Jamaica and Chile to Deepen Cooperation in Several Areas

first_img The leaders agreed to greater cooperation on investment and in particular enhancing the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Jamaica and Chile during an official visit by Prime Minister Holness in August 2017. With Jamaica expanding its cooperation with several Spanish speaking nations, Prime Minister Holness noted particular interest in language training. In this regard both leaders pledged youth exchanges to build knowledge of each other. Story Highlights Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastian Pinera held bilateral talks this morning (April 14) in Lima Peru. Jamaica and the Republic of Chile are close to signing an air services agreement.Prime Minister Andrew Holness and President of the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Sebastian Pinera held bilateral talks this morning (April 14) in Lima Peru.The leaders spoke of the need for ease of travel between the two countries and agreed to follow up on the discussions to ensure the agreement is formalised. An air services agreement would also boost tourism between both countries.The two leaders who are attending the Summit of the Americas also pledged to deepen cooperation in several key areas of mutual interest.The leaders agreed to greater cooperation on investment and in particular enhancing the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Jamaica and Chile during an official visit by Prime Minister Holness in August 2017.Prime Minister Holness and President Pinera also discussed exchanges in sports and culture.With Jamaica expanding its cooperation with several Spanish speaking nations, Prime Minister Holness noted particular interest in language training. In this regard both leaders pledged youth exchanges to build knowledge of each other.last_img read more

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Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, August 23, 2016 – Just minutes after the announcement that the government was working with TCI Olympian, Delano Williams on a return home this Thursday and the string of activities for his hero’s welcome, the plans were cancelled.  The unnamed tropical depression which is by the day gaining strength, just as forecast has power – power enough to force the postponement of that DW Celebration.Williams was to return to TCI via British Airways this coming Thursday with a welcome reception, motorcade, press conference, Cadet escorted entry into the World Famous Island Fish Fry and remarks of praise coming from as high up as the Governor of the territory.  But no more, at least for now, Delano posted on his Facebook page that he will no longer return on Thursday due to the coming bad weather. The Minister had warned that it was possible and she spoke about how it felt to be watching Delano at the Olympic Stadium in Rio. “We equated it that the joy we had watching Delano run, and cross the line and hand the baton over first,  was probably more joyful than when we heard that we won the election, and I think that just shows the amount of…..like just thinking about it now i’m welling up with emotion, because it was just indescribable, and looking at the pictures and the videos from events that were here, there was an event at Danny Boys, there was an event at Opus, there was one in Grand Turk, and I understand the Vix was packed and somewhere else was packed.   Just looking at the pictures of the country standing still for forty seconds, because I was screaming so much, I was able to actually capture a quick snap of his mother and the look on her face, the joy on her face,  the joy on Rita Gardiner’s face.” – DP Akierra MissickHaiti proved a stellar partner for the Turks and Caicos, as its Athletic Association worked to get Delano’s mother, his mentor Rita Gardiner, the Minister Akierra Missick and Sports Director, Judith Robinson official access and special seating to watch DW make history as the first TCI to compete at the Olympics level. “Haiti wrote back almost immediately saying we would assist in having you and the Director of Sport be part of our official delegation so that you would have access to the games, access to the games hotel, and access to whatever meeting sites that would be on the site.” – DP Akierra MissickDelano’s mother is Haitian; his father Turks and Caicos Islander and he has a twin sister Ashley, whom he calls his best friend.  The trip for the TCI sports officials could already be reaping results for stronger focus on widening sports offerings as there were recommendations, said Minister Akierra from the International Olympics Committee or IOC.  “Another thing that was shared with me by the IOC during our meeting is that root programs need to be in place in order for them to consider having us even as an associate member because they want to see how sport is running from zero to Olympic qualifiers, because it’s about the growth and the continuous development of the individual sport.” – DP Akierra MissickThe Minister also shared that the TCI will work toward associate membership of the IOC in time for the 2020 Olympics which are set for Tokyo, Japan.  Delano Williams on Friday August 19th ran a flawless second leg in the men’s 4x400m relay, as the youngest member of Team Great Britain.  The team ran the third fastest time in the heats, but was disqualified and was unable to advance to the finals.  Needless to say, it was a catastrophic blow to the Olympic dreams of Williams, who wanted and seemed poised to medal, with his team in the event. Recommended for you Related Items:celebrations put on hold due to weather, delano williams, DP Akierra Missick speaks of watching Delano run at the 2016 Olympics Motorcade for TCI first OLYMPIAN!! Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Nation will stand still to watch the country’s first Olympianlast_img read more

