CARICOM election mission to Grenada conducts initial assessments

first_img PAULINE WELSH CHIEF OF MISSION 9 March 2018 The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Election Observer Mission (CEOM) has conducted initial assessments and has met with key stakeholders as the March 13 General Elections in Grenada draws near. The CEOM, led by Chief of Mission Ms. Pauline Welsh, Director of Legal Affairs, Development and Research, Electoral Office of Jamaica, met with the Supervisor of Elections, the Commissioner of Police as well as the Conference of Churches, the Chamber of Commerce, the Council for the Disabled and the Grenada National Organisation of Women, as it assesses the pre-election environment in the CARICOM Member State. In a preliminary statement released on Friday, the Mission said it also paid a courtesy call on Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and with Mr. Nazim Burke, Leader of the main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress. Meetings were also planned with other political parties and stakeholders to obtain an overview of the general atmosphere and their level of preparedness for the election. According to the statement, the CEOM will continue to observe the pre-election period and the Election Day activities including the opening of the polls through to the tabulation and announcement of the results. The CARICOM Election Observer Mission to Grenada includes nationals of The Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, supported by two members of staff from the Secretariat. See full Statement: ARRIVAL STATEMENT CARICOM ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO THE GENERAL ELECTIONS OF GRENADA, 13 MARCH 2018 Oct 1, 2020 Philip Turner – The Bahamas;Dianna Greenidge – Barbados;Gordon Clarke – Guyana;Brendalyn Henry – Jamaica;Kenya James – Saint Lucia;Dora James – St. Vincent and the Grenadines;Jennifer Van Dijk-Silos- Suriname; andRavi Ray Lochan, Trinidad and Tobago. The CEOM is supported by Mr. Brian Bellevue and Ms. Serojnie Seetaram of the CARICOM Secretariat. The role of the CEOM is to observe the electoral process, collect qualitative and quantitative information regarding the voting process and the results to facilitate the preparation of a Final Report on the General Elections of Grenada. The Chief and support staff of the CARICOM Secretariat arrived in Grenada on 7 March 2018 while the remaining Observers arrived on 8 and 9 March 2018.  Since arrival, meetings were held with the Supervisor of Elections, the Leader of the National Democratic Congress and the Commissioner of Police.  The CEOM has also paid a courtesy call on Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada. Additionally, the Chief of Mission and support staff has held meetings with key stakeholders including the Conference of Churches, the Chamber of Commerce, the Council for the Disabled and the Grenada National Organisation of Women to gather information and discuss issues that have emerged in the process. Over the next few days, the Mission is planning to meet with other political parties and stakeholders in an effort to obtain an overview of the general atmosphere and level of preparedness for the election. The CEOM will continue to observe the pre-election period and the Election Day activities including the opening of the polls through to the tabulation and announcement of the results. Following the conclusion of the Election Day activities on 13 March 2018, a Preliminary Statement will be issued outlining the Mission’s initial assessment of the process. The Mission will thereafter collaborate in the preparation of a Final Report on the election for submission to His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community. The CEOM is appreciative of the warm welcome which has been extended to the Mission by the People of Grenada and looks forward to the successful conclusion of the electoral process. You may be interested in… Share this on WhatsApp Oct 15, 2020 Grenada to Reduce Airline Ticket Taxes center_img Jul 17, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Sep 29, 2020 In a letter dated 3 January 2018, Dr. the Rt. Honourable Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, wrote to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), His Excellency Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, inviting CARICOM to mount an Election Observation Mission (CEOM) to Grenada.  In response to the invitation, the Caribbean Community mounted an eleven-member Election Observation Mission to observe the General Elections of Grenada scheduled for 13 March 2018. The CEOM is headed by the Chief of Mission, Ms. Pauline Welsh, Director of Legal Affairs, Development and Research, Electoral Office of Jamaica. Other members of the CEOM includes: – On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… last_img read more

