first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Hon. Laurence Broderick, has lauded the safety record of the local mining industry.Speaking at the National Minerals Industry Safety Awards banquet, recently at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites in Kingston, Mr. Broderick pinpointed the work ethnic in the sector in terms of discipline and safety.He said that, visiting bauxite plants, he observed the respect that the heads of the companies had for security and safety.“Not only were we given a thorough lecture, we were given the boots, the hat, the goggles,” the State Minister reflected. He said he was also impressed with the fact that the management also practised the safety measures outlined to visitors.Minister of State in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Hon. Laurence Broderick (left), in discussion with Executive Director of the Jamaica Bauxite Institute (JBI), Mr. Parris Lyew-Ayee, prior to the start of the National Minerals Industry Safety Awards banquet, held recently at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, in Kingston.He praised the industry for having kept a low injury index and few deaths, noting that the safety practices employed were models that should be promoted.He suggested that tours be arranged for children, to enlighten them on how a disciplined entity operates and how they should conduct themselves.On the status of the bauxite/alumina industry, Mr. Broderick said that despite the downturn, there will be opportunities for Jamaicans, as the Government seeks new markets and forge new partnerships when the industry rebounds.“As we look down the road, we see an industry that saw alumina plummeting to a low of some US$1,200 per tonne, we saw it creeping back to US$2,000, we know it came from a high of US$3,000 but, if we are thinking people, we will understand that we are not far from the horizon,” he projected. RelatedBroderick Praises Safety System in Mining Sector Broderick Praises Safety System in Mining Sector MiningDecember 1, 2009 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedBroderick Praises Safety System in Mining Sector RelatedBroderick Praises Safety System in Mining Sectorlast_img read more

first_imgTourism Minister Hails Work of TPDCo TourismFebruary 14, 2013Written by: Douglas McIntosh FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedTourism Minister Hails Work of TPDCo RelatedTourism Minister Hails Work of TPDCo RelatedTourism Minister Hails Work of TPDCocenter_img Story HighlightsTourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has commended the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) for its work in maintaining Jamaica’s tourism product at the highest international standard.Speaking at the entity’s staff awards luncheon, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, on February 12, under the theme: ‘Celebration of Service in Tourism’, Dr. McNeill underscored the importance of tailoring Jamaica’s tourism provisions to fulfill the needs and expectations of target clients.“Without a great tourism product… no doubt this would result in customer dissatisfaction, something we cannot afford. It is part of your responsibility to ensure that the product meets the highest standards, so that visitors will know, once they arrive on our beautiful shores that steps are being taken to bring the product to its highest level. Your impact in this area has been significant and I want to commend you,” the Minister told the staff. Tourism and Entertainment Minister, Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, has commended the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo) for its work in maintaining Jamaica’s tourism product at the highest international standard.Speaking at the entity’s staff awards luncheon, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston, on February 12, under the theme: ‘Celebration of Service in Tourism’, Dr. McNeill underscored the importance of tailoring Jamaica’s tourism provisions to fulfill the needs and expectations of target clients.“Without a great tourism product… no doubt this would result in customer dissatisfaction, something we cannot afford. It is part of your responsibility to ensure that the product meets the highest standards, so that visitors will know, once they arrive on our beautiful shores that steps are being taken to bring the product to its highest level. Your impact in this area has been significant and I want to commend you,” the Minister told the staff.Dr. McNeill noted that efforts to this end have manifested in TPDCo’s focus on training industry workers, instituting appropriate regulations, and partnering with communities in maintaining, beautifying and facilitating infrastructural development.“Over the last few years, I am advised that TPDCo has completed physical works to the tune of over $450 million annually. It has also trained over 11,000 industry workers and assessed just under 5,000 entities annually,” the Minister said.“However, while we have been doing some good work in spurts, we must now begin to press (ahead) on transformational projects in areas such as Port Royal, Falmouth, Ocho Rios and Spanish Town…that will have a larger impact, and involve and benefit even more Jamaicans,” he added.Citing the country’s current economic challenges, Dr. McNeill said the tourism sector is deemed pivotal in efforts to revitalize the economy, while asserting that, “we (tourism stakeholders) are going to have to lead the growth going forward.”