CARICOM adopts 10-Point Action Plan to fight Ebola

first_img Oct 7, 2020 Aug 25, 2020 CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO Oct 7, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Standards, Quality Still Important You may be interested in… strengthen effective, coordinated measures at ports of entry to prevent Ebola from entering our Community, including harmonising travel restrictions;strengthen health systems including training, equipment, laboratories and containment, and enlist the participation of airlines in the Region in transporting specimens and response teams;create a Regional Rapid Response Team (Carib REACT) able to reach any Member State in twenty-four (24) hours to support the national response team to contain/stop an outbreak early on;launch an intensive public education campaign for citizens of the Region, visitors and those outside;organize a comprehensive resource mobilisation effort including a possible Stop Ebola There and Here (SETH) Fund, to which governments, citizens and businesses here and abroad may donate;finalise and implement the harmonised regional operational response plan by end-November, coordinated with national response plans;participate in capacity-building efforts at the global and regional levels to gain experience for our benefit;establish a Regional Coordinating Mechanism on Ebola (RCME) with CARPHA as Chair, including the CARICOM and OECS Secretariats, IMPACS, CDEMA, and inviting Cuba to participate, The RCME will report to the Lead Head of Government on Health, the Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, with the immediate responsibility to develop a comprehensive Regional Strategy to address Ebola preparedness in collaboration with PAHO/WHO;invite PAHO/WHO, the United Nations, other development partners and contributors to a meeting within one (1) month to expand the effectiveness of our collective response;review and reinforce the effectiveness of these measures as implemented, at the Intersessional Meeting of Conference in February 2015, and again at the Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government in July 2015; Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies CARICOM adopts 10-point action plan to Stop Ebola There and HereHeads of Government of the Caribbean Community  (CARICOM) Tuesday evening adopted a 10-point Action plan to Stop Ebola There and Here (SETH). The action plan was adopted at the 17th Special Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM held at the Diplomatic Centre, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.…November 5, 2014In “Associate Member States”Caribbean successfully conducts Ebola simulation exercisePort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago –  As part of preparation efforts to prevent and manage potential Ebola cases, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), in collaboration with the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) hosted an Ebola simulation exercise, Exercise Hummingbird. This table top exercise took place from…July 19, 2015In “CARICOM”More CARICOM action against EbolaAs a follow up to earlier actions, Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continue to be proactive in the fight against the Ebola virus. In addition to boosting their national health systems in the event that the virus hits the Region, many of them have placed restrictions on travel…October 28, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp STATEMENT 4 November 2014 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The Heads of Government adopted the following 10-Point Plan of Action to Stop Ebola There and Here:last_img read more

Air Products secures Al-Jubail ASU contract

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Air Products declares quarterly dividend and elects Deaton to Board

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Webinar on VOC emissions from Air Products

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Dong Signs MOU for AMEP

first_imgDONG Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which could see a new major operational hub for DONG Energy at the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) for the construction and installation of offshore wind farms.Able Executive Chairman Peter Stephenson described  this as “a major leap forward for both the Able Marine Energy Park and the ambitions to establish the Humber as a world-class centre for renewable energy technology.”Head of Strategic Supply Chain for DONG Energy, Joachim Steenstrup said: ”Able Marine Park is very close to what you would come up with, if you had to do a painting of the optimal cluster for the renewables industry on a blank canvas…close to the sea with abundant quayside and adjoining land to manufacturer, assemble, and store goods.“We certainly subscribe to the fact that it truly is the ‘big space in the right place’ and we do not underestimate the commitment already demonstrated by ABLE. In our dialogue with ABLE, it has also become clear that we share the same thoughts on reducing cost of electricity from renewables by creating a sizeable hub with multiple suppliers.”DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. With 6,500 employees it is engaged in exploring and producing oil and gas, developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms and power stations, and providing energy to residential and business customers.Image: ablelast_img read more

LNG Limited founder Maurice Brand steps down as executive director

first_imgPerth-based Liquefied Natural Gas Limited on Friday informed its founder and former managing director and CEO, Maurice Brand, will step down as an executive director with the company effective August 1, 2016. Brand will receive payment consistent with his employment agreement and statutory requirements plus an ex‐gratia amount of A$200,000 (Approx. US$150,000), the company said in its statement.He continues to hold 973,790 performance rights pursuant to the terms of the company’s incentive rights plan.The resignation comes close after the company made cuts at the executive level reducing headcount by 13 employees, including one consultant, based in Australia, Indonesia and the U.S.Under Brand’s leadership, LNG Limited developed a strategy to develop mid‐scale LNG export terminals to link proven gas reserves with existing LNG buyers, the company said.LNGL’s managing director and CEO Greg Vesey stated, “LNGL’s business model of mid-scale LNG liquefaction projects using its wholly owned OSMR liquefaction technology and modular design provides a foundation for long‐term success.”The company’s LNG project portfolio includes Magnolia LNG an 8 mtpa or greater export terminal in Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, Bear Head LNG, an 8-12 mtpa LNG export terminal in Nova Scotia and a 3.5 mtpa design capacity LNG export terminal at Fisherman’s Landing in the Port of Gladstone, Queensland, Australia.1 A$ = 0.75 US$last_img read more

