17 Jun

Dairy Board CEO Cites Benefits of Policy Framework for Local Dairy Industry

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Despite the challenges currently facing the dairy industry, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Dairy Development Board (JDDB), Dr. Paul Jennings, believes the sector can rebound through the establishment of a policy framework that will generate new investments.Dr. Jennings tells JIS News that, currently, milk production is way below where it could be. “I say that against the background that in 1992, we had peaked at some 38.8 million litres of milk. What has characterised the period since then, has been almost a consistent decline, down to 14 or 14.1 million litres, and a significant reduction in the number of players in the local sector.”He points out, however, that data for the first six months of this year indicates that “we should come out a little better than we did last year”, noting that with Serge Island Dairies Limited, having just completed the commissioning of a new dairy at Belvedere in St. Thomas, it is expected that the impact of that will be seen during the last quarter of this year. “So we expect that we should be coming closer to about 14 Dairy Board CEO Cites Benefits of Policy Framework for Local Dairy Industry UncategorizedOctober 13, 2008 Advertisements RelatedDairy Board CEO Cites Benefits of Policy Framework for Local Dairy Industrycenter_img RelatedDairy Board CEO Cites Benefits of Policy Framework for Local Dairy Industry RelatedDairy Board CEO Cites Benefits of Policy Framework for Local Dairy Industrylast_img read more

26 Sep

Police probes alleged threats made by attorney

first_img Share 20 Views   no discussions Share Mr Linton hosts a weekly radio program on Q95FM Radio. Photo credit: Facebook ProfileA popular talk show host has written to the police chief requesting information on what action he intends to take against an attorney for statements made during a recent political meeting.At the Dominica Labour Party meeting in Lagoon, Roseau on March 12th, attorney at law Lennox Lawrence called on supporters to inform the opposition that their system of politics “is equal to terrorism”.“We must tell them that they are committing acts of political terrorism on the country that we love, the country of Dominica. We must let them know that just as Obama is going after Al Qaeda, we will go after them… and like Obama going after Al Qaeda brothers and sisters, whether they hide in Marigot, whether they hide in La Plain, whether they hide in Salisbury; we labourites are going after them. Because in the next election; just as in Grenada where they won every seat in Dominica; we are going for every seat,” Mr Lawrence told the meeting.“I can confirm that the Chief of Police has received a letter from Lennox Linton speaking about the threats that were made by Lennox Lawrence,” police spokesman inspector John Carbon told Dominica Vibes. According to Mr Carbon, the Police Chief has met with Opposition Leader Hector John and former prime minister Eddison James regarding their concern about the alleged threat that was made.Police Chief Daniel Carbon has decided to channel all that information to the Director of Public Prosecutions“He has since decided to channel all that information to the Director of Public Prosecutions to find out whether there is any criminal liability with regards to the statement that was made by Mr. Lawrence,” the police spokesman said.In Mr. Linton’s March 21st letter to police chief Daniel Carbon and copied to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General, the Prime Minister, the president of the Dominica Bar Association among others, said that Mr. Lawrence’s statement “flagrantly violated” the Public Order Act, Chap 15:01 and the Offences Against the Person Act, Chap 10:31.“I anxiously wait to hear from you: 1) what steps the Police Authority will take to protect the lives and properties of those persons targeted in the statement of criminal intent by Lennox Lawrence; and 2) how soon will you proceed with the prosecution of these premeditated breaches to the fullest extent of the law,” Mr. Linton wrote.Meanwhile, Mr Lawrence has said the complaint made by Mr. Linton is “preposterous nonsense” and “an attempt to manufacture a semblance of complaint from a vacuum”. called on supporters to inform the opposition that their system of politics “is equal to terrorism”.“The time of the Opposition would be better spent in seeking to represent the people who elected them rather than creating a smokescreen for their incompetence and their failures to represent the interest of Dominicans both in the Parliament and elsewhere,” Mr. Lawrence said further.According to the Public Order Act, Chap 15:01 Section 8 (1); “any person who at any public meeting or in any public procession uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior with intent to provoke a breach of the peace or whether a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned, is guilty of an offence.Any person found guilty of an offence under the Public Order Act is liable on summary conviction to a fine of $10, 000.00 or to an imprisonment term of six months.“Any person who conspires, confederates and agrees to murder any other person, whether that other person is a subject of the State or not, and whether he is within the Commonwealth of Dominica or not, and any person who solicits, encourages, persuades, endeavors to persuade, or proposes to any person to murder any other person, whether that other person is a subject of the State or not, and whether he is in the Commonwealth of Dominica or not, is liable to imprisonment for ten years,” the Offences Against the Person Act, Chap 10:31 states.Dominica Vibes News Tweetcenter_img LocalNews Police probes alleged threats made by attorney by: – March 26, 2013 Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

