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Grenada Government set to make contribution to LIAT this month

first_img(Office of the Prime Minister of Grenada) – The Government of Grenada has announced its intention to make a cash contribution to LIAT by the end of this month. Minister of Trade, Industry, Cooperatives and CARICOM Affairs, Honourable Oliver Joseph said the decision was made at Monday’s Cabinet meeting. Making the announcement on Tuesday at the weekly Post Cabinet Press Briefing, Honourable Joseph said Government’s decision comes against the backdrop of agreement by CARICOM Heads of Government at their recent inter-sessional meeting, that LIAT should be restructured. LIAT CEO Resigns Jul 27, 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Aug 6, 2020 You may be interested in… Oct 12, 2020 CAL Launches EC Service as LIAT Reorganises – CARICOM… LIAT Administrator Gives Aug. 15 Deadline to Submit Claims,… LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… LIAT’s owner-governments meet on finance plan(Barbados Today) Shareholder governments of the cash-strapped regional airline, LIAT, were meeting here late into Monday to discuss the financial crisis facing the Antigua-based airline. Vincentian Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said that the “urgent meeting” to be attended by the airline’s management and the trade unions representatives, had been…March 12, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Intra-Regional Travel is Intention of June Opening of External Borders(Now Grenada) Oliver Joseph, Grenada’s cabinet minister with ministerial responsibility for CARICOM, said that the plan is for CARICOM Member states to open external borders for regional travel only and not international air traffic for the first phase of reopening borders which are tentatively set to enforce in June 2020.…May 15, 2020In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM Heads of Government committed to competitive transportation industryHeads of Government of CARICOM are committed to deliver a competitive transportation industry, and are looking for the right model that would be fiscally appropriate for the provision of transportation services in the Region. The CARICOM Heads of Government had extensive discussions on regional transportation during their two-day Intersessional Meeting…March 5, 2019In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp He said, “For Grenada, we have always maintained that we would like to see LIAT continue to serve the people of the region, but in order for us to contribute state resources to LIAT, the airline must be restructured and operated in a manner that ensures sustainability.” The value of Government’s contribution is yet to be determined as they are awaiting information from the regional airline. Minister Joseph said, “The amount of money that we will contribute will be based on the information submitted to us by the LIAT Board, which we hope to receive very shortly, so that by the end of the month, we can make a cash contribution.” In addition to the cash payment this month, Government is also willing to pay LIAT additional funds based on load factor. Explaining this concept, Minister Joseph said, “If for example LIAT is operating a flight between Trinidad and Grenada that is unprofitable, Government will pay to ensure that the airline breaks even on that particular route.” Government is hopeful that going forward there will be a financial turnaround for LIAT. Minister Joseph said, “If you’re operating a business, you have to ensure that it is sustainable over the long run. We have to ensure sound financial management and reporting from the LIAT Board.” It is also Government’s position that there should be no political interference in the management of the regional airline. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… At a press conference at the conclusion of the Meeting, #CARICOMOrg Chair, Dr. Timothy Harris, PM of St. Kitts and Nevis said https://t.co/1Qz9QoBuE0 that in order to boost and facilitate the free movement of goods & people, transportation had to be affordable.— CARICOM (@CARICOMorg) March 5, 2019last_img read more

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Sam Quick Named Senior Director, Data Integration, Web Services for Affinia Group

first_imgANN ARBOR, MI — Affinia Group has named Sam Quick, a 27-year information technology veteran, as senior director of Data Integration and Web Services. In the newly created position, Quick will report to Jim Burdiss, vice president and chief information officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Quick’s career has included all aspects of strategic information technology management, including shaping the e-commerce programs for three major pharmaceutical companies and managing enterprise software and web applications for manufacturing, healthcare, communications and aftermarket products organizations. He comes to Affinia from Smurfit Stone, a Chicago-based packaging company where he served as director of IT Applications. “Sam has the expertise to lead two of our most important information technology priorities – integration of IT systems internally and with our channel partners and our presence on the web,” Burdiss said. “He will play a central role in strengthening Affinia’s global IT infrastructure in support of our customers worldwide.” In addition to his service with Smurfit Stone, Quick’s career has also included positions as manager of Electronic Commerce and System Support for Merck AgVet, manager of EDI Operations and Support for McDonnell Douglas/BT Tymnet and director of E-Commerce for Moog Automotive. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Fontbonne University. For more information about Affinia, visit: www.affiniagroup.com.last_img read more

