Prime Minister Theresa May to set out her departure date in June

first_img Share Thursday 16 May 2019 3:09 pm Prime Minister Theresa May to set out her departure date in June Theresa May will set out the date of her departure from Downing Street in the first week of June, it has been confirmed.Read more: Boris Johnson confirms he will stand for Tory leadership The Prime Minister met with the executive members of the Conservative backbench 1922 committee amid growing frustration with her leadership of the party.Following what was described as a “very frank discussion”, May agree to agree a timetable for new party leader – but only after another vote has taken place on her Brexit.MPs will be asked for the fourth time to give the green light to May’s EU withdrawal plan the week commencing 3 June.A joint statement released after the confrontation between May and 1922 chairman Sir Graham Brady read: “The Prime Minister is determined to secure our departure from the European Union and is devoting her efforts to securing the 2nd Reading of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill in the week commence 3 June 2019 and the passage of that Bill and the consequent departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union by the summer.“We have agreed that she and I will meet following the 2nd Reading of the Bill to agree a timetable for the election of a new leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.” Tags: Brexit People Theresa May Owen Bennett Read more: Brexiter Tories stuff their war chests ahead of leadership battleSimon Clarke, the Conservative MP for Middlesborough South, welcomed the move towards May’s departure from Downing Street.Clarke, who has been a vocal critic of May’s Brexit policy, told City A.M.: “It’s really important the party and the country can move forward and when we have a new leader we can do that.”Clarke said he would be backing former foreign secretary Boris Johnson – who has announced his intention to stand – in the subsequent leadership election.”He’s the right man for this situation. We need an extraordinary leader for extraordinary times.” whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Funlast_img read more

Raab rebuffs calls to release coronavirus lockdown ‘exit strategy’

first_imgWednesday 29 April 2020 1:14 pm “I’m asking for the government to be open with the British people about what comes next.” He added that more details would be given this week on how the government is assessing the five tests the UK must have passed to ease social distancing restrictions. On Monday, the Prime Minister said the UK was “approaching the end of the first phase” of its social distancing restrictions, but warned that lifting them too early could cause a second peak in infections. “We support the government on lockdown and we’ll continue to do so. Listen to our daily City View podcast as we chart the economic fallout and business impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street in central London on April 29, 2020 (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Raab rebuffs calls to release coronavirus lockdown ‘exit strategy’ Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street in central London on April 29, 2020 (AFP via Getty Images) “I’m not asking for the lockdown to be lifted,” Starmer said. “I’m not asking for a timeframe. I said I wouldn’t ask for the impossible and I won’t. “If [Starmer] thinks he knows better than Sage and the scientists who have suggested that, he needs to explain it.” whatsapp “If [Starmer’s] suggesting we can set out concrete proposals now, despite clear evidence and advice from Sage, and that we should not wait for their review of evidence in the next week or so, I will gently say that is the wrong thing to do. Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) today, Raab said the government was still waiting for the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) to give its guidance on how to approach the next stage of lockdown, which will be “in the next week or so”.center_img Downing Street yesterday distanced itself from media reports that Johnson was preparing to give details on the next phase of the coronavirus lockdown at the end of the week. Stefan Boscia Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab arrives in Downing Street in central London on April 29, 2020 (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Raab rebuffs calls to release coronavirus lockdown ‘exit strategy’ “I will just gently say that based on the advice and evidence we have from Sage, it would be very difficult to set out those proposals before we’ve had that subsequent advice from Sage,” Raab said. Share Today, Raab said the government would not publish any proposals until it has clear advice from Sage, its key scientific advisory body. whatsapp Dominic Raab has said the government will not publish any plans for how the UK will ease the coronavirus lockdown until next week at the earliest. Raab rebuffs calls to release coronavirus lockdown ‘exit strategy’ Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pushed the foreign secretary, filling in for Boris Johnson after his fiancee gave birth this morning, to publish an “exit strategy” so schools, businesses and trade unions have more clarity of what is coming in the months ahead. The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said Number 10 was “focussing on 7 May”, the date when the lockdown will be reviewed. Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndobonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyUndoGloriousaDrone Captures What No One Was Supposed to SeeGloriousaUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistateUndoBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderUndo Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Laois Ladies suffer third Division 2 defeat on the spin

