Month: October 2020

CARICOM finds Chinese support on key Climate Change issues

first_img CARICOM, Australia strengthen ties Feb 12, 2016 The Chinese delegation at the bilateral meeting with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met Monday with China on the sidelines of the Climate Conference, COP 21 in Paris, France. The CARICOM team was led by the Environment  Minister of Barbados Dr. Denis Lowe, and included the Minister of Governance, with responsibility for Natural Resources  in Guyana, Raphael Trotman and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The team found support for some of the Region’s key climate change concerns including: You may be interested in… Suriname President encourages Region to diversify economic… Strong regional collaboration credited for CARICOM’s successful Climate Change campaign  CARICOM’s well prepared and experienced team of negotiators, and a focused, unified campaign, helped the Caribbean Community get its red line climate change issues all represented in the final Agreement at the just ended Climate Change conference, COP 21, in Paris, France. And, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has…December 18, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM, UN Environment discuss closer cooperationThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has expressed strong interest in strengthening its collaboration with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to improve environmental sustainability in the Region. Regional Director and Head of the UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Leo Heileman, visited the CARICOM Secretariat on Wednesday,…January 26, 2018In “CARICOM”CARICOM Member States push climate change concerns at COP 22The Heads of CARICOM Member States’ delegations to the climate change meeting COP 22 in Morocco underscored the Region’s position that climate change was not an obscure matter but an existential one. Here are some Statements made by the Heads of Government and other Heads of Delegations to the Joint High-Level Segment…November 18, 2016In “Belize”Share this on WhatsApp (l-r) Dr. Ken Leslie (Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre; Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General; Dr. Denis Lowe, Minister of the Environment, Barbados; Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance, Guyanacenter_img Mar 10, 2016 CARPHA Upgrades the Risk of Transmission of Coronavirus in… CARICOM Climate Change Ministers meet to chart way forward Feb 28, 2020 The long-term temperature goal of well below 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levelsHaving an international legally binding agreement from the COP 21Inclusion of loss and damage as an integral part of the COP 21 agreement,and as a distinct element from adaptation, andSpecial consideration for Small Island and Low-lying Developing States (SIDS)  which include CARICOM Member States Countries and Regions have been using their presence at the COP 21 to hold bilateral engagements on Climate Change and related matters. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 5, 2016last_img read more

Eko –all in the family

first_img May 21, 2020 Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday)THE Greek myth of Narcissus inspired the name of local band, Eko. In the story, Narcissus falls in love with his own reflection after seeing himself in a river. He eventually pines away at the river’s edge. Echo, a nymph, falls in love with him but under a spell by Hera she can only repeat other people’s utterances. When the dying Narcissus calls “farewell” to his own image, Echo can only repeat the words — a final good-bye. In the place where Narcissus dies, a beautiful flower grows. All that is left of Echo after, is her voice. For the Chase sisters, Sonja, 23, and Suraya, 24, the story moved them to name their band Eko because, they said, “if anything, even if we decide to not sing anymore, what we have given to the industry will remain.” Oct 9, 2020 Jun 4, 2020 Sonja, Suraya, another sister Siobhan, and their mother Judith, were highlighted in Newsday’s January 30 article, Graduating with your mum. It related Sonja, Siobhan and Judith’s academic successes and graduation from the University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Social Sciences on the same day, last year. This achievement revealed Sonja and Suraya’s journey in music, and their debut of Keep Calm for Carnival 2019 – leading them to the finals of the IShine soca competition on Friday at MovieTowne, Port of Spain. Read more at: Newsday Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM looking to Creatives For Input, Ideas to Bolster… center_img Jul 13, 2020 You may be interested in… Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Joint Special Mission heads to Dominica

first_imgFollowing a request made by the Government of Dominica jointly to the CARICOM Secretariat (CARICOM), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the General Secretariat of the Organisation of American States (GS/OAS), to assist in the country’s efforts with various aspects of electoral reform, the three organisations have agreed to partner in a Joint Special Mission to Dominica. The Mission will meet with the principal stakeholders in Dominica’s electoral process, including the major political parties, electoral authorities, government authorities and members of civil society. It will seek to develop a deeper appreciation of and gather views on the suggested areas of reform, including, but not limited to, the introduction of identification cards for the purpose of voting, and the revision and updating of the electoral register. Following its meetings in Dominica, the Mission will present its recommendations in alignment with international electoral good practice for the consideration of the appropriate authorities. The Joint Special Mission will arrive in Roseau on 6 August 2019 and depart on 9 August 2019. UN commends CARICOM’s electoral processes Jul 2, 2020 CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jan 31, 2019 You may be interested in…center_img Government MPs pledge confidence in Prime Minister Chastanet Dec 6, 2019 Dec 6, 2018 Dominicans vote today Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Why CARICOM must celebrate Emancipation Day

