President Granger heads to CARICOM Summit in Grenada

first_img Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… President of Guyana and outgoing Chairman of CARICOM , His Excellency David Granger, will address the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) which will be convened 4-6 July, 2017,in St. George’s Grenada. The Meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister of Grenada Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell. See more in this Department of Public Information, Guyana production: Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 29, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister You may be interested in… Jul 3, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 PM Gonsalves Praises CARICOM Achievements, says Challenges… Opening Ceremony – Media AdvisoryAn Opening Ceremony for the Thirty-Eighth CARICOM Heads of Government meeting will be held on Tuesday 4 July 2017 from 5:00 p.m. at the Grenada Trade Centre, St. Georges. Accredited media representatives are invited to cover this ceremony.  The proceedings will also be streamed Live on the CARICOM Face Book…July 4, 2017In “Grenada”Caribbean energy sector to get transformation supportThe just ended Caribbean Energy Security Summit in Washington gave a commitment to support the Caribbean’s transformation of the energy systems. In a joint statement the Summit pledged to pursue, among other things, comprehensive, planning-based and research-driven approaches to energy transition; the promotion and development of affordable no-or-lower carbon electricity…May 5, 2016In “CARICOM”Regional patriotism, CSME in focus at end-of-summit press conferenceThe CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government recently concluded their Inter-Sessional meeting, which was was held  on February 16 -17, 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana. The meeting ended with a press briefing at the Marriott Hotel, which was addressed by Chairman of the Conference, His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana, Prime…February 27, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

CTO envisions emergence from pandemic as stronger, more determined, more united…

first_img Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC This acknowledgement of the highest order that Caribbean immigrants, including those born in, or cultured by, the Caribbean, have had a highly positive impact on the United States. From the Nevis-born Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers, through to today, the contributions of Caribbean immigrants and their descendants to United States law, culture, politics, medicine, education, media and all walks of life have been immeasurable. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, 3 June, 2020 –  From the very first Caribbean-American Heritage Month in 2006, the United States government has given official recognition to the great contributions of people of Caribbean heritage to the fabric of the nation. Caribbean American Heritage Month is meant to celebrate these contributions while serving as a reminder that the United States would not have been as great a country as it is without its diversity. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Oct 16, 2020 The month of June has since become the period during which every Caribbean immigrant, as well as those of us who live in the Caribbean, unite in our proud display of all that make us among the most creative, production, vibrant, warm and welcoming people in the world. It’s also when the Caribbean Tourism Organization would take this vibrancy energy and diversity to New York during Caribbean Week New York. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Caribbean American Heritage Month 2020, Message by Neil Walters, Secretary-General (Ag), Caribbean Tourism Organization We mourn this loss of life and our hearts ache for the families devastated by the loss of their mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends. You may be interested in… The CTO also applauds and pays homage to the many Caribbean immigrants who join colleagues on the frontline, selflessly giving of themselves as nurses, doctors and other essential workers in the fight against the virus. You are all in our prayers. Oct 15, 2020 Of course, we cannot and ought not forget the contribution of Barbara Lee, the congresswoman from California, who in 2005 introduced the resolution to establish a Caribbean-American Heritage Month, giving official recognition to the region’s contribution to the development of the United States. The senate passed the resolution in February 2006 and President George W. Bush issued the proclamation on 6 June, 2006. More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… However, this year is different. This year we observe Caribbean American Heritage Month during what is one of the most difficult periods in our history and that of the world. The COVID-19 pandemic  has placed economies under tremendous strain, ground life as we’ve known it to a virtual halt, and, frankly, forced fundamental changes to all of our lives. And sadly, it has also taken so many lives, including large numbers of our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 Naturally, Caribbean Week New York has been cancelled due to COVID-19, including our Rum and Rhythm event, which allows the Caribbean Diaspora – our greatest tourism ambassadors and a most trusted and resilient component of the tourism market – and the CTO member countries to celebrate the  rhythms, food and rums of the region, while raising funds to support Caribbean students pursuing studies in tourism and its related subject. As we celebrate Americans with roots in the Caribbean this month, the CTO looks forward to our emergence from this pandemic as a much stronger, more determined and more united people whose contribution to home and adopted home cannot be matched. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CTO Names Gilman Figaro, Founder of the Sunshine Awards, as its 2019 Distinguished Caribbean CitizensBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (14 March 2019) – The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) will present its “Distinguished Caribbean Citizen Award” to Gilman Figaro, founder and chairman of the SUNSHINE Awards, for promoting the Caribbean’s culture around the globe by gripping audiences with exciting and entertaining art forms, including dance, music and poetry.…March 14, 2019In “Business”Caribbean has all attributes for successful tourism destination -CTOThe Caribbean is preparing to observe World Tourism Day on Sunday 27 September, 2015, under the theme `One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities’. In a message to mark the occasion, Mr. Hugh Riley, Secretary-General and CEO of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) said that the theme was a perfect reminder…September 25, 2015In “CARICOM”Caribbean Tourism Organisation undergoes restructuringStatement by Caribbean Tourism Organisation Over the past two decades, there has been much discussion surrounding the promotion and development of tourism in the Caribbean, the world’s most tourism dependent region. While there have been many visions, plans, papers written and philosophies espoused, there has been widespread acceptance that much improvement…October 15, 2019In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

