Gambia signs $68 million World Bank grant to revive tourism

Gambia signs $68 million World Bank grant to revive tourism

A tourist takes a photograph of ruins on the Kunta Kinte island in the Gambia River, Jufureh near Albreda, on the north bank of Gambia July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Zohra BensemraRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comBANJUL, July 5 (Reuters) - Gambia and the World Bank signed a $68 million grant on Tuesday to revive the ocean-facing West African country's tourism sector, representatives of both parties announced at a ceremony.The grant is meant to support the diversification and climate resilience of tourism in Gambia, a country of around 2.
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Explore the Shore With Sail Alyosha and the OC Bay Hopper

Explore the Shore With Sail Alyosha and the OC Bay Hopper

AssateagueNewsThings to Do in Ocean CityTransportationWest Ocean City Are you looking for a new view of Ocean City and a memorable experience that promises to shake up your vacation? For those seeking a new adventure for their resort vacation highlighting the magnificent ambiance of the Eastern Shore, this is for you. A trip on Sail Alyosha or the OC Bay Hopper will thrill visitors of all ages. From the 50 foot catamaran Alyosha to the 27 foot Carolina skiff bay hopper, the boats are ready to set sail and entertain people on a variety of excursions.
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Healthy Planet Needs “Ocean Action” From Asian and Pacific Nations

Healthy Planet Needs “Ocean Action” From Asian and Pacific Nations

Pixabay file image Published Jun 27, 2022 12:05 AM by Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana As the Second Global Ocean Conference opens today in Lisbon, governments in Asia and the Pacific must seize the opportunity to enhance cooperation and solidarity to address a host of challenges that endanger what is a lifeline for millions of people in the region. If done right ocean action will also be climate action but this will require working in concert on a few fronts. First, we must invest in and support science and technology to produce key solutions.
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UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement

UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreement

The United Nations is holding a conference it is hoping will bring fresh momentum for efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the world's oceans UN oceans conference eyes steps toward high seas agreementThe Associated PressLISBON, Portugal LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The United Nations is hoping that a conference starting Monday will bring fresh momentum for protracted efforts to find an international agreement on protecting the world's oceans. The five-day U.N. Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal has drawn senior officials and scientists from more than 120 countries to the Atlantic port city in Southwest Europe, as well as activists dismayed by the failure to come up with international rules that might ensure ocean sustainability.
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Woman on flight where Mike Tyson attacked passenger shares story

Woman on flight where Mike Tyson attacked passenger shares story

A video surfaced online this morning showing former professional boxer Mike Tyson repeatedly punching a passenger from over his seat while the aircraft was loading at SFO on Wednesday night. Tyson exited the aircraft before takeoff. The altercation occurred soon after 10 p.m. on a JetBlue Airways flight from San Francisco to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Captured in a video released by TMZ, a man seated behind Tyson is seen unnerving Tyson to the point that the boxing champion turned around and began jabbing the man repeatedly.
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Spirit Airlines nonstop service starts in Memphis Wednesday

Spirit Airlines nonstop service starts in Memphis Wednesday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Spirit Airlines touched down in Memphis for the first time Wednesday as it began nonstop service from the Bluff City to Orlando and Las Vegas, which was first announced in December. Spirit becomes the ninth airline to serve Memphis, according to airport officials. They will operate 182-seat Airbus aircraft. The first flight, which arrived from Orlando, arrived to Memphis International Airport's new B Concourse Wednesday morning around 9 a.m.  "It feels great to be back in a city I loved living in earlier in my career and come back to celebrate our new, nonstop service that will make it easier for travelers to discover all the culture, music, and history Memphis has to offer,' said Ted Christie, President and CEO of Spirit Airlines.
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