Trinidadians Seeking Business Opportunities in Jamaica

first_img(Jamaica Information Service) A business delegation from Trinidad and Tobago is in the island for a four-day trade mission from February 5 to 8. The team, being hosted by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce, represents 10 companies involved in various sectors. These are construction, architectural services, food and beverage, agro-chemical, consumer and household products, software development, marketing and advertising. They will be meeting with members of public- and private-sector entities, as well as potential business partners, over the course of the visit. 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, who addressed the opening session of the trade mission at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (February 6), noted the commitment of the Governments of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to increase opportunities for trade within the Region. She noted that the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME), set up to facilitate the free movement of skills and capital, has the capacity to “stimulate greater production, greater competitiveness, high levels of domestic and foreign investments as well as increase employment and growth of intra- and inter-regional trade”. Read more at: Jamaica Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies Oct 2, 2020 Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Jamaica Signs and Ratifies Amendment to CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) AgreementCDF, Bridgetown, Barbados, 21 Feb. 2017:   Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, signed and ratified on behalf of Jamaica the Amendment to Annex III of the Agreement Relating to the Operation of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) on the occasion…February 21, 2017In “CARICOM”Jamaican/Caribbean private sector scores low on international trade coordinationBy Elizabeth Morgan The private sector is supposed to be the engine of economic growth in most countries and is supposed to play a key role in the export of goods and services, especially in small, open developing economies such as Jamaica and its partners in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).…February 5, 2019In “Jamaica”CARICOM, CSME feature in 2017 priorities – Jamaica Foreign MinisterPress Conference Statement by Senator the Honourable Kamina Johnson Smith Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade   [su_pullquote align=”right”]”I am also particularly pleased therefore to use this opportunity to formally launch the first in a series of 3 flyers on the CSME. I hold in my hand the flyer…January 11, 2017In “General”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Aug 10, 2020 CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Aug 25, 2020 You may be interested in… Oct 1, 2020last_img read more

CDB projects 4.5% growth for Grenada in 2019 – CARICOM Business News

first_img Sep 7, 2020 Guyana Waives Banking Fees for Rest of 2020 – CARICOM… Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act gets US Senate nod… Oct 12, 2020 LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… Imbert: Taxes Removed on Computers, Laptops, Tablets –… You may be interested in… Aug 25, 2020 Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business, March 15, 2019 CARICOM Business, March 15, 2019 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 5, 2020 Grenada minimum pension – 70% of last salary – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business, January 18, 2019January 21, 2019In “Business”Grenada now a main shareholder in LIAT – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 10 May 2019May 13, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Grenada maintains record breaking tourism performance – CARICOM Business NewsPlease see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 24 August, 2018August 27, 2018In “Business”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

