PM Christie rallies Heads of Government to address challenges youth face

first_img Jul 3, 2015 You may be interested in… The Prime Minister of The Bahamas was at the time making remarks at the opening ceremony of the 36th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Meeting is being held under the theme Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies. Chief amongst my concerns and that of The Bahamas is the future of the young people of our Region and our country.  This most recent event pains me greatly precisely because of the threat to 2 500 hundred jobs for young people just taken onto the work force.  They are last in and first out in any crisis,” PM Christie said. He told the gathering at the ceremony that the Region’s youth were” looking to us to help secure their future and dispel their sense of hopelessness. We cannot surrender them to crime and criminality. I repeat we cannot surrender our youth to crime and criminality.  It is our responsibility to ensure that they get a good education, become part of the formal economies of our countries and become beneficiaries of the practice of social mobility, equity and fairness.Additionally, in our teaching methodologies, we must embark on programmes to focus on raising the educational attainment amongst the bottom 50% in the school system, imploring our educators to find progressive and innovative ways to meet the learning needs of every child. The Bahamas Prime Minister warned the audience that if “we fail our youth, we do so at our peril”. As PM Christie handed over the chairmanship of the Community to the Rt. Hon, Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados he said: It has been an honour and privilege to serve the Caribbean Community and represent its people in various fora around the world.  As I take my leave, I simply implore us to preserve the momentum gained on various developmental targets and stand in solidarity against any actions that hinder these achievements or negatively impact the territorial sovereignty and integrity of our jurisdictions. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Chair advocates for youth development at CARICOM-US Summit[su_pullquote]“Let there be no mistake today. Our mission is as great an opportunity as we can have in our time, to review the important issues of our time. At the core of the mission is that of the development of our people, to make their lives better, free from crime…April 9, 2015In “CARICOM”‘Invest in youth’ – CARICOM Chair at Summit opening[su_pullquote align=”left”] “We have done the research. We have the views of the youth. Let us take the necessary action to deliver on the provision of Paramaribo and ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are academically, socially and mentally ready for building on the policies of yesteryear,” Prime Minister Christie [/su_pullquote]Chairman of the…February 26, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM places emphasis on sports tourism, cultural industriesCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have decided to place emphasis on developing their cultural and creative industries and sports sectors to boost their economies. The announcement was made at the closing press conference of the two-day 26th Intersessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government on Friday afternoon by Chairman…February 28, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp COMMUNIQUÉ Jul 4, 2015 Chair of CARICOM, Prime Minister Perry Christie of The Bahamas (File Photo) [su_pullquote]”…we cannot surrender our youth to crime and criminality. It is our responsibility to ensure that they get a good education, become part of the formal economies of our countries and become beneficiaries of the practice of social mobility, equity and fairness.” PM Perry Christie[/su_pullquote]Outgoing Chairman of the Caribbean Community, the Rt. Honourable Perry G. Christie, on Thursday focused attention on the youth and urged his colleague Heads of Government to ensure the Region’s young people were educated, and were immersed in the formal economies of Member States. He also made a call for more emphasis to be placed on teaching methodologies to meet the learning needs of the bottom 50 per cent of students. Jul 5, 2015 #AskSG876 about role of youth in advancing Single Market Montserrat continues steps towards full implementation of… Jul 1, 2018 Continue to be voices of the vulnerable – UN SG tells… last_img read more

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Total CFO: Yamal LNG funding talks nearly done

first_imgLNG World News Staff Total of France is close to securing US$4 billion of financing for the Yamal LNG project with Russian banks, according to Total’s chief financial officer, Patrick de La Chevardiere.The CFO noted the negotiations with Russian banks are being finalised while progress has recently also been made in negotiations with Chinese banks for over $12 billion equivalent, Reuters reports.De La Chevardiere said that both agreements could be reached as early as this week, despite recent comments by the Novatek CEO Leonid Mikhelson that Chinese funds will not be secured during May.Total’s CEO Patrick Pouyanne expected to close the project’s funding, estimated at $27 billion, before the end of last year, however, sanctions hindered the fundraising process.Novatek is the operator of the project with a 50.1 percent stake while Total owns a 20 percent stake, same as CNPC with China’s Silk Road Fund owning a 9.9 percent stake.The 16.5 mtpa facility is expected to start producing liquefied natural gas from its Train 1 during 2017.last_img read more

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Phase One goes to Birmingham

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Gauke eyes charity boost for access to justice

first_imgLord chancellor David GaukeSource: AlamyThe lord chancellor says he is keen to work with a justice charity to build on the £1.7m it gave last year for legal help and support. David Gauke told an event marking the 10th anniversary of the Access to Justice Foundation it was ‘fantastic’  that the charity funded 40 new projects. He also acknowledged that pro bono cost orders and law firm donations have helped fund frontline advice agencies.Justice, the rule of law and a sense of fairness are ‘core values’, Gauke said. With the Ministry of Justice soon to publish the findings of a post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act, Gauke said the government is ‘looking to the future, how we can best empower people to resolve their problem in a modern justice system’. An important part of that view of access to justice ‘is the huge opportunity that exists from harnessing power from new technology’, Gauke said. Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, said the court was privileged to have ‘many lawyers appear before us pro bono’ and called for more publicity for pro bono costs orders.last_img read more

