Countdown to CARIFESTA XII – 2 days to go

first_img China Ready For Caribbean Culture – Barbadian artiste You may be interested in… Nineteen countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIVWith five months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from 16 – 25 August 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago. Sixteen Caribbean Member States and Associate Members have responded to the official invitation to participate in the Festival which…March 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”Flashback to CARIFESTA XII – Haiti, 2015CARIFESTA XIII runs from the 17-27 August 2017 in Barbados. In the build up to this edition of the festival, the CARICOM Secretariat has produced a throwback magazine from CARIFESTA XII, held in Haiti in August 2015. This magazine (see above) includes highlights from the various performances and cultural presentations…August 17, 2017In “Barbados”CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement Signed with HaitiWith the signing of the CARIFESTA XII Host Country Agreement between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Haiti on Thursday 25 September 2014 in the city of New York and about eleven months to go, the host country, Member States, Associate Members and the CARICOM Secretariat as key stakeholders in this regional…September 30, 2014In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Aug 20, 2020center_img Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… Jul 28, 2020 Only  two days to go and man are we excited! CARIFESTA XII is happening in Haiti August 21-30, 2015. Check out this video that explains the CARICOM Secretariat’s role and involvement in CARIFESTA over the years. Jul 13, 2020 Dec 20, 2019last_img read more

Role for public, private sectors in agriculture sector development

first_img COVID-19 And Food Security: Global Food Supple Chains Need… UK appoints New Special Trade Envoy to Caribbean CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque addresses the opening ceremony of CWA Wednesday morning Delegates stand as the CARICOM song was played at the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016, at the Westin Resort, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands There are important investment roles for both the public and private sector in the Region’s quest to be competitive, for import substitution, alleviation of food security risks and for increased contribution to economic development. Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said the opportunities were there for those who were willing to take it. The CWA is being held under the theme `Investing in Food and Agriculture’. “As we seek to attract investment in both small and large scale agri-business initiatives, there must be encouragement for our youth, women and small scale farmers to play a greater part,” the Secretary-General said. The Secretariat and its partners, he said, would continue to encourage youth and women in agriculture, to counter the high unemployment rate among that segment of the Community. The Secretary-General also referred to the need to improve transportation to enable greater regional trade in agriculture.  “I look forward to the ideas ventilated to advance this critical cog in the wheel of agriculture development, which would be another filip to encouraging investment in the sector. An Investment Forum was held immediately following the opening ceremony of the CWA. Please read the Secretary-Generals-Speech. Oct 7, 2020 Jun 17, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important Apr 9, 2020 Trade in Many Developing Countries Projected to ‘Nosedive’,… You may be interested in… Oct 7, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Secretary-General calls for wider participation in CWACaribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) officially opened in the Cayman Islands Wednesday morning with a call by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, for participation by a wider cross-section of stakeholders. “We must promote this event in such a manner that would bring about wider participation of all stakeholders, our farmers,…October 26, 2016In “CAHFSA”Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 in Cayman IslandsOrganisers are putting the final touches on preparations for the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) to be held in the Cayman Islands later this month. The CWA, the Region’s premier agriculture event, will be held in Grand Cayman, 24-28 October, 2016, under the theme ‘Investing in food and agriculture’. This…October 10, 2016In “CAHFSA”CARICOM urged to ‘take a big view of agriculture’By Kenton X. Chance GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, Oct. 27, 2016 — Stakeholders in the regional agricultural sector have been urged to take “a big view of agriculture” as Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nations continue to highlight the importance of food production to its economic and social development. The call on…October 27, 2016In “General”Share this on WhatsApplast_img

Grenada assumes CARICOM Chairmanship

first_img Sep 29, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 You may be interested in… Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, the Chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on 1 July, 2017. See the Grenada National Report broadcast below that highlights the areas Grenada will focus on during its six-months as Chair. Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Oct 2, 2020 President Granger heads to CARICOM Summit in GrenadaPresident of Guyana and outgoing Chairman of CARICOM , His Excellency David Granger, will address the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) which will be convened 4-6 July, 2017,in St. George’s Grenada. The Meeting will be held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister…July 1, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”PM Timothy Harris attending CARICOM SummitBASSETERRE, St. Kitts, July 3, 2017 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, will this week attend the Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Grenada from July 4-6, 2017.…July 3, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”38th CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in photographsThe Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) concluded Thursday, 6 July, 2017, in St. George’s, Grenada. The Meeting began on Tuesday 4 July, 2017 under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell. Here are glimpses of…July 7, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… Grenada Govt. Clarifies Leaked Internal Circular on… Oct 15, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… last_img read more

Accuride Announces Executive Appointments

first_imgEVANSVILLE, IN — Accuride Corporation announced that it has appointed Robert (Bob) Nida to senior vice president / operations for steel and aluminum wheels, Gunite Corporation and Brillion Iron Works. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe company also appointed Craig Kessler to serve as Accuride’s corporate vice president / forward process engineering and quality systems. “These appointments are in direct support of our on-going business unit integration and optimization efforts,” explained Terry Keating, Accuride’s president and CEO. “In their previous roles, both Bob and Craig were instrumental in driving manufacturing excellence, continual improvement and technology advancements in their assigned businesses. We look for them to achieve similar successes in their new roles.” Since joining Accuride in 1997, Nida has led various functions including continuous improvement, technology and steel wheel manufacturing. Nida also led the successful integration of Accuride’s facility in Monterrey, Mexico. Kessler joined the company in 1985 and has served in various engineering capacities, led facility start-up efforts, and served as vice president of aluminum wheel operations. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain.last_img read more

