‘We have to get back on track’: Democrats lose patience with Trump on drug pricing

first_imgPolitics About the Author Reprints Log In | Learn More What is it? GET STARTED ‘We have to get back on track’: Democrats lose patience with Trump on drug pricing [email protected] What’s included? Erin Mershon Senior News Editorcenter_img Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED President Trump spent the last several weeks blasting Democrats for refusing to work with Republicans on health care. Now, two of the Democrats who have shown the most willingness to work with him on one specific health issue ― drug pricing ― are blasting him back.Reps. Peter Welch of Vermont and Elijah Cummings of Maryland made headlines when they agreed to meet Trump at the White House in March to discuss efforts to bring down drug prices, even as many of their colleagues worked to distance themselves from the president. The pair came away from that meeting optimistic about Trump’s willingness to press for relatively liberal changes, like allowing the importation of drugs from Canada or letting Medicare negotiate drug prices. Alex Hogan/STAT By Erin Mershon June 23, 2017 Reprints Tags Congressdrug pricingpharmaceuticalspolicySTAT+TrumpWhite House @eemershon STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.last_img read more

Prosecutors seek a 15-year jail sentence for former Insys CEO for his role in the opioid crisis

first_img STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor Steven Senne/AP By Ed Silverman Dec. 20, 2019 Reprints Log In | Learn More Ed Silverman What’s included? About the Author Reprints Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. For his role in fomenting the opioid crisis, federal officials want to sentence Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor to 15 years in prison. His lawyers, however, argue the former high-flying executive should be locked away for just one year and a day, then confined to his home and perform community service.The contrasting views toward his fate were explained in detail in sentencing documents filed this week in federal court, where Kapoor and several other former Insys executives earlier this year were convicted of wire and mail fraud in connection with a scheme to illegally boost prescriptions for the Subsys painkiller, which contains fentanyl, a powerful and addictive opioid.center_img What is it? GET STARTED Pharmalot Prosecutors seek a 15-year jail sentence for former Insys CEO for his role in the opioid crisis Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. [email protected] @Pharmalot Tags lealopioidspharmaceuticalsSTAT+last_img read more

WATCH: 10 Questions with Rosemarie Bermingham (Sarsfields)

first_img GAA By Siun Lennon – 12th May 2019 Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Sarsfields play St Conleth’s on Sunday, May 12 in Annanough GAA at 6pm.SEE ALSO – Women in Sport: The Laois teenager constantly going for gold – it’s Ava O’Connor WhatsApp Previous article2009 Election Memories: End of the Bertie era, end of the PDs, demise of the Celtic Tiger and FF feel the backlashNext articleDarkness into Light success, and life-saving treatment- it’s our top stories of the week Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. They also won Division 1 of the League and the Crossmaglen 7s tournament.Before the final this Sunday, we spoke to Sarsfields woman Rosemarie Bermingham about her side, including the biggest messer on the team, greatest sporting moment and sporting idol. Facebook TAGSRosemarie BerminghamSarsfields Home Sport GAA WATCH: 10 Questions with Rosemarie Bermingham (Sarsfields) SportGAALadies Football WATCH: 10 Questions with Rosemarie Bermingham (Sarsfields) Pinterest GAA Pinterest This weekend sees six-in-a-row championship county final winners Sarsfields go ahead for another final – this time in the division 1 league.They saw off Ballyroan and Shanahoe to get to the final place and have the title as being titans in Laois ladies football.Their county final victory last year was their twelfth final in a row and Gerry O’Flaherty’s side have taken home the title in 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. WhatsApp Twitter 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebook GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 15, 2020

