Colors: Blue Color

March 6 marks 60 years of independence for Ghana, and in celebration, Ghana Union Midlands will present the ‘Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary Celebrations,’ at the Parkland Banqueting Suite, in Hockley, in Birmingham. The comprehensive and dynamic dinner and dance spectacular will provide the ideal opportunity for natives of the West African country, and guests, to come together and share in the rich history, heritage, wealth and future expectations of a country which once ruled its own empire, for its centuries of independent rule before.

The 1,700-kilometre long Great Himalaya Trail returns at the end of the month and 59-year old Ian Whittaker, from Yorkshire, aims to become only the second person from the UK to complete the so-called 'trekking's holy grail' since it was launched in 2011. Exclusive with World Expeditions, the Full Nepal Traverse of the Great Himalaya Trail goes up to 6,190 metres above sea level and offers stunning views, including 8 peaks of more than 8,000 metres along the way.

The Ooni of Ife His Imperial Majesty Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II,  President of Ghana, His Excellency,Nana Akufo Addo and Former Prime Minister of Barbados Arthur Owen are expected to join Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, other members of the Royal Family, Commonwealth Secretary General and other leaders of the Commonwealth as Special Guest Speakers during the this year’s Commonwealth Day Service and Commonwealth Africa Summit 2017 where “Leveraging our Commonwealth Heritage for economic development and collective growth” will be at the top of conversations during summit  slated to hold from the 13th – 15th March 2017.

Passengers at Frankfurt Airport can now find hanging gardens and other green oases in the departure lounges and waiting areas of both terminals. Especially the enormous greened walls in the departures hall of Terminal 2 are real eye-catchers: measuring about 135 square meters and covered with live plants, they also provide oxygen from photosynthesis, improve acoustics, and reduce carbon dioxide concentrations and dust in the air.

Birmingham law firm, Clarke Willmott LLP, has announced its sponsorship of a programme designed to help brain injury survivors in Bangladesh. The programme is designed to close the treatment gap in the country, as well as providing improved psychological treatment and rehabilitation to patients. Clarke Willmott’s sponsorship, via its Serious Injury team, will see the firm donate new textbooks to psychology and neuropsychology students in Bangladesh, which will assist them with their studies to become fully qualified, with the eventual aim of delivering much-needed treatment and rehabilitation to local communities.

As Valentine's Day approaches, couples are planning romantic getaways to kindle their passion. From secluded beach picnics on Sydney Harbour to remote luxury lodges and houseboats for two, New South Wales (NSW) has an abundance of options for couples looking to spend quality time together. Destination NSW research shows adult couples make up nearly a third of all domestic short break visits annually. In Summer 2015-16, 33 per cent of domestic and international overnight short break visitors to Sydney were adult couples.

The Caribbean region's tourism growth potential in 2017 and beyond is enormous, but not without continued collaborative partnerships between the region's public and private sectors. Delivering the opening address of Caribbean Travel Marketplace at Atlantis Paradise Island in The Bahamas yesterday evening, Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), described 2016 as a year of mixed blessings for the industry, and asserted that the regional private sector organization was resolved to continue answering the call from Bahamas' Prime Minister Perry Christie for greater collaboration across the region's key partners.

This year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), a sister event of World Travel Market London, will provide the perfect platform for UK destinations, hotels and attractions, as well as regional outbound tour operators as Middle East travellers are expected to play a key role in the UK’s continued tourism growth. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council the total contribution of travel and tourism to the United Kingdom is forecast to reach $363.77 billion (£290.9 billion) by 2026.

While Pakistan is consistently focusing on developing different arenas of the country from agriculture to energy, the key aspect which is being overlooked is that of education. While energy, time, money and resources are being spent on ensuring food security and eliminating load shedding, no one from top down is questioning why government bodies need to spend so much on ensuring more resources for the future. If one stopped and thought about it they would realize that the answer lies in Pakistan’s growing population.

UAE Business Group Head, Chairman of DM Real Estate Group, Suhail Mohd AL Zarooni has announced that the Al-Zarooni Foundation with DM Group collaboration will build the First Ever “Gold Plated Housing Project” in Dubai and Pakistan. Suhail Mohd Al-Zarooni, who is also the Chairman Al Zarooni Foundation, informed that the mega real estate project will initially start from Dubai and in the second phase, the project will be expanded to other Asian countries which will start from Pakistan by Karachi-based DM Real Estate Group.

Sense International supports children and adults who are deafblind in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru, Romania and Uganda and they are currently planning a programme for Bangladesh to support deafblind children that are currently being excluded from basic education, with dire consequences for the individual, family and community.  

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in-charge of Zone 2, AIG Kayode Aderanti, mni went on a duty tour of Ogun State Command on Tuesday January 24, 2017. The first stop for the AIG was a courtesy call to Sentator Ibikunle Amosun, the Executive Governor of Ogun State at the government offices. The governor commended the Police for their proactiveness in recent times and encouraged them to maintain their tempo.

Alicia Keys gave New York the modern day anthem Empire State of Mind, Freddie Mercury belted out a tune for Barcelona, and Lou Reed named a whole album Berlin. Now it's Sydney's turn to celebrate this stunning city with a new tune from Sony Music recording artists Jess + Matt. Jess + Matt will perform their new song Sydney to Me live for the first time on the steps of the world famous Sydney Opera House at the 2017 Australia Day Concert.

Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Zafar Mueen Nasir has said that on the basis of a comprehensive policy, Punjab University would be brought among top 500 universities of the world and it would play role in improving country’s economy. He was addressing a media briefing at university club on Wednesday.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa's owners China Capital Investment Group (CCIG) has announced a more than $50-million-dollar redevelopment which will see significant infrastructure upgrades to the popular Whitsunday tropical island resort. The works will see the resort closing in early 2018 for a period of time to ensure renovations can occur in the shortest possible time and with minimal disruptions.