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Junior Minister of Tourism Heads to Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress

first_imgThe Caribbean Youth Congress is one of the vehicles through which CTO encourages the best and brightest young minds from the region to consider tourism as a career.  The Youth Congress is scheduled for DAY 4 of the 5-Day conference.CTO State of the Industry Conference is the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual convocation where Caribbean tourism practitioners, policy makers and strategic partners, at the highest levels, gather to discuss issues, identify solutions and generally develop courses of action that will benefit the tourism industry in the Caribbean.Speakers of international acclaim will provide best case practices and winning strategies on a wide range of topics that are critical to the growth of regional tourism, all with a view toward the development of a sustainable tourism industry, that will position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round warm weather destination by 2017. Outstanding Note of Congratulations From National Youth Ambassador to Junior Minister of Tourism Where:                Tourist Board’s Conference Room Who:                     Ms. Kayanna Gibson, Junior Minister or Tourism; and Ms. Blythe Clare, Tourism Training ManagerWhat:                   Interview regarding the Caribbean Youth Congress and TCI’s contributionWhen:                  TODAY, September 12th at 2:00 p.m. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:caribbean tourism youth congress, junior minister of tourism, kayanna gibson South Caicos student new Junior Tourism Minister for TCI Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (September 12, 2016) – The Junior Minister of Tourism, Ms. Kayanna Gibson will depart the Turks and Caicos tomorrow in hopes of achieving overall victory at the annual Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress held during the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s (CTO) State of the Industry Conference from September 14th – 16th in Barbados.  She will be accompanied by Ms. Blythe Clare, Training Manager for the Turks and Caicos Tourist Board.A staple on the program, the Caribbean Tourism Youth Congress features the National “Junior Ministers of Tourism” comprising students between the ages of 14-17 from several CTO member countries.  The Junior Ministers are expected to make their contribution, in the form of a 3-minute research presentation/speech, on various facets of the tourism sector and share their vision for the future direction of regional tourism, in a competitive environment.last_img read more

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Haitian women to benefit from Mona School of Business and Canadian partnership

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Haiti, January 22, 2018 – A help to Haitian women will come through a collaboration involving The Mona School of Business and Management (MSBM) and international partners and it will mean training for 300 young women from Haiti between 2018 and 2019.  The Government of Canada is also involved in the project called, “Ayitic Goes Global: Empowering Women through Digital Markets”.A news report says the project will provide customised training in digital/data skills and assists in securing remote jobs in overseas markets.  The research grant is a $28,000 Canadian dollar or $28m JD investment and the first cohort of 50 trainees are expected to start this April.#MagneticMedia#MonaSchoolofBusiness#300Haitianwomentogettraining Related Items:#300Haitianwomentogettraining, #MonaSchoolofBusiness, magneticmedia T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer openedlast_img read more

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PSG owner brags about Di Marias decision to stay

