PREMIUM‘What are the alternatives?’ Market vendors anxious over upcoming plastic ban in Jakarta

first_imgDespite a recently issued regulation banning single-use plastic bags, vendors in several markets in Jakarta are still left with lingering questions about their business and services to customers as they claim alternatives have yet to be provided by the city administration.Predi, 40, a plastic vendor at Cipete Market in South Jakarta, tends a kiosk selling various plastic products such as plastic cups, kresek (single-use plastic bags) and containers. He said that he was aware of the regulation and was worried about how it would impact his small business.“I know about the rule since the head of the market has informed all vendors here. But what should I do with all of the plastics in my kiosk?,” Predi said on a recent Tuesday.He said he was quite wary the new regulation might cause his small business to shut down. He said plastic bag distrib… Topics : Log in with your social account Facebook PlasticUse plastic-ban plastic-bag market traditional-market PD-Pasar-Jaya Jakarta-administration plastic-waste Google Linkedin Forgot Password ? LOG INDon’t have an account? Register herelast_img read more

Army veteran sentenced 25 years for shooting West Palm Beach VA Medical Center

first_imgAn Army veteran who shot and wounded a doctor at a West Palm Beach VA Medical Center in Riviera Beach last year was sentenced Monday up to 25 years in a mental health facility.According to the FBI, 61-year-old Larry Ray Bon pulled out a small handgun and opened fire Feb. 27, 2019, inside the emergency room at the VA Medical Center, striking at least two people. One of those people was a doctor who suffered minor injuries.A judge accepted the plea deal for Larry Ray Bon during a sentencing hearing held via video conferencing. The judge said Bon “will be a very old man if he is ever released from custody.”According to testimony, Bon is currently in poor health. Bon could face up to 25 years in a treatment facility.When he  is mentally able Bon will be brought back to court and sentenced between 12.5 and 25 years.last_img read more