Sadiq Khan: Can a Labour mayor make City Hall pro-business? Labour mayoral candidate on what separates him from Jeremy Corbyn

first_img Khan initially promised to build 116,000 affordable homes in 2016 with the £4.82b grant but had only built 56,239 by December last year. Wednesday 23 September 2015 5:43 am Express KCS whatsapp Sitting in a cafe around the corner from the Labour party’s headquarters in Westminster, Sadiq Khan says that he and the new Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, are not always in agreement. “Ken Livingstone as the Labour mayor often disagreed with the Labour leadership, Boris Johnson as the Conservative mayor often disagreed with the Conservative leadership, and I’ll do the same,” says Khan, who won Labour’s mayoral candidate race earlier this month.  Khan, who has been the MP for Tooting since 2005 and served in the shadow cabinet under Ed Miliband, upset the pollsters’ favourite Dame Tessa Jowell to be Labour’s pick for City Hall in the fifth round of voting. He won 58.9 per cent of votes against Jowell’s 41.1 per cent.  Many attributed Khan’s win on 11 September – one day before Corbyn was announced as Labour leader – to union endorsements and strong support from left-leaning “registered supporters” who joined the party to back Corbyn. On 12 September, in his first speech as Labour leader, Corbyn praised Khan as his “friend”, saying, “Sadiq, we’re going to be campaigning together.” Read more: London’s next mayor must be in favour of airport and housing expansion But in the days since, Khan has distanced himself from Corbyn, admitting there may be “tension” between them, calling the Labour leader “very unwise and disrespectful” to not sing the national anthem at a military commemoration service, and suggesting that his appointed shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, had condoned terrorism by saying IRA members should be “honoured”. And speaking to City A.M. yesterday, Khan dismissed many of Corbyn and McDonnell’s economic proposals, including a new financial transactions tax and a 60p top rate of income tax, saying, “I want to be the most pro-business mayor we have ever had.” Yet Khan also told City A.M. that he would “absolutely” campaign for mayor alongside Corbyn, and defended the legitimacy of Corbyn’s leadership, saying: “Jeremy Corbyn, whether people like it or not, has a mandate to be Labour’s leader. I didn’t vote for Jeremy Corbyn, but he’s a Labour leader.” Khan was one of 35 MPs to nominate Corbyn for Labour  leader, but he ultimately voted for Andy Burnham in the leadership contest. So will Khan be Corbyn’s man in City Hall? Or will he be, as he told City A.M., his “own person”? Khan admitted that the “perception for the last few years has been that Labour is not pro-business”. “I have to accept that in the General Election in 2015, many business people, entrepreneurs, were nervous about voting Labour,” he said, adding, “That can’t be the case.” “I need to make sure that the offer that I have to Londoners in May 2016 is more attractive than the offer we had in 2012 for the mayoral election, and the General Election,” he said, repeating his commitment to be London’s “most pro-business mayor.” Read more: Sadiq Khan beats favourite Tessa Jowell to become Labour’s 2016 London mayoral nomination Suggesting a commitment to foreign direct investment, Khan said he “welcomed” chancellor George Osborne’s trip to China this week: “We should be wanting Chinese companies to invest in London.” Khan repeatedly expressed an interest in China, even praising an American  mayor, Eric Garcetti from Los Angeles, for leading a metropolitan trade delegation to Asia. “The mayor of LA wanted to expand the ports and green LA,” Khan told City A.M. “He couldn’t get through Congress, so the mayor of LA jumps in a plane, goes to China, gets the investment for LA.” “That’s the sort of get-up-and-go mayor I want to be,” he said. In an apparent swipe at current mayor Boris Johnson, Khan added that he was going “roll [his] sleeves up” in all of his work in City Hall: “I’m not going to be an arm’s-length mayor of London who’s busy applying for another job.” Khan has previously said that he wants Britain to have a “competitive tax policy” and vowed to oppose any increase in the corporation tax rate. But he declined to criticise Osborne’s bank tax surcharge on corporation tax yesterday, saying: “One size fits all doesn’t work.” “There are some sectors in our city that are doing well, and they should contribute more, and there are some that need a helping hand,” he said. “There are some businesses that have been established for centuries, like banks, who don’t need the same support that small businesses need.” Khan added that Corbyn’s suggested financial transactions tax “would be problematic” because  “companies would leave here, businesses would leave here, trade would leave here, and go to our competitors”. Yet he refused to directly comment on the possibility of Britain’s biggest lenders moving offshore, instead saying that there are “lots of reasons” why multinational firms are based in London, including the UK’s access to the Single Market. A self-described “passionate supporter of the EU”, Khan said that London voters would have a choice between a “candidate who is pro-European, who is going to argue for us to stay a part of the EU, or the other guy, who is anti-EU, anti-Europe.” Khan then explained the “other guy” was Tory mayoral hopeful Zac Goldsmith, telling City A.M. that he thought “without a doubt” the Richmond MP would be his opponent. “The other choice Londoners will have between me and the other guy is I have actually got experience running transport.” Khan, a former transport minister, added.  Khan, who has vowed to freeze Tube, DLR and Overground fares while cutting bus fares, said that he “wouldn’t have allowed” relations between TfL and Underground workers to “get to this stage,” saying that as mayor he would speak to the unions to avoid industrial action, because “ultimately, strikes are a sign of failure”. Khan seemed confident that his potpourri of policies had something for everyone, telling City A.M.: “I’m going to be courting Tory voters, I’m going to be courting Lib Dem and Green voters.” “I want to be courting big businesses, small businesses, entrepreneurs, those who are bus drivers, those who are cleaners, those who are porters, because I want to be everyone’s mayor,” he added.   Sadiq Khan: Can a Labour mayor make City Hall pro-business? 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Cape Coral Police’s ‘Fill The Boat’ Toy Drive back for its 14th year

