UK readies application to join Pacific trade partnership

first_imgLONDON (AP) — It may be on the other side of the world but the U.K. is to apply to join a trade partnership involving many of the economics around the Pacific Ocean. A year after it formally left the European Union, the government said Saturday that wants to join the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to officials in Japan and New Zealand on Monday to formally make the request. Negotiations are expected to commence this year. Supporters of Brexit said one of the main benefits lies in the ability of the country to forge its own trade deals with anyone around the world.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, March 24, 2015•3:50 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of fishing equipment in the 100 block N. Olive, Wellington.•9:39 p.m. Officers investigated sexual exploitation of a Child in the 400 block S. Blaine, Wellington.last_img

Coroner’s Inquest into the death of man in RCMP custody in FSJ begins tomorrow

first_imgBC Supreme Court will convene in Fort St. John tomorrow to begin an inquest into the death of Larry Lee McPherson.On August 28th of last year, McPherson went into medical distress while in the custody of Fort St. John RCMP. He was transported to Fort St. John General Hospital but he later died.A coroner and jury have been appointed to hear witness accounts of the death. The jury will then be asked if they wish to make reccomendations in order to prevent similar deaths in the future. The trial is expected to last three days.- Advertisement –last_img read more