You Don’t Need A Lot of Money to Start a Business – Dr. Hilary Brown

first_img CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Youth in Belize participating in a workshop in which they are being taught about entrepreneurship were encouraged to make the effort to start a business even if it is with a small amount of funding. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 CARICOM Secretariat’s skills training targets youth in JamaicaAs the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat continues to work with Member States, regional and international stakeholders on improving citizen security, it is moving apace with initiatives to address youth unemployment and recidivism. Two workshops with this purpose are being conducted in Kingston, Jamaica from 7-11 October 2019, at the Medallion…October 7, 2019In “Business”CARICOM Secretariat using entrepreneurship training as restorative justice tool  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is giving new life to the Declaration of Paramaribo on the Future of Youth in CARICOM issued by Heads of Government in January 2010, and the Report of the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development of the same year.Both identified entrepreneurial development as a priority for…October 9, 2019In “Business”New Phase of CEBO Youth Entrepreneurship Programme Begins in BelizeThe first of a new phase of the CEBO entrepreneurial workshops for youth began in Belize on Tuesday. The seminar is being held at the Department of Youth Service and is being facilitated by Regional CEBO Consultant, Mr. Richard Berwick. The objective of the CEBO (Creativity for Employment and Business…October 2, 2019In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Oct 16, 2020center_img CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Related Posts Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Hilary Brown, told the participants that they did not need a lot of money to start a business. She explained that they could start small and still become successful. She was speaking at an opening ceremony for the third Creativity for Employment and Business Opportunity (CEBO) project being hosted in Belize within the last month. The first workshop was a Training of Trainers to assist in subsequent trainings, the second workshop targeted involuntary migrants, and the final workshop, which will conclude on Saturday, focuses on young people aged 16-29. The objective of CEBO is to engage, inspire and create entrepreneurial interest and action among young CARICOM nationals as a means of addressing challenges such as youth unemployment, drug abuse and criminal activity especially among young people.   Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hilary Brown Participants at the Workshop Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hilary Brown and Alternate CARICOM Youth Ambassador for Belize Dominique Noralez A section of the audience at the training session Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Hilary Brown, Alternate CARICOM Youth Ambassador for Belize Dominique Noralez and Director of Youth Belize, Allison McKenzie Standing for the Belize National Anthem and CARICOM Song Standing for the Belize National Anthem and CARICOM Song Standing for the Belize National Anthem and CARICOM Song Adrienne Young, Youth Officer shares her experience being a CEBO Training of Trainers participant Communications Officer at the Department of Youth Services, Aida Escobar (right) was the MC Dr. Brown said that there had been numerous successes with the Programme. She said there had been many young persons who had gone on to develop businesses in spa products, agri-business and cultural products. She told participants that some of the CARICOM Member States had adopted the CEBO model and methodology and had continued to implement CEBO after being introduced to the model. She also remarked on the impact of the programme on those who had experienced it. “What has made us all very encouraged by doing this programme is that so many of our participants have told us that CEBO was a life-changing experience for them, that it gave them hope, it gave them a second chance and it helped them to look at business in a new light,” Dr. Brown stated. Youth Officer in the Belize Department of Youth Services, Adrienne Young, who participated in the Training of Trainers workshop held two weeks prior, spoke about her experience with the programme. She outlined that it gave participants the hands on experience of planning and budgeting so that they were better equipped to start a business. She said it also gave them the opportunity to learn and execute and had allowed them to cultivate with new and innovative ideas. “CEBO in Belize has shown us that there are more creative ways that we can allow young people to explore their potential, explore what they are capable of and learn new skills that they didn’t know that they had,” she said. Alternate CARICOM Youth Ambassador for Belize, Dominique Noralez, in her remarks, encouraged the beneficiaries to take up space and challenge themselves to grow. She also used the opportunity to thank the CARICOM Secretariat for pioneering a project that, according to her, had been blazing trails across the Region. CEBO was developed in 2011-2012, through a partnership among the CARICOM Secretariat and stakeholders from the Region, to develop a CARICOM entrepreneurship project. So far, 13 Member States have benefited from the programme, including Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Under this current phase, two countries, Barbados and Haiti have been added to the list. This project is being implemented through the CARIFORUM Crime and Security Programme which has three components: drug demand and supply reduction; crime and violence prevention and social development; and capacity-building of law enforcement and security agencies and enhanced cooperation with Third States. Funding has been given by the European Union under the Tenth European Development Fund. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC last_img read more

Obituary: Cecil E. Bingham April 23, 1923 – June 7, 2019

first_imgCECIL E. BINGHAM April 23, 1923 – June 7, 2019Cecil E. Bingham, 96 years old, died June 7, 2019.He was born on April 23, 1923 on the family farm near Woden in Bingham Township, Hancock County, Iowa. His parents were Oliver C. and Cora Fisher Bingham. Cecil attended rural school for six years at Bingham Township No. 4 and graduated high school in 1941 at Britt High School.In 1941 the family moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cecil enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and was honorably discharged as Boatswains Mate First Class on June 20, 1946. He served at Coast Guard stations in Washington, Oregon, California and Puerto Rico including a period as Light House Keeper on the Farallon Islands 30 miles offshore of San Francisco. He served on the U. S. Cutter “Bobcat” W766, a patrol craft, USS Pol, an anti-submarine patrol ship and two years in the North and South Pacific on a supply ship, the USS Eridanus AK92, from New Guinea to the Philippines.  He earned a battle star in the Solomon Island Campaign at Bougainville and the Philippine Liberation medal in the reconquest of the islands. He was very proud of his military service.After his military service he attended the University of New Mexico. He graduated in 1951 with a bachelor of science in Civil Engineering. During his career as an engineer he worked for the California Highway Department, the Atomic Energy Commission (later becoming the Department of Energy), in Los Alamos, New Mexico and St. Petersburg, Florida.He retired from government service in 1979, as DOE Assistant Area Manager for Engineering in Los Alamos. After retirement he worked for four different architectural and engineering firms over a period of 15 years. He worked for the Santa Fe Opera as their Owner Representative and Engineer for four years during the design and remodeling of the opera completed in 1998.In Los Alamos he worked with the Boy Scouts and served on County committees dealing with water supply issues and decisions leading to the building of a new County Building. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874 where he held several offices including Senior Vice Commander.Cecil is survived by his sons Steven Bingham (Mary) of Colorado Springs, CO, Jeffrey and Daniel Bingham of Los Alamos, NM; brother, Roger Bingham (Belen) of Oxnard, CA; stepsons David Mathews (Marilyn) of Kerrville, TX, Lloyd Mathews (Diane) of Houston Texas; step daughter Linda Slater (Guy) of Albuquerque, NM; four grandsons, three granddaughters and  10 great grandchildren. Also by many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his second wife, Mary Mathews Bingham, his first wife Sally Bingham Sawyer; his parents, three brothers and two sisters; his son Michael Bingham.Cecil was interred with military honors in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Donations may be made to the United States Coast Guard Foundation.last_img read more

