Month: October 2020

Education and Employment among key targets in EU-CELAC Action Plan

first_img Strong CARICOM presence as EU-CELAC Summit opens today in… Jun 10, 2015 “Education and employment to promote social inclusion and cohesion” is one of ten key areas in the Action Plan from the just-ended 2nd summit of the European Union and the Community of  Latin American and Caribbean States (EU-CELAC) in Brussels.  Several CARICOM Heads of Government and the CARICOM Secretary-General were among Leaders and Dignitaries from the two regions  who attended the 10-11 June Summit. The Education and employment area seeks to promote education, life-long learning and training (including technical and vocational; education and training, TVET) with a view to developing in both regions, skills for employment, promote decent and dignified job creation, thereby increasing income and contributing towards the overall objective of poverty eradication. The full list of areas to be targeted for concrete results are: Caribbean leaders head off to Brussels for summitBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Caribbean leaders are heading off to Brussels to attend the second European Union – Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit that begins here on Wednesday. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and her Barbadian counterpart, Freundel Stuart, are attending the two-day event that…June 9, 2015In “Barbados”CARICOM seeks international support for socio-economic growthUNITED NATIONS, Mar 31, CMC – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are still grappling with the effects of global economic crisis as well as the impact climate change, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie has said.[su_pullquote align=”right”]“Given its susceptibility to external shocks, the global realities and challenges are either mirrored or heightened…March 31, 2015In “CARICOM”DECLARATION OF ST. MARY’S ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIXTH CARICOM-CUBA SUMMIT. ST. MARY’S, ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, 8 DECEMBER 2017We, the Heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the Republic of Cuba, meeting in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda, on 8 December 2017, on the occasion of the Sixth CARICOM-Cuba Summit and in commemoration of the forty-fifth anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations among the independent states…December 9, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Science, research, innovation and technology;Sustainable development; environment; climate change; biodiversity; energy;Regional integration and inter-connectivity to promote social inclusion and cohesion;Migration;Education and employment to promote social inclusion and cohesion;The world drug problem;Gender;Investments and entrepreneurship for sustainable development.Higher educationCitizen security See Summit Action Plan:     EU-CELAC action plan Also see Summit Declarations: EU-CELAC political declaration (1) EU-CELAC Brussels declaration You may be interested in… Jun 10, 2015 EU-CELAC Brussels declarationEU-CELAC political declaration (1)EU-CELAC action plan Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Heads discuss common positions for crucial EU-CELAC… last_img read more

Antigua and Barbuda signs CARIFORUM-UK EPA with UK

first_img Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Read more at: Antigua News Room Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak (Antigua News Room) Antigua and Barbuda has …signed the CARIFORUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the trade continuity agreement signed between the UK and a series of countries in the Caribbean on 22 March, and in the UK in April. UK businesses and consumers will benefit from the CARIFORUM-UK EPA which will maintain current arrangements with countries in the Caribbean soon after Britain leaves the EU. Trade Policy Minister George Hollingbery signed the CARIFORUM-UK EPA on 22 March with Ministers and representatives from Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Trinidad & Tobago signed the CARIFORUM-UK EPA in London on April 1 and The Dominican Republic signed on April 4. CARIFORUM Council of Ministers Meeting underway in St. Kitts and NevisThe United Kingdom’s (UK) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), also known as ‘Brexit’, is an emerging trade issue that is of paramount concern to the Caribbean Region. Against this backdrop, a number of government ministers and delegates from the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) countries…March 27, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”European Union steps up support for Caribbean countries17 July, 2018 –  Representatives of the European Union (EU) and the governments of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and Saint Lucia today signed agreements in support of the post-hurricane recovery and reconstruction efforts in the CARICOM Member States. The financing agreements amount to €30 million. The agreements were signed in Brussels in…July 17, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Regional Sensitisation and Needs Assessment Workshops convenedA capacity-building project which focuses on Competition, Pubic Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation for CARIFORUM stakeholders was formally launched this morning ahead of a workshop to sensitise participants on the training opportunities available under the project. A workshop to conduct an assessment of training needs of CARIFORUM States in the…March 25, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

