BVI Gov’t prepares for another possible active hurricane season

first_imgThe Government of the BVI has initiated a plan to get ready for what may be another active season, according to the preliminary predictions released in December 2017.According to the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), the commencement of the 2018 hurricane season is just about three months away and residents of the BVI are being asked to utilise this off-season to get their homes and businesses repaired and ready.The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from 1st June to 30th November.Director of DDM, Sharleen DaBreo while speaking about the ongoing preparations being made said that they have commenced a detailed inspection of the Emergency Shelters that were officially designated in 2017 and they are also looking at other facilities that were used during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Read more at: BVI Platinum News Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jan 27, 2020 Feb 10, 2020 Mar 27, 2020 You may be interested in… May 4, 2020 Building Disaster Resilience in Caribbean’s Culture Sector CDEMA, UNOCHA host data, information management training in… Elizabeth Riley appointed CDEMA Executive Director (Ag) BVI launches Flood-Resilient SMART Communities ProjectDecember 28, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Three flood-prone communities in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) will soon benefit from a project that will help them build resilience to that particular climate change impact. The Establishing Flood-Resilient SMART Communities through Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) Partnerships project will target the communities of Sea…December 28, 2017In “British Virgin Islands”CDB launches US$65.5M rehabilitation, reconstruction project in the British Virgin Islands[su_pullquote align=”right”]“It is time to get our livelihoods back on track. It is time for us to get on with the several projects and initiatives that are identified for each ministry in the loan agreement. And, it is time to weather proof our infrastructure and rebuild it in a way…April 12, 2018In “British Virgin Islands”WMO Hurricane Committee reviews devastating 2017 seasonThe World Meteorological Organization’s Hurricane Committee meets from 9 to 13 April to review the devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season and to discuss regional coordination and operational planning to protect lives and property in the forthcoming one. The extremely active 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the most destructive on record.…April 9, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp RFA Mounts Bay visits Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada last_img read more

Youth voices

first_img Sep 30, 2020 Maritime Webinars Coming for CARICOM Students Sep 29, 2020 Related Posts A CARICOM Youngster Excelling in the Maritime Industry CARICOM Youth Ambassadors and other participants of the Caribbean Forum for Youth, Population and Development, chatted with Communications Officer, Jascene Malcolm during the event that was held in Georgetown, Guyana, 24-26 July, 2018. Listen to their views:center_img CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Message – Caribbean… Aug 11, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Samaidy Akima, the CARICOM Youth Ambassador from Suriname, let’s get to know her!The CARICOM Secretariat recently hosted a Forum on Youth Population and Development at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown Guyana. The Forum was hosted in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), EU Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, (UNECLAC), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Commonwealth Secretariat and other…July 30, 2018In “Associate Member States”Introducing Andre Browne, Dean of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors CorpsSenior government officials from the Caribbean in the areas of population, youth and development, representatives of Caribbean youth, international organisations, civil society and academia are attending a Forum on Youth Population and Development in Georgetown, Guyana. Five of the CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) are also participating in this forum which is…July 26, 2018In “Associate Member States”Meet McAllister Hunt, Saint Lucia’s CARICOM Youth AmbassadorThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat is currently hosting a Forum on Youth Population and Development in collaboration with the UNFPA, ECLAC, the Caribbean Development Bank and other stakeholders. The Forum is being held at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown, Guyana, 24-26 July, 2018. Saint Lucia in the house! —…July 25, 2018In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

