BVI Public Offices to physically reopen Monday

first_img Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… Deputy Governor of the Virgin Islands, Mr. David D. Archer, Jr. has announced through a Circular released to Public Officers that the Public Service will physically open on Monday, May 4. Oct 15, 2020 In preparation for the formal physical re-opening, the Deputy Governor said that Senior Managers, Heads of Departments and Senior Staff will work from Monday, April 27 through Friday May 1 to ensure that Government offices meet the approved hygiene and social distancing requirements for employees and the public. Oct 16, 2020center_img You may be interested in… Read more: BVI Government Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… St. Lucia records more cases of COVID Premier Fahie’s Statement: COVID-19 Update – God Is With UsMessage By Honourable Andrew A. FahiePremier of the Virgin Islands COVID-19 Update- God is with us April 6, 2020 I’d like to thank the Minister for Health, Honourable Carvin Malone for his very in-depth report to you the people of the Virgin Islands. A pleasant good day to you the people…April 8, 2020In “General”Former BVI Premier diesFormer Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Hon. Ralph Telford O’Neal, OBE., has died. The BVI said it will observe a National Period of Mourning to commence from 12 November, 2019, until the Official Funeral and Burial. All flags on Government buildings are to be lowered to Half…November 12, 2019In “British Virgin Islands”BVI Cabinet Office names first COVID-19 public service heroesThe Cabinet Office has been named the first COVID-19 Public Service Heroes following the launch of a recognition programme spearheaded by the Department of Human Resources, to recognise Public Officers who have performed exceptionally within the Service in support of the Virgin Islands’ Public Service and Territory during this global…June 26, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Cabinet approved a 90-day Operations Plan for the Public Service that will utilise a Preventing, Protecting, Delivering (PPD) strategy, which seeks to protect and prevent public officers and clients from contracting, spreading and other health risks associated with COVID-19 while delivering service to clients through the use of good hygiene and social distancing practices.last_img read more

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Qualitrol enhances online DGA monitor

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Jumbo Vision sails into Texas

first_imgThe shipment was composed of several modules, the largest of which weighed 350 tonnes, which will be installed in the deepwater Julia Field in the Gulf of Mexico. Jumbo executed this project of behalf of engineering, procurement, construction and installation firm, McDermott International.www.jumboshipping.comlast_img

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Police body-camera plan panned by defence

first_imgCriminal defence practitioners have branded police plans to use body cameras to interview suspects at crime scenes as a ‘cost-cutting exercise too far’.The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for body-worn video, chief constable Andy Marsh, said on its website that the Home Office had agreed in principle to allow the council to pilot the use of body cameras to interview suspects of certain offences in places other than police stations.‘I think this will lead to swifter, fairer and, more importantly, cheaper justice,’ Marsh said.However, Zoe Gascoyne, chair of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association, said the move ‘should be opposed by all’ as it was one step towards ‘stripping the public of their basic rights and is a cost-cutting exercise too far’.Where police officers suspected an offence had been committed, Gascoyne said it was ‘essential’ they gathered evidence prior to conducting any interview.‘It is also essential that the suspect is given their legal rights and offered advice from a solicitor,’ she said.‘Even with the most minor offences there may be issues which aren’t evident at the scene which make a body-cam interview totally inappropriate.’Issues include any sort of condition that may necessitate the requirement for an appropriate adult, Gascoyne said.A spokesperson for the NPCC told the Gazette the pilot was an ‘agreement in principle’ and that further details had not been agreed.Gascoyne said: ‘At a time when the criminal justice system has been cut to the bone, to suggest that “cheaper justice” is more important than conducting a fair and proper investigation is worrying.’last_img read more

