Month: October 2020

  • Government MPs pledge confidence in Prime Minister Chastanet

    first_img Apr 16, 2020 CCJ to Rule on Guyana Opposition Appeal Next Week Jul 2, 2020 You may be interested in… Two other Caribbean countries report coronavirus cases Share this on WhatsApp During a sitting of the House of Assembly on Jan. 30, government MPs reiterated their support for Prime Minister Hon. Allen Michael Chastanet. Following a day-long debate, 11 MPs out of 17 voted against a ‘no-confidence’ motion in the Prime Minister presented by the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Philip J. Pierre, which also called for the resignation of the prime minister. Several MPs also spoke in support of Prime Minister Chastanet. MP for Choiseul and Minister for Commerce, Industry, Investment, Enterprise Development and Consumer Affairs, Hon. Bradley Felix, spoke about the caring nature of the prime minister and the investments the government has made in the rehabilitation of schools, the maintenance of the roads and the extensive road rehabilitation programme, investments in equipment for the police, and the new measures that have been implemented to tackle crime, such as the reopening of the forensic lab.center_img Mar 13, 2020 Apr 9, 2020 “There are now opportunities for Saint Lucians to become their own bosses. There are now opportunities to become entrepreneurs, to be masters of our own fates,” MP Felix told the House of Assembly. “I have every confidence in the Hon. Allen Chastanet as prime minister.” Read more at: Government of Saint Lucia Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… PM Chastenet implements monthly payment for eligible persons St. Lucia still under SOE, partial shut-down last_img read more

  • SMEs Urged To Leverage CARIFORUM-EU EPA

    first_img LIAT to Resume Operations in November? – CARICOM… Guyana Waives Banking Fees for Rest of 2020 – CARICOM… Oct 12, 2020 You may be interested in… Belize economy contracts by 23.3% – CARICOM Business… Aug 31, 2020 Cruise Ships Banned Until 2021- CARICOM Business News center_img Aug 25, 2020 “If we start to look around at our neighbours, you have access to that European market. That might be the place for us to start to build capacity, and then expand into the wider European market,” she pointed out. The minister further stated that input from SMEs was critical to helping Barbados and the Caribbean create a strategy to leverage the CARIFORUM-EU EPA. She praised the Small Business Association of Barbados and the Caribbean Export Development Agency for staging the workshop, which was attended by local and regional owners of micro, small and medium sized enterprises. Ms. Husbands explained that 10 years ago a waiver granted to the EU by the World Trade Organisation to continue preferential treatment to the region under the Cotonou Partnership Agreement came to an end. As a result, the region negotiated a bilateral agreement with the business community in mind. “The region was able to negotiate the continuation of its duty free-quota free access to the European Union for all goods and services produced in the region. At the same time, the region was able to offer a measure of protection for regional businesses by delaying the liberalisation on the region’s end. “We sought to safeguard the sensitive goods, which are produced in the region, by either excluding the same from liberalisation, or by affording longer time periods over which the tariffs would be reduced. This allows those sectors to increase productivity and competitiveness before liberalisation,” she outlined. However, the minister lamented: “Ten years on from the signature of the agreement, we honestly struggle to quantify the tangible benefits of the agreement. No blame should be cast on either side for this situation.” She challenged the SMEs to test the strength of the EPA, and use it to translate the benefits on paper to actual economic gains. Minister Husbands also called on business owners to share their experiences on the ground, so that ministry officials could continue to discuss, consult and negotiate for improved access to this market with the EU. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 17, 2020 (Barbados Government Information Service Press Release) Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Barbados, Sandra Husbands, has urged small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to consider exporting to Martinique, Guadeloupe and other regional territories that have access to the European market. She was speaking at a regional workshop entitled Leveraging the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, on Thursday. Minister Husbands described these European Union (EU) overseas countries and territories as “good entry points” to the 500 million mainland European citizens, and also suggested that business owners should consider Suriname, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Reporting on the 25th CARIFORUM Council of Ministers’ MeetingBy Elizabeth Morgan As I had anticipated last week, regional media coverage of the 25th Meeting of Ministers of the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, known as CARIFORUM, was sparse. The limited coverage mainly came out of St. Lucia, current Chair of CARIFORUM,…March 28, 2019In “Featured”Suriname signs historic agreements with CDBParamaribo – The Ministry of Trade and Industry last Friday signed two historic agreements with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) for projects to improve Suriname’s implementation of both the CSME and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The two projects will assist in transforming Suriname into a more competitive economy, increasing…July 9, 2015In “Barbados”26th CARIFORUM Council of Ministers’ MeetingBy Elizabeth Morgan A few news reports out of St. Vincent and the Grenadines informed that the Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) held its 26th Council of Ministers’ Meeting there on Friday, January 17th. The meeting was chaired by the Hon. Sir Louis Straker,…January 23, 2020In “Jamaica”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