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Cape Coral man thrown from car killed when vehicle flips on top of him June 14, 2021 AdvertisementTags: cape coral police departmenttoy drivewalmart Car splits in two after slamming into Cape Coral power pole June 16, 2021 Fort Myers man arrested for stealing puppy facing new charges in stealing spree June 14, 2021 Polk County deputies search for man who beat Walmart employee June 16, 2021 CAPE CORAL, Fla. – The Cape Coral Police Department is holding its 14th annual “Fill The Boat” Toy Drive for the 2020 holiday season.Each year, almost 2,000 toys are collected.The department will be collecting toys for children in Cape Coral in need on the following schedule:Friday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Walmart – 1619 Del Prado Boulevard SouthSaturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmart – 1619 Del Prado Boulevard SouthSunday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Walmart – 1619 Del Prado Boulevard SouthA Cape Coral Police Department Marine Unit boat will be on display and will serve as the drop off/ collection point. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementTo donate a toy to the drive, buy a new, unwrapped toy and just put it in the boat! At the end of the drive, the toys will be brought to the Cape Coral Police Department where they will then be distributed to children. last_img read more

2020 Remembered: Gardai discover crashed jeep being carried on forks of a digger in Laois

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2020 Remembered: Gardai discover crashed jeep being carried on forks of a digger in Laois Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 25th December 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival TAGS2020 Remembered Pinterest In March, Gardai discovered a very unusual situation while on patrol.Gardai in Laois came across a very dangerous and bizarre situation last night.While on a routine patrol between Rosenallis and Clonaslee, they across a crashed jeep being carried by the forks of a digger.The driver of the digger had no licence and was uninsured.Gardai said: “Laois Roads Policing Unit were on patrol between Rosenallis and Clonaslee when they came across a crashed Suzuki jeep being carried on the forks of the digger at 2am in the morning with no lighting.“The driver of digger was unlicensed and not insured. Obviously highly dangerous.“Court proceedings will follow.”Separately, Gardai have recovered a number of items that they believe to be stolen.All of the items can be viewed by clicking here.They say: “As a result of recent searches carried out, Portlaoise Gardaí recovered the following items of property which we believe are stolen.“Do you recognise any of them? If you do please call Portlaoise Garda Station on 0578674100 and leave a message for Garda Greg Kennedy quoting reference number 17489079.“We would ask you call by phone for time being.“You can message page privately also and we will pass details to the investigating member.“Proof of ownership will be required.”SEE ALSO – For more 2020 Remembered stories, click here Electric Picnic Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Electric Picnic Twitter Facebook Previous articleSchedule outlined for when local nursing home residents and staff will receive vaccinationNext articleCoronavirus: Two further deaths and 1,025 new cases LaoisToday Reporter Twitter Home We Are Laois 2020 Remembered: Gardai discover crashed jeep being carried on forks of a… We Are Laoislast_img read more

Cheddar Plunkett only interested in looking forward as latest challenge with Laois hurlers awaits

