Prime Minister of Jamaica, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller greets members of the Grand Bahama Youth Choir after their performance at the opening of the 26th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Thursday at Melia Nassau Beach Hotel. (BIS Photo/Peter Ramsay) The Youth Choir added a taste of Bahamian folklore to the Opening Ceremony during a well received presentation. Their performance helped to set the tone for a major part of the discussion on day-one of the Meeting which focused on leveraging the Region’s cultural, sporting and intellectual assets for the economic development of the Community, and to create opportunities for the youth in particular. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… ‘Invest in youth’ – CARICOM Chair at Summit opening[su_pullquote align=”left”] “We have done the research. We have the views of the youth. Let us take the necessary action to deliver on the provision of Paramaribo and ensure that tomorrow’s leaders are academically, socially and mentally ready for building on the policies of yesteryear,” Prime Minister Christie [/su_pullquote]Chairman of the…February 26, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Culture and Sports – centre-stage at CARICOM Heads Meeting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, The Bahamas, Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson (r) presenting a gift of publications on Bahamian culture and sports to the Most Honorable P.J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, after the opening session of the Twenty-Sixth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of CARICOM Heads…February 27, 2015In “CARICOM”Community responding to its challenges – CARICOM SGCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Thursday encouraged “everyone” to become involved in building a viable Community. This is a Community responding to its challenges and actively plotting its way forward. There is no better time than now for everyone to become involved and be a part of…February 26, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp
[su_box title=”EU-CELAC Summits” style=”soft” box_color=”#54c0f0″]EU-CELAC summits bring together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders to strengthen relations between both regions. These summits are the main fora for dialogue and cooperation between Europe, and Latin American and Caribbean states.[/su_box] Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Jun 10, 2015 Education and Employment among key targets in EU-CELAC… Jun 12, 2015 CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and President of Haiti H.E. Michel Martelly (head table) and their delegations hold a working session on the margins of the 2nd EU-CELAC summit in Brussels. CARICOM Heads discuss common positions for crucial EU-CELAC… Jamaica’s Prime Minister, The Most Hon. Portia Simpson-Miller greets Haiti’s President H.E. Michel Martelly as CARICOM Heads of Government and delegates hold a working session ahead of Wednesday’s start of the 2nd EU-CELAC Summit in Brussels. Seat left of PM Simpson Miller are Prime Minister of St. Kitts-Nevis Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris , Prime Minister of St. Lucia Dr. Hon. Kenny Anthony and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Several CARICOM Heads of Government are in Brussels for the 2nd EU-CELAC Summit, which opens today and concludes tomorrow. The Summit, under the theme “Shaping our common futures: Working for prosperous, cohesive and sustainable societies for our citizens” brings together 61 Heads of State and Government from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. They will discuss bi-regional and global issues, and seek to deepen political dialogue on citizen-oriented initiatives, with special focus on sustainable growth, education, security and climate change. Caribbean leaders head off to Brussels for summitBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – Caribbean leaders are heading off to Brussels to attend the second European Union – Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit that begins here on Wednesday. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and her Barbadian counterpart, Freundel Stuart, are attending the two-day event that…June 9, 2015In “Barbados”Climate Change, Citizen Security, Migration, Financial Services key focus at EU-CELAC Summit: CARICOM ChairI wish to stress the issue of citizen security and the adjunct to that public policy issue: the education and training of our young. I have said this many times before. There is a sense of hopelessness; there is a problem with joblessness among the young, both here and in…June 11, 2015In “Associate Member States”Jamaica Prime Minister Urges Poverty Reduction Cooperation at CELACJamaica’s Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller has urged member countries and governments of the Community of Latin American States and Caribbean States (CELAC) to continue to give focused attention to meaningful cooperation that can significantly reduce poverty in their respective countries through expanded production, trade, investments and…January 30, 2015In “Event”Share this on WhatsApp
PAHO Director: COVID-19 Threatening Fight Against Infectious… CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… You may be interested in… Oct 1, 2020 CARPHA Receives Medical Supplies from the People’s… Jul 22, 2020 Sep 7, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 (Caribbean Media Corporation) St. George’s, Grenada, Oct 17 – Caribbean health ministers are expected to approve a plan on health system reliance in the face of climate change at a two day meeting which ends here on Wednesday. “What we are seeing with respect to climate change and health is that how we define ourselves as a Caribbean people is at stake,” said Health and Social Security Minister, Nickolas Steele. Regional health ministers approve plan regarding climate change on SIDSST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Caribbean health and environment ministers ended a two-day meeting here approving a plan of action to ensure that the health of those