Bill aims to end Agribusiness Development Corporation | The Garden Island

Bill aims to end Agribusiness Development Corporation | The Garden Island

KEKAHA — A recent state audit of the Agribusiness Development Corporation has led to the formulation of a bill that could put an end to the agency. The debate on what to do with the audit is currently in the state Legislature. The state’s House Finance Committee unanimously advanced the bill Thursday that would abolish […]

Bangladesh Moves Thousands More Rohingya To Remote Island

Officials said more than 3,000 Rohingya would be taken to Bhashan Char island from congested camps

Bangladesh authorities on Friday moved more than 1,750 Rohingya Muslims to a controversial island in the Bay of Bengal despite complaints made by refugees already there. Officials said over 3,000 Rohingya would be taken by boat to Bhashan Char island on Friday and Saturday from congested camps on Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar. A Navy ship […]

Bangladesh sends third group of Rohingya refugees to island

A Rohingya refugee child carries a younger child and walks to board a naval vessel to be relocated to to the island of Bhasan Char

Authorities in Bangladesh have sent a third group of Rohingya refugees to a newly developed island in the Bay of Bengal despite calls by human rights groups for a halt to the process. The government insists the relocation plan is meant to offer better living conditions while attempts to repatriate more than 1 million refugees […]

Rohingya refugees hope for better life as Bangladesh moves them to remote island

Rohingya refugees hope for better life as Bangladesh moves them to remote island

DHAKA: A second group of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were on Tuesday taken to an island in the Bay of Bengal to start new lives, despite UN concerns for their welfare. The Bangladeshi navy provided transport for 1,804 Rohingya Muslim refugees — members of an ethnic and religious minority group who have fled violence and persecution […]

1,800 Rohingya relocated to isolated island

Rohingya refugees wait in a naval ship to be transported to an isolated island in the Bay of Bengal, in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Seven Bangladesh navy ships carrying 1,804 Rohingya refugees have arrived at an isolated island where they will be relocated despite concerns among human rights groups about their safety. They reached Bhashan Char island, 21 miles from the mainland, after a four-hour naval journey from the port city of Chittagong, government official Mohammed Khurshed Alam Khan […]

Bangladesh Ships 1,804 Rohingya to Isolated Island

Bangladesh Ships 1,804 Rohingya to Isolated Island

It was the second group of Rohingya refugees transferred from crowded, squalid camps in Cox’s Bazar district to the island. Authorities sent a first group of 1,642 on Dec. 4 despite calls for a halt by human rights groups. Rear Admiral Md Mozammel Haque, commander of the local navy, said the number of refugees willing […]