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Guyana can aid food security in CARICOM – PM NagamootooGuyana can aid food security in CARICOM – PM Nagamootoo
You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 (Guyana Chronicle) WITH CARICOM examining ways the Region can support itself during the global crisis, chairman of the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCTF), Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Guyana has the advantage to boost food security in the Region. St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Only weeks ago CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley said that the notion of a “single domestic space” for CARICOM with regard to travel, food security, health and more, has now become more important. At the Ninth Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM on April 15, food security was high on the agenda. Oct 16, 2020 More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Read more at: Guyana Chronicle Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… She said that with globalisation expected to return to the world region by region, countries will have to rely on their neighbours for support and there is no better time for the Region to band together than now. CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 15, 2020 In a video press conference on Thursday, he told the media that Guyana has long been touted as the food basket of the Region, similar to the way Trinidad and Tobago has been thought of as the Caribbean’s industrial basin. Security, economics top CARICOM Heads agendaCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government will meet for their 37th Regular Meeting on 4-6 July 2016, in Georgetown, Guyana, at the Guyana Pegasus Hotel. In the search for opportunities and regional solutions to challenges, the Meeting will advance matters pertaining to regional security – economic and otherwise; and the…July 1, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Communiqué – 37th Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of GovernmentThe Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Georgetown, Guyana, on 4 – 6 July 2016. The Prime Minister of Dominica, the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, chaired the proceedings. Other members of the Conference in attendance were Prime Minister of…July 7, 2016In “Anguilla”CARICOM Chairman engages key stakeholders during Guyana visitCARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, paid a visit to Guyana on Monday during which, among other things, she engaged CARICOM Secretariat staff and was awarded the Order of Roraima by the President of Guyana. The Chairman was met on arrival in Guyana by Foreign Minister Dr Karen…February 4, 2020In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC “Guyana has always been considered the food basket of the Caribbean from the point of view of having vast natural resources of fertile land, fertile soil, clean air, clean water and vast land space,” the prime minister said.
Women’s Industry Network (WIN) Conference attendees and other distinguished guests celebrated this year’s recipients of the Most Influential Women (MIW) award on May 5 during the ninth Annual Educational WIN Conference held at The Omni Shoreham in Washington, D.C. The event, emceed by Susanna Gotsch, CCC Information Services Inc., and Marcy Tieger, Symphony Advisors LLC, provided a glimpse into the MIW program’s history, recognized past recipients of the award and announced the 2015 recipients.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe Most Influential Women award is given annually to women in the Collision Repair Industry who exemplify qualities of business and civic leadership, vision and commitment to excellence.This Year’s RecipientsCheryl Boswell is constantly asking the question, “Can we do it better?”As Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of DCR Systems LLC, a company that develops outsourced, turnkey accident repair centers based on lean manufacturing principles, Boswell provides strategic leadership for DCR Systems, overseeing the company’s financial functions while developing best practices. She is also a recognized Process Improvement (“Kaizen”) leader who has volunteered her time working with repairers and insurers on process improvement in both the United States and Canada in order to foster better relations for the benefit of the consumer. She has lent her time to the WIN Membership Committee and the Collision Industry Foundation (CIF), where she has served on the Board of Trustees since 2013 and also serves as the organization’s treasurer. Last month, Cheryl was also elected to the WIN Board of Directors.Lauren Fix wants to educate drivers across America. Working as “The Car Coach,” Fix has become a nationally recognized automotive expert, author, spokesperson, media guest, keynote speaker, television car host, racecar driver and ASE-certified technician. A trusted car expert, Fix is a top woman in the automotive world and provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics and safety issues. In the past several years, she has expanded her audience across the country in person, print and on-air to educate people about a wide-range of automotive topics and issues.AdvertisementHighlights of 2014 include multiple national appearances (CNN, Fox Business News, NewsMax TV, Arise America, HLN, Al Jazeera America and Inside Edition) covering the latest trends in automotive technology and information for consumers on proper car maintenance, travel and repairs. Fix lives the saying posted over her desk: “Do what you love, love what you do.”Lisa Siembab, owner, CARSTAR Berlin, Connecticut, likes to “fight the status quo.” Eight years ago, dismayed with the friction and contentiousness of other collision repair groups in her state, she founded and served as executive director of the Connecticut Collision Repair Specialists (CCRS) organization, with the goal of bringing all constituents of the industry together in a more cooperative environment. Recently, CCRS became ASA Connecticut. Siembab entered the industry 20 years ago as a marketing professional with the CARSTAR organization, ultimately becoming marketing director for CARSTAR Corporate for more than 225 locations. In 2008, she was drawn back to the shop environment, and is now overseeing day-to-day operations at the CARSTAR Berlin