CARICOM Official lauds work of Regional Cultural Committee

first_img Oct 8, 2020 CARICOM Region sets Baseline, Targets for Human Resource… You may be interested in… Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Aug 20, 2020 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… center_img Put your money where your mouth is! – Barbados Culture MinisterMinister of Culture, Sports and Youth of Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley, is of the view that regional Governments needed to redirect some of their resources to the cultural industries if they were truly interested in regional economic expansion and development. He said funding that was going to some traditional sectors that…June 22, 2017In “Anguilla”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”Regional Nursing Body Meets in GuyanaNurses from across the Caribbean Community are currently gathered at the CARICOM Secretariat for the Forty-Fourth General Meeting of the Regional Nursing Body. The meeting got underway on Tuesday with an opening ceremony and will continue until Friday August 11, 2017. Speaking at the opening, Director, Human Development at the…August 11, 2017In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 9, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 In fact, the vision of the Ideal Caribbean Person, detailed in that document, has served as a foundation to guide many a strategy and conversation on Human Development. The Conference of Heads in 1997 adopted it during their deliberations on HRD; in 2010, the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development CCYD updated and used it as basis for informing the Paramaribo Youth Strategy, and the most recent (2017) Development of the CARICOM HRD 2030 Strategy, has also used that conceptualisation of the Ideal Caribbean Person. She outlined other achievements of the RCC such as advocacy that led to Regional Governments understanding the need to develop the cultural industries and providing advice on cultural trade matters. She said that a new area of focus for the RCC would be reparations for native genocide and slavery. She said this meeting of the RCC provided an opportunity for reflection and renewal to ensure that national and regional cultural agendas meet the needs of stakeholders. Ms. Bernard said that the RCC had been at the forefront of the call for the restructuring of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, which, according to her, led to the development of a Strategic Plan for the Festival in 2004; the establishment of an Interim Festival Directorate in 2006, and the phased introduction of the main elements of the new CARIFESTA model that emphasises sustainability, more professional development opportunities for artists and better promotion of the event. CARIFESTA XIII will be held in Barbados 17-27 August, 2017 under the theme ‘Asserting our culture, celebrating ourselves’. “The Community is grateful to the Government of Barbados for hosting and to investing in this quintessentially Caribbean cultural showcase,” she said. CARIFESTA is the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times across eight Member States. Among the Member States that have hosted this culturally iconic event are: Guyana (1972, 2008), Jamaica (1976), Cuba (1979), Barbados (1981), Trinidad and Tobago (1992, 1995, 2006), St. Kitts and Nevis (2000), Suriname (2003, 2013) and Haiti (2015). The main purpose of this event, which was a mandate of the CARICOM Heads, is to celebrate the arts, foster a vision of Caribbean unity while advancing Caribbean culture regionally and internationally. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Ms. Myrna Bernard, Director, Human Development, CARICOM Secretariat speaking during the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee of the Caribbean Community, Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Myrna Bernard, on Wednesday lauded the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) for its many achievements over the past two decades. Ms. Bernard was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, 21-23 July, 2017. Ms. Myrna Bernard  said the RCC was instrumental in developing a Regional cultural policy in 1994, and noted that the policy still served as a reference document and a model for cultural policies in some Member States where policies are still being developed.last_img read more

Scenes From Morning Snowfall In Los Alamos

first_imgSlippery conditions on the Main Hill Road this morning. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com Shoveling snow this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  Baby girl spotted this morning at Chapel Apartments experiencing her first snow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com  center_img Mini snow plow busy this morning on Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img

