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PREMIUMIndonesia raises spending for COVID-19 as G20 pledges coordinated response

first_imgForgot Password ? Topics : Google Linkedin Indonesia is preparing new measures that include cash transfers for underprivileged families and laid-off employees affected by COVID-19 and fundraising for health care, as the G20 nations pledge a coordinated response to the coronavirus to prevent spillover effects on the economy.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said the government was considering raising the amount of social funds for more than 15 million underprivileged families, adding the government would also roll out a training program and provide Rp 1 million (US$ 61.24) for laid-off employees for three months.“We will help our communities to survive and receive essential goods while also obeying the government’s policy to reduce activities to contain the spread of the virus,” Sri Mulyani told reporters in a teleconferenced briefing on Tuesday following a meeting with finance ministers and central … LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account Facebook Indonesia finance-ministry COVID-19 budget-reallocation stimulus-package health regional-government budget-deficitlast_img read more

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Father of 5 killed while going to purchase bread

first_imgAccident at Wallers DelightPolice say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred around 21:00h on Tuesday night on the Wallers Delight Public Road, West Coast Demerara (WCD) that resulted in the death of pedestrian Mohamed Nazim, age 44.Felicia Persaud, 30, the daughter-in-law of the deceased, was injured in theMohamed Nazimaccident. The vehicle involved in the accident, a Jeep bearing registration plates PTT 779, was driven by a 43-year-old resident of Meten-Meer-Zorg, WCD.According to the Police, the vehicle was proceeding East along the northern carriageway, allegedly at a fast rate. It struck the pedestrians who, along with other family members, were crossing the road from South to North.In an unconscious state, Nazim and Persaud were rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital.However, Nazim died while receiving medical attention and Persaud was treated and admitted in a stable and now conscious condition. The driver who was administered a breathalyser test and found to have negative alcohol readings in his breath, has since been detained and is assisting with the investigation.The dead man was reportedly struck down by the vehicle as he was walking with his son and daughter-in-law to a nearby shop to purchase a loaf of bread.The deceased, who resided at Wallers Delight, leaves to mourn five children who at the time of his death, were all in his care since their mother passed away three years ago.last_img read more

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Employee Benefits named PensionsBenefits Publication of the Year

first_imgEmployee Benefits has been named Pensions/Benefits Publication of the Year at the 2016 Willis Towers Watson Media Awards, winning the accolade for the second year in a row.The annual industry media awards, now in its eleventh year, recognises excellence in business journalism, focusing on the areas of HR, pensions, benefits and institutional investment.Louise Fordham, deputy editor of Employee Benefits, also won the HR Technology Journalist of the Year category.The winners of the Willis Towers Watson Media Awards were announced yesterday (13 July) during an evening ceremony at the Willis Towers Watson offices in central London.The Publication of the Year categories are decided by public vote, and the individual journalist categories are determined by an expert judging panel.Nicolas Aubert, head of Willis Towers Watson for Great Britain, said: “Our panel of judges were highly impressed with the quality, diversity and engaging style of this year’s media award submissions.“The media plays a vital role in providing analysis and commentary on the issues that matter as well as introducing new information to the industry. This year’s winners are a great example of how the media can bring difficult and important issues to the front of people’s mind and encourage solutions to be found through analysis and debate.”Sign up to Employee Benefits to receive the latest news, analysis and information on pensions and benefits.last_img read more

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