OECS ‘a beacon on the hill’ – incoming Chairman[su_pullquote align=”right”]”Our harmonised and coordinated response to matters of aviation, telecommunications, the judiciary and common currency has borne dividends including efficiency and effectiveness in the handling of these matters than would be derived by our individual country efforts. Working together we have created one of the world’s most stable currency.”…June 14, 2016In “Anguilla”Geothermal energy discussions kick off in St. Kitts and NevisBasseterre, St. Kitts, May 10, 2016 (SKNIS): The development of geothermal energy in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and its prospects for economic and sustainable contributions are being reviewed at the Regional Geothermal Forum from May 10 – 12 at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort. The forum, which…May 10, 2016In “CARICOM”OECS marks 34th anniversaryCASTRIES, Saint Lucia CMC – The nine-member Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is marking its 34th anniversary on Thursday with a reminder that the world in which “we live today is a brutally competitive place with an uncompromising dominance of the large and the powerful. “Our ability to navigate…June 18, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — The Commission of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States has applauded the new Cabinet of the Government of Grenada led by the Hon. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the New National Party (NNP).The Cabinet, which was sworn in on Sunday 25th March, comprises more women than men indicates the Government’s commitment to appointment upon merit with concern for gender equality and social inclusiveness. OECS Director General Dr. Didacus Jules said that given the persistence of gender inequalities worldwide, the Government of Grenada was setting a shining example in affirming women’s rights and status at the highest political levels.Read more at: Organisation of Eastern Caribbean StatesShare this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…
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Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… Oct 12, 2020 Related Posts Oct 2, 2020 Oct 5, 2020 Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act gets US Senate nod… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… Share this on WhatsApp
You may be interested in… Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Sep 4, 2020 (CGTN) Tourism and fishery-dependent Caribbean nations plan to test the acidity of the Caribbean Sea as a result of increased absorption of greenhouse gases, a senior regional official said Friday. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) “will assist” with the project, said Milton Haughton, executive director of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism. “I am very positive that we will have things going by next year,” he said in Barbados where Caribbean agriculture ministers held their annual meeting from October 8 to 12. Sep 3, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 ‘Step In our Shoes’ – Dr. Carla Barnett Make COVID Recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and… NASA Features Belizean Scientist, Emil Cherrington and… Sep 10, 2020 Haughton said the Caribbean would also be establishing laboratories and training personnel to conduct future testing. Scientists already believe that the increased acidity is caused by the sea’s absorption of carbon emissions. Read more at: CGTN Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM Member States(CRFM Press Release)—A Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture was approved for CARICOM States during a recent high-level meeting of the Ministerial Council of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). At the 8th Special Meeting of the CRFM Ministerial Council held in Barbados…October 15, 2018In “Agriculture”Regional fisheries experts meet today on emerging challengesBelize City, Wednesday, 6 April 2015 (CRFM)–Fisheries experts from across the Caribbean region are traveling to Guyana this week for the 14th Meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum — the primary technical deliberative body of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). The Forum will be meeting in Georgetown on Thursday,…April 7, 2016In “CRFM”Caribbean Fisheries Ministers to consider climate change protocol at 8th Special Meeting in Barbados(Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Press Release)—Fisheries ministers from Member States of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to deliberate upon a new Protocol on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Fisheries and Aquaculture when they meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, 11 October 2018, at the…October 10, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp
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 AKRON, OH — Goodyear has reassigned a number of executives to new posts with the tire and rubber company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Chuck Mick was named to the newly created position of vice president and general manager of North American holdings and integration. Previously vice president and general manager of the company’s global OTR group, Mick will now be responsible for Goodyear’s Canadian tire business, will oversee Goodyear’s interests in Tire & Wheel Assembly and will lead integration of Goodyear’s North American “shared services activities.” Joseph Copeland, currently CEO of Goodyear’s South Pacific Tyre (SPT) in Australia, will succeed Mick as vice president and general manager of the global OTR unit. Judith Swales, previously managing director of SPT’s retail operations in Australia and New Zealand, was promoted to managing director and CEO of SPT.,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 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.
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Jim Hardesty has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) Board of Directors representing Genuine Parts Co. (GPC) in California.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement He was appointed by CAWA Chairman Tim Gerrity of General Auto Parts/Parts Plus in Oakland, Calif. “GPC has had an historic interest and shown strong support for CAWA and Mr. Hardesty’s participation will be critical to the association’s future goals,” Gerrity said. “Furthermore, we are pleased that he has stepped forward and we’ll welcome his contributions to the automotive aftermarket industry and its trade association.” CAWA represents auto parts jobbers, warehouse distributors, retailers, manufacturers and manufacturer representatives in California, Nevada and Arizona, and provides education, legislative, regulatory and business support to the industry and its membership.,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 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. 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.
