-with files from The Canadian Press APTN NewsThe Assembly of First Nations is holding a national day of action Thursday in Ottawa to push the issue of First Nations child welfare.“The National Day of Action is a call to the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to immediately and fully implement the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) orders on First Nations child welfare and Jordan’s Principle,” a release sent out Wednesday said.The AFN’s event will take place on Parliament Hill and is the result of Resolution #40 from the AFN’s summer annual general assembly.No other events are taking place across the country according to the AFN.Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett and Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott are expected to attend and speak at the event.In an interview with The Canadian Press, Philpott said she is calling for a meeting early next year on Aboriginal child welfare, likening the current state of affairs to Canada’s residential school legacy that forcibly removed young people from their culture and families.Philpott, who sent a letter this week to provincial and territorial counterparts requesting their attendance at the meeting, said the rate at which Canada is apprehending Indigenous kids is among the highest in the world.“To me, this is arguably the most pressing priority of my new department,” Philpott said in an interview.There is no cohesive plan to examine how to get children back into Indigenous communities, she said, suggesting it is necessary to get everyone together who has a role to play, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit leaders, child and family services agencies and groups such as the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.The society’s executive director Cindy Blackstock, along with the Assembly of First Nations, has been engaged in a battle spanning more than a decade on the underfunding on child welfare services for First Nations children.Philpott said the government is working to comply with the tribunal findings but conceded Ottawa has a “huge responsibility” to tackle outstanding problems with Indigenous child welfare.She insisted, however, that Ottawa is working to turn the tide.“We know that the federal government needs to step up and be a real partner in this work,” Philpott said in the letter to the provinces and territories.“It is time that we do more and that we do it faster.”The minister has pointed out that while lots of work remains to be done, the government has approved more than 19,700 cases since 2016 under what’s known as Jordan’s principle _ a policy aimed at ensuring First Nations children can get services without getting caught in red tape.Philpott said she spoke last week with Sen. Murray Sinclair, who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s examination into Canada’s residential school legacy.He told her it’s no coincidence provinces with the highest rates of children in foster care generally are the same provinces that had the highest rates of residential schools.The need to address Indigenous child welfare issues topped the list of the TRC’s 94 calls to action.The AFN event on Parliament Hill will take place between 10 am e.t. and noon.National Chief Perry Bellegarde is scheduled to hold a news conference following the rally.Contact APTN National News here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington: India and the United States have asked Islamabad to “meaningfully address” the international community’s concerns on terrorism, including that emanating from across the border from Pakistan. The concern was raised in an statement by the Indian Embassy here after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and his American counterpart Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale held Foreign Office Consultations here at the State Department, nearly a month after the Pulwama terror attack. Also Read – Imran Khan arrives in China, to meet Prez Xi Jinping “Both sides called on Pakistan to meaningfully address the concerns of the international community on terrorism, including cross-border terrorism,” the statement said. Tensions between India and Pakistan flared up after a suicide bomber of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group killed 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. India has provided a dossier to Pakistan, detailing the role of JeM in the Pulwama terror attack. India has also said that Pakistan has failed to take any credible action against JeM and other terrorist organisations, which continue to operate with impunity from Pakistan. Also Read – US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang On Monday, Gokhale called on US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and they agreed that Pakistan must take “concerted action” to dismantle terrorist infrastructure and deny safe haven to all terror groups on its soil. Gokhale and Hale also reaffirming their commitment to the Indo-US Strategic Partnership and they reviewed the progress made since the first Ministerial 2+2 meeting held last September and discussed ways to further expand cooperation. While cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region formed an important part of their deliberations, they also discussed counterterrorism cooperation and a range of global and regional issues of mutual interest, including the current situation in Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela, the State Department said in a readout of the meeting. “They affirmed the vitality of the US-India strategic partnership and the importance of joint leadership to strengthen the rules-based order in the Indo-Pacific region,” the State Department said, amidst China increasingly flexing its muscles in the region. The Indo-Pacific is a biogeographic region, comprising the Indian Ocean and the western and central Pacific Ocean, including the South China Sea. Beijing asserts nearly all of the South China Sea as its territory, while Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam all claim parts. During the meeting, Gokhale and Hale affirmed their support for increased cooperation to include advancing initiatives undertaken as part of the 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue process. “Recognising that the US and India share complementary visions for the Indo-Pacific, they agreed to deepen cooperation toward their joint goals in the region, including in conjunction with other Indo-Pacific partners,” the State Department said. According to the Indian Embassy, Gokhale and Hale exchanged views on building convergence in the Indo-Pacific and agreed to work with each other and regional partners to promote inclusivity, stability, peace and prosperity in the region.
