Trinidad and Tobago gearing for more heavy rains

first_img(CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago still mopping up after heavy rains that caused widespread flooding and damage in the south and central parts of the island, is preparing for the passage of yet another inter-tropical conversion zone (ITCZ) over the next two days. Oct 16, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) in a bulletin Wednesday said that a “Yellow Level” is in effect and that there is a “70 per cent chance of heavy showers or thunderstorms during the period, which may lead to street/flash flooding as well as landslides/landslips in areas so prone”. Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Widespread flooding in Trinidad and Tobago after heavy rainfallPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct 20, CMC – The Trinidad and Tobago government Saturday said teams were working to rescue people trapped by floods and landslides caused by heavy rains here over the past 48 hours and that the full extent of the damage caused will be revealed as the…October 20, 2018In “CARICOM”Trinidad and Tobago mopping up after passage of Tropical Storm Bret9AM Radar Update: Outer Bands of Tropical Storm Bret drenching N Trinidad. Flooding is occurring across Trinidad.https://t.co/4b0ASAzPwv pic.twitter.com/B3dttdHInK — TTWeatherCenter (@TTWeatherCenter) June 20, 2017 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jun 20, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago was mopping up Tuesday after being spared the full brunt of Tropical Storm Bret, the…June 20, 2017In “CARICOM”Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Trinidad and Tobago as widespread flooding continuesPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Oct. 21, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 was felt in sections of the twin island republic on Sunday afternoon, the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) has reported. CMC said that the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St.…October 21, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Oct 15, 2020 TTMS said that gusty winds can also be experienced in the vicinity of heavy downpours, adding that rainfall accumulations of 35 – 50 millimetres (mm) can be expected, with higher amounts in isolated areas. The TTMS said that the Yellow Level would remain in effect until Friday and that potential damage can be avoided if persons monitor conditions and reduce their level of exposure. The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM), said it was urging all citizens to be extra vigilant “and to take the necessary steps to preserve life and property”. It said that while it wanted to reiterate that *Trinidad and Tobago is not under tropical storm or hurricane watch, it is nonetheless necessary for the population to take precautions to lessen any injury or damage. Earlier this month, heavy rains associated with an ICTZ caused various floods, landslide and damage to some of the country’s infrastructure. The government has since said it would pay compensation to people affected by the floods. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

Another international award for Calypso Rose

first_img Jun 4, 2020 CARICOM looking to Creatives For Input, Ideas to Bolster… The Sacem Grands Prix are musical awards given annually to professionals in the world of music by the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers (Sacem). They give rise to an annual awards ceremony, which has been held since 2006. Calypso Rose, whose real name is McCartha Linda Sandy-Lewis, is no stranger to winning top international awards. Read more at: CNC3 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Jul 13, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 May 21, 2020 CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 center_img Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Calypso Rose, 78, must find room again in her trophy cabinet for yet another international award. The holder of this country’s highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, is to be awarded the Grand Prize for World Music at the Sacem Grand Prix in France in December this year. She is among a list of awardees that includes English songwriter Ed Sheeran, in an event that will celebrate the outstanding in songwriting, music publishing, humour and classical contemporary music at Salle Pleyel on the evening of Monday 10 December. You may be interested in… Island Beats Issa Vibe: #CARIFESTAXIVIt was pure excitement and pandemonium last Saturday at the Island Beats Super Concert as the acts gave the most epic performances for CARIFESTA XIV. The Queen’s Park Savannah was filled with patrons coming from far and wide to see mega stars Machel Montano from Trinidad and Tobago and Shaggy…August 27, 2019In “Antigua & Barbuda”Nineteen countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIVWith five months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from 16 – 25 August 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago. Sixteen Caribbean Member States and Associate Members have responded to the official invitation to participate in the Festival which…March 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”CARICOM team visits TnT as preparations for CARIFESTA XIV heightenPreparations for CARIFESTA XIV are in high gear, so much so that members of the organising team from the CARICOM Secretariat went to Trinidad and Tobago to meet with the Host Country Management Committee and observe preparations for the event which is in less than three weeks! This ultimate regional…July 28, 2019In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

