AL-RAY AL-AAM: Sanaa weekly, 1-9-98. [Archives:1998/36/Press Review]

September 7 1998

Main Headline:
1- People in Taiz demand compensation for damages to their property when the Sabaa contracting company, building the Taiz-Sabr road, failed to remove debris blocking the course of flood water. The strong current diverted its course towards the peoples’ houses.
2- A big mass rally was organized in Sanaa in protest over the US bombing of Sudan and Afghanistan.
3- Workers in the Mukallah Fish Canning Factory strongly reject its intended privatization.
4- Yemeni coast guards have apprehended 3 foreign ships fishing illegally off the coast of Hodeida. The ships’ owners are fined a total of $100,000.
5- Financed by the Chinese government, work on the ‘Friendship Fly-over’ will resume after the rainy season.

Article Summary:
Sheraton Manager Detained
The Sanaa Court of Appeal has ordered the Sheraton hotel to pay its former employee – Aziz Tanios – $32,925 in addition to legal fees as a compensation for his unfair dismissal. If the money is not paid, the court will sell a Mercedes car belonging to the hotel, which was seized for this purpose. If the sale of the car raises insufficient monies the court will seize some of the hotel’s assets. The Sheraton’s manager, a Swiss national, was detained for several hours in connection with the case.