WICHITA, Kan. — Universal Lubricants has announced that Nancy Blanchat has joined the company as director of marketing. With more than 20 years in advertising, marketing and account management, Blanchat will oversee all aspects of the marketing effort for Universal Lubricants’ new ECO ULTRA green product line and will report to Peter Fox, vice president of marketing and retail sales. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Crude oil is a finite natural resource, and our company is dedicated to making the best possible use of it. ECO ULTRA has one of the highest percentages of recycled oil content and provides Americans the performance and reliability they expect in a top quality motor oil,” said Fox. “Nancy’s tremendous advertising and marketing background will be very important to the company’s continued success during this period of rapid sales growth in our ECO ULTRA line of products.” Prior to joining Universal Lubricants, Blanchat spearheaded the marketing effort for Fidelity Bank, interpreting strategy into marketing campaigns to support all bank initiatives. Before Fidelity Bank, she served for 14 years at the Coleman Co. as director of marketing communications. In this capacity, Blanchat directed all brand-related communications and organized consumer/brand research initiatives and Internet promotions. In addition, she led a massive company-wide packaging redesign and implementation. Blanchat has also worked at Lida Advertising and Sullivan, Higdon and Sink. Numerous accolades attest to Blanchat’s distinguished career, including the 2005 “Telly Award” that honors outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs; the Coleman Co.’s 2005 “Inspiration” award for initiating and managing massive packaging redesign project; and the 2004 “Innovation” award presented by American Household Corp. for excellence in new product marketing efforts.Advertisement Blanchat holds a bachelor of arts degree from Lubbock Christian University and an associates of arts degree from York University.
For additional information, contact the Pecos District Office at 505.757.6121 or the Las Vegas District Office at 505.425.3534. The Las Vegas office at 1926 N. 7th St., will still be open to answer questions and assist visitors with other issues. SANTA FE ― There will be no sales at the Las Vegas District Office of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) July 22-30, due to a brief staffing shortage. Customers may purchase fuelwood permits, maps and passes at Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe and the Pecos, Española, Cuba, Coyote and Jemez District Offices 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. “We apologize for any inconvenience this causes,” District Ranger Steve Romero said. “The good news is that we are getting our new staff up to speed and authorized to collect payments from the public. We are hopeful that we will be back to business as usual at the Las Vegas office soon.” Only designated collection officers are authorized to accept payment for fuelwood permits, maps, America the Beautiful interagency passes and other Forest Service products. In May, the SFNF announced that the Las Vegas office would not be able to sell products on Tuesdays until further notice. SFNF News:
The organization’s next event is College and Military Day in September. Community members are encouraged to wear their favorite college or military apparel, or continued education, to demonstrate any life-long path of learning. The day will take place throughout the entire community, Sept. 13. Those participating are asked to send photographs to showcase their efforts. CYA News: What made her join the C’YA team? “Working at Chamisa, I see the fun experiments the SciGuy brings to all grades. Students love his experiments,” Snow said. “The connections C’YA makes with letters to those serving in the military, it’s an honor to be asked to be a part of that.” Additional C’YA Board Members include President Claire Swinhoe, Treasurer Karen Greenfield, Secretary Debra Minyard and members Megan Pfeffer and Valerie Harris. The proclamation helps to highlight the work C’YA does based on the Search-Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets* and building community. C’YA celebrated its 5th birthday in June, but have worked to keep the assets top of mind for 11 years. When funding for the program was discontinued, C’YA was created as a non-profit, to continue the mission. Their newest member Deb Snow joined the board in July. Snow is an administrative assistant starting her 15th year at Chamisa Elementary School. She has an uncanny ability to recall the names of every student and often greets them by name, learning more about them throughout the year. She also confesses to enjoying a good hug when spotted in the community. Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), will be recognized at the Los Alamos County Council meeting Aug. 27 with a proclamation for youth and community development, as the new school year begins. C’YA was granted an award by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation for participation in the 2019 ScienceFest and for the 2019 Community Asset Awards. The work includes; hands-on science in several elementary schools both locally and in the region, youth leadership, sending care packages to local military members and the annual Community Asset Awards. Deb Snow Snow has been involved for many years with different organizations in the community. She assisted with being a leader in Girl Scouts, the Parent Teacher Organization at Chamisa and four years ago, even formed and led a Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help group in Los Alamos. She and daughter Jackie also volunteer with Walk and Bike MS. To nominate someone for a Community Asset Award, visit www.cya-nm.org or call for a nomination form to 505.695.9139.
