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Letter: Mistreatment of Africans living in Indonesia Jakarta by the immigration Service



WhatsApp Image 2020 05 15 at 10.47.04 AM has received the following email about the maltreatment of Africans living in Indonesia Jakarta by the immigration Service:

In recent times, our world has changed tremendously as we are faced with the sad news of death and fear of the coronavirus pandemic. The world as we know it has changed financially as the market share has been plunged due to the crisis we face. Despite the rough nature of this crisis we face globally, certain individuals within certain nations, particularly Indonesia Jarkata have sworn to make life practically impossible for foreigners, especially Africans to live peacefully whiles they fight the deadly virus; COVID 19 virus. How can we yield ourselves to this wickedness in times as this and these acts are barbaric and of no honor?

Africans living in foreign lands especially in Asian Countries specifically Indonesia Jakarta are being treated very badly even though this has been something that has been going on for some time now. Sources reveal that these individuals who are victims of these incidents in these areas for fear of the authorities and their lives have kept mute for some time now. It is believed that people should be allowed to dream and dream big whether in their own country or another man’s country. It has become a fact that individuals living within this jurisdiction aren’t allowed to make decisions and enjoy the rights thereof in the land they find themselves and hence live in fear.

In recent times (particularly this year), despite these hardships they face, many migrant individuals in Indonesia Jakarta have been trodden down by the same authorities who have sworn to protect human lives by their ill-treatment and inhuman acts. In around last week, sources indicate with pictorial evidence that certain individuals have been arrested, beaten, and treated as animals around the provinces of Pramuka Apartments, Klapa garden apartment, and many more for offenses that don’t correspond to the crime they claim to have committed.

Most victims say that these immigration officers arrest some of them for charges based on their law. These immigration officers extort money from these victims who are particularly Africans. Sources indicate that certain victims die due to the harsh nature of the immigration personnel who handle them after their arrest. After interviewing certain individuals who were victims of this inhumane acts explained that the immigration officers usually stop them and demand for huge sums of money .i.e $2000 and above although their documentation is accurate and up to date and if they are unable to meet their demands arrest them on no charge and scourge them till they provide that money. Sources show that some are even starved in their custody for months and some eventually die as a result of these vigorous tortures they go through. Most Africans within this province have their visa and resident permits documentation accurate and with evidence.


These acts are unaccepted in our societies and we seek to address the issue at hand. Certain individuals who were once victims have sworn to fight back in case of another scenario. Citizens of Indonesia Jarkata have sworn to testify of the wrong actions by their people and seek to bring justice to these actions.

We seek to draw the attention of international bodies within the provinces of Indonesia Jarkata to review the incidents happening in these areas to ensure the safety of their citizens whether they are foreigners or indigenes of the nation.

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Open letter to customers from Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline



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To all our valued customers,

This week has been one of the toughest for Emirates operationally, as record storms hit the United Arab Emirates.

I would like to offer our most sincere apologies to every customer who has had their travel plans disrupted during this time.

On Tuesday 16 April, the UAE experienced its highest rainfall in 75 years. Lashing storm winds and rain disrupted activity across the cities. Our 24/7 hub in Dubai remained open, with flight movements reduced for safety, but flooded roads impeded the ability of our customers, pilots, cabin crew, and airport employees to reach the airport, and also the movement of essential supplies like meals and other flight amenities.

We diverted dozens of flights to avoid the worst of the weather on Tuesday, and over the next 3 days we had to cancel nearly 400 flights and delay many more, as our hub operations remained challenged by staffing and supply shortages.


We were clear on our 2 priorities: Look after our customers who have been impacted by the disruption and get our operations back on schedule.

To free up resources and capacity to manage impacted customers as a priority, we had to suspend check-in for passengers departing Dubai, implement an embargo on ticket sales, and temporarily halt connecting passenger traffic from points across our network coming into Dubai.

We deployed additional resources to aid our airport and contact centre teams with rebooking and put on additional flights to destinations where we identified large numbers of displaced customers.

We sent over 100 employee volunteers to look after disrupted customers at Dubai Airport departures and in the transit area, prioritising medical cases, the elderly and other vulnerable travellers. To date, over 12,000 hotel rooms were secured to accommodate disrupted customers in Dubai, 250,000 meal vouchers have been issued, and more quantities of drinking water, blankets, and other amenities.

Behind the scenes, it was all hands-on deck for thousands more employees across the organisation to get our operations back on track.


As of this morning, Saturday 20 April, our regular flight schedules have been restored. Passengers previously stranded in the airport transit area have been rebooked and are enroute to their destinations. We have put together a taskforce to sort, reconcile, and deliver some 30,000 pieces of left-behind baggage to their owners.

It will take us some more days to clear the backlog of rebooked passengers and bags, and we ask for our customers’ patience and understanding.

