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Grenada folk singers

Grenada folk singers

first_img Jul 11, 2017 Flashback to CARIFESTA XII – Haiti, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Getting ready for CARIFESTA Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM SG congratulates Grenada on 43rd anniversarySecretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the progress Grenada has made as it celebrates its Forty-Third Anniversary of Independence on 7 February, 2017. Grenada’s strides towards a better future, he said, is reflected in the theme of the celebration “Forging ahead together for continued national…February 6, 2017In “CARICOM”Grenada artist Solanche Robert gives creative touch to nation’s independence commemoration at UN missionWith some of her creative works as inspiration, artist Solanche Robert is helping Grenada celebrate its 41st anniversary of independence in February with an art display at the Grenada Mission to the United Nations in Manhattan. Grenada (which includes the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique) marks its independence from…February 1, 2015In “CARICOM”Spice Isle scenes!The 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM will be held from 4-6 July, 2017, in St. George’s, Grenada – the Spice Isle. As we place the spotlight on Grenada, here are photos of the Spice Isle! Continue to watch this space for more of…June 26, 2017In “General”Share this on WhatsApp You may be interested in… CARICOM congratulates Haiti Mar 20, 2017 Aug 17, 2017 Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy last_img read more

Parking Lot Closed For Maintenance 20th & Central

Parking Lot Closed For Maintenance 20th & Central

first_imgThe north half portion of the parking lot at 20th Street and Central Avenue is closed today while asphalt resurfacing is underway. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailpost.comThe north half portion of the parking lot at 20th Street and Central Avenue is closed today while asphalt resurfacing is underway. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailpost.comlast_img

Recovery room

Recovery room

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Supply and demand

Supply and demand

first_img David Kirwan, Senior partner, Kirwans Solicitors, Liverpool I must confess I do not agree with the sympathy expressed for trainees (‘Trainees facing exploitation on qualifying’, [2009] Gazette, 11 February, 1). I have now been in practice for over 40 years and narrowly escaped payment of the usual 500 guineas when I entered into articles with my first principal. Since then I have seen the profession double from under 50,000 to its present total in excess of six figures. Trainees are a victim of the popularity of the profession in terms of public perception that becoming a lawyer is a ‘good earner’ and the road to riches. There are a great many practitioners out there, particularly in the high street, who will heartily disagree with that perception. Doesn’t the Junior Lawyers Division know that we are currently in a recession, that many law firms are fighting hard to retain their existing admitted and un-admitted staff, and that those trainees who are offered a paralegal post after qualification are extremely lucky to be offered any job at all? Sometimes I think the Law Society and these pressure group organisations are not in the real commercial world. It is a question of supply and demand. Law firms are not a charity.last_img read more

Fed expected to raise rates for first time in a year

Fed expected to raise rates for first time in a year

first_img WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rate for the first time in a year when its policy meeting ends Wednesday.The move would lift the rate by a quarter point to a range between 0.5 percent and 0.75 percent, likely nudging up the cost of some consumer and business loans. The Fed last increased rates in December a year ago, when it hiked its benchmark rate from a record low set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.Attention Wednesday will revolve around what Fed official say about the pace of future rate increases against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s election. How the Fed manages its policies might not be clear even after it issues a statement and Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARE Fed expected to raise rates for first time in a year center_img Published: December 14, 2016 6:06 AM EST Updated: December 14, 2016 3:39 PM EST Author: AP last_img read more

‘Firenado’ caught on camera in Portugal

‘Firenado’ caught on camera in Portugal

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: October 19, 2017 7:17 PM EDT Updated: October 19, 2017 10:06 PM EDT ‘Firenado’ caught on camera in Portugal PORTUGAL (CBS) Firefighter Vitor Hugo captured video footage of a ‘firenado’ on Oct. 7 in Arganil, Portugal.The phenomenon, which is also commonly known as a fire devil, or fire whirl is a whirlwind induced by a fire and often made up of flame or ash. They usually start with a whirl of wind or smoke.At least 36 people died in wildfires raging through parched farmlands and forests in Portugal this year. SHARElast_img

