UK maintains position as Europe’s fintech leader

first_img Show Comments ▼ Also Read: UK maintains position as leader of Europe’s fintech community The AFME also noted the UK’s local funding ecosystem, which accounted for 58 per cent of the funding provided to fintechs in Europe, had contributed to the success of the UK’s fintech landscape.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach RaiderJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USADefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreaker Investors in the UK’s fintechs remain bullish even as the country heads towards a no-deal Brexit, according to new figures from the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME).  The UK continues to reign as the leader of Europe’s fintech community as investment among its peers lags behind.  “The terms of the Brexit agreement between the EU and the UK will be crucial to determine the degree in which the UK will continue to benefit from attracting a global pool of talent for their local labour force and to continue to support the production of innovative products in leading research and education centres.”  The AFME’s ranking is based on a country’s regulatory landscape, availability of finance, degree of innovation and talent pool. There has been a significant improvement on the continent but investment continues to be below that of other major regions.  Development within the regulatory world was mirrored in Europe with seven European countries setting up innovation hubs for at least one financial services activity over the last year. Additionally, the joint committee of the European Supervisory Authorities launched the European Forum for Innovation Facilitators to coordinate the regulatory efforts taken by various member states.  Angharad Carrick Sandboxes are schemes that enable firms to test new business models or financial products against the regulatory environment.  whatsapp Wednesday 28 October 2020 7:01 am Also Read: UK maintains position as leader of Europe’s fintech community UK fintech platform Primary Bid this week announced it had closed its $50m Series B round. Investors included Draper Esprit, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures and the London Stock Exchange.  UK maintains position as leader of Europe’s fintech community Investment into EU27 fintech startups during the first half of the year – €1.5bn – is dwarfed by the UK’s €2.1bn and €7.4bn invested in the US.  whatsapp Share There has been a flurry of investments in recent months as investors start to plough money back into fintechs after a few months of calm.  The success of the UK’s fintech community is in large part driven to a supportive regulatory environment with local sandboxes and innovation hubs across a section of sectors, the AFME said.  Despite the success of the UK – which is now home to 10 of Europe’s 14 European fintechs – the AFME has sounded a warning on Brexit. “last_img read more

Global chief executives say UK market is more attractive after Brexit

first_imgPersonal optimism (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Global chief executives say UK market is more attractive after Brexit “The findings are a vote of confidence in certainty and stability, which have undoubtedly increased on the trade front. Not only has the UK grown in appeal to some of our newer trade targets, but it remains an important market among our European neighbours,” PwC chairman Kevin Ellis said.  The optimism is likely in large part due to the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout which has allowed companies to plan for normality to resume.  Britain is a more attractive investment proposition than it was before Brexit according to a survey of 5,000 business leaders across the globe.  Chief executives based in China have increased their interest in the UK market post-Brexit: 13 per cent selected the UK as a growth target compared to just three per cent in 2019. Additionally almost a quarter of India’s bosses are looking to Britain for opportunities.  whatsapp The vast majority – 89 per cent – are confident revenue prospects will improve to some extent over the next year and the three-year outlook is even more bullish.  Angharad Carrick More than half of chief executives anticipate hiring more staff over the next year while 44 per cent of global leaders expect it to increase. Show Comments ▼ (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Global chief executives say UK market is more attractive after Brexit center_img This certainty is translated into UK chief executives’ own optimism. UK bosses are now even more optimistic about the global economy and their organisations’ growth prospects than their global peers.  (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Global chief executives say UK market is more attractive after Brexit PwC’s annual survey of global chief executives shows 11 per cent of global CEOs selected the UK as one of their top three targets, up from nine per cent last time the survey was conducted in 2019.  Friday 12 March 2021 8:40 am “CEOs are largely confident the crisis has turned a corner… this improvement is fuelling activity and momentum, as chief execs plan ahead,” Ellis said. “We’re seeing this evident in deal activity which is building apace, and it should also translate into headcount increases in growth sectors like tech”.  The UK has overtaken India as the fourth most attractive growth target to bosses, behind the US, China and Germany.  (AFP via Getty Images) Global chief executives say UK market is more attractive after Brexit whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyBrake For ItSay Goodbye: These Cars Will Be Discontinued In 2021Brake For ItThe Legacy ReportMan Who Predicted 2020 Crash 45 Days Early Issues Next Major WarningThe Legacy ReportMoneyWise.comMechanics Say You Should Avoid These Cars In 2021  MoneyWise.comFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactableMoney PopThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoney Popzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comDrivepedia30+ Funny Photos Of Car Owners Having A Rough DayDrivepediaFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus Eliminator Sharelast_img read more

