Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 Heads of Government and other Heads of Delegation at the 27th CARICOM Inter-sessional in Placencia, Belize. Front row: (l-r) CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Prime Minister, Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell; Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley; President, Guyana, H.E. David Granger; Prime Minister, Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow; Prime Minister, Barbados, Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart; Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CARICOM Heads engage President of Estonia at 30th Inter-Sessional MeetingFront row – (l-r) : Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves; Prime Minister of Dominica Hon Roosevelt Skerrit; Prime Minister of Barbados Hon Mia Mottley; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon Allen Chastanet; Prime Minister of Jamaica,…February 26, 2019In “CARICOM”Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads – Official Photo The Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government began Monday 26, and will continue Tuesday 27 February, at the Marriott Hotel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Here is the Official Photo of the Heads of Government and Heads of Delegation in attendance. (From left) Dr Hon. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier, BVI…February 26, 2018In “General”COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOMCOMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 26-27 February, 2018, Port-au-Prince, Haiti The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27…March 1, 2018In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Back row: (l-r) Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, Bahamas; Clara Gardner, Turks and Caicos Islands; Ashwin Adhin, Vice President, Suriname; A. J. Nicholson, Foreign Minister, Jamaica; Camillo Gonsalves, Economic Planning and Sustainable Development Minister, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Francine Baron-Royer, Attorney General, Dominica; Alva Baptiste, Foreign Minister, St. Lucia. The Meeting is now into its second and final day. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…
CARICOM congratulates new Cuban President[su_pullquote align=”right”]“The Community extends its best wishes to you and your administration as you lead your People to new thresholds of development and wellbeing.” – CARICOM Secretary-General[/su_pullquote](CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new President of the Republic of Cuba,…May 4, 2018In “General”Guyana’s new President welcomes CARICOM SG among first guestsGeorgetown, GINA, May 18, 2015: High on the agenda of His Excellency David Granger and his soon-to-be-sworn in administration will be to accelerate infrastructural and economic developments with CARICOM and Guyana’s other immediate neighbours. During his first official day in Office as Guyana’s 8th Executive President, Brigadier Rtd. Granger held brief…May 19, 2015In “Associate Member States”CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new PresidentCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption to office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looks forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at its next Meeting. Dr Ali Took the oath…August 4, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Ambassador LaRocque told the Brazilian President that the Caribbean Community extended its “best wishes” to him and his administration “for a successful term of office as you lead your People to new levels of development and prosperity.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended congratulations to the new President of Brazil, His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro, on his recent assumption to office. In a congratulatory message on behalf of CARICOM, the Secretary-General said “your election to your country’s highest office attests to the confidence of the Brazilian electorate in your leadership.” “The people of Brazil have entrusted you with the critical task of leading the country on its continued path to sustained socio-economic development,” Ambassador LaRocque stated, noting that the Community “highly values the close and friendly relationship that it has forged with Brazil over the years.” “Our bonds have been strengthened and facilitated by political engagements at the highest levels. The Community looks forward to maintaining and strengthening the relationship and the goodwill and cooperation which characterise CARICOM–Brazil relations,” the message stated.
Dirk Bremm was named the new president of BASF’s Coatings division, effective April 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementHe succeeded Dr. Markus Kamieth, who was appointed to the board of executive directors of BASF SE. Kamieth had led the Coatings division since 2012.Bremm earned his master’s degree in business administration at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management in Leipzig, Germany. He joined BASF in 2000 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.After holding different positions in various segments of BASF Group – including head of business management, Polyamide and Intermediates Europe in Ludwigshafen, and vice president of BASF Coatings Solutions in Tultitlán, Mexico – Bremm served as senior vice president for Construction Chemicals Americas in Beachwood, Ohio.In his new role, he will be located in Muenster, Germany.
The Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) recently released its 2017 Flood Protection Plan Update.The Central Valley Flood Protection Plan (CVFPP) is a strategic and long-range plan for improving flood risk management in the Central Valley.Prepared by the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in accordance with the Central Valley Flood Protection Act of 2008 (Act) and adopted by the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB) in June 2012, the CVFPP guides the state’s participation in managing flood risk in areas protected by the State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC).The Draft 2017 CVFPP Update is the first major 5-year update to the CVFPP in accordance with the Act.It updates and refines the overall near- and long-term investment needs established in the 2012 CVFPP, and includes recommendations on policies and funding to support comprehensive flood risk management actions.Comments on the 2017 CVFPP Update will be accepted through March 31, 2017.
