$110 Million to Renovate Education Ministry’s Facilities

first_imgThe Government has allocated $110 million to renovate the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information’s head office at National Heroes Circle and its Caenwood Centre facilities on Arnold Road in Kingston, during the 2019/20 fiscal year.Details are provided in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives.The project is titled ‘Renovation and Modification of Caenwood and Heroes Circle Premises’.Work at the National Heroes Circle complex will entail renovation of bathroom facilities, while activities at the Caenwood Centre will involve the renovation of the Georgian Building, upgrading sanitary facilities and upgrading of the parking and entranceway of the facility.The initial duration of the project was between April 2016 and March 2019, but it has been extended to March 2020.Achievements to date include renovation of bathroom facilities at the Ministry’s Caenwood and Heroes Circle Block One, construction of a perimeter wall at Heroes Circle, completed renovation of Grant and Allen Hall, and the commencement of renovation of the Georgian Building.last_img read more

Sheriff returns posts injunction notice at Attawapiskat diamond mine ice road blockade

first_img(Attawapiskat resident Rebecca Iahtail reacts after seeing injunction notice posted at ice road blockade. APTN/Photo)By Jorge Barrera APTN National News ATTAWAPISKAT–A sheriff posted an injunction notice at the site of a week-long blockade on a diamond mine ice road a little over four hours after he was turned away from the Attawapiskat airport.The sheriff appears to have flown to the airport at the De Beers Victor mine and from there drove the 90 kilometres to the blockade site, arriving sometime between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Sunday. The ice road from the mine does not cross through reserve land, though the area is Attawapiskat’s claimed traditional territory.Accompanied by two OPP officers, the sheriff read the injunction to a handful of Attawapiskat residents who were still at the site.He then stuck the notice, which was attached to a stick, in the snow outside a canvas tent pitched next to the blockade.Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence appeared at the site shortly after the notice was posted and said she was glad no one was arrested.Spence, along with Rebecca Iahtail, who has seen people rally around her decision to hold out on the blockade, then searched the community for the OPP officers.At one point, they met up with a Nishnawbe-Aski police SUV and searched several streets.Some people at the site expressed anger at the move and warned it could escalate the situation.It was unclear, however, how the move would impact a planned meeting with De Beers later Sunday which was expected to bring an end to the blockade.Just a few hours earlier, backed by a number of community members, Spence turned away the sheriff at the Attawapiskat airport. She handed a letter to the sheriff forbidding him from entering the community.De Beers obtained the injunction from an Ontario judge on Friday.After conferring with two OPP officers who awaited his arrival, the sheriff returned to his airplane and flew away.Attawapiskat residents arrived in about a dozen vehicles to greet the sheriff. They waved goodbye as the sheriff left.De Beers claims the blockade is threatening its operations for the rest of the year.The mine ships up about 11 million litres of fuel up the winter road every year, along with machinery and parts too heavy to fly into the mine’s airport.The mine also uses the winter road to truck-up hazardous substances like ammonia nitrate and truck out “hazardous waste material” that can’t be flown out of the [email protected]@JorgeBarreralast_img read more

Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming

Survey shows TCI beaches keep visitors coming

first_img Baha Mar deal should not be secret Related Items:beaches, tourism, visitor survey Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Beaches reconstruction delayed, delivery mix up at airport Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI July 18, 2017 — A recent visitor survey conducted by the Tourist Board and the TCIG Department of Statistics found that beautiful beaches and ease of travel access accounted for more than 90 per cent of deciding factors for tourists when visiting TCI. Many tourists expressed dissatisfaction with souvenir shopping, taxi and rental car services and the lack of nightlife, however. The survey also found that 33 percent of tourists use recommendations from family and friends as their main source for information on the TCI. The percentage of tourists who relied solely on the Internet for travel info was 27.6 per cent. The survey was conducted in March and another survey is scheduled for August. A  Government press office release said the data serves as a resource for key players in the tourism industry to develop marketing strategies, revise services and remain competitive.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIGVisitorSurvey Hurricane Irma causes major damage and destruction in TCIlast_img read more

Three systems under watch in Atlantic Basin still in busy season

Three systems under watch in Atlantic Basin still in busy season

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 14, 2017 – Nassau – In the #AtlanticBasin, we are watching three systems, #HurricaneJose which is frighteningly close to the islands but not forecast to come our way.  Jose will weaken, then regain strength and is said to be several hundred miles east of The Bahamas and Turks and Caicos.Tropical Wave 1 is about 700 miles off the Cabo Verde Islands, with showers and thunderstorms and over the next five days there is a 40% chance that this system will become stronger.  Tropical wave 2 is just off shore at the west African coast; it is described as having disorganized showers and thunderstorm activity.    Over the next five days, there is a 30% chance this system will become stronger.#MagneticMediaNews Hurricane Irma destroys Barbuda Recommended for you Related Items:#AtlanticBasin, #HurricaneJose, #magneticmedianews Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4 Hurricane Jose not a threat, still being monitored says Bahamaslast_img read more

