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first_img Nov 23, 2018 Nov 5, 2018 CDB approves funding to expand, rehabilitate Barbados… You may be interested in… CARICOM’s Multilateral Air Services Agreement (MASA) was among matters presented to a meeting of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Directors of Civil Aviation, held this week in Ottawa, Canada. CARICOM Secretariat’s Head of the Transportation Unit, Dr. Pauline Yearwood delivered a presentation on ‘Assistance towards the Finalization of the MASA’.   This Agreement recognizes that the principal means of transport within CARICOM, particularly for persons, is by air, and that there are several airlines operating within the Region and  between the Community and other parts of the world.  Some of the airlines, such as Caribbean Airlines,  and LIAT are also national airlines for some Member States.  The Agreement points to the importance of all stakeholders operating by common rules. CARICOM Meeting with the Secretary General of ICAO, Her Excellency, Dr. Dr. Fang Liu (l-r) Melvin Cintron, Regional Director, NACC; Janice Miller, High Commissioner, Jamaican High Commission, Ottawa Nari William-Singh, Director General, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority and Director of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System [CASSOS]; Dr. Pauline Yearwood, CARICOM Secretariat; Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).Bahamas delegation’s Meeting with NACC: (l-r) Mr. Melvin Cintron, Regional Director, NACC; Mr. Delvin R. Major, Chief Investigator of Air Accidents, Aircraft Accident Investigation Authority of the Bahamas; Dr. Pauline Yearwood, Deputy Programme Manager, Transportation, CARICOM Secretariat; Mr. Nari William-Singh, Director General, Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority and Director of the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System [CASSOS]; Captain Charles B. Beneby, Director General, Bahamas Civil Aviation Authority and Julio César Siu, Deputy Regional Director, NACC.Dr Yearwood was also expected to facilitate and participate in Meetings with CARICOM Member States. Eleven CARICOM Member States are part of the hemispheric body, which is a part of the International  Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO.) These are:  Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago. SG calls for distinct CARICOM representation on ICAOCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Wednesday called for a distinct CARICOM voice among the 36 seats on the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s Council. Delivering remarks at the opening of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Air Transport Conference at the Guyana Conference Centre on 21 November 2018,…November 23, 2018In “CARICOM”CARICOM Heads of Government committed to competitive transportation industryHeads of Government of CARICOM are committed to deliver a competitive transportation industry, and are looking for the right model that would be fiscally appropriate for the provision of transportation services in the Region. The CARICOM Heads of Government had extensive discussions on regional transportation during their two-day Intersessional Meeting…March 5, 2019In “Associate Member States”Regional Transportation Commission meets in GeorgetownThe Regional Transportation Commission (RTRC) met at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, on February 1, to continue its work towards the provision of adequate, efficient and safe transportation services at affordable cost to the people of the Community. In July 2013, conscious that transportation services delivered in CARICOM had…February 4, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago sign CARICOM Multilateral… center_img CARICOM looking to re-introduce single security check Feb 27, 2019 SG calls for distinct CARICOM representation on ICAO Nov 23, 2018 The Canada meeting was also expected to discuss the business plan for the ICAO 2010 – 2011 Triennium, the accountability report of the ICAO/NACC’s “No Country Left Behind Strategy”,  and global aviation needs, challenges and security implementation matters. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

first_img Up Next:AutoZone Announces Promotions Don’t Miss:CSK Auto Appoints New Chief Administrative Officer and CFO,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 Print In this article: 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.  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. RALEIGH, NC — CARQUEST Corp. has appointed Robert Blair to the position of executive vice president of product management and president of CARQUEST Corp. effective Nov. 7. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBlair replaces Art Lottes, III who has announced his retirement effective Jan. 2, 2006, after 26 years as a member of the CARQUEST Team. The program distribution group has also promoted Ray Birden to senior vice president of marketing, filling the position being vacated by Blair. “We are fortunate to have exceptional leaders in Robert and Ray. These appointments recognize their significant contribution to CARQUEST. We are confident that these leaders, combined with our existing Product Management and Marketing Teams will continue CARQUEST’s tradition of excellence”, according to Temple Sloan, III, president/CEO of General Parts, Inc. and Neil Stockel, president of BPW and chairman of CARQUEST Corp. “Importantly, we thank Art Lottes for the 26 years of tireless and dedicated service and leadership to both CARQUEST and the automotive aftermarket. His passion for CARQUEST and the well being of our industry has made a significant difference. Art has served as CARQUEST Corp. chairman, president and a board member”. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement 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.” Advertisement 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. last_img read more