first_img Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Frances (Mary) Cullen (née Bolton)33 St Michael’s Park, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her loving husband Paddy. Sadly missed by her children John, Rose, Margaret, Paddy, Mary, Michael and Bernadette, sisters Una and Peg, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.Removal on Thursday arriving St Michael’s Church, Portarlington for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to St Michael’s Cemetery, Portarlington.Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place in the Church and at the Cemetery.The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this sad time.Frances’s Requiem Mass will be streamed live on https://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-michaels-church-portarlingtonFrank CroninPark Upper, Stradbally, LaoisCronin Frank, Park Upper, Stradbally, Co.Laois. Passed away on 13th July 2020 surrounded by his loving wife & family. Sadly missed & fondly remembered by his devoted wife Freida, daughters Liz & Emma. Sons Paul & Garry, sister Mary, his adored 8 grandchildren, daughter-in-law Angie, sons-in-law Garry & John, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family & a large circle of friends.Reposing at his home from 4pm on Tuesday (14th Juy) with rosary at 8pm. Requiem Mass on Wednesday (15th July) at 2:30pm in The Sacred Heart Church, Stradbally, interment to follow in Oakvale Cemetery.Following current govenment advice regarding public gatherings the funeral will be restricted to 150 people in the church. Frank’s family wish to thank everyone for their understanding at this sad time.Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to ‘The Irish Cancer Society’.Joe DunneMorette, Emo, Laois/Ballybrittas, LaoisFormerly The Old Pound, Ballybrittas County Laois. Peacefully.Deeply regretted by his loving wife Peggy, brothers Jimmy and Michael, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Reposing at the O’Neill’s residence Kilbracken, Ballybrittas on Tuesday from 4pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Wednesday (travelling via Morette) arriving St Paul’s Church, Emo for Requiem Mass at 2pm. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery, Emo.Due to the Covid 19 Directive there will be Social Distancing in place in the house, in the Church and at the Cemetery.Kathleen McCormack (née Lennon)11 Killenard, Portarlington, LaoisPeacefully at Oakdale Nursing Home, Portarlington surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Ben, sons Mike, Ber and Pat, daughter Angie, daughters-in-law Mary and Ann Marie, son-in-law Mick, granddaughters Nicola, Alison, Shauna, Michelle, Aoife and Zoe, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Funeral arriving St John’s Church, Killenard, Portarlington on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place in the Church and at the Cemetery.Edward MaloneCoolbanagher, Emo, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Brigid’s Hospital Shane. Loving son of the late Peter and Bridget Malone and loving brother of the late William, Michael and Mary. Deeply regretted by his loving nephews Joe, Patsy, Peadar, Jimmy, Peter and Garrett, nieces Breda, Mary and Monica, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours and friends.Reposing at his residence on Monday from 5pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday arriving St Paul’s Church Emo for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Funeral afterwards to the New Cemetery, Emo.Due to the Covid 19 Directive Social Distancing will be in place at his residence, in the Church and at the Cemetery.Bridget Delaney (née Connell)Formerly of Cherrygarth & Meelick, Portlaoise, LaoisPeacefully, in the loving care of Bernie Brennan and staff of Bellard Lodge Nursing Home. Bridget (in her 102 year). Predeceased by her husband Martin and son Larry (Oak Park, Carlow). Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mary and Anne Gleeson, daughter in law Kathleen and son in law Tim, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends.Due to goverment guidelines regarding public gatherings, a family funeral will take place on Monday, with requiem Mass at 12:00 noon in SS Peter & Paul’s church, followed by interment afterwards in SS Peter & Paul’s cemetery.Karl KilmartinClondalkin, Dublin/LaoisKarl Kilmartin, Clondalkin, Dublin. July 7th 2020. unexpectedly, predeceased by his mother Marieann. Sadly mourned by his Dad Pat Kilmartin Greenroads, Ballybrophy, Co. Laois and Breda, sister Debbie, brother Jonathan, partner Donna, son Josh, daughter Brooke, brother-in-law Tony, sister-in-law Mairead, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.Reposing at O’Sullivan’s Funeral Home, Rathdowney, Co. Laois on Sunday evening from 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock. Cremation will take place at Newlands Crematorium Dublin, arriving at 2pm on Monday 13th July, for Dublin arrangements please contact the family. As per the COVID-19 restrictions, please observe the current directive as advised by the Government. Karl’s family thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time. Family flowers only by request, donations in lieu to Pieta House. (pieta.ie/support-our-work/donate).SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 14, 2020 WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest News WhatsApp Facebook Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Deaths RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 15th July 2020 center_img Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Electric Picnic Twitter Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Twitter Electric Picnic Previous articleBarry Cowen sacked as Minister for Agriculture following drink-driving controversyNext articleJOB VACANCIES: LOETB inviting application for Panel of Tutors in Healthcare, Business and IT LaoisToday Reporter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

