Paul Kingston to the power of three as Laois footballers book Leinster semi-final place

first_img Facebook Paul Kingston to the power of three as Laois footballers book Leinster semi-final place TAGSLaois senior footballersLaois v WestmeathLeinster SFC 2018Paul Kingston WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Home Sport GAA Paul Kingston to the power of three as Laois footballers book Leinster… SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Laois 4-13 Westmeath 1-12Leinster SFC Quarter-finalBrought to you in association with the Midlands Park HotelThe Laois senior footballers have a Leinster semi-final in Croke Park to look forward to for the first time since 2008 as they got the better of Westmeath in Tullamore this evening.It’s the first time in 11 years that they have won two games in Leinster back to back and it continues a very satisfying season under manager John Sugrue. Pinterest Previous articleRoad works in Trumera and Mountrath to be completed by the end of 2018Next articlePenalty shoot-out heartbreak for Rosenallis AFC in CCFL Cup final Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. Two goals from Paul Kingston in a four-minute spell in the second half were the crucial scores as Laois built on a four-point half-time lead to set up a semi-final meeting with Kildare or Carlow in two weeks time.  And the same player completed his hat-trick with ten minutes remaining to settle Laois after a brief Westmeath scare.It was as good a Leinster championship win that Laois have enjoyed since the Micko days and a first win over Westmeath since 1999.Laois played with the wind in the opening half and played with a two-man full-forward line of Donie Kingston and Ross Munnelly with Benny Carroll dropping deep.And the tactic of getting it into Kingston worked to a point. Kingston got plenty of ball but despite four scoring attempts in the first ten minutes none resulted in a score. By which stage Westmeath were 0-3 to 0-1 up, after points from a John Connellan free and one each from Luke Loughlin and Ger Egan. Laois’s response was a fourth minute point from Alan Farrell after the two Kingstons had combined.A Kingston free on 15 minutes after Munnelly was fouled brought it back to a point but Kieran Martin responded straight away for Westmeath and they went three clear when Loughlin banged over a long-range free.A Munnelly free after Kingston was fouled was Laois’s response and then Paul Kingston made full use of the breeze with a lovely effort from play from outside the ’45.A turnover from a Laois kickout led to Ger Egan getting his second for Westmeath but again Laois responded – a Munnelly free after Kingston was fouled again and sub Niall Donoher levelled things when he pointed excellently off his lesser-used right boot.And the Courtwood man then put Laois ahead when he swung over sweet score – this time off his left – and another Munnelly free pushed Laois two ahead after the lively Damien O’Connor was fouled. When Colm Begley clipped over one off the outside of the boot it put Laois three up and Trevor Collins added one just before the break to leave Laois 0-10 to 0-6 up at half time.It was quite the second quarter from Laois, one that saw them outscore Westmeath by 0-8 to 0-1.Against the wind in the second half, Laois got off to a good start. A Luke Loughlin free did bring the back to three but Paul Kingston pointed off his left to restore Laois’s four-point lead and then the same player crashed home a cracking goal in the 45th minute after a lovely pass from Colm Begley.Ger Egan pulled a free back for Westmeath but Kingston soon had his second goal, a slightly scrappy effort after a pass across the square from Donoher.  All of sudden Laois were nine points up.Laois had a goal disallowed for square ball on 56 minutes and then Westmeath got their own moments later. But the dust had barely settled on that score when Laois had their third – and again it was the younger Kingston, again smashing home when a point seemed the more sensible option.And Laois made sure of the win with seven minutes later when David Conway and Donie Kingston turned over a short Westmeath kickout and Conway set up fellow sub Evan O’Carroll for Laois’s fourth goal.From there, Laois comfortably saw it out.Laois will find out their opponents tomorrow when Carlow and Kildare meet and that semi-final will be a double header in Croke Park with the other semi-final on Sunday, June 10.SCORERS – Laois: Paul Kingston 3-2, Evan O’Carroll 1-1, Ross Munnelly (all frees) 0-3, Niall Donoher 0-2, Donie Kingston 0-1 (free), Alan Farrell 0-1, Colm Begley 0-1, Trevor Collins 0-1, Gary Walsh 0-1 Westmeath: Luke Loughlin 0-4 (two frees), Ger Egan 0-3 (one free), Mark McCallon 1-0, Finbar Coyne 0-2, John Connellan 0-1 (free), Kieran Martin 0-1, Ronan O’Toole 0-1LAOIS: Graham Brody; Stephen Attride, Mark Timmons, Gareth Dillon; Trevor Collins, Colm Begley, Finbarr Crowley; John O’Loughlin, Kieran Lillis; Alan Farrell, Paul Kingston, Damien O’Connor; Ross Munnelly, Donie Kingston, Benny Carroll. Subs: Niall Donoher for Farrell (22), Evan O’Carroll for Carroll (58), Darren Strong for O’Connor (58), David Conway for Munnely (63) Shane Nerney for Timmons (blood sub, 65), Gary Walsh for D Kingston (68), Denis Booth for Attride (74)WESTMEATH: Stephen Gallagher; Mark McCallon, Sam Duncan, Jamie Gonoud; John Egan, Alan Stone, Noel Mulligan; Denis Corroon, Darragh Daly; Kieran Martin, Callum McCormack, Ger Egan; Luke Loughlin, Ronan O’Toole, John Connellan. Subs: Finbar Coyne for Connellan (Black Card – 30), Ronan Wallace for Daly (41), Anthony McGinley for J Egan (48), John Heslin for O’Toole (56), Boidu Sayeh for Mulligan (70), David Whelan for McCallon (70)REFEREE: Padraig Hughes (Armagh)SEE ALSO – The Laois man in the Westmeath corner Twittercenter_img Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding By Steven Miller – 26th May 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

