MECA’S ANNUAL CAMPAIGN TO PROTECT CORALS REEFS UNDERWAY

By: Chandrani Banerjee MUSCAT: As part of its annual campaign to involve fishermen in saving coral reefs, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA), in collaboration with the ministries of Tourism and Agriculture and Fisheries, is organising a series of lectures across the sultanate. The lectures focus on measures needed to protect the marine environment. Hilal Mohammed al Nabhani, head of the coastal zone management section, MECA said, “We…

Acts of fraud

By: James Harbridge _: In April 2009, the Supreme Court issued a judgment regarding criminal culpability for acts of fraud.In this particular case, a group of people formed a company and subsequently undertook an aggressive marketing campaign in order to attract investors. The company successfully raised a considerable amount of money. As part of the fraudulent scheme, the company issued invalid cheques as a purported payout on the investments. Legal…

AHMAD GRABS POLE AT OULTON PARK

By: Muscat Daily staff writer _: Oman's ace racer Ahmad al Harthy delivered a career-best qualifying performance to secure pole position for the opening round of the 2014 season of the British GT Championship at the Oulton Park International Circuit, UK, on Saturday. The Oman Racing Team driver posted the quickest lap of 1m36.147s at the 4.33km Cheshire track to finish on top of the 31-car grid in race one…

APPEALS COURT ORDERS RO76,000 IN DAMAGES TO ACCIDENT VICTIM

By: Muscat Daily staff writer MUSCAT: The Muscat Appeals Court, ruling in favour of an Indian accident victim, has ordered paying him RO76,000 as compensation. The victim's lawyers are calling this one of the biggest amount ordered to be paid as damages in an accident case. The victim, 42 year old Sunil Surendran, worked as an automobile workshop assistant in Nizwa. He met with an accident on June 4, 2012…

NATIONAL BANK OF OMAN CONDUCTS STAFF PROGRAMME TO ENHANCE NEGOTIATION SKILLS

MUSCAT: The National Bank of Oman’s Academy of Excellence, the training arm of the bank, recently conducted a training programme titled ‘Effective Negotiation Skills’. The course was designed with the objective to help employees aim for a win-win outcome using strategies and techniques which respect the other party and also are transparent. The programme was specially designed By: the Academy of Excellence, tailored to the needs of participants, and delivered…

AMIR CONGRATULATES GCC LEADERS ON “POSITIVE” FMS’ MEETING OUTCOME

KUWAIT, April 20-- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has congratulated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries' leaders for "positive and constructive" outcome of the GCC Foreign Ministers' meeting last Thursday. The Amir, in a cable, congratulated the GCC leaders for the consensus among the foreign ministers which reflected the desire of the GCC leaders to sustainable march of the six-member Arab Gulf bloc. Sheikh Sabah said the consensus has…

KUWAIT:NINTH URINARY TRACT SURGEONS’ CONF. BEGINS

KUWAIT, April 20-- The ninth urinary tract surgeons' conference got underway here on Saturday with conferees set to shed light on treatment of various ailments namely urinary tract stones. The conference is an opportunity for doctors and surgeons to examine latest techniques and methods for treating urinary diseases and conditions, said Minister of Health Dr. Ali Al-Obaidi, in a statement addressed at the inaugural session on his behalf by the…

MILITARY, ECONOMIC CO-OP WITH KUWAIT THRIVING IN PAST YEARS – US AMB. TUELLER

KUWAIT, April 18 -- Military and economic relations between the US and Kuwait have been progressing at a steady and remarkable pace in past years, US Ambassador to Kuwait Matthew H. Tueller said. He said this in a press roundtable held Thursday over the ambassador's view on series of issues, mainly the US-Kuwaiti relations during his three term which is about to end shortly. On US military commitment to Kuwait,…