British tourist wins tattoo case

November 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, 17 November 2017: Sri Lanka’s top court. Wednesday, awarded compensation to a British woman arrested for sporting a Buddha tattoo, saying the nurse was subjected to “horrifying and scandalous treatment” by local authorities.

Naomi Michelle Coleman was detained in prison in 2014 after touching down in Colombo, where police in the Buddhist-majority country took offence to the tattoo on her arm.

Coleman, a devout Buddhist, was deported three days later by a local magistrate in a scandal that embarrassed Sri Lanka’s tourism board. Read more

Laos rethinks rail compensation

September 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Laos PDR, News

VIENTIANE, 31 August 2017: Lao PDR has assured village communities it will improve compensation payments to expropriate land needed for the China- Laos high-speed railway.

The national news agency reported, Thursday, that Deputy Minister of Public Works and Transport, Bounchan Chanthawng, had hosted consultative meeting to mediate terms covering compensation for communities affected by the construction of the railway project.

The meeting was held earlier in the week in Luang Prabang. Read more

Munoz not heading for UA chair

April 24, 2017 by  
Filed under AMERICAS, Aviation, News

NEW YORK, 24 April 2017: United Airlines said Friday it no longer plans to name chief executive Oscar Munoz chairman as it revised its compensation programme following an uproar over its treatment of a passenger.

Munoz and the airline were slammed with heavy criticism after a passenger was violently dragged off a United flight earlier this month in an incident that sparked global outrage.

Under the previous plan, Munoz had been slated to assume the chairman’s role in 2018. But the company amended its contract with Munoz to remove that provision. Read more