PM Browne advocates for Caribbean bank to deal with corresponding banking

first_img “But at the same time there’s still a problem. The corresponding banks continue to take this policy of risk and return, so as far as they are concerned the banks in the OECS (Organistion of Eastern Caribbean States)  in particular are too small and they are in essence looking to bank larger banks within the region which then forces us to consolidate to have bigger banks. There may even be the need for us to have a Caribbean bank, that is a bank that is owned by various indigenous banks in the Caribbean and one that could have branches in the US diaspora, UK diaspora (and) Canadian diaspora in order to provide services to the Caribbean in the diaspora.” Read more at: Antigua News Room Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Prime Minister addresses Nation on Airport re-opening Jun 29, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Way forward identified on correspondent banking challenge – PM BrowneThe Conference welcomed the timely and valuable guidance report from the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) and the FSB (Financial Stability Board) which states that “it is important for correspondent institutions to maintain an ongoing and open dialogue with the respondent institution(s), including helping them understand the correspondent’s anti-money laundering/counter…October 31, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Antigua PM discussed corresponding banking with CDB, JNBS(CMC) Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne met officials of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) on the Region’s efforts to address the withdrawal of correspondent banking services. The meeting also discussed the upcoming conference on de-risking in October in Antigua and…September 14, 2016In “Antigua & Barbuda”Regional initiative to tackle banking threatCARICOM Heads of Government have agreed to establish a Committee of Finance Ministers to work with the Caribbean Association of Banks on a plan to deal with the region being unjustly labeled a high-risk area for financial services. CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister of The Bahamas Rt. Hon. Perry Christie made…March 2, 2015In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp (Antigua News Room) Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne Wednesday called for the establishment of a Caribbean bank that would allow the region to counteract the position of international banks regarding corresponding banking. Caribbean countries have been arguing that the threat by banks in developed countries to withdraw correspondent banking services would exclude the region from the global finance and trading system with grave consequences for maintenance of financial stability, economic growth, remittance flows and poverty alleviation. Browne, who is leading the region’s response to the issue, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that the region has been making “slow progress” on dealing with the matter. Sep 7, 2020center_img Oct 9, 2020 CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 LIAT to be Liquidated and New Airline Formed – PM Gaston… You may be interested in… Imbert: Taxes Removed on Computers, Laptops, Tablets –… last_img read more

CARICOM must ensure high seas remain healthy, protected – Regional Workshop…

first_img You may be interested in… OPINION: Going with the Wind: Transition to Clean Energy in… Jul 23, 2020 Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for… Barbados Maritime Affairs Ministry to Co-Host Upcoming… Sep 1, 2020 Nov 7, 2019center_img Nov 14, 2019 Barbados Minister blasts blacklisting agencies (Barbados Government Information Service) CARICOM should do everything in its power to ensure that the high seas – two-thirds of ocean space over which no one state has authority – remain healthy and protected. This is according to Barbados’ Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Juliette Babb-Riley, who was speaking at the third CARICOM workshop on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction. Regional representatives attended the three-day workshop held at the Tamarind Hotel, in St. James, to discuss a new international agreement under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which focuses on the protection of the high seas. “We are negotiating a treaty with over 100 developed and developing countries from different regions, and we are trying to reach consensus on what would be the test of this new instrument. “Biologically and ecologically, there are no boundaries. Marine species move between areas that are under the jurisdiction of states and those that are outside the national jurisdiction of states. So, if you want to properly conserve your marine resources which fall under your area, you need to pay attention to what is happening beyond areas of national jurisdiction. This agreement is seeking to do that, to make sure we do what is in our power to have a healthy ocean,” she explained. Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service  Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement  Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled,…March 6, 2017In “Belize”International Day of Biological Diversity – Statement by CARICOM Secretary-GeneralThe year 2018 marks 25 years since the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993 after the 30th ratification.  It is significant that five CARICOM Member States ratified the Convention (Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados and Saint Kitts and Nevis) or acceded to it…May 22, 2018In “General”Environmentalists encouraged to consider CMS as conservation toolEnvironmentalists were on Wednesday encouraged to seriously consider the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) as a mechanism that can support Regional conservation objectives. The advice came from Dr. Thérèse Yarde, Project Coordinator, Caribbean Hub Capacity-Building ACP-MEAs at the CARICOM Secretariat. She was at the time making brief remarks at the opening…September 1, 2016In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Harlan Wawrzyniak Named Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year

first_imgCLIFTON PARK, N.Y. – Delmar, part of Cengage Learning, and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) have announced that Harlan Wawrzyniak has been named the Cengage Learning/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Delmar sponsors the national award, which recognizes the automotive technician who earns the highest composite score on the ASE certification exams, the industry standard for automotive professionals. Delmar awarded Wawrzyniak a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASE’s annual Board of Directors’ Industry Awards Dinner for achieving such notable scores on his ASE exams.  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement At left: Pictured from left to right: Tim Zilke, President of ASE; Harlan Wawrznyiak, Award Winner; Kristen Davis, Director of Professional Transportation Industry Solutions, Delmar and Joe Torchiana, ASE Board Chairman. Photo courtesy of Peter Jordan Photography of Scottsdale, Ariz. “Delmar and ASE are dedicated to improving and supporting professional education for all automotive technicians,” said Kristen Davis, director of professional transportation industry solutions, Delmar. “Mr. Wawrzyniak’s dedication to his own professional education and certification reflects that same commitment and we are honored to present him with this award.” Wawrzyniak has been an automotive technician for 40 years and is the owner of Harlan’s Auto Repair in Silver Lake, Minn. Along with his passion for cars and sports, Wawrzyniak takes pleasure in owning and operating his own business, and says he is pleased with his accomplishments on the ASE exams. “I enjoy the challenges of being a technician and I take pride in being ASE-certified,” said Wawrzyniak.  Delmar has a wide variety of learning solutions designed to help automotive technicians prepare for the ASE exams. These solutions, including ASE test preparation materials, are available in print or electronic format to best address different learning styles, and are available in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit www.trainingbay.cengage.com.last_img read more