Khaalis Rolle Named MD of New Sterling Company

Khaalis Rolle Named MD of New Sterling Company

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 4, 2017 – Nassau – Leading real estate development financing firm Sterling Global Financial announced today it is set to launch a new advisory arm, adding a service the firm’s chairman said would bolster its strategic growth with its ability to assist clients with core services including structure, management, banking, financing, and operations.The new company, Sterling Global Advisors Ltd., will be headed by former Bahamas Minister of Investments Khaalis Rolle, a businessman and two-term chairman of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, and follows on the heels of Sterling’s launch last year of Sterling Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd.“The new advisory firm will allow the firm to consolidate and provide a more strategic focus on a component of its business which was previously viewed as value-added for existing clients,” said Sterling Chairman David Kosoy.“Sterling Global Financial has largely built its reputation and singular positioning by responding to needs for financing ranging from high end homes, commercial shopping centers, luxury condo developments, private islands and resort developments,” said Mr. Rolle, who currently serves as Sterling’s Senior Executive Vice President, and will become Managing Director of Sterling Global Advisors.“The creation of Sterling Global Advisors expands the role we serve with clients and investors by providing guidance, direction and, in some cases, operations management skills. This will allow us to take on new roles that we have the skill sets for, including advising on private placement offerings, consulting and advising governments and quasi-government entities and for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.   This will strengthen Sterling in important ways by creating a sustainable path for our continued growth through the expansion of our relationship with new and existing clients in The Bahamas, North America and beyond.”Many of the projects the firm finances or assists with financing are in The Bahamas and include ONE Cable Beach, THIRTY SIX on Paradise Island, Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Nassau, Ocean Terraces, West Bay Street, Matt Lowe’s Cay, Abaco and Sky Beach Estates, Eleuthera.   It is also funding a share of the land acquisition for a major redevelopment of an iconic neighbourhood in South Boston and is participating in a project in Ireland. In the past year, it upgraded and sold a large shopping center in central Florida.“We have been growing slowly, steadily since our founding a decade ago,” said Sterling Global Financial Chairman David Kosoy, who, though holding an advanced degree in law, has spent his life in real estate funding and development.   “Launching Sterling Global Advisors strengthens our growth potential and provides an enhanced and important role in key projects.   We are taking this strategic step now to further position Sterling to take advantage of the tremendous economic opportunities across our various business sectors.   We could not find a better person to head Sterling Global Advisors than Khaalis Rolle.”Mr. Rolle has served as Senior Executive Vice President of Sterling Global Financial since June 1, 2017.The chairman also revealed that Sterling will be making additional major announcements regarding what he termed “exciting new projects, initiatives and partnerships consistent with our medium to long term growth strategy.”The company with headquarters on East Bay Street, Nassau, has some US$9 billion under administration or asset management.   In 2016, it opened Sterling Bank & Trust (Bahamas) Ltd. and it operates one of the oldest trust companies in Cayman with worldwide clients.   It has earned numerous awards for investment returns and security of investments.Press Release: DPA News Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Hughton Decisions favored Liverpool

Hughton Decisions favored Liverpool

first_imgBrighton manager Chris Hughton felt that the bulk of decisions went Liverpool’s way in their 1-0 home defeat to the league leaders.Mo Salah converted from the spot to give Liverpool a crucial 1-0 win at Brighton after the Egyptian was judged to have been fouled by Pascal Gross.Hughton, however, had no complaints about the penalty but believes that plenty other decisions favored them.“There’s no intent and referees have a hard job, but sometimes you feel things go your way and sometimes you feel some of the decisions don’t go your way,” Hughton told Sky Sports.“I felt today it was one of those days. No malice or anything towards the referee but I thought the bulk of decisions favored Liverpool today.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“On the balance of play, I thought we deserved something.“They are such a good side and the opportunities they had were when we were trying to get back into the game and put bodies forward and made the game a bit more open. I thought we restricted them to minimal chances.“Pascal Gross’ chance [a shot in the second half] was probably as good as any of their chances.“We were always in the game and discipline was really good from the team, which it has to be because they can open you up.“In the latter part of the game we went for it a bit and showed a real intent to get back on level terms and I thought for the feel of the game that we deserved something.”last_img read more

Supporting foster youth beyond the holidays

Supporting foster youth beyond the holidays

first_imgSupporting foster youth beyond the holidays KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – During the holiday season the community came together to support the lives of hundreds of foster youth. Now that the holidays are over Promises2Kids is encouraging people to conture their support thought the year.CEO of Promises2kids, Tonya Torosian visited Good Morning San Diego to discuss the upcoming campaign “Champions for Youth.”Champions for Youth is the primary charitable program of San Diego’s PGA Tour event, The Farmers Insurance Open. Promises2Kids will not only receive 100% of the donation, but The Century Club will also match a portion of the generous gift to the children.To learn more about the campaign, or to donate, people visit https://charity.centuryclubsd.org/Promises2Kids Posted: January 7, 2019 January 7, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more