High Commissioner Calls for Continued Support of Air Jamaica

first_imgHigh Commissioner Calls for Continued Support of Air Jamaica Foreign AffairsMay 13, 2009 RelatedHigh Commissioner Calls for Continued Support of Air Jamaica RelatedHigh Commissioner Calls for Continued Support of Air Jamaica Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Jamaica’s High Commissioner to Canada, Her Excellency Evadne Coye, has called on Jamaicans living in Canada to continue to support the country’s national airline, Air Jamaica.The High Commissioner was speaking recently at a special church service, held at the Revivaltime Tabernacle in Toronto, Canada, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the first Air Jamaica flight – a twin-jet DC-9 – which left Kingston for Miami on April 1, 1969, with 90 passengers and crew.“We from the foreign service have always done our best to support Air Jamaica wherever we are. I am asking you to do that today,” High Commissioner Coye told the congregation.She recalled the tears of pride when she saw the Air Jamaica airplane for the first time 40 years ago. “I still feel that pride whenever I see that bird today,” she said.Air Jamaica’s Director of Sales, George deMercado, noted that although these are challenging times for the airline, it is empowered by the positives of its 40-year history.“We are getting ready to embrace the future and Air Jamaica is going to emerge from our current transformation a more valuable company, buoyed by commitment from our employees who do good work to make sure that we succeed. And, we can succeed if we get support from people like you in this congregation,” he said.He noted that since Air Jamaica has been in existence, many other airlines have folded, including PanAm, TWA, Eastern Airlines, National Airlines and People’s Express.“But after 40 years, the little piece of Jamaica that flies, is still flying. Airlines take off and airlines land, and we have had our ups and downs. The difference for us is that we are distinctly Jamaican and we are a dynamic expression of the spirit and warmth of the people of Jamaica and the place we call home,” the Director said.Mr. deMercado also paid tribute to the staff of Air Jamaica, noting that, “over 2,000 people have put their hands, minds and bodies together to make sure that we have a successful operation. One of the amazing things about the Air Jamaica family is that of those 2,000 people, there are some 27 persons who are still with us that were there on day one.”Also attending the service were: Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Anne-Marie Bonner; President of the Jamaican Diaspora Canada Foundation, Sharon Ffolkes-Abrahams; Paul Barnett of the Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations; Bishop Audley James of Revivaltime Tabernacle; and present and former staff of Air Jamaica, including Area Sales Manager in Canada, Norma Sale; Airport Manager, Shelly Goulbourne and one of the airline’s first flight attendants, Sandra Scott, who is now the Regional Manager of the Jamaica Tourist Board. RelatedHigh Commissioner Calls for Continued Support of Air Jamaicalast_img read more

Ministry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School

first_img Issued by: The Ministry of Education RelatedMinistry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School Advertisements RelatedMinistry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School Ministry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School EducationApril 7, 2011 RelatedMinistry of Education Mourns Death of Students Killed in Accident at School FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Minister of Education, Hon. Andrew Holness, and the staff of the Ministry of Education are in mourning following the death of three students and the injury of several others as a result of a motor vehicle crash in Manchester this morning April 7, 2011. The Ministry expresses condolences to the families of those who died, their schools and communities. A critical response team from the Guidance and Counselling Unit of the Ministry has been mobilised to offer counselling to students and staff of the schools whose students were involved in or saw the accident. The Ministry of Education stands ready to help the families of those who died or were injured in the mishap.last_img read more