Juneau mayor meets with pro-road boosters ahead of 2017 legislative session

first_imgJuneau | Local Government | Southeast | State Government | TransportationJuneau mayor meets with pro-road boosters ahead of 2017 legislative sessionJanuary 4, 2017 by Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska Share:A sign at the end of Glacier Highway in October 2016. The Juneau Access Improvements Project extension would begin near here. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.A road to Juneau is all but dead in the water this budget year but Juneau’s mayor and like-minded advocates are determined to keep pushing for the half-billion dollar project.Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch met with about a dozen road advocates in municipal offices Wednesday morning in what he called a “brainstorming session” to push for better connectivity.Last month Gov. Bill Walker withdrew his office’s support for the $574 million dollar road extension that would link Juneau to a new ferry terminal farther up the Lynn Canal.But after the meeting the mayor, said it’s critical to keep the project alive.Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch speaks Tuesday in the City and Borough offices. (Photo by Tripp J Crouse/KTOO)“First thing’s first, put a meeting together to talk about the transportation needs of Southeast and how we handle the ferry systems and the air and the road. And with the road decision that was, you know, I think the stimulus for having the meeting,” he said.Outgoing Rep. Cathy Muñoz was also there. She said she remains committed to getting road access to Juneau.“It was a very productive meeting, a lot of broad support for keeping the project alive despite the governor’s ‘No Build’ decision,” she said. “So the group is working on ideas to get the message out to the Legislature and to business leaders around the state of the importance of this project.”A road extension to the capital city has been a perennially divisive issue for Juneau, Haines and Skagway. State transportation officials had for years backed a 50-mile road extension that would link Juneau to a ferry terminal on the Katzehin River.Wednesday’s meeting was held behind closed doors.Koelsch noted that as there was no quorum of Juneau Assembly members it was not a public meeting that would need to be advertised to the public and open to the media.“I’m not too worried about if a group of citizens come to you and say we want to get together, I think that’s perfectly legitimate,” Koelsch said.The Legislature could theoretically override the governor’s decision to pull funding for the project. But it’s unrealistic for that to happen given the state’s fiscal crisis and a lack of support from the executive effectively kills the project for the next budget year.Share this story:last_img read more

UK house prices: Rightmove says the average London home could cost £1m by end of the decade

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Premium / On the wires: Swissport – Here comes the very expensive weapon of last resort

first_img Email* By Alessandro Pasetti 03/04/2020 Password* New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium LOGIN Forgotten your password? Please click here Please either REGISTER or login below to continue << Go back Premium subscriber LOGIN “Swissport International AG, the airport ground services firm owned by beleaguered Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, hired advisers to review its debt as passenger air traffic grinds to a halt because of coronavirus restrictions. The company appointed Houlihan Lokey as financial adviser as it considers a restructuring of its 1.6 billion euros ($1.7bn) of debt, according to people familiar with the matter.” – Bloomberg, 3 April 2020, sourced from “HNA’s Swissport to hire Houlihan Lokey to advise on debt“. Swissport’s troubles are more deeply rooted than ... Reset Email* Reset Your Passwordlast_img read more