living in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is protected and prioritized within the global climate change agenda. “Just as we bring climate change…October 19, 2018In “CARICOM”EU Provides €7M to Strengthen Climate Resilient Health Systems in Caribbean(Pan American Health Organisation Press Release) The European Union (EU), through the European Development Fund has signed a five-year €7 Million agreement with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to enhance coordination and increase the climate resilience of health systems in the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) community to better prepare and…June 15, 2020In “CARICOM”Canadian Prime Minister to meet with CARICOM Heads of Government in BarbadosPrime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, will travel to Bridgetown, Barbados to participate in the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to build even stronger ties with the region.The Conference will be held 18-19 February 2020. The announcement was made Tuesday 11 February via a press…February 11, 2020In “31Intersessional”Share this on WhatsApp Member Countries Must Continue to Implement COVID-19… “Sun, sea and sand is something we have been proud of but it is also going to be our downfall. We need to make sure that we are ready and that we are prepared and smart,” he added. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said the “Third Global Conference on Health and Climate Change: Special Focus on Small Island Developing States,” has brought together health and environment ministers from across the Caribbean, as well as representatives from other United Nations agencies and key stakeholders from Caribbean small island developing states (SIDS). The meeting is being organised jointly by PAHO, the World Health Organization (WHO) and hosted by the Grenada government. PAHO Director, Dr. Carissa Etienne, said that health is being impacted by climate change in many ways, and although SIDS have made a small contribution to global emissions of greenhouse gases, they are at the forefront of climate change impacts. “We saw last year the devastating effects of hurricanes Irma, Maria and Harvey, and many other tropical storms that hit the Caribbean. But we also face other challenges, such as floods; droughts; heatwaves; water and food security and safety; undernutrition; massive fisheries and marine biodiversity loss; vector borne diseases; and non-communicable diseases.” “I don’t need to convince anyone in this room that the present situation is critical. Health is being impacted by climate change in many ways, and although SIDS have made a small contribution to global emissions of Greenhouse Gases, our islands are at the forefront of climate change impacts,” she added. PAHO said during the meeting, four overarching issues will be discussed, including supporting Caribbean health leadership to have their priorities and needs heard; strengthen national technical capacities to understand the impacts of climate change on health in SIDS and to anticipate and prepare for those risks. The meeting will also seek to develop the policies and implementing actions required to build climate-resilient health systems and facilitating access to climate and health financing mechanisms. PAHO said the conference is part of the WHO Initiative on Climate Change and Health in Small Island Developing States, which was launched in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the Fijian Presidency of COP-23 at the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in November 2017. The Assistant Director General for Climate and Other Determinants of Health at WHO, Dr. Joy St. John, said the “reason we are here today is because island nations have requested it. “More extreme weather events are taking lives and having devastating impact on livelihoods and economies, and even threatening to submerge some of the islands. We need to ensure that people from these islands have the best possible level of health so that no one gets left behind.” PAHO said the WHO initiative aims to provide national health authorities in SIDS with the political, technical, and financial support to better understand and address the effects of climate change on health. PAHO said it takes the form of three innovative, geographically dispersed meetings. The first was held in Fiji, for Pacific SIDS, and the second in Mauritius, for SIDS of the African and South-East Asian WHO Regions. “The conference in Grenada constitutes the third meeting, and together with the regional plans developed during the other two meetings, will contribute to a WHO global action plan for climate and health in Small Island Developing States,” PAHO said. “Although SIDS have made a small contribution to global emissions of Greenhouse Gases, they are at the forefront of climate change impacts,” it added. “Many small islands are already seeing an increase in climate-change related events, including high burdens of climate-sensitive diseases, such as vector-, food-, and water-borne diseases; more frequent and severe extreme weather events; and rising sea levels.” While countries have agreed to take action to limit global warming under the 2015 Paris Agreement, PAHO said “it is vital that health care facilities are reinforced, early-warning surveillance systems implemented; and policy developed to ensure that those that are most vulnerable to climate change events are not left behind.”. 