Regulators address extreme market volatility

first_img Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Global securities regulators are proposing guidance for both trading venues and regulators designed to ensure that they have mechanisms in place to deal with extreme volatility, whether driven by “fat finger” trades, investor panic or automated trading.The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) proposed a set of recommendations on Wednesday for trading venues (such as stock exchanges and alternative trading systems) and regulatory authorities, for implementing mechanisms to deal with the threat of extreme volatility. According to IOSCO, such volatility can “weaken market integrity and reduce investor confidence.” Keywords Circuit breakers,  Stock exchanges,  VolatilityCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions Facebook LinkedIn Twitter James Langton Going public in the U.K.? For pot companies, it’s complicated Stock market quotes holyhikaru/123RF Regulators issue new reporting guidance on systems outages IOSCO examines market data issues The report examines the sorts of automated measures that trading venues have adopted, such as circuit breakers and trading halts, to address the risks that can accompany excessive volatility. It examines the process for establishing and monitoring the thresholds and reference prices used in these mechanisms; and, disclosure about the design, operation and triggering of these mechanisms to regulators, the industry and investors.IOSCO’s paper also looks at communication between trading venues during episodes of extreme volatility, particularly for stocks and other assets that are traded in multiple jurisdictions. And, it proposes a set of recommendations for the implementation, operation and monitoring of volatility control mechanisms.Comments on the paper are due by May 6.last_img read more

Samuda Suggests CARICOM Exploits Areas of Comparative Advantage to Beat Financial Crisis

first_imgSamuda Suggests CARICOM Exploits Areas of Comparative Advantage to Beat Financial Crisis CommerceFebruary 13, 2009 Advertisements RelatedSamuda Suggests CARICOM Exploits Areas of Comparative Advantage to Beat Financial Crisis RelatedSamuda Suggests CARICOM Exploits Areas of Comparative Advantage to Beat Financial Crisiscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce (IIC), Karl Samuda, has suggested that CARICOM identify and develop areas of comparative advantage, in order to deal effectively with the current global financial crisis.“We have taken our eyes off the need to be more productive. We have taken our eyes off the need to apply technology appropriately. So that those things we can do and do well, we have failed to do, or we have done in a marginal way,” Mr. Samuda said.“We have really not identified the areas where we have the potential for comparative advantage and really become efficient in preparation for this day. So, now it is catch up time but, unfortunately for us, its catch up time at a time when the world economy is on the decline,” he added.He also suggested that the region move quickly to establish the infrastructure that will make it attractive for vessels passing through the Panama Canal to stop, in order to benefit from the increased access to North and South America, anticipated from the expansion of the Panama Canal.Mr. Samuda was speaking at the launch of the CARICOM/Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Competitiveness Project, today (Feb.12) at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, New Kingston.CARICOM Assistant Secretary General, Trade and Economic Integration, Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, explained that the CARICOM/CIDA trade and competitiveness project was designed to increase the operational capacity and effectiveness of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).He said that it is also designed to create a structure to ensure full participation of artisans, through standardised licensing and certification and mutual recognition of licences and certificates.The project also seeks to create an improved harmonised administrative system, to allow single market beneficiaries to access their rights and promote the use of the various CSME arrangements. RelatedSamuda Suggests CARICOM Exploits Areas of Comparative Advantage to Beat Financial Crisislast_img read more

