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September 11, 2018 2:34 PM Alcohol levy didn't work, made drinkers desperate

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry commissioned BIDPA to research the issue last year and is now sharing the results, as a nationwide review of the levy and restrictive alcohol trading conditions gather momentum. This morning, the ministry’s permanent secretary, Peggy Serame told members of the Public Accounts Committee that the levy had achieved 159

August 21, 2018 4:00 AM Local Gospel Artists Honoured

The awards were graced by the who is who of the industry, with the assistant minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development, Dikgang Makgalemele as the guest of honour. Makgalemele noted in his remarks that AGA 2018 are aimed at reviving the overlook potential market as well as remembering the contribution of Gospel music. He said years 160

August 15, 2018 1:12 PM Wi-fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Wireless signals can penetrate bags to measure the dimensions of metal objects or estimate the volume of liquids, researchers claim. Initial tests appeared to show that the system was at least 95% accurate. It could provide a low-cost alternative to airport-style security, researchers said. The team behind the research tested 15 types of objects and six types 166

July 22, 2018 4:00 AM President’s Day Competitions participation drops

Participation in the competition from last year’s 18,971 has now dropped to 14,813 this year. The decline comes just a year after Masisi’s predecessor Ian Khama proudly announced that the competitions had seen growth from 3,274 in 2008 to 2017s 18,971. Speaking at the awards ceremony, Olopeng said the decline is due to artists growing and exiting the competitions 138

July 19, 2018 10:12 AM US parliament passes bill to save Okavango Delta

The bipartisan legislation promotes sustainable economic development and conservation across Africa’s critical Okavango River Basin, which supports more than one million Angolans, Botswanans and Namibians, as well as the largest remaining elephant population in the world. “The Okavango Delta supports the economic livelihoods of over a million people 126

July 2, 2018 4:00 AM No funds yet for Leather Park

Trade minister, Bogolo Kenewendo told the media this week that her ministry is still sourcing funds for the multi-million pula project that is expected to create at least 10,000 jobs instead of the initial 5,000 upon commencement. “Meanwhile, the ministry is sourcing funds from relevant authorities for the construction of the Leather Park,” she said. The Leather 153

June 29, 2018 5:01 AM Vee Mampeezy unleashes Hase Ya Bana

Vee Mampeezy who is Orange Botswana’s brand ambassador told the media on Wednesday about the new release during an album listening session combined with the launch of Orange Halona Smartphone. Vee Mampeezy who is now signed under Universal Music South Africa sampled four songs from the upcoming album. The first two singles ‘batho ba nyatsa batho’ and ‘true 180

June 25, 2018 3:00 PM Arting Health For Impact Hosts Street Art Family Fun Day

The event included a Family Fun Day with music and entertainment, child-friendly art and activities as well as information stalls set up by AHIP partners. These gave the public a chance to appreciate art, health and youth development initiatives in the country. The installation was a three-part public art mural, where some of the renowned local artists 200

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 194

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 126