Competition Commission Chairman visits Suriname’s Trade Minister

first_imgImpact of proposed Scotiabank sale to be assessed in accordance with Treaty – CCCThe CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) has said that any impact the proposed acquisition of Scotiabank by Republic Financial Holdings Limited will be assessed in accordance with the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC). The Commission, a CARICOM Institution that was established by Article 171 of the RTC, is mandated to promote…December 5, 2018In “Business”CARICOM Competition Commission appoints new Chairman, MemberThe CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) has appointed a new Chairman, Justice Christopher Blackman (Ret.), and new Member, Mr. Anthony LaRonde. The Commissioners were sworn in by the Honorable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, President of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and Chairman of the Regional Judicial and Legal Services Commission (RJLSC),…July 27, 2018In “Business”CARICOM Competition Commission launches Online Survey on Consumer demand and preferences for beer sold in the CSMEThe CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) has launched an online consumer survey to help it gain a better understanding of consumer demand and preferences for beer sold in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The survey will assist the CCC to identify, among other things, the factors that determine consumer choice…January 22, 2016In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CCC Chairman Justice Christopher Blackman (r) and Minister Stephen Tsang In his first official visit to Paramaribo, Suriname, the new Chairman of the CARICOM Competition Commission (CCC) Justice Christopher Blackman made a courtesy call on Minister Stephen Tsang, Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism with responsibility for competition and consumer protection on 04 September 2018. Chairman Blackman and Minister Tsang covered a range of topics of interest to the Republic of Suriname and the CCC including competition law, consumer protection, regional trade arrangement, and regional transportation for goods and people. The courtesy call was informative and allowed both delegations to identify future areas of cooperation in competition and trade policy. Chairman Blackman thanked the Minister for the support provided by the Republic of Suriname to the headquarters of the CARICOM Competition Commission. Minister Tsang expressed his governments continued support for the CCC and the other CARICOM institutions headquartered in Suriname. The Chairman, Minister and their delegation Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

ExxonMobil resumes drilling in Guyana waters – CARICOM Business News

first_img LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… 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, January 11, 2019 CARICOM Business, January 11, 2019 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… UK appoints New Special Trade Envoy to Caribbean Oct 15, 2020 Oct 12, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important Tourism in Guyana enjoys record growth – 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, 19 July 2019July 22, 2019In “Agriculture”ExxonMobil increases estimates of oil find in Guyana – 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 8 March, 2019March 11, 2019In “Belize”Commercial oil production begins in Guyana in December – 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 1 November 2019November 4, 2019In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… last_img read more

AutoZone Enhances Top Management Team, NAPA’s Steve Handschuh Named Senior VP

first_imgMEMPHIS, TN — AutoZone (AZ) has announced new responsibilities and additions to the company’s senior management team. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mike Longo, currently senior vice president of store operations for AZ commercial and ALLDATA, has been named senior vice president for growth initiatives. An eleven year veteran of the company, Longo will lead the development of new projects and coordinate with merchandising, marketing, store operations and AZ Commercial to drive sales. Longo will continue to report directly to Steve Odland, chairman, president and CEO, and will remain a member of the company’s executive committee. Steve Handschuh, current president of NAPA Auto Parts, has been named senior vice president of AZ commercial. He also becomes a member of the company’s executive committee, and will report directly to Steve Odland. Handschuh spent the last seventeen years at NAPA building its wholesale business. AZ Commercial, which is the fastest growing segment of AutoZone’s business, sells parts, accessories and supplies to service chains, as well as up and down the street professional technicians. Additionally, Brad Bacon, vice president and general manager of store operations, will become senior vice president of store operations. Reporting directly to Steve Odland, Bacon will also become a member of the company’s executive committee. “We have made significant strides over the past few years in developing both our retail and AZ Commercial businesses,” said Odland. “With these management changes we have positioned our company to continue to build on that successful platform. All three of these individuals are proven leaders and their combined experience and expertise will help us to continue to drive profitable growth and shareholder value.” Advertisement For more information on AutoZone, go to: www.autozone.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Cooper Names New VP, Global Supply Chain

first_imgWith 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.  FINDLAY, OH — Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Richard Williams to the newly created position of vice president, global supply chain. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementWilliams joins Cooper with more than 24 years of business experience in supply chain and purchasing activities, including nine years with Eaton Corp. working directly in senior supply chain management. Williams will oversee the global purchasing function, off-take and outsource programs as well as supply chain worldwide. “As Cooper Tire continues to expand around the world, supply chain management becomes a more important skill to the organization,” explains CEO Tom Dattilo. “Rick Williams is a great addition to the company.” Williams holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and an MBA in business management from Ashland University, Ashland, OH. A resident of Ottawa, OH, Williams is a member of the Institute of Supply Management. _______________________________________ 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 MoreAdvertisement 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. 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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Race-Car Driver, Businessman Steve Carbone, 61, Dies