Jamaica Joins 25-Member Rio Group

first_imgRelatedJamaica Joins 25-Member Rio Group FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. the Hon Kenneth Baugh, has praised the Rio Group for its role in strengthening the region’s international presence.Dr. Baugh made comment on Thursday (November 05), after Jamaica was admitted as the 25th member of the prestigious hemispheric body, at a meeting of its Foreign Ministers at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa, Montego Bay.The Rio Group was founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1986 in response to what was then perceived as United States’ domination of the Organization of American States (OAS). The Group, which started with only six members, continues to seek common foreign policy positions for its members which include Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela.CARICOM is usually represented by one of its member states, which currently is Jamaica, but with Thursday’s approval Jamaica is now a full-fledged member like its CARICOM colleagues Belize, Guyana and Haiti.In his speech accepting the membership approval, Dr. Baugh said that Jamaica fully endorsed the objectives of the Rio Group, as a regional mechanism for dialogue and concerted political agreement. Jamaica also shares the commitment of the Group to the preservation of peace, the promotion of democratic values, respect for the rule of law and the fostering of multilateralism, he added.“The Government of Jamaica certainly recognizes the essential and unique role that the Rio Group plays for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean,” Dr. Baugh stated.“It is one of the most representative groupings of Latin American and Caribbean countries, and plays an invaluable role to strengthen the region’s international presence, to enhance its influence in multilateral fora and to increase interaction with extra-regional states and group states,” he observed.He expressed gratitude to the countries which supported Jamaica’s entry, and said that his Government looked forward to working with Rio’s member states.“We have common goals and aspirations, so let us work together to ensure a better quality of life for all our peoples, and let us leave a legacy of unity and mutual respect of which future generations can be justly proud,” Dr. Baugh said.Jamaica is hosting important meetings of Foreign Ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean (CALC) on Integration and Development, and the Rio Group, November 4-6, at the Rose Hall Resort and Spa Hotel, Montego Bay St. James. Approximately 34 Foreign Ministers from the hemisphere are attending these meetings. Jamaica Joins 25-Member Rio Group Foreign AffairsNovember 6, 2009 RelatedJamaica Joins 25-Member Rio Groupcenter_img RelatedJamaica Joins 25-Member Rio Group Advertisementslast_img read more

Cane toad alert in NSW

first_imgCane toad alert in NSW NSW GovernmentA small number of cane toads have been detected in NSW, prompting a call for residents to keep an eye out for the unwanted pest.New cane toad invasions have recently been reported in the Sydney, North Coast, South Coast and North West regions. Cane toads pose a serious biosecurity threat in Australia and are considered a pest because they:poison pets and injure humans with their toxinspoison many native animals whose diet includes frogs, tadpoles and frogs’ eggseat large numbers of honey bees, creating a management problem for bee-keepersprey on native faunacompete for food with vertebrate insectivores such as small skinksmay carry diseases that are can be transmitted to native frogs and fishes.Sydney, North Coast, South Coast and North West communities can help keep their regions safe by reporting any sightings to NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI). Anyone coming from cane toad infested areas such as Queensland or the Northern Territory are being asked to check their luggage, vehicle or trailer to ensure they are not bringing a cane toad into NSW. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, biosecurity, diet, food, Government, New South Wales, Northern Territory, NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Queensland, Sydney, toxins, trailer, vehiclelast_img read more