CARICOM SG holds talks with Aruba on Associate Membership

first_imgSecretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with Prime Minister of Aruba Hon Evelyn Wever-Croes on Associate Membership in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)  for the Dutch Territory. The Secretary-General will also go on to visit Curacao and St. Maarten this week. CARICOM Heads of Government earlier this year mandated the Secretary-General to begin the process of negotiations with the Dutch Territories in order to better determine their expectations of Associate Membership, and what benefits the relationship could yield for the Community. The Heads have also agreed to continue to examine the issue of an Enlargement Policy for CARICOM which currently has fifteen Full Members and five Associate Members. You may be interested in… The Netherlands flags key areas for cooperation expansion Jan 19, 2017center_img   About Aruba (l-r) Bissember, Granderson, Secretary-General, Prime Minister, Bab-Schaefer; Abath Secretary-General meets Governor H.E. Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt Deliberations in progress Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Prime Minister Hon Evelyn Wever-Croes Engagement with HE the Governor Discussing Associate Membership The Secretary-General was accompanied at his Meeting with Prime Minister Wever-Croes by Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community relations Ambassador Colin Granderson, General Counsel Dr. Corlita Babb-Schaefer, and Adviser Mr. Neville Bissember.  The Prime Minister was joined by Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs Mr Edwin Abath.  The Secretary-General also paid a courtesy call on Aruba’s Governor H.E. Juan Alfonso Boekhoudt. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… UPDATE: CARICOM proceeding with Dutch territories’ applications for associate membershipEven as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to consider the creation of an Enlargement Policy, Heads of Government have mandated the Secretary-General to begin negotiations for Associate Membership by the Dutch territories of Curacao and Aruba. During their Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting in Haiti, last week, the Heads of Government agreed that…March 6, 2018In “Antigua & Barbuda”The Netherlands flags key areas for cooperation expansionClimate change, disaster risk management, security, and sustainable development and employment, are among areas that the Kingdom of Netherlands hopes to expand cooperation with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The Netherlands’ Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Jules Bijl, signalled his Government’s intention when he presented his credentials to CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador…January 19, 2017In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG, Guadeloupe in Associate Membership talksThe Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, met on Wednesday 11 January 2015 with a delegation from Guadeloupe, which is one of five Caribbean territories which have applied for Associate Membership of CARICOM. The delegation from the Regional Council of Guadeloupe comprised – Mrs Thérèse MARIANNE-PEPIN, Président…February 12, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

TRW Automotive Elects New Board Member

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LIVONIA, MI — TRW Automotive Holdings has elected Jody Miller to the company’s board of directors. The appointment is effective on May 1, 2005 and will increase the number of TRW Automotive directors to nine. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Miller currently serves as a Venture Partner with Maveron, LLC, a position she has held since 2000. From 1995 to 1999, she worked in a variety of executive positions, including executive vice president and acting president and COO, at Americast, a digital video and interactive services partnership of Ameritech, BellSouth, GTE, SBC, SNET and The Walt Disney Company. Miller also served in the White House from 1993-1995 as Special Assistant to President Clinton, where she acted as Deputy to David Gergen, Counselor to the President. In 1995, she co-founded, and is a current board member of The National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy. To learn more about TRW, go to: _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Petoskey Plastics Announces Several Executive Appointments

first_imgPETOSKEY, MI – Petoskey Plastics announced several executive appointments this week.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCharles Donlin has joined the Petoskey Plastics sales team as sales manager on the company’s automotive aftermarket team. Donlin’s 15 years of experience in sales includes work with industrial supply and media companies that focused in part on the car dealer market. He is based in the Birmingham, MI, sales office, and is responsible for building sales of Petoskey’s automotive aftermarket products through the company’s global network of distributors.Darrell Hill (not pictured) has joined Petoskey Plastics as production shift manager at its Morristown, TN, facility. A U.S. Army veteran, Hill brings an extensive background in blown film extrusion, manufacturing and shipping to his new position.Nancy Cole (not pictured) has been named office assistant at the company headquarters in Petoskey, MI. She will handle direct customer contact and work in administrative support roles. Cole’s previous experience includes banking, resort and education. She earned a BS in business administration from Bob Jones University.Andrea Jurasek has joined Petoskey Plastics as sales representative in the original equipment manufacturing market segment. She is based in the Birmingham, MI, sales office, and is responsible for growing sales of Petoskey’s OEM products. Jurasek brings substantial OEM experience to her new position. She holds a business administration degree from Spring Arbor College.Karen Stolpmann (not pictured) has joined Petoskey Plastics as a materials coordinator, supporting the OEM market segment. Stolpmann has a strong background in shipping and receiving, customer service and information technology. She holds a bachelor of science degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University.AdvertisementFor more information about Petoskey Plastics, visit: read more

