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Panel raises concerns over Andaman water aerodrome project

Hindustan Times 11 May 2021
The aim of the project, part of the Centre’s Udan scheme (for regional airport development), is to connect remote areas of the island to Port Blair to promote tourism “resulting in growth in economic condition,” the minutes of the EAC meeting held on April 12 and published earlier this month stated.

Biloela family: Locked up by Australia for three years

Yahoo Daily News 11 May 2021
The two sisters at home in Biloela (left) and at their detention centre on Christmas Island (right) ... In 2019, her family was sent to a detention centre on Christmas Island, an Australian outpost in the Indian Ocean ... Kopi, as she's known to her friends, is allowed to go to school on the island ... Priya spoke to the BBC from Christmas Island.

More than 2000 illegals land on Lampedusa within hours

Free West Media 11 May 2021
More than 2000 illegal migrants have arrived on the Italian Mediterranean island of Lampedusa in the past few hours. As of Monday morning, the authorities registered 20 boats that landed on the island belonging to the region of Sicily in the past 24 hours, reported Italian media. The reception centre is already completely overcrowded.

Arrivals of migrants on Italian island of Lampedusa swell past 2,100 in 24 hours

The National 11 May 2021
Hundreds of migrants have arrived on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa which has struggled to manage the influx in recent days ... Hundreds arrive on Italian island of Lampedusa amid latest rescue boat dispute. Some migrants were forced to sleep on the docking area after the island's processing centre 200-plus capacity was surpassed.

Italy to ask EU to pay Libya to stop migrant departures – newspaper

Metro USA 11 May 2021
The Italian island of Lampedusa — one of the main landing points for people trying to get ... The migrants, arriving on small and perilous boats run by people-traffickers, have overwhelmed the tiny island’s reception centre and are now being transferred elsewhere in Italy.

2,500ac of Department-controlled land not looked at in 50 years – secretary-general

Irish Independent 11 May 2021
Most of them, I would suggest, have very little value ... The Department also owns other lands, including those on which its laboratories are located, the potato testing centre in Raphoe, and Haulbowline Island, on which the Naval Headquarters is located, and which is in the process of being transferred to the Department of Defence ... .

More than 2,000 migrants arrive on Italian island in 24 hours

The Observer 10 May 2021
More than 2,000 people have arrived on Lampedusa in 24 hours as people smugglers took advantage of calm seas to launch at least 20 boats, pushing the reception centre on the tiny Italian island to its limit ... Four boats carrying 635 passengers arrived overnight, after 1,400 migrants had arrived on the island on Sunday.

Hundreds of migrants cross from Libya, Tunisia into Italy

The Arab Weekly 10 May 2021
ROME--More than 1,400 migrants arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa at the weekend, media reports said Sunday ... By late afternoon, at least nine full boats disembarked their passengers on the island, which has an initial processing centre for migrants coming ashore and requesting asylum.

Crew of Galway trawler rescued from rough seas off Cork coast

The Irish Times 10 May 2021
The Maria Magdalena III signalled for assistance at about 11am on Sunday and the Irish Coast Guard Marine Rescue Co-ordination Centre on Valentia Island in Co Kerry began an operation to assist the damaged 33-year-old trawler ... .

Puducherry achieves 100% tap water connection in rural areas under JJM

Hindustan Times 10 May 2021
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 10.16 PM IST ... All 1.16 lakh rural households in Puducherry have tap water supply now, it said. With this, the Union Territory became the fourth State/UT after Goa, Telangana and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to provide assured tap water supply to every rural home under the Centre's flagship programme by 2024 ... ....

House prices increased 21% in the last year, despite action to slow growth

RNZ 09 May 2021
There had been strong growth in the regions as well with Wairoa topping the list of provincial centres in the North Island with prices rising by an average of 21.8 percent over the last three months. In the South Island, Buller leads all provincial centres with house prices rising 16.6 percent this quarter.

House prices increase 21%, despite attempts to brake growth

NewstalkZB 09 May 2021
There had been strong growth in the regions as well, with Wairoa topping the list of provincial centres in the North Island with prices rising by an average of 21.8 per cent over the past three months. In the South Island, Buller leads all provincial centres with house prices rising 16.6 per cent this quarter.

Chatham Islands population to get Covid-19 vaccination in one go

NewstalkZB 09 May 2021
Chatham Islands residents are set to get their Covid-19 vaccines - and everyone will receive their jab in one go to avoid wastage ... All vaccinations, apart from those for Pitt Island and Rangiauria residents, will take place at the Chatham Islands Health Centre ... the Chatham Islands.

This tiny Italian island has one big secret... it's PERFECT! Sleepy Procida has been named ...

The Daily Mail 09 May 2021
As you arrive, this is the first glimpse you will have of Procida, a picture-postcard-perfect Italian island that’s recently been chosen as Italy’s next Capital of Culture ... At La Pergola, in the centre of the island, you sit under trees laden with lemons, the sharp scent filling the air, and feast on spaghetti alle vongole and lemon tiramisu.

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