Court closures open way to less stressful justice, says charity

Court closures open way to less stressful justice, says charity

first_imgCharity Citizens Advice has said technology can fill the gaps left by vacated court buildings after the government confirmed a raft of closures. The Ministry of Justice yesterday confirmed that 86 courts and tribunals across England and Wales will shut within two years.The department said the closures will save £27m a year in operating costs and bring in £39m from the sale of freehold buildings.An MoJ spokeswoman has confirmed that a consultation will take place with court staff, with the aim of ‘redeploying as many as possible’, although redundancies are expected.Justice minister Shailesh Vara said the remaining court estate will be ‘user-focused and efficient’ and that money will now be invested in modern technology to offer online pleas, claims and evidence systems and video conferencing.Many interested parties have come forward to condemn the closures, but some have tried to assuage fears about access to justice after the closures have been made.Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said technology has the potential to preserve access to justice when courts close.‘The government’s aim to help more people secure justice without attending court in person is right and for this to be achieved the implementation must match,’ said Guy. 

‘The stress and difficulty of giving evidence or getting redress through the justice system can be heightened by the pressures of attending court in person.  

‘While court closures could mean some people have to travel longer distances, technology such as video links could help tackle this issue. And where this can be done safely it is also sensible to explore how other community locations can be used by people seeking justice.’Frances Crook, chief executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform, tweeted that court closures ‘provide an opportunity to do things differently’ and change the criminal justice system.The ministry said talks have begun with local authorities and other stakeholders to identify different ways of delivering services. Alternative venues for hearings could include civil buildings, universities and community centres.The department added: ‘Work is underway to establish pilots to test hearing cases in non-court buildings.‘We will make sure that the security of the judiciary, staff and users is assessed as part of this process and the provision of appropriate ICT facilities will also be carefully considered and evaluated.’last_img read more

Kenya’s Deputy President in Brazil to support country’s team

Kenya’s Deputy President in Brazil to support country’s team

first_imgKenya’s Deputy President in Brazil to support country’s teamDeputy President William Ruto is in Brazil to support the Kenyan team at the Olympic Games.Kenya is participating in seven disciplines — athletics, boxing, archery, judo, weightlifting, rugby and swimming.The DP’s support will not only boost the morale of the Kenyan athletes but will signal to the Brazilian government that Kenya values their relationship.Brazil sees Kenya an important partner in the East African region and established a diplomatic mission in Nairobi in 1967.Kenya opened an embassy in Brasilia in 2006. Kenya’s local newspaper; Daily Nation has reportedlast_img

Over 200,000 affected by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Over 200,000 affected by Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

first_imgMore than 200,000 people are estimated to have been affected by cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique, the government there says.The tropical storm is the second to have hit the country in six weeks and has displaced around 21,000 people in the northern part of the country.Following the storm’s impact, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) now says it has partnered with the government and other agencies to provide aid for those affected.The agency is, however, appealing for more funds from donors to help reach even more people.“The damage caused by Cyclone Kenneth is unspeakable,” IOM Mozambique Chief of Mission Katharina Schnoering said. “The area is heavily affected; thousands of families are displaced with their homes and livelihoods destroyed. The lives of survivors continue to be at risk, as there are immediate needs for food, shelter, and clean water. Additional humanitarian support is urgently required.”Earlier this week, the UK pledged to provide some £3 million in aid to support the victims of Cyclone Kenneth, which has swept through parts of Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi.According to the Mozambican government, the tropical storm has killed at least 38 people so far, with hundreds of thousands left homeless.Related Cyclone Kenneth bears down on Tanzania, Mozambique Cyclone Kenneth storms into Mozambique after battering Comoroscenter_img Cyclone Kenneth leaves trail of destruction in Mozambiquelast_img read more