Month: October 2020

first_img Jul 5, 2016 You may be interested in… We need this Community – PM Chastanet Jul 11, 2016 CARICOM banks on excellent relations with UK, EU President Bachelet is a special guest of the Heads of Government and will have talks with them on Monday. In his address at the Opening Ceremoy of the Meeting on Monday, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque described Chile as a “country with which the Community has had long-standing friendly and cooperative links”. We look forward to a fruitful exchange of views with Her Excellency on areas of mutual interest,” he said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Heads of Government begin discussions center_img Prime Minister of Guyana, the Hon, Moses Nagamootoo greets President of Chile, Her Excellency Michele Bachelet on her arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri, Monday evening Assistant Secretary-General, Foreign and Community Relations, CARICOM Secretariat, Ambassador Colin Granderson, greets President of Chile, Her Excellency Michele Bachelet at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri Monday evening President Michele Bachelet arrives in Guyana for talks with the CARICOM Heads of Government President of the Republic of Chile, Her Excellency Michele Bachelet touched down in Guyana on Monday evening to hold discussions with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government who are meeting here in Georgetown, Guyana, for their 37th Regular Meeting. Jul 5, 2016 Jul 7, 2016 Patrick Manning hailed as a true Caribbean man CARICOM reiterates call for lifting embargo on CubaWhile Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) are pleased at the ongoing normalisation of relations between Cuba and the United States of America (USA), they are reiterating a call for the trade and economic embargo imposed by the US on the Spanish-speaking Caribbean country to be lifted. Addressing…July 7, 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”Co-hosting Meeting symbolises Guyana’s commitment to integration – Guyana Foreign Minister[su_pullquote align=”right”]“That is part of the process of deepening our role in CARICOM. To the extent that we can participate in all these meetings and field stronger technical teams, we will be able to represent the Region more effectively.” Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge[/su_pullquote]Guyana’s co-hosting of the upcoming Meeting…July 3, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_img 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Related Posts It was noted that the working visit is part of ongoing efforts to foster greater dialogue aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two CARICOM Member States. Read more at: Guyana Chronicle Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… Caribbean COVID-19 Food Security and Livelihoods Impact… Jun 29, 2020center_img (Guyana Chronicle) TRINIDAD and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will be accompanied by five of his ministers when he arrives in Guyana this week for bilateral talks with President David Granger. The high-level team from the twin-island republic is scheduled to arrive in Guyana on Wednesday for a two-day working visit. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday, President Granger and Prime Minister Rowley will discuss a wide range of matters of interest to both states, including energy-sector cooperation, agriculture and security. Their meeting will be followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy-sector cooperation between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. “The non-binding MoU will outline a number of sector-specific areas of possible cooperation between the two countries and will be publicised when it has been signed,” the ministry explained. Aug 27, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Rowley to meet Guyana’s President Granger WednesdayOPM, Trinidad and Tobago  –   Prime Minister Dr the Honourable Keith Rowley will meet with President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Brigadier David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which starts tomorrow (Wednesday 19 September, 2018). Bilateral discussions between the countries will focus…September 18, 2018In “Energy”Guyana seeks technical support for oil and gas take-offPRESIDENT David Granger on Thursday held discussions with top oil and gas officials of Trinidad and Tobago during a meeting at his Shiv Chanderpaul Drive office. T&T Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Ms. Nicole Olivierre and Deputy Permanent Secretary in her ministry, Mr. Andre Laveau, met with Mr. Granger…August 26, 2016In “CARICOM”Guyana looks to Caribbean Week of Agriculture, COTED, to facilitate greater collaboration with CARICOM neighbours(Department of Public Information) Guyana is looking to Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) and the Caribbean Agriculture Week meeting to strengthen agricultural collaboration with Trinidad and other Caribbean countries. Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder speaking on the sidelines of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between…September 21, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_img Oct 1, 2020 At the day-long seminar that pulled participation from regional governments, Community institutions and international development partners, stakeholders also wanted the timely dissemination of the Census results. The seminar, held at the Grenada Trade Centre in St. George’s, honed in on the Census and its role in the implementation of the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS). Participants had interactive sessions on the Regional Strategy for the Census in the Caribbean; Census Management and Planning with emphasis on delivering high quality census results, and the challenges and lessons learned for the RSDS implementation. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Census exercise, and promoting and enabling Information Technology (IT) applications in the RSDS were discussed, as was the effective data dissemination using REDATAM. Participants stressed the importance of the use of up-to-date ICT techniques in the Census activity that would not only enable greater efficiency in Census-taking and delivery of timely Census results, but would benefit the ICT Infrastructure in the entire Statistical System, thus promoting IT as a key enabler of the RSDS. CDB to Lend US$70M to The Bahamas and Saint Lucia,… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Participants at the Regional High Level Seminar on Statistics in Grenada are calling on CARICOM Member States to ensure that adequate resources are provided for the timely conduct of the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census. This is one of the recommendations contained in a Seminar Resolution that will be placed before delegates at the High Level Advocacy Forum on Statistics which will be held on Friday, 22 February, 2019. CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… You may be interested in… Sep 29, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Ms. Marissa Ramotar of the Regional Statistics Programme talks about the Regional Seminar on Statistics and the High Level Advocacy Forum on Statistics being held in St. George’s, Grenada 21-22 Feb., 2019 on #SoundCloud https://t.co/DxPrR688rO— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) February 20, 2019 Sessions will look at the leadership & management of the RSDS, https://t.co/MbIBB3nPkt statistical standardisation & harmonisation & statistical literacy. Participants will also hold discussions on gender mainstreaming.— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) February 21, 2019 The CARICOM Statistics System (CSS) is planning a paperless exercise for this Round of Census and this drew robust discussion at the seminar, especially with respect to the types of equipment and software that would best fit the circumstances of the Caribbean. Common tools which were recommended for the dissemination of Census data in the 2020 Census Round, include, REDATAM, ‘CensusInfo‘, and GIS-web-enabled Census e-portals. Participants also emphasised the importance of the Population and Housing Census as an integrated programme of the CSS, and is therefore to be implemented as part of the RSDS. The discussion underscored the vital importance of the Census in treating with natural disasters, climate change and with the status of special population groups such as the ageing population, persons with disabilities, women, children, youths, particularly unemployed/school dropouts, persons living below the poverty line, persons in situations of crime and violence and in other situations of vulnerabilities. Stakeholders also emphasised the importance of the Census in providing information for monitoring the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), for enabling the implementation of the SAMOA Pathway; for achieving regional integration through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and in the monitoring of National Development Plans. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 7, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Spotlight on Statistics Strategy – PM Mitchell to address High Level Forum in Grenada next weekA High Level Advocacy Forum on Statistics will be held next week as the Region continues to place more emphasis on the production and use of quality statistics. The Forum, the third of its kind in the Region, will be held in St. George’s, Grenada, on 22 February 2018 under…February 15, 2019In “CARICOM”Regional Seminar on Statistics focuses on 2020 Census, RSDSA Regional High Level Seminar on Statistics focusing on the 2020 Round of Population and Housing Census and the Regional Strategy for the Development of Statistics (RSDS) got underway in St. George’s, Grenada, Thursday morning. The Seminar at the Grenada Trade Centre explores the role of the Census in the…February 21, 2019In “Associate Member States”September focus on statisticsThe Caribbean Community( CARICOM) Secretariat earlier this month participated in a series of meetings that were geared at promoting the production and use of quality statistics in the Region. CARICOM Secretariat representatives participated in sessions on Disability Measurement Statistics in Bridgetown, Barbados, and the Caribbean Conference on Transformative Agenda for Official Statistics, also…September 26, 2016In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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 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. Due to aftermarket growth, Dorman Products is expanding its sales team and has Product Sales, Area/Territory Management, National Account Management and Traditional Sales openings available for experienced sales individuals. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The open positions and locations are: • Area Sales Manager -Traditional Sales Positions Based in Southern California and New Hampshire • National Account Manager Position Based on the East Coast • National Product Sales Manager – Heavy Duty Based in Colmar, Pa. For more information and to apply for one of these positions, click here.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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first_img“We are writing to urge you to act swiftly to address recommendations issued in the United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General’s (USPS OIG) recent audit report… which examined Facility Conditions, Delayed Mail, and Staffing Levels in Albuquerque, New Mexico,” the lawmakers wrote. The lawmakers also emphasized that “[a]ny delay in mail processing, scanning or delivery should not be tolerated by USPS as Americans heavily rely on timely delivery for critical documents, medicine and other items,” while urging USPS to move quickly to fill staffing vacancies and address all building maintenance, safety and security issues. In their letter, the lawmakers called on USPS to address these troubling conditions and swiftly enact critical improvements, such as filling staff vacancies; maintaining safe and secure facilities; and ensuring the timely delivery of mail. WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland wrote to Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan urging the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to implement recommendations made by a recent audit report issued by the USPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding serious deficiencies at post office facilities in Albuquerque. The full text of the letter is available here. Last year, after hearing troubling reports from local postal union leaders, Udall and former Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham successfully requested a USPS Inspector General investigation into claims of unsafe conditions, staffing cutbacks, and delayed or unprocessed mail at post office facilities in Albuquerque. After its audit, the Inspector General issued a report finding that USPS facilities in Albuquerque failed to meet the necessary building maintenance, safety, and security standards, along with recommendations to address these issues. While the Inspector General report did not establish cases of undelivered mail, it did identify delays and missing information about mail processing before mail was sent out for delivery. Finally, they requested regular updates on USPS’ efforts to ensure that the Inspector General’s recommendations are implemented swiftly and effectively. “We have serious concerns about the report’s findings, which revealed building maintenance deficiencies including excessive roof leaks, unsanitary conditions, and structural issues…  Subjecting customers and postal workers to unsafe or unsanitary conditions is unacceptable and related issues addressed in this report should be remedied by USPS immediately,” they continued. U.S. SENATE News:last_img read more