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Jamaica to Tackle US in Gold Cup Semis on July 3

first_imgMattocks (center) celebrates after scoring Jamaica’s only goal against Panama on Sunday. NASHVILLE, Tennessee – With a rather meager 1- 0 win over Panama on Sunday at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Jamaican Reggae Boyz will meet the United States in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.That game will be played on Wednesday evening in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be Jamaica’s third straight CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final.In the match against Panama, the Reggae Boyz’s lone goal came from a Darren Mattocks’ penalty in the 75th minute.Mattocks, a former Whitehouse striker, who has played just one of Jamaica’s four games in the tournament, came off the bench in the 73rd minute. Trying to head in a ball for a goal, it came off the hand of a Panama defender and the refer awarded Jamaica a penalty. Taking the penalty, Mattocks placed the ball firmly from the Panama keeper for the goal.Andre Blake, the Jamaican goalkeeper, was impressive as he thwarted several Panamanian assaults on the goal. In the 21st minute, Blake was quick off his line to stop Edgar Barcenas, who broke through the Jamaican defence. Panama almost scored in the 25th minute, but Abdiel Arroya failed to finish with only Blake to beat. Two minutes later, Barcenas had another great opening, but Blake was again quick off his line to deny the midfielder.Unfortunately, Jamaica will be without their top defender, Damion Lowe, for the game against the US, as he received a second yellow card, and accordingly, is ruled out from playing.In the last quarter-final between the United States and Curaçao, the US won 1-0.last_img read more

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14 miners trapped in collapsed gold mine in Tanzania

first_imgAt least 14 people, including one Chinese national, were trapped after a small gold mine collapsed in Tanzania’s northwestern region of Geita on Thursday, local police and the mine’s management said.Mponjoli Mwabulambo, Geita Regional Police Commander, said the accident occurred around 4 a.m. at the Chinese-invested RZT gold mine in Nyarugusu.The mine’s management told Xinhua that one Chinese national was among the the trapped, and that all the 14 were found alive and were in stable condition.Rescue efforts involving the police, fire department and other stakeholders were underway to rescue those trapped inside the mine shaft.last_img read more

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Slot machine regulation proposed in LV

first_img Share By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSSlot machines and coin-operated devices in Laguna Vista could be regulated in the near future, following recent action by the city’s Town Council.“The ordinance would regulate coin and/or slot machines within the Town limits,” City Manager Rolando Vela said. As such, should legalized gambling be approved locally by the state legislature at some point in the future, the Town would have some legal standing to regulate that industry, officials noted.If approved, strict regulations would be designated with such establishments subjected to commercially zoned areas, according to an ordinance that council members considered earlier this month. It is expected to be adopted upon its final reading in October.To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Sept. 29 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. RelatedLV slot machines back on agendaBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Second readings of three notable ordinances will be considered when Laguna Vista Town Council members meet on Tuesday, Oct.18. The short-term rentals of homes with an accompanying requirement that hotel occupancy taxes be collected and remitted to the Town, is one item to…October 18, 2011In “News”Council passes short term rental tax ordinanceBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Despite protestations from some residents, the South Padre Island City Council approved a new ordinance which regulates short-term rental properties during Wednesday’s regular meeting. A part of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, the proposed ordinance for “Short…April 17, 2015In “News”Town approves noise regulationsBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A law regulating noise nuisances was approved in Laguna Vista this week. Town Council members Tuesday unanimously approved the ordinance that will control the volume of noise in the community. “Is it the policy of the Town of Laguna Vista to minimize the exposure…July 13, 2018In “News”last_img read more

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Awak Media Coba MRT Jakarta, Perjalanan Terlambat 10 Menit dan Tiba Tepat Waktu di…

