October 29, 2003

30,000 Packets of Blood   Head of the Blood Transfusion Unit of the Bali Red Cross, Prof. Dr. AA Gede Sudewa Djelantik said that each year Bali needs 30,000 packets of blood. The Bali Red Cross lacks rhesus negative blood that is common to foreigners while most Indonesians have rhesus positive. “We ask tourists to […]

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October 15,2003

Arrested for Using False Identity A Singaporean, Chua Eng Loo, was arrested at the Immigration Office in Denpasar, on Thursday (25/9) for using a false  identity when he applied for a visa. The Immigration office was suspicious because Loo’s answers during the interview were different from the information he had given upon getting his last […]

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October 1,2003

Expatriate Girls Killed Two young expatriate girls, Hayley Cameron and Olivia Ivanyi, were killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday September 11 shortly after midnight. The accident took place on Jalan Double Six while the girls were riding double, without helmets. Both died at the scene.   Thousands of Sponsored Children in Bali The main problem […]

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September 17, 2003

Visas….again a Question Again the government has changed it’s mind and delayed the start of the proposed Visa on Arrival. According to the latest version, it may start in December. In addition the government is studying whether to allow tourists of certain rich nations (USA, Japan etc.) to be given visa free entry while poorer […]

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Sarcophagus

A sarcophagus was found by laborer Ernadi Sukir, 25, in an irrigation canal in Banjar Lebih, Gianyar. The sarcophagus is estimated to be 5,000 years old. The 165 x 65 cm sarcophagus is now being kept in the Office of Prehistoric Property Bali-West Nusatenggara-East  Nusatenggara. It is in the form of a megalithic turtle. (Nusa […]

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Local News – August 20 2003

Kerobokan Correctional Institution will Isolate Amrozi The Kerobokan Correctional Institution will give special treatment to Amrozi bin H. Nurhasyim, convicted for the Bali bombing. To avoid any threats from other prisoners and any effort to  escape, Amrozi will be closely watched and isolated from the other prisoners. (Nusa Aug. 10)   Gilimanuk Harbor be Equipped […]

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Local News – August 06 2003

Death Sentence Asked for Imam Samudra In the Bali bombing trial on Monday (28/7), general prosecutor I Nyoman Dila demanded the death sentence for suspect Imam Samudra. In the 301 page charge, the prosecutor said that Samudra was proven to have planned the Bali bombing, the bombing in Batam on Christmas Eve, a gold shop […]

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Local News – July 24 2003

Explosives Carrier Arrested Bali Police in Padangbai arrested La, 55, who was found to be carrying 50 small finger-size explosives. Chief of Karangasem Police AKBP Drs Martanto made the announcement on Monday (14/7) in Amlapura. Rp. 8 million cash was also found on him. La said he got the explosives from a man on the […]

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Local News – July 10 2003

Nusa Penida Needs Obstetrician Residents of Nusa Penida urged Klungkung Regency Government to post an obstetrician or a midwife in the Nusa Penida Community Health Center. The birthing process on the island is handled by only one general practitioner and a midwife. Often, patients with serious problems need to be transferred to Klungkung General Hospital. […]

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Local News – June 26 2003

NGO Coalition Demands Governor Fluent in English NGOs, including the coalition Krama Tresna Bali gave to the Bali Representative Council their criteria for Bali Governor candidates. They listed general and special requirements for the governor candidates. The requirements include speaking Indonesian very well and speaking English fluently. “How can a governor be involved in the […]

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