first_imgStory HighlightsThe Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen, made a recent visit to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.Their Excellencies served as patrons of the institution’s 1st Annual Fund Raising Gala: Connections in aid of the Rebuilding from the Ashes campaign. The black tie event was well supported by a cross-section of persons. Advertisements Related24-Year Old Female Footballer is 2016 Rhodes Scholar Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen Visit Trinidad and TobagoJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedJustice Sinclair-Haynes Appointed To Court Of Appeal The Governor-General of Jamaica, His Excellency the Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen and Her Excellency the Most Honourable Lady Allen, made a recent visit to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago from 26th-29th November 2015 at the invitation of the President of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), Dr. Clinton Valley and Mrs. Martha Valley. Their Excellencies served as patrons of the institution’s 1st Annual Fund Raising Gala: Connections in aid of the Rebuilding from the Ashes campaign.The main auditorium of the eighty-eight year old institution, nestled in the heart of the picturesque Maracas Valley, was gutted by fire in April 2012. The Gala was one of the main events organized through the USC’s fundraising campaign for the replacement of the auditorium with multipurpose facility which will serve the University community. The black tie event was well supported by a cross-section of persons, including the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, His Excellency Thomas Aquinas Carmona who was also a special guest, the High Commissioner for Jamaica His Excellency David Prendergast and Mrs. Angella Prendergast, members of the Jamaican community who came out in their numbers to meet Their Excellencies The Governor-General and Lady Allen, members of the University Administration and friends of the University.While in Trinidad and Tobago, The Governor-General and Lady Allen paid a courtesy call on President Carmona and Mrs. Reema Carmona. During the exchange, The Governor-General shared the “I Believe” Initiative with President Carmona and addressed a group of students who were in attendance at the courtesy call.Other activities included visits to the University’s campus where The Governor-General briefly addressed the General Assembly as well as the Divine Hour Service of the University’s Sabbath Education Convention. There was also a Jamaican breakfast hosted by Dr. Clinton Valley and Mrs. Martha Valley, which was followed by a meet and greet session for Their Excellencies with the University Administration, Faculty, staff, students, the Jamaican community and other invited guests.  The High Commissioner and Mrs. Prendergast also hosted Their Excellencies at lunch.Their Excellencies returned to Jamaica on 29th November 2015.center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Governor General Sir Patrick Allen and Lady Allen Visit Trinidad and Tobago Governor GeneralDecember 3, 2015Written by: Jamaica High Commission RelatedGovernor-General Appoints the Hon. Donna Parchment-Brown Political Ombudsman Photo: Contributed Their Excellencies the Governor General and Lady Allen, His Excellency David Prendergast, High Commission for Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago and Mrs. Prendergast and Members of the Jamaican Community at Connections: Gala Fundraising Event on November 28.last_img read more

first_img BORDER ISSUES RELATIONS WITH THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Heads of Government expressed concern at the continuing grave human rights situation of Dominicans of Haitian descent threatened by statelessness and the precarious humanitarian situation of undocumented Haitians in the Dominican Republic who have been deported to Haiti. Heads of Government also agreed that the human rights situation of Dominicans of Haitian descent must form part of the Agenda of the CARIFORUM-EU policy or political dialogue. Caribbean health ministers discussing new system in face of… Belize-Guatemala Relations CRICKET GOVERNANCE Nov 20, 2017 The Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to Incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community and the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community was opened for signature. Guyana, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago signed the Protocol. Region must adapt to the reality of climate change –… Heads of Government received a report from a Technical Working Group (TWG) on issues related to Associate Membership in CARICOM.  Heads of Government recognised the interest of six territories in becoming Associate Members and considered the analytical report in the context of seeking to review the guiding principles for the consideration of applications for Associate Membership.  Heads of Government noted that the ongoing discussions were taking place at a time when reform of the Community was being undertaken.  They also noted the resource challenges that would be faced by the Secretariat with respect to any future enlargement of the Community.  