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first_img“End Plastic Soup” was just one of the many exhibitors at the Rotary International Convention held this year in Hamburg, Germany. Current actions for the Baltic Sea include:Reducing the nutrient load entering the Baltic Sea at the Kaunas, Lithuania, Wastewater Treatment Plant;Lifelong learning programs for wastewater treatment operators in Estonia; andRegional benchmarks for energy efficiency in wastewater treatment. “The Baltic Sea Challenge” is a free, international network focused on protecting waters and open to all actors. This group caught my eye because one of the main concerns of my Rotary Club in Guatemala is dealing with the myriad pollution issues in Lake Atitlan, our home body of water. I spoke with the End Plastic Soup people about publishing their materials in Spanish (and other languages) and was told that they are working on this. The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is a group of Rotarians whose purpose is to support Rotary clubs to effectively plan, finance, implement, monitor and evaluate water, sanitation, and hygiene programs, where they are most needed in a collaborative, cost-effective, timely, and sustainable manner, true to the principles of Rotary. https://wasrag.org/ Two Rotary Action Groups (RAG) in which I am interested had booths in the House of Friendship: WASRAG and ESRAG. WASRAG (Water and Sanitation) and ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability) One of many hats displayed at the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg. Courtesy/David Griggs center_img Started in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, this group is trying to make the 1.2 million worldwide Rotarians aware of the immense problem of plastic waste. These creative hats had examples of the plastic soup polluting our waterways: https://endplasticsoup.nl/?lang=en. Various companies were selling products that might appeal to the project needs of certain clubs. For example, Shelter Box had a display. One of their boxes includes a large tent (an example of which they had set up), blankets, groundsheets and mattresses solar-charged lights, blankets, water containers and purification equipment, tools, rope, tarpaulins, and cooking sets containing a range of sturdy utensils. We in Guatemala are familiar with Shelter Boxes, as our District 4250 provided some to people displaced by the 2018 eruption of Fuego Volcano. https://www.shelterbox.org/ By DAVID H. GRIGGSForeign CorrespondentLos Alamos Daily Post The Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group works for promoting ecological and food security and sustainably managing equitable access to natural resources address the root-causes of conflict, war and forced migration on our crowded planet. https://www.esrag.org/ Check them out at www.balticseachallenge.netlast_img read more

