Row over 2020 court vacation

The Judiciary’a decision to proceed on its annual two-month vacation, despite the disruption of normal court calendar this year by the Coronavirus pandemic, has sparked a debate in legal circles, write ERIC IKHILAE.

FORMER Imo State Government Ikedi Ohakim is among many individuals on trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Ohakim is charged withe money laundering offences. He was first arraigned on July 8, 2015 on a three count charge, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The ex-governor is accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of purchasing a property known as  No: 60, Kwame

Australia Tourism Reels as Leaders Bicker Over Closed Borders

People surf at the Gold Coast town of Coolangatta near the Queensland, New South Wales border, March 2020.

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In Australia’s tropical north, Kate Agrums was hopeful her river-cruise business would get an influx of tourists eager to spot crocodiles when the coronavirus lockdown began easing earlier this month.

But instead of preparing to welcome holidaymakers who typically escape to Queensland from the cooler south at this time

Countdown Begins To Tour Resumption With Release Of Cincy Entry List | ATP Tour

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev is one of 16 Top 20 players on the entry list of next month’s 2020 Western & Southern Open, the first tournament to be played since the ATP Tour was suspended in early March. The ATP Masters 1000 tournament will take place from 20-28 August at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 24-year-old Russian won his first Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati last year, rallying past World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals before defeating Belgian David Goffin for the trophy.

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The great exception is Yosemite Valley’s Upper Pines campground, which has about 240 sites, but it is operating at half-capacity (for distancing purposes) and is booked far ahead.

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2020 ‘a bust’ for vacation rentals


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A “lifeline for the Bahamian tourism economy” has suffered the “biggest hit” possible as a result of the government’s border closure for US commercial transportation, a top realtor warned yesterday.

John Christie, HG Christie’s president and managing broker, told Tribune Business that 2020 was going to be “a bust” for the Bahamian vacation rental market given that its clients relied heavily on commercial aviation links to access this nation.

He said the loss of such US connections would have a “massive impact” on a sector that has given multiple Bahamians an opportunity to