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Furla expands travel retail footprint in Caribbean and Asia markets


Italian fashion and accessories brand Furla has opened two new travel retail spaces in Grenada.

In January, the brand unveiled a 15sqm space in the downtown Galleria Port Louis destination, while another store with the same size unit opened in Maurice Bishop International Airport. Both outlets are in partnership with Rouge Duty Free and offer Furla’s spring/summer 2019 collections across leather goods and fashion accessories.

The company said: “We are very pleased with the turn out of the stores and would like to extend our thanks to Rouge Duty Free for their support with these openings.”

Furla has also expanded its travel retail operations in Hong Kong with a new 14sqm personalised counter in the downtown DFS destination, Canton Road T Galleria.

“We would like…

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Fall Armyworm marches on as pest that devastated African crops spreads in Asia


A feared crop pest which has wrought devastation in Africa is now quickly spreading in Asia, only six months after it was first seen in the continent.

The United Nations food and agriculture agency said Fall Armyworm has been confirmed in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka after being first detected in India in July.

Agricultural experts believe the pest which eats maize and other crops has also reached Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar, though there is no official confirmation.

The spread puts the caterpillars within easy reach of China, the world’s second largest maize producer.

The moth pest, which devours crops during the caterpillar phase of its life, can spread at up to 60 miles a day. Maize is its preferred meal, but it can also eat rice, sorgum, millet, sugar cane and…
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From Asia to Caribbean: UN Security Council gets new members in 2019



Five new member states are joining the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on January 1 as non-permanent members for two years. Who are …
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UK Defense Chief Mulls New Military Bases In Southeast Asia, Caribbean After Brexit




MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 31st December, 2018) UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said in an interview with a local newspaper he was considering having two new military bases built in Southeast Asia and the Caribbean after Brexit.

The minister said he was looking at how to increase the number of UK’s forward-deployed military assets as the nation prepares to become a “true global player,” according to the Sunday Telegraph.

The outlet cited sources close to Williamson as saying that Singapore, Brunei, Guyana and Montserrat were being considered as possible hosts. The UK’s departure from the European Union is set for March.


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Britain to build Military bases in Caribbean and Asia after BREXIT






Created on: 31st December 2018

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has given an optimistic interview, in which he harked back to the historic influence enjoyed by Britain, and promised to build two foreign military bases “in a couple of years.”

“We have got to be so much more optimistic about our future as we exit the European Union,” the Conservative Party minister told the Sunday Telegraph.

Saying that “if we have economic interests there, we should have a military interest there,” Williamson proposed Singapore or Brunei in the Pacific –on China’s doorstep– as potential sites for a base, while the other would be located in the small South American republic of Guyana, or on the Caribbean island of…

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British Empire 2.0? Defence Sec vows to put UK bases in Caribbean & Asia in post-Brexit expansion — RT UK News


UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has given a wildly optimistic interview, in which he harked back to the historic influence enjoyed by Britain, and promised to build two foreign military bases “in a couple of years.”

“We have got to be so much more optimistic about our future as we exit the European Union,” the Conservative Party minister told the Sunday Telegraph.

This is our biggest moment as a nation since the end of the Second World War, when we can recast ourselves in a different way, we can actually play the role on the world stage that the world expects us to play.




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