Questrade introduces the lowest commission rate in Canada

Biden’s pick for SEC flags trading-app gimmicks for scrutiny Toronto-based online brokerage Questrade Inc. Monday rolled out 95¢ stock trades, the lowest commissions in Canada. The 95¢ commission is available to any client who is registered in the Questrade Advantage, a program that also provides $6.95 option trades and a subscription to Intraday Trader, a personal technical analysis tool. “Today’s announcement — the 95¢ stock trade — proves our commitment to transforming brokerage services,” said Edward Kholodenko, president and CEO of Questrade. 95¢ stock trades, available through the Questrade Advantage, are available to every client. There are no minimum account balances or number of trades per month to qualify. When a client registers for an advanced Canadian or U.S. market data plan, the client would be automatically enrolled in the Advantage and get a choice of two commissions: 1¢ per share, minimum 95¢ / maximum $6.95; or $4.95 flat. All options trades are $6.95 with 75¢ per contract, and every trade accumulates towards data plan rebates. Questrade is a member firm of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Family of novice investor who killed himself sue Robinhood Share this article and your comments with peers on social media BMO’s adviceDirect launches premium service Keywords Discount brokeragesCompanies Questrade Financial Group Inc. IE Staff Related news read more

DNA Law… Paving the Way Toward Naming of Fathers

first_imgRelatedDNA Law… Paving the Way Toward Naming of Fathers RelatedDNA Law… Paving the Way Toward Naming of Fathers DNA Law… Paving the Way Toward Naming of Fathers ParliamentDecember 9, 2009 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding told Parliament yesterday ( Dec 8) that DNA legislation will pave the way for mandatory registration of a father’s name on a newborn child’s birth certificate. The draft for the DNA legislation is complete and on its way to Cabinet for review.The Prime Minister was responding to a question in Parliament from the Member for Central Kingston, Rev Ronald Thwaites on when the change in the regulations that will compel the naming of fathers, will start.“Work is proceeding on the drafting of the appropriate legislation. It has taken some time to examine carefully certain legal issues that arise from the drafting instructions. In addition, adequate provisions will have to be made for persons named as fathers, who deny the assertion, to be able to challenge such an assertion and for it to be determined by scientific evidence. The only conclusive means of doing so is by way of DNA testing. The legislation is therefore contingent on other legislation to regulate the taking of DNA samples and their admissibility. In that regard a draft bill to provide for the collection and use of DNA data, …this was completed by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel on the 16th of November and will shortly to be submitted to the Cabinet… …submissions will have to be made for instances where it is not possible for the father to be identified. The defect which the legislation will seek to correct, is the situation where the purported father is properly identified but withholds the currently required consent for his name to be recorded.”The Prime Minister also said that when the regulations are in place, the father will be notified that he has been named as a father and he will have 30 days to appeal.“At the time of registration, the mother will be required to state the name of the father. That person will be given an opportunity to challenge that assertion and the ultimate challenge of that assertion will have to be the way of a DNA test.”The DNA law will address the handling of DNA evidence so that it is admissible in court for not only paternity matters but also criminal cases. RelatedDNA Law… Paving the Way Toward Naming of Fatherslast_img read more