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mary Sweeney elected Cathaoirleach of Portlaoise Municipal District for next 12 months WhatsApp Twitter Facebook TAGSCheddar PlunkettLaois senior hurlersTalking Sport Podcast ‘Never go back’ is a phrase you’ll see referenced to sports teams all over the world though like most things there are probably as many examples where the re-appointment of a manager has worked out well as there are the opposite.This Sunday in Wexford Park Seamas ‘Cheddar’ Plunkett begins his second term as Laois senior hurling manager in the opening round of the National League.Having overseen an upturn in Laois’s fortunes when he last took on the job back in the winter of 2012 when the county were close to an all-time low, he again answered the county’s call when he was offered the job last winter in the wake of the Eddie Brennan saga.Given that his previous spell with Laois hadn’t ended all that well (Plunkett wanted to stay on but couldn’t get agreement on issues with the county board) and that he’d been quite outspoken on Laois GAA at the time of the Brennan controversy, it came as a surprise when he opted to take the job again last winter.But ahead of this delayed season, he says he’s not interested in looking back to go over old ground; instead learning from those previous experiences and putting it to good use.“I wouldn’t say I was critical, it was disappointment maybe,” he says in an interview on the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast this week.“Always a big Laois supporter and particularly a great supporter of the players. I was disappointed with where things went but in expressing that disappointment none of us know the detail of these things.“You can only criticise if you know the facts … just disappointment. If you don’t know details of something you can’t be hugely critical.” He says it’s a “fantastic honour” to be involved with a Laois team and says when he was asked to do the job again, there was a number of things to consider before he committed.“Clearly the team themselves wanted to push on,” he adds. “You have to look at yourself. Do you have the energy and drive and do you have a clear idea of where the team needs to go.“It was an unusual start. I’m not – I use looking back to gain experience and not to go  over old coals. I’m interested in looking forward here and see can we push on. We’ve some serious challenges to address – that’s what I’m interested in.“If you think you’re not able to improve the team and energise the team to where they want to go, well then you shouldn’t put name forward.”He also says it’s vital that the group of players at his disposal need to be “ambitious, prepared to work hard,” and “open to coaching and maybe doing some things slightly differently”.And while it’s a different atmosphere he’s coming into this time on the back of two relatively positive years under Eddie Brennan’s management, he’s realistic as to the challenge ahead of them and he says “there’s a huge volume of work to be done”.“At end of day, Laois beat (only) Carlow last year (they lost all their other eight games in all competitions).“Look what’s ahead of us. You have the Wexfords, Dublins, Clares, Kilkennys.“(But) either Loais hurling and this team is ambitious in wanting to take down some of those or it isn’t.“What matters to me is there an ability to improve, is there an ambition to want to improve and get behind that team and shove it as far as I can.”You can listen to the interview in full on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or below on Soundcloud.SEE ALSO – Laois GAA outline schedule to complete outstanding 2020 underage fixtures – with games on course to resume in June Facebook Cheddar Plunkett only interested in looking forward as latest challenge with Laois hurlers awaits Pinterestcenter_img Electric Picnic apply to Laois County Council for new date for this year’s festival WhatsApp Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 4, 2021Next articleYoung Laois rugby player Will Reilly in the mix for Ireland U-20 selection Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Twitter Electric Picnic Electric Picnic Home Sport GAA Cheddar Plunkett only interested in looking forward as latest challenge with Laois… SportGAAHurling Pinterest Council By Steven Miller – 4th May 2021 last_img read more

