Gov’t to Expand Free Movement Categories under CSME

first_imgRelatedGov’t to Expand Free Movement Categories under CSME RelatedGov’t to Expand Free Movement Categories under CSME By Douglas Mcintosh, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — The Government is moving to expand the categories of professionals, who will be able to pursue employment in other Caribbean territories without the need for a work permit. Labour and Social Security Minister, Hon. Pearnel Charles, said that drafting instructions have been issued to the Chief Parliamentary Counsel (CPC) for amendments to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Free Movement of Skilled Persons Act, to add teachers, nurses, artisans and Gov’t to Expand Free Movement Categories under CSMEhousehold workers to the list of professionals, who qualify for skills certification, which allows them to move freely in other territories. The legislation, which has been enacted in all Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) states, currently applies to university graduates, media workers, artistes, musicians, sportspersons, managers, technical and supervisory staff attached to a company; and self-employed persons/service providers. Their spouses and immediate dependent family members are also exempt from work permit requirements. Mr. Charles, who was addressing a Labour Relations and Industrial Disputes seminar hosted by the DunnCox law firm at the Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, informed that the amendments will enable those professionals in possession of Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) certification to move freely within the 15-member CARICOM grouping. Mr. Charles also announced that a single certification system is to be implemented shortly, which will replace the current process, which requires immigrating nationals to apply for a new certificate, when seeking employment overseas. Holders of certificates, he advised, will, instead, have their documents verified. Meanwhile, the Labour Minister is expressing confidence that an amendment to the Foreign Nationals and Commonwealth Citizens (Employment) Act, to remove the requirement for exemption certificates to be issued to persons, who wish to transact short-term business-related activities within the island, will result in increased competitiveness and productivity, locally. He explained that the amendment, which came into effect in May, exempts specific foreign nationals, who come into the island for visits not exceeding 30 days, or an aggregate of six months where they make more than one trip, from having to apply for the certificate. These persons include: directors, inspectors and  auditors of companies, associations or organizations, either operating in Jamaica or controlling any such entity locally, irrespective of whether or not the latter was incorporated in Jamaica; persons visiting Jamaica on behalf of a principal abroad in connection with the appointment of, or for the purpose of having business consultations with local agents or distributors; and persons visiting to inspect plants, machinery or equipment  of  any factory or other industrial works, or to give technical advice on the operation of any local undertaking, business or enterprise. “The amendment will, no doubt, encourage the movement of workers with various skills sets and redound to the collective good, in terms of increased competitiveness and productivity. It must be pointed out, however, that this exemption to the special class of business travelers will not apply to the majority of migrant labourers, who will still have to apply for a work permit,” Mr. Charles said. Gov’t to Expand Free Movement Categories under CSME LabourSeptember 14, 2011 Advertisements RelatedGov’t to Expand Free Movement Categories under CSMElast_img read more

Join Mladiinfo Team! Open Call for EVS Volunteers!

first_img LinkedIn 0 Join Mladiinfo Team! Open Call for EVS Volunteers! June 15, 2017 Published by emaj Tweet Pocket EVS Slovakia – Sign for Media: Journalism Volunteering Program for European Deaf Badminton Championships Syncro EVS Daring 2.0 +1 Share 0center_img EVS in Finland Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← University Assistant at the Centre for Southeast European Studies Similar Stories Deadline: 18 June 2017Open to: persons aged 18-30, coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovakia or SpainBenefits: accommodation, food and pocket money, travel and visa costs, health insurance, free Macedonian language lessonsDescriptionMladiinfo International as a web platform, informative center and a network, has developed the necessary capacities to enhance the educational potential of young people in Macedonia and abroad. By providing free educational opportunities for youth and offering them help, advice and support through the process of application, Mladiinfo International is having a direct impact on the lives of youth, empowering and motivating them for action. Mladiinfo International promotes active citizenship and critical thinking, where young people become shapers of their societies.Mladiinfo International – Skopje, Macedonia is looking for two enthusiastic EVS volunteers coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovakia or Spain for an already approved project, in a period of 9 months, starting from September 2017. The main activities of the volunteers will include:Providing space for young people where they could be prepared for taking active role in the society;Empowering young people to take advantage of all the free educational opportunities at their disposal;Regularly creating, editing and updating the content on Mladiinfo’s well-renowned web platform;Contributing to the new Mladiinfo community building platform that will be launched in September 2017;Working on improving Mladiinfo’s online presence in its social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram);Participating in other promotional activities of the organization and providing assistance in the organization of different events and projects; Communicating with young people from all over the world.CriteriaIn order to be selected as a future EVS volunteer and become part of Mladiinfo team, interested applicants should fulfill the following criteria:Enthusiastic young persons aged 18-30, coming from Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovakia or Spain;Willingness and readiness to work in a vibrant international environment;Good knowledge of the English language;Writing and editing skills;Basic knowledge of social media channels and marketing;Willingness to assist Mladiinfo’s team in its daily activities, thus improving the entire work of the organization;Excellent communication skills.BenefitsThe future EVS volunteer will have the opportunity to work with a very professional group of people, who already have gained valuable experience in project management, working and participating in many international youth projects. As part of your EVS, you will get:Free accommodation;– The volunteers will stay in an apartment in a walking distance from the Mladiinfo office;– Covered single room in a shared flat in a walking distance from our office;Food and pocket money;– 150 EUR per month;Travel costs covered;– Portugal and Spain – 360 EUR;– Austria, Czech Republic, and Slovakia – 275 EUR;Visa costs are also covered;Health insurance;Free Macedonian language lessons;Youth Pass Certificate after successfully finishing the EVS project;Personal and professional development in a multicultural atmosphere;Free space for creative expression and proactive work environment.  The volunteer will work 25-30 volunteering hours per week and will have two additional free days per month.How to apply?If you want to apply, please send your CV until 18 June 2017 at [email protected] submitting your application, please include the following information in the Subject line: Name and Surname – EVS in Mladiinfo International.Get to know Mladiinfo’s mission, vision and team on the following link.If you want to know more about Skopje, go here.See Mladiinfo’s working premises on the following link.For questions and inquiries, contact Vladimir Ilievski at [email protected] Apply for the ACT4FREEMOVEMENT Training Series → Redditlast_img read more