Rose Hall 4-H Training Centre Preparing Young People to Become Productive Citizens

first_imgRelatedRose Hall 4-H Training Centre Preparing Young People to Become Productive Citizens RelatedRose Hall 4-H Training Centre Preparing Young People to Become Productive Citizens RelatedRose Hall 4-H Training Centre Preparing Young People to Become Productive Citizens Rose Hall 4-H Training Centre Preparing Young People to Become Productive Citizens UncategorizedMarch 13, 2006center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Rose Hall 4-H training centre in St. Catherine is providing opportunities for young persons to grow academically and socially by equipping them with skills, which will enable them to become productive citizens.Dermayne McCalla, a student of Spanish Town High School, is just one of the thousands of clubbites from the parish, who have benefited from the training courses offered at the centre.“It has been very good, because it has been informative and brought out a lot in me. It has made me more intelligent, a better person to work with, and who can sit and talk with others,” says Dermayne.As president of his school’s club and executive member of the St. Catherine Junior Leader’s Council, Dermayne says he finds time after school to take part in a range of activities, including cake-making, sewing, making of bead chains and teddy bears and training in clothing and textile at the Rose Hall training facility.He hopes that more young persons will join the club so as to participate in these activities.”I would encourage young persons to get involved because 4-H has a lot of activities,” he adds, informing that he will be entering the cake-making competition at the St. Catherine 4-H clubs parish achievement day, slated for March 16 at the Friendship Primary School.A yearly event organized by the 4-H movement, the achievement day showcases the talent of young people and the services offered by the organization.Another clubbite, Christina Buchanan, student of Bog Walk High School and recently appointed public relations officer of the Junior Leader’s Council, tells JIS News that her five years with the 4-H movement have helped her to develop leadership qualities.“I have learnt the value of being responsible, to value time and respect other people, younger and older,” Christina says, adding that she has developed skills such as cake baking, table setting, sewing and public speaking.Parish Development Officer, Collin Woodham notes that the centre provides training opportunities for clubbites and leaders in disciplines such as agriculture, rabbit care and management, poultry care and management, production of eggs and broiler meat, cattle training, citrus training, plant propagation, cake making, home-making, garment construction and leadership. He says that school and church clubs are invited to the centre from time to time, to participate in training sessions.In addition, he says, 4-H parish officers or representatives from various government organizations such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) Social Development Commission (SDC), National Environment & Planning Agency (NEPA) and the National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) visit schools, especially those without 4-H clubs, to assist with skills training programmes.“We believe that the training we offer is making a positive impact on the lives of our young people. They are becoming more aware of environmental issues, of opportunities, which are offered at the society at large. They are becoming more self-confident, having developed skills and having developed competences in these skills. They feel good about themselves, they have high self esteem and they continue to strive to achieve more,” he points out.The parish officer, who is responsible for the development of 4-H clubs in schools and communities, notes that although funds are provided by government for the management of the centre, more resources are needed to cater for the 2,958 registered clubbites and 58 clubs in the parish.The need for addition resources becomes more urgent with membership expected to increase by the end of the year. “We know the government don’t have all the resources.but we can certainly do well with more staff to carry out the functions,” Mr. Woodham says.He notes that staff has been using creative means as well as encouraging volunteerism, where possible, to get the job done. “We have a job. We must get the job done and we will do all that is possible within our power and with the limited resources available to do as good a job that we can,” he adds.In addition to training young persons, the Rose Hall Centre, under the supervision of a project manager, produces crops and livestock.On its four-hectare (10-acre) property, there is a two-hectare plot of citrus intercropped with vegetables such as pumpkin, callaloo, pakchoy, okras, peppers, and cucumbers. The produce is sold to the AMC Complex in Spanish Town, the organisations’s head office in Kingston and the Jamaica Citrus Growers Limited in Bog Walk. Last year, some 200 boxes of oranges were sold to the citrus company.Additionally, the centre has set up an organic citrus plot intercropped with scotch bonnet peppers, vegetables and papayas, for the demonstration of organic food production to clubbites and 4-H leaders attending training sessions.“Most of the industrialised countries are going that way. They are demanding much more organic produce and as such, all of the ACP (African Caribbean and Pacific) countries need to go that way. Many of them have done so ..we believe that in order to move our agriculture forward and to take the next generation into that, we need to train our young minds towards that end,” says Training Manager, Clive Pullen.He told JIS News, that the plan is to move into organic farming, but notes that the process will require certification. “We understand it, and we are gearing ourselves to creating that system,” he points out.According to Mr. Pullen, the move to grow crops organically started some two years ago with assistance from the Jamaica Organic Agriculture Movement (JOAM), an agency within the Ministry of Agriculture.In an effort to reduce the use of manufactured fertilizer, the centre has established a compost heap made up of all kinds of organic material, including litter from the poultry farm, vegetable waste to generate organic fertilizer.On the farms, weeds are not killed by chemicals, instead they are cut and allowed to break down into organic material.” In addition, the practice of crop rotation helps to safeguard crops against pests and diseases.Poultry rearing is another major activity at the centre. Currently, there are three coops containing 1,500 birds with a laying capacity of about 30 to 40 dozen eggs per day. Mr. Pullen says that more than half of the eggs produced are sold to community bakeries, while the remainder is sold to the project shop at the 4-H headquarters.Meanwhile, the centre is looking to re-introduce rabbit rearing. The project went downhill after some 80 doe and 10 bucks were destroyed by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988. Mr. Pullen says the project should be “up and running” since the Food and Agriculture Organization and the government have agreed to fund the project.“We have just had a steering committee meeting and that committee is fully in gear. The fund is already here so we want to start that rabbit project in another month or so,” he informs. He notes that the project will be executed in three parts, to comprise the building of rabbit hutches, the training of clubbites, and research into growing organic fodder for the rabbits.Apiculture is another main activity at the centre. The activity was scaled down during the 1980s as a result of foulbrood diseases and other viruses, but with the growing demand for honey locally and overseas, and the renewed focus by the Ministry of Agriculture on the revitalization of the bee industry, the project has been re-introduced at the centre. “At present, we have 20 colonies and growing. Some of them are doing so well we have .10 boxes, possibly 20 boxes of honey,” he informs.Mr. Pullen has high praise for the government agencies in the parish that have been assisting with training programmes at the Rose Hall centre over the years. Additionally, he spoke of a grant from the Community for Voluntary and Social Services (CVSS) for the replacement of the roof as well as the provision of birds and poultry units, which were destroyed by recent hurricanes.In terms of the sustainability of the centre, Mr. Pullen says, “the money that is made here falls back into sustaining other projects.”He says there is a close working relationship with the community, so there is no problem with praedial larceny. “People from the community come to get training so they see it as part of their project,” he adds. Advertisementslast_img read more

