first_imgRelatedGov’t. First Year Review: Prime Minister Keeps in Touch Through Call-In Programme RelatedGov’t. First Year Review: Prime Minister Keeps in Touch Through Call-In Programme Gov’t. First Year Review: Prime Minister Keeps in Touch Through Call-In Programme UncategorizedSeptember 17, 2008 Advertisementscenter_img RelatedGov’t. First Year Review: Prime Minister Keeps in Touch Through Call-In Programme FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, opened the lines of communication with Jamaicans in a way that has never been done before, with the launch of a one-hour radio call-in programme, Jamaica House Live, on January 30.So popular is the programme, that it has been extended to one and a half hours.The programme is part of the Government’s thrust to interact with the public, and to hear suggestions, comments and general feedback from Jamaicans, at home and abroad. Additionally, it provides a forum for Government to report on its stewardship, in implementing policies and programmes to improve the lives of the citizens.Through the programme, which has been well-received, the Prime Minister has spoken to a number of issues, and reiterated his focus on the training and development of the country’s human resources, job creation, and investments, as the planks for bringing about growth in the economy.He has discussed the issue of crime, emphasising that it is the first priority of the Government. “We cannot deal with just the symptoms of crime. We have a new Commissioner of Police and a new Chief of Defence Staff and they are pursuing this matter very vigilantly and very diligently,” he stated.Mr. Golding also underscored the importance of technology in the sustenance and advancement of the local agricultural sector to world class standards.Responding to a question raised by a caller, he said that, “if farming is going to be around in 10 years’ time, then we are going to have to improve the technology. We will be introducing some new technologies. It is what is called protected agricultural technology, which refers to things like greenhouses, hydroponics, and so on.”The Prime Minister also disclosed that the Government is considering expanding the existing Inmate Public Work programme, which utilises the labour of incarcerated persons, to carry out public works projects.Responding to a suggestion that inmates be utilised more in this regard, Mr. Golding disclosed that the matter had been discussed at a meeting of the National Security Council, which he attended.“Some work, pertaining to inmate labour, is being done already. I was told about a variety of projects that prison labour is being used on. But, I want to get them in the Sandy Gully, for example, to go and start cleaning out some of the pile up there. I also want to get them on our sidewalks, cleaning out drains. Naturally, we are going to have to consign this to those who are, for want of a better word, ‘controllable’, as we don’t want to take out high risk people, and risk them escaping and causing mayhem,” Mr. Golding outlined.Meanwhile, as commodity prices increased due to rising oil prices, Prime Minister Golding said that the Government would explore targeted relief intervention measures, to ensure that persons in need are the ones who benefit.In reference to the $500 million commodities subsidy provided by the Government last year, to cushion the rising prices of certain goods, Mr. Golding said the administration had come under criticism because of the way in which the subsidy had been provided.Mr. Golding in February, informed of plans for the redevelopment of downtown Kingston, and Port Royal. “We will be looking at the possibility of a cruise shipping port being established there and re-creating the tradition of the rich culture of Port Royal. We want that city to come alive again,” Mr. Golding said on the radio programme.The Prime Minister also noted that other plans for the redevelopment of downtown Kingston, include the renovation of Sir William Grant Park and the construction of a new Transport Centre.Jamaica House Live, is aired on the last Wednesday of each month, between 8:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on several radio stations, including RJR 94 FM, Nationwide Radio Digital AM; Love 101 FM; Hot 102; KLAS FM and Roots FM.Audio streaming of the call-in programme is provided on the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) website at www.jis.gov.jm.The call-in programme is developed and produced by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports and JIS.last_img read more

first_imgMALMO, Sweden – Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee quickly won a playoff against Stephen Gallacher of Scotland and France’s Victor Dubuisson to clinch the Nordea Masters on Sunday. Jaidee birdied the par-5 18th at PGA Sweden’s Lake Course while Gallacher and Dubuisson could only make par. Earlier, the 44-year-old Jaidee hit six birdies and an eagle three on the 11th to finish in 7-under 65 and an overall 16-under 272 for his sixth European title. ”I worked hard today,” Jaidee said. ”I started with three birdies in a row, had another one on six, then a good comeback on 11.” He said he was nervous on the last few holes. ”The golf course is wide open, you have to hit good golf shots and the weather helped a little bit,” he said. Dubuisson could have avoided the playoff with a birdie on the 18th, but three-putted from just off the green for a 67. Gallacher (68) appeared to be out of the race when he bogeyed at No. 17, but he converted from 20 feet at the next. Second-ranked Henrik Stenson (71) shared the lead with England’s Eddie Pepperell after the third round. The Swede found himself needing an eagle on the last to win his home title for the first time, but he bogeyed after pushing his second off the green and ended fifth behind Robert-Jan Derksen (65) of the Netherlands. Pepperell (72) went in water at the same hole and finished tied for sixth.last_img read more