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Ukrainian Railways orders 300 electric locomotives

first_imgUKRAINE: Transmashholding is to supply state railway UZ with 230 Type 2ES4K electric freight locomotives for 3 kV DC routes and 70 Type 2ES5K locomotives for AC routes.Last August the government approved a 28·7bn hryvnia renewal programme which would see 509 locomotives ordered in 2012-16. A preliminary agreement was reached for TMH to supply 292 2EL4 locomotives with 80% Ukrainian content, but TMH subsequently sought to transfer production from its diesel-focused Lugansk plant in Ukraine to its Novocherkassk electric locomotive works in Russia. The firm agreement signed in Kyiv on December 29 will see the twin-section locomotives produced at Novocherkassk, but requires 40% Ukrainian content. The deal is being funded by Russian banks, with deliveries scheduled for 2012-16. The locomotives will be maintained at new depot facilities to be provided in Yasinovataya near Donetsk. UZ’s Dnieper railway plans to purchase 40 Elmavalmshenebeli VL11M/6 electric locos this year, following from two in 2011. A further 55 locos will be refurbished.last_img read more

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DRINK DRIVER NUMBERS SEE DECREASE THIS FESTIVE PERIOD

first_imgNew statistics released today show that one in 35 drivers stopped during the Christmas and New Year period were over the legal limit, despite the fact that drink driving is falling.Police Scotland’s four-week enforcement campaign saw an average of 579 drivers stopped every day – with three per cent of those tested found to be over the legal limit compared to two per cent of those tested last year.The seasonal spike is in stark contrast to the general downward trend of drink driving as new data shows that 7.6 per cent fewer drivers were caught over the limit in 2015 compared to the previous year.Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said:“It is encouraging to see that the number of people caught drink driving has fallen since the introduction of the lower limit. Unfortunately there is still a persistent minority of drivers who continue to ignore the law, particularly during the height of summer and over the festive season.“Campaigns like this one help to reinforce the message that drink driving is unacceptable. Getting behind the wheel while over the limit not only puts your own life in danger but risks the lives of other road users and pedestrians too and that is why I welcome the action being taken by Police Scotland to tackle reckless road users who continue to break the law.“Of the 459 drivers caught drink driving just 19 were found to be between the old and new limit. This shows that the majority of those caught are well over the limit which is why we are working with Police Scotland on enforcement campaigns like this to crack down on this persistent minority.“If you are caught driving over the legal limit you risk facing a minimum 12 month driving ban, a criminal record, points on your licence as well as a substantial fine. The consequences of drink driving can be devastating, that is why our advice is simple. Don’t risk it. Don’t drink and drive.”Chief Superintendent Andy Edmonston, Head of Road Policing at Police Scotland, said:“Despite the encouraging 12 month drop and general downward trend in the number of drink/drug driving detections it is disappointing that during the recent Festive Drink Drive Campaign we caught 459 drivers who were prepared to cause danger to others as well as themselves.“Road Safety is a high priority for Police Scotland throughout the year and our officers will continue to target those who are intent on causing danger to others by driving whilst under the influence of drink.“I would like to take this opportunity to also thank the many members of the public who phoned the police to report suspected drunk/drug drivers during the festive period as this helped enable us to take appropriate action.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFewer people caught drink driving but small minority still ignoring the law.last_img read more

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Another Fine Mess You Could Get Yourself Into