Non-Gov Schools Urged To Take Up Respectful Relationships

first_imgNon-Gov Schools Urged To Take Up Respectful Relationships VIC PremierRespectful Relationships is a whole-school approach, supporting schools to embed respect and gender equality in all aspects of their culture – in the classroom, the playground, the staffroom, and the broader school community.To date, 309 non-government schools have signed up to Respectful Relationships, however, the new EOI opportunity will ensure that the program can be rolled out even further.The Royal Commission into Family Violence recommended the implementation of Respectful Relationships to promote respect, positive attitudes and behaviours, and to teach children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence. It is a program that is proven to work and change the behaviours of young people.The Labor Government has invested $82 million in Respectful Relationships, to deliver training, support and funding to schools to implement the initiative.All Victorian government schools are now part of the Respectful Relationships initiative, acquitting a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.The Minister for Education James Merlino recently announced that, from Term 2 this year, the teaching of consent will be mandatory in all government schools in an age-appropriate way.The Victorian Curriculum requires schools to teach the focus areas of relationships, sexuality and safety. While Respectful Relationships goes directly to the issue of consent, mandating the teaching of consent will bring focus to this critical issue and ensure consistency across the state.Schools and teachers will be supported to deliver the teaching of consent with further guidance and professional development.Non-government schools can apply until 31 May 2021 to take part in Respectful Relationships at the website: stated by Acting Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino“We are leading the nation through our Respectful Relationships program that goes directly to the issue of consent.”“There are no excuses for any school not rolling out a program like this. It is proven to make a real difference and is a recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.”“I want to see every single school across the country implement this program. Students have been clear they need a greater focus on the issue of consent and that is exactly what we will deliver.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, children, Commission, community, culture, education, family violence, gender equality, Government, Minister, professional development, resilience, royal commission, sexuality, students, Victoria, violencelast_img read more

