The law in Kenya currently requires businesses that are unable to pay their debts when due, to cease operations and file for administration or liquidation or commence voluntary arrangements with creditors. Given the massive number of businesses that have had to shut their doors completely (including hotels and lodges, cinemas and gyms to name but a few) or substantially reduce their operations (restaurants, shops and manufacturers of non-essential products), it is necessary for the law to provide some other mechanism to allow businesses to survive this period without having to close their doors for good because they have no other option. … [Read more...] about Making insolvency laws in Kenya more suitable in the face of Covid-19
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Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, using his powers under the fifth schedule of the Constitution of India, amended the Recognition of Forest Rights Act (2006) which regularises tribal’s encroachment on forest land and allowed an appeal against the decision of district committee at divisional level. However, tribal rights activists are not happy with the move and they say it will only lead to delays and waste of resources of poor tribal’s. The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) alliance government in 2006 passed the law giving rights to tribal communities over their lands which were not recognised since British Raj days as it was considered to be forest land and their farming was considered to be an encroachment on forest land. The rules under the Act were framed in 2008. However, Koshyari using his powers under Schedule 5 of the Constitution issued a notification amending the act and creating a committee at a divisional level where appeals of tribal can be … [Read more...] about Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari amends Tribal Rights Act; activists not happy with the move
Former transport minister Mr Freeman tweeted: 'After 48hrs & c1000 emails from constituents expressing outage at the PM's Chief of Staff breaking the lockdown & not apologising, it's clear that public anger at the betrayal of their trust & compliance now risks a collapse of respect for HMG public health advice. DC has to go.' … [Read more...] about Durham Police investigation finds that Dominic Cummings DIDN’T break lockdown rules with 260-mile trip to find childcare – but ‘might have’ breached guidance with drive to Barnard Castle to test his eyesight
Queensland – You can only go to the gym for personal training; they are still closed to groups. But, under the current laws, up to 10 people can gather outside, meaning that groups of 10 or less can play outdoor non-contact sport together. Outdoor group training and boot camps are also allowed. Parks, playgrounds, skateparks and pools have reopened to gatherings of up to 10 people at a time. You can now take day-trips for recreational purposes, within certain distances (see ‘How far can I travel’ above) and national parks have reopened, so weekend hikes are a live option. From 12 June, up to 20 people will be allowed to gather inside and outside. Gyms, health clubs, yoga studios and community sports clubs will be allowed to reopen to up to 20 people at a time. The state government plans to increase this number to 100 people from 10 July. … [Read more...] about Australia’s coronavirus lockdown rules and restrictions explained: how far can I travel, and can I have people over?
“Washington-based federal agencies and bureaucrats make important decisions that impact the lives of Iowans, and all Americans. Yet, how can these rule makers fully consider and understand the effects of their decisions when those who are most impacted by their rules and regulations are out-of-sight and out-of-mind? We need to fix that,” Ernst said in a statement Thursday. … [Read more...] about Joni Ernst Reintroduces Swamp Act to Move Federal Agencies Out of Swamp