JCF to Add 800 More Cops this Year

first_imgRelatedJCF to Add 800 More Cops this Year FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is planning to increase personnel by 800 recruits this year.This would increase the size of the JCF to 9,200, and police complement to 13,000, including the additional 1,800 members of the Island Special Constabulary Force (ISCF) and 2,000 Special Constables.This was revealed by Communications Director for the JCF, Karl Angell, at a press briefing at the Police Officers’ Club, Hope Road, Kingston, on Thursday morning (January 7).He said that the JCF has ramped up its recruiting drive, with the two training facilities now at capacity. Since January, 250 recruits have been enrolled at Tranquility Bay in St. Elizabeth and the Police Academy at Twickenham Park in St. Catherine. This is in addition to District Constables, who are also in training.Mr. Angell says that although the aim is to increase the size of the JCF to 12,000, realistically, the JCF is hoping to add 800 to its establishment in 2010. Presently, there are 8,400 in the force.Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of Operations, Glenmore Hinds, said that, as part of its strategy to reduce crime, the operations arm of the JCF will continue to beef up personnel deployed on the streets.The police want to have 80 per cent of its human resources visible, with the remainder committed to administrative and investigative duties, Mr. Hinds said.He noted that there is a direct correlation between reducing criminal free space, by having more police on the streets and the ability for criminals to commit offences.“It’s about controlling public spaces that will lead to a reduction in crime,” he remarked.Mr. Hinds cautioned, however, that murders occur in diverse places, and increasing the number of police in public places may not necessarily prevent a murder from being committed in the home, for example.Meanwhile, DCP Hinds said there would be variations, according to areas, in the overall strategies employed by the force in carrying out its operations this year.“What is currently taking place is that each geographic division, using the Commissioner’s strategic priority as a base document, has developed its own sets of priorities and they have set their own targets, which are being finalised and also their operation inputs,” he explained.DCP Hinds added that there will be a variation of the strategies employed, because all divisions do not have the same characteristics. RelatedJCF to Add 800 More Cops this Year JCF to Add 800 More Cops this Year National SecurityJanuary 7, 2010center_img RelatedJCF to Add 800 More Cops this Year Advertisementslast_img read more

Road transport drives recovery and advanced manufacturing jobs

first_imgRoad transport drives recovery and advanced manufacturing jobs Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning The Honourable Dr Steven MilesLeading Trans-Tasman semi-trailer maker MaxiTRANS today opened a new advanced manufacturing facility in Ipswich, creating up to 70 new jobs thanks to Queensland Government support.Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Steven Miles said the Palaszczuk Government was providing support to manufacturing businesses right across Queensland to grow and create more local jobs, through programs like the Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund.“We have helped MaxiTRANS to shift up another gear and bring more business to Queensland by establishing this state-of-the-art facility at Carole Park,” Mr Miles said.“To continue our recovery from COVID-19, we need to secure the manufacturing industries and the skills needed for the jobs of the future“Thanks to the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund, this expansion will lift our state’s advanced manufacturing capabilities and drive jobs.“The existing workforce is anticipated to double, with the current 70 staff moved into the new facility and up to 70 new operational jobs expected to be created over the next five years.Member for Jordan and Assistant Minister for Treasury Charis Mullen said the funding had seen MaxiTRANS move into a bigger and better facility with advanced manufacturing practices and more local jobs.“As the largest manufacturer of heavy-duty transport trailers in Australia and New Zealand combined and a leading provider of parts and service, MaxiTRANS knows how to keep industry moving,” Ms Mullen said.“This new facility means more local jobs, as well as exciting opportunities for local TAFEs and universities to work with MaxiTRANS to provide specialised in-house training and skills development programs.“Construction of the new purpose-built facility also created 64 jobs.”MaxiTRANS Managing Director and CEO Dean Jenkins said the new facility was an exciting expansion for the company, its workers and customers in industries including agriculture, mining, construction, waste management and bulk, as well as the food and grocery sector.“Our existing facility in Richlands predominantly made bulk transport trailers,” he said.“With the help of the Queensland Government, we have a new facility that will give us more scope and flexibility to expand our Australian manufacturing capability, as well as further bolster our aftersales support here in Queensland.Mr Miles said the trucking industry plays a vital role in the transport of essential products, from food to medical equipment, test kits, and masks.“I also take this opportunity – on behalf of all Queenslanders – to thank the industry for keeping supply chains going during this pandemic,” he said.“There is no doubt logistics will continue to play a key role in supporting long-term economic recovery.“This targeted support is part of our plan to Unite and Recover and support Queensland jobs and industry through the COVID-19 pandemic.”Photos can be downloaded here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1p49dubdfqlsldl/AAByrDteRIBiL6LCc8mNdcwva?dl=0 /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:advanced manufacturing, Agriculture, Australia, Australian, Dean, Government, Ipswich, Jordan, manufacturing facility, miles, New Zealand, Palaszczuk, purpose-built, QLD, Queensland, supply chain, Trans-Tasmanlast_img read more