Geneva- Morocco stressed, on Tuesday in Geneva, the need for respecting human rights in the fight against terrorism.This came in an address by Morocco’s permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva, Ambassador Mohamed Aujjar who was speaking at a panel in the UN Human Rights Council on the protection of human rights in the fight against terrorism.The panel was held following the adoption of the Council’s resolution 28/17 at its March session at the initiative of Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Algeria. Aujjar made it clear that states should ensure the security of their citizens as well as the respect of international law, especially in the field of human rights.Aujjar also shed light on the adoption of the 2011 constitution in Morocco, which mirrors steadfast commitment to universally recognized human rights.The recent bloody events targeting Ndjamena, Sousse in Tunisia and Kuwait city as well as Isere in France show the heinous reality of terrorism.In this regards, Aujjar reiterated strong condemnation of all terrorist acts including the funding of terrorism.The meeting was also an occasion to highlight the Moroccan counter terrorism strategy that couples security measures along with human development and the promotion of a moderate Islam.One of the salient aspects of Morocco’s strategy, he said, is the training of religious scholars at the Mohammed VI institute for the training of Imams, which has been attracting students from around the globe.The institute currently offers training to 770 students of whom 500 are from Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe and Asia. At the end of their training, these future imams will return to their countries to ensure the religious supervision of their communities in line with the tolerant precepts of Islam.Aujjar concluded his address by asserting that countering terrorism and protecting human rights hinges on the promotion of human rights in the educational system and the promotion of the values of tolerance among the youth.
VANCOUVER — Goldcorp says its president and chief executive Chuck Jeannes will retire in the spring and David Garofalo, who is currently the president and CEO of HudBay Minerals Inc., will take over his role.The gold miner said Jeannes will step down following the company’s annual general meeting in April.Jeannes has been at the helm of the company since 2007, and has worked for Goldcorp and its predecessor company Glamis Gold for nearly 17 years.“It has been a tremendous honour to lead Goldcorp over the last seven years as it has matured into one of the world’s leading gold mining companies,” Jeannes said in a statement Friday.“I have had the privilege of working with an exceptional group of leaders as we built the foundations for long-lasting success at Goldcorp, including two key new mines that will drive strong, low-cost production for many years. I have tremendous respect for David and look forward to working with him, the board and the management team over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition.”The Canadian PressGoldcorp Inc stops operations at Northern Ontario mine to investigate fatal worker accidentDoes Goldcorp Inc have some M&A in the works?
___Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fearsAmerica’s fast-growing web of doorbell cameras is being fueled in part by the support of cities and police departments. They see the cameras as a tech ally in the never-ending fight against crime. But some privacy advocates worry that the program is being driven by overblown fears of crime and contributes to a surveillance society.___Deepfake videos pose a threat, but ‘dumbfakes’ may be worseSophisticated phoney videos called deepfakes have attracted plenty of attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem may be “dumbfakes,” simpler and more easily unmasked bogus videos that are easy to produce. Dumbfake video can still be effective in swaying opinion, experts say. So far, social media services are divided on how to handle them.___Corvette goes mid-engine for first time to raise performanceWARREN, Mich. (AP) — When you first lay eyes on the new 2020 Corvette, a modern version of the classic American sports car isn’t the first thing that pops into your head. Instead, you think Lamborghini, Lotus, McLaren. For the first time in its 66-year history, the Corvette engine will move from the front to just behind the driver. It dramatically changes the look of the car, but engineers say it will perform far better on the track and freeway. GM President Mark Reuss said the C8 will start below $60,000.