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Credit: Proper DistributionYorkshire folk artist Jack Rutter released his debut solo album Hills in 2017, which received critical acclaim within the genre. Two years on from that album, Rutter has collaborated with producer Joe Rusby for his second album Gold of Scar & Shale. A collection of unearthed gems from the folk canon, all of which are rare and many previously unrecorded, Rutter continues to forge his own path in the folk genre with his stripped-back approach.Gold of Scar & Shale opens with I Was Once a Young Ploughboy and it’s a nice moment to get reacquainted with Rutter’s distinctive voice. He’s been compared to Seth Lakeman more than a few times but vocally he’s very different. His delivery is inflected with touches of his Yorkshire heritage, making his voice very memorable. If you need proof then have a listen to The Lancashire Liar and try getting it out of your head after it finishes. I was singing it for hours after my first listen.The stories these songs tell are steeped in English history. Over half of them have ties to Rutter’s native Yorkshire and the inlay explains how he discovered each track. From manuscripts and books, through to being inspired by other artists. Fair Janet & Young James is one of the gentler moments on the record and it’s a track that allows Rutter to shine brightly. The Brundeanlaws, which Rutter discovered by way of Mike Tickell, features him singing with the accompaniment of a fiddle. Rutter’s voice drives the melody and it’s one of the highlights here.Elsewhere on the record The Shepherd’s Song is an homage to singer and shepherd Willie Scott, Down By the Derwent Side showcases Rutter’s voice without any backing, and The Sledmere Poachers is a song about a dog named Sharp, which Rutter found in Holroyd’s Collection of Yorkshire Ballads. Fieldfares brings the album to a close and it’s a version of F. W. Moorman’s song from Songs of the Ridings, which was published in 1918.Folk music is often an acquired taste and it’s certainly not a genre that everyone finds accessible. Rutter’s Gold of Scar & Shale does a good job of broadening the genre’s appeal while staying true to its roots. Putting a more youthful face to folk, it’s no surprise that Rutter is being hailed for attracting a new audience. There is much to enjoy here and even if you don’t think you like folk, I’d suggest you give it a try as it might surprise you.Track list: 1. I Was Once a Young Ploughboy 2. The Hills of Longendale 3. The Lancashire Liar 4. Fair Janet & Young James 5. The Brundeanlaws 6. John White 7. The Shepherd’s Song 8. When Jones’s Ale Was New 9. Down By The Derwent Side 10. The Sledmere Poachers 11. Fieldfares Record label: RUTTCD025 via Proper Distribution Release date: 4th October 2019 Buy Gold of Scar & Shale
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland officers in the Stewartry are investigating a number of housebreakings.In the first one, a house in Mount Pleasant Avenue in Kirkcudbright was broken into sometime between 1500 hours on Sunday 6 and 1830 hours on Monday 7 December 2015. A small amount of money and some jewellery was stolen in the raid.In Castle Douglas, overnight Monday 7/Tuesday 8 December 2015, two business premises were broken into. The premises of Watts Motors in Station Yard Industrial Estate in the town were broken into and a large quantity of cash and a Mactools code reader valued at £300 stolen.In another break-in, at the premises of P and A Motors in New Market Street in the town were violated and Snap-On Modus diagnostic machine valued at around £5000 was stolen.Constable Lindsey Tait at Castle Douglas said “we are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to get in touch with us at Castle Douglas or Kirkcudbright through the 101 number if they can help.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInUpdate:MISSING CASTLE DOUGLAS TEENAGER FOUNDMissing 15 year old girl Alex Robson from Castle Douglas has been traced safe and well by Police.Thank you to all who assisted.Castle Douglas Police are concerned for missing 15 year old Alexandra Robson (Alex). Alex was last seen at 0810 hours this morning Friday the 30th of September 2016. She may be in the area of Carlisle or Newcastleton in the Borders. Any information phone 101 please.
On the list, which ranked Singapore as having the best police service in the world, Botswana was ranked 47th. Image courtesy: Daily News On the list, which ranked Singapore as having the best police service in the world, Botswana was ranked 47th. Image courtesy: Daily NewsBotswana’s police service has been ranked the best in Africa, according to the World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) released by two bodies, the International Police Science Association (IPSA) and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).On the list, which ranked Singapore as having the best police service in the world, Botswana was ranked 47th.The index ranked the Rwandan police as Africa’s second best (with global position of 50th) followed by Algeria (58th), Senegal (68th) and Tunisia (72nd) in that order. Completing the top 10 for Africa were, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Ghana, South Africa and Mali respectively.“WISPI measures the ability of the police and other security providers to address internal security issues in 127 countries, across four domains, using sixteen indicators,” authors of the report stated. The four domains are, capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.Despite the failure of Africa to break into the top forty, the continent filled the lower rankings. Six African countries were in the bottom 10. Cameroon and Mozambique in the 120th and 122nd spots.Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria made it an African quartet at the bottom – occupying 124th to 127 slots respectively.At the top of the global rankings, Europe dominated with eight countries. Except first place Singapore and Australia in sixth spot, all the other countries were in Europe – Finland, Denmark, Austria, Germany (2nd – 5th), Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland (7th – 10th), local media reported.