Heads of Government recognised the need for the articulation of an enlargement policy which should be submitted for their consideration at the July meeting of the Conference. You may be interested in… Associate Member, the Turks and Caicos Islands, was represented by Ms. Clara Gardiner, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Border Control and Employment. Also in attendance was His Excellency Ambassador Patrick Gomes, Secretary-General of the African Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP). Heads of Government received an update on efforts to resolve Guatemala’s claims over Belize’s territory.  Heads of Government expressed their hope that a referendum would be called early in both countries to decide on whether to submit Guatemala’s claims to the International Court of Justice for a final ruling.  Heads of Government encouraged both Belize and Guatemala to continue their efforts at constructive engagement and building of friendly relations for the betterment of their peoples.  Heads of Government recognized the important role of the Organization of American States (OAS) in support of the efforts of the Belize and Guatemala governments to secure lasting peace and development.  They called on the international community to support the efforts of these two countries, and to be especially generous in their support for the sustained involvement of the OAS in these efforts.  Heads of Government reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the maintenance and preservation of Belize’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Heads of Government welcomed the Paris Agreement which was the outcome of the 21st  Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held in France in December 2015.  They noted that CARICOM had a major interest in the outcome of this Conference, since, as SIDS, they stand to be among the most affected by Climate Change.  Heads of Government expressed their appreciation for the leadership of the then Chairman of Conference, Rt. Honourable Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados and Dr. the Honourable Kenny Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia and Lead Head of Government for Sustainable Development, at the COP 21 which resulted in the positive outcome for the Community.  They acknowledged the sterling contribution of the Region’s negotiators, the Task Force on Sustainable Development, led by Dr. the Honourable James Fletcher of Saint Lucia, the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the CARICOM Secretariat to the Community’s achievements at the Conference.  Heads of Government recognised the need to capitalize on the achievements at COP 21 by working towards improving the national and regional capacities, to take advantage of the opportunities that the Agreement provided for addressing the impacts of Climate Change.  Heads of Government agreed to maintain the diplomatic demarche at international levels in support of the 1.5°C goal, noting that at the current levels of commitment, temperature rise would be more than 2.7 °C.  The Conference urged active participation in the high-level signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement, to be convened by the United Nations Secretary-General, on the 22 April 2016 in New York.  The Conference also urged signature of the Agreement and deposit of instruments of ratification at that time or soonest thereafter.  Heads of Government noted the various opportunities for climate financing.  They agreed to elevate the importance of Readiness Programming in accordance with the Green Climate Fund, to include the mainstreaming of climate change in National Development Plans, in order to facilitate access to climate financing.  Heads of Government further agreed that the Task Force on Sustainable Development led by Dr the Honourable James Fletcher and the team of negotiators and experts should continue their work to facilitate the implementation of the Agreement.  Heads of Government resolved to remain actively engaged in the UNFCCC processes at the various levels to support implementation of the Paris Agreement. CLIMATE CHANGE Guyana-Venezuela Relations Feb 24, 2016 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The Thirty-Seventh Regular Meeting of the Conference will be held from 4-6 July 2016 under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of Dominica the Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit and will be co-hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat and the Government of Guyana. Feb 19, 2016 Heads of Government received an update on the recent developments with respect to the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. They noted that February 17, 2016, marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Geneva Agreement of 1966 between the Parties, which was intended to provide a solution to the controversy arising from Venezuela’s contention that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which definitively settled the land boundary between Guyana and Venezuela, is null and void. Heads of Government also noted that the Secretary General of the United Nations, having had discussions with the Heads of State of Guyana and Venezuela in September 2015, has since made a proposal to the two countries on the way forward towards a decisive end to the controversy.Heads of Government expressed their full support for the role of the United Nations Secretary General and his efforts, in keeping with the provisions of the Geneva Agreement, to bring the controversy to a definitive and judicious conclusion. Heads of Government reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the maintenance and preservation of Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.  