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Salzgitter and Sunfire collaborate

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IHS CERAWeek 2015: Takeaways from Day 2

first_img#CERAWeek @Total CEO: I hope new president will stabilize Nigeria @offshoreenergyt — Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 Our industry struggles under policies from the 1970s says @exxonmobil CEO Tillerson #CERAWeek @navingooe @offshoreenergyt— J. Femke Hoogeveen (@JFemkeHoogeveen) April 21, 2015 Budget cuts, less exploration… We must do more this time than hit the brakes, CEO @statoilasa says. @navingooe #CERAWeek— J. Femke Hoogeveen (@JFemkeHoogeveen) April 21, 2015 #CERAWeek @exxonmobil CEO: Take any oil price forecast and you’ll be right. At some point. @offshoreenergyt pic.twitter.com/9EckGABrj6 — Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 Offshore Energy Today Staff #CERAWeek @Total CEO: Total is keen to do business in Iran— Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 “Safety comes down to individuals” – says BP CEO Robert Dudley #CERAWeek @navingooe — J. Femke Hoogeveen (@JFemkeHoogeveen) April 21, 2015 “Cleaner coal? There’s no such thing…” CEO @statoilasa #CERAWeek — J. Femke Hoogeveen (@JFemkeHoogeveen) April 21, 2015 ExxonMobil CEO Rex W. TillersonOur team is attending this year’s IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, USA.These are the Day 2 (April 21, 2015) takeaways they tweeted:A lot of people eager to hear what @exxonmobil CEO has to say. #CERAWeek @offshoreenergyt pic.twitter.com/aPjpene9Qs— Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 Massive industry restructuring to be expected in UK re North Sea E&P. BP to invest 10 bln in new projects @navingooe #CERAWeek— J. Femke Hoogeveen (@JFemkeHoogeveen) April 21, 2015 #CERAWeek @exxonmobil CEO: U.S. needs to promote free trade in energy ( oil and gas)— Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 @Total CEO: we’re working with European and Chinese banks following Russia sanctions #endofdollarhegemony #CERAWeek @offshoreenergyt — J. Femke Hoogeveen (@JFemkeHoogeveen) April 21, 2015 #ceraweek @exxonmobil CEO: U.S. Arctic offshore potential can be developed using existing technology pic.twitter.com/OxV5GcJudv — Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 #CERAWeek @BP_plc CEO Bob Dudley: We spent $44B on claims and oil spill restoration since 2010/#DeepwaterHorizon pic.twitter.com/vvKlaNKfP3— Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015 #CERAWeek @exxonmobil CEO: Oil prices could remain low for a couple of years — Bartolomej T (@BartolomejT) April 21, 2015last_img read more

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Van der Vlist sails across Europe

first_imgThe project involves transporting 16 large metal pieces, each weighing around 15 tonnes, on lowbed trailers. These trailers were mobilised due to the cargo’s height of 4.2 m.  The 3,000 km journey across the continent required multiple permits and escorts, in line with the regulations set in each of the five countries traversed.www.vandervlist.comlast_img

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Heavy transformers arrive in Sellindge

first_imgAfter arriving at the port, Collett discharged the first unit from the hold of the vessel onto an SPMT combination, before it was moved to storage at the port. The second transformer was then lifted from the vessel and secured on to Collett’s Scheuerle girder bridge trailer.The combination, which measured 79.5 m long, then began the 30-mile (48.3-km) journey to the substation in Sellindge, Ashford.Due to its length, the trailer was unable to navigate the roads around the project site. Ground loading restrictions also limited the options for final delivery. To overcome this, Collett reloaded the transformer on to SPMTs, equipped with a power pack module.Collett subsequently manoeuvred the unit onto a temporary plinth. It was moved into final position at a later date by means of a jack and slide system.With the first transformer safely on site, Collett returned to the port of Dover and loaded the second unit in preparation for transport.www.collett.co.uklast_img read more

