The SVG Gospel Fest Committee will open Gospel Fest 2013 with an evening of “Lifting Jesus Up” on Sunday at the Victoria Park.
The opening will feature top local gospel artiste along with featured performances from a guest artiste.
Admission to the opening is ten dollars. It will commence at 6pm.
Zonal Showcases including workshops and crusades will take at various venues around the country during the month of April.
The Ministry of Education in conjunction with the St. Martin Secondary School is working to design a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)Program, which will be available to all students throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ministry has been working with specialist teachers in the areas of Physics, Biology, English and Mathematics who would be part of a summer camp team.
Some of the courses available are game development, web design and concentrated physics. This new thrust is expected to allow students to confidently assess, interpret and manipulate information in order to increase their knowledge and proficiency.
Share holders of the building & Loan association are concerned about the affair of the association and would like Luke Browne to stop speaking in Public forum on the matter which is a request by the shareholders members.
Outlining some concerns with the association which triggered the intervention of the FSA.
Jerry George, a member of the share holders association said the person who started the chattering about the association should stop. All this came as a result of Luke Browne’s letter at the beginning of the year.
The committee met with the FSA, and George said there was a program where Luke Browne was involved he said they thought since there has been an agreement on both sides, they believe the person who started this should be influenced to stop speaking on the matter, because every time that person appears it reminds persons of the dire situation of the BLA. He further disclosed that they wrote to the FSA to ask them to use their influence to stop Mr. Luke Browne from being out there engaging in various public forum on the subject.
George said when people talk to the Building and Loan they talk more of the share holders but the depositors have much more at stake than the share holders he said the share holders had up to about 60 million and the depositors had up to 100 plus million so should be spoken to directly by the FSA
Chairman of the BLA Junior Bachas said in a press briefing earlier this week said meeting with the FSA said they understand the situation that they have to deal with they have I.T challenges, governance issues in relation to legislation and rules, management of liquidity as there are large request for redrawal so they have to fine a way to manage. And its within their best interest
He said they want they general public to understand and cooperate with their effort and understand that and help in what ever way as in withdrawing your request for refund and let them manage the liquidity in a better will be useful.
A call is again being made to the governing party the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government to pack up and move out. The call reiterated by Senator and Lawyer Dr. Linton Lewis has been enunciated by other members of the Opposition party the New Democratic Party for some time now.
Dr. Lewis yesterday said the government is unable to respond to criticisms from the NDP by coming forward with meaningful solutions to rectify the ills in our society, leaving persons to wonder what exactly the government is doing.
He further added that since the ULP has lost its creative and productive juice, they should put the country first and allow the New Democratic Party to return the country on a successful path.
The application process for candidates to the Memory of the World Register for Latin America and the Caribbean (MOWLAC) will be open until 31 August.
This Register is aimed at evaluating the incorporation into the “Memory of the World Register for Latin America and the Caribbean” of documents or set of documents, including archives, libraries or audio-visual collections, held by countries in the region, which are relevant to the collective memory of the Latin American and Caribbean society.
The Memory of the World Programme (MOW) recognises and praises the value of archival, bibliographic and audio-visual documentary heritage, of any genre or support medium.
Candidacies must be sent in two digital versions, one in Spanish and one in English, which must be labelled “APPLICATION” and addressed to Vitor Manoel Marques da Fonseca, MOWLCA president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Persons here who are having problems will now have the advantage of Forty-two Peer Counsellors who are equipped with the expertise to mentor.
Psychology and Technical students at the Community College were engaged in Peer Counsellors training, facilitated by the Planned Parenthood Association through part funding from the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
According to Executive Director of the St. Vincent Planned Parenthood Association, Verlene Saunders, the students welcomed the training as they recognized the need for the service among their peers.
Saunders added that the pilot project, has imparted the necessary skills needed to carry mentorship and counselling in a professional manner.
A ceremony will take place this afternoon on the Technical college compound from 2, where the forty two peer counsellors will be inducted.
Recently the Inland Revenue department was experiencing problems with their computer systems, and has apologised for the inconvenience caused due to the malfunctioning of the computers which had been affecting the department.
According to the Comptroller of Inland Revenue department Kelvin Pompey, the problem has been rectified, and the Department has resumed normal operations.
Pompey explained that there were some persons who were unfairly penalized for late payments, which they could not make while the computer was down.
Pompey however noted that a grace period has also been given for persons filing Income Tax Returns. He further said that the Department has already taken steps to upgrade its computer system, to ensure that there is no re-occurrence of the problem.
“Are we as a Ministry and a board within the execution of our work honest, mature and sensitive to the approval of projects and programs, that are applicable to social equity, to environmental sustainability, to cultural resilience, to economic competitiveness, and even to good governance”?
This was the question posed by Minister of Housing Honourable Montgomery Daniel at a training session that was held yesterday, on town and country planning act revise 2005.
Daniel pointed out that if we have been for quite some time exposed to this work, questioned how many of us can truly defend the principles of these things at the work place? He asked these rhetorical questions as he explained that the division is facing a challenge that needs to be overcome.
He further noted that in the eyes of the public it is said that there seemed to be a decline in resource base and if this is so there’s is need to find the resources to improve the work drastically.
He also asked if the regulatory frame work are insufficient and out dated in the eyes of the public, making our work sloppy and inadequate, adding that if this is so the time has come when we must review our present legislation with the view to making the Ministry work more bold and competitive.
A food establishment here “Bickles” will be closing one of its outlets as of this coming Saturday April 6th.
Valid Browne Manager of the branch explained that they will be moving to have better and faster service and a greater “Bickles” experience and on Monday the staff will be dress in new attire and ready to serve you better and the prices will also be reduced.
Browne added that the Western Union location on Granville Street will also be closing its door letting go eight of its staff and they will be operating from one western union location on Granby Street and the Calliaqua location where persons can go to, for transaction.
According to reports, the closure comes in order to allow the company to focus on its course strategy, in provided its highest quality product to its customers, on one branch on Halifax and Edmond Street.
Auntie Felicia, author of the book “Making the right Decision” and Host of the television Program “Children on the Move”, said in a short interview on Nice Radio yesterday afternoon, that she has identified reading as one of the main problems among some children here and will be starting a reading program for children as of April 15th.
Felicia explained that she wants to help the children to improve their reading ability and invite volunteers to help with the reading and also an art program. Auntie Felicia said jointing the club will expose the children to field trips, international competitions, TV appearances and a chance to go on the ship pirates of the Caribbean with Captain Martin.
She has been working along with the children for the past 2 years and also worked with pre-schools primary and secondary schools.
More information can be had at 455-5000.