first_img Jul 30, 2020 Jul 1, 2020 Observation of Emancipation Period Combines Commemoration, Celebration – CARICOM Reparations CommissionThe CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC) joins with all citizens of the English-speaking Caribbean and all others who understand and promote racial justice and equality in observing 1s August as Emancipation Day. We do this at a most important and inspiring time in our history when the Black Lives Matter and…August 1, 2020In “CARICOM”Message from CARICOM Chairman on the 186th Anniversary of the Abolition of SlaveryI urge all in CARICOM to focus on reparations for the enslavement of Africans on Emancipation Day, 2020. In our region, and elsewhere, we need to have a more thorough-going public education programme on the meaning and significance of reparatory justice for the Caribbean. Further, our governments must ramp up…July 30, 2020In “CARICOM”Emancipation remains a work in progress – Chair of CARICOM Reparations CommissionEmancipation Day Message by Dr. Hilary Beckles, Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission We join annually with communities across the world in marking the moment in which the crime of chattel enslavement was confronted and uprooted from our existential realities. For us, the moment is August 1st; other dates are…August 1, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp CARICOM Flag Raised at Barbados Government Headquarters (Barbados Today) This coming Thursday, the 1st of August 2019, is Emancipation Day – the day on which we celebrate the anniversary of the 1834/1838 abolition of slavery in the British Empire. But it is also a day on which we should celebrate our heritage of Caribbean integration, for the truth of the matter is that the successful effort to achieve the abolition of slavery was very much a regional enterprise. Make no mistake about it – while there were several economic, political and humanitarian factors that contributed to the decision to abolish the British slavery system, the most potent factor by far was the sustained and uncompromising rebellion against slavery in the Caribbean by our enslaved foreparents. Indeed, the American historian, Michael Craton, author of the book Testing the Chains, has identified no less than 75 slave plots and rebellions in the British West Indies in the 200-year span between 1638, the beginning phase of British slavery in the Caribbean, and 1838, the year in which the slavery system finally collapsed in the British colonies. Message from CARICOM Chairman on the 186th Anniversary of… Aug 1, 2020center_img Observation of Emancipation Period Combines Commemoration,… CARICOM Envoy promotes #IAMCARICOM You may be interested in… Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Mar 23, 2020last_img read more

CARIFESTA XIV Raised Bar for Technical and Marketing Standards – ASG Slater

first_img Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Oct 9, 2020 CARIFESTA XIV has raised the bar for technical and marketing standards of the festival. That was the sentiment shared by Assistant Secretary General for Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Douglas Slater at the Closing Ceremony for the fourteenth staging of the Caribbean Festival of Arts. The ceremony was held at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday August 25 to close the curtains on the culturally iconic ten-day mega festival. Dr. Slater said this CARIFESTA has been a vibrant exciting experience of sharing and showcasing CARICOM’s rich culture as well as the culture of many visiting artists and experts from outside of the Region. Showering congratulations on the Prime Minster of Trinidad and Tobago the Hon. Keith Rowley and Minister of Culture Community Development and the Arts Hon. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, he thanked them  for successfully organizing and delivering a space where everyone could connect, share and invest. Aug 20, 2020 CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Trinidad Culture Minister Hon. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly in her remarks at the ceremony said CARIFESTA XIV was a  success and proclaimed that it left people wanting more. She said the festival has impacted how the Region values Caribbean identity and shifted paradigms. She said Trinidad and Tobago was proud of hosting the Region. She compared the energy of CARIFESTA  XIV to a cultural super nova exploding in the hearts and minds of people and quoted one of the Brand Ambassadors and a performer at the Island Beats Super Concert “Voice” stating: “This star is ‘far from finished’! CARIFESTA will continue to endure throughout the chapters of the Caribbean’s history, intensifying an already luminous glow on the Region’s premiere artistic expression.” The next CARIFESTA will be hosted in Antigua and Barbuda in 2021. Minister Gadsby-Dolly in a symbolic ceremony passed a baton to Hon. Daryll Matthew, Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals and the Arts. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… center_img Jul 28, 2020 You may be interested in… Jul 13, 2020 There was also a range of performances that brought down the curtains on  CARIFESTA in true creative and expressive style, using carnival costumes and folk arts to position the Caribbean as a metaphorical rain-forest. Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… Machel Montano one of CARIFESTA XIV’s Brand AmbassadorsMachel Montano is one of the Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA XIV, which was launched in fine style on Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The launch event happened in the Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a cultural explosion fitting for the commencement of preparations for…October 24, 2018In “Anguilla”CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee MeetingThe hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV) in August 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago is at the top of the agenda of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) being held this week at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Directors of Culture as well…June 25, 2018In “Associate Member States”CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration styleThe Region’s cultural performers transformed the Kensington Oval in Barbados into a sea of Regional integration as they brought the curtains down on CARIFESTA XIII, Sunday night.  The Closing Ceremony for the ten-day festival featured performances from some of the region’s top music and dance groups, steel bands, and individual…August 28, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Prime Minister Mottley To Meet With CARICOM SG

