Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar

first_img Mar 9, 2015 AG, Security Minister changed in TnT Cabinet reshuffleTrinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar Monday night announced a major Cabinet re-shuffle removing   Attorney General  Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and National Security Minister Gary Griffith. Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, attorney Garvin Nicholas will be the new Attorney General, and retired Brigadier Carl Alfonso is…February 3, 2015In “Trinidad & Tobago”Trinbagonians give Prime Minister Rowley another termPrime Minister Dr Keith Rowley led his People National Movement (PNM) to victory in Trinidad and Tobago’s general elections on Monday. Preliminary results show the PNM won with a reduced majority, capturing 22 seats, down from the 23 they got in the last elections in 2015. The victorious candidates include…August 11, 2020In “Headline”PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar leaves for Jamaica todayThe Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, leaves Trinidad today for Jamaica for a Special Summit between leaders of CARICOM and the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. The meeting will be held on Thursday at the Mona Campus of the…April 8, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Mar 8, 2015 Opinion: It’s time to step it up for gender equality You may be interested in… Mar 8, 2015 Mar 8, 2015center_img Women leaders call for mainstreaming gender equality in… Everyone benefits from more women in power Mobile technology a lever for women’s empowerment The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of the United National Congress and leads the People’s Partnership, a coalition of five parties, formed for the general election of 24 May 2010. As a young girl growing up in a rural community in Trinidad and Tobago, Persad-Bissessar’s mother encouraged her to pursue higher education in the United Kingdom at a time in Trinidad and Tobago when the pervading cultural norms relegated women and girls to the home. While studying at Norwood Technical College in England, she worked as a social worker withthe Church of England Children’s Societyof London. On her return to the Caribbean, she went on to teach at the University of the West Indies campuses in Jamaica and Trinidad. It was her experiences of racial discrimination and social inequity of minority women in England, and the black power movement raging through the Caribbean that inspired her to pursue a career in law, as her life’s mission had then become achieving social justice and equality for all. Persad-Bissessar went on to pursue her law degree at the Hugh Wooding Law School where she was awarded a B.A. (Hons.), a Diploma in Education, a B.A. of Laws (Hons.) and a Legal Education Certificate. After lecturing for a total of six years, Persad-Bissessar then became a full-time Attorney-at-Law.In 2006, she obtained an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Trinidad. Persad-Bissessar began her political career in local government as an Alderwoman. Subsequently, Persad-Bissessar contested and lost her first parliamentary elections at a time when the parliamentary benches were dominated by men. But she says, “The acute disappointment I felt did not deter me.” It was her remarkable persistence and forward thinking that enabled her to achieve greater heights in the political world. She became the first woman Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago; served as Minister of Legal Affairs, Minister of Education, the first woman acting Prime Minister, the first woman of a political party (the United National Congress), and the first woman Leader of Opposition. Upon being elected Prime Minister, Persad-Bissessar simultaneously became the first female Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth. In her role as Chairperson-in-Office, Persad-Bissessar has used the opportunity to highlight issues that are very dear to her heart, namely gender equality and women’s political participation. Follow the links below to learn more about the key projects she has been involved with. Read more at Office of the Prime Minister Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

CBRE close to Nelson Bakewell

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In memoriam: Todd Parke, Tech Air

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Rhenus PartnerShip acquires inland waterway specialist

first_img“By acquiring ČSPL we’re planning to continue expanding our presence on European inland waterways. ČSPL, which operates more than 30 vessels and has many qualified workers, fits into our existing business activities very well,” said Thomas Maassen, the spokesperson for the managers of Rhenus PartnerShip.ČSPL, based in the Czech Republic town of Děčín, provides are range of services including the transportation of bulk commodities, containers and project loads on the European inland waterway network.The acquisition remains subject to approval by the authorities.www.rhenus.comwww.argogroup.czlast_img read more

