U.S. Commitments at Our Ocean 2018

Washington, DC - At the Our Ocean 2018 conference in Bali, Indonesia, the United States announced 15 commitments to strengthen sustainable management of marine resources; prevent plastic and other debris from entering the ocean; support research and observation of ocean ecosystems; and foster partnerships promoting maritime security and a sustainable blue economy.

Listen in on how sellers pitched business “coaching” services

Washington, DC - One of the Utah-based defendants’ corporate names was Vision Solution Marketing, but you need to hear their sales pitch to get a sense of how they peddled their big-money “business coaching” services to consumers. In addition to imposing multi-million dollar judgments, FTC settlements ban the defendants for life from selling business coaching or development services. But you really should listen to these phone calls.

NEX Offers Fee Free Layaway

Virginia Beach, Virginia - To kick off the holiday season, NEX customers will pay no fee when opening a new layaway account through November 21, 2018.

Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson Travels to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan

Washington, DC - Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L Thompson will travel to Iceland, Estonia, Poland, and Jordan October 29 – November 8, 2018.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines' Independence Day

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines on your 39th anniversary of independence on October 27.

U.S. Delegation to Our Ocean 2018

Washington, DC - The Government of the Republic of Indonesia will host Our Ocean 2018: Our Ocean, Our Legacy in Bali, October 29–30, 2018. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber will lead the U.S. government delegation. The U.S. delegation will also include senior officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).