Investment industry must continue support for repo market development

first_img Keywords DerivativesCompanies Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp., Investment Industry Association of Canada The Canadian investment industry came together to build a central counterparty (CCP) for the repurchase transactions (repo) market and must continue that sort of collaboration to support the repo market’s further development, a new report published Tuesday concludes.The Investment Industry Association of Canada (IIAC), and the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corp. (CDCC) have published the report they commissioned from Deloitte LLP, which examines the clearing and netting system for repos that was launched in 2012. The system “has contributed to improved transactional efficiency and market liquidity while better positioning domestic repo markets in future stressed market conditions,” the IIAC says in a news release.However, the volume of centrally cleared repos must increase for market players to fully realize the benefits of the system. “The collective group (CDCC and clearing members) needs to further their collaborative efforts to address this,” the report  says.The report also recommends that the CDCC should consider enhancing the authority of the CCP Membership Committee to prioritize operational improvements. “This could alleviate any concerns around transparency,” it adds.“The stability of the financial system remains the primary objective, but it can only be achieved with the support and contribution from all participants,” the report says. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Exchanges get a boost from derivatives divisions CME launches “micro” Bitcoin futurescenter_img Related news Derivatives trading soars in response to pandemic: WFE James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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Government to Provide Assistance to Disabled For Small Business Development

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedGovernment to Provide Assistance to Disabled For Small Business Development RelatedGovernment to Provide Assistance to Disabled For Small Business Development Government to Provide Assistance to Disabled For Small Business Development UncategorizedFebruary 22, 2008center_img RelatedGovernment to Provide Assistance to Disabled For Small Business Development FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The government is making available, a grant of J$10 million to the Combined Disabilities Association, to boost the organization’s loan programme for members who want to establish small businesses. A further J$5 million is also being provided to assist with the provision of medical support for the disabled.The disclosure was made by Prime Minister Bruce Golding on Thursday (Feb. 21), during a meeting with representatives of the Combined Disabilities Association at Jamaica House. He said details of the arrangement and structure of the assistance package would be worked out by the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.Amidst concerns raised by the Association about the difficulty members experience in meeting their medical expenses, Mr. Golding said the National Health Fund would be asked to examine the possibility of creating a special programme for the disabled, given their peculiar health needs. He has also mandated Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, to address concerns that a number of disabled persons have problems registering for the PATH programme.Mr. Golding has proposed the appointment of a designated officer within the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service, to deal with issues relating to job retention for persons who are disabled and the retraining and redeployment of those who become disabled because of work related injuries.Minister Audley Shaw has been asked to ensure that the matter is given special attention as it relates to the public service. The CDA representatives noted that the disabled are sometimes among the first to be affected in redundancy exercises and that, persons who become disabled on the job, are often faced with unemployment.For their part, the Combined Disabilities Association has been asked to provide the Ministry of Labour and Social Security with a registry of the skills and qualifications of persons with disabilities. Minister Charles said he would be approaching the HEART Trust/NTA and the Jamaica Employers’ Federation, to see what support could be forthcoming in terms of training and employment.last_img read more

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Land Titling Ceremony for November 12

first_imgRelatedLand Titling Ceremony for November 12 Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP), will on Wednesday, November 12, issue the final set of titles for 2008, to beneficiaries under the LAMP Programme. Minister of State with responsibility for Project Implementation in the Office of the Prime Minister, Daryl Vaz, will be the guest speaker at the ceremony which will be held at the Shiloh Apostolic Church, West Prospect, St. Catherine, starting at 1:00 p.m.Beneficiaries from areas in St. Catherine including Sligoville, West Prospect, Stanbury Grove, Rock Hall, James Mountain, Cedar Valley, Above Rocks and Riversdale, will receive Certificates of Title as a part of the programme.The Land Administration and Management Programme (LAMP) began its operations in 2000, as a pilot programme jointly funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank.The main objective of the Programme is to assist the Government of Jamaica, in establishing a dynamic land market that will promote an efficient use of land resources and allow accessibility to all representatives of society.The Land Registration component which is the main component, seeks to develop new technical and administrative procedures required to expand the tenure clarification and regularisation process. RelatedLand Titling Ceremony for November 12center_img RelatedLand Titling Ceremony for November 12 Land Titling Ceremony for November 12 UncategorizedNovember 10, 2008last_img read more

