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2008-09-20 12:00:28

Text of report by Edwin Agola entitled "Magufuli hikes foreign trawler fees" published by Tanzanian newspaper The Guardian website on 20 September The government has increased fishing license fees for foreign vessels. Announcing the new rates in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the minister for livestock development and fisheries, John Magufuli, said foreign Pursen seiner vessels would now be paying 12,000 dollars for three months or 5,000 dollars per month instead of 16,000 dollars they were...

2008-07-24 00:00:29

By Evangeline Majawat KUALA LUMPUR: Singapore's claims of territorial waters and an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) around Pedra Branca contravene the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) 1982, of which it is a signatory. All 156 states, including Malaysia and Singapore, who have signed and ratified the convention are legally bound to its principles. Established on Dec 10, 1982, Unclos is the international regime of law which governs all uses of the sea and its...

2008-06-15 21:00:08

By Evangeline Majawat THE Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks decision by the International Court of Justice has thrown the spotlight on previously unknown, and even uncared for, islands, shoals, rocks and other maritime features. Maritime Institute of Malaysia director-general Datuk Cheah Kong Wai and Research Fellow Capt Rakish Suppiah explain to EVANGELINE MAJAWAT just what ownership of these dots in the ocean means. Q: What are the international maritime laws which govern the seas?...

2007-07-26 03:15:49

By Prows, Peter The 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) represents the culmination of thousands of years of international relations, conflict, and now nearly universal adherence to an enduring order for ocean space that is the most significant achievement for international law since the U.N. Charter. UNCLOS establishes international property law erga omnes that, by legal and political necessity, required a bargained consensus to be effective. This bargain, in...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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