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Council Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Previous articleOur pick of the Top Stories of the WeekNext articleMy Job & I: National sports journalist Brendan O’Brien on a very privileged position Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Community WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 11th February 2018 Twitter Laois Ladies suffer third Division 2 defeat on the spin Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Home Sport GAA Laois Ladies suffer third Division 2 defeat on the spin SportGAALadies Football Rugby Pinterest Facebook Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining TAGSLaois Ladies FootballLaois v WaterfordWaterford Laois 2-5 Waterford 4-10Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 3The Laois Ladies difficult start to the 2018 season continued today as they went down at home to Waterford.Kevin Doogue’s side reached the semi final of this competition last year but that now looks highly unlikely as they are rooted to the foot of the table with four games to play.The game, which took place in Ratheniska, was played in bitterly cold conditions with Laois having wind advantage in the first half.And despite dominating possession for long spells, they failed to turn this into scores.Clare Conlon was on the scoresheet early on but Waterford were playing well on the break and led 0-3 to 0-2 at the midpoint of the half thanks to Eimear Fennell, Sinead Ryan and Lauren McGregor.Laois responded well to draw level through Noirin Kirwan before Emma Lawlor struck for a goal to give them a three point lead.However, Waterford finished the half strongly to lead by 1-6 to 1-3 at half time. Mairead Wall, Roisin Tobin and Ryan all pointed while Liz Devine struck for a goal.Aileen Wall extended Waterford’s lead on the resumption of play but Emma Lawlor soon bagged her second goal to leave just the minimum between them.But that was as close as Laois would come. Eimear Fennell notched Waterford’s second goal and while Lawlor did respond with a point, Waterford would soon be out of sight.Lauren McGregor, Aileen Wall and Maria Delahunty all pointed before Eimear Fennell added two more goals to complete her hat-trick.Mags McEvoy hit a late free for Laois but that would be a mere consolation as they now face a real battle to remain in the Division.SCORERS – Laois: Emma Lawlor 2-1, Clare Conlon 0-2, Noirin Kirwan 0-1, Mags McEvoy 0-1 Waterford: Sinead Ryan 0-2, Liz Devine 1-0, Eimear Fennell 3-1, Lauren McGregor 0-2, Mairead Wall 0-1, Roisin Tobin 0-1, Aileen Wall 0-2, Maria Delahunty 0-1LAOIS: Fiona Kelly (Park-Ratheniska); Mary Cotter (St Conleth’s), Jenny McEvoy (Sarsfields), Victoria Byrne (St Brigids), Laura Nerney (Foxrock-Cabinteely), Mags McEvoy (Sarsfields), Anna Healy (Park-Ratheniska); Jane Moore (St Brigids), Joyce Dunne (Sarsfields); Erone Fitzpatrick (Park-Ratheniska), Laura Marie Maher (Sarsfields), Caoimhe Simms (St Brigids); Clare Conlon (Sarsfields), Noirin Kirwan (Shanahoe), Emma Lawlor (St Pauls) Subs: Ciara Burke (Sarsfields) for KirwanWATERFORD: Geraldine Power; Dearbhaile Ni nAodha, Karen McGrath, Rebecca Case; Liz Devine, Emma Murphy, Megan Dunford; Mairead Wall, Aisling Hahessey; Roisin Tobin, Lauren McGregor, Katie Murray; Sinead Ryan, Eimear Fennell, Michelle Ryan.SEE ALSO – Laois rugby star Miller stretchered off in Ireland matchlast_img read more

1,000 Laois students set to receive their Leaving Cert results tomorrow

first_img GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Pinterest GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Home News Education 1,000 Laois students set to receive their Leaving Cert results tomorrow NewsEducation Previous articlePortlaoise’s first independent study centre for secondary students set to open in SeptemberNext articleIn Pictures: Check out the amazing style at the Mountmellick Debs Bronagh Scully WhatsApp 1,000 Laois students set to receive their Leaving Cert results tomorrow By Bronagh Scully – 12th August 2019 Twitter Facebook TAGSLeaving Cert 2019 Over 1,000 Leaving Cert students in Laois will receive their imminent exam results tomorrow and under a new fast-tracked process they will receive their offers by the end of the week.The new system will also see students who appeal their grades receive their results three weeks earlier than before.These changes were put in place in light of the High Court ruling in favour of Rebecca Carter last year.The Leaving Cert student argued that she should have been able to start her course at the same time as everyone else once she had secured the points after getting her papers recheckedTomorrow Leaving Cert students in Laois and across the country will either go into their school at 9am to receive their results or wait until 10am to see their results online.Students who applied through the CAO will receive their first offers earlier than usual, at 2pm on Thursday.Students who wish to appeal their results are being urged to apply to view their scripts online between 9am on Wednesday and 5pm on Friday.These scripts will be available between Tuesday, August 20th, and Wednesday, August 21st.The second batch of results are being released to students who appealed their grades in the week of Monday, September 16.SEE ALSO – Moment In Time: Heywood CS celebrate brilliant Leaving Cert results in 2009 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Pinterest Twitter Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Global equities: Brace for slow growth, rising rates and political uncertainty

