The bottom line of all the problems in the Islands was corruption: Lt. Governor

Port Blair, Dec. 2: A delegation of the Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry led by its President called on the Lt. Governor of A&N Islands on 25th November 2022 to discuss on issues related to the economic development of the Islands.

During the meeting, the Chamber expressed its disappointment on the Islands recently being in the news for all the wrong reasons and also conveyed to his Excellency the pain of the business community since March of 2020 and the fact that the economy, especially tourism, has not even reached 50 percent of pre-covid levels.  They also expressed their anguish and concern that over the last year or so the business community have had to face lot of difficulties due to an atmosphere of fear which had been created and quite a few members had to face humiliation, coercion and vindictive actions.

Port Blair, Dec. 2: Division of Animal Science, ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair conducted series of workshop for five days on Improvement and Conservation of Native Poultry at tribal farming community Chingen Village, Campbell Bay and Kinmai, Tapoiming, Malacca and Perka villages, Car Nicobar from 24-28, November 2022 under Scheduled Tribal Component in collaboration with DBT-Biotech Kisan Hub. Shri. Hilton, 1st Captain, Chingen Village, Campbell Bay and 1st Captains viz., Shri. Ireneous Benjamin, (Kinmai), Shri. Kishore, (Tapoiming), Shri. Micah (Malacca) and Shri. Paul David (Perka) Tribal Farming Community, Car Nicobar along with 167 tribal farmers including 90 women tribal farmers participated in the programme.

Port Blair, Dec. 2: Adding yet another feather in her cap, R Kashthuri Bhai, a class VIII student of GDMS Port Blair, becomes the first A & N Islands’ chess player to have opened international Rating both in Standard and Rapid Formats of Chess game as per the latest International Ratings published by the World Chess Federation on 30th November 2022. She recently participated in back to back Rapid Tournaments at Bengaluru & Hyderabad and following excellent performance, she managed to open International Rapid Rating. As per the latest ratings published on 30th Nov 2022, her Standard Format Rating is 1513 and Rapid Rating is 1563.

Port Blair, Dec. 2: In line with the continuous efforts of DSS for providing safe ship and safety of passengers, DSS conducted a Safety Mock drill on board MV Juhi today.  A large number of local passengers availing the ferry services participated in the drill.  A scenario of man overboard was created. Subsequent to above created situation, emergency alarm was raised by the vessel and all immediate precautionary measures were taken by the vessel for the safety of fellow passengers. Proper look out were posted to locate the drifting person and same was also informed to Afloat Communication Centre for shore assistance.

Port Blair, Dec. 2: The CPI (M) has demanded immediate posting of sufficient number of medical officers including Specialist doctors and Nursing Staff to Dr Rajendra Prasad District Hospital, Mayabunder. In a letter sent to the Commissioner-cum-Secretary (Health), A & N Administration, Shri D. Ayyappan, Secretary, CPI (M) A & N State Organising Committee while referring to his recent visit to the said hospital during a tour to North Andaman, said that there is acute shortage of medical officers and Specialist doctors in the District Hospital.