Earlier this month, with almost no international news coverage and with the majority of Barbudans still displaced from the storm, an amendment to the law in question was quietly pushed through the Senate of Antigua and Barbuda — a body dominated by politicians from the wealthier and more populous island of Antigua. If the amendment stands, a tradition of communal land rights that dates back to the abolition of slavery in — and which has protected Barbuda as a rare beacon of sustainable development in the Caribbean — will be extinguished. But as news of the change trickles out, Barbudans are fighting back, challenging the legality of the amendment to the Barbuda Land Act. Up until the recent changes, land in Barbuda was held in common: It could not be bought or sold, and though developers could lease land for 50 years, their projects needed to win the consent of a majority of Barbudans.
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Updated June 01, Online retail group Catch of the Day is being bankrolled by an investment consortium that includes James Packer s Consolidated Press Holdings. It is the first investment by Mr Packer s private company into the retail sector, and it is a segment of the retail market that analysts say is set to boom. Online retailers, Deals Direct and Catch of the Day, have a lower cost base than their bigger shop-based rivals. He says these online companies have a massive database of clients, and drive a hard marketing campaign.
Although some of these retailers still have to pay a lot of money through Google to try and bring consumers to the websites," he added. Frugal s the new cool," he said. In in fact the last four or five years many of them have shown that they ve almost tried to sort of avoid that sort of conversation. It s a very powerfully compelling model," he said. Their rents are based on industrial rents whereas, in Australia, we have what is very widely known as expensive retailing and as a percentage of sales it can increase for the specialty operators up to 17, 18 per cent of sales," he explained.
Despite the renewed mining boom pumping millions into the economy, the retail sector is struggling and attracting customers has become an ever tougher fight. They were wholesalers of products," said Paul Greenberg. It was only one product," he said laughing. Deals Direct founder Paul Greenberg seems more upbeat about the move by Mr Packer to enter the online retailing sector. They re saying that the tide rises for all boats. Or all boats rise in the tide should I say," he enthused. One thing we can be sure of, the more competition there is in online retailing, the lower prices will be for consumers.
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Pop superstar Mariah , 47, was seen leaving a restaurant in Aspen with her new beau, Bryan Tanaka, while billionaire James, 50, was seen out shopping with his ex-wife, Erica. On the same day, a casual-looking James, who was sporting a much fuller frame since his days with Mariah, stepped out with his ex, who looked chic in skinny jeans, a fur jacket and sunglasses.
An hour of current affairs background and debate from Australia and the world every Monday to Friday, The World Today is a comprehensive current affairs program which backgrounds, analyses, interprets and encourages debate on events and issues of interest and importance to all Australians. David Taylor reported this story on Monday, May 23, Online retail group, Catch of the Day, is making headlines this morning because it s being bankrolled by an investment consortium that includes James Packer s Consolidated Press Holdings.
Packer tipped to pour $40m into Catch of the Day
The proceeds will be put towards acquiring targeted e-commerce businesses. The listing follows a spate of new backdoor ASX listings through old resources stocks taken over by private technology companies. Ellerston Capital also has a stake in e-commerce freight business Temando with which Deals Direct has a partnership. Mnemon, a subsidiary of a US company, was a mobile phone marketing services business that was in the process of being deregistered. The company now has around , active customers, a database of more than 1 million email subscribers and a 20,square metre warehouse in Ingleburn, NSW.
Packer surfs online retail wave
Consolidated Media , Seven Media Group , Crown , Melco Crown Entertainment While James Packer welcomes new baby Jackson , the prospect of a media deal between two of Australia s best-known billionaires now friendly again after a share raid last year has got the market talking. NAB, which has flagged an interest in the US agribusiness market, bought Great Western in and has been behind a series of bolt-on acquisitions over the past year. We ll send you a text message with a verification code to start your free trial. Log in. Looks you are already a member. Please enter your password to proceed. You have entered an incorrect email or password. Forgotten password? Click here.
Packer’s Ellerston Capital Invests in DealsDirect
The train has certainly left the station and the big boys are all sitting in the front carriage. So what will this new investment mean to the DealsDirect business? Greenberg comments that jokes about the purchase of new luxury cars and the sort have been bandied about. However, all joking aside, he comments that this investment will take the DealsDirect business to the next level. I am excited about the direction she is going to take us in with her laser torch attention to branding and ideas for interactivity with customers, it will be an asset to the DealsDirect business.