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Housing Secretary extends support for renters during pandemic

first_imgHousing Secretary extends support for renters during pandemic Renters protected with ban on bailiff enforced evictions extended until 31 MarchExemptions in place for the most serious casesPart of a wider package of support for renters during the pandemicRenters will continue to be supported during the ongoing national lockdown restrictions, with an extension to the ban on bailiff evictions, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced today (14 February 2021).The ban on bailiff evictions – which was introduced at the start of the pandemic – has been extended for another 6 weeks – until 31 March – with measures kept under review in line with the latest public health advice.Exemptions remain in place for the most serious circumstances that cause the greatest strain on landlords as well as other residents and neighbours, such as illegal occupation, anti-social behaviour and arrears of 6 months’ rent or more.The measures are part of a wide-ranging package of support the government has provided to protect renters from the economic impact of the pandemic, including supporting businesses to pay staff through the furlough scheme and strengthening the welfare safety-net by billions of pounds.Landlords are also required to give 6-month notice periods to tenants before starting possession proceedings, except in the most serious circumstances, meaning that most renters now served notice can stay in their homes until at least August 2021, with time to find alternative support or accommodation.For those renters who require additional support, there is an existing £180 million of government funding for Discretionary Housing Payments for councils to distribute to support renters with housing costs.Housing Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:We have taken unprecedented action to support renters during the pandemic including introducing a six-month notice period and financial support to help those struggling to pay their rent.By extending the ban on the enforcement of evictions by bailiffs, in all but the most serious cases, we are ensuring renters remain protected during this difficult time.Our measures strike the right balance between protecting tenants and enabling landlords to exercise their right to justice.Court rules and procedures introduced in September to support both tenants and landlords will remain in place and regularly reviewed, with courts continuing to prioritise the most cases, such as those involving anti-social behaviour, illegal occupation and perpetrators of domestic abuse in the social sector.The government has also launched a new free mediation pilot to support landlords and tenants to resolve disputes before a formal court hearing takes place. This will help tenants at an early stage of the possession process, mitigating the risk of tenants becoming homeless and helping to sustain tenancies where possible.Together these measures strike the right balance between prioritising public health and supporting the most vulnerable renters, whilst ensuring landlords can access and exercise their right to justice in the most serious cases. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:abuse, ban, court, exercise, Government, homeless, housing, Impact, justice, lockdown, pandemic, pilot, public health, rent, Secretary, strike, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

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Tribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury-Certain Upholstered Domestic Seating from China and Vietnam

first_imgTribunal Issues Determination of Reasonable Indication of Injury-Certain Upholstered Domestic Seating from China and Vietnam From: Canadian International Trade TribunalThe Canadian International Trade Tribunal today determined that there is a reasonable indication that the dumping and subsidizing of certain upholstered domestic seating, originating in or exported from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, have caused injury or are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.The Tribunal’s inquiry was conducted pursuant to the Special Import Measures Act as a result of the initiation of dumping and subsidizing investigations by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). The CBSA will continue its investigations and, by June 21, 2021, will issue preliminary determinations.The Tribunal is an independent quasi-judicial body that reports to Parliament through the Minister of Finance. It hears cases on dumped and subsidized imports, safeguard complaints, complaints about federal government procurement and appeals of customs and excise tax rulings. When requested by the federal government, the Tribunal also provides advice on other economic, trade and tariff matters. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Border, Canada, China, federal government, finance, Government, import, industry, International trade, Minister, parliament, tax, trade, Vietnamlast_img read more