26 Sep

Jamaican teachers arrested after shaving student’s head

first_imgNewsRegional Jamaican teachers arrested after shaving student’s head by: – June 2, 2017 Share 201 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Share KINGSTON, Jamaica (Jamaica Observer) — Three teachers from the Vauxhall High School in Kingston will face the court next Thursday following their arrest and charge on allegations that they shaved the hair from a male student’s head Wednesday morning.The three have been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and unlawful wounding.Reports from the Elletson Road police are that the child received bruises when the three educators decided to give him a trim about 7:30am on the day in mention.The matter was reported to the police and the teachers subsequently taken into custody.As news of the incident spread, many Jamaicans have taken to social media to express their grouse at what they say are teachers having a ‘God complex’ in the classroom and calling for the three to be convicted. Sharing is caring!last_img read more

23 Sep

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wise-Herring an academic, sports standout

first_img Share RelatedWise-Herring Signs with Austin CollegeBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High senior Marina Wise-Herring signed a letter of intent with Austin College Wednesday afternoon.  The signing took place in Tarpon Gym with students and faculty on hand, as well as Wise-Herring’s parents and brother. With the signing Wise-Herring committed herself to…December 11, 2015In “News”Former Lady Tarpon to play at Laredo Community CollegeBy MARINA WISE-HERRING Special to the PRESS Some dreams do come true. Such is the case for one of Port Isabel High School’s 2015 graduates, Cassie Chavez. The former Lady Tarpon is set to play softball at Laredo Community College (LCC) this spring. This major achievement did not come easily for…August 17, 2015In “News”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Lampkin on track in scholarship, leadershipBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Amaya Lampkin is new to the RGV but has already proven that she is on the fast track to success. Lampkin moved to Port Isabel last year from Dallas, Texas and is a junior at Port Isabel High School. An academic and athletic…October 16, 2014In “News” By RAY QUIROGAPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected](Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)Marina Wise-Herring of Port Isabel High School is seen taking photos at a recent Tarpons football game. She also assists the Port Isabel-South Padre Press as a contributing writer.Marina Wise-Herring is equally proficient with either a still camera, batting glove or pen in her hand. A standout athlete on the Port Isabel High School varsity softball team, Marina has been participating in various softball programs since the age of seven, and has been selected to a number of select teams.Marina was selected to the PIHS varsity squad as a freshman and was the team’s starting left fielder by the time she was a sophomore. She garnered All-District Honorable Mention and Second Team All-Metro honors last year, as well. “I don’t know why I love it (softball) so much, I just do. I’ve been doing it for a long time,” she said, adding that her defensive play is the strongest aspect of her game. “I made one error the entire year last year,” she explained.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