All these mistakes are examples of a risky investment strategy: trying to “time” the market. If you try to be a market timer, not only will you end up questioning your buy/sell decisions, but you also might lose sight of why you bought certain investments in the first place. Specifically, you might own stocks or mutual funds because they are appropriate for your portfolio and your risk tolerance, and they can help you make progress toward your long-term financial goals. And these attributes don’t automatically disappear when the value of these stocks or funds has dropped, so you could end up selling investments that could still be doing you some good many years into the future. While trying to time the market is a difficult investment strategy even for the professionals, it doesn’t mean you can never take advantage of falling prices. In fact, you can use periodic dips in the market to buy quality assets at more attractive prices. Suppose, for example, that you invested the same amount of money every month into the same investments. One month, your money could buy more shares when the price of the investment is down – meaning you’re automatically a savvy enough investor to take advantage of price drops. While your money will buy fewer shares when the price of the investment is up, your overall investment holdings will benefit from the increase in price. Buying low and selling high sounds like a thrilling way to invest. But in the long run, you’re better off by following a consistent investment strategy and taking a long-term perspective. It’s time in the market, rather than timing the market, that helps keep portfolio returns moving in the right direction over time. To understand why this is so, let’s look at three common mistakes investors make:Selling investments and moving to cash when stocks are predicted to drop – If you follow the financial news on cable TV or the internet, you’re eventually bound to discover some “experts” who are predicting imminent, huge drops in the stock market. And on rare occasions, they may be right – but often they’re not. And if you were to sell some of your stocks or stock-based investments based on a prediction and move the money to cash or a cash equivalent, you could miss out on possible future growth opportunities if the predictor was wrong. And the investments you sold still could have played a valuable part in your portfolio balance.Selling underperforming assets in favor of strong performers – As an investor, it can be tempting to unload an investment for one of those “hot” ones you read about that may have topped one list or another. Yet there’s no guarantee that investment will stay on top the next year, or even perform particularly well. Conversely, your own underperformers of today could be next year’s leaders.Waiting for today’s risk or uncertainty to disappear before investing – Investing always involves risk and uncertainty. Instead of waiting for the perfect time to invest, you’re better off building a portfolio based on your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. By SHELLY WIEMANNFinancial AdvisorEdward Jones You may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing.
Public Education Secretary Ryan StewartBy BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily [email protected] FE — Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart hosted a virtual conference call with members of the media 10-11 a.m. today. Early Childhood Education and Care Secretary Elizabeth Groginsky, Children, Youth and Families Secretary Brian Blalock and Indian Affairs Secretary Lynn Trujillo joined Stewart for the call.Stewart announced that schools will remain closed through the end of this academic year in May. Educators will communicate with students online and via cell phone, Stewart said. School meal deliveries are being accomplished through delivery to bus stops and the “grab and go” program,which disperses meals curbside at New Mexico schools. Around 150,00 kids a day are being fed through the meal service, he said.([Los Alamos Public Schools is serving free breakfast along with free lunch as part of the Free Emergency Meals program for any child 18 and under. Meals are packaged together for one single distribution. Single pick up times are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at Aspen Elementary School and noon to 1 p.m. at Chamisa and Piñon elementary schools.)Education plans will be locally determined, including how students will demonstrate competency, Steward said. PED is urging districts to use pass/fail rather than letter grades. GPAs will be determined using grades prior to the implementation of pass/fail. Instruction is set to begin April 8, with plans in place.“No senior will be denied graduation due to inability to complete the local plan,” Stewart said. “Support plans will be developed for students who need help to graduate on time.”Graduation ceremonies will go ahead at a time when it is safe, he said.According to Steward, plans for additional SAT and ACT testing in the summer are underway and some colleges are waiving the test scores for college admissions. Plans for AP testing access are also in the works.“PED has waived requirements for instructional hours, but superintendents and charter leaders must create an educational plan,” Stewart said. “There are many creative ways teachers have been keeping students engaged.”Stewart stressed that education efforts being undertaken are not “a replacement for school” and may not meet the critical standards of instruction. The point is to keep students engaged and on track, he said.“Employees are working and being paid,” Stewart said. “This is not time off. Employees continue to feed kids and tend to their needs as well as providing instruction. Students need us more than ever.”Educational assistants are working and being paid and are especially important in serving special needs students, he said.“This is not a period where we’re waiving special education provisions,” Stewart said. “Distance learning should not be seen as a barrier.”Virtual and online, as well as telephone communication are options districts are employing, he said. IEP meetings will continue to be held.Sec. Trujillo was asked about tribal access to learning, especial on reservations.“There is a huge digital divide when it comes to reservations,” she said. “Temporary hot spots and connecting through wireless means are being explored. Also libraries and some businesses are providing some access to the Internet.”Sec. Blalock addressed the needs of homeless students.“We are working with youth shelters and getting them the supplies they need,” he said. “Providing a safe and stable place for students has to be the main focus.”Sec. Groginsky said her department is meeting with childcare providers daily to make sure facilities remain open to serve parents who must be at work during the pandemic emergency.