Development Fund (CDF) provides US$3.3M in concessional support to the Government…

first_img The Government of Belize and the DFC took the opportunity to recognise the CDF’s unwavering support to their developmental initiatives since approval of the first Country Assistance Programme in September 2010. The ultimate aim of these programmes is to better enable Belize to maximize the benefits of its participation in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Ministry of Health Confirms 19th Case of COVID-19 About CARICOM Development Fund The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), established in 2008, is a key developmental mechanism in the architecture of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) committed to achieving its vision to lead in providing effective, efficient and sustainable solutions that address the challenges faced by disadvantaged countries, regions and sectors participating in the CSME.  In so doing its mission is to assist its Member States (namely Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago) maximise the benefits arising from participation in the CSME, by reducing intra-regional disparities through effective partnerships and the provision of financial and technical assistance. Jun 5, 2020 The Prime Minister of Belize, The Hon. Dean Barrow and the Chief Executive Officer of the CDF, Mr. Rodinald Soomer, signed the financing agreements related to these facilities at a brief ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s Belize City Office on Wednesday 4th September 2019. CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Oct 1, 2020 Sep 21, 2020 The credit line will be used to provide financing at competitive interest rates to eligible projects in the productive sector including in agriculture, manufacturing, agro-industry, commercial fishing, cultural industries, tourism and related services, with emphasis on small and medium sized businesses with a gender equity, energy efficiency, and climate resilience focus. Sub-loans will be aligned to the CARICOM Development Fund’s mandate for supporting private sector development through improving firm or industry competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency. Focus will also be placed on productive sector investments that are aimed at promoting CARICOM regional trade and exports. The CDF has also approved a complementary Technical Assistance Grant facility of US$0.1 million (BZE$0.2 million) to facilitate the DFC’s preparation of its Medium-Term Business Plan (in support of its Strategic Development Plan) and for the development of a Business Continuity Plan. A further CDF grant of US$0.2 million (BZE$0.4 million) was approved for the GOB to assist the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration (MAFFESDI) implement a “Covered Structures” project which targets employment creation for rural women and disadvantaged youth. Resources will be used for the direct acquisition of materials and the construction of at least 30 covered structures (greenhouses) for crop production purposes. The enhancement of beneficiaries’ capacity to adequately manage their farming operations, is also targeted for support under this project.center_img You may be interested in… CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence… No more active cases in Belize May 5, 2020 The CARICOM Development Fund (CDF), the Government of Belize (GOB) and the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) last week executed a Loan Agreement to seal the approval of a US$3.0 million (BZE$6.0 million) Credit Line and two Grant Agreements totalling US$0.3million (BZE$0.6 million) under the CDF’s Second Cycle Country Assistance Program (CAP) for Belize. The Credit Line which will be administered by the DFC, seeks to improve access to developmental financing for productive sector support consistent with the Government’s Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy 2016- 2019 (GSDS) and DFC’s Strategic Development Plan (SDP) – Strategy 2021:  Building Resilience against Climate Change and Economic volatility. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) Signs US$ 1 million Contribution Agreement with Government of IndiaThe Government of India and the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Contribution Agreement on Saturday January 19th, 2019, in Paramaribo Suriname, which provides for a grant allocation of US$ 1 million to the CDF’s capital fund. India becomes the latest International Development Partner to have established formal ties with…January 24, 2019In “CARICOM”Jamaica Signs and Ratifies Amendment to CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) AgreementCDF, Bridgetown, Barbados, 21 Feb. 2017:   Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, signed and ratified on behalf of Jamaica the Amendment to Annex III of the Agreement Relating to the Operation of the CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) on the occasion…February 21, 2017In “CARICOM”CDF grant ensures further development of ‘De Strip’BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Development on the South Frigate Bay Beach Enhancement Project, popularly known as “De Strip”, is set to enter a new phase, after the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis signed an agreement effectively securing additional financing for the…August 8, 2017In “Caribbean Tourism Organisation”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Johnson Controls Elects Stephen Roell Chief Executive Officer; John Barth to Retire After 38 Years of Service

first_imgMILWAUKEE, WI — Johnson Controls, Inc. has announced that Stephen Roell, executive vice president and vice chairman, has been elected chief executive officer effective Oct.1, 2007. He was also elected chairman of Johnson Controls’ board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2008. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Roell, a 25-year veteran of the company, will succeed John Barth, who will retire Dec. 31, 2007. After retirement, Barth will continue as a member of the company’s board of directors. “John has been a truly exceptional leader and our customers, employees and shareholders have all benefited significantly during his tenure,” Roell said. “In 2002, when he became CEO, Johnson Controls had sales of just over $20 billion. Through his focus on unparalleled customer service, operational excellence, workforce and supplier diversity, and especially the development of strong leaders across the company, we will end 2007 with sales of approximately $34.5 billion and an unbroken track record of 17 consecutive years of earnings increases. Additionally, Johnson Controls market capitalization has increased from $7 billion to over $22 billion since 2002. John has also established a tremendously strong foundation upon which our company will continue to grow and deliver outstanding results to all of our stakeholders.” Barth said, “It’s clear to me that Steve and the management team are extremely well-qualified to further strengthen the leadership position of the company. They have enormous business acumen, solid relationships with our customers around the globe and a strong belief in the importance of our people. I am proud of our company’s achievements, and I am confident that Steve will continue to build Johnson Controls’ excellent reputation as a world-class organization.” Advertisement Roell, who will become the eighth CEO in the company’s 123-history, said that as CEO his priorities will remain aligned with the organization’s current direction to further the success of the company. “We will continue to be a diversified multi-industrial company, dedicated to improving comfort, safety and sustainability with innovative products and services for the places where people live, work and travel,” Roell said. “With a focus on customer satisfaction, technology and global fluency, Johnson Controls is dedicated to helping make its customers more successful. We have substantial opportunities for growth around the world. In particular, we will seek to strengthen our leadership in the emerging markets through support of our global and regional customers.”last_img read more