first_imgFrom the Tulsa World AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementCOLLINSVILLE, OK –- Steve Carbone, a world-champion race car driver and owner of Steve Carbone Racing Engines in Tulsa, OK, died earlier this week. He was 61. Carbone was born March 17, 1944, to Bette and Paul Carbone in Bell, CA, and attended Downey High School in California. As a race car driver, Carbone’s first major win was at a 1967 Hot Rod Magazine meet. He quickly gained fame in the top fuel-racing circuit, and in 1968 he received the Faces in the Crowd award from Sports Illustrated magazine. Setting a track record, he won the National Hot Rod Association Pro-Fuel Dragster Circuit Race in Amarillo, TX, in 1968. The next year, he won the NHRA’s World Finals championship, which was the last time a front-engine dragster won an NHRA race. Also in 1969, Carbone won the American Hot Rod Association World Finals. In 1970, he had a successful drag-racing campaign in Australia, winning nearly every race he entered. That same year, he and his wife, Paula Carbone, moved to the Tulsa area. In what would be the defining race of his career, Carbone won the 1971 National Hot Rod Association’s Nationals top fuel eliminator championship in Indianapolis, upsetting his rival, three-time national champion Don Garlits. AdvertisementCarbone retired from racing in 1973 and opened Steve Carbone Racing Engines, where he built engines for racing boats, hot rods and sprint cars. He built engines for 2001 American Sprint Car Series national champion Zach Chappell and for Lloyd Stephens’ Ofixco racing team, the largest racing team in the nation at the time. Carbone was a director of the National Championship Racing Association in 1987, and he was instrumental in creating a full- time presence for sprint cars at the Tulsa Speedway. In 1992, he purchased Port City Raceway, which he owned and promoted for 10 years. Carbone is survived by his wife, Paula Carbone of Collinsville, OK; his mother, Bette Carbone of Lake Havasu City, AZ; two sons, Paul Carbone of Collinsville and Steven Carbone of Claremore, OK; a sister, Lonna Tanner of Irvine, CA; two brothers, John Carbone of Los Angeles and Mike Carbone of Temecula, CA; and three granddaughters. Friends are making memorial contributions to a scholarship trust in Carbone’s name at the American Bank of Oklahoma in Collinsville. (C) 2005 Tulsa World. via ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines. Contactslast_img read more

KYB America Names Takashi Kitahata President

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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.  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 ADDISON, Illinois — Takashi Kitahata was recently named president of KYB America LLC. Kitahata replaces Shinichiro Maekawa. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to being named KYB President, Kitahata served as a sales manager for KYB Europe where he was responsible for growing KYB’s business throughout Eastern Europe and Russia and as a sales and inventory coordinator for KYB America. In his most recent role, Kitahata acted as a senior staff manager for KYB’s Automotive Components Division in Tokyo. Commenting on his appointment, Kitahata stated, “I am very happy to be back at KYB America and I will work very hard to continue on the many recent successes of KYB. We have great team of people in place here at KYB America. I am looking forward to working with Mike Fiorito, our team of talented people and our distribution partners to continue growing our business in North America.”,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

Comfort Inn On Trinity Reimages With New Sign

first_imgA new sign is spotted Monday at the Comfort Inn & Suites at 2455 Trinity Dr. General Manager Felicia Duran explained that the modern new sign is part of the reimaging underway at Comfort Inn & Suites. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comWorkers began removing the old sign Oct. 15 at the Comfort Inn & Suites on Trinity Drive. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img

Los Alamos County Parks And Recreation Board Recommends Naming Softball Field To Honor Hope Jaramillo