first_imgThe Mission Road project should help improve pedestrian safety for students walking to SM East and St. Ann Catholic School.Prairie Village residents interested in sharing their views on the renovation of Mission Road from 71st Street to 75th Street next year will have their chance at a public meeting next week.The meeting, to be held Monday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Prairie Village City Hall, will be the first formal public input opportunity since the council narrowly approved a resolution making the project a priority in the 2016 budget in April. City staff and Mayor Laura Wassmer had urged the council to have the city pursue the project in 2017 to ensure there was adequate time for planning, but the council ultimately voted to pursue the project on an accelerated timeline after an organized effort from a group of neighborhood homeowners.Public Works Director Keith Bredehoeft told the City Council earlier this month that preliminary results of the traffic study on the stretch indicated that three-lane striping would be appropriate for the area, an approach that would give planners more flexibility in adding pedestrian- and bike-friendly features like expanded sidewalks or dedicated bike lines.The city plans to hold a second public input meeting after planners have developed preliminary concepts for the project.last_img read more

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first_imgDirector of the University of Port Harcourt High Performance Center and former board member of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) Professor Ken Anugweje has hailed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the postponement of the 20th National Sports Festival, Edo 2020.On Tuesday, Nigeria’s Youth and Sports Minister Sunday Dare broke the news of the indefinite postponement of the National Sports Festival as a ‘precautionary move’ to avoid the spread of the deadly Coronavirus which now has 8 confirmed cases in the country.In an interview with Today FM in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, the Professor of Sports Medicine described the decision as the ‘best thing to do’.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Prof-Ken-Edo-2020.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“That is a very good precautionary move; if you consider that our health care delivery system cannot cope with any outbreak of Coronavirus – of Covid-19 – in this place, I think that was the best thing to do,” he stated.Asked whether the current Nigeria Professional Football League campaign should also be suspended till further notice following the spread of the virus, Prof. Anugweje said: “Incidentally, I was listening to Shehu Dikko (the LMC chairman) yesterday (Monday) and he said they have no intentions of stopping the league.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Prof-Ken-NPFL.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download Audio“And if you consider that there are virtually no crowds in any of the venues, I’m sure he (Shehu Dikko) may have a point, but places like the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano and a few other places would pose problems because the crowd are usually very massive.”RelatedEdo 2020: National Sports Festival Postponed On the Heels Of Coronavirus Spread (VIDEO)March 17, 2020In “Events”Edo 2020: National Council on Sports To Decide Fate Of NSF – Sports Minister (AUDIO)March 30, 2020In “Featured”BREAKING: NPFL Games To Be Played Behind Closed Doors As Nigeria’s Coronavirus Cases Rises To 3March 17, 2020In “Featured”last_img read more

first_imgCanada’s marine services provider McKeil Marine Limited has acquired Topaz, an IMO 2, ice class 1A chemical tanker.Built in 2009, the 13,965 dwt vessel was bought to service the needs of McKeil’s client Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (PCLI).The Panamanian-flagged Topaz measures 137 meters in length and 20 meters in width. The chemical tanker was previously owned by Turkish Transal Denizcilik, according to data provided by VesselsValue. Its journey originated in Singapore and continued to Malaysia where the ship loaded a cargo for delivery to the Mediterranean. The tanker made a brief stop in France and arrived in Canada recently to begin its Canadianization process.Topaz was then officially renamed Hinch Spirit on May 27.A picture-perfect day as @McKeilCares christens the M.V. Hinch Spirit. So begins our valued partnership with Petro-Canada Lubricants. pic.twitter.com/fDxkxYvJLY— McKeil Marine (@McKeilCares) May 27, 2019With this newest addition to its fleet of vessels including bulkers, cement carriers, and tankers, as well as tugs, barges and workboats, McKeil said it expands its offering and is poised for additional growth.“The acquisition of the Hinch Spirit (Topaz) supports our commitment to growth and provides expanded opportunities to our crew,” Captain Scott Bravener, President of McKeil Marine Limited, commented.The Hinch Spirit (Topaz) will trade throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River and the Eastern Seaboard.Christening the new #McKeilMarine vessel Hinch Spirit today @McKeilCares #portcity pic.twitter.com/E3mwH5uh10— Hamilton Port (@HamiltonPort) May 27, 2019last_img read more

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter Hundreds of Handmaid’s Tale fans in New York City are waiting to get their hands on Atwood’s novel, soon to hit Hulu as an adapted TV series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, Joseph Fiennes and Alexis Bledel, according to a recent report from Patch verified by The Huffington Post. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: Facebook In February, readers placed 183 holds on 64 copies of the book at the New York Public Library alone. By March, the NYPL added 32 more copies of the book into circulation, and the number of holds jumped to 534. If you had casual plans to check out a copy of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale from your local library, we have some bad news: The waitlists are almost as daunting as the author’s dystopian vision for the future.last_img read more