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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_img Share RelatedSPI taps former top cop as city managerBy PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   The South Padre Island City Council appointed their interim choice to the official position as City Manager, as former SPI police chief Randy Smith officially accepted the job at Wednesday night’s regular meeting. Smith, who served as Police Chief for nine years,…June 21, 2019In “News”Laguna Vista names new city secretaryBy Martha McClain Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista officials have named Ana Hernandez to serve as permanent city secretary. Town Council members last month named her as an interim in the position, after Alma Deckard resigned. The actions are a part of a reorganizing of the town’s top level…March 21, 2020In “News”Laguna Vista Council approves pact with DavidBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Town Councilmembers on Tuesday approved a one-year employment contract with the new City Manager, Tony David. David served as chief of police for the Town for the past five years. He was the unanimous choice of the Town Council which reportedly…November 14, 2019In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSFormer Port Isabel City Manager Ed Meza was appointed Tuesday to serve as the Town of Laguna Vista’s city manager. The action was taken following an executive session in a specially called meeting where the Council deliberated the matter before returning to open session for a unanimous vote of support for Meza.He will report to work at the Town in three weeks, Mayor Susie Houston said. His salary was set at $80,000 per year, with benefits.Meza fills the vacancy created when Anthony “Tony” David, who had been appointed as interim city manager in October 2019 and permanent manager in January.David, who served as police chief here for five years previously, succeeded then City Manager Rolando Vela. The Council subsequently appointed James Harris III to replace David as police chief. Harris has since resigned that position and upon David’s request, the Council reappointed him to his former police chief position.Additionally, following the executive session, the Council unanimously voted to accept the resignation of longtime City Secretary Alma Deckard. She did not submit a letter of resignation citing her reasons, Houston said. Ana Hernandez, an employee of the Town was named to serve as interim city secretary.“It’s a new era. I feel good leaving the Town as it is,” Mayor Houston said.“Ed is the right fit for the Town. He brings a wealth of experienced to the table. I have complete confidence he will do a good job for us. He is familiar with our area,” she said. He was selected from a pool of applicants who had submitted resumes three to four months ago, Houston said.Prior to serving as Port Isabel city manager, Meza was the City’s museums’ director. He was terminated by the City of Port Isabel in 2015 and filed suit against the city over a breach contract dispute involving wrongful termination and political retaliation.last_img read more

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first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook A round-up of the latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…Chelsea are interested in Bournemouth’s Matt Richie along with Tottenham and Manchester United, The Sun claim.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is said to be considering making a bid for the Scotland international.AdChoices广告Meanwhile, speculation continues over the future of former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, who has been linked with a possible return to Stamford Bridge.The Daily Mirror say he would cost more than £50m and that Everton would fight to keep him even if they receive an offer of that size.Lukaku wanted regular first-team football at Chelsea.There has also been speculation over the future of John Mikel Obi, who appears to have suggested he could leave Chelsea this summer if he is not in their first-team plans.The midfielder, whose contract expires in 2017, is quoted by Goal.com as saying: “I have one more season with Chelsea but I know when this season ends, we will definitely sit down and try to sort out whatever needs to be sorted out.“If it means me leaving, fine. If it means me staying, then I have to play because one thing I don’t want to do is to sit on the bench like I did before.”Mikel has enjoyed a run in the Chelsea side under Guus HiddinkAnd Chelsea have again been linked with Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, this time by the Daily Express.The newspaper claim Chelsea are among a number of English clubs ‘on standby’ following comments by the Germany international.“I have to find out for myself what I want to do,” he told German outlet ZDF.“I hesitate to make a decision now, but I’m thinking about it a lot.” See also:Transfer gossip: Kanté and Zaza among those linked with ChelseaGossip: United linked with Costa and Blues are said to be keen on Athletic Bilbao starTransfer gossip: Blues could sell Ake to Watford for £3m, Mirror claimTransfer gossip: United close to beat Blues to Chong deal, Mail claimTransfer gossip: More speculation over the future of Chelsea youngster QuinaTransfer gossip: Speculation continues over Ake’s futureTransfer gossip: Juve will target Chelsea trio, Tuttosport claimTransfer gossip: More speculation over futures of Lukaku and CourtoisTransfer gossip: Blues chasing Brozovic, reports in Italy sayTransfer gossip: Blues eyeing Forster, Sun on Sunday claimTransfer gossip: PSG linked as speculation over Costa’s future continuesTransfer gossip: Chelsea again tipped to move for Everton duoTransfer gossip: Conte plans to offload Blues trio, Star claimTransfer gossip: Chelsea again linked with Kantelast_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After activists hung off the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge in Vancouver last week, the organization Suits and Boots is gearing up for a pro-resource blitz all across B.C.Suits and Boots was launched in April by former federal Conservative leadership candidate Rick Peterson to “combat anti-resource propaganda.”In May the organization held a rally in support of Kinder Morgan’s Transmountain Pipeline simultaneously with those held in Fort St. John, Kitimat, Fort Nelson and Smithers.- Advertisement -Peterson mentioned that volunteers from his group will start consulting with mayors, councillors, MLAs and MPs to get representatives.The group will consult politicians all across B.C. and speak with members as far north as Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, and Vanderhoof.“Enough is enough. We can no longer stand by and let this stream of anti-resource propaganda spread like an infectious disease, so we’re gearing up for a pro-resource blitz across B.C. this summer,” stated Peterson.Advertisement The consulting is expected to start later this week.last_img read more

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