first_imgSonita Horvitch Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Matt Moody, vice-president, investment management and a member of the Mackenzie Ivy team at Mackenzie Investments. The team’s wide range of mandates includes Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity and Mackenzie Ivy European Class. The Mackenzie Ivy team seeks to buy high-quality businesses and not overpay for them. Michael Hatcher, head of global equities and director of research at Trimark Investments, a division of Toronto-based Invesco Canada Ltd. A value manager, Hatcher’s extensive responsibilities include that of lead manager of Trimark Fund and other key mandates such as Trimark Global Fundamental Equity and Trimark Global Dividend Class. This three-part roundtable series continues on Wednesday and concludes on Friday. Q: There are many challenges for global equity market managers, given the political uncertainty on a number of fronts, muted global economic growth and a global equity market that is expensive. Moeschter: On the political front, the global financial crisis precipitated the push for change among governments, regulators and voters. Many voters lost their jobs and money during this crisis and were generally dissatisfied with the outcome. You’re seeing the rise of some radical parties in Europe and non-conventional politicians, such as Donald Trump in the United States. People want change. They don’t want the establishment. This is the voter mood and it’s not going to go away. We were surprised by both the Brexit vote in June and by the outcome of the U.S. election on Nov. 8. These upsets are likely to continue. Europe is facing a few elections next year. Even if the voters in these elections don’t elect a non-conformist, these non-conformists are going to be in a position of influence. There is often a coalition government that has to accommodate the new parties. On the world stage, we have probably seen a peak in the impetus to sign new trade agreements and we might see some retrenchment from existing agreements. Hatcher: My concern is that this populism will lead to more protectionism in the long term. The trade barriers could start to go up. This is a potential negative for global economic growth. Generally, citizens of one country are seeing the impact on them of forces outside of their country, as being a serious problem. That’s what Trump has been saying and that’s what happened with Brexit. Q: How will these changes affect multinational companies? These form a substantial part of your global equity portfolios. Moeschter: Certain companies might benefit from the corporate tax cuts that could be implemented in the United States. It should be emphasized that while there’s been a change in direction in the United States, following the Nov. 8 election, this doesn’t mean that investors should be viewing their portfolios differently. Moody: The recent unexpected political developments show us how difficult it is to predict such changes. We try to remove this from our investment process as much as possible. We look for companies that can survive and thrive over the next 10 years, more or less regardless of what is thrown their way. There are a number of companies that have been around for more than 100 years and have been through a lot more challenging times than the ones they’re experiencing currently. Our basic assumption for European and developed markets since the financial crisis is that there will continue to be pretty weak growth over the long term. We haven’t changed our outlook or assumptions based on the developments over the last six months. Hatcher: It’s going to be a tough slog for the global economy. There will be volatility in the global equity market. This is a good environment for investors, as it provides opportunities to both buy on a dip and sell stocks on a rally. It’s a good environment for stock pickers. Q: The global equity market is expensive. The price/earnings ratio on the benchmark MSCI World Index, which represents 23 developed markets, was 21.5 on a trailing basis at the end of October. Moody: Valuation is an issue. The cash weighting in Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity was 32% at the end of October. A year ago it was 27%. This is all to do with valuation in terms of the companies that we own or would like to own. Valuations have not been attractive for a few years now. Moeschter: In many ways the market’s price/earnings multiple makes sense. Interest rates have come down, there is some earnings growth and certain sectors have seen an expansion of their multiples as investors have re-rated these stocks. Examples are the consumer-staples sector and regulated utilities. If you’re in a low-interest-rate environment, dividends are most appealing. Q: In U.S.-dollar terms, the U.S. equity market constituted 59.3% of the MSCI World Index at the end of October and all the top-10 stocks in this benchmark were headquartered in the United States. Hatcher: If the U.S. economy gets the stimulus package that Trump has talked about, that’s a positive, but if interest rates start to creep back up, this creates a bit of a wash. A rising interest-rate environment will create headwinds, for example, when it comes to debt servicing. Moody: The expectation is that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board will increase the federal funds rate in December. We view this as a positive, as the Fed funds rate went down to zero during the global financial crisis and stayed there until December last year. There are negative interest rates in a number of economies. This distorts financial markets and leads to a misallocation of capital. We see a move to return interest rates to more normal levels as healthy. There could be a short-term negative impact of a rise in rates on the equity market, but if there’s a correction, it could be healthy. In our view, the valuations far exceed the fundamentals in a lot of cases. Q: Coming back to the multinationals, how will a move to more protectionism affect their ability to operate? Hatcher: Many of the multinationals have both their revenue and expenses in the big geographic regions. They are quasi-local in that sense. It will affect companies that are, say, pan-European and are selling into the United States, rather than having a U.S. operation. Multinationals are probably the best positioned if certain trade barriers are raised, as they are already predominantly local companies. Moeschter: President-elect Donald Trump has talked about tax reform that would allow U.S.-domiciled multinationals, some of which have large overseas profits, to repatriate those profits at a lower tax rate. It could be positive for some companies. Moody: I agree that multinationals are in a strong position to deal with the changes that we’ve discussed. Not too many companies are truly domestic. They often import the products or components for the products that they sell. They may have a tougher time if trade barriers are raised. We generally prefer multinationals. They’re better able to handle a complex environment. They’re not overly reliant on any one nation or any one set of trade policies. Q: What are your main concerns about the global economy, political trends and the equity market going forward? Moody: We’re concerned about aggressive central-bank actions, not just in Europe. We have seen interest rates go to zero and below. What worries me is that the central banks don’t seem to be worried about the distorting impact of their policies on the financial markets. They opt for an aggressive stimulus approach. If this doesn’t have the desired effect on their economies, their conclusion is to do more. In terms of the global stock market, my concern is about the extended valuations that we’ve discussed. Moeschter: On the political front, I worry that some radical parties are getting more popular support in Europe. This might lead to problems with consumer confidence and with corporate confidence and could negatively impact economic growth. There is a concern that more extremist views will prevail or influence the respective governments’ decisions. In Eastern Europe, there are some governments that have been elected that have pretty hard-line views. Hatcher: There are so many macro factors such as interest rates, currencies and the price of oil that could influence stock-market returns over the next five to 10 years. It’s important to stick to your investment discipline, but be conscious of the fact that these uncontrollable macro factors are going to have a relatively large impact on returns. This three-part roundtable series continues on Wednesday and concludes on Friday. Related news The panellists: Peter Moeschter, executive vice-president and portfolio manager at Templeton Global Equity Management, Franklin Templeton Investments Corp. A value manager, Moeschter runs both EAFE (Europe, Australasia and Far East) and global portfolios for retail and institutional clients. Effective Feb. 1, he will become the lead manager of Templeton International Stock, succeeding Don Reed. 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Dispute Resolution Foundation Hosts Violence Intervention Workshop

