DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens

first_imgRelatedFinance Minister Hints at Lower Interest Rates RelatedMore Revenue Administrators to Assist Tax Payers Photo: Mark BellManaging Director of the Development Bank of Jamaica, (DBJ), Milverton Reynolds (third right), presents Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Environmental Health Foundation (EHF), Novlet Deans (third left), with a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the provision of grant funding to the EHF, to carry out a development project in Parade Gardens, South Central Kingston. Others (from left) are: Board Director, EHF, Edward Bailey; Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne; Technical Specialist with the Community Renewal Programme, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), Charmaine Brimm; and General Manager, Strategic Services Division, DBJ, Claudine Tracey. The MoU was signed today (June 4), during a press briefing held at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston. DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade Gardens Finance & Public ServiceJune 5, 2015Written by: Latonya Linton Advertisements DBJ Provides $6.9 Million For Development Project In Parade GardensJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaycenter_img Story HighlightsThe Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change. The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ) has provided a $6.9 million grant to the Environment Health Foundation (EHF) for the implementation of a social development project in the community of Parade Gardens in South Central Kingston.The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish their partnership, during a press briefing held on June 4, at the DBJ’s offices on Oxford Road, Kingston.Under the one-year project, the EHF will provide entrepreneurial, career development and skills training for the residents, as well as coaching in personal development and behavioural change.It also involves outfitting the newly constructed Parade Gardens Community Centre with renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; installing energy-efficient bulbs in households; and increasing awareness of the residents about the benefits of energy conservation.Managing Director of the DBJ, Milverton Reynolds, said the aim is to empower the residents to improve their circumstances and contribute to the country’s development.“We believe there is bound to be a positive developmental impact from this intervention. At the end of this one-year programme, the young people will have skills, which will be certified by HEART Trust/NTA,” he said.He noted that with the new skills and certification, residents of the community “will become socially responsible citizens, participating fully in the life of the country and contributing their fair share of the taxes that help to improve the roads, education and health care.”Director and Chief Executive Officer of the EHF, Novlet Deans, informed that the total cost of the project is in excess of $21.5 million.She noted that some 90 residents of Parade Gardens are being targeted to benefit from the training and development initiatives.“This project will result in employment opportunities and that will certainly aid in the development of Jamaica’s social infrastructure,” Mrs. Deans said.Vice President, Parade Gardens Community Centre, Shaka Payne, also welcomed the intervention which, he said, will provide the residents with skills to enhance their employability.He said equipping the community centre with energy-efficient technologies will lower the energy bill by at least 70 per cent.“This will also aid in keeping us off an overwhelming statistics of community centres across Jamaica that have closed down because of inability to pay utilities and maintenance,” he said.Other participating stakeholders include the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), the Social Development Commission (SDC), HEART Trust/NTA and the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI). FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedFinance Minister Commends Credit Union Movementlast_img read more

UK Govt supports Safe & Sustainable Maritime trade across Commonwealth states

first_imgThe UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched a five-day capacity building conference to help islands across the Pacific and Caribbean support trade and develop sustainable marine economies. Led by government experts in maritime safety, seabed mapping and ocean science, the conference will help representatives to achieve these outcomes by developing legislation and regulations that support the safe use of our oceans. Sea News, November 7 Partners the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and ATKINS will also demonstrate how regulations support ocean science programmes, as well as how existing legislation supports different areas of ocean policy. This seminar has been a fantastic opportunity to work with partners from UK government and around the world to help build sustainable and resilient marine economies for the future. The oceans are vital for providing these states with food, security and livelihoods, so it’s vital that we not only help them understand and monitor these areas, but also learn how to protect them through the development of strong governance and appropriate legislation. This work forms part of the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. Coordinated by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and funded by the National Security Committee’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF), the programme aims to help Commonwealth Small Island Developing States to create sustainable and resilient marine economies. Through this programme, the UKHO has led the collection of marine geospatial data in over 6500km2 of ocean, to help these countries support safe trade, combat the effects of climate change and develop sustainable marine economies.center_img Commenting on the conference, Ian Davies, Hydrographic Programme Manager at the UKHO said: Legislation and regulations that guide the sharing of maritime information – up-to-date bathymetry (seabed mapping data), tides, navigational warnings and observations – are essential to the safe navigation of ships, protecting the lives of mariners and reducing the likelihood of groundings that could damage marine environments. This information, when combined with detailed analysis of marine life, can also help countries to develop evidenced based policy and legislation that supports the sustainable use of their natural resources. Talks and practical sessions led by UKHO subject matter experts will include a focus on how maritime regulations and law can help islands to build sustainable ‘blue’ economies, as well as support the safe navigation of the many ships that travel in their territories. Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Alaska Lawmakers Reconvene With Virus Screening Protocols