23 Sep

Makin Diujung Tanduk, Cathay Pacific Bakal Rumahkan Ribuan Karyawan

first_imgSeperti dilansir South China Morning Post dalam bangkokpost.com, analisis ekuitas Morningstar, Ivan Su, menilai kebijakan tersebut akan sangat membantu Cathay dalam menyelamatkan keuangan perusahaan. Selain itu, Su percaya bahwa Cathay akan mampu bertahan lebih lama dengan kebijakan tersebut.“Saya percaya penawaran cuti tak berbayar yang secara sukarela harus diambil para karyawan akan membantu Cathay mengelola sumber dayanya (keuangannya) dengan lebih baik, sambil mengurangi beberapa biaya operasional di saat permintaan lemah,” katanya.Menurut Luya You, analis transportasi di pialang Bocom International, kebijakan tersebut justru harus dilakukan. Hal itu dikarekan rencana Cathay Pacific di 2020 untuk mengurangi kapasitas penumpang atau operasional yang berimbas pada menurunnya target pendapatan. Dengan begitu, menurutnya, sangat wajar bila Cathay melakukan pengurangan. Jika tidak, akan terjadi ketidakefektifan dalam bekerja.Kebijakan cuti tanpa dibayar tersebut merupakan yang pertama kalinya sejak terakhir kali Cathay Pacific melakukannya pada 2008 silam. Kala itu, setelah krisis keuangan global, maskapai tersebut juga melakukan hal serupa. Demikian juga pada tahun 2003, selama wabah sindrom pernafasan akut (SAR) yang parah, dan setelah penurunan perjalanan udara yang disebabkan oleh peristiwa 11 September 2001.Baca juga: Hapus Penggunaan Kertas di Kokpit, Cathay Pacific Targetkan Hemat 1 Juta Liter Bahan Bakar per TahunMasih dalam sengkarut dari masalah RUU Ekstradisi, maskapai ini memang terus mengalami penurunan dari segi finansial – baik dari revenue maupun saham. Belum lagi mundurnya CEO dari maskapai tersebut, membuat kondisi perusahaan menjadi terombang ambing di ambang ‘kehancuran’.Sebelum memulai langkah untuk merumahkan karyawan, Cathay Pacific terlebih dahulu telah melakukan berbagai penghematan. Mulai dari penangguhan penjualan tiket, pengurangan kapasitas, hingga menghapus penggunaan kertas di kokpit, yang diprediksi dapat menghemat sebesar satu juta liter per tahun.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMayoritas Pilot dan Awak Kabin Dukung Aksi Protes, Cathay Pacific Tujuan Cina Daratan Terancam Lumpuh12/08/2019In “Bandara”Bantu Cathay Pacific Lewati “Turbulensi,” Qatar Siap Tingkatkan Kepemilikan Saham30/08/2019In “Featured”Diterjang Badai “RUU Ekstradisi,” Sampai Kapan Cathay Pacific dapat Bertahan?27/08/2019In “Bandara” Sumber: Cathay Pacific Kunjungan wisatawan mancanegara ke Hong Kong menyentuh angka terburuk sejak 16 tahun terakhir atau menurun sebesar 55,9 persen. Di samping itu, intervensi dari pemerintah Cina, serta boikot yang dilancarkan kelompok pro-Cina kepada seluruh produk Hong Kong membuat hampir seluruh bisnis memburuk di wilayah eks koloni Inggris tersebut. Tak terkecuali Cathay Pacific.Baca juga: (Masih) Terdampak RUU Ekstradisi, Cathay Pacific Bakal Turunkan Kapasitas Bangku di 2020Setelah melakukan berbagai langkah penyelamatan, maskapai pelat merah Hong Kong tersebut dalam waktu dekat dikabarkan akan merumahkan karyawannya selama sebulan. Saat ini aturannya sedang dipersiapkan. Bila terjadi, nantinya aturan tersebut akan berimbas pada 27 ribu karyawan. Singkatnya, selama sebulan, karyawan akan digilir untuk ‘dipaksa’ cuti tanpa dibayar.last_img read more