first_img More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Oct 16, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID You may be interested in… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 15, 2020 St. Kitts And Nevis Confirms Two COVID-19 CasesNATIONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19 By the Hon Wendy Colleen Phipps Minister of State with Responsibility for Health March 25, 2020 In my capacity as Minister of State with Responsibility for Health, it is my duty to inform you that as of 11:03 pm on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Federation…March 25, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG commends regional response to COVID-19CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the health emergency response mechanism engineered by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) to keep the Community free of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Secretary-General LaRocque said the inter-agency collaboration that was taking place was another example of the co-ordination required to address the…February 18, 2020In “31Intersessional”CARPHA Now Testing for Novel CoronavirusThe Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) now has the ability to do testing for the Novel Coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation has named Covid-19. The CARPHA Laboratory is accredited to internationally recognised standards and provides testing services for national laboratories, not for individuals. It takes between 24 and 48…February 13, 2020In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 15, 2020last_img read more

first_imgThe 2014 winter dredging program at East Cowes Marina in the river Medina is in full swing.Dredging operation are being conducted by the Jenkins Marine with the expected completion date set for November 28th 2014.So far everything is going according to scheduled. The dredging is being carried by a dredge pontoon called Doreen Dorward with the spoil being deposited into two split hopper barges called Nab and Needles.Licence for the project was issued by the Cowes Harbour Commission on November 4th 2014.[mappress mapid=”19276″]Dredging Today Stafflast_img read more

first_imgSSE took part in Scotland’s largest offshore wind and supply chain conference organised by Scottish Renewables.The conference in Aberdeen saw more than 800 people come together to discuss the future of Scotland’s offshore wind industry and the opportunities it presents for businesses.Sandy Biggar, SSE’s Director of Procurement and Logistics, told delegates that all businesses have an important role to play in developing Scotland’s economy and helping it grow.He told delegates: “Clearly there are some industries where there is a natural Scottish strength – energy, for example – and the contributions it makes to Scottish prosperity is already great.“But we all know there is room for improvement – and in particular, the development of a more competitive and successful supply chain.”Formed in May 2009, the Scottish Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) meets at least twice a year and brings industry experts, academics, public sector bodies and consumer representatives to work collectively to deliver Scotland’s energy potential and secure Scotland’s energy future.It is jointly chaired by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon and Professor Jim McDonald, Principal of the University of Strathclyde.Sandy added: “This is a global industry and Scotland benefits from the flows in and out of goods and services. But we should use that international exposure to drive up standards, to innovate and to encourage indigenous success.“That’s the job of SEAB – to help create the conditions under which that can happen.”SSE has already studied its economic impact on the Scottish economy, contributing £3.9bn over the past three years.Image: sselast_img read more