first_imgUnder the protocols, legislative staff and reporters were required to undergo screening Monday, consisting of a temperature check and questions about travel, contacts and symptoms. The protocols say legislators may refuse screening. The resumption of the session was prodded by a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of plans for distributing federal coronavirus relief aid. Screenings were done by Capital City Fire/Rescue, and badges were issued to be worn in the Capitol noting that a person had been screened. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has reconvened for the first time since recessing in late March over coronavirus concerns, with new screening protocols aimed at guarding against the virus.last_img

Cesc Fabregas told by Antonio Conte that he is not wanted at Chelsea

first_img Chelsea thrashed Burnley 3-0 on Saturday and the former Barcelona man didn’t get to feature, even as a substitute. 28/08/2016 Upd. at 16:33 Conte has been picking new signing N’Golo Kante along with Nemanja Matic and Oscar in midfield, with Fabregas forced to watch from the bench. CEST They wrote: “The Italian is a big fans of players working hard – in both attack and defence – and it’s believed Conte thinks Fabregas is too lazy to fit in his system.” Cesc Fabregas’ days at Chelsea seem numbered. According to the Sun, Antonio Conte has told the midfielder that he is not needed in the team. last_img

Councillor ‘excluded’ from verdict

first_imgA councillor who fought to postpone the lease of 6, 8 and 10 Main Street, Pakenham for a transitional housing…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Rowan Forster last_img

Club Hurling and Football Teams of the 70s announced

first_imgClub Hurling Team of the 1970sClub Hurling Team of the 70s PJ Mahony (Ardrahan)Padraic Niland (Ardrahan)Niall McInerney (Liam Mellows)Andy Fenton (Kiltormer)Gerry Glynn (Castlegar)Sean Silke (Meelick Eyrecourt)Iggy Clarke (Mullagh)John Connolly (Castlegar)Steve Mahon (Kilbeacanty) Tony Furey (Kiltormer) Noel Lane (Ballinderreen) PJ Molloy (Athenry) Bernard Forde (Ardrahan) PJ Qualter (Turloughmore) Padraig Fahy (Carnmore)Subs: Michael Bond (Ardrahan), Joe McDonagh (Ballinderreen), Paddy Egan (Castlegar), Tony Brehony (Tommie Larkins), Sean Murphy (Carnmore), Jerry O’Mahony (Liam Mellows), Paddy Ryan (Liam Mellows), Marty Barrett (Pearses), Sam & Cathal Stanley (Tommie Larkins), Tony Carr (Ballinasloe), Cyril Dunne (Ballinasloe), PJ Lawless (Ballinasloe), Pat Lally (Ballinasloe), Pat Gill (Ballinderren), Gerry Holland (Turloughmore), Frank Donoghue (Tommie Larkins)Next up, it’s the announcement of the Football Team of the 70s…Club Football Team of the 70sClub Football Team of the 70sGay Mitchell (Dunmore MacHales)Joe Waldron (Milltown)Joe Kelly (Ballinasloe)Seamus McHugh (Headford)Joe Cleary(Killererin)TJ Gilmore(Cortoon)Johnny Hughes (Mountbellew)Billy Joyce (Killererin)Vincent McWalter (Dunmore MacHales) Morgan Hughes (Killererin) Jimmy Duggan (Corofin) Miko Feerick (Milltown) Maurice Burke (Corofin) Liam Sammon (Fr Griffins) John Tobin (Tuam Stars)Subs: Willie Devlin (Ballinasloe), Tom Divilly (Caltra), Gabriel King (Mountbellew), MJ Redington (Dunmore), Sean Brennan (Milltown), Jim McMahon (Fr Griffins), Seamus Burke (Killererin), Liam O’Neill (Ballinasloe), Michael & Pat Cunningham (Ballinasloe), Michael Rooney (Cortoon), Mickey Byrne (Tuam Stars), Mick Judge (Caherlistrane), Joe McLoughlin (Moycullen), Johnny Coughlan (Ballinasloe) Galway Bay FM are selecting the best 15 club hurling and football players in Galway from each decade up to the present day over the course of six weeks. This week we moved on to the 1970s, with Jim Carney and Ollie Turner discussing the final selections and those players who narrowly missed out on making the final fifteen. First up, it’s the Hurling team of the 70s…center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Fans fume over stadium chaos as Spurs pay FA so they can stay at Wembley