FUTURE OF THE ACP GROUP OF STATES Heads of Government received a presentation on the Future of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).  They noted the intervention of the Secretary-General of the ACP, Ambassador Patrick. I. Gomes who participated in the discussions. OPENING The Chairman, the Honourable Dean Barrow, the immediate Past Chairman, the Rt. Honourable Freundel Stuart and the Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addressed the Opening Ceremony.  Prime Minister Stuart in giving a brief report on his tenure, highlighted the Community’s success at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris.  He also recognised the steps being taken towards the establishment of clear rules about how the Conference takes and implements decisions.  Prime Minister Stuart lauded the Region’s support for Dominica after Tropical Storm Erika.  Using the tropical storm as an example, he said that one of the essential principles that must permeate our thoughts, words, and deeds as a Region, was the need for an unshakeable commitment to unity in the face of adversity.  The Prime Minister also pointed out that in order for CARICOM to fulfill its immense promise, “first, we should look at the strengths of our movement and seek to retain them at all costs; second, we must look backward at important elements that we have lost in the regional integration movement and seek to reclaim them; third, we must look inward at our movement to carefully identify those aspects that hinder us, which we can discard, and should do so with some urgency.”  Prime Minister Barrow speaking of the issue of correspondent banking and particularly de-risking said it had “absolutely cataclysmic ramifications” for the Community.  He said it deprived our banks of the ability to keep US deposits, do wire transfers, facilitate credit card settlements for their local clients.  The Chairman added, “The implications of this for our international trade, for our remittances, for our structures of production, consumption and investment, are so obvious as to require little further elaboration”.  The Prime Minister said that the Community needed to settle on achievable goals for the immediate and medium-term, and specify and take the necessary steps for realization on a time and action basis.  He added, “I believe that our efforts must focus on retaining and improving all that has worked”.  Secretary-General LaRocque emphasised the success which collective action had brought to the Community citing the recent COP 21 in Paris as a fine example.  The Secretary-General noted that given the dynamics of the global situation, some of the issues impacting on the Community emanated from outside our borders.  He pointed out, however, that they had a direct effect on the economic, environmental and social life of the Region.  “Such situations,” he said, “while challenging, present us with further opportunities to strengthen our unity and generate a collective response.”  SECURITY Heads of Government discussed the issue of crime and security and agreed to increase co-operation and collaboration in this area. Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Lead Head of Government for Security in the quasi Cabinet was the first signatory to the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to Incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community and the Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Oct 17, 2018 AGREEMENTS SIGNED DATE OF THE THIRTY-SEVENTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF CARICOM ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMUNITY CORRESPONDENT BANKING  Heads of Government deplored the progressive decline in correspondent banking relationships available to the banking sector in Member States, as a result of the de-risking strategies employed by the global banks.  They opined that the withdrawal, restricted access and /or the higher cost of such services, allegedly in response to the heightened regulatory posture of regulatory authorities, would destabilize the financial sector in Member States with deleterious effects on growth and economic progress, as well as national security. Heads of Government emphasised that CARICOM Member States have complied with all global regulatory standards, including those established by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Global Forum, and have been scrutinized in every detail by the IMF and other multilateral institutions.  Indeed, they characterized the actions of the correspondent banks as an economic assault and was therefore tantamount to an economic blockade against Member States. Heads of Government therefore agreed to the appointment of a high-level advocacy group, led by the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.  This group will be charged with the responsibility to represent the interest of the Region in addressing the issue, including an approach to the United Nations and the World Trade Organisation, as well as the United States Congress, to create greater international awareness of the challenge confronting the Community.  ZIKA  Heads of Government expressed deep concern about the health and economic effects of the outbreak of the Zika Virus infection in the Community and they undertook to take a structured approach to deal with the disease.  