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COVID-19 campus updates: Feb. 18 edition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Through the spring semester, campus officials are providing weekly updates through CU Boulder Today and weekly Campus Q&As.Boulder County remains in Level Yellow: ConcernBoulder County shifted to Level Yellow: Concern on the COVID-19 state dial on Saturday, Feb. 6. Under Level Yellow: Concern, a personal gathering is limited to a maximum of 10 people from no more than two households. Reminder: A household is composed of one or more people who occupy a housing unit. On campus, your household is defined as you and your roommate(s). Off campus, household means your roommates and anyone who lives in a dwelling with you. Learn more about what Level Yellow: Concern means for your campus experience.New diagnostic testing location On Wednesday, Feb. 17, the COVID-19 PCR diagnostic testing site moved to the CASE building, Testing Center (E130). This test site is open to CU Boulder students who are asymptomatic, as well as students, staff or faculty who receive a “signs detected” monitoring test result and are asymptomatic. Appointments are needed to access the testing site.This test site will provide only PCR diagnostic tests. It will not provide monitoring tests.The decision was made to move the test site from the tent outside of Wardenburg to the CASE building in order to provide a comfortable heated space that can remain open during inclement and cold weather. Students who are experiencing symptoms, please make an appointment with the Public Health Clinic at Wardenburg Health Center.Monitoring testing hours and locationsSites return to standard hours Monday, Feb. 22Beginning Feb. 22, the monitoring testing sites at Kittredge Central, the Sustainability Energy & Environment Community (SEEC), Village Center, University Memorial Center (UMC) and Rec Center will resume 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. operating hours, Monday to Friday.Adjusted availability at four sites ends Feb. 19Faculty, staff and students looking to complete their regular weekly COVID-19 monitoring tests: four sites will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 19. These sites include:Village Center and Community CommonsKittredge Central (Room S163)University Memorial Center (UMC)Rec CenterAdditionally, faculty, staff and students can use the Sustainability, Energy & Environment Community (SEEC) testing location during this site’s current extended hours of operation, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Feb. 19.These sites are for monitoring testing only, not diagnostic tests. Those seeking testing must bring their Buff OneCard and first complete their Buff Pass. Monitoring tests are free to CU Boulder Buff OneCard holders’ immediate family/household members. Buff OneCard holders must be present at the time of the test.New start date coming for mobile testingDue to weather conditions this week, the start of mobile testing has been postponed. A new start date will be announced once the information is finalized.Monitoring testing remindersThere is an option for faculty, staff and students to receive select COVID-19 messages via text message. These messages include reminders about monitoring testing, availability of testing results and more. Visit the COVID-19 Notifications form and enter your mobile number to opt in to this program.A webpage details information about the requirements and expectations for campus participation in the monitoring testing program.Wastewater testing continuesWastewater testing at CU Boulder continues to be part of the overall approach to monitoring for the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus. Currently the wastewater test results are used to see if the detected levels of SARS-CoV-2 align with information gathered through both the monitoring saliva test program and diagnostic tests. Through both efforts, wastewater testing and saliva testing, the campus has a way to check and balance the monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 presence. The campus plans to use wastewater testing for as long as conditions indicate a need for it.VaccinesOn-campus administrationThe campus did not receive a delivery of vaccines this week. A limited number of second doses will be administered.The Colorado State Joint Information Center released information about how winter storms affecting a vaccine distribution hub in Tennessee delayed vaccine shipments to several states this week, including Colorado.The campus anticipates vaccine supply will increase in the coming weeks and more appointments will become available for faculty, staff and students currently eligible under the state’s phases of eligibility.Updates to vaccine webpageThe campus vaccine webpage has been updated with more information about vaccine eligibility, the notification process, side effects, the reasons the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have two doses and other details to help keep the campus informed.Current and upcoming phases of eligibilityThe state released an update to the phases of vaccine eligibility and a vaccine FAQ document (PDF).Individuals in Phase 1A and 1B.1 are currently eligible to receive vaccines. Phase 1B.1 includes Coloradans 70 and older, as well as moderate-risk health care workers and first responders. Phase 1A includes the highest-risk health care workers and long-term care facility staff and residents.Individuals in Phase 1B.2 became eligible on Feb. 8. Phase 1B.2 includes Coloradans ages 65 to 69, as well as Pre-K-12 educators and child care workers in licensed programs. This does not include instructional faculty in higher education.Phase 1B.3 includes frontline essential workers and Coloradans ages 16 to 64 with two or more high-risk conditions. Individuals in Phase 1B.3 are expected to be able to start getting vaccinated in early March, estimated by March 5.Phases 2 and 3 do not have estimated dates of eligibility yet. View more details about the state’s vaccination phases.Building accessWith the return to on-campus classes for the spring semester, the university updated its building access protocols to allow all CU students, faculty and staff Buff OneCard holders access to most buildings with scheduled in-person classes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, as of Monday, Feb. 15. The University Libraries, Recreation Center and UMC publish their respective hours on their websites.Get building access information and see FAQs.Campus Q&AsThis week’s Campus Q&A featured discussions on remote learning, safety measures on campus, vaccines and more. A recording of the Feb. 16 session is available online.The Campus Q&A on Tuesday, Feb. 16, featured Chancellor Phil DiStefano, Provost Russ Moore and Chief Operating Officer Pat O’Rourke as panelists.The Campus Q&As are held at noon each Tuesday and continue throughout the spring semester. On Feb. 23, the session will focus on faculty and staff, and on March 2, the session will focus on students and families. The focus of the subsequent sessions for the semester will alternate each week between students/families and faculty/staff.  RemindersCampus Public Health Clinic open SaturdaysTo meet the need for diagnostic testing and other services on Saturdays, the Public Health Clinic at Wardenburg will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Services include: COVID-19 diagnostic testing and in-clinic appointments for COVID-19-like symptoms.To schedule an appointment, please visit the online scheduling portal. You may also call 303-492-5432 to schedule by phone.Please note: monitoring testing is not conducted through the Public Health Clinic at Wardenburg.Buff Pass reminderAnyone coming to campus must complete the CU Buff Pass Daily form each day before coming to campus. The Buff Pass replaces the daily health questionnaire used during the fall 2020 semester.Answers to frequently asked questions and contact information for support are available on the Buff Pass Information and FAQ webpage.State COVID-19 resourcesExposure notification service: The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment launched its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system in partnership with Google and Apple.Contact informationAvailable from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, contact Buff Info via email or by phone: 303-492-INFO (4636).   Published: Feb. 18, 2021  View prior updates Categories:SafetyCampus Communitylast_img read more