first_imgJohn with CS Officers in Loreburn Hall car park AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInHow annoying is standing in a dog’s mess? Do you get irritated when you can’t find a parking space? Or does the site of litter lying in your street or around the town or village you live in drive you mad?Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community Safety Officers are on hand across the region to monitor and hand out fines for those who fail to pick up their dog’s mess, those who overstay their welcome in our Council disc-zone car parks and those individuals who cast aside their cigarette butts, chip wrappers and juice cans. Our Council carries out regular Community Safety Surveys and the number one grievance that members of the public have is the amount of dog fouling that lies around on our regions pavements and open spaces.Our Officers respond to concerns from residents, none more so than a recent crackdown in the Wigtownshire area. In the last week alone, 6 fines of £80 have been handed out to people who fail to pick up after their pooch. More than a dozen fines have been handed out in Wigtownshire since the start of the year. The problem of dog fouling is one that is mirrored region-wide. Two particular hot-spots where dog walkers are guilty of not picking up are Maryfield, home of Heston Rovers FC, and Park Farm, home of Dumfries Saints Rugby Club. Both areas have public footpaths running through them, but irresponsible dog owners let their pets off the lead in these wide open grass areas, allowing the dogs to foul on the grass pitches of both clubs. More than 50 fines were handed out in the last part of 2016, but still dog owners do not seem to get the message.Communities Committee Chairman Councillor Tom McAughtrie commented;“We need the public’s help with catching perpetrators – names, descriptions of dogs, times etc. We would urge the public to name and shame those they believe responsible, directly to the Community Safety Team. Any information we receive is treated in the strictest of confidence and never divulged, but it is invaluable in allowing us to dedicate patrols in a certain area at a certain time to hopefully then catch those responsible.”Tom with CS Officers and reps from Dumfries Rugby ClubA representative from Dumfries Saints Rugby Club added;“We’ve had players become unwell thanks to irresponsible dog owners. Clearly, rugby is a game played on the grass, involving a lot of sliding and tackling at ground level. People should not be exposed to dog mess whilst enjoying some leisure time. We’re working with the Community Safety Officers to hopefully put an end to this disgusting problem we have here at Park Farm.” These comments were echoed by Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Councillor John Martin; “Maryfield is one of the main open spaced areas that I cover in my local ward, and is by far and away one of the main routes of complaints I receive at surgeries and via phone and email. Children as young as 4 years old train on these pitches every week, and yet dog owners feel it is acceptable to not clean up after their dog. These dog owners should be fined for this deplorable behaviour, and I am pleased they’re being hit with the £80 fines.”Dog fouling is not the only issue our Community Safety Officers are combatting as part of their day job. Officers patrol Council owned disc-car parks in Dumfries and Stranraer and have handed out a total of 243 fines since July last year for people who do not abide by the parking restrictions. Whether it is not displaying a disc, or not returning to the vehicle by the required time, our officers will be on hand to hit motorists in the pocket with fines of £74 (£37 if it is paid within a week) a pop.Councillor McAughtrie commented;“Our Council is not responsible for on-street parking, as this falls under the remit of Police Scotland. What we are responsible for is disc zone car parks, and we try to patrol these to the best of our abilities. There is ample all day free parking in our towns, so I find it hard to sympathise with motorists who stay in a space longer than permitted. There’s clear signage in car parks that detail how long you can park there for, and we do not charge for parking discs. Our Officers do exercise a degree of leniency as we understand that people get held up in queues in shops or at appointments, but we will continue to fine those who abuse the parking restrictions in our council car parks in Dumfries and Stranraer.”Littering is also something that will land you a bill of £80 if you’re caught in the act. Officers carry out regular patrols during peak periods such as lunchtimes and weekend evenings, and have handed out fines for the dissuading of cigarette butts, crisp bags and take-away containers in recent weeks. Avoid being caught and fined for throwing rubbish away and dispose of your litter in the bins and cigarette disposal units provided.last_img read more

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Jazz Journey Continues – Be Part of It

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews Jazz Journey Continues – Be Part of It by: – September 20, 2012 Sharecenter_img Share Jazz-DJ J. at workPicard, September 20, 2012 – The Champs, Restaurant & Bar has started on a Jazz Journey two weeks ago with a live performance of Michele Henderson & Band.Last week Sunday was the first episode of the Jazz Journey with Jazz-DJ J. – one of the island’s finest experts in Jazz and Rhythm & Blues.J. tooks us from New Orleans, where the roots of the jazz are, to various places all over the world. Many different artists and lots of different styles. He also did some quizzing with the guests and took their requested favorite jazz songs as the starting point of more links from one song to another.The Jazz Journey at The Champs is going to be an every Sunday event.Once a month (the 2nd Sunday of each month) it will be live jazz music and the other Sundays Jazz-DJ J. will lead us around in the land of Jazz and R&B. Jazz launchIf you are just any bit of a jazz lover, then you definitely have to come to Picard for your Sunday lunch and be part of the new experience.Even if you’re not a jazz fan, you still want to go to The Champs for your Sunday lunch because the great lunch dishes come from the hand of Chef Eric Subin and the Portsmouth kitchen team he has been training for a while now.During live jazz lunches there is a choice of specialty dishes; on DJ-Jazz Sundays there is a menu of Riscossa pastas with a selection of rich and tasty sauces. And all this great food comes with the splendid view of Picard, Cabrits and the Caribbean Sea.Sunday Jazz at The Champs will work hard to become a landmark in Dominica. In the weeks to come music makers from all over the island will be invited to come and do short live sessions right after lunch. It will offer them a showcase to the jazz-loving public of the Nature Island.For more information call 767 445 4452.Press release 13 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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Lady Blazers nab 7th straight win in NCAA