In that regard, Heads of Government endorsed a course of action to address the spread of this disease and other diseases spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito including dengue and chikungunya.  They mandated CARPHA and the CARICOM Secretariat to report to the Council for Human and Social Development on Health (COHSOD – Health) on the implementation and effectiveness of the course of action.  Heads of Government noted that the most effective forms of prevention are reducing mosquito populations by eliminating their breeding sites, especially through the management of containers which collect and store water in and around households.  Heads of Government urged the population at large to join in a multi-sectoral approach to help eliminate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which would include continuous public education, and involve the health, education, tourism, media, telecommunications sectors as well as local government and private enterprises. Heads of Government endorsed the proposal for a Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week to be inaugurated in May 2016.  Heads of Government acknowledged the valuable role of CARPHA in the coordination of effective responses to public health crises in the Region, including through laboratory testing, advice and technical assistance to Member States. Heads of Government agreed to the re-appointment of Ambassador Irwin LaRocque as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community for a second five-year term to August 2021. In the context of the ongoing reform process, Heads of Government agreed that there would be a limit of two terms for Secretaries-General of the Community. PM Stuart addresses cricket governance REAPPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY-GENERAL The Twenty-Seventh Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Placencia, Belize on 16-17 February 2016.  The Prime Minister of Belize, the Honourable Dean Barrow, chaired the proceedings.  Other members of the Conference in attendance were:  the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, the Honourable Gaston Browne; the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Rt. Honourable Freundel Stuart; the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell; the President of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier (ret’d) David Granger; the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris; and the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley. The Bahamas was represented by the Honourable Frederick Mitchell, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Commonwealth of Dominica was represented by Senator the Honourable Francine Baron, Minister of Foreign Affairs and CARICOM Affairs; Haiti was represented by Ambassador Guy Lamothe.  Jamaica was represented by Senator the Honourable A.J. Nicholson, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Saint Lucia was represented by the Honourable Alva Baptiste, Minister of External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation; St. Vincent and the Grenadines was represented by the Honourable Camillo Gonsalves, Minister of Economic Planning and Sustainable Development; Suriname was represented by the Vice-President, His Excellency Ashwin Adhin. Heads of Government reaffirmed their commitment to the development of West Indies cricket and applauded the recent performance of the 2016 World Champion under 19 Team. Heads of Government discussed the Report of the Joint Meeting of the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee (PMSC) on Cricket and the Cricket Governance Committee held on 9 February 2016. They undertook an in-depth review of the governance issues with respect to the West Indies Cricket Board Inc. Heads of Government endorsed the recommendations of the Final Report of the Review Panel on the Governance of Cricket of October 2015 and affirmed that they must be implemented. Heads of Government agreed to explore all options available to achieve the desired outcome of improved governance of West Indies cricket and undertook to inform concerned parties of their position. CARICOM lauds Saint Lucia’s contribution as the… COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOMCOMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 26-27 February, 2018, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27…March 1, 2018In “Anguilla”CARICOM Heads into Day Two of Belize Inter-sessional    Heads of Government and other Heads of Delegation at the 27th CARICOM Inter-sessional in Placencia, Belize. Front row: (l-r) CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Prime Minister, Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell; Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley; President, Guyana, H.E. David Granger; Prime Minister, Belize, Hon. Dean…February 17, 2016In “General”COMMUNIQUÉ Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 FEBRUARY 2019The Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019.  Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance…February 27, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