2014 Automotive Lift Institute Board Includes First Associate Class Member

first_imgCalarco was nominated to the board by Associate Class members. His nomination was then approved by the general membership. CORTLAND, N.Y. – The Automotive Lift Institute (ALI) Board of Directors, historically comprised solely of lift manufacturers, will include a representative from the lift inspection side of the business for the first time in 2014. Evan Calarco of Total Tool Ltd. (Castleton, N.Y.) was elected to serve as the board’s first Associate Class member during the annual membership meeting held in Las Vegas on Nov. 4. “The addition to our board of an Associate Class member who represents ALI Certified Lift Inspectors reflects well on the growth of the organization and our vision for the future,” said R.W. “Bob” O’Gorman, ALI president. “There are more than 500 active lift inspector candidates currently in the program, representing more than 300 different organizations. As the Associate Class membership class grows, the influx of new participants will help ALI penetrate deeper into the industry to better educate lift users about equipment safety. Having a lift inspection representative in the boardroom gives us a stronger voice and offers new perspectives, which enables ALI to better serve everyone.” The new Associate Class of ALI membership was created as part of ALI’s Lift Inspector Certification program launched in November 2012. Any North American organization with at least one ALI Certified Lift Inspector on staff may join ALI as an Associate Class member. Associate Class members have access to exclusive industry resources, training materials and discounts. They also vote to put forth the Associate Class member board representative. More than 40 companies have joined ALI as Associate Class members in the past three months.center_img ALI’s 2014 Board also includes Chairman Jerome Lentz of Challenger Lifts (Louisville, Ky.); Douglas Grunnet of Stertil KONI USA (Streator, Ill.); Gary Kennon of Rotary Lift Consolidated (Madison, Ind.); Jeff Kritzer of Bendpak, Inc. (Santa Paula, Calif.); Pete Liebetreu of Hunter Engineering Co. (Bridgeton, Mo.); Stet Schanze of Gray Manufacturing Co., Inc. (St. Joseph, Mo.); and O’Gorman. To learn more about ALI, visit www.autolift.org.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Linde starts up Wisconsin ASU

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Police body cameras not feasible, says officials

first_imgLittle progress will be made for mandated police body cameras from that House Bill 93 currently being considered in the state senate. The bill, which unanimously passed the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee during its first hearing, only requires police departments throughout Florida currently using body camera to regulate officer training, the use of cameras and the management of footage captured.The move comes at a disappointment for police body camera advocates seeking a statewide mandate. But Broward County State Representative Hazel Rogers said that while this demand is “understandable” in light of recent high-profile police shootings, “it may not be practical, as some departments may not be able to afford the cost of the cameras.”Bill 93 sponsor Democrat Shevrin Jones of West Park admits “some departments don’t have the capacity to use the camera, and to impose a mandate would be costly and unfunded.”Calls for state police officers to wear body camera has escalated since last month’s shooting death of church musician Corey Jones, 31, by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer. Jones was shot while waiting by his car on a highway for a tow truck after his car had broken down.Last Sunday, at a vigil held in memory of Jones by Florida’s Black Law Students Association in Lauderdale Lakes, renewed calls were made for mandated police body cameras. The panelists, including Representative Jones and Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, supported the call for Body cameras. Israel told the audience that he would be advocating for the use of body cameras by county police officers.To date, only a few departments in Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach wear body cameras. While no departments in Broward are mandated to wear cameras, officials in Hallandale Beach, Coral Springs and Lauderhill are reviewing the possibilityMiami security consultant Manley Nichols said that while body cameras are “ideal, especially as controversial police shootings escalate, there are serious cost, training, and privacy implications, so this is an innovation that cannot be rushed.”last_img read more