6 Aug

Almeria will find out about three-point deduction from CAS NEXT WEEK

first_img Aalborg complained after Almeria failed to pay €4,500 on time as part of the sale of Michael Jakobsen. FIFA then punished them with the points deduction. The relegation-threatened club are appealing aganst a sanction handed down by FIFA on the Spanish side. If they are docked the points, they may be relegated. CEST Upd. at 17:04 20/05/2015 The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) say they will make a decision on whether Almeria will be docked three points next week. However, should they beat Valencia at the weekend, and the points are not taken away, they can stay in La Liga. Sport ENlast_img read more

5 Aug

Man wanted after armed robbery

first_imgDetectives are investigating the armed robbery of a restaurant in Beaconsfield late last year. A man entered the restaurant on…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Jessica Anstice last_img

4 Aug

Team Grads 2004-05 captures Third Annual Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament

first_imgTeam Grads 2004-05 dumped the LVR Senior Bombers 83-70 to clinch the title with a 3-0 record.Again the Joseph Brothers, David and Florian, and Braden Klein and Jake Phelan led the three-time champs.Team 2003, consisting of players from the 2000 BC Juvenile and 2001 BC Junior Boy’s Basketball Champions, finished tied for second with Team Rickaby. Both teams ended with 2-1 records.Team 2011 took fourth spot ahead of the LVR Bombers in the five-team tournament.Team Grads 2004-05consists of David Joseph, Florian Joseph, Braden Klein, Jake Phelan, Ryan Golik, Brendan Melanson, Ben Irving and Jordan Melanson. Team Grads 2004-05 made it a three-peat at the Third Annual Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.The tournament was in memory of longtime LVR Bomber coach Blair D’Andrea with proceeds of the event going to the Blair D’Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. last_img read more

2 Aug

Galway’s Derek Niland honoured at ‘Volunteers in Sport Awards’

first_imgThe Federation of Irish Sport recognised a volunteer fromeach county, an ‘outstanding contribution’ award and a ‘team of volunteers’ atthe awards ceremony Galway’s Derek Niland was honoured at the ‘Volunteers inSport Awards’, hosted by the Federation of Irish Sport in partnership with EBS,yesterday (Tuesday 12 November) in Farmleigh House Dublin.Derek received the Galway sports volunteer of the year award for hiscommitment to the Galway Corinthians Rugby Club. The award was presented byMinister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD. Derek has contributed countless hours to volunteering withGalway Corinthians and has had a lifelong love of rugby.The Volunteers in Sport Awards were created to recognise thecontributions, commitment and dedication of the 450,000 volunteers who givetheir time to Irish sport each year. This equates to approximately 37.3 million hours of volunteering acrossIreland’s 14,000 registered sports clubs and associations.A total of 34 awards were presented at the ceremony,including 32 county-level awards, an overall ‘outstanding contribution’ awardand a ‘team of volunteers’ award.  SwimIreland’s Mary Dunne received the outstanding contribution award and Limerickbased ‘Women on Wheels’ received the ‘team of volunteers’ award.  Commenting at the awards, Mary O’Connor, CEO of theFederation of Irish Sport, said:“Sport matters. It contributes to our health, binds ustogether as a community and supports the economy, while bringing a sense ofpride to us all.“This would not be possible without the volunteers who sharetheir time and expertise on pitches, tracks, gym floors and swimming pools acrossthe country each and every week.  To thisend, the Volunteers in Sport Awards is an opportunity to recognise andcelebrate these volunteers.“I would like to extend my congratulations to all our awardnominees as we celebrate their contribution to sport across Ireland today.”Also speaking at the launch, Minister of State for Tourismand Sport, Brendan Griffin TD said:“It was a real honour for me to attend the Volunteers inSport Awards. As somebody who has been involved in sport at an amateur level sinceI was a child myself, I have always marvelled at the commitment that so manyclub members show to their communities up and down the country.“It is a real privilege to recognise the contribution madeby those who do so much for others in fulfilling the less glamorous but mostdefinitely vital and often overlooked tasks involved in almost any sport youcan imagine. The men and women honoured today may not be household names acrossthe country but in their own communities they are real treasures. I wasdelighted to speak to many of them today. My thanks to the Federation of IrishSport and all those who made this ceremony such a memorable occasion for allthe recipients.”For more information, visit www.volunteersinsport.ie.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Derek Niland from Cloonacauneen, Co. Galway, is presented with their award by Roddy Guiney, Chairperson of the Federation of Irish Sport, left, and Richard Gernon, Regional Manager EBS, during the Volunteers in Sport Awards presented by Federation of Irish Sport with EBS at Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfilecenter_img Awards celebrated the 450,000 volunteers contributing tosport in clubs and communities across Irelandlast_img read more