first_imgSouth Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) is very close to signing a USD 2.5 billion deal to construct a floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility for Italian oil and gas company Eni, Yonhap News Agency cited industry sources. SHI is leading a consortium consisting of French multinational Technip and Japan’s JGC in the project worth USD 5.4 billion.Eni placed the order and SHI has been in negotiations with this company since Q1 2016 on detailed business plans, according to Yonhap.The USD 2.5 billion deal will be beneficial for the financially-troubled company that has not seen a single new shipbuilding order in 2016.SHI submitted a self-rescue plan to its creditors in May this year, which calls for 1,500 early retirements by the end of the year and the sale of USD 170 billion worth real estate assets and the sale of the company’s stake in Doosan Engine.Last week, SHI’s workers staged a sit-in protest in Seoul over the company’s restructuring plans that include massive layoffs.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgPaul Johnson, Ladies Christian Home, Gardens The Ladies Christian Home was born out of the concern for the welfare of elderly women in the Cape Town area.This need still exists. There is a critical shortage of suitable accommodation for elderly women at a reasonable cost so a home such as this fulfils a real need in the community, even some 139 years after its establishment.This applies particularly to women who are single or widowed and have no one to provide them with this level of care.We cater for women of all races, faiths and language groups. We believe that a lack of finances must not exclude anyone from being admitted to the Ladies Christian Home. We are largely dependent on funds from the public for our needs, which include, feeding, accommodation and medical care. It is for this reason that we ask for your help. We are registered as a public benefit organisation (PBO) in terms of Section 18A of the Income Tax Act (Act 58 of 1962). Contributions are tax deductable up to 10% of an individual or company’s taxable income.If you would like to help, send an email to pauljohnston@telkomsa.net or call 021 465 3117.last_img read more

first_imgPeers have warned the government to stop relying on a 1945 memorandum to give legal justification for acting in ways that pre-empt parliament. In a report critical of the current government’s behaviour, the House of Lords Constitution Committee says the so-called ‘Ram doctrine’ is ‘misleading and inaccurate, and should no longer be used’. The doctrine holds that ministers enjoy the common law right to ‘exercise any powers which the Crown has power to exercise’, except where prevented by statute. However the committee’s report, The pre-emption of Parliament, says the 1945 memorandum on which the doctrine is based is merely a legal opinion which does not reflect the law today. It notes examples of recent government decisions that pre-empt parliament. The government began to reorganise NHS primary care trusts while the enabling legislation, the Health and Social Care Bill, was going through the House of Lords. Likewise, reorganisation work began on the Youth Justice Board and the Office of the Chief Coroner before the Public Bodies Act 2011 was enacted. While ‘the interests of efficient and cost-effective public administration’ may require a government to carry out work in anticipation of a bill becoming law, the report warns that ministers must always state clearly the power under which they consider themselves authorised to act. It also calls on the government to do more to inform parliament of pre-emptive activities.last_img read more

first_imgUN chief condemns Burkina Faso attacks FILE PHOTO: Displaced people, who fled from attacks by armed militants in the town of Roffenega arrive on a truck in the city of Kaya near Pissila, Burkina Faso January 24, 2020. Picture taken January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Displaced people, who fled from attacks by armed militants in the town of Roffenega arrive on a truck in the city of Kaya near Pissila, Burkina Faso January 24, 2020. Picture taken January 24, 2020. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File PhotoThe number of people displaced by violence in Burkina Faso since January of last year has increased by more than 1,000 percent to nearly 1 million people, a UN spokesman said on Friday.The number of internally displaced people rose by more than 57,000 people in June alone to more than 1 million, according to national authorities, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “This is an increase of more than 1,000 percent, compared to 87,000 people in January 2019.”“Our humanitarian colleagues inform us that the country is facing one of the fastest growing displacement crises in the world this year,” Dujarric said.“In the first quarter of 2020, we, along with our partners, have reached nearly 1 million people with humanitarian assistance,” he said. “We also have been supporting the COVID-19 government-led response.”The UN support for the country is in the scale-up of laboratory capacity, providing medical supplies and primary health care services and installing hand-washing facilities in public places, as well as in displacement sites and elsewhere.Some 250,000 people were reached with food assistance and 10,000 households with livelihood assistance, the spokesman told correspondents at a regular briefing.The world organization and its humanitarian partners in Burkina Faso are seeking 424 million U.S. dollars to address the humanitarian response needs of 2.2 million people overall, he said.Northern Burkina Faso has been suffering from terrorist raids as have several other countries in the Sahel.Related UN Secretary-General condemns Burkina Faso violencecenter_img UN applauds women’s strong participation in Burkina Faso votelast_img read more

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