Automatic Calibration Module for Vector Network Analyzers from 20 kHz to 6.5 GHz

first_imgDeveloper of innovative RF test and measurement solutions, Copper Mountain Technologies (CMT) has released a new Automatic Calibration Module (ACM) for Vector Network Analyzers. The ACM2506 is an automatic calibration module that can be used with all CMT Vector Network Analyzers operating from 20 kHz to 6.5 GHz. It is a fully automatic USB-controlled and powered electronic calibration module. Automating the calibration routine minimizes the number of steps required by technicians and reduces the risk of human error thereby expediting the calibration process. Automating the calibration routine also reduces wear and tear of the analyzer and RF cables.To perform a full two-port calibration, each end of the ACM needs to be connected to the analyzer only once, as opposed to seven connections with a traditional calibration procedure. The ACM also contains a factory characterized 20 dB in-line attenuator which acts as a simulated device under test (DUT). The confidence check feature loads the factory stored DUT into memory so proper calibration can be verified.Key Specifications of the ACM2506Frequency20 kHz- 6.5 GHzNumber of Ports2Connectors TypeType-N or 3.5 mmImpedance50-ohmSupport StandardUSBTMC-USB488last_img read more

Patterson says he’s making tough decisions for Texas

first_imgAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Steve Patterson made no apology on Friday for making “tough decisions” that have angered some fans in his first year and a half on the job, and insisted his goal is to make the Longhorns’ program the best in the country.Patterson sat down with reporters Friday amid multiple reports that his job could be in jeopardy, and a public acknowledgment earlier from school President Greg Fenves that some fans and key donors are frustrated. Fenves and Patterson met earlier in the day for the third time in less than two months.“We have an excellent working relationship,” Patterson said. “He’s an engaged CEO. We have broad-ranging and candid conversations about academics, athletics and financing, buildings and operations … I feel really good about it.”Patterson took over the Texas program in November 2013, replacing DeLoss Dodds, who retired after 32 years. Where Dodds had a casual, folksy personality, Patterson has been more direct with aggressive attempts to raise money at a program that already ranks among the wealthiest in the country.Among his most contentious decisions was raising football ticket prices and steep new charges for parking after a losing season. Patterson also has forced significant changes in the ticket policies for faculty and staff and pushed to expand marketing of the Texas brand. One of his key initiatives is to build an endowment for each sport.“Some people may like what we are doing and some people may not,” Patterson said. “Somebody’s got to make tough decisions … What can you count on? Death, taxes and change. If we are going to provide the best in services, we are going to have to evolve.”Patterson said he’s willing to meet with any donors who may have been upset by any of the changes to explain them. He said a lunch meeting with a donor on Friday ended with a $750,000 donation.“If there is somebody out there we need to go talk to, (women’s athletic director Chris Plonsky) and I aren’t shy about that,” Patterson said.last_img read more

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock in France for crunch Sala talks

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock in France for crunch Sala talksby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock is in France today for talks with Nantes striker Emiliano Sala.Warnock is trying to persuade the prolific Argentinian to join him and had talks after his side Nantes played Montpellier.The Sun says Nantes are willing to sell Sala for around £20million but the South American was hoping for a bigger move in this window.Warnock’s personal touch is a major boost to his cause and Sala is expected to make a decision by the weekend.Cardiff want Sala signed as soon as possible to help their fight to stay up and Warnock will move elsewhere if he fails to respond. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

a month agoNewcastle director Charnley in contract talks with four players

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle director Charnley in contract talks with four playersby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United managing director Lee Charnley is in the process of securing several players to new deals.The Evening Chronicle says four players are in contract talks with the club.Behind the scenes, the next few weeks and months will be crucial. Martin Dubravka is close to signing a new deal and Charnley has been in discussions with the representatives of the nucleus of the squad about extending their contracts.Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden and Fabian Schar’s contracts are all up in 2021. last_img