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LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities by CARICOM MembersBy Elizabeth Morgan Last week, I wrote about regional trade in services which is dominated by tourism. Since then, two things have happened which influenced my decision to remain with the subject of trade-in-services this week – one was children returning to school virtually in Jamaica and other CARICOM countries,…October 14, 2020In “Featured”CTO, CHTA applaud CARICOM decisions on tourismTwo Regional tourism organisations have applauded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government for taking the lead in recognising the critical contribution of tourism to the economies of member countries and for their commitment to advancing a regional tourism agenda. The Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO), the region’s tourism development agency, and the…February 22, 2017In “CARICOM”Strengthening CARICOM/Africa RelationsBy Elizabeth Morgan As the discussions on foreign policy in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continue, the region is looking to improve relations with Africa through the African Union (AU). Modelled on the European Union (EU), the AU promotes Africa’s growth and economic development through increased cooperation and continental integration. The…February 5, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Business 21 December, 2018 OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… Related Posts Sep 28, 2020 CARICOM Business 21 December, 2018 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 28, 2020 Oct 12, 2020 Suriname unifies exchange rate: CARICOM BUSINESS
TROY, MI — Delphi Corp. has named Robert Morgan as executive-in-charge of lean business processes, effective July 1. He will report to Donald Runkle, Delphi’s vice chairman and chief technology officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Morgan will work with Delphi’s senior leadership to map Delphi’s many business processes, identify and eliminate waste in these processes, find common methods and synergies across functions and apply lean principles to streamline Delphi’s business processes. Morgan will accelerate Delphi’s lean efforts across the entire enterprise, a logical progression from deployment of lean principles in Delphi’s manufacturing and supply base. Most recently, Morgan was director, lean operations, Delphi Thermal and Interior, and previously served as the manufacturing director for Delphi Harrison. He is an expert in lean principles, with extensive experience in general management and leading many manufacturing organizations during his career. Prior to joining Delphi, Morgan, a 15-year veteran of TRW Inc., was vice president and general manager of the company’s Rack & Pinion division, headquartered in Tennessee. In addition, he held a number of assignments within TRW Steering Systems Ltd., including managing director, director of operations, director of purchasing, director of finance, and director, satellite operations. Before joining TRW, he spent six years with Hawker- Siddeley, a U.K.-based manufacturer of diesel engines. For the remainder of 2004, he also will continue to report to Ronald M. Pirtle, president, Delphi Thermal & Interior and vice president, Delphi Corp., while completing his present assignment. Advertisement For more information about Delphi, go to: www.delphi.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
LAKE FOREST, IL — Mark Frissora, chairman, chief executive officer and president, is leaving Tenneco to become chief executive officer of Hertz Corp. and a member of the company’s board of directors. His resignation from Tenneco is effective July 19. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The Tenneco Board of Directors has established a search committee to consider both internal and external candidates and anticipates naming a replacement for Frissora within the next several months. In the interim, the board has established an office of the chief executive to assume the responsibilities of the chief executive officer. Paul Stecko, lead director of Tenneco’s Board of Directors, will become non-executive chairman of the board on an interim basis. Stecko has been chairman and chief executive officer of Packaging Corporation of America since 1999 and has served on the Tenneco board since 1998. The office of the chief executive will be comprised of Timothy Donovan, executive vice-president, strategy and business development and general counsel; Hari Nair, executive vice president and managing director, Europe, South America and India; Kenneth Trammell, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Neal Yanos, senior vice president and general manager, North American original equipment ride control and aftermarket. For more information about Tenneco, go to: www.tenneco.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
EVANSVILLE, IN — Accuride has named its Chairman of the Board and also announced new executive management appointments. The changes are effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Terrence Keating, Accuride’s current chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the board of directors has been named chairman of the board and will continue as the company’s CEO. Keating succeeds James Greene, Jr., as Chairman. Greene will remain on the board as the lead independent director. John Murphy, currently Accuride’s president and chief financial officer, will assume responsibilities of chief operating officer and continue as president. David Armstrong, Accuride’s current senior vice president/finance and general counsel, has been named senior vice president/chief financial officer and will continue as general counsel. Stephen Martin has been named vice president/corporate counsel. Martin previously served as Accuride’s associate general counsel. “Today’s appointments reflect a logical progression of Accuride’s executive management team,” said Greene, member, KKR, LLC, the general partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and outgoing chairman of Accuride’s Board. “The changes in senior leadership accountabilities allow for the continued pursuit of Accuride’s strategic business initiatives, and are in support of the seamless succession planning at the company.” As a result of the appointments, Armstrong and Murphy will both report directly to Keating. “As Chairman of the Board and CEO of Accuride, I will continue to drive Accuride’s strategic plan calling for further optimization of our facilities and pursuit of global expansion,” said Keating. “The new assignments of our key leaders will allow for intensified focus on these business initiatives, while strengthening the versatility of our topside management team.” Advertisement For more information about Accuride, go to: http://accuridecorp.com.