location in Berlin, Connecticut.Her compassion is shown in the volunteer work she does to benefit the collision community and her local community. She believes strongly in helping those who are often overlooked, especially where language may be the barrier. To this end, she volunteers at Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford, a non-profit organization providing adult literary services to the Greater Hartford Community, and teaches for English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), a program that focuses on literacy and speaking skills to assist the student in entering the workforce. She also has served on the National Auto Body Council’s In-Language Committee, which focused on translating a glossary of collision industry terminology and translating it from English to Spanish.AdvertisementRuth Weniger, CEO, Airbag Solutions, the leading restraint system resource in the country, was asked, “What does it mean to be named a Most Influential Woman?” At first she hesitated, still a little self-conscious for having received the award, then she answered, “I hope it means I’m leaving something good behind.” For those who have worked with Weniger, her influence is unquestionable. Her company regularly donates subscriptions of their content to technical schools and colleges around the country. She has also become a recognized presenter in the industry on such topics as personal development planning tools for CEOs and time management.Weniger has been a tireless volunteer for WIN who has taken an active role in the Conference Committee and Communications Committee for several years, serving as the chair of the Communications Committee since 2011. She has also been a member of the WIN Board of Directors since 2011. In her various roles within WIN, she is viewed as someone who knows how to lead without pushing others aside, and who has also raised the level of professionalism within the organization by just being herself. Ruth also serves on the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF) Scholarship Selection Committee.Advertisement“The nominees this year showcased a breadth of responsibilities,” Russell Long, president of Change Innovations, said in a release. “I was impressed with their dedication, creativity and accomplishments. The award recipients reflect well-rounded profiles of achievement in their jobs, in the collision repair industry and in their communities.”Long’s organization, a business consulting and executive coaching group, was contracted as an independent third-party entity to conduct the interviews and select the honorees.“Each year, women from different facets of the collision repair industry are selected for their passion and commitment to progressive and positive evolution of the industry,” Denise Caspersen, WIN chair. “There is so much opportunity for women to have rewarding careers — the sky is really the limit for those with skill, creativity and a strong work ethic.”
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One of the world’s largest LNG tankers in the world, the 266,000 cbm Mozah, is scheduled to arrive at the UK’s South Hook import terminal this week.The vessel, with a Qatar-sourced LNG cargo, is expected to arrive at one of Europe’s biggest LNG receiving terminals on October 12, port data shows.This is the second LNG shipment in October for the South Hook terminal. LNG World News Staff, October 6, 2014; Image: Qatargas
The equipment was transported as airfreight from Izmir Airport in Turkey.Both BNSF Logistics and Smart Logistics Istanbul are members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network. www.bnsflogistics.comwww.smartlog.com.trwww.wwpc.eu.com
Athlone ward councillor Rashid Adams Athlone ward councillor Rashid Adams A meeting which was meant to address challenges in the Crawford and Athlone areas went south after the neighbourhood watch chairperson demanded more transparency and results from the City and civic association. At the meeting held at the Athlone Baptist Church Hall on Monday October 22, resident Dolores Erasmus, said the vacant field in Church Street, which she had complained about to the civic association six months ago, was still troubling the community. She said she had regularly had the grass cut and paid for it out of her own pocket, but now that she had stopped doing so nothing was being done to maintain the land.“Now people are dumping there. I can stop them during the day but not at night,” she said. In response, Athlone ward councillor Rashid Adams said the community needed to stand together to prevent further decay of the area and that he needed to find out who the owner of the land was and advise them to build on or sell the land. “The City can clean up the land and bill the owner, but the same thing will occur afterwards. We need to do something stronger about this because it has become a problem for the residents,” he said. But chairman of the AthCraw neighbourhoodwatch,Abdusalaam Zemanay, said he was not satisfied with the ward councillor’s response and that issues mentioned in previous meetings had not been investigated by the Crawford Civic Association or the City of Cape Town. Mr Zemanay added that minutes of previous meetings were not available and that while he had approached the civic about marching through the streets demanding an end to the overcrowding of houses, drugs, and prostitution in the area, nothing had been done about that.“We are mentioning the same thing over and over, and nothing is happening, and we are not seeing success. This lady complained about that land six months ago, and nothing was done. We expect the civic to look into it continuously because we are complaining about it continuously, and now crime is taking place there,” he said. He also said that the overcrowding of houses in Athlone had become a huge problem, along with drugs and vacant land. “You keep saying we need to do something about it, but we receive no support from the City or civic to address these issues. It is unacceptable that you don’t yet know who the owner is,” he said, addressing the ward councillor.Mr Adams responded that the City had no problem with residents marching as long as it was done legally. He said the City could not interfere with the overcrowded houses if they were privately owned properties. However, he said, he understood the residents’ frustrations as houses which had been built to