a month agoChelsea boss Lampard: Abraham can learn from Drogba

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Lampard: Abraham can learn from Drogbaby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Frank Lampard has thrown down the gauntlet to Tammy Abraham.Lampard says the young striker knows how he’ll be judged.”It’s normal that the top strikers are judged on goals, and the next level of that is: do you score goals against the big teams,” said Lampard. “I understand that because against someone like [Virgil] Van Dijk, a defence like Liverpool, a team like Liverpool, maybe it’s harder to create chances.”So it’s what can you do individually to try and create them, and how clinical can you be after that. He’s shown great signs this season but it will be another test on the way and it’s not the be all and end all day and we make our judgements after this. But for the top strikers like Didier, we all remember the amount of times he scored in finals and semi-finals and really important games and I think, quite rightly, players are judged on that”The thing I love about Tammy is his enthusiasm. He takes every day like it’s a challenge and a happy challenge. He wants to come in with a smile on his face and wants to score goals in training and be the best he can be. I think if you’ve got that attitude, you’ve got a great chance, because we know he has the talent.” last_img read more

BC legislation only applies to Trans Mountain project proponent argues

first_imgShe says the proposed law would present more risk than private-sector proponent Kinder Morgan was willing to accept and it sold the pipeline and related assets to Canada for $4.5 billion last year.Since the expansion project was first officially proposed in 2013, Killoran says it has been through the largest review in the National Energy Board’s history, a number of court challenges and faced protesters and blockades in B.C.She says the energy board ruled the expansion, which would triple the capacity of the pipeline, is in the Canadian public interest because the country cannot get all its available energy resources to Pacific markets including Asia.B.C. has argued the proposed rules are not intended to block the project but instead aim to protect its environment from spills and would require companies to pay for any damages, but Killoran disagreed.“Trans Mountain will be directly and significantly impacted by the proposed legislation. Indeed, we say it is the target of the proposed legislation,” she told a panel of five judges on Thursday.First Nations, the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, and environmental group Ecojustice have delivered arguments in support of B.C.’s proposed rules, in part because of concerns about the local impacts of possible spills. Killoran says the energy board recognized that there is a wealth of evidence about the fate and behaviour of diluted bitumen and there is further research underway.The board also disputed the views of project opponents including Vancouver that the company hadn’t provided enough information about disaster-response plans, and also recognized that spill prevention was a part of pipeline design, she says.The Appeal Court is hearing a reference case filed by B.C. that asks whether the province has the authority to enact the amendments. Canada opposes the amendments because it says Ottawa, not provinces, has exclusive jurisdiction over inter-provincial infrastructure.The Trans Mountain pipeline runs from the Edmonton area to Metro Vancouver and the expansion would increase the number of tankers in Burrard Inlet seven-fold. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The proponent of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion says legislation proposed by British Columbia is targeting the project and would significantly impact it.A lawyer for Trans Mountain ULC is asking the B.C. Court of Appeal to reject proposed amendments to the province’s Environmental Management Act that would create a permitting system for heavy oil transporters.Maureen Killoran says Trans Mountain, which has operated since 1953, is the only pipeline that transports liquid petroleum to the West Coast and the only pipeline to which the legislation would apply.last_img read more

Prep your skin for summer heat

first_imgThe harsh summer heat can spoil your skin. Don’t forget to moisturise and keep yourself hydrated, say experts. Here are few pointers to save your skin this summer. Don’t forget to moisturise: You need to use a light moisturiser when the weather is warm. Pick a non-greasy and lightweight moisturiser (pick one with SPF for daytime use) that will help to lock in the essential moisture of your skin. -Tone your skin: Toners are a must-have during the summer months. A good toner keeps your skin oil-free and clean. It also reduces the appearance of pores. When applying toner, pay attention to your T-zone as it is the part of your face that secretes the maximum oil during summer. Also Read – An income drop can harm brain-Keep yourself hydrated: Drink lots of water and don’t forget to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. Keep sipping from your bottle. This is important to keep your skin hydrated, flush out toxins from your body, and feel refreshed during the hot summer days. – Exfoliate: Regular exfoliation should be a part of the skincare routine irrespective of the season. Those with sensitive skin need to be careful while exfoliating as compared to those with a combination or normal skin. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award-Minimal make-up: Bare minimum make-up should be preferred in summers, as too much make-up would clog the pores and result in breakouts. Products with SPF should be used. -Summer friendly lotion: One needs to use a lotion which absorbs fast into the skin as compared to the greasy body butters for winter. Winter lotions would provide the skin an oily look therefore they need to be changed with time.Since the sun can be extremely drying, keep them soft and smooth by using a rich lip balm with SPF 15 or higher. Use a bottle of mist packed with a antioxidants and nutrients to soothe and hydrate the skin on your face and body, especially when you are outdoors and in the sun.ianslast_img read more