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Aphrodisiac Wine & Food Pairing Class at Dutton-Goldfield with Master of…

first_imgFacebook Share AdvertisementSebastopol, California, January 10, 2017 – Dutton-Goldfield Winery is excited to host a tantalizing tasting of wine and aphrodisiac foods on Saturday, February 11, with celebrated author and Master of Gastronomy, Amy Reiley. This tasting seminar will pair Dutton-Goldfield’s limited production single vineyard wines with aphrodisiac bites of foods, and teach guests the ins and outs of the pairings and how they can enhance their love life. Following the seminar, guests will convene to our cozy tasting room for a private wine reception. Seats are limited to twenty couples and include an autographed copy of Amy’s books “Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook” and her latest book “Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods”.  Tickets are $130 per couple for wine club members, or $175 per couple for non-members, and are available by emailing [email protected] or calling 707.861.9120.Amy Reiley has combined culinary education with a lifelong ardor for all things food. In August 2004, Amy became the second American to earn a Master of Arts in Gastronomy awarded by Le Cordon Bleu. In 2006, Amy released her first book, Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook, cementing her role as America’s leading aphrodisiac food authority. Through her company, Life of Reiley, Amy has found many avenues to promote her aphrodisiac knowledge and unique take on life’s “consuming passions.” The Eat Something Sexy website and Amy’s monthly e-newsletter, Amy Reiley’s Aphrodisiac of the Month, are considered the online authorities on aphrodisiac food history and science. She speaks and consults on the topic and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Nightline and even Playboy TV, and has written on food and wine in publications including Variety, Sunset, Daily Candy, Los Angeles and Las Vegas magazines.Chef Larry Willis of The Gables Wine Country Inn will be bringing Amy’s recipes to life for this special event, utilizing his many years expertise in pairing wine with food. Nestled on 3½ acres in the center of Sonoma County, The Gables Wine Country Inn is an elegantly restored 1887 Gothic Victorian premier luxury inn offering a relaxed country experience, large guest rooms, and an exceptional breakfast experience. Guests staying at The Gables Inn on Valentine’s Weekend will receive a complimentary bottle of Sonoma County sparkling wine, a red rose and chocolate-dipped strawberries.Dutton-Goldfield Winery is the partnership of grape grower Steve Dutton and winemaker Dan Goldfield. The winery began in 1998 when longtime colleagues and friends Steve and Dan recognized a shared vision between them—to craft wines that express the personalities of their vineyards, and which they’d enjoy drinking at their own dinner tables. Our mission is to produce world-class wines that display the brightness of fruit, complexity, structure and balance that are reflective of our cool coastal home.Advertisement TAGSConsumerDutton-Goldfield Home Industry News Releases Aphrodisiac Wine & Food Pairing Class at Dutton-Goldfield with Master of Gastronomy…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessAphrodisiac Wine & Food Pairing Class at Dutton-Goldfield with Master of Gastronomy Amy ReileyBy Press Release – January 10, 2017 43 0 ReddIt Linkedin Previous articleAstrophysicist Winemaker Launches Three New Wines Honoring Iconic Space ProgramsNext articleLatest Optical Grape Sorting Technology Press Release Twitter Email Pinterestlast_img read more

