St. Catherine Parish Council Launches Drive to Build Safer Communities

first_imgRelatedSt. Catherine Parish Council Launches Drive to Build Safer Communities FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedSt. Catherine Parish Council Launches Drive to Build Safer Communities RelatedSt. Catherine Parish Council Launches Drive to Build Safer Communities St. Catherine Parish Council Launches Drive to Build Safer Communities CommunityFebruary 19, 2013Written by: Andrea Brahamcenter_img The St. Catherine Parish Council has begun a drive to build safer communities and enhance public order across the parish.The Council has officially launched the Parish Safety and Security Committee, which will spearhead a campaign to increase the citizens’ participation in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of actions to improve their safety and security.Speaking at the launch, in Spanish Town, on February 14, Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, congratulated the Council and its key partners for taking on the leadership role to address safety and security in the parish.The Minister said that for far too long there has been the feeling that security is the sole responsibility of the police. He noted that it is only when people act together to find solutions for sustainable peace and harmony, will there be a real decline in acts of violence and other contributing factors that minimize safety at the community level.“It is due to the measureable interventions of this project and other major initiatives from the Ministry of National Security, the hard working members of the Jamaica Constabulary Force and brave commitment of the St. Catherine Parish Development Committee and other partners, that this parish is boasting a lower rate of major crimes over the past 12-18 months,” Mr. Arscott said.Mayor of Spanish Town, Councillor Norman Scott, outlined several initiatives that the committee has spearheaded since its formation, including a Safety and Security Symposium which saw over 250 community members from Old Harbour, Linstead and Spanish Town getting together to share concerns and ideas that will promote safety and security for all.“The concerns were documented, prioritised, and will therefore determine which issues will be addressed in the short, medium and long term,” Mayor Scott said.He said the message of safety and security will be taken around the parish with public education events slated for February 27 in Old Harbour; February 28 in Linstead and March 11 for Spanish Town.Mr. Scott also informed that a safety audit has been done in selected communities to document existing safety hazards.Mayor Scott also addressed the issue of sexual assault and handed out posters and flyers at the official launch.The flyer depicted the message: ‘Real Men Don’t Rape’; encouraging respect for females, many of whom have been victims of abuse.“We believe that this positive message will result in behavioural change, one man at a time. This message will be taken to all our major townships as well as our rural areas,” Mayor Scott said.Among those participating in the launch were United Nations Development Programme’s Resident Representative to Jamaica, Dr. Arun Kashyap; Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Novelette Grant; Representative of the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Robert Hill and Head of the Parish Development Committee, Earl Hyde. Story HighlightsThe St. Catherine Parish Council has begun a drive to build safer communities and enhance public order across the parish.The Council has officially launched the Parish Safety and Security Committee, which will spearhead a campaign to increase the citizens’ participation in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of actions to improve their safety and security.Speaking at the launch, in Spanish Town, on February 14, Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Noel Arscott, congratulated the Council and its key partners for taking on the leadership role to address safety and security in the parish. Advertisementslast_img read more

Gage-Grey Appointed CEO of CDA

first_imgGage-Grey Appointed CEO of CDA CultureApril 9, 2014Written by: JIS Editorial Photo: JIS PhotographerChief Executive Officer, Child Development Agency, Mrs. Rosalee Gage-Grey. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedRastafari Village opened in St. James RelatedJamaicans Urged To Reach Out To Children Related25 Persons and Groups Get PM’s Youth Awards for Excellencecenter_img The Public Service Commission has announced the appointment of Mrs. Rosalee D. Gage-Grey as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Child Development Agency (CDA), with effect from March 1, 2014.A Senior Executive with over 25 years experience, she began her career in the Public Service in 1987 in the then Income Tax Department. After successfully completing the Revenue Agents training programme, she was assigned to the Ministry of Finance in October 1989.She then moved on to the CDA in 2003 in the position of Director, Human Resource Management and Administration, a post she held until her appointment as CEO.  Mrs. Gage-Grey holds the MSc. Degree in Human Resource Development (1999) from the University of the West Indies and the Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) (1992) from the University of Technology.She is an Elder at the Trinity Moravian Church, a Community Leader, Project Coordinator at UNITAS of Jamaica and a Vice Chairman of Tax Administration Jamaica Audit Committee. Advertisements Story HighlightsMrs. Rosalee D. Gage-Grey as CEO of the Child Development Agency, with effect from March 1, 2014.A Senior Executive with over 25 years experience, she began her career in the Public Service in 1987 in the then Income Tax Department.She then moved on to the CDA in 2003 in the position of Director, Human Resource Management and Administration, a post she held until her appointment as CEO. Gage-Grey Appointed CEO of CDAJIS 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 fullscreenPlaylast_img read more