___Appeals court upholds Trump move to drop mine pollution ruleBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A US appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution cleanups. The ruling Friday came after the administration was sued by environmental groups for dropping an Obama-era proposal that would have required the companies to prove they have resources to clean up pollution. The mining industry has a legacy of companies abandoning polluted sites.___Instagram expands hiding ‘likes’ to make you happierSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Instagram is expanding a test to hide how many “likes” people’s posts receive as it tries to combat criticism that such counts hurt mental health and make people feel bad when comparing themselves to others. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has been running the test in Canada since May. It has been expanded to Ireland, Italy, Japan, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand, but not the United States yet.___Labour nominee Scalia has long record of opposing regulationsWASHINGTON (AP) — Eugene Scalia has a decades-long record of challenging Labor Department and other federal regulations, as well as a famous last name. The combination proved irresistible to President Donald Trump.___Penney: We haven’t hired advisers for in-court restructuringNEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney says it hasn’t hired any advisers to prepare for an in-court restructuring or bankruptcy. The company’s statement Friday came after investors were rattled by a report saying the company was hiring experts to help restructure its debt. Reuters reported Thursday that Penney has held discussions with lawyers and investment bankers who work with struggling companies on debt restructurings. It cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. Penney’s shares fell nearly 17% Friday.___American Express 2Q profits rise 9%, beating expectationsNEW YORK (AP) — American Express posted a 9% gain in second-quarter profits on Friday, helped by more of its cardmembers carrying a credit card balance and increased spending on its namesake cards. The New York company said it earned a profit of $1.76 billion, or $2.07 a share. That’s up from earnings of $1.62 billion, or $1.84 a share, in the same period a year earlier. Analysts were looking for AmEx to earn $2.03 a share, according to FactSet.___Lebanese losing faith as politicians fumble over economyBEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese TV stations have been blanketed for days with live coverage as lawmakers heatedly debated a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the country’s flailing economy. Outside parliament, protesters and critics denounced the budget’s focus on tax hikes and wage cuts. In general, the Lebanese say they have little faith that their political elite, viewed as corrupt and steeped in personal rivalries, can tackle the country’s economic crisis.___Reined-in rate-cut expectations, Iran tensions hit S&P 500NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks pulled further back from their records on Friday to cap the weakest week for the S&P 500 since May. Indexes sloshed between small gains and losses for much of the day before turning lower in the afternoon after Iran said it seized a British oil tanker, the latest escalation of tensions between Tehran and the West. Reined-in expectations for how deeply the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates at its next meeting also weighed on stocks.___The S&P 500 fell 18.50 points, or 0.6%, to 2,976.61. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 68.77, or 0.3%, to 27,154.20, and the Nasdaq composite lost 60.75, or 0.7%, to 8,146.49. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks fell 7.73 points, or 0.5%, to 1,547.90.The Associated Press
A FIERCE STORM has delayed the start of a daring bid to raise upright the Costa Concordia cruise ship which capsized off the coast of Italy in 2012.Italy’s Civil Protection chief Franco Gabrielli said the storm, which hit Giglio Island early this morning hadn’t been forecast. The storm delayed the positioning close to the shipwreck of a barge carrying a remote control room where engineers will work using pulleys and counterweights to delicately nudge the Concordia free from its rocky seabed perch outside the harbor.(Engineers will begin raising the stricken ship this morning after a storm delayed plans. Pics: (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Flotation tanks will be attached to the side that is currently under water like the ones already welded to its exposed side. The tanks will then be emptied of water to act as flotation devices before the ship is towed away to be scrapped in a port that is yet to be determined.The Concordia crashed into a reef in January 2012, killing 32 people. The raising operation was planned to start again at 8 a.m. local time.Read: Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster >Read: Here’s how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed >PHOTOS: One year later, Costa Concordia still not removed from scene of disaster >