The Money Is On Brooks

first_imgKoepka is on a rollThe PGA of America its 100th anniversary of the PGA Championship this past week and to be candid, it may take another 100 years to duplicate the 2018 edition.The central participants were some of the biggest names in golf. Coming down the stretch on Sunday, so many big names were in the hunt with a chance to win.Let me get this out right now. My pick for the week was Ricky Fowler. Going into the final round, my crystal ball was on fire. Too bad Ricky was not. Just three off the lead starting his Sunday round, Fowler was unable to make me a marked man around the sports betting windows in Vegas. Fowler, when he needed it the most, came up empty. In fairness to Ricky, he was playing hurt, with a rib injury.Jon Rahm, from Spain, was also in the mix but a two-under-par Sunday round just didn’t get the job done. So, after 100 years of this championship, no player from Spain has ever won it. Defending champion, Justin Thomas, appeared at times on Sunday like he was going to step back into that winner’s circle, but missed some short putts to short circuit catching Brooks Koepka. Adam Scott, formers Masters champion, who was granted a special exemption into the field, justified the honor with his third-place finish. Scott competed this week with two putters in the bag, one long and one short, certainly not a boost of confidence.The final round created a massive dose of excitement, as Tiger’s famous final round Sunday colors, the familiar red and black, were on display. One of the craziest stats in all of sports is that Tiger has never come from behind on Sunday to win a major. He was tough once again in the final round, and the crowds could not get enough. On his front nine, Tiger looked more like Houdini than a professional golfer.He made four birdies and only one bogey in those first nine holes. What’s the big deal you say? Well, the Houdini named Tiger did not hit a single fairway in that stretch. On Championship Sunday, that’s like being in a heavyweight fight with one hand tied behind your back. He came up short but from where he was a year ago, not knowing whether he could play again, it was a remarkable performance.Equally remarkable was when Tiger gave a thumbs up to the massive crowds after he finished play, much like Arnold Palmer was famous for doing. He also waited to congratulate Koepka as he came off the course, a great sign of respect.This is the new gentler, kinder Tiger, which might be directly related to not knowing if he would ever get to play golf again due to his injuries. Apparently, he appreciates the second chance and has decided to make the most of it, for which I commend him. Also, it’s possible that thoughts of his friend, Jarrod Lyle, who lost his battle with cancer at the age of 36 earlier in the week might have crept into the picture. Unfortunately, there are no second chances for Lyle, who leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. From that perspective, Tiger’s second chance has to look awfully good.Koepka, who looks like he could play any sport well, is on a roll. Out of the last six major championships that he has played in, he has won half of them. Only four players in history have won the U.S. Open and the PGA in the same year. Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods. Koepka can now add his name to that short list in the history books.At this place in time, we have three players one victory shy of winning all four of golf’s majors. The Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and the PGA Championship. Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters, Phil Mickelson needs to win the U.S. Open, and Jordan Spieth, the PGA Championship.My money is on Koepka to win the Open Championship and the Masters to complete his career grand slam before the other three.bobvoiceofgolf@gmail.com Sharelast_img read more

FreeWave Technologies scoops M2M award

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Details revealed about the Cutting World 2020

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After days of delays, Transocean Winner rig set to leave UK

first_imgTransocean Winner; Image source: MCAAfter weeks spent moored in Broad Bay, Scotland, the Transocean Winner semi-submersible drilling rig is finally set to depart the UK waters.The rig had been stranded near a beach close to Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland after the harsh weather blew it ashore in August. After that, the rig was towed to Broad Bay where it has been waiting on weather to be loaded aboard the semi-submersible heavy lift and transportation vessel, the Hawk.According to an update by the Maritime and Coastguard agency on Friday, the Transocean Winner rig has been loaded onto the semi-submersible heavy lift ship. The Hawk has deballasted and the rig is now clear of the water, the MCA said. The MCA verification aircraft was on scene on Thursday and no pollution was sighted or reported.However, late on Thursday some leakage was spotted in the water – this is believed to have been a maximum of 50 liters of hydraulic or gear oil. It is thought to have come from a damaged part of the rig and appropriate counter-pollution measures were taken, the MCA said.A further check flight by the MCA aircraft Friday over the Hawk and the wider area across Broad Bay has found no further oil.Vessels with counter pollution equipment will remain on scene until there is no longer any threat of a release from the damaged sponsons.“Preparations are being made today to commence the sea fastening operations. Assessment of the damage has begun today and other work is starting to prepare the Hawk for her passage to Malta. This could take four or five days to be completed,” the MCA said.Hugh Shaw, Secretary of State’s Representative Maritime and Salvage Intervention, said: “I’m delighted that after so much work and effort that the operation to load the Transocean Winner has been successful. We’re so grateful to the community in the area for being so supportive from the time the rig first grounded in August right through this long process.”last_img read more

European yards must build ships to support offshore wind energy growth

first_imgThat was the joint message from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and the Community of European Shipyards’ Association (CESA) who called on the European Commission and European Investment Bank (EIB) to support the building of new ships to serve the expanding offshore wind energy market. They have urged the European Commission to produce programmes and funding and the EIB to underwrite the necessary significant investments.New ships in the region of EUR2.4 billion are needed for the predicted growth of offshore wind, they consider. By 2020, the installation of thousands of offshore wind turbines, as well as the necessary substructures and cables, is foreseen.”From 2020 we will see 40,000 MWs per year built offshore,” said Eddie O’Connor, founder and CEO of Mainstream Renewables and EWEA secretary. “This will require ten to twelve new heavy lift ships, other vessels for transporting foundations, towers, nacelles and blading systems. New ports will have to be built across Europe.”The call was made at a meeting in Brussels chaired by O’Connor, bringing together the wind industry, the European shipyard industry and officials from the Commission and EIB. HLPFI will be looking at heavy lift and project forwarding issues in the renewable energy sector in the July/August issue.last_img read more