NHA and Eastern Coalfields organise Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY drive in Jharkhand

first_imgNHA and Eastern Coalfields organise Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY drive in Jharkhand The drive was conducted in Mugma area to increase awareness about the Government of India’s flagship scheme AB-PMJAY and the benefits offered under it Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Comments (0) PM-JAY Ayushman Bharat, in collaboration with the Eastern Coalfields Limited, organised an Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) beneficiary identification and awareness drive at Mugma regional hospital and Chapapur colliery, open cast project under Mugma area, Jharkhand. Almost 200 contractual staff and ad hoc labour including coal miners were screened to identify the beneficiaries and their families.This drive was organised to increase awareness about the Government of India’s flagship scheme AB PM-JAY and the benefits offered under the scheme. It will enable the contractual staff of the Coal India and their families to verify their eligibility under Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY at the Beneficiary Identification system (BIS) kiosks, while also helping the identified beneficiaries avail secondary and tertiary treatment for serious illnesses anywhere across the country. The objective of the drive was to understand the feasibility level of BIS rollout via CSC, wherein five VLEs were responsible for their kiosk. Earlier, in South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), Chhattisgarh, the execution of BIS drive enabled understanding the feasibility level of BIS rollout via empanelled hospital. Both the models were successful in implementing the BIS drive.Earlier this year, the National Health Authority (NHA) signed an MoU with the Coal India empaneling 32 hospitals covering six subsidiaries under PM-JAY. This seventh drive was a step forward to streamline processes of healthcare delivery in the country by bringing in coal hospitals in the PM-JAY network and enable more and more people to seek and avail in-patient care at the country’s best hospitals. In line with this initiative, one pilot has already been successfully conducted on 1st June, 2019 in Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (under Central Railways) and at Mumbai Central (under Western Railways) which was followed by a second drive on 18th June, 2019 at Chennai Central (under Southern Railways), followed by a third drive on 25th June at New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Junction, Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station and Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station (under Northern Railways), followed by a fourth drive on 27th August at Garden Reach Hospital, Kolkata (Eastern and South Eastern Railways), followed by a fifth drive on 6th September at South Eastern Coalfields Limited HQ and a sixth drive on 15th October at Central Hospital, Allahabad (Northern Central Railway).Sharing their views, Vinay Ranjan, Director (P), Eastern Coalfields, highlighted that their partnership with the NHA is a step forward in enabling quality healthcare and access to the patients. They look forward to a productive partnership.Dr Indu Bhushan, CEO, AB-PMJAY, and NHA, said, “With successful drives in South Eastern Coalfields Limited and seven railway zones earlier, this collaboration with Eastern Coalfields Limited will enable us to further expand our network to provide quality inpatient care. Across all drives, we have received an incredible response from the contractual staff and we look forward to effectively drive awareness about Ayushman Bharat PM-JAY among potential beneficiaries. We deeply appreciate Eastern Coalfields Limited’s support in helping us expand our network by empanelling their hospitals with us.” The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Share Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Ayushman Bharat – PM JAYDr Indu BhushanEastern CoalfieldsJharkhandMugmaNational Health AuthorityVinay Ranjan Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Read Article WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha By EH News Bureau on October 21, 2019 News Public Health Add Commentlast_img read more