We know our response has been far from perfect. We acknowledge and understand the frustration of our customers due to the congestion, lack of information, and confusion in the terminals. We acknowledge that the long queues and wait times have been unacceptable.

We take our commitment to our customers very seriously, and we have taken learnings from the last few days to make things right and improve our processes.

I’d like to also acknowledge and thank our teams across the airline, and our many suppliers and partners for their tireless efforts around the clock this week, despite the challenging conditions, to support customers, recover our network, and bring our operating schedule back to normal.


Finally, and once again, I want to offer, on behalf of myself, and all the teams across Emirates, our apologies to each and every customer affected by this disruption.

We will continue to work hard to live up to your expectations, and to our Fly Better brand promise.

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Payroll Outsourcing Strategies for Success



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Managing payroll efficiently is crucial for the success of any organisation. However, handling payroll in-house can be complex, time-consuming, and prone to errors. That’s where payroll outsourcing services in UK come in. Payroll outsourcing involves hiring a third-party provider to handle all aspects of payroll processing, from calculating wages to disbursing payments and filing taxes. This article will explore some effective strategies for successful payroll outsourcing.

Define Your Needs

Before outsourcing your payroll, it’s essential to define your organisation’s payroll requirements clearly. Consider factors such as the number of employees, pay frequency, benefits administration, and compliance requirements. Understanding your needs will help you choose the right outsourcing provider and ensure they can meet your specific requirements.

Research Potential Providers

Not all payroll outsourcing providers are created equal. Take the time to research potential providers thoroughly. Look for companies with experience in your industry, a track record of reliability, and positive client testimonials. Don’t hesitate to ask for references or case studies to gauge their level of expertise.


Evaluate Technology Solutions

Technology plays a crucial role in payroll outsourcing. Look for providers offering user-friendly payroll software with automated calculations, direct deposit options, and secure data storage. Additionally, consider whether the provider offers mobile access, which can benefit remote employees and managers.

Consider Compliance and Security

Compliance with tax laws and regulations regarding payroll processing is non-negotiable. Ensure that your chosen outsourcing provider stays up-to-date with changes in legislation and has robust security measures in place to protect sensitive employee data. A reputable provider should comply with industry standards such as SOC 1 and SOC 2 certifications.

Communicate Effectively


Clear communication is essential for successful payroll outsourcing. Establish a communication plan with your provider, including regular check-ins, reporting requirements, and protocols for addressing any issues or concerns. Ensure all stakeholders are informed about the outsourcing arrangement and understand their roles and responsibilities.

Monitor Performance Metrics

Track key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of your payroll outsourcing arrangement. Some relevant metrics to monitor include accuracy rates, timeliness of payroll processing, compliance with deadlines, and customer satisfaction levels. Use this data to identify areas for improvement and make informed decisions about your outsourcing strategy.

Stay Flexible and Adapt

As your business evolves, your payroll needs may also change. Stay flexible and be prepared to adapt your outsourcing strategy accordingly. Whether it’s scaling up to accommodate growth or adjusting processes to address new regulatory requirements, choose a provider that can grow and evolve with your organisation.


Invest in Employee Training

While outsourcing payroll can streamline processes and reduce administrative burdens, it is essential that your internal team understands how to work effectively with the outsourcing provider. Invest in training programs to familiarise employees with the new payroll system, address concerns, and promote collaboration between internal staff and the outsourcing team.

Review Contracts Carefully 

Before finalising any agreements with a payroll agency, review the contract carefully to ensure that all terms and conditions are clearly defined and aligned with your expectations. Pay close attention to pricing structures, service level agreements, termination clauses, and data security provisions. Seek legal advice if necessary to ensure that your interests are protected.

Seek Feedback and Continuous Improvement


Finally, don’t overlook the importance of soliciting feedback from employees, managers, and other stakeholders regarding payroll outsourcing. Use this feedback to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement, and strive for continuous improvement in your payroll operations.

In conclusion, successful payroll outsourcing requires careful planning, effective communication, and ongoing collaboration between your organisation and the outsourcing provider. By following these strategies and choosing the right partner, you can streamline your payroll processes, improve accuracy and compliance, and focus on driving the success of your business.

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How Live Dealer Games Are Transforming Hugewin Casino



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Live dealer games are reshaping the landscape of online casinos, offering a blend of traditional gambling excitement and the convenience of digital play. At the forefront of this evolution is Hugewin Casino, a prominent online gambling platform known for its innovative approach and diverse gaming offerings.

This article delves into how Hugewin Casino is transforming through the integration of live dealer games, providing players with an immersive, real-time gaming experience that mirrors the atmosphere of physical casinos. By examining the technological advancements that make these games possible, their impact on player engagement and retention, and the future prospects of live dealer offerings, we’ll explore how Hugewin Casino is setting new standards in the online gambling industry. Through this lens, readers will gain insight into the growing appeal of live dealer games and how they are becoming a pivotal part of the modern casino experience.