Reform of investment law and policy in the pipeline
Dar es Salaam. The government yesterday met representatives of the private sector to collect their views for the ongoing review of the country’s investment policy and legislation.Tanzania’s investment activities are guided by the country’s Investment Act of 1997, the National Investment Promotion Policy of 1996 and the Long-term Perspective Plan 2011/12–2025/26.Introduction of the legislative pieces resulted in the creation of the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) under which the country has witnessed a massive increase in both domestic direct investments (DDIs) and foreign direct investments (...
Daniel Prude's death prompts NY attorney general to change policy on police bodycam footage
NEW YORK — State Attorney General Letitia James on Sunday visited Rochester — site of the grim death of Daniel Prude while in police custody — to announce a new policy for releasing law enforcement officers’ body camera footage.The AG’s office will “proactively release footage to the public on our own” instead of following the previous status quo, under which local police departments had power over releasing such video, James said.“Up until now, the release of footage has been up to the discretion of local authorities, but this process has caused confusion, delays and has hampered transparency...
New York Daily News
Bataan to impose ‘no QR code, no entry’ policy
Bataan to impose ‘no QR code, no entry’ policyRaymund Catindig,Ric Sapnu(The Philippine Star) – September 20, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Starting Oct. 1, only those with quick response or QR code will be allowed to enter Bataan.Gov. Albert Garcia said the provincial inter-agency task force has passed a resolution on the use of the QR code to prevent a surge of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases in the province.“This is to monitor those entering the province and maintain the safety not only of authorized persons outside residence, returning overseas Filipino workers and locally...
Officer's pepper-spraying of child at Seattle protest didn't violate policy, review finds
SEATTLE — These were among the first five completed investigations released by the Police Department’s civilian-run Office of Police Accountability, which has fielded more than 19,000 complaints in the months since widespread protests, mostly nonviolent, erupted in the aftermath of Floyd’s May 25 death.OPA Director Andrew Myerberg said he’s prepared to shoulder any fallout from his decision on the incident involving the child, a 7-year-old boy who was with his father protesting downtown on May 30. But he concluded that the evidence — including body-camera video from several officers and civili...
The Seattle Times
Armenia’s provocation, policy of aggression highlighted at UN
By Akbar MammadovAzerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Bahramov’s letter about Armenia’s inflammatory rhetoric and its illegal activities in Azerbaijan’s occupied territories, addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on August 31, has been disseminated as UN General Assembly and Security Council documents, the Foreign Ministry reported on September 18.In the letter, the foreign minister drew attention to Armenian authorities’ belligerent statements, Yerevan’s military provocation on the border, the illegal settlement of Lebanese Armenians in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh and other provocat...
Video: HK official on the policy of oath-taking by HK civil servants
chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-09-18 06:30Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Hong Kong secretary for the civil service, told China Daily on Thursday that a policy requiring new civil servants to take an oath of allegiance to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will be introduced in early October.Nip said it has always been the duty of Hong Kong civil servants to uphold the Basic Law and promise their allegiance to the SAR.© Copyright 2020 China Daily Information Company. All Rights Reserved.Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Nine EU parliamentarians and experts call for change in ‘one China’ policy, urging support for Taiwan democracy
A coalition of nine EU experts and deputies have called for the bloc to revisit its policy towards the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, urging it to revise its “one China” policy and support Taiwanese democracy.In an op-ed in France’s Le Monde and the German paper Handelsblatt on Monday, the group said that Europe can no longer continue preserving the status quo: “For decades, Europe has sought to maintain a balance between the principle of self-determination, the peaceful resolution of disputes between Beijing and Taipei, and Beijing’s ‘one China’ policy.”According to the coalition, the...
Hong Kong Free Press
‘No appointment, no entry’ policy adopted in POEA
‘No appointment, no entry’ policy adopted in POEAMayen Jaymalin(The Philippine Star) – September 16, 2020 – 12:00amMANILA, Philippines — Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other clients are now required to set an appointment to enter Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) offices.In a recent memorandum circular, the POEA announced the adoption of a “no appointment, no entry” policy amid the continuing threat of COVID-19 in workplaces.POEA chief Bernard Olalia said the new policy covers all clients of the agency, including foreign citizens who are intending to visit POEA offices...
Suga to maintain Japan's China policy: Global Times editorial
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga reacts after being elected as new head of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party at the party's leadership election in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: AFPAs anticipated, Yoshihide Suga won the election for the leadership of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Monday afternoon. He defeated Fumio Kishida and Shigeru Ishiba by a landslide victory. Since the LDP is Japan's ruling party, it means Suga will be Japan's new prime minister in two days, succeeding Shinzo Abe.The 71-year-old Suga has served as Abe's chief cabinet secretary for nearly eight ye...
URGENT: Suga pledges to continue Abe's policy at time of "national crisis"
Yoshihide Suga, elected on Monday as the successor to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe by Japan's ruling party, said he will carry on Abe's policy amid the coronavirus pandemic."As the coronavirus has been spreading, it is a national crisis," Suga said after winning a landslide victory in the Liberal Democratic Party's leadership election. "We must inherit and promote the efforts that Prime Minister Abe has made so that people can overcome the crisis and live a safe and stable life."Suga also said he will proceed with government reforms and deregulation in Japan. "I'll create a Cabinet that works for...