ASA Announces Members for 2010 Operations Committees

first_imgBEDFORD, Texas – The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced its member roster for the 2010 Mechanical Division Operations Committee. Bill Moss, AAM, Ferris Automotive Inc., Warrenton, Va., was elected as Mechanical Division director. As such, Moss serves on ASA’s board of directors and chairs the ASA Mechanical Division Operations Committee. The position of Mechanical Division director is a two-year term.      Returning members of the operations committee announced by ASA’s board of directors include Howard Pitkow, AAM, Wagenwerx Inc., Wyndmoor, Pa., who is serving as assistant division director; Mike Brewster, AAM, Gil’s Garage Inc., Burnt Hills, N.Y; Merle Pfeifer, AAM, Sparks Car Care Inc., Federal Way, Wash.; Terry Wynter, AAM, Terry Wynter Auto Service Center, Fort Myers, Fla.; and Betty Jo Young, AAM, Young’s Automotive Center, Houston, Texas.      New to the committee are Douglass Kirchdorfer, AAM, Downing Street Garage, Denver, Colo.; David Kusa, Autotrend Diagnostics, Campbell, Calif.; Diane Larson, AAM, Larson’s Service Inc., Peabody, Mass.; Vernon E. Menke Jr., Menke’s Automotive Repair, Newburgh, Ind.; and Tom Piippo, Tri-County Motors, Rudyard, Mich.      The members of ASA’s Mechanical Division Operations Committee represent repair facilities of varying sizes from across the United States. The committee works on behalf of all ASA mechanical members to advance and promote the automotive service and repair industry. Several committee projects are handled through various subcommittees, which currently include education and training, marketing, parts quality and shop licensing.      ASA also has announced its 2010 Collision Division Operations Committee. Dan Stander, Jerry Stander’s Collision Works, Littleton, Colo., was named Collision Division director, which is a two-year term. As such, Stander serves on ASA’s board of directors and chairs the ASA Collision Division Operations Committee.      Additional members of the operations committee announced by ASA’s board of directors include Scott Benavidez, Mr. B’s Paint & Body Shop Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., who is serving as assistant division director. Also returning to the committee are Mike Anderson, AAM, CollisionAdvice.com, Alexandria, Va.; Dustin Eckhart, Hernandez Collision Center, Savannah, Ga.; and Mike Schoonover, Schoonover Bodyworks Inc., St. Paul, Minn.      New to the committee are Stacy Bartnik, A&B CARSTAR, Kansas City, Mo.; Tommy Clayton, Tommy’s Dent Service, Gibsonville, N.C.; Paul Duncan, AAM, Duncan’s Collision Inc., Boardman, Ohio; Steve Tomaszewski, Alpine Collision Center, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jeff Brunz, Master Europa Paint & Collision, Fort Worth, Texas; Mike LeVasseur, Keenan Auto Body Inc., Clifton Heights, Pa.      Members of ASA’s Collision Division Operations Committee represent shops of varying sizes from across the United States. The committee works on behalf of all ASA collision members to advance and promote the collision repair industry. Several committee projects are handled through various subcommittees, which currently include refinish, automobile manufacturer, estimating, insurance and crash parts.      The dates and location for the 2011 ASA annual business meeting have not yet been determined. The association’s annual trade shows – the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) and the Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) – will be held during Automotive Service and Repair Week (ASRW) Oct. 10-13. The 2010 events offer a new day pattern (Sunday-Wednesday) with a three-day Expo Monday-Wednesday. Both CARS and NACE will be located at the primary ASRW location, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.      AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

P&Z Public Hearing Wednesday, July 10

first_imgCOUNTY News:Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in Council Chambers at the Los Alamos Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave. Agenda:last_img