Schools Closing Tomorrow Wednesday December 1st

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articlePearse Doherty takes his seat in the DailNext articleNational, secondary and playschool closures News Highland Twitter Facebook St Bridget’s National School ConvoySt Egney’s National School DesertigneySt Eunans National School RaphoeSt Bernadette’s Special School, LetterkennyWoodland National SchoolCrannog Bui Loughros Point ArdaraMurrow National School DunfanaghyEdinfanagh National School GlentiesStramore National School GlendoanScoil Mhuire DerrybegScoil Conaill BunbegCloughfinn National School BallindraitScoil Naomh  Iosaf Illies BuncranaScoil Colmcille Drumman BallyareSecondary SchoolsBallinamore Vocational SchoolPCC Falcarragh (Closed until Monday December 6th)Pobail Scoil GweedoreRoyal & Prior RaphoeSt Columbas Comprehensive  School Glenties WhatsApp Facebook Schools Closing Tomorrow Wednesday December 1stcenter_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Newsx Adverts Playgroups and other facilitiesGlenties Day Care Centre closed till ThursdayChildren Point Playgroup in Quigleys point closed till MondayCrossroads & Killygordon Playgroup closed till MondayThe Doorway Project building at Long Lane will only open from 12 to 4pmThe Doorway Community Playgroup closed on WednesdayVolt House Raphoe VEC adult education classes cancelled Google+ By News Highland – November 30, 2010 Highland Radio has been informed that the following schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday December 1st. This is the final list for tonight, if any school has additions, please call them in t- the station after 7 o’clock tomorrow (Weds) morning.National SchoolsAnnagry National SchoolConvoy Joint National SchoolCranford National SchoolDerryconor National SchoolFintown National SchoolGlassan National School CreesloughGlenmaquinn National SchoolGortahork National SchoolLetterkenny Educate TogetherLittle Angels Special School, LetterkennyLuinneagh NS, DerrybegMagherabeg National School ManorcunninghamMagheroarty National SchoolRobertson School StranorlarScoil  Leanbh Iosa CarrigansScoil Naomh Fiachra IllistrinScoil Naoomh Brid Downings Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Update from Equine Canada’s Task Force on FEI Limb Sensitivity Protocol

first_imgEquine Canada’s Limb Sensitivity Protocol Task Force provides the following as an interim update to both Equine Canada’s membership, as well as the Canadian equestrian community.The Task Force has held two meetings to discuss the current Protocol, its practical application and how it can be improved while not compromising the welfare of the horse or fair play.This included a meeting with the Fédération Equestre Internationale’s (FEI) Lisa Lazarus (General Counsel) and Graeme Cooke (Veterinary Director) to review recent amendments to the Protocol by the FEI and to discuss potential future suggested amendments currently under discussion by the Task Force. The tone of the conversations was open and cooperative, and it was clear that the FEI representatives welcomed the feedback and ideas that were presented.The Task Force is very encouraged to learn that one of the addendums to the Protocol effective 2013 (now known as “Limb Sensitivity”) was as a direct result of feedback from Canada – namely, that examinations will be video recorded during the initial examination rather than waiting until the secondary examination.Discussions continue with the Task Force in order to further review and finalize what they feel could further improve the Protocol and/or clarifications required in the interest of clear communication for all parties involved. The working list of focus areas includes, but is not limited to:• the timing of the “Initial Examination” prior to Competition;• the role of, and impact on, the Reserve Athlete;• the role of the identified “Person Responsible” and presence during all examinations;• the stature of the national federation team during examinations and its input into decisions taken at international team competitions;• the designated area where examinations are conducted and maximum number of attending veterinarians permitted at one time;• the involvement of the Appeal Committee;• the re-examination process of a horse in order to re-enter competition; and• a process whereby a discovered injury can be reported and treated prior to testing.The objective of the Task Force remains to present a list of recommendations to the international community, including FEI Veterinarians, for consultation and discussion prior to presentation to the FEI.BackgroundIn September 2012, Equine Canada’s Sport Council formed a Hypersensitivity Task Force at the request of the Board of Directors. The objective of the Task Force is to review the FEI Protocol for Thermography and Clinical Examination (hypersensitivity of legs) to ascertain, from the perspective of Canada’s equestrian sport community, if the protocol and its application are achieving the intended outcomes in an equitable and effective manner.The Task Force is co-chaired by Mark Samuel, Canada’s elected representative to and Chair of the FEI’s Group IV, member of Equine Canada’s Sport Council and former Chair of Jump Canada, and Kerri McGregor, Canadian Equestrian Team Leader, Equine Canada Board Director and Session Member to the Canadian Olympic Committee. Task Force members currently include Graeme Thom (chef d’équipe – Eventing), Gina Smith (chef d’équipe – Dressage), Mark Laskin (chef d’équipe – Jumping), Terrance Millar (former chef d’équipe – Jumping) and Elizabeth Robinson (chef d’équipe – Para-Equestrian) as well as ex-Officio members Michael Gallagher (President – Equine Canada ) and Michael Arbour (Interim Chief Executive Officer – Equine Canada). Advisors to the Task Force include Christine Peters (Manager – Dressage), Fleur Tipton (Manager – Eventing), Karen Hendry-Ouellette (Manager – Jumping), Amie O’Shaughnessy (Director – Para-Equestrian) with assistance provided by Kari MacGregor (Program Coordinator – Equine Medications).To read more about the FEI’s Limb Sensitivity protocol, please click here. 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