first_imgDispute Resolution Foundation Hosts Violence Intervention Workshop UncategorizedMarch 21, 2008 Advertisements RelatedDispute Resolution Foundation Hosts Violence Intervention Workshop FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Dispute Resolution Foundation (DRF) recently hosted a workshop entitled ‘Partnership for Peace – A Violence Intervention Programme’ aimed at minimizing violent conflicts between individuals.The violence intervention workshop was held at the DRF’s headquarters on South Camp Road and catered to some 30 probation and after care officers from the Department of Correctional Services, trainers and administrators of the DRF, and representatives from the Kingston Family Court, Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF).Speaking with JIS News, Donna Parchment, Chief Executive Officer of the DRF, said that the participants in the workshop were presented with information that will enable them to effectively act as mediators and facilitators in situations where persons commit violent acts against each other.“The workshop was intended to expose the participants to some of the issues relating to providing services to persons who commit violent acts towards others, so some of the emotional, social and psychological factors that help to shape those persons were discussed,” she explained.“There was also the very important aspect, which saw the introduction of facilitation skills to the participants, because really, the intervention is about how people are enabled to speak about and to take appropriate actions relative to behaviour that may have been harmful to others as well as to themselves,” Miss Parchment further noted.The CEO said the highlight of the violence intervention workshop “was getting particularly large groups of persons, who are employed in the Correctional Services and who are taking the different approaches towards healing and prevention, as the way in which conflict resolution is done.”“This workshop prepared the participants to deal with those persons who are diverted from sentencing or trial, to be able to get a proper service whether in group therapy or individual programmes, as well as to work with persons who are in the institutions and people who are working with women’s organizations or working in peace making organizations,” she also noted.Meanwhile, Dr. Veronica Salter, psychologist at the UWI, one of the presenters at the one-day workshop, lauded the activities but explained that more training needs to be done. “[The Violence Prevention workshop] went extremely well but more training needs to be done especially in facilitation,” she told JIS News. Dr. Salter also emphasized that the workshop provided life skills training where the participants learnt techniques to cope with anger.Dr. Salter also noted that in addition to the facilitation training given, other areas of focus included anger management, effects of drug abuse and alcohol on violent behaviour and steps to create behaviour change.center_img RelatedDispute Resolution Foundation Hosts Violence Intervention Workshop RelatedDispute Resolution Foundation Hosts Violence Intervention Workshoplast_img read more