Timken Board Elects John Reilly as Director

first_imgCANTON, OH — The Timken Co.’s board of directors has elected John Reilly, non-executive chairman of Exide Technologies, as a director of the company. His election expands the Timken board to 13 directors. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Reilly has served as non-executive chairman of Exide Technologies since 2004. He previously served as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Stant Corp., chairman, president and CEO of Figgie International, president of Brunswick Corp. and president and CEO of Tenneco Automotive. He also has held leadership positions at Navistar, Mark Body and the former Chrysler Corp. Reilly serves as a director on the boards of Material Sciences Corp. and Marshfield Door Systems. He has served in the past as a director for four other companies: American Axle, Breed Technology, Aeroquip/Vickers and Brunswick Corp. Reilly received a bachelor of science degree from Xavier University and an MBA degree from the University of Detroit. For more information about Timken, go to: www.timken.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

New Management Team in Place at Leland Brake and Wheel

first_imgDUBOIS, Pa. — Leland Brake and Wheel has announced the installation of a new management team. Leland is a Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) company that distributes foundation and hydraulic brake parts for medium and heavy-duty trucks, trailers and buses.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Jason Gerding has been appointed president, Bill Laughlin has been named director of sales and Brian Rassin is now marketing product director. Combined they have more than 75 years of automotive and commercial vehicle market experience. Gerding’s background includes leading several Marmon Highway Technologies’ business units including Webb Wheel’s Transit Business Unit and two different business units for Fontaine Trailer Co. After receiving his mechanical engineering degree from Auburn University he was hired by MHT and held several different engineering, operations and sales roles before being promoted into general management. He has been with MHT for more than 13 years. Laughlin’s recent experience spans varied roles including vice president, traditional sales for Motorcar Parts of America Inc., vice president of sales and marketing for Radiator Specialties and more than 25 years at Tenneco Automotive where he rose to the position of general manager, specialty markets. Laughlin earned his bachelor of science degree in biology/chemistry from Kansas State University. Rassin has more than 25 years experience in marketing product management including directing several leading lines including Abex, Wagner Brake and Moog Chassis. Rassin has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from DePaul University and an associates degree in automotive technology from Oakton College. He recently joined Leland after 21 years with Federal-Mogul. Advertisement Pedro Ferro, president of Marmon Highway Technology’s Commercial Vehicle Undercarriage group, said he is excited for the future of Leland Brake with this energetic, seasoned and savvy team. “We have already experienced positive results in our turnaround plan in the short while this team has been in place,” said Ferro.last_img read more

Advance Auto Parts Names Walter Scott Vice President, E-Commerce Commercial

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts has appointed Walter Scott as vice president, e-commerce – commercial. Scott will be responsible for managing the commercial e-commerce business for the company, which includes the development of features and functions of the commercial e-commerce platform. He will report to Scott Bauhofer, senior vice president and general manager – e-commerce, and will be based in Roanoke, Va. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I am pleased to have Walter joining our e-commerce Team,” said Bauhofer. “He is an experienced sales and marketing leader with a proven record for delivering superior sales and profit performance through the development and execution of game changing go-to-market strategies.” Scott most recently served as vice president, marketing and e-commerce for Corporate Express, where he was responsible for the company’s e-commerce business and served as the organization’s chief marketing leader. Prior to that, Scott served as vice president, corporate express brands and business solutions and director of strategic planning, both for Corporate Express. Prior to joining Corporate Express, Scott held general management and strategic leadership positions for organizations in the automotive aftermarket, transportation and private label manufacturer industries, where he was responsible for developing and implementing programs to help them improve profitability and regain sales leadership. Scott holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School and a bachelor of science in accounting from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

AMN Careers: Hotline Training Technician, AAMCO

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. AAMCO is looking to complement our team with a Super Automotive Technician. You must have a minimum of 10 years extensive expertise in the rebuilding, diagnosing and updating of all current automotive systems. You must also have extensive experience in root-cause analysis, pinpoint diagnostic processes and efficient, quality repair. Become part of our Technical Hotline Coaching team of Master Certified experts to our 900 franchised centers.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement To find out more about this job opportunity and to apply, see the full listing from AMN Careers.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business. last_img read more

DENSO International America Names New COO of North American Headquarters

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO has named Kazumasa Kimura chief operating officer (COO) of DENSO International America Inc. (DIAM), DENSO’s North American headquarters, effective June 22. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement As COO, Kimura will oversee the company’s overall sales operations in North America. In addition to his duties as COO of DIAM, Kimura will also serve as one of DENSO Corp.’s executive directors. Prior to being appointed to these roles, Kimura was director of the global sales and business development division of DENSO Corp., where he was responsible for global OE sales and marketing. Kimura’s extensive experience in sales and marketing will help strengthen sales functions and improve customer satisfaction in North America, the company says.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit. last_img read more

News Alert: Water Main Break On San Ildefonso Road

first_imgNews Alert:A water main break has occurred on San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa and customers east of Camino Uva may experience little to no water pressure.Department of Public Utilities crews estimate water will be restored by midnight.Department officials offer the following consideration to customers once water is restored: Water may at first appear murky due to entrained air. This problem will resolve itself in a day or so;For a day or two there may be a small amount of sediment or rust in the water that has been stirred up from the bottom of the water main. While aesthetically unpleasant, it does not pose a health risk;Flushing home plumbing lines with cold water can help clear up the water sooner; andIf water quality problems persist for more than two days, contact the DPU at 505.662.8333.last_img read more