accommodate four to five people had as many as 30 people living in them, which placed further pressure on the area’s resources. “The community needs to stand together and do something about it, speak to the owners of these properties” he said. Adding to the list of challenges faced by the area, Crawford Civic Association chair Graham Collison, said there were a number of gravel roads in Athlone that needed to be tarred. He said roadworks in Lawrence Road had caused major inconvenience for residents who couldn’t get out of their homes in the morning. “Church Street, which is used as a main road to get in and out of the area, only has one sidewalk, which means that people have to walk in the road, which poses a safety risk,” he said. Mr Adams said he would look into the enquiry and get back to the residents. When residents also raised their concerns about blocked drains in the area, Mr Adams advised them to be mindful of what they put down their drains to avoid such blockages.He also encouraged all neighbourhood watches to register with the sub-council so that they could benefit from the ward allocations, which could cover the cost of items such as two-way radios.“If there is anything else that you need as a neighbourhood watch please let me know. Residents also need to inform us of any issues they have and once it has been cleared also let us know so that the query can be closed,” he said. About 40 residents attended the meeting at the Athlone Baptist Church Hall. 1 of 2
Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to reveal details of Ngarbuh massacreHuman Rights Watch urges Cameroon to reveal details of Ngarbuh massacre
Human Rights watch calling for more peacekeeper efforts in C.A.R. Related Human Rights Watch is demanding Cameroon publish the findings of an investigation into the February massacre of 21 civilians, including 13 children and a pregnant woman.Members of the Rapid Intervention Brigade (BIR) march in the village of Ekona, near Buea © REUTERS/Zohra BensemraThe government has formally denied responsibility for the killings in Ngarbuh village, North-West region, but investigations by journalists and nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, have documented compelling evidence that points to the Cameroonian military’s responsibility for the killings.“It has been two months since the Ngarbuh massacre, which stands as a prime example of the impunity for the Cameroonian security forces,” said Lewis Mudge Central Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Cameroon’s government should immediately make the findings of its investigation public and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”The killings in Ngarbuh were widely condemned, including by the United Nations Secretary-General, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and the Nobel Women’s Initiative. On February 22, referring to the killings, French President Emmanuel Macron promised to exert “maximum pressure” on Biya to end “Cameroon’s intolerable human rights violations.”The Human Rights Watch findings on Ngarbuh were corroborated by investigative journalists from the New York Times. The New Humanitarian, Cameroonian Civil Society Organizations, and the Catholic Church also issued reports accusing the army of responsibility for the massacre.Despite the widespread condemnation of the crimes in Ngarbuh, the government has remained largely silent and instead engaged in a smear campaign against national and international organizations. In a March 9 statement, the territorial administration minister, Paul Atanga Nji, accused media, nongovernmental groups including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, and UN agencies of – among other things – fueling terrorism, destabilizing Cameroon, and producing fake reports to tarnish the image of Cameroon’s security forces.The attack in Ngarbuh was not an isolated case, but part of a larger pattern of serious human rights abuses by the Cameroonian security forces in the Anglophone regions, Human Rights Watch said. Human Rights Watch has documented multiple abusive counterinsurgency operations by the security forces in the North-West and South-West regions since 2017.Research has found that government forces have killed civilians, burned dozens of villages, arbitrarily arrested, and tortured hundreds of alleged armed separatists. Armed separatists have also been responsible for serious abuses. They have targeted civilians, kidnapped hundreds of people, tortured and killed perceived opponents, and used intimidation and violence to keep children and their teachers out of school. In February, separatists prevented local elections from taking place.Violence in the Anglophone regions over the last 3 years has claimed an estimated 3,000 lives and caused the displacement of over 730,000 civilians. Human Rights Watch urges Weah to fight graft UN human rights chief in Cameroon as violence in Anglophone regions continues
Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Hurricane MariaLocalNewsRecovery Eight thousand pounds of produce exported weekly by: Dominica Vibes News – January 23, 2018 Share 224 Views 3 comments Share Minister for Agriculture, Johnson DrigoDominica is currently exporting about eight thousand pounds of produce weekly, Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo has revealed. The Minister, who spoke during a signing ceremony for grant assistance to farmers on Thursday 18 January 2018, thanked the farmers who returned to their farms following the passage of Hurricane Maria, allowing the island’s exports to begin again. Currently two thousand pounds of ginger, one thousand pounds of potatoes and five thousand pounds of cucumber, are being exported weekly he said adding that the numbers are expected to increase “ incrementally”. Over three thousand bags of fertilizer the minister added has also been provided to the farmers with more to be provided as the government promises to continue aiding farmers post Hurricane Maria. “We’re expecting to receive on the island by the first week of February, an additional five thousand bags of fertilizer to be provides to the farmers in support of their farm efforts,” he said. The government he said recognized the importance of the farming sector to the island Gross Domestic Product (GDP). “Government will spare no effort at continuing to invest in our farmers and in the farming sector,” Drigo stated.