Major breakthroughs from COP21 says PM Stuart

first_imgPrime Minister of Barbados, the Hon. Freundel Stuart Outgoing CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Freundel Stuart said the Community got major breakthroughs that it wanted from the COP 21 Agreement signed in Paris last year. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Seventh Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, which is being held in Placencia, Belize from 16-17 February 2016. We must then look forward to see what new or different measures we need urgently to adopt to ensure that our movement remains both vibrant and relevant in this 21st century, but more importantly, that it remains a sustainable project that continues to meet the needs of the people of the Caribbean,” he said. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Feb 19, 2016 I am of the view that, the agreement, implemented with seriousness and determination by the international community, will allow us to address the multi-faceted challenges which climate change poses for our countries,” Prime Minister Stuart said. PM Stuart addresses cricket governance Nov 20, 2017 CARICOM lauds Saint Lucia’s contribution as the… You may be interested in…center_img Feb 19, 2016 COMMUNIQUÉ issued at conclusion of 27th CARICOM… Feb 24, 2016 In his speech the Barbados Prime Minister reflected on some of the occurrences during his six-month term. He said he was pleased that the Meeting would be considering formal draft rules of procedure for the Conference which he hoped would be adopted in July. He said this procedural detail was important because the rigour of decision-making was directly linked to the quality of implementation. He said further that the Community’s decision-making must always be able to withstand the scrutiny of institutions like the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as well as the people of the Region, and the world. Prime Minister Stuart also used the opportunity to speak of the Region’s unshakeable commitment to unity in the face of adversity, particularly after Hurricane Erika which had devastating effects on Dominica. He commended the Regional family for responding with what he referred to as “appropriate acts of assistance and compassion”. The Barbados Prime Minister also highlighted that the year 2016 was very important to the Region as it implemented initiatives to which it had committed itself in 2015, and to further those that commenced in previous years.  He also noted that it was a year with deep symbolic significance for countries of the Region such as Antigua and Barbuda and Belize which are celebrating 35 years of independence, and Guyana and Barbados which are commemorating 50th anniversaries. In closing, Prime Minister Stuart said that the Region needed to look at its strengths and seek to retain them at all costs. He said CARICOM also needed to look back at important elements that had been lost in the Regional integration movement and seek to reclaim them while also looking inward to identify those aspects that hindered it and that could be discarded. He stressed that those steps needed to be taken urgently. Region must adapt to the reality of climate change –… CARICOM-UN SG engagement to lead-up to CARICOM SummitA High-Level Strategic Dialogue between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government and the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon will help set the tone for the Thirty-Sixth CARICOM Summit from 2-4 July, in Bridgetown, Barbados. The engagement in the morning of Thursday 2 July will be guided by the theme,…July 1, 2015In “General”COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOMCOMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 26-27 February, 2018, Port-au-Prince, Haiti   The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27…March 1, 2018In “Anguilla”Stage set for CARICOM Summit in BarbadosThe theme Vibrant Societies, Resilient Economies, will guide Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government as they tackle a packed agenda at their Thirty-Sixth Summit that will be held 2-4 July, 2015, in Bridgetown, Barbados. Discussions will focus on issues including energy, in the context of a proposal for a new…July 1, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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Mundell Welcomes Early Re-opening of West Coast Main line

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfriesshire MP David Mundell has welcomed the news that the West Coast Main line rail track has opened ahead of schedule.Storm damage at the Lamington Viaduct had meant Network Rail saying trains running from Glasgow-Carlisle, including at Lockerbie wouldn’t be running until the start of March at the earliest.However, trains have been running again as of this morning in a huge boost to passengers at Lockerbie.Commenting David Mundell said: “This is fantastic news for rail passengers at Lockerbie after having to suffer weeks of disruption.“With the repair work being completed ahead of schedule, passengers can settle back into a routine in terms of travelling to work, meetings and heading for shopping in major cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh.“The situation has been far from ideal but I fully understand that the repairs needed to be completed to ensure they are best protected against any potential storm damage in the future and ensure rail passengers are travelling on a safe route.“It is a real credit to the engineers working at the Lamington Viaduct that the line will open ahead of schedule as well as those at Network Rail and I thank everyone involved who have brought some very welcome news for passengers.”last_img read more

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Search Continues for Missing Kenai Family

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This afternoon a team of five Kenai Police officers and investigators organized an additional search for the missing Kenai Family. Beforehand, Kenai Police Lt. Dave Ross said they have still not concluded whether the outerwear found in their October 23 search is from the family but detailed why they were going back into the area. As officers headed into a densely wooded and swampy area off of Borgen Avenue in North Kenai it was apparent the frozen ground would make searching the marshy areas easier. Lt. Ross: “We know that from several people that Brandon Jividen walked in this area and this was his normal stomping grounds, he spent time walking back there in the woods and hanging out there so we know that’s an area that he’s familiar going and it’s in proximity to the house.” He also said that in an aerial search before the October 23 ground search, police spotted an unidentified item which they intended to check today while in the area. Other reasons for revisiting included the possibility of animals or weather having possibly moved evidence so it would be easier to find. Lt. Ross headed the search along with investigators Sgt. Ben Langham, Paul Cushman and Alex Prins and Officer Dan Smith. The search has been on top of the Kenai Police Department’s priorities since 23 year-old Rebecca Adams, 6 year-old Michelle Hundley, 3 year-old Jaracca Hundley, and 37 year-old Brandon Jividen disappeared in late May. We will continue to cover this story in depth as findings from today’s search are released.last_img read more

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