Microsoft is betting big on SkyDrive with Windows 8 and Windows Phone. And since the company is pushing hard to get users uploading their treasured photos, important documents, and other files to the Azure-powered cloud storage service they’ve decided to add a safety net. Your SkyDrive will now feature its own Recycle Bin.It’s a very important addition for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it gives SkyDrive users a way to quickly undo an accidental click that would have otherwise permanently deleted a file. Going forward, SkyDrive will handle things just like Windows does by default. Those files will sit in the Recycle Bin until it’s time to empty the digital waste.Items in the Bin won’t count against your storage limit, but they are connected in one very important way. If the Bin’s contents exceed 10% of your total storage, the oldest items will be removed to make way for newer deletions. Files will stay there for a minimum of three days, but nothing is permanently deleted until 30 days have passed.Initially, the Recycle Bin will only appear in the SkyDrive web app, but Microsoft says that it’ll be finding its way to “other SkyDrive experiences” in the near future. It’s safe to assume that means both the Android and iOS apps will gain access, as will those for Microsoft’s own platforms — including Windows and Windows Phone.If you’ve got the SkyDrive desktop app installed already, you’ve sort of had this functionality all along — except deleted items are sent to your desktop Recycle Bin. We’ll have to wait for the app to be updated to see if those files pop up in SkyDrive’s cloud-based counterpart, too.More at the Windows Team Blog
Parineeti chopraVarinder ChawlaParineeti Chopra was recently spotted coming out of a salon. While shutterbugs were waiting outside to click her, the actress for some unknown reasons, was seen hiding her face.Wearing a black transparent top with trousers, Parineeti was seen in a hurry to enter her car, and escape the lens as soon as possible. A video has come out that shows her first rushing back into the salon as soon as she spotted paparazzi waiting outside.She then comes out, but quickly enters her car, and is seen desperately trying to hide her face with her hair and hands. The video is out on Instagram, and people are wondering what made her hide her face so desperately.While some suggested that the actress wanted to avoid being clicked as she was without make-up, some others thought there is something fishy about it. Nonetheless, it is only Parineeti who knows the reason behind her act.On the work front, she was recently seen in Kesari alongside Akshay Kumar. Although she had a small role in the film, the actress was glad to be a part of such a big project. Parineeti has a number of upcoming films in her kitty including Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Jabariya Jodi and Saina Nehwal biopic.Watch the video below:
Shahid Kapoor in Kabir SinghTwitterShahid Kapoor has finally responded to the backlash that his movie Kabir Singh has been getting. Although his movie is having a superb run at the box office, the film is being highly criticised by a section of people, who found it misogynistic.Kabir Singh has left the nation divided. While a lot of people have been going gaga over Shahid’s performance in the film, many others have been slamming him for picking up such a “misogynistic” character.However, Shahid said that he is not affected by such criticisms as he is focused on the “larger picture”. The versatile actor said that he has been in the industry for about 15 years, and such comments do not bother him anymore.”I don’t look at my filmography or my work as an actor anymore as individual performance. I have grown over that,” he told Bollywood Hungama.The actor further said that he is more concerned about the wider picture, and backed his argument by saying that people started to talk about his performance in Jab We Met only after he did dark movies like Haider and Udta Punjab.”When you come in the beginning you are affected by people’s comments on your every performance. I have been doing this for 15-16 years now. I have done about 30 films. For me now it is to put back a body of work behind so that when people see that, they see a variety of work. The larger picture is important. Am not affected by ek mahine, do mahine ke liye jo comments aate hai that is not important,” he told the entertainment portal.Meanwhile, Kabir Singh has crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the Indian box office in just five days of its release. The film shows no sign of slowing down at the commercial circuits and has already emerged as Shahid’s biggest hit.
