In response to COVID-19 severely damaging the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries, the World Bank Group has deployed more than $ 157 billion to address the health, economic and social impacts of pandemic in the past 15 months (April 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021). This is the largest response …

Kemsa is seen as a “cash cow” for politically correct and well-connected bidders. How do you plan to dismantle these cartels and restore the reputation of your institution? Oloo Oyuga, Kisumu The era of a Kemsa seen as a cash cow is now over. With the adoption of revised operating procedures and information technology-based processes …

Masonic temple, 1905, from an old postcard. RICHARD I. GIBSON Freemasonry probably began as a guild of craftsmen for stonemasons in 13th-century Europe, but when the Grand Lodge of England was established in 1717 it grew from workers’ organizations to an organization fraternal more religious and somewhat secret imbued with ritual. Lodges were established in …

The government is expected to incur spending of around 16 million euros due to a two-year extension of the liquidation deadline of the former Anglo Irish Bank. The failed bank, renamed Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) in 2011, has been in liquidation since February 2013. The two-year extension of the liquidation period means the process …

Trip Jul 18, 2021 1:00 AM4 minutes to read There are many ways to save money on your next family vacation. Photo: Getty Images Too late to go on school holidays? Here’s how to plan ahead and save money on your next family vacation. What’s the best way to save money on vacation? Is it: …

Fueled by large sums of drug money, large cartels took control of large swathes of Mexico and, for more than a decade, challenged the rule of law and the state. Systemic theft of crude oil and related products, including the theft of gasoline, has long plagued the Mexican oil and gas industry. It is estimated …

Stablecoins, digital currencies pegged to national currencies like the US dollar, are increasingly seen as a potential risk not only for crypto markets, but also for capital markets. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is scheduled for Monday hold a meeting of the president’s financial markets task force to discuss stablecoins, the Treasury Department said on Friday. …

UPDATE AND CORRECTION 4:39 PM: The Tamarack fire did not start on Friday as previously reported, but was caused by lightning on July 4 and intensified on Friday due to high winds. According to Inciweb, the current information is as follows: The 6,600 acre Tamarack fire burned actively overnight and consumed 6,600 acres. The fire …

Mexican authorities ad that they overturned the acquittal of former Sinaloa cartel leader Hector Luis Palma Salazar, who led the union alongside his childhood friend Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from the late 1980s until upon his arrest in 1995. The April acquittal was seen as a national embarrassment for Mexico. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)Meanwhile, Palma, also …

By Assunta NgNORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Recently I asked a supermarket cashier if she was wrong about a lemon I had bought. “No, it’s 59 cents,” she said. A few months ago, I bought three small lemons for $ 1. Now a small lemon costs 59 cents. That’s a 78% increase! I usually don’t look at …