JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The coup that removed an elected government and reimposed military control in Myanmar has raised even more uncertainty about a fragile peace process aimed at ending decades of conflict between the military, armed ethnic groups and militias. Over 20 ethnic groups have been fighting the military over control of predominantly ethnic-minority borderland areas. They want more regional autonomy, while the military and militias aligned with it have fought for centralized power. Negotiations spearheaded by Aung San Suu Kyi have brought some progress, though fighting still has continued. Now, the military coup and the detainment of Suu Kyi and other elected officials have sparked criticism and concern the peace process could break down.
A fascinating new report by McKinsey & Company highlights that credit unions can drive organizational value by creating an analytics culture.The report recognizes that financial services analytics has reached a point where marketing was in the 1970’s for the banking sector. Prior to that time, sales and marketing initiatives for credit unions and banks were rare. In 2017, a credit union would find it difficult to survive without some level of marketing effort.Credit unions today are beginning to acknowledge the potential benefits of analytics. Some brave pioneers in the industry have already gained experience in this area. Now, analytics is poised to be a mainstream activity. To this point the authors admonish credit unions and banks to, “establish analytics as a business discipline”. The implication is organizations must make a serious commitment to building an analytics culture.What can a credit union do to support such a commitment? The report lists 10 essential guidelines. continue reading » 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Tourism Minister Hon. Ian Douglas.The Tourism Sector Development program supported by the European Union has injected about five million dollars into the Dominican economy.That’s the word coming from Tourism Ian Douglas who says that government has been placing emphasis on community and rural tourism.He said under that program, eleven new and existing community tourism groups were strengthened through human resource development, infrastructural development and marketing.According to Douglas, infrastructural work on the construction of new tourism facilities was undertaken at the new Indian River in Portsmouth, at Wotten Waven, Layou and Bellevue Chopin.“In addition assistance was also provided for the establishment of the Dominica Community Tourism Association and that has been formed. It is up and running and the stakeholders in that sector are enthusiastic and they want to serve as a voice for community tourism in Dominica,” he explained. Meantime Tourism officials here could be meeting with stakeholders of St Martin to discuss ways the islands could forge closer links in the industry.Douglas said St Martin could be a major gateway to Dominica.He said while the two countries are competing against each other, collaboration is essential.Douglas made the remarks while addressing the 40th Annual General Meeting of the Dominica Hotel and Tourism Associations 40th Annual General Meeting recently.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 17 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share LocalNews Tourism Development Program injects five million into Dominica’s economy-Ian Douglas by: – October 24, 2011