Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

first_img Sep 30, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Sep 8, 2020 PM Holness, Four Ministers Sworn Into Office Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Read more at: Jamaica Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Oct 2, 2020 Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo via JIS) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 5) urged his colleague Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to fully implement the Single Market and Economy, CSME. The Prime Minister was contributing to discussions on the CSME during the first plenary session at the 38th Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grand Anse, Grenada. “The true expression of the realisation of the integration dream is to get the CSME going and we have to have the resolve as leaders to do this. It is how our people will experience true development and prosperity. And so, Jamaica wants to urge members to seriously put our efforts and commitment behind the CSME,” said Prime Minister Holness. Mr. Holness said regional leaders have been speaking about implementing a CSME for too long with little action. Jamaica PM calls for Global Plan Similar to Marshall Plan Grand Anse and beyondToday, we continue to place the spotlight on Grenada ahead of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. We flash back through Grenada’s milestones as a champion of closer integration among the territories of the Region. The Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government will…July 4, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM Single ICT Space Integrated Work Plan and Budget approvedJust five months after signing off on the Vision and Roadmap for the CARICOM Single ICT Space, Heads of Government have signalled that their approval for its Work Plan and Budget. The Single ICT Space represents the digital arm of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The approval was…July 7, 2017In “Anguilla”CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in BarbadosAs a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic direction will meet today to iron out challenges to the way forward. This ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial…September 5, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Eaton Names David Foster Senior VP, Corporate Development and Treasury

first_imgCLEVELAND — Eaton Corp. has named David Foster senior vice president, corporate development and treasury, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Foster will be responsible for corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning, and treasury activities, including capital market and foreign exchange transactions, insurance, and cash management. He will report to Richard Fearon, Eaton vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer.   Foster succeeds Kurt McMaken, who has been named vice president, finance and planning, Electrical Sector for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, reporting to Frank Campbell, president, Electrical Sector, Europe, effective Aug. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Foster joined Eaton in 1993 as a general ledger accountant. He held the positions of finance director and controller in the Automotive Group and was named vice president, Finance, Asia Pacific Region in 2008. Prior to joining Eaton, he worked for Hydro Aluminum Bohn and Franklin Financial Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in management from Kettering University in Michigan. Foster will be based at Eaton’s world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

DEC To Rescind Sand Land’s Permit

first_imgOpponents of Sand Land, the sand mine and composting facility in Noyac, cheered the decision last week of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to rescind its mining permit and order the reclamation of the site.Sand Land has been in its opponents’ crosshairs for more than a decade after neighbors began complaining about it and the Southampton Town Zoning Board of Appeals issued a ruling that limited activities at the property. Most recently, the 50-acre facility off Millstone Road has come under fire after water tests conducted by the Suffolk County Department of Health Services turned up elevated levels of lead, manganese, and other pollutants from test wells at the site.“It is a reversal for the DEC, which had refused to take action, despite the protestations of the public for many years,” said New York State Assemblyman Fred Thiele, who has been a vocal opponent of the operation. “It is a victory for the environment and for the public health.”“We couldn’t be happier,” added Adrienne Esposito, the director of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment, which joined the Group for the East End and the Noyac Civic Council in calling for Sand Land to be shut down. “Finally, protecting the groundwater is prioritized over a sand mine conducting illegal activity,” she said.“It’s been a long time coming,” added Elena Loreto, president of the Noyac Civic Council, “but the thing we are most concerned about is that the aquifer gets cleaned up. We don’t see that in there.”But John Tintle, the owner of Wainscott Sand & Gravel, which owns and operates the site, vowed to fight to remain in business. Tintle said he would seek a hearing on the DEC’s latest decision, which was outlined in a letter sent September 10 by Daniel Whitehead, the director of the DEC’s Division of Environmental Permits, and would also move forward with a separate application to renew the sand mining permit for the site.Tintle said he was surprised by the DEC’s decision to rescind his permit. “I’ve always been in the good graces of the DEC,” he said on September 17.He charges that his business, which expanded into mulching to help the town dispose of debris from Hurricane Bob in 1991 and also began recycling construction debris, has been targeted by neighbors, who see it as a drag on their rising property values. The sand pit is south of the Bridge golf club and a number of house lots that were included in that development. Woodland to the south and east has also been developed over the years with large homes.Tintle said he believed the county’s water tests contained misleading information and said he had opposed the county coming onto his property last year because he did not trust its testing protocol.He said he informed the DEC and the landscapers who haul leaves, tree branches, and other vegetative waste to the site that he would no longer accept material effective September 1, but he insisted there was still valuable sand to be mined, contrary to the DEC’s claim that there was very little left.“The reason I don’t give up is because there are tons of minerals to be reclaimed here and I intended to do that,” he said of the sand and gravel that gave the property its name.Esposito, though, was skeptical. She said in seeking an expansion of his mining permit, Tintle had essentially “admitted he’s out of sand. That’s why he needs an expansion.”Thiele said he believed the fight would go on. “There will be more hearings and there will be more litigation,” he said. “But this may be the beginning of the end.” Tintle, however, said he planned to continue his fight and had no intention of giving up any time Sharelast_img read more

