Jul 4, 2015 COMMUNIQUÉ Continue to be voices of the vulnerable – UN SG tells… Jul 1, 2018 #AskSG876 about role of youth in advancing Single Market Jul 5, 2015 You may be interested in… His Excellency President David Granger addresses the opening ceremony of the 36th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting .[su_pullquote]”We are committed to continue the process of actualising the aspirations of our visionary founders to bring real independence, real integration and real happiness to our peoples.” – President David Granger [/su_pullquote]The virtues and values of national independence and Regional integration, which inspired the founding fathers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) were as relevant now as they were then, and would continue as a guide for generations to come, His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana said Thursday 2 July, 2015 In his address at the opening of the 36th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in Bridgetown, Barbados, the President traced the history of the integration movement and underscored Guyana’s commitment to “this great regional project”. Jul 3, 2015 Montserrat continues steps towards full implementation of… It was right here that it all started. Fifty years ago on 4th July, 1965, Antigua’s Vere Bird, Barbados’s Errol Barrow and Guyana’s Forbes Burnham — three busy ‘Bs’ — met here in Bridgetown. Their intuition and initiative led, five months later, to Dickenson Bay which led to the establishment of the Caribbean Free Trade Association which in turn led to Chaguaramas and the creation of the Caribbean Community on 4th July 1973. The rest is history.None of the three countries was as yet Independent in 1965 but the Premiers knew the value of Independence. None belonged to any formal federation, but they understood the need for integration. Here we are today, their heirs and successors, with a mandate, a mission, to preserve that ‘independence’ and protect that ‘integration’ against the danger of domination and disintegration. Read the Address by H.E. David Arthur Granger (Opening 36th Heads of Government Conference) Bds. The CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting is being held under the theme Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies. It concludes on Saturday 4 July. 2015 PR1062015 – Address by H.E. David Arthur Granger (Opening 36th Heads of Government Conference) Bds. (b) Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Expedite full implementation of CSME – CARICOM Chairman[su_pullquote align=”right”]”The CSME must not be allowed to become a victim of equivocation and procrastination.”- CARICOM Chairman, President David Granger[/su_pullquote]The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) must expedite the full implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). This was the charge President of Guyana, His Excellency David Granger, issued to Heads…February 16, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Spirit of Chaguaramas inspires us to intensify regional integration – President Granger[su_pullquote align=”right”]”The ‘Spirit of Chaguaramas’ is not the ghost or ‘jumbie’ of a dead project. It is the vital breath of life that inspires us to intensify regional integration.” – CARICOM Chairman, President David Granger[/su_pullquote] Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) His Excellency…February 16, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”President of Guyana confers Order of Roraima on Barbados Prime Minister(Guyana Chronicle) As a part of Guyana’s 50th Republic Anniversary celebrations, President David Granger on Monday conferred the country’s second highest national award, the Order of Roraima, on Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, for her outstanding contribution to the Region. In brief remarks at the start of the…February 4, 2020In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp
Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 9, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 Aug 10, 2020 Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Oct 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) host, Shamkoe Pilé, shows us highlights from this year’s regional arts festival, CARIFESTA XIII. Enjoy! CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022
The new President was sworn in at a ceremony in Montego Bay, Jamaica, on 4 July, 2018, ahead of the Thirty-Ninth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. The Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) in 1975 and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad & Tobago in 1977. In 2005, Mr. Justice Saunders was among the first cohort of judges to join the CCJ bench before being elevated to President. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Mar 31, 2020 CCJ Rules Guyana Court of Appeal’s Judgement, Chief… CCJ Doors Closed Due to COVID-19, E-Filing, Library Queries… CCJ’S new President to be honoured with special sitting(Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will be honoured with the first of two Special Sittings of the Court. The first Special Sitting will be held on Friday, 13 July, 2018, at…July 12, 2018In “CARICOM”Change in Leadership at the CCJ on 4 JulyPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) On July 4th, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will see a change in leadership from the Rt. Hon. Sir Dennis Byron to the CCJ’s 3rd President, the Hon. Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders. The transition will take place as…July 3, 2018In “CARICOM”Special Sitting highlights CCJ’S successes, new presidentPort-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 13 July, 2018 (Caribbean Court of Justice Press Release) In what was noted by a few speakers as being held on an interesting date, the Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice(CCJ), was honoured at a Special Sitting of the Court…July 13, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), will be honoured on Friday 20 July, 2018,with a Special Sitting his home country of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The Special Sitting will be streamed live on the Court’s website, www.ccj.org. The Special Sitting on Friday is the second accorded Justice Saunders. The first was held on 13 July at the CCJ’s headquarters in Trinidad and Tobago. CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week New CCJ President Hon. Justice Saunders shows signed oath of office in the presence of Jamaica’s Governor General. pic.twitter.com/pN0ie5d8XQ— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) July 4, 2018 Jul 9, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Related Posts
At a meeting of ten countries from the English-speaking Caribbean region convened at St. George’s University in Grenada, UNDP’s Damiano Borgogno delivered a call to action. Read more at: UNFCCC Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Japan, UNDP kick start US$15M Caribbean Climate Change Project(UNDP, 28 January, 2016) – The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a US$15 million Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP) today, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and to drive efforts to limit the temperature…January 28, 2016In “Belize”Is Pan Caribbean Climate Action Partnership the answer to building resilience?Consolidating the building blocks at the Regional level Country initiatives as potential models for regional action How will the Caribbean proceed The Need for Community Engagement What will it cost (Global Frontier Advisory and Development Services (GOFAD), 20 September) In our Blog (of September 9), we provided a sketch…September 23, 2019In “CARICOM”Caribbean health ministers discussing new system in face of climate change(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…October 17, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp UN Climate Change News, 21 February 2019 – Measuring, reporting and verifying climate action under the Paris Climate Change Agreement is being strengthened in the Caribbean region with the help of a new hub, with support from UN Climate Change. This month, a Caribbean Measurement, Reporting and Verification “MRV” Hub was formally launched, a unique collaborative technical institution where countries in the region can share expertise to foster regional excellence and generate stronger policy-relevant carbon accounting. The MRV Hub provides a mechanism through which country experts will function as a true learning, mentoring and resource-sharing technical cooperative Oct 7, 2020 Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… You may be interested in… Sep 3, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Sep 4, 2020
Sep 9, 2020 Sep 28, 2020 You may be interested in… CDB to Lend US$70M to The Bahamas and Saint Lucia,… High-level conference to mobilize resources for hurricane-ravaged CARICOM States coming in NovemberThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will hold a High-level Donor Conference on 20-21 November at UN Headquarters in New York to mobilise international resources for its Members devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. This initiative is aimed at rebuilding the devastated Members…October 28, 2017In “Anguilla”CARICOM, UN Chiefs, Heads of Government call for support to build back better in CaribbeanNew York, 15 November 2017 – After two back-to-back category five hurricanes swept across the Caribbean two months ago cutting a swathe of destruction, taking lives and impacting livelihoods, recovery costs are estimated at over US$3billion. In some of the most impacted island states recovery needs are equivalent to over…November 17, 2017In “General”Looking back on the nightmare called MariaToday, we take a look back at the Category Five hurricane, Maria, that roared through Dominica on the night of 18 September, one year ago. For hours from about 9:00 pm on 18 September, 2017, the winds, ripping through at more than 160 miles per hour, lashed the island…September 18, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Hurricane Warning Declared as Tropical Storm Nana Approaches… Sep 29, 2020 Finance Ministers Meet to Refine ‘Single Ambitious Menu’ for… OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… Two short years ago, the Prime Minister stood the the very same UN Chamber and declared an ‘international humanitarian emergency’ in Dominica, after an indirect strike by the Category 5 Hurricane Irma, followed a mere two weeks later, by a direct strike from the Category 5 Hurricane Maria- one of the most powerful storm systems ever recorded. According to him, the hurricane literally reduced homes, schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, general infrastructure and Dominica’s economy to rubble. “In the space of a few hours, Maria wiped out 225% of Dominica’s GDP.” Skerrit stated. Read more at: Dominica News Online Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 2, 2020 “Dominica has defied the odds and we are on a clear growth trajectory. Our national recovery has been led by the resilient and resourceful people of Dominica at home and abroad who were determined not to be defeated by the mighty forces of nature.” – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has said that Dominica has defied the odds and is on a clear growth trajectory Post Hurricane Maria. He made that statement while addressing a high level meeting on Climate and Sustainability Development held at the United Nations in New York.
