AL-TAREEQ: Aden weekly, 31-3-98. [Archives:1998/14/Press Review]

April 6 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- Tribal leaders in Hadhramaut demand a swift tracking and arrest of Sheikh Bin Habreesh’s assassins in order to avoid a bloody tribal war.
2- Recently sentenced to death for high treason, former Socialist Party leader Ali Salim Al-Beedh: ‘The real court of justice to look into the blow to Yemen’s unity is that of the people and history.’
3- Number of Yemeni pilgrims to Mecca has dropped this year due to high fees demanded by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Guidance.
4- Opposition Coordination Council in Hadhramaut demands the annulling of recent sentences on “secessionist” leaders and starting a process of national reconciliation.
Article Summary:
Fisheries Staff Complain
A number of sea captains, naval engineers, and sailors have complained that companies working in the fisheries sector do not adhere to the agreement made with the Ministry of Fisheries to have at least 50% of their employees from the Ministry’s cadres. Fishing companies employ mainly foreign workers, complained the Yemeni staff. Some of the Yemeni has been employed as ship inspectors, upon and a directive by the Minister of Fisheries.