Community invited to open house at Share House

first_img guestLabel Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel Community invited to open house at Share HousePosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, November 12, 2019in: Community News, Peopleshare 0 Volunteers needed for Share Hot Meals program VANCOUVER — The community is invited to attend an open house at Share House, 1115 W 13th Street, on Mon. Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m.“We appreciate the opportunity to welcome members of our community into Share House to see first-hand the offices, dorms, transitional housing rooms and community areas in which our case managers and housing navigators work each day to engage and motivate our residents by linking them with housing opportunities, developing budgets, completing applications and assisting them in telling their story to local landlords,” said Diane McWithey, executive director.Staff will be on hand to provide tours through the building and to answer questions. Snacks and beverages will be available. The open house marks the reopening of the men’s shelter and recent restart of the Share Hot Meals program following an accidental fire back in July.“Over 40 years, our Hot Meals program has relied on the generosity of numerous faith-based and community groups to prepare and serve meals. Many of our current groups include seniors, some who have volunteered for more than 20 years, who are unable to continue donating their time,” said Molly Evjen, director of volunteers and community resources. “We have an increased need for a new base of volunteers to support our Hot Meals program and hope that our generous community will step up to answer our call for help.”All volunteers are required to complete an application and background check which can be done online at sharevancouver.org. For more information, contact Molly Evjen at (360) 952-8228 or [email protected] ShareShare was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, including a Day Center, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,535-plus children at 95 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit their website at www.sharevancouver.org.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyVancouvershare 0 Previous : A Flag Dedication: Veterans Day 2019 Next : OnPoint CU WaterfrontAdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Name*Email*Website Name*Email*Website 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: June 6, 2013 Categories:Science & TechnologyNews Headlinescenter_img A Midsummer Night’s Dream kicks off the 2013 Colorado Shakespeare Festival season, with a preview performance on Friday, June 7 and opening night on Saturday, June 8. Dream a little dream of love and laughter as Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy casts its spell on the enchanting Mary Rippon stage.Moonlight, magic and mirth ensue when four young lovers and a troupe of actors leave behind the confines of Edwardian propriety and find themselves subject to the wiles of a fairy kingdom with a distinctly Jazz Age flair. It’s an enchanting evening of romance under the stars and a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare for children.Other openings this summer include The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) June 13 (preview), June 14 (opening); Macbeth, June 28 (preview), June 29 (opening); and Richard II, July 18 (preview), July 19 (opening). Ticket discounts are available for faculty, staff and students.last_img read more

MediBuddy helps additional 76% Indians access high-quality healthcare

first_img Comments (0) WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals MediBuddy helps additional 76% Indians access high-quality healthcare By EH News Bureau on May 29, 2021 News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Adoption of AI/ML can disrupt healthcare services The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 COVID-19 queriesMediBuddytelemedicinewomen’s health The company witnessed maximum queries around COVID-care, mental health, women’s health, pediatrics and orthopaedicsMediBuddy has witnessed a growth of 76 per cent since February 2021 when the second wave of COVID-19 started touching its peak. Insights and data from the healthcare platform revealed they received maximum queries around five departments – COVID-19-related care (104 per cent), mental health (82 per cent), women’s health (73 per cent), pediatrics (56 per cent) and orthopaedics (52 per cent), a statement from the company said.The data suggests that users were more aware and cautious, and sought medical assistance for common COVID-19 symptoms such as cold, fever, cough, breathlessness, etc., it added.Further, according to the statement, the platform also observed a steep increase in queries related to intimate and women’s health. Users consulted medical practitioners on the platform for various health issues pertaining to PCOS, vaginal yeast infection, birth control methods, etc. There were also increase in queries from parents with regards to cough and cold in babies, missed vaccination cycles, fever, UTI, diarrhoea, etc. Orthopaedic-related queries included joint pain, spinal issues, knee pain, muscle pain and back pain.In addition, MediBuddy has also tied up with over 350 hospitals across 130 cities such as Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Noida and Kochi to lend its support to state governments administering vaccination drives. The company will be facilitating vaccinations for over 700 corporates that support 15 million individuals at vaccination camps, the statement stated. Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Related Posts Share Add Commentlast_img read more

