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The adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have crippled the tourism sector of Bali, increased unemployment rates, and caused a partial lockdown devastating local businesses. The government of Denpasar has stepped in to provide some form of relief to its residents. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The Denpasar municipal government plans to …

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The Denpasar Government has decided to extend the partial lockdown until February 18, 2021 as active COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the region. Accordingly, authorities have requested financial aid for local businesses affected by the lockdown. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The partial lockdown will be implemented in 43 villages in …

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The South Denpasar Narcotics Investigation Unit has arrested two suspects on accounts of firearm and drug possession in Denpasar. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) Police made the arrests on Jalan Pulau Bugin, South Denpasar on Friday night (8/1). Suspects include 21-year-old man I Gusti Eka Mahendra from Pecatu, South Kuta and 26-year-old …

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A fatal accident involving two motorcycles on the intersection of Jalan Mahendradata and Jalan Soputan, Denpasar occurred early Sunday morning (10/1). (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yaika) The collision occurred at 2:00am, resulting in the instant loss of 22-year-old Kadek Agus, and injuries to a 16-year-old (initials BP) who maintained consciousness as he …

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A brawl between locals and officials broke out on new year’s eve in Denpasar after security attempted to shut down a party occurring past midnight. As per the Governor’s decree, New Year’s Eve celebrations were prohibited during the pandemic. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) The incident occurred as a group of 20 …

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The Indonesian Tourism Ministry recently granted a stimulus relief package to the Tourism Sector in Bali which was distributed primarily amongst hotels, resorts and restaurants, failing to reach other active components within the industry, such as artists and performers.  (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Upon receiving the grant, the Denpasar Regional Tourism …

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The Head of Denpasar Department of Agriculture, I Gede Ambara Putra (56), died on Friday (25/12) after testing positive with Covid-19. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) Previously, another Denpasar government official, the Head of City Inspectorate, I.B. Sidharta had also died from Covid-19 related causes. Gede Ambara has become the second victim …

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The Gianyar Regency Transportation has collaborated with Denpasar City Transportation to develop a new Denpasar – Ubud travel route for the Trans Metro Dewata Bus in Bali. The plan was initiated to enhance public transportation while reducing road traffic. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) During a press conference on Wednesday (23/12), the …

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A 31-year-old woman, Kadek Redi Areni, lost USD $6,656 (IDR 94 million) of her employer’s money while riding a motorbike on Jalan Raya Denpasar – Singaraja, Baturiti on Saturday (19/12). The Head of Baturiti Police Department, AKP Fachmi Hamdani, confirmed that Areni had lost a large amount of money that belonged to her employer, Manohara …

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A 21-year-old woman working as a prostitute (initials MIS) has filed a police report after being sexually assaulted by an on-duty police officer. She was accompanied by her lawyer at Bali Police Department on Friday (18/12). The woman’s lawyer, Charlie Usfunan explained that his client previously worked at a hotel in Badung District and became …

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Upcoming new year’s celebrations will be different for the people of Denpasar and Bali for many reasons. The regional government is urging residents and visitors to celebrate at home to avoid a large surge in Covid-19 cases. (Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika) During an interview with Denpasar Covid-19 Handling Task Force on …

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