Shaab’s red tide ‘toxic’
KUWAIT: Secretary general of Kuwait Environment Protection Society (KEPS) Wejdan Al-Oqab stressed that the black slick spotted Sunday afternoon off Al-Shaab coast consists of dark red poisonous seaweeds that are very harmful for marine species. She added that fish feeding on those weeds would be dangerous for human consumption because they would become highly toxic. She added that such seaweeds form naturally in case they find enough adequate nutrition. The Environment Public Authority had confirmed that the slick was created by a stretch of red tide.
No heavy rain
Meteorological expert Essa Ramadan strongly denied social media stories about heavy rain and floods in Kuwait which were rumored to happen within the coming few days. He indicated that today’s weather would be cloudy to partly cloudy with light to moderate south easterly changing to north westerly winds, with speed of 15 - 40 km/h, and with a chance for scattered rain. Ramadan strongly denied the possibility of having floods like those in Jordan because Jordanian terrain was different and Kuwait’s infrastructure was more efficient. Further, Ramadan stressed that winter had not yet started in Kuwait and that temperatures would rise again to 30 degrees next week, adding that winter would start by December.
The criminal court yesterday sentenced four suspects to 10 years in jail with hard labor and two others to five years with hard labor over a murder case that happened at the Khairan resort. The six suspects were arrested hours after the murder, and the first one was charged with first degree murder, four were charged with assault and the sixth was charged as the owner of the crime scene.