MP statement in Egypt on female MPs immodest clothing stirs anger

first_imgEgyptian MP Suzy Nashed revealed that 89 female MPs filed a complaint to parliamentary speaker Ali Abdelaal over the statement of MP Elhamy Agina, which called on female MPs to wear modest clothing inside the parliament.The female MPs demanded that Agina apologize for his inappropriate statement in front of the House of Representatives.MP Dina Abdel Aziz from Helwan said she rejects Agina’s statement, describing it as provoking, and called for an immediate written apology to all female MPs. “Female MPs headed to the council in the early morning to express their anger toward the irresponsible statement,” she said Wednesday evening.Other MPs expressed solidarity with the female MPs to stress personal freedoms, including the freedom of attire, Abdel Aziz mentioned.MP Mai Mahmoud called on Agina to apologize for his statement, adding that all female MPs wear modest clothes, despite different styles which might differ from one governorate to another.Agina should focus on the laws he wants to amend or approve instead of the clothes of female MPs, Mahmoud said.MP Anisa Hassouna commented on the incident saying that parliament should not indulge in such controversy and called on Agina to apologize for his statement. She added Agina’s statement harmed him rather than the female MPs.“All female MPs are modest. (Agina’s) statement is inappropriate and unacceptable,” said MP Hayam Halawa.MP Mona Mounir rejected Agina’s statement as well and intervention in the personal freedom of citizens in general. She described the statement as provoking.The statement does not deserve a comment, said MP Noha al-Hemeily, the youngest MP in parliament. MP Sara Gad el-Mawla also downplayed Agina’s statement saying that the country needs work, effort and legislation that citizens are awaiting.Agina meanwhile commented on the ongoing controversy saying that media has magnified his statement and tackled it in a way that offended female MPs. Agina pointed out that he criticized casual clothes, like jeans and dresses worn by some female MPs. Agina accused media of twisting his statement, adding that all female MPs are modest and respectable.last_img read more

Zambia -Rwanda sign deals on aviation, defence and extradition

first_imgPresident Kagame is seen off from Kenneth Kaunda airport by President Edgar Lungu of Zambia yesterday. The visit, which was at the invitation of his counterpart President Lungu,was aimed at fostering closer partnership and cooperation between the two nations. (Village Urugwiro) Photo: The New TimesOn his two-day visit to Zambia, Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his counterpart Edgar Lungu have signed three deals.The bilateral agreements focus on aviation, defence and extradition in an effort to strengthen relations between the two nations.Trade between Zambia and Rwanda has been increasing in recent years. Imports from Zambia to Rwanda grew from $2.8 million in 2015 to $11.6 million last year.Zambia, one of the world’s top copper producers, is among the top exporting countries to Rwanda — accounting for almost 3% of total imports in 2016.Rwanda’s national carrier flies to Zambia seven times a week, an indicator of the depth of bilateral relations.“We both aspire to a higher point of life for our people and our continent; we seek a stronger and more unified voice for Africa on the world stage. For this we need deeper ties and greater collaboration. Together, we are stronger and can deliver on these aspirations.” President Kagame said.last_img read more

Cholera outbreak declared in Mozambique a week after Cyclone Kenneth

first_imgMozambique declared free of landmines Cholera outbreak reported in Nairobi Vaccines finally arrive to fight rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Mozambiquecenter_img Medical staff wait to treat patients at a cholera centre set up in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings) Fourteen cholera cases have been confirmed in northern Mozambique following floods caused by a powerful cyclone that battered the country last week, provincial authorities said Friday.Medical staff wait to treat patients at a cholera centre set up in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)While speaking to local television station STV, the provincial health director,  Anastacia Lidimba, said that of the 14 cases, 11 were in the port town of Pemba and three in the district of Mecurifi.Cyclone Kenneth crashed into the province of Cabo Delgado on Thursday last week, flattening entire villages with winds of up to 280 kph (174 mph) and killing at least 41 people.“We were already prepared for that – the health care sector has been on the alert since Cyclone Kenneth started,” Anastacia said.Pemba, a city of 200,000 people and the capital of Cabo Delgado province, is in one of the most cholera-endemic regions in Mozambique, UN humanitarian agency OCHA reported.The World Health Organization on Thursday said that at least 188,676 people were in need of health assistance or were at risk of disease with 17 health facilities damaged and the number expected to increase as inaccessible areas open up.Relatedlast_img read more