first_img“Kita coba dengan perjalanan kereta yang terlambat sepuluh menit untuk tiba tepat waktu di Stasiun Lebak Bulus dengan keberangkatan dari Bundaran HI,” ujar William Sabandar, Direktur PT MRT Jakarta yang ikut bersama dalam uji coba tersebut.Awak media bisa menikmati MRT Jakarta di dalam kereta 2 dan 3 sebab kereta 1, 4 dan seterusnya ditutup. KabarPenumpang.com yang ikut mencoba kereta tersebut, merasakan seperti menikmati MRT yang ada di Singapura, tidak berisik dan sebagai penumpangnya tidak merasakan goncangan saat kereta melaju di rel.Bahkan saat kereta menanjak menuju elevated dari undergrownd, setelah melewati Stasiun Senayan pun tidak berasa. Namun kecepatan kereta saat itu bisa dikatakan lumayan cepat karena mengejar waktu tiba atas keterlambatan sepuluh menit dari keberangkatan.Didalam MRT, kereta 3 dan 4 ada tempat khusus untuk disabilitas yang menggunakan kursi roda dan digadang-gadang juga akan digunakan untuk kereta khusus perempuan saat jam sibuk. Saat menikmati kereta, William mengatakan, setiap stasiun kini sudah dilengkapi dengan jadwal keberangkatan kereta.Sehingga penumpang bisa melihat dengan jelas jam berapa kereta akan berangkat dari stasiun tersebut. Seperti saat berangkat dari Stasiun Bundaran HI di uji coba kemarin, kereta berangkat pukul 14.03 dan tiba di Stasiun Lebak Bulus 14.30 dan tepat waktu.“Kita tiba di Stasiun Lebak bulus tepat waktu dari keterlambatan,” kata William.Dalam perjalanan bolak-balik tersebut, announcer atau pemberitahuan perhentian tiap stasiun pun sudah mulai diaktifkan meski belum sesuai dengan standar alias masa uji coba. Tak hanya itu, display pemberitahuan buka pintu, nama stasiun dan ada di kereta berapa penumpang naik pun terlihat jelas.Baca juga: MRT Jakarta Libatkan 16 UMKM di Lima Stasiun“Semua sudah dijalankan saat operasional, jadi pemberitahuan kereta akan tiba di stasiun mana dan keberangkatan dari stasiun itu juga sudah jelas. CCTV pun sudah dipasang,” tutup WilliamShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedJelang Operasional Penuh, MRT Jakarta Perkenalkan ‘Kartu Jelajah’ untuk Transaksi06/02/2019In “Darat”Anda Mau Coba MRT Jakarta Gratis? Jangan Lupa Daftar Pada 5 Maret 201926/02/2019In “Darat”Delapan Kereta MRT Jakarta Uji Coba Secara Penuh dengan Headway 10 Menit31/01/2019In “Darat” Awak media bersama dengan para direktur PT Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Jakarta mencoba menggunakan kereta MRT yang tengah melakukan uji coba secara keseluruhan dengan automatic operation atau pengoperasian dari OCC di Depo Lebak Bulus. Meski begitu saat uji coba pun masih ada masinis namun hanya untuk membuka dan menutup pintu saat berhenti di setiap stasiun MRT.Baca juga: Delapan Kereta MRT Jakarta Uji Coba Secara Penuh dengan Headway 10 MenitPada uji coba yang mengangkut sekitar 50 awak media tersebut MRT Jakarta melakukan dengan percobaan kereta datang terlambat sepuluh menit dan mencoba ketertinggal waktu tersebut.last_img read more

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Cavaliers weather third quarter Boston run to escape with 102-99 win; three takeaways

first_img Ashley Bastock CLEVELAND– The Cleveland Cavaliers opened up the 2017-18 NBA season with a Tuesday night showdown against the Boston Celtics.The Cavs ultimately came away with a 102-99 win, but the night was not without drama. Despite having an 18-point lead early in the third quarter, the Cavs allowed the Celtics to claw their way back into the game, and had just a one-point lead going into the final frame.There was also the horrific injury that Gordon Hayward suffered just five minutes into the contest.Add in Kyrie Irving’s return to the city he couldn’t exit fast enough this summer, and you have the recipe for a tip-off spectacle.The Cavs don’t play again until Friday when they will head to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks. For now, here are our three takeaways from Thursday night’s game. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 Related TopicsBoston CelticsCavsClevelandCleveland CavaliersDwyane WadeKevin LoveKyrie IrvingLebron JamesNBATyronn Lue Ashley is a former basketball player who covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indians and high school sports for NEO Sports Insiders. She also covers the Cavs for SB Nation’s Fear The Sword. Ashley is a 2015 graduate of John Carroll University and previously worked in political journalism. You can follow her on Twitter @AshleyBastock42last_img read more

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Board Of Fish Continues Kenai River Deliberations

first_imgThe Kenai’s late-run sockeye will now be managed under a sustainable escapement goal (SEG) of 700,000 to 1.2 million fish, with in-river goals staggered in three tiers. The bottom tier is capped at 2.3 million fish, the middle tier is 2.3 million to 4.6 million (to be managed for 1 million to 1.3 million fish, and the upper tier will be from 4.6 million fish and up (to be managed for 1.3 million to 1.5 million fish). The decision was made Monday as the Board continued to wade through proposals relating to the river’s late-run sockeye. The elimination of the OEG was in response to requests from commercial fishing interests, who say the goal was redundant and complicated the work of in-season managers. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Board of Fisheries has eliminated the Kenai River optimum escapement goal (OEG) for sockeye salmon and increased the upper limit of two of the in-river goals.center_img The Board will take up proposals relating to the commercial fishery’s “1% rule” Tuesday morning.last_img read more

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