first_imgThe Barbados-based Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) says while some parts of the Caribbean have been receiving below normal rainfall in the past few months, there are concerns for short term drought situations only in St. Lucia and the Bahamas.It said shorter term drought is seen in northern Belize, St. Lucia and Tobago and that long-term drought situation, by end of November this year, is evolving in northern Belize.The bulletin notes that during the period July to August this year, apart from Barbados that was slightly dry to moderately wet, and Trinidad that was slightly dry to moderately wet, rainfall totals in the islands of the eastern Caribbean were normal to below normal for the three-month period.It said Tobago ranged from exceptionally dry in the west to normal in the east; Grenada, Antigua and St. Kitts normal; St. Vincent extremely dry; St. Lucia extreme to exceptionally dry from north to south; Martinique moderate to severely dry.According to the Barbados-based organization, Dominica experienced normal to moderately dry rainfall; Guadeloupe normal to severely dry; and St. Maarten moderately dry.“Conditions in the Guianas ranged from exceptionally wet in northern Guyana to normal in eastern Guyana, across northern Suriname into western French Guiana. Aruba was moderately dry, but Curacao normal. Apart from in the west that was slightly dry, Puerto Rico was normal; but Hispaniola ranged from extremely dry in the south to normal in the east and northwest.“Conditions in Jamaica ranged from extremely dry in the northwest to slightly wet in the east, while Grand Cayman was normal. Cuba and northern Bahamas ranged from normal to moderately dry. Belize was normal in the south to severely dry in the northwest,” it added.last_img read more

first_imgUntil recently, they were teammates at Real (Madrid), and now one has taken the other’s boyfriend. One of the sons of the “white ballet” coach Zinedine Zidane – the goalkeeper Luca, is already with the beautiful Marina, who was with Marco Asensio.The couple in love initially hid their relationship, but decided to raise the curtain. Luca Zidane, 22, and Marina Muntane posted joint photos on Instagram at the same time. The lovers showed up from Ibiza, where they are on vacation.Winbet – double the thrill of the game! (18+)Zidane Jr. turned out to be unnecessary at Real (Madrid) and is currently without a team after the expiration of his contract with the “royal” club. Last season the goalkeeper was hired in Racing (Santander).Marina with Marco Asensio:last_img read more

first_img SBC News stretched the lead to almost 10 points at the top of the Tipster Challenge leaderboard after an unpredictable day of horse racing at Ascot.The Guests stayed in touch, despite John Hill only managing two victories and 4.88 points. The PR Manager at Coral was particularly disappointed with Arod (13/8) and Clever Cookie (9/4), as both well backed favourites came up just short.Stephen Harris of bettingexpert endured a frustrating day, whilst Timeform were again unable to build upon their impressive showing at Newmarket in Week 13.Race Winners at Ascot:Create A Dream – 5/1Dawn Of Hope – 15/8Mizzou – 11/4Gifted Master – 3/1Gm Hopkins – 5/2Balmoral Castle – 16/1Tipster Challenge Week 15 Leaderboard: RankTipsterWeekAverageTotalRankTipsterWeekAverageTotal Related Articles We will be taking on bettingexpert, Timeform and a rotation of guests, with the focus on a specific Wednesday race meet.Throughout the year we will keep record of points won each week, points won on average and points won overall for each.The guest tipsters will compete as one team, with their points added together as one leaderboard entry.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the purpose of the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.For example, if bettingexpert backs a winning horse at 8/1, they will get 8 points. Submit Sportech highlights new client wins under lockdown June 26, 2020 SportCaller teams up with Coral for Racing Super Series launch August 12, 2020center_img Share StumbleUpon Share 1SBC News7.385.9188.66 2Guests4.885.2678.97 3bettingexpert2.504.0059.96 4Timeform0.002.5538.27 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more

first_img Related ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Montia Sabbag, the woman allegedly seen in that sex tape with Kevin Hart, wants to help Hart find the extortionists trying to set them up.According to People, Sabbag’s attorney, Lisa Bloom, says she’s been communicating with Hart’s lawyer, and she and Sabbag are cooperating with the investigation.“Right after the weekend in Las Vegas I think they had some contact, but since the extortionist came out with these images, it’s all been through attorneys,” Bloom said. “I’ve spoken to Kevin’s attorney and established a friendly relationship. We’re on the same side, he agrees, and there doesn’t need to be any hostility or animosity. Let’s just catch the criminal who did this.”Bloom says that her client is a victim in the case and that neither Sabbag nor Hart were aware that they were being filmed during their encounter. However, both are serious about seeing the extortionist being brought to justice.“They clearly are treating her as a crime victim and not as a suspect, which is appropriate,” Bloom said. “They are also taking the case very seriously — they were very respectful to us and we were very respectful to them.”Hart went on Instagram last month to apologize to his wife and kids for an unspecified indiscretion. His management released a statement to ABC News the next day, saying Hart was a victim of extortion, but declined to provide details, citing an ongoing investigation.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more