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European Bulls charge into the ring

first_imgJANUARY 13 saw the launch in Rotterdam of an alliance of private rail freight operators known as European Bulls.The alliance is modelled on airline groupings such as the Star Alliance, which the Chairman of European Bulls Matthias Raith cited in his address as guaranteeing ‘high quality over the entire route’ even though the user, or his freight, is transported by several carriers. ‘We are linking our services and operating areas to enable freight customers to use rail for their European long-haul transport requirements’, he said.Raith is Managing Director of rail4chem, which now has branches in Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland and has provided much of the impetus for the launch of European Bulls. Other members of the alliance are Ferrovie Nord Cargo of Milano, Italy, LTE of Graz, Austria, Viamont of Ustí nad Labem in the Czech Republic and Comsa Rail Transport, a Spanish track maintenance contractor planning to launch open access operations.Noting that ‘rail transport has steadily lost market share, particularly for transporting top-quality goods fast, reliably and safely’, Raith said that ‘the state railways have experienced difficulties in meeting the altered requirements of industry on account of their nationally-oriented and egoistic structures. We want to achieve a significant increase in rail’s share of international transport services in the next few years.’The alliance has set ambitious targets of growing its business by 35% a year and achieving a market share of 35% of European rail freight by 2015. To help bring this about it says it will pool experience and resources, plan services jointly, optimise capacity and integrate IT systems. The partners plan to combine their purchasing and to use English as a common language. According to European Bulls’ General Manager Rob Spierings, the former head of ShortLines, the alliance has access to a fleet of more than 100 locos, and this could grow significantly over the next 10 years.A key factor, according to Raith, is that ‘one partner is responsible to the customer for handling the entire international service. Via European Bulls, this partner can guarantee that in all countries in which it does not operate itself it has partners ensuring under its responsibility the uniform quality of the transport services provided.’The alliance is not exclusive and members are free to work with other partners; at the same time, European Bulls is seeking further partners especially in countries where the alliance is not yet represented. English Welsh & Scottish Railway and Europorte 2, Eurotunnel’s open access subsidiary, were conspicuous by their presence at the launch. France is a major market where the alliance is seeking traffic – both rail4chem and Europorte 2 have operating licences for France. CFTA Cargo, part of the Connex group, has recently obtained a safety certificate and is expected to launch a service between northeast France and Germany later this year.The alliance did not announce any new services, but it stressed progress being made with improvements to existing services such as Graz – Duisburg and Brescia – Rotterdam. FNC plans to operate its Siemens ES64 F4 electric locos from Brescia via Switzerland to Emmerich on the German/Dutch border as soon as it receives approval.CAPTION: Alliance members participating in the launch of European Bulls were (from left to right) Pavel Skarabella of Viamont, Matthias Raith of rail4chem, Miguel Llevat of Comsa, Gerhard Eibinger and Dr Georg Pammer of LTE and Dr Luca Ronzoni of Ferrovie Nord CargoFollowing the restructuring of ICF intermodal services in December, the company has contracted Luxembourg Railways to operate open-access freight operations in Germany, hauling ICF trains between Köln and Bettembourg en route to and from Barcelona.Connex Cargo Logistics GmbH has received approval from the German Cartel Office to acquire ThyssenKrupp Stahl subsidiary Dortmunder Eisenbahn GmbH, which last year handled 16 million tonnes of freight with 34 locos and 230 staff. Essen-based energy and chemical company RAG has sold its logistics arm to DB’s freight holding company Stinnes AG for €85m.last_img read more

