The Cruise Industry Pressured Caribbean Islands to Allow Tourists Onto Their Shores Despite Coronavirus Concerns

Sam Duncombe, head of the Bahamian environmental organization reEarth, looked on with concern Thursday as island authorities debated whether to allow passengers to disembark from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines’ Braemar, the latest ship hit by the novel coronavirus. Duncombe is a longtime critic of the cruise industry and has led the fight against Disney’s plan … Continue reading “The Cruise Industry Pressured Caribbean Islands to Allow Tourists Onto Their Shores Despite Coronavirus Concerns”

Bloomberg’s Investment Portfolio Includes Bets on Private Equity, Fracking

Little is known about Mike Bloomberg’s personal investments. The billionaire, former mayor of New York City, and now presidential candidate has attracted speculation about the sources of his wealth. A trail of documents provides a partial view about his history of investments. The Intercept has identified a number of firms that have been backed by … Continue reading “Bloomberg’s Investment Portfolio Includes Bets on Private Equity, Fracking”

Sands China Assembles 40,000 Hygiene Kits for Clean the World

Dec 15, 2019 Picture:  -Around 350 volunteers from company and community groups create hygiene kits for people in need -Company’s 6th consecutive year of participation MACAO, Dec. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — A total of around 350 volunteers from Sands China Ltd. and local community groups worked together Friday at The Venetian® Macao to build 40,000 … Continue reading “Sands China Assembles 40,000 Hygiene Kits for Clean the World”

Sands China Honours Outstanding Suppliers at Seventh Annual Sands Supplier Excellence Awards

Dec 02, 2019 Picture:  MACAU, Dec. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sands China Ltd. recognised some of its more exceptional suppliers at the 2019 Sands Supplier Excellence Awards Friday at The Venetian® Macao. The annual event is a global initiative of Sands China’s parent company, Las Vegas Sands Corp., and acknowledges the cooperation and services of … Continue reading “Sands China Honours Outstanding Suppliers at Seventh Annual Sands Supplier Excellence Awards”

How Jho Low, Wanted For History’s Biggest Heist, Parked His Money at an Obscure, Kuwaiti-Owned Bank

As Jho Low was becoming the public face of an embattled Malaysian sovereign wealth fund known as 1MDB, the financier made friends in high places. He dined with Leonardo di Caprio, bought diamonds for supermodel Miranda Kerr, and even financed the film production company that made the “Wolf of Wall Street.” He went into business … Continue reading “How Jho Low, Wanted For History’s Biggest Heist, Parked His Money at an Obscure, Kuwaiti-Owned Bank”

Wall Street is Killing Local Newspapers

Though lacking the size and prestige of The New York Times or The Washington Post, The Storm Lake Times is arguably just as important. Two years ago, the small, bi-weekly Iowa paper (circulation: 3,000) won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for taking on agricultural water pollution in the state. If it weren’t for vibrant local papers, … Continue reading “Wall Street is Killing Local Newspapers”

Switzerland finally auctions Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president

London, Sep 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An auction house in Switzerland has begun the sale of 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president in a money-laundering probe Denis Balibouse, Reuters | A Ferrari LaFerrari (2015) and a Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe (2010), luxury cars … Continue reading “Switzerland finally auctions Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president”

Gurgaon based automobile classified platform CarDekho has raised Rs 132.95 crore($19.3Mn) as part of Series C funding led by SC GG India Mobility Holdings LLC

  Ratan Tata-backed automobile classified platform CarDekho has raised an investment of Rs 132.95 crore as part of its Series C round led by Cayman Islands-based SC GG India Mobility Holdings LLC with participation from Hillhouse and Kreatif Media Karya. CarDekho is the flagship site of Jaipur-based GirnarSoft, along with its other group sites like … Continue reading “Gurgaon based automobile classified platform CarDekho has raised Rs 132.95 crore($19.3Mn) as part of Series C funding led by SC GG India Mobility Holdings LLC”