May unveils bilateral treaty to deal with Qatada

first_imgThe proposed treaty with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan that home secretary Theresa May announced today as part of her continuing efforts to deport suspected terrorist Abu Qatada excludes the use of evidence obtained through torture and also allows for the press and public to be excluded from a trial in the interests of national security. The mutual legal assistance treaty for criminal matters between the UK and Jordan will be the 37th such treaty to be entered in to by the UK. Other countries with which treaties have been signed include Bahrain, Colombia, Malaysia, Romania, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. The preamble to the 18-page treaty states that it should be applied with ‘due regard for human rights and the rule of law’, including the ‘right to a fair trial’. A Home Office spokesman said that the treaty would address the issues raised by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission’s (SIAC) ruling that Abu Qatada should not be removed from the UK because his retrial could be tainted by evidence obtained by torturing the cleric’s former co-defendants. He said: ‘We have been down the judicial route and are appealing to the Supreme Court for leave to appeal the SIAC ruling at the Supreme Court. We are now going down the diplomatic route with the MLA [mutual legal assistance] treaty.’ The mutual legal assistance treaty, which was signed on 24 March, will be laid before parliament for 21 sitting days and is expected to come into force by the end of June.last_img read more

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first_imgUtrecht, NetherlandsFebruary 23 – 25 1999Rail-Tech Europe 1999. Europoint BV, PO Box 822, 3700 AV Zeist, Netherlands.Fax: +31 30 6917394e-mail: info@europoint-bv.comFrankfurt, GermanyMarch 2 – 4 1999Rail Freight ’99. Peter Silk, AiC Worldwide, 2nd Floor, 100 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8NX, Great Britain.Fax: +44 171 242 2320e-mail: petes@aic-uk.comweb site: http://www.aic-uk.comRio de Janeiro, BrazilMarch 4 – 5 1999Reducing Costs & Increasing Profitability on Railways. IBC do Brasil Ltda, Rua Bela Cintra 967, cj111, 11last_img read more

Goliath crane on Oxford Street

first_imgUK: Industrial crane manufacturer Street Crane has supplied the BFK joint venture of BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman and Kier Construction with 10 cranes for use during the construction of the Royal Oak – Farringdon section of the Crossrail tunnel under central London.The latest is a Goliath crane with a safe working load of 40 tonnes, in use at Oxford Street to lift spoil skips and lower precast elements for the tunnels and the western ticket hall at Tottenham Court Road station. The double-girder box beam design has twin custom-built hoists, each capable of lifting 20 tonnes. They can be used singly or in tandem depending on the weight and geometry of the load to be moved. The crane has a total height of lift of 37 m, with a normal speed of 1·5 to 15 m/min which can be increased to 23 m/min for loads of 2 tonnes or less. Ground beams 1·5 m deep were cast 31 m apart to support the rails for the crane legs. The crane spans the beams, and has an additional 5·1 m cantilever at one end so that spoil skips can be offloaded outside the protected excavation area. In addition to shielding the excavation shaft, the ground beams protect the crane from any minor ground movement caused by excavation. Elsewhere on the Crossrail project, six 10 tonne single-girder cranes are in use at the tunnel segment casting shops, and three rail-running weatherproof Goliath cranes have been installed in the segment storage area.last_img read more