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U17 Reggae Girlz gear up for CONCACAF Women’s Champs

first_imgFresh from their final prep camp held recently in Tampa, The U17 Reggae Girlz are in fighting form for the upcoming CONCACAF Women’s Championship, says assistant coach, Xavier Gilbert. With the Championship starting March 3 in Grenada, Coach Gilbert says the girls “should be competitive in the tournament.”The young athletes, who want 1 game and drew 2 practice games in their recent Florida camp, will face a difficult group, alongside powerhouse such as USA, Costa Rica, and defending champions Mexico. Coach Gilbert, however, says the team boasts players with diverse skill sets and exposures, as “We have quite a number of players from Jamaica, USA and Canada, so it’s a combination of six to seven players from each country.”“The girls know what they have to do, the good thing about it is that most of these girls have played against them (US players) in club or state championships. So they know each other pretty well and its just for them to go out there and represent well,” he added.The two finalists and the third-placed team will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan in September.last_img read more

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South Sudan Unity Government asked to include women in appointment of…

first_imgSouth Sudan women have called on the unity transitional government to include more women in the various branches of the government.“We are here to explain or to enlighten the women and educate them about the peace agreement, and let everybody have it in his hand to understand what the agreement our government signed is all about,” Said Zeinab Yassin, chairlady of the South Sudan Women’s General Association during a two day national conference in Juba.South Sudanese woman must understand the peace agreement so as to know which role to play in the reconciliation and healing process. Over 450 South Sudanese women from across the nation gathered in Juba on Wednesday for a two days peace conference aimed at updating women on the status of implementation of the peace agreement and the process of reconciliation for women in the country.Ms. Yassin called on the Transitional Government of the National Unity to include women in yet to be formed Commission for Truth, Reconciliation and Healing and to appoint at least one female judge to the Hybrid court for South Sudan, which is outlined in the August peace agreement according to VOA.last_img read more

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EC$54 million boost for agriculture

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (left) with Ambassador Mikael Barfod, Head of the EU Delegation to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, during the launch of the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM).An injection of EC$54 million (15.5 million Euros) from the European Union (EU) in the island’s agriculture is expected to boost that sector significantly.Thursday, 9th May, marked the official launch of the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM), which is a series of measures aimed at “strengthening the viability of agriculture and increasing its productivity and competitiveness”.The $54 million investment will be targeted at the underlying weaknesses in the agricultural sector relating to competitiveness and low productivity over a five year period.During the launching ceremony at the Agricultural Training Center in La Plaine, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit noted that this investment means that it can no longer be business as usual.“We have to therefore do it right and we have to do so against the backdrop of an ageing farmer population, adverse weather pattern and the loss of preferential treatment which we once enjoyed in the EU market,” he said.Ministers of Government, Chief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste (grey blouse) and part of the EU Deligation, First Counselor, Head of Selection, political, trade, press and information, Claude Bochu (brown jacket, blue undershirt).A number of young persons are expected to be targeted under the BAM according to Mr. Skerrit, who indicated that efficient, young and business minded farmers will be targeted.Eighteen feeder roads are also expected to benefit through this program.“BAM will also provide the necessary financing for building, rehabilitating and upgrading feeder roads across the country,” said the Prime Minister. He noted further that the best of plans and availability of financial resources would not by itself bring about the transformation of the sector.Farmers and other invited guests.“Our attitude to work, the productivity of our labour and our commitment to adhere to the best practices in production, harvesting and packaging, all have to be transformed if we are to achieve the objectives of the BAM,” he stated.Meanwhile, European Union Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Mikael Barfod said the BAM is one of the major EU assistance programs to Dominica.He noted that the aim of this BAM support package is to “assist Dominica in adjusting to the new trading arrangements resulting from the reduction of the import tariff on bananas, and will focus on boosting the competitiveness of the banana sector, promoting economic diversification and addressing broader social, economic and environmental issues”.Mr Barfod said the EU, to a large extent, understands the challenges faced by Dominica and “really appreciates Dominica as a very good development partner and will continue to be proactive in identify the country’s needs in this trying and economic times”.Dominica Vibes News Share 34 Views   4 commentscenter_img Tweet LocalNews EC$54 million boost for agriculture by: – May 9, 2013 Sharelast_img read more