first_imgMinors A Field at Overlook Park in White Rock may be renamed Hope Field to honor Hope Jaramillo. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com By KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily [email protected] Alamos resident Hope Jaramillo died in January, and community members and the Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board are considering naming a softball field after her.Jaramillo, who died from cancer, was extremely active in the high school softball program. A player herself in school, Jaramillo went on to be a coach and a volunteer in the local softball programs.In honor of her contributions, the Parks and Recreation Board approved to recommend that Los Alamos County Council rename the Minors A Field at Overlook Park in White Rock after Jaramillo during its regular meeting March 12. Parks and Recreation Division Manager Dan Erickson told the Los Alamos Daily Post that County ordinance requires a person to be dead for five years for a County building to be renamed after them. For a County facility, an individual has to be dead for six months.As a result, Council is expected to consider this recommendation sometime in August.Board member Robbie Harris presented the idea of renaming the Minors A Field after Jaramillo.He explained the high school softball team uses the field as well as Little League.“The reason why I am approaching the board about renaming the field from Minor A to Hope Field is just recently, over a month ago, we had a valuable asset within our softball community pass away after a long, lengthy battle with cancer,” Harris said. “The thing with Hope Jaramillo – she was instrumental in the development of girls’ softball here in Los Alamos as far as coaching, little league softball, youth triple A softball, supporting the high school JV tournament … so Hope originally was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and from that period till she passed away, she had 10 surgeries for her cancer not including additional treatments that she also had but the thing about it is, if you knew Hope, even though she was battling this she never ever wore it on her sleeve; you never would have guessed that was what she was doing. She would go for treatment one week and be back the next week ready to coach softball … that’s the thing about Hope, she was extremely selfless in volunteering her time and also as far as being an example of volunteerism in here, in the community, that is exactly what she was.”Harris said a petition was being circulated to rename the field after Jaramillo and as of March 12, it has collected 491 signatures and 89 comments in support of the name change.To further emphasize the community’s support for this name change, the entire high school varsity softball team showed up at the Parks and Recreation Board meeting to encourage renaming the field after Jaramillo.Erickson told the Daily Post that as a County employee he needs to take a neutral position on the recommendation but on a personal note, he said he went to high school with Jaramillo and even was on the school’s wrestling team when Jaramillo worked as the wrestling team’s manager.Therefore, he said, it seems appropriate to name the field after Jaramillo “because Hope was so active as a player, as a volunteer and as a coach for 30 years.”Erickson added that looking at the response to the petition as well as response from the high school softball team, “it has pretty strong support.”There hasn’t been many County recreation or sports facilities recently named in memory of residents, he said. However, Virchow Fields was named in honor of a local family who died in car accident and Spiro Soccer Fields is named after Paul Spiro.To add a new one to this list seems like a good move, Erickson said.“I think it’s a nice endeavor,” he said. “I think it would be a nice memorial.”last_img read more

Catch Of The Week: COVID-19 Stimulus Check Scams

first_imgBy BECKY RUTHERFORDLos AlamosCOVID-19 relief is on the way from the federal government, and even though they haven’t printed a single stimulus check yet, the bad guys are already trying to get their share.There are already reports of scammers who claim to be calling about the federal government’s COVID-19 stimulus package. These calls claim that you can get your money immediately if you just give the caller your debit or credit card information. They might claim you qualify for $1,000-$14,000 in federal relief funds; in some cases, they might claim it is “grant money”. The government will not be calling, texting or emailing about the stimulus funds.Consider any calls you get about the federal government’s relief package to be suspicious. You will never have to pay money to receive federal relief funds, and there are currently no grants related to COVID-19. You cannot pay extra to expedite the payments. Don’t give away your bank account, debit account, credit card, or PayPal account information, even if the caller claims it is required to receive your stimulus funds. It’s a scam.As a reminder, avoid clicking on links or open attachments in emails if you can help it, even if it’s from a “trusted sender”; their account may have been compromised. Instead, go directly to the source, either call the organization’s verified number or visit their website directly to check the validity of the message. Variations on this scam have been reported through text messages, social media posts, and emails. You will not have to provide the government with any information to receive your stimulus money.   According to reports from CNN, most Americans will receive up to $1200 per person in stimulus funds. Parents will receive another $500 for each child under age 17.  Americans might start receiving money within three weeks, but it could take longer. How will you receive the funds? Those who filed their 2018 tax returns electronically and provided the IRS with bank information will likely get their payments via direct deposit.  Otherwise, you will probably receive a paper check. According to the IRS’s website, no sign-up is required, and there is no need to call. Additional information can be found here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirusThe stimulus law states that recipients will receive a notice by mail no later than 15 days after payment, which will indicate how much was sent, and by which method it was delivered.If you spot one of these scams, you can report it to the Better Business Bureau here: https://www.bbb.org/ScamTrackerThe bad guys are working hard to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic; be aware and don’t fall for the scams.Editor’s note: Becky Rutherford works in information technology at Los Alamos National Laboratory.last_img read more