Investment in Human Capital Critical – Walker

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Commissioner of Customs, Danville Walker, says that investment in the growth and development of the country’s human capital is critical to improving productivity and increasing revenue.Speaking at the closing of a four-week training course for members of the Customs Contraband Enforcement Team held today (Sept.17) at the Jamaica Police Academy in Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, Mr. Walker said a lack of resources is no excuse to ignore the advancement of Jamaica’s human resources.“The bottom line is that if you make the investment, you will have more resources,” he posited.Some 29 customs officers participated in the training course, which was organised in collaboration with the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and aimed to improve the efficiency of the Jamaica Customs Department in executing its border protection mandate. Areas covered included critical incident management, criminal intensive/strategic search, tactical firearms, and case preparation.Mr. Walker said the training marks the start of a “remarkable journey” for the customs officers and the department. “What you see here today is an investment. We are investing in you so as to reap a greater reward later on,” he told the graduates.He pointed to the need for more investment in modern and appropriate technology for the Customs Department, which he said, contributes more than $100 billion a year to the country’s coffers.Such investment, he said, would increase revenue collection and stem the flow of illegal weapons and other contraband into the island.Mr. Walker also called for greater collaboration and partnership between the Customs Department and the JCF, particularly in the area of border protection.“We face a common enemy together,” he noted. “Therefore, every action that we take to bring the (organisations) together – not just at the leadership level, but even at the rank and file level – where we can work with more synergy, with more co-ordination and sharing of intelligence, will make us that much stronger together,” he stated. “Together we are stronger, separately, they will defeat us,” he added.Executive Director of the Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI), Fritz Pinnock, who gave the keynote address, congratulated the graduands on their achievement. He urged them to not see the completion of the course as a destination, but as the beginning of the journey towards greater accomplishments.“You are now in a world that calls for new skill sets, new is about continuous lifelong learning and improvement,” he remarked.In the meantime, he called on the various law enforcement and border control organisations, including the Customs Department, JCF and the Coast Guard, to take advantage of the expertise and resources available at the CMI.“We (CMI) are the only certified International Maritime Organisation (IMO) training institution white-listed in the Caribbean. We are among the top 15 training institutions in the world recognised by the IMO and yet we are under-utilised,” he said.Mr. Pinnock said there was a number of world class equipment at the CMI that could be utilised by these organisations. RelatedInvestment in Human Capital Critical – Walker RelatedInvestment in Human Capital Critical – Walker RelatedInvestment in Human Capital Critical – Walkercenter_img Investment in Human Capital Critical – Walker National SecuritySeptember 20, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

Young Persons Urged To Get Involved In Agriculture

first_imgStory HighlightsMinister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging young persons to view agriculture as a career path of choice, as it is a viable income earner that can help change lives.He noted that relevant strategies have been deployed to put the sector on a path of growth and that the time is now ripe for more Jamaicans to get involved.The Minister was speaking at a World Food Day ceremony, held at the Maud McLeod High School in Darliston, Westmoreland, on October 16. RelatedNIC Urges Stakeholders to Protect Systems from Vandalism RelatedRADA on Mission to Revolutionise Sector FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture, Labour and Social Security, Hon. Derrick Kellier, is urging young persons to view agriculture as a career path of choice, as it is a viable income earner that can help change lives.He noted that relevant strategies have been deployed to put the sector on a path of growth and that the time is now ripe for more Jamaicans to get involved.The Minister was speaking at a World Food Day ceremony, held at the Maud McLeod High School in Darliston, Westmoreland, on October 16.“I call upon our young people to get involved in agriculture. I urge them to shun such illicit activities as lotto scamming and get on the agriculture train. Crime does not pay! Jamaica needs enterprising young people who will choose agricultural entrepreneurship as an honest means to income generation,” he said.The Minister argued that the sector needs more women farmers, adding that they are just as competent as their male counterparts.  “I want them to be involved by planting not just backyard gardens to feed the family, but pursue agriculture as a viable entrepreneurial activity,” he said.Mr. Kellier pointed out that despite the gains, he is cognizant of the fact that challenges remain in the sector and that more will have to be done to create a playing field where small farmers can compete and be brought into the mainstream.“The fact of the matter is that there are structural challenges in the agricultural sector, which is largely characterized by a vast majority of small farmers working on small marginal plots of land and producing on a subsistence basis, without any real connection to the market,” he said.“If we look at the figures we see that 80 per cent  of our farmers have subsistence holdings, and only 20 per cent  have large farms. Only about 30 per cent of our farmers are women and only 2 per cent  of farm lands are owned by women. In terms of age, the average age of our farmers is over 55, while many are nearing retirement and are without a pension plan,” the Minister said.Mr. Kellier added that the Government, through its social intervention programmes, continues to address these needs, especially in the case of the poor and vulnerable.“We have social intervention programmes which are specific to the agricultural sector. A major one is the Sugar Transformation Programme, which has to date, with the kind of assistance of the European Union, resulted in over 397 houses being constructed to re-house 876 families who resided in Sugar Estate Barracks,” he noted.The Minister emphasized that the time has come to look beyond the interventions and to find a way to make the agricultural sector become a sustainable source of wealth creation for residents in the farming communities.center_img Advertisements Young Persons Urged To Get Involved In Agriculture AgricultureOctober 19, 2015Written by: Garwin Davis RelatedNIC To Spend Over Us$1.8 Million To Upgrade Hill Run Irrigation Systemlast_img read more