PHOENIX – The Associated Press (AP) has reported that former CSK Auto President Martin Fraser has died. Fraser, 55, collapsed and died while visiting a Las Vegas hotel with his wife. His death, according to recent media reports, will have an impact on the current criminal charges against him. Fraser and former CSK CFO Don Watson were both facing indictment charges that involved conspiracy, securities fraud, mail fraud, false filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), false books and records and false statements to CSK’s auditor. Watson is charged separately with falsely certifying financial reports. Fraser, the former president and chief operating officer, and Watson, the former chief financial officer, allegedly engaged in a scheme from 2001 to 2006 to misstate CSK’s income by, primarily, concealing that the company had tens of millions of dollars of uncollectible receivables that it should have written off. Uncollectible receivables are funds that a company reports as income because it expects to collect the funds, but later determines the funds not to be collectable. According to the indictment, during the scheme, CSK operated under the brand names Checker Auto Parts, Schucks Auto Supply and Kragen Auto Parts. At the time the alleged earnings manipulation occurred, CSK was the largest specialty retailer of auto parts and accessories in the western United States and one of the largest such retailers in the entire United States.Advertisement According to the indictment, CSK purchased hundreds of millions of dollars worth of auto parts every year, and its vendors gave CSK allowances, or rebates, for products CSK purchased in exchange for CSK using the allowances, generally, for marketing of the vendors’ products for sale in its stores. The vendor allowances reduced CSK’s expenses and thus increased its income. As the indictment alleges, instead of writing off these uncollectible receivables, Fraser and Watson concealed them by moving vendor allowance collections from later years to cover the shortfalls in prior years; by moving uncollectible receivable balances to subsequent years to hide them; and by billing vendors to try to collect allowances CSK was not owed. As a result of the scheme, CSK allegedly misstated its receivables and pre-tax income in its annual reports (Forms 10-K) in fiscal years 2002, 2003 and 2004 by approximately $10 million, $24 million and $19 million, respectively. According to the AP, Fraser’s death means that federal prosecutors won’t be able to prove criminal charges that he manipulated earnings reports at the auto parts supplier. The government will seek to dismiss both the civil and criminal complaints against Fraser in light of his death; however, actions against the other remaining employees involved will likely continue, according to the report.Advertisement The SEC’s investigation into CSK Auto as a whole was settled in May 2009, not long after the company was acquired by O’Reilly Automotive Inc. in 2008. Editor’s Note: The following article has been updated to correct an error as it was published in Monday’s issue of aftermarketNews. Yesterday, aftermarketNews noted a story from the Associated Press regarding the death of former CSK Auto President Martin Fraser and its impact on the criminal indictment against him. The original story incorrectly stated the date of Fraser’s death. He passed way on Jan. 26. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
RPLA News:The Republican Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, July 11 Room 631 on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.Registered Republicans are invited to attend the 6 p.m. Central Committee meeting. Katherine Werner will give an update on her “pro-free market enterprise” club.At 7 p.m., the public is invited to a special presentation “Protecting Religious Freedom” by Paul Jaramillo, RPLA 2nd Vice Chair and pastor of Open Door Bible Ministry.A light supper will be provided. For more information, contact [email protected]
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 83 with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 3 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Tonight’s low around 60. Courtesy/NWSCourtesy/NWSCourtesy/NWS