Los Alamos National Laboratory Summer Science Camp Empowers New Mexican Young Women

first_imgLaboratory researcher Adrianna Reyes-Newell, right, shows students how laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy works. The ChemCam instrument on the Curiosity rover uses this technology to investigate the composition of Martian rocks. Courtesy/LANL LANL News:Two-week program from Los Alamos National Laboratory aims to inspire and increase diversity in STEM fieldsThe third annual Los Alamos National Laboratory Summer Physics Camp for Young Women recently concluded in Pojoaque, giving the 22 students from Northern New Mexico communities a grounding in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, introducing them to role models, and showcasing the wide range of STEM opportunities available at the Laboratory.“The free camp aims at empowering local young women to explore a future in STEM by showcasing topics through demonstrations and hands-on experiments and lectures,” said Anna Llobet, camp organizer and Laboratory researcher. “The camp also connects the participants to female and male role models who share their career paths and explain what the day-to day-work looks like. The ultimate goals are to inspire the youth in our neighboring communities and increase the diversity in STEM fields generally, and in the Lab’s workforce in particular.”A total of 94 volunteers (60 of whom were female) led demonstrations and hands-on experiments and gave talks on concepts including electricity, magnetism, atomic structure, particle physics, space exploration, computing, and modeling. The campers, from 14 high schools across Northern New Mexico, also had the opportunity to learn how to solder or build and program their own computer.“I have learned so much in the past two weeks, and every day has opened my eyes further to what I can accomplish,” said student Judith Allison from Santa Fe. “I loved meeting all the female scientists and hearing their stories and what they went through to get where they wanted to go.” The educational leaders were DOE Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow Pascale Creek Pinner and Los Alamos Middle School science teacher Megan Rains. “While 45 per cent of the students were strongly considering a college future in STEM before of the camp, only 55 per cent of the students reported having any family members working in STEM fields, indicating a strong need for STEM role models in our local student population,” said Llobet.To underline the wide range of STEM careers available, especially at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the camp visited Laboratory research facilities including Los Alamos Neutron Science Center, the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Lab, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and the New Mexico Consortium Biolab.Students also received guidance on professional development, including resumé and interview tips, as well as information about student internships at the Laboratory and opportunities at local colleges.“This has truly inspired me even more to pursue a STEM career and maybe even get a full-time job at LANL,” said camper Ariana Garcia, who attends Capital High School in Santa Fe.Joining the Laboratory as sponsors were the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, New Mexico Consortium, and Pojoaque Valley School District, which hosted and supported the camp at Pojoaque Valley High School, and Los Alamos Public Schools, which supported the camp and sponsored one of the lead educators.About Los Alamos National Laboratory  Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Triad, a public service oriented, national security science organization equally owned by its three founding members: Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), the Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), and the Regents of the University of California (UC) for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.last_img read more

Spotlight On Claudia Reidys Of EB&T

first_imgBy CAROL A. CLARKLos Alamos Daily Postcaclark@ladailypost.comClaudia Reidys is about to celebrate her 13th anniversary at Enterprise Bank & Trust.During a recent interview in her office, Reidys spoke about what she likes best about her work.“The interaction with the customers is my greatest joy,” Reidys said. “Many of my customers I have helped more than once over the years. I truly strive to develop strong relationships with my clients through communication and care … and I believe in setting realistic expectations and providing timely follow up.”Reidys also spoke about the bank merger with Enterprise and Los Alamos National Bank.“It was a bit of a challenge as change often is, but change also is an opportunity to stay fresh,” she said.Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez addressed Reidys’ performance on the job.“Claudia is a stellar performer,” Martinez said. “Her steady attention to detail and empathetic approach to customer service has provided outstanding results for her clients, who consistently rate her at the 5 Star level.”Reidys moved to New Mexico in 1996 and joined LANB in October of 2006. She started as a processor and was promoted in October of 2010 to loan officer.“I have seen a lot of change in the mortgage industry and the bank since I started,” Reidys said. “I experienced the tail end of the housing boom and then the financial meltdown crisis of 2007 and 2008, with the resulting refinance boom once rates came down and refinance programs with reduced qualification requirements were introduced.”Reidys explained that in contrast to the last three years, she now has a strong loan team behind her again to help process, underwrite, close and fund loans. That team consists of bank staff in Santa Fe and in St. Louis.“And our origination fee was always competitive but has been further reduced,” she said. “We have reintroduced a short term – up to 10 years – fixed rate second mortgage as an alternative to the home equity line of credit. And mortgage rates have come down in 2019; if you purchased your home in a period of higher interest rates, for example 2018, or just generally have not looked at your mortgage options in a while, I would recommend that you do so. I am always happy to explore options to improve your mortgage financing.”Reidys said that she has always been proud of the bank’s community involvement. She has volunteered at many Los Alamos events such as ChamberFest, the Kite Festival, ScienceFest, the summer concerts, Senior Luncheon.“Enterprise Bank & Trust has continued this long tradition of community involvement and I am very happy they do,” she said.Reidys holds a degree in Translation Studies (Spanish/English) from the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She has two sons in college and said in her spare time she enjoys visiting national parks and historic sites and traveling in the United States and internationally.Reidys can be reached at 505.661.2294 or creidys@enterprisebank.com. Mortgage Loan Officer Claudia Reidys in her office Wednesday at Enterprise Bank & Trust, 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img read more