Daily Archives: April 20, 2013

Jamaica plans US$9 Billion Logistics Hub initiative

Jamaica plans US$9 billion Logistics Hub initiative

 April 19, 2013 – Caribbean News Now -By Alecia Smith-Edwards
KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Investors have expressed a willingness to pump over US$9 billion in the Jamaican government’s global logistics hub initiative.This was disclosed by chairman of the Logistics and Investment Task Force in the Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Dr Eric Deans, who noted that, with this initiative, Jamaica has the opportunity “to attract the best investors, contractors and developers.”“By attracting businesses to our hub, we will allow them to fully integrate into the global trading system (which) will provide tens of thousands of jobs and in the process we will establish Jamaica as the fourth global logistics hub; the other three being Singapore, Rotterdam and Dubai,” Deans said on Wednesday April 17.

The government’s initiative is aimed at taking advantage of the anticipated increase in maritime activities from the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is expected to be completed in 2015.  Continue reading

The Boston Bombing … and the Death of Privacy – Hubert Williams

The Boston Bombing … and the Death of Privacy

  By  Hubert  Williams

Bridgetown, Barbados, April 20, 2013  —  The remarkable swiftness with which the law enforcement agencies in Boston have dealt with the Marathon murderers is a reminder to us all across the world of not just the death of distance, but also that privacy too has died – that wherever you are, whatever you do, you are likely to be on camera. Britain’s royal William and Kate now know that only too well.

Today’s technology is dictating that you will never again be alone: either it is “Big Brother” peering in on you at different angles from outer space; or the strategically located mini drones which are becoming a feature of surveillance; or grandma fiddling with the fascinating little gift that she got for Christmas;  or the little tot across the street testing on you the capabilities of a smartphone. All are likely, even if only by chance, to be focusing on you. Distance is dead. Privacy is a fossil. Even when secreted behind closed doors, with powerful sensors they can tell what you’re up to from the vibrations emanating.        Continue reading

Guyana News: Capitol News videos – April 19, 2013

Capitol News Videos  – April 19, 2013

  • Ministry of Local Government comes under the microscope in the National Assembly – 19th Apr 2013
  • Two Constitutional challenges filed in the High Court against the granting of radio frequencies by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo – 19th Apr 2013
  • Ruling PPP/C expresses frustration over Budget Cuts – 19th Apr 2013
  • Prime Minister Samuel Hinds speaks out against opposition voting against GPL subsidies – 19th Apr 2013
  • New fashion magazine hits news stands – 19th Apr 2013
  • ‘Firestorm’ promises to be fireworks tomorrow night at the Princess Hotel – 19th Apr 2013
  • ACM, IPI and GPA statement on settlement of Broadcast Licensing dispute in Guyana – 19th Apr 2013
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Guyana Christian Charities: Spring Dance – May 4, 2013 – Toronto

CCC Spring Dance

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