Ghana to assist Liberia in Electricity supply

first_imgGhana has agreed to give technical support to Liberia in the power sector during Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf one day official visit to Ghana on Friday.Ghanaian President Mahama has agreed to help Liberia overcome the challenges it has in power distribution with the help of Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo) to assist with technical support and training both in hydro and thermal electricity since it has experience in that area reports Ghana Web.President Mahama also mentioned how Volta River Authority (VRA) helped in restore power to Monrovia after the Liberian civil war.Ghana is pinning on VRA, GRIDCo and other companies in the power generation and distribution sector that have vast experience in the area to assist Liberia.Sirleaf and Mahama discussed issues on trade, security and sub-regional integration to advance bilateral relations between their two countries.Furthermore, President Mahama said the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) had reached agreement with Liberia to offer training and technical support to Liberia.last_img read more

Three killed by indiscriminate shelling on Libya’s Tripoli

first_imgThree civilians killed in Tripoli airstrike, Libya 6 killed by indiscriminate shelling in Libya’s Tripoli Photo taken on May 9, 2020 shows a damaged car after heavy shelling in Bab Ben Ghashir of Tripoli, capital of Libya. Three civilians were killed and dozens of others were injured by indiscriminate shelling that hit the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, a local official said. (Photo by Hamza Turkia/Xinhua)Three civilians were killed and dozens of others were injured by indiscriminate shelling that hit the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, a local official said.“Abu-Salim, Bab Ben Ghashir, and the area near the Mitiga International Airport have been hit by heavy shelling since early morning,” Amin Hashemi, information advisor of the Ministry of Health, told Xinhua.“The initial casualties include three deaths and dozens of injuries, all of whom are civilians,” Hashemi said, adding that the death toll is likely to increase as the shelling had not stopped yet.The UN-backed Libyan government accused the rival eastern-based army of launching dozens of missiles on different areas in Tripoli.The eastern-based army has been leading a military campaign in and around Tripoli for over a year, in an attempt to take control of the capital and topple the rival UN-backed government.Since the beginning of the armed conflict, hundreds of civilians have been killed and injured while more than 150,000 others displaced from their homes, despite the repeated international calls for ending the violence.Relatedcenter_img Indiscriminate shelling kills three in Libya’s Tripolilast_img read more

French students complete Agriculture Study Program in Dominica

first_imgEducationLocalNewsRegionalTertiary French students complete Agriculture Study Program in Dominica by: Dominica Vibes News – June 10, 2017 Share Tweet Sharing is caring! 264 Views   one commentcenter_img Share Share A group of students and teachers from an Agricultural College in Martinique have completed a week-long agriculture program in Dominica. From June 6-9 2017 the Division of Agriculture hosted a contingent of Martinique Agricultural Science Students enabling the group to obtain a firsthand view of agricultural systems in Dominica.Dominica was chosen because of the hard work of the Dominican farmers and the Ministry of Agriculture, its reputation for being the nature isle of the Caribbean, and its involvement in numerous sustainable agricultural programs. The nine students and two teachers obtained a firsthand view of Organics, Chocolate Making, Marine and Aquaculture, Forestry and Forest Reserves.“They were also looking at the relationship between agriculture and the environment and the ecology of Dominica, which we know we are rich in,” Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Harold Guiste told the media on Friday 9 June 2017.Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Harold Guiste“We have a diversity of ecology in Dominica, such as rainforests, rivers, and all manner of very good things. So, they are here to do some studies, and to be able to expose their students to something new, something different, something more natural than what they are used too in Martinique and maybe in France,” he added. Guiste said it is very important for the ministry to partner with schools and other countries to aid students and present them with “a certain level of knowledge, techniques and experience” available here considering that we are known as the Nature Isle.“Dominica is known for its organic approach to agriculture and its limited use of chemicals and other harmful substances,” he noted and added that the ministry hopes to strengthen the program in the coming years. “We are hoping that we will be able to conduct a second stage where we will be able to organize it better, because this one was in its infant stage of the relationship. So, we are hoping to build and reinforce this relationship, and to work with them, and to possibly have exchanges with the Dominica State College, which also has its own agricultural department, and the college in Martinique,” he informed. In addition, Guiste thanked the farmers for facilitating the students on their farms and helping the students understand foreign techniques and practices, by answering questions and demonstrating techniques for the students. “So, all in all it was a very good cooperation exercise, and we hope to repeat it, to strengthen it and to improve,” Guise added.last_img read more