Justice, bridging social gap imperative in unification scenario

first_img Facebook Twitter News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ordinary Pyongyang residents have not received government rations since mid-April News Hamhung man arrested for corruption while working at a state-run department store News By Daily NK – 2015.09.30 3:11pm center_img News While expressing support of and hope for aunified Korean Peninsula is common here in South Korea, tackling the glaringissues presented therein often seems perplexing, if not entirely overwhelming and accordingly avoided. Whatshould be actively discussed is a solid framework designed to bring justice tothe victims of crimes committed by the North Korean regime and bridge thesocial chasm between citizens of both Koreas upon reunification, expertsasserted at a recent seminar in Seoul. The seminar, hosted by the Database Centerfor North Korean Human Rights (NKDB) in conjunction with Konrad AdenauerStiftung and the Transitional Justice and Social Integration ResearchInstitute, featured a panel of the experts and scholars who pointed out that weneed not grapple in the dark for a place to start solving these issues:Germany’s unification could serve as a useful roadmap to navigate that ofKorea’s.   “Supplemental education for instructors is pivotal,” saidChung Jai Ho, the director from NKDB’s Resettlement Support Center. “If we lookat the case of Germany, teachers originally from East Germany taught students [ina unified Germany] a skewed version of history wherein the Socialist UnityParty of Germany (SED) was far from tyrannical and the Stasi functioned likeany other intelligence collection agency.” To avoid a similar scenario in a unifiedKorea, Chung maintained that devising and implementing proper educationtraining for former North Korean instructors to transition them into unifiededucation institutions could ameliorate some of these issues. He did, however,concede that the case of the Koreas presents more stumbling blocks compared toGermany considering North Korea’s cult of personality runs far deeper and itsindoctrination unparalleled.   Legal justice is another necessary butcomplex issue to contend with in a Korean unification scenario, according toDr. Jens Huttmann of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung , who explained that a frameworkand guidelines must be arranged far in advance rather than ad hoc measures whenthe time arrives. He cited Germany’s case as one to improve upon in thisregard, given that East German, rather than West German or international, lawswere applied to prosecute former East German officials for their pastgovernment crimes. These legal proceedings gave impunity tomany of these perpetrators: only 40 of the 750 former East German officialsfound guilty of “injustice” or other crimes went to prison. Huttmann quotedBarbel Bohley, an East German opposition figure and artist, to reflect how devastatingthis was for those who suffered the oppression firsthand, noting, “What wewanted was justice but we were thrown laws.” However, despite the diluted legalrepercussions leveled against these former cadres from East Germany, thepolitical consequences were far from it; former SED officials were stripped oftheir posts and replaced by West German officials. In turn, this decision fed growing embittermentand resentment among some former citizens of East Germany, who interpreted thepolicy as West Germany treating them as “inferior citizens,” Chung added,explaining that much thought must be placed on striking a balance betweenharmony with and punishment of former government dignitaries. “To prevent a comparable disharmony frompervading the Korean Peninsula upon reunification, the South Korean governmentneeds to push ahead with joint programs and exchanges in both the North and theSouth and establish federal centers for political education and justice; theseare just a few examples from a litany of initiatives Germany launched tobuild reconciliation between the East and the West,” Chung noted. AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China SHARE Justice, bridging social gap imperative in unification scenariolast_img read more