25 Dec

Stores find holiday help waiting in checkout line

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’It’s one way retailers make sure they have enough workers around to handle the crush of Christmas shoppers. Other strategies include loading up on holiday employees early in the season, advertising for openings in unique ways or providing incentives to new hires or for referrals. These tactics are all necessary at a time when employers are having trouble finding people willing to work. Joel Wagher, a labor-market analyst in Houston, said retailers for years have posted window signs offering holiday-season jobs, but he couldn’t recall stores putting fliers in customers’ shopping bags. And to do it a month before Christmas shows how tight the labor market is, he said. “Usually they’ve hired their holiday help by the end of October,” Wagher said. “If they don’t have them in place by the first of December, they’re probably really hurting.” The U.S. unemployment rate is at a five-year low of 4.4 percent, making store staffing a special challenge this year, according to several labor and retail experts. DALLAS – Carlos Penate went into a RadioShack store looking for a memory card for his cell phone. He left with a new job. When an assistant manager found out that Penate, 18, was looking for some extra holiday cash, it was suggested he go from shopper to sales associate. Two weeks later, Penate was hired. Retail stores have realized that a Help Wanted sign in the window isn’t enough to attract holiday help in a time of low unemployment. It’s a lesson that’s helping them overcome an expected shortfall of seasonal employees. One of the best ways to find temporary help, retailers say: Cherry pick your best customers. Best Buy, RadioShack and Target are among the companies that recruit from the checkout line. New claims for unemployment benefits have increased recently, but analysts say many of those laid-off workers aren’t interested in temporary seasonal jobs that don’t pay very well. Texas Workforce Commission analyst Robert Crawley said some of the people making claims might not be qualified for retail jobs. “You’re not going to take a laid-off welder and expect him to work a cash register during the holidays,” he said. Unusual operating hours, such as midnight sales or early opening hours, have also turned off prospective seasonal employees, or at least allowed them to be picky about where to work, said John Challenger, who heads Challenger, Gray and Christmas, a Chicago outsourcing company. The market is forcing retailers to “go out and beat the bushes,” said Rick Beal, a San Francisco-based human resources consultant for Watson Wyatt Worldwide. One method: Cull prospective employees from a store’s most loyal customers. “We find that so many people who shop with us are enthusiastic and passionate about RadioShack, and they like to be in our stores,” said Erin Quillian, a regional human resources manager for RadioShack Corp. “We encourage employees to talk to customers and ask if anyone might be interested in seasonal positions.” Since seasonal retail jobs are temporary and typically pay little more than minimum wage, workers might not be enthusiastic about their paychecks. But they might be excited about the store’s products or the employee discount, said Mark Jaffe, president of Wyatt & Jaffe, an executive search firm in Minneapolis. That’s why recruiting customers is so effective, he said. “If you can see yourself first as a customer, it’s a lot easier to see yourself as an employee on a part-time basis,” Jaffe said. “When a customer is buying, you somehow have to spin a web or create some magic or some kind of an intimacy with that buyer that makes them feel like this is a cool and not undignified place to spend a few hours a week.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more