  • Lund International’s Paula Sliefert Elected to Second LTAA Council Term

    first_imgDeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  ANOKA, MN — Paula Sliefert, director of marketing for Lund International, has been elected to serve for a second term on the select committee of the Light Truck Accessory Alliance (LTAA). The primary goal of the LTAA, a council of SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association), is to encourage product quality as well as service and business practices benefiting manufacturers, suppliers, dealers and customers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Sliefert, who has been with Lund International for 10 years, is director of marketing for the company’s family of brands including AVS, Deflecta-Shield, Lund, Nifty and Trenz. She is responsible for facilitating a team of professionals in the areas of market research, product development and communications. Recently, Sliefert and 13 other LTAA members participated in a two-day rally in Washington, DC, which included more than 100 SEMA members from across the country. Meeting one-on-one with their congressional representatives, LTAA members were provided with information on what is happening on the Hill and were afforded the opportunity to educate their representatives about issues affecting the industry. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Performance Warehouse Association Announces Annual Awards

    first_imgPALM DESERT, Calif. — The Performance Warehouse Association (PWA) recently recognized two individuals and one business during special award presentations.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The 2008 PWA Person of the Year Award was given to Bob Cook of Bob Cook Sales. The 2008 PWA Manufacturer of the Year Award was presented to Edelbrock Corp. The 2008 PWA Pioneer of the Year Award was presented to PWA’s own Larry Pacey. The Manufacturer and Person of the Year Awards were given at the SEMA awards banquet in Las Vegas, held earlier this month in conjunction with Automotive Aftermarket Industry week. The Pioneer award is given annually at the PWA general membership meeting during Industry week.,AAPEX’s annual in-person gathering has gone virtual in 2020. While some mourn the disruption to the industry, Vic Tarasik from Shop Owner Coach says there is real value to be captured from the virtual gathering. Together with ShopOwner editor Doug Kaufman, Vic provides a to-do list for making the most of the technical training sessions and product introductions scheduled for Nov. 3rd-5th. Go to for more information.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

  • FLAC Welcomes Artist Dave Merriman With His Handmade Windchimes At Arts & Crafts Fair Aug. 10

    first_imgReminder … the Arts & Crafts Fair is down to just seven days away Swing on by to check out Dave Merriman and his handmade windchimes. Handmade windchimes by artist Dave Merriman. Courtesy photo For more information about this #NewMexicoTrue artist, visit FLAC News: The community is invited to stop by 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 10 at Fuller Lodge to pick up a windchime from Merriman to attract good fortune and ward off bad luck.center_img Fun Fact: Wind chimes are thought to bring good luck in parts of Asia and are traditionally used in Feng Shui. Artist Dave Merriman and his handmade windchimes. Courtesy photo Each of Merriman‘s pipes are carefully tuned and built with a swivel for free rotation without getting wound up and come with a lifetime warranty.last_img read more

