Essebsi calls for settlement through dialogue

President Béji Caïd Essesbi  discussed recent developments in the Gulf as he met on Wednesday with Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui. Essebsi underlined the need to work to reach solutions for the outstanding issues so as to preserve the security of GCC states in particular and national Arab security in general. In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs stressed the Head of State’s keenness to invite the Gulf countries to overcome their differences through dialogue and to resolve all outstanding problems in order to preserve the invulnerability of the Arab Gulf…

TRADITIONAL FARE: IFTAR WITH DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES

Food is a great way to understand cultures. And today, we explore Tunisia, a country in North Africa. Tunisian cuisine can seem like a very exotic experience to many who are unfamiliar as the ingredients in most dishes are not usually used together in other countries. Tunisian, Ilham Naja Slim gave us a lowdown on her take of the various dishes prepared specially during the holy month. In Tunisia, every dish is cooked different in various homes, she said. Ilham with her husband Dr Slim Zekri and her three children…

Tunisia: Aquaculture output stood at 15,200 tons in 2016

– Tunisia’s aquaculture output stood at 15,200 tons in 2016, up 20% as compared to that of 2015 (12,653 tons), revealed the US department of agriculture in a report released on May 31, 2017. Main aquaculture products in terms of quantity and value are the sea bram and bass. In terms of exports, the institution said the country exported 4,000 tons of aquaculture products. Its main export markets are Russia, France, Algeria, Canada, Italy, Lybia and Gulf States. According the USDA, Tunisia plans to export this year 8,000 tons of…

Dual GRASP win for SanLucar

Group has two farms in Tunisia receive the highest ratings for their social practices panish group SanLucar’s Tunisian farms, La Cinquième Saison and Flor’Alia, have both obtained the GRASP assessment certificate, which recognises good social practices in the agricultural sector. GRASP, which stands for ‘GlobalGAP Risk Assessment on Social Practices’ complements the international norm GlobalGAP for social aspects like workers’ health, safety and welfare. In accordance with national and international legal provisions, GRASP assesses questions like salary, overtime hours, holiday entitlement, protection of minors, the election of a workers’ representative,…

Searching For The Next Designer Muse in Tunisia

Unlike model powerhouses Brazil, Russia and the Netherlands – countries capable of launching the careers of “the next big thing in modelling” season after season – Tunisia still has some catching up to do. There was Afef Jnifen, who broke the glass ceiling in the Eighties and early Nineties as a muse of couturier (and fellow Tunisian) Azzedine Alaïa. On top of that, the former model and current Project Runway Middle East judge, has worked for the likes of Giorgio Armani, Fendi and Roberto Cavalli alongside Naomi Campbell. Jnifen was…