first_img CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Ambassador LaRocque will be accompanied by Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Development, Joseph Cox; Adviser, Single Market and Sectoral Programmes, Desiree Field-Ridley; Director, Single Market and Sectoral Programmes, Richard Brown; and Officer-in-Charge of the CSME Unit in Barbados, Gladys Young. [email protected] Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Related Posts CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… 26 July, 2018 (Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will continue to push for the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) this week, when she holds another round of talks with CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in Barbados. Discussions on Friday are expected to focus on the key CSME matters to be addressed at forthcoming meetings of the Council for Finance and Planning, and the Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on the CSME. These meetings will be held in Barbados in September 2018 while the Special Meeting of the Conference on CSME, will take place in Trinidad in November. During the closed-door talks, which will also be attended by some members of Cabinet, Ms. Mottley and Secretary-General LaRocque are expected to outline how resources can be mobilised across the Community to advance these initiatives. During the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, it was noted that Prime Minister Mottley, who has lead responsibility for the CSME, will meet on a monthly basis with the CARICOM Secretariat to advance the regime. Oct 1, 2020center_img Sep 28, 2020 PM Mottley Renews Calls for Restructuring of Global… Oct 9, 2020 Barbados PM leads talks with CARICOM Secretariat on CSMEBarbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Lead Head of Government in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet with responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, on Friday held the first of her planned monthly meeting with the CARICOM Secretariat, on the CSME. The Secretariat’s team for this meeting was led by Secretary-General…July 27, 2018In “Barbados”CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in BarbadosAs a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic direction will meet today to iron out challenges to the way forward. This ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial…September 5, 2018In “Barbados”Barbados, Suriname diplomats call for more youth involvement in CARICOM(CARICOM Secretariat) Envoys of Barbados and Suriname have stressed the importance of youth participation in the regional integration movement, as they reassured the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) of their commitment to active participation in CARICOM’s success. The sentiments were expressed on Thursday, 8 November, 2018, when new Ambassadors…November 9, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Interamerican Motor Corporation Names Chris Kern Manager of Program Sales

first_imgCANOGA, CA — Chris Kern, automotive aftermarket veteran of more than 31 years has joined importer and wholesale distributor IMC (Interamerican Motor Corporation), headquartered in Canoga Park, CA, as manager of program sales. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementChris’ background includes 27 years with Beck/Anrley. He started with Beck in 1974 as a warehouse employee. While attending night school, he advanced through the organization including stints as customer service manager, warehouse manager and district sales manager. Later, Kern was promoted to Western sales manager, where he led a team of 24 district and regional managers. After a dozen years in sales management, he moved to Beck/Arnley’s headquarters in Nashville where, for seven years, he was the director of marketing. After leaving Beck/Arnley, Kern was director of national sales with Autopart International in Sharon, MA, for two years. Kern then joined Qualitee International as director of marketing. After eight months with Qualitee, (which later became AutoPartSource) he became general manager and was later named vice president/general manager. Kern has an undergraduate degree in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in marketing from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. He is the 2002 AIA Lifetime Achiever Award recipient in recognition of his contributions to the import parts industry. His new responsibilities include the development of new markets for IMC. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Gary Kremer Retires from Uni-Select USA

