July 2020

The Pandemic’s Toll on Women COVID-19 Is Gender-Blind, But Not Gender-Neutral

A health worker demonstration in Paris, France, June 2020
Martin Barzilai / HAYTHAM-REA / Re dux
It began as a mysterious disease, a novel coronavirus soon designated SARS-CoV-2. As countries shut down their economies to slow its spread, it became a global recession as well. Then, in April, the United Nations warned of another dimension to the emergency—a “shadow pandemic” of violence against women raging behind closed doors.

Post-Cabinet Press Briefing: Meeting 2020-24: 14th July

The Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Inter-Ministerial Task Force on COVID-19, Honourable Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi, presented the weekly Report on the National Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak, which was adopted by Cabinet.  Cabinet was informed that, out of the ninety-one thousand one hundred and three (91 103) tests conducted throughout the country, one thousand and thirty-four (1 034) were confirmed COVID-19 positive, compared to the seven hundred and thirty-four (734) cases reported on 6 July, 2020.

National Payment Systems Act

AN ACT to provide for the recognition, operation, regulation and supervision of systems for the clearing of payment instructions between financial institutions, for the netting or other settlement of obligations arising from such clearing and the discharge of indebtedness arising from such netting or settlement; to make provision for the finality of payments and settlements made in accordance with such systems; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.

SI 2020-166 Vehicle Registration and Licensing (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 21)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development has, in terms of section 52 of the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act [Chapter 13:14], made the following regulations:—

1. These regulations may be cited as the Vehicle Registration and Licensing (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 21).

SI 2020-164 Customs and Excise (Electrical Manufacturers) (Rebate) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 10)

IT is hereby notified that the Minister of Finance and Economic Development has, in terms of section 235, as read with section 120, of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02], made the following regulations:—
These regulations may be cited as the Customs and Excise (Electrical Manufacturers) (Rebate) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 (No. 10).

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