Udall, Heinrich, Torres Small Announce $750,000 To NMSU To Develop Clean Energy Workforce

first_imgThe I-CREW program will focus on accelerating clean energy technology and developing a statewide clean energy workforce. “The transition to clean energy represents our greatest opportunity to create thousands of new jobs all across New Mexico — particularly in our rural communities,” Heinrich said. “Wind technician and solar installer are already two of the fastest growing jobs in the nation. It is critical that our state put real resources into training our workers for these clean energy jobs. I am proud that New Mexico State University is playing a leading role in preparing our state’s workers to meet our climate goals and compete for rapidly growing fields in the clean energy economy.” WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $750,000 to New Mexico State University’s (NMSU) College of Engineering to create the Innovation and Commercialization for Regional Energy Workforce (I-CREW). CONGRESSIONAL News:center_img “This funding will harness New Mexico’s unique strengths as a state to foster innovation, diversify our economy, and create good-paying jobs in clean energy,” Udall said. “The I-CREW program leverages our state-of-the-art national labs, abundance of renewable resources, and strong commitment to fighting the climate crisis toward developing critical clean energy technologies while creating good jobs. As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I’ll keep fighting for the resources we need to build a clean energy economy – and the workforce of the future.”  “The funding for NMSU’s I-CREW program will be crucial in helping create and retain good-paying jobs, enhance commercialization and innovation, and support entrepreneurship in New Mexico’s clean energy sector. I look forward to our continued partnership,” Torres Small said.last_img read more