Nigerian president announces decision to ease COVID-19 lockdown order

first_imgNigerian president’s chief of staff dies from COVID-19 India to extend COVID-19 lockdown Internally displaced families receive food items from Nigeria’s Victims Support Fund, as the authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Abuja, Nigeria April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Internally displaced families receive food items from Nigeria’s Victims Support Fund, as the authorities struggle to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Abuja, Nigeria April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Afolabi SotundeNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures effective in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and two states of Lagos and Ogun from May 4, as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 epidemic.In a presidential broadcast late Monday, Buhari said for the past four weeks, most parts of Nigeria have been under either federal government or state government lockdowns, which have contributed to the slowing down of the spread of COVID-19 in our country.However, the president said such lockdowns have also come at a very heavy economic cost. “Many of our citizens have lost their means of livelihood. Many businesses have shut down. No country can afford the full impact of a sustained lockdown while awaiting the development of vaccines,” he said.Buhari announced new nationwide measures to replace the lockdowns, including overnight curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., bans on non-essential inter-state passenger travel, mandatory use of face masks or coverings in public, and partial and controlled interstate movement of goods and services.He said the new measures “will be followed strictly with aggressive reinforcement of testing and contact tracing measures, while allowing the restoration of some economic and business activities in certain sectors.”The restrictions on social and religious gatherings will remain in place, said the president, adding the current lockdown in the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states will remain in place until these new measures come into effect on Monday.“State governors may choose to adapt and expand (the measures) based on their unique circumstances, provided they maintain alignment with the guidelines issued above,” he said, adding the revised guidelines will not apply to Kano state, which recorded the third biggest confirmed cases in the country, only after Lagos and the FCT.According to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, as of Monday, the country reported 1,337 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 764 cases in Lagos, 157 in the FCT and 77 in Kano.Recent local media reports said scores of unexplained deaths have been recorded over the past week in Kano, the most populous state in northern Nigeria, driving local residents into fears, with many attributing the surge of deaths to the pandemic.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, said on his personal Twitter on Monday that investigations have been ongoing and autopsies are being carried out. But so far there’s been nothing to suggest that the deaths are linked to COVID-19.Buhari said in the speech he has ordered a total lockdown in Kano effective immediately and lasting for two weeks. The federal government will deploy “all the necessary human, material and technical resources to support the state in controlling and containing the pandemic, and preventing the risk of further spread to neighboring states.”The Nigerian government had introduced a lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states since March 30 among other measures. On April 13, Buhari extended the lockdown for two weeks. Several other states have also introduced lockdown measures on their own to intensify contact tracing, identification of suspected cases and medical treatment.Relatedcenter_img President Kenyatta confident Kenya will defeat COVID-19last_img read more

Blackburn man ‘up on his feet’ after being carried off at QPR

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer said defender Tommy Spurr was “up on his feet” soon after being stretchered off early on in a 2-2 draw against QPR at Loftus Road.The defender was treated on the field for six minutes after being poleaxed in an unfortunate collision, although Bowyer delivered promising news afterwards.“He is up on his feet. He had a whack on his cheekbone – we will have to monitor that over the next couple of days but he looks to have improved. “I think he might have been (knocked out) but I have not got the full data from the medics.”AdChoices广告Rovers led twice through goals from Shane Duffy and Jordan Rhodes. Charlie Austin and then Nedum Onuoha levelled for Rangers.last_img read more

Journalist claims Manchester City player must undergo operation after suffering injury…

first_imgManchester City allowed Philippe Sandler to join Anderlecht on a season-long loan deal in the summer. The centre-back has featured regularly for the Jupiler Pro League side, making 10 appearances in all competitions. However, he has not appeared for Anderlecht since the last international break due to an injury.On October 25th, Het Laatste Nieuws reported there is a ‘hint of mystery’ over the City owned player’s latest setback. It was also explained the Dutchman travelled to Spain to consult a specialist, but no additional details were provided then.More concerns were raised when Het Nieuwsblad explained earlier this week that the defender visited Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.Embed from Getty ImagesTwo days ago, Anderlecht coach Frank Vercauteren confirmed Adrien Trebel will undergo a surgery after the midfielder suffered a knee injury.Journalist Christophe Franken and DH’s head of football now claims Sandler must also go under the knife as the City defender is struggling with a knee injury.“Sandler will have to be operated too, the same kind as for Trebel,” Franken tweeted on Thursday.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo熱門話題來自日本的抽脂丸讓胖了10幾年的她變成靚女!熱門話題Undolast_img read more