CU Boulder doctoral candidate wins Newcombe Fellowship

first_img Published: May 29, 2018 CU Boulder doctoral candidate Teresita Lozano has been named one of 21 Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for 2018 by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.Lozano’s dissertation, titled Songs for the Ghosts, Saints for the Undocumented: Mexican Cristero Corridos and Transborder Immigration Discourse, in the College of Music’s ethnomusicology department, explores contemporary musical performances and compositions that narrate Mexican migration journeys as experiences of survival, religious devotion and miraculous intercession.The Newcombe Fellowship is the nation’s largest and most prestigious award for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. Fellows receives a 12-month award of $25,000 to support their final year of dissertation work. Categories:CelebrateDeadlines & AnnouncementsCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

Employers Assured of Skilled Youth

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Employers Assured of Skilled YouthJIS 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 RelatedNYS Graduate Work Experience Programme Launched Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is assuring potential employers that a cadre of highly skilled and disciplined youth is being groomed by the National Youth Service (NYS), to become invaluable assets to their companies.She said following a strategic move a year and a half ago, the NYS was revamped and strengthened to have a greater impact on the development of the youth and to create more opportunities for them.  This was done in recognition of the fact that a large number of young Jamaicans are unemployed and unattached.“The Board accepted the policy framework to put the NYS back on firm footing in terms of volunteerism, building that cadre of young people that saw their Jamaican identity as critical in terms of making themselves productive, but also in terms of learning those value systems that were going to be crucial for their own sustainable development,” she said.The Minister was addressing the launch of the NYS’ Graduate Work Experience Programme (GWEP), at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, on February 6.Miss Hanna pointed out that youth participating in the NYS programmes have been taught to recognize that it is not only important to obtain a job, but it is also crucial to contribute to the job and the employers’ establishment as well.“So at the bottom end, it is not only collecting a pay cheque…and doing nothing, but it’s becoming a valuable person to that establishment,” she said.The GWEP, successfully piloted last year, was developed based on the increasing underemployment and unemployment rate among youth, specifically university graduates.The Programme aims to provide tertiary graduates up to 24 years old, with an opportunity to develop workplace skills, while increasing self confidence and developing their skills in the application of theory to the practical work environment.In the meantime, the NYS is inviting businesses, organisations and institutions to partner with the NYS in providing graduates with relevant work experience.Under GWEP, the NYS will pay for the intern to work at the organisation for a period of six months.The NYS is assuring potential partners that it will deliver a university level intern ready for work who is punctual, respectful, disciplined, dedicated, appropriately attired and responsible.Interested persons can contact the NYS via telephone at: 754-9816;  or email: [email protected] 1973, the Government of Jamaica formed the NYS to help with manpower needs in various sectors of the economy as well as to help school leavers develop a sense of nationalism and proper socialisation.Since then, young people aged 17 to 24 years, have been equipped with the necessary life coping skills needed to foster their personal and career development as well as enhance their contribution to community and national development.The NYS has impacted the lives of over 16,000 young people islandwide since 2011. A total of 6,125 youth were engaged in meaningful work experience, voluntary activities and character development workshops in 2013. RelatedYouth Minister Condemns Brutal Killing of 8-Year-Old Celena Edmond Story Highlights Minister Hanna is assuring potential employers that a cadre of highly skilled and disciplined youth is being groomed by the National Youth Service.The NYS was revamped and strengthened to have a greater impact on the development of the youth and to create more opportunities for them.Youth participating in the NYS programmes have been taught to recognize that it is not only important to obtain a job, but it is also crucial to contribute to the job.center_img Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna (left), is greeted by Board Chairman of the National Youth Service (NYS), Maureen Webber, when she arrived at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston, on February 6, to participate in the official launch of the NYS’ Graduate Work Experience Programme (GWEP). Employers Assured of Skilled Youth CultureFebruary 7, 2014Written by: Alecia Smith-Edwards RelatedRhodes Scholar Says Youth Must Be Positively Engaged Advertisementslast_img read more