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Brian Carter Wins 2020 Grand Vin Award

first_imgAdvertisementWashington Winegrowers Association Honors Iconic WinemakerBrian CarterMarch 29th – The Washington Winegrowers Association has honored longtime Washington winemaker, Brian Carter with the 2020 Grand Vin Award.  Brian is the winemaker and managing partner of Brian Carter Cellars centered in Woodinville Washington.Carter was presented with this prestigious award by Robert Takahashi, Brian Carter Cellars second in command, for the impact and contributions he has made to the Washington wine industry during the past 41 years.  Linn Scott, Chairman of the Wine Research Advisory Committee, Mark Wheeler MD, former Chairman of the Washington Wine Industry Foundation and Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, Director of Viticulture & Enology Program at WSU came to Woodinville to surprise Carter at his winery with the honor. Henick-Kling noted that “Carter has been involved in research, education and has set the example for so many winemakers in the state.”  Grape grower Dr. Mark Wheeler said of Carter “the three words that best define Carter’s career are artistry, generosity and friendship.”Brian serves on the Wine Research Advisory Committee where for over 30 years he has helped steer the research programs at WSU and is also a current board member of the Washington Wine Industry Foundation where he serves on the Sustainability Committee. He is also a long-standing member of the Foundation Block Advisory Committee which has the essential role of keeping the states vines clean from disease.  Perhaps most significant, he has been involved in the winemaking at dozens of Washington Wineries over his long tenure in the state.In addition to twice named Winemaker of the Year by Washington Magazine, three-time winner of the Grand Prize at the Seattle Enological Society, and Winery of the year in 2015 by Wine Press Northwest, Brian is most proud of what he feels are individual awards that center on how he has personally contributed to the industry, in addition to the Grand Vin Award:2007 Honored Vintner at the Washington State Auction of Washington Wines2004 Industry Service Award given by the Washington Wine Grape Growers1996 Alec Bayless Prize awarded by the Washington Wine Commission“I am deeply honored to be chosen by my peers in the Washington Wine Industry for this prestigious prize. I continue to believe in giving back to an industry who has given so much to me. It has been so rewarding to see the Washington Wine Industry grow from what was once a backwater to a big player in the world of wine.”The Washington Winegrowers Association serves as the synergistic leader and unifying voice – through advocacy and education – for growers, vintners, partners, and policymakers.Advertisement Facebook Share Previous articleIt’s in the Can: Premium Wine with a DTC Model, Celebrating Diverse ProducersNext articleChampagne Bureau to Host Virtual Press Conference on 2020 Shipments Press Release Twitter TAGSBrian CarterWashington Winegrowers Association ReddIt Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Brian Carter Wins 2020 Grand Vin AwardIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessBrian Carter Wins 2020 Grand Vin AwardBy Press Release – March 29, 2021 133 0 Linkedin Emaillast_img read more

