DNA goes to Golden Gates Calls on youth vote to make the

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp A call to end ‘the mudslinging and conflicting messages’ and focus on the real issues, was the message DNA Candidate for Fox Hill, Kendal Smith had for the green crew on Tuesday night. This as, the Democratic National Alliance and its slate of candidates took the stage at the Golden Gates Shopping Plaza.DNA Candidate for Fox Hill, Kendal SmithWith green glow sticks in hand Alliyah Lewis from the DNA’s youth team, took the stage, and said it was time for the young people to have their chance at getting jobs, end the hustling for mediocre jobs despite having their university degrees. She unveiled plans under the DNA to remove VAT from University Education.Candidate for Fort Charlotte, Cindy Coakley Knowles says now was the time to return Bahamas to its Christian values, as it had become a drug capital sold to the world and was one minute away fromAlliyah Lewis, DNA Youth Memberbecoming a Junk state if it continued under the PLP and FNM’s style of governance. She warned of the Bahamas becoming like Cuba with its links to Russia and reminded the crowd of Former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham words, “Without the FNM there would be no Chinese”. She adds that while welcoming foreign investment is important, its should never be at the cost of Bahamians birthrights.DNA Candidate for Yamacraw, Charlis RobbinsNext up was Yamacraw DNA contender, Charlis Robins who came on the stage calling everyone to share the Facebook live link, with a selfie. She called out the Facebook trolls on the page, and ‘fake news sites’ with ‘crazy accusations’ against its candidates and supporters.Singer, Skyy Divinity performed her Election jingle ‘Green means Go’, while, it was Christ Gang singing their ‘We could make it’, got the crowd dabbing and dipping. With just one hour live on Facebook, the green crew garnered close to 8000 views, and over 140 shares.last_img read more

FOI laws on legislative agenda says Premier

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Freedom of Information legislation is not forgotten by the new PDM Administration said Premier Sharlene Robinson on Tuesday when quizzed on the campaign promise.“It is definitely on our legislation agenda, of course you know the constitution would have provided for that legislation to be introduced, and persons will remember that I was a person who brought a private members motion, so the freedom of information legislation will be coming forward.  The evidence of the changing of the guard, you will see more ministerial interaction with the press, you will get that from us as Ministers.”The Premier, backed up by her Deputy Premier and other Ministers agreed that greater transparency in government will also require a mindset change.“So while you will have freedom of information, it is important for us to break that culture of just keeping information, you know we have never been forced in many departments to be open and transparent.  I don’t think people are hiding anything, it’s just a culture that has to be broken because information will certainly help in so many different ways.”#MagneticMediaNews#freedomofinformation#FOIlawsonagendasaysPremier Related Items:#FOIlawsonagendasaysPremier, #freedomofinformation, #magneticmedianews Don’t blame Magnetic Media, the public has a right to know – we are doing our joblast_img read more

JAMAICA DPP emphasizes importance of digital audio recording in the courts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 15, 2017 – Kingston – Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Paula Llewellyn, has hailed the provision of digital audio-recording and video-link technology to more than 71 courts and seven hearing rooms across the island.The DPP said the technology represents “part of the evolutionary process of what happens when the appropriate resources are put into the justice system”.“It means that the justice system operating in the 21st Century is now becoming a reality,” she added.Ms. Llewellyn was speaking to JIS News following the handover of the equipment at the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston on November 13.   Funding for the equipment was provided by the European Union (EU) in the sum of $232 million under the Justice, Security, Accountability and Transparency (JSAT) programme.Ms. Llewellyn said the equipment “will allow the judges who take longhand to be more efficient, and will cut the time (spent) taking notes”.“It will allow defence counsel and prosecuting counsel to be on the cutting edge and very prepared, because a lot of the cases will go a little quicker,” she said.It is estimated that there are 35,000 cases in the parish courts and 2,000 cases in the Circuit Court.President of the Jamaican Bar Association, Jacqueline Cummings, also shared the sentiments of the DPP, noting that the equipment will help to “speed up most trials”.“At the end of the day, when the transcript is produced and handed to the attorney, they will no longer have piles and piles of paperwork to do.   They can either have it in electronic form or in print,” she said. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Landmark Secures Lehman Bros for Sale

first_imgDominion, formerly Trader Publishing, was established in September 2006 following a division of assets between shared owners Landmark and Cox Communications. Lehman Bros., one of the financial institutions that helped Landmark Communications sell off the Weather Channel to NBC Universal and a pair of private equity groups for $3.5 billion, is now conducting a sales process for its publishing arm, Dominion Enterprises, FOLIO: has confirmed.Norfolk, Virginia-based Landmark reportedly has started distributing information to potential buyers interested in Dominion Enterprises. A Landmark spokesperson declined to comment when asked who the bidders are and how much Landmark is seeking for Dominion. Last year, Dominion’s revenues were nearly $1 billion.In January, Landmark retained investment banks J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers to assist in exploring strategic options for the entire company. Dominion Enterprises owns and operates more than 500 Web sites and magazines, including boating industry titles Soundings, Soundings Trade Only and PassageMaker.last_img read more

Reliance Jio to soon launch automobile telematics device that will track vehicles

first_imgReliance Jio Infocomm is in advance talks with automobile companies to launch an automobile telematics device that will control vehicle’s movement and alert the owner about fuel and battery condition through a mobile app. Brace up! India’s telecom pricing war will further intensify, says JP Morgan”Reliance Jio is ready with a car-connected device that will have multiple features like immobilising car at the time of theft, alert the owner about car movement, locate the car and also provide wi-fi within the car. The owner needs to use Jio sim in the device to avail benefits,” an industry source told PTI.With the help of Jio’s car management device, the vehicle owner will get information about how his driver is handling the car. Additionally, the movement of the vehicle can be restricted within a particular geography, the device can switch on AC of the car from any remote location and get an alert of car break etc. The telecom venture led by Mukesh Ambani is also working on the modalities on its sales model for the existing cars as well, the source said.”There are lots of factors that determine price, but the price of the car-connected device is estimated to be either equal to or less than its Jio’s mifi device which costs around Rs 2,000,” the source said.The application has been internally developed by Jio. However, the hardware device will initially be imported from China but the company has asked its vendor to start making it in India later.At the same time, Jio is also scaling up its fibre to the home project for which it is running a pilot scheme in certain cities, including Delhi and Mumbai. “With Fibre to the home, Jio will focus on automatic entire home from entertainment to home surveillance to utility management,” the source said.Last week, the newest telco in the Indian telecom sector said it reached a customer base 7.24 crore and claimed that soon it would be adding 1 lakh mobile subscribers per day. Ambani has set a target to cross 10 crore customers for Jio by March 31, 2017.Meanwhile, the operator is reportedly working out a new tariff plan that will be valid till June 30 and would provide data services at a nominal Rs 100, combined with free voice calls, for another three months. The Jio introductory offer ends on March 31.last_img read more