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Dutch team urges more proactive approach to flood management

-warns of collapse of ‘vulnerable’ system in extreme conditions

A largely reactive approach to flood situations has worked well under the circumstances but the current flood management system is vulnerable and may collapse dramatically under extreme conditions, according to a report from a Dutch risk reduction team, which has urged a more proactive approach.

Gov’t exploring special prosecutors’ office

-Teixeira warns against witch-hunting

Government is awaiting advice on the feasibility of setting up a Special Prosecutors’ Office to handle high-profile cases but opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has voiced concern about the move, saying that it will be yet “another attempt to witch-hunt political opponents.” Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman made the announcement of the possible establishment of the office during a post-Cabinet press briefing on Thursday.

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