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Security Forces have acted with Restraint – Ombudsman

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Political Ombudsman, Bishop Herro Blair, has said that based on his observations, the security personnel involved in the joint military/police operations in sections of west Kingston, have acted with restraint and should be commended for the way in which they carry out their duties.On the request of Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding, Bishop Blair and the Public Defender, Earl Witter, visited Tivoli Gardens yesterday (May 25), to conduct an independent assessment of the operations being carried out by the security forces.They had been requested to ascertain the precise number of persons who had been killed or injured.Speaking with JIS News, today (May 26), Bishop Blair said some 500 persons, mostly men, have been detained and are being processed by the security forces.“I think the security forces carried out their duties with restraint, with a level of professionalism, and the individuals were being processed based on international standards,” Bishop Blair said.“They took us to places where we wanted to go, not where they wanted to take us. We observed no level of abuse. We saw no bodies being burnt. We examined the ditches, the trenches and we went into the homes,” he added.The Ombudsman further noted that along with the Public Defender, members of the Jamaica Red Cross and members of the Jamaica Fire Brigade, he went to the three locations where there were reports of fires.”The fires were extinguished, we examined the areas and found no human remains,” Bishop Blair said.“I have no reservations in giving the security forces my full support at this time. I think all Jamaica should rally around our forces and pray for them as they carry out their duty to protect the nation,” he added.The Government has also established a Complaints Hotline for residents to register any concerns they might have regarding the current operations in the West Kingston community of Tivoli Gardens. Residents are advised to call 946-1248 to register their concerns. Advertisements RelatedSecurity Forces have acted with Restraint – Ombudsman RelatedSecurity Forces have acted with Restraint – Ombudsmancenter_img Security Forces have acted with Restraint – Ombudsman National SecurityMay 26, 2010 RelatedSecurity Forces have acted with Restraint – Ombudsmanlast_img read more

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HEART/NTA Steps Up Skills Training Activities

first_imgRelatedHEART/NTA Steps Up Skills Training Activities HEART/NTA Steps Up Skills Training Activities EducationSeptember 3, 2010 RelatedHEART/NTA Steps Up Skills Training Activities RelatedHEART/NTA Steps Up Skills Training Activitiescenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The HEART Trust/National Training Agency (NTA), has embarked on several initiatives aimed at creating a Jamaican workforce that, beyond being technically competent, is also ready for work.“We will have spaces where people actually learn what is required in the workplace, so when you go to the workplace you are not there to train but to work,” Executive Director of the HEART Trust/NTA, Dr. Carolyn Hayle, told the launch of National Employers’ Month, Wednesday (September 1).She noted that companies have been making their financial contributions to the training agency, and that HEART was committed to ensuring there is a steady workforce available.She said that HEART was working with the Ministry of Education to deliver the Career Advancement Programme (CAP), under which a parallel programme for delivering skills training at the high school level is currently being implemented. Another component of CAP is the Senior School Programme (SSP), which proposes to add two more years at the high school level dedicated to vocational training.The third component of the CAP will be the implementation of the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) College, to which employers can send their workers for training in higher level skills, for example at the supervisory level.Dr. Hayle added that the training being provided by HEART will also make Jamaica more attractive for foreign direct investments.“This is particularly interesting for [JAMPRO], because it is a marketing tool, because they can say to an investor that we have a steady sustainable pool of workers,” she explained.The Executive Director also disclosed that HEART is partnering with other national training agencies across the region and the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in the skills certification process. She said about 196 skill areas have been sent to CARICOM for endorsement for the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), issued by the CXC.Dr. Hayles notes that the CVQ will allow for portability of skills within the region, as there will be a uniformed standard by which to judge people’s skills and competencies.last_img read more

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