CARICOM Culture Ministers, Officials meet during CARIFESTA XIV

first_imgMachel Montano one of CARIFESTA XIV’s Brand AmbassadorsMachel Montano is one of the Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA XIV, which was launched in fine style on Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The launch event happened in the Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a cultural explosion fitting for the commencement of preparations for…October 24, 2018In “Anguilla”Trinidad and Tobago signs CARIFESTA XIV Host Country AgreementPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago – As the excitement builds in the lead up to this country’s hosting of the Caribbean’s premiere Festival of the Arts in 2019, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago signed the Host Country Agreement for CARIFESTA XIV with Ambassador…December 11, 2018In “CARICOM”CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee MeetingThe hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV) in August 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago is at the top of the agenda of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) being held this week at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Directors of Culture as well…June 25, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Feb 10, 2020 CARIFESTA attracts artists and cultural professionals from across the Region and has been held 13 times across eight countries. Among the CARICOM Member States that have hosted this culturally iconic event are: Guyana (1972, 2008), Jamaica (1976), Barbados (1981, 2017), Trinidad and Tobago (1992, 1995, 2006), St. Kitts and Nevis (2000), Suriname (2003, 2013) and Haiti (2015). The Festival was also held in Cuba in 1979. Delegations from more than 20 countries are currently in Trinidad and Tobago for the festival. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Culture Hon. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly was elated that CARIFESTA XIV was finally underway and underscored the value of the Ministers making the time to attend. (See more of the Minister’s comments in the video below): Reflections on Future of Guyana in Caribbean Community CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Community made incremental, appreciable progress in 2019… Jul 28, 2020 CARICOM Culture Ministers and Officials took some time away from enjoying the festivities of CARIFESTA XIV to discuss  the business of the cultural sector. They met on Sunday 18 August at the National Academy for the Performing Arts in Port of Spain. Among the topics discussed was the hosting of CARIFESTA XIV and the economic value of culture in the region. Dec 18, 2019 Oct 9, 2020last_img read more

Jeff Schuster Tapped to Lead Global Forecasting Department at J.D. Power; Dr. Wynn Bussmann to Retire in April

first_imgWESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA — J.D. Power and Associates has named Jeff Schuster to lead its automotive global forecasting services department at the firm’s Troy, Mich., office. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Schuster, who was recently promoted to senior director of North American forecasting, has been with J.D. Power and Associates since 1996. In his new position, Schuster replaces Dr. Wynn “Van” Bussmann, who retires April 3. Bussmann, who has led global forecasting since joining the firm in July 2001, will be on a retainer and serve as an advisor for the forecasting business for the balance of the year. Schuster leads a department of more than 20 analysts, economists and automotive forecasting experts who specialize in economic and industry analysis, vehicle production and sales forecasts, engine/transmission and component reports and future technologies forecasts, as well as customized proprietary services. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

CSK Auto Announces Management Appointments

first_imgPHOENIX — CSK Auto has promoted several management executives. The automotive parts retailer has promoted Dale Ward to executive vice president. John Saar has been promoted to senior vice president of commercial sales and Randi Morrison to senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ward, formerly the company’s senior vice president of merchandising and marketing, will continue to lead the merchandising and marketing areas and assumes added management responsibility for the store operations, commercial sales and human resources functions. Ward joined CSK Auto in March 1997 and has more than 35 years of experience in the retail industry. He will continue to report to CSK Auto Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Maynard Jenkins. Saar, formerly a divisional vice president for the company, was promoted to senior vice president of commercial sales. Under Saar’s leadership, CSK Auto’s commercial wholesale operation — ProShop — is expected to continue to grow, enabling CSK to further enhance its solid position in the commercial sales area. Saar has more than 33 years of tenure with CSK in various store management and senior management roles with responsibility for real estate, store operations and other assignments. He will report to Dale Ward. Randi Morrison, formerly the company’s vice president, general counsel and secretary, will continue to manage the company’s legal department and will also assume administrative responsibility for the Internal Audit Department (with the Internal Audit Department continuing to report directly to the audit committee of the company’s board of directors). Since joining CSK Auto as legal counsel in March 1997, Morrison has served in various positions within the legal department. She will continue to report to Jenkins.last_img read more