Volvo establishes new ‘M’ car-sharing brand

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Jamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixton

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Hundreds of jubilant Jamaicans turned out to greet Jamaica’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson, during his tour of the refurbished Brixton Village, South London, on the Independence weekend.Mr Johnson was special guest of the traders in the cosmopolitan shopping and cultural village, which was toured by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall two weeks ago.Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson chats with Jamaican-born PC Errol Patterson of Brixton Police station during a tour of Brixton Village on Saturday, August 7.He observed, at close hand, the melting pot of people drawn from different nationalities utilising one economic space. He also cut the ribbon at the official opening of the chic clothing store, Bella West Boutique, operated by Jamaican June Daley.Members of the community expressed delight that the High Commissioner had chosen to visit Brixton, the community with the highest concentration of Jamaicans in London.“We are very happy that the High Commissioner decided to visit us. Brixton often gets a bad rap, but people should see firsthand the positive things that are happening here. There is a lot of regeneration taking place and Jamaicans are involved at every level. We are transforming the community, and we are pleased that firstPrince Charles and his wife Camilla and then our High Commissioner have endorsed us,” said craft trader Peter Baker.Lauren Craig, founder/director of Thinking Flowers? based at the Field Gallery in Brixton Village presents Jamaican High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Anthony Johnson with flowers for his wife Mrs Pamela Johnson, during a tour of the village on Saturday, August 7. Ms. Craig was commissioned to design floral arrangements for Barrack Obama’s inauguration.Many Jamaicans who emigrated to Britain during the Windrush era of the 1940s and 50s settled in the South London town, upon arrival. While the first generation has dwindled, due to repatriation and death, second and fourth generations and new migrants have helped to maintain a strong Jamaican presence in the town.During the Independence weekend, shops on High Street and stalls in the marketplace were heavily decorated with Jamaican colours. Jamaican music blared in the streets and jerk chicken stands littered the sidewalks.High Commissioner Johnson, who was accompanied by his staff, interacted with traders from various backgrounds, including the owner of Italian restaurant Bellantoni’s, Chef Dario Bellantoni, who also operates a Bed and Breakfast in Portland, Jamaica, called Blue Heaven.Dario Bellantoni, owner of Bellantoni’s Artisan Pasta in Brixton Village and Blue Heaven, Long Bay, Port Antonio, Jamaica, shares a moment with Jamaica’a High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, His Excellency, Anthony Johnson, during a tour of Brixton Village on Saturday, August 7.Mr. Bellantoni told JIS News that Jamaican culture had a heavy influence on other nationalities in the town, because of its vibrancy and strong presence.“In this village you will find people from all over- Finland, Denmark, Pakistan, Afghanistan. If you speak to anyone of them, they will tell you that they have been influenced by reggae music or something Jamaican. Such is the power of the Jamaican brand in Brixton,” he said.High Commissioner Johnson congratulated Ms. Daley, who is also founder of the 21-year-old Miss Jamaica UK beauty contest, on her business ventures, noting that her entrepreneurial spirit goes back to her Jamaican roots. RelatedJamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixton RelatedJamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixtoncenter_img Jamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixton Foreign AffairsAugust 11, 2010 RelatedJamaicans Greet High Commissioner Johnson in Brixtonlast_img read more