“This initiative is directly aligned to the commitment to adopt a Community Investment Policy for CARICOM States, which, among other things, addresses the modernization of the role of public authorities, to improve investment facilitation procedures.” – Ms. Evelyn Wayne, Director of Economic Policy and Development, CARICOM Secretariat Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA), has set its sight on improving the business climate in the Caribbean with a focus on strengthening the procedures to start a business in the Region. The Agencies convened a two-day workshop at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel in Barbados from 9-10th April 2019, to discuss the region’s business climate. Caribbean fashion designs set Niger ablaze You may be interested in… Mar 29, 2019 New permanent logo coming soon for CARIFESTA Apr 17, 2020 “Our focus will be 3-fold,” notes Suzette Hudson, Snr. Advisor of Investment promotion at Caribbean Export. “We want to assess the current procedures, cost and time to start a business in the Caribbean, guided by the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report, review global best practices with a focus on Jamaica and finally, develop action plans or next steps for that will be implemented in the near-term.” Jamaica ranks among the top 10 in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report for Starting a Business. “It is hoped that in the future we can continue to work with CAIPA to tackle other hurdles that are negatively affecting or may negatively affect the attraction of investment into the Caribbean.” Read more at: Carib Export Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 21, 2019 Talking Exports: How Caribbean Export Will Support Region’s… Jun 25, 2019 SMEs Urged To Leverage CARIFORUM-EU EPA Share this on WhatsApp
INDIANAPOLIS — John Lewis, who has nearly 15 years of experience with both the Indy Racing League and Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will expand his current duties to include the league’s marketing initiatives. Lewis has been named vice president, marketing and league development for the Indy Racing League. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Since 2006, Lewis has served as vice president, league development where he served as a liaison to all tracks, was responsible for developing the IndyCar Series and Indy Pro Series schedule, served as an internal liaison between the League’s operations and business affairs units while also responsible for planning and implementation of all operational procedures and the League’s budget. “We’ve watched John develop from the beginning, starting with facilities work at the (Indianapolis Motor) Speedway right out of college to becoming an effective executive with the Indy Racing League,” said Brian Barnhart, president, competition and operations for the Indy Racing League. “His new role is well-deserved, and I am confident he will continue to do great work for the League and all of its constituents.” In his expanded role, Lewis will also be responsible for the marketing staff and implementation of the Indy Racing League’s brand positioning and ensure activities within the League support the positioning. In addition, Lewis will work with League partners to develop customized synergistic promotional programs to leverage the collective assets while providing leadership for department functions including brand marketing, driver marketing, consumer marketing, event marketing, licensing and retail operations. Advertisement “John has been a loyal, enthusiastic and integral employee dating back to before the Indy Racing League was even formed,” said Terry Angstadt, president of the sanctioning body’s commercial division. “He brings a passion to the sport, and he wants to see the IndyCar Series grow. We look forward to him enhancing our marketing initiatives.” Lewis will work with the League’s various departments to develop marketing and strategic initiatives for business development, television production, broadcast relations, public relations and operations groups. “I am eager for the opportunity to promote the sport to current and potential fans,” Lewis said. “I look forward to working with all of our drivers, teams, tracks and partners to develop marketing strategies and programs that will enhance the value of the League for all of our constituents.” Lewis joined the Indy Racing League full-time in 2001 as director of operations after serving previously at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in various track management roles. He graduated from Ball State University in 1994 with a degree in sports administration and a minor in business with a focus on economics. He and his wife Kristin reside in Indianapolis and are the parents of a daughter, Taylor, and are expecting their second child later this year.