Pilot for Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum to be Introduced In September

first_imgPilot for Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum to be Introduced In September UncategorizedJune 13, 2007 RelatedPilot for Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum to be Introduced In September RelatedPilot for Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum to be Introduced In September RelatedPilot for Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum to be Introduced In Septembercenter_img Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The pilot for the introduction of an Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum for children up to five years old will be implemented beginning September 2007.“For the first time, we would have a curriculum which has content, scope and sequence from birth to 36 months and from three years to five years old,” said Minister of Education and Youth, Maxine Henry Wilson during her contribution to the 2007/08 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (June 12).She noted that persons, who will be monitoring and implementing the pilot, will be thoroughly prepared. “To this end, the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) will be training the early childhood practitioners in July and August of this year,” Mrs. Henry Wilson said.In addition, the Education Minister announced that the ECC is working with the Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE) to facilitate the introduction of the National Vocational Qualifications of Jamaica level 2 in Early Childhood Development, as part of the JBTE diploma programme.“We are developing a career path for early childhood practitioners. It is a fallacy to believe that our best teachers should be at the secondary level; our best teachers should be at the early childhood level,” Mrs. Henry Wilson stated.last_img read more

PM Commissions Pedro Plains Irrigation System into Service

first_imgRelatedPM Commissions Pedro Plains Irrigation System into Service RelatedPM Commissions Pedro Plains Irrigation System into Service FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller on (June 28) officially commissioned into operation the Pedro Plains Irrigation System, which will benefit scores of farmers in South St. Elizabeth.In delivering the keynote address, Mrs. Simpson-Miller noted that the irrigation system will address the needs of farmers in Pedro Plains, Little Park and Beacon. “Today is your day. for everyone wishing to put land into productive use water is essential as water is life,” she noted.According to the Prime Minister, the commissioning of a project to benefit farming communities fits into her vision for rural development. “The Minister of Agriculture understands my passion and my vision for community development for if we are serious about this, then we have to deal with rural development and if so, then proper irrigation must be a part of the programme,” she stated.“Just as we have placed a lot of emphasis on the development of our cities and urban centres, the time has come when we should be placing the same emphasis and giving priority to rural development and that is why I had a meeting with the Urban Development Corporation’s (UDC) board and I told them that they would have to find a way to deal with rural development as well,” she informed.In the meantime, she noted that the Pedro Plains project marked the beginning of things to come, as there are many other initiatives on the drawing board, which will impact in a significant way on the country’s farmers.“The Minister of Agriculture will at some time tell you more about these projects about which I have had much discussion about some of the ideas that I would love to see implemented across the country, as we recognise that you are not only feeding us but you are also feeding our visitors, and I want to thank you for your contribution to national develop and to export,” the Prime Minister stated.The Pedro Plains Irrigation System is the first flagship project to be delivered under the government’s National Irrigation Development Master Plan (NIDP), which is being piloted by the National Irrigation Commission (NIC), with a view to increase farmer participation in the agricultural sector.The project complements the government’s long-term agricultural development strategy up to the year 2015, by which time it is projected that some 6, 900 farming families would have benefited directly from three major flagship projects being undertaken by the NIC and its partners in various sections of the island. RelatedPM Commissions Pedro Plains Irrigation System into Servicecenter_img PM Commissions Pedro Plains Irrigation System into Service UncategorizedJune 29, 2007 Advertisementslast_img read more

CU Board of Regents Special Meeting on Feb. 3

first_imgMEDIA ADVISORY The University of Colorado Board of Regents will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 3, on the Fitzsimons campus in Building RC-1 North Tower. The board will convene in the Hensel-Phelps Auditorium at 3 p.m. and immediately go into executive session. A public meeting will follow the executive session. The special meeting was called to consider the recently publicized comments of Professor Ward Churchill of the department of ethnic studies at CU-Boulder. For more information call (303) 492-6206. DIRECTIONS From the intersection of Montview Boulevard and Peoria Street, take Montview east past Quentin to the first available public parking lot on the right, the Aspen lot. Published: Feb. 1, 2005 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Gov’t moves to abolish corporal punishment