LSC and Law Society fail to agree on civil contracts compensation

first_imgFirms that incurred losses after the High Court quashed the Legal Services Commission’s family tender last year will not receive compensation from the LSC, the Law Society announced today. Chancery Lane said it had been trying to negotiate a settlement arrangement with the LSC since last October, and it was disappointed that the Commission was unwilling to agree a structured compensation package. Following the procurement exercise that it ran last summer, the LSC awarded new family law contracts to just 1,300 firms, compared to 2,400 previous providers. This tender exercise was then quashed by the High Court after the Law Society challenged its lawfulness last autumn. Some firms that had secured contracts in the tender had incurred expenses to fulfil the terms of their new contracts, recruiting staff or signing leases for new offices, which were no longer needed when the contracts were quashed. Law Society president Linda Lee said: ‘Affected firms across the UK have expressed concern about the financial loss they have suffered as a consequence.’ ‘Since October the Law Society has been trying to negotiate a settlement arrangement with the LSC on behalf of all firms, but sadly those negotiations have failed,’ said Lee. She said that although the LSC continues to deny liability for the losses, some firms have contacted the LSC and entered into discussions about compensation. ‘It is possible that some firms have reached an accommodation with the LSC, and affected firms should urgently consider their position,’ she said. Legal Services Commission chief executive, Carolyn Downs, said: ‘We have been in discussions about this issue with the Law Society since Autumn last year. ‘We finalised our discussions and communications with them on 3 February this year. We have already responded to any specific claims we have received.’last_img read more

Allelys powers ahead in the UK

first_imgThe transformer was transported on a 32-axle heavy load girder trailer, which measured a total of 100 m long and 5 m wide, and brought the entire weight of the consignment to 640 tonnes.Before transportation began, Allelys liaised with various authorities to assess road conditions, dispatching its own structural engineers to evaluate the condition of the bridges on route.The first of the transformers was delivered earlier in November, with the last unit expected to be transported to Avonmouth this weekend.From Avonmouth the three transformers will be shipped through the English Channel and into the Port of Hull, where they will be transhipped onto a heavy load barge and taken along the River Trent to the Cottam slipway, for final installation at Cottam Power Station.The entire project, which is part of Didcot’s decommissioning programme after it was disconnected from the National Grid in March of this year, took nine months to plan. EDF bought the redundant transformers from RWE npower to add to the energy provider’s strategic spares.  www.allelys.co.ukwww.edfenergy.comlast_img read more

Crane Worldwide invests

first_imgThe facility adds to Crane Worldwide’s 5,000 sq m warehouse in Tilburg and a port office in Rotterdam.Allan Fulks, country director for the Benelux region said: “The Netherlands is a key gateway to our client’s European locations and in order to support our continued growth in the region, the new head office facility will allow us to increase our supply chain service offerings to our clients.”As well as head office staff, the office is home to an active airfreight operation and a warehouse. www.craneww.comlast_img read more

Solicitor gets Met Police damages over assault

first_imgA criminal solicitor has received ‘substantial damages’ from the Metropolitan Police after settling a claim that she was assaulted in an East London police station as she sought to represent her 13-year-old client. Catriona Sheehan, a solicitor with 20 years’ experience, started a civil action against the police for assault, claiming that she was injured after being forcibly removed from the custody suite at Shoreditch police station (pictured) in July 2006. She had attended to represent a 13-year-old who had voluntarily surrendered himself to the police. According to the claim, Sheehan sought to make representation to the custody sergeant after being told the police intended to arrest and detain her client. She said that the police refused to receive her representations and the custody officer ordered her removal. Sheehan protested and alleged that she was grabbed and man-handled in front of her client, sustaining injuries. Later that day the client was released without charge. After complaints to the Metropolitan Police and the Independent Police Complaints Commissioner were dismissed, Sheehan’s solicitor, Andre Clovis at criminal firm Tuckers, commenced a civil action for assault. The case was listed for trial in November but Tuckers said last week that ‘without an apology or any admission of liability the police agreed to pay substantial damages together with her legal costs’. The Metropolitan Police Service confirmed that the claim had been settled, but was not prepared to discuss the amount awarded. Clovis said: ‘A solicitor’s obligation is to their client and to the court, not to the police. Solicitors discharging their professional obligations should be able to do so, without fear that they will then be subjected to improper or unlawful conduct by police officers.’last_img read more