Keppel FELS nets $85M worth liftboat order from Crystal Heights

first_imgKeppel FELS Limited, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract from Crystal Heights Holdings Limited, a company specialised in the offshore oil and gas market, to build a high specification liftboat worth $85 million.The liftboat is designed by Keppel O&M’s liftboat design specialist, Bennett Offshore in collaboration with Keppel FELS. Scheduled for delivery in 4Q 2017, the liftboat will have provisions enabling it to operate in China, the Middle East and the Gulf of Mexico.Liftboats are vessels used to support offshore platforms in construction, accommodation and well intervention as well as maintenance and installation.Wong Kok Seng, Managing Director of Keppel O&M (Offshore) and Keppel FELS, said, “This latest contract from Crystal Heights is the second liftboat based on Keppel’s innovative proprietary solution that Keppel has been contracted to build within a year.“We have leveraged our jackup rig technologies and expertise to develop our own series of liftboat designs that is able to value add to the industry. For instance, it will have a higher freeboard for safer operations and retractable spud cans flushed to the bottom of the rig’s hull which reduces drag when transiting between locations.“Even as the market for drilling rigs remains depressed, Keppel has the versatility and capabilities to design and build other products that are in demand, such as mobile units for plug and abandonment, accommodation and maintenance.”Kenny Cai, Director of Crystal Heights, added, “Despite the current low oil price environment, there are a large number of offshore platforms in the world that require more efficient and cost-effective solutions such as the use of a dedicated liftboat for their maintenance, upgrading as well as removal. Besides being utilised in the Gulf of Mexico and West Africa, they are also increasingly being employed by key operators in China, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.“Building our first liftboat with a reputable shipyard will enable us to establish an early foothold in the market, especially in the Asian region which currently has the least number of liftboats available per platform. Having worked with Keppel on previous projects before, I am confident that we can look forward to receiving a best-in-class liftboat from them promptly and safely.”last_img read more

LSU collapses late in 66-65 loss to NC State

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — LSU’s return to the NCAA Tournament following a six-year absence went brilliantly for 30 minutes. The athletic and precocious Tigers overwhelmed North Carolina State at times, and it looked as if they had finally arrived for coach Johnny Jones.Then the misses piled up. Frustration followed. A maddeningly familiar result, too.Better days may be ahead in Baton Rouge, but this one is going to sting for a while after BeeJay Anya’s hook shot rolled around and in with a second to play to lift the Wolfpack to a 66-65 victory.It was the latest and most painful collapse in a season pockmarked with them for the ninth-seeded Tigers. There was the meltdown against No. 1 Kentucky last month. The baffling loss to Auburn in the Southeastern Conference tournament a week ago.And now there is a long offseason to figure out how the Tigers missed their final 12 field goals and six crucial foul shots that allowed the Wolfpack to somehow survive.“We wasn’t ready for our season to end right now,” LSU forward Jarell Martin said. “We worked real hard and felt like we had a great shot. North Carolina State, they did a great job of executing their plays down in the stretch.”The Tigers (22-11) did not. LSU appeared to have things under control when Martin hit two free throws to put the Tigers up 61-48 with 9:39 to play. LSU managed just four more free throws the rest of the way while N.C. State recovered.Anya’s second field goal in the final 45 seconds gave the Wolfpack (21-14) a date with top-seeded Villanova on Saturday.Martin finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Fellow sophomore forward Jordan Mickey had 12 points and 14 boards, and Tim Quarterman led LSU with 17 points.But the Tigers wilted when N.C. State turned up the pressure.Cat Barber led N.C. State with 17 points, Abdul-Malik Abu added 13, and Anya came up with the biggest play of the game.Senior Trevor Lacey tried to work for a shot with the clock winding down before feeding Anya in the block. Anya’s left-handed hook from about eight feet gave the tournament its fifth one-point game of the day. It was also LSU’s fourth loss by three points or less.“We knew they would make a run,” Quarterman said. “We tried to withstand it. We got a couple stops. We just couldn’t convert on the offensive end down the stretch.”Jones admitted he wasn’t sure how his young team would react in the program’s return to the NCAA tourney, maybe because the Tigers have been a talented but uneven work in progress all season.LSU alleviated any of Jones’ concerns early. Riding the athleticism of their two young big men and Quarterman’s budding confidence, the Tigers attacked. LSU filled the lane repeatedly, soaring over the Wolfpack at times and racing around them at others.During one sequence in the first half, Martin banked in a running layup, and then followed with a putback dunk in which his right hand appeared to be even with the square on the backboard before he grabbed the ball and slammed it through.Mickey ended the half with a three-point play, and then a dunk as the Tigers took a seemingly commanding 40-26 lead.Like just about everything else this year for the Tigers, comfort was fleeting.N.C. State slowed the pace just enough to force LSU to play half-court offense. The Tigers didn’t take well to the change in tempo. Their flow disappeared and the Wolfpack slowly chipped away.MURKY FUTUREThe Tigers believe they’re on the rise. How quickly they move up next year could depend on Martin and Mickey, a pair of first-team All-SEC selections. Now they head back to campus weighing whether to return for one more run or test the professional waters.“I’ll get with coach Jones, my parents and we’ll come to a conclusion,” Martin said. “I don’t have a time period on it.”TIP INSLSU: The Tigers finished 12 of 22 at the free-throw line and shot just 29 percent (7 of 24) in the second half. … LSU outscored 28 points in the paint alone in the first half, more than N.C. State managed during the opening 20 minutes.N.C. State: The Wolfpack made just 5 of 24 3-pointers. … Lacey had nine points and nine rebounds in 38 minutes. … Former LSU player Ralston Turner had 10 points against his former team.UP NEXTLSU’s season is over.N.C. State plays top-seeded Villanova on Saturday.last_img read more

QPR youngster given new one-year contract

first_imgSee also:QPR want Championship loan for striker QPR have given youngster Tom Hitchcock a new one-year contract.The 20-year-old forward, son of the club’s goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock, joined Rangers last year after being released by Blackburn.Last season he had a spell on loan at League Two side Bristol Rovers, where he scored three goals in 17 appearances.AdChoices广告 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img 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last_img read more