Brian Duggan to Leave MEMA Washington Staff

first_imgWith 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.  From MEMA Industry News AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, DC – The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announced that Brian Duggan, director of trade and commercial policy in the association’s Washington office, has resigned and will leave effective Thursday, Jan. 31. “Brian has worked on behalf of MEMA members and the motor vehicle parts supplier industry in our nation’s capital for nearly 10 years,” said Bob McKenna. “We thank him for his efforts over the years, and wish him success in his future endeavors.” Duggan joined MEMA in 1998 as director of international programs and became the director of trade and commercial policy in 2005. In this role, Duggan represented MEMA on international trade policy, intellectual property and other matters.,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 MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied 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 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.last_img read more

Sun Sets As Crowd Awaits Fireworks At Overlook Park

first_imgThe sun is setting as a large crowd awaits the start of the annual fireworks extravaganza hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Lorraine Hartwaylast_img

SFNF Issues Closure Order For Forest Road 376

first_imgSFNF News:SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has issued a closure order for a segment of Forest Road (FR) 376 to accommodate work on a blocked culvert that poses a threat to public health and safety.The closure order will be in effect today to April 1, 2020, unless it is rescinded earlierThe culvert is slated for replacement, but recent monsoonal weather patterns and the subsequent runoff and debris could lead to road failure and have made it an immediate public safety issue.The restricted area on FR 376 begins at the gate north of the Gilman Tunnels and extends 4.7 miles north to the barricades at mile marker 6. The Gilman Tunnels will remain open, and the area outside the closure order is still accessible for fuelwood gathering and camping.Federal, state and local officers, members of an organized rescue team or firefighting force, private landowners accessing their property and any others authorized by permit are exempt from the closure order. However, once construction on the replacement culvert begins, the road will be impassable to all vehicular traffic. Signs will be posted to notify the public that this segment of FR 376 is closed to public entry.  Violation of the closure order is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, imprisonment of not more than six months, or both.Copies of the closure order and map will be available at the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Headquarters, the Jemez Ranger District Office and the SFNF website.last_img read more

Governor’s Mansion Furnishings On Sale To Public

first_imgSTATE News: The furnishings include a kitchen table with chairs, dressers, side tables, lamps, coffee table, lounging chair, framed prints and knick-knacks. The items were sent to State Surplus after Gov. Susana Martinez left office at the end of 2018. State Surplus holds its public sale the last Thursday of every month. SANTA FE ― Furnishings removed from the governor’s mansion will be available for sale to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the State Surplus warehouse in Santa Fe.center_img About a dozen government vehicles also will be available at the monthly public sale of the State Surplus Bureau. Other items available include knives surrendered to the federal Transportation Security Administration at Albuquerque International Sunport. State Surplus is at 1990 Siringo Road. Property sent to State Surplus by government agencies becomes available for public sale 90 days after receipt if no other agency or nonprofit organization purchases it.last_img read more

Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Members Sought

first_imgCOUNTY News: The next census occurs in 2020. Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in federal funding to communities each year. The 2020 Census, for the first time, will offer self-response via online, by phone or by mail. The Census Bureau has established a Complete Count Committees (CCC) program to create awareness in communities around the country and utilize local knowledge, influence and resources to educate communities and promote the census through locally based, targeted outreach efforts. Community-based organizationsLocal school district including preschoolsLocal businessesHigher educationNational LaboratoryMediaYouth servicesHealth care providersLocal pueblosCharitable organizationsRentersSenior CitizensChurches This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens. The deadline for letters of interest is 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. Questions? Contact Census Coordinator Linda Matteson at 505.663.1750. Aug. 27, 2019, Council adopted Resolution No. 19-20 creating a 2020 Census Complete Count Committee to plan and conduct local educational initiatives, publicity and promotional activities to increase community awareness and participation in 2020 Census and to work with the Census Bureau and the New Mexico 2020 Statewide Complete Count Commission. The committee’s appointment is tentatively set for consideration at the Oct. 29, 2019 Council meeting at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers. Applicants do not need to be present at the meeting. Email letters of interest to [email protected] or drop it off at the County Council’s office (1000 Central Ave., Suite 350, inside the Municipal Building). The following groups and/or focus areas are desired: Applicants should submit a one-page letter of interest which includes their name, address, phone number and e-mail address, name of their employer (if applicable), any civic or community organizations or applicable focus areas from the list above, and a brief explanation about why they would like to serve on the Complete Count Committee. The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas of the United States. Council is now seeking members for this seven-member committee. The committee should be diverse and representative of the harder to count populations. The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts. last_img read more