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first_imgBy RICHARD SKOLNIKLos AlamosThe low vaccination rates at the Waldorf School in Santa Fe are a public health disaster in the making that should frighten all New Mexicans. If a student at that school gets measles, it is very likely that other unvaccinated students at the school will get measles. The infected students can then pass measles to others in the community, especially infants too young to be vaccinated and children with medical conditions that also prevent their being vaccinated.It was recently reported that the parents of unvaccinated students at the school “have not expressed concern” at the school’s low vaccination rates. One could state instead that: The parents of unvaccinated students at the school are not concerned about putting their own children at risk of a disease that can cause serious illness, permanent disability, and death. One could also say that “In addition, the parents are not concerned that failure to vaccinate their own children can put others, especially young infants and children with serious medical conditions, at risk of serious illness, disability, and death”.The Waldorf School is reported to have a communication plan in the event of an outbreak of disease at the school. However, measles is so infectious that no school communication plan is going to be able to stop its spread among the unvaccinated students. We have seen this, for example, in places like Rockland County, New York.If a parent fails to put an infant in a car seat, we regard the parent as putting the child in harm’s way and failing to protect the well-being of that child. We do not offer personal and religious exemptions for infant car seat usage. This is so, even though the failure to put the child in a car seat does not pose risks for other children.In the face of such low vaccination rates as those at the Waldorf School, the question for New Mexicans is not if an outbreak will occur, but when it will occur. New Mexico needs to join the other states that require childhood vaccination, except for real medical issues. Parental failure to vaccinate their children not only puts their own children at risk. Unlike with infant car seats, such failures also place other children at risk, and with measles, risks that can disable or kill.Editor’s note: Richard Skolnik is the former director for Health for the South Asia region of the World Bank, former lecturer on Global Health at the George Washington University and Yale University, the author of Global Health 101, and the instructor for the Coursera/Yale course  Essentials of Global Health.last_img read more

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first_imgThe second annual car show and fish fry is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at White Rock Senior Center parking lot. Courtesy/BESCWRSC News:The White Rock Senior Center will host its second annual car show and fish fry 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10 at 137 Longview Dr. in White Rock.Registration for the car show is a $20 donation and the People’s Choice Award winner will take home $50.To learn more. check out the senior center website at www.losalamosseniorcenter.com or call 505.672.2034.last_img read more

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first_imgMark Ronchetti From the Mark Ronchetti U.S. Senate Campaign:Longtime Albuquerque meteorologist Mark Ronchetti announced that he will run for U.S. Senate in New Mexico.Ronchetti, who has served as chief meteorologist at Albuquerque’s CBS-affiliated news station for 13 years, will seek the Republican nomination in the race.“Like all New Mexicans, I want my kids to grow up in an America where opportunities are created right here in New Mexico – where the American dream is as strong today as it’s ever been. I’m concerned that Washington is standing in the way of that bright future,” Ronchetti said. “Sadly, politicians like Congressman Ben Ray Lujàn are focused more on fighting one another than fighting for us – and that’s why I couldn’t sit on the sidelines anymore.”Ronchetti is a political outsider who has worked in television news for more than 23 years. He is a pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment conservative Republican who believes in low taxes and that government’s number one job should be to protect freedom and liberty and keep families safe. New Mexico deserves a senator who has not been part of the problem in Washington, but a senator who will represent true New Mexican values. Ronchetti said he will be the voice for New Mexicans in the nation’s capital, where he will work to preserve and grow New Mexico’s role at the forefront of the national defense, secure the southern border, and bring much-needed federal help toward the daily fight against crime. He said that he is ready to bring new leadership to Washington. “New Mexicans are fed up with the petty partisan politics that has gotten in the way of progress for New Mexicans,” Ronchetti said. “Hatred for your political opponents can never be stronger than your love of New Mexico – when it is, nobody wins. When partisanship is all that matters, it’s the people that get left behind – I will always put New Mexicans first.” Ronchetti is the grandson of immigrants whose family has impressed on him the importance of serving one’s community, and that the promise of the American Dream is what makes the United States a truly great and unique country. As New Mexico’s next U.S. senator, Ronchetti said he will take his pragmatic outsider perspective to Washington and always prioritize the future of New Mexico families – and the protection of the American Dream for every child – above all else. Ronchetti lives in Albuquerque, where he and his wife Krysty are raising two young daughters. Proud New Mexicans, Mark and Krysty said they want their children to be able to chase and realize their boldest dreams – right here, at home.Watch Ronchetti Video Here.Watch Mark’s campaign announcement video here:last_img read more

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first_imgFBI News:ALBUQUERQUE – Larry Mitchell Hopkins, who also is known as Johnny Horton Jr., 70, of Flora Vista, N.M., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque to being a felon in possession of a firearm.A grand jury indicted Hopkins April 24, 2019 for this offense.  In his plea agreement, Hopkins admitted committing this offense in San Juan County by possessing nine pistols, rifles and shotguns Nov. 28, 2017.  Hopkins also admitted possessing ammunition after being previously convicted of felony offenses in Michigan, Oregon and South Dakota, including illegal weapon possession and impersonating a peace officer.Hopkins is in custody awaiting sentencing. He faces up to 10 years in prison for this offense.The FBI investigated this case. The Sunland Park Police Department assisted in arresting Hopkins. Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Kraehe is prosecuting the case.last_img read more

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