Profile of George Weah who won the Liberian election. AFPFormer star footballer George Weah was named winner of Liberia’s presidential election on Thursday, easily beating his challenger in the country’s first democratic transfer of power in seven decades scarred by civil wars, political assassinations and an Ebola crisis.With almost all ballots counted, National Election Commission president Jerome Korkoya said final results would be released on Friday, but Weah wasted no time in acknowledging his win.“My fellow Liberians, I deeply feel the emotion of all the nation. I measure the importance and the responsibility of the immense task which I embrace today. Change is on,” he posted on Twitter.Hundreds of his supporters took to the streets of Monrovia, singing, dancing and embracing each other as news of his victory spread.“I’ve never been so happy in all my life. We were in opposition for 12 years. We’re going to make history, like the children of South Africa did. I’m so excited,” said Josephine Davies, vice president of the youth wing of Weah’s Congress for Democratic Change.“We’ve waited 12 years, now power is going to the people.”Weah, 51, is set to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who took over in 2006 at the helm of the west African state founded for freed slaves.The NEC said Weah won 61.5 per cent of Tuesday’s run-off vote, which was delayed several weeks after a legal challenge from his opponent, vice president Joseph Boakai, following October’s first round.The NEC said that with 98.1 per cent of all votes counted, Boakai had only secured 38.5 per cent support.Ahead of Thursday’s result announcement, armed and helmeted police deployed outside the poll body’s headquarters as Weah supporters gathered and began rejoicing.“The Liberian people clearly made their choice… and all together we are very confident in the result of the electoral process,” tweeted Weah before the official results were announced.Sirleaf’s office said it had set up a team “for the proper management and orderly transfer of executive power from one democratically elected president to another”, adding that it included several ministers.Tumultuous historyThe tumultuous events of the past 70 years in Liberia, where an estimated 250,000 people died during back-to-back civil wars between 1989-2003, have prevented a democratic handover from taking place since 1944.Sirleaf’s predecessor Charles Taylor fled the country in 2003, hoping to avoid prosecution for funding rebel groups in neighbouring Sierra Leone. Two presidents who served prior to Taylor were assassinated.The UN and regional bloc ECOWAS hailed the peaceful nature of the vote, with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praising “the government, political parties and the people of Liberia for the orderly poll”, which the EU said “generally respected constitutional rules”.The election passed without major incident despite weeks of delays caused by legal challenges and many said they were looking forward to a peaceful handover after 12 years under Sirleaf.The Sirleaf administration, elected in 2005, guided the nation out of the ruins of war and through the horrors of the 2014-16 Ebola crisis, but is accused of failing to combat poverty and corruption.Weah, the only African ever to have won FIFA’s World Player of the Year and the coveted Ballon D’Or football award, missed out on the presidency in a 2005 bid.He was similarly frustrated when he ran for vice-president in 2011, but his CDC party repeatedly urged its young and exuberant supporters to keep calm.The run-off was delayed for seven weeks due to legal challenges lodged by Boakai’s Unity Party against the electoral commission over the conduct of the first round, but many of the complaints appeared to have been addressed in the second round.
The reported location of the jackknifed lorry (Image: Inrix/Google) In other Staffordshire Moorlands travel news this morning the A53 remains closed between Leek and Buxton due to snow. The A537 Cat and Fiddle and the A54 between Buxton and Bosley are also both closed due to snow, according to the latest updates from Cheshire East Council – with a Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for ice in force across the region until 10am this morning. Read MorePregnant mum-of-five, 28, banned from keeping animals after four emaciated puppies and dog rescued from home In Stoke-on-Trent there is an accident on Colclough Lane at Mobberley Road in Goldenhill, leading to slow traffic in the north of the city this morning. For live updates on all the latest travel news throughout the area visit our live news service here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: This accident has now cleared A Staffordshire Moorlands road is partially blocked after a lorry jackknifed this morning. The A52 is blocked after the vehicle jackknifed near the junction with Main Road in Cauldon. Traffic data company INRIX reports there is heavy traffic in the area around The Cross pub – with the vehicle jackknifing at around 7.45am today. This is affecting traffic travelling between Stoke-on-Trent and Ashbourne.