LAPS Board Candidate Hosts ‘Sit & Meet’ Tuesday

first_imgThe community is invited to join Bernstein and get answers to questions and concerns about LAPS and find out more about her unique teacher approach to facilitate Board decisions for 21st Century students. POLITICAL News: Christine Bernstein, a teacher at Pojoaque High School and Los Alamos resident running for School Board in Dist. 3 (Aspen) is hosting a “sit & meet” with residents 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at Starbucks on Central Ave. center_img Christine Bernsteinlast_img

State Film Office Names Carrie Wells Deputy Director

first_imgCarrie Wells NMFO News: SANTA FE — Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes has announced that Carrie Wells has been named deputy director of the New Mexico Film Office. “I am honored to take on this new position and am dedicated to expanding on the previous successes of the New Mexico Film Office,” Wells said. “New Mexico is my home and to be a part of what makes this state great is a true privilege.” Wells and her partner of 16 years, Eli, are the proud parents of three very good Chihuahuas; Olive, Ruby, and Papi Chulo. She enjoys camping, kayaking, traveling, and all other adventures life has to offer, great and small.   Wells has received awards for service from former Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez and Richard Berry, as well as Police Chief Gordon Eden. During her tenure at the Albuquerque Film Office, the office received the Location Managers Guild Award for Best Film Office in the world and was mentioned as one of the reasons Albuquerque was named one of the “Top Ten Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker” by MovieMaker magazine almost every year of the 14 she served there. “The New Mexico Film Office is reorganizing to be more accountable with its data,” Cabinet Secretary Keyes said. “After working with Carrie at the Albuquerque Film Office and bringing her over to EDD, I know she is the right person to get the job done so we can better serve taxpayers and the Legislature.” Wells worked in the Albuquerque Film Office, a Division of the City of Albuquerque Economic Development, for 14 years before moving to the State Economic Development Department in March 2019, where she served as special projects coordinator. But with changes at the Film Office, Keyes said her knowledge and attention to detail was needed there, and Wells was transferred to the Office on an interim basis over the summer.last_img read more

Community Invited To Participate In COVID-19 Poster Contest

first_imgCourtesy imageCOMMUNITY NEWS:Los Alamos Museum of Art (LAMOA) and The Los Alamos Historical Society are sponsoring a COVID-19 Poster Contest.The first-place winner will earn $300, second place will receive $150 and the third-place winner will earn $100. There also will be a kids’ category for ages 5-14. They will have a chance to win $50.Los Alamos and White Rock artists are invited to get creative with their digital and traditional media. Winning images will be made into posters for display in the local community. Selected works will be used as part of each museum’s online gallery.Digital Submissions should be scalable or high resolution for reproduction. Each submitter grants LAMOA and the Los Alamos Historical Society rights for unrestricted use of the artwork. A photograph of traditional and non-traditional artwork may be submitted. Submissions due by May 9.Send participant’s name, contact information, title of work submitted, a brief explanation of the work, and any other questions to: [email protected]last_img read more

Scenes Of Accident At Bottom Of Main Hill Road Today

first_imgLos Alamos Firefighters this afternoon at the scene of the crash near the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Scene at the crash site. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com NMDOT crews replacing a guard rail over the hole in the barrier left by the accident. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com The force of the collision broke out a large section of the Jersey Barrier. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comcenter_img Firefighters douse the vehicle with foam. The driver was walking around after the accident but was transported to the hospital to get checked out. It’s not yet known whether alcohol and/or drugs were a factor or if citations have been issued. Courtesy photo Scene of a one-vehicle accident this afternoon at the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Witnesses rushed to the vehicle, opened the door and said that the driver was able to climb out on his own. A witness told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the driver was tailgating him all the way down the hill, at times swerving a bit. Just before the turn-off to White Rock the driver gunned it to 50-60 mph driving around the witness, lost control, veered down the slope of the overpass and across the roadway where he smashed into a Jersey Barrier nearly head on. Courtesy photolast_img read more