News Roundup: Nigeria launches council to eliminate malaria, Lagos Rail, Mile 2 – Marina test run to start December…

Nigeria launches council to eliminate malaria by 2030 President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a council to eradicate malaria and named Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, as its leader. Dangote runs a non-profit that has been mobilizing private sector support for malaria control in Africa. The continent accounts for the vast…

Young and Married

We have all heard at some point that communication is an important key to a successful marriage. Indeed, communication is Important in a marriage but not in the way you are thinking. Let me explain a scenario, “A couple who had been experiencing issues in marriage attended a seminar where…

Doctors warn of 4am booze plan flaws

Doctors have warned against the government's plan to extend the operating hours of pubs to 4am to boost the economy, citing the potential for more road accidents and the risk of further Covid-19 infections.Dr Prasit Watanapa, dean of Mahidol University's Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, yesterday expressed his concern about…

PM’s tenure review approaches

The opposition's petition calling for a definitive ruling on when Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha's eight-year premiership should end is expected to be forwarded to the Constitutional Court for a review on Monday.The petition was lodged with parliament president Chuan Leekpai on Wednesday under Section 82 of the constitution, which states that…

Visas extended to boost tourism

Foreigners to get 45 days from Oct 1 The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved longer visas for foreign visitors to the country from Oct 1 until March 31 as part of efforts to revitalise the economy as the pandemic eases, the agency said yesterday.Those with regular visas…

Will justice serve ‘Billy’?

File photo dated Jan 20, 2020 shows a merit-making ceremony is performed for murdered Karen activist Porlajee 'Billy' Rakchongcharoen inside Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi. Porlajee went missing in April 17, 2014 in the custody of park officials in Kaeng Krachan National Park. The activist was helping relatives to…

India at 75, and what might have been

Last Tuesday, on the 75th anniversary of Indian independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to turn India into a developed country within the next 25 years. If all goes well, that could actually come to pass, but it would have to go very well indeed.The demographic and economic signs are…

Apec to cooperate to boost tourism

Ministers vow to work together to raise economic recovery The Ministry of Tourism and Sports concluded the 60th Apec Tourism Working Group Meeting by visiting interesting tourist attractions in Bangkok, such as Talat Noi and Suan Sampran. Tourism ministers from across Asia-Pacific have expressed concerns over the damaging effects of…