Latest News for: General citizen


Greater mobility for seniors after long lockdown

Manila Bulletin 20 Jun 2021
After more than a year of lockdown, fully vaccinated senior citizens are now allowed to go out in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Quarantine (MGCQ) areas, subject to presentation of a duly issued COVID-19 vaccination card and strict observance of prescribed health and safety protocols.

UNDP Iraq launches handbook on citizen journalism to promote social cohesion as part of young media professionals program [EN/AR/KU]

Reliefweb 20 Jun 2021
Baghdad, Iraq, 20 June 2021 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq has released a handbook on citizen journalism following an intensive training program for young media professionals on various topics including citizen journalism tools, ethical journalism, and conflict-sensitive reporting to promote social cohesion in Iraq.

Six senior citizens in Lenggong vaccinated at home

Malaysian National News Agency 20 Jun 2021
GENERAL. Six senior citizens in Lenggong vaccinated at home ... IPOH, June 19 -- Six senior citizens including a bedridden patient received their ...

Governments fall short in meeting citizens’ digital expectations

Business Day 20 Jun 2021
Only about half of citizens globally think governments and public services used digital technology effectively in response to the pandemic, and only a third of people trust local and national governments to respond well in a crisis ... The challenge remains for governments to address the trust deficit with citizens. .

Israel insists near-expired vaccines rejected by PA ‘perfectly sound’ as Palestinian groups demand probe into deal

Russia Today 20 Jun 2021
The Palestinian Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) expressed concerns over “the impact of what happened around the vaccine deal on the extent of citizens’ confidence in the vaccine administration process in general, and on the process of citizens’ turnout to receive it.”.

Opinion: Defending democracy in 2021

Missoulian 20 Jun 2021
• eliminated same-day voter registration, which voters endorsed in a 2014 citizens initiative; ... • tampered with the power of citizens to propose initiatives and constitutional amendments by inserting the opinions of both the Legislature and the attorney general in the text of petitions used to gather signatures to get initiatives on the ballot;.

Covid: Dubai eases travel restrictions for passengers from India, South Africa and Nigeria

MENA FN 20 Jun 2021
We’ve been discussing the concerns of residents who’ve been stuck in India for some time, and this is a starting point for some of our citizens who are currently in India.” Responding to the development, Consul-General of Dubai to India Dr Aman Puri, said ... Again, UAE citizens and diplomats are exempt from these regulations.

The Ponytail Election of 1978

American Press 20 Jun 2021
The newsletter said a special prosecutor who handled those cases for the state attorney general’s office admitted that citizens on Calcasieu Parish juries “were placed in a very difficult position at that time ... Then came the newsletter’s comments that the citizens of Calcasieu Parish would have another chance.

Man remanded in teenage boy’s abuse case

Dawn 20 Jun 2021
KARACHI ... Corruption in Sindh Festival ... NAB officials arrested and booked Amir Hussain for allegedly defrauding citizens by pretending to be a son of a fake director general of a federal anti-graft watchdog ... According to the prosecution, Amir Hussain posed as a son of a person, Khalid, who pretended to be a director general of NAB ... .

Letter: Laws proposed across U.S. would crib voting rights of minorities

Eagle-Tribune 20 Jun 2021
There are many things open to debate in America, but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them.”. Thus spoke Attorney General Merrick Garland the week before last in Washington, D.C., as he announced his decision to direct the Justice Department to investigate ...


Taipei Times 19 Jun 2021
As with Singapore, it is still an unspoken fact that migrant workers are treated by their employers, the government and the general public as second-class citizens ... If these workers were our own citizens, we would be much more outraged than we are now.

Tribal Council approves anti-harassment law

The Claremore Daily Progress 19 Jun 2021
“This law, which is in line with state anti-harassment laws, provides protection against serious threats of violence by giving Cherokee citizens an opportunity to seek routine protection from the tribal courts when they need it,” said Attorney General Sara Hill.

Palestinians call for probe into ‘vaccine scandal’

The Jerusalem Post 19 Jun 2021
AMAN expresses its concern about the impact of what happened around the vaccine deal on the extent of citizens’ confidence in the vaccine administration process in general, and on the process of citizens’ turnout to receive it,” the group added.

Covid: Dubai eases travel restrictions from some countries

Khaleej Times 19 Jun 2021
While there are four vaccines in the UAE for use on eligible individuals against the Covid-19 infection -- Sinopharm, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V and Oxford-AstraZeneca, it is unclear if the UAE has approved vaccines administered on Indian, South African and Nigerian citizens in their countries ... UAE citizens and diplomats are exempted.

Councilors adopt budget 'driven by strategic initiatives'

Muskogee Phoenix 19 Jun 2021
City Manager Mike Miller said the budget is designed to transform “strategic initiatives into an action plan.” Highlights include $10 million in the general fund for street maintenance and improvements and $2.6 million for ongoing improvements to water and sewer infrastructure.