Hospitals to get supplies from Jamaican Organisation in New Jersey

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Two health institutions in western Jamaica are to receive medical supplies and furniture valued at US$325,000 (J$27.6 million).The items are being donated to the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James and the Falmouth Hospital, in Trelawny, by the Jamaican organisation of New Jersey (John J) and Foster Dublin and Associates, a consulting firm based in Highland Park, New Jersey.According to President of John J and Foster Dublin and Associates, Elsie Foster Dublin, the first shipment of the supplies, which include beds, mattresses, bedside tables among other items, left New Jersey on November 13 for the Cornwall Regional Hospital and should arrive within two weeks.Mrs. Foster Dublin told JIS News that a second shipment of medical supplies will leave New Jersey in another two weeks. These supplies will be shared between the Cornwall Regional and Falmouth Hospitals.According Mrs. Foster Dublin, who is also the Deputy Mayor of Highland Park, the supplies and furniture are being donated because of the efforts of former Community Attache at the Embassy of Jamaica, Mrs. Janet Madden, who lobbied on behalf of the Cornwall Regional Hospital.“I reached out to my network of business associates, colleagues, as well as various network groups and local hospitals that were in the process of remodelling and were looking to donate various hospital equipment,” she said.She noted that in her many visits to Jamaica over the past 10 years, she has seen the needs of her fellow Jamaicans. “Providing these hospital supplies and equipment is one of the ways I am able to help those who will benefit most from the use of these items,” Mrs. Foster Dublin said.She pointed out that the donation of medical supplies and equipment to the Falmouth Hospital was special for two reasons. Falmouth and Highland are sister cities as they were twined a few years ago. In addition, her parents hail from Dee Side in Trelawny.Mrs. Foster Dublin said that although she has been away for a long time, she still considers Jamaica “home,” which is ever present in her mind. RelatedHospitals to get supplies from Jamaican Organisation in New Jersey Hospitals to get supplies from Jamaican Organisation in New Jersey Health & WellnessNovember 18, 2010 RelatedHospitals to get supplies from Jamaican Organisation in New Jerseycenter_img RelatedHospitals to get supplies from Jamaican Organisation in New Jersey Advertisementslast_img read more

Midwives and Education Officers Sign 2015/17 Heads of Agreement

first_imgAdvertisements The Jamaica Midwives Association and the Jamaica Association of Education Officers are the latest groups to sign the Heads of Agreement for the 2015/17 contract period.The associations signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and Planning on Wednesday, November 4.Minister of Health, Horace Dalley, speaking then as Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, commended the members of both associations for their patriotism and understanding, while emphasising the Government’s commitment to honouring the terms of the agreement.“I want to congratulate both associations for your commitment to the country and for signing. The public sector workers of Jamaica …work very hard to deliver service to the people of Jamaica,” he said.Minister Dalley also reiterated the Government’s intention to conduct a review of the pay policy for public sector workers during the 2015/17 contract period to see how best they can be adequately remunerated. He said that the findings will be shared with the unions as well as the members of the public sector.President of the Jamaica Midwives Association, Aseta Edwards Hamilton, in her brief address, said the association is mindful of the sacrifices that must be made for the advancement of the country.“We are signing in the interest of good faith as we understand the economic challenges the country is facing. As midwives, we know we have to make sacrifices in order to help the country to move forward,” she said.President of the Jamaica Association of Education Officers, Patricia Perry, thanked Minister Dalley and the team at the Ministry for their professionalism during the negotiations.“We want to acknowledge our Minister for his prompt response to our requests for meetings. I would like to express our appreciation to the team for the cordiality with which the negotiations were conducted. I am sure that our members will feel encouraged to continue to contribute to the quality education in Jamaica,” she said. RelatedAuditors Urged To Carry Out Duties Effectively RelatedJamaica Surpasses September Targets Under IMF Agreement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img Story HighlightsThe Jamaica Midwives Association and the Jamaica Association of Education Officers are the latest groups to sign the Heads of Agreement for the 2015/17 contract period.The associations signed in a ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and Planning on Wednesday, November 4.Minister of Health, Horace Dalley, speaking then as Minister with responsibility for the Public Service, commended the members of both associations for their patriotism and understanding, while emphasising the Government’s commitment to honouring the terms of the agreement. RelatedNew Law to Improve Efficiency and Transparency in Govt Procurement Midwives and Education Officers Sign 2015/17 Heads of Agreement Finance & Public ServiceNovember 11, 2015Written by: Shari-Ann Palmerlast_img read more