

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- April 30, 2019 22:14

A stunning South Africa National Day celebration took place in the Thai capital at the Siam Kempinski 5 star hotel. H.E. Mr. Geoffrey Quinton Mitchell Doidge - Photo © AJ ... Read More

New One Seychelles Party wants Alain St. Ange for President

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 28, 2019 17:58

The launch of the "One Seychelles" Political Party was held on Friday the 26th April and Alain St.Ange, the island's former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine was ... Read More

Hotel History: Asian American Hotel Owners Association 

Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com Stanley Turkel CMHS hotel-online.com- April 6, 2019 20:45

The Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) is a trade association that represents hotel owners. As of 2018, AAHOA has approximately 18,000 members who incredibly own about half the 50,000 ... Read More

UNESCO, African Union and Ethiopia Role Model on World Press Freedom?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 09:15

Ethiopian Airlines, has been chosen as the Official Carrier for the 2019 World Press Freedom Day Global Conference to be held in Addis Ababa from May 1-3, 2019. This conference ... Read More

Nepal Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari among dead: What happened?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 13:52

The Government of Nepal issued a statement on the crash of an Air Dynasty helicopter that killed Nepal Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Rabindra Adhikari  today together with 6 more, including the ... Read More

Malta attracts record-breaking 62,185 tourists from US and Canada in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 20, 2019 18:20

Statistics released by Malta’s National Statistics Office for inbound tourism for 2018 show that Malta’s popularity in the North American market is still trending. The Hon. Konrad Mizzi, Minister of ... Read More

Switzerland may cancel free-movement accord with EU as immigration rises

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 15, 2019 19:35

Immigration into Switzerland rose again last year, taking the foreign population further above 2 million. Statistics released on Friday showed net immigration of citizens from the EU and the European ... 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

Mass demonstration and chaos at U.S. airports in case of a government shutdown

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 12, 2019 08:10

"To all Americans: if there is anything this shutdown has taught us, it should be that labor rights matter. We must work together to improve rights for working Americans. Our ... Read More

Sierra Leone Tourism went all out at FITUR to attract Spanish visitors

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 27, 2019 09:21

With its palm-fringed beaches, breathtaking mountains, tropical rainforests, and vibrant culture, Sierra Leone is one of West Africa’s most seductive destinations. Sierra Leone is on a penetrative entry strategy for ... Read More

Happy 4th of July but not so happy in Guam, where America starts the day

editor editor- July 4, 2013 11:20

There are 180,000 proud Americans currently celebrating US Independence Day in Guam, USA. Read More

Tunisia’s Prime Minister promises democracy and end to discrimination

editor editor- January 28, 2012 06:45

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 27 January 2012 – Speaking to participants at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012, Tunisia’s new prime minister, Hammadi Jebali, promised that the country’s Read More

UN markas International Day of Peace

editor editor- September 16, 2011 04:38

The United Nations today marked the annual International Day of Peace with tributes to those working to build a better future as well as a call to people everywhere to ... Read More

UN: Arab nations need to ensure sustainable transaction to democracy

editor editor- May 31, 2011 02:22

The top United Nations human rights official today stressed the need to ensure that the "promising" first steps taken by some countries in the Middle East and North Africa in ... Read More

Democracy: At Myanmar’s doorsteps?

editor editor- February 24, 2009 10:02

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Monday said that an amnesty announced by the government of Myanmar, which reportedly includes some 23 political prisoners, as a “first step” toward Read More

Nepal eyes tourism boom in midst of peace and democracy

editor editor- November 12, 2008 04:12

KATHMANDU — With Nepal no longer in the grip of civil war and removed from travel warning lists, officials believe the impoverished Himalayan nation is set to benefit from a ... Read More

UN discusses democracy and reconciliation with Myanmar officials

editor editor- March 13, 2008 06:50

(eTN) Continuing his latest mission to promote democratization and national reconciliation in Myanmar, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser last week met with senior government ministers in Yangon. Read More

Burma’s junta promises democracy, but most are wary

editor editor- February 22, 2008 02:23

Pakokku, Burma - The elderly monk is nervous. He paces the room, leans over an old TV set and slips in a "Tom and Jerry" DVD, raising the volume to ... Read More

US: Turning a blind eye to Pakistan’s dictator?

editor editor- December 28, 2007 11:51

(eTN) - Finding who is involved in yesterday’s murder of Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto may as well be called a game of connect the dots, albeit a very dangerous and obviously ... Read More