first_imgCollege of St. Benilde Lady Blazers’ Chelsea Anne Umali finds a hole on the defense of the San Sebastian College Lady Stags. ABS-CBN SPORTS MANILA – College of St. Benilde Lady Blazers cruised to its seventh straight win in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball after a 25-17, 25-16, 25-14 sweep over San Sebastian College Lady Stags on Friday at the San Juan Arena.Rachel Austero led the way with 13 points, on 10 attacks, two blocks and a service ace, while Klarissa Abriam and Chelsea Umali combined for 19 markers for the Lady Blazers.The victory moved the Lady Blazers to a tie at second place with San Beda University Lady Red Spikers at 7-1 win-loss slate and can secure the no. 2 spot with a win over lowly Mapua University Lady Cardinals on Monday.Even with the strong showing this season, Lady Blazers head coach Jerry Yee said that they are still a lot of things to work on their performance as they prepare for the playoffs round. “Yung slow start, pati meron pa kaming small errors na dapat ayusin. Ang gusto namin ma-polish, makita ‘yung improvements. Pero okay naman ‘yung ganun. Ibig sabihin meron pa tayong mga aayusin,” Yee said.Maryrhose Dapol and Joyce Sta. Rita scored eight points each for the Lady Stags, which is in danger of missing the Final Four round for the second straight year with its 4-4 card.Meanwhile, Lyceum of the Philippine University Lady Pirates took advantage of the lapses of the Emilio Aguinaldo College Lady Generals to score a 25-17, 25-16, 27-25 win.Rocelyn Hongria finished with 17 points, on 13 attacks, three kill blocks and an ace, while Bien Juanillo and Cherilyn Sindayen combined for 19 markers for the Lady Pirates (3-5)./PNlast_img read more

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Committee seeks to bring back Pirate Days

first_imgBy ABBEY KUNKLESpecial to the PRESSA spirit of collaboration has spread across the committees of the City of South Padre Island. The Historic Preservation Committee recently jumped on board, making plans to work with the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Committee for an upcoming celebration of the City’s 43rd birthday.The Historic Preservation Committee has recently considered reviving the City’s Pirate Days celebration, which was last celebrated for the 35th birthday of the City. The celebration has historically lasted for several days, hosting vendors, a casino night, a ball and more. As it is such a large undertaking, the committee sought the help of the Parks Committee to work on plans, hoping to hold the event at the new city park and to tie into the historical significance of the park’s namesake, John L. Tompkins, who was instrumental in the development of South Padre Island.According to the City’s website, Tompkins was a pioneer developer who purchased the initial 1,470 acres of what he called “Padre Beach.” His promotion, development, and property sales began the advance of the Island as a thriving community. In addition, Tompkins provided land for construction of Padre Boulevard and installed all bilateral and secondary parallel streets as well as fresh water pipelines on the Island.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedHistoric Preservation Committee gives backBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS January 8, 2015 The Historic Preservation Committee met Tuesday afternoon for their first meeting of the New Year. Chairman Steve Hathcock has been an active member of the historical preservation community and was recently named Vice Chairman of the Cameron County Historical Commission.…January 9, 2015In “News”City parks updatesBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS South Padre Island city parks have been getting some much needed attention by the City’s Public Works Department over the last couple months. Public Works Director Armando Gutierrez gave the Parks, Recreation, and Beautification Committee and update on park maintenance at their meeting…February 26, 2016In “News”SPI Historical Preservation Committee begins Oral History projectBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Historic Preservation Committee met last week for their first meeting since January. The committee used the time to review previous plans and set goals for the year. Chairman Steve Hathcock was recently elected as Chairman of the Cameron County Historical Commission and…May 18, 2015In “News”last_img read more

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