  • Mountaineers: John Smedley’s Epic Adventures Aug. 27

    first_imgPEEC was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies. PEEC operates the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however, members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $35. To learn more, visit For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit, email [email protected] or call 505.662.0460. This summit is an aggressive hike — individuals must travel 22 miles and travel up 6,800 feet in elevation. In addition to covering this climb, Smedley will give an overview of his 11-day hiking and rafting trip down the entire length of the Grand Canyon. Hear about his exciting adventures and how you can plan some of your own at this presentation!center_img Los Alamos Mountaineers News:The community is invited to hear about John Smedley’s adventures climbing Mt. Whitney and rafting the Grand Canyon at the Tuesday, Aug. 27 Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting.The talk starts about 7:15 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The Mountaineers’ meeting begins at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings. The event is free to attend.Smedley will discuss the approach his group took to climbing Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in the lower 48. He also will cover the permitting that was required to climb the mountain and some other approaches hikers can take. last_img read more

  • Girl Scout Of New Mexico Trails CEO Peggy Sanchez Mills Announces Retirement

    first_imgScouting News:Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails CEO Peggy Sanchez Mills announced her retirement.Her official end date is Jan. 2, 2020 from Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails.Mills has many accomplishments with the Girl Scouts and she has dedicated her entire career to empowering girls and women. “My decision to retire by end of the year came with a great deal of sadness as I love this organization – the very one that I grew up in as a young Girl Scout,” Mills said.last_img

  • Posts From The Road: Scenes Of 2019 Campsites

    first_imgEditor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post Last week I reviewed some of the roads we traveled during the year. After traveling and living on the road for almost half of 2019, I have chosen to share this week scenes of a few of the campsites we called home.  Rainey Lake: Perhaps our most prized campsite of the year was at Lake Rainey in Ranier, Minn.. We didn’t know how special the location would be and were only able to spend one night in Ranier. Just steps from Lake Rainey, we thoroughly enjoyed our short stay there. Photo by Gary Warren/ Rally Sunset: We attended the Escapee’s Club National Rally in March in Tucson, Ariz. Normally, camping at a large rally is secondary to the activities at the rally, but the desert sunsets were spectacular during the week and caught the attention of most attendees. Photo by Gary Warren/ Well 2019 is history and the new year is off and running. Big Timber Rainbow: A double rainbow lit the skies following an afternoon thunderstorm in June in Big Timber, Mt. Photo by Gary Warren/ January Sunset: After several days of desert camping last January at Quartzsite, Ariz., we were gifted this beautiful sunset on our last evening before moving to a new area. Photo by Gary Warren/ Home on the Rocks: We loved camping amongst the huge boulders in February at City of Rocks State Park. Nice weather allowed us to explore and hike in and on the rocks. City of Rocks State Park is a gem of a park between Deming and Silver City. Photo by Gary Warren/ By GARY WARRENPhotographerFormerly of Los Alamos last_img read more

  • Scenes From Ortega’s Weaving Shop In Chimayó

    first_imgOrtega’s Weaving Shop in Chimayó offers authentic Chimayó weaving, a tradition with roots deep in old Spanish Colonial New Mexico. Seen here during a visit Saturday, Ortega’s Weaving Shop opened its doors in 1900 in a small house in the back of this relatively new shop built in the 1980s at CR 98 at NM 76 in Chimayó. is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed on Sunday. For more information, call the shop at 505.351.4215 or visit Photo by Carol A. Clark/ Owner Robert Ortega has been a part of Ortega’s Weaving Shop since he was born 66 years ago. He began his love for the business as a baby crawling around on the floor and spent so much time there as a child that he calls the house he grew up in his second home. His siblings are Chris Ortega, a master weaver and the former head of the Los Alamos Utilities Department, Alan and Andrew. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comA room full of looms where the authentic Chimayó weaving is done to create blankets, rugs, coats, vests and a variety of accessories, all available online at Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comA close up view of one of the looms at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comA variety of coats and vests available at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comA variety of vests available at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comItems available at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comRichard LaBelle, Left, of El Rancho chats with Ortega’s Weaving Shop employee Anthony Nunzi Saturday during a shopping spree with friends. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ Items available at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comItems available at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comItems available at Ortega’s Weaving Shop. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.comlast_img read more