2021 World Refugee Day : Together we heal, learn and shine

The World Refugee Day is an international day established by the United Nations to honour refugees worldwide. It is celebrated annually on June 20 and honours the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home countries to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is also an opportunity to build empathy and understanding for the plight of refugees and to highlight their ability to withstand hardship and rebuild their lives. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us more than ever of the values of solidarity. …

Tunisian-Kuwaiti MoU to be inked to exchange engineering expertise

President of the Kuwait Society of Engineers Faisal Douaih Alatel said that an agreement was reached with Tunisian ambassador to Kuwait, Hachmi Ajili to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tunisian Society of Engineers to enhance joint cooperation. Alatel explained as he met with the Tunisian ambassador, that the MoU will be a true embodiment of the letter of intent signed between the Kuwaiti and Tunisian Society of Engineers earlier. The cooperation will deal with the exchange of engineering expertise in various disciplines and the exchange of field…

INTERNATIONAL CALLS FOR ITALY TO RETURN ILLEGAL WASTE FROM TUNISIA

Credit goes to Réseau Tunisie Verte Forty-four international environmental groups co-signed a demand yesterday (3 May) calling for the Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius to order the immediate repatriation of Italian municipal waste that was illegally shipped to Tunisia last year. In July 2020, Italian company Sviluppo Risorse Ambientali exported 282 containers to the Tunisian port city of Sousse, which it claimed was processed waste that would be recycled. The containers were listed as storing plastic scraps for recycling, but customs officers in Tunisia discovered…

Jewish pilgrimage in Ghriba sees dwindling numbers amid Covid-19 fear

The annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Ghriba synagogue on Tunisia’s Djerba island started on Monday, but without the usual crowds due to Covid-19 restrictions. The pilgrimage to Ghriba – the oldest synagogue in Africa – takes place from April 25 to May 2 for the island’s Jewish community and the few faithful able to make the trip from abroad. Last year it was cancelled due to the pandemic, but this year it is taking place – albeit with pilgrims praying individually and wearing face masks. Beginning 33 days after the…

British International School of Tunis: education provided according to the best principles of British pedagogy

The British International School of Tunis (BIST) has recently held a meeting with the press with the attendance of several local media during which Meriem Milad, Managing Director of BIST gave an account on the different stages of the school since its establishment in 2012. She also talked about means available at BIST to take care of more than 255 students by a pedagogical team of 45 members, including 2 heads of school. The press conference was devoted to presenting the new BIST educational events and curriculum for students and…

JEENISo organises fourth edition of international GPjr event

To guarantee the smooth running of projects and thus achieve the expected objectives, it is essential to operate in project mode! The junior enterprise Eniso (JEENISo) is organising the fourth edition of the international GPjr event on April 4, 2021 in collaboration with GP jr Brazil and PMI (Project management Institute) Tunisia chapter. This event revolves around the theme of “Project monitoring”, which means how to make your project viable? Because although young entrepreneurs are not short of ideas, many projects do not succeed because of management failures. To successfully…

Tunisian Ambassador visits Reconnaissance Research

Credit goes to Al-Anba newspaper Tunisia’s Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Hachmi Lajili visited the Kuwait-based policy institute Reconnaissance Research in Kuwait City, Al-Anba newspaper reports. He met with the founder and CEO Abdulaziz Al-Anjeri and Deputy CEO Yusef Al-Ghusain. Ambassador Ajili voiced his appreciation for the role of the Cultural and Research Center in building bridges of communication. He added that this meeting coincidences with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of Independence Day in Tunisia noting that Tunisia exerted great efforts in strengthening the role of the independent…

Global leaders unite in urgent call for international pandemic treaty

25 heads of government and international agencies come together in extraordinary joint call New treaty would signal high-level political action needed to protect the world from future health crises The international community should work together “towards a new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response” to build a more robust global health architecture that will protect future generations, world leaders said in a commentary published today in several newspapers around the world. “There will be other pandemics and other major health emergencies. No single government or multilateral agency can address this threat…

Daily thoughts

In 2021, the so-called humans still didn’t figure out the answer to all their problems.  We are practically repeating- in a shuffle – all our mistakes. Mistakes that boil down to the big 3: who we are? What are we doing? What are we expecting? Chances are humans will never find answers because they always look for them from outside. In the meantime, just sit back and enjoy this cirque of freaks, enjoy the creation don’t get involved with it and you will fuse with the light and agglutinate with…

Soon, Misrata opens marine terminal for passenger cruising

Misrata city is near to opening a new marine station in partnership between the public sector represented by the Iron and Steel Company, and the private sector represented by the “Kevalay” Tourism Services Company, the Libya Observer reported. After years of suspension, travelers from Libya will be able to sail to their destination allowing them to save money and enjoy the scenery and landscapes of the blue sea. According to informed sources, the first trips will leave Misrata towards Tunisia and Turkey, while other destinations would be added, respectively. The…