DeMoulpied 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. 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. ORLANDO, Fla. — Vehicle Inspection Systems announced several new appointments to better serve its customers and market throughout North America. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mark Keegans has been named National Sales Manager for the United States and Canada. The following Regional Managers for the United States have been named: Jeff Sparks, Northeast; Jim Arnett Southeast/Midwest; Rusty Miles, Southwest; Travis Lark, Northwest and California. Additionally, Brian Courchesne has been named Regional Manager in Canada, and is based out of Toronto, Ontario. Regional Managers are responsible for the VIS product line which includes VIS-Check, a diagnostic system for brake and undercarriage issues; VIS-Polish, a robotic polisher for aluminum wheels; VIS-Nitro, which maintains tire inflation and improves tire life; and VIS-Lift, a mobile column vehicle lift system which is easily deployed and stored to fit into your shop’s workspace. General inquiries can be directed to 1-866-847-8721 or www.VISCheck.net.,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 MoreAdvertisement 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
TROY, Mich. – Meritor Inc. has appointed Carl Anderson to the position of vice president and treasurer. In this position, Anderson reports directly to Jay Craig, senior vice president and CFO. Anderson will be responsible for treasury, tax and corporate development. Previously, he served as assistant treasurer for Meritor. He has been with the company for nearly six years. Prior to joining Meritor, he spent close to 10 years in a variety of finance and treasury roles with GMAC. “Carl’s extensive financial background and experience in treasury, tax and corporate development activities make him the perfect candidate for this position,” said Craig. “Carl has brought significant value to the team in the past several years and has proven to be a very effective finance leader.” Anderson has an MBA in Finance from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. Mary Lehmann, formerly Meritor’s senior vice president, treasury, tax, corporate development and strategy, communications and investor relations, has elected to accept an opportunity outside the company following eight years with Meritor. Lehmann played an instrumental role in the transformation of Meritor over the past several years. Meritor’s Corporate Strategy, Communications and Investor Relations functions will now report directly to Craig. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 MoreAdvertisement 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. 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 DeMoulpied 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.
Tales of Our TimesBy JOHN BARTLITNew Mexico Citizensfor Clean Air & WaterRecall Our Joshua Chamberlains In The Building Of Our NationEvery Fourth of July is a special day for recalling people of all walks who have moved our nation forward from the times of its origin to today.The holiday known for its brass bands and fireworks is also time to weigh the grimmer work of patriotism. The words of our time grow less civil each year: Partisan vitriol smokes the air as would rifle shots at Gettysburg. History leaves clues.The Civil War of 1861-1865 is rich with lessons for our time. Much can be learned from the leadership of army volunteer Joshua L. Chamberlain of Maine, who rose to the rank of general in the Union Army.Chamberlain, as did President Lincoln, had a keen sense of the larger view. His brand of patriotism recognized that nations are of many parts. There are times to fortify aspects and times to pull them back together. He led accordingly.Assemble the parts. Then-Colonel Joshua Chamberlain led the 20th Maine Regiment at Gettysburg. His men of the 20th Maine stood at the Union’s left flank at Little Round Top. Chamberlain’s biography tells of his heroic will and skills that held the crucial left flank against the enemy onslaught in that epic battle. For his prowess at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.In all, Chamberlain fought in 20 battles and numerous skirmishes, was cited for bravery four times, had six horses shot from under him and was wounded six times.He showed his skill and bravery again in the surrender parade at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.On the morning of April 9, 1865, Chamberlain learned of Lee’s decision to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia when a confederate staff officer approached him under a flag of truce. “Sir,” he reported to Chamberlain, “I am from General John Gordon. General Lee desires a cessation of hostilities until he can hear from General Grant as to the proposed surrender.”The next day, Chamberlain was summoned to Union headquarters where he was told he had been selected to preside over the parade of the Confederate infantry as part of their formal surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 12. Thus Chamberlain was responsible for one of the most poignant scenes of the Civil War.As the Confederate soldiers marched down the road to surrender their arms and colors, Chamberlain, on his own initiative, ordered his men to come to attention and “carry arms” as a show of respect.What happened next is described in Chamberlain’s written account, “The Passing of the Armies”:Gordon, at the head of the marching column, outdoes us in courtesy. He was riding with downcast eyes and more than pensive look; but at this clatter of arms he raises his eyes and instantly catching the significance, wheels his horse with that superb grace of which he is master, drops the point of his sword to his stirrup, gives a command, at which the great Confederate ensign following him is dipped and his decimated brigades, as they reach our right, respond to the ‘carry.’ All the while on our part not a sound of trumpet or drum, not a cheer, not a word nor motion of man, but awful stillness as if it were the passing of the dead.Chamberlain’s salute to the Confederate soldiers was unpopular with many in the North, but he defended his action in his memoirs. After the war, Chamberlain entered politics and four times was elected governor of Maine. He later was president of Bowdoin College.Pressing needs wait to be filled in today’s civil war of growing divides and bitter replies. Our great need is a glint of a Joshua Chamberlain and John Gordon. Not one alone, but both.Imagine six horses being shot from under you. Imagine six wounds by gunshot. Imagine raising a salute of arms to your countrymen who caused your losses. Imagine building our nation with such a profound regard for it.