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UAE to add sweetened beverages and e-cigarettes to its excise tax list in 2020

The UAE Cabinet recently made a decision to expand the list of excise taxable products to include sweetened beverages, sugary drinks and electronic smoking devices, starting from January 1, 2020. The decision to add a tax of 50 percent is part of efforts to reduce consumption of unhealthy goods and modify consumers' behavior, state news agency WAM reported. A statement released by the Cabinet General Secretariat read, "The decision comes to suppor t the UAE government's efforts to enhance public…

Gulf Medical University Hosts the Prestigious MRCP (UK) PACES Examination

Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman, the leading medical university in the Middle East region, hosted the prestigious MRCPUK PACES (Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills) exam in collaboration with the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, at the university campus between the 2nd and 4th of July 2019. With this, GMU has joined the exclusive list of international PACES exam centers in the region hosting this high-profile examination conducted under strict vigilance, in compliance with…