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Everyone buys groceries, and we can clearly show that you can save 50 per cent of your bill with us. Mr Leibovich said the concept of shipping non-perishable groceries such as biscuits and cleaning goods from a Melbourne warehouse had already been tested for 10 months on CatchOfTheDay. In addition to Tiger and Consolidated Press Holdings, Seek co-founder Andrew Bassat and founder of Gannet Capital, Glenn Poswell will also participate in the investment, which may signal a maturing of the fast-growing e-commerce business in Australia. The two websites claim to lure , daily visitors and employ more than staff in Melbourne as they extend five years of rapid growth. CatchOfTheDay claims to be the No. Gabby and brother Hezi Leibovich began their businesses in from a garage. In addition to the non-perishable grocery sector, the e-commerce group plans to use the new investment funds to expand into online fashion and more localised deal offerings for Scoopon and mobile phone sales. The growth in online sales has attracted new entrants in recent months, with News Ltd planning to launch a consumer review site allowing customers to share reviews of products on line.
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The Australian billionaire, 50, has broken his silence on his whirlwind engagement to the year-old superstar - which he called off in October - and confessed the romance was a "mistake" for them both. Speaking to The Australian, he explained: Documenting the negotiations with my sister was taking longer than expected. Mariah is a woman of substance. But it was a mistake for her and a mistake for me. The father-of-three also admitted that his "biggest regret" was getting divorced from his ex-wife Erica Baxter, who later dated chart topper Seal for 12 months. He added: It is what it is and she is doing an incredible job with the kids and we are in a great place. Mariah was left devastated when James ended their nine-month romance last year and she reportedly blamed Scientology for the split when their engagement was suddenly called off. Insiders claimed at the time that she believed James - who was a Scientologist between and - had been influenced by his business manager and former Church of Scientology spokesperson Tommy Davis, who Mariah believed poisoned his mind against her. James camp denied Scientology had anything to do with their split and instead, sources claimed he blamed it on Mariah s excessive spending and the drama surrounding her as she filmed her reality show Mariah s World. The pair were first introduced by mutual friend Brett Ratner at the premiere of Hercules in
The billionaires buying for a turnaround
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has allegedly tried to get one of his close associates to buy the Walla! News website, according to the police. The police claim to have evidence, which includes testimonies, showing how adamant Netanyahu was to ensure the site is sold to one of his associates. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Walla! Marc Israel Sellem, Orel Cohen. The police recommended indicting both Netanyahu and Walla! News owner Shaul Elovitch in Case , which deals with the alleged quid-pro-quo relationship between the two. Netanyahu is accused of promoting regulations worth hundreds of millions of dollars to Bezeq and its majority shareholder Elovitch in return for favorable coverage on Walla!
The casino floor of Studio City appears endless, with electronic gaming, blackjack, roulette and baccarat throughout. But in a nod to the downturn in gaming revenue and the rise of the Chinese middle class, Packer has pulled the emphasis away from punting and pooled it into family-friendly entertainment. Guests will no doubt lose themselves in the cavernous corridors lined with up-market fashion outlets, bars and restaurants that sprout from the lobby. RatPac Entertainment is a film-production company formed between Packer and director Brett Ratner and has helped finance several recent hits. This glistening resort is Gatsby-esque, its interior doused with golden features and art-deco designs on every floor. High-end shopping zones have been moulded to mimic US tourism icons Times Square and Beverly Hills, with fake trees even planted outside luxury retailers. There are holographic fixtures, a floating orb and Da Vinci-like models decorated strategically throughout. The crescendo reflects your growing anticipation as you approach the car, which slows down just enough for you to step inside and inhale the breathtaking views. Cotai is still an area of Macau much under construction, with scaffolding and concrete slabs inhabiting much of the immediate vicinity. Thus, the figure-eight Ferris wheel is best experienced at dusk, when dazzling lights and mountainous silhouettes occupy the fading skyline. Exhilaration is a recurring theme at Studio City. The Batman Dark Flight ride is a flight simulation ride for thrillseekers with iron stomachs.VIDEO ON THEME: Glagla Shoes - Deals Direct