“As we forge ahead to transform our tourism product…only the highest ethical standards, the best technical standards, the utmost professional standards, will be good enough. Success will require prudent planning and the creation of a holistic policy framework to foster the sustainable development and transformation of our tourism product,” the Minister emphasized.In her remarks, TPDCo Chairperson, Maxine Henry-Wilson, also commended the agency’s staff, while pointing out that the institution is cognizant of its “immense” role in the tourism sector, and acknowledges that if its mandate is not properly executed, this could “negatively affect our brand”.“I also believe that we are aware of the changing nature of the highly competitive global economy and the changing nature of our visitors, who are no longer content with enjoying just sun, sea and sand. They are, more than ever, more discerning, more sophisticated, and require higher standards across the board,” she said, while underscoring the need to cater to local communities in facilitating the enhancement of the country’s various assets.“All of these elements are key components which help to differentiate us from other destinations. Things are moving at a rapid pace and we must be nimble in our response to the changes, so that we can assist our stakeholders and, by extension, Jamaica’s tourism industry, in maintaining its competitive advantage,” Mrs. Henry-Wilson said.Just over 80 TPDCo employees were presented with special awards for exemplary and outstanding service.The Tourism Product Development Company is the central agency mandated by the Government to facilitate the maintenance, development and enhancement of Jamaica’s tourism product. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img He retired from Air Liquide after 35 years of service.He enjoyed fishing hunting and camping and loved being out on his sailboat.He will be remembered for his very heart, but also not holding back when he had something to say. Kenneth Luke Borel, 74, of Sulphur passed away peacefully Saturday, October 24, 2020.A Port Arthur native, he has resided is Sulphur for 22 years and was member of Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church.Kenneth was a proud Untied States Air Force Veteran. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Lois Borel; son, Raymond James Borel and friend, Samantha Elaine of Carlyss; daughter,Isabelle Marie Borel Wallace and husband, Billy of Ragley; and grandchildren Sarah Denise Wallace and Jacob Wallace.Honoring Kenneth’s wishes, no services will be held.center_img Cremation has been entrusted to Johnson & Robison Funeral Home.Words of comfort and memories may be shared at www.robisonfuneralhome.com.last_img read more

first_imgJordans Company Secretarial PrecedentsPeter Van Duzer, Cecile GillardJordans, £120 I was delighted when I was asked to review Jordans Company Secretarial Precedents, as it is a book I have always had to hand. Some years ago, having been away from the law for a while, I set up a small law practice on an overdraft facility of £1,000. With such limited funds available, I had to choose my resources carefully. Online subscription services were out of the question and, having trawled the bookshelves in Blackstones, I selected the then current version of this book. Compared with many other books, it seemed to represent very good value for money and the same holds true today. It obviously stood me in good stead and my small practice grew steadily. Years later, and after relocating to Cornwall, I am now an associate partner at an award-winning law firm, heading its corporate and commercial department. We do, of course, have easy access to numerous online resource services, but Jordans still sits within easy reach on my desk. The reason for this is simple: Jordans is a mine of useful information for any practising corporate/commercial lawyer. It is set out in a user-friendly fashion that is easy to read and to locate the topic you are interested in. The text is always informative and concise, and the precedent forms (which are usually filled out by way of example) and sample resolutions are invaluable when teaching trainees. They are useful too for experienced lawyers who, on the odd occasion, might find themselves in uncharted territory. The book also has a CD that contains all of the precedents in electronic format for ease of use. In sum, this is a valuable publication. In fact, in my department it is the only hard-copy publication used on a regular basis by members of the team at all levels of qualification. Congratulations to the authors – keep up the good work. Penny Paddle is an associate partner, and head of corporate and commercial, at Follett Stock in Cornwalllast_img read more

first_imgThe Dominica Meteorological Service has extended its flood warning for Dominica until 6:00 AM Saturday, September 12, 2015.A Flood Warning means that flooding is already occurring or will occur during the warning period.Weather forecasters say unstable conditions associated with the remnants of Tropical Storm Grace which is now a tropical wave are expected to continue affecting Dominica during this afternoon.“This system will spread partly cloudy to cloudy skies along with pockets of moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms over some sections of the island. Rainfall accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are possible with isolated higher amounts,” the advisory indicates.“Due to the already saturated nature of the soil, any additional rainfall is likely to result in further flooding and landslides. Hence, residents in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks are urged to take all necessary precautions to protect life and property,” it adds.A gradual improvement in conditions is expected by Saturday afternoon.Further weather advisories can be obtained by calling (767) 447 5555 or via the Dominica Meteorological Service’s website. Sharing is caring! 969 Views   no discussions LocalNews UPDATE: Flood warning extended for Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – September 11, 2015 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