first_imgGary Kremer, senior vice president at Uni-Select USA, is retiring. A 35 year veteran of the aftermarket industry, Kremer will step down from his role at Uni-Select effective Friday, March 30. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition to his career at Uni-Select, Kremer is a past chairman of Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA), past chairman of the Car Care Council and past president of the Independent Auto Parts of America. He also served as an instructor for the AWDA University, now Northwood University’s University of the Aftermarket, and earned the University designation of automotive aftermarket professional (AAP). John Rutland, previously a regional VP for Uni-Select, will succeed Kremer in his corporate development role at Uni-Select. Uni-Select USA is a subsidiary of Uni-Select Inc., Canada ’s second largest distributor of automotive and heavy-duty replacement parts, equipment, tools and accessories. The Uni-Select Network includes more than 2,000 independent jobbers and services 3,142 points of sale in Canada and the United States.last_img read more

Industry Veteran Selected to Lead Fleetsource

first_imgCLIFFWOOD, N.J. — Fleetsource LLC has announced the appointment of Chuck Knott as CEO, president, and a director of the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Knott brings substantial heavy-duty diesel components business leadership experience to Fleetsource. He led EMCON Technologies’ Commercial Vehicle Emissions Business as global general manager from 2007 to 2010, achieving substantial growth in revenue and EBITDA. He also has served in general management, sales and marketing and other functional leadership positions in the heavy-duty diesel market for ArvinMeritor and Engelhard Corp. He started his career with DuPont where he served in business, manufacturing and engineering roles that included working with DuPont diesel fuel additives. Knott earned his MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech. “We are delighted to bring in a dynamic leader like Chuck,” said Fleetsource Board Chairman Tom Calibeo. “Chuck’s experience with the heavy-duty diesel market and track record of achieving substantial profitable growth in the businesses that he has led make him an excellent fit to lead Fleetsource going forward.” “I am very much looking forward to working with the Fleetsource team, our customers and industry partners to continue Fleetsource’s growth and part and service level improvements,” Knott said. “It is a very exciting and challenging time for the heavy-duty diesel aftermarket, as our customers are striving to maximize the operating efficiency of their diesel vehicles and stationary applications. We look forward to providing our customers the parts and services that they need to meet these challenges.” Advertisement Fleetsource is a regional provider of diversified products and services to the medium-duty and heavy-duty truck and diesel-powered equipment markets. Based in Cliffwood, N.J, Fleetsource offers OEM and remanufactured parts and maintenance services for technologically complex truck components and systems, along with access to one of the largest fleets of yard trucks in the U.S. for sale, lease or rent. Through five facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, Fleetsource is currently serving more than 3,000 active accounts comprised of corporate, trucking and municipal fleets. Click here for more information about Fleetsource.last_img read more

Myers Industries Names Melanie Bingham Senior Vice President of Human Resources

first_imgAKRON, Ohio — Myers Industries has named Melanie Bingham to the position of senior vice president of Human Resources (HR). Bingham will join Myers Industries effective Sept. 27.   In this position, Bingham is responsible for developing, implementing and directing the human resources plans, programs and activities including organizational development, succession planning, benefits, performance management and compensation programs throughout the corporation and its four business segments. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Bingham brings more than 20 years of experience in the HR field to Myers Industries. Since 2005, she was with Invacare Corp. of Elyria, Ohio, a $1.8 billion home health care products manufacturer and distributor, most recently serving as group human resources director. In that position, Bingham was responsible for HR leadership across multiple business units and corporate functions, including finance, IT, customer service, global operations and supply chain, quality and regulatory compliance. Prior to Invacare, from 2002 to 2005 Bingham was vice president Americas Human Resources for Novar IBS Americas, a $2.8 billion British conglomerate acquired by Honeywell in 2005. From 1991 to 2002, she served in various HR positions at Perfetti Van Melle USA, subsidiary of a $1.2 billion privately held candy manufacturer and distributor based in the Netherlands. She started her career in industrial labor relations and personnel positions from 1985 to 1991 with Multi-Color Corp. (formerly Georgia Pacific), a leader in consumer labeling and packaging based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Commenting on Bingham’s appointment, Myers Industries’ President and CEO John Orr, stated, “Melanie not only brings extensive HR skills and knowledge to our business, she also brings a global leadership perspective and strategic attributes vital to our organizational development and growth. We are pleased to have her join our team.” Advertisement Bingham holds a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University in New Jersey and a bachelor’s degree in management from Northern Kentucky University. Click here to learn more about Myers Industries.last_img read more