2019 Summer Exhibition Opens At Karen Wray Gallery

first_imgThe three lovely ladies of The Karen Wray Gallery welcome guests Thursday to the opening of the 2019 Summer Art Exhibition. From left, Owner Karen Wray, Marketing Director Karen Lee Kimbrough and Gallery Assistant Jean Wher. The trio is standing in front of artist Richard Prather’s painting ‘Viva El Rio Grande’. The show continues through Aug. 10 at The Karen Wray Gallery, 1247 Central Ave. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Visitors talk art during the opening Thursday at the gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Ceramics and glass on display in the 2019 Summer Exhibition. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ Two watercolors by well-known Los Alamos artist Secundino Sandoval, ‘Santa Cruz Dam, Fall’, left, and ‘Reflections’. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comcenter_img Mixed media artist Donato Spitzer with his buddy Karen Lee Kimbrough. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ ‘Apricot Rose’, colored pencil by Erin Breneman is one of the pieces in the exhibit. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

Randy Carlson Of Los Alamos Remembers Apollo 11

first_imgRandy Carlson of Los Alamos depicted here, blue shirt at right, in the Apollo 11 movie DVD released in mid-May using a 16 mm tri-turret camera to film the event. Courtesy/Randy Carlson By RANDY CARLSONLos AlamosToday, July 16 is the 50th anniversary of man going to the moon. It so happens that I was there that morning and witnessed the Saturn V launch.More recently those memories returned having seen myself in the recent “Apollo 11” movie. The movie uses a lot of footage not seen before and, to my amazement, there I was at the 18-minute mark into the movie. Although I was in the US Air Force back in 1969, I had been invited to the Apollo 11 launch and attended as part of the VIP Press Corps. It so happens that before entering the Air Force, I was working at the NASA Langley, Va., complex (as in the movie “Hidden Figures”) in the Flight Instrumentation Division. Fifty years ago I was interviewed after the Saturn V launch by my hometown paper ‘The Observer’ of Smithfield, RI. Here is a copy of that article:last_img read more

Laura Burrows Files For Public Education Commission

first_imgLaura Burrows, a Libertarian from Los Alamos, files today for a seat on the New Mexico Public Education Commission. ‘In the absence of vouchers, I am a big supporter of charter schools. I’m very interested in public education. I’m also a big supporter of technical education. I have an education background and am a substitute teacher in the Los Alamos Public Schools and at UNM-Los Alamos. I also serve on the UNM-LA Advisory Board.’ Photo by Bonnie Gordon/ladailypost.comlast_img

Daily Postcard: View Of Worm Moon From White Rock

first_imgDaily Postcard: The worm moon viewed Saturday from White Rock. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, March’s full moon, called the full Worm Moon, reached peak fullness at 1:48 p.m. EDT Monday, March 9. It is called the Worm Moon because earthworms and grubs tend to emerge from their winter dormancy at this time of year, marking a sure sign of spring. This full moon also is the first of three supermoons in 2020—the other two occurring April 7 and May 7. Thanks to its supermoon status, this year’s Worm Moon has been named the Super Worm Moon. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbslast_img

COVID-19 Testing At Overlook Park 10 A.M. To 3 P.M. Today

first_imgA sign is up this morning on Rover Boulevard directing residents to Overlook Park in White Rock for COVID-19 testing. Overlook Park is closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today to enable the New Mexico Department of Health to conduct the testing. The drive-thru testing will utilize the entrance road into the park and the parking lots. The closure ensures that screening can take place more efficiently and without any interference by members of the public using the park. Overlook Park will re-open at approximately 4 p.m. today. Courtesy photolast_img

Dr. Jo Jorgensen Wins Libertarian Presidential Nomination

first_imgDr. Jo JorgensenLibertarian Party News:In a historic virtual presidential nominating convention Libertarian Party delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia nominated Dr. Jo Jorgensen for President of the United States Saturday evening.The party, which achieved 50-state ballot access in 2016, is working diligently to do so again in 2020. With the nomination, Americans will have an opportunity to elect the first female president. Her ground-breaking run will give voters a chance to elect a candidate committed to freedom and liberty. Jorgensen’s campaign will give Americans relief from the grim options that they will face from the other candidates in November.The online convention was the first of its kind for any political party with nationwide ballot access. In an age of social distancing, the Libertarian Party has risen to the challenge, practicing personal responsibility and professionalism while conducting the business of the party in a timely and efficient manner.“I am incredibly proud to serve as chair of the only national political party to hold their presidential nominating convention on time and under budget even in the face of a global pandemic,” LNC National Chair Nicholas Sarwark. “Our delegates from around the country were able to meet virtually to debate the merits of potential nominees. Real choices were made to come to the strongest candidate and consensus was built to have the party unified around the nominee. The Libertarian Party does politics differently and that different approach is exactly what Americans need right now.”“I am glad that the voters will finally have a real choice because the non-choice between Trump and Biden is still an option between big government and more big government,” Jorgensen said. “The volunteers are already pouring in and it looks like it will be the most massive volunteer effort that the LP has ever seen. It is really growing from the grass roots.”Jorgensen holds a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from Clemson University where she teaches. A native of Grayslake, Ill., Jorgensen is a wife, mother and grandmother living in Greenville, S.C.The Libertarian Party is set to resume business online Sunday at 10 a.m. CDT to determine the outcome of the vice-presidential nomination. The delegates also will determine the business for the convention’s second sitting, scheduled to reconvene July 8, 2020, in Orlando, Fla.last_img read more