first_img 1/1 720p HD About Connatix V56892 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD Auto (360p)center_img 360p About Connatix V56892 The Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and Cleveland Indians are among the surprising division leaders as Major League Baseball ends its first month of competition. However, it’s the Los Angeles Dodgers who possess the best record in baseball at the end of April. Here’s what’s happening this week in Major League Baseball.Bryce Harper Makes His DebutNineteen-year-old Bryce Harper, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft, made his big league debut for the Washington Nationals on Saturday evening at Dodger Stadium. In addition to his first hit – a double – Harper hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning of Saturday’s ballgame. However, the Dodgers’ Matt Kemp blasted a game-winning home run in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a 4-3 win. On Sunday, Harper singled and made a fine leaping catch while in center field. Still, Harper’s Nationals lost their fourth game in a row, 2-0, to L.A. L.A. Dodgers Off To Best Start Since 1981After a three-game sweep of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals, the L.A. Dodgers are 16-6, their best start since 1981. The last time the Dodgers were 10 games over .500 was July of 2010. With outfielder Matt Kemp playing like a potential Triple Crown candidate, manager Don Mattingly may have a potential World Series team on his hands if his pitching continues to dominate the National League teams as it has thus far.Scott Hairston Hits for the CycleNew York Mets’ outfielder and utility player Scott Hairston hit for the cycle on Friday night in Denver. Hairston went 4 for 5 with four RBIs and became the 10th player in team history – and first in the majors this season – to hit for the cycle. Unfortunately for Hairston, the Mets lost the game 18-9.Play of the Week: Minnesota Twins Double PlayJamey Carroll and Trevor Plouffe of the Minnesota Twins show nice team work in doubling up Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz last week at Target Field.Injuries Affect ContendersSeveral injuries to key players could have a lasting impact in the eventual pennant races in both the National and American leagues. Earlier this week, the New York Yankees announced that Michael Pineda, the budding young pitching prospect they acquired in an off-season trade with Seattle, would miss the entire 2012 season because of a damaged shoulder. Also, Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford had a setback in his effort to get past an elbow injury. The New York Mets placed both outfielder Jason Bay and pitcher Mike Pelfrey on the disabled list this week.All-Star Game Ballot ReleasedFans at major league ballparks across the country were given the 2012 MLB All-Star ballot for the first time this season. In addition to long time fan favorites like Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki and Chipper Jones, the ballot lists many young players such as Jesus Montero, Eric Hosmer and Dee Gordon. The 2012 All-Star Game will be played at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday, July 10.This Week’s Series to Watch: Philadelphia Phillies at Washington NationalsWashington has sprinted out to a great start with a 14-8 record, which ties them with the Atlanta Braves for first place in the NL East. However, as the Braves and Nationals both know, the NL East title will be won by beating Philadelphia. The Phillies and Nationals meet for the first time in 2012 when their three-game series starts Friday at Nationals Park in D.C. During the past off-season, Washington made an effort to keep the many Phillies fans from making the trip to D.C. and taking over the home team’s ballpark. We’ll see how successful those measures were this weekend.Best Reason to to be a Fan this Week: The Phillie PhanaticWhile the Philadelphia Phillies are still struggling to score runs and record wins, the fans in Philadelphia are keeping entertained by watching the best mascot in baseball. The Phillie Phanatic celebrated its 34th birthday on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Here’s the Phanatic earlier this season displaying one of its many characters: Tina Turner Phanatic:Fantasy Pick-up of the Week: Stephen Strasburg, Washington NationalsAfter Tommy John-surgery to repair an elbow ligament cost him almost the entire 2011 season, many fans and pundits were unsure if Stephen Strasburg could return to be the force he was before his injury. The answer seems to be yes so far in 2012. Through five starts, Strasburg is 2-0 with a 1.12 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 32 innings. If someone in your league slept on this budding star, it’s time to pick him up.Fantasy Drop of the Week: Heath Bell, Miami MarlinsHeralded as a key free agent-signing in the off-season, Heath Bell was supposed to be the Marlins’ closer for the next three years. Bell has been terrible in 2012. After seven games, he has three blown saves in five chances, a 9.53 ERA and a 2.82 WHIP. Bell may very well turn his season around down the stretch, but don’t wait for him to work through his issues.last_img read more