Shaw welcomes changes to Deposit Insurance Act

first_imgRelatedShaw welcomes changes to Deposit Insurance Act FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, says changes to the Deposit Insurance Act will create the basis for enhanced depositor entitlements, and improved operational efficiencies in the Deposit Insurance Scheme “Clause 3 (Section 5), which outlines the functions of the Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation (JDIC), is now being amended to allow the Corporation to make loans or advances with security and to borrow or to raise funds,” Mr. Shaw said. He also informed that clause five (Section 17) is being amended to facilitate the repayments of loans and advances from the fund, and to allow the JDIC to invest in securities issued or guaranteed by the Bank of Jamaica. “In clause six, the maximum payout on insured deposit was changed from $300,000 to $600,000 by Order. The amendment now to Section 18 is to incorporate this change in the Act,” Mr. Shaw explained. The Act, which was passed in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 12), was also amended to specify that the regulations may provide for the imposition of penalties on summary conviction, in a Resident’s Magistrate Court or Circuit Court, of a fine not exceeding $500,000, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or both. He said that another area of concern was the treatment of a depositor with insurable deposit, with more than one policy holder, that subsequently merges. The existing Act provides protection to depositors per institution meaning that, if institutions merge, payout to depositors would be reduced. The new provision indicates the outcome if institutions merge and continue to operate as one policy holder. “So, it means in those circumstances the policy holder, having had two accounts, will benefit from insurance for both accounts,” Mr. Shaw said. The Finance Minister also stated that the actual deposit insurance fund balance, at the end of November 2010 is in the order of $7.4 billion. The Jamaica Deposit Insurance Corporation was created by the Government of Jamaica to protect depositors, and promote stability and confidence in Jamaica’s financial sector. Emerging at an important juncture in the development of the country’s financial system, it has become the latest plank in strengthening the sector’s regulatory framework since August, 1998. RelatedShaw welcomes changes to Deposit Insurance Act RelatedShaw welcomes changes to Deposit Insurance Actcenter_img Advertisements Shaw welcomes changes to Deposit Insurance Act Finance & Public ServiceJanuary 13, 2011last_img read more

Government Pushing for Further Growth in 2015

first_imgStory HighlightsMinister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, says the Government will be pushing for even greater levels of economic growth in 2015.The current account of the balance of payments continues to improve, so too the holdings of foreign reserves, with the Net International Reserves (NIR) standing at over just over US$2.0 billion.The Finance Minister pointed out that international financiers have been paying close attention to the positive developments in the economy and have been giving solid support. Government Pushing for Further Growth in 2015 Finance & Public ServiceDecember 20, 2014Written by: O. Rodger Hutchinson FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedPrime Minister Breaks Ground for New Energy Efficient IDB Country Building Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, says the Government will be pushing for even greater levels of economic growth in 2015.“Last year, for the calendar year, we had about 0.2 per cent of growth…this year, the level of growth is about five times that. We want to ensure that next year, we can speak to an increase of the same magnitude or pretty close to it,” he stated.Dr. Phillips was speaking to JIS News following a tour of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in New Kingston on Thursday (December 18), with President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno.He said the economy is heading in the right direction, with a number of developments that are creating conditions for economic success.The current account of the balance of payments continues to improve, so too the holdings of foreign reserves, with the Net International Reserves (NIR) standing at over just over US$2.0 billion.In addition, unemployment has declined, and there have been significant investments in sectors such as tourism and business processing and outsourcing (BPO) with the establishment of centres in various parish capitals across the country.The country’s business ranking and credit rating have also improved, reflected in a highly successful return to the international bond market in July, where US$800 million was raised.The Finance Minister pointed out that international financiers have been paying close attention to the positive developments in the economy and have been giving solid support.“The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have been providing approximately $2 billion to support the economic reform programme and our budget… so they are giving a considerable amount of budgetary support,” he said.He noted that the IDB’s investment support, in the building of the Courtyard Marriott, implementation of the Citizens Security and Justice Programme (CSJP), and the commitment to building new offices in Jamaica, signal the return of confidence by the international investment community.It was a point that the IDB President endorsed, stating that the bank firmly believes in Jamaica and the direction in which is it headed, as seen in its investment of US$1.3 billion in the country.Meanwhile, Ambassador Richard Bernal, who is Jamaica’s representative on the board of the IDB, noted that the Courtyard Marriott hotel is very important for Jamaica and the board is “very pleased” with its progress.“It is a good project for the President to view to see the kind of contribution the bank is making to Jamaica’s economic development,” he stated.The Courtyard Marriott is being developed by a group of local investors through support from the IDB. It is being constructed at a cost $1.75 billion and is expected to provide employment for approximately 430 Jamaicans. RelatedIMF Approves US$67 Million for Jamaicacenter_img Government Pushing for Further Growth in 2015JIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Photo: JIS PhotographerPresident of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno (L), and Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips (2nd R), listen as investor Stephen Facey (right), explains the progress of work on the Marriot Courtyard Hotel, during a tour of the project in New Kingston on Thursday (Dec. 18). Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Hon. Arnaldo Brown; and IDB resident representative Therese Turner-Jones, were also on the tour. RelatedIDB Commits to Supporting Growth in Jamaica Advertisementslast_img read more