Praxair reports record sales in Q4

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Doing a disservice

first_img David McIntosh QC, council member and past-president, the Law Society; chair, City of London Law Society; senior consultant, Rodney Warren & Co Mr Digby-Bell is entitled to his opinions, which he is rarely slow to publicise. In doing so in his letter without a word in advance or participation in the council’s debates, he belittles the considerable efforts of the Law Society and its president in fighting for access to justice and against the government’s threatening legal aid cuts. I doubt that many of the Gazette’s readers or those who voted for him are aware that, of the last 20 council meetings he has been eligible to attend, he has only turned up to seven. Had he paid more attention or enquired, his observations would have been better informed. The views he expressed are not shared by the national or City of London law societies; something I am qualified to make clear because of my roles in both, and my regular attendances at their meetings.last_img read more

The power of written poetry

first_img The Athlone Young Poets from Belgravia High School had their work published in a London-based anthology, called herstories in verse. 1 of 2 The Athlone Young Poets from Belgravia High School had their work published in a London-based anthology, called herstories in verse. There is power in the written word and there is still a place for poetry among the youth.This is the sentiment of the Athlone Young Poets, a group of Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils from Belgravia High School, who had their work published in a London-based anthology, called herstories in verse.The Athlone Young Poets was started by Toni Stuart, a poet, performer and spoken word teacher, as a pilot programme last year (when they were in Grade 10 and Grade 11). The programme was designed and developed by Ms Stuart over the past four years and is the result of the work and teaching experience she did as part of her Master’s degree studies.Describing what the programme entails, Ms Stuart said: “Poetryis being used as a tool through which the pupils explore and engagewith the rich history of people,events and places in Athlone. Through exploring and telling these stories, they come to experience how history informs and influences their lives today, and gain a deeper understanding of the histories that have shaped us. The aim is that in doing so, these young people can decide for themselves who they are and want to be.”As part of last year’s programme, two Belgravia High pupils,Taylor Brandt, Grade 10, and Ammaarah Kahaar, Grade 12, also took part in an international exchange with Sydney Russell School in Dagenham, London, where they attended and performed at the launch of herstories in verse in December last year. The exchange formed part of the Barbican’s Change Makers programme.Speaking of her experience, Ammaarah said: “It was so overwhelming. I learnt so many lessons and learnt so much more about myself. I’ve also learnt that there are more ways to express yourself other than just writing – the same message can be shared through dance. Also, writing is a form of therapy – even if you don’t have anyone to share it with. I sometimes write just to get something off my chest.”Liam Volkwyn, Grade 11, said he used to overthink things, until he joined the group.“What I learnt is how to expand my mind. I understand things better. Now, instead of overthinking, I trust my instinct. I even attend open mics now,” he said.Zintle Nokonya, also Grade 11, said she too has learnt to trust herself more.“I have learnt different ways to express my feelings. I now trust my body, mind and hand to lead me to what I want to say. I think a lot more young people must be exposed to this. It’s our responsibility to create awareness about this form of expressing yourself,” Zintle said.Tara Pickard, Grade 11, said writing is about your own experiences and thoughts, and there is still a lot of room for poetry among young people.“We want this programme to continue. It brought us closer to one another,” Tara added.Adrianne Svenson, Grade 11, said she joined the programme because she needed a creative outlet, while Fadwa Fataar believes there is more value to something written on paper, as opposed to sharing your thoughts on social media.Ms Stuart explained that the programme is set up for her to work with the same group of young people for three years. Unfortunately, the programme could not continue this year, because of a lack of funding for transport. In order to get it up and running again, Ms Stuart set up a Patreon Page, at www. where people can make a monthly pledge to support the programme.If you would like to assist in another form, contact Ms Stuart at 072 657 0290 or email mail@tonistuart.comcenter_img The cover of the anthology, herstories in verse, in which Belgravia High Schools young poets had their work published, alongside the work of their peers in London.last_img read more