first_imgAfter Angel Di Maria signed a contract extension with PSG until 2021, Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated that his management is going in the right direction.For a club like PSG, maintaining players like Angel Di Maria is a very difficult thing to do because the French club lacks the prestige that other major institutions have.Club owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is always trying to find new ways to motivate his players in order to get them to stay and finally get him those trophies that will bring the club to a higher level like Real Madrid or Barcelona.As of right now, the French giants may have some of the biggest players in the world but they still have their doubts about continuing their careers in the club and are always listening to the offers from other clubs.Now that Angel Di Maria has signed a new contract until the year 2021, the club owner has seen this as a good sign because that means that top players are deciding to remain in the club and this will effectively help them improve their level of performance in major tournaments such as the UEFA Champions League.However, Al-Khelaifi still cannot secure the contracts of other key players like Neymar or Kylian Mbappé because their situations are very different compared to Di Maria’s.🔝📈 Ángel Di María’s PSG career in numbers 🔥💪#DiMaria2021 pic.twitter.com/m565Yb2ND6— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018Let’s talk about Neymar first shall we? The Brazilian is aware of the terrible mistake that he made by coming to play for PSG, he immediately accepted that he got wooed by the club’s board members with the false idea that he would become the best player in the world playing for the French giants.But it only took the Brazilian a few months to realize what a massive error he committed, playing in Ligue 1 every single week is not helping his game improve in any way and that’s evident in every Champions League match they play.Let’s not go too far in our analysis, PSG has played against two great clubs in the tournament this season and they already lost against Liverpool, whereas they really struggled to scratch a draw against Napoli in their own stadium.Neymar is taking notes of this and he obviously doesn’t care about staying at a club where he won’t win the Champions League with more ease.The Kylian Mbappé case is even trickier, because this is a player who is only starting a career that could take him to become one of the best players ever.In due time after a few years in Paris, Kylian will obviously want to fulfill his dream of playing on a club like Real Madrid or Barcelona and Nasser won’t be able to do anything about it.The floss dance, as taught by @neymarjr to @KMbappe 🕺Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…Not bad, right @Ibra_official?🔜 @le12emehomme pic.twitter.com/my03WQjdrY— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018When Al-Khelaifi talks about Angel Di Maria’s contract extension as if he had won a trophy, he fails to understand the full scope of the situation.The Argentine has already played for Real Madrid and he is already 30-years old, he may be a great player but there is no way that he is thinking about leaving the French club because this is the best he can accomplish now that he’s already won many trophies throughout his career.Poor Nasser doesn’t get it, maybe he never will.“I am very satisfied with Angel Di Maria’s contract renewal, he is going through a fantastic moment in his career as he combines both talent and experience perfectly,” said Al-Khelaifi via Mundo Deportivo.“Angel is one of the best players in the world. He has chosen to continue playing in Paris Saint-Germain, which shows that he has decided to continue the best years of his career with us.”“Once more, the best players in the planet show that they want to join our project, even for the long term,” he added.😏👍 #DiMaria2021Read all about El Fideo’s PSG contract extension 👉 https://t.co/WemST1YwbK pic.twitter.com/08n2dIkgGj— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) October 31, 2018How long do you think that Neymar and Mbappé will remain in Paris Saint-Germain before they decide to leave? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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My mother motivates me – Mina

first_imgEverton defender Yerry Mina has revealed that his mum is his source of motivation every time he steps foot on the pitch.Mina opened up on his difficult childhood in Colombia as they suffered severe poverty. He would hitch a ride to training on the back of lorries to avoid paying the bus fare.At 14, the former Barcelona defender promised his mum he’ll take care of her by becoming a professional footballer.“Wherever I travel in the world to play my football, my motivation before I go out on the field I always say it is my mum’s dinner,” Mina told Sky Sports.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Either the striker’s mum’s dinner or mine. To be strong physically and mentally on the field I say to myself I am going out to earn my mum’s dinner.“It comes from that childhood, the time when things were tough. It’s not an easy place to grow up and I look back and am motivated to serve as an example to kids growing up the same way.“I do it for them. I want to be a perfect role model for those kids back home.”last_img read more

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In Our Communities

first_imgAir Force photo by Airman 1st Class Janae Capuno A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Idaho seeks to halt Mountain Home Air Force Base from conducting urban close air support training exercises over nine southern Idaho cities, the Idaho Press reported. Boise residents and an environmental organization filed charges that the Air Force began “conducting project training operations over the urban centers” before the training operations review process was complete….Neighbors of Robins Air Force Base, Ga., are registering complaints about early morning firing range noise as Air Force Reserves from Dobbins Air Reserve Base conduct target practice while their usual firing range is under construction, Military.com reported…The Air Force will test water around Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., after tests revealed high levels of toxins in the base’s water supply, azcentral.com reported. Elevated levels of potentially harmful toxins have been found in surface and groundwater but not in the base drinking water, according to a base spokesperson. ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

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