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June 20, 2018 1:35 PM Canada legalises recreational marijuana use

The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume cannabis legally as early as this September. The country is the second worldwide to legalise the drug's recreational use. Uruguay became the first 2

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 41

May 19, 2018 4:06 PM Global diamond jewellery sales hit P812bn

According to the report, sales among consumers in the US accounted for US$43 billion last year, up four percent, while demand in China hit US$10 billion, growing by one percent in US dollar terms. In both markets, growth was underpinned by positive macroeconomics and strong consumer confidence, particularly in China where the latter indicator was said to be at a 20-year 36

April 17, 2018 4:00 AM Lucara Recovers 472 Carat Diamond

The new discovery follows the world’s second largest gem quality diamond found at the same mine two years ago. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500 km north of the capital, Gaborone. The stone is also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined. According to the Global Mining Observer, Lucara Diamond Company insured 84

March 12, 2018 10:07 AM Drug resistant TB remains a challenge

In his recurrent and development budget proposals of 2018-2019, the assistant Minister of Health and Wellness (MoH&W) Dikgang Makgalemele stated that the drug resistant forms of TB remain a major threat in this fight with about 100 cases of Multi drug resistant TB and two cases of Extremely Drug Resistant (XDR) TB reported annually. reported annually 74

February 18, 2018 4:00 AM Royal Moscow Ballet returns yet again

Addressing the media at a press briefing on Wednesday, the managing director of OP Advertising, Francis Gleeson said they will be bringing the Royal Moscow Ballet back to the country because they want to share the Russian culture with Batswana through ballet dance. He added that the concert would also give local ballet school children an opportunity 55

February 6, 2018 2:43 PM Matambo pegs 2018/19 hopes on global recovery

According to his budget speech yesterday, Matambo expects 2018 growth to reach 5.3 percent from 4.7 percent in 2017, while revenues will jump to P64.3 billion from the revised 2017/18 figure of P57.2 billion. By comparison, the World Bank in January forecast Botswana’s growth at 4.7 percent in 2018 and 4.5 percent in 2017. The increase in both growth 31

February 6, 2018 11:29 AM Karateka’s Dubai trip up in smoke

The athlete wanted to use the event to improve his chances of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Koolopile had to dig deep to raise P37,000 for his flight, accommodation and participation fee, as the trip was self-funded. He organised a mixed marshal arts festival a fortnight ago, in a bid to raise the funds. However, he failed to raise enough 55

November 2, 2017 10:07 AM Gender wage gap in SA widens

South Africa is ranked 19 in a new global index report on gender inequality released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report finds that while South Africa has improved its share of women legislators, senior officials and managers, the gender wage gap in the country has increased. A decade of slow progress towards better parity between the sexes 229

November 2, 2017 9:25 AM Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite, Xiaomi's first self-focused smartphones have been launched in India as part of the company's new selfie-focussed series. The company says the Redmi Y series is targetted at the youth of the nation. The biggest highlight of the Redmi Y1 is its 16-megapixel front camera, complete with a LED selfie light. Alongside the phones 144