Indigenous artist and activist Beau Dick is shown in the new documentary “Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick,” in this undated handout photo. To some, the late Indigenous artist and activist Beau Dick was “almost Christ-like.” Such is the descriptor offered in the new documentary “Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick,” which shows the Kwakwaka’wakw hereditary chief with the long, grey hair and flowing silver beard leading a group of protesters from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental issues. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO ‘Maker of Monsters’ doc profiles Indigenous art ‘treasure’ Beau Dick TORONTO – To some, the late Indigenous artist and activist Beau Dick was “almost Christ-like.”Such is the descriptor offered in the new documentary “Maker of Monsters: The Extraordinary Life of Beau Dick,” which shows the Kwakwaka’wakw hereditary chief with the long, grey hair and flowing silver beard leading a group of protesters from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to advocate for Indigenous rights and environmental issues.The Alert Bay, B.C., native, who died a year ago, was also a generous mentor and staged traditional copper-breaking ceremonies at legislatures to shame the government over its relationship with its Indigenous communities.His renowned masks have sold in international galleries for tens of thousands of dollars and have increased “exponentially” in value over the past year as the world catches on to his great legacy, say Natalie Boll and LaTiesha Ti’si’tla Fazakas, directors of the doc that screens Thursday and April 1 in Cineplex Odeon theatres in 11 Canadian cities.“I’d known Beau since 2000 and I immediately thought there was something special about him,” says Fazakas, who owns her own gallery in Vancouver and is a leading expert in Northwest Coast art.“But it seemed to me that he really lacked a champion. I was like … ‘More and more people need to meet Beau, because I feel like we have this treasure here and I don’t think we all know it and we should.’”The directors started working on the doc in 2012 after Fazakas invited Boll to her home to view one of Dick’s striking wooden masks in a bid to convince her to make the film with her.Dick’s works are known for evoking a strong reaction in viewers and that’s what happened to Boll when she walked down Fazakas’s hallway and saw the large piece depicting a mythic being known as a Wild Woman of the Woods.“I was emotional and it was very real and alive,” says Boll, who is a director of Athene Films in Vancouver.“I’d just never had that kind of connection with art in that way.”The two finished the film just a few months before Dick died on March 27, 2017 at age 61 from complications of a stroke.They captured the soft-spoken, self-professed workaholic in his workshop, at traditional potlatch ceremonies that were once banned in Canada, and on his activism journeys.“For me, coming from not an art background per se in the art world, meeting Beau for the first time was a very inspiring experience on a human level,” says Boll.“He had this amazing artistic ability and also an ability to connect to people in a different way and really mentor and inspire people.”The filmmakers say Dick liked to live his life off the grid and had a strong sense of humour and determination, even through addiction issues.They say Dick was also extremely generous, often giving money from sales of his masks to other artists and community members, and putting the spotlight on voices who need to be heard.“I don’t think Beau ever had more than a couple of bucks in his pocket because he constantly gave his money away,” says Fazakas.“He saw it as his chiefly duty to take care of others.”Interviewees in the doc include environmentalist David Suzuki and Dick’s daughters.The film touches on Indigenous history in Canada and how Dick’s masks are an important learning tool in an era of truth and reconciliation.After a hit feature of Dick’s masks at last year’s esteemed Documenta exhibition in Athens, the filmmakers foresee “a fundamental shift” in interest in Indigenous art like his.“The mask carver that has been in the past kind of relegated to a niche of their own and relegated to the tourist market is now being taken seriously within the dialogue of the international art scene and not asked to compromise,” says Fazakas.“So I think it’s groundbreaking, really.” by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Mar 28, 2018 6:03 am PDT Last Updated Mar 28, 2018 at 6:41 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
The island’s economy has entered a new, promising period and the hardship suffered in previous years is history, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said on Friday, addressing over 150 foreign entrepreneurs and investors in Limassol.Speaking at the 4th International Investors Summit organised by Invest Cyprus, Georgiades said the difficulties between 2009 and 2014 were “a story of the past” and today the island has one of the fastest growing economies in the EU, having added almost 19 per cent to its GDP since then.“We have covered the lost ground and expect the growth rate to remain over 3 per cent annually for at least the next three years,” he said.He warned however, that Cyprus must maintain its fiscal performance “because public debt is admittedly high, as a result of rescuing the banking system and the excessive deficits of the past.”The minister said all key sectors of the economy like tourism, shipping, real estate, and services, were performing well but its productive basis was gradually moving to new areas including higher education, research and innovation, natural gas, renewable energy sources, and investment fund management.“It is the job of the government to establish conditions of stability and confidence so as to create a business-friendly environment, allowing the economy’s productive forces, essentially the private sector, to do its job. This is what makes economic growth viable.”During panel discussions, representatives from audit, law firms, and banks, as well as government officials, analysed Cyprus’ advantages as a business centre and as a hub for the investment fund sector.The director general of Invest Cyprus, George Campanellas underlined that the island’s economy is based on a diverse model, which boosts well-established sectors, while promoting the development of new promising ones.In his presentation, Campanellas specifically referred to information and communications technology saying: “Cyprus is an ideal choice for a business base for the ICT and software development sector, since it offers access to the EU and other emerging markets, it has an attractive tax framework, a talented human capital as well as a good quality of life and low operating costs for businesses.”You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake insurance that fits your future plansCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Three arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoRape suspects look set to go through police line-upUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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