first_img CONTACT: LATONYA LINTON RelatedGov’t moves to abolish corporal punishment Gov’t moves to abolish corporal punishment ParliamentJanuary 21, 2011 RelatedGov’t moves to abolish corporal punishment RelatedGov’t moves to abolish corporal punishment FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Ministry of Education has developed a Green Paper on Safe School Policy, which will, among other things, abolish the use of corporal punishment in all schools. The policy is to be submitted to Cabinet soon and tabled in Parliament by next month, said Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, at Wednesday’s (Jan. 19) session of the House of Representatives. He noted that from a public policy perspective, to be successful, the reform must not only make provision for the prohibition of corporal punishment, but also for the introduction of alternative disciplinary practices. He said that the abolition of corporal punishment must also be seen within a wider, conceptual framework, which entails the removal of all forms of violence against children in schools, including verbal, mental and emotional abuse, which can be as damaging to a child’s wellbeing as a physical blow. Minister Holness comments follow reports in the media that a boy was blinded in one eye after the belt his teacher was using to punish another child caught him in the eye. According to the Education Minister, the use of “moderate and reasonable corporal punishment as a means of disciplinary sanction is legal in all schools in Jamaica except early childhood institutions. He noted however, that the Government is seeking to change the laws to abolish its use at all level of the education system. He said that while the Ministry now has no power to discipline or dismiss teachers, who fail to comply with the directive against the use of corporal punishment that authority rested with the school boards and “is subject to the vagaries of the individual views of the board members and school staff.” The Safe School Policy adopts a multi-layered approach to safe schools and is comprised of prevention, intervention, and intense intervention and crisis management strategies.                                               Advertisementslast_img read more

Climate Change Meeting Ends On Positive Note

first_imgClimate Change Meeting Ends On Positive Note Climate ChangeJanuary 20, 2013 RelatedClimate Change Meeting Ends On Positive Note A four-day exploratory meeting aimed at examining idea concepts for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) projects in Jamaica’s energy Sector that have a climate change mitigation potential, ended with stakeholders feeling empowered.This was disclosed by Dr. Oscar Coto, international consultant with the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) which falls under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change following the final meeting at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on January 16.The meetings were convened to generate a platform for opportunities on activities in Jamaica’s energy sector and that could have a climate change mitigation potential. NAMA is used by various countries as a vehicle to explore and maintain efforts and commitments under the international framework convention on Climate Change.“The general impression that we received is that there is an interest in the consideration of the NAMA possibilities in Jamaica.  From there, obviously supported by the various technical assistance, the government will take a decision on their priorities,” he said.This was supported by head of the Latin-America Energy Organization (OLADE), sub-regional office in Jamaica, Dr. Conroy Watson who told JIS News that he too was pleased with the outcome of the meetings.“We are heartened by the responses and reactions that we’ve gotten so far. One of the areas of merit is the extent to which financial institutions including the private banks are active in the energy field and that’s a plus because ultimately it means that when the sector is capitalized the benefits are more forthcoming,” he said.Participants included stakeholders from the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ);  the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change; Wigton Wind Farms Limited; The Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, as well as representatives from various universities.A workshop is being planned for Februay to further explain and discuss these matters as well as generate greater involvement among stakeholders and participants.He says the details will be worked out and notification given. RelatedClimate Change Meeting Ends On Positive Note RelatedClimate Change Meeting Ends On Positive Notecenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Story HighlightsA four-day exploratory meeting aimed at examining idea concepts for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) projects in Jamaica’s energy Sector that have a climate change mitigation potential, ended with stakeholders feeling empowered.This was disclosed by Dr. Oscar Coto, international consultant with the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) which falls under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change following the final meeting at the Knutsford Court Hotel in Kingston on January 16.The meetings were convened to generate a platform for opportunities on activities in Jamaica’s energy sector and that could have a climate change mitigation potential. NAMA is used by various countries as a vehicle to explore and maintain efforts and commitments under the international framework convention on Climate Change. Advertisementslast_img read more