first_imgAfter Spurs also tweeted the news, one supporter replied: “I bought membership, booked flights, booked hotel and transport based on your advertising the first fixture at the new stadium being September 15th. Wow.”Another fan named “Simply” said: “Cheers Simply’s crying. Nice One.”Further criticism followed, including: “40% increase in ticket prices & take everyone’s money..”2 This new White Hart Lane ground wa sscheduled to open against Liverpool on September 15 2 Spurs will move into their new stadium – but maybe not for three months after the scheduled dateCredit: PA:Press Association But some tweets told fellow Tottenham followers the priority should be backing their team – not worrying about where they are playing before Christmas.One said: “Not really interested in Wembley? Support your team!! You support your team wherever they play! You’re basically playing you were coming because you want to see the new ground.”There was also a pragmatic view from some, including this tweet: “You’ve got more chance of getting a ticket at Wembley to be honest, I wasn’t holding my breath.” SunSport explained this afternoon how Spurs chairman Daniel Levy activated an option with FA chiefs to use Wembley beyond this Saturday’s clash with Fulham.Tottenham took the dramatic step as they are uncertain if building work will be finished at the new White Hart Lane stadium.Check out the view from the fancy new sky bar at Tottenham’s unfinished stadium ANGRY Tottenham fans have voiced amazement at their new stadium being delayed.Spurs were due to unveil the 62,000-seat ground against Liverpool on September 15 – but SunSport exclusively revealed today a secret payment to the FA could keep Tottenham at Wembley until the end of the year.last_img read more

Poch rants about cows and trains ahead of Spurs’ Inter test in ‘Cantona moment’

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has been speaking a load of udder nonsense – and seen his bizarre rant compared to Eric Cantona’s infamous ‘seagulls’ speech.The Spurs boss, 46, looked to be spouting a load of bull as he talked of cows and trains in an eyebrow-raising press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Inter Milan clash.5 Mauricio Pochettino went off on a bizarre rant ahead of Inter vs TottenhamCredit: EPAThe Premier League side are currently training at the San Siro ahead of the Champions League fixture.And when quizzed on dealing with the pressures of playing in club football’s biggest test, Poch – who appeared to get lost in the moo-ment – said: “It’s like a cow that every single day during ten years, sees the train crossing in the front at the same time.”And if you ask the cow what time is the train going to come, it’s not going have the right answer.”In football it’s the same.”Mauricio Pochettino defends Harry Kane’s form and why he has decided to rest Trippier and Alderweireld for Inter Milan clash5 Tottenham are currently training for their clash against Inter MilanCredit: AFP5 Mauricio Pochettino seemed to be speaking about the importance of experienceCredit: EPACantona’s ‘seagulls’ speech has gone down in Premier League legend.Speaking after winning his appeal against a two-week prison sentence for karate kicking a Crystal Palace fan, the enigmatic Frenchman said: “When seagulls follow the trawler it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”Comparing the two great philosophers of football, one social media user wrote: “Poch has just had his Cantona ‘seagulls’ moment!”Another, in response to Pochettino’s words, posted: “He’s having an Eric Cantona moment.”Champions League preview: Inter Milan v Spurs at the San Siro5 Eric Cantona’s unforgettable ‘seagulls’ speech has gone down in Premier League historyCredit: Rex Features5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesExclusiveKEEP IT IN THE FAMILYMan Utd line up shock swoop for Kasper Schmeichel to replace De GeaPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaPochettino continued: “Experience, yes, of course experience [matters]. But hunger, motivation, circumstance, everything, is so important.”Many things in football are so important. We use too much talk of, ‘the experience is going to help next season’.”Yes of course, if you show the same hunger, the same own motivation, if you fight in the same way.“Many things have to be in the same way. If not, only with experience, you don’t win games.”last_img read more