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first_imgShare This!Popcorn, Dole Whips, Castles, Monorails and more…there was so much to love on Instagram this week.If you’re new to this series, we post highlights from our Instagram page, along with a top comment or photo featuring YOU, our subscriber.Enjoy! September 6, 2019 August 31, 2019September 1, 2019September 2, 2019September 3, 2019September 4, 2019September 5, 2019center_img Top Follower of the Week!Congrats!! That’s awesome news and a great reason to celebrate! Hope you have a marvelous time!Should this post inspire you to give our Instagram page a follow, I’ll leave the link right here: http://www.instagram.com/touringplans.last_img read more

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St. Thomas Residents to Benefit from free Health Services

first_img The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. is being staged by the Dorman family in collaboration with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD). Executive Director of JCPD, Christine Hendricks, welcomed the partnership in providing much-needed health services to persons with disabilities (PWDs). She said it will also enable the entity to reach persons, who are not yet registered with the cou Story Highlights Persons with disabilities in St. Thomas will benefit from free health services at a health fair on Friday (July 21) at the Yallahs Baptist Church. Persons with disabilities in St. Thomas will benefit from free health services at a health fair on Friday (July 21) at the Yallahs Baptist Church.The event, from 9:00 a.m. to 4: 00 p.m. is being staged by the Dorman family in collaboration with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD).Services to be provided include medical examinations; blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol checks; hearing tests; and counselling.Executive Director of JCPD, Christine Hendricks, welcomed the partnership in providing much-needed health services to persons with disabilities (PWDs).She said it will also enable the entity to reach persons, who are not yet registered with the council.“JCPD was approached because we are the organisation that would have the majority of the clients with disabilities, so we were more than happy to partner with them because our registration continues. Particularly in the rural areas, there are PWDs who are still not registered, so this is an awesome opportunity for persons with disabilities,” she said.Co-founder of the Dorman family’s We Care Health Fair, Carol Higgins, told JIS News that the family decided to target PWDs this year, because of a family member, who has been disabled due to a recent motor vehicle crash.She informed that another family member died as a result of heart failure.Ms. Higgins said the family is motivated to give back to the St. Thomas community where they grew up.“We know how expensive health care is and all our lives as young children there was a doctor in our community, who always provided free health care to us. We saw the benefit of somebody giving free health care, so we are doing this to support the people,” she said.In addition to the JCPD, a number of other agencies will be on hand to provide services on the day.These include: Early Stimulation Programme (ESP), Programme of Advancement through Health and Education (PATH), Jamaican Association on Intellectual Disabilities, Registrar General’s Department (RGD), National Housing Trust (NHT), Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ), Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) and the Bellevue Hospital.The Jamaica Association for the Deaf, Diabetes Association of Jamaica, general practitioners and counsellors will also provide services to the residents.The Dorman family has been hosting the annual health fairs in honour of late family matriarch, Leila Maye Dorman, who passed away in 2004.last_img read more

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Damen Shiprepair Conversion Cutting 150 Jobs

first_imgzoom Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), part of Dutch Damen Shipyards Group, plans to lay off around 150 workers as part of its reorganisation program at three Dutch yards within its group. The yards that will be restructured are Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), Damen Shiprepair Van Brink (DSVB) and Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSVl), Damen said in a release.“All employees at the three locations, as well as the workers’ council and trade unions, have been informed about the intention to reorganise. It is the intention of DSC to complete the reorganisation before summer 2017,” the release added.DSC explained that it has been “forced to take these measures due to continued adverse market conditions.”Namely, the downturn in oil and gas market has created a void in the company’s activities which DSC was not able to fill with other type of projects. What is more, the projections for the short and medium term show no sign of recovery.“There is no recovery in sight for commodity prices in general and oil and gas prices in particular and the resulting reduction in ship repair projects forces DSC to review its situation. Unfortunately, one of the consequences of this, is downsizing the number of permanent staff in all layers of the organisation, as well as reducing facility costs,” the company pointed out.Damen Shipyards Group operates 33 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 16 repair and conversion yards conducting around 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.last_img read more

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