News in Brief

first_imgConstruction of Namibia’s N$80m Ondangwa – Oshikango railway has restarted after a delay of more than a year, which the transport ministry blamed on non-delivery of rails. Earthworks are now complete, and 5000 tonnes of rail have been delivered from Austria. Westfalen-Lippe transport authority NWL has awarded NordWestBahn the southern OWL-Dieselnetz passenger contract covering the operation of 3·3 million train-km a year, while Eurobahn has won the northern contract covering 2·2 million train-km. The contracts each cover four routes and run for 12 years from December 2013.RegioJet used a Bombardier Talent DMU leased from Eurobahn to operate a demonstration service on the 95 km Bratislava – Komárno line on April 26-28. RegioJet will launch regular services from March 2012 under contract to the Ministry of Transport (RG 2.11 p11). Azerbaijan’s state oil fund is providing a US$575m 25-year loan to fund construction and modernisation works for the Georgian section of the Kars – Tbilisi – Baku project. Russian Railways completed the 28bn rouble electrification of the 148 km Karymskaya – Olovyannaya section of the Trans-Baikal Railway on June 8. Transnet Freight Rail and Eskon have begun trials carrying coal to South African power stations in 3 m containers. The EU TEN-T programme is providing €1·63m towards a study into a 6·5 km grade-separated line in the Alcântara neighbourhood of Lisboa. Ircon completed the US$157m double-tracking and electrification of Malaysia’s Seremban – Saungai Gadut line for use by KTMB commuter trains from April 30. The next phase to Gemas will follow in August 2012. Städtebahn Sachsen has become the first passenger operator to join the Netzwerk Privatbahnen association of independent German rail companies. On June 17 Argentina’s Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi launched a reinstated passenger service over 237 km of the former Sarmiento network from Lincoln to Realicó in La Pampa province. Weekly services are provided by government operating company Sofse using a Fepsa locomotive, while local authorities along the route are funding infrastructure work. Ferrobaires operates between Buenos Aires and Lincoln.last_img read more

Kapsch acquires NEC cab radio business

first_imgKAPSCH CARRIERCOM: Kapsch has acquired the cab radio business of NEC Portugal, along with its contracts with rail operators in Portugal, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Finland and the United Arab Emirates. The devices produced byNEC feature integrated GPS, W-LAN support and the capacity for ‘over the air’ software updates. Kapsch is taking on all 14 NEC staff based at Aveiro and Lisboa, who will continue to be responsible for research and development, testing, operation and customer support. Manufacturing of cab radios will be moved to Austria, where Kapsch Components produces GSM-R infrastructure equipment.last_img read more

Arriva wins re-awarded Limburg operating contract

first_imgNETHERLANDS: The province of Limburg announced on June 2 that second-ranked bidder Arriva would be awarded a €55·5m/year contract to operate rail and bus services for 15 years from December 11 2016.The Abellio Limburg business of NS subsidiary Qbuzz had been named as the winner of the contract on February 10. However, on April 28 NS announced that an internal compliance investigation had discovered ‘serious irregularities’, with ‘unauthorised confidential information’ being supplied by a former employee of incumbent operator Veolia Transport Limburg, who had been hired through an intermediary despite being subject to a non-competition clause. Veolia’s bid for the new contract was rejected for exceeding the maximum budget. Arriva’s bid had been ranked second in the evaluation process, and the province said awarding the contract to the DB subsidiary would avoid the need to re-run the tendering process. NS had previously said it would respect any decision to exclude it. The province plans to seek damages from Abellio.Meanwhile, the province of Gelderland has awarded Arriva a parallel contract covering the Nijmegen – Cuijk route. Limburg is negotiating a contract covering cross-border services to Aachen with Germany’s Nahverkehr Rheinland transport authority.last_img read more

AG wins high court matter against Integrity Commission

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet LocalNews AG wins high court matter against Integrity Commission by: Dominica Vibes News – September 14, 2015center_img 832 Views   one comment Share Attorney General Levi PeterAttorney General Levi Peter has won a high court matter against the Integrity Office Commission. There has been a running battle between the Attorney General and the Integrity Commission as to whether President of Dominica Charles Angelo Savarin is obliged to file any returns under the Integrity in Public Office Act when he was appointed to the Office of President in September 2013. The Integrity Commissioner threatened to place President Savarin on a list of defaulters who fail to file declarations with it. On Monday 14 September 2015, Justice Bernie Stephenson ruled that it was not necessary for one to file returns once appointed to the Office of President. Senior council Anthony Astaphan represented Attorney General Levi Peter. “The matter went to court and this morning her Ladyship ruled that once appointed to the office of president that there was no obligation on that person whether previously a public officer or not to file any returns to the integrity commission while holding the office of President,” he said. Mr. Astaphan said Monday’s ruling is good news for the Office of President. “I think that is a significant win for the office of president and for the attorney general, it puts to rest the insistence of the integrity commission in seeking to embarrass the office of President,” Mr. Astaphan said. Attorney at law Kevin Williams represented the Integrity Commission.last_img read more