Fr. Glenn: Caring For Lazarus

first_imgBy Fr. Glenn JonesFirst responders might find it interesting (hopefully edifying) to know that today (September 29) is the annual Catholic day for the commemoration of the archangels mentioned in scripture:  Michael, Gabriel and (in the Catholic and Orthodox scriptures) Raphael. Michael, of course, figures prominently in the book of Revelation as leader of angels in the depiction of the defeat of “the dragon” (Satan). Gabriel is in the Gospel of Luke and the prophet Daniel. And, finally, Raphael is a primary character in the book of Tobit. Whenever you see a depiction of an archangel, recognize Michael recognized by his sword, Gabriel by a scroll or book (he proclaimed the conception of John the Baptist and Jesus in Luke 1), and Raphael by a fish (you’ll have to read the text; it’s a really good short story and moral read anyway!)Michael, of course, is a good example for law enforcement and military—those for whom “the sword” is an instrument when necessary in fighting evil and protecting the innocent. Gabriel is a patron saint of messengers. And, finally, Raphael is a patron saint for EMS, nurses and doctors, because in the book of Tobit, he was instrumental in curing the man Tobit. He’s also a patron saint of the blind and matchmakers; read the story to find out why.So, you first responders and military: know that you are in our Catholic hearts and prayers this weekend. May God keep and bless you all. And thank you for your dedicated service! Speaking of service to others, at our Catholic Mass this weekend we had that very striking parable of Jesus of the rich man and poor Lazarus of Luke 16. For the unacquainted, the parable is of a wealthy man who ignores a beggar on his doorstep, with even dogs showing poor Lazarus greater compassion. The rich man subsequently suffers condemnation in the afterlife for his lack of charity.Well, one of Jesus’ morals in this parable is quite clear: regard the plight of those in real need and assist them, because we are called to account for our life and how we used gifts given us.Now, disciples of Christ know that what is given us is not given to us alone, but rather for us to aid those who are without, because as Jesus says in Matthew 25: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40) … just as He also warns: “Truly, I say to you, as you did it not to one of the least of these, you did it not to me.” (Matthew 25:45) … telling us to cultivate a compassionate heart, and to avoid weaving a cocoon of self-absorption and self-interest. We also read from the prophet Amos, who wrote when the nation of Israel was split into two separate kingdoms—to the north Israel, and to the south, Judah. The people in the northern kingdom had abandoned proper worship of God and were disobedient to God’s law, and Amos condemns its leaders for this. But Amos today also excoriates the people of the southern kingdom of Judah for complacency and living luxuriously, caring little about the moral collapse of their northern kinsmen: “Woe to the complacent in Zion! / Lying upon beds of ivory, stretched comfortably on their couches…They drink wine from bowls [another translation is “they drink bowlfuls of wine”] and anoint themselves with the best oils; yet they are not made ill by the collapse of [Israel]!” What Amos condemns in the large scale, Jesus applies to every person:  that to live in luxury and yet have little concern for others is unjust at very best.Like the Israelites in Amos’ time, we, too, become o’er comfortable, forgetting that God has provided not solely for ourselves, but to aid others. Wealth is in reality a test for us, not laurels to lay upon; they bring with them divine obligation. This is why Christ and the apostles remind us constantly in the New Testament that we are simply stewards of the blessings we receive, for Jesus tells us: “Every one to whom much is given, of him will much be required…” (Luke 12:48) … and what we spend in earthly self-absorption is essentially wasted: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven…” (Matthew 6:19-20) Death is that insatiable and inevitable thief of earthly treasure, and if we have not charity, we have nothing. If we have not charity we are nothing.The rich … the poor … equal in God’s eyes … each made in His image. Each His child. And so … will one dare to call himself “better” in God’s eyes simply because he/she is richer, smarter, more beautiful, more popular? These are not God’s standards, but ours; charity is God’s standard. Upon whom, then, will God’s greater compassion fall—the rich, or the poor? … and the rich who help the poor. We love and admire St. Francis in his charity to the point of poverty … and yet, how few of us seek to imitate him. But isn’t that which is admirable worth imitating? St. Francis, who himself imitated Christ who had no place to even lay His head? (Matthew 8:20)And so … the brother/sister with much must assist the brother/sister with little, just as you would expect your own children to have concern for one another. Let simplicity be our guide for living, so that we are prepared to aid others with our excess, remembering St. Paul’s famous phrase: “…those who desire to be rich fall into temptation…For the love of money is the root of all evils…” (1 Timothy 6:7-10)And as Jesus fed the hungry, healed and visited the sick, had compassion on those in misery, forgave others, and loved God before all else … so will His true disciples also do.Rev. Glenn Jones is the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and former pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.last_img read more

Scenes From ‘Curie Me Away’ Matheatre

first_imgThe Bradbury Science Museum presented the internationally touring musical based on the science, life and discoveries of Marie Curie in its New Mexico premiere Friday evening at Fuller Lodge. From growing up in Russian occupied Poland, where the higher education of women was a punishable crime, to rocking the world as the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, Curie Me Away! is the radical story of a persistent woman who changed our understanding of the universe. The historically based narrative and original songs underscore core chemistry concepts including compounds and reactions, groupings on the periodic table, transmutation and radioactive half-life. Courtesy photoScene from the puppet show that was part of the ‘Curie Me Away’ Matheatre Friday at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photolast_img read more

Pajarito And Sipapu Close Due To COVID-19 Concerns

first_imgPajarito Mountain is closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ski season. Courtesy/PajaritoSKI News:VADITO – Pajarito Mountain and Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 ski season effective today at the recommendation of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “We are skiers at heart and today’s decision was a difficult one for all of us,” said James Coleman, a managing partner of Sipapu and Pajarito. “While many of our employees and customers wanted us to remain open, their health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance to us. We’ve decided to move forward with the Governor’s recommendation to end ski operations due to larger concerns for the wellbeing of our communities and the State of New Mexico as a whole.”Sipapu guests with existing reservations through April 12 may rebook their trip at their convenience by emailing [email protected] Guests who need a prepaid lift ticket refund can request directly through the resorts at [email protected] or [email protected], ski respectively. More information on refunds and rebookings can be found at the resort websites, and read more